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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.

Hotel Ohla Eixample in Barcelona, Spain by Isern Associats

 
August 8th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Isern Associats

An anodyne office building from the 1970s with not enough free height between the floor structures but at the same time higher than the current law allows, constructed above railway arches which subjected it to an insufferably high level of vibration.

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

  • Architects: Isern Associats
  • Project: Hotel Ohla Eixample
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: Adrià Goula
  • Collaborators: Yaiza Diaz, Aleix Naudó, Nuria Widmann, Laura Muñoz
  • Technical Architect: Albert Bordera
  • Acoustic Engineer: AV Enginyers
  • Structural Engineer: Nolac
  • Installations Engineer: JG
  • Project Lighting: Artec

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B2B E-commerce store in Les Bons Villers, Belgium by Portapivot

 
August 8th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: v2com 

With their discreet joinery and invisible pivoting hinges that swivel up to 360°, the high-end interior pivot doors from Portapivot, adapt perfectly to open atmosphere interior design projects.

Portapivot 6530 XL pivoting room divider, Image Courtesy © Koen Dries

  • Architects: Portapivot
  • Project: B2B E-commerce store
  • Location: Les Bons Villers, Belgium
  • Photography: Koen Dries

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Quintessa Pavilions in Napa, California by Walker Warner Architects

 
August 8th, 2017 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: v2com 

Walker Warner Architects has been awarded a coveted Citation Award from the American Institute of Architects San Francisco (AIA SF) chapter for the newly completed Quintessa Pavilions in Napa Valley, Calif. The firm designed the original Quintessa Estate Winery in 2003. Walker Warner Architects’ portfolio of estate projects and custom residences in the Western United States and Hawaii showcases simple elegance and sensitivity to the environment.

According to Walker Warner principal Mike McCabe, “Each pavilion is elegantly unobtrusive and offers a rustic yet refined experience evocative of picnicking with a bottle of wine under an oak tree”, Image Courtesy © Matthew Millman

  • Architects: Walker Warner Architects
  • Project: Quintessa Pavilions
  • Location: Napa, California, USA
  • Photography: Matthew Millman

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KEATON WINE BAR in Verona, Italy by studioenricopasti

 
August 8th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: studioenricopasti

The KEATON WINE BAR project, born in the center of San Bonifacio, in the province of Verona, is located in an old historic place.

The design idea was to leave the broken and ruined masonry as after a demolition, consolidating the remaining plaster.

Image Courtesy © studioenricopasti

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Skjervet in Granvin kommune, Norway by Fortunen AS

 
August 6th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: v2com

On the site of Skjervsfossen (Skjervet waterfall), Fortunen have designed a small service building consisting of two restrooms and a small technical room, while the landscape design is made by Østengen & Bergo. The client, Nasjonale turistveger, challenged Fortunen and Østengen & Bergo to accentuate and enhance the experience of the natural landscape, whilst not competing with it. The overall aspiration was to create a unique and surprising experience. The main concept has been to make the wild nature accessible without hurting it.

The outside is rough, covered with large pieces of local stone. The inside is warm, both in colour and material, Image Courtesy © Steinar Skaar

  • Architects: Fortunen AS
  • Project: Skjervet
  • Location: Granvin kommune, Norway
  • Photography: Steinar Skaar, Pål Hoff, Jarle Waehler, Vidar Herre, Østengen & Bergo
  • Client: Statens Vegvesen, The Norwegian Public Roads Administration, National Tourist Routes in Norway
  • Landscape architect: Østengen & Bergo Landscape Architects
  • Architect (restroom building): Fortunen AS
  • Project manager: Nils Johan Mannsåker
  • Collaborators: Østengen & Bergo Landscape Architects, Fortunen AS
  • Budget: Approx. 1.5 M EUR
  • Area: 4 hectares
  • Project end date: 20.05.2016 (Realisation: 2015)

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Chalet Whymper in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France by Chevallier Architectes

 
August 6th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: v2com 

The situation was unique: Chevallier Architectes took on this project when it was on the verge of being abandoned. There were many constraints, but the Chevallier Architectes team studied the file and proposed solutions that would make it possible to successfully complete the construction, including optimization of the space.

