Obama to talk to US bosses on economy

first_img whatsapp Obama to talk to US bosses on economy KCS-content US President Barack Obama will hold a one-day summit of chief executives on Wednesday as part of a renewed effort by the White House to build support from among business leaders for his economic agenda.The administration expects bosses from Google, Cisco Systems, International Business Machines, American Express, Dow Chemical and Pepsico to attend the meeting to discuss trade, tax, regulatory issues and the deficit.The Obama administration wants to persuade US firms to release some of the $1.93 trillion (£1.22 trillion) in cash and other liquid assets they are thought to be hording.The Federal Reserve said last week that cash as a share of total assets is at the highest level it has been in a half-century. President Obama is keen for America’s biggest companies to invest that money in expansion and job creation.The summit will include substantial discussions on overhauling the tax code and cutting the budget deficit as well as discussions over providing “a balanced approach to regulations.” The meeting will be held in private in contrast with some previous White House meetings involving business leaders. It is expected that holding the meeting in private will allow business leaders to speak more candidly than the have felt able to in previous more public meetings.While Obama has met with chief executives since the start of his administration some have complained he has ignored their views. Business leaders have also expressed concern at the President’s occasional sharp criticism of multi-national companies, and his administration’s regulatory and tax policies. More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.com Share whatsapp Sunday 12 December 2010 10:32 pm Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Read More →

Lafarge Zambia Plc 2000 Annual Report

first_imgLafarge Zambia Plc (LACZ.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2000 annual report.For more information about Lafarge Zambia Plc (LACZ.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lafarge Zambia Plc (LACZ.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lafarge Zambia Plc (LACZ.zm)  2000 annual report.Company ProfileLafarge Zambia manufactures and sells cement and aggregate products for the local building and construction industry in Zambia and for international export. Well-known brands in its product portfolio include: Mphamvu, a Portland limestone cement; Powerplus for heavy industrial construction, Supaset for making cement blocks, RoadCem to road construction, Powercrete for applications in the mining industry, and Wallcrete for masonry projects such as bricklaying, plasterwork and floor screeding. Aggregates produced by Lafarge Zambia are used in building projects, heavy construction, road construction, mining, and the production of concrete products. The company also produce a ready-mix concrete product, and supplies products used in rail and road infrastructure. Lafarge Zambia has 2 fully-integrated cement plants based in Ndola and Lusaka, with a total production capacity of 1.4 million tons per annum. Lafarge Zambia exports cement products to Tanzania, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Namibia and Zimbabwe. Lafarge Zambia Plc is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Read More →

First Mutual Properties Limited 2011 Annual Report

first_imgFirst Mutual Properties Limited (FMP.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about First Mutual Properties Limited (FMP.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Mutual Properties Limited (FMP.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Mutual Properties Limited (FMP.zw)  2011 annual report.Company ProfileFirst Mutual Properties, formerly known as Pearl Properties Limited, is a subsidiary of First Mutual Holdings. It is a real estate company with vested interests in the development and management of commercial properties in the major towns of Zimbabwe. First Mutual Properties has a significant property portfolio, comprising some 117 250 square metres of lettable space made up of office parks, retail shops, commercial and industrial property. It owns and manages 41 buildings in the major economic hubs of Zimbabwe, including high-rise commercial buildings, industrial and warehouse properties and retail outlets. First Mutual Properties also has a residential trading stock of two- and three-bedroomed garden flats in Avondale, Harare. First Mutual Properties is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Read More →

With the Lloyds share price this low, should I buy?

