Commissioned by Petre Modolea, Secretary of State for the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the era of the monarchy, and designed by the renowned architect and professor Tiberiu Niga, the house at 88 Clucerului Street is rooted in the aristocracy of the 1940s.
Tiberiu Niga was shaped by the zeitgeist of the 1920s-40s, belonging to a period of social complexity and fervent cultural creation. Conceptually, as a follower of the Bauhaus School, of the International Style, Niga subtly distanced himself from the Neo-Romanian architectural style and other eclectic trends of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. He thus sought to assert a personal re-interpretation of traditional Romanian architecture.
Throughout the years, the sculptor Ion Vlasiu and the orchestra conductor Iosif Conta, deputy director of the public Radio station and conductor of the National Radio Orchestra, lived here. The latter brought slight changes to the building, setting up a small concert room on the ground floor.