House Between Blocks / Natura Futura Arquitectura

first_imgPhotographs:  JAG Studio Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project House Between Blocks / Natura Futura ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveHouse Between Blocks / Natura Futura Arquitectura House Between Blocks / Natura Futura Arquitectura 2017 Projects Year:  CopyMixed Use Architecture, Houses•Babahoyo, Ecuador Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Architects: Natura Futura Arquitectura Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© JAG Studio+ 22Curated by Danae Santibañez Share Manufacturers: Alumt, Maderas Pedro, MarriottColaborators:Aparecida Argüello, Oscar Mora, Fausto QuirozCity:BabahoyoCountry:EcuadorMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© JAG StudioRecommended ProductsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20WindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcText description provided by the architects. The client is an audio-visual communicator, cultural manager of cultural events, free spirit and owner of a land of 7x10m² where the intervention should be done. The project should capture not only the user’s creative spirit.Save this picture!© JAG StudioSave this picture!Floor PlanThe House Between Blocks, is located in Babahoyo, Ecuador, a city where small spaces are synonymous with narrowness, lack of ventilation and poor lighting. The excuse is always the lack of budget. The bet is to get a break, an opportunity to generate with a few resources a solution that satisfies the real needs.Save this picture!© JAG StudioIts constructive materiality experience basic types of surroundings, using the composition as an exploration tool. It is built with masonry of overlapping concrete blocks; Doors and windows of traditional archetypes in wood, glass and metal; Transparent eaves in response to the need for lighting; Large windows to promote cross ventilation that allows dealing with the tropical climate. The proposal includes the design of furniture within the minimum canons to save space and generate a useful environment.Save this picture!© JAG StudioSave this picture!AxonometricSave this picture!© JAG StudioDefine the response of a minimum residence, through different strategies such as the application of principles of sustainable design, use of local low energy materials incorporated and the participation of the local workforce. Continue in the process by searching for ways that challenge possibilities for having a city solution closer to reality that optimizes your resources.Save this picture!© JAG StudioOriginally published on August 14, 2017.Project gallerySee allShow lessA Rural School in Haiti and an Indian Community Center for Women: 12 Unbuilt Project…ArticlesBenoy Wins Competition to Design Alibaba’s Central China Headquarters in WuhanArchitecture News Share Mixed Use Architecture “COPY” Ecuador ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeNatura Futura ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousesBabahoyoIcebergEcuadorPublished on November 18, 2020Cite: “House Between Blocks / Natura Futura Arquitectura” [Casa entre Bloques / Natura Futura Arquitectura] 18 Nov 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?楼中屋 / Natura Futura Arquitectura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

Concrete House / Markella Menikou Chartered Architect

first_img Quantity surveyor: Projects Photographs:  Charis Solomou Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyHouses•Limassol, Cyprus “COPY” Structural engineering: Concrete House / Markella Menikou Chartered Architect Concrete House / Markella Menikou Chartered ArchitectSave this projectSaveConcrete House / Markella Menikou Chartered Architect ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard G. M. Kapiris Chartered Surveyors 2018 ArchDaily Architects: Markella Menikou Chartered Architect Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: Rabel Aluminium Systems, C.A Askotis, Condeana, DALIKO, Dark Architectural Lighting, Epiphaniou Bath & Floors, Osmaco, Sogepa Elevators LTD Houses Gravitech Engineering LLC ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  Save this picture!© Charis Solomou+ 39Curated by María Francisca González Share Area:  657 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Electrical Engineering:Double N Consulting EngineersMechanical Engineering:DDA Mechanical Consulting Engineers LLCConstruction Company:Nicodemou & Gavrias Construction Company LtdCity:LimassolCountry:CyprusMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Charis SolomouRecommended ProductsWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Text description provided by the architects. The Concrete House @ Paniotis is a bespoke single family house located in the fairly dense suburban area of Paniotis in Limassol and stands in stark contrast to its adjoining properties. The linear plot afforded a longitudinal placement of the project; perpendicular to the narrower street façade. Although the plot is surrounded from pre-existing properties in close proximity, the project achieves organic fluidity between inside-outside, spatial permeability and the perception of openness. The arrangement of the house in the plot manipulates visual relationships with the adjoining properties and strategically hides and reveals parts.Save this picture!© Charis SolomouA bold metal screen (steel frame and expanded mesh panels) on the west street façade acts as a privacy barrier and creates a sense of anticipation just before one enters and experiences the spatial porosity and seamless extension to the outside. It also provides shading from the intense west summer sun. The austerity of the west façade is challenged by a seasonal growth of climbing plants. Spatial strategies, materiality, landscaping and vegetation celebrate seasonality and temporality. Interior spaces spill out to a series of interstitial spaces created between the main concrete envelope of the building and a secondary skin of folding timber slat panels and sliding expanded mesh screens.Save this picture!SectionThese spaces act as interfaces to create an intermediate microclimate via shading, controlling heat gains, pockets of vegetation for evaporative cooling and manipulating breezes. All of these spaces belong both to the inside and outside, and some are inhabited (as outdoor rooms). The exterior landscape provides a continuous flow around the building revealing the basement as a lower ground level with access to outdoor spaces. Diverse outdoor spaces enable different inhabitation patterns and climatic comfort: an expansive eastern garden (shaded by the volume of the house in the afternoon, when it is mostly utilized), an outdoor room which functions as a central living space (catching westerly breezes), the swimming pool area, a stepping garden leading to a sunken basement garden, a planted ramp leading to the basement garage and a north facing herb garden.Save this picture!© Charis SolomouThe tectonic approach comprises of a primary structure of reinforced concrete (frame and slab) infilled by exterior concrete walls, resulting in a continuous concrete shell. The project focused on experimenting with exposed timber board marked concrete; aiming towards precision in formwork, concrete mix, curing processes and achieving a variety of imprinted textures. The mass and durability of concrete establishes a dialogue with raw timber and metals. A series of kinetic elements in the project further manifest the appreciation that preferences and needs change and allow the users to appropriate their spaces and modulate the environment.Save this picture!© Charis SolomouAll living spaces are south facing with deep horizontal cantilevers that cast shadows in the summer. Openings towards other orientations encourage cross ventilation. An interior exposed concrete wall demarcates a buffer zone towards the north where all the auxiliary spaces are arranged. The passive cooling/ heating strategies employed in combination with a very well thermally insulated envelope and active systems, contribute to the excellent energy efficiency of the project.Save this picture!© Charis SolomouProject gallerySee allShow lessSquare of Traditional Crafts in Varaždin / KONNTRASelected ProjectsFrans Masereel Centre / LIST + Hideyuki NakayamaSelected Projects Share Cyprus “COPY” CopyAbout this officeMarkella Menikou Chartered ArchitectOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMies van der Rohe AwardLimassolOn FacebookCyprusPublished on February 10, 2021Cite: “Concrete House / Markella Menikou Chartered Architect” 10 Feb 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Collins slams Fine Gael campaign

