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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.


March 9th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal


Graceful Dance of Shower Curtains

Hotel room is a temporary private space and there is a specific manner of partition for each guest, which produces feeling of comfort and calmness. It is not always constant and varies depending on feeling of the day and time. This room has no partition and instead there are only three shower curtains. Here, the guest can move each shower curtain when necessary and change the manner of partition freely with elaboration.

Image Courtesy © Yasunori Shimomura

  • Architects: MIFUNE DESIGN STUDIO (Yasutoshi Mifune)
  • Project: ROOM 211 (HOTEL T’POINT)
  • Location: Osaka, Japan
  • Photography: Yasunori Shimomura
  • Type: hotel room
  • Year: 2011
  • Client: HOTEL T’POINT
  • Area: 42 sqm
  • Materials: shower curtain, plaster, concrete
  • Builder: Obai carpentry shop

GRAFT Wins Competition to Restore and Extend Youth Hostel in Munich

March 7th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: GRAFT

Meeting place between origins and departure

The Bavarian association of German youth hostels invited five architecture studios to design the modernization of one of Germany’s oldest hostels located in the city center of Munich. The main focus was put on the extension of the existing building with an innovative and high quality design complex that allows experiencing the fundamental values of the successful institution in a new way.

Image Courtesy © GRAFT

  • Architects: GRAFT
  • Project: GRAFT Wins Competition to Restore and Extend Youth Hostel in Munich
  • Location: Munich, Germany

Vacation Home in Messines Gatineau, Quebec, Canada by Anik Péloquin architecte

March 7th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Anik Péloquin architecte

This small home located in the middle of the woods was designed for 2 outdoor enthusiasts. This lakefront house is situated on a steep terrain in Gatineau. To reduce construction costs and minimise impact on the ecosystem, it sits on the foundations of an old 24′-0″x36′-0″ chalet. A large partly-covered deck runs along 3 sides of the house. It is an integral part of the house’s architecture and provides extra living space during summer.

Image Courtesy © Alberto Biscaro

  • Architects: Anik Péloquin architecte
  • Project: Vacation Home in Messines
  • Location: Messines Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
  • Photography: Alberto Biscaro
  • Project Manager: Anik Péloquin
  • Engineer: Les consultants Yves Augé et associés
  • Contractor: Construction Sébastien Raineault
  • Landscaper: F.J. Richer paysagistes
  • Project surface area: 1,200 sq.ft
  • Finalisation date: March 2013

O Dispensing Pharmacy in Ogaki city, Japan by ninkipen!

March 7th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: ninkipen!

This is a new construction for a pharmacy in front of a general hospital.

We considered how the architecture itself could become a symbol in the town, but unlike other pharmacies filling the streets with big, showy graphic signage.

Image Courtesy © Hiroki kawata

  • Architects: ninkipen! (Yasuo Imazu)
  • Project: O Dispensing Pharmacy
  • Location: Ogaki city, Japan
  • Photography: Hiroki kawata
  • Stractual engineer: Yosiki Mondo
  • Use: dispensing pharmacy
  • Completion: 2013.12
  • Site area: 177.00m2
  • Building area: 106.50m2
  • Total floor area: 172.14m2

Solar Winds Cultural Arts Center by Michael Jantzen

March 7th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Michael Jantzen

The Solar Winds Cultural Arts Center is a design proposal for a large solar and wind powered structure dedicated to a wide variety of cultural arts activities. The center is composed of seven conical shaped modular structures that are merged together at their bases.

Image Courtesy © Michael Jantzen

  • Architects: Michael Jantzen
  • Project: Solar Winds Cultural Arts Center
  • Status: Unbuilt

Pepperidge Farm by Perkins Eastman

March 7th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Perkins Eastman

From its modest beginnings in a home kitchen in the late 1930s to its international renown as a billion-dollar brand today, the legacy of Pepperidge Farm is one of thoughtful innovation and an overall commitment to integrity and quality.

When the company needed to expand its corporate headquarters to better support business activities and meet market expectations, they looked to Perkins Eastman to help them reflect on their culture and reposition their work environment to support future needs.

Pepperidge Farm, Factory Dusk, Copyright Paúl Rivera, ArchPhoto

  • Architects: Perkins Eastman
  • Project: Pepperidge Farm
  • Photography: Paúl Rivera

The new Red’s True Barbecue Restaurant & Bar in Manchester by Blacksheep.

March 7th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Blacksheep.

