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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.

VanBerlo Ypenburg in The Netherlands by Blooey / Remko Verhaagen

 
April 27th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Blooey / Remko Verhaagen

VanBerlo has set up their second office in the former Ypenburg air base. This building with a rich history underwent a massive renovation, and VanBerlo set out to find the perfect way to mix the building’s historic style with an iconic and contemporary interior. The result is a stylish and minimalistic atmosphere, surrounded by honest materials such as concrete, plywood and felt.

The building was designed by famous Dutch architects Jan Brinkman and Leendert van der Vlugt. Built in the 1930s, Ypenburg airport was clearly ahead of its time. A minimalistic example of Modern Architecture, a style that zeroed in on light, air and space.

Image Courtesy © Tycho Merijn

  • Architects: Blooey / Remko Verhaagen
  • Project: VanBerlo Ypenburg
  • Location: The Netherlands
  • Photography: Tycho Merijn
  • Software used: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Solidworks 3D CAD 
  • Client: VanBerlo
  • Design: Remko Verhaagen and Ad van Berlo (in collaboration with the VanBerlo design team)
  • Realization: Eric Biermann / Steef Joosten / Derk-Jan Zeelenberg / Buro Spoormaker

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FESTO cafe in Córdoba, Argentina by Abdenur arquitectos

 
April 27th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Abdenur arquitectos

Agil restaurants, with modern designs and healthy food are trend in the business world. In this context, lunch times are scares but the expactatios of confort and flavours are actually extreme.

FESTO Yrigoyen is located in one of the most vital avenues of Córdoba, and it´s enclave goes together with the growing gastronomic and financial developement of the industry.

  • Architects: Abdenur arquitectos
  • Project: FESTO cafe
  • Location: Av. Hipolito Yrigoyen 123, Córdoba, Argentina
  • Photography: Gonzalo Viramonte
  • Built area: 120
  • Complation date: April, 2017

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Nanjing Financial City II (Third plot) in China by gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

 
April 27th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner 

With a height of 411 meters, the building comes under the high-rise building category of the “super-high skyscrapers” of the CTBUH, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. This means that the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners are putting up their highest building ever on the third plot. Design activities for the first two building plots (A and B) had already started after the gmp master plan obtained first prize in the competition at the beginning of last year. Now the client has also given the go-ahead for the third building plot (C). The site lies to the south-west of the inner city next to the trade exhibition grounds, and is the key project for linking two urban axes of the Hexi New Town development.

View from Northwest to plot A, Image Courtesy © Atchain

  • Architects: gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
  • Project: Nanjing Financial City II (Third plot)
  • Location: Nanjing, China
  • Photography: Atchain
  • Client: Nanjing Financial City Construction Development Stock Limited Company
  • Design: Meinhard von Gerkan and Nikolaus Goetze with Marc Ziemons
  • Project management, competition: Jan Blasko

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Casa en el Bosque in Jalisco, Mexico by COCCO Arquitectos

 
April 27th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: COCCO Arquitectos

PLOT

Immersed in a wooded area full of trees and lush vegetation, the terrain has a large slope which can be used to generate a view of everything around it.

LEGAL RESTRICTIONS

They delimit the area to move the construction, they affect the optimum area, from which we wanted to keep all the trees of the land.

Image Courtesy © Alejandro Souza

  • Architects: COCCO Arquitectos (Arq. Arcelia Cornejo & Arq. Salvador Covarrubias)
  • Project: Casa en el Bosque
  • Location: Teuchitlán, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Photography: Alejandro Souza
  • Other Participants: Marco Bueno, Ing. Luis Chavez, Arq. Ivan Moncayo, Ing. Fernando Guizar
  • Built area: 230.00m2
  • Year: 2016

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IRON PORCH HOUSE in Nagykovácsi, Hungary by Földes és Társai Építésziroda

 
April 27th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source:  Földes és Társai Építésziroda

The 726 sqm site, being reminiscent of a fairy glade, is located at the northern part of Nagykovácsi.  The garden surrounded by young fruit trees and pines on three sides has idyllic atmosphere. There are cottages, some new family homes and most of all green all around. The square site is slightly sloped to the street and wide enough for a long house to fit in between its borders.  These makings suggested that the fourth side of the garden should be closed by the house itself creating intimate atmosphere inside.

Image Courtesy © Tamás Bujnovszky

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Wake Space Up! Urban Eco-Balcony in Hanoi, Vietnam by FARMING STUDIO

 
April 27th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: FARMING STUDIO 

– We are young Vietnamese and Italian architects, with the intention of opening an architecture start-up in Vietnam. In October 2016, we returned to Hanoi to find a leasing office space. Surveying around Hanoi, we found out that a lot of balcony here are unused, probably because of dust, noise and burglary prevention problem of the urban area. Citizens hardly communicate – interact with the external environment, with surrounding neighborhood. We call those balconies are dead spaces.

