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Suncoast Villa / Biombo Architects

first_imgSave this picture!© KIE+ 24Curated by Hana Abdel Share Projects Architects: Biombo Architects Area Area of this architecture project Lead Architects: 2019 Area:  336 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Design Team:Biombo architectsClients:Andre and KristinaEngineering & Construction:Karya Maju JayaConsultants:Indico Bali, FurnitureEngineering:Karya Maju JayaConstruction:Karya Maju JayaCountry:IndonesiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© KIERecommended ProductsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedText description provided by the architects. Suncoast Villa is located in Canggu which is currently the most popular and growing area in Bali, Indonesia. This villa has a total area land is 350 sqm, and consists of 2 buildings connected with a bridge over the swimming pool. The whole villa has 5 bedrooms which 2 of them can be rented as studios apartments because the can also be access independently. There are 2 commercial spaces in the same complex to be used as shops, located towards the main street as the area is popular and trendy.Save this picture!© KIESave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© KIEMain materials used in this villa are: iron, concrete, and timber. We have used iron as the exposes structure and concrete as the hidden structure, so all around the villa the iron beams are part of the design. We use timber as floor decking, partition, pergola, and furniture and also stone as a featured wall, exposed render, white paint, and hydraulic tiles in rest of locations. The floor is concrete look tiles, pebble wash on bathroom floors, and in some locations the timber invades also indoor space.Save this picture!© KIEExposed iron beam on the ceiling combined with timber ceiling give a strong and aesthetic impression of the building. The timber screens also give shade, privacy and makes the building more sustainable. Basin counters and kitchen counter are made of polish cement.Save this picture!© KIEWorking with an ambitious project but a limited plot size we manage to create long visuals inside the villa, from the kitchen, dining, and living area there is no partition or walls so the inside outside connection is perfect. There is a long swimming pool in the middle of the villa that crosses both buildings with stepping on the ground floor to connect to one bedroom and garden area and a bridge on the 1st floor. This stepping give the feel of walking over the pool. Save this picture!© KIESave this picture!SectionWe want to integrate the villa with nature, the villa is facing west so the sunset views are an important part of the design. The lush vegetation has been carefully thought, including plants inside the rooms, and also crossing the slab of first floor to allow palms open for green visuals from first floor. Also cross ventilation has been thought so that the villa can be easily ventilated by passive systems.Save this picture!© KIEProject gallerySee allShow lessThumbs up Building / moc architectsSelected ProjectsForest House / Shma Company LimitedSelected Projects Share ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeBiombo ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBaliOn FacebookIndonesiaPublished on December 21, 2020Cite: “Suncoast Villa / Biombo Architects” 20 Dec 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Indonesia Suncoast Villa / Biombo Architects Photographs:  KIE Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” CopyHouses•Indonesia Year:  “COPY” Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Lumion, Sika, Dulux, Dekson, GERMANY BRILLIANT, INDICO BALI, Modena, Niro granite, TOTO INDONESIA, Trimble Nacho Atienza, Bea Alejandre Suncoast Villa / Biombo ArchitectsSave this projectSaveSuncoast Villa / Biombo Architects Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/953595/suncoast-villa-biombo-architects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/953595/suncoast-villa-biombo-architects Clipboard Houseslast_img read more

Birthday greetings to political prisoner in Michigan

first_imgThe Rev. Edward Pinkney, Michigan political prisoner, turned 68 years old inside prison on Oct. 27. The African-American community leader from Benton Harbor, Mich., has been receiving dozens and dozens of birthday cards from people around the country showing support for the unjustly convicted activist. In Detroit, supporters held a birthday party in Rev. Pinkney’s honor on Oct. 24.Rev. Pinkney received added support when Green Party vice presidential candidate Ajamu Baraka visited him in the West Shoreline Correctional Facility on Oct. 19. Rev. Pinkney was able to tape a message of thanks to a Workers World Party forum in Detroit on Oct. 29, which featured WWP vice presidential candidate Lamont Lilly.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Myanmar court again refuses to free two Reuters journalists

