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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.

Hangar Artistic Creation Centre in Can Ricart, Barcelona by Yaiza Terré + Arantxa Manrique

 
May 9th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Yaiza Terré + Arantxa Manrique

The project is part of the \”Fàbriques per la Creació\” programme promoted by the Barcelona city council in order to reactivate the old industrial spaces of the city now in disuse, and transform them into centres of artistic production. Hangar is a creation centre for visual artists situated since 1997 in the old industrial manufacturing premises of Can Ricart.

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

  • Architects: Yaiza Terré + Arantxa Manrique
  • Project: Hangar Artistic Creation Centre
  • Location: Can Ricart, Barcelona
  • Photography: Adrià Goula 
  • Collaborator Architect: Arantxa Manrique
  • Collaborators: Static ingenieria s.a.p.(structure engigneer), Aia instal·lacions arquitectòniques sl (mechanical engigneer), Sergi Perez Cobos (quantity surveyor), Fpa ferran pelegrina i ass.(detail developement), I2a (acoustique engigneer).
  • Programme: Stage, multi-functional space, audio-video, medialab
  • Developer: Institute of Culture of Barcelona (ICUB) – Barcelona City Council
  • Client: Fundación privada AAVC- Hangar
  • Area: 828,84m2
  • Ender works: December 2011
  • Budget: 1.774.465,03€ (PEC)

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CBD at Shanghai Hongqiao Airport in China by MVRDV

 
May 9th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: MVRDV

Just weeks after winning the competition, construction has already started on this urban master plan for an office and retail centre near the fourth busiest airport in mainland China. The 4.5ha site is divided into a small northern plot of 8,409 m2 and a larger southern plot. The team won the competition with highly energy-efficient architecture combined with an intimate urban plan which allows for pedestrian-friendly spaces.

Image Courtesy MVRDV

  • Architects: MVRDV    
  • Project: CBD at Shanghai Hongqiao Airport
  • Location: Shanghai, China

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Meet Design – Around the World in Triennale di Milano by Migliore+Servetto Architects

 
May 9th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Migliore+Servetto Architects

AROUND THE WORLD is an “International” trip in the world of design, that starts from Milan and travels to seven cities of the world: Wien, Paris, New York, Tokyo, San Paolo, Beijing and Melbourne. “We have imagined a cosmopolitan urban landscape: a light and dynamic environment evoking a way of living, conceived as an adding of fragments, images, maps, sounds and objects of 7 international cities.

Image Courtesy © LUZ – Francesco Stelitano

  • Architects: Migliore+Servetto Architects
  • Project: Meet Design – Around the World
  • Location: Triennale di Milano
  • Photography: Chiara Berselli, LUZ – Francesco Stelitano
  • Date: 9 April 2013 – 1 May 2013
  • Client: RCS Group
  • Curators: Francesca Taroni, Ico Migliore

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Mustafa Center in Singapore by Geometrica

 
May 8th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Geometrica

Singapore is well known for its multicultural spirit and universal appeal to travelers–and great shopping. Mustafa Center, a multilevel shopping center, offers an intense, 24-hour-a-day shopping experience, with its myriad of interesting shops that attract more than 15,000 customers of many nationalities every weekend. Mustafa Center offers everything from fine fabrics to electronic devices to jewels. Its restaurants, too, offer a wide selection of cuisine. Crowning it all is a Geometrica dome. Geometrica’s glass and stainless steel structure serves as the eye-catching roof for the restaurant on the top floor of the shopping center, where diners can choose from among a host of offerings while they watch the ever-evolving city come alive as the sun goes down. This structure, similar to the Museo del Niño (Children’s Museum) in Puerto Rico and the Hyatt Hotel in Cancun, Mexico, exemplifies the combined beauty of metal and glass, magnifying its surroundings in a collage of colors and shapes.

Image Courtesy Geometrica

  • Architects: Geometrica
  • Project: Mustafa Center
  • Location: Singapore

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Plaza de la Hoja – Social Housing in Bogotá D.C., Colombia by Taller 301 + Juan Pablo Ortiz Arquitectos

 
May 8th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Taller 301 + Juan Pablo Ortiz Arquitectos

Bogotá has had a renowned tradition in building high-quality social housing projects. The site, given its privileged location, presented a unique opportunity to once again claim the throne in contemporary social housing developments. Rather than work with a single apartment, we chose to scale up the unit to a group of 16 apartments.

