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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.

DOM in Tours, France by Edouard Brunet Architecte

 
April 23rd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Edouard Brunet Architecte 

Located in the city centre of Tours (France) the project consists in transforming the interiors of a typical post- World War II flat. The rather unpretentious and small flat has been revamped in order to maximise the sensation of space and give it more soul.

Context:

The flat’s surface equals 65 m2 and the external structure has been kept untouched. The existing building was built with basic materials, hence the medium quality. The heating / water and electricity conduits are visible. Since it was built, the flat has not been redesigned or transformed: the flat is partitioned, as it is usually the case for flats from this period.

Image Courtesy © Edouard Brunet Architecte

  • Architects: Edouard Brunet Architecte (Edouard Brunet and Julie Duchateau)
  • Project: DOM
  • Location: Tours, France
  • Auto-construction: Dominique Bouyneau (OAK Agencement)
  • Surface: 65 m²
  • Year of construction: 2016

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The Wine Ayutthaya in Thailand by Bangkok Project Studio

 
April 23rd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Bangkok Project Studio 

Situated on a bank of the Chao Phraya River in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province, The Wine Ayutthaya is a new leisure place for wine drinkers. The building was constructed to become a new tourist attraction in hopes of stimulating the economy of local communities surrounding this world heritage site, which was the capital city of Thailand 400 years ago. The building is a product of architectural creativity and environmental context molded into a magnet for tourists.

Image Courtesy © Spaceshift Studio

  • Architects: Bangkok Project Studio
  • Project: The Wine Ayutthaya
  • Location: Ayutthaya, Thailand
  • Photography: Spaceshift Studio
  • Client: Soraya Visitsopa
  • Architect: Boonserm Premthada
  • Design team: Nathan Mehl
  • Main contractor: Local craftsman
  • Consultant: Boonserm Premthada
  • Built area: 215 sq. m.
  • Completion date: 24 March 2017

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Bilateral House in Toronto, Canada by Audax

 
April 23rd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: v2com

“Bilateral house is characterized by its two unique façades. The main façade is heritage while the rear is distinctly modern. At first glance, each side appears to be different, however upon a closer look you begin to understand how they are related,” says Gianpiero Pugliese, Principal of Audax.

The homeowners of Bilateral House are a married couple with three girls. They purchased a lot with a 116-year-old Period Revival home in a mature picturesque neighbourhood in the city. As avid collectors of contemporary art and vintage furniture, they wanted to build a modern gallery-inspired home with high ceilings to display their collections artfully. However shortly after purchasing their property, the house was designated as Heritage and could not be demolished.

Main façade which was faithfully restored. Demolished brick from the rear was used to build a new integrated garage, Image Courtesy © Shai Gil

  • Architects: Audax
  • Project: Bilateral House
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Photography: William Suarez, Shai Gil

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Masader Arabian Office in Cairo, Egypt by Comelite Architecture & Structure

 
April 23rd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Comelite Architecture & Structure

The main aspects of this design project were to keep the look simple and casual, with a modern and high class touch and with emphasis on the reception desk.

CHALLENGE 

Masader Arabian decided to open a branch in Egypt and therefore purchased a floor of an apartment building. The Project Director, Mohammed Moktader was looking for an architectural company that would remodel and convert the apartment into an office. The two room apartment would have to be converted to an office with a reception, exhibition and waiting room, General Manager’s room, meeting room and rooms for the employees. The client was looking for a modern yet subtle look.

Image Courtesy © Comelite Architecture & Structure

  • Architects: Comelite Architecture & Structure
  • Project: Masader Arabian Office
  • Location: Cairo, Egypt
  • Client: Mohammad Abdul Moktader, Project Director & Business Development Manager at Water & Power Projects Co (WPPco.)
  • Date: December 2015

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WIM HOF in Barneveld, The Netherlands by IWT

 
April 23rd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: IWT 

Design studio IWT converts two rural barns into a glass house and wooden cave for Wim Hof in the east of the Netherlands. The Iceman (www.innerfire.nl) focus on the integration of extreme human physical endurance with psychological performance through a.o. breathing exercises, cold water exposure and meditation training for both international private clients and professional athletes.

Image Courtesy © Pim Top

500 unit residential development in Birmingham, England by Architects of Invention

 
April 23rd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Architects of Invention 

London-based practice Architects of Invention (AI) has submitted a design proposal for 500 residential units in Birmingham’s Digbeth area.

The practice was approached by Chinese private equity fund PGC- Capital whose The Jewel Court, 77 one-two bed luxury apartments, is already on site in Birmingham.

