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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.

Itoman Gyomin Shokudo in Okinawa, Japan by Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop

 
October 2nd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop 

The Itoman Gyomin Shokudo, located in Itoman, Okinawa was conceived with the aim of supporting and promoting the local tradition and culture through its cuisine.

The restaurant is covered in Ryukyu limestone and was constructed as part of a “masonry workshop” organized by the project collaborators.

Image Courtesy © Nahoko Koide, Wataru Oshiro

Image Courtesy © Nahoko Koide, Wataru Oshiro

  • Architects: Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop
  • Project: Itoman Gyomin Shokudo
  • Location: Itoman-shi, Okinawa, Japan
  • Photography: Nahoko Koide, Wataru Oshiro
  • Project Management: nano-associates Co.,Ltd.
  • Food Direction: Ryosuke Tamura (Azabu choko)
  • Landscape: Takio Inada
  • Structural design: ASD /Ryuji Tabata,Takayuki Tabata
  • Graphic Design: Isabella Testai
  • Principle use: A restaurant specializing in local cuisine
  • Structure: RC(partly wooden)
  • Site Area: 473.49 sqm
  • Floor Area: 83.78 sqm

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Pod House in Victoria, Australia by Nic Owen Architects

 
October 2nd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Nic Owen Architects

As a response to the site, environment and client’s requirements the pod extension is a true expression of ‘form following function’. A modern structure is not restricted with a period (Victorian) architectural language but is free to respond honestly to the brief, site and restraints.

Image Courtesy © Christine Francis

Image Courtesy © Christine Francis

  • Architects: Nic Owen Architects
  • Project: Pod House
  • Location: Fitzroy North, Victoria, Australia
  • Photography: Christine Francis
  • Client: Young family with 3 children
  • Builder: Melpro Developments
  • Structural engineer: Jonicha Consulting Pty Ltd
  • Building surveyor: Reddo
  • Size (m2): House 155 m2, Deck 37m2 (Existing house was 154m2), Site 370m2
  • Completion date: March 2016

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Kiss-Kiss House in Ontario, Canada by Lazor Office

 
October 2nd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Lazor Office

Perched above the bedrock at the shore of a remote Canadian lake, the cedar-clad Kennedy House takes formal cues from driftwood. The three-bedroom house, dock house, garage, and walled vegetable garden are linked by a series of wood walkways and decks. At the “kiss line” between two prefabricated modules, the lineal form of the house snaps like a branch held together only by bark. The open break forms a V-shaped outdoor room facing the water.

Image Courtesy © Lazor Office

Image Courtesy © Lazor Office

  • Architects: Lazor Office
  • Project: Kiss-Kiss House
  • Location: Ontario, Canada

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ilsensteinweg in Berlin, Germany by brandt+simon architekten

 
October 2nd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: brandt+simon architekten

The upper apartment of a two family house in the south-west of Berlin was rebuilt and restored.

The future pastor´s flat of the church community of Schlachtensee extends over the first floor and the attic floor of the semi-detached house. As part of the modernization measure the attic was expanded and a direct connection between the two floors was planned.

Image Courtesy © brandt+simon architekten

Image Courtesy © brandt+simon architekten

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School theatre in Moscow, Russia by FORM

 
October 2nd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: FORM

For the gut renovation of a typological soviet school theatre the task was to maximise the potential of the room and improve the seating arrangement.

Image Courtesy © Ilya Ivanov

Image Courtesy © Ilya Ivanov

  • Architects: FORM (Olga Treiwas, Vera Odyn, Vlada Zagainova, Alina Yaroshenko)
  • Project: School theatre
  • Location: Moscow, Russia
  • Photography: Ilya Ivanov
  • Software used: AutoCAD and ArchiCAD
  • Year: 2015

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Restaurante Cañadio in Santander, Spain by Zooco Estudio

 
October 2nd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Zooco Estudio

The biggest challenge to face in designing restaurants is undoubtedly the intervention in a local / business lockstep established over the years. This is the case we find in “Cañadío Santander”, reference restaurant in town with a long history curd for 35 years.

