first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard photographs:  Ieva SaudargaitePhotographs:  Ieva SaudargaitéContractor:Design / builtC&S Engineer:Ghassan MattaM&E Engineer:Bachir Saadeh, Roger NjeimDesign Team:Boulos Douaihy, Sandra Frem, Romeo ChahineCivil Engineer:Ghassan MattaStructural Engineer:Ghassan MattaCity:ZghartaCountry:LebanonMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ieva SaudargaiteRecommended ProductsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. Zgharta house sits in a Mediterranean olive grove landscape. The site slopes gently to the main road andSave this picture!© Ieva Saudargaiteenjoys an unobstructed view of the agrarian plain and mountains. The house negotiates conditions of inclined topography, views and privacy by massing in two L-shaped horizontal levels that follow the natural terrain: The lower level comprises bedrooms, bathrooms, and technical spaces. The upper level is dedicated to the main living space, dining, kitchen and library.Save this picture!© Ieva SaudargaiteThe extrusion of the two horizontal levels creates a third space, an outdoor courtyard which allows the landscape to slide throughout the house. A u-shaped stone wall wraps diagonally around the two floors, creating an intense outer edge, and a serie of enclosed patios. In the lower level, the patios are a serie of inner gardens that inundate the bathrooms and bedrooms with natural light. In the upper level, the patio is an open air entrance porch. In contrast, interiors are fully glazed, opening up to the privacy of the patios, courtyard and to the distant mountain views. The roof hovers over the house with large cantilevers, bringing shade and privacy to the glazed living spaces below, and blurring inside and outside spaces.Save this picture!Basament Floor PlanFrom the street, the house is perceived as a serie of horizontal silhouettes that fade out in the ground, inscribing the house in its larger geography while giving it privacy from the proximity of the road.Save this picture!© Ieva SaudargaiteThe material palette comprises sandstone cladding for the site boundary and u-shaped wall, white concrete for the roof and structure, and low energy glazing for the inner facades. The southern orientation of the house and its massing allows for natural lighting, cross ventilation and passive cooling for all spaces; canceling the need for air-conditioning during the long Mediterranean summer, while benefiting from the optimum sun exposure during winter.Save this picture!© Ieva SaudargaiteProject gallerySee allShow lessOJALÁ / Andrés JaqueSelected ProjectsLattice House / Sameep Padora & AssociatesSelected Projects Share Projects Save this picture!© Ieva Saudargaite+ 28 Share Zgharta House / platau ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeplatauOfficeFollowProductsGlassStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesZghartaHousesLebanonPublished on April 21, 2015Cite: “Zgharta House / platau” 20 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – FocusGlass3MInterior Finishes at U.S. Bank StadiumPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlFiber Cement Cladding Panels in B66 Business CenterMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsSculptformClick-on Battens in WestConnex M8 JunctionPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesBruagBack-Ventilated Facades – CELLONTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosGlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Porcelain StonewareApavisaSlabs – Wild ForestBulbs / SpotsAmbiance LumiereLighting – ZetaMore products »Read commentsSave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 stream Lebanon ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardcenter_img Area:  400 m² Area:  400 m² Photographs Zgharta House / platauSave this projectSaveZgharta House / platau “COPY” Architects: platau Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Zgharta, Lebanon “COPY” Houseslast_img read more

first_img UM honors Judge Hoeveler May 15, 2002 Regular News The University of Miami School of Law’s Center for Ethics and Public Service recently honored U.S. District Judge William M. Hoeveler with its First Annual William M. Hoeveler Award.The award was created to honor those who exemplify ethics and leadership in the legal profession. Judge Hoeveler received the inaugural award named in his honor at a special reception at the Federal Courthouse in downtown Miami.