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Is hotel operator Whitbread set to benefit when lockdown ends?

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! It is no surprise that hotel chains haven’t been doing well recently. When the owner of Premier Inn, Whitbread (LSE: WTB), said this month it would be issuing a £1bn rights issue, it was natural to assume this is to help a poor financial position. But that is only part of the story.Locked downAccording to the company, revenue from accommodation, bars, and beverages has fallen 99%. Not a surprise when they have no guests and almost all their hotels are closed. The company also warned that its financials could be “materially loss-making” for the year. Again, no great shock.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…CEO Alison Brittain said in a statement that though the £1bn rights issue would help liquidity and the company’s cash flow, it is also aimed at boosting Whitbread’s ability to take advantage of cheap investment opportunities.This kind of bargain hunting is a strategy I am a fan of – if the company can afford it. Whitbread estimates its costs will be about £600m in the coming six months, so at least some of the capital raised will be used to offset that.It is also still unknown really how the climate will change, and how quickly, after lockdown. It seems unlikely that everyone will be rushing back to stay in Premier Inns the moment restrictions are lifted.Strong positionThat said, Whitbread was in a strong position going in to lockdown. Notably, its £3.9bn sale of Costa Coffee to Coca Cola in 2018 set it up well financially.Whitbread was also quick to take advantage of various government schemes aimed at helping companies during lockdown. It has about £1.5bn of undrawn credit and has secured waivers on its debt covenants until 2022.Whitbread has been expanding extensively in Germany where it sees “very significant” opportunities. The capital raised by the rights issue could be put to good use.Investment caseThat said, the investment case for Whitbread is not clear-cut. For one, the company reduced its dividend, which was a sensible move, but does remove its benefit as an income investment.In addition, we really don’t know what the landscape will look like for hotels and travel as we come out of lockdown. It is possible that demand for business travel, which is a big part of Premier Inn’s business, will be much lower.On the other hand, if a recession leads to people cutting costs, then Whitbread’s budget hotels may actually benefit. UK holidays and cheap accommodation are two areas that always benefit when people have less money.I have no doubt the market will eventually pick up again, and Whitbread may be in prime position to benefit. As of now though, my greatest concern is we don’t really know when this will be. 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Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. See all posts by Karl Loomeslast_img read more

Warren Gatland – Reasons to be cheerful for Wales in the Six Nations

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS A Kiwi who coached Ireland and Wasps before taking charge of WalesWales coach Warren Gatland’s column in the March issue of Rugby World Magazine: “Sitting in the coaching box last year there were times I was pulling my hair out. There were games we should have won, but we gave away a yellow card, threw an intercept or conceded an unnecessary three points. It’s frustrating and as a team we need to improve.“Having the likes of Leigh Halfpenny, Shane Williams, Jamie Roberts and Jonathan Davies back from injury, and Morgan Stoddart back in the squad, gives us a lot more real quality players in attack. Morgan’s been unlucky with injuries and has things to work on defensively, but in attack he’s incredibly exciting. He’s strong, powerful and quick.We created a lot of chances in the autumn, but we need to finish those off. We’re going to hammer home the basics in training with three-on-twos and so on. We need to keep our width because we were a bit lateral and didn’t run straight enough in the autumn. The potential’s there – we just need to be more clinical.A focus for this campaign is to encourage the players to put their hands up and be honest about their performances and mistakes. Ideally we want players to not be afraid of being critical of their team-mates and them not to take it personally, but it doesn’t sit that comfortably with this Welsh squad. There’s nothing greater and more powerful than peer pressure, and we want to create as honest an environment as we can.There’s a few new faces in the squad. Rhys Priestland is a different type of ten and has impressed us with the way he’s played this season. He’s got a big boot on him and is a genuine running threat; he stands nice and wide from the nine and takes on opposition defences. The No 7 position is one of the most important in the game at the moment, particularly if you look at how destructive guys like David Pocock and Richie McCaw are at the breakdown and how many turnovers they get.We’re very pleased with the way Sam Warburton’s developing but in the past he’s had injury problems and we want to make sure we’ve got options at seven. So we want to look at Josh Turnbull – but it doesn’t count Martyn Williams out of the World Cup. Bradley Davies – head and shoulders above the rest We’ve picked Ryan Jones as a lock because that’s primarily where he’s played this season and he gives us mobility having played in the back row. He’s been working hard and playing well, though I’d like to see him put on more size. We considered Luke Charteris, and Ian Evans isn’t out of our thoughts, but we feel Alun Wyn Jones and Bradley Davies are head and shoulders above in Wales given their size, physicality and mobility.Gethin Jenkins and Adam Jones are huge losses, but it’s a great opportunity for the five props selected to make their mark over the next eight weeks and impress the coaches. When I coached Ireland, everyone used to talk about England and France going for the Grand Slam, but the other countries are coming into the tournament now, which is great. Every team is capable of beating everyone else and that makes it really exciting.I definitely think we can win it, but the first game is crucial for us. We need to get off to a good start at home against England.center_img Do you want to buy the issue of Rugby World in which this article appeared? Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visit http://mags-uk.com/ipcOr perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or Ipad? If so click here.last_img read more

