Los Altos Residence / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

first_imgArchDaily Los Altos Residence / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Murray Engineers United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/898513/los-altos-residence-bohlin-cywinski-jackson Clipboard T24 And Green Building:Integral Impact Inc.Design And Energy:Green BuildingWaterproofing:Neumann Sloat BlancoAV:Metro EighteenGuest House:479 SFProject Size:4,151 SFDesign Principal:Gregory MottolaProject Manager:Laing Chung, Priya MaraTeam:Joe DiNapoli, Michael WaltnerDesign:Green BuildingEnergy:Green BuildingCity:Los AltosCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nic LehouxRecommended ProductsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. Located in an established Los Altos neighborhood, this single-family residence is a modernist reinterpretation of the Northern California ranch style home the clients desired. Nestled amongst neighboring houses and a landscape of mature trees, the residence maintains a sense of privacy and offers this young family reprieve from the bustle of daily activities. Designed around an existing Japanese maple tree—a vestige of the previous landscape and the relationship shared between residence and site—the house takes full advantage of the Silicon Valley’s mild climate.Save this picture!© Nic LehouxSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Nic LehouxWhile windows and doors fill interiors with air and light, they also frame views of the diverse flora surrounding the home. In the living room, a wall of sliding glass doors blurs the line between indoors and out, opening to the back patio overlooking a meadow of tall grasses. In the master bedroom, one can hear the trickling of water and quiet rustling of trees coming from the meditation garden just outside. It is these moments, when the outdoors extends inside, that help anchor the building to the site. The main house is composed of a central double-height living and communal space that runs parallel to the street, shielding the home from the quiet thoroughfare.Save this picture!© Nic LehouxThis common area, which includes a modest kitchen and a place for family gathering, connects two single-story volumes, each containing a variety of private and functional spaces. With views from every room, one’s eye is easily drawn outside, where a linear pool and board-formed concrete garden wall, located along the eastern edge of the property, visually connects the main building to the guesthouse beyond. The home is detailed with a natural, crisp palette, reflecting the client’s fondness for simplicity and tranquility.Save this picture!© Nic LehouxA variety of woods, including Douglas fir, western red cedar, and gray elm, are used throughout and provide a sense of warmth directly contrasted by exposed structural steel, polished concrete floors, and a textured concrete fireplace. A locally sourced Claro walnut table, measuring 10-feet in length, creates a comfortable dining space, its live edge balancing the clean lines of the living room. Additional furnishings reinforce the client’s desire for a minimalist environment. The simple layout and detailing of this single-story residence, with its numerous connections to the surrounding landscape, create a home that is both calm and restful for the family to enjoy for many years to come.Save this picture!© Nic LehouxSustainabilityThe owners, who strive to be environmentally conscious, see their location as an opportunity to rely on the mild climate to passively cool their house. Operable windows and clerestories located throughout the allow them to take advantage of the cross breezes for natural ventilation while framing moments to the outdoor landscape.Save this picture!© Nic LehouxThe following sustainable measures were taken in the design of this house:-         Passive Cooling: The main central living space is oriented lengthwise along the east-west axis with operable windows and doors along the north and south facades. This creates a path for the prevailing winds to pass through space, effectively cooling it. The living space is also double-height, which creates a chimney effect allowing warm air to rise and escape through the clerestory windows. This passive cooling strategy eliminates any need for a forced-air cooling system in the house.-         Renewable Energy: Photovoltaic and domestic hot water panels are strategically placed upon the roof and pitched south to optimize sun absorption. Energy collected from the PV panels offsets the net energy consumption of the house.Save this picture!Section-         Renewable Energy: Photovoltaic and domestic hot water panels are strategically placed upon the roof and pitched south to optimize sun absorption. Energy collected from the PV panels offsets the net energy consumption of the house.-         Thermal Mass: Concrete radiant floors provide warmth during the winter and colder seasons of the year.-         Energy Conservation: The building envelope is well insulated using a combination of sprayed applied polyurethane insulation in the ceiling, and fiberglass blow-in insulation in the walls. The dense insulation in these cavities helps maintain heat in the winter. During the summer, the high albedo surface of the single-ply TPO cool roof helps reflect heat. Large overhangs on the south facade of the living space also shade glass windows in the summer, while allowing low sunlight during the winter.Save this picture!© Nic Lehoux-         Indoor Air Quality: Low to no VOC products and materials were chosen for finishes such as paints, wood stains, and sealants. Composite wood products used in the building also met the requirements for low formaldehyde.-         Water Reduction Strategies: Low-flow plumbing fixtures are used in the kitchen and bathrooms. The landscape design also utilizes zoned drip irrigation with rain and moisture sensors. Plantings, including the meadow grass, are native to California and require little maintenance and watering.Save this picture!DiagramProject gallerySee allShow lessLook Inside the Vatican Venice Biennale Chapels in New Video from Spirit of SpaceArchitecture News10 Tiny Apartments Under 38 Square Meters and Their Axonometric DrawingsArticles Share Kier & Wright Houses “COPY” Landscape: Geotechnical: Los Altos Residence / Bohlin Cywinski JacksonSave this projectSaveLos Altos Residence / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Structural: Matarozzi Pelsinger Builders Umerani Associates Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture Photographs:  Nic Lehouxcenter_img CopyHouses, Sustainability•Los Altos, United States Lighting: Electrical: Civil Engineering: MEP: Save this picture!© Nic Lehoux+ 18Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Taylor Engineers CopyAbout this officeBohlin Cywinski JacksonOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSustainabilityLos AltosUnited StatesPublished on July 29, 2018Cite: “Los Altos Residence / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson” 29 Jul 2018. 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Two women journalists freed after being held for nine months

