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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.

Chipinque – Apartment Renovation in Mexico by Jakob Gomez

 
May 15th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Jakob Gomez 

Monterrey is well known for its imposing-scale mountains. Located in Chipinque, part of the Sierra Madre Oriental, this project offers unique panoramic views of the valley and the surrounding nature.

Built in the 70s the building complex was intended to provide affordable housing in the area. With only 61 square meters (~657 sqft) the goal was to update the nearly 40-year old concrete structure by reorganizing the layout and rethinking natural light, materials and finishes.

Image Courtesy © GroovyChaos

Image Courtesy © GroovyChaos

  • Architects: Jakob Gomez
  • Project: Chipinque – Apartment Renovation
  • Location: Chipinque,  Mexico
  • Photography: GroovyChaos
  • Collaboration: Karla Aurora González Villarreal , Melissa G. Soto , Tatiana Posadas

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Broadway Housing in Santa Monica, CA by KEVIN DALY ARCHITECTS

 
May 15th, 2014 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: KEVIN DALY ARCHITECTS

The objective of this housing project is to provide low income families that work on the Westside of Los Angeles with affordable housing that is both environmentally and economically sustainable. The design clusters economical, repeatable housing blocks around the canopy of an existing shade tree.

Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan

Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan

  • Architects: KEVIN DALY ARCHITECTS
  • Project: Broadway Housing
  • Location: Santa Monica, CA, USA
  • Photography: Iwan Baan
  • Completion Date (Month and Year): November 2012
  • Gross square footage: 33,225 sf
  • Total construction cost: $10,900,000
  • Owner: Community Corporation of Santa Monica
  • Architectural Team: Kevin Daly, principal-in-charge, Tom Perkins, Project Manager, Kody Kellogg, Jason Pytko, Gretchen Stoecker, RA, Jared Ward, RA
  • Structural Engineer: John Labib & Associates
  • Mechanical Engineer & Plumbing: TK1SC
  • Electrical Engineer: FBA Engineering
  • Civil Engineer: Paller-Roberts Engineering
  • Landscape: Dry Design, Inc.
  • Acoustical: Davy + Associates
  • Owner’s Rep: SL Leonard & Associates
  • General contractor: Ruiz Brothers

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Public Library of A.& M. Miskiniai in Utena, Lithuania by 4PLIUS architects

 
May 14th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: 4PLIUS architects

The idea behind this project was simple and symbolic at the same time: books, the essence of knowledge, communication and cultural tradition. As the function of a public library requires, it is open to everyone – and that is why the shape of a transparent cube, a shining body at night has been chosen. As if books follow the precept of the first Lithuanian book inviting “take me and read me”…

Image Courtesy © R.Urbakavicius

Image Courtesy © R.Urbakavicius

  • Architects: 4PLIUS architects (Donaldas Trainauskas , Darius Baliukevicius)
  • Project: Public Library of A.& M. Miskiniai
  • Location: Utena, Lithuania
  • Photography: R.Urbakavicius
  • Constructor: Vytas Merkevicius
  • Area: 3.500 sqm
  • Year: 2008

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Lingzidi Bridge in Shangzhou, China by Rural Urban Framework (RUF)

 
May 14th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Rural Urban Framework (RUF)

As part of the country’s urbanisation scene, China’s infrastructure construction leads to myriad consequences that significantly impact not only the economic conditions of the respective locality, but also its existing social matrices. One example, highway infrastructure, undoubtedly brings to remote areas increased accessibility and new employment opportunities. Yet at the same time, this top-down planning approach often overlooks the specific needs of the local area. Construction of a new highway in southern Shaanxi Province required the destruction of hundreds of local bridges. This project involves the design of a pedestrian bridge in Lingzidi Village to service the disrupted network.

Image Courtesy ©  Rural Urban Framework (RUF)

Image Courtesy © Rural Urban Framework (RUF)

  • Architects: Rural Urban Framework (RUF)
  • Project: Lingzidi Bridge
  • Location: Shangzhou, China
  • Photography: Rural Urban Framework (RUF)
  • Design Team: Joshua Bolchover, John Lin
  • COMMISSIONING DONOR:World Vision
  • ADDITIONAL DONORS: Luke Him Sau Charitable Trust
  • PROJECT COLLABORATOR: Winview Building Materials & Services Co., Ltd.
  • Project manager: Maggie K Y Ma
  • Project team: Jeffery Huang, Mark Kingsley, Kwan Kwok Ying, Wendy Huang
  • Commission Date: June 2012
  • Completion Date: September 2012
  • Size: 65 m2
  • Cost: 27,000 USD (170,000 RMB)
  • Unit Cost: 400 USD/sqm (2,600 RMB/sqm)

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Jeju Ball in South Korea by Kengo Kuma & Associates

 
May 14th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Kengo Kuma & Associates

When I visited Jeju Island for the first time, I was so much inspired by this dark, porous volcanic rock and wanted to translate its soft and round touch into architecture. As the result, the entire house emerged as a round black stone. From distance, the house appears like a single pebble and when you are close, you notice that many parts of the house are of the black stone.

