first_imgPhotographs:  Jomar BragançaText description provided by the architects. Built in a sloped site (30 degrees) in the city of Nova Lima, Brazil, the house uses dramatic cantilevers to emphasize the extremity of its position. We have chosen this concept not only for aesthetic reasons, but above all to reduce the interference of the building mass in the topography, keeping the site as natural as possible. Save this picture!SectionAs we placed the ground level of the residence 7 meters below the street , we were able to preserve the pedestrian view of the forest, at the same time that keeping the privacy of the owners, because the main apertures and the glass walls are oriented to the east, on the opposite side of the street. The urban impact of the residence is minimized, in benefit of the beautiful view of the woods. Save this picture!© Jomar BragançaAs the climate of this region is very good, with average temperatures of 28°Celsius in the summer, and 16° Celsius in the winter, the right orientation of the doors and windows prevents the use of artificial climate. Solar voltaic cells are placed on the roof. Save this picture!© Jomar BragançaThe constructed area is 650 sqm, divided into three floors: the basement, where the owners can enjoy leisure facilities such as sauna, Jacuzzi, and an wine cellar, the ground floor, where the living area and the kitchen, integrated to the outdoor swimming pool and external terrace, make this the centre of the house, and the first floor, where the occupants can obtain privacy in the bedrooms. Save this picture!First Floor PlanThe form is generated by the engineering of the concrete structure, which is robust and sculptural and, at the same time, light and contextualized with the surroundings, not a self -referred structure. The concrete maintains its texture, and the masonry is painted terracotta, for low maintenance reasons. (the ground has a red dust, iron ore dust). Save this picture!© Jomar BragançaWe used as few columns as possible in order to preserve the existing site. Unsurprisingly, given the exquisite surroundings, the largest proportions of the building face outwards down the hill with views of the forest. Glazed elevations make the most of these views and also of the sunrise to the east. Save this picture!© Jomar BragançaThis project was based on four main concepts: little interference in the site, better use of natural resources, integration to the surroundings, and a generous urban presence. Text provided by Anastasia ArquitetosSave this picture!© Jomar BragançaProject gallerySee allShow lessBlurry Wall Proposal / Yaohua Wang, Scott Chung, Qing Cao, & Lennard OngArticlesre:CONNECT Open Ideas CompetitionArticles Share “COPY” Projects Year:  Vila Castela Residence / Anastasia ArquitetosSave this projectSaveVila Castela Residence / Anastasia Arquitetos Area:  650 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Anastasia Arquitetos Area Area of this architecture project 2009 ArchDaily CopyHouses•Brazil Vila Castela Residence / Anastasia Arquitetos “COPY” Brazil ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/173342/vila-castela-residence-anastasia-arquitetos Clipboard Photographs Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/173342/vila-castela-residence-anastasia-arquitetos Clipboard Save this picture!© Jomar Bragança+ 15 Share CopyAbout this officeAnastasia ArquitetosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesBrazilPublished on October 03, 2011Cite: “Vila Castela Residence / Anastasia Arquitetos” 03 Oct 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in Ned Ludd Public HousePartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsBedroom furnitureFlexformMirror – EgonWaterproofing/SealantsEffisusPre-Fab System – Ecofacade Pre-fab TrueSealConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXRoller Shades – Arion Large SizedWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealSunscreen – Terracotta BaguettesWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BauBucheLightingLumenpulseLED Projector Lumenbeam GrandeMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Vila Castela Residence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 streamlast_img read more

first_img“What if we face up to the fact that, unlike the U.S. government, Mother Nature doesn’t do bailouts?” Sallie McFague asked an audience at Harvard Divinity School (HDS).In last month’s session, McFague was quoting New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman, while offering her own analysis of the current dual crises rocking the globe, one financial and the other environmental. Both, said the theologian in residence at the Vancouver School of Theology, are the product of greed.