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address 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. Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking Group. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. I wrote my most recent bearish article on Lloyds Banking Group (LSE: LLOY) on 8 March. It wasn’t unusual because I’ve been writing nothing but negative pieces about the stock for years. But some quite significant things have changed since early March.The plunging Lloyds share priceBack then, the stock was at 45p. Today it’s around 30p, as I write. And that further plunge of more than 30% makes quite a difference. In March, the share price was already more than 30% lower than at the start of the year. Now, the drop since early January is more than 50%. If you’re looking to buy shares in Lloyds, I’d say that move is encouraging.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…And there was further news from the firm on 1 April. Lloyds’ directors said in the update they’d decided to stop shareholder dividend payments and share buy-backs. That came after the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) encouraged banks to preserve capital because of the coronavirus pandemic.So, there’ll be no final dividend for 2019 and no quarterly or interim dividends in 2020. We’ll have to wait until the end of this year before the directors will “decide on any dividend policy and amounts.” And I read that statement as meaning there’s no certainty dividends will start up again then.Indeed, the recession following the coronavirus lockdown could be grim.  And we may see the absence of dividends from Lloyds for some considerable time because of it. But as a potential new shareholder of Lloyds’ shares, I welcome the news dividends have been suspended.Of course, the news is dire for existing shareholders who’ve now experienced the double whammy of a collapsing share price and the halting of dividend payments. So why do I see the cutting of the dividend as a positive indicator?How I’d aim to make an investment workI don’t view Lloyds as a growth or income investment. To me, it’s a cyclical stock. I reckon the banking sector is one of the most cyclical sectors out there. And that’s why the Lloyds share price is responding so much to the current crisis.For many years, its share price has been swinging up and down a lot and moving essentially sideways. That may seem perplexing because earnings have been improving for much of the time and the dividend has been rising incrementally. Indeed, many observers have made much about the mouth-watering value indicators Lloyds has been displaying, such as a high dividend yield and low price-to-asset values.But the valuation is ‘supposed’ to look low as earnings rise. The market ‘knows’ cyclical troughs follow peaks. And the only way it could compensate for the risk ahead was by nibbling the valuation lower. And that’s why, for years, I’ve been commenting about the risk to the downside.To me, valuation indicators work back to front with out-and-out cyclical stocks such as Lloyds. So the stock looks more attractive to me now the share price is near its previous lows and the dividends have stopped for the time being.I’m not yet a full-on bull about Lloyds, but I’m starting to watch it closely!center_img Image source: Getty Images. 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. With the Lloyds share price this low, should I buy? Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Kevin Godbold | Sunday, 19th April, 2020 | More on: LLOY See all posts by Kevin Godboldlast_img read more

Read More →

Valentine’s Day by the numbers

first_imgWe know lots of chocolate, flowers, and cards are bought for Valentine’s Day, but just how much? Here’s a look at the numbers.$448 millionSpent on candy the week before Valentine’s150 millionValentine’s Day cards are exchanged annually, making Valentine’s Day the second-most popular greeting-card-giving occasion.3%The percentage of people who will give Valentine’s Day gifts to their pets, according to retail statistics.1537The year England’s King Henry VII officially declared Feb. 14 the holiday of St. Valentine’s Day.Late 1800sWhen Richard Cadbury produced the first box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day.More than 35 millionThe number of heart-shaped boxes of chocolate that will be sold for Valentine’s Day.61%Percentage of men who buy flowers for Valentine’s Day.39%Percentage of women who buy flowers for Valentine’s Day.189 millionStems of roses sold in the U.S. on Valentine’s Day.220,000The average number of wedding proposals on Valentine’s Day each year.1,000The average number of letters addressed to Juliet in the Italian city of Verona, where Shakespeare’s lovers Romeo and Juliet lived. TAGSValentines Day Previous articleFlorida Hospital breaks ground on medical office buildingNext articleJuvenile justice reform barely survives its first legislative hearing Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom center_img  Valentine’s Day is about romance, but these statistics are astounding: Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 last_img read more

