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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.

Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project in Sydney, Australia by Turf Design Studio

 
April 27th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: v2com

Much has been achieved over the past two decades in transforming the Sydney Park site from its industrial and landfill legacy, into 44 hectares of parkland and a vital asset for the growing communities of Sydney’s south east.

The project is part of City of Sydney’s Decentralised Water Master Plan (2012-2030), specifically focused on reducing the City’s potable water demand by 10% before 2030. It is the City’s largest water harvesting project to date, built in partnership with the Australian Government and seizing a once in a lifetime opportunity to use what was essentially an infrastructure project to breathe new life into the park – as a vibrant recreation and environmental asset for Sydney.

Image Courtesy © Ethan Rohloff Photography

  • Architects: Turf Design Studio
  • Project: Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project
  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Photography: Ethan Rohloff Photography, Sara Reilly, Simon Wood Photography, Adam Hunter,  Paul Patterson, Instagrammer ‘framedbychris’

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The Standard Café in Montréal, Canada by Jean de Lessard – Designers Créatifs

 
April 27th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: v2com

Jean de Lessard – Designers Créatifs has designed for Westmount’s café The Standard, a space of symmetry where the minimalistic narrative blends in subtly with the sophisticated look of a period café, thus redefining the codes of such a venue where varieties of Grand Cru coffee and gourmet pastries are served.

Facade, Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

  • Architects: Jean de Lessard – Designers Créatifs
  • Project: The Standard Café
  • Location: Montréal, Canada
  • Photography: Adrien Williams
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Client: The Standard
  • Project coordinator: Alexa Adam Designer
  • Flooring: Plancher Mirage; Amélie Bolduc Monette
  • Lighting: Lambert & Fils
  • Materials: hickory, white quartz, brass finish metal
  • Parameters: floor surface of 600 square feet

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TREC – Training Recreation Education Center in Newark, New Jersey by ikon.5 architects

 
April 27th, 2017 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: v2com

The City of Newark has long struggled to come back from the brink since losing its industrial base in the 1950s, which resulted in decreased city revenue, increased unemployment, deplorable housing conditions and ultimately fueled the 1967 riots. Since that time, the city has attempted several “comebacks” floating a host of broad-brush proposals for renewal many of which failed. Today cities are trying a different tact, finding seeds of hope and renewal in incremental rather than sweeping-change, embarking on small scaled, targeted projects led by architects capable of bringing to these ‘wicked problems’ fresh ideas and innovative approaches in the hope of jumpstarting communities in need.

Looking East | Main Entrance, Image Courtesy © Jeffrey Totaro

  • Architects: ikon.5 architects
  • Project: TREC – Training Recreation Education Center
  • Location: Newark, New Jersey, USA
  • Photography: Jeffrey Totaro
  • Client: Newark Housing Authority
  • Structural Engineer: KSE Engineers
  • Landscape Architect: KSE Engineers
  • Contractor: Hunter Roberts Construction Group
  • Site Area: 2 acres
  • Building Area: 20,000 sf

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Double Duplex in Toronto, Canada by Batay-Csorba Architects

 
April 27th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: v2com

The Double Duplex was created in response to the cities growing need for alternative housing models due to the rising cost of urban real estate and the need for urban densification within Toronto’s established residential neighbourhoods. A proliferation of high and mid-rise condo’s have densified the urban core and serve as the predominant model for entry level home ownership within the city. However, very few new low rise infill models of densification or affordable living within Toronto’s sought after historic residential neighbourhoods have been developed.

Front Elevation, Image Courtesy © Doublespace Photography

  • Architects: Batay-Csorba Architects
  • Project: Double Duplex
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Photography: Doublespace Photography
  • Area: (2) 3,500 sft
  • Status: Completed, 2016

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Shitang Internet Conference Center in Nanjing, China by AZL Architects

 
April 27th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: AZL Architects 

The trend of modernization and urbanization in rural development inevitably requires the introduction of new types of functions. As multi-functional buildings with large space, the Internet conference center is one of them. Taking the commune auditorium and the vegetable greenhouse as the original form, Shitang Village Project in Jiangning tries to reconstruct public buildings in a rural context. Efforts have been made to rapidly build a system through industrialization, bringing in the technology of pre-fabricated super slender column structure, selectively applying suitable technology to eliminate the existence of weakened and materialized buildings and restoring the primitive feeling of rural villages, hence having conducted a rejuvenated construction practice in an extremely short construction period of time in rural villages.

