K8 in Kyoto / Florian Busch Architects

first_imgphotographs:  Nacása & PartnersPhotographs:  Nacása & Partners Projects Area:  156 m² Area:  156 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Japan Contractor: FBA:Florian Busch, Sachiko Miyazaki, Suguru Takahashi, Akira Miyamoto, Antoine Vaxelaire, Renee Reder, Oliver Pershav, Katie Colford, Shiori Sageshima, Anne-Marlene Rüede, Kayo NakamuraCity:Shimogyo WardCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nacása & PartnersRecommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaText description provided by the architects. Until some time ago, there were, as we were told, 12 bars spread over three 2-storey houses on this 50 m2 plot on Kiyamachidori, adjacent to one of Kyoto’s most intricate network of night alleys, Pontocho, where a vibrant mixture of bars, brothels, inns, dwellings, shops have for centuries created an urban atmosphere of essential Kyoto nightlife. With an unobtrusive high-end restaurant next to a (visually less subtle) cheap yakitori, with a hidden gem of a ryokan at the end of the narrowest of side-alleys across an enigmatic place commanding courage to enter, any walk here leads to eventual surprises.Save this picture!Staircase PlanAs the eastern part of Pontocho looks onto Kamogawa, Kyoto’s major river, creating a unique scenery, urban regulations have not allowed this area to change much for centuries: It is still a fabric of small, low houses. To the west, Kiyamchidori runs parallel to Pontocho’s main spine. Here, regulations have loosened over time resulting in an eclectic array of buildings up to six storeys tall. K8 is on a narrow site perched between two such tall buildings representing the days when the area was declared open frontier and quick money was put in erecting (at best) nondescript mediocrity.Save this picture!© Nacása & PartnersWhere Pontocho is experienced as a horizontal sequence of encounters, K8 is the translation of that experience into the vertical. In foregoing the ubiquitous elevator, which –being a secluded tube penetrating unrelated layers– divides as much as it connects, K8 is in fact one coherent, continuously varying space stretching over eight levels. Here, the evening evolves as a gradually changing course of events, from aperitif on ground level to digestif on the top overlooking Pontocho towards Kamogawa, the staircase linking a diversity of in-betweens.Save this picture!© Nacása & PartnersAs a homogeneous yet continuously changing surface, the façade creates an ambiguity often found in Kyoto’s architecture. Through their gradual rotations, several hundred wooden louvers evoke a sense of motion, as if the building itself were continuously engaging with its environment. The building’s interior is more concealed than revealed. Facing the building, one is left without a precise answer as to how many floors or how deep the building might be. Towards the sides, the louvers are rotated to a degree that they almost appear to be a solid, albeit nuanced, wall. Towards the middle, varying degrees of transparency give subtle hints about the inside. Walking by further sets the façade in motion, as if the building itself were moving around those who pass by, engaging them by revealing glimpses of the inside in varying depths.Save this picture!© Nacása & PartnersProject gallerySee allShow lessLairdsland Primary School / Walters & CohenSelected ProjectsGentle Genius / GG-loopSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Shincho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8001, JapanLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Mugishima Corp. CopyApartments•Shimogyo Ward, Japan CopyAbout this officeFlorian Busch ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsShimogyo WardKameokaJapanPublished on January 22, 2016Cite: “K8 in Kyoto / Florian Busch Architects” 21 Jan 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Killing of two TV journalists indicative of permanent insecurity in Iraq

