Homage to Oscar House / Luigi Rosselli

first_img 2017 Photographs:  Prue Ruscoe Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Products used in this ProjectRenders / 3D AnimationAutodeskAutoCAD 2D and 3D Design SoftwareProject Architec:Manuelle Schelp, Rebecca MunroJoiner:Corelli JoineryLandscape:Dangar Barin SmithCity:Bellevue HillCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Prue RuscoeText description provided by the architects. Sometimes alterations and additions can amount to significant interventions to breathe new life into a building, occasionally they require only the lightest touch to reinvigorate an existing design, as was the case with this Sydney home, designed in classic modernist style by the architect George Reeves in 1963. Save this picture!© Prue RuscoeOverall our clients felt that the major elements of the layout of their home worked well, however the connections between the indoor and outdoor spaces were poor and the house was generally beginning to look its age, as such improving those connections and restoring and enhancing the home in line with the original architect’s intent were the main focus of this renovation.     Save this picture!© Prue RuscoeInfluences from the work of legendary Brazilian architect, Oscar Niemeyer are evident throughout the house, and no more clearly can this be seen than in the voluptuous form of the concrete awning that covers the entry and provides the first impression one receives when approaching via the lushly planted drive.  Once inside those influences, and the broader design elements that anchor the home in the modernist era, continue in the form of carefully restored original features such as the single stringer and cantilevered switchback stair, and the sinuous curved ceiling bulkheads in the lounge, dining and kitchen spaces. Save this picture!© Prue RuscoeSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Prue RuscoeIt is in these communal spaces where the light hand of the current renovation is most evident.  Skylights were added, and walls and heavily framed windows were removed to make way for barely there floor to ceiling steel and glass windows, which can be fully opened to draw in fresh air and light and foster a strong sense of connection between the interior and exterior rooms.  This connection is further enhanced by the restrained yet elegant colour and material palette – created by interior designer, Romaine Alwill – that allows the natural beauty of Will Dangar’s tropical and verdant landscape architecture to take centre stage.Save this picture!© Prue RuscoeProject gallerySee allShow lessNanxun Town Center Kindergarten / UADSelected ProjectsJahu Apartment Building / RAAM ArchitectureSelected Projects Share Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/919908/homage-to-oscar-house-luigi-rosselli Clipboard Homage to Oscar House / Luigi RosselliSave this projectSaveHomage to Oscar House / Luigi Rosselli “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/919908/homage-to-oscar-house-luigi-rosselli Clipboard Houses CopyHouses, Renovation•Bellevue Hill, Australia Year:  Interior Designer: Architects: Luigi Rosselli Year Completion year of this architecture project Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Photographs Save this picture!© Prue Ruscoe+ 30Curated by Paula Pintos Share CopyAbout this officeLuigi RosselliOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationBellevue HillAustraliaPublished on July 01, 2019Cite: “Homage to Oscar House / Luigi Rosselli” 01 Jul 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucets / SinkshansgroheKitchen SinksGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceRetractable StructuresShadeFXRetractable Canopies in Beverly HillsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsBars / Wire / MeshJakobWebnet – Sports NetSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteHanging LampsLuminisPendant Lights – HollowcoreHandicap BathroomAamsco Lighting, Inc.Mirror-Lux LED Illuminated MirrorMore 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 stream Sydcon Building Services Builder: Homage to Oscar House / Luigi Rosselli Australia Structural Consultant: Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Enviro Window Designs ArchDaily Alwill Interiors “COPY” Geoff Ninnes Fong & Partners Pty Ltdlast_img read more

