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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.

El Pimpi in Málaga, Spain by GANA Arquitectura

 
July 2nd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: GANA Arquitectura

This public space is located in a very special milestone, result of the confluence of the main touristic references in Malaga. The significant presence of El Pimpi, as one of the great traditional symbols of the city’s gastronomy, is joined by great examples of this privileged environment as the Alcazaba, the Roman Theatre, or the Picasso Museum.

Image Courtesy © Blanca Green

Image Courtesy © Blanca Green

  • Architects: GANA Arquitectura (Antonio Galisteo, Álvaro Fernández Navarro, Francisco Jesús Camacho)
  • Project: El Pimpi
  • Location: Calle Granada, Málaga, Spain
  • Photography: Blanca Green
  • Collaborators: David Melero Herrera,  Cerveza Victoria, Hermanos González
  • Project Area: 480,00 m2
  • Project Year: 2015

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Westgarten 02 in Frankfurt, Germany by STEFAN FORSTER ARCHITEKTEN

 
July 2nd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: STEFAN FORSTER ARCHITEKTEN

Westgarten 02, a residential block of high-end rental apartments, was built on the last remaining gap in development in Frankfurt´s Westhafen district. In terms of its language of forms, the design was guided by its immediate neighbour, “Westgarten 01”, a mixed residential and retail block. Light-coloured clinker cladding emphasises the ground floor zone, optically dividing private from public space. Continuous cornices and projecting render detail on the parapets emphasise the horizontal articulation of the façade. Contrasting with its adjacent building, Westgarten 02 features light-grey render and a symmetrical façade design with a receding central zone. A sculptural note is added by the two-storey penthouse floor with large roof terraces. The internal arrangement of the apartments – three apartments per floor, accessed via stairwells at either end of the building – is legible in the design of the façade. Each apartment has a loggia overlooking the street and a balcony facing the inner courtyard. In total 39 apartments were created here.

Image Courtesy © Lisa Farkas

Image Courtesy © Lisa Farkas

  • Architects: STEFAN FORSTER ARCHITEKTEN
  • Project: Westgarten 02
  • Location: Frankfurt, Germany
  • Photography: Lisa Farkas
  • Client: Max Baum Immobilien GmbH, Generali Deutschland Holding AG
  • Project team: Ute Streit, Marco Leiser, Florian Kraft
  • Apartments: 39
  • Work phases: 1-5 + artistic supervision
  • Floor area: 4,410 m2
  • Completion: 06/2013

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Politeama Cultural Center in Canelones, Uruguay by LORIETO PINTOS SANTELLAN ARQS

 
July 2nd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: LORIETO PINTOS SANTELLAN ARQS

As a result of the need to build a new front of house (cafeteria, administration, restrooms, staff areas, etc.) and to change the circulation layout to provide for universal accessibility, the spatial perception of constricted public areas was doubled. The new building associates with the existing one in a complex manner. First, it acknowledges the primary role of the theater building, and takes from it its design guidelines: material and color, its own height and the height of its formal components, how its façade aligns, and the leading role of solid over hollow. However, this relationship is strained by opposites: the weight of the older building contrasts with a light construction that disregards massiveness while choosing planes that join together following the logic of an origami. While the former’s genetic memory features stone, the latter’s one features paper. The plot of land for the new building had been surrounded by a wall that replicated the material and the esthetics of the theater. What ensued shows a contemporary sensitivity that – as expressed by Solá-Morales – waves from resemblance to analogy.

Image Courtesy © LORIETO PINTOS SANTELLAN ARQS

Image Courtesy © LORIETO PINTOS SANTELLAN ARQS

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360 House in Oregon Coast by Bora Architects

 
July 2nd, 2016 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Bora Architects

Perched above the beach at the edge of the tree line, this vacation home allows the dramatic Oregon Coast to take center stage. The design maintains sightlines from the sheltered forest to the open coastline with a minimal structure of glass and steel. Atop the two-story, transparent box, the copper-clad green roof is an elevated slab of native ferns and grasses.

Image Courtesy © Bora Architects

Image Courtesy © Bora Architects

  • Architects: Bora Architects
  • Project: 360 House
  • Location: Oregon Coast, U.S.A

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Presidential Suite – Honeymoon Private Island in Phuket, Thailand by Architects 49 (Phuket) Limited

 
July 2nd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Architects 49 (Phuket) Limited

The Tavatimsa Heaven “Beyond the Jatumharachiga heaven settled is the highest land of heaven known as “The Tavatimsa Heaven”. This heavenly land covers a large area of 20,480,000 square kilometer, and surrounding it stands a long continuous glass wall that stretches into the sky. The place consists of thousand doors, each leading to a prestigious castle situated on the top. As the door slide apart an elegant flow of melody resonates throughout the place. A distance away, located is a pool of crystal clear water overflowing onto the ornamental stones bounding the pool. Garden benches provide a comfortable area for angels to enjoy their time and fulfil their pleasures. The most prominent and eye-catching castle of the Tavatimsa heaven is known as Paichayon Maha Prasat Comprising of a series of 7 glass wall reaching into atmosphere, and along with the series of enclosing glass walls nothing is comparable to the beauty of this place.”

