Sierra Ballena I / AFRa
ArchDaily Architects: AFRa Year Completion year of this architecture project Housing “COPY” Year: Sierra Ballena I / AFRaSave this projectSaveSierra Ballena I / AFRa Photographs: Federico KulekdjianCollaborators:Diego Gomez, Francisco Facio, Lucia ChuburuStructures:Magnone Pollio ingenieros civilesConstruction:Constructora FeltomProject Architects:Pablo Héctor Ferreiro, Saturnino Armendares, Joaquín Ignacio Leunda, Andrés Gomez Muñoz, Roberto Félix DufrechouCity:Punta BallenaCountry:UruguayMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Federico KulekdjianRecommended ProductsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreLouvers / ShuttersLunawoodThermowood BattensMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsText description provided by the architects. The projects we are developing in this area, the last spur of the Brazilian massif before plunging into the sea, represent one of these challenges, regarding surplus capital and its impact on the territory.Our region is going through one of those times of cyclical boom, and that’s where architecture should assume in the best possible way, these operations generating income that urbanize the territory. The site is a place of extreme beauty, in the oceanic dimension of Maldonado Bay, and its condition as a cliff is deeply within the collective memory.Save this picture!© Federico KulekdjianBuilding there meant a challenge in terms of choosing the design strategies that somehow would assume altering this condition, producing an operation to honor such pre-existence.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe project had two ideas shown in this presentation;Firstly, the code regulating construction in the cliff, is the same that regulates construction on the sea front, which we understood was wrong: strategies to avoid creating a continuous seafront between the urban fabric and the sea was not recommended here, given that the urban fabric, unlike in the previous case, is between the public street and the sea, and using the same strategies could lead to blocking the wonderful view, a public heritage.Save this picture!© Federico KulekdjianGoing behind the legitimacy of the site made us question the lawfulness of the code, risking investors when asking for a change in the rules not to maximize indicators but to go after the best conditions for construction in the site which we understood as less harmful.Once we obtained this new condition, the decisions of the building project should reveal the size and condition of the site, in this idea of nature, geography, or place, in its deepest sense, as the first architecture.Save this picture!© Federico KulekdjianThe system of dwellings was intended as the creation of spaces in the logic of the cliff, between rock soil and a tectonic ceiling that retrieves the pre-existing vegetal condition.Save this picture!Cross SectionAny decision of scale in the project should prioritize the elements suggested by the landscape at the possibility of highlighting references to the human scale: the proportions of the elements come from that dimension, and a door or window are material rhythm alterations of that scale beyond letting people or light through.The materiality of the building seeks to reuse the material removed in the project, resignifying the support cliff rock, and recreating in ceilings and limits the vegetation that naturally takes the property, used to living with little water and high winds. Winds which in their regularity, are taken by the project in its courtyards, which can generate cross ventilation and shelter.Save this picture!© Federico KulekdjianContrary to the rules of the real estate market, it seems valuable to have achieved a building that is not easily recognizable. Even assuming all the needs of this type of venture, in its cliff environment it is integrated as a reinterpretation of the pre-existing.Save this picture!Unit – Cross SectionThe architecture project seeks to reclaim the classical projective condition that in this place will set references as Bonet and Amato, additionally assuming the new dimension that the time proposes, integrating reason and nature, seeking, as always, for architecture to assume the challenges of its time and place.Project gallerySee allShow lessNational Open Acceses Scholarly Communication and Information Center / Paleko Arch S…Selected ProjectsRenzo Piano’s Columbia University Science Center to Open Next YearIn ProgressProject locationAddress:Punta Ballena, grutas y ruta panorámica, Camino a la Ballena, UruguayLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/611832/sierra-ballena-i-afra Clipboard Photographs Uruguay ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/611832/sierra-ballena-i-afra Clipboard Save this picture!© Federico Kulekdjian+ 26 Share CopyHousing•Punta Ballena, Uruguay CopyAbout this officeAFRaOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingPunta BallenaUruguayPublished on March 24, 2015Cite: “Sierra Ballena I / AFRa” [Sierra Ballena I / AFRa] 24 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
QPR v Ipswich Town: match preview, team news, facts and figures
