Architecture School of TM; Romania



Jan '05 - Jan '07

  • Do you have an urge?

    By Oana S.
    Jan 5, '06 4:56 PM EST share your unique experiences with one of the largest architectural audiences in the world? Back when i felt this question was addressed to me ( it kept echoing in my head ) i said to myself 'why not'? I completed the application like i had completed several online formulars before,but never... View full entry

  • Please fill in...

    By Oana S.
    Dec 24, '05 5:40 AM EST

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  • Too close

    By Oana S.
    Dec 18, '05 7:17 PM EST

    I remember only a few things from the period before December '89. I know my mom asked me once if I could stay in line for her, to buy meat. I stood there, amongst adults who where trying to get in front, for 3 hours. I didn't mind it and was very proud of helping my mom. These lines were a regular... View full entry

  • what time won't heal

    By Oana S.
    Dec 17, '05 10:09 AM EST

    16 years ago, on the 16th of December 1989, the first peaceful riots started in Timisoara. Several days later, after hundreds of casualties, they ended with the death of the dictatorial couple, the Ceausescu's, and the official abolition of communism in Romania. I say official ”˜cause... View full entry

  • a random brain

    By Oana S.
    Dec 13, '05 10:37 AM EST

    When I read on different threads that somebody is working for Koolhaas, or Zaha or H&dM; that you saw them at a lecture, that your friend met them etc. it's pretty much like watching TV. It's not the naive admiration, I'm not a groupie, still it sounds like...coming from where Santa's home is... View full entry

  • hypocrisy at its best - coming soon

    By Oana S.
    Nov 30, '05 4:18 PM EST

    Christmas time! Ha! It's said to be the time of year that brings out the best in people. Well, this is something to doubt, if I might say... On the one hand people turn into fierce full materialists. Without a notice it just gets in your head, louder and more determined then ever 'gifts, gifts... View full entry

  • when it's not up to you anymore...

    By Oana S.
    Nov 17, '05 3:50 AM EST

    For those of you who live in places, where the sign that autumn arrived is a temp of 15 degrees... let me tell you how it really happens. This year, at least here, autumn was the first season with fine weather. The leaves went yellow and eventually fell down, but the sun kept this nice, warm... View full entry

  • Another subject to close! Unfortunately …

    By Oana S.
    Nov 15, '05 6:01 AM EST

    This is nothing more but a sort of exorcist exercise for me. I got over it in the end (”˜best things are yet to come'), said to myself next year it will be just as fine! Today the Italian officials told me next year it won't be possible neither. Great! In the end I suppose it is ok... View full entry

  • final redemption // subject closed

    By Oana S.
    Nov 9, '05 6:26 AM EST

    The most interesting class this year, the 5th out of 6 years, is called ”˜esthetics' and it is meant to drag us through the whole 20th century: ideas, architects, currents, doctrines etc. The teacher in charge is an elderly lady who knows pretty good what she is talking about. Her only... View full entry

  • first mall in town

    By Oana S.
    Nov 8, '05 4:11 AM EST

    The mall... I will give you all the perspectives about this problem. For the last days, since it's opening on Saturday it's the number 1 subject in town. I remember last summer having a discussion with one of the architects involved in the project. I was just explaining him the last impression... View full entry

  • life took over

    By Oana S.
    Oct 25, '05 5:04 AM EST

    This was an extremely busy weekend for this almost 400000 souls town. For me it began with the first project deadline, on Friday. It is funny (!) to see how the discussions with our teachers remain monologues. We have the site of a former slaughterhouse which is an historic monument. The building... View full entry

  • zoom in

    By Oana S.
    Oct 6, '05 12:21 PM EST

    Sometimes after I sketch the idea of one blog I realize the words seem maybe artificial, fake or don't have the expression I was searching for. I realize I can't write about something that is not on my mind, about something I can't relate to. So I turn back to sincerity, the ticking bomb. Although... View full entry

  • zoom out

    By Oana S.
    Oct 3, '05 1:08 PM EST

    Zoom out. Try to remember how it's like to wake up in a good mood on what seems to be a good day. Your eyes are open and look at the room as if they hadn't seen it ever before. For the first time they are not disturbed by the ugly furniture, not glad to see the nice furniture, not disturbed by the... View full entry

  • 3rd age

    By Oana S.
    Sep 24, '05 7:13 PM EST

    After holding my breath for about 2 weeks I now took a decision... As the ”˜milano visa situation' is as uncertain and messed up as possible, I'm in a weird position. I might have to pack my things and leave my country for a year, I might have to stay at home and go to the same school... View full entry

  • 013/08/05/ six feet under /

    By Oana S.
    Sep 22, '05 1:58 PM EST

    Cemeteries usually have a very peacefull atmosphere, they are a place where you find silence, be on your own. Right? Wrong! Sometimes cemeteries are tourists attraction, with guided tours, highlights and unknown treasures, as the Montparnasse, Pere Lachaise or Monmartre (probably the most famous... View full entry

