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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.

Forum Homini in Cradle of Humankind, South Africa by Activate Architects11

March 11th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

This 14 roomed boutique hotel by activate architects (Edward Paes-Brooks & Michael Magner makes an important contribution to the architecture of the post apartheid period through the exemplary ways it explores two architectural themes – firstly the relationship between architecture and landscape, a preoccupation of a number of other buildings completed since 1994, and secondly, the relationship between architecture and iconography, also a frequently rehearsed theme.

Interior View

  • Architect: Activate Architects
  • Name of Project: Forum Homini
  • Location: Cradle of Humankind, South Africa
  • Client: Definite Properties (Pty) Ltd
  • Design Team: Edward Brooks, Michael Magner and Reon van der Wiel
  • Quantity Surveyors and co-principle agent: Brian Heineberg & Associates
  • Team: Colin Jones and Tapiwa Ankude
  • Structural and Civil Engineers: Pure Consulting
  • Team: Craig Thompson and Kevin Kincaid-Smith
  • Electrical Engineers: BFBA Consulting Engineers
  • Landscape Architects: Greeninc
  • Design Team: Anton Comrie and Annamari Comrie
  • Interior Design and Narrative: Activate Interiors
  • Design: Lisa Younger
  • Hydrological Engineers: Sivest (Johannesburg), Richard Hurst
  • Environmental Consultants: Sivest (Johannesburg), Dave Blair
  • Acoustic Engineer: Acusolv, Ben van Zyl
  • Audio Visual Consultant: Digital Fabric, Gavin Olivier
  • Lighting Designer: Congo Blue, Declan Randall
  • Main Contract: Interkor Construction cc
  • Electrical sub-contract: T & W Electrical Contractors (Pty) Ltd
  • Air conditioning sub-contract: Heat and Cool Comfort
  • Pool sub-contract: Little Wonder Pools
  • Landscape Contract: Horticare
  • Paint techniques sub-contract: Techniket
  • Stonecladding subcontract: QMR Construction
  • Kitchen design and supply: Foodserv
  • Waterproofing sub-contract: Engineered Linings
  • Joinery Suppliers: Nulu
  • Artists: Marco Cianfanelli, David Rossouw, Paul du Toit, Peter Mthombeni, Craig Bartlett, Christel Antonites, Karen Vermeulen
  • Software used: Drawn using Vectorworks and renderings are created using Photoshop

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Faustino Winery in Ribera del Duero, Spain by Foster + Partners

March 11th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Bodegas Portia is a new winery for the Faustino Group in the Ribera del Duero, one of Spain’s foremost wine-producing regions. The project is Foster + Partners first winery and was an opportunity to look afresh at the building type, using the natural topography of the site to aid the winemaking process and create the optimum working conditions, while reducing the building’s energy demands and its visual impact on the landscape.

Aerial View Faustino Winery

  • Architect: Foster + Partners
  • Name of Project: Faustino Winery
  • Location: Gumiel de Izan, Ribera del Duero, Spain
  • Client: Faustino SL
  • Appointment: September 2004
  • Construction: August 2006 – September 2010
  • Gross Area: 12,500 sqm
  • Net Area: 11,300 sqm
  • Site Area: 400 acres
  • Building Height: 14.5 m (partially embedded into the sloping landscape)
  • Number of storeys: Two operational levels + grape reception roofdeck (external)
  • Design Team: Norman Foster, David Nelson, Gerard Evenden, Pedro Haberbosch, Nadine Pieper Bosch, Ana Agag Longo, Juan Gabriel La Malfa, Luca Latini, Chris Lepine, Emanuele Mattutini, Josep Mercader, Jaime Valle
  • Structural Engineer: Arup
  • Mechanical and Electrical Engineer: Arup
  • Quantity Surveyor: DLE
  • Lighting Consultant: Claude Engle
  • Project Manager: Prointec
  • Local Architect: Prointec
  • Main Contractor: FCC

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Haeundae Udong Hyundai I’ Park in Busan, South Korea by Studio Daniel Libeskind

March 11th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

The concept of the Haeundae Udong project is to build a powerful and unique icon expressed in a dynamic volume on the Busan waterfront. Studio Daniel Libeskind will produce five new towers sculpted to express the dramatic beauty and power of the ocean. The curvilinear geometry of the buildings plays with concepts of traditional Korean architecture, often derived from natural beauty such as the grace of an ocean wave, the unique composition of a flower petal, or the wind-filled sails of a ship. Upon completion it will be the tallest residential building in Asia.

