This Instagram Account Combines Brutalist Architecture With Giant Cats

Brutalist architecture emerged during the 1950s in the UK and are characterised by minimalist constructions that showcase the bare building materials and structural elements over decorative design. @cats_of_brutalism adds giant cats to such buildings to insert some weirdly funny retro-futuristic feeling into them. Scroll down for the best examples! Continue reading »

Photographer Mirko Nahmijas Reveals The ‘Star Wars’ Architecture Of Soviet Belgrade

With his series, Minimal Belgrade, Serbian photographer Mirko Nahmijas brings an original perspective to his city. Built in the mid-twentieth century before the dissolution of Yugoslavia and the rise of the USSR, the buildings in these photographs bear witness to another time. But far from being an ode to the past, Minimal Belgrade highlights the futurist esthetic of these old constructions. Continue reading »

Stunning Socialist-Era Architecture: The Brutalism Of Zagreb, Croatia

Exploring Communist-era or Socialist-era architecture isn’t on the standard bucket list of most European tourists. The historic old-worldliness of European cities is legendary, indeed, most tourists crave a labyrinth of winding cobble-stoned streets, lined with richly decorated centuries-old buildings – the typical scenes in the “old town” at the heart of most European cities. However, there is a often a much more brutal, and somewhat unknown side to these same locations. Continue reading »