Occidentului 40 / ADNBA

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Occidentului 40 / ADNBA - Windows, Stairs, Handrail
© Cosmin Dragomir

Text description provided by the architects. Working from the inside out
Occidentului Street is a typical street for the central area of Bucharest, with isolated villas in the middle of the yard, wagon-houses, buildings from the interwar period and insertions from the ‘60s and ‘70s. The gerenal volume is decomposed through several movements and set-backs into a row of smaller houses with different heights that sequence the perception of the building and nuances the relationship to the neighbouring houses and the fragmentary surroundings.

Occidentului 40 / ADNBA - Stairs, Windows, Beam, Handrail
© Cosmin Dragomir
1st floor
Occidentului 40 / ADNBA - Windows
© Cosmin Dragomir

The intervention proposes a community of 20 apartments and a commercial unit on the wide but relatively shallow plot. All units are transversal / double oriented and organized on split-levels. Instead of typical stacked general floors, here the floors and ceilings move and generate a series of staggered floors, level differences and variations in height and depth – lending the apartments something of the vertical dimension of dwelling.

Occidentului 40 / ADNBA - Windows, Facade
© Laurian Ghinițoiu
Apartments plans
Occidentului 40 / ADNBA - Windows
© Cosmin Dragomir

The open facades reflect the varied interior life of the building and seeks a certain kind of ‘transparency’; the apartment arrangement both defines and is defined by the structural order of the building and clearly reveals itself outwards.

Occidentului 40 / ADNBA - Windows
© Andrei Mărgulescu

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Address:40 Occidentului Street, Bucharest, Romania

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Cite: "Occidentului 40 / ADNBA" 06 Feb 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/910760/occidentului-40-adnba> ISSN 0719-8884

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