Villa ZüV / Tomás Amat + Pablo Belda Studio

first_img Houses Architects: Tomás Amat Estudio de Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeTomás Amat Estudio de ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesEldaSpainPublished on November 14, 2017Cite: “Villa ZüV / Tomás Amat + Pablo Belda Studio” [Villa ZüV / Tomás Amat + Pablo Belda] 14 Nov 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© David Frutos+ 40 Share Manufacturers: Neolith, Trespa, panoramah!®, iGuzzini, Acor, Barossi, Tecnocemento Products translation missing: Villa ZüV / Tomás Amat + Pablo Belda StudioSave this projectSaveVilla ZüV / Tomás Amat + Pablo Belda Studio Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects Villa ZüV / Tomás Amat + Pablo Belda Studio “COPY” Area:  590 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” 2017 Photographs Photographs:  David Frutos Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyHouses•Elda, Spain Products used in this ProjectStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Estatuario – Classtone CollectionWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilitySave this picture!© David FrutosText description provided by the architects. In Elche, Alicante, this detached-single family house was built bearing a minimalistic and sculptural soul. The Villa ZüV- was designed and managed by Tomás Amat Architectural Studio, Pablo Belda + Tomás Amat. The Studio was able to find a solution to the complex and highly demanding project that sought to achieve both privacy and quality for a couple with two children who had from the beginning a very clear idea of ​​what their new home should contemplate and convey, that being simplicity, elegance and functionality.Save this picture!© David FrutosThis was the result. The villa is built on 590m2 of the 1000m2 lot, in a consolidated residential neighbourhood of the city surrounded by houses on three of its sides. As the architects indicate, the project “footprint within the plot was defined based on the regulatory limitations of the area and the orientation of the main facade”. These two factors ” also influenced the definition and articulation of the house into three longitudinal volumes that give it a fragmented image, each section a different part of the needs program”.Save this picture!© David FrutosSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© David FrutosThe Villa ZüV is distributed on two floors: above ground level and a basement.. On entering the house at street level, there is a kitchen, living room, study, toilet and guest room. The first two open to the garden and are connected to it through minimalistic and retractable aluminum carpentry that allows for a total connection between the interior-exterior. The borders are diluted without losing any of the privacy. The horizontal sliding aluminum doors in this exit protect the interior life in the villa from the view of others and shade the entrance of the setting sun. The panoramic views towards the swimming pool and the garden area are guaranteed, as is the privacy of the residents of Villa ZüV.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanAn impressive staircase connects the first floor and the basement, designed to be the project’s most prominent feature. The staircase was designed not only from a formal and structural point of view, but also seeks for its sculptural value to be enjoyed with each step. As the central element of the house (the inner core of it) it has light aesthetic attraction despite being built with concrete. It is flanked by glass sheets and a protective structure made of wooden profiles. Its design is balanced and harmonious, beautifully contrasting the aesthetic qualities of the oak materials, cold and warm materials respectively.Save this picture!© David FrutosNatural sunlight penetrates through the wood paneling while the entrance and the different corridors remain shaded on the upper and lower floors. The irregular arrangement of these wooden slats evokes a sense of rhythm and movement with beams of light shining through and and creating set of a thousand nuances and tones on the pavement.Save this picture!DetailThe upper level of the house hosts the living room and TV area, as well as three large bedrooms.  Each looks onto a different facade with a private bathroom and terrace. All these rooms are connected by a corridor.Save this picture!© David FrutosThe garage and facilities rooms are located on the basement level so as not to lose utilizable floor space designated to the garden. This main exterior area is raised around the rectangular pool to which, also features a kitchen and dining space. A large double height porch with micro-cement finishing serves as a terrace and enhances the fractional image of the villa. In the back of the villa there is another outdoor area designed especially for barbecues and other gastronomic events with which to enjoy as a family and when receiving visitors.A special mention should be made of the native green species, especially the palm tree, which shine in the landscaped areas of Villa ZüV. As well as other imported plants that add an exotic and exuberant touch to the exterior of the house.Save this picture!© David FrutosLuxurious materials and minimalist designIn any residential project of this style the quality and materials used in the interior design make a big difference to the finished product. In the planning and development of Villa ZüV these details were priorities for the owners, laying out specific requirements. They wanted high-end quality coatings with a timeless look for a minimalist and contemporary design that, in turn, would give the house a harmonious and cozy aesthetic.Save this picture!© David FrutosTo achieve this, the Tomás Amat and Pablo Belda Studio opted for the predominant use of concrete, micro-cement and natural wood in the interior of Villa ZüV. In the wet rooms (kitchen and bathrooms) tecno-cement flooring was installed in grey tonality 2. The bathrooms are also topped with tecno-cement walls of different colours, which gives these rooms a sensation of greater depth. In the kitchen, the use of rustic oak in the panelled storage modules and the oven and wine cellar towers are clear features, as well as the island table in parallel to those with marble countertops.Save this picture!© David FrutosThe communal day rooms, halls and corridors (the living room, dining room, leisure halls, corridors and halls) and the private and nocturnal areas (bedrooms) are paved with aged natural oak flooring. The master bedroom, in addition to the double height main room, has tecno-cement black covering its main vertical walls, creating focal points of interest that complete and fill these spacious spaces with a demonstrated continuity, as if they spoke the same language and were connected to each other.Save this picture!DetailNatural oak and white lacquered wood sliding and hanging doors were a must for interior design of the house, a key element of the overall design. At a decorative level they are the epitome of simplistic and minimalistic furniture. The pieces chosen to furnish the rooms coexist in harmony and balance, particularly the sofas, armchairs, tables, chairs, beds. Each element of the design has straight and refined lines and belongs to a neutral chromatic range (grayscale and earth tones) for a final result which couldn’t be finer.Save this picture!© David FrutosProject gallerySee allShow lessWork is Underway on The World’s First 3D-Printed Metal BridgeArchitecture NewsPaving the Way: Celebrating a Centenary of Women at London’s Architectural AssociationArticles Share ArchDaily Spain ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

