first_img Share The Square Mile and London are key international assets for the UK, generating export earnings, taxes and corporate profits. But the business that is done in the City and in other centres throughout Britain has a major domestic impact and we must look to maximise this.Therefore we need to find ways of sharing the City’s success more directly with the public across the UK, so that more people feel that having a global financial centre based here is good for us all. In other words, the City should lead globally and demonstrate its benefits locally.The fallout from the financial crisis has raised the stakes: it is no longer enough for us to simply highlight the billions generated for the UK exchequer, paying for schools, hospitals and roads.Instead, we must point to the direct and tangible benefits of London’s position as a world leading financial hub. One of these is how we share capital and business with other domestic centres. This is very much an interdependent relationship – the capacity and functions provided by other cities are vital to our continued success and vice versa.This underlines the fact that the City is about more than just the Square Mile: the UK financial services industry is a national brand – not just a London one.That is why I am this week visiting two major drivers of economic growth in the North-west – Liverpool and Manchester.Manchester today employs nearly a quarter of a million people across the sector and is fast establishing a reputation as the European capital for lower to mid-market private equity. The city region is also home to over 60 banks, over half of which are foreign owned.Liverpool, likewise, makes a substantial contribution to the North-west and the UK. Indeed, it is the leading centre outside London for wealth management services and has a particularly strong maritime tradition.I am keen to stress that Manchester, Liverpool and other UK financial centres should not be seen as separate from the City but rather as integral parts of it – we share the same regulator and our businesses are tied together.Our connectivity makes us all stronger. It also helps to spread wealth across the country, with two-thirds of the one million financial services jobs throughout Britain based outside of London.I have a background in the demand side of the financial markets. As a result, I have seen first-hand the transformation of local communities such as Spitalfields by funding and advice from the City of London. Financial and professional services are the cement that binds the UK economy together. My job is to speak for the City and – as a builder and property man – make sure it’s standing on strong enough foundations to support the wider recovery on both a global and local level. Michael Bear is Lord Mayor of the City of London Sunday 5 December 2010 10:59 pm KCS-content whatsapp City should lead globally and show benefits locally center_img Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ whatsapplast_img read more

first_imgLafarge Africa PLC ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2007 annual report.For more information about Lafarge Africa PLC ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lafarge Africa PLC ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lafarge Africa PLC (  2007 annual report.Company ProfileLafarge Africa Plc is a cement manufacturing company in Nigeria offering high quality concrete and aggregates for the home building and construction sectors. The company is one of the oldest cement manufacturing companies in Nigeria and is a member of the LafargeHolcim Group, the largest building and concrete solutions company in the world. It also diversified interests in manufacturing paint, repairing electric motors, transport services and Kraft bag production. Lafarge Africa Plc has plants in Ewekoro and Sagamu in the South West district; Mfamosing in the South-South district; and Ashaka in the North East district of Nigeria. The company has installed cement production capacity of 10.5MTPA and has plans to increase its production capacity. Its product range includes cement, aggregates, ready-mix concrete and pulverized fly ash. Cement solutions are marketed under the brand names Elephant, Ashaka, Supaset, PowerMax and Unicem. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Lafarge Cement WAPCO Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgScotland won’t be overly concerned with their loss to the USA. Unlike Ireland and England, this was always a development tour. With the end goal being to discover another five to eight players who can cut it in Japan. But that shouldn’t detract from the USA’s performance. They were impressive.The USA took a very pragmatic approach to Scotland and it worked perfectly. Unlike many Tier Two teams who often opt for unnecessarily intricate work in the back-line, in over eagerness to imitate Tier One nations, the USA were wonderfully simple in their execution. They built their entire attacking platform around two players – Joe Taufete’e at hooker and Paul Lasike at 12. If there were few options available on the fringes of rucks, Taufete’e trucked it up. If there was little opportunity out wide, Lasike smashed it up through the centre. It meant that the USA regularly bounced over the gain-line and allowed their flankers to get to the ball quicker than ants on a Pop Tart. Well played the USA.Comfortable in attack: Cory Hill and his Wales team have shone on tourWales look comfortable attackingDuring the Warren Gatland era Wales have always looked comfortable defending, comfortable carrying in the narrow channels, comfortable goal-kicking and comfortable at the ruck. But against Argentina, they have proved that they now have a squad of players who are comfortable handling.Over the past decade, Wales have selected players in key positions, whose specialism was so positive to the squad, that the negative aspects of their skill-sets were accepted. But that has now changed. Wales no longer have back-row forwards who only tackle and do little else. They no longer have centres who can crash the 12 channel, and defend, but offer little else. They no longer have full-backs who defend but are uncomfortable hitting the 13 channels at speed.With Ellis Jenkins, James Davies, Hallam Amos, Owen Watkin, Cory Hill and Josh Adams they have genuine triple-threat players. The previous accusations of ‘Warren-Ball’ really have disappeared. It may have been that Warren-ball was played because that was the only skill-set available to the coaches at the time. But that isn’t the case now. Wales may have faced a Pumas squad short of their best, but that doesn’t change the fact that they now have some big decisions to make with the World Cup just over 12 months away. Do they pick the trusted maulers, or roll with the ballers?Plenty to applaud: The Wallabies are back, says WilliamsFrance, Wallabies and Boks are backThis weekend’s fixtures proved that three of rugby’s superpowers are back.Bizarrely, the reasons for all three’s demise is the same – too much cash in the Top 14. But the impact of that cash looks to have diminished. After the overfishing from France and the English Premiership, the South African and Australian player pools are beginning to restock. Tweaks in overseas selection policies have helped both the Boks and Wallabies to an extent, but it is undoubtedly the return of senior players to their domestic leagues that has had the biggest impact.Kurtley Beale and Duane Vermeulen (contract undecided) are both exemplars. But perhaps the biggest turnaround has been France. Despite two horrendous weekends against the All Blacks regarding yellow and red cards, they haven’t looked like giving up. It might be said that measuring a team’s ability to not ‘give up’ isn’t exactly cutting-edge rugby analysis. But at its simplest rugby is about effort.Related: Siya Kolisi’s journeyTo lose to the All Blacks by just 13 points, having played with 14 men for 68 minutes, demonstrates a very different attitude in the French squad. To score a beautiful try in the 81st minute even more so. France had more ball, more possession, more clean breaks, more defenders beaten and a tackle completion just three percent lower than the All Blacks. Most teams don’t manage that with 15. Well played France. Keep it up.Poacher turned provider: Jonny May has shown different skills of lateJonny May holding England togetherIt is weird that during a tour when England’s players are losing their heads, the player often labelled as a headless chicken has found his. The incident that has us all talking: Benjamin Fall received a red card for this incident with Beauden Barrett Rugby needs an orange cardNew Zealand v France once again saw a card decide the fixture – which has since been rescinded. The clumsy mid-air challenge of Benjamin Fall on Beauden Barrett, was a straight red.But the incident does question the balance between player safety and entertainment for the consumer. Player safety is obviously paramount, but not absolute. The best way to maintain player safety is to not play rugby at all. If France hadn’t played the All Blacks, no-one would have been injured, but then nobody would have been paid. Beauden Barrett wouldn’t have been concussed, but then he would also be back working on the farm with his brothers. With mid-air challenges and high-tackles being rightly highlighted and punished, rugby needs an in-between measure. Where teams are punished for their actions, but the consumer still gets their product.Related: When red cards are fully deservedRed cards should be kept for deliberate and vile acts of foul play – stamping and gouging etc. Orange cards would be used for unintentionally dangerous play, where the outcome was serious, but the intent wasn’t. 20 minutes in the bin for an orange card would damage any team’s chances of