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Australia “COPY” Structural Engineer: Projects One Wybelenna / Shaun Lockyer Architects One Wybelenna / Shaun Lockyer ArchitectsSave this projectSaveOne Wybelenna / Shaun Lockyer ArchitectsSave this picture!© Scott BurrowsHouses•Brisbane, Australia ArchDaily Boss Landscapes Year: 2012 photographs: Scott BurrowsPhotographs: Scott Burrows 2012 Architects: Shaun Lockyer Architects Area Area of this architecture project Houses Area: 1012 m² Area: 1012 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/403756/one-wybelenna-shaun-lockyer-architects Clipboard Bligh Tanner Year: + 47 Share Landscaping: Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/403756/one-wybelenna-shaun-lockyer-architects Clipboard CopyDesign Team:Shaun Lockyer, Shane Marsh, Lucy Hyndman, Richard Pain, Corinne BoltonCity:BrisbaneCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Scott BurrowsText description provided by the architects. Shaun Lockyer Architects (SL|a) formed in 2009 to focus on modernist architecture that connects people and place. SL|a engages in varying types of projects including residential, institutional, and commercial and interior design. Save this picture!© Scott BurrowsConceptual framework: This project was born out of a remnant of a Robin Gibson cottage that existed on the site. The design, inspired by the work of both Gibson (and Neutra in turn) is a contemporary re-interpretation of the modernist language. The planning is defined by stone blades that bisect the house and delineate living zones and pavilions. The house enjoys a long, linear plan with all rooms designed to soak up winter sun. A 25m pool defines the northern edge of the property and is bookended with dramatic outdoor living areas, both enjoying tall volumes and fire places. A turf roof covers the garaging and allows the house to ground itself into the existing contour of the land. A natural palette of zinc, tallowwood, slate and travertine create a robust aesthetic that aims toward a timeless architecture. Save this picture!© Scott BurrowsPublic and Cultural Benefits: The old Gibson cottage was a well known structure along Moggil Road that resonated with people irrespective of their architectural understanding. The continued dialogue of this language of architecture and the sustained existence of a stone pavilion in the original location maintains the houses place in local’s memory. In addition to this, the boundary fencing has been pulled back off the street to give over a significant landscape zone to the public realm, and in so doing maintains the sense of the house as a pavilion in the landscape.Save this picture!© Scott BurrowsRelationship of Built Form to Context: The new guest pavilion sits on the original footprint of the Gibson cottage and re-uses the original stone (as has been preserved in every location possible). In addition to this, the original structural language and methods have been reinterpreted into a contemporary equivalent while avoiding mimicry of any form.Save this picture!© Scott BurrowsProgram Resolution: Functional performance assessed against the briefThe planning of the house is all about functional living (therefore zoned for family living) while equally prioritising solar orientation (and view). To this end, the linear nature of the house addresses and responds to both of these agendas.Save this picture!© Scott BurrowsIntegration of Allied Disciplines: The structural method, integration of stone masons and landscape design are key aspects of the design and were considered from the outset, as was the environmental design strategy.Save this picture!© Scott BurrowsSustainability: The house has been designed with all ‘first principals” in mind as well as having been thermally engineered, wind patterns mapped, turf roofs included and a number of sustainability initiatives incorporated, including: 140,000L of water, 15kw of solar power, recycled timber, low e glass. 300 additional trees have been planted in the waterway area.Save this picture!© Scott BurrowsResponse to Client needs: The clients were particularly concerned with preservation of habitat and reuse of original site materials whilst maintaining a contemporary, reinterpretation of the original architecture. To this end, the original swimming pool was reused as a water tank and all of the existing stone was reclaimed. The turf roof provides an ongoing habitat for a plover (native bird species) family originally occupying the site, whilst simultaneously reducing glare and allowing the house to merge within the preserved landscape.Save this picture!© Scott BurrowsPromotional Summary:One Wybelenna was a house born out of a remnant of a Robin Gibson cottage that existed on the site and was a bit of a landmark in the area. The design, inspired by the work of both Gibson (and Neutra in turn) is a contemporary re-interpretation of the modernist language and remains a narrative throughout the design down to the “orb” fireplace. The house enjoys a long, linear plan with all rooms designed to soak up winter sun and give direct pool and garden access for the long summers. The house, despite its size, has a strong sustainability agenda and includes turf roofs, 140,000L of water, 15KW of solar power, recycled materials (stone and timber) along with all the “first principal” design ideas that one would expect. A natural palette of zinc, tallowwood, slate and travertine create a robust aesthetic that aims toward a timeless architecture. Save this picture!© Scott BurrowsSUSTAINABILITYOne Wybelenna, while a luxury house, has a strong sustainability agenda. Apart from the obvious ‘first principal’ approach to the design with regards to northern sun, cross flow ventilation and thermal mass, a number of more sophisticated ideas have been incorporated. The house has been thermally engineered and wind patterns mapped, turf roofs as well as 140,000L of water (in the reused shell of the old swimming pool), 15kw of solar power, recycled timber (and some of the stone) and low-e glass. 