The project is situated at the shore of Corbeanca Lake, in the proximity of Bucharest, on an almost flat terrain. The site is surrounded on its south western side by low rise building (1-2 floors high buildings). The site is privileged to have two sides adjacent to the lake, being thus very visible from the surrounding shores, and it imposes an architecture which should be well integrated into the natural landscape.
The goal of the project was to create a sustainable two-storey single-family house, well integrated in the lake landscape, benefiting as much as possible from the spectacular location of the site.
The house comprises two levels. The ground floor contains the bedrooms and the technical space, while the first floor contains the kitchen, the living room, the dining room, the master bedroom and a generous terrace oriented towards the lake. I applied this inversion of the common functional distribution between the levels so that the dwellers can have a more spectacular view over the lake than the view from the level of the ground. The structure of the house is made of glued laminated timber, with the columns disposed on the perimeter. The columns have also a shading role, and through their regulated rhythm they define a geometric, rationalist architecture, in contrast with the irregular shape of terrain and of the shore.
Since the building is under construction, the general feedback seems to be positive. It seems that the use of wood as the main construction material, both as structure and finishing, is attractive both for the neighbors as well as for those who have seen the project.