The Colors and Transformation of Social Housing in Slovakia | Miroslava Brooks
Based on social-utopian thinking, large scale prefabricated housing complexes were constructed all over Czechoslovakia well into the 1990s. Despite the much criticized repetition and monotony of the architecture, it is important to remember that Panelák, the most iconic building type of socialist architecture in former Czechoslovakia, provided a higher living standard than had existed previously.
Today, the social engineering of communism has largely been replaced by capitalism. With private ownership and beautification processes occurring in many socialist-era developments, urban neighborhoods such as Petržalka in Bratislava [the most densely populated residential district in Central Europe] are gradually changing their appearance with colorful façade renovations, interior upgrades, and reconstruction of their surrounding areas.
(Source: ryanpanos, via komalantz)