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A House In A Forest / Igloo Architecture

first_imgArchDaily Projects photographs:  Andrei CreangăPhotographs:  Andrei Creangă Year:  Architects: Igloo Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Andrei CreangăText description provided by the architects. The shape of the house reiterates the random setting of three brushwood sticks fallen to the ground, one on top of the other, atop a carpet of leaves, or perhaps gathered there to start a fire. The formal composition maintains this randomness while adding the genetic material containing data for the growth and addition of volumes. The tree, the brushwood and especially the wood, with its materiality, are all regarded as generating expressive elements in the house, both formally and from a tactile point of view. Save this picture!SectionRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERLaminatesDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemThe design attempts to catch as many views of the forest as possible and take the most advantage of the house’s setting in between slender tree trunks. At the same time, the house seeks to protect the forest by going around the trees as the construction spreads out across the terrain. This expansion into multiple directions is compensated on the inside, where the design truly becomes “whole” again around the interior staircase. The staircase focuses the users attention, at times even strenuously directing it towards the surrounding nature. Save this picture!© Andrei CreangăCut out from the terrain with the aid of supporting walls, the built volume is detached from the ground, leaving its concrete structural pillars uncovered and sheltering the garage platform. Like the crown of the tree rising up towards the sun, the house’s levels become leaves overlapping, floating platforms progressively opening up, from the bottom to the top, in terraces that are increasingly more exposed to light, a setting that allows the removal of the main spaces from the ground level which is inevitably shaded. As a matter of necessity, each living area opens up towards the woods, and each access is mediated either by an open or closed terrace, or by a loggia. Save this picture!© Andrei CreangăFrom a functional point of view, the spaces are grouped into easily identifiable volumetric areas, always revolving around the trunk – the vertical hollow reaching up the full height of the three stories, home to the interior staircase. Thus, the staircase is the central functional element and the ordering principle of the living areas that are kept separate only to fall back in line again at mid-section according to hierarchical criteria. It is at the same time the element that dictates the diagonals on the facade. In the volume situated directly on the ground floor we find the technical spaces and a one-room apartment reserved for the maintenance staff. The intermediary volume comprises of three distinct areas: the main day area and kitchen, the dinning and living rooms, a guest bedroom and a studio with a study, bedroom, dressing and bathroom. In the upper volume we find two distinct areas, also set off from the staircase: a bedroom with a bathroom and the master bedroom with its own bathroom and dressing. Save this picture!© Andrei CreangăThe cover in the main day areas is a 2D image of the woods captured in still frame from the middle upwards: an alternation of wood panelled blind surfaces and glass panels allowing the landscape to take part in the life of the house. The night areas and secondary spaces have windows on the upper sides, which allow for pleasant lighting and ventilation and impose no restrictions on furniture. Save this picture!© Andrei CreangăThe exterior horizontal surfaces make up a significant ratio of the total built percentage, a result of the attempt to integrate the forest and natural light into everyday life in the house. They are in most cases left uncovered, taking advantage of the live cover provided by the crowns of the trees. Their materiality was meant to respond both to architectural criteria as well as to any criteria pertaining to maintenance, while the Philadelphia travertine in combination with the wood reiterates the chromatic tones of the dried leaves that cover the house throughout the autumn. The glass balustrades on the terraces and balconies support both an opening towards the woods as well as the visual integrity of the major volumetric lines. Save this picture!© Andrei CreangăOn a site that is so inspiring and expressive, the architect finds himself in the delicate position of negotiating the repetitive and obsessive inner cry: BUILT, HOUSE, VOLUME, with the domineering silence of the forest, enveloping and protecting its ecosystem. His resolution is that of a whisper. The tones become vital, as the content cannot be altered – it is, after all, a 21st century home.Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessVilla for Girls / Soliscolomer y AsociadosSelected ProjectsDanish National Maritime Museum / BIG by George MessaritakisArchitecture News Share Save this picture!© Andrei Creangă+ 19 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/441741/a-house-in-a-forest-igloo-architecture Clipboard Year:  CopyHouses•Corbeanca, Romania A House In A Forest / Igloo Architecture 2013center_img A House In A Forest / Igloo ArchitectureSave this projectSaveA House In A Forest / Igloo Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/441741/a-house-in-a-forest-igloo-architecture Clipboard “COPY” 2013 Romania Houses “COPY” Photographs Area:  550 m² Area:  550 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeIgloo ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCorbeancaHousesRomaniaPublished on October 27, 2013Cite: “A House In A Forest / Igloo Architecture” 27 Oct 2013. 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Tony Yazbeck Begins Performances in Finding Neverland on B’way

