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.
International Business Center with an Intercontinental Hotel in Yerevan, Armenia by SMV Architects (designed using ArchiCAD)
March 21st, 2012 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: SMV Architects
The General Plan of Yerevan was created by academician Alexander Tamanian at the beginning of the 20th century was planned to be reconstructed as a city-park. But this plan was distorted and further construction was carried out by careless destruction of green area and distortion of natural landscape.
The hilly parts of the city have been used principles alien to the nature. It is highly actual for the land development of Yerevan to create forms and volumes suitable to the nature and natural landscape. It is remarkable that the area chosen for this contest is partly leveled hill. According to the design it is suggested restoring and developing the outline and partly volume of natural landscape, by harmonious means with nature: steep green wall area, green terraces, green roofs, water surfaces etc.
The main principles of the construction include:
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