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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.

GeoEdge offices in Tel Aviv, Israel by Studio Samuelov

 
April 12th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Studio Samuelov

The Space

Our underlying design strategy was to disperse designated closed rooms throughout the floor, to create open work extensions which enjoy a measure of intimacy to reinforce the \”team\” spirit of specific outfits. The creation of surrounding large windows allows for ultimate utilization of natural daylight in the interior, sending a message of transparency and openness that enhances human interaction and strengthens GeoEdge’s corporate culture.

Image Courtesy © Yoav Peled

  • Architects: Studio Samuelov
  • Project: GeoEdge offices
  • Location: Ramat Hahayal, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Photography: Yoav Peled
  • Graphic design: Studio Luka
  • Construction: Tidhar

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Hongkun Art Auditorium in Beijing, China by Penda architecture & design

 
April 12th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Penda architecture & design

Penda creates an “escheresque” space with arches, steps and mirrors for an art auditorium in the centre of Beijing.

Penda recently finished a Project for an Art Auditorium on the Southern 3rd Road in Beijing. The venue is located at Xi Da Wang Lu, an upcoming cultural area with Galleries and Museums in its neighbourhood. Next to it Art Auditorium, penda completed the “Hongkun Museum of Fine Arts” in 2013.

Image Courtesy © Xia Zhi

  • Architects: Penda architecture & design
  • Project: Hongkun Art Auditorium
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Photography: Xia Zhi
  • Project Team: Chris Precht, Dayong Sun, Jing Wang, Li Pengchong, Wen Xu, Bai Xue, Mingxue Sun
  • Project Size: 270 sqm
  • Project Year: 2016

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CAFE PORTOBELLO in São Paulo, Brazil by Diego Revollo Arquitetura

 
April 12th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Diego Revollo Arquitetura 

architect Diego Revollo and his team had as a challenge to develop the new project of Café Portobello, a disputed place by customers and partners which frequent the store.

It should be used in the project 3 launches, totally different among themselves in texture, style and format, but with very close tones, from white to light gray, of the new collection #InOutPuraMatéria.

Image Courtesy © Diego Revollo Arquitetura

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MUSEO AMPARO in Puebla, Mexico by TEN Arquitectos

 
April 12th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: TEN Arquitectos 

In the historical center of Puebla, the Amparo Museum is housed in a complex of colonial buildings. The Amparo Foundation wanted to improve the visitor’s experience and increase the museum’s exhibition capacity without destroying the original historic construction. With a limited site, TEN Arquitectos modernized Amparo’s spaces and updated its circulation through the insertions of glass vestibules of varying scales.

Image Courtesy © TEN Arquitectos

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University of Winchester Winton Chapel in England by Design Engine Architects Ltd

 
April 12th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Design Engine Architects Ltd 

The project was to renovate and extend the University’s Victorian Chapel. Originally built in 1880, and then extended in 1927, the Chapel is used for a number of different events and purposes: services, group meetings, concerts and as a place of quiet contemplation.

In 2015 the University commissioned Design Engine Architects to oversee a complete restoration of its internal and external fabric. In addition, the University asked for an extension to the chapel, to include a small side chapel and a social and meeting space. The brief was to create a very special project, to sit as a small ‘jewel’ in the heart of the campus.

Image Courtesy © Design Engine Architects Ltd

  • Architects: Design Engine Architects Ltd
  • Project: University of Winchester Winton Chapel
  • Location: King Alfred Campus, University of Winchester, England, UK
  • Client: University of Winchester
  • Structural engineer: Paul Tanner Associates
  • M&E consultant: Robert Cartwright Design
  • Quantity surveyor: Evolution 5
  • Lighting consultant: Chris Reading & Associates
  • Main Contractor: R.V. Dart

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Nest House by BEARprogetti

 
April 12th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: BEARprogetti

You must constantly try to climb very high, if you want to be able to see very far. (Constantin Brâncuşi).

