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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.

Apartment with a view in Poznań, Poland by ATELIER STARZAK STREBICKI

 
May 18th, 2018 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: ATELIER STARZAK STREBICKI 

The apartment with a view located on the seventh floor is a result of combining two flats. Its space is divided into two main and at the same time interpenetrating zones: intimate and daily. The first one includes a bedroom, a bathroom and a wardrobe, the second one embraces a living room, a kitchen, a dining room as well as an entry zone together with a toilet and an utility room. Mobile walls in the form of sliding doors allow the user to configure private and public spaces depending on his/hers changing needs. The apartment is defined by muted colours that create a background for particular elements of the interior. The atmosphere of the apartment is completed by an ashen floor as well as the blue, pink, white and green mosaic arranged in the spaces of bathroom, kitchen and entry zone.

Image Courtesy © Mateusz Bieniaszczyk

  • Architects: ATELIER STARZAK STREBICKI
  • Project: Apartment with a view
  • Location: Poznań, Poland
  • Photography: Mateusz Bieniaszczyk
  • Surface: 86m2
  • Year: 2013 – 2016

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Casa Da Lila in Algarve, Portugal by StudioArte – AJJ – Atelier d’ Arquitetura, Lda

 
May 17th, 2018 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: StudioArte – AJJ – Atelier d’ Arquitetura, Lda

A complete re-do project with special official built heritage department approval of a single family house, built on the fifties, with modern lines, and located in the heart of the historical center of Silves, Algarve, Portugal.

Image Courtesy © Luís Henrique Da Cruz

  • Architects: StudioArte – AJJ – Atelier d’ Arquitetura, Lda
  • Project: Casa Da Lila
  • Location: Silves, Algarve, Portugal
  • Photography: Luís Henrique Da Cruz
    Software used: ZWCAD
  • Engineering: Paulo Terra
  • Main Architect: João Carriço
  • Junior Architect: Vítor Jesus
  • Plot: 120m2
  • Site plan: 90m2
  • Built: 180m2

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Oyamadai House in Tokyo, Japan by frontofficetokyo

 
May 17th, 2018 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: frontofficetokyo

With a flag shaped site, bound on every side by close neighbors, the understandable instinct might be to step away from the city, retreat behind walls where privacy is better assured. The family that purchased the site saw instead a chance to be as open as possible, using the small degree of isolation as an opportunity to connect to the metropolis from a slight remove. Although the neighbors are close, the tendency in Tokyo is to reject the city and build closed walls, ironically allowing the family to take the opposite stance and open their home without loss of privacy. In this way the site is not unlike a clearing in the midst of a forest.

Approach from parking, Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

  • Architects: frontofficetokyo
  • Project: Oyamadai House
  • Location: Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Takumi Ota
  • Lead Architects: Will Galloway, Koen Klinkers, Misuzu Yoshikawa, Joris Berkhout
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 120m2
  • Footprint: 64m2
  • Site: 165m2
  • Design: 2015
  • Completion Year: 2016

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The Proscenium in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam by Inrestudio

 
May 17th, 2018 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Inrestudio

The Proscenium is a small dessert restaurant located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City. The project is the renovation of the ground floor of a former residential building that was built as part of a large block redevelopment completed in the 1990’s. Dozens of row houses forming the block were build with similar decorative elements such as Greekish columns and moldings, reflecting the developer’s intention for instant architectural potency. This kind of ephemeral dream is regarded as chimerical or is simply neglected nowadays, and indeed most of those original decorative elements have vanished through the recent years of overdevelopment in the central commercial district, during which time the next trend has already been discovered. This illustrates how an architectural style is written and rewritten during the frantic economic growth that major Vietnamese cities are currently undergoing. Our project began with a reflection on this rapid trend cycle and ended by reclaiming the abandoned design with a new design element slid into the building.

Image Courtesy © Hiroyuki Oki

  • Architects: Inrestudio
  • Project: The Proscenium
  • Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Photography: Hiroyuki Oki
  • Software used: Autocad, SketchUp

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SeDu House in Puerto Varas, Chile by Pe+Br+Re arquitectos

 
May 17th, 2018 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Pe+Br+Re arquitectos

This house is located in Puerto Varas, on a plot that used to be an agricultural field. This places the house around a large native and non-native trees and an old countryside roads. This view coincides with the solar orientation towards the north.

