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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.

Laurent & Clark Development in Montréal, Canada by Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes

 
June 1st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: v2com

The brand new Laurent & Clark residential project was launched last April 2nd, standing out as a veritable visual beacon within the Quartier des spectacles. Two towers compose the 335 unit condo complex whose architecture is resolutely contemporary, and it is through its urban integration that the distinctive project takes on its full meaning.

Clark street façade, Image Courtesy © Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes

Clark street façade, Image Courtesy © Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes

  • Architects: Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes
  • Project: Laurent & Clark Development
  • Location: Montréal, Canada
  • Le Clark:

    • Floor Areas: 335 to 1,750 square feet
    • Total of 160 condos  
  • Le Laurent

    • Floor Areas: 291 to 2,580 square feet
    • Total of 175 condos 

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Hegel Apartment in Mexico City by Arqmov Workshop

 
June 1st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: v2com

The refurbishment of the Hegel Street apartment in Polanco, Mexico City, started with the idea that interior design should faithfully reflect the user’s lifestyle. In this way, an elderly lady’s apartment was adapted to suit the requirements of its heir, a young, single graphic designer, the client of this project.

Living room, Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo

Living room, Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo

  • Architects: Arqmov Workshop
  • Project: Hegel Apartment
  • Location: Mexico City
  • Photography: Rafael Gamo

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A Barn House in the Countryside in Eelde, The Netherlands by aatvos

 
June 1st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: aatvos

Background

The task of conceiving a private home in the countryside south of Eelde in the North of the Netherlands raises the question as to how far the existing typology is suitable, without resorting to historicizing architecture. This local typology is strongly determined by the simple Drenthe barn: straightforward, at a right angle to the road axis, centered in the countryside, without a privacy layer, functional, a single construction layer with roof. Farms fitting this description have already existed for centuries.

Image Courtesy © Stijn Poelstra

Image Courtesy © Stijn Poelstra

  • Architects: aatvos
  • Project: A Barn House in the Countryside
  • Location: Eelde, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Stijn Poelstra
  • Dimensions:

    • Plot size: 43.000 m2
    • Living space: 275 m2, 1600 m3
    • Number of inhabitants: 2 adults, many guests
  • Planning:

    • Begin of construction: 2005
    • Completion: 2007

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Artificial Snow Cave Emergency Shelter in Parche, Nepal by Margot Krasojević Architects

 
May 31st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: v2com

The hut offers a snowdrift frame made from weighted carbon fibre mesh, this contoured landscape mimics the surrounding vertiginous precipices and landscapes, the carbon fibre snowscape creates an artificial snow cave which can be burrowed into and around enabling climbers to inhabit the excavated structure in a similar way to a snow cave. The composite carbon frame catches the snowdrift using snow as an insulating material, as it is a mesh structure pockets of rooms can be carved into the build up of snow as well as air vents to help air circulation, it is possible to further insulate the structure by digging a small pit deeper into one part of the cave floor to provide a place for the coldest air to gather, away from the occupants, the entrance may be partially blocked with chunks of snow to deflect wind and retain heat.

Elevation showing structural anchor, Image Courtesy © Margot Krasojević

Elevation showing structural anchor, Image Courtesy © Margot Krasojević

  • Architects:  Margot Krasojević Architects
  • Project: Artificial Snow Cave Emergency Shelter
  • Location: Parche, Nepal
  • Photography: Margot Krasojević
  • Software used: Revit BIM and Maya

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Apple Union Square in San Francisco by Foster + Partners

 
May 31st, 2016 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Foster + Partners

The opening of Apple Union Square in San Francisco marks an important step in Apple’s continuous evolution, its purpose and its role in the local community to bring a richer experience beyond opportunistic retail. Its innovative design enables new levels of transparency, openness and civic generosity, incorporating Apple’s new features and services. Apple Union Square will be a model for future projects worldwide.

Image Courtesy © Nigel Young

Image Courtesy © Nigel Young

Urban Concert Hall in Chengdu, China by gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

 
May 31st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Architektur Media Management MA

The design by gmp, Architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners for the Urban Concert Hall in the Chinese metropolis of Chengdu won out over the competing entries by Jean Nouvel (Paris), Zaha Hadid (London), Nikken Sekkei (Japan) and Aedas (London).

Urban Concert Hall, night, Image Courtesy © gmp

Urban Concert Hall, night, Image Courtesy © gmp

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Interior Renovation in Japan by frontofficetokyo

 
May 31st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: frontofficetokyo

First built in the 1970’s the apartment was cramped by contemporary standards, even for Tokyo, with low ceilings and short and narrow rooms. After stripping the space down to a single room, the design takes a hint from the overlapping spaces in the city and is composed from three simple shapes. A grey wood box houses the laundry, a concrete box contains the bath and sink, while an S shaped partition forms a closet and space for the fridge. The updated space is simple but comfortable and connects to the city perfectly.

