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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.

CLO – REFLECTION, SEQUENCE AND CONTINUITY in Paris, France by WY-TO architects

 
April 27th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: WY-TO architects

WY-TO’s proposal focuses on leveraging the view and natural light that enters from the north. The objective is to create a different space for each usage whilst at the same time maintaining visual continuity. To do so, storage space and bathrooms are re-organised behind a full-height technical fat wall stretching from one end of the flat to the other, from the entrance to the most
intimate part. This additional technical thickness is covered with full-height vertical aluminium structure according to a cutting-edge graphic layout. The aluminium work integrates seamlessly with the architecture of the flat, adding a vertical rhythm.

Image courtesy Cyrus Cornut

  • Architects: WY-TO architects
  • Project: CLO – REFLECTION, SEQUENCE AND CONTINUITY
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Photography: Cyrus Cornut
  • Code: CLO
  • Type: apartment
  • Status: completed
  • Timeline: 06/2009-11/2009
  • Surface: 28 m2
  • Cost estimate: 28 000 €
  • Contractor: BBF Belghali-Favrot

MEZ – TRANSVERING TIME in Singapore by WY-TO architects

 
April 27th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: WY-TO architects

The client lives in a housing initiative that incorporates both the contemporary and the historical, combining ubiquitous high-rise living with a façade of traditional houses in one of Singapore’s protected conservation neighbourhoods. Located on the highest floor of the conserved shophouses, the studio is small but offers the possibility of expanding vertically into the attic. An elevated platform is introduced to not only access the available space, but also create a double-heighted volume that lends a more generous feel to the apartment and provide an expanse upon which the client, an art enthusiast, can showcase her collections.

Image Courtesy © Jeremy San 

  • Architects: WY-TO architects
  • Project: MEZ – TRANSVERING TIME
  • Location: Singapore
  • Photography: Jeremy San
  • Code: MEZ
  • Type: duplex
  • Contract: private
  • Timeline: 12/2010 – 10/2011
  • Surface: 55 m2
  • Cost estimate: 35.000 €
  • Contractor : Kolando design & contract

The Edmond & Lily Safra Brain Science Building (ELSC) in Jerusalem, Israel by Foster + Partners, Baer, Shifman-Nathan

 
April 27th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Foster + Partners, Baer, Shifman-Nathan

The Jerusalem Brain Sciences Building will provide a state-of-the-art research and teaching facility for the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences. This Jerusalem-stone four-story building features two wings surrounding an open courtyard, blending traditional, local architecture with cutting edge scientific capabilities.

Image Courtesy Foster + Partners, Baer, Shifman-Nathan

  • Architects: Foster + Partners, Baer, Shifman-Nathan
  • Project: The Edmond & Lily Safra Brain Science Building (ELSC)
  • Location: Jerusalem, Israel
  • Area: 14,500 m2
  • Client: ELSC, the Hebrew University
  • Cost: $70,000,000
  • Structural Engineer: Luis Lebaton
  • HVAC: Yizhar Irony
  • Plumbing: EET
  • Electric Engineering: Moshe Levi
  • Laboratory Design: Sherman Architects
  • Software used: Designed in AutoCAD, 3D images in 3DS max + rendering

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ABC Center House in Kanagawa, Japan by Kakuro Odagi + Daisuke Narushima

 
April 26th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Kakuro Odagi + Daisuke Narushima

ABC CENTER HOUSE is an administrative building in a model-home park located in the inhospitable area with factories and industrial plants in Yokohama city, Kanagawa prefecture. This two-storied building is used as an office where customers first come to get information and where various events and seminars related to homebuying take place. In general, the model homes are remodeled almost every 5 years in an attempt to promote their own merchantability and are equipped with the latest technology and specifications.

Image Courtesy © Daich Ano 

  • Architects: Odagi Planning & Associates + Narushima Architecture Office
  • Project: ABC Center House
  • Location: Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
  • Photography: Daich Ano
  • Structural Design: Yosuke KINOSHITA
  • Structural System: Wooden
  • Storeys: 2 Storeys
  • Maximum Height: 8,950 mm
  • Building Area: 81.86 sqm
  • Total Floor Area: 93.44 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012

Urban Collage in Champigny-sur-Marne, France by Maison Edouard François

 
April 26th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Maison Edouard François

At Champigny-sur-Marne, respect of the context and the refusal to interpret it led us to take a unique position. The site is a grand ensemble that was built in the 1970’s : a large zone of housing filled with towers and multi-story housing blocks near the old town center. The program asked for an urban renewal plan based on a new town center with shops and housing.

