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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.

Pied a Terre in Leiden, The Netherlands by 8A Architects

 
September 29th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: 8A Architects

Assignment

The assignment involves the transformation of a labourer’s house into a ‘pied a terre’ in Leiden for a Dutch family living in Paris. The clients wanted to give the relatively small house of 76m2 as much space and light as possible.

Image Courtesy © 8A Architects

Image Courtesy © 8A Architects

  • Architects: 8A Architects
  • Project: Pied a Terre
  • Location: Leiden, The Netherlands

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CCF – Reforma Claudio Fuzaro in São Paulo, Brazil by GOAA

 
September 29th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: GOAA

The strategy to reorganize the program of this house, consisted in taking advantage of its unusual arrangement in order to create a new spatial sequence. The project focused on the transformation of the house facing the street and whose blind facade contained a graffiti made by a neighbor artist and valued by the client. The starting point was to remove all the existing informal constructions followed by the reorganization of the openings, doors and windows, seeking a more fluid integration between internal and external spaces. The adjustment of the courtyards levels created a more connected open space and made room to a rain water cistern, which required a reconfiguration of the residence´s water supply system. Two spatial operations complete the routing: the multiplication of the outdoor space by creating a rooftop terrace and connecting the kitchen to the outside area. The new program is contained within wooden volumes in order to make a clear distinction between the old and the new construction. These volumes are also visible from the street, announcing its internal reconfiguration and adjusting its scale to its surroundings morphology.

Image Courtesy © Pedro Vannucchi

Image Courtesy © Pedro Vannucchi

  • Architects: GOAA
  • Project: CCF – Reforma Claudio Fuzaro
  • Location: Vila Anglo, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Photography: Pedro Vannucchi
  • Authors: Guido Otero, Ricardo Gusmão 
  • Colaborators: Felipe Barradas, Murilo Zidan, Raul Aguiar 
  • Construction team: Francisco da Silva Alves [civil], Marcenaria Assis [armários], Serralheria CYW [estruturas em aço], Brigato [esquadrias]
  • Size: 70m²
  • Design year: 2014 
  • Construction year: 2015

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Virgen del Carmen Bar in Alicante, Spain by Estudio Arn Arquitectos

 
September 29th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Estudio Arn Arquitectos

Sometimes the fact of building is just about erasing layers. This is the basis of the project for the refurbishment of the “Posito Pesquero”. How to rediscover the inner architecture has been hidden for years.

What initially was meant to be the repair of some humidity and filtrations, turned out to be the full rehabilitation of this historical building, which dates to 1860, to its original value.

Image Courtesy © David Frutos

Image Courtesy © David Frutos

  • Architects: Estudio Arn Arquitectos
  • Project: Virgen del Carmen Bar
  • Location: Santa Pola, Alicante, Spain
  • Photography: David Frutos
  • Architects in Charge: José Amorós Gonzálvez, Luis Rubiato Brotons, Patricia Navarro Mazón
  • Manufacturers: BASF,  Erco, Grohe, INCLASS, Thermochip
  • Promotion: Cofradía de Pescadores de Santa Pola
  • Technical Architect: Elena Rogel Ruíz
  • Industrial Engineer: Amorós Ingenieros, María Amorós Gonzálvez
  • Calculist: Raúl Álamo Brotons
  • Collaborator: Universidad de Alicante (GIRA), Miguel Louis Cereceda, Yolanda Spairani Berrio, Raúl Prado Govea, Jose Antonio Huesca Tortosa, Ángeles García del Cura, David Benavente
  • Santa Pola Municipality: Rafael Plá
  • Construction: Grupo Renovak Rehabilitación de Edificios
  • Wood Works: Carpinteria Quiver
  • Steel Works: Cerrajería La Vila
  • Paintor: Decokeren
  • Fountain: Fontanería Galiana
  • Electricity: Electricidad Paquete

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RD CHRUDIM in East Bohemia, Czech Republic by VRTISKA •ZAK

 
September 29th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: VRTISKA •ZAK

Design and construction of a house near Chrudim, east Bohemia. House is located on the very edge of the protected landscape area, which directly define the classical form of the house with a gable roof and also defined the selection of natural materials for cladding the house. The house has a swimming pool with roof cleaning system and garden house.

Image Courtesy © Kristina Hrabětová

Image Courtesy © Kristina Hrabětová

  • Architects: VRTISKA •ZAK
  • Project: RD CHRUDIM
  • Location: East Bohemia, Czech Republic
  • Photography: Kristina Hrabětová
  • Investment: 430.000 EUR
  • Build-up area: 210 m2
  • Usable area: 370 m2
  • Year: 2012

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First Base for an Exciting Pizza Concept in Cape Town, South Africa by Inhouse Brand Architects

 
September 29th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Inhouse Brand Architects

Situated at The Paddocks Shopping Centre in Milnerton, Cape Town, the first branch of pizza concept store First Base opened its doors to the public earlier this year. Offering “fast casual dining” in a quirky yet simple space, the restaurant allows diners to build their own pizza or salad by selecting their ingredients from a range of toppings – ensuring a perfectly-crafted meal, without the fuss.

