Visiting Romania’s capital, Bucharest, might give you a unique feeling that you cannot experience anywhere else. Just to exemplify, we showcase today a fascinating bar that encompasses iconic “1950 to 1970 industrial relics, salvaged leftovers, graphics and original furniture”. There are so many ways in which to experiment the communist leftovers and so many ways to embrace modernity that each detail in this bar is prepared to take you on a one of a kind trip through the country’s communist history.

Atelier Mecanic (Mechanical Workshop) was designed by a promising young Romanian architect, Corvin Cristian. He successfully captured an era mostly ignored but still present. Ironically subscribing to the idea of mixing old and new, the architect created a fascinating space where two worlds collide. Placed in a neighborhood filled until recently with small repair shops, the Mechanical Workshop offers a contrast clearly seen in the Romanian society today: old objects with a history sit next to new ideas and concepts in a place used for communication, relaxation and fun.