Butterfly Houses / GERNER GERNER PLUS

first_imgSave this picture!© Matthias Raiger+ 20 Share CopyApartments•Vienna, Austria Apartments Year:  Butterfly Houses / GERNER GERNER PLUS Austria Klaus Moldan Architects: GERNER GERNER PLUS Area Area of this architecture project Lead Architect: 2017 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/880965/butterfly-houses-gerner-gerner-plus Clipboard ArchDailycenter_img Photographs:  Matthias Raiger Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/880965/butterfly-houses-gerner-gerner-plus Clipboard Area:  4500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Client:Epam Immobilien GesmbhNumber Of Flats:23Renderings:Jump TomorrowProject Team:Christina Moder Borsic, Christian Münster; Onur Arisan, Judith Scheiber, Dorian Zapp, Jürgen Kunz, Jan Morten Loës, Teresa Köhler, Zuzanna Cichocka, Simon Groihofer, Matthias NemestothyCity:ViennaCountry:AustriaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Matthias RaigerRecommended ProductsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedLouvers / ShuttersLunawoodThermowood BattensWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXText description provided by the architects. On grounds once harboring the residence of several Austrian Federal Presidents near the Hohe Warte meteorological station, five residential buildings recently took shape that seem to have landed like brimstone butterflies in a paradise garden. GERNER GERNER PLUS conjured up this feather-light impression.Save this picture!© Matthias RaigerSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Matthias RaigerA Central element of the area of approx. one hectare is not the buildings, however, but the wonderful stock of trees, which acted as the planning nucleus right from the start. In between, the architects arranged five buildings in such a way that each living unit was not confronted with an opposite building but instead had a free outlook onto a green landscape. “Close your eyes and think of a beautiful yellow brimstone butterfly that’s just landed in a park, think of its lightness” – this is the architects’ description of the buildings’ aesthetic. Moreover, close cooperation with the authorities ensured that this impression was kept free of cars – they approach via a narrow tunnel in the subterranean garage system; strict attention was paid during construction not to damage the roots of the trees.Save this picture!Building 2 – PlansSave this picture!Building 5 – PlansIn all, 23 flats were built, between 110 and 260 m² in size and with spacious balconies and terraces. What marks them all is their perfect use and generous feeling of space. Because of the few specified points of focus, the ground plans are very flexible so that the individual residents can design them just as they like; a criterion that intelligent architecture must fulfill, according to Gerda Maria Gerner. Providing for extra luxury and convenience are a concierge service, a lounge area and an event facility for hire.Save this picture!© Matthias RaigerHigh-Quality SustainabilityFor decades, the plot of land once harbored the residence of Federal Presidents. To do justice to it, much value was placed on the highest quality in building the houses, both in materials and in workmanship. Accordingly, the intermediate walls of the concrete framed construction was not made of plasterboard, for instance, but of brick, like the outer walls. Façade parts between the ground-reaching windows and wooden terrace doors were rendered manually in traditional handicraft, endowing the surface a superlative structure.Save this picture!© Matthias RaigerThe façade in a bright clay-grey tone retreats modestly into the background behind the surrounding balconies and terraces, accentuating the horizontal articulation of the façades. Wooden floors lead seamlessly from inside to outside – thanks to the high-quality surface treatment they defy the rigors of the weather. Heat insulation was also subject to exacting standards; this sets a special challenge because of the curvature of the buildings. But for the GERNER GERNER PLUS architects, the theme of sustainability doesn’t end by any means at the choice of material or the U-value.Save this picture!Building 5 – SectionsFifty deep geothermal probes were drilled into the earth, carefully avoiding the stock of trees and distributed across the whole plot of land; this means that the five residential buildings on the Hohe Warte manage without fossil raw materials and are heated and cooled exclusively with geothermal energy. Also, the e-car charging stations at each of the extra-wide parking places in the basement car park is a clear sign of commitment to sustainability.Save this picture!© Matthias RaigerProject gallerySee allShow lessBloomberg’s New European Headquarters Rated World’s Most Sustainable Office BuildingArchitecture NewsCultural Centre for Czech and Slovak Immigrants / Inglis Badrashi LoddoSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Hohe Warte, 1190 Vienna, AustriaLocation to be used only as a reference. 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CornerFittingsSaliceStorage Accessories – Excessories, Pull- outArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsEmuSeating System – TamiMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?漂浮在深林的“白丝带”住宅 Butterfly Houses / GERNER GERNER PLUS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 streamlast_img read more

