Centre Village / 5468796 Architecture + Cohlmeyer Architectur…

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Year:  Centre Village / 5468796 Architecture + Cohlmeyer Architecture LimitedSave this projectSaveCentre Village / 5468796 Architecture + Cohlmeyer Architecture Limited Year:  Architects: 5468796 Architecture, Cohlmeyer Architecture Limited Year Completion year of this architecture project 2010 CopyHousing, Social Housing•Winnipeg, Canada photographs:  James Brittain Photography, 5468796 ArchitecturePhotographs:  James Brittain Photography, Courtesy of 5468796 Architecture Client:Centre Venture Development CorporationStructural Engineer:Lavergne Draward & AssociatesArchitects In Charge:5468796 Architecture Inc, Cohlmeyer Architecture Ltd.City:WinnipegCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© James Brittain PhotographyRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAServing underprivileged families, Winnipeg’s Centre Village housing cooperative utilizes design to help revitalize a neglected inner-city neighbourhood and to provide its residents with a unique setting that inspires pride and encourages community-building.Save this picture!Density DiagramThe site was an abandoned L-shaped lot zoned for six single-family houses. Instead, the project established a micro village of 25-dwellings within six, three-storey blocks that would be easy to build and maintain. The blocks’ arrangement both defines and animates two public spaces – a through-street and a shared courtyard – that weave the city through the project and provide amenities for residents and the surrounding neighbourhood. The landscaped courtyard offers a calm and protected place for children to play, and the new street is an informal meeting place. Each dwelling has its own entrance, either at grade or up an exterior staircase, thus reducing internal circulation and the size of the overall building, and also prompting residents to connect and get to know one another.Save this picture!© James Brittain PhotographyDesigned to make the most of space, material and daylight, the units have rich and playful compositions made from compact 8’x12′ modules and cantilevered 14’ x 12’ modules for larger living areas that offer broader views. The modules are stacked and interlocked to create diverse unit configurations that vary from 375 square feet for a one-bedroom unit, to 875 square feet for four-bedroom units. Since the rooms of each unit are distributed over several floors, even small apartments have plenty of privacy, which was an important factor since a number of the tenants are multi-generational families.Save this picture!© James Brittain PhotographyWith entries and windows positioned on all sides of the blocks, there is no rear side to this project, thus improving the street quality and safety and security in all directions. Further, a typical residence has eight or more windows on at least two sides of the building, providing ample and varied access to views, daylight and cross-ventilation. Deeply set, vibrant orange cowlings around the windows modulate privacy and views into the units, granting Centre Village a distinct identity in the city. With time the project is demonstrating how inventive architecture can influence urbanism and positively impact social relationships.Save this picture!© James Brittain PhotographySustainability The primary sustainable initiative of Centre Village is the density of units achieved within a three storey townhouse typology on the given site. Density on its own, however, is not innovative if the solution is not livable or compromises on the quality of space. What was originally six single family house lots were amalgamated to create the site for 25 homes, the number of units required by the client. Quadrupling the density had the potential to fill the entire lot, leaving no shared community space, breathing room for the units, or even enough wall area for windows which would have rendered both the interior and exterior spaces uninhabitable.Save this picture!© James Brittain PhotographyTo combat the potential building mass we decided to design room modules consisting of 8’x12′ for kitchens, secondary bedrooms, vertical circulation and washrooms, and cantilevered 14’x12’ modules for larger living areas and master bedrooms. Careful mixing of these modules resulted in a range of unit sizes for individuals and families, and proved that less mass could be built on the site and still accommodate the required number of units.Save this picture!