Third international monument. Socialism aesthetics

Co-authored with Luis Hernan

Tatlin’s tower is considered the well spring that has informed later russian constructivism work. There’s an architectural link between Third International tower and russian constructivism buildings in its basic conceptions and geometry. Is it really a russian-constructivism milestone – or is the Third international monument just another grandiose architectural icon for the once hard of understanding communism devotes who craved a pseudo-visionary grandiloquent launching platform for the socialist government?

Either way, documentation on its precise design and concept was lost in Tatlin’s atelier fire, leaving us with no much than few drawing and photographs to reconstruct it. This study is zeroed in reconstructing Tatlin’s original design in a physical model, examining the conceptual, intellectual and social basis on which the monument was conceived, and its structural viability.