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 June 2, 2021 Find out more Submitted on 26 May by Éric Ciotti and other members of the centre-right “The Republicans” party (LR), the bill would make the publication or broadcasting of identifiable images of “officers of national police, military, local police or customs officers” in any media outlet punishable by up to a year in prison and a fine of 15,000 euros. It has not yet been put on the National Assembly’s agenda and cannot be examined by any parliamentary committee until it has. “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Mistrust of the police has grown in France as a result of their conduct during the “Yellow Vest” protests that began in October 2018 and during protests against pension reform. The police have repeatedly been accused of using excessive force and, last December, RSF joined 13 journalists in filing a complaint against the police violence to which they were subjected while covering protests. RSF_en As it stands, France’s legislation does not allow the police to object to being photographed or filmed on the street, to request the destruction of photos or video, to prevent photos or video from being broadcast or published, or to arrest anyone simply for photographing or filming them. And they enjoy no special protection under French law protecting a person’s “image rights.” Only the use of photos and video of police working in counter-terrorism, counter-espionage or the special intervention forces is restricted. In RSF’s view, the public’s right to information requires journalists to be able to observe and cover the behaviour of the police and other security forces. It would be extremely difficult for them to systematically render individual police officers unidentifiable by means of pixelating or blurring during live coverage, especially if there were many policemen and they were moving.Drafted with the declared aim of protecting the police from threats, attacks and online harassment, the proposed law would make it very hard for the media to provide live coverage of events with a police presence and, in particular, to provide the public with full information about police conduct as the events are taking place. News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges France’s National Assembly neither to put on the agenda, nor to examine a new bill that would require the media to “make security forces unidentifiable” in any photo or video they publish or broadcast. The proposed law would make it very hard for journalists to cover many public events, which often involve a police presence, and would restrict the information about police behaviour available to the public. Follow the news on France Help by sharing this information RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story “Adoption of this proposed law would constitute a serious violation of press freedom in France,” said Paul Coppin, the Head of RSF’s Legal Unit. “The way to end the abuses and mistrust is to overhaul the rules on policing and overhaul police training, not restrict journalists’ freedom.” FranceEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsProtecting sources EnvironmentJudicial harassment France is ranked 34th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. Valery HACHE / AFP Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Organisation Receive email alerts FranceEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsProtecting sources EnvironmentJudicial harassment News RSF is of the view that this legislation should not be changed. It therefore urges the National Assembly to not register this bill on its agenda, to not examine it, and to reject any other attempt to restrict journalistic freedoms. News June 4, 2020 Making police unidentifiable in the media, the proposed French bill would seriously restrict press freedom News June 4, 2021 Find out more The police, for their part, have not hesitated to put pressure on the journalists who report their excesses. The latest is example is a Mediapart journalist who was summoned – as suspect in concealing a violation of professional confidentiality – for interrogation at the National Police General Inspectorate (the police internal investigations section) for reporting the role of the police in acts of violence against an activist, Geneviève Legay, in Nice on 23 March. to go further May 10, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

first_imgTo access this article REGISTER NOWWould you like print copies, app and digital replica access too? SUBSCRIBE for as little as £5 per week. Would you like to read more?Register for free to finish this article.Sign up now for the following benefits:Four FREE articles of your choice per monthBreaking news, comment and analysis from industry experts as it happensChoose from our portfolio of email newsletterslast_img

first_imgStudents rally · Members of the Environmental Core rally in 2016, asking the USC administration to place more emphasis on sustainability on campus. (Daily Trojan file photo)For Milena Castillo-Grynberg, climate change isn’t an abstract concept, but a real threat — one that USC has the power to combat. As co-director of the Environmental Core, a group of students eager to turn concern about the environment into concrete policy changes on campus, Castillo-Grynberg has been pushing for increased sustainability on campus for years. This Friday, she’ll take part in a rally to demand that the University do its part in curbing rising global temperatures that increase the risk of environmental disasters, and conserve valuable resources before they run out.USC shares the same goals — at least on the surface-. In 2015, the University created its Sustainability 2020 Plan, a road map for how it wanted to become more environmentally responsible, outlined in seven major categories. Three years later, some goals have already been met, while the progress of others has been halted, and campus officials continue to monitor the latest developments. But for student activists and others who have pushed for USC to reform its environmental policies, the plan was never enough to begin with. Instead, they’re demanding that the University expand its vision to achieve net zero water use, waste and carbon emissions, as well as focus on sustainability education and research as well as full transparency on its environmental policies. Students like Castillo-Grynberg, a junior majoring in environmental studies, see USC as a civic leader that could propel the entire city toward a more sustainable future, if it places a priority on doing so. “We’re always talking about how USC has