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Supreme Court Sees Criminal Asset Forfeiture Can Be Abused Too; Almost Does Something About It

Ozmic World News ® - 14 June, 2017 - 06:00

Recently, the Supreme Court passed on a case that could have seen it address the highly-problematic civil asset forfeiture issue head on. In that case, cops seized $201,000 (and a bill of sale for a home) from two people during a traffic stop. Despite having no evidence of criminal activity, the cops kept the $201,000 and claimed it was the result of narcotics trafficking. And, despite this claim, law enforcement never arrested the couple it took the money from and charges were never brought.

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People trapped in huge west London tower block inferno – reports

Ozmic World News ® - 14 June, 2017 - 04:24

Preview A 24-story tower block on Latimer Road in west London has been engulfed in a horrifying blaze, with reports saying people have been trapped in flats in the upper stories.
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Source: https://www.rt.com/uk/392135-west-london-tower-inferno/?utm_source=rss&utm_mediu...
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Tillerson takes heat from both sides at State Dept budget hearing in Senate

Ozmic World News ® - 14 June, 2017 - 03:33

Preview Secretary of State Rex Tillerson faced a fierce backlash from US senators of both parties during a Senate hearing on President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 State Department budget of $37.6 billion.

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Source: https://www.rt.com/usa/392132-tillerson-senate-state-dept-budget-cuts/?utm_sourc...
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Bidding starts at $4: Ukrainian 25yo deputy minister auctions private meeting ‘for charity’

Ozmic World News ® - 14 June, 2017 - 02:41

Preview Ukraine’s youngest deputy interior minister, Anastasiya Deeva, who last year became embroiled in controversy after media published her erotic photoshoots, has decided to raise money for charity by auctioning a private breakfast to the most generous bidder.
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Source: https://www.rt.com/news/392130-ukraine-minister-auction-meeting-charity/?utm_sou...
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TSA begins testing biometric fingerprint screening at 2 airports

Ozmic World News ® - 14 June, 2017 - 01:44

Preview Forget fumbling for your photo ID and boarding pass at the airport. Soon, certain passengers will be free to move through the airport and check into their flights using only their fingerprints, thanks to the TSA’s latest, more intrusive, innovation.
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Source: https://www.rt.com/usa/392128-tsa-automated-fingerprint-checkpoint/?utm_source=r...
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Helen & Hard

archiWEB 3.0 - 14 June, 2017 - 01:32
Helen & Hard new museum . Vest Agder Helen & Hard Winning proposal for the new museum in Vest Agder. NAVET, shows a museum, built in timber, surrounding the central exhibition hall, at the heart of the museum. _ Source Reference: :  http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/pVIv/~3/C9al7VIG-kM/

Russia Threatens America’s Power Grid?

Ozmic World News ® - 14 June, 2017 - 01:31

Sound absurd? It is – not a shred of truth to the neocon/CIA-connected Washington Post’s accusation.

Claiming “(h)ackers allied with the Russian government have devised a cyberweapon that has the potential to be the most disruptive yet against electric

Source: http://www.globalresearch.ca/russia-threatens-americas-power-grid/5594557
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2017 Architectural Association Aarhus Visiting School

SAJ | SYNDICATED ARCHITECTURE JOURNAL - 14 June, 2017 - 01:18

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In 2015 the Aarhus School of Architecture hosted a 10 day workshop in collaboration with the Architectural Association. This was part of an initiative between the two schools to investigate the implications of computational tools in design and fabrication under different scales of architecture. The workshops focused on novel computational software coupled with fabrication techniques that investigated designs particular to the ecology of Denmark.

As a part of the workshop, the participants were introduced to the basics of parametric modelling, digital fabrication and material behaviour. Aarhus has a large array of different digital fabrication tools. In 2016 the participants mainly used laser cutting and digital cutting techniques, however in 2017 we expandedthe Visiting School to also focus on robotic manufacturing.ng, bending or morphing among others.

In its third year in Denmark, the Aarhus Visiting School will expand on previous agendas in integrating robotic and CNC tools as part of the design and fabrication process in architecture. The workshop will be divided into two research agendas which include ‘Mesh Morphologies’ and ‘Robotic Crafting’.

‘Mesh Morphologies’ focuses on teaching students how to control and manipulate geometry at both the local and global scale based on environmental and material inputs, where a digital fabrication pipeline enables a constant feedback between physical and digital models. This unit favours all levels off grasshopper knowledge, but if you are a beginner this is the unit to choose.

‘Robotic Crafting’ will engage traditional construction techniques and tectonics systems, reinterpreting them for a digital design and fabrication paradigm. We will develop and implement fabrication processes that integrate material properties and potential feedback systems, and make use of the ABB IRB 6620 and 120 robots available. This unit assumes that you have an intermediate to advanced level of grasshopper knowledge, as we will emphasise individual process and data design.

