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.
Chinese New Year 2015 marked celebrations on Zhoushan Island for the reopening of their newly transformed 6,000 seat (10,000sqm) Sports Stadium – a Vision that reinvents it as a community attraction, and transforms it into a first class venue, fit for the first time to host National League Games.
The project for the insurance office is thought as a set design space.
The rectangular space is defined by the customized walls with the work called “ geometric abstract “ made by the Italian artist Rashid Uri: “…an infinite number of freehand traced lines on paper set up the background for the two monochromatic oil paintings. 36 photocopied drawings with a definite framework has been fixed generating a text: an abstract idiom which its punctuation is given by the painting…”
This project has started in 2010 and will be completed with the opening of the shopping mall in 2014. Started as a shopping mall, firstly an office building, later a five star hotel block was added to the project. The architecture and interior design of the five star hotel was designed according to the needs of Rotana group.
Being surrounded by water. A stunning view of the Mediterranean Sea. The residents of this villa enjoy a maximum holiday experience in their holiday villa. In the long-term they could even transform their holiday home into a place to settle down and grow old happily ever after.
Decription: holiday villa surrounded by water, near the beach
Status: Completed in 2015
Surface: 620 m2 floor surface, 1 hectare land
Living areas: living room with kitchen, 6 bedrooms, home cinema, wine cellar, gym including sauna, roof terrace, swimming pool
Material: white stucco, white Kreon artificial stone facade, grey tiling, dark grey window-frames
Special: infinity/overflow swimming pool, personal water wells, water channel surrounding the living area, sun panels, Creston domotica, Basalte switches, fireplace, home cinema seat, monolithic Hi-macs cooking island, laundry shaft
Habitat 67, an iconic architectural landmark not only in North America but also across the world,marked a beginning. The beginning of an organic, dynamic and democratic residential space, where every citizen has its own unique light and space.
This is a studio and residence built from the renovation and expansion of a small single-story building. The original building is brick structure with slope roof. Now we take away the old roof and change it into three stories by making use of original brick walls and adding new light wooden structure walls. Since the surrounding environment is relatively messy, we put wood workshop which is not so private on the first floor, and lift the living functions on to the second floor from where the orchard and farmland on the west can be seen. The third floor consists two lofts and an outdoor terrace. The functions are organized as a series of platforms, from workshop on first floor, then dining room, living room, kitchen on second floor, finally to loft and terrace on third floor, spiraling up the two-story high atrium. The height differences between the platforms are determined in a way that some of the terraces are floors as well as big seats where people can sit leisurely to form a very casual atmosphere. This house is also an early test of light wood construction in China.
The Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO) awarded J. Cho Design with the annual Award of Merit for the design of “Made in Italy” laminate company, Abet Laminati, headquarter office.
The design consists of the refurbishment and expansion of an existing building in one of Lisbon’s historic neighbourhoods. The vernacular characteristics of the front facade were refurbished and clarified. Inside the design aims to create and free space on each floor, enhancing its size and scale, and creating a dialogue between the front and back facades, enabling light to entre through both directions. All technical aspects inherent to a contemporary family house are resolved through a block at the centre of each floor, liberating the side walls, unveiling both facades.
These are the basic ideas that guided the project for this specific Aesop Store:
To preserve the visual impact of the flow of people on the main street, without too much emphasis on the street corner where the shop is located. The entrance of the store will be in the street façade. The address must clearly be Rua Oscar Freire, one of the most important retail streets in São Paulo.
Design Development: Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Martin Corullon, Gustavo Cedroni, Helena Cavalheiro, Marina Ioshii, Rafael de Sousa, Luís Tavares, Isadora Marchi, Marina Pereira, Isadora Schneider, Marina Cecchi and Camille Laurent.