In the high mountains of Transylvania, Count Dracula lurks in his castle, longing for the blood of the English country. Or so Irish author Bram Stoker set the scene for his 1897 horror novel.
The historic region of Transylvania comprises nine counties in the center of modern-day Romania. For the English-speaking world, the name may evoke eery visions of vampires in crumbling lairs. Rather, contemporary architecture and design reign over its cities. Here are eight creative projects from our database that prove that architects don't think vampires are very scary at all.
And in Banat, Transylvania's historically connected neighbor: