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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.

School theatre in Moscow, Russia by FORM

 
October 2nd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: FORM

For the gut renovation of a typological soviet school theatre the task was to maximise the potential of the room and improve the seating arrangement.

Image Courtesy © Ilya Ivanov

Image Courtesy © Ilya Ivanov

  • Architects: FORM (Olga Treiwas, Vera Odyn, Vlada Zagainova, Alina Yaroshenko)
  • Project: School theatre
  • Location: Moscow, Russia
  • Photography: Ilya Ivanov
  • Software used: AutoCAD and ArchiCAD
  • Year: 2015

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Restaurante Cañadio in Santander, Spain by Zooco Estudio

 
October 2nd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Zooco Estudio

The biggest challenge to face in designing restaurants is undoubtedly the intervention in a local / business lockstep established over the years. This is the case we find in “Cañadío Santander”, reference restaurant in town with a long history curd for 35 years.

Image Courtesy © Orlando Gutiérrez

Image Courtesy © Orlando Gutiérrez

  • Architects: Zooco Estudio
  • Project: Restaurante Cañadio
  • Location: Santander, Spain
  • Photography: Orlando Gutiérrez
  • Creative Director: Zooco Estudio
  • Designer(s): Miguel Crespo Picot, Javier Guzmán Benito, Sixto Martín Martínez
  • Collaborators: Beatriz Cavia, María Larriba
  • Completed Year: 2016

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Arcadian Food & Drink in Cleveland, Ohio by Robert Maschke Architects

 
October 2nd, 2016 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Robert Maschke Architects

Arcadian Food & Drink celebrates the dining experience as theater, setting a dynamic stage within an existing building where guest are both audience and cast. This adaptive reuse restaurant, located in Cleveland, Ohio’s recently revitalized Gordon Square Arts District, resides among several theaters, galleries, and local shops, helping to further activate the existing streetscape. Offering premium quality beverages and entrees, the Arcadian Food & Drink provides diners with a unique architectural experience.

Image Courtesy © Robert Maschke Architects

Image Courtesy © Robert Maschke Architects

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Casa Moscova in Milan, Italy by Studio GUM

 
October 2nd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Studio GUM 

The Moscova house is a volume with rectangular plan, placed on the fifth and top floor of a nineteenth century building, situated in a street corridor connecting the ‘garden’ of the city of Milan, the Sempione Park, to “Chinatown”, whose pronunciation perfectly alludes today to that cosmopolitan quality of big and small cities. The longitudinal development of the plan measures 5×20 m: the elongated west side adjoins to a symmetrical apartment, presenting thus no openings, while towards east wide roof openings offer a  broad view onto the skyline of Porta Garibaldi. The structure is of masonry and the thick partition walls of pressed bricks of which it consists divide the space in four communicating areas, connected towards west by a series of aligned openings that offer a full visual lengthwise from one end to the other. On top of the one sided pitched wooden roof, a row of skylights delivers a significant amount of light towards the ‘blind’ side of the house.

Image Courtesy © Filippo Bamberghi

Image Courtesy © Filippo Bamberghi

  • Architects: Studio GUM
  • Project: Casa Moscova
  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Photography: Filippo Bamberghi
  • Designers: Valentina Giampiccolo_Giuseppe Minaldi
  • Collaborators: Consuelo Rosso_ Peter Russo_Marco Scebba
  • Construction company: Fimac LTD
  • Cabinetmaking: The furniture Wood, Marco Bracchitta
  • Blacksmith: Giuseppe Di Benedetto
  • Ground floor: 142 sq m
  • Outer surface: 11 sq.m.
  • History: November 2014 2013_luglio

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An Occupation of Loss in New York by OMA

 
October 2nd, 2016 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: OMA 

Artist Taryn Simon in collaboration with OMA/Shohei Shigematsu has created a major new work for Park Avenue Armory’s Wade Thompson Drill Hall, co-commissioned by the Armory and Artangel, London. A conceptual artist working primarily with image and text, Simon breaks form with her first-ever directed performance in a monumental sculptural setting, in which she considers the anatomy of grief and the intricate systems that we devise to contend with the irrationality of the universe. On view September 13 – 25, 2016 at the Armory, An Occupation of Loss will be presented by Artangel in London next year.

