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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 Corner House in Queensland, Australia by Shaun Lockyer Architects

 
November 29th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Shaun Lockyer Architects 

The Corner House is a contemporary design responding to a character vernacular in a quiet suburban street in inner-city Brisbane. The house is designed around three courtyards, offering a plan that transparently connects the indoor and outdoor living spaces. A simple but poetic palette of light, natural materials is the backdrop to a rich tapestry of shadows created by the screened elements that offer a reinterpretation of the traditional verandah.

Image Courtesy © SB Photo

Image Courtesy © SB Photo

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House Benz in Stuttgart, Germany by Ippolito Fleitz Group

 
November 26th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Ippolito Fleitz Group 

Markus Benz, company director of prestigious furniture brand Walter Knoll, and his wife Susanne wished to find a Stuttgart base that would enable them to offer their business partners an alternative meeting place to the company headquarters 40 km away in Herrenberg on the edge of the Black Forest – and to live there too. The family found a property in the Kräherwald, a popular location above the city, and moved into what is known as a ‘coffee-grinder house’, typical of the 1920s. The house used to function as a doctor’s practice, so the layout was restored in line with its original purpose and with respect for the building’s structure and history. On one hand our task was to create a home environment that suited the family’s discerning aesthetic demands and offered a framework for their art collection. On the other hand, products from Walter Knoll were to be staged in an authentic and atmospheric context, far removed from trade fair and showroom presentations.

Image Courtesy © Zooey Braun

Image Courtesy © Zooey Braun

  • Architects: Ippolito Fleitz Group
  • Project: House Benz
  • Location: Stuttgart, Germany
  • Photography: Zooey Braun
  • Client: N.N.
  • Team: Gunter Fleitz, Johannes Hanebuth, Peter Ippolito, Elisabeth Napetschnig, Kerem Özerler, Verena Schiffl, Markus Schmidt
  • Size: 180 m²/sqm
  • Year: 2016

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5 Hanover Square in London, UK by Squire and Partners

 
November 26th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Squire and Partners

Squire and Partners won an invited competition in 2006 to design a new mixed-use building for a prestigious corner site in Mayfair which addresses both Hanover Square and Hanover Street.

Launched in April 2012, the completed building marks the first UK venture for Mitsui Fudosan, Japan’s leading property company, working with development managers Stanhope. The clients sought to provide a high quality exemplar sustainable building providing 91,000 sq ft of office, residential and gallery space.

Image Courtesy © Squire and Partners

Image Courtesy © Squire and Partners

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Vajrasana Buddhist Retreat Centre in Bury St Edmunds, England by Walters & Cohen Architects

 
November 26th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: The Double Unit

A Buddhist retreat in the Suffolk countryside has reopened, designed by Walters & Cohen Architects. Potash Farm is home to Vajrasana Buddhist Retreat Centre; capacity has been increased from 34 to 60, accessibility improved and the centre now includes a glittering new shrine room. While the retreat is run by the London Buddhist Centre, it is also used for carers on respite and those dealing with issues such as stress, addiction and anxiety. It is the first time in the UK  a new building has been designed specifically around the Buddhist practice as opposed to reusing existing buildings.

Image Courtesy © Walters & Cohen Architects

Image Courtesy © Walters & Cohen Architects

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TERWAGNE – Champ des Mottes in La Hulpe, Belgium by FORMa*

 
November 26th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: FORMa* 

The building zone is situated at 5 meters distance of the lateral limits. On the street side, it’s aligned on the advanced parts of the houses on the west. Its depth is 15 meters. The Garden is oriented at the north-northeast.

Designed on the basis of the volumetric language and templates already present in the « Champ », the houses merge very well in the characteristic built environment of the « Champ des Mottes ».

Image Courtesy © Georges De Kinder

Image Courtesy © Georges De Kinder

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Terraces Home in Ha Tinh city, Vietnam by H&P Architects

 
November 26th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: H&P Architects

As a part in a chain of Agritecture development projects, Terraces home adopts the combination of Architecture and Agriculture (Agriculture + Architecture = Agritecture) as a basis for sustainable development.

