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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.

FCB Chicago in Illinois by TPG Architecture

 
April 23rd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: TPG Architecture

FCB Chicago, the largest agency within the Foote, Cone & Belding global network, recently relocated to the iconic John Hancock Center. The new office’s modern and comfortable design clearly expresses the spirit, culture and direction of this advertising/marketing powerhouse.

Image Courtesy © Eric Laignel

  • Architects: TPG Architecture
  • Project: FCB Chicago
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Photography: Eric Laignel

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The House in Forte dei Marmi in Lucca, Italy by FABBRICANOVE Architetti

 
April 23rd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: FABBRICANOVE Architetti

The House in Forte dei Marmi, a work of architectural office FABBRICANOVE, releases a landscape that in the past was place where explosive materials were produced, then military ones, then it was reclaimed as an agricultural land, then it was marked by the concrete of the highway.

Located between the coast and the Apuane Alps, the villa amazes with its distinct and clear features, through which the respect to the particular allocation can be recognized, where the touristic vocation contributed to the development of the place. In the chaos and in the planning approximation of big part of the contemporary Italian construction, the formula to highlight one virtuous example is simplicity.

Image Courtesy © Filippo Romano

  • Architects: FABBRICANOVE Architetti
  • Project: The House in Forte dei Marmi
  • Location: Lucca, Italy
  • Photography: Filippo Romano
  • Collaboratori: Renata Laudati, Daniele Capolicchio, Francesco Capriotti
  • Structural engineering: Studio Baroni, Enrico Baroni, Paolo Baroni (Firenze)
  • Dimensions: surface 550 square meter

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CRYSTALS AT CITYCENTER in Las Vegas, USA by Studio Libeskind

 
April 21st, 2017 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Studio Libeskind 

As the retail heart of the MGM MIRAGE CityCenter project, The Shops at Crystals is a 500,000-square-foot retail and entertainment space that serves as the connective tissue of the otherwise vertical “city within a city.”

Image Courtesy © Studio Libeskind

  • Architects: Studio Libeskind
  • Project: CRYSTALS AT CITYCENTER
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  • Client: MGM Mirage
  • Structural Engineer: Halcrow Yolles
  • Facade Consultant: Israel Berger & Associates
  • Interior Designer: Rockwell Group
  • Building Area: 46, 500 sq.m.
  • Completed: 2009

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Havas Main Office in New York by TPG Architecture

 
April 21st, 2017 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: TPG Architecture

International advertising and communications firm Havas worked with TPG Architecture for more than two years to identify an appropriate space in Manhattan into which the industry leader could move its creative and media staff. The client ultimately chose seven floors, totalling 260,000SF, at 200 Hudson Street. The new office brings together nearly 1,000 staff from Havas Worldwide and agency groups Havas (formerly Euro RSCG), Havas Media (formerly MPG), Tonic, Adrenaline and Socialistic agencies that had been in disparate locations throughout New York City.

Image Courtesy © Eric Laignel

  • Architects: TPG Architecture
  • Project: Havas Main Office
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Photography: Eric Laignel

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Akron Art Museum in Ohio by COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

 
April 21st, 2017 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

With the Akron Art Museum Coop Himmelb(l)au has developed a new museum concept – “a Museum of the Future”. The conventional functions of a museum and an urban space form together a new type of cultural center that offers digital and analog information and experience.

The building is broken up into 3 parts: the Crystal, the Gallery Box, and the Roof Cloud.

Image Courtesy © Roland Halbe

  • Architects: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU (Wolf D. Prix, Helmut Swiczinsky + Partner ZT GmbH)
  • Project: Akron Art Museum
  • Location: Ohio, USA
  • Photography: Roland Halbe
  • Client: Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio, USA
  • Design Principal: Wolf D. Prix
  • Project Partner: Michael Volk
  • Design Architects: Tom Wiscombe, Mona Marbach
  • Project Architect: Angus Schoenberger
  • Project Team: Mona Bayr, Marcelo Bernardi, Lorenz Bürgi, Mohamed Fezazi, Robert Haranza, Daniela Kobel, Dan Narita, Florian Pfeifer, Dionicio Valdez, Philip Vogt

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Tony Adam’s Barbershop in Prague, Czech Republic by OOOOX

 
April 21st, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: OOOOX 

Concept/colour scheme/materials – the aim is to create a manly interior, both with the colour scheme and the materials. Static modifications have already been implemented in the current space. Massive steel transoms were the right element for an ideal manly industrial. The position of these load-bearing elements defined the whole layout of the space. The steel elements have been supplemented with natural oak furniture, combed plaster and retro tiles.

