Studio Dwelling / cmA Arquitectos

first_img Spain Houses Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily “COPY” Save this picture!Courtesy of cmA Arquitectos+ 12 Share CopyHouses•Boadilla del Monte, Spaincenter_img Studio Dwelling / cmA Arquitectos Architects: cmA ArquitectosSave this picture!Courtesy of cmA ArquitectosThe proposal for a studio-dwelling generates volumes defined for uses other than housing and office, without breaking up the unity of the resulting architecture. The project aims for a dynamic space in close relation to the potential of the existing plot, both its steep slope and the existence of large trees of great natural value. The space is generated around the vertical core, which grows at half levels open towards the adjoining outdoor areas, creating new spaces related to the house (garden, swimming pool, lookouts…) We identify four main focus points where openings and views are concentrated, corresponding to the existing century-old oaks.Save this picture!Courtesy of cmA ArquitectosThese areas concentrate large glazed openings, using the oaks as effective solar attenuation elements, besides providing a nice visual background for openings and as elements of privacy. We intensify an intention to expand the interior space with the use of organic Cumaru wood, in contrast to the stone enclosure of the rest of the walls. The openings, mainly towards the south, have recessed glazing to generate an efficient behavior with the low winter sun and shade during summer. The roof and walls have a high thermal inertia, which together with the ease of cross ventilation, form an energy-efficient architecture. Collected rainwater is stored in a large buried cistern for irrigation use.Save this picture!PlansProject gallerySee allShow lessFried Pavillion / Amunt Architekten Martenson und Nagel TheissenSelected ProjectsThe Dune House / Wolveridge ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Studio Dwelling / cmA ArquitectosSave this projectSaveStudio Dwelling / cmA Arquitectos “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officecmA ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodBoadilla del MonteSpainPublished on September 24, 2013Cite: “Studio Dwelling / cmA Arquitectos” [Vivienda Estudio / cmA Arquitectos] 24 Sep 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Climate protesters swarm city centre

first_imgA group of student protesters marched through Oxford streets last Monday, demanding climate action both within the University and throughout the country.Cycling under the joint banners of Climate Rush and OUSU’s Environment and Ethics (E&E) Committee, the students were dressed as suffragettes and chanted “Deeds not words”.The choice of a bike-mounted protest was to criticise the government’s decision in promoting electric cars as a green solution and their proposals for four new coal fired power stations.Jake Colman, a member of the E&E committee, praised the demonstration, saying “Bikes, drumming, chanting and saving the planet – I can’t think of a better way to spend an afternoon!”The protests began in Wellington Square, with the protesters demanding that the Vice-Chancellor employs Sustainability Officer, a position which has been unadvertised for the past six months. They also wanted the University to follow a year-on-year emissions goals in order to meet a 20% reduction by 2020.Julia Koskella, chair of the E&E committee said, “We are asking for concrete, achievable changes in the University and town. The suffragette costumes are drawing a lot of support for our campaign – it’s a positive, engaging stunt.”After riding around the city centre, the Climate Rushers finished on Cornmarket Street to highlight the energy wastage of High Street shops which leave their lights on at night.The protesters had sent letters to each of the shops which had left their wares well-lit the night before. They asked the shop managers to “Switch Off Climate Change”, by saving energy through switching off their lights at closing time.Two shops responded, Pret à Manger and Snappy Snaps, and these were awarded with Certificates of Appreciation. Those shops which did not heed the protester’s requests were given Certificates of Disapproval.Lighting accounts for 20% of the UK’s electrical energy usage. That’sequivalent to 10 coal fired power stations, or about 73 million tonnes of CO2 per year.Lucie Kinchin, a 2nd-year Pembroke student involved in organising the protests, said she was appalled by the actions of shops who had decided not to switch off. “Lighting that advertises products to empty streets at four o’clock in themorning is not only completely unnecessary, but totally irresponsible in theface of catastrophic climate change. These companies need to switch off.”“Since climate change is happening now, positive change musthappen now.”One passer-by commented, “The certificates are a great idea! It’s a really good action, as it’s achievable and fun. Using humiliation and ridicule to get stuff done is very effective.”The University spokesperson commented on the protests, “The University upholds anyone’s right to protest, as long as that protest is carried out peacefully and within the law.”last_img read more

