What Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein teaches us about the need for mothers

first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSFrankensteinMother’s Daytheconversation.com Previous articleBreaking News: Apopka police raid tax office on Central AvenueNext articleApopka Police Department Arrest Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! By Richard Gunderman, Chancellor’s Professor of Medicine, Liberal Arts, and Philanthropy, Indiana University.Note: This article was first published on theconversation.comMotherhood is getting considerable attention, even if much of the news is concerning. Fertility rates are falling in America as millennials decide not to have children. This should hardly come as a surprise. The cost of raising a child to adulthood has been increasing and real median household income has only just regained its 1999 level.At this time, when it could be argued that maternity is in decline, Mary Shelley’s classic work of literature, “Frankenstein,” celebrating its 200th anniversary this year, invites us to reflect on the deeper importance of mothers in our lives.Shelley, who published the work at the age of only 19, had many reasons to make motherhood a major theme. Her mother, the feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, had died from complications arising from her birth. Shelley’s own attempts at motherhood would result in multiple miscarriages and the deaths of three children. Not surprisingly, mothers in “Frankenstein” are conspicuous by their absence – with disastrous consequences.The creation of FrankensteinPortrait of Mary Shelley. Richard RothwellFrankenstein tells the tale of young scientist Victor Frankenstein, who is so horrified at the prospect of death that he seeks a means of restoring life to the deceased. He creates an 8-foot-tall humanoid creature, whose appearance renders it loathsome to all and to which he never gives a proper name. Spurned by its creator, the creature develops a desire for revenge and soon takes the lives of everyone dear to Victor.At numerous points, the novel highlights the devastating effects of maternal absence.To begin with, mothers in Frankenstein are quite short-lived. Victor Frankenstein’s mother, an orphan, dies of scarlet fever while nursing Victor’s “cousin” and eventual wife, Elizabeth. While on their honeymoon, Elizabeth too is killed by the monster. Justine, the Frankensteins’ housekeeper, is falsely convicted of the murder of Victor’s younger brother, also grows up motherless.Frankenstein’s most dramatic instance of motherlessness is the monster itself, a human being created by a man alone. Reflecting on this feat, Victor remarks that “no father could claim the gratitude of his child so completely” as he would deserve of the new race of creatures he sought to create.Simply put, he devises a new way of bestowing life that completely sidesteps the need for conception, pregnancy, and childbirth.Yet Victor had not done away entirely with the need for maternity. For though he had “selected the creature’s features as beautiful,” the moment he beholds it stirring, he recoils.“The beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart.”Unbound by any maternal affection or calling, Victor is “unable to endure” the being he had created and rushes out of the room. His creation was never part of him, and he feels at liberty to abandon it.When the creator matters moreThe roots of the problem lie largely in the fact that Victor has moved procreation from the domain of the natural – the purview of Mother Nature – to that of the technological.His quest is a purely scientific one – a study of chemistry, anatomy and the decay of the human body. It is so devoid of any regard for the sanctity of life that Victor came to regard a churchyard as nothing more than a “receptacle of bodies deprived of life,” implying that a living child might be little more than a body not yet deprived of life.To him, there is nothing mysterious about life and death. The animation of lifeless matter looms before him as nothing more than a daunting but purely technical challenge. He dreams of the power “to renew life” and becomes so engrossed in this one pursuit that his eyes “become insensible to the charms of nature,” including the unfolding of the seasons around him. A “single great object” swallows up “every habit of his nature.” In short, his scientific quest has left him with no appreciation for life’s beauty and mystery.What long reigned as one of the most mysterious and awe-inspiring experiences in human life – the birth of a human being – has in Victor’s mind become little more than proof of his own greatness:“I was surprised that among so many men of genius who had directed their enquiries toward the same science, I alone should be reserved to discover so astonishing a secret.”To Victor, the act of creation says much less about the creature than the creator.Devoid of the feminine, bringing forth new life becomes a completely masculine act, an exercise of mastery and control over a reluctant but ultimately compliant nature. Victor’s cold detachment from his creation contrasts sharply with the experience of childbirth as described by those who have been through it – a description not of conquest but endurance and the unfolding of something that resists control.The experience of labor and birthConsider this account of labor by the 20th-century activist Dorothy Day in her essay, “Having a Baby: A Christmas Story”:“Where before there had been waves, there were now tidal waves. Earthquake and fire swept my body. My spirit was a battleground on which thousands were butchered in a most horrible manner.”It is not difficult to imagine Day having just read Frankenstein’s account of bringing forth new life when she penned these lines about men giving birth:“‘What do they know about it, the idiots?’ I thought. And it gave me pleasure to imagine one of them in the throes of childbirth. How they would groan and holler and rebel. And wouldn’t they make everybody else miserable around them?”In Day’s account, gestation and childbirth are not like pushing buttons on a control panel but a journey along which the mother is swept – something she does not so much choose as endure. And when it is over, she is presented with a baby fashioned less by her than in her and through her. The form of the baby, from its generic sex to its distinctive features, is a joyful surprise even to the woman who has served as the home of its development for over three-quarters of a year.Dorothy Day in a 1916 photo. Unknown photographerFor Victor, the process is quite different. He too is surprised, but his surprise reflects the fact that, although he has in fact painstakingly selected each of the creature’s features, the end result turns out radically different from what he envisioned. He thought every aspect of the creature was subject to his control, but instead of a superman, he has produced a monster. His horror is magnified by the fact that his creature is his product, while Dorothy Day receives her daughter as something more akin to a gift.What does a mother add?Thanks to “Frankenstein,” we can pose a question the answer to which would have seemed obvious throughout most of the course of human history: What does a mother add? The answer, in simplest terms, is that mothers add to life something that Victor Frankenstein – who treats the whole process of creation as nothing more than a challenge to his own ingenuity – is unable even to recognize, let alone wield: the power of a love that puts creature before creator.Victor has made something new, but it was never a part of him, and from the moment he lays eyes on it he seeks to disassociate himself from it. Because the creature’s appearance disappoints him, he feels within his rights to turn his back on it – to abandon it to a world utterly unprepared to receive it. The circumstances of the creature’s birth may be monstrous, but it is not yet a monstrosity. Only by depriving it of any semblance of love does Victor create a true monster.By showing us a world from which mothers are largely absent, Mary Shelley reminds us that the genius of motherhood lies less in biological reproduction than in the capacity to love. Human beings need love to develop and thrive. We honor this capacity of mothers when we say that someone has a face that “only a mother could love.”Perhaps Victor’s creature would never have developed into a monster in the first place, if only it had enjoyed the love of a mother. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! 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Fortress House / ITN Architects