Call for transparency on the part of US and Iraqi authorities after Wikileaks revelations

first_img The pressure used by the US and Iraqi authorities in an attempt to prevent the website Wikileaks from releasing about 400,000 “classified” US military documents about the war in Iraq was both absurd and contrary to the principle of access to public information. The documents shed light on the scale of the violence that the US-led coalition and its Iraqi allies have used against the civilian population since 2003.“This is not the moment for threats or verbal attacks,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The information has been released and more releases are expected to follow. The documents provided by Wikileaks confirm what US and international public opinion already knows for the most part. The politicians and military personnel responsible will one day have to account for their actions. In the name of human rights and respect for the right to information, the US and Iraqi governments ought to abide by the principle of transparency.”“Thanks to Wikileaks, serious human rights violations have been revealed, especially cases of torture and mistreatment of detainees,” the press freedom organization added. “We congratulate the media that have covered the released information without being intimidated by the usual Pentagon rhetoric urging them not to publish information deemed to pose a threat to national security.”Five days before the release, the Pentagon asked the media not to cooperate in the leaking of documents about the war in Iraq. US military spokesman Col. David Laplan said: “News organizations should be cautioned not to facilitate the leaking of classified documents with this disreputable organization known as Wikileaks.” The media provide “a veneer of legitimacy to Wikileaks” by relaying its leaks, he added.Similar criticism was levelled against two leading U.S. dailies a few years ago. The Washington Post revealed the existence of secret CIA prisons in Europe and the New York Times revealed in 2005 that the Bush administration had launched a programme three years earlier under which the phone of millions of U.S. and foreign citizens had been illegally tapped. Both newspapers were accused of having “blood on their hands.”Reporters Without Borders hails the cooperation between Wikileaks and several international media that has resulted in attention being drawn to information of public interest for U.S. and Iraqi citizens and the international community. This is a successful example of synergy between “traditional” and “new” media that has allowed journalists to be able to interpret this unedited mass of documents. Reporters Without Borders is pleased to note that the names of civilians seem to have been redacted from these documents.The U.S. and Iraqi authorities should now review their practices regarding access to public information. “We call for the strict implementation of the Freedom of Information Act guidelines that attorney general Eric Holder issued in 2009, under which the withholding of information is meant to be the exception (http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2009/March/09-ag-253.html),” Reporters Without Borders said. “The U.S. administration should take account of these guidelines and should properly investigate the CIA’s destruction of videos and evidence, and should inform the public about the current status of the phone-tapping programme which the National Security Agency began in 2002.”Reporters Without Borders added: “We urge the Iraqi authorities to understand Wikileaks’ work is a way of guaranteeing the media better access to information and building an Iraqi democracy that respects fundamental freedoms.”Reporters Without Borders is extremely concerned about the harassment of those who cooperate with Wikileaks and condemns any attempt to block or censor the website. Bradley Manning, a Baghdad-based U.S. army intelligence analyst, was arrested on a charge of treason on 6 June. He is suspected of leaking confidential material to Wikileaks, including a video of a US helicopter airstrike in Baghdad in July 2007 in which two Reuters employees were killed.“We are particularly worried about Bradley Manning,” Reporters Without Borders added. “No proper investigation into that Baghdad tragedy has been carried out. Manning, who is just an army private, has been made the scapegoat and it is unclear what will now happen to him. This is unjust. It is not a crime to reveal a war crime.” Organisation Follow the news on United States Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts News to go further Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says June 7, 2021 Find out more Newscenter_img April 28, 2021 Find out more WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists October 25, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for transparency on the part of US and Iraqi authorities after Wikileaks revelations RSF_en United StatesAmericas June 3, 2021 Find out more United StatesAmericas NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Newslast_img read more

