Grainger sales fall as it reshapes debt

first_imgWednesday 9 February 2011 7:57 pm Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”Wanderoam Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut LANDLORD Grainer yesterday said its sales pipeline has dropped £20m year-on-year, and that it has taken steps to streamline its debt with a £100m facility with M&G Investments, an arm of Prudential. FTSE 250 member Grainger, the UK’s largest listed housing landlord, yesterday said that sales between October and January dropped 32 per cent by volume on last year, completing sales of 216 units for £37.4m compared with 321 houses for £54.5m. Its sales pipeline at the end of January stood at £76.2m, down from £94.8m a year ago, though its acquisitions pipeline has risen 55 per cent to £13.4m.The firm, which makes money from both rental income and property sales, has submitted planning permission for three new build projects in London as well as one in Hampshire.Grainger warned that the residential market remains challenging, in part due to a squeeze on mortgage approvals. Chief executive Andrew Cunningham said: “We continue to employ an extremely selective acquisitions policy, only seeking out opportunities that we believe will offer sustainable value.”Grainger has taken the first major step to restructure its £1.3bn debt pile by signing a long-term £100m loan with M&G, which will be used to repay part of its existing bank facility and pushes the company’s average debt maturity from 3.5 years to 4.3 years.Analysts at JP Morgan Cazenove said in a note that the firm’s sales in the period were 1.4 per cent ahead of September’s book value, and that the firm “continues to demonstrate sound operational results”. Grainger shares closed up 2.3 per cent at 102.3p yesterday. Show Comments ▼ whatsappcenter_img KCS-content Grainger sales fall as it reshapes debt whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Dale Capital Group Limited ( 2008 Annual Report

first_imgDale Capital Group Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2008 annual report.For more information about Dale Capital Group Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dale Capital Group Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dale Capital Group Limited (  2008 annual report.Company ProfileDale Capital Group is a publicly-quoted Private Equity Investment Holding Company, which deals with investment in hotels, leisure and tourism, property, Information Technology, food and security, fine food and beverages, banking and financial services, agriculture, aquaculture, aviation, mining and resources, renewable energy, African infrastructure, secured lending, non-durable goods distribution, lodging, and financial and fiduciary services sectors. The company is particularly interested in investments within the Sub-Saharan Africa Region, though the company is headquartered in Ebene, Mauritius with additional offices in Cape Town, South Africa. Dale Capital Group is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Edgars Stores Limited 2015 Presentation

first_imgEdgars Stores Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2015 presentation For more information about Edgars Stores Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Edgars Stores Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Edgars Stores Limited (  2015 presentation Company ProfileEdgars Stores Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange. The company retails a range of high-quality casualwear clothing, footwear and accessories for children, ladies and gents in branded stores in Zimbabwe. The company operates three divisions: Edgars Chain, Jet Chain and Manufacturing. Its fashion retail outlets fall under the Edgars and Jet brands, with the retail brand Express falling under Jet Stores. Edgars Stores Limited also manufacture and retail a range of locally-made clothing; acquiring the Carousel Clothing factory in 1974 and the Jeans Company in 1993. Its core business is casualwear and accessories with a subsidiary division providing funeral and hospital insurance services. Edgars was founded in 1946 and today, is the market leader in casualwear and accessories in Zimbabwe. Its headquarters are in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.last_img read more

What are the best UK shares to buy now to achieve financial freedom?

