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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.

Aesop in NEWoMan Shinjuku, Tokyo by TORAFU ARCHITECTS

 
April 21st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: TORAFU ARCHITECTS 

We performed the interior design for a store by Aesop, an Australian skin care brand, located in NEWoMan Shinjuku. With its 4.9m width and 9.2m depth square plane, the project area offers a space surrounded by passageways with two pillars at either end of the space.

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

  • Architects: TORAFU ARCHITECTS
  • Project: Aesop
  • Location: NEWoMan Shinjuku, Tokyo
  • Photography: Takumi Ota
  • Production: &S
  • Credit:

    • Graphics: Aesop
    • Lightings: DAIKO
  • Total floor area: 45.68m2
  • Design period: 2015.04-2015.12
  • Construction period: 2015.12-2016.01
  • Software used: Vectorworks, Sketchup, Kerkythea

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Västra Kajen Housing in Jönköping, Sweden by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

 
April 21st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

Located on the quayside of the Munksjön lake, these two urban housing blocks are based on a long term strategy of sustainability, creating attractive housing on one of the best sites in central Jönköping. Rather than a row of standard housing slabs, the requested number of apartments was assembled into two large units. The two compact volumes establish a solid position proportionally acceptable both to the city as well as the lake. It also minimizes the building envelope in line with the low energy concept.

Image Courtesy © Åke E:son Lindman

Image Courtesy © Åke E:son Lindman

  • Architects: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
  • Project: Västra Kajen Housing
  • Location: Jönköping, Sweden
  • Photography: Åke E:son Lindman
  • Client: Vätterhem and Riksbyggen
  • Chief Architects: Bolle Tham and Martin Videgård
  • Team: Eric Engström, Mårten Nettelbladt, Malin Belfrage, Helene Amundsen, Karolina Nyström, Marcus Andrén, Andreas Helgesson, Dennis Suppers
  • Area: 10.900 sqm
  • Year: 2009-2015

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Secondary School in Santa Elena, Peru by Marta Maccaglia, Paulo Afonso

 
April 21st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Marta Maccaglia, Paulo Afonso 

Introduction

The project started as a result of research work and a study completed in the community of Santa Elena. This was accomplished through reunions, interview, and participatory workshops within the population. The data collected revealed dreams and expectations in favor of education of their children. For this reason, the community expressed the willingness to rebuild its future, overcome the past, starting from the construction of a school. Education is a quintessential instrument for collective growth and development of a community.

Image Courtesy © Marta Maccaglia

Image Courtesy © Marta Maccaglia

  • Architects: Marta Maccaglia
  • Project: Secondary School
  • Location: Rural village of Santa Elena, Pangoa, Province of Satipo, Central Amazon Jungle (Peru)
  • Development and execution: Marta Maccaglia (Asociación Semillas para el Desarrollo Sostenible)
  • Collaboration: Bosch Arquitectos
  • Partners: Procesadora del Sur S.A., Asociación VSP Generaciones ; Local authorities, Local Ministry of Education.
  • Engineering: Manuel Cárdenas Aspajo
  • Site area: 5000 m2
  • Built area: 700 m2
  • Construction: Constructor
  • Year:  2015
  • Cost: 185,000 USD

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Logistic Republic Office in Taipei, Taiwan by JC Architecture

 
April 20th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: JC Architecture

Acting as the main office and reception of the vast logistic center in New Taipei City, the ALP owners wanted to establish a reference design for the workplace in the warehouse setting. We utilized the properties of key elements of the logistic center to develop the space. Racking systems, pallets and shipping containers all have the ability to form multi-level spaces within a space, carrying new products and possibilities.

Image Courtesy © Zachary C. Hone

Image Courtesy © Zachary C. Hone

  • Architects: JC Architecture 
  • Project: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Location: Logistic Republic Office
  • Photography: Zachary C. Hone
  • Client: Ally Logistic Property
  • Lead Designer: Johnny Chiu/ Maria Isabel Lima
  • Designers: Winnie Lin
  • Built area: Indoor 196.1 m2   outdoor 45.6 m2
  • Finish date: June 2015

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Sawyer Library in Williamstown, Massachusetts by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

 
April 20th, 2016 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

This project represents the culmination of a 12-year effort to reimagine Williams College’s library and restore the campus’ historic Stetson Hall, which served as the library and now continues in an archival role by housing rare original copies of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. The results fuse new and old, intertwining the college’s historic roots with the forward-looking views of its scholarly community.

Image Courtesy © Peter Aaron/OTTO

Image Courtesy © Peter Aaron/OTTO

  • Architects: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
  • Project: Sawyer Library
  • Location: Williamstown, Massachusetts, US
  • Photography: Peter Aaron/OTTO, Nic Lehoux
  • Owner: Williams College
  • Acoustics: Cavanaugh Tocci Associate
  • Engineer – Civil: Guntlow & Associates, Inc.
  • Engineer – Geotechnical: Haley & Aldrich
  • Engineer – Structural: CVM Engineers
  • Interior Design: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson; Leslie Saul & Associates
  • Landscape Architect: Michael Vergason Landscape Architects

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Ryerson University Student Learning Centre in Toronto, Canada by Snøhetta

 
April 20th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Toronto’s Ryerson University is widely known for its engineering and business programs, but as an urban commuter campus it was missing sorely needed space for students to remain on campus to study or relax between classes. The school also struggled with its identity within the city as the majority of its academic spaces are housed in the existing urban fabric or are set back from the city’s major streets. The new Student Learning Center solves both of those issues by providing critically needed space for students, bridging the gap between the Ryerson Library and Archives, and weaving the school into the vibrant cityscape that surrounds it.

