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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.

Lissen House in Castilleja de la Cuesta (Sevilla), Spain by Studio Wet

 
February 28th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Studio Wet 

“We carried out the expansion of a detached house, in an urban environment with a city model already closed years ago, a legally protected atmosphere, a building remaining in the plot that customers are willing to exhaust but always under the premise of a budget Limited and with reasonable programmatic requirements.We also add the derivations of the urban regulations -separation to boundaries and maximum fund- and the technological limitations in the local construction.To our methodology we call it critical pragmatism.Through it a project is built Of the tangible thing that always evaluates as contingencies indispensable, never assigning them the name of renunciation.In the end, contingencies become one, its construction.With
our proposal we respect the existing building by action (enlargement is done with a language Totally different) and omission (without transforming the volume or its appearance.) We have also found in the reverberation of the curved motives a vehicle for the visual coherence of the proposal, both for us in the process and for the client in the constructed. The curve as an expression of what is added to the existing building, both internally and externally.

And the result is a slowly developed and slowly built project. Too slowly, we are aware that this is also a luxury, especially for us, and that model of work is bound to disappear.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Alda Photography

  • Architects: Studio Wet (Gómez Mora, José and Montes Estrada, Daniel )
  • Project: Lissen House
  • Location: Castilleja de la Cuesta (Sevilla), Spain
  • Photography: Fernando Alda Photography
  • Collaborators: Sharifa Haidari, Manvir Hansra, Anna Thomaidou, Julián Calvo, Simona Lupo
  • Structure: Pedro Lobato
  • Facilities: Víctor Silveira
  • Execution Director: Daniel Yusty
  • Constructora: Cruz y Maguillo SL
  • Date: 11/23/2016

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Ulma Drainage Channels in Granada School Of Architecture in Spain by ULMA Architectural Solutions

 
February 28th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: ULMA Architectural Solutions 

ULMA Architectural Solutions has supplied drainage channels to the Higher Technical School of Architecture in Granada. The new school was previously the Military Hospital, located in the Realejo district close to the Alhambra. The architect was Victor López Cotelo, and the work was selected for the FAD Architecture Awards 2016.

Image Courtesy © ULMA Architectural Solutions

  • Architects: ULMA Architectural Solutions
  • Project: Ulma Drainage Channels in Granada School Of Architecture
  • Location: Granada, Spain
  • Products used: U200K with FNX200KCCM grille and U150K with FNX150KCCM grille

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PATIENT HOTEL in Copenhagen, Denmark by 3XN

 
February 28th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: 3XN

Copenhagen’s Rigshospitalet, Denmark’ s leading hospital, recently inaugurated its new Patient Hotel and Administrative Building, designed by 3XN Architects. 3XN designed the 7,400m2 building as an open, supportive and comfortable environment for patients, as well as an efficient work environment for the hospital’s administrative staff. The Patient Hotel offers 74 rooms on the three lower floors, while administrative offices comprise floors three to six.

Image Courtesy © Adam Mork

  • Architects: 3XN
  • Project: PATIENT HOTEL
  • Location: Juliane Maries Vej 18, DK-2100 Copenhagen
  • Photography: Adam Mork
  • Client: Rigshospitalet, Region H
  • Total Advisor: Aarhus Architects
  • Engineer: Grontmij
  • Landscape Architects: Kirstine Jensen
  • Interior: Rigshospitalet, Region H
  • Facade: Facade appears as a horizontal relief clad in the bright natural stone, Jura Gelb.
  • Floors: 6 (plus basement)
  • Size: 8.000m2 (Basement approximately 1,100 m2)
  • Construction Start: January 2014
  • Completed: August 2015
  • Official opening: August 21, 2015

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Paço de Vitorino Hotel in Ponte de Lima, Portugal by PROD architecture & design

 
February 28th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: PROD architecture & design

Paço de Vitorino is a manor house located in the north of Portugal that has been in the same family since the mid-16th century. It’s history is marked several relevant events. The most outstanding dates from the mid-18th century when a major intervention occurred according to baroque canons. The resulting structure is characterized by a three stories main house on the east side, two lateral wings on the north and south side and a small chapel along the entrance wall on the west. These elements delineate a central large yard defined by adorned facades.

Image Courtesy © João Morgado Fotografia de Arquitectura

  • Architects: PROD architecture & design
  • Project: Paço de Vitorino Hotel
  • Location: Vitorino das Donas, Ponte de Lima, Portugal
  • Photography: João Morgado Fotografia de Arquitectura
  • Architects in charge: Paulo and Susana Lago de Carvalho
  • Collaborators: Fernando Paiva, Paulo Borlido, Carlos João and Pedro Paiva
  • Academic work: Miguel Araújo, Paulo Carvalho, Pedro Ribeiro and Susana Correia
  • Engineering: SprenPlan Engenharia, Vaproj and Pcgem
  • Landscape Architecture: Marta Malheiro (Piso Térreo Arquitectura Paisagista)
  • Decoration: Margarida Lobo Nazareth
  • Site total area: 44.000 sqm.
  • Total construction area: 1.852 sqm.
  • General Contractor: Salvador Fernandes & Filhos Lda.
  • Project: June 2010 – May 2014
  • Construction: July 2014 – October 2015

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M10-House in Fukuoka, Japan by Architect Show co,.Ltd

 
February 28th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Architect Show co,.Ltd 

M10-House 「House with Objects」 was a design planned in a corner lot in area crowded with houses and mansion right inside the heart of Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture.

With light court stands in its center, two volumes with different height and material articulation was neutralize by the L shape eaves element creating a modern an simple exterior appearance.

