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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.

Sokolniki Park in Moscow, Russia by Wowhaus, Groundlab, Urbanica

 
October 26th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Wowhaus, Groundlab, Urbanica

1 NATURE GATEWAY+8 WAYS TO NATURE+3 PRINCIPLES+10 MECHANISMS= NATURE’S EMBASSY

1 NATURE GATEWAY seeks to identify Sokolniki as the Gateway for Nature into the city of Moscow and as a way for people to enter nature by linking the Elk’s island natural reserve through Sokolniki’s ecological corridor.

Image Courtesy © Wowhaus, Groundlab, Urbanica

Image Courtesy © Wowhaus, Groundlab, Urbanica

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Grorudparken (Grorud Park) in Oslo, Norway by LINK arkitektur

 
October 26th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: LINK arkitektur

Grorudparken (Grorud Park) is one of four new neighbourhood parks in Groruddalen. The park introduces facilities for athletics, play, recreation, youth programmes, social interaction, and cultural activities for the diverse local population. LINK Landskap was the project Landscape Architect, under commission from Oslo Municipality’s Department of Water and Sewage. However, several other municipal departments were also involved in the project – The Department of Recreation, The Planning Office, The Office of Cultural Heritage Management, and the District of Grorud. Planning and design work for the park began in the autumn of 2009, based on recommendations contained within the Development Control Plan for Alna Reserve (KDP Alna Miljøpark).

Image Courtesy © Tomasz Majewski

Image Courtesy © Tomasz Majewski

  • Architects: LINK arkitektur
  • Project: Grorudparken (Grorud Park)
  • Location: Oslo, Norway
  • Photography: Tomasz Majewski

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Residencial Sílvio Baccarelli known as ‘Heliópolis Gleba H’ in São Paulo, Brazil by Vigliecca & Associados

 
October 26th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Vigliecca & Associados

The housing project and urban plan Heliópolis Gleba H, in Heliópolis, one of the biggest favela in Brazil with over than 130.000 people in São Paulo, the biggest city of Latin America, is the second of Brazilian architectural firm Vigliecca & Associados at this community. The first one, called Heliópolis Gleba A (2012), became a reference to the dwellers, who asked for similar houses when a new housing development was announced. They considered the apartments’ wide service area as one of the projects highlights that contributes to quality of life.

Image Courtesy © Leonardo Finotti

Image Courtesy © Leonardo Finotti

  • Architects: Vigliecca & Associados
  • Project: Heliópolis Gleba H
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Photography: Leonardo Finotti

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Helsingborg Hospital in Sweden by schmidt hammer lassen architects

 
October 26th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: schmidt hammer lassen architects 

schmidt hammer lassen architects has won the competition to design the 35,000 square metre extension to the Helsingborg Hospital in the southern part of Sweden. The competition was won in cooperation with Aarhus Arkitekterne, NNE Pharmaplan and landscape architects Kragh & Berglund. The project comprises a new ward for adult psychiatry, an out-patient clinic and medical laboratories. Key to the whole design has been flexibility, a clear layout, variety, human scale, green courtyards and optimal conditions for daylight.

Image Courtesy © schmidt hammer lassen architects

Image Courtesy © schmidt hammer lassen architects

  • Architects: schmidt hammer lassen architects 
  • Project: Helsingborg Hospital
  • Location: Sweden
  • Software used: REVIT and DRofus, and also InDesign and Photoshop
  • Sub-consultants: Aarhus Arkitekterne, NNE Pharmaplan
  • Client: Region Skåne, Regionservice (Sweden)
  • Area: App. 35,000 m2
  • Competition: 2013, 1st Prize in restricted competition
  • Landscape architect: Kragh & Berglund Stockholm

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Campus Howest second prize winning proposal in Kortrijk, Belgium by OYO – Open Y Office

 
October 26th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: OYO – Open Y Office 

This OYO story takes you all the way back to April, when we were notified of our prequalification to design a new campus building for Howest in Kortrijk. Together with Arch&Teco we accepted the challenge to compete against nine other well established offices. We put a lot of love into this design and are proud to present to you our second prize winning proposal.

