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V I L L A 24

Balotesti, jud. Ilfov, România
Authors: arch. Dan-Cristian Nae, arch. Razvan Florian Delcea, arch. Andrei-Catalin Voica / DAN CRISTIAN NAE BIA

Authors’ Comment

Dwelling next to the forest as a privilege of the limit – proposal for Dumbrava Vlăsiei family housing competition.
The proposal takes shelter under the aegis of the villa; from the prestigiousness of the roman residence, withdrawn in nature and opposed to the urban pallazo to the privacy of the old nobleman mansions the villa describes a vast history of habitation. V I L L A 24 defines a house that is anchored on the limit of the forest and establishes an opened relation to its limits and surroundings.
Stretched across the site, the house composes on the North-West side of an enclosed volume which acts like a buffer against the cold; on the North-East side the pitched roof slope opens up towards the glazed façade to help sunlit the ground floor. The gradual immersion into the ground generates different relations of the inside with the outside garden and also helps with the temperature adjustment. The spaces unfold one after another, with the same floor and ceiling finish and are partitioned by the progressive split of the concrete slab. The mineral shell of the first floor leaves a wavy shadow above the garden whereas the exposed concrete finish closes up on the privacy of the bedrooms.

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