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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.

Villa Saxe in Paris, France by Emmanuel COMBAREL Dominique MARREC Architectes (ECDM)

 
February 11th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Emmanuel COMBAREL Dominique MARREC Architectes (ECDM)

The design of our project was developed to focus on three strong intentions structured by the heirloom of this singular parcel.

Above all is the question of the garden, this protected and timeless area that we perceive, and that we will be able to make visible. This is not only to respect an urban rule by returning the same volume of soil-grown, but also to preserve the maximum of an atypical plant heritage, to free the ground as much as possible to maximize the garden, and finally to structure it in order to generate depths of field and gradations in the perception.

Image Courtesy © Benoit Fougeirol

Image Courtesy © Benoit Fougeirol

  • Architects: Emmanuel COMBAREL Dominique MARREC Architectes (ECDM)
  • Project: Villa Saxe
  • Location: Avenue de Saxe, Paris (75), France
  • Photography: Benoit Fougeirol
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Programm: Housing complex of 14 ownership programmes and 24 social housing
  • Client: Ogic
  • Surface: 2189 m² shon
  • Completed: 2015

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Fold Up House in Los Angeles by Dan Brunn Architecture

 
February 11th, 2016 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Taylor & Company

For this suburban home, Dan Brunn, AIA, principal of Dan Brunn Architecture, injected the feeling of openness and of continuum, which was of utmost importance to the clients. As a means to negate the claustrophobic spaces of their primary residence, the architect developed a language to express the free flowing nature of the design.

Image Courtesy © Dan Brunn Architecture

Image Courtesy © Dan Brunn Architecture

  • Architects: Dan Brunn Architecture
  • Project: Fold Up House
  • Location: Los Angeles, USA
  • Software used: ArchiCAD, Cinema4D

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Kirby Towers in Houston, Texas by Cisneros Design Studio Architects, LLC

 
February 11th, 2016 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Cisneros Design Studio Architects, LLC

This 60s era office complex is located in Houston’s Upper Kirby District – an area which is quickly transforming into a trendy neighborhood and shopping district. The project consisted of the major renovation of the façade and two parking garages, new building lighting, and new exterior street signage.

Image Courtesy © Cisneros Design Studio Architects, LLC

Image Courtesy © Cisneros Design Studio Architects, LLC

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Traditional Patisserie with Urban Vibes in Bozen, Italy by noa* network of architecture

 
February 11th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: noa* network of architecture 

The owner Hannes Dollinger lived and worked for years in Vienna and fell in love with the tradition of the ‘Wiener Kaffeehaus’. Cosy spaces where you can enjoy coffee and pastry for hours, reading a newspaper and having a chat with the waiter, as you would in your own living room, were his idea of the new café. And in fact, the cosiness already starts from the doorsill. The entrance is formed by a group of vintage armchairs that create a sort of a living room and invite passing people to have a seat. In summer the facade is totally open and the chairs get part of the street and the city.

Image Courtesy © noa* network of architecture

Image Courtesy © noa* network of architecture

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Promenade verte in Paris, France by ERIK GIUDICE ARCHITECTURE

 
February 11th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: ERIK GIUDICE ARCHITECTURE

The upcoming arrival of the Grand Paris Express BVC (Bry-Villiers-Champigny) train station made it possible to create a transport link in eastern Paris. Perfectly connected to the metropolitan networks, the ZAC Marne-Europe and Boutareines urban project possesses several advantages that will help create a dynamic economic hub and a pleasant living area on the territory of the Marne meander.

Image Courtesy © ERIK GIUDICE ARCHITECTURE

Image Courtesy © ERIK GIUDICE ARCHITECTUR

  • Architects: ERIK GIUDICE ARCHITECTURE
  • Project: Promenade verte
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Client: EPAMARNE
  • Surface: 26 ha m²
  • Competition Date: April 2015

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MILLS, THE TOY MANAGEMENT HOUSE in Melbourne, Australia by Austin Maynard Architects

 
February 11th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Austin Maynard Architects

In a nutshell

She’s a senior executive and now a new mum. For her and her newborn baby she wanted a light-filled home that could hide the mess. We gave her a floor that was a giant toy-box.

The what

Mills is an extension to a one level weatherboard terrace in Melbourne. The original facade and front 2 rooms of the terrace remain. One of those rooms has been altered to incorporate a study and a bathroom. A large lightwell separates the original structure from the new extension. The extension has two bedrooms and a bathroom above an open kitchen, living, dining space.

Mills is a complex home, full of ideas, however there are 2 core elements.

