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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.

Albini Offices in Cluj-Napoca, Romania by Dico si Tiganas architecture and engineering

 
November 13th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Dico si Tiganas architecture and engineering

At the junction of two streets and two neighborhoods, one of houses between and after the war, and the other of houses of the 60s, a family of lawyers wished for an office of their own. A new building was meant to rise instead of a small and old family house that would have kept all memories only by its simple existence. However, beyond the intimate memory, the young lawyers have expressed their desire to build a landmark in the neighborhood, at a crossroads. The theme of the project required from us a contemporary expression, solid and transparent at the same time, a grading of spaces and a partition based on their team’s capability. We have worked with samples, as a tailor would do, so as to fit perfectly for those whom we outline the spaces for. The project is a scale exercise. The town planning regulations for a small lot, for a house in our case, made us to carefully analyze all joint formulas for surfaces which put on a simple, indivisible volume. The light withdrawals, sizes and positions of the holes, beyond the connections with interior spaces, aimed to match so as to be able to control the problem of scaling. In the vicinity a block of flats twice as high, and beyond it one three time taller and bigger, made us try transitions and mediations using all means available. The existing mature vegetation, giving up fences and amplifying the public space, combining materials and textures, represents the repertory of elements in fitting into that background. Basically an adequate architecture must find the proper balance from which the customer’s aspirations for landmarks are not to be missing.

Image Courtesy © Dico si Tiganas architecture and engineering

Image Courtesy © Dico si Tiganas architecture and engineering

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Hakusui Nursery School in Chiba, Japan by Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop

 
November 13th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop

This nursery school in Sakura, Chiba was planned to accommodate 60 pupils.

Seiyu-Kai, a local social welfare firm specializing in elderly care facilities approached us for this project. The overarching concept for this plan started with an idea: “a nursery school is a large house.”

Surrounded by mountains and forest, the southern area of the site rests on a gentle slope. Putting this topography to use, we designed the school room to resemble a large set of stairs.

Image Courtesy © Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop

Image Courtesy © Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop

  • Architects: Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop (Kentaro Yamazaki)
  • Project: Hakusui Nursery School
  • Location: Sakura-shi, Chiba, Japan
  • Structual design: ASD / Ryuji Tabata, Takayuki Tabata
  • Facility design: yamada machinery office / Hiroyuki Yamada
  • Graphic desing: SHUNPEI YOKOYAMA DESIGN OFFICE / Shunpei Yokoyama
  • Structure: Wooden
  • Story: 2F
  • Site Area: 1046.64 sqm
  • Floor Area: 530.28 sqm
  • Start of construction and completion: January 2014 – November 2014

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Hotel Cavallino Bianco in Urtijëi, Italy by noa* network of architecture

 
November 13th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: noa* network of architecture 

noa* (network of architecture) was comissioned to redesigned all 88 rooms and suites of the existing “Family & Spa Grand Hotel Cavallino Bianco” in Ortisei (Val Gardena, Italy) meeting highest demands and its luxurious demand. Maximum flexibility characterizes the entire proposal, claiming lots of different room atmospheres for the entire family.

“Time is an essence which cannot be changed; however, we can change the quality of time… and learn to use it to the best advantage.” – Stefan Rier

Image Courtesy © noa* network of architecture

Image Courtesy © noa* network of architecture

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Framehouse in Bratislava, Slovakia by plusminusarchitects, LTD

 
November 13th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: plusminusarchitects, LTD

The interior of a postproduction studio FRAMEHOUSE is located in a renovated multifunctional building on Miletičova street in Bratislava. Studio covers an area of 145 m2 divided into two floors and plays with materiality, minimalism and morphology. Motto “simplicity is beauty” architects are trying to undermine the motto “simplicity is beauty” with occasional spatial elements. Call words are wood, concrete and a bit of metal.

Image Courtesy © plusminusarchitects, LTD

Image Courtesy © plusminusarchitects, LTD

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Inhabiting urban lungs green projects in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Ramadan Shahabudin

 
November 13th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Ramadan Shahabudin 

Inhabiting the urban lungs green building project is an office project that apply green and sustainable approach on its detailing. The propose project is located at Jalan Tun Ismail, KualaLumpur, Malaysia. Green building, also known as green construction or sustainable building is the practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient through out a building lifecycle: from sitting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation and deconstruction. This practice expands and complements the classical building design that typically concerns on economy, utility, durability and comfort.

