NN House / PANDA

first_img Structural Engineer: AZ Construction Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/343783/st-house-panda Clipboard Area:  62 m² Area:  62 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Japan ArchDaily Projects 2013 “COPY” a・s・t atelier 2013 NN House / PANDA Architects: PANDA Area Area of this architecture project photographs:  Hiroyuki HiraiPhotographs:  Hiroyuki Hirai Year:  Contractor: “COPY” CopyBuilding Area:24.08sqmArchitect In Charge:Kozo YamamotoCity:TokyoCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hiroyuki HiraiText description provided by the architects. This small three-story house is built on a 40m2 lot located in a residential district, which is a few minutes walk from the main road. It is a densely built- up area with small two- or three- story houses, representing a common living condition in Tokyo. Therefore our client’s request reflected common demands of urban residents: they wanted living space that is ‘closed’ for security and privacy, but also ‘open and bright’ with sufficient natural light inside.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki HiraiDue to limited budget and modest lifestyle, the house is a simple three-story house of wood construction, with each floor accommodating different function. Building height and ceiling heights are automatically determined by north side slant line regulation. We intend to create a sense of spaciousness in this small volume. In order to maximize the verticality we provide living/dining/kitchen space adjacent to stairway on the ground floor, so that they can experience the full height of the volume from there.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki HiraiBy placing concrete block fence along the site border we create semi-interior zone between the walls and the house, so that the interior space is visually extended to the full extent of the site. We also want to provide various conditions of light on each floor. On the ground floor the entire space is illuminated with indirect light coming from above through the semi-interior zone and stairway, creating soft and diffused effect like artificial lighting. On the contrary they can enjoy direct natural light coming in from windows on the second and third floors.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessQingdao Harborfront Redevelopment Proposal / EE&K a Perkins Eastman CompanyUnbuilt ProjectLiving Landscape: The Great Fen Visiting Center Proposal / Atelier CMJNUnbuilt Project Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/343783/st-house-panda Clipboard Photographs + 29 Share NN House / PANDASave this projectSaveNN House / PANDASave this picture!© Hiroyuki HiraiHouses•Tokyo, Japan Year:  CopyAbout this officePANDAOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTokyoHousesJapanPublished on March 14, 2013Cite: “NN House / PANDA” 14 Mar 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesCupa PizarrasCupaclad® 101 Random in Les PalmiersUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Ridgelight 25-40°Porcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – Coverlam ImperialWindowspanoramah!®ah! Vertical SlidingFastenersSchöckConcrete Façade Fasteners – Isolink®CarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Arena®CoatingsFormicaLaminate – ColorCore®2More products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?NN住宅 / PANDA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 streamlast_img read more

“Journalists are not terrorists”

