The Soviet Era in Russia and Central Europe was a time for weird futurism — especially when it came to urban architecture. These buildings reveal what the Soviets imagined the cities of tomorrow would look like.
The Derzhprom (or Gosprom) building in Kharkiv, Ukraine, designed by Sergei Serafimov, M. Felger and S. Kravets, completed in 1928.
The Karen Demirchyan Complex (also known as Hamalir), a sports and concert complex on Tsitsernakaberd hill, above Yerevan, Armenia. It was designed by A. Tarkhanian, S. Khachikian, G. Poghosian and G. Musheghian and opened in 1983.
Any kind of architecture that tries to look modern, almost always ends up looking forced and horrible, but for some reason we keep making the same mistakes. I'm not sure what we have lost since classical times - when there was genuine beauty to be found - perhaps our devotion to craftsmanship and quality.