Guest House in Aira / Plan21

first_imgPhotographs:  Akira Ueda 2016 Houses CopyHouses, Extension•Aira, Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/901170/guest-house-in-aira-plan21 Clipboard “COPY” Guest House in Aira / Plan21 ArchDaily CopyAbout this officePlan21OfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionAiraJapanPublished on September 05, 2018Cite: “Guest House in Aira / Plan21” 04 Sep 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCoffee tablesFlexformCoffee Table – GipsyCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemWoodSculptformTimber Battens in Double Bay HouseStonesCosentinoSilestone and Dekton in Villa OmniaBricksNelissenInner Wall Bricks – LückingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade PanelsWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsEducational ApplicationsFastmount®Hidden Panel Fastener at Massey UniversitySealants / ProtectorsTOPCRETMicro-Coating – Baxab®More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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 stream Architects: Plan21 Area Area of this architecture project Japan Guest House in Aira / Plan21Save this projectSaveGuest House in Aira / Plan21Save this picture!© Akira Ueda+ 15Curated by María Francisca González Share Photographs Year:  Save this picture!© Akira UedaText description provided by the architects. This house is a pair of architectures where the main house and the guest house face each other across the watercourse. The main house was first built, and five years later the guest house was expanded. The place is located in the city of Aira, south of Japan, Kagoshima prefecture.Save this picture!© Akira UedaRecommended ProductsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Akira UedaOriginally Japanese houses were open and liberate. However, in recent years, housing in Japan has changed greatly and is becoming closed. In response to that situation, this house was designed to regain its original liberating housing shape. On extending the guest house, I reuse the two spatial elements that the past Japanese houses had. They are the space under the eaves and the dirt floor.Save this picture!Perspective SketchThe interior floor of the guest house is finished with a dirt floor. The dirt floor extends from indoors to the outdoors, and the outdoor part is covered with large eaves. Beyond the eaves beneath there is a courtyard with plants, and further, beyond that, there is a main house across the watercourse.Save this picture!© Akira UedaIn recent years many Japanese houses have abandoned their spatial elements, shut off from the outside with aluminum sash and air conditioner. As a result, many Japanese houses lose contact with outside nature and become like autism. In this house, we connect indoor and outdoor with the dirt floor, cover it with large eaves, and realizing a living integrated with nature.Save this picture!© Akira UedaProject gallerySee allShow lessSignature House / 100A associatesSelected ProjectsBank of Thailand’s Northeastern Region Office / Plan architectSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/901170/guest-house-in-aira-plan21 Clipboard Area:  1200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Projectslast_img read more

Hovis to drive white bread as sales surge

first_imgPremier Foods has announced strong growth for Hovis’ branded bakery, and plans to push for further sales of white bread.In the firm’s preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2009, it announced that branded bakery sales for Hovis grew by 13.5% to £370m, though it explained the increase in volume sales was partly offset by pricing with the proportion of bread sold on promotion higher than in 2008.Retailer brand bakery fell by 15.6% to £179m, but Premier noted that the loss in non-branded sales was “more than offset” by increased volumes of branded bread. Regarding future opportunities, Premier said growth was still available from “expanding in segments of the market in which Hovis is under-represented, such as white bread”.Total bakery sales in the Hovis division were up 2% to £549m. Milling sales fell by 16.8% to £193m, as raw material costs had a significant effect, according to the firm. This resulted in a fall in total sales for Hovis of 3.6% to £742m. However, trading profit for the division was up 75% from £24m in 2008 to £42m in 2009.last_img read more

Take a ‘strategy-first’ approach to data management

first_imgRaj Rathi continue reading » While traditional data warehouses will remain an important tool for addressing business issues and unearthing insights, data democratization is becoming increasingly important.Data management technology should allow users across the organization to access data and garner insights, no matter where data is ingested in a traditional data warehouse, says Raj Rathi, director of analytics for AdventEdge Analytics, a CUNA Strategic Services alliance provider.He addressed the co-located CUNA Technology and CUNA Operations & Member Experience Council Conferences Thursday in Chicago.“We should keep all the data in its raw format and decide how to use it later,” Rathi says.He cites four “V’s” driving this shift:center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

