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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.

Wind House in Jeju-do, Korea by Moon Hoon

 
March 5th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Moon Hoon 

Jeju island is a popular vacation island situated in the south of korean penninsular.

It can get very windy, and generally the weather is very whimsical.

The island is full of volcanic rocks in various sizes, comprising landscapes wonders to common walls demarcating ownerships. Many artists and commoners have been inspired by the beauty and versatility of the island. Recently flocks of koreans and foreign tourists are visiting the island by the thousands. The winter days are often cloudy with strong winds. And the landscape turns to gold and black by dying foliages and volcanic rocks.

Image Courtesy © NamGoong sun

  • Architects: Moon Hoon (MOONBALSSO)
  • Project: Wind House
  • Location: 3265-4, Hangyeongmyeon Jeojiri, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, Korea
  • Photography: NamGoong sun
  • Project team: Kim Sookhee, Jo Jeongho, Park Jeonguk
  • Structure: RC, S
  • Exterior finish: exposed concrete, steel plate
  • Interior finish: Paint
  • Structure engineering: Hanwoori, Dream Structure
  • Mechanical/Electric engineer: Chunghyo High Tech
  • Budget: 350 million KRW
  • Height: 8.3m
  • Site area: 644.6m²
  • Building area: 162.83m²
  • Gross floor area: 154.39m²
  • Design period: Mar . 2014 ~ Jun . 2014
  • Construction period: Jul . 2014 ~ Aug . 2015

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Trivago Global Campus in Düsseldorf, Germany by sop – slapa oberholz pszczulny I architekten

 
March 5th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: sop – slapa oberholz pszczulny I architekten

The new head offices for the world’s largest hotel search engine trivago is starting to take shape in Dusseldorf’s Media Harbour. In order to create a headquarters that could easily cater to an international team of over 60 nationalities, sop architekten designed a global campus to provide the best experience possible for some 2,000 employees.

Comprising two new structures and a large open space, the site lies exposed at the foot of Hafenbecken A (Dock A) on Kesselstrasse. The organically shaped buildings open invitingly to the water and perform a playful, yet balancing role at the intersection of numerous urban lines and edges.

Image Courtesy © formtool

  • Architects: sop – slapa oberholz pszczulny I architekten
  • Project: Trivago Global Campus
  • Location: Kesselstrasse, Dusseldorf Media Harbour, Germany
  • Photography: formtool
  • Developer: IMMOFINANZ
  • Team: Zbigniew Pszczulny, Wolfgang Marcour, Jascha Klusen, Eva Stach, Jana Beermann, Christian Litz, Ismail Tanriverdi, Frank Ostrowski u.a.
  • GFA: ca. 30,000 m² above ground
  • Work phase: 1-8
  • Completion: 2018

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New headquarters of EY in Milan, Italy by DEGW Italia

 
March 5th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: DEGW Italia 

EY is opening its new headquarters right in the heart of the old city centre of Milan, the first workplace of the future in Italy: a totally green, LEED-certified building with revolutionised spaces, cutting-edge technology and an innovative vision of how to work, designed by DEGW.

The new headquarters of EY, located right in the heart of old Milan city centre, has opened its doors as a totally green, renovated organism featuring revolutionised spaces, cutting-edge technology and an innovative vision of work. The project, by DEGW, Lombardini22 brand, has done so by redeveloping an entire block, “welding together” totally different structures built at different periods in time that seemed to be unsuitable for either the latest work methods or an innovative company like EY. The real challenge the project faced was to incorporate all the most highly developed modern-day work processes within the constraints imposed by history, turning every restriction into a fresh opportunity to enhance the space itself.

Image Courtesy © Dario Tettamanzi

  • Architects: DEGW Italia
  • Project: New headquarters of EY
  • Location: via Meravigli, 12/14, 20123 Milan, Italy
  • Photography: Dario Tettamanzi
  • Tenant: EY
  • Developer: Antirion SGR S.p.A. Fondo Global Comparto Core
  • Advisor: Colliers International S.p.A
  • Project Manager: IRE S.p.A.
  • LEED Consultant: R2M Solutions
  • EY Project Leader: Stefano Massimo Riva
  • Antirion Project Leader: Vincenzo Scerbo

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Peninsula Place in London, UK by Santiago Calatrava Architect and Engineer

 
March 5th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Caro Communications

Knight Dragon unveils a new £1billion landmark, designed by international architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava, at the heart of its transformation of Greenwich Peninsula.

This major new landmark is set to transform Greenwich Peninsula, London’s emerging cultural district. Residents and visitors to the Peninsula will arrive from the tube into an 80ft high winter garden and glass galleria. The scheme will total 1.4 million sq ft including a new tube and bus station, theatre, cinema and performance venue, bars, shops and a wellbeing hub. Above this will rise three towers of workspaces, apartments and hotels, all connected to the Thames by a stunning new land bridge.