Read More →

North Garden House / y+M

first_imgNorth Garden House / y+MSave this projectSaveNorth Garden House / y+M Projects Japan Save this picture!Courtesy of y+M design office+ 18 Share “COPY” Photographs:  Courtesy of y+M design officeSave this picture!Courtesy of y+M design officeRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornLouvers / ShuttersLunawoodThermowood BattensWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXText description provided by the architects. Noto River runs nearby the house. At there people can enjoy watching gleam of fireflies in summer, and beautiful color leaves in autumn, besides we sometimes see deer visits to the riverside. We suggested the house where our client can enjoy the abundant gift from nature by designing an open garden nearby the riverside.Save this picture!DiagramWe designed stairs-shaped roof that is down to the riverside. On the roof our client can enjoy watching the fireflies, deer and color leaves. From the roof we can enjoy scenery of Mt. Wakakusa and Mt. Ikoma. So that people can watch some traditional spectacular events of the mountains such as “Daimonjiyaki” bonfire in summer and “Wakakusa-yama Yamayaki” (mountain burning) in new year’s days.Save this picture!Courtesy of y+M design officeIn short, the stairs-shaped roof is the best seats to enjoy both nature and events in an old capital Nara for every season.Save this picture!Courtesy of y+M design officeIn addition people can gather together at the roof like a riverside to spend enjoyable and relaxing time.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe stairs-shaped roof works as eaves for inside of the house. It has a lot of opening windows. Stable brightness is kept through the openings by sunshine that is reflected from the north side garden. We put earthquake-proof fabric wall with built-in gratings. The wall reflects sunshine from fanlight glass windows in south upside to the built-in gratings of ceiling. As the result the wall provide transience between light and shadow into inside the room.Save this picture!Courtesy of y+M design officeThe stairs-shaped roof has built-in gratings, too. We used earthquake proof fabric which blocks people’s view as minimum as possible. So that people can see verandah-like porch, northern garden, Noto River and open sky in the end. Our design gives an open atmosphere in the limited space by the open and flat structure.Save this picture!Courtesy of y+M design officeWherever people sit down (at stairs-shaped roof or inside the room), people can feel open atmosphere, so client will invite many visitors to the house.The stair-shaped roof also contributes comfortable ventilation system with natural energy.Save this picture!DiagramThe stairs-roof is down for north. In summer cool and fresh breeze from surface of the river flows into the house through the opening windows at verandah like porch. In winter sunshine spreads into all over the house through the fanlight glass windows in south upside. So, our design realizes fully comfortable indoor environment by natural energy at every season.Project gallerySee allShow lessCraigieburn Library / Francis-Jones Morehen ThorpSelected ProjectsWhy Not Hand A Hermit Crab a Shelter?Architecture News Share Architects: y+M design office Photographs CopyHouses•Nara, Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/539402/north-garden-house-y-m Clipboard Houses North Garden House / y+M ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/539402/north-garden-house-y-m Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officey+M design officeOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNaraHousesJapanPublished on August 25, 2014Cite: “North Garden House / y+M” 25 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeArmchairsAndreu WorldGrand Raglan – Lounge ChairSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesPlantingSikaGreen RoofsStonesCosentinoSilestone Surfaces – Ethereal CollectionMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 8″Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesFranken-SchotterFacade Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWoodGustafsWood Cladding in St. Erik Eye HospitalLightsKKDCLighting – Groove FLEXMore 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 streamlast_img read more

