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Architecture - Locuinta Unifamiliala, a one family house



One Family House

Alex has completed an exercise on Locuinta Unifamiliala, a one family house, and presented his plans and a model to his teachers and to the other members of his course at University.

Photo: Alexandru Gheorghe, 25th March 2011




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Collages created by Alex to illustrate the details of the scale model, that he also printed and used in his presentation at the university.

Locuinta Unifamiliala means a one-family house, and the exercise specifically asked for the students to create a house for a family of 3 or 4 : parents and 1-2 children in their early teens.

Another request was the use of a so called Plan Liber, something which translates as free space, or in English, "Open Plan", a method of elaborating rooms and spaces that keeps few common boundaries and that relies on thin concrete poles to support the slender concrete plate used as a roof. Therefore, walls are not important for structure, only for separating different types of space and function, and glass is greatly valued for its transparency and sense of light.

Photo: Alexandru Gheorghe, 25th March 2011




One Family House One Family House


One Family House



Alex presented his project to a jury consisting of three teachers - his own, from his workshop 15A, and another two teachers, together with all their assistants, as well as the other members of his class.

Photo: Alexandru Gheorghe, 25th March 2011




One Family House One Family House


One Family House One Family House



The making of the model required careful construction techniques using balsa wood, dowels, and perspex.

Photo: Alexandru Gheorghe, 18th-24th March 2011




One Family House One Family House



The project may be described in a few words as a "raindrop on a branch".

The raindrop is the space defined by glass, the so called "day time area", that holds the living room, the dining room and the kitchen.

Photo: Alexandru Gheorghe, 18th-24th March 2011




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The "night time area" is contained by the "branch", the clearly defined concrete rectangle, where the bedrooms are, one at each end, the one for the parents being the one furthest away from the entrance.

Photo: Alexandru Gheorghe, 18th-24th March 2011




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Both of them have what Alex called "yards of sky", small rectangles (4.2 x 4-5 m) with high (2.9 m) walls of concrete around, that only let you see the sky, but in a pure form, one you should never grow tired of.

The small spaces in the middle of the concrete bar are used for dressing and the two bathrooms, and, through sliding doors, these can be divided into many, many smaller spaces, or opened up as a single, 18m long space, with the beauty of the wall washed by light.

Photo: Alexandru Gheorghe, 18th-24th March 2011








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