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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.

University Campus in Segovia, Spain by Linazasoro&Sánchez Arquitectura

 
June 21st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Linazasoro&Sánchez Arquitectura

The Campus of Segovia is placed on a large plot in the suburbs of this historical city. It is a site defined by the lack of public spaces. This project intends to create an important cultural pole. Therefore, it stands surrounding a big covered square which will be used not only by students and teachers, but also by the neighbours of the area.

Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzmán

Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzmán

  • Architects: Linazasoro&Sánchez Arquitectura
  • Project: University Campus
  • Location: Plaza Alto de los Leones s/n, Segovia,
  • Photography: Miguel de Guzmán
  • Client: UVA (University of Valladolid) Junta de Castilla y León
  • Collaborators: Hugo Sebastián de Erice Navarrete, Sergi Artola Dols, Rafael Rodríguez Merino
  • Cost: 13.249.903,04 euros
  • Surface: 18.500 m2
  • Dates:
    • Competition: March 2005
    • Project: November 2007
    • Begin of work: March 2009
    • End of work: January 2012

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Micro Apartments – Rooms by the Sea in Kwai Chung, Hong Kong by Bean Buro

 
June 21st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Bean Buro

Bean Buro has poetically created a series of 240sqft (22.2sqm) micro apartments in Kwai Chung Hong Kong as part of a residential development roll out.

Inspired by the surrealist painter Edward Hopper, the effect is a transitory space that simultaneously reflects the external dynamic lifestyles of Hong Kong urban dwellers while creating a calm internal environment. The aim was to create a space for one to reflect inner life and feelings by being able to personalise the space with sentimental person objects. Similar to Hopper’s famous painting Rooms by the Sea, Bean Buro’s canvas paintings depicts natural sunlight captured and the internal space is more an evocative metaphor of silence and solitude than the transcription of an actual scene.

Image Courtesy © Bean Buro

Image Courtesy © Bean Buro

  • Architects: Bean Buro
  • Project: Micro Apartments – Rooms by the Sea
  • Location:  Kwai Chung, Hong Kong

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The Solar Energetic Pavilion by jantzen studio

 
June 21st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: jantzen studio

The Solar Energetic Pavilion is a proposal for a large public art sculpture made of steel tubes, and fifteen large solar cell arrays in the shape of four-foot diameter disks. The eight foot three and a half inch diameter steel tubes are all bent into six-foot radius curves, and connected together to form the main body of the sculpture. Each of the curved sections of tubing are placed together end to end and rotated to various degrees relative to one another, before they are fixed into longer curved sections. These long sections are then attached with bolts at their intersections, in order to form the abstract curvaceous shape of the pavilion. Fifteen of the long curved sections of tubes are terminated into a vertical position above the rest of the structure, where the solar arrays are mounted. Each of the fifteen solar arrays are also connected at their bases to sun tracking motors so the disk shaped solar cells can follow the sun throughout the day. The electricity generated from the sun through the solar cell arrays is used to light the pavilion at night, with the excess electricity used by the community in which the structure is installed. The conceptual design of the Solar Energetic Pavilion originates from a symbolic visualization of energy patterns associated with the conversion of light energy into electrical energy. It also refers to a large plant with leaves that convert sunlight for use by the plant through the process of photosynthesis.

Image Courtesy © jantzen studio

Image Courtesy © jantzen studio

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The Crossing in Auckland, New Zealand by Studio2 Architects

 
June 21st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Studio2 Architects

The Crossing is a private home built on the original cattle tablelands overlooking Pakiri Beach.

The house fuses together a limited material palette of concrete, blue steel, and oiled cedar into a bold and incredibly dynamic space, allowing the owner (a professional writer) genuine flexibility to entertain, while acknowledging the need for the relative solitude of a working studio space.

Image Courtesy © Simon Devitt

Image Courtesy © Simon Devitt

  • Architects: Studio2 Architects
  • Project: The Crossing
  • Location: Pakiri, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Photography: Simon Devitt
  • Project team: Paul Clarke, Brett Gerrard
  • Floor Area:

    • Ground: 130.40 m2
    • Mezzanine: 17.30 m2
  • Completion date: 2014

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On the Loing Overpass in France by DVVD Architectes

 
June 21st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Kyubes Agency

Designed by the DVVD architecture, design and engineering agency, the overpass on the Loing links the municipalities of Saint-Mammès and Veneux-les-Sablons, in the department of Seine-et-Marne. More than just a connecting structure, this is a sculptural work which banks upon simplicity and elegance in design to enhance an equally remarkable site.

