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The Eastern Influences that Shaped Soviet Architecture in Central Asia

In the second half of the 20th century, Soviet architecture has spread a common aesthetic across highly diverse environments, being an integral part in promoting the totalitarian ideology that disregarded local cultures, envisioning a unified, homogenous society. Nevertheless, in practice, the architecture proved itself susceptible to adaptations and local influences, perhaps nowhere more than in Central Asia. The article looks at the architectural heritage of a geographical area largely excluded from the Western-centric narratives on Soviet Modernism, encouraging a re-reading of a layered and nuanced urban landscape, with images by Roberto Conte and Stefano Perego.

Residential building (1970s). Chkalovsk, Tajikistan. Image © Stefano PeregoCircus (1976). Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Image © Stefano PeregoTV and Radio building (1983). Almaty, Kazakhstan. Image © Stefano PeregoHotel Uzbekistan (1974). Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Image © Stefano Perego+ 19

Mazanka Apartment / Makhno Studio

© Serhii Kadulin© Serhii Kadulin© Serhii Kadulin© Serhii Kadulin+ 28

  • Architects: Makhno Studio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  98
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Bassa, Blanche, Makhno Studio

House on Tatarka Hill / Drozdov & Partners

© Andrey Avdeenko© Andrey Avdeenko© Andrey Avdeenko© Andrey Avdeenko+ 20

Kyiv, Ukraine

CUBE Temporary Exhibition Pavilion / urban curators + Iegor Shtefan

© Bohdan Poshyvailo, urban curators© Bohdan Poshyvailo, urban curators© Bohdan Poshyvailo, urban curators© Bohdan Poshyvailo, urban curators+ 20

Renovation of the Spassky Bastion and Church Public Square / AER

© Ivan Avdeenko© Ivan Avdeenko© Ivan Avdeenko© Ivan Avdeenko+ 24

  • Architects: AER
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  14500
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Bega, Schréder

Octo Tower / Goldakovskiy Group Architects

© Andrey Michailov© Andrey Michailov© Andrey Michailov© Andrey Michailov+ 65

Samna Restaurant / YOD Group

© Andrey Bezuglov© Andrey Bezuglov© Andrey Bezuglov© Andrey Bezuglov+ 22

  • Architects: YOD Group
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  726
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Stalkon, TON, VerPan, AVK Top Metal, Glazer

DT1H1 Apartment / Igor Sirotov Architects

© Alexander Angelovskiy© Alexander Angelovskiy© Alexander Angelovskiy© Alexander Angelovskiy+ 33

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  72
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Aparici, Paola Lenti, CEA, SLV

1900 COFFEE / PVA

© Andrei Bezuglov© Andrei Bezuglov© Andrei Bezuglov© Andrei Bezuglov+ 13

  • Architects: PVA
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  64
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020

Thailand Hi Cafe / balbek bureau

Courtesy of balbek bureauCourtesy of balbek bureauCourtesy of balbek bureauCourtesy of balbek bureau+ 32

Par Bar 3 / YoDezeen studio

© Andrii Shurpenkov© Andrii Shurpenkov© Andrii Shurpenkov© Andrii Shurpenkov+ 25

  • Architects: YoDezeen studio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  491
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020

Ugli Restaurant / loft buro

© Andrey Avdeenko
© Andrey Avdeenko

© Andrey Avdeenko© Andrey Avdeenko© Andrey Avdeenko© Andrey Avdeenko+ 21

  • Architects: loft buro
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  341
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Ceramica Vogue, Electrolux, Villeroy & Boch, Antolini, Italvelutti, +2

Gymnasium А+ / archimatika

© Angelovskiy© Angelovskiy© Angelovskiy© Angelovskiy+ 32

FUTAGO House / Sergey Makhno Architects

© Serhii Kadulin© Serhii Kadulin© Serhii Kadulin© Serhii Kadulin+ 34

Kyiv, Ukraine

BWTC (Best Way To Cup) Coffee Shop / AKZ Architectura

© Lesha Yanchenkov© Lesha Yanchenkov© Lesha Yanchenkov© Lesha Yanchenkov+ 15

  • Architects: AKZ Architectura
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  57
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Ikea, Corona 3d Max, Custom made furniture

Rabbit Habit Bar / YOD Group

© Andriy Bezuglov© Andriy Bezuglov© Andriy Bezuglov© Andriy Bezuglov+ 23

  • Architects: YOD Group
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  134
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Menu, Carlo Conti, Qeeboo

Hayloft / loft buro

© Andrey Avdeenko© Andrey Avdeenko© Andrey Avdeenko© Andrey Avdeenko+ 36

  • Architects: loft buro
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  197
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: GIRA, Antrax, B&B Italia, Roche Bobois, V-Zug, +4

Spicy NoSpicy Restaurant / YOD Group

© Andriy Bezuglov© Andriy Bezuglov© Andriy Bezuglov© Andriy Bezuglov+ 19

  • Architects: YOD Group
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  200
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Billiani, AVK Top Metal, Glazer, Inside