The Corner / Bower Architecture

first_img The Corner / Bower Architecture 2014 CopyHouses•Melbourne, Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/606766/the-corner-bower-architecture Clipboard Projects The Corner / Bower ArchitectureSave this projectSaveThe Corner / Bower Architecture Architects: Bower Architecture Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” ArchDaily Macasar Building photographs:  Shannon McGrathPhotographs:  Shannon McGrath “COPY” 2014 Year:  Meyer Consultingcenter_img Justine Carlile Landscape Design Photographs Building Surveyor:Nepean Building PermitsArchitect In Charge:Jade VidalDesign Team:Jade Vidal, Chema Bould, Anna Dutton, Ben Shields, Rose HeeleyCity:MelbourneCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Shannon McGrathRecommended ProductsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesText description provided by the architects. An integral part of our philosophy is that the best design solutions come out of the most difficult spatial problems. The brief for the Corner House presented us with the requirement for a relatively large house and interior spaces on a medium sized site. The challenge was how to satisfy this brief with a contemporary sustainable house that connected to a quality outdoor space and resulted in an exciting external expression that was sensitive to its surroundings.Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathRather than the traditional inclusion of front and rear gardens, the design concept sacrificed a rear garden in order to create a single, bigger front garden. The result of siting the new dwelling towards the southern rear end of the site to maximise the setback from the main frontage results in a house which is both exciting and restrained in its street presence, satisfying its brief and good sustainable design principles.Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathExternal curves and screens soften the patterned sculptural façade, which floats above its concrete base. The variety of interior living spaces are filled abundant natural light, cross ventilation and warm materials, resulting in a comfortable and open low energy home all year round.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe Corner can be reduced into two simple ideas; a house with one high amenity garden and a broken down building mass. Once this was clarified during the design process many future design decisions could be made in regards to these two interlocking ideas – how building mass was broken down and softened, where the living spaces and bedrooms would be, how the entry would work and so on, the expression of the house to the street and passer-by and so on.Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathWe understand that the scale and proportion of a building is an essential priority in Architecture and aim to carefully balance these to achieve memorable outcomes. The Corner is sited, shaped and orientated to allow its owners to enjoy a liveable and welcoming house which interacts with landscape and streetscape.Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Skewed House / LIJO.RENY.architectsSelected ProjectsMei and Felixx Propose Housing for Postwar Residential Area in MunichAwarded Competition Share Houses Australia Landscape: Structural Engineer: Builder: Save this picture!© Shannon McGrath+ 10 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/606766/the-corner-bower-architecture Clipboard Year:  Area:  460 m² Area:  460 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeBower ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMelbourneHousesAustraliaPublished on March 10, 2015Cite: “The Corner / Bower Architecture” 10 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Convention Center ‘MASH’ Unit Closing, But Health Chief Warns COVID Dangers Remain

first_img CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News 23 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Woman Being Deceptive About Her Age Is Nothing New!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Convention Center ‘MASH’ Unit Closing, But Health Chief Warns COVID Dangers Remain By KEVIN KENNEY, SENIOR REPORTER Published on Friday, June 12, 2020 | 3:30 am Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Photo by James CarboneAs many businesses in Pasadena and L.A. County prepare to reopen with Friday’s easing of Stay at Home orders, one sign of optimism regarding possible pandemic progress might be what won’t reopen – or, in this case, won’t open in the first place.The 250-bed alternate-care facility that was set up in April at the Pasadena Convention Center – a safeguard in case the number of COVID-19 patients overwhelmed Huntington Hospital – is being officially decommissioned at the end of the month, city officials confirmed.To everyone’s relief, the MASH-like set-up was never needed and never used, as Huntington was able to handle the number of COVID patients who required hospitalization.However, health officials, including Dr. Ying-Ying Goh, Pasadena’s director of public health, reiterated this week that with increased interaction from reopened businesses comes increased risk of a spike in COVID cases — a scenario that has already begun to register in L.A. County, where health officials on Thursday reported 1,857 new coronavirus cases and 46 additional COVID-related deaths.While it was the largest single-day number of new cases announced by the county during the pandemic, health officials said that roughly 600 of those cases were the result of a backlog in the reporting of test results. Pasadena and Long Beach, with their own health departments, combined to confirm an additional 84 cases on Thursday.Such numbers have prompted continued warnings from health officials such as Goh that, while businesses are reopening, the threat of COVID-19 has not passed and a surge remains possible.“Over the past two weeks, the city has been able to make significant efforts toward reopening our economy in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic as a state order has been modified to loosen restrictions, allowing certain sectors to open. We have been able to do so locally based on our local epidemiology,’’ Goh told the City Council this week.“It has become clear, from our community, our City Council and our state and county leadership that it is no longer an option for all of us to remain safer at home to the extent that we were able to do for a time. … (But) we continue to ask everyone to stay safer at home to the extent they can, especially those at greater risk.’’Goh also stressed that, “We should expect now, that if more people are interacting, there will be an increase in the kinds of interactions that allow the virus to spread, despite our best efforts to engineer protocols to prevent this. With more person-to-person interaction, it is likely we’ll see an increase in cases throughout our community in all settings.’’According to Goh, health officials will closely monitor data in the coming days and weeks, wary of a possible surge that still could challenge the capacity of local hospitals.Indeed, when asked by Council Member Andy Wilson on Monday if she were comfortable with the current configuration of the hospital beds in case of second wave of coronavirus, Goh replied, “No, I can’t really say that at all. I think that we will have to follow the data closely and be prepared to surge again if needed.’’“I think that we do want to have the surge capacity,’’ she added, “but the level of beds at the Convention Center was for very low-level care, and we, since that time, have seen the hospital expand their capacity on site with better-equipped spaces…“I feel that those beds that are there (at the hospital) will better serve higher acuity patients and the people who would likely need it. That helps to moderate the loss of the cots, really, that were at the Convention Center.’’As of this week, according to Goh, there were fewer than 20 COVID patients being treated at Huntington Hospital.The spillover facility at the Convention Center was approved by the council in April following a city staff report that said “projections provided by Huntington Memorial Hospital indicate that at (the outbreak’s) peak, currently estimated for mid-May, there could be as many as 1,300 persons requiring hospitalization at its facility for treatment of COVID-19. … Such a peak would exceed that capacity by approximately 400 beds.’’But those numbers did not materialize, leading to the decision to decommission the makeshift facility.“Based on the data, COVID-19 projections and consultation with local and state health officials at the time, our City Council recognized the importance of having surge capacity in place in coordination with Huntington Hospital,” City Manager Steve Mermell told Pasadena Now on Sunday. “No patients were placed there, although we had a plan in place should there have been a need. With all the mass gatherings and reopening we hope we don’t get a large influx of cases in the next few weeks.”City staff estimated the initial cost of establishing the temporary medical facility at about $250,000 for the first month and $180,000 for each month thereafter.Meanwhile, Goh told the council that a second wave of COVID cases is not a matter of if, but of when – and, more important, of how severe.“We’re trying to model out when we would expect another wave,’’ she said. “I don’t think that the possibility of not having one is on the table. I think that there will be, and possibly in the fall.’’City News Service contributed to this report. Subscribecenter_img STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Community News More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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International news