Image Courtesy © Chaovarith Poonphol

Image Courtesy © Chaovarith Poonphol

  • Architects: Architects 49 (Phuket) Limited
  • Project: Presidential Suite – Honeymoon Private Island
  • Location: Phuket, Thailand
  • Photography: Chaovarith Poonphol
  • Structural Engineer: Branch Associates Limited
  • System Engineer: Geo design & engineering consultant
  • Contractor: CareCon Construction
  • Year: 2014

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LOFT REHABILITATION AT “EL CABAÑAL” VALENCIA in Spain by AMBAU taller d’arquitectes

 
July 2nd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: AMBAU taller d’arquitectes

This peculiar and personal “loft” is located near Malvarrosa Beach, in the distinctive neighborhood of “El Cabañal” at Valencia City. The Origin house responded to the top floor of a very common type of town house between party walls. It’s accessed from the Street through a narrow staircase. The depth of plot required the existence of intermediate rooms that were illuminated and ventilated by a small courtyard; on the other hand, the kitchen and the “toilet” occupied the rear façade as attached parts, and connected through an ancient terrace that had been closed; Finally, throughout the house roof was a ceiling of plaster that hid the actual volume of the steep cover Gable.

Image Courtesy © Germán Cabo

Image Courtesy © Germán Cabo

  • Architects: AMBAU taller d’arquitectes
  • Project: LOFT REHABILITATION AT “EL CABAÑAL” VALENCIA
  • Location: District of Cabañal (Valencia ), Spain
  • Photography: Germán Cabo
  • Surface area: 57 + 16 m2
  • Built: 2015

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MAKE IT RIGHT in Louisiana by GRAFT

 
July 1st, 2016 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: GRAFT

By April 2009 a total of 6 houses have been finished as part of the Make It Right Program in the Lower 9th Ward, the owners were able to move back and enjoy the benefits of their new homes. Two of these houses were designed by GRAFT and chosen by the homeowners, as the process at Make It Right is popular vote. 9 more houses are currently under construction, one of them also designed by GRAFT, 10 houses are in the permit process.The houses designed by GRAFT are inspired by the Cradle to Cradle Philosophy and received LEED Platinum certification. They are prefabricated modular units, constructed off-site.

Image Courtesy © Virginia Miller

Image Courtesy © Virginia Miller

  • Architects: GRAFT
  • Project: MAKE IT RIGHT
  • Location: Lower Ninth Ward, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
  • Photography: Virginia Miller
  • Client: Make It Right Foundation
  • Year: 2009

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Polycarbonate Cabin in Guanaqueros, Chile by Alejandro Soffia / Architect

 
July 1st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Alejandro Soffia / Architect

In 1953 Le Corbusier wrote a letter to the Chilean Architects, and was sent through Emilio Duhart, a very important Chilean Architect that was drawing for him the buildings that he was doing in that moment in India. In this letter he emphasize the need on taking care of people while developing a design process. He said that “in that moment academic ideas where left behind, and the smallest measurements, the shorter distances or the smallest built spaces, become precious as a glass of water in the desert”.

Image Courtesy © Juan Durán Sierralta

Image Courtesy © Juan Durán Sierralta

  • Architects: Alejandro Soffia / Architect
  • Project: Polycarbonate Cabin
  • Location: Guanaqueros, Chile
  • Photography: Juan Durán Sierralta
  • Client: Ana María Guzmán
  • Budget: U$365 / sqm
  • Area: 30 m2
  • Completion Date: 2016

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VillAnn in Halland, Sweden by Wingårdhs

 
July 1st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Wingårdhs

I’ve been wanting to design this house for a long time. The obvious design, with a series of rooms arranged along a line. My client wanted to be sure that it was possible to construct a good house on the site before he went ahead and bought it. This meant that time was critical one autumn day in 2003.

Image Courtesy © James Silverman

Image Courtesy © James Silverman

  • Architects: Wingårdhs
  • Project: VillAnn
  • Location: Särö in the municipality of Kungsbacka, Halland, Sweden
  • Photography: James Silverman and Gert Wingardh
  • Construction: Elu Konsult AB, Göteborg, Paul Palmqvist
  • Electrical: Kaba konsult AB, Göteborg, Håkan Palö
  • Building contractor/Concrete: HA Bygg, Ljungskile, Bengt Andersson
  • Landscape: NOD, Natur Orienterad Design
  • Gross floor area: 346 square metres
  • Year of construction: 2004 – 2005

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HIPARK HOTEL in Paris, France by Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

 
July 1st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

This 125-room 4-star apartment hotel on Boulevard Indochine is part of a larger development of offices, a student residence, etc. called Visalto. The hotel forms the \”prow\” of this ensemble, facing the Philharmonie de Paris. Its tapering form is the result of the very narrow site, which runs alongside the périphérique ringroad. The facades create a kinetic gradation of colours, from green – the colour of the leaves of the boulevard’s trees, to the white of the Parisian sky.

Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly

Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly

  • Architects: Manuelle Gautrand Architecture
  • Project: HIPARK HOTEL
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Photography: Luc Boegly
  • Client: Bnp Paribas Immobilier
  • Cost Of Construction: 9,5 M€ Ht
  • Total Floor Area: 5.500 Sqm
  • Dates:
    • Competition: 2009
    • Studies: 2011 – 2013
    • Launching of The Work: 2014
    • Delivery of The Complex: 2016

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