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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 Sar in Johannesburg, South Africa by Nico van der Meulen Architects

 
March 4th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Nico van der Meulen Architects

Located within the leafy suburb of Atholl, Johannesburg, stands the latest contemporary stunner from Nico van der Meulen Architects.

Designed by the highly acclaimed Werner van der Meulen, House Sar encapsulates luxury, comfort and functionality in a minimalist architectural setting.

The clients approached Nico van der Meulen Architects with a modest single storey pitched roof house. Limited views and access to the garden resulted in the rooms being dark, and thus the clients main request was to transform this house into a light-filled open plan contemporary home.  Ensuring that every room was naturally lit became the challenge for Werner van der Meulen, but one he proved could be done.

Image Courtesy © Barend Roberts and David Ross

Image Courtesy © Barend Roberts and David Ross

  • Architects: Nico van der Meulen Architects
  • Designed by: Werner van der Meulen
  • Project: House Sar
  • Location: Atholl, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Photography: Barend Roberts and David Ross

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Stamford On Macquarie in Sydney, Australia by CHROFI

 
March 4th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: CHROFI

CHROFI was selected through the City of Sydney Design Excellence Competition for a landmark residential tower on Macquarie Street, Sydney for Stamford Property Services.

Image Courtesy © CHROFI

Image Courtesy © CHROFI

  • Architects: CHROFI
  • Project: Stamford On Macquarie
  • Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • Software used: Sketch Up and Vectorworks
  • Competition Collaborators: Taylor Thomson Whittings, AECOM, Page Kirkland, JBA Planning, Abi Group
  • Client:  Stamford Property Services Pty Ltd
  • Program: Residential Apartment Development
  • Floor Area: 13.000 sqm
  • Status: 1st Prize. In progress.

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AIRSTREAM TRAILER RECORDING, BROADCAST & TEACHING STUDIO in NEW YORK designed by Walters-Storyk Design Group

 
March 4th, 2015 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Walters-Storyk Design Group 

As the culmination of a nearly 20-year-long odyssey, the Lower East Side Girls Club has added a new component to its year-old Center for Community.  A classic Airstream Trailer (circa 1958) has been re-purposed as a teaching, recording, and broadcast production studio for LESGC’s WGRL Internet Radio Station and Recording Arts Program.  Prominently displayed in a second story window in LESGC’s recently completed $20 million sustainably-built 12 story building at 101 Avenue D, the studio was designed and configured by Walters Storyk Design Group cofounder/architect/ acoustician John Storyk,

1. Lower East Side Girls Club Airstream Recording / Teaching Studio Rear to Front, Image Courtesy © Cheryl Fleming

1. Lower East Side Girls Club Airstream Recording / Teaching Studio Rear to Front, Image Courtesy © Cheryl Fleming

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The Southern U.S. Inspires Southpoint Capital Advisors’ New Office by MKDA

 
March 1st, 2015 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: MKDA

The Mad Potter of Biloxi, George E. Ohr, whose ceramic art reemerged in 2010 with the opening of the Frank Gehry-designed Ohr-O’Keefe Museum Of Art, was the inspiration behind a new workplace created by interiors firm MKDA for Southpoint Capital Advisors.

The hedge fund’s owner, originally from the Southern United States, also provided vision for the 22nd floor boutique office located at 1114 Avenue of the Americas in the W.R. Grace Building. He required a warm and hospitable environment that was equally modern and efficient.

Image Courtesy © MKDA

Image Courtesy © MKDA

  • Architects: MKDA
  • Project: The Southern U.S. Inspires Southpoint Capital Advisors’ New Office

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MPower Yoga Studio in Baltimore, Maryland by J. Neal Design

 
February 25th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: J. Neal Design

A complete renovation on the ground floor of Baltimore’s Natty Boh Tower located in Canton, Baltimore, Mpower Yoga has been a game changing challenge and real privilege to work through. A close working relationship with the client, and a local architectural visualization firm lent towards a fast track design-build process yielding a high level of quality, customization, and coordination of comprehensive mechanical systems to best meet the needs of a hot yoga studio. The end product included two hot studio classrooms, fully equipped locker rooms, lounge and retail space, as well as back of house administrative functionality and storage. Despite the challenges of working within the constraints of an existing, and smaller than hoped for space, we were able to wrap the project up from schematic design to complete construction within a year’s time.

Image Courtesy © J. Neal Design

Image Courtesy © J. Neal Design

  • Architects: J. Neal Design
  • Project: MPower Yoga Studio
  • Location: Baltimore, Maryland

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Hospital Veterinari Canis Mallorca in Palma, Spain by Estudi E. Torres Pujol

 
February 24th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source:  Estudi E. Torres Pujol

ENVIRONMENT AND SHAPE
The building is located in an intermediate location between and industrial and a residential area, adjoining the old prison in Palma, nowadays abandoned. The plot is trapezoidal, and the building adapts to it using the maximum surface area allowed, as it was required by the client. Its volumetric architecture is a constant dialogue with the environment, blending the architecture of ‘International Style’ and traditional rural buildings in Mallorca.

