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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.

Galilée in Toulouse, France by Studio Bellecour Architects

 
March 16th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Studio Bellecour Architects

Galilée is one of the debut projects realized in the UDZ (Urban Development Zone) Andromède, in Blagnac, near Toulouse in France. The particular urban details of this UDZ in Blagnac provided a unique climate for the development of a quality architectural project. The aesthetic of Galilée results from a combination of an interpretation of these urban rules, the immediate aeronautical context, and from the environmental requirements given in the specifications of the UDZ.

Image Courtesy Nicolas BOREL

  • Architects: Studio Bellecour Architects
  • Project: Galilée
  • Location: UDZ Andromède, Blagnac – TOULOUSE, France
  • Client: Altarea COGEDIM
  • Owner: Crédit Suisse
  • Project manager: STUDIO BELLECOUR, SAS d’architecture
  • Architect Design: Wilfrid Bellecour
  • Team: Vincent Ballion, Julien Franco, Brice Kester, Damien Lamy, Sinda Tobni
  • Execution project management: BEFS

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Light stage house in Hiroshima, Japan by Future Studio

 
March 16th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Future Studio

The concept of this house, “sunlight stage” is a proposal of the way of taking sunlight on the site where the condition of sunlight is severe. The taking point of sunlight is set to a high position of the north side of the house, and all plans arise there. It becomes the plan of the curved surface because running on of the sun is analyzed, and the angle of incidence is calculated, and brightness is brought to the residence space by the reflection of sunlight.

Light stage (Image Courtesy Toshiyuki Yano)

  • Architects: Future Studio
  • Project: Light stage house
  • Location: Hiroshima, Japan
  • Architect Design: Bunzo Ogawa
  • Use: Private house
  • Building area :  52.14sqm

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Open house in Hollywood Hills, California by XTEN Architecture

 
March 16th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: XTEN Architecture

The Openhouse is embedded into a narrow and sharply sloping property in the Hollywood Hills, a challenging site that led to the creation of a house that is both integrated into the landscape and open to the city below. Retaining walls are configured to extend the first floor living level into the hillside and to create a garden terrace for the second level. Steel beams set into the retaining walls perpendicular to the hillside are cantilevered off structural shear walls at the front of the site. Lateral steel clear spans fifty feet between these beams creating a double cantilever at the leading edge of the house and allowing for uninterrupted views over Los Angeles. Front, side and rear elevations of the house slide open to erase all boundaries between indoors and out and connect the spaces to gardens on both levels.

Image Courtesy Art Gray

  • Architects: XTEN Architecture
  • Project: Open house
  • Location: Hollywood Hills (Los Angeles), California
  • Principals: Monika Haefelfinger & Austin Kelly, AIA, LEED AP
  • Contractor: Peddicord Construction
  • Project Completion Date: 2007
  • Total Area: 5,500 sq ft (Interior Floor Area); 7,500 sq ft (Exterior Floor Area)
  • Photo Credits: Art Gray Photography

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L-Shaped House in Belgium by Cocoon Architecten

 
March 16th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Cocoon Architecten

This house for a small family is located in a residential area in Belgium.  In this first stage, the client asked for a small house with a high level of detail.  After some time, the house will be enlarged by adding some additional volumes to accommodate their future needs. Because of the shape and location of the land, three important points were to be considered when designing the house.

L-Shaped House

  • Architects: Cocoon Architecten
  • Project: L-Shaped House
  • Location: Belgium
  • Software used: Generally using Autodesk Autocad 2012 and Revit 2012, combined with 3DStudio Design 2012 and Sketchup in the office. For this project Autocad seemed the best choice due to the small size of the project and difficulty of the details.  In Revit it would have been much more time consuming.

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Nile Tower in Cairo, Egypt by Zaha Hadid Architects

 
March 16th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

A gracious volume set alongside the Nile – a striking addition to the city skyline – this elegant 70-storey structure seems to rotate, to lean across the water on its west side – this sense of movement further enhanced by strong diagonals and the continuous glass plaza at its foot.

