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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.

Het Kielzog Cultural and Municipal Complex in Hoogezand, The Netherlands by De Zwarte Hond

 
October 21st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: De Zwarte Hond 

The Municipality of Hoogezand-Sappemeer has been given a single, prominent, public building in which a theatre, an arts centre, a library and the town hall are accommodated. In the dynamic heart of this Dutch municipality citizens are served a wide palette of services, information, education, culture and recreation. Existing elements, such as the theatre auditorium, dating back to the 1980s, are re-used in the new development. The adjacent town hall, at the moment still in an outdated state, will ultimately undergo a complete transformation. In the meantime the existing premises and the new build function as a single entity. The connecting, central street forms a temporary solution to the gaps in the present infrastructure. Both in terms of use, as well as technological exploitation and urban design, the new central building has great advantages for Hoogezand-Sappemeer.

Realised Phase 1 with existing town hall premises to the left, Image Courtesy © Michel Kievits

Realised Phase 1 with existing town hall premises to the left, Image Courtesy © Michel Kievits

  • Architects: De Zwarte Hond
  • Project: Het Kielzog Cultural and Municipal Complex 
  • Location: Hoogezand, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Michel Kievits
  • Client: Municipality of Hoogezand-Sappemeer
  • Area: Total 9250 m2 – Phase 1: 5.100 m2 & Phase 2: 4.150 m2
  • Year: Phase 1 : 2013 – 2016 / Phase 2: To be determined

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De Gouverneur in Rotterdam, The Netherlands by Architectuur MAKEN

 
October 21st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Architectuur MAKEN

Though Rotterdam – with its high-rise and modern developments – feels like a pretty dense city, there are still empty plots in the city center. These are the result of the ambitious post-war plans in between old houses. The gaps in between old and new are often left open, which are potential locations for small buildings. The local-government stimulates initiatives for such small scale projects. We started to bike around the city to find a plot in our favorite neighborhood and we took a close look to possible locations and the regulations that comply. About 2 years ago [sept 2014] we laid eyes on this very location, and we contacted the local-government with an email questioning: can we build here? Followed by a reply: Yes, please! The contractor started building in March 2016 and finished in July 2016.

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

  • Architects: Architectuur MAKEN (Ferry in ‘t Veld)
  • Project: De Gouverneur
  • Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Ossip van Duivenbode

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Arquipélago – Contemporary Arts Centre in Azores, Portugal by Menos é Mais Arquitectos Associados, Lda. and João Mendes Ribeiro Arquitecto Lda.

 
October 21st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: João Mendes Ribeiro Arquitecto Lda.

The Arquipélago – Contemporary Arts Centre seeks to unite the different scales and times of its parts.

It is a transdisciplinary project whose mission is to disseminate, create and produce emerging culture: a space of exchange and interface for people, knowledge and events.

Image Courtesy © José Campos

Image Courtesy © José Campos

  • Architects: Menos é Mais Arquitectos Associados, Lda. and João Mendes Ribeiro Arquitecto Lda.
  • Project: Arquipélago – Contemporary Arts Centre
  • Location: Ribeira Grande, São Miguel, Azores, Portugal
  • Photography: José Campos
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Client: Regional Directorate of Culture (DRaC) of the Regional Government of the Azores
  • Authors: Francisco Vieira de Campos, Cristina Guedes, João Mendes Ribeiro
  • Project Managers: Adalgisa Lopes, Jorge Teixeira Dias, Inês Mesquita, Filipe Catarino
  • Project Team (Menos é Mais Arquitectos Associados, Lda.): Cristina Maximino, João Pontes, Luís Campos, Ana Leite Fernandes, Mariana Sendas, Pedro Costa, Inês Ferreira, João Fernandes
  • Project Team (João Mendes Ribeiro Arquitecto, Lda.): Catarina Fortuna, Ana Cerqueira, Ana Rita Martins, António Ferreira da Silva, Cláudia Santos, Joana Figueiredo, João Branco
  • Structural Engineer: Hipólito Sousa, Jerónimo Botelho, Pedro Pinto (SOPSEC,SA)
  • Hydraulic Installations: Diogo Leite, Filipe Freitas, Jorge Rocha (SOPSEC,SA)
  • Electrical Installations: Raul Serafim, Hélder Ferreira (Raul Serafim & Associados, Lda)
  • Constructor: Consórcio Somague, Marques S.A. e Tecnovia
  • Supervising: Pedro Câmara (Eng. Tavares Vieira, Lda.)
  • Area: 12.914 m² (9.736 m² buildings + 3.178 m² exterior arrangement)
  • Project: 2007-2010
  • Construction: 2011- 2014

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Head office Boursorama Banque in Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris by Studioninedots

 
October 21st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Studioninedots

Boursorama Banque has moved into its new Parisian head office in Boulogne-Billancourt designed by Studioninedots. In collaboration with Ateliers 115, Studioninedots created a robust and clear building distinguished by its subtle recesses and terraces but foremost by the striking facade that interplays rhythms of bronze-coloured blades.

