Unplanned architecture was a phenomenon that occurred in the former Eastern Bloc Countries, particularly in Georgia, Armenia, and Ukraine, mainly in the 1980s. The term describes self-build architecture and additional extensions to existing buildings, created by the inhabitants themselves as non-architects. After the fall of the Soviet Union, the lack of social housing and regulations resulted in “do-it-yourself” solutions to provide the necessary spaces for living. Similarly, in the former Czechoslovakia, urban planners began to imagine the “humanization” of the country’s prefabricated housing estates. Currently, the self-regulated urban system is approaching the point where history repeats itself, now in the tragic destruction of Ukraine, not only its inhabitants but also its cities.
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