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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.

Black Box in Lyon, France by TECTONIQUES

 
May 20th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: TECTONIQUES

The DI-VA house, whose name is a play on the owners’ names, occupies a previously empty space in the residential Croix-Rousse district of Lyon.

Given the narrowness of the frontage, and the fact that there is a building directly opposite, the architects decided to adopt a judo-type strategy. The house turns away from direct confrontation, and exploits chinks in the landscape in order to optimise the views and ambiances. Entirely prefabricated, it was constructed in less than a week. Its sudden appearance came as something of a surprise to the neighbours, whose reactions were mixed. But in spite of its uncompromising colour and form, the building does not express any aggressiveness. On the contrary, it takes its place quite harmoniously in the surrounding topology, with tranquillity and a considerable degree of discretion.

Image Courtesy ©  Georges Fessy

Image Courtesy © Georges Fessy

  • Architects: TECTONIQUES
  • Project: Black Box
  • Location: Lyon, France
  • Photography: Georges Fessy, TECTONIQUES
  • Areas: 220 m2
  • Cost: Unreported
  • Client: Private
  • Shell, concrete base: Alfred Carayol
  • Wood frame: Arbosphère

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Single family house in Madrid, Spain by hollegha arquitectos

 
May 20th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: hollegha arquitectos

Being used to the spacial restrictions typical for a city with high density like Madrid, a 1 800m2 (19 370 sqft) plot almost makes you feel lost when you first enter it. We found it extremely important to create a home that integrates the outdoor space and makes it liveable. The climate is very dry and hot in summer, on the other hand you can use terraces all over the year if they are a little protected against sun, wind and rain.

Image Courtesy © Pablo Casares

Image Courtesy © Pablo Casares

  • Architects: hollegha arquitectos (Daniel Hollegha, Carlota Tamames, Brigitte Hollegha)
  • Project: Single family house
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: Pablo Casares
  • Site: Madrid, Spain
  • Completion: 2011
  • Total floor area: 752m2 (8 092 sqft)
  • Facade materials: aged zinc sheet, ipê wood

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ABC Building in Seoul, South Korea by Wise Architecture

 
May 20th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Wise Architecture

The ABC Building is located around SeonJeong Royal Tomb with history of old Seoul in Gangnam area in Korea. The boastful – glaring buildings in Gangnam block view from the site to the royal tombs park while the roof of five story building suddenly opens view to beautiful landscape of the park. The building can be regarded as “Architectural Mountain” the roof terrace as “Architectural Summit”. People climb up the building by narrow exterior stair alleys. These five stair alleys opened to public are cascaded like small stream falls or stepped vegetation wall garden. The passenger meets silent and beautiful sceneries from inside of bricks stair alley wall and outside from the royal tombs park to reach the top of the building.

Image Courtesy ©  Chin HyoSook

Image Courtesy © Chin HyoSook

  • Architects: Wise Architecture
  • Project: ABC Building
  • Location: Seoul, South Korea
  • Photography: Chin HyoSook
  • Site area: 285sqm, Building area: 163sqm, Total floor area: 779sqm,
  • Building Coverage: 57%, Rate of building volume to lot: 196.48%
  • Number of Storey: Basement 1 storey, 5 storeys
  • Structure: Reinforced Concrete Structure
  • Principal use: Office
  • Material: Dry brick wall fabrication/Wet brick wall fabrication, Filobe Curtain-wall System
  • Project manager: Lee Jeong Hoon
  • Completed Year: 2012

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The Hanging Shade Tree Pavilion by Michael Jantzen

 
May 20th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Michael Jantzen

The Hanging Shade Tree Pavilion is a public art proposal that incorporates trees into the steel support structure in a way that is not only celebratory, but also functional. The galvanized steel support frame is about 42 feet square, and 16 feet tall. It is anchored to a 50 foot square base of decomposed granite.

Image Courtesy © Michael Jantzen

Image Courtesy © Michael Jantzen

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DM2 Housing in Porto, Portugal by OODA

 
May 20th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: OODA

One of the most demanding tasks in Porto nowadays is the intervention on the major amount of old and historical buildings of Porto´s downtown. This project is a renovation of a 20th century building to convert to a 17 housing unit for students and young people in general.

