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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.

Alexandria by Geometrium DSGN

 
November 2nd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Geometrium DSGN

The client wanted the apartment slightly bring back the idea of a yacht, but without the “gay and lifebuoys.” It was important to choose materials which are available in stores or which you should not wait long, and make the project on time because the customer need to change house (is better like this in english) as soon as possible .

Planning of the apartment is very successful, we almost did not change it, just removed the wall separating the kitchen area from the living room, replaced by a sliding partition the entire length of the opening in the cloakroom and moved the opening in the master’s bathroom and WC.

Image Courtesy © Geometrium DSGN

Image Courtesy © Geometrium DSGN

  • Architects: Geometrium DSGN
  • Project: Apartment in residential complex Alexandria
  • Area: 70 m2 + 13 m2 SPB

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Kitchener Central Library in Canada by LGA Architectural Partners

 
November 2nd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: LGA Architectural Partners 

Kitchener is one of Canada’s fastest-growing communities, catalyzed by its universities and high-tech industry. Built in 1962, the city’s Main Branch Public Library was not only showing the effects of everyday wear and tear, it had reached an age which its major systems and components needed replacement. The library was designed at a time when energy costs were low and awareness of greenhouse gas emissions did not exist. The librarians tasked LGA Architectural Partners to preserve and expand the original structure while making it sustainable, accessible and elegantly robust—a must for a building that serves 107,000 cardholders. They also asked that the building’s design support the transforming library mandate from “reading and researching” to “meeting, making and active learning”.

The colours of the LED lights can be adjusted to reect seasonal events and holiday, Image Courtesy © Ben Rahn / A-Frame

The colours of the LED lights can be adjusted to reect seasonal events and holiday, Image Courtesy © Ben Rahn / A-Frame

  • Architects: LGA Architectural Partners
  • Project: Kitchener Central Library
  • Location: 85 Queen Street North, Kitchener, Canada
  • Photography: Ben Rahn / A-Frame
  • Architectural Project Team: David Warne, Janna Levitt, Phillip Carter, Christie Pearson, Cynthia Dovell, José Castel_Branco, Leo Lin, Sharon Leung, Kris Payne, Amanda Reed
  • Heritage Consultant: Philip Carter
  • Civil, Structural, Mechanical and Electrical: Walter Fedy
  • Budget: $40 million
  • Size:

    • Library – 112,000 square feet (10,280 square metres)
    • Parking Garage – 165,000 square feet (15,320 square metres)
  • Completion: May 2014

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The Shadow Spaces in Delhi, India by RENESA ARCHITECTURE DESIGN INTERIORS

 
November 2nd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: RENESA ARCHITECTURE DESIGN INTERIORS

Death

Death is unknown and it is final. The rituals of death and the spaces they are conducted in, have a deep significance to the living as well as the dead. For it is through these rituals and these spaces that the rare intersection of life and death takes place, where the living are forced to encounter and contemplate the mortality and fragility of life while simultaneously putting them in touch with the sublime of the absolute. These spaces and rituals are thus, simultaneously for the living and dead, public yet intimately private and personal.

The Entrance Path, Image Courtesy © RENESA ARCHITECTURE DESIGN INTERIORS

The Entrance Path, Image Courtesy © RENESA ARCHITECTURE DESIGN INTERIORS

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Visual Arts Building at the University of Iowa by Steven Holl Architects

 
November 2nd, 2016 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Steven Holl Architects

The new Visual Arts facility for the University of Iowa’s School of Art and Art History provides 126,000 sf of loft- like space for all visual arts media, from ancient metalsmithing techniques to the most advanced virtual reality technologies, including Ceramics, 3D Design, Metal Arts & Jewelry, Sculpture, Printmaking, Painting & Drawing, Graphic Design, Intermedia, Video Art, and Photography. Also housed are galleries, faculty offices, an outdoor rooftop studio, and teaching spaces for Art History.

Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan

Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan

  • Architects: Steven Holl Architects (Steven Holl, Chris McVoy)
  • Project: Visual Arts Building at the University of Iowa
  • Location: Iowa, USA
  • Photography: Iwan Baan, Eric Dean, Chris McVoy
  • Software used: Revit, Rhinoceros 5.0, AutoCAD
  • Client: University of Iowa
  • Project architect: Rychiee Espinosa
  • Project team: Garrick Ambrose, Bell Ying Yi Cai, Christiane Deptolla, JongSeo Lee, Johanna Muszbek, Garrett Ricciardi, Filipe Taboada, Jeanne Wellinger, Human Tieliu Wu, Christina Yessios
  • Associate architects: BNIM Architects
  • Structural engineer: Buro Happold and Structural Engineering Associates (SEA)
  • Lighting consultant: L’Observatoire International
  • Sustainability engineer: Transsolar
  • Mechanical engineer: Design Engineers
  • Curtain wall consultant: WJ Higgins & Co.
  • Civil engineer: Shive-Hattery
  • Audio/visual consultant: The Sextant Group Inc.
  • Size: 126000f
  • Year: 2010 – 2016

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Linea show room in Vilnius, Lithuania by Arches

 
November 2nd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Arches

LINEA – an office  and  the showroom for exclusive quality and interior decoration materials.

The building is located in the historic district Žvėrynas, the former summer resort and recently part of an old town of Vilnius. Rich with old wooden houses and natural vegetation it is considered one of the most preserved historic small scale homesteads of the city. This is what has become the main challenge – to face the strict architectural and urban protection requirements, by the same time to create a contemporary, memorable, open and inviting object for the public use.

Image Courtesy © Leonas Garbačauskas

Image Courtesy © Leonas Garbačauskas

  • Architects: Arches
  • Project: Linea show room
  • Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Photography: Leonas Garbačauskas
  • Team: Arūnas Liola, Edgaras Neniškis, Rolandas Liola, Enrika Geštautaitė, Marijus Vroblevičius
  • Interior: Studio „Pazma“
  • Structural Engineers: Arvydas Stumbras, Tomas Žvinys
  • Area: 660.38sqm
  • Project Year: 2015

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MAISON DE LA PETITE ENFANCE in Lieusaint, France by NOMADE architectes

 
November 1st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: NOMADE architectes

“It is important for children to like the Maison de la Petite Enfance, for them to feel comfortable there, free yet safe. It has to be gentle and tender with them, participate in their education, help them find their marks and stimulate their imaginations” – The elected officials of Lieusaint

With the children’s well-being in mind this is how NOMADE Architectes designed and carried out the project.

The town of Lieusaint is a community located 35 kilometers to the southeast of Paris in the Seine et Marne département. Serviced by RER line D, it is part of the greater Sénart region.

After a competition for the project, NOMADE Architectes was commissioned to design and build this facility that it wanted to make a symbol of developmental for the region.

The project responded to Lieusaint’s desire to build a prominent facility for early childhood.

Image Courtesy © Patrick Müller

Image Courtesy © Patrick Müller

  • Architects: NOMADE architectes
  • Project: MAISON DE LA PETITE ENFANCE
  • Location: Lieusaint, France
  • Photography: Patrick Müller
  • Client: Ville de Lieusaint (77)
  • Missions: MOP Base architecte mandataire + OPC + Synthèse
  • Consultation: Basic contract management on behalf of the public authority + coordination management
  • Performances Rating: RT 2012
  • Net Internal Surface: 1 200 m2
  • Total Cost Of The Building Work: 3.2 M€ HT
  • Timetable Of The Operation: 18 months
  • Competition: March 2011
  • Delivery: April 2016

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Amerland Road in London, England by Giles Pike Architects

 
November 1st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Giles Pike Architects 

