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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.

Armani Ginza Tower in Tokyo, Japan by Studio Fuksas

 
July 27th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Studio Fuksas

It is always difficult to crystallize someone’s image, and all the more so when it comes to Giorgio Armani, one of the most popular man in the world. In the Tokyo’s flagship store, it was necessary to make his mood come to light alongside his own designer’s creativity; it was about recreating the atmosphere of the famous Italian fashion designer’s atelier as well as his aesthetics and image. In Tokyo, for the first time, the entirety of his production is contained within the same building. How to translate these elements into architecture? How to combine the idea of splendor with a sober elegance, the idea of modernity with the permanence of a style…… the Armani style? His image, the ceaseless research about material combined with luminous, transparent, delicate colours have been the elements from which our reflection has started. Our proposals have been multifarious. We have experimented new textures and shaped, sculpted, emptied, dematerialized spaces using light, the evanescence of an intimate perception born from the outside. The sophisticated image of Giorgio Armani’s brand, full of transparencies and intimacy, is countered by the immediacy and contemporaneity of the spaces dedicated to the Emporio, where white light cuts cleave the ambient while reflecting in it.

Image Courtesy © Ramon Prat

Image Courtesy © Ramon Prat

  • Architects: Studio Fuksas (Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas)
  • Project: Armani Ginza Tower
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Ramon Prat
  • Client: Gruppo Giorgio Armani
  • Contractor: Ishimaru & Nishimori
  • Lighting: Sama Lighting
  • Area: 7,370 sq. m, floors 12
  • Year: 2005-2007

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Sojourn in Taipei City, Taiwan by Ganna design

 
July 26th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Ganna design

This is a house of a young couple who work as furniture designer and shoes designer in China. With their keen aesthetic perception, they look for a quiet home which is a place like the blueprint for residence in their hearts. Finally they chose an undisturbed house, accompanied by natural view outside, located in the outskirts of Taipei as their home when they go back to Taiwan.

Common area/ Living room and dining area, Image Courtesy © Siew Shien Sam / MWphotoinc

Common area/ Living room and dining area, Image Courtesy © Siew Shien Sam / MWphotoinc

  • Architects: Ganna design
  • Project: Sojourn
  • Location: Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Photography: Siew Shien Sam / MWphotoinc
  • Main designers: Shin-Jie Chen, Ting-Liang Chen
  • Number of users: two
  • Profession of the users: furniture designer, shoes designers
  • Main material: veneer, spray paint, glass, iron pieces, engineered flooring, tiles
  • Acreage: 192m2
  • Construction timeframe: 2015.06~2015.12
  • Complete time: 2015.12

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District Water Board Brabantse Delta in Breda, Netherlands by Kaan Architecten

 
July 26th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Kaan Architecten 

Rather than the arrival of a new office building, the realization of the headquarters of the Brabantse Delta water board signifies a new lease of life for the century-old country estate (first mentioned late 14th century), and an important symbol for the landscape at the South of Breda. With its new premises on the Bouvigne estate, the district water board has provided appropriate continuity for a piece of cultural-historical heritage. The scope of the commission was broad, extending the castle, the gardens and the surrounding structures and grounds, including the chapel and the castle gatehouse.

Image Courtesy © Christian Richters

Image Courtesy © Christian Richters

  • Architects: Kaan Architecten
  • Project: District Water Board Brabantse Delta
  • Location: Breda, Netherlands
  • Photography: Christian Richters
  • Software used: Autodesk AutoCAD, Adobe Suite, and Rhinoceros

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Noor Restaurant in Córdoba, Spain by ggarchitects

 
July 26th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: ggarchitects

Spaces, motifs, materials and light evoke the atmosphere of the Caliphate in the pursuit of a complete andalusian gastronomic experience

When Paco Morales embarked on the opening of his newest restaurant in Córdoba, he parted from a clear and ambitious premise: to regain and reinterpret Andalusian cooking from an avant-garde andhaute cuisine perspective. Therefore, the Cordoban chef didn’t conceive NOOR as a usual restaurant, but as a “cultural project” which would provide diners a complete gastronomic experience, that is, an actual recreation of what a palace banquet at the 10th century Medina Azahara might have been. Thisrequired going beyond a mere gastronomic proposal and involved all aspectssurrounding NOOR: from architecture to staff clothing, taking care and pampering every detail about decoration and tableware.

Main Hall_the Cordobese light goes through the dome, Image Courtesy © Alfonso Calza

Main Hall_the Cordobese light goes through the dome, Image Courtesy © Alfonso Calza

  • Architects: ggarchitects
  • Project: Noor Restaurant
  • Location: Córdoba, Spain
  • Photography: Alfonso Calza
  • Client: Chef Paco Morales
  • Design: Jose Ramon Tramoyeres, Javier Cortina
  • Project architect: Nacho Mor
  • Design team: Adolfo de la Torre, Maria Jose Mora.
  • Local executive architect: Manuel Gómez de la Haba
  • Lighting: Vassilis Pappas
  • Ceramic: Cerámica Levantina

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House in Jalisco, Mexico by Peter Pichler Architecture

 
July 26th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Peter Pichler Architecture

The project is located in Jalisco, Mexico on the West Coast of the Pacific Ocean. It embraces a full conversion of an existing house of the 1960s.

The site of the house is on a silent road close to the beach on a rectangular plot, surrounded by small and typical 2 storey houses. A little garden at the entrance of the house on the west side creates an open space that can be used for parking as well.

