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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.

WOODMAN’S TREEHOUSE in England, United Kingdom by Mallinson Ltd

 
November 10th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Mallinson Ltd

The Woodman’s Treehouse is a luxurious two-storey suite arranged between and beneath the canopy of aged oaks. Far from being a woodland folly it is the sleepover den every grown-up dreamed of as a child; a self-contained tree-top world of tricks and toys, part castle, part hovel, part lair. The treehouse is determinedly architectural, eschewing archetypal ‘Dr Suess’ aesthetic kitsch in favour of controlled composition and material exploration. The timber building draws on diverse architectural and cultural references combining with theatrical effects to create a visually rich and playful construction in the picturesque tradition. The building is situated in a Dorset woodland campus offering green workworking courses and was constructed by a self-build team of highly skilled green wood furniture makers, woodworkers and traditional craftsmen to an exceptionally high standard.

Image Courtesy © Mallinson Ltd

Image Courtesy © Mallinson Ltd

  • Architects: Mallinson Ltd
  • Project: WOODMAN’S TREEHOUSE
  • Location: Dorset, England, United Kingdom

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An Office for Three Companies in New York by Only If

 
November 10th, 2016 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Only If 

How to use color and material to unify an increasing amount of junk in the contemporary office landscape? An office interior for three companies is structured by a neutral background of white walls, white exposed ceilings, and a poured black floor. Everything connected to the floor is black. Everything connected to the ceiling is white. The three companies, while different and to a certain degree independent, are unified through this common material framework.

Image Courtesy © Michael Vahrenwald/Esto

Image Courtesy © Michael Vahrenwald/Esto

  • Architects: Only If
  • Project: An Office for Three Companies
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Photography: Michael Vahrenwald/Esto and Midori Hasuike
  • Lead Architects: Aurelia Adams, Karolina Czeczek, Matthew Davis, Adam Frampton, Joseph Kennedy, Francesca Pagliaro, James Schrader, Jon Siani, Antariksh Tandon
  • Other participants (eg. collaborators, clients, consultants, etc): Dot Dash (Lighting Consultant), PlusGroup Consulting Engineering PLLC (MEP Engineer)
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 18,000SF
  • Completion Year: 2015

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House H in Wrocław, Poland by STOPROCENT Architekci s.c

 
November 10th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: STOPROCENT Architekci s.c

H House is nestled on the bank of the Bystrzyca river, in the suburbs of Wrocław. Before World War II this area was known as Schmiedefeld. A corner plot is lined by the street from the north and the east, while in the south it opens to a garden with many trees and a park Currently there is a small cottage from the 1970s, which the client decided to replace with a completely new one. Interestingly, there was another house designed for this location – a spacious three-storey villa with a large underground garage. However, the client decided the house was too big and too expensive and commissioned a new design. It was our task to draft a smaller, more modest building, better suited to the client’s needs. We decided to drop the underground part, a double garage and all redundant spaces.

Image Courtesy © STOPROCENT Architekci s.c

Image Courtesy © STOPROCENT Architekci s.c

  • Architects: STOPROCENT Architekci s.c
  • Project: House H
  • Location: Wrocław, Poland
  • Design team: Przemek Kaczkowski, Magda Morelewska
  • Co-operation: Aleksandra Wolffgram, Krzysztof Melon-Mika
  • Plot area: 1117
  • Usable area: 270 m2
  • Year: 2016

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Monolith House in Victoria, Australia by Rara Architecture

 
November 10th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Rara Architecture

Our mission was to reinstate the old home’s glory through highlighting it’s simplistic characteristics and its overall form. We stripped it right back to a neutral state. The height of the rear addition had the potential to dwarf the original heritage home, so, sympathetically, we mimicked the roof angle, but didn’t hide it. Nothing about the addition is ‘trying to hide’ anything. The old building transitions smoothly to the new, visually and emotionally, both internally and externally – the old floorboards transition to a new polished concrete slab, the old weatherboards transition to a perforated brick wall (outlining the central Zen garden) and then again to a solid brick wall. The addition, which can be enjoyed from the rear lanes and from within the property stands proud, like the existing Edwardian; it stands high, and strong without any exaggeration or excess, it is brutal, minimal and statuesque: a monolith.

Image Courtesy © Christopher Alexander

Image Courtesy © Christopher Alexander

  • Architects: Rara Architecture (Wesley Spencer)
  • Project: Monolith House
  • Location: Victoria, Australia
  • Photography: Alison McWhirter, Christopher Alexander
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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Femme Fanatique by CTRLZAK Studio

 
November 10th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: CTRLZAK Studio

Femme Fanatique is a space dedicated to the world of tango. Femme Fanatique’s shoes are designed with passion and are entirely handmade by specialized artisans. CTRLZAK’s design presents these exact elements, interpreting the essence and the posture of the dance while emphasizing at the same time the process and the quality of the product.

