Stack House / FreelandBuck

first_imgArchDaily Stack House / FreelandBuck “COPY” Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Eric Staudenmaier PhotographyText description provided by the architects. Stack House is a newly built 2,207­square­foot residence designed and developed by award­winning LA and NY­based architecture office FreelandBuck. Comprised of four stories notched into a sloping hillside, this vertical house uses the subtle rotation of each room to create seamless indoor­outdoor spaces at every floor, each with unique and unobstructed views to the San Gabriel mountains. Working with difficult site constraints is central to the design of this house; unlike conventional hillside homes that appear to have been placed atop the slope, this house is embedded into it, creating a much closer relationship to the landscape.Save this picture!© Eric Staudenmaier PhotographyRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAThe primary living spaces at the third level (dining, kitchen, living, den) are organized into a simple grid of four rooms. The walls of each room curve at the center in a series of tangent arcs that blend the individual spaces while carefully opening views through the house. A central stair connects the living spaces to a rear dining patio and yard that overlook the house and mountains beyond. The upper fourth level features three bedrooms, with the master and en suite bathroom organized across the front of the house. A private two­car garage or workspace makes up the ground floor.Save this picture!© Eric Staudenmaier PhotographySave this picture!Plan 03Save this picture!© Eric Staudenmaier PhotographyAn accessory dwelling unit (ADU) is incorporated into the stack at the second level between the garage and the upper levels. ADU’s are typically built adjacent to existing houses; in this case the ADU is uniquely integrated into the massing of the house.Save this picture!© Eric Staudenmaier PhotographyThe exterior cladding of the house is custom­made, a play on board­and­batten siding organized into patterns that suggest varied depth and texture. Painted in subtle gradiations from white to gray, the striped shadows of the board­and­battens shift throughout the day. Interior features include French oak flooring in a natural finish and marble countertops. The folding effect of the large accordion doors extend the interior spaces to the outside, allowing for the iconic views unique to Los Angeles hillside living.Save this picture!© Eric Staudenmaier PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessMarkham Place Neighborhood Walking TourEventSCI-Arc Grad Thesis 2018 PreviewArticles Share Manufacturers: Western Window Systems, Bosch, CB2, DuPont, James Hardie, Milgard, Viking, Viking Range, Waterworks, Benjamin Obdyke, Mathiesen Year:  Architects: FreelandBuck Area Area of this architecture project United States Area:  2207 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img CopyHouses•United States 2018 Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeFreelandBuckOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesUnited StatesPublished on September 10, 2018Cite: “Stack House / FreelandBuck” 10 Sep 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCoffee tablesFlexformCoffee Table – GipsyCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemWoodSculptformTimber Battens in Double Bay HouseStonesCosentinoSilestone and Dekton in Villa OmniaBricksNelissenInner Wall Bricks – LückingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade PanelsWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsEducational ApplicationsFastmount®Hidden Panel Fastener at Massey UniversitySealants / ProtectorsTOPCRETMicro-Coating – Baxab®More 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 stream Stack House / FreelandBuckSave this projectSaveStack House / FreelandBuckSave this picture!© Eric Staudenmaier Photography+ 31Curated by Fernanda Castro Share “COPY” Photographs Photographs:  Eric Staudenmaier Photography, Stephen Magner Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project last_img read more

