In Prague, Concrete Is Cool Again 25 Years After CommunismBy
When the totalitarian regime in Czechoslovakia collapsed a quarter of a century ago, many predicted that paneláky—the crude, Socialist-era concrete apartment blocks built to house the proletariat—would be abandoned and torn down. After all, their brutalist architecture was conceived to discourage the very thing that modern societies value: a communal space where people can congregate.
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