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ArchDaily 2019 Photographs Save this picture!© Pedro Pegenaute+ 25Curated by Clara Ott Share “COPY” Deambulatory House / BeharkSave this projectSaveDeambulatory House / Behark ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/947999/deambulatory-house-behark Clipboard Products used in this ProjectSwitchesJUNGLight Switch – LS 990Design Team:Beñat Saratxaga, Gentzane GoikuriaConsultants Timber Structure:IDEConsultants Geothermal Energy:TelurCollaborators:Juan Luis Urresti, Jon BilbaoConstruction:Goiketxe SLCity:ZarátamoCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Pedro PegenauteText description provided by the architects. The commission contemplated the immediate construction of a single-family house on a plot adjacent to the main urban centre of Zaratamo, a village near Bilbao, but given that the site had to accommodate two houses in the future, a previous study phase was launched for the planning of the plot that included a preliminary project for both houses, so that an adequate coexistence of the buildings and the correct urban fit of the proposal was guaranteed. The planning responds to the need for optimal use of the scarce shared land, favoring a harmonious volumetric dialogue between both houses that is reminiscent of the small rural centres or baserri, which make up the hamlets in the area.Save this picture!© Pedro PegenauteThe first house built, the deambulatory house, is the result of the intention of projecting a contemporary building that is also respectful of the local architectural tradition. Sheds and farmhouses in the region generally have large gabled roofs, alternating ridges that are perpendicular or parallel to the contour lines of the rugged terrain. Combining both types through a seemingly simple geometry, the two main orientations of the house have a sloping roof, so that the proposal creates a respectful synthesis and gives the building a contemporary image, that at the same time is reminiscent of the gabled roof hamlets both in its main elevation, more exposed to the surrounding landscape, and in its side elevations, of more contained scale and adapted to access from the street. This simple gesture facilitates the perception of the prototypical form of the house in a structure that is both traditional and contemporary, with a scale that also adapts according to its orientation for a correct landscape fit.Save this picture!© Pedro PegenauteSave this picture!Save this picture!© Pedro PegenauteThe building is integrated into the existing topography, modifying it only in a subtle way to hide its annexes in partially excavated spaces. The main pedestrian access to the house is located on a platform at the upper floor level, in the area closest to the urban centre, coinciding with the highest level of the plot and with the slope of the street, from which the house is perceived as a volume of low height. The most private spaces of the house are located in this upper level, distributed around the upper entrance hall, and communicate with each other forming a deambulatory around the exterior facades, which can be compartmentalized by sliding panels, and allows the space to be perceived as a profusely illuminated continuum.Save this picture!© Pedro PegenauteThe lower floor houses the more public spaces, linked to the outdoor terraces and the adjacent land. In its central core, a versatile space, which connects the kitchen and the living room, can function as a dining room or a covered terrace, being adaptable for its use as indoor or outdoor space depending on the time of the year, the climatology and the wishes of the inhabitants of the house, through a system of large practicable glazed panels.Save this picture!© Pedro PegenauteSave this picture!Save this picture!© Pedro PegenauteA concrete basement houses the annexes linked to the dwelling, located under the upper pedestrian access platform and communicated with it through an external staircase linked to an area or small patio for lighting and ventilation. The continuity and permeability of the spaces is reproduced on the lower floor where both the living spaces and the annexes generate an accessible and open continuum.Save this picture!© Pedro PegenauteSave this picture!Save this picture!© Pedro PegenauteRespect for the local tradition has also been considered in the choice of finishing materials for the building, designing a building with cross laminated timber structure and enclosures in thermo-treated wood and manufactured stone. The cladding of the dark wood facades is reminiscent of the large central stretches of the farmhouses and sheds in the region, while the concrete of the basement is treated by hydroabrasion, a process that exposes the gravel aggregate and turns it de facto into a stone facade. The tradition is thus, reinterpreted in a contemporary way.Save this picture!© Pedro PegenauteSave this picture!Save this picture!© Pedro PegenauteThe house takes advantage of its orientation to optimize its energy efficiency, which together with other measures of solar protection, continuous insulation, heat recovery ventilation and heating and cooling through geothermal energy, favors obtaining the Class A energy rating.Save this picture!© Pedro PegenauteSave this picture!© Pedro PegenauteProject gallerySee allShow lessMalinka Gallery / f2a architectureSelected ProjectsDN Apartament / BC ArquitetosSelected Projects Share “COPY” Projects CopyAbout this officeBeharkOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookSpainPublished on September 23, 2020Cite: “Deambulatory House / Behark” [Casa deambulatorio / Behark] 23 Sep 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Year: “COPY” Las Cuadras Retreat Home / Estudio Ji ArquitectosSave this projectSaveLas Cuadras Retreat Home / Estudio Ji Arquitectos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/955990/las-cuadras-retreat-home-estudio-ji-arquitectos Clipboard “COPY” Area: 44 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: estudio ji arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses, Renovation•Benidorm, Spain 2020 Spain Houses Projects Las Cuadras Retreat Home / Estudio Ji Arquitectos ArchDaily Save this picture!