first_img Area:  260 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Year:  CopyAbout this officeITN ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMelbourneWoodHousesAustraliaPublished on November 02, 2010Cite: “Fortress House / ITN Architects” 02 Nov 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogHandshowerhansgroheHand ShowersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP VersoCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemMetal PanelsTrimoModular Metal Wall – Qbiss OneConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Gun Metal Grey with Arconic Tectur-Al™GlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationBeams / PillarsBlumer LehmannTimber Construction in Cambridge MosquePorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – 9Cento MosaicTiles / Mosaic / GresiteRakoFloor and Wall Tiles – Serie PiazzettaMore 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 Houses “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/85485/fortress-house-itn-architects Clipboard Projects Save this picture!© Albert Comper+ 22 Share CopyHouses•Melbourne, Australia Architects: ITN Architects Area Area of this architecture project Fortress House / ITN ArchitectsSave this projectSaveFortress House / ITN Architects Photographs:  Albert ComperText description provided by the architects. This coastal house was designed as a literal interpretation of the client’s initial brief. They requested a very private retreat, anti-social, even unfriendly to the street, as a counterpoint to their sociable city lives. Save this picture!© Albert ComperRecommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Façade Cladding – Matt SurfaceConsole tablesBoConceptLos Angeles Lounge Table 6270ChairsAndreu WorldCloé – ChairThe only 2 windows to the street frontage are deep set and high, allowing no interior views, and the main 1st floor entry is reached via a 6 metre bridge. It is only once beyond this uninviting threshold, that the house gradually begins to open up to the surrounding ti tree covered dunes, with carefully selected views. This comes to a dramatic conclusion with the 6.5 metre tall window at the far end of the central spine of the house. Save this picture!© Albert ComperThe form and materials of the building draw upon the 1950s to 1970s Australian weekender, with added luxury only in the generosity of the interior spaces. The no fuss raw timber exterior combined with rusted steel balustrades will streak and fade with time, slowing taking on the grey and olive of the surrounding vegetation. Save this picture!© Albert ComperThe simple palette of all timber exterior, the timber and white concrete and plaster interior was selected to avoid any high gloss contemporary finishes. It is a simple robust interior designed to accommodate the old op shop furniture and relaxed messiness that is an enjoyable part of the beach house experience. Save this picture!© Albert ComperThere was a conscious aim for an “ordinary” architecture, with forms, layout, details and materials as simple and obvious as possible. Save this picture!© Albert ComperAlthough it was a frustrating 6 years from conception to completion, it is one of the most satisfying projects I have worked on, where the both the clients and builder worked very hard to get the best result possible, with a relatively small budget.Save this picture!© Albert ComperProject gallerySee allShow lessIs China Architects’ New Dubai?ArticlesEgyptian Pavilion for the Venice BiennaleArticles Share Australia ArchDaily Fortress House / ITN Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/85485/fortress-house-itn-architects Clipboard 2008 “COPY”last_img read more