“The same insatiable desire for more, more money, more energy … underlies both of these planetary disasters.”But while the world’s economy appears to be crawling back to life through substantial governmental interventions, the outlook for the environment, she said, is bleak.An author and a scholar, McFague is a leader in the fields of ecofeminism and Christian theology. Her most recent book is “A New Climate for Theology: God, the World, and Global Warming.” She gave the 2009 Dudleian Lecture as part of a yearlong series sponsored by the Center for the Study of World Religions at HDS titled “Ecologies of Human Flourishing.”Her presentation, “Cities, Climate Change, and Christianity: Religion and Sustainable Urbanism,” underscored the dire state of the global environment and the need, she said, for a paradigm shift, one that presents an organic model for urban living and a method for “thinking differently about nature and our place in it.”Religion can play a role in numerous ways, McFague suggested. It can help people, particularly city dwellers, connect with the concept of space and place, an understanding that their environment is derived directly from the Earth. What lies behind all construction, the foundation of every city, she said, is nature, “that encompassing and mysterious term for everything that is.”By replacing the traditional Christian concern with time and history with a notion of space and place, she said, there can be a new focus on Earth rather than heaven, on bodies and their basic needs, rather than on “interpretation, meaning, and eternal salvation.”In addition, she suggested that the concept of self-emptying, which is found in many religions and involves a type of detachment from worldly desires and an opening up to God, could be a template for how people may “live differently.” It could help to provide insight into needs and wants, acting as “an invitation to imitate the way God loved the world.”“Copenhagen does not look like it’s going to work, folks,” she said of next month’s U.N. Climate Change Conference in Denmark. But that’s no reason to give up.“We carry on,” she said, “with what hope we have.”last_img read more

first_imgOne week after toppling then-No. 5 Stanford behind an unusually powerful passing attack, the Trojans returned to a ground-and-pound strategy headed by redshirt sophomore running back Javorius “Buck” Allen on Saturday night to convincingly beat Colorado 47-29.USC (9-3, 6-2), however, was still eliminated from the Pac-12 South division title race as Arizona State defeated UCLA 38-33 to clinch its spot in the conference championship game versus Stanford.“We were hoping things would be a little different, but it’s college football,” redshirt junior tight end Xavier Grimble said. “As long as we keep winning, things will take care of themselves and we’ll end up somewhere good.”The Buffs (4-7, 1-7) managed to put up 22 points and double its total yardage in the fourth quarter to make the final score close. But an onside kick recovery followed by a 52-yard touchdown scamper by redshirt sophomore fullback Soma Vainuku put the finishing touch on the Trojans’ fifth straight win, and improved their all-time record against the Buffs to 8-0.“We were inconsistent with some things, but we won the game and that’s what matters,” interim head coach Ed Orgeron said. “We had an emotional game against Stanford and a rivalry game [against UCLA] coming up, so it showed some maturity in our football team to come in here and win.”Now, it seems next week’s matchup against the Bruins will only determine which rival can claim bragging rights for the next year, as well as possibly define the coaching future of interim head coach Ed Orgeron, who has guided the Trojans to a 6-1 (6-0 in the Pac-12) record after taking over for former head coach Lane Kiffin.“We can control winning 10 games, and that’s what we’re worried about,” redshirt junior safety Dion Bailey said. “It is what it is. It makes the game next week that much more personal for us.”The chilly temperature would seem to help Colorado, given that in school history the Buffs had been 11-1-1 at home in sub-30 degree weather while USC hadn’t played in those conditions since 1959.But the Trojan defense was up to the task, as most of the starters left with a 37-7 lead midway through the third quarter, with the lone Colorado touchdown coming off a fumble return. Colorado didn’t run a play in USC’s territory until the 2:40 mark of the second quarter – and that play resulted in an interception. The Buffaloes’ 73 first-half yards were a season low, as Colorado was shut out in the first half for the first time this year.The Trojans did an excellent job of blanketing Colorado wideout Paul Richardson, who came in as the fourth-leading receiver nationally (120.1 receiving yards per game) but netted only 88 yards against USC, all of which came in the second half. His first reception came over halfway through the third quarter, when USC was up 37-7 and the game was well out of hand.“[Defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast] is really good at coming up with schemes to stop big-time receivers,” Bailey said. “All the big-time receivers we’ve played so far, we’ve shut them down way below their game average.”Neither senior tailback Silas Redd (knee) nor junior wideout Marqise Lee (shin) traveled with the team due to injuries, but the Trojans were just fine on offense without them.Kessler was his usual efficient self, completing 19 of 28 passes for 184 yards and two touchdowns before sitting out the fourth quarter with a healthy lead.Allen continued to showcase his explosive talent, amassing 169 all-purpose yards (145 rushing) and three touchdowns on 21 carries and three receptions.“We came out with a great mindset that we were going to pound the ball,” Allen said. “We struggled a little bit [at first], but as the game went on we picked it up.”The former fourth-string tailback had his third three-touchdown game this season, and has tallied 619 rushing yards and 10 scores (nine rushing) in the last four weeks.Allen put the Trojans on the board with an impressive 12-yard touchdown run, taking an outside handoff to the sideline before stretching to touch the pylon.After USC’s defense pinned the Buffs deep in their own territory, redshirt sophomore fullback Soma Vainuku came up with his third blocked punt of the year. The ball spun out of the back of the end zone for a safety to put the Trojans up 9-0 with just over a minute left in the first quarter.The Trojan defense pressured Colorado freshman quarterback Sefo Liufau all night long, letting the freshman complete just four of 15 passes in the first half. And it paid off midway through the second quarter after USC’s offense had started to lull.Sophomore defensive end Leonard Williams came up with his sixth sack of the year, forcing a fumble that the Trojans recovered for great field position at the Colorado 20-yard line. Allen punched it in from one yard out a couple minutes later to give USC a 16-0 lead.Earlier in the week, redshirt junior safety Dion Bailey had said that Liufau tended to “make a lot of freshman throws — overthrows, underthrows, misreading things.” Bailey backed up his talk, coming up with an interception with just over two minutes left before halftime to preserve USC’s first-half shutout.From there, the Trojans drove 66 yards in less than two minutes to reach the end zone again before halftime. Sophomore wide receiver Nelson Agholor reeled in a 20-yard back shoulder throw from Kessler to extend USC’s lead to 23-0 heading into the locker room.It briefly looked as though Colorado would make a push after the Buffs returned an Allen fumble 33 yards for a touchdown on the first play of the second half. But the Trojans responded with a 7-play, 75-yard drive punctuated by a 10-yard touchdown pass from Kessler to redshirt junior tight end Randall Telfer to reinstate their 23-point cushion and let them cruise to the finish line.Follow Will on Twitter @WillLawslast_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ As Syracuse players continued celebrating by its bench, head coach Nicky Adams walked over to her husband, Charlie, with the statsheet. She pointed to the shots, Adams, a former forward, said. She couldn’t stop smiling as Charlie read the tallies.Underneath the “OT” column, it read: Demon Deacons, 1, Orange, 4. For the game, Syracuse outshot Wake Forest 17-14, and the two teams finished level on shots on goal at six.Less than a week after registering no shots at Notre Dame, SU (3-7-2, 1-3-1 Atlantic Coast) came back against WFU (5-5-3, 0-3-2) on Thursday night at SU Soccer Stadium courtesy of two Meghan Root goals after halftime. The Demon Deacons dominated the first half with 64% possession and five shots to the Orange’s two and broke through just over two minutes into the second.SU talked about “guts” and “courage” during halftime, Adams said, and it showed after the WFU goal as the Orange midfield and attack turned on a suffocating press that eventually led to Root’s tying goal.Then, after her initial shot in overtime was blocked, Root tipped Clarke Brown’s effort, causing the ball to squeeze underneath the WFU goalie. Seeing the ball stopped in the six-yard box, Root secured Syracuse’s first ACC win in nearly two years.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Our coaches really emphasize courage,” senior captain Georgia Allen said. “Having guts. Not letting our momentum go down. We have a habit of coming back out and starting slow, so we made it a priority to come out firing and we always believed that we could win.”In the first half, the Orange struggled to keep ahold of the ball, didn’t get to second balls which their coaches yelled about from the sideline and gave Wake Forest time and space to play one-two’s in SU’s half of the field. It resembled Syracuse’s last three ACC outings, but the opposition this time wasn’t ranked.The Demon Deacons did split the SU backline in the eighth minute, but goalie Lysianne Proulx came off her line to make a point-blank save which was rendered moot anyway by the linesman’s flag.When Syracuse earned the ball back, Allen became more assertive and tried to feed the wingers through. She wasn’t able to weight the passes correctly, and WFU defenders muscled the smaller Orange players off the ball.In the 31st minute, a Wake Forest turnover in the midfield fell to Marisa Fischetti, who looked for Shannon Aviza, a defender who’s moved into the midfield, on a run out wide. Fischetti’s pass was too heavy, and SU’s break was slowed. Aviza’s eventual cross would be off-balance and too close to the keeper, who easily caught it.