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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.

Pitulka Eatery in Athens, Greece by Triopton Architects

 
September 24th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Architects: Triopton Architects

The newly designed restaurant, Pitulka Eatery by Triopton Architects in Victoria Athens, adds a modern touch to the area with a sensibility to materials, culture and lifestyle. Defined as the “ancient pie”, the word Pitulka is one of the first reports to a Greek pie, approximately 7000 years ago.

Image Courtesy © Dimitris Kleanthis

Image Courtesy © Dimitris Kleanthis

  • Architects: Triopton Architects
  • Project: Pitulka Eatery
  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Photography: Dimitris Kleanthis
  • Design Team: Hysolli Edis, Sergios Eleftherios, Vourliotis Dimitrios
  • Construction: K-Constructions
  • Address: 7 Cheiden Street, Victoria Square
  • Area: 62 sqm

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Akatsuka House in Itabashi-ku, Japan by MDS Co.Ltd

 
September 24th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: MDS Co.Ltd

A house should act as a shelter against natural environments and outside noises. But it is necessary to keep an appropriate sense of distance with the outside, instead of completely isolated from it so that one can feel the atmosphere of the nature and surrounding environments. In the same way, it is important to provide a subtle sense of distance among family members regarding privacy and communication.

Image Courtesy © Toshiyuki Yano

Image Courtesy © Toshiyuki Yano

  • Architects: MDS Co.Ltd (Kiyotoshi Mori & Natsuko Kawamura)
  • Project: Akatsuka House
  • Location: Itabashi-ku, Japan
  • Photography: Toshiyuki Yano
  • Date of Completion: 2013
  • Site Area: 390.34m2
  • Total Floor Area: 149.41 m2
  • Structure: Wood + RC

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Curtain Apartments in Wolli Creek, Australia by Tony Owen Partners

 
September 24th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Tony Owen Partners

The new Curtain Apartment building by Tony Owen Partners Has just been approved at Wolli Creek near Sydney Airport. The 200 apartment building is located at the waterfront and has panoramic water views of Sydney’s skyline. The Curtain also fronts onto a large park and Botany Bay. The design is unique in that all apartments face north to the view. This ensures all units have wide frontages and all rooms have balconies to take advantage of the site. In addition, almost all are ‘thru-units’ running north to south. This is achieved using open rear access corridors on the south which are accessed from external, lift towers. As a result all of the units are naturally ventilated. This minimizes energy costs making this a highly sustainable design.

Image Courtesy © Tony Owen Partners

Image Courtesy © Tony Owen Partners

  • Architects: Tony Owen Partners
  • Project: Curtain Apartments
  • Location: Wolli Creek, Sydne, Australia
  • Software used: Autocad, 3d max, rhino

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Kardinaal Mercier Square in Brussels-Jette Belgium by OMGEVING

 
September 24th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: OMGEVING 

Jette, also known as Sint-Pieters-Jette is one of the greenest amongst the 19 communes of the Capital Region of Brussels. Located in the tiny valley of Molenbeek, north-west of the centre of the capital, it offers its inhabitants a fair combination of urban and rural environment.

Image Courtesy © OMGEVING

Image Courtesy © OMGEVING

  • Architects: OMGEVING
  • Project: Kardinaal Mercier Square
  • Location: Brussels-Jette Belgium
  • Project Size: 4 hectares
  • Client: Beliris
  • Design: 2007 (1st prize in the international competition)
  • Completion: 2013

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Sport In Street by Ayhan Guneri Architects

 
September 24th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Ayhan Guneri Architects

As a new generation oriented establishment Sport in Street aims to open 200 new stores in 2014-2015. Sport in Street will be a multibrand name store with clothing, shoes and accessories lines from a variety of brands. When designing the store in compliance with the brand identity, we aimed to carry the streets indoors. We started the design with various mood boards determining different fields of interest of the youth.

Image Courtesy © Ayhan Güneri Architects

Image Courtesy © Ayhan Güneri Architects

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Paul Bert Léon Blum Boa Canteen in Lille-Lomme, France by D’HOUNDT+BAJART Architects & Associates

 
September 24th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: D’HOUNDT+BAJART Architects & Associates

A unifying and fun building:

The urban challenge was to create a frame edge structuring this corner plot whose boundaries are based on low hosted terraced buildings, at the Marx Dormoy and Léon Blum streets. At the corner, the school restaurant’s parapet ascends gently, creating a bow that hides the restaurant’s technical equipment (centralair handlingand heat pump) while freeing the ground floor. The architectural treatment is contextual in its urban form and its materiality; the use of the brick, which dominates the landscape, has received a contemporary and qualitative review showcasing the polychrome emblematic brick bondingof the regional architecture .The layout of the masonry, with an almost random pattern, evokes the snake skin and activates the imaginary potential, architecture and young children dream-like: in a world where you have to respect the rules of the urban game, the building delivers a message of imagination, and seems, with its “snake skin” and “scale-like windows” to have the power to move.

