Laman Residence / A Gruppo Architects

first_imgArchitects: A Gruppo Architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily “COPY” Area:  2100 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Dror Baldinger+ 30 Share CopyHouses•San Marcos, United States Projects Photographs:  Dror BaldingerExisting Square Ft :1800Cost:$195-$200 per square ft.City:San MarcosCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Mark MenjivarText description provided by the architects. Upon retirement after 40 years of teaching Fibre-Arts and Interior Design at Texas State University (formerly Southwest Texas State University), the Lamans desired a gallery and studio to compliment their modest 1970’s era modern home, taken from Heritage Homes plan books originally started by Henry D. Norris AIA. Clad in white stucco, the 1800 sq. ft. residence is characterized by a tripartite plan arrangement of two shed roof’s flanking a central core.Save this picture!© Dror BaldingerThe Lamans expertly sited the house amongst a dense canopy of live oak and cedar elm trees on a 1 acre, hill country lot in San Marcos, Texas. Over the past 30 years, they have carved out a series of outdoor rooms, a secret garden and sculpture courts around their home leaving only one logical area for an addition – the front yard. While in most situations an addition would supplement the operation of an existing structure, this situation presented an opportunity for the addition to supplant the home – completely transforming it’s identity and creating a new entry.Save this picture!© Dror BaldingerThe program called for an exhibition gallery, a painting studio, a library and a new master suite. Taking queues from the parti of the existing home’s massing, the addition is comprised of paired towers (gallery and studio) flanking a foyer and upper level library. The addition is located in a bowl-like depression at the head of a dry creek bed and so must be accessed via a series of bridges which allowing natural water runoff to flow around and between the existing and new structures.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe atmosphere in the towers is animated through two distinct lighting strategies. Ambient light is filtered by the North facing translucent walls while carefully placed skylights project pools of light through a series of ceiling baffles throughout the day. Depending upon the location of the sun, the color temperature of the natural light provides a diverse reading to the Lamans’ art.Save this picture!© Dror BaldingerThe library is defined by shelves which cantilever into the voluminous modified-gambrel roof forms of the towers – linking the spaces through section. Perched atop the entry, views to the surrounding canopy of trees create an intimate gathering space for conversation and contemplation for the Lamans and their guests.Save this picture!© Dror BaldingerThe Lamans’ appreciation for outdoor living is realized with the addition of a new sculpture garden and bocce court off of the gallery, ideal for large showings or family gatherings. While in a more intimate setting, the master bedroom and bathroom open directly into a private Zen garden.Save this picture!© Dror BaldingerThe master suite was reconfigured through a sensitive addition of a bathing and dressing room while shifting the existing bedroom out, forming a linear gallery hall which bisects the existing house and new addition. Movement along this corridor not only makes the user aware of old and new but has framed views to the new outdoor rooms as well.Save this picture!© Dror BaldingerProject gallerySee allShow lessKean University to Acquire Michael Graves Residence After Rejection by PrincetonArchitecture NewsRising from the Ashes: Krakow University Student Creates Vision for the Volcanic Isl…Articles Share Houses 2015 Year:  Laman Residence / A Gruppo ArchitectsSave this projectSaveLaman Residence / A Gruppo Architects Photographs United States “COPY” Laman Residence / A Gruppo Architects CopyAbout this officeTHAD – Architectural Design & Research Institute of Tsinghua UniversityOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSan MarcosUnited StatesPublished on June 30, 2016Cite: “Laman Residence / A Gruppo Architects” 30 Jun 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Marcus Missen joins Leonard Cheshire & other charity appointments