Image Courtesy © Ikuma Satoshi

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Kolon Future Research Park in Seoul, Korea by mOrphosis architects

 
February 28th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: mOrphosis architects

The Kolon Group, based in Seoul, is a diverse corporation whose activities range from textiles, chemicals, and sustainable technologies, to original clothing lines in the athletic and ready-to-wear fashion markets. Between the group’s 38 divisions, Kolon covers research, primary material manufacture, and product construction – a unique configuration that enables the company to capitalize on its own resources and advances, and to forge innovative collaborations between divisions. Supporting this collaborative model was a primary goal behind the design of Kolon’s new Corporate Headquarters and Research Facilities. Bringing researchers, leadership, and designers together in one location, the building combines flexible laboratory facilities with executive offices and active social spaces that encourage greater interaction and exchange across the company.

Image Courtesy © Morphosis Architects

  • Architects: mOrphosis architects
  • Project: Kolon Future Research Park
  • Location: Magok Industrial Park, Seoul, Korea
  • Client: Kolon Industries, Inc.
  • Visualization: Jasmine Park, Sam Tannenbaum
  • Design Director: Thom Mayne
  • Project Principal: Eui-Sung Yi
  • Project Manager: Sung-Bum Lim
  • Project Architects: Ji-Young Jon, Sung-Soo Lim, Zach Pauls, Aaron Ragan
  • Project Designers: Daniel Pruske, Natalia Traverso-Caruana
  • Project Team: Ilaria Campi, Yoon Her, Meari Kim, Sarah Kott, Michelle Lee, Jung Jae Park, Go-Woon Seo, Pablo Zunzunegui

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145 Student Housing in Bordeaux, France by GARDERA-D Architecture

 
February 28th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: GARDERA-D Architecture

The project is located on the overall development program of the Bassins à Flots in Bordeaux, whose specifications were drawn up by the ANMA agency (Nicolas Michelin). The group concerned is coordinated by the architecture agency MATEO Arquitectura in Barcelona.

The program totals 145 rooms and combines a series of 9 duplex townhouses. The building exudes about 4452 m2 of floor space and is composed of two different estates oriented South-West / North-Est facing each other on both sides of a large landscaped slab cleared at the 2nd level.

Image Courtesy © GARDERA-D Architecture

  • Architects: GARDERA-D Architecture (Gardera Patrice)
  • Project: 145 Student Housing
  • Location: Bordeaux, France
  • Software used: Rhinoceros 3d

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Morris Law in Gothenburg, Sweden by Bornstein Lyckefors Architects

 
February 28th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Bornstein Lyckefors Architects

Lawyer’s Office Morris Law has the stated ambition to reformulate what business law might mean. The guiding principles of the company’s values are concepts such as “transparency”, “efficiency”, “excellence” and “mindfulness”. Our interpretation of this was to create an open and social workspace without clear hierarchies. One example is the entrance lobby, which is surrounded by a wooden structure made of maple with shelves, mirrors, cork and brass net, acts both as a workspace for the employees, as well as a place to meet customers. Another example is the absence of cellular offices; designing all workplaces the same size and instead divide them with the help of wooden frames, which are also made of maple. Felt, mirrors and cork inside these frames create privacy and noise reduction.

The office of Morris Law is today a work environment without clear hierarchies, where the meetings between employees and customers are in focus.

The entrance lobby is surrounden by a wooden structure made of maple, which contains pieces of brown-toned mirrors, brass net and cork, Image Courtesy © Bornstein Lyckefors Architects

  • Architects: Bornstein Lyckefors Architects
  • Project: Morris Law
  • Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Software used: SketchUp and Autocad
  • Client: Advokatfirman Morris AB
  • Team: Johan Olsson, Per Bornstein, Andreas Lyckefors, Ainhoa Etxeberria, Emelie Johansson
  • Size: 1000 square metres
  • Date: 2015

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House in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

 
February 28th, 2017 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

Placed on top of historic Hollywood Hills, the ones which draw Los Angeles profile where part of Case Study Houses program was built. The project lays on the ground, adapting to its hard slope and conditions, carrying out a change of direction at house level in order to frame the horizon of the city till the ocean.

John’s view, who will live the home, was determinant for its design. A monolythic piece, hanging from topography and opened to the distant landscape was what he imagined for this place.

Image Courtesy © Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

  • Architects: Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
  • Project: House in Hollywood Hills
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Principal in Charge: Fran Silvestre
  • Project Architect: Maria Masià, David Sastre, Álvaro Olivares
  • Collaborating Architect: Sevak Asatrián, Esther Sanchís, Eduardo Sancho, Vicente Picó, Diego Civera, Fran Ayala, Ángel Fito, Estefania Soriano, Pablo Camarasa, Sandra Insa, Santiago Dueña, Ricardo Candela, Rubén March, José Manuel Arnao
  • Interior Deisgn: Alfaro Hofmann
  • Partner: Manuelian Architects

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Courtyard House in Toh Yi Rd, Singapore by Ming Architects

 
February 28th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Ming Architects

Flanked between the koi pond and the swimming pool, the double volume courtyard – a fulcrum to the house, was introduced to break the monotony of spaces in this linear house. Horizontal and vertical movements are endless and ample daylight floods the key living spaces. A 3-storey high feature steel staircase floats above the koi pond, with a vertical feature wall of black river pebbles as its backdrop. A slim bridge suspends over the courtyard and ties the front and rear wings of the house.

Image Courtesy © Ming Architects

  • Architects: Ming Architects (Tan Cher Ming)
  • Project: Courtyard House
  • Location: 22 Toh Yi Rd, Singapore
  • Software used: Google SketchUp Pro, Autocad

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