“The Hoeveler Award is being established by the center to honor devotion to ethics and leadership not only in bar and bench, but also in the civic community,” said UM Law Professor Anthony Alfieri, director of the law school’s Center for Ethics and Public Service. Recently honored with the Miami-Dade County Commission for Ethics and Public Trust’s ARETE award, the center also recognizes the contributions of those in the legal profession with its Lawyers in Leadership Award.An adjunct professor at UM’s Law School since 1995, Judge Hoeveler serves on the Advisory Board of the school’s Center for Ethics and Public Service. He was appointed to the federal bench in 1977, and chaired the Standing Committee on Professionalism for The Florida Bar from 1992-94.He was named best district judge in the 11th Circuit by The American Lawyer in 1983, and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Greater Miami Jewish Federation in 1991.center_img UM honors Judge Hoevelerlast_img read more

first_imgDES MOINES — A Mason City native is returning to her home state to star in the touring Broadway musical “Anastasia” this week, the production’s first-ever stop in Iowa.Alison Ewing, graduated from Mason City High School in 1992, says the family show being staged at the Des Moines Civic Center features gorgeous sets and costuming, as well as wonderful songs, which will be familiar to anyone who saw the popular animated version of the story released in 1997.“Our composers of the music are the same as that film, so if you were a fan of that film, you will see a lot of songs that you heard in that film and actually, it’s even more amazing because they’ve written several more songs,” Ewing says. “You’re going to get five songs from the film plus a whole lot more.”Set in Paris in the 1920s, the story follows an orphaned teenager with amnesia who may be a member of the Russian royal family. Ewing plays Countess Lily who doesn’t appear on stage until the second act, so she’s had to learn to pump up her energy level so she can go from zero to 100-percent in moments.“When she gets on stage, she sings this huge song, called ‘The Land of Yesterday,’ and she’s dancing, she’s doing Russian lunges and dances with all of the men,” Ewing says, laughing. “That part was…it took a little practice, let’s say.” She’s particularly fond of her show-stopping scenes with the character, Vlad Popov, a former romantic interest of the countess. “They do a tango dance and have this whole rekindling of their love song together,” Ewing says. “It’s just all physical comedy and I love it so much. It makes the audience scream with laughter, usually, if we do our job right, and it’s just so much fun.”Ewing says she learned early on to diversify and hone a variety of talents, which is why she took dance lessons, acting lessons, voice lessons and music lessons. Now living in San Francisco with her husband, Ewing says she’s able to pursue an array of opportunities in TV, film and onstage. She’s been with “Anastasia” since the tour started a year-and-a-half ago with another six months on the road to go.Returning to Iowa to perform is a big thrill, she says, and she looks forward to seeing a literal busload of family, friends and fans. “My dad lives in Des Moines so I’m sure I’m going to be spending a lot of time with him,” Ewing says. “Also, my mother is bringing the Mason City First Presbyterian Church, a group of people in a bus, so that will probably occupy a lot of my time as well.”“Anastasia” has an eight-show run at the Des Moines Civic Center, starting tomorrow night and running through Sunday.last_img read more

first_imgBY PATSY McGONAGLE: Finn Valley AC has over many years, 40 to be exact, created a great community / family event that is the Finn Valley 5k, raising tens of thousands of euro for various charities.And the club will do so again on Sunday 26th at 2pm from their Centre in Stranorlar with people turning out for the charity of their choice or simply just getting out and about meeting up with friends home for Christmas and entering into the spirit of the ocassion.News coming in as we get within days of the festive event is that the 2011 honorary starter is none other than local Glenfin man Mickey ‘the post ‘ Gallagher. Finn Valley are pleased he has agreed to attend, fire the gun and get the hundreds of young and old underway.Previous honorary starters have included former Lord Mayor Cora Harvey, Pat the cope Gallagher M E P ,Sinead Jennings world rowing champion a participant this time round ,Olympic cyclist Philip Deignan,comedian Conal Gallen etc.Course records stand to world champions Mo Farah pictued here raising a glass on his last visit having returned 13-25 and Kenyas world lead and olympic champion Vivian Cheruiyot her time for the course 16-14.Mary Cullen a European medallist and olympic hopeful has expressed an interest in being present and also Olympic rower Sam Lynch will be taking the challenge and Jason Quigley Irish international boxer currently in Los Angeles where he boxes with the L A Matadors in the world Series will be home and on the start line as indeed will representatives of all the local sporting clubs . Registration begins 11 am you can enter right up to 1-30, welcome to run /walk /jog indeed just go for a dander in the fresh air . Organisers would find it useful if you pre registered at [email protected] and all are welcome fingers crossed for a good day. Its an event for All 8 to 80 .  GET REGISTERED FOR THE FINN VALLEY 5K was last modified: December 16th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:5k raceFinn Valley ACFINN VALLEY AC STEPHEN’S DAY 5Kstephen’s daylast_img read more

