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Photographs Projects Houses Save this picture!© Oscar Hernández+ 32 Share Mexico CopyHouses•Aguascalientes, Mexico ArchDaily La Tomatina House / Plastik Arquitectos 2014 Architects: Plastik Arquitectos Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/570973/la-tomatina-house-plastik-arquitectos Clipboard La Tomatina House / Plastik ArquitectosSave this projectSaveLa Tomatina House / Plastik Arquitectos “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/570973/la-tomatina-house-plastik-arquitectos Clipboard Year: Photographs: Oscar Hernández Save this picture!© Oscar HernándezRecommended ProductsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Fiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsText description provided by the architects. The project of this weekend house in the countryside is divided into two parts: an open, welcoming glass volume open to views and public functions of the house, and an enclosed stone volume that protects the bedrooms (the intimate area), the permeability of the volumes is designed according to the level of privacy of the enclosures.Save this picture!© Oscar HernándezThe space contained in the public area loses its materiality to the outside of the property generating a constant dialogue with the landscape. From within the boundaries of the space, they extend outside the house. “The house is part of the countryside and the countryside is part of the home”, intensifying the spatial fluidity to the fullest. The construction is adapted to the conditions of the place, looking for the best views and orientations, it expands its limits in public spaces and ensures privacy in the private ones.Save this picture!PlanBoth volumes were designed with a different structural system and different height, the intimate area has load bearing partitions, and the public area was designed with an open floor plan with ribbed slabs and slender metal posts. Over the public area, the house features an open terrace that allows panoramic views of the city and the countryside.Save this picture!© Oscar HernándezTaking advantage of the natural slope of the land, the house is located in the highest part, favoring spectacular views. The access to the house is determined based on platforms and stairways creating a path that connects the different exterior spaces of the house: a place for social events, an area for campfires and terraces for the public area and intimate area.Save this picture!© Oscar HernándezIn this project we use materials in harmony with the environment looking to avoid affecting the image of the site. Natural stone, exposed and rusted concrete, wood and steel make up the materiality of the house discreetly and in balance with the environment.Save this picture!© Oscar HernándezProject gallerySee allShow lessThe 9 Most Controversial Buildings of All TimeArticlesPinterest Round Up of Our Favorite Nap Time RetreatsArticles Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officePlastik ArquitectosOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAguascalientesMexicoPublished on November 28, 2014Cite: “La Tomatina House / Plastik Arquitectos” [Casa La Tomatina / Plastik Arquitectos] 28 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Before 1492, what is today the United States had about 1 billion acres of forests. From 1600 on, at least 286 million acres were destroyed. In a 1763 letter, Benjamin Franklin wrote, “Cleared land absorbs more heat and melts snow quicker.”Because of colonialism and the growth of capitalist extractive corporations, forests that formerly drew carbon back down were decimated. This deforestation is a part of the crisis of global warming — in addition to the massive increase of carbon in the atmosphere. The world needs reforestation.Cuba is doing it!Cuban reforestation began in the Sierra del Rosario region in 1968; with support from the revolutionary government, local villagers decided on a plan.The area had been denuded during Spanish colonization, over 400 years from 1492 to 1898. The invaders cut down the original forest to raise livestock and set up plantations. The indigenous trees – cedar, ebony, mahogany, majagua and others – no longer grew there. By the mid-1800s, the soil was degraded; deforestation continued into the early 1900s for cattle grazing and hog raising. Impoverished rural people worked for ranchers or burned trees to make charcoal. By the time of the Cuban Revolution in 1959, nothing was left except isolated palm trees.Socialist Cuba saw the need to implement social and economic projects in rural areas. The Sierra del Rosario Plan was one of those projects. The reforestation plan, launched along with establishment of community services, would improve soil quality and provide important work for people in the area. Founded in 1971, Las Terrazas was named for the terrace planting system, and included an initial 5,000 hectares (12,355 acres) in the eastern part of the mountain range. Scientists assisted in determining which Indigenous trees to plant, and the villagers initially planted 3,000 mahogany, hibiscus and teak trees. Within eight years, people in the valley had planted 6 million trees. The Cuban government stated that fruit trees should be planted among the other species to feed the people. Some 80 percent of the food eaten in Las Terrazas is locally grown. All of it is organic, including bananas, pumpkins, grapefruit, avocados, oranges, mandarins, mamey – and all is grown between the forest trees.Las Terrazas was built to provide electricity and piped water, with day care centers, schools, family doctors, dentists, a clinic lab and a pharmacy. The project improved conditions for local families, who were joined by scientific personnel, public service providers and artists. People raise livestock for meat, and a lake was constructed