Otama Beach House / David Berridge Architect

first_img “COPY” 2009 Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/232351/otama-beach-house-david-berridge-architect Clipboard Otama Beach House / David Berridge ArchitectSave this projectSaveOtama Beach House / David Berridge Architect New Zealand Otama Beach House / David Berridge Architect ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/232351/otama-beach-house-david-berridge-architect Clipboard CopyHouses•Coromandel, New Zealand Photographscenter_img Architects: David Berridge Architect Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Projects ArchDaily “COPY” Photographs:   Patrick ReynoldsText description provided by the architects. This beach house is intended to create a place where the New York based architect can reconnect with his New Zealand roots and bring back to his homeland an aesthetic and way of living that combines what he has experienced in the 30 years away and what he still remembers from his beach orientated upbringing. Save this picture!©  Patrick ReynoldsRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodEGGERLaminatesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsThe site, located on the knuckle of the bend in the road, is pie-shaped and tapers as it slopes up the hillside from the road. This limited the building envelope Therefore, in developing the design care was taken to minimize the size of the rooms and to develop an efficient, flexible living space that connects readily to the outdoor areas. It was important to maximize the views, both seaward over the reserve across the road, and up the back of the site to the hill that dominates the Otama settlement. Save this picture!planThe architect, used to living in the tight quarters, used the same dimensions of their living/dining space in their midtown Manhattan apartment and then to ease the transition from the city to the beach used the exact same layout and detailing as his NYC kitchen. However here the transition to the outside is the essence of the beach experience so the living space is surrounded on three sides by decking. Save this picture!©  Patrick ReynoldsBoth because of cost and the reluctance to use urban materials the exterior wood elements are rough sawn lumber with the horizontal screens using standard farm fencing battens. Save this picture!©  Patrick ReynoldsA minimal amount of site work was done to eliminate the need for any retaining walls etc and other than the development of natural contoured walkways the site is as undeveloped as possible and has been planted out with native grasses, shrubs and trees.Project gallerySee allShow lessMagic Plan App: Making Floor Plans on Your PhoneArticlesNational Mall Winning Design Proposal for Union Square / Gustafson Guthrie Nichol + …Articles Share CopyAbout this officeDavid Berridge ArchitectOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCoromandelHousesNew ZealandPublished on May 08, 2012Cite: “Otama Beach House / David Berridge Architect” 08 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceLightsVibiaLamps – NorthCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight, DZNE GermanyHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH ArtichokeTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – TexturasAcousticMetawellAluminum Panels – Acoustic SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightWall Grazer Concealed LightsDoorsBuster and PunchDoor Hardware – Pull BarMore 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 Save this picture!©  Patrick Reynolds+ 31 Sharelast_img read more

Courtyards Villa / Maena Architects

first_img Area:  350 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/903543/courtyards-villa-maena-architects Clipboard Photographs:  Negar Yaghmaian – Pegah Abdolahian Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/903543/courtyards-villa-maena-architects Clipboard Courtyards Villa / Maena Architects Lead Architects: CopyHouses•Salman Shahr, Iran Iran Year:  Construction:Mohammad Mahdi ShabaniStructure:Meisam Deylam pourElectrical:Mohammad NezamPasandMechanical:Mohammad Ali QazanfariClient:Zahra Haj Mehdi SeifiDesign Team:Fereshteh MazaheriCity:Salman ShahrCountry:IranMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Negar Yaghmaian – Pegah AbdolahianRecommended ProductsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingText description provided by the architects. Converting courtyard houses into limited apartments of urban blocks has forced city residents to take refuge in the countryside in order to escape from the daily difficulties of urban life. For a long time, the town villas of the Northern cities of Iran have created different life possibilities for urban fugitives. However, the growth of the luxurious stereotypes, on one hand, and municipalities regulations, on the other hand, courtyards have become decorative or even just a parking area, while these spaces could be the basis for the daily activities of the family along with nature.Save this picture!© Negar Yaghmaian – Pegah AbdolahianSave this picture!Ground and First Floor PlansSave this picture!© Negar Yaghmaian – Pegah AbdolahianThe main Challenge of this project was to shift this conventional trend of villas and, to maximize the use of land and existing nature by forming adjacent open and closed spaces of equal values. The main idea behind this project was the replacement of decorative courtyard pattern with the vibrant courtyards connected to the private and public zones of the house. Realizing this idea, the open spaces of the courtyards, as a fluid organism with integrated brickwork, have filled all the empty spaces and consequently changed living standards of the inhabitants.Save this picture!Section B – Daylight DiagramThis Strategy has led to the different interior and exterior layers of the open spaces. These spaces include the front yard, the middle yard, the interior yard, the backyard, and the up yard. Besides, the client’s preference was a direct view of the nearby park old tree from the main spaces which fulfilled by shifting the public space to the top floor and the North-South orientation of the plan.Save this picture!© Negar Yaghmaian – Pegah AbdolahianProject gallerySee allShow lessTitan Integrity Campus / MindspaceSelected ProjectsRibo Fashion Group Zhimei Research and Development Center / A3 VISIONSelected Projects Share 2017 Photographs ArchDaily Manufacturers: LG Electronics, 4m, Bms, Green Floor, Ovio, Viste Best Save this picture!© Negar Yaghmaian – Pegah Abdolahian+ 30Curated by María Francisca González Share “COPY” Honey Arjomandi- Mohammad Mahdi Shabani Courtyards Villa / Maena ArchitectsSave this projectSaveCourtyards Villa / Maena Architects Architects: Maena Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeMaena ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSalman ShahrIranPublished on December 24, 2018Cite: “Courtyards Villa / Maena Architects” 23 Dec 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® Premium SeriesMetal PanelsTECU®Copper Surface – Patina_VariationsBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingSwitchesJUNGLight Switch – LS PlusCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsSpider System – Rabel 15000 Super ThermalWindowspanoramah!®ah! Soft CloseWoodAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)American Oak by ASHChairs / StoolsOKHADining Chair – BarnettMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Pending Home Sales Surge in May

