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Scarwafa Co-Housing / Krft

first_img Lead Architects: ArchDaily House Interiors Photographs:  Christian van der Kooy Contractor: The Netherlands 2016 CopyHouse Interiors, Residential, Coliving•Ámsterdam, The Netherlands Photographs Area:  647 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Year:  “COPY” Bouwbedrijf Van Schaik Scarwafa Co-Housing / KrftSave this projectSaveScarwafa Co-Housing / KrftSave this picture!© Christian van der Kooy+ 25Curated by Paula Pintos Share Projects Arup, Landman Bouwconstructie Structural Engineer: Architects: Krft Area Area of this architecture project Thomas Dieben, Oscar Vos Scarwafa Co-Housing / Krft Collaborators:Oscar de Blanken, Nick Krouwel, Anna NoyonsClients:Anna & Rens, Anna & Casper, Arne & SandrijnCity:ÁmsterdamCountry:The NetherlandsMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Christian van der KooyRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsText description provided by the architects. Scarwafa (an acronym for the 6 owners) is a small-scale cohousing project of 3 befriended young families, who acquired three neighboring plots in the Buiksloterham area in Amsterdam, at the height of the last financial crisis. From the start, collectivity and simplicity were the guiding motives. The thin budgets demanded conservativeness in form and materialization. By developing a coherent, collective architectural language, there was an effectiveness in basic detailing and cost savings in implementation. With these basic details in hand, 3 individualized homes with different spatiality have been designed to fit the individual needs.Save this picture!© Christian van der KooySave this picture!Save this picture!© Christian van der KooyIn the construction method, the choice was made to undress traditional building and to omit the usual added layers to the “bare necessities”: construction turned into aesthetics. Floors are unfinished on both top and bottom. For this purpose, a combined wood-concrete floor was designed together with constructor Arup Amsterdam, in which a traditional wooden beam layer acted as a lost formwork for a concrete floor poured into the work, structurally coupled with diagonal nails. This was made by carpenters themselves, without subcontractors.Save this picture!© Christian van der KooySave this picture!Save this picture!© Christian van der KooyThe collectivity was not only found in a common building system, but also in the facade. The houses have the same facade details, but an individual materialization. The three facades are connected again by the “super veranda”. A steel frame – an abstraction of a traditional canal house façade – serves as a rack for individual interpretation: balconies, sun blinds, façade greenery, pv cells, laundry. With this element, a coherent project is set up, with 3 unique houses within.Save this picture!© Christian van der KooyProject gallerySee allShow lessAn Overview of Digital Fabrication in ArchitectureArticlesPublic Spaces with Scaffolding: an Alternative in Emergency SituationsArticlesProject locationAddress:Ámsterdam, The NetherlandsLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeKrftOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsBuildingsResidentialColivingAmsterdamIcebergÁmsterdamThe NetherlandsPublished on May 29, 2020Cite: “Scarwafa Co-Housing / Krft” 29 May 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Scarwafa合建住宅,相互串联的‘超级阳台’/Krft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

Court urged to acquit journalists in trial of Basque daily Egunkaria

first_img Reporters Without Borders calls on the court that is trying five journalists who ran the Basque-language daily Euskaldunon Egunkaria to acquit of them all charges of links to the Basque armed separatist group ETA.The trial is finally being held seven years after Spanish civil guards raided the newspaper on 20 February 2003 and arrested a total of 13 journalists and members of its board on suspicion of “the crime of belonging to or collaborating with the terrorist organisation ETA.” The raid was the result of a decision by national court judge Juan del Olmo to close the newspaper’s premises, freeze its assets and suspend its activities on the alleged grounds that it pursued the same goals as ETA and helped it by creating front companies. Del Olmo has renewed the measures every six months since July 2003.In the seven years since the case was opened, the police and judicial authorities have been unable to prove the alleged links between ETA and senior members of Egunkaria’s staff. The lack of evidence is such that this week the prosecutors themselves asked the court to acquit the defendants.“We urge the judge to take the decision to acquit and to allow Egunkaria to reopen immediately,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We also urge the Spanish authorities not to appeal against an acquittal. Such a step would contribute absolutely nothing further to this case.“The efforts by the Spanish authorities to combat terrorism are entirely legitimate. Journalists themselves continue to be the victims of the terror campaign that ETA wages against the media. Some have to have bodyguards. Others have had to flee the Basque Country. But terrorism charges and the sanctions that accompany them cannot be brought lightly and they must not result in readers being deprived of the right to news and information.“It is unacceptable that a daily newspaper has been closed and censored for seven years without a court reaching a verdict on the case. The length of the judicial proceedings and the repeated adjournments year after year are unworthy of a European Union member country. As we have said in the past, Egunkaria could have been allowed to reopen pending the outcome of the proceedings.” News RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive Organisation February 3, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court urged to acquit journalists in trial of Basque daily Egunkaria News Help by sharing this information RSF_en Receive email alerts Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU to go furthercenter_img News SpainEurope – Central Asia December 2, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Spain News Two Spanish journalists killed in eastern Burkina Faso April 27, 2021 Find out more SpainEurope – Central Asia June 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Addressing Vacant Homes in LA

