House for architects and artists / AFGH

first_img Area:  1035 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2004 Houses CopyHouses•Zurich, Switzerland Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/1429/house-for-architects-and-artists-afgh Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/1429/house-for-architects-and-artists-afgh Clipboard Save this picture!+ 30 Share “COPY” Switzerlandcenter_img Text description provided by the architects. The task was to create reasonably-priced residential space with high standards of living comfort for four differently sized parties. In the processs, each party was to profit as much as possible on the one hand from the 3,000 m2 south-facing environs, and on the other from the north-facing view of the city. Save this picture!Recommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsThis determined an unconventional and complex internal organisation of the building. All four apartments are accessible via a two-storey entrance hall, each of them having their own internal staircase of one or two floors. In principle the double-storey apartments and the two roof apartments are encapsulated in each other so that the quality of the four-sided building is fully exploited. Common place and unrefined materials such as concrete, timber, wood and glvanised steel were chosen, which animated each other when combined. Save this picture!The precise insertion of coloured kitchens with reflective glass surfacing and the extensive coloured glass panelling of the bathroom walls contrast with the the coarse concrete and the organic patterns of the wood. Save this picture!The basement, the vertical stairwells and the partitioning walls between the apartment units are made of concrete cast in situ (basic shuttering). This guarentees that the fire proofing and acoustic demands set by the timber elements, which constitute most of the rest of the spatial structure, are met. Save this picture!The concrete core constitutes the “skeleton” of the actual wooden structure, the organic softness of which heightens the rawness of the concrete. The ceilings and the walls are made of prefabricated, isolated wooden elements of spruce. Save this picture!The interior surfaces consist of boxing plywood on the walls and bonded boarding on the ceilings. The construction and the dileneation of the rooms are congruous. The individual building elements and the building processes are legible. Due to their slightly polygonal geometry, the wooden elements have the characteristics of a piece of carpenter’s furniture. The most striking characteristic of the galvanised sheet-metal façade is the differentiation of the form of the window openings on the north and south sides.Project gallerySee allShow lessHoliday House on the Rigi / AFGHSelected ProjectsBeijing Airport / Foster + PartnersSelected Projects Share “COPY” Projects House for architects and artists / AFGH House for architects and artists / AFGHSave this projectSaveHouse for architects and artists / AFGH Architects: AFGH Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeAFGHOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasZurichHousing3D ModelingSwitzerlandPublished on May 27, 2008Cite: “House for architects and artists / AFGH” 27 May 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemSynthetics / AsphaltMitrexSolar RoofMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialLinoleum / Vinyl / Epoxy / UrethaneTerrazzo & MarbleTerrazzo Flooring – Terroxy Resin SystemsMetal PanelsTrimoMetal Panel Finishes – ArtMePanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsMega-Panel Facade SystemsStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Iconic SeriesBricksFeldhaus KlinkerFacing Bricks – Waterstruck VascuWallcovering / CladdingLinvisibileLinvisibile Boiserie and Skirting Systems | OrizzonteMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelDoorsJansenFire Doors – Janisol 2 EI30 70 mmSlabs / Plates / SheetsMetadecorMetal Facade Blade – MD LamelMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?建筑师和艺术家的房子 / AFGH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

