Dossier: Reșița. A City on the Move (I)

Dossier: Reșița. A City on the Move (I)

The scale regeneration of an entire romanian city, and not of an energic metropolis, but of a post-industrial town, is the subject of a Dossier coordinated by Lorena Brează & Mugur Grosu

Article of the week: Alexe Popescu - Fold & Function

Alexe Popescu: Fold & Function

He started by folding metro cards. Now, even the categories of projects Alexe Popescu started on Origami principles number in the order of tens. The play has become increasingly more serious and fertile, turning into a design program and philosophy. (Zeppelin)

Article of the week: Changes of scale. Memorial Park of the former Great Synagogue in Oświęcim

Changes of scale. Memorial Park of the former Great Synagogue in Oświęcim

A great, small memorial, subtle and open to interpretations, worlds away from the emphatic, top‑down ensembles that seem to have come back in later years.

Article of the week: Multi-species architecture. Enrique Espinosa (Eeestudio) and Lys Villalba : Educan, Brunete

Multi-species architecture. Enrique Espinosa (Eeestudio) & Lys Villalba: Educan, Brunete

We cohabitate with animals for a long time. In the last hundreds of years, this cohabitation has profoundly changed, from the explosion of pets to industrialized agriculture, as well as our destruction of natural habitats and elimination of species.

Edito: On‑site Representation

Text: Cătălina Frâncu Foto: Roberta Curcă I was in Paris, close to Quai de la Marne, when I entered a supermarket with my partner, Teodor, in search for daily pads (thin, for light flux, usually used after menstruation); we went in audibly talking in Romanian heading towards the hygiene racks, then took a walk to the pastry […]

Mass, Cut-outs, Collage. ADN BA : Apartment complex, Sfinții Voievozi St., Bucharest

Mass, Cut-outs, Collage. ADN BA: Apartment complex, Sfinții Voievozi St., Bucharest

Sfinții Voievozi is a quiet street downtown Bucharest, hidden in a tetragon defined by important boulevards – Calea Victoriei, Buzești-Berzei Bd., Calea Griviței and Dacia Bd. What used to be a semi-urban fabric 150 years ago, with large gardens, buildings that were rather scattered and low, streets and plots with an organic geometry, has transformed, […]

Article of the week: Transition buildings, joints. 2 projects by Dyvik Kahlen

Transition buildings, joints. 2 projects by Dyvik Kahlen

Intro: Cătălina Frâncu The two projects are built in the same universe and use the same language.

Safari Through a Miniature Universe. Atelier MASS: Expanding the Ursulețul Nursery in Cluj

Safari Through a Miniature Universe. Atelier MASS: Expanding the Ursulețul Nursery in Cluj

The quality of a country’s architecture essentially depends on that of the public architecture. In Romania, priorities are completely different, with public commisions designed to also achieve actual architecture being extremely few

Dossier Zeppelin #167: Inclusive City

Dossier Zeppelin #167: Inclusive City

Coordination: Cătălina Frâncu, Ilinca Pop Intro

Edito: Do the Poor and the Middle-Class Still Have Room in the City?

Text, photo: Ștefan Ghenciulescu Henley & Partners is a company which provides investment migration consultancy. It works both with rich individual customers, and with companies, and even governments, counselling them on golden visa-type programs (i.e. fast and easy gain of citizenship upon investing in the respective country), property purchasing opportunities etc.

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.