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National Romanian (Neo-Romanian) Style Architecture (8)

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Bucharest is home to a large number of National Romanian (Neo-Romanian) style public edifices and private villas, a distinct style with a national specific character that emerged in the late 19th century and ceased abruptly after the installment of the communist regime. Among the distinguishing features of the style are the massive, heavy appearance and the presence of the roofed arcaded veranda, raised usually atop a tower-type structure, having the roof supported by pillars (“foisor”). The style also employs traditional motifs sourced in Wallachian sacred architecture. The Neo-Romanian developed mostly in the first two decades of the 20th c. when it was largely used for state-funded public programs, aiming to create an image of national identity.

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