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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.

V-Lodge in Buskerud, Norway by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter AS

 
February 13th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

This all-year cabin is located in the mountains above the village Ål, amidst cross-country ski tracks in winter and hiking tracks in summer. It is well suited for the family of five and designed to accommodate changes in family composition and a mix of generations in the years to come. The project has had a particular ambition to adapt to the existing topography and natural surroundings, while taking advantage of the beneficial opportunities of the site.

Image Courtesy © Soren Harder Nielsen

Image Courtesy © Soren Harder Nielsen

  • Architects: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter AS
  • Project: V-Lodge
  • Location: Ål, Buskerud, Norway
  • Photography: Soren Harder Nielsen
  • Client: Private
  • Size / value: 120 m2
  • Commission type: Direct commission (2011)
  • Program: All-year cabin for a family of five
  • Status: Completed (2013)

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Island Dwelling in Co. Galway, Ireland by O’Neill Architecture

 
February 13th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: O’Neill Architecture

CONCEPT
For this building project on the Aran Islands, Co. Galway, we developed the designs from the simplicity of the landscape; working with the given contours, solar orientation and making reference to traditional design. The living area located on the upper level allows spectacular views of the Cliffs of Moher. It is connected to a terrace which is so orientated as to create a sun-trap and catch the sun from late morning until the last of the evening sun rays are obscured by the above lying escarpment. The views from the road are shielded by part of the house, creating the private and sheltered outdoor space. Fortunately the escarpment acts as a wind break for the prevailing westerly winds ensuring great use of this outdoor terrace in most weather conditions.

Image Courtesy © Philip Lauterbach

Image Courtesy © Philip Lauterbach

  • Architects: O’Neill Architecture
  • Project: Island Dwelling
  • Location: Formna, Inisheer, Arran Islands, Co. Galway, Ireland
  • Photography: Philip Lauterbach
  • Architect in Charge: Patti O’Neill
  • Area: Main house 104sqm + Studio 30sqm, Site 0.2 hectares
  • Year: 2013

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Lycée GeorGes-cormier High school Extension in Île-de-France by Ateliers O-S architectes

 
February 13th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Ateliers O-S architectes

The restructuration operation of the school, one of the largest in the Region Ile-de-France, is scheduled in several phases of interventions in an occupied site.

A comprehensive renovation of the obsolete heating system and a replacement of woodwork is implemented. A new maneuver track for heavy weight driving training, a new car park, an extension workshops and classrooms are also created.

Image Courtesy © Vincent Baur

Image Courtesy © Vincent Baur

  • Architects: Ateliers O-S architectes
  • Project: Lycée GeorGes-cormier Highschool Extension
  • Location: Île-de-France
  • Photography: Vincent Baur
  • SCHEDULE: Phase 1 livrée 2013, Phase 2 livrée 2014
  • BUDGET: 5 171 500 € HT
  • SURFACE: 4 300 m²
  • PROJECT TEAM: Vincent Baur, Guillaume Colboc, Gaël Le Nouëne, Aurelie Louesdon (phase étude )
  • CONSULTANT: BETOM (BET TCE) Entreprises
  • Building company: CANARD (Clot couvert), AIMEDIEU ( Electricite), MISSENARD QUINT ( CVC Plomberie), COLAS (VRD)

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Civic Center in Ciutat Meridiana, Barcelona by JC Bonham

 
February 13th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: JC Bonham

We where asked to conceive a building that contained a public civic center as well as emergency residences.

The facility is located in the midpoint between a school area and a public service zone. The building attempts to occupy the maximum surface possible in order to create a inner public square, since the surrounding neighborhoods are lacking of one.

Image Courtesy © 4RGO

Image Courtesy © 4RGO

  • Architects: JC Bonham
  • Project: Civic Center in Ciutat Meridiana, Barcelona
  • Location: Ciutat Meridiana, Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: 4RGO

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Baita Italia in Jilin, China by SLOW Architects

 
February 13th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: SLOW Architects

The Italian word “Baita” refers to a place that allows climbers to have a break and regain their strength. This café located in Vanke Lake Songhua Resort is appropriately denominated as “Baita Italia” due to its remarkable place at the right beginning of the town center of the resort facing the mountain and the ski tracks, and its role in the cultural communication between Vanke and Italy.

