Country House Renovation / 2260mm Arquitectes

first_img 2014 CopyHouses, Renovation•Vidular, Spain Houses Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Lluís Bernat+ 22 Share ArchDaily Projects “COPY” Country House Renovation / 2260mm Arquitectes photographs:  Lluís Bernat Photographs:  Lluís Bernat Structure:EGOINRendering:PLAY-TIMEConstruction:Jesús CruzArchitects In Charge:Manel Casellas, Mar Puig de la BellacasaCity:VidularCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Lluís BernatRecommended ProductsWood Boards / HPL PanelsEGGERPerfectSense Matt Lacquered BoardsArmchairsB&B ItaliaArmchair – AyanaWoodLunawoodLunawood Thermowood Façade in Eaton Socon Pre-SchoolText description provided by the architects. Renovation of an old county house in Cantabria, in northern Spain. The house had the typical structure of ancient houses of that zone: stone walls and a timber structure of columns and beams.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanUnfortunatelly, at the time we were designing the project, the house partially felt down. Only 2 stone facades remained standing, so in fact we had to rebuild completely the house.Save this picture!© Lluís BernatThe house was included in a catalogue of ancient buildings of Cantabria, so we had to maintain its volume, facades and materials.Save this picture!© Lluís BernatThe project rebuilds the house, maintaining the appearance from outside. Inside, we used a contemporary language, but using the same materials that existed before. We have used a dry construction system, with cross laminated timber structure, supported by timber columns and beams. The panel can be seen at the ceilings, and it works also as a parquet floor in first and second floors. We have reused existing stone bases at ground floor to support timber columns.Save this picture!© Lluís BernatA triple-height atrium with a staircase is the main space of the house. You can see it from the kitchen/dinning and living room in ground floor, or from the bedrooms corridor in first floor. In ground floor a fireplace is placed just in this atrium. New facades were built using existing stone.Project gallerySee allShow lessNorman Foster Joins Hollywood Stars in Petition Against Venice Cruise ShipsArchitecture NewsHouse in Gokurakuji / Naoya Kawabe Architect & AssociatesSelected Projects Share Spain Country House Renovation / 2260mm ArquitectesSave this projectSaveCountry House Renovation / 2260mm Arquitectes CopyAbout this office2260mm ArquitectesOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationVidularHousesRefurbishmentSpainPublished on July 30, 2014Cite: “Country House Renovation / 2260mm Arquitectes” 30 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in SkyPodsShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma EDoorsC.R. LaurenceMonterey Bi-Folding Glass Wall SystemTable LampsLouis PoulsenLamps – Panthella PortableBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersSealantsEffisusMetal Roof Flashing – Stopper MRDropped CeilingsPure + FreeFormLinear Clip-Strip Ceiling SystemUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryLouversAccoyaAccoya® Wood for Shutters and LouvresSpa / WellnessKlafsGyms & Relaxation RoomsMore products »Save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 stream Year:  Photographs 2014 “COPY” Area:  300 m² Area:  300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: 2260mm Arquitectes Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

Dutch schemes’ funding up by at least eight percentage points in 2017

first_imgThe coverage ratio of Dutch pension funds increased by at least eight percentage points on average last year, in particular thanks to improving equity markets, according to Mercer and Aon Hewitt.Mercer saw the schemes’ funding rise by one percentage point to 107% on average during December. Aon Hewitt, which applies slightly different criteria, found that coverage had last month remained unchanged, at 106%.Aon noted that the funding level at the end of 2017 exceeded the required minimum of 104.3% and said it expected that only a few pension funds had closed the year with a funding shortfall.This compares favourably with the situation at the end of 2016. Then, coverage of Dutch pension funds was 98% on average, after funding had just jumped thanks to improving equity markets and rising interest rates in the wake of the election of Donald Trump as US president. At the time, it was expected that no more than 10 pension funds would have to start cutting pension rights in 2017.As schemes are allowed to spread out necessary discounts, cuts were expected to be limited to a maximum of 1% last year.Commenting on 2017, Mercer said that worldwide developed market equities had risen 0.7% without a 50% currency hedge in December, and 1% in case schemes had applied such a hedge. It added that equities in emerging markets had gained 2.9%.The rise in the swap rate hardly contributed to a drop in liabilities, as the ultimate forward rate fell from 2.9% to 2.6% last yearAon HewittListed property and commodities yielded 0.8% and 2.3%, respectively, last month, while euro-denominated government bonds and credit had lost 0.8% and 0.3%, respectively, according to Mercer.Aon indicated that equity investments without currency hedging had generated 10% over last year.It said the US dollar had depreciated 14% relative to the euro.Property portfolios lost more than 2% on average last year, according to Aon, which added that fixed income portfolios had remained largely at the same level.During December, the 30-year swap rate – the main criterion for discounting pension funds’ liabilities – dropped marginally to 1.50%. At the end of 2016, the rate stood at 1.23%.Aon Hewitt noted that the rise of the swap rate had hardly contributed to a drop in liabilities, as the ultimate forward rate (UFR) had fallen from 2.9% to 2.6% last year. The UFR is part of the discount mechanism for Dutch pension funds’ liabilities.  “As a result of this reduction, pension funds must apply higher liabilities for long durations, which has cancelled out the effect of decreased liabilities for the short durations,” the consultancy said.The UFR allows pension funds to apply higher interest rates than the market rate for long-term liabilities. However, the difference between the market rate and the UFR has decreased significantly.Mercer noted that pension funds’ liabilities had risen 0.1% on balance last month, following an increase in short-term interest rates and a slight drop in long-term rates.Edward Krijgsman, senior investment consultant at Mercer, explained that pension funds’ liabilities are more susceptible to long-term interest rates, whereas regular government bonds and credit are more affected by short-term rate developments.last_img read more