Image Courtesy © DVVD

Image Courtesy © DVVD

  • Architects: DVVD Architectes
  • Project: On the Loing Overpass
  • Location: Moret-sur-Loing (Seine-et-Marne), France
  • Photography: D.Rousselot
  • Contracting authority: Inter-municipal Syndicate of Boundary Developers
  • Architecture, engineering, design: DVVD – Paula Castro, Céline Cerisier, Vincent Dominguez, Toma Dryjski, Bertrand Potel, Louis Ratajczak, Daniel Vaniche
  • Project manager: Carlota Guillen
  • Contractors: Segex (gros-oeuvre), Viry (charpente métallique)
  • Budget : 2 600 000 euros ex. tax
  • Span: 76 metres
  • Lenght: 67 metres
  • Width: 5 metres
  • Competition: 2010
  • Construction: 2014-2015
  • Delivery: June 2015

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Cabinets of Curiosities in Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong by Bean Buro

 
June 21st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Bean Buro

Bean Buro has gutted the internal walls of the three bedrooms apartment of approximately 2,000sqft to transform a dark corridor layout into a light filled open space. The project is located in Cape Mansions Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong.

Image Courtesy © Bean Buro

Image Courtesy © Bean Buro

  • Architects: Bean Buro
  • Project: Cabinets of Curiosities
  • Location: Cape Mansions, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong

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Sainte-Anne Academy, the school of tomorrow in Dorval, Canada by Taktik design

 
June 21st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: v2com

Designing an elementary school of tomorrow in a 120,000 square-foot heritage building built in 1896—that’s the challenge that Sainte-Anne Academy gave Taktik Design. From room layout to furniture design to communications, this innovative project was undertaken by Taktik Design’s industrial, interior and graphic designers. After the team proposed the initial solutions, they were given carte blanche to create an efficient environment that accommodates the latest teaching standards. The fun-filled environment at the Academy was designed with kids in mind; the space is less of an interpretation of their imaginations and more of a blank canvas for their creativity.

Library, Image Courtesy © Maxime Brouillet

Library, Image Courtesy © Maxime Brouillet

  • Architects: Taktik design
  • Project: Sainte-Anne Academy, the school of tomorrow
  • Location: Dorval, Canada
  • Photography: Maxime Brouillet, Alexis Lavoie

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Grand Trunk Revival in Montréal, Canada by Mark+Vivi

 
June 21st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: v2com

The Grand Trunk is MARK + VIVI`s latest project located in the transitioning neighbourhood of Pointe-Saint-Charles, Quebec. Nestled steps from Montreal’s Lachine Canal, the newly renovated 1,100 square foot row house currently serves as residence and design studio for designers Mark Fekete and Viviana de Loera. Originally built in 1880, the building’s exposed structure supports a whimsical integration of traditional industrial materials with clever and efficient design.

Front façade, Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

Front façade, Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

  • Architects: Mark+Vivi
  • Project: Grand Trunk Revival
  • Location: Montréal, Canada
  • Photography: Adrien Williams

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Latteria Sociale Valtellina cooperative dairy in Sondrio, Italy by Nemo Monti

 
June 18th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Nemo Monti

Piuarch won the invited competition to build the new Latteria Sociale Valtellina.

The competition, called by the Latteria Sociale Valtellina S.C.A. cooperative dairy, was aimed at renovating the old building, adding a new space to incorporate a sales outlet, restaurant, conference room and a small museum.

Image Courtesy © Nemo Monti

Image Courtesy © Nemo Monti

  • Architects: Nemo Monti
  • Project: Latteria Sociale Valtellina cooperative dairy
  • Location: Sondrio, Italy

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Dezanove House in A Pobra do Caramiñal, Spain by iñaki leite

 
June 18th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: iñaki leite

The architect’s inspiration came from the reclaimed eucalyptus wood of the “bateas”. These are the mussel production platforms that you see in the estuary and that constitute one of the most important local industry in “Ria da Arousa”, Spain. Eucalyptus wood is used in these platforms, and there are great extensions of this tree in the region.

Image Courtesy © iñaki leite

Image Courtesy © iñaki leite

  • Architects: iñaki leite
  • Project: Dezanove House
  • Location: A Pobra do Caramiñal, Spain

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