first_img Help by sharing this information December 28, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders Reporters condemns in the strongest terms the murder two days ago of Mohamed Karim Al-Badrani, a reporter for the commercial television station Al-Sharqiya, and cameraman Mohamed Al-Ghanem in Mosul, 400 km north of Baghdad.The two men were filming a report on preparations for the Eid al-Adha festival in the Al-Sarjakhaneh market in the city centre when gunmen opened fire in their direction. Both were fatally shot in the head. According to another reporter for the station, his two colleagues had received death threats from armed groups after they had been reporting on the security forces in Mosul, but did not take them seriously. “We express our sincere condolences to the families and colleagues of these two journalists,” the press freedom organization said. “We urge the authorities to launch an independent investigation to establish the exact circumstances of the double murder and to bring the perpetrators and instigators to justice. This appalling act must not go unpunished.“The murders are indicative of the deteriorating security in which those in media have to work. They are increasingly targeted because of their work. The Iraqi authorities are responsible for making sure they are able to carry out their duties without fearing for their safety.” On 18 September, Hassan Al-Shamari, a correspondent for the newspaper Al-Mada Press, was the target of an attempted kidnapping by the personal guard of the governor of Diyala Province, Omar Al-Hamiri. The journalist was attending a news conference during which the governor verbally abused Hadi Al-Anbaki, a correspondent for the local TV station Al-hurra Iraq. The altercation was filmed by Al-Shamari, who was set up by members of the governor’s personal guard after the news conference. They pulled him violently from his car and hit him several times. They then tried to force him in their own vehicle before they were stopped by police officers. The attackers then fled the scene. to go further News News News Receive email alerts October 7, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Killing of two TV journalists indicative of permanent insecurity in Iraq The attack took place a day after Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki gave a speech in which he accused some TV stations of focusing on negative aspects of the news and of hounding politicians, accusing them of seeing things in a religious light. On 13 September, the head of the Baghdad police, Ali Abdel-Amir, ordered the closure of the offices of the TV station Al-Baghdadia TV for the third time this year. Most of its equipment was seized. This followed a decision by the Communications and Media Commission (CMC) which accused Al-Baghdadia TV of “a lack of professionalism in its media discourse”. The CMC refused to renew the station’s accreditation, thus making it illegal. The Iraqi journalists’ union condemned this latest interference by the commission and the absence of a court order to close the station. The commission was set up in 2003 as a non-profit and fully independent regulatory body. It has since been widely criticized for a lack of independence and its decisions that infringe freedom of the press. On 6 October, Dhi Qar provincial police arrested the whole of the station’s staff in Nasiriyah on the orders of the CMC. The head of the station’s local bureau, Riad Al-Ismaili, was released on bail the next day, while the photographers Maher Al-Saeeh and Shamm Riadh are still held. IraqMiddle East – North Africa Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” IraqMiddle East – North Africa February 15, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Iraq Organisation RSF_en Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan December 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Government announces more measures to slow the spread of COVID-19

first_imgFacebook Advertisement Print Twitter Government announces phased easing of public health restrictions WhatsApp Taoiseach Leo VaradkarIN A Government press conference today, Tuesday, March 24, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced further measures would be taken to slow down the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).The measures introduced will take place from midnight tonight will see the closure of “non-essential” retail services which include but not be limited to bookmakers, casinos, and theatres. Cafés and food services can remain open, but operate on a ‘take away’ basis.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The list of services which fall under the non-essential services will be made available by Government.There will be an increased presence of Gardaí in public parks to observe and enforce physical-distancing guidelines by the HSE. Gathering in groups of larger than 4 will be prohibited unless from the same household.Social WelfareThe pandemic unemployment payment will be increased from €203 to €350, as will the COVID related illness benefit. Self-employed people impacted will also be included in the unemployment payment scheme.In a bid to support businesses and maintain employment within companies, it was announced that Government will subsidise 70 per cent of salaries up to a cap of €410 per week tax-free payment.SchoolsSchools, universities and childcare facilities are set to remain closed until April 19, having originally supposed to reopen on March 29.HealthIt was announced that all private hospitals will operate on a not-for-profit basis to increase bed-availability, and staffing in the public health service. Minister for Health, Simon Harris noted all COVID-19 treatment would be free of charge and all people will be given the same level of care. NewsHealthPoliticsGovernment announces more measures to slow the spread of COVID-19By Cian Reinhardt – March 24, 2020 318 Linkedin TAGSCoronavirusCovid 19IrelandLimerick City and County center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ‘Everything tells us we are moving forward’ Institute of Public Health addresses loneliness as a challenge to national health in light of Covid-19 restrictions Mass COVID testing to take place at University of Limerick following fresh outbreak of virus among student population Limerick health chiefs urge public not to withhold information on virus contacts, as they investigate “complex and serious outbreaks” across midwest region Covid antibody testing opens to public at Shannon Airport Email Previous articleLimerick City and County Council supports new e-learning tool to help you identify Irish BumblebeesNext article19 Gardaí assigned to Limerick to offer support in wake of covid-19 virus Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] last_img read more

