zeppelin magazine | no #58


Arhitectura magazine no 58 summary

  • editorial: condmag or thrust your fingers in your eyes / constantin goagea
  • neighbors: 3 LHD
    :sports hall bale
    :memorial bridge
    :expo 05 japan

mamaia sat. revival and (re)destruction of a village at the black sea / stefan ghenciulescu

Post de: Stefan Ghenciulescu

When talking about Romania, Black Sea, and villages, everyone recalls 2 Mai and Vama Veche: alternative tourism under communism, chaotic development and the self-destructive force during transition. You think about the semi-legal tents and backyard tourism beforeand stadium-like densities, ugly blocks and swelling land rovers.

attila zakarias & kazmer kovacs. tradition is to be found in the museum. boarding house, balaban/ constantin goagea

Post de: Constantin Goagea

Photo: Dragos Lumpan

I am an addict of the city and contemporary architecture, yet I never say no to quality traditional architecture. I have no doubt that the originality of vernacular architecture and the ethics of architecture could defy academic dryness if we didn’t chance to meet them on the hilltop. And since profound theoretical subjects are rare in today’s villages, I do not want to miss the opportunity of telling you something about a house from Balaban village, near Bran, a boarding house, in fact.
What is ethical in architecture? The answer is as simple as that: to build a handsome house. Moreover, authenticity is part of the ethical contract, when you realize that a house means the foundation of a world. If you follow the spirit of the place, then you take into account the trees and stones, the grass, sun and sky, and the beings that will dwell it. As Heidegger might say, you pay attention to gods and earth.

3LHD: sports hall bale

Post de: 3LHD

Photo: Damir Fabijanic

Bale (Valle in Italian) is a small place in Istria peninsula, Croatia with mostly agricultural population of 1000 people. The project for the new sports hall has been faced with the rich historical, cultural and social Mediterranean context. Therefore any new architectural interpolation had to have a respectful approach to the environment.

Octomber 2007