Supreme Court quashes order in firm-like name case

first_imgThe Florida Supreme Court has quashed an 11th Circuit judge’s order prohibiting insurance company staff counsel from signing pleadings using a firm-like name.But one justice said that doesn’t mean trial courts are without any authority in the matter, and the court said it was not prejudging recommendations on the issue that are coming from The Florida Bar.In an April 19 order, the court vacated orders by Judge Paul Siegel that prohibited insurance company counsel from using firm names in proceedings and filings in his court. Siegel had prohibited the lawyers from using language that implied they worked for an independent law firm if they were actually staff counsel for the company. He also ordered that independent medical experts hired by the defense could not say they were paid by the “law firm” but would have to say they were paid by the insurance company.Lawyers representing insurance companies told the courts in oral arguments in March that full disclosure was always made to clients and no one was being harmed. They also argued that Judge Siegel overstepped his authority and, in essence, created and enforced a Bar rule, thereby infringing on the Supreme Court’s authority.In their order, the justices unanimously agreed, and noted they are expecting proposals from a special Bar study commission on the issue.“We determine that these prohibitions encroach upon this court’s ultimate jurisdiction to adopt rules for the courts,” the order said.The court added: “The Florida Bar has notified this court in this proceeding that the Special Commission on Insurance Practices II has performed a comprehensive study of issues similar to those identified in Judge Siegel’s orders and that the commission will submit recommendations from the study to this court.. . . granting these petitions, we are not ruling upon any matters which may be contained within the recommendations that may be provided in that report.”In a separate concurring opinion, Justice Barbara Pariente, joined by Justice Fred Lewis, wrote that the court was not saying that disclosure of an attorney’s actual employer could never be a factor in a case. “[T]he quashing of the orders should not be interpreted to mean that a trial court is without any authority to require disclosures of a lawyers’ employment in a pretrial disclosure or as a ruling as to issues that may arise during the trial for which information regarding the attorney’s employment may be relevant,” she wrote.The Board of Governors at its March meeting accepted the recommendations from the special commission. Those included that insurance company staff counsel can use firm-like names, as long as certain conditions are met, including disclosure to clients, and there is a physical and actual separation from the remainder of the company’s operations. The commission recommended, and the board approved, amending two Bar rules to clarify those and potential conflict issues for staff counsel.Those rules could be ready to submit to the court this summer. (See story in the April 1 Bar News. ) Text of the order can be found on the Supreme Court’s Web site at the April orders page at Scroll down to the orders for April 19. The lead case for the petition to the court is United Services Automobile Association v. Goodman, case no. SC01-1700. Supreme Court quashes order in firm-like name case Supreme Court quashes order in firm-like name casecenter_img May 15, 2002 Regular Newslast_img read more

Cricket News Eng vs Ind 4th Test: Scorecard at Day 1 Stumps as Sam Curran saves England’s blushes

