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Glenn Howells finishes National Arboretum project

archiWEB 3.0 - August 18, 2014 - 08:30
Architects’ single-storey visitor centre opens at Gloucestershire attraction Source Reference: :  http://www.bdonline.co.uk/news/glenn-howells-finishes-national-arboretum-project...

What Have We Accomplished in Iraq?

Ozmic World Views - August 18, 2014 - 08:00

We have been at war with Iraq for 24 years, starting with Operations Desert Shield and Storm in 1990. Shortly after Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait that year, the propaganda machine began agitating for a US attack on Iraq. We all remember the appearance before Congress of a young Kuwaiti woman claiming that the Iraqis were […]

Read More:  http://original.antiwar.com/paul/2014/08/17/what-have-we-accomplished-in-iraq/
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A USS Liberty Hero’s Passing

Ozmic World Views - August 18, 2014 - 08:00

Terry Halbardier, who – as a 23-year-old seaman in 1967 – thwarted Israeli attempts to sink the USS Liberty, died on Aug. 11 in Visalia, California. It took the U.S. government 42 years after the attack to recognize Halbardier’s heroism by awarding him the Silver Star, a delay explained by Washington’s determination to downplay Israeli […]

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Back to the Sixties

Ozmic World Views - August 18, 2014 - 08:00

Nixon has imposed a curfew as black protests continue, militarized "police" prowl the streets, and the Black Panthers call for resistance –and, no, we haven’t traveled in a time machine back to the turbulent Sixties. The Nixon in question is Jay Nixon, the liberal Democrat Governor of Missouri, where the black majority town of Ferguson […]

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Green light for Assael Paddington scheme

archiWEB 3.0 - August 18, 2014 - 08:00
Second phase of architect’s North Wharf Gardens wins approval Source Reference: :  http://www.bdonline.co.uk/news/green-light-for-assael-paddington-scheme/5070187....

Tate Britain architect unveils first solo project

archiWEB 3.0 - August 18, 2014 - 07:30
Work begins on David Leech’s Dublin house Source Reference: :  http://www.bdonline.co.uk/news/tate-britain-architect-unveils-first-solo-project...

Cabin in the Woods

archiWEB 3.0 - August 18, 2014 - 07:01

It has long been a fantasy of mine to own a weekend cabin somewhere in the middle of nowhere … and by “nowhere” I mean somewhere between 1.5 and 3 hours from Dallas. I chose that time span because 90 minutes is far enough away to where you won’t just pop back into town if you forgot something; and 3 hours because I don’t want it to be a major ordeal to go to my weekend retreat.

While it still remains a fantasy, at least I get to work on other people’s cabin project. The most recent one is taking place in Land O’ Lakes, Wisconsin – a small community about 4 hours North from Madison, Wisconsin. For the record, this is pretty much in the middle of nowhere and as a result, it has maintained all the scenic beauty you would expect from a place so far removed from the hectic pace of a metropolitan center.

I recently took a trip to the job site to spend some time with my feet on the ground and get a chance to talk with the folks I am working with – who spend their summers up here. The temperature I left behind in Dallas was a crisp 102° and high upon my arrival in the woods was a refreshing 58° … even if I spent the entire time working, the weather alone made this feel like a mini-vacation.

Source Reference: :  http://www.lifeofanarchitect.com/?p=20400

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LUZ en shirokane / Kawabe Naoya Architects Design Office

archiWEB 3.0 - August 18, 2014 - 06:00
© Akinobu Kawabe

Descripción de los arquitectos. Ubicado en un espacio común, se trata de un complejo de viviendas en cinco plantas y 13 hogares que fueron construidos como el hacinamiento de una pequeña fábrica y la casa en el entorno. En la situación en la que el sitio fue casi encerrado en el edificio, se pensaba que no solamente dependía de los alrededores de la vivienda, sino que, además, lo hacía. Un espacio común que juega un papel aquí. La iluminación, la ventilación, y la vista, y el elemento solicitado al exterior por lo general se toma en el sector de la construcción, y comparte con cada unidad.

Source Reference: :  http://www.plataformaarquitectura.cl/cl/625592/luz-en-shirokane-kawabe-naoya-arc...

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Why Joni Ernst Isn't 'Iowa's Sarah Palin' - TIME

Ozmic World Views - August 18, 2014 - 03:52

TIMEWhy Joni Ernst Isn't 'Iowa's Sarah Palin'TIMEAll primary candidates say things they inevitably regret in the General Election and Ernst is no exception. Since the General Election has begun, videos of Ernst talking about Agenda 21, a Glenn Beck conspiracy theory about the United Nations ...

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Syrian Air Force strike ISIS positions in Raqqa

Ozmic World Views - August 18, 2014 - 03:12

Syrian government forces carried out airstrikes against the Islamic State, killing at least 31 jihadists on Sunday. The moderate rebels are calling for US strikes, as in neighboring Iraq, saying the regime is not fighting the Islamic State hard enough.
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The age of incumbency

Ozmic World Views - August 18, 2014 - 03:09

Opinion: In this day and age, do primaries still matter anymore?

Read More:  http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/08/the-age-of-incumbency-110094.html
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Why America is a lousy puppeteer

Ozmic World Views - August 18, 2014 - 03:03

Opinion: Iraq's Maliki is only the latest example in a long line of poor leadership choices.

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Understanding Israel

SA Politics - August 18, 2014 - 02:44
Sara Gon on the historical context missing from much of the current debate

Gaza: Families bombed at home

Ozmic World Views - August 18, 2014 - 02:42

B’Tselem: During the fighting in Gaza, dozens of residences were bombed while residents were at home. The following infographic lists members of families killed in their homes in 59 incidents of bombing or shelling. In these incidents, 458 people were killed, including 108 women under the age of 60, 214 minors, and 18 people over […]

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Kurds move to retake Mosul dam as U.S. bombing weakens ISIS

Ozmic World Views - August 18, 2014 - 02:41

The New York Times reports: Seizing on the momentum of focused American airstrikes in recent days, Kurdish forces moved to retake the strategic Mosul Dam on Sunday night, in their most significant challenge yet to the Sunni militants’ advance in northern Iraq. The American assaults hit 10 armed vehicles, seven Humvees, two armored personnel carriers […]

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Music: Pat Metheny & The Metropole Orkest — ‘First Circle’

Ozmic World Views - August 18, 2014 - 02:41

The Metropole Orkest (or Metropole Orchestra), a jazz and pop orchestra based in the Netherlands, is the largest full-time ensemble of its kind in the world.

Read More:  http://warincontext.org/2014/08/17/music-pat-metheny-the-metropole-orkest-first-...
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Eduardo Galeano: A lost and found history of lives and dreams (some broken)

Ozmic World Views - August 18, 2014 - 02:41

Who isn’t a fan of something — or someone? So consider this my fan’s note. To my mind, Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano is among the greats of our time. His writing has “it” — that indefinable quality you can’t describe but know as soon as you read it. He’s created a style that combines the […]

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Do police need grenade launchers, other military weapons? Officers say yes

Ozmic World Views - August 18, 2014 - 02:40

Detroit Free Press: Michigan police departments have armed themselves with grenade launchers, armored vehicles, automatic rifles and other equipment — 128,000 items in all, worth an estimated $43 million — under a federal program that allows police to obtain surplus gear free from the U.S. military. A Free Press review of items transferred from the […]

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