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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.

Yatsugatake Villa in Hokuto-City, Japan by MDS Architects

 
April 4th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: MDS Architects

The villa with a farm where the residents can grow their own vegetable is located at the foot of the mountain. The house invites the surrounding natural environment inside. Although a small island country, Japan is long in the north-south direction, and thus, has varying climate and culture. The beauty exists in each season in these different locales which has their own climates and cultures. Since the ancient times, the people in Japan has nurtured their aesthetic sense as they coexist with the nature. Mt. Yatsugatake is located in the middle of this archipelago.

Image Courtesy © Toshiyuki Yano 

  • Architects: MDS Architects
  • Project: Yatsugatake Villa
  • Location: Hokuto-City, Japan
  • Photography: Toshiyuki Yano
  • Architecture: Kiyotoshi Mori & Natsuko Kawamura / MDS
  • Date of Completion: 2012
  • Principal Use: Residence
  • Structure: Wood
  • Site Area: 691.00m2
  • Total Floor Area: 110.01 m2 (71.65 m2/1F, 38.36 m2/2F)

El Solell School in La Palma de Cervelló, Barcelona by Sierra Rozas Arquitectes

 
April 4th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Sierra Rozas Arquitectes

The intervention is located in the upper part of the village, in a magnificently sunny place and with privileged and spectacular views, as a result of the pronounced and eventful topography. The proposal tries to regularize and arrange, in the most harnessed possible way, different exterior spaces, at the same time it aims to achieve a good connection and orientation of the different program parts.

Image Courtesy © Jordi Surroca

  • Architects: Sierra Rozas Arquitectes
  • Project: El Solell School
  • Location:CEIP El Solell, C/ Alberes s/n, 08756 La Palma de Cervelló, Barcelona (Spain)
  • Photography: Jordi Surroca
  • Budget (without tax): 3.445.928,33 €
  • Area: 3.929  m2 (building) + 5.630,00 m2 (urbanization)
  • Project date: 2009
  • Final construction date: 2012
  • Team: Antonio Sierra & Ana Belén Rozas
  • Structural Engineering: Eskubi-Turró arquitectes
  • Mechanical & electrical engineering: K2 Consulting
  • Architecture collaborators: Glenda Puntel, Andrés Martínez de la Riva i Oriol Raventós
  • Technical Architects: Grup G9 arquitectura i gestió
  • Client: Generalitat de Catalunya – GISA
  • Main Contractor: Construcciones Caler
  • Planes: Sierra Rozas arquitectes

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The Mississauga Public Library Project in Ontario, Canada by RDH Architects

 
April 4th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: RDH Architects

The Mississauga Library Project is an adaptive re-use strategy for the major renovation and addition to the Lakeview, Port Credit, and Lorne Park branch libraries, all dating from between 1956 and 1967. The three renovations have been structured as one project, a strategy put forth by the client as a means to use public infrastructure stimulus funds in an efficient manner. Each of the three libraries are situated in park settings; Lakeview and Lorne Park are embedded within established 1950’s suburban neighborhoods and Port Credit is situated adjacent to the Credit River along Lakeshore Road, the commercial ‘high’ street of the old town of Port Credit.

Exterior of Lakeview Library : Image Courtesy © TOM ARBAN 

  • Architects: RDH Architects
  • Project: The Mississauga Public Library Project
  • Location: Ontario, Canada
  • Photography: TOM ARBAN
  • Date of Occupancy: Jan. 2011
  • Construction Budget: $ 8,900 000.00
  • Client: Mississauga Public Library
  • Architect team: Tyler Sharp (design partner, RDH Architects Inc.),  Bob Goyeche (managing partner, RDH Architects Inc.), Graham Gavine (project manager, RDH Architects Inc.), Sanjoy Pal, Marnie Williams, Scott Waugh, George Agnew.

