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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.

Villa Schoorl in The Netherlands by Paul de Ruiter Architects

 
April 21st, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Paul de Ruiter Architects

Paul de Ruiter Architects designed Villa Schoorl, situated in the characteristic polders near the North Holland dunes. The fluent transition to the green polder landscape was the most essential starting point of the design. The subtly located villa is built with as many possible natural materials and sustainable techniques.

Image Courtesy © Paul de Ruiter Architects

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A motif to connect old and new in Shanghai, China by Aedas

 
April 21st, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Aedas

Located on the north bank of Suzhou Creek and within the business area across Sichuan North Road and Zhapu Road in Shanghai, Aedas-design Shanghai Landmark Center enjoys a prime location with excellent views towards the Northern Bund and Huangpu River. The site is surrounded by low-rise residential blocks and a number of historic buildings such as the Shanghai Post and Telecommunication Bureau, Shanghai General Hospital, New Asia Hotel, Ruikang Mansion and Outer Baidu Bridge, forming a unique urban fabric. The new complex creates a synergy for the commercial hub and the neighbourhood and connects the old and new of Shanghai city.

Image Courtesy © Aedas

  • Architects: Aedas
  • Project: A motif to connect old and new
  • Location: Shanghai, China

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Community Centre Máj in České Budějovice, Czech Republic by SLLA Architects

 
April 21st, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: SLLA Architects 

The community centre Máj is located in the biggest 1980s mass-housing settlement in České Budějovice, an ethnically and socially mixed neighbourhood. In the Czech Republic, one third of the population lives in prefab panel settlements built during the socialism era; after 1989 (the fall of the Soviet bloc), there has been a lack of activities solving problems in these areas. The Máj settlement has an increased concentration of the Roma population, who were evicted into the settlement during the 80s and 90s; the district has been the site of tension and several riots.

Image Courtesy © SLLA Architects

  • Architects: SLLA Architects 
  • Project: Community Centre Máj
  • Location: České Budějovice, Czech Republic
  • Client: City of České Budějovice, Czech Republic
  • Total budget: 2.115.000 €
  • Total floor area: 1.939 m2
  • Total floor area exterior: 1.060 m2
  • Volume: 13.786 m3
  • Project based on: Open project competition, 2010

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The Flow / CECU – Euroregional Center of Urban Cultures in Lille, France by atelier d’architecture King Kong

 
April 21st, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: atelier d’architecture King Kong 

In its cultural development policy framework and renovation of the Moulins neighbourhood, the City of Lille started in 2009 the building of a new cultural equipement that could enable the development of Moulins’s existing Maison Folie, that lacked specific spaces to carry out all of its projects, and to create a Euroregional Center of Urban Cultures (The Flow – House of Hip-Hop), a structure made necessary by the importance of activities linked to that practice that had until then no place to unfold. The importance of this project justified its integration in a site close to the town center. The will to unite these two equipments in a same place presented numerous advantages for both structures, including the possibility to ensure de facto synergy, their objectives being common. The Maison Folie, that had already conquered its own public in five years of existence, was forced to refuse or postpone numerous projects (dance, theatre, plastic and visual arts) due to lack of space.

Image Courtesy © Julie Soistier

  • Architects: atelier d’architecture King Kong (Frédéric Neau)
  • Project: The Flow / CECU – Euroregional Center of Urban Cultures
  • Location: Lille, France
  • Photography: Julie Soistier
  • Software used: Vectorworks and SketchUp
  • Client: City of Lille
  • Project manager: Nicolas Broussous
  • Scenography: Ducks Scéno
  • Technical engineering company: Projex Ingénirie
  • HEQ: Diagobat

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Quartéis de Santa Justa in Ponte de Lima, Portugal by Carvalho Araújo

 
April 21st, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Carvalho Araújo 

The project of Quartéis de Santa Justa is located at the highest point of Monte de Santa Justa, in Ponte de Lima (Portugal) and have, besides the chapel, a structure that served as a shelter for pilgrims.

Image Courtesy © NUDO

  • Architects: Carvalho Araújo
  • Project: Quartéis de Santa Justa
  • Location: Ponte de Lima, Portugal
  • Photography: NUDO

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The new Auditorium of the Banca di Credito Cooperativo (B.C.C.) “G. Toniolo” in San Cataldo, Italy by FABBRICANOVE Architetti

 
April 21st, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: FABBRICANOVE Architetti 

The new Auditorium of the Banca di Credito Cooperativo (B.C.C.) “G. Toniolo” in San Cataldo born from the client’s desire to create a public space for cultural events open to the public and for hosting business private meetings. Then, a space for the residents to meet and share new cultural opportunities, and for the bank activities. The location of the project is an important issue for the design approach: San Cataldo, a small town in the middle of Sicily, is composed of traditional houses. The auditorium is a new urban and contemporary design ‘object’ that comes as an alternative to the consolidated historical center, thanks to the project of FABBRICANOVE Architetti, an architectural office founded in Florence in 2009 by Enzo Fontana, Giovanni Bartolozzi, and Lorenzo Matteoli.