Read More →

Mehrshahr Villa / Hooba Design

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/796647/mehrshahr-villa-hooba-design Clipboard Architects: Hooba Design Area Area of this architecture project Mehrshahr Villa / Hooba Design Area:  330 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Mehrshahr Villa / Hooba DesignSave this projectSaveMehrshahr Villa / Hooba Design “COPY” Projects Photographs 2016 Housescenter_img “COPY” Photographs:  Babak Toosipour, Deed Studi, Pooyeh Nouryan, Parham Taghioff Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year:  Save this picture!© Babak Toosipour+ 26 Share Manufacturers: FAD, Alloc, SisalClient:Aptus Iran CompanyProject Manager:Mohsen KazemianfardPhase 2:Dariush Ghorbani3 D Illustration:Mona RazaviPresentation:Parima Jahangard, Atousa Shiran, Pooyeh NouryanStructure:Steel FramingMechanical & Electrical:Mr EtemadiSupervisor:Aptus Iran CompanyFurniture:Harmony CompanyArchitect In Charge:Hooman BalazadehCity:KarajCountry:IranMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Pooyeh NouryanRecommended ProductsDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumText description provided by the architects. The Initial idea of this project was to design a 330 m2 villa in a 3 hectares private yard facing a lake. One of the main criteria was to create spaces that are closely engaged with the surrounding landscape, an uninterrupted connection between the interior and the exterior to form a structure which becomes a part of the site itself:Save this picture!Diagram 1Save this picture!Diagram 3A. A systematic organization of open and semi-open spaces was used to enhance the presence of nature in the interior spaces. The main semi-open space is a void on the first floor of the main cubical form. The strategic position of this void provides both physical connection to the private lounge and the master bedroom as well as visual connection to the lake. The semi-open space is also connected to the terrace on the lake side by the means of a bridge. This terrace is a perfect view point of the lake.Save this picture!© Babak ToosipourSave this picture!© Deed StudiB. The stones used on the façade are in harmony with the existing stones in the garden. These stones are used in their natural form but in a controlled horizontal pattern. The voids in the stone pattern provide a controlled overlook and a limited sunlight penetration to spaces such as washrooms and corridors which require less exterior exposure.  Integration of the voids and solids not only creates a consistent exterior façade, but also provides the interior spaces with a view to the greenery. At nights these voids provide a lighter feeling of the solid exterior façade. These voids are also used to naturally ventilate the building as well as to implement the mechanical equipment.Save this picture!© Babak ToosipourC. The existing trees between the open and semi open spaces were kept so that both spaces are surrounded by vegetation. The variation of sunlight penetration through the leafs during the day significantly enhances the quality of the atmosphere.Save this picture!© Parham TaghioffOne of the main criteria in the design process was to maximize the amount of sunlight exposure. Two sets of skylights were implemented, one over the main staircase and the other at the vertical gap between the two roofs. Moreover, transparent dividers implemented parallel to the vertical skylight increase sunlight penetration to spaces not directly connected to the skylight. The main function of the horizontal skylight over the main staircase was to provide natural winter heating. This skylight could be shaded in summer to prevent excess sunlight exposure. In section, these systems enable sunlight penetration in three directions: vertical, horizontal, as well as diagonal.Save this picture!© Babak ToosipourProject gallerySee allShow lessSotheby’s / Correia/Ragazzi ArquitectosSelected ProjectsVision Tower at Business Bay / tvsdesignSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/796647/mehrshahr-villa-hooba-design Clipboard CopyHouses•Karaj, Iran Iran CopyAbout this officeHooba DesignOfficeFollowProductsWoodStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKarajIranPublished on October 12, 2016Cite: “Mehrshahr Villa / Hooba Design” 12 Oct 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersEducational3MProjection Screen Whiteboard FilmPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsLinoleum / Vinyl / Epoxy / UrethaneTerrazzo & MarbleTerrazzo in The Gateway ArchSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVWire MeshGKD Metal FabricsMetal Fabric in Kansas City University BuildingGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Curved Glass PrintingMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Double Lock Standing SeamChairs / StoolsFreifrauBarstool – OnaSealants / ProtectorsWoodenha IndustriesFireproofing System for Wood Cladding – BIME®More products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Mehrshahr 别墅 / Hooba Design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

