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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.

Leonard De Vinci High School Montpellier Reconstruction in France by HELLIN-SEBBAG Architectes Associés

 
January 19th, 2018 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: HELLIN-SEBBAG Architectes Associés 

Subsequent to delivering staff housing and reception building in 2013, this autumn the Hellin-Sebbag Architectes Associés office completed the second phase of the reconstruction of this building trades high school.

The architect’s appointment comprised different scales – from urban space to furniture.

Shaded terrace that gives access to media centre, Image Courtesy © Benoit WEHRLÉ

  • Architects: HELLIN-SEBBAG Architectes Associés
  • Project: Leonard De Vinci High School Montpellier Reconstruction
  • Location: rue du Professeur Blayac, 34080 Montpellier, France
  • Photography: Benoit WEHRLÉ
  • Client: Région Occitanie
  • Surface total new surface: 12,324 m² (shon)
  • Total surface rehabilitated: 8 869 m² (shon)
  • Cost of work: 29 000 000 € ht (value october 2013)

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Ewok House in Lo Barnechea, Chile by Fones Arquitectos

 
January 18th, 2018 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Fones Arquitectos

The site is located in an area of the city marked by an irregular topography with the characteristic slopes of the mountain foothills, surrounded by dense vegetation and facing a small canyon that make views to gain a leading role.

Image Courtesy © ANTONIO AROS DOMINGUEZ

  • Architects: Fones Arquitectos
  • Project: Ewok House
  • Location: LO BARNECHEA, METROPOLITAN REGION, CHILE.
  • Photography: ANTONIO AROS DOMINGUEZ
  • Builder: SOCIR / JOSE MANUEL RAMSAY – SEBASTIAN CID
  • Built Surface: 280 M2
  • Year: 2016

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Los Altos Residence in California by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

 
January 18th, 2018 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson 

Located in an established Los Altos neighborhood, this single-family residence is a modernist reinterpretation of the Northern California ranch style home the clients desired. Nestled amongst neighboring houses and a landscape of mature trees, the residence maintains a sense of privacy and offers this young family reprieve from the bustle of daily activities.

Image Courtesy © Nic Lehoux

  • Architects: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
  • Project: Los Altos Residence
  • Location: Los Altos, California
  • Photography: Nic Lehoux
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Design Team: 
    • Design Principal: Gregory Mottola, FAIA
    • Project Manager: Laing Chung, Priya Mara, RA
    • Team Member: Joe DiNapoli, RA, Lauren Ross, Michael Waltner, RA
  • Size:

    • Main: 4,151 SF 
    • Guest: 479 SF

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iCampus in Munich, Germany by KAAN Architecten

 
January 18th, 2018 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: KAAN Architecten 

KAAN Architecten has won the competition launched by R&S Realty II, to design the facades of three new office buildings for iCampus www.icampus-muenchen.de in the Werksviertel district of Munich. Works will start in 2020 and be completed by the end of 2022.

Located in a former industrial and commercial area behind the Ostbahnhof train station, the new development strives to blend existing industrial and office buildings with a new contemporary layer, dedicated to the creative industry. The Alpha, Beta, Gamma buildings, whose structure and floorplans have been designed by RKW Architektur +, will not merely rely on standard and strict German office rules to define their architecture, but will also express transparency and encompass lofty spaces that clearly represent the creative industry of the 21st century. The facade design by KAAN Architecten will underline and support the identity of the buildings to consolidate and unite the Werksviertel aesthetic, while at the same time being iconic within its own right.

Image Courtesy © KAAN Architecten

  • Architects: KAAN Architecten (Kees Kaan, Vincent Panhuysen, Dikkie Scipio)
  • Project: iCampus
  • Location: Friedenstraße, Werksviertel, Munich (Germany)
  • Client: R&S Realty II, Munich
  • Management: RKS Ingenieurgesellschaft für Projektmanagement mbH, Munich Subsidiary
  • Design team: Jana Culek, Di Fang, Paolo Faleschini, Michael Geensen, Moritz Kuehl, Hannes Ochmann, Aldo Trim, Claudia Vermeulen, Yang Zhang
  • GFA: 13.900 sqm (Alpha building), 10.900 sqm (Beta building), 13.900 sqm (Gamma building)
  • Design: 2017
  • Start construction: 2020
  • Delivery: 2022

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7510 Zimple in New Orleans, Louisiana by OJT

 
January 18th, 2018 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: OJT

The project occupies a previously vacant parcel adjacent the clients existing home. The new home is a linked primary residence for their aging parents with a secondary rental unit. The expressed intent was to create a balance between a shared living experience between the families and a sense of autonomy. The primary unit occupies the entire ground floor, which is organized around a deeply recessed entry porch and an internal, private courtyard. Social program components — kitchen, living, dining — were position to respond to similar spaces of the existing home to create shared-use relationships. Whereas private spaces were located towards the extremities. The secondary unit occupies the street-side second floor, which is accessed from the shared entry porch, and intentionally mirrors the second-floor form of the existing home.

