Dossier Zeppelin #162: “Public spaces”

Dossier Zeppelin #162: “Public spaces”

Intro: Ștefan Ghenciulescu This short dossier starts in fact before the introduction you are just reading. The opinion piece on rural space and the recent works of the Larix Studio closes the dossier on village architecture; it also includes a public space project, one of the most persecuted programs in a rural world that has […]

Dossier Zeppelin #162: “Rural”

Coordinators: Cătălina Frâncu, Ștefan Ghenciulescu “The Countryside”. Introduction The first lockdowns helped bloom the #cottagecore aesthetic. It is a trend born out of a wish for a simpler life, with low levels of stress, which would allow an easy connection to nature through activities like husbandry, gardening, picnics, etc. It’s also about nostalgia for good […]

Editorial: 37 meters and 20 centimeters

Text: Mugur Grosu Photo: Alexandru Oglindă Six Frenchmen get off the plane and start following a bunch of football fans, thinking they will lead them to the stadium. They reach a pub in the old town where the others start drinking. A couple of beers later they realize that the supporters were not Hungarians but […]

Urbanizing the Swiss periphery. Igual Guggenheim Architects: 2 collective housing projects

Urbanizing the Swiss periphery. Igual Guggenheim Architects: 2 collective housing projects

Delicate shifts of overall simple forms, archetypical elements and refined details give identity and human scale to both the cost-effective prisms in Wetzikon and the posh urban villa in Küsnacht.

Article of the weeh: The Centre for Electronic Industry / The Electra Factory, Iași

A+noima: The Centre for Electronic Industry / The Electra Factory, Iași

The Centre for Electronic Industry (as the clients named it) or the Electra factory, as many call it, brings together manufacturing, office, technical and representation spaces, all harmonized within an assembly of three industrial halls. The altogether 11,000 sq. m. are built within the Miroslava Industrial Park in the Iași County, an area that will […]

Article of the week: In-between. David Chipperfield Architects: James Simon Gallery, Museum Island, Berlin

In-between. David Chipperfield Architects: James Simon Gallery, Museum Island, Berlin

An articulation between the city and the Museum Island, between the water and the urban fabric, between the Neues Museum and the Pergamon Museum, between public space and the one for the culture, between tradition and today’s technology and culture.

Article of the week: Corvin Cristian - Velocità, Bucharest

Corvin Cristian: Velocità, Bucharest

The design for a coffee shop & ice cream parlor brings to front a woioonderful Art-Deco building. Text: Ştefan Ghenciulescu Photo: Alex Sacalu, Corvin Cristian

Dossier Zeppelin #161: MVRDV

Dossier Zeppelin #161: MVRDV

14 years ago, in issue 52 of our magazine, we published a dossier dedicated to one of themost inventive and bold architectural offices in the world. Curated with the help of Oana Radeș ( then a member of the bureau, now a partner at Shift Architecture Urbanism), that dossier is still one of our most […]

Dossier Zeppelin #161: “Small Blocks of Flats”

Dossier Zeppelin #161: “Small Blocks of Flats”

It might sound a little unprofessional, but we simply couldn’t come up with a single umbrella term for “collective apartment buildings with a reduced number of housing units”. The urban villa comes closest to the subject matter, but for many people the urban villa is quintessentially a detached building, usually surrounded by its own piece […]

Edito: They cleaned it up

In Romanian society, one of the most common (and terrible) value confusions is, I believe, the one between beautiful, new or in good condition, on the one hand, vs. ugly, old, in poor condition, on the other. And it primarily shows when talking about architecture and the city.

Abruptarhitectura: A house with wide eave in Mizil

Abruptarhitectura: A house with wide eave in Mizil

Excellently located in the “old” sector of the former Carol Street—the commercial street of the once thriving market town of Mizil—across the street from the high school, the house is a reinterpretation of the good old “train car house” type. An ample eave is added on one side of the house, framed by two rounded […]

Chronicles of the future superheroes @ Kunsthalle Bega

In 2019, Kunsthalle Bega initiated the programme BEGA ARTPRIZE, the only curatorial prize in Romania which is awarded annualy, following consultations with a specialised jury, to a curator under the age of 40. The first laureate of the prize was Anca Verona Mihuleț, who over the last two years has been preparing a complex exhibition […]

RDW Open Air Society

RDW Open Air Society

Zeppelin Design & more @ Romanian Design Week 2020 Text: Constantin Goagea Photos: Andrei Mărgulescu Curatorial concept: Romanian Design Week and Zeppelin Design Exhibition design: Zeppelin Design+Ping Pong winners+

The social housing factory. Rehabilitation of a textile factory & creation of 46 housing units - Barcelona

The social housing factory. Rehabilitation of a textile factory & creation of 46 housing units – Barcelona

The transformation of the warehouse building of the old Fabra & Coats industrial complex in Barcelona is part of the process of reconversion of this 19th and 20th century textile industry neighborhood. The whole complex is part of he “BCN creation factories” network and it will bring to Sant Andreu district more than 28,000 m2 […]

A pause from the city, a background for the city. Z33 House for contemporary art, design and architecture

A pause from the city, a background for the city. Z33 – House for contemporary art, design and architecture

At Zeppelin, we are obsessed with going as deep as possible into the fabric of a project. Well, here the architechture, the context and the details are interwoven in such a complex way, the process is so fascinating an clearly exemplary, that we chose to present the project as a succesion of frames. telling a […]

Article of the week: MUZEON, Cluj. The story of your Jewish neighbour

MUZEON, Cluj. The story of your Jewish neighbour

This small independent museum starts from a family archive, but speaks of a community, of a city and of fundamental human experiences, and does so by a spatial and auditory experience rather than by classical museum means