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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.

BSZ . Reconstruction of a Townhouse with New Steel Balconies in Zürich, Switzerland by idA buehrer wuest architekten sia ag

 
August 3rd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: idA buehrer wuest architekten sia ag

The living and business house was built in 1893 and accommodates six 3.5-room apartments, an art gallery in the ground floor and a motorcycle workshop in the basement.

The dwelling levels are fully refurbished. The formerly North and street orientated living-/dining room is now facing the quiet south. The floor plan, which was divided into small sections with entrée, bathroom and kitchen, is now dissolved. A new infrastructure box with bathroom and kitchen is added and is spliting the loft like room in entrance, living and dining area.

Image Courtesy © Valentin Jeck

Image Courtesy © Valentin Jeck

  • Architects: idA buehrer wuest architekten sia ag
  • Project: BSZ . Reconstruction of a Townhouse with New Steel Balconies
  • Location: Zürich, Switzerland
  • Photography: Valentin Jeck
  • Steelconstruction: Tuchschmid AG
  • Completion: 2016

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Elite house in the Rostov region, Russia by Architectural studio CHADO

 
August 3rd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Architectural studio CHADO

Elite house in the Rostov region The severe and laconic outline of the building, the large heavy roof – it all creates enormity, static impression. At the same time, the huge stained glass windows do not prevent a view from penetrating to the interior space, revealing the building structures which are the main aesthetic value. Specially highlighted structure shows the inner beauty of the building.

Image Courtesy © Inna Kablukova

Image Courtesy © Inna Kablukova

  • Architects: Architectural studio CHADO
  • Project: Elite house
  • Location: Rostov region, Russia
  • Photography: Inna Kablukova
  • Rooms: 8
  • Object Area: 650 m²
  • Commissioning of the project: 2016

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Kustwerk Katwijk in Netherlands by Royal HaskoningDHV

 
August 3rd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Royal HaskoningDHV

The new underground parking garage in Katwijk aan Zee is the result of a multifaceted commission granted to Royal HaskoningDHV by the Municipality of Katwijk. Royal HaskoningDHV is responsible for the architectural design of the underground parking and translated this design into a Building Quality Plan. Based on this Building Quality Plan, Ballast Nedam, in cooperation with ZJA, engineered the integral design (architectural, functional, structural and installation) for the realization of the parking garage.

Image Courtesy © Luuk Kramer

Image Courtesy © Luuk Kramer

  • Architects: Royal HaskoningDHV
  • Project: Kustwerk Katwijk
  • Location: Katwijk, Netherlands
  • Photography: Luuk Kramer, OnSite Photography
  • Software used: Sketchup, Autodesk Autocad, Rhinoceros 3D, Vray and Adobe Design Suite
  • Client: Municipality of Katwijk
  • Landscape architect: OKRA Landscape architects
  • Contract management: WB de Ruimte
  • Dyke consultant: Arcadis
  • Contractor: Bouwcombinatie Ballast Nedam/Rohde Nielsen
  • Structural Design: Adviesbureau Snijders
  • MEP: De Bosman Bedrijven
  • Lift installation: Liften‐ en Machinefabriek Lakeman
  • Façade Engineering and realization: Metadecor
  • Integral Design: Ballast Nedam Engineering in cooperation with ZJA

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Khazar Residential Building in Tehran, Iran by S-A-L Design Studio

 
August 3rd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: S-A-L Design Studio

Project’s site is located in one of North Tehran vicinities which comprises of condensed cluster buildings and narrow alleys. Therefore, approximately an amount of 48 sq. m. of the total land area of 350 sq. m. was neglected by the municipality code in order to widen the alley. In addition to the client’s required physical program, this issue led the building to be extremely compressed, as well as parking lots to be hard to design and the mass of building to be solid for shaping.

Image Courtesy © Saeed Pirasteh

Image Courtesy © Saeed Pirasteh

  • Architects: S-A-L Design Studio
  • Project: Khazar Residential Building
  • Location: Tehran, Iran
  • Photography: Saeed Pirasteh
  • Architect in Charge: Behrad Tondravi
  • Design Team: Siamak Khaksar, Hiva Farajpour Bakhtiari, Faranak Foroughi, Soheil Ghasemi, Alireza Fazeli, Nilufar Moosavi, Nahid Malayeri, Farshid  Moosavi
  • Area: 1900 m2
  • Project Year: 2015

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GMP – Yorba Linda Residence in California by Domaen

 
August 2nd, 2016 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Domaen

The project hugs a difficult hillside that is in most part subject to a future landslide and therefore in large parts unbuildable. The current proposal takes advantage of an existing berm to anchor the second story with all the private areas so that the building bridges as a quasi-landform over the entrance. The building is Y-shaped to accommodate a private courtyard and maximize the buildable area of the lot.