2022 World Cup draw: Eagles land in Pot 1

first_imgRelatedPosts Nigeria dying under Buhari’s jackboot, by Tunde Odesola Nigeria: We can’t breathe, by Gabriel Agbo Yes, Nigeria is collapsing forward, by Femi Adesina Three-African champions, the Super Eagles have retained their position as the 3rd highest African side in the FIFA world rankings, making them a Pot 1 team for the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers. With no international breaks since the last update, there has been little in the way of change across the board in the FIFA rankings monthly update. Despite this, the ranking still holds a lot of weight for African teams as the current installment is what will be used to determine the pots for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. In 31st place overall, Nigeria are the 3rd highest African side and as such find themselves in Pot 1 for the draw. Gernot Rohr’s men garnered a total of 1493 points to stay as the third-best team in Africa behind Senegal and Tunisia. The full set of pots is as follows: Pot 1: Senegal, Tunisia, Nigeria, Algeria, Morocco, Ghana, Egypt, Cameroon, Mali, Democratic Republic of the Congo. In Pot 2: Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, South Africa, Guinea, Uganda, Cape Verde, Gabon, Benin, Zambia, and the Congo. Pot 3 is made up of Madagascar, Mauritania, Libya, Mozambique, Kenya, Central Africa, Zimbabwe, Niger, Namibia, Guinea-Bissau, while Pot 4 have the likes of Malawi, Angola, Togo, Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Liberia, Djibouti The full draw takes place on January 21, 2020 in a Cairo hotel. Meanwhile, Belgium claimed the team of the year award for 2019. The Red Devils beat reigning world champions France to the title, thanks to results from 19 friendlies. 2022 Fifa World Cup hosts, Qatar, are the “Mover of the Year” having gained a striking 138 points over the course of a year they won the AFC Asian Cup. The next Fifa World Ranking will be published on February 20, 2020.Tags: 2022 World Cup QualifiersafricaNigeriaSuper Eagleslast_img read more

