2018 Revival ARA Congress



Architecture Projects



The 42nd Congress of the

American Romanian Academy of Arts and Sciences


 Pasilor Pierduti Hall

“Gh. Asachi“ Tehnical University

Copou, Iasi, Romania

26-29 August, 2018





By the Students in Architecture at the “Gh. Asachi” Technical University


Exhibition Coordinator

Architect Daniel Visan, Projects Leader, “Gh. Asachi” Technical University



The Faculty of Architecture “G.M. Cantacuzino“ from “Gh. Asachi“ Technical University from Iasi presents an exibition consisting of the projects created by the students from various years. From projects specific to the first years of study to diploma projects or projects of graduation, the exhibition illustrates the development in the complexity of the themes and sites chosen by the students.


2nd Year:  Competition „House“

Simona Ciosnar, Monica Zavate – Residential buildings with low height regime


3rd Year: Residential Buildings with low height regime

Daniel Movila Daniel, Anca Spinu – Bohemian no. 33 – Rezidenta Iasi

Schwab Diana – Kindergarten


6th Year –Diploma Projects

Tudor Nicolae Arnautu – Co-working hub - Brasov, Romania

Anca Budau – Center for personal and artistic development for young people, Bacau, Romania

Andreea  Felciuc – Virtual Art Center, Seoul, Korea

Laura Finkelstein – Cultural Center, Sighisoara, Romania

Alexandru Visan – Arts Performance Center


















Anca Budau, 6th year

Center for personal and artistic development for young people, Bacau, Romania




Irina Margareta Popovici’s book:

"Ages and Buildings of Natural Stone – Stereotomy”























The book of architect Irina Margareta Popovici, "Ages and Buildings of Natural Stone – Stereotomy," published by Agir Publishing House in December 2017, is an original and interesting work on the subject of stereotomy science. Stereotomy was taught in the School of Architecture, following the French School model, but was abandoned as a subject after the Second World War. The author tries to bring it back to life. Based on her 40 years of activity in this field, she considers stereotomy a necessary area in the field of construction.


The book provides the minimum knowledge required for the execution of works of natural stone, as a whole structure or as decoration on a building, as well as for avoiding errors. The book also contains a brief history of important natural stone works, explained somewhat in the context of the evolution of architectural styles.


Understanding the concepts outlined in this book may be necessary to architects so that they give due weight to stone work right from the beginning of their study, giving them notions of how not to waste the material they have at their disposal and how to exploit it to the maximum. At the same time the material presented provides information on aesthetic elements as well as providing solutions to the principle of resistance.


In the same way, the knowledge given are useful to those working in the natural stone industry and on sites to ensure the optimal processing and installation of the pieces that make up the stone work.


At the same time, the general public can benefit from enhancing their knowledge about this field, since the book contains a history of the important works made in natural stone on the territory of Romania, as well as of Europe.


















Detail of sculptural elements in natural stone on the façade of the Trei Ierarhi” Monastery”, Iasi Romania – example of stereotomy