• Architecture in Russia before, during and after Stalin In London for “The Center Cannot Hold” conference, we had the opportunity to meet Vladimir Paperny, author of Architecture in the Age of Stalin, and to revive in a conversation with him our interest on the Russian avant-garde and the fate of modernist urbanism under and after Stalin. Here you find some of his answers regarding: the […] jo pixel No responses 2016-09-13
  • Yugoslavia in between In December 2015 we had the opportunity to record a conversation with the Serbian architecture historian Vladimir Kulic, whose writings on Yugoslav spatial production, and in particular the book “Modernism in Between”, have been an important source of inspiration for our researches on Belgrade. We publish here three long excerpts of this interview, in a […] jo pixel No responses 2016-02-23
  • Narkomfin narratives We are honoured to reblog here the essay by Vladimir Paperny originally published in the book O’NFM_6: Narkomfin, edited by Danilo Udovicki-Selb, published by Ernst Wasmuth Verlag Tübingen, 2015, given the kind permission of author, editor and publisher. Apart from being flattered by our film Dom Novogo Byta quoted in it as a source, the piece […] jo pixel No responses 2016-01-30
  • Suncokret jo pixel No responses 2016-01-06
  • Berlin Mitte jo pixel No responses 2014-12-13
  • Edificio GIRÓN This 17 floors brutalist complex was the first coup de foudre in La Habana. Built in 1967 in the Vedado neighbourhood, the building faces the sea on the Malecon boulevard. Corroded by salt, rusty structural iron surfacing all over, its concrete skeleton looks like a creation of the gloomiest J.G. Ballard. Elevators are out of order since […] jo pixel No responses 2014-11-27
  • Jean-Louis Cohen / Modernism and periphery November 2010, working on a spot for Moskonstruct we shortly  interviewed via Skype the architecture historian Jean Louis Cohen, one of the major experts of modernism and the curator of the recent exhibition of Le Corbusier at MOMA. Few questions about Narkomfin are published in the incoming Dom Novogo Byta DVD. We plan an extensive interview […] jo pixel No responses 2013-10-05
  • New Belgrade Day 3- Here come the tough guys… At the other  extremity of Novi Belgrade from the historical centre, Bloks 61, 62, 63 are among the most extreme neighbourhoods of the city. Long  transversal strips of high rise buildings connect two main bulevars. Pedestrian elevated floors are separated by the garages at the bottom level Between […] jo pixel No responses 2013-09-17
  • New Belgrade Day two. Of old and new spaces, displaced and replaced people. New and old typologies of public space reflected. One of the few places in Novi Belgrade to have a name, aside from a number. Blok 28 is called Televizorke, because the windows look like TV sets from the 60’s. The long strips between the […] jo pixel No responses 2013-09-17
  • New Belgrade An exercise in urban reconnaissance, Belgrade  September 4-7, 2013. Day one. From water and sand to concrete. Laying the groundwork for next episode of R:CP, we did a 3 days survey in Novi Beograd. We focused our attention on public space as the starting point to develop an investigation on the city. Public space in […] jo pixel No responses 2013-09-15