Read More →

The Voxel Quarantine Cabin / Valldaura Labs

first_imgPhotographs:  Adrià GoulaDirection:Vicente Guallart, Daniel IbañezAcademic Coordination:Michael SalkaAssistants:Bruno Ganem, Luis Leveri, Akshay Mhamunkar, Daniel Nahmias, Layth Sidiq, Kya KernerDevelopers:Alex Hadley Anfisa Mishchenko Sena Kocaoğlu Camille Garnier Dania Aburouss Ester Camps Bastida Filippo Vegezzi Giada Mirizzi Juan Gabriel Secondo Maitri Joy Uka Camila Fajardo Nathalie Botbol Shreya Sharma Yue Zhang Zhiqian Liu Rafael Abboud Irene Rodriguez PerezOrganizer & Sponsor:Valldaura Labs at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of CatalunyaProject Management:Valldaura Labs at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of CatalunyaSponsors:Saltoki, Miogás, Mausa, Distribució Sostenible, Bestiario, Henkel, Cork 2000 & TallfustaAdvisory:Oscar Aceves, Miquel Rodriguez, Jochen Scheerer, Elena Orte, Guillermo Sevillano, Eduardo Chamorro, David Valldeoriola, Miguel Nevado, Jordi Prat, Gustavo EscuderoCity:BacelonaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Adrià GoulaRecommended ProductsConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemRenders / 3D AnimationVectorworksVectorworks ArchitectMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformText description provided by the architects. The Collserola natural park, in the surroundings of Barcelona, is the setting for The Voxel project, produced by a team made up of students, professionals, and experts from the Master in Advanced Ecological Buildings and Biocities (MAEBB) of the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) Valldaura Labs. It is a quarantine cabin designed for the self-confinement of one occupant. The project was designed entirely under quarantine conditions and is an architectural response to the current crisis. Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaSave this picture!© Adrià GoulaThe cabin is very near to the headquarters of Valldaura Labs, the campus created by the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), focused on research and education on self-sufficient habitat. Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaThe Voxel was designed and built during the MAEBB 2019-2020 master’s degree, with the consultancy of a group of experts formed by the directors of the master’s degree Daniel Ibáñez and Vicente Guallart, the energy expert Oscar Aceves, the water expert Jochen Scheerer, and the architects Elena Orte and Guillermo Sevillano, among others. It was built in just 5 months, turning the dense forest of Collserola, Barcelona, into the home of a truly ambitious project in the area of ecological architecture.Save this picture!© Adrià Goula Zero km materials. Designed as a quarantine cabin, the house can accommodate one occupant for 14 days, providing all material needs during self-confinement. The Voxel, or volumetric pixel, is a 12 square meter cross-laminated timber (CLT) structure made of Aleppo Pine (Pinus halepensis) that was milled, dried, processed, and pressed on-site at Valldaura. All timber used in the project was harvested within a radius of less than 1 kilometer from the construction site.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Adrià GoulaBased on a sustainable forest management plan approved in Collserola, a certain forest volume can be obtained each year to encourage the growth of smaller trees and biodiversity, because forest biomass grows by 3% each year and growing trees absorb more CO2. Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaThe project responds to the interest in promoting a new generation of green buildings using structural cross-laminated timber (CLT), which is suitable to become a key material for constructing buildings that combat climate change. Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Adrià GoulaStructural Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) the future of construction. To supply the raw materials of the project, 40 pine trees were harvested and cut into 3cm boards and stacked to dry for three months. After they reached the proper humidity level, each board was taken into the Valldaura Labs carpentry to be processed into hundreds of pine lamellas. Each lamella was then encoded into a specific sequence, tagged, and pressed into more than 30 structural CLT panels which were assembled into a 3.6×3.6m cube.