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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.

ARTESIA in Mexico City, Mexico by Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

 
May 21st, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos 

The plot of land is an irregular polygon of 1,000 m2 located in Mexico City, in the south part of the Polanco district, linked by Avenida Arquímedes and Mexico’s City most important avenue: Paseo de la Reforma.

Image Courtesy © Paul Rivera

Image Courtesy © Paul Rivera

IZB Residence CAMPUS in Planegg, Germany by Stark Architekten

 
May 21st, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Stark Architekten

The eight story IZB Residence creates a significant center of Campus Martinsried with its organic shapes and becomes a distinctive landmark by its unique architectural language.
“It was our aspiration to generate tension between organic, floating shapes and dynamic flow architectural language. At the same time a certain degree of harmony and well-being”, explains Jürgen Stark.

Image Courtesy © Stark Architekten

Image Courtesy © Stark Architekten

  • Architects: Stark Architekten
  • Project: IZB Residence CAMPUS
  • Location: Am Klopferspitz 21, 82152 Planegg/Martinsried, Germany
  • Property Size: 2.000 m2
  • Gross Building Volume: 8.995 m3
  • Construction Costs: 10.000.000 EUR

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SMART FLOATING FARMS by FORWARD THINKING ARCHITECTURE

 
May 21st, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: FORWARD THINKING ARCHITECTURE 

The SFF is a Smart Offshore Floating Farming system situated off the coast on an open sea. The SFF is configured  as a modular-expandable Multi-Layer Floating Farming system which combines Solar energy, Hydroponics-green growing and  Aquaculture (Fish) . City Farming /Urban agriculture is great, but with the tremendous influx of world population to urban areas would it be enough to ensure the amount of food in cities? Why not take advantage of the water space close to cities to transform them into a productive tissue? ( water which makes up about 71% of the Earth’s surface, while the other 29% consists of continents and islands) Does an offshore Smart floating farm makes sense? We truly believe so, since many of  the densest areas/cities are located close to big bodies of water and because nowadays  many nations are heavily dependent on imports and international markets for their food (causing vulnerability). In example, a 2013 study found that  in 2000, some 950 million people—16 percent of the world’s population at the time—were using international trade to meet their food needs, according an article related to the Food Trade and Self-sufficiency report.

Image Courtesy © FORWARD THINKING ARCHITECTURE

Image Courtesy © FORWARD THINKING ARCHITECTURE

  • Architects: FORWARD THINKING ARCHITECTURE
  • Project: SMART FLOATING FARMS
  • Location: Global initiative – Open for implementation in different countries with water access and massive food imports, land/water scarcity or food supply/production problems
  • Project Director: Javier F. Ponce, Principal – Architect
  • Project Collaborator: Jakub Dycha, MBA
  • TYPE: Automated Offshore Agricultural strategies
  • STATUS: Creative expandable project ( Open to potential collaborations)

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DENSE CITY in Paris, France by Fresh Architectures

 
May 21st, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Fresh Architectures 

Our project has been designed as a unique object, both imposing and securing in comparison with the scale of the neighboring buildings. Its geometry makes it both streamlined and easy to locate. The same material has been chosen to cover the roof and the façades, which gives the building a monolithic and distinctive look. It has been treated in order to be a part of the existing urban environment. As an example, the tiles generate an interesting surface finish by producing both a mineral and monolithic effect. In addition, the glazed surface finish diminishes the deposits from the air pollution. The façades are designed to clean themselves naturally with the rain.

Image Courtesy © Axel Tilche-Dahl

Image Courtesy © Axel Tilche-Dahl

  • Architects: Fresh Architectures 
  • Project: DENSE CITY
  • Location: 147 Bd de la Villette Paris 75010, France
  • Photography: Axel Tilche-Dahl, Julien Lanoo
  • Program : 16 housing units
  • Client: SIEMP
  • Realisation: dec. 2013

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Towada Community Plaza in Japan by Kengo Kuma & Associates

 
May 20th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source:  Kengo Kuma & Associates

This wooden building was constructed as the city’s community center for people to gather. We repeated the roofs for the façade so that it could merge into the neighboring townscape of small houses. On the exterior wall, wainscot panels are applied with spaces in between, and it expresses a warm and friendly face to the street of the land to the north. The street in front of the building actually extends into the interior, and is given the name “Michi-no-Hiroba (plaza for the street),” around which a children’s playroom, cooking studio and tatami room are arranged.

Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa

Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa

  • Architects: Kengo Kuma & Associates
  • Project: Towada Community Plaza
  • Location: Towada, Japan
  • Photography: Kenta Hasegawa

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GSX HOUSE by Agustí Costa Estudi de Disseny

 
May 20th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Agustí Costa Estudi de Disseny

I’m used to project housing new plant in parallel to the execution of the structure and the walls of the house. This is one of these houses and, like others, has preserved the exterior architecture. Inside, it has a very special characteristic derived from a very slow development, of the project, and then their execution on site. The result, a project completely tailored to the aspirations of customers, materials, colours and textures but, above all, a proposal that has opened a new experiences of living and forged a sincere friendship between clients and designers. The interconnected open spaces, the rigorous forms and light, are characteristic features of this house, which we also designed the garden.

Image Courtesy © David Cardelús

Image Courtesy © David Cardelús

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Apartment in Vilnius, Lithuania by Normundas Vilkas

 
May 20th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Normundas Vilkas

The client invited us to design the apartment for a young family in a newly built housing complex in Vilnius. Due to a relatively small space and low budget, the project has become an inspiring challenge.

Image Courtesy © Leonas Garbacauskas

Image Courtesy © Leonas Garbacauskas

  • Architects: Normundas Vilkas
  • Project: Apartment in Vilnius
  • Location: Vivulskio street 41, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Photography: Leonas Garbacauskas
  • Year: 2015
  • Area: 62.6 sqm

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Tiny shanghai shop into little catch fishmonger in China by LINEHOUSE

 
May 20th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: LINEHOUSE

Located on one of Shanghai’s busiest streets alive with local food stalls, small restaurants, shops and sidewalk activity, Little Catch is a fishmonger specialising in fresh and cooked seafood. LINEHOUSE created a three dimensional net that externally reaches into the street as a canopy and envelops the customers as they enter into the shop. On the ceiling the net, constructed out of a white powder coated metal structure infilled with white mesh of varying densities and transparencies, opens up in areas to create additional shelving for products. On the walls the metal structure folds and bends to hold the fresh seafood display, the cashier, product shelving and a table seating two.

Image Courtesy © Drew Bates

Image Courtesy © Drew Bates

  • Architects: LINEHOUSE
  • Project: Tiny shanghai shop into little catch fishmonger
  • Location: Wulumuqi Road, Shanghai, China
  • Photography: Drew Bates
  • Software used: AUTOCAD, Sketch up, Photoshop and Indesign
  • Graphics: Evelyn Chiu
  • Area: 18sqm
  • Year of completion: January 2015

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Shenzhen Software Industry Base in Shenzhen, China by gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

 
May 20th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

The focus of the Shenzhen metropolis is on national and international IT research and development. A core project for strengthening the IT industry is the „Shenzhen Software Industry Base“, for the first plot of which the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners won the design commission as part of an international competition in 2009; this has now been completed.
The project is situated in the western Nanshan district and enjoys a favorable strategic location due to its proximity to Hong Kong, the international Bao’An airport and the eastern financial center.

Image Courtesy © Christan Gahl

Image Courtesy © Christan Gahl

  • Architects: gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
  • Project: Shenzhen Software Industry Base
  • Location: Plot 1, Shenzhen, China
  • Photography: Christan Gahl
  • Construction period: 2011 – 2014
  • GFA above ground: 111.600,00 m²
  • GFA below ground: 26.300,00 m²
  • Total GFA: 137.900,00 m²
  • Height of tower: 1 60 m

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REVELEY CLASSROOM BUILDING in Moscow, Idaho by Patano Studio Architecture

 
May 20th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Patano Studio Architecture

Initial site visits at the University of Idaho Pitkin Nursery revealed hoop houses, metal sheds and stacks of planter boxes. Beginning with the idea of a wood box floating on the undulating sea of the Palouse, the design team set out to stitch together the program, landscape and the materiality of Idaho forest products. The college wanted to extend their public outreach in addition to nursery research functions. The outstretched ramps and decks reach out to the landscape and invite the public and students to the building. The Sales Office was pulled through the wood screen as a way to express itself beyond the functions of classroom, offices, and social gathering. The weathering cedar wood screen that stands off the building was imagined as a modern western storefront. The repetition of stacked boxes was intriguing; we saw that as the piece that expressed the transition from working nursery to classroom. The cedar wood screen is the threshold element for faculty and students to step through the gap between the two elements; wood screen and black box.

Image Courtesy © Sozinho Imagery

Image Courtesy © Sozinho Imagery

  • Architects: Patano Studio Architecture
  • Project: REVELEY CLASSROOM BUILDING
  • Location: Moscow, Idaho
  • Photography: Sozinho Imagery
  • Software used: Hand Sketching, Sketchup, AutoCAD, InDesign, and Photoshop
  • Awards: 2014 AIA Idaho Honor Award, 2014 AIA Best Use of Idaho Wood Award, 2015 Green Building With Wood Award
  • Area: 2,130 sqft
  • Year: 2014

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