Nile Tower

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: Nile Tower
  • Location: Cairo, Egypt
  • Area: 120,000m2
  • Residential: 60,000m²
  • Hotel: 35,000m²
  • Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Architect: Joris Pauwels
  • Project Team: Feng Xu, Paulo Flores, Sharifah Alshalfan, Tariq Khayyat

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The Neopharm Office Building in Petah Tikva, Israel by Yoram Shilo and Yael Benaroya

 
March 15th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Yoram Shilo and Yael Benaroya

Client:
The Neopharm Group was established in 1941 and dealt in providing integrated solutions for the medical field – production, marketing and commerce in pharmaceuticals and medical equipment, parallel to a specialization in cleaning soil and water by means of advanced biological technologies.

Architects: Yoram Shilo and Yael Benaroya, established their joint firm in Tel Aviv seven years ago. Both of them are graduates of architecture schools in New York – Benaroya of Cooper Union and Shilo of Columbia.

Image Courtesy Friederike Von Rauch

  • Architects: Yoram Shilo and Yael Benaroya
  • Project: The Neopharm Office Building
  • Location: Petah Tikva, Israel
  • Completion date: 2010
  • Construction: Niv Handasa
  • Construction Engineer: Vera Neustein
  • Interior Design: Shilo Benaroya architecture office

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Cancer Care Center in Naestved, Denmark by WE Architecture

 
March 15th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: WE Architecture

The new Cancer Care Center in Naestved is located in close proximity to the regional Hospital. The purpose of the center is helping anyone affected by cancer through professional help in exceptional buildings specifically designed for this.

Cancer Care Center

  • Architects: WE Architecture
  • Project: Oasis
  • Location: Naestved, Denmark
  • Assignment: Invited competition
  • Type: Cancer Caring Centre
  • Client: Kræftens bekæmpelse & Realdania
  • Year: 2012
  • Team: Marc Jay, Julie Schmidt-Nielsen, Nora Fossum, Rasmus Røgen, Justin Cua, Karen Shiue, Kristian Hindsberg, Lasma Grigone&Casper Berntsen
  • Software used: Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Rhino, V-ray, 3ds max, AutoCad 2012

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Refurbishment of an old Marketplace in Alcaniz, Spain by Miquel mariné+césar rueda boné

 
March 15th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Miquel mariné+césar rueda boné

The old marketplace of Alcañiz has not been home to a market for some years, but now it has once again become a part of the town square, an area for socializing, passing time, and education. The enormous space inside the building has been reconnected to its environment via the introduction of a newly built element. Independent of the existing structure, it is an exercise of occupation strategic, respectful and reversible. Its two levels are enclosed within a homogenous and continuous skin.

Image Courtesy José Hevia

  • Architects: Miquel mariné + césar rueda boné
  • Project: Refurbishment of an old Marketplace
  • Location: Plaza del Mercado, Alcaniz, Spain
  • Collaborators: Eduard González Mataró y Cristina MoretaBurch, architects
  • Photographs: José Hevia

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“Hot Paper” restaurant & modern food in Tczew, Poland by Wamhouse

 
March 15th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Wamhouse

The restaurant design included not only interiors, but also the name of the restaurant, logo and elevation, that is comprehensive image setting. The leading element is a newspaper motif, which appears both in the restaurant name and in the interior itself – in the form of a wallpaper as well as “torn” walls and furniture.  The guests of the restaurant were supposed to be surprised with the name thereof, not knowing what to expect – hot news or meals from a hot newspaper.

Image Courtesy Mariusz Warsinski

  • Architects: Wamhouse
  • Project: “Hot Paper” restaurant & modern food
  • Location: Tczew, Poland
  • Realization: February 2012
  • Author: Karina Wiciak  (Wamhouse)
  • Photographer: Mariusz Warsinski (Wamhouse)

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Gdańsk Historic Heritage Center in Poland by Mariusz Piesik & Kuba Szymański

 
March 15th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Mariusz Piesik & Kuba Szymański

Gdańsk Historic Heritage Center is designed to be a multifunctional building and a part of targ sienny / targ rakowy complex – a new project in the very center of Gdańsk. The buildings’ main purpose is to host an exhibition of a large scale model of a pre-World War II center of the city and mark the starting point of tourist excursions around it’s streets. The design of GHHC was to be chosen in a contest for architecture students.

Gdańsk Historic Heritage Center

  • Architects: Mariusz Piesik & Kuba Szymański
  • Project: Gdańsk Historic Heritage Center
  • Location: Gdańsk, Poland
  • Software used: AutoCad, 3DsMax, V-ray.

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