Daily Picture 25-Dec-09: Rare Exposed Brick Neo-Romanian Style Building

Exposed brick Neo-Romanian style building dating from late 1930s. Victoria area, Bucharest (©Valentin Mandache)

The photograph above shows a rare exposed brick Neo-Romanian style building dating from the period of interesting architectural experiments that took place in the country in late 1930s, ranging from traditional peasant inspired to international modernist styles. Romania does not have a tradition of exposed brick construction, except in the limited register of medieval Byzantine brick and stone church and fortification building methods, a fact which makes the above example an interesting addition to the ‘vociferous’ jumble of architectural styles crowding this city, shaping its peculiar identity.

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I endeavor through this daily image series to inspire appreciation of the historic houses of Romania, a virtually undiscovered, but fascinating chapter of European architectural heritage.

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