winning but wouldn’t ruin the game entirely. The idea of an orange card may be laughed at. But it would work.Man of the moment: Tadgh Furlong was impressive against AustraliaTadhg Furlong – the ‘fright-head’We’re long used to the loosehead’s role being expanded beyond mere scrummaging. Players such as Gethin Jenkins, Tony Woodcock, and the Tendai ‘The Beast’ Mtawarira (who was awesome against England in the second test) redefined the skillset of a number one over a decade ago.In the modern game, looseheads like Rob Evans, Ellis Genge and Mako Vunipola are the equal of back-row forwards and the ability to carry and distribute is a given, not an optional extra. But that change in skill-set has been slower for tightheads. Such is the required mass of a number three that speed and handling are very much an afterthought. That was until Tadgh Furlong arrived.His display against the Wallabies in the second test was a game changer. Ireland’s third highest ball carrier and six defenders beaten are ridiculous numbers for a tighthead. Not to mention his try, which also broke the mould. Most tighthead’s tries are two metre trundles, where an impact is followed by a low leg-drive. Furlong, however, hit the angle like a centre. This wasn’t a leg chafing carry, where a prop’s sausage-like thighs were unable to grind past each other, this was a back-row-like leg-lift. He didn’t plop over the line, he flew over it.It’s also worth remembering that none of this was achieved with any compromise at the scrum. Furlong doesn’t just cause problems in the tight, he frightens defences all over the field. The age of the ‘fright-head’ is here.Plenty to ponder: England head coach Eddie JonesCalls for England not to panic are too lateEngland have lost five tests in a row, six games if you include the Barbarians. And whilst the calls to resist panicky overreactions are sensible. One can only assume that the ultimate panicky decision would be to sack Eddie Jones, an overreaction indeed, but there are varying degrees of panicky decisions that are all ready in full flow.The selection of Danny Cipriani in the squad was a clue. Despite his immaculate Premiership season, his inclusion reeked of panic when compared to Jones’s hitherto very conservative approach to outside-half play. The rushed introduction of Brad Shields was another. His involvement was as big a surprise to Shields as it was to Chris Robshaw – whose days as a first-choice option look behind him. The selection of Elliot Daly at full-back and the moving of Mike Brown to the wing was unusual to say the least.Related: Eddie Jones on his life in picturesBrown, whilst immaculate in the air, has looked short of Test-level pace at full-back, let alone on the wing. And whilst the ability to take high balls and jackal in midfield is a valuable skill to have, speed is the primary concern of a wing both offensively and defensively – ‘steady’ wings no longer have a role in Test rugby. England’s summer tour will already be regarded as a ‘Holiday from hell’. A loss in Cape Town and this trip could be upgraded to a Banged Up Abroad-level of fiasco.Powerful figure: Joe Taufete’e, the USA’s physical hookerUSA keeping it simple LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img ‘Headless chicken’ is obviously a very cruel label for anyone who is talented enough to play Test rugby, but prior to this tour May wasn’t exactly regarded as a textbook winger. Wonderfully unorthodox line-breaks either ended in a try of the season nomination or a pass into the face of a spectator. But that isn’t the player that we have seen on the tour of South Africa.May is the most composed of the backs. For the second week in a row, he has beaten six defenders. But these breaks haven’t ended in a dichotomous try or a handling error – they are ending in a simple pass inside and try assist. This new aspect to May’s game has transformed his reputation from a high-risk finisher, to a high-percentage playmaker. Well played Jonny May. 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first_img Houses “COPY” CopyAbout this office[mavarq] OfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTepejiMexicoPublished on January 11, 2015Cite: “Datri & Dasa House / [mavarq] ” [Casa DASA & DATRI / [mavarq]] 11 Jan 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodProfile Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar PanelsMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel PicturaCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Stainless Steel FinishesWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityChairsSellexChair – IrinaBathroom FurnitureKaleBathroom Cabinets – ZeroMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Casa Datri & Dasa / [mavarq]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 Mexico Photographs:  Jaime Navarro Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Save this picture!