Soviet Brutalist Architecture Photographed by Frederic Chaubin

When one thinks of  something fascinating, Soviet brutalist architecture does not come to mind. However, Frédéric Chaubin’s remarkable photographs, published under the curious title “CCCP: Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed”, can change that perspective of many. French photographer has traveled the former Soviet Union since 2003, capturing  unusual sculptural buildings.

Chaubin mostly focused on the edges of the former Soviet empire: the Caucasus, the Baltic states, and central Asia, and specifically on buildings constructed in wide open landscape, which looked like installations from outer space.

Cybernetics Intitute Saint-Petersbourg – 1987

Cybernetics Intitute
Saint-Petersbourg – 1987

Druzhba Holiday Center Hal Yalta – 1984

Druzhba Holiday Center Hal
Yalta – 1984

Druzhba Holiday Center Hal Yalta – 1984

Druzhba Holiday Center Hal
Yalta – 1984

Druzhba health spa, Yalta

Druzhba health spa, Yalta

Georgian Ministry of Highways, 1970

Georgian Ministry of Highways, 1970

The Palace of Ceremonies in Tblisi, Georgia, 1984

The Palace of Ceremonies in Tblisi, Georgia, 1984

Het Poplakov Cafe 1976

Het Poplakov Cafe
1976

House of Soviets in Kaliningrad

House of Soviets in Kaliningrad

 Polytechnic Institute of Minsk

Polytechnic Institute of Minsk

Rusakov Workers' Club, Moscow, 1927-28

Rusakov Workers’ Club, Moscow, 1927-28

Kiev crematorium

Kiev crematorium

Ukrainian Institute of Scientific and Technological Research and Development in Kiev

Ukrainian Institute of Scientific and Technological Research and Development in Kiev

Vladimir Somov’s Fyodor Dostoyevsky Theater of Dramatic Art, built in 1987 in Novgorod

Vladimir Somov’s Fyodor Dostoyevsky Theater of Dramatic Art, built in 1987 in Novgorod

Images via desîgn.com, gorkyparkdigest.blogspot.com, space-matters.com.

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