Image Courtesy © Domaen

Image Courtesy © Domaen

  • Architects: Domaen
  • Project: GMP – Yorba Linda Residence
  • Location: Yorba Linda, California, USA
  • Principal Design: Axel Schmitzberger, Chris Lowe
  • Team: Jessica Schmitzberger, Cooper Ballantine, Justin Tingue
  • Area: 11,000 ft2
  • Project year: 2014-2018

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ELL – Spec Residence for Luxe List LLC in California by Domaen

 
August 2nd, 2016 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Domaen

ELL is a 5,500SF ground-up Beverly Hills Spec residence designed for Luxe List. The building is located at the crest of the Benedict Canyon hillsides, overlooking the entire serene landscape of the Beverly Hills neighborhood. The project is loosely situated within the footprint of a former, now demolished, one-story 1950s residence.

Image Courtesy © Paul Vu

Image Courtesy © Paul Vu

  • Architects: Domaen
  • Project: ELL – Spec Residence for Luxe List LLC
  • Location: Beverly Hills, California, USA
  • Photography: Paul Vu
  • Software used: Rhino3D, Grasshopper, Archicad, Adobe Illustrator
  • Principal Design: Axel Schmitzberger, Chris Lowe
  • Team: Jessica Schmitzberger, Cooper Ballantine, Justin Tingue
  • Structural: S&Z Engineering
  • Area: 5,500 ft2
  • Project year: 2014 – 2016

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Apartment 37 in Shanghai, China by Atelier Mearc

 
August 2nd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Atelier Mearc

Early architecture was built maybe merely to accommodate people. As time changes, city breath permeates into architecture and stamps them with urbanization. Just like the old residential buildings in shanghai.

Image Courtesy © Lu Haha

Image Courtesy © Lu Haha

  • Architects: Atelier Mearc
  • Project: Apartment 37
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Photography: Lu Haha
  • Software used:  AutoCAD, SketchUp, and Adobe InDesign
  • Architect in charge: Zhou Wei
  • Design team: Xu Xiwen, Du Mili
  • Area: 37 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Complete Time: 2016

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Fashionable Villa with Rich Feng Shui in China by Another Design Interntional

 
August 2nd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Another Design Interntional

Julian and his wife, Mana, a fashion designer, chose the 3,500 sq ft, five-storey house they have now been living in for 18 months for its stunning views over the country park, Plover Cove Reservoir and the South China Sea.

“It is a famous feng shui area because you can see three ‘dishes’ of water – the reservoir and the sea on either side of an island – which is a sign of very good fortune. There are green mountain views and we can also see the Kwun Yum [statue] from our rooftop on a clear day,” says Chan. “I love it because we are so close to nature – you can hear the birds sing during the day and the insects whistling at night. One of our priorities was the private glass-fronted terrace [with water wall] so we could take advantage of our natural environment.”

Image Courtesy © Another Design Interntional

Image Courtesy © Another Design Interntional

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Pierre Lassonde Pavilion in Ville de Québec, Canada by OMA Architecture and Provencher Roy

 
August 2nd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: v2com

On June 24 took place the inauguration of the new Pierre Lassonde pavilion of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, whose architectural conception started in 2011. It is with a tremendous sense of pride that Provencher_Roy assists to the opening of the doors to this building that imparts a newfound architectural cohesiveness to the Musée and enables Québecers and tourists alike, thanks to a 90% increase in exhibition space, to discover in greater depth the MNBAQ’s impressive art collection.

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

  • Architects: OMA Architecture and Provencher Roy
  • Project: Pierre Lassonde Pavilion
  • Location: Ville de Québec, Canada
  • Photography: Bruce Damonte
  • Client: Musée national des beaux-arts de québec
  • Concept development and realisation: Provencher_roy
  • Disciplines: Architecture, Urban design, Lanscaping, Sustainability
  • Partners in charge: Shohei shigematsu, Jason long (oma), Matthieu geoffrion, Claude provencher, Michel roy (provencher_roy)
  • Entrepreneur: EBC
  • Landscaping: Paysage fahey
  • Lightning: Buro happold
  • Acoustic: Legault & davidson
  • Structural engineering: Snc-lavalin – bpr bâtiment
  • Mechanical and electrical engineering: Bouthillette parizeau / teknika hba
  • Art: M. Ludovic boney “une cosmologie sans genèse”
  • Demolition: Tro-chaines inc.
  • Excavation: Raoul pelletier inc.
  • Area: 14 900 m²
  • Year: 2013 to 2016

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Coupée Croisée (Cut & Cross) in Montréal, Canada by YH2

 
August 2nd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: v2com

Coupée Croisée is the extension of a Ville Mont-Royal cottage, the enclosed garden-city of Montreal.

With quality lands of good dimensions, the framework is overshadowed by a neighborhood of residences with poor architectural qualities.

In order to build upon the natural qualities of the location while respecting the rigorous municipal regulatory constraints, we adopted a concept that gave its name to the project. The building was cut (coupé) in two, maintaining the street-side half, and completing it with a new half focused towards the yard. The residence is organized by a cross (croisé) pattern.

Image Courtesy © Francis Pelletier

Image Courtesy © Francis Pelletier

  • Architects: YH2
  • Project: Coupée Croisée (Cut & Cross)
  • Location: Montréal, Canada
  • Photography: Francis Pelletier

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