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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.

Verbania Cultural Centre and Theater in Italy by bargone architetti associati

 
May 26th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: bargone architetti associati 

The multifunctional cultural complex (CEM), with a contemporary and sculptural identity, is located on the Maggiore Lake coast.

The architectural complex hosts a wide entrance foyer for cultural events and art exhibitions, a theatre for 500 people and a 200 one, service and ancillary spaces, offices, a rehearsal theatre, a restaurant and a cafe. The building is located right at the San Bernardino river estuary, near the historical Villa Maioni and behind the local Civic Library. The external landscape is sculptured with a system of descending bleachers allowing a breathtaking panoramic view of the lake and the surrounding Italian Alps.

Image Courtesy © bargone architetti associati

Image Courtesy © bargone architetti associati

  • Architects: bargone architetti associati
  • Project: Verbania Cultural Centre and Theater
  • Location: Verbania (VB), Italy
  • Client: City of Verbania
  • Construction Cost: 13.600.000,00 euro
  • Area: 5.000 mq + 5ha
  • Volume: 25.000 mc
  • Design: 2010-2012
  • Realization: 2013-2015

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Stanford Central Energy Facility in California by ZGF Architects LLP

 
May 25th, 2016 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: ZGF Architects LLP

The Stanford Central Energy Facility is a transformational campus‐wide energy system – replacing a 100% fossil‐fuel‐based combined heat and power plant with grid‐sourced electricity and first‐of‐its kind heat recovery system. Positioning Stanford as a national leader in energy efficiency and carbon reduction, the results are impressive: greenhouse gas emissions are slashed by 68%; fossil fuel use by 65%; and campus‐wide water use by 15%. This comprehensive Stanford Energy System Innovation (SESI) system will eliminate 150,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually, the equivalent of removing 32,000 cars from the road every year. Expected energy savings to Stanford over 35 years is $425 million.

The 125,614 SF Central Energy Facility is located on the west side of the central campus, just outside the campus core, Image Courtesy © Matthew Anderson

The 125,614 SF Central Energy Facility is located on the west side of the central campus, just outside the campus core, Image Courtesy © Matthew Anderson

  • Architects: ZGF Architects LLP
  • Project: Stanford Central Energy Facility
  • Location: Stanford, California, USA
  • Photography: Robert Canfield, Tim Griffith, Matthew Anderson and Steve Proehl
  • Total GSF: 125,614 GSF
  • Completion date: March 2015

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Wine Lounge of Casal da Coelheira in Tramagal, Portugal by MODO Arquitectos Associados

 
May 25th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: MODO Arquitectos Associados

Casal da Coelheira succesfully dedicated more than 50 years to agriculture and wine production. In order to suit the characteristics of the space to the quality of products made, they designed a strategy to refurbish and modernize the exihsting buildings wich includes a new showroom, store and wine lounge.

Image Courtesy © MODO Arquitectos Associados

Image Courtesy © MODO Arquitectos Associados

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Mosman Bay House in Perth, Australia by Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

 
May 25th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

The Mosman Bay House explores two contrasting spatial experiences, one is dynamic and fluid and one is passive and contemplative. One focuses on the distant views to the river and city and one is embedded with the garden. This Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde quality responds to the programmatic requirements of active and communal spaces; living, dining, cooking and private spaces; sleeping, study and bathing.

Image Courtesy © Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Image Courtesy © Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

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Sports hall Bale in Istria peninsula, Croatia by Studio 3LHD

 
May 25th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Studio 3LHD

Bale (Valle in Italian) is a small village in Istria peninsula, Croatia with mostly agricultural population of 1000 people. The project for the new sports hall has been faced with the rich historical, cultural and social Mediterranean context. Therefore any new architectural interpolation had to have a respectful approach to the environment. The solution has been found in interpreting the traditional ways of building by new technologies.

Image Courtesy © Damir Fabijanic

Image Courtesy © Damir Fabijanic

  • Architects: Studio 3LHD
  • Project: Sports hall Bale
  • Location: Domenico Cernecca 3, Istria peninsula, Croatia
  • Photography: Damir Fabijanic
  • Client: Bale municipality
  • Project team: Sasa Begovic, Marko Dabrovic, Tatjana Grozdanic Begovic, Silvije Novak, Ljerka Vucic, Marin Mikelic
  • General contractor: Tehnika d.d
  • Building costs: 7,5M Kn / 1,0M €
  • Site area (m2): 3660
  • Gross floor area (m2): 1108
  • Volume (m3): 6084
  • Footprint (m2): 984
  • Entry level (m): 132.60
  • Start of planning: 2005
  • Completion: 02/2007

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Modern S House in Lake Starnberg, Germany by Stephan Maria Lang Architekten GmbH

 
May 25th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Stephan Maria Lang Architekten GmbH 

On a sloping site oriented to the morning sun the house is hovering with its widely levitating roof anchored to the ground by 3 stone clad rocky volumes. The white coated slabs with floor to ceiling sliding doors in between create an image like a yard in a light breeze.

