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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.

Rochester School in Chía, Colombia by Daniel Bonilla Arquitectos

 
June 4th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Daniel Bonilla Arquitectos

With approximately 16000m² of buildings and 21000m² of exteriors and landscape design, the Rochester School’s Master Plan aimed for a strategy which reflected its own concept of academic community. Thus, as a premise, the HUBS (grouping system) appeared, looking for an educational model that integrate teachers and students disregarding grades and therefore fading out the traditional hierarchy of school formation.

Image Courtesy © Rodrigo Dávila

  • Architects: Daniel Bonilla Arquitectos (Daniel Bonilla y Marcela Albornoz)
  • Project: Rochester School
  • Location: Chía, Colombia
  • Photography: Rodrigo Dávila
  • Owner: Rochester School
  • Design team: Juan Felipe Herrera, Mauricio Méndez, Alexander Roa, María Paula Gonzales
  • Students: Cesar Grisales
  • General direction: Oikos
  • Interventory: PAYC
  • Structural design: SOYC Ltda

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Chicken Point Cabin in Idaho by Olson Kundig

 
June 4th, 2017 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Olson Kundig

The owners of Chicken Point Cabin and their two young children bought the waterfront property—located half an hour from their house in northern Idaho—in order to build a lakeside cabin. Their intent was to be able to use the house year-round, but especially during the summer, when the local weather can get oppressively hot. Their only directive to Tom was simple: make the house as open to the water as possible. Tom’s response to this challenge was as direct as the request: a large pivoting picture window on the waterside that literally opens up to the landscape. “Little house, big window,” in Tom’s words.

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  • Architects: Olson Kundig
  • Project: Chicken Point Cabin
  • Location:  Idaho, USA

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Lot YA in Paris, France by Studioninedots

 
June 2nd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Studioninedots 

Boursorama Banque has moved into its new Parisian head office in Boulogne-Billancourt designed by Studioninedots. In collaboration with Ateliers 115, Studioninedots created a robust and clear building distinguished by its subtle recesses and terraces but foremost by the striking facade that interplays rhythms of bronze-coloured blades.

Image Courtesy © Peter Cuypers

  • Architects: Studioninedots
  • Project: Lot YA
  • Location: Rue Traversière 44, Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris, France
  • Photography: Peter Cuypers
  • Client: Kaufman & Broad
  • Design team: Albert Herder, Vincent van der Klei, Arie van der Neut, Metin van Zijl
  • Project team: Wouter Hermanns, Daniel Aw, Freddy Koelemeijer, Eliano Dias Felicio, Pedro Piernas
  • Engineering and project manager: Jean-Marc Saurer

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House in Hanareyama, Japan by Kidosaki Architects Studio

 
June 2nd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Kidosaki Architects Studio  

The surrounding of the site located at the foot of the Hanareyama, overlooking the landmark of the region in north orientation, shows the spread of the trees grown up in years. We tried to produce an architecture with the dignified presence, which has both free spirited and subtle quality- by placing a one-storied house maintaining a low building profile that dynamically extends in east and west orientation with sharply extending eaves on the building for exaggerating the horizontality against the surrounding landscape with bold yet delicate vertical quality.

Image Courtesy © Kidosaki Architects Studio

  • Architects: Kidosaki Architects Studio
  • Project: House in Hanareyama
  • Location: Hanareyama, Japan
  • Structural Engineer: Takashi Manda Structure Design-Takashi Manda, Mitsuru Kobayashi
  • Project Architect: Hirotaka Kidosaki, Satoshi Itasaka
  • Main contractor: Niitsu Gumi
  • Gross internal floor area: 293.73 m2
  • Site area: 3387.23m2
  • Built area: 375.39m2
  • Start on site date: October 2008
  • Construction: From October 2008 to July 2009

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The Barn in Notre-Dame-de-Bliquetuit, France by Antonin Ziegler Architecte

 
June 2nd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Antonin Ziegler Architecte

In the Regional Natural Park of Boucles de la Seine, a barn in ruins was reconverted into a place of residence. Abandoned at the edge of the river, it used to hold the fodder for the haulage horses. Its thin weatherboarding had been worn away over time – only the timber framework remained.

