Brutal East vol. II

Architecture  I  Photography  I  Cardboard Models  I  2021

Build Your Own Concrete Eastern Bloc 

Streets in the sky, prefab panel housing estates, raw concrete flying saucers, corn cob-shaped tower blocks; these are some of the constructions that recast Eastern and Central European urban landscapes after WWII.   

This playful and engaging book allows readers to explore and learn about the brutalist and modernist architecture erected in the former Eastern Bloc and ex-Yugoslavia, and build some of their most intriguing edifices, from the massive housing estates in Moscow to the brutal skyline of Tbilisi.

Brutal East vol. II
includes chapters with photographs and texts providing a valuable insight into the featured buildings and their history, as well as a foreword by Alexander Ostrogorsky. The book contains nine pre-cut and pre-folded models to press out and assemble with easy-to-follow instructions. This hardcover volume is the long-awaited follow-up to Zupagrafika's 2017 Brutal East.

Contains 9 press-out cardboard models to assemble:
Moscow > ‘The House on Chicken Legs’
Tbilisi > ‘Sky-Bridge’ Housing Estate
Kyiv > Hotel Salute
Skopje > Studentski Dom ‘Goce Delčev’
Berlin > Haus der Statistik
Budapest > Havanna Housing Estate
Minsk > ‘Kukuruza’ Housing Complex
Dombay > Hotel Amanauz
Buzludzha > The Monument House of the Bulgarian Communist Party

Author: Zupagrafika (David Navarro & Martyna Sobecka)
Publisher: Zupagrafika © 2021. All rights reserved

Brutal East vol. II
Hotel Amanauz in Dombay, Russia
Cardboard model of Hotel Amanauz
‘Kukuruza’ Housing Estate in Minsk, Belarus, and a similar complex in Kyiv, Ukraine
‘Sky-Bridge’ Housing Estate in Tbilisi, Georgia
The Monument House of the Bulgarian Communist Party in Buzludzha Peak, Bulgaria
Buzludzha Monument of the BCP paper model
Assembling the paper model of ‘Sky-Bridge’ Housing Estate in Tbilisi
Haus der Statistik in Berlin (East), Germany
Havanna Housing Estate in Budapest, Hungary
Cardboard model of Hotel Salute in Kyiv, Ukraine
Inside the Monument House of the Bulgarian Communist Party

Featured Photographs: David Navarro & Martyna Sobecka (Zupagrafika), Alexander Veryovkin, Balázs Csizik, Les Johnstone, Giorgi Zatiashvili, Tetiana Kabakova, Boris Jurmovski

©Zupagrafika, 2021