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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.

House with Villa Silhouette in Lyttleton, New Zealand by Irving Smith Architects

 
January 5th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Irving Smith Architects

House with Villa Silhouette

A house after the Christchurch quakes. One creative home comes down, another goes up, the new silhouetting the old, reminding, resettling, providing lineage.

Where the former villa sat square and inward, the new layers out across the southern view, shaping to the silhouette for light, and framing a greater appreciation of the everyday.

Image Courtesy © Patrick Reynolds

Image Courtesy © Patrick Reynolds

  • Architects: Irving Smith Architects
  • Project: House with Villa Silhouette
  • Location: Lyttleton, New Zealand
  • Photography: Patrick Reynolds
  • Lead Architects:  Jeremy Smith
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 182m2
  • Completion Year: 2015

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Tara Theatre in London, England by Aedas Arts Team

 
January 5th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Aedas

Recently reopened, Tara Theatre in London, UK, is the new state-of-the-art home for the acclaimed Tara Arts, the oldest multicultural theatre company in the UK. Designed by Aedas Arts Team, it has won the ‘Project Design of the Year’ award at this year’s London Construction Awards. The new incarnation of Tara Theatre fuses the global and the local, creating an inspirational space for the country’s first cross-cultural theatre to create art from the dialogue between East and West.

Image Courtesy © Philip Vile

Image Courtesy © Philip Vile

  • Architects: Aedas Arts Team
  • Project: Tara Theatre
  • Location: London, England
  • Photography: Philip Vile and Hélène Binet

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Mathematics: The Winton Gallery in London, UK by Zaha Hadid Architects

 
January 5th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

It is a wonderful coincidence that we started work designing the Science Museum’s Mathematics Gallery in the bicentennial year of the birth of Ada Lovelace, a pioneering woman in the history of computers and of ‘poetic science’. Her inspirational influence on our approach to the design of the project, from inception to completion, cannot be overstated. Just as her Notes unravelled the abstract world of the analytical engine and its logic to generations beyond, we hope the design of the Mathematics Gallery complements the curatorial ambitions to inspire and engage further generations with the instinctive and physical aspects of mathematics. Collections like those housed within the Science Museum in London are instrumental in allowing the human mind to explore the many dimensions of innovation. The new group of objects on display in the Gallery is meticulously curated to narrate seemingly everyday moments in innovation driven by mathematics.

Image Courtesy © Luke Hayes

Image Courtesy © Luke Hayes

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: Mathematics: The Winton Gallery
  • Location: London, UK
  • Photography: Luke Hayes
  • Project Team:
    • Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
    • ZHA Director: Charles Walker
    • ZHA Project senior associate: Bidisha Sinha
    • ZHA Project associate: Shajay Bhooshan
    • ZHA Project team: Vishu Bhooshan, Henry Louth, David Reeves, Nhan Vo, Mattia Santi, Sai Prateik Bhasgi, Karthikeyan Arunachalam, Tommaso Casucci, Marko Margeta , Filippo Nassetti, Mostafa El Sayed, Suryansh Chandra, Ming Cheong, Carlos Parraga-Botero, Ilya Pereyaslavtsev, Ramon Weber
  • Consultants:
    • Structure: Arup
    • MEP: Arup
    • Lighting: Arup Lighting
    • Project Manager: Lendlease
    • CDM: Gardiner & Theobald
    • Cost consultant: Gardiner & Theobald
  • Construction Team:
    • Main contractor: Paragon
  • Floor area: 913m²
  • Design competition win announced: 10 September 2014
  • Gallery opens to the public: 8 December 2016

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Amsterdam Children’s Playschool in Netherlands by Tiago do Vale Architects

 
January 5th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Tiago do Vale Architects

Amsterdam is, today, a major european city consolidated on an important architectural tradition. A strong sense of identity and belonging is very characteristic of both the city and the country -defined by its permanent fight between the sea and the territory conquered to it- and that reflects on a generalized concern over the quality of public spaces and their collective enjoyment.

Hence, the Amsterdam Children’s Playschool starting point was the idea of having a children daycare center as a device to qualify an abandoned public space.

Designed over an abandoned dock, this proposal combines classrooms with exterior patios, with different uses and diverse degrees of privacy (some more public functioning as plazas, others semi-private with flexible uses, others totally private for the exclusive use of the daycare center).

Image Courtesy © Tiago do Vale Architects

Image Courtesy © Tiago do Vale Architects

  • Architects: Tiago do Vale Architects (Tiago do Vale)
  • Project: Amsterdam Children’s Playschool
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Project Team: Tiago do Vale, Kamila Legat
  • Competition: Amsterdam Children’s Playschool Competition
  • Organization: Archmedium
  • Construction Area: 1350 m2
  • Project Year: 2016

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Won Dharma Center in Claverack, New York by Hanrahan Meyers Architects LLP

 
January 5th, 2017 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Hanrahan Meyers Architects LLP

The Won Dharma Center, USA, is a 28,000 square foot recreational and spiritual retreat in Claverack, New York for the Won Buddhists, a Korean organization that emphasizes balance in one’s daily life and relationship to nature. The center is located within a 500-acre property on a gently sloping hill with views west to the Hudson River valley and the Catskill Mountains. The buildings for the Center, including permanent and guest residences, an administration building and a meditation hall, are sited as far as possible from the highway and are oriented toward the west and south to maximize views and light. The symbol of this organization is an open circle, suggesting both a void without absence and infinite return. The buildings are organized around these dual concepts of void and spiral.