‘Harpua’ From Missing 1992 Phish Recording Surfaces On YouTube [Listen]

first_imgAs Phish grew in popularity, the band began adopting a similar principle to show recordings as their jam predecessors, the Grateful Dead. Phish allowed their fans to tape the shows, and soon these tapes took on their own life in creating and supporting the band’s loyal fan base.While most of the shows from the early 1990’s have been preserved this way, there was interestingly one set from a 1992 spring tour that was always missing. Phish played a show on April 4th, 1992 at University of Colorado in Boulder, hitting C.U.’s Balch Fieldhouse and treating fans to a classic performance. Subsequently, the second set from that performance had been lost for years.Though the full set has yet to re-surface, a new post on YouTube has given us some hope. The recording of “Harpua” from this 4/4/92 show has just surfaced, complete with some serious antics from the band we all know and love. Listen in to this great footage, courtesy of GeoffGeoffYGeoff.[H/T JamBase – Big props to ScottyB for finding this!!]last_img read more

Labourer slapped with robbery charge

first_imgTwenty-four-year-old Calvin Belgrave was on Monday remanded to prison by Magistrate Judy Latchman on a robbery under arms charge.Belgrave appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts where he denied that on November 2, 2018 at Brickdam and Cornhill Street, Georgetown, while being in the company of others and being armed with a knife, he robbed Delon Anderson of a Samsung cellphone valued $45,000 along with $2000.According to facts presented to the court, on November 2, the Virtual Complainant (VC) was standing on the road when he observed the defendant among others standing nearby. He was approached by the defendant, who asked him for $100, but the VC told him he had no money. The defendant reportedly pulled out a knife from his pocket and pointed it at the VC while removing his valuables. The defendant was later identified by the VC and arrested.Police Prosecutor Quinn Harris made objections to bail being granted, citing the seriousness of the charge.Magistrate Latchman remanded Belgrave to prison. The matter will continue on November 19, 2018.last_img read more

