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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.

Guazuma House in Villahermosa, México by Alberto Zavala Arquitectos

 
October 18th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Alberto Zavala Arquitectos

Weather conditions in the area, the topography and the existing vegetation, all acted as key elements in the creation of this eco-friendly project.

The land is located in a tropical area of lush vegetation on the outskirts of the city forming a descending grade from the upper street level to the rear garden which is adjacent to a golf course.

On the plot, there is a single tree (Guazuma ulmifolia, or more commonly known as West Indian elm or bay cedar) native to tropical America with highly visible dimensions and characteristics.

Image Courtesy © David Cervera

Image Courtesy © David Cervera

  • Architects: Alberto Zavala Arquitectos (Alberto Zavala Aguirre)
  • Project: Guazuma House
  • Location: Altozano, Villahermosa, México
  • Photography: David Cervera
  • Team members: Lenin Molina, Karla Ramírez, Vidaura Cardos, Georgina Doria, Jimena Castillo, Edair Puerto, Iván Uribe
  • Area: 575 m2
  • Year: 2015

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WE Guest House in Bridgehampton, New York by TA Dumbleton Architect PC

 
October 18th, 2016 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: TA Dumbleton Architect PC 

Description

This house sits in a corner of a large lot in the center of Bridgehampton, New York.  Reminiscent of an old farmhouse with it’s simple shape and repetitive openings, also shares it’s DNA and it’s open space plan with that of a New York loft.

Image Courtesy © Ed Lederman

Image Courtesy © Ed Lederman

  • Architects: TA Dumbleton Architect PC
  • Project: WE Guest House
  • Location: Bridgehampton, New York, USA
  • Photography: Ed Lederman
  • Structural Engineer: Pat Arnett / Robert Silman Associates Structural Engineers
  • MEP Engineer: Eric Ettinger / Ettinger Engineering
  • TADA Project Team: Tim Dumbleton, Georgina Lalli, Monica Trejo, Letizia Spigarelli
  • Size: 3,000 SF
  • Status: Completed 2013
  • Date: 2012-2013

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Rosen Penthouse in Bordighera, Italy by ELEVENstudio

 
October 18th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: ELEVENstudio

The renovation of this 80-sqm-apartment located on the last floor of a traditional early 1900 English villa has used a very linear design as a frame for an eclectic mix of modern, ancient and ethnic details.

The designers found a space that had been strongly transformed during the last renovation made in the 80’s. Revisiting the stylistic choices made in order to lighten and de-materialize the existing structure, they tried to create back a dialogue with the traditional architecture.

Image Courtesy © ELEVENstudio

Image Courtesy © ELEVENstudio

  • Architects: ELEVENstudio
  • Project: Rosen Penthouse
  • Location: Bordighera, Italy

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Haus Bavaria in Regensburg, Germany by Carlo Berarducci Architecture

 
October 18th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Carlo Berarducci Architecture

The project for a private urban residence is part of a continuous urban front in the heart of the medieval city of Regensburg in Bavaria.

In the historic medieval city center of Regensburg in Bavaria, the project foresees the reconstruction of a building, part of a traditional continuous urban “quint”.

Image Courtesy © Herbert Stolz

Image Courtesy © Herbert Stolz

  • Architects: Carlo Berarducci Architecture
  • Project: Haus Bavaria
  • Location: Regensburg, Germany
  • Photography: Herbert Stolz
  • Civil Engineer: Carlo Zimatore Engineer
  • Structural Engineer: Ingenieurburo Dr Lammel
  • Environmental Engineer: Elektroplannung Gmbh
  • Project Management: Carlo Berarducci, Carlo Zimatore
  • Design Team: Marco Folchi, Rossella Lanari, Davide Marchetti, Daniela Pastore
  • Main Contractor: Eukia Wohn Und Industriebau Baubetreuungs Gmbh Regensburg
  • Building Area: Mq 900
  • Project Date: 2006
  • Completion Date: December 2011

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Masterplan for Transformation of Harbour Area in Cologne, Germany by COBE

 
October 18th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: COBE

Over the weekend the competition for the future development of Cologne’s harbour was settled. The mayor of Cologne, Henriette Reker, announced Danish architects COBE as winner of the competition. The project transforms the old industrial harbour into a lively and sustainable neighbourhood with a huge waterfall and a big public pool as the new landmark. The pool collects rainwater and waste heat from the district and becomes a new attraction in the city.

Image Courtesy © Beauty and the Bit

Image Courtesy © Beauty and the Bit

  • Architects: COBE
  • Project: Masterplan for transformation of Harbour Area in Cologne
  • Location: Cologne, Germany
  • Renderings: Beauty and the Bit
  • Client: The City of Cologne and Moderne Stadt
  • Engineer: Transsolar
  • Water strategy: Atelier Dreiseitl
  • Size: 500.000 m2 floor space
  • Status: 1st prize in competition in September 2016

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Prefabricating the Void in Korea by Dioinno Architecture PLLC

 
October 18th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Dioinno Architecture PLLC

The timber structure in Korean traditional architecture presents fundamental nature of sustainability, maintaining the concept of physical space (whole) even after continuous renovation, change and transformation of materials (parts). Using the mode of ‘Prefabrication’, we attempt to reconstruct the space of living, based on ‘Madang’, an empty space with multiple functions and diverse social implications. Two base modules are used to create the diverse configurations, the solid and the void. The module in the Korean traditional housing is called ‘Kan’, the bay between columns. It needs bigger timber necessary to build larger ‘Kan’, which makes it very expensive to construct. Also, more ‘Kan’ implies bigger scale of construction, implying socio political values in the modularity of architecture. Sometimes, the housing is moved to other locations after the disassembling and reassembling, since permanent joint connection is rarely used in the traditional timber technique. The material is continuously replaced and reconfigured to strengthen the sense of space, emphasizing the relationship between the solid and void, the nature and architecture. The ‘Madang’ in Korean housing is naturally a void, a left over space. It is open framework between public street and private housing so that it can serve for either the public event, or extended private function. In the modern multifamily housing equipped with market driven globalization, the void has been disappeared. Without the void, apartment housing is the repetition of same plans. The functional space standardized the way of living. The façade becomes thin membrane dividing the public and private. Therefore, Prefabricating the void suggests to reconstruct diverse function of voids by prefabrication in architecture, giving depth to the façade, providing open framework for the residents to use with various purposes.

