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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.

LeJeune Residence in Montréal, Canada by Architecture Open Form

 
February 23rd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: v2com

The LeJeune Residence, located in the heart of the Plateau-Mont-Royal Borough of Montreal, Canada, was built in 1890. Its transformation carried out in 2013, involved a play between municipal constraints and the clients’ vision.

The borough’s bylaws called for the preservation and reconstruction of the façade’s original architectural components and the clients wanted a resolutely contemporary project. Architecture Open Form addressed the challenge of these seemingly contradictory demands with a creative solution that catered to both.

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

  • Architects: Architecture Open Form
  • Project: LeJeune Residence
  • Location: Montréal, Canada
  • Photography: Adrien Williams

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‘Room On The Roof’ in Amsterdam, Netherlands by i29 interior architects

 
February 23rd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: V2com

Room On The Roof is located in the small tower on de Bijenkorf in Amsterdam, a unique spot in the historic heart of the city that has been converted into a cultural haven. Together with the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, de Bijenkorf has invited national and international artists to work on their projects in the studio, ranging from performances, poetry and light art to dance, music, film and photography. Artist Maarten Baas will be first to use the studio.

Image Courtesy © Ewout Huibers

Image Courtesy © Ewout Huibers

  • Architects: i29 interior architects
  • Project: Room On The Roof
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Photography: Ewout Huibers

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Zuiderpark-Stadswalzone in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands by Studio Leon Thier

 
February 23rd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Studio Leon Thier 

The project Zuiderpark-Stadswalzone in ‘s-Hertogenbosch in The Netherlands makes a bold statement on all fronts!

It includes: restoration of the ancient moat; an as large as possible underground parking garage underneath; its access via a spiral ramp in the centre of bastion “Baselaar”; a trail from the “Zuiderpark” and the parking garage to the city centre via a path that literally skims the water and travels through the old fortification wall; a brand new city entrance on medieval ground level. All in all, an almost impossible project that could only succeed through a thoroughly integrated approach.

Image Courtesy © Peter de Ruig

Image Courtesy © Peter de Ruig

  • Architects: Studio Leon Thier 
  • Project: Zuiderpark-Stadswalzone
  • Location: ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Peter de Ruig
  • Client: Municipality of ‘s-Hertogenbosch
  • Fortification architect: van Roosmalen van Gessel e.p., Delft (Marc van Roosmalen/Marlène van Gessel)
  • Landscape architect: MTD Landschapsarchitecten, ‘s-Hertogenbosch (Frank Meijer/Nike van Keulen)
  • Urban planner: City of ‘s-Hertogenbosch urban development
  • Main contractor: Heijmans, ‘s-Hertogenbosch
  • Fitting out contractor: VORM bouw, Papendrecht
  • Parking garage capacity: 1040 cars
  • Parking garage surface: 32.860 sqm
  • Building site: 1,54 ha
  • Dates: 2011-2015

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Het Anker community centre in Zwolle, The Netherlands by MoederscheimMoonen Architects

 
February 23rd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: MoederscheimMoonen Architects

Zwolle recently saw the completion of a new community centre: Cultuurcentrum Het Anker. The new complex on the edge of town has a floor area of some 3,000 m² and links the districts of Westenholte and Stadshagen.

The building houses a community centre with hospitality facilities, an open plan sports centre with education facilities and various multi-purpose halls that can be used for music, dance and education.

Image Courtesy © Harry Noback & Maarten Sipma

Image Courtesy © Harry Noback & Maarten Sipma

  • Architects: MoederscheimMoonen Architects
  • Project: Het Anker community centre
  • Location: Zwolle, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Harry Noback and Maarten Sipma
  • Software used: Revit
  • Client: Municipality of Zwolle
  • Project team: Ruud Moonen, Jelle Rinsema
  • Landscape design: Buro MAAN
  • Structural engineering: Alferink van Schieveen Bouwtechnisch Adviesbureau
  • Building physics: ABT
  • Acoustics: Peutz
  • General contractor: VDR bouw
  • Installation contractor: Cofely
  • Floor area: 3,000 m²

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‘t Karregat in Eindhoven, Netherlands by Diederendirrix architects

 
February 23rd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Diederendirrix architects

’t Karregat (1973) has been renovated by diederendirrix architects in conjunction with architecten|en|en and has space for the school, day-care centre and some community facilities. ‘t Karregat, designed by architect Frank van Klingeren, was one of the first multifunctional centres in the Netherlands. Underneath a large continuous roof, supported by steel umbrellas, he left free space without partitioning walls for a supermarket, small shops, primary schools, a sports hall, and a community centre. The building in the area Herzenbroeken in Eindhoven received ample international attention, but it turned out that the experimental lay-out didn’t work. The users themselves soon divided the space with partitions until the space underneath the roof was totally congested.