© 5468796 ArchitectureThe project challenges and proves that we can design and live in less square footage than what we have grown accustomed to in North America. The average new home size in Canada is 2,300 s.f., with the unit sizes at Centre Village ranging from 375 – 875 s.f. and accommodating 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom units across three stories. These sizes represent European standards for room areas, which they have been following for generations but are not widely seen in North America. Typically, smaller unit sizes in Canada have simply meant less bedrooms or washrooms and not specifically smaller room areas and subsequently smaller lifestyles. The challenge to live ‘smaller’ posed by this project creates a more affordable and substantially more sustainable alternative to the single family suburban home. When we live smaller we use less energy, generate less waste and become more intelligent and intentional consumers.Save this picture!© 5468796 ArchitectureProject gallerySee allShow lessShould Architects Follow a Code of Ethics?Architecture NewsForn de la Vila de Llíria Restoration and Musealization / hidalgomora arquitecturaSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Winnipeg, MB, CanadaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. 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Telemark Skiing in the Southeast

first_imgClick here for a list of the best telemark skiing destinations in the Southeast.On a snow-covered hill in West Virginia, there is a large group of men wearing skis and holding hands. I am one of those hand-holding men. We begin skiing together down the hill on telemark skis, and when our instructor yells “turn left,” we all drop our left knee, genuflecting in unison. To spectators, we probably look like a group of first-time skiers on a field trip. In reality, we’re all advanced alpine skiers trying to learn the mystifying art of the telemark turn.Most skiers in the U.S. grow up using traditional alpine gear—the standard downhill skis, boots, and bindings sold at every ski shop from North Carolina to Oregon. With alpine gear, the skier’s stiff plastic boots are locked into place at the toe and heel. It gives you a secure platform designed to facilitate wedge and parallel turns. Telemark skiing is a different beast altogether. The heels of a telemarker aren’t locked to the ski. They’re loose, allowing for a wide range of movement that is defined by a flamboyant ballet-like turn. Imagine a knight kneeling before his king. That’s what a telemark turn looks like—only the kneeling is done on steep, snow-covered mountains at high speeds.Telemark is considered the most difficult form of skiing. Its graceful and demanding signature turn separates telemark skiers from the rest of the skiing world. They are a small niche of purists, dedicated to the aesthetics and physicality of the elaborate motion that defines their people. By and large, the alpine skiers and snowboarders who make up the lion’s share of the snowsports demographic look at telemarkers with bewilderment and confusion. Why would anyone choose to do lunges down a mountain?For me, the telemark turn is like a magic trick, repeated over and over before my eyes. It looks so difficult and painful, and yet so beautiful and fluid. Watching a good telemark turn makes me cringe and smile at the same time.So here I am, in Canaan Valley, West Virginia, arguably the Mid-Atlantic’s epicenter of all things “freeheel,” trying to make the switch from alpine to telemark. I’m taking a clinic from Dickie Hall, president of the North American Telemark Organization (NATO), that’s booked solid with 30 other advanced downhill skiers trying to break the seal of the telemark turn. Hall teaches several of these clinics each winter across the East, each one packed with skiers just like me wanting to evolve into more graceful skiers and tap into the mystical force that surrounds freeheeling.According to the Snowsports Industry of America, telemark is the fastest growing snow sport in the country. While snowboard and alpine sales have plateaued, telemark continues to rise. But it’s not likely to become  mainstream anytime soon. The learning curve is steep—and so is the cost of gear.“Skiing telemark forces you to participate with your gear on a physical level unlike any other form of skiing, “ says Dickie. “But there’s a transformation that takes place once you free your heel. Telemark is more difficult, but it changes you.”* * *We start on the baby hill displaying our primitive telemark turns for Dickie and his instructing partner, Steve “just call me Stroh” Strothers, so they can get a baseline for our current telemark skills. We ski down the hill one by one, each doing a simulation of what we think the telemark turn looks like. I watch half a dozen of the others ski before me, then dazzle Dickie and Stroh with what I feel could be the world’s greatest first telemark turn. Never mind the fact that I don’t actually turn, my rented telemark skis clanking together, my knees shaking, my entire body off balance.Sure, there are some kinks I’ll have to work out of my telemark turn, but certainly Dickie will see that I’m a natural, uniquely suited to this difficult art form. I imagine being pulled aside and offered a refund for the clinic. “There’s simply nothing I can teach you, son,” Dickie will say after seeing my virgin telemark turn. “You’ve got it down pat.”