Aerial View of Haeundae Udong Hyundai I' Park

  • Architect: Studio Daniel Libeskind
  • Name of Project: Haeundae Udong Hyundai I’ Park
  • Location: Busan, South Korea
  • Commission: 2006
  • Completion: 2011
  • Client: Hyundai Development Company
  • Building Address: Haeundae Udong 1408, Busan, South Korea
  • Building Area: 4.5 Million sq.ft.
  • Building details: 3 residential towers w/ 1631 units (72F, 66F, 46F), 1 hotel (34F), 1 office (9F), 1 retail (3F)
  • Structure: Concrete structure with glass curtain wall cladding
  • Architect of Record: Kunwon, Hanmi
  • Structural Engineer: ARUP, Dong Yang Structural Engineers Co.
  • MEP Engineer: SYSKA Hennessy, Hyun Woo
  • Geotechnical Engineer: Saegil E & C Co.
  • Landscape Consultant: Ctopos
  • Curtain Wall Consultant: Wallplus
  • Fire Protection Consultant: Yung-Do Engineering Co.
  • Lighting Consultant: LPA
  • Contractor: Hyundai Development Company
  • Photo Credits: ©Hyundai Development Company, ©dbox: Images, ©neoscape, © SDL

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Safe House in Warsaw, Poland by KWK Promes

March 11th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: KWK Promes arch. Robert Konieczny

The clients’ top priority was to gain the feeling of maximum security in their future house, which determined the building’s outlook and performance. The house took the form of a cuboid in which parts of the exterior walls are movable. When the house opens up to the garden, eastern and western side walls move towards the exterior fence creating a courtyard. After crossing the gate one has to wait in this safety zone before being let inside the house. In the same time, there is no risk of children escaping to the street area in an uncontrolled way while playing in the garden.

Front View of Safe House

  • Architect: KWK Promes arch. Robert Konieczny
  • Name of Project: Safe House
  • Location: Warsaw, Poland
  • Collaboration: Marcin Jojko, Łukasz Zadrzyński
  • Interior Design: Magdalena Radałowicz – Zadrzyńska
  • Site Area: 2500 m2
  • Usable Floor Area: 567m2
  • Volume: 1719m3
  • Design: 2004-2005
  • Construction: 2005-2009

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Ravensbourne College in London, UK by Foreign Office Architects

March 11th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

The new building for Ravensbourne, a university sector college innovating in digital media and design, is located on the South-Eastern edge of The O2 building at Greenwich Peninsula.  By moving to this extraordinary location, the college aims to deliver education to meet the shifting demands of 21st century learners who expect access to resources and support on demand, and whose needs differ greatly on account of a variety of social and economic factors. In line with these requirements, the new college building simulates the environment and working practices of creative professionals, providing the best in technology and mobile computing in an environment which enables a variety of learning styles.

Ravensbourne College - Photo by Ben Luxmoore

A Forest For a Moon Dazzler in Playa Avellanas, Guanacaste, Costa Rica by Benjamin Garcia Saxe Architect

March 11th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

The house was self built. The wood for the terraces and closet and kitchen walls was cut from trees on site; hence every piece is different from the next.

The Bamboo was cut from a family farm during full moon, then submerged in Diesel in order to cure it and dried under shade. Later it was cut into 15cm pieces and finished in maritime varnish.

The House

  • Architect: Benjamin Garcia Saxe
  • Site: Playa Avellanas, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
  • Type Of Project: Residential (Coastal)
  • Total area: 100m2 of which 48m2 are terrace
  • Total cost: 40,000USD
  • Year of contest: N/A
  • Year of project: Jan 2010 (completion)
  • Year of construction: Built between 2008-2009
  • Client: Helen Saxe Fernandez 
  • Collaborators: none
  • Structural engineering: Benjamin Garcia Saxe
  • Installations engineering: Benjamin Garcia Saxe
  • Acoustic engineering: none
  • Lighting: none
  • Quantity surveyor: none
  • Contractor: Self Build
  • Photography: Benjamin Garcia Saxe, Andres Garcia Lachner, and Isabel Amador
  • Software: hand drawings, plans in Autocad, 3D in Vectorworks and  Sketchup
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CDM, 26 Houses in Manta, Ecuador by Cheungvogl Architect

March 11th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

CDM is a residential development overlooking the Pacific Ocean on the coastline of Manta, Ecuador. The design enhances the existing waterfront by creating a modern living community. The project consists of 26 + 2 houses with a private rooftop swimming pool in a common lounge area.

