Pietari ja Lahti

Commieblocks in your city. Show us :-) - Page 34 - SkyscraperCity

A wonderful panorama of St. Petersburg suburbia. Click for the glorious full size.

Commieblocks in your city. Show us 🙂 – Page 34 – SkyscraperCity.

Why I like to post these commieblock pictures: This kind of environment is too easily branded inhuman. I think that depends very much on one’s personal experience. It is certainly possible to view “commieblock” environment as beautiful, charming and a natural expression of our rationalized industrial society. Of course they should invest a bit more in the upkeep… Anyway, I’d like to quote Peter Eisenman when Leon Krier accused his buildings of being inhuman. “No they’re not. People live in them.”

http://maps.google.fi/maps?q=Saksala,+Lahti&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Saksala,+Lahti&gl=fi&ll=60.96946,25.681483&spn=0.010277,0.033023&t=h&z=14&vpsrc=6&layer=c&cbll=60.9722,25.681726&panoid=SmnUwbcmHuPmmfDwEKqT8Q&cbp=12,144.44,,0,2.75&source=embed&output=svembed
Näytä suurempi kartta

I lived a few years of my life in a 70’s precast-concrete neighborhood in Saksala, Lahti (pictured above). It’s not as extreme as most of the Eastern European commie neighborhoods but there’s not much in the way of “architecture” either. I think it was OK.

(I don’t seem to be able to figure out how to embed Google Maps here… apologies for that)

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