Stardust architects* is searching for poetic experiences in the process of design, aiming to slow down the automatic use of everyday objects and spaces by creating moments of silence, presence or wonder.
We are Anca Cioarec and Brîndușa Tudor, architects and teacher assistants at the University of Architecture and Urbanism ‘Ion Mincu’ in Bucharest. We founded Stardust architects* in 2011.

Anca Cioarec
has studied architecture at the University of Architecture and Urbanism ’Ion Mincu’ in Bucharest, Università degli Studi di Genova and Academie van Bouwkunst in Amsterdam.
She is interested in the relationship between contemporary art and architecture and she holds a phD degree regarding the contemporary spaces for art.
She is currently a teaching assistant at the University of Architecture and Urbanism ’Ion Mincu’ in Bucharest.

Brîndușa Tudor
has studied architecture at the University of Architecture and Urbanism ’Ion Mincu’ in Bucharest. She is interested in architecture without architects and she is currently a doctoral student, researching the urban neo-vernacular in Bucharest after 1989.
She is currently a teaching assistant at the University of Architecture and Urbanism ’Ion Mincu’ in Bucharest.


Ana Iacob
Ana Radu
Lidia Danil
Theodora Ștefan

Previous collaborators:
Ștefania Sava
Tania Sicoe
Ana Arsenie
Milena Popa
Teodora Capră-Robescu
Teodora Ungureanu
Adonis Lemnaru
Iulia Postovanu
Miruna Elisabeta Gușoaia
Teodora Moraru


2022.07 Curating in Architecture, Hub Uauim Business, online
2022.07 A few projectsSky Hill / Dealu Cerului summer school
2021.12 De-a arhitectura with stardust architects class 1B, Herăstrău School, Bucharest, online
2021.09-10 Metakitchen exhibition presentation, Kunsthalle Bega, Timișoara
2021.06 Altfel together with Estudio Esse and Studio Super Serios, part of Romanian Design Week
2020.09 Enough Is enough
guding tours and presentation, Beta 2020, Corneliu Miklosi Museum, Timișoara
2019.11 Loading BETA 2020 Timișoara Architecture Biennial
Maria Theresia Bastion, Timișoara
2019.10 Diploma Talks Sala Frescelor, UAUIM, Bucharest
2019.07 Școala de la Bunești
2019.05 Chei de lectură 9 Modul Cărturești Bucharest
2018.10 BETA Timișoara
2018.06 Opening talkshow, MoMoWo Symposium, Politecnico di Torino Women’s Creativity since the Modern Movement (1918-2018): Toward a New Perception and Reception Turin
2018.05 Onset Hub A Bucharest
2017.09 Opening of the Romanian Stand, UIA Congress Seoul
2016.11 Meet the Architect / Meet the Client, Republic of Architects Bucharest
2016.10 The evening of the Architecture of the Interior Space National Architecture Biennale 2016 Bucharest
2016.08 Stardust Architects* at the MEDS workshop Divan Garden, Calup
2015.11 About Dutch Design Week Nod makerspace Bucharest


2022 The article Despre Noul Bauhaus European prin metabucătărie / About the New European Bauhaus through the Metakitchen was published in Revista 22 plus, no. 400, November 2022.
2022 Diskursiv No.1, Models publication, Graz, Austria.
2022 All about scale was published in the Emerging European Practices publication, Madrid, Spain.
2022 Metakitchen or the sustainable alchemy article was published online on the Iscoada platform
2021 Metakitchen (Vechi vederi din viitor: “Metabucătăria” sau reapropierea de materie) article was published in Igloo magazine n. 205
2021 The Loom, Back to the roots article was published in Architektur FACHMAGAZIN n. 02/2021
2020 Enough is Enough / Responsibility for Real: 2020 Timişoara Architecture Biennial article was published in Zeppelin magazine n. 160
2020 BETA/Enough IS Enough announcement on e-flux
2020 BETA/Enough IS Enough presentation on future architecture platform
2020 BETA an interview in Igloo magazine n. 198
2020 Stardust Architects, acerca de la escala was published on Arqa
2020 Topophilia was published in Revista Arhitectura magazine n.1-2/2020
2020 7 Emerging Architecture Practices Worth Exploring was published on Archdaily
2020 Stardust architects All about scale profile was published on the New Generations platform
2019 The BAUBAU article was published in Zeppelin magazine n. 156
2019 The Loom article was published in the Slovenian magazine Hiše n. 113 / December 2019
2019 The Loom article was published in the Korean magazine Bob n. 181
2019 The joy of micro-architecture article in Zeppelin magazine n. 154 
2019 The Loom article on Archello
2019 The Loom article on Archdaily
2019 The Loom article on Domusweb
2018 Bazaar art article in Harper’s Bazaar  magazine  October 2018
2018 Stardust architects*- a permanent self-evaluation article in Igloo magazine n. 185
2017 Topophilia. A pavilion about / for the soul of the city article in Zeppelin magazine n. 148
2016 Apartment După Iniște article on Domusweb
2015 Stardust and Zwei at Dutch Design Week article in The Institute magazine
2015 The scene behind the scene article in Zeppelin magazine n. 138
2015 Stardust architects* article in Arhitectura magazine n. 2/2015
2012 Stardust*
 article in Arhitectura magazine n. 2/2012


