Tuesday, 9 April 2019

socially equitable spaces

The silhouette of the structure depicted struck us as very familiar but it was not until we were acquainted with latest offering from Design Studio Baklazanas, a Constructivism rug inspired by Moscow’s iconic Narkomfin Building (Дом Наркомфина). The utopian landmark was designed by Moisei Ginzburg (*1892 – †1946) in 1928 as an experiment in communal living with common corridors, shared kitchens and living spaces with the architecture acting as a “social condenser” to dispel traditional masculine and feminine roles and became an influential vision for later generations of planners and engineers. More to explore at the links above.