© Jaime Navarro+ 50 Share Architects: [mavarq] Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: City Energy, Ducasse Industrial, Gerard Pisos de madera, VersitaliaCollaborators:Rene Vallejo, Jazmin Rivera, Iezid Huizar, Delia Cabrera.Construction:Factor Eficiencia – Fermín EspinosaProject Architect:Marco VelázquezAssociate Architect:Lorenzo ÁlvarezCity:TepejiCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jaime NavarroRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotText description provided by the architects. The site: two lots of 14 meters wide by 36 meters deep (504 m2) each with their rear facing north. The site has a drop of 4 meters from the front to the back in a continuous slope.Restrictions: the code restricts free areas of 6 meters at the front overlooking the lake, 7 meters at the back adjacent to the golf course, and 5 meters along the lateral party wall.Save this picture!Second Floor Plan+ 50Requirements: DASA house should have free and continuous spaces, a complete physical and visual communication with the outside areas, a full bedroom with separate access from the house and an entertainment area upstairs that should be linked with all the spaces of the house. Materially the house would have to be very simple and minimal, with the use of steel, concrete and glass as exposed, predominant finishes.Save this picture!© Jaime NavarroOn the other hand, DATRI house required larger spaces and unlike its neighboring sister home DASA, these were to be partitioned and differentiated from each other, it was important that the spatial experience of the house were to be discovered when crossing it. In this case they demanded that the interior finishes were not to be exposed, and should be mostly covered with simple materials.The challenge: to design two weekend houses for two brothers with different tastes and requirements but with one common goal: to share the outdoor areas. DASA House would contribute to the synergy of the terrace area – the grill, while DATRI House would share the pool area and cellar.Save this picture!Concepto de DiseñoThe proposal: to design a project with two houses.Under this premise, the starting point was to take as main variables the sunlight, the prevailing winds, the topography and the common program: the pool and the terrace. These should be located in the central part of both sites. In parallel, we chose to take as a reference the volumetric scheme of a traditional house with a gabled roof.Save this picture!© Jaime NavarroHaving analyzed the variables, we decided to divide symmetrically the initial volumetric scheme. Then each volume was moved to the opposite end on the side of each site, leading to the creation of a central courtyard.As a result and in order to customize the houses to the needs and tastes of each brother, we proceeded to develop architecturally each volume. We used very simple operations (stretching, subtracting, separating, dividing) to help us conserve as much of the initial scheme as possible, but with the end result defining the volume and spatial experience.Save this picture!© Jaime NavarroThese operations not only defined the interior space of the houses, we also searched to shape the space between them (common area). This was achieved by creating cantilevers in the volumes of the second levels of both houses while manipulating the topography at the same time, by generating four terraces to absorb and exploit the natural slope.Save this picture!EscantillonesThe first is the access and garage level, the second is a contemplative desert garden, the third is the common level for both houses. It is a continuous surface that forms the terrace of each house connected at the center by a pool covered with the same stone material, achieving a physical and visual continuity from one house to another that intentionally blurs the obvious trench of the pool. Finally, a garden area in the back of the houses gives continuity to the green carpet of the golf course.Save this picture!© Jaime NavarroMaterially and with the intention of obeying the structural conditions, we sought the ground floor of both houses out of exposed concrete. This facilitated the first level as a continuous part of the foundation, opposed to the forces of gravity generated by the cantilever in the second levels of both houses. The volumes of the second levels are a series of closed and solid trapezoidal bodies made entirely of exposed brick.Save this picture!© Jaime NavarroProject gallerySee allShow lessWinery / A.Burmester Arquitectos AssociadosSelected ProjectsRed Square Tolerance Pavilion Competition Winners UnveiledArchitecture News Share Datri & Dasa House / [mavarq]Save this projectSaveDatri & Dasa House / [mavarq] Projects CopyHouses•Tepeji, Mexico 2014 Photographs Datri & Dasa House / [mavarq] ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDailylast_img read more