Image Courtesy © Paul Raftery

  • Architects: Maison Edouard François
  • Project: Urban Collage
  • Location: Champigny-sur-Marne, France
  • Photography: Paul Raftery
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Rhino, 3DS Max and Adobe Creative Suite

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The Pavilions 2013 by Festival des Architectures Vives

 
April 26th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Since the 2011 edition, we have implemented the realization a FAV’s Pavilion. This pavilion allows the reception and the diffusion of public informations about the festival. It is also the starting point of the course of the festival, a meeting place and forum for all visitors. Taking place strategically in the heart of the city, for the 8th Edition two pavilions will be made. The first will be in the usual courtyard of the CCIT Montpellier, Hotel Saint Come and the second will be in front of the new Office of Tourism in the city of La Grande Motte.

For the year 2013, we wanted to entrust the realization of two buildings with two young architects graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Montpellier and settled in the Languedoc Roussillon.

Indeed, Robin Juzon will realize the Pavilion in Montpellier and David Hamerman will realize the pavilion in La Grande Motte.

Montpellier Pavilion by Robin JUZON Architect

Juzon Robin is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Montpellier (ENSAM) in 2008. Since he joined the agency Olivier Mouton, architect engineer of Nîmes, which, among other work for the enhancement of local heritage.

Their agency is trying to take the time to deal with projects in every detail to produce quality architecture that is aligned with the values they carry. Dual jurisdiction architect engineer offers them greater freedom and autonomy in real projects they undertake. In 2007 as part of his studies, Robin met Gilles Perraudin, architect, with whom he reinforces his taste for Simple Architecture.

The same year, he participated in the contest CIMBETON, for which he was awarded the engineering. Me his travels influence his daily work, notably in Japan, where he discovered a refined and minimalist architecture featuring raw materials. The realization of the pavilion give to him the opportunity to express the architecture of simplicity with which he is still sensitive.

Image courtesy Robin JUZON Architect

La Grande Motte Pavilion by David Hamerman Architect

David Hamerman graduated as a DPLG architect in 2000 from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Montpellier (ENSAM) and has a postgraduate DEA degree in landscape architecture from the Institut d’Architecture de Genève in Switzerland (2002).

Different journeys and destinations confronted him with other points of view and references, and he worked as an architect and landscape architect in Geneva and New York. In 2005 he founded the workshop Architectures&Paysages in Montpellier.

The ambition of A&P lies primarily in the realization of projects that tend to reconcile two conceptual platforms, being architecture and landscape. Sun, shadow, light, materiality and the relationship inside/outside are the first stimuli that allow him to elaborate every new design-question. Since 2009, he teaches studio at the ENSAM.

Image courtesy David Hamerman Architect

Azure Announces the Finalists of the Third Annual AZ Awards

 
April 26th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

The high-calibre international jury has conferred and the finalists have been selected. Now the public is invited to cast their vote for the People’s Choice. All 46 finalists are available for online viewing and voters are selecting their favourites in each of the 14 categories. The winners, including the People’s Choice, will be revealed on June 13, in Toronto, Canada.

The winning designs will be featured in AZURE Magazine’s Annual Awards Issue, on newsstands mid-June. This issue will be packed with the best in furniture, lighting, architecture, interiors and landscapes from around the world. Also included are visionary concepts, striking temporary spaces and extraordinary student work.

Toronto’s historic Evergreen Brick Works is the venue for the 2013 AZ Awards Gala Celebration. On June 13, top players in Canada’s architectural and design community will rub shoulders with other finalists from across the globe at a reception and awards ceremony where our host, award-winning actor Arsinée Khanjian will present the trophies.

The 2013 AZ Awards jury includes: Shirley Blumberg of KPMB Architects (Toronto), designer Todd Bracher of Todd Bracher Studio (New York), furniture manufacturer Giulio Cappellini of Cappellini (Milan), Todd Saunders of Saunders Architecture (Bergen, Norway), Ken Smith of Workshop: Ken Smith Landscape Architect (New York) and interior designer George Yabu of Yabu Pushelberg (Toronto).

