Downley House / Birds Portchmouth Russum Architects

first_img Year:  Downley House / Birds Portchmouth Russum ArchitectsSave this projectSaveDownley House / Birds Portchmouth Russum Architects 2011 “COPY” Downley House / Birds Portchmouth Russum Architects “COPY” CopyAbout this officeBirds Portchmouth Russum ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHampshireUnited KingdomPublished on November 12, 2013Cite: “Downley House / Birds Portchmouth Russum Architects” 12 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily Architects: Birds Portchmouth Russum Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Projects Photographs:  Nick Kane Products translation missing: United Kingdom Save this picture!© Nick Kane+ 21 Share Save this picture!Courtesy of BPRText description provided by the architects. Introduction & Client’s brief – In 2009 the client purchased an existing ruin in the South Downs and held a limited architectural competition for a new family house. Their brief sought tranquil yet playful spaces, local natural textures, contrasts, in a home that was not obvious and optimized the beautiful landscape views. Save this picture!© Nick KaneThe Architectural Composition – The design is in the genre of English country houses enjoying an unfolding sequence of spaces and views and composed of simple geometric forms nestling within the landscape. A promenade is established which reveals changing experiences of the arcadian surroundings: It commences at the circular arrival court, extends via an oak pergola through the inner garden court, in which the ruin stands as a romantic verdant folly, to the cylindrical entrance hall. The internal circulation flows from the entrance hall and guest wing stair along the entrance façade and across the ‘Foudre’ dining hall to connect with a further staircase. This leads to the roof garden which enjoys a panoramic view of the valley and bridges to the hillside to complete the promenade into the landscape. Save this picture!© Nick KaneThe house is divided into two wings, one for the family and one for guests, to satisfy the clients contradictory brief which required space for their American relatives, while not intruding on their family life. The wings are linked by a large ‘foudre’ barrel inspired dining hall at the heart of the architectural promenade, which is aligned on the ruin entrance and has fully opening glazing connecting the inner entrance court to an informal south facing sunken terrace. Two cylindrical towers containing the entrance hall and primary staircase are placed symmetrically either side of the Foudre. Save this picture!© Nick KanePlanning Constraints – Downley House is located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, now designated as The South Downs National Park, and therefore a sensitive and inclusive approach was adopted. A previous proposal to refurbish and extend the existing ruin was granted planning approval in June 2007. The new house is of similar size and height to the earlier approval but set further back from the ruin. Following consultation with East Hampshire District Council, The South Downs National Park and Buriton Parish Council, the final application was submitted in March 2010 and permission was granted in May 2010. Method of Construction and Materials – The concrete ground slab and retaining walls were erected first. The main structure of the house was then constructed from pre-fabricated cross laminated timber (CLT) wall and floor panels, which were craned into place in six weeks. The guest and family wings used flat CLT panels, lined with insulation and clad with either local stone, timber or render. The ‘Foudre’ has laminated timber ribs over which curved CLT panels create a structural shell covered with insulation and a copper roof. This innovative sustainable construction enabled the full envelope to be quickly established and sealed to facilitate internal fitting out. Save this picture!© Nick KaneProcurement and Programme – The client was assisted by project managers and a site manager to organise procurement and managed the construction process himself, directly appointing sub contractors using packages of information prepared by the design team. The client created a non-conflictual atmosphere wherein all energies were directed towards efficiently creating an extremely high quality home. He sought that all builders and craftsmen ‘take ownership’ of their work, be proud of their ideas, skills and the final quality. Where appropriate, the client prioritised the quality of the craftsmanship over speed of construction. Work began on site in June 2010, and the client moved in for Christmas 2011 with all outstanding work completed by April 2012. There were no major setbacks to programme, other than a few weeks lost due to snow restricting use of the steep and narrow access road. Cost – The client maintained close control over the building budget, programme and procurement. He effectively undertook the role of main contractor and sought appropriately competitive subcontracts. As a result the project was very cost effective and was completed to his overall budget of £2.5 million. Save this picture!© Nick KaneSustainability & Inclusiveness – The house employs natural and locally sourced materials, a prefabricated timber structure and sophisticated environmental strategy to create a very low energy home. A combination of high insulation with good air sealing, earth tubes, mechanical ventilation with heat recovery and a ground source heat pump ensured no additional energy was required for heating last winter. The house has made a unique design contribution in the South Downs, generating positive interest within the local community including hosting an educational day for Ditcham Park School pupils to learn about the environmental and ecological technologies used. 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Transgender activist wins asylum

