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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.

AL Apartment in Mexico City by MAPmx Studio

 
March 14th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: MAPmx Studio 

MAPmx Studio inserts wooden object into residential apartment.

Mexico City practice, MAPmx has completed a residential interior in the northwest area of Mexico City. The strategy for the design of the 360 sqm apartment was to place a wooden piece into the main space. This element inside of the unit, divides the space into half creating separated areas for public and private program. Living, dining and study are concave, while leaving private areas convex. Service spaces such as kitchen, laundry and service bedroom are the only program located outside of the concave/ convex object, they join part of the perimeter of the apartment.

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo

  • Architects: MAPmx Studio
  • Project: AL Apartment
  • Location: Mexico City
  • Photography: Rafael Gamo
  • Team: Isaac Michan, Narciso Martínez
  • Construction area: 360sqm
  • Project year: 2015

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Clara & Robert in Dusseldorf Derendorf, Germany by slapa oberholz pszczulny I architekten

 
March 14th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: slapa oberholz pszczulny I architekten 

On a corner plot of the former Uhlan barracks in the Derendorf district of Dusseldorf stands the building ensemble Clara & Robert, by slapa oberholz pszczulny architekten, which links the two new buildings with the historical Saarhaus.

The Wilhelmine barracks, erected in 1890 and currently among the largest remaining barracks facilities in the Rhineland, were given new life through comprehensive renovation and expansion. The Clara & Robert office complex builds on the location’s architectural history, while the preservation of the expressive Saarhaus, which is being integrated into one of the new buildings, restores the link to the former barracks.

Image Courtesy © sop architekten, krischerfotografie

  • Architects: slapa oberholz pszczulny I architekten
  • Project: Clara & Robert 
  • Location: Dusseldorf Derendorf, Germany
  • Photography: sop architekten, krischerfotografie
  • Developer: die developer Projektentwicklung GmbH
  • Team: Jurek M. Slapa, Jürgen Kowald, Daniel Kohlmeyer, Frank Ostrowski, Irene Lening
  • GFA: ca. 19,000 m²
  • Completion: End of 2015

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Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec in Canada by Ceragres

 
March 12th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: v2com

The Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec (OIIQ) traded its Westmount offices for a building that is better suited to their needs in Montréal’s Angus Technopôle. The architectural firm Lemay aimed for a design that is completely suited to the OIIQ’s activities, values and contribution to the health sector. This project, with its innovative building materials, follows the principles of sustainable development.

Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec building, Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

  • Manufacturer: Ceragres
  • Project: Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec
  • Location: Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Photography: Adrien Williams
  • Architects: Lemay
  • Product: Ceramic Ventilated Cladding
  • Surface of cladding: 13,000 pi2
  • Year: 2014

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Revitalization of STAT Search Analytics’ Office in Vancouver, Canada by DIALOG

 
March 12th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: v2com

With tech organizations such as Google, Microsoft, and Hootsuite designing offices to entice top tech savvy professionals, how does a young tech firm create an office space to attract top talent without breaking the bank? DIALOG’s Vancouver interior design team recently stepped up to transform the new office of Railtown’s newest up-and-coming tech firm, STAT Search Analytics.

Image Courtesy © Ema Peter

  • Architects: DIALOG
  • Project: Revitalization of STAT Search Analytics’ Office
  • Location: Vancouver, Canada
  • Photography: Ema Peter

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Complexe Aquatique de Laval in Canada by NFOE / HCMA consortium

 
March 12th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: v2com

The NFOE / HCMA consortium, comprised of NFOE et associés architectes from Montreal and HCMA Architecture + Design from Vancouver, announced that it has been awarded the Complexe Aquatique de Laval through a juried design competition. The design, which was unanimously selected from four finalists, was unveiled to the public at a ceremony held on January 18th in Laval, Quebec.

“We are tremendously honored by the opportunity to further explore and develop aquatic architecture on this special site in Laval,” says Darryl Condon, Principal Designer for this project and Managing Principal at HCMA.

Vue aérienne, Image Courtesy © Ville de Laval

  • Architects: NFOE / HCMA consortium
  • Project: Complexe Aquatique de Laval
  • Location: Terry-Fox Avenue, intersection with Édouard-Montpetit Street, Laval, Quebec, Canada
  • Photography: City of Laval
  • Client: City of Laval
  • Principal Designer (HCMA): Darryl Condon
  • Sponsoring Architect (NFOE): Rafie Sossanpour
  • Project Manager (NFOE): Christine Hudon
  • Landscape Architecture: Projet Paysage Inc.
  • LEED Architect: Éco-Architecture Inc.
  • Mechanical and Electrical Engineers: Dupras Ledoux Inc.
  • Structure and Civil Engineers: Les services exp inc.
  • Certified Estimator (NFOE): Richard McGregor

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Projet d’aménagement du Littoral de in Casablanca, Morocco by Lemay + Geodata Group

 
March 12th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: v2com

Lemay has won the prestigious international competition to redesign the corniches of Morocco’s Casablanca coast, which include the new seaside promenade of the Hassan II Mosque and the Ain Diab corniche. This win reinforces Lemay’s international presence and once again showcases Quebec’s creativity and design abroad.

