The Long Brick House / Foldes Architects

first_img 2013 CopyHouses•Pilisborosjenő, Hungary The Long Brick House / Foldes ArchitectsSave this projectSaveThe Long Brick House / Foldes Architects “COPY” 2013 photographs:  Levente Sirokai Photographs:  Levente Sirokai Structural Engineering:Zoltan V. NagyMechanical Engineering:Attila LuczElectrical Engineering:Judit BalazsText:Viktoria SzepvolgyiArchitects In Charge:Laszlo Foldes, Peter SoniczCity:PilisborosjenőCountry:HungaryMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Levente SirokaiRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Arctic White – Colorfeel CollectionText description provided by the architects. The project initiated by an intellectual couple, had a clear starting point, as highlighted to architects Laszlo Foldes and Peter Sonicz: “We own a length of books something like 100 meters”. The owners of the site had found the best location to retire from work and the noise of Budapest in a rich natural environment, at the side of the Big-Proud Peak.Save this picture!© Levente SirokaiPilisborosjeno, a town some 15 km to North Buda, stretches in between hills surrounded by villas that inhabit the Pilis hillside. The plot is approached from a chain of narrow and steep roads. When arriving at the gate, just the green canopy of trees that shade the site and a minimalist concrete parking lot are visible. Thanks to the sloping garden, the house is hidden behind this rich, welcoming flora and fauna which plays a crucial part of the aesthetic. The owners aim of saving and keeping as much of the original plants and trees as possible has paid dividends.Save this picture!© Levente Sirokai“Taking into consideration the narrow and long shape of the building site, the way of the sun and the low budget programme, also the age of the couple who are to be retired soon, we advised them to realize a straightforward base plan, where the spaces are linked with a long corridor and public spaces face the panoramic view of the valley. At the same time, to avoid creating under-utilized space we discovered the great potential of the corridor concept. We turned this horizontal axis into a highly beneficial and unique element of the house, a 17 meter long wall of library.” – remarked the architects, Laszlo Foldes and Peter Sonicz concerning the design concept.Save this picture!© Levente SirokaiAs approaching the house, a closed brick wall surreptitiously peeps from behind the trees and a staircase down to the base where the sauna and a store room are located. Behind the brick wall, on the ground floor, a master bedroom and a bathroom are situated. If one follows the brick pavement they arrive at the main entrance on the Northeast side, viewing the middle point of the corridor which leads to the public zone on the left hand side and to the private on the right. The latter consists of the working room, bathroom and the bedroom with its own terrace providing a stunning view of the westerly aspect with sunset views over the rolling hills and beyond.Save this picture!© Levente SirokaiThe inner spaces follow the prolapse of the building site therefore the level of the floor is made continuously deeper via few stairs, enlarging the height (first after leaving the private zone, than when entering the living room, and finally when reaching the garden from the living room’s terrace). This results a variety of spaces, enjoying each case higher ceilings and wider rooms, ending up with the limitless panorama of the terrace.Save this picture!© Levente SirokaiThe giant bookshelf fulfils more functions than one might expect. Throughout its 17 meters the modular system architects designed opens up, enabling a window to perfectly fit in, and a window seat – thanks to the 50 cm deep walls. In the living room the shelves are united with the fireplace.Save this picture!Section C“It was our general aim to assure the proper inner climate with architectural means rather than constructing huge machinery. The house has a 50 cm thick brick wall, meeting the heating technological standards and giving sufficient thermal inertia. The ceiling slab is made of wood and the empty, well ventilated attic behaves as a „buffer zone” optimising the inner climate. The terrace of the living room plays an important role in the protection against rain or intense sunshine, while it is an extension of the living room as well as an intermediate space between in and out.” – added the architects, Laszlo Foldes and Peter Sonicz.Save this picture!© Levente SirokaiProject gallerySee allShow lessAD Interviews: Will Bruder / Will Bruder ArchitectsInterviewsMola Structural Kit: A New Way to Learn About StructuresArchitecture News Share Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Foldes Architects Area Area of this architecture project Area:  138 m² Area:  138 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Photographs Save this picture!© Levente Sirokai+ 37 Share The Long Brick House / Foldes Architects ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects Hungary Year:  CopyAbout this officeFoldes ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPilisborosjenőHousesHungaryPublished on September 12, 2014Cite: “The Long Brick House / Foldes Architects” 12 Sep 2014. 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Relay for Life 2016 set to exceed targets

