Archinect - News 2014-09-22T10:23:43-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/105860142/creepy-photos-of-russia-s-crumbling-communist-architecture Creepy Photos of Russia’s Crumbling Communist Architecture Archinect 2014-08-05T12:51:00-04:00 >2014-08-12T21:42:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/31/31ade311a6c6ea5eb9ee7ac797e54e43.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>English photographer Rebecca Litchfield braved radiation and KGB-style interrogation techniques to capture the beauty of this bygone era in a series called Soviet Ghosts. Her work took her to schools, hospitals, factories, and accidentally, a top secret radar installation. &ldquo;Many of the abandoned buildings are pretty unknown to the public, they are hidden behind tall fences and gates, I think it is easy to just pass without knowing what is inside,&rdquo; says Litchfield.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/80457238/a-top-secret-czech-bunker-used-by-the-soviet-army-opens-to-the-public A top-secret Czech bunker used by the Soviet army opens to the public Archinect 2013-08-27T15:34:00-04:00 >2013-08-27T15:41:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/my/my2sauclbmwxi6d5.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A military bunker in Brdy that reportedly housed Soviet nuclear warheads during the years of the Cold War has been turned into an Atom Museum. It opened to the public last week attracting military buffs and historians from far and wide.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/61467335/the-buildings-of-socialism-soviet-modernism-1955-1991-unknown-histories-at-the-architekturzentrum-wien The Buildings of Socialism | 'Soviet Modernism 1955-1991: Unknown Histories' at the Architekturzentrum Wien Archinect 2012-11-15T19:31:00-05:00 >2012-11-18T02:55:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/30/30ff18038b53ec7918fedf4704ea5c18.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Led by Architekturzentrum Wien director Dietmar Steiner, the curators traveled around the former Soviet Union over a three-year period in search of their often elusive and quickly decaying subjects. Focusing on the former republics&mdash;from Estonia to Belarus, Armenia to Uzbekistan&mdash;they interviewed the still-living actors of the time and foraged in bookshops for archive material. They eventually uncovered major Soviet typologies...</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/54445103/the-architecture-of-photography-conversation-with-simona-rota The Architecture of Photography - Conversation with Simona Rota croixe 2012-07-30T15:04:00-04:00 >2012-07-31T10:19:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ui/uiuc6tyi52zhiw89.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong>From the eroded optimism of the heroic building-monuments in east-Europe, to the monochromatic banality of housing developments in the Canary Islands, the photographs of Simona Rota appear to be talking to us about the aspirations and shortcomings of architecture in both its megalomaniac and its quotidian streams.<br> Often lacking human presence, the photographs tell a tale of evaporated intentions, and failed dreams, making through the images a visual statement about the power of humanity to create, alter, and transform our environment.</strong></p> <p> <strong>Images of architecture about topics that transcend architecture, projects like Ostalgia, Instant Village, and Placelessness take us to a personal journey through some of the faces of modernity in Europe, while revealing simultaneously the seducing beauty of its ugliness, and the vulnerability of its invincible architectures.<br> We are drawn towards the fantastic journey of an upcoming visual story teller that equally dazzles us with an image of the ...</strong></p>