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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.

Adidas Concept Store ‘DAS 107 by kasina’ in Seoul, Korea by URBANTAINER Co.,LTD.

 
March 23rd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source:  URBANTAINER Co.,LTD.

Located in Hongdae, DAS107 is an iconic store that—in collaboration with street culture specialist Kasina—represents adidas’ top-of-the-line products such as adidas Consortium limited items and other selected pieces. With its roots in Busan, Kasina began as selector and importer of street culture brands. For this collaboration project with adidas, the two brands’ objective is to select Korea’s most premium products and create a community space for sneaker nerds to experience the deep histories and designs.

Image Courtesy © Young Kim_Indiphos

  • Architects: URBANTAINER Co.,LTD.
  • Project: Adidas Concept Store ‘DAS 107 by kasina’
  • Location: 74, Wawoosan-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Korea
  • Photography: Young Kim_Indiphos
  • Client: adidas Korea
  • Creative Director: Younjin Jeong, Jinyoung Yoon
  • Space Design Team:Hyunwoo Sa
  • Brand Design Team: Minjeong Choi
  • Area: 114.23m²

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TPL08 in Tapalpa, Mexico by COCCO ARQUITECTOS

 
March 23rd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: COCCO ARQUITECTOS 

The land belonged to an old hacienda, which over the years was subdivided, leaving this site that once ran as a pasture, in it was a structure of wood that supported a roof over 100 years ago.

Image Courtesy © Alejandro Souza

  • Architects: COCCO ARQUITECTOS  (Arq. Arcelia Cornejo & Arq. Salvador Covarrubias)
  • Project: TPL08
  • Location: Tapalpa, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Photographer: Alejandro Souza
  • Other Participants: Marco Bueno
  • Constructed area: 75.00m2
  • Year: 2016

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Cabin Ustaoset in Norway by Jon Danielsen Aarhus

 
March 23rd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Jon Danielsen Aarhus  

A cabin for use all year. Situated 1066 meters above sea level, mid-way between Oslo and Bergen, at the foot of the mighty Hardangervidda – one of the greatest mountain plateaus in Europe. With no road connection, materials for the build was flown in with helicopter. The groundworks were done manually to preserve the slow-growing vegetation one finds at such altitudes in Norway. The foundation consists of pillars standing on the bedrock. The outside of the building had to be finished during the short summer months. The rest was completed mid-winter, when materials for the interior could be transported in with snow scooter. The cabin is clad in pine, inside and out. 3-layer, insulating and solar protected glass panels take in the view of the Ustevann(lake), Hallingskarvet(mountain formation) and Hardangerjøkulen(glacier), all in the same panorama.

Image Courtesy © Knut Bry

  • Architects: Jon Danielsen Aarhus
  • Project: Cabin Ustaoset
  • Location: Norway
  • Photography: Knut Bry
  • Contractor: TG-Bygg, Geilo
  • Area: 72m2
  • Completion year: 2016

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Photovoltaic Ice Skating Rink in Kamchatsky, Russia by Margot Krasojevic Architects

 
March 23rd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Margot Krasojevic Architects

The ice skating rink is located on a natural lake in the Kamchatka peninsula, Russia. Kamchatka is positioned high in the mountains surrounded by volcanic terrain, nearby nature reserves, hot springs and scenic routes through the peninsula make the area popular with tourists and locals.

The lake is exposed to bright daylight with winter temperatures averaging 20 F, ensuring the lake stays frozen over the winter months, the ice rink uses photovoltaic cells to generate an electrical current in order to freeze the lake throughout the year or when needed for ice hockey tournaments, the rink is flooded from below the surface to keep it frozen and strengthen the ice. The project is multi-purpose, with an outdoor cinema and a natural geothermal spa, the design intends to reflect the fluid nature and ever changing state of the immediate environment. Geothermal turbines are also used to keep the lake at a frozen temperature and provide an energy source for the cinema. The precipitous mountain range has many natural hot springs and skiing ranges.

Image Courtesy © Margot Krasojevic Architects

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Gia Lai House in Vietnam by Vo Trong Nghia Architects

 
March 23rd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Vo Trong Nghia Architects

This is a residential house located in Gialai city, central Vietnam. The site is 7-meters wide and 40-meters deep, and is one of the typical lots for “tube house”, a traditional typology for residences in the province.

In this house, the long corridor, which is an unavoidable factor for tube houses to connect bedrooms, is transformed into a continuous and sequential space to serve the functions of living and dining spaces, as well as an “outdoor living” space.

