first_imgArchitects: Igor Petrenko Area Area of this architecture project House A / Igor Petrenko ArchDaily Belarus “COPY” 2016 Save this picture!© Kate Brichkovskaya+ 24 Share House A / Igor PetrenkoSave this projectSaveHouse A / Igor Petrenko ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses “COPY” Manufacturers: Swisspearl, Paroc, Technonicol Products translation missing: Photographs:  Kate Brichkovskaya Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs Year:  CopyHouses•Minsk, Belarus Products used in this ProjectFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsStructural Engineer:Valery ZhukovetsCity:MinskCountry:BelarusMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Kate BrichkovskayaText description provided by the architects. House A is located near the border of Minsk.The main objective was to project a comfortable and functional home for one family. The house had to be designed without unnecessary decoration with the use of “clean” natural and beautifully-aging materials, such as wood, concrete, glass. Later, the owner of the house has formulated the title of this style as “functional minimalism”.Save this picture!© Kate BrichkovskayaThe house is a cube, embedded into the hillside. Wall materials are reinforced concrete (the outer walls of the 1st floor) and a brick. Floor slabs are monolithic reinforced concrete. Vertical surfaces between the windows and wooden facades are made of cement-fiber panels with concealed fastening. The main material of the facade finishing is larch saturated with a substance, which protects from ultraviolet radiation, but does not prevent natural aging. This allows the house to appear differently in each of the seasons.Save this picture!Second Floor PlanIn the western part of the site, from the side of the road, there is a guest parking and entrance to the house. On the ground floor is a garage, hallway, storage room, boiler room, exit the sauna room to an outdoor terrace with a swimming pool, which is adjacent to the house on the east side. On the second floor are two bedrooms, living room and kitchen-dining room. Fireplace in the living room with a bar is designed according to the proportions of the facade of the house. The lower part of the fireplace is a sheet of stainless steel, hovering above the floor.Save this picture!© Kate BrichkovskayaOn the east side of the house, a living room and a kitchen-dining room have access to an outdoor terrace with swimming pool and barbecue area. Cover terrace made of larch. The sculpture, which combines the functions of a barbecue and a table, was made of stainless steel with a thickness of 10mm with inserts in teak.Save this picture!© Kate BrichkovskayaOn the third floor there are two bedrooms and an open library with living room view. Above the third floor is a terrace with a magnificent view of the surrounding area.Save this picture!© Kate BrichkovskayaProduct Description. With Schüco Structural Glazing I wanted to create the effect of a solid glass cube held on all four sides with massive wooden surfaces.Save this picture!© Kate BrichkovskayaProject gallerySee allShow lessAdaptable Bamboo Geodesic Domes Win the Buckminster Fuller Challenge Student Categor…ArticlesSerie Architects Releases RCA Battersea Campus ProposalArchitecture News Share Area:  497 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects CopyAbout this officeIgor PetrenkoOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMinskBelarusPublished on November 13, 2016Cite: “House A / Igor Petrenko” 13 Nov 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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

