The housebuilder who is ready to take the long road back to recovery

first_img Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL KCS-content Sunday 31 October 2010 10:04 pm whatsapp DESPITE the generally depressed state of the housebuilding and residential property market, Taylor Wimpey’s chief executive Peter Redfern says he is pretty pleased with business. But sitting in the boardroom of his London office, his mood appears more reflective than upbeat. “Prices are very stable at the moment,” says Redfern. “Stable is good for us. Prices have not gone up or down for a sustained period of four months or so for some time.”The good news, according to Redfern, who is wearing a black suit and tieless white shirt combination, is that the market will continue on like this for much of the next two years. There will only be “an occasional” rise or dip here and there.But if you consider the rollercoaster ride the company and Redfern have been through over the last three years you can see why stable looks so attractive. The business has gone from sealing a £5bn merger to the brink of collapse under £1.5bn of debt after house sales slumped as a result of the financial crisis and recession, with the firm’s stock price sinking to as low as 4p at one point.However, some economists would argue the housebuilding market is far from stable and that prices appear to have started falling again. Earlier this month, the Council of Mortgage Lenders noted that the £12bn that was lent for mortgages in September was the lowest since 2000. Not surprisingly, perhaps, Redfern nevertheless thinks the worst is over. He says: “We would be foolish to say that a double dip is not possible. But we do say that it is not likely. Just as we say a sustained period of rising prices in the short term is also not likely.”The boss of the country’s second largest housebuilder, a result of the 2007 merger of Taylor Woodrow and George Wimpey, Redfern argues his case cogently: “There is a lack of housing supply, and that will keep prices from falling too far. But there are currently not a huge amount of mortgage buyers on the market, and that will keep prices from rising.”In his view three factors contribute to rising house prices. A rise in mortgage lending “is by far the biggest factor.” But the amount of homes being built in the country is also important. In 2006, the year before the crisis, the industry built 180,000 houses a year, he says. This year it will build 100,000. The final factor “is general confidence. Are you prepared to take on the level of risk buying a house entails? How confident are you about keeping your job?” Redfern adds “confidence can change quickly either way”, but the other two factors, like oil tankers, take some time to turn around.The housebuilder did not expect a great deal from last month’s government Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR). “We were looking for things not getting worse, rather than a massive upside,” he says. And to that degree Redfern got his wish. Chancellor George Osborne abolished the Home Buyer Direct scheme which meant that first time buyers only had to initially finance 70 per cent of the cost of their home, with housebuilders and the state splitting the rest of the bill. However, Redfern says housebuilders had expected the scheme, which was only introduced in 2008, to go. Taylor Wimpey will go back to what it previously did, which was to loan first-time buyers up to 25 per cent of the cost of a home.The government added in the CSR that it wanted 150,000 affordable homes to be built by 2015, which on average are 30 per cent cheaper than private houses.Redfern says that shared equity schemes account for 10 per cent of the houses and flats it builds a year in the UK. Social housing, he adds, is also not a significant part of its mix. Taylor Wimpey builds 10,000 homes in the UK, 1,400 in Canada, 2,500 in the US and 130 in Spain a year. A quarter of these dwellings are flats, 35 per cent are two or three bedroom houses for first or second time buyers, with the rest being large four to five bedroom detached houses. Those close to Taylor Wimpey expect it to sell its listless US business at some point over the next two years when the market begins to pick up. In August, the business began to return to something like normal trading conditions, when it posted its first profit in more than two years. It reported half-year profits of £19.6m on rising house prices, compared to a loss of £681.9m in the same period last year. Sales rose eight per cent to £1.22bn. Its average selling price rose 9.8 per cent over the period to £168,000.The business hiked margins by one per cent to 7.5 per cent, but this is still a long way from the 14 per cent the two firms enjoyed in 2006 because average prices were some 20 per cent higher than today. The housebuilder did not pay a dividend as part of its half-year results, and has not paid one since 2007. Redfern says: “We are unlikely to pay a dividend in 2011, more likely in 2012, and will be very disappointed if we are not paying dividends by 2013.” He adds that his investors understand the long-term nature of the recovery this sector will have to go through.The firm, which carries £700m of debt, comes to the end of its current banking facility – with Barclays, Lloyds Banking Group, Royal Bank of Scotland and HSBC – in July 2012 and has already opened talks.Redfern says: “We are in a very different place to where we were at the time of the last refinancing [in 2009]. We had debts of around £1.5bn and we were in the middle of the financial crisis. Now our debt is much less. We would be disappointed if talks were not concluded by the middle of next year.” Its current deal gives it little flexibility to buy land.Three years previously, in 2007, Redfern’s star could not have been brighter. At just 36 he had just completed the merger of his firm George Wimpey with rival Taylor Woodrow, leaving him as one of the youngest ever bosses of a FTSE 100 business, employing around 10,000 staff, with a market value of £5bn and a share price of 518p.However, the business was hit by the financial crisis and the resulting housing slump. In 2008 it made a loss of £1.8bn on sales of £3.5bn after writing down £1.9bn land, goodwill and work in progress.The business crashed out of the FTSE 100, and instead of masterminding expansion Redfern had to cut half of his staff and went into crunch talks with his bankers in a bid to finance a £2.5bn facility.Many thought at the time that Redfern – who had rapidly moved from KPMG to Rugby Cement into the housebuilding industry – was too inexperienced to deal with such upheaval and would be a high profile casualty of the crunch. But he cut a deal with his banks and – at the second time of asking, after sweetening the terms – raised a fresh £510m from investors in 2009.After having secured the business, Redfern is now faced with the slow climb out of a stagnant housebuilding market that many observers think will take at least two years to recover. The stock currently hovers at around 24p, giving the business a market value of £758m.Is a high flyer like Redfern worried that – after the highs of a merger and the demanding lows of debt financing – the road ahead looks mundane in comparison? Needless to say, he disagrees: “Its not frustrating. We now have the time to get things right. We can get under the skin of the business and the land deals that we do. Big land deals can see us still building on a plot over ten years later. The first big land deal I did when I joined this company is still being built on today. That gives you a sense of how long-term this business is.”It seems that Redfern, his investors and the housebuilding firms are all braced for a long haul. For an industry that has long been characterised by short-termist errors of judgement, that is an uncharacteristically sensible state of affairs. Let us hope it continues.CV | PETER REDFERNAge: 40Work: KPMG; Rugby Cement, which he left when it was bought by rival RMC in 1999; joined George Wimpey in 2001; became the firm’s head in 2006; chief executive of Taylor Wimpey since 2007.Education: Warwick University, where he read maths.Family: Separated, three children.Lives: Oxfordshire. Hobbies: Football, squash, running, furniture making. “My grandfather was a carpenter, and I still have some of his tools in the workshop I have at home. 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IPL 2020: Rajasthan Royals Jofra Archer admits, ‘bio-secure bubble has…

