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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.

Evergrande Huazhi Plaza in Chengdu, China by Aedas

 
January 15th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Aedas

Evergrande Huazhi Plaza is a large scale mixed-use development located at the heart of Chengdu, containing retail, office, residential and hotel elements. The shopping mall, The ONE, was recently opened while the hotel, operated under The St Regis brand, and the Evergrande Huazhi Office Tower are already in operations.

Image Courtesy © Aedas

Image Courtesy © Aedas

  • Architects: Aedas
  • Project: Evergrande Huazhi Plaza
  • Location: Chengdu, China
  • Director: Ed Lam
  • Client: Evergrande Real Estate Group
  • Gross floor area: 430,000 square metres (Retail: 72,000 sqm; office: 60,000 sqm; hotel: 43,000 sqm; residential: 150,000 sqm)
  • Completion year: 2015

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AA House in Gaia, Portugal by XYZ Arquitectos Associados

 
January 15th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: XYZ Arquitectos Associados

This project refers to a family house located in a residential street, perpendicular to the avenue by the sea. It’s located on an allotment with a mandatory pre-defined implementation of 200 m2 and a construction area that also could not exceed 400 m2. Topographically the land has a slope from East to West with about 1 meter apart.

Image Courtesy © Luís Ferreira Alves

Image Courtesy © Luís Ferreira Alves

  • Architects: XYZ Arquitectos Associados
  • Project: AA House
  • Location: Gaia, Portugal
  • Photography: Luís Ferreira Alves
  • Category: Residential Architecture – House
  • Area: 415m2
  • Project Year: 2011

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House CW in Nazareth, Belgium by Wim Heylen Architect

 
January 15th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Wim Heylen Architect

This single-family house is located in Nazareth, a municipality in the Belgian province of East Flanders. It is situated in a street with a variety of housing typologies near by a big natural pond. The site has a great depth running from the permitted building zone up to an area of trees and dense vegetation in the back.

Image Courtesy © Stijn Bollaert

Image Courtesy © Stijn Bollaert

  • Architects: Wim Heylen Architect
  • Project: House CW
  • Location: Nazareth, Belgium
  • Photography: Stijn Bollaert
  • Area: 268m² + cellar 50m²
  • Year: 2012 – 2015

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Alejandro Aravena of Chile receives the 2016 Pritzker Architecture Prize

 
January 14th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal


He practices architecture as an artful endeavor in private commissions and in designs for the public realm and epitomizes the revival of a more socially engaged architect.

Alejandro Aravena of Chile has been selected as the 2016 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate, Tom Pritzker announced today. Mr. Pritzker is Chairman and President of The Hyatt Foundation, which sponsors the prize. The formal award ceremony for what has come to be known internationally as architecture’s highest honor will be at United Nations Headquarters in New York on April 4, 2016.

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Alejandro Aravena

The 48-year-old Aravena is an architect based in Santiago, Chile. He becomes the 41st laureate of the Pritzker Prize, the first Pritzker Laureate from Chile, and the fourth from Latin America, after Luis Barragán (1980), Oscar Niemeyer (1988), and Paulo Mendes da Rocha (2006).

Mr. Pritzker said, “The jury has selected an architect who deepens our understanding of what is truly great design. Alejandro Aravena has pioneered a collaborative practice that produces powerful works of architecture and also addresses key challenges of the 21st century. His built work gives economic opportunity to the less privileged, mitigates the effects of natural disasters, reduces energy consumption, and provides welcoming public space. Innovative and inspiring, he shows how architecture at its best can improve people’s lives.”

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Museumplein Limburg in Kerkrade, Netherlands by Shift Architecture

 
January 13th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Shift Architecture

Museumplein Limburg, designed by Shift architecture urbanism, has been completed in Kerkrade, a town at the Dutch-German border. Two new public facilities, Cube and Columbus, have been added to the existing Discovery Centre Continium. With these additions, Kerkrade hosts the first design museum in the Netherlands, the first inverse planetarium in Europe, as well as a wide range of new public amenities. Shift architecture urbanism’s design is an urban ensemble defined by clearly recognizable volumes, all connected by an elaborate underground public space. Museumplein Limburg formalizes the entrance into Kerkrade for both train passengers and visitors arriving by car from the main access road.

