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Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring / ORA

first_img 2012 Projects Loft Area:  140 m² Area:  140 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Save this picture!© Jan Žaloudek+ 17 Share photographs:  Jan ŽaloudekPhotographs:  Jan ŽaloudekArchitects In Charge:Jeník Hora, Barbora ZmekováCity:MikulovCountry:Czech RepublicMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jan ŽaloudekRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BuildDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – AJ CollectionText description provided by the architects. Where? The loft is a part of the former school building built at the end of nineteenth century. The house is located in small south-Moravian city named Mikulov well known because of its unique landscape and wine.Save this picture!© Jan ŽaloudekWhat? The space of former lecture hall was devalued by new concrete ceiling during the communist time. Above the hall was created hardly usable attic space. Beautifully carved roof frame was hidden and waited for revelation.In meantime the space of former lecture hall was changed into flats. It will never be again one continuous space.Save this picture!© Jan ŽaloudekWhy? When we have discovered this unique space we looked for a way how to keep the static logic, how to keep the atmosphere, how to comply with heritage protection laws and the most important, how to create comfortable space for living.Save this picture!DiagramHow?The most important decision was to keep everything in original condition. One of our rules is that sometimes the most important part of the design is not to design.Save this picture!© Jan ŽaloudekThe attic was segmented by steel rods in a steady rhythm and there was a need to connect space and find the way how to go across the rods. We have enlarged the rectification nooses and created frames in the size of human body. The rods divide the space into individual “rooms”. The walls are imaginary as same as in the Kim Ki-duk’s movie.Save this picture!© Jan ŽaloudekWhom?The project was done. But the most complicated part was to find someone who fit in this space. It is widely the biggest studio apartment. We made also family version but it was too complicated. At the end we found ideal residents, a couple. They use it as a summer place during the time spent in Czech Republic. Save this picture!© Jan ŽaloudekThe budget was pressing us for some compromising solutions and some rough details which are going with the concept. We hope that the old spirit was preserved.
Project gallerySee allShow lessSolid Wood: The Rise of Mass Timber ArchitecturePublicationsMontebello 321 / Jorge Bolio ArquitecturaSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Mikulov na Moravě, 692 01 Mikulov, Czech RepublicLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring / ORASave this projectSaveSpring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring / ORA ArchDaily CopyLoft, Adaptive Reuse•Mikulov, Czech Republic Architects: ORA Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring / ORA “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/597478/spring-summer-fall-winter-and-spring-ora Clipboard 2012 Czech Republic Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/597478/spring-summer-fall-winter-and-spring-ora Clipboard Photographs CopyAbout this officeORAOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingLoftRefurbishmentAdaptive reuseMikulovHousingRefurbishmentResidentialCzech RepublicPublished on February 18, 2015Cite: “Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring / ORA” 18 Feb 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodProfile Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar PanelsMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel PicturaCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Stainless Steel FinishesWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityChairsSellexChair – IrinaBathroom FurnitureKaleBathroom Cabinets – ZeroMore 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

Motorsports Warehouse continues support of IMCA weekly, series, special events drivers

first_imgAnd a top five finisher at each event in the Speed Shift TV Dirt Knights Tour for IMCA Modifieds and in 15 designated IMCA Sunoco Stock Car specials receive a certificate to get two tires prepped. That tire siping service is valued at $40.  Owned by for­mer IMCA driver Brent Antill, Motorsports Warehouse Distributors’ Boone facility is located just north of Boone Speedway. A second store opened last year in Des Moines. Motorsports Warehouse gives a $50 gift certificate to a top five finisher at each of 10 designated IMCA Sunoco Late Model specials. BOONE, Iowa (July 23) – IMCA weekly, series and special events racers alike enjoy the support of Motorsports Warehouse again in 2020.  Parts trailers also provide race night service at Stuart Speedway, Independence Motor Speed­way and Benton County Speedway. center_img More information about Motorsports Warehouse products and services is available at the www.motorsportswarehouse.com website, by calling 515 432-2732 and on Face­book. The Boone-based high performance parts, tools and safety equipment retailer provides race night service at three IMCA sanctioned tracks while renewing awards for series and special event competitors for a sixth season.  “Motorsports Warehouse supports IMCA racers in traditional ways through track parts trailers and a great contingency program of gift certificates off purchases,” noted IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “The cornerstone of their support remains their primary location on the grounds at Boone Speedway and is a great resource for drivers attending the upcoming IMCA Super Nationals.”last_img read more

