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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.

Vijayawada Garden Estate in India by Penda

 
September 18th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Penda

The project features a high-rise residential development for ‘pooja crafted homes’, who is seeking for and “outside of the box – design” and “a natural living experience” for the residents in all their projects. In an age of mass-production and a certain conformism in the building industry, we try to use modern construction techniques to bring back a level of individualism and flexibility for the inhabitants of a highrise.

Image Courtesy © penda architecture & design

Image Courtesy © penda architecture & design

  • Architects: Penda
  • Project: Vijayawada Garden Estate
  • Location: Vijayawada, India
  • Client: Pooja Crafted Homes
  • Project Type: Mix-Use High-rise (retail, residential)
  • Project Year: 2015 – ongoing
  • Project Size: 36.000m2
  • Project Team: Chris Precht, Dayong Sun, Xue Bai, He Quan, Pengchong Li, Frank Li, Snow Sun

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Komai in Alexandria, Virginia by Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect

 
September 18th, 2015 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect

A small, triangular corner lot in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia, was largely considered too small to accommodate a new house. For years, this lot mostly served the neighborhood as a dog walking park.

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural Photographer

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural Photographer

  • Architects: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect
  • Project: Komai
  • Location: Alexandria, Virginia, US State
  • Photography: Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural Photographer
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Project Architect: Brian Tuskey
  • Contractor: Steve McCaughan
  • Engineer: Anthony Beale LLC

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Automobilzentrum AMAG, Dübendorf by Fischer Architekten AG

 
September 18th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Fischer Architekten AG

The additively organised operational procedures of Switzerland’s largest garage operation are reflected in the building’s elongated structure. It seamlessly integrates itself into the broader context of the resident \”Empa – Materials Science and Technology\” research institute and its large-scale structures – a first step towards the further densification of the Giessen site. In addition, the new building serves as a noise barrier for residential buildings on the southern side against the busy Überlandstrasse.

Image Courtesy © Fischer Architekten AG

Image Courtesy © Fischer Architekten AG

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Y-Cube in Mitcham, London by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

 
September 18th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

YMCA, the world’s oldest and largest youth charity, has today opened its first Y:Cube development; an off-site manufactured housing project for single people in housing need, designed by renowned architecture practice Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners.
The affordable accommodation scheme, located in Clay Avenue in Mitcham, south west London, was unveiled by the Minister of State for Housing and Planning, Brandon Lewis MP.

Image Courtesy © Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

Image Courtesy © Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

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The New Bauhaus Museum in Dessau, Germany by Penda

 
September 16th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Penda

Art and Technology: A New Unity

Resting on the description of Bauhaus by Walter Gropius:”” Only perfect harmony in the technical function and in the proportions of form can produce beauty”, our design for the New Bauhaus Museum is a fusion of clear geometry and technological aspects , that offer a great amount of flexibility and integration to Dessau’s City Centre. Life in a city is multiple, ambiguous and in constant change. Alternating climate seasons and weather conditions, different demand at day or night, various events and happenings throughout the year. Our aim was to create a Museum that connects and interacts with those multiple settings of daily life in Dessau in a very direct and responsive way. Due to its ability to transform itself, it can react to various needs within the City Park and offers the possibility to become a connecting hub, which shapes the community around it and links its visitors to the vision of the Bauhaus era.

Image Courtesy © Penda

Image Courtesy © Penda

  • Architects: Penda
  • Project: The New Bauhaus Museum
  • Location: Dessau, Germany
  • Project Type: Cultural / Museum
  • Project Year: Competition Finalist (out of 830 participating Offices)
  • Project Size : 4.500m2
  • Project Team: Chris Precht, Dayong Sun, Xue Bai,Veit Burgbacher, Quan He, Pengchong Li, Frank Li, Jeong Hoon Kim, Yurii Suhov

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S14 House in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia by Archicentre Sdn. Bhd.

 
September 16th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Archicentre Sdn. Bhd.

A new two storey residential in the existing established suburb of Section 14, Petaling Jaya. The new extension integrates with the existing old structure and trees on site.

Image Courtesy © Archicentre Sdn. Bhd.

Image Courtesy © Archicentre Sdn. Bhd.

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Moonlight Cabin in Victoria, Australia by Jackson Clements Burrows

 
September 16th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Jackson Clements Burrows

Located on a windswept coast line, Moonlight Cabin is a place to retreat from and engage with the landscape’s ephemeral conditions. It is a small footprint shelter (60m2) that explores the boundaries of how small is too small, challenging conventional notions of what is actually necessary in our lives. It is designed to be passively environmentally responsive, ultimately reducing energy use and running costs whilst maximising occupant amenity.

Image Courtesy © Jeremy Weihrauch, Gollings Studio

Image Courtesy © Jeremy Weihrauch, Gollings Studio

  • Architects: Jackson Clements Burrows 
  • Project: Moonlight Cabin
  • Location: Victoria, Australia
  • Photography: Jeremy Weihrauch, Gollings Studio
  • Project Type: New Residential
  • Project Size: 60m2
  • Completed: 2015

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Hargrave Residence in Glen Echo, Maryland by Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect

 
September 16th, 2015 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect

In a region best known for traditional architecture, Glen Echo, Maryland stands as an enclave of modern design. Many of the houses were built between the 1940’s and 1960’s and reflect the mid-century modern aesthetic of post war America.

Image Courtesy © Anice Hoachlander, Hoachlander Davis Photography

Image Courtesy © Anice Hoachlander, Hoachlander Davis Photography

  • Architects: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect
  • Project: Hargrave Residence
  • Location: Echo, Maryland, US State
  • Photography: Anice Hoachlander, Hoachlander Davis Photography
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Project Architect: Claire Larsen Andreas
  • Interior Design: Therese Baron Gurney, ASID
  • Contractor: Michael T. Puskar, Dale Brudvig, & Chris Stanton
  • Engineer: D. Anthony Beale LLC
  • Area: 5,500 sq ft
  • Date Of Completion: August 2003

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Restoration – Mythenschloss in Zurich, Switzerland by Fischer Architekten AG

 
September 16th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Fischer Architekten AG

Competition, Zurich 2014; 3rd place: The almost-lakeside Mythenschloss is located as an urban component within a mixture of stone, neoclassical buildings and modern glass cubes. Although its location marks an interface between the city square and the water, the structure is identical on both sides – the Mythenquais and Alfred-Escher-Strasse. The concept aims to correct this lack of differentiation and have differentiated sides.

Image Courtesy © Fischer Architekten AG

Image Courtesy © Fischer Architekten AG

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Le Jour Caffe Kosice in Košice, Slovakia by BPd-design & art

 
September 16th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: BPd-design & art

Le Jour Café is located in the historic centre of Košice, on the Hlavná street in a building, which is the oldest preserved bourgeois building in the city centre.  Large vault premises with an area of 140 m2 offered various options of use.

Image Courtesy © BPd-design & art

Image Courtesy © BPd-design & art

  • Architects: BPd-design & art
  • Project: Le Jour Caffe Kosice
  • Location: Košice, Slovakia
  • Software used: 3D Studio Max

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