to farm fish, including trout, tilapia and other species. The village later added an ecomuseum, a cinema and a discotheque.Indigenous ecosystems restoredIndigenous mammals, plants, birds and insects, many of which had become endangered under centuries of environmental exploitation during colonialism, began to return – and Indigenous ecosystems began to be restored. Today Cuba has 131 species of birds, 26 of which are indigenous to Cuba; the rest pass through on migratory routes to their nesting areas. There are 33 reptilian species, including 17 snakes and 11 lizards. Some of the world’s smallest mammal species live in Cuba – the endangered Cuban solenodon, the jutía conga and jutía carabalí – have returned to the forest.In 1985, UNESCO recognized the reforestation project as the Biosphere Reserve, and added 25,000 hectares (61,776 acres) of Sierra del Rosario to the original 5,000. Since then, UNESCO has recognized five more biospheres in Cuba.During the Special Period, after the loss of trade with the USSR and Cuba’s other former socialist trading partners, combined with the U.S. tightening its blockade, the revolutionary government supported ecological and cultural tourism and doubled the focus on sustainability. Tourism profits in Las Terrazas were used to build a library. Also in the Special Period, growing organic became mandatory.The Buenavista Coffee Plantation was restored from the ruins of one of the colonial coffee plantations. Locals planted coffee trees and began to harvest shade-grown Arabica Las Terrazas coffee. Honey is also locally produced.Las Terrazas was the first model for reforestation in Cuba; it has inspired another 11 reforestation projects. The other 11 communities meet periodically at Las Terrazas to exchange indigenous seeds to promote biodiversity and trade food produce. UNESCO has recognized Cuba’s reforestation programs for their principles of incorporating scientific knowledge and traditional practices to strengthen community involvement in strategic planning. To date more than 7 million indigenous trees have been planted, and a great amount of biodiversity has been recovered. U.S. Solidarity delegation visits Las TerrazasThe 50th Venceremos Brigade visited Las Terrazas July 28. We met Ida, our local guide, at the village, and then she took us to the Rio San Juan. The biosphere is a popular vacation site for workers in Havana. The river San Juan is fed by sulfur springs and is regarded as a mineral treatment. We joined many Cubans swimming in the river and enjoying the forests on their national holidays.The three green gardens of Las Terrazas support the schools and community as the primary food source. Villagers grow fruits, flowers and plants with medicinal uses in herbal infusions and vitamin supplements. Kindergarten children have their own garden where they learn to grow food, which they eat at lunch and snack times. The children even learn to make herbal infusions with various flowers, such as chamomile, and guava. The Ecological Research Center belongs to Cuba’s Academy of Science. Specialists search for species of flora and fauna in the forest; twice a week they also work with local students to teach them to recognize the plants as part of the scientific work. Even small children know how to recognize six or seven of the local Indigenous plants.Ida told the Brigadistas, “When I tell you it was mandatory to grow everything we needed, it was not because someone came and told us to do it. We need to do it.” And, she added, “We grow organic all the time.”Las Terrazas uses some solar power and plans to acquire more when possible. The biosphere has regulations for conservation; the local Committee for the Defense of the Revolution makes all decisions regarding sustainability, such as how much housing is sustainable for the project. Our guide spoke of the impact of global warming on growing seasons and local flora. Some varieties of plants have now disappeared from the forest due to the heat; others, such as mangoes, are in season earlier and longer. This July was the warmest ever recorded in the world. Ida told us the past average year-round temperature in Cuba was 24° to 25° Celsius (75° to 77°F); this year they had a new high of 39.8°C (103.6°F).Ida said when she was a child, the rains were so intense that children were forced to stay home from school sometimes for a week or two. Now there are seasonal rains that might last only three days. She stressed that from the beginning, the reforestation plan was focused on the environment.In the last couple of years, the villagers began to organize work to clean plastic and trash out of the river where tourists and Cubans have littered. Children are invited to join the cleanup; in this way, their environmental consciousness is developed from a young age. The community is currently discussing the need to limit the number of tourists in order to protect the environment.Stopping global warming requires a rapid transition away from the use of fossil fuels. It also requires reforestation. Socialist Cuba – revolutionary Cuba – is a model for fighting global warming.Hedgecoke was a member of the 50th Venceremos Brigade to Cuba. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
