• 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
  • The Barbican In London for the opening of the Power and Architecture season at Calvert 22, we grant ourselves the time to pay tribute to one of the most iconic brutalist realisations of last century. The Barbican is the noblest example of the periphery at the center typology. In the very heart of the City of London, a residential unit hosting more […] jo pixel No responses 2016-07-01
  • Power and Architecture The Power and Architecture season opens on June 10th at Calvert 22 Foundation in London. The program focusing on utopian public space and the quest for new national identities across the post-Soviet world includes a conference, a series of exhibitions and workshops, and digital curated content on The Calvert Journal. Re>centering Periphery will be part of the program. Oginoknauss […] low No responses 2016-06-07
  • 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
  • Berlin, dream of modernity No city as Berlin,  (except Paris, obviously) can be adopted as an epitome of modernity. From here Georg Simmel generated its observations on the mental life of the metropolis, defining the inherently modern figure of the overstimulated man, and the notion of blasè. From here Walter Benjamin began its drift into the modern, plastered of […] jo pixel No responses 2015-12-19
  • “Licht, Luft und Sonne” jo pixel No responses 2015-04-27
  • 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
  • The Pruitt-Igoe Myth One of the most iconic architectural projects of modernity, the Pruitt-Igoe complex in st.Louis. The images of its demolition in 1973 have become the symbol of the passage to the post modern era, according to a famous Charles Jenks’ assertion. We saw the excellent film The Pruitt-Igoe Myth at the Rotterdam Architecture Film Festival. The […] jo pixel No responses 2014-06-07