Photographs: Leonardo Giantomasi Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily Manufacturers: Alumi, Ceramic Portinari, Guerdau, Roca, Samsung, Sanders, Theodoro Marcenaria, Trimble Navigation Photographs Mariana Rotta, Thiago Brugnolo Architects: Taguá Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project Torto House / Taguá Arquitetura Houses “COPY” “COPY” Torto House / Taguá ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveTorto House / Taguá Arquitetura CopyHouses•Brazil Year: Engineering:we engenharia estruturalLandscape:Taguá ArquiteturaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Leonardo GiantomasiRecommended ProductsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingResidential ApplicationsFastmount®Heavy Duty Panel Fastener at ‘Sandboxes’ HouseEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingText description provided by the architects. Torto House is a contemporary project, whose work is prefabricated and sustainable. We wanted to show a brutalist architecture, with natural and apparent materials, without giving up sophistication and comfort. Basically we have the materials: steel, glass, wood, concrete on the floor, exposed ecological brick, drywall and joinery. A clean work in terms of work and materials, without the use of superfluous coverings or props.Save this picture!© Leonardo GiantomasiThe client’s desire was for a house built in a steel structure with the use of prefabricated elements, in order to obtain a quick work without wasting materials and with integrated spaces. The site with an area of 360 square meters and a slope of more than 5 meters high guided the development of the project on two levels. On the ground floor there is a garage and cafe. On the upper floor, accommodated at the middle level of the site, this is where the residence actually takes place. TSave this picture!© Leonardo GiantomasiSave this picture!Plan- 1st floorSave this picture!© Leonardo Giantomasihe project was elaborated in steel structure, allowing lightness to the structure; cover in thermoacoustic ; external closings in glass and soil-cement brick. The soil-cement brick is a modular type of masonry produced with clay, cement and aggregates and dried in the sun, without the need for burning and emitting carbon dioxide at atmosphere. Save this picture!© Leonardo GiantomasiSave this picture!Section AASave this picture!© Leonardo GiantomasiThe internal partitions were all executed in drywall, thus allowing agility in the execution of the work and consequently avoiding waste materials. The plan was developed in a U-shape, to allow the entry of light and ventilation in all social environments.Save this picture!© Leonardo Giantomasi The access of the residence is through an external hall with a concrete staircase surrounding a tree protected laterally by the steel structure. The façade of the house is positioned on the southwestern side, which is why it received wooden brises that work as sun and visual protection, giving privacy.Save this picture!© Leonardo GiantomasiSave this picture!Section BBSave this picture!© Leonardo GiantomasiOn the upper floor, the swimming pool is the heart of the house, between the gourmet area and the integrated space where we have a living room and kitchen, integrating all the social spaces in the house and functioning as a nucleus of family activities. We have a glass corridor where we can find the service areas of the house – laundry, pantry and toilet, all with camouflaged doors in slatted wood panel.Save this picture!© Leonardo Giantomasi This corridor connects the front of the residence, where the gourmet area is located to the rear of the house. The intimate area is located at the back of the site, providing greater privacy to residents, where are the couple’s suite and the children’s rooms.Save this picture!© Leonardo GiantomasiProject gallerySee allShow lessVII SWS Conference on Social Sciences (ISCSS): When Science Meets ArtConferenceRecycling Three Heritage Houses / Moraga-Höpfner ArquitectosSelected Projects Share Projects Brazil 2018 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/942480/torto-house-tagua-arquitetura Clipboard Area: 2852 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Lead Architects: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/942480/torto-house-tagua-arquitetura Clipboard Save this picture!© Leonardo Giantomasi+ 34Curated by Matheus Pereira Share CopyAbout this officeTaguá ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesItuMetal StructureResidential ArchitectureCobogoBrazilPublished on June 29, 2020Cite: “Torto House / Taguá Arquitetura” [Casa Torto / Taguá Arquitetura] 29 Jun 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
A wildfire was reported around 4 p.m. Thursday by hikers in the Linville Gorge Wilderness Area of the Pisgah National Forest in Western North Carolina.Firefighters are responding to the blaze, which is burning on the southern end of the Linville Gorge near Shortoff Mountain, and the United States Forest Service (USFS) has closed the Mountains to Sea Trail from Old Highway 105 at Pinnacle to the Table Rock Picnic Area along with the Shortoff Trail (Trail #235).USFS is currently investigating the source of the incident, which they are calling the White Creek Fire, but no burn ban is currently in effect for the Linville Gorge Wilderness.According to a press release issued by the USFS at noon today, the fire has spread to 75 acres with a containment percentage of zero.At present, there are 100 firefighters on the scene. USFS is leading the response, with support from the North Carolina Forest Service, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, Burke County Emergency Management, and North Carolina Emergency Management.Thanks to significant and widespread drought, coupled at times with deliberate arson, the mountains of Western North Carolina and the Southern Appalachians as a whole have seen more than their fair share of wildfires during the fall and winter of 2016-17.Related:
