Architects Ion Popusoiand Bogdan Preda collaborated on an amazing residential project – this stunning transparent loft In Brasov, Romania. Set in a fairytale landscape, on a central hill close to the Black Church, this apartment building hints subtly towards the exquisite spaces found on the inside. Overlooking the mountains and historical center of the city, the Cetatuia Loft is one of the two lofts in the building and carefully exploits the available space to create a dynamic interaction with the landscape and with its own interior elements. The three floors encompassing 1,500 square meters maximize the amount of natural light coming through large windows, skylights and transparent floors. A floating staircase with glass railings ensures this feature occupies the smallest amount of space, allowing the interiors to be larger while maintaining a transparent visual flow. After carefully studying the photos, let us know which detail is your favorite.
As we alluded to earlier, green and white is a smart combination that works well in a modern bedroom and balances energetic overtones with a serene backdrop. The amount of green you use here depends on the size of the room and the amount of natural light that floods into your bedroom. Smaller bedrooms with too much green might seem both overwhelming and visually cluttered.
The terms ‘contemporary’ and ‘modern’ are often used interchangeably when describing design. It’s a common faux pas and one of which this writer is certainly guilty. In design lexicon the two words have contrasting and quite distinct meanings. Describing their difference at a somewhat rudimentary level: contemporary makes reference to the present-day – that which is current and of the time – whereas modern alludes to the past, specifically that of Modernism (post the First World War) and mid-20th century modern design and architecture.