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25 Abandoned Yugoslavia Monuments that look like they're from the Future

25 Abandoned Yugoslavia Monuments that look like they're from the Future

The House of the Soviets in Kaliningrad, Russia. Nicknamed "buried robot", the brutalist structure looks like the head of a giant robot buried in the ground. [1116x1534]

The House of the Soviets in Kaliningrad, Russia. Nicknamed "buried robot", the brutalist structure looks like the head of a giant robot buried in the ground. [1116x1534]

The Crooked House (Sopot, Poland) -- In Sopot, Poland, stands one of the strangest buildings in the world. The Crooked House was built in 2004. Re-pinned by #Europass

The Crooked House (Sopot, Poland) -- In Sopot, Poland, stands one of the strangest buildings in the world. The Crooked House was built in 2004. Re-pinned by #Europass

Photographer Jan Kempenaers has traveled throughout the Balkans to photograph these wild, strange structures that have lost much of their cultural relevance.  In various states of disrepair, these monuments  represent an era of modern and brutalist architecture that defined this time period in the socialist East.  Today, they appear alien, odd and empty, stark reminders of a struggle long since forgotten by a nation that no longer exists.

Photographer Jan Kempenaers has traveled throughout the Balkans to photograph these wild, strange structures that have lost much of their cultural relevance. In various states of disrepair, these monuments represent an era of modern and brutalist architecture that defined this time period in the socialist East. Today, they appear alien, odd and empty, stark reminders of a struggle long since forgotten by a nation that no longer exists.

The Dancing House, Prague, Czech Republic

The Dancing House, Prague, Czech Republic

Soviet architecture of the 1970s/1980s photographed by Frédéric Chaubin

Soviet architecture of the 1970s/1980s photographed by Frédéric Chaubin

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