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

Qatar plane carrying vital medical equipment in the fight against COVID-19…

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WhatsApp Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Previous articleJoin the 2k a day lockdown challenge for Breakthrough Cancer ResearchNext articleFREE NOW offering Healthcare Heroes 50% off taxi fares to help battle against COVID-19 Meghann Scully Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Facebook TAGSCoronaviruscovid19Keeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostShannon airport Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Email A Qatar Airways Boeing 777 cargo plane carrying vital medical equipment from China landed at Shannon Airport yesterday afternoon. The plane touched down at Shannon at 4.25pm.Among the medical equipment on board were ICU ventilators and hospital beds for distribution to hospitals around Ireland in the fight against COVID-19.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Qatar Airways is one of the world’s largest cargo operators and has an extensive network of more than 160 destinations using both freighters and passenger flights.The airline resumed flights to China on 30thMarch to support the global supply chain, which includes the transportation of urgent medical relief aid essential to the global fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.Commenting on the flight Mary Considine, CEO Shannon Group, which operates Shannon Airport said: “We were delighted to facilitate the arrival of this much welcomed consignment of medical supplies.“As an essential service our airport remains open to facilitate cargo and repatriation flights at this unprecedented time.” she said.center_img Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Linkedin LimerickNewsQatar plane carrying vital medical equipment in the fight against COVID-19 touches down at Shannon AirportBy Meghann Scully – April 3, 2020 505 Advertisementlast_img read more

