Stone Houses / LSS

first_img Photographs 2005 Houses Photographs:  Charles Mayer & Paul WarcholText description provided by the architects. For a very flat 12 acre site dotted with specimen trees, a mother and daughter requested low-maintenance weekend residence for themselves and extended family made of Westchester granite. Save this picture!© Charles Mayer & Paul WarcholRecommended ProductsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformThe property was planned as two separate houses linked with a network of dry-stack stone walls that create a solid and private face at the southern-oriented arrival side of the buildings. The walls unify exterior and interior spaces and knit the buildings together resulting in a series of internal and external courtyard spaces. Floating roofs define living spaces and great expanses of glazing open toward views of the agricultural reserve to the north. Save this picture!© Charles Mayer & Paul WarcholThe first house has a slot of water that cuts through the courtyard wall to mark the entry which is accessed through an oversized cabinet that pierces the forecourt curtain wall. A long gallery runs east-west along one of the walls and links the public and private wings. A glass bridge cuts across the gallery linking two ends of an elevated guest wing. Save this picture!© Charles Mayer & Paul WarcholThe second house is entered at its narrowest point, through a glazed hall overlooking a raised garden court. A series of floating roofs connects the entry to the interior and exterior public spaces- all nestled against the stone walls. The private wing is defined in contrast, as a taut box of oak glu-lam portal frames wrapped in a continuous skin of louvers.Save this picture!© Charles Mayer & Paul WarcholProject gallerySee allShow lessAzienda Elettrica Ticinese Headquarters / Dario FranchiniArticlesWalk-in Cinema / Suyabatmaz Demirel ArchitectsArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Save this picture!© Charles Mayer & Paul Warchol+ 40 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” CopyHouses•East Hampton, United States CopyAbout this officeLeroy Street StudioOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesEast HamptonHousesUnited StatesPublished on June 19, 2011Cite: “Stone Houses / LSS” 19 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSafety Window Films in Associated Watch and Jewelry BuyersFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MWindowsAir-LuxSliding Windows for High-Rise BuildingsSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60Manuals & AdviceSikaFirestop SystemsMetal PanelsAmerican MetalcraftRainscreen – RS300Curtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalWaste Containers / Recycling BinsPunto DesignLitter Bin – PapilonSound BoothsFramerySoundproof Phone Booths – Framery OneCarpetsnanimarquinaRugs – ShadeMore 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 Architects: Leroy Street Studio Area Area of this architecture project Projects Year:  Stone Houses / LSS United States Area:  650 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Stone Houses / LSSSave this projectSaveStone Houses / LSS ArchDailylast_img read more

Weston Charity Awards expand to support charities across Northern England

first_imgWeston Charity Awards expand to support charities across Northern England About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. “This continued support of a national funder who has seen the need here in the region and has acted upon it is very much welcomed.”The Foundation hopes to extend the Weston Charity Awards even further afield.Eligible charities should apply for the Weston Charity Awards by 30 January 2015.  65 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 20 January 2015 | Newscenter_img Tagged with: Funding North East North West small charities The Weston Charity Awards, launched in the North East of England last year, is this year expanding to help small charities across the North of England.Established by the Garfield Weston Foundation, The Weston Charity Awards will help small charities across the North, including both rural areas and cities such as Leeds, Sheffield, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Hull and Durham, working in the areas of youth, welfare and community.It did so after seeing a sharp drop in funding applications despite evidence of growing need for support. A survey, carried out by Voluntary Organisations’ Network North East (VONNE), showed that although 7 in 10 charities were seeing an increase in demand for help, 44% warned they might have to reduce services and over 20% said they could face closure this year.The 12 selected charities will receive unrestricted funding and support from a team of senior business leaders through Pilotlight, which will help them to become more sustainable and achieve their aims. Over the past 10 years, the charity has connected business executives and charities: the former develop their leadership skills in new areas and the latter receive experienced business coaching.The Garfield Weston Foundation’s Director, Philippa Charles, explained why the awards were being extended. She said:“Over the last three years we’ve been shocked to see a significant decline in the number of funding applications from charities in the North. What’s really worrying is that applications from organisations providing community services fell by about 40% – the very areas hit hard by funding cuts. By building on the success of the first ever Weston Charity Awards in the North East, we want to reach more charities across the North, helping them to achieve their goals.”VONNE’s chief executive, Jo Curry welcomed the move, saying: Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