Image Courtesy © Toshiyuki yano

Image Courtesy © Toshiyuki yano

  • Architects: frontofficetokyo
  • Project: Interior Renovation
  • Location: Akasaka, Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Toshiyuki yano
  • Software used: Autocad and Sketchup
  • Design: Koen Klinkers, Dan Yu, Will Galloway
  • Construction: Denkobo
  • Size: 50m2
  • Year: 2016

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The Ulma Family Museum of Poles in Markowa, Poland by Nizio Design International

 
May 31st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Business & Culture – strategies and communication

The Ulma Family Museum of Poles Saving Jewish People during World War II in Markowa is Poland’s first institution commemorating Poles who helped Jews. The museum’s ascetic architectural form that cuts into the ground, as well as the exhibition hidden inside, was designed by Nizio Design International. The museum was opened March 17, 2016.

Image Courtesy © Markowa Hires

Image Courtesy © Markowa Hires

  • Architects: Nizio Design International
  • Project: The Ulma Family Museum of Poles
  • Location: Markowa, Poland
  • Photography: Markowa Hires
  • Team:

    • architecture: Mariusz Niemiec, Bartłomiej Terlikowski, Agnieszka Czmut, Witold Skarzyński, Andrzej Koper, Anna Derach
    • Interior architecture: Natalia Romik, Agnieszka Czmut, Katarzyna Okraszewska
    • Landscape architecture:  Studio Architektury Krajobrazu Viretum Agnieszka Michalska
    • Construction:  KOC-PROJEKT Zbigniew Koc
    • General contractor: building: Skanska S.A. exhibition: MWE Sp. z o.o.
    • Investor: Muzeum – Zamek w Łańcucie, ul. Zamkowa 1, 37-100 Łańcut
  • Year: March 17, 2016

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A Barn House in the Countryside in Donderen, The Netherlands by aatvos

 
May 31st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: aatvos

Background

The task of conceiving a private home in the countryside south of Donderen in the North of the Netherlands raises the question as to how far the existing typology is suitable, without resorting to historicizing architecture. This local typology is strongly determined by the simple Drenthe barn: straightforward, at a right angle to the road axis, centered in the countryside, without a privacy layer, functional, a single construction layer with roof. Farms fitting this description have already existed for centuries.

Image Courtesy © Stijn Poelstra

Image Courtesy © Stijn Poelstra

  • Architects: aatvos
  • Project: A Barn House in the Countryside
  • Location: Donderen, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Stijn Poelstra
  • Client: The architect and his family
  • Dimensions:
    • Plot size: 9.000 m2
    • Living space: 275 m2, 1200 m3
    • Number of inhabitants: 4 adults, many guests
  • Planning:
    • Begin of construction: 2000
    • Completion: 2001

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Tobogan House in Madrid, Spain by Z4Z4 AAA

 
May 31st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Z4Z4 AAA 

A family is looking for a new home able to represent their trips around the globe, their desire to live in a garden and to embody the cinematic diversity of domestic life. The result is the design of two different houses on the same plot.

Image Courtesy © Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán / Rocío Romero)

Image Courtesy © Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán / Rocío Romero)

  • Architects: Z4Z4 AAA
  • Project: Tobogan House
  • Location: PIDAL 22 CALLE JIMENA MENEDEZ, ARAVACA, Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán / Rocío Romero)
  • Works direction: Rafael Beneytez, Víctor Cano, Ophelia Mantz
  • Project team: Rafael Beneytez,Víctor Cano, Ophelia Mantz,Borja Iglesias, Elena Oña
  • Structure: Juan Carlos Arroyo, Ignacio García (Calter) + Rafael Beneytez, Víctor Cano (z4z4)
  • Modular system: Guillermo Martínez, Luis Martín (Eurobox) + Rafael Beneytez, Víctor Cano (z4z4)
  • Landscape: Martín Toimil (Land30)
  • Light design: Ilumisa + Rafael Beneytez, Víctor Cano (z4z4)
  • Facilities: Carolo Garrote (Proyecta!)
  • Contractor: Mario Navarro, Santiago Ibañez (Ars Tectónica)
  • Surveyor: Alfonso del Castillo
  • Area: 512 m2
  • Project: May 2007 – December 2013
  • Construction: April 2014 – 04 December 2015

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