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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

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)

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.

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 area, then the chips, and, after having paid, we headed towards the exit.

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, through densification and regularization.

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

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

Coordination: Cătălina Frâncu, Ilinca Pop


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.

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.

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