“We have designed the ideals of that time with current functionalities and techniques.” Paul Diederen, architect diederendirrix

Image Courtesy © Arthur Bagen

Image Courtesy © Arthur Bagen

Campobaja in Federal, México by Estudio Atemporal

 
February 23rd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Estudio Atemporal 

Campobaja comes directly from Ensenada, Baja California. More than a restaurant that references the way food is prepared there, the idea was to literally transport a piece of Baja to Mexico City’s Colonia Roma.

Image Courtesy © Luis Gallardo LGM Studio

Image Courtesy © Luis Gallardo LGM Studio

  • Architects: Estudio Atemporal
  • Project: Campobaja
  • Location: Colima 124, Colonia Roma, 06700, Delegación Cuauhtémoc, Distrito Federal, México
  • Photography: Luis Gallardo LGM Studio
  • Collaboration with: Despacho Durango
  • Constructed area: 224m2
  • Year: 2015
  • Software used: Autocad and Sketchup

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Kelvin House in Melbourne, Australia by fmd architects

 
February 23rd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: fmd architects

The brief was to create refurbish the existing single fronted terrace internally and construct a new deck which maximises access to the north light while providing shade from the western sun.

Image Courtesy © Peter Bennetts

Image Courtesy © Peter Bennetts

  • Architects: fmd architects
  • Project: Kelvin House
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia 
  • Photography: Peter Bennetts
  • Project Team: Fiona Dunin, Andrew Carija, Alice Edmonds, Caroline Tan, Alan Chan
  • Builder: Latrobe Building Service P/L
  • Structural Engineer: Perrett Simpson P/L
  • Project Completion: 2015

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DNB HOUSE WEST BUILDING in OSLO, NORWAY by DARK ARKITEKTER

 
February 20th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: DARK ARKITEKTER 

DNB’s 70.000 m2 headquarter consists of 3 buildings on which the architecture firms Dark Arkitekter, a-lab and MVRDV are collaborating on design and architecture. Dark Arkitekter AS is responsible for Bygg C, the C-building. The C-building consists of 11.686 m2 spread over 15 stories, and is planned to be completed in 2012.

Image Courtesy © Christian Roth Christensen

Image Courtesy © Christian Roth Christensen

  • Architects: DARK ARKITEKTER
  • Project: DNB HOUSE WEST BUILDING
  • Location: BJØRVIKA, OSLO, NORWAY
  • Photography: OLAF KON and Jiri Havran
  • Software used:  Autodesk Revit
  • Client: Oslo S Utvikling AS
  • Program: 11.700 m2 offices
  • Year: 2012

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House RT 2012 in Riec-sur-Bélon, France by Patrice Bideau

 
February 20th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: v2com

The main objective of this project was to build a house adapted to the marine climate of Brittany in compliance with the French RT 2012 energy regulations using bio-sourced materials and including elements such as a conservatory, a wood-burning stove and a two-way airflow central ventilation system.

Image Courtesy © Armel ISTIN

Image Courtesy © Armel ISTIN

  • Architects: Patrice Bideau
  • Project: House RT 2012
  • Location: Riec-sur-Bélon, France
  • Photography: Armel ISTIN

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Jauretche House in Buenos Aires, Argentina by Sebastian Colle& Rodolfo Croce Arquitectos

 
February 20th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: ebastian Colle& Rodolfo Croce Arquitectos

The project is located near ParqueCentenario(Centenario Park), a big green urban park, in the middle of Buenos Aires city, in which converges three neighborhoods, Caballito, Almagro and Villa Crespo. Also a great number of things supplement this metropolitan scenario, such as; the Natural  Science Museum, the Uriburu school, CBC UBA, Los Dolores church, the Astronimical Observatory, the Leloir Institute, the Pasteur Institute, the M Curie Institute, the Navy Hospital and the Durand Hospital.

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Image Courtesy © Sebastian Colle& Rodolfo Croce Arquitectos

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