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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.

SCAPE in Montpellier, FRANCE by NAS architecture

 
July 19th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: NAS architecture

For the 10 years of the Festival of Lively Architecture and in an as exceptional place as the hotel Saint Côme’s courtyard, the biad for the main Pavilion must be thoughtful and contextual . It seemed important to use the differents elements that punctuate the courtyard as a basis for the overall development of the pavilion’s shape. Begining from the ground, the pavilion unfolds in a multitude of random steps that can serve as reading spaces for visitors, rest or stages for the various events that take place during the Festival. The pavilion includes columns that surround it to form a large reception area for the public. Because of its shape and generosity, that interiority intrigue, consisting of a wall set design, this space becomes a place of informations and meetings around the Festival.

Image Courtesy © Paul KOZLOWSKI

Image Courtesy © Paul KOZLOWSKI

  • Architects: NAS architecture (Hadrien BALALUD DE SAINT JEAN, Guillaume GIRAUD, Johan LAURE)
  • Project: SCAPE
  • Location: Montpellier, FRANCE 
  • Photography: Paul KOZLOWSKI
  • Software used: Revit, Autodesk
  • Client: Festival of Lively Architecture (FAV)
  • Project Area : 30 sqm
  • Delivery date: June 2015

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“Contemporary residential block in Clerkenwell designed by former Conran Director” in London by Doone Silver Architects

 
July 19th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Doone Silver Architects 

Located in the heart of Clerkenwell, 63 Compton Street is a four-storey apartment  building, created for Nord Development. Replacing a 2-storey electrical substation,  the scheme adjoins a listed former public house and responds sensitively to the constraints  of a conservation area. From the street, the building ‘reads’ as a 3-storey  structure; the fourth storey is set back from the street, concealed behind a brick  parapet and creating a generous terrace.

Image Courtesy © Doone Silver Architects

Image Courtesy © Doone Silver Architects

  • Architects: Doone Silver Architects
  • Project: Contemporary residential block in Clerkenwell designed by former Conran Director
  • Location: Clerkenwell, London, UK
  • Client: Nord Development
  • Structural Engineer: Heyne Tillett Steel
  • M&E: Peter Deer Associates
  • Planning consultant: Savills
  • Cost consultant: Jackson Coles
  • Area: 538sqm
  • Cost: £1.3million

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Magnolia Remodel in Seattle, Washington by SHED Architecture & Design

 
July 17th, 2015 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: SHED Architecture & Design

The owners saw potential in this 1914 craftsman home when they bought it in 2013. The Seattle family had the intention of restoring the home’s original details while also making modern modifications to the traditional layout on the main floor. Influenced by years of living in Japan, the clients wanted a clean and simple aesthetic to suit their minimal lifestyle. The central challenge for SHED Architecture & Design was to rework the floor plan to improve the primary flow of the space. The firm made modifications to the main floor to create a feeling of continuity from the entryway to the backyard while remaining sympathetic to the structure’s native form. The Seattlebased architecture firm manipulated and built upon existing geometry to subtly introduce a new kitchen, bath, laundry and outdoor space that compliment the home’s original bay windows, angled walls and oak floors.

Image Courtesy © Mark Woods

Image Courtesy © Mark Woods

  • Architects: SHED Architecture & Design
  • Project: Magnolia Remodel
  • Location: Seattle, Washington
  • Photography: Mark Woods
  • Structural Engineer: Todd Perbix
  • Square Footage: 1,870

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Ecuador Expo in Milan, Italy by Zorrozua & Associates

 
July 17th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Zorrozua & Associates

ZORROZUA y ASOCIADOS as part of the Expo Milan 2015 Consortium, and with a proven track record in different sectors including architecture,  museography and interior design,  was tasked with the design, work  and project management of the Ecuador pavilion at Expo Milan 2015.

Image Courtesy © Zorrozua & Associates

Image Courtesy © Zorrozua & Associates

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WIESE in Stockerau, Lower Austria by synn architekten ZT-OG

 
July 17th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: synn architekten ZT-OG

Balancing the efficient use of land with private parking needs requires creativeness and a new way of thinking. The ideal solution was found by providing capacity under the houses, claiming more space for outdoor activities and gardens while creating a pleasant living environment. The existing topography provided the ideal location for five refined spilt-level townhouses in a beautifully situated prominent area in Stockerau. An inclining interior wall acts as a divide between each dwelling; and the feature is mirrored once more in the street level view. The parking area leads comfortably down to the kitchen/dining area and smoothly flows up towards the bedroom area. Situated in the southern corner, two semi-detached properties are formed from a crystal-shaped exterior. Each property comes complete with private gardens.

