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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.

CARRERA’S FARMHOUSE BARN in La Vall d’en Bas, Spain by Arnau Estudi d’Arquitectura

 
October 24th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Arnau Estudi d’Arquitectura

La Carrera is a farmhouse dating from the seventeenth century. It consists of a different buildings collection with the house and the cottage as the most representative.

The task of solving the project required the creation of a new home at the farm house barn for the young generation of the Carrera’s family, but our intervention also sought to dignify around the farm and its access.

Image Courtesy © Arnau Estudi d’Arquitectura

  • Architects: Arnau Estudi d’Arquitectura
  • Project: CARRERA’S FARMHOUSE BARN
  • Location: La Vall d’en Bas, Spain
  • Photography: Arnau Estudi d’Arquitectura
  • Construction years: 2011

AEROVILLE in Charles de Gaulle Airport, France by Philippe Chiambaretta / PCA

 
October 24th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Philippe Chiambaretta / PCA

A LONG WAITED MIXED-USE AND ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX BY THE AEROPORTS DE PARIS

The Paris area airport – Charles de Gaulle – has become the first airport hub in continental Europe because of its advanced technology, its flux of freight and travelers, and its inestimable potential for growth.

Image Courtesy © Jean-Phileppe Mesguen

  • Architects: Philippe Chiambaretta / PCA
  • Project: AEROVILLE
  • Location: Charles de Gaulle Airport, France
  • Photography: Jean-Phileppe Mesguen, Philippe Chiambaretta / PCA
  • Planning authority: Aéroports de Paris
  • Client: Unibail-Rodamco
  • Site: Roissy-en-France, Le Tremblay-en-France
  • Program: shopping and leisure center, concept multiplex movie theater by EuropaCorp
  • Commission: to completion
  • Area: 110 000 sqm
  • GLA: 84 000 sqm
  • Budget: 355 M€ (excluding tax)
  • Completion: October 17, 2013

Goodman House in NY by PRESTON SCOTT COHEN INC

 
October 24th, 2013 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: PRESTON SCOTT COHEN INC 

With its monumental scale, the Goodman House extends the Modern legacy of radical gable form houses that began with McKim Mead and White’s Low House, was famously reinterpreted by Robert Venturi in his mother’s house and continues to hold the attention of numerous architects to this day.

Image Courtesy © Raimund Koch

  • Architects: PRESTON SCOTT COHEN INC
  • Project: Goodman House
  • Location: NY, U.S.A
  • Photography: Raimund Koch and Victoria Sambonaris
  • Client: Arnold and Elise Goodman
  • Project Type: Private Residence, Adaptive Reuse
  • Project Schedule: Design, 2001-2002; Construction, 2003-2004
  • Program: 4500 sq. ft. house including a Dutch Barn structure. Open living, dining and kitchen, breezeway/winter garden, four bedrooms, three bathrooms
  • Design: Phil Wu, Kay Vorderwuelbecke, Wynne Mun, Aaron D’Innocenzo
  • Consultants: Jack Sobon (Dutch Barn Specialist)
  • Structural Engineers: Don Montgomery, Bill Bishop
  • Lighting: Daina Yurkus

Mulhouse in France by Paul Le Quernec

 
October 24th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Paul Le Quernec

This new socio-cultural centre is part of a larger development programme in a disadvantaged area in Mulhouse. The plot allocated to the cultural centre is tight, and requires a rigorous construction which should not infringe on the new urban structure formed by the elements which are yet to come:apartments, square, park, children’s play area, etc.

Image Courtesy © 11h45

  • Architects: Paul Le Quernec
  • Project: Mulhouse
  • Location: France
  • Photography: 11h45
  • Contractor: Ville de Mulhouse, M2A
  • Project management: Paul le Quernec (architect), Fabrice Wianni & Benjamin Ringeisen (execution),
  • Surface area: 1, 250 sq. m
  • Cost of works: €2.4 M before taxes

House in Shimomaruko, Oota ward, Tokyo by atelier HAKO architects

 
October 24th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: atelier HAKO architects

The narrow site is located facing the small alley that people only go through almost.

Internal areas that have the different ceiling heights are stacked vertically, and are linked by spiral stair directly.

