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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.

New vip.com Headquarters in Guangzhou, China by gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

 
July 6th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

The foundation stone was laid for the new headquarters of the vip.com online group in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou. Stephan Schütz attended the ceremony as the partner representing gmp, von Gerkan, Marg und Partners Architects. At the beginning of the year, gmp won the international competition for the project and was subsequently commissioned to begin construction.

Perspective Northeast, Image Courtesy © gmp

Perspective Northeast, Image Courtesy © gmp

  • Architects: gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
  • Project: New vip.com Headquarters
  • Location: Guangzhou, China
  • Client: vip.com
  • Design: Meinhard von Gerkan and Stephan Schütz with Nicolas Pomränke
  • Project leader: Clemens Kampermann
  • Team, competition: Jan Peter Deml, Thomas Muncke, Dimitri Philippe, Burkhard Pick, Anastasiya Vitusevych, Qin Wei, Xu Ji, Thilo Zehme, Yin Zhang, Katarzyna Zaczek
  • Team, implementation: Andreas Goetze, Dimitri Philippe, Kristin Schoyerer, Xu Ji, Yin Zhang, Wei Zhilin, Astrid Jahncke
  • GFA: 151,000 m2

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Agua Blanca in Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, Mexico by Agraz Arquitectos

 
July 6th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Agraz Arquitectos

To make a high quality architecture to the theme of housing of small length without a deny to the manager of the business, could work. Because of that, in the cost of the investment scheme, efficiency, administration and institutional financing, special quality is proposed, better materials and purified esthetics.

Image Courtesy © Agraz Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Agraz Arquitectos

  • Architects: Agraz Arquitectos
  • Project: Agua Blanca (White water)
  • Location: Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, Mexico
  • Software used: AutoCAD, SketchUp, 3dsmax

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ANSTY PLUM HOUSE + STUDIO in WIltshire, England by Coppin Dockray Architecture & Design

 
July 6th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Coppin Dockray Architecture & Design

Ansty Plum is an architecturally significant house and studio in rural Wiltshire that has undergone an impressive retrofit and a bold studio extension.

It is a gem, consisting of two eloquent and imaginative buildings, commissioned in the 1960’s and ‘70’s by Roger Rigby, a former partner in Ove Arup’s office. The first is a one-bedroom house, designed by David Levitt and the second, a studio and garage designed by Peter and Alison Smithson.

Image Courtesy © Brotherton Lock & Rachael Smith

Image Courtesy © Brotherton Lock & Rachael Smith

  • Architects: Coppin Dockray Architecture & Design
  • Project: ANSTY PLUM HOUSE + STUDIO
  • Location: Ansty, WIltshire, England
  • Photography:  Brotherton Lock & Rachael Smith
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Client: Nico de Beer & Sandra Coppin
  • Structural Engineer: Tall Engineers
  • Lighting Design: Lightplan
  • Contractor: JC Symonds
  • Joinery: Westside Design
  • Construction Cost: £240,000
  • Completed: January 2015

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NATIONAL VETERANS RESOURCE COMPLEX (NVRC) in New York by SHoP Architects

 
July 6th, 2016 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: SHoP Architects

Culminating a six-month design competition, Syracuse University today announced SHoP Architects, a world-renowned architect firm headquartered in New York City, has been selected to conceptualize and design the new National Veterans Resource Complex (NVRC). The NVRC, a first-of-its-kind multi-use facility, is among the most transformative initiatives contained within the University’s Campus Framework, a draft of which was shared with the University community yesterday.

Image Courtesy © SHoP Architects PC

Image Courtesy © SHoP Architects PC

  • Architects: SHoP Architects
  • Project: NATIONAL VETERANS RESOURCE COMPLEX (NVRC)
  • Location: Syracuse, New York, U.S.A

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Mar Vista House in California by Design Initiatives

 
July 6th, 2016 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Design Initiatives

The latest Design Initiatives project is for a new ground-up construction of 2 story single family house with 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms in charming Mar Vista area of Los Angeles, California.

It has minimal, clean, soft and organically waived surfaces for relaxing and joyful experience what resting at home should be. In the same time the very practical and functional layout will support the young couple with two kids in their everyday routine.

Image Courtesy © Design Initiatives

Image Courtesy © Design Initiatives

  • Architects: Design Initiatives
  • Project: Mar Vista House
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, U.S.A
  • Software used: AutoCAD, 3D MAX, Photoshop
  • Credits : Design Initiatives – Vlado Valkof, Ana Veselinova, Constantine Dimitrov, Konstantin Kyosev, Elena Takova; MS Consulting – structural; Perfect Design – MEP & environmental
  • Area: 3,220 sq. ft.
  • Date: 2016
  • Status: Under construction

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433 Broadway in New York by RKTB Architects, P.C.

 
July 6th, 2016 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: RKTB Architects, P.C.

This new six-story office building in Manhattan’s historic SoHo Cast Iron District interprets the rhythms and proportions established by surrounding landmark buildings while providing efficient, modern, mixed-use commercial and office space plus a top-floor penthouse within its more than 37,000 allowable square feet.