E-waste pilot project delivers

first_imgWorkers processed over 60 tons of e-waste in ten months. The aluminium rings used to make these pretty earrings came out of a harddrive. Left, an Africa-shaped clock made from a circuit board, and right, a prototype of the e-waste harddrive clock.(All images: HP e-waste plant)Janine ErasmusPreliminary results of a pilot project to tackle the growing problem of electronic waste, or e-waste, in Africa have been released, showing a number of beneficial spin-offs, including job creation and income generation.The project, taking place in South Africa, Kenya and Morocco, is run jointly by IT giant HP, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research, and the Global Digital Solidarity Fund, which works to narrow the digital divide on a global level. A number of local organisations and NGOs are also participating.E-waste is defined as electrical or electronic equipment which is waste, including all components, subassemblies and consumables which are part of the product at the time of discarding. It includes computers and entertainment electronics consisting of valuable as well as harmful and toxic components.The aim of the project is to assess and improve the current situation of e-waste management in Africa in such a way that more jobs can be created, especially in the informal recycling sector. It also seeks to incorporate proven informal processing activities into the scheme, and grow them into sustainable operations.Project manager Mathias Schluep of the Swiss research organisation said that they were keen to tap into “some of the incredible entrepreneurial skills in the informal sector in Africa. By providing tools and training we have removed potential environmental and health problems that can be caused by handling e-waste incorrectly.”As most e-waste in developing nations is still disposed of informally, there is little in the way of regulation to protect the workers who are exposed to harmful substances. These include heavy metals such as arsenic, lead and mercury, and chlorofluorocarbons.The three organisations involved have to date gathered important information on how African governments, organisations and society are managing e-waste, which is currently one of the fastest-growing sectors worldwide.“We see these projects in Africa as both providing employment opportunities for local communities and as a step towards a sustainable solution for tackling electronic waste in Africa,” said HP’s environmental business manager Klaus Hieronymi.Recycling as a last resortThe South African operation, located in the industrial area of Maitland, Cape Town, represented the main focus of the project. During its initial run from February to November 2008 the facility processed about 60 metric tons of electronic equipment, generated an impressive income of around R140 000 ($14 000) in the 10 months, and created direct employment for 19 people.The labour-intensive work involves low-tech material dismantling and component recovery from discarded electronic goods. Labourers were drawn from the local community, and were trained to refurbish and repair the unwanted equipment that poured in. Recycling was considered a last resort, and a few creative people even turned non-toxic waste into pieces of art, jewellery and useful items such as clocks.Information gathered from the pilot stage will be invaluable during the second phase, which will see the partners tackling the private sector and governments with a view to broadening the scope of the project to other countries and, eventually, the entire continent. It is hoped that the project will move to a sustainable level, with the deployment of medium to large infrastructure pilots in various countries.E-waste dilemmaThe Global Digital Solidarity Fund was delighted with the results, saying that the project has helped to solve the dilemma of what do with old equipment, since information technology is an important component of many developing countries’ economies. “We have moved some way to closing the loop by providing a model for safe and efficient treatment and disposal of e-waste,” commented spokesperson Cisse Kane.Assessment studies carried out in Kenya and Morocco have shed light on the e-waste situation in the two countries, particularly in terms of legislation, local awareness, infrastructure, and the total amount of waste generated.In Kenya the amount of waste produced from only computers, monitors and printers is about 3 000 tons every year, and this is growing. In 2007 the amount was 200% higher than in the previous year – this is attributed to the increasing importation of computers into the country. Steps should be taken now, said the project report, to address the emerging challenge.In Morocco the e-waste generated by all electronic equipment, including televisions, mobile phones and computers, adds up to a massive 30 300 tons.Neither country has any legislation in place to specifically address e-waste management. This is significant when considering the toxic content of e-waste. If not disposed of properly, heavy metals and other poisonous substances can leach out of discarded components into the soil or groundwater, contaminating plants and eventually the population.Formalisation of the e-waste recycling sector in the pilot countries is one of the issues to be tackled by the project as it moves into a higher gear.Keeping South Africa cleanIn South Africa the awareness of the importance of proper e-waste disposal is growing, and there are already a number of disposal points around the country. More information and exact locations can be found on the website of the E-waste Association of South Africa.E-waste activist Johnny Clegg, better known as one of South Africa’s most loved musicians, has taken up the cause in his capacity as co-founder of black economic empowerment company Vuthela Services. Vuthela is the majority shareholder of e-waste recycling specialist African Sky.“Europe generates more than 500-million tons of e-waste every year,” said Clegg. “If South Africa picked up just 5% of it, we could create 10 000 jobs.”South Africa has its own environmental watchdogs in the form of the Environmental Management Inspectors, better known as the Green Scorpions. This vigilant unit was formed in 2005 through an amendment to the national Environmental Management Act, which then provided for the appointment of environmental inspectors by national and provincial government.The unit is made up of members of the national Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism as well as representatives from South Africa National Parks. The Green Scorpions are tasked with enforcing the country’s various environmental laws, and bringing to book those who contravene the legislation.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Contact Janine Erasmus at [email protected] articlesRecycle that old mobile Using waste to save the world Greenpeace takes on Africa Useful linksHPGlobal Digital Solidarity FundSwiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and ResearchThe Durban declaration on e-waste management in AfricaE-waste Association of South AfricaSwiss e-waste guideGreen ScorpionsSouth Africa National ParksDepartment of Environmental Affairs and Tourismlast_img read more

Happy Holidays from the Personal Finance Crew!

