zeppelin magazine | no #159


Zeppelin #159 (autumn_2020)

Edito: The house inside the house and the outside house
Text Ştefan Ghenciulescu

At some point, Claudiu – who’s an artist – tells me: “You speak like a architect”. I didn’t really understand what he was talking about, as it seemed to me that I avoided those terms of ours – section, functionalism, urban fabric, free plan, program or I don’t know what else. Claudiu goes on: “You, architects, when you talk about buildings – no matter their size or function -, you always call them `houses`”. He was right. For architects, any construction is, above all, a house. As if the original house, the primitive hut of the Abbé Laugier, had produced in the meantime only houses to live, to work, to learn, to gather, to pray and so on. (…)

Dossier: (Retro)Pioneers
TEXT Ştefan Ghenciulescu


A Pause from the City, a Background for the City
TEXT Lorena Brează


George Enescu’s house in Mihăileni
Campaign Journal for Architecture and Community, Stage 1
TEXT Mirela Duculescu, Andreea Machidon, Raluca Munteanu, Raluca Ştirbăţ, Şerban Sturdza
Photo: Camil Iamandescu, Raluca Munteanu, Şerban Sturdza, Pro Patrimonio


The Ambulance for Monuments
TEXT Lorena Brează


Neptune Baths
A Magical Place Spotted from a Broken Window

Project: Asociaţia Locus
Text: Lorena Brează
Photo: Herculane Project, Alex Danu, Martin Neagoe, Mihai Şom


Slanted House
The Focus Is Not on Humans, but on the Landscape

Project, text: Paradigma Ariadné
Photo: Attila Róbert Csóka


A New Sheet over an Old House
The Protective Construction for the Roman Mosaic Edifice (Tomis), Constanţa (1959–1967)
TEXT Irina Băncescu


The Story of Your Jewish Neighbour

Project: Atelier MASS
Text: Camelia Sisak
Photo: Gouwy Lieven



Project: Corvin Cristian Studio
Text: Ştefan Ghenciulescu
Photo: Alex Sacalu, Corvin Cristian


To the Future and Back
Interview with Prof. Achim Menges, Director of the Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) at the University of Stuttgart
INTERVIEW Lorena Brează, Ştefan Ghenciulescu


Microarchitecture at School
TEXT Justin Baroncea


F. A chair
After the Chair, a Stool
Design, Text: Fabricate


OPEN AIR Society
Romanian Design Week 2020

Curatorial concept: Romanian Design Week & Zeppelin Design
Exhibition design: Zeppelin Design+Ping‑Pong Contest winners
Graphic design: Radu Manelici+Sebastian Pren
Text: Constantin Goagea
Photo: Andrei Mărgulescu


autumn 2020