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Home / Daily Dose / Addressing Vacant Homes in LA Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago January 28, 2020 1,125 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Blight California Los Angeles Vacancy 2020-01-28 Seth Welborn The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Blight California Los Angeles Vacancy The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articlescenter_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Loss Mitigation, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Addressing Vacant Homes in LA Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago With housing activists in Los Angeles targeting people and corporations that are keeping housing units vacant instead of renting them out, how would a vacancy tax address the issue? In a piece on WBUR, while a vacancy tax may help some who are suffering as a result of the housing affordability crisis, it doesn’t get at the core of race and class inequality within housing economics.“If you think about eviction, if you think about homelessness, if you think about the negative impacts of segregation, both by race and class in our housing markets, this is a problem that is often very concentrated in particular communities amongst households of color,” said Michael Lens, associate professor of urban planning and public policy at UCLA on WBUR. “And so a vacancy tax is not getting at those root problems.”As Lens notes, a vacancy tax may not address the issue as it relates to race and homelessness. A study by Strategic Action for a Just Economy reveals there are three empty housing units for every homeless person in Los Angeles. In Los Angeles County, there are four vacant units per home person. The group’s solution is to impose a vacancy tax on units that sit empty.“A vacancy tax can have some positive outcomes for people who are struggling the most if we use the money that the tax would raise in an appropriate way,” Lens adds. “But again, it’s not getting at the root causes of our housing problems, which are myriad, but certainly have a lot to do with race.”A vacancy tax was enacted in Vancouver, British Columbia, two years ago, with the city assessing a 1% levy on a home’s assessed value if it was occupied less than half of the year.Reports say the number of vacant units fell 15% and the tax generated $38 million for affordable housing projects.The tax was met with opposition from those who own the vacant units, with the California Apartment Association saying the vacancy rate in Los Angeles is low. The U.S. Census reports the city’s vacancy rate is 3.6%.”We have seen no evidence that owners are deliberately keeping units vacant, which makes no financial sense,” said Beverly Kenworthy of the California Apartment Association. “If a unit is vacant it could be for a number of reasons—new buildings typically take 8 to 12 months to fully lease or a unit could be undergoing rehab work. We believe a vacancy tax is a solution looking for a problem.” Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Previous: The Next Steps for NFIP Next: CoreLogic Acquires Location, Inc. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

First American Announces ServiceMac Acquisition

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 1 day ago Previous: The Week Ahead: The State of Property Preservation Next: Red States/Blue States: Housing Data Reveals Key Differences Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly,, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Santa Ana California-based First American Financial Corporation, global provider of title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions, and mortgage subservicing company ServiceMac, LLC, announced today the signing of an agreement for First American’s acquisition of ServiceMac. As a part of the transaction, First American has acquired a minority interest in ServiceMac’s parent company, the companies reported in a press release. That interest will convert into equity of ServiceMac at the closing of the acquisition, which is expected to occur by the end of 2021, subject to regulatory approvals and the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.Founded in 2017, ServiceMac offers “lenders, investors and other mortgage servicers personalized solutions that span the mortgage life cycle and enhance security, customer satisfaction, retention capabilities and profitability,” ServiceMac reports, adding that its “innovative, data-driven technology provides clients with quality results and immediate loan-level access to their accounts.”According to Dennis J. Gilmore, chief executive officer at First American Financial Corporation, “The acquisition of ServiceMac reflects our steadfast commitment to support the mortgage industry and further expand our product innovation efforts,”  “We’re excited to soon welcome to First American the people of ServiceMac, a rapidly growing company recognized for its technology and business leadership.”ServiceMac’s mortgage subservicing business complements First American’s existing capabilities and will enhance First American’s ability to provide lenders and servicers with end-to-end mortgage, settlement, post-closing services and servicing-related products and solutions, according to the announcement.  ServiceMac will have enhanced access to First American’s industry-leading property and homeownership data and mortgage solutions products, further advancing the company’s ability to add value to its existing services and develop new products and services.ServiceMac’s management team, including President and CEO Bob Caruso, will continue to lead the company’s operations.“Joining the First American family accelerates our ability to develop new products and services that benefit our lender customers and their clients, while strengthening our position as a counterparty in the mortgage finance ecosystem,” said Caruso. “Our employees will also benefit by being part of a company named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list five years in a row.” About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Related Articles First American Announces ServiceMac Acquisition Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / First American Announces ServiceMac Acquisition Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 1 day ago 2020-10-26 Christina Hughes Babb Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago October 26, 2020 1,714 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 1 day ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 1 day ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

