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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.

Earth shelterd boutique resort in Italy by 70F architecture

 
July 20th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: 70F architecture 

70F architecture and Le Ville di Trevinano will soon start the build of an earth-sheltered boutique resort in one of Italy’s most beautiful areas. Underground building has not only energetic but also aesthetic benefits; the resort is hardly noticeable from the overlying hills.

Image Courtesy © 70F architecture

  • Architects: 70F architecture
  • Project: Earth shelterd boutique resort
  • Location: Italy

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Filmax Cinema Hall in L’hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain by AMOO and Arquitecturia Camps Felip

 
July 20th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: AMOO and Arquitecturia Camps Felip

The Filmax Cinemas in Gran Vía, located within the Gran Vía 2 shopping centre, opened their doors 15 years ago, with this business model’s boom, which is based on leisure and mass consumption, and it led to fi lling the urban centres with a multitude of shopping centres, combining shops, restaurants and multi-screen theatres. After this golden age and before the paradigm shift, the client seeks a project to straighten up the cinemas by reducing their dimension, optimising their functioning and offering an experience which goes beyond what happens inside the room.

Image Courtesy © José Hevia

  • Architects: AMOO and Arquitecturia Camps Felip
  • Project: Filmax Cinema Hall
  • Location: L’hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain
  • Photography: José Hevia
  • Client: Multicines Pedrosa S.A.
  • Main contractor: Construcciones Barcelona 175, S.L.
  • Gross area: 640,00 m2
  • Tender date: June 2015 – December 2015
  • Start on site date: April 2016
  • Completetion date: June 2016

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Whisky Bar in Paris, France by jbmn architectes

 
July 20th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: jbmn architectes 

The new bar takes place in the basement, previously unused, of the restaurant “La Maison du Sake” located rue Tiquetonne in Paris. The project proposes to occupy the small rooms by creating five thematic pieces, where you can consume the precious liquid: whiskey salon, japanese salon, tashinomi, bottle keep. Each space is characterized by its ceiling, which highlights the natural stone of the existing construction, supplemented by a minimalist and discreet furnishing, made in raw medium, metal and oak.

Image Courtesy © Yann Deret

  • Architects: jbmn architectes
  • Project: Whisky Bar
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Photography: Yann Deret
  • Partners : Antonio Orfino
  • Team: Julien Boitard, Mike Nikaes, Marie Delles, Rémi Mendes, Médéric Morel
  • Area: 210 m²
  • Year: 2017

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Boma in Cape Town, South Africa by SAOTA

 
July 20th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: SAOTA 

Brief

“The brief was to create a home with all the spectacle of an Atlantic Seaboard showpiece but also to respond to the practical needs and complexities of family life. The thinking was towards massive open-plan and double-volume spaces and tasked zoning,” says Stefan Antoni, director and Partner at SAOTA

Image Courtesy © SAOTA

  • Architects: SAOTA
  • Project: Boma
  • Location: Bantry Bay, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Photography: SAOTA and Adam Letch
  • Project Team: Stefan Antoni, Bobby Hugill, Duke Williams
  • Interior Design: ARRCC and OKHA Interiors
  • Main Furniture Supplier: OKHA Interiors
  • Completion Date: 2012

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Jade Blue Office in Ahmedabad, India by DCA Architects

 
July 20th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: DCA Architects

The design brief called for a corporate office for this renowned Indian fashion brand in order to represent their contemporary design ideology and their core values while crafting a simplistic yet dynamic and flexible work environment.

The challenge was to create a cohesive space and maintain the conventional appeal as defined in the design brief. Inheriting a low building height, and a very odd floor plate that is apparent in the plans, the challenge was also to optimize the spatial arrangement. At DCA, we believe that every challenge has to be converted into an opportunity. Thus, the challenge of a very spread out floor plate has been converted into an opportunity by creating two separate entrances-one for the overall office and the other for the top management. The two wings house the main office and the top management separately, and hence enable ease of access from the two entrances. The intent is to maximize the daylight penetration as well, and hence most rooms barring a couple, get sufficient daylight.

Image Courtesy © DCA Architects

  • Architects: DCA Architects
  • Project: Jade Blue Office
  • Location: Ahmedabad, India

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Una Vida Boutique Villas in Quintana Roo, Mexico by Studio Architects

 
July 20th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Studio Architects 

The project “Una Vida” is located in the south region of Tulum, Quintana Roo, 10 minutes from the Caribbean beaches and in the middle of the tropical lowland rainforest. The location area is 3,305 sqm and it has an irregular triangular shape, which limited the distribution of buildings and common areas.

