Lift / APOLLO Architects & Associates ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/118399/lift-apollo-architects-associates Clipboard Lift / APOLLO Architects & AssociatesSave this projectSaveLift / APOLLO Architects & Associates Year: Save this picture!© Masao Nishikawa+ 28 Share Houses “COPY” Architects: APOLLO Architects & Associates Area Area of this architecture project Photographs: Masao Nishikawa Text description provided by the architects. This urban residence is located in a residential district in downtown Sendai. Constructed out of wood without the use of any pilotis or other supporting structures, the building features an upper floor that protrudes dramatically outward in order to ensure adequate parking space for two cars on a lot with restricted frontage.Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreThe size of the windows and other openings on the closed facade of the building have been kept to an absolute minimum as a precaution against crime, as well as a privacy feature. In contrast, the interior of the house, which centers on the internal courtyard, is an open, generous and well-lit expanse of space.The first floor houses several small, comfortable private spaces, such as a bedroom and audio room. Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaThe second floor has been conceived as a single, continuous space filled with natural light, allowing unobstructed lines of sight and free-flowing ventilation. The tatami-floored living room enjoys the “borrowed landscape” (shakkei) of maple trees in the courtyard, creating a tranquil atmosphere that allows the inhabitants to forget the fact that they are in the city. Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaLight reflected by the louvers on the slanted facade help to create a bright interior. The louvers also serve to obstruct lines of sight into the house from the outside while allowing the residents clear, unobstructed views of the exterior from inside the building. Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaThe children’s room that straddles the central courtyard was designed in such a way as to separate it from the “womb” of the main building. The variety of scenery provided by each of these spaces is a particular perk of living in urban residences located in the heart of the city. Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaThe notion of the urban residential building can no longer be confined just to Tokyo: it has now become firmly established as a sensible, intelligent concept that can be applied to all cities. For modern urbanites, the lifestyles resulting from these small spaces offer them a more comfortable living environment than residences that are larger than necessary.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessArchitecture City Guide: DenverArticlesUpdate: High Line 23 / Neil M. Denari ArchitectsArticles Share CopyHouses•Sendai, Japan ArchDaily Area: 98 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs 2010 Japan Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/118399/lift-apollo-architects-associates Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeAPOLLO Architects & AssociatesOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasSendaiHouses3D ModelingJapanPublished on March 16, 2011Cite: “Lift / APOLLO Architects & Associates” 16 Mar 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
Housing Save this picture!© Iwan Baan+ 13 Share photographs: Iwan BaanPhotographs: Iwan Baan Design Team:John Gillham, Jing LiuStructural Engineer:Liam O’Hanlon Engineering, PCPlumbing Engineer:Plus Group Consulting EngineersConstruction Management:Curtis Bertrand, Roy Greenwald, Matt Krupanski, Astere NiyonkuruGlobal Procurement:Gam KaganArchitect In Charge:Louise BravermanCountry:BurundiMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Iwan BaanRecommended ProductsCoffee tablesBoConceptSevilla Coffee table AD31WindowsJansenWindows – Janisol Arte 2.0BricksTerrealClay Wall Brick – Terracotta FaçadeText description provided by the architects. Embedded in hillside rural village of Kigutu, the 18-bed Kigutu Staff Housing connects East African elemental aesthetics with inventive off-the grid sustainability. Cutting a skewed line in the hillside, the 6000 square foot dormitory captures magnificent mountain views. Currently rebuilding after many years of horrific civil strife, the villagers, in conjunction with an indigenous non-profit, hope that this housing for their medical staff will create a model for the sustainable future of both the community and the country.Save this picture!First Floor PlanThe PorchesThe oversized porch doors in the public space seamlessly connect inside and out, reflecting the typical Kigutu indoor/outdoor communal culture. Similarly the vividly colored entry porches adjacent to each private sleeping room reinforce this semi-permeable sensibility. The porosity of the porches encourages sociability, enhances airflow into the adjacent sleeping rooms, and frames unobstructed romantic transverse views of the landscape.Save this picture!