Poz 7 House / PL.Architekci

first_img Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/954426/poz-7-house-prchitekci Clipboard 2019 “COPY” “COPY” Save this picture!© Tom Kurek+ 35Curated by Paula Pintos Share Houses Photographs Products used in this ProjectHeatingFocusFireplaces – GyrofocusCollaborators:Patrycja Dembowy, Bartosz StanekConstruction:PPJK JACEK KRYSKECity:PoznańCountry:PolandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tom KurekText description provided by the architects. PL.architekci designed a house in Poznań with a barn-like look for Karolina. She had a dream of building a house allowing her to fulfil her passion for horseback riding and everything country western which all began with her love of Hollywood films about the Wild West. Karolina started with finding a perfect plot of land on the outskirts of Poznań, 30 min drive from the historic city center. In her free time apart from horseback riding (she owns a horse named Bystry (“Bright”)) she collects cacti.Save this picture!© Tom KurekShe started when she was 8 with a gift from her parents. Until today she owns 82 of them. The architects managed to fit such a building into the landscape by not competing with the surrounding environment and by letting the architecture complement the environment. Thanks to that the house is not like a monument in the middle of a field.Save this picture!© Tom KurekThe shape of the building – it is so simple that it could be drawn by a child, and at the same time resembles traditional rural buildings from the vicinity of Poznań. There is no room for chance – the roof is smooth and chimneys and all installations are hidden. According to the modernist principle, the less, the better, there are no embellishments, ornaments. As for the façade, the house is in the style of a barn, so it is wooden, made of raw larch, unprotected by anything – it will naturally age. It will go grey, there will be blemishes, it will become similar to the trees that grow around.Save this picture!© Tom KurekSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Tom KurekIt is only under the wood that a sealed structure is hidden. Siberian larch used here is characterized by very good durability. It is very dense, so it does not absorb water or moisture very easily – it is estimated that raw larch should be impregnated with oils approximately every 20years. You also do not need to clean it, just remember that from year to year will overlap an increasing patina. The owner wanted the living room to be traditionally facing south to let in a lot of sun. The designers proposed an opposite solution by reversing the perspective precisely because of the landscape.Save this picture!© Tom KurekFrom the north-east the house faces the most beautiful view – a meadow, trees and a small river, so there is the largest window. But ultimately the house has glazing from all four sides. In addition, there is a lot of wood inside, this time ash, which has an exceptionally beautiful grain. The floor was made of ash breath, 8 meters long, which is the entire width of the house. The roof truss is wooden, and the top of the kitchen island has been replaced with a raw piece of plank.Save this picture!© Tom KurekSave this picture!Section – AASave this picture!© Tom KurekBlack frames in large windows are not accidental – they frame the landscape and thus the interior connects seamlessly to it. In the private part, the bed and bath stand right next to the window, so that you can observe nature. In the garden only a few trees were planted, and the rest stayed, what it was – a wild meadow. Even the path was made of the usual dirt stones, between which the grass grows. No smoothing, trimming under the ruler.Save this picture!© Tom KurekProject gallerySee allShow lessAmore Pacific Research and Design Center / Álvaro Siza Vieira + Carlos Castanheira …Selected ProjectsSisters Houses / Daher Jardim ArquiteturaSelected Projects Share CopyHouses•Poznań, Poland Area:  272 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: PL.Architekci Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Photographs:  Tom Kurek Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily Manufacturers: Focus Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Poz 7 House / PL.ArchitekciSave this projectSavePoz 7 House / PL.Architekci Poz 7 House / PL.Architekci Poland ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/954426/poz-7-house-prchitekci Clipboard CopyAbout this officePL.ArchitekciOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPoznanOn FacebookPoznańPolandPublished on January 11, 2021Cite: “Poz 7 House / PL.Architekci” 11 Jan 2021. 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American InterContinental University London Fashion Shows raise more than £2.5k for The Esther Benjamins Trust

