Semi Detached House on a Hillside / MWArchitekten

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/915284/semi-detached-house-on-a-hillside-mwarchitekten Clipboard Collaborators:Berchtold Holzbau WolfurtDesign Team:Thomas BerchtoldCity:HohenemsCountry:AustriaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Adolf BereuterRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapText description provided by the architects. Before the Boom of the family house started, generations have naturally lived under one roof. Now the society moves closer together due to climbing construction and real estate prices. This is an opportunity and a positive process against urban sprawl and to counteract the social isolation.Save this picture!© Adolf BereuterFor private builders, the semi-detached house is a financially and resource-efficient solution for living together under one roof, for compact housing, with due respect for the demands of individual privacy and local conditions. The house is an outstanding example of a young couple taking some risk to contribute to a sustainable development, attractive spatial planning on the highest ecological standards.Save this picture!© Adolf BereuterIn this semi-detached house, the young architects are both builders of the entire buidling and sellers of one half. Based on the budget and the desire to create sustainable housing, the decision was made to build a semi-detached house of two entities of 125 square meters and two carports, on an area of around 600 square meters.Save this picture!© Adolf BereuterThe challenge to create something beautiful with little resources and with the restriction of the construction site required a carefully planned house up to the furnishings. The aim of the architect couple was to create an ecological architecture that does not fall into sterility and artificiality. As a model for this purpose the architects studied housing typologies that have been developed over generations. The facade design is based on the atmospheric qualities of these traditional structures. Each half of the semi-detached house receives its individual fingerprint.Save this picture!PlanSave this picture!SectionThe semi-detached house, has been carefully adapted to the natural terrain, it fits both respectfully and confidently into the surroundings. The volume and the roof shape transists between the heterogeneous buildings and rooflandscape in the area. The architects made skillfull use of the hillside without great earth movement. In the interior space, the hillside becomes noticeable in steps towards the living room and the terrace.Save this picture!© Adolf BereuterThe sensitivity of the house can be experienced both in the centimeter-accurate utilization of the floorarea as well as in the execution of the materialization and the details. Above all, however, the origin of the local woods and the surface treatments have been harminized between the, exclusively regional, entrepreneurs, which makes the interior harmonious and unified.Save this picture!© Adolf BereuterThis very well thought trough planning saved on the essential costs, the property, the floor space and the volume. The compact building creates intimacy. At the same time the rooms appear generous. This is achieved by skilfully incorporating the topography into the building and spatial sequences designed down to the last detail, such as visual axes.Save this picture!© Adolf BereuterDespite its simple timber frame structure insulated with cellulose the compact volume of the semi-detached house typology as well as the three floors at minimum room height cause the house an excellent energy balance. The low-energy house is heated by a geothermal heat pump. An artificial ventilation was omitted for cost reasons. Instead, there is a fully programmable skylight at the highest point of the staircase providing fresh air and night cooling.Save this picture!© Adolf BereuterSave this picture!© Adolf BereuterProject gallerySee allShow lessTheatre House / Cadaval & Solà-MoralesSelected ProjectsHotel Mercer 5* at Mansion Castelar / Cruz y Ortiz ArquitectosSelected Projects Share Semi Detached House on a Hillside / MWArchitektenSave this projectSaveSemi Detached House on a Hillside / MWArchitekten Projects ArchDaily Lukas Mähr, Carmen Wurz Photographs Year:  “COPY” CopyHouses•Hohenems, Austria 2019 “COPY” Houses Area:  250 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Adolf Bereuter Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Cosentino, PREFA, Roto, Stiebel Eltron, Thede & Witte Semi Detached House on a Hillside / MWArchitekten Lead Architects: Save this picture!© Adolf Bereuter+ 20Curated by Paula Pintos Share CopyAbout this officeMWArchitektenOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHohenemsAustriaPublished on April 18, 2019Cite: “Semi Detached House on a Hillside / MWArchitekten” 18 Apr 2019. 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Oxford continues to admit the fewest state school applicants in the UK

