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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.

Prototype of Minimum Rural Housing in Quintana Roo, Mexico by Pascal Arquitectos

 
March 8th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Pascal Arquitectos 

This project does not seek to replicate the typical southeast house (Mayan) but to achieve a modern version that is repeatable and easily constructed in  time and cost, using materials from the region. The design promotes life in the inisde  and also  in contact with the outside, integrating it to its environment and giving continuity to the customs from the region, thus achieving sustainable housing through reuse of water; zero discharge; alternative energies and systems that allow to save energy and resources with the possibility of not being connected to any municipal network.

Image Courtesy © Pascal Arquitectos

  • Architects: Pascal Arquitectos
  • Project: Prototype of Minimum Rural Housing
  • Location: Quintana Roo, Mexico

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House R in Anglet, France by GARDERA-D Architecture

 
March 8th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: GARDERA-D Architecture

The House R is located at Anglet on an estate of 1000m². The relatively large dimensions of the plot (50x20m) give a horizontal lecture to the field which compose the start of the project. The North-South orientation, the sun path and the pre-existing houses around the site were also predominant data for the design of the project.

The house is set back from the street, clearing a parking space for three vehicles.

Image Courtesy © GARDERA-D Architecture

  • Architects: GARDERA-D Architecture (Gardera Patrice)
  • Project: House R
  • Location: Anglet (64), France
  • Delivered: September 2010

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Quai de Rome in Liège, Belgium by MDW ARCHITECTURE & H+G ARCHITECTS

 
March 8th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: MDW ARCHITECTURE

Programmes of this type are notorious for producing mundane buildings – devoid of interest at best, and often outright urbicide. Our vision goes beyond the mere cosmetic upgrade of the decorated shed, asking: How can the designers of a supermarket quietly succeed in weaving part of the urban fabric?

Image Courtesy © Séverin Malaud

  • Architects: MDW ARCHITECTURE & H+G ARCHITECTS
  • Project: Quai de Rome
  • Location: Liège, Belgium
  • Photography: Séverin Malaud
  • Client: Delhaize Group
  • Team: (MDW) Marie Moignot, Xavier De Wil, Ludovic Raquet, Gilles Debrun, Jérôme Elleboudt, Kristof Van Den Berghe, Yvan Breithof, Thomas Gillet,; (H+G) Charles Herfurth, Guillaume De Ghellinck, Henry Lebrun, François Denayer, Tanguy van Cutsem, Marie-Eve Delfosse
  • Mechanical Engineer: DTS
  • Structural Engineer: SETESCO
  • Contractor: BCDG (Temporary association BERNARD CONSTRUCTION – DONNAY-GOFFIN – CORDEEL)
  • Surface: 3.500m²
  • Dates: Conception 2009 – completed Septembre 2015

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Oak Pass House in Beverly Hills, California by Walker Workshop

 
March 8th, 2017 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: v2com

The Oak Pass Main House sits atop a 3.5-acre ridge site with panoramic canyon views. The property’s topography and landscape, which most notably include over 130 protected Coast Live Oak Trees, were the primary drivers for the house’s design. In order to showcase and amplify the site’s inherent beauty, the house’s mass is buried into the hillside, with only a one-story pavilion above grade as it unfolds along the ridge.

Image Courtesy © Joe Fletcher

  • Architects: Walker Workshop
  • Project: Oak Pass House
  • Location: Beverly Hills, California, USA
  • Photography: Joe Fletcher
  • Software used: Revit
  • Client: Nathan Frankel
  • Project manager: Noah Walker
  • Structural Engineer: John Labib & Associates
  • Civil Engineer: Barbara L. Hall, P.E.
  • Area: 8,000 sf
  • Project end date: 2016

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Fernando Abbott 866 in Porto Alegre, Brazil by Arquitetura Nacional

 
March 7th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Arquitetura Nacional

The building is located in the city of Porto Alegre. The traditional neighborhood is going through a transition process – the old houses are given way to small and medium sized buildings. The site is located on a corner with a very interesting view of the city and the airport. However, being at a high altitude level, it is strongly influenced by the municipality laws.