first_imgEstrella Sánchez, left, with her lawyer.Estrella Sánchez, a Mexican transgender woman, emerged on May 22 from immigration court in the Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Ga., with her asylum papers in one hand and her other hand raised in a fist.Despite a long, hard-fought battle that took 6 years, multiple denials of her asylum petition, months in detention, physical attacks and psychological trauma, Sánchez had prevailed.The details of her story are brutally painful to recount, but not so unusual for those fleeing violence in their home countries, whether from anti-LGBTQ violence, drug cartels or political repression.In her asylum petition, Sánchez recounted years of sexual abuse and rape while growing up in Mexico, beginning when she was 8 years old. Family members, as well as local authorities, directed their anti-trans animus at her, leaving her isolated and fearful. At 19, she fled for her life and crossed into the U.S. Promised work as a caregiver, she was instead held against her will in a Texas brothel for almost a year before making her escape.When she was picked up by police for driving without a license, she was sent to the Stewart Detention Center to await deportation. Stewart is an all-male facility, and Estrella Sánchez was subjected to harsh treatment and abuse by other detainees and guards. The for-profit facility responded by putting her in solitary confinement. When she was finally released from prison to await a hearing, she was ordered shackled with an ankle monitoring device.The immigration judge who heard her case was Dan Trimble, one of the most intransigent members on the U.S. Immigration Court. From 2012 to 2017, he denied asylum to immigrants in 95.8 percent of his cases, according to Transactional Records Clearinghouse.On three separate occasions, he denied Estrella Sánchez’s petition, rejecting her claims of abuse because of being transgender. The Department of Homeland Security, which also opposed her appeal, claimed that the social situation in Mexico had improved, and her life would no longer be in danger if she returned.When Sánchez was first scheduled to be deported back to Mexico, she finally found legal assistance, first, with Immigrant Equality and then, with pro bono lawyers from the Kilpatrick law firm in Atlanta.While all the legal work was being done, Sánchez became politically active in Atlanta and beyond. She is a constant presence at demonstrations and rallies for immigrant rights and against mass incarceration and deportation. Always wearing her traditional clothing, she has spoken at numerous conferences nationally and supported trans organizations. She was named a marshall for Atlanta’s 2017 Pride Parade, and there is a large, beautiful mural of her in the immigrant community along Buford Highway.In April, the Board of Immigration Appeals overturned Trimble’s third denial of Estrella Sánchez’s petition, finding no evidence that conditions in Mexico had improved so much that she would not suffer persecution as a transgender woman.  It instructed Trimble to grant her asylum.Sánchez can now apply for a green card and, after five years, will be eligible to apply for citizenship.Sánchez plans to continue her advocacy for transgender immigrants, a mission she has carried out for the last six years with the threat of deportation always on her mind. Relieved of that burden, Estrella Sánchez is now considering becoming an immigration lawyer.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