first_img Lighting Designer: RJPConstruction Area:  3600 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Projects Vault House / Johnston MarkleeSave this projectSaveVault House / Johnston Marklee ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Contractor: Associates III Save this picture!© Eric Staudenmaier+ 36Curated by Clara Ott Share William Koh & Associates Luminesce Architects: Johnston Marklee Area Area of this architecture project Interior Design: CopyAbout this officeJohnston MarkleeOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOxnardIcebergUnited StatesPublished on November 10, 2019Cite: “Vault House / Johnston Marklee” 10 Nov 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Vault 住宅/ Johnston Marklee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 Photographs:  Eric Staudenmaier Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs “COPY” Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2013 Vault House / Johnston Marklee United States ArchDaily Houses Architect In Charge:Sharon Johnston, Mark LeeDesign Team:Katrin Terstegen, Andri Luescher, Nicholas Hofstede, Anna Neimark, Anton Schneider, Yoshi Nagamine, Ryan RoettkerClient:Steven Nagelberg, Jerri NagelbergSite Area:10,000 sfCity:OxnardCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsText description provided by the architects. Situated in a densely developed beach site in Southern California, the Vault House challenges the typology commonly found on narrow oceanfront lots. Instead of directing its focus on the single prime ocean view, an array of transparent interior spaces layered inside the main volume, offer a multiplicity of oblique views through the house while capturing natural light from a variety of angles. With the assembly of stacked and unidirectional vaulted rooms contained within a simple rectilinear volume, the parallel orientation of the rooms acts as a filter that extends the oceanfront view from the beachfront façade to the West through to the street at the Eastern boundary of the site.Save this picture!DiagramRecommended ProductsWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSave this picture!Section CCThe house was designed under the restrictions imposed by the California Coastal Commission, which require the main living area to be lifted two meters off the sand, allowing for possible tsunami waves to pass beneath the house. The garage to the East along the street, in contrast, sits directly on the sand and is designed with walls that collapse under the pressure of tsunami waves. This results in an asymmetrical section, where three floor levels – first floor, split level, second floor – are grouped around a courtyard that serves both as the main entrance to the house and as a central outdoor room.Save this picture!© Eric StaudenmaierThe courtyard forms the core of the house: it negotiates between the more private rooms on the Eastern side of the house and the open and connected areas to the West. In the courtyard, natural light enters in rotating cycles throughout the day and residents can be observed moving throughout the house from this central space. A single-run stair located along the Northern side of the house connects all three levels and leads to a roof deck that offers panoramic views of the beach and the ocean.Save this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!Second Floor PlanWith varied contours and volumes, each vaulted room defines an area or a function in the house. The combined effect is a varied landscape of interior spaces, unified with a singular formal language. Similar to the paradigm of a shotgun house, the singular direction of the vaults maximizes the visual connection of all spaces within the deep building footprint and incorporates the exquisite exterior landscape of beach, ocean and horizon into the depth of the building.Save this picture!© Eric StaudenmaierThe extreme beach climate with pervasive winds and salty air demanded a simplified, weather resistant material palette. Limestone is used for all floors and as wainscots, both inside and outside, while an elastomeric, cementitious membrane called “Grailcoat” wraps the exterior façade. The membrane eliminates the need for metal flashing and control joints, rendering the façade scaleless and forming an abstract backdrop for the play of light and shadow.Save this picture!© Eric StaudenmaierProject gallerySee allShow lessTwo Hulls / Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple ArchitectsSelected ProjectsGM Apartment / Nildo JoséSelected Projects Share Structural Engineer: CopyHouses•Oxnard, United States Manufacturers: BASWA acoustic, Fleetwoodlast_img read more