first_imgHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp By admin – June 16, 2016 WhatsApp Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Organisers of Relay for Life Donegal are reporting that they will meet this year’s target of 50 thousand euro.It will be a few weeks before a final figure will be determined however they have announced that they have reached 40 thousand so far.The Chairperson of Relay for Life Donegal is Robert O’Connor……….Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img Twitter Relay for Life 2016 set to exceed targets Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Previous article8% fall in number of permissions granted for new homesNext articlePictures: Donegal Youth Council attend state ceremonial admin Facebook Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Congressional Candidate Urges Republicans To Save the Constitution

first_imgDr. Richard Moss, a Republican candidate for Congress for Indiana’s 8th district, released this message regarding the untimely passing of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Scalia.Jasper, INThe recent passing of Supreme Court Antonin Scalia raises pointed issues at this perilous time in our nation’s history. What type of nation are we? How are we to be ruled? Is our Constitutional system still in effect or do we live in a Post-Constitutional Age?There has been over the past 100 years an ongoing assault on our nation’s institutions and form of government by the so-called “progressive” left. It began with Woodrow Wilson and others, was taken up by Franklin Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson, and now Barack Obama, where it has reached its acme. For the left the “ends justify the means” and the Constitutional process means little unless it advances their cause. When it interferes, they are content to bend and twist it to achieve their goals. In the end, they loathe it as a relic of the past, of dead white slaveholders, an impediment to their aim of creating a socialist paradise.Scalia was a constitutional “originalist,” which means that he did not believe the Constitution was a “living-breathing” document that had to change with the times, but something that was solid and foundational and served to restrain the federal government through a variety of checks and balances including separation and enumeration of powers, competing structural mechanisms, the bill of rights, federalism and states rights.  By limiting the federal government, we expanded liberty for everyone else. With Scalia we had four progressives on the bench balanced by four Constitutionalists, and one “swing vote,” Anthony Kennedy. With the loss of Scalia, that balance is now threatened. It is particularly concerning because the left is wont to pursue its ends through undemocratic channels when necessary.  In effect, it never loses. When they win elections they have a mandate. When they lose, the election is illegitimate and they pursue their interests through executive orders and the unelected branches of government, in particular the federal bureaucracy and the courts.There have been many awful decisions issued by the Supreme Court but among the worst was last year’s Obergefell decision imposing gay marriage on the country. Here, we encounter 5 lawyers in black robes, flawed human beings like the rest of us, but apparently endowed with superior knowledge who know what’s best for 320 million people, fifty states and fifty democratically elected state legislatures.  Five thousand years of human history and custom, biology, nature and natural law, the mating process, and common sense are out the window for our enlightened overseers.  That the Constitution says nothing about marriage means nothing.  That this has always been an issue left to the states and the people in our federal system is equally irrelevant.  That the states and the people overwhelmingly reject gay marriage including blue states like California is similarly non-persuasive. And so our philosopher kings, the judicial oligarchs, decided this most fundamental matter for us. But how are we to be ruled? Through our elected branches or, as Scalia himself referred to them, a majority of a committee of nine unelected lawyers?Obama is likely to appoint an activist judge to the court, a fellow traveler with an expansive view of the court’s role in determining policy and culture, at ease with legislating from the bench, arriving at decisions based on advocacy and ideology, devoid of restraint and regard for the Constitution, a judicial zealot in pursuit of specific outcomes.  We are now one vote away from sweeping gun control, a Constitutional right to abortion on demand, partial birth abortion, without, of course, parental notification.  We are one vote away from government coercion of churches to pay for abortion, conduct gay marriage ceremonies, and live under the thumb of our new commissars.  