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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.

Giuseppe Garibaldi Memorial in Caprera (Olbia-Tempio), Italy by PIETRO CARLO PELLEGRINI ARCHITETTO

 
March 16th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: PIETRO CARLO PELLEGRINI ARCHITETTO

Promoted by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers for of the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy, “Sites of Memory” was a project aimed at rehabilitating several historically significant sites across the peninsula and making them again part of a tangible collective memory. The rehabilitation of the nineteenth century Arbuticci Fort in Caprera, up to the Second World War the headquarters of the military operational defence base of the Italian Navy, was one of such plans. The restoration and preservation design of a site on the island where Garibaldi spent the last years of his life was developed as a dialogue between a contemporary approach and the context’s historical and architectural tradition.

Image Courtesy © PIETRO CARLO PELLEGRINI ARCHITETTO

  • Architects: PIETRO CARLO PELLEGRINI ARCHITETTO
  • Project: Giuseppe Garibaldi Memorial
  • Location: Arbuticci fort, Caprera (Olbia-Tempio), Italy
  • Client: Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri. Unità Tecnica di Missione per il 150° dell’Unità d’Itali
  • Architectural design, restoration, setting: Pietro Carlo Pellegrini
  • Collaborators: Carlo Bertolini, Alessio Fiorini, Sirio Lazzari, Sheila Lazzerini, Margherita Pecori, Dario Arnone, Stefania Iurilli
  • Structure and plant: Aice Consulting srl
  • Operative director – Unità Tecnica di Missione per il 150° dell’Unità d’Italia: Nicola Alberto Barone
  • Procedure supervisor – Unità Tecnica di Missione per il 150° dell’Unità d’Italia: Luigi Valerio Sant’Andrea
  • Setting scientific supervisor – Unità Tecnica di Missione per il 150° dell’Unità d’Italia: Anna Villari
  • Multimedia design and realization: N!03 [ennezerotre]

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Plug-In City 75 Paris in France by Studio Malka Architecture

 
March 16th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Studio Malka Architecture

Located in the heart of the 16th arrondissement of Paris, a stone’s throw away from La Seine river, the project consist in grafting the building with a succession of extensions, bow-windows and loggias; Each inhabitant control the necessary surface area needed for its own development upon request.

Image Courtesy © Studio Malka Architecture

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Hanoi Lotus Centre in Vietnam Decibel Architecture

 
March 16th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Decibel Architecture

The City of Hanoi, capital of Vietnam and blessed with 1000 years of continuous history and heritage, is coming of age in a new millennium as part of the global network of rich and integrated cities. Reflecting Vietnam’s continued growth and maturation in the global economy, Hanoi has an increasing need to host its artists and cultural pursuits, and celebrate in larger and more artistically inspiring locations than ever before.

Image Courtesy © Decibel Architecture

  • Architects: Decibel Architecture
  • Project: Hanoi Lotus Centre
  • Location: Hanoi,  Vietnam
  • Client: City of Hanoi
  • Visualisation credits: Mike Durek & Shadowlab
  • Structural Engineering: Buro Happold
  • MEP: Buro Happold
  • Developer: Sun Group

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Hafye in Kanagawa, Japan by CUBO design architect

 
March 16th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: NEOPLUS SIXTEN INC.

Located in a terraced residential district, the lot for this project was half flat and half sloping. Nearby is Odawara Castle, built in the 15th century. The property looks down on the neighborhood that grew up around the castle, and beyond that Sagami Bay and Enoshima island in the distance. The client, who was born and raised in Odawara, wanted a relaxing home where he and his family could look out on this familiar yet constantly changing

Image Courtesy © Hiroshi Ueda

  • Architects: CUBO design architect (Hitoshi Saruta)
  • Project: Hafye
  • Location: Odawara City, Kanagawa, Japan
  • Photography: Hiroshi Ueda
  • Structural Engineer: Kenji Nawa (Nawaken-gym)
  • Structure: Reinforced concrete, Wood
  • Site Area: 318 m2
  • Total Floor Area: 187 m2 (74 m2/1F, 113m2/2F)
  • Date of Completion: September, 2016

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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in California by Snøhetta

 
March 16th, 2017 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Snøhetta 

Project Overview

SFMOMA’s leadership worked closely with Snøhetta to create a transformational expansion that incorporates and renovates the museum’s existing Mario Botta–designed building, which debuted in 1995. The new museum accommodates the significant growth of SFMOMA’s collection, program and visitorship, nearly tripling the museum’s gallery space, including nearly 45,000 square feet of free public-access space and weaving SFMOMA into its urban setting as never before.

