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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.

“House in Enjyuji” in Fukuoka, Japan by tatta architects

 
July 20th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: tatta architects

The site is located in Ukiha Yoshii town in southern Fukuoka prefecture. From Minoyama areas of the south side of the town rich water and wind, it is a magnificent landscape can enjoy land. Renovation of the Japanese house of this plan is built 60 years at the foot of the Minoyama land. Residents wanted a little richer life than the current three both, in the middle-aged and elderly people.

Image Courtesy © Tetsuya Yashiro

Image Courtesy © Tetsuya Yashiro

  • Architects: tatta architects
  • Project: House in Enjyuji
  • Location: Fukuoka, Japan
  • Photography: Tetsuya Yashiro
  • Construction: Sawayaka Kensetsu
  • Garden Design: Toshinori Kakuno
  • Total Area: 167.85 m2
  • Internal Area: 226.61 m2
  • Year:2016

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Cliff House in Dakar, Senegal by SAOTA

 
July 20th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: SAOTA

Situated on a cliffside overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Cliff House in Dakar, Senegal was completed in 2011, with SAOTA, the Architects and ARRCC doing the Interior Decor. The house was designed for a Senegalese businessman and his family.

Built on the site of an old World War Two bunker and on the edge of a cliff, Cliff House maximises its commanding position to create a house that is not only dramatic but with the incorporation of historical elements quite magical and mysterious.

 Image Courtesy © SAOTA

Image Courtesy © SAOTA

  • Architects: SAOTA (Stefan Antoni, Greg Truen & Juliet Kavishe)
  • Project: Cliff House
  • Location: Dakar, Senegal
  • Software used: 3D Studio Max and Vray
  • Interior Design: ARRCC (Mark Rielly & Sarika Jacobs)
  • Main Furniture Supplier: OKHA Interiors
  • Building Area: 1954m2
  • Completion Date: 2011

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Les enfants Rouges in Paris, France by Ubalt architectes

 
July 19th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Ubalt architectes

In this typical 17th Century flat located in the heart of the Marais, three working axes have structured the work :

– Within the 36 m2 space, there will be a bedroom, a dinner-area, a lounge, an office, a kitchen and a bathroom.

– There will be an illusion of a larger surface by visually lengthening the flat.

– The space will be transformed while keeping the character of the old…

Image Courtesy © Ubalt architectes

Image Courtesy © Ubalt architectes

  • Architects: Ubalt architectes
  • Project: Les enfants Rouges
  • Location: Marais, Paris, France

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Nature Concert Hall 2016 in Zalenieki manor, Latvia by DJA (Didzis Jaunzems Architecture)

 
July 19th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: DJA (Didzis Jaunzems Architecture)

Nature Concert Hall 2016 is designed as an art installation made from 10 000 paper bats. Levitating cloud with gradient density over the musicians serves also as a screen for video and light projections. To achieve maximum lightness and levitation effect art installation is suspended in 3 paired electricity columns far away each from another. The volume of the cloud is referring to flocking bird and bat created dynamic geometries that can be found in nature. Black & white video and light projections, specially composed music are continuing the interpretation of dark world of the bat.

Image Courtesy © Uldis Lapins

Image Courtesy © Uldis Lapins

  • Architects: DJA (Didzis Jaunzems Architecture)
  • Project: Nature Concert Hall 2016
  • Location: Zalenieki manor, Latvia
  • Photography: Uldis Lapins
  • Client: association “Nature Concert Hall”
  • Video projections: Robert Rubins, Viktors Keino, Maris Kalve
  • Lights: Oskars Timbars
  • Area: 1000 m2
  • Year: July 2016

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The Drift House in Northern Canada by The Open Workshop

 
July 19th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: THE OPEN WORKSHOP

With insufficient core populations to support public structures, the typology of dwelling has attained the highest level of refinement within the Arctic’s unique climate. Pre-WWII indigenous Inuit Housing Types had embedded connections to the local landscape, its orientation, materials and fabrication, while embracing the nomadic Inuit lifestyle. With zero ecological footprint, these temporal dwellings employed opportunities from the landscape and atmosphere to form a complex shelter that negotiated thermal performance, local materials, soft construction techniques, program and cultural values.

View of the Drift House in summer configuration from the highway, Image Courtesy © THE OPEN WORKSHOP

View of the Drift House in summer configuration from the highway, Image Courtesy © THE OPEN WORKSHOP

  • Architects: THE OPEN WORKSHOP
  • Project: THE DRIFT HOUSE
  • Location: Northern Canada
  • Project Research and Design Team: Neeraj Bhatia (Director), Tracy Bremer, Mary Casper, Zachariah Glennon, Alicia Hergenroeder, Brian Lee & Sonia Ramundi
  • Funded by: Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, MIT Lawrence B. Anderson Award & Rice School of Architecture Faculty Research Grant
  • Year: 2012

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LAHO House in Hofit, Israel by Brahma-Architects

 
July 19th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Brahma-Architects

At the onset of this project, when we asked the clients what type of house they were interested in, they replied “a simple house, like a lifeguard tower”.