Blacksheep design and branding studio have recently revealed their latest design for the new Red’s True Barbecue restaurant and bar, which officially opened on the 13th of February in the heart of Manchester’s Albert Square. With the brand already proving a big hit in Leeds, owners James Douglas and Scott Munro approached Blacksheep to design a new restaurant and bar that would reflect the character of the Red’s experience, a concept drawn deep from the love of traditional American low n slow style barbecuing.

Image Courtesy © Blacksheep.

  • Architects: Blacksheep.
  • Project: The new Red’s True Barbecue Restaurant & Bar
  • Location: Manchester

Restoration and redesign of the Grand-Palais des Champs-Élysées in Paris, France by by LAN Architecture

March 6th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: LAN Architecture


To our contemporary eyes, the Grand Palais is both an idea and a symbol of modernity. It is a hybrid building in terms of its architecture, its usage and its history. Neither a museum nor a simple monument, its architecture has an identity all its own, centered around the notion of a “culture machine,” a spatial means for hosting a vast diversity of events and audiences that exponentially exalts the site’s “universal” and “republican” vocation. The restoration and restructuring of the entire monument affords us the chance to reinforce this aspiration.

Image Courtesy © LAN Architecture

  • Architects: LAN Architecture
  • Project: Restoration and redesign of the Grand-Palais des Champs-Élysées
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Competitive dialogue: 2013-2014
  • Client: Réunion des Monuments Nationaux – Grand-Palais
  • Budget: € 130 M. excl. VAT
  • Surface: 70 623 m²
  • Team: LAN (mandatory architect), Franck Boutté Consultants (sustainable design), Terrell (structure, façades, fluids), Michel Forgue (Quantitysurveyor), Systematica (flux), Lamoureux (acoustic), Casso (Fire protection and accessibilityengineers), CICAD (SCMC), BASE (landscaper), Mathieu Lehanneur (design).

Site development at the Familistère in Guise, France by h2o architectes

March 6th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: h2o architectes

The Familistère is a vast housing complex founded by Jean-Baptiste André Godin in 1859 in relation with the stove manufacturing business. Until 1968, this Social Palace was the theatre of a unique social experimentation in the industrial world: the Familistère was a sort of utopia for an industrial society composed like an urban transition between the town and the park of the city island nearby.

Image Courtesy © Stéphane Chalmeau

  • Architects: h2o architectes
  • Project: Site development at the Familistère
  • Location: Guise, France
  • Photography: Stéphane Chalmeau ,FkP
  • Software used: Rhino
  • Program: Public space of the Familistère in Guise (4Ha), , Shared space 20Km/h, Footbridge, bridge extension, urban furniture (bench, signage), lighting.
  • Client: Syndicat Mixte du Familistère Godin
  • SEDA:  Société d’Equipement du Département de l’Aisne.
  • Team: h2o architectes (lead architect) , Michel Desvigne Paysagiste (landscape architect), France Aires (Exterior infrastructure Engineer), , HDA (structure engineer).
  • Specificity: Classified Site for Historical Monuments
  • Surface: 4 Hectare
  • Construction cost: 3 000 000 € HT
  • Date: Delivered Janvier 2014

CASTILLO DE LA LUZ MUSEUM in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain by Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos

March 6th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos

The first governor of the Canary Islands ordered the construction of a tower at the end of the fifteenth century, and when it was extended a few years later, the space located between the tower and the new perimeter walls was filled with earth to increase the building’s strength and resistance. That purely defensive need would become the structuring argument of our architectural proposal for the Castillo de La Luz. Located in La Isleta, the isthmus at which the Castilian ships protecting the city arrived, it concealed those primitive walls originally beaten by the sea.

Image Courtesy © Roland Halbe

  • Architects: Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos
  • Location: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
  • Photography: Roland Halbe
  • Client: Ministry of Public Works of Spain
  • Property: Municipality of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  • Project Architect: Pedro Quero, Alexandra Sobral
  • Collaborators: Carlos Ballesteros, lago Blanco, Mauro Herrero, Juan Carlos Redondo
  • Site Supervision: Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos, S.L.P., Fuensanta Nieto – Enrique Sobejano, Miguel Mesas Izquierdo, José Mena, Edward Lynch, Technical Architects.
  • Structures: N.B.35, S.L.
  • Mechanical Engineer: Aguilera Ingenieros, S.A.
  • Models: Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos, S.L.P.
  • Project Date: 2000 (1st Phase) , 2006 (2nd Phase)
  • Construction: 2003-2004 (1st Phase), 2006-2013 (2nd Phase)
  • Construction Company: Dragados, S.A. (1st Phase), Trycsa_Técnicas de la Restauración y Construcciones, S.A. (2nd Phase)
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