first_img Tokyo Olympics: Kiren Rijiju declares, ‘We will fulfill Milkha Singh’s dream and bring Olympic medal in athletics as soon as possible’ IPL 2020: Rajasthan Royals Jofra Archer admits, ‘bio-secure bubble has taken its toll’ Indian women football clubs’ representatives take part in online UEFA Marketing Workshop by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeCBS NewsThese Are America’s Deadliest HighwaysCBS NewsUndoPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickUndoGeorgetown UniversityLearn from Anywhere This Summer with Georgetown’s Online Summer CoursesGeorgetown UniversityUndoThe fast bowler has spent a total of 87 days inside England’s bio-bubble as he has played all three formats for the side.He is currently playing for England in the ongoing three-match ODI series against Australia. Archer also said that living inside the bubble did eventually impact his performances.After the ODI series concludes, the bowler will play the upcoming IPL for Rajasthan Royals in the UAE.“I’ll tell you, it has been mentally challenging. We’ve been in here for 16 weeks or something like that. I think it is going to be rarer going home or being normal again. Here has become the new norm. We’ll just have to adjust again when we get some time off. The time I spend bowling with the white ball is a lot less than in Test cricket. You can’t run in the whole day. It is actually impossible to run in the whole day bowling at 90mph. If you can show me someone who does it then fair play. I’ve not seen any bowler who bowls 90mph do it for a whole day,” ESPNCricinfo quoted Archer as saying.“It might be different environments as well. A change of scenery or a change of personnel. You do sometimes feel like you hit a wall. Sometimes you just need to relax or just need to switch your mind off for a few days. I honestly don’t know what it is but if you’re in a good frame of mind I feel you’ll probably bowl a bit faster,” he added.After the IPL gets over, England players are set for spending more time side bio-secure bubble as they are planning to visit South Africa for a limited-overs series in November. After that, Archer has a stint with Hobart Hurricanes to look forward to in the Big Bash League (BBL).However, the pacer has admitted that he might take a break from the BBL and look to spend more time with his family.“I’ll be honest with you. I’m not sure how many more bubbles I’ve got left in me for the rest of the year. I haven’t seen my family really since February and it’s September now. The IPL is going to take up most of October. In November we go to South Africa; well, hopefully, we go to South Africa. That only leaves me with a few weeks in December for the rest of the year,” Archer said.“I love my Hobart [BBL] family but I think I need to spend some time with my real family as well. When the year turns, we’re going to be back in a bubble in the UAE and India or somewhere. Family time is really important especially when you’re in the bubble and you can’t see them physically. So any time I get I try to spend with them,” he added.Archer was named man-of-the-match in the second ODI against Australia as he scalped three wickets to help England defend a total of 231 to level the three-match series.The final ODI of the series will be played on Wednesday, September 16 at Emirates Old Trafford. Post that Archer is due fly via special chartered flight from Manchester to Dubai to enter another BIO-BUBBLE for next 63 Days. 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Archer is under pressure because from last 87 days he is continuously staying in the bio-secure bubble with no physical connect with the world outside.Archer has admitted that living inside a bio-secure has taken its toll on him and maybe affected his performances as well. 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Confused About Prostate Screenings?

