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Soviet Modernism
Building(s) of the month

We publish three manifesto projects each month: these are developments from three architectural periods — constructivism, post-war modernism, and post-modernism. Some are unrealized, some are partially realized, and some are unrealized. These three projects are concepts of transformation of the utopian and fantastic into the realistic.

A standard block of brick flats for four households with duplex apartments and a complete set of modern conveniences, from the Gerard system, type C. Kemerovo. Architect J. van Loghem // The 1920s © The I.V. Zakharova archives

Kuzbass Autonomous Industrial Colony

A social experiment conducted in 1921-1927 in the territory of present-day Kemerovo

The First West-Siberian Agricultural, Forest, Trade and Industry Exhibition. The Pavilion of Siberian Studies. Omsk. Architect Leonid Chernyshev // 1911 © The Library of Congress

First West-Siberian Agricultural and Industry Exhibition

A site for implementing the boldest architectural fantasies

A street perspective. Architectural graphics. Omsk. A.V. Linetsky // The 1920s © Mikhail Vrubel Arts Museum

Khudprom College Omsk

The industrial arts college founded under Narkompros