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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.

Al Jazeera Network Studio Building in Doha, Qatar by Veech X Veech

 
June 4th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Veech X Veech 

Vienna-based Veech X Veech expands Al Jazeera’s headquarters in Doha, Qatar, by creating a landmark building and two broadcast media environments.

Veech X Veech has recently been honored with this year’s Set of the Year Award at the NAB in Las Vegas, conferred by NewcastStudio, the most important trade platform for the broadcasting industry.

Image Courtesy © Hufton + Crow

  • Architects: Veech X Veech
  • Project: Al Jazeera Network Studio Building
  • Location: Doha, Qatar
  • Photography: Hufton + Crow
  • Client: Al Jazeera Media Network
  • Design Team: Stuart A. Veech, Mascha Veech-Kosmatschof, Thomas Milly, Bernhard Trummer, Miguel Pereira, Mihai Potra
  • Building Size: 1650sqm
  • Studio Size: 400sqm

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Writers Theatre in Illinois by Studio Gang

 
June 4th, 2017 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Studio Gang

Organized as a village-like cluster of distinct volumes that surround a central hub, the building’s form resonates with the character of Glencoe’s downtown. The theater’s two performance spaces—a main stage and a smaller black box venue—employ innovative staging and seating configurations to maximize the sense of intimacy between actors and audience and to enhance the immersive experience of Writers’ productions.

Image Courtesy © Hedrich Blessing

  • Architects: Studio Gang
  • Project: Writers Theatre
  • Location: Glencoe, Illinois, USA
  • Photography: Hedrich Blessing
  • Client: Writers Theatre

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Economics and Business Faculty in Santiago, Chile by DUQUE MOTTA & AA

 
June 4th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: DUQUE MOTTA & AA

The project is the result of the competition for the revision of the new Huechuraba Campus master plan, and the definition of the project for its first phase, the Economics and Business Faculty of the Diego Portales University.

The site is located at the foot of San Cristobal hill, sloping and slightly raised above the Huechuraba valley. With the location of the new campus, the Faculty seeks to build a strong link between its academic development and the professional reality, as it is at one of the most important business centers in the city.

Image Courtesy © FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

  • Architects: DUQUE MOTTA & AA (Rafael Hevia, Rodrigo Duque Motta, Gabriela Manzi)
  • Project: Economics and Business Faculty
  • Location: Santiago, Chile
  • Photography: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra
  • Collaborator: Catalina Ventura – Martin Holmes
  • Project Management: Unidad Servicios Externos UDP
  • Structures: Luis Soler P. & Asociados
  • Landscape: Francisca Saelzer

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Toi Ohomai Health Sciences Building in Rotorua, New Zealand by MOAA Architects

 
June 4th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: MOAA Architects

In 2012, Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology held a design competition by invitation for their new Health Sciences Building. MOAA Architects in association with DCA received first prize. Following award of the project, extensive stakeholder consultation began in order to redefine what was a very traditional brief for teaching of specialist nursing education.

Image Courtesy © MOAA Architects

  • Architects: MOAA Architects
  • Project: Toi Ohomai Health Sciences Building
  • Location: Rotorua, New Zealand

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MeMo HOUSE in Buenos Aires, Argentina by BAM! arquitectura

 
June 4th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: BAM! arquitectura

The MeMo house, which was built on a plot in San Isidro, in the northern part of the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, was conceived on the premise of a client who is passionate about landscaping and has a strong conviction regarding sustainability and the environment. The premise was to develop a project in a plot between infill buildings while reducing to the maximum extent possible the loss of green spaces due to the construction of the house.

Image Courtesy © Jeremías Thomas

  • Architects: BAM! arquitectura
  • Project: MeMo HOUSE
  • Location: San Isidro, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Photography: Jeremías Thomas
  • Software used: Rhino and Lumion
  • Head Architects: Gonzalo Bardach – Matías Mosquera
  • Design Team: Gonzalo Bardach – Matías Mosquera – Marcos Gonzalez Mazza – Angélica Weissheim
  • Landscape Design: Bulla

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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.

Image Courtesy © Olson Kundig

  • 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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