Friday, 24 November 2017

Blue Ufalei, Red Porphyry and Green Aluminium: The Polychrome World of Socialist Metro Systems


Exclusively for Saturated Space, a new text by Owen Hatherley

"Creating light-filled spaces dozens of metres under the ground is inherently difficult. From the 1930s until the 1990s, Metro stations across eastern Europe responded to this with multicoloured station halls, lined with exotically coloured materials, creating a surreal wonderland in the bowels of the earth."