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Skyward House / acaa

first_imgSkyward House / acaaSave this projectSaveSkyward House / acaa Projects Photographs photographs:  Hiroshi UedaPhotographs:  Hiroshi UedaSave this picture!© Hiroshi UedaRecommended ProductsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEADoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. The residence is located along a gently-sloped hillside with no other house or obstacle around. It took some thinking for me to visualize a house standing in the middle of grass land. The house needed to provide a sense of protection since it would be the client’s final home. It also needed to be supple to blend with the surrounding natural environment. Standing in this rich land, I wanted the house to have a sturdy and fragile presence at the same time.Save this picture!© Hiroshi UedaThe adjacent street has almost no pedestrian traffic, but buses pass by a few times a day, and there is relatively heavy car traffic. In order to securely open the house to the surroundings, the living quarter had to be lifted higher to avoid the view from the street. The house can be opened in all four directions as long as it is not visible from the street. This would be, however, the final home for the female client. It is important to secure the comfort of her everyday lives first and then plan for extraordinary moments. Thus the house’s openness and closed-ness have to be well balanced. In other words, the centrifugal force toward the exterior (the scenery) and the centripetal force (force of shelter) toward the interior must pull each other with an equal strength.Save this picture!© Hiroshi UedaI proposed a compact square plan from the beginning in order to meet the budget and accommodate the necessary programs. Although each room is very small, the rooms could create spaces (parts) with distinct spatial qualities if they were positioned in different directions and assembled. This would give the client options of space to occupy. Specifically speaking, “soto-no-ma (exterior room)” – intended for sitting – has a flat, low ceiling which extends the space horizontally toward the surrounding nature. “Naka-no-ma (interior room)”, on the other hand, has a ceiling following the roof’s pyramid shape and is filled with natural light from the top. The diffused light creates different nuances of shadows on the ceiling and draws the space vertically toward the sky.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessAIV-Schinkel-Wettbewerb Competition Winning Proposal / David WeclawowiczUnbuilt ProjectThe ‘Power of Architecture’: Louis Kahn ExhibitionEvent Share Architects: acaa Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Hiroshi Ueda+ 23 Share Houses ArchDaily “COPY” Skyward House / acaa Year:  2012 Area:  408 m² Area:  408 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/346185/skyward-house-acaa Clipboard CopyHouses•Kofu, Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/346185/skyward-house-acaa Clipboard “COPY” 2012 CopyAbout this officeacaaOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKofuHousesJapanPublished on March 19, 2013Cite: “Skyward House / acaa” 19 Mar 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesCupa PizarrasCupaclad® 101 Random in Les PalmiersUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Ridgelight 25-40°Porcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – Coverlam ImperialWindowspanoramah!®ah! Vertical SlidingFastenersSchöckConcrete Façade Fasteners – Isolink®CarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Arena®CoatingsFormicaLaminate – ColorCore®2More products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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

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Series in Milwaukee shows why Giants and Brewers should trade with each other

first_imgDENVER — As his team catches fire and pitching staffs around the league continue to melt down, Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi finds himself in an intriguing position.It might be too soon to know whether the Giants have a realistic chance to compete for a Wildcard berth over the next two-plus months, but it’s clear the team has assets that contending clubs find quite desirable.With the July 31 trade deadline approaching, the Milwaukee Brewers should be among the teams …last_img read more

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Takeaways: Twins 6, A’s 3

first_imgMINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — A daunting road trip began Thursday night. Two first-place teams — the Minnesota Twins and Houston Astros — await on this trip with the Oakland A’s primed for an opportunity to gain significant ground in playoff positioning.“You can’t help but know you’re playing two first-place teams,” manager Bob Melvin said before the game.  “And a lot is going to be made of that, but if we can just kind of expect to win today’s game and move on to the next game, that’s the best way to …last_img read more

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Self-Correcting RNA: Is It a Missing Link?

