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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.

Amerland Road in London, England by Giles Pike Architects

 
November 1st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Giles Pike Architects 

The prospect of building a small stand-alone new house on this very restricted garage plot seemed like an improbability until we started to explore the site in three dimensions. We concluded that if we turned the house upside down and arranged the bedrooms and bathrooms on a lower ground floor, with the main living rooms on the ground floor and upper mezzanine levels, then a workable and viable plan form started to emerge. Our brief was to build the largest house possible on this 60 m2 site, which was located at the end of a garden on Velonia Gardens and next to an electricity substation on Amerland Road, with very limited access for excavation. In essence we designed the house in section rather than in plan ie the plan form was generated by the section, and the section through the house allows sunlight to penetrate deep into the interior spaces. Although the house is small in scale, it is not small in stature – in a manner of speaking it is a house that punches above its weight! When you look at the house from the outside it looks remarkably small, but once inside it has the most extraordinary light and airy feel. The positioning of the staircase, central in the house, and being a design feature in its own right encourages the eye to travel up to the mezzanine floor level and down to the basement level, therefore allowing one to perceive the three dimensional quality of the house. On the ground floor, which comprises the entrance off Amerland Road and the kitchen, dining and living areas, one is aware of the space above and space below. The staircase is a relatively lightweight fabrication in steel and glass, with open treads in hard wood, and has a delicacy and a lightness of touch, which echoes the way the house as a whole has been conceived.

Image Courtesy © Giles Pike Architects

Image Courtesy © Giles Pike Architects

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“House in Caselas” in Lisboa, Portugal by phdd arquitectos

 
November 1st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: phdd arquitectos

The neighborhood of Caselas, Lisbon, was built in 1949 and designed by architect Antonio Couto Martins.

With a regular and orthogonal organization this neighborhood is characterized by the adaptation of its urban fabric to some pre-existing elements, such as the Church, which served as a reference to its main axes.

Image Courtesy © Francisco Nogueira

Image Courtesy © Francisco Nogueira

  • Architects: phdd arquitectos
  • Project: House in Caselas
  • Location: Lisboa, Portugal
  • Photography: Francisco Nogueira
  • Area: 150m2
  • Project Year: 2015

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Lamas House in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina by MOARQS architects + OTTOLENGHI architects

 
November 1st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: MOARQS architects

The commission is a house for a couple with four grown children.

The plot is located in a countryside neighborhood with access to Route 27 and to the Lujan River, in the town of Tigre in the northern suburbs of Buenos Aires.

Image Courtesy © Albano Garcia

Image Courtesy © Albano Garcia

  • Architects: MOARQS architects + OTTOLENGHI architects (Arch. Ignacio Montaldo + Arch. Eugenio Ottolenghi)
  • Project: Lamas House
  • Location: S. María de las Conchas 4249 Avenue, Albanueva Neighbor, Plot 85. Tigre, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
  • Photography: Albano Garcia
  • Collaborators: Arch. Adrien Girard, Arch. Juan Charadia, Arch. Lucrecia Brero, Arch. Torunn Vaksvik Skarstad, Arch. Jerónimo Bailat, Arch. Sofia Tomaselli
  • Main contractor: Carlos Rodríguez Palare / Arch Michelle Rodríguez Palare
  • Structural Engineers: Ing. German Comas, Ing. Fernando Saludas
  • Landscape Architecture: Ing. Agr. Cecilia Rossi de Dominicis
  • Frame windows: Alucon. Fernando
  • Lighting consultant: Arch. Verónica La Cruz
  • Ablution: Estudio Labonia
  • Total cost: 390,000 US Dollar
  • Gross internal floor area: 360m2
  • Tender date: January 2013
  • Start on site date: June 2013
  • Construction duration: March 2015

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Mc Cann Worldgroup Headquarters in Madrid, Spain by Studio Banana

 
November 1st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Studio Banana 

McCann Worldgroup is a leading global advertising agency. As part of its Vision 2021 a radically collaborative way of working is being implemented. MWG Madrid approached Studio Banana in order to support this transition, foster a novel workplace culture and design its new headquarters in the same spirit.

Image Courtesy © Studio Banana

Image Courtesy © Studio Banana

  • Architects: Studio Banana
  • Project: Mc Cann Worldgroup Headquarters
  • Location: 28016, Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: Rubén Bescos
  • Client: Mc Cann Worldgroup + IPG
  • Contractor: Nüssli
  • Relevant Suppliers: Nüssli
  • Square Footage (m2): 5.600 m2
  • Begin Of Planning: June, 2015
  • Project Completion: May, 2016

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Fintech Fusion Incubator For Start-Ups in Geneva, Switzerland by Studio Banana

 
November 1st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Studio Banana 

Fintech Fusion is an accelerator dedicated to financial technology start-ups and located in an area of Geneva undergoing a deep transformation, from light industry into tech. The premises used to host the labs of a world-class diamonds and jewellery brand.

