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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.

Vía Vallejo in Mexico City by Grow Arquitectos

 
March 3rd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Grow Arquitectos

This mixed-use project has as integration axis the following areas: commercial, residential, health services and a hotel. We decided to make the 3 levels out of plumb and complement it with an important area of public space, an outdoor park surrounded by terraces and restaurants with different specialties.

Image Courtesy © Grow Arquitectos

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Technological Park in Rome, Italy by Archimeccanica

 
March 3rd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Archimeccanica

The project of the Technological Park, connected with the National Deposit for nuclear waste, is born from the idea to transform the host territory into a highly attractive area with a great technological significance, characterized by a high-quality architecture and city planning. The intervention is planned to integrate itself into the existing context of the ecosystem and the landscape, and to contribute to the requalification and the socio-economic development of the territory. The district of the park (an area of 40 hectares) is characterized by two main systems: the system of the constructed (primary and secondary urbanisation, constructed volumes, buildings, practicability, parking lots, open areas, paths, squares, power station to produce biogas) and the system of the open spaces (ecosystem of agricultural matrix, energetic plantations, tree-lined rows and basin for phytopurification). The two systems are in a dialogue with each other and integrate themselves both from a schematic and formal and a functional point of view. The composite model based on a circular form is applied in diverse scales: it refers both to the individual building and to the entire establishment. The circumference represents the permeable limit that allows the Technological Park to interact with the surroundings, through exchanges of energy and matter, like a cellular membrane. The cycle of water, energy and waste are fundamental references for developing the relation between park and surrounding territory and for developing its design within the space.

Image Courtesy © Archimeccanica

  • Architects: Archimeccanica
  • Project: Technological Park
  • Location: Rome, Italy

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La Finca House in Madrid, Spain by Ramón Esteve Estudio

 
March 3rd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Ramón Esteve Estudio 

This house is located in a residential area of the mountains of Madrid, where the vegetation is so lush that it becomes very important. The plot borders a lake that the house opens to. The presence of some ancient holm oaks spread over the plot generates the location and shape of the dwelling. Tus the design process is thoroughly bound to the place. The building sets back to respect the largest trees, thus giving them a leading role. The access to the house is dominated by the largest holm oak. It arranges the entrance, welcomes the visitor and gives the house a stately presence. Two other oaks generate a roundabout that organises the access by car.

Image Courtesy © Ramón Esteve Estudio

  • Architects: Ramón Esteve Estudio (Ramon Esteve)
  • Project: La Finca House
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Project Team: Anna Boscà, Estefanía Pérez, Jacobo Mompó
  • Collaborators: Violeta Lekutanoy, Tudi Soriano
  • Technical Architect: Emilio Pérez, Carolina Tarazona
  • Constructor: Moguerza Construcciones
  • Project Manager: Victoria Pérez, Juanjo Herranz
  • Sup: 1360 m2
  • Year: 2016

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New Olympus Campus in Hamburg, Germany by gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

 
March 3rd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner 

The Japanese corporation Olympus is planning a corporate center in the Hamburg district of Hammerbrook for the economic zone in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Von Gerkan, Marg and Partners Architects (gmp) were successful in winning the bidding process for the design of the new office building with medical engineering faculty in the City Süd neighborhood, and was commissioned with the project. The new Olympus Campus development replaces a smaller building, which no longer meets current standards in terms of function, energy efficiency, and architecture.

Perspective Heidenkampsweg southview, Image Courtesy © gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

  • Architects: gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
  • Project: New Olympus Campus
  • Location: Hamburg, Germany
  • Client: Olympus Europa Properties GmbH & Co. KG
  • Design: Meinhard von Gerkan and Nikolaus Goetze with Volkmar Sievers
  • Project manager: Jan Stolte
    Competition design team: Aleksandra Blazhevska, Mathilde Claus, Anna Falkenbach, Dorle Frobese, Frederik Heisel, Julian Lahme, Karsten Schillings, Tom Schülke, Michèle Watenphul, Urs Wedekind
  • Detailed design team: Mine Böker (BIM coordination), Mathilde Claus, Frederik Heisel, Martina Klostermann, Fenja Lüdecke, Amra Sternberg
  • Construction management team: Raimund Kinski, Karsten Schillings
  • General design coordinator: Liselotte Knall
  • GFA: total 78,200 m², above ground 54,600 m², below ground 23,600 m²

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Leeza SOHO in Beijing, China by Zaha Hadid Architects

 
March 2nd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects 

Construction of Leeza Soho, a 46-storey (207m) mixed-use tower with the world’s tallest atrium, has reached level 20.

Within the Lize Financial Business District – a new business, residential and transport hub adjacent to Financial Road in southwest Beijing – Leeza Soho is located at the intersection of Lines 14 and 16 currently under-construction for the Beijing Subway rail network. Directly above the new interchange station, Leeza Soho connects with the city’s bus network on Lize Road to the north and Lou Tuo Wan East Road to the east.

