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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.

Sotra Arena in Bergen, Norway by LONGVA ARKITEKTER

 
January 10th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: LONGVA ARKITEKTER

The new sports hall is located next to an existing sports field on the outskirts of Straume, a small town near Bergen.

The brief was to create two sports halls that could accommodate a variety of events and scenarios. The main hall has seating for 3000 spectators and can be used for international handball and basketball tournaments. The building also contains weight training facilities, communal rooms and offices for the local sports clubs.

Image Courtesy © Ivan Brodey

  • Architects: LONGVA ARKITEKTER
  • Project: Sotra Arena
  • Location: Bergen, Norway
  • Photography: Ivan Brodey
  • Client: Fjell County
  • Date of completion: 2013
  • Area: 9200 m2.
  • Cost: 19MillEuro

MATERIALS / PRODUCTS

  • Façade: Balextermsandwich panels, Rheinzinkpanelling and flashings, Wood cladding, Schücowindows
  • Sports flooring: Boflex / Pulastic
  • Arena seating: Kerkofiorina
  • Software used: Revit

Banker Wire Woven Wire Mesh Entertains In Studio City, Los Angeles, California

 
January 10th, 2014 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Banker Wire

The Studio City neighborhood of Los Angeles was established along with the prominent movie studios during the early 20thcentury. In one of its high-end apartment complexes, a new water feature created with Banker Wire mesh, emphasizes the connection between Studio City and the movie industry – and provides a canvas for multimedia entertainment.

Image Courtesy © ARTBOX construction Inc.

  • Project: Banker Wire Woven Wire Mesh Entertains In Studio City
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Photography: ARTBOX construction Inc.
  • Software used: CAD 3D.

Porsche Design Tower in Sunny Isles Beach, FL by Dezer Development

 
January 10th, 2014 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Laura Acker

Bringing a new dimension to South Florida’s ultra-luxury, high-end real estate market, New York/South Florida developer Dezer Development entered into a master licensing agreement with Germany-based Porsche Design Group to deliver the luxury brand’s first foray into residential real estate, Porsche Design Tower Miami.

Image Courtesy © Porsche Design Tower Miami.

  • Architects: Dezer Development
  • Project: Porsche Design Tower
  • Location: Sunny Isles Beach, FL, U.S.A

Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archive in NY by TEK Architects

 
January 10th, 2014 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: TEK Architects

The project includes the renovation of a former print shop and loading dock that is part of the Administration Building and an addition to the building to house the Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archive on the campus of the Queensborough Community College in Queens County, NY.

Image Courtesy © TEK Architects

  • Architects: TEK Architects
  • Project: Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archive
  • Location: NY, U.S.A

Chattanooga Street Duplex in San Francisco by Zack | de Vito Architecture

 
January 10th, 2014 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Zack | de Vito Architecture

This project is a modern, urban two-unit townhouse. Construction is a 3-story wood frame structure over a concrete basement/garage. The site is a typical San Francisco lot, 26′ x 115′, with a moderate to steep upslope. The project was undertaken as a Design/Build project with the Architect also being the owner and the general contractor. The North unit is the owner/architect’s home, and the South unit was sold.

Image Courtesy © Zack | de Vito Architecture

  • Architects: Zack | de Vito Architecture
  • Project: Chattanooga Street Duplex
  • Location: San Francisco, U.S.A
  • Software used: Vectorworks

Los Bosques House in Chicureo, Santiago de Chile, Chile by MasFernandez Arquitectos

 
January 10th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: MasFernandez Arquitectos

Located on the outskirts of the city of Santiago de Chile, in the Valley of Chicureo, “Los Bosques house” belongs to a young family who previously lived in an apartment in a high density area of the district of Las Condes, Downtown Santiago.
For them the expression of contemporary house played a key role in the project. Simple lines, flexible spaces, outside-inside connection and a central courtyard were part of their duties.

Image Courtesy © Marcos Mendizabal

  • Architects: MasFernandez Arquitectos (Cristóbal Fernández)
  • Project: Los Bosques House
  • Location: Chicureo, Santiago de Chile, Chile
  • Photography: Marcos Mendizabal
  • Structural Engineer: Eduardo Valenzuela
  • Area: 368 m2
  • Year: 2010

Aesop Kawaramachi, Kyoto, Japan by TORAFU ARCHITECTS

 
January 10th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: TORAFU ARCHITECTS

For Australian skin care brand Aesop, we planned the interior and exterior of the new store in Kawaramachi, Kyoto. The store is located on the 1st floor of a building on a busy shopping street.  A narrow 3.2m width, 19.7m depth with a spatial height of 6.2m vaulted ceiling. We approached the project by making the most out of the original building structure with the addition of careful alteration.

