Steigereiland / diederendirrix

first_img Projects Houses Photographs:  Arthur BagenSteigereiland 2007 . Residential In contrast to the surrounding multi-coloured diversity, diederendirrix designed the front facade of the Stiegerland house as a black hole. The closed frontage is made of black painted concrete and a noticeable deviation to this is the opaque glass and wooden front doors on the ground floor. Colour is barely used in the interior, the only exception being the bright red walls of the patio on the roof. Because only two of the five storeys can be seen from the front elevation, the spatial layout of the house is concealed. Save this picture!© Arthur BagenThe kitchen and dining room, both located on the garden side of the ground floor, are invisible from the street. Behind the large window on the first floor is a four metre high living room and above this, behind the strip window in the front facade, is the first bedroom storey. The second bedroom storey and the roof terrace are again hidden from view. Inside the house the split-level interior generates taller rooms on the ground and first floor and accentuates the length of a relatively compact living room. Steigerland house was nominated for the Gouden AAP (Amsterdams Architecture Prize) 2008. Save this picture!elevation 02Black Hole In the IJburg district, the Steigereiland is a ‘free’ zone where private individuals could realize a house of their own liking, with few restrictions except the obligation not to exceed the construction line or the established building height. This row house is such a house. In contrast with the gay diversity around it, the facade of the house has been conceived as a black hole. The mostly closed facade is constructed out of concrete, which has been painted black. The opal glass and the wooden front doors are the only exceptions. Save this picture!plan 01Inside, hardly any colour has been used either, with the exception of the walls of the patio on the roof, which have a touch of the red of the neighbours’ facade. Besides the ground floor, only two of the five floors reveal themselves in the facade; the house conceals its spatial composition. Behind the large window on the first floor is the four-metre-high living room. The kitchen and dining room are on the ground floor at the garden side and not visible from the street. Above the living room, behind a ribbon window in the facade, is a floor for sleeping; above that is a second floor for sleeping and also a roof terrace, both oriented towards the south and again hidden from view. Inside the house, the split-level design results in high rooms on the ground and first floors and places an emphasis on length in the relatively compact living room.Save this picture!© Arthur BagenProject gallerySee allShow lessSkanska: Bridging Prague International Design CompetitionArticlesChangzhou Culture Center / gmp ArchitektenArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Save this picture!© Arthur Bagen+ 11 Share ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Steigereiland / diederendirrix Architects: diederendirrix Area Area of this architecture project Steigereiland / diederendirrixSave this projectSaveSteigereiland / diederendirrix CopyHouses• “COPY” Area:  270 m² Photographs CopyAbout this officediederendirrixOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesPublished on April 05, 2012Cite: “Steigereiland / diederendirrix” 05 Apr 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardBedsFlorenseBed – UpholsteredSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassMetal PanelsTrimoMetal Panel Finishes – ArtMeSkylightsLAMILUXRooflight F100 CircularWire MeshGKD Metal FabricsMetal Fabric in TransportationSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement-Bonded Particle Board – Viroc NatureMetal PanelsRHEINZINKSeam Systems – Flatlock TilesSofasMenuDining Bench – EaveTablesArtisanCoffee Table – BloopMore 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 streamlast_img read more

Hovis sales are buoyant, as market share rises

first_imgLike-for-like sales of Hovis bread grew 17% in the first half of 2009, boosting the brand’s share of the market to its highest in two years. However, profits are proving harder to come by, according to one City analyst.The jump in Hovis’ sales, announced in parent company Premier Foods’ half-year results to 27 June, boosts the brand’s market share from 22.7% to 26.3%, following a relaunch last year, with new recipes, packaging and heavy marketing support.Premier said sales across its entire Hovis division, which includes baking, milling and frozen pizza bases, had fallen 3.2% to £372.4m, but profit had increased 18.7% to £14.6m. The fall in turn-over is partly due a 20.7% sales decrease at the firm’s milling operation, following the end of a flour contract with Warburtons.Martin Deboo, an analyst at Investec, said that Premier had done a good job of reviving Hovis bread sales, but added: “It remains to be seen whether these can be translated into profits.”At the current rate, Premier would expect to make around £30m profit in bread and milling in 2009. To put this into context, in 2006 – the last boom year for UK bread and milling (when the business was owned by RHM)- it made £64m profit.”With wheat prices falling from £220 to £180 per tonne since January and branded loaves remaining above £1.20, bakeries should be making “much better profits”, said Deboo. But, he said much of the profit is being poc-keted by the supermarkets, while brands are having to finance large-scale promotions.last_img read more