Bear attacks 10-year-old boy in Yellowstone National Park

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo.) — A bear attacked and injured a 10-year-old boy who was hiking with his family along a trail in Yellowstone National Park on Thursday morning.The unidentified family of four from Washington state was hiking along the Divide Trail, southeast of the Old Faithful geyser when the animal charged out of the vegetation toward them. The boy tried to run away, but the bear chased him and knocked him down, according to a statement from the National Park Service.The boy’s parents used bear spray to drive the animal away.It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the bear to attack.After the attack, the family walked back to the trailhead and drove to the ranger station at Old Faithful, where they were directed to a nearby clinic. The boy was then transferred to Big Sky Medical Center in Montana for puncture wounds to his back, wounds around his buttocks and an injured wrist, park officials said.The severity of his injuries is unclear.Yellowstone National Park, which is located mostly in Wyoming but spreads into parts of Montana and Idaho, is home to grizzly and black bears.It was not immediately known what type of bear attacked the boy. Wildlife and law enforcement officials are investigating the incident and looking for signs that would identify the species involved, park officials said.In the meantime, the Divide Trail and Spring Creek Trail are temporarily closed.This is the first bear attack to be reported in Yellowstone National Park since 2015. On average, one bear attack per year occurs in the park.Three people were killed by bears inside Yellowstone National Park in separate incidents in 2011 and 2015. However, more people have died by drowning or suffering thermal burns from hot springs than bear attacks, according to the National Park Service.Park officials warn that all of Yellowstone National Park is “bear habitat” and visitors must be prepared for bear encounters no matter where they go.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Allergy alert

first_imgThe Food Standards Agency (FSA) revealed on Wednesday, 16 January, its new voluntary guidelines to warn consumers about possible allergens in food from food retail outlets, such as bakeries, cafés and restaurants, as well as food that is not prepacked. Two weeks later, on Wednesday, 30 January, the EU Commission went even further and announced an intention to introduce new legislation to make this mandatory.The FSA’s guidelines, backed by an advice booklet which warns that “eating even a small bit of food” can cause illness or death, suggest that products made with ingredients that may cause an allergic reaction should be listed on a card, label or menu.However, the guidance also points out that this is not compulsory and that an alternative is to ensure all staff are equipped to answer accurately questions from consumers about whether the food contains allergenic ingredients. The guidance stresses the importance of ensuring employees do not guess the answer to such questions.Allergy information on prepacked food is compulsory, but EU law allows member states an option to require, or not to require, written information about allergens in connection with food not packed at the time of sale – even if it is packed after the customer asks for it. The same exception applies to food from, and eaten in, bake-ries. The UK took up the option not to require written labelling in those cases.The new guidance was produced after extensive consultation with industry and expressly says it shouldn’t be used as a guide to enforcement by the authorities. This means that non-observance of the guidance is not to be regarded as an indication that an offence has been committed – which is right, because it is a best-practice guide.The guidance assumes that it is up to the allergic consumer to ask for information about ingredients and that there is no legal obligation on the business selling the food to volunteer that such ingredients have been used.However, the guidance stresses that if the consumer is given information about allergenic ingredients, it must be accurate, and points out that if information is given which is inaccurate, it is likely that the business is committing a criminal offence and may be liable to damages. Overall, the FSA has published some great practical guidance about how food businesses should control their exposure to this risk.However, the guidance may be fairly short-lived, since the European Commission has just announced it intends to use the proposed updating of EU food law to extend compulsory allergen information from prepacked foods to these other categories. The text of the Commission’s proposal is not yet available, and there is a hint that alternatives to labelling or display signage may be introduced. This is obviously an important topic for bakers and those selling food that is not prepacked – such as many sandwich bars. Such food businesses should keep a close eye on the proposals and lobby to ensure the eventual regulations are practical. * Owen Warnock is partner and food expert at international law firm Evershedlast_img read more

