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House NR

House NR

Authors: arh. Mihai Neagu, arh. Bogdan Stefan, arh. Dana Garofil, arh. Denisa Ivan
Firm: AWstudio

Collaborators: ing. Bratu Florentin, Adex Cad Proiect
Photo: Alexandru Prodan

Authors’ Comment

Our project is located in the north of Bucharest, in a residential area under development and characterized by a relatively low built density. One main feature of residential architecture is a certain degree of intimacy projected in the feeling of comfort perceived by the owner. For this reason, the house turns its back to the street using strong, ‘heavy’, solid volumes with much less glass surfaces. The emphasis on open surfaces, marked by generous glass walls, is done towards the natural component - the vegetation in the back yard, the house being oriented towards it to the detriment of the street.
With the intention of creating wide open spaces, taking advantage of the orientation and by positioning towards the street the secondary functions of the house (technical spaces, storage etc.), the ground floor is designed in a continuous visual flow - including the minimal design of the metal staircase, which doesn’t obstruct the view. The first floor, intended for bedrooms and related spaces, is characterized by the generous use of light, while offering openness and privacy at the same time. The 2nd floor generates a multi-functional area served by a terrace that becomes an extension of the natural space at the level of the back garden.

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