Argument 7/2015

Research by Design

Coordinator:
Prof.dr.arh. Daniela Rădulescu - Andronic
Cover:
dr. arh. Ana Maria Crişan
Graphics:
Roland Vasiliu
DTP, editing:
arch. Maria Mănescu

© 2015 Editura Universitară „Ion Mincu” Bucureşti


Foreword

Georgică MITRACHE

The 7th issue of Argument brings into discussion themes that can be considered lacking of interest at the first view, but are nevertheless a substrate element in every day architectural practice – as resultant or purpose of it.

As an instrument of exploration and work, the research by project of different work areas still untapped or considered derisory as importance, returns into the contemporary discourse as experiment, or as pioneer acts in related fields. Today, the practices of documentation, analysis and elaboration of responsible architecture able to overcome the inherent difficulties of the current moment of crisis are updated. We are facing a crisis of principles, of means and intentions rather than a crisis of economical capabilities. In what way an active organic process of design can integrate organically analytical aspirations? How these aspirations can generate an architectural practice which appraises the role as a document of any act of building? These are two questions to which the authors of the presentations published under the umbrella of this scientific session try to answer, having as a base their professional experience or their point of view as researchers.

1. Conceptual Priorities

Georgică MITRACHEResearch in architectural project in the educational process.
Lorin NICULAEThe Architectural Project as Act of Knowing
Ştefan MIHĂILESCUResearch by Project – Arch. Norman Foster
Ana Maria CRIŞANTravel Project VORed|19112014. Applied Study on Le Corbusier’s Journey to the East Trails

2. Inhabited Architecture

Andrei Eugen LAKATOSUrban Insertions in Călărașilor Road Area: Concept, Context and Continuity
Marina MIHĂILĂ
Cristian BĂNICĂ
House-housing – architecture design approach | 2 built case studies
Mihaela ZAMFIR (GRIGORESCU)Dwelling for two generations, destiny of a concept
Grigore NEGOESCUThe Symbolic Geometry of a Dwelling

3. Tradition – Identity – Restauration

Doina TEODORESCUOltenia’s heritage
Liana ILIUThe Tradition and the Open Plan
Anda-Ioana SFINTEŞMCT „Astra”, Sibiu: A Museum on the Boundary
Anca Mihaela CONSTANTIN
Veronica ZYBACZYNSKI
Severică MITRACHE
Preliminary research regarding the effects of the project and the progress of the restoration works

4. Interferences

Anca MITRACHEThe Architectural Design Proposal as a Process
Maria BOȘTENARU DANGreen Wall Land Art
Mahmoud TAVAKKOLIEvaluating psychological effects of contemporary cities facades to children
Anca Oana RUSUCommunicative planning as a research tool

5. Public Spaces – Urban Paths

Dana CHIRVAI
Alina VOICULEŢ
Marius SOLON
The Mobility as Starting Point in Redefining Relational Human Being - City - Territory
Jill BOURATOGLOU
Lia DIKIGOROPOULOU
Grace DUBON
Maria BOȘTENARU DAN
Dóczy PÁL
Research by design in the architecture of spa-s
Marina MIHĂILĂ
Cristian BĂNICĂ
Thinking urban reconnection – architecture, research by design | case study - Mayfair development
Magdalena STĂNCULESCUUrban regeneration scenario – highlighting the opportunity of a pedestrian urban path
Letiţia BĂRBUICĂCase Study – Metropolis Center Bucharest

6. Landscape Architecture

Angelica STANUrban park - from concept to project
Anca Gabriela STĂNCIOIU
George Miron STĂNCIOIU
Vedea Park from Alexandria. Synergy for an Integrated Project

7. Students’ Opinion

Radu MOISESCUUrban Foyer – School project, IVth year, sem I
Irina MOISE
Ancuţa BACIU
Residential saxon architecture

8. Workshop “Places Beyond the Threshold”

Anda-Ioana SFINTEŞWorkshop “Places beyond the threshold”
Alexandru Adrian BACIU
Octavian FILER
Oana Corina MOCANU
The Carpet (Workshop Workshop “Places beyond the threshold”, Team 1)
Ruxandra GRIGORAŞ
Rareș FOTĂU
Rareș URZICĂ
Anca-Maria PĂNOIU
The Museum As A Narrow Path (Workshop Workshop “Places beyond the threshold”, Team 2)
Ana Maria CRĂCIUN
Ștefania PANĂ
Theodora RADU
Oana DĂSCĂLOIU
The Echo (Workshop Workshop “Places beyond the threshold”, Team 3)
Cristiana Elena CĂLIN
Ștefan MIRCEA
Sabin-Costin PRODAN
The Attic (Workshop Workshop “Places beyond the threshold”, Team 4)
Elena ȚARA
Ana Maria COJOCARU
Lucia Elvira BUTNARIU
Adrian Alexandru DURLANU
Anca Iulia TĂTULESCU
The Beautiful Chamber (Workshop Workshop “Places beyond the threshold”, Team 5)