– Being aware of the above mentioned, our team planned to ​​rent a downtown house with the balconies in order to awake such spaces up by architectural solutions which create friendly – multifunctional open spaces.

Image Courtesy © Quang Tran

  • Architects: FARMING STUDIO
  • Project: Wake Space Up! Urban Eco-Balcony
  • Location: 50- Hoang Ngoc Phach- Lang Ha- Dong Da District, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Photography: Nguyen Thai Thach, Quang Tran
  • Area: 35m2
  • Project year: 2017

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Home and Living Mall Ekkersrijt in Eindhoven, The Netherlands by VVKH Architecten

 
April 27th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: VVKH Architecten 

Home and Living Mall Ekkersrijt is located on the north of Eindhoven, directly at the highway A50. In 2013 the existing shopping mall (21.000 sq.mtrs) has been extensively renovated and expanded with 24.000 sqr.mtrs. 

Image Courtesy © René de Wit

  • Architects: VVKH Architecten
  • Project: Home and Living Mall Ekkersrijt
  • Location: Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • Photography: René de Wit
  • Client: Altera Vastgoed N.V., Amstelveen
  • Developing contractor: Bouwbedrijf Pennings, Rosmalen
  • Commercial: CBRE, Houten
  • Engineering partners: ABT, Velp (construction); Ingenieusbureau Vogelvang, Apeldoorn (installations); Brink Groep, Son en Breugel (control); LMBS, Utrecht (rental)
  • Building period: renovation November 2009 – July 2011; new buildings September 2011 – march 2013

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Wilson House in Chiba, Japan by Klein Dytham architecture

 
April 25th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Klein Dytham architecture 

Wilson House is a weekend house in a relaxed beachside town in Chiba, an hour and a half by train from Tokyo.

The house combines the aspirations of both client and architect – the client wanted the house to have a feeling of real solidity, and Klein Dytham architecture was keen to open the house to its magnificent setting. In meeting these two goals, KDa found inspiration in the wooden platform trays – called sanbo – found in Japan’s Shinto temples. These small trays have a built-in stand, and are used in Shinto rituals to present offerings of food or other special items to the enshrined gods. KDa reinterpreted this form as a building with a solid base – two heavy walls of concrete supporting a concrete tray. Arranged on this tray is the “offering” – a variety of lightweight, wooden-framed boxes.

Image Courtesy © Klein Dytham architecture

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House with Gardens and Roofs in Hamamatsu, Japan by ARII IRIE Architects

 
April 25th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: ARII IRIE Architects

The house is located in Hamamatsu, a city located on the southern coast of Central Japan, known for its warm climate. The house is a detached extension of an existing house built in 1983. Our aim was to create a whole, old and new altogether rather than emphasizing the contrast between the two. Linear volumes stretching in the east-west direction, spread over the site leaving spaces in between, which are terraces and gardens. The group of roofs of the new volumes relate to that of the existing house, creating a sense of continuation between old and new.

Image Courtesy © Daici Ano

  • Architects: ARII IRIE Architects (Atsuo Arii)
  • Project: House with Gardens and Roofs
  • Location: Hamamatsu, Japan
  • Photography: Daici Ano
  • Structural Design: Mika Araki
  • Contractor: Sugiuragumi
  • Area: 125.8m2
  • Year: 2016

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Public Library and Socio-Cultural Center in Aduanas, Spain by Singular Studio

 
April 25th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Singular Studio

This building, conceived with a hybrid use of Public Library and Socio-Cultural Center, is located in the seaside neighborhood of Javea, near the port. This is the reason why, after a process of architectural approach, it has been inspired by reasons related to the sea … metal facade vibrates, has three dimensions and simulates movement, such as sea surface. The facade treatment, as a light metal skin that envelops the whole volume, aims to boost its weightlessness without touching the ground plane. It is a large box or floating cage, a huge metal fishing net as those in the nearby port.

Image Courtesy © David Frutos

  • Architects: Singular Studio (J. Moragues, F. Nieto, R. Paternina)
  • Project: Public Library and Socio-Cultural Center
  • Location: Jávea (Alicante), Aduanas, Spain
  • Photography: David Frutos
  • Software used: Revit
  • Other participants: Laura Solbes, Sara Marí, Dionisio Henarejos, Laura MaríF
  • Surface: (m2) 1.132,29 m2 / 12.187,87 ft2
  • Year: 2014

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