Jigsaw Residence / David Jameson Architect

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/102569/jigsaw-residence-david-jameson-architect Clipboard Projects ArchDaily “COPY” Year:  2007 CopyHouses•Bethesda, United States Save this picture!© Paul Warchol Photography+ 25 Share Jigsaw Residence / David Jameson ArchitectSave this projectSaveJigsaw Residence / David Jameson Architect Photographs:  Paul Warchol PhotographyText description provided by the architects. Recycling a single story suburban house located on a busy corner site, the Jigsaw Residence introverts itself in a continuous spatial flow around an open air courtyard carved from the home’s remains. A matrix of spaces is linked by movement through them as storeys merge and spaces relate to each other as they rise and fall in a series of interlocked puzzle-like volumes giving a unique three dimensional framework to each space where plan and section respond to program simultaneously.Save this picture!© Paul Warchol PhotographyFundamental to the conception of the house is the notion of reflectivity, rendering unclear the boundaries between inside and outside. Light and space are modulated by meshing ribbons of wall and glass that form a tessellation of solid and void. The conditioning of these internal and external walls is identical. Planes of stucco exterior walls transform into plaster interior walls while passing through glass. Clerestory glazing and window constructs are carefully sited to afford privacy to the occupants while framing and extending views through the site.Save this picture!© Paul Warchol PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessWestside Bruennen / Studio LibeskindSelected ProjectsHouse On The Roof / FREAKS freearchitectsArticles Sharecenter_img Architects: David Jameson Architect Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/102569/jigsaw-residence-david-jameson-architect Clipboard Houses United States Jigsaw Residence / David Jameson Architect “COPY” Photographs CopyAbout this officeDavid Jameson ArchitectOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBethesdaHousesUnited StatesPublished on January 10, 2011Cite: “Jigsaw Residence / David Jameson Architect” 10 Jan 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardWindowsMitrexSolar WindowAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesBulbs / SpotsCocowebLighting – Compact Gallery White TracklightConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSealantsEffisusCrossing Perforations on RoofsWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodValchromat Panels for Interior DesignWindowspanoramah!®ah! MotorisationHingesSaliceHinges – PactaDrawers / Filing Cabinets / ShelvesBeneStorage Partition – PORTS StorageMore 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 streamlast_img read more

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Duikklok / Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten

first_imgPhotographs:  Tim Van de VeldeText description provided by the architects. In the first half of 2011 an urban pavilion by Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten has arisen in the Primus van Gils Park in Tilburg. Until now, this area in the city center had been characterized by an exceedingly patched up urban condition. This pavilion by Jacq. de Brouwer intends to reconcile its parts.Save this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeRecommended ProductsRenders / 3D AnimationAUGmentectureAugmented Reality Platform – AUGmentecture™WindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WindowsStudcoSteel Window Reveal – EzyRevealStanding firmly in the middle of the park and being clearly visible from all angles the pavilion’s key ambition is to become a spatial conductor. Dynamic connections to the surrounding greenery and the cityscape are forged. Two apartments stacked on top of a shared entrance level make up a circular-shaped five level structure. Rooms of both apartments that require privacy are grouped together on the third and fourth level. The rooms are made introvert and are kept within the core. The second and fifth level contain outward looking spaces.Save this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeLarge sweeping window bays provide maximum panoramic views and have the advantage of allowing the use of large sliding window panes that open up the façade. The window bays spiral upwards as if to actively search for optimum orientation. Privacy and engagement are caught in a whimsical display of twisting and turning. Like a combination lock the bays latch into their final position.Save this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeBy rendering the whole building in a dark glazed brick the impression of an amassing edifice is amplified. The suggestive weight grants the sweeping gestures tectonic forcefulness. A distinctive brick-laying technique of recessed bed joints and omitted head joints makes the masonry at times appear almost like textile. In its staged setting, this pavilion will be continuously at play to attune the space of the city.Save this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeProject gallerySee allShow lessStrategy and Tactics / a+tArticlesCTBUH Debuts their Skyscraper Resource SiteArticlesProject locationAddress:Gelrebaan, Oud-Noord Tilburg, The NetherlandsLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Duikklok / Bedaux de Brouwer ArchitectenSave this projectSaveDuikklok / Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten Projects CopyPavilion, Apartments•Tilburg, The Netherlands Save this picture!© Tim Van de Velde+ 30 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/210255/duikklok-bedaux-de-brouwer-architecten Clipboard ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/210255/duikklok-bedaux-de-brouwer-architecten Clipboard “COPY” Pavilion Architects: Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Duikklok / Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten The Netherlands Photographs Area:  576 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2011 CopyAbout this officeBedaux de Brouwer ArchitectenOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsCultural ArchitectureMuseums & ExhibitPavilionResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsTilburgHousingThe NetherlandsPublished on February 24, 2012Cite: “Duikklok / Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten” 24 Feb 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardBedsFlorenseBed – UpholsteredSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassMetal PanelsTrimoMetal Panel Finishes – ArtMeSkylightsLAMILUXRooflight F100 CircularWire MeshGKD Metal FabricsMetal Fabric in TransportationSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement-Bonded Particle Board – Viroc NatureMetal PanelsRHEINZINKSeam Systems – Flatlock TilesSofasMenuDining Bench – EaveTablesArtisanCoffee Table – BloopMore 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 “COPY”last_img read more