  • 012/08/05/ no defense for Defense /

    By Oana S.
    Sep 21, '05 12:43 PM EST

    Visiting La defense on a holiday (St Mary, everything was closed) had a bit of a surreal touch. Few tourists and a big empty space. The only sound came from a carrousel (you can see it in one of the pictures) and that was actually a hurdy-gurdy - weird in a landscape of steel, concrete and glass... View full entry

  • 011/08/05/ pure corbu /

    By Oana S.
    Sep 20, '05 6:04 AM EST

    I have to say villa savoye was probably the best / most intense experience in the whole trip. It looks great in the nundreds of photos you have seen everywhere but it feels perfect when you walk through it. It's like a huge puzzle and every piece sliped to the right spot. Everything is in the... View full entry

  • Planet Transexual in the galaxy of Transylvania

    By Oana S.
    Sep 13, '05 2:05 PM EST

    You know, I really like to believe that I am tolerant and understanding. I give my best in that sense: I don't yell, behave patience, never push when in line etc. This is the last time I bring this up but I have to talk about it. The romanian feeling. When you leave your country you are wondering... View full entry

  • 010/08/05/ tribute to duchamp /

    By Oana S.
    Sep 10, '05 7:30 PM EST

  • 009/08/05/no ghost/just a shell/

    By Oana S.
    Sep 10, '05 7:25 PM EST

    One of the best part was the modern/contemporary art tour. Though I love/am interested in the latest creations I have to admit it is weird to look at them in the same day you saw michelangelo, raphael, da vinci etc. I don't try to make a comparison but you might miss the feeling inside of looking... View full entry

  • 008/08/05/commercials/stay tuned/

    By Oana S.
    Sep 5, '05 4:30 PM EST

    After the first overdose I thought you all might need a break so I ran for a week out of town (of course running = driving). This is a small fraction but I think you get the big picture. At the end we ”˜had to' celebrate the end of summer after which we searched for other things... View full entry

  • 007/08/05/the path/

    By Oana S.
    Aug 25, '05 2:48 PM EST

    In cities as paris, if you are at your first visit, it's as if you would carry a burden: the choice of what you will visit has already been made, you follow the path everyone else pretty much does. Though you have your personal favourites you'll start with a museum/church. It's impossible to miss... View full entry

  • 006/08/05/everybody hates the tourists/

    By Oana S.
    Aug 23, '05 11:42 AM EST

    paris well... it was very interesting. I have never been before in a city this size, but got used to it very quikly. The only bothering thing were tourists, way too many tourists. Though I was just as much of a tourist as everybody else, in some situations you just want too see the city itself, on... View full entry

  • 005/08/05/last stop/

    By Oana S.
    Aug 22, '05 1:48 PM EST

    the kunstmuseum was great though the exhibition sucked (3 floors closed as they were working on the next exhibition). the last one is a classic (among others they have several works by warhol and one by koons) View full entry

  • 004/08/05/'sing it with me shrek'/

    By Oana S.
    Aug 22, '05 1:25 PM EST

    'on the road again, i'm on the road again' zkm omathis and this is how the mercedes museum is supposed to look next year. View full entry

  • 003/08/05/in case you are searching for an idol/

    By Oana S.
    Aug 21, '05 3:02 PM EST

    or have any doubts about this profession... What does an architect do? This architect Builds stairs in heaven And palaces of air on earth. Counsels building owners Translates dreams into spaces Thinks about site, light and climate Considers city and ground (price and image of the town) Carefully... View full entry

  • 002/08/05/cruising/

    By Oana S.
    Aug 21, '05 11:05 AM EST

    graz after viena is not the best choice. still graz has its good parts. i once again behaved like a tourist and was unfair to the city by making most of the pics to the so called 'friendly alien' (a nice way to call your creation). i have to say i liked it better then in pictures, though i was... View full entry

  • 001/08/05/roadtrip/

    By Oana S.
    Aug 21, '05 10:48 AM EST

    well... after 3 fabulous weeks i got home! i just arrived the other day, so until i sleep over my last experiences i'll post some pictures. the photos from viena and graz are nothing big, we practically stopped there for few hours on our way to paris. so i haven't really seen too much, the photos... View full entry

  • so long... very well

    By Oana S.
    Jul 31, '05 3:53 PM EST

    in less then 7 hours i'm starting the trip to paris. on the way i'll stop for one or two nights in graz, viena, stuttgart and on the way back i hope to spend a week in livorno. i have a 4 pages lists with must-see but in the same time i hope to relax and won't be running after sights. it's not a... View full entry

  • I... (sigh)

    By Oana S.
    Jul 28, '05 5:51 PM EST

    I have never seen live a skycraper I have never drunk coffee at starbucks I have delirious new york in jpeg and consider the option of rewriting it, in order to read it I never swom in the ocean I have been to an international airport last week for the first time in my life I have been on a plane... View full entry

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