The project unfolds the transformation of a structure designed for a stag in a home for a young family. The challenge was to propose a type of intervention that reduces, through elimination, the existing structure to its volumetric essence and, later, to add functions and their corresponding volumes in the same spirit. The house thus becomes an 'apparatus' that mediates the transition from public space and public life to private space and public life being defined by the two main facades. The relation with the street is mediated by a facade dominated by a dent announcing the entrance... a ‘carved’ entrance with the purpose of announcing the warmth of the house. The relationship with the garden is mediated by a glazed facade that transforms the living-room in an extension of the garden and vice versa.
The interiors revolve around the ample living-room, a space that unfolds on two stories and thus intermediates the dialogue between the ground floor and the second floor as well as between the house and the garden. They are defined and dominated by large planes whose colors and textures draw from the nature of the finishings
Design Team: Paul-Mihai Moldovan, Florin-Vasile Lazar, Anamaria Moldovan, Stefan Perse, Eszter Szoke
Collaborator[s]: eng. Cosmin Vartic
Design Year: 2014
Execution | Completion Year: 2014/2017
Gross area: 246 sqm
General Contractor: M.C.R. Invest S.R.L.
Photographer[s]: Ovidiu Micsa
ALA Notary’s Office ambition is to differ from the usual desired opulence of one’s typical notary and law office interior architecture. Its interior, dominated by simple yet elegant custom made oak veneered furniture, revolves around the partially glazed wall that separates the two main spaces of the program: the notary’s office and the waiting room. The glazed wall is pierced by storage boxes and by the secretary's desk which, if needed, extends intro the notary’s office in order to accommodate the typist.
The forced perspective corridor that leads to and from the waiting area gives the illusion that the spaces are twice as closer from the entrance and twice as farther from the exit. This Po-Mo type of irony is continued in the small toilet which has its walls covered in sumptuous Carrara marble.
Design Team: Anamaria Moldovan, Paul-Mihai Moldovan, Eszter Szoke
Collaborator[s]: Florin-Vasile Lazar
Execution | Completion Year: 2017
Location: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Net area: sqm
Photographer[s]: ateliercetrei, Ovidiu Micsa