Pilot killed in helicopter crash atop NYC building was a ‘true hero,’ family says

first_imgFDNY(NEW YORK) — The man at the controls of a helicopter that crashed onto the roof of a high-rise building in New York City on Monday afternoon died putting “other lives first,” his family said. The pilot, Tim McCormack, was the only person on board the privately-owned Agusta A109E chopper when he made a hard landing atop the AXA Equitable Building. The crash, which took place in a busy part of Midtown Manhattan, just blocks from Times Square, sparked a fire and caused fuel to leak from the aircraft, according to police and fire officials. No one else was harmed. “Our family lost a great man today when my brother lost his life doing his job,” the McCormack family said in a statement to ABC News on Monday night. “My brother Tim was a professional helicopter pilot who worked in private transit and was a flight instructor as well. He was a caring and compassionate man who put others first over himself. Tim died when in my opinion he put other lives first over his by using his skill as a pilot to emergency land his helicopter on a roof of a building so that it didn’t impact anyone else’s life except his own. My brother was a true hero.”Shauna Farrell was in a meeting on the 36th floor at the time. “We heard a loud whizzing sound of a motor and then we heard a crash and actually felt the crash as well,” she told ABC News in an interview Monday. “We ran down. I think we were the first floor to evacuate, actually, because we felt it so quickly.” The hard landing was believed to be an accident and there’s no indication of terrorism, a senior official with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration told ABC News.McCormack took off from the 34th Street heliport on the east side of Manhattan and was heading to Linden, New Jersey, according to police and fire officials. The hard landing occurred inside an area of Manhattan with flight restrictions that require pilots to get permission from air traffic control to enter. But McCormack was not in touch with air traffic control for this particular flight, FAA officials told ABC News. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters that investigators are looking into why the chopper was flying in the restricted airspace and if the pilot had permission to do so. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

An ice core indicator of Antarctic sea ice production?

first_imgThe sea ice surface, not open water, is the dominant source of sea salt to aerosol and ice cores in coastal Antarctica. Here, we show that it may also form the dominant source for central Antarctica. We can then explain higher concentrations in the winter and last glacial maximum (LGM) as being due to increased sea ice production. This suggests that ice core sea salt can indicate at least the timing of changes in Antarctic sea ice production. The pattern of sea salt in ice cores is consistent with marine evidence about sea ice changes in the Holocene and LGM. Sea salt shows no change at the initial CO2 increase out of the last glacial, making it unlikely this was primarily due to changing sea ice cover. The sea salt record should not be treated as an indicator of meridional transport.last_img read more

Clint Eastwood

first_imgby Timothy RileyUnion members were thrilled last Thursday at the chance to see one of Hollywood’s “living legends,” when Clint Eastwood appeared in front of a full house at the Oxford Union. Ticket-holders were also provided with a free viewing of Eastwood’s latest directing endeavour: ‘Mystic River.’ Marcus Walker, President of the Union, described the event as a “great success,” telling Cherwell he thought it was the biggest name the Union had attracted since Michael Jackson. He described Eastwood as one of the few speakers who was “genuinely nice”, adding how useful it was to have film critic Barry Norman, a ‘real expert’, directing the questions. The event caught the attention of the national media, with ticket-holders being interviewed by the BBC. Walker was delighted by the interest (despite an “awful” photograph of him in The Oxford Mail), not only as it is an excellent boost to this years’ membership drive, but also because it will potentially attract more big-name speakers to appear at the Union. The reaction in the chamber was overwhelmingly positive, with rapturous applause when Clint uttered the immortal line ‘Are you feeling lucky?’ along with hoots of laughter as he assured one student that he could ‘take care of the press gallery’ if presented with a .44 Magnum. ”I was so excited to see my childhood hero in the flesh” said one satisfied second year “although I hadn’t expected him to look so old!”ARCHIVE: 1st Week MT2003last_img read more

