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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.

Grätzlhotel – An Innovative Hotel Concept in Vienna, Austria by BWM Architekten

 
July 14th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: BWM Architekten

Grätzlhotel is a project of the Urbanauts Hospitality Group, which consists of architects and hotel and marketing experts. The theme can be summed up as ground floor utilisation, and the formats are garden-level and streetfront studio apartments. BWM Architekten, in their capacity as hotel designer and interior expert, have designed the two grätzlhotels karmelitermarkt and meidlinger markt, creating accommodation with individual charm for guests seeking a unique, direct experience of Vienna. With this innovative hotel concept, BWM Architekten are now also taking on the role of hotelier – a role that has already earned them the Rolling Pin Award as “Hotelier of the Year”!

Image Courtesy © Monika Nguyen

Image Courtesy © Monika Nguyen

  • Architects: BWM Architekten
  • Project: Grätzlhotel – An Innovative Hotel Concept
  • Location: Business premises near Meidlinger Markt, 1120 Vienna, Austria
  • Photography: Heidrun Henke, Monika Nguyen, Wolf Silveri
  • Client: Urbanauts Hospitality Group
  • Management: Fanny Holzer-Luschnig, Theresia Kohlmayr
  • BWM team: Markus Flägner, Alexandra Spitzer, Ingrid Schmid, Hubert Meyer, Yuriy Pryveda
  • Architecture and interior design of grätzlhotel karmelitermarkt and meidlinger markt: BWM Architekten
  • Architecture and interior design of grätzlhotel belvedere: Kohlmayr Lutter Knapp
  • Completion: 12/2015 – 04/2016

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Outsu-House in Shiga Prefecture, Japan by ALTS Design Office

 
July 14th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: ALTS Design Office

This house was built in the newly-developed subdivision surrounding new housing.

While planning a design with client many times, we hit upon a keyword: “comfy house” so we considered how to make a welcoming atmosphere with lots of light.

Image Courtesy © ALTS Design Office

Image Courtesy © ALTS Design Office

  • Architects: ALTS Design Office
  • Project: Outsu-House
  • Location: Shiga Prefecture, Japan
  • Area:
    • 1 floor space: 55.89 m2
    • 2 floor space: 49.68 m2
    • Total floor space: 105.57 m2
    • Building area: 55.89 m2
    • Site area: 160.45 m2

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Luther Memorial Berlin in Germany by Zeller & Moye

 
July 14th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Zeller & Moye

A new memorial for Martin Luther will be constructed in central Berlin at the former Neuer Markt next to the St.Marienkirche. The winning proposal of the international competition ‘Luther-Denkmal 2017’ refers in its spatial arrangement to the historical Luther memorial that was destroyed during WWII. Like a mirror image of the original memorial, a negative volume is embossed into the ground. It points to Berlin’s history and emphasises the importance of public space for the society. Looking closely at the steps and the edge detailing, the original shapes of the former memorial become visible as negative imprints. However, the new memorial is not at all a reconstruction of the old one, but presents itself as a contemporary and sculpturally composed memorial in its own right.

Image Courtesy © Zeller & Moye

Image Courtesy © Zeller & Moye

  • Architects: Zeller & Moye (Christoph Zeller & Ingrid Moye)
  • Project: Luther Memorial Berlin
  • Location: Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 8, 10178 Berlin-Mitte, Germany
  • Client: Evangelischer Kirchenkreis Berlin Stadtmitte & Bezirksamt Mitte Of Berlin
  • Collaborating Artist: Albert Weis
  • Size: 190m2 / 2,045ft2
  • Date: 06/2016
  • Status: 1st Prize In International Competition ‘Luther-Denkmal 2017’ / In Planning

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Secrétan covered market in Paris, France by Architecture Patrick Mauger

 
July 14th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Architecture Patrick Mauger

Renovation of the Secrétan Covered Market: renaissance of a local lifestyle.

Almost emptied of its shops and walled up, the Secrétan covered market had become an increasingly foreign object in the district.

Image Courtesy © Architecture Patrick Mauger

Image Courtesy © Architecture Patrick Mauger

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Las Trancas House in Araucanía Region, Chile by CIA_ARQ

 
July 13th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: CIA_ARQ

The Las Trancas house is the first of a series of new constructions on this . It’s a starting point for the colonization of this property, located on the banks of lake Calafquen near Coñaripe. A virgin place which must be tamed.

For this first construction, the project’s logic had to be as fitting to local knowledge as possible, because due to the terrain’s characteristics and the difficulties of access, most of the materials, techniques and workmanship used would have to be local, presenting a somewhat technically atemporal construction.

