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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.

CUPONE Cafe in Beijing, China by SODA Architects

 
February 3rd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: PLAY Creator Showcase

In 2016, we were invited to design CUPONE, a coffee shop located at the headquarters of BMW China, by the lobby of Gateway Plaza, a commercial development near Beijing’s embassy district. CUPONE Café extends from an angle of the building’s lobby towards an outdoor terrace, with an indoor area connecting both sections. To integrate these features into a homogeneous design, we selected a “Mountains and Rivers” theme for the project.

Image Courtesy © CAO Xuefeng and LIN Yang

  • Architects: SODA Architects
  • Project: CUPONE Cafe
  • Location: No.18, East 3rd Ring North Road, Beijing, China
  • Photography: CAO Xuefeng and LIN Yang
  • Client: CUPONE
  • Project Team: JIANG Yuan, SONG Chen, CHEN Fei
  • Design scopes: Interior, furniture, lighting
  • Construction company: SOK Consulting Service Limited
  • Area: 300m2
  • Project Year: 2016

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Casa Tabares de Cala in Canary Islands, Spain by Alejandro Beautell, architect

 
February 3rd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Alejandro Beautell, architect

The renovated single family house is located in the historical city center of La Laguna, Tenerife, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Priori to the renovation, the house was ruined due to the abandonment which it had suffered for decades.

It is a traditional patio-house with a structure of massive walls covered by a wooden structure made of Canarian pine called tea. Its composition is simple and its strictly simetric facade still shows the dignity of an old house of the 18th  century. During the course of years the house had been transformed, enlarged, and sometimes damaged.

Image Courtesy © José Oller

  • Architects: Alejandro Beautell, architect
  • Project: Alejandro Beautell, architect
  • Location: La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
  • Photography: José Oller
  • Team: Eloy Fernández | Quantity Surveyor, Flavio Dorta & Manuel Rosado  |  Draftsman
  • Constructor: Víctor Rodríguez e Hijos
  • Covered area: 312,25m²
  • Budget: 215.780,74 €
  • Year Project: April 2015
  • Year Built: November 2016

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Ru Paré Community in Amsterdam, The Netherlands by BETA office for architecture and the city

 
February 3rd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: BETA office for architecture and the city 

In the early 2000s, the Ru Paré School was emblematic of the social problems facing the Amsterdam borough of Slotervaart. The Ru Paré is now the neighborhood’s living room and accommodates an extraordinary social experiment.

A NEW KID ON THE BLOCK

In response to austerity measures in the Dutch economy, a social entrepreneur developed a model for solidarity in challenging neighborhoods. Inhabitants are offered tax advice, computing or language classes in return for community service; at the building level receding funding is supplemented with profitable start-ups.

Image Courtesy © Marc Faasse

  • Architects: BETA office for architecture and the city
  • Project: Ru Paré Community
  • Location: Amsterdam, Slotervaart, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Marc Faasse
  • Client: Stichting Samen Ondernemen
  • Collaborators: Elisabeth Boersma (architect), Rob van Dijk (landscape architect), Huibers Constructieadvies (engineer)
  • Team: Auguste van Oppen, Marc van Asseldonk, Marcello Soeleman
  • Year: 2014 – 2016
  • Status: Built

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PROTIRO in Catania, Italy by NOWA s.r.l. – Navarra Office Walking Architecture

 
February 3rd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: NOWA s.r.l. – Navarra Office Walking Architecture

1.The reuse of two former artisan sheds is the opportunity to score an anonymous urban environment and degraded by the power and strength of the architecture. In this project we used crude materials to make the surfaces very expressive.

Image Courtesy © NOWA s.r.l. – Navarra Office Walking Architecture

  • Architects: NOWA s.r.l. – Navarra Office Walking Architecture (arch. Marco Navarra, arch. Maria Marino)
  • Project: PROTIRO
  • Location: Caltagirone, 95041 Province of Catania, Italy
  • Client: Fondazione Concetta D’Alessandro Onlus
  • Collaborators: arch. Fortunato Pappalardo
  • Structures: ing. Filippo Leocata
  • Electrical plants: ing. Claudio Pitino
  • Chronology: 2011/16

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Flash club in Bansko, Bulgaria by studio MODE

 
February 3rd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: studio MODE 

Flash club is a night club situated in Bansko, Bulgaria. Its area spreads around 465.00 Sq.m. / 5005.22 sq.ft.

We found inspiration in the aesthetics of the science fiction movie Tron: Legacy, a sequence of the old movie Tron. The materiality of the design is achieved by light and reflections. The force of the sound, the flash of light, the transfusion of spaces. The circle became our engine. We connected spa_ally every fiber of the club. The flow of spaces is comprehensible and logical. The space of the club changes constantly by the movement and presence of people inside. The ceiling and walls reflect and refract the movement inside in different angles and projections, which gives a dynamic impression of the space. The amphitheatrical space of the VIP podiums are connected to the dry bar via and endless beam of light, graphically emphasizing their shapes in the infinitude. Through endless fleshes, the spotlights, hit every reflective surface and creating an endless parade of visual illusions and mystery. We made the space flow less by creating a sci-fi amphitheater, which unified the whole club. Continuous surfaces and curves embracing the customers and welcoming the sound of music. The restrooms, themselves, are an endless highways of light. They were an essential part of the design, where you get the feeling of infinity and teleportation throughout space and time.

