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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.

Summer House Gravråk in Flakstad, Norway by Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk AS

 
January 8th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk AS

This project for a summer retreat is an addition to, and rehabilitation of an old “Nordlandshus” (traditional northern Norwegian house) on a remote site in the coastal island area of Lofoten. The original idea was to encapsulate the old and worn-down timber core within a new climatic shell, leaving the old house standing freely and structurally unstressed inside, with the traditional timber constructions exposed. The added construction followed its own grid module, which – apart from a number of technical advantages – gave an interesting “syncopation” of window openings between the old and new structures.

Image Courtesy © Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk

Image Courtesy © Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk

  • Architects: Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk AS
  • Project: Summer House Gravråk
  • Location: Andopen, Flakstad, Norway
  • Photography: Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk
  • Client: Olve Gravråk
  • Team: Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk, Anette Bringsverd, Elisabeth Øymo, Halvard Amble, Hilde Rostadmo
  • Heated: 25 m2 (new addition)

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Mediterraneo 01 _ Private Villa in Ibiza, Spain by Metroarea Architetti Associati

 
January 8th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Metroarea Architetti Associati 

The main concept of the building is the fusion of the Mediterranean culture with the natural environment.

Inspired by the roman villa and by Spanish and Arab heritage, the house takes form through the natural lexicon of Italian expressionism (Moretti, Michelucci etc.), which also maintains a strong memory of Rudolf Steiner. For us, infact, designing a contemporary building in 2016 means establishing a dedicated dialogue with history and with nature.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Alda

Image Courtesy © Fernando Alda

  • Architects: Metroarea Architetti Associati
  • Project: Mediterraneo 01 _ Private Villa
  • Location: Ibiza, Spain
  • Photography: Fernando Alda
  • Partners: Arch. Antonio Baroncelli (project leader and construction director), Tazio di Pretoro, Giulio Paolo Paladini
  • Collaborators: Elisa Di Martino, Paolo Civiero, Veronica Petrangeli, Juan Grau Fernández, Guillermo Quintas Orias, Marta Grau Fernández
  • Structural Engineering: UPV / David Gallardo Llopis, José Manuel Castillejo Llácer
  • Hvac and electrical  Engineering:  SID / Sami Hawash
  • Contractor: CSI Ingenieria y Construcción
  • Principal Materials: Concrete, Glass, Steel, Stones, Teak-Wood, Bamboo
  • Structure: Concrete
  • Total Floor Area: 1100 m2
  • Building Area: 1600 m2 (inside + terraces)
  • Site Area: 6000 m2
  • Status: Completed (2016)

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Bon-Secours health and social care development in Paris, France by AZC

 
January 8th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: AZC

The collection of buildings that makes up Notre-Dame de Bon Secours is to be found at 68 Rue des Plantes, in southern Paris’ 14th arrondissement. Bordered to the south and the east respectively by Rue Giordano and Rue des Plantes, the site has an area of almost three hectares. The heritage of this site is a long history of building that began in 1875. The first wings of the hospital and the chapel were soon joined by new buildings in the same architectural style, following an orthogonal plan along two axes, alternating buildings and garden areas. In 1985, demolitions and new constructions broke the architectural coherence and upset the reading and use of the site. The recent transfer of the maternity unit to another hospital (Saint Joseph) provided the opportunity for the organisation to convert the Rue des Plantes site into a leading community healthcare centre, as well as to re-establish a harmonious and functional architectural ensemble. The transformation of the Notre-Dame de Bon Secours site reflects the evolution of healthcare; from the late 19th-century linear building, to the broad floors of modern medical centres. Following the demolition of the most problematic buildings on the site, including the maternity wing, a large building operation was planned in two phases so as to manage re-housing and building on an occupied site. Phase one, now being completed, comprised the construction of a new building to house a 98-bed residential care-home for the elderly and a 64-place crèche. It is built on the site of the demolished maternity wing, in the south-west corner of the plot, on the Rue Giordano Bruno side. The project also involves the renovation of the street-front building of the old nursing school, known as the ‘chateau’, to house a new children’s healthcare centre. The overall programme covers a total surface area of 14,000 sq m (GIA). Phase two, due for completion in 2017, will see the construction of a nursing home for disabled patients at the northern corner of the site by the Rue des Plantes.

Image Courtesy © AZC

Image Courtesy © AZC

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U38 House in Bangkok, Thailand by OFFICE AT Co., Ltd.

 
January 8th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: OFFICE AT Co., Ltd. 