United Arab Emirates

first_img Organisation Help by sharing this information RSF joins other NGOs in amicus brief in WhatsApp suit against NSO Group NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say December 23, 2020 Find out more to go further News News March 12, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 United Arab Emirates Despite the fact that the United Arab Emirates are experiencing the highest penetration rate in the Arab world, the authorities have implemented an extensive system to filter sensitive subjects, backed by repressive laws. Netizens are increasingly resorting to proxy servers to access thousands of banned websites.Promoting Internet accessThe United Arab Emirates are playing a technological leadership role in the Arab world, thanks mainly to Dubai Media City and Dubai Internet City – tax-free zones in which major companies in the media and IT sector have set up their operations. In March 2009, the authorities decided to use the country’s domain name in Arabic in order to foster the use of the language on the Internet. They plan to invest several billion dollars to expand Internet infrastructures and access, particularly in government agencies and schools.Over 50% of the Emirates’ population are connected to the Internet. An extremely active community of netizens has developed. Bloggers are broaching topics of general interest, but they are often pressured to use self-censorship. Some of them, however, do tackle controversial subjects, only to face the consequences. The owner of the forum and one of his colleagues spent several weeks behind bars in late 2007 for covering a corruption case in the medical community. The public prosecutor dropped the defamation charges in 2008.Pervasive filtering policyAlthough the authorities are in favor of letting their citizens have access to the Net, they insist on “guiding” them in the process. Under the pretext of fighting online pornography, several thousand Internet sites totally unrelated to this subject have vanished from the Web (blocked sites such as, for example). Taboo subjects include: alternative political views, non-orthodox opinions about Islam, and criticisms of the social situation, especially of the royal family. The economy is still a very sensitive topic. Mujarad Ensan’s blog ( was blocked after he mentioned what repercussions the royal economic crisis has had on the Kingdom. Finally, sites that provide content considered “obscene,” or censorship circumvention tools, are not accessible either. Censors also target any site denouncing human rights violations in the country. The UAE Torture website (, for example, is blocked.Authorities have allegedly blocked five hundred keywords. The decision to render websites inaccessible is made by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) in cooperation with the Minister of Communications and Internet Technology, and implemented by the country’s two Internet access providers, Etisalat and Du. They use the SmartFilter software program produced by Secure Computing, which was bought out in 2008 by the American firm, McAfee.Censorship affecting social networks, participating websites and blog platforms is not uniformly applied. Forums are filtered according to the topics discussed by surfers. Only a few pages or posts are made unavailable. The very popular forum was recently blocked in its entirety. YouTube is partially blocked: a campaign launched in 2009 by Dubai’s Chief of Police, to block all access to the site, failed.Currently, the country has several hundred Internet cafés. Yet they are not the primary point of access for the country’s citizens, who consult the Web from their homes or workplaces. New rules require that users present an ID card and register their personal data, but they are allegedly not being enforced.Cell phones are also being filtered. The latest victim is the Blackberry, whose Internet access has been filtered since December 2009. Authorities tried to install spyware on smartphones in July 2009, but users raised such an uproar that they finally abandoned the plan. Cyber-laws and cyber-policeSince December 2008, UAE cyber-police have been in charge of monitoring the Web and keeping an eye on its users. According to the authorities, they processed over 200 cases in 2009, mainly related to cyber-crime and hacking.Intensified surveillance has been coupled with liberticidal laws. By virtue of Article 20 of the 2006 law against cyber-criminality (the Computer Crime Act), an Internet user may be imprisoned for “opposing Islam,” “insulting any religion recognized by the state,” or “violating family values and principles.”Another victim of the censors, the website, has been targeted by judicial harassment. Its chief editor, Ahmed Mohammed bin Gharib, was sentenced to a fine of AED 20,000 (about USD 5,400) for “defaming,” “insulting,” and “humiliating” the Abu Dhabi Media Company, a state-controlled media outlet for publishing an article in May 2009 in which journalists denounced the company’s “administrative corruption” and “embezzlement” practices. The appeal hearing upheld this penalty on January 13. Ahmed Mohammed bin Gharib lodged an appeal with the Court of Cassation.Intensifying cyber censorship and circumvention effortsDespite the fact that, based upon a poll published by the newspaper Khaleej, 95.5% of the respondents opposed the current filtering system, the latter has been intensifying in the last few months according to the OpenNet Initiative. Dubai Internet City and Dubai Media City, which, until now, had been spared by censorship, are now being filtered despite the promises made to investors. Yet UAE netizens are not easily dissuaded: increasing numbers of them are discovering how to circumvent the censorship and regain Internet access. Receive email alertscenter_img Follow the news on United Arab Emirates RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance June 8, 2021 Find out more United Arab EmiratesMiddle East – North Africa United Arab EmiratesMiddle East – North Africa April 28, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News Newslast_img read more

Holden Lauds Executive Orders on Climate Change

first_img Subscribe 23 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News HerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Celebrity Body Parts Insured For Ridiculous AmountsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeauty Government Holden Lauds Executive Orders on Climate Change Biden continues taking action to protect the environment in early days of administration STAFF REPORT Published on Thursday, January 28, 2021 | 2:20 pm Assemblyman Chris Holden, chair of the Assembly’s Committee on Utilities and Energy, said he was heartened to see President Joe Biden signing executive orders on climate change in the first days of the new administration.“We are thrilled to have our strong federal partners back,” said Holden, a former Pasadena councilmember and mayor.“Now, with support from the Biden administration, California and other states doing their part can effectively work together towards reversing the most catastrophic impacts of climate change,” the Pasadena Democrat said in a prepared statement.A fact sheet on the president’s executive orders indicates Biden is following through on campaign promises to take aggressive action to tackle climate change, including rejoining the Paris Climate Accords and an immediate review of harmful rollbacks of standards that protect air, water, and communities.“President Joe Biden’s executive actions on climate change show us what true leadership looks like,” Holen said.“Climate change is one of the biggest problems we face, and it is imperative that the United States take bold action to re-establish itself as a global leader,” Holden said.Holden said California lawmakers over the past four years have implemented policies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, switch industry from fossil fuel to clean energy, and create green jobs.The executive actions that were taken by Biden on Wednesday directed the government to elevate climate change to a national security priority, to conserve about 30 percent of all federal land and water by 2030, and suspend new leases for natural gas and oil development on federal lands and waters.Executive actions also will create a commission focused on environmental justice and creating green jobs, direct federal agencies to rely on science in their rulemaking, and convene a climate summit of world leaders on Earth Day, April 22.center_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community Newslast_img read more