first_imgEngland First Innings New Delhi: Indian bowlers on Thursday ran riot in front of the England batting top order that looked clueless in front of Indian seamers led by the brilliant Jasprit Bumrah. The visitors produced a disciplined show in wrapping up England’s innings for 246 runs on the opening day of the fourth Test match at the Areas Bowl in Southampton. It was Sam Curran’s partnership with Moeen Ali and Stuart Broad that helped the hosts in putting up a respectable score in front of the visitors.Bumrah dismissed three English batsmen, while Ishant Sharma, Mohammad Shami and spinner Ravichandran Aswin took a pair each and all-rounder Hardik Pandya scalped one batsman.ALSO READ: England vs India 4th Test: ‘It was pretty tough,’ says Sam CurranReturning all-rounder Sam Curran anchored the English innings with a superb knock of 78 as he was the centre of the 81 and 63 runs partnership with Moeen Ali and Stuart Broad for the seventh and ninth wickets respectively. The determined partnerships saved the day for England as at one point of time they were struggling at 86 for 6.After bundling England for 246 runs, Indian openers started the innings cautiously with Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul both at the create with 3 and 11 runs respectively. The hosts are leading by 227 runs.ALSO READ: Asian Games 2018, Day 13 LIVESurprisingly, it was India’s first unchanged eleven, ending a 45-match streak of constant changing in the playing XI and it was the first time in 29 Tests as a captain for Virat Kohli that he fielded the same XI as the previous match.England First Innings:A Cook                 c Kohli   b Hardik Pandya               17K Jennings                          lbw b Bumrah                   0J Root                                lbw  b Ishant                     4J Bairstow            c Pant            b Bumrah                   6B Stokes                    lbw  b Shami                   23J Buttler              c Kohli    b Shami                   21MM Ali                c Bumrah b Ashwin                  40SM Curran                              b Ashwin                     78AU Rashid                            lbw b Sharma                 6SCJ Broad                               lbw b Bumrah              17JM Anderson                            not out                        0Extras: (B-23, LB-9, NB-2)                                        34                       Total: (For 10 wickets in 76.4 overs)                         246Fall of wickets: 1-1, 2-15, 3-28, 4-36, 5-69, 6-86, 7-167, 8-177, 9-240, 10-246.Bowling: JJ Bumrah 20-5-46-3, I Sharma 16-6-26-2, HH Pandya 8-0-51-1, Mohammed Shami 18-2-51-2, R Ashwin 14.4-3-40-2.India First Innings:S Dhawan                            not out                 3KL Rahul                              not out                 11Extras    (B-4, W-1)                                          5Total: (For no loss, 4 Overs)                         19Bowling: JM Anderson 2-1-3-0, SCJ Broad 2-0-12-0. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

San Jose Sharks’ Evander Kane criticizes NHL Department of Player Safety after receiving suspension

first_imgOn Saturday, the NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane has been suspended three games for elbowing Winnipeg Jets defenseman Neal Pionk — and Kane is less than thrilled.After hearing news of his suspension, Kane released a statement in response claiming that the Department of Player Safety “give some players a pass and throw the book at others.” “The fact the NHL Department of Player Safety headed by George Parros continue to pick and choose, who and what they suspend is ridiculous,” Kane wrote. “No one person can tell you what is or isn’t a suspension in today’s game, it’s become a complete guess. There is a major lack of consistency with NHL Department of Player Safety … None of it makes any sense.”MY STATEMENT:— Evander Kane (@evanderkane_9) February 15, 2020With just under seven minutes left in regulation in the Sharks’ 3-2 win over Winnipeg, Kane issued a check on Pionk deep in the Jets’ defensive zone. According to the Player Safety video detailing the event, Kane “raises his arm, extends his elbow and drives it with force into Pionk’s head.”MORE: Oilers’ Zack Kassian receives seven-game suspension after kicking opponent with skate#ICYMI Here was the #SJSharks Evander Kane elbow on #GoJetsGo Neal Pionk.— Here’s Your Replay ⬇️ (@HeresYourReplay) February 15, 2020The Sharks forward was assessed a two-minute minor penalty for elbowing.Kane also tweeted a couple of replays in his frustration, asking why players were not suspended for their actions on the ice.But I thought this was a 1 game playoff suspension??? No?— Evander Kane (@evanderkane_9) February 15, 2020But this doesn’t get anything?? Tell me what this difference is please!— Evander Kane (@evanderkane_9) February 15, 2020Zdeno Chara was fined $5,000 for his cross-check and Lawson Crouse was given no external discipline for his check. San Jose entered the season with playoff aspirations but now sit 10 points out of a wild card spot with just 25 games left in the season. The team suffered another loss on Saturday when it announced that defenseman Erik Karlsson will miss the remainder of the season with a broken thumb.This is Kane’s second suspension of the season — he was forced to sit out the first three games of the season for physical abuse of an official. He was also suspended one game in 2018 for cross-checking.Kane has 21 goals and 37 points this season. He will be eligible to return for San Jose’s Feb. 22 game against the New York Rangers.last_img read more

Friday June 28th “The Midday Report”