first_imgWe’ll be taking a break at the end of December, but we’re already looking forward to getting up and running in the new year with new blog topics, new web conferences, and more engagement in our social media spaces.We value your feedback: how can we better serve the Personal Finance Managers community in 2012? Please leave your comments!Have a happy holiday season and best wishes for a prosperous new year!last_img

a month agoMan Utd midfielder Mata insists good relationship with Mourinho

first_imgMan Utd midfielder Mata insists good relationship with Mourinhoby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Juan Mata insists he has a good relationship with Jose Mourinho.United signed Mata for £40million in 2014 after then Chelsea boss Mourinho made it clear the midfielder did not fit into his plans.Two years later, Mourinho was appointed United manager. Mata told the Daily Mail: “I have no personal bitterness towards him at all.”My football is not perfect for his idea of football. That’s what happens.”I was at Chelsea, player of the year for two years, everything was rosy and then he arrived with a different approach, which I respect because there is not only one approach in football.”So there was a football reason. I take it like it is. I went to United and after some time, he came to United, too.”I feel content and happy with myself because again the easiest decision would have been to leave, knowing his approach and my qualities.”But I didn’t leave and despite what many people said and wrote, I played more than people expected.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

How Do March Madness Bracket Pools Work?

first_imgWith the majority of the United States’ population set to partake in an NCAA Tournament bracket pool or two, we thought we’d give a quick rundown on how these pools work, for those unfamiliar with the concept. An NCAA Tournament bracket pool is a collection of people who are attempting to predict how the tourney will unfold, and, based on the scoring system, one man or woman will emerge as the victor of their respective pool when the tournament concludes.       IG/bmikolajekIG/bmikolajekTo start, you need to enter a pool. If you weren’t invited into one by someone else, you can enter one of the hundreds of public pools open on ESPN, CBS, or Yahoo. Next, you need to fill out your bracket, which is set to be released Sunday night on CBS. There are 67 games to pick – the four First Four games, the 32 Second Round games, the 16 Third Round games, the eight Sweet 16 games, the four Elite Eight games, the two Final Four games and the national championship game. The scoring of the bracket pools can vary depending on what platform you’re using, but, basically, you get a certain amount of points per each contest that you pick correctly. Typically, the amount of points you receive per win increases by round, so correctly picking the national champion will be worth far more points than correctly picking the winner of a Second Round game. If two or more brackets have totaled the same number of points at the end of the NCAA Tournament, there are tiebreakers. Usually, you’ll have to predict the score of the national title game, and the person with the closest score wins the tiebreaker. Now that you’ve got the NCAA Tournament bracket pools down, go out and win yourself some pools!last_img read more