Third of married Kiwis have affairs – survey

first_imgNZ Herald 17 Sep 2011Nearly one in three married New Zealanders has had an affair, a new survey has found. But almost half of Kiwi couples say they would stay with a cheating partner and try to work things out. More than 500 people were questioned about their feelings on marriage and all things associated with it for a survey conducted by the New Zealand Woman’s Weekly magazine in conjunction with Colmar Brunton.People aged 18 to 64 were asked 30 questions about love, sex, affairs and even how they felt about doing the household chores. The findings showed 29 per cent of the group had had an affair, while 47 per cent said they would stick with their partner and work things out… Results also showed women under 30 were more likely to walk out of a relationship if their partner had an affair. Older people – particularly men over 50 – were more forgiving. read more

Flenory still ‘gold standard’ for WPIAL basketball

first_imgWhile Flenory rose to stardom with his accomplishments on the hardwood, he never forgot where he came from.“I began playing basketball in 3rd grade and this is one of the highlights of my life,” said Flenory. “In 1968 Valley had a great team and won the section championship and that’s when I knew that basketball was going to be my game.”“He played basketball every day. He would play in the rain and in the snow,” said Tallulah Flenory, B. B.’s mother. “I had to buy a new stove to keep his supper warm. B. B. was always a leader. When he was eight years old he started his own team. We bought all the shorts and shirts. I dyed the tops red and the bottoms blue.” GOLD STANDARD—A smiling B.B. Flenory shows off his 2010 WPIAL Hall of Fame award. PROUD FAMILY—B.B. Flenory, daughter Karma, mother Tally and father Charles celebrate the New Kensington great’s induction to the WPIAL Hall of Fame. Baron “B.B.” Flenory remains a legendary figure in high school basketball, in college basketball and to those in western Pennsylvania. Flenory was among 14 people inducted June 25 into the WPIAL Hall of Fame at the Embassy Suites in Coraopolis. Flenory scored 1,800 points at Valley High School in New Kensington and was a Parade All-American as a senior, an accomplishment earned by only 12 other WPIAL or City League basketball players. He was Pennsylvania’s high school Player of the Year in 1976 and remains among the top 15 scorers in Duquesne University history. Among other distinctions in his career, Flenory holds the single-game scoring record at his high school and college. In his senior year at Valley, Flenory poured in 52 points in a game at Norwin. While at Duquesne, he tallied 48 in the West Virginia Classic Dec. 30, 1978. What was his most memorable game?“In junior high school I scored 81 points in one game,” said Flenory. “I went something like 31 of 36 from the floor.”What was his most memorable game in high school?“I’d have to say Sam Clancy and Fifth Avenue. That was the game that I went down to one knee, dribbling the ball,” said Flenory. “We were winning by 11 at the time and Warnie Macklin stole the ball. That was a great game. I think someone collapsed in the stands, too, and died from a heart attack.”What would B.B. say to his critics who would say that he shot the ball too much?”“I would say to them that I am the only player in Duquesne history to lead the team in scoring and in assists,” said Flenory. “I shot 56 percent from the field which is a high percentage for a guard.”After B.B. scored 25 and won MVP honors for Pennsylvania in the famous Dapper Dan Roundball game in 1976, it was time to head off to college at Duquesne where he was the centerpiece of the West Virginia and Duquesne rivalry.Flenory was nearly killed after taking an elbow to the head from West Virginia’s Bob Huggins in a 1976 game in Morgantown. Two years later, Flenory was involved in a brawl against the Mountaineers at the Civic Arena, then refused to play at West Virginia after seeing a picture of himself hung in effigy in the West Virginia student newspaper. The West Virginia students threw pacifiers and baby rattles and referred to him as BaBy Flenory.“I receive a concussion my freshman year when Bob Huggins hit me in the head and I received another concussion against Duke,” said Flenory. “At the Civic Arena in 1978 West Virginia put a box and one on me. And every time I went to the hoop I was getting elbowed in the head and I had enough and the brawl was on.”Flenory already holds spots in Duquesne’s and Pennsylvania’s Hall of Fame.As floor leader, Flenory injected intensity into his teammates. There’s no “I” in team, but there’s an “I” in win and winning is what B.B. was all about. Concussions may have ended his basketball career but his legend will live forever.Other players joining Flenory in the Hall’s fourth class were Woodland Hills’ Steve Breaston (2002); Ambridge’s Dick DeVenzio (1967, posthumously); Southmoreland’s Chris Dugan (1967); North Allegheny’s Ty Moore (1990); Canon-McMillian’s Manny Pihakis (1952); Mt. Lebanon’s Gretchen Rush-Magers (1982); and Mc­Keesport’s Brandon Short (1995).Former Washington athlete Jimmy Montecalvo, who died of cancer in 2008, was honored with the WPIAL courage award.Also inducted were Paul Hindes (Girl’s volleyball, basketball and softball) from Baldwin; Harriett Morrison (Girls volleyball) from Farrell; and Art Walker Sr. (football) from Mt. Lebanon and Shady Side Academy; Tarentum’s Tom Stabile (official); Bill Christy (official); Michael Manzo (contributor); the 1959 Braddock football team and the 1986 Gateway football team, who finished 13-0 and ranked No. 3 in the country in USA Today and considered by many the greatest team in WPIAL history.last_img read more