first_imgLimerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WhatsApp Niall Collins TDFIANNA Fáil Limerick TD Niall Collins has dismissed a Fine Gael social media campaign as a “grotesque distortion of the facts” that is “insulting to people’s intelligence”.Deputy Collins says the campaign “tries to convince the Irish people that this Government is standing up for rural Ireland”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We have long known that this Fine Gael/Labour coalition is a Government of spin and broken promises, but the attempt to spin their record as representing an effort to stand up for rural Ireland is one PR gimmick too many and represents a grotesque distortion of the facts.“The truth is that this Government has done nothing but attack rural communities since it came into power over three years ago. When he took office, Taoiseach Enda Kenny decided to abolish the Ministry of Rural Development, a Cabinet position which had been created by a previous Fianna Fáill-ed Government in 2002.“This Minister had a seat at the Cabinet table and was able to ensure that rural communities were seen as equals, and not second class citizens,” he said.Deputy Collins has accused the Fianna Fáil and Labour coalition of cutting resources to smaller communities, saying it has dismantled LEADER companies, made “negative” changes to the Farm Assist Scheme, increased rural class sizes and closed rural garda stations.He concluded: “The misrepresentation of this appalling record as an effort to stand up for rural Ireland is deeply insulting to the intelligence of our people and will convince no one.” TAGSFianna Fáil Justice spokesperson Niall CollinsFine Gaellimerick Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsCollins slams Fine Gael campaignBy John Keogh – July 27, 2015 821 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival center_img Facebook Previous articleCulture overspend still an issueNext articleGAA – Action from Limerick’s loss to Galway in the All Ireland Minor Hurling championship John Keogh Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitterlast_img read more

