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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.

Jordan Dead Sea Development Zone Master Plan by Sasaki Associates, Inc.

 
February 2nd, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Sasaki Associates, Inc.

In order to capitalize on its cultural and political assets, the Government of Jordan has established a series of six Development Zones in which directed efforts are being made to increase foreign and domestic investment. The Dead Sea Development Zone encompasses 40 square kilometers of coastal land along the lowest body of water on earth.

Image Courtesy Sasaki Associates, Inc.

  • Architects: Sasaki Associates, Inc.
  • Project: Jordan Dead Sea  Development Zone Master Plan
  • Location: Amman, Jordan
  • Owner: Jordan Development Zones Commission
  • Collaboration: Buro Happold; Sigma Consulting; Tetra Tech
  • Photography: Sasaki Associates, Inc.

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The Wright at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City by Andre Kikoski Architect, PLLC

 
February 1st, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Andre Kikoski Architect, PLLC

It was both an incredible honor and an exhilarating challenge to create The Wright, the new restaurant at the Guggenheim Museum — which is the first addition to the building’s iconic interior. We sought to create a contemporary response to complement the building with an extremely modest budget and 1,600 square feet in which to work.

Images Courtesy Peter Aaron

  • Architect: Andre Kikoski Architect, PLLC
  • Name of Project: The Wright at the Guggenheim Museum
  • Location: New York City
  • Owner: Restaurant Associates
  • Engineer: HHF Design Consulting, Ltd.
  • General Contractor: James G. Kennedy & Co., Inc.
  • Lighting: Tillotson Design Associates
  • Photo Credit: © Peter Aaron
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology & the Ancient World in Providence, Rhode Island by Anmahian Winton Architects

 
February 1st, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Anmahian Winton Architects

The Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World completely reinvents Rhode Island Hall, a historic Greek Revival building at the center of the Brown University campus. It is an endowed institute, serving the Brown community with teaching, research, fieldwork, and classroom studies for both graduates and undergraduates.

Image Courtesy Peter Vanderwarker

  • Architects: Anmahian Winton Architects
  • Project: Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology & the Ancient World
  • Location: Providence, Rhode Island
  • Owner: Brown University
  • Engineer: RDK Engineers; Richmond So Engineering; GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc.
  • General Contractor: Shawmut Design & Construction
  • Landscape: Hines Wasser & Associates
  • Lighting: LAM Partners, Inc.
  • Photography: Peter Vanderwarker
  • Software used: Vectorworks and FormZ

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Reinventing the Crescent: Riverfront Development Plan in New Orleans, Louisiana by Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

 
February 1st, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

New Orleans has long been dependent on its majestic river. The banks of the Mississippi River have served many purposes throughout the city’s history and are now poised to play a crucial new role. The city’s economy has suffered the slow loss of maritime activity due to port consolidation and sudden, comprehensive loss of civic stability due to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Aerial View (Images Courtesy Eskew+Dumez+Ripple)

  • Architect: Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
  • Name of Project: Reinventing the Crescent: Riverfront Development Plan
  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Owner: The New Orleans Building Corporation
  • Photo Credit: © Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

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David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center in New York City by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects

 
February 1st, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects

Harmony atrium, a privately owned public space, was a defacto homeless shelter and small rock-climbing business. Lincoln Center sponsored the space with the true intention of creating a place for the public.

Image Courtesy Nic Lehoux

  • Architects: Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects
  • Project: David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
  • Location: New York City
  • Owner: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
  • Consultant: Acoustic Dimensions; Axis Group Limited; Dan Euser Waterarchitecture Inc; Fisher Dachs Associates; Pentagram Design, Inc.; Steven Winter Associate, Inc.; Vertical Garden Technology
  • Engineer: ARUP
  • General Contractor: RCDolner Construction LLC
  • Lighting: Fisher Marantz Stone
  • Photography: Nic Lehoux, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects

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Memory Temple in Los Angeles, California by Patrick Tighe Architecture

 
February 1st, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Patrick Tighe Architecture

Memory Temple is an experience at the convergence of sound, material, light, form, and technology. The installation is accompanied by a site-specific composition by a world-renowned composer. The sound-scape is integral to the experience and used to explore the spatialization of sound within the physical boundaries of the gallery.