ICAP invites U.S. activists to XIII International May Day Brigade

first_img“The Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples, together with its Travel Agency Amistur Cuba S.A., invites you to participate on the XIII edition of the May Day International Brigade, to celebrate the International Workers’ Day. This Brigade also pays tribute to the 60th Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, while marking the 70th anniversary of the murder of trade union leader Jesus Menéndez Larrondo.“Participants will carry out days of voluntary work; will visit places of historic, social and cultural interest, will receive lectures on up-to-date topics and exchange ideas and experiences with representatives from different political and mass organizations, workers, trade union leaders and living testimonies of Cuban history,” reads the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples’ call for the brigade. ( cost of the land package is $675 for two full weeks of activity, April 22- May 6, including education and exchanges with Cubans and participants from Africa, Latin America, Asia and Europe who we will join at the 220-person-capacity Julio Antonio Mella International Camp.The U.S. sponsoring organization is the National Network on Cuba, the U.S. umbrella organization of Cuba solidarity organizations. The NNOC is encouraging prospective Brigadistas to submit their applications right away. A U.S. passport valid through November is required, so Brigadistas are strongly encouraged to apply for or renew their passports immediately.Arrangements will be made through Marazul Tours. To download the application, payment and directions, visit famous march of Cuban workers on May 1, International Workers Day, and the International Solidarity Conference on May 2 will be highlights of the program. However, the brigade will travel to Villa Clara, to the sites of the historic battles led by Che Guevara in Santa Clara and Camaguey province,  and will meet with workers in biotech, environmental, health and other factories and production sectors. Important updates on the Cuban electoral process and the outcome of the elections in process now will be discussed. Learn about the Cuban economic model and its updating for socialism.The economic contribution of voluntary work alongside members of Cuban youth and student organizations, like the Young Communist League and Federation of University Students, will provide real-time solidarity. Download or view the full program at initial webinar, “2018 International May Day Brigade: How you can go to Cuba,” is scheduled for Feb. 5 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. EST. Register for it at conference calls and meetings for participants are planned to cover camp life; packing and solidarity contribution suggestions will be discussed. In addition to the web page and Facebook page, the blog was constructed by participants in the October 2017 Footsteps of Che Brigade to answer questions about Cuba and encourage people to reject #45’s disinformation campaign and GO TO CUBA. Questions can be sent to [email protected] support the annual travel challenges with Pastors for Peace and the Venceremos Brigade. The 49th VB application for their May Day travel challenge can be found at is one of five National Network on Cuba co-chairs.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Biden pick for Secretary of Agriculture no friend of farmworkers or small farmers

