Yellow House / Alejandro Soffia

first_imgPhotographs:  Juan Durán Sierralta, Mathias JacobsCollaborators:Francesco Borghi, Sebastian Worm, Gerardo BambachStructural Engineer:Jorge AcuñaSchemes:Alejandro Soffia, Francesco Borghi, Sebastian Worm,Matias Miranda, Martí CampabadalModel:Alejandro SoffiaConstructive System:Paneles SIPBudget:UF 29/ m2City:PucónCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Mathias JacobsRecommended ProductsDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineText description provided by the architects. Human population is increasing by almost 2% a year. The need for shelter to develop our daily activities ends in a built environment. This must give good living conditions, like comfortable space, natural light, acoustics, etc. But the built environment also starts a dialogue with the preceding one, the natural environment, which must be sustainable. Save this picture!© Juan Durán SierraltaSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Mathias JacobsSo in my point of view, Architecture faces two main human challenges. First, decreasing its impact over nature’s equilibrium, and second, building many square meters of good quality for an actual and coming population. I am right now as an Architect, in this second challenge, trying to develop prefab systems with good (true/beauty) design.Save this picture!© Juan Durán SierraltaThat’s why I selected Prefabrication as a strategy for building my projects, but also during the design process too. The hypothesis is, that if you create a prefabricated system which has a good architectural design, then you can reproduce this quality as much as you need it, within the laws of short/long production series. And if in the serial industrial production of buildings you get bored, you can also customize form and function through the system. More benefits when you fasten the building process and have more control over quality and cost.Save this picture!© Mathias JacobsSave this picture!Perspective SectionSave this picture!© Juan Durán SierraltaYellow is the third name of this house. First, it was Silvered House, because of the color of the surrounding trees by winter. Then it was Desafasada1 House name, that’s related to the planes of the volumetrical composition of the project. But when the house got to yellow, on the decision about external covering, the color was too powerful to conquer the final name of the house.Save this picture!Panels Axonometry 1In this project, the prefabricated system is not only used in the construction aspect of the house, but also in the way the house is designed. So at the beginning, I choose a slab panel, as the dimensional unit in the plan. This panel can be 122 x 244 cm (4×8 feet), 122 x 366 cm or 122 x 488 cm. Save this picture!© Mathias JacobsThen I transform that slabs to a volume by adding modular walls (244 cm tall) and roof. The result I’ve called it spatial module that is a space defined by two walls and two slabs. Afterward, I adjust room dimension needs, to what’s similar in SlP spatial modules, so the multiplication of these modules creates each room or programmatic modules. At the end of the conceptual design, I order all the programmatic modules by some layout, and there’s a resulting space and form.Save this picture!© Juan Durán SierraltaProject gallerySee allShow lessThis Illustrated Comic of Mies van der Rohe Features Text by Norman FosterArchitecture NewsShenzhen 2019 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture – “Eyes of the City” Exhibit…Call for Submissions Share Photographs 2019 Chile ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily Yellow House / Alejandro Soffia Yellow House / Alejandro SoffiaSave this projectSaveYellow House / Alejandro Soffia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Architects: Alejandro Soffia Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Save this picture!© Juan Durán Sierralta+ 40Curated by Clara Ott Share Houses CopyHouses•Pucón, Chile Projects Area:  100 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this officeAlejandro SoffiaOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPucónChilePublished on April 01, 2019Cite: “Yellow House / Alejandro Soffia” [Yellow House / Alejandro Soffia] 01 Apr 2019. 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Five journalists wounded when second bomb follows first

first_img News Follow the news on Thailand Help by sharing this information Organisation RSF_en Five journalists who went to cover a roadside bombing in the far-south province of Narathiwat on 19 October were injured by a second bomb that went off around 45 minutes after the first one. Several police officers who had rushed to the scene were also injured by the second blast.“We voice our support for the injured journalists,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Covering such crime scenes is very complex, but the safety of journalists should always be the priority, both for the reporters themselves and for their news organizations.“In the case of terrorist bombings, it is not uncommon for the initial explosion to be followed by others with the purpose of causing more victims. As well as causing destruction and loss of life, the first bomb serves a lure for drawing reporters and police to the scene to be targeted by a second bomb.”An army patrol was the target of the first of the two bombs in Narathiwat province, which went off at around 11:15 am. The second one exploded in a tree about 100 metres from the first at noon. In all, 11 people were injured, including the five journalists. Two of the paramilitaries later died from their injuries.The five journalists who sustained injuries are AFP photographer Madaree Tohala (hit by shrapnel in the ear and back), Kreeya Tohtanee of Channel 7, Muranee Mama of the daily Siam Rath, Santhiti Korjitmate of Channel 5 and Pathitta Noosanthad of Thai PBS. They were all taken to Narathiwat hospital.Thailand’s far south is subject to intermittent rebel actions. This latest one follows the suspension of negotiations between the government and rebels at the start of the month. Exploding a second bomb after police and reporters arrive at the scene of an initial bomb blast is a method used by certain Islamist armed groups.Thailand is ranked 135th out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.As part of its mission to defend freedom of information, Reporters Without Borders has developed a package of safety resources for journalists travelling abroad. It includes insurance that covers war risks, a free “Press SOS” hotline for journalists in trouble and a Handbook for Journalists (see the safety package here).Credit : AFP Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar Receive email alerts ThailandAsia – Pacific Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years Newscenter_img May 12, 2021 Find out more October 21, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Five journalists wounded when second bomb follows first News News to go further August 21, 2020 Find out more June 12, 2020 Find out more ThailandAsia – Pacific Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedomlast_img read more


