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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.

Bodegas Real Winery in Valdepeñas, Spain by Paredes Pedrosa Arquitectos

 
April 28th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Paredes Pedrosa Arquitectos

The project is an extension of a 17th century farmhouse and wine cellar in the countryside of La Mancha, which creates a centre devoted to wine culture. A new star–shaped piece is placed in the ancient courtyard, connecting old buildings and new ones. Its large scale is fragmented into smaller open spaces, each of them linked to the new functions around it. The courtyard, centre of the activity of the old farmhouse, is transformed by this star–shaped construction but maintains its character as an exterior space. The peaks of the star open towards the landscape giving entrance to the new complex. In this way the complex acquires a new relationship with the surroundings.

Image Courtesy © Luis Asín

  • Architects: Paredes Pedrosa Arquitectos (Angela García de Paredes, Ignacio Pedrosa)
  • Project: Bodegas Real Winery
  • Location: Finca Marisánchez, Main road from Valdepeñas to Cózar km.12,8, Valdepeñas, Spain
  • Photography: Luis Asín
  • Client: Bodegas Real
  • Project team: Alvaro Rábano, Alvaro Oliver, Andrea Franconetti
  • Interior design: Quinita Cotorruelo
  • Architect on site: Teresa Díaz

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The Birdcage Lift Enquiry in New South Wales, Australia by Luigi Rosselli Pty Ltd – Architects

 
April 28th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Luigi Rosselli Pty Ltd – Architects 

It began with a simple enquiry. “Can we have a bird cage lift?” And so with this addition at its core, a once unexceptional dwelling on Sydney Harbour was transformed into an extraordinary waterfront townhouse. By reconfiguring the house around a revived grand stair with the new bird cage lift at its centre, accessibility, comfort, elegance and good living across five stories was made possible.

Image Courtesy © Justin Alexander

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Restaurant “Fiore di pietra” (stone flower) in Monte Generoso, Switzerland by Mario Botta Architetti

 
April 28th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Mario Botta Architetti

The new restaurant on the top of Monte Generoso graces the spot where an early twentiethcentury hotel once stood. The location is extraordinary: a small plateau overlooking the precipice on the north side of the mountain, characterised by a mighty rock with a steep 300- 400 metre drop. The impressive rock formation was the deciding factor for creating the “stone flower” – an octagonal building with individual “petals”. On the east front this circular crown provides the space for an observation deck that follows the ridge of the mountain.

Image Courtesy © Enrico Cano

  • Architects: Mario Botta Architetti
  • Project: Restaurant “Fiore di pietra” (stone flower)
  • Location: Monte Generoso, Switzerland
  • Photography: Enrico Cano
  • Client: Ferrovia Monte Generoso SA
  • Civil Engineering: Studio d’Ingegneria Luigi Brenni
  • Useful area: 2500 m² (of which 2140 m² new + 360 m² existing)
  • Volume: 9’200 m³ (of which 8’000 m³ new + 1’200 m³ existing)
  • Project: 2013
  • Construction: 2015-2017

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Rescue Company 2 in New York by Studio Gang Architects

 
April 28th, 2017 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Studio Gang Architects

Located in Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood, the new Rescue Company 2 facility is designed as a tool for training, enabling FDNY’s elite force of specialized rescue workers to stage and simulate a wide range of emergency conditions in, on, and around the building.

Image Courtesy © Studio Gang Architects

  • Architects: Studio Gang Architects
  • Project: Rescue Company 2
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Client: New York Fire Department
  • Size: 20,000 sf
  • Status: Under construction

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Vertical House in Dallas, Texas by Miró Rivera Architects

 
April 28th, 2017 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Miró Rivera Architects 

Located on one of the few lots in Dallas elevated enough to enjoy a view of the downtown skyline, the five-story Vertical House rises dramatically above the treetops to capture views of the surrounding gardens and the skyline beyond. Characterized by clean lines, sheer glass walls, and sculptural sun shades, this sharply-detailed house offers an intriguing counterpoint to the tropical ambiance of its forest-like setting.

Image Courtesy © Paul Finkel | Piston Design

  • Architects: Miró Rivera Architects
  • Project: Vertical House
  • Location: Dallas, Texas, USA
  • Photography: Paul Finkel | Piston Design
  • Design Team:
    • Design Partners: Juan Miró, FAIA LEED AP and Miguel Rivera, FAIA LEED AP
    • Project Architect/Manager: Ken Jones, AIA LEED AP
    • Team Members: Carina Coel, Matthew Helveston, Edward Richardson, Andrew Torres
  • Site Area: 1.4 acres (61,726 sf)

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S APARTMENT in NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE, FRANCE by Dwek Architectes