Gray wolf’s fate in Colorado could be decided by voters

first_imgWaitandshoot/iStock(NEW YORK) — Colorado voters soon will have the unique opportunity to help decide the fate of an entire species. A question on whether to reintroduce the gray wolf, a species widely eradicated in the western United States in the 1940s, has been added to the ballot. The gray wolf, or Canis lupis, once roamed freely throughout much of the U.S. but was extirpated from most of the lower 48 states by the 20th century, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The last gray wolf native to Colorado was killed in 1945, at the end of a 70-year campaign spearheaded by the federal government on behalf of the livestock industry, said Rob Edward, president of the Rocky Mountain Wolf Action Fund, the leading campaign in support of reintroducing the species to the state. Prior to that period, the gray wolf was a “keystone species” in the West, according to the organization.Gray wolves are needed to restore the state’s ecological balance, advocates sayScientific data shows that wolves are “critical components” of the ecosystem and that their absence has negative consequences, Edward told ABC News. Western Colorado, the area east of the Rocky Mountains where the reintroduction of the gray wolf has been proposed, is home to the largest elk and deer population in the U.S., Edward said. However, in places like Rock Mountain National Park, the animals are sedentary and browse all of the vegetation “down to the ground,” which leads to erosion from rivers and streams and the disruption of other habitats. This is largely because their biggest predators — wolves — are not causing the populations to move locations, Edward said.Colorado is a “fine place for wolves to be” due to the habitat and plenty of “good prey,” John Vucetich, a professor of wildlife ecology for Michigan Technological University, told ABC News. In addition, wolves limit the spread of disease, such as Chronic Wasting Disease, by eliminating vulnerable animals from the population, according to the organization.Wolves and humans can’t coexist peacefully, according to the oppositionThe Stop the Wolf Coalition, the leading organization opposing the initiative in Colorado, believes that reintroducing wolves to the state will actually lead to “unknown consequences” in spreading Chronic Wasting Disease because of the species’ ability to travel vast distances, according to its website. The coalition also believes that conflicts between humans and wolves is “inevitable” and that attacks on pets will increase due to a shrinking habitat.In addition, the coalition warns that wolves can be a “significant factor” in the decline of big-game herds and that 43% of all confirmed livestock depredations by wolves occurred on private property. However, Edward stated that data from the reintroduction of the species to the Northern Rock Mountains shows that 99.95% of livestock in the region have not been affected. A representative from the coalition did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.Colorado received enough signatures to add the vote to the 2020 ballotColorado’s Department of State announced Monday that Initiative 107, titled “Restoration of Gray Wolves,” qualified for the 2020 general election ballot after receiving more than 215,000 qualified signatures, 111% more than what was required. This shows that the initiative has public support, Edward said, and Vucetich said he believes people’s attitudes toward wolves are “sufficiently positive” and that the species and Colorado residents would “coexist just fine.” The measure would require the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission to create a plan to reintroduce and manage the species on designated lands west of the continental divide by the end of 2023. It would also prohibit the commission from imposing restrictions on land, water or resources on private landowners for the plan and require state government to “fairly compensate” owners for losses of livestock caused by the wolves. If approved by voters, the measure will take effect within 30 days after the vote is completed. It could be the first time in U.S. history that voters considered the reintroduction of a species. In 2016, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission stated that it supported the presence of wolves in Colorado but via natural migration, rather than reintroduction. The commission also urged that the wolves be allowed to live with “non-boundaries” where they find habitat and that they be left “wherever found,” provided they are not causing problems. In addition, the commission recommended that conflicts with wolves be resolved using non-lethal methods and that funding for the wolves come from sources other than sales of hunting licenses. The commission has not commented on the current ballot, according to ABC Denver affiliate KMGH-TV.Reintroduction into Colorado would not be immediateEven if Colorado residents vote to reintroduce the gray wolf, the state will not have control over its future unless the species is removed from the federal Endangered Species Act in Colorado. In March 2019, the Trump administration proposed to remove the gray wolf from its list of endangered and threatened wildlife and is expected to make a determination by March of this year. If the wolf is de-listed, reintroducing the species would still be a long-term process on how to proceed, which could include a period of public comment, Rebecca Ferrell, a public information officer with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, told KMGH last month. If the FWS does not remove the gray wolf from the endangered list, state legislature would have to give the CPW approval to begin reintroducing the wolf, Ferrell said. The FWS did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.Why scientists believe the gray wolf should be de-listed as endangeredTwo months after the Department of the Interior announced the proposal to remove gray wolves from the endangered species list, more than 100 scientists signed an open letter objecting to the proposal. Vucetich and Michael Nelson, a professor of environmental ethics and philosophy at Oregon State University, both of whom signed the letter, argue that wolves do not yet meet the standard for removing them from the Endangered Species Act. Wolves have been federally protected since they were added to the Endangered Species Act in 1978, which prompted the re-introduction of wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming as well as the Great Lakes and Southwest, Edward said. Gray wolves historically had the greatest natural range of living terrestrial mammals, according to the Smithsonian National Zoo. Today, they are distributed to the open tundra and forests primarily in Alaska, Canada and the northern U.S. — at just 15% of their former range, both scientists said. However, when the proposal to remove the gray wolf from the endangered species act was made last year, Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, a Colorado native, said the species “no longer meets the definition” of a threatened species. The last estimate of gray wolves in the lower 48 states stood at 5,680, according to the FWS, which describe their populations as “stable” and “growing.” However, the act states that the species must return to a “significant portion” of its former range, Nelson and Vucetich said. “It’s not about viability,” said Nelson, citing the law. “It’s really about geography.” The gray wolf populations were de-listed in the Northern Rocky Mountains in 2011 and 2012 due to population recovery and remain under state management, according to FWS. Potential economic impacts in the stateThe prevalence of the wolves could also reduce the quantity of animals available for hunting, such as deer and elk, according to the initiative. This could then have an economic impact on businesses that facilitate hunting as well as state and local government revenue from hunting-related fees and taxes. Conversely, the initiative states that the presence of the wolves could have a positive effect on the health of some of the state’s ecosystems, which will then promote participation in “non-consumptive” forms of outdoor recreation and could increase revenue to businesses and governments that facilitate those activities.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

