Architectural, Art and Design Fantasies of Yakov Chernikhov

This is a small tribute to a fellow freelancer who achieved amazing results in a harsh Soviet dystopia where any kind of individualism was denounced and persecuted. 

Yakov Chernikhov was an almost forgotten member of the Russian avant-garde. His Architectural Fantasies are impressive creations which blur the boundaries between art, architecture, and design. His own art studio, Research Pilot Laboratory for Architectural Forms and Graphical Studies, founded in the late 1920s, managed not only to survive the post-revolutionary days, but also to produce some of the most original multidisciplinary artwork in 20th century.

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Photo: The Charnel House

Photo: The Charnel House

Photo: The Charnel House

Photo: The Charnel House

Photo: ICIF

Photo: ICIF

Photo: ICIF

Photo: ICIF

Photo: ICIF

Photo: ICIF