White Monolith / LOSTINARCHITECTURE

first_imgSave this picture!© Gebhard Sengmüller+ 14 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/181461/white-monolith-lostinarchitecture Clipboard ArchDaily Austria Houses “COPY” CopyAbout this officeLOSTINARCHITECTUREOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesAustriaPublished on November 06, 2011Cite: “White Monolith / LOSTINARCHITECTURE” 06 Nov 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/181461/white-monolith-lostinarchitecture Clipboard White Monolith / LOSTINARCHITECTURE Projects CopyHouses•Austria Area: 315 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Architects: LOSTINARCHITECTURE Area Area of this architecture project 2011 Photographs: Gebhard SengmüllerText description provided by the architects. Project Description Save this picture!© Gebhard SengmüllerRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornIn the rural Weinviertel region of Lower Austria individual examples of new architecture are generally introduced with caution and reticence. This makes it all the more surprising when suddenly, on a busy street in the densely built-up part of the town of Mistelbach (population 13,000), not far from the main square, you come across a white monolith that speaks a self-assured architectural language. Building Cast in One Piece Save this picture!© Gebhard SengmüllerThe dwelling house with doctor’s surgery presents a closed facade towards the street. However, not only has any possible severity in its appearance been alleviated by intelligently conceived folds with dynamic edges but, in conjunction with the white color used, the building appears friendly and inviting. Save this picture!© Gebhard SengmüllerOn taking a closer look you realize that the monolithic impression made by the building was not achieved solely by means of its form but also through the special way in which the white façade is coated. This synthetic, resin-based coat is continued across the walls and the roof, dispenses with separating joints and conveys the impression that the entire building was made as a single piece. Save this picture!© Gebhard SengmüllerLiving in Greenery Save this picture!© Gebhard SengmüllerThe living area, which is separated from the noisy outdoor space and is reached through a driveway, is located behind the doctor’s surgery. Whereas patients can enter the surgery directly from the street, the residential part on the garden side has its own entrance in the yard. Two cars can be parked under a “bridge” connecting the two buildings which also serves as a carport, and the living areas can also be entered from this sheltered space. Save this picture!© Gebhard SengmüllerAll the spaces for everyday life such as kitchen, living room, parents’ bedroom and child’s bedroom are located on the garden side. This makes the dream of living amidst green surroundings in an urban setting a reality for this pair of doctors and their small child. It was even possible to meet the client’s wish for a study with a view of the church tower. This space is on the upper level in the “bridge” and is lit from a green courtyard that was made between the site boundary wall and the bridge structure. All the existing walls to the neighboring properties were preserved and increased in height, thus maximizing the privacy of the outdoor living space in the garden. Save this picture!© Gebhard SengmüllerCalm, Reduced Color Concept The simple elegance of the exterior of this reinforced concrete building is matched by a reduced, calm color concept that is used both inside and outside. Black is combined with the repeated white of the façade, in the form of coated metal it defines all the entrance areas and openings, making them contrast clearly with the building shell. All the fittings and furniture, both in the surgery and the living area are white, from the surgery to the kitchen and the bookshelves. In the doctor’s practice a functional, light grey synthetic flooring was used, in the living areas such as living room or bedrooms a white-oiled oak parquet floor was laid. In the corridors, the closets and the building services room the white of the façade is repeated. The entire outer corner of the entrance area was clad with black aluminium panels. Inside this area is light and is lined with white glazed birch plywood. Black solar protection glass was used in all the windows on the southern side of the house, the street façade. A milky, plotted film, based on graphic design by the architect, was applied to the glazed front of the waiting room. The pattern of pixels is semi-transparent, allows plenty of light to enter and, for patients waiting to see the doctor, it provides the requisite privacy towards the street. Text provided by LOSTINARCHITECTUREProject gallerySee allShow lessHotel Liesma Proposal / Jevgenijs Busins & Liva BankaArticlesEAMES: The Architect and The PainterArticles Share White Monolith / LOSTINARCHITECTURESave this projectSaveWhite Monolith / LOSTINARCHITECTURE Year: “COPY”last_img read more

Outdoor Education Offered This Summer Through Steinbeck Country Program

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment Business News Subscribe Education Outdoor Education Offered This Summer Through Steinbeck Country Program By Gilbert Rivera, Publications Supervisor Published on Friday, June 19, 2015 | 10:56 am EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website center_img Top of the News HerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Author John Steinbeck lauded the lush, Central California coastal lands as the “valley of the world.” And this summer, Pasadena City College students will have the chance to experience them firsthand and at the same time gain academic credit.Beginning this second summer session, PCC students enrolled in “Steinbeck Country” will be given the opportunity to explore different ecosystems, collaborate on projects, and camp for a week (July 9 to July 15) in the same region the literary giant penned about early in his prodigious career. This “living classroom” program is offered as a cohort where students will be able to gain credit through English 1B and Environmental Sciences 1 courses.Some of the points of natural and literary interest that will be visited include: the Center for Regenerative Studies at Cal Poly, the coastal redwood forest, Big Sur, Cannery Row, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and Jeffers’ Tor House in Carmel.“Camping with a group is so much fun,” said Dr. Krista Walter, PCC associate professor of English. “But something truly amazing happens on this program. Experiential learning in nature is transformative. Students tell me their lives are changed.”A fee of $200 is required to cover the costs of the trip, which include transportation, admission fees, campgrounds, and food. Students enrolled in the cohort must be eligible for both courses and may not take any other classes during the dates of the program. Honors credit is also available to students enrolled in the PCC Honors Program.Space is limited. For more information, visit www.steinbeckcountry.weebly.com or contact Walter at [email protected] or professor Erika Catanese at [email protected] Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