Image Courtesy © William Crocker

  • Architects: OJT
  • Project: 7510 Zimple
  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana USA 
  • Photography: William Crocker
  • Design Team: Robert Baddour, Rebecca X. Fitzgerald, Lauren Hickman, Kristian Mizes and Jonathan Tate.
  • Structural Engineer: Walter Zehner, Engineer
  • Area: 2,200 Square Feet
  • Year: 2016

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Shanghai LuJiaZui Exhibition Centre in China by OMA

 
January 18th, 2018 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: OMA

The Lujiazui Exhibiton Centre is located on the northern and most recent development of Shanghai Pudong, along the Huangpu River, one of the most photographed waterfronts in the world. The project site, occupying the former ‘Shanghai Shipyard’, has a long history of marine industry. The new Exhibition Centre is positioned on the ramp of a former ship cradle and provides a concentrated event space within the surrounding financial district.

Image Courtesy © OMA

  • Architects: OMA
  • Project: Shanghai LuJiaZui Exhibition Centre
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Client: LuJiaZui Central Financial District (Phase II) Development Corporation
  • Team: Paul Feeney, Vincent McIlduff, Yuye Peng, Tony Yang, with Mafalda Brandao, Thomas Brown, Gemawang Swaribathoro, Stella Tong, Mavis Wong, Shu Yang
  • Competition team:
    • Partners in charge: David Gianotten, Michael Kokora
    • Associate in charge: Paolo Caracini
    • Project Architect: Ricky Suen
  • Collaborators:

Siri House in Bangkok, Thailand by IDIN Architects

 
January 18th, 2018 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: v2com

SIRI is a renovation project of commercial building. It is used as a house and a third sister’s jewelry office. In order to serve the big family with 4 members, brothers and sisters, and the future family members, a large utility space is necessary. The site is two identical commercial buildings with narrowing inside. The design must utilize the space to give every family member a compact private area comprising of rest area, pantry, bedrooms as well as a living room with light well.

Image Courtesy © Spaceshift Studio

  • Architects: IDIN Architects
  • Project: Siri House
  • Location: Suriyawong, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Photography: Spaceshift Studio
  • Client: Suree Sirivatjanangkun
  • Architect in Charge: Jeravej Hongsakul, Wichan Kongnok, Thawin Harnboonseth
  • Interior Architect: Jureerat Korvanichakul, Sarin Rangsikanbhum
  • Structural Engineer: Pakanut Siriprasopsothorn
  • Area: 800 sq. m
  • Project Completion: 2015

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7 St. Thomas in Toronto, Canada by Hariri Pontarini Architects

 
January 18th, 2018 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: v2com

Hariri Pontarini Architects worked in close collaboration with St. Thomas Commercial Developments Inc. to design 7 St. Thomas, a building that harmonizes retail and commercial design through an inventive interplay of form and light, blending Victorian and contemporary materials to create a unified work. Six heritage townhouses are integrated into a three-storey podium, with a sinuous six-storey tower above. The development houses retail at ground level and condominium office spaces throughout, blending high design, ecological responsibility, and civic enhancement.

View looking south-east, Image Courtesy © doublespace photography

  • Architects: Hariri Pontarini Architects
  • Project: 7 St. Thomas
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Photography: doublespace photographyNorm Li
  • Interior Design Consultant: Studio Munge

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Safadasht Dual in Tehran, Iran by nextoffice

 
January 18th, 2018 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: nextoffice

Having always been a controversial issue, generation gap has widened even further today. This gap along with other cultural and social gaps have led to the belief that living in Iran is the coexistence of diverse or even contradictory lifestyles which create a heterogeneous society.

Image Courtesy © Parham Taghioff

  • Architects: nextoffice
  • Project: Safadasht Dual
  • Location: Kushk garden town, Safadasht district, towards andisheh 3way, 16th km of Karaj road, Tehran, Iran
  • Photography: Parham Taghioff, Hamoon Moghaddam, Deed Studio, Majid Jahangiri
  • Model: Sajjad Hosseini
  • Area: 1025 sqm
  • Runtime: 2014 – 2016

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Oficinas Prinzi in Montevideo, Uruguay by Cotignola Staricco Tobler

 
January 18th, 2018 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: v2com

The office functions as an element that connects and structures the compound of warehouses and sheds that are property of Prinzi S.A.

The project was commissioned by a firm engaged in the import and export of products for the meat packing industry, which wanted to relocate its offices to its distribution center set in the traditional “La Comercial” neighborhood of Montevideo, Uruguay. This is how the old industrial area became a logistics hub capable of centralizing the client’s operations.

Prinzi Offices. Facade, Image Courtesy © Marcos Guiponi

  • Architects: Cotignola  Staricco Tobler (Andrés Cotignola, Marcelo Staricco, Carolina Tobler)
  • Project: Oficinas Prinzi
  • Location: La Comercial, Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Photography: Marcos Guiponi
  • Client: Prinzi S.A.
  • Collaborators: Alberto Catañy, structural engineer
  • Budget: $US 300,000
  • Area: 500 sqm
  • Project end date: May 2017

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