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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.

KWIECO Shelter House in Moshi, Tanzania by Hollmén Reuter Sandman Architects

 
June 5th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Hollmén Reuter Sandman Architects

Kilimanjaro Women Information Exchange and Consultancy Organization (KWIECO) was founded in 1987 in Moshi, Tanzania. It provides advice on legal, health, social and economic issues to women. The fundamental principle on which KWIECO policies are founded is the promotion of human rights, economic justice and gender equality by ensuring equal access to justice and equality for women and children.

Image Courtesy © JUHA ILONEN

Image Courtesy © JUHA ILONEN

  • Architects: Hollmén Reuter Sandman Architects
  • Project: KWIECO Shelter House
  • Location: Moshi, Tanzania 
  • Photography: JUHA ILONEN
  • Software used: Autocad light, Vectorworks, Rhinoceros, Brazil, Photoshop and Indesign.

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“LIGHT in WATER” in Paris, France by DGT Architects

 
June 5th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: DGT Architects

‘LIGHT in WATER’ is a site-specific installation intended to provide an immersive and emotional experience that was previously presented in Milan Design Week 2011.

Image Courtesy © Takuji Shimmura

Image Courtesy © Takuji Shimmura

  • Architects: DGT Architects
  • Project: LIGHT in WATER
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Photography: Takuji Shimmura
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Lighting design: Izumi Okayasu Lighting Design, Tokyo
  • Technical adviser: Tamon, Tokyo
  • Technical design: Archiee, Paris
  • Technical direction: Luftzug, Amsterdam
  • Water system: Bellrx, Tokyo

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ROCCOLO’S SWIMMING POOL in Brianza, Italy by act_romegialli

 
June 5th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: act_romegialli

The client’s requirement was for a pavilion to be connected to the main historic house causing the least visual interference with the surrounding parkland. The pavilion was for an indoor pool, and some space for fitness, service and leisure in a climate controlled space.

Image Courtesy © Marcello Mariana

Image Courtesy © Marcello Mariana

Jalan Remis in Singapore by Aamer Architects

 
June 5th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Aamer Architects

The Railway House

As a typology, the semi-detached house is often perceived as a Siamese twin, reluctantly conjoined to its symmetrical other via a single party wall. The desire to challenge such a notion drives the parti of this single-family house. By separating and pulling the main building block away from the party wall, a semi-detached house breaks free.

Image Courtesy © Sanjay Kewlani

Image Courtesy © Sanjay Kewlani

  • Architects: Aamer Architects
  • Project: Jalan Remis
  • Location: Singapore
  • Photography: Sanjay Kewlani
  • Project Team Members: Jasni Ngahtemin, Albert Yeo, Rayson Kan
  • Civil & Structural Engineer: J S Tan Consultants Pte Ltd
  • Landscape: Nyee Phoe Flower Garden Pte Ltd
    • Land / Built-up area: 334 m2 / 424 m2
  • Completed: 2014

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Mirdif Hills Masterplan in Dubai, United Arab Emirates by JDArchitects

 
June 5th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: JDArchitects

JDA were commissioned to work with local architects A2Z to design and formulate a master plan for a 9 hectare site in the west area of Dubai city, close to international airport. JDA are responsible for the concept and design brief, with A2Z responsible for local design and technical brief. The completed master plan is 3.5m ft2 of new development and community. 70% of the development is residential apartments and duplex facing the parkland to the east. The central zone has a hotel with serviced apartments, shops and restaurants surrounding a piazza. The site runs east to west and can all be accessed by pedestrian ways through gardens, courtyards and climate controlled zones, with parking and utilities in the basement areas. JDA have designed a modern, sustainable development with local influences taken from traditional Emirate architecture. This includes a mosque, medical centres and nurseries. Mirdif is a gated community with all facilities for living in this harsh environment. Planning consent has been granted by Dubai Municipality. JDA have now embarked on detail design and tender for this project.