Image Courtesy Taller 301 + Juan Pablo Ortiz Arquitectos

  • Architects: Taller 301 + Juan Pablo Ortiz Arquitectos
  • Project: Plaza de la Hoja – Social Housing
  • Location: Bogotá D.C., Colombia
  • Status: Competition Submission
  • Awards: N/A
  • Client: METROVIVIENDA
  • Area: 35.000 m2
  • Date[s]: 2013
  • Team Leaders: Pablo Forero, Julian Restrepo, Juan Pablo Ortiz
  • Team members: Juan Carlos Cuberos, Jessica Thatcher, Santiago Sánchez,Manuela Mosquera, Joaquín Mosquera, Camilo Serna
  • Structure: CNI Ingenieros
  • Budget: Alvaro León

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Country House Punta Callao in Región de los Lagos, Chile by Gestaa

 
May 8th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Gestaa

The commission consists about a house on the south shore of Lake Rupanco, Region de los Lagos. The property is set in a single first floor and as a novelty seeks the permanent contact with the surrounding and the view. Besides minding that the house is emplaced and it is not a discordant element to the environment.

Image Courtesy © Gestaa

  • Architects: Gestaa
  • Project: Country House Punta Callao
  • Location: Región de los Lagos, Chile
  • Photography: Gestaa
  • Architect in charge: Tomás Alvarez Robledo
  • Collaborators: Eduardo Sánchez, Nicolás Marileo, Juan Pablo Labbe, Francisco Vera
  • Area: 247 sqm
  • Constructor: Stamparini Mendez
  • Year: 2012

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Rubido Romero Foundation in La Coruña, Spain by Abalo Alonso architects

 
May 8th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Abalo Alonso architects

We have been asked to renovate a small traditional building in rural Galicia which is to be used as the foundation’s headquarters. Particular care will be taken in the project; walls will be reinforced; the tiled roof will be replaced and a bathroom adapted to its surroundings will be installed.

Image Courtesy © Santos Diez / Bisimages

  • Architects: Abalo Alonso architects
  • Project: Rubido Romero Foundation
  • Location: Lugar de Padin, Negreira, La Coruña, Spain
  • Photography: Santos Diez / Bisimages
  • Team: Elizabeth Abalo, Gonzalo Alonso
  • Associates: Berta Peleteiro
  • Structure: Carlos Bóveda
  • Installations: Inaec ingenería
  • Technical Architect: Francisco González Varela
  • Building Developer: Rubido Romero Foundation
  • Building Company: Construcciones Quintáns

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Florence Music and Culture Park in Florence, Italy by Arata Isozaki + Andrea Maffei Architects

 
May 8th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Arata Isozaki + Andrea Maffei Architects

The project comes from the tender launched in October 2007 for the redevelopment of disused area outside the historic center of Florence, and in particular in the vicinity of the old rail-station Leopolda, and the Royal Park of the “Cascine”. This work is part of those identified by the “Committee of Ministers for the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy” for the planning of infrastructure projects aimed at the realization and completion of major works of cultural and scientific interest for the whole country.