Image Courtesy © Architects of Invention

  • Architects: Architects of Invention
  • Project: 500 unit residential development
  • Location: 175 High Street Bordesley, Digbeth, Birmingham, England, UK
  • Client: PGC Capital (China)
  • Team: Dominykas Daunys, Carlos Hurtado de Mendoza, Nikoloz Japaridze, Anton Khmelnitskiy, Vano Ksnelashvili, Davit Tsanava
  • Structure: Combined CLT & Concrete
  • Consultants: Engenuiti (Structure), DSA engineers, HED (Landscape), GAP (Interiors), Alpha Omega, FUTIQUE Developers
  • Budget: £70 mil
  • Size: 38 500 m²

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House of the Acacia in Colombia by David Macias – Arquitectura & Urbanismo

 
April 23rd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: David Macias – Arquitectura & Urbanismo 

Facing the majesty of an old native tree, as a pre-existence on the land to be built, this was the perfect excuse to generate the design of the house. In the middle of the lot and with the natural traces of the passage of time, this natural element was the great actor in the middle of a difficult but important decision, to rescue it and recover its splendor. Decision that led to the architectural design to revolve around it, taking advantage of its virtue as a generator of shadow, helping the home to provide self-regulation and climatic comfort on warm days. The shade, an important aspect for a recreational house in warm weather, was generated by eaves in front, looking for the perfect orientation to minimize the direct impacts of the sun. However, the shadows generated by the same architectural design through its eaves were sufficient for the control of the private areas, reason why and thinking in the best implantation for the house it was decided to isolate the architectural volume towards one of the boundaries, Respecting in a natural way the land adjacent to the tree keeping its roots intact. This decision allowed to generate a center of activity where the main actor becomes the tree and the shadow that it projects, allowing to design a large perimeter terrace, outdoor spaces and recreation that take life under the old native tree.

Image Courtesy © Santiago Robayo

  • Architects: David Macias – Arquitectura & Urbanismo
  • Project: House of the Acacia
  • Location: Colombia
  • Photography: Santiago Robayo
  • Interior designer: Julian Macias
  • Energy and Sustainable Building Design: Bioteckta John Saavedra

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FCB Chicago in Illinois by TPG Architecture

 
April 23rd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: TPG Architecture

FCB Chicago, the largest agency within the Foote, Cone & Belding global network, recently relocated to the iconic John Hancock Center. The new office’s modern and comfortable design clearly expresses the spirit, culture and direction of this advertising/marketing powerhouse.

Image Courtesy © Eric Laignel

  • Architects: TPG Architecture
  • Project: FCB Chicago
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Photography: Eric Laignel

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The House in Forte dei Marmi in Lucca, Italy by FABBRICANOVE Architetti

 
April 23rd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: FABBRICANOVE Architetti

The House in Forte dei Marmi, a work of architectural office FABBRICANOVE, releases a landscape that in the past was place where explosive materials were produced, then military ones, then it was reclaimed as an agricultural land, then it was marked by the concrete of the highway.

Located between the coast and the Apuane Alps, the villa amazes with its distinct and clear features, through which the respect to the particular allocation can be recognized, where the touristic vocation contributed to the development of the place. In the chaos and in the planning approximation of big part of the contemporary Italian construction, the formula to highlight one virtuous example is simplicity.

Image Courtesy © Filippo Romano

  • Architects: FABBRICANOVE Architetti
  • Project: The House in Forte dei Marmi
  • Location: Lucca, Italy
  • Photography: Filippo Romano
  • Collaboratori: Renata Laudati, Daniele Capolicchio, Francesco Capriotti
  • Structural engineering: Studio Baroni, Enrico Baroni, Paolo Baroni (Firenze)
  • Dimensions: surface 550 square meter

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CRYSTALS AT CITYCENTER in Las Vegas, USA by Studio Libeskind

 
April 21st, 2017 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Studio Libeskind 

As the retail heart of the MGM MIRAGE CityCenter project, The Shops at Crystals is a 500,000-square-foot retail and entertainment space that serves as the connective tissue of the otherwise vertical “city within a city.”

Image Courtesy © Studio Libeskind

  • Architects: Studio Libeskind
  • Project: CRYSTALS AT CITYCENTER
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  • Client: MGM Mirage
  • Structural Engineer: Halcrow Yolles
  • Facade Consultant: Israel Berger & Associates
  • Interior Designer: Rockwell Group
  • Building Area: 46, 500 sq.m.
  • Completed: 2009

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