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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.

THE GATE RESIDENCE in Cairo, Egypt by Vincent Callebaut Architectures

 
November 5th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Vincent Callebaut Architectures

“It is time for Cairo to witness the creation of an iconic sustainable building that would express the future of the city Victorious , after decades of urban degradation and also after the recent flip page of unrest – it represents the demand to look into the peak guidance into the future which developers would seek to track.»Abraj Misr

Our Client «Abraj Misr»is developing a new site in a very strategic location in Cairo, on al Nozha Street in Nasr City (vital street). The site is neighbored with large
projects, either already 
constructed (e.g. City Stars) or 
under Construction (e.g. Delta
Development Project on Al Nasr
Road), or potential projects (e.g. Al Tayyar Land on Al Nasr Road). The site enjoys strong connections to Cairo Airport and main Cairo Arteriessuch as Al Nasr Road (Auto Strad) and Al Orouba Road.

Image Courtesy © Vincent Callebaut Architectures

Image Courtesy © Vincent Callebaut Architectures

  • Architects: Vincent Callebaut Architectures
  • Project: THE GATE RESIDENCE
  • Location: Heliopolis District, Cairo,Egypt
  • CLIENT: Abraj Misr, Urban Development
  • PROGRAM: 1000 Appartments, Offices and Shopping Mall
  • SURFACE AREA: 450 000 M²
  • BUDGET : EGP 4,5 bn.
  • START OF THE CONSTRUCTION : March 2015
  • DELIVERY: 2019
  • CURRENT PHASE: Schematic Design / Building Permit
  • GREEN CERTIFICATION: LEED Gold Plus
  • LOCAL ARCHITECT: K&A Design, Injaz Development
  • VCA’S TEAM: Agnès Martin, Jiaoyang Huang, Fabrice Zaini, MaguyDelrieu, Vincent Callebaut

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Kindred House in India by Anagram Architects

 
November 5th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Anagram Architects

Kindred House was conceived as the residence for two brothers and their families.

Unlike a traditional Indian family which usually spans three or more generations with strict filial hierarchies, the clients in this project are kindred nuclear families. Therefore, the design called for multiple social spaces of overlapping territories and usage along with specific zones for each family unit and family member. It seeks to house an environment where the teenage cousins are together fostered by the four parents.

Image Courtesy © André J Fanthome

Image Courtesy © André J Fanthome

  • Architects: Anagram Architects
  • Project: Kindred House
  • Location: India
  • Photography: André J Fanthome

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Birmingham New Street Station in England by AZPML

 
November 5th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: AZPML

A competition was launched by Network Rail and RIBA in December 2007 for the redesign of the proposed façade and Atrium area. The contest sought to find a visionary concept designer to create a landmark building and example of cutting edge architecture. Six practices were short-listed in February 2008; CRAB Studio, Foreign Office Architects, IDOM UK Ltd, LAB Architecture Studio, UN Studio and Rafael Viñoly Architects. The winning scheme of Foreign Office Architects was unveiled on the 18th September 2008. 

Image Courtesy © Network Rail and AZPML

Image Courtesy © Network Rail and AZPML

  • Architects: AZPML
  • Project: Birmingham New Street Station
  • Location: England
  • Client: Network Rail Ltd
  • Facade structure engineer: AKTII
  • M&E engineer: Hoare Lea
  • Project construction management: Mace
  • Executive architect: Atkins
  • Structural engineer: Atkins
  • M&E engineer: Atkins
  • QS: Faithful & Gould
  • John Lewis Int. Architect: Haskoll
  • AZPML/FOA Team credits:
    • AZPML/FOA Partner-in-Charge:: Alejandro Zaera-Polo with: Manuel Eijo, Guillermo Fernandez-Abascal, Charles Valla, Christof Trenner, Tommaso Franzolini, Lola Fernandez, Sukyeong Kim, Carmen Sagredo, Takeru Sato, Penny Sperbund, Niklavs Paegle, Tobias Jewson, Mio Sato, Manuel Távora

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[IN]-Closure by ABF-lab

 
November 5th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: ABF-lab

At the time when Seattle wonders what course to follow for a lasting transformation on public spaces, the [in]-closure project puts itself as the mainspring of the urban revival for the next five decades. Slow decision-making processes increased by fast practice changes and modern means of communication as globalized dematerialization implies that, nowadays, traditional urban planning methods are reaching the limit. You can plan an urban project; it will be obsolete even before seeing the light.

Image Courtesy © ABF-lab

Image Courtesy © ABF-lab

  • Architects: ABF-lab
  • Project: [IN]-Closure
  • Software used: 
    • For Design : Autocad, Sketchup, Rhino, Photoshop, In Design, Illustrator, After effect, 3DS max, Cinema 4D, V-ray, Maya
    • For sustainability strategy: Meteonorm, Ecotect, Radiance, Flovent, Ies

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A Needle Woman: Galaxy was a Memory, Earth is a Souvenir in Ithaca, New York by Kimsooja, Jaeho Chong, and Ulrich Wiesner

 
November 5th, 2014 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Kimsooja, Jaeho Chong, and Ulrich Wiesner

As part of the 2014 CCA biennale, Korean-born conceptual multi-media artist, Kimsooja has created a new work in close collaboration with architect Jaeho Chong and the Wiesner Nanomaterials Lab at Cornell University.

