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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.

The New Bauhaus Museum in Dessau, Germany by Penda

 
September 16th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Penda

Art and Technology: A New Unity

Resting on the description of Bauhaus by Walter Gropius:”” Only perfect harmony in the technical function and in the proportions of form can produce beauty”, our design for the New Bauhaus Museum is a fusion of clear geometry and technological aspects , that offer a great amount of flexibility and integration to Dessau’s City Centre. Life in a city is multiple, ambiguous and in constant change. Alternating climate seasons and weather conditions, different demand at day or night, various events and happenings throughout the year. Our aim was to create a Museum that connects and interacts with those multiple settings of daily life in Dessau in a very direct and responsive way. Due to its ability to transform itself, it can react to various needs within the City Park and offers the possibility to become a connecting hub, which shapes the community around it and links its visitors to the vision of the Bauhaus era.

Image Courtesy © Penda

Image Courtesy © Penda

  • Architects: Penda
  • Project: The New Bauhaus Museum
  • Location: Dessau, Germany
  • Project Type: Cultural / Museum
  • Project Year: Competition Finalist (out of 830 participating Offices)
  • Project Size : 4.500m2
  • Project Team: Chris Precht, Dayong Sun, Xue Bai,Veit Burgbacher, Quan He, Pengchong Li, Frank Li, Jeong Hoon Kim, Yurii Suhov

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S14 House in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia by Archicentre Sdn. Bhd.

 
September 16th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Archicentre Sdn. Bhd.

A new two storey residential in the existing established suburb of Section 14, Petaling Jaya. The new extension integrates with the existing old structure and trees on site.

Image Courtesy © Archicentre Sdn. Bhd.

Image Courtesy © Archicentre Sdn. Bhd.

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Moonlight Cabin in Victoria, Australia by Jackson Clements Burrows

 
September 16th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Jackson Clements Burrows

Located on a windswept coast line, Moonlight Cabin is a place to retreat from and engage with the landscape’s ephemeral conditions. It is a small footprint shelter (60m2) that explores the boundaries of how small is too small, challenging conventional notions of what is actually necessary in our lives. It is designed to be passively environmentally responsive, ultimately reducing energy use and running costs whilst maximising occupant amenity.

Image Courtesy © Jeremy Weihrauch, Gollings Studio

Image Courtesy © Jeremy Weihrauch, Gollings Studio

  • Architects: Jackson Clements Burrows 
  • Project: Moonlight Cabin
  • Location: Victoria, Australia
  • Photography: Jeremy Weihrauch, Gollings Studio
  • Project Type: New Residential
  • Project Size: 60m2
  • Completed: 2015

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Hargrave Residence in Glen Echo, Maryland by Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect

 
September 16th, 2015 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect

In a region best known for traditional architecture, Glen Echo, Maryland stands as an enclave of modern design. Many of the houses were built between the 1940’s and 1960’s and reflect the mid-century modern aesthetic of post war America.

Image Courtesy © Anice Hoachlander, Hoachlander Davis Photography

Image Courtesy © Anice Hoachlander, Hoachlander Davis Photography

  • Architects: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect
  • Project: Hargrave Residence
  • Location: Echo, Maryland, US State
  • Photography: Anice Hoachlander, Hoachlander Davis Photography
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Project Architect: Claire Larsen Andreas
  • Interior Design: Therese Baron Gurney, ASID
  • Contractor: Michael T. Puskar, Dale Brudvig, & Chris Stanton
  • Engineer: D. Anthony Beale LLC
  • Area: 5,500 sq ft
  • Date Of Completion: August 2003

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Restoration – Mythenschloss in Zurich, Switzerland by Fischer Architekten AG

 
September 16th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Fischer Architekten AG

Competition, Zurich 2014; 3rd place: The almost-lakeside Mythenschloss is located as an urban component within a mixture of stone, neoclassical buildings and modern glass cubes. Although its location marks an interface between the city square and the water, the structure is identical on both sides – the Mythenquais and Alfred-Escher-Strasse. The concept aims to correct this lack of differentiation and have differentiated sides.

Image Courtesy © Fischer Architekten AG

Image Courtesy © Fischer Architekten AG

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Le Jour Caffe Kosice in Košice, Slovakia by BPd-design & art

 
September 16th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: BPd-design & art

Le Jour Café is located in the historic centre of Košice, on the Hlavná street in a building, which is the oldest preserved bourgeois building in the city centre.  Large vault premises with an area of 140 m2 offered various options of use.