Women’s World Cup: England v Canada final preview

first_imgFor neutrals, Canada are fantastic to watch. They show huge exuberance in attack, their willingness to run the ball from anywhere keeping spectators on the edge of their seats. Without a strong kicking game, they have little choice but to use such a high-risk strategy but it has reaped huge rewards for them in this tournament – both their semi-final tries came from their ability to keep ball in hand and attack at pace.England are more structured in their game plan. They talk a lot about “processes” and tend to vary their attack. Mclean at fly-half is a good tactical kicker and on Wednesday against Ireland they switched between going wide early and using Emily Scarratt to take the ball straight up in midfield – a strategy they are likely to repeat in the final. “We’re known for going to the edge, but sometimes you need punch,” says Mclean. “Against Canada (in the pool game) we didn’t punch enough so we’ve used Scaz to go forward.”This contrast in styles is sure to have been noted by both teams in their pre-game analysis. England will look to pressurise Canada when they run deep and target turnovers at the breakdown so they can capitalise on a disorganised defence in their opponents’ own half. Canada will want to close down England in midfield – the ferocious defence of centres Andrea Burk and Mandy Marchak stood out against France – and prevent dangerous runners Kat Merchant and Danielle Waterman from getting into space out wide.Big stage: England and Canada will be playing in front of a sell-out crowd at Stade Jean BouinPRESSURE COOKEREver since New Zealand were knocked out of the World Cup, England have been the favourites to win this title. The pressure is on them, as it was in 2010 when they played the Black Ferns in a World Cup final on home soil. The squad insist they are in a better, more relaxed place than four years ago and their performances have been building in quality throughout the tournament rather than the cruise they enjoyed to the final in 2010.Canada by comparison have never been in this position before and will not be as accustomed to big crowds as England – a full house is expected at Stade Jean Bouin. That said, a partisan crowd for the semi-final did little put them off their game and they will enjoy having the underdog tag for this match too.So will Canada be inspired by the big occasion and excel at their high-risk game? Or can England thrive on the pressure and deliver in a final? England coach Gary Street is certainly hoping for the latter, saying: “I think we’ve got the best side in the world and we want to show the world what we can do.” Danger women: Emily Scarratt is tackled by Canada wing Magali Harvey during their 13-13 pool draw THE WOMEN’S World Cup reaches its conclusion on Sunday evening at the Stade Jean Bouin in Paris. England will take on Canada in a repeat of their Pool A game, which ended in a 13-13 draw. After three successive WRWC final defeats to New Zealand, will England get their hands on the trophy for the first time since 1994? Or will Canada triumph in their maiden World Cup final? Rugby World analyses the game’s key areas…FORWARD MOMENTUMEngland’s 40-7 defeat of Ireland in the semi-finals was built on their dominance at scrum time. The English pack had Ireland on the back foot for the entire game and that allowed their back-line to click in attack for the first time this tournament. As captain Katy Mclean says: “Going forward makes it so easy to play from.”Canada also impressed in the scrum in their last-four tie against France – it was a win against the head five metres from their own line that led to the incredible Magali Harvey try – and had the upper hand for much of their pool game against England. They have an excellent starting front row, the props making an impact in the loose as well as at the set-piece, but they can be vulnerable once replacements have been made, so will be looking to keep their first-choice players on the pitch for as long as possible.It should be a mighty contest up front.Fronting up: Canada got the upper hand in the scrum in their semi-final against FranceDRIVEN TO DISTRACTIONCanada will be well aware that England have struggled to defend against driving lineouts not only at this World Cup but all year. France scored twice off rolling mauls to beat England en route to a Six Nations Grand Slam, Canada crossed from a catch-and-drive lineout in the pool game and Ireland did the same in the semi-final.Graham Smith, the England forwards coach, is sure to have been addressing the issues in training and explaining the need to set themselves in defence at the lineout, but so far there has been little improvement. Canada, who themselves conceded two tries from driven lineouts against France, will want to take advantage and get their maul going if a catch-and-drive opportunity presents itself in the England 22.RISK v REWARD LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img ENGLAND v CANADA, Sunday 17 August, KO 5.45pm BST, Live on Sky Sports 4Don’t miss regular news from the women’s game in Rugby World every month. Rugby World looks at the key areas in this weekend’s Women’s World Cup final between England and Canada in Parislast_img read more