We are one vote away from a despotic President issuing lawless executive decrees mandating amnesty and open borders.  Free speech, freedom of religion and assembly, the right to self-defense, private property rights, all are threatened. We are one vote away now from a frontal assault on the Constitution, our Bill of Rights, our culture and traditions, and system of government. The stakes could not be higher.In article II, section 2 of the Constitution, the President “shall have the power to nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint… Judges of the Supreme Court, and all other officers of the United States…” Appointments then are a shared power.  Our Founders did this purposely – to provide a check on the President.  The Senate has no obligation to give a lame duck President devoid of proper esteem for the country, our Constitution and system of government, a hearing on a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court in the middle of a Presidential election.  Such an appointment will move the Court further toward lawless judicial activism. Let the people decide who the replacement to the great Antonin Scalia will be by deciding who our next President will be. Obama wants to pack the court on the way out the door.  Senate Republicans must refuse. We have a nation and a Constitution to save. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Legislature agrees to DNA testing extension

first_imgLegislature agrees to DNA testing extension June 1, 2004 Associate Editor Regular News Legislature agrees to DNA testing extension Jan Pudlow Associate Editor Legislation extending the deadline two years for criminal defendants convicted at trial to have their DNA tested for innocence claims unanimously passed both legislative chambers and was signed into law May 20.That means two law schools working on innocence claims in Florida — at Nova Southeastern University’s Innocence Project and Florida State University’s Florida Innocence Initiative — will have until October 1, 2005, to ferret out, investigate, and file petitions for DNA testing from about 600 cases.“It’s been a long road to get there,” said Sen. Alex Villalobos, R-Miami, sponsor of SB 44.A new feature added late in the House version of the bill by Rep. Ellyn Setnor Bogdanoff, R-Ft. Lauderdale, would have expanded the law to those defendants who plead guilty or no contest also to be eligible for post-conviction DNA testing, but failed to gather enough support.That’s not because Villalobos, chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, doesn’t agree with her equal-protection argument, a reminder that not everyone who pleads guilty necessarily is guilty because of coerced confessions or deal-making to avoid exposure to more prison time.“You’re either guilty or innocent, and it shouldn’t make a difference what the circumstances of your conviction are,” Villalobos said.“But it was an issue we couldn’t get the votes to pass it. I didn’t want to put the bill in jeopardy.”Villalobos also said he believes “the best way to do it is without a deadline.” That was the argument Second Judicial Circuit Public Defender Nancy Daniels, president of the Florida Public Defender Association, and Jennifer Greenberg, director of FSU’s Florida Innocence Initiative, had made in testimony at committee meetings, echoing their stance in arguments made earlier at the Florida Supreme Court.But, again, Villalobos said, there were not enough votes in the legislature for the rationale that there should be no deadline on innocence.“We got what we could get. It’s not nirvana,” Villalobos said.Greenberg agrees the law could be improved.“Though this legislation is important, it is unsatisfying in many ways,” she said.While she said “we are thrilled to have additional time to work through and file meritorious cases,” Greenberg wants to work with legislators to create a “fairer DNA system.”To make the system better, she said, she agrees with Bogdanoff’s amendment that opens the DNA testing process up to those who enter pleas, not just those defendants convicted at trial. Secondly, Greenberg said, she hopes “some court with jurisdiction” will agree with her position that there should be no statute of limitations. Thirdly, what hasn’t been answered, she said, is: “How are we going to create and administer evidence preservation statewide?”Villalobos was prompted to file the bill after Barry Scheck, a defense attorney and co-founder of the national Innocence Project, delivered the message in person that the work could not be completed in Florida by the original October 1, 2003, deadline. But Scheck’s visit to the senator came seven weeks into the 2003 session, too late to file a bill last year. Villalobos said Scheck asked him if the DNA bill could be tacked onto other legislation.