first_imgStuttering QPR suffered their sixth defeat in eight away games, this time losing at Blackburn.See also:QPR’s woes continue with defeat at RoversRedknapp praises QPR’s Young after returnBlackburn v QPR player ratingsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

first_img* * *Subscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table book* * *WASHINGTON D.C. – Unlike past seasons, DeMarcus Cousins has not charted out any individual benchmarks. After spending nearly the past year rehabbing his left Achilles tendon, Cousins simply wanted to prove he could return to the court and play effectively.“My main goal is to get my minutes up per game,” Cousins said, “and find my rhythm in the game.” T …last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In the last few weeks temperatures dropped significantly below freezing for many areas within the Seed Consultants’ sales footprint. Temps reached as low as the low 20s Fahrenheit in Kentucky and even down into the teens for more northern growing areas, causing concerns about damage to winter wheat. Extreme cold temp are especially a concern for wheat that has reached the jointing stage of growth (Feekes stage 6). In a recent article published by the University of Kentucky, Carrie Knott wrote: “For winter wheat that has reached the jointing (Feekes 6) growth stage, damage can occur to the developing wheat head, which is above the soil surface at jointing, when temperatures are 24 degrees F or below for at least two hours. For wheat that has not reached jointing, temperatures of 12 degrees F or below for two or more hours can cause damage. For wheat that is at the jointing growth stage in areas that temperatures dipped to or below 24 degrees F for at least two hours damage is likely.” Below are the University of Kentucky recommendations for assessing winter wheat damage according to Knott’s article:1. Wait until high temperatures are at least 40 degrees F for five to seven days. 2. Scout fields and look for yellow, chlorotic growing points and limp leaves. There will likely be yellow leaf tips, but as long as the growing point is not affected, there will likely be minimal to no damage. 3. Heaving is another concern this year for wheat stands and yield potential. The extreme temperature changes we are having this winter could push wheat plants out of the soil. This can result in reduced stands and ultimately affect yield if heaving occurs on a large percentage of the field.If you suspect or know your wheat was at jointing prior this weekend it will be important to assess for freeze damage even for areas that may not have been at or below 24 degrees F for two or more hours. In general, as long are there are 20 healthy plants per square foot 90-95% of your yield potential is achievable; 35 healthy plants per square foot will provide 100% yield potential. When stands are reduced to about 16, 13, or as low as 6 plants per square foot, yield potential will be reduced to only 75, 60, or 40%, respectively.As weather warms up, it will be important for wheat producers to assess damage to their crop in order to make management decisions this spring. To read the full UK article that includes pictures of damage and a temperature chart CLICK HERE. To read an article with pictures of a healthy wheat head at Feekes 6 CLICK HERE.last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Wm. Bruce Clevenger, Amanda Douridas  and Rory Lewandowski, Ohio State University Extension EducatorsThe 2018 OSU Extension Agricultural Lender Seminars will feature keynote speaker, Courtney Cowley, Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Omaha, Nebraska. Cowley will speak to each of the three regionally offered Ag Lender seminars scheduled in October 2018. She will share her research and the role of the Federal Reserve Bank with her topic “Outlook for the U.S. Economy with Implications for the Ag Sector.”Cortney Cowley is an economist in the Regional Affairs Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Her current research focuses on agricultural finance, commodity markets, farm management, and natural resource economics and policy. Cowley’s responsibilities also include writing for the Tenth District Survey of Agricultural Credit Conditions and the Federal Reserve System’s Agricultural Finance Databook. Cowley joined the Bank in 2015 after completing her Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics at Oklahoma State University. She also holds a B.S. degree in Biosystems Engineering from Oklahoma State and a M.