Renovated home on Port Douglas’ Flagstaff Hill among luxury homes

first_imgIT only changed hands in May last year but after a glamorous refurbishment and work to increase the stunning views from Port Douglas’ highest point, 44 Island Point Rd is ready for a new owner. The pool. Need we say more.With only four homes accessed from the southern lookout end of Island Point Rd, number 44 allows for an 180 degree vista that takes in the entire southern coastline towards Cairns over the Coral Sea, Port Douglas’ Fourmile Beach, the hinterland hills and north over the marina and the Macalister Ranges. >> SIGN UP NOW: GET A FITBIT WITH THIS CAIRNS POST SUBSCRIPTION Walk into the spa straight from your room.Polished Italian Crema Marfil marble has been used in the formal areas and the grand staircase and western-red cedar lined the cathedral ceilings. Private inspections of the 1524 sq m hillside home are recommended. Fancy lunch with a view?‘The end result is a fantastic tropical feel throughout that exceeds all expectations.“This property is an excellent example of a marquee tropical residence — that would be perfect as a northern home, a luxury holiday rental or even a lock and leave lifestyle escape.”More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days agocenter_img The home has been renovated with Italian marble.Mr Jones said in the last two years the other three homes have all traded owners — all selling between $4.85 and $6.4 million.The entryway is built with ponds and water features cascading down to a series of pools and waterfalls that end in the atrium. 44 Island Point Rd, Port Douglas is nestled among rainforest at Flagstaff Hill.On the market for $6.7 million, no expense has been spared to bring the Flagstaff Hill stunner, called Tanamera, back to its former glory.“The owners recently employed Natalia Greig of Island Point Interiors to completely refurbish the home and oversee the improvement renovations that took place on the property,” said The Pink Property agent Callum Jones. Nothing but quality furnishings.In the master suite a wet edge sky spa flows over the edge of an imported Italian stone wall to an infinity pool below.A purpose-built alfresco dining pavilion serviced by a teppanyaki grill and wet kitchen, complete with timber wrap around bar will please entertainers and a cantilevered viewing room with a wall of floor to ceiling glass showcases more of the tropical view.last_img read more

Starling last-second basket gives Bees win over Liverpool

first_img Tags: Baldwinsvilleboys basketball Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Four days earlier, Starling had, in one afternoon against reigning state Class AA champion West Genesee, surpassed 1,000 career points and then scored 16 in the fourth quarter to carry his team past the Wildcats.Now, against a Liverpool side that had beaten both West Genesee and Corcoran in December, Starling delivered again.Up until the very end, Liverpool’s defensive strategy – shut down everyone around Starling – worked quite well. The two sides traded the lead throughout the first half with little separation, and even though Starling had 16 points in the half, the Bees only led by two, 27-25, at the break.What helped keep Liverpool close was an ability to close out quarters. Jacob Vacco’s 3-pointer beat the first-quarter horn, and Romeo Clarke did the same in the final seconds of the third quarter, reducing B’ville’s lead to 37-35.The back-and-forth battle raged through the final minutes. It was tied, 45-45, when Starling’s sixth 3-pointer of the night got his team in front.After it pulled back within one, 48-47, Liverpool got possession with 30 seconds left. Instead of holding for a last shot, it instead worked it to Jack Pento, who fired a running, one-handed jumper with 20 seconds to play and converted, putting the Warriors up by one.But Starling would get the final word and finish the night with 35 points, inching within eight of B’ville’s career scoring leader, Brett Botsford, who had 1,070 points in his Bees tenure from 2005 to ’08.On Friday night, when B’ville visited Henninger, Starling would make his way past Botsford’s mark and now stood as the Bees’ all-time leading scorer – but the Black Knights would win the night, prevailing 58-47.From start to finish, Henninger’s attention was on Starling, and the pressure worked as he managed just 18 points, and though Trombley led the Bees with 19 points and Nicholson added eight points, Nate Ray had the Bees’ only other field goal.Up 26-24 at halftime, the Black Knights outscored the Bees 20-12 in the third quarter and never got caught. Nine different Black Knights got on the scoreboard, twice B’ville’s total, as Tong Mading led the way with 19 points.So the Bees hit the midway point of the regular season at 7-3, and hosts a big game against 8-2 Corcoran on Tuesday before welcoming Cicero-North Syracuse next Friday. One of the many marks of greatness for an athlete is performing to expectations, or exceeding them, even when everyone and everything is designed to stop them from doing so.Such was the case in the closing seconds of Tuesday night’s boys basketball game between Baldwinsville and Liverpool at Onondaga Community College’s’ Allyn Hall.Trailing by one and having the ball, the Bees were going to put the matter in the capable hands of J.J. Starling, even though the Warriors were going to put several defenders on him to try and impede his path to the basket. Five seconds remained when Starling inbounded the ball from the right side, in front of his team’s bench, passing it to Bo Nicholson, who, defended by Kyle Caves, immediately dished it back to Starling.Starting the dribble with his left hand, Starling crossed over to his right, split two more Liverpool defenders and, with a second to spare, laid the ball off the glass and through the net as the clock expired.Just like that, B’ville had earned a 50-49 victory, had improved its overall record to 7-2, and Starling had another entry in his growing ledger of legend.last_img read more

