Hill End Ecohouse / Riddel Architecture

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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 2010 Hill End Ecohouse / Riddel ArchitectureSave this projectSaveHill End Ecohouse / Riddel Architecture Area:  638 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Photographs:  Christopher Frederick JonesText description provided by the architects. Queensland-based, Riddel Architecture has completed work on a new high end private residence constructed almost entirely from the house it replaced. Situated in Hill End, inner Brisbane, Australia, the Hill End Ecohouse was built from recycled materials, using 80% of the salvaged material from the 1930s house that originally occupied its narrow riverfront site. A painstaking deconstruction process resulted in just two small skips of non-reusable materials being discarded.All additional materials were locally sourced and have undergone rigorous assessment of their environmental, social and economic sustainability credentials. Appliances were sourced to support local industry and reduce energy-miles. Save this picture!© Christopher Frederick JonesRecommended ProductsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsWith sustainability at its core the Ecohouse holds a 6-star energy efficiency rating and is self sufficient without sacrificing its aesthetic beauty. Riddel Architecture team, David Gole and Emma Scragg worked in collaboration with Robert Peagram Builders to realise its vision of creating a high end home that was based on environmental principles. Recycled materials were carefully detailed to become design features throughout the home. Save this picture!© Christopher Frederick JonesDirector of Riddel Architecture, Robert Riddel said: “We were dedicated to creating the greenest home possible without compromising style. The idea of deconstructing a previous property to create something new was really exciting to us. We are pleased with how the house manages to fuse beauty with eco facilities.” Save this picture!© Christopher Frederick JonesThe design of this three-storey Ecohouse relates to the subtropical Australian climate with openings maximised to capture cool breezes, sun and daylight. The house is in two halves, connected by the striking Gallery breezeway, which acts as a funnel for fresh air. Throughout, large windows provide views of the surrounding river landscape whilst reducing the need for artificial light. An informal and relaxed lifestyle is encouraged by the open plan layout and the timber and tin aesthetic conveys a sense of the Queensland character. The Hill End Ecohouse is fully self sufficient in both water and power and has a monitoring system to measure the use of energy, gas and water as well as temperature and humidity. This system also provides a carbon footprint for the house. The north-facing roof has 3kW photovoltaic panels which generate 15kWh/day, ample energy for household requirements. Save this picture!© Christopher Frederick JonesWith a 6-star energy efficiency rating, the house has recycled polyester bulk insulation and timber frames to reduce heat transfer. Heating is provided by solar gain captured by the light, polished concrete floors and well-insulated walls. An efficient gas fire provides winter heating to the southern living space, where solar heating is not possible. 60,000L of rainwater storage supplies the whole house and garden. House rainwater is pre-filtered, heated by solar panels and stored in a well-insulated tank. To reduce water waste, a hot water recirculation unit reheats cold water and greywater is treated and recycled on site. Save this picture!© Christopher Frederick JonesOutside, the building and windows have light coloured finishes to increase the reflection of daylight and generous awnings provide protection from the sun and rain. The spacious bedroom and living areas open onto beautiful outdoor spaces with lush plantings. A drop down blind to the River Terrace provides shading from the morning sun whilst the north street-facing balcony is sheltered by a vegetated trellis made using recycled timber from the original site. The landscaping features woodchips from removed trees and gravel crushed from original concrete slabs.Save this picture!© Christopher Frederick JonesProject gallerySee allShow lessNorway Pavilion for Shanghai World Expo 2010ArticlesCall for Papers / d3:dialogArticles Share Save this picture!© Christopher Frederick Jones+ 17 Share CopyHouses•Brisbane, Australia Houses Australia Architects: Riddel Architecture Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Year:  Photographs ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/57708/hill-end-ecohouse-riddel-architecture Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/57708/hill-end-ecohouse-riddel-architecture Clipboard Hill End Ecohouse / Riddel Architecture Projectslast_img read more

