Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
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.

Hefei Media Office in China by Ruca – Rui De Carvalho Architect

June 27th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Ruca – Rui De Carvalho Architect

The concept of this office is based on the idea of project a space that is directly identified with the company field, so that any visitor immediately realizes that.

Since this is a construction company, all space born from the idea of a built city, which arises from the extrusion of prisms, creating different divisions throughout the space as well the necessary furniture.


  • Architects: Ruca – Rui De Carvalho Architect
  • Project: Hefei Media Office
  • Location: Hefei-Anhui, China
  • Client: Anonymous
  • Area Surface: 700 m2
  • Year: 2012
  • Type: Office
  • Design: Ruca
  • Project Architect: Ruca
  • Co-Authors: Arqsize
  • Rendering Collaborators: Hélder Freitas
  • Building Materials: white lacquered wood, polycarbonate, screens, led, optical fiber
  • Software Used: Archicad, Artlantis (rendering) and Photoshop (post production)


The highlight of this project is its rest room, which is a striking example of ‘media architecture’, proceeding with the white lacquered volumes to build the space, the architect use the led lights to simulate a vegetation environment and create a set of different ambiences, giving comfort to the user.

All divisions of the office have a panoramic view above the city, so when they take a break, they can choose a place to rest because the rest room walls are screens which teleport the user to any place.



Ruca born in Lisbon-Portugal on the 2nd April of 1986, and is a creative MSc in Media Architecture which the theme of his master thesis was ‘Multimedia as Design of Space’.

Throughout his career he was getting interest in parallel fields as design, photography, cinema, all of them linked to communication ended up being a rediscovery of himself and help to proceed the work in the media field. Today he believes, one day the architecture will be made of light..

In the last years he worked with a great architects and architecture studios from all world, as Pedro Ressano Garcia Arquitectos, Arch. Pancho Guedes, Studio SKLIM and wrote some articles about media architecture.

He defines itself as a creative mind under developing.








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