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Biutiful Downtown Terrace

Biutiful Downtown Terrace

Authors: arh. Elisabeta - Alice Mihai, Mihai Popescu, Ovidiu Bălan, Florin Samoilă, Marius Bercu
Firm: Twins Studio
Photo: Alex Ionita

Authors’ Comment

Biutiful is an immersive experience with the gift of transforming places and people and instilling a peculiar state of mind, whether it happens by the sea, in Mamaia, on the shores of Lake Herastrau in Bucharest, or in this case, in the industrial area of Timpuri Noi.

Biutiful TNS Terrace was born in the context of too many square shapes and concrete walls, where the city got overwhelmingly stiff and we empathized with the need for an organic arrangement, killing the geometric lines of the buildings around.

Its philosophy starts from the infinite circle of life in nature and it materializes in a structure that can be infinitely modulated. Overview picture: abstract forest in the middle of an urban barren market.

9 pillars, metaphorically representing 9 trees, each covering an area of 50 sqm and each being 5 m high. Their hexagonal crowns and their infinite possibility of combinations build a metallic installation alike a natural ecosystem, at an intermediate size between human scale and the scale of office buildings.

In terms of design, we reinterpreted the culture of the pub on a contemporary note, blending traditional with modern and serial items with hard-to-find pieces of furniture.

Pellucidness towards the sky acquires autumn shades thanks to the colored stained glass ceiling. To these colors we added an intelligent lighting system, each branch being controlled independently and being able to change the general appearance to infinity.

As the forest heals the mind, body and spirit of one, we believe architecture can do the same. Give yourself a try at Biutiful TNS Terrace.