Shawkan completes fourth year in prison for taking photos

first_img Help by sharing this information News EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Receive email alerts Detained photographer has no place in political mass trial August 11, 2017 Shawkan completes fourth year in prison for taking photos May 9, 2017 Find out more EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its call for the immediate release of Mahmoud Abu Zeid, a freelance photojournalist also known as Shawkan, who completes his fourth year in detention without due process on 14 August. Follow the news on Egypt RSF_en to go further News February 28, 2017 Find out more News Organisation RSF calls again for Shawkan’s release Mahmoud Abu Zeid was arrested while on assignment for the British photo agency Demotix in Cairo’s Rabaa al-Adawiya Square on 14 August 2013, covering the use of force by the security forces to break up a demonstration by supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi.Now aged 29, he has been held ever since although he has not been convicted.“Four years of constantly extended provisional detention is not an act of justice, it is an excessive political punishment that is typical of the oppressive climate for journalists and bloggers in Egypt” said Alexandra El Khazen, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk.“Shawkan’s only crime to have wanted to do his job as a news photographer. Four years in prison for trying to cover a protest is an unacceptable price. Shawkan has no place in prison. He must be freed unconditionally at once.” His treatment has been marked by irregularities right from the time of his arrest. Two foreign reporters who were arrested with him, US journalist Michael Giglio and French journalist Louis Jammes, were freed a few hours later with the apologies of the police. But Shawkan was immediately imprisoned.Shawkan has been held in violation of article 143 of Egypt’s code of criminal procedure, which limits pre-trial detention to a maximum of two years. His trial did not start until March 2016.He is being subjected to a mass trial with 738 other defendants, mostly members of the Muslim Brotherhood, which has been regarded as a terrorist organization in Egypt since December 2013. Despite the lack of any evidence against him, he is facing a possible death sentence.In this highly sensitive case, some ten charges have been brought against him, including murder, attempted murder and membership of a banned organization (the Muslim Brotherhood). Now suffering from hepatitis C and anaemia, he is also in very poor psychological shape.Egypt is experiencing a dramatic decline in the freedom available to civil society, media freedom is in the process of disappearing, dozens of news websites are blocked, and journalists are harassed and threatened, when not unjustly sentenced to long prison terms.As a result, Egypt is now ranked 161st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Justice long overdue for detained press photographer News March 24, 2016 Find out morelast_img read more

The Bobs – Best of Online Activism: Voting starts in 14 languages

first_imgNews RSF_en An international jury selected the finalists for the People’s Choice Awards in the contest’s 14 languages. All the nominees are presented with short descriptions at www.thebobs.com and the public has from now until May 7 to cast votes for their favorites. The blogs, websites, microblogs, videos and podcasts contribute to promoting public debate by commenting on and analyzing current events.”People in Russia were hibernating for a long time,” said Alena Popova, the Russian-language jury member for The Bobs. “Everyone was convinced that they’d have to manage on their own. But online activism has shown that Russian society is ripe for change. We help each other and can make a difference. Not even state propaganda can shake this belief. Since the Duma election in December 2011, online projects have made a real difference.”In Russia, Popova advocates for civic participation, open government, transparency and the public’s control of politics. The journalist started a foundation in 2012 to support online initiatives that make a difference in society.”All around the world, people are taking action online to promote freedom of expression and increased transparency across society,” said DW Director of Programming Gerda Meuer. “But the Internet is watched and controlled – and that is exactly what many of the entries in the contest address.”As an example, she named “The Intercept,” and investigative website co-founded by journalist Glenn Greenwald, the censorship circumvention tool “Lantern,” and the “EuroMaidan” Facebook page from Ukraine.Deutsche Welle created The Bobs – Best of Online Activism in 2004. Over the past 10 years, The Bobs have honored online projects from around the world that stand for connectedness, transparency and which help Internet users move through the language barrier for a view of the global digital world. The contest is conducted in 14 languages: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, English, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish and Ukrainian.Past winners include Chinese blogger and author Li Chengpeng, online activists Yoani Sánchez from Cuba and Lina Ben Mhenni from Tunisia, the Iranian blogger Arash Sigarchi and the creator of the Egyptian “We are all Khaled Said” Facebook page.Premium partners are Reporters Without Borders and the Berlin re:publica conference. Media partners are Lenta.ru, Lanacion.com, Somewhere in…, Bdnews.com, Global Voices, Gooya, Terra, ntvmsnbc, MYNET, MEDYATAVA, China Digital Times and webdunia. Organisation Internet users submitted more than 3,000 websites and online projects from around the world to The Bobs, Deutsche Welle’s annual competition for the best in online activism. Help by sharing this information April 3, 2014 – Updated on January 25, 2016 The Bobs – Best of Online Activism: Voting starts in 14 languageslast_img read more

Stuck for what to do with your four-legged friend when you’re away on vacation or business?