Image Courtesy © BoysPlayNice / Martin Tůma, Jakub Skokan

  • Architects: OOOOX (Ing. Arch. Radka Valová, Ing. Arch. Martin Moravec)
  • Project: Tony Adam’s Barbershop
  • Location: Laubova 1, Prague 3, Czech Republic
  • Photography: BoysPlayNice / Martin Tůma, Jakub Skokan
  • Client: Tony Adam’s Barbershop
  • Area: 133 m2
  • Project: 2015
  • Realization: 2016

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Micr-O in Hangzhou, China by Superimpose

 
April 21st, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Superimpose

Inside the rural Tai Yang Valley, West of Hangzhou, the Sun Commune is a local initiative raising awareness of sustainable farming and promoting healthy living and outdoor activities for the increasing urbanization of China.

Within the sun commune, Superimpose Architecture Studio designed MICR-O to be a learning platform for city dwellers.

Image Courtesy © Marc Goodwin

  • Architects: Superimpose (Carolyn Leung, Ben de Lange, Ruben Bergambagt, Mika Woll)
  • Project: Micr-O
  • Location: Tai Yang Valley, Sun Commune, Lin’an, Hangzhou, China
  • Photography: Marc Goodwin
  • Software used: Rhino, Grasshopper and Bentley Microstation
  • Client: Sun Commune
  • Site Area: 2800 sqm
  • GFA: 243 sqm

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Casa de Magalhães Nursery School in Ponte de Lima , Portugal by Carvalho Araújo

 
April 21st, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Carvalho Araújo

The ‘Casa de Magalhães Nursery School’ is located near the ‘Casa de Magalhães Home for the Elderly’, sharing some functionalities like public access, parking and a few services. The nursery school building arises from a volume displacement that is subtracted from the home for the elderly base building, allowing the creation of a courtyard and, at the same time, the new building for the children. Although both buildings take different languages, they share the same DNA, the same “skin”, which results in some common principles like privacy, security, intimacy and comfort. The initial volumetry of the set brings us to the cyclic process of life itself, as a metaphor of the aging process; from small to big, from simple to complex.

Image Courtesy © NUDO

  • Architects: Carvalho Araújo
  • Project: Casa de Magalhães Nursery School
  • Location: Lugar dos Carvalhos, S. Julião de Freixo, Ponte de Lima, Portugal
  • Photography: NUDO

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Villa Schoorl in The Netherlands by Paul de Ruiter Architects

 
April 21st, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Paul de Ruiter Architects

Paul de Ruiter Architects designed Villa Schoorl, situated in the characteristic polders near the North Holland dunes. The fluent transition to the green polder landscape was the most essential starting point of the design. The subtly located villa is built with as many possible natural materials and sustainable techniques.

Image Courtesy © Paul de Ruiter Architects

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A motif to connect old and new in Shanghai, China by Aedas

 
April 21st, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Aedas

Located on the north bank of Suzhou Creek and within the business area across Sichuan North Road and Zhapu Road in Shanghai, Aedas-design Shanghai Landmark Center enjoys a prime location with excellent views towards the Northern Bund and Huangpu River. The site is surrounded by low-rise residential blocks and a number of historic buildings such as the Shanghai Post and Telecommunication Bureau, Shanghai General Hospital, New Asia Hotel, Ruikang Mansion and Outer Baidu Bridge, forming a unique urban fabric. The new complex creates a synergy for the commercial hub and the neighbourhood and connects the old and new of Shanghai city.

Image Courtesy © Aedas

  • Architects: Aedas
  • Project: A motif to connect old and new
  • Location: Shanghai, China

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