Calcara House / Modulor Progettazioni + Vincenzo Zito

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/122244/calcara-house-modulor-progettazioni-vincenzo-zito Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/122244/calcara-house-modulor-progettazioni-vincenzo-zito Clipboard Italy Projects CopyHouses•Italy “COPY” CopyAbout this officeModulor ProgettazioniOfficeFollowVincenzo ZitoOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesItalyPublished on March 26, 2011Cite: “Calcara House / Modulor Progettazioni + Vincenzo Zito” 26 Mar 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Calcara House / Modulor Progettazioni + Vincenzo ZitoSave this projectSaveCalcara House / Modulor Progettazioni + Vincenzo Zito Architects: Modulor Progettazioni, Vincenzo Zito Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!Courtesy of Vincenzo Maria Corseri, Giuseppe Arnone+ 20 Share Year:  2009 Calcara House / Modulor Progettazioni + Vincenzo Zito Text description provided by the architects. A small, two-story vacation house with an attached one-room apartment that comprises a third floor, located in the small fishing village of Selinunte in south western Sicily. It is in close proximity to the former train station and it represents a pragmatic example of our architectural style, which relies on understanding the context and urban fabric in which a building will be placed. Save this picture!Courtesy of Vincenzo Maria Corseri, Giuseppe ArnoneRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreThe construction is laid out over the entire lot, from which it takes its positioning, its characteristics and its odd, trapezoid shape which stretches out along a virtual axis going from North-West to South-East. Save this picture!Courtesy of Vincenzo Maria Corseri, Giuseppe ArnoneThe house, which seems as though it were an extension of the lot itself, has its first floor, including the entrance, off of the street, while the second and third floors are closed off from it, giving it a decisively private feel where one can retire to an intimate and comfortable living space away from the heat and bustle that the summer brings. Save this picture!Courtesy of Vincenzo Maria Corseri, Giuseppe ArnoneThe desire to keep visual contact with the two most important views, those of the sea to the South and the archaeological ruins to the North-West, is what determined the complete extroversion of the third floor apartment, which is characterized by the clean lines of the outlets that frame the landscape. It can be reached by a stairway whose shape and lighting work together to emphasize the upwards movement. Save this picture!Courtesy of Vincenzo Maria Corseri, Giuseppe ArnoneCasa Calcara can easily be considered compatible with the surrounding landscape, as both its physical characteristics (due to the adaptation of clean lines, a color palette that matches that of the local building tradition, and the lack of decorative frills) and the building techniques and materials used (wooden window and door frames, Li Vigni plaster, marble from the surrounding area, etc.) allow it to be included in the same stylistic vein as that of Sicilian architecture, which, in turn, falls into the larger branch of architecture known as “Critical Regionalism”, defined by its desire to marry the aesthetics of Post-Rationalism (coming from an international background), with the most liberal interpretation of Mediterranean architecture. Save this picture!Courtesy of Vincenzo Maria Corseri, Giuseppe ArnoneIn closing, the voluminous open spaces created by the internal double-height and external triple-height not only provide added spaciousness and accent lighting, but they also allow for a natural ventilation of the open spaces, reducing, with the help of specific materials and constructive techniques, the consumption of energy for Winter heating and Summer cooling.Save this picture!Courtesy of Vincenzo Maria Corseri, Giuseppe ArnoneProject gallerySee allShow lessStockholmsporten / Erik Giudice ArchitectsArticlesMOCA Expansion Awarded to Gwathmey Siegel & Associates ArchitectsArticles Share “COPY” Houseslast_img read more