Will it be yet another Chelsea shut-out at Middlesbrough? The punters think so

first_imgChelsea travel to the Riverside Stadium on Sunday looking to improve on an already excellent recent record against Middlesbrough. The Blues have won their last five games against Boro in the Premier League and have not conceded a goal in any of those games.Chelsea have, coincidentally, won their last five league games without conceding and if they win to nil on Teesside – which is 11/8 at BetVictor –  it will be the 10th time in the Premier League a club has won six or more league games without conceding. Note Chelsea have already achieved the feat on four previous occasions.Antonio Conte’s men are 11/20 to win, with Boro, unbeaten in their last three, 6/1, and the draw at 31/10.Eden Hazard limped out of Belgium’s World Cup qualifier but is optimistic of being available for Sunday’s game.Hazard is 5/1 to score first, behind Diego Costa, another injury doubt, who is 10/3 to find the back of the net first.For all the latest odds, check out www.betvictor.comHave a good weekend everyone.Charlie Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Pete’s Puzzle: What Exactly is a Vapor Perm?

first_img[Author’s Note, June 21 2019: I’d like to leave this story as is for the time being, even though–as my wife is wont to point out–I only got the story about half right. So, please read on but ONLY if you include the comments, certainly those of the ever-wise and kind (particularly to the author), Bill Rose.]This is a story. Much of this story I believe to be true, but I can’t document much of it either. It all just makes sense, particularly as parts are conveyed by Bill Rose, our industry’s heralded building-science historian (see #2 in Bill’s to-do list for the building industry). Some of the story is based on one or more conversations I have had with Bill, which usually started something like this:“Bill, where the hell do the units 1 grain of water and 1 inch of mercury vapor pressure come from in our unit of measure for water vapor permeance?”Of the four units of measure in the perm, two are familiar and reasonable—1 sq. ft. and 1 hour (OK, let’s ignore the fact that the entire rest of the world thinks—and rightly so—that the foot, and therefore the square foot, is nuts as a unit of measure). The other two—1 grain of water and 1 in. of mercury—are just plain bizarre.What’s a grain of water?A grain of water is 1/7000 of a pound of water. Yes, there are 7000 grains of water in one pound of water. There, that’s helpful, right? What about this: With a very fine dropper, such as this micropipette, one drop of water is equal to about 1 grain of water (see the image below).The drop coming off of the end of a very fine dropper (or micropipette such as this one) weighs about 1 grain. Photo: Steve Spangler ScienceWell, that makes more sense, using a liquid or volume measure for water instead of weight. But that’s not what we use. Why weight and why grains instead?Agriculture cares about grains of water, particularly in terms of grain elevators and the moisture content of the grains stored in them. The water content of grains affects their weight and size. It affects dust and fire safety. And when grains get too wet, water content can lead to degradation.And here is a key to the story of how we arrived at the perm: It was wood scientists at the Forest Products Lab who first cared about how vapor moves through building materials. Why? Because paint peeling off of clapboards on walls that were insulated turned out to be caused by vapor and condensation (See this GBA blog by Alison Bailes).Well, the Forest Products Lab is part of the Department of Agriculture. I can just imagine one of their building geeks chatting over the water cooler with an agriculture science buddy about really small units of measure for water. Believe it or not, we are pretty sure that is why we use grains of water. The Forest Products Lab needed a small unit to work with and their agriculture colleagues obliged.Author’s Note, June 21 2019: The paragraph above is flat out wrong and quite embarrassing. Not just because I got the story completely wrong here, but more importantly because I confused a fictitious counting convention–a number of irregular particles per pound–with a true unit of measure, the grain.“grain – 5. the smallest unit of weight, in most systems, originally from the weight of one plump grain of wheat. In the U.S. and British systems, as in avoirdupois, troy, and apothecaries’ weights, the grain is identical. In an avoirdupois ounce there are 437.5 grains; in the troy and apothecaries’ ounces there are 480 grains (one grain equals 0.0648 gram).” From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2nd Edition.Okay, so what’s one inch of mercury?There are a slew of units to choose from for vapor pressure including atmospheres, pascals, and pounds per square inch (PSI). But how much vapor pressure is 1 in. of mercury?Let’s go to the amazingly friendly psychrometric chart so we can see the air temperatures and relative humidities that correspond to a 1 in. of mercury water vapor pressure difference (see the image below).The vertical axis on this psychrometric chart includes a scale for inches of Hg (Mercury). The blue circle is 1.1 in. of Hg, corresponding to approximately 85°F and 85% RH. The red circle is 0.10 in. of Hg, corresponding to approximately 35° F and 35% RH, 1 in Hg less than the blue-circled vapor pressure. Chart adapted from Coburn’s College of HVAC EducationThe blue circle in the upper right calls out 1.10 in. of mercury water-vapor pressure. You can follow the blue horizontal line to the left to reach about 85% relative humidity and then down to 85°F. That is roughly hygrothermal conditions inside a hothouse for growing tomatoes.The red circle on the lower right calls out 0.10 in. of mercury water-vapor pressure. You can follow the red horizontal line to the left to reach roughly 35% relative humidity and then down the vertical red line to 35°F. That’s about the hygrothermal conditions inside a typical refrigerator.So a vapor pressure difference of 1 in. of mercury is not common or representative in building environments at all. And typically in building science we use pascals to measure pressure. So why, in the case of perms, are we concerned with inches of mercury?It’s all driven by the common numericYup, it’s all about the “ones.” Bill told me (and I am paraphrasing): “I’m pretty sure they chose the units so that everything was a “one” and the perm represented a rate of vapor transmission that they thought retarded vapor movement enough to control wintertime interstitial condensation for certain walls in cold climates.”So, perms are screwy units. But what a great story we get to tell. I mean, all those poor building scientists from the rest of world having to hail “nanograms H2O per square meter per second at 1 pascal” (1 perm = 1 gr / (ft2 × hr  × in Hg) = 57.4 ng / (m2 × s × Pa). Sure, it’s way less archaic, but is there as good a story behind the units?Peter Yost is GBA’s technical director. He is also the founder of a consulting company in Brattleboro, Vermont, called  Building-Wright. He routinely consults on the design and construction of both new homes and retrofit projects. He has been building, researching, teaching, writing, and consulting on high-performance homes for more than twenty years, and he’s been recognized as NAHB Educator of the Year. Do you have a building science puzzle? Contact Pete here.last_img read more