Image Courtesy © Kengo Kuma & Associates

Image Courtesy © Kengo Kuma & Associates

  • Architects: Kengo Kuma & Associates (Makoto Shirahama, Satoshi Adachi, SooYeon Kahng, Hiroaki Saito (CG))
  • Project: Jeju Ball
  • Location: Jeju, South Korea
  • LOCAL ARCHITECT: DA GROUP Urban Design & Architecture Co., Ltd.
  • Collaborator: Window Frame: EAGON WINDOWS & DOORS CO., LTD.
  • Contractor: LOTTE Engineering & Construction
  • Interior Construction: KINGSMEN Korea

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Jim Beam® American Stillhouse in Clermont, Kentucky by Barnette Bagely Architects

 
May 14th, 2014 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation

Metal Sales™ metal roof and wall panels outfit the LEED® Gold certified Jim Beam American Stillhouse and Distillery in Clermont, KY. The Stillhouse showcases Jim Beam’s bourbon-making process by hosting tours in a sustainable and visually appealing facility.

The facility’s design unites Jim Beam’s family tradition, company history and commitment to sustainability with more than 31,000 square feet of Metal Sales products.

Image Courtesy © Barnette Bagely Architects

Image Courtesy © Barnette Bagely Architects

  • Architects: Barnette Bagely Architects
  • Project: Jim Beam® American Stillhouse
  • Location: Clermont, Kentucky
  • Manufacturer: Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation

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SCHOOL COMPLEX BUFFON in Roubaix, France by TANK ARCHITECTES

 
May 14th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: TANK ARCHITECTES 

The school complex Buffon is the rehabilitation and extension of existing school equipment, dating from the seventies and combining nursery and elementary schools, respecting German label Passivhaus. The project redefined the new unit around a sweet and sensitive materiality favoring the use of wood and prefabrication. The project balances between opening towards the popular district around and Child Protection within the school. Spaces are requalified to offer a generous relationship outside.

Image Courtesy © Julien Lanoo

Image Courtesy © Julien Lanoo

  • Architects: TANK ARCHITECTES (Olivier Camus & Lydéric Veauvy)
  • Project: SCHOOL COMPLEX BUFFON
  • Location: Roubaix, France
  • Photography: Julien Lanoo
  • Collaborating architect: Franck Landrot, TANK ARCHITECTES
  • Completion date: Delivered december 2011
  • Site area: 5 560 sqm
  • Construction area: 4 160 sqm
  • Cost: 9.5 M € HT
  • Materials of façade: wood

Collaboration

  • General contractor: Ramery Bâtiment

Engineering studies

  • Structure: Most
  • Engineering: Sodeg Ingénierie
  • Kitchens: Beha Legrand
  • Sustainable: dvlpt  Solener

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THE DANISH ARMED FORCES in Aalborg, Denmark by ADEPT

 
May 14th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source:  ADEPT

ADEPT, together with COWI engineers, local Aalborg NORD Arkitekter and GHB Landscape Architects, are behind the winning proposal for an innovative and sustainable building strategy for the Aalborg Barracks. The project includes 9.000 m2 of new buildings planned for completion in 2016.

Image Courtesy ©  ADEPT / doug&wolf

Image Courtesy © ADEPT / doug&wolf

  • Architects: ADEPT
  • Project: THE DANISH ARMED FORCES
  • Location: Aalborg, Denmark
  • Photography: ADEPT / doug & wolf, ADEPT
  • Software used: Adobe Creative Suite  CC, Sketchup 2014,  Vray 2.0 and Autocad LT 2014

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Campagneplein ‘Sky’, Twente University in Enschede, Netherlands by arons en gelauff architecten

 
May 14th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: arons en gelauff architecten

These two student dormitories – a courtyard building in the forest and a high-rise building with a climbing wall – stand on the campus of Enschede University in the East of the Netherlands. Thanks to a functional mix of housing, study and leisure and the arrangement of the buildings as solitaires in the landscape, the university compound from the 1950’s is one of the few real campuses in the Netherlands.

Image Courtesy ©   Jeroen Musch

Image Courtesy © Jeroen Musch

  • Architects: arons en gelauff architecten
  • Project: Campagneplein ‘Sky’, Twente University
  • Location: Enschede, Netherlands
  • Photography: Jeroen Musch
  • Design period: 2005 -2007
  • Construction period: 2006 – 2008
  • Completion September: 2008
  • Client Housing association: De Veste, Ommen
  • Architectural team: Arjan van der Weide, Menno Mekes, Arjan Pot, Aldrik, Stegenga, Thomas Krarup, Mahir Dündar, Oliver Rasche.
  • Contractor: Plegt-Vos Oost, Oldenzaal
  • Installation contractor: Loohuis installatietechnieken, Tubbergen
  • Architectural engineer: Bartels Ingenieurs voor Bouw & Infra, Enschede
  • Building physics: Nelissen Ingenieursbureau bv, Eindhoven
  • Installation engineer: Nelissen Ingenieursbureau bv, Eindhoven
  • Programme: student hosuing, commercial space
  • Residential space: 87 student housing apartments
  • Commercial space: 1.260m² commercial space
  • Building volume: 16,840 m³
  • Building area: 5,027 m²
  • Residential area: 2,774 m²
  • Total site area: 1,232 m²
  • Built site area: 1,232 m²

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28th Street Apartments in Los Angeles, California by Koning Eizenberg Architecture, Inc.

 
May 14th, 2014 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Koning Eizenberg Architecture, Inc. 

This project restored a 1926 YMCA building, designed by noted African American architect Paul R. Williams and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and added a new five-story building at the rear of the existing structure.

Image Courtesy © Eric Staudenmaier

Image Courtesy © Eric Staudenmaier

  • Architects: Koning Eizenberg Architecture, Inc.
  • Project: 28th Street Apartments
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Photography: Eric Staudenmaier
  • Architectural Conservator: Williams Art Conservation, Inc.
  • Construction Manager: AMJ Construction
  • Contractor: Alpha Construction Co., Inc.
  • Engineer – Structural: Parker Resnick Structural Engineers

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