Image Courtesy © synn architekten ZT-OG

Image Courtesy © synn architekten ZT-OG

  • Architects: synn architekten ZT-OG 
  • Project: WIESE
  • Location: Stockerau, Lower Austria
  • Client: GEBÖS – Gemeinnützige Baugenossenschaft Österreichischer Siedler und Mieter
  • Structure: Brick
  • Landscape Planners: zwoPK Landschaftsarchitektur
  • Useable Area: ca. 740m2
  • State: Finished
  • Construction: October 2013- March 2015

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Pop Up Luggage Space with elevated terrace in Rotterdam, Netherlands by TomDavid Architects

 
July 17th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Tom David Architects

The number of cruise ships coming to Rotterdam and docking at the Cruise Terminal is increasing each year. To cope with this growth and associated baggage handling, TomDavid Architects have designed an industrial structure that brings together business and pleasure: a Pop Up Luggage Space (P.U.L.S.) with an elevated terrace providing stunning views over the river and of Rotterdam’s skyline.

Image Courtesy © TomDavid Architects

Image Courtesy © TomDavid Architects

  • Architects: TomDavid Architects
  • Project: Pop Up Luggage Space with elevated terrace
  • Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Client: Port of Rotterdam | Cruise Port Rotterdam
  • Partners in charge: Tom van Odijk and David Baars
  • Structural engineer: ABT Delft

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Park House in Madrid, Spain by A-cero

 
July 17th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: A-cero 

A-cero presents one of his last works in single family house. It is a residence of 1250 sqm built on a plot of 1,700 sqm.

Access from the street is produced by an entrance for vehicles and people but with separate application. All the limit of the plot is enclosed with a fence designed by A-cero made in the stone itself housing and black galvanized steel. The plot has a manicured garden noted for its practicality and consistency with the architecture of the house. The facade is made of limestone and black glass. In this case, Joaquín Torres and Rafael Llamazares project a more orthogonal design following the clients preferences, although the essence of the A-cero style. Are remarkable volumes in stone overhangs and large glass panels in black.

Image Courtesy © Roi Alonso

Image Courtesy © Roi Alonso

  • Architects: A-cero 
  • Project: Park House
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: Roi Alonso
  • Architect director: Joaquín Torres
  • Partner Architect : Rafael Llamazares
  • Date of project: March 2015

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KHVatec Headquarter in Seoul, Korea by THE_SYSTEM LAB

 
July 17th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: THE_SYSTEM LAB

In 2010, when the architects were invited to the concept design phase, it was widespread that the area including the site would transform into a commercial zone (change in Floor-Area Ratio to occur: 250% ? 400%) within next 10 years. The client required three important factors into the design. First, the design should not stand out alone from the neighboring buildings, but still acquire the company¡¯s brand image. Second, to consider that it is IT related company therefore requires high-security, which limits openings. Third, to include a small theater and a gallery for the employees and the public in respect to cultural context that will continue from Seoul Art Center (note that Seoul Art Center is in close proximity of KHvatec Headquarters).

Image Courtesy © Yongkwan Kim

Image Courtesy © Yongkwan Kim

Dilido Residence in Miami Beach, Florida by [STRANG] Architecture

 
July 17th, 2015 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: [STRANG] Architecture

Built on speculation, this tropical modern residence is located on DiLido Island in Miami Beach.   Open water views of Biscayne Bay informed the design of this six-bedroom home. The Master Suite and Great Room feature walls of glass, while generous overhangs protect the home from the elements.  Natural light floods the entire home as a result of a strategically placed entry courtyard.  The home is currently offered for sale for $13,800,000 through Calibre International Realty.

Image Courtesy © Blue Ocean Photography

Image Courtesy © Blue Ocean Photography

  • Architects: [STRANG] Architecture
  • Project: Dilido Residence 
  • Location: Miami Beach, Florida
  • Photography: Blue Ocean Photography
  • Software used: Sketchup Pro, AutoCad
  • Project Team: 
Maria Ascoli, Max Strang
  • Project Management: Alexandra Mangimelli
  • Status: 
Completed, 2015

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Casa F – Transforming a museum into house in Rotterdam, Netherlands by PEÑA architecture

 
July 17th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: PEÑA architecture

In 2010 the former Kralings Museum at the Hoflaan was transformed into a luxury apartment building. The building consists of three apartments with a common entrance and a lift to the upper floors. The project Casa F involves the apartment on the second floor and contains 193 m2 with 25 m2 of outdoor space.

from game/sitting room looking towards the sitting area, Image Courtesy © Maarten Laupman

from game/sitting room looking towards the sitting area, Image Courtesy © Maarten Laupman

  • Architects: PEÑA architecture
  • Project: Casa F – Transforming a museum into house
  • Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Photography: Maarten Laupman
  • Project architect: Gabriel R. Peña
  • Client: Confidential
  • Gross surface area: 193 M2 living, 25 M2 terrace

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