Casa de Sombra / Bade Stageberg Cox

first_imgArchDaily Projects Houses Casa de Sombra / Bade Stageberg Cox Year:  Engineering:Scott WilliamsonConsultants:Tri-County PoolsDesign Team:Timothy Bade, Jane Stageberg, Martin Cox, Rob Bundy, Eimear ArthurCity:AustinCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Whit PrestonRecommended ProductsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82WoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesText description provided by the architects. BSC’s design of this 5,000 SF house for a family of 7 explores the integration of indoor and outdoor living in response to the high temperatures and rainfall of Austin, TX, balancing solidity and weight with lightness and transparency.Save this picture!© Whit PrestonThe site, in one of Austin’s fast-growing suburban neighborhoods, is situated on a limestone bluff 8 feet higher than the street, affording the house a surprising degree of privacy, and views over the neighboring houses to downtown Austin. A stand of mature Live Oak trees on one side and an Ash on the other provide vital shading.Save this picture!© Whit PrestonThe house is organized around a central pool courtyard, to create an outdoor gathering space for the family and their many guests. The courtyard is exquisitely private, light-filled and animated through the permeable skin of the rooms encircling it. Large windows and sliding doors provide cross-ventilation and connect the interior social spaces to outdoor rooms, the front courtyard and backyard.Save this picture!© Whit PrestonSave this picture!1st Floor PlanSave this picture!© Whit PrestonA double-height living room has movable shutters to provide sun control while letting dappled light in to animate the interiors. The shutters, fabricated by a local metalworker, are formed from water-jet cut aluminum panels inspired by moon phase charts. The perforations are bent at random angles to form a light-reflecting louver at each opening. BSC adapted the perforated design for the carport screen, courtyard gates, entry gate (in weathering steel) and custom exterior light fixtures. Their patterned shadows heighten one’s sense of the passing of the day.Save this picture!© Whit PrestonSun-tracking computer modeling enabled us to calibrate the extended roof planes that maintain visual connections between inside and out, to minimize solar heat gain in the summer and allow passive heating in winter. Designed to respond to the local climate, Casa de Sombra conforms to the latest LEED standards. The sloping roof planes direct rainwater to a 3,000-gallon underground cistern, to irrigate the planted areas of the site, while terraced weathering steel ‘rain gardens’ collect run-off for desert plantings. A zoned split HVAC system and extra insulation allow the house to outperform local energy code. Zero VOC products and low-flow plumbing fixtures add to its sustainable performance.Save this picture!© Whit PrestonSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Whit PrestonThe structure consists of wood framing augmented with exposed steel columns and cantilevered steel beams. BSC chose natural materials for their sensory qualities; the warm red-brown of mesquite, the cool smoothness of ground concrete floors, the powdery quality of sanded aluminum, the raw solidity of board-form concrete and weathering steel. The materials create a palette that will patina over time and endure in a desert climate.Save this picture!© Whit PrestonProject gallerySee allShow lessNew Images of Chicago’s Tallest Residential Rental Tower RevealedArchitecture NewsHampshire House / Niall McLaughlin ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Save this picture!© Whit Preston+ 25Curated by Paula Pintos Share Bade Stageberg Cox Casa de Sombra / Bade Stageberg CoxSave this projectSaveCasa de Sombra / Bade Stageberg Cox Photographs:  Whit Preston Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses, Houses Interiors, Sustainability•Austin, United States Manufacturers: Sonneman, Aguado Stone, Brian Chilton Design, Tri-County Pools United States CopyAbout this officeBade Stageberg CoxOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsSustainabilityAustinUnited StatesPublished on March 15, 2019Cite: “Casa de Sombra / Bade Stageberg Cox” 15 Mar 2019. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Lead Architects: Area:  5000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs “COPY” 2016 Architects: Bade Stageberg Cox Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

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News story: Independent review of foster care published

