DGT’s Estonian National Museum extends from the runway of a former Soviet airbase, but its bold conceptual design ensures it rises above the echoes of history

Published in Features
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 00:00

Galina Balashova

One architect defined the look of the whole Soviet space programme, from its logos to its satellites. Edwin Heathcote is fascinated by her personal archive

Published in Review
Thursday, 25 June 2015 00:00

Galina Balashova

The watercolour designs by Balashova – the architect behind much of the Soviet space program – evince a surprising delicacy and style. Below is her drawing for the interior of the Soyuz landing capsule from 1970. Her work will be on show at Frankfurt’s Deutsches Architekturmuseum from this week

Published in GALLERY