Architecture : Colorful districts in Russia: good mood or bad taste?

The colors of Russia are depressive: more than half a year Russian people are surrounded by 50 shades of gray. Gray tones are hidden almost everywhere — beginning from lamentable sky and ending to the dirt and snow on the ground. Also it concerns the buildings which were built when the Soviet Union was still alive. Soviet architect style is characterized by strictб monotypic, and boring block-flats buildings which maybe became the cause of depression many soviet citizens.

What we’ve got today?

In present Russia architects who are working in building companies try to get rid of disgusting, boring and depressive soviet design. New micro districts in the biggest and coldest country in the world consist of many different colors blocks.

For comparison. These block houses were erected in 80’s.

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There are new houses which were built in 2013–2015.

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Some houses have more storeys than 9 (in Russia 9-floors building is standard).

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Architects consider such type of siding is shame and unsubstantial. The say in 4–5 years the colors will lose their brightness and get dark. And secondly they think that so bright and garish colors are sign of bad taste. But inmates themselves like this multicolored variety.

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