Community concern over planned closure of Southside Youth Hub

first_imgFacebook Local councillor Catherine Slattery with Deputy Willie O’Dea at the Factory Youth Hub.THE community on the southside of Limerick City is very concerned at the slated closure of The Factory Youth Hub run by Limerick Youth Services in Galvone.Fianna Fáil councillor Catherine Slattery believes closing youth facility at the Galvone Industrial Estate is a big mistake.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Not only will five people lose their positions and be deployed elsewhere in the city, but numerous sporting clubs in the southside and surrounding areas will also lose an indoor sports facility,” Cllr Slattery commented.“This indoor sports facility provides soccer tournaments, blitz’s, soccer training to youths and clubs in the area. There is no other indoor sports facility in the immediate area and therefore it is crazy to close it down.“It is well recognised that youths benefit from sports, they make friends and it has a very positive impact on mental health, which is something Limerick is struggling with. Why close down The Factory when it is doing such good in the area?” she asked.Cllr Slattery went onto say that workers at The Factory have advised her that lots of teenagers in the area use facility as a drop in centre to “chill out in the Youth Café where they can speak to other teenagers and relax together”.“The workers are very upset that The Factory is going to close as they have developed bonds with these teenagers and feel moving will have a negative impact as they have gotten used to their surroundings.“Limerick Youth Centre also use The Factory for many different services and while these services will still operate and remain on the southside, why move them elsewhere when there is a perfectly good place at The Factory? Granted it needs refurbishing, but I am sure Limerick City and County Council could afford to refurbish this building so it can stay open for the people and workers on the southside.”Limerick TD Willie O’Dea also said he had numerous concerned citizens and organisations in touch with to express their shock and anger at the potential closure of The Factory youth facility.“A huge amount of good work goes on there that literally keeps children and youths off the street and it would be a real shame if this facility was allowed to close,” he said. Twitter NewsCommunityCommunity concern over planned closure of Southside Youth HubBy Alan Jacques – October 3, 2019 340 Advertisement Linkedincenter_img WhatsApp Email Print Previous articleNewcastle West GAA fashion show benefit – menswear and women’sNext articleClosure of parks and playgrounds as Storm Lorenzo hits Limerick Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

Bin Laden’s death will disrupt al-Qaeda’s operations in Yemen

first_imgBy Dialogo May 04, 2011 SANA’A, Yemen – Yemeni researchers and politicians stressed that the killing of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden would cause a major setback to the organization, paralyze it in the near term and enhance efforts to combat terrorism and terrorist elements in Yemen. Bin Laden was killed early in the morning on May 1 (May 2 in Pakistan) during an operation carried out by U.S. forces in the town of Abbottabad, 38 miles northeast of the Pakistani capital, Islamabad. “The death of bin Laden at this time during a period of peaceful Arab revolutions may enhance the thinking of those who call for peace and the peaceful achievement of goals instead of by violence which al-Qaeda advocates,” Mohammad al-Ghabri, a political analyst and an expert on Islamist groups, told Al- Shorfa. Al-Ghabri said al-Qaeda may suffer from “hysterical madness” following the killing of its leader, and it may lose much of its power. He said that many individuals who recently joined may leave the organization and abandon a life of violence that the organisation preached to them. “The confusion that will occur within al-Qaeda may reveal many of its weaknesses, especially in this sensitive time for Arab revolutions which overturned the idea of achieving goals through violence,” he added. Mohammed al-Qaidi, the official spokesman for the Yemeni Interior Ministry, said Yemen is continuing its efforts and its partnership with the international community in the fight against terrorism. The death of bin Laden is of paramount importance, he said, and will strengthen the fight against terrorism because he was the spiritual leader of al-Qaeda internationally. Al-Qaidi said the killing of bin Laden would cause great confusion within the organization in the near term and will affect its operations. “His elimination, however, does not represent the elimination of terrorism. Terrorism is a departure from the law and Sharia, and habits, traditions and customs, and terrorists will continue to be targeted by the regime until they are eliminated,” he said. Al-Qaidi stressed the need for continued international efforts to combat terrorism. Saeed al-Jamahi, a researcher on terrorist organizations, told Al-Shorfa that bin Laden’s death will be a setback for the organization that might prompt its members to retaliate and carry out operations against Western interests. Al-Jamahi said, “Al-Qaeda’s branch in Yemen will be affected the most because some considered that the organization’s future was in Yemen.” He added that bin Laden’s death will trigger a phase of confusion. “But the conflict the organization leads is a military and ideological conflict. While the military conflict may stop, the ideological conflict will continue with the recruitment and targeting of foreigners for membership in the organization,” he said. Al-Jamahi said the organization received severe blows, directly and indirectly, from the Arab revolutions, and that the killing of bin Laden is a significant victory in the fight against terrorism because he was a spiritual leader for terrorists. “The presence of rash and violent personalities such as (Ayman) al-Zawahiri will encourage the organization to respond and avenge their leader in the fastest time to prove to its opponents that the organization will continue with greater force than before,” he said. But al-Jamahi added that this possibility seems weak. Judge Hamoud al-Hattar, a former Yemeni Minister of Endowments and Guidance, said more needs to be done to confront terrorism. He said that the killing of bin Laden will be a big shock for al-Qaeda and that all entities must co-operate at this time to fight the organization intellectually and ideologically.last_img read more

Will the ‘Internet of Things’ open your home to hackers?