first_imgNews to go further May 12, 2021 Find out more Organisation Myanmar police officers escort Reuters journalists Kyaw Soe Oo (C) and Wa Lone (back C) at the northern district court in Yangon (photo : Aung Kyaw Htet / AFP). Since last September, RSF has been urging Suu Kyi to lift the many restrictions on journalists in Myanmar, especially on those who would like to cover the military operations in Rakhine State. US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture February 1, 2018 Myanmar court again refuses to free two Reuters journalists When US diplomat Bill Richardson resigned last week from an international panel advising Suu Kyi’s government, he said she had become “furious” when he called for the release of the two Reuters journalists. Receive email alerts Arrested on 12 December, they were formally charged on 10 January with violating the Official Secrets Act, a colonial-era law dating back to 1923, under which they are facing a possible 14-year jail sentence. The law is nowadays only used when the military want to make it clear that they do not want to be the subject of investigative reporting. It was last used against four journalists in 2014. The court that considered the release request should have granted it on the grounds that their arrest was illegal. They two journalists are accused of being in possession of classified documents at the time of their arrest as they left a Yangon restaurant. But, as they have repeatedly pointed out, they had only just been given the documents in the restaurant by two mysterious policemen and had not had time to study them. RSF launched a petition on 22 January in order to start an international campaign for their release.Free Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo !Sign the petition It was the second time in ten days that a judge refused to release the two journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, on bail. They are now facing the possibility of spending many more months in prison before they get a chance to defend their innocence in court. She said the operations by Myanmar’s armed forces against the Rohingya community in Rakhine State bore “the hallmarks of a genocide” and added, “this is why we’ve called for access for international media.” Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar RSF_en center_img May 26, 2021 Find out more The UN special envoy on human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee of South Korea, voiced support for Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo today, calling them “brave” and “fearless” in their attempts to cover one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. Myanmar is ranked 131st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. May 31, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Myanmar RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum MyanmarAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesReligious intoleranceProtecting journalistsMedia independenceProtecting sources Judicial harassmentArmed conflictsImprisoned After a Myanmar court’s renewed refusal today to grant bail to two Reuters journalists who have been held for nearly two months, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for an international campaign on their behalf and for signatures to a petition for their unconditional release. News “Aung San Suu Kyi’s government must immediately end this travesty of justice, involving entrapment by the police, trumped-up evidence and a complete lack of transparency. The refusal to grant bail clearly shows that the judicial system is being used to punish these two reporters and to intimidate their media colleagues.” News Help by sharing this information “These two journalists are paying for their professionalism,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “Their only crime was to take an interest in the atrocities by Myanmar’s security forces against the country’s Rohingya minority, which resulted in an exodus of around 700,000 refugees. MyanmarAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesReligious intoleranceProtecting journalistsMedia independenceProtecting sources Judicial harassmentArmed conflictsImprisoned last_img read more

Unfinished estates on the agenda at Letterkenny Town Council

first_img Google+ Letterkenny Town Council has been told that while the policy in the town and the county is to encourage the formation of residents associations with a view towards resolving issues, the experience at The Fairways on the outskirts of Letterkenny suggests otherwise.There have been long standing problems with sewage infrastructure, with the County Council saying it is trying to address a number of unfinished estates across the county.However, moving a motion in favour of the residents, Cllr Gerry Mc Monagle said the residents have shown huge commitment to resolving the issue, and he urged County Manager Seamus Neely to revisit the issue, which he promised to do, although he cautioned there are no funds available.Officials say they’ve been informed by the residents that the Ombudsman is already investigating the situation, and they must consider any future action very carefully.However, Cllr Mc Monagle says that should not impact on efforts to address the problem.[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/gerym830TUE.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp Twitter NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Facebook Pinterest 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today By News Highland – July 10, 2012 Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedcenter_img Facebook Twitter Unfinished estates on the agenda at Letterkenny Town Council RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Newsx Adverts Pinterest Previous articleCouncil says it is monitoring Algae Bloom and will take action if requiredNext articleDonegal pilot paid thousands weeks before Florida course was suspended News Highland WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson last_img read more

Planning permissions rise in Donegal

first_img Previous articleBig Saturday Session – 12-12-15 (Guests – Reuben Keeney and Junior)Next article180 part time jobs announced for Donegal ahead of Census 2016 admin Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire By admin – December 15, 2015 Google+ Twitter Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp The number of planning permissions granted in Donegal in the third quarter of this year was up by 12% on the previous year.There were a total of 202 permissions granted in Donegal between July and September, 62 of them for houses, 92 for extensions, alterations and conversions, and 48 for other purposes, including industrial and retail.This compares to 180 permissions during the same period last year, 53 for dwellings, 89 for extensions and 38 for other purposes.Nationally, permission was granted for 2,662 dwelling units, compared to 2,144 for the same period in 2014.The majority of permissions were for houses, up 31.5 percent in the quarter, while there was adrop of just over 12 percent in planning permissions for apartments. Facebook Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic center_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews Planning permissions rise in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApplast_img read more