WhatsApp Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Twitter Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Thousands expected to turnout for Ronan Kerrs funeral Previous articleBrochure published to promote Killybegs as an offshore support baseNext articleSoccer – Coleman in Player of the Year nomination News Highland 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Facebook Twitter LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton News By News Highland – April 6, 2011 Google+ Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Pinterest WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Family, friends and public representatives from North and South of the border will gather in Co. Tyrone later, for the funeral of Ronan Kerr.The 25 year old PSNI officer was killed last Saturday when a bomb exploded under his car in Omagh.Thousands of people are expected to turn out for a requiem mass at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Beragh – among them will be Taoiseach Enda Kenny and the North’s first and deputy first ministers, Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness.Michael Gallagher’s son Aidan died in the Omagh bomb in 1998.He says walking behind Constable Kerr’s coffin is the last thing anyone would want to do……[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/08gall1.mp3[/podcast] Pinterest Facebook Google+
By News Highland – April 16, 2010 Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Twitter Twitter More and more people in the North West are exploring the possibility of working on oil or gas rigs.That’s the claim being made by Donegal-based company, Essentail Offshore.The business say that they’ve seen an increase in people applying to work on oil and gas rigs during the recession.And Khris Veldman, from Essential Offshore, says that the higher the price of the oil, the more jobs there are on oil rigs .[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/khris.mp3[/podcast] Pinterest Pinterest Facebook HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Previous articleFormer Priest from Lifford convicted of child abuse to be investigated againNext articleAsh cloud continues to affect Donegal and Derry flights News Highland News More and more people applying to work on oil rigs Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp Watch: The Nine Til Noon Show LIVE Facebook PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal
The Sobel Group Inc.(SANTA FE, Texas) — As some school districts get ready to head back to school, officials continue to keep campus safety a priority in the wake of recent school shootings. From hiring additional personnel, digitally mapping out schools or arming teachers, various measures have been taken to increase protection.After the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people were killed, nearly 57 percent of students said they’re worried about the possibility of a shooting happening at their school, according to the Pew Research Center. In the same report, around 63 percent of parents said they worry that a shooting could occur at their child’s school.Since the shooting at the Parkland school, the district has entered the second phase of upgrading a network of 10,000 real-time surveillance cameras across Broward County Public Schools. This includes installing an additional 2,500 cameras to “leverage the upgraded system” and “provide additional functionality for monitoring campuses.”Moreover, the district is searching for individuals to apply to its Armed Safe School Officer – Marshal/Guardian Program in order to place an armed school officer at various campus sites.When a gunman opened fire at Santa Fe High School in May, it was a reminder that “if it can happen there, it can happen anywhere,” Joy Baskin, director of legal services for the Texas Association School Board, told ABC News.The most immediate change the board saw after the shooting at Santa Fe High School was that Texas leaders began to push to confirm that all Texas school districts had in place an emergency plan in the event of another school shooting.“We know from our interactions with Santa Fe over the years that they had been given this a lot of attention and thought,” Baskin said. “They clearly had emergency plans in place. That was evident.”The Austin Independent School District, a short drive down Highway 71 from Santa Fe High School near Houston, has taken safety measures by maintaining a police presence at its schools. An additional five police officers, extra personnel and a second mental health officer have been added to the department.Those additional resources might not be available to some school districts, such as Lee County in Virginia.Because of a tight budget, Lee County Public Schools is among a small group of U.S. schools that will arm a selective number of its teachers and staff.After a unanimous vote by the school board, the county’s sheriff’s department has started training teachers and staff who expressed interest in the concealed carry program.Rob Hines, District 2 board member of Lee County, said the district’s “perfect solution” was to purchase a small number of Glock 9mm for school personnel.However, some educators have criticized plans to arm schoolteachers.“Parents and educators overwhelmingly reject the idea of arming school staff. Educators need to be focused on teaching our students,” Lily Eskelsen García, president of the largest teachers union in the country, the National Education Association, said in a statement. “We need solutions that will keep guns out of the hands of those who want to use them to massacre innocent children and educators. Arming teachers does nothing to prevent that.”Hines said the school’s plan to arm school teachers and staff, however, has received nothing but support.“People down here have hunted. They’re familiar with guns. They’re not afraid of guns,” Hines said. “From that standpoint, we knew it would be fit in the community. I didn’t realize how many people were really enthusiastic that we’re actually taking a stand to try to protect the best we can.”Hines said that if the school budget were expanded, he would consider curtailing the conceal carry program and invest in other methods of increasing safety.Another way schools have sought to protect students is through the use of digital technology.The Anaheim Union High School District (AUHSD) in Southern California has become the first school in the U.S. to partner with The Sobel Group Inc., a company that creates digital maps of schools.Aimed at cutting “response time for law enforcement during dangerous incidents on campus,” the digital maps are made by stitching more than 15,000 photos together to create a side-by-side floor plan that can be pulled up anytime and anywhere.