first_imgAn independent review of foster care in England has been published today, setting out recommendations to improve the fostering system for children and foster carers.The independent review, commissioned by the Department for Education and conducted by Sir Martin Narey and Mark Owers, looked at the purpose of foster care and what it means to those closely involved in the system.It makes 36 recommendations for government, local authorities and independent fostering agencies including: We welcome this thorough and insightful report into the fostering system, which first and foremost is about identifying and addressing the needs of children in foster care. The report gives us an opportunity to celebrate foster care and to recognise the invaluable role foster parents play in the lives of vulnerable children. We are committed to supporting them in this role, and that’s why we recently announced that we will extend our 30-hour childcare offer to foster children to provide extra help for foster parents. We will carefully consider the review’s recommendations, alongside those from the Education Select Committee, over the coming months to determine how they can help us to make sustainable improvements to the fostering system and to the outcomes for looked after children. Ensuring foster carers are supported and included in decision-making; Improving foster placement commissioning, and matching; Greater stability and permanence for children and young people in foster care. The review is part of the government’s drive to ensure that children living in foster care have access to a stable and loving environment and foster carers get the support they need. This includes the announcement in December 2017 that the government will extend its 30-hour childcare offer to foster carers.Nadhim Zahawi MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families, said: To conduct the review Sir Martin Narey and Mark Owers drew on a wide range of information, including a public call for evidence as well as meetings with local authorities, independent fostering agencies, representative organisations, academics, foster carers and children and young people.The Department published a report in July, which brought together existing evidence around the fostering system to provide an overview of current provision.New statistics also published today provide additional analysis on looked-after children in foster care, which helped to inform the review.The review also includes a survey of the views and experiences of children in foster care, conducted by the Children’s Commissioner, Anne Longfield.Reviewer Sir Martin Narey said: Twenty-four hours a day, 365 days of the year, foster carers help children in care to feel safe, loved and part of their family. We can be proud of fostering, local authorities and independent fostering agencies alike. But we can do better. Foster carers must consistently get the support they need and the respect they deserve. More children need to enjoy placement stability and a genuine sense of permanence. Commissioning has to improve. We need to help more people, and with greater diversity, to become foster carers. We are confident that our recommendations will improve foster care in England. And his co-reviewer, Mark Owers said: Foster Carers make a remarkable contribution to the lives of children often damaged by neglect and that contribution needs to be recognised. But fostering can be made even more effective, and could make an even greater contribution to the welfare to some of the country’s most disadvantaged children. Foster Carers must be allowed much greater authority in making decisions about the children in their care and they need to be liberated to offer the physical affection which is a vital and necessary part of most children’s healthy upbringing. We make 36 recommendations and if all were to be implemented, as I hope they will be, then local authorities will have foster carers who are better motivated and better appreciated. And they will be offering greater permanency for children whose lives in care are too often disrupted. At the same time local authorities should make significant financial savings through obtaining better deals from most of the independent fostering providers, the commissioning of which is too often inadequate. The Government will respond to the report and the recommendations in Spring 2018, setting out the future programme of work for the fostering system.last_img read more

Henry Winkler & Kristin Chenoweth Advised Marlee Matlin to Take Spring Awakening Role

first_img Star Files Spring Awakening Related Shows View Comments Oscar winner Marlee Matlin is set to make her Broadway debut in Spring Awakening in a few short weeks, but the decision to come to the Great White Way was not one she took lightly.“My mind’s been blown,” Matlin told about her experience in rehearsal with the Deaf West production. She added that before she took the role, she consulted some of her Broadway pals for guidance: “I talked to Henry Winker and Kristin Chenoweth long and hard, two hours both,” the actress told us.Apparently, the Fonz and Glinda gave her a thumbs up; all Matlin had to do was ask to her family for a green light.“I asked my husband and my family and my four kids, ‘Have you ever heard of Broadway?’” Matlin recalled. “They looked at me like, ‘What?! Are you crazy or something? Of course we know Broadway!’ Matlin told them, “‘Well, that’s where I’m going, is that OK with you?’ When they said yes, the actress said her “whole world turned around.” She added, “It’s such an honor, and it’s great to be working with everybody. It’s been 30 years since I’ve been on a stage, so we shall see how it goes.”The revival of Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater’s Tony-winning Spring Awakening begins performances at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on September 8 and opens on September 27. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 24, 2016 Kristin Chenowethlast_img read more

