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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.

Résidence Bromont in Canada By Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environnement

 
November 29th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environnement

Situated on a hill in the undulating countryside of Bromont, this secondary residence sits, between forest and clearing, at the end of a road burnished by time. The challenge consisted of evoking the vernacular architecture of the Eastern Townships while affirming the project’s contemporary nature and integrating the building into the landscape with minimal impact. The project blends with its surroundings through the simple forms of the rectangular plan and the metal gable roof.

Image Courtesy Steve Montpetit

  • Architects: Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environnement
  • Project: Résidence Bromont
  • Location: Bromont, Canada
  • Architects/designers: Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environnement
  • Partner in charge: Alexandre Blouin
  • Design team: Pascal Mailloux (Project Architect), Frédérique Beaudry
  • Engineer: Calculatec
  • Contractor: Les Constructions Denis Rioux
  • Lighting Design: Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environnement
  • Area: 2700 pi2
  • Completion date: 2012
  • Photographer: Steve Montpetit

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LanQiao Clubhouse in Rizhao, China by HHD_FUN Architects

 
November 29th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: HHD_FUN Architects

LanQiao clubhouse is located on the south part of the 2km long Shanhaitian beach park in Rizhao, east China. The 1150 square meter building includes saunas, cafe, and an outdoor swimming pool. Each facility is uniquely functioned so together can provide a complete touristic experience to its visitors.

Image Courtesy Zhenfei Wang, Chenggui Wang

  • Architects: HHD_FUN Architects
  • Project: LanQiao Clubhouse
  • Location: Rizhao, China
  • Photography: Zhenfei Wang, Chenggui Wang
  • Interior: HHD_FUN
  • LDI: HHD & XinChao Design
  • Civil Engineer: H&J International
  • Façade Consultant: FUDA

Inhabitable Sculpture in Montreal, Canada By Jean-Maxime Labrecque

 
November 29th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Jean-Maxime Labrecque

The “inhabitable sculpture” project, which received two awards at the Grands prix du design 2011, is the result of four years of work executed by numerous fabrication and installation teams. Two premises were established by the client at the beginning of the project: “a space that people will find cold” and “living in an art gallery.” All designers hope, sooner or later, to obtain such a commission, which enables them to avoid subjecting their work to the obvious sacrosanct “warmth” obtained through wood.

Image Courtesy Frédéric Bouchard

  • Architects: Jean-Maxime Labrecque
  • Project: Inhabitable Sculpture
  • Location: Montreal, Canada
  • Photo Credit: Frédéric Bouchard

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The Matchbox House in Ann Arbor, Michigan by Bureau for Architecture and Urbanism

 
November 29th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Bureau for Architecture and Urbanism

The wooded site location became the beginning point for the concept of this project. The house was meant to read as if it were dropped into the woods and therefore different than the natural landscape but not dominant over it. The design was kept very minimal and simple: in elevation it is the classic 4 sided house with a 45 degree roof. To further illustrate this idea, the house was raised on a concrete plinth that is inset from the footprint of the house, thereby emphasizing the bottom two corners which help articulate the houses edges and the fact that it is this object that is placed within these woods.

Main front entry facades : Image Courtesy Steve Maylone

Secret House in Shuwaikh, Kuwait by AGi architects

 
November 29th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: AGi architects

The owners of this land located in Shuwaikh, to the northeast Kuwait City , are a young couple and their three children, who have a close relationship with European and American culture.

Aware of the potential of a site located in a prime location overlooking the “skyline” of the city and concerned about the limitations of his former residence, decided to build another house that would improve their life quality, placing it on the same site as the old.

Image Courtesy AGi architects

  • Architects: AGi architects
  • Project: Secret House
  • Location: Shuwaikh, Kuwait
  • Type: Housing | 2.600 m2
  • Date: 2007-2010
  • Client: Private
  • Cost: Confidential
  • DesignTeam: Nasser B. Abulhasan, Joaquin Pérez-Goicoechea
  • Architectural team: Bruno Gomes, Raquel Soeiro, Sharifa Alshalfan, Hanan Alkouh, Daniel Muñoz, José Ángel del Campo
  • Engineering: Babu Ibrahim, Walead Fawzy El Demdash
  • Draftings: Robert Varguese, Naseeba Shaji, Abdul Hafiz Mohammed
  • Interior Design: AGi architects – Supplier: Gunni & Trentino

Spiral Shaped Library in Amsterdam, The Netherlands By Studio Dave Keune

 
November 29th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Studio Dave Keune

In collaboration with EB Ontwerp, Studio Dave Keune Designed and realized a library for primary school Fiep Westendorp. It was our goal to create an environment that excites and tempts the children to read books again despite these digital days. The result is spiral shaped bookshelves that curl through the space. The spiral starts high and slopes down while making its turns.

