KLM House / Project.DWG ~ Architecture

first_imgCopyText description provided by the architects. Due to the complex urban context and privacy concerns the house is lifted from ground level and placed on concrete columns. Lifting the building ensures that the wall openings can be oversized, without affecting the privacy. The position of these openings creates interesting vistas over the surrounding cityscape.Save this picture!© EdstepThe house is designed as a secretaire. From the outside the house appears as a black box, due to the façade of wooden planks treated with black oil, while on the inside it appears light and spacious. Opening all windows in the summer gives the feeling of living in the open air. The sliding doors and wooden slats provides privacy. By closing of the dwelling it offers a cozy shelter against the (typical Dutch) wet and windy weather.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe staircase, which is the heart of the house, not only connects the different spaces, but also ensures a natural closeness. This closeness is emphasized by the vertical slats that define the stairs . Integrating the doors to the bathroom and bedroom into the wall, provides a more tranquil living room.At the top the staircase opens up in a roof terrace. The terrace makes further use of limited plot surface and offers a great view over the cityscape.Save this picture!© Rene FokkinkProject gallerySee allShow lessUnified Architectural Theory: Chapter 4ArticlesB House / Domenack ArquitectosSelected Projects Share Photographs Year:  The Netherlands photographs:  Rene Fokkink, Jeannet Stassen, EdstepPhotographs:  Rene Fokkink, Jeannet Stassen, Edstep+ 18 Share “COPY” 2010 2010 Year:  KLM House / Project.DWG ~ ArchitectureSave this projectSaveKLM House / Project.DWG ~ ArchitectureSave this picture!© Rene FokkinkHouses•Enschede, The Netherlands Projectscenter_img Architects: Project.DWG ~ Architecture Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/508632/klm-house-project-dwg-architecture Clipboard Area:  55 m² Area:  55 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/508632/klm-house-project-dwg-architecture Clipboard Houses KLM House / Project.DWG ~ Architecture ArchDaily “COPY” CopyAbout this officeProject.DWG ~ ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesEnschedeHousesThe NetherlandsPublished on May 24, 2014Cite: “KLM House / Project.DWG ~ Architecture” 24 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore 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

[Breaking] Railways To Resume Passenger Train Services In Select Routes From May 12

first_imgNews Updates[Breaking] Railways To Resume Passenger Train Services In Select Routes From May 12 LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK10 May 2020 9:03 AMShare This – xIndian Railways will gradually restart passenger train operations from 12th May, 2020, initially with 15 pairs of trains (30 return journeys). These trains will be run as special trains from New Delhi Station connecting Dibrugarh, Agartala, Howrah, Patna, Bilaspur, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar, Secunderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Madgaon, Mumbai Central, Ahmedabad and Jammu…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIndian Railways will gradually restart passenger train operations from 12th May, 2020, initially with 15 pairs of trains (30 return journeys). These trains will be run as special trains from New Delhi Station connecting Dibrugarh, Agartala, Howrah, Patna, Bilaspur, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar, Secunderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Madgaon, Mumbai Central, Ahmedabad and Jammu Tawi. Thereafter, Indian Railways shall start more special services on new routes, based on the available coaches after reserving 20,000 coaches for COVID-19 care centres and adequate number of coaches being reserved to enable operation of up to 300 trains everyday as “Shramik Special” for stranded migrants. Booking for reservation in these trains will start at 4 pm on 11th May and will be available only on the IRCTC website (https://www.irctc.co.in/). Ticket booking counters at the railway stations shall remain closed and no counter tickets (including platform tickets) shall be issued. Only passengers with valid confirmed tickets will be allowed to enter the railway stations. It will be mandatory for the passengers to wear face cover and undergo screening at departure and only asymptomatic passengers will be allowed to board the train. Further details including train schedule will be issued separately in due course.Passenger train services have remained suspended since March 22.On May 1, the Centre had allowed the running of special trains for transportation of migrants and stranded persons.(Source : PIB)Next Storylast_img read more

