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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.

Pergola Pavilion in Santiago, Chile by PAR Arquitectos

 
March 12th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: PAR Arquitectos  

An isolated and open construction, next to an existing swimming pool, was ordered at the end of the house garden. The place is presented with an outstanding geographical support, which contains and frames a privileged green environment, typical of the pre-mountain range area east of Santiago.

The project strategy refers to the pergola as an architectural reference; That light and autonomous frame as an integral support of nature and multiple activities.

Image Courtesy © Diego Elgueta

  • Architects: PAR Arquitectos (Pablo Lopez, Alvaro Cortés, Tomás Pardo)
  • Project: Pergola Pavilion
  • Location: Lo Barnechea, Santiago, RM, Chile
  • Photography: Diego Elgueta
  • Area: 52 mts2 / 1.114 mts2
  • Year: 2017

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Felsham Road in London, England by Gile Pike Architect

 
March 9th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Gile Pike Architect

Felsham Road is a bold and radical re-working of an early Victorian Semi-detached house in Putney. Our brief was to extend and improve the property to achieve its maximum potential and in so doing, we have exploited the volume within the house to create double height spaces.

Image Courtesy © Gile Pike Architect

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High Meadow Dwellings at Fallingwater in Pennsylvania by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

 
March 9th, 2017 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson 

Located on a historic farm adjacent to Frank Lloyd Wright’s renowned Fallingwater residence, High Meadow serves as home base for students of Fallingwater Institute’s summer residency programs in architecture, art, and design.

Positioned between forest and field, four modest dwellings with simple wood interiors and framed vistas of the surrounding hilltops rest lightly above ground on a network of nimble steel columns and delicate tectonics, imparting minimal disturbance to the site. An angled shroud at the end of each unit catches cool breezes rising up from the valley floor below and shields the naturally ventilated rooms from the summer sun. Screened entry doors allow for additional airflow and connect the units to a covered walkway.

Image Courtesy © Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

  • Architects: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
  • Project: High Meadow Dwellings at Fallingwater
  • Location: Mill Run, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Client: Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
  • Design Principal: Peter Q. Bohlin, FAIA
  • Principal in Charge: William D. Loose, AIA
  • Project Manager/Designer: Bill James
  • Project Resource: Kent Suhrbier, AIA
  • Landscape Architecture: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson and Fallingwater Summer Interns
  • Structural Engineer: K2 Engineering
  • MEP+FP Engineer: Iams Consulting
  • General Contractor: Fairchance Construction
  • Site: 66 Acres
  • Date Completed: July 2016

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Kardinal-Döpfner-Haus in Freising, Germany by gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

 
March 9th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner 

The architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) have won the competition for the continuing development of the Kardinal-Döpfner-Haus in Freising. The winning entry for the conversion and extension of the educational center is respectful of the traditional ensemble in this prominent position. The architecture nevertheless makes a confident contemporary mark, and creates new high-quality spaces and interiors, benefiting the surroundings.

The new wings are framing the foyer, Image Courtesy © gmp Architects

  • Architects: gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
  • Project: Kardinal-Döpfner-Haus
  • Location: Freising, Germany
  • Client: Erzdiözese München und Freising/Erzbischöfliches Ordinariat München
  • Design: Meinhard von Gerkan and Stephan Schütz with Nicolas Pomränke
  • Project leader: Tobias Keyl
  • Team: Konstantin Greune, Rosaria de Canditiis, Dimitri Philippe, Jan Peter Deml, Thilo Zehme, Thomas Muncke, Giuseppe Malfona, Aleksandra Kuzminska
  • GFA: 15,337 m²

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La Part des Anges in Villenave d’Ornon, France by BUPA Architectures

 
March 9th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: BUPA Architectures

Close to “Rives d’Arcins”, the project rests next to “Geneste” domain boundaries and its Natura 2000 wet bocage. This housing operation is the starting point of the of this district urban development.

This project is named “La Part des Anges”. It is intended as a colorful sculpture offering a landscape changing over its course. The signal tower located at the center of the parcel, around which void and filled areas alternate, participates in the will to create a strong gesture, a signal, aimed at energizing a developing sector. The project consists of 4 blocks located around the 15 story tower.

Image Courtesy © Denis Lacharme

  • Architects: BUPA Architectures
  • Project: La Part des Anges
  • Location: Villenave d’Ornon, France
  • Photography: Denis Lacharme 
  • Clients : Alur Promotion Immobilière, Clairsienne
  • Lead Architects: Frantz Buhler, Florent Pasquier
  • Collaborators: Jouneau, Lafarge, Connexion Bâtiment, THERM’ECO Engeneering, B2B Ingenierie, Harribey Construction, Eurovia Gironde
  • Gross Built Area: 10029 m²
  • Budget: 12.5 M €
  • Completion Year: 2016

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Common Ground in Seoul, South Korea by URBANTAINER

 
March 9th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: URBANTAINER

Common Ground is the result of an experiment of revitalising unused land in the middle of the city. By applying prefab methods, e.g. producing modules in a factory, transporting them to the construction site and assembling them on-site, it was possible to reduce the construction time of the 5300 m2 building to five months.

