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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.

Sansibar by Breuninger, Düsseldorf, Germany by DITTEL | ARCHITEKTEN

February 19th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: DITTEL | ARCHITEKTEN

The new Breuninger department store in Düsseldorf is housed in the prestigious Kö-Bogen designed by Daniel Libeskind. It accommodates the first mainland branch of the famous Sansibar restaurant from the North Sea island of Sylt. Herbert Seckler who owns the restaurant on the island is a national celebrity in his own right. Now he has granted his first license for a restaurant outside the island.


  • Architects: DITTEL | ARCHITEKTEN (Janina Kienel)
  • Project: Sansibar by Breuninger
  • Location: Düsseldorf, Germany


February 19th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: JORGE PÉREZ VALE

The bookstore is based in the new Born CC in Barcelona, a Cultural Center located in a magnificent cast-iron structure market from the 19th century.

The Cultural Centre is built around archaeological remains from 18th century discovered during the refurbishment of the building, it opened its doors in September of 2013.

Image Courtesy © ADRIÀ GOULA

  • Architects: JORGE PÉREZ VALE
  • Location: BARCELONA, SPAIN
  • Area: 121 SQM
  • Year: 2013

Refugium by a staircase in Lake Vättern, Closeto Omberg by Petra Gipp Arkitektur

February 19th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Petra Gipp Arkitektur

The promenade begins at the entrance to the house, continues through the volume and leads on down to the water. A column of light, through the roof, allows the light of the sky to flow down the concrete wall that goes straight through the building.  A wall that embraces the stairs and allows for a fireplace at the edge of the cliff.

Image Courtesy © Åke E:son Lindman

  • Architects: Petra Gipp Arkitektur
  • Project: Refugium by a staircase
  • Location: Lake Vättern, Closeto Omberg
  • Photography: Åke E:son Lindman
  • Structural engineer: Structor Malmö – Peter Bojrup, Mikael Rosengren
  • Electricity, security: Jarl Magnusson AB – Åke Lindberg
  • Plumming: Avlopp och Kretslopp AB – Anna Stridh
  • Contractor: Wilzéns Byggtjänst AB
  • Area: 116sqm
  • Project year: 2011-2013

Multi-family housing 42 apartments in Lille, France by Coldefy & Associés Architectes Ubranistes

February 19th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Coldefy & Associés Architectes Ubranistes

The project is located on one of the many industrial redevelopment sites in this part of northern France, on the Fives Cail Babcock site in an area in full urban renewal, studied and developed by l’AUC urban planners.

The site is bordered to the west by an alley containing rows of low-rise “workers’ housing” (two stories + attic). This alley runs between rue des Rogations, located to the south of the property, and rue Pierre Legrand to the north that contains single-family houses (three stories + attic) with large gardens in the center of the block.

Image Courtesy © Julien Lanoo

  • Architects: Coldefy & Associés Architectes Ubranistes
  • Project: Multi-family housing 42 apartments
  • Location: Lille, France
  • Photography: Julien Lanoo
  • Team: Thomas Coldefy, Isabel van Haute, Oliver Page, Simon Ducreu, Florian Giroguy, Laurence Ployaert, Geoffrey Cordonnier
  • Client: CIRMAD
  • Project area: 3034m² living space
  • Budget: 4 390 533 € HT
  • Delivery: February 2013
  • Caracteristic: Low Energy Building
  • Award: Prix Tuile Terre Cuite Wienerberger
  • Client: CIRMAD
  • Project area: 3034m² living space
  • Budget: 4 390 533 € HT
  • Delivery: February 2013
  • Caracteristic: Low Energy Building
  • Award: Prix Tuile Terre Cuite Wienerberger

visitor centre: Emscher Village in Oberhausen, Germany by OOZE architects

February 19th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: OOZE architects

The temporary Visitors Center for EMSCHERKUNST.2013 and the Art Camp for local art associations are made from re-used oversea containers which house the different programs. By keeping the layout strictly on ground level and referring to a path through a village, not only the space inside matters, but also the various in-between spaces, sheltered by a roof or open-air.
In this way a variety of social spaces are created while keeping the site fully permeable.

Image Courtesy © Roman Mensing

  • Architects: OOZE architects
  • Project: visitor centre: Emscher Village
  • Location: Oberhausen, Germany
  • Photography: Roman Mensing
  • AREAS: 1263m2
  • CLIENT: Emscher genossenschaft
  • TEAM: Eva Pfannes,Sylvain Hartenberg, Augustin Roy-Verger


  • Steel: Leo Kok – Tiggelovend-Kok
  • Fabric: Gerrie Enninga – Zonlicht
  • Interior fitting, external wood works: Jasper Vandermade
  • Garden: Stefanie Strauß
  • DATE: June 2013 – October 2013

1.14 The Kite by C+S Architects

February 19th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: C+S Architects

1.14 is a team, a group of educators, work to support families taking care of their children after the school hours and during holidays. 1.14 use a new pedagogical approach, which is different according to the age of the children: from 1 to 6 year old everything is worked out as a game.

