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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.

São Francisco in Guarda, Portugal by FPA – Filipe Pina Architecture

 
May 15th, 2018 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: FPA – Filipe Pina Architecture

Located in the city centre of Guarda, this is an urban typical house of the first half of the 20th century, presenting 3 sides and a garden.

The surrounding buildings are characterised by several types of construction, a consequence of the successive city urbanistic growth stages.

Image Courtesy © João Morgado

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Extension and Alterations to a Private House in London, England by Tamir Addadi Architecture

 
May 15th, 2018 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Tamir Addadi Architecture

The main aim of the project was to create a sense of unity between the back garden and the house, allowing nature to play a significant part in the daily activities of the family.

Image Courtesy © Tamir Addadi Architecture

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Glass Box in Hackney, England by Studio 304 Ltd

 
May 15th, 2018 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Studio 304 Ltd

A rear glass box extension allows light into, and views out of, a Victorian end of terrace house in Hackney. The rear glass box extension allows light to the interior of the property and provides views over the adjacent park from the ground floor living spaces. Shaded from the sun by the orientation of the existing house, this new frameless glazed element takes advantage of the unique view from this end of terrace property.

Image Courtesy © Studio 304 Ltd

  • Architects: Studio 304 Ltd
  • Project: Glass Box
  • Location: Hackney, England

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Frick Environmental Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

 
May 15th, 2018 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

The Frick Environmental Center, the first municipally-owned, Living Building Challenge-targeted project in existence, will be a world-class center for experiential environmental education. As a joint venture between the City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, the new Environmental Center will serve as a gateway to Frick Park—the city’s largest public park at 644-acres—and embody the “neighborhood to nature” ideal that served as inspiration for its formation more than 80-years ago.

Image Courtesy © Alexander Denmarsh

  • Architects: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson (Patricia Culley, AIA)
  • Project: Frick Environmental Center
  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Photography: Alexander Denmarsh, Nic Lehoux, Ed Massery, Renee Rosensteel, Elliott Cramer for Denmarsh Phot
  • Client: City of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
  • Principal in Charge: Roxanne Sherbeck, FAIA
  • Project Manager: Robert Aumer, AIA
  • Project Team Members: Jason Brody, AIA; Matthew Conti; Natalie Gentile, AIA; Jon Jackson, FAIA; Matthew Plecity, ASLA; Michael Maiese, AIA; Michele Mercer, RA; Gina Rossi; Roxanne Sherbeck, FAIA; Kent Suhrbier, AIA
  • Construction Manager: PJ Dick
  • Landscape Architecture: La Quatra Bonci Associates

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John’s Prairie Operations Center in Shelton, Washington by TCF Architecture, PLLC

 
May 15th, 2018 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: TCF Architecture, PLLC

Mason County PUD No. 3’s new administrative, maintenance and operations facility unites all of the PUD’s functions within a state-of-the-art, highly professional campus. Staff of the John’s Prairie Operations Center and citizens of the surrounding community are pleased to have contributed toward the improvement of County infrastructure by supporting those who maintain local electrical utilities.

Image Courtesy © Pete Eckert

  • Architects: TCF Architecture, PLLC
  • Project: John’s Prairie Operations Center
  • Location: 2621 E Johns Prairie Rd, Shelton, WA 98584, USA
  • Photography: Pete Eckert
  • Lead Architect: Randy Cook, Brian Ho
  • Project Team: Gerry Pless, Mark Hurley, Jeremy Wooley, Ryan Miller
  • Civil Engineer: (Pyramid Engineers, LLC)  Peter Gonzales
  • Landscape Architect: (The Berger Partnership)  Steve Shea
  • Structural Engineer: (PCS Structural Solutions)  Brian Phair, Owen Bower
  • Built Area: 142,000 SF (in 5 buildings) on a 22 acre site
  • Completion Year: 2013

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Abbey D’ardenne in Saint-Germain-la-Blanche-Herbe, France by OPUS 5 Architectes

 
May 15th, 2018 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: OPUS 5 Architectes

The Paris office of OPUS 5 is delivering the third and final phase of the rehabilitation of the Abbey d’Ardenne, in Normandy, France. To complete an investment project of over 25 years on this site, the former stables of this gothic abbey are now home to an exhibition gallery.

Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly

  • Architects: OPUS 5 Architectes
  • Project: Abbey D’ardenne
  • Location: Abbaye d’Ardenne, 14280 Saint-Germain-La-Blanche-Herbe, France
  • Photography: Luc Boegly
  • Client: Region of Normandy
  • Contractor: OPUS 5 Architectes (Bruno Decaris, Agnès Pontremoli)
  • Structural Engineering: Batiserf
  • Utilities Engineering: L. Choulet
  • Economist: Forgue

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Burlingame Eichler Remodel in California by Klopf Architecture

 
May 15th, 2018 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Klopf Architecture 

Klopf Architecture and Jesse Ososki Art remodeled an existing Eichler atrium home into a brighter, more open, and more functional version of its original self.

The goals were to preserve the Eichler look and feel without the need to strictly adhere to it. The scope of work included re-configuring the master bedroom/bath, the kitchen, and the hall bath/laundry area, as well as updating interior finishes throughout to be more sophisticated.

Image Courtesy © 2018 Mariko Reed

  • Architects: Klopf Architecture
  • Project: Burlingame Eichler Remodel
  • Location: Burlingame, California, USA
  • Photography: 2018 Mariko Reed
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Project Team: John Klopf, Klara Kevane and Yegvenia Torres Zavala
  • Contractor: Jesse Ososki Art
  • Structural Engineer: Emmanuel Pun
  • Year completed: 2017

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The Student Hotel Campus in Barcelona, Spain by Masquespacio

 
May 14th, 2018 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Masquespacio 

The Dutch hotel group The Student Hotel, which provides a unique co-living and co-working hybrid, has just opened its first two student-only Campus properties in the Marina and Poble Sec districts of Barcelona, Spain.

The Student Hotel has collaborated with Masquespacio, the Valencia-based creative consultancy, for the refurbishment and design of both properties.

Image Courtesy © Luis Beltran

  • Architects: Masquespacio
  • Project: The Student Hotel Campus
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: Luis Beltran
  • Client: The Student Hotel
  • Design Direction: Naomi Thellier De Poncheville (TSH)
  • Artist illustrator (lifts / Courtyard wall): Jose Miguel mendez
  • Contractor Companies: Construcia
  • Development Manager: Kristian Aipassa
  • Consultant: Arcadis

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Cyclopean House in Brookline, Massachusetts by ENSAMBLE STUDIO

 
May 14th, 2018 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: ENSAMBLE STUDIO

In his first stop on the way home, Ulysses reaches the cave of the Cyclops, a fierce and strong builder who looked through one single point. And there he is locked up until he uses his ingenuity to escape and goes where the winds take him.

Image Courtesy © ENSAMBLE STUDIO

  • Architects: ENSAMBLE STUDIO
  • Project: Cyclopean House
  • Location: Brookline, Massachusetts, USA
  • Principals: Antón García-Abril & Debora Mesa
  • Project Team: Javier Cuesta, Ricardo Sanz, Borja Soriano, Massimo Loia, Walter Cuccuru, Valentina Giacomini, Marietta Spyrou, Juanjo Fernández, Federica Zunino, Marian Stanislav, Chung-Wen Wu, Yannis Karababas
  • Structural Engineer: Jesús Huerga
  • General Contractor: Materia Inorgánica S.L.
  • Structural System: Steel Frame and foam core beams
  • Site Area: 265 m 2
  • Building Area (footprint area): 120 m 2
  • Total floor Area: 240 m 2
  • Construction Research & Prefabrication: January 2015 – July 2015
  • Onsite Assembly: August 2015 – November 2015

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Nursing and Retirement home in Bellinzona, Switzerland by STUDIO GAGGINI / NICOLA PROBST ARCHITETTI

 
May 14th, 2018 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: STUDIO GAGGINI / NICOLA PROBST ARCHITETTI

The new building is located at the intersection of two neighborhood streets and forms the corner of a new urban block. The compact volume allows the definition of a central free space, a new resident and public park that links and enhances the various elements: the new nursing home, an existing villa, an annex, a small church.

Image Courtesy © ALEXANDRE ZVEIGER

  • Architects: STUDIO GAGGINI / NICOLA PROBST ARCHITETTI 
  • Project: Nursing and Retirement home
  • Location: Bellinzona, Switzerland
  • Photography: ALEXANDRE ZVEIGER
  • Collaborators: Arch. Crippa Paolo , Arch. Fabiano Fausto ,Arch. Kurtze Bernadett , Arch. Locatelli Silvia
  • Gross Built Area (square meters): 6500 square meters
  • Completion Year: 2017

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