Hide and Seek / React Architects

first_imgHide and Seek / React ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHide and Seek / React Architects CopyHouses•Paros, Greece Houses Hide and Seek / React Architects Photographs:  George Messaritakis Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Natasha Deliyianni , Yiorgos Spiridonos Save this picture!© George Messaritakis+ 34Curated by María Francisca González Share Greece ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/904716/hide-and-seek-react-architects Clipboard Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/904716/hide-and-seek-react-architects Clipboard 2017 Year:  Collaborating Architects:Andreas Androulakakis, Tatiana TzanavaraCollaborating Architect – Supervision:Yannis VagiasCivil Engineer:Christos SmyrnisMechanical Enginner:Nikos ChrystofyllakisCity:ParosCountry:GreeceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© George MessaritakisText description provided by the architects. The purpose of this project was to design two adjacent houses with a view towards the Aegean and the Kolymphithres Bay in the island of Paros (in the Cyclades). The plot extends on an east-west axis. The views are towards the north and it’s intense north winds, which persist even during the summertime, and are known as “meltemia”. These winds can be ravaging, but equally beneficiary during the hot summer days.Save this picture!© George MessaritakisSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© George MessaritakisThe houses are placed on an east – west axis on the eastern side of the plot so as to gain full perspective of the Aegean and the Kolymphithres Bay. An outdoor corridor defines their in-between space, while connecting the northern terraces and swimming pool area with the southern side of the dwellings, with it’s carefully dispersed olive trees. The houses develop on either side of the corridor, which acts like an almost-mirror plane within the composition. Each house is defined by a seemingly un-interrupted whitewashed wall which follows a meander-like path. Lower profile stone walls lay tucked in-between these two white ribbons, creating an open dialogue between the indoors and the outdoors. The result is a game of “hide and seek” among the inhabitant, the indoor spaces, the inner yards, the spacious terraces, the sky, the sea, the sun and the shade. This strict yet sensitive composition of walls, reminiscent of the cycladic archetypical wall, makes a statement within the rolling Parian landscape. The openings on the walls as well as the pergolas are carefully placed so as to protect from the intense southern sun and northern winds, while at the same time seizing the benefits of the sun, the wind, and the views.Save this picture!© George MessaritakisA serene closure is obtained through the landscape architecture: an artificial mound rich in native plants protects the eastern limit of the plot, and a series of trees defines the perimeter. Mulberry trees inhabit the inner yards.  Save this picture!© George MessaritakisSave this picture!Axonometry 02Save this picture!© George MessaritakisIn summary, the principles of the composition are as follows:a. the reinvention of the archetypical cycladic wallb. the creative dialogue with the environment, the cycladic light, the meltemia, the building materials. A dialogue that creates spaces that are protected yet open, united yet fragmented. A dialogue that gives room for an interchangement of enclosed and open space, introversion and extroversion, light and shadow, smooth and harsh texture, views of white, natural stone, different shades of blue and the hews of the surrounding landscape.Save this picture!© George MessaritakisSave this picture!© George MessaritakisThe embodiment of these principles creates a habitat with a strong identity and a unique footprint on the landscape. A habitat that acts as a remarkable viewing machine and offers a generous and diverse living experience.Save this picture!© George MessaritakisProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Unlikely Life, Death and Rebirth of the Hastings PierArticlesDorotheen Quartier / Behnisch ArchitektenSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeReact ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesParosGreecePublished on October 29, 2018Cite: “Hide and Seek / React Architects” 29 Oct 2018. ArchDaily. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” “COPY” Lead Architects: Manufacturers: EXPA, natural greek fabrics, BRIGHT, OUTSIDE, Pisinesstelnic Architects: React Architects Area Area of this architecture project Area:  320 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs ArchDailylast_img read more