first_img  78 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 22 July 2010 | News Tagged with: Events fashion London AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis LONDON (July 21, 2010) — American InterContinental University (AIU) London has announced its end-of-year graduate fashion show raised almost £1,000 for The Esther Benjamins Trust, a UK charity remembering Nepal’s forgotten children. AIU London has raised more than £2,500 for the charity through the school’s fashion shows since 2009.The glamorous invitation-only event was held at One Marylebone and showcased just a snapshot of the talent produced by AIU London this year. Soul sensation Kym Mazelle gave a powerful performance to open the event which also featured Lizzy Cundy as guest model. The runway featured 14 collections of AIU London students from North and South America, the Middle East and Europe with ground-breaking design work that embodied the most progressive international attitudes.All proceeds from the evening of glitz and glamour went to The Esther Benjamins Trust. Gill Stark, the dean of fashion at AIU London, said:“Celebrating the beginning of young graduates’ professional journeys wouldn’t seem right without raising as much money as possible for those less fortunate. We chose The Esther Benjamins Trust as they are a growing charity providing not only residential care but also education and vocational training initiatives for some of Nepal’s most marginalised young people.”The Esther Benjamins Trust has grown to become the leading UK registered charity that focuses solely on improving the lives of Nepal’s most vulnerable children including child trafficking victims and former street children.Philip Holmes founder of the charity said; “Support from AIU London is fantastic. Events such as these bring together inspirational young graduates and fashion insiders and help raise not only much needed funds but also the profile of The Esther Benjamins Trust; helping our voice to be heard.”For more information about AIU London please visit www.aiulondon.ac.uk and for information on The Esther Benjamins Trust visit www.ebtrust.org.uk. American InterContinental University London Fashion Shows raise more than £2.5k for The Esther Benjamins Trustlast_img read more

Givey study reveals barriers to payroll giving but employees keen to donate

first_imgGivey study reveals barriers to payroll giving but employees keen to donate Melanie May | 8 December 2016 | News  118 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis39 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis39 53% of working adults in the UK say are never asked which charitable causes they want to support through payroll giving and 51% do not fully understand their organisation’s CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) initiatives, according to statistics from Givey.Givey questioned 2,000 employed adults in the UK on how they felt about their companies’ corporate donation strategies. As well as more than half stating that they are never asked which causes they would like their payroll giving to support, 29% said their employer does not reflect the causes they care about while a fifth (21%) said they would donate 20% more through their employer if the causes were relevant to issues they cared about.Younger workers were the most willing to increase their donations with 27% of 18-34 year olds saying they would do so. Regionally, Londoners were the most keen to give more, with 30% of Londoners saying would boost their charitable donations by 20% or more, above national average of 21%.Over a third (36%) of employees also said they felt their organisation should be doing more. Among those aged 18-34 this rose to 44%. An equal percentage of Londoners felt the same with the capital standing out as the region with the highest levels of dissatisfaction on this point.Neil Mehta, CEO of Givey said:“Our research reveals a nation of ethically conscious employees who are keen to do more to support worthy causes, however they’re faced with multiple barriers in the workplace that prevent them from putting their hard-earned money where it matters most to them.”Key findings: Advertisement Tagged with: payroll giving Payroll Giving Scheme research About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Over half (51%) of employed UK adults do not fully understand what their organisation’s CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) initiatives are36% of all employees would like CSR donations to do more to support local community projects and charities28% of Scottish workers said their employer could do more, while in London this increased to 44%Amongst those aged 18-34, 44% also felt employers could do more29% of working adults feel their employer’s corporate giving structure does not reflect the causes they want to support, rising to a third of 18-34 year olds and 40% of workers in London30% of Londoners would boost their charitable donations by 20% or more, against the national average of 21%34% of Londoners said they were frustrated their company only supports the nation’s largest charities with a quarter (24%) of UK workers overall feeling the same Employees aged 18-34 were the most disappointed by the lack of scope in charitable causes their workplace supported, with 35% feeling frustratedOver a fifth (21%) of working adults would donate 20% extra through work if their employer adopted a more liberal approach to donations and agreed to back the causes that mattered most to themYounger workers were the most willing to increase their donations with 27% of 18-34 year olds saying they would contribute more.  117 total views,  1 views todaylast_img read more