Formally speaking, the house is designed from a large main volume with two main facades, the south and the north, facades that according to its character determines its expression in terms of composition, light and materiality. To the south a more private facade is defined towards the parking area with a clear window access. This controls the loss of privacy and temperature of the facade exposed to the street, the cold face of the house.

Image Courtesy © Nicolás Saieh

  • Architects: Pe+Br+Re arquitectos
  • Project: SeDu House
  • Location: Arboreto, Puerto Varas
  • Photography: Nicolás Saieh
  • Software used: ArchiCAD21, Bimx
  • Architect In Charge: Sebastián Bruna 
  • Collaborator: Rodrigo Pezzuto, Pablo Amigo
  • Construction: Constructora Velarco, Juan Velasquez
  • Area: 308 m2
  • Project year: 2016

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Casa ’77 in Pamplona, Spain by RUE space

 
May 17th, 2018 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: RUE space

Reform of an apartment of 51 square meters located in old town of Pamplona. Initialy, the attic apartment was overly compartmentalized and very poorly illuminated because of the size of the windows that were faced to a narrow courtyard.

Image Courtesy © Olaia Olveira

  • Architects: RUE space
  • Project: Casa ’77
  • Location: Pamplona, Spain
  • Photography: Olaia Olveira
  • Floor Area: 51,46 square meters
  • Project: June 2015
  • Construction: December 2015

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B Garden in Henan Province, China by 3andwich Design / He Wei Studio

 
May 17th, 2018 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: 3andwich Design / He Wei Studio 

Located in Xin County, Henan Province, this project is an crucial part of the Dabie Mountains Outdoor Campground Park, which has been regarded as an important gateway to the Dabie Mountains National Hiking Trails.

The site of B Garden is backed by small hills, which is rich in vegetation, with a tea garden in front, a river that runs through the campground at a distance, and the hills on the other side. The site is on the platform at the foot of the mountain with open and broad views to the south and water flowing in front, namely, a geomantic site of traditional China.

There were several abandoned and dilapidated dwellings on site, which the owners wished to demolish and to construct new buildings on.

The view to guest-room From water level, Image Courtesy © Jin Weiqi

  • Architects: 3andwich Design / He Wei Studio
  • Project: B Garden
  • Location: Xin County, Xinyang City, Henan Province, China
  • Photography: Jin Weiqi, Zhou Meng
  • Client: Xin County Dabie Mountain Camping Park Co., Ltd.
  • Design Team: Chen Long, Li Qiang, Zhao Zhuoran, Song Ke, Wang Lingzhe, Huang Shilin
  • Building Area: 920 sqm
  • Period of Design: Nov. 2016 – Feb. 2016
  • Period of Construction: Jun. 2017 – Sept. 2017

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ORA Hostel in Bangkok, Thailand by SEA ARCHITECTURE CO., LTD

 
May 17th, 2018 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: SEA ARCHITECTURE CO., LTD

Ora Hostel is the newest hostel, for warm welcome the Backpacker guests to visit Bangkok, Thailand. It’s located at BTS Saphan Khwai Station near Jatujak Market.

Image Courtesy © Adison Ruangsiridecha

  • Architects: SEA ARCHITECTURE CO., LTD
  • Project: ORA Hostel
  • Location: BTS Saphan Kwai, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Photography: Adison Ruangsiridecha
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 240 spm
  • Completion Year: 2016

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Hofstate Leeuwarden in Netherlands by Borren Staalenhoef Architecten BV bna

 
May 17th, 2018 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Borren Staalenhoef Architecten BV bna

Redesign of a former office building designed by Abe Bonnema realized in 1980 in the center of Leeuwarden. The office building is part of a larger complex with houses, shops and a passage that has since fallen into disuse.

Image Courtesy © Pieter Kers

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Glen Forrest House + Church in Mundaring, Australia by iredale pedersen hook

 
May 17th, 2018 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: iredale pedersen hook 

Conceptual Framework

The original site included the first church in the Mundaring region from 1903 (St Andrew’s Anglican Church) and gazebo (1980’s). Our clients purchased the church and site with the intent of adding a new residence.

Image Courtesy © Peter Bennetts

  • Architects: iredale pedersen hook
  • Project: Glen Forrest House + Church
  • Location: Mundaring, Australia
  • Photography: Peter Bennetts
  • Structural Engineering: Terpkos Engineering
  • Landscaping: Sue Torlach, Wild About Gardens
  • Builder: Eze Construction
  • Site Area: 1012m2
  • House Area: 277m2
  • Church Area: 65m2
  • Gazebo Area: 30m2
  • Completed: 2017

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