Image Courtesy © Studio Banana

Image Courtesy © Studio Banana

  • Architects: Studio Banana 
  • Project: Fintech Fusion Incubator For Start-Ups
  • Location: 1227, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Photography: Rubén Bescos
  • Client: FTI, Fondation des Terrains Industriels
  • Relevant Suppliers: Hay, Arper, ICF, Enea, Muuto
  • Floor Area (m2): 650 m2
  • Begin Of Planning: June, 2015
  • Project Completion: January, 2016

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RACAGNI Primary School in Parma, Italy by Marlegno

 
November 1st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Marlegno

Racagni Primary School stands on three floors: the total net area of the ground floor is 2.326 square meters divided between classrooms, auditorium, facilities, the gym and administration offices. The first floor has a total net area of 1.491 square meters with six classrooms, labs for art, computer, science and music. The second floor, 1.030 square meters of net area, includes ten classrooms and service areas.

Image Courtesy © Marlegno

Image Courtesy © Marlegno

  • Architects: Marlegno (Angelo Luigi Marchetti)
  • Project: RACAGNI Primary School
  • Location: Parma, Italy 

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Fondation Des Terrains Industriels Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland by Studio Banana

 
November 1st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Studio Banana 

The renovation project of the FTI foundation’s headquarters in the heart of Geneva’s industrial urban fabric was undertaken following two primary objectives:

On one hand, the need to activate a collaborative culture amongst the different departments, based on a transversal project dynamic, and on the other hand the need to propose a renewed and coherent client experience in line with the foundation’s values. The users were involved in a participatory co-design process from the start, helping to shape a common vision and to create an optimal user experience.

Image Courtesy © Studio Banana

Image Courtesy © Studio Banana

  • Architects: Studio Banana
  • Project: Fondation Des Terrains Industriels Headquarters
  • Location: 1227, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Photography: Rubén Bescos
  • Client: FTI, Fondation des Terrains Industriels
  • Relevant Suppliers: Arper, Fantoni, Vitra­, BrickBox
  • Floor Area (m2): 560 m2
  • Begin Of Planning: June, 2015
  • Project Completion: February, 2016

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Sotheby’s in Carvoeiro, Portugal by CORREIA/RAGAZZI ARQUITECTOS

 
November 1st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: CORREIA/RAGAZZI ARQUITECTOS

The new Sotheby’s Real Estate Headquarters at Carvoeiro, Algarve, is on an existent building characterized by both local and traditional construction technics as well as materials. In order to save and recuperate the building having in mind the new program, we have decided to conduct some internal demolitions as the building was not well preserved. Said demolitions, at a spatial configuration level, will allow to recover the building and make the necessary adjustments to the contemporary needs, mainly in terms of energy efficiency.

Image Courtesy © FG+SG - ÚLTIMAS REPORTAGENS

Image Courtesy © FG+SG – ÚLTIMAS REPORTAGENS

  • Architects: CORREIA/RAGAZZI ARQUITECTOS
  • Project: Sotheby’s
  • Location: Carvoeiro, Portugal
  • Photography: FG+SG – ÚLTIMAS REPORTAGENS
  • Promotor: Sotheby’s Real Estate
  • Collaborators: Francisco Tavares Ascensão, Juliano Ribas Silva, Rita Breda
  • Structure Ans Foundation Engineering: ALCEPI Engenharia
  • Hidraulic Engineering: ALCEPI Engenharia
  • Technical Facilities Engineering: Lusoclima
  • Electrical Engineering: Acácio Cerqueira Gabinete de Projectos
  • Constrution Area: 255 m2
  • Site Area: 150 m2
  • Project: 2014
  • Year Of The Conclusion: 2016

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The 4th Gymnasium in Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Paul de Ruiter Architects

 
November 1st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Paul de Ruiter Architects 

In the first energy-neutral district of Amsterdam, the Houthavens, we designed the 4th Gymnasium. An energy-neutral secondary school that accommodates about 800 students. The school functions as the entrance of the new district. The Houthavens had an industrial role for years and will transform into a vibrant district with several islands in the upcoming years. A great variety of buildings and residents will take their place here. The 4th Gymnasium serves as a herald for the further developments of this area.

Image Courtesy © Sónia Arrepia

Image Courtesy © Sónia Arrepia

  • Architects: Paul de Ruiter Architects (Paul de Ruiter & Noud Paes, Richard Buijs, Lionel Nascimento Gomes, Raymond van Sabben, Marieke Sijm)
  • Project: The 4th Gymnasium
  • Location: Archangelweg 4, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Sónia Arrepia
  • Software used: Rhino, Sketchup with a Sefaira update and AutoCAD
  • Client: City of Amsterdam
  • User: Esprit Scholengroep / The 4th Gymnasium
  • Project team: Bobby de Graaf, Laura van de Pol, Willem, Jan Landman
  • Engineer: Van Rossum
  • Installations: Ingenieursburo Linssen
  • Building physics: LBP sight
  • Construction costs: bbn adviseurs
  • Project management: PMB gemeente Amsterdam
  • Contractor: Dura Vermeer

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HELLO HOUSE in Victoria, Australia by OOF! architecture

 
November 1st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: OOF! architecture

The Hello House is a renovation and extension of a Victorian shophouse to accomodate a family home and artist’s studio. The modest but beautiful front rooms were refreshed and its dysfunctional old back rooms demolished and replaced with new spaces more suitable for 21st century life.

Image Courtesy © Nic Granleese

Image Courtesy © Nic Granleese

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