Episcopal Relief & Development 75th Anniversary Celebration exceeds goals

first_img Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Tags Episcopal Relief & Development TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Knoxville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Relief & Development 75th Anniversary Celebration exceeds goals Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Posted Mar 2, 2016 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Bath, NC Submit a Job Listing Rector Collierville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest [Episcopal Relief & Development press release] Thanks to the generous support and coordinated efforts of thousands of Episcopalians and friends, Episcopal Relief & Development’s 75th Anniversary Celebration exceeded its goals for fundraising and engagement throughout the Church and beyond. During the 75-week celebration, the organization raised $7.94 million as part of a special campaign, and connected with supporters through live events, webinars, stories and a traveling photo exhibition.“After 75 years of serving millions of people around the world, Episcopal Relief & Development and our faithful supporters had much to celebrate – and what a celebration it was!” said Neel Lane, chair of Episcopal Relief & Development’s board of directors. “On behalf of our board and staff, thank you to our excellent honorary and steering committees, and to all who pledged themselves this past year and a half toward our shared mission of healing a hurting world.”The goals of the 75th Anniversary Celebration were to build awareness about Episcopal Relief & Development’s work and strengthen the organization’s capacity to fulfill its mission through raising $7.5 million. The total amount exceeded the goal by nearly half a million dollars, thanks in part to a successful 2015 Matching Gift Challenge, which raised $979,708 and activated a matching amount of $750,000. Support for the 75th Anniversary Campaign came from around the Episcopal Church, including the General Convention Eucharist offering, the House of Deputies campaign and many diocesan and local campaigns.“It has been an honor to chair this fabulous effort, which has united the gifts and energies of so many people across the Episcopal Church and in the wider community,” said Katy George, former board member and chair of the 75th Anniversary Celebration Steering Committee. “The support raised throughout the celebration, both in funding and in advocates who are telling the story of Episcopal Relief & Development, will sustain the organization for years to come.”The capstone event of the anniversary celebration was the International Symposium, held at New York’s Harold Pratt House on November 11, 2015. Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry of the Episcopal Church preached at the opening Eucharist, and World Bank Group President Dr. Jim Yong Kim delivered the keynote address. Four panel discussions followed, presenting case studies and perspectives on the strengths and complexities of local partnerships, as well as the role of faith-based actors in development work. The evening concluded with a dramatic performance from actress, playwright and social commentator Anna Deavere Smith.Two celebration-long initiatives for inviting broader participation in the anniversary commemoration were the 75 Stories Project and the traveling photo exhibition. The 75 Stories Project exceeded its goal, sharing a total of 95 stories that featured voices from Episcopal Relief & Development’s staff, partners and friends, through written, video and multimedia content from the United States and around the world.The 75th Anniversary Photo Exhibition honored the organization’s history and mission by inviting supporters on a visual journey through more than 30 iconic photos from programs around the world. The exhibition traveled to 33 Episcopal dioceses, as well as important Episcopal Church meetings and the 78th General Convention in Salt Lake City, where the organization hosted a celebration event with remarks from then-Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop-elect Michael B. Curry, House of Deputies President Gay Clark Jennings and other friends.“This was a momentous opportunity to celebrate the legacy of those whose support and dedicated action over the past 75 years has enabled this organization to carry out Jesus’ words from Matthew 25: to welcome the stranger and care for those on the margins,” said Rob Radtke, president of Episcopal Relief & Development. “My deep thanks go to our board, staff, donors, partners and friends, whose enthusiasm and energy made this a vibrant celebration of the transformative power of faith and communities working together to create lasting change.”For over 75 years, Episcopal Relief & Development has served as a compassionate response to human suffering in the world. The agency works with more than 3 million people in nearly 40 countries worldwide to overcome poverty, hunger and disease through multi-sector programs, using the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework. An independent 501(c)(3) organization, it works closely with Anglican Communion and ecumenical partners to help communities create long-term development strategies and rebuild after disasters. Rector Pittsburgh, PA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit an Event Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Featured Jobs & Calls Featured Events Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Belleville, IL last_img read more

