Barcode and graffiti buildings in Russia

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Top and Middle: Graffiti-painted public housing blocks

Bottom: Shtrikh Kod (barcode in Russian) in St. Petersburg

Today we are travelling to Russia. Check out this cool barcode building called Shtrikh Kod in St. Petersburg by Vitruvius and Sons. Built in a large centre next to the Volodarsky Bridge with grey public housing all around, the bright red barcode building really livens up the place.

Also check out the graffiti-clad public housing in Moscow which is anything but drab. Apprently, the Moscow Municipality gets aspiring graffiti artists to practice their art on these otherwise ‘grey’ buildings. It’s fantastic and economical way to dress up the drab.

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