Can Insurance Scheme Be Formed For Advocates Like Done By Delhi Govt? Karnataka HC Asks State Govt

first_imgNews UpdatesCan Insurance Scheme Be Formed For Advocates Like Done By Delhi Govt? Karnataka HC Asks State Govt Mustafa Plumber2 March 2021 9:14 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court on Tuesday suggested the State government to convene a meeting of officer bearers of Bar Association, State government officials, LIC and four public sector Insurance companies including New Indian Insurance company, to ascertain whether a scheme can be evolved for the benefit of Advocates, as was done by the Delhi Government last year. A division bench of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Karnataka High Court on Tuesday suggested the State government to convene a meeting of officer bearers of Bar Association, State government officials, LIC and four public sector Insurance companies including New Indian Insurance company, to ascertain whether a scheme can be evolved for the benefit of Advocates, as was done by the Delhi Government last year. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Aravind Kumar orally asked the state government “Whether on the lines of Delhi Government something can be worked out in cooperation with Life Insurance Corporation of India, or any other insurance company.” In its order it noted that “Needless to add that the State government will have to consider making the said schemes applicable to eligible members of the Bar, across the state.” The direction followed after a memo was submitted by the Advocate’s Association of Bengaluru bringing to the notice of the court the order passed by the Delhi High Court, on October 7, 2020. By its order, the Delhi High Court had approved the insurance policy decided by the Delhi Government, with the assistance of the Bar Council of Delhi, to implement the Chief Minister Advocate Welfare Scheme. The Single Bench of Justice Prathiba M Singh has approved the policy which will provide medical and life insurance to 29077 advocates residing in Delhi. Chief Justice Oka said “We grant two weeks-time to enable the state government to respond.” It also directed the Central government to inform on whether any Committee has been set up by the Department of Legal affairs, to frame a structured scheme to provide insurance to advocates and whether any recommendation has been made by the said committee.” The directions were given during the hearing of a suo-motu petition, initiated after two letters written to it highlighting the difficulty faced by patients tested positive for coronavirus in getting immediate medical treatment at affordable prices.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Home sales, prices rose in January as inventory hit new low

first_imgHousing inventory fell to yet another historic low in January with a mere 1.04 million units on the market, down 1.9 percent from December and down nearly 26 percent from a year earlier.At last month’s rate, the unsold inventory would be bought in 1.9 months. Seventy percent of homes sold last month were on the market for less than a month.Joel Kan, head of industry forecasting at the Mortgage Bankers Association, said the limited supply was pushing up prices. The median price across all housing types was $303,900 in January, up 14 percent from $266,300 in January 2020.The average purchase loan size recorded in MBA’s weekly survey of the mortgage market has been reaching historic highs for weeks. Last week, the average loan size was $412,200.Kan noted that the rate of new building permits, an indicator of new residential construction, made significant gains last month, despite the rate of housing starts declining.“[That] hopefully bodes well for more choices for buyers and slower price growth in the spring,” he said in a statement.Contact Erin Hudson Housing MarketResidential Real Estate Housing inventory fell to a historic low last month. (iStock, Andrew Wyeth via MOMA / Photo Illustration by The Real Deal) Sales of existing homes continued to surge in January.The pace of sales increased 0.7 percent from December to an annual rate of 6.69 million, according to the National Association of Realtors’ monthly report. January’s rate was up nearly 24 percent year-over-year.NAR’s chief economist, Lawrence Yun, said the pace would have been even higher if not for the lack of housing available for purchase.“Sales easily could have been even 20 percent higher if there had been more inventory and more choices,” he said in a statement.Read moreAmericans bought 5.6M homes last year — the most since the bubblePending homes sales dip for fourth straight month, but still break recordHousing starts fall for first time since August Tags Message* Email Address* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Share via Shortlink Full Name*last_img read more

CHANNEL 44 NEWS: Body Cam Footage Released of Officer-Involved Traffic Stop

first_imgBody Cam Footage Released of Officer-Involved Traffic StopOCTOBER 7TH, 2017  TYRONE MORRIS EVANSVILLE, INDIANAEvansville Police say body camera video proves one of its officers did not act improperly during a traffic stop. It stems from an incident in August that involved former city councilwoman Stephanie Brinkerhoff-Riley.In a Facebook post, she accused the officer of encouraging her to use her connections as an attorney to have a traffic ticket thrown out.EPD says while the officer said he knew who Brinkerhoff-Riley was, he said he still had to give her the ticket for running a stop sign because the intersection was known for a lot of traffic violations.The department says the body camera footage proves the officer did nothing wrong. 44News spoke to Brinkerhoff-Riley by phone this afternoon.She says she stands by her claim exactly as she described:OFFICER: On a normal day of the week, I wouldn’t give you a ticket cause I know who you are however, we’re really hitting this intersection cause it’s been bad latelySTEPHANIE: Yeah, I live…I live right on the other sideOFFICER: It’s just for disregarding the stop sign I don’t think it’s pointable…STEPHANIE: Is it deferrable?OFFICER: Probably, you don’t have any convictions so if you just go talk to the judge about it, I’m sure you know plenty of them.To view the body cam footage released by EPD, click here.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Press release: PM meeting with Sinn Féin leaders: 15 October 2018

first_img This afternoon, the Prime Minister Theresa May met Sinn Féin to discuss the recent progress in the final stage of negotiations with European Union. In particular, the Prime Minister reaffirmed her commitment to there being no hard border between Northern Ireland and Ireland and no border in the Irish Sea. They discussed the need to restore the Northern Ireland Executive, the PM reconfirmed the UK Government’s commitment to its role in this process and that the Secretary of State for NI will be introducing legislation to ensure public services in NI will continue to be delivered. A Downing Street spokesperson said: The Prime Minister gave an update on the progress that has been made over the last few days with the EU and discussed the unresolved issues relating to the backstop.last_img read more

