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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.

Bee’ah Headquarters in Sharjah, UAE by Zaha Hadid Architects

 
December 24th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

Bee’ah, the Middle East’s leading fully integrated environmental and waste management company has commissioned Zaha Hadid Architects to build its new Headquarters building in Sharjah, UAE, following the 2013 international competition.

The new Headquarters building is part of Bee’ah’s ongoing investment to transform attitudes and behaviours in individuals, communities, businesses and cities by providing the infrastructure, tools and support to achieve their environmental goals. Working towards achieving its Zero-Waste to landfill, cleaner air and water, renewable energy and sustainable future targets, Bee’ah is developing and providing coherent and sustainable environmental solutions to meet the challenges of the community it serves.

Image Courtesy © ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS

Image Courtesy © ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: Bee’ah Headquarters
  • Location: Sharjah, UAE
  • Design: Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher
  • ZHA Project Associate: Tariq Khayyat
  • ZHA Project Architect: Kutbuddin Nadiadi
  • ZHA Design Team: Xiaosheng Li, Gerry Cruz, Yuxi Fu, Drew Merkle, Vivian Pashiali, Edward Luckmann, Eleni Mente, Kwanphil Cho, Mu Ren, Harry Ibbs, Mostafa El Sayed, Suryansh Chandra, Thomas Jensen, Alexandra Fisher, Spyridon Kaprinis
  • ZHA Competition Team: Xiaosheng Li, Gerry Cruz, Yuxi Fu, Drew Merkle, Lauren Barclay, Mostafa El Sayed, Alia Zayani, Mubarak Al Fahim
  • Renders: MIR
  • Landscape: Francis Landscape, Beirut
  • Site Area: 90,000 sq. m.
  • Floor Area: 7,000 sq. m.
  • Height: 18 m.

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Collective housing in Torre Baró, Spain by Josep Miàs

 
December 24th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Josep Miàs

Topographically, the plot, with a pentagonal shape, is in the middle of a slope. In order to take advantage of this situation, the owners suggested a programme of an underground parking, commercial facilities on the ground floor and housing on the upper levels. The project is surrounded by other housing buildings, so it is, in fact, in the middle.

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

  • Architects: Josep Miàs
  • Project: Collective housing in Torre Baró
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Collaborators: Adriana Porta + Silvia Brandi (project leaders), Carles Bou (technical advisor), Fausto Raposo, Bárbara Fachada, Mafalda Batista, Lluís A. Casanovas, Cristina Feijoo, Francesca Giovaninni, Anna Mallén, Anna Mañosa, Daniel Montes, Josep Puigdemont, Benedetta Slucca, Pablo Varesi, Enric Argemí, Mario Blanco, Horacio Arias, Stefania Carboni, Margherita Corbetta, Mannick Eigenheer, Isabelle Glenz, Diogo Henriques, Silvia Lai, Pier Francesco Lisci, Roberta Luna, Francisca Marzotto, Ines Reis, Diego Romero, Emanuela Scano, María Tapias, Christian Giovanetti, Giovanni Galdieri, Gabriele Mura, Laura Pomesano
  • Consultors: Engineering (PROISOTEC, Josep Masachs), structure (BOMA)
  • Type: collective housing (winner project in a competition)
  • Completion: 2012
  • Client: Public – Barcelona Council, Regesa, Bagursa 
  • Size: 5000 m2
  • Budget: <4M €

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Steirereck in Vienna, Austria by PPAG architects ztgmbh

 
December 24th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: PPAG architects ztgmbh

Steirereck is one of the best restaurants in the world. The need for more internal space and the ever-increasing demands placed on this sector meant that a comprehensive re-formulation became necessary, despite renovations being completed only a few years before.

Image Courtesy © pierer.net

Image Courtesy © pierer.net

  • Architects: PPAG architects ztgmbh
  • Project: Steirereck
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Photography: pierer.net
  • Client: Reitbauer Family, Restaurant Steirereck and Steirereck Stadtpark GmbH
  • Structural engineer: werkraum, Vienna
  • Mechanical services / engineer: Bauklimatik, Vienna / Linz
  • Site: 1.950m2
  • Gross floor area: 3.000m2
  • Adapted usable floor space: 2.100m2
  • Gault&Millau points: 19 of 20
  • Start of construction: 09 / 2013
  • Completion: 06 / 2014

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GOSTIVAR CITY MALL-SHOPPING CENTRE in Macedonia by TERRAPLAN-PARTNERS

 
December 24th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: TERRAPLAN-PARTNERS

Gostivar is a city in north-west Macedonia, away from the capital of Macedonia of only 60 km. Gostivar is a city that in recent years has grown rapidly and transforms its architectural and urban situation. In city urban matrix everyday appear , as an idea or as a realization , buildings with disparate character. In the new urban segments of the city or in already existing locations appear buildings that modify the form in which the city develops. The downtown area is particularly affected with the tendency for the emergence of integrated buildings in areas where the frequency of activities and events is with the highest percentage. With the development of the city of Gostivar, proportionally are developing and emerging new human needs that impact on the concept of building that would occur in the city.

