Instagram of the Day: cardboard & Eastern European architecture

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Designers have recreated seven buildings–from ordinary “small panels” to religious buildings that are under threat of demolition.

Design studio Zupagrafika, which is located in Poznan (Poland), produces paper designers with post-war houses in Eastern and Central Europe. Only two people work in the studio: David Navarro and Martyn Sobetzky. Their designer Brutal East includes seven buildings, which are assembled from cardboard. Among them are the Eastern Gate (Belgrade, Serbia), the Romashka residential building (Chisinau, Moldova), the House of Soviets (Kaliningrad, Russia), the residential complex in the Southern City (Prague, Czech Republic), the residential complex on Novosmolinskaya Embankment (St. Petersburg , Russia), Palace of Sports (Vilnius, Lithuania), Manhattan residential complex (Wroclaw, Poland).

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Paper “panels” are incredibly detailed: on some you can see the mold, stains or graffiti. All schemes of the designer are printed on recycled cardboard. Each paper building is accompanied by a description showing its exact location, year of construction, and architect. Order a set in the online store.

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