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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.

Library of Extraordinary Collection of the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands by atelier PRO architekten

 
August 22nd, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: atelier PRO architekten

The library building of the Extraordinary Collection of the University of Amsterdam on the Oude Turfmarkt forms an entrance gateway to a unique collection. One of the centres of medieval literature is seated here in Amsterdam. The complex is a listed building and is a part of the historical canal-side facade. Research on the development of the historical facade played a role in the concept forming for this library.

Image Courtesy © atelier PRO architekten

Image Courtesy © atelier PRO architekten

House in Ancon, Peru by Adrian Noboa Architect

 
August 22nd, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Adrian Noboa Architect

This is a project for the remodeling and extension of a beach house located on the hillside overlooking the sea and bay of Ancon, a district 43 Km north of Lima, Peru.

Image Courtesy © Adrian Noboa Architect

Image Courtesy © Adrian Noboa Architect

  • Architects: Adrian Noboa Architect
  • Project: House in Ancon
  • Location: Ancon District, Lima, Peru

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Outdoor Theater in Hulst, the Netherlands by PEÑA architecture & LUDO design

 
August 22nd, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: PEÑA architecture & LUDO design

Transformation and redevelopment of a monument into a public function.The entry by PEÑA architecture & LUDO Design in the contest of design ideas (Outdoor Theatre Keldermanspoort in Hulst) is based on adding urban and architectural elements to the existing situation. The project is threefold:

1 Restoration of the monumental gate with reference to the ” Bollewerckpoort ”
2 Adding a pavilion
3 Some urban interventions to improve the public space.

Image Courtesy © PEÑA architecture & LUDO design

Image Courtesy © PEÑA architecture & LUDO design

  • Architects: PEÑA architecture & LUDO design
  • Project: Outdoor Theater
  • Location: Hulst, the Netherlands
  • Client: municipality of Hulst
  • Project architects: Gabriel R. Peña and Ludo van der Walle
  • Builder: Arcadis, the Netherlands
  • Status: competition
  • Year: 2013

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The Stac Staircase – Nandos Restaurant in Harrogate, England by Demax Designs

 
August 22nd, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Demax Designs

The most recent location of the now world famous Nandos Restaurant Chain has opened on Parliament Street in Harrogate. As part of the development, Demax Stairs were approached by STAC Architects to provide a staircase which was a little ‘different’. Whilst the available space was restricted with walls on three sides, the staircase still needed to be eye catching and become a statement piece for both customers and staff alike. 3D Renders were produced of various designs to give an idea how to best utilise the space.

Image Courtesy © Demax Designs

Image Courtesy © Demax Designs

  • Architects: Demax Designs
  • Project: The Stac Staircase – Nandos Restaurant
  • Location: Harrogate, England

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Buenos Aires Ciudad Casa de Gobierno in Argentina by Foster + Partners

 
August 22nd, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Foster + Partners

Ciudad Casa de Gobierno is a new city hall for Buenos Aires, housing offices for the Mayor and 1,500 employees. Spanning an entire city block in Parque Patricios, the new building contributes to the revitalisation of the neighbourhood and combines an environmentally efficient design with an innovative, highly flexible internal arrangement of terraced office floors.

Image Courtesy © NIGEL YOUNG

Image Courtesy © NIGEL YOUNG

BAR-POOL-GALLERY in Nova Lima, Brazil by BCMF Arquitetos + MACh

 
August 22nd, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: BCMF Arquitetos + MACh

Designed and built over just three months, the “Bar-Pool-Gallery” was planned for the Casa Cor MG 2014 as a kind of a hilltop belvedere. The site is located in the central area of a private weekend retreat development, a series of bungalows with hotel infrastructure scattered on a sloping mountain overlooking the stunning valleys of Nova Lima, 12 km away from the city of Belo Horizonte.