Image Courtesy © Albert Vecerka of ESTO

Image Courtesy © Albert Vecerka of ESTO

  • Architects: RKTB Architects, P.C.
  • Project: 433 Broadway
  • Location: New York, U.S.A
  • Photography: Albert Vecerka of ESTO

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Heterojunctional Pavilion in Gyeonggi Province, Korea by URBAN PROJECT ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN STUDIO

 
July 5th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: URBAN PROJECT ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN STUDIO

This project considers the Gaon Lake Park in which the building is located as a significant contextual reference. The large park is sitting in the middle of a huge neighborhood with apartment complexes, two hours from Seoul metropolitan area. This unique type of construction is typical of Korean urban development—building and selling thousands of housing units at one time. Although this type of development contains potential negative side effects for the future, the landscape is more positively designed than the apartment complexes in preserving the natural wetland which is left as the original entity in the park.

Image Courtesy © Kyungsub Shin

Image Courtesy © Kyungsub Shin

  • Architects: URBAN PROJECT ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN STUDIO
  • Project: Heterojunctional Pavilion
  • Location: Paju, Gyeonggi Province, Korea
  • Photography: Kyungsub Shin
  • Product for Exterior Finish: Rheinzink
  • Size: 450m²
  • Year of Completion: 2012

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MECA in Bordeaux, France by Big Bjarke Ingels Group

 
July 5th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Big Bjarke Ingels Group

This project brings together three cultural institutions into one building: FRAC (the Aquitaine Regional Fund for Contemporary Art), ECLA (the Cultural Agency for Writing, Music, Film & Broadcasting), and OARA (the Artistic Office of the Aquitaine Region for performing arts). Together, they are transformed into a single institution: the Maison de l’Économie Créative et de la Culture en Aquitaine – the MÉCA. We propose a building integrated with the waterfront promenade of Bordeaux to allow public life to flow through the MÉCA.

Image Courtesy © Big Bjarke Ingels Group

Image Courtesy © Big Bjarke Ingels Group

  • Architects: Big Bjarke Ingels Group
  • Project: MECA (MAISON DE L’ÉCONOMIE CRÉATIVE ET DE LA CULTURE EN AQUITAINE)
  • Location: Bordeaux, France
  • Client: Conseil régional d’Aquitaine
  • Collaborators: FREAKS freearchitects, dUCKS scéno, Khephren Ingénierie, VPEAS, ALTO Ingénierie, Vincent Hedont, PBNL, Mryk & Moriceau, Ph.ALMON
  • Project Team:

    • Partners in Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Andreas Klok Pedersen, Finn Nørkjær
    • Project Leader: Gabrielle Nadeau
    • Project Manager: Jakob Sand
    • Team: Jan Magasanik, Teresa Fernández, Zoltan David Kalaszi, Thiago de Almeida, Ola Hariri, Michael Schønemann, Thomas Jakobsen Randbøll, Greta Krenciute, Snorre Nash, Édouard Champalle, Lorenzo Boddi, Yang Du, Karol Borkowski
  • Size: 12350 m2
  • Date: 21/05/2012
  • Status: Under Construction

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Carrara House in Brasília, Brazil by Studio [+] Valéria Gontijo

 
July 5th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Studio [+] Valéria Gontijo

The House Carrara’s Project is located in the modernist city of Brasilia and has considered this topic as a determinant factor for its architectural concept and materials choice, also allied to the aesthetic sense the clients were looking for, after all, the environment and the architecture conceived had to be designed to be occupied by dreams, people and its objects.

Image Courtesy © Manufatura Creative

Image Courtesy © Manufatura Creative

  • Architects: Studio [+] Valéria Gontijo
  • Project: Carrara House
  • Location: Brasília, Brazil
  • Photography: Manufatura Creative
  • Software used: Autocad, Sketchup
  • Author: Valéria Gontijo
  • Co-Authors: Isabela Moura, Isabela Valença and Luiza Landim
  • Landscape: Ana Paula Róseo
  • Structure: Eduardo Bicudo de Castro Azambuja
  • Execution and Construction management: RM Construção e Consultoria
  • Lightining design: Rafael Kok Bertolucci – Companhia de Iluminação
  • Providers: kitchen´s furniture (Kitchens), doors and frames (Talentus Esquadrias), pool´s stone – palimanan Hijau (Vallori), carpentry (HD marcenaria), fulget (Pisos especiais – Rubens Gori), marbles (marmoraria Alvorada), louças e metais (DECA)
  • Constructed area: 615 m²
  • Year: 2010

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Ario Choob Industrial Showroom & Office in Tehran, Iran by nextoffice

 
July 5th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: nextoffice

“Ario Choob” project, which is an office & show-room for presenting imported lumbering machines, is located in the industrial town of “Behsazi Sanaye Choob”. Constructions in this industrial town are usually built from prefabricated concrete panels and each block is divided into four parts, with the height of 12 meters. Unlike the common appearance of these industrial towns, this town looks like a garden and the street network is constructed carefully in order to save the trees from any damage.

Image Courtesy © Parham Taghioff

Image Courtesy © Parham Taghioff

  • Architects: nextoffice
  • Project: Ario Choob Industrial Showroom & Office
  • Location: Shahriar, Tehran, Iran
  • Photography: Parham Taghioff
  • Client: Ario choob Co.
  • Design Team: Alireza Taghaboni with Majid Jahangiri, Maryam Golbarg, Shahab Ramezani
  • Supervisions: Ebrahim Roostaee
  • Construction: Mohsen Shamshiri
  • Structural Design: Iman Saze Fadak Co.
  • Cable Structure Construction: Diba Co.
  • Presantation: Asal Karami (+Environment Graphics), Fatemeh S.Tabatabaeian, Marzieh Nozari
  • Model: Shima Mohammadi
  • Project Year: 2014 – 2015
  • Area: 2070 sqm

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