Image Courtesy © Kimsooja Studio, photo by Jaeho Chong

Image Courtesy © Kimsooja Studio, photo by Jaeho Chong

  • Architects: Kimsooja, Jaeho Chong, and Ulrich Wiesner
  • Project: A Needle Woman: Galaxy was a Memory, Earth is a Souvenir
  • Location: Cornell University Arts Quad, Ithaca, New York
  • Photography: Jaeho Chong, Aaron Wax, Ferdinand Kohle
  • Curator: Stephanie Owens (Director, CCA; Professor of multi disciplinary studies, art & architecture)
  • Collaborators: Jaeho Chong (Architect); Professor Ulrich Wiesner (Materials Science and Engineering); and Wiesner Group researchers: Hiroaki Sai, PhD (Materials Science & Engineering); and Ferdinand Kohle (graduate student, Chemistry and Chemical Biology); Erik P. Eshelman (Architectural Engineering)
  • Commission: Cornell Council for the Arts
  • Dimensions: 46 feet x 4.5 feet (dia.)

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Reconstruction of departmental archives in Reims, France by Hamonic + Masson & Associés

 
November 5th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Hamonic + Masson & Associés

The programme of this competition, won in 2008 by Hamonic + Masson & Associés architects, was to reconstruct the Marne departmental archives annexe, situated in the French city of Reims. The new construction is located opposite the old building, and the project was completed and delivered by Hamonic + Masson & Associés in 2014. The aim was to turn the building in to a modern history research hub and a regional information centre, whilst expanding the linear archival storage space from 7km to 18km.

Image Courtesy © Sergio Grazia

Image Courtesy © Sergio Grazia

  • Architects: Hamonic + Masson & Associés
  • Project: Reconstruction of departmental archives
  • Location: 129, avenue de l’Yser, Reims, France
  • Photography: Sergio Grazia
  • Software usedVectorworks, Nemetschek 
  • Client: Conseil Général de la Marne.
  • Structural engineer: SIBAT
  • Cost: 6,6 M€ excluding tax.
  • Surface: 5 145 m2

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Sambade House in Penafiel, Portugal by Spaceworkers

 
November 5th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Spaceworkers

Based on the genetic of the place, the intervention holds, as the main goal, the creation of a contemporary space without disturbing the peace of the countryside area.

Image Courtesy © Spaceworkers

Image Courtesy © Spaceworkers

  • Architects: Spaceworkers
  • Project: Sambade House
  • Location: Penafiel, Portugal
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Year: 2011 – 2014
  • Size: 1 177m2
  • Client: Private
  • Team: Principal architects: henrique marques | architect, rui dinis | architect, Architects: rui rodrigues | architect, sérgio rocha | architect, rui miguel | architect, vasco giesta | architect, pedro silva | architect, Finance director: carla duarte – cfo
  • Engineer: Lino Correia Engenharia

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The office as a hotel in Rotterdam, the Netherlands by Powerhouse Company

 
November 4th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Powerhouse Company

For its latest completed project, Powerhouse Company has renovated an iconic Rotterdam office building. The architect started by turning the entrance into a crossover between a hotel lobby, restaurant and coffee bar.

Image Courtesy © Kim Zwarts

Image Courtesy © Kim Zwarts

  • Architects: Powerhouse Company
  • Project: The office as a hotel
  • Location: Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • Photography: Kim Zwarts
  • Timescales: 2012 – 2020
  • Client: a.s.r. vastgoed vermogensbeheer
  • Area: 3.560 m² (main lobby), 2.890 m² (elevator lobbies)
  • Budget: € 8.700.000
  • Partner in charge: Nanne de Ru
  • Project leader: Sander Apperlo
  • Team: Nanne de Ru, Sander Apperlo, Donna van Milligen Bielke, Paul Valeanu, Stefan Prins
  • Structural Engineering: Royal Haskoning DHV
  • Installation Engineering: Herman de Groot Ingenieurs
  • Contractor: J.P. van Eesteren B.V.

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Gui House in Shimane, Japan by harunatsu-arch

 
November 4th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: harunatsu-arch

The project site is located in the Izumo Plain made of sands carried by the Hii River, leading to Lake Shinji, and the Kobe River, leading to the Sea of Japan, in Izumo City of Shimane prefecture. It is known as a rice‐producing district in Shimane prefecture characterized by its Tsujimatsu windbreak forests, where open plains are uncommon. The northwest boundary of the site of 100 tsubo (330 square meters) is lined by trees of the Juniperus genus and a countryside view extends out opposite the street.

Image Courtesy © Kai Nakamura

Image Courtesy © Kai Nakamura

  • Architects: harunatsu-arch
  • Project: Gui House
  • Location: Izumo, Shimane, Japan
  • Photography: Kai Nakamura
  • Software used: MicroStation for working drawings
  • Architect Team: Shoko Murakaji, Naoto Murakaji
  • Size: single storey
  • Total floor space: 68.74 square meters, Statics Tatsumi Terado Structural Studio
  • Year of construction: 2014

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NorthGate in Ankara,Turkey by Motto Architecture

 
November 4th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Motto Architecture

Northgate Phase 1 is a 300.000 sqm development that creates a new urban focus in the vicinity of Esenboğa International Airport in Ankara. The development is both a part and a catalyst of the rapid process of urban generation in the zone along with the new international expo, two university campuses and a large-scale automobile showroom complex. Northgate is the largest self-sustaining mixed use project in the location, introducing offices, residences, a variety of retail programs and a five-star hotel along other amenities. The development provides temporary work-stay environments for travelling business people as well as a 120.000 sqm housing program (to be extended to 800.000 sqm in the succeeding phases).

Image Courtesy © Motto Architecture

Image Courtesy © Motto Architecture

  • Architects: Motto Architecture
  • Project: NorthGate   
  • Location: Ankara,Turkey 
  • Software used: Autodesk Autocad + sketchup, Revit

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