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Pending home sales surged in May, spurred by lower interest rates and increased inventory, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported Monday.The group’s Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), which measures contract signings as an indicator of future sales figures, jumped 6.1 percent month-over-month to 103.9. It was the largest one-month increase since April 2010, when the index spiked 9.6 percent as first-time buyers moved to sign purchase contracts to qualify for the First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit.With both new and existing-home sales showing promise in May, the association expects the momentum to continue.”Sales should exceed an annual pace of five million homes in some of the upcoming months behind favorable mortgage rates, more inventory and improved job creation,” said NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun. “However, second-half sales growth won’t be enough to compensate for the sluggish first quarter and will likely fall below last year’s total.”All four regions of the country posted increases in pending sales numbers, with the Northeast leading with an 8.8 percent month-over-month gain to an index of 86.3. The Northeast was also the only region where pending sales increased year-over-year, rising 0.2 percent.In the Midwest, NAR reports pending home sales were up 6.3 percent to an index of 105.4, while pending sales in the West rose 7.6 percent to 95.4. Pending home sales in the South, meanwhile, increased 4.4 percent to 117.0.Still, Yun says waning affordability and tight credit access are still major obstacles for first-time homebuyers, who only accounted for 27 percent of May’s existing-home sales. With pending home sales still down 5.2 percent compared to a year ago, the market is feeling that group’s absence.As most first-time buyers—Millennials especially—battle challenges with debt, “[s]olid income growth and a slight easing in underwriting standards are needed to encourage first-time buyer participation, especially as renting becomes less affordable,” Yun said.Overall, NAR anticipates existing-home sales will finish 2014 totaling 4.95 million, down 2.8 percent from 2013. Home / Daily Dose / Pending Home Sales Surge in May Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles Previous: Millennials are Heading to Suburbia Next: U.S. Bank Settles Claims of FHA Lending Violations Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Affordability Existing Home Sales Mortgage Rates National Association of Realtors Pending Home Sales Subscribe The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Pending Home Sales Surge in May June 30, 2014 1,216 Views  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Affordability Existing Home Sales Mortgage Rates National Association of Realtors Pending Home Sales 2014-06-30 Tory Barringer Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Market Studies, Newslast_img read more