first_img Tagged with: Recruitment / people  267 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Bethany Kinsella joins Greenhouse Sports as Director of Fundraising New trustees for The National Academy for Social Prescribing Mike Straney joins JDRF as UK Director of Fundraising & Engagement Advocacy, information and advice charity POhWER, has strengthened its senior executive team with the appointments of Fiona McArthur-Worbey and Julie Born. The charity, which is led by Helen Moulinos, now has an executive team that is four-fifths women and a team of on-the-ground advocates – of whom 80% identify as female. Fiona McArthur-Worbey has been at POhWER for over 14 years, and takes on the newly created post of Director of Fundraising and Engagement. Leading a team of seven professionals in service design and development, she will oversee all activity involving public relations, social media, external communications, engagement, media and income generation. She first joined POhWER in 2006, working as a Community Advocate for over three years. Since then, she has worked her way up from Independent Mental Health Advocate and Project Manager at HertsHelp, to holding the position of Head of New Business for over six years. Joining her on the senior executive team is Julie Born, who has been appointed as the charity’s People Director. Marcus Missen joins Leonard Cheshire as Executive Director of Fundraising JDRF has appointed Mike Straney as UK Director of Fundraising and Engagement. Straney joins JDRF from the RAF Benevolent Fund, where he was Director of Fundraising and Communications. Over the last 15 years he has held senior fundraising and partnerships roles across the charity sector, for organisations including Sightsavers, Breast Cancer Campaign and Marie Curie. Beginning his career in diabetes technology sales at Lifescan, he also has a strong knowledge of type 1 diabetes and the impact it can have on those living with the condition. Straney will lead on engaging with JDRF supporters throughout the UK to raise funds for type 1 diabetes research, and will also oversee JDRF’s corporate fundraising. Fiona McArthur-Worbey takes up Director of Fundraising and Engagement role at POhWER Greenhouse Sports has appointed a new Director of Fundraising, Bethany Kinsella. Kinsella has been at Greenhouse Sports for more than three years and has been at the forefront of a number of fundraising initiatives, including the most recent gift of £1.5 million from Julia and Hans Rausing. She has also led the charity’s partnership with People’s Postcode Lottery, which celebrated its fifth year in 2020, with £2.67m raised by players to date. Prior to Greenhouse Sports Kinsella spent the last decade fundraising for causes including the Saracens Sport Foundation and Dallaglio RugbyWorks. Advertisementcenter_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via Marcus Missen is joining Leonard Cheshire as its new Executive Director of Fundraising, Marketing and Communications. He joins from WaterAid, where he is Director of Communications and Fundraising. During his nine years at WaterAid, Missen is credited with leading transformation of the charity’s brand and fundraising. He has been Chair of its Global Communications and Fundraising Executive since 2012. He is also currently Vice Chair of Bond UK’s Trustee Board, and chairs the advisory panel for The Resource Alliance. He has also been a trustee of the International Broadcasting Trust since 2018. Missen starts at Leonard Cheshire on 14 June. The National Academy for Social Prescribing (NASP) has appointed five new trustees to its board: Chris Askew OBE, Dr. Harry Brunjes, Brad Gudger, Sarah Metcalfe and Gay Palmer, who will work with its four existing trustees. The new trustees bring a wealth of expertise from the health, social, voluntary and community sectors:  Chris Askew OBE has been Chief Executive of Diabetes UK since 2015, Dr Harry Brunjes is Chair of the English National Opera and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, Brad Gudger is a Youth Expert Advisor for NHS England & NHS Improvement, a Young Leader for the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust and a One Young World Ambassador, Sarah Metcalfe was CEO of Playlist for Life and is currently Executive Director for the Iona Community, and Gay Palmer, a social prescribing link worker in East London and former nurse with over 20 years’ experience.  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis With Marcus Missen leaving WaterAid after nine years to take up the post of Executive Director of Fundraising, Marketing and Communications at Leonard Cheshire, and Fiona McArthur-Worbey taking up the newly created post of Director of Fundraising and Engagement at POhWER, here are six recently announced charity moves. SPANA appoints Linda Edwards as Chief Executive Melanie May | 26 May 2021 | News Marcus Missen joins Leonard Cheshire & other charity appointments SPANA has announced that Linda Edwards has been appointed as Chief Executive, taking up the role in August. Edwards has worked across the animal welfare, international development, humanitarian and commercial sectors, and is currently serving as Interim Chief Executive of the international development charity United Purpose. Her previous roles include Chief Executive of Build Africa and Executive Director of Operations at The Donkey Sanctuary. She was appointed as SPANA’s new Chief Executive following an independent search and selection process led by the Charity’s Board of Trustees.  last_img read more