Images Courtesy Art Gray Photography

  • Architect: Patrick Tighe Architecture
  • Name of Project: Memory Temple
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Photo Credit: © Art Gray Photography

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Children’s Institute in Los Angeles, California by Koning Eizenberg Architecture

 
February 1st, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Koning Eizenberg Architecture

The adaptive reuse of three industrial buildings created the headquarters for a non-profit organization that assists children and families exposed to violence.

Image Courtesy Eric Staudenmaier

  • Architects: Koning Eizenberg Architecture
  • Project: Children’s Institute
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Owner: Children’s Institute, Inc.
  • Engineers: John A. Martin & Associates, Inc.; KPFF Consulting Engineers; Alliance Engineering Group, Inc.; Unison Electric
  • Environmental Graphics: Newsom Design
  • General Contractor: Swinerton
  • Lighting: Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design
  • Photography: Eric Staudenmaier

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Sandridge Energy Commons in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma by Rogers Marvel Architects

 
February 1st, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Rogers Marvel Architects

SandRidge Energy, a rapidly growing natural gas and oil company, relocated from the outskirts of Oklahoma City into an abandoned area of the downtown core. The master plan for this new headquarters spans multiple buildings, and multiple city blocks, where architecture and landscape architecture weave to balance company needs and civic engagement.

Rendering (Images Courtesy Dbox, Raddi Inc. and Rogers Marvel Architects)
  • Architect: Rogers Marvel Architects
  • Name of Project: Sandridge Energy Commons
  • Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Owner: SandRidge Energy
  • Construction Management: Lingo Construction Services
  • Engineer: ARUP; Frankfurt Short Bruza Associates
  • Landscape Architect: Hoerr Schaudt
  • Lighting Design: Microclimate and Daylighting Studies; Renfro Design Group
  • Photo Credit: © Dbox, © Raddi Inc. and © Rogers Marvel Architects

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Integral House in Toronto, Canada by Shim-Sutcliffe Architects

 
February 1st, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Shim-Sutcliffe Architects

The Integral House creates a place for architecture, music, and performance located at the threshold between Toronto’s urban fabric and its extensive natural ravine system. In the project’s program brief, our client clearly articulated his dual passion for mathematics and music and his interest in curvilinear shapes resulting in spatially complex volumes.

Image Courtesy James Dow

  • Architects: Shim-Sutcliffe Architects
  • Project: Integral House
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Acoustical: Swallow Consultants
  • Engineer: Blackwell Bowick Partnership; DT Prohaska Engineering Dynamic Designs and Engineering Inc.; Toews Engineering
  • Fountain Consultant: Waterarchitecture Inc.
  • General Contractor: Eisner Murray Custom Builders
  • Interior Design: Decisive Moment
  • Landscape Architect: NAK Design Group
  • Lighting Design: Suzanne Powadiuk Design Inc.
  • Photography: Ed Burtynsky, James Dow, Bob Gundu
  • Software used: The design was developed though hand drafting and physical model building techniques.  The working drawings for construction were further developed using AutoCAD, along with some additional hand drafting.    Some of the custom hardware pieces – such as the  door handles and glass clips for the blue glass stair were developed using Rhinoceros NURBS modeling. The design process was iterative – typically it would start with a hand sketch, or a physical model, which would then be further developed using AutoCAD, and / or Rhino, depending on the item.

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HyundaiCard Air Lounge in Incheon, South Korea by Gensler

 
February 1st, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Gensler

Located at Incheon Airport in Korea, this 250 sm project seeks to create an exclusive environment to offer unique travel assistance for HyundaiCard Black members. As a counterpoint to the surrounding visual noise and frenzied airport activity, the proposed parti is deceptively simple, with functions arranged in a freestanding “black box”.

Image Courtesy Ryan Gobuty

  • Architects: Gensler
  • Project: HyundaiCard Air Lounge
  • Location: Incheon, South Korea
  • Owner: HyundaiCard Company
  • Consultant: Laschober + Sovitch
  • Engineer: Kesson International
  • Lighting: Kaplan Gehring McCarroll
  • Photography: Ryan Gobuty

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