Ryan, Wisconsin gearing up for rematch with Iowa this weekend

first_imgThe Badgers will travel to Iowa this week in hopes of extending their four-game winning streak, as the Hawkeyes seek revenge from a 75-71 loss at the Kohl Center in January.The last time the teams battled, Wisconsin (21-5, 8-5 Big Ten) was ranked fourth and on its way to tying the best season start in school history, while Iowa (19-6, 8-4 Big Ten) trailed in the rankings at 22nd and had already suffered 2 losses. Now the Hawkeyes, ranked 15th, hope to defend their place on the AP Top 25 Poll at home against the No. 16 Badgers.Head coach Bo Ryan addressed the teams’ switched placements in a press conference Tuesday.“From the time when I was an assistant, I’ve never seen [the conference] as competitive,” Ryan said. “That top-half, bottom-half can change.”The Badgers’ will need to shut down the Hawkeyes’ offense, which had four players score in double digits in its last game against Penn State. Wisconsin will need to watch for Iowa seniors Roy Devyn Marble and Melsahn Basabe, who racked up 16 and 15 points, respectively, against Penn State.In their last match up, the Badgers held Basabe to a scoreless game, but Marble was the leading scorer with 32 of the Hawkeyes’ 71 points. Marble is the only player in the Big Ten to score more than 10 points in each conference game this season.While discussing his mentality for the upcoming match-up in Iowa, Ryan said, “As coaches, we always respect our opponents. To not respect your opponent only causes you problems. [The Hawkeyes] are aggressive to the glass and they’re deep.”Iowa has no easy battle when it comes to defending Wisconsin. In their last four games, the Badgers have had four different leading scorers in Sam Dekker, Nigel Hayes, Ben Brust and Frank Kaminsky. This leaves the Buckeyes in the tough position of covering all aspects of the floor.“Michigan was really concentrating on eliminating any of our outside shots,” Ryan said, addressing how his team attacks opponents’ weak spots. “Therefore, the driving lines were wide open, and Frank recognized that.”Ryan was referring to Kaminsky’s performance against Michigan on Sunday with 25 points and 11 rebounds, his best since November. However, 7-foot junior forward Kaminsky will be matched against 7-foot-1 sophomore center Adam Woodbury, coming off a win against Penn State with 14 points and seven rebounds.The last time the two faced each other, Kaminsky dominated with 15 points compared to Woodbury’s two. Kaminsky, who averages 13 points per game and is known to sink three-pointers, has a distinct advantage over Woodbury’s average 5.7 points per game. Another notable presence, Hayes averages 7.9 points per game. The Badgers will need to work it in the paint as they did in Michigan to expose the Hawkeyes’ weakness.Regarding the Badgers hitting the road for Iowa, Ryan did not seem concerned.“We’ve been a decent road team year in and year out. I don’t see our guys going on the road and not feeling that they can get it done,” he said. “It’s a state of mind. It’s how you prepare, and if you believe then you have a chance.”The Badgers and Hawkeyes will tip-off at 11 a.m. Saturday in Iowa City, Iowa. The game will be broadcast by ESPN2 and Badger Sports Network.last_img read more

