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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.

A mixed use building in Nancy, France by Anne DEMIANS

 
March 19th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Anne DEMIANS

Nancy, A Modern City for Over Three Centuries

Throughout the various periods of its urban development, Nancy’s vision always preceded its architectural commissions. The city suburbs were initially attributed to the original castle town, and in the eighteenth century, a message of unity was asserted at the annexation of Lorraine to the Kingdom of France. And this was an opportunity to highlight the ducal power around an exceptional architecture (classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site). At the beginning of the twentieth century, the architecture in Nancy successfully integrated the richness of the École de Nancy in its constructions, just as it was able to promote new ideas on building and construction in the footsteps of the architect and designer Jean Prouvé, who was also mayor of Nancy after the Liberation. This identity and legacy continues today with the reconquest of the riverbanks of the Meurthe: the city of the twenty-first century.

Image Courtesy © Jean-Pierre Porcher et AAD

Image Courtesy © Jean-Pierre Porcher et AAD

  • Architects: Anne DEMIANS
  • Project: A mixed use building
  • Location: Avenue du XXème Corps, Quai Sainte Catherine, Nancy
  • Photography: Jean-Pierre Porcher et AAD
  • Contractor / Contracting Authority: CIRMAD
  • Team: Philippe MONJARET, Project Director, Typhaine BLANCHET, Project Manager
  • BET TCE: Pertuy Construction
  • BET Facade: VP Green
  • Perspective: Typhaine BLANCHET
  • Surface Area: 10 200 m2 SHON.
  • Project: BBC – 20, HeE
  • Cost: 15 000 000 € HT

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The House in Cassà, Spain by Ricard Galiana Nadal . arquitecte

 
March 19th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Ricard Galiana Nadal . arquitecte

“The House in Cassà project is a detached single-family house built in a new neighborhood in Cassà de la Selva (Girona). The house is situated in a plot with a small slope facing the south which is divided in two different levels. The upper level hosts the main rooms and swimming pool whereas the lower level accommodates the garden and the parking. The main rooms are distributed along a single floor divided in two concrete blocks –“night and day areas”– , with a double-height living room and a mezzanine creating a transparent space connecting both blocks. The two blocks offer the needed degree of privacy to each space while taking into consideration the private views, the street, the forest and the solar orientation. The northern backyard provides a pedestrian access in contact with the forest. The south porch-terrace faces the swimming pool.”

Image Courtesy © Nani Pujol

Image Courtesy © Nani Pujol

  • Architects: Ricard Galiana Nadal . arquitecte, Yago Oliva
  • Project: The House in Cassà
  • Location: Cassà de la Selva. (Girona), Spain
  • Photography: Nani Pujol
  • Developer: private
  • Construction period: 2012-2014
  • Surface: 580 m2.
  • Budget: 1.000.000 €

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MAISON DES DANSES in Bordeaux, France by adh [doazan+hirschberger&associés]

 
March 19th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: adh [doazan+hirschberger&associés]

A few steps away from St Jean Station,the Maison des Danses strengthens the artistic and educational vocation of the neighborhood,along with the Conservatory of Bordeaux and the School of Fine Arts.

The “Maisons des Danses” is part of Bordeaux’s traditional spirit,and offers cultural facilities open to choreography and the world.

Image Courtesy © HervéAbbadie

Image Courtesy © HervéAbbadie

  • Architects: adh [doazan+hirschberger&associés]
  • Project: MAISON DES DANSES
  • Location: Bordeaux, France
  • Photography: HervéAbbadie
  • Architects in charge: Benoîte Doazan, Nicolas Novello, Stéphane Hirschberger
  • Project Management: Adh[doazan+hirschberger&associés],architects |altia, acoustics expert| architecture& technique scenographer |cetab bettce,economist| pixelum,lightconception
  • Area: 1000 m2
  • Year: 2012
  • Acoustics expert: altia
  • Light conception: pixelum
  • Economist: cetab
  • Scenographer: architecture & technique

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A House in Badalona, Spain by 08023 · Architecture + Design + Ideas

 
March 19th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: 08023 · Architecture + Design + Ideas

The goal of this project, at the explicit request of the owners, is to combine modern architecture with recovered elements from other buildings in a harmonious contrast between old and new.

The result is an open plan sunny architecture, flooded with light. An architecture that is sensitive to the history of objects and recover their memory in a new home.

Image Courtesy © Simón García

Image Courtesy © Simón García

  • Architects: 08023 · Architecture + Design + Ideas (Cristina Mora + David Jiménez Architects)
  • Project: A House in Badalona, Spain
  • Location: Badalona, Barcelona – Spain
  • Photography: Simón García
  • Project started: October 2012
  • End of the works: Diciembre 2013
  • Built Area: GF 150 sqm + FF 150 sqm + Basement 150 sqm
  • Builder: Quality Homes Factory S.L.

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Besiktas Quarter Complex in Istanbul, Turkey by 34 Architects – 34 Mimarlık

 
March 19th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: 34 Architects – 34 Mimarlık

The project has been carried out as a proposal to unify service units of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and Besiktas Municipality, at district levels.