Squeal with delight on the Chattooga

first_imgWet exit: Whitewater rafters take an unexpected swim on section IV of the Chattoga RiverThe first river in the South to be designated Wild and Scenic by Congress, the free-flowing Chattooga begins in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina as rivulets and rainwater. Flowing southwesterly, the river follows the Georgia and South Carolina border before it joins the Tallulah River and spills into Lake Tugaloo. The Chattooga flows through three national forests: Sumter, Nantahala, and Chattahoochee.Although it is commercially rafted, the Chattooga is primitive and protected. Motorized vehicles and developments are prohibited for a quarter mile on either side of the river. You can find peace there: paddle downstream in section II and listen to the canoe softly parting the water. Tackle the class V rapids at Five Falls. Hike in the footsteps of William Bartram along the banks. Although the river lures some 100,000 visitors a year, the size of its protected corridor ensures ample solitude.Here are three ways to fall in love with the Chattooga.canoe section IIBring a canoe or rent a kayak or duckie and spend a serene day paddling the calmer section of the Chattooga.“Section II is absolutely gorgeous. It has flat, moving water with some small Class II rapids,” says Barbara Westbrook, retail manager at Chattooga Whitewater Outfitters. Look for otters, mink, and an abundance of seasonal wildflowers, including bird’s foot violet and trillium.There are several primitive campsites on the Chattooga, first come first serve. Pick up a map at one of the local outfitters, drive down one of the dirt roads that all dead-end a quarter mile shy of the river, park your car and hike your camping gear down the trails that continue to the river. Most of the outfitters also offer a shuttle service.paddle section IVImmortalized by the film Deliverance, Section IV of the Chattooga boasts Class IV and V rapids. On this run, you’ll drop more than 75 feet through Five Falls:  Entrance, Corkscrew, Crack-In-the-Rock, Jawbone, and Sock-Em Dog. One minute a glassy expanse, shaded by cliffs and rhododendron, and the next a rock-strewn maze. The river twists and rushes, and in a blink, she stills for you to ponder.“You’ll see a lot of birdlife,” says Carolyn Allison, assistant marketing director for Wildwater Rafting, one of the three outfitters on the river. “Great blue herons travel up and down the river, and sometimes a pair of Canada geese will follow a trip downstream. Of course, you’ll also see mountain laurel and rhododendron, and what natives call swamp azalea.”Actually, you’ll smell it first.“They’re a pretty bright pink bloom,” says Allison, “and in the spring, the swamp azalea is incredibly fragrant.  You can smell it wafting down the river.”Allison says late spring is an ideal time to paddle the river: “The water level is high and the river is warm enough to take a dip, but it’s not blistering hot.”The Chattooga has only three rafting companies: the Nantahala Outdoor Center’s Chattooga outpost, Southeastern Expeditions, and Wildwater. Together they run a tight river schedule that protects the wild and scenic values. Because of their strict launch times, visitors shouldn’t see too many others on the river, whether you’re paddling alone or with a guide.hike the Bartram trailWhen John Ray retired, he found that hiking the Bartram Trail was complicated. Overgrown and unmarked, the Georgia portion of the national trail named after naturalist William Bartram needed attention. So Ray founded the Georgia Bartram Trail Group, and since 1999, he has worked with the U.S. Forest Service and volunteers to improve and maintain the trail. Over 37 miles in its entirety, the trail is part of the Chattahoochee National Forest.Ray recommends a day hike down a section of the trail that takes you along the Chattooga, with a short side trail down to Dick’s Creek Falls. “The granite face makes the river so clear,” says Ray. “And the views are just spectacular.”From Clayton, follow Warwoman Road east for just under 6 miles. Veer right onto Sandy Ford Road, where you’ll park on the left before the Forest Service sign for the Bartram Trail. Take a left on the trail, which is marked with yellow diamonds.A half mile down the trail, you’ll cross a wooden bridge over Dick’s Creek. Follow the lime green blazes to Dick’s Creek Falls. Hike back up to the Bartram and follow the trail until it runs along the river. Although there are no designated sites, you can find open spaces to camp along the trail.The legacy of Deliverance“Just about the last wild, untamed, unpolluted… river in the South,” are among the opening lines of the 1972 film Deliverance. Called the Cahulawassee in the film, the Chattooga river was the gorgeous and formidable location for much of the film. This year marks the 40th anniversary of Deliverance, and the river has never been more popular.The evolution of the Chattooga’s popularity as a recreational destination seem inextricably linked with the release of Deliverance. The film played on the universal fear of the unknown, represented hauntingly by the backwoods of an imagined river. The legacy the fictional characters of Aintry left behind, especially the vile, uneducated, stranger-in-the-woods, was an unwelcome endowment for the real people of Rabun County that lasted long after the movie had been filmed.But even as it shrouded the river in foreboding, Deliverance introduced the Chattooga to an America that hungered for wilderness. And clearly still does, if the 100,000 visitors each year are any indication.  For all its controversy, the ripples of Deliverance created an opportunity for more people to experience that “wild, untamed” river that Lewis so desperately wanted to share.Don’t miss the Chattooga River Festival, June 22-24, where you can see the 40th Anniversary Deliverance Premiere.last_img read more

Here’s why Arsenal opted to offload Alex Iwobi

first_img At the last count, Nelson has made 13 appearances for the Gunners this campaign and has continued to progress under new boss Mikel Arteta. Loading… Promoted Content10 Legendary Historical Movies You Should See9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyThe Best Cars Of All TimeEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonLaugh, Cry, Or Just Relax With The Best Series Streaming On HBO11 Items You’ve Been Using Wrong Your Whole LifeThe World’s 7 Most Spectacular Railway StationsFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtNothing Compares To Stargazing Places Around The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better Ex-Arsenal manager Unai Emery reportedly opted to get rid of Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi ahead of starlet Reiss Nelson last summer.Advertisement Iwobi joined Everton in a £35million deal on deadline day last August and that switch came about after the Spanish manager was keen on keeping the 20-year-old Nelson, according to The Athletic.Premier League campaigners Crystal Palace were reportedly eager to land Nelson for £20m during the summer transfer window.Nelson has featured in Arsenal’s last five games and netted the winning goal in their FA Cup third-round victory over Leeds on Monday night.The winger’s other goal for the Gunners this term came in Arsenal’s Carabao Cup 5-0 win over Nottingham Forest.Unai Emery (R) reportedly stopped Arsenal from selling starlet Reiss Nelson (L) last summerRead Also: CAF awards: Eagles stars missing from Africa’s best XIOn the other hand, Iwobi is currently recuperating from a hamstring injury he cropped during Everton’s  0-0 draw with his former club Arsenal late last year. The Nigerian international is expected to be sidelined for about ‘two to three weeks.’Iwobi has netted just twice from 20 appearances across all competitions since leaving the Emirates Stadium last summer.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more