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first_imgBILL NEAL :10 I am sure by now you all know THAT I AM A LIFETIME MEMBER OF THE “KNOW-IT-ALL-CLUB”… Paid in full. Founded in who knows when, by our esteemed, fearless and still kickin’ leader Eddie “E.J.” Jeffries. That being said, we have a creedo… (we being me, Eddie, Dwight Law, Zik, Mike Booker and my dad. A small, but powerful group to be sure)…Anyway, the creedo is this, “We know everything about everything and what we don’t know, we make up!” But here’s one thing I do know and this ladies and gentlemen you can take to the bank. STAY-YOUR-ASS-OUT-OF-FLORIDA-CAUSE-THEY-ARE-ALLOWED-TO-KILL-BLACK-PEOPLE-THERE-AND-NOT-HAVE-TO-GO-TO-JAIL!! No really, it’s true and it’s the law.:09 I know, I can’t believe it either. Steelers training camp starts in two weeks. Let’s go get that ring coach Mike…you know how we do.:08 Old School Reminder. Y’all remember how everybody said Larry Bird can’t hoop and that John Travolta couldn’t dance? Well everybody, including Stevie Wonder, knows Larry Bird could ball with the best of them. And here’s a memory lane flashback for ya. Go pull out your “Saturday Night Fever” VHS Tape..yes you do…yes you do…It’s in the box with your “Three Piece White Suit” you used to wear to the Pyramid. Pop it in and be reminded that White boy could dance, I mean really dance and the music was all that. Oh-Shut-Up-Please, you did so!:07 Jay-Z is now a sports agent. That means 90 percent of all other agents are now out of business.:06 If you want to have a really good time and meet your civic obligations at the same time, go by Mellon Park most evenings and watch and support the future stars on the basketball court. The good people from Ozanam showcase the area’s top youth hoopers. And of course it’s all done in the memory of the late great Karl Kohlman, who did more for basketball in western Pennsylvania than all of us put together. And over on the diamond, next to where Reizenstein used to be, you can see some great little league baseball action.last_img read more

New vaccines to curb child mortality

first_imgThe Rotavirus vaccine, Pentavalent vaccine and Pneumococcal Conjugate vaccine will be introduced this month as part of the government’s expanded immunisation programme, which aims to reduce child mortality by two-thirds by 2015. All children should be vaccinated with Pentavelent at 6 weeks, 10 weeks and 14 weeks and at 18 months. Fighting pneumonia These diseases can lead to major complications such as deafness and brain damage, and can even be fatal. The Pneumococcal vaccine should be administered to children at 6 weeks, 14 weeks and 9 months. According to the department, the Rotavirus is a major problem in developing countries, as it is not always possible for infected children to reach a hospital in time, and thus they are likely to succumb to the disease. Developing countries Professor Shabir Madhi from the University of Witwatersrand encouraged the use of the Pneumococcal vaccine, saying it protects against severe life-threatening diseases caused by the bacterium streptococcus pneumoniae, also known as pneumococcus. South Africa is to make three new vaccines freely available at public healthcare facilities across the country as part of efforts to combat child mortality. The Pentavelent vaccine is a combination vaccine with five components. It protects against five conditions, namely diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, haemophilus influenza and polio. “We want to vaccinate more and more children with this new vaccine,” Dr Ntombenhle Nqcobo, a specialist involved with the immunisation programme, said in Pretoria last week. “Every child has a right to vaccination.” Worldwide, it is estimated that 10-million children die each year from preventable and treatable causes.center_img According to the Department of Health, immunisation prevents more than three million deaths a year. The Rotavirus vaccine will help provide protection against the Rotavirus which causes diarrhoea, leading to dehydration, electrolyte imbalances and death. The vaccine can be used in the fight against pneumonia, which affects the chest and the ability to give oxygen to the body, meningitis, which affects the brain and spinal cord, and septicaemia, a condition where bacteria multiply in the bloodstream. The new vaccine replaces an older combination of four antigens, which is called Combact-Hib. The advantage of this vaccine lies in it being more advanced and causing fewer side-effects. HIV/Aids contributing The mortality rate in South Africa for children under five is high considering the level of economic development reached, and the largest contributing factor in these cases is HIV/Aids. 3 August 2009 Combination vaccine Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Woodland workshop May 24