Pringle questions commitments on Mountcharles respite facility

first_img Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Pringle questions commitments on Mountcharles respite facility Facebook Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A Donegal Deputy has questioned a claim in the Dail that the employment of three new staff by the HSE will mean that full time services will be returned to the Seaview Respite House in Mountcharles.The facility provides repsite care for over a hundred families of adults or children with intellectual disability but services were cut from 7 days to 5 and were further curtailed due to staff shortages.However in the Dail local TD Thomas Pringle sought confirmation from Minister Marcella Corcoran Kennedy as to what level of service will be provided…..Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twittercenter_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Previous articleLetterkenny Lifford Road temporarily closedNext articleInquest told trawler crewman died trying to save his colleague admin Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook WhatsApp By admin – January 19, 2017 Homepage BannerNews Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Mandatory hotel quarantine expected to begin later this week

first_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 AudioHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – March 22, 2021 WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest Twitter The National Public Health Emergency Team called for all arrivals into the country to complete 14-days of hotel quarantine.Minutes from the group’s meeting on February 18th show they advocated for the move – however only 33 countries have been included on the list.Mandatory hotel quarantine is expected to begin later this week, after the contract was handed out to the Tifco Hotel Group.Since Cabinet signed off on the plan for mandatory quarantine around 1,200 people from the high risk countries arrived here.Social Democrats co-leader Catherine Murphy says the measure is coming in too late:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Twitter Facebookcenter_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Previous articlePublic thanked for assisting in major searchNext articleSerious concern over Covid rise in Donegal News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford Mandatory hotel quarantine expected to begin later this week FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+ WhatsApplast_img read more

Business case will be necessary for Magee expansion – Foster

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Business case will be necessary for Magee expansion – Foster DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Google+ Previous articleDonegal Candidate calls for end to unequal pay in education sectorNext articleBrennan expects tight affair against re-energized Galway News Highland Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Google+ The North’s First MInister has told the Stormont Assembly that the executive does support the expansion of the Magee Campus of Ulster University, but a business case will have to be produced.Ms Foster said she expects the issue will be comprehensively addressed by the relevant ministers, but acknowledged it will be challenging.Arlene Foster was answering questions from Foyle MLA Sinead Mc Laughlin, the former CEO of Derry Chamber……… Twitter By News Highland – February 3, 2020 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 center_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebooklast_img read more

Condition of pteropod shells near a volcanic CO2 vent region

first_imgNatural gradients of pH in the ocean are useful analogues for studying the projected impacts of Ocean Acidification (OA) on marine ecosystems. Here we document the in situ impact of submarine CO2 volcanic emissions (CO2 vents) on live shelled-pteropods (planktonic gastropods) species Creseis conica in the Gulf of Naples (Tyrrhenian Sea, Mediterranean). Since the currents inside the Gulf will likely drive those pelagic calcifying organisms into and out of the CO2 vent zones, we assume that pteropods will be occasionally exposed to the vents during their life cycle. Shell degradation and biomass were investigated in the stations located within and nearby the CO2 vent emission in relation to the variability of sea water carbonate chemistry. A relative decrease in shell biomass (22%), increase in incidence of shell fractures (38%) and extent of dissolution were observed in Creseis conica collected in the Gulf of Naples compared to those from the Northern Tyrrhenian Sea (control stations). These results suggest that discontinuous but recurrent exposure to highly variable carbonate chemistry could consistently affect the characteristic of the pteropod shells.last_img read more

Brooklyn Bowl To Debut ‘artists+fans’ Series At Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Show For MusiCares

first_imgMusiCares, the nationwide charity involved with assisting musicians in need, will be the beneficiary of a thoroughly exciting charity program organized by the Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, NY. Titled artists + fans, the Bowl will be selling VIP packages that include meet and greets with artists, and all proceeds will support music outreach programs sponsored by MusiCares.The debut of artists + fans will occur this Thursday, March 24th, at the first night of the Joe Russo’s Almost Dead run. The band was eager to participate in such a program, and a limited run of only two VIP ‘Cares’ packages will be on sale for the show!Anyone who purchases a ‘Cares’ package will receive:-Two Tickets to the sold-out show on 3/24 at Brooklyn Bowl-One signed Joe Russo’s Almost Dead show poster-A VIP Brooklyn Bowl ‘Cares’ package for each ticket holder-Photo with the bandFor more information, head to the Brooklyn Bowl website.last_img read more