Aim pendants by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec Flos

Aim pendants by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec Flos

Aria carpet collection by Amala Carpets Amala Carpets

Aria carpet collection by Amala Carpets Amala Carpets

Barclays Center Arena by SHoP Architects

Barclays Center Arena by SHoP Architects

Boulevard Brewing Company Cellar 1 Expansion by El Dorado

Boulevard Brewing Company Cellar 1 Expansion by El Dorado

Casa Alta II by AS D Asociacion de Diseno

Casa Alta II by AS D Asociacion de Diseno

Chillida carpet collection by Nani Marquina Nanimarquina

Chillida carpet collection by Nani Marquina Nanimarquina

Cristal public facility by Sitbon Architectes

Cristal public facility by Sitbon Architectes

D House by Lode Architecture

D House by Lode Architecture

DR700 retrofit bulb by David O’Driscoll Brightgreen

DR700 retrofit bulb by David O’Driscoll Brightgreen

Ebell Loft by Hong Kong Stunt Team

Ebell Loft by Hong Kong Stunt Team

Echo Ridge Duplexes by El Dorado

Echo Ridge Duplexes by El Dorado

Elevator B bee habitat by Courtney Creenan, Kyle Mastalinski, Daniel Nead, Scott Selin, Lisa Stern (University at Buffalo, USA)

Elevator B bee habitat by Courtney Creenan, Kyle Mastalinski, Daniel Nead, Scott Selin, Lisa Stern (University at Buffalo, USA)

Enclave case goods collection by Figure3 Teknion

Enclave case goods collection by Figure3 Teknion

Essentials kitchen tools by Daniel Kowal-Andersen (Kolding School of Design, Denmark)

Essentials kitchen tools by Daniel Kowal-Andersen (Kolding School of Design, Denmark)

Food and Energy public facility by Arina Agieieva, Dmytro Zhuikov (Dessau Institute of Architecture, Germany)

Food and Energy public facility by Arina Agieieva, Dmytro Zhuikov (Dessau Institute of Architecture, Germany)

Gwangju Urban Folly by NADAAA

Gwangju Urban Folly by NADAAA

HafenCity University Subway Station by Pfarre Lighting Design, Raupach Architekten, Design Stauss Grillmeier

HafenCity University Subway Station by Pfarre Lighting Design, Raupach Architekten, Design Stauss Grillmeier

Hariri Memorial Garden by Vladimir Djurovic Landscape Architecture

Hariri Memorial Garden by Vladimir Djurovic Landscape Architecture

Hygge House by Plain Projects, UrbanInk, PIKE Projects

Hygge House by Plain Projects, UrbanInk, PIKE Projects

Inhabitable Sculpture by Jean-Maxime Labrecque Architecte

Inhabitable Sculpture by Jean-Maxime Labrecque Architecte

Kindergarten by Gredig Walser, Dipl Architekten, ETH FH, SIA AG

Kindergarten by Gredig Walser, Dipl Architekten, ETH FH, SIA AG

Marina outdoor table set by Bruno Fattorini & Partners_Extremis

Marina outdoor table set by Bruno Fattorini & Partners_Extremis

Meccanica Kitchen by Gabriele Centazzo Demode Engineered by Valcucine

Meccanica Kitchen by Gabriele Centazzo Demode Engineered by Valcucine

Mini-Studio by FrenteArquitectura

Mini-Studio by FrenteArquitectura

Minuscule chair by Cecilie Manz_Fritz Hansen

Minuscule chair by Cecilie Manz_Fritz Hansen

Momofuku restaurant by The Design Agency and James KM Cheng

Momofuku restaurant by The Design Agency and James KM Cheng

National Building Museum by Rockwell Group

National Building Museum by Rockwell Group

National Music Centre of Canada by Allied Works Architecture

National Music Centre of Canada by Allied Works Architecture

OLS House by J Mayer H Architects

OLS House by J Mayer H Architects

Place des Festivals by Quartier des Spectacles_Daoust Lestage

Place des Festivals by Quartier des Spectacles_Daoust Lestage

RMIT Design Hub by Sean Godsell Architects

RMIT Design Hub by Sean Godsell Architects

Sento bathroom faucet by Angeletti Ruzza Design_Graff

Sento bathroom faucet by Angeletti Ruzza Design_Graff

Shopbop headquarters by SHoP Architects

Shopbop headquarters by SHoP Architects

Soumaya Museum by FR-EE, Fernando Romero Enterprise

Soumaya Museum by FR-EE, Fernando Romero Enterprise

Stadel Museum Skylights installation by Tanja Baum_Licht Kunst Licht

Stadel Museum Skylights installation by Tanja Baum_Licht Kunst Licht

Street Football Seat Ball chair by Ana Gonzalez and Hubert Schoba_Fabrica

Street Football Seat Ball chair by Ana Gonzalez and Hubert Schoba_Fabrica

Tensegrity Space Frame Light by Michal Maciej Bartosik

Tensegrity Space Frame Light by Michal Maciej Bartosik

Thalie tableware by Julie Richoz (ECAL, Switzerland)