Image Courtesy © Hiroyuki Oki

  • Architects: Vo Trong Nghia Architects
  • Project: Gia Lai House
  • Location: Gialai, Vietnam
  • Photography: Hiroyuki Oki
  • Principal architects: Vo Trong Nghia, Daisuke Sanuki, Shunri Nishizawa (3 principals)
  • Architect: Phan Chau Trinh
  • Contractor: Wind and Water House JSC
  • GFA: 510m2
  • Building Height: 11.5m
  • Status: Built in 10.2011

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GOUNOD Residence in Montréal, Canada by APPAREIL architecture

 
March 23rd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: v2com

The young Montreal firm faced a major challenge when it was mandated to renovate this duplex located in Villeray from A to Z. Its new and singular appearance distinguishes it from others in the neighborhood and forms a bridge between past and present.

The residence, located in a socially effervescent neighborhood, had everything to please the young owners except a bright living space, adapted to their needs. With its finesse and expertise, the team gave a new lease of life to the duplex’s existing structure, now transformed into a single-family dwelling. The entire exterior façade, as well as the interior design, were fully revitalized while respecting their original style.

Image Courtesy © Francis Pelletier

  • Architects: APPAREIL architecture
  • Project: GOUNOD Residence
  • Location: Montréal, Canada
  • Photography: Francis Pelletier
  • Contractor: Construction Rocket Hammer
  • Cabinetmaker: Steve Tousignant

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Lefroy Road House in South Fremantle, Australia by Philip Stejskal Architecture

 
March 23rd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Philip Stejskal Architecture

A new house in South Fremantle on 441sqm with street frontage.

The proposal grew from an investigation of the wider context and a general propensity to box things. The form of the project can be seen as a rectangular volume that has been carved out to respond to sun, wind and view with a central courtyard providing northern light into the centre of the plan. The general arrangement of the plan also aim to capture the established surrounding greenery.

Image Courtesy © Philip Stejskal Architecture

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Jagtvej 69 – Vendepunktet in Copenhagen, Denmark by WE Architecture

 
March 23rd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: WE Architecture

WE Architecture + Erik Juul have been commissioned to transform Jagtvej 69 to become a turning point for homeless people. Where housing and green gardens are creating a platform for the meeting between locals and homeless and a path for a new beginning.

The aim of the design for the new building on Jagtvej 69 is to create temporary accomodation for homeless people, as well as provide a space for a wide range of activities that would help them in their professional and social lives, improve communication with the authorities and help them take care of their physical and mental health. The proposal will provide the neighborhood with a new social meeting place, a space containing urban gardens and semi-public activities.

Image Courtesy © WE Architecture

  • Architects: WE Architecture
  • Project: Jagtvej 69 – Vendepunktet
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Collaborators: WE Architecture, Vendepunktet, Erik Juul
  • Assignment: Private
  • Type: Temporary homeless housing and urban gardens
  • Status: Idea
  • Size: ca 2000 m2

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Ultimate Home Theater in Belo Horizonte, Brazil by WSDG-Walters Storyk Design Group

 
March 23rd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: WSDG-Walters Storyk Design Group

A ‘showplace’ in every sense of the word, this home theater recently completed in the luxurious new 50,000 sq. ft. residence of a young Brazilian power couple reflects not only exquisite taste in furnishings and style, but an impeccable assemblage of state of the art technology guaranteed to provide the owners and their guests with the ultimate audio and video performance experience.

House & Pool, Image Courtesy © Jomar Bragança (Versão Brasileira)

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The Hidden Pavilion in Madrid, Spain by Penelas Architects

 
March 23rd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Penelas Architects 

The Project fulfills the desire to Build a space for meditation and retreat, a place to Inhabit and to Think. The pavilion is built in a glade of the forest, the only clearing without a tree. It is wrapped up in Nature, hidden in it, in a way that it is only slightly perceptible. Suspended over a small waterfall, the pavilion protects it. The pavilion interacts directly with the growing of trees, allowing them to pass through its terraces and cantilevers by gaps built for them.

Image Courtesy © Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán)

  • Architects: Penelas Architects
  • Project: The Hidden Pavilion
  • Location: Las Rozas, Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán)
  • Architect in Charge: José Luis Esteban Penelas, Dr. Architect, Chair Professor at UEM
  • Area: 70 sqm
  • Project Year: 2016

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