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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.

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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Sonora Grill Miyana in Polanco, Mexico City by PASQUINEL Studio

 
March 3rd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: PASQUINEL Studio

This restaurant it’s located in a new commercial center: Miyana, on Mexico City’s neighborhood, Polanco.

The main idea for the design was to create a relaxed atmosphere through warm materials and different spatial planes that generate a dynamic perception of the place. The restaurant is set on one level, but there is a mezzanine for services and a private area. It is integrated by a terrace on the commercial track, a non-smoking lounge with its terrace, and a terrace for smokers.

Image Courtesy © PASQUINEL Studio

  • Architects: PASQUINEL Studio
  • Project: Sonora Grill Miyana
  • Location: Polanco, Mexico City

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Pearl Marzouq Complex in Ras, Kuwait by PAD10 Architects

 
March 3rd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: PAD10 Architects

Of resemblance to the social housing typology, Pearl-Marzouq complex, ‘Lou’lou’at Al-Marzouq’, embodied the complete opposite; a private housing for the affluent. Built in the early 70’s on al-Ras, a peninsula-like landform; with remoteness from the city center, al-Deira, yet at a distance close enough to be gazed at. With its red roof tiles and warm sandstone walls, the building infused a Mediterranean feel to the Arabian Gulf. For white collar expats partaking in the spur of Kuwait’s economy, it was home away from home. Similarly, it was convincing for well-to-do locals to substitute the privacy of their single residences, seeking a new ‘urbanized’ experience, by claiming their prime villa-like duplexes and penthouses with an elevated vantage point back to the city and its sea. The excitement inherent to this dense typology, was further amplified by subverting the building law to equate the number of floors to skip-stop elevator corridors. Connecting midway to duplex apartments, the area (sqm) was almost doubled, as the building height from its surrounding.

Image Courtesy © Sylvette Blaimont

  • Architects: PAD10 Architects
  • Project: Pearl Marzouq Complex
  • Location: Ras, Kuwait
  • Photography: Sylvette Blaimont
  • Client: Aqarat Real Estate Co.
  • Lead Architect / Designer: Naji Moujaes
  • Team: Johnny Salman, Peter Cleven, Mohammad Nizamuddin, Rohan Almeida, Raymund Yadao, Alia Azzeh, Aline Bablanian, Kholoud Salman, Yousef Nizami, Adiba Farhan
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 40,000sqm
  • Completion Year: 2016

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Green Belt Center Windhaag in Austria by TWO IN A BOX – ARCHITEKTEN

 
March 3rd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: TWO IN A BOX – ARCHITEKTEN

In May 2015 the visitor information center for the European Green Belt opened. Over an area of more than 1000 square meters in the premises in Windhaag near Freistadt, Upper Austria, the scientifically well founded exhibitions cover most impressively everything from nature and history to the future of the region. Concurrently, the Green Belt Center serves as information center, travel agency with offers for tourists but also as venue and sales shop with regional products. The forest house is about to become an integral part of the tourism in the region Mühlviertel and Danube‐ Moldau.

Image Courtesy © Kurt Hoerbst

  • Architects: TWO IN A BOX – ARCHITEKTEN
  • Project: Green Belt Center Windhaag
  • Location: Windhaag bei Freistadt, 4263, Austria
  • Photography: Kurt Hoerbst
  • Client: Naturraum Grünes Band GmbH
  • Structual Analysis: Wernly+Wischenbart+Partner, Linz
  • Floor Area: 542,36 m2
  • Cubage: 1.859,22 m3
  • Start of Planning: 2013
  • Start of Construction: Mai 2014
  • Completion: April 2015

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Cafe De Ebeling in Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Framework Studio

 
March 3rd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Framework Studio

De Ebeling is one of the most famous 90s cafes in Amsterdam. The design is based on the style of a French café combined with New York-style exposed brick. While the setting may be industrial, the ambience is still intimate.

Image Courtesy © Peter Tijhuis

  • Architects: Framework Studio
  • Project: Cafe De Ebeling
  • Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Peter Tijhuis
  • Client: De Ebeling
  • Year: 2013

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Tel Aviv University Lorry Lokey Management Building in Israel by Gottesman – Szmelcman Architecture

 
March 3rd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Gottesman – Szmelcman Architecture 

Located on the 200-acre Tel Aviv University campus, the choice of location for the new Lorry Lokey building  was driven by the need to be near the existing Recanati building but it offers the opportunity to influence and address several issues that may contribute to the enrichment and urban coherence of the campus. Sufficiently high to enjoy both the western vista and Mediterranean sea breeze, Gottesman-Szmelcman Architecture chose to split the building into two interconnecting elements. The proposed scheme offers the architects an opportunity to better insulate functions and accommodate a phased construction if need be. Gottesman-Szmelcman Architecture discovered that the splitting the building will enable both a lower and higher entrance and encourage the linking of the adjoining buildings through the respective levels and gardens.

Image Courtesy © Gottesman – Szmelcman Architecture

  • Architects: Gottesman – Szmelcman Architecture
  • Project: Tel Aviv University Lorry Lokey Management Building
  • Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Size: 5,300-sq-meter
  • Completion: ​2019​

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