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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.

Boreas Building in Santa Fe, Argentina by Martin Aloras

 
March 6th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Martin Aloras

Pichincha Neighborhood is a low-density area of Rosario, in full development and exceptionally located. This urban site is under a master plan(named after the neighborhood),which in order to preserve its heritage and urban scale restricts the maximum heights of new buildings. As a consequence, apartment building construction is restricted and the existing buildings are started to be rented for other uses pursuant to the new regulations.

Image Courtesy © Walter Salcedo

Image Courtesy © Walter Salcedo

  • Architects: Martin Aloras
  • Project: Boreas Building
  • Location: Jujuy 2351, S2000JHC Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
  • Photography: Walter Salcedo
  • Architect in Charge: Martín Aloras
  • Structure: Ingeniero Omar Morris
  • Collaborators: Santiago Bueno
  • Builder: Sauce constructora
  • Area: 1077.0 sim
  • Project Year: 2014

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PEAK LINE – Parametric Urban Planning in San Diego, California by SO/AP ARCHITECTS

 
March 4th, 2016 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: SO/AP ARCHITECTS

GENERAL DESIGN:

The bias of SO/AP agency was to design an urban pattern generated by tools for parametric programming. The urban grid, the study of heights and typology of housing are the optimized results from simulations between a 3D parametric design software, and software for environmental analysis.

All data as solar radiation, natural lighting condition, thermal performance and water consumption have been integrated to the urban design from the beginning.

A urban grid with 20/20m plots – 10m spaced -, is at first uniformly contorted to have the optimize pattern following the contour lines on slopping fields. The simulating of solar potential generates two progressive areas of highest building. It defined two urban attractive areas; each one will be specially focused on winter activities or summer activities.  A last parametric control working on plots morphology, define the optimized housing typology and zoning area.

Image Courtesy © SO/AP Architectes

Image Courtesy © SO/AP Architectes

  • Architects: SO/AP ARCHITECTS
  • Project: PEAK LINE – Parametric Urban Planning
  • Location: San Diego, California, USA

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Urban Skyfarm in Seoul, Korea by Aprilli

 
March 4th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Aprilli

The Urban Skyfarm is a vertical farm design proposal for a site located in downtown Seoul, right adjacent to the Cheonggyecheon stream which is a heavily populated dense urban area within the central business district. Inspired by the ecological system of giant trees, the Urban Skyfarm is a prototype vertical farm project which would mainly support local food production and distribution while at the same time contribute to improving the environmental quality through water, air filtration and renewable energy production.

Image Courtesy © Aprilli

Image Courtesy © Aprilli

  • Architects: Aprilli
  • Project: Urban Skyfarm
  • Location: Seoul, Korea
  • Project Height: Sky farm (160m), Hydroponic Farm (45m)
  • Total Area: 157,800 m2 (Sky farm 144,450 m2, Hydroponic Farm 13,350 m2)
  • Program: Hydroponic Farm, Botanic Garden, Viewing Deck, Cafeteria, Farmers Market, Water Filtration Facility, Renewable Energy Production Facility
  • Material: Light weight steel structure with open joint aluminum cladding.
  • Farming System: Medium based Hydroponic System, Solution based Hydroponic System

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New Civic Centre in Villacidro, Italy by 3TI PROGETTI

 
March 4th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: v2com

The poet Gabriele D’Annunzio starts off with these words the poem ‘Sa Spendula’, in 1882, dedicated to the local waterfall, defining with few telling lines the peculiarity of the landscape around Villacidro: the city is located on the mouth of a valley, between the mountains. The urban fabric of the city, in particular in its historic part, developed itself in direct relation with the landscape morphology, defining building clusters clung to the rocks, one on top of the other, terraced squares and gardens, narrow streets and steep stairs.

General view, Image Courtesy © 3TI PROGETTI + 3TI_LAB

General view, Image Courtesy © 3TI PROGETTI + 3TI_LAB

  • Architects: 3TI PROGETTI
  • Project: New Civic Centre
  • Location: Villacidro, Italy

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20 hectare urban regeneration project in Bunkyō-ku, Japan by Conran and Partners

 
March 4th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: v2com

Won in limited competition against a list of international architects including Cesar Pelli, KPF and Kengo Kuma, Conran and Partners has led this significant project, Tokyo’s single largest development in the last 10 years, as both Design Architect and Design Supervisor since 2004.

