Open side-bar Menu
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.

Can Ribas in palma majorca, Spain by Jaime J. Ferrer Forés Architects studio

July 9th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Jaime J. Ferrer Forés Architects studio

Neighborhood revitalization and preserving the elements of industrial heritage are the aims of this urban project being undertaken in the La Soledat area of Palma, Majorca. Proposal is being developed in several stages after winning the open competition in 2005 and consisting in urban general development, public spaces and main square, industrial heritage restoration and future social housing

Image Courtesy © José Hevia

  • Architects: Jaime J. Ferrer Forés Architects studio
  • Project: Can Ribas
  • Location: palma majorca, Spain
  • Photography: José Hevia, Estop, Mazmen (Aerial photo)
  • ClientAjuntament de Palma, Consorci Riba, Patronat Municipal de l’Habitatge
  • Industrial Heritage consultant: Toni Vilanova
  • Collaborators: Yolanda Ortega Sanz (project architect); María Alemany Perelló (student); Jaime J. Ferrer Forés (site supervision); Yolanda Ortega Sanz, Talleres Cortada (models)
  • Consultants: Antoni Ramis Arrom, Esteban Pisano Porada (urban services); Jaime Ferrari (mechanical engineering), Inés Batle Eriksson, (engineering); Eduard Simó (heritage structure); María Antonia Palmer Poncell, Bartomeu Bonet Palmer (heritage quantity surveyor)
  • Contractors: Melchor Mascaró (urban spaces) and Bartolomé Ramón (industrial heritage restoration)
  • Area intervention: 5.257,42 m2 (urban spaces) 287,50 m2, (industrial heritage restoration)
  • Competition: 2005
  • Project: 2005-2010
  • Building: 2010-2011

Surry Hills Terrace House in Lilyfield, Australia by Danny Broe Architect

July 7th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Danny Broe Architect

The brief: maintain and preserve the lovely big rooms at the front of the house, while radically transforming the kitchen and bathroom at the back into a wonderful contemporary space. Seamlessly blend inside and outside living spaces.

Image Courtesy © Danny Broe Architect

  • Architects: Danny Broe Architect
  • Project: Surry Hills Terrace House
  • Location: Lilyfield, AustraliaAustralia
  • Program: House alteration and addition
  • Client: Home ower
  • Completion: 2007
  • Design team: Danny Broe  Architect
  • Builder: BuildwellBuiders
  • Engineer: Partridge Partners
  • Project management: Danny Broe Architect

SUTD Library Pavilion in Dover Drive, Singapore by City Form Lab

July 7th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: City Form Lab

The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)library pavilion is located on a sloping lawn on the temporary Dover Campus. Accommodating three mature trees and forming a noise barrier toward the Ayer Raja Expressway in the north, the gridshell structure of the pavilionharnesses the site constraints and activates an outdoor space behind the existing library building.

Image Courtesy © Philip Aldrup

  • Architects: City Form Lab
  • Project: SUTD Library Pavilion
  • Location: Dover Drive, Singapore
  • Photography: Philip Aldrup
  • Unique plywood panels: 3,008
  • Unique steel cladding tiles: 585
  • Unique plywood spacer blocks: 3,255
  • Bolts: 192,562
  • Screws: 30,039
  • Software used: McNeel, Rhino & RhinoPython script for architecture and gridshell, Oasys GSA and McNeel Rhino + Grasshopper for engineering

SCHOOL OF DANCE in LLÍRIA, Spain by hidalgomora arquitectura

July 7th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: hidalgomora arquitectura

The School of Dance of Llíria is placed close to the Music Conservatory, concentrating in this way in the same urban area all the musical educations offered in the town of Llíria, popularly known as “city of the music “.

Image Courtesy © Diego Opazo

  • Architects: hidalgomora arquitectura
  • Project: SCHOOL OF DANCE
  • Location: CalleTrencall, Llíria, Spain
  • Photographs: Diego Opazo
  • Architect Construction Manager: Javier Hidalgo Mora, Andreas Feder, Eva Álvarez Salvador
  • Quantity Surveyor: Julio Sánchez López
  • Graphic Design: Marta Villazón
  • Constructor: ProymeAlginet, S.L.U.
  • Developer: Ayuntamiento de Llíria
  • Budget: 748.069,31 €
  • Area: 664 m2Year: 2011

XJB Lounge in Shanghai, China by Meta- Studio

July 7th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Meta- Studio

Located in Pudong district, Shanghai, well known as business area, Studio Meta-, Hong Kong based architecture practice, was commissioned to design XJB Lounge which serves as an exclusive VIP member lounge for metal fabrication company. The main purpose behind the design proposal is to use their existing product which is metal.