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 From Florida Hospital – Apopka Screening for prostate cancer is a decision men often make based on risk factors such as age, race and family history. About one in six will be diagnosed during his lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. However, about one in 36 will die from the disease.In the summer of 2012, confusion arose when the US Preventive Services Task Force, a government advisory panel, recommended against prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing regardless of risk factors.FLORIDA HOSPITAL’S RECOMMENDATIONSThe best option for reducing prostate-cancer related deaths over the past two decades has been early diagnosis, leading to early detection at more treatable stages. Currently, the best screening method is a combination of PSA testing and a digital rectal exam (DRE). Additional, the use of genetic marker tests and MRI are also helpful.“PSA tests have been used for routine screening and detection since the early 1990s. It’s a simple test for men over 40 as part of their annual blood work,” says Vipul Patel, MD, urologic oncologist at Florida Hospital.“Not all prostate cancers are deadly, and the PSA isn’t perfect, but there’s been a 40 percent reduction in mortality since testing began,” he adds.Additionally, many large trials have shown a significant reduction in deaths from prostate cancer in men who had early screenings with PSA.Recently the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute released the following PSA screening guideline:At 40, men with life expectancy greater than 10 to 15 years should consider screening.Additionally, doctors should begin speaking with men about screening according to these risk categories:Very high risk (men with more than one first degree relative — father, brother, son — diagnosed with prostate cancer): Conversations at age 40High risk (men of African American descent and/or those with a single first degree relative diagnosed before age 65): Conversations at age 45Average risk: Conversations at age 50Screenings should include a PSA and DRE. For men whose life expectancy is less than 10 to 15 years, screenings should not be offered.The exact interval of subsequent screenings is still uncertain, and the pros and cons of future screening intervals should be discussed individually. These recommendations have been adopted based upon the guidance of our Florida Hospital Cancer Institute expert panel and with consideration of the American Cancer Society’s Recommendations on Prostate Cancer Screening and the American Urological Association Guidelin LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Previous articleBlack Lives Matter marches peacefully to Apopka Police DepartmentNext article3 Questions Parents Should Ask Teachers Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment!center_img Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Aptos Retreat Residence / CCS Architecture