Perhaps the two most explosive players for the Corning Cardinal football team earned postseason accolades over the holidays as seniors Curtis McCoy and Brenden Stewart each were named to the all-Northern Section team.The all-section team was chosen by representatives of the Chico Enterprise-Record, Marysville Appeal-Democrat, Redding Record Searchlight and MaxPreps. Plenty more players were chosen as well with three Pleasant Valley Vikings recognized as were two from Durham, a pair of Gridley …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Dear Friend,The seriousness of the water quality issue as it pertains to Ohio agriculture has never been greater than it is right now.With the recent passage of the Lake Erie Bill of Rights (LEBOR), Lake Erie has now been granted the same legal rights normally reserved for a person. That means that any Toledoan who believes a business in the watershed is doing something they deem as detrimental to the lake could sue on the lake’s behalf.It was no secret that if LEBOR passed, agriculture would have the biggest target on its back. Farmers statewide need to be aware of its possible implications.Wood County farmer Mark Drewes has taken the lead in challenging LEBOR in court. And this letter from every major agriculture group in the state is to let you know we fully support him.Drewes acted quickly and took a strong approach when he bravely stood up for his family farm and all farms in Ohio by taking legal action to prevent senseless lawsuits stemming from LEBOR.We wholeheartedly agree with Drewes’ strategy, especially with the threat of legal actions against our members. But many of our family, friends and neighbors may see this as a message that Ohio agriculture doesn’t care about water quality and farmers do not want to fix what we acknowledge is a major problem in our state. We all know this is simply not true, but as the saying goes, “If you don’t tell your story, someone else will.”It’s time to step out of our comfort zone to better share our best practices with those outside of agriculture and reach out to those who don’t know or understand just how committed we are to healthy water in Ohio.Our members are making many management changes in the name of clean water. From planting cover crops, to installing buffers and waterways, to using variable rate fertilizer application equipment, to improved manure management, farmers are taking on the responsibility of doing the right things to improve water quality for all Ohioans.As we evaluate our operations and what measures we are taking for cleaner water, we have to ask if we can do more. Is what we do enough to make our community feel good about our nutrient management efforts? Do those who question our methods fully understand the extent of what we do to protect our shared water?This is an urgent time to talk to your neighbors. Share how the vast majority of farmers in Ohio are being proactive in finding a balance between producing food and protecting water. These are tough conversations but they are necessary conversations. We need to make our case to those who need to hear it.Work continues with the new administration and state legislators, who understand that agriculture needs to be a part of the water quality solution. Ohio agriculture is also working cooperatively with the conservation and environmental communities to discuss the resources needed to address and remedy Ohio’s water quality problems.Our message can reach far beyond our fence rows by sharing it online, too. Take pictures of the practices you use on the farm and share why taking the initiative for clean water is so important for you, your family and your farm. Use the hashtag #farmers4oh2o on your social media platforms and let’s use this opportunity to show the public our good work on the water quality front.We stand beside Drewes Farms and their efforts to protect every one of us and our way of life by defending Ohio agriculture against the legal fallouts from LEBOR. Now let’s step up to reach even more people about agriculture’s positive role in protecting the environment.Sincerely,Ohio AgriBusiness Association, Ohio Cattlemen’s Association, Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association, Ohio Dairy Producers Association, Ohio Farm Bureau, Ohio Pork Council, Ohio Soybean Association, Ohio Poultry Association, and Ohio Sheep Improvement Association