Choral Prof scoops Gramophone Award

first_imgThe leader of New College’s choir has won a Gramophone Grammy Award.The prize is often referred to as “the Oscar for classical music.” It is the latest triumph of the summer for Edward Higginbottom, after he was also appointed as Britain’s first ever Choral Professor.The 61-year-old became New College’s Director of Music at the age of 29. Under his leadership, the college Choir received the Gramophone Award for its recording of a piece by the 16th century composer Nicholas Ludford. He said of his appointment: ‘This shows choral music is a fully integrated part of the academic activity of the University.”last_img

One million arrivals from the UK market are expected next year

first_imgCroatian tourist offer with 23 exhibitors from Croatia is presented at a stand of 330 square meters, and within the CNTB stand there is an installation of virtual reality glasses, so many partners enjoyed a virtual walk through Dubrovnik, rafting on the Zrmanja and cruising on the Kornati.     The WTM World Tourism Exchange in London is a leading three-day event that brings together key stakeholders in the global tourism industry and the travel sector on trends, challenges and innovations in tourism. It is estimated that this year’s fair will be visited by more than 50.000 representatives of the tourism and business community, from agents, investors, media representatives, digital influencers to ministers and other senior tourism industry officials from around the world. WTM is a platform for creating business opportunities and concluding business contracts worth a total of £ 2,8 billion. Photo: TZ DNŽ This year, the Croatian National Tourist Board is once again presenting the Croatian tourist offer at the World Travel Market (WTM), one of the world’s largest tourism fairs, which is being held this year from 4 to 6 November in London.  In the current part of 2019, almost 900 thousand arrivals and about 4,6 million overnight stays were made in Croatia from the British market, which is an increase of 5 percent in arrivals and 4 percent in overnight stays compared to the same period last year. Excellent results were also achieved in October, during which there were about 62 arrivals and more than 325 overnight stays from the British market, which is an increase of 14 percent in arrivals and 10 percent in overnight stays compared to October last year.   Photo: WTM FB During the second day of the fair, there will be meetings with representatives of one of the most important partners, both in the British market and in other European markets, such as Ryanair, Eurowings, TUI, TTG. “The appearance at the fair in London can be seen as the beginning of promotional activities and preparations for the 2020 tourist year. We received extremely good announcements from the representatives of Jet2.com, our most important partners in the British market, which, in addition to TUI, brings us the largest number of British tourists. For next year, they announce an 11 percent increase in demand for Croatia, four new airlines and a longer flight season to Croatian destinations” said director Staničić, adding that the five-year contract signed today between Pula Airport and EasyJet will contribute to the positive trends from the British market.  During the first day of the fair, the Croatian tourist delegation met with representatives of important partners such as Jet2.com & Jet2Holiday, EasyJet, History Channel, SAGA and InkMedia, according to the CNTB.  Tourism Minister Gary Cappelli met with fellow ministers from Cyprus, Albania, Spain, Greece and the United Kingdom. “The Minister of State for Tourism of the United Kingdom expressed a positive attitude between the two countries and pointed out that despite Brexit, there will be no major uncertainties in tourism trends. Our goal at the moment is to have 900 British tourists and I believe that already in the term of this Government we will reach a record million arrivals from the British market. We are also pleased with the positive effects of the activities carried out aimed at positioning Croatia as an air destination, which is confirmed by 80 percent of Britons who come to our country by air.”, said Minister Cappelli.  The Kvarner Tourist Board is also present at the WTM fair, which on this occasion, together with Lonely Planet, presents itself to the British media through the prestigious award “Best in Travel Award” for 2020. The appearance at the fair in London is used for additional promotion by the representatives of the Split-Dalmatia County, who organized a large eno-gastronomic tasting of famous Dalmatian products as part of their stand.last_img read more

