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    The Tenants is a photo album portraying those who inhabit the post-war concrete modernist estates we have been documenting and publishing in the… Read More
    The Tenants is a photo album portraying those who inhabit the post-war concrete modernist estates we have been documenting and publishing in the form of illustrated paper model collections. The pictures capture them in front of their homes, some awaiting demolition. Meet the tenants we had the pleasure to shoot in cities of the former Eastern Bloc and beyond, such as: Berlin, Chisinau, Halle Neustadt, Katowice, London, Paris, Poznan, Rostock, St. Petersburg, Wroclaw, Warsaw... 'Our future is uncertain, they will eventually make us move out... I`m not afraid of changes, I just hope I can afford them' – says Shamim from Robin Hood Gardens in London, currently undergoing demolition. 'The neigbourhood changed considerably in the `90s and isn`t that safe any more' – Eduardo inhabited Orgues de Flandre`s Tour Prelude for the past 30 years and says he wouldn`t change this place for any other flat in Paris even though. 'I will never forget this view, we had all the facilities, hot running water, it felt so modern' – Wiesław from "Gwiazdy" estate remembers the first day he entered his new home in late 1970s. All titles 'Miasto Blok-How' (Poznan, 2012), 'Eastern Block' (Warsaw, 2014), 'Brutal London' (London, 2015), 'Blokowice' (Katowice, 2015), 'Paris Brut' (Paris, 2016), 'Brutal East' (Former Eastern Bloc, 2017), 'Modern East' (Former GDR, 2017) available here: https://goo.gl/gD4Lse – © for all images: Zupagrafika 2012-2017 Read Less
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The Tenants is a photo album portraying inhabitants of the post-war modernist estates we illustrated and turned into paper model kits and books for the past five years. The pictures capture them in front of their brutalist homes - some just renovated, others awaiting proximate demolition.

Meet the tenants we had the pleasure to shoot in the cities of the former Eastern Bloc and beyond, such as: Berlin, Chisinau, Halle Neustadt, Katowice, London, Paris, Poznan, Rostock, St. Petersburg, Wroclaw, Warsaw...


'Our future is uncertain, they will eventually make us move out...
I`m not afraid of changes, I just hope I can afford them' – says Shamim from Robin Hood Gardens in London, currently under demolition. 

'The neigbourhood changed considerably in the `90s and doesn`t feel that safe any more'
– Eduardo has lived in Orgues de Flandre`s Tour Prelude for the past 30 years and still says he wouldn`t change this place for any other flat in Paris.

'I will never forget this view, we had all the facilities, hot running water, it felt so modern' – Wiesław from 'Gwiazdy' estate remembers the first day he entered his new home in Katowice in the late 1970s.

All titles 'Miasto Blok-How' (Poznań, 2012), 'Eastern Block' (Warsaw, 2014), 'Brutal London' (London, 2015), 'Blokowice' (Katowice, 2015), 'Paris Brut' (Paris, 2016), 'Brutal East' (Former Eastern Bloc, 2017), 'Modern East' (Former GDR, 2017) are available here: https://goo.gl/gD4Lse

© for all images: Zupagrafika 2012-2017

 
Paris. Les Choux de Créteil, 2016. ©Zupagrafika

Halle Neustadt. Hochhaus-Scheiben. 2017. ©Zupagrafika

Paris. Cité Curial-Michelet. 2016.  ©Zupagrafika

St Petersburg, Novosmoloenskaya Housing Complex. Photo by Alexander Veryovkin for Zupagrafika. 2017. ©Zupagrafika

Katowice. Odrodzenia Estate. 2015. ©Zupagrafika

Poznan. Osiedle Orła Białego. 2012. ©Zupagrafika

London. Robin Hood Gardens. 2014 ©Zupagrafika

London. Balfron Tower. 2014. ©Zupagrafika

Chisinau. “Romanița” Collective Housing Tower. Photo by Mihail Kalarashan for Zupagrafika. 2017. ©Zupagrafika

Berlin. Hochhaus Ernst-Thälmann-Park. 2017. ©Zupagrafika

Katowice. Superjednostka. 2015. ©Zupagrafika

Paris. Orgues de Flandre. 2016. ©Zupagrafika

Warsaw. Rotunda PKO. 2014. ©Zupagrafika

Wroclaw. “Manhattan” Housing Complex. 2017. ©Zupagrafika

Rostock. Terrassenhaus, Schmarl Housing Estate. errassenhaus in 2017. ©Zupagrafika

London. Ledbury Estate. 2015. ©Zupagrafika

Katowice. "Gwiazdy" Estate. 2015. ©Zupagrafika

London. Aylesbury Estate. 2014. ©Zupagrafika

Warsaw. Za Żelazną Bramą Estate. 2014. ©Zupagrafika

Warsaw. Tarchomin Estate. 2013. ©Zupagrafika


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