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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.

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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Rooftop Office Design in Romania by Leadson Architects

 
October 21st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Leadson Architects

This project follows an elegant touch adding a sense of comfort and cozyness for its owner. The concept wants to highlight that no  matter how sober or classical is the atmosphere, the presence of a green spot is appropriate.

The entire floor serves as the manager’s office. It has a few subareas  for different activities including an area for conferences, one  for lounge & leisure, office discussions with clients, a work desk, a terrace and the secretary desk.

Image Courtesy © Leadson Architects

Image Courtesy © Leadson Architects

  • Architects: Leadson Architects
  • Project: Rooftop Office Design
  • Location: Romania
  • Team: Laurentiu Stanciu
  • Surface: 150sqm indoor, 100sqm outdoor, Height:3.4m

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Nadir Afonso Art Museum in Chaves, Portugal by Alvaro Siza Vieira

 
October 21st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Alvaro Siza Vieira 

The Nadir Afonso Foundation, built in the city of Chaves, in a terrain located on the right bank of the Tâmega river, had its detailed planning elaborated within the ambit of the Polis programme.

Image Courtesy © Joao Morgado

Image Courtesy © Joao Morgado

  • Architects: Alvaro Siza Vieira
  • Project: Nadir Afonso Art Museum
  • Location: Chaves, Portugal
  • Photography: Joao Morgado
  • Coordinator Architect (Construction): Álvaro Fonseca
  • Coordinator Architect (Executive Project): Paulo Teodósio
  • Collaborator (Executive Project): Lola Bataller Alberola
  • Licensing Project: José Carlos Oliveira
  • Coordinator Architects (Preliminary Study): Avelino Silva, Tatiana Berger
  • Collaborators (Preliminary Study): Álvaro Fonseca, Marco Rampulla, Kenji Araya, Rita Amaral
  • Structures: GOP, Lda – Eng.º Jorge Nunes da Silva, Eng. Filipa Abreu
  • Electricity and Safety Project: GOP, Lda – Eng.º Alexandre Martins (GPIC, Lda)

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20TH CENTURY ART MUSEUM in Berlin, Germany by Rafi Segal A+U Landscape Architect: Susannah Drake (Dlandstudio)

 
October 20th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Rafi Segal A+U Landscape Architect: Susannah Drake (Dlandstudio)

Competition entry for Berlin’s Museum of 20th Century Art to be located in the Kulturforum district. The project proposes a series of pavilions, public spaces and gardens connected and unified by a greenhouse structure. Serving both a symbolic and functional purpose, our project conceives this public building as a space that one could see through and into, creating a new kind of public space where 20th Century Art’s fascination with the abstract is met with the elements of nature and the figures of the city.

Image Courtesy © Rafi Segal A+U Landscape Architect: Susannah Drake (Dlandstudio)

Image Courtesy © Rafi Segal A+U Landscape Architect: Susannah Drake (Dlandstudio)

  • Architects: Rafi Segal A+U Landscape Architect: Susannah Drake (Dlandstudio)
  • Project: 20TH CENTURY ART MUSEUM
  • Location: Kulturforum district, Berlin, Germany
  • Team: Benjamin Albrecht, Nick Jabs, Claudia Salvarani, Halina Steiner, Parker Sutton.
  • Rendering: Javier Galindo
  • Collage Drawing: Benjamin Albrecht
  • Model Fabrication: Stratasys (Special thanks to Gal Ramot, Anthony Francis, Tom Bonia)

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The Bands in Lofoten, Norway by The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO)

 
October 20th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) 

The project is located in Kleivan, north of the Polar Circle, in an archipelago formed by an 1100 m high wall of mountains and cliffs that stretches 250 kms. into the North Sea.

The Bands from the south SMALL, Image Courtesy © The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO)

The Bands from the south SMALL, Image Courtesy © The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO)

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Penthouse Ecopark in Hung Yen, Vietnam by i.house Architecture & Construction

 
October 20th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: i.house Architecture & Construction

Optimizing the home owner’s aesthetic personality and bringing more green and most relaxing space are the criteria set out for the architects. Based on a current land-site that is cramped and limited in size (90sqm/floor), the architects have used a variety of solutions from creating floor-through space, omitting unnecessary rooms/space, fully maximizing the beautiful views of the urban township and laying unique green parts (garden stands).

For the Penthouse apartment, a contemporary design style was applied in combination with the use of several selected, classic industrial-style furnitures.

Image Courtesy © Le Hoang

Image Courtesy © Le Hoang

  • Architects: i.house Architecture & Construction
  • Project: Penthouse Ecopark
  • Location: Penthouse 2403 – A1 – Ecopark – Hung Yen, Vietnam
  • Photography: Le Hoang
  • Architect in Charge: Chu Ngoc Anh
  • Architects team: Le Canh Van, Dang Huy Cuong, Tran Vu Hoang
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 250m2
  • Completion Year: 2016

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