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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.

Sda in Tarragona, Spain by NUA Arquitectures

 
May 19th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: NUA Arquitectures

First prize in the IX Tarragona Architectural Exhibition, 2015 – Biennal Alejandro de la Sota.

Located in Campclar neighbourhood, the new centre for food distribution was designed and built in only three months on very low economic resources, with 120 volunteers completing the build on the final morning.

Image Courtesy © Pixelmoreno

Image Courtesy © Pixelmoreno

  • Architects: NUA Arquitectures
  • Project: Sda
  • Location: Tarragona, Spain
  • Photography: Pixelmoreno
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Team: Maria Rius, Arnau Tiñena, Ferran Tiñena. (NUA Arquitectures)
  • Constructor: Construccions JMC.
  • Surface: 82,50m²
  • Year: 2014.

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Esfera City Center in Monterrey, Mexico by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA)

 
May 19th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source:  Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA)

Concept
From a client brief that originally called for 12 homogenous residential towers, Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has proposed an alternative community-orientated design comprised of a low-rise, yet high-density residential building of 981 apartments with accommodation around three sides of the rectangular site. Each side of the building has been shaped to optimize its environmental orientation, creating a sequence of interconnected internal and external courtyards, gardens and public spaces for both residents and neighbours.

Image Courtesy © Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA)

Image Courtesy © Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA)

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA)
  • Project: Esfera City Center
  • Location: Monterrey, Mexico
  • Client: Citelis, Organización Ramírez
  • Architectural Design (ZHA): Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Director (ZHA): Juan Ignacio Aranguren C.
  • Project Architect (ZHA): Andrés Arias Madrid
  • Project Team (ZHA): Sofia Amodio, Pierandrea Angius, Megan Burke, Cristina Capanna, Gerry Cruz, Johannes Elias, Veronica Erspamer, Gianni Giuffrida, Marco Guardincerri, Soomeen Hahm, Lisa Hofbauer, Julia Hyoun Hee Na, Stefano Iacopini, Lisa Kinnerud, Alexandre Kuroda, Mariagrazia Lanza, Carolina López-Blanco, Milica Pihler-Mirjanic, Sobitha Ravichandran, Kate Revyakina, Yitzhak Samun, Ricardo Sosa-Mejia, Ana Wang Zuñiga, Fei Wang, Fulvio Wirz, Paolo Zilli. Read the rest of Esfera City Center in Monterrey, Mexico by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA)

Micro-apartment in Berlin, Germany by spamroom + johnpaulcoss

 
May 19th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: spamroom + johnpaulcoss

The design brief for this Berlin flat renovation, in the district of Moabit, not only included the challenge of sensitively updating an Altbau (early 1900’s), but included the added element of its charming small size – measuring just 21sqm.

Like many buildings of its era, the original layout of the flat had been two very small but separate rooms, presumably one of them being a kitchen, with a shared toilet located in an outbuilding downstairs. In an effort to modernise the flat a previous owner had substituted the former kitchen with a more convenient private bathroom. This had the added effect of unbalancing the overall proportions of living/sleeping/cooking/washing space in the flat.

Image Courtesy © spamroom + johnpaulcoss

Image Courtesy © spamroom + johnpaulcoss

  • Architects: spamroom + johnpaulcoss
  • Project: Micro-apartment in Berlin
  • Location: Stephanstr. 23, 10559 Berlin
  • Software used: Vectorworks, Sketchup and Photoshop
  • Completion: March 2015
  • Building team:

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PM House in Aveiro, Portugal by M2.senos

 
May 19th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: M2.senos

The house is located in a residential zone of Aveiro, in the northwest town center boundary. Its surrounding environment is characterized by heterogeneity of buildings, not always with a clear identity as a whole. Although with regards to deployments and distance there is some coherence. Appealing to some appeasement, there’s a similar volumetric mimicry, keeping the typology of 4 fronts and removals to the lot boundary. Setting a visual balance between pairs contributes to an improvement of this urban quality.

Image Courtesy © ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio

Image Courtesy © ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio

  • Architects: M2.senos
  • Project: PM House
  • Location: Aveiro, Portugal
  • Photography: ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio
  • Building date(beginning): 2011
  • Building date (end): 2013
  • Project date: 2009
  • Engineering: Amadeu Carvalho (Engenheiro Civil)

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New platform canopy at the Main Train Station in Graz, Austria by Zechner & Zechner ZT GmbH

 
May 19th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Zechner & Zechner ZT GmbH

Graz central station, with 30,000 travelers per day, is one of the most important transport hubs in Austria. The increasing importance of the transport hub in the future requires adaption of the complex at the train station as well as the connections to public transport within the city of Graz

Image Courtesy © Pierer

Image Courtesy © Pierer

  • Architects: Zechner & Zechner ZT GmbH
  • Project: New platform canopy at the Main Train Station
  • Location: Graz, Austria
  • Photography: Pierer
  • Client: ÖBB Infrastruktur AG
  • Structural Planning:
    • Steelwork: Zivilingenieurbüro Dr. Kratzer
    • Concrete construction: Rinderer & Partner ZTKEG
    • Transport planning and overall coordination: Rinderer & Partner ZTKEG
    • Art within architecture (north tunnel): Peter Kogler
    • Lighting design: podpod design

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2 GILRS BUILDING by Kavellaris Urban Design

 
May 19th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Kavellaris Urban Design 

The 2 Girls Building is a mixed use building that fuses art, photography and architecture. The project explores the relationship between the three disciplines and blurs their respective boundaries resulting in one craft overlapping and appropriating with the characteristics of the others in the form of a new medium. As a result photography appropriates architectural materiality and photography shifts into the architectural space of the third dimension. Architecture becomes photography, photography becomes architecture and the building becomes a hybrid urban artefact within the built environment.

