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White Concrete Old House / I/O architects

  • 00:00 - 1 February, 2018
White Concrete Old House / I/O architects
White Concrete Old House / I/O architects, © Assen Emilov
© Assen Emilov

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
  • Team

    Georgi Katov, Viara Jeliazkova, Rositsa Hristova
  • Area

    425.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

© Assen Emilov
© Assen Emilov

Text description provided by the architects. Prior to its reconstruction,
this house from the 1920-ties was a romantic ruin surrounded by authentic and new-built fragments of ancient Augusta Traiana and rather isolated from the contemporary city, yet in its very center.

© Assen Emilov
© Assen Emilov
Sections
Sections
© Assen Emilov
© Assen Emilov

The intervention continues the game of time offsets and brings the design to a contemporary interpretation of the avant-garde, at the time the house was built.
A new volume of white concrete complements the structure and the program of the old house.

© Assen Emilov
© Assen Emilov

The composition of the openings, the ambiguous elements of the addition and the materiality blend the two distinct entities. The space of the new stair and its design bring light into the center of the entire composition. The new glossy white concrete slabs integrate and conceal all the contemporary technology of the house.

© Assen Emilov
© Assen Emilov
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Diagram
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© Assen Emilov

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Cite: "White Concrete Old House / I/O architects" 01 Feb 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/888120/white-concrete-old-house-i-o-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884