300 additional trees have also been planted in the waterway area.Save this picture!© Scott BurrowsThe old Gibson cottage was a well known structure along Moggil Road that resonated with passers-by. The “sustained existence” of a stone pavilion in Gibson’s original location maintains the houses place in the local’s memory. Boundary fencing has also been pulled back off the street to give over a significant landscape zone to the public realm.Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessRebollar Complex / SANTOSCREATIVOS + E85Selected ProjectsFarmers Fishers Bakers / rizFormSelected Projects Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeShaun Lockyer ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBrisbaneHousesAustraliaPublished on July 23, 2013Cite: “One Wybelenna / Shaun Lockyer Architects” 23 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Photographs “COPY” ArchDaily Manufacturers: Sika, Weber, Acerco, Masisa, Sanitarios Ferrum CH House / MarcuzziArch Houses Year: Area: 178 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects CopyHouses•Córdoba, Argentina Architects: MarcuzziArch Area Area of this architecture project María Gabriela Marcuzzi ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/915632/ch-house-marcuzziarch Clipboard Construction:MarcuzziArchCity:CórdobaCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteRecommended ProductsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. CH House is located in the north-west area of Córdoba. The project starts with a single-family housing program on an irregular corner plot with a single adjoining dividing wall and exposed on the main street.The objective was to generate an intimate environment, of privacy for its users, that allows at the same time to open to the neighborhood through an exposed, noble and attractive building, given by the game of a material characteristic of our culture: the brick. The qualities of lightness and resistance of this ceramic material allowed to generate this double provision between the private and the public.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteThis skin generated by a particular work, imposing and warm, blends with its surroundings generating blind spaces to protect itself from climatic and permeable agents through screening, emphasizing the visual connections of the terrace with its surroundings: the San Martín Urban Nature Reserve at west and the views to the city to the northeast, conserving the privacy to the users.The philosophy of the project was to generate a constant dialogue with the environment at its different scales: with the neighborhood and with the city.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteThe proposed structure of the house resembles that of a box / cave, with clay brick being the protagonist. The general structure is composed and enclosed by two layers of brick wall.The common ceramic brick has long been a familiar local material and widely used in Cordoba, by a simple method of manual construction.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteThis rectangular volume is posed in a north-south orientation, where the internal spaces open to the north, providing the necessary natural lighting and also ensuring that the house will remain thermally comfortable during seasonal changes. The project is designed for future extensions on the upper floor.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteA volume break is generated towards the south, on the main street, with the concrete seen in this displacement, placing in the interior spaces of service and circulations with the purpose of “isolating chamber” of sounds and privacy. The result towards the exterior is a pure, blind and textured mural. The use of concrete and brick generate a formal balance of simple lines and give a character of timelessness to the work.Openings with thermal insulation capacity were used: glass panels with aluminum profiles and double glazing.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteSave this picture!Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteBy designing the spatial diagram, the concept of materiality is based on a continuous geometry in all its exterior.After the exploration in the parametric design, we define the coherence and repetition of a constant obstacle that generates a skin covering all the exterior of the house.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteStarting from the rigging to ¨soga¨, in the second course a rotation of each brick takes place at 45 degrees. Alternating the courses, the skin was generated.One of the main design goals was to create a visual vibration of the shape that leads to a sensory vibration of the atmosphere. In this concept, the external experiential situation in relation to the project is significant to understand the form.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteFinally the objective was to develop a simple irregular locking technique to be executed by any constructor.The games of lights and shadows that occur on the terrace is through the screening inspired by the traditional architecture of Argentina that translates into a modern design language. Also allowing constant cross ventilation.The objectification of the thought process and its construction determined the different sensations and qualities of the spaces.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteProject gallerySee allShow lessZegel Housing / HUBSelected ProjectsWe Are Looking Back! / Yung Ho Chang’s Response to Curatorial Statement at Shenzhen …Articles Share Photographs: Gonzalo Viramonte Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2018 CH House / MarcuzziArchSave this projectSaveCH House / MarcuzziArch “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/915632/ch-house-marcuzziarch Clipboard Save this picture!