Thalie tableware by Julie Richoz (ECAL, Switzerland)

Thonet bentwood bike by Andy Martin Studio

Thonet bentwood bike by Andy Martin Studio

Trail Center at Camp Prairie Schooner by El Dorado

Trail Center at Camp Prairie Schooner by El Dorado

Troost Bridge by El Dorado

Troost Bridge by El Dorado

University of British Columbia, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences CDRD by Saucier + Perrotte Architectes, Hughes Condon Marler Architects

University of British Columbia, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences CDRD by Saucier + Perrotte Architectes, Hughes Condon Marler Architects

Vaclav Havel’s Monument by Libor Senekel (Techincal University of Liberec, Czech Republic)

Vaclav Havel’s Monument by Libor Senekel (Techincal University of Liberec, Czech Republic)

Valley City master plan by MZ Architects

Valley City master plan by MZ Architects

Vitrines Habitees by Quartier des Spectacles Daoust Lestage

Vitrines Habitees by Quartier des Spectacles Daoust Lestage

X-Scape by Aaron Choi, Christine Phu, Diego Valencia (Arizona State University, USA)

X-Scape by Aaron Choi, Christine Phu, Diego Valencia (Arizona State University, USA)

Estação Antártica Comandante Ferraz II in Antartica by Triptyque Arquitetura

 
April 26th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Triptyque Arquitetura

Facing a scientific, technical, environmental, human, symbolic and geo-political challenge, a simple and efficient strategy that could respond to all needs and goals should be developed. It needed a principle that integrates security (fire protection first), flexibility and modularity and that could provide comfort, thermal or acoustic, but, above all, quality of life for users.

Image Courtesy © Studio RSI 

  • Architects: Triptyque Arquitetura
  • Project: Estação Antártica Comandante Ferraz II
  • Location: Antartica
  • Photography: Studio RSI
  • Software used: 3DS Max
  • Architecture :
    Grégory Bousquet – sócio
    Carolina Bueno – sócia
    Olivier Raffaelli – sócio
    Guillaume Sibaud – sócio
    Ricardo Innecco – chefe de projeto
    Felipe Alves – Arquiteto
    Murilo Gabriele – Arquiteto
    Alfredo Luvison – Arquiteto
    Luiz adriano Trindade de Almeida – coordinação geral

“XII” collection – part V “Szklarnia” in Chojnice, Poland by Wamhouse

 
April 26th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Wamhouse

“Szklarnia” is the fifth and March (2013) part of the collection called “XII”, entirely designed by Karina Wiciak. Usually, restaurant owners care about not having their establishment demolished, but here someone has made quite a mess…At first glance, the “Szklarnia” looks like a demolished establishment. A place where the customers are not too well-behaved and release their gangster inclinations… But this is no “Fight Club”, but another interior in which the author’s fantasy is a pretext for creating an unusual decoration.

Image Courtesy Wamhouse

  • Architects: Wamhouse
  • Project: “XII” collection – part V “Szklarnia”
  • Location: Chojnice, Poland

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Kempart Loft in Liège, Belgium by Dethier Architectures

 
April 26th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Dethier Architectures

Reinterpreting the loft
The Kempart loft project emerged from a meeting between Daniel Dethier and a client, who was passionate about precision engineering. It demonstrates how industrial spaces can be transformed into housing without becoming locked into stereotypes.

Detail and accuracy
We were fortunate to have a committed and receptive client who was fascinated by precision engineering. This allowed us to apply our research into a loft’s reinterpretation, and to integrate a technically advanced architectural object. Our approach was, quite naturally, based on the client’s profile rather than the site’s historical nature – as it does not present any heritage value whatever.

Image Courtesy © Serge Brison

  • Architects: Dethier Architectures
  • Project: Kempart Loft
  • Location: Liège, Belgium
  • Photography: Serge Brison for Dethier Architectures.
  • Typology: Single housing
  • Type: Private commission
  • Study: 2011
  • Completion: 2012
  • Architect: Daniel Dethier (Dethier Architectures)
  • Artist: Jean Glibert
  • Inside aera: 154 m2
  • Terrace area: 107 m2
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