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University.Additional speakers at each location include: Farm Policy & Commodity Outlook – Ben Brown, OSU CFAES, Farm Mgmt. Program Mgr.; Ohio Farm Economy & Production Economics – Barry Ward, OSU Extension, CFAES, Production Business Management; Dairy Production Economics – Dianne Shoemaker, OSU Extension, CFAES, Field Specialist; Hops, Barley & Ohio’s Specialty Crops – Brad Bergefurd, OSU Extension, CFAES, Extension Educator & Horticulture Specialist.The three Ag Lender Seminars will be as follows:Tuesday, October 16Champaign Co. Community Center Auditorium1512 South US Highway 68Urbana, OH 43078Wednesday, October 17Putnam Co. Educational Service CenterAssembly Hall124 Putnam ParkwayOttawa, OH 45875Thursday, October 18Buckeye Agricultural Museum877 West Old Lincoln WayWooster, OH 4469Seminar programs begin promptly at 9:15 a.m. and conclude by 3:15 pm. Registration information is available at: or by contacting Bruce Clevenger, OSU Extension Educator, Defiance County at 419-782-4771 or [email protected] Extension conducts the seminars from input from Ag Lenders, County Extension Educators and Extension Specialists. The seminars are designed to provide information that Ag Lenders will use directly with their customers, indirectly within the lending industry, and as professional development for current issues and trends in production agriculture. OSU Extension has been offering Ag Lenders seminars for nearly 30 years.last_img read more

first_imgBrazil took time to break down an ultra-defensive North Korea but eventually ran away 2-0 victors to qualify for the knock-out round of the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Kochi on Tuesday.North Korea, who lost their opening match to Niger 0-1, played majority part of the Group D match in their own half often placing all the 10 outfield players behind the ball as their opponents were the overwhelming favourites to win the game.The relentless attack from the tournament favourites, however, proved too much for the Asian side as their defence wilted under pressure after the hour mark.Brazil, who had defeated Spain 1-0 in their opening marquee match, scored through Lincoln (56th) and Paulinho (61st) to take full three points and qualify for the round of 16 with one match to spare.Photo Credit: FIFA On the other hand, North Korea have a tall task of beating another tournament favourites Spain in their final group match to have any chance of progressing to the knock-out stage.As expected, Brazil kept on attacking from the word go but the North Koreans found a way out to thwart the attempts of the Brazil offensive trio of Lincoln, Paulinho and Brenner.After conceding the first goal, North Korea opened up their game and they had a couple of chances towards the end but could not convert them.The first half was completely dominated by Brazil who had 73 per cent possession and 14 shots. But the Brazillian forwards were a bit erratic as only three shots were on target.advertisementBrazil overall had 70 per cent possession in the match with 27 shots out of which eight were on target.Brazil had a chance to surge ahead as early as the second minute but Lincoln’s right footed shot from the centre of the box off a Brenner assist was saved by goalkeeper S Tae Song who was a busy man throughout the match.In the 18th minute, Paulinho had an attempt from a difficult angle but again the goalkeeper was upto the task.Brazil kept on attacking but either their shots could not either clear the crowded legs of the Koreans or they missed the target.The goal finally came in the 56th minute with Lincoln heading in from the right side of the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the net following a set piece situation.Five minutes later, Brazil made it 2-0 after a nice build-up weaving through the North Korean defence. Brenner sent a perfect through ball for Paulinho to send a beautiful left-footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner of the net.North Korea, who were forced to open up in the later part of the match, made one late attempt at the Brazil goal without any success.In the 83rd minute, Kim Pom Hyoks right-footed shot was saved by keeper G Brazao.last_img read more