TCIG to Host Educational Sessions on the Tobacco Control Ordinance

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, March 8, 2018 – Providenciales -The Department of Mental Health and Substance Dependence within the Ministry of Health, Agriculture, Sports and Human Services wishes to inform the general public of the following dates for its upcoming educational sessions on the Tobacco Control Ordinance.Grand Turk – 15th March at 10:00 am, Salem Baptist Church Hall Providenciales – 16th March at 10:30 am, Department of Planning, Conference Room, Emily’s House, Leeward HighwayOwners of Restaurants, Bars, Hotels and anyone involved in the sale of tobacco products are urged to attend this important meeting.As a means of continuing to protect public health, there will be increased enforcement in this area. Therefore, it is imperative for the public to equip themselves with information so that they are not found in conflict with the law.For further information about the Tobacco Control Ordinance contact the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Department at: 338-3613 in Grand Turk, and 338-4737 in Providenciales or visit our Facebook page at TCIG Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Lukaku reveals Solskjaers impact in scoring form

first_imgRomelu Lukaku has revealed the impact of new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on his scoring form.The United forward had managed just two goals in 17 games for Manchester United before Solskjaer replaced embattled manager Mourinho.Despite missing the Norwegian’s first two matches in charge, Lukaku has found the net in all three games he has played and hailed Solskajer’s impact.Lukaku told the Mirror via MUTV: “I take it one day at a time, work as hard as I can and help the team.“I am really happy and try to improve along the way.“He [Solskjaer] helps us a lot in the training when we’re doing finishing practice with things like how to strike the ball, how to move away from the ball.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“The way he wants us to play really benefits me because he wants me to be in positions where I want to be.“He understands what type of striker you are and plays to your strength.”Under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer:Alexis Sanchez – 2 assists in 2 gamesRomelu Lukaku – 3 goals in 3— Man Utd Channel (@ManUtdChannel) January 5, 2019last_img read more