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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.

AS Building in Mérida, Yucatán by AS Arquitectura

 
August 31st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: AS Arquitectura

The project consists of a 240 sqm office building. The requirements were three premises for rent and the offices of an architectural practice. The field of 15 x 20 meters in a corner forced the building to be compacted in order to leave enough area for parking required. A building in 3 levels was proposed, the ground floor is occupied by the rent premises and the parking area, and the other two plants belong to the offices of the firm.

Image Courtesy © Rolando Córdoba and Roberto Cárdenas

Image Courtesy © Rolando Córdoba and Roberto Cárdenas

  • Architects: AS Arquitectura (Arq. Alejandra Abreu Sacramento and Arq. Xavier Abreu Sacramento)
  • Project: AS Building
  • Location: Mérida, Yucatán
  • Photography: Rolando Córdoba and Roberto Cárdenas
  • Builder: Arq. Carlos Pasos
  • Structural Design: Ing. Rodolfo Pascacio
  • Illumination Design: Luminica
  • Construction Area: 240 sqm
  • Land Area: 300 sqm
  • Construction Year: 2009

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Résidence Planchette in Paris, France by AZC Architectes

 
August 31st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: AZC Architectes

An urban health center, for the autonomy and involvement of people with disabilities in the city of Paris.

This project provides sheltered housing for frail, elderly residents with a variety of disabilities. The building comprises individual studio apartments, communal areas and medical consultation rooms for residents and out-patients.

To understand the project one must understand the history of the site at 232 Rue de Charenton in south-eastern Paris, along the side of which runs a passage that can be found on city plans as far back as 1789, at which time it led to cultivated fields. Fraught with real-estate related tension due to the complex planning laws in Paris and the Bercy neighbourhood, the project took seven years to see the light of day.

Image Courtesy © AZC Architectes

Image Courtesy © AZC Architectes

  • Architects: AZC Architectes (Grégoire Zündel, Irina Cristea, architects ; Stefano Lunardi and Valentine Jamet, project managers)
  • Project: Résidence Planchette
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Client: Elogie
  • Partners: OTE Ingénierie
  • Size: 2250 m2
  • Year: 2015
  • Satus: Completed

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Lakefront Mings Café Renovation in Shanghai, China by Latitude

 
August 31st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Latitude

The project aims to restore and refurbish Mings Café, a building located in the outskirts of Shanghai. To take advantage of its exceptional location –facing a lake and embraced by nature–, the owner decided to revitalize the venue through the application of a new design concept. In June 2015, LATITUDE got commissioned to explore the renovation strategy that would redefine this building’s identity. Our tasks covered from interior refurbishment to the redesign of outdoor areas such as the terrace, the façade and the surrounding landscape.

Image Courtesy © Boris Bohsem

Image Courtesy © Boris Bohsem

  • Architects: Latitude
  • Project: Lakefront Mings Café Renovation
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Photography: Boris Bohsem
  • Team: Andrea Ramos Rodriguez, Cherry Fan, Jorge Cortes de Castro
  • Client: Shanghai Wei Mings-Food Co., Ltd.
  • Budget: 70,000€ Principal Architect: Manuel N. Zornoza
  • Area: 550m2
  • Year: 2015 – 2016
  • Status: Completed

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Grove at Grand Bay in Miami, Florida by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

 
August 31st, 2016 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

Miami has developed a contemporary vernacular of condominiums that includes brise-soleil-style balconies with floor-to-ceiling windows that offer panoramic water views. We have taken these indigenous elements of the new Miami skyline and continue the evolution of their local architectural language. Coconut Grove’s identity is closely tied to its untamed jungle-like vegetation, yet the center sadly lacks this quality. Our design “re-groves” the heart of Coconut Grove, and create a landscape in tune with the surroundings. The two towers of the Grove at Grand Bay respond to the surroundings and to each other, to give optimum views at every level. The towers take off from the ground to capture the full breadth of panoramic views from sailboat bays and the marina to the Miami skyline. The dancing motion of the towers creates a new landmark in the community. A lush abundance of plant-life blankets over the parking and amenity spaces, folding down to create pedestrian and vehicular access to the towers.

Image Courtesy © Facchina

Image Courtesy © Facchina

  • Architects: BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group
  • Project: Grove at Grand Bay
  • Location: Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida, USA
  • Photography: Azeez Bakare Studios, Facchina, Mir
  • Client: Terra Group
  • Collaborators: VSN, Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates, Inc., Esrawe, Desimone, HNGS, Raymond Jungles, OVI, Hufsey Nicolaides Garcia Suarez, O’Brien Lighting, Aquadynamics Design Group
  • Partner in charge: Bjarke Ingels, Thomas Christoffersen
  • Project Leader: Leon Rost
  • Project Manager: Ziad Shehab
  • Size: 58900 m2
  • Date: 24/09/2012
  • Status: Under Construction

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Clover House in Okazaki, Japan by MAD Architects

 
August 31st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: MAD Architects 

MAD architects have completed their first project in Japan, the Clover House kindergarten. Located in the small town of Okazaki, the school’s setting boasts views of the paddy fields and mountains, characteristic of the Aichi Prefecture. The kindergarten was originally operated out of the old family home of siblings Kentaro and Tamaki Nara, which soon became too small and unfit for expanding their educational goals. The siblings desired to create a modern educational institution where children could feel as comfortable as they do in their own homes, allowing them to grow and learn in a nurturing setting.

