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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.

The Wedge House in Athens, Greece by schema architecture & engineering

 
August 16th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Schema Architecture & Engineering

The Wedge house is a custom-built single family home located in the northern suburbs of Athens, in the mountainous and full of pine trees area of Penteli, named Drafi. The site is quite distinctive and has many challenging features. The main complexity is the steep terrain with an almost 20-meter-height-difference from one side of the site to the other. The virtually vertical cliffs on both edges made access very difficult, so when a mild inclined surface appeared in the middle of the site it was quite inevitable that the house would be situated there.

Image Courtesy © Nikos Alexopoulos

  • Architects: Schema Architecture & Engineering
  • Project: The Wedge House
  • Location: Drafi, Athens, Greece
  • Photography: Nikos Alexopoulos, Marianna Athanasiadou
  • Design Team: George Iliadis Zoe Roussou (Interior)
  • Structural Engineer: Christos Stavrogiannis
  • Mechanical Engineer: Antonis Togkas
  • Area: 350 m2
  • Year: 2017

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Mororó House in São Paulo, Brazil by studio mk27

 
August 16th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Studio mk27

The Mororó House is in a mountainous region, 180 km from the city of São Paulo, known for its low temperatures. The architecture sought to create generous internal spaces for the cold days, such as, for example, a cozy living room and an enclosed bathhouse with a pool, where the views can be appreciated while being protected by a skin of glass.

Image Courtesy © fernando guerra

  • Architects: Studio mk27 (marcio kogan, maria cristina motta)
  • Project: Mororó House
  • Location: campos de jordão, sp brazil
  • Photography: Fernando Guerra
  • Tnterior Design: Diana Radomysler
  • Team: Carlos costa, carolina castroviejo, elisa friedmann,  laura guedes mariana simas,  mauro augusto,  oswaldo pessano, pedro ribeiro, rafael costa
  • Site Area: 17.800 sqm
  • Built Area: 730 sqm

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Tech901 in Memphis, Tennessee by Archimania

 
August 16th, 2017 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Archimania

Tech901, a nonprofit organization, trains new tech workers to take on the diverse challenges of the IT industry and provide growth resources for local employers. They required a new space for collaboration, capable of adapting to serve multiple functions related to the information technology industry.

Image Courtesy © Hank Mardukas

  • Architects: Archimania
  • Project: Tech901
  • Location: Memphis, Tennessee, USA
  • Photography: Hank Mardukas
  • Construction Cost: $702,997 or $143/sf.
  • Building Area: 4,930 sf.

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Casa di Luce in Dallas, Texas by Morrison Dilworth + Walls

 
August 16th, 2017 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Morrison Dilworth + Walls

Casa di Luce is a single-family house located in the Turtle Creek section of Dallas and comprises 3,226 air-conditioned square feet on two levels. The house is constructed on an irregularly-shaped, 8,075 square foot site with significant topography.

The size and shape of the site, as well as the presence of grand oak tree, presented challenges that greatly influenced the design of the house and its surroundings.

Image Courtesy © Morrison Dilworth + Walls

  • Architects: Morrison Dilworth + Walls
  • Project: Casa di Luce
  • Location: Dallas, Texas, USA
  • Software used: AutoCAD, SketchUp

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Nieuw Bergen in Eindhoven, The Netherlands by MVRDV

 
August 16th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: MVRDV

Nieuw Bergen is set to become a unique part of the city centre of Eindhoven and combines the values of renovated and transformed buildings with new constructions. The urban strategy applied here is based on the knowledge and innovation necessary for establishing a sustainable, pleasant and dynamic living environment for future residents. The design approach echoes Eindhoven’s status as a city of technology, design and knowledge. Nieuw Bergen will get a hyper-modern feel and continues the informal character of the Bergen neighbourhood.

The area around Deken van Someren Street is set to become sustainable and high quality residences, Image Courtesy © MVRDV

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: Nieuw Bergen
  • Location: Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • Client: SDK Vastgoed (VolkerWessels)
  • Size and Programme: Mixed-use, 28,700m2 with 242 apartments (sale and rental), 1,700 m2 commercial units, 270m2 Urban farming and underground parking
  • Design: MVRDV – Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs, Nathalie de Vries
  • Design Team: Jacob van Rijs, Frans de Witte with Fedor Bron, Mick van Gemert, Mark van den Ouden, Ronald Kam and Daniele Zonta
  • Visualization: Antonio Luca Coco, Kirill Emelianov, Tomaso Maschietti, Massimiliano Marzoli and Davide Calabro

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Centre de formation EDF « Campus Saclay » – Plateau de Saclay in France by ecdm Architectes

 
August 16th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: ecdm Architectes

Rural Urbanism 

The completion of a building in the planning project of Saclay Paris is a unique opportunity to be one of the markers of the future center of excellence established on the plateau. The uniqueness of the site, and it’s present and future characteristics, make it an interesting emerging area.