Image Courtesy © Inhouse Brand Architects

Image Courtesy © Inhouse Brand Architects

  • Architects: Inhouse Brand Architects
  • Project: First Base for an Exciting Pizza Concept
  • Location: Cape Town, South Africa

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Light Up Coca-Cola’s Headquarters in Madrid, Spain by B.lux and Stone Designs

 
September 29th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: B.lux 

A new collaborative effort between the lamp manufacturer B.lux and the Stone Designs Studio has lit up the cafeteria at Coca-Cola headquarters in Madrid. Reflecting the spirit of the brand was the aim of Stone Designs on this new interior design and lighting project, in which bright, cheerful colours predominate, along with fine materials, including wood.

Image Courtesy © B.lux and Stone Designs

Image Courtesy © B.lux and Stone Designs

  • Architects: B.lux and Stone Designs
  • Project: Light Up Coca-Cola’s Headquarters
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Area: 360 M2
  • Year: 2016

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Les Algues Chill and drinks in Roses, Spain by Dom Arquitectura

 
September 29th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Dom Arquitectura

The aim of the project is to renovate and repurpose the first floor of Roses’ ‘Hotel Maritim’, in a ‘tapas’ and drinks bar.

The hotel is located on the seafront of Roses, a traditional fishing village, specifically on the beach promenade. The main objective is to give ‘Mediterranean character’ to the new space. The first floor used to be a closed interior space and a small outside terrace, of 3m wide, divided by a line of sliding doors. The key idea was to eliminate that division understanding the space as a unique covered outer space. For that purpose, we placed on the façade’s edge glass curtains, sliding and folding panels such as those of ‘See Glass’. This move allowed us to unify the whole space, without any frame or division, connecting it to the outside beach promenade and the sea.

Image Courtesy © Jordi Anguera

Image Courtesy © Jordi Anguera

  • Architects: Dom Arquitectura (Pablo Serrano Elorduy + Blanca Elorduy + Carlota de Gispert)
  • Project: Les Algues Chill and drinks
  • Location: Roses, Spain
  • Photography: Jordi Anguera
  • Branding & Marketing partners: Agencia Hache
  • Surface: 230 m2
  • Project date: 2016

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CHUM – Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal in Canada by CannonDesign + NEUF architect(e)s

 
September 29th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: v2com

CannonDesign + NEUF architect(e)s is proud to unveil details of nearly a decade of work on the Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM), the largest healthcare construction project in North America and one of the largest current healthcare projects in the world.  Now nearing completion of its first phase, the CHUM teaching hospital is also the largest public–private partnership (P3) healthcare project in Canadian history, set to revitalize an entire sector of Montreal’s urban core.

View along St-Denis Street to main entrance, Image Courtesy © CannonDesign + NEUF architect(e)s

View along St-Denis Street to main entrance, Image Courtesy © CannonDesign + NEUF architect(e)s

  • Architects: CannonDesign + NEUF architect(e)s
  • Project: CHUM – Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal
  • Location: Montreal, Canada
  • Photography: Karine Savard and  Yann Pocreau
  • Image Rendering: CannonDesign + NEUF architect(e)s
  • Client: Construction Santé Montréal
  • Principals in charge: Jose Silva, AIA and Azad Chichmanian, OAQ
  • Engineers: Pasquin St-Jean, HH Angus, Groupe SM
  • Landscape architects: NIP Paysage
  • Contractors: Construction Santé Montréal
  • Budget: 2 billion CAD$
  • Area of project: Approximately 3 million square feet
  • Completion of Phase 1: 2016
  • Completion of Phase 2: 2021

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Praxis d’ Studio Renovation in Beijing, China by PRAXiS d’ARCHITECTURE

 
September 29th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: PRAXiS d’ARCHITECTURE

A space for thinking, a living room, a party place….with a wall of light…

The given condition of the space was a two-story light steel frame structure glass box that is an annex to a brick storage building. It measures 35m from north to south and 5m from east to west.  The west side is attached to the exterior brick wall of the storage and the east side faces a parking lot.

Image Courtesy © Jin Fengzhe

Image Courtesy © Jin Fengzhe

  • Architects: PRAXiS d’ARCHITECTURE
  • Project: Praxis d’ Studio Renovation
  • Location: Chaoyang, Beijing, China
  • Photography: Jin Fengzhe
  • Designed by: Di Shaohua, Feng Jiancheng, Lu Dongxia, Liu Xing, Feng Shuxian
  • Size: 300 sqm
  • Time: 2013
  • Status: Completed

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A big LITTLE nest in Bordeaux, France by L’atelier miel and Mickaël Martins Afonso, Designer

 
September 29th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: v2com

This small apartment on two levels is located in a stone building, in the heart of the historical centre of Bordeaux.

The challenge of this rehabilitation was to design a small space in which all the functions of a large space would be present.

Drawers under podium, Image Courtesy © Mickaël Martins Afonso

Drawers under podium, Image Courtesy © Mickaël Martins Afonso

  • Architects: L’atelier miel and Mickaël Martins Afonso, Designer
  • Project: A big LITTLE nest
  • Location: Bordeaux, France
  • Photography: Mickaël Martins Afonso
  • Area: 45 m2
  • Building works: 10 months
  • Year: 2014

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