Image Courtesy © JDArchitects

Image Courtesy © JDArchitects

  • Architects: JDArchitects
  • Project: Mirdif Hills Masterplan
  • Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Village on the roof in Vienna, Austria by PPAG architects ztgmbh

 
June 4th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: PPAG architects ztgmbh

Inner-city redensification as a highly worthwhile form of living: a joint building venture with whom the property owner’s son was acquainted used the attic space of a typical 19th century gründerzeit building as an excellently located development site. Hardly visible from the street, a unique world unfolds 16 metres above ground level, offering panoramic views over the city.

inclined structure on street side, Image Courtesy © Roland Krauss

inclined structure on street side, Image Courtesy © Roland Krauss

  • Architects: PPAG architects ztgmbh
  • Project: Village on the roof
  • Location: Radetzkystraße, Vienna, Austria
  • Photography: Roland Krauss
  • Client: Baugruppe Radetzkystraße, Vienna
  • Key characteristics:
    • Property: 679m2
    • Built area: 526m2
    • Living area: 396m2
    • Terraces: 213m2
    • Construction costs, net: 1 million euros
  • Course of project
    • Start of planning: 04 / 2008
    • Construction permit: 04 / 2009
    • Redesign: 03 / 2010
    • Start of construction: 08 / 2010
    • Completion: 12 / 2012

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Not Whole Fence in Texas by Ball-Nogues Studio

 
June 4th, 2015 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Ball-Nogues Studio

Not Whole Fence pays homage to the simpler days of baseball, of watching the great American past

ime through a wooden fence. Imagine a child, peeking through the knotholes with the impressionable canvas of youth, evoked by a sense of wonder and hope or devoted fans who cannot afford tickets, sneaking glances through small openings with playfully mischievous eyes, excited by the possibility of joyous victory or getting caught.

Image Courtesy © Marty Snortum

Image Courtesy © Marty Snortum

  • Architects: Ball-Nogues Studio
  • Project: Not Whole Fence
  • Location: Texas, US
  • Photography: Pat Dalbin, Marty Snortum
  • Designers and Principals in Charge: Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues
  • Project Manager: Mora Nabi
  • Ball-Nogues Project Team: Andrew Fastman, Michael Anthony Fontana, Christine Forster-Jones, Emma Helgerson,  Cory Hill, James Jones, Allison Porterfield, Rafael Sampaio Rocha, Forster Rudolph.
  • Engineering Consultant: BuroHappold Los Angeles, Jean-Pierre Chakar, PE

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RAW in Taipei, Taiwan by WEIJENBERG

 
June 4th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: WEIJENBERG

The conversation between WEIJENBERG and Chef André Chiang (50 Best Restaurant’s) to design a new restaurant in Taipei started late 2013. It quickly became clear that André’s gastronomic vivid imagination combined with WEIJENBERG’s artistic vision would set both on a trajectory to create a restaurant reflecting the visceral and primitive nature of its namesake ‘RAW’.

Image Courtesy © WEIJENBERG

Image Courtesy © WEIJENBERG

  • Architects: WEIJENBERG
  • Project: RAW
  • Location: Taipei, Taiwan

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Torre Tres Picos in Mexico by LBR + A

 
June 4th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: LBR + A 

Situated in one of Mexico City’s most important areas, Tres Picos responds to its urban condition of a complex triangular plot of only 167 square meters enclosed by three streets. Its architectural design consists of two structural steel plate walls supporting a glass prism of 10 levels, thus clearing the floor space of columns. In combination with the thin steel walls, the tridilosa, a three-dimensional structure slab system, made a 7 meter span possible in the glass façade directed towards the Chapultepec Park. The modular steel panels were designed to be an aesthetic finish and to optimize construction by facilitating on-site assembly. The light weight structural system allows for a free floor in the office space and at ground level, primarily benefiting pedestrians.

Image Courtesy © Alfonso Merchand

Image Courtesy © Alfonso Merchand

  • Architects: LBR + A
  • Project: Torre Tres Picos
  • Location: Arquímedes #19 Col. Bosque de Chapultepec México D.F.
  • Photography: Alfonso Merchand
  • Porject Architect: Arch. Benjamín Romano
  • Client: Fondo Hexa, S.A. de C.V.
  • Program: Offices
  • Site area:3,905 m2
  • Footprint area: 167.68 m2
  • Structural Engineer: Nestor Federico Lozano Alcaraz
  • Project date: 2009

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COURTYARD HOUSE in Bangalore, India by The Purple Ink Studio

 
June 4th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: The Purple Ink Studio

Design Brief:

The client’s brief saw a strong interest in a “Courtyard House”. Taking the courtyard as a focal point, the entire architecture and the landscape conceptualization revolved around using the feature as a climate responsive design advantage.

The house is conceptualized as a performative architecture and landscape design with a carefully interwoven built-form that strongly responds to the site context.

Image Courtesy © Shamanth Patil

Image Courtesy © Shamanth Patil

  • Architects: The Purple Ink Studio
  • Project: COURTYARD HOUSE
  • Location: Bangalore, India
  • Photography: Shamanth Patil
  • Client: Mr. Krishna Balamurali
  • Site area: 5000 Sqft
  • Year of completion: 2014

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