first_imgA team of Russian scientists at Rutgers discovered a remarkable phenomenon: RNA that proofreads itself during its own synthesis.  The work was reported in Science1: “We show that during transcription elongation, the hydrolytic reaction stimulated by misincorporated nucleotides proofreads most of the misincorporation events and thus serves as an intrinsic mechanism of transcription fidelity.”  It has already been known that DNA transcription and translation includes a whole suite of error-correcting mechanisms, but this is the first instance of RNA self-correction.    The researchers did not comment on the evolution of this capability except to state that it “is likely evolutionarily conserved” (i.e., unevolved in all living organisms), and that in an RNA-protein world, a “proofreading and repair mechanism similar to the one described here could have allowed a large RNA genome of the last common universal ancestor to exist.”  This is because without an accurate proofreading mechanism even in an RNA world, duplication fidelity would have been too low for evolution: “the relatively low fidelity of RNAP-catalyzed synthesis could not have been sufficient for stable maintenance of large RNA genomes in the absence of cleavage factors.”    Patrick Cramer (Gene Center Munich), however, writing in the same issue of Science,2 launched their final, speculative paragraph into a story of how this RNA must be a missing link.  Starting with the admission that “Precision can be vital,” Cramer immediately invoked the E word: “cells have evolved processes for proofreading and correction to shut down the propagation of errors” in the DNA-to-protein pathway.  Referring to the work by Zenkin et al., he said, “This finding helps to explain the fidelity of gene transcription and suggests that self-correcting RNA was the genetic material during early evolution.”    But how, exactly, could that have come about?  In his missing-link story, notice how many times Cramer used speculation words like could, probably and suggests compared to the hard requirements of reality:The discovery of self-correcting RNA transcripts suggests a previously missing link in molecular evolution.  One prerequisite of an early RNA world (devoid of DNA) is that RNA-based genomes were stable.  Genome stability required a mechanism for RNA replication and error correction during replication, which could have been similar to the newly described RNA proofreading mechanism described by Zenkin et al.  If self-correcting replicating RNAs coexisted with an RNA-based protein synthesis activity, then an early RNA-based replicase could have been replaced by a protein-based RNA replicase.  This ancient protein-based RNA replicase could have evolved to accept DNA as a template, instead of RNA, allowing the transition from RNA to DNA genomes.  In this scenario, the resulting DNA-dependent RNA polymerase retained the ancient RNA-based RNA proofreading mechanism.    Whereas an understanding of RNA proofreading is only now emerging, DNA proofreading had long been characterized. DNA polymerases cleave misincorporated nucleotides from the growing DNA chain, but the cleavage activity resides in a protein domain distinct from the domain for synthesis.  The spatial separation of the two activities probably allowed optimization of two dedicated active sites during evolution, whereas RNA polymerase retained a single tunable active site.  This could explain how some DNA polymerases achieve very high fidelity, which is required for efficient error correction during replication of large DNA genomes.Of course, being only a “scenario” for how proofreading “could” have evolved, Cramer offered no evidence, lab or otherwise, for such a self-correcting RNA “missing link.”  For a discussion of problems with the RNA-world scenario, see the 07/11/2002 entry.1Zenkin, Yuzenkova and Severinov, “Transcript-Assisted Transcriptional Proofreading,” Science, 28 July 2006: Vol. 313. no. 5786, pp. 518 – 520, DOI: 10.1126/science.1127422.2Patrick Cramer, “Perspectives: Molecular Biology: Self-Correcting Messages,” Science, 28 July 2006: Vol. 313. no. 5786, pp. 447 – 448, DOI: 10.1126/science.1131205.Was blindness ever so dark as to look design in the eye, and attribute it to mindless chance?  The blind see naught but their own imaginations.  Cramer took an incredibly wondrous phenomenon (imagine! self-correcting code) and weaved a purely fictional tale about how it emerged from The Ancient Soup.  Yet this is the myth that our culture only allows to be heard by students in public schools, because any other explanation, such as design, is classified as “religion” (along with, presumably, rocket-launching Hezbollah terrorism).  In the same issue of Science was a very positive book review of a new work about Richard Dawkins, the rabidly atheistic Darwinist who subscribes to the Ancient Soup myth or something very like it: reviewer David C. Queller says, “Dawkins spills his own dirty, obscene secret, again no less powerful now that we have known it for 30 years.  All flesh is survival machinery, and the survival it promotes is that of our selfish genes.”    If this makes you angry, then it is time to take back science from the powers of darkness, obscenity, and selfishness that swept in like a flood after Darwin.  What would the original founders of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, like Joseph Henry, think of what has become of their honorable institution?(Visited 32 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Rocky Horror to rock Cape Town

