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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.

CONCERT HALL in Águilas, Spain by Estudio Barozzi Veiga

 
July 2nd, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Estudio Barozzi Veiga

The auditorium’s duality arises from the contradiction of its site. On the edge of town, the auditorium faces two realities: the beauty of the coastal landscape and the harsh and fragmented urban context.

Image Courtesy © Simon Menges

Image Courtesy © Simon Menges

Argini Variabili exhibition in Trento, Italy by Burnazzi Feltrin Architects

 
July 2nd, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Burnazzi Feltrin Architects 

The exhibition Argini Variabili, held in the Sala Maier of Pergine Valsugana, exhibits the photos of Andrea Vicentini, a young artist who marries technicity, research and emotional impact. The main theme is Australia, a country he has visited to immortalize its natural landscapes, its cultural ones and the people who live in them.

Image Courtesy © Andrea Vicentini

Image Courtesy © Andrea Vicentini

  • Architects: Burnazzi Feltrin Architects
  • Project: Argini Variabili exhibition
  • Location: Pergine ValsuganaTrento, Italy
  • Photography: Andrea Vicentini
  • Team: Burnazzi Elisa arch., Feltrin Davide arch

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SCROLL HUT in Tokyo, Japan by EP3

 
July 2nd, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: EP3

OUTLINE

This project is a self-build pavilion on campus. Responding to the light, it shows unique morphing between different geometries. One is the fern, biological swirl form, and the other is the roof, architectural triangular form. These traditional design motifs seamlessly merge into a livable architecture by using today’s electronic technologies.

During the school semester, it usually stands on the open floor between classrooms, and students take breaks inside of its space, Image Courtesy © Yuji Nakajima

During the school semester, it usually stands on the open floor between classrooms, and students
take breaks inside of its space, Image Courtesy © Yuji Nakajima

  • Architects: EP3
  • Project: SCROLL HUT
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Yuji Nakajima
  • Concept and Art Direction: Hiroyuki Futai
  • Structural Design: WeiLi Low
  • Programing: Masato Takeuchi
  • Video Making: Kazuyuki Miyamoto
  • Date:
    • Design and Prototyping: 07.2012-03.2014
    • Production and Installation : 04.2014-10.2014

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50 Lispenard in New York by SOMA architects

 
July 2nd, 2015 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: SOMA architects

50 Lispenard is a seven story refurbishment project located in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City. The original building was a garment factory, and is historically protected, thus the extent of the refurbishment was limited to strictly interior improvements, with the exception of a duplex penthouse addition to the roof. The interiors are rich with wood, steel, and concrete, recalling the original industrial function of the building. The duplex penthouse revolves around a double height void and glass bridge overlooking two outdoor roof terraces.

Image Courtesy © Richard Caplin

Image Courtesy © Richard Caplin

  • Architects: SOMA architects
  • Project: 50 Lispenard
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Photography: Richard Caplin
  • Client: Dr. Philip Baldeo
  • Principal: Michel Abboud
  • Key Staff: LeopoldoSguera, Steven Townsend
  • Consultants:           
    • Architect of Record: Stephen Thomson | CO4 Architecture  New York, NY
    • Structural Engineer: WalidAboumoussa, Antonucci& Associates
  • Setting: Urban, Historic Zone

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Kurve 7 in Bangkok, Thailand by Stu/D/O Architects

 
July 1st, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Stu/D/O Architects

Kurve 7 is a community mall located within a dense residential district in the Eastern part of Bangkok, Krungthep Kreetha 7. Using a series of soft curvature strategies to define, frame, lead, and connect, Stu/D/O is able to realize their goal of creating a new neighborhood commercial space that is linked together by a series of open air garden and public space rather than creating a large enclosed community mall.

Image Courtesy © Ketsiree Wongwan

Image Courtesy © Ketsiree Wongwan

House for Sol Lewitt in Swedish village by Giuseppe Vultaggio architecture

 
July 1st, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Giuseppe Vultaggio architecture

A. A House for Sol LeWitt.

The client chosen for the competition is Sol LeWitt, American artist, prominent fellow of the Conceptual Art and Minimalism movements.