Michael Jordaan still leading South African business

first_imgSulaiman PhilipAs a cadet officer at the Gordon’s Bay Naval Academy Dr Michael Jordaan, outgoing chief executive officer (CEO) at First National Bank (FNB) was trained in the art of pouring the perfect glass of port. He was also trained to time his departure from a party perfectly. A useful skill as it turns out for the 2013 Sunday Times Business Leader award winner.Jordaan walks away from a bank that, under his leadership, has been crowned the most innovative bank globally, a pacesetter for using mobile technology in banking. He has also helped grow it into the second-largest retail bank in the country and the largest supplier of mobile devices – smartphone and tablets – in South Africa.Tech-savvy Jordaan is not leaving FNB for a sedentary life on his Stellenbosch wine farm. He has accepted a non-executive position at South African social network and messaging service Mxit. He believes home-grown success stories like Mxit can show the way toward building a more diverse and stronger South African economy. Loathe to handpick industries that will grow in the future he argues, “The market will be the ultimate arbiter of how our economy will grow and diversify, but the kids growing up with companies like Mxit are comfortable with the devices and programming that will drive growth.” Celebrate business achievements Jordaan believes that government, with the assistance of business, needs to build the launch pad to improve South African competitiveness, especially in Africa. South African businesses are world class, as reflected by the recent World Economic Forum’s competitiveness report, and have the potential, he says, to lead Africa into an era of self-sufficiency. This is why he is a cheerleader for the country wherever he goes.“For investors the risk-reward trade-off is good, governance is excellent and we have world-class skills in many industries. However we need to improve our education system to retain our place as the leading economy on the continent. Like every South African I love sport but there are times I wish we got as passionately excited about education as we do about sport.”With more than 36 000 Twitter followers, Jordaan is comfortable sharing his opinion on a variety of subjects without the filter of a corporate communications team. Among his more contentious opinions is that Black Economic Empowerment needs to be amended and refreshed.“Broad-based transformation and skills transfer has been a huge success but personally I am not a fan of those structures that benefitted a few well-connected individuals.”“South Africa is in the unique position of having both high unemployment as well as a critical shortage of key skills so going forward I would like to see greater emphasis on job creation as a category of transformation.”Jordaan served part of his banking apprenticeship under Paul Harris at Rand Merchant Bank where his role model tasked him with establishing an internet-based commercial bank. Without the infrastructure to make it viable the idea evolved into RMB Private Bank. Under Harris’s tutelage Jordaan learnt two valuable lessons; role models are important and business matters.“We need to celebrate business achievement and accept that it can be a huge force for good. Business leaders need to give back by sharing insights and lessons, especially with entrepreneurs because small business is the driver of economic growth.”His advice for entrepreneurs is to find a role model. They are, he says, the best tool for someone starting a business. They are a resource whose ability to help is built on experience. Business success however is built on passion.“Be obsessive about your product or service. Don’t do it for the money. Surround yourself with great people and shower them with credit when they achieve. Leave your ego at home or better yet lose it altogether.” Entrepreneurship and innovation breed success FNB’s CEO describes himself as entrepreneurial at heart, and like all entrepreneurs his mind-set is: find a solution rather than fixating on the problem. This ethos has allowed FNB, in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry, to develop a model that allows a new business to open a bank account and complete the business registration within 24 hours as part of the same process. “Regulations are a way of life and many are well intended but I feel passionately that we should streamline the start-up process as much as possible. Small business can be the engine of growth but we need to remove obstacles, not set up hurdles.”Innovation is at the heart of Jordaan’s success but it’s his management style that has allowed FNB staff to think beyond what is possible. Since 2004 the bank has run the FNB Innovators Programme to encourage lateral thinking. Accepting the BAI – Finacle award in 2012, Jordaan revealed that 8 166 innovative ideas were born as a result of the programme.“The trick in life is to surround yourself with people who are better than you, agree the goal, then get out of their way. People are inherently good and want to achieve. Nine times out of ten they will surprise you with great outcomes as well as new ways of doing things.”Jordaan finds it easier to not micromanage staff, believing that people who are allowed to find solutions without a manager looking over their shoulder helps build a stronger organisation. Interference, as he calls it, does not allow companies to use its employees’ skills.“Mediocre people like being told what to do and exactly how to do it; great people want to work in an empowered environment.”          As Jordaan steps away from his high-profile role toward new challenges he feels assured that he will find success. And if he does not, he believes there are lessons to be learnt in failure as well. A lack of success is just a different way of learning a lesson, he has explained in interviews.Jordaan, who took over for one three-hour shift from Talk Radio 702 personality Redi Thlabi, while she was on maternity leave, embraces challenges that remove him from his comfort zone and would encourage every business leader to do the same.“I enjoyed connecting with people who would not otherwise cross my path; things like Twitter break down all organisational boundaries. The most important lesson I have learnt is this: one learns nothing in the ivory tower and everything by connecting with South Africans from all walks of life.”last_img read more

