The Re-wrapped House / A D LAB

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard The Re-wrapped House / A D LABSave this projectSaveThe Re-wrapped House / A D LAB Projects Architects: A D LAB Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Edward Hendricks+ 29 Share Houses “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses•Singapore Photographs:  Edward HendricksConstruction:Newell Builders Pte LtdBuilding Surveyor:LEE BOON HAW Registered SurveyorStructural Engineering:Epm ConsultantsQuantity Surveyor:Ccl Chartered Surveyors Pte LtdDesign Team:Warren Liu, Wu Yanling, Anna May Manrique, Najeeb RahmatCountry:SingaporeMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Edward HendricksRecommended ProductsDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumText description provided by the architects. This quiet low-rise cul-de-sac of semi detached houses at Jalan Binchang is similar to many in Singapore.  Constructed mostly in the 1970’s, the pairs of two storey brick houses are now at the stage in their building lifespan where renovation is eminent.  The designers saw the development of the quaint neighborhood and its natural evolution as a main source of inspiration in the design of no. 67 Jalan Binchang.  They brainstormed on how to enlarge and rejuvenate the existing semi detached house while maintaining a harmony with the existing built environment, the history of tropical residential buildings and with the natural environment.  The designers looked at the existing building as one would study a living organism that needed to adapt to a new environment.  Instead of demolishing its embedded history and reinventing it as something completely new, they decided to use its structure, its internal logic of organization and meaning as a starting point to the design, and to build upon this pre-existing pattern and structure to evolve it into a new form and space. Save this picture!© Edward HendricksThe architects find it important to study how space can evolve with time and with the changing conditions of the inhabitants so that the lifespan of construction can be increased.  Also as a way of reducing waste, savings cost on the project, and minimizing disruption to the neighbor’s house, the designers decided to retain the entire 2-storey semi detached house on the site.  Between this structure and a newly added 2 storey plus attic extension, a gap between the old and new structures was kept to bring light and wind through the house as well as to allow for the settlement of the new structure independently from the old.  The internal building’s logic of the front facing public room, rear facing services and private second storey of the existing house was maintained and carried over to the side extension. Save this picture!First Floor PlanIn another effort to minimize material, as well as to link the two structures together, the designers used the 5th elevation of the house, the roof form, as the main façade of the old and new parts of the building.  They bent and folded this form around the top and sides of the house.  This roof was conceived as an evolution of the traditional sloping gable tropical roof and retains the history of the visual and function importance of the roof in the tropics.  The organically wrapping independent roof creates an insulating buffer between the harsh tropical sun and the internal and external living spaces below.  An example of resource efficacy in the design is the use of simple, locally available materials to construct a “breathing” wall out of organically organized painted brick on the North-East face of the building.  This multi-functional permeable wall helps to cut down noise from the nearby Category 3 road of Bishan Street 22 as well as allows the prevailing winds to flow through the building and to reduce heat in the house so as to lower the building’s dependency on air conditioning.  Aesthetically, this breathing wall creates beautiful patterns of light across the inner surfaces of the house, creating a calm and peaceful atmosphere where space is in harmony with its history, its climate and with the natural elements.Save this picture!© Edward HendricksProject gallerySee allShow lessBerlin Wall Memorials Prove Controversial, Fall Behind ScheduleArchitecture NewsHASSELL Wins Competition to Construct Landmark Tower in SydneyArchitecture News Share “COPY” Year:  The Re-wrapped House / A D LAB Area:  496 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2013 ArchDaily Photographs Singapore CopyAbout this officeA D LABOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSingaporePublished on March 14, 2014Cite: “The Re-wrapped House / A D LAB ” 14 Mar 2014. 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Jamaica moving to establish domestic airline

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Transport Minister Robert Montague, says he is working to have a domestic airline operating in Jamaica as soon as possible.“Having a domestic airline is one of my objectives because I believe that ordinary Jamaicans should have an option of taking… air transport, so I have it as one of my priorities,” Montague told the Jamaica Information Service (JIS). He said that discussions are underway with three investment groups to start a domestic service.“The market can take up to two, and possibly three. I am leading the effort to have a domestic carrier up and running,” he said while attending the final in a series of consultations for the crafting of a new National Transport Policy (NTP).The consultations, held with key stakeholders, will guide the revision of the transport policy, covering air, water, road, railway, and infrastructure and services.It identifies the issues faced in the development of the sector; the roles of government, the private sector and the numerous authorities operating in the sector; the changes necessary in the regulatory structure; and environment and safety issues.last_img read more

First Nations women finally to be treated equally under Indian Act Bennett

first_imgCrown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett. APTN file photo.Justin BrakeAPTN NewsCanada says First Nations women will finally be treated the same as men under the Indian Act.On Thursday Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett announced the federal government has now brought the final provisions of Bill S-3 into force, allowing registration by First Nations descendants born before April 17, 1985 who lost their status or were removed from band lists due to marriages to non-Indigenous men.Until now, provisions within the Indian Act meant women lost their status when they married non-Indigenous men, while men who married non-Indigenous women kept their status.“Gender equality is a fundamental human right and for far too long, First Nations women and their descendants have continued to face the effects of historical gender discrimination in Indian Act registration going back to its inception 150 years ago,” Bennett said in a statement Thursday.“I stand in solidarity with the Indigenous women who have been working so hard for decades to end sex-based discrimination in the Indian Act registration and am proud that today all remaining gender discrimination has been eliminated from Indian Act registration provisions.”Parliament passed the Indian Act in 1876, giving the federal government enormous power over the control of registered First Nations people, bands and the reserve system.A decade ago the B.C.’s court of appeal ruled in McIvor v. Canada that the Indian Act discriminated against First Nations women, contravening Section 15 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.The case was initiated by Sharon McIvor, who under amendments to the Indian Act in 1985 was eligible for Indian status but could not pass status on to her son the same way a man could to his children.In 2010, Canada passed Bill C-3, which was intended to address sex discrimination under the Indian Act but still excluded many women from eligibility for status.The federal government passed Bill S-3 in December 2017, though that legislation still excluded some women where men could still be eligible for status.Grandchildren of an Indigenous woman could still be denied status if the grandchild was born prior to Sept. 4, 1951, where the same exclusion did not exist for Indigenous men under the same circumstances.In January of this year, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) ruled that Canada, through the Indian Act, was still discriminating against First Nations women and their descendants and needed to remove those barriers for women.McIvor and her son Jacob Grismer filed the complaint in 2010.The Trudeau government says bringing in the final provisions of Bill S-3 “responds to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls’ calls to Justice and is in line with the United Nations Human Rights Committee decision on the claim brought forward by Sharon McIvor and Jacob Grismer,” according to Thursday’s statement.“This means that as of August 15, 2019, all descendants born prior to April 17, 1985 to women who lost status or were removed from band lists because of their marriage to a non-Indian man dating back to 1869, will be entitled to registration, bringing them in line with the descendants of men who never lost status.“Once registered, First Nations individuals will be eligible for federal benefits and services such as Treaty payments, post-secondary education funding, and Non-Insured Health Benefits.”Estimates range in terms of the number of individuals who will be newly eligible for Indian Status, from 270,000 to 450,000, depending on who chooses to apply and whether they can provide adequate supporting documentation.With files from The Canadian [email protected]@justinbrakenewslast_img read more