first_imgAdditionally, HESA did not collect data from Scottish institutes of higher education for low participation neighbourhoods, but did for state school data. A new report from HESA shows Oxford to be among top 10 major UK Universities with least amount of 2017 entrants from low participation backgrounds, at 4.1%. “Talent can be found in every part of the country, but access to higher education is currently significantly limited by background. “However, while we are performing well against current targets and these changes are encouraging, we are keen to build on this progress and increase the pace of change and make Oxford itself more diverse. A recent Cherwell article also demonstrated the unequal financial burdens shared by different colleges regarding their outreach efforts. Oxford’s 1,430 state school entrants in 2017 composed 58.2% of total entrants, compared with 1,475 students and 57% in 2016. In both years, Oxford and Cambridge ranked first and second respectively on their state school selectivity. The think tank Reform said: “Research undertaken by Reform in 2018 found considerable discomfort from universities with the current measure used to assess disadvantage, which uses POLAR3 data. “Our ambition is that future generations should have equal opportunities to access and succeed in higher education, and to achieve successful and rewarding careers – whatever their background.” An Office for Students (OfS) spokesperson commented: “Across the higher education sector, young people from the most advantaged neighbourhoods are more than twice as likely to go to university as those from the least advantaged areas, and over six times as likely to get into the most selective universities. This report highlights ongoing concerns over Oxford’s image of exclusivity. Earlier this term, Lord Andrew Adonis called for the creation of a new undergraduate college to improve “access with excellence.” In a press recent press release, Dr Luke Heselwood, Reform Senior Researcher and author of the report ‘Gaining Access: Increasing the participation of disadvantaged students at elite universities’, said: “If Ministers want to do better, they should do three things: find a better measure for assessing disadvantage, evaluate universities’ spending on widening participation and campaign to encourage applications from disadvantaged students.” This was an increase of 10 students and 0.6% percentage points from 2016 entrants, when 90 out of 2,660 students came from low participation backgrounds. “2) With time and consistent commitment to bespoke collaboration with schools and prospective students, we hope to break down perceived barriers to entry, as we continue to encourage more talented applicants of all backgrounds that Oxford can be, and is for them.” “The think tank has previously called for a national campaign similar to Better Make Room in the USA, which targets disadvantaged pupils via text and Snap Chat to encourage applications from those with high enough grades.” Oxford’s 25 mature undergraduate entrants with no prior higher education background in 2017 contrasted with the complete absence of any entrants fitting that category in 2016. A spokesperson for Oxford University told Cherwell: “Oxford has taken a concerted, strategic approach to reaching a more representative selection of students from across the UK. Our proportion of state school students has been steadily rising as a result, and in 2017-18 we attracted more students from under-served areas and low traditions of pursuing higher education, than ever before. Mature students with no previous higher education background constituted only 0.43% of 2017 entrants. “Reform is again calling for universities to publish detailed breakdowns of their widening participation spending to the Office for Stdents, to help understand which programmes are effective and to improve value for money. Oxford also continues to take on the smallest percentage of state school entrants, at 58.2%. With only 100 out of 2,560 entrants coming from low participation neighbour- hoods, Oxford ranked 7th in this capacity among major UK Universities. “1) Our commitment to being more reflective of wider-society and building a University environment where everyone feels welcome, valued and respected, will be reflected in our future access targets and continued investment in supporting ambitious under-represented students via our recently expanded UNIQ summer school, Target Oxbridge partnership and general outreach initiatives in communities where Oxford is perhaps not the first choice University. UK universities’ average state school percentage was 76.8%. In 2016, Cambridge and Oxford had the top two lowest percentages of low participation background. “The think tank is reiterating its call for a new measure for assessing universities progress in improving access, which takes into acount key indicators not currently considered, such as Free School Meal status. The study defined “low participation” areas by ranking data from the 2001 Census Area Statistics wards in conjunction with data from UCAS and other sources on youth higher education participation. “Major University” was defined as a school that had more than 1,000 full time entrants.last_img read more