Image Courtesy © Giuseppe Vultaggio architecture

Image Courtesy © Giuseppe Vultaggio architecture

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Zaanstad Cultural Cluster in Netherlands by MVRDV

 
July 1st, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: MVRDV

Since 2001, the centre of Zaanstad has been transformed to agree with the style of the nearby UNESCO World Heritage site the Zaanse Schans. Architectural highlights of this requirement include the city hall in shape of oversized Zaan houses and the Inntel hotel, which appears as a large stack of the same green houses. The new Cultural Cluster is the next step in this urban plan. The question was raised of how to continue the Zaan style given these existing variations of the traditional house, and also how to secure a clear identity for each of the established cultural institutions within the larger envelope of a single building.

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: Zaanstad Cultural Cluster
  • Location: Zaanstad, Netherlands
  • Client: Gemeente Zaanstad, Netherlands
  • Credits: Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs, and Nathalie de Vries with Fokke Moerel, Klaas Hofman, Gerard Heerink, Luca Moscelli, Rebecca Pröbster, Brygida Zawadzka, Hannah Knudsen, Bart Dankers, Carlo Cattó, CostanzaCuccato
  • Partners:
    • Engineering: Royal Haskoning DHV, Netherlands
    • TheatreAdvice: Bureau Theateradvies, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • Lighting Design: Viabizzuno, Italy
  • Size & Program: 7.500 m2 cultural cluster includinga film house, a library, a performing and visual arts centre, a pop music centre, a music school, a centre for design and a local radio station
  • Year: 2015-
  • Budget: Undisclosed

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Modular Cafeteria in Vizovice, Czech Republic by Chybik+Kristof Associated Architects

 
July 1st, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Chybik+Kristof Associated Architects

Few young architects under the age of 30 can boast of two completed commissions in their portfolios like Ondrej Chybik and Michal Kristof, the founders of Chybik+Kristof Associated Architects. Their first commission – a modular cafeteria for KOMA MODULAR in Vizovice – was completed in May 2014; the second­­ – the Czech pavilion at EXPO 2015 in Milan – was inaugurated exactly a year later. Both designs draw on the simplicity of modernist architecture, creating dynamic spaces of high aesthetic value. Their buildings are innovative in terms of the introduction of new materials and their combinations into modular construction. While the Czech EXPO pavilion expectedly attracts media attention, it is rarely mentioned that it could never have been so successfully achieved without Chybik+Kristof AA’s previous experience with modular systems at Vizovice.

Image Courtesy © Simon Oberhofer

Image Courtesy © Simon Oberhofer

  • Architects: Chybik+Kristof Associated Architects
  • Project: Modular Cafeteria
  • Location: Vizovice, Czech Republic
  • Photography: Simon Oberhofer, Marek Malusek, author’s archive
  • Team: Ondrej Chybik, Michal Kristof, Vojtech Kouril
  • Client: KOMA Modular s.r.o.
  • Program: cafeteria, changing rooms, facility
  • Size: 450 m2
  • Status: Implemented
  • Year: 2013-14
  • Cost: 25 000 000 CZK / 893 000 €

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HARD ROCK HOTEL IN IBIZA

 
July 1st, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Giuffrida – Bragadin 

A successful partnership, the perfect combination that brings together ALIVAR exclusive furniture and the legendary Hard Rock Hotels and Cafes brand, all with the incredible island of Ibiza as the backdrop.  In fact, ALIVAR has supplied part of the furnishings for the Presidential Suites and VIP rooms at the brand new Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza, the first European Hotel for the renowned Hard Rock hotel chain, in this amazing Spanish place. This is a five-star hotel that is the result of close collaboration between ALIVAR and a high-end Spanish hotel group that manages a large number of hotels around the world.

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“MONCONSEIL” RETIREMENT HOME in Tours, France by Atelier Zündel Cristea

 
July 1st, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Atelier Zündel Cristea

This retirement home is being built in Monconseil Urban Development Zone (ZAC in France), in the city of Tours. The project, which consists of 81 beds spread across three units, was defined from the beginning by specifications that sought to take up and organize an ideal amount of the site’s surfaces. The building has the shape of a “U”, composed of three parts.

Image Courtesy © Sergio GRAZIA

Image Courtesy © Sergio GRAZIA

  • Architects: Atelier Zündel Cristea
  • Project: “MONCONSEIL” RETIREMENT HOME
  • Location: Tours, France
  • Photography: Sergio GRAZIA

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