first_img Enter Your Email Address Peter Stephens | Monday, 14th December, 2020 Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Determining the best UK shares to buy now is clearly very subjective. However, they’re likely to include those businesses that have solid financial and market positions. Not to mention attractive prices.Over time, such businesses could produce impressive returns ahead of the wider stock market. They may even allow an investor to significantly improve their financial position in the coming years so they can enjoy greater financial freedom.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The best UK shares to buy now could have recovery potentialHSBC and Taylor Wimpey could be among the best UK shares to buy now. Both companies have experienced major disruption from the events of 2020. However, they appear to have solid financial positions to see them through short-term challenges. It could also allow them to benefit from a likely economic recovery in 2021 and beyond.Furthermore, Taylor Wimpey could experience favourable operating conditions over the next few years. Low interest rates and a lack of supply of housing in the UK means that demand for new homes may remain at high levels. With the company having a large land bank following its capital raising and investment this year, it could be in a strong position to take advantage of it.HSBC could produce impressive growth relative to other UK shares as it benefits from an improving economic outlook in Asia. China in particular appears to have been negatively impacted to a lesser extent than European or North American economies. This may have a positive impact on the Asian economy’s prospects for 2021.Furthermore, HSBC is cutting costs in order to improve its overall efficiency. It’s also pivoting to stronger growth areas under a recently revised strategy.Improving industry-wide outlooksOther FTSE 100 companies that could be among the best UK shares to buy now are AstraZeneca and Segro. They’re both set to experience increasing demand for their services in the coming years due to industry-wide growth trends being present.For example, AstraZeneca could capitalise on global demographic trends that include an ageing population. The company is forecast to post earnings growth of 22% next year, as disruption from coronavirus is due to recede. This makes its price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 26 seem relatively attractive. Certainly given its defensive profile, strong pipeline of new drugs and sound financial position.Segro is expected to experience high demand for its warehouses in the coming years. The rising popularity of e-commerce means there may be an imbalance between demand and supply across such assets in the UK. This may provide the business with a resilient income during what may prove to be an uncertain period for the wider economy.As such, its price-to-book (P/B) ratio of 1.3 appears to offer good value for money relative to other UK shares at a time when many industries face weaker growth prospects. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Peter Stephens owns shares of AstraZeneca, HSBC Holdings, and Taylor Wimpey. The Motley Fool UK has recommended HSBC Holdings. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. What are the best UK shares to buy now to achieve financial freedom? 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Join Archbishop Welby’s Ash Wednesday service on Facebook

first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Bath, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME [Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans around the world are being invited to join an Ash Wednesday service at Lambeth Palace this week – through the social media platform Facebook.The intimate service will take place in the 800-year old chapel at Lambeth Palace, the London home of the Archbishop of Canterbury, and will be attended by staff of Archbishop Justin Welby and members of the Community of St. Anselm, the international community of young people who are living and praying at the palace.The service, which will use the traditional liturgy from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, will include a homily from Welby for the beginning of Lent. The homily, and the first part of the service, will be broadcast live on Facebook and will be available as a video later.The Feb. 10 service will be the first time that an Archbishop of Canterbury has broadcast live from Lambeth Palace using social media.“I really hope you can join us for this new way of sharing our life of prayer and worship here at Lambeth Palace on the first day of Lent, when as Christians we begin to make new space in ourselves for the hope of Jesus Christ,” Welby said.To take part in the service online, visit from 12:25pm GMT on Wednesday, Feb. 10. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Archbishop of Canterbury, Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT February 8, 2016 at 12:50 pm It is a divine open door to the church to reach the Millions out there. May God’s grace be multiplied in this mission. Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ February 10, 2016 at 5:24 pm Lovely service. Justin Welby is such a kind & humble man. Thank you. Rector Shreveport, LA Comments are closed. Curate Diocese of Nebraska This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit a Job Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Comments (2) Submit an Event Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Washington, DC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Anglican Communion, An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Belleville, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Events Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem center_img Julia Evans says: Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Posted Feb 8, 2016 Join Archbishop Welby’s Ash Wednesday service on Facebook Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Tampa, FL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Press Release Service New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Knoxville, TN Social Media Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Collierville, TN Lent, Rev Livingstone Agugua says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Tags Submit a Press Release Course Director Jerusalem, Israellast_img read more