Image Courtesy © Oscar Hernandez

Image Courtesy © Oscar Hernandez

  • Architects: Peter Pichler Architecture
  • Project: House in Mexico
  • Location: Jalisco, Mexico
  • Photography: Oscar Hernandez
  • Area: 210 m2
  • Status: Built (completion 2016)

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Armani Fifth Avenue in New York by Studio Fuksas

 
July 26th, 2016 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Studio Fuksas 

After Hong Kong Chater House and Tokyo Ginza Tower, Fifth Avenue completes the trilogy of the Armani Stores designed by Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas for the famous designer.

Situated in the centre of New York, in one of the world’s well known streets, the project takes up the first three floors of the two buildings located between 5th Avenue and 56th Street.

Image Courtesy © Ramon Prat

Image Courtesy © Ramon Prat

  • Architects: Studio Fuksas (Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas)
  • Project: Armani Fifth Avenue
  • Location: 5th Avenue – 56th Street, New York, USA
  • Photography:  Ramon Prat and  SAMA-Allan Toft
  • Client: Gruppo Giorgio Armani
  • Contractor: Americon Construction Inc.
  • Engineering: Engineer Gilberto Sarti
  • Lighting: Speirs & Major Associates
  • Area: 2,800 sq. m.
  • Period: 2007-2009

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Rosa Parks Station in Paris, France by AREP

 
July 26th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: AREP

Designed by AREP and SNCF’s Architecture Division, the new multimodal station is located in NortheastParis –in the 19th arrondissement precisely– on RER line E, between Pantin and Magenta stations. It breaks the isolation of this district, which is undergoing extensive overhaul, links the east suburbs of the Paris Metropolitan Region to the city centre, and ensures connections with tramline T3. The station came into service in December 2015, after five years of works, and is expected to handle 85,000 passengers daily by 2023.

Image Courtesy © Mathieu Hurbault

Image Courtesy © Mathieu Hurbault

  • Architects: AREP
  • Project: Rosa Parks Station
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Photography: Mathieu Hurbault, Mathieu Vigneau, AC. Bouvier, Vincent Donnot, Raphaël Ricote
  • Project owner: SNCF Réseau
  • General project management: SNCF Infra
  • Project management (studies): SNCF Architecture Division & AREP (J.-M. Duthilleul, F. Bonnefille, E. Tricaud, R. Ricote architects)
  • Project team: M. Hurbault, T. Vancsa
  • General contractor: Eiffage TP
  • Metal structures co-contractor: Eiffage Construction Métallique
  • Duration of the works: 60 months
  • Entry into service: December 2015

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Seebad Breitenbrunn in Austria by Söhne & Partner architects

 
July 26th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Söhne & Partner architects

The design for the “Masterplan Seebad Breitenbrunn” was created in collaboration with ‘Best(un)Built’ and ‘Alles ist Landschaft’ within an EU-wide open competition call. Even though we didn’t win we are happy about a nomination among the top 5 of a total of 50 participants.

Image Courtesy © Söhne & Partner architects

Image Courtesy © Söhne & Partner architects

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Empty Nester Residence in Arlington, Virginia by Studio Twenty Seven Architecture

 
July 26th, 2016 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Studio Twenty Seven Architecture

This new house is for an “empty-nester” couple downsizing to a smaller residence now that their children have grown.

The program for the new house was only 2400 square feet, but this was significantly larger than the 1600 square feet found in the existing homes in the neighborhood. The most contextually appropriate massing for the new house was to work with the “pill-box” typology of the original structure. Rotating the orientation of the roof line ninety degrees provide a house with a similar street presence massing but the ability to move deeper into the rear of the site. The home was to be constructed by a local builder using builder-level detailing and common materials and framing. The Owners elected to use wood siding on the exterior for its visual warmth and renewable quality.

Image Courtesy © Hoachlander Davis Photography, Anice Hoachlander

Image Courtesy © Hoachlander Davis Photography, Anice Hoachlander

  • Architects: Studio Twenty Seven Architecture
  • Project: Empty Nester Residence
  • Location: Arlington, Virginia, U.S.A
  • Photography: Hoachlander Davis Photography, Anice Hoachlander
  • Structural Engineer: Ehlert/Bryan Inc
  • General Contractor: Wakefield Building Group
  • Area: 2,400 ft² / 222.97 m²
  • Project: 2011-2013
  • Completion Date: 2013

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House of Calm in Niigata, Japan by Satoru hirota architects

 
July 26th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Satoru hirota architects

This house is built on a very long site from north to south. The house is located in the center of site, South side and the north side of this site are each a different garden of features. The south side of the garden is a static garden for views from the room. The north side of the garden is the active garden, such as kitchen garden and wisteria. For winter monsoon is a strong regional, The roof is a shape, such as escape the wind pressure. Roof and wall material of high stain resistance and abrasion resistance are selected. The south side of the gutter is made of steel, but also serve as snow stop function.

Image Courtesy © Satoru hirota architects

Image Courtesy © Satoru hirota architects

  • Architects: Satoru hirota architects (Satoru Hirota + Yasuko Hirota)
  • Project: House of Calm
  • Location: Niigata, Japan
  • Contractor: Naka Constructions Co., Ltd. / Shizuo Nakamura
  • Site area: 512.20m2
  • Building area: 70.19m2
  • Total floor area: 90.26m2

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