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New code of conduct lets Pakistani journalists … censor themselves

first_img Receive email alerts News News Called the Electronic Media (Programmes and Advertisements) Code of Conduct 2015, it is clearly designed to increase censorship of radio and TV programmes, which are already subject to close control.Consisting of a series of very restrictive provisions, the code combines rules of a professional ethical nature with other rules that limit the ability of journalists to comment on or criticize Islam, the judicial authorities and the armed forces.When deemed necessary, the media will also have to replace live broadcasting with delayed broadcasting to permit the removal of content that violates the directives. The code does not provide the media with a list of subjects that cannot be broadcast live, leaving it to them to decide what should be censored.As the new code does not explicitly mention sanctions, Pakistani journalists – who were at no time consulted during its drafting – fear that this omission could lead to completely arbitrary reprisals similar to those taken against Geo TV and its journalists.“The imposition of such a draconian code is unacceptable as it leaves a permanent threat hanging over Pakistan’s radio and TV stations,” said Christophe Deloire secretary-general Christophe Deloire.“The vague and imprecise character of some of the code’s provisions opens the way to drastic self-censorship by the Pakistani media on anything to do with Islam and other religions, and other matters that are fundamental to Pakistani society. The only leeway allowed to Pakistan’s journalists is in the selection of the content to be censored.”This rag-bag code, which also aims to protect minors and restrict incitement to violence, includes provisions that allow the authorities to censor any content that attacks “Islamic values, ideology of Pakistan or founding fathers of the nation” (article 3.1.a) or “derogatory remarks about any religion” (article 3.1.d).These concepts are vague and therefore dangerous. The same goes for the provision calling on the media not to cast “aspersions against the judiciary or armed forces” (article 3.1.j).The code also restricts coverage of “ongoing security operations” (article 8.8) or reporting the “number of victims” (article 8.7) during security or rescue operations unless previously authorized. The media must also “ensure that coverage of the activities in conflict zones are carried out in accordance with the guidelines issued by the concerned law enforcement agencies” (article 8.10).Pakistan is ranked 159th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Reporters Without Borders is concerned about the restrictive nature of a new code of conduct for radio and TV stations that was drafted by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), an information ministry offshoot, and took effect on 20 August. RSF_en to go further April 21, 2021 Find out more September 9, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New code of conduct lets Pakistani journalists … censor themselves Organisation Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Pakistan Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire June 2, 2021 Find out more PakistanAsia – Pacific Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder News PakistanAsia – Pacific News January 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Alan Clarke to leave Scottish Bakers

first_imgThe association has today announced that Alan Clarke, who has been chief executive for seven years, will leave Scottish Bakers in June.Clarke will leave the organisation at the end of June to take up the role of chief executive of Quality Meat Scotland.Craig McPhie, president of Scottish Bakers, said Clarke was leaving the association “in a much healthier position than when he joined”. During Clarke’s time as president, McPhie said Scottish Bakers “had built on the World Championship Scotch Pie Awards and established the Scottish Baker of the Year Awards, making a positive impact to each of the winning businesses.” He added that the association had also won Conference of the Year twice in a row, at the UK Association Awards.In conclusion, McPhie said: “I would like to thank Alan for everything he and his team have achieved and we sincerely wish him well for the future as we look to fill some very big shoes.”Scottish Bakers told British Baker that a recruitment process is underway.last_img read more