Villa S2 / MARC architects

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Manufacturers: Kingspan Insulated Panels, Sky-Frame The Netherlands Projects ArchDaily Houses Products used in this ProjectDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ClassicBuilding Physics:NiemanDesign Team:Marc van Driest, Taco van IerselCity:AmsterdamCountry:The NetherlandsMore SpecsLess SpecsText description provided by the architects. Villa S2 on IJburg island is a three-story high split-level villa with spacious design, high ceilings and great openness to the waterfront. The form of the villa had to be a very compact one. This is controlled by the relatively small plot so close to the water on one hand and client needs on the other. At the front side of the house a ramp goes right into a small parking which contains part of the basement. At the backside a dike separates the waterfront from the plot. The position of the villa close to this dike establishes the depth of the basement in a way that no structures were allowed to penetrate the slopes or dike form. This condition in itself makes it a Super Dutch design. The clients desire to have a guesthouse in the other part of the basement leads indisputably to the need for direct daylight coming into this space. Conceding the former requirements we designed the basement partly above ground level in combination with the lifted ground floor and its split level space. Most of the ground floor level is almost two feet above the garden. Some floors and spaces are lifted 4 feet. This design solution provides magnificent views over the surrounding waters and south European vegetation of the IJburg island. Save this picture!© Raphael DrentTo emphasize the inner space -or rather the clients personal identity- we literally folded the wall and floor structures around the spaces. All rooms have views over the water and green surroundings. To accomplish maximum physical and visual connection between the interior and exterior we didn´t use frames for the most important glass facades. This means we had to develop intelligent details where the glass meets the walls and floors lined with the white stone edging panels. We designed drains behind almost all panels along the floors to prevent pollution of the white edges by rainwater from the glass surfaces. Water is directly drained to ground level on several positions out of sight. On south and west elevations we integrated the electrical sunscreens behind the white edges. In that way we gave the white stone edging panels a double purpose. They provide strong architectural design by giving the villa it´s S-shaped section expression and in the meanwhile they´re supportive in a technical way on a smaller scale. Save this picture!© Raphael DrentThe most important spatial connection is the one where the kitchen is linked to the elevated terrace. While cooking behind the stove next to the fireplace, there is a feeling of being outside on the terrace. The dining and kitchen area have high ceilings up to 3.35m1. On this particular place the S-shaped design opens towards the terrace, gardens and waterfront by an enormous full height glass section at right angles. For this critically important window frames we used the unique Swiss designed and manufactured Sky-frame product which gave us the possibility to integrate all frames flush in walls, ceiling and floors. The only visible frame is the one between the fixed and sliding window with a width of less than one inch. Save this picture!© Raphael DrentTechniqueBoth on the inside and outside we aimed to give the S2 villa a highly distinguished technical detailing and use of materials. We want this villa to be a modern and sustainable design in a way it is very energy saving and even almost a passive house (energy neutral). The use of large amounts of glass facades mustn’t interfere with these strong objectives. Save this picture!© Raphael DrentTherefore we designed all windows and open facades as 3-layerd glass facades with the highest standards when it comes to insulation. Behind all white nature stone panels we even used insulation panels with excellent features as Kingspan Kooltherm K15 with a thermal resistance (Rc) from almost 6. The white nature stone panels consist out of composite materials with a 90 percent nature stone grit component combined with a 10 percent white binder. The color mix of the grit consists of white, off-white, light-green and a light-yellow pieces. The last refers to the grey-yellow colored reed along the waterfront. Save this picture!© Raphael DrentWe specifically choose this white material as gladding in order it would cost much less energy for cooling in summertime. We used this 22 millimeter width material not only along the floors and walls, but even in 6 square meters large panels and all small pieces for the jambs connecting with the glass. We polished all panels lightly so they won´t get polluted easily. The fact that the colorful grit gets more depth by reflecting the sunlight was a second reason to choose this type of finish. For the wooden façade elements we used the product Nobel Wood which gives the villa a warm and natural look. This is an alternative to tropical hardwood based on Dutch pine wood coming from sustainably managed forests according to FSC certification. The pine wood is a modified wood based on biopolymerization. The wood is biopolymers from sugar cane to the modified core. The result is a product with the appearance of high-quality hardwoods. Besides the limited environmental impact we considered the steady aging as an important aspect for choosing Nobel Wood within the application in the Villa S2. Because only error-free sapwood is used for the production of Nobel Wood, the material is homogeneous. As a result, there is a uniform aging of the material. Save this picture!© Raphael DrentFrom the beginning of the design phase we already applied a well thought concept for installations in the design. We used the 38 centimeter thick sandwich floors for the ducts of the heat recovery system to re-use heated air with as little as possible loss of energy. We combined this system with floor heating and top cooling for extra comfort. On the roof we placed four large solar panels and almost all light is LED connected to dusk.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessArtist Antonio Pio Saracino & Salt ‘N Pepa to Unveil Arches of Hope InstallationArticlesBANKMED Headquarters Winning Proposal / John Robertson ArchitectsArticles Share Products translation missing: CopyHouses•Amsterdam, The Netherlands Save this picture!© Raphael Drent+ 30 Sharecenter_img Structural Engineer: “COPY” Photographs:  Raphael Drent Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Architects: MARC architects Photographs Villa S2 / MARC architects BREED Integrated Design Villa S2 / MARC architectsSave this projectSaveVilla S2 / MARC architects CopyAbout this officeMARC architectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAmsterdamDabasHouses3D ModelingThe NetherlandsPublished on January 16, 2013Cite: “Villa S2 / MARC architects” 16 Jan 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ SandShowerhansgroheShowers – Raindance SelectWoodEGGERTimberSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – MarbleWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Long-Span StructuresWoodBlumer LehmannAssembly and Logistics of Wood ProjectsHandlesKarcher DesignDoor Handle Madeira ER45Chairs / Benches / CouchesArperModular Sofa – LoopMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?S2别墅/ MARC architects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