Lessons of the Week: Daniel Radcliffe, Lea Michele & More

first_imgStop everything! Before you jump in the car and speed off to the beach for the weekend, aren’t you forgetting something? You’ve got sunscreen, road trip tunes, an itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka dot bikini (or, um, banana hammock?)…But wait, it’s not officially the weekend until you’ve read the Lessons of the Week! Read below to get a refresher on all of the crazy stuff that happened over the last seven days. You won’t regret it. We promise.God, Daniel Radcliffe Hopes He Gets ItHarry Potter stud Daniel Radcliffe has a steady gig in The Cripple of Inishmaan, but he’s already got his eyes on a new project—Robin in the new Batman movie. “I’d be perfect!” he says. Holy barraccuda, Daniel! We know you’re excited, but you’ll just have to submit your headshot and resume like everyone else.Thank Heaven for…Vanessa Hudgens?After playing a brothel babe in Sucker Punch, going wild at the Cat Scratch Club in Rent and having an underage threesome with James Franco in Spring Breakers, High School Musical alum Vanessa Hudgens will be classing it up as a Parisian champagne guzzler in Gigi this summer. Bottoms up!Tom Felton Wants to Be a B’way WizardSpeaking of Hogwarts (and let’s face it, when aren’t we?), Harry Potter star Tom Felton must be reading Broadway.com, because he’s super excited about joining fellow wizards Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint on Broadway. Hey, Emma: How many more hints do you need? Let’s get moving.Greta Gerwig Has an Expensive HabitThe Village Bike star Greta Gerwig admitted she needs something a little stronger than whiskey to unwind after the show. Namely, a $7 bar of Fine & Raw Chocolate. After a taxing day of interviews and press junkets, we personally prefer to go on a three-hour peanut butter cup bender, but hey, whatever works. (P.S. Peanut butter cups may be sent to 729 7th Ave., New York, NY, 10019.)Want a Free Drink? Sleep Through BulletsBullets Over Broadway headliner Zach Braff spotted a snoozing lady in the front row during his performance, so he kindly sent over a Red Bull at intermission. Sure, Bullets is splashy and loud and exciting, but it’s so cozy and dark in the St. James Theatre…It’s making us very sleepy…Zach, when we wake up, we’d like a caramel frappuccino.James Franco Can’t Keep His Pants OnAfter flashing his followers countless times on Instagram, Of Mice and Men star James Franco showed off his butt in public at this year’s Broadway Bares, thanks to some coaxing from Broadway.com video blogger, Queen Lesli Margherita. You didn’t happen to capture a close-up for Looks Not Books, did you, your majesty?Anna Kendrick Is a Meryl Streep SuperfanYou’d think Oscar nominee and Broadway pro Anna Kendrick would be able to keep it together around celebrities, but apparently she had a full-out fangirling session while hanging out with Meryl Streep on the set of Into the Woods. Anna, now that you’re working from the inside, can you please make sure Mer received our extremely important letter? Thanks.Shia Needs to Sit Alone in His RoomWe’re not exactly sure what Broadway alum Shia LeBeouf is going through, but he wreaked some serious havoc this week when he wandered around Studio 54 feeding people strawberries, smoking, yelling and eventually getting himself arrested at a performance of Cabaret. Hmm, we distinctly thought Alan Cumming told you to leave your troubles outside.Lea Michele Has a New PhilosophyKristin Chenoweth is a lot of things: Hilarious, pint-sized, charming, talented…we could go on. So it only seems natural that Glee star Lea Michele looked up to her as a kid. In fact, at the Hollywood Bowl, she brags that she still knows all the words to “My New Philosophy.” Wait, doesn’t everyone? We’re willing to bet 100 bucks the overly enthused accompanist behind you does.Sorry, Cosette—Marius Is TakenWe are agog, we are aghast, is Marius in love at last? Les Miserables star Andy Mientus got engaged to his beau Michael Arden this week, which means, yes, the handsome revolutionary is now officially off the market. Sorry, everyone. Especially Eponine and Cosette. Ladies, we bet you didn’t see this one coming. If you want to come over and watch bad romantic comedies and eat peanut butter cups, we’re here for you. Star Files View Commentscenter_img Daniel Radcliffelast_img read more