Image Courtesy © Zhou Ruogu

Image Courtesy © Zhou Ruogu

  • Architects: SLOW Architects
  • Project: Baita Italia
  • Location: Lake Songhua, Jilin
  • Photography: Zhou Ruogu
  • Software used: Autocad, Sketchup and Photoshop
  • GFA: approx. 500m2
  • Completion time: 2014.12

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Fuensanta House in Ciudad Real, Spain by MUKA ARQUITECTURA

 
February 13th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: MUKA ARQUITECTURA

On an urban context, in the center of a row-house type block, we were commissioned to build a single house. The plot is located in the southern area of Ciudad Real, in the last growth ring of the city that has not been developed due to the economic crisis of recent years. Our proposal is the first one to emerge in this area from an urban void without any context. There are not surrounding houses, typological references or architectural legacy that could serve at some point as an architectural tool in the design of the house.

Image Courtesy © Javier Callejas

Image Courtesy © Javier Callejas

  • Architects: MUKA ARQUITECTURA (Moisés Royo Márquez)
  • Project: Fuensanta House
  • Location: Ciudad Real, Spain
  • Photography: Javier Callejas
  • Collaborators: María Bona, Adelina de la Cruz, Martin Jario, Alberto Martin
  • Date: November 2o14
  • PEM: 460.000,00 €

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Extension of the Dressage arena Aachen in Germany by kadawittfeldarchitektur

 
February 13th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: kadawittfeldarchitektur

BRIEF Extension of an existing dressage stadium with a grandstand (capacity 1200 seats) and other functional rooms | ADDED VALUE The spectator terrace, open staircase and protruding roof complete the “missing link” of the existing u-shaped stadium and focus attention on the action in the dressage arena.

Image Courtesy © kadawittfeldarchitektur

Image Courtesy © kadawittfeldarchitektur

  • Architects: kadawittfeldarchitektur
  • Project: Extension of the Dressage arena Aachen
  • Location: Aachen, Germany
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Construction Volume Area: 885m² gfa 1814m² volume 11.570m³
  • Client: Aachen-Laurensberger Rennverein e.V.
  • Realization: July 2013 – July 2014
  • Multiple commissions: 2012
  • Project Manager: Burkhard Floors
  • Seating: 1200
  • Total roof area: 1.655 m²
  • Dressage arena: 1.200 m²

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THE LISBON WALKER – FLAGSHIP CONCEPT STORE in Lisbon, Portugal by Filipe Melo e Oliveira

 
February 13th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Filipe Melo e Oliveira

The Lisbon Walker – Flagship Concept Store, a totally new premium concept brand, centrally located in the downtown of Lisbon,is where the very best of Portugal comes together, mainly in the art of men shoes and wine, besides belts, accessories and concept items, entirely designed and produced in Portugal.

Image Courtesy © JoãoMorgado – Fotografia de Arquitectura

Image Courtesy © JoãoMorgado – Fotografia de Arquitectura

  • Architects: Filipe Melo e Oliveira
  • Project: THE LISBON WALKER – FLAGSHIP CONCEPT STORE
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Photography: JoãoMorgado – Fotografia de Arquitectura
  • Client: The Lisbon Walker
  • Year: 2014
  • Net area: 59m2

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Bakkaflöt 14 by Studio Granda

 
February 13th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Studio Granda

Bakkaflöt 14 is a villa on the southern periphery of a mature neigbourhood. It borders a lava field and has unrestricted views to the Bláfjöll mountain ridge. Built on the site of the clients previous house the foundation pad was garnered from the crushed concrete of the former dwelling. All other materials were sorted during the demolition process and recycled.

Image Courtesy © Studio Granda

Image Courtesy © Studio Granda

  • Architects: Studio Granda
  • Project: Bakkaflöt 14
  • Client: Jón Pálmason & Elísabet Björnsdóttir
  • Structural & environmental Engineers: Viðsjá
  • Electrical Engineers: VJÍ
  • Fire consultants: Efla
  • Contractor: J&S verktakar
  • Site: 1241m2
  • Basement: 75m2
  • Groundfloor: 517m2
  • Total: 592m2

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La Sofia in Fukuoka, Japan by MOVEDESIGN

 
February 13th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: MOVEDESIGN

This place is an Italian restaurant with bakery shop located “NERO. BOTANICA”, the commercial building in Iizuka, Fukuoka, Japan.

Starting to plan, we considered radical attraction of restaurant and the current way.

That used to be a special thing an age ago to go out for dinner with family or couple.

Image Courtesy © Yousuke Harigane  (Techni Staff)

Image Courtesy © Yousuke Harigane (Techni Staff)

  • Architects: MOVEDESIGN
  • Project: La Sofia
  • Location: Iizuka, Fukuoka, Japan
  • Photography: Yousuke Harigane  (Techni Staff)
  • Floor area: 260.67㎡
  • Year: 2014.08
  • Principal: Mikio Sakamoto

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