Another beautiful staircase, this time from Brodsworth Hall in Doncaster. It's one of my favourite houses to visit as it's been kept as it was when the Grant Daltons left. A very charming house!
The Blaj Cultural Palace was designed in the year 1930 by the Bucharest architect Victor Smigelschi in Alba, Romania, and its primary purpose was to host ASTRA Cultural Association’s events ///// The first changes to the original design were made in the early 1960’s in order for it to accommodate a new function as the city’s cinema ///// From the same period the first floor of the building underwent some minor functional changes to accommodate the History and Ethnography Museum of Blaj and the Town’s Library and Blaj’s Wire Broadcasting Centre ////////////////// In 1995 a violent fire burnt down most of the building and it remained a ruin until 2012, when the municipality initiated a project of rehabilitation ///////// The building would be predesignated to incorporate a flexible multipurpose hall, which could be lit both artificially and by daylight, and which could host a wide variety of cultural events such as concerts, galas, theater plays, conferences, exhibitions etc. and also serve as headquarter for Alba branch of the Romanian Academy ///// The new cultural Palace was opened in 2016 with the new design by Vlad Sebastian Rusu Architecture Office ////// They followed two directions: firstly, to evoke the recent tragic history of the building and secondly, to create a flexible interior and exterior space that can easily be adapted to the needs of the community #reusearchitecture #reuseabacus #reuse #architecture #bucharest 📸 © Cosmin Dragomir •
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