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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.

School Extension Elementary School in Vienna, Austria by kirsch ZT GmbH

 
March 20th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: kirsch ZT GmbH

The “Open Air” School of the city of Vienna, often referred to as the \”Baslerschule\”, completed in 1951 and designed by Roland Rainer, is located on the southern outskirts of Vienna (23rd district) in the middle of a heterogeneous environment. This elongated, L-shaped, single-storey, landmarked building with a gabled roof received an extension in the 1970s in the form of four free-standing annexed classrooms constructed in wood adjoining the eastern end of school grounds.

Image Courtesy © Hertha Hurnaus

Image Courtesy © Hertha Hurnaus

  • Architects: kirsch ZT GmbH
  • Project: School Extension Elementary School
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Photography: Hertha Hurnaus

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Il Pirata in Belfast, United Kingdom by Oscar & Oscar

 
March 20th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Oscar & Oscar

Based loosely on the informality of the Venetian Bacaro and a sense of place that was more Meat Packing District, New York than Holywood, County Down, il Pirata’s concept of small rustic Italian dishes to share set to challenge the preconceptions of the Northern Irish diner on their associations with Italian restaurants, and dining in Northern Ireland in general.

Image Courtesy © Adele Smyth Kennedy

Image Courtesy © Adele Smyth Kennedy

  • Architects: Oscar & Oscar
  • Project: Il Pirata
  • Location: Belfast, United Kingdom
  • Photography: Adele Smyth Kennedy
  • Main Contractor: Strong Construction

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Community-minded Share House + IT office ”COCREA” in Hitachi, Japan by bews

 
March 20th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source:  bews

Share-house”COCREA” began from a dream of “a place where all gather” of local activities circle HEMHEM of Ibaraki Christian University.

Street side approach to entrance and texture of domestic cedar, Image Courtesy © bews

Street side approach to entrance and texture of domestic cedar, Image Courtesy © bews

  • Architects: bews
  • Project: Community-minded Share House + IT office ”COCREA”
  • Location: Hitachi, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
  • Photography: Satoshi Asakawa 
  • Structural Engineer: Jun Sato (Adviser)
  • Facility Engineer: Comodo equipment planning
  • Contractor: sansyu kensetsu Kogyo
  • Area: 407.54 sqm
  • Project year: 2013~2015

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Am Steinbruch in Oberbozen, Italy by noa* (network of architecture)

 
March 20th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: noa* (network of architecture)

noa* (network of architecture) established, starting from the place – the quarry / Renon, a design concept, which implements the stone wall in the same way as it is used in the vineyards – as a supporting element.

„…Architecture on this particular place has to meet nature on the most natural way…“

Image Courtesy © noa* (network of architecture)

Image Courtesy © noa* (network of architecture)

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Centre de dia i casal de gent gran de Blancafort in Spain by GUILLEM CARRERA arquitecte

 
March 20th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: GUILLEM CARRERA arquitecte

Day center and home for the elderly of Blancafort.

A social building necessary for the elderly of the village of Blancafort and its neighboring municipalities.

The initial observation of the plot and its environment led to consider that the future building did not have to solve only a program and a requirement of an isolated building, but it also had to help consolidate the nearest urban fabric, creating an entrance to the village with its own personality and public character.

Image Courtesy © GUILLEM CARRERA arquitecte

Image Courtesy © GUILLEM CARRERA arquitecte

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Shunyi House in Beijing, China by reMIX studio

 
March 18th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: reMIX studio

The project is a renovation of a house of approximately 500 sqm originally divided in two floors and a basement, the extension of a villa of two screenwriters and their children located in Shunyi, Beijing. The initial client’s requirements were a volumetric expansion to accommodate new programs such as a double-height studio, a roof terrace, a kitchen garden, a projection room, and the transformation of the existing garden, needing to become an integral part of the building.

