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blokoshka acts as a modernist architectural matryoshka

by  ZUPAGRAFIKA from Poland



Product Description


Modernist Architectural Matryoshka

Pre-cut and pre-folded.

To open in half and place inside of one another.

Includes a note on former Eastern Bloc housing development.

Printed on recycled cardboard.

No glue, no scissors.

Auto lock closing system.


Pack Size: 25 x 25 cm.

The set contains 4 sheets. 300g. recycled cardboard. Printed in Poland.

After World War II European cities were in urgent need of providing their population with new homes in the quickest, most efficient and affordable way possible. Soon, extensive estates were erected and started shaping the post-war continent’s urban landscape.

In 1950s-1980s the “house factories” had their real heyday. The new precast technology allowed building entire districts from scratch, especially in the former Eastern Bloc. Those urbanizations became tangible reflections of the pre-war modernist ideas of open urban spaces, minimalist design and social egalitarianism.

Inspired by the former Eastern Bloc concrete modernist estates, Blokoshka is a playful tour inside out the “sleeping districts” of Moscow, plattenbau constructions of East Berlin, Warsaw estates built over the ruins of old ghetto, and the panelak blocks in Prague. The Modernist Architectural Matryoshka is a set of 4 pre-cut and pre-folded nesting blocks to open in half and place inside of one another

Designed by Zupagrafika.


© ZUPAGRAFIKA. All rights reserved


seller information

  • address: Poznan
  • <p class="paragraph_style"><span class="style">Zupagrafika</span> <span class="style_1">is an author, independent publisher and a creative design studio based in Poland, founded in 2012 by a Hispano-Polish duo - David Navarro and Martyna Sobecka. The studio has a special affinity with Polish Poster School, post-war modernist architecture and paper. They specialize in poster, editorial and design applied to architecture. </span><span class="style_2"> </span></p> <p class="paragraph_style_1"><span class="style_1">Zupagrafika also creates, illustrates, designs and publishes award-winning architectural objects, such as: "Blokografia" (2012), "Eastern Blocks" (2014), "Brutal London" (2015), "Blokoshka" (2016), "Paris Brut" (2016) or "Brutal East" (2017) which catalogue their favourite modernist and brutalist edifices from the former Eastern Bloc and beyond. </span><span class="style_3"> </span></p> <p class="paragraph_style_1"><span class="style_1">Author of the book </span><span class="style_4">"Brutal London: Contruct Your Own Concrete Capital"</span><span class="style_1"> (2016, Prestel Pulishing), an adaptation of their worldwide acclaimed "Brutal London" paper-cut collection.</span></p>


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