Donegal company chosen by Google as a High-Potential start up

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook Pinterest Pic – Arklu founders Ian Watkins and Lucie Follett Pinterest Twitter A Donegal company has been announced as one of 30 high potential Irish Startups selected by Google Ireland to participate in its Adopt a Startup programme.Arklu, which is based in the CoLab facility at Letterkenny Institute of Technology will receive 12 weeks of mentoring from a dedicated Google support team, followed by a Dragons Den style competition for further investment and support.Arklu make Lottie dolls, described as an age appropriate, proportionally-correct, positive role model for children aged between three and nine.Company founder Ian Watkins says growth up to now has exceeded expectations…….. Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Previous articleColeman out of FA Cup Semi FinalNext articleFinn Harps lose 3-1 at Cork City admin WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/ianlottie530.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5x2c4c1Wi9g Google+ Facebook By admin – April 22, 2016 Donegal company chosen by Google as a High-Potential start up Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Boy rescued from house fire was tied up with plastic bag around head, mom arrested

first_imgSanta Paula Police Department(SANTA PAULA, Calif.) — Firefighters in California made an alarming discovery after responding to a fire at a home. While attempting to put out a blaze at a home in Santa Paula, firefighters found a 3-year-old boy alone in a bedroom with a plastic bag over his head and his hands tied, according to a press release from the Santa Paula Police Department.A woman was also found tied to a bed in the home, according to police.Both were discovered after police received a 911 call about the fire at around 6:10 p.m. on Sunday.Authorities said the two were rescued and taken to the Santa Paula Hospital for smoke inhalation treatment. Yet the investigation took a turn when the boy’s mother, 47-year-old Maricela Magana Ruiz, was arrested for allegedly putting the bag over the 3-year-old’s head and tying him up. Police said they determined she purposely endangered the boy. Ruiz was booked into the Ventura County Jail for felony child endangerment, police said. Her bail was set at $50,000. A motive was not known, but Police Chief Matthew Rodriguez told KTLA-TV that detectives are looking into the possibility that it’s related to a domestic dispute over child custody.It was not immediately clear if the woman tied to the bed was Ruiz or if the fire was intentionally set. Police did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Speech: UK life sciences are leading the way showcasing world-class innovation

first_imgFor many decades, technology has changed in a way which until only recently would have been unimaginable. Put simply, we live in a time of unparalleled technological advances. Fast forward to 2050, and the way we live will be completely shaped by the inventions and breakthroughs made today.Spearheading this technological charge is the life sciences sector, utilising the best of British innovation to tackle some of the biggest healthcare challenges of our time – ageing populations, lifestyle diseases, cancer and antimicrobial resistance.As an international economic department, we are busy forging a vision of the UK as a world-leader in innovation and technology. It’s a role Britain is made for. Across the UK, scientists are pioneering treatments, progressing advanced therapies and genomics using digital technology and artificial intelligence.With a combination of top universities, research institutions, global life sciences companies and increasing government support, the UK is a fantastic place for the sector to invest, which is why we are now in the top 3 life sciences hubs globally.Companies that have the potential to change global health dynamics are thriving here. The UK offers a strong base for world-class research and manufacturing, whilst connecting business with bio-science clusters featuring the best science minds, the best universities and the best research institutions.Yet whilst the sector flourishes, we must do everything possible to ensure the UK remains on top in a fast-changing industry whose success rests on its ability to quickly adapt and change.The Department for International Trade is forging ahead with our strategy for promoting British trade across the globe. Life science businesses are playing a key part, with exports of more than £30 billion a year along, also attracting significant investment.Just last month, Trinity College Cambridge and Tsinghua University in Beijing agreed a £200 million joint venture which will include a state-of-the-art biohub for Cambridge Science Park. This extraordinary collaboration will provide labs and offices for early stage companies and inventors working on tomorrow’s game-changing healthcare products and technologies.UK regions are also attracting investment, from life sciences inward investors working on flu vaccines and the development of new medicines. Just recently several companies have expanded manufacturing sites in both Liverpool and Wales.I am determined that my department will play its part in supporting this growth. We are doing everything possible to connect investors with the right partners for their needs, make them aware of our generous tax incentives and grants, and help them find the right plants and premises – many adjacent to the UK’s increasingly renowned science parks.Using our network of global trade experts in over 100 countries, in our offices, embassies and consulates around the world and in the English regions, we will support and match the ambitions of our leading life sciences companies.We also will continue to support regular trade delegations from China and other fast-growing countries as part of an ongoing roadshow to encourage delegations to visit key UK cities, promoting our life science companies. For example, this week I led a group of over 200 companies to Hong Kong as part of the Great Festival of Innovation, with several life sciences companies showcasing the best of British to a global audience. The event, organised by my department, brought together business leaders of the future, government ministers from China and the UK alongside the latest technologies form both our countries and across Asia.As we move forward into a world full of technological change, I’m confident that UK life sciences companies will be at the heart of the cutting-edge innovation which will be sought after internationally. It is a sector which will lead the future – I want to make sure the UK stays ahead.last_img read more

