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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.

Journal Squared in Jersey City, NJ by HWKN and Handel Architects

 
November 6th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: HWKN and Handel Architects

The team from HWKN yesterday joined Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, owners The KRE Group and National Real Estate Advisors and other local dignitaries to celebrate the groundbreaking of Journal Squared, HWKN and Handel Architects’ highly-anticipated three-tower, mixed-use development adjacent to the Journal Square PATH Station that is expected to fuel the revitalization of the massive transportation hub and serve as the centerpiece of a resurgent urban neighborhood.

Image Courtesy © HWKN and Handel Architects

Image Courtesy © HWKN and Handel Architects

  • Architects: HWKN and Handel Architects
  • Project: Journal Squared
  • Location: Jersey City, NJ, USA
  • Size: 2,300,000 sq. ft. in 3 phases. Phase 1 currently under construction, containing 540 units.
  • Client: Kushner Real Estate Group, National Real Estate Advisors
  • Consultants: WSP Cantor Seinuk Inc. (structure), Barone Engineering Associates (MEP), Melillo + Bauer Associates, Inc. (landscape architect), Christopher Stevens LLC (Interiors), Bruce Mau Design (Identity), Bliss Fasman Inc. (Lighting Consultant), Van Deusen & Associates (Elevator Consultant), Israel Berger & Associates (Building Envelope Consultant), Dresdner Robin (Civil Engineers), Dolan and Dean Consulting Engineers, LLC (Traffic Consultant

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Anagram Office in Hauz Khas Enclave, New Delhi by Anagram Architects

 
November 6th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Anagram Architects

Anagram’s philosophy is reflected in the way the new office is designed. Much larger than the previous establishment, with long, broad tables and open plan spacing, the feeling harks back to the look and feel of the most basic architectural studio, despite the obvious presence of so many computers. The idea is to talk, discuss, debate, and evolve.

Image Courtesy © André J Fanthome

Image Courtesy © André J Fanthome

  • Architects: Anagram Architects
  • Project: Anagram Office
  • Location: K- 110, Basement, Hauz Khas Enclave, New Delhi-110016
  • Photography: André J Fanthome
  • Client: Anagram
  • Design Team: Vaibhav D  imri, Madhav Raman, Somya Chaturvedi, Ayush Prakash
  • Built -up Area : 12481 sqft.
  • Cost of project: 20 lacs
  • Year of Completion: 2013

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CM house in Bari, Italy by (dp)ª STUDIO

 
November 6th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: (dp)ª STUDIO

The project aims to re-design a unit of a semi-detached house in the old town centre of Sammichele di Bari, Italy. The house, built in the early 1900s, consists of four levels with a basement and the attic.

Image Courtesy © (dp)ª STUDIO

Image Courtesy © (dp)ª STUDIO

  • Architects: (dp)ª STUDIO
  • Project: CM house 
  • Location: Bari, Italy

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Studio Brasilia 27 – SB27 in Asa Sul, Brasil by Fabio Cherman

 
November 5th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Fabio Cherman

“Studio Brasilia 27 – SB27” is an apartment designed with multifunctional furniture.

Located in Asa Sul,Brasilia, Brasil, it’s the current residence of the Architect Fabio Cherman, where he sleeps, works, cooks, meets friends and even accommodates guests, all in only 27m2.

Image Courtesy © Fabio Cherman

Image Courtesy © Fabio Cherman

  • Architects: Fabio Cherman
  • Project: Studio Brasilia 27 – SB27
  • Location: Asa Sul, Brasil
  • Area: 27m2
  • Year: 2014

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The Digit by Anagram Architects

 
November 5th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Anagram Architects

The world of corporate marketing communication is all about grabbing eyeballs and our clients are one of the largest outdoor media companies in the country. Today, through outdoor or out-of-home (OOH) advertising, corporate brand identities are ubiquitous to the urban scape. An extremely potent form of communication, it relies heavily on high visual impact in  a fleetingly brief engagement.  Its clamorous visual language acts as an overlay or imprint on the urban built language. It intrepidly uses built volume and urban inserts to increase its visibility or to accent its messaging. Its contribution to urban culture ranges from adding to its chaotic visual cacophony to inspiring its street art.

Image Courtesy © André J Fanthome

Image Courtesy © André J Fanthome

  • Architects: Anagram Architects
  • Project: The Digit
  • Photography: André J Fanthome
  • Description: Corporate offices for an outdoor media company.
  • Project Built Area: 15000 sqft or 1400 sqm.
  • Year of completion: August 2014

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THE GATE RESIDENCE in Cairo, Egypt by Vincent Callebaut Architectures

 
November 5th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Vincent Callebaut Architectures

“It is time for Cairo to witness the creation of an iconic sustainable building that would express the future of the city Victorious , after decades of urban degradation and also after the recent flip page of unrest – it represents the demand to look into the peak guidance into the future which developers would seek to track.»Abraj Misr

Our Client «Abraj Misr»is developing a new site in a very strategic location in Cairo, on al Nozha Street in Nasr City (vital street). The site is neighbored with large
projects, either already 
constructed (e.g. City Stars) or 
under Construction (e.g. Delta
Development Project on Al Nasr
Road), or potential projects (e.g. Al Tayyar Land on Al Nasr Road). The site enjoys strong connections to Cairo Airport and main Cairo Arteriessuch as Al Nasr Road (Auto Strad) and Al Orouba Road.

