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BBC’s WWIII: New show peddles ‘Putin’s invasion’ & nuclear attack on UK

Ozmic World News ® - 4 February, 2016 - 01:43

Preview A fictitious vision of the future compiled by “western strategists” in which Russia invades Latvia and then launches a nuclear strike on Britain has premiered in a new BBC show titled “World War Three: Inside the War Room.”

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‘Dangerous precedent’: Turkey denies Russian observation flight along Syrian border

Ozmic World News ® - 4 February, 2016 - 01:35

Preview Turkey has set “a dangerous precedent” by denying an observation flight over its territories bordering Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said, vowing a “relevant reaction” to Ankara’s violation of its obligations under the international Open Skies Treaty.
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FUJIMOTO . MANAL RACHDI OXO

archiWEB 3.0 - 4 February, 2016 - 01:24
FUJIMOTO . MANAL RACHDI OXO MILLE ARBRES . Paris SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS . MANAL RACHDI OXO ARCHITECTES . + reinventer.paris SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS and MANAL RACHDI OXO ARCHITECTES’ winning entry for Réinventer Paris Pershing competition. _ TYPE: Competition “Réinventer Paris” SIZE: 55 654 m2 LOCATION: Paris, France STATUS: 1. Prize CLIENTS: Compagnie de Phalsbourg + OGIC ARCHITECTES: MANAL RACHDI OXO … Continue reading FUJIMOTO . MANAL RACHDI OXO Source Reference: :  http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/pVIv/~3/X7p_XH6R5Uc/

Call your doctor immediately: Spider sports 99-million-year erection

Ozmic World News ® - 4 February, 2016 - 01:13

Preview It’s hard to be a teenager, what with the raging hormones and sudden erections. It was especially hard for a rather “happy” male harvestman spider that was entombed in amber mid-tryst. He remained frozen at attention ‒ alone ‒ for some 99 million years.
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Residential architectural lighting project for Massimo Vitali de Rada Markovic Lighting Design Studio

AA Europe - 4 February, 2016 - 01:00
For Massimo Vitali’s new private home in Lucca (Domus Vitali Klein) a 14th-century deconsecrated church converted into an open space villa - Rada Markovic Lighting Design Studio developed a project offering an optimal balance between lighting efficiency and energy cost-effectiveness, using LED technology dr­­iven by a smart lighting control system.Kitchen work surfaceUltra-flat power sources as an advanced projector (PAD – design by Carlotta de Bevilacqua and Paola Monaco di Arianello), an innovative and efficient lighting solution designed by Artemide. Ceiling projector with 12 LED (14.5W 230V 4000K) technology with two different beam angles (spot and medium flood), for perfect illumination of the kitchen work surface without creating glare. Blue CeilingVertical orientation up to vaulted ceiling with multi-colored layers, in particular blue. It features diffused indirect lighting that utilizes 134W 4000K LED strips mounted above individual support rods , a system that is extremely slim, flexible, powerful and easily customizable, but at the same time sustainable. Rada Markovic lighting design studio created this lighting solution to optimize visibility and interaction between living and sleeping areas: architectural lighting and light art from the perspective of an inspirational symbiosis. Metal Srairs structureCREE LED Strip with high performance for internal space with focused light on metal structure and specific wall surface. The vertical illuminance defines and articula­tes spaces. It makes an essential contribution to the fe­eling of brightness of the environment and supports the visual tasks on vertical surfaces. Working studio Work studio of Vitali’s wife, Annette Klein, a jewelry historian. Source Reference: :  http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/architonic/es/architecture_news/~3/Sd6wOv6NTkM/51...

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Woodview Mews de Geraghty Taylor Architects

archiWEB 3.0 - 4 February, 2016 - 01:00
Woodview Mews is the first realisation of GTA’s ‘LivinHome’ Housing typology. Borne out of ongoing R&D, LivinHome makes a strong contribution to the role of housing in creating and maintaining sustainable communities. It does this by offering pre-designed flexible accommodation that can be changed at any time from house, to duplex, to single apartments or even offices and shops with minimum physical intervention, resulting in reduced displacement for individuals and communities.Using the London Housing Design Guide, we developed three standard floor layouts –open plan, a floor of bedrooms, and 1 or 2 bedroom flat. Each layout includes a ‘service zone’ where the kitchen, utility and bathrooms are located. These standardised layouts are stacked on top of each other. Woodview Mews comprises 18 modules formed into a terrace of 6 blocks. A typical house of 3 modules uses all floor accommodation and the core as its own, but if it were converted to three flats, the core would become a common stair with a separate entrance to each of the units. If the split is a duplex and flat, the stair serves the only the duplex. A family might adapt a house to allow the parents to downsize to a ground floor flat and release the upper floors to grown up children or rent the floors to augment their income, all without moving house. Most of LivinHome’s design features exist in the framework of the standard module leaving the design of the elevations to be limited only by context and aspiration. Design standardisation makes it a good candidate for off-site manufacture and on site assembly. Woodview Mews was constructed using a combination of closed panel timber frame and SIPS panels. It is designed to achieve Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 as a minimum. GTA continues to develop adaptable dynamics into larger scale buildings that offer a new hybrid typology, one that is designed to be changed, to accept multiple functions and to be recycled and remodelled. Source Reference: :  http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/architonic/es/architecture_news/~3/RJFoV1NtgJo/51...