Mountain Monsters: Trapper is not dead

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest John “Trapper” Tice. Photo provided by Destination America.I am pleased to confirm that despite rumors to the contrary in January of 2016, Trapper from the television series “Mountain Monsters” is alive and well.A publicist for Discovery Communications, Inc. and “Mountain Monsters” confirmed he is in good health after a cliff hanger during one of the episodes left fans worried he had passed away.“I’m happy to confirm that Trapper is alive and well,” a publicist for the network said. “At the end of the 2016 season premiere, there was a cliffhanger revealing that Trapper had a medical emergency. In reality Trapper’s health scare occurred last spring, and fans will see in this weekend’s episode that he is now in recovery and on the mend!”Comments and messages of condolences were left on my blog from several years ago, Mountain Monsters: The inside scoop. I’m not sure why so many folks were sure Trapper had passed away, but I’m happy to report he is doing well.“Please let your readers know that his health will be addressed in the episode airing this Saturday, Jan. 30 at 10/9c,” the same publicist requested.As with everything on the Internet, it is important check your facts closely before starting rumors, that’s why I went directly to a publicist for the network on which the series airs.I’m thankful she was willing to share his health status and confirm he is “alive and well.”For more on “Mountain Monsters,” check out the following links:Men of “Mountain Monsters” investigate Ohio folklore“Mountain Monsters” — They’re more familiar than you thinkTo find out more about A.I.M.S., visit http://www.aimsa.org/.To see the full schedule for “Mountain Monsters,” visit http://www.destinationamerica.com/tv-shows/mountain-monsters.last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — April 17, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest 180417_RyanMartinContinued cold today. Northwest winds dominate the landscape, but we at least see a little less available moisture. Clouds will fight for space with sunshine, and we can’t rule out lingering wet snowflakes, mostly over the northern half to third of the state. However, temperatures today should be a couple degrees warmer than yesterday.Tomorrow will be mostly dry statewide with a mix of clouds and sun. Clouds will be thickening up Wednesday afternoon as our next frontal complex draws close. South-southwest winds ahead of that system should take temps a little higher, perhaps closer to normal. This will, not be a significant warm up, though, and the moderation will be very short lived.Moisture moves in tomorrow evening and then continues through Thursday. Available moisture is not all that impressive, but we draw our rain chances out over the entire period. We look for a few hundredths of an inch up to .25” with coverage at 80% of Ohio. Everything should be done and out of Ohio by Thursday evening.We are keeping our forecast dry for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday time period and are also looking to add Monday to this. The system coming up from the southwest does not look as impressive for early next week. Temps stay cool through the weekend, and will start to moderate just a bit on Monday, as south flow starts to develop ahead of that SW circulation.We our pushing that next system back into Tuesday. We start the day with a few scattered showers in the far southern part of the state, and from there action slowly spreads north. By afternoon we should see chances of precipitation over most of the state. The rains continue off and on through Tuesday night, and Wednesday, finally exiting to the north and east after midnight Wednesday night. Rain totals for the 36 hour period can be from.25”-.75” over about 80% of the state, but most of that coverage will be closer to the .25”. This low stays south a long time before shoots north over us. So, that means we still have to watch this event, as any slowing or strengthening could adjust that track back farther west, and mess with our precipitation totals. But, at the moment, it looks like we catch the most moisture of anywhere in the eastern corn belt with this system. We get drier weather with sunshine for next Thursday after sunrise behind the system.Strong Canadian high pressure slides into the region at midweek next week, meaning we see a reinforcing shot of cooler air spreading across the eastern Corn Belt. This high promotes dry weather. Then, a cold front works in from the northwest for the 28th and moisture associated with that stalling front can hold through the 1st. As precipitation dissipates for the 2nd, we should see high pressure settle in over the Great Lakes for a couple of days, before another system lifts out of the central and southern plains around May 4th. While we have a few attempts by our atmosphere to moderate between now and months end. For the most part we average 5-15 degrees below normal for the rest of April on the whole. That means soil temperatures will be slower to move…although they will be moving upward. Below is a map of soil temperatures from yesterday. We have some work to do – and if our soil profile stays damp, it will be tough progress very quickly.last_img read more

Miami East-MVCTC FFA Food Science and Technology Team Competes

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Emma Sutherly, Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter ReporterRecently the Miami East-MVCTC FFA Food Science and Technology Team competed in the District 5 Contests hosted by Covington High School.Food Science and Technology Contest contestants included Elizabeth Bair, Natalie Bair, Erin Baker, Arielle Barnes, Ethin Bendickson, Adam Bensman, Makayla Brittain, Anna Broerman, Libby Carpenter, Carter Gilbert, Luke Gilliland, Justin Hawkins, Savannah Holzen, Kearsten Kirby, Morgan Nosker, Paige Pence, Meadow Powers, Rylee Puthoff, Jimmy Sutherly, Leann Vernon, Isabella Waite, Seth Wells, and Lauren Wright.Miami East students placed 4th out of 42 teams. The highest placing team consisted of Justin Hawkins, Rylee Puthoff, Isabella Waite, and Anna Broerman. Justin Hawkins was the highest placing individual from Miami East.During the contest the team members were asked to complete a product development scenario in which they calculated the nutritional facts for a new food product and design a new package.  Also they completed an aroma identification section, responded to customer inquiry scenarios, identified sanitation errors in the food industry and common equipment used in a food production facility, and completed a taste sensory test and flavor identification.last_img read more

DEADLINE FOR NTL ADVERTISING APPROACHES

first_imgWith the Mens, Womens and Opens finals being recorded for Fox Sports and a record number of teams taking part in the event, the 2006 NTL is set to be the biggest ever.If you would like to advertise amongst the NTL crowd for your own business, company or even for your local Touch knockout or competition, here’s your chance!Approximately 3000 copies of the NTL program will be produced for the event and it will also be uploaded onto the TFA website. The cost will be $500 per A4 page, $250 per half and $125 per quarter page.Contact [email protected] or phone 1800 654 951 if you’re interested in this opportunity.This opportunity will close on Monday February 20 as the program will head into production.Homelast_img read more

a month agoWATCH: Man Utd hero Rio tells fans to stop Ole sack talk

first_imgWATCH: Man Utd hero Rio tells fans to stop Ole sack talkby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveRio Ferdinand has posted a video of himself defending Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to Manchester United supporters.The video came after United lost 2-0 to West Ham United at London Stadium on Sunday.Some supporters have called for Solskjaer to be sacked after the lacklustre display.But Ferdinand told fans the reaction was “knee-jerk” and wouldn’t benefit the club.Rolling up on the fan tv like…. #MUFCpic.twitter.com/66QH4edfgA— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) September 22, 2019 TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more