House in Dumbrava Vlasiei

House in Dumbrava Vlasiei

Architect
ADNBA
Location
Balotești, Ilfov County, Romania | View Map
Project Year
2021
Category
Private Houses
Laurian Ghinitoiu

House in Dumbrava Vlasiei

ADNBA as Architects

The house in Dumbrava Vlăsiei stands between the forest and the park like a threshold: a simple volume placed perpendicularly to the length of the site, creating a front yard towards the south and the park and a backyard towards the north and the forest.

photo_credit Laurian Ghinitoiu
Laurian Ghinitoiu

Occupying almost the entire width of the plot and as little as possible from its length, the house orients its two long sides towards the two privileged views of the natural landscape.

photo_credit Daniel Mirotoi
Laurian Ghinitoiu

The house thus functions as a narrow, permeable limit between the two courtyards, allowing daylight to penetrate all across its width. The volume steps back from the street, leaving way to a future patch of garden with birch trees, magnolias and lilacs.

photo_credit Daniel Mirotoi
Laurian Ghinitoiu

The house seems open, almost transparent through the superposition of windows; nonetheless, it preserves the mystery and intimacy intrinsic to any home. The volume is like a deep wall, through which one can look only where permitted.

photo_credit Laurian Ghinitoiu
Laurian Ghinitoiu

The house takes the shape of an elementary volume, from which hang the light metal structures of the entrance bay window and the pergolas on which flowers and ivy have already started climbing, domesticating the robust presence of the dwelling.

photo_credit Sabin Prodan
Laurian Ghinitoiu

Despite its compact appearance, through the succession of rooms, the house expands with multiple openings and connections, long paths and short-circuits, which define numerous scenarios of moving through the space.

photo_credit Laurian Ghinitoiu
Laurian Ghinitoiu

The design aims to create a house with distinct geography, a space that is suggested rather than exposed, where you can hear and see the other even from opposite ends of the dwelling.

photo_credit Sabin Prodan
Laurian Ghinitoiu

A house that abandons the implied ground floor-first floor structure to become a homogenous space on all three dimensions. It is a house where one can reach the garden in many ways, where one can traverse the house from one garden to the other, an intermediary space. It is a house whose expression is defined by its gardens and interior life.

 

 

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