Jelena Prokopljević

Worker holidays. Tourism infrastructure in socialist countries | Jelena Prokopljević
01-07-2019 No Comments

Worker holidays. Tourism infrastructure in socialist countries | Jelena Prokopljević

5.0 04 Like the right to work, the 8-hour day and two days of weekly rest, the socialist working class had a number of days off for annual rest. The number of days depended on the type of work they performed, their difficulty or danger to health, the level of responsibility of the worker within their unit of work or […]

Nikolai Ladovsky: the house-commune and the psychoanalytic method of teaching architecture | Jelena Prokopljević
04-03-2019 No Comments

Nikolai Ladovsky: the house-commune and the psychoanalytic method of teaching architecture | Jelena Prokopljević

5.0 01 Housing was one of the great themes of architectural research since the early post-revolutionary years in the Soviet Union. The house commune was being drawn as one of the best solutions and developed in two directions: the reorganization of existing homes and building new ones. The first option comprehended the subdivision of expropriated houses and the new division […]

Pyramiden, the Soviet city in the Arctic | Jelena Prokopljević
26-11-2018 No Comments

Pyramiden, the Soviet city in the Arctic | Jelena Prokopljević

5.0 01 Pyramiden was a Norwegian mining settlement located on Spitzbergen, the largest island of the Svalbard archipelago, about 1000 kilometers from the north pole and as many from the Norwegian coast. The Russians, in fact, prefer to call the whole archipelago with the name Spitzbergen, neutral and not Scandinavian, claiming that the discoverers of the islands around the twelfth […]

The Soviet circus | Jelena Prokopljević
31-08-2018 No Comments

The Soviet circus | Jelena Prokopljević

5.0 01 The circus was the most popular and most egalitarian stage art of the USSR that unlike theater, ballet or music, did not require any previous education. Their functions were cheap, simple and fun, they did not deal with existential issues if it was not for comedy. In many cities of the USSR and the allied countries fixed equipment […]

The difficult dialog between the Korean architects. Notes on the Biennial show of architecture of Venice 2014 | Jelena Prokopljević
14-05-2018 No Comments

The difficult dialog between the Korean architects. Notes on the Biennial show of architecture of Venice 2014 | Jelena Prokopljević

5.0 01 “Nobody till now could have spoken on both Koreas at the same time. Nobody has risked to a dangerous experiment as this one”, They have been the words of Hyungmin Pai’s gratefulness, one of the commissioners of the pavilion of Korea, at the moment of being grateful for the prize of the Biennial show. Dangerous because to expose […]

The monumental emptiness by Nikola Dobrović | Jelena Prokopljević
29-01-2018 No Comments

The monumental emptiness by Nikola Dobrović | Jelena Prokopljević

5.0 01 En la primavera de 2014, se cumplieron quince años desde los ataques aéreos de la OTAN sobre Belgrado y de la destrucción parcial de lo que muchos arquitectos coincidirían en calificar como uno de los mejores ejemplos del modernismo socialista yugoslavo: El Cuartel General del Ejército Yugoslavo –Generalštab-, obra del arquitecto Nikola Dobrović (1897-1967). Fue construido entre 1956 y […]

Edvard Ravnikar's local filter | Jelena Prokopljević
18-12-2017 No Comments

Edvard Ravnikar’s local filter | Jelena Prokopljević

5.0 01 Edvard Ravnikar (1907 Novo Mesto – 1993 Ljubljana) is considered, after Plečnik, though only in the temporary scale, the most important architect of Slovenia. Ljubljana is of Ravnikar, so much or more than of Plečnik, though not always it is recognized. Together with Edo Mihevc he was the founder of the new school of architecture of the socialist Slovenia […]

Konstantín Mélnikov: City as sleep machine | Jelena Prokopljević
31-07-2017 No Comments

Konstantín Mélnikov: City as sleep machine | Jelena Prokopljević

5.0 01 In 1929, in full propaganda explosion about the first five-year plan was summoned the contest for the Green City, a neighborhood of rest placed in the green space in the suburbs of Moscow. The first five-year Soviet plan (1928-1932) took as a central topic the large-scale industrialization and the mechanization of all the branches of production, colectivización of the […]

Palacio de la república de Berlín. Un patrimonio imposible | Jelena Prokopljević
15-05-2017 No Comments

Palacio de la república de Berlín. Un patrimonio imposible | Jelena Prokopljević

5.0 01 La construcción del Palacio de la Republica en Berlín oriental empezó unos 23 años antes de su construcción real. Empezó el 7 de septiembre de 1950 cuando Walter Ulbricht, el nuevo secretario general de la SED (Partido Socialista Unificado de Alemania) firmó la orden de dinamitar el Stadtschloss, el Palacio Real y símbolo de poder del imperio prusiano. La destrucción […]

Yuri Avvakumov: The Club City | Jelena Prokopljević
06-03-2017 No Comments

Yuri Avvakumov: The Club City | Jelena Prokopljević

5.0 01 In the 80s a group of young bulging architects of the school of architecture of Moscow (MArhkI) formed a part of the theoretical and Utopian movement called architecture of paper. More acquaintances between them were: Mikhail Belov, Alexander Brodsky, Ilya Utkin, Mikhail Flippov, Nadia Bronzova and Yuri Avvakumov. Architecture of paper, or architects of paper it was a pejorative […]

New Belgrade, the virtual capital of the Yugoslavia of Titus | Jelena Prokopljević
02-01-2017 No Comments

New Belgrade, the virtual capital of the Yugoslavia of Titus | Jelena Prokopljević

5.0 01 “We are happy to be able to realize your great idea of constructing New Belgrade and ready to use all our forces to expire with this great duty…”, the letter was saying that on April 11, 1948 the juvenile brigades read to the Marshall Titus in the holiday of beginning of works in New Belgrade. Near 150.000 voluntary […]