Buckeye defense cant defend poor play against Michigan

OSU defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Luke Fickell yells at his players during The Game Nov. 30 at Michigan Stadium. OSU won, 42-41.Credit: Ritika Shah / Asst. photo editorIn the game of college football, a win’s a win, no matter how or at what cost.For the No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes (12-0, 8-0), their 24th victory in a row might have been the toughest of the streak to date, a 42-41 win on the road against archrival Michigan (7-5, 3-5) that saw the OSU defense give up a season-high 603 yards to the Wolverines.Such a performance garners questions to be directed at the team’s defensive coordinator, and OSU’s Luke Fickell was no exception Monday.When asked about what he thought went wrong in Saturday’s win, Fickell didn’t take kindly to the question.“What do you mean what went wrong? Did we win? Did we win?” Fickell said. “I’ve been up (in Ann Arbor) quite a few times in my 18-year career here … We know there’s things we have to correct, momentum and things happened and we didn’t play great on the defensive side of the ball so there’s a lot of things to correct. Every single week we have objectives and the last objective last week was win, and we came away with a win.”Don’t tell that to junior linebacker Ryan Shazier, though, who called the unit’s performance Saturday “bittersweet” even though the team won the game.“The most important thing at the end of the day is getting a ‘W,’” Shazier said. “But we (are) still pretty mad … the whole defense is pretty pissed off about how many yards we gave up rushing and passing. It’s just not acceptable.”Even though the Buckeye defense struggled all game, it did make a big play when it mattered most as redshirt-freshman cornerback Tyvis Powell picked off Michigan redshirt-junior quarterback Devin Gardner’s two-point conversion pass attempt with 32 seconds left to ice the game.Powell said after the game he knew that play was coming thanks to cornerbacks coach and special teams coordinator Kerry Coombs, which Fickell said is all part of weekly preparation.“You prepare. You don’t know exactly, but when you do your studies and you have an idea,” Fickell said. “Obviously, you see the things that we rep we do a lot better job of … but that (play) was one of the things that we had repped and had a good idea but it comes down to the guy making the play.”OSU’s defense gives up an average 255.8 passing yards per game, tied for 101st in the country with Northwestern. The whole season, the team has been able to compensate for the lack of consistency on that side of the ball, but coach Urban Meyer remains confident in them.“(The) pass defense surfaced again, and (a) lack of contact on the quarterback,” Meyer said Monday. “We just had some guys running open … I trust that we’ll get it fixed, and I trust that these guys will be locked and loaded and have a good week of preparation.”The Spartan offense ranks third to last in the Big Ten in total offense with 380.2 yards per game, but is better than that number indicates, Shazier said.“They have playmakers out there,” Shazier said. “They would not have went undefeated in the Big Ten so far if they weren’t (good) so I feel like they’re doing a great job right now.”After watching the film of Saturday’s win against Michigan, sophomore linebacker Joshua Perry said the defense was “really close” to stopping the Wolverines from a lot of their big plays. The mistakes, though, were pretty evident.“When you turn on the film you gotta face the facts and realize that there were some mistakes made,” Perry said. “We got a chip on our shoulder, but it’s nothing that’s too urgent like we gotta throw out the whole defense and start over again. It’s just that we gotta correct up what we know to do.”Whether there are questions about the defense as a whole or specifically about their performance against Michigan, Fickell said it all comes back to one thing.“You have a standard, and that’s what’s been set around here. And I think that’s the beauty of it,” Fickell said. “You’re never satisfied with what you got.”The Buckeyes and No. 10 Spartans (11-1, 8-0) are set to face off for Big Ten supremacy Saturday at 8:17 p.m. at Lucas Oil Stadium. read more

