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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.

Dome of Visions 3.0 in Aarhus, Denmark by Atelier Kristoffer Tejlgaard

 
May 26th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Atelier Kristoffer Tejlgaard 

The architect behind Dome of Visions, Kristoffer Tejlgaard, sees sustainability in construction as an absolutely necessary and worthwhile entrance to his subject.

To his students, the former Pritzker award winner, Glenn Murcutt, formulated a very elegant approach to architecture: “Touch the Earth Lightly with your housing footprint”, and with that he did not only consider a building built on a few pillars. He asks the question: Where does the building materials come from? What damage has been done, for example, in the land area where the materials are extracted? How will the construction be returned to the ground again, or can it be recycled, recycled or assembled in a way so that it can be separated, changed and used in new contexts?

Image Courtesy © Atelier Kristoffer Tejlgaard

  • Architects: Atelier Kristoffer Tejlgaard
  • Project: Dome of Visions 3.0
  • Location: Aarhus, Denmark
  • The dome:
    • Dimensions: 24m diameter, 10,5m height
    • Footprint: 450m2
    • Garden: 130m2
    • Volume: 2.950m3
    • Surface area: 794m2
    • Beams: 588
    • Nodes: 282
    • Facade: 283 6mm sheets of polycarbonate
    • Top opening: 25m2
    • Bolts: 8.600
  • The house:
    • Area groundfloor: 120m2
    • Area first floor: 140m2
    • CLT: 100m3

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Around the Corner Grain in Saitama, Japan by Eureka + MARU。architecture

 
May 26th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Eureka

A landscape of livings woven together

A project of a 7 unit apartment on a corner of a suburban residential district.The project aims to create a landscape of diverse livings appearing from each external space placed randomly throughout the apartment.

Image Courtesy © Ookura Hideki

  • Architects: Eureka + MARU。architecture (Yohei Takano, Sachiko Morita)
  • Project: Around the Corner Grain
  • Location: Urawa-ward Saitama city Saitama prefecture, Japan
  • Photography: Ookura Hideki
  • Lead Architects: Inagaki Junya, Sano Satoshi, Hori Eisuke
  • Project architects: Emi Sano(ex-staff), Hikaru Takei(ex-staff), Kazunori Yamaguchi(ex-staff), Tomonori Kajita(ex-staff), Naoki Inomata, Kyohei Takahashi(ex-staff)
  • Client: Katsuhiro Honda

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Administrative building for OEKO-Center in Pfaffenthal, Luxembourg by STEINMETZDEMEYER architects and urban planners

 
May 25th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: STEINMETZDEMEYER architects and urban planners

Next to the elementary school in the Pfaffenthal neighborhood, rue Vauban, the “Centre du Mouvement Écologique” (Ecological Center), known as the “MECO”, was in dilapidated structures, worth of no interest, neither as built heritage, nor as architectural component of urban fabric.

That old structure, having serious problems with stability, moisture and useful surface capacity, has been replaced by a new construction, exemplary for its answers to concerns and questions raised by sustainable development.

Image Courtesy © Catherine Thiry

  • Architects: STEINMETZDEMEYER architects and urban planners
  • Project: Administrative building for OEKO-Center
  • Location: Pfaffenthal, Luxembourg
  • Photography: Catherine Thiry
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Client: CITY OF LUXEMBOURG
  • Civil engineer: T6-Ney & Partners s.à.r.l.
  • Technical engineer: Jean Schmit Engineering s.à.r.l.
  • Landscape architect: Areal Landscape architects
  • Coordinator-pilot: HBH S.A.
  • Coordination security-health: Fernand Greisen

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Qin Group Office Design in Chongqing, China by Studio DOTCOF

 
May 25th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Studio DOTCOF

The client of this project is an advertising agency, who providing full industry chain service in West China. In the earliest beginning, when the client invite us and introduce themselves, we were attracted by their unique “big platform + branch company” structure. Starting from this very point as concept, we developed the whole space design.

Image Courtesy © Arch-exist

  • Architects: Studio DOTCOF
  • Project: Qin Group Office Design
  • Location: Yubei District, Chongqing, China
  • Photography: Arch-exist
  • Software used: SketchUp, Autocad and Vray
  • Client: QIN Group
  • Designer in charge: Xi Chen
  • Design Team: Rong Li, Lan Lan, Xiyun Luo
  • MEP Design: Mu Li, Peng Deng, Weifeng Wang
  • Contractor: Chongqing Wenyixuan Interiors
  • GFA: 1000m2
  • Completion Date: 2017.02

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Cemetery Pavilion in Dalmine, Italy by CN10 architetti

 
May 25th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: CN10 architetti 

The municipality of Dalmine, a city of 25.000 inhabitans in the north of Italy, had the necessity to increase the main cemetery with a new pavilion to host 500 niches for ossaries and cinenary urns.

The new pavilion is different respect the traditional tipology, that is usually made up of a colonnade open on the big central space of the cemetery, in fact the new building is composed by three repeated blocks on the west side of the cemetery.

Image Courtesy © Gianluca Gelmini

  • Architects: CN10 architetti
  • Project: Cemetery Pavilion
  • Location: Dalmine (Bergamo), Italy
  • Photography: Gianluca Gelmini
  • Client: Municipality of Dalmine
  • Dimension: 75 mq
  • Project: 2015
  • Consruction: 2016

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Nhà Thân Thiện #003 in HaNoi, VietNam by Global Architects & Asociates

 
May 25th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Global Architects & Asociates  

Located in a quiet area near West Lake, Hanoi, “Nhà Thân Thiện # 003” is designed for the weekend getaway purpose of a young family.