ZAC Paul Claudel / CAAU

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/335342/zac-paul-claudel-caau Clipboard Year:  “COPY” Year:  CopyHousing•Amiens, France 2007 France Save this picture!© Julien Lanoo+ 14 Share Architects: CAAU Area Area of this architecture project Projects photographs:  Julien LanooPhotographs:  Julien LanooSave this picture!© Julien LanooRecommended ProductsDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaText description provided by the architects. The project consists of a proposal for urban and architectural development on a site at the entrance to the city with a tangible character of both town and country. This privileged geographical position leaves the site an open field characterized by a “transitional” nature between the urban environment and the rural one.Save this picture!© Julien LanooBetween town and country, in a semi-urban landscape, the program calls for a mixed density of housing – single-family, townhomes, and multifamily apartments – encouraging a social mix. The architecture and its position in the landscape will give the development the area a sustainable identity. The “comb” shaped layout of the buildings allows for housing units that are longer than they are wide, taking advantage of the landscape that penetrates and spreads throughout the site on a north-south axis, offering visual perspectives and allowing the lateral penetration of sunlight into the narrow plots.Save this picture!Plan & SectionThe essence of the project put forward rests on the quality of its landscaped environment, the architecture of which seeks to respect the current and future ecological balances and to bring an exceptional quality of life to future occupants. The project adopts a high quality environmental approach and meets the requirements for Housing & Environment certification.Project gallerySee allShow lessBook Presentation & Architects ConferenceEventMoMA: Applied DesignEventProject locationAddress:Avenue Paul Claudel, 80000 Amiens, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” Housing ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/335342/zac-paul-claudel-caau Clipboard CopyAbout this officeCAAUOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingAmiensFrancePublished on February 25, 2013Cite: “ZAC Paul Claudel / CAAU” 25 Feb 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse 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 »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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 stream Photographs ZAC Paul Claudel / CAAU ZAC Paul Claudel / CAAUSave this projectSaveZAC Paul Claudel / CAAU Area:  10748 m² Area:  10748 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2007last_img read more