Image Courtesy © Altkat Architectural Photography

Image Courtesy © Altkat Architectural Photography

  • Architects: 34 Architects – 34 Mimarlık
  • Project: Besiktas Quarter Complex
  • Location: BesiktasIstanbul, Turkey
  • Photography: Altkat Architectural Photography
  • Project Managers: Cenk Saracoglu, Zeynep Bahar
  • Client: Besiktas Municipality
  • Year: 2014

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ALD Automotive head office in Hoofddorp, Netherlands by Ex Interiors designs

 
March 19th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Ex Interiors designs

Mobility, experience, connecting, inspiring, meeting and moving. Ex Interiors has used these themes to create a new, exceptional interior for the ALD Automotive head office including the Mobility Experience Centre in Hoofddorp. By way of an AV carousel of 19 screens, visitors can undergo a 360 degree visual experience. Staff are given activity-related work stations, the bulk of which are not person-related with plenty of in-between space to meet each other. 

Image Courtesy © Alexander van Berge

Image Courtesy © Alexander van Berge

  • Architects: Ex Interiors designs
  • Project: ALD Automotive head office
  • Location: Hoeksteen 60, Hoofddorp
  • Photography: Alexander van Berge
  • Mobility Experience Centre in cooperation with: Tinker Imagineers
  • Client: ALD Automotive
  • Design completion: December 2013 – September 2014
  • Contractor: Intermontage
  • Interior building: IBP Interieurbouw
  • Project management: Conclusion
  • Lighting advice: Arpalight
  • Catering advice: Vijverborgh
  • Carpet manufacturer: Desso
  • Supplier of individual furniture: !Pet

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VILLA CRISS-CROSS ENVELOPE in Ljubljana, Slovenia by OFIS ARCHITECTS

 
March 19th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: OFIS ARCHITECTS 

The Villa is located in the Mirje Suburbs within the city center of Ljubljana, Slovenia. The street of the villa runs perpendicular to the ancient Roman Wall and continues into a pedestrian passageway under the stone pyramid designed by Plecnik (as part his reconstruction project along the wall). The Villa’s new structure embeds an existing retaining wall along the street front. By incorporating the wall as part of the new construction, the new house keeps original position on this street in an axial alignment to the pyramid.

Image Courtesy © Tomaz Gregoric

Image Courtesy © Tomaz Gregoric

  • Architects: OFIS ARCHITECTS
  • Project: VILLA CRISS-CROSS ENVELOPE
  • Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Photography: Tomaz Gregoric
  • Status: Project 2012, Construction start 2013, Completion 2015
  • Area: 340 m2
  • Project team: Rok Oman, Spela Videcnik, Janez Martincic, Andrej Gregoric, Jade Manbodh, Elisa Ribilotta, Maria Della Mea, Lukasz Czech, Istvan Jenei, Dora Kljenak, Marko Gusic, Jan Celeda, Tanja Veselic, Carlos García-Almonacid,  Marija Barovic, Jamie Lee, Polina Isyanyulova, Dani Kaludjerovic, Daniel Muniz Domínguez, Nika Zufic, Marta Vela, Aubin Gastineau, Catarina Cristovinho, Maria Trnovska, Estefanía Lopez Tornay, Jolien Maes, Katarina Lampic, Sabrina Cep

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Villa New Water in Westland, The Netherlands by Waterstudio.NL

 
March 19th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Waterstudio.NL

From the very first moment of seeing the location for this villa, Koen Olthuis, architect and founder of Waterstudio.NL, set out to design a subtle villa that would complement its surroundings and enhance the  experience of its surroundings. In order to maintain the rural character of the location, in the project the New Water, the assignment came with strict regulations which limited the volume allowed above the ground level. These limitations eventually proved to give rise to a rather sophisticated design filled with spatial solutions.

Image Courtesy © Architect Koen Olthuis – Waterstudio.NL

Image Courtesy © Architect Koen Olthuis – Waterstudio.NL

  • Architects: Waterstudio.NL
  • Project: Villa New Water
  • Location: Westland, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Architect Koen Olthuis – Waterstudio.NL
  • Architect Team: Koen Olthuis – Waterstudio.NL
  • Client: Van der Arend Family
  • Contractor: Van Leent Bouwbedrijf
  • Completion: July 2014

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House in Vilnius, Lithuania by D|Style

 
March 19th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: D|Style

From the architect. Interior salon Distyle has completed installation of individual residential home. Distyle, in collaboration with its partners, supervised all phases of home construction from design to home furnishing and placing keys to a customer.

Image Courtesy © DGFotografija

Image Courtesy © DGFotografija

  • Architects: D|Style
  • Project: House in Vilnius
  • Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Photography: DGFotografija
  • Architects In Charge: Antanas Dominas, Tomas Jasiulis
  • Area: 235.0 sqm
  • Year: 2014

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Lucky Coin in Hong Kong, China by 100architects

 
March 18th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: 100architects

This project is located in Hong Kong, next to the delta of the Pearl River in the public pier of Kowloon, facing Hong Kong Island.

The site is just besides multiple cultural venues such as the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong Museum of Arts and the Hong Kong Space Museum among others.

Image Courtesy © 100architects

Image Courtesy © 100architects

  • Architects: 100architects
  • Project: Lucky Coin
  • Location: Hong Kong, China
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Photoshop, Rhinoceros 5.0

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