The prospect of building a small stand-alone new house on this very restricted garage plot seemed like an improbability until we started to explore the site in three dimensions. We concluded that if we turned the house upside down and arranged the bedrooms and bathrooms on a lower ground floor, with the main living rooms on the ground floor and upper mezzanine levels, then a workable and viable plan form started to emerge. Our brief was to build the largest house possible on this 60 m2 site, which was located at the end of a garden on Velonia Gardens and next to an electricity substation on Amerland Road, with very limited access for excavation. In essence we designed the house in section rather than in plan ie the plan form was generated by the section, and the section through the house allows sunlight to penetrate deep into the interior spaces. Although the house is small in scale, it is not small in stature – in a manner of speaking it is a house that punches above its weight! When you look at the house from the outside it looks remarkably small, but once inside it has the most extraordinary light and airy feel. The positioning of the staircase, central in the house, and being a design feature in its own right encourages the eye to travel up to the mezzanine floor level and down to the basement level, therefore allowing one to perceive the three dimensional quality of the house. On the ground floor, which comprises the entrance off Amerland Road and the kitchen, dining and living areas, one is aware of the space above and space below. The staircase is a relatively lightweight fabrication in steel and glass, with open treads in hard wood, and has a delicacy and a lightness of touch, which echoes the way the house as a whole has been conceived.

Image Courtesy © Giles Pike Architects

Image Courtesy © Giles Pike Architects

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“House in Caselas” in Lisboa, Portugal by phdd arquitectos

 
November 1st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: phdd arquitectos

The neighborhood of Caselas, Lisbon, was built in 1949 and designed by architect Antonio Couto Martins.

With a regular and orthogonal organization this neighborhood is characterized by the adaptation of its urban fabric to some pre-existing elements, such as the Church, which served as a reference to its main axes.

Image Courtesy © Francisco Nogueira

Image Courtesy © Francisco Nogueira

  • Architects: phdd arquitectos
  • Project: House in Caselas
  • Location: Lisboa, Portugal
  • Photography: Francisco Nogueira
  • Area: 150m2
  • Project Year: 2015

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Lamas House in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina by MOARQS architects + OTTOLENGHI architects

 
November 1st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: MOARQS architects

The commission is a house for a couple with four grown children.

The plot is located in a countryside neighborhood with access to Route 27 and to the Lujan River, in the town of Tigre in the northern suburbs of Buenos Aires.

Image Courtesy © Albano Garcia

Image Courtesy © Albano Garcia

  • Architects: MOARQS architects + OTTOLENGHI architects (Arch. Ignacio Montaldo + Arch. Eugenio Ottolenghi)
  • Project: Lamas House
  • Location: S. María de las Conchas 4249 Avenue, Albanueva Neighbor, Plot 85. Tigre, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
  • Photography: Albano Garcia
  • Collaborators: Arch. Adrien Girard, Arch. Juan Charadia, Arch. Lucrecia Brero, Arch. Torunn Vaksvik Skarstad, Arch. Jerónimo Bailat, Arch. Sofia Tomaselli
  • Main contractor: Carlos Rodríguez Palare / Arch Michelle Rodríguez Palare
  • Structural Engineers: Ing. German Comas, Ing. Fernando Saludas
  • Landscape Architecture: Ing. Agr. Cecilia Rossi de Dominicis
  • Frame windows: Alucon. Fernando
  • Lighting consultant: Arch. Verónica La Cruz
  • Ablution: Estudio Labonia
  • Total cost: 390,000 US Dollar
  • Gross internal floor area: 360m2
  • Tender date: January 2013
  • Start on site date: June 2013
  • Construction duration: March 2015

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Mc Cann Worldgroup Headquarters in Madrid, Spain by Studio Banana

 
November 1st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Studio Banana 

McCann Worldgroup is a leading global advertising agency. As part of its Vision 2021 a radically collaborative way of working is being implemented. MWG Madrid approached Studio Banana in order to support this transition, foster a novel workplace culture and design its new headquarters in the same spirit.

Image Courtesy © Studio Banana

Image Courtesy © Studio Banana

  • Architects: Studio Banana
  • Project: Mc Cann Worldgroup Headquarters
  • Location: 28016, Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: Rubén Bescos
  • Client: Mc Cann Worldgroup + IPG
  • Contractor: Nüssli
  • Relevant Suppliers: Nüssli
  • Square Footage (m2): 5.600 m2
  • Begin Of Planning: June, 2015
  • Project Completion: May, 2016

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