© Gonzalo Viramonte+ 27Curated by Clara Ott Share CopyAbout this officeMarcuzziArchOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCordobaArgentinaPublished on April 23, 2019Cite: “CH House / MarcuzziArch” [Casa CH / MarcuzziArch] 23 Apr 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Howard Lake | 3 November 2008 | News “Only one quarter of a cent of every dollar donated in Canada goes to counter global warming”. That’s the headline on a new website from Natasha van Bentum, Director of Outreach with PowerUP Canada, Canadians for Climate Leadership.“Even a small increase in its share of the “philanthropy pie” would translate into millions to put towards combating climate change”, argues globalwarmingopportunitiesguide.org.The site is directed at existing supporters of charities, urging them to consider supporting work to combat climate change as well as their existing commitments. “As philanthropists, we can do more than have buildings named after us”, says van Bentum.She presents a graph showing the breakdown of donations to Canadian nonprofits by type of organisation including religion, health, international, and arts and culture. She points out that global warming does and will affect all these activities so requires a higher priority.She says that she’s not asking donors to stop supporting charities and redirect all their support to environmental charities. Instead she suggests “by applying a ‘Global Warming Filter’ to your philanthropy, you can make a big difference.”By this she means: “Focus on projects that take into consideration global warming, ask organisations you support are revising their mandates to include climate change impacts”.Van Bentum, formerly Director of Gift Planning for Greenpeace Canada and Development Director at the Victoria Symphony, has set up several philanthropy resources over the past decade or so, including SeniorsinCyberspace and VenturePhilanthropyGuide.She has started a blog to accompany the new website.http://globalwarmingopportunitiesguide.org Canadian site calls for more donations to climate change issues Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Law / policy 20 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more
Organisation Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law TurkeyEurope – Central Asia to go further RSF_en Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts Follow the news on Turkey News Hasan Özgün, a reporter with the pro-Kurdish daily Özgür Gündem, was freed on 21 April after more than nine years in prison but now faces a further 12-year jail term for insulting state institutions. “We are waiting for Turkey to prove the sincerity of its promises to conform to the European Union’s democratic standards if it is admitted as a member,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard. “This outdated and frequent misuse of the law to gag the media must stop.” When Özgün he emerged from prison in the southwestern town of Aydin, he told Erol Onderoglu, the Reporters Without Borders representative in Turkey, that his release left “a bitter taste” and that he had been badly treated during his detention.Özgün, who was the paper’s correspondent in the southeastern town of Diyarbakir, will now be prosecuted for insulting state institutions (article 159 of the criminal code) in a petition in 1998 for a new trial. In the petition, he accused security forces of brutality under the state of emergency in southeastern Anatolia and of murdering journalists on pro-Kurdish newspapers. The case will be heard on 9 October and the prosecution has called for 12 years imprisonment.Özgün was arrested in December 1993 and sentenced on 17 January 1996 to 12 years and six months in jail for “belonging to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party” (PKK). Colleagues being interrogated in 1993 were forced under torture to name him. Four other journalists – Mustafa Benli, Kemal Evcimen, Memik Horuz and Nureddin Sirin – have been in prison for several years because of expressing their opinions as part of their job. News News April 22, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist freed after nine years faces new prison term Help by sharing this information Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit April 2, 2021 Find out more April 28, 2021 Find out more News April 2, 2021 Find out more read more
January 12, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist’s brother makes radio plea to kidnappers to free Ali Astamirov, AFP correspondent hostage in Ingushetia RSF_en BelarusEurope – Central Asia Organisation Reporters Without Borders calls on radio stations to broadcast an appeal, recorded by the victim’s brother, to the kidnappers of a journalist who was taken hostage in Ingushetia six months ago. The international press freedom organisation calls on radio stations to demonstrate their solidarity with Agence France-Presse (AFP) correspondent Ali Astamirov by broadcasting the appeal for his release from his brother Ruslan Magemadov.Astarmirov, who had been covering the war in Chechnya for a year, was kidnapped by armed men on 4 July 2003, in Nazran, Ingushetia. In the 58-second taped appeal to the kidnappers Magemadov says, “My brother is 34 years old. He has two children. He worked as a journalist in the Republic of Chechnya. (…) So far we have received no ransom demands. Nor the Russian nor Ingush security services have been able to provide us with any information. We have just one request: Please free my brother.”Reporters Without Borders published an appeal on 30 October 2003 by several journalists, who have themselves been held hostage, calling for the release of Astamirov.Dowload the appeal in :- French| | |- English | | |- Russian| | |The tape is also available on CD Rom by writing to [email protected] or phoning (00 33) 1 44 83 84 65. News Help by sharing this information BelarusEurope – Central Asia June 2, 2021 Find out more “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says News May 27, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts to go further Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” News May 28, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Belarus Reporters Without Borders calls on russian and international radio stations to broadcast an appeal, recorded by the victim’s brother, to the kidnappers of a journalist who was taken hostage in Ingushetia six months ago. The international press freedom organisation calls on radio stations to demonstrate their solidarity with Agence France-Presse (AFP) correspondent Ali Astamirov by broadcasting the appeal for his release from his brother Ruslan Magemadov. The tape is available in French, English and Russian on the site www.rsf.org . read more
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Top Stories”We Are Appalled”: Supreme Court Grants Bail To An Under Trial In Jail For More Than 12 Years LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK19 Jan 2021 9:41 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court, on Monday, granted bail to an under trial who is in jail for more than 12 years in connection with a crime registered in 2009.”We are appalled to notice that the appellant is in jail in connection with the crime registered by FIR No. 226 of 2009 for more than 12 years and the trial is still not concluded.”, the bench comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar, BR Gavai and…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court, on Monday, granted bail to an under trial who is in jail for more than 12 years in connection with a crime registered in 2009.”We are appalled to notice that the appellant is in jail in connection with the crime registered by FIR No. 226 of 2009 for more than 12 years and the trial is still not concluded.”, the bench comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar, BR Gavai and Krishna Murari said while granting bail to Rakesh Mishra, an accused in a murder case.The bench, therefore, ‘in the interest of justice’, directed that he be released on bail to the satisfaction of the Trial Court on such terms and conditions as may be imposed by it. The court further directed the Trial Court to ensure that the trial is concluded not later than six months from receipt of copy of the order.The court was considering an appeal against the order passed by Calcutta High Court in the bail petition filed by him on the ground that his father recently expired. The High court, while disposing his bail plea, only permitted him to visit the place in Watganj under police escort for a period of no more than four hours and refused to grant bail. Click here to Read/Download OrderRead OrderNext Story read more
News UpdatesDying Declaration Cannot Be Discarded Merely Because Relatives Of Deceased Were Present In Hospital While Recording It: Supreme Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK4 March 2021 5:17 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court observed that a dying declaration cannot be disbelieved merely because parents and relatives of the deceased were present in the hospital while recording it.”It is quite natural that when such an incident happens, the parents and other relatives try to reach the hospital immediately. Merely because they were in the hospital, the same is no ground to disbelieve the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court observed that a dying declaration cannot be disbelieved merely because parents and relatives of the deceased were present in the hospital while recording it.”It is quite natural that when such an incident happens, the parents and other relatives try to reach the hospital immediately. Merely because they were in the hospital, the same is no ground to disbelieve the dying declaration, recorded by the Magistrate”, the bench said while dismissing the appeal filed by a murder accused.In the declaration, recorded by the Judicial Magistrate, the deceased stated that the accused has poured kerosene oil and set her ablaze. Challenging the concurrent conviction, the accused before the apex court contended that the dying declaration was tutored one and the same was made at the instance of family members of the deceased, who were there with the deceased in hospital at the relevant time. According to his version, the deceased made attempt to commit suicide, and he tried his best to extinguish the fire.Examining the case records, the bench noted that the Magistrate, in her deposition, has clearly stated that the relatives of deceased, Pooja Rani, were not there at the time of recording dying declaration of the deceased.”Further, merely because the parents and other relatives of the deceased were present in the Hospital, when the statement of the deceased was recorded, it cannot be said that the said statement was a tutored one. It is quite natural that when such an incident happens, the parents and other relatives try to reach the hospital immediately. Merely because they were in the hospital, the same is no ground to disbelieve the dying declaration, recorded by the Magistrate, who was examined as PW-16.”, the court said while dismissing this contention. To dismiss the appeal, the court noted that, if the dying declaration is considered along with the depositions of other witnesses, it clearly establishes the guilt of the accused beyond reasonable doubt.Case: Satpal vs State of Haryana [CRA 261 OF 2021]Coram: Justices Ashok Bhushan and R. Subhash ReddyCounsel: Adv Nanita Sharma, Dy. A.G. Deepak ThukralCitation: LL 2021 SCClick here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story read more