first_img Residential Architecture ArchDaily United States “COPY” Year:  Nearpoint Residence / Workshop Architecture|Design “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Kevin G. Smith+ 19 Share Architects: Workshop Architecture|Design Area Area of this architecture project Photographs 2009 Projects Photographs:  Kevin G. SmithText description provided by the architects. Design and Performance Save this picture!© Kevin G. SmithThe design was informed by four primary considerations:To form strong visual and spatial ties to landscape and daylight.To limit use of resources through compactness, energy efficiency, and durability.To create relationships between lifestyle, environment, and thermal performance.To optimize exterior envelope, aperture, and building systems requirements. Save this picture!© Kevin G. SmithStretched long the house creates a sequential and spatial response to the changing landscape character of the ridge. Beginning with the very near, ground-related forest understory, the spatial scale of the house expands as one moves out the ridge to engage the distant panorama before returning to the intimate adjacent landscape. Save this picture!© Kevin G. SmithGround intervention and site disruption are minimized by inserting the structure within an existing vegetative clearing and cantilevering the primary living areas off of a compact basement footprint. Save this picture!© Kevin G. SmithUse Groups are configured to optimize program specificity, social function, landscape interaction, environmental relationships, and energy performance. Save this picture!© Kevin G. SmithCollective spaces + stable long term inhabitation + big landscape connectionIndividual spaces + intermittent inhabitation + near landscape connectionPrivate spaces + intermittent / night time inhabitation + limited landscape connection Save this picture!© Kevin G. SmithThis strategy drives the spatial and resultant formal configuration of the house, enabling high performance and environmental zone control between adjacent living areas. Save this picture!© Kevin G. SmithOperability mediates issues of privacy, thermal performance, activity, sunlight, daylight, and climate at use group, building, and environment interface. Save this picture!© Kevin G. SmithSpecificity of exterior envelope, aperture, and building systems optimize interior environment conditions. Passive winter heating is achieved with a continuous south facing clerestory designed at an optimum slope and orientation for solar photovoltaic energy and solar hot water production. Radiant in-floor heating system with thermal mass concrete floors and ample natural ventilation regulate a temperate environment throughout the year. Save this picture!© Kevin G. SmithMaterials selected for performance. Standing-seam metal cladding wraps the building’s exterior walls and roof. Fireproof and durable, it provides a protective shell. Within this shell, softer woods of fir and cedar, like a fleece pullover, wrap the surfaces of human contact. Finished in either white or ebony semi-transparent stains, these soft woods seek to be both abstract and materially expressive. Bamboo casework and blackened steel accents compliment the environmentally honest palate. Save this picture!© Kevin G. SmithUnique Properties Of The NorthBig sliding doorsThe house is transformable. Save this picture!© Kevin G. SmithIt is organized into different types of spaces that require similar thermal performance, social function, and landscape/environment relationships.These smaller “use groups” allow for high performing environmental control. Save this picture!© Kevin G. SmithTo optimize the thermal performance, big sliding doors allow each thermal use group to be either connected or isolated from the others. Save this picture!© Kevin G. SmithA winter house Save this picture!PlanOn the exterior, cool gray metal siding with a warm white wood. This is a considered material palette for the snowy long winters. Save this picture!SectionsOn the interior, warm rich woods as surfaces of contact.Selected materials with textures that catch the low sun angles. Save this picture!ModelSeasonal change | daily change Save this picture!ModelThe planning of the house recognizes the temporal aspects of inhabitation and provides a variety of idealized spaces that respond to the extreme seasonal change of the North, as well as the daily change of family life. Primarily, the south deck and the western living space with the adjacent covered deck seek to bridge these swings by providing for distinctly winter/daytime spaces as well as summer/evening spaces, respectively. Save this picture!ModelSun and view….polar opposites Views are primarily to the north, the sun to the south. The design lifts the roof of the collective spaces to create a south facing clerestory. This design move provides year round sunlight into the main living space and a skyview of Near Point, a local mountain ridge just above the house. Roof slope is aligned for optimal solar exposure and photovoltaic and solar hot water panel arrays. Shelter As an intense environment, the north, at times, commands inner thought, reflection, and calmness. Coupled with the clients demanding professional responsibilities and active lifestyle a variety of spaces needed to respond accordingly. With large social functions and everyday use the public realm of the house lives big. Refuge and security can be found in adjacent closed spaces, such as the tatami room, a very specific meditative space with strong ties to the landscape.Project gallerySee allShow lessUpdate: Paysages en Exil / Nicolas Dorval-Bory + Raphaël BétillonArticlesTraveltime International Workshop in TurkeyArticlesProject locationAddress:Anchorage, AK, USALocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Area:  2900 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyResidential Architecture•Anchorage, United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Nearpoint Residence / Workshop Architecture|DesignSave this projectSaveNearpoint Residence / Workshop Architecture|Design CopyAbout this officeWorkshop Architecture|DesignOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureWoodAnchorageHousesUnited StatesPublished on July 25, 2010Cite: “Nearpoint Residence / Workshop Architecture|Design” 25 Jul 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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first_imgNews Updates[Lockdown] Karnataka HC Allows Supermarkets To Remain Open 24×7 To Ensure Uninterrupted Supply Of Essential Items [Read Order] Mustafa Plumber21 April 2020 11:33 PMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court has dismissed a petition filed challenging the order of the Director General and Inspector General of Police, allowing super markets to remain open 24×7, to ensure uninterrupted supply of grocery and other essential items to citizens. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice B V Nagarathna while disposing off the petition filed by Sandhya…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Karnataka High Court has dismissed a petition filed challenging the order of the Director General and Inspector General of Police, allowing super markets to remain open 24×7, to ensure uninterrupted supply of grocery and other essential items to citizens. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice B V Nagarathna while disposing off the petition filed by Sandhya U Prabhu said “It cannot be disputed that in lockdown period, it is the duty of the State Government and Central Government to ensure the uninterrupted supply of grocery and other essential articles to the citizens. Depending upon the circumstances and local situation, it is for the authorities to take a decision regarding the time during which grocery shops and supermarkets can be kept open. The state government can always issue directions for strictly observing social distancing and other norms.” The petitioner had argued that “If the supermarkets are kept open 24×7, a large number of people will enter the supermarkets and will touch the articles which are displayed for sale. This will result in the spread of Covid-19. Thus the working hours of super markets will have to be restricted.” The bench said “The decision to keep open super markets 24×7 relates to purely a policy decision. We do not find anything arbitrary in the said policy decision and therefore, no interference is called for by this court in writ jurisdiction.” The petition had also opposed the decision of permitting the use of 180, Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) buses for facilitating transport of people for ensuring that a provision is made for rendering essential services. The petitioner had argued that “Cleanliness is not maintained in BMTC buses and if permission to travel is granted to 20 passengers in a bus, it will again result in spread of Covid-19.” The court rejected the argument saying “It cannot be disputed that for the Government employees and for the employees of the local authorities, who are working in the departments providing essential services, transport arrangement has to be made by the authorities. Necessary measures are being taken for maintaining social distancing while traveling is allowed by BMTC buses. We do not find per se anything wrong, arbitrary or illegal in the decision taken to allow BMTC buses to be used for transportation of persons who are connected with providing the essential services.”Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more

first_img Grants will ease families’ financial burden substantially; community service a draw The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. 43,330 apply to College Class of ’23 Nearly 83 percent of students admitted to the Class of 2023 have chosen to matriculate at Harvard College. The yield for the Class of 2022 was 81.7 percent. Because of the high yield, only a small number of students will be admitted from the waiting list over the coming weeks.“Harvard is indebted to the many undergraduates, faculty, and alumni who have helped attract so many of the nation’s and world’s promising students,” said William R. Fitzsimmons, dean of admissions and financial aid. “That outreach and guidance provide the critical difference by informing prospective students of the robust opportunities that await them in Cambridge.”Visitas, Harvard’s April visiting program, once again provided a warm welcome to newly admitted students. Faculty members, administrators, and current undergraduates conducted panel discussions and fielded questions from admitted students during Visitas, while alumni hosted numerous “admit parties” and telephoned admitted students in their local areas.Students with the Undergraduate Admissions Council, Undergraduate Minority Recruitment Program, Harvard Financial Aid Initiative, Harvard First Generation Program, and Harvard College Connection also targeted their efforts this year by again calling and emailing their peers to answer questions and highlight specific opportunities for students: 130-plus freshman seminars; a robust advising system that provides more than 400 first-year advisers, 200 peer advising fellows, and 60 resident proctors; research opportunities with close faculty collaboration; the creation of 49 secondary fields; and a revised General Education program.Financial aid was a crucial consideration for a large segment of those enrolling in the Class of 2023. “Harvard’s financial aid program has continued to open the doors to low- and middle-income students,” said Jake Kaufmann, Griffin Director of Financial Aid, noting that more than half of the entering class applied for financial aid; 20 percent qualified for the low-income portion of the Harvard Financial Aid Initiative; more than 23.3 percent requested application fee waivers; and 14.5 percent are first-generation college students. Related Harvard College admits 1,950 to Class of ’23 Applications rose 1.4 percent from last year Over the past year, Harvard spent $200 million on undergraduate financial aid. One in five