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The Golden Box / K2Ld Architects

first_imgCopyHouses•Singapore ArchDaily Houses “COPY” Projects Singapore Photographs:  Patrick Bingham HallText description provided by the architects. The intention of the house’s design is to define and blur the visual threshold between the public and private areas of the house. The transparency of the house decreases in ascending order as per their functional requirements. Their surfaces clearly express their openness of the daily living habits and rituals. Save this picture!© Patrick Bingham HallRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreThe boundary walls mediate between the inside and outside. Behind the glass wall is a row of bamboo for screening. It is the foreground for the floating golden mesh and serves as a backdrop for the glass box on the ground level.The middle box is the main feature of the house, screened in varying porosity of golden mesh. This golden mesh acts as a light veil over the private glassed areas of the second story. During the night, the screen dissolves and unveils the events within the house when the house is lit. The attic is conceived as being an opaque box clad in aluminum panels that create monolithic sense of tranquility and yet not appearing to be heavy. Save this picture!© Patrick Bingham HallThe owner wanted to utilize every surface of a floor plate as well as having the flexibility of adapting to different uses in future. This calls for a rethinking of compartmentalization and access spaces. Save this picture!© Patrick Bingham HallThe living/dining/family spaces are all combined into a large open space. The reduction of the walls to compartmentalize the spaces allows for flexibility. There are no corridors; the passageways are widened to become a usable space. The partition walls between rooms allow for change of use. Save this picture!© Patrick Bingham HallThe configuration of the spaces are clear and direct, having the staircases as feature objects in space and a double volume space to connect the stacked plates. The boxes stacked on each other being a solution to the functional requirements is also inevitably the expression of the building form.Save this picture!© Patrick Bingham HallProject gallerySee allShow lessWuxi Elementary School Re-Design / Atelier XÜKArticlesUjpalota Main Square / HMS-PlanArticles Share The Golden Box / K2Ld ArchitectsSave this projectSaveThe Golden Box / K2Ld Architects The Golden Box / K2Ld Architects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/154858/the-golden-box-k2ld-architects Clipboard Save this picture!© Patrick Bingham Hall+ 7 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/154858/the-golden-box-k2ld-architects Clipboard Architects: K2Ld Architects Photographs CopyAbout this officeK2Ld ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesSingaporePublished on August 01, 2011Cite: “The Golden Box / K2Ld Architects” 01 Aug 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSafety Window Films in Associated Watch and Jewelry BuyersFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MWindowsAir-LuxSliding Windows for High-Rise BuildingsSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60Manuals & AdviceSikaFirestop SystemsMetal PanelsAmerican MetalcraftRainscreen – RS300Curtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalWaste Containers / Recycling BinsPunto DesignLitter Bin – PapilonSound BoothsFramerySoundproof Phone Booths – Framery OneCarpetsnanimarquinaRugs – ShadeMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?金色盒子住宅 / K2Ld Architects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

Improved facilities needed for tourists in Donegal – Kennedy

first_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/niamhtourism.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest WhatsApp There needs to be improved services and facilities for tourists visiting Donegal.That’s according to Councillor Niamh Kennedy who says there are deficiencies in the provision of a number of services including public toilets, beach management, parking facilities and waste disposal.Responding to her concerns, the council says a communication forum is to be established to hear suggestions, and act on them where possible.Councillor Kennedy is now hopeful her concerns will be addressed……………… Previous articleDonegal Senior Championship Semi Finals confirmed for SundayNext articleLetterkenny Chamber hosting third ‘Networking Donegal’ event admin Facebook Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Google+ Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter By admin – September 27, 2016 Google+ Improved facilities needed for tourists in Donegal – Kennedylast_img read more

BREAKING NEWS: Indiana State Police Calls Patriot Majority USA Allegations Completely False

first_imgSaturday October 15, 2016, 4:19 PMIndiana State Police-Headquarters – StatewideCommunity: Indiana State Police Calls Patriot Majority USA Allegations Completely FalseIndiana State Police Calls Patriot Majority USA Allegations Completely False; Has Uncovered Intentional Acts of Fraud and Will Protect the Integrity of the Election and Every Citizen’s Right to VoteIn response to accusations by Patriot Majority USA of voter suppression efforts and civil rights violations by the Indiana State Police (ISP), the ISP issued the following statement:“Every allegation by Patriot Majority USA against the Indiana State Police is completely false. In fact, it is clear from evidence documented to date that we have uncovered intentional acts of fraud by representatives of Patriot Majority USA,” said Captain David Bursten, Chief Public Information Office for the Indiana State Police. “The Indiana State Police is charged with enforcing the laws of the state of Indiana and we are determined to protect the integrity of the election and every citizen’s right to vote.”In late August, Hendricks County Voter Registration Officials received voter application forms that appeared to be fraudulent or forged and they contacted the Indiana State Police. Per standard protocol, the ISP then made a courtesy notification to the Indiana Secretary of State’s office that it had initiated an investigation that has since expanded to 56 Indiana counties.Important points related to this ongoing investigation include:The possible fraudulent or false information is a combination of made up names and made up addresses, real names with made up or incorrect addresses and false dates of births with real names as well as combinations of all these examples.The expanded number of counties involved leads investigators to believe the total of potentially fraudulent records may be in the thousands, thus creating a potential to disenfranchise many votersA representative sample of voter registration applications received by county voter registration offices suspected of being fraudulent have been COPIED and provided to state police detectives. In all cases the ORIGINAL applications are maintained by the appropriate voter registration officeWhen the search warrant was executed on October 4, copies were made of voter application forms and the originals were left with representatives of Indiana Voter Registration Project, a subsidiary of Patriot Majority USAIn accordance with state law, all voter registration applications received by Indiana voter registration offices are processed according to established policiesThere are simple steps citizens can take to confirm they are properly registered by visiting this site: https://indianavoters.in.govIf after checking this source, a citizen discovers inaccurate information that indicates they could be a victim, they should contact their local voter registration office and the 24-hour Indiana State Police Voter Registration Application Fraud tip line of 888-603-3147.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Maersk Makes Good Start to 2019, Launches USD 1.5 Bn Buyback