Notley pledges support for Alberta beer brewers as potential 100M lawsuit looms

first_imgCALGARY – Premier Rachel Notley, reacting to a proposed $100-million class-action lawsuit over Alberta’s beer subsidies, says her government will continue to find ways to support its homegrown industry.Notley declined to speak to the lawsuit directly, given it is before the courts.But she says Alberta is finished supporting liquor industries in other provinces at the expense of its own brewers.She says beer and liquor merchants enjoy wide latitude to sell in Alberta while Alberta producers face barriers in other markets.A proposed class-action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of brewers and others in the industry who allege Alberta’s beer ruleshave brought unfair price markups that hurt their competitiveness.Alberta is now revamping its beer subsidy plan after a trade panel recently ruled it violated interprovincial trade rules.last_img

Army looks for a few good robots sparks industry battle

first_imgCHELMSFORD, Mass. — The Army is looking for a few good robots. Not to fight — not yet, at least — but to help the men and women who do.These robots aren’t taking up arms, but the companies making them have waged a different kind of battle. At stake is a contract worth almost half a billion dollars for 3,000 backpack-sized robots that can defuse bombs and scout enemy positions. Competition for the work has spilled over into Congress and federal court.The project and others like it could someday help troops “look around the corner, over the next hillside and let the robot be in harm’s way and let the robot get shot,” said Paul Scharre, a military technology expert at the Center for a New American Security.The big fight over small robots opens a window into the intersection of technology and national defence and shows how fear that China could surpass the U.S. drives even small tech startups to play geopolitics to outmanoeuvr rivals. It also raises questions about whether defence technology should be sourced solely to American companies to avoid the risk of tampering by foreign adversaries.Regardless of which companies prevail, the competition foreshadows a future in which robots, which are already familiar military tools, become even more common. The Army’s immediate plans alone envision a new fleet of 5,000 ground robots of varying sizes and levels of autonomy. The Marines, Navy and Air Force are making similar investments.“My personal estimate is that robots will play a significant role in combat inside of a decade or a decade and a half,” the chief of the Army, Gen. Mark Milley, said in May at a Senate hearing where he appealed for more money to modernize the force.Milley warned that adversaries like China and Russia “are investing heavily and very quickly” in the use of aerial, sea and ground robots. And now, he added, “we are doing the same.”Such a shift will be a “huge game-changer for combat,” said Scharre, who credits Milley’s leadership for the push.The promise of such big Pentagon investments in robotics has been a boon for U.S. defence contractors and technology startups. But the situation is murkier for firms with foreign ties.Concerns that popular commercial drones made by Chinese company DJI could be vulnerable to spying led the Army to ban their use by soldiers in 2017. And in August, the Pentagon published a report that said China is conducting espionage to acquire foreign military technologies — sometimes by using students or researchers as “procurement agents and intermediaries.” At a December defence expo in Egypt, some U.S. firms spotted what they viewed as Chinese knock-offs of their robots.The China fears came to a head in a bitter competition between Israeli firm Roboteam and Massachusetts-based Endeavor Robotics over a series of major contracts to build the Army’s next generation of ground robots. Those machines will be designed to be smarter and easier to deploy than the remote-controlled rovers that have helped troops disable bombs for more than 15 years.The biggest contract — worth $429 million — calls for mass producing 25-pound robots that are light, easily manoeuvrable and can be “carried by infantry for long distances without taxing the soldier,” said Bryan McVeigh, project manager for force projection at the Army’s research and contracting centre in Warren, Michigan.Other bulkier prototypes are tank-sized unmanned supply vehicles that have been tested in recent weeks in the rough and wintry terrain outside Fort Drum, New York.A third $100 million contract — won by Endeavor in late 2017 — is for a midsized reconnaissance and bomb-disabling robot nicknamed the Centaur.The competition escalated into a legal fight when Roboteam accused Endeavor, a spinoff of iRobot, which makes Roomba vacuum cleaners, of dooming its prospects for those contracts by hiring a lobbying firm that spread false information to politicians about the Israeli firm’s Chinese investors.A federal judge dismissed Roboteam’s lawsuit in April.“They alleged that we had somehow defamed them,” said Endeavor CEO Sean Bielat, a former Marine who twice ran for Congress as a Republican. “What we had done was taken publicly available documents and presented them to members of Congress because we think there’s a reason to be concerned about Chinese influence on defence technologies.”The lobbying firm, Boston-based Sachem Strategies, circulated a memo to members of the House Armed Services Committee. Taking up Endeavor’s cause was Rep. Seth Moulton, a Massachusetts Democrat — and, like Bielat, a Marine veteran — who wrote a letter to a top military official in December 2016 urging the Army to “examine the evidence of Chinese influence” before awarding the robot contracts.Six other lawmakers later raised similar concerns.Roboteam CEO Elad Levy declined to comment on the dispute but said the firm is still “working very closely with U.S. forces,” including the Air Force, and other countries. But it’s no longer in the running for the lucrative Army opportunities.Endeavour is. Looking something like a miniature forklift on tank treads, its prototype called the Scorpion has been zipping around a test track behind an office park in a Boston suburb.The only other finalist is just 20 miles away at the former Massachusetts headquarters of Foster-Miller, now a part of British defence contractor Qinetiq. The company did not respond to repeated requests for comment. The contract is expected to be awarded in early 2019.Both Endeavor and Qinetiq have strong track records with the U.S. military, having supplied it with its earlier generation of ground robots such as Endeavor’s Packbot and Qinetiq’s Talon and Dragon Runner.After hiding the Scorpion behind a shroud at a recent Army conference, Bielat and engineers at Endeavor showed it for the first time publicly to The Associated Press in November. Using a touchscreen controller that taps into the machine’s multiple cameras, an engineer navigated it through tunnels, over a playground-like structure and through an icy pool of water, and used its grabber to pick up objects.It’s a smaller version of its predecessor, the Packbot, which was first used by U.S. troops in Afghanistan in 2002 and later became one of soldiers’ essential tools for safely disabling improvised explosives in Iraq. Bielat said the newer Scorpion and Centaur robots are designed to be easier for the average soldier to use quickly without advanced technical training.“Their primary job is to be a rifle squad member,” Bielat said. “They don’t have time to mess with the robot. They’re going to demand greater levels of autonomy.”It will be a while, however, before any of these robots become fully autonomous. The Defence Department is cautious about developing battlefield machines that make their own decisions. That sets the U.S. apart from efforts by China and Russia to design artificially intelligent warfighting arsenals.A November report from the Congressional Research Service said that despite the Pentagon’s “insistence” that a human must always be in the loop, the military could soon feel compelled to develop fully autonomous systems if rivals do the same. Or, as with drones, humans will still pull the trigger, but a far-away robot will lob the bombs.Said P.W. Singer, a strategist for the New America Foundation think-tank : “China has showed off armed ones. Russia has showed them off. It’s coming.”Matt O’Brien, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Artificial intelligence pioneers win techs Nobel Prize