first_imgCopyHouses•Aptos, United States Projects CopyAbout this officeCCS ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesAptosUnited StatesPublished on September 26, 2011Cite: “Aptos Retreat Residence / CCS Architecture” 26 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalVentilated / Double Skin FacadeSTAC BONDAssembly Systems – GluedLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemPodsTrimoModular Space SolutionsHanging LampsAxolightPendant Lights – HoopsStonesFranken-SchotterFlooring and Wall Tiles – Dietfurt LimestoneVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryCabinetsburgbadWall Cabinet – Sys30AcousticUnika VaevAcoustics – Ecoustic® Foliar TileMore 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 stream Aptos Retreat Residence / CCS Architecture Houses Architects: {:text=>”CCS Architecture”, :url=>””}; Architects: CCS Architecture Photographs ArchDaily Manufacturers: Benjamin Moore, Blanco, Corten, Dacor, Dynamic Architectural Windows & Doors, Elkay, KitchenAid, Omnia Industries, Stonco, Toto, Thegardenerberkeley, UtterioText description provided by the architects. The Aptos Retreat Residence by CCS Architecture is a true example of tasteful rustic style. This retreat for a San Francisco family of eight was prompted to create a casual setting for entertaining, cooking, tanning, swimming, archery, horseshoes, gardening and wood splitting. The 20-acre site includes two primary buildings and a third building known as ‘the barn’ which serves as the property’s clubhouse.Save this picture!© Paul DyerRecommended 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 – LarcoreLocated in the Santa Cruz Mountains just inland from the town of Aptos the house has mountain and ocean views. The two main buildings are referred to as the ‘live building’ and the ‘sleep building’. The sleep building is gently nestled under the raised roof of the live building. This interaction creates a covered a sheltered outdoor space along with an L-shaped yard.Save this picture!© Paul DyerThe live building contains dining, living, and kitchen spaces along with the master suite on the upper level. The space is anchored by the kitchen space which contains two triple sets of eight foot by ten foot sliding glass doors. When fully opened these doors provide a 32 foot wide opening looking over the yard and panoramic views. The kitchen also contains a eighteen foot long, three inch thick slab of walnut as the main countertop fashioned from a downed tree. Save this picture!© Paul DyerThe sleep building contains two bedrooms and a shared bathhouse. The steel structure of both buildings is clad in reclaimed barn and Corten steel roof. The interior is made up of concrete floors, wood, stone and steel. Save this picture!© Paul DyerThe barn structure is fully clad in Corten and the interior is a mixture of the structural steel shell and exposed wood of the loft space. The loft level contains a billiard table and sofa beds for additional sleeping needs. Save this picture!© Paul DyerThe overall site, surrounded by redwood trees and distant ocean views, contains numerous outdoor activities. The swimming pool and fire pit sit below the main house, the archery range above and the horseshoe pits between the barn and main structure. Two additional ten cabins are set amongst the trees and serve as guest houses. Save this picture!Site PlanThe construction features a solar thermal system which supplies domestic hot water as well as hot water for the pool and radiant heated floor which runs throughout. Its exterior material choices reflect the sustainable goal of the building as it uses reclaimed wood and Corten steel, which is a high-content recycled product.Project gallerySee allShow lessRensselaer Polytechnic Institute Fall 2011 Lecture SeriesArticles2011 ECCS Structural Steel Design Award / JDS ArchitectsArticles Share “COPY”center_img Save this picture!© Paul Dyer+ 18 Share Photographs:  Paul Dyer Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Aptos Retreat Residence / CCS ArchitectureSave this projectSaveAptos Retreat Residence / CCS Architecture United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY”last_img read more

