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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.

Aura in Ontario, Canada by Graziani + Corazza Architects Inc.

 
December 3rd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Graziani + Corazza Architects Inc.

Graziani + Corazza Architects innovative vision in partnerships with Canderel challenged Toronto’s downtown core by building Canada’s tallest residential structure. Aura, stands tall at 272 metres. This mixed use development is located on 1.6 acres of land adjacent to a 3 acre park at the northwest corner of Yonge and Gerrard Street. The tower expresses a unique sculpted form, beginning with its rectilinear lower level massing and topping off with its distinctive crown at the top of the tower being created by reversing the curved tower profile from plan to elevation, a form that is both visible and identifiable from varying vantage points throughout the city.

Image Courtesy © Graziani + Corazza Architects Inc.

Image Courtesy © Graziani + Corazza Architects Inc.

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Hamilton Hill House in Queensland, Australia by Shaun Lockyer Architects

 
December 3rd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Shaun Lockyer Architects

Hamilton Hill House is a dramatic conversion of a 1980s stylised home into a 21st Century contemporary piece of architecture. The design includes three formally expressive pavilions that shroud the original house in such a way as to engage with the expansive views while addressing the lifestyle needs of a growing family.

Image Courtesy © SB Photo

Image Courtesy © SB Photo

  • Architects: Shaun Lockyer Architects
  • Project: Hamilton Hill House
  • Location: Queensland, Australia
  • Photography: SB Photo

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Lucky Knot in Hunan Province, China by NEXT architects

 
December 3rd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: NEXT architects 

NEXT architects are working on a unique series of bridges all over the world. This time, their latest design isn’t an intriguing bat bridge (nominated for the 2016 Dutch Design Awards), but an iconic bridge in China: the Lucky Knot. The new steel pedestrian bridge in the Chinese mega city Changsha is 185 metres long and 24 metres high and fits perfectly in the sequence of extraordinary bridges that characterise NEXT’s practice; by explicitly engaging with the local context, the bridge designs offer new perspectives.

The eye-catching Lucky Knot has down-to-earth Dutch roots: NEXT architects holds offices in Amsterdam and Beijing. In 2013, after the completion of their breathtaking Melkwegbridge in Purmerend, NEXT was invited to take part in an international competition to design a new bridge to be constructed over the Dragon King Harbour River in Changsha’s rapidly developing ‘New Lake District’. For this special commission, the teams in Amsterdam and Beijing joined forces to come up with the unique, winning design: the Lucky Knot. Combining the Dutch team’s expertise in infrastructure and water management and Chinese team’s perseverance and knowledge of the local context was a crucial part of the process. The bridge has already become an icon, and was selected by CNN as one of the “most spectacular bridges that break the mold.”

Image Courtesy © Julien Lanoo

Image Courtesy © Julien Lanoo

  • Architects: NEXT architects
  • Project: Lucky Knot
  • Location: Meixi Lake, Changsha, Hunan Province, China
  • Photography: Julien Lanoo
  • Client: Municipality of Changsha
  • Advisor construction: CERI Engineering Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Advisor lighting: H.G.lighting
  • Main contractor: Capital Engineering & Research Incorporation Company limited
  • Cost / Value: 50 million RMB
  • Size / Span: 185 m
  • Preliminary design: 12 / 2013
  • Start building: 2014
  • Completion: 09 / 2016

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House Savukvartsi in Vantaa, Finland by Honkarakenne

 
December 3rd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Honkarakenne

Savukvartsi was introduced to the public at the Housing fair 2015 in Vantaa, Finland. It’s an ecological duplex house, designed for three generations of a family. Honka Savukvartsi is an excellent example of a new-generation log home, created with the Honka Fusion concept.

Image Courtesy © Honkarakenne

Image Courtesy © Honkarakenne

  • Architects: Honkarakenne (Jaakko Parkkonen and Elizaveta Parkkonen)
  • Project: House Savukvartsi
  • Location: Vantaa, Finland
  • Interior design: Maren HeijariBoknäs
  • Method of heating: SavosolarSolar collectors, a water circulation fireplace (Lechma by Ekolämmöx), underfloor heating
  • Wall structure: Non-settling Honka Fusion log FXL 134, exterior insulation with wood fiber 95 mll
  • Exterior facade: spruce, treated with iron vitriol
  • Interior walls: logs treated with Rubio monocoat
  • Living area: young family’s resident 146 m² (5 rooms, kitchen and a sauna) and grandparents resident 46 m² (2 rooms, kitchen)

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Banker Wire Mesh Outfits State-of-the-Art Indoor Soccer Stadium in Montréal, Canada

 
December 2nd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Banker Wire

Built in the center of one of Montréal’s most diverse neighborhoods, the Stade de Soccer de Montréal is a new visual and cultural symbol in the city. Utilizing custom-fabricated Banker Wire mesh partitions around its indoor playing field, the stadium provides tens of thousands of soccer players with a first-class practicing and playing environment.

The design of the Stade de Soccer de Montréal pays homage to and blends in with its surrounding landscape – a former quarry now being turned into what will be the largest urban park in Montréal. Outside, the stadium shows its versatility as a structure built around the topography, not despite it.