first_imgDanish shipping major A.P. Møller – Mærsk made good progress on its transformation in the first quarter of 2019 as its increased earnings and strengthened its balance sheet.Maersk closed the first quarter of 2019 with a 33% increase in earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA), which reached USD 1.2 billion in the period, while revenue grew by 2.5% to USD 9.5 billion compared to the first quarter of 2018.The company’s underlying loss from continuing operations stood at USD 69 million, shrinking from a loss of USD 329 million reported in the same period a year earlier.Operating cash flow improved to USD 1.5 billion and free cash flow was USD 3.5 billion, including sale of shares in Total S.A.“We had a good start to 2019,” Søren Skou, CEO of A.P. Moller – Maersk, said, adding that the company has significantly strengthened its balance sheet.Profitability in the company’s Ocean sector increased. EBITDA grew 42% to USD 927 million compared to same period last year, mainly driven by a 3.9% increase in average loaded freight rates and an improvement in total operating cost of 2.8%. Revenue increased to USD 6.9 billion despite lower volumes which declined 2.2%, impacted by the frontloading seen on the Pacific trades in the fourth quarter of 2018 and weak demand on Latin America and Oceania trades.Looking at terminal profitability, the opening of the Moin terminal, Costa Rica and positive underlying volume growth in gateway terminals had a positive impact on terminal profitability in the first quarter of the year. Terminals & Towage reported an increase in revenue to USD 991 million from USD 911 million and in EBITDA to USD 267 million from USD 244 million compared to same quarter last year.Maersk delivered combined synergies of USD 130 million from its strategic transformation in the first quarter. Cash return on invested capital (CROIC) improved to a positive 6.7% from a negative 5.9%, driven by higher earnings, strong cash conversion and a reduction in invested capital.“We made good progress on the transformation, where we have completed the separation of the energy businesses, further integrated our organisation and continued to improve our product portfolio. This resulted in a solid cash return on invested capital and delivery of synergies, getting us closer to our target of USD 1 billion by end of 2019,” Skou added.Furthermore, as part of the intention to distribute a material part of the value of shares received in Total S.A in connection with the sale of Maersk Oil, Maersk’s Board of Directors has decided to exercise the authority to buy back shares with a maximum value of DKK 10 billion (USD 1.5 billion).The program will run from June 2019 and over a period of up to 15 months. After execution of the program, the Board of Directors will evaluate the capital structure and outlook for A.P. Moller – Maersk with the intention to distribute additional cash to shareholders, subject to maintaining investment-grade rating.Looking forward, Maersk reiterated its guidance of an EBITDA of around USD 5 billion, including effects from IFRS 16.“We reaffirm our guidance for the 2019 results. We are still facing considerable uncertainties from weaker macro numbers as well as the risk from trade tensions and implementation of IMO 2020. In Q1, volumes on trans-Pacific trade between Asia and North America have shown signs of decline and new tariffs can potentially reduce expected growth in global container volumes by up to 1 percentage point,” Skou concluded.last_img read more

Rage Chassis reigns as IMCA Manufacturers’ Cup winner

first_imgRage paced point standings in its home North Central Region. Shaw won in its title sponsored Western Re­gion, GRT repeated in the Central Region, BMS Race Cars was best in the South Central Region and Harris was first in the Eastern Region. Two-time and defending Cup champion Shaw Race Cars was second, with eight drivers totaling 33 points. Fifteen builders were entered in this year’s contest. Last-year’s Cup runner-up, Rage led the way with 41 points, tallied by seven different drivers. “The Rage brand has increased in popularity among racers in recent years, in part due to the success they’ve experienced on some of IMCA’s biggest stages,” noted Kevin Yoder, director of marketing for IMCA. “We congratulate Justin and the entire Rage team on a well-deserved Manufacturers’ Cup championship.” WEST UNION, Iowa – Rage Chassis reigns as a first-time winner of the coveted IMCA Manufactur­ers’ Cup. Bricen James was aboard a Rage in winning the Western Region crown and Tom Berry Jr. scored the North Central Region championship in a Razor. Jordan Grabouski again won national and Central Region titles piloting a GRT. William Gould’s Gould Chassis put him on top of South Central Region standings and Matt Szecsodi won the Eastern Region prize in a Harris car.center_img “This is a great accomplishment. It’s something every chassis builder wants to do but can’t by themselves,” said Rage owner Justin O’Brien. “Our customers, their hard work and performance dictated the results.” The West Union, Iowa, chassis builder topped overall point standings in the 11th annual contest. Points were awarded based on the make of chassis driven by racers finishing in the top 10 in each of the five re­gions for IMCA Modifieds. Rage will be recognized and receive a trophy during the Nov. 30 national banquet in Lincoln, Neb. Regional Manufacturers’ Cup winners will receive plaques and $100 checks. Rounding out the top five were GRT Race Cars with 30 points and Harris Auto Racing and Razor Chas­sis, both with 25.last_img read more