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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.

Textured Tower in Biscay, Spain by Coll-Barreu Arquitectos

 
September 11th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Coll-Barreu Arquitectos

A 32,5 meters high concrete tower for fire training.

A vertical decision. The tower at its plant intensifies the vertical folds. The folds of the concrete improve the vertical inertia, save material, make a more efficient structure. The tower is compressed also to not fill the air, as the “thin figures” of Giacometti.

Image Courtesy © Juan Rodríguez and COLL-BARREU ARQUITECTOS

Image Courtesy © Juan Rodríguez and COLL-BARREU ARQUITECTOS

  • Architects: Coll-Barreu Arquitectos
  • Project: Textured Tower
  • Location: Biscay, Spain
  • Photography: Juan Rodríguez
  • Status: Construido Built
  • Client: Ayuntamiento de Bilbao
  • Site: Miribilla, Bilbao, 43.248956, -2.924090
  • Collaborators: César Peña del Rey, Emilio Pardo, Katja Leszczynska, Fernando de la Maza, Andrés Tabera
  • Date of project: August 2006 – May 2007
  • Construction date: June 2007 – June 2012
  • Area: 556,88 m2
  • Budget: 1.332.425,47 €
  • Awards: Primer Premio en el concurso de ideas First Prize in ideas competition

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WINTERGARDEN HOUSING in PARIS, FRANCE by Atelier Kempe Thill

 
September 11th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Atelier Kempe Thill 

End of August the execution of the first building project in Paris by the Rotterdam based office Atelier Kempe Thill started. The project is the result of a won invited competition in 2012 and consists of 55 apartments for the social housing, a dentist’s surgery, a mother child centre and a parking garage in the 18th arrondissement of Paris.

Image Courtesy © Atelier Kempe Thill

Image Courtesy © Atelier Kempe Thill

  • Architects: Atelier Kempe Thill
  • Project: WINTERGARDEN HOUSING
  • Location: PARIS, FRANCE
  • client: Paris Habitat OPH / France
  • co-architect: Fres architects, Paris
  • project: social housing
  • status: competition 1.prize 2012, commission 2012 -, under construction (2014)

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Helmacab in Schelluinen, Netherlands by van Es architecten

 
September 11th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: van Es architecten

For Helmacab, supplier of shipboard, installation, industrial cables and accessories, van Es architecten made the design for a new industrial building with office space in Schelluinen. The building has been realized at industrial estate Schelluinen-West and has been given an contemporary appearance. The office area cantilevers above the loading dock as a striking eye catcher.

Image Courtesy © van Es architecten

Image Courtesy © van Es architecten

  • Architects: van Es architecten
  • Project: Helmacab
  • Location: Schelluinen, Netherlands
  • Realised:  2013

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Dual House in Venice, California

 
September 11th, 2014 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Chibi Moku

The Dual House is a new duplex for two related families, with an emphasis on balancing shared and personal spaces. While appearing to be a single building, two structures are placed back-to-back allowing for private garden entries and a communal roof deck. The garages, bedrooms, and entry are incorporated on the lower level, with a convertible bedroom/office having direct access to the garden.  On the second floor, the directional emphasis shifts to the long alley, highlighting the stairs, views, and available light for the main living spaces along this façade.  Tucked behind this public space are the master bedroom and bath.  The suspended steel stairs are a focal point for both inside and out.

Image Courtesy © Chibi Moku

Image Courtesy © Chibi Moku

  • Architects: DIMSTER ARCHITECTURE
  • Project: Dual House
  • Location: Venice, California

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METU RESEARCH CENTER in Turkey by Emre Arolat Architects 

 
September 11th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Emre Arolat Architects 

METU – Middle East Technical University is one of the oldest, largest and internationally successful universities in Turkey that is also assertive in scientific, technological and innovative developments. The vision of being “research loaded university” is supported by the investments done to related buildings and strategic supportive programs that have increased the performances in improvements. There are 23 research and application centers in METU by 2011.The project was developed to fulfill the requirements of  the New Research Center that would combine all of these 23 research units at a centrum. The project would increase the interaction between the educational buildings and the technopark just on the other side and at the same time should behave as a social gathering place for the students and the academicians. In this sense it has an atrium like generator space, just in the middle that behaves as the gathering place and that is not climatized creating its own ecology with its semi-closed atmosphere and advanced landscape, serving for the interaction between researchers of various disciplines, instructors, students etc.