Kobe Bryant reminisces about career at NBA All-Star weekend

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “I’m looking around the room and seeing guys that I’m playing with that are tearing the league up that were 4 in my first All-Star game,” Bryant said. “How many players can say they played 20 years and actually have seen the game go through three or four generations?”Bryant can. Yet, he joked he will play only 10 minutes as a starter for the Western Conference, mindful that he has nursed soreness in recent weeks in his right shoulder. But even limited minutes will not diminish Bryant’s presence. Chicago forward and former Lakers teammate Pau Gasol said “it will be emotional for me to see him.” “We definitely want to send him off on a good note,” Thunder forward Kevin Durant said. “We know he’s going to be super competitive.”Yet, Bryant reiterated he has “zero” aspirations to set the record for most NBA All-Star MVPs after collecting four (2002, 2007, 2009, 2011) to tie Bob Pettit. “I’m enjoying this whole thing with being around these players and talking to them one more time,” Bryant said. “The competitiveness in terms of me trying to establish something and prove something, that’s gone.”Not completely. Bryant admitted he still laments the Lakers losing in the 2004 NBA Finals to Detroit and 2008 NBA Finals to Boston.“I wish I could have won the two that got away,” Bryant said. “Those are tangible things I felt I could have adjusted.”Bryant then argued he should have become “more nit-picky” on how the Lakers ran their offense during the 2003-04 season. Bryant also wished he had his teammates “play with a more physical nature” throughout the 2007-08 campaign.Still, Bryant expressed gratitude for recovering from season-ending injuries to his left Achilles tendon, left knee and right shoulder. Though he conceded “it would’ve been amazing” if he ended his 20th and final NBA season with a championship, Bryant argued he “can’t complain about that.“I’ve been very, very fortunate,” said Bryant, who has won five titles. “You got to be able to take the good with the bad.”Bryant shared that attitude during a press conference filled with non sequiturs. When a reporter asked if he could speak any Arabic, Bryant enthusiastically asked him to teach him some words. Bryant offered greetings to reporters stationed from Taiwan, China, India and the Philippines. When asked to name any Canadians not named Drake, Bryant answered with Wayne Gretzky, Steve Nash, Andrew Wiggins and Rachel McAdams. Bryant also addressed various news topics. Bryant waxed nostalgia he will play in the same city that hosts the franchise he scored a career-high 81 points against nearly a decade ago. He predicted Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry will win the 3-point shooting contest. Bryant expressed gratitude former Lakers and Clippers Lamar Odom has traveled to New York after being hospitalized for most of the year after falling unconscious at a Nevada brothel. Bryant pleaded patience with the Lakers’ rebuilding process.“It’s tough. You can always plan to do a certain thing and then certain things happen,” Bryant said. “So now you have to adjust. They’re still adjusting. It’s going to take time. They’ll figure it out.”Soon enough, an NBA official ended the press conference. Bryant then offered something poetic to sum up his accomplished career.“A legend that had every passion,” Bryant said, “and poured it out into the game that he loved.”Bryant then walked away from the stage. The cameras furiously clicked and flashed with the same intensity that greeted Bryant when he first arrived. center_img TORONTO >> Every move Kobe Bryant made sparked hysteria. His presence caused several to chant his name. Usually the Lakers’ star creates this atmosphere after he scores a basket. This time, Bryant sparked a stir amid the estimated 150 journalists, both real and imagined, that surrounded him during media availability on Friday as part of NBA All-Star weekend.Bryant’s press conference started with alleged reporters clapping upon his arrival. Bryant answered questions in English, Spanish and Italian. A few international media members greeted Bryant with gifts. One Toronto-based reporter handed Bryant a personalized “Thank you” card. A Japanese reporter gave Bryant a piece of artwork that depicted Bryant as a samurai. Somewhere in between, Bryant talked the fans selecting him for his 18th and final All-Star game during his 20th NBA season on Sunday at Air Canada Centre.last_img read more