Prison sentence hangs over teenager who pounced on schoolboy

first_imgPrint NewsLocal NewsPrison sentence hangs over teenager who pounced on schoolboyBy admin – October 10, 2011 745 Linkedin Facebook Twitter Emailcenter_img JUDGE Carroll Moran told a 19-year-old man that he could face a three-year prison sentence for the attempted robbery and the production of a knife to a 12-year-old secondary school student walking home after school.  Samuel Cribbins, with an address at 15 Norbiton Hall, Raheen, was before Judge Carroll Moran, after he pleaded guilty to the offences last month. The court heard that the 12-year-old boy was walking home from a secondary school when he noticed a teenager ahead of him acting suspiciously.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Garda Annmarie Hassett, Mayorstone Garda Station, told the court that on December 20 last, she was on patrol in the northside of the city when a mother and son stopped the Garda car to alert them to an incident that had just occurred shortly after 3pm. The teen, who the boy later identified to be the accused, was wearing a dark hoody and had his face initially covered with a balaclava. The boy crossed the road and walked through the grounds of a nearby church to avoid passing the suspicious character, but as the pair neared a residential drive adjacent to the Ennis Road, Cribbins, the court heard, pounced on him demanding his mobile phone. “Gimme your phone or I’ll dig the head off you,” is what was reported to have been said by Cribbins to the youth. The court heard that during the attack, the boy’s assailant drew a blue handled knife and attempted to cut open his pockets. He then lifted him and threw him to the ground. After a brief struggle, the boy made good his escape and fled towards two people walking near the scene, and alerted them to his attacker.Shortly after, the assailant ran off and the boy’s mother arrived on scene. The court heard that Cribbins was identified by the boy from the patrol car as he walked near the Gaelic Grounds. Cribbins was arrested and found in possession of a blue handle knife, and wearing a dark hoody. In his defence, Brian McInerney, representing the accused, said that Limerick city had many youths wearing similar type hoodies and that Cribbins initially said he had the knife for his own protection. It was also offered that Cribbin, who has suffered from an addiction to prescription tablets since his junior cert years, only asked the youth for his phone and then ran off. The court heard that Cribbins had received a three-month suspended sentence just five days before the attempted robbery incident, and that on May 4 last, “he saw the inside of Mulgrave Street prison,” according to Mr McInerney, as part of a three month sentence handed down for theft. Mr McInerney further stated that Cribbins had encountered some personal difficulties in the last few years when he became addicted to tablets, but when he wasn’t taking them, he was a pleasant and polite young man. Garda Hassett agreed when this was put to her. The court also heard that Cribbins was engaged with the Limerick Youth Service since March 2010, having prematurely left secondary school.Mr McInerney told the court this was the same school that the 12-year-old boy attended.Judge Carroll Moran said that it was a frightening set of events for the boy and his mother, and that an appropriate sentence of three years would be applicable. However, following pleas and mitigation, he deferred the matter until next January, and ordered that Cribbins engage with the Probation Services fully. “I have a three year sentence in mind… I will review it again, but it’s curtains if he gets in trouble between this and then”.The matter was adjourned until January 10, 2012. Advertisement WhatsApp Previous articleSocial media risks highlighted at Sports Law SeminarNext articleShots fired on car that rammed gardai adminlast_img read more

Faculty Council meeting — Oct. 11, 2017

first_imgOn Oct. 11 the members of the Faculty Council discussed a motion by Professor Danielle Allen and a proposal on the timing of the meetings of the Faculty.  They also heard an update on the work of the Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging and discussed proposals on advanced standing and on cross registration.The Council next meets on Oct. 11. The preliminary deadline for the Nov. 7 meeting of the Faculty is Oct. 17 at noon.last_img