Image Courtesy © Emre Arolat Architects 

Image Courtesy © Emre Arolat Architects

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NT24 / Housing in Cuernavaca, Mexico by Aflo Arquitectos

 
September 10th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Aflo Arquitectos

The property is located in the north of the city of Cuernavaca , enjoying the best climate in the city,( worldwide). The neighborhood Tlaltenango enjoys excellent connectivity and history, is now a central scenery with the city of Cuernavaca and conurbations spaces . Nueva Tabachin  is a midpoint of the colony in a canyon with little topography, perfect to go unnoticed and to have a better lifestyle scenario.

Image Courtesy © Aflo Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Aflo Arquitectos

  • Architects: Aflo Arquitectos
  • Project: NT24 / Housing
  • Location: Cuernavaca, Mexico
  • Software used: Ecotect

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Canyons do Lago House in Minas Gerais, Brazil by Mutabile Arquitetura

 
September 10th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Mutabile Arquitetura

The house is located on the edge of Lake Furnas. The house was located in a manner that provides a view of the lake in all rooms and environments. The visual integration between social space and privacy in the intimate area guided all the solutions. The circulation areas are always marked by overhead lighting.

Image Courtesy © Carlos Dias

Image Courtesy © Carlos Dias

  • Architects: Mutabile Arquitetura
  • Project: Canyons do Lago House
  • Location: Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Photography: Carlos Dias
  • Software used: Google Sketchup
  • COLABORATOR: Clarice Lacerda
  • CONSTRUCTOR: Djamilto Lourenço
  • DESIGN TEAM: Gabriel Souza, Isabel Brant e Priscila Musa
  • AREA: 569.46 m2
  • YEAR: 2012

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The Sett in Totland, Isle of Wight by Dow Jones Architects

 
September 10th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Dow Jones Architects

The house is located on Uplands Road, on the eastern edge of the village of  Totland.
Totland was developed during the nineteenth century as a residential and seaside resort following the formation of the Totland Bay Estate Company in the 1870s. Until then, the area had been predominantly rural and remote, and this pattern of development is characteristic of much of the island.

Image Courtesy © Dow Jones Architects

Image Courtesy © Dow Jones Architects

  • Architects: Dow Jones Architects
  • Project: The Sett
  • Location: Totland, Isle of Wight
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Completed: 2010-2013
  • Contractor: DN Associates
  • Structural Engineer: Momentum
  • Timber fabricator: Sydenhams

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Apartament DLP in La Paz, Mexico by 21 Arquitectura

 
September 10th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: 21 Arquitectura

Multifamily building design of two levels, ground floor where there are two departments 323.90ft2 twins each upstairs and two departments in the same way except that here the distribution is made ​​is different; 323.90ft2 about the first and second 406.45ft2.

Image Courtesy © 21 Arquitectura

Image Courtesy © 21 Arquitectura

  • Architects: 21 Arquitectura
  • Project: Apartament DLP
  • Location: La Paz, Mexico
  • Software used: Autocad, Photoshop, Autodesk
  • Owner: Private Client
  • Renders: 21 Arquitectura
  • Author: Architect Manuel Romero
  • Projected Area: 1100.30ft2
  • Materials: Concrete, wood, tile
  • Date: 2014

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Harkema in Dordrecht, Netherlands by van Es architecten

 
September 10th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: van Es architecten

For Harkema, a supplier of tools, materials and personal protective equipment to the construction and industrial sectors, contractors recently completed a new presentable industrial building.

Image Courtesy © van Es architecten

Image Courtesy © van Es architecten

  • Architects: van Es architecten
  • Project: Harkema
  • Location: Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • Realised: 2011

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