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Tioga County receives Community Health Assessment results

first_imgWhile the numbers are not extraordinarily different from previous assessments, current statistics are causing public health officials to take action. “That’s really where some of our concern lies. We are obviously concerned about adults in our county, but really looking at the children in our county, their health, and how we can lay a better foundation for them to have a healthier future,” said Tioga County Public Health Department Senior Public Health Educator Kylie Holochak. OWEGO (WBNG) — The Tioga County Public Health Department announced results for their Community Health Assessment. The survey is mandated by New York State, and is required to be given every five years. More than 800 Tioga County residents completed the survey. The findings show there has been an increase in obesity and substance use amongst children. Specifically, nearly 30 percent of residents report eating less than one fruit per day, and 25 percent consume at least one sugary drink daily. center_img In response to the updated numbers, the public health department has released their improvement plan, detailing issues to address, including children’s health. One of the areas the public health department focuses on is dental health, hosting services through their mobile dental unit, accessible for families and children. The improvement plan will also address women’s health, mental health, and substance use disorders. The assessment addresses multiple factors, including access to care, health outcomes, and physical environments.last_img read more

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Did a Global Flood Move Rocks Across Continents?  No, uh…

first_imgPaper View Sept 14, 2010 — Geologists were baffled.  Something moved rocks up to 3,000 miles across whole continents.  They found evidence in Asia and also in America.  How on earth could that happen?  Their list of explanations omitted one possibility: the transporting power of water.  Maybe it’s because it would have implied a global flood like the world had never seen.    An international team publishing in the GSA Bulletin wrote about “Extraordinary transport and mixing of sediment across Himalayan central Gondwana during the Cambrian�Ordovician.”1  They found similar detrital zircon samples across a wide swath of the Himalayan foothills, covering “great distances” of at least 3000 km and perhaps as much as 5000 km.  They used assumptions to rule out time as a factor, suggesting that this “extraordinary” transport of material occurred at one time.  What does it imply?  “In any case, by examining samples within a small window of well-constrained depositional ages from across the length of the Himalayan range, our data not only indicate extraordinary transport distances, but a high degree of sediment mixing and homogenization.”  They emphasized it again: “In this regard, both transport distances and sediment mixing within early Gondwana are extraordinary for the geologic record.”  It likely applies to “much, if not the whole of Gondwana” (the hypothetical supercontinent that broke up into today’s continents).    The Himalayas are not the only location.  They referred to evidence published earlier that assigns the origin of many of the Grand Canyon sediments to the Appalachian mountains thousands of kilometers to the east (09/15/2003).  Again, extraordinary long-distance transport mechanisms must have been in operation.  What could possibly do it?  Their short list of possible mechanisms omits one that creation geologists would probably be saying is intuitively obvious: a global flood.The causes of such a pattern might be unique to time and place, and may include a combination of (1) lack of continental vegetation, (2) clustering of continents near the equator, (3) increased continental weathering rates, (4) widespread uplift and erosion associated with regionally extensive and relatively synchronous orogenesis [mountain-building] recording supercontinental amalgamation, and (5) production of significant relief, providing stream power for large-scale river systems.A closer look reveals that none of those mechanisms contradicts a global flood; in fact, they would each appear to be consequences of one.  What else would produce any one or a combination of those causes?1.  Myrow, Hughes et al, “Extraordinary transport and mixing of sediment across Himalayan central Gondwana during the Cambrian�Ordovician,” Geological Society of America Bulletin Sept. 2010, v. 122 no. 9-10 p. 1660-1670, doi: 10.1130/B30123.1.Composite explanations are generally avoided in science because of Ockham’s Razor: “plurality should not be posited without necessity.”  If a scientist explains the yard being wet by saying, “It might have rained, or the sprinklers might have come on, or a water-spraying truck drove by,” the power of the explanation is decreased.  Here, the scientists admitted that something extraordinary – something possibly unique in the geologic record – occurred to move sediments so far at one time.  (Notice, incidentally, this amounts to a rejection of uniformitarianism.)  Nothing like that is seen happening today.  Special pleading is also to be avoided when explaining things scientifically, but isn’t that what they just did?  They did not explain with reference to natural law and observable, repeatable processes.  They said, essentially, that an extraordinary one-time effect might have been caused by five things or any combination of them.  On the surface of it, the explanation sounds weak.    A scientific explanation is strengthened when a single cause explains multiple effects.  Suppose your yard is wet, some objects are knocked over and a swath of wetness covers several homes in a line.  Which explanation is better?  (A) House #1 turned the sprinklers on, house #2 had a watering truck drive by, house #3 got rained on and house #4 had an above-ground pool that leaked, and the houses just happened to be in a line.  (B) There was a brush fire nearby and a water-dropping plane doused the area.    A global flood would produce all 5 effects that the geologists listed as causes: (1) a lack of continental vegetation, because it had been stripped away at the onset of the flood; (2) clustering of continents near the equator, because creationists generally agree the continents split apart as the fountains of the great deep opened; (3) weathering rates increased dramatically (well, duh); (4) widespread uplift and erosion associated with regionally extensive and synchronous mountain building occurred (because the mountain ranges formed as a consequence of the dividing continents, and erosion was intense); and (5) production of significant relief, providing stream power for large-scale river systems, because the new mountains caused dramatic runoff as the waters receded, transporting soft sediments over vast distances.  One more for good measure: a global flood would explain the “high degree of sediment mixing and homogenization” of sediments they observed.    Notice that the secular geology explanation cannot account for increased weathering rates, widespread erosion, homogenization, synchronous mountain building and large-scale river systems (cf. 04/30/2009, “Are Secular Geologists Ready to Consider a Global Flood?”).  In the current example, the composite, special-pleading scenario in the paper leaves much to be desired as a scientific explanation.  Biblical creationists can point to a single cause that explains all the effects.  They have eyewitness testimony, too: Yes, uh… Noah.(Visited 17 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Brand South Africa breaks ground in Free State

