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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.

BUSINESS COMPLEX BUILDING ‘T WALLETJE KNOKKE-HEIST in Belgium by BURO II & ARCHI+I

 
May 3rd, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: BURO II & ARCHI+I

The business complex building is designed as an expansion of an existing business site. A substantial green strip makes for a buffering for the village centre of Westkapelle.

The business complex building is the start for the completion of the third phase of the business site. The premise for the design was, on the one hand, to create a landmark, but on the other hand, to also create modularity and fl exibility, accessibility and sustainability.

Image Courtesy © Klaas Verdru

Image Courtesy © Klaas Verdru

  • Architects: BURO II & ARCHI+I
  • Project: BUSINESS COMPLEX BUILDING ‘T WALLETJE KNOKKE-HEIST
  • Location: KNOKKE-HEIST, Belgium
  • Photography: Klaas Verdru
  • Interior architecture: BURO II & ARCHI+I
  • Project management: BURO II & ARCHI+I
  • Structural conception: Arcadis Belgium NV
  • Structural work: Arcadis Belgium NV
  • General contractor: Franki Construct
  • Garden design: BURO II & ARCHI+I
  • Area surface: 11.585 m²
  • Land use of the building: 5.900 m²
  • Gross floor area: ± 22.500 m²

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Terre et Eau in Rigaud, Canada By BLOUIN TARDIF Architecture – Environnement

 
May 3rd, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: BLOUIN TARDIF Architecture – Environnement

The design of the residence had to meet three important challenges: architectural reconciliation of a Mexican inspiration in a Quebec context; exploration of a prototype house with predefined materials; and the objectives of LEED® Canada certification. The living spaces traverse, overlook, and gravitate around the patio, a large volume in which the effect of vegetation and a body of water is magnified through optimization of fenestration and the building’s orientation. The volumes have irregular contours to control sunlight and views; solar gain is maximized.

Image Courtesy © Steve Montpetit

Image Courtesy © Steve Montpetit

  • Architects: BLOUIN TARDIF Architecture – Environnement
  • Project: Terre et Eau
  • Location: Rigaud, Canada
  • Photography: Steve Montpetit
  • Project manager: Jean Tardif
  • Design team: Jean Tardif, Isabelle Beauchamp, Mijanou Jodoin, Patrick Côté, Nicola Russo.
  • Structure Engineer: Génivar, Philippe Beaudoin
  • Mecanical Engineer: Innovénergie, Éric Dion
  • Landscape architects: Groupe espace vie, Marie-France Turgeon
  • Lighting consultant: Quartz-light, Christian de Chabannes
  • LEED certification manager: Écohabitation, Emmanuel Cosgrove
  • Site management: J.A. Construction, Jacques Auger
  • Area of project: 6500 pieds carrés
  • FProject end date: Février 2013
  • Certification: LEED habitation

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Corriente Alterna Visual Arts School in Miraflores, Lima, Peru by Barclay & Crousse

 
May 3rd, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Barclay & Crousse

The extension of the Visual Arts School of Lima supposes a challenge in different issues:

The relationship between old and new.  The actual building is an architectural landmark, a very good example of neo-colonial architecture of the 1930’s  The addition should be respectful of the existing building but we considered it should also be a testimony for XXIst century architecture in Lima.

Image Courtesy © Barclay & Crousse

Image Courtesy © Barclay & Crousse

  • Architects: Barclay & Crousse
  • Project: Corriente Alterna Visual Arts School
  • Location: Miraflores, Lima, Peru
  • Program: Extension of pedagogic facilities
  • Project schedule: October 2006 – Mars 2007
  • Construction schedule: may 2012 – December 2012
  • Project authors: Sandra Barclay and Jean Pierre Crousse
  • Structural Engineers: Zegarra-Yeckle
  • Fluids: Manuel Chamorro
  • Electricity and lighting: Diaz-Luy
  • Client: Inversiones Alternas
  • Contractor: EITAL S.A.
  • Construction cost: 550 000 US$
  • Site area: 1236 square meters
  • Project size: 2280 square meters

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AMERICAN STANDARD in Mexico City, Mexico by SPACE

 
May 3rd, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: SPACE

The corporate offices of American Standard are located at the Corporate Headquarters, Campus Coyoacán, Coyoacán Avenue, México City.

With a land area of 1,500m2 the offices are conceived based on two central concepts which were fundamental for the development of the project. The first was to generate a showroom for its clients and the second, the corporate offices.

