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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.

The Séqué in Bayonne, France by Gardera Patrice

 
April 20th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Gardera Patrice

A small courtyard, a back entrance on the kitchen side, a hut, a dead tree, garden boots, smells, be in touch with nature, birdsong, animals, a vegetable garden, a shed for tools, a pergola, ivy along the walls, piles of wood, a tree under which to shelter, a forest, an under-growth, a river, an attic, a chicken coop, a bench, a pond, a well, a fountain, a path…

Living outside, space, air, light. How to live the countryside? How do you live in a forest? What are the ambiances? What are the specific characteristics of a habitat in the countryside?

Image Courtesy © Mathieu Choiselat

  • Architects: Gardera Patrice
  • Project: The Séqué
  • Location: Bayonne, France
  • Photography: Mathieu Choiselat, Stephane Chalmeau
  • Project owner: Habitat SudAtlantic
  • Associate Architect: David Pradel
  • Project manager: Délphine Prunet
  • Technical studies structures: Batiserf
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 5000 m²
  • Completion Year: December 2014

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Óscar Romerocollege in Dendermonde, Belgium by De Jong Gortemaker Algra Architects

 
April 20th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: De Jong Gortemaker Algra Architects

The south side of the Óscar Romerocollege borders on the historical inner city of Dendermonde. The patchwork sequence of courtyards and streets is typical of this location. Two college buildings have already been built. A further two buildings – a tuition building and a sports complex – will be added and are intended to strengthen the school’s identity. We have extended this objective to include a connection to the historic centre. A connection that has been created by blending into the structure of the public spaces. The existing courtyards have been extended to include two new courtyards and a promenade. The four school buildings, each of which has its own individual appearance, create a powerful rhythm on the north side. This is where the main entrance is located. A covered path connects the existing and new buildings and takes the students past the different courtyards, each of which has its own function and identity.

Image Courtesy © De Jong Gortemaker Algra Architects

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House in Macau by Millimeter Interior Design Limited

 
April 20th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Millimeter Interior Design Limited

This 11,000 square-feet house is located on Taipa Island in the Southern side of Macau. The owners live with one elderly and three children. Understanding the needs of the owners, the designer transformed the space into a more practical and suitable home for the family to settle in.

Image Courtesy © Millimeter Interior Design Limited

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CARMO ADVOGADOS HEADQUARTER in Cuiaba, Brazil by MMEB arquitetos

 
April 20th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: MMEB arquitetos

Because it is an expansion, an attachment, we chose a harmonious integration with the existing building, on a site of modest dimensions, with a program of needs that conditioned the use of its whole construction potential. Our concern was to integrate the two parts while providing our work with its own personality. In order to achieve this, we initially used a horizontal block to simulate continuity to the existing building, and a vertical bar to break this idea, creating a counterpoint to it. These two basic shapes are sculptured and modified to form the building and receive natural light. On the facade we chose to make a few openings due to strong sunshine in the afternoon, considering that Cuiabá, a city located in central Brazil with a humid tropical climate, presents summer temperatures that can reach 42º C. If on one hand we shut off the façade to protect the building, on the other hand we created courtyards, so that the building can receive natural light and ventilation, an efficient and unusual solution today in our city, a forgotten regional tradition that we sought to recover. Considering the small dimensions of the lot, we decided in favor of a steel structure and external panels of lightweight cement slabs with all walls containing thermal and acoustic insulation and plasterboard on internal walls and ceilings. The design included two courtyards that serve as a source of natural light and ventilation. By adopting the courtyards, we provided our customers with a new way of life, taking into account that they were previously working in rooms with no natural light or ventilation. And the headquarters of Carmo Lawyers embodies this concept of sustainability, on its four floors space designed by us decorated.

Image Courtesy © MMEB arquitetos

  • Architects: MMEB arquitetos
  • Project: CARMO ADVOGADOS HEADQUARTER
  • Location: Cuiaba, Brazil
  • Projects Director: Márcia Miranda
  • Administrative Director: Éder Bispo

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Office building for Dutch financial services group ACHMEA Leiden in The Netherlands by VVKH Architecten

 
April 20th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: VVKH Architecten 

Achmea’s office building marks the entrance to Leiden town centre. Five grand natural stone stairwells and a colourful façade shape the face directed towards this country’s busiest railway line. The road runs under the building on the town side. Here, the twelve tree columns shape a unique avenue leading towards Leiden city centre. The buildings’ use of colour refers to the painting ’rhythm of a Russian dance´ of the artist Theo van Doesburg. In 1917 he founded the Dutch famous artistic movement ’The Stijl’  in this town.

