• The Eastern Influences that Shaped Soviet Architecture in Central Asia

    12 days ago - By Arch Daily

    Chorsu Bazaar (1980). Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Image © Stefano Perego
    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...
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