Image Courtesy © José Hevia

Image Courtesy © José Hevia

  • Architects: Estudi E. Torres Pujol
  • Project: Hospital Veterinari Canis Mallorca
  • Location: Palma, Spain
  • Photography: José Hevia

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560 Vinson in Fayetteville, Arkansas by Modus Studio

 
February 24th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Modus Studio

Empowered by their love of place and a history of previous renovations, the owners of this Mt. Sequoyah property sought a complete transformation for their modest ranch-style home. They came to us for a creative and modern approach to design that would provide natural light and views throughout the project. With deep ties to the surrounding neighborhood, there was also a desire to tastefully censor the adjacent homes without completely severing their connection to this charming community.

Image Courtesy © Timothy Hursley

Image Courtesy © Timothy Hursley

  • Architects: Modus Studio
  • Project: 560 Vinson
  • Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Photography: Timothy Hursley
  • Software used: Revit, 3dsMax, Photoshop, and Adobe InDesign
  • Completed: 2013
  • Owner: Mike White + Bao Bui
  • Area:
    • Existing Thermal Area: 1700 SF
    • Existing Non-Thermal Area: 1345 SF
    • Renovated Thermal Area: 1024 SF
    • Additional Thermal Area: 370 SF
    • Additional Semi-Thermal Area: 229 SF
    • Additional Non-Thermal Area: 535 SF
    • Total: 2158 SF
  • Construction Costs: $235,600.00 $125 per SF
  • Architectural Team:  Chris Baribeau, AIA Principal Architect , Graham Patterson, Assoc. AIA Project Manager, Suzana Annable, Assoc. AIA, Josh Siebert, Assoc. AIA
  • General Contractor: GB Group | Jacob Tankersley

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A long brick house in Pest County, Hungary by Foldes Architects

 
February 24th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Foldes Architects

Minimalist design meets everlasting intellectual values. Temple of books shaped into a long brick house in the side of the Big-Proud Peak, Hungary, from Foldes Architects

The project initiated by an intellectual couple, had a clear starting point, as highlighted to architects Laszlo Foldes and Peter Sonicz: “We own a length of books something like 100 meters”. The owners of the site had found the best location to retire from work and the noise of Budapest in a rich natural environment, at the side of the Big-Proud Peak.

Image Courtesy © Levente Sirokai

Image Courtesy © Levente Sirokai

  • Architects: Foldes Architects
  • Project: A long brick house
  • Location: Pilisborosjeno, Pest County, Hungary
  • Photography: Levente Sirokai
  • Software used: ArchiCAD, Artlantis Studio and Adobe Photoshop
  • Year: Design: 2012 • Completion: 2013
  • Area/Size: 137,8 m2
  • Cost: 115 000 EUR
  • Architects Team: Laszlo Foldes, Peter Sonicz
  • Structural engineering: Zoltan V. Nagy
  • Mechanical engineering: Attila Lucz
  • Electrical engineering: Judit Balazs
  • Text: Viktoria Szepvolgyi

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L-House in Canada by CCM2 architectes

 
February 24th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: CCM2 architectes

Right beside a majestic birch stands the L-House. The summer cottage, which has the same utility as a principal residence, is perfect for the owners’ young family. There BHF1 is also a guesthouse right behind for guests’ privacy. On the first floor, the family living area is filled with great luminosity. On the second floor, a library, a large washroom, the bedrooms and two balconies provide the owner with a great view over the St.Joseph lake.

Image Courtesy © Stéphane Groleau

Image Courtesy © Stéphane Groleau

  • Architects: CCM2 architectes
  • Project: L-House
  • Location: Fossambeault-sur-le-Lac, Qc, Canada G3N 2B3
  • Photography: Stéphanie de la Ronde, Stéphane Groleau
  • Software used: SketchUp
  • Project manager: Mathieu Morel
  • Design team: Mathieu Morel, Dave Tremblay, Lydia Perron, Yan Grégoire
  • Client: Mathieu Morel
  • Contractor: Goscobec inc.
  • Project area: 1500 pi² / 140m²

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HOME STUDIO FOR AN ARTIST in Abruzzo, Italy by Studio zero85

 
February 24th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source:  Studio zero85

The building, situated on the top of a hill, responds to a dual function: artist’s studio and home for the family. Observing the territory, with the presence of the houses of clay and their chromatic relationship with its surroundings, suggest the idea of using the slab in brick. The Tavelle (hollow tiles), once divided, were applied both on the facades that on the cover as a coating choosing the inner part of them, resulting in a unique solution of the use of this material. The formal purity takes the shape of barns and houses land extensively in the area. The interior space consists of a living unit on two levels of wood (including the kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms and the library), which divides in two the total volume (study and living). The openings guarantee (the client’s request) a horizontal light in the studio and at the same time frame of the views of particular landscape suggestion.

Image Courtesy © Sergio Camplone

Image Courtesy © Sergio Camplone

  • Architects: Studio zero85
  • Project: HOME STUDIO FOR AN ARTIST
  • Location: Manoppello –Abruzzo, Italy 
  • Photography: Sergio Camplone
  • Team: Arch. Mirko Giardino, Arch. Mario Michetti, Arch. Giovanna Pizzella
  • Gloss Floor Area: mq 260
  • Design: 2009
  • Completion: 2011

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