Image Courtesy Raoul Kramer

  • Architects: Studio Dave Keune
  • Project: Spiral Shaped Library
  • Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Project: Fiep Bieb
  • Client: OB Fiep Westendorp.
  • Interior concept Design: EB ontwerp & studio Dave Keune
  • Interior design and realization: EB ontwerp & studio Dave Keune
  • Project start date: April 2011
  • Project completion: June 2011
  • Site area: 50 square meters
  • Photographer: Raoul Kramer
  • Software used:  Created the library with Rhinoceros.Did not use Grasshopper to create the top – every part was rotated by hand and then made flat for the cnc mill.Because you can’t create a 3d surface with flat plywooden pieces we forced every top part a bit into the top flow.

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BBK Sarriko Centre in Bilbao, Spain by ACXT

 
November 28th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: ACXT

The BBK Sarriko Centre is a residential building that combines two different uses: retirement homes and social flats for young people. The design had to be flexible and able to accommodate changes throughout the life of the building, since the client wants accommodation for young people to be the predominant use of the building in the future.

Image Courtesy Aitor Ortiz / ACXT

  • Architects: ACXT
  • Project: BBK Sarriko Centre
  • Location: Bilbao, Spain
  • Client: BBK
  • Project Architect: Javier Aja
  • Architects: Elena Sa Marques, Beatriz Pagoaga
  • Project Management: Patxi Sánchez
  • Costs: Fco. Javier Ruiz de Prada, Ziortza Bardeci
  • Structures: Cristina Hernando, Miguel Á. Corcuera, Mª del Mar Mayo
  • Facilities: Álvaro Gutiérrez-Cabello
  • Enviromental Engineering: Iñigo Aguirre
  • Lighting: Mikel Fernández de las Heras
  • Photopraphs: Aitor Ortiz / ACXT

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Kuwait Children’s Hospital in Kuwait City by AGi architects

 
November 28th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: AGi architects

AIMS of the project

  • Provide patients and families throughout the region with easy access to specialty care
  • Build programs that set national standards for quality
  • Provide the best possible service to families and referring physicians
  • Develop the next generation of health-care leaders through its teaching programs
  • Conduct research that contributes to the prevention, treatment and elimination of diseases that affect children
  • Preserve the organization’s financial health, while keeping the promise to provide care regardless of a family’s ability to pay
  • Create sustainable urban, social and environmental development context.

Image Courtesy AGi architects

  • Architects: AGi architects
  • Project: Kuwait Children’s Hospital
  • Location: Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • Type: Hospital | 14.000 – 40.000 sqm
  • Date: 2009
  • Client: Ministry of Health, Kuwait

Central Plaza Chiang Rai in Thailand by Shma Company Limited

 
November 28th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Shma Company Limited

Being the first up-scale shopping mall in Chiang Rai, Central Plaza provides a generous outdoor space for the public to enjoy. Our proposal presents this space as a cultural plaza and park that embraces native culture and identity with various activities to enrich local suburban life.

Image Courtesy © Wison Tungthanya

  • Architects: Shma Company Limited
  • Project: Central Plaza Chiang Rai
  • Location: Chiang Rai, Thailand
  • Photography: Wison Tungthanya
  • Design Director: Prapan Napawongdee
  • Landscape Architect: Chanon Wangkachonkiat
  • Client& Developer:  Central Pattana Public Company Limited.
  • Project Type : Retail
  • Site Area : 7,780 sqm.
  • Completion Year : 2011

Head Road 1816 in Fresnaye, Cape Town by SAOTA

 
November 28th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: SAOTA

The clients required a four bedroom home for their young family, the design of which had to encapsulate all the qualities of luxury open-plan living while still providing a homely environment.

The practicalities of the site – steepness and town planning restrictions – were key initial drivers in determining the parameters available. The narrow proportion of the property also necessitated the careful consideration of privacy and bedroom accommodation, which is set back from the street or suitably screened.

Image Courtesy © Adam Letch

  • Architects: SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects
  • Project: Head Road 1816
  • Location: Fresnaye, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Photography: Adam Letch
  • Project Team: Philip Olmesdahl, Stefan Antoni, Tamaryn Hammond & Mark Bullivant
  • Interior Decor: Maxine Olmesdahl
  • Completion Date: 2011
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