Open side-bar Menu
 ArchShowcase
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.

House in Akiya, Japan by Nobuo Araki / The Archetype

 
September 15th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Nobuo Araki / The Archetype

This is a two-story weekend house with a rooftop deck in Akiya, located a few hours drive south of Tokyo. Akiya, together with the neighboring area, Hayama, is known for its concentration of summer/weekend houses. Being on the coastal slope where the ocean and mountains meet, the house faces the ocean while its backside greets the mountains. The natural surroundings promise a refreshing weekend stay.

Image Courtesy © BAUHAUS NEO

  • Architects: Nobuo Araki / The Archetype
  • Project: House in
  • Location: Akiya, Yokosuka city, Kanagawa, Japan
  • Photography: BAUHAUS NEO
  • Completion: September 2011
  • Building type: weekend house
  • Client: personal

Consultant

  • Structure: G.DeSIGN/TakeyukiGaino
  • Facility: SH/Koji Nagai , ShuNagasawa
  • Lighting: On&Off/Shinji Yamaguchi
  • Landscape: GRASSY, Yuko Takaura
  • General constructor: SATOHIDE CORPORATION
  • Structural system: box frame type reinforced concrete construction
  • Number of floors: 2 stories
  • Site area: 155.14 m2
  • Building area: 61.60 m2
  • Total floor area: 113.57 m2

Central Library in Seattle by OMA

 
September 15th, 2013 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: OMA

At a moment when libraries are perceived to be under threat from a shrinking public realm on one side and digitization on the other, the Seattle Central Library creates a civic space for the circulation of knowledge in all media, and an innovative organizing system for an ever-growing physical collection – the Books Spiral.

Image Courtesy © OMA

  • Architects: OMA & LMN Architects
  • Project: Central Library
  • Location: Seattle, USA
  • Status: Commissioned: 1999; Completed: 2004 Site: City block located at 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104
  • Program: Total 38,300m2, including 33,700m2 reading room, book spiral, mixing chamber, meeting platform, living room, staff floor, children’s collection, auditorium, and 4,600m2 of parking
  • Client: The Seattle Public Library
  • Budget: $111.9 million

Mercat Amsterdam in Oostelijke, Handelskade, The Netherlands by Concrete Architectural Associates

 
September 15th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Concrete Architectural Associates

DESIGN STORY / NARRATIVE

Mercat, the ninth member of the IQ family, is the Spanish sister of the Italian orientated Mazzo and French brasserie Witteveen. Similar to Mazzo and Witteveen, Mercat is a place where guests are welcome to eat drink and enjoy the whole day long. Besides the diverse cuisines, the location of the venue is one of the most significant differences between the three restaurants. Witteveen is situated in the vibrant Pijp area, Mazzo in the world famous Jordaan quarter, Mercat is located in the upcoming eastern harbor area, in a former harbor authority building.

Image Courtesy © ewout huibers for concrete

  • Architects: Concrete Architectural Associates
  • Project: Mercat Amsterdam
  • Location: Oostelijke, Handelskade, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Ewout Huibers
  • Client: IQ creative
  • Project Team: Rob wagemans, Ulrike lehner, Charlotte key, Femke zumbrink (graphic design), Erik van dillen, Bart de beer
  • Total area: 320 m2 + 230 m2 (terrace)
  • Duration construction: 2 weeks
  • Opening: 9 september 2012
  • Special features: Neon letters   by seletti
  • Lighting: Oldwood, midwoud, nl
  • Metal constructions: Smederij van rijn, Hazerswoude rijndijk, nl

New building at Albert Einstein High School in Bagnols sur Cèze BY NBJ architects

 
September 13th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: NBJ architects

The overall restructuring of Albert Einstein High School, ends with the completion of the last building renovation developed by the architect agency NB (Elodie Nourrigat & Jacques Brion) associated with François Privat architects. The High School Albert Einstein, Brassens site, is a vast building of the 60’s. Built following a strict and repetitive pattern, it is composed of large linear buildings from 60 to 80 m length and large metallic workshops surrounded by large dilated and unattractive space. Site’s analysis shows several functional gaps. Today it is important to change establishment’s image by the way of idea and contemporary vision.

Image Courtesy © Paul KOZLOWSKI

  • Architects: NBJ architects
  • Project: New building at Albert Einstein High School
  • Location: Bagnols sur Cèze
  • Photography: Paul KOZLOWSKI
  • Client: Région Languedoc Roussillon
  • Assistant of the Client: Languedoc Roussillon Aménagement
  • Project area: 2300m² + landscaping
  • Cost: 4.2 Millions €
  • End date of the project: November 2012

The culture of smoking – From Taboo to Taboo in Zagreb, Croatia by brigada

 
September 13th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: brigada

Glyptotheque HAZU, an art institution in Zagreb, Croatia, wanted to explore the link between smoking, art, and the concept of taboo.The resulting exhibition focuses on the role of smoking in Croatia’s artistic and popular culture over the last 150 years.

Image Courtesy © brigada

  • Architects: brigada
  • Project: The culture of smoking – From Taboo to Taboo
  • Location: Zagreb, Croatia

Image Courtesy © brigada

Playing with the idea of taboo, we designed an anti-exhibition – a display that hides the exhibits even from the museum itself. We created a completely new space, with no apparent walls, floor or ceiling,where the only structures are cylindrical display rooms. Softly illuminated from within, they invite visitors to take a closer look. But only after stepping inside are the objects of taboo revealed.