SITE:

The U38 house is located on soi Udomsuk 38  Bangkok, Thailand. The 400 sq. m. house was designed for a couple and a child in the site next to the husband existing family house surrounded by typical suburban houses.

Image Courtesy © Mr. Rungkit Charoenwat

Image Courtesy © Mr. Rungkit Charoenwat

  • Architects: OFFICE AT Co., Ltd. (Mr. Surachai Akekapobyotin, Ms. Juthathip Techachumreon)
  • Project: U38 House
  • Location: Soi Udomsuk 38, Bangna, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Photography: Mr. Rungkit Charoenwat
  • Owner: Mr. Pongsak Korkiatsanti  and  Ms. Naruemon Tantikarun
  • Interior Designer: OFFICE AT Co., Ltd.
  • Landscape Designer: OFFICE AT Co., Ltd.
  • Structural Engineer: Mr. Sarawut Yuanteng
  • System Engineer: Mr. Petch Panyangam
  • Contractor: S.P. Civil System Co., Ltd.
  • Site Area: 368 sq. m.
  • Area: 400 sq. m.
  • Completion: 2014

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Residence Saint-Ange in Seyssins, France by Studio Odile Decq

 
January 8th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Studio Odile Decq

Perched on the crest of a hill, the residence is a monolithic sculpture —one that turns its back on the rest of the compound, looking out to to the historic city of Grenoble in the valley and the jagged French Alps beyond. Up the slight slope lies a bosque-like park, studded with sculptures from the owner’s collection, and the rest of the Tour Saint- Ange estate, which includes a 17th-century farmhouse, expanded into a villa in the 20th century.

Image Courtesy © Roland Halbe

Image Courtesy © Roland Halbe

  • Architects: Studio Odile Decq
  • Project: Residence Saint-Ange
  • Location: Seyssins, France
  • Photography: Roland Halbe
  • Client: Colette Tornier
  • Structural Engineer: Batiserf
  • Technical Equipment: Axes Ingénierie
  • Constructor: SEMA
  • Landscape: Jocelyne Icart
  • Framework: Soraetec
  • Structure: Bois Conseil
  • Carpentry: M. Philippe Vial Jolibois
  • Electricity & Plumbing: EDMI
  • Cost: 460 000 € HT
  • Area: 185 m2
  • Date: 2015

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Sanya Integrated Commercial and Transportation Hub in China by Aedas

 
January 8th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Aedas

Located in front of the Sanya High-speed Railway Station, Sanya Integrated Commercial and Transportation Hub is a mixed-use tourist attraction and transportation hub. It will feature a retail podium, shopping streets village, a hotel, serviced apartments, a wedding event hall, a cinema, a children’s playground and a sky garden, all of which are linked to the high-speed rail and tram stations as well as the bus terminal.

Image Courtesy © Aedas

Image Courtesy © Aedas

  • Architects: Aedas
  • Project: Sanya Integrated Commercial and Transportation Hub
  • Location: Sanya, China
  • Client: Bestway Investment Asia Pte Ltd
  • Director: Kevin Wang
  • Gross floor area: 121,388 sqm (above ground); 153,854 sqm (below ground)
  • Completion year: 2019

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Funder Werk 3 in Sankt Veit an der Glan, Austria by COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

 
January 8th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

Industrial culture can only come about when existing economic and functional practical constraints are successfully transformed into multidimensional design.

The Funder Werk factory building, a paper coating factory, is functionally determined by the process of production. It was to be metamorphosed into “expressive architecture.” The design concept was based on the idea of dismantling the production hall into sculpturally shaped elements. During the design process, the power station with its chimneys, the media bridge, the flying roof, the office and laboratory areas, and the entrances emerged as differentiated, interconnected architectural elements that endow the complex as a whole with an unmistakable head and body. The playful sculptural evocation of the power station with the “dancing chimneys,” the media bridge as a connection between energy and production, the free design of the flying roof as “wings,” the shaped canopies of the entrances, and the corner of the laboratory and office areas dissolved in glass towards the south, all stand out against the hall, which has been consciously kept white and simple.