so much influence [and is] such a huge player in Los Angeles,” Castillo-Grynberg said. “If the city’s regulations aren’t meeting what the University wants, [USC] should be using its influence to push the city to pass policies that allow us to meet our goals.”Progress reportsThe Sustainability 2020 Plan aims to improve the University’s focus on sustainability in seven categories: education and research, engagement, energy conservation, transportation, procurement, waste diversion and water conservation. Each category has several goals which the University is meant to meet by the end of either the 2020 calendar year or the 2020 fiscal year, which ends in June 2021. Since the plan was approved by the President, the Provost and senior administration, the Office of Sustainability has sent out periodic updates on the progress of each goal.According to Mark Ewalt, the executive director of administrative operations, 25 percent of a goal’s progress is just developing a plan for achieving it; once funding is approved, that goal is 50 percent complete.Currently, only the transportation category has achieved 100 percent of its goals: a reduction in single occupancy vehicles, measured using a self-reported survey. According to Ewalt, USC gets the information from a report the University is required to submit to the South Coast Air Quality Management District. The survey is sent to all staff and faculty and asks by what mode of transportation they used to get to work over the past week. Ewalt said the University considers the transportation goal 100 percent complete because the number of people who reported using a single occupancy vehicle to get to campus fell from 56 percent in 2014 to 49 percent in 2018. USC also created a website that offers directions to places in L.A. using transportation methods other than SOVs, such as the LA Metro and Urb-E scooters.“We didn’t set a specific goal for that because we couldn’t measure it as finitely as we wanted to and we weren’t sure that we could even control it at all,” Ewalt said. “We’re still not sure we can control it.”The Office of Sustainability has placed a priority on the waste diversion category, with its goal of diverting 75 percent of the University’s waste 56 percent complete as of August. To meet this benchmark, USC has begun installing recycling bins around campus and sorting its waste into recyclable and non-recyclable parts. Other objectives, however, aren’t as far along — its energy conservation goal is 47 percent complete and its water conservation goal is 33 percent complete. The goal of reducing water usage by 25 percent will most likely not be met by 2020, according to Ellen Dux, programs manager of the Office of Sustainability. The University was relying on the city to build a recycled water program called the “purple pipe,” but it likely will not reach USC until at least 2024.Student critiquesFor student environmental leaders on campus, such as Environmental Student Assembly  co-Director Olivia Pearson, the Sustainability 2020 Plan doesn’t go nearly far enough. Pearson, a senior majoring in environmental engineering, sees it as a form of “greenwashing” — painting the University as environmentally sustainable on the surface, without making any truly meaningful changes. “The goals that they say they’re achieving are still a little vague and kind of just greenwashing the whole thing because they did not really outline very thorough metrics for what they were trying to meet,” Pearson said. Castillo-Grynberg agreed, saying that it should not be the students’ responsibility to lead sustainability initiatives on campus. “We’re students and we have our classes and we have a lot of other things to worry about,” Castillo-Grynberg said. “We just generally have been feeling like the University should be hiring professionals.”Castillo-Grynberg said it has been frustrating to not see enough changes on campus despite all the time and effort she has invested.Pearson said the University is using excuses to “brush off the pressure” of becoming more sustainable. While she agreed that there are some things out of the University’s control (such as the purple pipe program), she said that there are other things USC could already be doing to improve sustainability on campus, like removing single-use bags from restaurants on campus like Seeds. Looking forwardSome groups at USC are already planning how it can move beyond its 2020 goals, as the Academic Senate proposed a Sustainability 2030 Plan that was approved by the Undergraduate Student Government and the Staff Assembly. Ewalt praised the Sustainability 2020 Plan for creating a framework for campus sustainability, which did not exist before 2015. However, he admitted that the blueprints for the 2030 plan seem like another “laundry list” of goals rather than a holistic look at the University’s environmental policies. “The next [plan] needs to be a lot more aggressive, it needs to be comprehensive and it needs to be something on the level of a city plan,” Ewalt said. “It needs to be something where everything we’re doing makes sense with the University environment, it takes very accurate assessment of what USC’s capabilities, what its own aspirations are [and] what the condition of the physical planet is in.”Ewalt said a charter proposal has been submitted to the upper administration at USC to create the next sustainability plan. Once approved, Ewalt said creating the next plan will involve a representative from every group on campus, including students, faculty and staff. “It’s a really unique time at USC right now,” Ewalt said. “Everybody’s minds are open and possibilities are really out there. I think everybody’s really open to having this dialogue in a way that we haven’t been before.”Ewalt is pushing for a professional consulting firm to aid in the creation of the next sustainability plan. Pearson said the next plan must have goals, but must also include a “game plan” to achieve those goals. A good plan, according to Pearson, would show that the University has been strategic and invested time and resources into sustainability. “I think as long as we look within our own perspective and make goals that are ambitious for us,” Pearson said. “I’m just asking for us to really push ourselves and not just do what L.A. is going to make us catch up to anyway — to show that we want to be a model for the community.”This story is part of  “Speck of Green,” an environmental series by the Daily Trojan.More in “Speck of Green”Green House: Eco-op provides students with sustainable livingAt this 28th Street house, 10 students have built an eco-friendly community.last_img read more