Image Courtesy © brigada

Image Courtesy © brigada

Image Courtesy © brigada

Image Courtesy © brigada

Image Courtesy © brigada

Image Courtesy © brigada

Image Courtesy © brigada

Dalian International Conference Center in China by COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

 
September 13th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

The building has both to reflect the promising modern future of Dalian and its tradition as an important port, trade, industry and tourism city. The formal language of the project combines and merges the rational structure and organization of its modern conference center typology with the floating spaces of modernist architecture.

Image Courtesy © Shu He

  • Architects: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU
  • Project: Dalian International Conference Center
  • Location: Dalian, China
  • Photography: Shu He, Cristiano Bianchi
  • Site Area: 40,000 m²
  • Gross Floor Area Conference Center: 91,250 m²
  • Gross Floor Area Parking: 24,400 m²
  • Gross Floor Area total: 117,650 m²

House in Kamihachiman, Tokushima, Japan by Horibe Associates architect’s office

 
September 13th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Horibe Associates architect’s office

The challenge in this design was to enable a comfortable, open lifestyle despite the fact that the building site is surrounded by other homes lined up uniformly on a street running along their south side. The architects chose not to place windows on the southern side of the home, where they would look out only on neighboring houses, and instead included large windows on the northern side that take advantage of the view of a bamboo forest behind the property.

Image Courtesy © Kaori Ichikawa

  • Architects: Horibe Associates architect’s office
  • Project: House in Kamihachiman
  • Location: Tokushima, Japan
  • Photography: Kaori Ichikawa
  • Design to completion: June 2012-May 2013
  • Primary usage: Residence
  • Structure: wooden construction, two stories above ground
  • Family structure: Couple with a child
  • Site area: 175.29 m2
  • Building area: 74.54 m2
  • Total floor space: 98.92 m2

LINHARES DIAS HOUSE in Brasília, Brazil by DOMO Arquitetos Associados

 
September 13th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: DOMO Arquitetos Associados

This house is located in a residential area site close to the Paranoa Lake in Brasília. Searching the maximum integration for the social areas of the house we decided to put all the program under one big roof. The roof together with the two side walls forms a portico” that shades the interiors and part of the exterior spaces of the house.

Image Courtesy © Joana França

  • Architects: DOMO Arquitetos Associados
  • Project: LINHARES DIAS HOUSE
  • Location: Brasília, Brazil
  • Photography: Joana França
  • Colaboration: Daniella Rauber, Tatiana Lopes and Guilherme Mahana
  • Built Surface: 411m2
  • Project: 2009
  • Construction: 2011-2013

DIGITAL WATER PAVILION 2008 in Zaragoza, Spain by Carlo Ratti Associati

 
September 13th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Carlo Ratti Associati

Designed for the Zaragoza Expo 2008, the DWP is not a project meant, like many others, to seduce the visitor by the sheer power of its architectural form. Its geometry could hardly be simpler: a rectangular shape in which two boxes are respectively devoted to an information point and a tourist centre. The challenge was to use water – the theme of Expo 2008 – as an architectural element.

Image Courtesy © Claudio Bonicco

  • Architects: Carlo Ratti Associati
  • Project: DIGITAL WATER PAVILION 2008
  • Location: Zaragoza, Spain
  • Photography: Claudio Bonicco, Max Tomasinelli, Ramak Fazel, Walter Nicolino, Guy Hoffman, Matteo Lai.
  • Client: City of Zaragoza and Expoagua Zaragoza 2008
  • Design team: carlorattiassociati | walter nicolino & carloratti, preliminary design with Claudio Bonicco, executive design with Matteo Lai
  • Consultants: MIT Media Laboratory, Smart Cities Group (William J. Mitchell, Director), Boston – interactive water wall concept, MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning, CDD Group (Dennis Frenchman, Director), Boston – masterplan Milla Digital, MIT SENSEable City Lab (Carlo Ratti, Director), Boston – masterplan Expo Gateway, Arup, Madrid and London – engineering, Agence Ter, Parigi – landscape architecture, Studio FM, Milano – graphic design, Typsa, Madrid – site supervision, Lumiartecnia Internacional – water engineering, Siemens, Madrid – lead contractor

REM-island in Houthaven, Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Concrete Architectural Associates

 
September 13th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Concrete Architectural Associates

Initiative

In 2007 Concrete was asked by hospitality entrepreneur Nick van Loon to come up with an idea for the REM-island located in the river IJ in Amsterdam. Together with the housing corporation ‘De Principaal’ Nick van Loon developed the project in 2008. Concrete made the design for the renovation and expansion of the REM-island, Nick van Loon designed the interior.

The REM-island is located in the Houthavens in Amsterdam at the end of the Haparandadam and plays an active role promoting the harbour and the new adjacent residential area.

Image Courtesy © CONCRETE ARCHITECTURAL ASSOCIATES

  • Architects: Concrete Architectural Associates
  • Project: REM-island
  • Location: Houthaven, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Photography: ewout huibers, concrete, jim ellam
  • Client: De Principaal Amsterdam
  • Project team Concrete: Erikjan Vermeulen, Rob Wagemans, Wouter Slot, Jolijn Valk, Bram de Maat
  • Interior design: Nick van Loon
  • Structurele engineer: ABT Delft
  • Contractor: Heuvelman-ibis bv
  • Start design: June 2007
  • Completion: May 2011
GRAPHISOFT: ARCHICAD download 30-day FREE trial
Graphisoft ARCHICAD  Download a 30-Day FREE trial
TurboCAD pro : Start at $299
CADalog.com - Countless CAD add-ons, plug-ins and more.



Internet Business Systems © 2016 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
595 Millich Dr., Suite 216, Campbell, CA 95008
+1 (408)-337-6870 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation GISCafe - Geographical Information Services  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy Policy