Article of the week: The Museum of Collectivization - the second stage

The Museum of Collectivization – the second stage

Started in the autumn of 2019, by the initiative of a group of history fans and entrepreneurs in the village of Tămășeni (Neamț County, Romania) the museum quickly became a reality, and its exhibition opened in the first three rooms a year later.

Article of the week: Eight Large HouApartment Building, Brasov

Eight Large Houses. ADN BA: Apartment Building, Brasov

Text: Ștefan Ghenciulescu Photo: Vlad Pătru, Sabin Prodan As in all Romanian large cities (and many of smaller ones), buildings have boomed in Brasov since 2000. Its particular situation has led to some very varied types of increase: limited in the historical centre, extensive on the outskirts

Article of the week: 142 m² and eleven doors. SPEED Architects: House 1

142 m² and eleven doors. SPEED Architects: House 1

SPEED is an architectural practice based in Oslo, founded in 2020 by Espen Robstad Heggertveit and Eirik Stokke, after receiving the DOGA Newcomer award. The acronym stands for Section, Plan, Elevation, Extrusion, Diagram

The Sunny House, the Passive House, the Twins’ House

This is a story of cooperation and patience, of team and trust, all started from an ambitious idea. The sunny house was born out of a beautiful dream – a house that uses the sun, a house built of wood, in the midst of an edible garden.

Dossier Zeppelin 166: „Hybrid Environments. About New Ways of Cohabiting ”

Dossier Zeppelin 166: „Hybrid Environments. About New Ways of Cohabiting ”

Coordinators: Ștefan Ghenciulescu, Cătălina Frâncu Intro: We have become rather accustomed to thinking of territory in terms of clear categories: city/village/nature, industry/agriculture/services, built/unbuilt, work/living etc.

Edito: Control and Conciliation

Text: Ștefan Ghenciulescu Photo: SCOB The adjoining photo shows one of the projects in the dossier of the summer issue of Zeppelin magazine no.166. To be honest, it doesn’t look much like architecture. In fact, it looks like something that can be a corner of nature, or a greenfield, or some generic greenery, rather self-sown.

A silent witness. Space Casuals: Rehabilitating the house at 30, Coandă St., Bucharest

A silent witness. Space Casuals: Rehabilitating the house at 30, Coandă St., Bucharest

This is the story of a house built in 1900 to a Bucharest of different flavours and different values. All this time, the house has been a silent witness, it has navigated history almost anonymously, it saw two wars, a few different generations and regimes, earthquakes and city transformations.

Article of the week: Architecture as a Democratic Act - ASC Center for Administrative Services in Novi Sanzhary, Ukraine

Architecture as a Democratic Act: ASC Center for Administrative Services in Novi Sanzhary, Ukraine

A pro-bono project of the prestigious Swedish architecture and design office Claesson Koivisto Rune Text: Daniel Tudor Munteanu Photo: Alik Usik

Matrix in Wood. Peris+Toral Arquitectes: Social Housing, Cornellà de Llobregat

The residential building in Cornellà de Llobregat (Barcelona) is for now the largest building in Spain with a Wooden Structure. It houses 85 dwellings on five floors and used a total of 8,300 m2 of 0km wood1 from the forests of the Basque Country.

Dossier Zeppelin #165: "SuperBANAL"

Dossier Zeppelin #165: “SuperBANAL”

Introduction Text: Ștefan Ghenciulescu This dossier’s working title has oscillated between “discrete architecture”, “silent architecture”, and “invisible architecture”.

Edito: Falling with the Plaster

Text: Ștefan Ghenciulescu Photo: Cosmin Pojoranu I confess that this editorial was initially supposed to be about Ukraine. Obviously, whether we speak of architecture or any other part of culture, we have no right to just go on with our activity and concerns and ignore the terrible tragedy close to us.

Wooden landscape. Vertical Studio: Creatopy HQ, Săldăbagiu de Munte – Bihor

There are few CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber) buildings in Romania. There are even fewer quality architecture buildings made of this material. Therefore, the emergence of this small office centre close to Oradea is even more important. It is the first building in Romania to achieve the “Low Energy Passive House” standard, but more than that, it’s […]

Searching for the ideal house. ADN BA: House, Dumbrava Vlăsiei

From some points of view, this house is close to a student project – that is, when you imagine a plucky and smart student project, without an actual customer, but in a very real context, which really needs to be done, and which needs to be done well.

Not your usual coffee shop. Blanc-Architecture: Bad Habits Café, Craiova

Bad Habits was launched in 2021 as a specialty coffee shop located in the center of Craiova, in the oldest mixed residential and commercial building in the city.

Article of the weeK. Two terracotta houses. Mira House & Claudia House

Two terracotta houses. Mira House & Claudia House

Mira House & Claudia House give us the opportunity to analyse two almost neighbouring houses, located in the same district of the Valencian town of Benimaclet and built in the same period.

Dossier Zeppelin #164: “Ideal & Material”

Dossier coordinators: Ștefan Ghenciulescu, Cătălina Frâncu Intro A first split into categories for this file sounds a bit like an index of materials – recomposed wood, glass and polycarbonate, metal, concrete, special textiles, and of technologies – 3D moulds, lamination, gas and heat recovery, smart buildings