Image Courtesy © Marcelo Donadussi

  • Architects: Arquitetura Nacional (Eduardo Maurmann, Elen Balvedi Maurmann, Paula Otto e equipe Arquitetura Nacional)
  • Project: Fernando Abbott 866
  • Location: Porto Alegre – RS
  • Photography: Marcelo Donadussi
  • Structural Project: Carpeggiani Projetos Estruturais
  • MEP projects: Asolon Engenharia and Proinst Projetos e Instalações
  • Elevators: ThyssenKrupp
  • Graphic communication: Pino. Design: Arquitetura Nacional
  • Facade texture: Kresil
  • Ceramic tile (facade): Eliane
  • Area: 2115m²
  • Project year: 2011

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Lavasan Villa in Iran by Hariri & Hariri Architecture

 
March 7th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Hariri & Hariri Architecture 

This villa is located on a steep hilly property in the affluent town of Lavasan, only 30 minutes from Central Tehran, Iran. The site offers views of Jajrood River basin, one of the main sources of water for Tehran Metropolitan region. This river is located in the southern part of the central Alborz mountain range. The view of these majestic mountains and the Jajrood River makes this place magical and memorable.

Image Courtesy © Moein Hosseini

SAS-3 Housing Strijp-S Eindhoven in The Netherlands by architecten|en|en

 
March 7th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: architecten|en|en

Since a couple of years the former Philips-complex Strijp-S in the Dutch industrial city of Eindhoven forms the center of redevelopment. The urban design plan made by West 8 focuses on a combination of reuse of the Philips heritage and customized new buildings. The driving force of the ensemble is creativity; creative professions and functions mixed with an urban living environment.

Image Courtesy © BASE Photography

  • Architects: architecten|en|en
  • Project: SAS-3 Housing Strijp-S Eindhoven
  • Location: Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • Photography: BASE Photography
  • Client: Credo-IP / Woonbedrijf
  • Project year: 2005 – 2012

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Japi House in São Paulo, Brazil by Aresto Arquitetura

 
March 7th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Aresto Arquitetura

The terrain of 1347 square meters located in the city of Cajamar is inserted in one of the regions of greater natural diversity of the state of São Paulo, the region of the Japi mountain range.

The surrounding Atlantic Forest reveals an enormous natural complexity with the abundance of species, forms and colors, exposing a system in balance and very delicate. Thus, the conceptual motivation of the project was to represent this stability through the balanced composition of two blocks with divergent directions, colors and textures, but with identical formats.

Image Courtesy © Aresto Arquitetura

  • Architects: Aresto Arquitetura
  • Project: Japi House
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Software used: SketchUp, Autocad and Revit.
  • Interior square meters: 381.50 sq. meters
  • Project Date: 2014

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Villa Agava in Casablanca, Morocco by Driss Kettani Architecte

 
March 7th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Driss Kettani Architecte 

This house is projected on a north-south oriented plot and features a blind façade on the street while being largely open on the side and the back with the south oriented garden.

The plan “silhouette” is the consequence of the urban rules and the need to perfectly fit with the adjoining house on the east.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra – FG + SG

  • Architects: Driss Kettani Architecte
  • Project: Villa Agava
  • Location: Casablanca, Morocco
  • Photography: Fernando Guerra – FG + SG
  • Software used: Archicad and AutoCAD
  • Architect: Driss Kettani
  • Team: Yassine El Aouni, Rachid El Maataoui
  • Landscaping: Atelier Bertrand Houin
  • Structure: BET Rouane
  • Plans – Construction: 2013 – 2016

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PLICO at the Flatiron in Oklahoma City by Elliott + Associates Architects

 
March 7th, 2017 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Elliott + Associates Architects

Built in 1924 by C.F. Meadors and originally the Como Hotel, this historic blond brick flatiron stood vacant and boarded up for 27 years.  We have been waiting for 20 years for the opportunity to bring this corner to its full potential.  We believe this corner should be the site of an enduring building, a lantern at the east gateway to downtown Oklahoma City.

The project includes the renovation of the two-level flatiron building and the construction of a modern, yet complimentary rooftop addition.

As one leaves downtown the PLICO building acts as a lantern to the city energy, Image Courtesy © Scott McDonald, Gray City Studios

  • Architects: Elliott + Associates Architects
  • Project: PLICO at the Flatiron
  • Location: 126 Harrison Avenue Oklahoma City, OK 73104, USA
  • Photography: Scott McDonald
  • Software used: Autocad and SketchUp
  • Client: PLICO
  • Scope: Renovation of a 1924 flatiron building with approximately 20,000 SF of new and renovated space.
  • Completed: 2016
  • Awards: 2017 Interior Design “Best of Year” Winner in Office Restoration Renovation category

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