Image Courtesy © Hanrahan Meyers Architects LLP

Image Courtesy © Hanrahan Meyers Architects LLP

  • Architects: Hanrahan Meyers Architects LLP
  • Project: Won Dharma Center
  • Location: Claverack, New York, USA
  • Software used: Autocad, Adobe Photoshop
  • Client: Won Buddhism of America, Inc.
  • Size: 48,000 s.f.
  • Date: 2012

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Addirriyah Contemporary Art Center in Saudi Arabia by Schiattarella Associati

 
January 5th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Schiattarella Associati

The Rome-based architectural office Schiattarella Associati was awarded twice: “Concept Winner” at this year’s ICONIC AWARDS and Honorable Mention at the AAP 2016 for the Addiriyah Contemporary Art Center project in Saudi Arabia.

The ICONIC AWARDS, a design competition under the aegis of the German Design Council, are held annually to recognize outstanding architectural projects and design products. Amongst media partners in 2016 competition, Atrium, Dezeen, World-architets.com.

Image Courtesy © Schiattarella Associati

Image Courtesy © Schiattarella Associati

  • Architects: Schiattarella Associati
  • Project: Addirriyah Contemporary Art Center
  • Location: Addirriyah, Saudi Arabia
  • Software used: Autodesk Revit, Autocad and Rhino
  • Client: Arriyadh Development Authority
  • Year: 2015-2016

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Generator Rome in Rome, Italy by DesignAgency

 
January 5th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: DesignAgency

Generator Rome is only a short walk from the Colosseum and Termini Station, in the Esquilino neighbourhood – one of the oldest areas in the city. The property reinvigorates an elegant 20th century residence on Via Principe Amedeo. Its surroundings include cinematic streetscapes, leading to picturesque squares, churches, parks and a vast array of bars, cafés and pizzerias, as well as authentic local markets.

DesignAgency took its inspiration from the distinctive flavours of this diverse and historic neighbourhood, as well as the Italian culture and the Roman trade routes that have left their marks on this area to create a vibrant and welcoming environment with subtle ethnic flair.

Image Courtesy © Mans Berg

Image Courtesy © Mans Berg

  • Architects: DesignAgency
  • Project: Generator Rome
  • Location: Via Principe Amedeo, 257, 00185 Rome, Italy
  • Photography: Mans Berg
  • Owner: Generator / Patron Capital
  • Local Project Architect: L22, Milan
  • Lighting Designer: artec3 studio
  • Room Rates: starting at €20
  • Launch Date: August 2016

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A Studio in Bassano del Grappa, Italy by Studio di Architettura Claude Petarlin

 
January 5th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Studio di Architettura Claude Petarlin 

The studio was designed starting from the conviction that the rooms were to be designed as boxes, composed in turn by sides and surfaces, evocative from a figurative point of view. Two coloured backdrops were in fact made with shades of blue and sage green, on the other side a wall-moodboard with the notes and suggestions of the projects which are work in process. The presence of the old stone portal was resolved by keeping the traces of the old paint, as opposed to the perfection of the bottom of the wall.The old Venetian floorings and the geometric fishbone pattern of the wooden parquet were preserved and enhanced.The furniture arrangement was designed keeping in mind the functional distances and movements in the studio, with a division between the functional and the more operative spaces and the formal  reception rooms.

Image Courtesy © Studio di Architettura Claude Petarlin

Image Courtesy © Studio di Architettura Claude Petarlin

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MTRL Kyoto in Japan by Fumihiko Sano/studio PHENOMENON

 
December 28th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Fumihiko Sano/studio PHENOMENON

Walking down a street off Kawahara-Gojo in Kyoto, you will find an old Japanese-style house. The house is over a hundred years old, built in the Meiji era. Giyōfū architecture was the method the master-carpenter applied, copying Western architecture but using Japanese traditional wooden techniques. After being used as print shop and furniture store over the decades, the house was renovated to a co-working space called “MATERIAL KYOTO”.

Image Courtesy © Tadanobu Omote

Image Courtesy © Tadanobu Omote

  • Architects: Fumihiko Sano/studio PHENOMENON
  • Project: MTRL Kyoto
  • Location: 554 Honshiogama-cho,Shimogyo-ku,Kyoto-city,Kyoto,600-8411,Japan
  • Photography: Tadanobu Omote
  • Construction: Kansai Reform Institute
  • Structure: Wood
  • Site area: 201.91 m²
  • Building area: 162.79 m²
total floor area : 386.05 m²(1F+2F+3F)
  • Completion: 5/2016

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Shenzhen Airport Satellite Concourse and Hong Kong International Airport in China by Aedas

 
December 28th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Aedas

Reinforcing Aedas’ strength in the infrastructure sector, two international competition wins to design the Shenzhen Airport Satellite Concourse and Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) Third Runway Passenger Building demonstrate Aedas’ growing influence in providing innovative aviation solutions.

As an international team consisting of GDAD as the local design institute/terminal planners, Landrum & Brown as aviation planners, and Aedas as Lead Design Architect, we have been awarded the design and construction of the new Shenzhen Airport Satellite Concourse in China. Passengers arrive in the heart of the Concourse from the Auto People Mover (APM) station which allows light filled views up to the roof over. The multi-level retail and food & beverage areas provide a rich variety of environments and areas for passengers, guiding them intuitively towards the departure gates. The roof form over, inspired by the gently curving rivers of the region, further reinforces the flow of the passengers through the Concourse. Arriving passengers are orientated to the perimeter of the building allowing them to experience natural diffused daylight as they move toward the APM and onwards to the main terminal.

Chengdu International Airport Chengdu China, Image Courtesy © Aedas

Chengdu International Airport Chengdu China, Image Courtesy © Aedas

  • Architects: Aedas
  • Project: Airport Buildings
  • Location: Shenzhen, China

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