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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.

Santa Barbara 49 in Valencia, Spain by Mano De Santo

 
July 11th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Mano De Santo 

A project which begins with the selection of the plot and continue with an Idea that respond to the willingness of customers to show their own identity.

An Idea is adapted to take advantage of the topography of the plot which sectorizes criteria of privacy and uses environment.The Plants which buring the services of the houses like parking, warehouse and facilities and emerging from the terrain in the shape of the roundabout with a set of volumes of the plants which is housing uses.

Image Courtesy © Mano De Santo

  • Architects: Mano De Santo
  • Project: Santa Barbara 49
  • Location: Valencia, Spain

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Musashino-kan Shinjuku Cinema Theater in Tokyo, Japan by Key Operation, Inc.

 
July 11th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Key Operation, Inc.

Naito Shinjuku was established in 1699 as a stage stop along a major thoroughfare heading out of Edo (old name of Tokyo). Dropping the “Naito,” the district started to be called Shinjuku in 1920, the same year that saw the Musashino-kan Shinjuku emerge on Shinjuku-dori Avenue, which was also home to the Shinjuku Mitsukoshi store. Local merchants opened a 600-seat movie theater in the three-story wooden structure with tiled façades. In 1928, Musashino-kan Shinjuku relocated to its current site, a new cinema with 1,115 seats housed in a three-story concrete building. During the silent movie era, Musei Tokugawa was active as a narrator here. Later, an air raid over Tokyo caused a fire to burn the entire interior of the theater, but the building survived and became a symbol of post-war recovery. Cinema offered entertainment to the populace, and Musashino-kan entered the golden age in an alliance of more than 20 theaters. But the movie-going population peaked in 1958 at 1.1 billion tickets, and rapidly dropped to 1/3 of that patronage by 1965. Amidst a declining industry, the decrepit Musashino-kan was demolished in 1966 and rebuilt. Still standing today, the building initially consisted of a retail and dining complex seven floors aboveground and three floors underground. The first movie theater in this new building had 500 seats on the seventh floor. In 1994, the Cinema Qualite mini-theater opened. The seventh floor was closed in 2002, and the third-floor theater operations changed banners from Cinema Qualite to Musashino-kan Shinjuku. For the improvements made most recently, however, aseismic reinforcement work on the entire building prompted the Musashino-kan Shinjuku on the third floor to undergo a complete renovation.

Image Courtesy © Nacasa & Partners, Inc.

  • Architects: Key Operation, Inc. (Akira Koyama)
  • Project: Musashino-kan Shinjuku Cinema Theater
  • Location: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Nacasa & Partners, Inc.
  • Software used: Autocad, Illustrator, Photoshop
  • Client ∕ Developer: Musashino Kogyo Co. ,Ltd
  • Quantity Survayor: GEN Architectural Management
  • Construction: Toei Kenko, Hazama Ando Corp.
  • Gross Floor Area: 770.44 m2
  • Lease Area: 879.48 m2
  • Completion: November 2016

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La Colombière in Sutton, Canada by YH2

 
July 11th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: v2com

Initially built as a small storage space by the first owner who was a lumberman, the shed was later rearranged into a forest refuge by its next owners. La Colombière (Dovery) thus represents the completion and third phase of this simple one-storey construction into a true retreat expanding on three floors.

Image Courtesy © Francis Pelletier

  • Architects: YH2
  • Project: La Colombière
  • Location: Sutton, Canada
  • Photography: Loukas Yiacouvakis and Francis Pelletier

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A Constructive Approach in Borki, Russia by Monoloko design

 
July 11th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: v2com

The architecture of this private house is a synthesis of natural materials, such as stone and wood, and simple geometric shapes. The façade’s modern design combines stone and wood: the exterior finish, featuring warm shades of travertine and larch, completes the image of an inviting, cozy and modern country home.

Living room, Image Courtesy © Ilya Ivanov

  • Architects: Monoloko design (Maxim Kashin)
  • Project: A Constructive Approach
  • Location: Borki, Russia
  • Photography: Ilya Ivanov
  • Structural designer: Dmitry Ogarev
  • House area: 500 m2 (5400 sq. ft.)
  • Site area: 0.25 Ha (27,000 sq. ft./0.6 acre)
  • Built: 2014

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Inset House in Bekasi, Indonesia by Delution Architect

 
July 11th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Delution Architect 

Inset House is derived from an Intersection concept that takes place in a Residential Building, where “Flying Garden” becomes a deliberately inserted object to the front of the building to provide various benefits for this house when inhabited by its inhabitants.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Gomulya

  • Architects: Delution Architect
  • Project: Inset House
  • Location: Jatibening, Bekasi, Indonesia
  • Photography: Fernando Gomulya
  • Client: Syahrizal Hamdi
  • Principal Architect: Muhammad Egha ST, Hezby Ryandi ST, Sunjaya Askaria ST, Fahmy Desrizal ST
  • Design Team: Indira Pramundita Setiadewi S.Ars, Naufal Ryandi ST
  • Technical Team: Pandu Eka Panca

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A-to-Z House in San Francisco, California by SAW // Spiegel Aihara Workshop

 
July 11th, 2017 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: v2com

The A-to-Z House by SAW // Spiegel Aihara Workshop wins a 2017 Architecture Award from the San Francisco chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIASF).

