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Stejarii Collection Residential Complex
  • Special prize of the Association of Romanian Architecture Firms

Stejarii Collection Residential Complex

Authors: arh. Radu Teacă, arh. Corina Nicola, arh. Andrei Teacă
Firm: Artline SRL

Collaborators: arh. Alexandra Uță, arh. Alina Bălan, arh. Maria Ghement, arh. Dimitrie Zerva, arh. Gruia Dumitrescu, arh. Petru Darida, arh. Andreea Manea, stud. arh. Oleg Buza, stud. arh. Sara Iosub
Structure project: Concept Structure - ing. Cristian Năstase
Instalații - Proiect tehnic: General Instal Comp - ing. Bogdan Popescu Constructor: BTD Construct&Ambient SRL
Executant instalații + proiect DE: GTS
Consultanți fațade: ing. Attila Anderlik, GLASSROM - ing. Adrian Zamfir Beneficiar: Țiriac Imobiliare
Photo: Vlad Pătru

Authors’ Comment

Starting with the site which is surrounded on three sides by the forest, the project consists of a continuous building resembling a ribbon that forms four inner courtyards and offers the possibility that all dwellers see the forest.
The relationship with the exterior space is created by means of two types of terraces, some of them being covered, carved into the volume, the others being generated by the alternance of the different levels. The concept is based on the interplay of the simple, parallelipipedic volumes which individualize the housing units, bringing the ensemble to human scale.
The consistent presence of the deep terraces with planters mediates the dialogue between exterior and interior, which ultimately brings the quality of living close to that of individual housing. In regards to the apartments, one priority was establishing a separation between the day time rooms and the night time rooms, having the kitchen close to the entrance in the apartment and close to the dining room, usually also connected with a terrace. The building is an ensemble with generous apartments having between two and five rooms, areas ranging from 80 to almost 200 square meters and cars can only be parked in the underground parking lot designed for 430 vehicles, also including charging stations for electric ones.
Additionally, during the COVID-19 pandemic and afterwards, the presence of generous terraces has become a necessity in regards to the quality of living.
The intent to give priority to the volume and the pursuit of an accurate overall image have motivated the use of white, the building envelope working as a ventilated façade covered by the fiber cement panels, perforated or not, that do not interfere with the architectural gesture.
In virtue of the same intentions, the presence of both the vertical and horizontal structural elements is discreet, being integrated in the walls which ultimately contributes to the precision of the volume. Furthermore, the mixed structure (concrete and steel trusses which support the cantilevers) offers the possibility for wide spans, eliminating pillars from the interior of the apartments, allowing visual communication with the surrounding nature without any structural obstacles.
The project takes into account concepts such as the passive house and was rated “excellent” on the Breeam certificate.