“This new achievement confirms our exceptional expertise in integrated design as well as the international demand for a design offering that directly impacts communities’ current and future well-being,” said Louis T. Lemay, president and excellence facilitator.

Gateway to the Hassan II Mosque seaside promenade , Image Courtesy © Lemay

  • Architects: Lemay + Geodata Group
  • Project: Projet d’aménagement du Littoral de
  • Location: Casablanca, Morocco
  • Client name: La Société CASABLANCA AMÉNAGEMENT SA
  • Engineers: GEODATA
  • Architecture and landscape architecture: Lemay
  • Project director: René Hubert
  • Project team: Alexandre Lapierre, Bodnar Charlotte, Bourdages Jean-Sébastien, Dewez Raphaël, Ferland Pierre-Olivier, Lacoste Sophie, Lafrance Hugo, Lapierre Alexandre, Lauzon Michel, Lavallée Audrey, Légaré Alexis, Mayano-Vinet Eloi, Migneault Réal, Molaison-Houde Pier-Alexandre, Parent Marie-Ève, Piché Karen, St-Pierre Lucie, Tamine Jean-Pierre, Wang Kevin
  • Cost of work: 200,000,000 Dirhams (equivalent to $26M CDN)
  • Project area: 5 linear km
  • Start date: April 2017
  • End date: July 2018

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Délices Érable & Cie in Quebec, Canada by Provencher_Roy

 
March 12th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: v2com

Montreal boutique Délices Érable & Cie, designed by Provencher_Roy’s interior design division, won an award at the 10thedition of the Grands Prix du Design, the gala ceremony that celebrates excellence in design and architecture in Québec. Nominated in the Commercial Space, 1,600–5,400 sq. ft. category, the Délices Érable & Cie project was selected by the jury, among other things, for “avoiding the easy route of ostentatious boldness” and for a design that strikes “the right balance between rustic retro and urban modernity.”

Image Courtesy © Yves Lefebvre

  • Architects: Provencher_Roy
  • Project: Délices Érable & Cie
  • Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Photography: Yves Lefebvre
  • Client: Citadelle – Maple Syrup Producers’ Cooperative
  • Partner in charge: Pascale Vaillancourt, Designer, Partner
  • Architecture: Caroline Roberge
  • Project Management: Citadelle and Alain Bergeron
  • Project Branding: Citadelle and Stéphane Breault, Image Franchise Consultant
  • Construction Management: Martin Dubois, Rampa
  • Design team:
    • Paul William Francoeur, Designer
    • Mélanie Caron, Designer
    • Juliane Camirand, Designer
  • Area: 302 m2
  • Year: 2016

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Pargas Maritime Limestone Landscape in Finland by Schauman & Nordgren Architects and Schauman Arkkitehdit Oy

 
March 12th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Schauman & Nordgren Architects and Schauman Arkkitehdit Oy

SCHAUMAN & NORDGREN ARCHITECTS and SCHAUMAN ARKKITEHDIT are announced winners of the invited masterplan competition for the transformation of waterfront area of Pargas in Finland. The jury awarded the proposal “Pargas Maritime Limestone Landscape” a first prize

The city of Pargas is developing the area of the existing guest harbour in the southern centre of the city – Malmstrand beach – into an attractive living room for the inhabitants as well as a high class harbour with services. At the end of 2016 the city invited three teams to develop a long term vision for the harbour front. The assignment was to find a logical and natural, but at the same time an innovative solution for how the area could become a functional and aesthetically pleasing environment. Together the functions and activities were supposed to create an inviting entity that strengthens the character of Pargas small scale cityscape, while at the same time emphasizing its maritime identity. The proposals were to introduce a solution for how to the functions, such as a hotel. harbour office, sauna, beach promenades, playgrounds, car parking and beach could be integrated into a coherent and strong entity.

Image Courtesy © Schauman & Nordgren Architects and Schauman Arkkitehdit

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Apple Park in Cupertino, California by Foster + Partners

 
March 12th, 2017 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Foster + Partners

Apple today announced that Apple Park, the company’s new 175-acre campus, will be ready for employees to begin occupying in April. The process of moving more than 12,000 people will take over six months, and construction of the buildings and parklands is scheduled to continue through the summer.

Envisioned by Steve Jobs as a center for creativity and collaboration, Apple Park is transforming miles of asphalt sprawl into a haven of green space in the heart of the Santa Clara Valley. The campus’ ring-shaped, 2.8 million-square-foot main building is clad entirely in the world’s largest panels of curved glass.

Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: Apple Park
  • Location: Cupertino, California, USA

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Woodard Residence in Memphis, Tennessee by Archimania

 
March 12th, 2017 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Archimania

Woodard Residence is a personal residence for a developer on an unused piece of land left from his recently completed mixed-use development. The clients sought to be tucked away from activity, but maintain views of the Mississippi River and the downtown Memphis skyline.

Image Courtesy © Hank Mardukas

  • Architects: Archimania
  • Project: Woodard Residence
  • Location: Memphis, Tennessee, USA
  • Photography: Hank Mardukas

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