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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.

12-249 – The Laurentians Home in Quebec, Canada by BONE Structure®

 
January 28th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: BONE Structure®

Quebec is known worldwide for its picturesque landscapes and natural beauty – and along the horizon a new technology is disrupting how North Americans are building their homes. At the forefront of high-performance custom homes lies BONE Structure®, a company devoted to designing and building energy efficient steel structure homes.

Situated two hours northwest of Montreal, in the township of Wentworth, this 3,000 sq. ft. home is characterized by its open concept main floor and easy access walk-out basement.

Image Courtesy © BONE Structure®

  • Architects: BONE Structure®
  • Project: 12-249 – The Laurentians Home
  • Location: Quebec, Canada

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Museum of Contemporary Art & Planning Exhibition (MOCAPE) in Shenzhen, China by GD-Lighting Design

 
January 28th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Sunshine PR

Shenzhen Mocape is located north of the Shenzhen Civic Centre; it is also the last major public cultural project in Shenzhen.

The building is an integration of the Shenzhen Museum of Contemporary Arts and the Urban Planning Exhibition Halls. Surface materials of glass, perforated plate, and stone extend and twist along the steel structure, creating a complicated architecture full of vitality. However, the unique façade form also created great difficulties in lighting design. Lighting design conquered multiple challenges and successfully inte-grated within the building, neatly and sharply presented a clear and translucent city “rock”.

Image Courtesy © He Shu

  • Lighting Design Company: GD-Lighting Design
  • Project: Museum of Contemporary Art & Planning Exhibition (MOCAPE)
  • Location: Shenzhen, China
  • Photography: He Shu
  • Client: Shenzhen Municipal Culture Bureau, Shenzhen, China and Shenzhen Municipal Planning Bureau, Shenzhen, China
    Construction Agency: China Overseas Commercial Properties Co., Ltd
  • Planning: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU – Wolf D. Prix & Partner ZT GmbH
  • Design Principal: Wolf D. Prix
  • Project Partner: Markus Prossnigg
  • Design Architects: Quirin Krumbholz, Jörg Hugo, Mona Bayr
  • Project Architects: Angus Schoenberger, Veronika Janovska, Tyler Bornstein

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DR. MIRIAM & SHELDON G. ADELSON SCHOOL OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP in Herzliya, Israel by robinsalliance | Dan Price

 
January 28th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: robinsalliance

The Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson School of Entrepreneurship at the IDC Herzliya is situated in the northeast corner of campus on a flat site in a small Mediterranean coastal city near Tel Aviv. The upper floors are open and transparent, looking directly out and over the university foliage while the lower floors relate more intimately to the scale of the immediate campus gardens. Students enter the building through an 8 meter high arcade.

The building is home to a first-of-its-kind institution in Israel dedicated to the study and support of entrepreneurship.

Image Courtesy © Amit Geron

  • Architects: robinsalliance | Dan Price (David S. Robins + Dan Price)
  • Project: DR. MIRIAM & SHELDON G. ADELSON SCHOOL OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP
  • Location: Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Herzliya, Israel
  • Photography: Amit Geron
  • Software used: Autocad, Rhinoceros, Maxwell
  • Design Team: Einat Erez-Kobiler (Studio Head), Limor Sadka (Interiors), Nir Mornel (Architect), David S. Robins (co-designer), Dan Price (co-designer)
  • Consultant Engineers:
    • Eladad Bukspan Engineers Ltd (Structural Engineers)
    • H.R.V.A.C. Consulting & Engineering Co (HVAC Consultants)
    • Schnabel Yair Electrical Engineering Ltd (Electrical & Lighting Consultants)
    • Sanit Consulting Engineers Ltd (Plumbing Consultants)
    • Julie Peled Landscape Architecture (Landscape Architect)
    • M-G Acoustical Consultants Ltd (Acoustical Consultants)
    • Landmann Aluminum Ltd (Aluminum Window Consultants)

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ACCESSIBLE RIBADEO in Spain by Abalo Alonso Arquitectos

 
January 27th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Abalo Alonso Arquitectos

Connection and accessibility between the historical city center and the coast.

Ribadeo is located in the north-west of Galicia, at the border with Asturias and edging the estuary which bears its very same name. It has some nine thousand inhabitants, most of them working at the services sector. It has a protected historical quarter, a marina and a commercial port, which is strategically located in the Cantabrian coast. Within the municipality of Ribadeo lies the Catedrales beach, whose surrounding area is the second most visited place in Galicia, following Santiago de Compostela’s Cathedral. Ribadeo is a favorite summer holiday destination not just for people from the Lugo province, but also from people from every corner of Spain.

Image Courtesy © santos diez / bisimages

  • Architects: Abalo Alonso Arquitectos (Elizabeth Abalo, Gonzalo Alonso)
  • Project: ACCESSIBLE RIBADEO
  • Location: Ribadeo, Lugo, Spain
  • Photography: santos diez / bisimages
  • Colaboration:
    • Carlos Bóveda, arquitecto.
    • Juan A. Pérez Valcárcel, Dr. Arquitecto. Cálculo de estructuras.
  • Promotion: Concello de Ribadeo. Ministerio de Medio Ambiente, Medio Rural y Marino.
  • Construction: Dragados. Delegado Vicente Delgado. Jefe de obra, Antón Laxe
  • Materials: Concrete, steel, stone
  • Date: 2005 – 2010

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59BTP-House in Singapore by ONG&ONG Pte Ltd

 
January 27th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: ONG&ONG Pte Ltd

This was an Additions and Alterations project on an existing house in Bukit Timah. The owner’s father built the original house and the building was in an awkward position on the plot. According to the brief, the client wanted to have two master bedrooms along with four bedrooms – this required additional floor area as the original house area could not comfortably fit in the extra rooms. However, the architects resolved to make use of the existing structure and maintain its orientation by simply adding an additional volume to accommodate the extra bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms.