House In Costa Brava / Garcés – De Seta – Bonet

first_img 2012 “COPY” ArchDaily CopyHouses•Spain Spain Projects House In Costa Brava / Garcés – De Seta – Bonet ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/507096/house-in-costa-brava-garces-de-seta-bonet Clipboard CopyAbout this officeGarcés – De Seta – BonetOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesSpainPublished on May 23, 2014Cite: “House In Costa Brava / Garcés – De Seta – Bonet” 23 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore 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 Year:  Year: center_img “COPY” House In Costa Brava / Garcés – De Seta – BonetSave this projectSaveHouse In Costa Brava / Garcés – De Seta – Bonet Architects: Garcés – De Seta – Bonet Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/507096/house-in-costa-brava-garces-de-seta-bonet Clipboard photographs:  Adrià GoulaPhotographs:  Adrià GoulaText description provided by the architects. The utmost attention was paid to the good placement of the house on a plot with a slope parallel to the sea and good solar orientation.Consequently the project is developed linearly occupying the entire waterfront and the main option consists in extending the house at basement level obtaining the maximum possible length.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADThe overflowing swimming pool aligns with this arm complemented by a pergola which allows a direct connection of the outside with the underground area: gym and other facilities.The volume of the master bedroom on the lower ground floor is used as a terrace.The main building is complemented by an auxiliary construction placed at the access upper level.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe sum of white stucco bodies, placed in strict order and constantly drilled with identical rectangular holes, allows appreciating, by contrast, the existing natural shapes.Project gallerySee allShow lessHappy Cities and Stranger Danger: An Interview with DIALOG’s Bruce HadenArticlesSheffield University Student Wins 9th RIBA Norman Foster Traveling ScholarshipArchitecture News Share 2012 Save this picture!© Adrià Goula+ 16 Share Photographslast_img read more