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

  • Architects: TORAFU ARCHITECTS
  • Project: Aesop Kawaramachi
  • Location: Kawaramachi, Kyoto, Japan
  • Photography: Takumi Ota
  • Facility design: ENDO-Lighting, maxray(Lightings)
  • Production: &S
  • Total floor area: 86m2
  • Design period: 2013.09-2013.11
  • Construction period: 2013.11-12

DIGITAL MUSEUM in Pecica, Arad County, Romania by Claudiu IONESCU

 
January 9th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Claudiu IONESCU

“Inspired by Constantin BRANCUSI’s „Miracle” sculpture, the building rises naturally from the ground through golden spirals (the Fibonacci spirals) and crystallizes in a shape that, just like its muse, tries to set itself free from „the past burdens”, striving to rise high. Its shape offers the visitor a feeling of aspiration, an aspiration not only of the building, but of life itself.” – Claudiu IONESCU – architect

Image Courtesy © Bogdan IORGOVAN

  • Architects: Claudiu IONESCU
  • Project: DIGITAL MUSEUM
  • Location: Pecica, Arad County, Romani
  • Photography: Bogdan IORGOVAN
  • Design Team: Claudiu IONESCU, Dragos MILOTIN, Gabriel TAKACS, Calin SEBARCHIEVICI
  • Constructor: S.C. START S.R.L.
  • Area: 125.75 mp
  • Year: 2013
  • Software used: Rhinoceros 5.0, Grasshopper, Autocad, Photoshop and Dialux.

CASA VEINTIUNO in GUADALAJARA, MEXICO by HERNÁNDEZ SILVA ARQUITECTOS

 
January 9th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: HERNÁNDEZ SILVA ARQUITECTOS

The house is located in a conventional land inside a gated community, west of Guadalajara’s metropolitan area. Is has a north orientation towards the street and south on the back, leaving a free area on the side facing west.

The project begins at the idea of making a house with the minimum ofwalls to feel it completely transparent and openfrom the entry. We decided to make a big hole inside that takes back the old spanish patio, being the protagonist of the residence.

Image Courtesy © CARLOS DÍAZ CORONA

  • Architects: HERNÁNDEZ SILVA ARQUITECTOS
  • Project: CASA VEINTIUNO
  • Location: GUADALAJARA, MEXICO
  • Photography: CARLOS DÍAZ CORONA
  • PROJECT YEAR: 2009
  • CONSTRUCTION YEAR: 2010-2012
  • TEAM: ARQ. ALEJANDRO APONTE GÓMEZ, ARQ. ROBERTO PEÑA RODRÍGUEZ
  • AREA: 541 M2
  • Software used: Sketchup, Autocad and 3DS max.

Residência MG in São Paulo, Brasil by Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados

 
January 9th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados

Image Courtesy © Nelson Kon

  • Architects: Mendonça Arquitetos Associados
  • Project: Residência MG
  • Location: São Paulo, Brasil
  • Photography: Nelson Kon
  • Design Years: 03/2008
  • Construction Years: 10/2012
  • Site Areao: 1.029m²
  • Building Area: 1.350m²
  • Principal in Charge: Henrique Reinach and Maurício Mendonça
  • Project Team: Marcelo Zahr, Frederico Zara Chiarelli, Luciana Maki, Humberto Buso, Tony Chen, Flora Fujii, Lucas Padovani, Mauricio Metello, Maíra Cordeiro, Flávia Henriques, Natália Campos, Ana Júlia Sprovieri, Natasha Villaça

Consultants:

  • Air Condicioning: JMT Projetos
  • General Constractor: JZM Planejamento Imobiliário e Construções
  • Structural engoneer: SVS Projetos Estruturais
  • Mechanical engineer: Rewald Engenharia
  • Photographer: Nelson Kon
  • Interior Design: RAP Arquitetura
  • Lightining Architect: Mingrone Iluminação
  • Landscape Architect: Martha Gavião Arquitetura Paisagística
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