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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.

House with Gardens and Roofs in Hamamatsu, Japan by ARII IRIE Architects

 
April 25th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: ARII IRIE Architects

The house is located in Hamamatsu, a city located on the southern coast of Central Japan, known for its warm climate. The house is a detached extension of an existing house built in 1983. Our aim was to create a whole, old and new altogether rather than emphasizing the contrast between the two. Linear volumes stretching in the east-west direction, spread over the site leaving spaces in between, which are terraces and gardens. The group of roofs of the new volumes relate to that of the existing house, creating a sense of continuation between old and new.

Image Courtesy © Daici Ano

  • Architects: ARII IRIE Architects (Atsuo Arii)
  • Project: House with Gardens and Roofs
  • Location: Hamamatsu, Japan
  • Photography: Daici Ano
  • Structural Design: Mika Araki
  • Contractor: Sugiuragumi
  • Area: 125.8m2
  • Year: 2016

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Public Library and Socio-Cultural Center in Aduanas, Spain by Singular Studio

 
April 25th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Singular Studio

This building, conceived with a hybrid use of Public Library and Socio-Cultural Center, is located in the seaside neighborhood of Javea, near the port. This is the reason why, after a process of architectural approach, it has been inspired by reasons related to the sea … metal facade vibrates, has three dimensions and simulates movement, such as sea surface. The facade treatment, as a light metal skin that envelops the whole volume, aims to boost its weightlessness without touching the ground plane. It is a large box or floating cage, a huge metal fishing net as those in the nearby port.

Image Courtesy © David Frutos

  • Architects: Singular Studio (J. Moragues, F. Nieto, R. Paternina)
  • Project: Public Library and Socio-Cultural Center
  • Location: Jávea (Alicante), Aduanas, Spain
  • Photography: David Frutos
  • Software used: Revit
  • Other participants: Laura Solbes, Sara Marí, Dionisio Henarejos, Laura MaríF
  • Surface: (m2) 1.132,29 m2 / 12.187,87 ft2
  • Year: 2014

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House in Morrillos by Cristián Izquierdo Lehmann

 
April 25th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Cristián Izquierdo Lehmann 

This project is by a long, open beach, on a desert dune rising in front of a wetland. It is a seasonal house to accommodate up to three couples, and can be leased or bartered the rest of the year. Its intermittent occupation and isolated location led us to think of it as a superposition of two models: the motel and the cabin. The motel suggests self-sufficient rooms served from the outside by a second access, while the cabin presumes a centralized space that brings the community together. A set of 4 rooms come together in a shared central kitchen, forming a larger compact structure enclosed by mobile panels, which open different possibilities of use according to their position.

Image Courtesy © Tomás Rodríguez

  • Architects: Cristián Izquierdo Lehman
  • Project: House in Morrillos
  • Location: Morrillos
  • Photography: Tomás Rodríguez
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Constructor: Danilo Saldibar
  • Structure: Cristián Izquierdo
  • Structural consultancy: Osvaldo Peñaloza

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The Lost Column in Sicilia, Italy by atelier qbe3

 
April 25th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: atelier qbe3

The Maddalena peninsula is a rare architectural and landscape quality system, subject to constraints in 2004 with the establishment of Protected Marine Area. For these reasons, the design approach would be result in an entire territorial system absolute respect and preserving the image and environmental structure.

According to these thoughts we decided to design an “utopian” and “visionary” form. The project idea, in accordance with the guidelines of the call, is based on theoretical assumptions that follow a fantasy story of historical facts about “Magna Grecia” territory.

Image Courtesy © atelier qbe3

  • Architects: atelier qbe3
  • Project: The Lost Column
  • Location: Syracuse (SR), Sicilia, Italy
  • Team: Francesco Badoero, Stefano William Costa, Valentina Garis
  • Year: 2016

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ATIEVA headquarters in San Francisco, California by Buratti Architetti

 
April 25th, 2017 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Buratti Architetti 

The project for the new headquarters of Atieva, a Silicon Valley based company involved in research and production of electric cars, has two main parts: the interior renovation of an existing office building and the new outdoor entrance.

INTERIOR HEADQUARTERS

The project for the new headquarters is about the new layout of the interior spaces, especially on the public areas such as the entrance, the lounge spaces, meeting and conference rooms and so on. These are the most representative space in the building, that will involve both employees, clients, suppliers and everyone who will be invited at the company.

