Brodsky & Utkin’s "Museum for Disappearing Buildings"

“Museum for Disappearing Buildings” as a storage vault for discarded architecture. The drawings describe a funereal chapel, where miniatures of “[e]ach disappearing building, even the most unprepossessing” are exhibited (Brodsky and Utkin 1984: n.p.). This project seems to call for a memorial for all buildings, and their associated architectural styles, that had been destroyed by Communism. However, it also infers that there is an equal need to protect the neoclassical buildings of the Stalinist state. This is further dramatised in the project description, which proposes that capitalism may be the primary cause of the destruction of historic buildings.

More about Alexander Brodsky and Ilya Utkin here.

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