first_imgPresident Joe Biden nominated former Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack to head the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a job he held for the entire Obama administration from 2009 to 2017. Vilsack testified before the Senate on Feb. 2 — Groundhog Day — and was confirmed a few weeks later.Vilsack’s eight-year tenure was disastrous for Black farmers. Workers World reported Feb. 12: “Since 1920, over a million Black families have lost their farms (Guardian Aug. 15, 2019), and they now constitute less than 2% of all farm owners. A 2019 Center for American Progress study found the USDA ‘has a long and well-documented history of discrimination against Black farmers. The unequal administration of government farm support programs, crucial to protecting farmers from an inherently risky enterprise, has had a profound impact on rural communities of color.’”The NAACP and other civil rights organizations strongly opposed the nomination of Vilsack over his treatment of Black farmers, as well as his quick and unceremonious firing of Shirley Sherrod, first Black Director of Rural Development in Georgia for the USDA, in July 2010. Sherrod, who is Black, had been the target of right-wing attacks. ( Rod Bradshaw, a 67-year-old Black farm owner in Kansas, told the Associated Press: “We have already seen what Vilsack is going to do. We don’t have a prayer if he gets in there.” Bill McGill, 76 years old, lost the small second-generation farm that he inherited from his parents in Bakersfield, Calif., when the same USDA agent he approached for a loan put the land up for sale. “I don’t get attached to hardly nothing any more,” he told the Feb. 24 Guardian.In 1997, Timothy Pigford became a plaintiff in a federal class action lawsuit filed by Black farmers against the Clinton administration’s USDA Secretary Dan Glickman. In Pigford v. Glickman, federal courts concurred with claims of systemic racial discrimination, but it was not until 2007 that the Pigford Claims Remedy Act allowed Black farmers to apply for reparations. The first paltry settlement payments were not disbursed until 2013.WW reported in 2016: “Because the settlement took decades to resolve, many farmers died waiting for justice. Of the 18,000 claims approved, 4,000 to 5,000 are estate claims.”The consolidation of farmland into fewer private holdings has cost thousands of agricultural workers their jobs. The decline of agricultural commodity prices has become so dire that farmworkers (along with fishing and forestry workers) commit suicide at the highest rate of any sector of the working class — 6.5 times that of the average population. And small farmers are heavily impacted and at risk. In 2018, the dairy company Agri-Mark included a list of suicide hotlines when it mailed farmers checks for their products.Food safety threatenedVilsack eliminated multiple food safety regulations, including the Microbiological Data Program, which monitored foodborne pathogens. As a result, incidents of salmonella infections have steadily increased since 2012, when he eliminated the MDP. He removed genetically modified organism labeling standards and expedited the process for approving GMO products developed by chemical corporations like Monsanto. In 2019, Monsanto was ordered to pay $80 million in damages to California residents who have developed cancer from exposure to glyphosate-based herbicides in the company’s Roundup weed spray.Tom Vilsack removed genetically modified organism labeling standards and expedited the process for approving GMO products developed by chemical corporations like Monsanto. In 2019, Monsanto was ordered to pay $80 million in damages to California residents who have developed cancer from exposure to glyphosate-based herbicides in the company’s Roundup weed spray. © Mike Mozart/FlickrVilsack defended the beef industry’s use of the ammonia-treated additive known as “pink slime.” In 2012, Vilsack said there was “no question” of the product’s safety, despite Canada and the European Union banning the use of ammonia gas to sterilize food. (Mother Jones, April 2, 2012)Rather than bolster worker protections and stabilize the volatile agricultural sector through central planning, the capitalist state’s only response to falling commodity prices is international economic aggression. This was one of the primary purposes of Trump’s “U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement,” a rebranding of NAFTA, which was praised by big agribusiness.During the Feb. 2 Senate hearing, Vilsack announced he would prioritize “foreign market access” in Southeast Asia and Africa. “Certainly our competitors are doing that,” he added, a clear reference to China’s Belt and Road Initiative, which has been empowering nations to construct their own agricultural infrastructure.During the four years of the Trump administration, Vilsack collected a $1 million annual salary as CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council, a role that is now filled by former DuPont executive Krysta Harden, Vilsack’s former deputy secretary at the USDA between 2013 and 2016.In January 2020, Vilsack won the lottery in Iowa, where he had served two terms as governor from 1999-2007, and pocketed the $150,000 winnings. Clearly, his sympathies are not with superexploited agricultural workers or struggling small farmers, especially Black farmers. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Life sentences in landmark case on journalists at the heart of the constitutional crisis in Turkey

first_img TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Activities in the fieldCondemning abuses Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expressionCouncil of Europe News Receive email alerts April 28, 2021 Find out more Organisation “These verdicts, the first against journalists accused of being connected to the July 2016 failed coup, set a devastating precedent for the many other journalists and writers in Turkey who are being tried on similarly spurious charges,” said Jennifer Clement, President of PEN International. “Turkey’s justice system is in crisis, and domestic remedies to human rights abuses are not working” said Thomas Hughes, Executive Director at ARTICLE 19. “The Altans and Nazlı Ilıcak’s cases were given priority status at the European Court of Human Rights in April 2017. It is urgent that it now takes a decision on these cases.” Help by sharing this information Crucially, the proceedings in the criminal court have ignored a landmark Turkish Constitutional Court (TCC) decision on Mehmet Altan’s case. The TCC decision of 11 January found that the pre-trial detention of Mehmet Altan for over a year had led to violations of his “right to personal liberty and security” protected under Article 19 of the Turkish Constitution and “freedom of expression and the press” protected under Articles 26 and 28, establishing the way for his immediate release. In violation of Article 315 of the Turkish Constitution, the lower court refused to implement this binding decision of the Constitutional Court and Mehmet Altan has remained in prison. February 16, 2018 Life sentences in landmark case on journalists at the heart of the constitutional crisis in Turkey News “We know that political pressure works – earlier today the Turkish-German journalist, Deniz Yücel, was released after a year in detention following talks between German Chancellor Merkel and Turkish PM Yıldırım,” said RSF Deputy Director General, Antoine Bernard. “Much more of this pressure is needed. Other countries, and political and financial institutions including the EU need to step up and demonstrate the values they profess to hold in their relations with Turkey.” Follow the news on Turkey Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit to go furthercenter_img April 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en RSF_EECA News ARTICLE 19 Articolo 21 European Centre for Press and Media Freedom International Press Institute International Publishers Association Italian Press Federation PEN Belgium/Flanders PEN International PEN Norway Reporters Without Borders Ahmet Altan, Mehmet Altan and Nazlı Ilıcak were today convicted of “attempting to overthrow the constitutional order” under Article 309 of the Turkish Penal Code and sentenced to aggravated life sentences, or life without parole. Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor April 2, 2021 Find out more The signatories also call on European member states to increase political pressure on Turkey to release the Altans, Nazli Ilicak and other journalists detained on groundless charges. Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Activities in the fieldCondemning abuses Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expressionCouncil of Europe News ARTICLE 19, PEN International and Reporters Without Borders (RSF), who have observed the trial since the first hearing in July 2017, have found the proceedings to be marred from the outset by profound violations of the defendants’ rights to a fair trial. Initially they faced three consecutive life terms on charges of plotting to overthrow the government, parliament and the constitutional order for their alleged links to a network led by Fethullah Gülen whom the government accuses of orchestrating the attempted coup. Endorsed by:last_img read more

