Art Deco Apartment Block with Rooftop Veranda

A small, but flamboyant Art Deco style apartment block in Bucharest with an ample rooftop veranda, dating from early-1930s; North Cismigiu area. (©Valentin Mandache)

I had just joy in discovering this small jewel of Bucharest Art Deco architecture. It is another proof of the level of skills achieved by the local inter-war era architects and the sophistication of their clients, a situation rarely encountered nowadays in the rough and ready post-communist Romania. The rooftop terrace is delightful, modelling the top deck of an ocean cruise liner, affording sweeping panoramic views of central Bucharest and also an excellent place to spend the pleasant summer and early autumn evenings peculiar to this part of South East Europe.


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


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