Shepherd’s Bush Extension & Loft Conversion / + Studio 30 Arc…

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/782741/shepherds-bush-extension-and-loft-conversion-plus-studio-30-architects Clipboard Pivot Side Glazing:SunseekerConcrete Worktops:ConcreationsCity:LondonCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Salt Productions LtdRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodEGGERLaminatesDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesText description provided by the architects. The clients wanted to stay in their Victorian home but wanted to improve the connection to their surrounding landscape. Achieving this connection was realised through increasing light levels into the house through doubling the size of the existing kitchen by extending into the shady, under-used side return, and converting the loft into a master bedroom suite to enjoy views over the parkland beyond – a rare privilege in zone 2.Save this picture!© Salt Productions LtdThe brief was for contemporary and lightweight additions to bring in light, while preserving the original building’s period features. The introduction of a side extension creates a light-filled, open plan kitchen/dining room under a glass roof, with a pivoting door set for generous access to the rear garden.  The new roof is planted with native British meadow flowers and grasses, which improves the view and environmental credentials.  A brick pamment floor is laid in a herringbone pattern in the kitchen/dining room to match the brick patio outside – to create a sun-soaked courtyard effect.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe two original reception rooms were combined to form a spacious living room with a new hardwearing engineered oak floor but the original pine boards were salvaged and re-laid in the loft.  The original floorboards are also exposed on the upper floors and the staircase that perfectly replicates the slim handrail and fine spindles of the existing Victorian stairs extended up to the converted loft. Save this picture!© Salt Productions LtdThe converted loft houses a generous master bedroom suite with the salvaged floor boards laid diagonally to emphasise the angular nature of this space. The pallet has been kept neutral and understated which means that all attention is focused on views of the adjacent park through the wall of floor-to-ceiling pivoting glazing set – bringing the openness of parkland seamlessly into their inner London home. Save this picture!© Salt Productions LtdProject gallerySee allShow lessOffice in Jalan Sunda / Dinardithen Studio BandungSelected ProjectsCopenhagen Architecture FestivalFestival Biennial Share Area:  180 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2014 United Kingdom CopyAbout this officeStudio 30 ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionLondonEnglandUnited KingdomPublished on February 26, 2016Cite: “Shepherd’s Bush Extension & Loft Conversion / + Studio 30 Architects” 26 Feb 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFaucetsDornbrachtKitchen Fittings – EnoWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXPleated ShadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWoodBlumer LehmannCNC Production for Wood ProjectsMaterials / Construction SystemsCaneplex DesignPoles – Tonkin BambooFibre Cement / ConcreteTegralFibre Cement Slate Roofing – Thrutone Endurance SmoothMore 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 stream Manufacturers: Concreations ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/782741/shepherds-bush-extension-and-loft-conversion-plus-studio-30-architects Clipboard Photographs:  Salt Productions Ltd Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Photographs Structural Engineer: Ithaca Roofing Ltd Houses CopyHouses, Extension•London, United Kingdom Projects Save this picture!© Salt Productions Ltd+ 29 Share Main Contractor: ArchDaily Shepherd’s Bush Extension & Loft Conversion / + Studio 30 ArchitectsSave this projectSaveShepherd’s Bush Extension & Loft Conversion / + Studio 30 Architects Cornerstone Contractors Ltd Heyne Tillett Steel Shepherd’s Bush Extension & Loft Conversion / + Studio 30 Architects “COPY” Roofing: Architects: Studio 30 Architects Area Area of this architecture project Year: last_img read more

