A Nice Pile of Bricks

Synthetic style (Bucharest inter-war Venetian and Art Deco) brick columns adorning the access stairway of a mid 1930s house in Cotroceni area of Bucharest. (©Valentin Mandache)

I like the ingenuity of the architect who used simple bricks in order to suggest elaborate columns sustaining ogee arches, pertaining to what I call the inter-war Venetian style, a peculiar architectural design popular in 1930s Bucharest. The house also contains Art Deco motifs and the brick columns display, in my opinion, a synthesis between the inter-war Venetian and Art Deco styles.


I endeavor through this daily series of daily articles to inspire appreciation of the historic houses of Romania, a virtually undiscovered, but fascinating chapter of European architectural heritage.


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