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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.

Private house in Challex, France by Zoomfactor Architectes

 
March 21st, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Zoomfactor Architectes

The plot for the house is located in Challex, in a low-density residential zone at the franco-swiss border.

The house fades into the landscape by being dug into the slope and the vegetalization of the roof.

Image Courtesy © Lotfi Dakhli

  • Architects: Zoomfactor Architectes
  • Project: Private house
  • Location: Challex, France
  • Photography: Lotfi Dakhli
  • Area: 190 m2
  • Project Year: 2016

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Hasu Haus in Bangkok, Thailand by Somdoon Architects

 
March 21st, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Somdoon Architects 

The design of Hasu Haus was aimed at reinterpreting the old way of living along with waterways, in context of modern life style and more density. The site is outside the city center of Bangkok, where the new developments are coming. Three of the sides are abutted by a house and future developments. The other side faces Prakanhong canal and an old Buddhist temple across.

Image Courtesy © Somdoon Architects

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Terrasse VF: Four Levels of Spatial Variation in Montréal, Canada by Martine Brisson

 
March 21st, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: v2com

Interior designer Martine Brisson has designed a spacious, versatile back deck for an 1887 heritage home in Montreal’s Plateau district, now occupied by a single family.

Built in a consortium with landscape architect Roxanne Miller, the project won an award for best residential patio and landscape design for a private residence at Quebec’s 2017 Grands Prix du Design awards.

Image Courtesy © Pierre Béland

  • Architects: Martine Brisson
  • Project: Terrasse VF: Four Levels of Spatial Variation
  • Location: Montréal, Canada
  • Photography: Pierre Béland
  • Horticulture: Verdigo, Roxanne Miller landscape architect
  • Furniture: designed by Martine Brisson and built by Perez Mobilier
  • Planter and pergola structure: designed by Martine Brisson and built by JPtransfert
  • Lighting: Homier Luminaire

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HOME – Arts Center in Manchester, England by Mecanoo

 
March 21st, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Mecanoo 

Cultural home

Located at First Street, HOME forms the cultural heart of one of the largest areas of development in Manchester city centre – a flagship building that acts as a catalyst for the surrounding area. As the base for the new organisation formed by the merger of Cornerhouse and The Library Theatre Company, HOME has been designed to allow for the commissioning, production and presentation of critically engaged and technically complex artistic projects, as well as the hosting of large scale cultural events. The overall budget for HOME was £25 million. Its striking exterior acts like beacon, while the welcoming public spaces and social areas within are designed to be inviting to all. HOME is like a second home, a cultural home: a place for making, meeting and socialising, alongside enjoying the very best in international contemporary visual art, theatre and film.

Exterior Photo, Image Courtesy © Mecanoo

  • Architects: Mecanoo
  • Project: HOME – Arts Center
  • Location: Manchester, England

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Summer Palm in Faridabad, India by Design Forum International

 
March 21st, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Epistle communication 

Affordable housing is the buzzword today. With the urban population growth at the current rate; almost 60% of India would be living in urban agglomerations in the next two decades. However, affordable remains an oft-used, yet still not understood concept for most.

Image Courtesy © Design Forum International

  • Architects: Design Forum International
  • Project: Summer Palm
  • Location: Sector 86, Faridabad, Haryana, India
  • Name of Client: Umang Realtech Pvt. Ltd
  • Principal Architect: Mr. Anand Sharma
  • Design Team: Girish C. Joshi, Shamim Khan, Dilvir Singh, Aarti, Rakesh Sharma
  • Site Area (sq ft & sq m): 53782.72 sqm.  578917.22sqft.
  • Built-Up Area (sq ft & sq m): 110920.45 sqm.  1193947.73 sqft.
  • Start Date: July-2008
  • Completion Date: May-2013

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Family house in Rua da Proba A Coruña, Spain by Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos

 
March 21st, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos

Family house on ground floor in the town of Oleiros, implanted on the ground, considering the starting term of the plot of land, understanding the site and looking for the best orientation.

The plot of land has an irregular floor and a light slope to its interior, with an access in the East side from the main road and the garage, facilitating both wheeled access to the garage and pedestrian access to the interior The access from the main road is performed through the link between the home area of the house.