first_imgFree State delegates sign the Brand SouthAfrica pledge to uphold the nation brandand position the country as a topinvestment and tourism destination. Free State MEC for Economic Development,Tourism and Environmental Affairs,Mxolisi Dukwana.(Images: Nicky Rehbock) MEDIA CONTACTS • Brand South Africa+27 11 483 0122RELATED ARTICLES• KZN innovators show how it’s done • South Africa is Africa’s top nation brand • Building a thriving nation brand• EC entrepreneurs in the spotlight Nicky RehbockBrand South Africa headed to the Free State on 17 November 2011 to urge all residents of the province to build the nation’s reputation and position it for global competitiveness.This was the message relayed at the fifth Brand South Africa Stakeholder Summit in Bloemfontein, attended by representatives from government, business and civil society.Taking place in each of the nine provinces, the summits aim to increase provincial participation in the nation-branding effort and encourage active citizenship – which, in turn, will help position the country as a top investment and tourism destination.Speaking at the summit, Brand South Africa programme manager for civil society Leo Makgamathe said that the branding of the country is not a matter of choice, but a necessity.To be successful it requires the combined effort of government, citizens, business, political parties, charities, the media, academia and sporting organisations.“With globalisation speeding up the production and movement of goods, services, investment and talent, perceptions of nations have to be actively managed,” Makgamathe added.And this is no different in South Africa.The country has recently achieved four key milestones: it managed a highly successful Fifa World Cup; came through the world-wide recession almost unscathed; joined Brazil, Russia, China and India in the BRICS economic bloc; and held its fourth free and fair local elections since 1994.“This has underlined that South Africa is an important developing nation in its own right – which has to be marketed to the world,” Makgamathe said.Strong nation brand vital for Free State “The economy of the Free State is built on agriculture and its mines, but increasingly we are looking to tourism as a growth sector and hope to expand our manufacturing base,” the province’s MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Mxolisi Dukwana said at the summit.The Free State is also looking to diversify by developing its logistics capacity, ICT sector, innovation and research, agri-processing and pharmaceuticals.“So what we, and South Africa, need is more investment. How people see a country is vital in this regard. The image of a country makes an integral contribution in attracting tourists, investors and in building trade relationships,” Dukwana added.The government’s role in this is ensuring the country has enabling policies to attract trade and investment, but South Africans also have to believe in themselves to position the country as a viable destination.“We must be bold enough to face our fears and challenges, and understand what we’re about. In doing that we can become our own marketers. In our diversity we also need to have one identity and be proud of it. Often we’re too negative and hard on ourselves,” the MEC told summit delegates.“I urge all of you to do your ‘national service’ and respond when Brand South Africa calls, so that we can work together to create a truly great South Africa for all.”last_img read more

