This project began as a job calling for a residential building, whose floors are rendered here. With the work already underway it became necessary to transform them into offices, for commercial reasons. Nevertheless, in an effort to make this situation reversible, as the building lies in a residential area, the exterior design was maintained, with terraces and striking horizontal patterns.
From the compositional and construction-related point of view this project is the first in a line of work initiated in Romania. The plans arose in part out of a search for visual lightness – difficult to achieve in buildings with conventional structures and determined in large part by the pronounced rigidity called for by seismic safety regulations. In this way the elements such as the terraces are, formally and physically, like metal trays jutting from the building’s concrete.
Functionally the distribution of the spaces on the floors maintains the concepts previously developed by the studio in light of their acceptance by Romanian society in other projects.