Image Courtesy © Naho Kubota

Image Courtesy © Naho Kubota

  • Architects: OMA
  • Project: An Occupation of Loss
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Photography: Naho Kubota

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De Opmaat extended school in Arnhem, The Netherlands by AHH

 
October 2nd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: AHH 

De Opmaat, an extended school located where a meadow landscape meets the outskirts of Arnhem, houses a primary school, a nursery, a playgroup and a gym. The building has sloping roofs, staggered in relation to one another, with stairways, tribune steps, rooflights and roof vegetation. The form fits in with the surrounding area. Thanks to the green on the roofs, the view of the landscape from the houses on the other side remains intact. The glazed frontage on the north side refers to the nearby glasshouses.

Image Courtesy © Herman van Doorn

Image Courtesy © Herman van Doorn

  • Architects: AHH
  • Project: De Opmaat extended school
  • Location: Arnhem, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Ellen Tijben, Herman van Doorn, Herman Hertzberger, René de Wit
  • Area: 3,230 m2
  • Year: 2004-2007

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Mangulica house in Yucatan, Mexico by Alberto Zavala Arquitectos

 
October 2nd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Alberto Zavala Arquitectos 

This house is located on the tropical coast of Yucatan, Mexico, its keynote idea being to confuse the borders existing between the “inside” and the “outside”. This duality gives rise to surprises and a constant awareness of situations occurring outside. Movement (motion) becomes particularly important, as does the change from day to night and the changing of seasons.

Image Courtesy © Alberto Zavala Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Alberto Zavala Arquitectos

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Butanta House in São Paulo, Brazil by LAB Arquitetos

 
October 2nd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: LAB Arquitetos

In sight of a comfortable house for the whole family, the owners decided to renovate an old house from the early 50s.
The architects from Lab Arquitetos developed the project in order to integrate the outdoor area to the inside of the house, making it possible the usage of pergolas, balconies and wide windows.

Searching for an aesthetical look that refers to the northern Argentina fields and grasslands, rustic materials such as wood were used, contrasting with the contemporary furniture and integrated rooms.

Image Courtesy © Marcelo Kahn

Image Courtesy © Marcelo Kahn

  • Architects: LAB Arquitetos
  • Project: Butanta House
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Photography: Marcelo Kahn
  • Project Team: Rodrigo Leopoldi, Marino Barros, Valéria La Terza, Beatriz Paixão
  • Site Area: 903,50 m²
  • Built Area: 469,72 m²
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Conslusion: 2013

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Zn House in Toronto, Canada by +tongtong Inc

 
October 2nd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: v2com

Multidisciplinary design studio +tongtong recently completed a renovation and addition to a traditional Victorian house in Toronto. The house was transformed into an open and bright modern home through a series of strategic moves and incisions.

The specifications were to build a modern family home that expands the area of livable space while remaining true to the vernacular of the neighborhood. This challenge was met with an emphasis on natural materials and light. Inspired by rural living and the original build date of the home, industrial materials accentuate re-imagined architectural qualities in an unmistakable contemporary space.

Image Courtesy © Lisa Petrole

Image Courtesy © Lisa Petrole

  • Architects: +tongtong Inc
  • Project: Zn House
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Photography: Lisa Petrole
  • Designers: John Tong – Lead Designer, Nathan Dykstra – Senior Designer
  • Landscape Contractor & Plant specialist: Neil Turnbull / Hedgerow
  • Millwork Manufacturer: Distinctive by Design
  • Zinc: VM Zinc
  • Contractor: Symmetry Construction

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Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Kentucky by Troyer Group

 
October 2nd, 2016 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Troyer Group 

The one-of-a-kind Ark Encounter project, said to be the largest timber-framed structure in the world, has been completed in Williamstown, KY (40 miles south of Cincinnati, OH).

A family-oriented, historically authentic, and environmentally friendly themed attraction, the Ark Encounter is a to-scale replica of the Biblical Noah’s Ark, which market studies suggest will see 1.2 – 2 million visitors annually. Phase one of the Ark Encounter also has a 1,500 seat restaurant, zip line courses, and a petting zoo. The project began nearly 7 years ago with the planning and permitting process, now the Ark Encounter officially opened on July 7th, 2016.

Image Courtesy © Troyer Group

Image Courtesy © Troyer Group

  • Architects: Troyer Group
  • Project: Ark Encounter
  • Location: Williamstown, Kentucky, USA

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