Image Courtesy © Fuji Koji

Image Courtesy © Fuji Koji

  • Architects: MAD Architects
  • Project: Clover House
  • Location: Okazaki, Aichi, Japan
  • Photography: Fuji Koji, Dan Honda and Rasmus Daniel Taun
  • Client: Kentaro Nara / Tamaki Nara
  • Constructor: Kira Construction Inc.
  • Structural Engineer: Takuo Nagai
  • Directors: Ma Yansong, Yosuke Hayano, Dang Qun
  • Design Team: Takahiro Yonezu, Yukan Yanagawa, Hiroki Fujino, Julian Sattler, Davide Signorato
  • Site Area: 283 sqm
  • Building Area: 134 sqm
  • Total Floor Area: 300 sqm
  • Status: Completed

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Pro-fitness Gymnasium in Kurukshetra, India by Studio Ardete

 
August 31st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Studio Ardete

OVERVIEW

Born out of the idea of an individualistic and practical space design, Pro fitness Gymnasium is located in Kurukshetra, a small town in the state of Haryana. This ambitious project, spread over an area of 5000 sqft, was imagined and built as the largest gymnasium in the city.

The main challenge was to break the stereotypes surrounding the design of fitness spaces and to put together a new array of elements and systems that would work as a prototype whilst giving the space a bold, distinctive look.

Image Courtesy © Purnesh Dev Nikhanj

Image Courtesy © Purnesh Dev Nikhanj

  • Architects: Studio Ardete
  • Project: Pro-fitness Gymnasium
  • Location: Kurukshetra, Haryana, India
  • Photography: Purnesh Dev Nikhanj
  • Software used: Autocad and Google Sketchup
  • Client: Mr Balwan
  • Site Area: 5530sqft
  • Gross Floor Area: 2765 Sqft
  • Status: Completed in December 2015

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Rothesay Bay House in Auckland, New Zealand by Creative Arch Ltd

 
August 31st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Creative Arch Ltd

This project involved undertaking alterations to an existing family home on the cliff top edge of Rothesay bay, Auckland. The brief included taking advantage of the coastal sea views, providing a modern four bedroom home with separate lounge attached to the master bedroom. The home has been designed around the existing garage and footprint of the existing ground floor, recycling as much of the existing slab and groundwork structures. A combination of cedar shiplap vertical and horizontal, metal cladding and plaster have been used combined with low lying roofs help to break up the buildings form. Working with the existing parameters and layered approach, has resulted in a modern home that rests comfortably between neighbouring high and low properties on a cliff top site.

Image Courtesy © Andy Chui

Image Courtesy © Andy Chui

  • Architects: Creative Arch Ltd (Mark Mcleay & Daniel Eiem)
  • Project: Rothesay Bay House
  • Location: Rothesay Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Photography: Andy Chui
  • Software used: Archicad 19
  • Engineer: Brian Jones Engineers
  • Interior Designer: Yellow Fox / Creative Arch
  • Landscape Designer: Patrick Corfe
  • Landscaper: Mat Rush- Good Mates Gardening

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The Thumb House in Madison, Wisconsin by Lazor Office

 
August 30th, 2016 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Lazor Office

It can be challenging enough to find the right frame for a painting. But what if you want to frame an ever-changing natural environment—and you also want to live inside the frame?

The spaces of the Thumb House actively engage the surrounding landscape. Where the warm wood façade of the house recedes within a zinc wrapper, a wide outdoor room opens toward the lake, framing a panoramic view of water and sky. White-stained wood lines the inside of the outdoor room, transitioning smoothly into the white interior of the house at a glass wall.

Image Courtesy © Lazor Office

Image Courtesy © Lazor Office

  • Architects: Lazor Office
  • Project: The Thumb House
  • Location: Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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The Solar Electric Sculptures by jantzen studio

 
August 30th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: jantzen studio

Solar Electric Sculptures were designed as functional public art projects that generate electricity from sunlight (for the community in which they are installed) through the integration of a large photovoltaic panel, built into the sculpture.

Image Courtesy © jantzen studio

Image Courtesy © jantzen studio

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Black Cube House in Lower Silesia, Poland by KameleonLab

 
August 30th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: KameleonLab 

The project demonstrates a total makeover of a typical polish family house from 70s of XX century.

Clients have bought a site with existing 2 storey small building  and their main  objective was to make this house almost twice as big, whilst incorporating the old structure of a building and to completely change the elevations.

Image Courtesy © Tomasz Zakrzewski

Image Courtesy © Tomasz Zakrzewski

  • Architects: KameleonLab (Kuba Wozniczka, Rafal Specylak)
  • Project: Black Cube House
  • Location: Wroclaw, Lower Silesia, Poland
  • Photography: Tomasz Zakrzewski
  • Collaborator: Marek Wozniczka
  • Interior design: Rif Raf Studio, Daria Kiezun
  • Area: 235 m2
  • Year: 2009 – 2012

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