first_imgSan Francisco: Computers have become so smart during the past 20 years that people don’t think twice about chatting with digital assistants like Alexa and Siri or seeing their friends automatically tagged in Facebook pictures. But making those quantum leaps from science fiction to reality required hard work from computer scientists like Yoshua Bengio, Geoffrey Hinton and Yann LeCun. The trio tapped into their own brainpower to make it possible for machines to learn like humans, a breakthrough now commonly known as “artificial intelligence,” or AI. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalTheir insights and persistence were rewarded Wednesday with the Turing Award, an honor that has become known as technology industry’s version of the Nobel Prize. It comes with a 1 million prize funded by Google, a company where AI has become part of its DNA. The award marks the latest recognition of the instrumental role that artificial intelligence will likely play in redefining the relationship between humanity and technology in the decades ahead. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost”Artificial intelligence is now one of the fastest-growing areas in all of science and one of the most talked-about topics in society,” said Cherri Pancake, president of the Association for Computing Machinery, the group behind the Turing Award. Although they have known each other for than 30 years, Bengio, Hinton and LeCun have mostly worked separately on technology known as neural networks. These are the electronic engines that power tasks such as facial and speech recognition, areas where computers have made enormous strides over the past decade. Such neural networks also are a critical component of robotic systems that are automating a wide range of other human activity, including driving. Their belief in the power of neural networks was once mocked by their peers, Hinton said. No more. He now works at Google as a vice president and senior fellow while LeCun is chief AI scientist at Facebook. Bengio remains immersed in academia as a University of Montreal professor in addition to serving as scientific director at the Artificial Intelligence Institute in Quebec. “For a long time, people thought what the three of us were doing was nonsense,” Hinton said in an interview with The Associated Press. “They thought we were very misguided and what we were doing was a very surprising thing for apparently intelligent people to waste their time on. My message to young researchers is, don’t be put off if everyone tells you what are doing is silly.” Now, some people are worried that the results of the researchers’ efforts might spiral out of control. While the AI revolution is raising hopes that computers will make most people’s lives more convenient and enjoyable, it’s also stoking fears that humanity eventually will be living at the mercy of machines. Bengio, Hinton and LeCun share some of those concerns especially the doomsday scenarios that envision AI technology developed into weapons systems that wipe out humanity. But they are far more optimistic about the other prospects of AI empowering computers to deliver more accurate warnings about floods and earthquakes, for instance, or detecting health risks, such as cancer and heart attacks, far earlier than human doctors. “One thing is very clear, the techniques that we developed can be used for an enormous amount of good affecting hundreds of millions of people,” Hinton said.last_img read more

