TOWARDS A TYPOLOGY OF MASS HOUSING - prefab in the ussr 1955-1991

TOWARDS A TYPOLOGY OF MASS HOUSING - prefab in the ussr 1955-1991

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Soviet mass housing is a contradictory but unique phenomenon. It is
usually blamed for creating the most monotonous built environment in the
history of mankind, thus constituting a symbol of individual
suppression and dejection. The construction programme launched in the
post-Stalinist era was the largest undertaken in modern architectural
history worldwide. At the same time, Soviet mass housing fulfilled a
colossal social role, providing tens of millions of families with their
own apartments. It shaped the culture and everyday life of nearly all
Soviet citizens. Yet, due to the very scale of construction, it managed
to evolve into a complex world denoting an abundance of myths and
secrets, achievements and failures. Soviet mass housing is indisputably
intriguing, but nevertheless it is still neglected as a theme of
research. Therefore, the time is ripe for a critical appraisal of this
ambitious project. The authors aim to identify the most significant mass
housing series designed and engineered from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok.
The set contains: A comprehensive study on housing series, A card game
for edutainment (37 cards, 65 mm x 100 mm, made of 315 g/m2 cardstock,
lacquered on both sides) and I-464 - A gypsum model of the most produced
panel series in the USSR.