Tibetan poet’s blogs closed down

first_img ChinaAsia – Pacific July 31, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Tibetan poet’s blogs closed down RSF_en Reporters Without Borders today condemned the sudden disappearance on 28 July of two blogs by leading Tibetan poet Woeser (photo). They were shut down by the websites that hosted them –, a Tibetan cultural portal, and, a local blog platform – presumably on government orders amid a continuing wave of online censorship in China. Help by sharing this information Follow the news on China News March 12, 2021 Find out more China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures ChinaAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts News News Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes 中文版本Reporters Without Borders today condemned the sudden disappearance on 28 July of two blogs by leading Tibetan poet Woeser (also known as Oser and, in Chinese, Wei Se). They were shut down by the websites that hosted them –, a Tibetan cultural portal, and, a local blog platform – presumably on government orders amid a continuing wave of online censorship in China.“We are appalled by the closure of Woeser’s blogs and we call for them to be reopened,” the press freedom organisation said. “As her poetry is banned in China, these blogs were the only way she had left to express herself. Their disappearance shows how the Chinese authorities go out of their way to limit Tibetan culture to folklore for tourists.”Reporters Without Borders added: “Political control of the Chinese Internet is becoming more and more strict. The Chinese search engines recently updated their word filters while chat forums have been closed on government orders. We again appeal to the Chinese authorities to respect freedom of expression, a right guaranteed under their constitution.”Woeser used her two blogs – and – to post her poems and essays about Tibetan culture, as well as articles written by her husband, Wang Lixiong, an independent Chinese writer. Most of the visitors to the blogs were Tibetan students who, like Woeser, had received their education in Chinese and who wanted to renew contact with their original Tibetan culture.Woeser is one of the few Tibetan authors and poets to write in Chinese. She is committed to the defence of Tibetan culture and her book “Notes on Tibet” was banned in 2004 because of its favourable references to the Dalai Lama. She was fired from her job, evicted from her home and lost her social welfare entitlement. She was also forced to write articles recognising her “political errors.” But she has continued to work and several of her books have been published in Taiwan in recent years.The disappearance of her two blogs comes a few days after the closure of the forum of her husband’s website, and that of a site that was very influential among Chinese intellectuals, Century China.————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: to go further China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prisonlast_img read more

Reporters Without Borders urges thorough investigation into brutal beating of film-maker David Benchetrit

first_img IsraelMiddle East – North Africa to go further Organisation “We would like to see the police investigation pursued with the utmost vigour so that the perpetrators of this shocking violence are arrested and punished in keeping with the seriousness of the attack,” the international press freedom organisation said in its letter to minister Tzachi Hanegbi.Reporters Without Borders particularly insisted on the need for “full co-operation between the Defence ministry, in front of which the assault took place, and the Public Security Ministry which is in charge of the police investigation”.The organisation also asked to be kept informed of the progress of the investigation, the results of which should be made public in about two weeks.The hard-hitting documentary film-maker was attacked as he prepared to go into the defence ministry for an appointment with ministry spokesperson Ruth Yaron in connection with a film he was making about Israel’s conscientious objectors.Stopped by a security guard and told to identity himself, Benchetrit was beaten because he failed to comply quickly enough, but also, according to him, because the guard apparently “took him for an Arab”.Three other guards then handcuffed him and rained blows on him with the butts of their guns, as he tried to tell them he was a journalist and had an appointment.Benchetrit still has great difficulty walking as a result of multiple fractures of the right leg and is suffering psychological effects from the blows to his head, including memory lapses and problems with concentration.”Shocked” by the assault, Reporters Without Borders had on 26 April written to Israeli Defence Minister Shaul Mofaz, calling for a “swift and full investigation”. In a reply on 5 May, the minister said he was sorry about the incident but asserted that “the security forces acted in a professional manner”. He did not refer to the opening of an investigation. News RSF_en IsraelMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders on 28 July 2004 wrote to Israeli Public Security Minister calling for a “thorough and open” investigation into a brutal assault on Israeli film-maker David Benchetrit. He was severely beaten and left barely able to walk after being attacked in front of the Defence ministry in Tel Aviv on 21 April 2004. Follow the news on Israel News June 3, 2021 Find out more Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts July 28, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders urges thorough investigation into brutal beating of film-maker David Benchetrit May 28, 2021 Find out more News WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists News RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes May 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Press freedom still curbed amid growing lawlessness