People with disabilities in Limerick to benefit from investment in respite…

first_imgWhatsApp Senator Maria Byrne People with disabilities in Limerick are to benefit from new Government investment in respite services, a Fine Gael Senator has said.Senator Maria Byrne, announced that the Government funded Respite Development Programme for 2018 will mean additional services for the Mid-West.For Limerick, Clare and North Tipperary it will mean new additional Residential respite across HSE funded organisations which include; Brothers of Charity – Limerick (Adults), Enable Ireland – Eden Lodge (children – ID/ASD) – Clare, RehabCare – Cairdeas (Adults) – Limerick, RehabCare – Red House (Children) – Limerick, Rehab Care – Carrow House (Children – ASD/High Support) – North Tipperary.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “There is an expansion of community based delivery of in-home support and the expansion of day Respite Sessions: including weekend clubs/social clubs/summer camp in the West Limerick Children’s Services Butterfly Club”“Today’s announcement is designed to help people with disabilities in Limerick to lead more independent lives and to have more of a say in their care.“It is also hugely important that carers look after their own health and well-being, and ensuring we have proper respite services in Limerick is crucial to that.“This €10 investment in respite care nationally, is additional to the respite services the HSE has already committed to provide as part of its National Service Plan 2018. This plan targets the provision of more than 45,500 day places and 182,500 overnights for more than 6,320 people with a disability who avail of these services.” Senator Byrne concluded.More about politics here. TAGSdisabilitiesHSEMaria ByrneMid WestNational Service PlanRespite Development Programme Linkedin SCAM ALERT: HSE warn of bogus calls following cyber attack Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Facebook World Sepsis Day – Have You Asked, ‘Could it be Sepsis?’ center_img NewsPoliticsPeople with disabilities in Limerick to benefit from investment in respite services says Limerick SenatorBy Staff Reporter – April 27, 2018 1425 More than €250,000 greenway funding for Limerick and East Clare Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Advertisement Previous articleLimerick businesses warned of fake invoice emailsNext articleMinister for Housing and Urban Development visits Southill Staff Reporter Joint Easter message on Covid 19 from Limerick City and County Council, HSE, UL Hospitals and An Garda Síochána Email Limerick Post Show | How to quit smokinglast_img read more

Only 25% of agents reply to critical online reviews but they’re ‘missing a trick’

