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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.

O House in Bucharest, Romania by SYAA

 
November 14th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: SYAA 

The particularity of this project is the very small (116sqm), plot and the desire of two friends to build together their urban apartments, each of them with its own appendix functioning as a professional space – a wine bar and a recording studio respectively. These special additions, along with the reduced imprint of the house, dictated a vertical spatial layout: the wine bar and duplex belonging to one of the clients were placed on the underground, ground floor and first floor, thus also enjoying the presence of a small courtyard, whereas the recording studio and the other duplex were placed on the terraced attic, the second and the third floors. The result was a five-level building with four functional units. The height – unusual for a house – as well as the owners’ lifestyle and requests led to the design of four different access ways and a semi-open exterior staircase, integrated in the building’s envelope. The wine bar, located on the underground level and open to the public, communicates directly with the street through a buffer space on the ground floor.

Image Courtesy © Cosmin Dragomir

Image Courtesy © Cosmin Dragomir

  • Architects: SYAA
  • Project: O House
  • Location: Bucharest, Romania
  • Photography: Cosmin Dragomir
  • Software used: Autodesk’s AutoCAD and 3ds Max
  • Client: V.Damboviceanu & C. Stefanescu
  • Structural Engineering: eng. Simona Paraschiv;
  • MEP Engineering: eng. Florentina Radu, eng. Mirela Neculai, eng. Florin Potera
  • Sound & acoustic consultant: eng. Flavius Oros
  • Plot area: 116sqm
  • Built area: 390sqm
  • Height: U+GF+3F+A

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Wien Energie / Spittelau in Vienna, Austria by Söhne&Partner architects

 
November 14th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Söhne&Partner architects

Wien Energie is known as an open, flexible, ecological and customer-oriented company. All these attributes are also included in the design. Just as Wien Energie supplies power and energy for an entire city the basic idea of the design is to develop a system that combines all the different exhibition areas through a kind of network as well.

Image Courtesy © Söhne&Partner architects

Image Courtesy © miss3

  • Architects: Söhne&Partner architects
  • Project: Wien Energie / Spittelau
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Architectural renderings: miss3

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S-house in Saitama, Japan by YuusukeKarasawa Architects

 
November 14th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: YuusukeKarasawa Architects

The project is a small house built in a residential area near Omiya station in Saitama. Two 50m2 floors are cross over in two levels on a site that measures around 100 m2. Each level is quartered, two opposing floors of which are elevated. The eaves surrounded at the middle of the ceiling height of the other two floors intertwine with the elevated floors, creating a space characterized by a complex network. The elevated floors of the two levels continue to a diagonal wall, as well as to the floors above. The floors branch out again to continue above, staggering against the exterior eaves to compose a uniquely intricate elevation. This complicated structural logic is applied not just in the elevation but throughout the interior space as well, where the floors themselves entwine diagonally, with a void that looks out to the opposing space created at the center of this complicated floor. Although this opposing space seen from the void appears to continue visually, one can only arrive at it by traveling through the complicated levels, and taking a drastic detour after moving to a different floor. While visually adjacent, the flow is one that requires a long traveling distance.The commonly understood three dimensional depth and the sense of distance are being disturbed, creating architectural spaces where various distances become complicated, much like what is happening in infospheres like the internet. This architecture realizes such network–type spaces, where various distances become increasingly complex, as a “network of complex levels” in which multiple levels are networked and layered over one another. Our hope is that this complex, layered network space will become a new architectural form that captures the various activities borne out of today’s informational society, where diversity and order are being demanded at the same time.

Image Courtesy © koichitorimura

Image Courtesy © koichitorimura

  • Architects: YuusukeKarasawa Architects
  • Project: S-house
  • Location: Oomiya, Saitama, Japan
  • Photography: koichitorimura
  • Consultants: Structured Environment- Alan Burden,HiroakiInukai,structural
  • General contractor: O’hara Architectural and Construction, Ltd-Akira Ohara, SatoshiKikuch
  • Structural system: steel frame
  • Site area: 89.46m2

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Paperwhite in Montreal, Canada by Jean Verville architecte

 
November 14th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article Source: V2com

The residence, located in Greenfield Park, was designed for a young family settling to a suburb close to Montreal. The architect’s proposition is a sculptural composition that spreads in simple geometrical forms. The division of the volumes, the recess position of the main body just like its angle suggest a singular perspective and a dynamic volumetric that present a sensitive integration of contemporary architecture to a district dating from the 50s. Harmonizing in size, color and profiles with the sloping roof houses of the sector, the new construction is all covered by a white wood cladding.

Image Courtesy © Jean Verville architecte

Image Courtesy © Jean Verville architecte

  • Architects: Jean Verville architecte
  • Project: Paperwhite
  • Location: Montreal, Canada
  • Photography: Jean Verville, Nancy Marie Bélanger, Hugo Didier
  • Typology: Dwelling
  • Area: 320 square meters
  • Year designed: 2012
  • Year built: 2013
  • Clients: Michelle Masse et Jérôme Fradette
  • Project team: Jean Verville, Jean Benoit Viau, Stéphane Piché, Alain Gamache

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Bum Shack by UMA

 
November 14th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: UMA

Our shelter was designed to be interactive with its visitors in a playful way, with a front facade shingled with bum sliders and a backside that consists of a big pile of snow.

