Soviet Brutalist Architecture Photographed By Frederic Chaubin – Design You Trust

Soviet Brutalist Architecture Photographed By Frederic Chaubin

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When one thinks of something fascinating, Soviet brutalist architecture does not come to mind. However, Frédéric Chaubin’s remarkable photographs, published under the curious title “CCCP: Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed”, can change that perspective of many. French photographer has traveled the former Soviet Union since 2003, capturing unusual sculptural buildings.

Chaubin mostly focused on the edges of the former Soviet empire: the Caucasus, the Baltic states, and central Asia, and specifically on buildings constructed in wide open landscape, which looked like installations from outer space. Here: Cybernetics Intitute, Saint-Petersbourg – 1987

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Druzhba Holiday Center Hal, Yalta – 1984

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Druzhba Holiday Center Hal, Yalta – 1984

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Druzhba health spa, Yalta

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Georgian Ministry of Highways, 1970

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The Palace of Ceremonies in Tblisi, Georgia, 1984

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Het Poplakov Cafe, 1976

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House of Soviets in Kaliningrad

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Polytechnic Institute of Minsk

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Rusakov Workers’ Club, Moscow, 1927-28

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Kiev crematorium

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Ukrainian Institute of Scientific and Technological Research and Development in Kiev

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Vladimir Somov’s Fyodor Dostoyevsky Theater of Dramatic Art, built in 1987 in Novgorod

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