Monday, January 26, 2009

Boarding house, Breaza

The latest project at school consisted of a boarding house at Breaza, with 8 to 10 units and a small restaurant. My "brilliant" take on this project (which at one point during the last two months, almost half of my colleagues ripped off), was to have the units separated from the reception and between themselves. This created a series of courtyards and then it all flowed from there. Good experience, not so coherent in the final layout, but still I like the outcome. Enjoy

Friday, January 09, 2009

Design... Stop taking it so seriously

Probably the motto of our generation. We are living in a time when experiments of any visual or creative nature are possible, when you can go out there and express your twisted mind in a contorted piece of design, be it graphic, industrial or architectural. This of course creates also a lot of bad design, hence the incredibile amount of bashers (me not included) and maaaaany just plain haters.
Which brings me to this. I absolutely love it (probably the communist era opens up the appetite for kitsch-revival). I surely am not the only one, but, again, the number of haters and flamers and their determination to bash it and not only this one (almost every post on dezeen is met with great hatred by the readers) is almost disturbing.
Design and the act of designing has reached a level where it's really all subjective, you stop having a rulebook or recipes and as a bald, wise man once said it's all a mather of choice.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Green Urbanism [from this point forward]

In primul rand, de azi inainte, ma internationalizez si ma fac mai kewl, so from now on, I will only post in english, sorry for those of you who don't quite cope with it, but it was about time.
Second, i'm posting a small compilation on the latest project at the urbanism studio. Me, myself and rares (actually rares, mostly) had to propose a residential park in the north of Bucharest, next to a lake and a forest. We took the word "park" quite literally and came up with a green horse/big thing which is supported by the forest and the lake and regulates the life inside the ensemble.

Renderings in 3dsmax with vray, modelling in auto and arhicad.