first_imgThe Soft Machine is the first Gangstar Enterprise business, employing three ex-offenders and serving Cape Town with fresh gourmet soft-serve ice-cream. (Image: Gangster Enterprises)Ice cream is giving a group of ex-convicts a new lease on life, thanks to the Message Entrepreneurship Programme (MEP), which unlocks the potential of young men in prison.MEP believes that every young person in prison has the potential and ability to change and make a positive contribution to society. It works to unlock this potential and empower the young men to become world-changers, so that they will multiply in number and transform others.However, this is no easy task in South Africa, where young men face the harsh realities of high youth unemployment, crime and re-offending.According to MEP, studies have shown that inmate participation in education, vocational and job training, and prison work skills development significantly reduces recidivism. It believes that prison is a storehouse of untapped potential, and offers a holistic curriculum that includes spiritual, economic, social and emotional support and training to reduce re-offending.The organisation believes that young men have the potential to become community leaders, loving fathers, responsible citizens and catalysts for change.THE SOFT MACHINEThe Soft Machine is the result of a partnership between ex-offenders and MEP. It has set up an initiative called Gangstar Enterprises that gives ex-convicts a chance at entrepreneurship. The Soft Machine, run by former prisoners Jade Wyngaard, Siphe Nopotwa and Vuyo Nyabaza, is an ice cream enterprise operating out of an old caravan.Wyngaard joined Gangstar Enterprises in October 2014 and is employed as part of the Soft Machine Enterprise team. He helps oversee all the bookings, marketing and deals directly with the clients. He was released from prison in 2014 and has grabbed the opportunity with Gangstar Enterprises with both hands.“Joining the Message Trust and working for The Soft Machine has given me a new start in life,” he says. “I’m thankful for being part of the Message family.”Nopotwa joined Gangstar Enterprises at the same time. He is passionate about youth development and believes that young people are the future of South Africa. Nopotwa’s long-term goal is to run a small enterprise that will employ young people, reducing the unemployment rate and poverty.“Since I came out of prison I struggled to find the opportunity to grow in business and life,” he says. “Being a part of Gangstar Enterprises has given me hope and a new lease of life.”Nyabaza is a former Cape Town gangster and prisoner who loves God and is passionate about reaching young people in and outside prison. He joined Gangstar Enterprises in January 2015.He drives the Soft Machine to events and works with the Message Trust on its prison team, investing in and disciplining young men in the Message Entrepreneurship Programme.“I have a passion to share with young people what God has done in my life,” he says. “Young people need to know there is a God who loves them and can save them.”PLAY YOUR PARTAre you playing your part to help improve the lives of the people around you or the environment? Do you know of anyone who has gone out of their way to help improve South Africa and its people?If so, submit your story or video to our website and let us know what you are doing to improve the country for all.last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest This will be my 4th year making the pilgrimage from Columbus, Ohio to Rochester, Minnesota over the 4 days of the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour. Not only do I cover the eastern leg of the tour for The Ohio Ag Net and Ohio’s Country Journal, I also collect information and interviews for farm broadcasters all over the U.S. who are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB).Almost everywhere I go I am asked what it is like being on the tour and how one gets the chance to take part.Being on the tour is everything that one would expect it to be. The days begin early as we comb our way through dewy green fields of corn and soybeans as the sun comes up, then reminisce and compare stories of the crop encounters, good and bad, as the sun disappears.I liken this tour to a battle. It is just you and your team of scouts with tools in hand, covering territory that is only seen by those who use the narrow gravel roads in some of the most rural parts of the Midwest. Conquering field after field and gathering information that will be of value to those that farm the ground we cover and to those that seek the information that may or may not make the markets seem a bit more fair, if only for a day.The scars from razor sharp corn leaves, a sweat-drenched hat and the mud from 20 different fields in 20 different counties on the bottom of your boots is not all you have to show for a day’s work.When it is all said and done, all of the Pro Farmer Crop Tour scouts will cover close to 80% of America’s corn and soybean growing regions. We rack up thousands of miles, piles of data, numerous tales (some true and others not so much) and quite honestly, more fun than I will have in many other weeks of the year.I do take pride in being a part of this annual journey and my hope is that as you follow along over the next 4 days, your will be very well informed and somewhat entertained.Keep watching as I continually update my daily journal of the 2015 Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour and thank you for allowing me the opportunity to share the good, the bad and the ugly as we trek across the recently weather-challenged heartland of America.last_img read more

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… markhachman A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#content#Intel center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Four years ago, Intel executives stood on stage with representatives from, Yahoo, Comcast, Disney and Sony, with endorsements from CBS and device manufacturers like Motorola, promising to revolutionize the television. They failed. This week, Intel disclosed that it had launched a new division, dubbed Intel Media, that would set out to give it another try with an Internet television service and set-top box to be released later this year. Erik Huggers, vice president and general manager of Intel Media, spoke at the All Things Digital “Dive into Media” conference on Tuesday, where he confirmed long-standing rumors that his company plans to enter the streaming market with a complex new service. An Intel spokesman added that the box, with a “very unique” user interface, is currently being tested by Intel employees.Why Will Intel’s TV Plans Work This Time?Why will Intel succeed this time? The smart money says that it won’t.Huggers described Intel’s goal as an “all-in-one solution,” providing live television, on-demand, plus what he called “proper” catchup television, modeled on the BBC iPlayer: which offers every second of BBC programming, including radio and television, for seven days after it airs.The box would also ship with a camera, presumably similar to the Kinect peripheral for the Xbox, that will identify who’s watching and provide targeted ads. The creepy camera won’t scare off viewers, Huggers promised, and the targeted advertising will apparently pay for some of the content deals that Intel will provide.Not only will Intel be providing a streaming box – naturally equipped with an Intel chip – but the streaming box will also come with a kind of cable hybrid subscription service, of which there are not many details at the moment. It’s likely that customers will get the streaming mainstays – Netflix, at least, plus services like Hulu and possibly Amazon. But Huggers also said that his company has been working with content providers to offer programming not offered through the usual non-cable services.Playing Nice With Big Content Providers?“We are working with everyone right now, and we are confident that by the time we launch, we’ll have a very compelling product,” Huggers said.That’s unlikely, though. So far, Huggers hasn’t identified who is responsible for the company’s content licensing efforts.At the All Things D event, Huggers said that his marketing chief is a woman who helped launch Apple’s “iProducts,” plus he has executives with experience from Netflix and the BBC on board. But so far, he hasn’t put forward a point person on content.History proves that Intel hasn’t had much traction in this area.The Yahoo-Intel partnership began life as the “Yahoo Widgets Channel” – which debuted on TVs from Samsung, Sony and Vizio. But the widgets, little mini-apps that provided bare-bones interfaces to services like Netflix and sites like HGTV, quickly faded into obscurity. Today, Yahoo Widgets have been replaced by the more consumer-friendly “Apps.” Yes, Yahoo has a Web app store, but its connected TV platform doesn’t. On the other hand, it has struck deals with the National Geographic Channel and Showtime for “broadcast interactivity,” sort of a second-screen experience actually on the TV screen, like Google TV – another platform that has struggled for relevance. It was telling that Huggers also referred demeaningly to the problems that his son had in using the television remotes to load up Netflix – not only was there no mention of the Yahoo partnership, but apparently current solutions weren’t good enough.Here’s another thing to consider: in Sept. 2010, Google hired Robert Kyncl, Netflix’s content chief, to be its emissary to the studios. It took until May 2011 for Google to add 3,000 movies to rent, including “blockbusters” like Oscar winner The King’s Speech. It took even longer to bring Google Play up to speed with other online services. The point is that negotiating content deals can be a long and painful process – and that’s just to keep up with the Joneses, much less break new ground.Huggers did tease the possibility of a la carte programming – being able to purchase a subscription to ABC, ESPN, Syfy and nothing else, for example – before pulling it back. “I believe that if bundles are… bundled correctly, they add tremendous value,” he said, referring to the “curation” that presumably broadcasters provide.But Intel’s offering, on the surface, doesn’t appear to be any cheaper than what anyone else is offering. “It’s not a value play, it’s a quality play where we’ll create a superior experience for the end user,” Huggers said with respect to the cost comparison between Intel’s offering and traditional cable.But with that said, it’s hard to see at the moment what will differentiate Intel’s offering from everything else, especially as Sony and Microsoft gear up to bring their respective next-gen consoles to living rooms this coming holiday season. Meanwhile, Roku has the value streaming-box market sewn up. Products like, which offer recording of live over-the-air television, mixed with streaming offer one solution that Intel could emulate.In this space, it doesn’t matter who makes the box, or the components within them. Only content is king. And if Intel doesn’t realize this, it might as well pack up and head home.“Rome wasn’t built in a day,” Huggers said this week. True. But if it’s not going to save you that much money compared with cable, won’t play the latest games and/or live sports, and will simply plug in all your subscription streaming services like any other player, an Intel box doesn’t sound like a very desirable device – and hardly a game-changer.Additional reporting by Nick Statt. Related Posts last_img read more

