Tuesday, 13 May 2014

BEHIND THE IRON GATE

Behind the Iron Gate in Warsaw is arguably one of the most controversial examples of social realist architecture in Poland. The estate, which comprises nineteen 15-storey blocks, is located in the centre of Warsaw, yet its tiny apartments with low ceilings have been accused of being badly-designed and inhumane.

What really strikes me about the blocks however, is the amount of greenery both in-between the blocks and inside the building. It seems that the multitude of potted plants is the tenants's great attempt to bring a bit of friendliness and life to the otherwise completely anonymous corridors.

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