E+E House, Dumbrava Vlasiei

The first idea was to develop a house on a single level, with more than just a visual connection with its own courtyard, each space having access to the exterior, but with a discreet relationship with the street front. A linear spatial development, perpendicular to the street, a succession of spatial sequences calibrated according to the functional necessities assigned to each of them. In order to free the inner spaces as much as possible, the rooms are delimited one from the other by functional walls, always of the same thickness, containing furniture and equipment – from wardrobes and shelves to kitchen countertops. Two external courtyards interrupt the linearity of the house, one that announces the access and another, more generous, in relation to the kitchen and the dining room. The house is divided into two areas, the one adjacent to the street, designed for the daily life, characterized by space fluidity, and the retracted, with a view to the opposite side, night area, which ensures privacy.

What makes this project one-of-a-kind?
The project reinterprets a traditional regional dwelling typology called “wagon house” which has a morphology characteristic of the rural area in question, and which, despite its apparent simplicity, has a spatial potential still insufficiently exploited in contemporary local architecture.


Ene+Ene Arhitectura; Mihai Ene, Adela Ene


Year of completion

Dumbrava Vlasiei, Balotesti, Romania

Total area
280 m2

Site area
1362 m2

Cosmin Dragomir

Project Partners

Vlad Group, Profesional Construct Proiectare, Alma Instal Pro, Vision Property Partners, Publimpres, One light, IR Colours, Atas Lighting, Grisco Construct, Grohe, Schuco, Miele

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