Little House / TANK

first_img Area:  110 m² Area:  110 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses 2008 France Little House / TANK Little House / TANKSave this projectSaveLittle House / TANK Photographs:  Courtesy of TANKSave this picture!Courtesy of TANKRecommended ProductsDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEADoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorText description provided by the architects. The Little house is settled lengthwise nearby an existing tree, its southern side being a large window. The way the house has been thought, answers to the very initial demand of the clients who wished to associate their desire of architecture and quality of open spaces with a tight budget. Save this picture!Floor PlanThe wood, element of both frame and frontage, gives rhythm to the frontage and the access balcony. A terrace built on stilts at the edge of the house, is a continuation of the living space. The difference in height of the plot is useful to raise the house of 80 cm and offer views on the garden.Save this picture!Courtesy of TANKProject gallerySee allShow lessArchaeology of the Periphery: Moscow Beyond Its CenterArticlesAD Interviews: Jeanne Gang / Studio Gang ArchitectsInterviews Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily “COPY” Architects: TANK Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Arras, France ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs Year:  Year:  Projects “COPY” 2008 Save this picture!Courtesy of TANK+ 16 Share CopyAbout this officeTANKOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesArrasHousesFrancePublished on April 09, 2014Cite: “Little House / TANK” 09 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Save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

Rubber Holiday Home / Benthem Crouwel Architects

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects “COPY” Mels Crouwel Rubber Holiday Home / Benthem Crouwel Architects Save this picture!© Jannes Linders+ 25 Share Area:  135 m² Area:  135 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Benthem Crouwel Architects Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Jannes LindersRecommended ProductsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsText description provided by the architects. On the Dutch Wadden island Texel a rubber holiday home enveloped in fishing nets has been taken in use. The house is shaped like a ‘schapenboet’, a sort of storage shed. The house is built with a wooden frame construction. Roof and facades have been sprayed with rubber and are covered with coloured fishing nets. The nets are applied in two layers – red, green and blue nets are covered with black nets and divided into sections. These sections show the cross section of the building. Benthem Crouwel Architects designed the house for a private client in the style of the Wadden island.Save this picture!© Jannes Linders‘Schapenboeten’Texel is the largest of the Dutch Wadden islands. It is an island of sheep and fishermen. Iconic features in the Texel landscape are the so called ‘schapenboeten’: little sheds that are not used for sheep, but for storage of hay and tools. They stand alone in the vast open meadows, on land far away from the farm. The sheds have a gabled roof with a bevelled top section and face southwest, which is the most common wind direction. The entrance door is situated on the straight and sheltered northeast side of the building.Save this picture!© Jannes LindersThe design of the holiday home has been inspired by these characteristic sheds, but contrary to the sheds, the house had many windows in both the facades and the roof. The windows provide an excellent view of the surroundings: from the kitchen/living area one gets a panoramic view of the island, from the first floor the dunes and the sea are visible, and from the bedroom one glimpses the endless sky.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanInside and outside mergeThe house has a simple lay-out. The kitchen/living area, bedroom, bathroom and toilet are situated on the ground floor, additional places to sleep, work areas and storage rooms are situated on the first floor and in the basement. The interior is also simple: functional and light, not distracting from the landscape outside. The large glass façade of the kitchen/living area strengthens the relationship with the garden. Nature becomes an important feature of the house. On this side of the building, inside and outside seem to merge.Save this picture!© Jannes LindersProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Solution To Pollution Is…The Rooftops?Architecture NewsHamersley Road Residence / Studio53Selected Projects Share CopyHouses•Texel, The Netherlands 2014 2014 Year: center_img photographs:  Jannes LindersPhotographs:  Jannes Linders Year:  Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Lead Architect: “COPY” The Netherlands Houses Rubber Holiday Home / Benthem Crouwel ArchitectsSave this projectSaveRubber Holiday Home / Benthem Crouwel Architects ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeBenthem Crouwel ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTexelHousesThe NetherlandsPublished on July 31, 2014Cite: “Rubber Holiday Home / Benthem Crouwel Architects” 31 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in SkyPodsShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma EDoorsC.R. LaurenceMonterey Bi-Folding Glass Wall SystemTable LampsLouis PoulsenLamps – Panthella PortableBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersSealantsEffisusMetal Roof Flashing – Stopper MRDropped CeilingsPure + FreeFormLinear Clip-Strip Ceiling SystemUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryLouversAccoyaAccoya® Wood for Shutters and LouvresSpa / WellnessKlafsGyms & Relaxation RoomsMore 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

