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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.

Atali Ganga in Rishikesh, India by RLDA

 
October 5th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: RLDA

RLDA completed a ground breaking resort, Atali, 30 kilometers from Rishikesh on the banks of the river Ganga.

Distinguished by its use of stone, reed and steel wire, the project abandons a commonplace aesthetic and other such iconographic elements to distinguish itself in favour of a building that draws its aesthetic from the means, methods and modes of its construction.

Image Courtesy © Rahoul Singh

  • Architects: RLDA
  • Project: Atali Ganga
  • Location: Rishikesh, India
  • Photography: Rahoul Singh
  • Typology: Resort
  • Name of Client’s Firm: Aquaterra Adventures
  • Contact Person: Vaibhav Kala
  • Principal Architect: Rahoul Singh, Lakshmi Chand Singh
  • Design Team: Rahoul Singh, Lakshmi Chand Singh, Kushal Lachchwani, Sajal Das, Ajay Saini
  • Site Area (sq ft & sq m): 65,256sq ft, 6,070sq m
  • Built-Up Area (sq ft & sq m): 22,000 sq. ft. 2,045 sq m
  • Start Date: March, 2009
  • Completion Date: 2012

Parede 11 by Humberto Conde

 
October 5th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Humberto Conde

The project aims to develop a single house located in the centre of Parede, Cascais, in a site characterized as Historical Urban Space. The lot of the house as a particular elongated and thin configuration like the adjacent lot on the left side – South.

The nearby buildings are part of a summer houses morph-typological group that proliferated in the Portuguese coastline in the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. These houses were usually built as second houses or summer residences, presenting, in general, a garden that involves them throughout their perimeter. The exception is made in smaller lots of recent date where it was usual the implantation of terraced houses, as a way to potentiate the opposite top sideband.

Image Courtesy © Humberto Conde

  • Architects: Humberto Conde
  • Project: Parede 11
  • Software used: Autocad

Living Cube by illDesigns

 
October 4th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: illDesigns

Multi-functional furniture handcrafted in Switzerland. Each “Living Cube” is a customized unique piece. We believe useful furniture must be adaptable to the needs of the user.

Image Courtesy © Rob Lewis

  • Architects: illDesigns
  • Project: Living Cube
  • Photography: Rob Lewis
  • Idea and Concept: Till Könneker
  • Build: Remo Zimmerli

House A in Mokrin, Kikinda, Serbia by Studio “AUTORI”

 
October 4th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Studio “AUTORI”

Abstract

House A offers a balanced response to the challenges of being contemporary while maintaining sensitivity for continuity of tradition and local values.

Text

House A is a part of the cultural and tourist complex “Terra Pannonica” in thevillage ofMokrin, in northernSerbia. The estate is planned to consist of five houses of different functional and architectural characteristics, of which two have been completed until now.

Image Courtesy © Mina Piščević

  • Architects: Studio “AUTORI”
  • Project: House A
  • Location: Mokrin, Kikinda, Serbia
  • Photography: Mina Piščević
  • Collaborators: Ljiljana Rodić – Bodrožić
  • Structural: Mega Plus,Belgrade,Serbia
  • Project year: 2011
  • Completed: 2012
  • Project area: 560m2
  • Site area: 3500m2
  • Text: Miodrag Ninić

CELLULOID JAM in YOKOHAMA, KANAGAWA, JAPAN by N MAEDA ATELIER

 
October 4th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: N MAEDA ATELIER

Imagine a site you might picture, when letting your mind wonder back in time: damp soil forms a soft ground, catching your footsteps, ancient, weather-beaten stairs, that have been used in earlier times as an earthen path, a lovely old retaining wall and carefully cherished plants.

Image Courtesy © TOSHIHIRO SOBAJIMA

  • Architects: N MAEDA ATELIER
  • Project: CELLULOID JAM
  • Location: YOKOHAMA, KANAGAWA, JAPAN
  • Photography: TOSHIHIRO SOBAJIMA
  • Principal Architects: NORISADA MAEDA
  • Structural Engineering: RYOZO UMEZAWA
  • Contractor: KASAHARA KOUMUTEN

Smedenpoort in Bruges, Belgium by Ney&Partners

 
October 4th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Ney&Partners 

Program

Design and complete analysis of the architecture and the stability.

Concept

The Smedenpoort, a historical gateway to the city of Bruges from the 13th-14th century, is in its current state to narrow to organize a fluid traffic of cars, pedestrians and cyclists. The city of Bruges decided in concertation with the Commission of Monuments and Landscapes to add new footbridges on the both sides of the existing building.

Image Courtesy © A. Trellu – Ney&Partners

  • Architects: Ney&Partners
  • Project: Smedenpoort
  • Location: Bruges, Belgium
  • Photography: A. Trellu – Ney&Partners
  • Engineering design: 2009-2010
  • Construction: 2011-2012
  • Client: City of Bruges
  • Site: B-Bruges
  • Dimensions: 60 m
  • State: Completed

LUXURY TOWER in TAIPEI, Taiwan by ON-A: “ in collaboration with SUMTECT”

 
October 4th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: ON-A

In Taipei City, in an area in urban transformation and making facade to Tamsui’s river, we propose a 39-storey tower.

Its facade, a big structural mesh allows a large glass surface, so that all the rooms are connected with outside. On the perimeter of each floor projecting a green strip that helps user to distance the built boundary, thus providing a greater sense of security.

Image Courtesy © ON-A

  • Architects: ON-A: “ in collaboration with SUMTECT”
  • Project: LUXURY TOWER
  • Location:  TAIPEI, Taiwan
  • Software used: Autocad, Rhinoceros, 3D StudioMax and Photoshop

Nursing and Residential Home by AMVC Arquitectos Associados

 
October 4th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: AMVC Arquitectos Associados

The building takes advantage of the North / South soil inclination and thus has a privileged sun exposure. In this sense, the construction is dematerialized in two arms that are articulated in the area of access and permits the best exposure according the distribution of the program.

Image Courtesy © AMVC Arquitectos Associados

House WIVA in Herent, Belgium by OYO – Open Y Office

 
October 4th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: OYO – Open Y Office 

CONCRETE CONTRAST

This OYO story takes you to Herent, where the extension of a private residence captures its surroundings. The inhabitants wanted an extension that was flexible enough to be transformed in time to a separate unite with its own bed- and bathroom. OYO emphasized the contrast between the new shape and the old volume, which used to be an post office.

Image Courtesy © Tom Janssens

  • Architects: OYO – Open Y Office  
  • Project: House WIVA
  • Location: Herent, Belgium
  • Photography: Tom Janssens
  • Type: Single family house extension
  • Area: House extension 110 m2
  • Year: 2010

Esteban Housing in Nantes, France by Leibar-Seigneurin

 
October 4th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Leibar-Seigneurin

The starting point for the architectural approach of this project was a piece of “virgin” land, the form and profile of which gave little indication of the mutations to come.

We therefore considered the site as a starting point, a “base” on which different types of architecture could be developed.

Image Courtesy © Patrick Miara

  • Architects: Leibar-Seigneurin
  • Project: Esteban Housing
  • Location: Nantes, France
  • Photography: Patrick Miara
  • Type: Housing : 103 units : 96 flats and 7 houses.
  • Contractor: GHT.
  • Completion: 2013.
  • Cost (tax free): 8 400 000 €
  • Net Floor Area: 7 900 m2
  • Software used: Autocad
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