© Mariela Apollonio+ 42Curated by Clara Ott Share City:BenidormCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Mariela ApollonioRecommended ProductsSwitchesJUNGLight Switch – LS 990 in Les Couleurs®SwitchesGIRAGira E2 – SwitchesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAWoodBruagBalcony Balustrades”…A place of care…” A renovation of some old horse stables turned into a temporary retreat for a photographer and his large animals. We are looking for a place without a concrete definition. Just a space to look at the animals in the field, to work on photographs, and cook rice. This place, loaded with symbolism and history, should be a place to contemplate what never should be lost. “We were looking for a space that spoke of what it used to be and not what it is”.Save this picture!© Mariela ApollonioSave this picture!Axo – InteriorSave this picture!© Mariela ApollonioThe elements we worked with were “steps” and “tracks”. Marked footprints that do not disappear. In this case, we physically had these used and worn footprints: The horseshoes. The essential concept of the renovation is a piece protected by a “synthetic tree” that covers, provides shade and recreates a small forest. To begin, we emptied the longitudinal nave of approximately 11 x 4 meters. We maintained its concrete block walls and roof. Towards the outside, we cleared nearby buildings to look for the hidden mountain (Serra Gelada).Save this picture!© Mariela ApollonioSave this picture!Save this picture!© Mariela ApollonioAfter emptying the volume, we opened a large hole at one end that faces the field of the animals. Between the room and the field, we created a yellow courtyard with openings that frame the animals. The façade varies according to the orientation and the uses, south and west. The existing wall has been drilled with a rhythm of horseshoe-shaped holes through which light passes where the kitchen, living room, dining room and bedroom are located. Those entrances in a lattice speak directly of the building’s past, “…the footprints ascend and become light…”.Save this picture!© Mariela ApollonioSave this picture!West ElevationSave this picture!© Mariela ApollonioSave this picture!© Mariela ApollonioTowards the east: A Yellow English courtyard and openings that look out over the fields. Towards the north: Circular ventilation holes that will act as backlit lights. For the interior, we were looking for a diverse and open space that contains the essentials for living: a kitchen, a bathroom, a bed, a table, a sofa. A “mechanism” of a single piece of pinewood that runs along the perimeter and is transformed according to different uses that emerge. It is the only space in which the wooden elements themselves divide the space by its uses.Save this picture!© Mariela ApollonioSave this picture!© estudio ji arquitectosIn less than 40 m2 we obtain a kitchen, a dining table, a mobile sofa, a bathroom, a desk with a bench, a double bed next to the horse fields and a gallery to display the photography. Originally, the stables had a small roof anchored to the main facade. We reuse it by raising it above the main nave, supporting it by a “forest of delicate pillars” with no apparent logical order. The idea is to recreate a “synthetic tree” made of polycarbonate that grows and deforms, reacting to the spaces it must protect and culminating in a great expansion that becomes the new shelter for the animals. The result is a lightweight piece, which lets the light pass through the two layers of polycarbonate, which provides shade and which allows the air to circulate and refresh the entrance porch.Save this picture!© Mariela ApollonioSave this picture!© Mariela ApollonioProject gallerySee allShow lessFoster + Partners Imagines an Innovation and Community Center in the Swiss AlpsArchitecture NewsSydney Harbor Pavilion Will be Built with Recycled Oyster ShellsArchitecture News Share CopyAbout this officeEstudio Ji ArquitectosOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationBenidormOn FacebookSpainPublished on February 01, 2021Cite: “Las Cuadras Retreat Home / Estudio Ji Arquitectos” [Refugio Las Cuadras / Estudio Ji Arquitectos] 01 Feb 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 44 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Following a meeting about its company voluntary agreement (CVA), Open Air Fundraising has been purchased by Open Air Global Ltd. There was no interruption in the direct dialogue company’s business.Both Open Air Fundraising and Open Air Global Ltd are principally owned by Fruitful Fundraising LLP, the incubator for new fundraising companies. The company says that the restructuring has saved 570 jobs. Advertisement Open Air Fundraising restructures again Chris Coleridge, CEO of Fruitful Fundraising, said: “The new company carried on fundraising this morning with no interruption where Open Air Fundraising Ltd left off yesterday. All staff and directors have transferred across, client and supplier contracts are unaffected.” He stressed that charities will benefit from the move. “The first act of the new company will be to establish a charitable trust, the ‘Open Air Trust’, into which Open Air Global will pay 50% of its profits. These profits will then be distributed to a range of charities. The first beneficiaries from the Trust will be charities who were owed money by Open Air Fundraising Ltd. This will continue until the charities benefiting from the Trust have received amounts from the trust equivalent to the amount they were owed by Open Air Fundraising Ltd. At that point, Open Air Global will continue to pay 25% of its profits into the trust in perpetuity, and the decision as to which charities will benefit will be made by Open Air Global’s staff.” The transfer of Open Air Fundraising’s business was made “at real value”. It followed the failure of Open Air’s Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) which mandated minimum payments of £600,000 a year. The company notified creditors that it would be unable to meet its first payment due on 30 June 2003.The Inland Revenue, the preferential creditor, did not agree to Open Air’s proposed amendments to the CVA, so Open Air Fundraising itself has applied for an administration order. Andy Holliday, Chairman of Fruitful Fundraising, said: “In all likelihood Open Air Fundraising will now be wound up by the administrator. If this happens then the assets of that company will be paid to the Inland Revenue as they have preferential status over the other creditors.He added: “e will make the first distribution to charities from the Trust, of about £125,000, within five business days of the Trust being formally set up which we hope will be by 15 August. We hope that all charities benefiting from the Trust will receive full compensation for Open Air Fundraising Ltd’s debts by December 2005, about two and a half years earlier than they were likely to under the old company’s CVA arrangement, where the Inland Revenue was first in line to be paid.”Chris Coleridge said: “While there is still some hard work to do, the turnaround of a company that was in deep trouble 15 months ago is nearly complete.” Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Individual giving Howard Lake | 29 July 2003 | News
