butter paper australasia : greaseproof architecture links 2000 - 2021

Moscow crumbles

The Moscow Architectural Preservation Society has released an update to its 2007 report on the sad state of many of the city’s important buildings. In an atmosphere of gung-ho development, more old buildings are at risk than ever. Here are a few.

narkomfin
Narkomfin Housing 1928-30 [MAPS] more

montreal pavilion
The Montreal pavilion , originally built as the USSR pavilion at Expo 67 in Montreal, the pavilion was “carried” back to Moscow’s All-Russia Exhibition Centre. Architects M. Posokhin, A. Mndoyants, B. Tkhor.

expo 67 montreal - soviet pavilion
Soviet pavilion in Montreal, 1967.

all-russia
The Central House of Artists, All-Russia Exhibition Centre.

Mayakovskaya metro
Mayakovskaya metro station [MAPS]

For a good photo essay of Moscow’s wild modernist contributions, visit Richard Pare’s site .

via The Independent via Archinect

Posted by Peter on 26.07.09 in 

 

comment

Commenting is closed for this article.