Image Courtesy © Edmund Sumner

Image Courtesy © Edmund Sumner

  • Architects: Conran and Partners 
  • Project: 20 hectare urban regeneration project 
  • Location: Bunkyō-ku, Japan
  • Photography: Edmund Sumner

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KL House in Québec, Canada by Bourgeois / Lechasseur Architects

 
March 4th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: v2com

At our first meeting, the clients spoke of simplicity and an open view of the woods. They wanted a house that “looks like a house.” They preferred a more traditional style, reminiscent of East Coast homes by the sea, standing like cedar-shingled “lighthouses,” standing strong against the storms. These houses seem to rise up to view the horizon. From the beginning, we could see that they were open to contemporaneity and boldness, even though they wished to retain the traditional country style of North Hatley’s early homes. This duality between the traditional and the modern was our guide throughout the design.

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

  • Architects: Bourgeois / Lechasseur Architects
  • Project: KL House
  • Location: North Hatley, Québec, Canada
  • Photography: Adrien Williams
  • General Contractor: Josée Lemire
  • Year of construction: 2015

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Public Library in Estaminet in Grenay, France by Richard+Schoeller architectes

 
March 4th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Richard+Schoeller architectes 

Implanted in the inner city of Grenay (Pas-de-Calais, France), the media library offers the municipality with a cultural equipment designed to answer the need of population. The project is located at a triangular crossroad between three old mining conglomerations which used to constitute the town. The immediate urban fabric is mainly composed of pavilions and it was essential to the contractor that this location become the centre of Grenay. Before conceiving the project, the cultural team visited several European libraries. Dutch facilities and their organization of light and numerical comfort particularly caught their attention. A substantial part of the building was lifted in order to offer a view on the horizon and preserve a transparency toward the south of the city. The ground floor is thus alleviated and the visitor’s curiosity aroused by both the interiors and the light which filters through vertical slots. The entrance of the library and its general configuration contains no obstacles The smooth roof allows visitors to park their bikes underneath, meet, discuss and share ideas. The acoustics provide calm and serenity and it is possible for the readers to isolate themselves in multiple spaces which merge as a cluster toward the reception.

Image Courtesy © Sergio Grazia

Image Courtesy © Sergio Grazia

  • Architects: Richard+Schoeller architectes
  • Project: Public Library in Estaminet
  • Location: Rue Jules Guesdes – Grenay (Pas de Calais), France
  • Photography: Sergio Grazia
  • Software used: Vectorworks, C4D + Vray
  • Client: Mayor of Grenay
  • Surface: 2500 m2
  • Cost all include: 5 M€
  • Year: 2014 -15

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Between Trees in Fukuoka, Japan by Tailored design Lab

 
March 4th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Tailored design Lab

Fukuoka is a unique and vibrant city with a population of 1.5 million and is continuing to grow. The building site is located in a residential area and is three train stations away from the city-center, an area that is currently building 10-story high residences. The landlord requested the design and building of a rental complex in one section of a 3,000 m² site. A small hill opens toward the east; this has been a living area for a long time as ancient dwellings have been excavated here.

Image Courtesy © Yuji Nishijima

Image Courtesy © Yuji Nishijima

  • Architects: Tailored design Lab
  • Project: Between Trees
  • Location: Fukuoka-city, Fukuoka, Japan
  • Photography: Yuji Nishijima
  • Contractor: Kai Kensetsu
  • Structure: Reinforced Concrete
  • Site Area: 673.45 m²
  • Building Area: 175.20 m²
  • Total Floor area: 411.20 m²
  • Construction: 2013.10-2014.06

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The First Hypogean Prosciutto factory in Perugia, Italy by Enzo Eusebiarchitects–Nothing Studio

 
March 4th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Architects: Enzo Eusebiarchitects–Nothing Studio

The firm Nothing Studio signs the Opificio Salpi, a cutting-edge project characterized by high quality standards and a strong sensitivity towards nature, both values are at the foundation of Enzo Eusebi’s design philosophy.

Image Courtesy © Enzo Eusebiarchitects–Nothing Studio

Image Courtesy © Enzo Eusebiarchitects–Nothing Studio

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Homefarm in Singapore by SPARK architects

 
March 4th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: v2com

SPARK unveils Homefarm – a concept for the next generation of retirement housing – at today’s Retirement Living World China 2014 conference in Shanghai. The bold conceptual project proposes the combination of apartments and facilities for seniors with vertical urba farming. SPARK’s aim is to generate discussion about the many potentials that can emerg from the mixing of two typically separate realms.

The question of how to support and accommodate a rapidly ageing population confronts man nations in Asia. In Singapore, for example, a substantial demographic shift is underway. By 2030, one in five Singapore residents will be aged 65 years and over (up from 6 per cent in 1990). The swelling proportion of seniors will place significant demands on social, economic and infrastructural systems.

Deck Level, Image Courtesy © SPARK architects

Deck Level, Image Courtesy © SPARK architects

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