EXCLUSIVE: Papadosio’s Anthony Thogmartin And Billy Brouse Discuss Red Rocks, Alex Grey, And The Process Of Creation

first_imgPapadosio is getting ready for their second headlining performance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Friday, May 6th. This time, the band is bringing a huge lineup with them including CO-based electronic funk act SunSquabi, the psy-dub beats of Desert Dwellers, and Supersillyus, an-ten-nae, and Eliot Lipp. On top of this lineup which is sure to explore uncharted musical territory, iconic visionary and performance artists Alex & Allyson Grey will join in by doing what they do best, creating masterful artwork throughout the show. They will be accompanied by the genius of Johnathan Singer, who will create visuals to go along with both music and art (purchase tickets here).We had the opportunity to chat with band members Anthony Thogmartin and Billy Brouse to discuss their upcoming Red Rocks performance, the importance of playing such a legendary venue, and the overall creative process that Papadosio uses in making their music. Check it out below.L4LM: This is the band’s second time headlining Red Rocks. Playing the Rocks is a monumental experience for any artist or band. What type of energy goes into planning such an event for a band like Papadosio?BB: The amount of energy that goes into playing Red Rocks, both physical and emotional, is unreal. Even if the only thing you do is get onstage and play your instrument, which isn’t the case with us, it’s crazy. The second time we played Red Rocks, we opened up for Umphreys McGee, and I remember asking Brendan if it ever becomes anything close to a normal show when you’re playing at there. He said absolutely not, and I’d have to agree with him–it’s quite an undertaking.AT: There is certainly a lot more planning than it might seem! Red Rocks has achieved a legendary status as a rite of passage destination for music lovers. So if you get the opportunity to play there, there is a desire to create the coolest experience you can for people.L4LM: Having Alex & Allyson Grey involved in this bridges the gap between music, art, and the connection between everyone experiencing the event. How important is it to have artists such as the Greys and Johnathan Singer taking part in this experience?BB: Having the Greys at the event is humbling and exciting, I’m so happy they are doing it with us. I still remember the first time I looked at an Alex Grey painting, as I’m sure many others do as well. For me, it feels almost natural, which is weird to say because their art has opened my mind and blown it away many times. I guess that we aim to do that same thing in a way. I feel like having Alex, Allyson, and Jonathan there will obviously up the vibe and add to the event in a way that will leave everyone, including us, grateful for their participation to say the least.AT: I think it is safe to say that we can all find commonality in the Greys’ artwork. The experiences that compelled them to create what they did also compelled us. In fact, I would also say that their artwork influenced my personal artistic process many times. Our song “Now That You Know” was a direct result of looking at and contemplating “Theologue,” one of Alex Grey’s most amazing works.L4LM: Are you always writing and creating, even while out on the road, or do you like to designate time as a band to the creation of new music? What is the process for Papadosio?AT: Usually there is one songwriter, and everyone takes a part given and makes it better and their own. We also write together from time to time. Everyone contributes a lot; we are very collaborative. I personally sing song ideas into my phone or record guitar things onto my laptop no matter where we are. Then, later, I’ll convert those vocal or guitar parts into synths, bass, drums, etc. Ha, my phone is full of “boom bap bap buh dum dums.”L4LM: Anthony, your side project, Earthcry, just announced a special pre-party on May 5th at Ophelia’s in Denver. That should be a fun way to kick things off, as Mike Healy and Erothyme will be joining in for an evening full of music with more electronic leanings. What can we expect, musically, from that pre-party?AT: We are improvisational musicians to the core. The whole EarthCry thing was born out of the basic fact that not all musical ideas apply to a full band. I’ve been recently sinking into making more and more generative music with my modular synthesizer, and I plan on unveiling an entirely new way of approaching the EarthCry live thing during this night. Also Mike Healy is an explosive drummer and an intuitive musician. He can cover for me when I need to shift gears. Our fans have been really encouraging us to do some more of these gigs and we are happy to oblige.L4LM: From an artistic standpoint, is it good to be able to step away and do your own thing? Does it help keep things fresh?AT: I personally like to spend time in the wilderness. I like to think of it as “foraging for inspiration.” A simple walk in the woods can easily be just as inspirational as watching your favorite musician perform.L4LM: Thanks so much for taking the time to speak with us. Good luck at Red Rocks in just a few short weeks!Tickets for Papadosio’s Re:Creation event at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Saturday, May 6th are currently on sale and can be purchased here. For additional information and event updates, check out the Facebook Event page at this link. Anthony Thogmartin’s EarthCry project will play a pre-party show at Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox on Friday, May 5th. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketfly.[Photo by Rex Thomson]last_img read more