Le Pine House / SAOTA

first_img GUILLEC Houses Photographs:  Adam Letch Architects: SAOTA Photographs Structural Engineer: Le Pine House / SAOTASave this projectSaveLe Pine House / SAOTA Save this picture!© Adam Letch+ 20Curated by Matheus Pereira Share IBS ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses•Saint-Tropez, France “COPY” ArchDailycenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeSAOTAOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSaint-TropezOn FacebookFrancePublished on September 30, 2019Cite: “Le Pine House / SAOTA” 30 Sep 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 stream Le Pine House / SAOTA France Projects Architect of Record: Saota Project Team:Phillippe Fouché, Stefan Antoni, Amé VenterLocal Architect:Thomas PaturleLandscaping:Saint-Tropez Parcs et JardinsText:Graham WoodCity:Saint-TropezCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Adam LetchRecommended ProductsDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsText description provided by the architects. This family summer house in Saint Tropez, France designed by SAOTA, is a contemporary interpretation of traditional Mediterranean Riviera architecture. Free from the constraints of the historical vernacular, the project became an opportunity to advance the expression of form, space, and lifestyle associated with the location. The long, narrow site backs onto a glade of pine trees to the south. “When we first went onto the site, we found it lovely that you could look up into the pine forest and experience those amazing volumes under the canopies of the pines,” says SAOTA Director Stefan Antoni. “That became an important cue when we developed the design.”Save this picture!© Adam LetchSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Adam Letch“Our first objective was to try to maximize the perception of space,” says SAOTA Director Phillippe Fouché, lead architect on the project. “We did that by creating generous outdoor covered spaces, which make it feel as if the interiors spill outwards and extend to the front of the site.”Save this picture!© Adam LetchThe house is arranged between two rectilinear side wings that embrace a central courtyard. The bedrooms occupy all of one wing, plus the top level of the second, while the kitchen and dining areas are located downstairs. The main suite has a dedicated staircase that provides access from a double‐volume private lounge. The main living and entertainment areas are positioned in the central high‐volumed void between the wings, capped with a dramatically folded floating roof, which imparts a sense of grandeur to the interiors.Save this picture!© Adam LetchSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Adam LetchThe folded shape of the roof, formed using raw wooded planks in a subtle reference to the pines, not only echoes the cascading terraces of the landscape but also contrasts with the straight‐lined geometry of the wings on either side. Fouché adds that the fold in the roof plays a structural role too, enabling a 12‐meter span without any columns.Save this picture!© Adam LetchPositioning the house towards the back of the site created the opportunity for the living spaces to step down with the terraced landscape, seamlessly extending the useable space. SAOTA’s approach explored various strategies to maximize the perception of space, such as cavity doors to blur the distinction between interior and exterior spaces and allow the cool summer breezes to flow through the house. The central pool, which cascades down an incline linking a martini seating area with the main swimming pool together with the clean lines of the side wings, accentuates the lines of perspective, exaggerating the length of the property, leading the eye to the horizon and further contributing to the illusion of space.Save this picture!© Adam LetchAlong its eastern side, Le Pine riffs on the local architectural vernacular, which typically features thick walls and an emphatic distinction between interior and exterior. Where the entrance path ascends from the off‐street parking area below the house through floating platforms in the garden, the house presents an exaggeratedly weighty, solid façade with only small apertures. Not only does this create privacy for the rooms in this wing, but it also leads residents and guests on a journey of discovery towards the threshold. Fouché points out, however, that these heavy walls float above the ground in a contemporary interpretation of the traditional typology, hinting at the modern, open volume beyond the relatively understated entrance. Beyond the pivot door, the light‐infused living and entertainment space is revealed in a moment of drama and surprise.Save this picture!© Adam LetchThe interior was conceived as a gallery‐typed space, which involved not only creating clear open areas but also inviting the light in, particularly from above. “Wherever we could, we tried to drop light into the volumes,” says Fouché. Carefully placed clerestory windows wash the interior with natural light and provide framed glimpses of the canopy of pines on the slopes above the property, which also helped determine the section of the undulating ceiling. Other frameless windows and apertures capture views of surrounding courtyards, further integrating interior and exterior and knitting the house into its setting.Save this picture!© Adam LetchThe interior finishes contrast raw, expressive concrete on the soffit, for example, with dark marble cladding on the rear walls, lighter stone towards the front of the house and vein‐cut travertine floors. The natural materiality emphasizes the architecture as an extension of the landscape, while the dark stone towards the back of the living area accentuates the illusion of depth, further enhancing the sense of space. Architecturally, Le Pine explores the potential for a new expression of the spirit of Saint Tropez, drawing on SAOTA’s insights earned over decades of designing houses along Cape Town’s Atlantic seaboard, liberating its interior spaces and enabling a refreshing indoor‐outdoor lifestyle.Save this picture!© Adam LetchProject gallerySee allShow lessModelia Brut Kagurazaka Building / Ryuichi Sasaki / Sasaki Architecture + Rieko Okum…Selected ProjectsBarry Sampson, Baird Sampson Neuert Architects, George Baird LectureLecture Series Share Contractor: Libre Architecture Concept “COPY”last_img read more