first_img Business News 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Julie with her Border Collie and Yorkshire TerrierEver stuck for what to do with your four-legged friend when you’re away on vacation or business? Founded in 2009, Pasadena Pet Sitters offers in-home pet sitting be it dog-walking, playing with the cat, taking care of a hamster, what have you – in short, all creatures great and small.“I’ve taken care of horses, lizards, Madagascar hissing cockroaches,” says owner Julie, who is Red Cross-certified in Animal First Aid. “But mostly it’s dogs.”Does she own any pets herself?“I have a Border Collie, a Yorkshire Terrier, two rabbits, a cat and a frog. Growing up I always had rabbits. I’m a pet person.”Many people are incredibly attached to their pets, aren’t they?“I think humans need pets,” she says. “You get something from a pet that you don’t even get from a spouse or your friends, and they need us too. They talk about how we domesticate them – I think it’s the other way around!”How did she get into pet care?“I wanted to be a large animal vet,” she explains. “I wanted to take care of horses and cattle. Along the way when it came time for college. I was 5’3” and weighed a hundred pounds. My Dad said ‘You’re too small to make a living sticking your arm up a horse’s butt!’ So I went into economics.“I started pet-sitting unofficially in 2009. I had a few clients but I was also a mortgage banker. That was falling apart. One day I looked at my dogs and thought ‘You know, you guys really don’t help around the house at all!’ I was looking at it and a light-bulb came on. I thought ‘There’s got to be a way to make a living taking care of pets!’”How exactly does the service work? How does one go about hiring you?“99% of the time I take care of the pets in the owners’ homes,” Julie says. “They call or they email me and I do a consultation. I go to their house so they can meet me and, just as importantly, their pets can meet me. It’s very important that both of them are comfortable with me. I ask a lot of questions – about their health, their behavior, what they like, what they don’t like. I also spend fifteen or twenty minutes just interacting with the pet.“My aim is to provide the quality of care that the owners would provide if they were there,” she insists.Have you met animals with personalities that were tough to deal with?“Well, I’ve been through animal behavior training but for sure, I have animal clients that tolerate me rather than love me,” she jokes. “One particular dog I have right now was rescued from a very tough shelter and he’s still not completely trusting. You have to build their trust, like with anybody else.”And there are owners with tough personalities too, presumably…“Some people are just very anxious to be away from their pet, and actually I’m probably one of them,” Julie says. “So I do try to reassure people. I will text you, I will email you, I will send you pictures. I also leave each client a handwritten diary so they know how each visit went.”Julie’s website can be found at http://pasadenapetsitters.com and has all the details on the services she offers. Top of the News Subscribe More Cool Stuffcenter_img Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes HerbeautyAt 9 Years Old, This Young Girl Dazzled The World Of FashionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Personal Living Stuck for what to do with your four-legged friend when you’re away on vacation or business? From STAFF REPORTS Published on Saturday, June 30, 2012 | 11:50 am EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community Newslast_img read more

Promissory note repayment will cost jobs

first_imgNewsLocal NewsPromissory note repayment will cost jobsBy admin – April 17, 2012 566 LIMERICK-born economist, Tom McDonnell, believes that recent moves to negotiate a deal on the Anglo Irish and Irish Nationwide promissory notes, is a positive move.Mr McDonnell was speaking at Mary Immaculate College. He did, however, warn that the structure of the deal and in particular the interest rate, would be crucial to Ireland’s debt sustainability“As it stands, the promissory notes will cost €47 billion over the next 20 years. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “It is welcome that the Government is now prioritising this issue and realises that the current structure of Ireland’s debt burden and the promissory note payments has to be renegotiated with a view to easing the burden on the Irish state and ensuring Ireland’s debt sustainability into the medium term. “However, the structure of any deal is crucial.  We don’t yet know exactly what will come about and in particular there is no information regarding what the interest rate on payments might be.”Mr McDonnell was speaking before addressing a public meeting on promissory note that was hosted by the Limerick One World Society.“The promissory notes constitute our remaining €30.6 billion bill for the private debts of Anglo and the INBS – a bill due to be paid by the Irish people through higher taxes and lower public spending: he pointed out.  “While most of the Anglo/INBS bondholders have now been repaid, we will be footing the bill for that repayment for years in terms of lower public spending and higher taxes – taxes which will be used to pay for bank debt rather than for improved public services or infrastructure. He said that over 2% of GDP will be sucked out of the economy each year up to 2023 to meet the promissory note repayments, which will mean more job losses and more pressure on a battered economy and society.“TASC (an independent, progressive think-tank dedicated to promoting equality, democracy and sustainability in Ireland through evidence-based policy recommendations), has suggested that the Government seek to convert the promissory notes into a low-interest long-term government bond – sometimes called a ‘bullet bond,” which is repayable over a longer period, such as 50 or even 100 years and has long argued that at least some of the former Anglo’s private banking debt that was socialised should be written-down.”He concluded that the outcome of the negotiations being conducted by the Department of Finance and the ECB will have a long-term impact on Ireland’s debt sustainability and economic recovery. Advertisement Facebook Twitter Emailcenter_img Print WhatsApp Linkedin Previous articleCharged with breaching court order at Newcastle WestNext articleIGB identify owners of dead greyhounds adminlast_img read more

