" What are (...) girls made of? Sugar and spice And everything nice " - Robert Southey (1774–1843) a rhyme used by animator Craig McCracken when he created for Cartoon Network the American superhero animated television series "The Powerpuff Girls" As depicted in the opening sequence of each episode, the Powerpuff Girls Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup were created by Professor Utonium in an attempt to create the "perfect little girl" using a mixture of "sugar, spice, and everything nice". However, he accidentally spilled a mysterious substance called "Chemical X" into the mixture, creating three girls and granting all three superpowers so they can regularly save Townsville from evildoers such as Mojo Jojo, the Gangreen Gang and Him. It's a naive story, but in depth, women save us everyday with their own superpowers. With this in mind we acted as if Professor Utonium was an architect with a mission to create the perfect space where women can regain their superpowers by pampering themselves in an appropriate space. How did we use Proffessor Utonium's recipe ? Sugar - we worked with oak wood, places for greenery and soft colored accents to make the place feel comfy and playful, but also to mark the most important spots. Spice - using suspended furniture and transparency to create means of interaction between users, while keeping a close eye on functionality, durability and space organizing without massive elements.The frames lift any hard to clean under type of objects, while defining different places without making the place feel heavy, dark and small. Everything nice - the clients: a team of warm hearted professionals that started their own family and friends business. Chemical X - the uncle metalworker, balancing the low budget available to get the job done. We started early from the early stages of the building process so we could properly organize electric scenarios, sanitary planning and optimal distribution of heating, while keeping an eye on the way the important finishes were put into place.
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Andi-Alexandru Buftea – 2014, Timisoara Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, graduate. I made my first steps towards architecture during my study years, by my own and trough different collaborations making contact with various architecture and interior design programs, gradually building my experience and portfolio so I can later develop my own brand named NOI studio. A brand focused on the rigor of project compliance, material knowledge, technical details and working methods of craftsmen - with whom we usually work close - but also focused on a personal relationship with our beneficiaries. Ariana Ţuţuianu – 2018, Timisoara Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, graduate. Looking for a possibility to work closely with craftsmen and beneficiaries, I started working together with arch. Andi - Alexandru Buftea during the last years of my studies, having the opportunity to gain a more pragmatic experience regarding various small-scale projects and architecture connected fields.