“You’ve got an alpine hangover,” Dickie says to me instead. “You’re trying to apply what you’ve learned through years of alpine skiing to telemark, but it’s a different kind of skiing altogether. You have to forget everything you know about skiing and start over. You have to lose your alpine mentality.”My “alpine mentality” is affecting everything from where I carry the weight of my body to my relationship with gravity. To help break us from our wicked alpine ways, Dickie drops some key knowledge that unlocks the mystery of the tele turn:1) When you drop your back knee, balance your weight in the center of your front foot— not on your toes. This provides a stable platform throughout the lunge.2) Point your front knee in the direction you want to turn, then wait for your skis to follow your knee. Don’t force the turn; let the skis turn you.Waiting for my skis to turn demands a level of patience and trust that I do not have. The movements in alpine are quick and powerful. Telemark is more languid and controlled. I drop my back knee, keep my weight balanced in the center of my front foot, then point my knee left, but nothing happens. For maybe half a second (which feels like an eternity when you’re skiing toward a tree), I keep going straight. I force myself to stick with it, and the skis do eventually turn, allowing me to complete my first big, swooping telemark turn from one side of the hill to the next.I spend half the day practicing the mini telemark turn—a half-kneeling sort of movement—on the baby slope with a half dozen other skiers afflicted with “alpine mentality.” Eventually, my “lunges” get deeper and my turns get more precise.Later, we follow Dickie uphill through the woods, creating big “Z” patterns as we climb up a steep, forested slope. “Your universe changes when you realize this, the act of climbing, is skiing,” he says. “Alpine is all about the downhill, about the fall line. But telemark is about motion. It’s about going up and down. It’s about flow.”These sort of hippie thoughts pervade the telemark world. Dickie has been trying to convince us all morning that there’s a serious connection between telemark and tai chi. Telemark is, in essence, the counter culture movement of the snowsports world. It is a niche filled with people who are dropping out of the alpine skiing mainstream in order to satisfy a deeper, more personal connection with the mountains they love. Sure, you can ski telemark at any resort—and many people do. But learn to telemark well, and you can move beyond the industrial skiing complex of modern resorts into the backcountry.Dave Lysey is, hands down, the best telemark skier in our clinic. He’s a nationally ranked biathlete (cross country skiing and target shooting) who’s sleeping in his car in the Whitegrass parking lot this weekend. I asked him what he loves about telemark, and he gives me the standard one word answer: “Freedom.”Stroh agrees. “Alpine skiing is limited. You can only go in one direction and you can only ski at lift-served resorts. With telemark gear, you can go anywhere, ski anything. Pull your car over on the side of the road, and you can ski any hill you want.”* * *On the second day of the clinic, we head up the mountain at Canaan Valley Resort and ski off the backside of the peak, disappearing into a thick canopy of red spruce. There’s some climbing, but it’s easier than you’d think on telemark gear. The key to climbing up a steep slope is to stand up straight and pound your boot into the snow, letting the wax grip the terrain.In less than an hour, we arrive at the Pipeline, a backcountry run with 2,000 feet of drop that’s cherished by telemark skiers. We move down the Pipeline in small groups, covering a few hundred vertical feet, then resting for a few minutes before moving on to the next section of the run. The pitch is steeper than what we skied the day before, and most of my newfound telemark skills are falling apart. Instead of turning, I glide into the thick, forested edges of the trail and fall over.“You’re posing!” Dickie yells to me from the bottom of a pitch. “You’re trying to be a picture of the telemark skier.” He goes on to explain to all of us the core difference between telemark and alpine. “Forget the static jerking of alpine. Telemark is about fluid movement. As soon as you sink to the bottom of your turn, you should be rising back up again. Rise and fall softly.”Slowly, I get a little better—by ‘better,’ I mean fewer face plants and tree collisions.Soon we find ourselves at the beginning of an intimidating tree run, where each tree looks like a concussion or broken collar bone.