Floating Nest / atelier NgNg

first_imgFloating Nest / atelier NgNgSave this projectSaveFloating Nest / atelier NgNg 2020 ArchDaily CopyHouses, House Interiors•Vietnam Floating Nest / atelier NgNg ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/953315/floating-nest-atelier-ngng Clipboard Photographs:  Quang Dam Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year:  Area:  192 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeatelier NgNgOfficeFollowProductsSteelBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsHo Chi Minh CityBambooOn FacebookVietnamPublished on December 16, 2020Cite: “Floating Nest / atelier NgNg” 16 Dec 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?越南浮巢住宅 / atelier NgNg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 “COPY”center_img “COPY” Save this picture!© Quang Dam+ 61Curated by Hana Abdel Share Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Jotun, LG Electronics, Philips, RhinoArchitect In Charge:Dung Ngo, Phi NguyenDesign Team:Ngo Viet Hung, Do Van DungStructural Engineer:Viet TechnicalCountry:VietnamMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Quang DamRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. Floating Nest, like many other tube houses in Saigon, is located on a narrow lot(4x12m) in a crowded residential area of the city, which is blocked by neighboring buildings on three sides, having only one side facing the exterior, yet, toward the West. Coming to NgNg, the owner, passionate about gardening, wanted foremost an airy and relaxing space after a tiring working day, with abundant green areas to satisfy her hobby back in the countryside.Save this picture!© Quang DamSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Quang Dam To resolve the above-mentioned constraints while enhancing natural lighting and ventilation, we decided to omit partition walls within the house, using “greenery” and “void” to separate functional spaces. There are three large voids: a front and a back gardens, spanning all three floors, separating the streets and the house; a central light well, across the two upper floors, separating the home office from the resting area, the garden from the place of worship.Save this picture!© Quang DamSmall gardens are used similarly to separate the interior and exterior; the toilet and bedroom or kitchen; the bedrooms and stairs. This solution creates smooth spatial transition while ensuring that all functional spaces are in contact with nature.Save this picture!© Quang DamMaterials used are a combination of contemporary and traditional, reminiscent of spaces in Vietnamese villages: bamboo, wood, combined with glass, iron. Bamboo is a natural material that is plentiful locally, both environmentally friendly and economical. The bamboo screen that runs the length of the façade – the “rattan walls” in traditional architecture in Vietnamese countryside, protects the whole house from the severe West sunlight and maintain a high degree of privacy.Save this picture!© Quang DamSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Quang DamBesides, the woven bamboos allow for natural ventilation. This bamboo curtain rolls up to shade the rooftop. The CNC iron paritions with cut leaves, a stylized version of the traditional wind screen (bình phong), function as a light and air convection device. CNC iron is also used as sunshades on balconies and for the entrance gate. They altogether create the feeling of a house as an open, connected whole. The bamboo ceiling at the backyard skylight, right over the stairs, is made up of vertical bamboo stick. This enables a visual connection with the façade while serving as a sunshade. It also lets light go through, creating not only interesting shadows but also happy sounds like wind chimes hung in gardens.Save this picture!© Quang DamThin sheet iron is used for architectural components that are often built with concrete such as stairs, plant pots, balconies, sunshades to reduce structural weight. Moreover, they are designed to look like being hung freely in the air. This material is also used as the backdrop for the alter, worshipping area – the most important space within the house, which extends into the lower floor and becomes the meditation space.Save this picture!ElevationsSave this picture!© Quang DamThese different strategies make the whole house feel light, as if it were floating in a large green space and filled with light. At dusk, when the sun sets, the light from inside the house shines through the gaps between the bamboo trunks and the leave cuts on the iron walls, making the house look like a lantern in the middle of the neighborhood.Save this picture!© Quang DamProject gallerySee allShow lessBest Articles of 2020ArticlesZaha Hadid Architects Regenerates Huanggang Port Area in Shenzhen, ChinaArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/953315/floating-nest-atelier-ngng Clipboard Houses Vietnam Architects: atelier NgNg Area Area of this architecture project Projects Photographslast_img read more

Rose Princess Has Special Message for Children in Foster Care During Visit to Hillsides

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy The 2016 Royal Court poses at Hillsides during an afternoon tea with the children of Hillsides. Front, then left to right: Sarah Shaklan, Rachelle Liu, Regina Pullens, Queen Erika Winter, Bryce Bakewell, Natalie Hernandez-Barber, and Donaly Marquez.When the Tournament of Roses(R) Royal Court recently visited Hillsides for an afternoon of tea and crafts, one princess had a special message to the girls in attendance, many of whom are in foster care.“I wanted to share that I was in a group home myself,” said Princess Donaly Marquez of Blair High School in Pasadena. “I’ve been through foster homes, and I understand what it’s like.” She went on to say that not everyone thought she would make the court, but she did, adding, “It doesn’t matter where you come from, you can do anything you set your mind to.”Princess Donaly’s uplifting impromptu speech, which one girl said, “touched my heart,” was a highlight of an already exciting day for the children who live at Hillsides Pasadena residential treatment program. The residential program provides a safe and stable environment for children who cannot live at home, have suffered trauma, or face emotional or behavioral challenges.It has become tradition that the Royal Court visit Hillsides each year. The Queen and Princesses spent an hour and a half with the girls, chatting and making bracelets with them. Several of the members of the Royal Court talked about how they enjoyed working with children. Queen Erika Winter of Flintridge Preparatory School counsels seventh graders at her school and said that her biggest advice is to “be confident and be yourself.” Princess Bryce Bakewell of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volunteers with children with disabilities in her community and hopes to one day be an attorney and help juveniles.“The Royal Court attends some 100 events in two and a half months, and we are so thankful that each year, the Rose Queen and the Princesses spend time with the children of Hillsides,” said Hillsides Chief Executive Officer Joseph M. Costa. “They are wonderful role models for the girls, and their visit is one of the most anticipated events of the year.”The Royal Court was selected from some 900 Pasadena-area young women. Their community and media appearances will culminate with the 127th Rose Parade® and the 102nd Rose Bowl Game®.Hillsides, founded in 1913, is a child welfare non-profit serving children in the foster care system and families in crisis. Headquartered in Pasadena, the agency serves more than 6,200 children and families a year throughout Los Angeles County. For more information, please visit www.hillsides.org. Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Giving Back Rose Princess Has Special Message for Children in Foster Care During Visit to Hillsides From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, November 16, 2015 | 3:15 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Top of the News Herbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThink Outside The Ordinary: 9 Gifts That Do All The Talking!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

