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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.

THE BLADE in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia by ON-A

 
June 29th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: ON-A

Located in a strategic point in the city of Riyadh, close to the business district and the city center, this large hotel complex of 610 meters, is a skyscraper that includes the spa and health services, sky bar-restaurant, executive club, business center, apartments and conference center. Also includes within its program three interstitial floors with gardens that work as windbreaks at strategic points, thanks to the same aerodynamic shape. Within the conceptual design, there are mechanisms of renewable energy located in the façade and following a modular panel system, designed parametrically. Each panel incorporates turbines that geometrically varies the diameter of the opening in order to enhance the natural ventilation cooling system, that works at the same time with the rainwater collection. The podium structure houses the hotel amenities and conference facilities and links the building to its surroundings at the pedestrian level. Also the podium incorporates a multipurpose hall, restaurants and extensive outdoor gardens surrounding the project located in the middle of a water mirror.

Image Courtesy © ON-A

Image Courtesy © ON-A

  • Architects: ON-A
  • Project: THE BLADE
  • Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Creative director: Jordi Fernández, Eduardo Gutiérrez
  • Executive director: Eduardo Gutiérrez
  • Team: Luka Kreze, Marc Canut, Nicolás Millán and Georgina Morales
  • Area: 320.000 m2
  • Project: 2016

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R ART OF COFFEE in Aichi, Japan by iks design

 
June 29th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: iks design

This cafe with a roastery of specialty coffee beans, is located in a commuter town in Aichi prefecture.

This shop, converted from a warehouse, is designed to provide a cozy, pleasant space where customers can enjoy the atmosphere of a barista roasting coffee beans, or brewing coffee by hand drip, while talking with a shop staff to find the coffee of their preferences.

Image Courtesy © 329 photo studio

Image Courtesy © 329 photo studio

  • Architects: iks design
  • Project: R ART OF COFFEE
  • Location: Nagakute, Aichi, Japan
  • Photography: 329 photo studio
  • Area: 156 sqm
  • Project year: 2015

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The AccorHotels Arena in Paris, France by DVVD architecture, design and engineering agency

 
June 29th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: v2com

Ranking as one of the most emblematic structures in the landscape of the capital city, the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy has been reborn under a new light, thanks to the work of the architects from the DVVD agency. Modernized, expanded, upgraded to 21st-century norms and standards, and above all delivered to the public in record time, the new AccorHotels Arena stands out as one of the strong points in the candidature of Paris to host the summer Olympics in 2024.

Image Courtesy © Sergio Grazia

Image Courtesy © Sergio Grazia

  • Architects: DVVD architecture, design and engineering agency
  • Project: The AccorHotels Arena
  • Location: Paris (12th arrondissement), France
  • Photography: Sergio Grazia, Anne-Claude Barbier, Yam Studio
  • Contracting Authority: POPB operating company
  • Delegate Contracting Authority: SEMAEST (City of Paris)
  • Lead Architect: DVVD Architects and Engineers (Daniel Vaniche, Vincent Dominguez, Bertrand Potel, Toma Dryjski, Louis Ratajczak, Paula Castro, Céline Cerisier)
  • Structural Engineers, facades specialists and cost control: DVVD Architects and Engineers
  • Project Directors: Vincent Dominguez and Daniel Vaniche
  • Project Managers: Fulvia Parlati, Louis Ratajczak, Monica Sierra
  • Deputy Project Managers: M. de Feo, N. Didier, B. Frati, E. Glass, J.Chelza, A. Hery, C. Lapassat, R. Pericaud, L. Piciocchi, A. Rivera, C. Walsh
  • General Contractor: Bouygues Bâtiment Île-de-France
  • Budget: 110 million euros (30% for phase 1 and 70% for phase 2)
  • Floor area before renovation: 59,100 m²
  • Floor area after renovation: 62,000 m²
  • Delivery: October 2015

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Tidal House in San Francisco by Terry.Terry Architecture

 
June 29th, 2016 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: v2com

As part of the 15th International Architecture Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia, the Collateral Event “Time Space Existence” at Palazzo Mora – This project explores an architecture that embraces environmental changes and proposes a structure that will ebb and flow with the tides, that will respond to predicted environmental changes, and that creates a community to exist in harmony with the sea and our coastal landscape in perpetuity.

view from above, Image Courtesy © Terry.Terry Architecture

view from above, Image Courtesy © Terry.Terry Architecture

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House N in Caesarea, Israel by Israel Nottes Architects

 
June 29th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Israel Nottes Architects 

In the vicinity of the old roman city of Caesarea in Israel, The plot of the house is located alongside Israel’s biggest golf course and just minutes walk from the sea side and the ruins of the old roman city.

Image Courtesy © Omri Amsalem

Image Courtesy © Omri Amsalem

  • Architects: Israel Nottes Architects
  • Project: House N
  • Location: Caesarea, Israel
  • Photography: Omri Amsalem
  • Plot: 650 M2
  • Built: 350 M2
  • Project year: 2012-2014

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Cinema Jerusalem in Israel by Shaul Kaner Architects

 
June 28th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Shaul Kaner Architects

This cinema complex was designed and built in an existing parking building. Located in the city of Jerusalem, The process of the design met different types of challenges. The first challenge was to design a complex that was located near the supreme court of justice and the government official buildings. Planning the complex, which represent entertainment and leisure activities, within a governmental neighborhood was a big challenge. The second challenge was to implement the project with the limitation of an existing structural building. The commercial space level was designed on the roof of the building, and all the cinema rooms were designed under the street level, however in a spacious and dramatic way incorporating large spaces and different colors. There are 15 cinema halls in the projects.

