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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.

S-Mahal in Gyeonggi-do, Korea by Moon Hoon (designed using AutoCAD and SketchUp)

 
June 24th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Moon Hoon

When I was a high school student, I had a friend of slight build who always used to carry the Book of Changes with him and was interested in Korean traditional classical music. He was faithful in his religious life, at the same time full of curiosity about the secular world and always paced around restlessly. One day after 20 years, he called me out of the blue. He had in the meantime become a veterinarian and wished to move to India a few years later to lead his own life. After getting together with him for a chat over a drink a couple of times he asked me to design a house where he, his wife and her parents would live together. He wanted me to build an inner court and madang where he could raise animals, as well as a prayer room.

Image Courtesy Kim Yong Kwan

  • Architects: Moon Hoon
  • Project: S-Mahal
  • Location: 109-2 Daesim_ri, Yangseo-myeon, Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do, Korea
  • Design Team: Kim Suki, Lee Kyong Ho, Kam dong ho, Park Jung Mok
  • Client: Son Dae Ho
  • Completion Date: March 2007
  • Total Site Area: 741.00M2
  • Total Floor Area: 147.12M2
  • Construction: Reinforced Concrete
  • Material: exterior/ Sprayed Paint, waterproof curtain; Interior/ wood flooring, wall paper
  • Photography: Kim Yong Kwan, Monthly Homeliving&Style: Park Chan Woo
  • Software used: AutoCAD and SketchUP

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Pavillon Speciale in Paris, France by Ball-Nogues Studio

 
June 24th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Ball-Nogues Studio

The Pavillon Spéciale is an installation designed and built by students of the Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture under the direction of Ball-Nogues Studio. The installation can be arched and curled at full scale to form different types of space befitting the university’s summer program. The installation creates a sense of place while providing a respite from the sun and rain.

Image Courtesy Matteo Cainer

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World Horticultural Expo Pavilion in Qingdao, China by UN Studio

 
June 24th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: UN Studio

The World Horticultural Expo 2014 will be held in Qingdao from April to October 2014 and is expected to attract 15 million international visitors. Landscape design, gardening, flowers and different types of horticulture from around the world will be exhibited during the event. The 2014 Expo aims to encourage the exchange of culture, technology and horticultural knowledge and will consist of seven different themed areas, with the Theme Pavilion located at their centre.

Entrance View

  • Architects: UN Studio
  • Project: World Horticultural Expo Pavilion
  • Location: Qingdao, China
  • Building surface: 35.000m2
  • Building volume: 168.000m3
  • Building site: 35.000m2
  • Programme: Main Expo Pavilion including Expo Hall, Grand Theater, Conference Center and Media Hub with integrated Landscape Design

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Petting farm in Den Uyl Park, Netherlands by 70F architecture

 
June 23rd, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Most city parts of Almere, a city with almost 190.000 inhabitants, have a petting farm. In the ‘den Uyl’ park there used to be one, but it burned down in the early 80’s, leaving only its concrete foundation. Early 2005 we were commissioned by the municipality of Almere to design a new petting farm on the exact location and the remaining foundation. The building was finally built using almost only sponsored money, and finished late 2008.

Image Courtesy luuk kramer

National Stadium and Sports Village in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia by LAVA Architect

 
June 23rd, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: LAVA Architect

Football and athletics-loving Ethiopians will have a new FIFA and Olympic-standard 60,000 seat stadium in Addis Ababa thanks to a competition winning design combining local identity with new technology.

LAVA, the LABORATORY FOR VISIONARY ARCHITECTURE, and DESIGNSPORT collaborated with local Ethiopian firm JDAW to win the international architecture competition for a national stadium and sports village, held by the Federal Sport Commission, Ethiopia.

Stadium And Sports City

  • Architects: LAVA Architect
  • Project: National Stadium and Sports Village
  • Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Client: The Federal Sports Commission of Ethiopia
  • Size: 60 Hectares
  • Program: 60,000 seat stadium; athletics track; aquatic centre; residential village; headquarters, Federal Sport Commission; and sports halls and arenas.
  • Status: Competition Winner June 2012.

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Baltyk Tower in Poznan, Poland by MVRDV

 
June 23rd, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source:  MVRDV

Investment corporation Sophia Sp. z.o.o and MVRDV present the Baltyk Tower, to be realised in the Polish city of Poznan. The office tower with a total surface of 25.000 m² will be located at Rondo Kaponiera at the Eastern entrance to the historic city and will feature retail and a panorama restaurant with a proposed one room hotel. Completion is scheduled for 2014.

Baltyk Tower Poznan (Image Courtesy MVRDV)

  •  Architects:  MVRDV
  • Project: Baltyk Tower
  • Location:  Poznan, Poland
  • Investment corporation:  sophia Sp. z.o.o., a joint venture of garvest and vox group
  • Structural engineer:  buro happold MEP

MVRDV Baltik Tower Poznan(Image Courtesy MVRDV)

The tower’s volume follows the maximal volume and height restriction of the site. This leads to a shape resulting in a totally different contour when approached from different sides. Towards the south a slope of cascading patios will offer outside spaces to the users of the building. The façade is envisioned floor-to-ceiling glass with vertical louvers of glass fibre concrete softening the impact of the sun without losing the vista over the city and zoo.

From each angle the towers volume appears totally different

MVRDV Baltik Tower and fair, Poznan(Image Courtesy MVRDV)

The 25.000m² are divided into 12.000m² office space, 750m² panorama restaurant featuring most likely a one room hotel, 1350m² retail in the plinth of the building and three levels of underground parking. The flexible office space is limited to a depth of seven metres allowing daylight to generously penetrate the work spaces.

