“Blok Wschodni / Eastern Block” is a collection of paper cut-out models representing various modernist buildings in Warsaw, Poland.
The main idea behind the collection is an attempt at understanding the city from its outskirts towards the centre, from a reverse perspective, as well as emphasizing the equally significant role both the anonymous and very recognizable architecture has got in shaping the city`s identity. Zupagrafika is a Hispano-Polish graphic design studio based in Poznan, Poland run by David Navarro and Martyna Sobecka.
The series is made up of iconic examples of functional architecture (Rotunda PKO), some less classic buildings, however, familiar to the city dwellers (Za Żelazną Bramą, Smolna 8, Mokotów), as well as “Wielka Płyta” prefab blocks from the outskirts (Tarchomin).
The whole set is eco-friendly as it is made from 100% recycled paper and carton. Each building is hand-drawn and includes a short technical note on its architects, year of construction and exact location.