For this first Poster Monday spot of the year we have a poster entitled “The New Moscow” by Baklazanas Design Studio from Vilnius Lithuania. Baklazanas Design Studio it’s a nomadic design convent focusing on visual branding and communication design for cultural, educational and governmental institutions.
The New Moscow map celebrates Moscow architectural avant-garde heritage including workers’ clubs, schools, factory kitchens, garages, communal housing, factories, bathhouses and even the first soviet crematorium and columbarium. It features 180 most stunning examples of Constructivist architecture in Moscow, both world-famous iconic buildings (from Melnikov House and the Narkomfin Building to Shukhov Tower and Lenin’s Mausoleum) and less known residential buildings and constructivist quarters and settlements within the limits of Moscow Ring Road (MKAD).
Although the Constructivist movement produced many pioneering and unique projects and had a great impact on contemporary architecture during the Soviet period since late 1930s the Constructivist buildings were neglected and people nowadays don’t appreciate this unique heritage, while it’s one of the very few things Russians should be actually proud of. With this map we wanted to attract attention to the problem of demolition of the Constructivist architecture in Moscow and to show it’s pure exceptional beauty.
If you would like to learn more from Baklazanas Design Studio and his work visit his personal web and facebook accounts.
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