For the latest edition of The Urbanist, Monocle 24’s weekly “guide to making better cities,” the team travel to Moscow, Portugal and Hong Kong to examine how “architecture has always been the unfortunate sidekick of any dictatorial regime.”
In the process they ask what these buildings actually stand for, and explore the legacy of the architecture of Fascist, Imperial and Brutalist regimes from around the world today. From the Seven Sisters in Moscow to António de Oliveira Salazar’s Ministry of Internal Affairs in Lisbon, this episode asks how colonial, dictatorial and power-obsessed architecture has shaped our cities.
Cite:James Taylor-Foster. “The Legacy of Dictatorial Architecture in our Cities” 14 Aug 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 16 Aug 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/771868/the-legacy-of-dictatorial-architecture-in-our-cities/>