Located in Voluntari, a Northern suburb of the Romanian capital, this contemporary villa breathes a picturesque air thanks to the combination of wood, brick, and the surrounding nature. But it is the black metal and glass featured in the façade that gives M House its trademark modern look. See how the interior design connects with the outdoors as expansive glass surfaces reach from floor to ceiling.
When the new owners bought this early-2000s private home near Bucharest, the building was hopelessly out of date. Noise pollution due to the nearby airport as well as lacking thermal insulation made for tough challenges. Luckily, local architectural company Fabrica de Arhitectura took over and created M House, a future-proof villa that features high-insulation Reynaers Aluminium sliding doors, windows, and curtain wall solutions.
Daniel Popescu, Senior Architect and CEO of architectural firm Fabrica de Arhitectura, always aims to create intimate and sustainable homes. The same rule applies for M House: “We needed a solution for the exposed glass surfaces at the north side of the building,” says Popescu. “In order to reach a higher degree of insulation, we chose Reynaers Aluminium profiles to solve this problem.” As a result, M House now meets and beats passive-building insulation levels.
M House’s design contains many clever features to improve its thermal insulation while battling noise disturbance caused by the nearby airport runway. When you stroll through the villa’s luscious garden, you count various Reynaers Aluminium solutions, all set in triple-glazed panes. For instance, MasterLine 8-High Insulation + (HI+) windows ensure ultimate peace of mind for all residents – and look beautiful while doing it. Keeping out noise and the cold is one thing, but it is all for nothing if you block the light in the process. That is why M House features both glass corner and opening corner variants of our ConceptPatio 155-Lift & Slide (LS) system. Our local team of experts provided the architect with on-site support to pick these specific sliding solutions, which create wide panoramic sights without fixed elements blocking the view.
Architect Daniel Popescu has fond memories of our smooth collaboration: “We at Fabrica de Arhitectura try to surround ourselves with people full of soul, with lots of experience and dedication. And when you work together with experienced partners such as Reynaers Aluminium, the possibilities seem endless.” Trust between partners is the key to any successful project, and the Romanian M House confirms this once again.