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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.

Co-working utopic_US Conde de Casal in Madrid, Spain by Izaskun Chinchilla

 
October 26th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Izaskun Chinchilla

According to many studies, the coworking phenomenon is intrinsicly associated to the urban lifestyle. The density and diversity of people and oportunities that a big metropolis produces, encourages the apparition of places where its fundamental purpouse is sharing creativity. This is why it seemed natural for us that our spaces payed tribute and were inspired by great cities.

Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzman and Imagensubliminal

  • Architects: Izaskun Chinchilla (Adriana Cabello, Alejandro Espallargas, Guillermo Sánchez, Jesús Valer.Internship student: Cristina Traba)
  • Project: Co-working utopic_US Conde de Casal
  • Location: Conde de Casal, Madrid (Spain)
  • Photography: Miguel de Guzman and Imagensubliminal
  • Client: utopic_US
  • Area: 900m2
  • Date: May- July,  2016

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Urban Triology by Rh+ architecture

 
October 26th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Rh+ architecture

The site of this project is atypical: It is a land unit composed of three parcels of land , rather narrow, of equivalent width and quite deep. The neighboring houses are very imposing: 6 floors on one side and 8 floors on the other. The central plot is occupied by a small building to be preserve, which overhangs the future buildings. His situation reinforces its presence.

Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly

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MOL Campus in Budapest, Hungary by Foster + Partners

 
October 25th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Foster + Partners 

Designs for MOL Campus, the new headquarters for the MOL Group, a global oil and gas company based in Hungary were revealed today. The new building is a vision for the workplace of the future that places sustainability at the heart of the campus. Located in southern Budapest, it is set to be the tallest building in the city, consolidating the company’s Budapest operations in a single location.

Mol Campus daytime view looking towards the old city, Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners

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Navarcles Skateplaza in Barcelona, Spain by PMAM + SKATE ARCHITECTS

 
October 25th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: PMAM + SKATE ARCHITECTS

A new skate facility for the city of Navarcles is conceived as a plaza. Despite a low budget to begin with, this facility for skateboarding is considered as an opportunity to contribute in the urban development of the city, transforming an old sports area into a new public park. Now being an Olympic sport, the project rather departs from the fact of street skateboarding being a common and compatible reality on streets and plazas of our cities, a collateral product of urban public space design. Viewed in this light, the project pursues to also structure its immediate surroundings, to set an effect beyond of what’s strictly built and functional for skateboarding.

Image Courtesy © José Hevia

  • Architects: PMAM + SKATE ARCHITECTS
  • Project: Navarcles Skateplaza
  • Location: Calle Pla del Cos, s/n, Navarcles, Bages (Barcelona), Spain
  • Photography: José Hevia
  • Client: Ajuntament de Navarcles
  • Security Quantity Surveyor: Raül Ramón
  • Constructor: Construccions F60 + SkateGo
  • Surface: 657m2
  • Completion Date: September 2016

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Bonanova Apartments in Barcelona, Spain by PMAM

 
October 25th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: PMAM

Interior refurbishment project of an old medical center –a nearby Hospital former external wing- located on a basement in a corner, facing a private inner court community garden. A flexible layout plan allows, with very few changes, to keep the existing commercial-office use or to establish two independent apartments of 100m2 each: Eventually, a façade circulation and a door –nowadays closed between two mirrors- can be simply reopened connecting the whole surface again. The interior architecture is sustained on timeless and modesty values, with no hunger for novelty or protagonism but with a rather clear will for the endurance on time of the design, and subsequently of the investment put in the renovation. It aims to be capable of supporting any of the programs set by the property owners, whether it is finally housing or offices.

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

  • Architects: PMAM
  • Project: Bonanova Apartments
  • Location: Bonanova, Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: Adrià Goula
  • Surface area: 200m2
  • Construction Date: January 2017

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House BL in Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal by Hugo Monte

 
October 25th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Hugo Monte

Despite located in a rural context of complex characterization the BL house develops a true relation with the exterior surroundings through an extended patio that leads to a plateau where we can gather around a bonfire. the entrance in space and amplitude suggests the remaining spaces and combines the three floors in a straightforward way.

