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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.

House in Tulum, Mexico by Domaine Public Architects

 
September 2nd, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Domaine Public Architects

A client’s desire for an expansive outdoor program allows for contextual integration within its larger site, while maximizing the benefits of potential environmental strategies. By elevating all primary functions, the ground floor is liberated from all construction. It is transformed into an expansive lush garden, an extension of the Mexican jungle.

Image Courtesy © Domaine Public Architects

Image Courtesy © Domaine Public Architects

  • Architects: Domaine Public Architects
  • Project: House in Tulum
  • Location: Tulum, Mexico
  • Landscape: Domaine Public Architects
  • Lighting Design: PS LAB
  • MEP Engineers: WTA
  • Structural Engineers: Beam Engineering

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Integral Iluminación Comercial Building in Samborondon , Ecuador by Jannina Cabal & Arquitectos

 
September 2nd, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Jannina Cabal & Arquitectos

General Parameters 

Oriented from north to south, Integral Iluminación Commercial Building, developed in two diamond-shaped plots with a total building area of 12,701 square feet. One of the requirements of the project was to keep the exterior structure of the existing house (columns, walls and pitched roof) in one of the plots while a new structure proposed for the expansion of the building on the second plot. Considering that Integral Iluminacion sells top of the line lighting and automatization systems, it was extremely important to conceive a cutting edge architectural design that would become an icon for the company.

Image Courtesy © Juan Alberto Andrade

Image Courtesy © Juan Alberto Andrade

  • Architects: Jannina Cabal & Arquitectos
  • Project: Integral Iluminación Comercial Building
  • Location: Samborondon , Ecuador
  • Photography: Juan Alberto Andrade
  • Year: 2013 – 2014
  • Lead Architect: Arq. Jannina Cabal
  • Team: Arq. Alejandra Lopez, Arq. Marco Sosa, Arq. Katty Cuenca
  • Construction Area: 12,701 square feet
  • Plot Area: 11,302 square feet

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IZAMA in Kyoto, Japan by Yuko Nagayama & Associates

 
September 2nd, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Yuko Nagayama & Associates

Located on a center of Kyoto, along the historical street of Nakagyo-kuyou see a one storied Japanese restaurant “IZAMA” which is made of two parts, a cozy traditional warehouse and a large corner cut from a recently built hotel.

Image Courtesy © Yuko Nagayama & Associates

Image Courtesy © Yuko Nagayama & Associates

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Middle Ground by SUSTAINABLE.TO

 
September 2nd, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: SUSTAINABLE.TO

As the world’s population migrates to urban centers, we have no choice but to combine and layer multiple, differing uses. Typically, residential and office zones are built in isolation, creating segregated neighbourhoods. This creates a scenario where buildings remain empty for large time spans, and amenities are doubled, one created for each zone.

Image Courtesy © SUSTAINABLE.TO

Image Courtesy © SUSTAINABLE.TO

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Beefeater in London, England by Lee Boyd

 
August 30th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Lee Boyd

Lee Boyd has recently collaborated on the exciting new visitor centre for Beefeater Gin at their distillery in central London which now provides visitors an insight into the history of gin and an understanding of the process of gin making.  A bold new extension providing a point of entry to the centre, links the different parts of the distillery and allows visitors to move from the exhibition floor to the stills house without interrupting the day to day workings at Beefeater. Beefeater Gin is the world’s number one premium gin and has been made in the heart of London for over 150 years, the only international brand to have its distillery in the capital. Beefeater is uniquely placed to call itself the Home of Gin and tell the intriguing story of the entwined history of London and Gin.

Image Courtesy © Lee Boyd

Image Courtesy © Paul Riddle

  • Architects: Lee Boyd
  • Project: Beefeater
  • Location: London, England
  • Photography: Paul Riddle
  • Software used: Microstation

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A public art gathering place pavilion by Michael Jantzen

 
August 30th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Michael Jantzen

This functional art structure was designed for a small public park as a gathering place for the visitors. The prefabricated pavilion is made of painted sustainably grown wood. The structure is nineteen feet wide, and twenty feet tall. It’s shape was generated from a basic octagon form that was folded out around the perimeter, and at the top. The basic octagon form consists of a support frame onto which the slated wood panels are hinged out and secured into position with steel bolts.

Image Courtesy © Michael Jantzen

Image Courtesy © Michael Jantzen

  • Architects: Michael Jantzen
  • Project: A public art gathering place pavilion

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WHITE ON WHITE in Ermesinde, Portugal by A2OFFICE

 
August 30th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: A2OFFICE

This small project is about the design of an addition to an original kitchen. It integrates a balcony for quick meals and additional storage space.

Image Courtesy © AL.MA Fotografia | Alexandra Marques

Image Courtesy © AL.MA Fotografia | Alexandra Marques

  • Architects: A2OFFICE
  • Project: WHITE ON WHITE
  • Location: Ermesinde, Portugal
  • Photography: AL.MA Fotografia | Alexandra Marques
  • Client: Private
  • Year: 2014

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House of Backstage in Tokushima city, Japan by y+M

 
August 30th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: y+M

Location of the house is near Mt. Bizan in Tokushima city. The site is one of five compartmental areas where we can see beautiful view of the mountain toward southeast.We designed the house for client family of four (couple and their children) who newly move to there. We designed the “big wall” which is used for exterior wall and fence. The wall cut the undesirable view of neighboring houses in the other compartment and 8-story building of prefectural condominium.

Image Courtesy © y+M

Image Courtesy © Nacasa & Partners

TRANSFORMATION TOWNHALL BORSELE in Heinkenszand, Netherlands by Atelier Kempe Thill architects

 
August 30th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Atelier Kempe Thill architects

The municipality of Borsele in the Dutch province of Zeeland was founded in 1970 by the merging of 13 villages. Heinkenszand was assigned centre of this newly formed administrative unit and a new town hall was built for the 25.000 inhabitants. More then 30 years after the opening, the building was in need of rehabilitation. On the one hand, the façade as well as the roof weren’t fully waterproof anymore. Furthermore, the building had to undergo an asbestos abatement to adapt to modern building standards. On the other hand the interior of the building had to be renovated in order to create a flexible and modern office environment. The building climate had to be improved in order to reduce energy loss.

Image Courtesy © Architektur-Fotografie Ulrich Schwarz

Image Courtesy © Architektur-Fotografie Ulrich Schwarz

  • Architects: Atelier Kempe Thill architects
  • Project: TRANSFORMATION TOWNHALL BORSELE
  • Location: Heinkenszand, Netherlands
  • Photography: Architektur-Fotografie Ulrich Schwarz
  • Client: Gemeente Borsele

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Daqing LEFT BANK CITY in Daqing, CHINA by A-ASTERISK

 
August 30th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: A-ASTERISK

The project is located in Saertu District of Daqing City, with the north of the district facing the government buildings and to its west flows the Liming River. The total site area is about 170,000 square meters. The design assignment includes semi-detached house, 6 floor residence, high-rise residence and commercial communities, kindergartens, gymnasiums, underground garage space and ancillary equipment.

Image Courtesy © HIROMATSU Misae

Image Courtesy © HIROMATSU Misae

  • Architects: A-ASTERISK
  • Project: Daqing LEFT BANK CITY
  • Location: Daqing, CHINA
  • Photography: HIROMATSU Misae
  • Principle use: Residence, Shop, Gymnasium, Kindergarten
  • Client: Daqing Aolong real estate

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