“It was about getting through that first half,” Adams said. “And then the second half, really amping it up and stepping up and putting a lot of pressure on them to not allow them to serve the ball into that central part of the field where they were dissecting us the first half.”Wake Forest came out of the break and took the lead, but Syracuse’s changes slowly gave them more control of the ball and the midfield as the second half progressed. After playing a 4-4-2 for the majority of the first half and only sending in one striker to press the Wake Forest backline, the Orange switched to a more fluid 4-2-3-1.The two wide players out of the three sitting behind the lone striker were encouraged to press. With Aviza setting up as a defensive midfielder, the other two players in the middle were free to roam and cut off passing lanes.“That was so fun,” Root said on pressing. “… We decided to press and then we were getting results when we did, so I think that gives everyone momentum to want to keep going forward and press, and it worked out.”Both Allen and Adams commended the play of Mackenzie Vlachos as one of the midfielders clogging up the middle. When Wake Forest tried to play long balls to its forwards, Vlachos was often there to pick the ball off.With the ball, she looked forward, which hasn’t always been the case this season for the entire SU team, Adams said. Against Notre Dame, the midfielders first glance was behind them to the defenders instead of looking ahead for forward runs. Even Fischetti, a striker, played multiple passes back to the defense against the Irish.“It was confidence on the ball,” Adams said. “It wasn’t getting the ball and having to go negative all the time. We were actually getting it and looking up and trying to get forward and breaking lines and getting in behind them. And that’s what made us so dangerous.”The possession added up to more corners for SU. In the second half and overtime, Syracuse earned all seven of its corner kicks. The Deacons had just three in that span. Set pieces have led to most of the Orange’s goals, and again on Thursday night, they took advantage of the free crossing opportunities. After having shots blocked or deflected out on its first few corners, Root finally capitalized with just over six minutes left in regulation to tie.After 98 minutes and 27 seconds, Syracuse mobbed Root and Wake Forest was left putting hands on hips and staring into the dark skyline. The Orange offense had finally come through. Comments Published on October 10, 2019 at 11:31 pm Contact Arabdho: [email protected] | @aromajumder last_img read more

first_imgRELATED: Lakers come up short against Memphis GrizzliesDavis is starting to come into his own, particularly coming off a 20-point, eight-rebound performance against his former Memphis team Friday night.But Davis’ performance might have been overshadowed by his free throws at the end of the game, when he made just one of two, missing a chance to send the game into overtime.“Any time you play well, you want to end it with a win, especially last night for me playing Memphis and having a chance to send it to overtime,” Davis said. “I wish I made the second one.“It’s crazy. The first one did not feel good at all. It fell short, almost an air ball, but it went in. The second one felt good, but that’s how the basketball gods work sometimes. I’m glad I got to experience something like that. I wish it was a different outcome, but you live and you learn.” PHOTOS: Energetic Ed Davis has impressive outing against GrizzliesDavis ‑ shooting 51.7 percent from the free-throw line this season ‑ actually finished Friday’s game making 6 of 8 free throws and is 9 of 12 in his last two games since Scott made a small tweak to his technique.“With Ed, I saw one little thing. I moved him over just a tad (to his left). I think it centered him more,” Scott said. “He’s been making it ever since.“Some of it is technique, some of it is just doing it on a day-to-day basis. Now it’s just a matter when he gets up there, he feels more comfortable and has that confidence.”Davis’ confidence is also starting to soar on the court.The fourth-year player from North Carolina is averaging 8.1 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.3 blocks this season. Davis also has impressed since being inserted into the starting lineup on Dec. 7, averaging 10.3 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 27 minutes per game over the last 13 contests.Scott said he likes Davis’ energy and progression.“He’s given us a presence in the paint. He blocks shots, he rebounds, he picks up guards on the defensive end on pick and rolls, so he’s done a good job on the defensive end,” Scott said. “And his offensive game is coming together. He knows who he is. He doesn’t try to shoot 17- or 18-footers.“He told me to run a play for him today, but the shot he took was still in the paint. In the summer, we’re going to try to change a few things and increase his range so he’s better on the perimeter, but he’s starting to develop into a pretty good basketball player.”Kobe rips AAU basketballKobe Bryant had plenty to sound off about after the loss to the Grizzlies, but saved some of his more pointed comments for a separate topic.“AAU basketball,” Bryant said. “Horrible, terrible AAU basketball. It’s stupid. It doesn’t teach our kids how to play the game at all so you wind up having players that are big and they bring it up and they do all this fancy crap and they don’t know how to post. They don’t know the fundamentals of the game. It’s stupid.”So stupid that Bryant argues it has put American players at a disadvantage compared to European players.