2 Women Escape Serious Injury After Massive Oak Tree Branch Falls on Them

first_img STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Massage Techniques That Will Make You Return For MoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeauty STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * A large tree branch fell on top of two women and a car in the 100 block of South Virginia Avenue in Pasadena on Aug. 21, 2020. (Credit: Pasadena Fire Department)Two women suffered minor injuries when a large oak tree branch broke free from its trunk and fell on top of them, as well as a car, in Pasadena on Friday afternoon, officials said.The mishap was reported about 3:00 p.m. on private property in the 100 block of South Victoria Avenue, according to city spokeswoman Lisa Derderian. An urban search and rescue team responded to the scene.A woman in her 60s who was hit by the falling tree was taken to a hospital with a contusion to her back, she said.A second woman, who was in her 30s, suffered some scrapes but was not taken to a hospital.No further details were available. Make a comment More Cool Stuffcenter_img Community News Subscribe Business News Public Safety 2 Women Escape Serious Injury After Massive Oak Tree Branch Falls on Them By BRIAN DAY Published on Friday, August 21, 2020 | 3:35 pm 21 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Horrific Limerick nightmare draws to a close for those left behind

first_imgTwitter TAGSAskeatonJulia Holmeslimerickthomas ruttle Previous articleLimerick inquest told of suicide pact as past caught up with fraudsterNext articleFestival of fire and water Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival NewsHorrific Limerick nightmare draws to a close for those left behindBy Staff Reporter – April 29, 2016 1102 Facebook Advertisement Email Linkedincenter_img Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Pauline Knight speaking to the Media at Newcastle West Court House after in inquest into the death of Thomas Ruttle and Julia Holmes in Askeaton, Limerick in 2015Picture Credit Brian Gavin Press 22THE HORRIFIC nightmare that two teenage boys woke up to on May 18, 2015 is finally at an end after details of the gruesome circumstances surrounding their father’s death in Limerick were read out at a coroners court.Ian Knight (18) and his brother Kelvin (15), sat side by side at Newcastle West coroner’s court during the inquest hearing into the deaths of Thomas Ruttle and his partner Julia Holmes.Coroner, Antoinette Simon said she hoped the hearing would bring closure to the two boys and the extended family.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Their father’s death had become a national obsession after his body was found alongside that of the serial fraudster who had seemingly coerced him into ending his life in a bizarre suicide pact that she felt was the only way to bring an end to the international police hunt that was closing in on her.How the well regarded Thomas Ruttle, a gifted carpenter, mechanic and beekeeper, ended up with Julia Holmes is still a mysteryShe had up to 40 known aliases. She served time in a US penitentiary. She was the subject of an FBI probe. She was on the PSNI wanted list after she jumped bail on an £18,000 fraud and the Gardai were also on her trail.The manner in which the Ruttle and Knight families endured their own nightmare was a testament to their dignity and decency.Intimate details of the life and death of Thomas Ruttle were laid bare in the cold surrounds of a West Limerick courthouse.Julia Holmes may have died alongside Thomas Ruttle, but she was very much on her own in the memory of those she left behind. There was no one to claim her remains. No family members attended the inquest in to her death.They were left behind when she abandoned her only son 40 years ago when he was just an infant.Speaking after the coroner’s verdict, the grandparents of Mr Ruttle’s teenage sons said they hoped the inquest may bring some sort of closure to what has been an horrific period in their lives.Ted and Pauline Knight, whose daughter Lian was previously in a relationship with Thomas Ruttle, said they hoped their grandsons would be able to rebuild their lives.“I think they were in shock and today I think clarified a lot of stuff for them. I think now they understand things a little better than they did I think, and they can get on with their lives now,” Mr Knight said.The couple, who ran a marina in Dromineer, Co Tipperary, described Thomas Ruttle who previously worked for them, as a “quiet man”.“He was a carpenter and he was a mechanic and he had wonderful hands. He was a very quiet unassuming man – an absolute gentleman,” he said.When asked how Mr Ruttle had been taken in by Julia Holmes, he replied: “They owed a lot of money, we hear that, we don’t know”.He said they never met Julia Holmes “thanks be to God”.It is understood that Mr Ruttle had become estranged from his family when he began his relationship with the 63-year-old fraudster.“We never wanted to meet her,” they said.Leaving the court house the grandparents said their focus was now on their grandsons and helping them close what has been undoubtedly a very difficult chapter in their young lives.“Hopefully this will close it for them”, Mr Knight said. WhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live last_img read more

