Nesting dolls, drawers, lamps: Prefab panel estates have become an inspiration for designers from Poland or Slovakia. Rachel Ling looks at what is behind this new trend.
Across Eastern Europe in the middle of the 20th century architects and planners were imagining, planning and constructing their ideal of a socialist city. Novi Beograd (or New Belgrade), strategically designed as the capital of the Socialist Republic of Yugoslavia, is one such example.
In Skopje, Macedonia a new trend has emerged for all things grey. Rachel Ling explores why architects are returning to a colour long-associated with the socialist city.