“Eventually, you stop seeing the trees and you only see the spaces between the trees,” Dickie says, in true Zen Master form.Better skiers head straight down the line, rising and falling perfectly with their advanced telemark skills. I make my way down slowly and carefully, cutting big “S’s” into the hill by skiing against the fall line. It’s a slow process, but it feels good. I’m in the woods of Canaan Valley skiing tree runs with a foot of fresh powder. This is why I wanted to free my heel in the first place: I can ski up and down and sideways, with the entire, snowy world at my freeheelin’ feet.Click here for a list of the best telemark skiing destinations in the Southeast.last_img read more

GWLN leading the way for women with virtual fundraiser

first_img continue reading » The Global Women’s Leadership Network (GWLN), World Council’s trailblazing program, has led the way for the credit union industry’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) for over 10 years.Now more than ever, women’s initiatives are critically important in reacting to the COVID-19 health crisis, economic disparity and social injustice. This year GWLN pivoted its annual fundraiser to a virtual “Pay to NOT Play” golf festival and raised 200% of its goal with the support of hundreds of colleagues and industry partners worldwide.“Come on all you credit union He-for-She’s and supporters. I know you, and I know who golfs. Get your bids in now, and I won’t have to call you out,” challenged host Keith Sultemeier, CEO of Kinecta Federal Credit Union and presenting sponsor, making the virtual festival fun and interactive with true stories from women impacted by GWLN.Over 100 attendees from more than a dozen countries participated in the festival’s 19th Hole Happy Hour event where people entered virtual bids on different golf packages. The winning bids will benefit GWLN efforts around the globe. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Closing a Dock amid Work Shortage

first_imgAmid poor ordering activity and accompanying work shortage, South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Mipo Dockyard will be closing a dock in Ulsan for three months to save money, the Korean daily Pulse informed.The dock number four, the smallest of the shipyard’s four units with 350,000DWT capacity, is said to have been idle since August 17 when the yard completed its last vessel on order.Full operation is expected to resume in December when construction on a RORO ship is scheduled to commence, the daily reported citing a company official.Furthermore, the shipyard is said to be in talks with its union on a proposal for workers to take unpaid leave in order to cut costs amid insufficient workload. A similar proposal has been made by the company’s parent builder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) which has been faced with over 5,000 of idle workers.In June this year, Hyundai Mipo launched negotiations with workers on a collective wage deal.“In the face of a dire situation where the workload is rapidly shrinking, we should stand united. If management and labor join forces together, we believe we can lay a solid foundation for take-off,”  Young-seuk Han, President and CEO of HMD said on the occasion.The announcement on the dock shutdown comes on the heels of an order for the construction of four bulk carriers from Bahri worth USD 120 million.The bulkers are scheduled for delivery during the first half of 2020.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Treasure Coast Braces for “Nude Feud” Over Clothing Optional Beach

first_imgThe Treasure Coast may soon get its first official nude beach.The St. Lucie County Commission is expected to vote on it soon, but is prepared for a nude feud.Some people say Blind Creek Beach at 5460 South Ocean Drive is paradise, but others say they would never come here for any reason.Blind Creek Beach is already known to some as a nude beach. Now, the county may put up signs and officially designate it as such.The signs would also serve as a warning for families who may stumble upon the naked bathers by accident.The county sees financial benefits to having a nude beach because it might be a big tourist attraction.“It’s already been utilized as a clothing optional beach. Giving it an official designation would help separate people who might inadvertently go to that beach with their family and not expect to see naked people,” said Erick Gill, the spokesperson for St. Lucie County.The county commission is expected to take a vote on the matter before the end of the year.last_img read more