Federal Police Continue to Monitor Terrorist Suspects in Brazil

first_imgBrazil’s Federal Police (PF, for its Portuguese acronym)continues to monitor individuals suspected of sympathizing with and takingaction on behalf of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS (Islamic State ofIraq and Syria) or Daesh, on the eve of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, which beginon August 5th. On July 21st, 12 people were arrested as part of OperationHashtag, deployed by the PF in the Brazilian states of Amazonas, Ceará, Goiás,Mato Grosso, Minas Gerais, Paraíba, Paraná, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul,and São Paulo. The operation’s goal was to break up a group showing clearsigns that it intended to commit terrorist attacks and other criminal actionsduring Rio 2016. This is the first counterterrorism police operation in Brazilafter Law 13,260/2016 was made public at the beginning of this year, providingfor the investigation, processing, and reformulation of the approach toterrorism. All told, 14 people were targeted during the operation:Alisson Luan de Oliveira; Antonio Andrade dos Santos Junior; Daniel FreitasBaltazar; Hortencio Yoshitake; Israel Pedra Mesquita; Leandro França deOliveira; Leonid El Kadre de Melo; Levi Ribeiro Fernandes de Jesus; Marco MarioDuarte; Mohamad Mounir Zakaria; Oziris Moris Lundi dos Santos Azevedo; ValdirPereira da Rocha; Vitor Barbosa Magalhães, and an adolescent whose identity hasbeen protected. The names are part of the 10 percent who stood out most topolice because of the content that they had browsed and shared on the Internet,such as assassinations and preparatory acts for possible attacks, like bomb-making. The other 90 percent are being monitored for havingexhibited suspicious behavior by visiting websites and propaganda that supportextremist acts and groups, like ISIS, Al-Qaida, and Hezbollah, on more than twooccasions. The 12 detainees were transferred to a maximum securityfederal prison located in Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul. The prison iscurrently home to the most dangerous of criminals, like the Brazilian drug lordFernandinho Beira-Mar, and previously housed Colombian drug dealer Juan CarlosRamírez Abadía. The suspects are expected to be individually chargedaccording to their involvement in the crimes of promoting a terroristorganization and engaging in preparatory acts of terrorism, both provided forin the new law. The penalty for the first crime is a fiveto-eight year prisonsentence plus a fine, while those who carry out preparatory acts are givensentences varying from three to 15 years in prison. Suspects weredreaming of paradise According to the prosecutor in charge of Operation Hashtag,Rafael Brum Miron, the individuals suspected of associating with terrorismstated that the Olympics were an opportunity for them to get to paradise. “They were all very aggressive and said the same thing:’we have to kill infidels, take advantage of the Olympics to get to paradise’and were sending videos of killings. And they also shared instructions andformulas amongst themselves for making bombs,” Miron said, in an interviewwith the newspaper Folha de S. Paulo. Also according to the prosecutor, the suspects hademphasized the need to act on their own as “lone wolves.” Despitethis fact, the investigation noted that the group did not have funding norwould it be able to act immediately. “None of them was wealthy; they didn’thave any funds. They wanted to travel to Syria and also didn’t have anymoney,” said Miron, who had collaborative assistance from the FBI,America’s federal police. Despite being deemed amateurs by Brazilian ministersAlexandre de Moraes (Justice) and Raul Jungmann (Defense), prosecutor Mironemphasized that this doesn’t mean that the suspects did not pose a threat.”Until the end of the Olympic Games, on August 21st, all of the nearly 90suspects will be monitored,” he said. The only case considered delicate by the BFP involves aFrench-Algerian physicist and former professor at the Federal University of Riode Janeiro (UFRJ), Adlène Hicheur, who served two years and seven months injail in France for “association with criminals seeking to plan a terroristattack,” supposedly involved with Al-Qaida. In 2013, he arrived in Brazil to work as a visitingprofessor at UFRJ and, in January of this year, he made the cover of themagazine Época, under the headline “A Terrorist in Brazil”, beforebeing deported to France by the Brazilian government on July 15th. The suspects’profiles The PF Counterterrorism Division’s investigations began inApril of this year, and involved 130 agents who issued 12 arrest warrants, 14search and seizure orders, and two bench warrants (when suspects are takenagainst their will before police or court authorities). Below are the profiles of those suspected of sympathizingwith and engaging in preparatory acts for terrorist attacks in Brazil duringthe Rio 2016 Olympic Games: Levi Ribeiro Fernandes de Jesus, 21 years old, baptizedMuhammad Ali Huraia after converting to Islam. Minister Alexandre de Moraes hasnamed him the group’s leader. A native of Guarulhos, São Paulo, he moved toColombo, Paraná, and worked at a supermarket in Curitiba. Leonid El Kadre de Melo – baptized Abu Khalled – served sixyears in prison for theft and homicide and lived in Vila Bela da SantíssimaTrindade, Mato Grosso, where he was a construction worker. Valdir Pereira da Rocha, baptized Mahmoud, was arrested inVila Bela da Santíssima Trindade, Mato Grosso. He is a personal friend ofLeonid de Melo, who also served six years in prison for theft and homicide. Lebanese citizen Mohamad Mounir Zakaria was arrested in SãoPaulo, where he owned a clothing store. Separated and father to three children,he worked as a sales representative and frequented the Pari Mosque, which hasthe largest number of Muslim mosque-goers in Brazil. Twenty-seven-year-old Oziris Moris Lundi dos Santos Azevedo,baptized Ali Lundi, is a native of and was arrested in Manaus, Amazonas. Heworked at the Integrated Center of Security Operations of Amazonia for twoyears, before quitting his job in April. Thirty-four-year-old Antonio Andrade dos Santos Junior,baptized Antonio Ahmed Andrade at the time of his conversion to Islam in 2000,was arrested in João Pessoa, Paraíba. He is a boxer and is considered toespouse radical interpretations of the Islamic religion. Alisson Luan de Oliveira is 19 years old and was arrested inSaquarema, Rio de Janeiro. Considered an introspective young man, he haspracticed Islam for two years, and worked with computer recycling. Twenty-three-year-old Vitor Barbosa Magalhães,baptized VitorAbdullah, was arrested in Guarulhos, São Paulo, is a tinsmith, and worked at acar repair shop with his father. He learned Arabic on a trip he took to Egyptin 2012, and gave lessons on the language. A native of Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Israel PedraMesquita was arrested in Morro Redondo, in the same state, where he had justmoved to 20 days prior. He raised animals for sale and his own consumptionthroughout his entire life. Marco Mario Duarte is 42 years old, was baptized ZaidDuarte, was born in São Luís, Maranhão, and was arrested in Amparo, São Paulo.He has ties to the blog “Islam Maranhão.” He plays rugby and paintball, inaddition to working at a restaurant. The other suspects are Daniel Freitas Baltazar, who has goneby the pseudonym Caio Pereira; Hortencio Yoshitake, also known as Teo Yoshi;and Leandro França de Oliveira, whose information was not disclosed by theFederal Police. By César Modesto/Diálogo July 27, 2016last_img read more