Apache Corporation donates trees statewide

first_img WhatsApp Facebook Apache Corporation donates trees statewide Facebook Twitter Previous articleECISD police make Christmas deliveriesNext articleLoss, Grief, and the HolidaysIn Remembrance of Evan James Hill Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest Apache Corp. has announced the donation of more than 64,000 trees to 56 nonprofit partner organizations through the annual Apache Tree Grant Program.  Several of the organizations are in West Texas: >> Andrews County Parks Department. >> City of Alpine. >> City of Big Spring. >> Keep Levelland Beautiful (Levelland Chamber of Commerce). >> Keep Midland Beautiful. >> Keep Odessa Beautiful. >> Keep San Angelo Beautiful. >> The Field’s Edge Since the program’s launch in 2005, the company has provided more than 4.8 million trees to partner organizations in 17 states. Plantings from this year’s grants began in October 2020 and will continue through May 2021.center_img WhatsApp Twitter Local News TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – December 18, 2020 Pinterestlast_img read more

Mc Hugh’s lack of Irish challenged in Dail as protests are planned for Dublin…

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest By News Highland – July 16, 2014 Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Google+ Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published News Facebook Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img Twitter LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Previous articleICSA says it may withdraw from the Quality Assurance scheme if prices don’t improveNext articleGarda acussed of harassing two women given time to engage with Mental Health Services News Highland A Fianna Fail TD says the new Minister for Gaeltacht Affairs cannot communicate with his target audience.Éamon Ó Cuív has raised concerns that Joe McHugh is not a fluent Irish speaker.The Donegal North East TD – who is from outside the Gaeltacht area – says he will take a “refresher course” in the language in the coming weeks.But Deputy Ó Cuív says it’s worrying that the Minister may be unable to take part in media discussions and debates as Gaeilge……………….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/ocuivjoe.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.During questions to Arts, Heritage and thwe Gaeltacht Minister Heather Humphries, who is not an Irish speaker, Deputy O’Cuiv directed a question in Irish to MInister Mc Hugh about Ferry services on the Aran Islands.The Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett intervened, and the question was answered in English by Minister Humphries……………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/joedailchallenge1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.A number of protests are now being planned, Conradh na Gaeilge will protest this afternoon outside the Taoiseach’s office, while a protest takes place outside the Department of the Gaeltacht offices in Gweedore on Friday at noon. Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mc Hugh’s lack of Irish challenged in Dail as protests are planned for Dublin and Gweedore Google+ Twitter Pinterestlast_img read more

Best Buy lays off 5,000 staffers, increases store closures

first_img Message* “There will be higher thresholds on renewing leases as we evaluate the role each store plays,” CEO Corie Barry said, according to CNN.The company currently has around 1,000 stores in the United States.The move comes as Best Buy’s online sales increase. Physical traffic to its stores has dwindled 15 percent during the three months ended Jan. 30. Meanwhile, comparable sales from stores and digital channels operating for at least 12 months, rose 12.6 percent during the same time period.“The customer has completely changed the way they are thinking about shopping,” Barry said on a call with reporters Thursday. “We have been doing everything we can to adjust to the new reality.”[WSJ, CNN] — Sasha JonesContact Sasha Jones Email Address* Best Buy has closed about 20 of its big-box stores in each of the past two years (iStock)Best Buy had a successful 2020 — but the electronics retailer is scaling back.The company laid off 5,000 full-time workers this month and will add 2,000 part-timers, according to the Wall Street Journal, part of a larger pattern of shrinking its staff throughout the year. Best Buy had about 123,000 workers at the start of its last fiscal year, a number that shrank to 102,000 at the end of the year.It has also closed about 20 of its big-box stores in each of the past two years but expects to close more this year, CNN reported. The retailer has 450 store leases coming up for renewal in the next three years, it said on a call with investors Thursday.Read moreBest Buy signs lease for new store at 535 FifthHere are Manhattan’s priciest retail leases of 2020 Target to open 40 new stores a year; Q3 income jumps Tags Share via Shortlink Full Name* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Commercial Real EstateRetail Real Estatelast_img read more

Assistant/Associate Curator – AI and Biological and/or Cultural Diversity Past and Present(68327)