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Jason GlassbergAt this week’s RSA Conference in San Francisco, the world’s leading cyber minds aren’t just focusing on international super-hackers and possible future attacks on the electric grid. Do you know what else they’re worrying about?Your home.With the explosion of “Internet of Things” products, devices, appliances and machinery (Gartner predicts 4.9 million “connected things” this year), everything from Amazon’s cute little “Dash” buttons to “smart” toilets, self-diagnosing refrigerators and self-driving cars, there is growing concern that this rush of technological sophistication and convenience could also have dire consequences for personal security.After all, security often appears to be the last thing manufacturers think about when rushing these tricked-out products to market. In many cases, they lack safeguards to prevent even basic attacks. Take for instance, the baby monitor hacks in Washington, Texas and Minnesota, or the keyless door lock break-ins at Arizona hotels, the key fob car hacks across the U.S. and a variety of other threats demonstrated at hacker conferences, from Barnaby Jack’s insulin pump attack to Charlie Miller’s hijack of a car’s steering and breaking systems.Of course, many of the most talked about (i.e., hyped) threats are the least likely to affect the average person, but they do raise some serious questions. In the race to win over our living rooms, are businesses leaving the front door open? continue reading »last_img read more

CFPB drops multi-year probe of installment loan organization

first_imgIn another indication that the Trump Administration is taking a vastly different approach at the CFPB, the agency has dropped an investigation of World Acceptance Corp., one of the largest small-dollar loan companies.The company, which has 1,331 offices in 15 states and Mexico and specializes in instalment loans, said the agency has notified the company that the probe has been completed and no action will be taken against the company.World Acceptance had indicated in March 2014 that it was the target of a CFPB probe into how it markets and provides loans. And then, in August 2015, the company said that the CFPB staff was considering recommending that the agency take legal action against the company. That notice was intended to allow the company to present its side before the CFPB made a final decision. 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Skelos Corruption Trial: No Mention of Son’s Ties in AbTech-Agency Meeting

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The general counsel for New York State Sen. Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) brokered a meeting between the state Department of Health and a company employing the senator’s son without disclosing that link, a witness said.James Clancy, a former deputy state Health Department commissioner who was at the meeting, said Elizabeth Garvey, one of the senator’s top attorneys, first contacted him about setting up a sit-down between AbTech Industries and agency staffers who were reviewing the environmental health impacts of fracking before it was banned in New York last year, Clancy testified Wednesday at the senator and son’s corruption trial at Manhattan federal court.“Find it curious that [state] senate Republican is reaching out to me directly,” Clancy wrote in an email to his colleagues and members of the governor’s staff on Jan. 28, 2014, according to court testimony. Concerned with the potentially controversial nature of the request, the next day he also forwarded the lawyer’s email to another one of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s aides, adding: “This is a biggie.”Arizona-based AbTech is one of three companies that the former state Senate Majority Leader allegedly coerced $300,000 from in the form of no-show jobs for his son, Adam, in exchange for illegally manipulating legislation. Both men deny the accusations.Clancy said he told Garvey, counsel to the state senate’s GOP majority, which Skelos led at the time, that Clancy would talk to his department colleagues and find out if such a meeting was “deemed to be appropriate.” After a back and forth, AbTech got the meeting on May 2, 2014, when company representatives pitched their product’s ability to filter fracking waste water. The issue was important because one of the issues being debated in Albany was whether fracking waste water would be trucked from well sites—clogging upstate roads with countless big rigs—or recycled on-site using filters such as AbTech’s. Late last year, Cuomo decided to ban fracking.Sen. Skelos’ defense attorney, Robert Gage, asked Clancy about another email that the deputy commissioner had sent to his colleagues in which he said it “sounded legit” and “I’m feeling OK about it.” Gage also asked “if anything inappropriate had occurred” in the meeting—such as AbTech’s representatives asking about fracking regulations or asking for a permit—and whether that would have triggered Clancy to “shut it down.” Clancy said yes, but the hour-long meeting ended without issue.Prosecutors subsequently asked Clancy if he knew how Skelos’ general counsel had found out about AbTech. Clancy said he didn’t know. Prosecutors also followed up to ask if Clancy knew that the senator’s son stood to potentially make money off AbTech’s fracking waste-water filters, if such drilling were legalized in the state and if AbTech secured those contracts. Again, Clancy said he didn’t.After Clancy testified, Kelly Ann Cummings, the spokeswoman for the state senate’s GOP majority, took the stand, but questions didn’t get beyond the biographical before the judge adjourned the case for the day. Her testimony is scheduled to continue Thursday.last_img read more