Matt Phillips was expected to leave Rangers last monthKick-off: 3pm, Saturday 6 February 2016Referee: Charles Breakspear (Walton-on-Thames, Surrey)Match in a nutshell: Rangers aim for only their second home win since October against play-off chasing Ipswich.Five key battles: Including Nedum Onuoha against Daryl MurphyBetVictor.com preview: El Khayati can help QPR see off IpswichInjuries and suspensionsQPRRuled out: None.IPSWICH TOWNRuled out: Dean Gerken (shoulder), David McGoldrick (hamstring), Teddy Bishop (hamstring). Jonathan Douglas (suspended) Possible line-upsQPR: Smithies; Perch, Onuoha, Hall, Konchesky; Luongo, Faurlin; Phillips, Chery, Hoilett; Polter. Subs from: Ingram, Lumley, Hill, Angella, Robinson, Kpekawa, Yun, Tozser, Doughty, Henry, Petrasso, El Khayati, Washington, Grego-Cox, Mackie.Ipswich: Bialkowski; Chambers, Smith, Berra, Knudsen; Skuse, Hyam; Maitland-Niles, Sears, Fraser; Murphy. Subs from: Henly, Foley, Malarczyk, Digby, Coke, Bru, Varney, Pitman, Toure. Vital statisticsForm guide – last five league matchesQPR total: D D W D L (6 points)Home: D L D D D (4 points)Ipswich total: W L D W D (8 points)Away: L D W W W (10 points)Top scorers – all competitionsQPR: Austin 10; Emmanuel-Thomas 5, Phillips 5, Polter 5; Chery 4, Hoilett 4; Onuoha 3; Fer 1, Hill 1.Ipswich: Pitman 9; Murphy 8; Fraser 6, Sears 6; Chambers 3, Douglas 3, McGoldrick 3; Maitland-Niles 2, Smith 2; Alabi 1, Bru 1, Oar 1, Tabb 1, Yorweth 1.Last five meetings26 December 2015: Ipswich 2 QPR 111 January 2014: Ipswich 1 QPR 317 August 2013: QPR 1 Ipswich 022 February 2011: QPR 2 Ipswich 014 September 2010: Ipswich 0 QPR 3QPR 4 wins, Ipswich 1 win, 0 drawsSee also:QPR v Ipswich: five key battlesFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Monk praises Fulham but predicts Middlesbrough will be hard to stop
Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Embed from Getty ImagesMiddlesbrough boss Garry Monk said his side are still to find their top level of performance – but predicted few teams would be able to live with them when they do.Boro were installed as one of the pre-season favourites for promotion following a squad overhaul that left them with a strikeforce of Britt Assombalonga, Patrick Bamford, Martin Braithwaite, Rudy Gestede and Ashley Fletcher.But it took a defender, Cyrus Christie, to snatch a late equaliser at Fulham in a 1-1 draw that leaves Monk’s team fifth in the Championship – five points behind his former side Leeds.“I don’t think we’ve hit our full stride yet,” Monk said.“But I think that’s coming. When it fully clicks, and we hit that top gear, there won’t be many sides that can stop us. That’s the attitude we have to have.“It’s still early days and we’re trying to find that consistency.”Monk praised Fulham and said he believed a draw between the two teams was a fair result, after a game that was full of chances but was goalless until the 86th minute.He said: “Last season they were, for me, one of the best sides in the league and I don’t think anything different this season.“I’m disappointed with their goal, when it came and how it came. We’d defended those situations pretty well all afternoon.“But the character in the team is undeniable. If anything, after the equaliser, we were in the ascendency and tried to push for the winner.“I think a point was the fair result for both teams.”See also:Fulham’s Ayite suffers another hamstring injuryFulham denied victory by late Middlesbrough goal
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Ottawa had fix for floodravaged Manitoba community but did nothing documents
APTN National NewsWhile a Manitoba First Nation continues to battle flood waters, they’re also fighting with the federal and provincial governments.The Peguis First Nation has been waiting for a permanent flood protection plan.Now a document obtained by APTN National News says the federal government had a feasible solution to fix the problem years ago.APTN National News reporter Meagan Fiddler has this story.
IBM computer proves formidable against 2 human debaters
SAN FRANCISCO – An argumentative computer proved formidable against two human debaters as IBM gave its first public demonstration of new artificial intelligence technology it’s been working on for more than five years.The new skills show that computers are getting better at mastering human language and speech.The computer made its case for government-subsidized space research by pulling in evidence from its huge internal repository of newspapers, journals and other sources. After delivering opening arguments, the computer listened to a professional human debater’s counter-argument and spent four minutes rebutting it.The company unveiled its Project Debater in San Francisco on Monday. IBM selected possible topics based on whether they were debatable, but neither the computer nor the human debaters knew the topic in advance. Nonetheless, the computer championed the topic fiercely with just a few awkward gaps in reasoning.“Subsidizing space exploration is like investing in really good tires,” argued the computer system, its female voice embodied in a 5-foot-tall machine shaped like a monolith with TV screens on its sides. Such research would enrich the human mind, inspire young people and be a “very sound investment,” it said, making it more important even than good roads, schools or health care.After closing arguments it moved on to a second debate about telemedicine.An IBM research team based in Israel began working on the project not long after IBM’s Watson computer beat two human quizmasters on a “Jeopardy” challenge in 2011.But rather than just scanning a giant trove of data in search of factoids, IBM’s latest project taps into several more complex branches of AI. Search engine algorithms used by Google and Microsoft’s Bing use similar technology to digest and summarize written content and compose new paragraphs. Voice assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa rely on listening comprehension to answer questions posed by people. Google recently demonstrated an eerily human-like voice assistant that can call hair salons or restaurants to make appointments.But IBM says it’s breaking new ground by creating a system that tackles deeper human practices of rhetoric and analysis, and how they’re used to discuss big questions whose answers aren’t always clear.