Oil import dependence jumps to 84 Govt data

first_imgNew Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi may have set a target to cut India’s oil import dependence by 10 per cent but the country’s reliance on foreign oil for meeting its energy needs has jumped to a multi-year high of nearly 84 per cent, latest government data showed. Speaking at the ‘Urja Sangam’ conference in March 2015, the Prime Minister had said that India needs to bring down its oil import dependence from 77 per cent in 2013-14 to 67 per cent by 2022 when India will celebrate its 75th year of independence. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraFurther, the dependence can be cut to half by 2030, he had said. But with consumption growing at a brisk pace and domestic output remaining stagnant, India’s oil import dependence has risen from 82.9 per cent in 2017-18 to 83.7 per cent in 2018-19, according to the oil ministry’s Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC). Import dependence in 2015-16 was 80.6 per cent, which rose to 81.7 per cent in the following year, PPAC said. The country’s oil consumption grew from 184.7 million tonnes in 2015-16 to 194.6 million tonnes in the following year and 206.2 million tonnes in the year thereafter. In 2018-19, demand grew by 2.6 per cent to 211.6 million tonnes. In contrast, domestic output continues to fall. India’s crude oil output fell from 36.9 million tonnes in 2015-16 to 36 million tonnes in 2016-17. The trend of negative growth continues in the following years as well as output fell to 35.7 million tonnes in 2017-18 and to 34.2 million tonnes in the fiscal year that ended on March 31, 2019, PPAC data showed. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 daysThe government is focusing on measures like increasing domestic production, promoting the use of biofuel and energy conservation to reduce dependence on imported crude oil. It changed exploration rules multiple times during the last five years to get the elusive private and foreign investment. The previous New Exploration Licensing Policy (NELP) was changed to Hydrocarbon Exploration and Licensing Policy (HELP) promising pricing and marketing freedom. HELP brought in open acreage licensing policy that gave companies freedom to choose areas they want to explore. Discovered oil and gas fields, taken away from state-owned firms, were also auctioned but neither this nor the open acreage policy managed to get big names to invest in exploration and production of oil and gas. According to PPAC, India spent $111.9 billion on oil imports in 2018-19, up from $87.8 billion in the previous fiscal year. The import bill was $64 billion in 2015-16. For the current fiscal, it projected crude oil imports to rise to 233 million tonnes and foreign exchange spending on it to marginally increase to $112.7 billion. State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp’s (ONGC) output fell to 19.6 million tonnes in 2018-19 from 20.8 million tonnes in the previous year. ONGC’s oil production was 20.9 million tonnes in 2016-17 and 21.1 million tonnes in 2015-16.last_img read more