Image Courtesy © Buratti Architetti

  • Architects: Buratti Architetti
  • Project: ATIEVA headquarters
  • Location: Menlo Park, San Francisco California, USA
  • Software used: Autocad LT, 3D Studio Max and Photoshop

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NURSERY in Nagykovácsi, Hungary by Földes és Társai Építésziroda

 
April 25th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Földes és Társai Építésziroda

During the design phase we strived to preserve the scales of the village. We chose the archetypical form of rural houses. Small independent pavilions were the bases of our spatial system which envelopes all three functions: a nursery, health visitor centre and a surgery. Shifting the volumes opened a small piazzetta at the entrance and intimate internal spaces were also formed which all present different exterior qualities. The volumes are interconnected via short glazed passageways.

Image Courtesy © Sirokai Levente

  • Architects: Földes és Társai Építésziroda
  • Project: NURSERY IN NAGYKOVÁCSI
  • Location: Nagykovácsi, Hungary
  • Photography: Sirokai Levente
  • Designer: Földes Architects
  • Chief architect: Földes László
  • Design architect: Sónicz Péter
  • Assistant architects: Csűri Johanna, Laczó Dániel

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New Eden Hotel in Cornwall, England by Tate Harmer LLP

 
April 25th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Tate Harmer LLP 

Tate Harmer’s design for a new £8.5million hotel at The Eden Project, in Cornwall, has received planning permission. The scheme, set to complete in 2018, will comprise 109- bedrooms, a restaurant and education rooms.

Using locally sourced materials, the hotel will sit sensitively within the Cornish countryside and offer high standards of accessibility, energy-efficiency and sustainability.

Image Courtesy © AVR London

  • Architects: Tate Harmer LLP
  • Project: New Eden Hotel
  • Location: Cornwall, England, UK
  • Photography: AVR London
  • Client: The Eden Project
  • Contractor: TBC
  • Interiors: Devon Interiors
  • Structural engineer: Airey and Coles
  • M&E engineer: Hoare Lea
  • Landscape architect: Greysmith Associates

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SELFRIDGES in London by Klein Dytham architecture

 
April 25th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Klein Dytham architecture 

KDA redesigned 1,800m2 of luxury goods retail space on the ground floor of Selfridges & Co’s famous Oxford Street store. Finding inspiration in the way stores fit neatly behind the existing architecture of London’s Victorian shopping arcades, and in the notion of wunderkammer – room-sized displays of interesting or exotic objects – KDa created the Wonder Room, a spaced that housed “a luxury goods emporium with the energy of a souk.”

Image Courtesy © Klein Dytham architecture

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Flag Decomposition Recomposition in Osaka Prefecture, Japan by KTX archiLAB

 
April 25th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: KTX archiLAB 

This design is a trial to work on one of the Japanese identity symbols. The Japanese flag was dismantled then reconstructed into a 3 dimensional space. It was arranged in a way that the ratio between the white and the red areas respects the same ratio in the national flag. Furthermore, due to the very low ceiling, clear mirrors were installed in slit shapes to ensure an extended visibility over its 2230mm height.

Image Courtesy © Stirling Elmendorf

  • Architects: KTX archiLAB
  • Project: Flag Decomposition Recomposition
  • Location: Suita, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
  • Photography: Stirling Elmendorf
  • Client: Matsuo Gakuin
  • Head Architect Designer: Tetsuya Matsumoto
  • Area: 260sqm
  • Date of Completion: February 2017

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Two West KC & Two West LA in Kansas City by KEM STUDIO

 
April 25th, 2017 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: KEM STUDIO

The Two West space was as much about the design of the branding + communications company’s culture as it was the design of the space. Unexpected interaction with communal lounge and café spaces, oversized doors and large expanses of uninterrupted glazing make the company process visible to employees and client, increase collaborative work space and define the company culture through the design of the space. In the end, the space and architectural elements reinforce the companies brand and facilitates how they want their employees to work.

Image Courtesy © KEM STUDIO

  • Architects: KEM STUDIO
  • Project: Two West KC & Two West LA
  • Location: Kansas City, USA
  • Software used: Revit

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