Clock House Gardens / Stockwool

first_imgManufacturers: Vincent Timber, Gibbs & Dandy, KS Aluminium, Q-Lawn, TETRiS, TTFC Ireland, The Eco team Year:  Area:  4281 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeStockwoolOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingWelwynEnglandUnited KingdomPublished on March 01, 2017Cite: “Clock House Gardens / Stockwool” 01 Mar 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Housing ArchDaily United Kingdom Landscape Design: Save this picture!© Morley von Sternberg+ 14 Share Acoustic Consultant: “COPY” Clock House Gardens / Stockwool CopyHousing•Welwyn, United Kingdom Photographs Projects 2016 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard City:WelwynCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Morley von SternbergRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeText description provided by the architects. Clock House Gardens has transformed a derelict hotel site into an intimate community of 50 new homes on a key gateway site into Welwyn. The design responds to the 0.8ha site’s unique combination of urban and rural surroundings, with the A1(M) motorway to one side and dense woodland to the other.Save this picture!© Morley von SternbergOur design concept is a modern take on a walled village, with buildings formed to minimise noise and pollution from the road and maximise benefits of the site’s geometry and the neighbouring woodland. Five two and three storey buildings combine brickwork with timber cladding and together create a central shared courtyard.Save this picture!© Morley von SternbergDeep reveals and projected windows create a richness in the elevations and this high-quality aesthetic makes the scheme a unique yet sensitive addition to the built fabric of Welwyn.Save this picture!© Morley von SternbergKey to its success is the careful layering of building form: the treatment responds to the harsher environment on the edge of the site with robust brickwork, where a softer treatment of timber and glazing is applied elsewhere to respond to the woodland beyond. All homes are dual aspect to make the most of the great surrounding views. Save this picture!© Morley von SternbergAn extensive landscaping strategy introduces planting and greenery back to the formerly hard landscaped site, with the neighbouring lush woodland brought into the scheme through the large central courtyard space. The design also introduces natural surveillance to a previously underused footpath to the north of the site and provides routes from the site to this footway, improving connectivity for residents and local people.Save this picture!ElevationSave this picture!Ground FloorSave this picture!SectionHousing stock in Welwyn generally consists of larger homes out of reach of first time buyers and moderate earners. To redress the balance and after consultation with the local community, Clock House Gardens is a totally flatted development of mostly one and two bedroom homes to meet the shortfall in the area and appeal to single and dual occupants and starter families. Prices ranged from £140,000 to £270,000 with the smallest unit at 50sqm and the largest at 87sqm.Save this picture!© Morley von SternbergProduct Description. Siberian Larch is used in vertical and horizontal cladding to give a richness to the elevations and reflect the woodland context.Save this picture!© Morley von SternbergProject gallerySee allShow lessCastelvecchio Museum – The East Wing / Filippo Bricolo & Bricolo Falsarella AssociatesSelected ProjectsArchitecture Campus / SCHMELZLE+PARTNERSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Welwyn, UKLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Hepworth Acoustics Planning Consultant: D.F. Clark Bionomique “COPY” Architects: Stockwool Area Area of this architecture project Clock House Gardens / StockwoolSave this projectSaveClock House Gardens / Stockwool Photographs:  Morley von Sternberg Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Christopher Wickham Associateslast_img read more

