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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.

TOBB ETÜ TECHNOLOGY CENTER in Ankara, Turkey by A Architectural Design

 
November 6th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: A Architectural Design

TOBB Economy and Technology University that has been established in Ankara is an urban-scale architectural transformation and development project. Once used for secondary education, the existing buildings have been given new functions as the core of the university. Within the scope of the master plan work, in time, neighboring new areas have been added to the campus and new areas of development have been planned. This development phase has focused on the formation of an urban texture, aiming for the transformation of the immediate periphery into an education-and-student-intensive urban quarter.

Image Courtesy © Fethi Mağara

Image Courtesy © Fethi Mağara

  • Architects: A Architectural Design
  • Project: TOBB ETÜ TECHNOLOGY CENTER
  • Location: Ankara, Turkey
  • Photography: Fethi Mağara
  • Owner: TOBB Ekonomi ve Teknoloji Üniversitesi
  • Constructor: Tür-SumA.Ş.
  • Construction Manager: Mustafa Tekinel
  • Structure:IbrahimOzturk, Yüksek Proje
  • Mechanical:Okutan Mühendislik, CelalOkutan
  • Electrical:Akay Mühendislik, CengizOzkan
  • Landscape Design: On Tasarım Oktan Nalbantoğlu
  • Advisor:OkanToker, Alara Mühendislik

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RAMDAM – AU BON COIN in canal, Paris by Atelier ramdam architects

 
November 6th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Atelier ramdam architects

In 2011, RAMDAM was approached by SCI «Au Bon Coin» for the redevelopment of a small occupied building, situated on the banks of the Saint-Denis canal. This early 20th century building, an emblematic canal-side structure, used to be home to the lockkeepers’ café, Au Bon Coin, famed for featuring in a Robert Doisneau photograph.

Image Courtesy © Michèle Constantini

Image Courtesy © Michèle Constantini

  • Architects: Atelier ramdam architects
  • Project: RAMDAM – AU BON COIN
  • Location: Saint-Denis (93), canal, Paris
  • Photography: Michèle Constantini
  • Mission: complète type Loi MOP + OPC
  • Client: SCI «AU BON COIN»
  • Engineering consultants: Bureau Thermidor / IcTEC
  • Area: 201 m2 SHAB
  • Cost: 400 000 € HT
  • Calendar: 2011-2014
  • Materials and techniques used: non-treated wood (Douglas fir for the structure and larch for the cladding), cellulose wadding and wood fibre for insulation, Fermacell dry screed, hydro-gumming of the existing brick, re-pointing and lime coating.
  • Systems: district heating and ECS gas production, humidity controlled ventilation

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Life in Expressionism by Brani & Desi

 
November 6th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Brani & Desi

About the Design:
“Life in Expressionism” is а residence in which the owners are taken into the world of Art. The name of the project is taken from the art movement Expressionism, because we use Forms and Colors for emotional effect in order to generate moods and ideas.
To live in this place is one emotional experience rather than physical reality. The dominated acute geometric forms provides a feeling of warmth.

Image Courtesy © Brani & Desi

Image Courtesy © Brani & Desi

  • Architects: Brani & Desi
  • Project: Life in Expressionism
  • Designers: Branimira Ivanova & Desislava Ivanova

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Leaning House in Chungpyong, S. Korea by PRAUD

 
November 6th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: PRAUD

The site is close to the Chungpyong Lake and has hilly mountain on the back and view towards to the lake in front. As most of sites on hills in Korea, Leaning House site also has a mismatch between topography and orientation. Therefore, one of the first things to solve was the siting of the house in the position where it can have southern sunlight as well as view towards the lake. The southern part of the program box is lifted up so that the house can get enough sunlight from the South while the house itself orients to the East following the topography of the site. By lifting the box up, a new space was gained where Glass Box for family room can be inserted.

Image Courtesy © Kyungsub Shin

Image Courtesy © Kyungsub Shin

  • Architects: PRAUD
  • Project: Leaning House
  • Location: Chungpyong, S. Korea
  • Photography: Kyungsub Shin
  • Principal in Charge: Dongwoo Yim, Rafael Luna
  • Local Architect: SJAI
  • Landscape: Changbok Yim, PRAUD
  • Lighting Design: Changbok Yim, PRAUD
  • Site Area: 482 m2
  • Built Area: 96 m2
  • Floor Area: 127 m2
  • Material: Zinc, IPE wood

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Completion of theatre workshops of Städtische Bühnen Frankfurt am Main by gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

 
November 6th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

With the completion of the transport and landscaped areas, the conversion and extension of the workshops for the scenery and costumes of the Städtische Bühnen were completed on time for the new 2014/2015 season.

