"Blok Wschodni / Eastern Block" is a series of paper cut-out models, created by Zupagrafika, representing various modernist buildings in Warsaw, Poland. The whole collection is eco-friendly and 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. The complete collection is edited and distributed by Zupagrafika and can be ordered online from their site or purchased in bookshops and concept stores around Poland.
The concept behind this 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.
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 district, Smolna 8, Mokotów district), as well as "Wielka Płyta" prefab bloks from the outskirts (Tarchomin and Pulawska district).
Photo credits: (c) Zupagrafika
Project in behance http://bit.ly/1g0QwKT