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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.

Paulista Apartment in Pernambuco, Brazil by TRIPTYQUE ARCHITECTURE

 
August 14th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: TRIPTYQUE ARCHITECTURE

The “Paulista” project designed and renovated by Triptych is an exceptional residence. Inhabited by the spirit of São Paulo, the renewal of this architectural penthouse has been driven by two factors:

Image Courtesy © Robert Wagner

Image Courtesy © Robert Wagner

  • Architects: TRIPTYQUE ARCHITECTURE
  • Project: Paulista Apartment
  • Location: Paulista, Brazil
  • Photography: Matthew Salvaing, Robert Wagner
  • Net area: 520 m²
  • Total area: 840 m²
  • Associates: Greg Bousquet, Carolina Bueno, Guillaume Sibaud Olivier Raffaelli
  • General Coordinator: Luiz Trindade
  • Project Managers: Aline D’Avola, Isa Gebara.

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High School Thazin in Ayeyarwady Region, Myanmar by Ackermann+Raff

 
August 14th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Ackermann+Raff

The new high school project was developed in cooperation with the German NGO Projekt Burma. It is financed by donations and all participants involved are volunteers except the workers on site. The aim was to design a new building, which is not like the common school standard but more creative with a sustainable concept, which can be adapted by the locals.

Image Courtesy © Ackermann+Raff

Image Courtesy © Ackermann+Raff

  • Architects: Ackermann+Raff
  • Project: High School Thazin
  • Location: Ayeyarwady Region, Myanmar
  • Start of planning process: April 2013
  • Construction: October 2013 – February 2014
  • Costs: ca. ca. 90.000 USD, financed by donations
  • Usable net space: approx. 500 qm
  • Client: Projekt Burma e.V.

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Résidence Roy-Lawrence in Sutton, Canada by Chevalier Morales Architectes

 
August 14th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Chevalier Morales Architectes 

Located outside the village of Sutton, in Quebec’s eastern townships, the Roy-Lawrence Residence is set in a vast estate very much impregnated with the legacy of a Swiss immigrant family that came to Canada in the 1930’s. To this date, the surroundings of the residence are still defined by bucolic landscapes, iconic Swiss chalets and other buildings of similar nature that were erected along the years, always with a consistent touch of nostalgia.

Image Courtesy © Chevalier Morales Architectes

Image Courtesy © Chevalier Morales Architectes

  • Architects: Chevalier Morales Architectes
  • Project: Résidence Roy-Lawrence
  • Location: Sutton, Canada
  • Photography: Chevalier Morales Architects
  • Client’s name : Jean Roy / Marthe Lawrence
  • Project leaders: S. Chevalier / S. Morales
  • Design team : S Chevalier / S. Morales / J. Rondeau / P. Littée
  • Engineer :  Structure Pierre Gosselin
  • Landscape architect : Client
  • Contractor: Self-Construction / Client
  • Area : 276 m2
  • Budget: N/D
  • Completion date :Winter 2014

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4 Nurseries in Sartrouville, France by Schemaa

 
August 14th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Schemaa

The 4 Nurseries project has been designed into a former printing shop.

They are specific by a game of playful shapes and colors. This completes the project at several levels:

Image Courtesy © Sébastien Andréi

Image Courtesy © Sébastien Andréi

  • Architects: Schemaa
  • Project: 4 Nurseries
  • Location: Sartrouville, France
  • Photography: Sébastien Andréi
  • AREA: 490 m² SHON
  • FINISHED: 2013

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Casa 3 in Acapulco, México by At103

 
August 13th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: At103

The Project consists on the restoration and enlargement of an existing house in the old part of the city of Acapulco, Mexico. In the 50’s and 60’s, Acapulco was a Hollywood Town, full of glamour and money, where all the rich and famous— from John Wayne to John F Kennedy and Maria Felix—would meet, where good taste and modern architecture blended with the beautiful landscape of the bay and the cliffs. This has changed over the last decades: the city grew old, and no new infrastructure emerged, except in the classic area, to preserve its former contemporary city atmosphere.