Image Courtesy © Orlando Gutiérrez

Image Courtesy © Orlando Gutiérrez

  • Architects: Zooco Estudio
  • Project: Restaurante Cañadio
  • Location: Santander, Spain
  • Photography: Orlando Gutiérrez
  • Creative Director: Zooco Estudio
  • Designer(s): Miguel Crespo Picot, Javier Guzmán Benito, Sixto Martín Martínez
  • Collaborators: Beatriz Cavia, María Larriba
  • Completed Year: 2016

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Arcadian Food & Drink in Cleveland, Ohio by Robert Maschke Architects

 
October 2nd, 2016 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Robert Maschke Architects

Arcadian Food & Drink celebrates the dining experience as theater, setting a dynamic stage within an existing building where guest are both audience and cast. This adaptive reuse restaurant, located in Cleveland, Ohio’s recently revitalized Gordon Square Arts District, resides among several theaters, galleries, and local shops, helping to further activate the existing streetscape. Offering premium quality beverages and entrees, the Arcadian Food & Drink provides diners with a unique architectural experience.

Image Courtesy © Robert Maschke Architects

Image Courtesy © Robert Maschke Architects

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Casa Moscova in Milan, Italy by Studio GUM

 
October 2nd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Studio GUM 

The Moscova house is a volume with rectangular plan, placed on the fifth and top floor of a nineteenth century building, situated in a street corridor connecting the ‘garden’ of the city of Milan, the Sempione Park, to “Chinatown”, whose pronunciation perfectly alludes today to that cosmopolitan quality of big and small cities. The longitudinal development of the plan measures 5×20 m: the elongated west side adjoins to a symmetrical apartment, presenting thus no openings, while towards east wide roof openings offer a  broad view onto the skyline of Porta Garibaldi. The structure is of masonry and the thick partition walls of pressed bricks of which it consists divide the space in four communicating areas, connected towards west by a series of aligned openings that offer a full visual lengthwise from one end to the other. On top of the one sided pitched wooden roof, a row of skylights delivers a significant amount of light towards the ‘blind’ side of the house.

Image Courtesy © Filippo Bamberghi

Image Courtesy © Filippo Bamberghi

  • Architects: Studio GUM
  • Project: Casa Moscova
  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Photography: Filippo Bamberghi
  • Designers: Valentina Giampiccolo_Giuseppe Minaldi
  • Collaborators: Consuelo Rosso_ Peter Russo_Marco Scebba
  • Construction company: Fimac LTD
  • Cabinetmaking: The furniture Wood, Marco Bracchitta
  • Blacksmith: Giuseppe Di Benedetto
  • Ground floor: 142 sq m
  • Outer surface: 11 sq.m.
  • History: November 2014 2013_luglio

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An Occupation of Loss in New York by OMA

 
October 2nd, 2016 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: OMA 

Artist Taryn Simon in collaboration with OMA/Shohei Shigematsu has created a major new work for Park Avenue Armory’s Wade Thompson Drill Hall, co-commissioned by the Armory and Artangel, London. A conceptual artist working primarily with image and text, Simon breaks form with her first-ever directed performance in a monumental sculptural setting, in which she considers the anatomy of grief and the intricate systems that we devise to contend with the irrationality of the universe. On view September 13 – 25, 2016 at the Armory, An Occupation of Loss will be presented by Artangel in London next year.

Image Courtesy © Naho Kubota

Image Courtesy © Naho Kubota

  • Architects: OMA
  • Project: An Occupation of Loss
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Photography: Naho Kubota

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De Opmaat extended school in Arnhem, The Netherlands by AHH

 
October 2nd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: AHH 

De Opmaat, an extended school located where a meadow landscape meets the outskirts of Arnhem, houses a primary school, a nursery, a playgroup and a gym. The building has sloping roofs, staggered in relation to one another, with stairways, tribune steps, rooflights and roof vegetation. The form fits in with the surrounding area. Thanks to the green on the roofs, the view of the landscape from the houses on the other side remains intact. The glazed frontage on the north side refers to the nearby glasshouses.

Image Courtesy © Herman van Doorn

Image Courtesy © Herman van Doorn

  • Architects: AHH
  • Project: De Opmaat extended school
  • Location: Arnhem, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Ellen Tijben, Herman van Doorn, Herman Hertzberger, René de Wit
  • Area: 3,230 m2
  • Year: 2004-2007

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