Build your own Brutalist Polish People's Republic

Brutal Poland by Zupagrafika allows readers to build and explore concrete Polish landscapes

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The recently-published photo book Brutal Poland by Zupagrafika (David Navarro & Martyna Sobecka) allows readers to build and explore the most striking brutalist edifices erected in the former Polish People's Republic. All you need is glue.

Press-out model of Plac Grunwaldzki Estate in Wrocław (Brutal Poland,Zupagrafika).


Hammer-shaped tower blocks, prefab panel housing units, cosmic flying saucers, raw concrete monoliths; these are some of the constructions that reshaped the Polish urban landscapes destroyed during WWII.

Paper model of the Falowiec building in Gdańsk (Brutal Poland, Zupagrafika).


Explore the modernist and brutalist architecture erected in the Polish People's Republic and build some of its most striking edifices, from the massive housing estates of Warsaw to the brutal Hotel Forum in Krakow. All you need is glue.

Assembled paper model of the Smolna 8 tower block in Warsaw (Brutal Poland, Zupagrafika).


Opening with a foreword by architectural historian, Anna Cymer, the first part of Brutal Poland includes chapters with photographs and informative texts providing an insight into the featured buildings and their history. The second part contains nine pre-cut and pre-folded models to press out and assemble with easy to follow instructions.

Brutal Poland by Zupagrafika.


The book is bilingual (English & Polish) and includes a foreword by architectural historian Anna Cymer.


‘Manhattan’ housing complex in Łódz from Brutal Poland book by Zupagrafika.


Brutal Poland book by Zupagrafika



Nine press-out models to assemble: Za Żelazną Bramą. Warsaw Smolna 8. Warsaw Hotel Forum. Kraków; ‘Manhattan’. Łódź; Os. Orła Białego. Poznań; Falowiec. Gdańsk; Spodek. Katowice; Superjednostka. Katowice; Os. Plac Grunwaldzki. Wrocław.



Author: Zupagrafika (David Navarro & Martyna Sobecka)

Photographs: David Navarro & Martyna Sobecka Publisher: Zupagrafika © 2020. All rights reserved


Cover photo: Mrs. Elfrida with the model of Za Żelazną Bramą estate in Warsaw