BRICS ‘to help SA, Africa develop’

first_img25 February 2013South Africa’s membership of the BRICS group of influential emerging economies will help the country and the continent address their socio-economic challenges, says Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom.“It is important that all of us understand the importance of this group and why South Africa agreed to join,” Hanekom said in Johannesburg on Saturday.He was speaking during the Gauteng leg of a countrywide roadshow aimed at educating South Africans about the importance of the summit and the country’s membership of the grouping, that includes Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.Saturday’s event was also attended by Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane, International Relations Director-General Jerry Matjila, and various provincial MECs.South Africa officially became a member of BRICS on 24 December 2010, after being formally invited by the BRIC countries to join the group. The country will host the fifth BRICS Summit at the Durban International Convention Centre in March. This will complete the first cycle of BRICS summitsHanekom said South Africa’s membership of BRICS would not only speed up development in Africa’s largest economy but also open up new markets for the continent as a whole.The BRICS grouping accounts for about 43% of the global population. “This makes them an incredibly powerful economic force that is taking the world by storm,” Hanekom said.The countries’ combined nominal Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is estimated at US$13.7-trillion and between 20% and 25% of global GDP.Hanekom, who is a member of the ministerial committee on BRICS, emphasised that Gauteng’s role in South Africa’s membership of the bloc would be crucial. “As the province of Gauteng and given the strength of our economy, we are in a better position to seize the opportunities availed by our BRICS membership.”Matjila said public education about BRICS was aimed at making South Africans understand the rationale of joining the bloc.“We took a decision that we want to take the people along with us in this BRICS movement. We joined BRICS because we wanted to interconnect the markets after interrogating the global shift in economies,” Matjila said.He noted that South Africa’s budget grew from just over R200-million in 1994 to over a trillion in 2012 because the country had explored new markets over the years.“Where do you think that money came from? We want to build new infrastructure and where do you think the money will come from? We have to explore new markets, and BRICS is giving us that platform,” Matjila said.Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

Asian Games 2018: Dutee Chand wins silver in women’s 100m race

first_imgDutee Chand clinched silver in women’s 100m on Sunday at the Asian Games 2018. It was India’s first medal in 20 years in this event.Running in lane number 7, Dutee clocked 11.32 seconds, a tad below her national record of 11.29 seconds.Odiong Edidiong of Bahrain won the gold in 11.30 while Wei Yongli of China took the bronze in 11.33 in a close finish.The 22-year-old from Odisha was taking part in his first Asian Games. She was suspended by the IAAF in 2014 under its hyperandrogenism policy but she filed an appealed before the Court of Arbitration for Sports and won it.Asian Games 2018, Day 8: HighlightsRecently, under a revised rule of the IAAF, Dutee was left outside the purview of the hyperandrogenism policy which gave her liberty to pursue her career.What a day for India in athletics!In a Magnificent run, Indias Dutee Chand won SILVER medal in Women’s 100 m with a timing of 11.32sec.KUDOS to you Champion! #AsianGames2018 #KheloIndia #IndiaAtAsianGames pic.twitter.com/GI6ZH8o4TmRajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) August 26, 2018India’s last medal in this event was the bronze won by Rachita Mistry in 1998 Asian Games.Earlier, Hima Das and Muhammed Anas won silver in 400m women’s and men’s event respectively.India’s new track sensation, Hima clocked 50.59 seconds to win the silver, behind Bahrain’s Salwa Naser who won the gold in a new Games record time of 50.09 seconds.Hima, the reigning Under-20 world champion, had qualified for the final with a national record time of 51.00 seconds yesterday, bettering the 14-year-old mark set by Manjeet Kaur (51.05) in Chennai in 2004, and she today bettered it again.advertisementNaser, the Nigerian-born 2017 World Championships silver medallist and winner of four legs of Diamond League Series this year, did not have to exert much in the end to clinch the goal.Another Indian in the women’s 400m final, Nirmala Sheoran finished fourth in 52.96.It was India’s first medal in women’s 400m since Manjeet Kaur won a silver at the 2006 Doha edition.Asian champion Anas settled with a silver in the men’s 400m final as he timed 45.69 seconds, behind Asian season leader and 2017 World Championships bronze medallist Hassan Abdalelah of Qatar, who clocked in 44.89 seconds.Anas, who holds the national record of 45.24, had clocked 45.30 in the preliminary heats.Arokia Rajiv finished fourth by clocking 45.84 which was better than his semifinals (46.08) timing.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more