Kharkiv: Derzhavne vidavnitstvo Ukraini, 1928. Item #724
12 pp., 23 projects on 39 separate leaves. 35,3x22 cm. In original full-cloth with constructivist design gilt lettering. Soiling, some small tears, otherwise very good.
First and only edition. One of 2000 copies. Text in Ukrainian and Russian. Extremely rare.
This is an outstanding album of 1920s ideas on civil building in Ukraine. The edition contains 23 projects of houses of one, two and three-room apartments which include building facade and floor plan, present some basic measurements like a number of stories and the ratio of the living area square footage to the total square footage.
The projects show the architectural solutions that were approved as model ones. Actually, the general Soviet worker family did not occupy 2 or 3-room dwelling in the 1920s, even if these designs intended to economical use the inner space. One of the drawings shows that 3-room apartment had a separate bathroom while 2-room apartment contained a bathtub installed directly in the kitchen to serve as a table when it was covered.
Not in the Worldcat.