Blantyre House / Williamson Chong Architects

first_img Photographs ArchDaily Blantyre House / Williamson Chong ArchitectsSave this projectSaveBlantyre House / Williamson Chong Architects Canada CopyAbout this officeWilliamson Chong ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTorontoCanadaPublished on June 17, 2014Cite: “Blantyre House / Williamson Chong Architects” 17 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in SkyPodsShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma EDoorsC.R. LaurenceMonterey Bi-Folding Glass Wall SystemTable LampsLouis PoulsenLamps – Panthella PortableBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersSealantsEffisusMetal Roof Flashing – Stopper MRDropped CeilingsPure + FreeFormLinear Clip-Strip Ceiling SystemUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryLouversAccoyaAccoya® Wood for Shutters and LouvresSpa / WellnessKlafsGyms & Relaxation RoomsMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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 stream Houses “COPY” Partner In Charge:Don ChongDesign Team:Betsy Williamson, Shane Williamson, Chris Routley, Bernard SinCity:TorontoCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Bob GunduRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceText description provided by the architects. In Toronto, the Victorian working class neighbourboods provide average lot sizes of 20’ wide by 120’ long. While there is light available on each narrow end, the interior spaces are inevitably quite dark. The site for the Blantyre House presented another restriction. Maintaining the 100-year-old Norway spruce in the backyard became a priority and impacted the programming and form of the house. At 19’ wide and 45’ long, the house is not only narrow, but also shallow.Save this picture!© Bob GunduA primary decision was made to allow the ‘kitchen studio’ with its integrated dining and harvest table to occupy the entire ground floor of the home, forcing the living room to hover above the ground floor porch, and retain its status as a ‘piano nobile’ space.Save this picture!© Bob GunduThe ‘kitchen studio,’ with its distinctive custom millwork lining, serves as the architectural and emotional center of the home. The custom millwork attempted to consolidate seemingly disparate requirements of the home — namely, mechanical ductwork, plumbing supply and sanitary lines, structural laterally-resistant piers — into a zone that would prevent the already compact 8’-0” clear height ceiling from dropping even further.Save this picture!SectionThe millwork aims to be the running spine which offers an entry closet, pantry, cupboards system, spice rack, appliance garage, refrigerator and broom closet in one continuous plane. Bevel-edged and eased details with recessed profiles identify the key areas for access and provide additional space savings relative to traditional drawer pulls and countertop overhang depths. Thus, the urban conditions were a distinct driver in the form of the kitchens details.Save this picture!© Bob GunduThe angled volume cutout that serves as the focal point for the millwork wall was designed to provide the typical working sightlines and reaching angles of any typical kitchen — with the exception that the upper storage would remain flush with the adjacent full-length closets and the lower cabinetry. This design detail followed through on the discovery that we could place the building systems lines behind the uppers without losing performance in cooking functions.Save this picture!© Bob GunduThe emergence of this ‘kitchen studio’ aided in the evolution of the countertop and harvest table as a single fixed-piece, thus allowing conversational, preparatory and social conditions to migrate and exchange as effortlessly as possible between the two longitudinal components. With the detailing of the full-height sliding windows, the kitchen studio allows for the seamless flow from street to garden for guests while providing a sure and steady area for cooking and preparation. In some ways, we like to think of this as the ‘front face’ of the home upon entry.Save this picture!© Bob GunduIn contrast, the upper most level of the home is the master bedroom and ensuite. Depicted in white with minimal details, this is where the house is most private. Offering quiet and sanctuary from the urban setting, the views are choreographed to provide glimpses of the trees, sky and even to Lake Ontario from the projected volume off the ensuite. This floor is also set back from the front face of the entry and living room volume, allowing the massing to read in scale with the modesty of the remaining homes on the block.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanSandwiched between these two levels is the ‘piano noble’ mentioned above. The light filled living room, overlooking the street, is removed from busy city life and the activity of cooking and dining below. Behind this living area are the two children’s bedrooms, one of which occupies the normally dark middle space between the front and the back of the house. To alleviate this common problem in Toronto’s fabric, the south wall of the living room is chamfered back to bounce light through a large window in the center space. Delineated by a knife edge on the front façade, this move scales the detail developed in the kitchen studio to bring an elegant edge to the cantilevered entry volume.Save this picture!© Bob GunduAt the macro level, the biggest sustainable idea is that of infill housing. To increase density in an urban neighbourhood, we actually severed (split) a double-wide single family lot and made it two. Building within an existing neighbourhood on strips of available land, while taking care not to disrupt the native tree canopy, allows us to explore further the pedagogy of ‘incremental urbanism.’ Blantyre House is a repeatable typology that can co-exist with current bylaws and zoning requirements while giving a family urban connectivity, generous spaces, and even sanctuary.Save this picture!© Bob GunduUsing first principals of through ventilation, resilient materials for longevity, and natural finishes, help this small home engage green building in a straightforward way.Project gallerySee allShow lessPepiguari House / Brasil ArquiteturaSelected ProjectsFour Ways to Learn About Architecture for FreeArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/516462/blantyre-house-williamson-chong-architects Clipboard “COPY” Area:  2300 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Bob Gundu+ 19 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/516462/blantyre-house-williamson-chong-architects Clipboard Architects: Williamson Chong Architects Area Area of this architecture project Construction Management: CopyHouses•Toronto, Canada 2011 Year:  Structural Engineering: Derek Nicholson Inc Projects Blackwell Engineering Manufacturers: AEG, Benjamin Moore, Caesarstone, Duravit, Liebherr, ROCKWOOL, Stone Tile, Toto, Vola, Escenium HAUS, Eurolite, KGA Custom Cabinetry, Porter & Charles, Sullivan Source Photographs:  Bob Gundu Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Blantyre House / Williamson Chong Architectslast_img read more