Image Courtesy © Gerald Zugmann

Image Courtesy © Gerald Zugmann

  • Architects: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU
  • Project: Funder Werk 3
  • Location: Sankt Veit an der Glan, Austria
  • Client: Funder Industries, St. Veit/Glan, Österreich
  • Design Principals: Wolf D. Prix, Helmut Swiczinsky
  • Project Architect: Markus Pillhofer
  • Landscape Architect: J.B. Koppandy, Graz, Austria
  • General Planner: Achammer & Tritthart, Innsbruck, Austria
  • Site Area: 150,000 m²
  • Total Floor Area: 6,450 m²
  • Design: 1987-1988
  • Construction: 1988-1989

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odD House 1.0 in Quito, Ecuador by odD+ Architects

 
January 6th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: odD+ Architects

DESCRIPTION

odD House 1.0, located in the sector of Tumbaco in Quito, Ecuador was conceived as a  therapeutic experiment and change of lifestyle for an elderly couple and their family after living in a rustic style home for over 30+ years. Facing very specific demands from the client, the architects strategized on a methodology for the design and final product by studying Neuroscience as well as the client´s lifestyle. This made the initial solution towards solving the design of the house easier; it made a clear diagram, and  gave a design direction towards the client`s main needs. It also raised questions about overall form and language.

NORTHWEST PERSPECTIVE, Image Courtesy © Jose Ignacio Correa & Jean-Claude Constant L

NORTHWEST PERSPECTIVE, Image Courtesy © Jose Ignacio Correa & Jean-Claude Constant L

  • Architects: odD+ Architects
  • Project: odD House 1.0
  • Location: Urb. Auquí Chico, Quito 170157, Ecuador
  • Photography: Jose Ignacio Correa & Jean-Claude Constant L
  • Founder and Principal: Lucas Correa-Sevilla
  • Design team: Lucas Correa-Sevilla, Parshan Fatehi
  • Presentation Drawings: Maria Lorenzo Muñoz
  • Site Area: 1227.31 m2
  • Building Footprint: 275.86 m2
  • Gross Floor Area: 412.76 m

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Urban Elevator in Echavacoiz, Spain by ah asociados

 
January 6th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: ah asociados

This project emerge from an R+D+I study on Pedestrian Mobility in “Echavacoiz Norte”, commissioned by the City Council of Pamplona to the Innovation Department of ah asociados. In this research, three critical areas with historical accessibility and urban integration problems were detected and could be solved by implementing mechanical systems.

Image Courtesy © Jesús Lázaro Izquierdo

Image Courtesy © Jesús Lázaro Izquierdo

  • Architects: ah asociados (Miguel A. Alonso del Val, Rufino J. Hernández Minguillón, Marcos Escartín Miguel, Mikel Zabalza Zamarbide)
  • Project: Urban Elevator
  • Location: Echavacoiz neighborhood, Pamplona, Spain
  • Photography: Jesús Lázaro Izquierdo and José Manuel Cutillas
  • Client: Strategic Projects Area, Pamplona City Council
  • Design team: Patricia Biain Ugarte (Project Manager), Esperanza Marrodán Ciordia, María José Alonso Pérez, Xabier Eskisabel Azanza
  • Engineers: Eduardo Ozcoidi Echarren (Structure), Javier Gironés Navarlaz (Facilities), Michel Aldaz García-Mina (S&H)
  • Project date: 31/01/2012
  • Start work date: 08/10/2012
  • Completion date: 03/07/2013

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38 Housing units in Rue Bonnet, France by Avenier Cornejo Architectes

 
January 6th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Avenier Cornejo Architectes 

The 38 social housing units at 10/12 rue Bonnet in the city of Clichy-la-Garenne completed for Efidis (social housing landlord) are located at the doorstep of Paris, along the périphérique beltway.

At the edge of the capital and its inner suburbs, they look towards both the Clichy-Batignolles district and the new high court designed by Renzo Piano, and the greater Paris area. Inside and out, they embody the metropolitan issue of eliminating borders. The architects seem to have set a roadmap to relay the dynamism that characterizes the urban development zone of Batignolles in a disparate environment. It is this double relationship with the city dictating the physiognomy of the building that seems to transcend the limits of the périphérique to connect two different urbanities towards a common future.

Image Courtesy © Takuji Shimmura

Image Courtesy © Takuji Shimmura

  • Architects: Avenier Cornejo Architectes
  • Project: 38 Housing units 
  • Location: Clichy-la-Garenne 92110, France – 10/12, rue Bonnet
  • Photography: Takuji Shimmura and Avenier Cornejo
  • Client: Efidis / groupe SNI
  • Project leaders: Miguel Cornejo, Christelle Avenier, Somanad Petitjean, Julia Leroy
  • Engineering firms: EVP Ingénierie, CFERM Ingénierie, Fabrice Bougon
  • Cost: 4500 000 € ex-Tax
  • Total floor area: 2739 sqm
  • Plot area: 430 sqm
  • Garden: 57 sqm
  • Floor area apartments: 2 563 sqm
  • Floor area commercial space: 90 sqm
  • Floor area billiard room: 86 sqm
  • Completion: June 2016

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