The crisp white-stone facades of this luxury apartment block in Bucharest by local studio ADNBA are punctured by large recessed windows that help to reduce the building's overall massing so it matches the scale of its urban context.
The project on Londra Street occupies one of the few remaining lots in the historic Dorobanti district, where 19th-century villas stand alongside more modern buildings including communist-era housing blocks.
The five-storey structure contains seven apartments featuring a high standard of finishing intended to attract buyers at the premium end of the market.
The massing of the building is intended to complement the scale of the surrounding urban context, creating an imposing yet permeable volume that contributes to the high-end feel of the project.
"The space-structure gives the urban presence of the building a weight that counterbalances the extent of the glazed surfaces," said the architects.
"The retraction of the central span and the asymmetry of the cornice are aimed at dividing the house into two volumes closer to the neighbouring scale."