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

9 optiune: colonia pictorlior gallery, romania

‘colonia pictorlior’ by 9 optiune, baia mare, romaniaimage © 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 occupiedby 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 recentlycompleted a pavilion at the pedestrian entrance to the park to provide a gallery space, shop and area for workshops. consisting of a cast-in-placeshell, 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 simultaneouslya part of the exterior, with a constant visual and spatial connection through the several openings. 

 

 

image © laura teodora ghinea / mihai dan mustea

 

 

approachimage © laura teodora ghinea / mihai dan mustea

 

 

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

 

 

side entranceimage © laura teodora ghinea / mihai dan mustea

 

 

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

 

 

image © laura teodora ghinea / mihai dan mustea

 

 

main entranceimage © laura teodora ghinea / mihai dan mustea

 

 

image © laura teodora ghinea / mihai dan mustea

 

 

wall textureimage © laura teodora ghinea / mihai dan mustea

 

 

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

 

 

signageimage © laura teodora ghinea / mihai dan mustea

 

 

rear entranceimage © laura teodora ghinea / mihai dan mustea

 

 

interiorimages © 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 walkwayimage © laura teodora ghinea / mihai dan mustea

 

 

image © laura teodora ghinea / mihai dan mustea

  • Esto es una genialidad,me encanta!

    elenadehados says:
  • This building should be quite beautiful in a few years when some plants find their way up the walls. It would blend perfectly.

    LincolnHo says:
  • perhaps the building is too striking to be a gallery, what art will ever compete with all that? And it’s ultimately quite small isn’t it?

    Bedlamite23 says:
  • bullshit. nobody can live in that concrete box in the winter. big opera for nobody. …beautifull.

    barbu says:

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