It is the ambition of the AA_Aarhus Visiting School to develop knowledge in digital fabrication and pattern formations, which are at the forefront when it comes to the field of architecture & design. Furthermore, the participants are to leave the Visiting School having gained new knowledge and novel skills in architectural design/make and theory, which they can continue to use in their practice or in the remaining years of their study.

We hope that through our continued work within this field, we will be able to contribute to the ongoing architectural discussion on parametrics, pattern making and fabrication.

Prominent features of the workshop / skills developed

• Novel modeling and parametric techniques based on local ecological factors.
• Introduction to new fabrication techniques now prevalent in the field of design and architecture.
• Robotic fabrication in design.
• Discussions on new architectural processes and theories.
• Applying theories that are highly applicable in contemporary practice through computation.
• A lecture series from leading researchers and theorists.

Registration deadline
20th of June, 2017

Visiting School duration
2nd – 11th of August, 2017

Contact Information
aarhus@aaschool.ac.uk

Location
Aarhus School of Architecture
Nørreport 20
8000 Aarhus
Denmark

Tutors
David Reeves, Tommaso Casucci, Ryan Hughes and Petras Vestas

Directors
Jens Pedersen, Ali Farzaneh

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2017 Architectural Association Aarhus Visiting School

archiWEB 3.0 - 14 June, 2017 - 01:18

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In 2015 the Aarhus School of Architecture hosted a 10 day workshop in collaboration with the Architectural Association. This was part of an initiative between the two schools to investigate the implications of computational tools in design and fabrication under different scales of architecture. The workshops focused on novel computational software coupled with fabrication techniques that investigated designs particular to the ecology of Denmark.

As a part of the workshop, the participants were introduced to the basics of parametric modelling, digital fabrication and material behaviour. Aarhus has a large array of different digital fabrication tools. In 2016 the participants mainly used laser cutting and digital cutting techniques, however in 2017 we expandedthe Visiting School to also focus on robotic manufacturing.ng, bending or morphing among others.

In its third year in Denmark, the Aarhus Visiting School will expand on previous agendas in integrating robotic and CNC tools as part of the design and fabrication process in architecture. The workshop will be divided into two research agendas which include ‘Mesh Morphologies’ and ‘Robotic Crafting’.

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Duggan Morris

archiWEB 3.0 - 14 June, 2017 - 01:06
Duggan Morris The founding directors announce a practice restructure Duggan Morris Architects Since its inception in 2004, Duggan Morris Architects has grown from two founding directors to a practice of over 50 talented and skilled architects and designers. Through this twelve year period of successful collaboration, Duggan Morris Architects has continuously produced compelling and award winning architecture.Working … Continue reading Duggan Morris Source Reference: :  http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/pVIv/~3/x_zU_Wj9hgM/

Attorney-General Jeff Sessions mocked online for ‘amnesia’ in Russia probe testimony

Ozmic World News ® - 14 June, 2017 - 00:36

Preview US Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Russia ties has left netizens frustrated, as the highest ranking official in the DOJ said he could not recall a number of incidents probed by the committee.
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Source: https://www.rt.com/viral/392127-sessions-memory-mocked-testimony/?utm_source=rss...
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‘Up to 15 tons of depleted uranium used in 1999 Serbia bombing’ – lead lawyer in suit against NATO

Ozmic World News ® - 14 June, 2017 - 00:36

Preview An international legal team is preparing a lawsuit against NATO over the alliance’s alleged use of depleted uranium munitions during its bombing of Yugoslavia. These have allegedly caused a rise in cancer-related illnesses across the region over the years.
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Source: https://www.rt.com/news/392126-serbia-lawsuit-nato-depleted-uranium/?utm_source=...
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Elwood 2 by Pleysier Perkins | Detached houses

archiWEB 3.0 - 14 June, 2017 - 00:00

A contemporary three-level family home in a quiet street fringed with Plane trees and period bungalows. The living levels comprise two L-shaped volumes offset from one another to create private and open north-facing living spaces. Built for longevity, the house is clad in hand-pressed Danish bricks and naturally weathered copper. What is the conceptual framework of the project - including underlying principles, values, sustainable initiatives, core ideas and/or philosophy? The clients were clear about their accommodation requirements. These included bedrooms and play areas for their three children, outdoor garden space, provision for numerous hobbies including gym, lap pool, motorbiking and multiple car storage. This was achieved by introducing a large basement area over most of the site, with deep soil areas retained for gardens and planted courtyards. The focus was on: - Maximising northern light to living spaces, with an unbroken flow from inside to outside. - Window openi… continue

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Elwood 2 by Pleysier Perkins | Detached houses

archiWEB 3.0 - 14 June, 2017 - 00:00

A contemporary three-level family home in a quiet street fringed with Plane trees and period bungalows. The living levels comprise two L-shaped volumes offset from one another to create private and open north-facing living spaces. Built for longevity, the house is clad in hand-pressed Danish bricks and naturally weathered copper. What is the conceptual framework of the project - including underlying principles, values, sustainable initiatives, core ideas and/or philosophy? The clients were clear about their accommodation requirements. These included bedrooms and play areas for their three children, outdoor garden space, provision for numerous hobbies including gym, lap pool, motorbiking and multiple car storage. This was achieved by introducing a large basement area over most of the site, with deep soil areas retained for gardens and planted courtyards. The focus was on: - Maximising northern light to living spaces, with an unbroken flow from inside to outside. - Window openi… continue