Snøhetta expansion of the new SFMOMA, 2016; photo © Henrik Kam, courtesy SFMOMA

  • Architects: Snøhetta
  • Project: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • Location: San Francisco, California, USA
  • Photography: Henrik Kam, Joe Fletcher, Jon McNeal
  • Partner-in-Charge: Craig Dykers
  • Project Architects: Aaron Dorf, Lara Kaufman, Jon McNeal
  • Senior Architects: Simon Ewings, Alan Gordon, Marianne Lau, Elaine Molinar, Kjetil Trædal Thorsen
  • Design Team: Nick Anderson, Behrang Behin, Sam Brissette, Chad Carpenter, Michael Cotton, Aroussiak Gabrielian, Kyle Johnson, Nick Koster, Mario Mohan, Neda Mostafavi, Anne-Rachel Schiffmann, Carrie Tsang, Giancarlo Valle
  • Associate Architect: EHDD, San Francisco
  • EHDD Team:
    • Duncan Ballash, Principal + President
    • Lotte Kaefer, Project Architect
    • Rebecca Sharkey, Project Manager

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Beigang Cultural Center in Yunlin, Taiwan by MAYU architects+

 
March 16th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: MAYU architects+ 

Beigang Township is the epicenter for the Taiwanese worshipping of Mazu, a Chinese sea goddess. Therefore, the Beigang Chao-Tien Temple for Mazu and its surrounding form a core area with local historic significance. However, Beigang as well as other cities in the western plain of Taiwan faces the same suburban sprawl, exacerbated by disorderly building development resulting from the lack of a cohesive planning guidance. The project site itself is located at the northwestern corner of the 90-years-old Bei-Chen Elementary School campus, sitting right on the axis of the sprawling expansion.

Image Courtesy © Shawn Liu Studio

  • Architects: MAYU architects+ (Malone Chang, Yu-lin Chen)
  • Project: Beigang Cultural Center
  • Location: Yunlin, Taiwan
  • Photography: Shawn Liu Studio
  • Client: Yunlin County Government
  • Project Team: Malone Chang, Yu-lin Chen (Architects), Ya-yun Wang, Pin-min Huang (SD, DD, CD), Shi-hong Yao (CA)
  • Structural Engineer: Li-Yen Wang Structural Engineers Associates
  • Structure: Reinforced Concrete
  • Finish (Exterior): Stucco, Granite, Low-E Glass
  • Finish (Interior): Oak veneer wall and ceiling panel, Oak floor, paint, Tiles, Linoleum Flooring
  • Site Area: 7652 m2
  • Building Area: 2053 m2
  • Total Floor Area: 2918 m2
  • Competition: 05/2012
  • Construction Start: 02/2014
  • Completion: 02/2015

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Concrete Slit House in Nanjing, China by AZL architects

 
March 16th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: AZL architects

Slit House is a contemporary concrete residence enmeshed within a quiet Kuomingtang-era neighborhood in central Nanjing. The entire structure and roof are made from concrete pressed into a custom mould, handmade from five-centimetre horizontal wood strips to remain in scale with the adjacent century-old brick buildings. The slit in the concrete creates transparency as it responds to interior circulation, and provides different programmes with differing interior heights & elevations, thus crates in upper bedrooms half floor volume shifting for its privacy. The living room spans over two stories, the dining area extends over one and half levels, and remaining bedrooms and studies occupy single storey spaces.

Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan

  • Architects: AZL architects
  • Project: Concrete Slit House
  • Location: Jiangsu Province, Nanjing, China
  • Photography: Iwan Baan
  • Design Team: Zhang Lei, Meng Fanhao, Cai Menglei, Lu Yuan, Tang Xiaoxin
  • Collaborator: Architectural Design & Planning Institute, Nanjing University
  • Floor Areas: 270 m2
  • Design: 2005.07
  • Completion: 2007.10

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Kulm Eispavillon in St. Moritz, Switzerland by Foster + Partners

 
March 16th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Foster + Partners 

The new Kulm Eispavillon in St Moritz opens to the public today, a regeneration project that is set to reinstate Kulm Park as the social focus of this part of the resort by returning it to the community.