Image Courtesy © ecdm Architectes

  • Architects: ecdm Architectes
  • Project: Centre de formation EDF « Campus Saclay » – Plateau de Saclay
  • Location: Saclay, France

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The Pavilion in Madrid, Spain by THE NORMAN FOSTER FOUNDATION

 
August 13th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: THE NORMAN FOSTER FOUNDATION

Norman Foster and the Trustees of the non-profit Norman Foster Foundation today announced that this new independent institution for interdisciplinary research, education, and projects in the fields of architecture, design, and urbanism will open its headquarters in Madrid in June 2017.

Image Courtesy © Luis Asín

  • Architects: THE NORMAN FOSTER FOUNDATION (Design studio of the Norman Foster Foundation – Norman Foster,David Delgado, Raúl Gómez and Jorge López)
  • Project: The Pavilion
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: Luis Asín
  • Local collaborating architect: Miguel Kreisler, Ángel Jaramillo – BAUproyectos SLP – Spain
  • Structural engineer: Juan de la Torre – Euteca Proyectos y Estructuras SLP – Spain
  • MEP engineer: Rafael Úrculo – R. Urculo Ingenieros Consultores SA – Spain
  • Quantity surveyor: Javier Martín – Arquitec SL Spain
  • Façade consultant: James O’Callaghan – Eckersley O’Callaghan Ltd – UK
  • Envelope consultant: ENAR Envolventes Arquitectónicas SL – Spain

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Recordati Office by Boytorun Architects

 
August 13th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Boytorun Architects

Boytorun Architects which is founded by Architects Yudum Boytorun and Semih Boytorun, offers to make a spacious space in Turkish Head Office of Recordati.

Boytorun Architects has positioned the units such as core, WC, IT etc. in the heart of the general setting and the office areas on the frontage at the Recordati Office with an area of 1500 m2, which spreads out on two storeys at the Maslak Building Office. Besides the use of transparent partitions in the manager rooms and meeting rooms as well as the inclusion of exposed working spaces along with the working areas in the office setting make the Recordati Office more spacious. Impressive spots are created with the local use of corporate colour of the company, in the project which has a modern and flexible design.

Image Courtesy © Boytorun Architects

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Redux House in Bragança Paulista, Brazil by studio mk27

 
August 13th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: studio mk27

“Suzana only thinks of the house, she is in love with it”. Suzana’s ex-husband cannot get it out of his mind that the new house – conceived by them both – meant the end of his marriage. The ex-husband’s jealous looks are meant for nobody else other than the straight and modern lines, “cold, tedious and without life”. While images pass through the architecture he distills his fear of the construction and elaborates about the new life that Suzana will be enjoying at that place. “Where is Suzana now?” She couldn’t be in any other place except that house, where Suzana’s love is so transparent.

Image Courtesy © fernando guerra

  • Architects: studio mk27 (marcio kogan + samanta cafardo)
  • Project: Redux House
  • Location: Bragança Paulista, Brazil
  • Photography: Fernando Guerra 
  • Interiors: Studio mk27 (Diana Radomysler)
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Author: Marcio kogan
  • Co-author: Samanta cafardo
  • Interiors: Diana radomysler
  • Project team: beatriz meyer, Carlos costa Laura guedes Mariana Ruzante, Mariana simas Oswaldo Pessano, Suzana glogowski, Henrique bustamante

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Ilôt Poste Weiss, ZAC Châteaucreux à ST-ETIENNE in France by ecdm Architectes

 
August 13th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: ecdm Architectes

Contribute to a new polarity in the landscape 

Located across from the St. Etienne station on the Esplanade de France, the influence of the intervention at the heart of the BIA Châteaucreux is a link between neighborhoods and horizon lines, a low point in the topography of St. Etienne in front of a preferred route to the city center. Combined with the scale of the project and the symbolic value of the program, This unique location gives the project a special status in the construction of the city. The project subscribes to the contemporary idea of the construction of the city that leads to the creation of rhythms, of multipurpose spaces contributing to the realization of a less linear environment, able to evolve and mutate. The goal is to embed the large commercial component of the neighbourhood in a more complex urban dynamic, made of interlocking assemblies essential to any large and vibrant city. Thus, the project offers an open floor plan, initiating continuity and affiliations, creating links between polarity and panoramas, hills and plains, lower and upper town.

Image Courtesy © ecdm Architectes

  • Architects: ecdm Architectes
  • Project: Ilôt Poste Weiss, ZAC Châteaucreux à ST-ETIENNE
  • Location: ST-ETIENNE, France
  • Software used: Autocad, SketchUp, Rhino, Adobe CS

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