We designed a one story house spread across a corner lot. Two layers of exposed concrete comprise floor and ceiling with white stucco walls enveloping the house. Sliding the upper plane forward allowed for light penetration at the core of the house as well as air circulation. Between the two layers lies a rectangular tube, separating while connecting inside form out. This unique space houses an entry corridor and art studio.

Image Courtesy © Sharon Tzarfati

Image Courtesy © Sharon Tzarfati

  • Architects: Brahma-Architects
  • Project: LAHO House
  • Location: Hofit, Israel
  • Photography: Sharon Tzarfati
  • Lot size: 1000m2
  • Built space: 300m2
  • Completion Date: 2015

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Repossi Place Vendome in Paris, France by OMA

 
July 19th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: OMA

The proposal for the 90 square meter Repossi flagship on Place Vendome divides the store into three distinct spaces – contextually referred to as street, gallery and salon. Based on the idea that the collection of jewelry will be experienced and purchased at three different speeds – fast, slow, very slow – each floor responds to the different paces of shopping.

The ground floor is the most public space. It works as an extension of the street providing a quick experience of the store. The first floor is a gallery, the level where the entire Repossi collection is exhibited. The basement is a salon. The most intimate space of the boutique, it allows customized service for clients and patient exploration of special pieces.

Image Courtesy © Cyrille Weiner

Image Courtesy © Cyrille Weiner

  • Architects: OMA
  • Project: Repossi Place Vendome
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Photography: Cyrille Weiner
  • Client: Repossi
  • Partner: Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli
  • Team: Antonio Barone, Paul Cornet, Leonardos Katsaros, Francesca Lantieri, Kate Lee, Francesco Moncada, Silvia Sandor
  • Collaborators:

    • Local Architect: DATA Architectes
    • Structure engineer: Batiserf
    • MEP engineer: BET Louis Choulet
    • Wall displays and mechanical displays: Goppion
    • Standing displays: Sice-Previt
    • Mirror design: Sabine Marcelis Studio
  • Year: 2014, concept, 2016 built
  • Status: Completed

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“El Coso” Garden and Business Incubator in Murcia, Spain by Cómo Crear Historias

 
July 19th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Cómo Crear Historias

Known as “El Coso”, the place was a great void at the back of the old part Cehegín (Murcia, Spain). After a big snow storm in the 1950s, many of the houses of this neighborhood collapsed or were damaged, leaving that big, sloped empty space. Besides this, the old part of Cehegín seemed to lack inhabitable gardens. The city needs to breathe through them.

Image Courtesy © David Frutos

Image Courtesy © David Frutos

  • Architects: Cómo Crear Historias (Mónica García Fernández and Javier Rubio Montero)
  • Project: “El Coso” Garden and Business Incubator
  • Location: Cehegín, Murcia, Spain
  • Photography: David Frutos
  • Quantity surveyor: Patricia León de la Cruz
  • Structural engineering: Dolores Romám
  • Mechanical engineering: AGM ingenieros, José Alberto García Fernández
  • Safety and health coordinator: Antonio Martínez Sánchez
  • Owner/ developer: Municipality of the city of Cehegín
  • Contractor: Jose Diaz Garcia S.A.
  • Budget (Materials and execution works): 3.111.262 €
  • Total area: 4.436 m2
  • Project start date: 2003
  • Construction period: 2011-2015

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CUNY Medgar Evers College Library in New York by ikon.5 architects

 
July 19th, 2016 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: ikon.5 architects

Set within the existing Bedford building of The City University of New York, the Medgar Evers College Library transforms an existing 45,000 square foot traditional library into a modern information commons. A new addition, located adjacent to the library, adds a glassy 2,000 square foot welcome center that gives the library a more civic presence on the street while providing new front door to the College along Bedford Avenue.

Image Courtesy © ikon.5 architects

Image Courtesy © ikon.5 architects

  • Architects: ikon.5 architects
  • Project: CUNY Medgar Evers College Library
  • Location: New York, U.S.A
  • Electrical: Rockmor Electric
  • Mechanical: King Freeze

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IVG Media Bridge in Munich, Germany by Steidle Architects

 
July 19th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Steidle Architects

On the industrial site directly neighboring the East Railway Station, the IVG Munich developed a concept for the future of the “new media” many of which were already housed in an existing building on the site.  In order to fulfil the desperately needed extra space requirements for the already fully rented 100,000 square meters of building, Steidle Architects studied the zoning and building situation of this area neighboring the well-known “Kunstpark Ost” (artistic park east).

Image Courtesy © Steidle Architects

Image Courtesy © Steidle Architects

  • Architects: Steidle Architects
  • Project: IVG Media Bridge
  • Location: Munich, Germany
  • Software used: Allplan Nemetschek
  • Design principals: Johannes Ernst, Martin Klein
  • Team: Stefan Kissling, Manfred Erich, Duc Hua
  • Gross square area: 7500 sqm
  • Construction: Concrete cores with steel lattice framework
  • HVACR: District heating and well water cooling system
  • Renter: Group M

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