first_img Receive email alerts News RSF condemns NYT reporter’s unprecedented expulsion from Ethiopia RSF_en May 18, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders has just visited Ethiopia, where two Swedish journalists, Kontinent news agency reporter Martin Schibbye and photographer Johan Persson, were sentenced to 11 years in prison on 29 December on charges of entering the country illegally and supporting terrorism.During the visit, from 9 to 12 January, the two Swedish journalists decided to request a presidential pardon instead of appealing against their conviction. “In Ethiopia, there is a long tradition of pardons and we have chosen to leave it to this tradition,” they said, announcing their decision on 10 January in Addis Ababa’s Kality prison.“Persson and Schibbye were arrested with members of the Ogaden National Liberation Front but they never supported terrorism,” Reporters Without Borders said. “They went to the Ogaden as journalists. We are now in a new phase, one of political negotiation, and we hope that the Ethiopian authorities, the National Pardon Board and everyone else involved can reach an agreement under which they are released quickly.”During the visit, Reporters Without Borders also assessed the current state of media freedom in Ethiopia and the constraints on its journalists, two of whom were convicted on terrorism charges on 19 January in Addis Ababa.A repressive legislative arsenal and dwindling room for expressionEven if recent years have been marked by tension between the government and privately-owned media and surveillance of the most outspoken journalists, Reporters Without Borders recognizes that there is space for freedom of expression in Ethiopia. As well as two state-owned dailies, the Amharic-language Addis Zemen and the English-language Ethiopian Herald, there are also privately-owned newspapers such as the Amharic-language Reporter, Addis Admas, Sendek, Mesenazeria and Fitih, along with the English-language The Reporter and The Daily Monitor. The privately-owned newspapers are routinely critical of government policies and at times provocative.But, in the course of its observations and the interviews it conducted during this visit, Reporters Without Borders confirmed that freedom of expression has been on the wane for some time. This has been seen, for example, in the fact that two Amharic-language weeklies, Addis Neger and Awramba Times, ceased to publish when their journalists fled the country, in December 2009 in the case of the first, and November 2011 in the case of the second.In the course of the past three years, Ethiopia has adopted laws targeting civil society and combating terrorism that have arguably rode roughshod over rights guaranteed by Ethiopia’s constitution. It is partly this legislative arsenal that has had the direct effect of reducing the democratic space and freedom of expression.Taboo subjects and working as a journalistSpeaking on condition of anonymity, an Ethiopian journalist who works for one of the weeklies told Reporters Without Borders: “There are red lines we cannot trespass while covering news stories. For example, the Oromo Liberation Front, which has long been a separatist movement, announced a few days ago on a website based abroad that it was abandoning its demand for autonomy. This is big news for Ethiopia but we cannot cover it in the local press because the authorities regard the OLF as a terrorist organization and referring to it might get you arrested.”The journalist added: “We cannot publish the views of certain people, either. The journalist Mesfin Negash of Addis Neger, for example, is wanted on a terrorism charge. As he is living in exile, he can still write articles and offer them to newspapers in Ethiopia. But who is going to take the risk of publishing them? You could possibly be picked up at once and face charges. The law forbids it, so it is indirect censorship.”Reporters Without Borders is concerned that when journalists with the privately-owned media dare to persist with their fierce criticisms of the state, it happens that they become the targets of criticism or smear campaigns in the state-owned or pro-government media.Widespread self-censorship and fear of arrest have also at times led journalists to flee the country. After those who fled in December 2009, at least another three left in November 2011. They were Abebe Tola, also known as “Abe Tokichaw,” a well-known columnist for the Fitih and Awramba Times weeklies, his colleague Tesfaye Degu of Netsanet and Awramba Times editor Dawit Kebede.Journalists facing a possible death sentence on terrorism chargesReporters Without Borders wrote to Prime Minister Meles Zenawi in August 2011 requesting an investigation into the condition in which two journalists were being held – Awramba Times deputy editor Woubeshet Taye, who was arrested on 19 June, and Fitih columnist Reyot Alemu, who was arrested on 21 June. The letter did not get a reply.In Addis Ababa, Reporters Without Borders asked the NGO “Justice for all, Prison Fellowship Ethiopia” to make enquiries about their situation and work with the government to assure that they are held in acceptable conditions while in detention.On 19 January, an Addis Ababa court found these two journalists, along with a number of opposition figures, guilty of participating in a terrorist organization and preparing a terrorist attack. The charges carry a possible death penalty or life imprisonment. The court is due to issue sentences on a later date.“Was there any irrefutable evidence of their involvement in terrorist activity produced in court?” Reporters Without Borders asked. “As showed by the prosecutor, both may have been in contact with opposition figures, which was risky, but the court should have considered the possibility that it could have been done in the exercise of freedom of expression. We are very disturbed by the idea that these two journalists may well receive harsh sentences just for expressing opinions. “The Ethiopian government says the court just followed the law, but this law could violate journalists’ freedom to practice their profession, a freedom guaranteed by the constitution. A journalist carries a tough duty to proving information to the public. He needs special protection in order to fulfill this duty. This law in Ethiopia no longer allows journalists to do their job in that sense.” Follow the news on Ethiopia News February 10, 2021 Find out more Journalist attacked, threatened in her Addis Ababa home Newscenter_img Help by sharing this information Ethiopia arbitrarily suspends New York Times reporter’s accreditation May 21, 2021 Find out more News Organisation EthiopiaAfrica to go further EthiopiaAfrica January 24, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “Journalists are not terrorists”last_img read more

The EEF’s letter to the Prime Minister

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. The EEF’s letter to the Prime MinisterOn 21 Nov 2002 in Personnel Today Iam writing on behalf of the many UK companies which stand to be placed at asevere competitive disadvantage if the EU Directive on Temporary Agency Workersgoes through unamended.Weat the EEF have been working closely with the DTI, other trade bodies, and inparticular the companies that have put their names to this letter, to try toachieve an acceptable position. However, I believe we have reached a pointwhere your personal intervention is essential if we are to avoid a result whichwill severely damage labour market flexibility.Whilstwe are concerned about the impact on all agency workers, we are particularlyworried about the effect on higher skilled engineers and technicians. Typicallythese workers tend to be highly paid and choose to work on temporary contractsto suit their lifestyle. Their flexible pattern of working fits well with theneed in certain high technology companies to meet business fluctuations and yetretain a significant core of highly skilled employees. Removal of this flexibilitythrough the restrictive provisions currently proposed would have a devastatingimpact on many of the UK’s most technologically advanced engineering andmanufacturing companies. These businesses rely on the ability to manage highlyskilled resources in order to meet changes in demand and project timeframes. Webelieve that inevitably jobs would be lost abroad.Iknow you share our concerns with this Directive, and we have been workingconstructively with the DTI to engage MEPs, Commission officials and ourcounterparts in other EU Member States.Wenow need your help to bring our concerns to your fellow EU leaders. Inparticular, we urge you to use the opportunities of the forthcoming Council ofMinisters and Copenhagen Summit to press our case.Webelieve the following points must be addressed: –there should be an exemption period of at least 12 months – we believe thederogation of six weeks which was in the Commission’s original proposal istotally inadequate; –member States should have the option to exempt from the Directive’s provisions,higher skilled technical and professional agency workers; –the suggested comparator – between user company staff and agency worker – isflawed and opens up a whole host of issues over privacy and additional red tape.The comparator should be another agency worker from the same agency. At thevery least, the basis of comparison should be left to individual Member Statesto decide; –pay should not be included in the comparison, but if it is, it shouldspecifically exclude occupational pensions. Britishcompanies, particularly manufacturers and technology-based businesses, havedeep concerns about the impact this Directive will have if taken as currentlyproposed. On behalf of the companies listed below, and others across themembership of the EEF and other trade associations, I urge you to encourageyour colleagues in the Council of Ministers and counterparts across the EU torecognise the importance of this matter, and to take steps to limit thepotentially damaging impact of the Directive on European labour marketflexibility and competitiveness.MartinTemple Director General EEF Organisationssupporting this letter: Companies:CMG Logica GKN Plc IBM M.W. Kellogg Limited Perkins Engines Siemens Plc Smiths Group Plc TradeAssociations: Intellect SBAC Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Listen To Railroad Earth, Greensky, Dusters & More: A Hillberry Fest Playlist