Reids shells out £1m on production

first_imgReids of Caithness has made a £1m investment in a new production site, with plans to more than double staff numbers.The third-generation business, located in the Scottish Highlands, is set to move part of its ever-expanding production into a unit at Ormlie Industrial Estate in Thurso at the end of September.The company currently hires 40 members of staff at its Riverside Place headquarters, and it is set to employ a further 80 personnel at the new location. It will also be investing in new equipment to ensure the factory runs efficiently.Gary Reid, co-owner of Reids of Caithness, told British Baker: “In order for the snail to grow bigger, it has to shed its shell. We needed to look at an alternative location and found this site last year. We were so impressed with the premises, we could already see it being a bakery.“It has the capacity for 120 people and it already has good segregation for aspects such as a raw meat line facility. With new equipment and lines coming into the business, we’re looking to produce more efficiently and maximise on the space that we have got.”In addition, Reids of Caithness has started the production of its first line of freshly made pizza products at its existing premises. Using a stone-decked oven as part of a unit on the side of the existing bakery, the firm has created an Italian-inspired range freshly made and baked. It will be initially sold in Reids of Caithness’ retail units.The business is continuing to reach overseas markets, most recently designing a new tin biscuit product for China, in shortbread and sweet biscuit varieties. It is due to be launched in August this year. “Exports have taken off for us and we are doing well in China,” said Reid. “We’ve had lots of interest for many places, as we are close to doing a deal with Portugal, and the Japanese market is looking promising.”last_img read more

French coffee house opens in Birmingham

first_imgA French-inspired coffee house has opened at The Cube, in Birmingham.La Madeleine is on the seventh level of the complex and offers baguettes and artisan coffee, a range of traditional French pastries and loaves, as well as a lunch menu including fresh salads.Owner restaurant entrepreneur Mike Nayla said: “Madeleine is a continuation of my investment into Birmingham, which is home to some of the most celebrated culinary names in the country and it is really exciting to be able to play a part in its delicious diversity.“I am thrilled to have been given the opportunity to take on a second unit in The Cube and am looking forward to driving the success of this new venture.”Madeleine is now open for breakfast from 7am with lunch from 11.30am. Future plans include afternoon tea and, with the venue being fully licensed, there are additional plans to serve a small selection of alcoholic beverages.last_img read more

Brioche Pasquier turns its desserts into petits fours

first_imgBrioche Pasquier has turned some of its popular dessert recipes into petits fours, so that diners can enjoy a bite-size taste of all their favourites.The new Petits Fours Envies Sucrées (which translates as sweet desires) collection consists of nine varieties of “intricate French sweet heaven”, according to the company. It said: “Perfectly crafted, baked, filled and finished by Brioche Pasquier’s master pâtissiers, every little petit four is beautiful in its own right and, served as a collection, makes a stunning display of expert pâtisserie.”It suggested the miniature treats would be ideal for special occasions where nostalgic recipes go down well, such as weddings, birthday celebrations and Mother’s Day, for example.Old favourites such as Chocolate Tartelette, Lemon Tartelette, Coffee Éclair, Chocolate Éclair and Apple & Blackcurrant Squares are joined by a lime green Pistachio Rectangle and a Raspberry Financier.Brioche Pasquier said in a statement: “These delicious individual bites fit the trend for mini-desserts perfectly, or are ideal as part of an afternoon tea offering.“They can be presented as beautiful sweet sharing platters for everyone to dip into at the end of a meal or as a café gourmand, a coffee with a couple of petits fours on the side.”The Petits Fours Envies Sucrées come frozen in packs of 53 and have an 18-month shelf life.last_img read more