The shape follows the site and the maximal building envelope

MVRDV Baltik Tower(Image Courtesy MVRDV)

The Baltyk tower will be built at Rondo Kaponiera, a major intersection next to the central train station and the road towards the airport. The building will benefit from the close vicinity of the Sheraton hotel, the currently restored Concordia printing house, a new creativity centre for business and the MTP international fair building.

Baltyk tower is the first building by MVRDV in Poland. Sophia Sp. z o.o is a joint venture of Garvest and Vox Group. Buro Happold is structural engineer, MEP and sustainability advisor for the envisioned BREEAM “Very Good” rating. Co-architect is Ultra Architects, a local office from Poznan.

Baltyk Tower from the West(Image Courtesy MVRDV)

MVRDV

MVRDV was set up in Rotterdam (the Netherlands) in 1992 by Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries. MVRDV engages globally in providing solutions to contemporary architectural and urban issues. A research based and highly collaborative design method engages experts from all fields, clients and stakeholders in the creative process. The results are exemplary and outspoken buildings, urban plans, studies and objects, which enable our cities and landscapes to develop towards a better future.

Early projects such as the headquarters for the Dutch Public Broadcaster VPRO and housing for elderly WoZoCo in Amsterdam lead to international acclaim making MVRDV a globally operating office.

MVRDV develops its work in a conceptual way, the changing condition is visualised and discussed through designs, sometimes literally through the design and construction of a diagram. The office continually pursues its fascination and methodical research on density using a method of shaping space through complex amounts of data that accompany contemporary building and design processes.

Image Courtesy MVRDV

MVRDV first published a cross section of study results in FARMAX (1998), followed by a.o. MetaCity/Datatown (1999), Costa Iberica (2000), Regionmaker (2002), 5 Minutes City (2003), KM3 (2005), Spacefighter (2007), Sky Car City (2007)  and more recently Agendas on Urbanism (2012). MVRDV deals with global ecological issues in large scale studies such as Pig City and China Hills as well as in small pragmatic solutions for devastated areas of New Orleans.

Current projects include various housing and mix use projects in the Netherlands, Spain, China, France, Poland, the USA, India, Korea and other countries, a bank headquarter in Oslo, Norway, a public library for Spijkenisse , Netherlands, a central market hall for Rotterdam, a culture plaza in Nanjing, China, large scale urban plans include a plan for an eco-city in Logroño, Spain, an urban vision for Oslo or the doubling in size of Almere, Netherlands and Bastide Niel, a city centre extension for Bordeaux, France.

The work of MVRDV is exhibited and published world wide and receives international awards. The 75 architects, designers and staff members conceive projects in a multi-disciplinary collaborative design process and apply highest technological and sustainable standards.

Together with Delft University of Technology MVRDV runs The Why Factory, an independent think tank and research institute providing argument for architecture and urbanism by envisioning the city of the future.

For information please contact public relations at MVRDV, Jan Knikker / Isabel Pagel +31 10 477 2860 or pr@mvrdv.nl – www.mvrdv.nl

A set of high resolution images can be found on the MVRDV Flickr page.

Dwelling in Etura by Roberto Ercilla Arquitectura

 
June 23rd, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Roberto Ercilla, Arquitectura

The visual impact of the housing is reduced by placing it below the access level into the side, with a piece strongly over hanged. This is achieved by minimal intervention in the environment (9% parcel occupancy). The roof garden with a small access pavilion and vehicle protection completes the intervention.

Dwelling in Etura

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ARTEOLOGIE by Atelier 37.2

 
June 23rd, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Atelier 37.2

The Nature in the volcanic region of Auvergne has something definitely sacred. It seems to be invisibly linked with the idea of art. Our approach, as artists, is to search this specific nature in order to let the fear, the mystery, the metaphysical and spiritual questioning appears from the volcanic memory.

Image Courtesy atelier 37.2

  • Architects: Atelier 37.2
  • Project: ARTEOLOGIE
  • Software used: None. It’s all experimental and made by hand : design and construction

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Writhing Tower in Lima, Peru by LYCS Architecture (designed using Rhino and AutoCAD)

 
June 23rd, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: LYCS Architecture

Writhing Tower, is a LYCS designed Sky Condo for one of the most beautiful residential zones in Lima, is a global architectural competition initiated by ARQUIA, an international development firm interested in commissioning architecture as art.

Each unit is rotated 45 degrees to create a cruciform shape in plan and the appearance of a linear hinged volume. It enables each unit to have uninterrupted views to both the public park in front of the site, and the ocean to the rear of the site. Additionally, each unit has blocked views to the unit above and below it, so as to create extra privacy. Each unit is a two-story townhouse, with a terrace for a garden with trees, and a pool with a deck.

Image Courtesy LYCS Architecture

  • Architects: LYCS Architecture
  • Project: Writhing Tower
  • Location: Lima, Peru
  • Project Date: March, 2012
  • Status: Concept
  • Design Team: Hao Ruan, Devin Jernigan, Vedrana Puhalo, Max Peterschmidt
  • Image Credit: LYCS Architecture
  • Roof: 279m²
  • Typical Duplex: 524m² (X10)
  • Software used: Rhino and Autocad

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Once Building in Nuñez, Argentina by Adamo-Faiden Architects

 
June 23rd, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Adamo-Faiden Architects

The building is situated in Núñez, a neighborhood whose development brings a balanced densification to the city of Buenos Aires. Its perifheral condition and efficient connectivity with the rest of the city turns it today into a desirable alternative for residential and tertiary programmes.

Once building

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