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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 Glass Centre in Lommel, Belgium by Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS Architects and Engineers

 
August 30th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS Architects and Engineers

The Glass Centre, Flemish Centre for Modern Art, has been constructed along the length of the “De Vryheyt” passage, right in the heart of the town of Lommel. On “Dorp” square it completes the cultural ensemble formed by the Aerts house and the regional tourist centre. In the “De Vryheyt” passage, a new glass gallery links “Dorp” square with the “De Adelberg” cultural centre and its future theatre.

Image Courtesy © Marie-Françoise PLISSART

  • Architects: Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS Architects and Engineers
  • Project: The Glass Centre
  • Location: Doorgang de Vryheyt, Lommel, Belgium
  • Photography: Marie-Françoise Plissart, Imre Tömöri.
  • Client: TOERISME LOMMEL vzw, STAD LOMMEL,
  • Architecture Conception and Direction: Philippe  Samyn
  • Partner in charge: L. Gestels
  • Associates: J.P. Buse, D. Debougnoux, S. Konincks, R. van Lammeren, M. Van Rossen
  • Structural engineering: Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS sprl with SETESCO sa (J. Schiffmann, Ph. Samyn)
  • MEP engineering: Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS sprl with FTI sa (J. Michiels, Ph. Samyn)
  • Main contractor: REYNDERS B&I
  • Workshop equipment: INTEGRATED GLASS SYSTEM
  • Monumental lighting: MAGIC MONKEY

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Heqinghao Tea House in Shenzhen, China by Shangyuan Art Design

 
August 30th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Shangyuan Art Design

Tea ceremony contains a lot of wisdom. Tasting a same cup of tea in a different environment gives you different feelings.

This project was inspired by the word “taste”. Items are endowed with feelings, and we can see one’s characteristics through his/her taste in tea. This space aimed to create a quiet environment for tea lovers and build a high quality slow atmosphere that is comfortable and elegant to make one calms down.

Image Courtesy © Shangyuan Art Design

  • Architects: Shangyuan Art Design
  • Project: Heqinghao Tea House
  • Location: Shenzhen, China
  • Scale: 200m2
  • Completion: 2017

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Puma Outlet in Syracuse, New York by Colkitt&Co.

 
August 29th, 2017 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Colkitt&Co

The newest PUMA outlet location, at Destiny USA mall in Syracuse, New York, was formally recognized with LEED© Platinum certification by the USGBC, a third party council who verifies the sustainability of buildings. Architectural design firm Colkitt&Co, renowned for their award-winning work in retail design, was tapped by PUMA to carry out the brand’s global, sustainable outlet model. In February 2012, the mall’s 1.3 million-square-foot expansion received LEED Gold certification, making it the largest LEED Gold certified commercial building in the world. This is PUMA’s first LEED Platinum store, and is one of only 17 retail spaces under the interior design and construction retail category across the United States to hold the same certification.

Image Courtesy © Architect Nathan Lee Colkitt

  • Architects: Colkitt&Co.
  • Project: Puma Outlet
  • Location: Syracuse, New York, USA

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Chan Juan Jewelry Store in Shenzhen, China by Shangyuan Art Design

 
August 29th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Shangyuan Art Design 

What is Chan Juan?

Su Shi wrote in this poem that, “May we all be blessed with longevity. Though far apart, we are still able to share the beauty of the moon together.” Here, Chan Juan means the moon.

Kong Shangren wrote that, “The ladies’ houses were built alongside the Qin Huai River, and every shadow in the water reflects their graceful postures.” Here, Chan Juan refers to graceful lady.

Image Courtesy © Shangyuan Art Design

  • Architects: Shangyuan Art Design
  • Project: Chan Juan Jewelry Store
  • Location: Shuibei, Shenzhen, China
  • Scale: 200m2

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Kornets Hus in Hjørring, Denmark by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter AS

 
August 29th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter AS 

The Jutland region, with its diversity of landscapes and long history, is in many ways the most continental region in Denmark. Hjørring has some of the oldest traces of settlements nationally and an established cultural landscape. The Kornets Hus – or grain house, is the realisation of a new centre for the dissemination of the region’s rich food and farming culture. Located on the land of an existing farm and bakery, the new inspiration centre will offer visitors, locals and employees alike a facility for activity based learning centered around the importance of grain both to Jutland and human civilization.