Heading into playoffs, Badgers peaking at right time

first_imgSophomore forward Michael Mersch has complimented the 10 points Mark Zengerle has scored the past five games, scoring eight points of his own with four assists and four goals in that span.[/media-credit]Just three weeks ago, the sun was setting quite early on the 2011-12 Wisconsin men’s hockey season. The Badgers had just dropped their fifth straight game, falling nearly to the bottom of the WCHA cellar with just lowly Alaska Anchorage dangling below them.After being eliminated from top six contention in the WCHA standings for a first round home playoff series, Wisconsin begrudgingly extended its losing streak to five games, at the hands of Denver in the Kohl Center and hit rock bottom. But apparently new life can be found in the eleventh hour for a team that never quit despite a series of hard-fought battles that failed to yield the positive results the Badgers had been searching for.“A month ago we were still trying to get home ice,” sophomore forward Michael Mersch said. “I think it was St. Cloud that things kind of fell apart, but we picked ourselves up from them, we realized we were going to have to go on the road and those road wins against Bemidji [State] and Minnesota helped us become a more confident team.”Suddenly, UW reeled off four consecutive victories, a game two win against Denver and three straight road games with a sweep over Bemidji State and a game one victory at No. 5 Minnesota, before Minnesota rallied in the third period of game two to halt Wisconsin’s streak Saturday.“I would argue that we played some good hockey before we had that big game against Denver,” UW head coach Mike Eaves said. “Everything came together by us scoring five goals and timely goals, but we played well in Mankato [against St. Cloud State]; we could have won both games. We played competitive up at North Dakota and then Denver at home, and Friday we weren’t very good, but Saturday [we won 5-2]. We have been doing good things for a while, and it came together that Saturday against Denver and we’ve been able to carry that on.”With the drastic change in results, the level of confidence Wisconsin is portraying increased dramatically. Immediately after the fifth consecutive loss, the players appeared to be as low as they had all season. For a team that started the season 1-8-1 on the road, a road playoff series was the last thing the Badgers were looking forward to. Now, they can’t wait.“The confidence plays a big factor,” Mersch said. “When we played Denver at home we kind of got a feel for them and what they play like. The win we had against them Saturday night was a big confidence boost for us.”Sophomore center Mark Zengerle lead the Badgers in points this season and also has been the primary catalyst during Wisconsin’s last five games, tallying 10 points on two goals and eight assists over that stretch.But it hasn’t been all about one or two individuals. Seventeen different players have scored points over the recent impressive streak.“We’re a pretty close team, and I think everyone has just been playing their part and wanting to win,” Zengerle said. “You get down to the end of the season and start looking and there is no, ‘Oh well. We’ve got next weekend.’ You are playing for your season and playing for your life out there.”Mersch too has put together a remarkable string of games, scoring eight points, second-most to Zengerle over that time, and says that working on the power play with Zengerle has helped boost the level of his game.“I think our power play is finding its niche, and I have been playing with Zengerle a little bit, so that obviously helps because he is a point getter and he produces offense,” Mersch said. “Things are just coming together at the right time and not just for me individually. Tyler [Barnes] has a great weekend in Minnesota, Mark almost has 50 points this year, obviously Justin [Schultz] is contributing and has been all season, but things are just starting to come together, and we’re getting some goals and points from our back line guys.The Badgers have said all season long that they felt like the team was a lot better than their record indicated. As the WCHA playoffs begin Friday, perhaps Wisconsin’s opening round matchup, Denver, and others will start to recognize that and fear a potential series with the Badgers.“We have talked since day one about being a championship caliber team,” Eaves said. “Now, there are certain elements that those championship-caliber teams have and we have been pushing for that all year. We’re closer to that now. Are we there? Only if we go on an unbelievable run, but that is why you play the game. That is what makes basketball crazy in March, you get the Cinderella teams, and we certainly fall in that category right now.”last_img read more