Image Courtesy © Derek Swalwell

Image Courtesy © Derek Swalwell

  • Architects: ONG&ONG Pte Ltd
  • Project: 59BTP-House
  • Location: Singapore
  • Photography: Derek Swalwell
  • Project directors: Diego Molina & Maria Arango
  • Completion date: 2014

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AAK Villa in Amwaj Islands, Bahrain by Moriq Interiors & Design Consultants

 
January 27th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Moriq Interiors & Design Consultants 

This being an ocean facing plot, the client’s top most priority was the sea views, with lot of prominence to entertaining family and guests. He is also a good cook and wanted all extra kitchens (tepanyaki) and dining areas to be planned on the top most level as well to enjoy the views of the waters. The Master suite had to be well-equipped, multi-functional, multi-spatial, area with the best view of the ocean. The architecture and interior spaces had to be modern, technologically advanced and seamless. The Interior spaces should be flexible (as in open spaces to become private and vice versa). Privacy from neighbors and roads was a priority. This home is designed on a linear plot with attached homes on south and north sides and is opening to the sea on the west side and the road on the east side. Because of its location, it comes under high value properties of Amwaj, Bahrain. The plot covers 809.2sqmts and the total built up is977sqmts.The two side boundary walls looked like two imposing retaining walls and the home had to be designed within these walls. Because of the attached home layout covers the built up space could touch the two longer sides (south and north boundary walls) without any windows (so no light and ventilation) and views either.

Image Courtesy © Moriq Interiors & Design Consultants

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Crystal Clear in Lake Tahoe, California by Aspen Leaf Interiors

 
January 27th, 2017 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Aspen Leaf Interiors 

Design objective

The main objective of this project was to create a minimalist design, white box for a contemporary home located in Lake Tahoe on the Truckee River outside of Squaw Valley, California. The design needed to be clean with no frills and render a solution that is bright and explores both positive and negative spaces.

The kitchen and family room show the straight lines, monochromatic materials and notes of high contrast between surfaces that delivered the desired design to the clients, Image Courtesy © Tom Zikas

  • Architects: Aspen Leaf Interiors
  • Project: Crystal Clear
  • Location: In Lake Tahoe on the Truckee River near Olympic Valley, California, USA
  • Photography: Tom Zikas
  • Building Designer: The Sandbox Studio
  • Builder: Mark Tanner Construction
  • Interior Design: Aspen Leaf Interiors
  • Square Feet: 3,267 sq. ft.
  • Year Completed: Remodel/addition, completed 2016

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VISTA HOUSE in Stuttgart, Germany by Alexander Brenner Architects

 
January 27th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Alexander Brenner Architects

An art loving couple was able to purchase an outstanding scenic property in the north of Stuttgart with spectacular views over the city. The property is reached via a southern access road situated below.

Image Courtesy © Zooey Braun

  • Architects: Alexander Brenner Architects
  • Project: VISTA HOUSE
  • Location: Stuttgart, Germany
  • Photography: Zooey Braun
  • Plot size: 1.550 m²
  • Living area: 440 m²
  • Utility space: 196 m²
  • Completion: 2012

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Doblado House in Nuevo Leon, México by Isauro Huizar

 
January 27th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Isauro Huizar 

Doblado House is a project which originates from exploit a existing construction of approximately 75 m2 on ground level contained in an area about 260 m2. The architectural program express a housing for a couple and is distributed in service, kitchen and living room on ground floor; and at first level: it contains a studio, bedroom and bathroom. The existing construction is reinforced with a steel structure to load the new floor of the first level and a perimetral facade wall rises with a pedestrian access articulated to the house and another vehicle access on the opposite end. Finally the rest of the area is regenerated like lawn garden for outdoor activities.

Image Courtesy © 1826 Proyectos Fotográficos

  • Architects: Isauro Huizar 
  • Project: Doblado House 
  • Location: Nuevo Leon, México
  • Photography: 1826 Proyectos Fotográficos
  • Software used: Autocad

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Hiedanranta Innovation bay in Tampere, Finland by Mandaworks + Schauman & Nordgren Architects

 
January 27th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: MANDAWORKS

The team of MANDAWORKS and SCHAUMAN & NORDGREN ARCHITECTS are now officially announced winners of the open international competition organized by the city of Tampere for the Hiedanranta city district in Tampere, Finland. The Jury awarded the proposal, ’Hiedanranta Innovation Bay’ with a shared first prize.

The Innovation Spine and its public life. Mandaworks and Schauman & Nordgren Architects, Image Courtesy © Mandaworks + Schauman & Nordgren Architects

  • Architects: Mandaworks + Schauman & Nordgren Architects
  • Project: Hiedanranta Innovation bay
  • Location: Tampere, Finland
  • Client: City of Tampere
  • Collaborators: Traffic consultant Jouni Lehtomaa
  • Assignment: Urban Design and City Planning
  • Size: 1.500.000 m2 bilt area, 246 Hectares land-area

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