“I just think European players are just way more skillful,” Bryant said. “They are just taught the game the right way at an early age. They’re more skillful. It’s something we really have to fix. We really have to address that. We have to teach our kids to play the right way.”Around the hornBryant did not practice Saturday, though Scott said Bryant was ready to go. “I had texted him not to come in, but by the time he got my text, he was already on his way,” Scott said. “Once he got here, I told him to get something to eat, get back out and I’d see him tomorrow.” … Scott said newly acquired forward Tarik Black practiced Saturday but has not determined if he will play Sunday against Indiana or if he will play next week. “It’s me trying to find him playing time, and I will. … I’ve just got to feel comfortable with him knowing what we’re doing on both ends of the floor. When he gets the time, I’m sure he’ll be ready.” … Scott’s said he likes how his team has competed recently, but said the third quarter has been the team’s biggest downfall. “The third quarter is killing us. It’s a state of mind. You just have to come out like it’s 0-0, or trick your mind into thinking you’re down 10.” Lakers forward Ed Davis was prepared to toe the line.One day after missing a potential game-tying free throw in the closing seconds of a 109-106 loss against Memphis, Davis said he shot 150 free throws at Saturday’s practice in El Segundo.Maybe more impressively, Davis made 115 of them.“It’s an improvement,” Lakers coach Byron Scott said. “Normally when he tried to make 100, I would go get a Snickers bar and come back. He’s shooting a whole lot better now.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

first_img Champions weekend is almost here, when the pride of the counties head to Woodhall Spa in search of national titles.The men’s, boys’ and senior county champions will play in their respective events over Saturday and Sunday, September 12 and 13, to find their champion of champions.All three events are played over 36 holes on the Hotchkin course. The boys play their championship on Saturday, while the men play on Sunday, and the seniors play one round on each day.The action begins at 0723 on Saturday when Cambridgeshire’s David Marris (The Links, Newmarket) and Yorkshire’s George Muscroft (Otley) tee off the boys’ championship.The field includes two boy internationals, Somerset’s Jamie Li (Bath) and Lincolnshire’s Billy Spooner (Woodhall Spa). Among the other competitors are Jamie Amor (Marlborough) who has just helped Wiltshire to win the Boys’ County Championship (image © Leaderboard Photography).The senior event will be defended by Hampshire’s Alan Mew (Stoneham), who also won the title in 2012. Mew is a senior international and, together with fellow competitor Stephen East of Moortown, Yorkshire, will represent England in next week’s Senior Home InternationalsAmong the other players in this weekend’s senior field is Hertfordshire’s Doug Cameron (Moor Park) who won the title in 2011.Sunday’s challengers for the men’s title include two internationals. Yorkshire’s Jamie Bower (Meltham), represented England in the Home Internationals and was a semi-finalist at the English men’s amateur, while Shropshire’s Will Enefer, (Wrekin) is an England and GB&I boy international.Among the other contenders is Durham’s Richard Aisbitt (Brancepeth Castle), who won the English mid-amateur championship for the Logan Trophy by six shots.Full scores, news and images will be available on the championship webpages 9 Sep 2015 County champions prepare for title showdown last_img read more

first_imgSoutheast Asian Games Neither Malaysia nor Thailand are the favourites – Kim Swee Zulhilmi Zainal Last updated 2 years ago 22:16 8/28/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Ong Kim Swee Goal Thailand Southeast Asian Games Malaysia U23 v Thailand U23 Thailand U23 Malaysia U23 Malaysia head coach Ong Kim Swee told the press that neither his side nor their opponents; Thailand are the favourites in the SEA Games final match. BY        ZULHILMI ZAINAL       Follow on Twitter In the SEA Games men’s football gold medal match press conference, Malaysia head coach Datuk Ong Kim Swee told the press that neither his side nor their opponents; Thailand are the favourites in the encounter.”It’s the final game of the tournament and we want to finish on a very, very positive note. “Thailand are always a good side on paper, regardless of the age level. But when it comes to final matches, I believe there are no favourites. Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina “It’s an equal game, and playing at home we definitely want to achieve the best result,” said Ong in the event that was held in Petaling Jaya on Monday.He also added that striker Kumaahran Sathasivam; who got injured in their 1-0 semi-final win against Indonesia, is still a doubt for the final match.The final match will be played on Tuesday, August 29 at the Shah Alam Stadium with kickoff time at 8.45 pm.Malaysia vs Thailand pre-match press conferencelast_img read more