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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.

Shell House in Almaty, Kazakhstan by Lenz Architects

 
October 22nd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Lenz Architects

Damir Ussenov and his architectural firm Lenz Architects designed a villa in the foothills of Almaty. The main aim of the architect was to create a separate, isolated and safe space, while making it possible to enjoy the wildlife. The unique metal framework allows natural light to enter the interior, bypassing the dense thickets and difficult terrain. The facade consists of dynamic aluminum panels which using an electronic mechanism can close windows and isolate the house from the environment, providing security and soundproofing. Panels are treated with white plaster EIFS (Exterior Insulation and Finishing Systems) which have thermal insulation properties and sanitizers. The house, which resembles a shell, includes a large studio with a kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and a relaxation room. A spiral staircase leads to an open and comfortable guest bedroom.

Image Courtesy © Lenz Architects

  • Architects: Lenz Architects
  • Project: Shell House
  • Location: Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • Built area: 400 m2

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Canon of Dutch History in Arnhem, The Netherlands by KOSSMANN.DEJONG

 
October 22nd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: KOSSMANN.DEJONG

Kossmann.dejong designs the new Canon of Dutch History exhibition in the Holland Open Air Museum, Arnhem

The Canon of Dutch History, the list of 50 topics that summarises Dutch history, comes to life as a new permanent exhibition in the Holland Open Air Museum in Arnhem. Housed in the refurbished entrance pavilion designed by Mecanoo, Kossmann.dejong’s design is imagined as a multimedia film set. The theatrical combination of physical, interactive and audio-visual media with unique collection presentations results in an engaging and fascinating visual narrative. The carefully reconstructed spatial collage of historic icons is interwoven with stories from everyday people, giving visitors an in-depth experience of the past from today’s perspective.

Image Courtesy © Kossmann.dejong

  • Architects: KOSSMANN.DEJONG ( Mecanoo )
  • Project: Canon of Dutch History
  • Location: Arnhem, the Netherlands 
  • Client: Holland Open Air Museum
  • General concept and content: XPEX
  • Project management: Joep Schellekens
  • Concept/design AV: Redrum
  • Concept/ design interactives: IJsfontein

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Nido Inside Out in Milan, Italy by ZPZ PARTNERS

 
October 22nd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: ZPZ PARTNERS

The project transforms a ground floor apartment in the historic center of Milan into a private nursery facility, trying to nurture the two souls of the place: the pedagogical project and the residential build-ing classic identity.

Image Courtesy © ZPZ PARTNERS

  • Architects: ZPZ PARTNERS
  • Project: Nido Inside Out
  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Software used: ArchiCAD

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BDI Ambaram in Bhiwadi, Rajasthan by Design Forum International

 
October 20th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Design Forum International

In an endeavor to provide super design value to the clients, DFI has come up with another housing project in the “cost effective” segment, an intervention to solve the affordability problem. The project has been especially designed for the masses who are looking for the same comfort and security of a self-owned home that the more fortunate middle class enjoys.

Image Courtesy © Design Forum International

  • Architects: Design Forum International (Anand Sharma )
  • Project: BDI Ambaram
  • Location: Tapukrah, Bhiwadi, Rajasthan, India
  • Name of Client: Berry developers Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd..
  • Design Team: Navin singh, Abhishek kr. Sinha , Manish kr singh
  • Structural Consultants:  NNC  Design International
  • Electrical Consultants: Consummate Engineering Services (P) Ltd.
  • HVAC: Consummate Engineering Services (P) Ltd.
  • Site Area (sq ft & sq m): 55435.650 sqmt , 596704.347 sqft
  • Built-Up Area (sq ft & sq m): 79442.561 sqmt
  • Start Date: September 2013
  • Completion Date: phase I completed 2015

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Parque Científico e Tecnológico do Vale do Taquari – Tecnovates in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil by Tartan Arquitetura e Urbanismo

 
October 20th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Tartan Arquitetura e Urbanismo

The town of Lajeado is an exponent in food production, with a large number of business in this economic sector. This makes it a suitable place to houses Vale do Taquari Science and Technology Park

Image Courtesy © Marcelo Donadussi

  • Architects: Tartan Arquitetura e Urbanismo
  • Project: Parque Científico e Tecnológico do Vale do Taquari – Tecnovates
  • Location: Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Photography: Marcelo Donadussi

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The Exchange in Columbus, Ohio by Oyler Wu Collaborative

 
October 20th, 2017 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Oyler Wu Collaborative

The Exchange sits within the plaza adjacent to the Irwin Conference Center by Eero Saarinen (formerly the Irwin Union Bank) and makes use of the three existing canopies that formerly served the drive-through bank tellers. The design challenge was to “activate” the space while relating a contemporary design concept to the historic building and existing site conditions. Oyler Wu’s research into Eero Saarinen’s oeuvre, along with analysis of the site, led to a focus on three keys concepts: the unification of the existing canopies into a rectangular volume, solid/void relationships that include a \”loose fit\” placement of solid elements within carved voids throughout the scheme, and the use of contrasting tectonic strategies of solid and frame. The intention of this strategy is to produce the sense that the pavilion is simultaneously brand new and that it has always been there.

