9 optiune: colonia pictorlior gallery, romania
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jan 21, 2013
9 optiune: colonia pictorlior gallery, romania


‘colonia pictorlior’ by 9 optiune, baia mare, romania
image © laura teodora ghinea / mihai dan mustea

 

 

baia mare in northwestern romania has served as a summer artists’ colony thriving between 1896 and 1901. every summer this area became occupied
by artists from all over the world as they indulged in the practice and exploration of their art alongside their peers. local firm 9 optiune has recently
completed a pavilion at the pedestrian entrance to the park to provide a gallery space, shop and area for workshops. consisting of a cast-in-place
shell, the structure is conceived as an interplay of raw metal, glass and concrete, whose dispersed grooves create a an almost deteriorated look
that continues into the ground plane where lights illuminate the path through the threshold.  large openings allow the interior to be simultaneously
a part of the exterior, with a constant visual and spatial connection through the several openings. 

 

 


image © laura teodora ghinea / mihai dan mustea

 

 


approach
image © laura teodora ghinea / mihai dan mustea

 

 


rough texture embedded into the concrete structure
image © laura teodora ghinea / mihai dan mustea

 

 


side entrance
image © laura teodora ghinea / mihai dan mustea

 

 


exterior deck space for exhibitions or workshops
image © laura teodora ghinea / mihai dan mustea

 

 


image © laura teodora ghinea / mihai dan mustea

 

 


main entrance
image © laura teodora ghinea / mihai dan mustea

 

 


image © laura teodora ghinea / mihai dan mustea

 

 


wall texture
image © laura teodora ghinea / mihai dan mustea

 

 


(left) delapidated feel to the concrete
(right) embedded corten steel elements
image © laura teodora ghinea / mihai dan mustea

 

 


signage
image © laura teodora ghinea / mihai dan mustea

 

 


rear entrance
image © laura teodora ghinea / mihai dan mustea

 

 


interior
images © laura teodora ghinea / mihai dan mustea

 

 


image © laura teodora ghinea / mihai dan mustea

 

 


image © laura teodora ghinea / mihai dan mustea

 

 


image © laura teodora ghinea / mihai dan mustea

 

 


embedded lights illuminate the walkway
image © laura teodora ghinea / mihai dan mustea

 

 


image © laura teodora ghinea / mihai dan mustea

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