Image Courtesy © João Morgado

  • Architects: Hugo Monte
  • Project: House BL
  • Location: Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal
  • Photography: João Morgado
  • Gross Built Area: 526m2
  • Completion Year: 2017

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Wine Country Farmhouse in Calistoga, California by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

 
October 25th, 2017 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Project Narrative

Located in Calistoga, a small town in Northern California’s Napa Valley, this renovated farmhouse is placed gently into a landscape of grape vines and matured walnut trees. The clients, local winemakers, desired a modern dwelling that would complement the small estate while working within the structure of the former residence. With the home’s new design, the relationship to site and ambiguity of the plan are simplified through the subtle shifting of openings and partitions, and the addition of key unifying elements.

Image Courtesy © Nic Lehoux

  • Architects: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
  • Project: Wine Country Farmhouse
  • Location: Calistoga, California, USA
  • Photography: Matthew Millman, Nic Lehoux
  • Software used: Revit, 3D renderings
  • Design Principal: Gregory Mottola, FAIA
  • Project Manager: Aaron Gomez, AIA
  • Project Architect: Shawn Wood, RA
  • Size: 4,430 SF

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The re-invention of the call centre in Zurich, Switzerland by Evolution Design

 
October 25th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Evolution Design

When you think of a call centre you probably picture a line of people seated in row upon row of desks in a featureless back room. But call centres are changing. In many companies, they are now the first point of contact with customers and are increasingly important in growing new business and ensuring customer satisfaction. High tech and fast paced, with multiple contact points from email and messaging systems to video and voice calls, they also require motivated and well-trained staff. As companies recognise their growing importance, the boiler room approach is disappearing and call centres are beginning to morph into a corporate centrepiece.

Image Courtesy © Peter Würmli

  • Architects: Evolution Design
  • Project: The re-invention of the call centre
  • Location: Zurich, Switzerland
  • Photography: Peter Würmli
  • Design team: Stefan Camenzind, Tanya Ruegg, Stefanie Wandiger, Ekaterina Kozhevnikova
  • Client & Address: VodafoneZiggo Group B.V. Weena-Zuid 170, 3012 Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Size: 4’560 m2
  • Completion: November 2015

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22 social dwellings next to the Chipiona Cemetery in Spain by Gabriel Verd with Simone Solinas

 
October 25th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Gabriel Verd with Simone Solinas 

A plot available in an old slaughterhouse that had to be demolished …. next to the cemetery… in an area with a low income population

The project arises from the need to accommodate families with difficulties that irregularly occupied the ruins of the old slaughterhouse in Chipiona. It´s important to point that this plot was located next to the village cemetery.

Image Courtesy © Jesús Granada

  • Architects: Gabriel Verd with Simone Solinas
  • Project: 22 social dwellings next to the Chipiona Cemetery
  • Location: Chipiona, Spain
  • Photography: Jesús Granada
  • Client: Empresa Municipal CAEPIONIS, S.L. (Ayuntamiento de Chipiona)
  • Site: Calle Río Guadinana, Chipiona, Cádiz
  • Technical architect: Eduardo Vázquez
  • Structural engineers: Santiago Bermejo Federico Farina
  • Student: Ronit Shmaryahu
  • Construction cost: 1.245.045 €
  • Building Area: houses 2.046,15 m2, garage 1.385,85 m2, urbanization 448 m2
  • Competition: 2005
  • Completion: 2016

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Aalto University, Otakaari 1 in Helsinki, Finland by Architects NRT Ltd

 
October 25th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Architects NRT Ltd

The former main building of the Helsinki University of  Technology took on a new role when three universities  were merged as Aalto University in 2010. The Otaniemi  Campus designed by Alvar Aalto was chosen as the shared home of the Aalto Schools of Engineering, Business and
Arts & Design.

Image Courtesy © Tuomas Uusheimo

  • Architects: Architects NRT Ltd
  • Project: Aalto University, Otakaari 1
  • Location: Otakaari 1, 02100 ESPOO, Helsinki, Finland
  • Photography: Tuomas Uusheimo
  • Software used: ArchiCAD versios 13-16 and we also used several other programs for text editing, listings, and layouts.
  • Detailed information: Former TKK main building Original design by Alvar Aalto 1964 Phase 2-4 renovation
  • Client/Contractor: Aalto University Properties Ltd.
  • Project acquisition method: Bidding competition 2009

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