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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.

World Language Museum in Songdo, South Korea by Tiago do Vale Architects

 
October 6th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Tiago do Vale Architects 

This proposal is about a serene dialogue between opposites: tradition and contemporaneity, construction and nature, unity and fragmentation, presence and absence, skyscrapers and park.

Songdo’s Central Park is a vast green area surrounded with high quality architectural landmarks, such as the TriBowl Cultural Center opposite to the site, and contrasts with an impressive background of high-rise buildings.

Image Courtesy © Tiago do Vale Architects

  • Architects: Tiago do Vale Architects
  • Project: World Language Museum
  • Location: Songdo, South Korea
  • Architecture Team: Tiago do Vale, Maria João Araújo, Adele Pinna, Camille Martin, Thuy Thu Nguyen, Laetitia Alves, Margarida Moura 
  • Construction Area: 168 780 ft2 (15 680 m2)
  • Project Year: 2017

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Dartmouth College House Center Pilots in Hanover, New Hampshire by Sasaki

 
October 6th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Sasaki

In 2014, Sasaki completed a study of Dartmouth College’s residential life experience. Following recommendations from this study, the college officially moved to a house system in 2016. This change will strengthen community, promote continuity of friendship over students’ college careers, and increase opportunities for deeper intellectual engagement through informal interactions. The six house communities are formed from clusters of existing residence halls, many of which were built between 1920–50. As this housing stock had not been built to accommodate student life needs, four communities required additional common space to support the new house programming. Sasaki designed two temporary House Centers to meet this need.

Image Courtesy © Jane Messinger

  • Architects: Sasaki
  • Project: Dartmouth College House Center Pilots
  • Location: Hanover, New Hampshire
  • Photography: Jane Messinger
  • Client name: Dartmouth College
  • Size: House Center A: 4,747 sf, House Center B: 6,343 sf
  • Completion date: Completed August 2016

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Casa Vidular in Spain by 2260mm arquitectura

 
October 6th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: 2260mm arquitectura 

Renovation of an old county house in Cantabria, in northern Spain. The house had the typical structure of ancient houses of that zone: stone walls and a timber structure of columns and beams.

Unfortunatelly, at the time we were designing the project, the house partially felt down. Only 2 stone facades remained standing, so in fact we had to rebuild completelly the house.

Image Courtesy © Lluís Bernat

  • Architects: 2260mm arquitectura ( Manel Casellas & Mar Puig de la Bellacasa (2260mm) )
  • Project: Casa Vidular
  • Location: Vidular, Cantabria (Spain)
  • Photography: Lluís Bernat 
  • Client: VIDULAR S.L.
  • Constructor: EGOIN + JESUS ORTIZ
  • Built Area: 300m2
  • Dates: 2013-2014

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Umbau Launchlabs in Basel, Switzerland by STEREO ARCHITEKTUR

 
October 6th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: STEREO ARCHITEKTUR

The main assembly hall of the former Burckhardt machine factory in Basel, Switzerland, has been used as an event space over the years. With a new tenant (launchlabs.ch) the structure is now additionally requested to serve as a multifunctional working environment.

Image Courtesy © Lukas Schaffhuser

  • Architects: STEREO ARCHITEKTUR
  • Project: Umbau Launchlabs
  • Location: Basel, Switzerland
  • Photography: Lukas Schaffhuser
  • Client: launchlabs (Schweiz) gmbh
  • Size: ca. 350m2 (Hall)
  • Conception and Construction: 2014

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Homework in México City, Mexico by Savvy

 
October 6th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Savvy

Located in Colonia Tabacalera, Homework is a 1000 sq. m. co-working space that is divided into workspaces, meeting rooms, mini-offices, a café, a terrace and lounging areas.

Distributed over three levels, we designed a friendly, comfortable and flexible space, professionally equipped with the latest technology to create a casual and dynamic environment for this community of creatives.

Image Courtesy © Savvy

  • Architects: Savvy
  • Project: Homework
  • Location: México City, Mexico

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Cozy flat in Kiev center, Ukraine by Diff.Studio

 
October 6th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Diff.Studio

The main feature of this space is the complete missing of partitions in the second level of the apartment.

That is why the zoning deserves special attention.

Image Courtesy © Diff.Studio

  • Architects: Diff.Studio
  • Project: Cozy flat in Kiev center
  • Location: Kiev, Ukraine

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Ecole de Riddes in Switzerland by R2A architectes

 
October 6th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: R2A architectes

This primary school is the first project of our young architecture office.

The square. Built as a very compact structure, the new primary school inserts itself into the village. Regarding its scale and position the building conveniently interacts with the existing school and the smaller village housing. The project offers a whole new public space that provides a renewed articulation between the school center and the village. Taking advantage of the two different levels between the schoolyard and the village square, the underground lobby connects the old school to the new one.

Image Courtesy © R2A architectes

  • Architects: R2A architectes
  • Project: Ecole de Riddes
  • Location: Riddes, Switzerland

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Chinese Pavilion at Venice Biennale in Italy by OMA

 
October 6th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: OMA 

Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation commissioned OMA to design the exhibition space of the Chinese Pavilion at the 56th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia. Under the theme “Other Future”, the exhibition brings together artists Tan Dun, Lu Yang, Wu Wenguang/Caochangdi Work Station, Wen Hui/Living Dance Studio, and architect Liu Jiakun. OMA created an immersive experience, linking interior and exterior artwork and architecture together in a fluid environment.

Image Courtesy © Italo Rondinella

  • Architects: OMA
  • Project: Chinese Pavilion at Venice Biennale
  • Location: Venice, Italy

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Omke Jan in Woudsend, The Netherlands by Eek en Dekkers (Piet Hein Eek Architecture)

 
October 6th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Eek en Dekkers (Piet Hein Eek Architecture)

In June 2014 we were asked to devise a plan for the renovation of a historic farmhouse (1904) in the Friesian town of Woudsend. The client wanted to turn it into a vibrant meeting place, in which the handicrafts and food from the surrounding area play a central role. The milk and meat come from the Friesian cow, the flour from the mill in the village, the wood from the adjacent mill and you can catch your own eel and smoke it in the smokehouse down the road.

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Semidetached house in Bulgaria, Balkans by Didproekt

 
October 6th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source:  Didproekt

The semidetached house is situated in Lozen village located near to Sofia, Bulgaria. Two-storied house. On the first story are situated: Living room, dining area and kitchen.

Second story: Master bedroom with bathroom, 2 bedrooms and bathroom. The structure is concrete.

Image Courtesy © Didproekt

  • Architects: Didproekt
  • Project: Semidetached house
  • Location: Lozen village, Bulgaria, Balkans
  • Design: Ivan Ivanov
  • Structure: Schteryou Komsalov
  • Installations: Stoyan Lalev, Emil Tzanov, Lyubomir Parpulov
  • Geodesy: Svetoslav Nakov

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