Image Courtesy © Marcus Bredt

Image Courtesy © Marcus Bredt

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Secondary school in Le Bourget, France by Hubert & Roy architects and associates

 
November 6th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Hubert & Roy architects and associates

Complete renovation, wooden structural extensions on brick ensemble, green roofs to harvest rainwater, windmills and solar chimneys to light and provide natural ventilation. Classrooms are upstairs; the architecture brings in natural light, allowing for use of underground levels (-5 m) of the old building. How? A long north-south grassy gardened trough at the base of the courtyard, bordered by a glass passageway connecting reception on the ground floor to the life of the school and the library below. An extensive wooden structure shelters the reception area, covered playground, and gallery. At the north end, staff housing is placed on this wooden structure, above the top of the original building.

Image Courtesy © Hubert & Roy architects and associates

Image Courtesy © Hubert & Roy architects and associates

  • Architects: Hubert & Roy architects and associates
  • Project: Secondary school
  • Location: Le Bourget, Ile-de-France region
  • Completed: 2014
  • Contributors: Julien Plessis, Michaël Hackspill, collaborating architects. CET, engineering and design consultants for all building trades, Frank Boutté, HSE consultant, Cap Horn Acoustics, engineering and design consultants, Arnaud Hug, landscape designer, Donnet Tresse, digital imaging.
  • Budget: 15.5 M€ construction cost (not including tax)
  • Area of the project: 8400m2 gross floor area

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MEXIC-ARTE MUSEUM in AUSTIN, TEXAS by FR-EE- Fernando Romero EnterprisE

 
November 6th, 2014 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: FR-EE- Fernando Romero EnterprisE 

The new Mexic-Arte Museum will be a showcase in Austin, Texas for contemporary Mexican and American art. Currently in early design stages, the museum’s form is derived from circular objects in Mexican culture such as the Aztec Calendar and the pelota game. The new art center aims to uphold a Mexican presence and sense of identity by representing itself as a world-class cultural institution.

Image Courtesy © FR-EE- Fernando Romero EnterprisE

Image Courtesy © FR-EE- Fernando Romero EnterprisE

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Casa LA in México by Elías Rizo Arquitectos

 
November 6th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Elías Rizo Arquitectos

Casa LA was born out of an especially fruitful relationship with the client. Thorough communication was established from the beginning and we were granted complete trust to translate their needs into space.

Image Courtesy © Marcos García

Image Courtesy © Marcos García

  • Architects: Elías Rizo Arquitectos, Elías Rizo Suárez, Alejandro Rizo Suárez
  • Project: Casa LA
  • Location: México
  • Photography: Marcos García
  • Collaborators: Jenny Mora, Paola Hernández, Alma Osnaya, Jenny Camarena, Gabriela Chávez, Roberto Contreras, Rigo González, Carlos Miramontes, Daniela Valdez, Maripily Roel, Diana Reséndiz, Rodrigo Ortega
  • Interior Design: Kárima Dipp
  • Year finished: 2014
  • Area: 933 m2

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Casa dos Caseiros – Quinta da Boavista in Mesão Frio, Portugal by SAMF Arquitectos

 
November 6th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: SAMF Arquitectos

This small house is at the entrance of Quinta da Boavista, Mesão Frio in the Douro Valley, set in a dramatic landscape transformed by man over the centuries to produce wine. It houses the caretaker and is the first phase of an intervention that will expand and refurbish the existing buildings for agriculture and tourism.

Image Courtesy © José Campos

Image Courtesy © José Campos

  • Architects: SAMF Arquitectos
  • Project: Casa dos Caseiros – Quinta da Boavista
  • Location: Mesão Frio, Portugal
  • Photography: José Campos
  • Area of the Property: 63 037m2
  • Area of Construction: 70.4m2
  • Construction: 2013-2014
  • Colaboration: Marta Lourenço

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Journal Squared in Jersey City, NJ by HWKN and Handel Architects

 
November 6th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: HWKN and Handel Architects

The team from HWKN yesterday joined Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, owners The KRE Group and National Real Estate Advisors and other local dignitaries to celebrate the groundbreaking of Journal Squared, HWKN and Handel Architects’ highly-anticipated three-tower, mixed-use development adjacent to the Journal Square PATH Station that is expected to fuel the revitalization of the massive transportation hub and serve as the centerpiece of a resurgent urban neighborhood.

Image Courtesy © HWKN and Handel Architects

Image Courtesy © HWKN and Handel Architects

  • Architects: HWKN and Handel Architects
  • Project: Journal Squared
  • Location: Jersey City, NJ, USA
  • Size: 2,300,000 sq. ft. in 3 phases. Phase 1 currently under construction, containing 540 units.
  • Client: Kushner Real Estate Group, National Real Estate Advisors
  • Consultants: WSP Cantor Seinuk Inc. (structure), Barone Engineering Associates (MEP), Melillo + Bauer Associates, Inc. (landscape architect), Christopher Stevens LLC (Interiors), Bruce Mau Design (Identity), Bliss Fasman Inc. (Lighting Consultant), Van Deusen & Associates (Elevator Consultant), Israel Berger & Associates (Building Envelope Consultant), Dresdner Robin (Civil Engineers), Dolan and Dean Consulting Engineers, LLC (Traffic Consultant

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