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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.

“House in Hanekita” in Okazaki, Japan by Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates

 
November 11th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates 

It is the plan for a double family home in a tranquil residential area. My interest is in how the connection between the individual residence and surrounding public area is reflected to the house plan. In this house’s case there was a park adjacent to the north border of the site, so I wanted to put emphasis on the relationship between the house and the park as an everyday playground for children as well as a borrowing landscape for the house. So I put the opening with sliding doors on the north face of the building to secure the continuity of the traffic line and the view, while setting up a wider entrance and level difference so that the residents can enjoy hanami (Cherry blossom viewing) in spring from the interior of the house. In addition, the exterior environment is gradually connected to the interior through buffering spaces of the earthen-floor entrance on the north and the private garden on the south. Two households are separated by the volume housing staircase room and storage between east and west, marked off flexibly by sliding doors set on the south side between two households. These doors are often opened during the daytime, making the entire floor a mobile playground where children can freely run around across the households.

Image Courtesy © Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates

Image Courtesy © Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates

  • Architects: Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates
  • Project: House in Hanekita
  • Location: Okazaki, Aichi Japan
  • Structure company: Tatsumi Terado Structural Studio
  • Construction company: Maruhei construction Ltd
  • Site Area: 176.47m2
  • Built Area: 92.09m2
  • Total Floor Area: 149.05m2
  • Interior Materials: paint finish, Lauan plywood
  • Design time: November, 2012 – July, 2013

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Footpaths and Overlook in the Quilotoa Lake – Shalalá by Jorge Andrade Benítez, Javier Mera Luna and Daniel Moreno Flores

 
November 11th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Jorge Andrade Benítez, Javier Mera Luna and Daniel Moreno Flores

This Project starts with the acknowledgment of a conceptual challenge which structures the idea that generates the proposal: Which characteristics could an overlook have to be attractive even when all its natural surroundings offer interesting (and similar) views? This is due to the fact that the project is located in the top edge of the crater of an active volcano that has a lake inside of it, which creates multiple viewing opportunities along its surroundings.

Image Courtesy © Lorena Darquea

Image Courtesy © Lorena Darquea

  • Architects: Jorge Andrade BenítezJavier Mera Luna and Daniel Moreno Flores
  • Project: Footpaths and Overlook in the Quilotoa Lake – Shalalá
  • Location: Ecuador, Cotopaxi, Zumbahua, Quilotoa, Shalalá
  • Photography: Lorena Darquea, Pablo Puente, Javier Mera, Daniel Moreno Flores, Cynthia Macias Leiva, Santiago del Hierro
  • Design and construction dates: Design: 2012, Construction 2012-2013
  • Collaborators: Manuel Galárraga, María Paz Villagomez, Diana Callejas, Christian Rea, Natalia Dueñas, Juan Carlos Cisneros
  • Sponsor: Ministry of Tourism of Ecuador
  • Ministry of Tourism Coordinators: Javier Imaicela / Fernando Nieto
  • Owners of the Project: Shalalá Comunity

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Building Culture in Vienna by heri&salli / miss_vdr architektur

 
November 11th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: heri&salli / miss_vdr architektur

The architecture offices heri&salli and miss_vdr architektur /Vienna conceived an exhibition design for the exhibition “Building Culture-think your city different” in the planning workshop in Vienna. The graphic design was supplied by zunder zwo/Vienna.

By means of simply piled up square timbers a kind of “shelf-system” was created. On the one hand it functions as storage area on the other hand it can be used as interactive space.

Image Courtesy © c.fuerthner/MA19

Image Courtesy © c.fuerthner/MA19

  • Architects: heri&salli / miss_vdr architektur
  • Project: Building Culture
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Photography: c.fuerthner/MA19
  • Software used: Autocad and Rhino
  • Team: Alexandra Tiligadi, Klaus Molterer
  • Exhibition grafics: ZunderZwo
  • Exhibition: from september 2014 till december 2014
  • Client: city of Vienna / MA19
  • Building company: StahlundForm / Vienna
  • Curators: Volker Dienst, Barbara Feller, Antje Lehn, Robert Temel
  • Concept: Sibylle Bader – Wanderklasse-Verein für BauKulturVermittlung, Sabine Gstöttner – inspirin, Theresia Frass und Nikola Winkler – Raumschule
  • Exhibitionsatellite and concept photo contest: feld72, nonconform, inspirin
  • Illustration: Fraukes Welt
  • Documentation and editorial: Manuela Hötzl

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Red Cross Volunteer House in Copenhagen, Denmark by COBE

 
November 11th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: COBE

Today, a new iconic Volunteer House for the Danish Red Cross is being unveiled. The building is designed by Danish architects COBE in collaboration with PK3 landscape architects and Søren Jensen engineers.