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Mudéjar by Siba Sahabi | Prototypes

archiWEB 3.0 - 14 June, 2017 - 00:00

The design of the room divider is inspired by the Moorish architecture of 12–17th century Southern Spain. The so-called ‘Mudéjar style’ consists of constructive and decorative Middle Eastern forms combined with (for that time) contemporary Spanish building materials such as brick, iron and plaster. The 17 ‘wallpaper groups’, characterized by repeating two-dimensional patterns, are a distinctive element of the ‘Mudéjar style’ and can all be found at the famous Alhambra Palace in Granada.

 The room divider takes its form especially from an interpretation of the window grates of the ‘Mudéjar style’. Siba based her design on one triangular element that can be fixed in different directions in the aluminium frame of the partition screen. The 172 lightweight triangular elements are formed from a mix of resin and chalk and have the appearance of concrete. The design as a whole, its functional, material, and structural elements, translates cultural heritage into a contemporary interior item… continue

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Mudéjar by Siba Sahabi | Prototypes

archiWEB 3.0 - 14 June, 2017 - 00:00

The design of the room divider is inspired by the Moorish architecture of 12–17th century Southern Spain. The so-called ‘Mudéjar style’ consists of constructive and decorative Middle Eastern forms combined with (for that time) contemporary Spanish building materials such as brick, iron and plaster. The 17 ‘wallpaper groups’, characterized by repeating two-dimensional patterns, are a distinctive element of the ‘Mudéjar style’ and can all be found at the famous Alhambra Palace in Granada.

 The room divider takes its form especially from an interpretation of the window grates of the ‘Mudéjar style’. Siba based her design on one triangular element that can be fixed in different directions in the aluminium frame of the partition screen. The 172 lightweight triangular elements are formed from a mix of resin and chalk and have the appearance of concrete. The design as a whole, its functional, material, and structural elements, translates cultural heritage into a contemporary interior item… continue

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Lausanne University Hospital Extension by meier + associés architectes | Hospitals

archiWEB 3.0 - 14 June, 2017 - 00:00

The extension to the Coordinated Centre of Oncology is situated at the heart of the hospital complex in a heterogeneous environment distinguished by the strong and austere presence of the original buildings. Composed of two new floors, the new building is designed as a transplant onto the existing one. It is connected by two bridges to the infrastructure already in place: two umbilical cords that allow for logistics flows and transport of patients and staff. The new facades are treated in the same vein as those of the original building: an alternation of glass and mineral-filled bands. However, the facades take on their own formal autonomy: the corners are rounded, the glass bands expanded, the mineral bands polished, and the roof is pierced to allow natural light into the heart of the new organism. The interiors are designed in a way that humanises the ‘treatment machine’ character of a hospital environment, while at the same time respecting the technical and normative constrain… continue

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Lausanne University Hospital Extension by meier + associés architectes | Hospitals

archiWEB 3.0 - 14 June, 2017 - 00:00

The extension to the Coordinated Centre of Oncology is situated at the heart of the hospital complex in a heterogeneous environment distinguished by the strong and austere presence of the original buildings. Composed of two new floors, the new building is designed as a transplant onto the existing one. It is connected by two bridges to the infrastructure already in place: two umbilical cords that allow for logistics flows and transport of patients and staff. The new facades are treated in the same vein as those of the original building: an alternation of glass and mineral-filled bands. However, the facades take on their own formal autonomy: the corners are rounded, the glass bands expanded, the mineral bands polished, and the roof is pierced to allow natural light into the heart of the new organism. The interiors are designed in a way that humanises the ‘treatment machine’ character of a hospital environment, while at the same time respecting the technical and normative constrain… continue

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Stajnhaus by ORA | Living space

archiWEB 3.0 - 14 June, 2017 - 00:00

The ŠTAJNHAUS has not been a project, the ŠTAJNHAUS has been a process. This house with a Renaissance core stands right at the foot of the chateau hill, in the former Jewish quarter of Mikulov (a. k. a. Nikolsburg). Throughout its existence it has suffered a great many scars, it has gone through tens of reconstructions and operations. All of these have altered the house beyond recognition. Yet it has maintained its almost medieval picturesqueness. We came to a "pudding stone". The more individual layers, spaces and surprising circumstances we uncovered, the more revisions and alterations our project we had to make in our project; and this lasted, in fact, until the end of realisation. In the beginning we did not have a clue where we would come to in the end. We were looking for a limit what time we could come back to and for a point when we should rather go on a new journey. But we still wanted to preserve the house as an organic unit. You will not find a straight wall or a re… continue

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