Octavian-Ungureanu.Ro /Architect

Marketing For Architects, The Hard Way

It’s been 20 years or more since I started my own architecture company. Since then I also had to deal with the needed marketing for my business. I learned about the marketing for architects the hard way. Actually, for some…

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The Building Permit in Romania

The Building Permit in Romania

The Building Authorization System in Romania Romania has one of the most complicated and time-consuming building permit procedures within the EU. It was ranked as the 50th in the world. The system is also rigged by some corruption phenomena. You…

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Construction Quality Control System in Romania

Construction Quality Control System in Romania

As one red „The Building Permit in Romania” might think that all related construction industry is bureaucratic and nonsense, but the Construction Quality Control System is a coherent and functional system. If all the parts involved in the construction do…

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Louis Henry Gibson Architect

Learning From Louis Henry Gibson, Architect

First I found by accident the ”Convenient Houses: With Fifty Plans for the Housekeeper” by Louis Henry Gibson, Architect – 1889. Then I searched for more! He also wrote ”Beautiful houses: a study in house-building” in 1895. Gibson starts his…

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The 20th Salon of Architecture in Novi Sad

OAR (Order of Architects in Romania) sent the open call for submissions at the 20th Salon of Architecture in Novi Sad, Serbia. The Novi Sad architects organization is DANS. I am impressed how our Serbian colleagues, the architects from Novi Sad, opened…

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Built It Again! National Theatre in Bucharest Romania

Someone Has Built It Before

I feel frustrated to find stuff online that I feel I had to read it much earlier than I do. „Someone Has Built It Before” is such a website. If you are an architect you should follow this blog. If…

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Home Design Bucharest Romania

A Home Design In Bucharest, Romania (Pics)

Bucharest, Romania: We designed this contemporary architecture style house on a narrow street with small homes on one side and 4 storey blocks of flats on the other. My colleague, Costin, who is also an architect,…

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Thank You!

Thanks For The Likes!

Day by day I am more amazed how the new technologies change our lives. I discovered with a little help from social media that people are more the same than we imagined. On the other hand, all of us are…

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The death of modern architecture?

The Death of (Modern?) #Architecture

Justin Shubow: ”Architecture Continues To Implode: More Insiders Admit The Profession Is Failing” Justin Shubow wrote in Forbes ”Architecture Continues To Implode: More Insiders Admit The Profession Is Failing”. This gentleman thinks that architects lost their contact with…

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Walking The Architect Shoes - Linkedin Article

My Articles On Linkedin

For the articles I wrote on Linkedin, please visit my author page, read and comment! Walking The Architect Shoes is my second post on Linkedin. Well, it is about being an architect nowadays. Nothing fancy, just…

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The Fear of The Young Architects

The Fear of The Young Architects

I wrote a few time ago an article about the condition of the young architects on Linkedin. Young Architects – Not Good Enough to Design? In many countries, including mine, a graduate student with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in…

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„Why The Architecture Is Not An Art”

Why The Architecture Is Not an Art

The Greeks tried to find the perfect beauty in architecture. They searched and studied and finally design sets of rules on how to design beauty. Their architecture is beautiful. Later the Romans took the classical Greek architecture and used their…

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Architectural, Structural, Mechanical and Electrical Design Requiremenst in Romania

Architectural Design Requirements in Romania

Romanian Construction Quality law sets a few architectural requirements for the building design, named: Design Requirements Please read also: „The Construction Quality System in Romania” These requirements are not solely for the design, they target the building from the design…

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Fire Safety: Architecture and Building Requirements in Romania

The Power Of The Architectural Design: Fire Safety

I’ve just wrote an article related to the high rise fire safety in Romania under the Building in Romania Category on my company website. Please also read: „The Constructions Quality Control System in Romania” Actually the starting point was not…

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Architect Inspiration

An Architect Inspiration

As an architect, Lee Calisti is asking himself where creativity and inspiration come from in his blog. He first describes a system that is very similar to the Gestalt theory about the human mind: a system that accumulates images and…

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Urbanism Codes: Zoning in Romania

Urban Regulations in Romania (Zoning in Romania)

How to build in Romania: Zoning Urban Regulations in Romania are applicable in all areas: urban, rural areas, and even agricultural lands. Urban Regulations are set by: The General Urban Regulations (Regulamentul General de Urbanism -RGU) (Government Decision No. 525/1996…

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Architecture IS BIG

Dialogues: Architecture Is Big

I used to post comments to this article that I found on ThinkArchitect. Lee Calisti wrote: “My question is can we give to the profession while serving our clients? Or is our duty solely to the client paying our check?…

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Ancient Rome Architecture

Architecture Lessons: Ancient Rome

Any visitor of the ancient ruins of Rome sees that many of our contemporary understanding of the buildings are ancient: they built stadiums, public spaces, courts of judges, public facilities such aqueducts, sewerages, public baths, and even seven-story malls. We…

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Deep Excavations in Romania

The excavator struggles to dig. The cylindrical iron beams are designed to sustain the push of the earth on the perimetral walls. The Romanian Building Code has a set of rules to support the edges of deep excavations in urban…

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