first_imgThis year’s third annual Hillberry: The Harvest Moon Festival lineup is chock full of bluegrass, funk, and americana/folk acts and is set to take place from October 13th-16th at “The Farm” in Eureka Springs, AR. The festival site rests with its back to the majestic Mark Twain National Forest, boasting 360° panoramic views in the hills of the Ozarks ; essentially the perfect setting for a lineup that includes festival hosts Railroad Earth (2 nights), Greensky Bluegrass, The Infamous Stringdusters, The Travelin’ McCoury’s, The New Mastersounds, Turkuaz, Larry Keel (Larry Does Jerry), Fruition, and many more (purchase tickets here).Festival organizers, Deadhead Productions, who also put on Highberry Music Festival at the Ozark National Forest’s Mulberry Mountain, are excited for this year’s lineup and festivities, during what is one of the most beautiful times of the year in the area. With attendance capped at 3000, attendees can expect a truly intimate festival and camping experience. There isn’t anything much better than the opportunity to enjoy some bluegrass and funk, surrounded by nothing but nature, while enjoying some barley-laced ales and libations.Beyond the music, Hillberry offers art installations, a wide spectrum of activities and workshops for children and adults alike, including tie-dying, yoga, rock balancing, and open forum discussions with headlining performers, and much more. Additionally, attendees can take a short hike to the top of The Farm to enjoy a beautiful shrine constructed in memory of the late Grateful Dead legend Jerry Garcia. A Eureka Springs based artist, known as ‘Ralph Shrine,’ and his team built the “Jerry Shrine” to commemorate one of the most inspiring musical artists of the 20th century; an artist whose band and musical legacy left an impact on literally hundreds of thousands of loyal fans that still resonates today.We decided to make a Hillberry Festival playlist on Spotify to help whet your appetites (and for your listening pleasure) with some tracks from the various artists appearing on this year’s lineup. Take a listen below and enjoy!For tickets and additional information about Hillberry, click here.Hillberry Harvest Moon 2016 Festival Full Artist LineupRailroad Earth (2 Nights)Greensky BluegrassThe Infamous StringdustersThe Travelin’ McCourysThe New MastersoundsElephant RevivalTurkuazLarry Keel (Larry does Jerry)FruitionThe Ben Miller BandSplit Lip RayfieldDirtfootThe HatrickArkansauceMountain SproutFriends of the PhamilySad DaddyThe Crescent City ComboJohn Henry & FriendsOpal Agafia & The Sweet NothingsThe Ozark TravelersSquarsherslast_img read more

Sara A. Slayback

first_imgSara Ann Slayback, 29, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Saturday November 2, 2019.She was born February 27, 1990 in Lawrenceburg, IN, daughter of Timothy and Suzanne (West) Slayback.Sara was currently working for Conduent Insurance, and worked for Panama Pete’s in Aurora for 10 years.Sara had a passion for animals, PAWS and PETA were very important to her. She loved dogs and rescued many of them. She enjoyed going out to eat and loved time with her family, especially her nephew.Sara is survived by her parents, Tim and Sue; sisters, Kristina Slayback of Rising Sun, IN, Jessica West of Western Hills, OH; nephew, Carl “Jaxon” Frazier, nieces, Kiah and Emily Childress; grandfather, Robert (Kumchae) West of Carlsbad, CA; grandmother, Sandra West of Western Hills, OH; several, aunts, uncles, friends and cousins.Sara was preceded in death by her nephew, Noah Lawrence.Friends will be received Thursday, November 7, 2019, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held Friday at 11:00 am.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the PAWS. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more