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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.

OJALÁ in Madrid, Spain by Andres Jaque Arquitectos

 
April 30th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Andres Jaque Arquitectos

OJALÁ is the architectural response to the diversity of the neighborhood of Malasaña. A diversity that is expressed through out daily life as an accumulation of different ways of chatting, meeting, eating and drinking.

Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzmán, Rocío Romero

Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzmán, Rocío Romero

  • Architects: Andres Jaque Arquitectos
  • Project: OJALÁ
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: Miguel de Guzmán, Rocío Romero
  • Design, Coordination and Edition: Sebastian Bech-Ravn, Ljubo Dragomirov, Roberto González García, Senne Meesters, William Mondejar, Jorge Noguera Facuseh, Silvia Rueda Cuellar, Jarča Slamova
  • Quantity Survey: Juan Pablo Prieto
  • Graphic Design: Jorge López Conde
  • Artistic Intervention Program: Curator, Roberto González García
  • Artists: Dourone, José JaJaJa, Eva Solano

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Monument Channel Cottage in Ontario, Canada by CORE Architects Inc.

 
April 30th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: CORE Architects Inc.

The design and construction of this cottage located in Monument Channel Georgian Bay was completed in 2014.

The cottage is 2,125 sq.ft. and is designed for year round use.   The primary building material is Douglas Fir, which was used as the exposed structural frame, ceiling decking, interior wall finishes, interior cabinetry and kitchen island, etc. The design celebrates the simple use of a post and beam structural frame, where the rhythm of the columns, beams and purlins gives an overall organizational logic to the scheme. The wood is either solid sawn or milled to a profile, the timbers are sometimes massive and other times just efficient in their size, all the timbers were prefabricated, drilled for connections, etc. in the factory. The wood is left untreated and natural on the interior and finished with a clear, penetrating oil sealer on the exterior. The exterior cladding is either structural wood or cedar shingles, Ipe is also used as the exterior decking material and for the guardrail top rail/handrail.

Image Courtesy © CORE Architects Inc.

Image Courtesy © CORE Architects Inc.

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Sauna Saltsjöbaden in Sweden by Murman arkitekter ab

 
April 30th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Murman arkitekter ab

This is a Sauna and relax building in Saltsjöbaden just outside Stockholm.
Saltsjöbaden community was founded in the 1890’s with the goal of creating a society close to nature following the example of central European spas, but near the nature and the sea with the possibility of boat and outdoor activities.

The villas built there was relatively large to fit the growing group of people with a good economy around the turn of the century.

Image Courtesy © Åke E-son Lindman

Image Courtesy © Åke E-son Lindman

  • Architects: Murman arkitekter ab, Hans Murman och Ulla Alberts, Frida Gustafsson
  • Project: Sauna Saltsjöbaden
  • Location: Saltsjöbaden, Sweden
  • Photography: Åke E-son Lindman, Hans Murman
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Building complete: 2011

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INCUBE BUILDING in Las Palmas, Spain by Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos

 
April 30th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos 

Logical reaction to the surroundings, to the economic context (crisis) and social context (peripheral neighborhood  in a ravine); to the climate (over-exposed latitude to UV rays); to the requirements of the developer: construction completion from August to December, in-fill of an urban block in a plot of 43,20×13 meters, physical connection to levels of the existing building to the north.

Image Courtesy © Simón García · arqfoto fotógrafo | arquitecto

Image Courtesy © Simón García · arqfoto fotógrafo | arquitecto

  • Architects: Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos
  • Project: INCUBE BUILDING
  • Location: Avenida de la Feria s/n. Parcela 8 del Recinto Ferial de Canarias, 35080, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
  • Photography: Simón García · arqfoto fotógrafo| arquitecto
  • Designer: Pedro Romera García, Ángela Ruiz Martínez (Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos S.L.P.)
  • Developper: CABILDO DE GRAN CANARIA y SOCIEDAD DE PROMOCIÓN ECONÓMICA DE GRAN CANARIA, S.A.U.
  • Collaborators (all architects): Jorge Hernández Fernández, Rocío Narbona Flores and Paula Cabrera Fry.
  • Technical Architect: Manuel Hernández Vera
  • Built in the year: 2013
  • Area: 1.116m2

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CHILD DAY CARE CENTRE in Brussel, Belgium by BUROBILL & ZAmpone architectuur

 
April 29th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: BUROBILL & ZAmpone architectuur

This Child Day Care Center will house 68 children in the center of Brussels. There is limited space available in this building block that also hosts 3 schools, a music academy, after-school care & many more organizations to guide children from the day they enter into Day Care till the day leave school at the age of 18. This project is situated on the first floor of an existing building block. In order to get on this floor there is a concrete path to guide children and parents to the entrance. The same vocabulary of concrete curves is repeated in the terrace on the second floor that serves as external playground for the 68 children of the Day Care Center. In order to limit the weight of the concrete construction a system of modulation of supporting beams of the concrete terrace was designed. This project has been awarded the price of sustainable exemplary building project of the city of Brussels – year 2013 because it is designed to be a very low energy consuming renovation/extension of an existing building.