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Diamant de Jun Murata / JAM.

archiWEB 3.0 - 4 February, 2016 - 01:00
The site is located in the area near Yamato River in Osaka. The existence building is in a corner of residential area.The client is an owner of an antique shop with a gallery at the central area of Osaka. This location is also near Kansai airport, is very convenient to him who often takes business trips. The client was a foreigner, so it was difficult to build. From the point of view of his condition and budget, it was proper and smooth choice for him to buy a secondhand building and renovate it. He requested me to design some storage space wider than before, a little exhibition space, and the comfortable space for staying and working. Additionally, it was also necessary to settle several troubles and problems to secure the habitability of the 1st floor.The frontal road is very busy by huge trailers and dump tracks for Osaka Port. The environment was very inferior by continuous vibration and an intense row. There were no windows on the south and the west side which faced next‐door neighbors, and it was possible to take light in only from the east. Effective lighting and illumination planning were required, after considering the harmony with silver patterned existence outer wall.Easy maintenance as well as earthquake resistance, sound insulation and lighting were also satisfied, so square glass blocks was adopted in the facade on the 1st floor. Various glass blocks with opaqueness, translucency and wave patterns are arranged by a certain design rule. Lights and shadows colored vividly are brought to the simple interior space.The first floor is divided into showroom, storage and sanitary. The client’s collection of glassware and antique is exhibited by a slit of the L-shaped thrust through in the wall of the storage core. Source Reference: :  http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/architonic/es/architecture_news/~3/YMNDkYsNuSo/51...

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Knight Frank Spain VIP area de Hans Abaton

archiWEB 3.0 - 4 February, 2016 - 01:00
In an office building near the National Auditorium of Madrid, property of New Winds, is the Headquarters of Knight Frank Spain. The ground floor premises, next to reception; are designed to give an exclusive customer service.The site, of a rectangular shape, has a curved glass façade to the street Suero de Quiñones, and a plain one to the inner patio; on its long sides. It has two entrances, to the hall and carpark-toilet-service area; on its short sides.The program consists of six meeting rooms and the reception hall, and the idea proposed is a common space (auditorium, exposition hall, events…) that links them.There are two small rooms with capacity for six people, two medium-sized rooms with capacity for nine people, a presentation room and a boardroom.The activities that will take place require antagonistic possibilities, on the one hand the privacy needed for dealing with clients (exclusiveness) and on the other hand openness and connection for social events.The main idea consists of a continued organic common space; that leads to the meeting rooms, through some diaphragms that highlight the action of entering the halls: compressing the space from which you come and preparing you for the space to which you arrive.The human and technical aspects needed for the activity have been very much taken into account for the activity that each space will contain.Knight Frank is a worldwide leading company in its sector, with more than 110 years of experience. This project has the intention of going a step further in the improvement of its services. For Hans Abaton it has been an honour to have this responsibility, and to have the trust on us. Source Reference: :  http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/architonic/es/architecture_news/~3/ucYu4zDYW3w/51...

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Residential architectural lighting project for Massimo Vitali de Rada Markovic Lighting Design Studio

archiWEB 3.0 - 4 February, 2016 - 01:00
For Massimo Vitali’s new private home in Lucca (Domus Vitali Klein) a 14th-century deconsecrated church converted into an open space villa - Rada Markovic Lighting Design Studio developed a project offering an optimal balance between lighting efficiency and energy cost-effectiveness, using LED technology dr­­iven by a smart lighting control system.Kitchen work surfaceUltra-flat power sources as an advanced projector (PAD – design by Carlotta de Bevilacqua and Paola Monaco di Arianello), an innovative and efficient lighting solution designed by Artemide. Ceiling projector with 12 LED (14.5W 230V 4000K) technology with two different beam angles (spot and medium flood), for perfect illumination of the kitchen work surface without creating glare. Blue CeilingVertical orientation up to vaulted ceiling with multi-colored layers, in particular blue. It features diffused indirect lighting that utilizes 134W 4000K LED strips mounted above individual support rods , a system that is extremely slim, flexible, powerful and easily customizable, but at the same time sustainable. Rada Markovic lighting design studio created this lighting solution to optimize visibility and interaction between living and sleeping areas: architectural lighting and light art from the perspective of an inspirational symbiosis. Metal Srairs structureCREE LED Strip with high performance for internal space with focused light on metal structure and specific wall surface. The vertical illuminance defines and articula­tes spaces. It makes an essential contribution to the fe­eling of brightness of the environment and supports the visual tasks on vertical surfaces. Working studio Work studio of Vitali’s wife, Annette Klein, a jewelry historian. Source Reference: :  http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/architonic/es/architecture_news/~3/Sd6wOv6NTkM/51...

