A CULTURE OF RECYCLING. BUILDING WITH PREFAB GARAGE UNITS
Heir of the communist “Golden Age” this 3.3 x 5.6m, this prefabricated concrete module was already something more than a garage. Converted to cellar, workshop, office, the former garage was an extension of a deficient block apartment. In late 2000 the authorities have ordered either the removal or demolition of these “parasitic” garages. Through recovery, juxtaposition, connection, five concrete garages go further, they become something else than they were intended to be…
18:30-18:35 – Introduction by Beta organizers
18:35-18:40 – Anca Cioarec & Brîndușa Tudor – about the context of the presentation – the connection with the “Enough is Enough” exhibition, curated by Anca Cioarec, Brîndușa Tudor and Ilka Ruby
18:40-19:15 – Presentation of a b r u p t a r h i t e c t u r a – “A culture of recycling. Building with prefab garage units”.
19:15-19:30 – Q&A session
Cristina Constantin and Cosmin Pavel, both architects (UAUIM 2005) have completed their PhD in Architecture at UAUIM in 2012 and 2014. Since 2007 they are working as ABRUPTARHITECTURA, an architectural practice focused on the topic of the domestic topos and finding familiarity in the built context. At the same time, Cristina and Cosmin have been teaching at UAUIM since 2005, in the design studio in Bucharest and Sibiu, being concerned about an education that encourages a well suited approach of the given context that architecture works with.