Architecture School of TM; Romania



Jan '05 - Jan '07

  • we all live in america

    By Oana S.
    Jul 26, '05 11:46 AM EST

    Coca Cola , wonderbra... View full entry

  • the inventive neighbours return

    By Oana S.
    Jul 26, '05 11:43 AM EST

    The images presented in the inventive neighbours are actually my kitchen view, my neighbours. While stalking for the pictures, only the guy working out saw me (I hope). He keeps the curtains closed ever since. I tried to be discreet but I hope he didn't get the wrong idea. Anyway, last week a... View full entry

  • Spam and other bad habbits

    By Oana S.
    Jul 17, '05 7:52 PM EST

    Sometimes the internet becomes your best friend. You know what it's like to await an email that might change your life? How often can a person check his/her inbox in 5 minutes? The last week I've been somewhere in middle of the mountains, in a little village, far away from technology, traffic and... View full entry

  • today, never again

    By Oana S.
    Jul 7, '05 12:08 PM EST

    I had two exams today, the last ones, so I should have had a good time by now. It turned out to be very different. After the first exam, at home: 6 bombs in London. 2 dead. I started checking a local news site every 5 min. Next: the government headquarters in Poland under fire After the second... View full entry

  • when architecture is turning against people

    By Oana S.
    Jul 5, '05 6:58 PM EST

    a ”˜famous' local architect makes the building bigger then the site, then sells the project to another architect for 70.000 Euro... gypsies transform interbelic houses into kitsch monuments... architect student buys her graduation project from a colleague, marries a mayor and brags... View full entry

  • Advertising at its roots /// Propaganda long time ago

    By Oana S.
    Jun 30, '05 6:22 AM EST

    This is small part from a thesis about the orthodox icons and the monasteries in Moldavia. The subject is very large, and goes a lot deeper then this. One of the biggest cultural tourist attraction in Romania are the orthodox Moldavian monasteries, built between the 15th and 17th century. One of... View full entry

  • inventive - overview

    By Oana S.
    Jun 26, '05 11:19 AM EST

    more of them... View full entry

  • inventive neighbours

    By Oana S.
    Jun 26, '05 11:15 AM EST

    different, though the same View full entry

  • alive ?!

    By Oana S.
    Jun 20, '05 11:58 AM EST

    i spent my last week here, in front of my computer, sleeping 5 hours per night (actually I am lying, this was the plan but I always stopped the clock and slept another hour), eating sandwiches and lots of sweets, listening to bad music on the radio (when I work I don't really hear the music, but I... View full entry

  • [___[ exam ]___]

    By Oana S.
    Jun 15, '05 7:24 AM EST

    4 weeks 6 exams + final project. not a very healthy period. time is never on our side. the proportion isn't the best, i admit. the fridge is ignored... communication during these days / only connection with outside - internet connection View full entry

  • drowned

    By Oana S.
    Jun 8, '05 12:36 PM EST

    some more pics... taken in april/may. maybe... somebody... someday... in case you were wondering, after a week of sunshine, it's raining again! View full entry

  • Ctrl Alt Delete on Vernacular

    By Oana S.
    Jun 8, '05 12:03 PM EST

    Or Ghetto vs Vernacular, the latter disqualified in absence The disaster made by the floods this last month cannot be described. And now, after nature had it's way, human are making the damage worse. I'm not sure about the number of destroied houses but there are over 1000. Some villages must be... View full entry

  • my own pathetic manifesto or school yesterday, today and hopefully not tomorrow

    By Oana S.
    Jun 6, '05 3:59 AM EST

    I'm arrogant. I have no patience. I don't bother to listen anymore. I have absolutely no interest. I don't think they appreciate any effort. I don't think they deserve any effort. I'm tired of fighting. After 3 years of school - years you have enjoyed, you gave your best, forgetting about... View full entry

  • Episode 3

    By Oana S.
    Jun 6, '05 2:52 AM EST

    1989, a so called revolution, a so called democracy (not complaining), things were supposed to change in something better, right? WRONG! Well, let's put it like this: Sinaia is from a historical point of view symptomatic for most romanian cities. It is a small and concentrate example for what... View full entry

  • Episode 2

    By Oana S.
    Jun 5, '05 6:35 PM EST

    King Mihai, only 19 years old, was forced to abdicate on the 30th of December 1947. From then on until 1989 communists ruled this country. Communism = no private property ( everything belongs to ”˜us, the people' ) / equality = no aristocracy = no luxury / if you had more the... View full entry

  • Episode 1

    By Oana S.
    Jun 1, '05 1:18 PM EST

    We actually went to Sinaia for a reason: to study the ski resort, draw some conclusions and make some proposals for the highway that will be built there in the near future. Sinaia is the most important of 4 ski resorts, all situated in the Prahova Valley, on the road that makes the link between... View full entry