Image Courtesy © BPd-design & art

Image Courtesy © BPd-design & art

  • Architects: BPd-design & art
  • Project: Le Jour Caffe Kosice
  • Location: Košice, Slovakia
  • Software used: 3D Studio Max

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Casas Caiadas in Arraiolos, Portugal by Pereira Miguel Arquitectos

 
September 15th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Pereira Miguel Arquitectos

A Lisbon couple sets off into a real estate adventure and purchases, with an impulse, a small plot with four ruins in the middle of Alentejo called Moinho do Barroco (Barroco’s Water Mill). The location is remote, without paved road access and only accessible in summer, as the river fills and overflows in winter.

Image Courtesy © FG + SG | Architectural Photography

Image Courtesy © FG + SG | Architectural Photography

Church conversion to a Single-family home in Chicago, IL by Linc Thelen Design and Scrafano Architects

 
September 15th, 2015 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source:  Linc Thelen Design and Scrafano Architects

CHURCH NOTES

This 5500 square foot project was a conversion from a church to a single-family home for a busy family with three young children.  The church, boasts 7 bedrooms and 6 baths.  The great room has ceiling heights soaring at 25’ while more intimate spaces like a playroom has a ceiling height perfectly portioned for a peanut at 7’.  Finishes were selected to create a hip and eclectic vibe pairing interesting wallpapers and light fixtures.  Linc custom designed and fabricated many of the home’s details like the climbing wall, dining room table, Murphy bed in the nursery and much of the furniture.  The home showcases historic details of the church with original stained glass windows, bell tower, exposed brickwork and ceiling turnbuckles while integrating all of the conveniences of modern living.

Image Courtesy © Jim Tschetter

Image Courtesy © Jim Tschetter

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RESSÒ in Barcelona, Spain by ETSAV-UPC Team

 
September 15th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: ETSAV-UPC Team

RESSÒ project was designed by 50 students of the Architecture School of el Vallès (ETSAV-UPC) for the international collegiate competition Solar Decathlon Europe 2014 that took place the summer of 2014 in Versailles.

Image Courtesy © Andrés Flajszer

Image Courtesy © Andrés Flajszer

  • Architects: ETSAV-UPC Team
  • Project: RESSÒ 
  • Location: Sant Muç,Rubí, Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: Andrés Flajszer
  • Authors: Aitziber Pagola | Albert Noya | Ana Badia | Arnau Garcia | Bernat Pedro | Carmen Bodelón | Clara Grenzner | Edu Gascón | Elisabet Farré | Elisenda Planell | Guillem Ramon | Ignasi Casas | Itzel Monclús | Ivan Roguera | Joan Lluc Piña | Laura Molina | Mar Planas | Maria Antonia Rigo | Marta Ferrer | Marta Navarro | Martí Obiols | Meri Mensa | Miguel Hernández | Oriol Bort | Oriol Garrido | Pablo Palomar | Quim Escoda | Roger Maranges | Sandra Prat | Santi Julià | Sara Ferran | Sergi Estruch | Sergi Illa | Toni Quirante | Víctor Nadales | Xavi Callejas
  • Structure calculist: Xavi Gimferrer
  • Faculty advisors: Albert Cuchí | Amadeu Santacana | Coque Claret | Dani Calatayud | Enric Corbat | Oriol Muntané | Roger Tudó | Víctor Seguí
  • Surface: 144+40m2 Read the rest of RESSÒ in Barcelona, Spain by ETSAV-UPC Team

The expansion of the Cathedral of Créteil in France by Architecture-Studio

 
September 15th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Architecture-Studio

In 2009, on the initiative of Bishop Santier, the diocesan association of Créteil, supported by the Chantiers du Cardinal, opted for an ambitious project to expand the cathedral of Notre- Dame de Créteil. Conceived by Charles-Gustave Stoskopf, holder of the Prix de Rome, this architecture is typical of the 1970s when “the theology of blending-in” prevailed at the time. It is part of the contemporary heritage of the City of Créteil.

Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly

Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly

  • Architects: Architecture-Studio
  • Project: The expansion of the Cathedral of Créteil
  • Location: Créteil , France
  • Photography: Yves Mernier, Luc Boegly, Devisubox, Udo Zembok, T/E/S/S
  • DIMENSIONS:
    • Surface of the deployment 1 400 sqm
    • Height of the cathedral 22,40 m
    • Height of the bell tower-signal 44,50 m
    • Beam south shell in the axis 19,57 m for 63 bows
    • Beam north shell in the axis 19,95 m for 64 bows
    • Section of stuck-laminated bows 160 x 750 mm
    • Axis between the bows 560 mm
    • Surface of the shells 1 600 m2
    • Laminated wood stuck bows in spruce 350 m3
    • Metallic frame 40 tons
    • Wooden strips of douglas linear 25 000 metres 13
  • Total cost: 9 million euros before tax
  • Cost of work: 5,75 million euros before tax
  • Competition: 2009
  • Completion: 2015

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