The idea is based on three factors: the way of organizing space for a weekend house in the city, size 6x10m; The use of friendly materials, creating a rustic atmosphere, relaxation; Last but not least, the energy saving issue for a home that is influenced by the West Sunlight.

Image Courtesy © Nguyễn Quốc Anh, Nguyễn Trung Kiên

  • Architects: Global Architects & Asociates
  • Project: Nhà Thân Thiện #003
  • Location: Tay Ho street, HaNoi, VietNam
  • Photography: Nguyễn Quôc Anh, Nguyễn Trung Kiên
  • Project team: Nguyễn Quôc Anh, Nguyễn Hoàng Hiệp, Nguyễn Trung Kiên, Nguyễn Công Thành
  • Construction management: Nguyễn Danh Hoan, Nguyễn Xuân Quân
  • Materials: Concrete, Stone, Steel, Glass, Clay tile, Bamboo, Wood
  • Built Area (m2 or sqft): 60m2
  • Completion Year: 2017

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Dragon Court Village in Aichi, Japan by Eureka

 
May 25th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Eureka 

Within our fieldwork in Asian cities and villages, conducted against a backdrop of increased threats from severe weather and global warming, we sometimes encounter with adaptable housing cultures that border against natural disasters; ecological and customary architectural behaviors that have likened to elements of the natural environment; and methods to help maintain and continue such things. Today, with the rapid urbanization of Southeast Asia, especially from China to the Indochina, the act of observing native and traditional architectures and villages is synonymous with observing their very own destruction and acceptance. The life of barely scraping by, sometimes becoming subject to unlawfully dense surroundings, is very much reliant on the ability to tolerate ambiguity, semitransparent and gradational special qualities, and the architecture`s redundant and updating nature. In this scheme, such qualities were pulled into a tangible plan.

Image Courtesy © Ookura Hideki

  • Architects: Eureka
  • Project: Dragon Court Village
  • Location: Aichi, Japan
  • Photography: Ookura Hideki
  • Lead Architects: Inagaki Junya, Sano Satoshi, Nagai Takuo, Hori Eisuke
  • Project architects: Kazutoshi Sugimoto(ex-staff), Yuki Nagasawa(ex-staff), Hiroyuki Tsukada(ex-staff), Kazunori Yamaguchi(ex-staff)
  • Client: Yutaka real estate
  • Consultants: The University of Siga Prefecture-Nagai Takuo

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London HQ for Cathay Pacific in England by align

 
May 25th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: align  

Interior architects and designers align have created a subtle and elegant suite of offices for airline giant Cathay Pacific in their new airy and spacious premises, just east of Hammersmith Bridge. The 4th floor, 9,295 sq ft space faces the Thames directly, with views over to the famous Harrods Furniture Depository building opposite. The new workspace serves as Cathay Pacific’s UK headquarters and the company has additional, smaller operational offices in the UK at Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester Airports.

Private offices on opposite side of corridor for General Manager and other key staff, Image Courtesy © align

  • Architects: align
  • Project: London HQ for Cathay Pacific
  • Location: London, England

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Américas 1500 in Guadalajara, Mexico by Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

 
May 25th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

This mixed-use project for offices and a hotel is located in the heart of the city of Guadalajara. Its formal, emphatic, and unified volumetrics express its iconic nature.

The formal concept arises from the mixed-use character it will acquire, consisting of four stacked geometric volumes. Two of these are slightly offset, and exactly aligned on the rear face. These gestures of displacement are designed to interrupt the robustness of the building and express an elegant sense of movement. The lowest volume houses the hotel, and the three volumes above it are allocated to office use by three different corporations, each occupying one volume in its entirety.

Image Courtesy © Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, photo by Rafael Gamo

  • Architects: Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos
  • Project: Américas 1500
  • Location: Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Photography: Rafael Gamo
  • President: Javier Sordo Madaleno
  • Architecture Leader: Javier Sordo Madaleno de Haro
  • Project Leader: Boris Pena
  • Project Manager: Andrés Harfuch
  • Production Manager: Cándido Hernández
  • Design Team: Juan Marin de la Plaza, Miguel Baranda, Abraham Gracía, Luis A. Cabello

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House among the olive grove in Kidron, Israel by Henkin Irit & Shavit Zohar

 
May 25th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Henkin Irit & Shavit Zohar

Kidron village consists of large agricultural estates, is situated on a plain turf in which the size of the plots dictates large distances between the various residential houses.

Olive vineyards are the main component on the land on which the Aloni family house was designed and built. The idea was to design a “connector” between the front and the back vineyards. In order to do so, the house was placed in morphological correspondence to the olive trees, with the olive rows parallel and perpendicular to the front of the house together.

Image Courtesy © Asaf pinchuk

  • Architects: Henkin Irit & Shavit Zohar
  • Project: House among the olive grove
  • Location: Kidron, Israel
  • Photography: Asaf pinchuk
  • Video Editor: Shir Ma’ayan
  • Graphic Designer: Danielle Vertman
  • Visual Designer: Studio 2181 by Dror Niv
  • Lighting: Yair Doram

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