first_img Related Shows What this triple threat means to us! Tony Yazbeck will fly into Finding Neverland on January 26; the Tony nominee replaces Matthew Morrison as J.M. Barrie in the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award-winning new musical.Yazbeck received a 2015 Tony nod for his performance in the On The Town revival; additional Main Stem credits include Chicago, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Gypsy, A Chorus Line, Oklahoma! and Never Gonna Dance. He also recently starred in the world premiere of Hal Prince’s Prince of Broadway in Japan.Directed by Diane Paulus and featuring a score by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy and a book by James Graham, Finding Neverland follows the story of J.M. Barrie and his relationship with the family of widow Sylvia Llewelyn Davies. Llewelyn Davies’ children eventually became Barrie’s inspiration to write Peter Pan.The cast at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre also currently includes Kelsey Grammer as Charles Frohman, Laura Michelle Kelly as Sylvia Llewelyn Davies, Carolee Carmello as Madame du Maurier and Teal Wicks as Mary Barrie. Tony Yazbeck Finding Neverland Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 21, 2016 Star Files View Commentslast_img read more

Donegal lifeboat lunch returns to raise vital funds for the RNLI

first_imgThe organisers of the RNLI charity lunch have revealed that they raised a total of €700 for 59 Lifeboats, including four in Donegal. The fundraiser, organised by LyIT Killybegs, took place last Thursday on March 14th.The county has a long and proud association with the RNLI which goes back generations. The men and women who volunteer as lifeboat crew come from local communities and give hours of their time and dedication to the charity.First-year Culinary Arts degree students showcased their cooking and hospitality skills, presenting a sumptuous three-course meal to over 20 ticket paying guests on the day.The RNLI placed their thanks to lecturer Patrick Brennan and his students who produced first class food and also thanked Dr. Ciaran O Hanrahan, Head of the College.Donegal lifeboat lunch returns to raise vital funds for the RNLI was last modified: March 20th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:KillybegsLYITRNLIlast_img read more

Fernandes pays tribute to Man Utd and is keen to continue ‘good relationship’

first_imgQPR chairman Tony Fernandes has paid tribute to Manchester United and is hoping the relationship between the two clubs continues.Old Trafford boss Sir Alex Ferguson was keen for defender Fabio to spend the coming season on loan with the R’s and recently agreed to sell Park Ji-sung.The duo’s arrival in west London is a big boost for Rangers manager Mark Hughes, who is a popular figure at United from his playing days there.“We have a good relationship with them and we thank them. They didn’t want Ji to leave and I think the respect they showed for him was fantastic,” said Fernandes.“It’s a good relationship that we hope to continue. It’s also a testament to Mark that Sir Alex will let his players come down to QPR.”See also: QPR press conference in picturesHughes could install Park as QPR captainHughes’ success at Chelsea convinced Park to signPark: Money’s not important – I want to help QPR reach next levelFernandes: Park signing will change perception of QPRHughes praises QPR board and hints at more signings Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Warriors’ Willie Cauley-Stein to miss training camp with foot injury

first_imgWillie Cauley-Stein, who was expected to be Golden State’s new starting center this season, will miss all of training camp with a foot injury, general manager Bob Myers announced Monday.Cauley-Stein suffered a left mid-foot strain when he landed awkwardly after going up for a lob pass during a scrimmage last week. The Kings’ 2015 first-round pick (sixth overall) will be re-evaluated at the end of October. Given that time frame, Cauley-Stein is probably set to miss at least four regular …last_img read more