first_imgVariousPuratosBakery ingredients supplier Puratos UK has made three new appointments to its business development teams in a bid to deliver ambitious growth plans in the UK. Jo Greengrass (above) takes on the role of industrial sales manager bakery. Greengrass joins the firm from Maple Leaf Bakery, where she was senior national account manager of Sainsbury’s and, latterly, Marks & Spencer.Celine Vanbleus (below) joins the R&D bakery team. She has worked with Vandemoortele and Campden BRI and will focus on the development of new bakery ingredients and improver systems.Susie Milson (right) is the new out-of-home sales manager and worked with Smithfield Foods before joining Puratos.Louise NixonBAKO North WesternBAKO North Western has appointed Louise Nixon to the role of bids and tenders manager. Nixon has considerable experience in the tendering process gained from working with a large Australian utilities company. Her role at BAKO will encompass the entire process of bids and tenders.James SmithEdmeJames Smith (above right) joined natural ingredients supplier Edme earlier this year as sales director of the firm. Smith has several years of professional experience in related industries and will spearhead a move to broaden the product and market base for the Edme brand. The firm supplies flaked and kibbled malt cereals, bakery concentrated mixes and diatastic and non-diatastic malt flours.Ian NichollsCenFRAEurope’s leading centre of excellence for food robotics and automation, CenFRA, has appointed Ian Nicholls as managing director. Nicholls has been involved in the food and drink sector for almost 40 years. His principle role at CenFRA will be to raise the company’s profile by promoting its project support and management services for the food and drink manufacturing sector. Nicholls is a former chief executive of Allied Bakeries.Gary Lewis, Ruth HowesSilburyOils, fats and tomatoes supplier Silbury has made two new strategic appointments to expand its presence in the oils and fats market. Gary Lewis (right) joins the firm as director, oils and fats. Lewis previously worked with Cargill, Nortech and New Britain Palm Oil. Ruth Howes (right) has been promoted to sales director.last_img read more

Dead & Company Deliver Five More Tour Debuts In Saratoga Springs

first_imgDead & Company brought their summer tour to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY on Monday night. Eight shows into the run, the band still managed to keep things fresh with five tour debuts, including a rare rendition of a latter-day Dead tune.The night got started with Bob Weir and John Mayer trading vocals on Dead & Company staple “Jack Straw” before Mayer took charge on the tour’s first “Easy Wind”. The tune then moved into “Friend of the Devil”, with Weir switching to acoustic guitar as he sang the American Beauty classic. Next up was the tour debut of “Minglewood Blues”, which was followed by a subdued “Ship Of Fools” before the band moved on to 2018’s first “Corrinna” (the Weir-penned song, first performed by the Grateful Dead in 1992, has been played by D&C on one other occasion). Finally, the opening set wrapped up with an exciting “Cassidy” that allowed the band to exit the stage on an energetic note.Set two got off to a pleasant start with an ensemble take on The Band‘s “The Weight” that featured some nice group harmonies and saw Weir, Mayer, Jeff Chimenti, and Oteil Burbridge each lead the team through a verse. A brief foray into “The Other One” territory followed before the band dove into a delightful run of “Truckin’” > “He’s Gone” > “New Speedway Boogie”. After fairly standard takes on those three, D&C delivered one of the most interesting renditions of “Uncle John’s Band” of their three-year career.Following some solid improvisational work during the first part of the tune, Weir led the band into a “Supplication”-centric jam that gave way to “Drums” as all but Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann left the stage. The two drummers did their thing for about ten minutes until the rest of the band returned for a “Space” jam that coalesced into the remainder of “Uncle John’s Band,” which also featured some hints of the earlier “Supplication” jam. The set then came to a close with two more tour debuts—”Black Peter” and the classic “”Good Lovin’”—with the band returning to the stage for a quick take on the Grateful Dead’s biggest hit, 1987’s “Touch of Grey”.Dead & Company will continue their tour on Wednesday night with a show at the XFINITY Theatre in Hartford, CT. Check out last night’s setlist, as well as videos of both set-openers, below.Dead & Company – “Jack Straw”[Video:]Dead & Company – “The Weight” + “Other One Jam”[Video:]Setlist: Dead & Company | Saratoga Performing Arts Center | Saratoga Springs, New York | 6/11/18I: Jack Straw, Easy Wind > Friend of the Devil, Minglewood Blues, Ship of Fools, Corrina, CassidyII: The Weight, Other One Jam > Truckin’ > He’s Gone > New Speedway Boogie > Uncle John’s Band > Supplication Jam > Drums/Space > Uncle John’s Band, Black Peter > Good Lovin’E: Touch of Greylast_img read more

