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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.

O-14 Tower in Dubai, United Arab Emirates by RUR Architecture, DPC

 
January 22nd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: RUR Architecture, DPC 

O-14, a 22-story tall commercial tower perched on a two-story podium, officially opened in 2011, and comprises over 300,000 square feet of office space for the Dubai Business Bay.  O-14 is located along the extension of Dubai Creek, occupying a prominent location on the waterfront esplanade.  With O-14, the office tower typology has been turned inside out – structure and skin have flipped to offer a new economy of tectonics and of space.

Image Courtesy © Imre Solt

  • Architects: RUR Architecture, DPC
  • Project: O-14 Tower
  • Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Photography: Imre Solt and Nelson Garrido
  • Client: Creekside Development Corporation, Dubai, UAE
  • General Contractor: Dubai Contracting Company (DCC), Dubai, UAE
  • Principals: Jesse Reiser + Nanako Umemoto
  • Design Team: Mitsuhisa Matsunaga, Michael Overby, Jason Scroggin, Cooper Mack, Kutan Ayata, Roland Snooks
  • Structural Engineer: Ysrael A. Seinuk , PC, New York, NY
  • Architect of Record: Erga Progress, Dubai, UAE
  • Window Wall Consultant: R.A.Heintges & Associates, New York, NY
  • Lighting Concept Design: L’Observatoire International, New York, NY
  • Structure: Perforated Concrete Exoskeleton
  • Site Area: 34,392 sqf  (3,195 sqm)
  • Building Area (w/ basement parking): 300,000 sqf (27,870 sqm)

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House Of The Seven Gardens in Cádiz, Spain by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

 
January 22nd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Fran Silvestre Arquitectos 

It is Grazalema mountain range the one that creates a wall to high humidity winds coming from Atlantic Ocean.

Because of that, in this part of the south of Spain there is one of the highest rainfall index from Iberian peninsula. Climatology from Subbetica mountain range draws the proposal placed in a large plot where you can see the landscape from Sierra Nevada to African coast.

Image Courtesy © Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

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De Helling by Architectuur Atelier Sjoerd Kuindersma

 
January 22nd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Architectuur Atelier Sjoerd Kuindersma

Remodel house built in 1994. Placining a new rooftop which hangs over for 1 meter Wooden cladding. Expansion on rearside

Image Courtesy © Architectuur Atelier Sjoerd Kuindersma

  • Architects: Architectuur Atelier Sjoerd Kuindersma
  • Project: De Helling

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Cloud Cuckoo House in Black Forest, Germany by Uber Raum Architects

 
January 22nd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Uber Raum Architects

Introduction

London practice UberRaum Architects have built a mountainside house with dramatic interiors and framed views inspired by its surrounding landscape.

Cloud Cuckoo House in the Black Forest, Germany, sits at an altitude of 800m above sea level.  When fog drifts into the valley, the home for a young family appears to float above the clouds, enjoying magical uninterrupted views across the fairytale landscape of the Upper-Rhine area.

Image Courtesy © Uber Raum Architects

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Pier C Copenhagen Airport in Denmark by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

 
January 22nd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

As one of the largest hubs in Northern Europe, Copenhagen Airport experiences an increase in passenger growth. This requires special measures in relation to control of entry papers and passports, and therefore these trips all take place from a specific departure area of CHP Airport called Pier C.

Image Courtesy © Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center in Seattle, Washington by Olson Kundig

 
January 22nd, 2017 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Olson Kundig 

The vision behind the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center is to educate, inspire, and motivate people through storytelling—sharing the work of others who are focused on improving the lives of people around the globe. Through interactive exhibits, visitors can investigate some of the challenges facing the world, learn how people are tackling those problems, and explore their own ideas and solutions to challenges that matter to them.

Image Courtesy © Benjamin Benschneider

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Bunga Low – low energy refurbishment of a sixties bungalow in Sint-Denijs-Westrem, Belgium by urbain architectencollectief

 
January 22nd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: urbain architectencollectief 

In this project a solitary sixties bungalow with a gentle sloped roof was refurbished and extended.