Image Courtesy © Dioinno Architecture PLLC

Image Courtesy © Dioinno Architecture PLLC

  • Architects: Dioinno Architecture PLLC
  • Project: Prefabricating the Void
  • Location: Korea
  • Design team: Jin Young Song, Kiwon Kim, Junghoon Ko, Byungki Kim

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Bellevue First Congregational Church in Washington by atelierjones

 
October 18th, 2016 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: atelierjones

The challenge was to convert a typical multi-tenant office space into a space capable of creating awe. To do this, the architects had to bring life to the existing beige box by breaking it open and allowing the diffuse Northwest light filter in. Historically, light has played a significant role in marking a transcendent space, and this design captures the richness of indirect, cast light reflected off natural surfaces. For the new Bellevue First Congregational Church, the new soaring sanctuary is filled with this indirect light, which subtly changes throughout the day and seasons.

Image Courtesy © atelierjones

Image Courtesy © atelierjones

  • Architects: atelierjones (Susan Jones)
  • Project: Bellevue First Congregational Church
  • Location: Bellevue, Washington, USA
  • Software used: Sketchup, Rhino, Autocad

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LIVEBOAT – Chapter 5 in Berlin, Germany by Plastique Fantastique

 
October 18th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Plastique Fantastique

Taking his trident in both hands, Poseidon stirs the sea into a fury and lashes up rain and squall.
Mast and sail are torn away, Odysseus is thrown overboard and buried under a wall of water.
When he emerges gasping and sputtering, he somehow manages to clamber back aboard.
A goddess, Leucothea, appears to him in the form of a bird.
She counsels him to swim for it.
“Take my veil, tie it around your waist as a charm against drowning.
When you reach shore, be sure to throw it back into the sea.”

Image Courtesy © Goetz Arntzen, Serlenga, Canevacci

Image Courtesy © Goetz Arntzen, Serlenga, Canevacci

  • Architects: Plastique Fantastique
  • Project: LIVEBOAT – Chapter 5
  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Photography: Goetz Arntzen, Serlenga, Canevacci
  • Concept: Marco Canevacci
  • Design: Yena Young
  • Sound design: Marco Barotti
  • Coordination: Steffi Goldmann
  • Interviews: Hadmut Bittiger
  • Team: Mirjam Dorsch, Stephanie Grönnert, Hugo Luque, Simone Serlenga, Gabriel Spera
  • Thanks to: Martin Steffens, Franz Höfner, Markus Wüste, Andrea Klahold, Herr Gessner, Homer
  • Organised by:
    • 48 Stunden Neukölln festival, Berlin, Germany
    • TodaysArt. NL 2015, The Hague, The Netherlands
    • Kunsthaus Dresden – Städtische Galerie für Gegenwartskunst, Dresden, Germany

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Pentagon Complex in Haridwar, India by Girimun

 
October 18th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Girimun

Located in Haridwar, a touristic destination in Northern India, the 65,000 sqm mixed-use complex comprises of a shopping mall, office suites above and a business hotel operated by Radisson Group. Distribution of functions, access and circulation are carefully resolved to achieve a highly integrated mix of activities without jeopardising the desired degree of separation between each different environment and function.

Image Courtesy © Girimun

Image Courtesy © Girimun

  • Architects: Girimun
  • Project: Pentagon Complex
  • Location: Haridwar, India
  • Client: Supertech Ltd
  • Size: 60,000 m2
  • Opening: 2010

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Highline Stages in New York City by EOA/Elmslie Osler Architect

 
October 12th, 2016 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: EOA/Elmslie Osler Architect

Highline Stages, previously known as Ceco Studios, is a photo / film studio and events space in the Meatpacking district of New York City.

With 14,500 square feet and entrances on West 14th and West 15th Streets, the space previously housed large trucks and associated equipment related to film and production. The owner decided to rebrand the space as one that could be leased out for large events and filming. The unusually tall ceiling height and easy truck access from the street are a primary feature. EOA stripped the interior of all extraneous materials to expose its original character, providing a clean canvas for any variety of events and photo-shoots while still reflecting the inherent industrial fabric of the building. When the large steel doors that divide the space are open, a view through the entire block is revealed. The entries on both streets are designed to accommodate trucks while at the same time providing a layer of privacy and control to for private events.  A new cafe bar is a place for cast and crews to relax and features reclaimed wood and blackened steel. Industrial lighting fixtures used on film sets have been re-purposed and integrated in a variety of ways throughout the space. Upstairs EOA created offices and work areas for the managers of Highline Stages with a continuation of the industrial aesthetic below. EOA also carved out smaller studio spaces to provide the client with additional opportunities to expand their offerings. The entire project is designed to provide the maximum flexibility to the clients of Highline Stages while also providing the perfect space for a variety of creative events to take place.

EOA worked with the New York City Landmarks Commission as well as the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation on the renovation which included incorporating a glass garage door at the street level, Image Courtesy © EOA/Elmslie Osler Architect

EOA worked with the New York City Landmarks Commission as well as the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation on the renovation which included incorporating a glass garage door at the street level, Image Courtesy © EOA/Elmslie Osler Architect

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