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaIn a feat of obsessive commitment to locality and understanding the material flows of architecture, every lamella of every panel was tracked and traced, ensuring that every single wooden element of the house can be accurately traced back to the point where the tree it came from.Save this picture!Cortesía de Valldaura LabsSave this picture!AxoSave this picture!Cortesía de Valldaura LabsThe panels were held together metal-free with lap joints and wooden dowels, inspired by a commitment to use less carbon-intensive materials. The structure was then wrapped in a layer of cork insulation and mounted with an innovative series of rain-screen panels made from waste material created during the CLT production process. Save this picture!Cortesía de Valldaura LabsWhile processing raw pine boards to get perfectly rectangular lamella, the organic edge of the board usually goes to waste. By reimagining this linear cycle of material selection and disposal into a more circular form, these off-cuts were turned into a facade that showcases the organic complexity of the tree that is usually hidden in most wooden constructions. Save this picture!Cortesía de Valldaura LabsBy advancing the design a step further, each off-cut was parametrically organized into a gradient that corresponds to functions within the cabin. Certain sections of the skin also extrude away from the cabin corresponding to metabolic components like water tanks and an outdoor shower. The roof of the cabin features a series of garden boxes with elaborate joints milled with computer-numerical-control (CNC) machinery (no screws, no glue), which holds a variety of local plants and funnel rainwater into a collection tank below. Save this picture!Cortesía de Valldaura LabsSave this picture!AxoSave this picture!Cortesía de Valldaura LabsCork insulation was placed over the wooden panels, and a burnt wooden skin was placed over it, using the Japanese Shou Sugi Ban technique, which protects the building from the rain.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaSave this picture!© Adrià GoulaMaster in Advanced Ecological Buildings and Biocities (MAEBB). The Master in Advanced Ecological Buildings and Bio-cities (MAEBB) is an immersive 11-month program in which students learn to design ecological projects, parametric design techniques, and the transformation of locally sourced materials. The program ends with the collective and supervised design and construction of a small building to experience all phases of the construction process to create the green buildings of the future. The Voxel was built with the participation of 17 students and 5 volunteers from 15 countries, during the months of April to August 2020, in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaCircular Metabolism. Valldaura Labs is known for its interest in exploring the limits of self-sufficiency, trying to provide for all living needs without relying too heavily on the importation of goods or services. The Voxel strives for similar independence to achieve its program as a quarantine cabin, made possible by a comprehensively designed water-energy-waste scheme. The cabin is equipped with three solar panels and independent battery storage, specifically designed to power the lighting and devices for a single resident. The water system incorporates both rainwater collection and grey-water recycling, as well as black-water treatment within a self-contained biogas system that generates usable cooking or heating fuel and sanitary fertilizer as by-products. Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaNow that the construction is complete, The Voxel stands as visceral proof of a forthcoming advanced and ecological architectural paradigm that uses hyper-local materials and industrialized techniques.Just as the natural park supplies the city with a vital supply of oxygen from its trees, the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia’s (IAAC) Valldaura Labs and its Master in Advanced Ecological Buildings & Biocities (MAEBB) program have committed to supplying the knowledge of the forest to the urban environment through design. Completing construction on two full-scale houses in just two years, MAEBB has thoroughly embodied the spirit of learning-by-making, demonstrating the value of putting design research to the test with built works.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaProject gallerySee allShow lessLos Angeles Launches New ADU Program To Combat Housing ShortageArchitecture NewsM+ Museum / Herzog & de Meuron + TFP Farrells + ArupSelected Projects Share Projects CopyHouses•Bacelona, Spain The Voxel Quarantine Cabin / Valldaura LabsSave this projectSaveThe Voxel Quarantine Cabin / Valldaura Labs Houses “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/958366/the-voxel-quarantine-cabin-valldaura-labs Clipboard ArchDaily “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/958366/the-voxel-quarantine-cabin-valldaura-labs Clipboard Spain Architects: Valldaura Labs Photographs The Voxel Quarantine Cabin / Valldaura Labs Save this picture!© Adrià Goula+ 31Curated by Clara Ott Share CopyAbout this officeValldaura LabsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBarcelonaOn FacebookSpainPublished on March 15, 2021Cite: “The Voxel Quarantine Cabin / Valldaura Labs” [The Voxel – Una cabaña de cuarentena / Valldaura Labs] 15 Mar 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?巴塞罗那隔离舱小屋 Voxel / Valldaura Labs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