first_img Follow the news on Nigeria August 28, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Press freedom still curbed amid growing lawlessness to go further NigeriaAfrica Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Organisation Twitter blocked, journalism threatened in Nigeria NigeriaAfrica News Nigerian investigative journalist forced to flee after massacre disclosurescenter_img June 10, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en Reporters Without Borders expressed concern today about numerous attacks on press freedom in Nigeria and the growing climate of lawlessness journalists have to work in, especially beyond Lagos. The Akwa Ibom state house of assembly has ordered the expulsion of Haruna Acheneje, correspondent of The Punch newspaper in the southern state. Lawson Heyford, of The Source magazine, was arrested by police in the southern city of Port Harcourt and arbitrarily held by police for several days. And a Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) crew was attacked by police in Abuja while filming a clash between police and military officers. “We are appalled at this unacceptable expulsion order against a journalist whose only sin was writing an article,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard. “We demand its immediate cancellation and call on the federal government to strongly condemn it.”The press freedom organisation urged the authorities to ensure greater security for journalists working around the country and not to allow abuses and irregularities to go unpunished. “Investigations into physical attacks and arbitrary arrests must be thorough and those responsible for them must be identified and punished,” it said.Acheneje had reported in The Punch on 11 August that house of assembly members were complaining about the federal government because their allowances had not been paid. The members said this article was false and a bid to stir up trouble and summoned the journalist to explain. But Acheneje didn’t come and wrote them to contact the head office in Lagos. The assembly then ordered him on 15 August to leave the state within a week. On 22 August, when he failed to do so, it voted a resolution to expel him. On the same day, three armed men thoroughly searched his office while he was absent. The next day, he received two suspect packages at his home which he handed to police for fear they were dangerous. Dele Giwa, editor of the magazine Newswatch, was killed in 1986 when he opened a parcel bomb at his home.Heyford was arrested without explanation on 22 August and held at the office of the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) in Lagos. He was freed four days later after interrogation about an article he wrote on tribal clashes that killed several people in the southern village of Ataba and in which he named several people as being responsible.Mohammed Labbo (reporter) and Abdullahi Abdullahi (cameraman), of the NTA, were attacked by police on 14 August as they were covering clashes between police and military officers. Abdullahi was hit on the head with rifle butts and his camera was damaged. The police affairs ministry has opened an enquiry into the incident, but without any results yet. January 28, 2021 Find out more February 8, 2021 Find out more News News Nigerian news site deliberately blocked, expert report confirmslast_img read more

Journalist murdered in Cali

first_imgNews Follow the news on Colombia News ColombiaAmericas April 27, 2021 Find out more In a letter to Justice Minister Rómulo González Trujillo, RSF expressed its indignation over the 23 January 2002 murder of Marco Antonio Ayala Cárdenas, photographer from “El Caleño” daily. “Although the exact motive for the assassination is still unknown, this journalist is yet another victim of the violence plaguing journalists in Colombia,” stated RSF Secretary-General Robert Ménard. “This country holds the sad record for assassinations of journalists in Latin America,” Ménard added. RSF asked the justice minister to do everything possible to ensure that those responsible are identified and brought to trial. According to information collected by RSF, on 23 January, Ayala Cárdenas, photographer from “El Caleño”, was shot to death outside the newspaper’s offices by two individuals who were riding a motorcycle. Ayala Cárdenas had been working for “El Caleño” for the last four years, reporting on sports and social issues. In recent weeks however, he had been assisting the newspaper’s legal matters team.Since 1991, more than forty Colombian journalists have been killed while carrying out their professional duties, as a result of the civil war as well as the endemic violence plaguing the country. 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies ColombiaAmericas Receive email alerts RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America January 25, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist murdered in Cali RSF_en to go further RSF expressed its indignation over the 23 January 2002 murder of Marco Antonio Ayala Cárdenas, photographer from “El Caleño” daily. News May 13, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia Organisation Reports October 21, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Pandemic makes prostitution taboo in Nevada’s legal brothels

first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 20, 2021 Pandemic makes prostitution taboo in Nevada’s legal brothels Local NewsBusinessPeopleLifestyleUS News TAGS  Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleOilers beat Flames 2-1 to open home-and-home seriesNext articleRaptors score last 11 to defeat Timberwolves 86-81 Digital AIM Web Supportcenter_img WhatsApp Facebook In this photo made on Monday, Feb. 8, 2021, Allissa Star poses for a photograph along the north shore of the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh. Starr worked about a week every month at a brothel in Pahrump, Nev., outside of Las Vegas. Then the pandemic led to the shuttering of Nevada’s licensed bordellos, the only place where prostitution is legal in the state, and they have remained closed since March, leaving sex workers like Starr struggling to pay the bills and turning to alternatives like “virtual” dates. Twitter Pinterest Facebooklast_img read more