Landscape view from the pool deck, Image Courtesy © Gabriel Castro

Landscape view from the pool deck, Image Courtesy © Gabriel Castro

  • Architects: BCMF Arquitetos (Bruno Campos, Marcelo Fontes & Silvio Todeschi) + MACh (Fernando Maculan & Mariza Machado Coelho)
  • Project: BAR-POOL-GALLERY
  • Location: Nova Lima, MG (Brazil)
  • Photography: Gabriel Castro, Jomar Bragança
  • Team: Patrícia Bueno, Vanessa Couto, Pedro Pereira, Yi Wang, Mateus Lira & Marcela
  • Client: Casa Cor MG
  • Interiors (Bar): Ana Bahia
  • Structure: Conceptus Projetos Estruturais (Sérgio Carvalho) & Antônio Victor (Piscina)
  • Exhibit (Gallery): Mostra Pau Ferro Cultural (curated by Luciana Garcia Waisberg)
  • Consultants: Ambiente Piscinas
  • Surface area: Bar (125m2) / Swimming-Pool (340m2) / Gallery (110m2)
  • Date: December 2014

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Sagarana House in São Paulo, Brazil by Rocco Arquitetos

 
August 21st, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Rocco Arquitetos

This project is a renovation of a 1940’s house in the city of São Paulo. The client, a single woman, wanted a more free an fluid space, so almost all of the first floor internal walls were removed. In order to do so, without having to include any sort of beam (iron or concrete) under the slab, a suspended beam was installed on top of the second floor (under the roof). It was attached to a built in rod. So, part of the first floor structure was held by this hidden beam.

Image Courtesy © Ana Mello

Image Courtesy © Ana Mello

  • Architects: Rocco Arquitetos
  • Project: Sagarana House
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazi
  • Photography: Ana Mello
  • Collaborators: Renata Pedrozo e Simone Ferreira
  • Buiding company: Construtora Ciampolini Rocco
  • Building Cordenation: Giancarlo Rocco
  • Engeneer: Jairo Correa Junior
  • Landscaping: Teodoro Marques da Costa
  • Building area: 212,4 m2
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Land area: 209 m2

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Puinhuis in Ghent, Belgium by FELT with 360 architecten

 
August 21st, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: FELT

At the outskirts of the quaint Belgian city of Ghent we encounter an idiosyncratic renovation of a classic Flemish townhouse. The original building was wrapped within a new envelope, delineating the new volume. Carrying three facades, the building is situated on the end of a row of houses. This unique position provides the dwelling three different opportunities of sunlight, a 270° panoramic view and its very own secret garden.

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

  • Architects: FELT with 360 architecten
  • Project: Puinhuis
  • Location: Ghent, Belgium
  • Photography: Filip Dujardin (exterior), FELT
  • Software used: AutoCAD and de Adobe suite
  • Client: private 
  • Surface: 550 sqm
  • Phase: built
  • Year: 2012-2014
  • Team: Jasper Stevens (FELT) with 360 architecten
  • Consultants: LIME, Robuust

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Nøjkærhus Culture House – rebuilt scout facilities in Virklund, Denmark by LUMO Architects

 
August 21st, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: LUMO Architects

Nøjkærhus is located in the highland of Jutland, near Silkeborg, Denmark. Extensive forests, lakes, heath and many smaller grassland areas characterize the landscape. Nøjkærhus originally consisted of two small forest guard buildings, located in a small clearing in the woods surrounded by the drama of the intense highland topography.

Image Courtesy © Jesper Balleby

Image Courtesy © Jesper Balleby

  • Architects: LUMO Architects
  • Project: Nøjkærhus Culture House – rebuilt scout facilities
  • Location: Virklund, Denmark
  • Photography: Jesper Balleby
  • Client: KFUM Scouts Silkeborg, Virklund Group
  • Collaborators and credit: Sloth Møller Engineering
  • Area: 250 sqm.
  • Year: Competition 1. Prize 2014, Completed by April 2015

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Cuatro Apartments in Córdoba, Argentina by Estudio A+3

 
August 21st, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Estudio A+3

The project is located in a quiet residential area which still retains and uses the space of the past. Neighbors gather on the sidewalk, get together by block, living outer space. Our goal is focused on reinterpreting and preserve these kind of use.

Image Courtesy © Gonzalo Viramonte

Image Courtesy © Gonzalo Viramonte

  • Architects: Estudio A+3
  • Project: Cuatro Apartments
  • Location: Córdoba, Argentina
  • Photography: Gonzalo Viramonte
  • Ground Area: 117sqm
  • Built area: 234sqm
  • Design team: Estudio A+3
  • Furnishing: en bruto – Coppari + Barrionuevo
  • Year: 2014

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