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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.

Lagos’s Wooden Tower in Nigeria by Hermann Kamte & Associates

 
February 15th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Hermann Kamte & Associates

Lagos is the most populate city in Africa and represents a big deal for architects. City consists of 16 million inhabitants. Situated in the heart of Ikory, the most popular and the richest residential site of Nigeria, Lagos’s tower is the unique wooden structure which is designed to be a smart and sustainable building.

Image Courtesy © Hermann Kamte & Associates

  • Architects: Hermann Kamte & Associates
  • Project: Lagos’s Wooden Tower
  • Location: Lagos, Nigeria
  • Designer: Hermann Kamte
  • Status: Shortlisted (Plan B: The City Above The City)

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Capriole Café in The Hague, The Netherlands by Bureau Fraai

 
February 12th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Bureau Fraai 

Amsterdam based architecture studio Bureau Fraai has converted a former paint factory in The Hague into a coffee bar, restaurant and business centre with a fully steel bar element as an interconnecting eye-catcher.

The restaurant and coffee experience named Capriole Café is one of the first hospitality concepts in the upcoming industrial neighbourhood the “Binckhorst” in The Hague, which will be developed into a residential and business area the coming decade.

Image Courtesy © René van Dongen/ Pascal Striebel

  • Architects: Bureau Fraai (Rikjan Scholten, Daniel Aw)
  • Project: Capriole Café
  • Location: The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Photography: René van Dongen/ Pascal Striebel
  • Software used: Autocad, SketchUp and Podium
  • Client: Capriole Coffee Service
  • Interior builder: Metnils interieurmaatwerk
  • Steelwork: Hametec
  • Contractor: Meesterbouw
  • Floor area total m2: 317m2
  • Status: Completed 2016

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SOS Children’s Village in Tadjourah, Djibouti by Urko Sanchez Architects

 
February 12th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Urko Sanchez Architects

A medina for children designed according to extreme weather conditions and community traditions.

CONTEXT

We were approached by SOS Kinderdorf for a compound of 15 houses for children, to run their family-strengthening programmes, as they are an international NGO committed to caring for children, orphaned or in need, and to provide them with a permanent home and family. The project was to take place in Tadjourah, on the coast of Djibouti, in the horn of Africa, not far from where the hottest temperature ever was recorded. This very hot and dry climate will be a determining aspect in our design solution.

Image Courtesy © Javier Callejas

  • Architects: Urko Sanchez Architects
  • Project: SOS Children’s Village
  • Location: Tadjourah, Djibouti
  • Photography: Javier Callejas
  • Client: SOS The Children, INTERNATIONAL
  • Collaborators: Estrella de Andrés, John Andrews
  • Year 2011 – 2014
  • Awards:

    • Architecture for Social Gain 2015 – Merit Certificate
    • Archmarathon 2016 Mixed Tenure Housing & Buildings category – Winner

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Przystanek Piekarnia Bakery in Warsaw, Poland by Five Cell

 
February 12th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Five Cell 

The presented sales premises of Przystanek Piekarnia bakery build upon the idea created for the entire chain in 2013 by Maciej Kurkowski, founder of Five Cell design group.

Each of the interiors is equipped with a unique system of modules made of stained birch plywood. Depending on such parameters as location, size and height of rooms, these modules may be used to create a suspended ceiling, display racks or serve both functions at once.

Image Courtesy © Piotr Narewski (Ayuko Studio)

  • Architects: Five Cell (Maciej Kurkowski)
  • Project: Przystanek Piekarnia Bakery
  • Location: Warsaw, Poland
  • Photography: Piotr Narewski (Ayuko Studio)
  • Investor: Piekarnia Krzosek
  • Total area: 24-60 m2
  • Cubic capacity: 85-270 m3
  • Design: 2014-2016
  • Execution: 2014-2016

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Skandion Clinic in Uppsala, Sweden by LINK arkitektur

 
February 12th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: LINK arkitektur

A new structure is towering up on an elevation in central Uppsala. Skandion Clinic is Scandinavia’s first cancer clinic for treatment with proton therapy. A patient hotel with 86 double rooms has been constructed adjacent to the clinic. Seven counties have collaborated with Akademiska Hus to realise this unique collaborative project. LINK won a parallel assignment in 2007 with a proposal where the plot’s buildable area was fully utilized and Uppsala was provided with a new signature building with a secure and high-tech interior. The clinic opened in 2015 and will treat approximately one thousand patients every year.