Read More →

Allahabad High Court Pulls Up A Judicial Magistrate For Advising The Party ‘To Do Or What Not To Do’ [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesAllahabad High Court Pulls Up A Judicial Magistrate For Advising The Party ‘To Do Or What Not To Do’ [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay5 Nov 2020 10:08 PMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court recently pulled up a Judicial Magistrate for passing a “strange order” whereby he “advised the client (of the Counsel present before the Court) to do or what not to do”.The Bench of Justice Rahul Chaturvedi in his order remarked,”This Court records its strongest exception and impertinence to such type of orders shown by the learned Magistrate and accepts that he would…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Allahabad High Court recently pulled up a Judicial Magistrate for passing a “strange order” whereby he “advised the client (of the Counsel present before the Court) to do or what not to do”.The Bench of Justice Rahul Chaturvedi in his order remarked,”This Court records its strongest exception and impertinence to such type of orders shown by the learned Magistrate and accepts that he would not pass such type of orders in future.”The Background of the CaseAn application was filed before the High Court under 482 CrPC against the order dated 02.01.2020 passed by Judicial Magistrate, Deoria in Misc. Case No. 962 of 2018 arising out of NCR No. 217 of 2014 under Section 323, 504, 506 IPC, P.S.Rudgrapur, District Deoria.Proceedings before the MagistrateAn application was filed by the Counsel for the Applicant/Accused (Mukesh) before the Judicial Magistrate, Deoria in Misc. Case No. 962 of 2018 arising out of NCR No. 217 of 2014.In this Application, it was informed to the Court that in Case No. 962 of 2018 arising out of NCR No. 217 of 2014 (District Deoria/P.S. Fathepur), there had been no progress and no investigation took place in the said matter.It was further submitted that in the said matter, the Applicant/Accused had been impleaded as an accused party.Lastly, it was prayed before the Court, that if the Court thinks it appropriate, an order may be passed by the Court directing the removal of the name of the Accused from the Case No. 962 of 2018 arising out of NCR No. 217 of 2014.After, hearing the Counsels of the Party, the Judicial Magistrate noted in its order dated 02.01.2020 that,”As far as the question of ordering the removal of the name of the Accused/Petitioner Mukesh from the NCR is concerned, this Court doesn’t have any power to do the same. This Jurisdiction/Power is vested in the High Court under S. 482 CrPC.”Accordingly, the prayer was refused to order the removal of the name of the Applicant/Accused from the Case No. 962 of 2018 arising out of NCR No. 217 of 2014Matter before the High CourtThe Applicant then moved High Court under Section 482 CrPc praying that the order dated 02.01.2020 be quashed.The High Court in its order said,”It is strange order passed by concerned Judicial Magistrate, whereby the Presiding Judge has advised his client to do or what not to do.”Lastly, the Judicial Magistrate, Deoria was directed to pass suitable order in accordance with law within a fortnight from the date of production of certified copy of the order.With the aforesaid observation, the application under 482 Cr.P.C. was disposed of.Advocates Ram Mohan Yadav and Khurshed Alam appeared on behalf of the Accused/Applicant Mukesh.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Click Here To Download Magistrate Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

Read More →

St. Catherine’s Well subject of further debate this week

first_img Facebook Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Pinterest Twitter Previous articleDouble win for Martin Harley and Alan KingNext articleGAA Programme – 25/07/18 News Highland St. Catherine’s Well subject of further debate this week Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest By News Highland – July 26, 2018 Google+ The site at St. Catherine’s Well in Killybegs was the subject of further debate this week but a recommendation on its future has been taken a stage further, after Cllrs voted 27 to 4 to amend the zoning of lands on a proposal from Cllr Niamh Kennedy. Assurances were given that a buffer zone of 40 metres with a total distance of 80 metres would be sufficient in protecting the historic importance of the site.Both Cllr John Campbell and Cllr Frank Mc Brearty voiced concerns on this recommendation.However, Cllr Kennedy believes it’s the best way forward:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/niacfbgdfgdfgmhwell.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Harps come back to win in Waterford AudioHomepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApplast_img read more

Read More →