West Side Activist Ben Forest Running for Red Bank Mayor

first_imgBy Jay Cook |RED BANK – Ben Forest has been a familiar face at Red Bank borough council meetings over the past two decades, usually found sitting in the first few rows. But after an announcement last week, Forest has his eyes set on another seat altogether.Forest, a West Side resident and activist, announced via his personal Facebook page last week that he is running in the Democratic municipal primary later this month for his party’s nomination in the Red Bank mayoral race.“I take no pleasure in announcing my candidacy against Mayor Pat Menna today,” Forest said in his video. “I’ve known him for probably 30 years as a town attorney, councilman and as a mayor. I think too many issues have gone unaddressed and unresolved in our town, and I think it’s time for a change.”Forest, a married father of two, has been a Red Bank resident since 1996 and lives on Locust Avenue on the West Side. He has been on the Red Bank Board of Education since 2005 and was elected as board president unanimously three times. He’s also been a board member with Clean Water Action since 1994.Forest said over the past few years he’s aired opposing views on two developments. The first was 55 West Front St., approved for development last year as the Element, a four-story, 35-unit residential complex on a vacant lot across from Riverside Gardens Park and now under construction. He was concerned with how the redevelopment process has played out.The other issue, Forest noted, was how the borough council has handled the White Street parking lot development and the ongoing conversation of whether or not a multistory parking garage should be built on the municipal-owned property.“It’s clear that the leadership in town needs to be reevaluated. There are just too many things not getting done.”Other platforms Forest supports are a thriving downtown, a data-driven solution to Red Bank’s parking issue, a safe and walkable community, updating Red Bank’s master plan and embracing Red Bank’s strong cultural roots.“I love the culture. I love that I can walk to a theater,” Forest said. “We want this to continue and we want to help.”After some jostling over the past few months, it seems the Democratic primary race for mayor has slimmed down to two candidates – Forest, and incumbent mayor Pasquale Menna, now nearing the end of his third term as mayor.“Ben has every right, and so does anyone else, to submit their nomination,” Menna said. “I look forward to it.”Menna told The Two River Times earlier this week he anticipates he will again seek reelection as mayor.“The council in Red Bank, with my leadership, are trying to grapple with a number of important issues that are still unfinished,” he said. “We’re trying to get some more accomplishments done.”In December, former Red Bank councilman Michael Dupont said he was considering a run for mayor, but has since changed his mind because of some business opportunities he wants to pursue, he said. Dupont, a Democrat, said Wednesday he is fully endorsing Menna for re-election.Dupont was ousted from Red Bank’s governing body in 2015 after losing to current Republican councilman Michael Whelan by only three votes.Forest said Red Bank Democrats will hold a municipal convention on Feb. 25 to pick between himself and Menna, so far the only two candidates in the ring. A candidate has until Feb. 16 to file a letter of intent, Forest said.The mayor’s seat in Red Bank comes with a four-year term and is selected through its own ballot question in November. Menna hasn’t faced a challenger for mayor since current Republican Monmouth County Freeholder John P. Curley ran against him in 2006. Menna won that race by a 106-vote margin. Former Red Bank Mayor Ed McKenna Jr. did not seek re-election in 2005 after 16 years as mayor.This article was first published in the Feb. 8-15, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

New Device Developed In Monmouth County May Help Detect Heart Attacks

first_imgBy Judy O’Gorman Alvarez |Cardiac patients living with Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) might feel they have a guardian angel looking out for them, thanks to a new medical device invented right here in the Two River area.After a long journey of starts and stops, research and trials, in April the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the AngelMed Guardian®System, the world’s first implantable cardiac monitor and patient alerting system for ACS.The AngelMed Guardian®System, nicknamed “the Guardian,” is designed to identify changes in the heart’s electrical signals indicative of a potential ACS, including heart attacks or episodes of unstable angina.“I’m a little numb,” said David R. Fischell, Ph.D., of Fair Haven, co-founder and CEO of Angel Medical Systems, and one of the inventors the device. “It’s been 17 years.”The Guardian got its start in 2002 in Fischell’s home office, where he and a handful of former AT&T Bell Lab engineers toiled for years to develop the device.Fischell, who’s company bio describes him as a “serial entrepreneur,” has founded nine biomedical device companies in the last 15 years, including Angel Medical Systems. For 11 years he worked at AT&T Bell Labs in Monmouth County locations. Much of the R&D for the Guardian was performed by former Bell Lab employees.Fischell’s father, Rober t, ScD., a physicist, inventor and holder of more than 200 medical patents, serves as chairman of the board of Angel Medical Systems. He is credited with developing modern medical stents, lifetime pacemaker batteries and implantable insulin pumps.The senior Fischell first got the idea for the Guardian when he observed that portable external devices that measure a heart’s activity continuously for 24 to 48 hours, similar to Holter monitors, use electrodes that attach to the skin. “But you can’t wear that 24 hours a day,” Fischell said. “With a heart attack you need to know when it happens. That’s what got us going.” Fischell and his father, as well as his brother Tim, M.D., an inter ventional cardiologist, set about working on an internal device.A heart attack occurs when there is a sudden complete blockage of an artery that supplies blood to an area of the heart.According to Fischell, “14 million Americans have ACS.”When the Guardian’s implanted monitor detects a potential heart attack, it vibrates, alerting the patient. In addition, a pager-size device beeps and flashes, letting the user know to seek help or call 911.At the hospital, a physician can retrieve the information collected by the Guardian on a computer.Despite the current excitement, it was a long road from conception to approval.After clinical trials at 100 medical centers throughout the country, including four in New Jersey, Angel Medical Systems had to complete an extensive review process for the FDA approval.The company had to make tough decisions, including reducing its over-head by shuttering its space and allowing its 10 employees to work out of their homes, in order to save money.Funding through New Jersey’s Technology Business Tax Certificate Transfer Program, also known as the Net Operating Loss (NOL) Program, helped immensely.Now Fischell and AngelMed are poised and ready to bring the life-saving device to market, planned for sometime in 2019.“We believe it can reduce the number of patients coming in to emergency rooms every year thinking they’re having a heart attack,” said Fischell, “but are not.”“We hope the Guardian as it’s released throughout the country will have the potential to save hearts and lives.”This article first appeared in the July 5 – 12, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more