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NIU house

Authors: arh. int. Irina Ursu
IUstudio

Authors’ Comment

It started with a dream, with a need and with the challenge of going through the processes of creation and implementation when building a home. The 100-year-old house bought by the clients has been consolidated, expanded and modernised. The project, through its design, was supposed to entirely resemble its owners: to carry on something inherited, to accept and to be open to everything new (that is why the house is equipped with smart-home systems), to be durable and sustainable, to express sincerity and modesty, to become more beautiful with time and to always feel like a comfortable and warm nest. That is why the well thought partitions of the old house was preserved, and the modern interventions are easily seen. The arrangement contains all those natural materials (concrete, wood, metal) that have the property of changing over time and bringing surprise and expressiveness to the interior. Both the furniture and the finishings were designed and manufactured in workshops as proof of love for craftsmanship. The design along side the sober and elegant ambience meet the desire for a well-disciplined and beautiful life.