How was life in the Khrushchev, when they were newbuilding

22-01-2018, 12:30

This is now the so-called Khrushchev Khat and threaten to raze to the ground. And 50 years ago, these squat houses saved the country from a powerful housing crisis. Yes, and from an aesthetic point of view, the new five-storey buildings were disproportionately more attractive than the depressing barracks in which millions of people lived. Here, admire the Moscow Khrushchev (no matter how verbally this verb sounds now) and the courtyards surrounding them.

The massive introduction of public housing began with the coming to power of Comrade Khrushchev. In 1954, he instructed to accelerate the solution to the housing crisis with simple and cheap prefabricated houses, united in neighborhoods.

Khrushchev-era seemed to be the ideal of urban housing: individual apartments with their own bathroom and central heating were a huge step forward compared to the pre-war barracks and multi-room communal apartments.

The houses were built according to standard designs and were devoid of any architectural excesses.Apartments were designed with the expectation that only one family would live in them. At the same time about 8 square meters were allocated for each tenant. The same room during the day was used for work and lunch, and at night for sleep.

The first Khrushchev had tiled or slate roofs. Subsequently, as part of the campaign to combat these very architectural excesses, the buildings received cheaper asphalt flat roofs.

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