Cohen Residence / KUBE

first_imgArchDaily Houses CopyHouses•Cape Town, South Africa South Africa Year:  Area:  360 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Cohen Residence / KUBE Photographs:  Stefan RademanText description provided by the architects. The site which is located on the southern slope of Lion’s head, within the trendy suburb, Tamboerskloof, commands spectacular views over Cape Town and the harbor. From the street one gets a hint of the building, but your first real interaction is with the timber box, which houses the guest suite, looming over as you draw near the premises. The gate leads one to a lush courtyard where granite stepping stones set in an indigenous garden guide you to the front door.Save this picture!© Stefan RademanRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreUpon entering the house you are confronted by a double volume timber screen anchored in a bed of marble. Shadows streak down the wall behind as the screen filters the light cascading in through a skylight located over the stairwell. The off-shutter finish of the concrete soffit is complemented by recycled timber parquet flooring laid in a herring-bone fashion. The brief required an arrangement of interconnectedness and it is from the entrance foyer that you can best appreciate how the spaces have been assembled in order to achieve this. The space serves as a circulation hub and access point to all the zones – the public component comprised of the living dining kitchen functions is located to your left with the garage entrance to your right. The staircase leading upstairs where the private living quarters are located, wraps around the timber screen becoming a walkway accessing the 2nd bedroom and guest suite and then a ramp as it leads you to the master suite.Save this picture!© Stefan RademanThe living dining component, located on the ground floor, is both versatile and durable with concrete, timber and marble dominating the palette. These materials have a reputation for maturing gracefully while the soft muted tones create a versatile canvas for interior styling. The dining space, backed by an open-plan kitchen, is set up for comfortable, generous gatherings and flows onto the outside entertainment area. The adjacent internal living space is designed more towards wintertime living. The space is cozy and introspective with the wood-burning fireplace drawing the viewer’s attention away from the views. The parquet flooring here is arranged in stretcher-bond fashion, a more contemporary adaptation of the norm.Save this picture!© Stefan RademanThe outside living space is flanked by the swimming pool. The predominantly summer space also lends itself to those cooler evenings thanks to the introduction of an outside fireplace. The off-shutter concrete slab which covers the space is suspended between the three massive timber-clad portals. Inserted into the slab is a walk-on skylight allowing additional sunlight to penetrate the space below. The deck structure and the main residence were envisaged as separate forms and to enhance this concept the joints between these two components are also glazed.The dialogue between the expansive and the intimate is particularly present within the upper, private living spaces. The guest suite and 2nd bedroom which is located on the opposite side of the entrance foyer represent contrasting approaches to space. The guest suite located on the street elevation opens up to views of signal hill, extending the space into the landscape while the 2nd bedroom despite having an identical configuration is intimate and contained, living out to its own secret courtyard framed by verdant planters and a timber pergola which serves as sun control as well as a security measure.Save this picture!© Stefan RademanLocated over the living-dining area the master suite has an open plan arrangement. The bed nestles up to a plinth clad in marble and walnut veneer while the bath floats on a slightly elevated bed of marble. Massive sliding doors and windows bring the views into the bedroom. The soffit level inside which was restrained due to height restrictions also assists in containing the expansive space. Bookshelves and books support this homely sense of scale. The suite lives out to a deck on the NW elevation. Each of the sliding doors and shutters sit on separate racks meaning that they slide independently and can be stacked in all different possible configurations. The master suite also has a private outside shower court to the South-West from where the views of Table Mountain can be enjoyed.Save this picture!© Stefan RademanThe openings on the North-East and South-East are large to exploit the majestic views. To regulate heat ingress on these facades movable timber shutters which function as mechanisms for passive climate control were installed. The energy efficiency of the building achieved through the appropriate use of materials and techniques has ensured that no air-conditioning installation is required. The use of energy-efficient LED, fluorescent and low-voltage lighting throughout the house also cuts down on electricity usage significantly.Save this picture!© Stefan RademanThe solar installation at the Hofmeyr-Cohen Residence is responsible for all hot water intended for household use, under floor heating and the swimming pool. Solar collectors installed on the roof of the residence collect energy from the sun, which is then transferred to a water glycol mix. This energy (heat) is exchanged via internal heat exchangers to water which is stored in hot water storage cylinders. The flat plate glazed solar collectors which were used at the Hofmeyr-Cohen residence was chosen due to their high efficiency in the low operating temperature range, and is especially suitable for regions with high solar exposure and frost.Save this picture!© Stefan RademanIn a thermo siphoning system the heated water is transferred from the collector to the tank through convection. For this to work the storage tank needs to be installed higher than the solar collector otherwise natural convection cannot occur. At the Hofmeyr-Cohen residence it was necessary to consider the sightlines and views of neighbouring properties which meant that the tanks could not be accommodated on the roof where the collectors are. Instead the tank is located on the ground floor in a storage room behind the stairs, which means that a controller and pump was necessary to transfer the heated water to the tank. The pump and controller are both connected to the main power supply and have an average consumption of around (250-300 W/day).Save this picture!PlanThe client, who was exceedingly involved throughout the process, played an essential role in the success of the project, with the interesting spatial qualities emerging from a three-fold exchange between the particulars of the residential typology, the continually evolving brief and the architects’ attitude towards the creation of form.Project gallerySee allShow lessDebate Over the Design for the Glasgow School of Art by Steven HollArticlesAcademy of Art University Introduces the School of Landscape ArchitectureArticles Share “COPY” Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2009 Save this picture!© Stefan Rademan+ 41 Share Photographs Architects: KUBE Area Area of this architecture project Cohen Residence / KUBESave this projectSaveCohen Residence / KUBE “COPY” CopyAbout this officeKUBEOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabas3D ModellingWoodCape TownHousesSouth AfricaPublished on March 14, 2011Cite: “Cohen Residence / KUBE” 14 Mar 2011. 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Fundraising difficulties hit another air ambulance