Layers House / Havkin Architects

first_img Hilla Havkin ArchDaily Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Kartell, Ligne Roset, Porro, Roche Bobois, Dima Dor Israel “COPY” 2018 Layers House / Havkin Architects Projects “COPY” CopyHouses•Ramat Hasharon, Israel Design Team:Peter Ausems, Hristiyana VassilevaLandscape:ITAMAR LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURESteel Works:Dima DorCity:Ramat HasharonCountry:IsraelMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Shai EpsteinRecommended ProductsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsText description provided by the architects. This 450sq.m, three-story house is located in Ramat Hasharon, a small city in the suburbs of Tel Aviv, Israel. It houses a young family with three children and includes the owner’s clinic. It sits on the land in an L-shape and speaks in a language of layers. Upon meeting with new clients, we first talk with them to get to know them, understand their needs, desires and general thoughts about life. One of the first requests of the owner, a sex therapist, and anthropologist was that she doesn’t want anything to be white, as this reminded her of a clinic she used to work in. Throughout the process, we had many random conversations with her about relationships, which led us to the musical “Chicago”. This ended up being a major inspiration for us.Save this picture!© Shai EpsteinAt first, we stripped down the house completely, and then we slowly started covering it again. We drew inspiration from fine fabrics and lace. Trees, perforated screens and curtains were used to create the different layers. This allowed us to create a precious world inside. The light meets the interior and creates a game of projection and reflection. Each surface- the natural wooden floors, the ceiling, the walls, the rough concrete- plays this game differently.Save this picture!© Shai EpsteinSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Shai EpsteinAt night the house turns into a glowing lantern that marks where this family lives. It influences the atmosphere in the garden and on a larger scale, impacts the quality of the urban space. These clients care about good aesthetics, good style and are aware of the responsible position of this house, on the corner of two streets. The floors of this house are also set in layers. Sometimes it is not clear which floor is ground floor- on one corner of the plot ground floor touches the land. On the opposite corner, it is the basement that does so. It is into this same corner that visitors first arrive and get to see where both worlds meet.Save this picture!© Shai EpsteinSave this picture!Section 1Save this picture!© Shai EpsteinThe upper floor is like a weighty box that rests on a glass cube. It encloses the children’s domain and the parents’ suite. It provides a fitting world of intimacy, security, and privacy. Also in the design of the garden, we see layers. Some trees rise up from the basement, some from the ground floor. The garden is composed of different level of heights. This brings further depth to the house.Save this picture!© Shai EpsteinProject gallerySee allShow lessAtech Solutions Offices / Studio 4ASelected ProjectsBorder Crossing House / simone subissati architectsSelected Projects Share Architects: Havkin Architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Layers House / Havkin ArchitectsSave this projectSaveLayers House / Havkin Architects Year:  Save this picture!© Shai Epstein+ 36Curated by Paula Pintos Share CopyAbout this officeHavkin ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRamat HasharonOn FacebookIsraelPublished on December 16, 2019Cite: “Layers House / Havkin Architects” 15 Dec 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Students get first-hand look at improving relations between Cuba, U.S.

