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updated post: Architectural rebirth


I’ve updated the post on the headquarters of the Romanian Architects Union with a ton of details (or links to details) about the building’s past and its design/construction. Enjoy!

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Architectural rebirth


In Bucharest on the corner of Dem Dobrescu Street (Strada Dem I. Dobrescu) near Revolution Square (Piaţa Revoluţiei) is the headquarters of the Romanian Architects Union (sediul Uniunii Arhitectilor din Romania (UAR)) built inside the ruined building of the secret police (Direcţia V Securitate), which used to be the embassy of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire. Photo and back-story of the original building (English).

Architects: Dan Marin, Zeno Bogdanescu
Construction Engineers: Popp & Asociatii
Contractor: ACMS (project page)

Details about the design of Architects Union HQ from the website of the Mies Architecture Prize: pdf or html. (via Urbarama)

Public Payphones



300510_Bucharest Random0028, originally uploaded by Damian_B.


Telephone, originally uploaded by Roddy Murray.

I guess a good photo can make anything worth looking at.

Brick church, gray apartments


 

(untitled), originally uploaded by t2dro.

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