Image Courtesy © OYO – Open Y Office

Image Courtesy © OYO – Open Y Office

  • Architects: OYO – Open Y Office 
  • Project: Campus Howest second prize winning proposal
  • Location: Kortrijk, Belgium
  • Organizer: Howest
  • Area: 12,750 sqm
  • Year: 2014

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Olive Grove House in South Island, New Zealand by Team Green Architects

 
October 26th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Team Green Architects 

This small single level energy efficient house is located near the end of the Kawarau Gorge, in Central Otago, in wine country.

Orgainised in a linear fashion the three bedrooms are accessed from the rear of the open kitchen and living area. Each bedroom has private views of the quiet countryside.

Image Courtesy © Sam Hartnett

Image Courtesy © Sam Hartnett

  • Architects: Team Green Architects 
  • Project: Olive Grove House
  • Location: Cromwell, South Island, New Zealand
  • Photography: Sam Hartnett
  • Software used: ArchiCad
  • Architects in Charge: Sian Taylor and Mark Read
  • Site Area: 20009m/sq
  • Area: 156m/sq
  • Year: 2014

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Banker Wire Mesh Brings Tropical Aesthetic to Manitoba’s Club Regent

 
October 26th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Number Ten Architecture

MUKWONAGO, WI…For more than two decades, Club Regent has brought the essence of Las Vegas to Winnipeg, Manitoba. Featuring Banker Wire woven wire mesh, the new state-of-the-art Club Regent Event Centre continues in that tradition with its ability to seemingly magically transform to suit almost any entertainment or conference event.

Image Courtesy © Banker Wire

Image Courtesy © Number Ten Architecture

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Footbridge Ribja brv in Ljubljana, Slovenia by Arhitektura d.o.o.

 
October 26th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Arhitektura d.o.o.

It is often believed that Plečnik was inspired by Venice and its bridges in his rearrangement of Keller’s concrete river bed of Ljubljanica. What exactly Plečnik had in mind, we do not know today but one thing is certain: due to Plečnik’s interventions the ambience and layout of Ljubljanica riverside has a Venetian flair. As in Venice, Plečnik envisaged and placed several new bridges over the river. Two of them, namely the Triple Bridge and the Shoemakers’ bridge, were realized as public areas, new public spaces, which were liberated from the river and given to the citizens.

Image Courtesy © Miran Kambič

Image Courtesy © Miran Kambič

  • Architects: Arhitektura d.o.o.
  • Project: Footbridge Ribja brv
  • Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Photography: Miran Kambič
  • Authors: Architect Peter Gabrijelčič, Architect Boštjan Gabrijelčič, Ingeneer Gregor Cipot
  • Collaborators: Architect Tomaž Budkovič, Ingeneer Daniel Zorec, Ingeneer Simon Sever

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A supermarket in Budapest, Hungary by a4 studio inc

 
October 26th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: a4 studio inc

In the brow field area of Budapest, an old, once factory building got a second chance. The new shop, located in the 11th district on the corner of Sopron Street and Hengermalom Street, was installed in the old power unit-and painting equipment factory, which was built in the ‘70s.

Image Courtesy © A4 Studio Ltd.

Image Courtesy © a4 studio inc

SIOFOK PLAZA in Hungary by A4 studio Ltd.

 
October 26th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: A4 studio Ltd.

Already more than 200 years, Siófok is the Capital City of Lake Balaton, which is the largest lake in Middle-East Europe. We planned the “Sió Pláza” Shopping Centre into the middle of the renewable main square of the centre of the renewable downtown. The modern XXI. Century building is situated between the two historical symbols of the city, the Water Tower, was built in 1912, and the Pub, was built in 1895. Our aim was to plan a building that communicates with its environment, the historical city centre, continuously. We developed a transparent glass facade towards the main square of the city, with a cobweb-like metal screen.The shops were strung on 3 levels onto the inner shopping arcade of the shopping centre. The food and drug store received place on the minus first floor, the restaurant, branch and other services on the ground floor and the first floor. The entertainment (cinema, bowling, restaurants) is situated in the supreme floor. The building of the old Pub is integrated into the new building by the inner shopping arcade. The new functions are a bookshop and a cafe, with own garden. The remaining facades are planted with green plants.

Image Courtesy © Tamás Bujnovszky

Image Courtesy © Tamás Bujnovszky

  • Architects: A4 studio Ltd.
  • Project: SIOFOK PLAZA
  • Location: Siófok, Hungary
  • Photography: Tamás Bujnovszky
  • Software used: Archicad, Artlantis, Photoshop

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