 Image Courtesy © Ramadan Shahabudin

Image Courtesy © Ramadan Shahabudin

  • Architects: Ramadan Shahabudin
  • Project: Inhabiting urban lungs green projects
  • Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Phoenix Restaurant in Düsseldorf, Germany by betec Lighting AG

 
November 13th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: betec Lighting AG

Special lamps made of stainless steel with halogen lamps. Design and production of six floor lamps according to Kromayer’s design.

Floor lamps and table lamps. The perforated plate cylinders have been produced and enamelled also by a German foreign company.

Image Courtesy © betec Lighting AG

Image Courtesy © betec Lighting AG

  • Architects: betec Lighting AG
  • Project: Phoenix Restaurant
  • Location: Dreischeibenhaus, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Design: Company Kromayer

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NANDO’S OSHAWA in Ontario, Canada by II BY IV DESIGN

 
November 13th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: II BY IV DESIGN

Operating globally in 35 countries, Nando’s is an international restaurant chain that originated in South Africa; known for their Portuguese-style flame grilled chicken and welcoming hospitality, Nando’s is extremely proud of its Afro-Portuguese roots. This heritage is celebrated in the food, as well as, the art, music and design of every location; however, each “Casa” possesses a unique personality and style.

Image Courtesy © Hill Peppard Photography

Image Courtesy © Hill Peppard Photography

  • Architects: II BY IV DESIGN (Jeremiah Jeffrey Edmonds)
  • Project: NANDO’S OSHAWA
  • Location: 855 Taunton Rd E, Oshawa, Ontario, L1H 7K5, Canada
  • Photography: Hill Peppard Photography
  • Client: Nando’s Canada
  • Contractor: Horne Construction
  • Size: 2,800 – 3,000 square feet
  • Completion Date: April 01, 2016

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The New St. Pete Pier in St. Petersburg, Florida by ROGERS PARTNERS

 
November 13th, 2016 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: ROGERS PARTNERS

The Rogers Partners / ASD | SKY / Ken Smith Workshop design for a new St. Petersburg pier creates a destination that embraces the pier’s role both as an icon for the City of St. Petersburg and an integral part of the vitality of downtown – a place for tourists and the local community alike, one that honors its history, while establishing a new icon for a 21st century public place.

Image Courtesy © ROGERS PARTNERS

Image Courtesy © ROGERS PARTNERS

  • Architects: ROGERS PARTNERS
  • Project: The New St. Pete Pier
  • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida, USA

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Home in Lipetsk, Russia by Geometrium DSGN

 
November 13th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Geometrium DSGN

At the beginning of August 2014 we took House project in Lipetsk with total area 306 square meters. Customers — a young family — husband, wife and three newborn babies. House was not built by the time of technical requirements preparation, so interior design was made accurate with architectural project plan.

The interview with clients took us about 6 hours. We figured out a detailed needs, together imagined the future life in the new house, analyzed and created detailed technical requirements album with 48 pages.

Image Courtesy © Geometrium DSGN

Image Courtesy © Geometrium DSGN

  • Architects: Geometrium DSGN
  • Project: Home in Lipetsk
  • Location: Lipetsk, Russia

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Hoogan et Beaufort restaurant in Montreal, Canada by APPAREIL architecture

 
November 11th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: APPAREIL architecture

Known for its Nordic-inspired and contemporary architectural projects, the young Montreal-based firm APPAREIL architecture was selected to conceive the design of a new restaurant, Hoogan et Beaufort.

Located in a former train manufacture in the Rosemont borough of Montreal, the building had a lot of historical charm. The vast space of 2700 square feet, with its 28-foot-high ceilings and industrial character, had everything to seduce right from the start.

Image Courtesy © Alison Slattery

Image Courtesy © Alison Slattery

  • Architects: APPAREIL architecture (Kim Pariseau)
  • Project: Hoogan et Beaufort restaurant
  • Location: Montreal, Canada
  • Photography: Alison Slattery
  • Client: Hoogan et Beaufort (Marc-André Jetté and William Saulnier)
  • Designer: Alexandre Baldwin

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