This house is built in an established residential neighborhood on Cluj close to the Botanical Garden.
The choice of materials (grey plaster and facing brick), the large openings, the terrace roof all aim to give the house an established, timeless look with a Neo-Modernist aesthetic. The facade is partly made of brick, with different ways of arrangement, sometimes the brick is in relief and sometimes there is a perforated brick layout.
The volumetric concept was to offer a unitary image of the two houses that coexist on the same plot, but at the same time to offer privacy from each other without the need for fences. We used volumetry and the position of the windows to obtain separation, so they don’t disturb one another. From the street it is a compact volume, but in the back terrace areas are oriented in such a way as to offer a private space to each house. Each house has good orientation for the interior spaces, each room has natural light, the ones in the middle are arranged around a small inner courtyard.
The interior is fundamentally different in each house, House A has a slightly more industrial look, with metal furniture, rigorous geometries, sharper angles, while House B is more cozy with more wood, slightly curved shapes. The owners wish was to integrate as much as possible scandinavian furniture from their shop – Norda.
PROGRAM: house for two families in a single building
SURFACE: 538 sqm
LOCATION: str. Ceahlău, Cluj
COLLABORATORS: Furniture: Nordashop, Zigman.
PHOTO: Lieven Gouwy