first_img November 27, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two women journalists freed after being held for nine months Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor April 2, 2021 Find out more April 2, 2021 Find out more News News Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit TurkeyEurope – Central Asia TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts to go furthercenter_img News Organisation Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders today hailed the release of Evrim Dengiz and Nesrin Yazar, two women journalists working for the Kurdish news agency DIHA. An assize court in the southern city of Adana ordered their release on 21 November during the fifth hearing in their trial on a charge of collaborating with the outlawed Kurdish separatist organisation, the PKK.Dengiz and Yazar had been held since 18 February, after police in Mersin claimed to have found Molotov cocktails inside their car as they were returning from covering a demonstration in support of Abdullah Öcalan, a PKK leader who has been in prison since 1999. A subsequent forensic report claimed they had substances intended to be used in making explosives, but this was always disputed by their lawyer.The prosecutor’s office in Mersin initially accused them of “jeopardising the unity of the state and territorial integrity” and requested life sentences. The charge was changed in August to collaborating with the PKK, for which the maximum sentence is 10 years in prison.At the latest hearing, the court was told that a new forensic report had concluded that the substances found in their car were not explosives. Although freed, the charge of collaborating with the PKK still stands. The next hearing is scheduled for 13 February. Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law News RSF_en Follow the news on Turkey April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

The folic debate

first_imgCalls to fortify flour or bread with folic acid to prevent pre-natal malformations of foetuses have been echoing for over a decade. Now, following prevarication, procrastination and consultation, there is finally an end in sight.Not, however, before The Food Standards Agency squeezes in one more meeting in June, where it says it will finally decide whether to recommend fortification to either bread or flour. Either way, the issue has split the industry, with views ranging from ’Let’s just get on with it’, to vociferous opposition against further tinkering with bread.Professor Robert Pickard, director general, The British Nutrition Foundation”You will see all sorts of red herring claims about the disadvantages of doing this [such as folic acid masking vitamin B12 deficiency], but the proposal the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition put to the FSA offers a strategy for dealing with these possible ’dis-benefits’ that would be to the public benefit.”As 10% of British women carry a mutation that makes it difficult for them to recycle folate in their bodies, it is incumbent on the informed to help the less well-informed and there’s nobody less well-informed than an unborn child.”Professor Jeya Henry, Oxford Brookes University”Fortification is likely to play a much more important role in giving people nutrients, especially among baked products, because they are a staple of our diet.”Based on the analysis of literature and the public health outcome that fortification of folic acid will have in reducing the risk of spina bifida, my view is that fortification would be something I would want to see supported.”David Wright, director, Wright’s flour mill”Millers already fortify brown and white flour, so for us to fortify brown and white flour with folic acid would be a practical solution. Wholemeal flour would then not be fortified, giving consumers that choice. But the cost – and who will bear it – needs to be borne in mind. Personally, I think there are more positives than negatives.”Julian Hunt, communications director, Food & Drink Federation”While the board did agree that mandatory fortification was the best way forward, there are still some key questions on which the industry will be seeking clarity over the next month, such as whether appropriate labelling needs to be introduced.”Joe Street, managing director, Fine Lady Bakeries”If there is to be fortification, then it should be in flour – I don’t think it would be at all practical to do it through recipe changes in the bakery.”I understand research has been done that says when you add it to the recipe, it leads to a lot of variation in the levels of folic acid [in the end product].”Chris Dabner, parliamentary officer, NA”Should the presence of folic acid appear on labelling? If so, should the four other statutory fortifications – calcium, iron, niacin and thiamine – also be labelled? Flour is present in thousands of products, often in small amounts; does this mean that there should be a minimum flour content in products before labelling is required?”Andrew Whitley, author, Bread Matters”The folate fortification debate reveals crucial faultlines in the development of our food system. Modern wheats contain a third fewer minerals than older varieties. Long fermentation increases the natural folate content of bread.”The real choice is between medicalised nutrition or health based on the integrity and vitality of carefully grown and minimally processed crops.” nlast_img read more

Dolores M. “Dee” Schwegman

first_imgDolores M. “Dee” Schwegman, age 60 of Batesville, died Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Margaret Mary Health.  Born December 3, 1958 in Batesville, she is the daughter of Marcella (Nee: Rennekamp) and Lawrence Schwegman.  Dee owned and ran a children’s daycare for 31 years.Family was important to Dee and she dearly loved her nieces, nephew, great niece and great nephews.  She enjoyed spending time with them and attending their sporting events.  She also liked making crafts for them.  Other interests included collecting carousels and for years she and Marilyn were regulars at the St. Louis Bingo on Thursdays.  A gifted poet, Dee composed countless poems throughout her life.  A portion of one dedicated to her mother will be used on her prayer card.Dee is survived by her sister Marilyn Schwegman of Batesville; niece Sharon (Andy) Eckstein of Sunman, Indiana; nephew Mike (Amanda) Schwegman of Oldenburg; sister-in-law Carol Schwegman of Batesville; great niece Laura Schwegman and great nephews Lawrence Schwegman, Ayden Eckstein and Connor Eckstein.  In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her brother Louis Schwegman and sister-in-law Mary Schwegman.Visitation is Wednesday, January 2nd, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home.  Funeral services are 10 a.m. Thursday, January 3rd, at St. Mary’s of the Rock Church with Rev. Carl Langenderfer O.F.M. and Rev. Shaun Whittington officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Memorials may be made to Phi Beta Psi Sorority Cancer Research or to the funeral home to help with expenses.last_img read more