New coins commemorate Merchant Navy sailors

first_imgNew coins commemorate Merchant Navy sailors The London Mint Office has created a set of coins to commemorate Merchant Navy seamen and the Battle of Atlantic.The specially designed set of coins has been donated to HQS Wellington which serves as a floating museum, and to the livery hall of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners, where they will be on permanent display.As well as telling the story of the Battle of Atlantic through the words of the Merchant Navy Poem, ‘For All Seafarers’, by John Edward Masefield, each coin is made from silver recovered from the wreck of merchant vessel the SS Gairsoppa which was sunk during the battle by a German U-Boat torpedo 75 years ago this month, killing 85 Merchant Mariners.The lead coin ‘For All Seafarers’ – can be bought for its face value of £20, while the additional four coins in the set are half crowns and can be bought for £49.99 each.  297 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis23 Tagged with: Finance About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via Battle of Atlantic veteran, Ron Quested (pictured with James Deeny, MD of the London Mint Office), was at the unveiling of the new coin exhibit on HQS Wellington, and received the same coin collection in recognition of his bravery.A limited number of the same set of Battle of Atlantic coins, also made from Gairsoppa silver are being made available for sale to the public, with the resulting revenue funding a donation from The London Mint Office to the Merchant Navy Association.Captain Sail, chairman of the Merchant Navy Association, said:“The fact that these striking coins are made from silver recovered from a Merchant vessel which was sunk during the Battle of Atlantic, SS Gairsoppa, make them a particularly poignant commemoration of the role of the Merchant Navy during World War Two. We are delighted that the sale of these coin sets to the public will fund a donation from the London Mint Office to the Merchant Navy Association.”  296 total views,  3 views today Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis23 Melanie May | 7 March 2016 | Newslast_img read more

Indiana State Fair Foundation’s Celebration of Champions Honors 4-H Youth at…

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter Kale BeerAs the 2018 Indiana State Fair drew to a close Sunday night, one major event remained for 4-H youth whose hard work and dedication had earned them the right to attend the Celebration of Champions in the Indiana Farmers Coliseum. The Indiana State Fair Foundation’s Celebration of Champions awards 4-H youth for achievement, scholarship and hard work.These young Hoosiers have spent the last year working hard to raise livestock of various species, weights and classes, while others have grown crops and cultivated bee colonies. Another notable accomplishment came from the best of show recipient, Adrienne Spieth, who converted a 1930s washing machine into a cooler. Their work was rewarded during the Celebration of Champions dinner and program where each received a coveted purple banner.Nearly $200,000 was raised by the Indiana State Fair Foundation to provide monetary awards and to present Celebration of Champions dinner to honor the accomplishments and work ethic of Hoosier youth. The Indiana State Fair is known throughout the country as having one of the best agricultural fairs and hosting the largest and most diverse 4-H competitions.In total, 25 deserving youth were honored, including each of the Grand and ReserveGrand Champions:• 4-H Exhibit Hall Best of Show: Adrienne Spieth, Woodburn• Grand Champion Garden Exhibit: Gwen Brubaker, Huntertown• Grand Champion Cache of Honey: Lucas Juengel, Decatur• Grand Champion Meat Pen of Rabbits: Brooke Kneubuhler, Greensburg• Grand Champion Commercial Waterfowl: Morgan Waggoner, Hendricks County• Grand Champion Meat Type Chicken: Audrey Bischoff, Huntington• Grand Champion Dairy Steer: Kale Beer, Berne• Grand Champion Meat Goat Wether: Spencer Goettemoeller, Winchester• Grand Champion Market Lamb: Lane Slaton, Noblesville• Grand Champion Market Steer: Hadley Hendrickson, FarmlandReserve Grand Champions:• Reserve Grand Champion Meat Goat Wether: Maxwell Scamihorn, Terre Haute• Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb: Gabrielle Raute, Carmel• Reserve Grand Champion Market Barrow: Lakyn Mauck, Gaston• Reserve Grand Champion Market Steer: Harlee Henney, AngolaThe 2018 Indiana State Fair, themed STEP RIGHT UP! to the Greatest 17 Days of Summer, drew 860,131 fairgoers over its 17-day run, August 3-19. The fair attracted a record number of fairgoers on its second $2 Tuesday promotional day by bringing in more than 91,000 guests through its gates, making it the highest attended weekday in fair history. Perfect weather in the middle of the fair lead to the second highest attended five-day stretch in fair history.The 2019 Indiana State Fair will be held August 2-18.Source: Indiana State Fair Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana State Fair Foundation’s Celebration of Champions Honors 4-H Youth at Indiana… Indiana State Fair Foundation’s Celebration of Champions Honors 4-H Youth at Indiana Farmers Coliseum Facebook Twitter SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Aug 20, 2018 Previous articleAgriVision Award Presented and Livestock Lifers Honored on the HAT Monday Morning EditionNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for August 21, 2018 Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

