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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.

A3 – Advanced Architecture Apartments in Sofia, Bulgaria by STARH

 
November 23rd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: v2com

Advanced Architecture Apartments are harmoniously incorporated into the context of their environment. Two starting points—the mountain and the city, set the overall architectural concept. The plot reserved for A3 is in the border area, where the city and the mountain overflow into one. Lines and clear borders are blurred in smooth and soft forms, allowing everyone to determine exactly where and how to perceive shape and space. Situated in one of the most contemporary areas of Sofia—Bulgaria Blvd., A3 is designed to be relevant, contextual and avant-garde. Some of the most modern and interesting buildings in Sofia are exactly here. On the other hand, a very dominant element of the environment is the mountain, peeking in the future building. The combination of these two powerful components results in a dynamic and modern shape of the building, without harming the function.

Image Courtesy © 3 in Spirit

  • Architects: STARH
  • Project: A3 – Advanced Architecture Apartments
  • Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Photography: 3 in Spirit
  • Client: Sofbuild
  • Main Contractor: Argogroup Exa
  • Built-up area: 31 218 m2

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Surfboard House in Queens, New York by BFDO Architects

 
November 23rd, 2017 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: v2com

Five years after Hurricane Sandy devastated the cooperative beachfront community of Breezy Point, Queens, the project built upon a lot that had been reduced to sand is complete. Houses in Breezy Point are set close together and linked by pedestrian paths; cars are confined to lots at the periphery. The client’s site was unusually wide, with 68 feet of south-facing beach frontage. Flood regulations required building at least six feet off of the ground, while co-op regulations put the maximum building height at 28 feet. The co-op also required a setback from the lot line of 32 feet at the lot’s widest point. The resulting building envelope was much shallower than wide, allowing nearly every room to have an ocean view. One of the primary design strategies was stepping the south-facing facade to allow windows to wrap corners. That created diagonal sightlines up and down the beach, framing vistas and visually expanding the interior spaces. Angled roof profiles and ceiling finishes also direct the eye upward and outward.

Image Courtesy © Francis Dzikowski/OTTO

  • Architects: BFDO Architects
  • Project: Surfboard House 
  • Location: Queens, New York
  • Photography: Francis Dzikowski/OTTO
  • Software used: Rhino, Autocad

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Anthem Technology Center Enhances Innovation Hub Tech Square in Atlanta, Georgia by John Portman & Associates

 
November 23rd, 2017 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: v2com

Anthem Technology Center joins Coda as an innovative Portman design enriching Tech Square in Midtown Atlanta.

John Portman & Associates’ Pierluca Maffey, Principal and VP of Design explains, “The vision for the Anthem Technology Center is the product of a successfully coordinated effort of client aspiration, entrepreneurial spirit, design inspiration and contractor pragmatism.”

Image Courtesy © John Portman & Associates

  • Architects: John Portman & Associates
  • Project: Anthem Technology Center Enhances Innovation Hub Tech Square in Atlanta
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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AQH Apartment in São Paulo, Brazil by Coletivo Arquitetos

 
November 23rd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: v2com

Located in São Paulo, the economic capital of Latin America and the heart of Brazilian architectural history, the AQH project presented the challenge of transforming a neoclassical apartment into a contemporary living space.

Living Room, Image Courtesy © Rui Teixeira

Ubesol Office Building in Valencia, Spain by Ramón Esteve Estudio

 
November 23rd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Ramón Esteve Estudio 

Ubesol is a firm with over 30 years of experience developing home and personal care products. A firm that seeks its products success through a bet for innovation and the latest technology.

The firm philosophy and work process is intrinsically linked to the ideation of its work space. The new office building has been designed following the premises of a new “work culture”.

Image Courtesy © Ramón Esteve Estudio

The New Face | Residence Renovation in Kochi, India by Eminence Architects [Research + Design]

 
November 23rd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Eminence Architects [Research + Design]

The brief from the client was simple and short “a house with more floor space and an exterior with striking appearance in contrast with the surrounding”. The old house was about 890 sqft of build-up area with road on the north side. It was a single storied house which had a small living room, dining room, two bedrooms with attached toilets and a small kitchen. The house was expanded to 1900 sqft.

Image Courtesy © Eminence Architects [Research + Design]

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Apartment fiworkshop in Kyiv, Ukraine by fiworkshop

 
November 23rd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: fiworkshop

Apartment located in the heart of historical area in Kyiv, Ukraine.

The main requirement of the customer was to make a simple clean apartment, from simple and non-standard materials.

that there it would be possible to spend time with friends and live.

The apartment consists of 2 bedrooms, a kitchen, a living room and two huge terraces overlooking the old industrial landscape.

Image Courtesy © Konstantin Zhytsky

  • Architects: fiworkshop
  • Project: Apartment fiworkshop
  • Location: Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Photography: Konstantin Zhytsky

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Rosewood Apartments in Haridwar, India by Mold Design Studio

 
November 23rd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Mold Design Studio

The Rosewood Service apartments are designed keeping in mind the concept of a home away from home. The intent was to create a development with 44 all-in-one rooms, with all appropriate facilities including a self-sufficient pantry.

Image Courtesy © Mold Design Studio

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Sabrab Office in Lisboa, Portugal by SABRAB

 
November 23rd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: SABRAB

This project refers to Sabrab Office.

Letting natural light enter in the space was the concept for the development of this space.

The space was originally segmented with several work areas and where natural light was none and very dark rooms. The basic idea for the creation was immediately liberat-ed from the whole area, transforming it into an open space.

Image Courtesy © João Morgado – Fotografia de Arquitectura

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Bach with 2 Roofs in New Zealand by irving smith architects

 
November 23rd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: irving smith architects 

New Zealand was the last landmass to be inhabited, and then deforested with unrivalled speed. Its new cleared landscapes are still so young they shift, when they fail new native trees grow. It might take a hundred years or more, but buildings that participate in this shift could one day inhabit near-original forest. This is something new, for New Zealand architecture was established and has remained in clearings. To inhabit its original forest landscape, architecture must understand existing context rather than generate new landscapes, it must be soft, patient and ready to change; as we exhibited at the 2015 Prague International Architecture Festival entitled Soft-Context:Soft-Architecture.

Image Courtesy © Patrick Reynolds

  • Architects: irving smith architects 
  • Project: Bach with 2 Roofs
  • Location: New Zealand
  • Photography: Patrick Reynolds

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