Insertion of the monolith and the continuity of the building gap that keeps together the stairwells and the emergency exits, Image Courtesy © Filippo Romano

  • Architects: FABBRICANOVE Architetti (Enzo Fontana, Giovanni Bartolozzi, Lorenzo Matteoli)
  • Project: The new Auditorium of the Banca di Credito Cooperativo (B.C.C.) “G. Toniolo”
  • Location: San Cataldo, Italy
  • Photography: Filippo Romano
  • Client: BCC ‐ Banca di Credito Cooperativo “G. Toniolo” of San Cataldo
  • Architects and works supervisor: Enzo Fontana, Giovanni Bartolozzi
  • Collaborators: Daniele Capolicchio, Francesco Capriotti, Renata Laudati, Domenico Calabrese
  • Structural engineering: Antonello Sajeva, Simona Sajeva

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COOOP3 in Tokyo, Japan by Domino Architects

 
April 20th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Domino Architects

We designed a new office space for a creative agency in Tokyo applying mixture of technology and traditional Japanese wood works for structure, furniture and fixtures. To keep the flexibility of the space, we suggested a portable partition system to insert on the floor and create proper size of the area.

The floor includes lab space intended for long-term project and war room intended for many projects to have short, intensive period of discussions. Each space is divided by glass partitions so that each active project can feel each other and is visible at a glance.

Image Courtesy © Gottingham

  • Architects: Domino Architects
  • Project: COOOP3
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Gottingham
  • Clients: Loftwork Inc.
  • Lead Architects: Yusuke Oono
  • Contractor: Eckits
  • Woodwork consultants: Hidakuma
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 218.2 sqm
  • Completion Year: 2017

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Caciporé House in São Paulo, Brazil by Studio Scatena Arquitetura

 
April 20th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Studio Scatena Arquitetura

Project of residence, atelier and gallery of the renomed plastic artist caciporé torres in the city of São paulo, Brazil.

With approximately 500 m2, composed by five bedrooms – suites on the ground floor and upper floor, two areas of leisure, one with swimming pool, gourmet area and other on the top floor with direct access to rooms and equipped with a spa.

Image Courtesy © Studio Scatena Arquitetura

  • Architects: Studio Scatena Arquitetura
  • Project: Caciporé House
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Construction: Easy Construtora
  • Landscaping: Marianne Ramos
  • Project Year: 2015/16

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The Séqué in Bayonne, France by Gardera Patrice

 
April 20th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Gardera Patrice

A small courtyard, a back entrance on the kitchen side, a hut, a dead tree, garden boots, smells, be in touch with nature, birdsong, animals, a vegetable garden, a shed for tools, a pergola, ivy along the walls, piles of wood, a tree under which to shelter, a forest, an under-growth, a river, an attic, a chicken coop, a bench, a pond, a well, a fountain, a path…

Living outside, space, air, light. How to live the countryside? How do you live in a forest? What are the ambiances? What are the specific characteristics of a habitat in the countryside?

Image Courtesy © Mathieu Choiselat

  • Architects: Gardera Patrice
  • Project: The Séqué
  • Location: Bayonne, France
  • Photography: Mathieu Choiselat, Stephane Chalmeau
  • Project owner: Habitat SudAtlantic
  • Associate Architect: David Pradel
  • Project manager: Délphine Prunet
  • Technical studies structures: Batiserf
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 5000 m²
  • Completion Year: December 2014

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Óscar Romerocollege in Dendermonde, Belgium by De Jong Gortemaker Algra Architects

 
April 20th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: De Jong Gortemaker Algra Architects

The south side of the Óscar Romerocollege borders on the historical inner city of Dendermonde. The patchwork sequence of courtyards and streets is typical of this location. Two college buildings have already been built. A further two buildings – a tuition building and a sports complex – will be added and are intended to strengthen the school’s identity. We have extended this objective to include a connection to the historic centre. A connection that has been created by blending into the structure of the public spaces. The existing courtyards have been extended to include two new courtyards and a promenade. The four school buildings, each of which has its own individual appearance, create a powerful rhythm on the north side. This is where the main entrance is located. A covered path connects the existing and new buildings and takes the students past the different courtyards, each of which has its own function and identity.

Image Courtesy © De Jong Gortemaker Algra Architects

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