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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.

Quartéis de Santa Justa in Ponte de Lima, Portugal by Carvalho Araújo

 
April 21st, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Carvalho Araújo 

The project of Quartéis de Santa Justa is located at the highest point of Monte de Santa Justa, in Ponte de Lima (Portugal) and have, besides the chapel, a structure that served as a shelter for pilgrims.

Image Courtesy © NUDO

  • Architects: Carvalho Araújo
  • Project: Quartéis de Santa Justa
  • Location: Ponte de Lima, Portugal
  • Photography: NUDO

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The new Auditorium of the Banca di Credito Cooperativo (B.C.C.) “G. Toniolo” in San Cataldo, Italy by FABBRICANOVE Architetti

 
April 21st, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: FABBRICANOVE Architetti 

The new Auditorium of the Banca di Credito Cooperativo (B.C.C.) “G. Toniolo” in San Cataldo born from the client’s desire to create a public space for cultural events open to the public and for hosting business private meetings. Then, a space for the residents to meet and share new cultural opportunities, and for the bank activities. The location of the project is an important issue for the design approach: San Cataldo, a small town in the middle of Sicily, is composed of traditional houses. The auditorium is a new urban and contemporary design ‘object’ that comes as an alternative to the consolidated historical center, thanks to the project of FABBRICANOVE Architetti, an architectural office founded in Florence in 2009 by Enzo Fontana, Giovanni Bartolozzi, and Lorenzo Matteoli.

Insertion of the monolith and the continuity of the building gap that keeps together the stairwells and the emergency exits, Image Courtesy © Filippo Romano

  • Architects: FABBRICANOVE Architetti (Enzo Fontana, Giovanni Bartolozzi, Lorenzo Matteoli)
  • Project: The new Auditorium of the Banca di Credito Cooperativo (B.C.C.) “G. Toniolo”
  • Location: San Cataldo, Italy
  • Photography: Filippo Romano
  • Client: BCC ‐ Banca di Credito Cooperativo “G. Toniolo” of San Cataldo
  • Architects and works supervisor: Enzo Fontana, Giovanni Bartolozzi
  • Collaborators: Daniele Capolicchio, Francesco Capriotti, Renata Laudati, Domenico Calabrese
  • Structural engineering: Antonello Sajeva, Simona Sajeva

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COOOP3 in Tokyo, Japan by Domino Architects

 
April 20th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Domino Architects

We designed a new office space for a creative agency in Tokyo applying mixture of technology and traditional Japanese wood works for structure, furniture and fixtures. To keep the flexibility of the space, we suggested a portable partition system to insert on the floor and create proper size of the area.

The floor includes lab space intended for long-term project and war room intended for many projects to have short, intensive period of discussions. Each space is divided by glass partitions so that each active project can feel each other and is visible at a glance.

Image Courtesy © Gottingham

  • Architects: Domino Architects
  • Project: COOOP3
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Gottingham
  • Clients: Loftwork Inc.
  • Lead Architects: Yusuke Oono
  • Contractor: Eckits
  • Woodwork consultants: Hidakuma
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 218.2 sqm
  • Completion Year: 2017

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Caciporé House in São Paulo, Brazil by Studio Scatena Arquitetura

 
April 20th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Studio Scatena Arquitetura

Project of residence, atelier and gallery of the renomed plastic artist caciporé torres in the city of São paulo, Brazil.

With approximately 500 m2, composed by five bedrooms – suites on the ground floor and upper floor, two areas of leisure, one with swimming pool, gourmet area and other on the top floor with direct access to rooms and equipped with a spa.

Image Courtesy © Studio Scatena Arquitetura

  • Architects: Studio Scatena Arquitetura
  • Project: Caciporé House
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Construction: Easy Construtora
  • Landscaping: Marianne Ramos
  • Project Year: 2015/16

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The Séqué in Bayonne, France by Gardera Patrice

 
April 20th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Gardera Patrice

A small courtyard, a back entrance on the kitchen side, a hut, a dead tree, garden boots, smells, be in touch with nature, birdsong, animals, a vegetable garden, a shed for tools, a pergola, ivy along the walls, piles of wood, a tree under which to shelter, a forest, an under-growth, a river, an attic, a chicken coop, a bench, a pond, a well, a fountain, a path…

Living outside, space, air, light. How to live the countryside? How do you live in a forest? What are the ambiances? What are the specific characteristics of a habitat in the countryside?

