Balkan Brut: Socialist-Modernist Architecture in South East Europe

Say what you like about Yugoslav communism, but those guys certainly had some terrific architecture.

When I went looking for WWII memorials in the Balkans last year, I set myself a side-mission of photographing all the brutalist Yugoslav buildings I could find. The following gallery of 62 images is the result of that quest (with a little bit of Bulgarian brutalism thrown in for good measure).

Right now, this collection is a work in progress. I have more photos than I need, and some are very similar to each other – I’m going to have to spend some more time whittling this down to a workable number, before it ends up as a story on the front page of the blog.

In the meantime, feast your eyes on a wonderful world of concrete.

 

Novi Beograd, Serbia

 

Niš, Serbia

 

Užice, Serbia

 

Hotel Zlatibor, Serbia

 

Sarajevo, Bosnia

 

Motel Miljevina, Bosnia

 

Bulgaria

 

Tetovo, Macedonia

 

Podgorica, Montenegro

 

Radio & TV Building, Montenegro

 

Ljubljana, Slovenia

 

Dubrovnik, Croatia

 

Novi Zagreb, Croatia

 

Richter’s Rockets, Croatia

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