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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.

Villa in Aarhus, Denmark by Friis & Moltke

 
February 18th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Friis & Moltke

This functional villa, situated near the city of Aarhus, is built on an undulating plot at the fringe of the forest. The spot is remarkable for the beauty of its scenery, but it also poses a challenge for the architect. The answer to this challenge is a “folded disc”- design which allows you to enter the front of the house at one level, but to access the garden from the house at two levels. The house itself gives off a dynamic feeling of interaction with the plot and the landscape. To achieve this effect, the horizontal lines are complemented by a slanting roof and together they frame a pleasantly private space with respect for the surrounding nature.

Image Courtesy © Friis & Moltke

  • Architects: Friis & Moltke
  • Project: Villa
  • Location: Aarhus, Denmark

Winds of Change Library by Michael Jantzen

 
February 18th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Michael Jantzen

The Winds of Change Library is a conceptual design proposal for an earth friendly library powered by the wind. This multi level structure would have a large garden with trees, plants, and grass covering the entire two level roof. The roof garden would help to keep the library cooler in the summer, and warmer in the winter. It would also function as a safe and comfortable place for the visitors to read outdoors. The roof garden is also designed to capture and store rainwater for use in and around the library.

Image Courtesy © Michael Jantzen

  • Architects: Michael Jantzen
  • Project: Winds of Change Library
  • Status: Unbuilt

NURCERY, 30 CRIBS in Paris, France by Périphériques Architectes

 
February 16th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Périphériques Architectes

The project is part of the operation Grenelle Frémicourt which includes the construction of social housing on behalf of Paris-Habitat on Frémicourt Street and the construction of a residential building on Boulevard de Grenelle.

The nursery capacity is 30 cribs. It develops as a 3 levels superstructure with the first two floors accessible to the public. The ground floor houses the reception and premises for cradles, first floor houses premises for tall children then the second floor houses staff quarters.

Image Courtesy © Sergio Grazia

  • Architects: Périphériques Architectes
  • Project: NURCERY, 30 CRIBS
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Photography: Sergio Grazia
  • BET TCE: Sibat
  • BET HQE: Agence Franck Boutté
  • Architect In Charge: Anne Françoise Jumeau, Emmanuelle Marin, David Trottin
  • Client: PARIS HABITAT pour le DPEF
  • Program: Low energy consumption building (BBC) corresponding to Plan Climat, energy consumption lower than 50 kWh/m²/year, label H&E Effinergy – 30%/ Paris Habitat Charter “Chantier Propre” (ongoing studies)
  • Area: 417 m² SHON (net floor area)
  • Location: 154/158 Bvd de Grenelle, Paris 15éme, France
  • Cost: 1.7 M € not including VAT (value of 2007)
  • Competition: October 2007
  • Studies: 2011
  • Hand over: 2012

The Multi-form Building System by Michael Jantzen

 
February 16th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Michael Jantzen

The Multi-form Building System is a design study for a prefabricated, modular, kit of parts that can be assembled into many different kinds of curved spaces, in order to accommodate many different needs. The basic components would consist of several different sizes of pre-insulated curved, and flat eco-friendly concrete composite panels. Some of the panels form walls and roofs, and others are used for floors. All of the panels are designed to be bolted together with raceways between them for wiring and plumbing.

Image Courtesy © Michael Jantzen

  • Architects: Michael Jantzen
  • Project: The Multi-form Building System
  • Status: Unbuilt

GRENELLE, 35 PRIVATE HOUSING in Paris, France by Périphériques Architectes

 
February 16th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Périphériques Architectes

The plot allotted to the project is situated between Fremicourt street and Boulevard de Grenelle. It is exceptional by its orientation and its center which is in continuity with the neighbouring gardens. In order to achieve a Low Energy Consumption Building in Paris, it is fundamental to recon on important technical plans of action.

Image Courtesy © Sergio Grazia

  • Architects: Périphériques Architectes
  • Project: GRENELLE, 35 PRIVATE HOUSING
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Photography: Sergio Grazia
  • Architect In Charge: Anne Françoise Jumeau, Emmanuelle Marin, David Trottin
  • Client: SCI MOTTE PICQUET GRENELLE C/O NEXITY SEERI
  • Program: 35 private housings (2800 m² ),  2 groundfloor commercial locals, common underground parking, Low energy consumption building (BBC) corresponding to Plan Climat, energy consumption lower than 50 kWh/m²/year, label H&E Effinergy – 30%/ Paris Habitat Charter “Chantier Propre” (ongoing studies)
  • Area: 2800 m² SHON (net floor area)
  • Cost: 5.35 M € not including VAT (value of 2007)
  • Competition: October 2007
  • Studies: 2007-2011
  • Construction: ongoing
  • Hand over: June 2013

South Lowell Apartments in DENVER, COLORADO by Workshop 8 Architecture

 
February 16th, 2014 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Workshop 8 Architecture 

The S. Lowell Apartments owned by the Denver Housing Authority (DHA) was an aging family site that had reached its useful life span. It had leaking pipes causing mold, structural damage and inefficient heat for both the units and domestic hot water. As with any prudent developer, the goal was to use the site for its highest and best use at the most affordable cost. Working together, WORKSHOP8 and Pinkard Construction helped the DHA find a way to obtain 96 units using the existing units and adding 28 additional units, saving them $5M over the estimated cost of tearing the existing structure down and rebuilding 96 new units, the maximum allowed based on City parking requirements.

