Modernist Late-1930s House in Bucharest

Modernist design house, Bucharest (Valentin Mandache)
An attractive example of late 1930s Modernist design house with a touch of Art Deco elements like the doorway style or the grooves at the base of the façade wall, etc. Popa Soare area, Bucharest. (©Valentin Mandache)

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

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If you plan acquiring a historic property in Romania or start a renovation project, I would be delighted to advice you in sourcing the property, specialist research, planning permissions, restoration project management, etc. To discuss your particular plan please see my contact details in the Contact page of this weblog.

Daily Picture 29-Dec-09: Inter-war Modernist Corner Building

Modernist syle residential corner building, built in late 1930s. Cotroceni area, Bucharest. (©Valentin Mandache)

I took the photograph of the building above among the winter snows of December this year and found it a nice contrast to the local climate through its svelte Mediterranean looking international modernist style. It resembles the upper decks of an ocean liner and although that is a reminiscence of one of the most prescient Art Deco motifs, its simplified, essential lines are all too obvious in the vein of the modernist style. The inter-war architect was probably inspired by the Italian and French modernist schools of architecture, very influential in Romania of that period.

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

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If you plan acquiring a historic property in Romania or start a renovation project, I would be delighted to advice you in locating the property, specialist research, planning permissions, restoration project management, etc. To discuss your particular plan please see my contact details in the Contact page of this weblog.

1940s Modernist – Art Deco House

Modernist - Art Deco house, Cotroceni area, Bucharest(©Valentin Mandache)
An interesting example of a balanced architectural design that successfully combines the international Modernist style with Art Deco elements. Early 1940s house in Cotroceni area, Bucharest(©Valentin Mandache)

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

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If you plan acquiring a historic property in Romania or start a renovation project, I would be delighted to advice you in locating the property, specialist research, planning permissions, restoration project management, etc. To discuss your particular plan please see my contact details in the Contact page of this weblog.