Image Courtesy © Pablo García Figueroa

  • Architects: Studio Architects
  • Project: Una Vida Boutique Villas
  • Location: Quintana Roo, Mexico
  • Photography: Pablo García Figueroa
  • Construction: Ceiba Construcciones Furniture and furnishing: Alberto Penny – Joanna Kunze
  • Land: 3,305m2
  • M2 Built: 1,050m2
  • Year: 2016

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ÖAMTC Headquarters in Vienna, Austria by Pichler & Traupmann Architekten

 
July 20th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Pichler & Traupmann Architekten

ÖAMTC – the support point

From the service workshops to the heliport all the elements of the programme are laid out along a single vertical axis, i.e. also from the counter to the reception and the event areas to the large atrium of the offices. Logistically compact contents with high degree of efficiency, which is essentially what support points are, are here transformed and applied to the building in a translated form.

Image Courtesy © Toni Rappersberger

  • Architects: Pichler & Traupmann Architekten
  • Project: ÖAMTC Headquarters
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Photography: Roland Halbe and Toni Rappersberger
  • Client: OEAMTC Headquarters, Vienna 1
  • Project team: Johanna Maria Priebe (project leader), Barbara Aull, Christoph Degendorfer, Andrea Ehrenreich, Mohammad Ekhlasi, Peter Grandits, Alexander Grass, Clemens Hasler, Barbara Jarmaczki, Joachim Kess, Bartosz Lewandowski, Till Martin, Daniel Moral Trigueros
  • Structural design / project coordination: FCP – Fritsch, Chiari & Partner ZT GmbH, Vienna
  • Structural fire protection: Norbert Rabl ZT GmbH, Graz
  • Building services / electrical planning: DIE HAUSTECHNIKER Technisches Büro GmbH, Jennersdorf
  • Building physics / facade: Dr. Pfeiler GmbH, Graz

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Liuzhou Forest City in China by Stefano Boeri Architetti

 
July 20th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Stefano Boeri Architetti

The first Chinese Forest City by Stefano Boeri Architetti is turning into reality. A city where offices, houses, hotels, hospitals and schools are entirely covered by plants and trees.

Once completed, the new city will host 30,000 people, absorb almost 10,000 tons of CO2 and 57 tons of pollutants per year and produce approximately 900 tons of oxygen.

Image Courtesy © Stefano Boeri Architetti

  • Architects: Stefano Boeri Architetti
  • Project: Liuzhou Forest City
  • Location: Liuzhou, China
  • Client: Liuzhou Municipality Urban Planning Bureau
  • Partners: Stefano Boeri, Yibo Xu
  • Project Leader: Pietro Chiodi
  • Team Architects: Julia Gocalek, Yinxin Bao, Shilong Tan with Giulia Chiatante
  • Cooperative Design Institute in China: Shanghai Tongyan Architectural and Planning Design Co. Ltd.
  • Area: 138.5 ha

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Living Unit in Mount Kanin, Slovenia by OFIS arhitekti, C+C and C28

 
July 20th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: OFIS arhitekti

DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT 

The research for the Cabin was initiated by OFIS, C+C, C28 and AKT along with contractor Permiz to develop Self-contained wooden shell, which can be flexible and adaptable on different locations, climate conditions and terrains.

They can be used as holiday cabins, hide away, tree houses or short-time habitations for research, tourism or shelter; their small size allows easy and different transport possibilities.

Image Courtesy © Janez Martincic

  • Architects: OFIS arhitekti, C+C and C28
  • Project: Living Unit
  • Location: Mount Kanin, Slovenia
  • Photography: Janez Martincic
  • Visuals and 3d animation: The Black Lab and Sonicmeal
  • Lead Architects: Rok Oman, Spela Videcnik,  Janez Martincic, Tomaz Cirkvencic, Andrej Gregoric, Sara Carciotti, Lucas Blasco Sendon, Jose Navarrete Jimenez
  • C+C Project Team: Claudio Tombolini and Cristiana Antonini
  • C28 Project Team: Francesco Sforza, Federico Pasqualini and Antonello Michelangeli
  • Structural Engineering: AKT (Hanif Kara and Carlo Diaco)

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Tevfik Fikret Elementary School in Istanbul, Turkey by Öney Architecture

 
July 20th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Öney Architecture

Already providing service in the garden of Tevfik Fikret Primary School located in Bebek neighborhood of Besiktas district in Istanbul, the nursery unit, which fails to satisfy the needs is projected to be replaced with a nursery that can operate independent from the primary school. An area located next to the entrance gate of the school has been allocated for this function, which is restricted with the retaining wall formed by the elevation difference of the neighboring parcel on the west side and the school land on the north side. A double layered facade has been planned in order to meet the illumination need for education and whereas to reduce the heat effect in the summer months. The area remaining between these layers have been planned as a garden where students can grow plants. The entrance of the building, which is planned as two-stored, is projected at the 1/3 axis of its long side. The entrance area has been considered as cloakroom and reception. A semi-closed play ground has been created at the roadside of the building. The second floor of the structure includes two classrooms and wet areas. The classrooms have been projected on the upper floor in order to avoid the noise from the road as well as the school garden. The top of the circulation area has been projected to be transparent in order to make use of the structure in depth especially in the education season when day light is relatively less.

Image Courtesy © Öney Architecture

  • Architects: Öney Architecture
  • Project: Tevfik Fikret Elementary School
  • Location: Istanbul, Turkey

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