Image Courtesy ©  Joao Morgado

Image Courtesy © Joao Morgado

  • Architects: OODA
  • Project: DM2 Housing
  • Location: Porto, Portugal
  • Photography: Joao Morgado
  • Type: COMMISSION
  • Size: 1,100 SQM
  • Client: CONFIDENTIAL
  • Team: DIOGO BRITO, RODRIGO VILAS-BOAS, FRANCISCO LENCASTRE, FRANCISCA SANTOS, LOURENÇO MENEZES RODRIGUES
  • Status: BUILT
  • Date: 2010-2014

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Shenzen Poly Grand Theatre in China by Hunter Douglas

 
May 20th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Hunter Douglas

Set near the Houhai Street of Shenzhen Bay, the Shenzhen Poly Grand Theatre, designed by Shenzhen Huazhu Engineering Design Co., Ltd., is a landmark building. The building’s sleek design evokes a piece of high-tech equipment, or perhaps a drop of water. Viewed from above, its silver contour gleams under the sunlight, reflecting its surroundings in the Luxalon® 20mm Quadro Cladding Panels and 2.5mm custom aluminum panels provided by Hunter Douglas.

Image Courtesy © Hunter Douglas

Image Courtesy © Hunter Douglas

  • Architects: Hunter Douglas (Robert Corbier)
  • Project: Shenzen Poly Grand Theatre
  • Location: China

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TRACING TRENČÍN in Slovakia by MANDAWORKS AB and HOSPER SWEDEN AB

 
May 20th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: MARTIN ARFALK

DESCRIPTION OF THE COMPETITION AND PRIZE

Mandaworks and Hosper Sweden have been awarded first prize in the open internaQonal urban design competition in Trenčín, Slovakia. On May 19th, 2014 the results were announced. Mandaworks and Hosper were selected from 59 entrants to receive first prize and awarded € 30,000. The competition was organized by the City of Trenčín with support from the Swiss-­‐Slovak Cooperation Programme and financed by contribution from the Swiss Confederation and co-­‐financed from the state budget of the Slovak Republic.

Image Courtesy © MANDAWORKS AB and HOSPER SWEDEN AB

Image Courtesy © MANDAWORKS AB and HOSPER SWEDEN AB

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Euromax Competition: Nest of Colors by GrupoHCR

 
May 20th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: GrupoHCR

The original concept rises out of the major basis about color, and is that this cannot be taught or described. People are born with a special sense of color. Based on this idea, our intention was to create a facade out of the color model used in all printing systems, CMYK (Cyan , Magenta , Yellow and Key) for their best adaptation in manufacturing facilities. Parting from this initial palette we achieved a fresh effect with an organized structure that at some point breaks with the inclination angles of these colored stripes, changing the lineal effect of the material used in other facades of the building, compensating the lack of color and also maintaining the same visual effect of the vertical lines of the current material.

Image Courtesy ©  GrupoHCR

Image Courtesy © GrupoHCR

  • Architects: GrupoHCR
  • Project: Euromax Competition: Nest of Colors
  • Software used: Vectorworks, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.

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Football Temple in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 
May 20th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: CLS LED

On May 1st 2014, a unique sports shop opened named Football Temple, which is located in the center of Amsterdam between ‘de Dam’ and the ‘Anne Frank huis’. The 500 square meter store is a football joy for every lover of football shirts, football shoes and all sorts of sportswear. This unique store is the place to be for every football fanatic.

Image Courtesy ©  CLS LED

Image Courtesy © CLS LED

  • Design FirmKUUB Architecten
  • Contractor: CLS LED
  • Project: Football Temple
  • Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam Southeast, Netherlands by Benthem Crouwel Architects

 
May 20th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Benthem Crouwel Architects

The ArenA Boulevard, the heart of Amsterdam Southeast, is a key area of Amsterdam and greatly influences the appearance of the city as an international cultural, economic and tourist center. The boulevard is intended primarily for entertainment, shopping and a combination of sport, leisure, play and recreation. With easy access via train, bus and metro and surrounded by highways it is the ideal location for the Ziggo Dome, the Netherlands’ latest concert hall for 17,000 spectators.

Image Courtesy © Jannes Linders

Image Courtesy © Jannes Linders

  • Architects: Benthem Crouwel Architects (Iris van Rijk)
  • Project: Ziggo Dome
  • Location: Amsterdam Southeast, Netherlands
  • Photography: Jannes Linders
  • Building type: Concert hall
  • Client: Black Box Real Estate
  • Project architect: Jan Benthem, Job Schoën
  • Constructor: ABT, Arnhem
  • Start design: 2005
  • Start construction: 2009
  • Completion: 2012
  • Total capacity: 17.000 people
  • Ground floor: 7.700 people
  • Lower tier seats: 4.030 people
  • Upper tier seats: 4.470 people
  • Member Seats (Vip): 800 people
  • Gross floor area: 49.000 m²

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