Image Courtesy © COBE

Image Courtesy © COBE

  • Architects: COBE
  • Project: Red Cross Volunteer House
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Client: Danish Red Cross – donated by the A. P. Møller Foundation
  • Engineers: Søren Jensen Rådgivende Ingeniørfirma (Søren Jensen Consulting Engineer)
  • Landscape architects: PK3
  • Program: Volunteer House – exhibition and workshop spaces, incident rooms, conference rooms and café area
  • Size: 750 m2 (8073 ft2)
  • Status: 1st prize in competition in 2013, completed early 2016

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Villa S in Schriesheim, Germany by Ian Shaw Architekten BDA RIBA

 
November 11th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Ian Shaw Architekten BDA RIBA

Villa S is a cast in-situ concrete house, dramatically sited on a hillside above Schriesheim, in Baden-Württemberg, in southwest Germany. From its elevated position, the building offers panoramic views of the surrounding countryside: to the south, the Black Forest; to the west, the Palatinate and the Rhine Valley; to the east, the Odenwald mountain range; and in the foreground, on a neighbouring hillside, the ruins of Strahlenburg Castle, originally built in 1295. Within this setting, the project presents itself as an elemental two-tier structure.

Image Courtesy © Ian Shaw Architekten BDA RIBA

Image Courtesy © Ian Shaw Architekten BDA RIBA

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Oleoteca Ses Escoles in Ibiza, Spain by ISABEL LOPEZ VILALTA + ASSOCIATES

 
November 9th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: ISABEL LOPEZ VILALTA + ASSOCIATES  

Many elements come together here to carry us to Ibiza, and specifically the olive groves of the Es Trull de Can Miquel Guasch. This estate is one of the largest producers of extra-virgin olive oil on the island, and Arbequina, Picual and Empeltre olive trees fill its lands.

Image Courtesy © Alejo Bagué

Image Courtesy © Alejo Bagué

Architects: ISABEL LOPEZ VILALTA + ASSOCIATES  
Project: Oleoteca Ses Escoles
Location: Ibiza, Spain
Photography: Alejo Bagué  Read the rest of Oleoteca Ses Escoles in Ibiza, Spain by ISABEL LOPEZ VILALTA + ASSOCIATES

KERERU PARK CAMPUS ADMINISTRATION & LIBRARY BUILDING in Auckland, New Zealand By Stephenson & Turner

 
November 9th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Stephenson & Turner

HEADLINE: From a previously unseen building to a fun, colourful and vibrant part of the community.

S&T has worked with the staff and key stakeholders at Kereru Park Campus in South Auckland to give their school a fresh presence from the street with a new administration and library building. The previous buildings were hidden; almost unseen from the road and plagued by weather tightness issues.

Image Courtesy © Stephenson & Turner

Image Courtesy © Stephenson & Turner

  • Architects: Stephenson & Turner
  • Project: KERERU PARK CAMPUS ADMINISTRATION & LIBRARY BUILDING
  • Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Software used: The initial design was done in Sketch Up 6/7 and the project developed & documented in Revit 2013.

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Güemes Building in Rosario, Argentina by Gerardo Caballero | Maite Fernández arquitectos

 
November 9th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Gerardo Caballero | Maite Fernández arquitectos

The building is placed in a typical party wall urban lot, in a block with an open expanse of train tracks in front. From the building you can see this magnificent industrial landscape and behind it, the river and its islands.

Image Courtesy © Gustavo Frittegotto

Image Courtesy © Gustavo Frittegotto

  • Architects: Gerardo Caballero | Maite Fernández arquitectos, Orlando Alloatti
  • Project: Güemes Building
  • Location: Güemes 2969. Rosario, Argentina
  • Photography: Gustavo Frittegotto
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Engineering: Eng.José R. Orengo
  • Collaborators: Juan Fonseca
  • General constructor: MR Sudamericana, constructora s.r.l.
  • Structure: INGEN s.a.
  • Site area: 286 m2
  • Built area: 1400 m2 / 332 m2
  • Project date: 2006

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Toshin Satelite Preparatory School in Kobe, Japan by Matsuya Art Works.co.ltd.

 
November 9th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Matsuya Art Works.co.ltd.

The building designed as the new school building for the Toshin Satellite Preparatory School is a rental property in an area with a high concentration of girls’ schools, with our client, Matsuo Gakuin, occupying the building as a tenant. The building in question faces a bustling shopping street which also serves as a busy school route for students. The exterior of the building facing the shopping district is made entirely of glass. It was anticipated that the impression created by the interior design of the building, visible to students passing by the glass exterior, would have a positive impact on increasing student enrollment numbers.

Image Courtesy © Matsuya Art Works.co.ltd.

Image Courtesy © Matsuya Art Works.co.ltd.

  • Architects: Matsuya Art Works.co.ltd.
  • Project: Toshin Satelite Preparatory School
  • Location: Kobe, Japan
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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SS House in Mexico by Código Z

 
November 9th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Código Z 

Inside one of the most glamorous areas of Mexico City, Casa SS was developed.

The façade will call your attention with different and contrasting volumes: some made from wood lattices, others in natural stone, and solid colors with playful windows that will invite you to come in and admire the whole project.

Image Courtesy © Marcela de la Fuente Silva

Image Courtesy © Marcela de la Fuente Silva

  • Architects: Código Z Javier Zarazúa Tanaka + Erika Sedeño
  • Project: SS House
  • Location: Mexico
  • Photography: Marcela de la Fuente Silva
  • Design Team: Juan Antonio Flores, José Carlos Montaño
  • Structural Design: Palacios Ingeniería & Concepto, Jaime Palacios
  • Electrical facilities: ICESA, Nicolás Mejía
  • Conditioning air: Segha Instalaciones, Ricardo Vadillo
  • Constructor: David Fernández, Ricardo Cruz
  • Area: 6,781 square feet

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