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Romanian Architects Transform This Old Garage Into A Dream Office

Romanian architect firm, arhiDOT wanted their office space to reflect their design aesthetic. The company was looking for a small and manageable place that would ensure direct contact with the city.

The firm found a dark and dirty old garage on the ground floor of a Bucharest apartment building. The 236 square feet garage built around 1960 was being used as a storage facility. Here are a few images of the garage before arhiDOT took it over:

 

Image Source: Arthur Tintu

 

Image Source: Arthur Tintu

 

Image Source: Arthur Tintu

 

Once the designers of the firm were done with it, arhiDOT had a new, brightly lit workspace and an efficient office. The remodeling of the garage was completed by Dana Bostina, Vlad Bostina, and Simona Istoc who said:

 “We wanted an intelligent, relaxed, and very flexible space which can be easily transformed depending on our needs.”

 

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The dingy garage was brightened by the minimal “space finishing interventions” like epoxy on the floor. arhiDOT explained the design as:

 “Basically, the unfinished walls are ‘dressed’ in pieces of furniture or cladding (including the ceiling).”

 

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The office was given an impressive, neat look with white shelves, furnishings and cabinets. More warmth was infused in the interior with a wood ceiling and wall. A geometric lamp, an old school telephone, and living plants made the design appealing.

 

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arhiDOT did not settle for the looks only. The architectural firm wanted to utilize the space efficiently. Thus, the cabinets house a kitchen, toilet, printers, and storage. The firm has made intelligent use of modular furniture while LED lighting and water efficient faucets ascertain the resources are used sparingly.

 

Image Source: Arthur Tintu

 

Image Source: Arthur Tintu

 

Image Source: Arthur Tintu
Image Source: Arthur Tintu