Wilfried Zaha rejects Crystal Palace contract offer

first_imgWilfried Zaha has rejected Crystal Palace’s latest contract offer, opening the door for another club to swoop in and snag the highly-rated winger.According to Daily Mirror, Crystal Palace offered to increase Wilfried Zaha’s current weekly wage from €115.000 to €140.000 in an effort to keep their star man. It seems like a decent offer, but it was one that Zaha rejected in an attempt to force a move to a Champions League club.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.Tottenham Hotspur’s Mauricio Pochettino has been a long-time admirer of the 25-year-old and will look to pounce on the occasion. Palace rates Zaha at €85 million, similar to the price Leicester City tagged on Riyad Mahrez. However, the Algerian is set to join Manchester City for around €68 million and The Spurs are hoping to sign Zaha on a cut-price deal worth around €56 million.Crystal Palace will not let go off its prized asset easily. Zaha signed a new contract last May which would keep him at Selhurst Park until 2022. The Eagles will do anything to keep him. Chelsea are also interested in the in-demand forward, as they are also in the market for a winger.last_img read more

Bale replaces Cristiano Ronaldo to become Madrid talisman

first_imgReal Madrid’s Gareth Bale has replaced Cristiano Ronaldo as the club’s talisman as new manager Julen Lopetegui continues to rebuild his team, according to Evening Standard.The Wales international continued his impressive preseason form by scoring a goal during Real Madrid’s 3-1 win over AC Milan on Saturday night.The former Spurs star has spent the last five years as a sidekick to Cristiano Ronaldo but looks to set to become the main attraction as Madrid prepare for life after the departure of their all-time top scorer.Bale was believed to be considering his future at the Santiago Bernabeu after Madrid won their third consecutive Champions League title at the end of May.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.However, the departure of Ronaldo to Juventus means the Welsh wizard has the chance to become the team’s leader and star player.The former Southampton trainee hasn’t had easy time of things in the Spanish capital since he moved there for a then world record fee of £85million in 2013, struggling with injuries on a number of occasions.Ironically, it was Bale who stole the show from Ronaldo at Kiev against Liverpool last May. The winger came off the bench to score twice as Madrid defeated the Merseyside club 3-1 on the night to secure their 13th European title.Bale’s goal against Milan becomes the second he has scored so far in preseason after his scorcher against Juventus in the International Champions Cup in the United States.last_img read more

Spurs to activate Toby Alderwierelds oneyear extension clause

first_imgTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino confirmed they will activate a one-year extension clause in defender Toby Alderweireld’s contractThe Belgian centre-back, who has been linked with a transfer to Manchester United, would have been free to discuss a pre-contract agreement in January with a foreign club.But Spurs will extend his expiring deal by another 12 months with a reported £25m to be activated for the summer transfer window.“Yes, for sure,” said Pochettino on Football London, when asked if Spurs will trigger Alderweireld’s clause.“It is obvious. It is the same situation as Jan (Vertonghen).”After making no signings in the summer, Pochettino suggested that Spurs may go next month without making a new addition to their squad again.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“I told you before, we’re always open but it’s going to be difficult – maybe not impossible but difficult, yes,” he said.Although the Argentine did confirm that he has held regular talks with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy and chief scout Steve Hitchin over bringing in new players.“Yes maybe every day we talk but it depends on if players are going to leave, and to have space to sign players,” said Pochettino.“It depends on players out and then we’re going to see if we can add some quality to help the team.“But I think it’s not going to be easy to add players in January. For sure it’s going to be tough to add.Spurs beat Bournemouth 5-0 at Wembley on Wednesday to move up to second in the Premier League.last_img read more