Pilará House / Besonias Almeida Arquitectos

first_imgSave this picture!© Federico Kulekdjian+ 43Curated by Clara Ott Share Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/956496/pilara-house-begonias-almeida-arquitectos Clipboard Pilará House / Besonias Almeida ArquitectosSave this projectSavePilará House / Besonias Almeida Arquitectos Year:  Argentina Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/956496/pilara-house-begonias-almeida-arquitectos Clipboard 2021 CopyAbout this officeBesonias Almeida ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPilarOn FacebookArgentinaPublished on February 10, 2021Cite: “Pilará House / Besonias Almeida Arquitectos” [Casa Pilará / Besonias Almeida Arquitectos] 10 Feb 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyHouses•Pilar, Argentina “COPY” ArchDaily Photographs Area:  288 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Federico KulekdjianDesign Team:María Victoria Besonías, Guillermo de AlmeidaCollaborators:Micaela Salibe, Hernán de AlmeidaCity:PilarCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Federico KulekdjianRecommended ProductsMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingSkylightsFAKROWooden pivot roof windows FYP-V proSkyDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumText description provided by the architects. The location. Pilará House is located in a Country Club a few minutes away from Pilar. It is a rural urbanization of large lots, developed on the former ranch lands of the Pampa plains of Buenos Aires. The main landscape feature of its quarters is that it has maintained the soft sinuosity of the meadow, planted with different species of native trees and bushes, accompanying the layout of the urbanization. The house occupies an irregularly shaped corner lot with a gentle elevation with respect to the surrounding streets. The sidewalks are planted with young species of catalpas and maples.Save this picture!© Federico KulekdjianSave this picture!© Federico KulekdjianThe commission. The clients, a young couple without children, wanted a house developed entirely on the first floor -like a country house, they said-, although without repeating its classic typology, as they were interested in the complex spatiality of the different houses built by the studio.Save this picture!© Federico KulekdjianSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Federico KulekdjianSave this picture!© Federico KulekdjianThey also wanted a wide veranda and a swimming pool in contact with a projected landscape, which they imagined, in total harmony with the natural landscape of the Pampean plains. As a special requirement, they requested that some rooms of the house stand out for having a greater height in relation to the standard.Save this picture!© Federico KulekdjianSave this picture!© Federico KulekdjianThe program. A master bedroom with bathroom and large dressing room, two guest bedrooms with a bathroom to share, a large social area with integrated kitchen and, linked to it, the laundry room and the maid’s room. A “refuge” (space named by them) next to the dining room to “lie down” to rest, read or watch TV, with a large bunk bed as the main equipment. A covered garage for two vehicles and two uncovered spaces for visitor parking.Save this picture!© Federico KulekdjianThe proposal. The house was conceived as a single volume that, occupying the entire silhouette allowed by the building regulations, would be structured according to an orthogonal grid that would allow it to be pierced towards its interior, giving rise to the creation of courtyards of different scales according to the requirements of use and ambience of the activities programmed in them. These courtyards serve both to communicate spaces and to isolate them from each other but, above all, their purpose is to create landscape from the architecture itself, so that living in this house is an experience where the limits between inside and outside are diluted to enjoy a climate that allows it, and also the contact with a landscape designed with native vegetation always changing throughout the year.Save this picture!© Federico KulekdjianSave this picture!© Federico KulekdjianTo the outside, the house is closed on three sides with screens made of quebracho wood boards in vertical position that filter the views from both streets and from the neighbouring property, achieving privacy in all rooms and controlling the incidence of the sun in the different orientations. The façade towards the back of the house is completely open through large windows and a wide gallery with a pergola.Save this picture!© Federico KulekdjianSave this picture!© Federico KulekdjianIn order to solve the required difference in height between rooms without it being noticeable from the outside, which would weaken the single volume proposal, it was decided that the social area of the house and the entrance hall would be the outstanding rooms with a height of 3.05 meters.  The bedroom area was designed with a free height of 2.60 m, raising the floor to 0.45 m above the entrance level, bridging the difference with a gentle ramp exposed as soon as one enters the house. This space is not only circulatory, but one of its open sides with a large window allows to discover the spatiality and vegetation of the main courtyard, and ending in a small garden allows views to the surroundings and provides a pause to change the direction of circulation, isolating the area of the master bedroom from the guest bedrooms.Save this picture!© Federico KulekdjianSave this picture!© Federico KulekdjianReturning to the entrance hall, as soon as one passes through the door, it becomes evident that the social area of the house was conceived as a succession of closed and open spaces that communicate with each other and whose essence is discovered as one moves through them. It deliberately avoids the comprehension of the totality of the work in a quick glance, in order to awaken the interest in recognizing the quality of each projected space.Save this picture!© Federico KulekdjianSave this picture!© Federico KulekdjianThe treatment of natural light. In all of the studio’s projects, special attention is paid both to controlling the incidence of sunlight on the glazed surfaces and to taking advantage of natural light as a design material that adds richness to the living spaces. The openings are conceived as such, not as standardized elements with predetermined measurements and positions, but as perforations in the constructions that, of course, allow ventilating and illuminating the environments, but also to leave the exterior-interior relationship undefined, frame the landscape, filter the light, reflect it on a wall, etc. These perforations are the result of the particular searches of each project and the relationships that are to be established with their specific environment.Save this picture!© Federico KulekdjianSave this picture!© Federico KulekdjianProject gallerySee allShow lessWantouqiao Township Center / WCY Regional StudioSelected ProjectsThe Cork Butter Museum / Datum Architectural Studio + Stephen Foley ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Pilará House / Besonias Almeida Arquitectos “COPY” Architects: Besonias Almeida Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