© Iwan BaanThe necessity for SustainabilitySustainability is not an added benefit in Kigutu. It is a necessity. Hence, the same elemental design strategies that establish its aesthetics must also advance energy saving. Since the village is 100% off the municipal grid, a nearby solar array and local solar water heaters, sited in the rear of the building, exclusively power the housing.Save this picture!© Iwan BaanThe location of the building, partially below grade, both reduced excavation costs and takes advantage of the earth’s natural insulation for temperature control. Likewise, the extended roof overhangs provide solar protection to optimize the use of natural daylight, while French drains distribute runoff rainwater for irrigation. The personal porches also create three-sided natural ventilation within the bedrooms, eliminating the need for air conditioning. The position of the windows within these rooms, in both low and high locations, also creates a natural stack effect that amplifies airflow. Yet the greatest accomplishment is the human accomplishment.Save this picture!© Iwan BaanThe villagers, using local bricks, manually built the housing, eliminating the need for fuel consuming machines and creating transferrable job training skills for the Kigutu community.Project gallerySee allShow lessTicollage City / Costa Rica Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2014Architecture NewsCritical Round-Up: The 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize ShortlistArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:BurundiLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Area: 6000 ft² Area: 6000 ft² Photographs “COPY” Burundi Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/527161/village-health-works-staff-housing-louise-braverman Clipboard “COPY” Village Health Works Staff Housing / Louise BravermanSave this projectSaveVillage Health Works Staff Housing / Louise Braverman Architects: Louise Braverman Area Area of this architecture project Village Health Works Staff Housing / Louise Braverman CopyHousing•Burundi ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/527161/village-health-works-staff-housing-louise-braverman Clipboard ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeLouise BravermanOfficeFollowProductsSteelBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingHousingBurundiPublished on July 21, 2014Cite: “Village Health Works Staff Housing / Louise Braverman” 21 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/620912/zgharta-house-platau 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.
Help by sharing this information Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists November 11, 2020 Find out more RSF_en to go further News Reporters Without Borders called today on Tunisian justice and human rights minister Beshir Tekkari to improve the prison conditions of jailed journalist Slim Boukhdir and to review his trial and year-long prison sentence. “His conditions of detention in Sfax prison are not up to international standards,” it said. “He shared a dirty cell with two prisoners who constantly harassed him and has since been put in solitary confinement, which is against Tunisian law and could also seriously damage his mental health.“He has done nothing to justify being put in solitary confinement (under prison regulations), but the authorities may be determined to punish him for what he has written and for his outspokenness. His family is allowed to see him once a week but only briefly (the last time was only for five minutes) and in the presence of the prison governor and several guards who listen to the conversation. The family was not allowed to see him on 24 January, when guards told his wife he did not want to see her, which Boukhdir said later was a lie.“We also deplore his unfair trial by a court in Sakiet Ezzit,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “The charges against him must be dropped.” Boukhdir, correspondent of the London-based Al Quds Al Arabi newspaper and the Al-Arabiya TV station’s website, was arrested on 26 November last year and sentenced to a year in prison on 4 December for “insulting a public official,” “offensive behaviour” and “refusing to show identity papers.” He has also written articles for several websites, including Tunisnews and Kantara. Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder Follow the news on Tunisia Receive email alerts December 26, 2019 Find out more News Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa News News TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa February 1, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Justice ministry asked to improve prison conditions of dissident journalist Organisation November 12, 2019 Find out more