Radcliffe welcomes 2011-12 fellows

first_imgJust as Harvard College accepted only 6 percent of its applicants this year, so did the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. A leader among institutes for advanced study, the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard selected just 51 fellows from 800 applicants for the 2011-12 year. These fellows are award-winning artists, academics, and professionals, including musicians, mathematicians, filmmakers, anthropologists, biologists, and writers who convene at the institute for a full year to focus on individual projects and research while benefiting from a multidisciplinary community in the University setting.“These exceptional scholars, researchers, and artists are poised for a year of discovery, innovation, and creation,” said Dean Barbara J. Grosz, Higgins Professor of Natural Sciences in the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. “As they work within and across disciplines, transformative ideas emerge during the year that have a lasting impact well beyond the fellowship itself.”The 51 men and women were chosen based on prior accomplishments and the project they seek to undertake during their fellowship, as well as the potential of their projects to have long-term impact.Fellows for the 2011-12 year include:Author Chimamanda Adichie, from Nigeria, who was recently included in the The New Yorker’s “20 Under 40” for fiction, will be working on her next novel. Her books include “Purple Hibiscus” (2004) and “Half of a Yellow Sun” (2007).University of Toronto Professor of Observational Astrophysics Ray Jayawardhana is a leader in the emerging field of exoplanetology. At the institute, Jayawardhana will apply the principles of planetary science, atmospheric physics, geochemistry, and astrobiology to the study of close-in and far-out extrasolar planets.Journalist and commentator Diane McWhorter writes about race and civil rights. Her first book, “Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama, the Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution,” won a Pulitzer Prize in 2002. As a fellow, she will work on a book that interweaves space exploration, World War II, and the segregated American South.The range of interests of Harvard Professor of Government Eric Nelson — from political thought in early-modern Europe and America to Thomas Hobbes’ translations of Homer — make him especially well-suited to the institute’s multidisciplinary community, in which he will be working on a book about the political thought of the American Revolution.Stanford University Professor of Philosophy Tamar Schapiro studies the nature of inclination — desire, passion, appetite — and the ways it affects practical reasoning. The focus of her fellowship year will be the study of an individual’s agency in making decisions.Pamela Silver, a professor at Harvard Medical School and the first director of the Harvard University Ph.D. program in systems biology, studies bioenergy, metabolic engineering, and sustainability. At the institute, she will be exploring the potential for the emerging field of synthetic biology to address environmental concerns and global sustainability.At the intersection of theory and practice is Margaret Weir, a professor of sociology and political science at the University of California, Berkeley, who also chairs the MacArthur Foundation Network on Building Resilient Regions. She will bring her focus on politics and policy to the institute with a project assessing the war on poverty.In the decades since Frederick Wiseman’s groundbreaking documentary “Titicut Follies” was released in 1967, he has made more than three dozen documentaries — most recently, “La Danse.” Each documentary is a powerful combination of minimalism and artistry. During his year at the institute, he will work on a film about public higher education in the United States.last_img read more