Kitten keeps Champion dream alive

first_img Trained by Edward O’Grady, Kitten Rock was looking for a hat-trick after wins at Naas and Limerick this season had encouraged connections to think of a Champion Hurdle tilt, but he looked to have a fight on his hands as the two main market rivals raced towards the last flight. They took off virtually together, but Willie Mullins’ mare pecked on landing and lost valuable momentum, allowing the JP McManus-owned Kitten Rock to forge clear, and the 4-7 favourite held the advantage by three and three-quarter lengths at the line in the hands of Mark Walsh. O’Grady said: “As a four-year-old, and going into a five-year-old, he’s been difficult to place. “We have tried to stay under the radar as much as possible, and the plan has gone well so far. He’ll go next for the Red Mills (Gowran, February 14). “He jumped brilliantly, which he did also at Limerick, and it was nice to see a gap of 18 lengths back to King Of The Picts in third. The mare (Glens Melody) is good, so the form stacks up well. “I’d be very hopeful that going back to two miles with a faster pace will suit him.” Walsh completed a double in the McManus colours when A Grey Matter (5-2) boxed on well to land the Follow Naas On Facebook Handicap Hurdle for Martin Brassil. The trainer said: “Most of his promising runs were around Naas last year, but I wasn’t sure about the ground. He’s improved from his run at Leopardstown, and has taken a while to learn his trade. He’ll make a grand chaser in time.” Social Riser got off the mark at the third attempt over timber with an all-the-way success in the Book Hospitality On Line Maiden Hurdle. Mikey Fogarty opened up a huge lead on the back straight, and though that advantage was diminishing by the last, Ken Condon’s 5-2 chance kept on well to repel I’ll Be Your Clown by five lengths. Johnny Burke’s persistence on Kilmurry Kid (4-1) paid dividends when he eventually got the measure of Heavenly Brook in the Cheltenham Trial Day 22nd February Handicap Chase. Kitten Rock took full advantage of a mistake at the last by Glens Melody to win the Limestone Lad Hurdle at Naas.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

FB : Head held high: Concussions force Adam Harris to quit football, steering him to track and field

