Architecturally rendered monograms

When one wanders in the old parts of a large town like Bucharest and has a keen eye for architectural details, is struck by the abundance of monograms on buildingfacades, gates, fences, on the interior architecture, furniture and a multitude of other locations. The monograms are the initials of the proprietor who built that edifice in the past, or added later to mark new proprietors, and represent an interesting identity marker and a design detail. This video presents monograms found within or without Bucharest buildings, on periods stretching from the 18th century, La Belle Epoque period, interwar period to even more modern times.


My aim, through this series of blog articles, is to inspire appreciation of the historic houses of Romania and Southeast Europe, a virtually undiscovered, but fascinating chapter of world’s architectural history and heritage.


If you have a historic house project in Romania or other country in Southeast Europe, I would be delighted to advise you in aspects pertaining to its architectural history and ways to preserve as much as possible from its period fabric and aesthetics in the course of restoration or renovation works, or to counsel you with specialist consultancy work related to that project. To discuss your particular plan please see my contact details in the Contact page of this website.


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