first_imgTwitter TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Linkedin ReddIt SGA holds student memorial to honor lives of four students ReddIt printA group of TCU business minors studying abroad in Cuba this January were captivated by the beautiful beaches and luscious landscape of the rarely visited country, but students said the apparent improving relations between the country and the U.S. is what made the trip truly unique.The 10-day program that focuses on Cuba’s emerging economy started in 2015, but this year marked the first visit since the U.S. embassy reopened in Havana last August. Senior Ryan Flanagan said the history of tension between the U.S. and Cuba was not evident during their visit.“I didn’t really think that it was possible, per se, to ever have good relations between the two countries,” Flanagan said. “But after visiting the country, you could tell that the Cuban people, the officials we talked to … the professors had no ill will towards us for being American.”Junior Sarah Johnson said the lack of technological and industrial development in Cuba was more noticeable than the history of turmoil.“If I hadn’t known before, I probably would not have noticed there were bad relations between the U.S. and Cuba,” Johnson said. “But I would’ve wondered why they didn’t have the advanced technology and cars we have.”Just weeks after the students returned to TCU, President Barack Obama announced regulatory changes on Jan. 26 that would allow U.S. banks to directly finance exports allowed by the trade embargo with Cuba.Junior Anna Johnson said the effect the embargo has had on the country was noticeable from the moment their plane landed in Cuba.“I remember the first thing we saw after leaving the airport was a sign with Cuba with a noose around it,” Anna said. “It implied that because of the embargo, we’re killing Cuba.”While it will take time to see the results of the more lenient trade rules, students said the trip showed them there is tangible hope for our relationship with Cuba to completely recover and the Cuban economy to progress.“We cut off relations almost 60 years ago,” Flanagan said. “We’re almost 90 miles apart and have no contact. I think that’s ready to change.”Correction: an earlier version of this article incorrectly attributed a quote. Ryan Flanagan also said, “We cut off relations almost 60 years ago…” Twitter Facebook World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution + posts Facebook Ryder Buttry Students pose for a picture at a dinner gathering in Matanzas, Cuba. Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Previous article‘New Frog Club’ to feel more exclusiveNext articleFort Worth to host ‘Gatsby’ themed party as fundraiser Ryder Buttry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ryder Buttry Update: No forced entry in TCC student’s homicide Linkedin Ryder Buttry Ryder Buttry Fort Worth businessman donates full first-year tuition for TCU medical school students TCU steps up efforts to promote financial literacy with new additions to Money Week Ryder Buttry read more

Italian journalist’s family fears his army killers will be pardoned

first_img Organisation News ThailandAsia – Pacific Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom A Bangkok criminal court investigating Italian freelance journalist Fabio Polenghi’s death during clashes between security forces and “Red Shirt” demonstrators in Bangkok on 19 May 2010 ruled yesterday that a soldier fired the bullet that caused his death.After talking to Polenghi’s sister, Elisabetta Polenghi, Reporters Without Borders urges the authorities not to pardon those responsible for the fatal shot.“We take note of the court’s ruling, which comes three years after Polenghi’s death, and we urge the government to allow the judicial system to operate by refraining from granting a pardon to those responsible,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Those responsible must be identified and brought to justice, so that this journalist’s death, whether accidental or not, does not go unpunished.”The court found that Polenghi was killed by a .223 calibre high velocity bullet of the kind used by the army, and that the only army unit present at the time was the Second Cavalry Division of the King’s Guard, which was tasked with dispersing demonstrators.Although the court concluded that this unit was responsible, it did not identify the soldier who fired the shot or determine the orders that the unit had been given at the time. A journalist, Robert Cox, and a police lieutenant colonel attached to the justice ministry’s Central Institute of Forensic Science, Watcharat Chalermsooksant, testified that the shot came from the direction of the soldiers.The Polenghi family’s lawyer said that Polenghi’s sister, who gave a news conference outside the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand on Wednesday evening, intended to bring a legal action against Abhisit Vejjajiva, who was prime minister at the time, and Suthep Thaugsuban, who was his deputy for security affairs.”The court’s conclusion that the bullet that killed Fabio came from the army side is very important,” Elisabetta Polenghi told Reporters Without Borders. “But it should be just the first step. We still don’t know who fired the shot. For the time being there is no accountability. I’m very worried the government will vote an amnesty.”The Bangkok Post quoted Gen, Prayuth Chan-ocha, the head of the army, as saying the court’s ruling could lead to a criminal prosecution. The case could end up going to appeal and then to the supreme court, he added.Department of Special Investigation chief Tharit Pengdit told Agence France-Presse in September 2011 that the army was responsible for the shot that killed Japanese cameraman Hiro Muramoto during clashes between government forces and “Red Shirt” protesters in Bangkok on 10 April 2010.Read the Reporters Without Borders report on violence against the media during the unrest in Bangkok in 2010. Photo : Receive email alerts ThailandAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Thailand News May 12, 2021 Find out more News August 21, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years May 31, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Italian journalist’s family fears his army killers will be pardoned Help by sharing this information to go further News June 12, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more