Tim Reed. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLAPU-LAPU CITY — Brimming with confidence, Tim Reed believes that he’s in the best shape of his life this time of the year.“I’m extremely fit. I build my season getting strong for this and I’m ready to race,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ The Australian triathlete needs all the positivity he could get as he seeks to reign for the third straight year in Cebu on Sunday in the Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines at Shangri-La Mactan here.Instead of being rattled, Reed could only be excited as he takes on a tough field out to deny him of the rare three-peat.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I saw the start list and that makes me excited,” he said. “When you got good guys alongside you, it pushes you to a level you wouldn’t do if they weren’t there. We’ll make each other race a lot better.”Fellow Aussies Tim Van Berkel and Sam Betten lead the biggest threats to Reed’s throne, together with 2016 Xterra world champion Mauricio Mendez of Mexico, Olympian Brent McMahon of Canada, and 12-time New Zealand Ironman winner Cameron Brown. Not only is the top $5,000 purse at stake in the men’s and women’s divisions, but also 30 slots for the 2018 Ironman World Championship in Mandela Bay, South Africa next year.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Still, Reed is defiant as he looks forward to racing through the picturesque Cebu landscape anew“I think the biggest thing is the energy of this place. What I like is the atmosphere because you can feel the enthusiasm in the Philippines that you don’t find anywhere in the world. We sense it and feel it and that makes racing more enjoyable. The whole experience is something to take it on and think, ‘Wow, it’s so amazing!’ The atmosphere is really the biggest factor,” he said.Also part of the elite pros partaking in the race are David Mainwaring, Alexander Polizzi and Luke Bell of Australia, Brad Williams and Iain Alexandridis of USA, Braden Currie, Eddie Rawles and Callum Millward of New Zealand, Jakub Langhammer of Czech Republic, Johan Stofberg of South Africa, Jonathan Ciavatella of Italy, and Eric Watson of Bahrain.In the women’s division, Dimity Lee Duke emerges as the woman-to-beat, but she will face a tough challenge from fellow Aussies Jacqueline Thisleton, Alise Selsmark, Kirra Seidel, Monica Juhart and Kerry Mulholland, Hungarian Anna Eberhardt, Kiwi Amelia Watkinson, and Filipina bet Kim Kilgroe.Over 2,600 entries from a record 51 countries have are set to race in the grueling 70.3-kilometer leg which will start and end at Shangri-La Mactan Resort and Spa.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Celebrities put their hard work to the test in Cobra Ironman 70.3 Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet View comments
Patients and staff at the Bellevue Hospital in Kingston are benefitting from the recent upgrading and refurbishing of the facility at a cost of approximately $23.5 million. The lion’s share of the funds, $22 million, went towards the comprehensive overhaul of the kitchen, to create the Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, which boasts state-of-the-art amenities. The works included the repair and water proofing of the roof; complete electrical rewiring; replacement of the plumping system; reconfiguration of the steam system; re-meshing of the windows; retiling of the floors and walls; painting; rodents and insect proofing; construction of garbage disposal system and chemical areas; repairing of all major equipment, including cold storage facilities, stove and chill system; as well as the upgrading of the management of the food waste system. The remaining $1.5 million was used to purchase a new dental chair for the Dental Health Unit. At a ceremony held on Thursday, May 16, on the grounds of the 150-year old hospital located on Windward Road, Health Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, said that the rehabilitation works were well-needed. “You can appreciate that some of the infrastructure at the Bellevue Hospital would need significant repair and overhaul, given the age of the facility,” he stated. He further noted that from “time to time we will have to do comprehensive repairs of buildings and other infrastructure and in some cases total replacement”. Dr. Ferguson informed that a second chair and well-needed equipment were also donated to the Dental Health Unit by Dr. Roy Streete, a visiting dental surgeon from the United States. The unit is expected to be fully functional by June 1 when a full time dentist is to come on board. With the opening of the unit, patients and staff will be able to access dental health services from Monday to Friday. Chief Executive Officer of the hospital, David Dobson, noted that along with the upgrading, critical staffing gaps have been filled and a comprehensive training programme designed and executed to facilitate the preparation of staff. The training dubbed: ‘Bellevue Employee Empowerment Programme (BEEP),’ caters to the development of hospital staff in the use of the new Department of Dietetics and Nutrition and the equipment. The Bellevue Hospital, which was built in 1861, has an in-patient population of approximately 800, with a staff complement of 650. Contact: Athaliah Reynolds-Baker
zoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license German cruise line company Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has canceled the launching ceremony for the first of its three new expedition ships.The newbuild, Hanseatic Nature, was planned to be launched in Hamburg on April 12, 2019.However, Vard shipyard, part of the Fincantieri Group, needs more time to finalize the construction of the cruise ship.For this reason, the maiden voyage from Hamburg to Lisbon and delivery of the vessel will also be delayed, according to Hapag-Lloyd.The 16,000 gross ton expedition cruise vessel will be 139 meters long and 22 meters wide. The vessel has seven passenger decks, with accommodation for 230 passengers.The Bahamas-flagged ship will be a German-speaking ship, with all cruises conducted in German only.Its two sister ships — Hanseatic Inspiration and Hanseatic Spirit — are scheduled to join the company’s fleet in October 2019 and in 2021, respectively.World Maritime News Staff