first_img  48 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Fundraising difficulties have led to serious problems within the administration of another proposed air ambulance service in Ireland.Last year an air ambulance organisation in Northern Ireland folded and then reopened following publicity about fundraising and administration expenses and the viability of the service. The latest problems relate to an air ambulance operation in the Irish Republic.It is understood the All Ireland Air Ambulance has struggled to raise the €85,000 per month required to operate it. The organisation has also not reached an agreement with the health authorities and the launch of the service has been delayed for nearly two years.The All Ireland Air Ambulance was established by Derek Rowe following the death of a close friend in a road crash near Killarney, Co Kerry. Mr Rowe has split with the AIAA and is proposing to set up his own organisation, the People’s Children’s Air Ambulance.While the AIAA has experienced similar difficulties to the operation in Northern Ireland related to fundraising targets and links to the health authorities, the two organisations are separate.Current air ambulance services in the Irish Republic are provided by the Irish Air Corp. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Fundraising difficulties hit another air ambulance Howard Lake | 26 August 2010 | News Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Ireland Managementlast_img read more

Maine man arrested for setting fire to Black church

first_imgSpringfield Fire Department/Twitter(SPRINGFIELD, Mass.) — A Bulgarian national who was arrested Thursday faces hate crime offenses for setting several fires at a predominately Black church in Springfield, Massachusetts, last year.Dushko Vulchev, who is a naturalized U.S. citizen living in Maine, demonstrated a “hatred of Black people,” federal prosecutors said as they charged him with damage to religious property and use of fire to commit a federal felony.The criminal complaint quoted a December 2020 message Vulchev allegedly wrote calling to “eliminate all N—s.” An electronic device contained images that prosecutors said demonstrated Vulchev’s racial animus toward Black people.The arson Vulchev is accused of setting on Dec. 28, 2020, caused extensive damage to the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Presbyterian Church in Springfield.Prosecutors said Vulchev is also responsible for several other fires set on church property and for a series of tire slashings on church property and in the surrounding area.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Leadership is about emotion