Image Courtesy © Frida Escobedo & Adolfo Pardo

Image Courtesy © Frida Escobedo & Adolfo Pardo

  • Architects: At103, Francisco Pardo, Julio Amezcua
  • Project: Casa 3
  • Location: Acapulco, México
  • Photography: Frida Escobedo, Adolfo Pardo
  • Design Team: Jorge Vazquez, Aida Hurtado
  • Area: 600 m2
  • Year of Project: 2006
  • Year of Construction: 2007

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Conversion of st.Lukes Chapel in Bern, Switzerland by Morscher ArchItekten

 
August 13th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Morscher ArchItekten

The project involved converting a former chapel built in 1924 in Art Deco style in a Bern neighbourhood and totally defaced in a 1970s renovation into two new apartments. In order to keep the ground floor free of supports and retain the high church windows, the upper apartment was hung as a concrete cube in the former double-storey  nave.

Image Courtesy © Dominique Uldry

Image Courtesy © Dominique Uldry

  • Architects: Morscher ArchItekten
  • Project: Conversion of st.Lukes Chapel in Bern
  • Location: Bern, Switzerland
  • Photography: Dominique Uldry
  • Construction engineer: WAM Planer & Ingenieure
  • Building physics: Zeugin Bauberatungen
  • HVPAC Planning: Basler & Hofmann West

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Modern house in Vilagarcía de Arousa, Spain by Nan arquitectos

 
August 13th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Nan arquitectos 

“I would like a modern and cheap house for lease”

During the first meeting with the sponsor, the requirements for the house were clear, but a “modern house” is not the best way to start with the project definition. We were looking for a low- cost house that could satisfy the requirements from an ephemeral user. For that, we’ve chosen the simplicity of the design, distribution and construction.

Image Courtesy ©  Santos-Diez I BISimages

Image Courtesy © Santos-Diez I BISimages

  • Architects: Nan arquitectos  (Alberto F. Reiriz, Vicente Pillado, Wenceslao Lopez)
  • Project: Modern house
  • Location: Vilagarcía de Arousa, Spain
  • Photography: Santos-Diez I BISimages
  • Contributors: Eleazar Álvarez (arquitecto técnico)
  • Date: March de 2013
  • Area: 49m2

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Casa de Invierno in Jilotepec, Mexico by Lorenzo Alvarez Arquitectos

 
August 13th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Lorenzo Alvarez Arquitectos

A conservatory for plants and people; a lookout onto the garden and the night sky, sheltered from the elements. This extension to a rural retreat offers space for a growing family with a living room and special space for growing and enjoying plants from other climates. The light and transparent building is organized into five glass-panelled rooms, finish off with utility areas in two Stone volumes.

Image Courtesy © Onnis Luque

Image Courtesy © Onnis Luque

  • Architects: Lorenzo Alvarez Arquitectos
  • Project: Casa de Invierno
  • Location: Jilotepec, Estado de Mexico
  • Photography: Onnis Luque
  • Software used: SketchUp

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Pearl Bay Residence in Yzerfontein, South Africa by Gavin Maddock Design Studio

 
August 13th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Gavin Maddock Design Studio

This pristine contemporary home is located on the west coast 90kms north of Cape Town – bordered by a nature reserve and adjoining the ocean, Gavin Maddock describes it as ‘a glorious site’.

Image Courtesy © Adam Letch

Image Courtesy © Adam Letch

  • Architects: Gavin Maddock Design Studio
  • Project: Pearl Bay Residence
  • Location: Yzerfontein, West Coast, South Africa
  • Photography: Adam Letch
  • Interior design: Gavin Maddock Design Studio
  • CONTRACTOR: McNeil Construction
  • Structural Engineer: Hulme & Associates
  • Geotechnical Engineer: Kantey & Templer
  • Land Surveyor: Neil Spencer & Associates

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workhouse de scheepvaart in Schoten, Belgium by HUB

 
August 13th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: HUB

The workhouse is part of a complex situated alongside the canal which has a very original and distinct character thanks to its special typology and materialisation. Unlike traditional industrial ‘boxes’, the workhouse’s programmatic mix is rather peculiar: it includes a garage, workshops, offices and a caretaker’s residence.

View-of-the-sculptural-ending-to-the-side-on-which-both-channels-meet-¬-Allard-van-der-Hoek, Image Courtesy © Allard van der Hoek

View-of-the-sculptural-ending-to-the-side-on-which-both-channels-meet-¬-Allard-van-der-Hoek, Image Courtesy © Allard van der Hoek

  • Architects: HUB
  • Project: Workhouse de scheepvaart
  • Location: Schoten, Belgium
  • Photography: Allard van der Hoek

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