Image Courtesy © DoubleSpace Photography

Image Courtesy © DoubleSpace Photography

  • Architects: Snøhetta , Zeidler Partnership Architects
  • Project: Ryerson University Student Learning Centre
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Photography: Lorne Bridgman, DoubleSpace Photography
  • Owner: Ryerson University
  • Acoustics: Aercoustics Engineering Ltd.
  • Code Consultant: LRI Engineering In
  • Engineer – Civil: RV Anderson Ltd.
  • Engineer – Mechanical: Crossey Engineering Ltd.
  • Engineer – Structural: Halcrow Yolles
  • General Contractor: EllisDon
  • General Contractor: Construction Enterprises & Contractors
  • Landscape Architect: Ferris Associates; Snøhetta

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Hennepin County Walker Library in Minneapolis, Minnesota by VJAA

 
April 20th, 2016 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Facing challenges in the form of a modest post-recession budget, the need for a quiet library sited on a bustling urban intersection, and distinct design that needed to remain sensitive to the character of Minneapolis’ Uptown neighborhood, the new Walker Library serves as a living room for a diverse, arts-oriented neighborhood. The 30,000-square-foot building lies across the street from the original Beaux Arts building that housed the library until 1981, when a gloomy, leaking subterranean library that was anything but a civic asset replaced it.

Image Courtesy © Paul Crosby

Image Courtesy © Paul Crosby

  • Architects: VJAA
  • Project: Hennepin County Walker Library
  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
  • Photography: Paul Crosby
  • Contractor: Shaw Lundquist
  • Engineering – Civil: Pierce Pini
  • Engineering – MEP: Engineering Design Initiative
  • Engineering – Structural: BKBM Engineers
  • Interior Design: Barnhouse Office
  • Landscape Architect: Close Associates

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Lawrence Public Library Renovation and Expansion in Kansas by Gould Evans

 
April 20th, 2016 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

The renovation and expansion of this 1970s concrete library has transformed it into a 21st century civic place: from book repository to multimedia community hub. The design solution wrapped all sides of the existing library with a continuous reading room, emphasizing places of spontaneous gathering, reflection and learning. The addition also provides a high-performance thermal envelope engineered to harvest daylight and reduce energy usage. Openings at each corner reveal unique public amenities, including children’s’ cubbies, teen gaming zones, meeting spaces and a coffee bar. Within a few months of reopening, user visits increased 55%, with youth program attendance up 160%.

Image Courtesy © Tim Griffith

Image Courtesy © Tim Griffith

  • Architects: Gould Evans
  • Project: Lawrence Public Library Renovation and Expansion
  • Location: Lawrence, Kansas, US
  • Photography:  Tim Griffith, Michael Sinclair
  • Contractor: A. Green Construction Co., Inc.
  • Engineer – Civil: Bartlett & West Engineers, Inc.
  • Engineer – Mechanical: Professional Engineering Consultants, PA
  • Engineer – Structural: Bob D. Campbell and Co., Inc.
  • Landscape Architect: Bartlett & West Engineers, Inc.
  • Sustainable Design: Syska Hennessey Group, Inc.

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Renton Public Library in Washington by The Miller Hull Partnership

 
April 20th, 2016 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: The Miller Hull Partnership

When it opened in 1966, the Renton Public Library was an engineering feat. With pre-cast concrete and wood truss joists creating a stunning 80-foot central span across Washington State’s Cedar River and active salmon habitat, the library is beloved by generations of families and community members. Preservation of this community treasure was a clear priority for the project, but, by 2015, the library’s envelope was deteriorating and not in line with current energy codes. The structural system and chief design element did not measure up to current seismic standards, nor could it handle potential soil liquefaction.

Image Courtesy © Lara Swimmer

Image Courtesy © Lara Swimmer

  • Architects: The Miller Hull Partnership
  • Project: Renton Public Library
  • Location: Renton, Washington, US
  • Photography: Lara Swimmer
  • Owner: King County Library System
  • Acoustical Design: Sparling (Stantech)
  • Cost Estimate: Roen & Associates
  • Engineer – Civil: Coughlin Porter Lundeen
  • Engineer – Electrical: Sparling (Stantec)
  • Engineer – Geotechnical: GeoEngineers, Inc.
  • Engineer – Mechanical/Plumbing: PAE Consulting Engineers
  • Engineer – Structural: Coughlin Porter Lundeen Read the rest of Renton Public Library in Washington by The Miller Hull Partnership

KOALA HOUSE in Yucatán, México by Taller Estilo Arquitectura

 
April 20th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Taller Estilo Arquitectura

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Image Courtesy © Alberto Cáceres

Image Courtesy © Alberto Cáceres

  • Architects: Taller Estilo Arquitectura
  • Project: KOALA HOUSE
  • Location: Barrio de Santiago, Mérida, Yucatán, México
  • Photography: Alberto Cáceres
  • Collaborators: Arq. Silvia cuitún coronado, Ing. Emmanuel rodríguez godínez, Arq. Carlos josé marrufo tamayo,Arq. Pedro quintal ruz, Adi. Alberto góngora brito
  • Construction: Taller estilo arquitectura
  • Land area: 163.22 m2
  • Construction area: 173.27 m2
  • Ground floor: 113.68 m2
  • First floor: 59.59 m2
  • Year: 2015

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