News May 16, 2021 Find out more News June 3, 2021 Find out more PalestineMiddle East – North Africa News Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists PalestineMiddle East – North Africa to go further Follow the news on Palestine Amarneh, who has worked as a cameraman for al-Aqsa TV since 1st January 2007, said he suffered constant humiliation in custody. “I was transferred to three different cells but never saw the light of day. The hygiene was appalling,” he said.A few days before his release, he was allowed out on permission to celebrate Eid al-Fitr marking the end of Ramadan, with his family.Related release:24.09.2008 – Palestinian TV stations suffer in power struggle between rival factions Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders today condemned the hounding by the Palestinian Authority of Ossayd Amarneh, cameraman for al-Aqsa TV, owned by Islamist movement Hamas, who was released from jail yesterday but forced to sign a promise to stop working for the channel under threat of being returned to prison.Amarneh was arrested on 21 September 2008 after being summoned by the intelligence services of the Palestinian Authority in Bethlehem on the West Bank. Before being imprisoned he was taken to his home for a search to be carried out and the family computer and his working papers were seized.The cameraman said the intelligence agents wanted to obtain footage of a meeting with the families of two Hamas parliamentarians, held in Israeli jails for two years, whom he had filmed in June 2008.“Palestinian law allows me to do my job without obstruction, but as a result of this signature, the intelligence services have denied me my rights,” he told Reporters Without Borders. “There is nothing to stop them arresting me every time my work displeases them.” “The hounding of this journalist by the Palestinian authority must stop”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “He has already been imprisoned three times in the last year for working for a media owned by Hamas. The conditions of his release are unacceptable and deprive him of his sole livelihood. “ Help by sharing this information October 9, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Conditional release for cameraman working for Hamas TV on West Bank WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists News May 28, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Organisation RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes
News Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Pinterest WhatsApp By News Highland – April 21, 2010 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Police in Derry are investigating an explosion outside a house at Dunmore Gardens in the Creggan area.The blast was reported shortly before midnight last night, the area remains cordoned off while a forensic examination of the scene is carried out.There are no reports of any injuries. Google+ Pinterest Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also PSNI investigate Derry explosion Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published WhatsApp Previous articleUS based priest to contest extradition orderNext articleCope says emphasis must be to get trapped people home News Highland Twitter Facebook Google+ Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Twitter
Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Three females are due to appear before a sitting of Letterkenny District Court this morning.They are charged in connection with the seizure of cannabis plants in Ballbofey earlier this week.On Tuesday, cannabis plants with an estimated street value of €360,000 were discovered, along with other items made and adapted for the growth and cultivation of cannabis, during a search at a premises on Navenny St., Ballybofey.The search was conducted by members of the Letterkenny Drugs Unit.The grow house was found above a business premises in the town.A male, aged in his 30s, and three females (two in their 20s and one 60s) were arrested.The three woman will appear in court in Letterkenny later today – the male remains in Garda custody and can be detained for up to 7-days. WhatsApp Twitter Google+ By News Highland – January 23, 2014 News Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Three women charged and due in Court in connection to Ballybofey drugs find Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ Previous articleGovernment urged to resolve 11 year delay in issuing foreshore licence for Burtonport businessNext articleCouncillor says Catholic Chapel will remain at Letterkenny General Hospital News Highland Pinterest
RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Previous articleSinn Fein seek to mobilise opposition in Donegal to Budget 2013Next articlePolice discover bomb in Derry – 4 men arrested News Highland Pinterest Twitter The Carers Association says its members are determined to fight the cut to their Respite Care Grant.The grant was reduced by almost 20 per cent – to 1-thousand-375-euro – as part of Budget 2013.Around 100 carers will protest outside the Dáil at noon on Friday, to put pressure on the government to reverse the cut.Meanwhile, the public is being urged to turn out in big number tomorrow in Letterkenny to protest against Budget 2013.Those opposed to budget cuts and Property Tax will assemble at the Station Roundabout at 2pm and then make there way to Market Square were a number of people will address the crowds.Amongst them will be Donegal South-West Deputy Thomas Pringle:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/pring830CPWP.mp3[/podcast] By News Highland – December 7, 2012 WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Budget 2013 protest in Letterkenny on Saturday WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ Pinterest News
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