The cult of the toaster

first_imgWe appear to have stumbled across a whole subculture dedicating their time to toasters. At you’ll find toaster art, toaster merchandise and toaster-themed e-cards. The Toaster Museum Foundation proclaims: “We are a non-profit organisation dedicated to toasters – yes, that’s correct, the kitchen appliance. Since our origin in the Pacific Northwest in the 1990s, our organisation has dedicated itself to educating, entertaining, and enlightening people about the history and cultural importance of the bread toaster.” It puts paid to the notion that we’re all ‘time poor’ these days.last_img

Genome sequencing reveals trends in human history

first_imgIn a study published in Nature in May, researchers shared new insights on the ancient history of humans. Through genome sequencing, they compared ancient DNA samples with modern counterparts to more accurately track human activity.The paper, “137 ancient human genomes from across the Eurasian steppes,” reports on the results of their genome mapping. The team analyzed samples from 137 humans from the Eurasian steppes, a nearly 5,000-mile range stretching from Hungary to northeastern Asia.The DNA samples used in the study represented 4,000 years of human life, from 2500 BCE to 1500 CE. The results show a fascinating historical and genetic transition among ancient peoples. After humans domesticated horses, Eurasian farmers were slowly replaced by mounted warriors of East Asian ancestry. The data also show that ethnic groups of the Eurasian steppes intermixed, which allowed languages and cultures to spread quickly across the region.Additionally, the researchers discovered a possible origin of the Justinian plague, an epidemic that killed about 25 million people during the 6th century. Scientists once believed that the plague originated in Egypt and spread throughout Europe. According to this new analysis, the likely origin was Central Asia, from which the disease could have spread widely along the Silk Road, an ancient network of trading routes.“Such research and discoveries can only come about because of international partnerships and interdisciplinary work,” says Rana Dajani, a coauthor of the study, an associate professor at Hashemite University in Jordan, and the 2017–18 Rita E. Hauser Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard. “This is proof that one can do good science even in a developing country and contribute to the scientific endeavor.”Prior to joining this research team, Dajani studied the variety of ethnic populations of the Eurasian steppes. She says these cultures had not been studied previously; they drew her attention because she wanted to develop a research question that would be relevant in the international arena.Not only do the study results offer important conclusions about the anthropological roots of different ethnic groups, but other disciplines can utilize the findings to advance their own research. For example, linguists studying the spread of language and geneticists searching for the origin of certain diseases benefited from this project.“Now is an extremely exciting time, when the computational analysis of ancient and modern genome data is refining and revising our view of human history,” says Professor Richard Durbin, of the University of Cambridge and the Wellcome Sanger Institute, who co-lead a subsequent paper in Science.The authors hope to see this type of multidisciplinary work continue in the future.“The recent breakthroughs in ancient genomics pose challenges for archaeologists, linguists, and historians,” says Guus Kroonen, of Leiden University and the University of Copenhagen, and additional coauthor of the Science paper. “We now see that geneticists are inspired by key questions from the humanities, and that research within the humanities is revitalized.”last_img read more

Celebrate Opening Night with Holly Hunter & the Cast of Sticks and Bones

first_img View Comments Holly Hunter, Bill Pullman, Richard Chamberlain and the star-studded cast of David Rabe’s Sticks and Bones had a thrilling off-Broadway evening on November 7—the company celebrated their first official opening night! Directed by Scott Elliott, the New Group production tells the story of Ozzie (Pullman) and his wife Harriet (Hunter), who grapple with their son David’s (Ben Schentzer) turbulent return from the Vietnam War. Check out this Hot Shot of the cast hanging out after the show, then see Sticks and Bones at off-Broadway’s Romullus Linney Courtyard Theatre at the Pershing Square Signature Center! Related Shows Sticks and Bones Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 14, 2014last_img read more