first_img 31SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Make a list of the 5 leaders you most admire. They can be from business, social media, politics, technology, the sciences, any field. Now ask yourself why you admire them. The chances are high that your admiration is based on more than their accomplishments, impressive as those may be. I’ll bet that everyone on your list reaches you on an emotional level.This ability to reach people in a way that transcends the intellectual and rational is the mark of a great leader. They all have it. They inspire us. It’s a simple as that. And when we’re inspired we tap into our best selves and deliver amazing work.So, can this ability to touch and inspire people be learned? No and yes. The truth is that not everyone can lead, and there is no substitute for natural talent. Honestly, I’m more convinced of this now – I’m in reality about the world of work and employee engagement. But for those who fall somewhat short of being a natural born star (which is pretty much MANY of us), leadership skills can be acquired, honed and perfected. And when this happens your chances of engaging your talent increases from the time they walk into your culture. continue reading »last_img read more

Florida faces tough test vs No. 6 Kentucky

first_imgFEARLESS FRESHMEN: Kentucky’s Nick Richards, Immanuel Quickley and Tyrese Maxey have collectively accounted for 59 percent of the team’s scoring this season and have scored 60 percent of all Wildcats points over the last five games.JUMPING FOR JOHNSON: Keyontae Johnson has connected on 37.2 percent of the 78 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 4 of 10 over his last three games. He’s also made 77.4 percent of his foul shots this season.BEHIND THE ARC: Kentucky’s Hagans has attempted 62 3-pointers and connected on 25.8 percent of them, and is 3 for 13 over the last five games.STREAK STATS: Kentucky has won its last four road games, scoring 75.8 points and allowing 66 points during those contests. Florida has won its last four home games, scoring an average of 79.8 points while giving up 66.5.STINGY DEFENSE: Kentucky has held opposing teams to 39.1 percent shooting, the lowest percentage among all SEC teams.___ March 5, 2020 Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 6 Kentucky (24-6, 14-3) vs. Florida (19-11, 11-6)Stephen C. O’Connell Center, Gainesville, Florida; Saturday, 1 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: No. 6 Kentucky presents a tough challenge for Florida. Florida has won two of its five games against ranked opponents this season. Kentucky fell 81-73 at home to Tennessee on Tuesday.center_img For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, Florida faces tough test vs No. 6 Kentuckylast_img read more

USC Security Roundup

first_imgThe following incidents were reported in the USC Dept. of Public Safety incident report summary between Monday, Nov. 17. and Tuesday, Nov. 18. Crimes against propertyAt 7:37 a.m. on Nov. 17, Retail Unit officers who were monitoring surveillance cameras observed a suspect who removed a computer from a lobby display at the Pertusati University Bookstore and exited without paying for it. When the officers attempted to detain him, the suspect dropped the computer and fled on foot. He was located and detained by DPS officers, who responded to the incident and was transported to the 77th Station for booking.At 2:10 p.m. on Nov. 17, a student at the Alpha Phi sorority reported her bike missing.At 3:31 p.m. on Nov. 17, a student reported his bike missing at Annenberg House apartments.At 5:24 p.m. on Nov. 17, two students reported that two suspects removed their cell phones which were placed on the table where they were sitting in Ronald Tutor Campus Center and fled on foot. DPS officers responded and located and detained the suspects based on descriptions given by the students and two witnesses at the scene. One of the suspects was found in possession of one of the stolen phones and, after being positively identified by the students, was transported to MDC for booking. The students were unable to identify the second suspect, and he was released.Miscellaneous incidentsAt 9:17 a.m. on Nov. 17, a staff member at the Keck Hospital Parking Building reported that another staff member had been sending him annoying text messages and had recently challenged him to a fight.At 1:33 p.m.  on Nov. 17, four students were cited to Judicial Affairs for smoking marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia in an apartment at Cardinal Gardens.At 2:28 p.m. on Nov. 17, it was reported that a staff member’s vehicle was struck by a roll up gate when she was exiting the Exposition Boulevard Parking Structure. There was no visible damage to the vehicle or the gate.last_img read more