View of the north facade, Image Courtesy © Hou Bowen

  • Architects: AZL Architects (Zhong Huaying, Zhang Lei)
  • Project: Shitang Internet Conference Center
  • Location: Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China
  • Photography: Yao Li, Hou Bowen
  • Design team: Zhong Huaying, Zhang Lei, Xi Hong
  • Cooperative Organization: Institute of Architecture Design and Planing Co.,Ltd.of Nanjing University Shanghai Tongji Steel Structure Technology,Ltd
  • Total floor area: 3000 sqm
  • Design/Completion: 2016/10.15.2016

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VanBerlo Ypenburg in The Netherlands by Blooey / Remko Verhaagen

 
April 27th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Blooey / Remko Verhaagen

VanBerlo has set up their second office in the former Ypenburg air base. This building with a rich history underwent a massive renovation, and VanBerlo set out to find the perfect way to mix the building’s historic style with an iconic and contemporary interior. The result is a stylish and minimalistic atmosphere, surrounded by honest materials such as concrete, plywood and felt.

The building was designed by famous Dutch architects Jan Brinkman and Leendert van der Vlugt. Built in the 1930s, Ypenburg airport was clearly ahead of its time. A minimalistic example of Modern Architecture, a style that zeroed in on light, air and space.

Image Courtesy © Tycho Merijn

  • Architects: Blooey / Remko Verhaagen
  • Project: VanBerlo Ypenburg
  • Location: The Netherlands
  • Photography: Tycho Merijn
  • Software used: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Solidworks 3D CAD 
  • Client: VanBerlo
  • Design: Remko Verhaagen and Ad van Berlo (in collaboration with the VanBerlo design team)
  • Realization: Eric Biermann / Steef Joosten / Derk-Jan Zeelenberg / Buro Spoormaker

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FESTO cafe in Córdoba, Argentina by Abdenur arquitectos

 
April 27th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Abdenur arquitectos

Agil restaurants, with modern designs and healthy food are trend in the business world. In this context, lunch times are scares but the expactatios of confort and flavours are actually extreme.

FESTO Yrigoyen is located in one of the most vital avenues of Córdoba, and it´s enclave goes together with the growing gastronomic and financial developement of the industry.

  • Architects: Abdenur arquitectos
  • Project: FESTO cafe
  • Location: Av. Hipolito Yrigoyen 123, Córdoba, Argentina
  • Photography: Gonzalo Viramonte
  • Built area: 120
  • Complation date: April, 2017

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Nanjing Financial City II (Third plot) in China by gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

 
April 27th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner 

With a height of 411 meters, the building comes under the high-rise building category of the “super-high skyscrapers” of the CTBUH, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. This means that the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners are putting up their highest building ever on the third plot. Design activities for the first two building plots (A and B) had already started after the gmp master plan obtained first prize in the competition at the beginning of last year. Now the client has also given the go-ahead for the third building plot (C). The site lies to the south-west of the inner city next to the trade exhibition grounds, and is the key project for linking two urban axes of the Hexi New Town development.

View from Northwest to plot A, Image Courtesy © Atchain

  • Architects: gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
  • Project: Nanjing Financial City II (Third plot)
  • Location: Nanjing, China
  • Photography: Atchain
  • Client: Nanjing Financial City Construction Development Stock Limited Company
  • Design: Meinhard von Gerkan and Nikolaus Goetze with Marc Ziemons
  • Project management, competition: Jan Blasko

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Casa en el Bosque in Jalisco, Mexico by COCCO Arquitectos

 
April 27th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: COCCO Arquitectos

PLOT

Immersed in a wooded area full of trees and lush vegetation, the terrain has a large slope which can be used to generate a view of everything around it.

LEGAL RESTRICTIONS

They delimit the area to move the construction, they affect the optimum area, from which we wanted to keep all the trees of the land.

Image Courtesy © Alejandro Souza

  • Architects: COCCO Arquitectos (Arq. Arcelia Cornejo & Arq. Salvador Covarrubias)
  • Project: Casa en el Bosque
  • Location: Teuchitlán, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Photography: Alejandro Souza
  • Other Participants: Marco Bueno, Ing. Luis Chavez, Arq. Ivan Moncayo, Ing. Fernando Guizar
  • Built area: 230.00m2
  • Year: 2016

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IRON PORCH HOUSE in Nagykovácsi, Hungary by Földes és Társai Építésziroda

 
April 27th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source:  Földes és Társai Építésziroda

The 726 sqm site, being reminiscent of a fairy glade, is located at the northern part of Nagykovácsi.  The garden surrounded by young fruit trees and pines on three sides has idyllic atmosphere. There are cottages, some new family homes and most of all green all around. The square site is slightly sloped to the street and wide enough for a long house to fit in between its borders.  These makings suggested that the fourth side of the garden should be closed by the house itself creating intimate atmosphere inside.

Image Courtesy © Tamás Bujnovszky

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