Image Courtesy Arata Isozaki + Andrea Maffei Architects

  • Architects: Arata Isozaki + Andrea Maffei Architects
  • Project: Florence Music and Culture Park
  • Location: Florence, Italy
  • Program: new opera house and concert hall
  • Client: Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri, Missione per le Celebrazioni dei 150 anni dell’ Unità d’Italia
  • Competition: 2007
  • Design team: Hidenari Arai, Takeshi Miura, Kenji Yatsu, Rawad Choubassi, Simone Utzeri, Filippo Biagi, Atsuko Suzuki, Andrea Maffei Architects / Stefano Tozzi, M+T & Partners
  • Structure: Arup Italia s.r.l.: Maurizio Teora, Giammichele Melis, Ida Coppola, Francesco Uggetti, Michele Mongelli, Riccardo Abello, Amerigo Tognarelli, Enrico Manganelli, Livio Quintavalle, Mario Rossato, Valeria Migliori, Matteo Testini, Floriana Palomba.
  • Mep plants: Arup Italia s.r.l.: Pietro Guarisco, Alice Quinterio, Enrico Zara, Francesco Di Salvo, Katia Bernardi, Nicola Carofano, Sebastiano Genovese, Stefano Colombo.
  • Geotechnic: Arup Italia s.r.l.- Angelo Mussi, Tim Hocombe, Francesco Petrella, Silvia Ferrero
  • Acoustic: Nagata Acoustics, Tokyo, Japan – Yasuhisa Toyota, Satoru Ikeda, Vie en Rose s.r.l. Firenze -Sergio Luzzi
  • Fire consultant: ing. Silvestre Mistretta, Milano
  • General contractor: ATI – Baldassini Tognozzi Pontello Costruzioni Generali S.p.a., Mazzanti S.p.a., Opere Pubbliche e Ambiente S.p.a.
  • Cost: € 80.000.000,00

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Bologna station in Bologna, Italy by Andrea Maffei Architects

 
May 8th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Andrea Maffei Architects

The conditions of the city all round and the varies infrastructures to be provided has developed the idea of the station as a tentative to string together different urban needs overlapping.The rail line has always divided the city of Bologna in two different parts: on the south the historical centre with monuments and palaces, on the north the industrial districts (so called “Bolognina”) and the Fair designed by Kenzo Tange (1967). The urban layout has followed these differences, regular and rectangular on the north, concentrated and radio centric on the south.

Image Courtesy Andrea Maffei Architects

  • Architects: Andrea Maffei Architects
  • Project: Bologna station
  • Location: Bologna, Italy
  • Program: railway station
  • Client: RFI – Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
  • Competition time schedule: june 2007- june 2008
  • End of construction: tbd
  • Design team: Arata Isozaki & Associates  (Tokyo), M+T & Partners (Florence)
  • Structure: Maurizio Teora (PD), Angelo Mussi (PM), Gabriele Del Mese, Luca Buzzoni, Francesco Uggetti, Giovanni Tecchio, Matteo Codignola, Salvatore Settecasi / Arup Italia s.r.l., Ove Arup & Partners International Ltd
  • Mep plants: Pietro Guarisco, Enrico Zara, Alice Quinterio, Nicola Carofano, Alfonso Mastrodicasa / Arup Italia s.r.l., Ove Arup & Partners International Ltd
  • Fire security plants: George Faller, Luis Mulinelli / Arup Italia s.r.l., Ove Arup & Partners International Ltd
  • Station layout: Leszek Dobrovolsky, Julie-Ann Janko / Arup Italia s.r.l., Ove Arup & Partners International Ltd
  • Security program: Barbara Marino/ Arup Italia s.r.l., Ove Arup & Partners International Ltd
  • Construction planning: Tom Honnywill / Arup Italia s.r.l., Ove Arup & Partners International Ltd
  • Computer graphic: Miller Hare
  • Floor areas: new station- 92,870 sqm., area “Bovi Campeggi”- 58,102 sqm., area “Ex Ie” – 6,710 sqm., area “ex-OMA” –      10,318 sqm.
  • Materials: concrete, steel, glass

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The Bak’a Garden Apartments in Jerusalem, Israel by Baer, Shifman-Nathan Architects

 
May 8th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Baer, Shifman-Nathan Architects

The Bak’a Garden Apartments is a luxury residential complex in the heart of the historic Bak’a neighborhood. The buildings are designed in a classic townhouse configuration with assortment of duplex garden apartments, single level apartments and duplex penthouse apartments. The urban layout is arranged to blend with the historic urban fabric of Bak’a with additional private and semi-private common pedestrian path.

Image Courtesy © G. Shifman-Nathan, Ilia Krivoruchko

  • Architects: Baer, Shifman-Nathan Architects
  • Project: The Bak’a Garden Apartments
  • Location: Jerusalem, Israel
  • Photography: G. Shifman-Nathan, Ilia Krivoruchko
  • Area: 4,300 m2
  • Cost: $12,000,000
  • Client: A. Haver & J. Banit
  • Plumbing: A. Yosha Ltd
  • Structural Engineer: E. Benwalid Engineers
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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