Image Courtesy © MIR

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: Leeza SOHO
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Rendering: MIR
  • Client: SOHO China Ltd.
  • Design: Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Director: Satoshi Ohashi
  • Project Associates: Kaloyan Erevinov, Ed Gaskin, Armando Solano
  • Project Architect: Philipp Ostermaier
  • Project Team:Yang Jingwen, Di Ding, Xuexin Duan, Samson Lee, Shu Hashimoto, Christoph Klemmt, Juan Liu, Dennis Brezina, Rita Lee, Seungho Yeo
  • Competition Project Directors: Satoshi Ohashi and Manuela Gatto
  • Competition Team Lead Designers: Philipp Ostermaier, Dennis Brezina, Claudia Dorner
  • Competition Team: Yang Jingwen, Igor Pantic, Mu Ren, Konstantinos Mouratidis, Nicolette Chan, Yung-Chieh Huang

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Industrial Loft II in São Paulo, Brazil by Diego Revollo Arquitetura

 
March 2nd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Diego Revollo Arquitetura

This 100 m2 Loft with structure and apparent installations is located in the noble neighborhood of Morumbi, in São Paulo.

Although the aesthetic appeal of New York sheds converted into housing in the 1970s is the main justification for the male audience in explaining their desire for this style of property, Diego Revollo, who is knowledgeable about this repertoire and with some other lofts in his portfolio, knows that this profile prioritizes good materials and functionality.

Image Courtesy © Alain Brugier

  • Architects: Diego Revollo Arquitetura
  • Project: Industrial Loft II
  • Location: Morumbi, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Photography: Alain Brugier
  • Software used: Autocad

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House of Memory in Milan, Italy by baukuh

 
March 2nd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: baukuh

The relationship between memory and the House of Memory is not one of simple translation. Contemporary Milan does not possess a fixed, entirely shared memory that is ready to be carved in stone. Rather than considering the House of Memory as an expression of a shared memory, it would be better to consider it as a tool for discussing the different elements that coexist within the collective memory of the city.

Image Courtesy © S Graziani

  • Architects: baukuh
  • Project: House of Memory
  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Photography: S Graziani

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House QM in Gistel, Belgium by OOA | Office O architects

 
March 2nd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: OOA | Office O architects

House QM answers the building regulations in a different and “twisted” way.

House QM is situated in a new allotment that exists out of square plots of the same size, with the same building regulations; houses must recoil 5m of every side of the terrain, have 2 levels and must have a flat or sloped roof.

Image Courtesy © Tim Van de Velde

  • Architects: OOA | Office O architects
  • Project: House QM
  • Location: Gistel, Belgium
  • Photography: Tim Van de Velde
  • Head designer: Magalie Munters
  • Project period: 2013-2016

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Gymnase Jean Gachet in Saint-Étienne, France by LiNk Architectes

 
March 2nd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: LiNk Architectes

Between city center and boulevard, the gymnasium is part of a global project of urban requalification.

The program imposes the creation of a void where sports activities (sports field and climbing wall) will take place. This vacuum imposed by the sporting uses draws from the outset the volumetric draft of the project which is summed up with a regular parallelepiped implanted along the boulevard. From this constraint, the project seeks to radiate beyond its own physical limits. The urban scale then becomes the means of punctuating the main volume and anchoring it in the site and in the city. It is through urban windows that the building directs, locates, and articulates this new urban project in the city. These windows are voluntarily out of scale, and are expressed by point stretches of the main volume. Focusing on existing urban and landscape events (garden, large Sequoia, crassier), they become a pretext for opening views and favoring natural light. The use of extruded aluminum on the façade contributes to the moderation of the building’s mass by means of changes in color, light, and volume perception.

Image Courtesy © Milène Servelle

  • Architects: LiNk Architectes [Ferret-Dutreuil (associated), GBA (économist), ITF (Energy), Rabeisen/Decare (structures)]
  • Project: Gymnase Jean Gachet
  • Location: Saint-Étienne, France
  • Photography: Milène Servelle
  • Client: EPA Saint-Étienne
  • Budget: 3900‘000 eus
  • Surface: 2470 m2
  • Competition: 2011
  • Completed: 2016

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Home 12 in Amsterdam, Netherlands by i29 interior architects

 
March 2nd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: i29 interior architects

In a former warehouse, i29 realized this 600 m2 house including 3 bathrooms, 4 bedrooms and a large open living area. A simple material palette of concrete, white walls and rough oak wood matches the industrial space. Custom designed cabinets throughout the house function as both storage as well as separation walls.

Image Courtesy © i29 interior architects

  • Architects: i29 interior architects
  • Project: Home 12
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Contractor: Kemmink Joosten
  • Cabinet maker: Kooijmans interiors
  • Materials: concrete, rough oak wood, white plaster, black steel

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