first_imgInternational newsOn 17 Feb 2004 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article This week’s international newsUS firms see decrease in workplace injuries US companies are reporting a steady decline in the number of workplaceaccidents and injuries that cost them time and money. A report by The Conference Board, the country’s executive association, showsthat from 1999 to 2002, the number of lost-time cases per 100 full-timeemployees in surveyed firms declined by an average of more than 40 per cent.The survey also found that recorded incidents have declined an average of morethan 23 per cent. These trends are generally consistent with statisticsreported to the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The study said improved management practices alone couldn’t take all thecredit, claiming a company’s workforce must be engaged and involved in healthand safety management systems. Survey participants cited several elements of successful health and safetystrategies: good leadership at the top and confidence among all employees inthe creations and implementation of tailor-made policies that work, along withconstant health and safety monitoring. www.conference-board.org/publications/describe.cfm?id=724German manufacturers bow to staff pressure Germany’s largest manufacturing union, IG Metall, and employers have agreedon a pay deal, averting the threat of a major industrial strike. Last week almost 20,000 German manufacturing workers staged warning strikesin an attempt to keep pressure on employers during wage talks. But on Thursdaythe union signed the deal which includes a 2.2 per cent pay rise for the yearstarting 1 March and another 2.7 percent over 14 months starting in March 2005for workers in the auto, electrical and engineering industries. Employers hadoffered a 1.2 per cent rise over 15 months starting on 1 January 2005, to befollowed by another 1.2 percent rise over the following 12 months. Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder said the deal was good for both sides and wouldhelp keep the economic recovery on track. Californian supermarket strikes continue Southern California’s long-running grocery strike continues, now runninginto its fourth month. About 70,000 grocery clerks have been on strike or locked out by supermarketchains Albertsons, Kroger and Safeway since 11 October 2003. The workers claimnew health and benefit offers from their employers are inadequate. Now, afederal mediator has been trying to ease negotiations. The financial strain caused by the length of the strike has forced manyemployees off the picket lines or to other jobs. The supermarkets have lostmillions of dollars, operating stores with replacement workers. The strikers are also targeting supermarket executives – recently disruptinga golf tournament by shouting slogans at two supermarket board members who wereabout to tee off. In other protests, union supporters shut down a Safeway in Santa Cruz for anhour-and-a-half by dancing in a conga line through the store. Malaysian workers decide on public holidays The Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC) has been told to ask its memberswhether they want fewer public holidays. Malaysian Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, said theGovernment would be happy if workers wanted to work harder. “If workers don’t like holidays, just tell us. If they want to workharder, good – then we can reduce the number of public holidays,” he tolda press conference. According to local newspaper The Star, the MTUC said declaring too manypublic holidays could be detrimental to workers’ productivity and could affectthe country’s economy. Abdullah said there had been many holidays in recent weeks because somefestivals coincided with each other. “The economy has never been affectedbecause of the holidays,” he added. Comments are closed. last_img read more

UNC clears athletes to practice; football to resume Monday

first_img Associated Press Television News FOLLOW US Written By COMMENT LIVE TV Last Updated: 23rd August, 2020 07:18 IST UNC Clears Athletes To Practice; Football To Resume Monday North Carolina has cleared football and multiple other sports to resume workouts after temporarily pausing all athletics activities earlier this weekcenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE First Published: 23rd August, 2020 07:18 IST North Carolina has cleared football and multiple other sports to resume workouts after temporarily pausing all athletics activities earlier this week.The school announced the move Saturday, allowing some programs to resume activities Sunday. That list includes the men’s and women’s basketball teams, cross country, field hockey, men’s and women’s soccer, and volleyball.The list also includes the football team, but that program will wait until Monday to resume practice.All other sports programs at the school will remain on hold for now.The announcement comes three days after the decision to pause activities amid rising numbers of coronavirus cases on campus, including in student housing and a fraternity.Those rising cases led the school to cancel in-person undergraduate classes in favor of remote instruction.Athletes had continued access to services such as academic support and medical care during the stoppage, which also included the closure of campus recreation facilities.Athletes are among the groups of students who are permitted to remain in on-campus housing after the move to online-only undergraduate courses. last_img read more