10 faculty elected to National Academy of Sciences

first_imgTen Harvard University scientists have been elected by their peers to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in recognition of “their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.” The society, together with the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Medicine, provides science, engineering, and health policy advice to the federal government and other organizations.NAS is a private, nonprofit institution that recognizes achievement in science by election to its membership. Established under a congressional charter signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, it now counts 2,347 voting members and 487 foreign associates among its members.In addition to welcoming new members, NAS presented 19 awards to honor extraordinary scientific achievements in a wide variety of fields. Two were presented to Harvard faculty.Xiaowei Zhuang received the 2019 NAS Award for Scientific Discovery. Zhuang is a pioneer in super-resolution imaging, single-molecule imaging, and genome-scale imaging. The technologies developed in her laboratory have provided critical understanding of the molecular mechanisms of cellular function. Zhuang is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, David B. Arnold Jr. Professor of Science, professor of chemistry and chemical biology, and professor of physics at Harvard.David Reich received the 2019 NAS Award in Molecular Biology. Reich has discovered groundbreaking techniques to trace ancient human migrations using ancient DNA. His work shows how modern humans have been shaped by population mixtures, and illuminates disease risk factors across populations. Reich is a professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School.Harvard faculty elected to NASThe 10 Harvard faculty are among 100 new members and 25 foreign associates recognized by the NAS this year. They are:Joanna Aizenberg, Amy Smith Berylson Professor of Materials Science and professor of chemistry and chemical biology, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.Cynthia Friend, Theodore William Richards Professor of Chemistry, professor of materials sciences, and director, Rowland Institute at Harvard, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology.Daniel Kahne, Higgins Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and of molecular and cellular biology, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology.David Laibson, Robert I. Goldman Professor of Economics and chair, Department of Economics.Matthew Rabin, Pershing Square Professor of Behavioral Economics, Department of Economics, Harvard Business School.Mark J. Reid, senior radio astronomer, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.Bernardo L. Sabatini, investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and Alice and Rodman W. Moorhead III Professor of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School.Zhigang Suo, Allen E. and Marilyn M. Puckett Professor of Mechanics and Materials, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.David R. Williams, Florence and Laura Norman Professor of Public Health, and professor of African and African American studies and sociology, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.Amir Yacoby, professor of physics and professor of applied physics, Department of Physics.You can read more about Kahne and Sabatini in a story on the HMS website, and about Aizenberg, Friend, Suo, and Yacoby in a story on the SEAS website.last_img read more