Heat complete another season series over Mavs with 95-88 win

first_imgNEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES View comments The Mavericks hit the road for four games over nine nights, starting Wednesday at Phoenix. MOST READ Harrison Barnes had 20 points and Wesley Matthews 19 for the Mavericks (16-35), who have dropped four games in a row and seven of eight overall.This is the 14th time in their 30 seasons that the Heat, who beat Dallas 113-101 at home on Dec. 22, have swept the regular-season series. These teams twice met in the NBA Finals, with Miami getting its first championship in 2006 and the Mavs winning their only title in 2011.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMiami (29-21) led 51-41 when Josh Richardson hit a 3-pointer with 41 seconds left in the first half. But the Mavs trimmed that in half when rookie Dennis Smith Jr. made a defended buzzer-beating 3-pointer from about 27 feet to make it 51-46. James Johnson had a hand up in front of Smiths’ face with Whiteside coming from the side.Richardson had 14 points for the Heat, while Gragic had 13 and Kelly Olynyk 12. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Smith scored 14 for Dallas, and Nowitzki 10.TIP-INSHeat: Whiteside had his 18th double-double this season. … For the second game in a row, Miami won to complete a season sweep. The Heat beat Charlotte on Saturday night to complete a four-game series sweep. … The only team the Heat have swept more in the regular season is Sacramento at 15 times. The lost to the Kings already this season.Mavericks: Nowitziki has now played 49,941 minutes, only 59 shy of becoming only the sixth player in NBA history with 50,000 career minutes. Elvin Hayes had exactly 50,000 career minutes, and former Mavs guard Jason Kidd is fourth on the league’s career list at 50,111. “It’s a very staggering accomplishment and done with such grace and such little hype that it’s probably very much taken for granted,” coach Rick Carlisle said. … G J.J. Barea missed his second straight game because of a left oblique strain.UP NEXTMiami still has three games left on its four-game trip, and play Cleveland on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Giannis, Delly spark Bucks in 107-95 win over 76ers Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside (21) works against Dallas Mavericks guard Wesley Matthews (23) for a shot-attempt in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)DALLAS — Hassan Whiteside had 25 points and 14 rebounds as the Miami Heat completed another season series sweep of the Dallas Mavericks with a 95-88 victory Monday night.The Heat never trailed after Goran Dragic had a steal that led to Tyler Johnson’s tiebreaking 3-pointer to make it 38-35 just under 4 1/2 minutes left in the first half. Their lead went to double-digits again after Whiteside had consecutive baskets midway through the third quarter.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoiseslast_img read more

Magic Johnson Was Never Cut Out To Do This
Magic Johnson Was Never Cut Out To Do This