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: No. 7 West Texas A&M runs away from Falcons

first_img WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Twitter COLLEGE BASKETBALL: No. 7 West Texas A&M runs away from Falcons Pinterest Facebook Facing the No. 7 team in the nation with a full roster was going to be a tall task for the UTPB men’s basketball team.Entering the game with a shortened bench made the task that much tougher, though visiting West Texas A&M showed, during an eight-minute span in the first half, that it didn’t matter who the Falcons had on the floor, the Buffs were going to do what they wanted.Qua Grant and Joel Murray each finished with 28 points to lead West Texas A&M to a 108-85 victory in Lone Star Conference play Thursday at the Falcon Dome.Grant and Murray combined for 33 points in the first half, helping their team to 57-46 lead at the break.John Brown added 14 points and Jon’il Fugett 13 in the victory as the Buffs improved to 4-1 overall, 2-1 in conference.Fermandez Jones and Trevion Lamer each scored 20 points to lead the Falcons (6-4, 5-4), with Guinntez Grimes adding 16 and Jay Workman 10 in the loss.“I thought our guys really responded well because we didn’t start well,” UTPB coach Josh Newman said. “We gave up nine offensive rebounds and you can’t do to a Top 5, Top 10 team in the country and they exploited that.“Unfortunately for us, our early turnovers equaled points and offensive rebounds equaled points and you can’t do that against a quality team.”Turnover were the Falcons’ Achilles heel, 24 of them, leading to 37 points for West Texas A&M, while UTPB scored just 17 points off turnovers on the night.The Buffs wasted no time showcasing their offense as Grant and Murray combined for 14 points in the first three minutes of the game for a nine-point lead.But the Falcons responded with an 11-2 run of their own to tie the game, 16-16, with 11:41 remaining in the first half.West Texas A&M responded to the challenge by taking over the game for the next eight minutes, outscoring UTPB 23-4 during the run for a 39-20 lead with 8:02 remaining in the first half.The Falcons cut into the deficit throughout the rest of the half, but still trailed by double digits at the break.>> Follow Lee Scheide on Twitter at @OALeeScheidecenter_img SportsCollegeLocal News Previous articleWOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: West Texas A&M works inside to defeat UTPBNext articleNATIONAL VIEW: Big Tech’s power over speech is concerningTHE POINT: We’ve ceded too much power to shape the free and open internet to a handful of companies. Digital AIM Web Support TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – January 15, 2021 Pinterest Twitterlast_img read more