Image Courtesy © David Boureau

  • Architects: Antonin Ziegler Architecte
  • Project: The Barn
  • Location: Notre-Dame-de-Bliquetuit, France
  • Photography: Antonin Ziegler and David Boureau
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Budget: 262 000 €
  • Area: 217 m² net floor area
  • Delivery: 2016

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Hyatt Regency Seattle in Washington by LMN Architects

 
June 2nd, 2017 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: LMN Architects

SEATTLE—LMN Architects, a multidisciplinary design firm with a reputation for distinctive, community-focused projects, announces the topping out of the building podium for the new Hyatt Regency in downtown Seattle.

Positioned at the nexus of Seattle’s downtown commercial, convention, and high-rise residential neighborhoods, the 1,400,000-square-foot Hyatt Regency Seattle synthesizes a diverse mix of urban influences into a skyline-scaled, mixed-use building. The tower’s monolithic composition will provide a bold, yet quiet, counterpoint to the highly articulated neighboring towers; its ethereal exterior conceived to dissolve and merge into the silvery sky as it rises above surrounding buildings.

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  • Architects: LMN Architects
  • Project: Hyatt Regency
  • Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
  • Developer: R. C. Hedreen Co.
  • Hotel room, tower lobby interior design: Zena Design Group
  • Contractor: Sellen Construction
  • Hotel brand: Hyatt Regency

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Saint Father Brochero Chapel in Cordoba, Argentina by Federico Ochoa

 
June 2nd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Federico Ochoa

How to build a chapel in honor of a saint without falling into literal reminiscences?

This was the starting point and the biggest challenge of designing a chapel for the first Argentine saint. The most logical solution was, “designing with Brocherian spirit, folowing the values ​​and the intentions of the priest but without falling in morphologic repetitions”.

Image Courtesy © Federico Ochoa

  • Architects: Federico Ochoa
  • Project: Saint Father Brochero Chapel
  • Location: Cordoba, Argentina

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Caballa Canalla Restaurant in Barcelona, Spain by MESURA

 
June 2nd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: MESURA

The popular Mercat de la Barceloneta has from last month of April a new local gastronomic reference point “Caballa Canalla”, placed in the center of this traditional neighborhood.

Image Courtesy © MESURA

  • Architects: MESURA
  • Project: Caballa Canalla Restaurant
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain

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East China Normal University Affiliated Bilingual Kindergarten in Shanghai by Scenic Architecture Office

 
June 2nd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Scenic Architecture Office

Courtyard, in Chinese architecture, is not only a tradition of physical space, but also a core of emotion and communication.  It helps people to keep cohesion of the family and strengthen the contacts with friends and relatives, and to connect nature and universe in a touchable way.  Yet this heritage is today already an impossible dream for most of urban citizens.

Image Courtesy © Scenic Architecture Office

  • Architects: Scenic Architecture Office
  • Project: East China Normal University Affiliated Bilingual Kindergarten
  • Location: Anting town, Jiading district, Shanghai, China
  • Client: Anting International Automobile City
  • Structure: RC Frame, partial corridors in steel frame
  • Exterior Material: White paint, Transparent and translucent insulated glass, Aluminum panels, Plastic wooden floor
  • Structural and MEPDesign: Jiangnan Architectural Design Institution
  • Site Area: 7400sqm
  • GFA: 6600sqm
  • Design/Built: 2012/2015

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Studio in the Woods in Madrid, Spain by selgascano

 
June 2nd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: selgascano

What is being sought with this studio is quite simple: work under the trees. To do so, we need a roof that is as transparent as possible. Also, at the same time, we need to isolate the desk zone from direct sunlight. Hence the transparent northern part. The part that is covered with a bent sheet of 20mm colourless plexiglass on the north side. The south side, where the desks are, has to be closed in much more, but not completely, so there is double sheet of fibreglass and polyester in its natural colour on the south side, with translucent insulation in the middle. All three form a 110 mm thick sandwich.

Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan

  • Architects: selgascano
  • Project: Studio in the Woods
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: Iwan Baan
  • Metal structure: TCI industrial technical metalwork
  • Authors: Jose Selgas, Lucia Cano, architects
  • Collaboration: Jose de Villar, architect
  • Date: 2007-2008

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