Ionuţ Butu

Born 1985, Ionuţ Butu graduated the «Ion Mincu» University of Architecture and Urbanism in 2011 with a thesis focusing on the meaning of ruin and alternative restoration of place. He began his editorial activity with a series of critical presentations of contemporary British projects, directly experienced and photographed (Arhitext review, 2008–2010). Since 2008, he has been associate editor of Arhitext review, where he has coordinated and edited over 15 issues. He has coordinated or co-edited several architecture books, including «The Evolution of Bucharest», «Vittorio Gregotti. The Passionate Reasoning» or «Trans(ap)parencies». He has been involved in East Centric Architecture Triennale as member of the curatorial board since its first edition (2011, «Fluencies» pilot edition, Timişoara). He has also been involved in the preparation and itineration of «Rintala Eggertson Architects» exhibition. Since 2014 he is co-owner of ASKESIS Workshop for Architecture, focusing mainly on interior design, residential projects and religious architecture. Ionuţ Butu is currently project manager at Arhitext design Foundation and partner architect at ASKESIS WfA.