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

  • Architects: BUROBILL & ZAmpone architectuur
  • Project: CHILD DAY CARE CENTRE
  • Location: 1000 Brussel, Nieuwland 194, Belgium
  • Photography: Filip Dujardin
  • Software used: Sketch up & Autocad
  • Client: vzw Kinderdagverblijf Lutgardisschool Elsene
  • Design / execution: 2013 / 2015
  • Floor area surface 1407 m²
  • Budget: € 2.003.226 excl. VAT and fees
  • Artwork: Benoît van Innis
  • Partners
    • Contractor: Ibo nv , Heffen
    • Structural engineer: Util bvba , Schaarbeek
    • Technical engineer: Arcade & Beco , Kontich

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New Vietnamese National Assembly building in Hanoi, Vietnam by gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

 
April 29th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner 

“What is Vietnamese building culture?” This question is asked in a country the architecture of which was for many years defined by the former colonial powers, France and Japan, and by the separation of the country into North and South Vietnam with the two capitals, Hanoi and Saigon.

Image Courtesy © Christian Gahl

Image Courtesy © Christian Gahl

Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building in Boston, Massachusetts by Mecanoo

 
April 28th, 2015 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Mecanoo

Designed by Dutch practice Mecanoo, together with US based firm Sasaki Associates, the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building in Boston houses the Boston Public Schools (BPS) department and plays a central role in the reactivation of Roxbury’s Dudley square.

Image Courtesy © mecanoo

Image Courtesy © mecanoo

  • Architects: Mecanoo
  • Project: Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Programme: 16,700 m2municipal office building for Boston Public Schools department with community space and retail, integrating 3 historic facades
  • Design: 2011-2012
  • Realisation: 2012-2015
  • Client: City of Boston, MA / US
  • Partnerarchitect, landscape architect and civil engineer: Sasaki Associates
  • Historic preservation consultant: Building Conservation Associates
  • Structural, mechanical and electrical engineer: Arup
  • Lighting consultant: Lam Partners
  • Construction Manager: Shawmut Design and Construction
  • Project management for client: PMA Consultants

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Beach House( Unit A, Unit B) in Bnaider, Kuwait by Arch JS

 
April 28th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Arch JS

The Beach house design addressed two major issues of local architecture. The first issue was one of providing a building that corresponds to the privacy of the family. The second was to intervene with the native architecture and extend it to fulfill today’s modern demands.

Image Courtesy © Nelson Garrido

Image Courtesy © Nelson Garrido

  • Architects: Arch JS
  • Project: Beach House( Unit A, Unit B)
  • Location: Bnaider, Kuwait
  • Photography: Nelson Garrido
  • Area: 800m2
  • Built year: 2013

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VERTICAL HOUSE in Lima, Peru by Juan Carlos Doblado

 
April 28th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Juan Carlos Doblado

The house is on a small and irregular lot overlooking the bay of Lima. The limited space -105 m2- poses a vertical development program which is distributed in four levels: 1st service, 2nd social area, 3rd master bedroom, 4th bedroom sons and roof.

Image Courtesy © Elsa Ramírez

Image Courtesy © Elsa Ramírez

  • Architects: Juan Carlos Doblado
  • Project: VERTICAL HOUSE
  • Location: Malecón Pedro de Osma, Barranco, Lima, Perú
  • Photography: Elsa Ramírez
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Year: 2014

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House with one wall in Zurich, Switzerland by Christian Kerez Zürich AG

 
April 28th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Christian Kerez Zürich AG 

A two-family house is a building with a wall that divides it into two halves. The dividing wall is the only wall in the entire house. It cannot be crossed anywhere. It has to fulfill functions conventionally assigned to several architectural elements. It is the load bearing structure and the installation core, its folds define all of the rooms and it determines how the view from the entirely glazed building is divided between the two living units. The simplicity of the concept, the reduction of the architecture to a single element, creates substantial dependence and, in turn, makes the building very complex. It is only through that dependence that the wall acquires a compelling and cogent character although, in itself, it can follow any chosen course.

Exterior_Walter_Mair, Image Courtesy © Christian Kerez Zürich AG

Exterior_Walter_Mair, Image Courtesy © Christian Kerez Zürich AG

  • Architects: Christian Kerez Zürich AG
  • Project: House with one wall
  • Location: Zurich, Switzerland
  • Project team: Jürg Keller, Andreas Skambas, FumikoTakahama, Ute Burdelski, RyuichiInamochi
  • Structural Engineer: Dr. Schwartz Consulting AG, Zug, Joseph Schwartz
  • Facade: Krapf AG, St-Gallen
  • Construction Management: BGS, Rapperswil

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