Connector, Image Courtesy © René de Wit

Connector, Image Courtesy © René de Wit

  • Architects: Shift Architecture
  • Project: Museumplein Limburg 
  • Location: Kerkrade, Netherlands
  • Team: Pieter Heymans, Rene Sangers, Davide Prioli, Thomas Grievink, Dalia Zakaite, Irgen Salianji, Mariya Gyaurova
  • Structural engineer design phase: ABT, Delft
  • Advisor building code and fire safety: Bureau Bouwkunde, Rotterdam, NL
  • Advisor Installations: Bremen Bouwadvies, Heerlen, NL
  • Construction management: Bremen Bouwadvies, Heerlen, NL
  • Contractor: Mertens Bouwbedrijf, Weert, NL
  • Contractor installations: Spie, Elsloo, NL
  • Execution construction: Van de Laar, Eindhoven, NL
  • Software used: Autocad

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The Nippon Foundation Paralympic Support Center in Tokyo, Japan by TORAFU ARCHITECTS

 
January 13th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: TORAFU ARCHITECTS 

We designed the new offices for The Nippon Foundation Paralympic Support Center ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. The offices are located in Akasaka, Tokyo inside The Nippon Foundation Building, designed by Junzo YOSHIMURA, and will provide support for approximately 25 para-sports leagues. As such, we were tasked with providing a space which will promote sports and the extraordinary abilities of Japanese Paralympic athletes.

Image Courtesy © Daici Ano

Image Courtesy © Daici Ano

  • Architects: TORAFU ARCHITECTS 
  • Project: The Nippon Foundation Paralympic Support Center
  • Location: Akasaka,Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Daici Ano
  • Credit: Creative direction, Sign, Graphic, Movie: 1→10holdings/ Lightings: DAIKO/
  • Production: ISHIMARU, Panasonic, LIXIL
  • Total floor area: 1217.63m2
  • Design period: 2015.7-9

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Museum complex “Scythian Naples” Simferopol in Crimea by KIRAMET

 
January 13th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: KIRAMET

The necessity of the museum complex \”Scythian Naples\” construction is determined by the fact that now \”Scythian Naples\” is the only scientific, cultural and educational institution in Crimea, which activity is focused on the Scythian subject matter. The ancient city of Scythian Naples itself is worldwide known as the capital Crimean fortress and the collections of its excavations are exhibited in the leading museums of Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Image Courtesy © KIRAMET

Image Courtesy © KIRAMET

  • Architects: KIRAMET
  • Project: Museum complex \”Scythian Naples\”
  • Location: Simferopol, Crimea

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STRAUSS apartment in Strasbourg, France by YCL

 
January 13th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: YCL

A 114-sq.m. area apartment in Strasbourg, France, where sophisticated old-fashioned elegance meets modern design. Designing functionally comfortable and aesthetic residential environment preserving the authentic elements of the interior of the apartment and interpreting classics in modern light was important to us, as architects. We wanted to distinguish several important elements – what is new and what is authentic. We arranged all this by choosing several combinations of colours: new elements are in darker shades and the antique elements remain white.

Image Courtesy © Andrius Stepankevičius

Image Courtesy © Andrius Stepankevičius

  • Architects: YCL
  • Project: STRAUSS apartment
  • Location: Strauss Durkheim str., 67000 Strasbourg, France
  • Photography: Andrius Stepankevičius
  • Team: Tomas Umbrasas, Aidas Barzda, Tautvydas Vileikis, Rokas Kontvainis
  • Size: 114 sq.m.
  • Realization date: 2015

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The Diamond in South Yorkshire, UK by Twelve Architects

 
January 13th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Twelve Architects

The ground-breaking Diamond building at The University of Sheffield has now been completed, making a major contribution to the University’s ambition to develop and expand its Faculty of Engineering with world-class facilities for students and academics.

Image Courtesy © Twelve Architects

Image Courtesy © Twelve Architects

  • Architects: Twelve Architects
  • Project: The Diamond
  • Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire S3 7RD, UK
  • Total value of project: £81 million

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Zenith media agency office in Moscow, Russia by Nefa Architects (Nefaresearch)

 
January 13th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Nefa Architects (Nefaresearch)

“Our studio Nefa Architects has had plenty of experience in designing working spaces for ad agencies and media companies.”

Image Courtesy © Ilya Ivanov

Image Courtesy © Ilya Ivanov

  • Architects: Nefa Architects (Nefaresearch)
  • Project: Zenith media agency office
  • Location: Moscow, Russia
  • Photography: Ilya Ivanov
  • Chief Architect: Dmitry Ovcharov
  • Authors Team: Dmitry Ovcharov, Maria Yasko
  • Architects: Victor Kolupaev, Olga Ivleva
  • Chief Engineer: Sergey Kurepin
  • Project Management: Daria Turkina, Maria Boyko
  • Management Company: Cushman & Wakefield
  • General  Contractor: ATITOKA
  • Area: 700.0 sqm
  • Year: 2015

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