City Council shaken up in 2018

first_imgLocal News TAGS Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Pinterestcenter_img Facebook 2018 Year in Review logo web.jpg Following a year of controversial decisions from the Odessa City Council, the public made it clear they wanted to see a change in their city government. Change is what they made happen when they voted to add an at-large city council member and give the mayor the ability to vote. Odessa residents voted overwhelmingly Nov. 6 to pass Proposition 1, creating the at-large seat, 11,712 to 4,262, and Proposition 2, 11,117 to 4,814. These two propositions stemmed from a citizen-driven petition which began last December, and was filed in February with more than 4,200 signatures. With the propositions passed, voters were also able to elect Odessa accountant Peggy Dean to serve as the first at-large city council member after she ran unopposed for the position, garnering 12,277 votes. Further shakeup occurred during the election, as Council Members Barbara Graff, Mike Gardner and Filiberto Gonzales, representing District 3, 4 and 5 respectively, had their seats filled by new Council Members Detra White, Tom Sprawls and Mari Willis. Gardner and Gonzales had opted not to run again, and Graff had reached her term limit. Graff and Gonzales played a part in some of the controversial decisions that led to the creation of the petition. They, along with District 1 Council Member Malcolm Hamilton, had previously shown opposition to the petition giving two more votes to the City Council, twice voting down requests to call elections in May and November to vote on the propositions. Hamilton was at the center of a number of controversies in the latter half of 2018 after he, Graff Gonzales and Mayor David Turner had planned to take a taxpayer-funded trip to South Padre Island to see City Secretary Norma Grimaldo receive a statewide award. Hamilton refused to justify using taxpayer money to take the trip, calling it a “stupid ass question” and calling Odessa American Publisher Pat Canty a “f—king homosexual.” Further attention was drawn toward Hamilton after anonymous sources spoke about an argument taking place after an October City Council meeting between Hamilton and Interim City Attorney Gary Landers, with Hamilton reportedly getting close to Landers’ face before the two were separated by District 1 Council Member Dewey Bryant. Hamilton can be heard shouting and saying “do it again” multiple times in recorded audio of the incident. Following this argument, the Odessa Police Department began staffing City Hall with a security officer during business hours, paying them overtime. City Spokesperson Andrea Goodson said the officer was placed there due to safety concerns. Hamilton was the only city official to speak about the incident, saying the argument occurred due to Landers ignoring a question Hamilton had asked him twice during the Oct. 9 City Council meeting. Landers and Hamilton later apologized to each other, Hamilton added, and now have a “good relationship.” In late November, Hamilton told Odessan Norma Alvarez to “go die somewhere” in a private Facebook message after she had sent him a message calling him “a total disgrace” to Odessa. After calling him a disgrace to the Permian High School football program and accusing him of skewing facts, Hamilton responded by saying “oh please, go die somewhere.” Hamilton told CBS7 Alvarez deserved the comment for insulting him first. “She had very ill words to say to me so I said ill words back to her,” Hamilton told CBS7. “I live by the passage of do unto others as thou will have done unto thyself and you can clearly see she started with me.” There was internal shakeup of city staff earlier in the year, as Michael Marrero was appointed to become the permanent city manager in May and Landers was hired as interim city attorney following the retirement of Larry Long. The former city attorney retired at the end of February following accusations the year prior that he had sexually harassing a legal assistant. Without taking any disciplinary action, the City Council ultimately allowed Long to resign at the end of February, in part so he could receive better retirement benefits. That wasn’t the only accusation of sexual harassment gone unpunished at the City, however. Utilities Field Operations Manager Antonio Madrid had a sexual harassment complaint filed against him by a female employee under him in April. A number of accusations were listed against Madrid, including one stating that he had recorded a woman with her phone while she was wearing a skirt, and accusations he would caress her ear. Another woman was included in the complaint who stated Madrid had offered her a foot massage after he saw her limping in the hallway. The city’s legal department arranged a meeting between Madrid and the three women accusing him of sexual harassment in July, to allow the women to let them know how he made them feel. After this, one of the complainants said no further action was taken against Madrid. One of the complainants said she had forgiven Madrid during the meeting and that he had apologized. “But I still think something needed to be done,” she said at the time. “Yes, he did say that, but he could have said that just because everybody was there.” A lawsuit was also settled between the City and the OA in March, a near year-long endeavor filed by the OA in June 2017 alleging the City Council violated the state open meetings law after they voted to oust the head of the Odessa Development Corporation following a closed-door discussion. The City will now be required to keep audio records of closed sessions for at least two years, allowing a judge to examine the records should future lawsuits allege open meetings act violations, which goes beyond what the law currently requires. Additionally, the settlement also called for the City to comply with the requirements of the Texas Open Meeting Act and pay part of the OA’s legal fees, $12,500. As part of the settlement, the City Council denied violating the act, “or if it did, the violation was only technical and resulted in no harm” to the OA or the general public. The city still managed to make further progress in its mission of revitalizing downtown in 2018. The hotel and convention center downtown is still under construction, expected to open in July 2019, with the Ector Theater still undergoing renovations as well. Most notably, the City Council approved the creation of a tax increment reinvestment zone downtown. This TIRZ freezes property tax revenues at a base level, and as property values rise as the area is developed, revenues collected above that level can be used for further projects in the designated zone. The TIRZ boundaries run from Second Street, Eighth Street, Adams Avenue and Bernice Avenue. The money raised here would be used for downtown improvements, Marrero said previously, such as widening sidewalks, improved lighting or additional parking. 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