Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
House P in Cluj-Napoca, Romania by 49Studio
December 24th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: 49Studio
This project has begun as a dream of a young and active family. We tried our best to provide a solution for a project that wanted to be more than a house, a home that offers it’s owners the capacity to disconnect from the busy lifestyle of a big city. Situated in close vicinity of the city Cluj-Napoca, the house uses common architectural elements that intersect with clear accents of modernity.
The image of “house P” lies between the details that give the project a precious note to, in it’s essence a simple house, the project didn’t want to give new ideas or for what it-s worth anything out of the ordinary, being a decent home built with a relatively small budget. Actually that made our job a bit more difficult because we had to find the details that would a significant contribution to the overall picture and state that this was not just a house but a project built with passion and devotion.
Although the functional layout is a classic one for a small home, we used functional elements that belong to traditional households rather than a modern house. Our decision was to make a clear separation between the living space and the technical space. So in a separate connected with the house through a porch we placed all of the functional spaces and the cellar, things that are common vernacular architecture.
The simple story that this home wants to state is that of a young family that is trying to build a home that shows small parts of their beliefs about the value of life.