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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.

SCHOOL COMPLEX BUFFON in Roubaix, France by TANK ARCHITECTES

 
May 14th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: TANK ARCHITECTES 

The school complex Buffon is the rehabilitation and extension of existing school equipment, dating from the seventies and combining nursery and elementary schools, respecting German label Passivhaus. The project redefined the new unit around a sweet and sensitive materiality favoring the use of wood and prefabrication. The project balances between opening towards the popular district around and Child Protection within the school. Spaces are requalified to offer a generous relationship outside.

Image Courtesy © Julien Lanoo

Image Courtesy © Julien Lanoo

  • Architects: TANK ARCHITECTES (Olivier Camus & Lydéric Veauvy)
  • Project: SCHOOL COMPLEX BUFFON
  • Location: Roubaix, France
  • Photography: Julien Lanoo
  • Collaborating architect: Franck Landrot, TANK ARCHITECTES
  • Completion date: Delivered december 2011
  • Site area: 5 560 sqm
  • Construction area: 4 160 sqm
  • Cost: 9.5 M € HT
  • Materials of façade: wood

Collaboration

  • General contractor: Ramery Bâtiment

Engineering studies

  • Structure: Most
  • Engineering: Sodeg Ingénierie
  • Kitchens: Beha Legrand
  • Sustainable: dvlpt  Solener

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THE DANISH ARMED FORCES in Aalborg, Denmark by ADEPT

 
May 14th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source:  ADEPT

ADEPT, together with COWI engineers, local Aalborg NORD Arkitekter and GHB Landscape Architects, are behind the winning proposal for an innovative and sustainable building strategy for the Aalborg Barracks. The project includes 9.000 m2 of new buildings planned for completion in 2016.

Image Courtesy ©  ADEPT / doug&wolf

Image Courtesy © ADEPT / doug&wolf

  • Architects: ADEPT
  • Project: THE DANISH ARMED FORCES
  • Location: Aalborg, Denmark
  • Photography: ADEPT / doug & wolf, ADEPT
  • Software used: Adobe Creative Suite  CC, Sketchup 2014,  Vray 2.0 and Autocad LT 2014

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Campagneplein ‘Sky’, Twente University in Enschede, Netherlands by arons en gelauff architecten

 
May 14th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: arons en gelauff architecten

These two student dormitories – a courtyard building in the forest and a high-rise building with a climbing wall – stand on the campus of Enschede University in the East of the Netherlands. Thanks to a functional mix of housing, study and leisure and the arrangement of the buildings as solitaires in the landscape, the university compound from the 1950’s is one of the few real campuses in the Netherlands.

Image Courtesy ©   Jeroen Musch

Image Courtesy © Jeroen Musch

  • Architects: arons en gelauff architecten
  • Project: Campagneplein ‘Sky’, Twente University
  • Location: Enschede, Netherlands
  • Photography: Jeroen Musch
  • Design period: 2005 -2007
  • Construction period: 2006 – 2008
  • Completion September: 2008
  • Client Housing association: De Veste, Ommen
  • Architectural team: Arjan van der Weide, Menno Mekes, Arjan Pot, Aldrik, Stegenga, Thomas Krarup, Mahir Dündar, Oliver Rasche.
  • Contractor: Plegt-Vos Oost, Oldenzaal
  • Installation contractor: Loohuis installatietechnieken, Tubbergen
  • Architectural engineer: Bartels Ingenieurs voor Bouw & Infra, Enschede
  • Building physics: Nelissen Ingenieursbureau bv, Eindhoven
  • Installation engineer: Nelissen Ingenieursbureau bv, Eindhoven
  • Programme: student hosuing, commercial space
  • Residential space: 87 student housing apartments
  • Commercial space: 1.260m² commercial space
  • Building volume: 16,840 m³
  • Building area: 5,027 m²
  • Residential area: 2,774 m²
  • Total site area: 1,232 m²
  • Built site area: 1,232 m²

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28th Street Apartments in Los Angeles, California by Koning Eizenberg Architecture, Inc.

 
May 14th, 2014 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Koning Eizenberg Architecture, Inc. 

This project restored a 1926 YMCA building, designed by noted African American architect Paul R. Williams and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and added a new five-story building at the rear of the existing structure.

Image Courtesy © Eric Staudenmaier

Image Courtesy © Eric Staudenmaier

  • Architects: Koning Eizenberg Architecture, Inc.
  • Project: 28th Street Apartments
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Photography: Eric Staudenmaier
  • Architectural Conservator: Williams Art Conservation, Inc.
  • Construction Manager: AMJ Construction
  • Contractor: Alpha Construction Co., Inc.
  • Engineer – Structural: Parker Resnick Structural Engineers

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Kings Beach Housing Now in California by YHLA Architects

 
May 14th, 2014 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: YHLA Architects

This project provides affordable workforce housing for low-income workers and families who previously lived in dilapidated, substandard housing in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Consisting of nine buildings located on five scattered sites (named Chipmunk, Deer, Fox, Trout, and Brook), Kings Beach Housing Now provides 77 LEED Silver apartments that reduce negative impacts on the environment, reuse infill land, and preserve Tahoe’s beautiful open spaces.

