National Architecture Biennale winner designs green villas in Romania’s first complete suburb – Amber Forest
Alesonor, the promoter of the first complete suburb, presents the concept of the Amber Forest green villas. Some of the more than 20 types of green villas in different sizes and designs, to meet multiple needs and preferences, are designed by the architectural office Workshop 1408.
Designed for high performance, the villas will be built to the highest building standards, with quality finishes, to provide a healthy lifestyle, privacy and security for all their residents.
Studio 1408’s architectural team has successfully implemented Amber Forest’s vision of modern design in impressive, energy-efficient buildings in harmony with nature, contributing to the mission of developing a sustainable community that incorporates all facilities for a complete lifestyle in the first green suburb.
“We believe that people benefit greatly from living in a sustainable and engaged community and we have contributed solutions, both at master plan and detailed design scale, to achieve this in the Forest of Amber.
Our approach to this project was to address sustainability not only in terms of resources and consumption, but also in social and cultural terms, including all aspects that contribute to the well-being of residents: density of development, access to outdoor space, sense of security, privacy, connection to the community. The spaces in which we move and that we share – streets, gardens, cycle paths – shape the way we meet and interact with our neighbors and have the potential to improve or test these relationships.
For all living units, whether large or small, we are committed to ensuring comfortable and healthy indoor and outdoor spaces, following design practices that consider temperature, lighting, noise, ventilation and air quality pollution”said Diana Bugnariu, architect of Studio 1408.
“Our strategy is committed to achieving exceptional standards in the development of high quality, energy efficient and environmentally friendly buildings, while forming communities that offer all the integrated facilities for a balanced lifestyle. Thus, we offer our customers the possibility of having balanced relationships with family, friends and neighbors who share the same values, and with whom they can spend their free time on sports fields, in social spaces or in the park, with the children. Studio 1408 helped us realize our vision both in a multitude of villa types, suitable for all needs, but also by contributing to the development of the concept of the project. Together, we are setting a new standard both in the development of environmentally friendly residential buildings with impressive design, but also in the development of complete communities, which offer a unique lifestyle in Romania”said Alex Skouras, managing partner of Alesonor.
The Forêt d’Ambre suburb offers more than 20 types of villas from 2 bedrooms and also 14 types of apartments from 2 rooms, in low-rise buildings Gf + 2F + 3R meeting multiple needs and preferences, designed by architectural offices: the team of architects from the developer Alesonor, Studio 1408, ADNBA, Bobotis + Bobotis Architects, Studio A19 and PUZ directed by Prof. Dr Arch. Tiberius Florescu.
Amber Forest houses are the first houses in Romania that meet the NZEB energy standard, established by the European Union since 2021, being energy-efficient buildings, and at the same time quality sustainable constructions that incorporate cutting-edge technologies.
The price of the available 2-bedroom green villas starts at 212,000 euros plus VAT. The price for 2-room green apartments starts at 110,000 plus VAT.
Romania’s first green suburbAmber Forestincludes more than 500 green villas and 200 green apartments, developed on 31 hectares, with only 15% of the built-up area, with the lowest land occupation coefficient.
The suburb will have complete and high quality infrastructure – 3 hectares reserved for school, kindergarten, extracurricular and sports grounds, 5.3 hectares for parks and green spaces and also a polyclinic, pharmacy, supermarket, restaurant and café, coworking space with conference rooms, bakery, market, running and cycling tracks, as well as direct access to the Băneasa Forest, the largest forest around Bucharest.