Reporter shares experience with living in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19

first_imgSamantha Knapp took all her classes online while she was in isolation. (Samantha Knapp/Staff Reporter) Samantha Knapp Linkedin Twitter COVID-19 changes TCU students’ religious practices TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Twitter ReddIt Welcome TCU Class of 2025 What we’re reading: COVID-19 vaccine shows promise, Tropical Storm Eta brings rain and flooding to Florida Samantha Knapp Samantha Knapp Samantha Knapp Facebook Healthcare professionals discuss challenges to their faith amid pandemic Facebook Linkedin Pets blessed virtually and in person during Blessing of the Animals Previous articleAlcohol violations on opening game day remain lowNext articleCOVID-19 safety measures limit routines and practices of TCU spirit groups Samantha Knapp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR printMy life in isolation began Sept. 2.My second test for COVID-19 after being exposed to the virus came back positive. It took 30 minutes for the test results. I sat in an exam room waiting to hear the news. A negative test would have left me in the clear, but that wasn’t the plan. Instead of being allowed back in the classroom and at work, I left the Brown-Lupton Health Center and went straight to my room to begin isolating. One of my roommates exposed me to COVID-19; one of my roommates already had COVID-19; the other tested negative every time. But they were quarantined, meaning they could move around the house but weren’t supposed to leave. Meanwhile, I was isolated in my bedroom. If I so much as stepped into the hall, I was supposed to be masked and prepared to wipe down everything I touched. Samantha Knapp wears a mask as she leaves her room. (Samantha Knapp/Staff Reporter) For the next two weeks, I spent day after day in my bed. I FaceTimed a lot – including with my roommates who were in the next room. I watched “Sex and the City” from start to finish. I definitely like Aidan better than Big. I was super tired, but that might have been because I didn’t move from my bed. My roommates turned my life into a Snapchat story. Every time I came upstairs, they updated their viewers on how I getting on with “the rona.” I’m an extrovert so living my life from my laptop in bed was torture. I was missing the world. My mother made the mistake of telling me to call her if I needed to cry. However, by day nine, her tune had changed. After countless calls and lots of tears, she finally said, “Sam you need to get it together.”I said, “Mom I can’t get it together. I can’t get out of my bed. What am I supposed to do?”She suggested a bath, but how was that going to help? It was just the other room. This Snapchat story show me wiping down everything I touched. (Samantha Knapp/Staff Reporter)What about a walk? It was 95 degrees and humid. No.I did homework and went to class from my bed on a little lap desk. Thanks, Amazon, for overnight shipping. One of the toughest parts of classes was that they were always in the same place. They just rolled into each other.I could walk around my bed, but I couldn’t go out or talk with anyone. I fell behind in my classes. I kept putting off my work for the next day, and the next day and the next day. It’s not like I had any plans. I had nowhere to go, no one to see and no motivation. I’d make my roommates come talk to me with the door open, just so I could see another human in the flesh.“Our social life isn’t the same without you,” said my friend Lindsey, a junior at TCU. Friends dropped a care package off for me at the “Rona house,” as they called my home. The package included hand sanitizer, lotion and a candle, all of which I couldn’t smell. While I dealt with extreme boredom, I was lucky my symptoms were only mild.  Ten days after I went into isolation, I emerged from my room, having testing negative twice. My friends’ social life has returned, and my mom is happy to hear I have gotten it together. World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution + posts ReddIt Samantha Knapp last_img read more