Designing in the human context

first_imgThat particular Monday morning began with a deceptively simple direction: “Focus on one person, and stay in a straight line with them, while remaining within the bounds of the circle.”A frenzy of movement and laughter ensued, and each iteration of this team-building activity ended in a comical confrontation between two people — just as likely roommates as a professor-student pair. More than just an icebreaker, though, the scene was a primer in human dynamics: a first lesson in engineering design.For a week in January, 40 students from a variety of backgrounds — comparative literature to computer science — engaged in a “design thinking” workshop led by IDEO, an internationally renowned design consulting firm. Throughout, the human element was key — How do people actually use a product? — as was a certain amount of ad-libbed fun.By midweek, the second-floor conference room of Maxwell Dworkin looked as though it had been hit by a tornado. Sticky notes covered the walls and dry erase boards, scattered with phrases, concepts, and ideas: “Huge!,” “Turtle backpack,” “Imagination pod,” “Mentor program,” “Kung fu video,” and more. Glue guns, markers, and poster board littered the floor; spaghetti and tape spilled into the adjacent lounge.The course, “jDesign,” was among many programs available to students during Optional Winter Activities Week, the jam-packed conclusion to Winter Break at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS).“Design is about making decisions, often in the face of uncertainty.”“JDesign” was spearheaded by Gu-Yeon Wei, Gordon McKay Professor of Electrical Engineering and associate dean for academic programs at SEAS, with support from Joseph Zinter, a former design preceptor at SEAS (now at Yale University).“Design is about making decisions, often in the face of uncertainty,” Zinter said. “It’s like running a race where the course keeps splitting. Each fork is a decision.”“The good designer adheres to a process — a set of tools and techniques that guides them in the decision-making process,” Zinter said. “JDesign is about teaching those tools and techniques.”Students were assigned to seven groups and asked to create and present a “starter kit” for a person with some goal. One group decided to make a toolbox for a high school graduate transitioning to college; another designed items that the homeless of Harvard Square could use to stay warm during harsh winters. Throughout the design process, each team was urged to consider human factors; one team devised a lovable stuffed turtle to help an overwhelmed sophomore select a concentration at Harvard.Intertwined with formal presentations by IDEO on topics such as human-centered design and visual thinking were brainstorming sessions, role-playing games, construction projects, and man-on-the-street interviews.Siyabulela Xuza ’12, a South African student who participated in the course, noted the impact that the workshops had on him as an aspiring engineer.“Academically, it’s given me a paradigm shift,” he said. “I’ve been given tools to know how to approach problems by considering human factors — putting humans at the center, and also really asking myself questions about the day-to-day things that we do.”“I came in here thinking that I knew how to design on the world, imposing solutions,” Xuza added, “but learning about humans throughout the design process taught me how to design in the world.”Emi Nietfeld ’15, a freshman with an artistic background, particularly enjoyed the opportunity to program using Arduino, a hardware-software combination designed for people at all skill levels.“It was awesome to see that there’s this whole world out there just meant to empower people to build stuff,” she said. “I really like that we had ideas and made them right away.”The workshop was led by David Goligorsky and other IDEO employees and facilitated by graduate students from SEAS and the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD). The faculty and facilitators integrated seamlessly into the design teams, learning just as much from their energetic teammates as they contributed in expertise.Wei hopes that the inaugural workshop will continue to inspire “channeled innovation” in the students who participated.“I was really impressed by the creativity and the energy,” he said. “Everyone evolved throughout the week from what they thought they were going to work on, on day one, to what they actually ended up working on and presenting on day five. I’m hoping we can all take what we learned throughout this week and apply it to what we do, whether it be research, whether it be courses, [or] continuing on to design new projects.”The workshop pushed beyond the traditional perception of engineering as a math-centric, technical domain, emphasizing that effective engineering design is informed by (and resides within) the context of the humanities and social sciences.Said Nietfeld: “There’s the product side of things, and there’s the story side of things, and we did both [during jDesign], but the story was so important. You could’ve had a loaf of bread, and if you told the right story about it, everybody would be like, ‘Oh my God, that’s so cool — it’s a loaf of bread!’”“For an engineering program, jDesign was pretty progressive,” said Zinter. “SEAS is pushing hard against the conventional engineering paradigm, and that’s pretty rad.”Besides Wei, Zinter, and Goligorsky, major contributors to the course were Brad Crane (GSD/IDEO), Jawn Lim (GSD), Faye Hayes (GSD), Nathan King (GSD), Avi Uttamchandani (design preceptor at SEAS), Conor Walsh (assistant professor of mechanical and biomedical engineering at SEAS), and Beth Altringer (visiting lecturer on innovation and behavior at SEAS).The course was supported by the Harvard President’s January Innovation Fund for Faculty. <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2D0KSARstA” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”> <img src=”https://img.youtube.com/vi/S2D0KSARstA/0.jpg” alt=”0″ title=”How To Choose The Correct Channel Type For Your Video Content ” /> </a>last_img read more