P O R T F O L I O architect
r a u l _ n i c u @ y a h o o. c o m
C O N T E N T S This
selected works from the last 9 years of my career and
The projects are meant to highlight the diversitiy and scale of my work. Most include
mechanisms, from concept, sketches, plans, to project management,
site supervision and formal closing of the project.
PROJECT Mega Image Headquarters PHASE Design & Built
M e ga I mag e He a d q ua r ters
YEAR 2017 LOCATION Bucharest/Romania CLIENT Mega Image ROLE Concept design , follow up, site supervision, reporting, managing the moving DESCRIPTION The
headquarter is based on the principle of accommodating the desks at the facade for natural light, and have the common spaces in the middle for easy access. Also in the middle is the piazza wich opens up to the skylight. The separation of departments is made with glass and furniture, trying not to be a closed office but also assuring a little privacy for employees.
growth had lead to the need for a suitable office. Emplematic
present at the reception, which defines the public area and the meeting rooms of the other spaces. Insipred by the stores, the diversity and the boldness that leads the company, we decided to create sharp volumes with
sharp angles and powerful colors.
The main point of attraction is the Cafeteria , which was conceived as a piazza
because of the skylight
and the centrality, where the vegetal greens meet the wood, where the wooden â€œfenceâ€? transposes reality to a place away from the working space.
PROJECT Strassen City Center PHASE Urbanism Competition
N e w Cit y Cente r i n St ra s s en
YEAR 2018 LOCATION Strassen/Luxembourg CLIENT City Hall ROLE Developing the concept for each building according to architectural norms DESCRIPTION The
launched a competition for developping the Strassen Commune.
the studyes, the population will be increasing until 2024 and they need to create the environment for that. The goal was to develope the center of the Commune and to provide functional buildings, between with
City Hall Extension
DUERF ZENTRUM STROOSSEN
School extension study
functionality depending on the destination. In order to provide the best use of a building, I have developped for everyone a schema with the connections between the spaces. That the
calculation of the squer meters required.
City Center Study
PROJECT PAP BELLEG PHASE Archiecture
T YP OLO GY AT B E L L E G
YEAR January 2019 LOCATION Dudelange/Luxembourg CLIENT City Hall ROLE Developpement of LOT 3 and LOT 4 DESCRIPTION Developing
architectural concept for 2 of the 5 terrains of the projet I was able to assure the maximum of square meters for the client. Also giving a certain quality of space, the appartments are based on the principle of separation in day and night areas.
PROJECT Refurbishing Cinema PHASE Architecture
CINEMA ARISTO N/ A R T G A L L E RY
YEAR October 2018 LOCATION Esch-sur-Alzette/ Luxembourg CLIENT The Church ROLE Giving back the spirit by creating functional spaces. New function, new building. DESCRIPTION An existing Cinema the
comunity, and with greate opportunities. Giving back the building to the locals by creating a multifunctional space at the first floor, undergroung and
rooms on the last floor.
Ground Floor - Club The bigh hight of the ceiling gives the opportunity to organise a Club on different levels, giving the space a dinamic image.
Ground Floor - Cinema The idea was to have a space for cinema more relax and casual.
PROJECT Zahle Office PHASE Office refurbishment
Za hl e O ffice
YEAR 2018 LOCATION Bertrange/Luxembourg CLIENT Private ROLE Concept design for office interior DESCRIPTION Private company owns a big hall and decided to rearange the building in order to move their headquarters. Within clients
reuse the existing desks, I
multiple offering the
users an environement of quality using natural light.
PROJECT Residence Mertert PHASE Archiecture
R e sidence M er ter t
YEAR 2018 LOCATION Mertert/Luxembourg CLIENT Private ROLE Developement of Residence DESCRIPTION Existing
next to them new buildings with
houses. The mais concept is to have buildings in spirit of the village . Using the view to the river, the 3 independent buildings gave the concept a special approach, well apreciated by the local authorities.
PROJECT Private House PHASE
Pr ivate Hous e
Design and built YEAR 2018 LOCATION Bucharest/Romania CLIENT Private ROLE Concept design and site supervision DESCRIPTION A family of 4 members decided to refurbish their house. For this project I had to work on an existing building, and trying to deliver a product well suited for the needs of the family. The roof has been modified entirely, also certain parts of the structure has been modifie in order to sustain the new volumes. Choosing the finishes, furniture, lightning, and adding new spaces, I succeeded delivering the project and offering a well being for the family.
Exterior yard has been developed so it can be easily maintained, and to offer
space for the
cildren as a playground or in the future, for a pool.
The main facade is a combination of two materials, raw-strong natural stone, and soft-warm wooden boards. The boldness of the corner, gives a unique recognizable image of the house.
As the exterior, the interior has been radicaly changed. At the ground floor we have adjust the kitchen and the dining room layout, giving the chance to expose the natural stone of the floor and creating a more open and luminous space.
PROJECT Retail Lobby Design PHASE Design and built
Lob by D es ign an d R et a i l s to re
YEAR 2015 LOCATION Bucharest/Romania CLIENT Mega Image ROLE Concept design and site supervision DESCRIPTION The store itself is not visible from ground floor â€“ where people pass by. The store is located at the first level with acces from exterior through
first contact for the clients is
The space is small and does not
existing one and accent falls
The lobby is a circulation point and a waiting space: the stair is very present due to its position, the elevator is marked through its color and floor treatment in front of it. The existing space is small and it needs a
Mark some places: the wall in front of the elevator; the floor in front of the elevator.
PROJECT Art Sea Hotel PHASE Competition/
Ar t S EA Hotel in Sy ra cus e
YEAR 2015 LOCATION Syracuse/Sicily DESCRIPTION The
The new art hotel is a succession of fluid spaces, traces, landscape, public court yards, nature, art exhibits, with views over the lighthouse and over the sea. The glass trace explores the site starting with the lighthouse as a dominant element, passing through floating pavilions, public piazzas and ending with the contemplation of the horizon over the sea.
To maintain the openness of the site and to minimize the impact of the project, the art hotel was divided in several spaces.
the spiral pathway stand the pavilions, each one housing different functions: the hotel, separate from the main circulation, the cafeteria in the centre, the 120
conferences studios, with the
pavilion as an open space, the sea museum. Between these pavilions there are accessible
terraces, interior & exterior foyers and exhibits.
succession of the spaces is The and in
PROJECT Urban Regeneration PHASE Design/Academic project
Ur b a n R eg enerat i o n
YEAR 2013 LOCATION Bucharest/Romania DESCRIPTION Following the construction of a new boulevard in downtown Bucharest,
were demolished. A large area remained in ruis and a plan to revitalize and regenerate the urban fabric was needed. To create the proper density and also take into consideration the need for public spaces, Iâ€™ve proposed to lower the public spaces one level undergrund and create a public first floor with
The housing units are disposed as a blanket covering the entire site in a well conceived manner
apartment has itâ€™s own garden .
PROJECT Hotel PHASE
H ote l Grad is te
Design/Academic Project YEAR 2013 LOCATION Slatina/Romania DESCRIPTION ”What is so special about this place and how can we capture the spirit?” Every place is special, it has a spirit, as romans say “genius loci”. Since the inauguration of the bridge across the river Olt, in 1880, the hill was being set up for a park. The uniqueness of this project is the 360 degrees views to the city,, the urban view, and to the Olt river, the natural view. The building is a bold proposal creating visual connections
city and strong presence.
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