“When we launched whatCharity.com we talked to charities and grant makers nationwide and our survey in 2018 showed that one of their main complaints was that the submission process for grants was generally flawed. They described it as too slow and cumbersome and many felt it was not a level playing field for the medium and smaller organisations.”“We are streamlining the process and making evaluation of charities comparable. For charities, having a completed well-maintained profile on our site is already half of the process to all grants and volunteering campaigns we will be doing with companies and foundations.” Melanie May | 23 September 2019 | News Tagged with: Funding 693 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis35 Health plan provider Simplyhealth is offering a number of grants each worth up to £40,000 to small to medium sized charities working to support access to healthcare professionals for disadvantaged adults and children throughout the UK, through digital platform whatCharity.com.It is working with whatCharity.com, which is providing the application template for grant seekers and matching Simplyhealth with charities.For charities that already have a profile listing on whatCharity.com, a short supplementary questionnaire is needed to apply.The bid process began on 19 September with the winners to be announced in November. Around 30 are expected to make the shortlist. All charities registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales can have a profile on the whatCharity site. Basic profiles using Charity Commission data are free, while there is a tiered monthly subscription fee for premium profiles, which are necessary for a charity to be eligible for whatCharity’s matchmaking service.Sarah Greenaway, Head of Community Impact, Simplyhealth said:“We want to work with charity partners that are clearly aligned with our products and services and can help people who are less able to access these services, thus removing barriers to healthcare for disadvantaged groups. We want to work with charities who can clearly demonstrate the difference they make through good impact reporting and a clear project proposal.”“In addition to the grants we are offering through whatCharity, we will consider further contributions from charities in this process if we receive innovative proposals that really bring our goal of ‘improving access to healthcare’ to life. This is a great opportunity to use a new and efficient distribution model to match Simplyhealth with grant seekers nationwide.”Tiia Sammallahti, CEO whatCharity.com: Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis35 Grants of up to £40,000 available from Simplyhealth 692 total views, 2 views today 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 www.thepurplepim.com.
Brooklyn protesters say they ‘won’t be moved!’Brooklyn, N.Y., Aug. 24 — About 250 angry demonstrators gathered today for a march near the east side of Prospect Park in Brooklyn, N.Y. This is where developers plan to build luxury housing with up to 25 floors that will block the beautiful view of the park and crowd the neighborhood.Protesters marched down Empire Boulevard, which is threatened by developers. Led by the Movement to Protect the People, the demonstrators carried colorful placards and banners. Their action was covered by Brooklyn’s Channel 12 for two days, and four protesters were interviewed.While the group’s leader, Alicia Boyd, was leading the rally on Rogers Avenue, she called on the crowd to look at an empty chair in a vacant parking lot. She explained that all local politicians and officials were invited to join the rally, but the empty chair represented their absence. It showed they were apparently bought off by developers instead of joining the fight against gentrification.Boyd shouted out, “Exercise the rights that our ancestors fought for!” Referring to the upcoming elections, she urged voters to see that “Everyone in office should be out! We’re the only ones to stop this! We have to stop the Jim Crow up North! You are not moving us!”Boyd was recently arrested for trying to block construction of a 23-floor luxury building in her neighborhood. She was protesting the displacement of dozens of residents by the high-rise building, without any affordable housing for them to move into.Rob Robinson, an organizer for Take Back the Land, criticized the political forces. He said, “Resistance has to be global. No social change comes without direct action or social disobedience.”Protests have also occurred at the same site to counter developers’ use of non-union labor.This area is one of the most densely populated neighborhoods in Crown Heights. Here, mostly people of color have moderate rent and home-ownership expenses that they fight to preserve. Now, 200,000 affordable rental and private homes will be displaced with an influx of expensive, luxury housing for wealthier residents. Maintaining affordable housing for workers and people of color is not in the interest of developers.MTOPP works to gain zoning changes to stop gentrification. As unity with other tenant organizations grows, they are planning a town meeting. The themes will be “Luxury = Displacement!” and “We shall not be moved!” a major slogan of the historic Civil Rights Movement.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
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