Image Courtesy © Thea van den Heuvel-Fotografie

CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART in Ohio by Rafael Viñoly Architects

 
April 20th, 2017 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Rafael Viñoly Architects 

The Cleveland Museum of Art, one of the largest and most important art institutions in the United States, was built in 1916 by local architects Hubbell and Benes as a Greek revival pavilion, situated at the head of a pastoral park and lagoon landscape designed by the Olmsted Brothers. However, subsequent additions, including a noteworthy education wing by Marcel Breuer, obscured the rational plan of the original structure with a disjointed, confusing warren of spaces. In 2001, Rafael Viñoly Architects won the commission to resolve these conditions with an expansion and renovation, creating a coherent organization of galleries that accommodates projected growth and unifies disparate architectural vocabularies into a singular composition.

Image Courtesy © Rafael Viñoly Architects

  • Architects: Rafael Viñoly Architects
  • Project: CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART
  • Location: CLEVELAND, Ohio, U.S
  • Lighting Consultant: George Sexton Associates
  • Structural Engineers: Nabih Youssef & Associates
  • Civil Engineer: Moody-Nolan, Inc
  • Concrete Consultant: Reginald D. Hough
  • Exhibit Designers: Quenroe Associates
  • Retail Consultant: Charles Sparks & Company

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Monash University Logan Building in 42 Scenic Blvd, Australia by McBride Charles Ryan

 
April 20th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: McBride Charles Ryan

Logan Hall, on Monash University’s Clayton Campus, is a 6 level building with 250 rooms of student accommodation designed by McBride Charles Ryan (MCR). It is located on a strategic corner where Sports Walk meets Scenic Boulevard. This building is one of four houses of similar accommodation that were designed concurrently by three individual design teams – MCR, Jackson Clements Burrows and Hayball Architects in association with Richard Middleton Architects.

Image Courtesy © John Gollings

  • Architects: McBride Charles Ryan
  • Project: Monash University Logan Building
  • Location: 42 Scenic Blvd, Clayton VIC 3168, Australia
  • Photography: John Gollings
  • Completion date: 02/12/2015
  • Cost: $25 million  
  • Size: 9795 m2 
  • Team:                           
    • Rob McBride: Director
    • Debbie Lyn Ryan: Owner
    • Drew Williamson: Senior Associate
    • Phuong Nguyen: Project Architect      

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Castelnau Condominium Project in Montréal, Canada by DevMcGill & TGTA

 
April 20th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: v2com

Building on its recent success in Villeray with the Castelnau condominium project, DevMcGill and TGTA invite you to the opening of the sales office and showroom for the all-new Ateliers Castelnau condominium project. The development, located in the heart of Mile-Ex, will have approximately 310 units. The investment is nearly $100 million.

Ateliers Castelnau, Image Courtesy © DevMcGill

3 Stories in Budapest, Hungary by GASPARBONTA

 
April 20th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: GASPARBONTA  

‘I highly doubt, that this apartment can be turned into a decent home’ – said a close relative of the owner, seconds after we first saw this place. I hardly agreed. I loved it. Luckily, the owner – a great innovator, a friend and a fellow dino enthusiast – and I were on the same page about the outcome. This was one of the most complicated structures, I have ever seen, covered by numerous layers of human history and unwanted building materials. We had to take the long road and uncover this beauty and turn it to a contemporary home.

Image Courtesy © Bálint Jaksa

  • Architects: GASPARBONTA
  • Project: 3 Stories
  • Location: Budapest, Hungary
  • Photography: Bálint Jaksa
  • Location: Budapest, Hungary
  • Area: 128 sqm
  • Year of Completion:  2015

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Nordic Architecture and Sleek Interior Design in Saint-Donat-de-Montcalm, Canada by Clairoux

 
April 20th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: v2com

This project began when a couple decided to sell their primary residence in the city to purchase a cottage on the northern point of Archambault Lake in Saint-Donat. It was located on a picturesque, south-facing site with a hundred metres of private beach. They planned to retire in this magnificent place. They decided to call on the interior design firm FX Studio par Clairoux to transform the rustic cottage into a peaceful retreat for the whole family. Their dream renovation project was about to come true.

architecure and renovaiton, Image Courtesy © Julien Perron-Gagné

  • Architects: Clairoux
  • Project: Nordic Architecture and Sleek Interior Design
  • Location: Saint-Donat-de-Montcalm, Canada
  • Photography: Julien Perron-Gagné

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