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INRA Research Laboratories in Nancy, France by Tectoniques Architects

 
April 4th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Tectoniques Architects

The Champenoux site in the Lorraine region is one of the five sites of the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (National Agronomic Research Institute) in France. Located in the immense forest of Amance, it has added a new laboratories and offices building on the existing site. These high-level technical research centres host French and foreign researchers who work together to study the ecology and genomics of forests. Due to its history and its geographical position, the INRA centre in Nancy has always been largely devoted to the study of the forest and its products (of which timber is the most important). Five hundred people study subjects from the genome to the territory, including the functioning of trees and of ecosystems, as well as the forestry economy and the production of biomass.

Image Courtesy © Renaud Araud

  • Architects: Tectoniques Architects
  • Project: INRA research laboratories
  • Location: Champenoux site, Nancy (in the Lorraine region of N.E. France)
  • Photography: Renaud Araud
  • Gross floor area: 1,440 m2
  • Cost of works: M 5.5 euros excl. VAT
  • Client: INRA
  • Architects & Construction Economists: Tectoniques
  • Site supervision & coordination: Etico
  • Landscape designer: Itinéraire Bis
  • Engineers: Anglade Bois, Sechaud & Bossuyt Fluides, Inddigo Environnement
  • Civil works: Prestini
  • Timber roof structure & structural framework: Sertelet
  • Roofing & damp-proofing: Couvretanche
  • Aluminium doors & windows: Brayer
  • Timber doors & windows: Novabase Venturini
  • Internal joinery: Wucher
  • Finish hardware: Albert
  • Building services: Axima
  • Electricity: Setea

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The House of the Beams in Huesca, Spain by CSLS Arquitectes

 
April 4th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: CSLS Arquitectes

An attic built in Huesca city in 1965 was the object of the study. The need of living and working simultaneously in the same space and solving the difficult relation between the different programmes is an exercice that connects perfectly with the nowadays social needs.

Image courtesy CSLS arquitectes 

  • Architects: CSLS Arquitectes
  • Project: The House of the Beams
  • Location: Huesca, Spain
  • Software used: AutoCAD to draw

Apartment Building in Chailly, Switzerland by Personeni Raffaele Schärer Architectes

 
April 4th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Personeni Raffaele Schärer Architectes

This building participates to the densification of the northern neighborhoods of Lausanne. Its tectonic derives from the site’s shape and a strict compliance with the building code. It addresses the various conditions around it: the street facing elevation underlines the gentle curve of Temple Avenue while the opposite one follows the waving course of the river Vuachere lined by trees. It is simply organized on three levels. Each apartment has a unique open layout extending out with its own private exterior space (garden, balcony and terrace).

Image Courtesy © Tonatiuh Ambrosetti

  • Architects: Personeni Raffaele Schärer Architectes
  • Project: Apartment Building in Chailly, Lausanne
  • Location: Av. du Temple 41, 1012 Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Photography: Tonatiuh Ambrosetti
  • Client: Françoise et Eric Hubert-Martinet
  • Civil Engineer: SD ingénierie Lausanne SA
  • Environmental Engineer: Planair SA
  • Completed in: 2011-2012
  • Total area: 600m2
  • Volume SIA 116: 2600m3
  • Usage coefficient: 0.5
  •  Levels: 3 + Basement
  •  Apartments: 6

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Facing Saint Peter in Rome, Italy by arch. Angelo Luigi Tartaglia

 
April 4th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: arch. Angelo Luigi Tartaglia

Rome – Beyond the glass is Rome, the songs and postcards. There is the atmosphere and the irresistible charm of the capital, is its urban rhythm and then there are the buildings. The context of the setting of this house is the Umbertine quarter of Prati, near the Vatican. The setting planimetric is stiff, typical of the dwellings in this area: entrance, corridor, culminating at the end of the kitchen and the bedroom. In one of these buildings Colavita family lives, better known, especially in the United States, such as “lords of the oil.” “We are a mature couple” – said with a slight smile the owner – and both me and my husband wanted to end up in a home intimate and reassuring that it was neither too much nor too contemporary classic.