first_img22 November 2004Capetonians need not wait for much longer as the world’s most popular rock ‘n roll musical, The Rocky Horror Show, is on its way and is set to delight local audiences when it takes to Ratanga Junction’s main stage from 24 November to mid-January 2005.Produced by Barnyard Theatre Productions, the show is directed by a former Frank N Furter – the talented Ian von Memerty, who played the gender-bender Transylvanian almost a decade ago.This time around the role will be played by popular local performer Paul du Toit, who will be joined on stage by well-known Cape-based actor Jason Ralph, who plays Riff Raff.Kerry Hiles and David Chevers take the roles of those most hapless of virgins – Brad and Janet – while veteran stage actor David Sherwood is the omnipresent narrator.There are also star turns by Bronwyn Evans as Columbia, and Tessa Denton as Magenta, adding their special magic to a critically acclaimed production.The Rocky Horror Show had a chequered history in South Africa, with the film version being banned after four weeks on circuit. Creator Richard O’Brien devised the sci-fi spoof in the early 1970s, his only vision being to provide him and a few friends with employment – now numerous productions are still being staged worldwide.The current South African show kicked off its year-long national tour earlier this year at The Barnyard Theatre in Durban, where it enjoyed a sold-out nine-week run before moving on to The Barnyard Theatre in Pretoria, where it also played to packed houses.The show is currently enjoying a successful season at the Port Elizabeth Opera House.A rollicking and irreverent musical, Rocky Horror is the perfect way to celebrate the end of 2004. Cape Town audiences are encouraged to don their finest Rocky get-ups and become part of the action in this hit show, which recently celebrated its 30th anniversary.Call 083 91 ROCKY or Computicket to book your tickets and find out about the opening week special offer of two tickets for the price of one.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

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RIL seeking global partner for bridging urban-rural gap: Nita