Day, Image Courtesy © Uniform

  • Architects: Santiago Calatrava Architect and Engineer
  • Project: Peninsula Place
  • Location: London, UK
    Photography: Uniform
  • Executive Architect: Adamson Associates
  • Architect PP2: Allies and Morrison
  • Structural Engineer of record: Meinhardt
  • MEP Engineer: AECOM
  • Quantity Surveyor: Alinea
  • Hotel Architect: Reardon Smith
  • Hotel Advisors: Hamiltons

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Wadi penthouse in Beirut, Lebanon by platau | platform for architecture and urbanism

 
March 5th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: platau | platform for architecture and urbanism

The project is an interior refurbishment of a two floors penthouse for a family of four, located in Wadi Abu Jamil in Beirut Central District. The original arrangement of the penthouse presented a fragmented circulation between its two floors with poor spatial interaction, and a narrow main foyer.

The most significant spatial intervention was the introduction of a double height space at the center of the house, reorganizing around it the once fragmented realms of living areas, work areas, storage and bedrooms.

Image Courtesy © Wissam Chaaya

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Ventoseflat in Eindhoven, Netherlands by architecten|en|en

 
March 5th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: architecten|en|en

The Ventoseflat in the Dutch city of Eindhoven is a unique monument with an extraordinary history. Originally started as a cigar-factory it was transformed almost 100 years ago to a housing complex by the famous “Amsterdamse School” architect J.M. van der Mey.

Image Courtesy © architecten|en|en

  • Architects: architecten|en|en
  • Project: Ventoseflat
  • Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands

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“ao no ie” in Saikai, Japan by TETO Architects

 
March 5th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: TETO Architects

“ao no ie” means “the blue house” in Japanese. This one-story residence stands on a hill overlooking the blue sea located in Saikai, Japan. We designed the plan for enjoying beautiful marine scenery from every rooms. The blue scenery will provide household with beautifull sunlight and comfortable wind every seasons.

Image Courtesy © TETO Architects

  • Architects: TETO Architects
  • Project: “ao no ie”
  • Location: Saikai, Japan

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Waldeck in Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Framework Studio

 
March 5th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Framework Studio

Waldeck is a new bar in Amsterdam. Waldeck refers to the street on which is located. The Emmastraat is named after Queen Emma van Waldeck- Pyrmont.

The center of the design is the large bar located in the middle of the Cafe. The Bar defines the entire layout of the space. With its detailing and finishings it feels like the bar feels like a bar should feel. Sitting at the bar you have a perfect view over the Vondelpark and Konininneweg.

Image Courtesy © Peter Baas

  • Architects: Framework Studio
  • Project: Waldeck
  • Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Peter Baas
  • Year: 2016

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RIVERSPORT Rapids in Oklahoma City by Elliott + Associates Architects

 
March 3rd, 2017 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Elliott + Associates Architects

RIVERSPORT Rapids: 

A state-of-the-art facility, RIVERSPORT Rapids is one of only four in the world. It was designed by the same team that developed the U.K.’s Lee Valley White Water Centre for the 2012 London Olympics and is similar to North Carolina’s U.S. National Whitewater Center.

Geared for both family fun and elite athlete training, the 11-acre RIVERSPORT Rapids whitewater center was completed as part of MAPS 3, the one-cent sales tax initiative dedicated to metro area projects.

The Kayak Building form is an abstraction of a kayaker twisting in space, Image Courtesy © Scott McDonald (Gray City Studios)

  • Architects: Elliott + Associates Architects
  • Project: RIVERSPORT Rapids
  • Location: Oklahoma City, USA
  • Photography: Scott McDonald (Gray City Studios)
  • Client: City of Oklahoma City
  • Prime Project Leader: S2O Design and Engineering
  • Project Team: Rand Elliott, FAIA; Mike Mays, AIA; Cody Pistulka, AIA; Miho Kolliopolous, AIA
  • Cost: $45.2 M
  • Scope:

    • Main Building: 16,326 SF
    • Raft Storage Building: 2,041 SF
    • Kayak Storage Building: 1,348 SF
    • Rotary Point Pavilion: 1,387 SF
    • Site size: 11 acres
  • Completed: 2016

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5 King in Australia by Bates Smart

 
March 3rd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Bates Smart

5 King is a high performance commercial building and the tallest engineered timber building in Australia. The 52 metre* high tower in the Brisbane Showgrounds development will also hold the title for the largest gross floor area (GFA) for an engineered timber office building worldwide. Designed by Bates Smart for Lendlease, 5 King is at the leading edge of contemporary workplace thinking.

Image Courtesy © Bates Smart

  • Architects: Bates Smart (Jane Foley)
  • Project: 5 King
  • Location: Australia

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