On Dante Alighieri Street, in a residential neighborhood of Bucharest, we received this commission to build a residential building where clients of ours in Romania would reside.
As occurs in many freestanding residential buildings, the volume to be constructed left little room for areas of possible movement, and the plans call for a rectangular structure without much space to play with the volumes involved. Thus, working with textures would ultimately be the key to the composition of the facades, with concrete and stone competing visually with glass and metallic textures.
The project in Bucharest was to bring to bear the studio’s experience with residential buildings. It was ultimately interesting to adapt the architectonic practices of Spanish society to a developing society such as Romania’s, accustomed to housing plans which were very different in terms of their rooms, their sizes and interrelationships, though when dealing with luxury dwellings the margin of operation is naturally greater.