Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Stapleton Pool House in Denver, Colorado by Semple Brown Design
April 5th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal
…a Fun place for kids
The visionaries responsible for conceiving these parks realize the importance of community, of successful public space, and of great buildings. These same visionaries believe in allowing the architecture to speak…to say something about place and time.
Materials: Board-formed concrete, wood, cement board panels, and polygal
Commissioned to design multiple buildings (each with identical programs, each with distinct personalities), the second in this series of pool projects was designed for parents with young children and specifically for the children themselves.
Conceptually, this project was intended to be very playful and loose-natured. Colorful finishes, materials that exaggerate and express their textures, and a sophisticatedly subtle twist in the architecture are all intentional moves that create an environment geared towards the child.
…with a twist
The diagram for this project became about creating a roof that said a lot without doing a lot – a playful twist in the roof balances 6” above a single beam. The simply crafted move in the structure reveals much about the user, the designer, the place, and the concept.
Materials include: polygal, wood, board-formed concrete, glass tile, and colored cement board panels.
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