2022 Metakitchen, New European Festival, Brussels
2022 Secret Garden, Romanian Creative Week, Iași
2022 Sewn names / Nume cusute, an installation for Muzeul Abandonului, Seneca Anticafe, Bucharest
2021 The Loom, Balkan Architecture Biennale, Belgrade
2021 Metakitchen, Architecture Annuale Bucharest
2021 The Loom, National Architecture Biennale Bucharest
2021-2022 Metakitchen, part of Chronicles of the Future Superheroes, curated by Anca Verona Mihuleț, Kunsthalle Bega, Timișoara
2021 Models Diskursiv, Graz
2021 Blue Paper Room Temporary Home, Casa Base, Milan Design Week (exhibition + residency)
2021 Paper topophilia, Banca 2x5, Shaping Design. Together, Cartierul Creativ, Romanian Design Week, MNAR Bucharest
2021 Enough IS Enough, Romanian Design Week Bucharest
2021 Enough IS Enough,  Beta 2020 (Timișoara Architecture Biennial), travelling exhibition, Kolektiv Galerija, Belgrade
2020 Enough IS Enough, co-curated with Ilka Ruby Beta 2020 (Timișoara Architecture Biennial)
2020 The Drawers,"Time for Change", the Romanian collection curated by Maria Neneciu and Jimmy Macdonald for Virtual Design Destination presented by Adorno - Curated Collectible Design, London Design Festival
2020 Banca apropiată, the results of the workshop curated by Vlad Albu, exhibited in the exhibition Traiectorii Întâlnite, Salonul de Proiecte, Bucharest
2019 Atelier BAUBAU in a window display of the University of Architecture and Urbanism Ion Mincu in Bucharest
2019 Topophilia, Balkan Architecture Biennale, Belgrade
2019 Atelier BAUBAU, Goethe-Institut Bucharest
2019 The Loom, The Drawers, Architecture Annuale Bucharest
2019 The Loom, The Drawers, Red Dots, Romanian Design Week
2018 Topophilia, BETA Timișoara Architecture Biennial
2018 Topophilia, National Architecture Biennale Târgu-Mureș
2018 Topophilia, Architecture Annuale Bucharest
2018 Topophilia, Romanian Design Week Bucharest
2017 Topophilia, OAR, Casa Mincu Bucharest
2017 Topophilia, National Museum of Contemporary Art Bucharest
2017 Topophilia, UIA Congress Seoul
2016 După Iniște, National Architecture Biennale Bucharest
2016 Canvas II, Secret Garden, După Iniște, The scene behind the scene, Romanian Design Week
2015 Canvas II, Secret Garden, Dutch Design Week
2015 Canvas I, Ventura Lambrate, Milan Design Week
2012 Toujours le printemps, National Architecture Biennale Bucharest
2012 Toujours le printemps, ROD Cărturești Bucharest


2022 Nomination of ’Metakitchen’ New European Bauhaus awards, Shaping a circular industrial ecosystem and supporting life-cycle thinking Category
2021 Nomination of ’Metakitchen’ The Architecture Annuale, Interior Space Architecture / Exhibition and Scenography Design Section
2021 Nomination of ’The Loom’ The National Architecture Biennale, Architecture of Interior Space Section
2019 The Grand Prix Big See Interior Design Award (retail section) and the Big See Wood award for ‘The Loom’, Big See Ljubljana
2019 The Architecture Annuale Award (corporate and retail interior architecture section) for ‘The Loom’
2019 Romanian Design Week Award for ‘The Loom’
2018 First prize for ‘The Loom’ Competition for a new design story for Meșteshukar ButiQ in Bucharest
2018 Nomination of Topophilia BETA Timișoara Architecture Biennial, Initiatives, Experiments, Visions Section
2018 Nomination of Topophilia The National Architecture Biennale, Architecture Event and the Street as a Stage Section
2018 Nomination of Topophilia The Architecture Annuale, Architecture, Interventions and Public Space Section
2017 First prize for Topophilia Competition for the Romanian Stand at the UIA Congress, Seoul 
2016 Debut Award awarded by Arhitectura magazine for ’După Iniște’
2016 Nomination of ’După Iniște The National Architecture Biennale , Architecture of Interior Space Section