Image Courtesy © Olivier Blouin

Image Courtesy © Olivier Blouin

  • Manufacturer: Banker Wire (Nick Murosky)
  • Project: Banker Wire Mesh Outfits State-of-the-Art Indoor Soccer Stadium in Montréal
  • Location: Montréal, Québec, Canada

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B.Amsterdam in The Netherlands by NEXT architects

 
December 2nd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: NEXT architects 

What can be done with a 18.000 m2 empty office building situated at the outskirts of the city and that has been deemed unsuited for redevelopment for the last 11 years? This is the big challenge faced with B.Amsterdam at the Johan Huizingalaan in Amsterdam. From the start, NEXT architects was closely involved in the transformation of this static cube-shaped building into a lively hotspot for startups, freelancers and creative entrepreneurs. Strategic interventions are used to strengthen the quality, experience and identity of the building.

Image Courtesy © Francisco Nogueira

Image Courtesy © Francisco Nogueira

  • Architects: NEXT architects
  • Project: B.Amsterdam
  • Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Francisco Nogueira
  • Client: Timeless Investments
  • Team: Marijn Schenk, Mark Spijkerman, Arno Kwint and Douwe Strating (NEXT)
  • Collaborator/ Associate: Guus Meulendijks (B.Amsterdam) / Luuk van der Broek (Collaboration-O)
  • Advisor construction: Van Rossum, Amsterdam
  • Advisor: Peutz, Zoetermeer
  • Main contractor: Retail Bouw Nederland, Doetinchem
  • Installations: Gouweloos Electrotechniek BV / Roodenburg Installatiebedrijf BV
  • Floor area / Span: 18.000 m2
  • Final design: February 2015
  • Completion: September 2016

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Copacabana Building in Mexico City by dmp arquitectura

 
December 2nd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: dmp arquitectura

The building takes place in a neighborhood with popular social features and with middle incomes, thanks to that the project develops formally discrete and in harmony with the context. It is located on the Playa Copacabana st, in the Iztacalco municipality.

Image Courtesy © carlos díaz san pedro

Image Courtesy © carlos díaz san pedro

  • Architects: dmp arquitectura (carlos díaz delgado / carlos díaz san pedro, architects)
  • Project: Copacabana Building
  • Location: Mexico City, México
  • Photography: carlos díaz san pedro
  • Collaborators:  ignacio santos / manuel bernal /hein yap / mauricio morales, architects.
  • Structural Engineering: dmp arquitectura – josé luis ponce
  • Materials: Concrete, partition walls, lattice clay, aluminium, glass.
  • Builded Surface: 290 m2
  • Year:  2013

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Republic in London, United Kingdom by Studio RHE

 
December 2nd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Studio RHE

Built in 1993, Republic is a 600,000 square feet office development with retail and leisure amenities and 471 car parking spaces situated on a prominent 6.4-acre island site in the London Docklands. It is currently being refurbished and reimagined by Trilogy Property and La Salle Investment Management to appeal to the burgeoning innovation, co-working, cultural and tech sectors. With a distinctive building wrap from Studio Hingston and designs from award-winning architect Studio RHE, Republic aims to provide competitive rents to young talent priced out of central London locations such as the West End and Shoreditch.

Republic’s location, directly accessed by East India DLR station in E14, anticipates the eastward migration of the creative and digital sectors and cultural institutions, such as the English National Ballet’s move to London City Island and Olympicopolis in Stratford, and enjoys a Zone 2 location and transport links which connects in minutes to the established business districts of Canary Wharf, the City and West End, as well as the cultural neighbourhoods of Stratford and Shoreditch.

Image Courtesy © Studio RHE

Image Courtesy © Studio RHE

  • Architects: Studio RHE
  • Project: Republic
  • Location: London, United Kingdom

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Baufritz Haussicht in Erkheim, Germany by Studio Alfredo Häberli

 
December 2nd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Studio Alfredo Häberli 

Alfredo Haeberli:

I still have the copy of my letter, which I wrote in 2008 – and a copy of the woman’s magazine from back then. “Women changing the world” – I was so deeply impressed by it, I simply could not understand, that you wouldn’t respond in any way. Today we are strolling around the finished house, which we have developed together. Quite impressive, how this thing has taken speed.

Image Courtesy © Jonas Kuhn

Image Courtesy © Jonas Kuhn

  • Architects: Studio Alfredo Häberli
  • Project: Baufritz Haussicht
  • Location: Erkheim, Germany
  • Photography: Jonas Kuhn
  • Software used: Ashlar Graphite and Autodessys Form.Z

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Showroom LL / / Light Village in Castelminio, Italy by Didonè Comacchio Architects

 
December 2nd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Didonè Comacchio Architects

The request of the client was to achieve in a small showroom, spaces can defer as homes, so that they can show to customers, products (lighting) inserted in its own context. The project is developed along an axis in which one side overlook the various environments, characterized by color and dall’oggettisitica, and on the other a large window that dominates throughout the company showroom Linea Light. The spaces are designed to also become places for informal meetings or various corporate activities.

Image Courtesy © Didonè Comacchio Architects

Image Courtesy © Didonè Comacchio Architects

  • Architects: Didonè Comacchio Architects
  • Project: Showroom LL / / Light Village
  • Location: Castelminio of Resana TV, Italy
  • Year: 2016
  • State: Powered

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