Russian strikes kills 15 civilians in northwest Syria: Monitor

first_imgA rescuer carried in the body of a baby girl, her mouth filled with grey debris and her pink pyjamas caked in dust.At the site of the strikes, two large one-storey out-buildings lay mostly in rubble near green orchards.The strikes destroyed the poultry farm where the displaced families had been living. Dozens of surviving white chickens picked through the dust, as rescuers operated bulldozers to comb through the debris.The Observatory said the toll was likely to increase as many wounded were in a critical state. Russian air strikes Thursday killed at least 15 civilians including a child in the last major opposition bastion of Idlib in northwestern Syria, a Britain-based war monitor said.The strikes after midnight targeted an area where displaced Syrians had gathered outside the town of Maaret Misrin in Idlib province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.An AFP correspondent saw the bodies of some of the victims wrapped in thick winter blankets at a local hospital. Moscow-backed regime forces have since December waged a deadly battle against the jihadist-dominated Idlib region, causing almost a million people — mostly women and children — to flee their homes and shelters.Even before that offensive, Idlib was home to three million people, around half of them already displaced from other parts of the war-torn country.The Observatory says it determines what plane carried out a strike according to flight patterns, as well as ammunition and aircraft involved.The strikes comes as the leaders of Russia and Turkey meet in Moscow to discuss the situation in Idlib, where Ankara backs some rebel groups and has become directly involved in fighting in recent weeks.Syria’s war has killed more than 380,000 people and displaced millions since it started in 2011 with the brutal repression on anti-government protests.Topics :last_img read more