Just before the start of free agency last June, Los Angeles Lakers President Magic Johnson made a relatively blunt declaration when he said he’d willingly step down from his post if he failed to sign star players. So it was a legitimate jaw-dropper when Johnson, just nine months after landing the world’s best player, opted to resign Tuesday during a tearful, impromptu press conference in the bowels of Staples Center prior to the team’s season finale.Yes, this was a trying year for Johnson and the storied franchise, which fully expected to return to the playoffs after getting LeBron James. But the playoffs didn’t happen, and while Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka deserve a lot of the blame for why things went wrong, no one thought it would result in this — at least not this soon, and certainly not in the bizarre manner in which it played out.In the coming weeks, there will be ample opportunity to analyze what comes next for the Lakers, who still have LeBron, a young supporting cast and enough cap space to make the kind of signing that could make them an actual contender again out West.Normally, we’d be prone to view a team president’s sudden resignation as a sign of enormous trouble for a franchise. The fact that we aren’t talking about how much this will damage Los Angeles speaks volumes about Johnson and how ill-prepared he was for the front-office job in the first place.Team owner Jeanie Buss, who got wind of the resignation after reporters did, now has an enormous task. She has to tap the right person, but based on her hiring of Magic — a choice she made based on trust and their almost 40 years of friendship after contentiously ousting her brother in 2017 — we don’t know yet who she’ll get or what level of experience that person will carry.Nonetheless, that role is vital, both to restoring the franchise to its rightful place — this 37-win season marked a Lakers’ record sixth-straight year with no postseason — and obviously for maximizing the 34-year-old James’s window for championship contention.What we do know now is that Johnson, an all-time great on the hardwood and one of the more personable businessmen in America, simply wasn’t prepared for the cutthroat front-office life, an issue we touched on briefly back when he was hired. Johnson himself says that leaving the role of president will make him happier, as it will allow him to return to his old life, away from the sourced reporting that, to him, likely felt like anonymous backstabbing. And back to a life where he can freely mentor and tweet to congratulate players leaguewide — something he couldn’t do as an executive, because of the tampering rules.From the outset, Johnson struggled with how to play inside those rules. Even more concerning about his front-office tenure: He often struggled to properly assess the value of players and what they brought to the table. Months after taking the gig, he traded a young, talented point guard in D’Angelo Russell to get Brook Lopez and his expiring contract, as well as the pick that would become Kyle Kuzma.1The move also gave L.A. the ability to dump Timofey Mosgov’s hefty contract. While Kuzma has been fine for a young player, Russell has since become an All-Star who has led Brooklyn back to the postseason. And Lopez — whom L.A. let walk in free agency last summer — has been one of the NBA’s best floor-spacing bigs, giving Milwaukee exactly what this shooting-starved Lakers club needs.2On a cheap, $3.3 million contract, too.Similarly, 24-year-old Julius Randle had a career year (21 points, 8 rebounds a game) in New Orleans after the Lakers let their former No. 7 overall pick go in free agency despite his relatively modest price tag.3He signed a two-year, $18 million deal with New Orleans. Instead, L.A. followed up on its LeBron move by then agreeing to deals with Rajon Rondo, JaVale McGee and Lance Stephenson, leaving it woefully deficient from a perimeter-shooting standpoint. The head-scratching decisions weren’t limited to the perimeter, though: The Lakers also offered talented big man Ivica Zubac to their Los Angeles counterparts at the deadline, reportedly befuddling the Clippers by trying to unload a solid young player unnecessarily.None of this even gets into the fact that Johnson and the Lakers took their sweet time — waiting until it was likely too late — to try to deal for a second star, which was borderline malpractice considering James’s age. Depending on how you look at it, the failed play to acquire Anthony Davis at the trade deadline was either just the Pelicans being stubborn or them being realistic — and smart — after realizing that the youngsters L.A. was offering in return weren’t good enough (particularly when James was injured) to justify dealing away a franchise player.But that doesn’t excuse the Lakers not being more aggressive two summers ago, when they could’ve made a play for Paul George, who’d made it clear that L.A. was his destination of choice before Oklahoma City gambled on a deal for him. Nor does it explain why the Lakers didn’t do more to engage the Spurs for Kawhi Leonard (and pair him with LeBron) before he was ultimately sent to Toronto. In either case, having a second star likely would’ve provided L.A. with the insulation it needed to withstand a James injury and make the playoffs regardless.And there were the problematic mixed messages that Johnson sent: the preseason comments about how new LeBron teams always take a while to find their stride and the need for patience, but then the reports about him going off on coach Luke Walton just weeks later, apparently for not meeting the expectations he’d just tamped down. Then there was his suggestion that the young players who’d heard their names rumored in potential Davis deals simply needed to be hugged and nurtured after the whole ordeal, which he followed, one day later, by saying that those same players needed to be treated like men, rather than babied through the media.Had Johnson remained on the job, his next true test as team president was a decision about Walton’s future. Johnson told reporters Tuesday that he’d been given the authority to fire Walton, who has history with the Lakers as a former player and still has a good friendship with Buss. But Johnson said he didn’t want to pull that trigger and instead opted to step down himself.Now, it’s Buss’s turn to make a decision again. And while the stakes are incredibly high, with the team at an important crossroads, the Lakers can take solace in the fact that they’re almost certain to now get a more analytical, experienced front-office type than they had in Magic, who was never really meant for the unforgiving nature of an NBA job like this to begin with. read more