Image Courtesy © American Standard Courtesy

Image Courtesy © American Standard Courtesy

  • Architects: SPACE (Juan Carlos Baumgartner, Humberto Soto)
  • Project: AMERICAN STANDARD
  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • DESIGN TEAM: Alejandro Danel
  • LIGHTING: LUA
  • CONSTRUCTION: ATXK
  • DATE OF COMPLETION: April 2013
  • CONSTRUCTION: ATXK
  • PROJECT DATE: May – October 2013
  • AREA: 1,500 Square meters
  • FURNITURE: Steelcase

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House in Goido, Japan by Fujiwarramuro Architects

 
May 3rd, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Fujiwarramuro Architects

A house modeled after the city, The site for this project is located in a dense residential area on a slightly recessed plot extending away from the street. The client’s requirements were for a house that would ensure a degree of privacy while also remaining well-lit, comfortable and relaxed. In terms of privacy, we decided to create a space that would remain closed to the exterior while drawing attention to its surrounding conditions as design features, reflecting the external urban environment within it.

Image Courtesy © Toshiyuki Yano

Image Courtesy © Toshiyuki Yano

  • Architects: Fujiwarramuro Architects
  • Project: House in Goido
  • Location: Goido, Japan
  • Photography: Toshiyuki Yano
  • Principle use: single family house
  • Site area: 82.22 m2
  • Building area: 46.32 m2
  • Total floor area: 78.74 m2
  • Project architect: shintaro fujiwara,yoshio muro
  • Structure: timber

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TAPAYA- TAPAS BAR in rishon, Israel by Nir Portal Architects

 
May 3rd, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Nir Portal Architects

As if taken from one of Spanish director, Pedro almodovar’s frames and based on the inspiration of his muse, Penelope Cruz, ‘tapaya’ is a gesture to his works of art.

Mixture of styles, colors and material, not to say chaos, join together to create a new language of harmony.

Image Courtesy © Nir Portal Architects

Image Courtesy © Nir Portal Architects

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Casa Xonar in Silves, Algarve, Portugal by Studio ARTE

 
May 1st, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Studio ARTE

There was a time when Silves was the capital of great Andalusia, conquered by the Moors and ruled  for centuries, traces of Islamic architecture can still be found in the city once named Xelb, Gharb Al-Anadalus.

The name given Casa Xonar has the meaning to rest, sleep and dream, it offers a perfect retreat in the centre of the old city of Silves. With echoes of this past, Xonar reflects its historical surroundings in the sharpest way, from its Islamic exterior of white washed design to its rooftop terraces and  hidden rooms, the concept of private lifestyle runs throughout.

Image Courtesy © Kees Hageman

Image Courtesy © Kees Hageman

  • Architects: Studio ARTE
  • Project: Casa Xonar
  • Location: Silves, Algarve, Portugal
  • Photography: Kees Hageman
  • Architecture & layouts: Arnold Aarssen, Meta Roeymans, Pedro Braz, João Carriço and Joana Pinto.
  • Interior design & decoration: Janneke Haane.

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GREENFIELD living by Minarc

 
May 1st, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Minarc

  • Simplistic Eco-conscious design that is focused on functionality and creating a breathing family environment.
  • The house is oriented on the site to better take advantage of natural light and winds.
  • Maximum use of natural light to cut down electrical cost.
Image Courtesy © Minarc

Image Courtesy © Minarc

  • Architects: Minarc
  • Project: GREENFIELD living

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The house of Kubogaoka in Japan by KICHI ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

 
May 1st, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: KICHI ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

This residence is a two-storied residence built in wood, located in a residence area about an hour’s drive from Tokyo.

To achieve a clear contrast, white has been added to the basic color of the mortar of the exterior walls.

As for the interior, when you open the front door, you will see an earth-floored room like that of an old Japanese house, extending all the way to the yard beyond and you will see a tatami mat living room running along the earth-floored room (area). By combining tatami and tiles, Japanese style and western style are harmonized.

Image Courtesy © Mr. Ippei Shinzawa

Image Courtesy © Mr. Ippei Shinzawa

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Scandinavian middle in Tokyo, Japan by Kichi Architectural Design

 
May 1st, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Kichi Architectural Design

This residence, consisting of a design office and a master bedroom, is the result of renovating a barn which used to store farming equipment, a barn located in the rural area about an hour’s drive from Tokyo. The barn with the height of 4 m. was transformed into a loft which had two levels–the first for the meeting room and the second for the office. The lattice windows welcome the trees of the forest into the building, ushering in tranquility. The old doors of the barn have been given a new life to provide an accent for the space.

Image Courtesy © Mr. Ippei Shinzawa

Image Courtesy © Mr. Ippei Shinzawa

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