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Cloaked in Bricks de Admun Design & Construction Studio

archiWEB 3.0 - 4 February, 2016 - 01:00
During the last decades Tehran population has grown enormously, as a consequence demand for housing has increased dramatically leading to high land prices. In such conditions every feet of land equals to considerable amount of profit making a change in priorities. In contradiction to the past that the main center of attention was on human’s comfort and needs, unfortunately, making the most profit out of every project has become the number one priority, these days. The current housing developments tend toward a vertical growth and even though this pattern of housing is economically profitable for the builders and seems to be the only solution to the lack of sufficient land, it is extremely in contrast with Iranian lifestyle originating from their cultural and religious belief. A key characteristic of Iranian vernacular residential architecture was providing privacy for the residents which in the past was achieved through an introverted architecture often formed around a central private garden with all the openings oriented to that and the windows were rarely exposed on the outer faces. However, in the contemporary residential architecture windows are opened to the public passage and with the vertical growth of the apartments, privacy has become a lost quality. An evidence of this claim is several balconies in the neighborhood covered by opaque materials blocking view from the opposite buildings. The design team faced several challenges: 1. The structure was constructed by another team before we were commissioned the job.2. The strict building codes in Tehran. The architect’s role was to overcome the mentioned challenges to produce a design that addresses its users’ needs and reconceptualize vernacular precedents to create a unique architecture. Source Reference: :  http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/architonic/es/architecture_news/~3/0icZa1gH8ho/51...

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99c Offices de Inhouse Brand Architects

archiWEB 3.0 - 4 February, 2016 - 01:00
When Inhouse Brand Architects was approached to create the new Cape Town offices of top South African advertising agency 99c, its interior design team used the opportunity to produce an extraordinary - yet more efficient - work environment that sounds the death knell of the conventional office.Before starting any design work, an extensive study into the company’s daily activities was undertaken. The Inhouse team, steered by Inhouse Creative Director Aidan Hart and team leader and senior designer Moiisha Visagie, looked at the employees’ possible needs from the perspective of Activity-Based Work principles and was then able to provide 99c with an understanding of what the most effective space-planning layout would be.A series of semi-private pods and high-energy meeting spaces was created throughout the space to allow employees to interact freely. These areas reveal a select palette that incorporates the corporate colours. Burnt orange, blue, black and lime yellow are used to brighten detailing and feature walls. Colourful elements include oversized dome pendants that illuminate the generous space.Inhouse installed 6 large trees around which café tables were structurally laid out. This indoor, landscaped garden was positioned on decking and raised slightly to demarcate a communal, informal zone. In addition to the trees, numerous living walls were placed throughout the space to link it to the natural environment. The green factor enhances the interior for the user and softens the office environment.Honest and sustainable materials such as pine and plywood were used extensively throughout. Textured-looking Oriented Strand Board (OSB), which has a patterned yet smooth finish, was used extensively for tactile impact and warmth. Source Reference: :  http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/architonic/es/architecture_news/~3/SwMEDXC6XWs/51...

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T-House de Onur Teke

archiWEB 3.0 - 4 February, 2016 - 01:00
A house for a retired couple who yielded to “the pull of the land” and settled in this Aegean village to start an olive grove. Rather than being a retirement project, T-house is an indication of the owners’ determination to engage with life and ways of doing things in the countryside. It is designed as a family home to be used all year round and further incorporates generous work and storage areas in the form of a spacious working kitchen and an extensive cellar to accommodate the varied activities the couple absorbs themselves in (curing olives, canning, jam-making, etc.).The project’s significance rests with its proposal to introduce an “unobtrusive novelty” in a bucolic landscape dotted with what could best be described as generic, uninspired summer homes. It sits within the tight grid of the olive grove and remains barely discernible through the think foliage of trees if it weren’t for its steeply pitched roof—a curious feature, one that leaves a gentle mark on the landscape and invites one to explore further. The T-House appears at home in nature. The grey of the concrete surfaces and the somber tones of timber components reflect the Mediterranean flora and the geological formations that define the surrounding landscape. The overall form is broken into small volumes so as not to present an imposing mass. Glazed surfaces define permeable openings which extend the interior spaces to the exterior with a delicate wrap-around deck serving as outdoor rooms bordered by olive trees. This effortless connection between the interior and exterior spaces is very much in keeping with the lifestyle of the owners who spend a considerable part of their day in the open air. It is also a conscious (albeit modern and more transparent) reworking of the spatial theme of hayat, which is integral to Turkish vernacular traditions and is reflected here in the plan of the house as a semi-open core for daily chores and routines. Source Reference: :  http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/architonic/es/architecture_news/~3/Idkm9pNhJXI/51...

