By Holly – Categories: Bathroom, Fireplace, Hall and Entrance, Homes, Interior Design and style, Living Room, Staircase, Swimming Pool, Terrace
Romanian architectural firm Andreescu and Gaivoronschi has designed the A.B. Property.
Completed in 2013, this 3,229 square foot contemporary home is located in Timișoara, Romania. Made primarily of wood and stone, this property appears strong, robust, trustworthy – but be prepared to locate some surprising functions inside.
A.B. Residence by Andreescu and Gaivoronschi:
“The house is constructed in a residential location in the north of Timisoara, Romania. Nearby, there is yet another Andreescu & Gaivoronschi house developed 13 years ago, which developed the very same notion of a “house on a house”. It has to do with social phenomena common for Italy and Greece, exactly where young members of the loved ones live with the parents. This coexistence was sincerely expressed in each cases: the “young house” on the “old” a single.
Wood indicates youth and freshness, whereas stone has to do with the roots, the passing of time. The result is a wooden property on a bigger stone home. More than that, this juxtaposition has to do with a public/private dialectic. Stone, solid walls “defend” and close a little the private area. In A.B. property, this character of fence house is equilibrated by the subtraction of a standard standard “grey” space of public/private interaction at the entrance. Behind the property, the theme of intermediary it is represented by the patio and the covered terrace, “the outdoors eating room”.
Inside the house there is a two path topology: the horizontal 1, of the parents’ location, which embraces also the patio and the vertical 1 which juxtaposes the spaces of the “two houses”. This juxtaposition also happens in the living room area, where a typical “raum-plan” pattern is developed.
The living area is created as a “theatre” which can be observed from various levels. There is also a private component, on the first floor, equivalent to the “women’s room” in conventional oriental dwellings – a space from exactly where you can observe but not be observed. It is a space for a future library, a space for smoking.
The apartment contained in the wooden home from above is enough for a young couple. The inside/outside relation is also created right here, with no dismantling the unity of the box: an intermediary space to the south behind wooden louvres, a thin balcony to the west, to observe the atrium and the dawn and a vertical incision to the east, to mirror the rising sun.”
Pictures by: Ovidiu Micsa