Image Courtesy © TERRAPLAN-PARTNERS

Image Courtesy © TERRAPLAN-PARTNERS

  • Architects: TERRAPLAN-PARTNERS
  • Project: GOSTIVAR CITY MALL-SHOPPING CENTRE
  • Location: Macedonia
  • Software used: AutoCad( drawings ) ; ArchiCad & Artlantis Studio 5.1.2.2
  • Principal use: Shopping centre
  • Site area: 3074.46m2
  • Building area: 1749.73m2
  • Total floor area: 5754.74m2
  • Number of stories: 3 story + 2 basement
  • Structure: steel frame,reinforced concrete, façade: ALUCOBOND® PANEL
  • Design: 2014
  • Construction: pending
  • Scope of works: schematic architectural design, developed design proposal, construction documents

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TORSTRASSE 86 in Berlin, Germany by KUEHN MALVEZZI

 
December 24th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: KUEHN MALVEZZI

A newly-built residential building with retail spaces was completed in 2013. The building was constructed in a space between two existing buildings at Torstraße 86. The street façade is aligned with the two neighboring buildings and has a set- back on the top floor. On the south side, the courtyard facade, the building has a number of set-backs towards the top.

Image Courtesy © KUEHN MALVEZZI

Image Courtesy © KUEHN MALVEZZI

  • Architects: KUEHN MALVEZZI
  • Project: TORSTRASSE 86
  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • AREA: 1.750 m2 GFA
  • CONSTRUCTION COST: 1,75 MIO. € / WS 0-7

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Rainbow Station in Amsterdam, Netherlands by Studio Roosegaarde

 
December 24th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Studio Roosegaarde

On the 11th of December, artist Daan Roosegaarde will open a large-scale light artwork at the Amsterdam Central Station, in the presence of the Minister of Education, Culture and Science of the Netherlands and Amsterdam’s deputy mayor. The artwork is launched in honour of the -by NS and ProRail- renovated 125 year old historic station. The artwork connects the historic station by architect Cuypers with the innovation of today. The light and colour offers travellers a magical moment in the evening. Every year approximately 50 million people travel through Amsterdam Central Station, towards national and international destinations.

Image Courtesy © Daan Roosegaarde

Image Courtesy © Daan Roosegaarde

  • Architects: Studio Roosegaarde
  • Project: Rainbow Station
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Photography: Daan Roosegaarde

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Manhattan Micro Loft in New York by Specht Harpman

 
December 24th, 2014 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Specht Harpman

This project involved the radical transformation of a tiny, awkward apartment at the top of a six-story building.  With only 425 square feet of floor area, but a ceiling height of over 24 feet, the new design exploits the inherent sectional possibilities, and creates a flowing interior landscape that dissolves the notion of distinct “rooms.”

Image Courtesy © Specht Harpman

Image Courtesy © Specht Harpman

  • Architects: Specht Harpman
  • Project: Manhattan Micro Loft
  • Location: New York, US

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Tabiat Pedestrian Bridge in Tehran, Iran by Leila Araghian I Diba Tensile Architecture

 
December 24th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Leila Araghian I Diba Tensile Architecture

Tabiat Pedestrian Bridge is located in the northern part of the city of Tehran, Iran, in a zone called Abbas Abad Lands; a 559Ha area which is mainly dedicated to cultural spaces such as libraries and museums, as well as public parks. This bridge was designed in order to address the need to improve access for pedestrians between the two parks, which are divided by major highways.  ‘Tabiat’ means ‘Nature’ in Persian language.3

Image Courtesy © Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh

Image Courtesy © Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh

  • Architects: Leila Araghian I Diba Tensile Architecture
  • Project: Tabiat Pedestrian Bridge
  • Location: Tehran, Iran
  • Photography: Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh, Sina Ahmadi
  • Architectural Team: Alireza Behzadi, Sahar Yasaei
  • Collaborators: Homa Soleimani, Mina Nikoukalam, Masoud Momeni, Adel Mohammadi, Nader Naghipour, Payam Golfeshan, Farhad Elahi
  • Structural Engineer: Maffeis Engineering spa
  • Design: September 2009-December 2010
  • Construction: September 2010-October 2014
  • Length: 270 meters
  • Area: 7680 m2
  • Weight: 2000 tons

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Town hall in saxon, switzerland by Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes

 
December 24th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes

the village of saxon, situated on the rhône plain, lacked a meeting-place for the various events and celebrations that punctuate the year. the municipal authority chose the centre of the village as the site for a car park, community hall and public open space alongside the church.

Image Courtesy © thomas jantscher

  • Architects: Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes
  • Project: Town hall
  • Location: saxon, switzerland
  • Photography: thomas jantscher
  • Client: town of saxon
  • Program: town hall and place

Dates :

  • Project: 2010
  • Execution: 2012
  • Sia 116 volume :3’750 m3
  • Construction management: pascal panchaud, saillon
  • Civil engineer/collaboration: alpatec sa, martigny

Odette Winery in California by signum architecture

 
December 24th, 2014 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: signum architecture

This third winery of the Plumpjack group is expected to produce elegant and feminine wines, which they sought to reflect in the architecture. The side view of the facility evokes the sweeping curve of a swan’s wing, inspired by the Tchaikovsky ballet character Odette.

Image Courtesy © Adrian Gregoruti

Image Courtesy © Adrian Gregoruti

  • Architects: signum architecture
  • Project: Odette Winery
  • Location: California, US
  • Photography: Adrian Gregoruti
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Rhino and SketchUp

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