In order to maximise the usage efficiency of the elongated rectangular shaped land, the architectural form is based on a center square connecting two buildings.

Image Courtesy © URBANTAINER

  • Architects: URBANTAINER
  • Project: Common Ground
  • Location: 17-1, Gwangjin-gu, Jayang-dong, Seoul and the 5 lands
  • Construction: Kolon Environmental Service Co., Ltd.
  • Structure Engineer: PAN Structural Engineering Inc.
  • Client: Kolon Industries
  • Structure Steel Frame Structure
  • Modular Construction: Yoochang
  • Landscape design:LIVESCAPE / Seungjong Yoo
  • Building Scope: 4F / B1F
  • Floor Area Ratio: 98.59%
  • Building To Land Ratio: 40.8%
  • Gross Floor Area: 5,060 sqm
  • Building Area: 2,094 sqm
  • Site Area: 5,132 sqm
  • Completion Date: 2015.04.10

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Thurøhus in Copenhagen, Denmark by EFFEKT

 
March 8th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: EFFEKT 

Thurøhus is a new apartment building located on Thurøvej – a unique location in the dense city fabric of Frederiksberg, Copenhagen. Thurøhus is a reinterpretation of the typical Frederiksberg perimeter block, referencing the existing historical surroundings in materials and details, but at the same time offering a new interpretation and rejuvenation of the typology.

Image Courtesy © EFFEKT

  • Architects: EFFEKT
  • Project: Thurøhus
  • Location: Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Photography: Enok Holsegaard
  • Client: FB Gruppen
  • Collaborators: Ingcon
  • Size: 2.000 m2
  • Year: 2015-16
  • Status: Commission, Completed 2016

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PINAR DEL FARO HOUSE in José Ignacio, Uruguay by Carolina Pedroni + Delfina Riverti + Miguel Rossi

 
March 8th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Carolina Pedroni + Delfina Riverti + Miguel Rossi

The house is situated on a high point of the terrain, surrounded by a number of large pine trees.

The abrupt shoulder towards the street is taken advantage of for the access to the house. A set of outdoor stairs connects to the high level of the garden, turning it into the new zero.

Image Courtesy © Carolina Pedroni + Delfina Riverti + Miguel Rossi

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Experimental Structure in Slavkov u Brna, Czech Republic by Fránek Architects

 
March 8th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: BoysPlayNice

Experimental structure in Slavkov u Brna is one of several buildings by Zdeněk Fránek, that have been created in partnership with scientists. The task was to develop an innovation center for a family business. A structure that will operate solely on energy gained from natural resources and using water independently thanks to its natural water treatment system.

Architecture of the building presents dichotomous conception of space increasing its effect on a spectator through its duality.

Image Courtesy © Boys Play Nice

  • Architects: Fránek Architects (Zdeněk Fránek)
  • Project: Experimental Structure
  • Location: Liko-Noe, U Splavu 1419, Slavkov u Brna
  • Photography: BoysPlayNice
  • Co-authors: Libor Musil (Liko-S), Michal Šperling, Dalibor Skácel
  • General contractors:  Liko-s, Icynene, Novatop, Michal Šperling (constructed wetland wastewater treatment), Skanska SK (monolithic concrete), Dalibor Skácel (heat pump, ventilation, solar technology)
  • Investor:  Liko-S
  • Built-up area: 249 m2
  • Building volume: 1 300 m3
  • Budget: CZK 15 mil.
  • Project: 2014 – 2015
  • Completion: 2015 (27 days)

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Moreelse Bridge in Utrecht, Netherlands by cepezed architects eg

 
March 8th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: cepezed architects eg

The Station district in Utrecht has been undergoing a real metamorphosis since some years. Between all the new buildings, conversions and renovations, the Moreelsebrug has also been realized recently. Across the railway tracks, the bridge for cyclists and pedestrians now connects the Croeselaan and the Moreelsepark with each other.

Image Courtesy © Jannes Linders

  • Architects: cepezed architects eg
  • Project: Moreelse Bridge
  • Location: Moreelsepark – Croeselaan, Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Photography: Jannes Linders, cepezed | Léon van Woerkom, Willem Heesen
  • Client: Gemeente Utrecht, ProRail
  • Architectural design: architectenbureau cepezed, Delft
  • Consultant stability: ABT, Velp
  • Consultant mechanical & electrical installations, elevators and lighting design: Arup
  • Main contractor: Colijn Beton- en Waterbouw B.V.
  • Steel contractor: BSB Staalbouw
  • Contractor balustrades: Octatube
  • supplier trees: BSI Bomenservice
  • Span: 310 meters
  • Opening: December 2016

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