  1. The floor is a giant toy box.
  2. The rear facade filters and softens the strong sunlight that had previously dominated the backyard.
Image Courtesy © Peter Bennetts Studio

Image Courtesy © Peter Bennetts Studio

  • Architects: Austin Maynard Architects
  • Project:  MILLS, THE TOY MANAGEMENT HOUSE
  • Location: Melbourne,  Australia
  • Photography: Peter Bennetts Studio
  • Software used: Vectorworks, Sketchup, Photoshop, Indesign
  • Builder:  Grand Plan Properties
  • Engineer:  Hive Engineering
  • Site  Area: 202m2
  • Floor area: 154m2
  • Completion date: September 2015

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Palo Alto Eichler Remodel in CA by Klopf Architecture

 
February 11th, 2016 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Klopf Architecture 

Klopf Architecture updated a classic Eichler indoor-outdoor home to better suit the needs of a very busy family. The owners have two rather young kids and are also professionals with unpredictable, busy schedules. The house also had to accommodate the needs of two live-in nannies who cover for the parents when they’re indisposed. With those considerations in mind, the owners selected this house because it was larger than typical Eichlers because past additions had been already been made to the house. However, at the time of purchase the house was in poor condition and needed a complete gut remodel including all new roof, mechanical systems, and electrical, the replacement of dry-rotted siding and framing, some layout changes, and all new finishes. The house is super-insulated and has no need of air-conditioning.

Image Courtesy © Mariko Reed

Image Courtesy © Mariko Reed

  • Architects: Klopf Architecture 
  • Project: Palo Alto Eichler Remodel
  • Location: Palo Alto, CA, USA
  • Photography: Mariko Reed
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Project Team: John Klopf, AIA, Jackie Detamore, AIA, and Angela Todorova
  • Structural Engineer: Brian Dotson
  • Contractor: Flegels Construction
  • Year completed: 2013

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International School in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam by Bogle Architects

 
February 11th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Bogle Architects 

The International School Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC) is a new secondary school designed by Bogle Architects, providing teaching facilities for over 900 students, with an internationally renowned education programme.

The 1.15 hectare site, located adjacent to the River Saigon, stands amongst a varied townscape of traditional residential units and new 25-storey residential blocks.

Image Courtesy © Bogle Architects

Image Courtesy © Bogle Architects

  • Architects: Bogle Architects 
  • Project: International School 
  • Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Client: Cognita Asia
  • Local Architects: Sagen
  • Cost Consultant: WT Partnership
  • Engineering: Indochine Engineering
  • Project Manager: Mace Vietnam
  • Main Contractor: Toan Viet JSC

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A Raumplan house in MADRID, Spain by ESTUDIO ARQUITECTURA CAMPO BAEZA

 
February 11th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: ESTUDIO ARQUITECTURA CAMPO BAEZA 

The house is located on a sloping plot with a landscape of distant horizon none other than Madrid’s western mountain range viewed from Camarines. At ground level it doesn’t appear to be anything special, but as we go up we feast our eyes on a panoramic view of the urban landscape of the east of Madrid. From the four towers to the left to the Madrid tower to the right. Beautiful, and curious also.  Logically the more public parts of the house will be at the upper levels to frame and enjoy the stunning views.

Image Courtesy © Javier Callejas Sevilla

Image Courtesy © Javier Callejas Sevilla

  • Architects: ESTUDIO ARQUITECTURA CAMPO BAEZA
  • Project: A Raumplan house
  • Location: MADRID, Spain
  • Photography: Javier Callejas Sevilla
  • Collaborators: Ignacio Aguirre López, Alejandro Cervilla García,   Alfonso Guajardo-Fajardo, Manel Barata, Jesús Aparicio Alfaro, María Pérez de Camino Díez,    Tommaso Campiotti,  Maria Moura
  • Structure:   Andrés Rubio Morán
  • Quantity Surveyor:  Francisco Melchor Gallego
  • Contractor: Serviteco
  • Area: 500 m2
  • Built: 2015

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Innovative Green Office Lobby in Hong Kong by 4N design architects

 
February 10th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: 4N design architects 

Owned by retailer of Dried Seafood and Bird Nest in Hong Kong, this building is their headquarters building house packaging workshops and office space. This design exercise was to create an entrance lobby and garden to cater for all users of the building. The design concept was driven by notion of ‘In search of natural beauty’. The area is consisted of semi-outdoor garden space and indoor lobby concierge space. The garden is infused with arrays of timber slots, timber flooring, lawns and vertical plantations. All greenery is supported by automated irrigation system and advanced-level drainage system.

Image Courtesy © 4N design architects

Image Courtesy © 4N design architects

  • Architects: 4N design architects
  • Project: Innovative Green Office Lobby
  • Location: Shing Wan Road, N.T. Hong Kong
  • Completion : March 2015
  • Area : approx.. 8,000 square feet

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