A new clear plan was distilled from the existing, with a maximum relation with the garden.

The existing rooms on the northern facade of the bungalow were adjusted in order to form a functional strip, serving as entrance hall, bathroom, storage rooms and a private office space. The living spaces were aligned in an open space along the southern facade, benefiting from large windows that give acces to morning and afternoon terraces and the garden. Two furniture elements divide the open space: a fireplace and a kitchen cabinet.

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

  • Architects: urbain architectencollectief
  • Project: Bunga Low – low energy refurbishment of a sixties bungalow
  • Location: Sint-Denijs-Westrem, Belgium
  • Photography: Filip Dujardin, Ghent, Belgium
  • Lead Architects: David Niville, David Claus, Dieter Delbaere
  • Structural engineer: Sileghem & Partners, Zwevegem, Belgium
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 240 m2
  • Completion Year: 2016

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Amstelloft in Amsterdam, The Netherlands by WE ARCHITECTEN

 
January 20th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: WE ARCHITECTEN

The collective DIY-housing project Amstelloft consists of spacious loft-apartments. Inspired by dwellings in old schools, churches and warehouses: flexible space with double height which can be turned into living spaces ranging from open lofts to four-bedroom-apartments. The future inhabitants were intensely involved in the realization benefiting the pronounced posibilities and character of the design.

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

  • Architects: WE ARCHITECTEN
  • Project: Amstelloft
  • Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Filip Dujardin
  • Client: Bouwgroep Amstelloft
  • Contractor: Van Bekkum bouwondernemingBV
  • Period: 2012 (start design) – 2016 (completion)

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Full Metal Jacket – Old House Renovation in Seoul, Korea by 9cm

 
January 20th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: 9cm 

This project located next to Hong-ik University, in Seogyo-dong Seoul, has the art department of reputation. So young artists have settled their small studios in old houses along with the university streets, and influenced arts, design, architecture, literature, and more. Then this town became a huge space for cultural exchange of young people and this activity changed old buildings into a brand new or unique remodeled buildings to fit artists’ lifestyle.

Image Courtesy © Yousub Song

  • Architects: 9cm
  • Project: Full Metal Jacket – Old House Renovation
  • Location: Seogyo-DONG, Mapo-GU, Seoul, Korea
  • Photography: Yousub Song
  • Architect and construction manager: 9cm
  • Construction: 9cm
  • Team: Ahn Chulmin, Koo Junghwan, Lee Sangyoon, Namgoong Yong
  • Architecture area: 221.63 m2

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Dogok Maximum in Seoul, Korea by Moon Hoon

 
January 20th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Moon Hoon

It reflects the client’s personality in a frank manner. Considering that the client, who had dreamt all kinds of mysterious dreams only to overcome them while living in a house built on a rock of mystical forces at a high area of Gangbuk, Seoul, purchased the plot of a fortuneteller and a shaman beside a tall wall in Gangnam, this is a world that must be full of many unexplainable things. In contemporary terms, this building would be considered a mixed-use narrow house, combining a basement studio for the client’s son, a photographer, a reception area, as well as a residence for mother and son that has been equipped with a compact elevator to account for the weakened joints of the elderly.

Image Courtesy © Namgoong Sun

  • Architects: Moon Hoon (MOONBALSSO)
  • Project: Dogok Maximum
  • Location: 959-57, Dogok-dong, gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea
  • Photography: Namgoong Sun
  • Client: Jeon gyeong deuk
  • Design team: Kim jaekwan, Kim sookhee, Kim haeree, Shin Jinseok , Jade Narrido, Jason Houliston
  • Structure: RC
  • Exterior finishing: Exposed concrete
  • Building to land ratio: 59.94%
  • Floor area ratio: 193.27%
  • Building scope: 4F
  • Parking: 1
  • Height: 15.8m
  • Site area: 68m²
  • Building area: 40.76m²
  • Gross floor area: 183.97m²

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