Capitol fences highlight delicate dance over safety, access

first_img Pinterest Capitol fences highlight delicate dance over safety, access Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – January 29, 2021 Facebook Twittercenter_img WASHINGTON (AP) — The terrace on the west side of the Capitol used to be a popular place for tourists and Washingtonians alike to watch the sun dip behind the Lincoln Memorial at the far end of the National Mall. Then came the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The terrace has been closed to the public ever since. It’s a sad fact of life in the nation’s capital that security measures are seldom temporary. So when the Capitol police force’s acting chief said permanent fences around the Capitol complex should be part of the “vast improvements” in security needed to protect the building and the lawmakers who work inside, the reaction from members of Congress, local lawmakers and neighborhood residents was swift and emphatically negative. “DC does not support it,” said Councilmember Charles Allen, whose district includes the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Rep. Jennifer Wexton, D-Va., said on Twitter, “I believe we can keep Members, press, staff, my constituents, and all those who work here safe without walling off the symbol of our democracy. It’s the People’s House—let’s keep it that way.” A petition being circulated online at change.org against making permanent the temporary fences that were erected after a mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 had roughly 1,500 signatures by mid-afternoon Friday. “Visitors and residents of DC would be punished by a permanent fence, a permanent scar on our beautiful city, and would lose access to this beautiful beacon of democracy,” the petition reads. The grounds of the Capitol attract crowds for public events, daily exercise, even intimate moments. Allison Cunningham, the petition’s drafter, remembers going to the Capitol grounds to watch the Discovery space shuttle on its final flight atop a 747 in 2012. “It’s a beautiful and unique place where people love to walk their dogs, take family photos or photos to announce their engagement,” said Cunningham, a former Hill staffer who lives in the area and works in government affairs. Security doesn’t have to be unsightly, said Susan Piedmont-Palladino, an architecture professor and coordinator of urban design at Virginia Tech. She pointed to the creation of a pedestrian plaza in front of the White House that grew out of the decision to close Pennsylvania Avenue to vehicular traffic following the bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City in 1995. “We have gotten some beautiful improvements to the city out of fear,” Piedmont-Palladino said. Of course, the plaza and the adjacent Lafayette Park also have been closed since the summer, blocked by fences similar to those at the Capitol. Asked Friday whether the president would consider taking down that new fencing at the White House, press secretary Jen Psaki said while “we’d all like” for it to be removed, she had nothing further to share on the issue. The Supreme Court also is blocked off from the public by temporary fences. When the court invoked security concerns to close its front doors to the public in 2010, Justice Stephen Breyer lamented what would be lost with people no longer able to enter the building by climbing 44 steps beneath the iconic phrase “Equal Justice Under Law” etched in the pediment above. “To many members of the public, this Court’s main entrance and front steps are not only a means to, but also a metaphor for, access to the Court itself,” Breyer wrote, adding that “potential security threats will exist regardless of which entrance we use.” To Piedmont-Palladino, the real challenge in what she called an ongoing minuet between security and access “doesn’t involve keeping people away. It involves making that space more welcoming to civic behavior,” she said. ——— Associated Press writer Alexandra Jaffe in Washington contributed to this report. TAGS  Previous articleHIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: Salcido’s goal pushes Permian past Wolfforth FrenshipNext articleWOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: UTPB holds off Texas Woman’s University Digital AIM Web Support Facebook WhatsApp Local NewsUS Newslast_img read more