Image Courtesy © D’HOUNDT+BAJART Architects & Associates

Image Courtesy © D’HOUNDT+BAJART Architects & Associates

  • Architects: D’HOUNDT+BAJART Architects & Associates
  • Project: Paul Bert Léon Blum Boa Canteen
  • Location: Lille-Lomme, North, France
  • Software used: Autocad and sketchup
  • CLIENT: (Associate Community of Lomme- Lille)
  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT: D’HOUNDT+BAJART Architects & Associates, Architects (Tourcoing), KHEOPS engineering, BET (Department of Technical Studies / Bureau d’Etudes Techniques) fluids and electricity (Lille), Beha Legrand, BET (Department of Technical Studies / Bureau d’Etudes Techniques)collective kitchens and hygiene (Lille), BSE ECONOMIE, Economist (Loos)
  • SURFACE AREA: 417m²
  • CALENDAR: 2012-2014
  • COST: 1M €HT
  • MISSION: Construction of a catering office for Paul Bert and Léon Blum scholar group – Marx Dormoy Street – 59160 LOMME

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Veracruz Architects Association Headquarters in Córdoba, México by TEAM730

 
September 23rd, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: TEAM730 

Located in Cordoda’s downtown area, the second prize winning design for the Veracruz Architects Association’s new headquarters takes advantage of the existing topography. Designed by TEAM730, one of the main features of the project is to break the scheme of close institutional buildings to its immediate context, to become a built space that opens to the city, creating public space between the building and the urban grid.

Image Courtesy © TEAM730

Image Courtesy © TEAM730

  • Architects: TEAM730 
  • Project: Veracruz Architects Association Headquarters
  • Location: Córdoba, Veracruz, México
  • Project Area: 298 m2
  • Project Year: 2012

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New Trianel Headquarters in Aachen, Germany by GMP Architekten

 
September 23rd, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: GMP Architekten 

After a construction period of almost two years, Trianel GmbH this summer moved into its company headquarters in Aachen, which had been designed by the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners. The utility company now has over 300 employees in the new building who previously were spread out over three locations in Aachen. The office block has a floor area of 6,300 square metres and can accommodate up to 430 members of staff.

Image Courtesy © Hans-Georg Esch

Image Courtesy © Hans-Georg Esch

  • Architects: GMP Architekten 
  • Project: New Trianel Headquarters
  • Location: Aachen, Germany
  • Photography: Hans-Georg Esch
  • Design: Volkwin Marg and Christian Hoffmann with Marek Nowak
  • Project management: competition Marek Nowak with Olaf Peters
  • Competition team: Sebastian Möller, Christoph Salentin, Tobias Unterberg
  • Project management: detailed design Tobias Unterberg
  • Detailed design team: Clemens Dost, Irina Stoyanova, Sarah Coenes, Christoph Salentin
  • Client: Trianel GmbH

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CPS – Chiarano Primary School in Urban by C+S architects

 
September 23rd, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: C+S architects

As architects and scholars, we recognize a political role in the urban realm for these small public spaces, where design is not aimed to produce objects standing independently, such as it happened with the cathedrals of consumerism (the shopping malls) or the cathedrals of culture (museums) which, despite their most private ownership, are considered the new public arenas of the society.

Image Courtesy © C+S architects

Image Courtesy © C+S architects

  • Architects: C+S architects
  • Project: CPS – Chiarano Primary School
  • Location: Urban
  • Head Designer: C+S architects, Carlo Cappai, Maria Alessandra Segantini
  • Design Team: Alessandro Mimiola, Giulia Riso, Guido Stella, Mauro Tonello
  • Consultants Acoustic: F&M Ingegneria srl
  • MEP: F&M Ingegneria srl
  • Cost Control and Monitoring: F&M Ingegneria srl
  • Safety: F&M Ingegneria srl
  • Sustainability: F&M Ingegneria srl
  • Structural engineering: F&M Ingegneria srl

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Maison P(c)ap(l)ill(ss)on in Yzeure, Allier, France by Guillaume Ramillien Architecture

 
September 23rd, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Guillaume Ramillien Architecture 

When Alice had come within a few yards of it, she saw that it had eyes and a nose and mouth ; {…} she saw clearly that it was HUMPTY DUMPTY himself. ‘It can’t be anybody else!’ she said to herself. ‘I’m as certain of it, as if his name were written all over his face !’

Image Courtesy © Eric Pouyet

Image Courtesy © Eric Pouyet

  • Architects: Guillaume Ramillien Architecture 
  • Project: Maison P(c)ap(l)ill(ss)
  • Location: Yzeure, Allier, France
  • Photography: Eric Pouyet
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Collaborators: Thibault Girardi, Facundo Forchino, Florian Bichet
  • Environmental engineer: Incub’ Energies Vertes du Bourbonnais
  • Area: 120 m2/ 120 sqm
  • Year: 2012-2014

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