View of the living area : Image Courtesy © Gianni Franchellucci 

  • Architects: arch. Angelo Luigi Tartaglia
  • Project: Facing Saint Peter in Rome
  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Photography: Gianni Franchellucci
  • Software used: AutoCAD and PhotoShop

Promenade Residence in Isle of Capri, Australia by BGD Architects

 
April 4th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: BGD Architects

Situated on an exclusive residential street, the owner purchased this waterfront property with the view to engage an architect to create their dream home. The home was designed for a family of four with the brief to achieve ideal spaces for work, rest and play. The internal planning required a clever balance to achieve a house of private spaces with maximised outlooks to the Surfers Paradise skyline.  Corten steel screens wrap the first floor bedrooms providing a veil for the bedroom spaces facing the river and the road.

Image Courtesy BGD Architects

  • Architects: BGD Architects
  • Project: Promenade Residence
  • Location: Isle of Capri QLD 4217 Australia
  • Floor Area: 606 sqm
  • Team: Bayden Goddard & Marcus Rosner
  • Interior Design: BGD Architects: Kate Richards
  • F&F: Client
  • Builder: Total Construction
  • Landscaping: Living4Landscapes
  • Structural: Cozens Regan Williams Prove
  • Hydraulic: SPP Group
  • Software used:  Autocad for 2d. Sketchup for 3d

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Villa B in Blankenheim, Germany by Schneider+Schumacher

 
April 4th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Schneider+Schumacher

In 2010, an architectural and landscape limited competition was launched by the municipality of Blankenheim, together with the Regionale 2010 Agentur. It resulted in schneider+schumacher winning first prize with their finely judged answer to the competition brief. This asked for suggestions as to how the former Roman manor – the Villa Rustica – might once again be made visible to the public. Taking up this challenge as their point of departure, the architects have now enhanced the Eifel region with a decidedly sculptural, walk-in installation.

Image Courtesy © Joerg Hempel 

  • Architects: Schneider+Schumacher
  • Project: Villa B
  • Location: Blankenheim, Germany
  • Photography: Joerg Hempel
  • Competition stage: 2010
  • Planning stage: April 2011 – November 2011
  • Tender stage: September 2011
  • Construction to completion: November 2011 – July 2012
  • Client: Municipality of Blankenheim
  • Design: A
  • Design (free text): in collaboration with Landscape architects GTL
  • Project architects: Michael Schumacher, Nina Delius
  • Project manager: Nina Delius
  • Construction management: A, B
  • Project management advertiser: Udo Hanrieder
  • Team: Nina Delius, Stefanie Fischer, Udo Hanrieder, Qiang Xu
  • Gross floor area (BGF): 227,6 m² (Portikus)
  • Gross volume (BRI): ca. 1.250 m³
  • Site area: 19.680 m²
  • Software used: Rhino

Albatross in Mermaid Beach, QLD Australia by BGD Architects

 
April 4th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: BGD Architects

Situated on an exclusive residential street, with only one neighbouring property to the north, the site adjoins extensive park to the south and absolute beachfront to the east.  The residence successfully achieves its own oasis, by capturing beachfront vista and access whilst maintaining a private yet expansive pool and entertaining core.

Image Courtesy © Remco Jansen

  • Architects: BGD Architects
  • Project: Albatross
  • Location: Mermaid Beach, QLD Australia
  • Photography: Studio Ultra – Remco Jansen
  • Team: Bayden Goddard, Peter Fraser, Ion Chiet, Aaron Beattie
  • Interior Designers: Sonia Hill, BGD Architects, Edge Design & Interiors, POD (FF&E)
  • Structural Engineering: Cozens Regan Williams Prove
  • Lighting Design: Tony Dowthwaite Lighting Design
  • Landscape: Nerocane
  • Building Services: MDA Consulting Engineers
  • Completed: 2008
  • Area: 1500sqm
  • Software used:  Autocad for 2d. Sketchup for 3d

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