House in the historic center of Bucharest

Year: 2022

Location: Bucharest, Romania

Team: Alexandrin Buraga, Marco Ballerini, Oleg Bajura

Architectural Concept: AB + Partners

Photo: Vlad Creteanu

Integration into context is one of the essential conditions of a correct architecture, and this condition is even more emphasised in the case of a historical entourage. In the case of the project below, the exterior created for the building strictly followed the standards imposed by the Ministry of Culture of Romania and aimed at modernizing the building while keeping the architectural style of the historic building.

Based on the design of the initial façade, we updated the construction by combining the stone characteristic of the historical architecture with the fibre-reinforced cement tiles. Thus, we have preserved the façade as a symbolic example of the timelessness of creativity and introduced into the concept the elements with strict lines that integrate it into modern trends.

To the central element of the façade that has the original classical forms we have added elements of minimalism, which highlight the value of the construction by contrast. Glass railings and neutral colour range continue the modern contrasting line accentuated by subtle exterior lighting.

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