Image Courtesy © Peter Cuypers

Image Courtesy © Peter Cuypers

  • Architects: Studioninedots 
  • Project: Head office Boursorama Banque
  • Location: Rue Traversière 44, Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris
  • Photography: Peter Cuypers
  • Client: Kaufman & Broad
  • Design team: Albert Herder, Vincent van der Klei, Arie van der Neut, Metin van Zijl
  • Project team: Wouter Hermanns, Daniel Aw, Freddy Koelemeijer, Eliano Dias Felicio, Pedro Piernas
  • Engineering and project manager: Jean-Marc Saurer
  • Partner: Ateliers 115 Architectes, Paris, Jean-Claude Martinez, Eric Brunel
  • Contractor: AGB
  • Facade consultant, Interface: Dennis Soules, Fabrice Bourgon
  • Structural and services consultant: Egis
  • Certificates: BREEAM: very good, NF BT HQE: niveau excellent, Effinergie
  • Size: 9.300 m2 GFA
  • Completion: Summer 2016

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Urban Soul in Bonn, Germany by CROSS Architecture

 
October 21st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: CROSS Architecture

Development of a district

Historic buildings in front of Bonn’s main station were demolished as part of the city railway restructuring in the 1970s. The redevelopment of this area, which has only been implemented in part since, still represents a sensitive break in the city fabric between the main station and the old town; as an inner-city problem zone called “Bonner Loch”, it still shapes the first impressions of people arriving by train. After more than 45 years, the “Urban Soul” project now provides the first opportunity to activate the unused potentials of the location with an approach inspired by the spirit of the “genius loci”.

Image Courtesy © rendertaxi

Image Courtesy © rendertaxi

  • Architects: CROSS Architecture
  • Project: Urban Soul
  • Location: Bonn, Germany
  • Visualization: rendertaxi
  • Project developer: die developer Projektentwicklung GmbH
  • Gross floor area: 40,000 m²
  • Competition: March 2014
  • Start of construction works: May 2017
  • Completition planned for: 2019

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Perspectives in Guildford, England by Giles Miller Studio

 
October 21st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Giles Miller Studio 

‘Perspectives’ is an organic pavilion structure covered with Cedar Shingles, which sits atop the beautiful Surrey Hills at Winterfold, and throws itself evocatively into the vista that has been opened up below.

Image Courtesy © John Miller

Image Courtesy © John Miller

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Tic Tric Trac in Zurich, Switzerland by Baumschlager Eberle

 
October 21st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Baumschlager Eberle 

Tic Tric Trac, an ensemble of three buildings in Zurich’s Binz district, is designed for tenants with innovative ideas of their own. The top-quality shell has been conceived with a view to young creative agencies and dynamic start-ups as well as expanding companies with a floor space requirement of at least 1,000 square metres.

Image Courtesy © Baumschlager Eberle

Image Courtesy © Baumschlager Eberle

  • Architects: Baumschlager Eberle
  • Project: Tic Tric Trac
  • Location: Zurich, Switzerland
  • Client: Swiss Life AG
  • General contractor: Implenia Generalunternehmung AG
  • Project architect: Marc Fisler
  • Assistance: Marius Cerha, Ina Brink, Tomasz Walecki
  • Landscape architect: Müller Illien
  • Structural engineer: Frick & Gattinger
  • Building physics: Braune Roth AG
  • Building technology: Ospelt Haustechnik
  • Site area: 12.766 m2
  • Area of building: 3.850 m²
  • Gross floor area: 46.915 m2
  • Net floor area: 39.534 m2
  • Building volume: 158.711 m³
  • Commencement of planning: 2008
  • Commencement of work: 2012
  • Completion: 2014

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Villa Hindeloopen in Netherlands by Lautenbag Architectuur

 
October 21st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Lautenbag Architectuur

A sustainable and energy efficient luxurious barnhouse “Villa Hindeloopen” is located in Hindeloopen in the Netherlands, situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty surrounded by Friesian cows this development has been created from an existing house and small dairy barn.

Image Courtesy © Folkert Bleeker and Marc Henri Quere

Image Courtesy © Folkert Bleeker and Marc Henri Quere

  • Architects: Lautenbag Architectuur
  • Project: Villa Hindeloopen
  • Location: Hindeloopen, Netherlands
  • Photography: Folkert Bleeker and Marc Henri Quere
  • Author: Diana Lautenbag
  • Area: 4000 m2
  • Project year: 2015

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Modular Student Accommodation in Lewisham, Oregon by Weston Williamson+Partners

 
October 21st, 2016 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Weston Williamson+Partners 

Chapter Lewisham, a distinctive ‘boutique’ concept of student accommodation, part of Lewisham Council’s town centre regeneration plan, opened its doors to students late last week.

Weston Williamson+Partners, working with building contractor Tide, used the latest technologies in prefabricated module building, by Vision Modular Designs, to deliver one of the largest and most creative modern student accommodations to date.

Image Courtesy © Nick Guttridge

Image Courtesy © Nick Guttridge

  • Architects: Weston Williamson+Partners
  • Project: Modular Student Accommodation
  • Location: Lewisham, Oregon, USA
  • Photography: Nick Guttridge

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Meadow Farm House in California by William McDonough + Partners

 
October 21st, 2016 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: William McDonough + Partners

The site design of this small organic farm and residence transitions from a cultivated landscape of orchards, gardens, and farming towards a restored native ecology of meadow grasses and coastal live oaks. The interwoven site and architectural design celebrate the native Northern California landscape and a deep connection to place. The main house is a series of pavilions with rolling zinc roofs that echo waves and wind patterns coming off the ocean, just visible from the property. Striated color patterns in rammed earth walls extrapolate the gentle curve of existing site topography. The building is passively heated and cooled, and energy uses are supported almost entirely by on site harvesting (PVs). The farm includes comprehensive rainwater and graywater harvesting. The project is LEED Platinum certified.

Image Courtesy © Emily Hagopian

Image Courtesy © Emily Hagopian

  • Architects: William McDonough + Partners
  • Project: Meadow Farm House
  • Location: California, USA
  • Photography: Emily Hagopian
  • Landscape Architect: Bernard Trainor + Associates
  • Interior Design: Carla Carstens
  • Area: 5,800 sq ft

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