Turquoise / Urban Office

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  • Architects: Urban Office
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  10000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Arthur Tintu
Turquoise / Urban Office - Facade
© Arthur Tintu

Text description provided by the architects. We originally wanted to design a semi-buried building. After starting the project, a foundation was found at 4m depth and we had to lift up the building, but the solution to mask the ground floor remained.

Turquoise / Urban Office - Facade
© Arthur Tintu

So instead of building fences to the Street (sos.Cotroceni) we drew a long plant-holder which makes mediation between private space and public traffic. Apparently it remains only 1-st floor. This approach has given us various elements and connections with fences and gardens.

Turquoise / Urban Office - Windows, Facade
© Arthur Tintu

We got a game that takes strong tectonic line into the building’s composition. The idea of a building semi-visible, between urban gardens, helps to harmonize with the composition space of Botanic Garden downhill.

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Turquoise is a color that is close to what we wanted originally (copper patina) and offers a refined game in the winter… where white parts and refractions are seen as snow cuts.

Turquoise / Urban Office - Table, Chair
© Arthur Tintu

Vertical stereotomy is introduced to maintain building soberness. Although the building represents a sophisticated computer, we have prepared this building for various functions, which may change over the years without changing its architecture…

Turquoise / Urban Office - Windows, Facade
© Arthur Tintu

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Address:Șoseaua Cotroceni 34, București, Romania

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Cite: "Turquoise / Urban Office" 21 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/770430/turquoise-urban-office> ISSN 0719-8884

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