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest What can you do with your woodlands?On May 24, the Ohio Woodland Stewards Program, part of Ohio State University Extension, will offer a workshop focusing on that exact question.“The woodland you own may be something you purchased or something you got with the farm,” said Kathy Smith, coordinator of the program and one of the workshop’s instructors. “But now that it’s yours, what should you do with it? It’s a question we get a lot.”The workshop is from 6 to 9 p.m. in OSU Extension’s Butler County office, 1802 Princeton Road, in Hamilton in southwest Ohio.The event’s agenda will have two parts: “Where to Start: Woodland Management 101” and “Introduction to Wildlife Management.”Introductory class“It’s really an introductory class for woodland owners,” Smith said. “We’ll walk through setting management goals, what needs to be inventoried and then how you match what you have with what you want to accomplish on the property.”She said management tools such as different cutting practices, invasive species control and tree planting will be covered, too.Marne Titchenell, a wildlife specialist with OSU Extension and the workshop’s other instructor, will detail the kinds of wildlife a woodland can support, their habitat needs and how to manage the land for them. Among those kinds of wildlife: birds, mammals, pollinators and amphibians.Registration for the workshop is $15 and is needed by May 18. A mailable registration form can be downloaded at Participants also can register online at more information, call 614-688-3421.last_img read more

Sound management critical to overcome challenges of 2017

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The spring of 2017 has provided Ohio’s growers with many challenges, and as the growing season continues, sound management of crops will be critical to diminish potential problems and maximize yields.Patterns of wet weather and large rainfall events have caused planting delays, emergence problems, and required replant of both corn and soybeans in many areas. Due to large rain events this spring, many fields were flooded. While both corn and soybeans can survive flooding/ponding for a period of time, several factors determine the length of time plants can survive. Young corn plants can usually survive two to four days in flooded conditions. Death of corn plants is more likely prior to the V6 stage of development because the growing point is still below the soil surface. Soybeans can usually survive two to four days completely submersed. If weather is cool (mid 60s or cooler) plants are more likely to survive several days of flooding. If temperatures are warm (mid 70s or warmer) plants may not survive 24 hours under flooded conditions. Ponding of six or more days can result in significant stand losses and death of all plants where ponding has occurred. Although ponding/flooding has the potential to impact stands, crops can survive under the right conditions.Cold rainfall events in 2017 have been a reminder of the importance of conditions during the first 24 to 48 hours after planting. During this period seeds imbibe water required for germination. A cold rain during this critical time can cause cold shock and imbibition injury to seeds. Fields that were planted right before rains this year had reduced stands and needed to be replanted. Heavy rains also resulted in hard crusts on soil surfaces that kept seedlings from emerging and caused corn plants to leaf out underground.Pests are also a concern for both corn and soybeans. Early winter annual weed growth in fields provided an attractive place for the high number of black cutworm moths to lay their eggs. Purdue Extension entomologist Christian Krupke said: “Remember, corn is one of the black cutworm’s least favorite foods. It just so happens it is the only plant remaining by the time larvae have emerged and weeds have been killed.”Cutworm damage can occur in both tilled and no-tilled fields, as well as to insect resistant GMO corn. While the insect resistant traits are still effective, insects need to feed on the plants in order to die, consequently, high numbers of cutworms can still result in reduced stands of GMO corn.Bean leaf beetle could also be a concern this year due to the warm winter. High numbers of bean leaf beetle could especially be an issue in fields that emerge first. Scouting will be important to determine if bean leaf beetles are present and if a rescue treatment is warranted.Weather has created challenges for Ohio’s winter wheat growers as well. Growers have observed the development of diseases such as powdery mildew and Fusarium head blight (scab). Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus has also been present in some fields, a result of feeding by aphids carrying the virus. Due to warmer-than-normal weather in late winter/early spring, wheat development has been two to three weeks ahead of normal and growers should expect an early harvest.In areas where head blight has developed, growers should adjust combines properly clean out lighter grains impacted by scab. Research performed by the Ohio State University showed that adjust fan speeds between 1,375 and 1,475 rpm and shutter opening to 3.5 inches resulted in the lowest discounts at elevators due to low test weight, damaged kernels, and mycotoxin levels in grain. Extreme cold weather in March caused freeze damage to wheat heads, which has resulted in blank heads and could significantly impact yields. Wheat producers should walk fields prior to harvest to determine if head scab and/or freeze damage has impacted their wheat and to assess the extent of the damage.As corn and soybean planting wraps up and wheat harvest begins, growers should continue to scout fields for pest and disease issues. Timely scouting and the employment of sound management practices will allow growers to minimize problems while maximizing yields for the 2017 crop.last_img read more