 
April 28th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Dwek Architectes 

Interior design is one of the disciplines that Olivier Dwek undertakes with a passion. His taste for the interaction of materials and unexpected, exclusive textures leads him to conduct all kinds of experiments with seasoned artisans. Working together, they engage in treatments of materials that generate sometimes unexpected results. For this Parisian apartment, the materials are combined and confronted following a rhythm that is metered down to the last detail. Nothing allows itself to be fully understood from the outset. Olivier Dwek likes to cover his tracks. Brushed aluminium, which boldly dominates the composition of the reception room, offers moiré reflections that could be mistaken with the grey velvet. The sense of a somewhat futuristic sophistication which he elicits is nuanced by touches of American walnut and natural foalskin introduced in the selected items of furniture. The stone flooring, shaped by the years it has spent in a riverbed, in turn creates an unfathomable impression, a vibrancy that appeals and questions. In this highly architectural, urban environment, it was important to incorporate light and nature. According to Olivier Dwek, one of the major revolutions in contemporary architecture involves the thickness of window frames. Having now become imperceptible, they enable the exterior to reach right to the heart of this city home.

  • Architects: Dwek Architectes
  • Project: S APARTMENT
  • Location: NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE, FRANCE

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The House of Prajna in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea by studio_GAON

 
April 28th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: studio_GAON

<The House of Prajna> seems like a vessel heading for the woods, embraced by the forest, with the pentagon shape of building site reminding of that of ship. On the bow of ship shape, a persimmon tree over hundred year old branches its arms toward the large sky with hollowed trunk.  Although this house is a result of intentional design, I feel like it is already been completed by thousands of interactions of invisible components. Every time I visit, I feel like appreciating the work of someone else’s.

Image Courtesy © Yong Kwan Kim

  • Architects: studio_GAON (Hyoungnam Lim, Eunjoo Roh)
  • Project: The House of Prajna
  • Location: Munwon-dong, Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Photography: Yong Kwan Kim
  • Video: Giraffe Pictures
  • Project Team: Sangwoo Yi, Seongwon Son, Sungpil Lee, Hanmoe Lee, Joowon Moon, Minwoo Lee
  • Structure: Reinforced Concrete, Wood Frame structure
  • Finish: Stucco
  • Construction: Starsis

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Habitatge M11 in Catalonia, Spain by FFWD Arquitectes

 
April 27th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: FFWD Arquitectes  

In this flat situated in Barcelona’s Eixample, our starting point was an unfortunate period renovation from the 1980s.

At first glance, it seemed like the ’80s had erased all the original and distinctive elements of the space, which dates to 1875. But after some light “cleaning”, we uncovered some of the original elements, and realized they could be the soul for the new space. These elements were traditional Catalan hydraulic cement tiles, and exposed structural elements of the building, including exposed brick walls and the wooden beamed ceilings.

Image Courtesy © FFWD Arquitectes (David Benito Cortázar)

  • Architects: FFWD Arquitectes (Laia Guardiola Raventós & David Benito Cortázar)
  • Project: Habitatge M11
  • Location: Eixample, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
  • Photography: FFWD Arquitectes (David Benito Cortázar)
  • Total Area: 70 sqm
  • Project development: March to June’15; Interior
  • Built: 1st fase: June to July’15. 2nd fase: October’15 to January’16
  • Completion time: Interior works: January’16

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Light-House in Hsinchu, Taiwan by Shen Ting Tseng Architects

 
April 27th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Shen Ting Tseng Architects

Light-House is located in Hsinchu County, Taiwan. This multi-storied residential building block is designed in consideration of common Taiwanese terrace style houses. This project seeks to rethink the fundamentals of this particular housing model and intends to reinvigorate its underlining idea as “Lian-dong” (describing a continuous housing block) and “Tou-tian” (terrace houses describing buildings with roof spaces open to the sky) in the design approach.

Image Courtesy © LucasKDoolan

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The Inside Outside House by jantzen studio

 
April 27th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: jantzen studio 

The Inside Outside House is a prefabricated, modular, movable, building system. It consists of a series of segments of various sizes made of wood support frames, and clad with concrete composite materials. Each of these prefabricated segments can be trucked to nearly any site where they are placed onto the ground with little site preparation needed. The segments are bolted together into many different kinds of configurations, depending on the specific functional and/or aesthetic requirements. These segments (shown in white) make up the enclosed and insulated portion of the Inside Outside House. In this design, the insulated segments have been connected together after they were shifted side by side into a staggered configuration. The spaces in-between the staggered segments were filled in with large glass panels. In addition to the white insulated segments, a series slotted green painted wood segments have been added onto both ends of the white enclosed portion of the house. These segments are used to extend the living space of the house into the outdoors. All of these segments shade the deck spaces below, and some of them have places to sit or lay built in. Others form partial enclosures for vegetation that is incorporated into the outdoor living space. Solar panels have been added to two of the white segments in order to generate heat and electricity from the sun for use in and around the house. This specific small Inside Outside House was designed for two people as a weekend retreat.

Image Courtesy © jantzen studio

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