Hotspot Skyhub in Bucharest

MeetTheTeam behind Hotspot Skyhub – Stefan Davidovici


Interview with Stefan Davidovici – Architect for the new location 

1. What is your part in the Hotspot Skyhub project?
Together with my colleagues in the team of Biroarchitetti, a Milan-based architecture office, we provide the design of the Hotspot Skyhub space, with all its details, all the way from concept to the end of the building process.

2. What are some innovative features that you brought here?
Innovation is inherent to all our projects because we always try to approach all our projects as if they were the first projects of their kind we have ever made. This – together with the constant, lively dialogue with the client that is essential in the design of Hotspot Skyhub – allows us to customize, adapt, research, and invent constantly.

3. What do you think about the project, space, and location of Hotspot Skyhub?
The project? I like it, of course! 🙂 The space is generous and full of light. I think it’s one of the most beautiful spaces I have worked with. But first of all, I’m a mountaineer, fascinated by heights and by panoramas and by the sky, and Hotspot Skyhub has them all.

4. You also worked on the Hotspot Workhub project. Can you tell us what both of the projects have in common and what are the highlights of each project individually?

Each Hotspot is born in a different space and has different requirements, but all share some common DNA which I will try to describe: The Hotspots are born from the vision, effort, fight, and perseverance of Tudor Popp. I guess that us, the whole design team at Biroarchitetti, and Tudor, have in common the wish to keep our heads in the clouds and our feet firmly on the ground at the same time. The two Hotspots – as hopefully others will be in the future – definitely reflect this combination. They are perfectible, flexible, ever-changing machines made to help actual human beings work in the most enjoyable and efficient way possible.

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Fotografia e architettura assieme per raccontare la metropoli che cresce… all’ombra delle Grigne

Drawing in the City

07 March 2014 • Posted by Trevor Flynn

Stefan Davidovici, winner of Blueprint drawing competition

Stefan Davidovici, the winner of last year’s Blueprint drawing competition is a prolific artist, teacher and architect. Last year he launched Sketchmob in Milan, where he lives.

Here are some of Stefan’s spectacular drawings and the notes that fellow judge Narinder Sagoo and I wrote about them.

“Stefan’s drawings make me jump with joy. They are voracious and unstoppable, a meld of landscapes real and imaginary. The drawings are relaxed and un-arduous, fluent and confident. Talent and hunger starts them but through practice Stefan has mastered this pen to paper journey – an inspiration to draw again and again and again.” N.S.

“Fantastic architecture projected on to the streets of Milan; Stefan speculates from his mind’s eye the way one did as a child, where the place we inhabited could be extended, using an imaginary kit we owned. And to bring you back to the here and now the drawings have sharp reminders of scale and setting. Drawn austerely in pen with few flourishes they are reminiscent of Piranesi’s spatial improvisations, undertaken with a surplus of visual energy that can’t quite be contained within the everyday. Beautifully realised by a seasoned hand.” T.F.