Image Courtesy © Vincent Callebaut Architectures

Image Courtesy © Vincent Callebaut Architectures

  • Architects: Vincent Callebaut Architectures
  • Project: THE GATE RESIDENCE
  • Location: Heliopolis District, Cairo,Egypt
  • CLIENT: Abraj Misr, Urban Development
  • PROGRAM: 1000 Appartments, Offices and Shopping Mall
  • SURFACE AREA: 450 000 M²
  • BUDGET : EGP 4,5 bn.
  • START OF THE CONSTRUCTION : March 2015
  • DELIVERY: 2019
  • CURRENT PHASE: Schematic Design / Building Permit
  • GREEN CERTIFICATION: LEED Gold Plus
  • LOCAL ARCHITECT: K&A Design, Injaz Development
  • VCA’S TEAM: Agnès Martin, Jiaoyang Huang, Fabrice Zaini, MaguyDelrieu, Vincent Callebaut

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Kindred House in India by Anagram Architects

 
November 5th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Anagram Architects

Kindred House was conceived as the residence for two brothers and their families.

Unlike a traditional Indian family which usually spans three or more generations with strict filial hierarchies, the clients in this project are kindred nuclear families. Therefore, the design called for multiple social spaces of overlapping territories and usage along with specific zones for each family unit and family member. It seeks to house an environment where the teenage cousins are together fostered by the four parents.

Image Courtesy © André J Fanthome

Image Courtesy © André J Fanthome

  • Architects: Anagram Architects
  • Project: Kindred House
  • Location: India
  • Photography: André J Fanthome

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Birmingham New Street Station in England by AZPML

 
November 5th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: AZPML

A competition was launched by Network Rail and RIBA in December 2007 for the redesign of the proposed façade and Atrium area. The contest sought to find a visionary concept designer to create a landmark building and example of cutting edge architecture. Six practices were short-listed in February 2008; CRAB Studio, Foreign Office Architects, IDOM UK Ltd, LAB Architecture Studio, UN Studio and Rafael Viñoly Architects. The winning scheme of Foreign Office Architects was unveiled on the 18th September 2008. 

Image Courtesy © Network Rail and AZPML

Image Courtesy © Network Rail and AZPML

  • Architects: AZPML
  • Project: Birmingham New Street Station
  • Location: England
  • Client: Network Rail Ltd
  • Facade structure engineer: AKTII
  • M&E engineer: Hoare Lea
  • Project construction management: Mace
  • Executive architect: Atkins
  • Structural engineer: Atkins
  • M&E engineer: Atkins
  • QS: Faithful & Gould
  • John Lewis Int. Architect: Haskoll
  • AZPML/FOA Team credits:
    • AZPML/FOA Partner-in-Charge:: Alejandro Zaera-Polo with: Manuel Eijo, Guillermo Fernandez-Abascal, Charles Valla, Christof Trenner, Tommaso Franzolini, Lola Fernandez, Sukyeong Kim, Carmen Sagredo, Takeru Sato, Penny Sperbund, Niklavs Paegle, Tobias Jewson, Mio Sato, Manuel Távora

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[IN]-Closure by ABF-lab

 
November 5th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: ABF-lab

At the time when Seattle wonders what course to follow for a lasting transformation on public spaces, the [in]-closure project puts itself as the mainspring of the urban revival for the next five decades. Slow decision-making processes increased by fast practice changes and modern means of communication as globalized dematerialization implies that, nowadays, traditional urban planning methods are reaching the limit. You can plan an urban project; it will be obsolete even before seeing the light.

Image Courtesy © ABF-lab

Image Courtesy © ABF-lab

  • Architects: ABF-lab
  • Project: [IN]-Closure
  • Software used: 
    • For Design : Autocad, Sketchup, Rhino, Photoshop, In Design, Illustrator, After effect, 3DS max, Cinema 4D, V-ray, Maya
    • For sustainability strategy: Meteonorm, Ecotect, Radiance, Flovent, Ies

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A Needle Woman: Galaxy was a Memory, Earth is a Souvenir in Ithaca, New York by Kimsooja, Jaeho Chong, and Ulrich Wiesner

 
November 5th, 2014 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Kimsooja, Jaeho Chong, and Ulrich Wiesner

As part of the 2014 CCA biennale, Korean-born conceptual multi-media artist, Kimsooja has created a new work in close collaboration with architect Jaeho Chong and the Wiesner Nanomaterials Lab at Cornell University.

Image Courtesy © Kimsooja Studio, photo by Jaeho Chong

Image Courtesy © Kimsooja Studio, photo by Jaeho Chong

  • Architects: Kimsooja, Jaeho Chong, and Ulrich Wiesner
  • Project: A Needle Woman: Galaxy was a Memory, Earth is a Souvenir
  • Location: Cornell University Arts Quad, Ithaca, New York
  • Photography: Jaeho Chong, Aaron Wax, Ferdinand Kohle
  • Curator: Stephanie Owens (Director, CCA; Professor of multi disciplinary studies, art & architecture)
  • Collaborators: Jaeho Chong (Architect); Professor Ulrich Wiesner (Materials Science and Engineering); and Wiesner Group researchers: Hiroaki Sai, PhD (Materials Science & Engineering); and Ferdinand Kohle (graduate student, Chemistry and Chemical Biology); Erik P. Eshelman (Architectural Engineering)
  • Commission: Cornell Council for the Arts
  • Dimensions: 46 feet x 4.5 feet (dia.)

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