first_imgAI and Biological and/or Cultural Diversity Past and PresentThe University of Florida (UF) is embarking on a campus-widestrategic initiative to hire clusters of faculty with expertise inArtificial Intelligence (AI). As part of this initiative, theFlorida Museum ofNatural History (FLMNH) is seeking qualified applicants withinnovative research interests and experience for a 12-month,tenure-track faculty position specializing in AI applications forunderstanding biological and/or cultural diversity. This positionwill be filled at the Assistant or Associate faculty level in theFLMNHDepartment of Natural History .The FLMNH, a college-level unit within UF, is a vibrant communityof about 300 employees, including 32 full-time faculty, UFundergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral researchassociates, and museum collections, education, and administrativesupport staff. As the official state museum of Florida, our coremission includes stewardship of 40 million specimens and artifacts,award-winning exhibitions, diverse public programs, and emergingvirtual and digital engagement. The FLMNH Department of NaturalHistory’s research and collections programs are world class andattract about $10 million annually in government and philanthropicsupport.The FLMNH enjoys cross-campus collaborations with many of the 16 UFcolleges, including those of potential relevance to this newfaculty position: Agricultural and Life Sciences (Institute of Foodand Agricultural Sciences), Education, Engineering, Journalism andCommunications, Libraries, and Liberal Arts and Sciences. Thisposition requires a strong commitment to university education,museum-based research, and outreach. Interactions with alliedacademic departments include affiliate professorship status withresponsibility for supervision of graduate students and teaching atleast one formal course per year. Interdisciplinary UF institutes,such as the Informatics Institute, Biodiversity Institute, andGenetics Institute, offer additional opportunities forcollaboration.We seek to strengthen FLMNH’s global leadership role inbiodiversity informatics by hiring a creative, interdisciplinaryscholar whose research and teaching focus on innovative approachesusing machine learning (ML) and computer vision, as applied tonatural history data sources. This position is part of amulti-college cluster hire under the theme of AI and the Resilientand Built Environment. We invite candidates who ask and answerquestions about changes in biological and/or cultural diversitythrough space and time and whose interests include working withburgeoning media and information generated from natural historydatasets, community scientists, and in-situ and remote sensors.Possible data sources include 2D and 3D images, audio and video,and genetic data from the domains of biodiversity, paleontology,and archaeology. Preferred candidates will have a strong foundationin statistical ML, deep-learning, and working in scalable computingenvironments. We especially encourage applications from candidateswho contribute to the diversity, inclusivity, and excellence of theacademic community and who have experience working with underservedand/or underrepresented student populations. FLMNH has madestrategic investments in biodiversity informatics and is a nationaland international leader in this area. Its leadership position isfurther enhanced by iDigBio, the national hub for digitization ofnatural history specimens, and multiple funded infrastructureprojects in imaging and media creation. The successful candidatewill join other FLMNH faculty who are currently using [email protected] include a Ph.D., or equivalent, in biology,anthropology, geography, engineering, computer science, or otherrelevant discipline.Interested applicants must apply online at https://account.interfolio.com/login?apply=82273. Applicants must submit (1) cover letter; (2) full CV, includinglist of peer-reviewed publications and grants received; (3)research statement; (4) education and outreach statement; (5)statement describing the applicant’s contributions to diversity,equity, and inclusion through teaching, research, or service; and(6) names and email addresses of a minimum of 3 professionalreferences (do not send letters). For more information, pleasevisit FLMNHDepartment of Natural History .Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2021, andwill continue until the position is filled.The final candidate will be required to provide an officialtranscript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript willnot be considered official if a designation of “Issued to Student”is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outsideof the United States must be evaluated by a professionalcredentialing service provider approved by National Association ofCredential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found athttp://www.naces.org/ .For inquiries concerning this position, contact Dr. Pam Soltis,Search Chair, psoltis (at) flmnh.ufl.edu.The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institutiondedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty andstaff. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to applyfor this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida RelaySystem at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibilityto work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance withFlorida’s Sunshine Law.The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.last_img read more

