Photobook Set #4

Kiosk

The Last Modernist Booths Across Central and Eastern Europe

Author: Zupagrafika

ISBN: 9788396326867

Publisher: Zupagrafika

Hardcover; Cloth spine

208 Pages

Size: 17 x 24 cm

Language: English

Released: 2024

#Modular Architecture #Photography

Mass-produced from the 1970s to the 1990s, modular kiosks like the seminal K67, designed by the Slovenian architect Saša J. Mächtig, and similar systems – including the Polish Kami, the Macedonian KC190, and the Soviet ‘Bathyscaphe’ – could be found anywhere throughout the former Eastern Bloc and ex-Yugoslav countries, from bustling city squares to socialist-era housing estates. They served as hot dog and Polish zapiekanka joints, farm egg and rotisserie chicken vendors, funeral flower shops, newsstands, car park booths, currency exchange offices, and more.

Featuring over 150 kiosks – from Ljubljana to Warsaw, and from Belgrade to Berlin – this photobook provides previously unseen documentation of the remaining modernist booths that witnessed the socio-political transformation of Central and Eastern Europe at the end of the 20th century. While some remain active or have undergone refurbishment, others have been abandoned or have slowly faded from the urban landscape. The photographs in this unique collection were taken over the last decade by Zupagrafika’s founders, David Navarro and Martyna Sobecka. The book includes a foreword by urban explorer Maciej Czarnecki and an introduction by architectural historian Anna Cymer, offering invaluable insights into the history of these mobile structures.

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Photography:
David Navarro & Martyna Sobecka (Zupagrafika)
Publisher: Zupagrafika © 2024. All rights reserved

Kami Kiosk in "Manhattan" housing estate in Łódź, Poland
Abandoned K67 kiosk in Pula, Croatia
A row of K67 (2nd generation, elements A+B) in Wałbrzych, Poland
Kiosks known as "Bathyscaphe" used to be imported to Poland in the 1990s
K67 selling eggs in Świdnica, Poland
KC190 kiosk was designed by Aleksandar Nikoljski and manufactured in Macedonia in the 1980s
Refurbished K67 "Kioski" coffee shop in Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
K67 kiosk was designed by Slovenian architect Saša J. Mächtig in 1966
Double-module K67 kiosk is home to a bakery in Belgrade, Serbia
Kami booth in Poland and KC190 kiosk in Croatia
K67 kiosk at a motorcross spot in Croatia
2nd generation, A+B element K67 offers key services in Kielce, Poland
Seven modules of K67 awaiting renovation in Novo Mesto, Slovenia
K67 coffee shop at the Ljubljana airport, Slovenia
Multimodular KC190 kiosk selling bus tickets in New Belgrade, Serbia
Double-module Bathyscaphe UFO in Biała Podlaska, Poland
Kiosk: The Last Modernist Booths Across Central and Eastern Europe
Kiosk: The Last Modernist Booths Across Central and Eastern Europe


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