The idea is to combine the two distinctive elements of Vietnam’s rural areas: The house (accommodation space) and terraced rice field (cultivation space) to create a Home with blurred boundaries in and out; above and below; common and private.

Image Courtesy © Nguyen Tien Thanh

Image Courtesy © Nguyen Tien Thanh

  • Architects: H&P Architects
  • Project: Terraces Home
  • Location: Ha Tinh city, Vietnam
  • Photography: Nguyen Tien Thanh
  • Architect in Charge: Doan Thanh Ha & Tran Ngoc Phuong
  • Team: Chu Kim Thinh, Nguyen Hai Hue, Ho Manh Cuong, Trinh Thi Thanh Huyen, Nguyen Van Thinh.
  • Completion date: 12/2015

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Deerhurst in Queensland, Australia by Shaun Lockyer Architects

 
November 26th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Shaun Lockyer Architects

This bold extension heavily inspired by our modernist leanings sits poetically atop its 33,000sqm bushland setting. The house explores ideas of transparency and solidity through the use of a heavy stone base juxtaposed against its heavily glazed, cantilevered pavilion above.

Image Courtesy © SB Photo

Image Courtesy © SB Photo

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Workplace – The Work Project in Hong Kong, China by Bean Buro

 
November 26th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Bean Buro

Bean Buro completes an unprecedented workplace consisting serviced offices and co-working spaces that allows members complete freedom to adjust their office space and duration according to their evolving needs. Office bookings can be made as easy as booking a hotel, for stays as short as one day.

Located at Midtown in Causeway Bay in Hong Kong, the project is 33,000sqft over four floors, with a dedicated social floor consists of different types of shared workspaces and a vertical garden by botanical pioneer Patrick Blanc.

 Image Courtesy © Bean Buro

Image Courtesy © Bean Buro

  • Architects: Bean Buro
  • Project: Workplace – The Work Project
  • Location: Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, China
  • Design directors: Kenny Kinugasa-Tsui, Lorène Faure
  • Senior architectural designers: Elspeth Lee, Isabel Entrambassaguas
  • Architectural designers & assistants: Michelle Ho, Pauline Paradis, Tommy Hui, Gigi Kwong, Abby Liu
  • Contractor / Project Management: Winsmart Contracting Co. Ltd
  • Branding consultant: Substance
  • Scent consultant: Et Projekt
  • Focus music consultant: Audio Couture
  • Vertical garden consultant: Patrick Blanc
  • Client: The Work Project

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Tiny TIM in Netherland by FARO architecten

 
November 26th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: FARO architecten

Imagine this: small is large enough for you. This Timber Independent Mobile, Tiny TIM, is smart about resource use, extremely energy efficient and has low living expenses.

Tiny TIM is flexible with a multifunctional interior. Everything happens on 13 m2: sleeping above the technical and wet spaces on a mezzanine; kitchen cabinets serve as staircase; even the sofa is multifunctional: sitting, sleeping, storing.

Image Courtesy © FARO architecten

Image Courtesy © FARO architecten

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House in Rubielos de Mora, Spain by Ramón Esteve Estudio

 
November 26th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Ramón Esteve Estudio

The essence of this project is a revision of a stately house, the traditional rural house that forms the old quarter of Rubielos de Mora and so the surroundings of our building. The traditional architecture is reviewed with a modern view so the house is integrated in its historical surroundings but it is also related to our present time. The external façade adheres to the style, materials, colours and proportion between solid and void of the historic buildings around.

Image Courtesy © Ramón Esteve Estudio

Image Courtesy © Ramón Esteve Estudio

  • Architects: Ramón Esteve Estudio
  • Project: House in Rubielos de Mora
  • Location: Rubielos de Mora, Spain
  • Architect collaborators: Anna Bosca, Víctor Ruiz, Estefanía Pérez, Maria Martí, Borja Martos, Concheta Romaní, Collaborators Tudi Soriano, Benedetta Chicchini
  • Technical Architect: Emilio Pérez, Carolina Tarazona
  • Constructor: COVISAL FUTUR SL
  • Project Manager: Gonzalo Llin
  • Sup: 641,07 m2
  • Project: 2016
  • Year: Under construction

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