Image Courtesy © Oyler Wu Collaborative

  • Architects: Oyler Wu Collaborative (Dwayne Oyler, Jenny Wu )
  • Project: The Exchange
  • Location: Columbus, Ohio, USA
  • Project Leaders: Harrison Steinbuch, Hans Koesters, Lung Chi Chang
  • Design and Fabrication Team: Oyler Wu Collaborative: Dwayne Oyler, Jenny Wu, Harrison Steinbuch, Hans Koesters, Lung Chi Chang, Clint Johnson, Andy Magner, Tucker van Leuwen-Hall, Irvin Shaifa, Dongwoo Suk, Thomas Lanham, Andrea Sanchez, Emilijia Landsbergis, Ibrahim Ibrahim, Suhan Na, Hsiyuan Pan
  • Engineering: Nous Engineering, Matthew Melnyk, Katahdin Engineering LLC, Elizabeth Woolf

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BGB GROUP in New York by TPG Architecture

 
October 20th, 2017 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: TPG Architecture 

BGB is an unusual communications agency in that it’s not part of an international conglomerate, it’s privately owned, which means that BGB has a specific – and colorful – personality. TPG Architecture worked closely with Gregory Passaretti and Brendon Phalen, Managing Partners, to bring its new space to life with bright colors, themed conference rooms and other amenities that their youthful workforce would surely appreciate; BGB was founded in 2005 by Passaretti, Phalen and a third partner and it is tightly focused: the firm only works with pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device clients. BGB currently has about 215 employees in the new, two floor 47,000 square foot space.

Image Courtesy © TPG Architecture

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AZ SINT-LUCAS CAR PARK in Ghent, Belgium by ABSCIS ARCHITECTEN

 
October 20th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: ABSCIS ARCHITECTEN 

From Ghent’s ring road the first sight of the hospital AZ Sint-Lucas one gets is the multi-storey car park. For this reason the design devotes a lot of attention to the atmosphere and appearance of the site. The project zone is split into two parts, with the high capacity car park distributed over two buildings. This creation of two smaller buildings is effective within the spatial context and the granular size of the hospital campus, and creates a visual axis leading to the hospital.

Image Courtesy © ABSCIS ARCHITECTEN

  • Architects: ABSCIS ARCHITECTEN
  • Project: AZ SINT-LUCAS CAR PARK
  • Location: Groenebriel 1 9000, Ghent, Belgium
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Client: Vzw AZ Sint-Lucas & Volkskliniek
  • Design Team: 
    • Vereniging van Studiebureaus: Abscis – Technum
  • Cost: € 12 020 000 excl. VAT and fees
  • Gross Area (M2): 40 223 m²
  • Study: 2012 – 2013
  • Realisation: 2013 – 2015

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Office De Nijs in Warmenhuizen, The Netherlands by LEVS ARCHITECTEN

 
October 18th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: LEVS ARCHITECTEN 

In accord with the philosophy of contractor De Nijs, LEVS produced a pure design, with the kind of detailed craftsmanship that only De Nijs dares to take up, and with wooden window frames that embody the contracting company’s own clarity and robustness.

Image Courtesy © LEVS architecten

  • Architects: LEVS ARCHITECTEN
  • Project: Office De Nijs
  • Location: Warmenhuizen, The Netherlands

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Mayfair Residential Tower in Melbourne, Australia by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA)

 
October 18th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA)

Located within the established streetscape of St Kilda Road, the design enables residents to make full advantage of its excellent location within Melbourne. The fluid forms of the façade define large balconies for each apartment and spectacular views of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Port Phillip Bay, Albert Park and skyline of the Central Business District.

Image Courtesy © Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA)

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) (Elenberg Fraser, Stefano Paiocchi (Arch.), Daniel Fiser (ID) )
  • Project: Mayfair Residential Tower
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • ZHA Project Director: Michele Pasca di Magliano
  • ZHA Project Team: Marina Martinez, Luca Ruggeri, Anat Stern, Roberta Sartori, Sam Mcheileh, Alejandro Diaz,  Nhan Vo, Michael Sims, Maria Echeverri, Raquel Arauco Ordas, Kate Revyakina, Michael Rogers, Flavia Santos, Daniel Coley, Natasha Gill, Ashwanth Govindaraji, Arian Hakimi Nejad, Jose Castaneda, Afsoon Eshaghi, Alessandra Catello, Millie Anderson, Arya Safavi, Hee Seung Lee, Johannes Elias, Juan Camilo Mogollon, Julia Hyoun Hee Na, Manuele Gaioni
  • ZHA Competition Team: Gianluca Racana, Michele Pasca di Magliano, Ludovico Lombardi, Daniel Fiser, Luca Ruggeri, Julia Hyoun Hee Na, Hee Seung Lee, Nhan Vo, Sobitha Ravinchandran, Adam Twigger, Rafael Contreras, Annarita Papeschi, MohammadAli Mirzaei, Kostantinos Psomas
  • Structural & Civil Engineering: Webber Design
  • Building Services Engineering: Murchie Consulting
  • Town Planner: SJB

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