This article is part of "Eastern Bloc Architecture: 50 Buildings that Defined an Era", a collaborative series by The Calvert Journal and ArchDaily highlighting iconic architecture that had shaped the Eastern world. Every week both publications will be releasing a listing rounding up five Eastern Bloc projects of certain typology. Read on for your weekly dose: Scientific Superstructures. Kyiv’s Institute of Information / Florian Yuryev and L. Novikov Kyiv, Ukraine, 1971 In the period between the Brezhnev era and the collapse of the USSR, dominant interdisciplinarity manifested in the constructed aesthetics, in contrast to the previous years, where there was a dominance of grey concrete monotony. One of this ‘new era’s’ most representative exponents is Florian Yuryev, architect, artist, and author of well-known research called "synthesis of the arts", in which he researches music and color, exploring how properly organized colors are able to cause the physical perception of sound.
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