Chelsea’s Maurizio Sarri and Eden Hazard react to Man Utd, Arsenal and Tottenham defeats

first_imgMaurizio Sarri’s side face Burnley this evening (Picture: Getty)More to follow… Metro Sport ReporterMonday 22 Apr 2019 8:09 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link525Shares Comment Advertisement Advertisement Chelsea’s Maurizio Sarri and Eden Hazard react to Man Utd, Arsenal and Tottenham defeats Eden Hazard was asked about Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham’s defeats (Picture: Getty)Maurizio Sarri has urged his Chelsea team to focus on their own performances after seeing Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham all slip up in the top-four race.Third-placed Spurs were beaten by Manchester City on Saturday and Chelsea will move above the north London club with victory over Burnley on Monday evening.On Sunday, Manchester United suffered a demoralising 4-0 defeat at Everton before Arsenal failed to capitalise, losing to London rivals Crystal Palace.Asked about the results of Chelsea’s Premier League top-four rivals ahead of the Burnley clash, Sarri said: ‘It’s clear that in the last part of the season it is very difficult for every team.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘But I think we need to think only about our results, our performances and our matches.‘We have a big opportunity, of course. But we have to play in the same way for all of our matches. It will not be easy.’Eden Hazard was also asked about United, Arsenal and Tottenham’s results before the Burnley match and said: ‘All good for us, but only if we win our matches!‘We want to win this game and go third in the table.’last_img read more

Varma seeks new investments for €300m sustainable equity fund

first_imgWhile the portfolio contains €300m of investments now, Kaskela said Varma is actively developing and shaping it, and looking for new investment opportunities.The firm announced at the end of May that it was the country’s first earnings-related pension company to establish such a policy to steer its investments in all asset classes.According to the policy, the overall portfolio is being developed so that Varma’s investments are in line with the target of limiting global temperature increases to less than 2°C — as agreed at the Paris Climate Change Conference.In the shorter term, however, its goal is to shrink the carbon footprint of its listed equity investments by 25%, of listed corporate bonds by 15%, and that of real estate investments by 15% — all by 2020.Kaskela said it is not the case that Varma is now reallocating resources from other asset classes into the new sustainable equities portfolio, but rather that within the overall equities portfolio, the pensions investor is taking sustainability factors — and particularly climate change-related factors — into account in a more focused way.Kaskela said: “This is not exactly something we started today or this summer, because we have been excluding power companies that generate more than one third of their electricity with coal since early summer 2015.”But when you have a carbon footprint target, you need to allocate equities differently in order to be open about this, and in order to meet the targets.”As well as investing in firms that benefit from climate change mitigation, the sustainability portfolio also includes companies that have their own clear targets concerning climate change, or which do not incur major costs from adapting to climate change.It includes both industrial and consumer companies from a range of industries in developed markets, Kaskela said.Kaskela said she believed investing in renewable energy is profitable despite fears that Donald Trump’s victory in this month’s US presidential election will set the battle against climate change back.“Changes in US policy and regulations may slow the progress, but on a global scale I don’t believe that energy investments will change course,” she said. Finnish pensions insurer Varma says it has built up an equities portfolio designed to benefit from climate change mitigation, and is actively seeking assets to add to it.Varma, which is the Nordic country’s largest private investor with €42.4bn in assets at the end of September, said it began developing the portfolio in the second half of this year as part of its newly-published climate policy.The pension provider described the sustainability portfolio as the “flagship” of its responsible investment strategy.Hanna Kaskela, Varma’s portfolio manager in charge of building the sustainability portfolio, said: “We are allocating to equities in different ways and creating a more transparent role for sustainability.” last_img read more