OPEC extends oil output cut by nine months to fight glut

first_imgBy Rania El Gamal, Ernest Scheyder and Alex LawlerVIENNA (Reuters) – OPEC decided on Thursday to extend cuts in oil output by nine months to March 2018, OPEC delegates said, as the producer group battles a global glut of crude after seeing prices halve and revenues drop sharply in the past three years.The cuts are likely to be shared again by a dozen non-members led by top oil producer Russia, which reduced output in tandem with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries from January.OPEC’s cuts have helped push oil back above $50 a barrel this year, giving a fiscal boost to producers, many of which rely heavily on energy revenues and have had to burn through foreign-currency reserves to plug holes in their budgets.Oil’s earlier price decline, which started in 2014, forced Russia and Saudi Arabia to tighten their belts and led to unrest in some producing countries including Venezuela and Nigeria.The price rise this year has spurred growth in the U.S. shale industry, which is not participating in the output deal, thus slowing the market’s rebalancing with global crude stocks still near record highs.By 1050 GMT, Brent crude had fallen 1.5 percent to around $53 per barrel as market bulls were disappointed OPEC would not deepen the cuts or extend them by as long as 12 months.OPEC oil ministers were continuing their discussions in Vienna. Non-OPEC producers were scheduled to meet OPEC later in the day.In December, OPEC agreed its first production cuts in a decade and the first joint cuts with non-OPEC, led by Russia, in 15 years. The two sides decided to remove about 1.8 million barrels per day from the market in the first half of 2017, equal to 2 percent of global production.Despite the output cut, OPEC kept exports fairly stable in the first half of 2017 as its members sold oil from stocks.The move kept global oil stockpiles near record highs, forcing OPEC first to suggest extending cuts by six months, but later proposing to prolong them by nine months and Russia offering an unusually long duration of 12 months.“There have been suggestions (of deeper cuts), many member countries have indicated flexibility but … that won’t be necessary,” Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said before the meeting.He added that OPEC members Nigeria and Libya would still be excluded from cuts as their output remained curbed by unrest.Falih also said Saudi oil exports were set to decline steeply from June, thus helping to speed up market rebalancing.OPEC sources have said the Thursday meeting will highlight a need for long-term cooperation with non-OPEC producers.The group could also send a message to the market that it will seek to curtail its oil exports.“Russia has an upcoming election and Saudis have the Aramco share listing next year so they will indeed do whatever it takes to support oil prices,” said Gary Ross, head of global oil at PIRA Energy, a unit of S&P Global Platts.OPEC has a self-imposed goal of bringing stocks down from a record high of 3 billion barrels to their five-year average of 2.7 billion.“We have seen a substantial drawdown in inventories that will be accelerated,” Falih said. “Then, the fourth quarter will get us to where we want.”(Additional reporting by Ahmad Ghaddar, Vladimir Soldatkin and Shadia Nasralla; Writing by Dmitry Zhdannikov; Editing by Dale Hudson)last_img read more

Ivy Tech Lawrenceburg introduces new staff members

first_imgSusanne Hamner of Madison is an Assistant Professor of Communication. She previously served as an Ivy Tech adjunct faculty member and online technology coordinator and provided learning center educational generalist support for College Cooperative Southeast. She also worked as marketing director for Trammel Grow Residential Development in its Houston, Texas, Southern California and Indianapolis offices. She earned master’s degrees in communication from Purdue University and human resource development from Indiana State University. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism/public relations from Ball State University. Shelby Hochstrasser of Greendale is an Assistant Professor of Nursing. She has seven years of patient care experience, including as an Emergency Department Registered Nurse and a Vascular Access Registered Nurse at St. Elizabeth Hospital and as a Humana Cares Manager Registered Nurse. She earned her master’s degree in nursing leadership and management and bachelor’s degree in nursing, both from Western Governors University, and an associate degree in nursing from Beckfield College. “Our faculty members have an immense amount of experience and talent to provide Ivy Tech students with a high-quality education that will help them be successful,” said Matthew Probst, Ivy Tech Lawrenceburg Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. “We welcome the new faculty members and look forward to their contributions to our campus and our students’ education.” Amanda Purcell of Aurora is an Assistant Professor and Program Chair of Education. She previously taught language arts at Lawrenceburg High School and was an early College Instructor for the high school and Vincennes University. She received the Philip B. Daghlian High School Teacher of English Award from Indiana University in 2014 and was the Lawrenceburg High School Teacher of the Year the past four years and in 2007. She also received the Lawrenceburg High School Jack Anderson Award in 2010 and 2013. She earned a master’s degree in education from Xavier University and a bachelor’s degree in English from College of Mount St. Joseph. She also completed journalism licensing for the state of Indiana.center_img Lawrenceburg, In. — Ivy Tech Community College Lawrenceburg officials have introduced five new full-time faculty members with substantial experience in nursing, communication, biology and education.Lori Grubbs of Moores Hill is an Assistant Professor of Nursing. She previously worked as an adjunct nursing faculty member for Gateway Community College, Indiana University East and Ivy Tech Richmond. She has nursing experience as a Registered Nurse at St. Elizabeth Health Care and Community Mental Health. She also has worked as a home healthcare provider. She is a Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse and has Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support certification. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from Indiana University Richmond, her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Indiana University East and her associate degree in nursing from Ivy Tech Community College. Andrew Higginbotham of Cincinnati is an Assistant Professor of Physical Science. He previously taught as part of a fellowship at the University of Dayton and was a teaching apprentice at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati. He has experience as an adjunct biology instructor at Ivy Tech Lawrenceburg; Midlands Technical College in Columbus, South Carolina; Longview Community College in Lee’s Summit, Missouri; and Georgia Perimeter College in Covington, Georgia. He is pursuing his doctorate in history of biblical interpretation specializing in early rabbinic thought at Hebrew Unio College-Jewish Institute of Region. He holds a master’s degree in teaching from University of South Carolina, and a master’s in biblical languages and a Master of Divinity from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri. He earned his bachelor’s degree in biology at the University of South Carolina.last_img read more