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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.

Antara in Mexico City, Mexico by Sordo Madaleno Architects

 
September 20th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Sordo Madaleno Architects

Antara, which means “heart” in Sanskrit, represents an evolution that provides a guideline for urban renewal and defines the complex’s design based on an open space that breaks with conventional architectural norms for a shop-ping center, by means of three pedestrian entrances between the Ejército Nacional and Molière avenues in Polanco, in northern Mexico City.

Image Courtesy © Timothy Hursley

Image Courtesy © Sordo Madaleno, Photo by Timothy Hursley

  • Architects: Sordo Madaleno Architects
  • Project: Antara
  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Photography: Paul Czitrom, Fernando Cordero, Sófocles, Timothy Hursley
  • President: Arq. Javier Sordo Madaleno Bringas
  • Project Leader: Arq. Jorge Isaías Guerrero, Arq. José María Zarazúa
  • Construction Area: 185,000 m2
  • Terrain Area: 48,500 m2

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Casa MO in Zapallar, Chile by Gonzalo Mardones V

 
September 20th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Gonzalo Mardones V

MO House is located at an area of steep slope facing the sea coast of Chile in the commune of Zapallar. The house is buried with clearly no intention to interrupt the wonderful view to the horizon from the public road,so it is accessed by stairs and ramps going deep into the mountain to discover again, from inside the house, the sea, coast and breaker.

Image Courtesy © Nico Saieh

Image Courtesy © Nico Saieh

  • Architects: Gonzalo Mardones V
  • Project: Casa MO
  • Location: Zapallar, Chile
  • Photography: Nico Saieh
  • Software used: Archicad
  • Engineer: Ruiz y Saavedra
  • Lighting Designer: Paulina Sir

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URBAN RESIDENCE in Sorocaba, Brazil by Marcelo Sodré

 
September 20th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Marcelo Sodré

In this design, contemporary style, the architect Marcelo Sodré, created a town home with integrated around a central landscaped courtyard environment, providing privacy and keeping the modernity of the work over the years.

Image Courtesy © ELSON YABIKU & BRUNO CESAR S. SANTOS

Image Courtesy © ELSON YABIKU & BRUNO CESAR S. SANTOS

  • Architects: Marcelo Sodré
  • Project: URBAN RESIDENCE
  • Location: Sorocaba, Brazil
  • Photography: ELSON YABIKU, BRUNO CESAR S. SANTOS
  • Software used: AUTOCAD
  • Client: MILTON MURARO FILHO
  • Interior Design: MARCELO SODRE
  • Landscape Design: MARCELO SODRE

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Snow Picnic in Nakano, Japan by Torafu

 
September 18th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Torafu

We performed the interior and exterior design for a gelato store that opened in a shopping street of Nakano, Tokyo, where customers can enjoy watching their order being prepared on the spot through a one of a kind performance whereby liquid nitrogen is mixed into a liquid concentrate of ice cream to produce gelato.

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

House in Asahiku in Osaka, Japan by Coo Planning

 
September 18th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Coo Planning 

It is built in the residential section where the traditional row-house in Osaka remains. The plan is completed while considering how available light would be taken in in the conditions on which the methods of three are sandwiched by the neighboring house, and the residence is built by the other side on a narrow front road.

Image Courtesy © Yuko Tada

Image Courtesy © Yuko Tada

  • Architects: Coo Planning 
  • Project: House in Asahiku
  • Location: Osaka, Japan
  • Photography: Yuko Tada
  • Type of Construction: wood frame two stories
  • Principal designer: Akiyoshi Nakao
  • Construction company: kk-Soken
  • Sub-Construction:  Kobe-Style-kitchen , Sanwa Company , Tform , DAIKO
  • Client: Single family residence(couple)
  • Sentence: Akiyoshi Nakao of Coo Planning
  • Design period: 2011.10ー2012.11
  • Construction period: 2012.12ー2013.5

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The Emperor Qianmen Hotel in Beijing, China by Adam Sokol

 
September 18th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Adam Sokol

The site of the Emperor Hotel, Qianmen was once occupied by a public bath and so the spirit of bathing and mystery will live on in the new hotel. The design is organized not by spaces and circulation but by emotions and dreams; not by materials and details but by illusions and memories.From the l’Occitane Spa below ground to Beijing’s largest hotel roof bar above, the Emperor will offer visitors and residents alike a new public space and a new experience of the historic city.