Image Courtesy © Hundven-Clements Photography

  • Architects: LINK arkitektur
  • Project: Skandion Clinic
  • Location: Uppsala, Sweden
  • Photography: Hundven-Clements Photography
  • Client: Akademiska Hus
  • Cooperation: NCC
  • Gross Area: 14 300 m2
  • Status: Completed 2014

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Ochoco Air Hangar in Hillsboro, OR by TVA Architects

 
February 12th, 2017 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: TVA Architects

Located at the Hillsboro Airport, this contemporary aircraft hangar provides both administrative functions and maintenance facilities to house the owner’s private fleet of planes. The facility is capable of storing three, full-size business jets and is designed to showcase the planes, which are each graphically unique. Tall glass windows provide visibility into the main hangar, as well as glimpses of the aircraft from the road beyond. Dark-grey ribbed metal and smooth white composite panels articulate the main structure with a roof form that was inspired by a jet’s wing shape. The entire structure sits on an elevated stone podium, which has been planted with native grasses and deciduous trees. Secure parking just off the access drive is bordered by heavy plantings and is articulated by a bold, yellow, operable gate that glides open on a hidden track.

Image Courtesy © Charles Chestnut

  • Architects: TVA Architects
  • Project: Ochoco Air Hangar
  • Location: Hillsboro, OR, USA
  • Photography: Charles Chestnut
  • Other participants: Hoffman Construction Company, General Contractor; Place Studio, Landscape Architect; KPFF Consulting Engineers, Structural and Civil Engineer; Glumac, Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Engineer; WH Pacific, Surveyor; Hart Crowser, Geotechnical Engineer.
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 29,390 sq. ft.
  • Completion Year: 2014

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The reconstruction of the city centre in Veszprém, Hungary by Veszprémi Építész Műhely Ltd., Főmterv Ltd. and Speos Ltd.

 
February 12th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Veszprémi Építész Műhely Ltd.

In the 20th century the city management started to reconstruct the city centre twice but the reconstruction has never been finished.

Finally the reconstruction was finished a few years ago: we started to work on it in 2008 and it was finished in 2014.

You can see a long street in the city centre, on the one side of the street there is the old part of the city centre and on the other side there is a 20 storey building with the shopping center, which was built in 1970.

Image Courtesy © Dávid Kovács

  • Architects: Veszprémi Építész Műhely Ltd., Főmterv Ltd. and Speos Ltd. (Zsolt György Kovács, Jana Beránková, Dávid Kovács, Márton Becker, Péter Lukács)
  • Project: The reconstruction of the city centre
  • Location: Veszprém, Hungary
  • Photography: Dávid Kovács
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Client: Veszprém City Council
  • General contractor: Vemévszer Ltd.
  • Landscape design: Dr. Albert Fekete
  • Traffic engineering: Kinga Tóth
  • Structural engineering: Gábor Huszka
  • Public utilities: László Tuboly
  • Accessibility: Ágota Ruttkay
  • Project area: 30000 m2 public space and 29 m2 information pavilion
  • Project Year: 2012-2014

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Breeze Moolooolaba in Queensland, Australia by TONY OWEN PARTNERS

 
February 12th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: TONY OWEN PARTNERS 

Mooloolaba is a resort town on the southern coast of Queensland. It has expansive beaches and a laid back feel. The Breeze Apartments are located on the main beachfront promenade. The Breeze contains 33 apartments all with Oceanfront views. It contains a pool, gym and gardens. The building was designed to maximise views to the ocean, with wide living areas and sweeping balconies. The units have a light and open feel consistent with the area.

Image Courtesy © TONY OWEN PARTNERS

  • Architects: TONY OWEN PARTNERS
  • Project: Breeze Moolooolaba
  • Location: Moolooolaba, Queensland, Australia

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LONDON BAY in United Kingdom by Hermann Kamte & Associates

 
February 12th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Hermann Kamte & Associates

In 2015, we have been participate to “a folly for London competition” a contest organised by A Folly For London; a platform for articles and public engagement regarding the issues underlying the proposed Garden Bridge in central London which launched with a free-to-enter and open-to-all satirical competition for architecture of the absurd.

Image Courtesy © Hermann Kamte & Associates

  • Architects: Hermann Kamte & Associates
  • Project: LONDON BAY
  • Location: London, UK
  • Designer: Hermann Kamte
  • Status : Proposal – Criticism

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Casa Caldera in Patagonia by DUST

 
February 12th, 2017 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: v2com

The off-grid house is located in a remote landscape on the southwestern bajada of the Canelo Hills in Southern Arizona’s San Rafael Valley, two hours southeast of Tucson and 15 miles north of the US/Mexico Border. Siting is balanced between the prospect of the open range and distant mountains toward the west and refuge from those who may venture across the landscape. Proximity to the border and immigrant related foot traffic led the owner to request an impenetrable structure.

Image Courtesy © Cade Hayes

  • Architects: DUST (Jesus Robles, Cade Hayes)
  • Project: Casa Caldera
  • Location: Southeast Arizona, San Rafael Valley, USA
  • Photography: Cade Hayes
  • Project Team: Jay Ritchey, Carpenter, Agustin Valdez, Concrete and Mason, Ben Gallegos, Labor/Job Site Assistant
  • General contractor: DUST
  • Interior square footage: 530 sq. ft.
  • Footprint sq. ft. (includes exterior zaguan and terrace): 1060 sq. ft.
  • Completion Date (Month and Year): December 2015

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