Image Courtesy © Mathieu Choiselat

  • Architects: Gardera Patrice
  • Project: The Séqué
  • Location: Bayonne, France
  • Photography: Mathieu Choiselat, Stephane Chalmeau
  • Project owner: Habitat SudAtlantic
  • Associate Architect: David Pradel
  • Project manager: Délphine Prunet
  • Technical studies structures: Batiserf
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 5000 m²
  • Completion Year: December 2014

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Óscar Romerocollege in Dendermonde, Belgium by De Jong Gortemaker Algra Architects

 
April 20th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: De Jong Gortemaker Algra Architects

The south side of the Óscar Romerocollege borders on the historical inner city of Dendermonde. The patchwork sequence of courtyards and streets is typical of this location. Two college buildings have already been built. A further two buildings – a tuition building and a sports complex – will be added and are intended to strengthen the school’s identity. We have extended this objective to include a connection to the historic centre. A connection that has been created by blending into the structure of the public spaces. The existing courtyards have been extended to include two new courtyards and a promenade. The four school buildings, each of which has its own individual appearance, create a powerful rhythm on the north side. This is where the main entrance is located. A covered path connects the existing and new buildings and takes the students past the different courtyards, each of which has its own function and identity.

Image Courtesy © De Jong Gortemaker Algra Architects

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House in Macau by Millimeter Interior Design Limited

 
April 20th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Millimeter Interior Design Limited

This 11,000 square-feet house is located on Taipa Island in the Southern side of Macau. The owners live with one elderly and three children. Understanding the needs of the owners, the designer transformed the space into a more practical and suitable home for the family to settle in.

Image Courtesy © Millimeter Interior Design Limited

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CARMO ADVOGADOS HEADQUARTER in Cuiaba, Brazil by MMEB arquitetos

 
April 20th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: MMEB arquitetos

Because it is an expansion, an attachment, we chose a harmonious integration with the existing building, on a site of modest dimensions, with a program of needs that conditioned the use of its whole construction potential. Our concern was to integrate the two parts while providing our work with its own personality. In order to achieve this, we initially used a horizontal block to simulate continuity to the existing building, and a vertical bar to break this idea, creating a counterpoint to it. These two basic shapes are sculptured and modified to form the building and receive natural light. On the facade we chose to make a few openings due to strong sunshine in the afternoon, considering that Cuiabá, a city located in central Brazil with a humid tropical climate, presents summer temperatures that can reach 42º C. If on one hand we shut off the façade to protect the building, on the other hand we created courtyards, so that the building can receive natural light and ventilation, an efficient and unusual solution today in our city, a forgotten regional tradition that we sought to recover. Considering the small dimensions of the lot, we decided in favor of a steel structure and external panels of lightweight cement slabs with all walls containing thermal and acoustic insulation and plasterboard on internal walls and ceilings. The design included two courtyards that serve as a source of natural light and ventilation. By adopting the courtyards, we provided our customers with a new way of life, taking into account that they were previously working in rooms with no natural light or ventilation. And the headquarters of Carmo Lawyers embodies this concept of sustainability, on its four floors space designed by us decorated.

Image Courtesy © MMEB arquitetos

  • Architects: MMEB arquitetos
  • Project: CARMO ADVOGADOS HEADQUARTER
  • Location: Cuiaba, Brazil
  • Projects Director: Márcia Miranda
  • Administrative Director: Éder Bispo

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Office building for Dutch financial services group ACHMEA Leiden in The Netherlands by VVKH Architecten

 
April 20th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: VVKH Architecten 

Achmea’s office building marks the entrance to Leiden town centre. Five grand natural stone stairwells and a colourful façade shape the face directed towards this country’s busiest railway line. The road runs under the building on the town side. Here, the twelve tree columns shape a unique avenue leading towards Leiden city centre. The buildings’ use of colour refers to the painting ’rhythm of a Russian dance´ of the artist Theo van Doesburg. In 1917 he founded the Dutch famous artistic movement ’The Stijl’  in this town.

Image Courtesy © Thea van den Heuvel-Fotografie

CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART in Ohio by Rafael Viñoly Architects

 
April 20th, 2017 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Rafael Viñoly Architects 

The Cleveland Museum of Art, one of the largest and most important art institutions in the United States, was built in 1916 by local architects Hubbell and Benes as a Greek revival pavilion, situated at the head of a pastoral park and lagoon landscape designed by the Olmsted Brothers. However, subsequent additions, including a noteworthy education wing by Marcel Breuer, obscured the rational plan of the original structure with a disjointed, confusing warren of spaces. In 2001, Rafael Viñoly Architects won the commission to resolve these conditions with an expansion and renovation, creating a coherent organization of galleries that accommodates projected growth and unifies disparate architectural vocabularies into a singular composition.

Image Courtesy © Rafael Viñoly Architects

  • Architects: Rafael Viñoly Architects
  • Project: CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART
  • Location: CLEVELAND, Ohio, U.S
  • Lighting Consultant: George Sexton Associates
  • Structural Engineers: Nabih Youssef & Associates
  • Civil Engineer: Moody-Nolan, Inc
  • Concrete Consultant: Reginald D. Hough
  • Exhibit Designers: Quenroe Associates
  • Retail Consultant: Charles Sparks & Company

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