“If I amended this to the Article V bill, the Supreme Court would keel over,” Villalobos said. “I couldn’t put the Article V (court) funding in jeopardy.”But he promised to work to remedy the dilemma the following year.When the legislature passed the original DNA legislation effective 2001, everyone, including the Criminal Procedures Rules Committee, thought two years until October 1, 2003, would be sufficient time to investigate innocence claims. That has proven to be overly optimistic about the time-consuming task carried out by a three-person statewide staff and volunteer law students.In the meantime, the Florida Supreme Court stayed the October 1, 2003, deadline while it heard arguments November 7, 2003, (in case no. 03-1630) about whether the deadline should be extended. That case is still pending.During debate on the DNA bill in the legislature, there was some friction about the court’s rule-making authority in procedural matters and the legislature’s law-making authority in substantive matters.“Some people in the House thought the court overreached its authority in granting the stay,” Villalobos said. “But I am grateful the court did intervene and issue a stay. If evidence is destroyed, the law is not protected. Without the court’s intervention, I’m afraid some evidence would be lost. The court did the right thing, definitely.”Daniels said a bill in the House that proposed the legislature take over the court’s total rule-making authority became entwined in the debate on the DNA bill. She credits a meeting between Rep. Jeff Kottkamp, R-Cape Coral, chair of the House Judiciary Committee, and Sandy D’Alemberte (former president of the ABA, FSU, former dean of FSU’s College of Law), working on the Innocence Initiative, as helping the DNA bill “steadily make its way through.”“Rep. Kottcamp was very open, and when he understood our position, very supportive,” D’Alemberte said. “He and Sen. Villalobos are the heroes of this piece, although there are others who deserve the credit.“We made it clear that the Innocence Initiative at FSU and the Innocence Project at Nova had sought legislation and that we were comfortable going to the legislature for relief. Indeed, the original activity in this important area was legislative,” D’Alemberte continued.“Once everyone understood that there was an important policy objective — to get innocent persons out of prison and to help identify the guilty persons — we had smooth sailing in the legislature.”Daniels said the bill’s fate became favorable, as well, “because the prosecutors signed off on it early on and the court held off ruling on the rule but stayed the deadline. It seemed like the right thing to do.”Whether an additional two years will be enough time remains to be seen.“It’s admirable the legislature stepped up. I’m sure the court case will be resolved in harmony with that,” Daniels said. “And we’ll see if we can get the work done in two years.”Greenberg isn’t so sure it can be done.“We will work as hard as we possibly can work to try to make sure everybody entitled to our assistance receives our assistance. However, from day one, this office has said there should be no statute of limitations. Will it be enough time? Probably not.”last_img read more


first_imgIn the match between Alchemy and Avon, Sodiq Rabiu also played a key role as Alchemy triumphed despite falling to two-goal in the first chukka. He scored two great back-hand goals to keep his side in the game.The match between Jericho and BUA was heading the former’s way as they raced to a 2-0 lead courtesy of goals by Edozie Onwuli and team captain Koyin Owoeye but Abba Dantata and Baccha Mustapha had the final say as they scored the fourth and fifth goal in the final chukka which began with scored level 3-3.Quite remarkably, 11-year old Selim Dantata also played a key role in the win on a day he showed that he has the potential to join the fold of polo players lighting up the Nigerian polo stage from the Dantata clan.There are four matches lined up for Wednesday with the match between Lagos RCF featuring Natalie Allen, the only female player in the tournament battling Lagos Lameana.Allan, who made her debut last year, is hoping to turn on the style once more as she hopes to come out victorious with her team in this clash.“I’m excited to be playing again and I’m looking forward to a good game. Playing with Yusuf Katako and ‘Boy Wonder’ Timi Badiru will be a great experience for me. This year’s competition is fierce and we are looking for goals and looking to prevent goals as well because qualification will boils down to how many goals you scored in the matches you won and how many were scored against you Tuesday by beating Lagos Avon and Ibadan Jericho.Other matches on the card for midweek will see Kano Hago tango with Port Harcourt Strata base while Lagos Anglestone will face Ibadan Eleyele.The final match of the day promises to be explosive as Lagos STL face off with Lagos Twin Water.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Lagos Alchemy, Kano BUA in Triumphant StartA last minute brilliant solo goal by Ashraf Yahaya secured a 6-5 win for Lagos Alchemy as they edged Lagos Avon as the 2018 Lagos Polo International Tournament got underway yesterday.In another Silver Cup match, Kano BUA also clawed back to beat Ibadan Jericho 5-3 in the opening match of the two-phase tournament which has GTBank as main sponsor.last_img read more