Image Courtesy © Shaul Kaner Architects

Image Courtesy © Shaul Kaner Architects

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Clinique D diaphane: Light Therapy in Montréal, Canada by L. McComber – architecture vivante

 
June 28th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: v2com

A trivial space is transformed into a cutting edge and welcoming dermatology clinic.

Dr. Danielle Brassard has long dreamt of opening her own public dermatology clinic in Montréal. To meet the needs of clients who deal with eczema, psoriasis, hives and other skin conditions linked to stress, the future clinic must welcome patients in a comforting atmosphere. Her vision for the space is unlike the model of traditional medical clinics, which are often gloomy places where the comfort and well-being of the patients and professionals are relegated to the sidelines in favor of technical requirements. To turn her vision into reality, she contacted Laurent McComber in September 2014 from the architectural firm L. McComber.

Phototherapy desk, Image Courtesy © Raphaël Thibodeau

Phototherapy desk, Image Courtesy © Raphaël Thibodeau

  • Architects: L. McComber – architecture vivante
  • Project: Clinique D diaphane: Light Therapy
  • Location: Laval, Quebec, Canada
  • Photography: Raphaël Thibodeau
  • Client: Danielle Brassard and Cynthia Migneault
  • Architect/designer: L. McComber ltée
  • Design team: David Grenier, Laurent McComber
  • Graphic design: Atelier Chinotto
  • Lighting design: Richporter Lighting, Éclairage
  • General contractor: Brago Construction
  • Budget: $450,000
  • Area: 2 950 ft2
  • Project end date: April 2015

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ALUMINIUM HOUSE in MADRID, SPAIN by FRAN SILVESTRE ARQUITECTOS

 
June 28th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: FRAN SILVESTRE ARQUITECTOS

A consolidated landscape surrounded by gardens with big trees within the metropolis of Madrid is the fortunate starting point of this house.

The piece, of metallic and horizontal nature, produces the effect of having just one storey. With its proportions and materiality it both contrasts and blends with the tall trees of its environment.

Image Courtesy © Diego Opazo

Image Courtesy © Diego Opazo

  • Architects: FRAN SILVESTRE ARQUITECTOS
  • Project: ALUMINIUM HOUSE
  • Location: MADRID, SPAIN
  • Photography:  FRAN SILVESTRE ARQUITECTOS (MODELS), DIEGO OPAZO (CONSTRUCTION)
  • Renderings: 3D VISUAL EFFECTS
  • Project Team: FRAN SILVESTRE (PRINCIPAL IN CHARGE)
  • Structural Engineer: DAVID GALLARDO (UPV)
  • Project Manager: ORENCIO PEÑA (SERCONEX)
  • Building Engineer: ZACARIAS GONZALEZ (SERCONEX)
  • Interior Design: ALFARO HOFMANN
  • Site Area: 1770,00 m2
  • Built Area: 958,03 m2

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School of Arts KDG in Antwerp, Belgium by Atelier Kempe Thill

 
June 28th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Atelier Kempe Thill

Atelier Kempe Thill has recently won the European competition for the transformation and extension of the new arts campus of the Karel de Grote Hogeschool in Antwerp. The new university building in the Van Schoonbekestraat will provide space for 600 students and staff for three academic masters courses in visual arts (graphic design, jewelery design – goldsmith, and art ) and a professional bachelor education in photography. The opening of the new building is scheduled for September 2018 . The existing sister school of the 50s will be transformed according to the needs of the new arts campus and partially demolished. On the east side of the complex a new flexible studio house is realized. In this building there is space for large studios, modern workshops and an exhibition hall of the college.

Image Courtesy © Atelier Kempe Thill

Image Courtesy © Atelier Kempe Thill

  • Architects: Atelier Kempe Thill
  • Project: School of Arts KDG
  • Location: Van Schoonbekestraat 143, Antwerp, Belgium
  • Client: Karel de Grote Hogeschool Antwerp / Belgium
  • Status: 1th prize competition 2016

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UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES in Bielefeld, Germany by Auer Weber Architekten BDA

 
June 28th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Auer Weber Architekten BDA

The new building is located North of Peter Kulka’s 1976 planned University complex, one of the biggest University buildings in Europe. Small-scale housing and single and double family houses characterise the surroundings.

The urban concept highlights the dialogue to the existing University and is defined both by a clear volume and clearly landscaped green spaces.

Image Courtesy © Aldo Amoretti

Image Courtesy © Aldo Amoretti

  • Architects: Auer Weber Architekten BDA
  • Project: UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES
  • Location: Interaktion 1, 33619 Bielefeld
  • Photography: Aldo Amoretti
  • Client: Bau- und Liegenschaftsbetrieb NRW, Bielefeld
  • Project management: Ernst & Young, Cologne
  • Cost & Scheduling, Tender, Object Supervision: Wenzel+Wenzel, Munich Matias Wenzel, Derek Lawton (construction supervision)
  • Assistant project management Auer Weber: Bauplanung Stoessel GmbH
  • Landscape architect: Rainer Schmidt Landschaftsarchitekten
  • HVAC: WSP Deutschland AG
  • Gross floor area: 92.128 m2
  • Dates:
    • Competition: 2009
    • Construction start: 2011
    • Completion: 2015

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