  • me again

    By Oana S.
    May 30, '05 2:31 PM EST

    Two weeks ago there was a good weekend for this funny little country: the kidnapped journalists got free, a romanian movie won at cannes and we got the 3rd place at Eurovision (european singing contest, abba launched themselves through it, though I'm not sure who is watching it today! It's mostly... View full entry

  • me and lots of other people

    By Oana S.
    May 14, '05 7:58 PM EST

    well... i feel that it's been a long time since i last wrote here, but maybe just because i left my city. i'm in sinaia, a tourist resort in the mountains, at a workshop/seminar held by the university of urbanism grenoble, france. we are doing a study on the town and the whole prahova valley (the... View full entry

  • dear diary,

    By Oana S.
    May 8, '05 1:18 PM EST

    right! i thought to post some more pics from the neighbourhoods before i leave town.enjoy. This town used to live through industry and its coal mines. Today, as industry is mostly dead, it has arund 11300 souls and looks pretty sad. leftovers. here used to be the deepest mine in EU (over 1000 m... View full entry

  • sanatorium vs sanitarium part 2

    By Oana S.
    May 7, '05 2:57 PM EST

    some more pics these 3 pics were taken from the road, on the way to the sanatorium. no mail here... library.locked. room with a view. we couldn't explore the inside more as the administrator was after us. elevator View full entry

  • sanatorium vs sanitarium part1

    By Oana S.
    May 7, '05 2:44 PM EST

    During my holiday, back at home, we took a short trip. Among several other spooky things we came across a ”˜nice' piece of architecture. It's a sanatorium for lung diseases (in the area there used to be several coal mines and heavy industry) build in the 50s. As we got there we didn't... View full entry

  • on a train

    By Oana S.
    May 6, '05 2:58 PM EST

    On the way back to timisoara. The train I'm in is so dirty that you are under the impression that sitting down may affect your health. I'm at first class. I've been forced too many times too listen to other people's loud discussions while being pressed in one corner trying to avoid any kind of... View full entry

  • the bunny

    By Oana S.
    May 4, '05 6:21 AM EST

    this weekend there was the orthodox easter. the majority of Ro is orthodox so we had a 1week holiday. among various other easter habbits there is the 'eggpainting'. usually people use main colours for it but there are some areas in which tradition survived. in the photo below you can see what some... View full entry

  • somebody stop me :)

    By Oana S.
    Apr 28, '05 3:10 AM EST

    Well”¦ I took the ‘Archinect Global Correspondent' offer seriously and am working on it . : ) I kind of won a ‘kind of scholarship'. Between 9-30 may in Sinaia (ironically, the place I almost... View full entry

  • floods & hostages

    By Oana S.
    Apr 27, '05 3:53 AM EST

    can't get home because of the floods. 3.700 people evacuated, 2.500 houses destroied,6000 under water, 100.000 acres under water. it's been raining for about 2/3 weeks and it's spring! it was supposed to be sunny! these image don't show much, but i couldn't find better ones. in addition three... View full entry

  • random

    By Oana S.
    Apr 17, '05 9:07 AM EST

    At school things are finally getting a shape. I'm not sure yet whether my project is total crap or really nice. Today I enjoy the last one. Here are more or less random thoughts. After some heavy discussions with several people I've been asking myself some serious questions about materials... View full entry

  • next

    By Oana S.
    Apr 15, '05 7:03 AM EST

    I'm at a custom office. The building looks as dirty and damaged as after a WW. I'm here to receive my Kahn and Corbusier books. I promise myself I will order it by DHL next time. ‘Next' At the 3rd floor of something that looks like a ruin there is a... View full entry

  • marching by myself

    By Oana S.
    Apr 13, '05 5:48 AM EST

    There is saying about ro that goes like this: ‘nice country, too bad people live there'. It is sooo true. I'm living with the hope of a scolarship for next year, but I can't imagine what will happen if things won't be that way. The cycle from highschool... View full entry

  • :(

    By Oana S.
    Apr 11, '05 2:44 PM EST

    no inspiration! nada! nimic (that was ro)! i miss those times when things were just ... smooth! now nothing seems to work! : ( just a tough week, i worked a lot for the deadline today. at the crit i had a conversation with one teacher. he hated the fact that i wanted to make a cca 125 m2 building... View full entry

  • absolut shop window

    By Oana S.
    Apr 6, '05 9:35 AM EST

    here are some of the shop windows that strangely survived in time. shoes watches tv nice decoration! sweets and drinks. i love the font! oups! my bf takeing the pic! as i like to say... 'god is in the detail' View full entry

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