Image Courtesy © Tihomir Rachev

  • Architects: studio MODE
  • Project: Flash club
  • Location: 2770 Bansko, Bulgaria
  • Photography: Tihomir Rachev

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Zalando in Friedrichshain, Germany by Bruzkus Batek Architekten Partnerschaft

 
February 2nd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Bruzkus Batek Architekten Partnerschaft

Based in the old Knorr Braking Systems factory, Friedrichshain – a protected historical site, is one of three of the online retailer Zalando’s locations in Berlin, employing around 2000 people. Bruzkus Batek architects have designed and conceptualised a multi-use “fashion hub” at the site, including a modern, fully featured canteen and terrace onto the interior courtyard.

Image Courtesy © Jens Bösenberg

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Identity Works in Stockholm, Sweden by Elding Oscarson

 
February 2nd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Elding Oscarson

The independent branding agency Identity Works is housed in one of Stockholms most iconic commercial buildings from the Swedish Grace era, designed by Cyrillus Johansson. When expanding within the building Elding Oscarson were given the opportunity to thoroughly look into the agency’s workflow in relation to the disposition of spaces. Within a tight framework of standard requirements, a project tailored for the client regarding openness, transparency, communication, and creative flow, could be crafted. The envisioned creative atelier, however with the need of many enclosed rooms, resulted in a layout where enclosed spaces are arranged to form a series of interconnected open spaces. Like buildings, towards a square, these volumes have been given facades with large windows providing light and transparency. Their contrasting cladding of clear lacquered MDF shelving, highlights the spatial organization while functioning as an ever-changing mood board.

Image Courtesy © Åke E:son Lindman

  • Architects: Elding Oscarson [Johan Oscarson, Jonas Elding (partners in charge) and Gustaf Karlsson (project architect)]
  • Project: Identity Works
  • Location: Kungsgatan 34, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Photography: Åke E:son Lindman
  • Client: Identity Works
  • Building contractor: Öhmans Bygg
  • Carpenter: Grötlingbo Möbelfabrik
  • Total floor area: 730 sqm
  • Completion: 2015

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Student Residence in Aveiro, Portugal by Adalberto Dias, Arquitecto Lda.

 
February 2nd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Adalberto Dias, Arquitecto Lda. 

It is located in the expansion area of the University of Aveiro, in Agra do Crasto, a territory of salines, with an open orthogonal grid, in which preference in the urban rule and the boundaries between built space and empty space and the network of relationships that the system provides, wich in built system.

Image Courtesy © FG + SG Fotografia de Arquitectura

  • Architects: Adalberto Dias, Arquitecto Lda.
  • Project: Student Residence
  • Location: Agra do Castro, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
  • Photography: FG + SG Fotografia de Arquitectura
  • Client: University of Aveiro
  • Authors: Adalberto Dias
  • Team: Ana Costa, Armênio Teixeira, Ana Claudia Monteiro, Nuno Rocha
  • Structures: António Dinis
  • Electricity and Telecommunications: Jorge Malta
  • Water and Sanitation: José Ramos
  • Builder: Casais, SA
  • Total built area (m2): 6045 m2
  • Year of completion: 2011

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Uber in Hong Kong by Bean Buro

 
February 2nd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Bean Buro

Bean Buro’s design for UBER’s new Hong Kong office takes inspiration from Gottfried Semper’s writings on vessels, where he described the notion of form and function acting as a structured whole, with individual parts fulfilling their own function while cooperating with others to achieve an overall aim and effect.

Image Courtesy © Bean Buro

  • Architects: Bean Buro
  • Project: Uber Hong Kong
  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Client: UBER Hong Kong
  • Design Directors: Kenny Kinugasa-Tsui, Lorène Faure
  • Senior Architectural Designers: Elspeth Lee, Isabel Entrambasaguas
  • Architectural designers & assistants: Michelle Ho, Tommy Hui, Gigi Kwong, Abby Liu
  • Contractor: Winsmart Contracting Co. Ltd
  • Project Management: Colliers International

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The Curve in Berkshire, England by Colorminium + bblur architecture + CZWG

 
February 2nd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Caro Communications

A dynamic team of architects, designers and consultants are celebrating the completion of the £22m cultural hub project, The Curve, located in the centre of Slough, Berkshire, UK. The Curve is the flagship public building and the key community amenity in the on-going regeneration of Slough’s town centre, where over £45m of public investment has already been spent or committed to create an entirely new commercial district – The Heart of Slough. Housing a library, a 280 seat multi-purpose performance venue, and spaces for council meetings and exhibitions, the 4,500 sq m building consolidates disparate community functions and registrar services across the centre of Slough.

Image Courtesy © Hufton + Crow

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