Image Courtesy © Solène Renaud

  • Architects: Chevallier Architectes
  • Project: Chalet Whymper
  • Location: Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
  • Photography: Solène Renaud

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Helsinki Airport Terminal 2 expansion in Vantaa, Finland by ALA Architects

 
August 6th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: ALA Architects

ALA, HKP AND RAMBOLL WIN THE COMPETITION FOR THE EXPANSION OF HELSINKI AIRPORT TERMINAL 2 

ALA Architects, HKP Architects and Ramboll Finland have won the invited competition for the expansion of Terminal 2 at Helsinki Airport with their entry “City Hall”. The competition was organized by the Finnish airport operator Finavia. Altogether four teams were selected for the competition based on a request for qualifications. In addition to the expansion, the design task also included a regional plan for the airport area and the necessary modifications of the existing terminal, as well as a ground transportation hub to be built at a later stage. The schematic design phase commences immediately after the publication of the results. The expansion will be built in phases with the preliminary date of completion set for 2021. The project is part of Finavia’s development program, worth approximately one billion euros.

Image Courtesy © ALA Architects & HKP Architects

  • Architects: ALA Architects
  • Project: Helsinki Airport Terminal 2 expansion
  • Location: Helsinki Airport, Vantaa, Finland
  • Renderings: Petra Grísová, Vratislav Zíka and Jakub Frolík (VIZarch)
  • Client: Finavia
  • Team: ALA Architects’ principals Juho Grönholm, Antti Nousjoki and Samuli Woolston with HKP Architects’ principals Pekka Leskelä and Mikko Suvisto and ALA employees David Gallo, Petri Herrala, Lotta Kindberg, Rachel Murray and Pauliina Rossi
  • Engineering: Jukka Sirén, Pekka Kuorikoski, Pekka Ahola, Juha Åberg, Rauno Laatikainen and Juho Suolahti (Ramboll Finland)
  • Program: Approx. 30,000 sqm of new construction and 45,000 sqm of renovation

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Sleuk Rith Institute in Phnom Penh, Cambodia by Zaha Hadid Architects

 
August 6th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

Designs for the Sleuk Rith Institute – a new institution and genocide memorial in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh – have been unveiled. The institute brings together a museum, research centre, graduate school, document archives and research library.

The vision of Youk Chhang, a tireless human rights activist and investigator of the Khmer Rouge atrocities, the Sleuk Rith Institute was founded by Chhang as a focus for reflection, healing and reconciliation as well as an enlightening educational and research facility dedicated to commemorating the lives of the past by building a better future.

Library Exterior & Reflecting Pool, Image Courtesy © Zaha Hadid Architects

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: Sleuk Rith Institute
  • Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Client: Sleuk Rith Institute, Document Center of Cambodia
  • Design: Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher
  • Concept Design:
    • Design Director: DaeWha Kang
    • Lead Designer/Project Leader: Brian Dale
    • Project Team: Malgorzata Kowalczyk, Michal Wojtkiewicz, Torsten Broeder, Fernanda Mugnaini

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Owensboro-Daviess County Convention Center in Kentucky by Trahan Architects

 
August 6th, 2017 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Trahan Architects

Owensboro is the county seat of Daviess County in north-central Kentucky. Originally part of Shawnee territory, settlers first arrived there in the 1700s. The city played an important role in the Civil War era and served as a key river port that continues to this day. The city’s environs also gave birth to the Bluegrass sound in American music, starting in the 1930s and 1940s.

South Elevation, Image Courtesy © Trahan Architects

  • Architects: Trahan Architects
  • Project: Owensboro-Daviess County Convention Center
  • Location: Owensboro, Kentucky, USA
  • Project Team: Trey Trahan FAIA, Leigh Breslau AIA, Brad McWhirter AIA, Sean David AIA, Rachel Hall-Taravella, Mark Hash, Michael McCune AIA, David Merlin AIA, Jared Moore AIA, Kim Nguyen AIA, Art Terry, Judson Terry
  • Collaborators: Conventional Wisdom, LBYD, Associated Design Group, CD&M, SMW, CiniLittle, Rolf Jensen Associates, Calori & Vanden-Eynden, Gamble and Associates
  • Size: 169,000 SF
  • Completed: 2014

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CI336 House in San Diego, California by BAM! architecture

 
August 6th, 2017 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: BAM! architecture

Client´s premise was to create a functional house, with efficient and concise character, designed to develop an intense familiar life, where each of its members, kids and adults, has its defined space.

Large social areas -living room, dining room and TV room- were designed one next to the other, opening to the garden, the gallery and up to the lagoon, in order to allow full spaces integration.

Image Courtesy © Jeremias Thomas

  • Architects: BAM! architecture (Gonzalo Bardach, Matias Mosquera)
  • Project: CI336 House
  • Location: San Diego, California, United States
  • Photography: Jeremias Thomas
  • Software used: Rhino
  • Constructed area (m2): 250 m2covered – 50m2 semi-covered
  • Year: 2016

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