“If you think of the rules of debate, they’re far more open-ended than the rules of a board game,” said Ranit Aharonov, who manages the debater project.IBM doesn’t try to declare a winner of the debates, but Noa Ovadia, one of the human debaters, said the computer was a formidable opponent even if it made a few too many blanket statements about space exploration being the pinnacle of human achievement.Ovadia, a national debate champion in Israel, said she was impressed by its fluency in language and ability to construct sentences. She said the computer was able to “get to the bottom line of my arguments” and respond to them.Among several outside experts IBM invited to attend Project Debater’s debut was Chris Reed, who directs the Centre for Argument Technology at the University of Dundee in Scotland. Reed said he was impressed by its grasp of “procatalepsis” — a rhetorical technique that involves anticipating an opponent’s argument and preemptively rebutting it.As expected, the machine tends to be better than humans at bringing in numbers and other detailed supporting evidence. It’s also able to latch onto the most salient and attention-getting elements of an argument, and can even deliver some self-referential jokes about being a computer.But it lacks tact, researchers said. Sometimes the jokes don’t come out right. And on Monday, some of the sources it cited — such as a German official and an Arab sheikh — didn’t seem particularly germane.“Humans tend to be better at using more expressive language, more original language,” said Dario Gil, IBM’s vice-president of AI research. “They bring in their own personal experience as a way to illustrate the point. The machine doesn’t live in the real world or have a life that it’s able to tap into.”There are no immediate plans to turn Project Debater into a commercial product, but Gil said it could be useful in the future in helping lawyers or other human workers make informed decisions.
Marrakech: fight at a VIP club between Moroccans and Saudis
Casablanca- There are times when too much excitement turns celebrations into chaotic battlefields. This is what happened in one of Marrakech’s glamorous nightclubs, where fistfights erupted between a group of Moroccans and some Saudi tourists during what was supposed to be a typical, cheerful celebration of New Year. According to Le360, a scuffle broke out between a group of Moroccans and some Saudi tourists on New Year’s Eve, at one of the red city’s VIP clubs. It all started like any typical celebration of New Year at a nightclub—drinks served, spectacular lights, music on, people chatting and dancing—until one of the Saudi tourists neared (a bit too much) a girl accompanying the group of Moroccans. A heated argument between one of the displeased Moroccans and the Saudi tourist abruptly turned into a fight, a bit too fierce for the club’s security to handle. To put an end to the chaos caused by the fight, the security managed to force some of the troublemakers out of the club.Having drunk excessively, one of the Saudi tourists who stayed inside made it rain bottles on the club’s clients, leaving behind a bath of broken glass and blood—more of a battlefield after a chaotic battle. Surely the worst way of ending a year!
Morocco, US discuss ways to boost cooperation in field of energy
Rabat – Minister of Energy, Mines, Water and the Environment, Abdelkader Amara, held talks Monday in Rabat, with Ambassador of the United States of America in Morocco, Dwight L. Bush Sr., on ways to promote cooperation in the field of energy, including renewable energy.This meeting was an opportunity to discuss several topics including energy and ways to further promote the Moroccan-American cooperation in the energy field as well as the Free Trade agreement, Amara told the press.The two officials also discussed means to expand the prospects of this cooperation toward sub-Saharan countries, given the particular interest shown by HM King Mohammed VI and President Barack Obama toward the continent, he added, noting that Africa suffers from a shortage of equipment in terms of electrification and energy in general. In a similar statement, the American diplomat said he was “very happy” to be in Morocco, a “longtime friend,” deeming as “constructive” the talks with the Moroccan Minister.This meeting also discussed “the opportunities to work together,” Bush said, noting that they also focused on the commitment of His Majesty the King to expanding access to energy.
Education Officials set to tour fire ravaged HJ Robinson High
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 01 Feb 2016 – School will not resume for the HJ Robinson High until Wednesday and today Education officials are due to go in for a damage assessment following an early morning fire at the institution which devoured the top floor of the Admin block. Education Minister and Deputy Premier, Hon Akierra Missick refrained from commenting on the alleged arson but during that Friday Post Cabinet Press Conference she did ‘condemn’ the action which led to the fire. Media was told $7 million has been spent on educational development in Grand Turk alone and that there are no worries for the Eliza Simons Primary, also in GT, it will get its new classroom block. Kudos went out to the men and women and the fire crew who all worked together to save items from the high school and extinguish the blaze. The police have jurisdiction over the scene, though they told Magnetic Media Friday that they had not yet classified the fire and said no one is being held for the tragic happening. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Breaking: Fire at Providenciales’ Dump Recommended for you Related Items:akierra missick, Fire, hj robinson Long Island fire extinguished Ministry of Education introduces pilot program