first_imgArchitects: Studio Holmberg Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Göteborg, Sweden Mathias Holmberg Area:  120 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Villa Vassdal / Studio Holmberg Projects Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Lead Architects: Photographs:  Markus Bülow Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this officeStudio HolmbergOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGöteborgOn FacebookSwedenPublished on November 15, 2019Cite: “Villa Vassdal / Studio Holmberg” 15 Nov 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore 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 streamcenter_img Sweden ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Villa Vassdal / Studio HolmbergSave this projectSaveVilla Vassdal / Studio HolmbergSave this picture!Courtesy of Mathias Holmberg+ 18Curated by Paula Pintos Share Manufacturers: -, AB Karl Hedin, Alpes Inox, BRICMATE, CALEXICO WOOD, CC Höganäs Byggkeramik, HWAM A/S, Hajom Skjutdörrar, Kvadrat, Robert McNeel & Associates 2019 ArchDaily City:GöteborgCountry:SwedenMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Markus BülowText description provided by the architects. Villa Vassdal is situated on a small island in the Gothenburg archipelago. The island is historically connected to the fishing and shipping industries of Gothenburg. Today the island consists of year-round family houses and vacation homes mostly used in the summer. The site is right by the sea surrounded by nature. It is a distinctive place for this coastal region of Sweden, with exposed cliffs and barren greenery growing close to the ground shielded from strong winds.Save this picture!Courtesy of Mathias HolmbergSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Markus BülowThe house is site-specific regarding volume, materials, and function. It is imitating the characteristics and scale of the site with a low profile and broken up shifting volumes. All facades and roofs are clad in untreated heart-pine, creating a solid expression highlighting the volumes as well as matching the raw cliffs. The transformation of the material over time makes the house blend with its surroundings more and more as the wood greys. The division and shifting of volumes creates weather protected and secluded spaces but also hints at the interior layout.Save this picture!© Markus BülowEach volume marks a shift of function, creating division with space in addition to walls. The interior spaces are oriented to shield from neighbors and the sun but opens up towards the sea and maintain a close but different relationship to the exterior from every room. Moving through the house provides a choreographed experience with shifting sightlines, culminating with a view out towards the sea. The exterior expression of solidity and use of wood continues on the inside with walls and ceilings in birch plywood, meant to focus the experiences of the space.Save this picture!© Markus BülowProject gallerySee allShow lessSmithy Lane House / Fasciato ArchitectsSelected ProjectsCity of the Future Examines the Future of ElectrificationArchitecture News Share Year:  “COPY” Houseslast_img read more

first_imgPharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim is the first to use online giving service Ammado’s API (application programming interface) to develop an online fundraising platform for the global disease awareness initiative 1 Mission 1 Million – Getting to the Heart of Stroke.The partnership will support 1 Mission 1 Million’s ongoing work in atrial fibrillation (AF) by providing an online platform where projects, aimed at preventing AF-related strokes, can raise funds for a common cause in a centralised hub. The public will be able to donate to their favourite projects on the initiative website.The ammado API is a tool for those building websites for events, fundraisers, and donations which integrates ammado’s functionality but which offers more control of the donation workflow experience and the look and feel on the site.Matched givingBoehringer Ingelheim is also offering €100,000 in donations to match the most successful fundraising projects. The first projects to reach 75% of their fundraising target will receive the remaining 25% from the company, up to a value of €2,500.Public education1 Mission 1 Million has also launched petition and story-sharing activities to support its mission to prevent one million AF-related strokes each year worldwide. As many as three million people worldwide suffer an AF-related stroke every year.1 Mission 1 Million has launched a petition to call upon the World Health Organization, its member states, and health authorities worldwide to recognise AF as a risk factor for stroke and set clinical management targets that could save one million people each year through better diagnosis, atrial fibrillation management, stroke prevention and education. The global initiative is calling for at least one million members of the public around the world to provide their support and sign the petition.Peter Conlon, ammado’s CEO. said: “ammado is honoured to have been selected to partner with Boehringer Ingelheim as the fundraising platform for this important and unique initiative. We hope that ammado’s global capabilities will help raise awareness of AF-related stroke internationally and that 1 Mission 1 Million will foster some innovative solutions to identify and prevent these types of strokes.” Advertisement Howard Lake | 6 June 2012 | News  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Global stroke campaign first to use Ammado’s API Tagged with: corporate Digital 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 Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