Image Courtesy © Meta- Studio

  • Architects: Meta- Studio
  • Project: XJB Lounge
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Project type: Bar, Lounge
  • Project team: Jaenes Bong, Jonathan Alotto, Jaena Bong, Thien Ty Ly
  • Status: Design proposal
  • Area: 210m2

12 MAISON DE VILLE in BORDEAUX, FRANCE by Agence Bernard Bühler

July 7th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Agence Bernard Bühler 

The project involves the construction of 12 townhouses in Bordeaux. It is at the end of a narrow street, near the banks of the Garonne.
The houses are divided into two buildings. This allows both to sequenced the facade on the street and leave the possibility of having an access to the rear plots in anticipation of their future development.
The houses have each an individual entry and two parking spaces in the building. On the ground floor of all dwellings, are the parking, pantry and entrance. The other levels are organized in floor night (bedrooms, bathrooms) and floor of life (living room and kitchen).


  • Architects: Agence Bernard Bühler
  • Project: 12 MAISON DE VILLE
  • Photography: Vincent Monthiers, DESIREE CASTILLO
  • Program : 12 maisons de ville en locatif social + parking en RDC
  • Client : DOMOFRANCE
  • Consulting engineers: ETBA (Béton) MATH ING. (thermique) EUROVRD (VRD)
  • Energy performance of building: RT 2005
  • Software used: Autocad

Geo Metria in Kanagawa, Japan by MOUNT FUJI ARCHITECTS STUDIO

July 7th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal


Structure of the land
On the crest of Hakone´s mountain range along the Odawara plain is a site. It´s sunny rolling hillside was once planted with fruit trees. On the south side you have a clear view of the distant Sagami Bay, north of the site a mountain gives shelter from the north wind. Deciduous broad-leaved trees cast soothing shadow in summer, in winter they shed their leaves and allow weak sunlight to warm up the moist mountain soil. The perfect living environment was there, waiting quietly to be found. Rather than bringing a new priciple that is not derived from the land in order to complete a „normal“ house, a place of habitability should be established here.


  • Project: Geo Metria
  • Location: Kanagawa, Japan
  • Photography: Ken’ichi Suzuki
  • Year of completion: 2011
  • Construction period: 2011.4-2011.12
  • Property size: 429.40m2
  • Gross floor area: 155.66m2
  • Other aspects, special design features: LVL frame, geometry
  • Office information: Masahiro Harada + MAO / MOUNT FUJI ARCHITECTS STUDIO

The single-family home by MICHELE GAMBATO ARCHITECT

July 6th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal


The single-family home is a project set up as a review of the traditional country house, where living spaces are small, and the spaces such as stables, barns and porches were a much bigger proportion as this was needed and was an essential element for the family.

In this project the vast empty spaces of the old farmhouse is reinterpreted in a modern way. The porch, was a feature of protection from the sun and weather and to filter access to the stables and the barn.


  • Project:The single-family home
  • Project: 2010
  • Construction: 2011-12
  • Surface: 270 mq
  • Volume: 700 mc
  • Garden: 400 mq

Helsinki Central Library in FINLAND by ALA ARCHITECTS

July 6th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: ALA ARCHITECTS

Käännös’ grows from the dynamic between the site and the goals of the library program. The interplay between the building’s three individual floors is the key concept of the entry. The public plaza in front of the building will continue inside, merging with a catalogue of meeting and experience features. The ground floor will be a robust, busy and frequently updated space suitable for quick visits and walkthroughs. The active, zero-threshold public spaces will be visible, attractive, understandable and welcoming to all visitors.

Image Courtesy © Jussi Tiainen

  • Architects: ALA ARCHITECTS
  • Project: Helsinki Central Library
  • Photography: Jussi Tiainen
  • TYPE: Open competition, 1. prize
  • STATUS: In progress
  • PROGRAM: 16 000 m2
  • CLIENT: City of Helsinki
  • TEAM: Juho Grönholm, Antti Nousjoki, Janne Teräsvirta and Samuli Woolston with Aleksi Niemeläinen, Jussi Vuori, Erica Österlund and Martin Genet, Vladimir Ilic, Tiina Juuti, Julius Kekoni, Auvo Lindroos, Pekka Sivula, Jyri Tartia
  • COLLABORATORS: Renderings: Vizarch.Cz, Petra Grísová, Josef Veselý, Vratislav Zíka Energy technical specialist: Arup, Paul Dunne Mechanical engineering: Arup, Paul Dunne, Susan Cormican, Luke Stewart, Mona Holtkoetter Structural engineering: Arup, Rory McGowan, Aidan Madden, Colm Morrin Facade engineering: Arup, Anthony McCauley Scale model: Stoltmodels, Klaus Stolt
  • Software used: Autocad Architecture 2013

Pretty Vacant in Netherlands by Rietveld Landscape

July 6th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Rietveld Landscape

The installation Pretty Vacant by design and research studio Rietveld Landscape encourages visitors to take a fresh look at the empty spaces of the Centraal Museum. The blue window literally and figuratively sheds a new light on the space and complements the architecture of this medieval chapel.

Image Courtesy © Rietveld Landscape

GRAPHISOFT: ARCHICAD download 30-day FREE trial
Graphisoft ARCHICAD  Download a 30-Day FREE trial
TurboCAD pro : Start at $299 - 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