first_img Published on February 21, 2012 at 12:00 pm Even though it was his senior day, Nov. 26, 2011, was not supposed to be the last time Adam Harris played football in the Carrier Dome.Because he still had a year of eligibility left and planned to return to the team as a graduate student, he didn’t participate in the pregame ceremonies honoring the senior class before Syracuse’s final home game of the season against Cincinnati. He figured he had another full year with the Orange in front of him before trying to play professionally.But that senior day, Harris’ plans disastrously fell apart thanks to one final hit.‘Any one play can be your last play,’ Harris said. ‘You never know when it’s going to be your time. It’s very rare that someone gets to stop playing football on their own terms. Usually, your body decides when you’re done.’The fullback’s body did just that in the first half against Cincinnati.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHis dad, Leo Harris, who has gone to every Syracuse game the last two seasons to watch his son, marveled at how he was playing early against the Bearcats. But pride in his son quickly turned to nerves when the fullback took himself out of the game after a big collision near the line of scrimmage.‘At the time, I’ll be honest, I knew something was up,’ Leo Harris said. ‘In my heart, I knew he was done. That was it.’The blow left Harris with his third concussion in four years. Physicians and team trainers decided shortly after the concussion that he would not be allowed to play football at Syracuse again.Even though Harris said he is now symptom-free, the risk of another concussion would be too great if he returned to the football field. Instead of moping about the injury, he contacted SU track and field head coach Chris Fox days later about joining the team as a shot put and discus thrower. With only one other thrower on the team, Harris’ addition would fill a need for the track and field squad. He hadn’t thrown in four years, but the coaching staff saw potential when he went through a morning workout.And now, just months after the concussion permanently knocked him off the football field, Harris has his sights set on the Big East Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the end of this year.‘I’ve always been a competitor,’ he said. ‘Really just completely stopping and just basically going into a black hole was hard. This gave me an opportunity to still compete. I wasn’t ready just to be done with all kinds of competition.’The dirty workAntwon Bailey thinks fullbacks are even crazier than linebackers. Both positions thrive on contact, but in Bailey’s mind, the defenders at least get credit for it. Fullbacks, he said, go unnoticed while the rest of the offensive skill players get all the glory.Harris fit into that role perfectly.‘He was one of those guys that went out there and did the dirty work,’ Bailey said. ‘He didn’t get a lot of praise, but he wasn’t looking for a lot of praise. He went out there and he did his job each and every practice and every game.’Before Harris came to SU, he was ‘Pennsylvania Football News’ Defensive Player of the Year as a linebacker at Towanda Junior/Senior High School. But he didn’t get any attention from Division-I schools. He chose to play at Cornell, but his collegiate football career started off almost as bad as it ended.He suffered his first and most severe concussion in preseason camp with the Big Red. The symptoms from that initial head injury lingered and held Harris out through his entire freshman season.He transferred to Syracuse after that year as walk-on for the football team and sat out his sophomore season due to NCAA transfer rules. He didn’t make the switch to fullback until the spring before his junior year when head coach Doug Marrone asked him to help fill in. Harris took to the new role and became the starting fullback as a junior.He was back on the field doing what he loved.‘Football was the thing he lived and dreamed and woke up every day for,’ Leo Harris said.As a senior, his teammates chose him to be SU’s special teams captain. He only touched the ball 20 times in two years but paved the way for back-to-back 1,000-yard rushers in Delone Carter and Bailey.Bailey understands perhaps better than anyone how important Harris was to the Orange. In their time together, the duo developed a relationship similar to a quarterback and his favorite receiver.‘We learned to play with each other,’ Bailey said. ‘It was like I almost knew what he was going to do before he did it. And he would block just the way I needed it to be done.’But it all came to an end with one final hit.Making dueHarris knew immediately something wasn’t right after the hit against Cincinnati. He tried to shake it off after heading to the sidelines and even returned to the field to see if he could play through it.He quickly found out he couldn’t.‘When I was trying to block, there was like a halo around the outside of my eyes, and it wasn’t really clear what I was seeing,’ he said. ‘It just made it rough, and I knew there was something pretty wrong.’Harris reported the issues to running backs coach Tyrone Wheatley and the team trainers. By then, his dad already had the feeling something bad happened.Harris stayed in the locker room when his teammates came out of the tunnel after halftime. The trainers called Leo Harris shortly after and told him to come to the locker room.Harris told his dad that he saw three of the same Cincinnati linebacker as he tried to block. The training staff was well aware of Harris’ concussion history. After consulting a physician, the decision was made.‘The best protection for somebody that’s had a significant amount of concussions is pulling them from activity,’ Syracuse’s head football trainer Denny Kellington said. ‘Sometimes, it’s protecting them from themselves.’That final concussion kept Harris short of his dream of reaching the NFL. But he didn’t sulk. By the time Syracuse played its final game the next week, with Harris watching in street clothes on the sideline, he had constructed a new plan.He threw shot put and discus in high school. That season was just beginning at SU.’He likes to compete,’ said Fox, the track and field head coach. ‘He wanted to still do a sport. He was allowed to do shot put because there’s nothing that can happen with his concussion problems in the shot put. I was more than glad to have him.’It hasn’t been a seamless transition. Harris would have liked to compete at the Big East Indoor Track and Field Championships last weekend but didn’t qualify.Still, Harris remains very optimistic. He was quick to point out positive results won’t happen right away.‘It’s kind of a slow process,’ he said. ‘You can’t expect overnight results, but at this point in the season, it’s going really well.’Risk vs. rewardWith all the headlines the danger of concussions have made in recent years, Kellington said it makes sense trainers and doctors have become so cautious when dealing with head injuries.‘Especially with all the research out there now, everybody is very conservative,’ Kellington said, ‘which you have to be because you only have one brain.’Harris didn’t argue or complain that his career was ended by an injury. It was disappointing, but he has accepted that his football career is over.And he’s looking forward to a healthy life after football.‘I know the risk that comes with concussions, and it’s something that I don’t want to mess with anymore,’ Harris said. ‘I just know the risks that can come with it. There’s a lot of life left to live, and I don’t want to live depending on somebody for my daily functions.’He will graduate in May with a marketing management degree and then attend the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications for graduate school.Before then, Harris plans on qualifying for the Big East Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Tampa, Fla., in May. After four years off from throwing shot put and discus, it may seem like a stretch.But Fox said that goal is realistic and expects Harris to qualify.The former fullback already overcame the obstacles of walking on to a Division-I football team and transitioning successfully to a new position on the offensive side of the ball.And those close to him believe those triumphs serve as a sign of things to come.‘Adam’s a fighter,’ Bailey said. ‘If I’ve learned anything from him in the past years, it’s that he’s a fighter, and he’s going to give it his all. Adam wasn’t good at fullback when he first got flipped over. … He worked day and night at it like I know he will at this track thing.‘He’s going to succeed. Mark my words. He’ll definitely succeed.’[email protected]  Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more