Image Courtesy © Peter Clarke

Image Courtesy © Peter Clarke

  • Architects: Kavellaris Urban Design 
  • Project: 2 GILRS BUILDING
  • Photography: Peter Clarke
  • Artist: Samantha Everton
  • Area: 4300 sq/m (380sq/m roof terrace)
  • Cost: Confidential
  • Scope of works: 15 x 1 bedroom Apartments, 15 x 3/2 bedroom townhouses with roof terrace, 2 Offices, 1 Home office
    50 cars (46 triple cars stackers)
  • Completion: 2014

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MISS’OPO Guest House in Oporto, Portugal by Gustavo Guimarães Lda.

 
May 17th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source:  Gustavo Guimarães Lda.

Love is an act of construction.
Miss’Opo is born from the desire to transport the Joy of intimacy to a more comprehensive life project, one of a public nature.

The Programme, six apartments, a restaurant space, a foyer/shop/gallery, a multipurpose space and technical areas are distributed throughout the building as if rooms in an old house.

Image Courtesy © Carlos Trancoso, Mariana Lopes

Image Courtesy © Carlos Trancoso, Mariana Lopes

  • Architects: Gustavo Guimarães Lda.
  • Project: MISS’OPO Guest House
  • Location: Oporto, Portugal
  • Photography: Carlos Trancoso, Mariana Lopes
  • Team: Cláudia Reis, Teresa Bento, Miguel Fernandes, Carla Cruz
  • Client: Miss’Opo
  • Fire Engineering: GPIC, MEW (Mechanical, ELEC, Water) GPIC, Fernanda Valente
  • Program: Guest House&Restaurant (760 square meters)
  • Awards: Selected for the 1st edition of “Respect for Architecture” Oporto 2012
  • Status: Built
  • Year: 2010/2012

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HVM HOUSE in Aveiro, Portugal by M2.senos

 
May 17th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: M2.senos

The house is located in a residential area near to the University of Aveiro.

In order to approach the formal language of the university the volume is discreet and compact, coated with a brick façade witch gives it a visual balance and supports the integration into the surrounding.

Image Courtesy © ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio

Image Courtesy © ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio

  • Architects: M2.senos
  • Project: HVM HOUSE
  • Location: Aveiro, Portugal
  • Photography: ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio
  • Authors: M2.senos (Ricardo Senos, Sofia Senos)
  • Building (begining): 2010
  • Building (end): 2012
  • Project: 2009
  • Engineering: Mário Castro (Engenheiro Civil)

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Finlandia Housing building in Barcelona, Spain by Lluis Corbella Architecture&Design

 
May 17th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Lluis Corbella Architecture&Design

Two couple friends entrusted us the design of their homes after we win a private a competition, restricted to four architecture teams, in 2009.
The idea was simple: build two homes on a site between two buildings who had been acquired in the district of Sants, in Barcelona, and that had been object of previous projects already outdated due to the economic crisis.

Image Courtesy © Eva Cotman, Marion Detuncq

Image Courtesy © Eva Cotman, Marion Detuncq

  • Architects: Lluis Corbella Architecture&Design
  • Project: Finlandia Housing building
  • Location: Sants District. Barcelona
  • Photography: Eva Cotman, Marion Detuncq
  • Year: 2009/2013
  • Collaborators: Eva Cotman, Marion Detuncq, Wilson Melo
  • Engineering: Nolac structural consultants
  • Main Contractors: Dorseran sl
  • Sustainable engineering: Sud Energies Renovables sl.

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Collaborative Life Sciences Building & Skourtes Tower in Portland, Oregon by SERA Architects and CO Architects

 
May 17th, 2015 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: SERA Architects and CO Architects

As Design Architects and Interior Designers, CO Architects worked closely with Executive Architect SERA Architects to create the design for the Collaborative Life Sciences Building (CLSB), which embodies and helps achieve the goals of an interdisciplinary, multi-institutional campus. The building does so in the form of a 12-story complex with 500,000 square feet of space for classrooms, lecture halls, and laboratories for research and teaching, including medical simulation laboratories for high-tech, team-based learning. The building is conceived as an innovative model of interdisciplinary health sciences education and research, engaging students, faculty, and pedestrians through a concept of “health science on display.” Slated to open July 2014, CLSB, which is targeting LEED Platinum, will also be a striking new landmark on Portland’s South Waterfront.

Image Courtesy © Jeremy Bitterman

Image Courtesy © Jeremy Bitterman

  • Architects: SERA Architects and CO Architects
  • Project: Collaborative Life Sciences Building & Skourtes Tower
  • Location: South Waterfront, Portland, Oregon, USA
  • Photography: Jeremy Bitterman; Bruce Forster
  • Software used: Revit
  • Budget: $295 million ($211 million construction)
  • Size: 650,000 gross square feet of new construction in 12 above-grade stories and 2 below; 500,000 gross square feet of net program space; 150,000 gross square feet of parking
  • Completion: 2014
  • Owner’s Representative: Day CPM. Mike Day, Principal

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