The initial aim of the project was to restore the existing 1905 eispavillon which played host to the 1928 and 1948 Winter Olympics. The building had been abandoned for many years, and had fallen into a state of extreme disrepair. The new scheme brings the building back to its original state with the ice skating rink as the focus, also introducing a new club restaurant, patisserie, and sun terrace for visitors and the local Engadin community to enjoy. To expand the old eispavillon’s capacity to host events, a new multipurpose pavilion has been incorporated with links to the historic structure. Designed in the spirit of a mini-stadium, it is set to be the focus of the annual calendar of sporting and cultural events including the medal ceremonies at the Ski World Championships to be held in St Moritz in February 2017, as well as music festivals and shows of classic cars.

Image Courtesy © Nigel Young / Foster + Partner

  • Architects: Foster + Partners (Norman Foster, David Summerfield, Kirsten Scott, Ignacio Diaz Raya, Eduardo Ruiz de Assin Fierro, Emmanuelle Dechelette, Jan Dierckx, Jon Espinosa, Josh Corfield)
  • Project: Kulm Eispavillon
  • Location: St. Moritz, Switzerland
  • Photography: Nigel Young / Foster + Partner
  • Client: Kulm Hotel, St. Moritz
  • Collaborating Architect: Küchel Architects AG
  • Timber Engineering Construction: Blumer – Lehmann AG
  • Steel Manufacturer: Pfister Metallbau AG
  • Stonework: EdilStone AG
  • Civil and Structural Engineer: Edy Toscano AG
  • Sustainability Consultant: mkB – Martin Kant Bauphzsik
  • Builder: Nicol. Hartmann & Cie. AG

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Adkins Gallery in Norman, Oklahoma by Elliott + Associates Architects

 
March 16th, 2017 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Elliott + Associates Architects 

The University of Oklahoma has renovated and expanded The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.  The impetus of the expansion was the awarding of the Eugene B. Adkins Collection to a partnership between the University of Oklahoma and the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa. The Collection is among the nation’s most important private collections of works by the Taos artists as well as Native American works of art. It totals more than 3,300 objects including 1,100 two-dimensional works, 370 pieces of pottery, more than 1,600 examples of jewelry and silverwork, and nearly 250 pieces of other Native arts.

Exterior view looking southeast, Image Courtesy © Scott McDonald (Hedrich Blessing)

  • Architects: Elliott + Associates Architects
  • Project: Adkins Gallery
  • Location: 555 Elm Avenue, Norman, Oklahoma 73019-3003, USA
  • Photography: Scott McDonald (Hedrich Blessing)
  • Software used: Autocad, SketchUp
  • Client: University of Oklahoma Board of Regents
  • Cost: $13 Million
  • Scope: Renovation of existing gallery and addition of new galleries 54,570  s.f.
  • Completion: October 2011

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Souvlaki Bar Restaurant in Nicosia, Cyprus by HappyANTS Interior Architecture and Design

 
March 16th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: HappyANTS Interior Architecture and Design

The concept for this pioneer restaurant was to successfully combine tradition with contemporary design and has set the example for other similar restaurants to follow. The result is a space with traditional atmosphere created in a unique and contemporary way just like the restaurant serves a traditional product in a unique and contemporary way. A low budget restaurant in minimal lines with “clean” materials in a combination of cold and warm colors. Inspired mostly by it’s name, the bar is the dominant element in the space. You can watch and enjoy how your food is being cooked sited on stools and counters or on conventional chairs and tables. This project was in collaboration with interior designer Leonidas Leonidou.

Interior of restaurant, Image Courtesy © HappyANTS Interior Architecture and Design

  • Architects: HappyANTS Interior Architecture and Design
  • Project: Souvlaki Bar Restaurant
  • Location: Nicosia, Cyprus 
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Materials used: wood/ concrete/ acrylic glass/ glass/ gypsum board/ ceramic tiles/ aluminum/ stainless steel

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