Image Courtesy © Places Studio

  • Architects: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter AS
  • Project: Kornets Hus
  • Location: Hjørring, Denmark
  • Photography: Places Studio
  • Client: Realdania
  • Commission Type: Invited Competition
  • Size/value: 680m2 22,4 mio. kr.

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Commercial Axis in Guimarães, Portugal by Martins Architecture Office

 
August 29th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Martins Architecture Office

A 32 year old bakery needed to refurbish and endorse a new contemporary image.

The clients had already some commercial strategies and specific equipments to adapt.

Image Courtesy © NUDO

  • Architects: Martins Architecture Office
  • Project: Commercial Axis
  • Location: Guimarães, Portugal
  • Photography: NUDO
  • Software used: Autocad, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, 3dS Max, V-Ray
  • Team: José Martins, Marta Machado, Ana Moura
  • Size: 96,00 m2
  • Year: 2016-2017

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Dongyuan Qianxun Community Center in Suzhou, China by Scenic Architecture Office

 
August 29th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Scenic Architecture Office

Dongyuan Qianxun community is in Xiangcheng District of Suzhou city, with Huangqiao Town in the north.  There are residential lands in the east and the west, and Huqiu Wetland Park right on the southern side of the road. The community center is located in the southeast corner of the land, and is adjacent to two city roads.

Image Courtesy © Dongyuan Design

  • Architects: Scenic Architecture Office (Du Shigang, LiCheng, FuRong, Luo Qi, Xiao Zaiyuan, Shang Yunpeng)
  • Project: Dongyuan Qianxun Community Center
  • Location: Xiangcheng, Suzhou, China
  • Photography: Su shengliang, Dongyuan Design
  •  Design Principal: Zhu Xiaofeng 
  • Project Manager: Zhuang Xinjia
  • Senior Designer: Shi Yin
  • Field Designer: Sheng Tai
  • LDI: Suzhou Architectural Design & Research Institute Ltd.
  • Structural Consultant: Zhang Zhun
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 2238 sqm. (above ground) 1089 sqm. (underground)
  • Completion Year: 2017.6

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John Henry Brookes Building in Oxfordshire, England by Design Engine Architects Ltd

 
August 29th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Design Engine Architects Ltd

At the core of the concept is the ambition to bring cohesion to a disparate campus; integrating existing buildings with new central student facilities. These links provide fluid movement across the new campus for the first time, where academic spaces co-exist with social areas for the enjoyment of students and staff alike.

Image Courtesy © mediumTimCrocker

  • Architects: Design Engine Architects Ltd
  • Project: John Henry Brookes Building
  • Location: Oxfordshire, England
  • Photography: mediumTimCrocke, NickKane
  • Client: Oxford Brookes University
  • Structural Engineer: Ramboll
  • Environmental Engineer: Grontmij
  • Cost Consultant: Turner & Townsend

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Hey! A Lovely Tiny Space in Sanchong, Taipei by A Lentil Design

 
August 29th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: A Lentil Design 

The happiness is enjoying the time with my lover and watching my cat walk around, even having a tea time at home on weekend, that’s the dreaming life every city dweller dream about. At the first time when designer see this place, she found this tiny space is separated by several walls and it looks smaller, even causes unsmooth movement. How to make a dreaming life come true and even there is a new born baby in the future, it is really a difficult problem. Designer communicates with the couple and decides to rearrange the movement, introduce sunlight and air into rooms, to renew space allocation and their life style.

Image Courtesy © A Lentil Design

  • Architects: A Lentil Design
  • Project: Hey! A Lovely Tiny Space
  • Location: Sanchong, Taipei

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Tour Lumière in Tours, France by Jacques Ferrier Architecture

 
August 29th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Jacques Ferrier Architecture

A residential building with 89 flats over 17 levels (ground floor + 16 storeys). The project includes social housing for rent and for sale, as well as standard housing for sale, over the 17 levels of the building.

Image Courtesy © Mathieu Ducros

  • Architects: Jacques Ferrier Architecture
  • Project: Tour Lumière
  • Location: Tours, France
  • Project Owner: SNI
  • Project Directors: François Marquet, François Louis
  • Project Leader: Romain Maréchal
  • Structure Design office: C&E
  • Fluids Technical design: SOGETI Ingénierie
  • Quantity surveyor: SOGETI Ingénierie
  • Surface Area: 5,300 m2
  • Delivery: 2017

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