BATTLE FOR POWER: MORE Power takes control of PECO substations, assets

first_imgIn March 2019 MORE Power asked RTC Iloilo City Branch 37 to issuea writ of possession authorizing it to take immediate control, operation, use,and disposition of PECO’s power distribution system assets. * Tabuc Suba, Jaro substation (land,machinery) Armed witha Writ of Possession from the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 23 andsupported by court sheriffs and a battalion of policemen to diffuse resistance,it was able to enter the following PECO power substations yesterday beginningat 10 a.m.: * Baldoza-La Paz substation (landincluding all machineries and improvements, buildings) Court sheriffs post the Writ of Possession issued by the Regional Trial Court, Branch 23 on the building of Panay Electric Co. on General Luna Street, Iloilo City for MORE Electric and Power Corp. “to exercise possession and control” of power distribution facilities. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN MOREPower countered: “The contention ofPECO that MORE Power’s personnel shut off PECO’s internetconnection and disallowed the switchboard personnel from working is abald-faced lie. In order to do that, MORE Power would have had to disconnectthe internet connection of the switchboard from the Main Server which islocated inside the PECO main building. It is impossible because no one fromMORE Power ever entered nor attempted to enter the PECO main building.” * serve the writ in a peaceful manner Nevertheless, according to MORE Power,“in order to ensure continuity of services to the consumers of Iloilo City,MORE Power troubleshooters and line team are mobilized to provide assistance asmay be needed.” * General Luna substation (Meter Lab,Power Plant Building and Switchboard House) The Writ ofPossession was served but not without some tension at PECO’s power substationon General Luna Street where it main building is also located. * Bolilao, Mandurriao substation(land, buildings, and machinery) PECOadministrative manager Marcelo Cacho refused to receive the writ. Court sheriffs thus just posted it on the building then declaredthat it was good as served. The courtalso ordered MORE Power and PECO to submit their respective proposals as totheir timelines on the following matters: In seeking the expropriation of PECO’s assets, MORE Power citedSection 10 of RA 11212 and Rule 67 Section 2 of the Revised Rules of Courtauthorizing it to take possession of, exercise control over, and manage andoperate all of the power distribution assets in Iloilo City. As this wasbeing written last night, MORE Power was set to also enter the Molo substation (land, and buildings, machinery) on AvanceñaStreet. * maintain the status quo of theoperation so as to give time for MORE Power to orient / train / immerse itspersonnel before it fully takes control of the operation To ensurethe continuous supply of electricity in Iloilo City, the court issued guidelines on how to go about enforcing the writ. Amongthese were: * turnoverof records like the list of consumers *transition period *accounting MORE Power also petitioned the court to determine the reasonablevalue of PECO’s power distribution system assets for just compensation, thenorder the transfer of the ownership of these upon payment of a justcompensation./PNcenter_img * see to itthat no PECO personnel in the rank and file would be displaced during thetransition period Category Cwere properties excluded in the writ because they were either under theclassification  “general plant” or  not listed under the “distribution  plant” in the ERC record. These included pole stockyards on Diversion Road, Mandurriao district, land setaside for future substation in Barangay General Hughes, City Proper, servicevehicles not used for maintenance troubleshooting purposes, PECO officebuilding, elevator and parking area, office furniture and fixtures, computers andsoftware, and miscellaneous equipment which might contain important documentsand trade secrets of PECO. * inventoryof personal properties under Category A MORE Powerand PECO traded accusations yesterday as the takeover was in progress. Accordingto PECO, “MORE Power has stationed personnel inour switchboard and meter lab facilities. As of now our trouble call hotlinesin relation to restoring power interruptions cannot get through the switchboardbecause MORE’s personnel shut off our internet connection and disallowed ourswitchboard personnel from working accordingly. As much as we would like toserve our valued consumers, MORE is not allowing usto do so and our troubleshooters and line teams cannot get any instructionsfrom our switchboard.” * inventoryof real properties already under the possession of MORE Power * documentsrelevant to the operation of the distribution system, among others For thepurpose of the issuance of a Writ of Possession, RTCBranch 23 categorized PECO’s properties into three – A, B and C. The expropriation of PECO’s assets in its favor, according to MOREPower, would allow it to “immediately address and correct poor services,overcharging, frequent brownouts, expensive rates, old and unsafe facilitiesand practices, and other service deficiencies that this city’s power users andconsumers had long suffered.” Category B,on the other hand, are PECO assets listed under the“distribution plant” in the Energy Regulation Commission (ERC) record. Theseinclude meter lab, power plant building, switchboard house, and otherbuildings. Category Bproperties were also covered by the Writ of Possession. ILOILO City– MORE Electric and Power Corp. (MORE Power) has started the process of takingover the power distribution facilities of Panay Electric Co. (PECO) as newpower distributor here. “Theprimary goal of the court is a smooth and peaceful transition of operation, toprotect the public interest of the people of Iloilo City and its businesses,and to ensure the uninterrupted supply of electricity,” stressed JudgeContreras. PECO’s franchise expired on Jan. 19,2019. It failed to secure an extension or a new one from Congress which citedthe many complaints from consumers over, among others, erroneous billing, poorcustomer service and high rates. Judge Emerald Requina-Contreras ofRTC, Branch 23, in a ruling dated Feb. 20, 2020, ordered the court sheriff “toplace MORE Power in possession” of PECO’s identified power distributionproperties for expropriation. * install MORE Power which may deployits personnel to man and oversee the substations to exercise its possession andcontrol of the distribution facilities, but the operation should still behandled by PECO personnel who has the technical expertise It was not, however, a full MORE Powertakeover of PECO’s operation as the two companies are still in a transitionperiod of two years, as provided for in MORE Power’s franchise law, RepublicAct 11212. This could be gleaned from the addendum to the Writ of Possessionissued by Judge Contreras yesterday. Category A were properties included inthe writ which PECO did not contest as power distribution assets. These werewhat were taken over yesterday by MORE Power: the substations, personalproperties directly in electric distribution (electric meters, poles,transformers, transmission and distribution equipment composed of primary andsecondary lines on the streets of Iloilo City, and service vehicles andequipment used directly in the distribution, maintenance and trouble-shootingactivities). On Feb. 14, 2019 President RodrigoDuterte signed into law MORE Power’s franchise, Republic Act (RA) 11212.last_img read more