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Feature House de Apostrophy's

archiWEB 3.0 - 4 February, 2016 - 01:00
There are variations in residential design according to environmental and social context that can be effected into residential design. This project is located in Bangkok which have high density, limited green area and lack of transportation. Except the limited space of the condominium which expended vertically, “Town Home” is trend to be a general type of residential design in Bangkok as well as “Apostrophy's” the multi-disciplinary design firm which have been experimented for both of their office design until their lasted fully residential project which own by Mr.Pantavit Lawaroungchok, Design/ Managing Director of Apostrophy's and also the owner.From the start, the intention was to establish a residential space that would reconcile architectural solution to an artistic and functional need. So, overall space would be relaxing and lively for all family members within a narrow stripped plan of “Town Home” adding with some experimental special feature as following:1. Backyard vertical garden2. Triple space3. Mega size furniture4. Eclectic collection5. Chinoiseries6. Smart home & Moon roofWelcoming with a “Triple Space” is open void at the center while a convertible car like “Moon Roof” has been installed at the top allow natural light through the interior space. Furthermore, the light can be control the brightness and its direction by the automatic system. Then focusing on the interior decoration, the designer used the terms “Chinoiseries” to explain this style. It means the reinterpretation of oriental ornament into western tradition. Thus, the overall space would be elegance as the Western style but still keep the soul of the East. Meanwhile, the furniture has been selected from Thai designer whose the owner aim to support and promote local creativity. It is including Tibetan sofa, Exotic chair and astonishing “Mega Size” table. Source Reference: :  http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/architonic/es/architecture_news/~3/wQI4sIJWZ60/51...

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‘White privilege glasses’ campaign uses special ‘spectacles’ to show discrimination

Ozmic World News ® - 4 February, 2016 - 00:34

Preview A church group in Chicago has launched a campaign to raise awareness about racial discrimination by imagining a world in which ‘white privilege’ can be viewed through a pair of eye goggles.
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Source: https://www.rt.com/usa/331204-white-privilege-chicago-racism-church/?utm_source=...
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Goldman Sachs may question the ‘efficacy of capitalism’

Ozmic World News ® - 4 February, 2016 - 00:19

Preview Amid a debate about the sustainability of corporate profit margins, analysts at financial giant Goldman Sachs have said in a new note that they may have to inevitably question capitalism.
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Source: https://www.rt.com/usa/331203-goldman-sachs-question-capitalism/?utm_source=rss&...
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hansen partnership joins World Landscape Architecture for 2016

archiWEB 3.0 - 4 February, 2016 - 00:18

  World Landscape Architecture is fortunate to receive the support of landscape architecture firms from around the world. We are proud to announce that hansen partnership has joined World Landscape Architecture as a partner for 2016. Their support helps us to continue publishing landscape architecture news, competitions and projects from across the world. hansen partnership is [...] → READ MORE

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Young Americans know next to nothing about their student loans

Ozmic World News ® - 4 February, 2016 - 00:12

Preview Seven out of 10 college graduates are leaving school with student loans to pay back, and a new poll shows that these young people have a startlingly low level of knowledge about what debt they owe and what are their payback terms.
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Source: https://www.rt.com/usa/331202-young-americans-/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&ut...
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'Not some Third World country': Anger and blame at Flint water hearing in Congress

Ozmic World News ® - 4 February, 2016 - 00:11

Preview Anger ran hot and fingers of blame were pointed every which way at the first congressional hearing about the water disaster in Flint, Michigan. Health officials faced withering criticism, while the committee vowed to “hunt down” missing witnesses.
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Source: https://www.rt.com/usa/331201-flint-water-congress-hearing/?utm_source=rss&utm_m...
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Richard Meier's first project in South Korea is a waterfront hotel for the Winter Olympics

archiWEB 3.0 - 4 February, 2016 - 00:00

American architect Richard Meier says his first Korean project, the Seamarq Hotel, has qualities that are similar to influential homes he designed in the 1960s and 70s (+ movie). (more…)

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#ReturnofKings global event generates heated debate online – but what is it?

Ozmic World News ® - 3 February, 2016 - 23:51

Preview A social media storm is gathering around the first ‘International Tribal Meetup Day’ due to take place on February 6, with the #ReturnofKings hashtag being tweeted and retweeted thousands of times to highlight – and protest – the event. But what is it?
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