first_img 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 Researching massive growth in giving. The Trinity Foundation in Dublin saw its income for the year ending 2012 jump by nearly 50%, according the Foundation’s latest annual report. In the year ending September 2012 the Foundation’s income increased from €15 million in 2011 to €22.5 million. The most notable areas of growth were in charitable trust support which increased to over €12 million, from just under €5 million in 2011, while legacy income went from under €400,000 to €3.4 million. The increases in legacies and trust income more than offset the drop in alumni income and corporate support which declined from €4.8 million to €3.4 million and from €5 million to €3.6 million respectively. Advertisement University foundation’s income up by 50% Howard Lake | 4 September 2013 | News The legacy figure for 2012 includes a €3 million gift from Ellen Bates for research work on epilepsy. Ten other legacies were also received. A key project during the year for Trinity College Dublin was the Science Gallery which attracted support from a number of businesses, including a €1 million gift from Google. Alumni fundraising includes a number of ‘circles’ ranging in value from donations of €1000 to €100,000. €10,000 from 280 individuals was also raised from the Foundation’s Christmas appeal.Photo: Ian E on  4 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 MoreAddThislast_img read more

first_imgClassified U.S. Department of Defense documents were released on Oct. 15 by an “extremely principled and brave whistleblower” in the U.S. war apparatus. The secret papers highlighted the death and destruction from widespread U.S. use of remotely piloted drone planes in Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia and elsewhere. (The Guardian)The Drone Papers, published on The Intercept website, revealed that the U.S. military routinely classifies any unidentified people killed in targeted strikes as “enemies killed in action.” That means all victims are called “enemies,” including family members, friends, neighbors and passing strangers. The report asserts this labeling is a deliberate strategy to conceal civilian deaths.According to the Drone Papers, in one five-month period nearly 90 percent of the people killed by drones died due to their proximity to intended “targets.”The report also calls into serious question the accuracy and reliability of U.S. methods used to target people as “legitimate enemy.”The whistleblower elaborates: “It’s stunning the number of instances when selectors are misattributed to certain people. And it isn’t until several months or years later that you all of a sudden realize that the entire time you thought you were going after this really hot target, you wind up realizing it was his mother’s phone the whole time.” (, Oct. 15)UnDrone the U.S.As the Drone Papers were being released, a stalwart group of UnDrone UpState marchers were coming to the end of a 165-mile journey intended to organize resistance to the “weaponized terror” of drones.The March to UnDrone Upstate setting out from Syracuse, Oct. 7.Photo: Russell BrownOn Oct. 19 and 20 marchers arrived at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station after beginning their trip Oct. 7 at Hancock Air National Guard Base in Syracuse, N.Y. The walk was organized by the Upstate Coalition to Ground the Drones. ( at both bases operate MQ-9 Reaper/Predator drones that drop “Hellfire” bombs on locations in Afghanistan and elsewhere. The New York Air National Guard’s 174th Attack Wing is stationed in Syracuse and the Guard’s 107th Air Wing in Niagara Falls.As U.S. capitalism declines, the ruling class relies more and more on military expansion to dominate and control areas in the global market. At the same time, the U.S. cannot rely on a military draft to supply soldiers as “boots on the ground” for these unpopular “wars without end.” This means an increasing reliance on high-tech warfare: smart bombs, field robots, satellite systems, high-tech missile ships — and drones.Military-industrial contracts related to drone development are big business in Central and Upstate New York and throughout the U.S. The 2016 Department of Defense budget allocates $1.94 billion for research, production, maintenance and munitions for the MQ Reaper drones like those piloted out of Syracuse and Niagara Falls.The total drone budget for the U.S. military