MAD Tops Out on Beijing’s Chaoyang Park Plaza

first_imgArchDaily CopyAbout this officeMAD ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsIn ProgressMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousingOfficesOffice buildingsBeijingSkyscrapersChinaPublished on July 02, 2015Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. “MAD Tops Out on Beijing’s Chaoyang Park Plaza” 02 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodClick Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownAcousticKvadrat AcousticsAcoustic Panel System in AMOREPACIFIC HeadquartersStonesCosentinoSilestone® Surfaces – Loft SeriesWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaTiles / Mosaic / GresiteLove TilesPorcelain Tiles – NestAluminium CompositesMetawellAluminum Panels for Interior DesignMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Double Lock Standing SeamStoolsWilkhahnOffice Stool – Aline-SBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsUniosHorticultural Luminaire – Kobe FloMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?MAD 设计的北京”朝阳公园项目“主体封顶。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 stream China “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/769580/mad-tops-out-on-beijings-chaoyang-park-plaza Clipboard CopyMAD Architects has topped out on Chaoyang Park Plaza, a 120-meter-high mixed use development rising in the central business district (CBD) of Beijing on the southern edge of Chaoyang Park, one of the city’s largest parks. A product of Ma Yansong’s “Shanshui City” concept, which aims reintroduce nature into the urban realm, the building is designed to “push the boundary of the urbanization process in modern cosmopolitan life by creating a dialogue between artificial scenery and natural landscapes.”“Like the tall mountain cliffs and river landscapes of China, a pair of asymmetrical towers creates a dramatic skyline in front of the park,” described MAD in the project’s initial unveiling. “Ridges and valleys define the shape of the exterior glass facade, as if the natural forces of erosion wore down the tower into a few thin lines.” Save this picture!© MAD ArchitectsThe project is said to be a reinterpretation of the natural formations illustrated in traditional Chinese paintings. These shapes become, as MAD puts it, contemporary “city landscapes” that reintroduces urban life with nature. Save this picture!© MAD Architects“This project transforms the traditional model of buildings in a modern city’s central business district,” adds MAD. “By exploring the symbiotic relationship between modern urban architecture and natural environment, it revives the harmonious co-existence between urban life and nature. It creates a Shanshui city where people can share their individual emotions and a sense of belonging.”Save this picture!© MAD ArchitectsThe Chaoyang Park Plaza is expected to be completed in 2016. It will be comprised of 120,000-square-meters of commercial, office and residential space adorned with multi-level terraces and public gardens. ArchitectsMAD ArchitectsLocationChao Yang Gong Yuan Lu, Chaoyang Qu, Beijing Shi, ChinaDirectors in ChargeMa Yansong, Dang Qun, Yosuke HayanoDesign TeamZhao Wei, Kin Li, Liu Huiying, Lin Guomin, Bennet Hu Po-Kang, Julian Sattler, Nathan Kiatkulpiboone, Li Guangchong, Fu Changrui, Yang Jie, Zhu Jinglu, Younjin Park, Gustaaf Alfred Van StaverenClientJunhao Real Estate Beijing Jingfa Properties Co., Limited.Construction EngineersChina Construction Design International(Shenzhen)Group Co., LtdFacade Design & Optimize ConsultantRFRLandscape Design ConsultantGreentown AkinLighting Design ConsultantGD Lighting Design Co., LtdArea128177.0 sqmProject Year2016PhotographsMAD ArchitectsLocationChao Yang Gong Yuan Lu, Chaoyang Qu, Beijing Shi, ChinaProject Year2016PhotographsCourtesy of MAD ArchitectsArea128177.0 m2Project gallerySee allShow lessFairphone Head Office in Amsterdam / Melinda Delst Interior DesignSelected ProjectsDona Ana Rosa Institute / RoccoVidal Perkins+WillSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Chao Yang Gong Yuan Lu, Chaoyang Qu, Beijing Shi, ChinaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/769580/mad-tops-out-on-beijings-chaoyang-park-plaza Clipboard Save this picture!© MAD ArchitectsWritten by Karissa Rosenfield Share Mixed Use Architecture “COPY” Projects MAD Tops Out on Beijing’s Chaoyang Park PlazaSave this projectSaveMAD Tops Out on Beijing’s Chaoyang Park Plaza MAD Tops Out on Beijing’s Chaoyang Park Plazalast_img read more