Image Courtesy © Hans Kreye and Mark Winkel

Image Courtesy © Hans Kreye and Mark Winkel

  • Architects: Stephan Maria Lang Architekten GmbH
  • Project: Modern S House
  • Location: Lake Starnberg, Germany
  • Photography: Hans Kreye and Mark Winkel
  • Software used: Archi CAD
  • Property size: 3245  m2
  • Year of completion: 2012

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IN Mixed-Use Complex in São Paulo, Brazil by Fernandes Arquitetos Associados

 
May 25th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Fernandes Arquitetos Associados

The project rises in two attached sites strategically located in the Vila Nova district, in the center of the country town Indaiatuba, São Paulo, with potential to become a city landmark. The project envisages a residential building with 365 units ranging from 45,50m² to 190m², an office building, a hotel, and more than 90.000m² distributed in two shopping malls. It is also proposed the creation of a public square of nearly 4.000m² next to the access of one of the shopping and residential complex, in order to enhance their connection with the surroundings and the city.

Image Courtesy © Fernandes Arquitetos Associados

Image Courtesy © Fernandes Arquitetos Associados

  • Architects: Fernandes Arquitetos Associados
  • Project: IN Mixed-Use Complex
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Software used: Revit and Lumion
  • Site Area: 26.901,60m²
  • Built Area: 543.520,36m²

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Taipei MRT Daan Park Station in Taiwan by Che Fu Chang Architects + Sinotech Engineering Consultant Inc.

 
May 25th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Che Fu Chang Architects + Sinotech Engineering Consultant Inc. 

It has been 20 years since the Metro system first established in Taiwan’s capital city, Taipei. As an underground system, the entrance to the station normally appears like a matchbox on the street like cities worldwide, without any opportunity to interact with its environment. When the extension plan revealed, an ambitious new line, which needles the city’s hot attractions carried out by the city’s public transport bureau. A proposed station site in the city’s biggest green space, the Daan Forest Park, creates a great opportunity to introduce a new idea for Metro station design.

 Image Courtesy © Che Fu Chang Architects

Image Courtesy © Che Fu Chang Architects

  • Architects: Che Fu Chang Architects + Sinotech Engineering Consultant Inc.
  • Project: Taipei MRT Daan Park Station
  • Location: Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Photography: Yueh-Lun Tsai, Department of Rapid Transit Systems of Taipei City
  • Client: Department of Rapid Transit Systems, Taipei City Government
  • Project Team: Yi He Hong, Heng Song Tong, Sin Sing Lin, Jackson Huang, Pei Chen Yang, Chung Yin Wang, Ju Ting Cheng, Ren Yu Fang
  • Structural Engineer: Sinotech Engineering Consultant Inc.
  • M&E Consultant: Sinotech Engineering Consultant Inc.
  • Landscape Architect: SWA Group+ Sinotech Engineering Consultant Inc.
  • Lighting: CMA Lighting Design
  • Size: 19525.73 ft2
  • Design: 2003
  • Completion: 2013

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Kanoa Tower in Nantes, France by Studio 02 Architectes

 
May 25th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Studio 02 Architectes 

The Kanoa tower is a project that fits into the vast urban development plan for the Island of Nantes.

This is a very understated building, whose shape, worked to the extreme, is the main feature.  To minimize the tower’s impact on the street, it was designed in a “boot” shape and discreetly covered in zinc, which was laid down in shingles to create a scaled effect.

Image Courtesy © Studio 02 Architectes

Image Courtesy © Studio 02 Architectes

  • Architects: Studio 02 Architectes
  • Project: Kanoa Tower
  • Location: Nantes, France
  • Software used: ArchiCad
  • Client: Eiffage Immobilier West Company management Samoa (Nantes)
  • Partners: Cdlp, Elythis, Studio Joran Briand
  • Budget: 5,600,000 €
  • Surface Area: 4,200 m²
  • Years: 2012 – 2015

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I Tower in Istanbul, Turkey by TAGO Architects

 
May 25th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: pRchitect communications consultancy

I-Tower office building designed by Tago Architects, an Istanbul based architecture studio, remarks with its dynamical form, its high technology and striking use of materials as well as its dynamical form the perception of which changes with every different point of view.

Image Courtesy © Gurkan Akay

Image Courtesy © Gurkan Akay

  • Architects: TAGO Architects
  • Project: I Tower
  • Location: Bomonti,  İstanbul,  Turkey
  • Photography: Gurkan Akay
  • Software used: 3DsMax
  • Client: Fer Yapı
  • Designer: Gokhan Altan Aktug
  • Design Team: Gokhan Aktan Altug, Muge Eker Eryayar, Muge Tugay, Sinem Aykanat, Tuba Bayrak, Tugba Cestel
  • Total Project Area: 41.000 sqm

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