More than a million without power in Midwest from severe storms, heat wave continues Northeast

first_imgABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A derecho moved through the Midwest Monday from Nebraska to Ohio producing more than 500 damaging severe storm reports and leaving more than one million people without power. A derecho is a powerful line of severe storms that produces straight line winds that can cause major damage. The highest winds in this derecho were in Linn County, Iowa, of 112 mph. In Lee County, Illinois, winds gusted to 92 mph and in Chicago’s Lincoln Square, a weather observation recorded a wind gust to 85 mph. Meanwhile, the Northeast still has thousands of people that are without power from last week’s Tropical Storm as the heat wave is set to continue there.Eight states from New Jersey to Maine are under Heat Advisory where some areas could feel like it’s 95 to 102 degrees. So when will this sauna-like weather will be over in the Northeast? Looks like not until Thursday, and Wednesday will be another hot and humid day.In the West, it’s bone dry with erratic gusty winds that are spreading wildfires quickly. Because of these dry and windy conditions, the Grizzly Creek Fire in western Colorado spread so quickly that interstate 70 had to be shut down overnight. The fire is now covers 1,300 acres and containment is currently unknown. Ten western states are under Red Flag Warnings, Fire Weather Watches and Excessive Heat Watches. Western Colorado is expected to see gusty winds to near 30 mph with relative humidity as low as 7%. An Excessive Heat Watch has been issued for southern California deserts and into Arizona including Phoenix, where temperatures are expected to reach 110 to 120 by the end of the week.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Sharks acquire Gustav Nyquist in trade with Red Wings

first_imgFebruary 25, 2019 /Sports News – National Sharks acquire Gustav Nyquist in trade with Red Wings Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailfrancisblack/iStock(SAN JOSE, Calif.) — The San Jose Sharks have acquired forward Gustav Nyquist from the Detroit Red Wings, the team announced Sunday night.As part of the trade, the Sharks will give the Red Wings two of its draft picks.“Gustav is a talented, versatile forward who plays with speed and a strong hockey sense,” Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson said in a statement. “His track record of strong play and character speak for themselves and we’re very excited to add him to our dressing room.”Nyquist, 29, has been with Detroit since the team selected him in the 2008 NHL Draft. Since then, he has amassed 295 points (125 goals, 170 assists) in 481 games.So far this season, he is second on the Red Wings in scoring, with 49 points (16 goals, 33 assists) in 62 games.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Written bylast_img read more

UK Submarine Searches for Missing Malaysian Plane

first_img View post tag: missing UK Submarine Searches for Missing Malaysian Plane View post tag: UK View post tag: Plane With her advanced underwater search capability, HMS Tireless will be able to contribute to the attempts to locate the missing plane.The UK has remained in close touch with the Malaysian authorities since the disappearance of the aircraft and is providing a range of support.Additionally, HMS Echo is due to arrive in the southern Indian Ocean to assist in the search for the transponder on the black box.She will also play an important role in the search for debris on the sea’s surface and her advanced environmental assessment capability will help to optimise search operations.The UK government is to provide technical assistance and specialist capabilities from across the Ministry of Defence, the Hydrographic Office, Department for Transport and the Met Office.Four Royal Air Force personnel on secondment to the Royal Australian Air Force and Royal New Zealand Air Force are also actively involved in maritime search operations.[mappress]Press Release, April 2, 2014; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: Malaysian View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy The Trafalgar Class submarine has arrived in the southern Indian Ocean to help with the search for the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that went missing on 8 March. Back to overview,Home naval-today UK Submarine Searches for Missing Malaysian Plane View post tag: Searches View post tag: submarine April 2, 2014 Share this articlelast_img read more