Main facade from the main gate , Image Courtesy © Xiazhi

Main facade from the main gate , Image Courtesy © Xiazhi

  • Architects: reMIX studio
  • Project: Shunyi House
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Photography: Xiazhi 
  • Team: ChenChen, Federico Ruberto, Nicola Saladino, LiuYifu ,AniruddhaMukherjee, Xue Yang , XuKuanxin
  • Client: private
  • General Contractor: Beijing Jujianglvjian Construction ltd
  • Size: Renovation 120 sqm, garden 200 sqm
  • Year: 2014
  • Status: Completed

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GustoMSC Schiedam in Netherlands by JHK Architecten

 
March 18th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: JHK Architecten 

The offshore engineering company GustoMSC moved into the ‘Timmerfabriek’; a distinctive industrial building that was originally constructed in 1948 at the former terrain of the Wilton Fijenoord dock in Schiedam. JHK architecten worked in close collaboration with GustoMSC and ABT on the transformation and transfiguration of the 9.500 m2 building, in order to achieve a design that fits both with the needs of the new user and the preconditions imposed by the existing building.

Image Courtesy © Marcel van der Burg

Image Courtesy © Marcel van der Burg

  • Architects: JHK Architecten
  • Project: GustoMSC Schiedam
  • Location: Karel Doormanweg 35, Schiedam, Netherlands
  • Photography: Marcel van der Burg
  • Client: GustoMSC
  • Project management / technical consulting: ABT
  • Financial consulting: ABT
  • Main contractor: v.d. Tempel Bouw & Ontwikkeling
  • Gross Floor area: ca. 9.500m²
  • Project start: 2014
  • Completion: 2015 

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Everlong in Nagoya, Japan by bandesign

 
March 18th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: bandesign

Everlong which has changeable structure, RC and Wood exists perpetually for living in an urban location.

Everlong which has borrowed urban scenery exists in a central position of Nagoya city, Japanese typical urban location. The area that a commercial and a residential district has been considered to be sphere of influence and this townscape has been changing rapidly. Under the circumstances, architecture in the area needs to provide for various purposes.

Image Courtesy © Shigetomo Mizuno

Image Courtesy © Shigetomo Mizuno

  • Architects: bandesign – Hisanori Ban, Kazumoto Terashima
  • Project: Everlong
  • Location: Nagoya City Aichi prefecture Japan
  • Photography: Shigetomo Mizuno
  • Structure: RC+Wood
  • Structural Engineer: IIJIMA Structural Design Office – Takao Michikura
  • Lighting Designer: Koizumi Lighting Technology – Atsuko Fujita
  • Constructer: Aizawa kensetsu ltd.-Yoshiharu Tsuzuki
  • Site area: 1347.21 sq. ft
  • Area: 2733.50sq. ft
  • Year: 2014

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Palanga concert hall in Lithuania by Uostamiescio projektas

 
March 18th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Uostamiescio projektas

New concert hall erected in the autumn of 2015 at the most popular resort town of Lithuania- Palanga.

Specific location- center of the quarter, which is formed by different stylistics discordant buildings, presupposed a simple circular shape- the form that unites surrounding various periods of architecture.  It’s round white facade not only gives sense of lightness to a relatively big volume of a building, but also highlights a valuable historic building- Palanga kurhauz, by forming a contrast background to it.

Image Courtesy © Leonas Garbacauskas

Image Courtesy © Leonas Garbacauskas

  • Architects: Uostamiescio projektas, Algirdas Stripinis, Snieguole Stripiniene, Kristina Jurkute
  • Project: Palanga concert hall
  • Location: Palanga, Lithuania
  • Photography: Leonas Garbacauskas
  • Construction design: Arturas Preiksaitis
  • Contractor: Conresta
  • Volume: 31317m3 (overground), 10550m3 (underground)
  • Height: 14,60m
  • Area: 4891 m2
  • Year built: 2015

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Dowel House in Melbourne, Australia by Fmd architects

 
March 18th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Fmd architects

The brief was to create refurbish the existing single fronted terrace internally. The layout remained as is, with the central study to flexible to as 3rd bedroom or study. A clerestory skylight was to remain but be furbished to become a point of focus over the dining area.

Image Courtesy © Peter Bennetts

Image Courtesy © Peter Bennetts

  • Architects: Fmd architects
  • Project: Dowel House
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Photography: Peter Bennetts
  • Landscape Architect: Eckersley Garden Architecture
  • Project Team: Fiona Dunin, Andrew Carija, Alice Edmonds, Caroline Tan
  • Builder: Rod Stallworthy
  • Structural Engineer: N/A
  • Project Completion: 2015

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