Peugeot e-208: Good Internal Design Decisions Do Not Compensate for Poor Voice UX, Finds…

first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Facebook Figure 1. Peugeot e-208 Facebook WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness Peugeot e-208: Good Internal Design Decisions Do Not Compensate for Poor Voice UX, Finds Strategy Analytics Previous articleSolano Hematology Oncology Adopts Deep Lens’ VIPER™ to Improve Patient Access to Clinical TrialsNext articleSteeped Coffee Wins On Trend® BEST OF SHOW Honors at 2021 KeHE Summer Show Digital AIM Web Supportcenter_img TAGS  Pinterest Twitter Twitter Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more

More questions than answers

first_imgMore questions than answersOn 1 Oct 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Trainingmust focus on the future and recognise the challenges ahead to ensuree-learning’s success, says Professor David Birchall Therehas been little said about the real issues and challenges organisations face inimplementinge-learning– particularly, issues around the realisation of sustainable business benefitsover the longer term. Ourstudy of early applications of e-learning* has scratched beneath the glossyveneer by reporting the experiences and insights of people involved in makinge-learning happen. Compared to initial predictions, the scale and complexity ofchallenges it presents have been largely miscalculated, and those responsiblefor training and development are facing a steep learning curve.Abasic restriction to e-learning’s development is in the nature of informationand communications technology (ICT), which remains fragmented in manycompanies.ICT’spotential is recognised by organisations not only using asynchronous, but alsoincreasingly trialling synchronous technologies. The more successful projectshave adopted a design philosophy of ‘fit for purpose’ and made appropriate useof technology recognising the user’s needs. However,transformation of training and development through ICT depends upon integrateddecision-making crossing strategy formulation, operations management,information systems, knowledge management and training and development itself.Modularisationof information content and personalised learning process will becomeincreasingly important as a means of ensuring cost-effective solutions thatmotivate the learner. Real economies of scale often depend upon global delivery– but problems of language, culture and differences in local practices have tobe tackled. Relatedareas such as informal learning, communities of practice and networked learningwill all increase to support the growing number of knowledge workers. The rolefor training and development departments in all of this is unclear as yet.Makingthe business case for investment in e-learning will continue to be a centralchallenge. Many of its benefits are intangible and difficult to quantify, andthe situation is not helped by the relatively unsophisticated evaluation ofe-learning and ICT-based training. Without improved evaluation of the impact ofe-learning on the bottom line, senior management may remain unconvinced of thebusiness benefits.Inexamining training needs for sustaining competitiveness, organisations shouldlook to future-orientated management tools such as scenarios, roadmapping andfuture proofing. These provoke managerial debate and action over futureinvestment decisions across the firm’s business domains.ProfessorDavid Birchall is director of educational technologies at Henley ManagementCollege www.henley.com *Forthcoming e-learning report from Henley Management College, to be publishedby GRIST, www.gristonline.com Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Observations of the ophiuroids from the West Antarctic sector of the Southern Ocean

first_imgOphiuroids are a conspicuous and often dominant component of the Antarctic continental shelf benthos. Here we report on the ophiuroids collected from the Burdwood Bank, off the Patagonian Shelf, through the shallow water areas of the Scotia Arc, down the west Antarctic Peninsula and as far south as Pine Island Bay in the eastern Amundsen Sea. This preliminary and primarily pattern based study identifies some regional differences in assemblages and highlights the role of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current as a barrier, as well as a facilitator, to dispersal. In order to effectively compare between studies we highlight the need for accurate, expert taxonomic identification of specimens.last_img

Sinkhole on Broad Street

first_imgBroad Street has been closed this week after a sinkhole opened outside out of the Weston Library. The sinkhole extended approximately a metre underground.Students have voiced frustration at the disruption caused by the hole. It was meant to have been fixed by Wednesday afternoon. However, Thames Water has had to delay re-opening the road, citing the “complex” nature of the problem, given the historical significance of the area.The sinkhole caused a water pipe under the road to burst. Due to the incident, parts of Turl Street have lost their access to cold water.Exeter College has apologised to students for the inconvenience. A spokesperson for the college said: “Normal service should be resumed soon. You may have noticed that there is a loss of cold water in some areas of College. This is due to a burst water mains pipe in Broad St that is currently being repaired.“Normal service should be resumed soon, in the meantime PLEASE make sure you turn off any taps that you may have turned on, to avoid the risk of flooding when the cold water service returns.”A student at Exeter College said: “The difficulties of filling up my water bottle during my library breaks never cease – I’ve been forced to find ever more creative ways to parch my thirst.”last_img read more