The Blues Brothers’ Matt “Guitar” Murphy Dies At Age 88

first_imgRolling Stone reports that Matt “Guitar” Murphy, guitarist from the Blues Brothers, passed away on Friday at the age of 88. Murphy, in addition to his iconic role in 1980 classic film, The Blues Brothers, was a famed guitarist, collaborating with blues legends like Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, and Memphis Slim. Murphy had also previously worked with Chuck Berry, Ike Turner, Etta James, Otis Rush, Willie Dixon, Buddy Guy, and Sonny Boy Williamson.However, Murphy will largely be best remember due to his role in The Blues Brothers. Murphy secured the gig after Dan Akroyd and John Belushi attended one of Murphy’s shows with harpist James Cotton in the 1970s, with Akroyd and Belushi inviting Murphy to join the Blues Brothers’ touring band. Murphy went onto appear in both the 1980 film, The Blues Brothers, and the 1998 film, Blues Brothers 2000, in addition to appearing on the albums Briefcase Full of Blues (1978), Made In America (1982), and both movies’ soundtracks. In the original movie, Murphy played the husband of Aretha Franklin, leading to the iconic moment in the film where Aretha Franklin sings her spirited rendition of “Think”.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>[Video: Juanjo de Goya]Murphy was born in Sunflower, Mississippi, though attended school in Memphis. After learning how to play guitar as a child, he moved to Chicago in 1948, where he joined on with the Howlin’ Wolf Band. Chicago served as a launching pad for Murphy’s career, going onto work with many famed collaborators to work with ranging from Chuck Berry to Etta James to Buddy Guy to Otis Rush. However, Murphy also led his own project in between his work with the Blues Brothers and others, releasing albums including 1990’s Way Down South and 2000’s Lucky Charm.Rest in peace, Matt Murphy. You will be missed, but not forgotten.last_img read more

HSPH postdoc leads alarming health care study

first_imgTamil Kendall, a Canadian Institutes of Health Research postdoctoral researcher with the Women and Health Initiative and a Takemi Fellow in HSPH’s Department of Global Health and Population, is an expert in gender and HIV in Latin America who worked in the region for over a decade. She is lead author of a new four-country study that found that health care providers in Latin America are pressuring women living with HIV to be sterilized, and are sometimes even sterilizing them without consent.Read an interview with Kendall at the link below. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Panelists encourage Notre Dame students to follow their passions

first_imgWhen Notre Dame men’s lacrosse head coach Kevin Corrigan began his coaching career, he knew he was dedicating his life to something he loved. “Find that thing you want to do,” Corrigan said. “Do something you’re passionate about.” Life after college may be uncertain and expectations of students are high, but Corrigan and three other panelists encouraged students to follow their passions and make their dreams a reality during Friday’s panel, “Discerning Vocation in a World of Expectations,” held after a lacrosse scrimmage and live concert at Arlotta Lacrosse Stadium. When panelist Eric Byington, current assistant director of women’s rights organization Calling All Crows and founder of the Elias Fund, worked for a mortgage company, he quickly discovered he lacked passion for his job. “It was draining my soul in a lot of ways,” he said. Byington quit his job and began the Elias Fund, a nonprofit organization that raises money to alleviate poverty and pay for children’s schooling fees in Zimbabwe. “I traveled for three months in Africa, and what struck me most were the people’s friendships and relationships,” he said. During his travel, Byington learned an African saying, “I am strong if you are strong.” “This saying embodied everything I was experiencing in Zimbabwe. It means together we’re all going to be stronger,” he said. The Elias Fund practices this saying as it works to strengthen the people in poverty-stricken Zimbabwean communities. “We can’t stop learning,” Byington said. “Higher education is important, but there is so much to learn from world experience.” All panelists said they had to take risks to follow their passions. Panelist Peter Friedman, Emmanuel College lacrosse assistant coach and co-founder of Triskallian Tours, encouraged students to evaluate risks before beginning a new project. “You’ll have to take risks,” he said. “You have to be willing to work twice as hard in the beginning to get a new project started.” Friedman’s risk was to start Triskallian Tours, an educational-travel and community service program that takes high school students to various locations in Latin America. Panelist Kevin Dugan, manager of Youth and Community Programs in the Notre Dame Athletic Department and director of men’s lacrosse operations, also discussed the risks new projects require. “My father said, ‘The person who never took a risk, no one knows his name,’” Dugan said. “To take a risk, you have to throw your heart over the fence. How much do you believe in yourself? Are you willing to bet on yourself?” Dugan’s love for lacrosse led him to found Fields of Growth, an organization that encourages passion through lacrosse and promotes community growth in Uganda. This Christmas, Notre Dame seniors Nick Gunty and Brian Powers will go to Uganda with Dugan’s Fields of Growth organization to record a CD with a Ugandan children’s choir. Gunty and Powers, who sang and played guitar before the panel discussion, are following their passion and plan to pursue a career in music after graduation. Notre Dame’s Gender Relations Center (GRC) and the Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team sponsored the panel. “In college, there is lots of pressure for students to perform well, lots of anxiety for students to decide who they are,” GRC Assistant Director Elizabeth Moriarty said. “Collaborative events like the panel discussion provide a forum for people to discern a sense of identity and talk about important issues.”last_img read more