first_imgIn the third installment of the ‘Adverse Childhood Experiences: Recognizing and Minimizing their Impact on Children and Adults’series, learn tips for how service providers can prevent burnout when helping clients that are suffering from Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).Throughout this video, Laurie Naumann B.A. provides self-care tips to help service providers, caregivers, and family members of those with ACEs.Watch and listen below to learn more.This is part three of a four-part series, so be sure to check out the next installment in October 2017!If you would like to catch up on this series you can find all other installments on the Adverse Childhood Experiences Series homepage!This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on September 22, 2017.last_img

first_img Click on the graphic to access a PDF copy. Return to article. Long DescriptionClick on the graphic to access a PDF copy.The Early Intervention team’s four-part webinar series for 2019 will focus on supporting young children with autism and their families. This webinar series will take us through important steps in the lives of families of children with autism and related disorders. These free webinars are easy to join and offer continuing education credits for early intervention and Board Certified Behavior Analysts.  To learn more and to RSVP, use the links below.What Do We Know: Autism Screening, Diagnosis, & Supporting Young Children & FamiliesDr. Hedda Meadan will lead us through the process of diagnosing autism. The prevalence of autism, early signs, and the screening and diagnosis process will also be covered. In addition, Dr. Meadan will discuss strategies for supporting families during this time.Yuck! I Don’t Eat That! Nutrition & Selective Eating in Young Children with Autism In this webinar, Dr. Jamie Pearson and Dr. Meadan will discuss common challenges families of children with autism face related to diet, nutrition, and selective eating. Drs. Pearson and Meadan will talk about the effects of dietary preferences and limitations. They will also share strategies for helping children eat a more balanced, nutritious diet.Stepping Out: Family Outings with Young Children with Autism Dr. Katie Wolfe and Dr. Meadan will provide strategies professionals can use to support families who experience challenges during outings. The presenters will share information about safety and social concerns related to outings with children with autism. In addition, Drs. Wolfe and Meadan will promote building a family’s confidence to support their children. Welcome to the Group: Inclusion for Young Children with AutismLearn how young children with autism can be included in preschool and childcare programs in this session with Dr. Mandy Rispoli and Dr. Meadan.  What inclusion is and its benefits will be discussed.  Drs. Rispoli and Meadan will provide information about environmental modifications that may help children with autism in group settings.Series Homepage by Crystal Williamslast_img read more

first_imgYusuf Pathan is a busy man. Not only is he attempting to demolish the opposition, but he also bought two grey parrots in Bangalore, each worth Rs 35,000,and two Amazon parrots for the same price. All four are trained to talk. The batsman who shows no mercy to bowlers is a soft touch when it comes to abandoned and injured animals. Six years ago, Pathan met Snehal Bhavsar of the Gujarat Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at her husband’s shop for pet foods. He has been associated with the NGO since then. Pathan has three horses, four cats, an imported goat and a couple of parrots at his home. He is getting a special shelter built for pets at his farm house in Nadial, 45 km from Ahmedabad. The 28-year-old is now waiting for a special certificate from the wildlife conservation department before taking the parrots home.last_img read more