Trump slams rate increases by independent Federal Reserve

first_imgWASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Thursday cast aside concerns about the Federal Reserve’s independence, saying he was “not happy” with the Fed’s recent interest rate increases.Trump told CNBC in an interview: “I don’t like all of this work that we’re putting into the economy and then I see rates going up.”Last month, the Fed raised its benchmark rate for a second time this year and projected two more increases in 2018. Its rate hikes are meant to prevent the economy from overheating and igniting high inflation. But rate increases also make borrowing costlier for households and companies and can weaken the pace of growth. In particular, the Fed’s most recent rate hikes could dilute some of the benefit of the tax cuts Trump signed into law last year.The president acknowledged that his comments about the Fed would likely raise concerns. The central bank has long been seen as needing to operate free of political pressure from the White House or elsewhere to properly manage interest rate policy.The Fed’s dual mandate is to maximize employment and stabilize prices. By maintaining its independence, the central bank can make politically contentious decisions to combat economic challenges, like the huge bond purchases it made after the 2008 financial crisis to help drive down long-term rates to support the economy. That policy drew rebukes from many Republican lawmakers.In February, Jerome Powell, Trump’s hand-picked choice, became Fed chairman. Last week, Powell said in an interview with the radio program Marketplacethat he didn’t expect to face pressure from the White House.“We have a long tradition here of conducting policy in a particular way, and that way is independent of all political concerns,” Powell said. “We do our work in a strictly nonpolitical way, based on detailed analysis, which we put on the record transparently.”He added, “No one in the administration has said anything to me that really gives me concern on this front.”The reaction to Trump’s remarks in the financial markets was muted. The U.S. dollar fell to 112.46 yen from 112.84 yen earlier, and yields on Treasurys dipped slightly.After Trump’s interview with CNBC was made public, Lindsay Walters, a White House spokeswoman, said the president “respects the independence of the Fed.”“The president’s views on interest rates are well-known, and his comments today are a reiteration of those long held positions, and public comments,” Walters said.Speaking about Fed policy in his interview with CNBC, Trump said he is “letting them do what they feel is best.”But his comments raised alarms, including with some former Fed officials who saw in his remarks a possible effort to apply public pressure on the central bank.“I am not pleased,” said Carl Tannenbaum, a former Chicago Fed official and chief economist at Northern Trust. “The remarks certainly aren’t an immediate threat to Fed independence, but they break with the tradition of respectful distance.”Randall Kroszner, a former Fed governor, said the central bank has withstood political pressure before and will continue to do so under Powell’s leadership.“The Fed has often faced political pressures — from Congress, presidents, Treasury secretaries and innumerable outside groups,” said Kroszner, an economics professor at the University of Chicago. “My experience at the Fed is consistent with what Jay Powell recently said — being non-political is deep in the Fed’s DNA — and I believe that Jay will keep it that way.”During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump was highly critical of the Fed and accused its policymakers of keeping rates at ultra-low levels to favour Democrats. But he also told CNBC during the campaign that he is a “low interest-rate-person.”Past efforts to apply political pressure on the Fed have sometimes hurt the economy. President Richard Nixon encouraged Arthur Burns, the Fed chairman at the time, to help boost economic growth ahead of Nixon’s 1972 landslide re-election. That episode ultimately triggered runaway inflation that took a decade to tame and required raising the Fed’s policy rate above 15 per cent — more than eight times the rate’s current average.George H.W. Bush’s administration complained that he felt the Fed’s failure to cut rates more quickly in 1992 contributed to his re-election defeat that year.When Robert Rubin led President Bill Clinton’s National Economic Council, he adopted a rule of never commenting on the Fed’s actions — a policy that was subsequently followed by the George W. Bush and Obama administrations.___AP Economics Writer Martin Crutsinger contributed to this report.last_img read more

Etihad Airways loses 128 bn in 2018 in 3rd year of losses

first_imgDubai: Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways said Thursday it lost $1.28 billion in 2018, the third-straight year the government-owned long-haul carrier has lost over a billion dollars. Since 2016, Etihad has lost a total of 4.75 billion as its strategy of aggressively buying stakes in airlines from Europe to Australia to compete against Emirates and fellow rival Qatar Airways exposed the company to major losses. In the time since, it has embarked on a cost-cutting initiative and recently announced it would restructure planned aircraft purchases from Airbus and Boeing. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in Sep”Our transformation is instilling a renewed sense of confidence in our customers, our partners and our people,” Etihad Aviation Group CEO Tony Douglas said in a statement announcing the results. The airline reported revenues of $5.86 billion in 2018, down from 6 billion in 2017. It flew 17.8 million passengers last year, down from 18.6 million the year prior. Previously, Etihad reported losses of $1.52 billion for 2017 and $1.95 billion in 2016. It blamed “challenging market conditions and effects of an increase in fuel prices” in part for the loss in 2018. Abu Dhabi’s rulers launched Etihad in 2003, competing with the established Dubai government-owned carrier Emirates that flies out of Dubai International Airport only 115 kilometers (70 miles) away. Last year, Etihad began loaning pilots to Emirates under a new program.last_img read more