August 29 2007 In 1994 prominent artist John W

first_imgAugust 29, 2007 In 1994 prominent artist John Waddell created a bronze bust of Paolo Soleri. Just recently, John Waddell visited long-time friend Paolo Soleri at Arcosanti to present his gift of eight sketches, drawn in preparation for the bronze sculpture. [Photo & text: sa] John Waddell (b.1921) was raised in the Midwest and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and had his first solo show in Peoria, Illinois at age 21. He was in the military and the G.I. Bill financed the remainder of his formal education, which was two M.F.A.’s in Fine Arts and Art Education. He and his wife, Ruth, a close partner in his professional as well as his personal life, moved to Arizona in 1957. Here he headed the art education department at Arizona State University (then Arizona State College) for several years. During this time Waddell made sculpture his primary art form. The 1963 church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama, in which four young girls died, became a pivotal event in his development as an artist. The monument he created in response to that tragedy, “That Which Might Have Been”, Birmingham, 1963, resides in the garden he designed for it at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Lincoln Drive in Phoenix. His sculptures are exhibited in many places in Phoenix, including Civic Plaza and the Phoenix Art Museum. The Waddells have lived in the Verde Valley since 1970 and make frequent visits to Grand Canyon, where they sketch and paint. [Photo & text: sa] The Soleri bust is 48.2 cm [19 inches] and is featured on page 96 of the book “John Henry Waddell, the art and the artist” by Michel F. Sarda, published by Bridgewood Press, Phoenix, AZ in 1996. See our previous report about John Waddell on 10/27/06. [Photo: from ‘John Henry Waddell, the art and the artist’ by Michel F. Sarda & text: sa]last_img read more

Committee approves Rep VanSingels bill clarifying rules for vehicles towing trailers at

first_img Legislation increases productivityThe Michigan House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee today approved legislation authored by state Rep. Scott VanSingel to exempt vehicles towing trailers from having to stop at a weigh station.An example of this type of vehicle would be an employee of a lawn care company driving a pickup truck or van towing a trailer with equipment.Currently, pickup trucks and vans operated as commercial vehicles are required to stop at a weigh station.“The goal for vehicles to stop at a weigh station is to check for weight violations,” said VanSingel, of Grant. “Commercially used pickup trucks and vans towing trailers are rarely, if ever, even close to their maximum weight.”VanSingel’s bill also clarifies that the driver of a semi-truck who fails to stop at a weigh station will be issued a ticket instead of being charged with a misdemeanor.House Bill 5090 moves to the full House for consideration.### 06Mar Committee approves Rep. VanSingel’s bill clarifying rules for vehicles towing trailers at weigh stations Categories: VanSingel Newslast_img read more

Rep Albert issues statement after governor blocks sale of vacant Ionia prison

first_img16Feb Rep. Albert issues statement after governor blocks sale of vacant Ionia prison Categories: Albert News State Rep. Thomas Albert today issued the following statement following Gov. Whitmer’s decision to block Ionia city officials from proceeding with plans to sell a former prison facility:“I would really like to know what the governor’s plan is to bring 250 well-paying jobs to Ionia and how she plans to clean up the long-vacant former prison property. The sale of this blighted property has been in the works for well over a year and the governor’s heavy-handed rejection came days before the sale was to be finalized.“It’s obvious the governor’s rejection was about appeasing her political base and taking a swipe at President Trump. Like it or not, people that come into this country illegally are going to be detained. Ionia has been a correctional community since the mid-1800’s. They deserve to have been involved in this decision.”###last_img read more