The A-to-Z House proposes an alternative to conventional approaches for expanding an outmoded San Francisco home. Perched on a hillside in Golden Gate Heights, a modest single story 1934 developer vernacular structure had limited space and failed to take advantage of expansive views of Sutro Tower, Golden Gate Park, Sausalito, and the Bay. But rather than replacing or merely attaching to the existing structure, the A-to-Z strategy seizes upon the existing forms – scaling, repeating, and manipulating found objects into a contextual collection of structures comprising a dynamic home immersed in its surroundings.

Perspective of Nested Volumes, Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

  • Architects: SAW // Spiegel Aihara Workshop (Dan Spiegel, SAW)
  • Project: A-to-Z House
  • Location: San Francisco, California, USA
  • Photography: Bruce Damonte
  • Landscape Architect: Megumi Aihara, SAW
  • Project Collaborators: Dustin Stephens, Monica Sanga, Osma Dossani
  • Structural Engineer: Strandberg Engineering
  • Completed: 2016

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L’Actiu Restaurant in Barcelona, Spain by LoCa Studio

 
July 11th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: LoCa Studio

L’Actiu is an opportunity to create a warm atmosphere using practical and simple elements that add flexibility and versatility.

Mediterranean and colorful elements define the space indoors as well as outdoors to transform the original aseptic space into a welcoming place. The new restaurant in Barcelona Activa wants to be a reference in gastronomy, cultural events and after work meetings.

Image Courtesy © Pol Viladoms

  • Architects: LoCa Studio
  • Project: L’Actiu Restaurant
  • Location: Poble Nou, Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: Pol Viladoms
  • Lead Architects: Carlota Casanova, Daniel Lorenzo, Marta García Granell, Lara Ferrer, Sònia Lamesa
  • Other participants: Pelayo Méndez, Graphic Design: Rombus, Marta García Granell, Lara Ferrer, Pablo Martinez, Mar Santamaria
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 300m2
  • Completion Year: 2015

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Aloha Espresso Bar in Montréal, Canada by Jean de Lessard – Designers Créatifs

 
July 9th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: v2com

Behind the grey cut stone of an old warehouse store (1869), in the Old Montreal, the most recent Aloha Espresso Bar café explores through shapes the history of Hawaii and the spirit of aloha[1] that intangibly permeates the inhabitants of this rugged terrain archipelago. Created by the interior design firm Jean de Lessard – Designers Créatifs, the café has already been labeled a “tropical paradise” by some Web users.

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

  • Architects: Jean de Lessard – Designers Créatifs
  • Project: Aloha Espresso Bar
  • Location: Montréal, Canada
  • Photography: Adrien Williams
  • Client: Aloha Espresso Bar
  • Design: Jean de Lessard – Designers Créatifs
  • Project coordinator: Alexa Adam
  • General contractor: work coordination by client
  • Millworker: Ébénisterie Top Design

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Twisting Courtyard in Beijing, China by ARCHSTUDIO

 
July 9th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: ARCHSTUDIO

Twisting courtyard is located in Paizihutong, Dashilar Area, Beijing. It used to be a Siheyuan with one single entry. The purpose of the improvement is to upgrade the necessary infrastructure needed for modern life, thus turning this traditional courtyard, which mainly serve as a residence, into an attractive public space of Beijing Inner City.

Image Courtesy © Wang Ning and Jin Weiqi

  • Architects: ARCHSTUDIO
  • Project: Twisting Courtyard
  • Location: Paizihutong, Beijing, China
  • Photography: Wang Ning and Jin Weiqi
  • Design team: Han Wenqiang, Huang Tao
  • Furniture accessories: Song Guochao
  • Site area: 225.4M2
  • Building area: 161.5M2
  • Design time: 2016.06-2016.09
  • Construction time: 2016.10-2017.05

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Lucky Kabob Bar 2.0 in Beijing, China by Robot 3 Studio

 
July 9th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Robot 3 Studio 

The design of White Metal Hut-LUCKY Kabob Bar has been completed in 2016. Then in 2017, the owner of the kabob bar commissioned the expansion work to Robot 3.

Black Stone has existed from the beginning of the Creation.

Image Courtesy © Robot 3 Studio

  • Architects: Robot 3 Studio
  • Project: Lucky Kabob Bar 2.0
  • Location: Kexing Road No. 43, Changping District, Beijing, China
  • Client: Lucky Bar
  • Principal Architect: Pan Fei, Wang Zhi
  • Design Consultant: Han Dong
  • Building Area: 194 sqm
  • Design Stage: 2017.03
  • Completion: 2017.05

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