Multichoice wins 2017 Standard Chartered Trophy Tournament

first_imgStandard Chartered Bank Ghana Limited, hosted the local tournament of the Standard Chartered Trophy 2017 Tournament at the Lizzy Sports Complex, on 25th February 2017. Multichoice Ghana Limited emerged winners after an entertaining round of soccer, beating Latex Foam 2 – 1 in extra time to clinch this year’s local trophy. 16 teams made up of clients of the Bank and some media houses competed in the tournament.Team Multichoice will represent Ghana at the Standard Chartered Trophy West Africa Regional tornament, competing against the winning teams from Nigeria and Cameroon on 11th March, 2017 at the Lizzy Sports Complex.  Jason McAteer – Liverpool legend will join the Regional tournament in Ghana and provide tips to the finalists. Whiles in Ghana, he will also host a soccer clinic for children and engage clients.The winner of the West Africa Regional tournament wins the ultimate prize of participating in the Standard Chartered Trophy Final in Anfield. This is a four-day all expense paid trip to the UK.  In addition, the team  will receive a professional training session with LFC legends and coaches to help them prepare for the “Final’ tournament.The Standard Chartered Trophy 2017 Tournament is an international 5-aside football tournament that provides local markets with a platform to actively engage its clients, staff and stakeholders. It is hinged on the the Bank’s sponsorship of Liverpool FC. Winners of competitions in the various markets receive an all expenses paid trip to Anfied, the home of Liverpool FC to join other winners to play in a Finals tournament to determine The Standard Chartered Trophy Winner in a particular year.Speaking at the local tournament, Mansa Mettey, incoming CEO of Standard Chartered Ghana Limited  said, “Since 2010, the partnership between Standard Chartered and Liverpool FC has generated great excitement around our brand and provided outstanding opportunites for our clients in all markets especially Ghana. Being a brand that is passionate about what resonates with our clients, we have leveraged on our sponsorship with Liverpool to make the dreams of many Ghananian football fans come true.”MultiChoice has been charged to win the West African regional competiton and proceed to Anfield, representing Ghana and the region. Standard Chartered has been the main sponsors of Liverpool Football Club in the English Premier League since 2010.last_img read more

The oldest champions in sport

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP |  Five of the oldest champions in sport as Venus Williams attempts to become the oldest Grand Slam women’s champion on Saturday and Roger Federer seeks to be the most senior Wimbledon men’s champion of the Open era on Sunday:SERENA WILLIAMS— Serena won this year’s Australian Open at the age of 35 years and 125 days, beating her own record of 34 years and 287 days when she captured the 2016 Wimbledon title.JULIUS BOROS— America’s Boros is golf’s oldest major winner, capturing the 1968 PGA Championship at the age of 48. Boros succeeded golf’s previous leading golden oldie Jerry Barber who won the 1961 PGA title at the age of 45. Tom Watson, at the age of 59, came close to smashing Boros’s record in 2009 when he led for most of the final round of the British Open before losing in a play-off.BERNARD HOPKINS— US fighter Hopkins became boxing’s oldest world champion in March 2013 when, at the age of 48, he defeated Tavoris Cloud for the IBF light heavyweight title.RAY REARDON— Reardon was 45 when he won the world snooker title in 1978. It was his sixth and final world championship triumph.ERIK GUAY— Canada’s Guay won this year’s world skiing championships super-G at St. Moritz at the record age of 35 to add to his 2011 downhill world title. Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