JK House / Michel Macedo Arquitetos

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/921319/jk-house-michel-macedo-arquitetos Clipboard ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/921319/jk-house-michel-macedo-arquitetos Clipboard Brazil Year:  JK House / Michel Macedo ArquitetosSave this projectSaveJK House / Michel Macedo Arquitetos 2017 Projects Houses Project Team:Analu Lucatelli, Carolina Rietter, Nivaldo Pontel JuniorEngineering:Plana Engenharia / Bolt ProtensãoCity:Pato BrancoCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Eduardo MacariosRecommended ProductsMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingLightsVibiaCeiling Lights – BIGText description provided by the architects. Composed of two fundamental aspects: structural design and nature, this house merges building elements into a beautiful valley landscape in Paraná state in Brazil, interrelating the geographical aspect and the local topography. Implemented as a stone inserted into the landscape, the raised ground floor on a single plateau is bounded by a concrete wall at a more private level relative to the street, adding the pool at its edge minimizing landfill impact. Save this picture!© Eduardo MacariosSave this picture!Longitudinal SectionSave this picture!© Eduardo MacariosThe design of the structure that rests on this stone is positioned in a way so that the premise of the proposal could it be revealed in the access as a sculptural piece that unites structure and architecture, keeping the natural concrete with strong appeal to the local techniques. The prestressed concrete technology available on the market with the avant-garde desired results in the overlapping of two large slabs with cantilevers that explore the technique and project onto the ground large shaded areas. In addition, the spatiality is delimited by the position of the complementary structural elements: two columns walls parallel to the facade are the lateral closures that guide the views to the exterior landscape. Save this picture!© Eduardo MacariosSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Eduardo MacariosTwo floors organize the project. At the ground level, the living spaces are integrated into a large wooden deck by the pool, flexibly providing an appropriation of use, and at the upper level are accommodated the intimate spaces, with rooms facing the east where the sun rises and the valley is shown. This project suggests an exercise of reflection to the residents, understanding their place, in fact, the natural and built place, the techniques used, the materials available and their existence in this scenario.Save this picture!© Eduardo MacariosProject gallerySee allShow lessSlack Asia Pacific Headquarters / Breathe ArchitectureSelected ProjectsMorumbi I Apartment / CGA ArquitetosSelected Projects Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeMichel Macedo ArquitetosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesResidential ArchitecturePato BrancoBrazilPublished on July 18, 2019Cite: “JK House / Michel Macedo Arquitetos” [Casa JK / Michel Macedo Arquitetos] 18 Jul 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucets / SinkshansgroheKitchen SinksGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceRetractable StructuresShadeFXRetractable Canopies in Beverly HillsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsBars / Wire / MeshJakobWebnet – Sports NetSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteHanging LampsLuminisPendant Lights – HollowcoreHandicap BathroomAamsco Lighting, Inc.Mirror-Lux LED Illuminated MirrorMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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 streamcenter_img Save this picture!© Eduardo Macarios+ 24Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Lead Architect: Architects: Michel Macedo Arquitetos Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Area:  378 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Pato Branco, Brazil Photographs:  Eduardo Macarios JK House / Michel Macedo Arquitetos “COPY” Michel Macedolast_img read more