A major test for dietary supplements

first_img We’re in the dark on dietary supplements. She’s working to change that. Related Harvard epidemiologist aims to sort fact from fiction on health claims in multibillion-dollar industry GAZETTE: And what about vitamin D?MANSON: There weren’t significant reductions in the primary endpoints of major cardiovascular events — combined heart attacks and stroke — or the total incidence of cancer. But we saw a signal for reduction in cancer death over time.The trial was 5.3 years, which is usually sufficient for CVD outcomes but is relatively short for cancer, due to its long latency period. It may take longer to see the effect on cancer incidence. Those cancers diagnosed in the early years of the trial were undoubtedly already present, subclinical, at the time the participants were enrolled. Previous studies suggest that vitamin D may work at later stages of cancer. What we saw, after accounting for latency period by excluding early follow-up, was a 25 percent reduction in cancer deaths.Laboratory and clinical studies suggest that vitamin D may affect tumor biology, making tumors less invasive, less aggressive, and less likely to metastasize. And if that’s the effect, once there’s already a tumor — diagnosed or not, clinically detected or not — you might see a reduction in cancer death over the course of a five-year trial.There were some findings by body mass index. If you were average weight or below, there did seem to be more of a benefit of the vitamin D on cancer incidence. If you have a higher body mass index, there may be a need for higher doses of vitamin D or maybe there’s a vitamin D resistance similar to insulin resistance. We really don’t know. But this warrants further study.I think these findings do need to be interpreted cautiously — they’re subgroup findings — but these are intriguing signals.GAZETTE: Is there a lesson here about the importance of considering different populations when you’re analyzing scientific research?MANSON: Although it’s biologically plausible that some groups will benefit more than others, the problem is that you always have to interpret subgroup analyses cautiously.With dietary supplements, it’s important to understand the nutrient status of the study participants and to see if those with lower dietary intake or lower nutrient status are more likely to benefit from the supplements. With omega-3s, of course you want to understand dietary intake, particularly fish consumption. The finding that those with lower fish consumption in VITAL were more likely to benefit from marine omega-3s adds to the biological plausibility.But here’s what’s really surprising. Previous randomized trials of omega-3 have rarely done diet assessments. And they’ve rarely looked at the modifying effect of fish consumption on the omega-3 benefit, in terms of who benefits and who doesn’t. So this is a strong advantage of the VITAL trial, that we had the diet assessment and we could stratify participants by diet and low-fish consumption.GAZETTE: Analysis of this data is continuing. Will you be looking at effects on other conditions?MANSON: Yes. We’re looking at many other health outcomes. We have 23 ancillary studies. We’re looking at diabetes, cognitive function, mood, depression, autoimmune disorders, lung diseases, infections, heart failure, and many other clinical conditions.GAZETTE: Any idea what the timing is on those?MANSON: We’re saying six to 12 months to have these ancillary studies published. And that will help to inform the benefit-risk profile of these supplements.Some people, if they’re not in a group that may particularly benefit — such as those with low fish consumption — they may want to stay tuned for the results of the ancillary studies, because these studies will help with their decision-making.GAZETTE: You mentioned follow-up studies as well.MANSON: We’re continuing to follow the study participants for at least two more years, and we’re going to apply for continued funding to follow for several more years after that. The cancer results in particular, due to the latency period, may take a while to become fully apparent.GAZETTE: What would be your recommendations to the public?MANSON: If you’re already taking these supplements, we don’t find clear reasons for stopping, but we caution against mega-dosing. The safety that we demonstrated for these doses — 2,000 IUs vitamin D, one gram a day of omega-3s — may not apply to much higher doses.And, if you fall into a group that appears to gain greater benefit, such as — with the omega-3s — those with low-fish consumption and African-Americans, you may want to talk to your health care provider about whether to take a supplement.But for most people, stay tuned, because we’re going to have results for ancillary studies — diabetes, cognition, depression, all