26 Houses

Dongdaemun Design Park and Plaza, Seoul, Korea by Zaha Hadid Architects

March 10th, 2011 by Sanjay Gangal

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The 85,000 square metre Dongdaemun Design Plaza establishes a learning resource for designers and members of the public with a design museum, library and educational facilities, whilst the 30,000 square metre Park creates a green oasis within the dense urban surroundings of Dongdaemun, Seoul. The form of the Dongdaemun Design Plaza and Park revolves around the ancient city wall, which forms the central element of the composition, creating a continuous landscape that physically links the park and plaza together. The fl uid language of the design, by inference and analogy, acts as a catalyst by promoting fl uid thinking and interaction across all the design disciplines, whilst also encouraging the greatest degree of interaction between the activities of the Plaza and the public.

Dongdaemun Design Park & Plaza - (c) ZHA

  • PROGRAM: Park and Design Complex for Central Seoul
  • ARCHITECT: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Design Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Leader: Eddie Can
  • Porject Manager: Craig Kiner
  • Project Team: Kaloyan Erevinov, Martin Self, Hooman Talebi, Carlos S. Martinez,
  • Camiel Weijenberg, Florian Goscheff, Maaike Hawinkels, Aditya Chandra,
  • Andy Chang, Arianna Russo, Ayat Fadaifard, Josias Hamid, Shuojiong
  • Zhang, Natalie Koerner, Jae Yoon Lee
  • Competition Team: Kaloyan Erevinov, Paloma Gormley, Hee Seung Lee, Kelly Lee
  • Andres Madrid, Deniz Manisali, Kevin McClellan, Claus Voigtmann,
  • Maurits Fennis
  • CONSULTANTS: Structural Engineer: ARUP
  • Services Engineer: ARUP
  • Lighting Consultant: ARUP
  • Acoustics Consultant: ARUP
  • Landscape Architect: Gross Max
  • Facade Consultant: Group 5F
  • Geometry Consultant: Evolute
  • Quantity Surveyor: Davis Langdon & Everest
  • SIZE / AREA: Building 85,000 m2
  • Site 65,000 m2
  • Park 30,000 m2
  • Year: 2007 – 2013

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Two houses in Bratovici, Istria, Croatia by Arhitektri

March 10th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

While working on this project the main question that was raised was how to integrate a contemporary facility into the existing ambient of a small Istrian town, how to incorporate something modern into the existing area, which in itself entails a string of details and functions that considerably vary from the rural image of surrounding households, all the while striving to keep the balance with the community in general.

Two Houses

  • Architect: Arhitektri
  • Name of Project: Two houses
  • Location: Bratovici, Istria, Croatia
  • Author: Arhitektri
  • Project team: Rujana Bergam Markovic, Boska Bahtijarevic, Aleksandar Markovic
  • Contractor: SAB d.o.o.
  • Project: 2007-2008
  • Construction: 2009-2010
  • Site area: 2.179m2
  • Gross floor area: 384m2
  • Photographs: Miljenko Bernfest, Aleksandar Markovic

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Jewish Memorial in Frankfurt, Germany by AquiliAlberg

March 10th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

“In history there were two basic visions of time, one was cyclical, another linear. Most recent was the linear: darting or plodding forward while dismantling the bridges once crossed. There’s no way back, you can’t return, you can’t reverse. Certainly ours is not cyclical time – nothing repeats now exactly as the last time: ‘last year’ means now ‘outdated’, and ‘the way things were done’ is the way they should be done no more… People who are at the forefront of organizational progress are certainly afraid of sticking to experience and tradition. None of the two models fit liquid modernity. Time is no longer cyclical, but not linear either because events and actions succeed each other randomly rather than in a straight line, and seem to change direction on their way… Living though the moment, one point in time, you can not be sure to what configuration you will eventually belong when scrutinized retrospectively.

Aerial View

  • Architect: AquiliAlberg
  • Project: Jewish Memorial in Frankfurt
  • Location: Frankfurt am Main – Germany
  • Client: Stadtplanungsamt Frankfurt am Main
  • Phase: First phase competition
  • Site area: 16500 sqm
  • Year: 2009 – 2010
  • Design team: Ergian Alberg, Laura Aquili, Alessio Pucci, Christian Ronchi

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