Give as you Live raises £8 million for UK charities

first_imgGive as you Live raises £8 million for UK charities Howard Lake | 9 March 2017 | News Shopping and giving platform Give as you Live has now raised more than £8 million for charities. Give as you Live’s vision is to set the industry standard for innovative charity fundraising in the UK. For more information about Give as you Live, please visit:   237 total views,  1 views today Range of fundraising opportunitiesGive as you Live products are free for charities. They now cover a range of different ways of raising funds.• Give as you Switch, where users can compare and switch insurance or energy provider while raising a donation for a charity of their choice• Personalised greeting cards, where users can send cards to friends and family that raise up to £1 per card for the charity of their choice.• Customisable fundraising pages and fundraising groups for charities, schools, companies and more on the Everyclick website• Bespoke marketing campaigns for charities throughout the year• Reduced printing costs for charities and businesses through its specialist Print Management Service Annabelle Risdon, head of charities at Give as you Live, commented, “After a brilliant 2016 and a strong start to 2017, achieving the milestone of £8 million raised for UK charities is the cherry on top. While it’s great to see such a high figure, the better part of this is knowing how this money will benefit the charities we work with, be they small, local community groups or large, well-known charities. Our work isn’t done yet though, and we’re continuing to plan new innovations that will bring further ways for charities to boost revenue, so watch this space.”Born Free’s £12,000International wildlife charity Born Free has raised more than £12,000 via the site in the seven years it has been operating. Helen Usher, marketing accounts manager at Born Free said: “It’s essential that we have a reliable, guaranteed core budget to keep us going day-to-day and to fill any gaps we can’t find specific funding for, and the money from Give as you Live fills this pot. For us, the main benefit of Give as you Live is increasing supporter numbers without them needing to make a large commitment, like a monthly direct debit. It also gives corporate partners a simple way to be involved.” Advertisementcenter_img The site enables individuals to shop at 4,100 online retailers, such as John Lewis and ASOS, and generate a percentage of the purchase value as a donation to any of 220,000 UK charities and good causes. The donation is made by Give as you Live on the shopper’s behalf from the commission paid by the retailer.Successful 2016The £8 million milestone was reached following a very successful year for the service, which started in 2010. Give as you Live reported 14,800 new shoppers and 1,450 new charities signing up, and an annual total of over £380,000 raised for charities. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18  238 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18 Tagged with: affiliate marketing Digital Give as you Live Research / statistics About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Weekly Shacab again targeted by Puntland authorities

first_img Follow the news on Somalia SomaliaAfrica January 8, 2021 Find out more Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia Reporters Without Borders voiced disbelief at the obduracy of the authorities in Somalia’s autonomous Puntland region in the north-east after the arrest of the editor of a privately-owned weekly, which was suspended on 5 May 2005.The worldwide press freedom organisation urged President Abdullalhi Yusuf Ahmed to quickly order the release of Abdi Farah Nur, editor of Shacab, arrested by police in the evening of 19 June 2005 and imprisoned in the capital Garowe’s jail.On the morning of the same day, local sources in Galkayo, in the west of the country, said that Farah Nur had been threatened several times at a ceremony opening the 14th session of parliament. Finance Minister, Mohamed Ali Yusuf, had stopped the editor to tell him that Shacab’s print-works was to be nationalised and he would be jailed for five years. June 22, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Weekly Shacab again targeted by Puntland authorities Shortly afterwards as Farah Nur was taking photos of the ceremony police escorted him to the police station. Once there, officers told him that they had information suggesting that Shacab, temporarily banned under a 5 May presidential decree, was going to reappear. They then asked him to sign a statement undertaking not to reopen the newspaper, which he refused to do. Finally released, he returned to his offices and brought out the paper. News SomaliaAfrica Help by sharing this information March 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alertscenter_img News Organisation News February 24, 2021 Find out more Late in the evening, two officers sent by Garowe police chief Colonel Abdi Gaani, turned up at Shacab’s offices, occupied the premises and took the editor to the police station in Garowe. At the same time two employees of a printers owned by the same company as Shacab were also arrested on 19 June then released overnight.”When Shacab was temporarily suspended we appealed to the Somali president and former president of the autonomous Puntland region, Abdullalhi Yusuf Ahmed”, said Reporters Without Borders. “To our great regret our appeal was not listened to and the harassment of the newspaper has continued.””If he wants to prove that Somalia is a country in which press freedom is respected, President Yusuf should very quickly order the release of the editor of Shacab and lift the ban on the weekly. If the region he presided over were to become a legal no-go area for journalists, the credibility of the transitional institutions would be seriously damaged.” RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists to go further News RSF_en last_img read more