Olympia Master Builders Presents 2012 Awards

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Olympia Master BuildersJohn McKinlay of Olympia Overhead Doors was installed as the 41st President of Olympia Master Builders at the association’s Christmas Party last weekend.  Newly elected Washington State Secretary of State Kim Wyman performed the honors as McKinlay’s Installing Officer.  In his acceptance speech, McKinlay said he is honored to be leading the association in 2013 and looks forward to accomplishing great things for the home building industry next year.In addition to McKinlay, the following elected officers were installed to begin their service for 2013.  They include:  Scott Nolan of MDK Construction, Inc., First Vice President; Ross Irwin of Cabinets by Trivonna, Associate Vice President; Tina Allen of Great Floors, Second Associate Vice President; Ron Deering of Deering & Nelson, Inc. Treasurer; and Rich James of Olympia Fireplace & Supply, Secretary.The following 2012 awards were presented to members of Olympia Master Builders for outstanding performance during the year.   2012 President’s AwardJohn McKinlay – Olympia Overhead DoorsBuilder of the YearJohn McKinlay – Olympia Overhead DoorsAssociate of the YearHeather Burgess – Phillips Wesch BurgessRemodeler of the YearMike Auderer – Olympia Construction, Inc.Top Recruiter of the YearScott Nolan – MDK Construction, Inc.Golden Hammer AwardRon Deering – Deering & Nelson, Inc.Norman Paulsen AwardTim Dickey – Dickey’s Remodel & Repair and Accessible Living ConceptsStatesman of the YearLenny Greenstein – Lacey City CouncilOlympia Master Builders is a professional trade association representing nearly 600 member companies in Thurston, Lewis, Grays Harbor, Pacific and Mason Counties.  The primary goal of OMB is to provide affordable housing for all segments of society.  This is achieved by improving the construction industry and the business climate in which it operates. OMB members are committed to building strong communities, one home at a time.last_img read more

Scene On Film: ‘The Impossible’

first_imgJoan Ellis’ address on the Internet, which contains her review library, is Rated PG-13 By Joan EllisDon’t go lightly to this very good movie. The Impossible tackles the job of conveying the terror of the 2004 tsunami that killed a quarter of a million people along a coastline of 3,000 miles.In an acting and special effects challenge littered with pitfalls, the filmmakers win at every turn. Director Juan Antonio Bayona’s extraordinary cast scares us witless with wise, gentle performances. They all understood that in the shadow of the tsunami, even a whiff of melodrama or overstatement could ruin their movie.The ordeal of a single family becomes an abstract for the whole catastrophe. Be­cause the characters are drawn so quietly in the face of tragedy, the story absorbs us with the tug of universal emotions: maternal compulsion, the instinct to help, paternal protection, primal fear. The special effects team has sent a wall of water of unfathomable power straight to the audience. When your inner voice tells you that no one could have survived, remind yourself that an actual family of five did just that.Tom Holland and Naomi Watts in The Impossible.Director Bayona introduces us to the Bennetts as they land in Thailand for a Christmas vacation at a luxury resort. On the day after their Christmas celebration, Henry (Ewan McGregor) and Maria (Naomi Watts) play happily in the pool with sons Lucas (Tom Holland), Thomas (Samuel Joslin), and Simon (Oaklee Pendergast.) Though we know it’s coming, the roar that starts as a whisper is even more frightening than we might have imagined.Maria, badly wounded, and son Lucas reunite in the treacherous water and from that point forward become partners in emotional and physical suffering so delicately rendered that only the most cynical could remain un­moved. Young Tom Hol­land manages to show us the love and respect he feels for his family through the smallest details and expressions. He carries the movie with the intelligence and understanding of a person who, at 13, is already a deeply fine human being.Naomi Watts is superb. From the fierce maternal drive that lets her plunge after her son as the water carries him away, to the sustained bravery and continued nurturing she offers from her hospital bed, she never once overplays. From there she teaches Lucas to help others in the hospital including a lone small toddler. Once again Tom Holland invests Lucas with a blend of bravery and fear that left me wondering at movie’s end how he could possibly have understood so much at his age. Watts and Holland make this movie soar.As the younger brothers, Joslin and Pendergast will stun you with their sweet, innocent acceptance. Ewan McGregor is fine in the smaller role of a father searching for his family. He has a goal, and he perseveres.The Impossible is a triumph for the actors who grasped the tone their director intended. Because they managed that, the story reaches past the filmmaker/ audience equation of show/ react and embeds itself in our collective imagination where it tugs mightily at our own fears.last_img read more