Like an eagle’s nest, Nest House takes advantage of its location to become a modern shelter on the top of the mountain. Even from the first inspection at the house, when there were no walls yet, it has been clear: nothing more needed besides what was seen out of the stately windows! That’s why all the spaces of the everyday life have been gathered together in a single, wide, open space. It would have been a huge mistake to foreclose the overall view of the landscape by splitting it up into small rooms trapped between walls … and so even the home life leads through the shape of the space, in a contemporary way to live it and to enjoy it … a few and simple objects define the functions at once: the kitchen with its island, the breakfast table, the table and the sofa. The large central fireplace is the common element of all these areas, it heats the rooms and the heart all day long.

Image Courtesy © BEARprogetti

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IL1H1 – Modern apartment in Kiev, Ukraine by SIROTOV ARCHITECTS

 
April 12th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: SIROTOV ARCHITECTS

Project il1h – modern apartment in Kiev, UA. Composition of rooms: hall 13,4 m2, guest bathroom 8,4 m2, cloakroom 3,9 m2, kitchen-dining zone 32,1 m2, pantry room 6,1 m2, living room 36,4 m2, bedroom 49,2 m2, bathroom 6,3 m2, dressing room 6,2 m2, terrace 46,3 m2. Total area of the apartment is 208.3 m2.

Image Courtesy © SIROTOV ARCHITECTS

  • Architects: SIROTOV ARCHITECTS
  • Project: IL1H1 – Modern apartment
  • Location: Kiev, Ukraine

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LORD & TAYLOR Ridge Hill in New York by Giorgio Borruso Design

 
April 12th, 2017 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Giorgio Borruso Design

LEGACY AND INNOVATION

Lord & Taylor, founded in 1826, is the oldest specialty department store chain in the country. They built the first suburban department stores, which became models for a new retail typology. In 1953, Lord & Taylor presented an award for independent thinking to Albert Einstein for his “nonconformity” in scientific matters. The company has an especially interesting story to tell in terms of both its history and its connection to high-level architectural design in its department stores. The projects developed under the leadership of Dorothy Shaver with Raymond Loewy provide a rich catalogue of inspiration. The spatial and formal fluidity in these early works was something we looked to rediscover, in particular, for the store in Ridge Hill, both in terms of the building’s relationship to its context as well as the experience of the public.

As the first new L&T store since 2001, our goal was to realize a project that honors the legacy of an iconic and historic partnership in design, both in terms of its architectural and urban presence (evolving the “big box” store) and its technological and design creativity.

Image Courtesy © Giorgio Borruso Design

  • Architects: Giorgio Borruso Design
  • Project: LORD & TAYLOR Ridge Hill
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Software used: FormZ

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Les Haras De Strasbourg in France by DENU & PARADON architecture

 
April 12th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: DENU & PARADON architecture

Les Haras de Strasbourg is a hotel and restaurant project unlike any other.

Composed of a the four-star hotel and Michelin 3-starred chef Marc Haeberlin’s first brasserie, Les Haras presents an original solution to the question many provincial cities are facing : how to redevelop and harness the potential of their architectural heritage.

Image Courtesy © Hélène Hilaire

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Tacoma Art Museum Haub Galleries in Washington by Olson Kundig

 
April 12th, 2017 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Olson Kundig 

In 2012 the Tacoma Art Museum received a gift of Western art, creating an opportunity to feature two unique collections – Western art and their existing contemporary art collections–together in one building. The design brief for the new addition and remodel to house the collections was: 1) better announce the museum to the community; 2) design a new wing that is sympathetic to its surrounding historic context; 3) create a public living room that offers transparency to the street, and; 4) resolve an overly complex and obscured entry sequence.

Image Courtesy © Kevin Scott

  • Architects: Olson Kundig
  • Project: Tacoma Art Museum Haub Galleries
  • Location: Washington, USA
  • Photography: Kevin Scott and Benjamin Benschneider
  • Software used: Adobe Illustrator
  • Owner/Client: Tacoma Art Museum
  • Design Team:

    • Tom Kundig, Design Principal
    • Kirsten R. Murray, Principal
    • Kevin Kudo-King, Principal
    • Jim Friesz, Project Manager
    • Thomas Brown, Staff
  • Contractor: Sellen Construction Company

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