is exponentially greater as the DOD intends to up its drone use by 50 percent in the next four years. For instance, the U.S. Air Force plans to build a drone base at Agadez, Nigeria, in addition to its current drone base in Niamey, Niger. These will enable extensive U.S. drone surveillance and strikes in eastern and northern Africa. ( the use of high-tech warfare also opens up the possibility of new kinds of resistance.Many more people are needed in the chain of command for a high-tech weapon like the MQ Reaper/Predator — with more opportunities for a break in that chain.Micah Zenko, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, points out that to fly the MQ Reaper more than 130 people are needed, with most looking at video screens and doing analysis of drone data collection.The Upstate Coalition to Ground the Drones has run TV ads urging Army Reserve drone operators to refuse to commit war crimes by remotely piloting the drones.Answering that kind of appeal in the military-industrial ranks are people in the chain of command like the anonymous Drone Papers whistleblower, who decided “enough was enough” and released the drone-damning data.Vietnam-era resister Daniel Ellsberg praised the Drone Papers source as part of a whistleblower chain including Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning, both of whom leaked U.S. classified documents related to recent wars. Ellsberg released the classified Pentagon Papers in 1971 that helped incite popular resistance to the U.S. war on Vietnam.Ellsberg said of the long chain of command linked to U.S. war crimes: “It comes down to this. Hundreds could have done what I did, literally. … [Snowden, Manning and the Drone source] did the right thing. The others were wrong to keep those secrets.” (Guardian, Oct. 15)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_img Syngenta Herbicides Cleared for Tank Mixes on Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® Soybeans  Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Syngenta has received confirmation from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that several Syngenta herbicide tank-mix options have been cleared for inclusion with both XtendiMax® with VaporGrip® Technology and Engenia® herbicides. These herbicides will be available for use on Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybeans and Bollgard II® XtendFlex® cotton traits, providing growers with additional weed management options in 2018.Syngenta herbicide tank-mix options* now include the following products:Boundary®BroadAxe® XCCaparol®Dual Magnum®Flexstar® (currently for XtendiMax only)Prefix®Reflex®Sequence®“The Syngenta soybean and cotton portfolios provide the most effective dicamba spray programs through overlapping residual applications and multiple effective modes of action,” said John Appel, herbicide product lead, Syngenta. “For example, a soybean program of Boundary followed by dicamba plus Sequence provides residual control and includes four different modes of action – offering growers peace of mind against even the toughest weeds.”University researchers stress the importance of diversifying modes of action within a weed management system. In continuous crop systems with early and late post-emergence applications with one mode of action, resistance can lead to weed control failure in as little as two years. By comparison, the addition of a pre-emergence herbicide with two effective modes of action can delay resistance for 18 to 20 years in most cases.Using residual herbicide tank mixes with dicamba is also necessary to help delay the onset of resistance to the technology. “Unless dicamba is used responsibly in combination with other pre- and post-emergence herbicides, the technology will be over-extended and eventually fail,” said Appel. “We can’t afford to put the kind of selection pressure on dicamba as was done to glyphosate.”All of the recently cleared Syngenta herbicide tank mixes have been tested according to EPA approved protocol, and the results are certified in accordance to the terms and conditions of registration for XtendiMax and Engenia.Syngenta herbicides cleared for tank mixing with XtendiMax and Engenia may be used only once listed on the following websites, which will happen within 90 days of EPA clearance: and Syngenta does not recommend using any dicamba herbicide tank mixes until they are posted on these websites.Syngenta is also currently pursuing dicamba tank-mix clearance for Envoke®, Flexstar(with Engenia), Fusilade® DX and Gramoxone® SL 2.0 herbicides. Home Indiana Agriculture News Syngenta Herbicides Cleared for Tank Mixes on Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® Soybeans  By Gary Truitt – Jan 26, 2018 Facebook Twitter Previous articleAmericans to Eat 1.35 Billion Chicken Wings for Super BowlNext articleRegional Meetings Part of Agribusiness Council of Indiana 2018 Plans Gary Truittlast_img read more