Detail of the entrance, Image Courtesy © Alessandra Bello

  • Architects:  C+S Architects
  • Project: 1.14 The Kite
  • Photography: Alessandra Bello and Pietro Savorelli
  • Architecture and landscape: Carlo Cappai, Maria Alessandra Segantini, C+S Architects
  • C+S team: Davide Testi, Alessandro Pizzolato. Fabrizio Maiorana
  • Site supervision: Davide Testi
  • Structures: Toso Riccio Ingegneria
  • MEP: Luca Bovo, Nicola Pizzo
  • Security: Davide Testi
  • Management and budget control: Davide Testi
  • Client: Chiaramente srl
  • General contractor: Ager co srl

Rehabilitation of the Primary Educational Centre “San Julián” in Jaén, Spain by gabriel verd arquitectos

February 19th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: gabriel verd arquitectos

The School of  San Julian is located in the town center of Marmolejo, has two old building of the years 70th and 60th built in a rectangular plot with an area of 8,741 m2. The works consisted in building a new Gymnasium and adapting the old centre to the new schools regulations.

Image Courtesy © gabriel verd arquitectos

  • Architects: gabriel verd arquitectos with Simone Salinas
  • Project: Rehabilitation of the Primary Educational Centre “San Julián”
  • Location: Jaén, Spain


  • 2008 August: competition
  • 2010 May: draft
  • 2011 June: end of work


  • Structures (structures): Santiago Bermejo Oroz
  • Technical Architects (Technical Architect): Eduardo Vázquez
  • Promoter: ISE Andalucía, Infrastructure and Educational Services , Ministry of Education of the Andalusian
  • Builder: JUBUCONSA
  • Total Built: (Built surface) 3,421 m²
  • Construction cost (cost): 1,859,945 Euros

Jellyfish House in Marbella, Spain by Wiel Arets Architects

February 19th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Wiel Arets Architects

Located in Marbella, on the Mediterranean coast of Spain, the Jellyfish House’s neighboring buildings block its view onto the nearby sea. Appropriately, it was chosen to cantilever the house’s pool from its roof, so that the beach and sea can always be seen while sunbathing or swimming. The house is organized around two paths of circulation: a ‘fast’ and ‘slow’ set of stairs, which intertwine and traverse the house’s four levels of living.

Image Courtesy © Jan Bitter

  • Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
  • Project:  Jellyfish House
  • Location: Marbella, Spain
  • Photography: Jan Bitter
  • Program: Housing
  • Size: 650 m2
  • Date of design: 1998-2001
  • Date of completion: Winter 2013
  • Project team: Wiel Arets, Bettina Kraus, Lars Dreessen, Dennis Villanueva, Carlos Ballesteros
  • Collaborators: Paul Draaijer, William Fung, Johannes Kappler
  • Client: Private
  • Consultants: West 8, ABT BV, Cauberg-Huygen Raadgevende Ingenieurs BV, Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos S.L.


February 19th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Diaz Romero Arquitect 

The program consists of the execution of an area that distinguished public uses and  private uses. The building has different access for different uses, that  improving performance. On the one hand we find the area for personal, and second, the general public and workers, so that both paths are independent not exist any eye contact between the two, except for the showroom of the dead.

Image Courtesy © MIGUEL SOUTO

  • Architects: Diaz Romero Arquitect
  • Location: Spain
  • Photography: MIGUEL SOUTO
  • Software used: Autocad, Renders, Sketchup and Cinema 4d
  • BUILT AREA: 181.17M²

House in Daizawa, Japan by Nobuo Araki / The Archetype

February 19th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Nobuo Araki / The Archetype

Situated in a calm residential area of Setagaya, Tokyo, the rectangular house faces southward, with a garden at the rear. Several meters in front of the house, a concrete wall has been constructed to provide sufficient privacy to the glass-façade house, while retaining a sense of openness.

Image Courtesy © SHIMIZU KEN

  • Architects: Nobuo Araki / The Archetype
  • Project: House
  • Location: Daizawa, Japan
  • Photography: SHIMIZU KEN
  • Completion: June2013
  • Building type: personal residence


  • Structure: G.DeSIGN/TakeyukiGaino
  • Facility: SH/Koji Nagai , ShuNagasawa
  • Lighting: On&Off/Shinji Yamaguchi
  • General constructor: Watanabetomi Corporation
  • Structure: wooden structure
  • Number of floors: 2 stories
  • Site area: 165.37 m2
  • Building area: 66.04m2
  • Total floor area: 111.15 m2
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