Image Courtesy © CIA_ARQ

Image Courtesy © CIA_ARQ

  • Architects: CIA_ARQ (Cristián Irarrázaval Andrews Arquitecto)
  • Project: Las Trancas House
  • Location: Las Trancas estate, Coñaripe, Lake Calafquen, IX Region, Chile
  • Author: Cristián Irarrázaval Andrews
  • Predominant materials: Oregon pine wood, impregnated pine wood
  • Location surface: 20 Ha
  • Built surface: 125 mt2
  • Project year: 2011
  • Construction year: 2011
  • ICA: In process

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Day center for the elderly and housing in Bellvitge, Spain by Jordi Farrando architect

 
July 13th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Jordi Farrando architect

There are two parts to the programme: sheltered dwellings for 24 residents and a day centre for the elderly.

The ground floor and half of the first floor are occupied by the day centre, and the sheltered dwellings occupy the rest of this floor and levels two and three.

Image Courtesy © Jordi Farrando architect

Image Courtesy © Jordi Farrando architect

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House Camps Bay in Cape Town, South Africa by Babett Frehrking Architect

 
July 13th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Babett Frehrking Architect

The brief was to give an existing residential complex consisting of two units a new contemporary look and feel, create some additional quality space, improve the flow and convert a double garage into a new bachelor apartment.

Apartment 1: Four bedroom unit over three storeys + additional study

By replacing an old timber deck with a deep concrete balcony stretching from one side of the building to the other.covered by a concrete roof of the same size the open outdoor space is now usable in any weather condition and incorporates it visually and spatially into the living area with any easy flow between in and outside.

Image Courtesy © 4otomo

Image Courtesy © 4otomo

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Philips Lighting in Eindhoven, Netherlands by Diederendirrix architects

 
July 13th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Diederendirrix architects

Residential building in former Philips Lighting head office first step toward new quarter Eindhoven

Diederendirrix architecture & urban development has transformed the former Philips Lighting head office into a vibrant residential building consisting of 616 lofts and penthouses. The new façade with gold coloured window frames enables quality small-scale housing in the middle of the city. The completion of Lighting is the first and key step in the realisation of the Victoriapark.

Image Courtesy © Diederendirrix architects

Image Courtesy © Diederendirrix architects

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Wirawan House in Jakarta, Indonesia by RAW Architecture

 
July 13th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: RAW Architecture

Located in Puri Indah, West Jakarta region, the tropical open house creates intimate space from entrance through void in the garden, in living room, library, and the roof top garden.

Berlokasi di Puri Indah, Jakarta barat, rumah tinggal tropis terbuka didesain dengan ruang – ruang yang terbuka tertutup dari pintu masuk, dengan pengalam ruang void di taman dan ruang- ruang yang lebih kecil.

Image Courtesy © Eric Dinardi Bacteria Photography

Image Courtesy © Eric Dinardi Bacteria Photography

  • Architects: RAW Architecture
  • Project: Wirawan House
  • Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Photography: Eric Dinardi Bacteria Photography
  • Client: Mr. Wirawan and Family
  • Architect in charge: Realrich Sjarief
  • Interior Designer: Mondrich Syarif, and Karina Tjandra from STUDIO PIU
  • Architecture Project Team: Bambang Priyono, Tatyana Kusumo, Miftahuddin Nurdayat, Rio Triwardhana, Suryanaga, Anton Suryanto, Andhang Trihamdhani, Emmy Ulfah, Randy Abimanyu.
  • General Contractor: > O + Workshop
  • Supervisor in charge: Sudjatmiko and Singgih Suryanto
  • Construction Manager: Endhang Syamsuddin, Bonari Ari Dzaki
  • Structure Engineer: John Djuhaedi
  • Mechanical and Electrical Engineer: Bambang Priyono, Andi, Karim, and Hamim
  • Landscape: Mr. Wirawan and Family
  • Project year: 2016

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ATRIUM – JUSSIEU UNIVERSITY in Paris, France by Périphériques Architectes

 
July 13th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Périphériques Architectes

The 16m building on the Jussieu university campus, near the historic center of Paris, extends and completes the grid plan that architect Edouard Albert designed in the 60s to serve 45 000 students and researchers. The response formulated by Périphériques Architects for the extension is based on the existing system, where buildings are laid out in a crown configuration; but at the same time, it deforms it: where Albert laid out a single patio, Périphériques Architects have planned two. One of them is covered by the bridge-buildings raised on pilotis to make short-cuts in the ring like circulation itinerary, and forms a “vertical place” that groups all the movements of the buildings. This concrete space opposes its heaviness and hardness to the light-weight metal cladding of its outer skin.

Image Courtesy © LUC BOEGLY

Image Courtesy © LUC BOEGLY

  • Architects: Périphériques Architectes
  • Project: ATRIUM – JUSSIEU UNIVERSITY
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Photography: LUC BOEGLY
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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