Image Courtesy © Dimitris Poupalos

Image Courtesy © Dimitris Poupalos

  • Architects: CTRLZAK Studio
  • Project: Femme Fanatique
  • Photography: Dimitris Poupalos
  • Software used: Rhino, Autocad, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Graphic design and brand identity: Somethink
  • Construction and project supervision: Thimios Apostolakis

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Buckhead Park Over GA400 in Atlanta, Georgia by Rogers Partners

 
November 10th, 2016 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Rogers Partners

Rogers Partners was chosen by the Buckhead Community Improvement District to deliver a detailed plan and concept design for an innovative park over the GA400 freeway and the MARTA regional light rail platform and tracks. Our design for the park will make strategic connections over GA400 and MARTA to enhance the life of the district, tailored to the specific qualities of the site and authentic to the Atlanta region.

Image Courtesy © Nelson Byrd Woltz

Image Courtesy © Nelson Byrd Woltz

  • Architects: Rogers Partners
  • Project: Buckhead Park Over GA400
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • Rendering: Nelson Byrd Woltz

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MOKO in Hong Kong by Aedas

 
November 9th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Aedas

Aedas gives the MOKO mall in Hong Kong a refreshed look

MOKO, situated at Mongkok East in Hong Kong is a focal node connecting the mass transit railway, bus terminal, pedestrian footbridge and a hotel. As part of a mixed-use development, this shopping mall was constructed decades ago. Aedas refurbished it to meet nowadays retail needs and injected new energy to the dense neighbourhood.

Image Courtesy © Aedas

Image Courtesy © Aedas

  • Architects: Aedas
  • Project: MOKO
  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Director: Ed Lam
  • Client: Sun Hung Kai Real Estate Agency Limited
  • Gross floor area: 67,000 sq m (retail)
  • Completion year: 2015

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Single family house in Vilnius, Lithuania by Architekturos linija

 
November 9th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Architekturos linija

The main architectural idea of the residential house is to build an expressive, memorable building yet not overshadowing the fragile context, but directly to the matching to it. The residential house is implemented instead of the natural environment of a garden house built during the Soviet period, and spot-homestead type development near the junction to the block street. One floor, specifically elongated volume was deliberately opposed the vertical lines of the nearby tall pine trees. The unusual shape of the house was due to a very complex shape of the plot. Looking from the approach, only the rear façade with expressive silhouette, reiterating the scale of adjacent buildings, is perceived, while the actual size of the building is understood only entering the area through the gate.

Image Courtesy © Karolis Bingelis

Image Courtesy © Karolis Bingelis

  • Architects: Architekturos linija
  • Project: Single family house
  • Location: Nemenčinė’s gardens, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Photography: Karolis Bingelis, Gintaras Čaikauskas
  • Lead Architects: Gintaras Caikauskas, Virginija Venckūnienė
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 400 sqm
  • Completion Year: 2015

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KODA in Tallinn, Estonia by Kodasema

 
November 9th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Kodasema

KODA is constructed of thin composite panels made of a concrete exterior and wood interior, with silica-fume vacuum insulation panels in-between. This combination of materials creates a strong and durable exterior, a nice and cosy interior and will keep the building as warm or cool as needed. The front of the house is a four-ply glass wall with a small terrace and a concrete sunscreen.

Image Courtesy © Paul Kuimet

Image Courtesy © Paul Kuimet

  • Architects: Kodasema
  • Project: KODA
  • Location: Borough of Harku, Tallinn, Estonia
  • Photography: Tõnu Tunnel and Paul Kuimet
  • Cost: Approximate 120,000 Euros / 135,000 USD
  • Area: 25.8 m² / 277.7 ft²
  • Internal volume: 75,8 m 3 / 2676.9 ft 3
  • Project year: Completed in September 2015

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Bartlett Residence in Guanacaste, Costa Rica by Sarco Architects Costa Rica

 
November 9th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Sarco Architects Costa Rica

The Bartlett Residence was designed as a luxury vacation home in the middle of a dry tropical forest area.  The property has a long and narrow building envelope area (limited by the development), that works parallel to the slope of the land, which is a fairly constant natural slope of around 30 to 35 degrees, forming into a natural ravine in the middle of the buildable space.

“The lateral view shows the terrain slope and slanted column design theme”, Image Courtesy © Estilos y Casas Magazine

“The lateral view shows the terrain slope and slanted column design theme”, Image Courtesy © Estilos y Casas Magazine

  • Architects: Sarco Architects Costa Rica
  • Project: Bartlett Residence
  • Location: Guanacaste, Costa Rica
  • Photography: Estilos y Casas Magazine
  • Software used: Grafisoft Archicad 20
  • Client: Bartlett Family
  • Principal Designer: Roderick Anderson, Intl. Assoc. AIA
  • Design Team: Roderick Anderson, Gustavo Alvarez
  • Structural Engineering: Heriel S.A.
  • Electromechanical: Circuito S.A.
  • Construction: SARCO Design-Build
  • Site Area: 3 Acres
  • Built-Up Area: 3,300 sq.ft. Air conditioned Area, 2,700 Outdoor Covered Area, 7,300sq.ft. Total Built Area
  • Year of Completion: 2008

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