Chipmunk

Image Courtesy © Tom Zikas Photography

  • Architects: YHLA Architects
  • Project: Kings Beach Housing Now
  • Location: California, U.S.A
  • Photography: Tom Zikas Photography
  • Acoustical Consultant: Bollard Acoustical Consultants
  • Consultant: Telesto Nevada, Inc.
  • Consultant: Harris & Sloan Consulting Group, Inc.
  • Contractor: Brown Construction, Inc.
  • Engineer Civil/Geotechnical: Marvin E. Davis & Associates, Inc.
  • Engineer Electrical: Sacramento Engineering Consultants
  • Engineer Mechanical/Plumbing: Sacramento Engineering Consultants
  • Engineer Structural: Wood Rodgers
  • Landscape Architect: Garth Ruffner Landscape Architect
  • Owner: Domus Development.

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Emergency Call Center (CMISU) in Bucharest, Cotroceni str. , Romania by Urban Office

 
May 14th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Urban Office

Image Courtesy © Urban Office

Image Courtesy © Urban Office

  • Architects: Urban Office (Lilian Captari)
  • Project: Emergency Call Center (CMISU)
  • Location: Bucharest, Cotroceni str. , Romania
  • Project: 2 storey public /office building
  • Gross floor area: ~8000 sqm
  • Land area: ~6000 sqm
  • Design: 2011
  • Status: construction 2014

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LAS ARENAS in Barcelona, Spain by Alonso Balaguer and Associated Architects

 
May 14th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source:  Alonso Balaguer and Associated Architects

In spite of the fact that the former bullring, in disuse since 1989 and with a neo-mudéjar style, didn’t actually have high architectural value, it was clear that, being poised in such an impressive location for more than a century, this site was really in the minds of every citizen, and its symbolic value lead to a suitable preservation. That’s why the architectural answer, already from the first outlines, was orientated towards its maintenance as a second skin of the new building. Nevertheless, such preservation met great technical complexity: first, an evident physical deterioration; second, a strange height, four meters above the nearby streets. The technical effort was worth it, in the end to present a strong, atypical cylindrical form.

Image Courtesy ©  Josep Maria Mills, David Cardelús, Luis Alonso

Image Courtesy © Josep Maria Mills, David Cardelús, Luis Alonso

  • Architects: Alonso Balaguer and Associated Architects (Rogers, Stirk, Harbour and Partners)
  • Project: LAS ARENAS
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: Josep Maria Mills / David Cardelús / Luis Alonso
  • Customer / Client: Company of New Bullring, SL / Metrovacesa
  • Structural Engineering: BOMA (Brufau Obiol, Moya and Associates)
  • Engineering Facilities: JG ASSOCIATES
  • Project Management: Bovis Lend Lease
  • Manufacturer: Dragados
  • Project Year: 2000
  • Implementation period: 2005 – 2011
  • Area: 105,000 m²
  • Construction cost: € 130 million

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Sierra Bonita Housing in West Hollyood, California by Patrick Tighe Architecture

 
May 13th, 2014 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Patrick Tighe Architecture

The design challenge of this project—the first all-affordable mixed-use development in West Hollywood and the first designed and completed according to the city’s new Green Building Ordinance—was to fit the desired 42 accessible units on a 13,000-square-foot site and within a 50-foot height limit. The design used minimal exterior setbacks and reversed the typical unit layout—locating the bedrooms along the interior building courtyard and the living areas on the street side—to capitalize on views and natural light.

Image Courtesy ©   Art Gray Photography

Image Courtesy © Art Gray Photography

  • Architects: Patrick Tighe Architecture
  • Project: Sierra Bonita Housing
  • Location: West Hollyood, California, U.S.A
  • Photography: Art Gray Photography
  • Engineer Structural: Gilsanz Murry Steficek
  • Landscape Architect: AHBE Landscape
  • Owner: West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation.

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Jose Vasconcelos Public Library in Mexico City, Mexico by Pascal Arquitectos

 
May 13th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Pascal Arquitectos

Why build a library today? seems absurd, it would be more logical to build a museum for books.

This would be like a mausoleum, a masterpiece of our last president who in a patron’s act wanted to be remembered and transcend through its materiality.His intentions were to mimic what was done with the construction of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao; to trigger the real estate recovery of the zone by creating added value to de adjacent land.

Image Courtesy © Pascal Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Pascal Arquitectos

  • Architects: Pascal Arquitectos 
  • Project: Jose Vasconcelos Public Library
  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Software used: it is drawn in AutoCAD

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9 storey residential building in Bucharest, Romania by URBAN OFFICE

 
May 13th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: URBAN OFFICE

Image Courtesy ©  URBAN OFFICE

Image Courtesy © URBAN OFFICE

  • Architects: URBAN OFFICE
  • Project: 9 storey residential building
  • Location: Bucharest, Romania
  • Software used: Rhino 3d, Autocad, 3ds Max
  • Gross area: 3 792.85 sqm
  • Site area: 921.60 sqm
  • Design: 2005-2010
  • Status: construction

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