The site is located facing the small alley that people only go through almost. Facade formed by lines of the roof, eave, railings, eaves ceiling and wall made In different angles is designed to look different shapes in response to pedestrian’s position. photo © atelier flor

  • Architects: atelier HAKO architects
  • Project: House in Shimomaruko
  • Location: Oota ward, Tokyo
  • Photography: atelier flor
  • Architect: Yukinobu nanashima + Tomomi sano
  • Structural engineer: Shin’itsu hiraoka, Hiraoka structural engineers
  • Project manager: zaus co.,ltd
  • Completion: march 2012
  • Primary usage: private residence
  • Structure: wooden construction, two stories above ground
  • Clients: couple
  • Site area: 54.89 m2
  • Building area: 32.84 m2
  • Total floor space: 63.03 m2

House in Mayfair, England by Squire and Partners

 
October 24th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Squire and Partners

Squire and Partners approached their commission to design a private house as a crafted building, sensitive to its Mayfair Conservation Area context but with a unique contemporary presence. Sited at a junction of streets and views, and being physically linked to a listed Georgian wall at the termination of Chesterfi eld Mews facing Curzon Street, the building responds to a variety of contexts and viewpoints.

Image Courtesy © Squire and Partners

  • Architects: Squire and Partners
  • Project: House
  • Location: Mayfair, England
  • Client: Central Investment Properties
  • M&E: Wallace Whittle UK Ltd
  • Structure: Heyne Tillett Steel
  • Quantity Surveyor: Rider Hunt
  • Planning Consultant: The London Planning
  • Contractor: GPF Lewis Ltd
  • Interior Designer: Bill Bennette
  • Landscaping: Haynes Design

CRISTAL RIVIERA in ZAC EURORENNES, RENNES by a/LTA architectes

 
October 24th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: a/LTA architectes

The Féval city-block is a significant part of the renovation program performed around the Rennes rail-station. The urban project is developed by FGP and Territores. The project suggests to develop a new territory to connect the two sides of the city involving changes in landscape and topography. The railway road passes through urban structures like a river would pass through giant tectonic monuments in a form of large crystals.

Image Courtesy © a/LTA architectes

  • Architects: a/LTA architectes
  • Project: CRISTAL RIVIERA
  • Location: ZAC EURORENNES, RENNES
  • Architect: Périphériques ArchitectesHamonic&Masson
  • Client: Groupe Brémond
  • Program: Bureaux, cinema, commerces, restauration.
  • Cost: 30 M € including VAT (value June 2013)
  • Competition: June 2013 / Competition Entry

Area

  • SP totale: 21 640 m²
  • SP bureaux: 16 820 m²
  • SP cinéma: 3 530 m²
  • SP commerce, restauration: 1 290 m²

CITY VIEW HOUSE by RUSSIAN FOR FISH

 
October 24th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: RUSSIAN FOR FISH 

Pereend’Avoine of RUSSIAN FOR FISH and Mathew Witts, also an architect, bought 107 in 2010. Although the plan was flawed, with a limited amount of natural light, the studio had great potential. The space is 84 sq.m, nearly 3.5 metres tall and 11 metres deep.

Image Courtesy © Peter Landers

  • Architects: RUSSIAN FOR FISH
  • Project: CITY VIEW HOUSE
  • Photography: Peter Landers
  • CONTRACTOR: Black Olive Tree
  • CLIENT: Mathew Witts

Walsh Bay in Harbour Bridge, Australia by Minosa

 
October 23rd, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Minosa

Description of the House, its local & occupants

Situated in the amazing location of Walsh Bay underneath the iconic Harbour Bridge this 80’s apartment block was tired and past it’s used by date. The client was wanting to take this to a very modern tip with the hi end finishes and products.

The family consisted of professional couple & their young child. The clients were searching for a fresh contemporary space that better utilised their small bathing space.

Image Courtesy © Minosa

  • Architects: Minosa
  • Project: Award Winning bathroom
  • Location: Harbour Bridge, Australia
  • Software used: ArchiCAD, Pytha 3D Modeller & RadioLAB for rendering

GOR Building in Av Ejército Nacional, Mexico by Pascal Arquitectos

 
October 23rd, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Pascal Arquitectos

The intervention in this 25 years old building ascribes to the damaged materials and the necessity keep up with the new thermo-acoustic requirements of the area. To accomplish this objective a passive but high effective energy saving façade was adapted. The target was to restore the building with a modern image with the evident utilization of new technologies.

Image Courtesy © Jaime Navarro

  • Architects: Pascal Arquitectos
  • Project: GOR Building
  • Location: Av Ejército Nacional, Mexico
  • Photography: Jaime Navarro
  • Construction: Pascal Arquitectos – M. Guindi
  • Date: 2003
  • Software used: AutoCAD
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