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Modern Extension to a Home in Bucharest, Romania

By • Jul 20, 2017

This project concerns the expansion of an already-existing home. It consisted of a generous plot of land atop which a 100 square meter house was located. The home had a basement, a ground floor, and first floor, and an attic.

It is located in Otopeni city, which is adjacent to Bucharest, the capital of Romania. The design was undertaken by LAMA Arhitectura, more specifically by Dan Enache and Calin Radu, in 2015. The home covers a total area of 180 square meters.

The extension is reinterpreted in a contemporary shape, like a concrete origami attached to the old house. The architects sought unity, seeking a visual and spatial dialogue between the two volumes, thus making the home feel both modern as well as functional.

A terrace was placed under the concrete extension and next to the pool area, where the residents are able to spend time alongside friends and family.

Exterior view of the home and the new annex
Exterior view of the home and the new annex
Pool with terrace with wooden floors
Exterior view of the home and the new annex
Pool with terrace with wooden floors
Interior of the union of the two spaces

A TV area and chimney sit inside, inviting residents and guests alike to spend some leisure time in them. Its floors and walls, clad in wood and concrete, create a cozy and intimate space.

Annex with tall concrete ceiling and skylight
Interior of the old building
Interior of the old building
Interior of the annex with wooden floors and concrete walls
Living room

At night, the terrace gives us the perfect relaxation spot under the moonlight in a calm setting, with the temptation of a dip in the pool nearby.

Exterior night view
Exterior night view
Exterior night view
Exterior night view
Exterior night view
Annex with terrace

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