Hitachi, Toshiba, Miraca to set up factory for coronavirus antigen tests

first_imgIn a rare partnership, Hitachi will provide engineering know-how, while Toshiba will offer facilities. Fujirebio currently produces test kits at a plant in southern Japan.The coronavirus has infected more than 6.6 million people and killed about 391,000 around the world. Japan has had about 17,000 infections and 910 known deaths to date. Larger output of antigen tests, designed for rapid detection of the virus, will help Japan do more surveillance of the virus. Japan is far behind many industrialized nations in testing for the virus, which critics say obscures the true scale of infection.”We believe we can contribute in providing a system that enables prompt testing should second and third waves come,” a Miraca spokeswoman said.Antigen tests scan for proteins found on or inside a virus, and typically test a sample taken from the nasal cavity using swabs. The tests can detect the virus quickly but produce false negatives at a higher rate than the currently dominant polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests.It takes about 10 to 30 minutes to get a result with Fujirebio’s palm-sized antigen test kit, Miraca said, compared with four to six hours for a PCR test. Miraca does not disclose the false negative rate for the kits. Japanese industrial conglomerates Hitachi Ltd and Toshiba Corp will join with Miraca Holdings to increase production of antigen-based coronavirus tests, aiding in the country’s effort to screen more people for the new virus.The alliance will double production of Miraca subsidiary Fujirebio’s testing kits, which received government approval in May, to 400,000 a week, the three companies said in a joint statement on Friday.A new plant to make the kits will be established in Hokkaido prefecture, Japan’s northern island, and will start operations by December.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Colorado Avalanche’s Nazem Kadri takes exception to big hit on teammate; Rangers’ Ryan Lindgren will not face suspension

first_img“There’s no call. We have to take care of ourselves,” he said.Lindgren had a hearing with the NHL’s department of player safety Wednesday to determine whether he would receive supplemental punishent for the hit; in an unusual move, the department chose not to hand out any additional punishment.(2/2) While there was significant head contact on this play, Lindgren took a proper angle of approach, did not extend outward or upward and hit through Donskoi’s core. Therefore, under Rule 48.1 (i), the head contact was determined to be unavoidable.— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) January 8, 2020Kadri finished the game a minus-one, with 14 minutes and 39 seconds of ice time. The Rangers won Tuesday’s contest, 5-3, at Madison Square Garden. With just under four minutes to play in the first period, Lindgren leveled Colorado’s Joonas Donskoi after Donskoi had dumped the puck into his attacking zone at the red line. He appeared to make contact with Donskoi’s head and sent the forward to the ice, injured. When the on-ice officials did not call a penalty on the play, Kadri tracked down Lindgren and challenged him to a fight.Ryan Lindgren takes a shot on Joonas Donskoi and Nazim Kadri has something to say about it. #GoAvsGo pic.twitter.com/PBbzQ0PaPV— Michael Spencer (@MichaelCBS4) January 8, 2020Kadri threw at least a dozen punches during the fairly one-sided bout and bloodied Lindgren before the linesmen pulled the two apart. The veteran Avalanche center added 17 penalty minutes to his team-leading total (which now stands at 77) for his actions on the play which included a two-minute minor for instigating, a five-minute major for fighting and a 10-minute game misconduct for instigating as well.As for Donskoi, he did not return to the game after Lindgren’s hit and Avalanche coach Jared Bednar had no update on his status when the game ended. Similarly, Lindgren did not return to the game after his fight with Kadri; the Rangers listed him as out with an upper-body injury.Bednar criticized the referees’ decision not to call a penalty on Lindgren’s initial hit that sparked the whole incident. Colorado Avalanche forward Nazem Kadri took justice into his own hands Tuesday when New York Rangers defenseman Ryan Lindgren laid a controversial hit on Kadri’s teammate.MORE: Justin Williams officially returns to Carolina Hurricaneslast_img read more