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Vila N / SYAA

  • 01:00 - 24 September, 2009
Vila N / SYAA
Vila N / SYAA, © Andrei Margulescu
© Andrei Margulescu

© Andrei Margulescu © Andrei Margulescu © Andrei Margulescu © Andrei Margulescu +33

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bucharest, Romania
  • Architects

    SYAA, arch. Adrian Soare
  • Collaborators

    arch. Cristian Borcan, arch. Stefan Aldea
  • Structure

    INGENIUM CONSTRUCT, ing. Mihai Radut
  • Installations

    ALYATES DESIGN, eng. Florentina Radu, eng. Mirela Neculai, eng. Ecaterina Dura
  • Constructor

  • Area

    600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

From the architect. Vila “N” occupies a plot of 350 sqm (aprox 12x30m) in a central but de-structured area of Bucharest.

The building retreats from the street to make place for an entrance courtyard and the underground parking. The small hill covering the garage dominates this courtyard and becomes in the same time landscape and garden.

© Andrei Margulescu
© Andrei Margulescu

The cubic shape of the building has two blind walls and two sober facades that protect a loggia, an exterior terrace and the richness of the interior space developed around the central atrium.

© Andrei Margulescu
© Andrei Margulescu

Stairs and bridges border this core and create the opportunity for various horizontal and vertical visual relations. There exists a "public" route leading to the office room on the ground floor and a "private" route linking the living room with the rooms upstairs, without intersecting each other. The light is captured in this atrium as in a kaleidoscope giving life to the house and an always different mix of light, shade and colour.

© Andrei Margulescu
© Andrei Margulescu
Cite: "Vila N / SYAA" 24 Sep 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>
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salvadore · October 14, 2009

HA HA. Im Romanian and im proud to see this. It also looks a little bit like like raphael moneos murica building but it also looks like some sort of latin architecture, if that could be the right term. and u dont have to be a genius to see it looks like moneos archtecture. It looks alot like many big architects architecture but that is because it is about good architecture! I really love it! Peace!

Joel Linn · October 03, 2009

RT @archdaily: Vila N / SYAA

Andrei Margulescu · October 02, 2009

And, for all who want to see more of the Romanian contemporary architecture, it is my pleasure to invite them to explore the link:, and to re-visit it during the next month as it will be updated with 2009 Romanian projects. All the best.

Andrei Margulescu · October 02, 2009

By lack of someones attention, instead of the final good photographs of this house were posted all the raw images that contain a series of flaws due to the camera and lenses. Therefore, I would ask the publisher and the architects to demand and use the final provided images in order to fully express the value of this project. I do invite all of you to see some of them on my portfolio website:, images from 52 to 56. Kindest regards.

Goldschmidt R · October 01, 2009

Hmm, I really don't think like those line are stolen, they are loke almost the same. But how you say in romanian "Aceeasi Marie, dar cu alta palarie" (The same Mary, but different hat". So really don't think that using the same material or almoste the same lines is calling stealing.
(And I'm not a patriot, but this is my opinion)

Rupesh Jamkhindikar · September 29, 2009

This took me back to college days....especially the sections....seen something as simplistic after a long time...

ygogolak · September 28, 2009

Going to be fun mowing the grass on that mound.

The marine biologist · September 28, 2009

Moneo + Siza = LOVE
Standard rogue taxidermy

Pedropt · September 26, 2009

Well done, Romania! Very interesting proposal, great street integration, nice and clean detailing, simple but intriguing façade.
@Nardev - travel more and read less architecture magazines

oscar falcón lara · September 25, 2009

Oh my, this project is great... the hill/garage tunnel is a neat detail. I don't find it a bad thing to borrow from great designs, this house is quite a feast, and I am not over reacting, it's minimal sure, but is a very pretty way.

Daniel Tellman · September 25, 2009

Nice one !

I saw them last year in Timisoara presenting their ofice and was nicely impressed!

@III - The Timisoara based Parasite Studio did also present their work on ArchDaily. So this is the second proiect from Romania ;-)

Ill · September 25, 2009

Zi-le tati!!!! Finally a building from Romania :)

Nardev · September 25, 2009

rafael moneo, murcia

Ill · September 25, 2009 05:53 PM

Does it matter, Nardev?

Alex Poliac · September 25, 2009 12:52 PM

This is a good example of architecture from Romania, certainly above the general standards of architecture and construction form this country

@Nardev : It's so wrong, quoting one of the masters of contemporary architects?...anyway, I apreciate your ability to discovers this sort of conection, it's shows a strong architectural knowledge.

Bocetos Digitales · September 25, 2009

Vila N / SYAA:
Architects: SYAA, arch. Adrian Soare Location: Bucharest, Romania Collaborators: arch. Cristian..

Oliver · September 25, 2009

wow ... absolute beautiful house with clean design and rooms with good structure. like it very much.

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