Zupagrafika, creators of make-your-own-paper models of the world’s most iconic brutalist architecture, have released their latest series, ‘Brutal East.’

 

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The Polish creative studio retain a special affinity with post-war modernist architecture; and as the previous authors of award-winning publications such as Brutal London and Paris Brut, the studio returns with seven brutalist buildings from functionalist Panelak estates to housing towers in Moldova.

 

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Eastern Gate of Belgrade

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Belgrade, Chisinau, Kaliningrad, Prague St,. Petersburg, Vilnius, Wrocław

The exclusive kit is made with eco-friendly materials, recycled paper and cardboard, including a short bio on the architects with the year of construction and the exact location of each build. The paper cut-outs enable you to playfully explore the intricacies and artistry of some of the most controversial structures erected behind the Iron Curtain of Eastern Europe.

 

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The set made of the ‘Romanita’ collective housing tower in Chisinau, Moldova; House of Soviets in Kaliningrad, Russia; Jižní Město Panelák housing estate in Prague, Czech Republic; Novosmolenskaya housing complex in St. Petersburg, Russia; Sport Rūmai in Vilnius, Lithuania ; ‘Manhattan’ housing complex in Wroclaw, Poland, is available now via Zupagrafika’s online shop.