profile
blipsz! has started as a university project team; officially an architecture and urbanism office since mid 2006. It has provided for all partners essential learning while working opportunity, that lacks most architecture schools. The team has formed due to a similar sense of humour and shared interest in magazine and internet articles, extra to the rather poor university curriculum and low local level of stimulus.
The core team is a node of different personalities, that combines to provide casual yet thorough performance, managing to comply with both private and corporate clients. This is to be expected of our extended team as well. Services, the design process, results to be delivered and fees can be tailored according to each project's needs. However, blipsz! is interested in adding value to the square meters and construction materials it puts on paper.
The blipsz! design process aims at transforming the abstract cube or the traditional archetype, or generating volumes merged with the landscape by the sequence of functional spaces re/structured according to a broadly investigated context. blipsz! is aware of passive, solar design principles and uses it's own wall structure design tool.
Our general pursuit of sustainability expands context to include not only the mere design theme but regional- and micro-climate, topography, landscape, the natural-, urban- or rural tissue.
We aim good design as being exhaustive enough to crystallize all it's complexity into a simple structure.
Transcending elite architecture, blipsz! is interested in providing housing solutions for all, by exploiting the contrast between contemporary construction retail and traditional materials, knowledge and techniques. blipsz! is working on cheap and fast to build type-projects for private housing. More to come soon.
blipsz! is lucky to continuously gain experience from assisting established Transylvanian architecture offices as well and is open to further collaborations, including international project teams.
blipsz! believes in fair business conduct, reasonable commissioning, delectable workplace as well as in a healthy work-life balance.
"areacube" is the n.g.o. associated to blipsz!
blipsz! provides
blipsz! provides full construction design management in diverse combinations of young companies, according to each project's requirements: from listed heritage mansion rehabilitation to greenfield urban development, from diverse preliminary expertise and specialty studies to extensive construction oversight.
BUILDING SURVEY (including B.I.M.S. 3d modelling)
3D MODELLING, RENDERING AND ANIMATION
COMPETITION CONCEPT AND PRESENTATION (ventures into collaborations as well)
REAL-ESTATE UTILISATION / RECYCLING PROPOSAL
(backed by market study and business plan, upon request)
URBAN DEVELOPMENT PLAN
URBAN ZONING PLAN
URBAN DETAIL PLAN
INITIAL CONCEPT DESIGN
PRE-/ FEASIBILITY STUDY
BUILDING PERMIT PHASE PLANNING
DETAILED CONSTRUCTION PLANNING
INTERIOR AND FURNITURE DESIGN
LANDSCAPE DESIGN
URBAN DESIGN (square to furniture)
URBAN RESEARCH
PREFAB HOUSING SOLUTIONS
blipsz! is aware of and implementing passive / solar design principles and uses it's own wall structure design tool. However, consequent relation towards verified principles and methodologies, such as standards is important in achieving dependable results.
"The Passive House is the world’s leading standard in energy efficient construction."
blipsz! provides certified passive house design collaborating with DAC architecture, led by arh. Daniel C. Tăbăcaru, Certified Passive House Designer by the highly acclaimed Passive House Institute from Darmstadt, Germany.
Daniel is one of the first certified passive house designers in Norway and the first in Romania.
A Certified Passive House Designer in Your team allows for permanent integration of scientifically verified principles and data to energy balance calculations. That is done by using the complex P.H.P.P. - Passive House Planning Package design tools, thus allowing for a better designed product, verification and optimization during the design process. Which provides reliable data for simply improving Your investment's energy consumption or aiming the "passiv" standard figures, as well.
"A passive house is a building in which a comfortable interior climate can be maintained without active heating and cooling systems (Adamson 1987 and Feist 1988). The house heats and cools itself, hence "passive".
For European passive construction, prerequisite to this capability is an annual heating requirement that is less than 15 kWh/(m²a) (4755 Btu/ft²/yr), not to be attained at the cost of an increase in use of energy for other purposes (e.g., electricity). " (www.passiv.de)
partners
arh. PÁSZTOR István (T.N.A. nr.: 6081)
*1980.05.16., Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvár / Klausenburg, Transylvania, RO
1998 - 2000 general geography studies, Faculty of Geography, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
2000 - 2007 Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, Technical University, Cluj-Napoca
2006 - blipsz! architecture office / areacube association
2009 "Soap City neglected historic urban tissue re-development proposals" - study, map
2010 - Transylvania Trust Foundation and Babes-Bolyai University Faculty of History post-university studies in built heritage rehabilitation
2011 - "Early Modernist Architecture in Kolozsvár" - research, architecture map
arh. BENEDEK István (T.N.A. nr.: 5662)
*1981.09.13., Sfântu Gheorghe / Sepsiszentgyörgy / Sankt Georgen, Transylvania, RO
2000 - 2007 Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, Technical University, Cluj-Napoca
2006 - blipsz! architecture office / areacube association
2007 - 2009 Studio T architecture office
2010 - Transylvania Trust Foundation and Babes-Bolyai University Faculty of History post-university studies in built heritage rehabilitation
arh. SZÉNÁSI Zsolt (T.N.A. nr.: 6083)
*1981.05.06., Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvár / Klausenburg, Transylvania, RO
2000 - 2007 Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, Technical University, Cluj-Napoca
2002 - 2010 Utilitas architecture and engineering
2006 - blipsz! architecture office / areacube association
2010 - Transylvania Trust Foundation and Babes-Bolyai University Faculty of History post-university studies in built heritage rehabilitation
blipsz! / areacube and partners active interest includes:
- traditional, vernacular to pop architecture;
- evolution of medieval city cores defined by self sufficient mixed housing typologies;
- concrete panel flat housing rehabilitation: function to "skin";
- urban re-integration of desolete industrial areas;
- architectural heritage of the communist era;
- economical and administrative aspects of urban development;
- energy efficient upgrade of heritage and traditional buildings;
- "linked" natural systems and urbanism defined by networks.

© blipsz, 2010