Image Courtesy © Jonathan Leijonhufvud

Image Courtesy © Jonathan Leijonhufvud

  • Architects: Adam Sokol
  • Project: The Emperor Qianmen Hotel
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Photography: Jonathan Leijonhufvud
  • Designers: Li Ling, Daymond Robinson, Gregory Serweta, Nicole Halstead, Nicole Lee, Ana Misenas
  • Collaborators: Smith + Anderson (lighting design), Dan Euser Waterarchitecture, Inc. (water features)
  • Year: 2010-2013

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Regiocentrale Zuid in Dutch-Belgian, Netherlands by Wiel Arets Architects

 
September 18th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Wiel Arets Architects 

Situated in Maasbracht–near the Dutch-Belgian border–this sinuous 1.850 m2 office is a headquarters for the water traffic control of surrounding sluices, canals, and locks–all of which are adjacent to the river Meuse. This plethora of entangled waterways is heavily utilized for shipping throughout this area, at the confluence of France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands. Numerous previously disparate waterway control centers were combined to create this new office, and this regrouping determined its primary, curvilinear volume. This elevated polygonal shape strengthens visibility from the interior toward the immediate landscape, by allowing for elongated views in all 360-degrees.

Image Courtesy © Wiel Arets Architects

Image Courtesy © Wiel Arets Architects

  • Architects: Wiel Arets Architects 
  • Project: Regiocentrale Zuid
  • Location: Dutch-Belgian,Netherlands
  • Size: 1.850 m2
  • Date of design: 2008-2009, Date of completion Summer 2014
  • Project team: Wiel Arets, Bettina Kraus, Julius Klatte, Harold Hermans, Rob Willemse
  • Collaborators: Jochem Homminga, Natali Gagro, Christina Lotzemer-Jentges

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Jardim das Amoreiras Apartment in Lisboa, Portugal by João Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos

 
September 18th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: João Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos

The original program asked for the total refurbishment of a 3 bedroom apartment in a building from the 60’s in Lisbon’s city centre.

With the addition of one social restroom, the social and private areas of the apartment were clearly separated.

Image Courtesy © João Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © João Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos

  • Architects: João Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos
  • Project: Jardim das Amoreiras Apartment
  • Location: Lisboa, Portugal
  • Photography: FG+SG – FOTOGRAFIA DE ARQUITECTURA
  • Architecture Collaboration: Renata Vieira, Ana Caracol, Ruben Mateus
  • Builder: OFICINA DOS SONHOS
  • Surface Area: 175m2
  • Built Area: 175m2

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Nanxiang Mall in Shanghai, China by Girimun Architects

 
September 18th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Girimun Architects

This lifestyle shopping mall is located at the fringe of a compound of high-rise apartments and serves the residents of a high-end suburb of Shanghai built around a giant man-made artificial lake. Originated at the lake, a canal waterfront system of pedestrian-friendly walkways culminates on this plot. The design is therefore driven by the integration between indoor and outdoor spaces where the retail experience extends itself from the main building onto sunken squares, pavilion restaurants, signage towers and feature canopies.

Image Courtesy © Girimun Architects

Image Courtesy © Girimun Architects

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Longfor Baoshan Mixed-use Complex in Shanghai, china by Girimun Architects

 
September 17th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Girimun Architects

This mixed-use development consists of a 5-storeys retail podium and retail basement of 74,800 sqm and two SoHo 86m-tall towers housing 1040 individual units. It will bring a fresh air of contemporary urban lifestyle to this outskirt area of Shanghai. The shopping environment with its fluid sequence of spaces, atriums and corridors is integrated seamlessly with the surroundings and the vicinity as a whole through multi-level links, bridges and passages that brings together the local metro station to the local residential neighborhood and adjacent commercial developments.

Image Courtesy © Girimun Architects

Image Courtesy © Girimun Architects

  • Architects: Girimun Architects
  • Project: Longfor Baoshan Mixed-use Complex
  • Location: Shanghai, china

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