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Are happier citizens making Singapore a smart city leader?

first_imgSurveillance at the Heart of Smart Cities Related Posts While many governments are recent converts to the smart city ideology, Singapore has been a movement leader for decades. And the Asian city-state is about to ramp up its efforts with its soon-to-be-unveiled Smart Nations strategy.The GovTech site features a lengthy discussion with Singapore’s CIO Chan Cheow Hoe which serves as a master-class in smart city planning.Over the years Chan says one of Singapore’s biggest revelations is that effective smart city programs must be first and foremost customer-centric.“The whole idea is to first establish a relationship…and a point of trust between government and the people,” he says.“The second thing — that I think is very important — is the concept of what we call ‘frictionless’ government,” Chan says. “What we are trying to do is to take out all this unnecessary friction as much as possible, and this goes back to the customer experience.”Singapore’s lengthy smart city history includes such projects as traffic congestion analytics, waste monitoring and sustainable buildings.Driving the city-state’s early smart city adoption was its need to maximize the use of its compact 427 square miles of geography to best serve its bustling population of 5.6 million.One of the biggest smart city challenges faced by Singapore, and indeed all global governments, is modernizing outdated legacy IT systems. Legacy systems often hinder shifting infrastructure to the cloud and frequently dampen innovative thinking.See also: NuTonomy cabs ready for hailing in SingaporeHowever, Singapore tackled this familiar bugbear by focusing its efforts on improving customer service while minimizing service disruptions to its core systems.“We started splitting up what we call our system of records with the system of engagement,” says Chan.  “We made the legacy system just a simple system of records. We shut off the front end and we essentially built a funnel on top of it.”He says this allowed Singapore to be agile in building front end customer services while leaving the legacy systems relatively intact.“It decreases the need for the legacy systems significantly, and over a period of time allows resources to be dedicated to the customer experience,” he says.These improvements allowed Singapore to build up a trust-based relationship with its citizens through its digitalID strategy. This strategy focused on breaking various pools of data out of their silos to remove much of the friction in government-citizen interactions, manifesting in such projects as MyInfo.Singapore has data issues sorted outMyInfo pulls data on citizens from various departments into a useable pool of verified information.“Instead of you bringing your ID card and everything to show these things, you don’t have to do these unnecessary transactions anymore because the data is pulled directly,” he says. “This data doesn’t belong to the government — the data still belongs to you as an individual — but you have the right to consent to give that data to somebody else.”Singapore is presently embarking on its ambitions Smart Nation initiative which will include the deployment one of the most sprawling sensor and camera networks a city has ever seen.And with such a vast array of sensors, the obvious issue of how to secure such expansive Internet of Things (IoT) technology.Chan says securing IoT is a running battle that no one can solve with a silver bullet.“The question for us now is really about categorizing systems. There are highly secure systems we will spend a lot of money protecting,” says Chan. “For the rest, it is what it is.”“If something happens to it we are just going to accept the risk and move on, as long as the risk is not so big that it actually cripples certain critical services in the country.” Donal Power Tags:#cybersecurity#infrastructure#Internet of Things#IoT#Singapore#Smart Cities center_img How Connected Communities Can Bolster Your Busi… How IoT Will Play an Important Role in Traffic … For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In…last_img read more

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