“The issue of school safety weighs heavily on my mind,” said AUHSD Board President Al Jabbar in a statement. “It is our responsibility as elected officials to do whatever we can to make our students safe. It can be frustrating because there are no easy answers.”The company was founded by retired police officer David Sobel. Sobel said he hopes that, with the maps, an officer will gain a familiarity and situational awareness of the campus.“This is a game changer,” said Julian Harvey, Anaheim’s interim police chief. “It reduces the danger and response time for first responders while assisting in locating a suspect. It won’t prevent a shooting, but we know that time is of the essence when dealing with those situations.”Ultimately, Baskin, of the Texas Association School Board, said a school’s method of handling safety is “the decision of the school and community.” Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Onwards and upwards – an MD holds forthOn 5 Sep 2000 in Personnel Today Welcome everybody to our monthly team meeting. I know we are all very busy people but I think it is extremely important for us to take time out to reflect on progress. “So, without further ado can I just say that I noticed our new corporate university logo being hoisted above the old training centre yesterday. Well done – we’re obviously making good progress there… now can anyone advise me of how the ’emotional intelligence awayday’ went? Well, can you give me a complete list of those who failed to turn up, and I’ll make sure someone gives them a rocket. “Who is handling item 4 on ‘intellectual capital’? You can’t both be dealing with it – since when did we decide to call it the ‘human capital initiative’? Well, you can tell the focus group that changing project titles is not within their terms of reference… while we’re on this subject, can we please make sure these things don’t overlap? “Has anyone seen that new book that’s out by that Swedish guy (or is he Danish?), anyway his name is Eric Edmundsson (or is it Edmund Ericsson? He could even be Norwegian), anyway, it sounds really interesting – let’s keep our eye on that one, it could become a big issue for us… “Moving swiftly on to item 5, e-learning. I think we’re in danger of losing ground here – at the last personnel directors’ forum, everyone seemed to have their infrastructure in place and were downloading content like there’s no tomorrow. We need to move faster otherwise we will be left behind… what do you mean the machine shop hasn’t got access to a terminal? We never planned to cascade down to that level. “That reminds me, I have had some negative feedback from the foundry manager about his NLP practitioner’s course… I’m afraid we won’t have time to cover the item on knowledge management… I’m very disappointed with progress in this area, I’m not convinced that anyone has ever taken ownership and if we’re not careful it will go the same way as the ‘learning organisation’…“On a more positive note, I am very pleased to announce that the new business cards showing ‘CIPD’ have arrived – it’s about time our professionalism was fully recognised and I really feel this will help to raise our profile. Thank you again for all the effort you have put in, I really value these discussions. “Right, date of next meeting. No, we don’t have time to look at outstanding leave entitlement now… have to dash – I’ve got an 11 o’clock with that new, drama-based consultancy, ‘Comedians in Management’. Oh, I nearly forgot, at the last board meeting it was decided to accept the recommendations of our PR consultants and change the name of the company to ‘Itwaseverthus plc’ – very progressive, don’t you think?”By Paul Kearns, Senior partner, Personnel Works Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.
Meadow Partners Managing Partner Jeff Kaplan and 860 Washington Street (Google Maps)Meadow Partners purchased a 99-year lease on an office building in the Meatpacking District for about $230 million.The investment firm closed on its purchase of 860 Washington Street at the end of 2020, according to the Wall Street Journal. According to the terms of the deal, Meadow will control the building but pay ground rent to Romanoff Equities, one of the building’s co-developers.The building “is very well-leased for the long-term,” Jeffrey Sussman, chief executive of Property Group Partners, told the Journal. “That’s an attraction in a market of uncertainties.”The building was developed in 2013 by a group venture that included Property Group Partners and Romanoff, which owns a number of properties in the Meatpacking District. Romanoff recently acquired the 120,000-square-foot tower from its co-developer in a sale-leaseback deal that valued the building at $80 million.A Cushman & Wakefield team led by Doug Harmon, Adam Spies and Kevin Donner advised on the deal.Its tenants include Tesla, which has a ground-floor showroom, and the SoftBank-backed online lender SoFi.The deal is one of the few office transactions to take place during the pandemic. As of the end of November, only $5.5 billion of Manhattan office properties had been sold in 2020, according to Real Capital Analytics. During the same period in 2019, that number was $13.3 billion.[WSJ] — Sasha JonesRead moreMeatpacking’s 860 Washington valued at $80M in sale-leasebackCharged up: Tesla inks lease for showroom at 860 WashingtonRomanoff Equities strikes deal with partner for Meatpacking District office, retail project Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Share via Shortlink TagsCommercial Real Estatemeatpacking districtoffice market