Berlin Block Tetris

The movie below was created using After Effects as a University project by Sergej Hein, we like it a lot:

Berlin Block Tetris from Sergej Hein on Vimeo.

In Sergej’s own words:

“It´s kind of a parody about the former socialist building style. They use to build whole cities, without any change in House design or room layout to create cheep housing for workers (we call them Blocks). In Soviet times you could easily wake up at a friends place in another city and still feel like you are in your flat as the furniture was the same as well…

I was living in a Block on the opposite side of the street in Berlin 2 years ago. Living there remind me of my early childhood in Riga where we had nearly the same Bocks.

I think Alexei Paschitnow, the inventor of Tetris, had kind of the same Idea as me in spring 1984. I bet he was looking out of the window of his Block in Moscow and thought how do soviet architects actually plan this buildings?”

Very neat…

Author Bio

Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.

1 Comment

  1. Anonymous - October 5, 2009

    awesome work!
    i live in berlin, too. whenever I see those plattenbauten I’m asking myself how in the world any architekt could have given his or her approval to a building like this

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