first_imgHome » News » Marketing » Only 25% of agents reply to critical online reviews but they’re ‘missing a trick’ previous nextMarketingOnly 25% of agents reply to critical online reviews but they’re ‘missing a trick’After The Negotiator’s story about an agent who only last week began answering poor reviews on, we talked to its director and other agents about handling online criticism.Nigel Lewis22nd November 20190641 Views Leading reviews website has urged agents to engage with customers who give them one or two-star ratings and revealed that only 25% of agents who receive them post replies.The website says more agents are doing it – nine years ago only 5% of its agents responded to poor or critical reviews.These comments were made to The Negotiator after we ran a story earlier this week highlighting a Countrywide agency in the South of England who had decided to change its policy and begin engaging with poor online reviews.Several agents have said they are surprised by the agent’s previous online reviews strategy, including Guy Hodge who is now runs an industry recruitment firm but used to run his own agency, Lords, until 2014.“As a former estate agent, I read and replied to every post that was made about my firm, positive or negative,” he says.“I thanked those who gave us a positive review, and always looked at what we may have done wrong to receive a negative review.“We tried to look at a negative post from the poster’s perspective and examine what we could have done better and how we could improve our service.“We found that in most cases, our failing was usually one of a lack of communication rather than a failure of process, but we would always respond to the poster and address the issues raised.”AllAgents’ director Martin McKenzie (left) says agents should reply to comments both for customer service reasons but also because agents who respond to criticisms have their AllAgent profiles automatically raised up Google search results.“If they do answer poor reviews – or good ones too – then they are therefore more likely to be shortlisted for instruction,” he says.“Comments from customers and replies by agents are moderated because if we didn’t do that then other agents could pretend to be competitors, and they have to do it via their website domain address for that to happen.” November 22, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Students ‘shocked’ by police

first_imgBy Jake WhittallPembroke students have accused police officers of acting without proper care or consideration after dragging an unconscious student across the pavement and shouting at him.Friends of the student were “shocked” by the officers’ actions after the individual fell heavily against a wall after drinking half a bottle of vodka at a house party in Cowley. One eye witness, who wished to remain anonymous, described how the passing officers had shown little concern for the student.“These two cops got out and told him to ‘get up mate’ and kicked him while he was down. I told one of them that we had called 999. He said he’s just drunk. But I told him that wasn’t the point. I said to him that he was drunk, but the reason he was on the ground was because he had knocked himself out.” “He replied that the ambulance won’t take him like that because he’s drunk. They ended up just dragging him along the road to the side of the pavement,” he said.Another student, who also wished to remain anonymous, added, “I was quite shocked by the actions of the police.”According to witnesses, the student attending the end of fresher’s week party had downed half a bottle of vodka in order to impress freshers. One witness described him as being “out of it.” “He was taken out of the house and banged his head,” one witness said. “It was serious. He fell dead weight and hit a wall. We lay him down on the side of the road. After we lay him down he lost consciousness, so we called 999 and they told us how to put him in the recovery position.” The student, who was taken to the hospital by the ambulance crew as a precaution and placed under observation for a night, has since made a full recovery. Thames Valley Police were unavailable for comment.last_img read more

What’s the real reason?

first_imgPacifist raises the issue (commenting on my last post) that Germany’s reluctance to get involved in military operations such as Afghanistan may not have anything to do with its past. He ponders: Do you really think it has anything to do with their military past? Surely it has more to do with them having the sense to realise Afganistan [sic] is a murderous hell-hole from which they’ll never be able to withdraw troops once they’re in there.This got me wondering whether the premise of the survey question (take part HERE) is even accurate. There’s no doubt that the factor is worth at least considering — the Washington Post notes a strong reluctance to send soldiers into battle given the country’s Nazi legacy,and according to the International Herald Tribune: The experience of Nazism is actively alive in contemporary public debates over everything from the country’s troops in Afghanistan to the low birth rate to the country’s dealings with foreigners. Often it seems to stifle discussion that could proceed more openly in other countries with fewer taboos.There are other factors though. The same Post report points out three: * They see it as America’s own problem * German scepticism of “an American combat-style approach” * Chancellor Merkel having to work in coalition less pro-US political rivals In addition, I’d add the rise in very left-wing anti-American politics in Germany (remember this guy?). The issues are many, of course. As one German politician remarked: It’s a little bit too simple to put all this on a pacifist and reluctant German publicBut I think our Pacifist may have got it with the most obvious and simple explanation. Cherwell 24 is not responsible for the content of external linkslast_img read more


first_imgAustrian-based company König has launched a range of concept dough-laminating and sheeting equipment, distributed in the UK by epp (Epsom, Surrey).The firm’s new company, König Laminiertechnik GmbH, is set to manufacture and market the equipment from a purpose-built factory with state-of-the-art demonstration facilities.The TwinSat is designed to minimise mechanical stressing and produces ciabatta to pizza. The dough is not rolled down but pressed by a high-speed, gentle tamping movement. Eliminating speeds ensures it is not stressed as is the result with traditional techniques.last_img read more