Harvard families has an annual income of less than $65,000 and pays nothing toward the cost of the student’s education. Families with incomes up to $150,000 with typical assets pay 10 percent or less of their annual incomes, and many with higher incomes also qualify for assistance depending on individual circumstances. The families of Harvard students receiving need-based financial aid pay an average of only $12,000, and students are never required to take out loans to cover the cost of their education.Harvard is committed to ensuring that all students take full advantage of their College experience. In addition to grant aid to cover the basic cost of attendance, Harvard provides more than $6 million annually in additional funding to students, supporting everything from winter coats to music lessons to studying abroad to public service internships to laboratory research experiences. Harvard’s neediest students also receive a $2,000 “start up” grant to help ease their transition to the College and allow them to explore the vast opportunities available to them year-round.At this time, women and men each comprise about 50 percent of the class. Prospective social science concentrators constitute 26.1 percent; 19 percent are interested in the biological sciences, 16 percent in the humanities, 10.5 percent in engineering, 7.6 percent in computer science, 7 percent in the physical sciences, 6.8 percent in mathematics, and 7.1 percent are undecided. Asian Americans make up 25.6 percent of the class, African Americans 13.1, Latinx 11.8 percent, and Native Americans and Native Hawaiians 2.2 percent. International students constitute 13.1 percent of the class. Geographical origins of the Class of 2023 are similar to last year’s class. Six veterans and 28 students who expressed an interest in ROTC are among the members of the Class of 2023. In recent years, Harvard has increased efforts to recruit individuals who have served in the U.S. military, working with the Defense Department, joining Service to School’s Vetlink program in 2017, and conducting outreach via community college centers for veterans.“Recruiting for next year’s Class of 2024 is already underway,” said Marlyn McGrath, director of admissions. “We have communicated with thousands of prospective students through electronic and social media, and our outreach efforts are more multifaceted than ever before. Recruitment ‘season’ truly never ceases.”Staff will visit 70 locations in the United States this month and another 80 during the fall in addition to doing some international travel. Thousands of prospective students and their families have already visited Cambridge over the past few months, attending group information sessions and tours.last_img read more

first_img During his visit, Desch, chair of the Political Science Department at Notre Dame, got a V.I.P tour of the Pentagon and witnessed a head of state visit from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “I was literally the only person that wasn’t part of the security details there for that visit,” Desch said with a laugh. “Netanyahu’s security people couldn’t figure out who I was. They kept eyeing me.” The two former colleagues will reunite again in May — this time at Notre Dame. Gates, who took office in December 2006, will deliver the University’s 166th Commencement on May 22 at Notre Dame Stadium. Desch — who held a chaired position in Gates’ name at Texas A&M while Gates was president of the university — knows the Commencement speaker on a personal level, and has invited him to speak at Notre Dame in the past. “I could have planted that seed for the idea of inviting Gates to be Commencement speaker,” Desch said. But Desch wasn’t part of the selection process for the speaker, and was pleasantly surprised when he heard his old colleague would come speak at the University. Desch said Gates was well-respected by faculty and students during his tenure as president of Texas A&M from 2002-2006. His appointment as university president was controversial, Desch said, because of his governmental ties to the administrations of Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush. The Aggies, or A&M alumni, also saw him as an outsider. “But Gates was so effective as president that the Aggies quickly decided he was an Aggie all along, even though he had never gone to school there,” he said. While leading Texas A&M, Gates displayed qualities similar to what Desch said appeared later in his leadership style as defense secretary. “People say what makes him so influential in Washington these days is that he’s careful, he picks his fights, is smart about how he goes about things and doesn’t get up and pontificate,” Desch said. “Bob is not somebody whose ego gets in the way of getting what he wants.” Desch said the qualities that helped Gates win over the Aggies at Texas A&M made him ideal to serve as defense secretary under both President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama. “The fact that he served as secretary of defense in two different administrations, one Republican and one Democrat, is a pretty powerful indicator of where he stands as an American statesman,” Desch said. Gates has also served as director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and was a member of the Iraq Study Group, a bipartisan commission that examined the Iraq War. Desch said he is looking forward to seeing the former Texas A&M president speak at Notre Dame. Desch said he believes Gates is the “perfect” choice for Commencement speaker because of his position as a crucial statesman in the U.S. government. But perhaps, he said, what makes Gates the right choice is his record with students at Texas A&M. “The students loved him,” Desch said. The last time Professor Michael Desch saw Secretary of Defense Robert Gates was in Gates’ office in the Pentagon in 2009. The two had been colleagues at Texas A&M, and Desch was in Washington seeking the defense secretary’s help in a project to reconnect academia and military policy.last_img read more