Image Courtesy © WORKSHOP8

  • Architects: Workshop 8 Architecture
  • Project: South Lowell Apartments
  • Location: DENVER, COLORADO, U.S.A
  • Photography: Daniel O’Connor, Ed LaCasse
  • Software used: SketchUp, Vectorworks and ArchiCAD.
  • Pinkard Construction: Jessica Nichols
  • Denver Housing Authority: Ryan Tobin
  • Owner: Denver Housing Authority
  • Developer: South Lowell Redevelopment LLLP
  • Builder: Pinkard Construction
  • Energy modeler & sustainability consultant: Group14
  • Soils engineer: Terradyne D/MBE
  • Civil engineer: Latitude 39 WBE
  • Landscape architect: three sixty design WBE
  • MEP engineer: Gehring & Associates M/WBE
  • Structural engineer: LT Engineering WBE
  • Abatement contractor: Engineered Demolition
  • Units: 68 remodeled units + 28 new units + community space (96 total)
  • Lot size: 3 acres
  • Project cost: $10,833,893 total construction cost $19,148,231 total project cost including capitalized reserves and related soft costs

Halo Santiago in Providencia, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile by Architects of Invention

 
February 16th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Architects of Invention

The young London-Moscow-Tbilisi-based practice Architects of Invention has received 3rd Prize for Telecommunications Tower in Santiago de Chile as a part of.

The concept of this tower suggests the volcano and optical phenomena such as the halo and the sun pillar. The ideas originate with the early modernists such as Rodchenko, Tatlin, Yakov Chernikhov and Malevich.

Image Courtesy © Architects of Invention

  • Architects: Architects of Invention (Nikoloz Japaridze, Anton Khmelnitskiy, Daniel Lareau, Petras Isora, Yakim Milev, Vano Ksenashvili, Dato Canava)
  • Project: Halo Santiago
  • Location: Providencia, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Award: Third Place
  • Senior Team: Ignacio Hernandez, Mauricio Mandler, Alvaro Dieguez, Cesar Goldsmith, Carlos Flores, Alexander Weiss
  • Structural Engineer: Engenuiti Enginieers
  • Project Year: 2014

PAPYRUS Glasses shop in Seoul, South Korea by Archi@Mosphere

 
February 16th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Archi@Mosphere

When buying eyewear, people consider their eyesight along with the design that can best express their image. This shows that an eyewear is a product that fulfills an individual’s need for accurate function and sensibility for beauty. We found that the sales process of an eyewear is quite similar to designing a space due to these factors.

Image Courtesy © Archi@Mosphere

  • Architects: Archi@Mosphere
  • Project: PAPYRUS Glasses shop
  • Location: Seoul, South Korea
  • Type: Commercial
  • Floor area: 59.0 sqm
  • Building scope: B1
  • Inside finishing: 3T stainless steel, Mirror, Barrisol
  • Status: Completed
  • Client: PAPYRUS eyewear group

Pavilions in Kunshan, China by Pu Miao Architecture

 
February 16th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Pu Miao Architecture

In the last two decades, Kunshan, Jiangsu Province, China has transformed itself from an ancient canal town to a modern industrial city. The west edge of its built-up area is reaching Lake Yangcheng. As the only public space on the lake shore, a park has been constructed. Three pavilions (Buildings B,C,D) were planned in the east area of the park.

Northeast view of the building, Image Courtesy © Pu Miao Architecture

  • Architects: Pu Miao Architecture
  • Project: Pavilions
  • Location: Kunshan, China
  • Project Period: 2009-2010
  • Building Area: 160 square meters
  • Client: Kunshan City Construction, Investment and Development Co., Ltd.
  • Designer: Architecture: Miao Design Studio (Design Architect), Pu Miao; Hanjia Design Group, Shanghai (Architect of Record), Jiang Ninqing, Structure: Shanghai Yuangui Structural Design Inc., Zhang Yewei, Liu Xiao, Engineering: Hanjia Design Group, Shanghai, Guo Zhong, Yu Yang, Wu Qiuyan

Wash/Pack Pavilion in Illinois, Urbana-Champaign by Jeffery S. Poss, Architect

 
February 15th, 2014 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Jeffery S. Poss, Architect

A spring 2012 graduate architecture studio focused on the design and development of a “Wash/Pack Pavilion” for the campus’ Sustainable Student Farm.  The farm was initiated in 2009 to promote alternative growing practices and sustainable agriculture research. The project continues as a research endeavor.

Image Courtesy © Jeffery S. Poss, Architect

  • Architects: Jeffery S. Poss, Architect
  • Project: Wash/Pack Pavilion
  • Location: Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Research Project: 2012
  • Expected Completion: 2014
  • Research Assitants: Jordan Buckner, William Burdell, Meagan Calnon, David Emmons, Charles Huss, Daniel Jeuk, Ethan Rattray, Fadi Salem
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