these other outcomes.Also, it’s possible that over the next couple of years, medical and public health authorities will look at these findings and at the results of other randomized trials that have been done recently and see if clinical guidelines regarding these supplements should be updated.Interview was edited for clarity and length. Cocoa for pleasure — and health? Too sweet for our own goodcenter_img The VITAL study, supported by the National Institutes of Health and headed by JoAnn Manson, the Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women’s Health at Harvard Medical School and a professor of epidemiology at the Harvard Chan School, sought to clear up confusion around two popular dietary supplements through an analysis whose design has long been considered the gold standard for clinical trials.Randomized and placebo-controlled, VITAL followed more than 25,000 people age 50 and older who took daily supplements containing vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids, or placebo. The Gazette spoke with Manson about the results, which were published this month in The New England Journal of Medicine.Q&AJoAnn MansonGAZETTE: What gaps in knowledge was the study intended to fill?MANSON: It helped to fill several knowledge gaps. For omega-3 fatty acids, the previous randomized trials had largely been in high-risk populations with a history of cardiovascular disease (CVD) or with selected risk factors for CVD.VITAL is the first large-scale randomized trial of marine omega-3s in a general population at “usual risk” of CVD. It’s also one of the first randomized trials of these supplements in a racially and ethnically diverse study population. Assessing the role of these supplements in a general population free of cardiovascular disease and cancer at baseline fills an important gap in knowledge.There have been few large-scale randomized trials of moderate- to high-dose vitamin D in the prevention of cancer and CVD. Most of the vitamin D trials have been for bone health, preventing fractures. These tend to be smaller trials, and some of them have tested much lower doses, only 400 to 800 international units a day. We tested 2,000 IUs a day.GAZETTE: Why don’t we discuss omega-3 and vitamin D separately, since it seems there were several findings for each. Were the omega-3 findings clearer?MANSON: For the omega-3s, there were several findings pointing to a coronary benefit, though for the prespecified, primary endpoint of “major cardiovascular events” — heart disease plus stroke plus total CVD mortality — there was only a small, statistically nonsignificant 8 percent reduction. It’s likely that the lack of benefit for stroke diluted the results for the primary endpoint.But those who had low fish intake — fish is the primary source of marine omega-3s in the diet — had a statistically significant reduction in the primary endpoint, compared to placebo. The lower half of the distribution had a 19 percent reduction with treatment and, for heart attack alone, a 40 percent reduction.For the overall study population, we had several prespecified secondary endpoints, including looking at heart attack, stroke, and CVD mortality separately. We did see a 28 percent reduction in heart attack, but no significant reductions in stroke or CVD mortality. We also saw that African-Americans appeared to benefit the most in terms of heart attack reduction — a 77 percent reduction compared to the placebo group. Again, you have to interpret this cautiously. “Previous randomized trials of omega-3 have rarely done diet assessments. And they’ve rarely looked at the modifying effect of fish consumption on the omega-3 benefit.” Panel lauds new labeling guidelines, takes aim at added sugar and salt in food, as well as some supplements Massive study will try to determine benefits of much-loved, savory powder The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news.last_img read more

Focus your credit union’s sales and service culture

first_imgUse a focused sales and service culture to attract and retain your most important members, says Denny Graham, president/CEO of FI Strategies LLC, a CUNA strategic partner.“Everybody out there wants a share of the member,” Graham said about building and maintaining a service-oriented strategy during CUNA’s Sales & Service Culture Institute. “It is not enough to just give good service. Everybody gives good service.”Credit unions must define for their employees and members what makes their financial institution unique in the marketplace.Nearly 40 credit union professionals gathered in Madison, Wis., in October for the institute to learn how to establish a sales and service culture within their credit unions and improve their workplace culture. Graham was one of the primary presenters. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more