Image Courtesy © Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos

  • Architects: Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos (Lucas Díaz Sierra, Gustavo Díaz García)
  • Project: Family house in Rua da Proba
  • Location: Oleiros, A Coruña, Galicia, Spain
  • Renders: Tungsteno Grafismo
  • Client: Privado
  • Date: 2016

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Cleopatra Hotel Apartments in Ayia Napa, Cyprus by HappyANTS Interior Architecture and Design

 
March 21st, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: HappyANTS Interior Architecture and Design

A low budget renovation for a hotel apartment complex in Ayia Napa. The building was originally build as apartments to be sold to tourists or locals as holiday or weekend homes. Our task was to turn them into a hotel apartment block to be used as long or short term rental apartments. We used light materials and happy vivid colors along with the neutral colors for the big surfaces. All of these come in contrast with the blue Cypriot sky and the bright Cypriot sun! We renovated all of the areas of the hotel either by tearing down unnecessary walls and building new ones where needed as well as changed most of the furniture in the public spaces. All bedrooms where renovated in contemporary style

Image Courtesy © HappyANTS Interior Architecture and Design

  • Architects: HappyANTS Interior Architecture and Design
  • Project: Cleopatra Hotel Apartments
  • Location: Ayia Napa, Cyprus
  • Software used: Autocad,
  • Materials used: wood/ glass/ acrylic glass/ tiles/ metal/ fabric/ prints

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Maison Lagarde in Montréal, Canada by La SHED Architecture

 
March 19th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: v2com

Built on a very narrow and shallow lot, on a small Plateau-Mont-Royal street, this new 4-level Montreal residence is characterized by its small square footage per floor. In fact, living spaces have been divided over two levels; the kitchen and dining room face the yard whereas the mezzanine living room is perched above.

Mezzanine living room, Image Courtesy © Maxime Brouillet

  • Architects: La SHED Architecture
  • Project: Maison Lagarde
  • Location: Montréal, Québec, Canada
  • Photography: Maxime Brouillet
  • Project end date: August 2016

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Adam Grooming Atelier in London, England by Eray Carbajo

 
March 19th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: v2com

ADAM, the grooming atelier brand that brings a timeless barbering experience, opened its first location in Canary Wharf Station, London.

Designed by Eray/Carbajo, the space creates an unparalleled atmosphere in grooming. With its hexagonal layout, the design provides exclusivity and undivided attention to the guests while they are being served. Inspired by Turkish baths, its timeless materials like Marmara marble and natural chestnut create an elegant yet relaxing environment.

Adam Grooming entrance at Canary Wharf Station, Image Courtesy © Thierry Sewell Photography

  • Architects: Eray Carbajo
  • Project: Adam Grooming Atelier
  • Location: London, England
  • Photography: Thierry Sewell Photography
  • Client: Adam Grooming
  • Design: Inanc Eray, Gonzalo Carbajo
  • Design Team: Marco Mattia Cristofori
  • Project Team [London]: Necdet Yagiz Ozkan
  • Structural: Eckersley o’Callaghan

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Restless Response: Emergency Medical Station 50 at Queens Hospital in New York City by Dean/Wolf Architects

 
March 19th, 2017 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: v2com

The Queens Hospital EMS station was commissioned by the design excellence initiative process implemented by the New York City Department of Design and Construction, for the Fire Department of New York City.

Kathryn Dean, Principal for Dean/Wolf Architects explains the design by staying “I am interested in the capacity for architecture to convey identity and meaning through emotional resonance. I believe this happens through the impact of materials and form coming together in a particular place… In order to understand the building, it is important to understand two departure points: First, the building was commissioned shortly after 9/11. Second, when I work, I often build intuitive paper models to investigate ideas. When I received the commission, I started making these models. After several more rational schemes, the double horizontal bars emerged. It took me a bit of thought to realize why this felt right. They were my own deep emotional response to the fallen towers.”

The diagonal form pulses with the anticipation of movement, embodying the programmatic need for immediate action and energizing the community with a sense of engagement, Image Courtesy © Paul Warchol

  • Architects: Dean/Wolf Architects
  • Project: Restless Response: Emergency Medical Station 50 at Queens Hospital
  • Location: New York City, USA
  • Photography: Paul Warchol

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