Image Courtesy © UMA

Image Courtesy © UMA

  • Architects: UMA
  • Project: Bum Shack
  •  Software used: Autocad, SketchUp, Keyshot and Photoshop

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Casa Hamar in Hedmark county, Norway by Gudmundur Jonsson Arkitektkontor

 
November 14th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Gudmundur Jonsson Arkitektkontor

The building is a 3-story house containing the basement as a two studio-apartments for hire. There is an excellent view towards south, a situation that has formed the two glazed volumes that are cantilevered and stretching towards the view. The top-floor is retracted a bit in order to give the overall impression of a lower building in the landscape and as well acting as an important creator of the composition. The longitudinal 2-storey-woid in the center of the house is emphasizing the connection between the two main spaces an simultaneously creating a spacious flow between stories.

Image Courtesy © Gudmundur Jonsson Arkitektkontor

Image Courtesy © Gudmundur Jonsson Arkitektkontor

  • Architects: Gudmundur Jonsson Arkitektkontor
  • Project: Casa Hamar
  • Location: Hamar, Norway
  • Stories: 3 stories
  • Consultants: Not decided yet
  • Structural system: Not decided yet
  • Major materials: Concrete
  • Site area: approx. 6000 m2 (An Agricultural site)
  • Footprint area: 348,0 m2
  • Total floor area: 464,0 m2
  • Design: 2014-2015
  • Construction: 2015-2016

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TUPÃ – A SOUTH AMERICAN TOTEM by Subvert

 
November 14th, 2014 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Subvert 

Next Future is a Gulbenkian Programme of Contemporary Culture dedicated in particular, but not exclusively, to research and art production in Europe, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. Every year an artist or architectural office is invited to design a pavilion in the gardens of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, and in 2014 the design and creation of this space was commissioned to SUBVERT.

Image Courtesy © Subvert

Image Courtesy © APP

  • Architects: Subvert 
  • Project: TUPÃ – A SOUTH AMERICAN TOTEM
  • Location: USA
  • Photography: APP
  • CoordinationTiago Rebelo de Andrade, Diogo Ramalho
  • Team: Manuel Tojal, Kaleigh Nunes, Adrien Zlatic
  • Construction: J. C. Sampaio, Lda

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The hut for life quietly with parakeet+dog+cat+fish in Chiba, Japan by tai_tai STUDIO

 
November 13th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: tai_tai STUDIO

Demand of the client
He want to live quietly with dog + cat + parakeet+ goldfish.
He wants to get enough area to make a garden.

Image Courtesy © tai_tai STUDIO

Image Courtesy © AKH+AKI

  • Architects: tai_tai STUDIO / Hidekazu Wakabayashi & Akiko Wakabayashi
  • Project: The hut for life quietly with parakeet+dog+cat+fish
  • Location: Ooami-Shirasato city,Chiba,Japan
  • Photography: AKH+AKI
  • Function: house
  • Site area: 276.68㎡
  • Architectural area: 81.57㎡
  • 
Total floor area: 81.57㎡
  • Structure: wood
  • Year: 2013

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Israel pavilion “The Fields of Tomorrow” by Knafo Klimor Architects

 
November 13th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Knafo Klimor Architects

Israel is an agricultural laboratory and a worldwide case study that exports knowledge, experience, and technology to the entire world.  The cultivation of rocky land, the growth of vegetables in the desert, the invention of new methods of irrigation , the upgrading of seed quality are part of the inception of modern agriculture marked by creativity, dare and achievements.

Image Courtesy © Knafo Klimor Architects

Image Courtesy © Knafo Klimor Architects

  • Architects: Knafo Klimor Architects
  • Project: Israel pavilion “The Fields of Tomorrow”
  • Location: Israel
  • Client: Israel ministry of foreign affairs, in cooperation with the ministry of finance,  ministry of tourism, ministry of economy, ministry of agriculture & rural development and Keren Kayemet Leisrael
  • Project management: Dror Leiba
  • Structural engineer: Rokach Ashkenazi Engineering Consultant
  • Total lot area: 2370 m2
  • Total pavilion area: 995 m2

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Caspar Wittelplantsoen in Amersfoort, Netherlands by OKRA LANDSCHAPSARCHITECTEN BV

 
November 13th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: OKRA LANDSCHAPSARCHITECTEN BV

Park as a Spatial Anchor

The new Park of Caspar Wittelplantsoen in Amersfoort connects the new building of the Soesterkwartier along Puntenburgerlaan with the existing buildings and acts as a green meeting place for both old and new residents. The ambition is, on a relatively small area, to create an abundance of green. This is achieved by placing a large amount of new trees and grassy plains as the basis for the establishment of the park.

Image Courtesy © Annie Beugel

Image Courtesy © Annie Beugel

  • Architects: OKRA LANDSCHAPSARCHITECTEN BV 
  • Project: Caspar Wittelplantsoen
  • Location: Amersfoort, Netherlands
  • Photography: Annie Beugel
  • Client: Gemeente Amersfoort
  • Programm: Sketch design, Preliminary Design, Definitive Design, design specification guidance and tender execution guidance
  • Area: 1,5 HA
  • Building costs: € 800.000,00
  • Dates: 2008 – 2011

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