OTTAWA – Finance Minister Bill Morneau doubled down Tuesday on Ottawa’s message that the federal government will continue to stand up for Canadian values even as it finds itself at the centre of an ongoing diplomatic tumult with Saudi Arabia.It’s important to propagate Canadian values around the world, and the Liberal government will continue to “enunciate” what it believes are the “appropriate ways of dealing with citizens,” Morneau told a news conference in Mississauga, Ont.Saudi Arabia has expelled Canada’s ambassador, declared a freeze on new trade and recalled thousands of students attending Canadian universities following a tweet last week from Global Affairs Canada that expressed concerns about the arrest of activists in the kingdom.Morneau’s comments reiterated the position expressed Monday by Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, but did not directly address the larger question of what sort of lasting economic impact the dispute could have, including on Canada’s $15-billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia.“We’re going to stand with the values that we know are important to Canadians and Saudi Arabia will take the decisions that they will take,” he said, reiterating for business owners that Canada is doing well economically and must continue to remain competitive.“We are going to look at how we can ensure that we’re competitive broadly … we have very strong trading relationships around the world. This is something where we know we need to lead with our values.”Freeland said Monday in Vancouver that there was “nothing new or novel” about Canada’s long-standing position on human rights around the world, and that Ottawa is awaiting more details from the kingdom before responding further.Meanwhile, the U.S. State Department offered a tepid response to the sanctions that took pains to avoid taking sides, saying it is “aware” of Saudi Arabia’s actions and considers both countries to be “close partners” of the United States.The U.S. continues to support respect for freedoms and liberties, “including dissent and due process,” the department said on Twitter.While both countries are friends of the U.S., “both sides need to diplomatically resolve this together,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told a media briefing later Tuesday.“This particular case regarding Canada — we have raised that with the government of Saudi Arabia. They’re friends, they’re partners, as is Canada as well.”The Global Affairs Canada tweet that triggered the spat said Canada is “gravely concerned about additional arrests of civil society and women’s rights activists in Saudi Arabia, including Samar Badawi.”It went on to “urge the Saudi authorities to immediately release them and all other peaceful human rights activists.”The Saudi foreign ministry singled out the words “immediately release,” calling the phrase “unfortunate, reprehensible, and unacceptable in relations between states.”“Any other attempt to interfere with our internal affairs from Canada, means that we are allowed to interfere in Canada’s internal affairs,” the ministry said.Independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders called Saudi Arabia’s decision an “outrageous move” on Twitter, saying, “The U.S. must be clear in condemning repression, especially when done by governments that receive our support.”Amnesty International said Samar Badawi, the sister of jailed blogger Raif Badawi, was recently detained along with Nassima al-Sada, another prominent female activist.According to State, the U.S. has asked Saudi Arabia for more information about the detentions, and to publicize details about the status of legal cases.The European Commission also struck a neutral tone in its response, saying it is seeking clarification about the arrest of activists, but avoided being drawn into the dispute between Riyadh and Canada.Asked Tuesday about the tensions, European Commission spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic said “we have been seeking clarification from Saudi authorities” over the arrests since May.Kocijancic said the commission wants to understand the allegations against the activists and to ensure they receive a fair trial.On the diplomatic spat, Kocijancic said “we don’t comment on bilateral relations.” She said “we are in favour of a dialogue.”A number of countries in the region have defended Saudi Arabia.The Kingdom of Bahrain posted a statement on its website affirming its “full solidarity” with Saudi Arabia against “any external interference in its internal affairs or any side’s attempt to undermine the Saudi sovereignty.”Bahrain said it supports the measures by Saudi Arabia in response to statements made by Canada’s foreign affairs minister.Anwar Gargash, United Arab Emirates minister of state for foreign affairs, tweeted in Arabic that the UAE stands with Saudi Arabia in defending its sovereignty and its laws.— With files from The Associated Press