(Video) Sergej Hein’s Berlin Block Tetris

Hot on the heels of the popular Human Tetris on Skateboards video comes Sergej Hein’s Berlin Block Tetris. Created in After Effects as a university project, Hein’s video is a parody of the old socialist building style.

Hot on the heels of the popular Human Tetris on Skateboards video comes Sergej Hein’s Berlin Block Tetris. Created in After Effects as a university project, Hein’s video is a parody of the old socialist building style. The animation pokes fun at the uniform nature of the buildings, but the way in which the pieces fit together is interesting — and in a more realistic setting, could offer a model for modular housing.

Hein explains:

They use to build whole cities, without any change in House design or room layout to create cheep housing for workers (we call them Blocks). In Soviet times you could easily wake up at a friends place in another city and still feel like you are in your flat as the furniture was the same as well…

I was living in a Block on the opposite side of the street in Berlin 2 years ago. Living there remind me of my early childhood in Riga where we had nearly the same Bocks.

I think Alexei Paschitnow, the inventor of Tetris, had kind of the same Idea as me in spring 1984. I bet he was looking out of the window of his Block in Moscow and thought “how do soviet architects actually plan this buildings”??

Watch the animation below:

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