first_imgIndian corporate giant Reliance Industries is seeking partnership with global players for a new venture aimed at bridging the gap between urban and rural India, Group Chief Mukesh Ambani’s wife Nita Ambani has said.Noting that India is capable of becoming a USD 30-40 trillion economy by 2040, Nita Ambani, Chairperson of RIL Group’s philanthropy arm Reliance Foundation, said that the milestone would make the country poverty-free.Delivering the Champben & Jamnadas Modi/K R Narayanan PhD Fellowship lecture at the London School of Economics in London on Friday  night, she elaborated on the Reliance Group’s plan to build bridges between the rural and urban India.”It will be a unique partnership of private, public and the citizen sector and we seek global partnership in this venture,” she said.”We all have a big dream for India. It has the potential to become a staggering USD 30 to 40 trillion economy by 2040 and when this dream comes true, India will be poverty-free,” Ambani noted.”This will be India’s third and real freedom, freedom from poverty. If 1947 was the first freedom, to my mind 1991 (rpt) 1991 was the 2nd freedom – economic freedom – freedom that unleashed our entrepreneurship to compete in the world.”She said the freedom from poverty is possible “if we energise our youth and build an economic system, and institutions that provide an opportunity to realise the full potential of our 1 billion plus people.”Remembering the time when she met Mukesh, she said: “In the late 1970s and early 80s when Mukesh and I met, India was considered a third world country. It has been fascinating to see the journey from third world country to the third most powerful country in the world.”advertisementThe topic of the lecture was “Towards an Indian Renaissance: Building Institutions of Excellence.”Noting that India’s advantages can be summarised as 3 Ds – Democracy, Diversity and Demographics, Nita Ambani, also chairperson of Dhirubhai Ambani International School and Sports JV IMG-Reliance, said the real explosion would happen when the 4th ‘D’ of discipline would get integrated.”Discipline will bind the country and align it in its pursuit to become a truly advanced economy.”After arriving here with Mukesh Ambani on Friday afternoon in their special chartered flight, Reliance I, the couple also attended a dinner hosted by Professor Lord Nicholas Stern, IG Patel Professor of Economics at the LSE.The dinner was attended by Britain’s Secretary of State for Business Dr Vince Cable, Lord Megnad Desai, Barry Gardiner, MP, and Manoj Ladwa, a leading solicitor.In her hour-long lecture, which was repeatedly applauded by the packed gathering, Ambani said “India is now changing and regaining its lustre and it is coming of age.”Describing the radical transformation, she said, “India’s economy is growing at a trail blazing rate of around 8 to 9 per cent annually and promises to do so for many years to come. We will soon be the fastest growing economy.”Neeta Ambani added, “Mukesh often talks about our right to win. India has now earned its right to win. People speculate that this century is Asia’s century and in my heart of heart I know India will lead the way.”It will not only lead the way but also be a shining example and show the path to the rest of the world. While the world is still reeling under the aftermath of the financial crisis, India has come out stronger and has demonstrated that financial innovations can not be done at the cost of the common man.”According to her, India knew a unique developmental model, which is different from the rest of the world.”India’s unique strength lies in its soft power – the soft power will be central to making it a super power.”Talking about her association with the businesses of Reliance Group, Nita Ambani said her role in building Jamnagar Refinery was to “make the development process people-centric, infuse a soul into the creation; my role was also to ensure excellence is ingrained in this asset that will serve India and its people for a long time.”She said her most important job was to create one of the biggest green belts standing in 1800 acres in Jamnagar where they planted over 2 million trees.”Part of the desert has now been transformed into Asia’s largest mango-growing orchard. Today the refinery is not only exporting petroleum products but also mangoes,” she said.She also referred to her role in transforming the Mumbai Indians, the IPL team led by Sachin Tendulkar, “greatest cricketer in the world”.advertisementShe said that the Group was now expanding its sports vision through IMG Reliance Joint Venture. “It is a world class initiative in sports development under which 29 most deserving young sports stars have been identified from across the country and they will be sent on a one-year scholarship to IMG academy in Florida.””This joint venture will build most advanced sport infrastructure in the country. Most importantly it will groom future champions of India.”With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

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a month ago​Arsenal agree Turner Sports US broadcasting deal

first_imgTagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say ​Arsenal agree Turner Sports US broadcasting dealby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal have become the latest Premier League club to secure distribution for their in-house television channel via Turner Sports’ B/R Live over-the-top (OTT) platform, reports, www.sportspromedia.com/.Both Liverpool and Tottenham have agreed US distribution deals with B/R Live recently, and now Arsenal TV lands on the streaming service in an exclusive arrangement.Arsenal TV now also gets the benefits of the increased exposure of B/R Live’s availability via major smart TV’s as well as streaming products such as Amazon Fire and Roku.The Premier League club will push their international programming block via the B/R Live platform, comprising a three-hour period of Arsenal content produced for every match day, including pre and post-match coverage across the Premier League, the Uefa Europa League, and domestic cups.On non-match days, Arsenal TV offers subscribers the ability to watch full match replays of every first team game from the domestic league and cup competitions, with Turner’s Uefa rights deal also permitting retransmission of Europa League matches. Additionally, classic Arsenal matches will be available, as well as weekly magazine programming such as Arsenal World and Arsenal 360. last_img read more

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