BRO ATHLETES: Remembering A.J.

first_imgAlmost home after a week away. One more plane ride. One more sequence of filing in, sitting down, cramming myself into a seat and descending into a book or phone or conversation until we touch back down. The tires hitting the pavement triggers everyone to pull out their phones and reconnect with the world. Reflexively, knowing our travel day was nearing an end I did the same. When I did, whistles and bings greeted me but one stood far above the rest in the priorities of my mind. As everyone stood up around me I felt like I was sinking through the floor. I felt many of the stages of grief when you learn something tragic. Denial, confusion; a rapid succession of emotion in a context where we are encouraged to be as robotic as possible. My friend, my competition, was no longer.AJ Linnell, this message from a mutual friend informed me, had been killed in a plane crash just the night before, and as details were coming available the news was spreading. The death of anyone can be tragic but is seems especially so when it happens to someone in the prime of life, or someone who genuinely cherished life itself. AJ and I were friends, but friends made unlikely circumstances. I spent 2013 and 2014 building up for and competing in the National Ultra Endurance mountain bike series, and because God blessed me with a few loose screws I had chosen to do so aboard a single speed MTB. I mean these hundred mile races aren’t hard enough right? The competition in the SS category is no joke. Singlespeed riders have been known to stick it in the top 5 pretty regularly in these races, occasionally even taking the overall win. These are hard hard men. AJ was one of the hardest.Born in the high western mountains he was as rugged and tough as the West itself. Lean as a wild horse and strong as an ox, AJ was known to out climb the strongest riders in any race. His home in the Tetons gave him super at heal climbing lungs and adapted him to endurance riding like nothing else. When the trails were covered in snow AJ worked as a mountain ski guide; regularly climbing, skinning, and traversing above two miles high. Heck, even compared to my low mountain living AJ was training when he was sleeping! When I entered into the series as a relative newcomer AJ was one of the mighty competition who caused me to lose a little sleep. He was absolutely the most capable and in some ways intimidating competition an endurance MTB racer could face.TG 100 Lean-2As the season progressed and my fitness showed itself, a serious throw-down was brewing in the NUE. I would win a race in the east, AJ would win out west. I would come home with a top 3 overall and SS win, AJ would do the same. Any plans to walk away with the title and a free lunch were long since dreams. As the season passed the halfway mark and results had begun to tighten up the scoreboards I was sitting in a precarious lead. With only three events left in the NUE series calendar make every start counted. Pierre’s Hole 100 outside of Jackson Hole WY, The Hampshire 100 in NH, the Shenandoah mountain 100 (my “home” race) and the season finale at Fools Gold in Dahlonega GA were all that remained. The series plays out with a best of 4 results format where Fools Gold is a tie breaker. I had planned to go to New Hampshire for the Hampshire 100 and let AJ take the win at Pierres Hole to then meet down at Fools Gold for a serious series showdown. If he won at Pierre’s hole he would carry three wins and a second, and if I won New Hampshire 100 I would be sitting on 4 wins with Shenandoah still in the tank to cover any drama that ruled out a win at Hampshire. Three wins could still give AJ the win if he won at Fools Gold, since that would give him a fourth win and the tie breaker. Not a comfortable position for either of us. But I was about to make a bit of a risky move, show a few cards, and possibly win the series in one big play.My wife Emily and I stepped off a plane in Jackson Hole, Wyoming to crystal clear skies and dry thin mountain air. We had just gotten married on the coast of North Carolina and to say we had done anything resembling training in the last two weeks would have elicited a hearty laugh from both of us. Rental car keys in hand, we loaded the car and headed through the Teton Pass to Grand Targhee Resort and the Pierre’s Hole 100. If I could beat AJ here I would steal a win from him, eliminating his ability to gather enough wins to contend a series title at Fools Gold. If I lost I would still have Shenandoah to tune up my fitness and over a month to focus my training to take him down on more familiar territory in the wilds of North West Georgia.AJ 1Everything felt very alien out west; very brilliant, open, and clear. The short pre-ride of some of the lower singletrack revealed pretty good legs for wedding, airports, and long hours in the car the past few weeks. I was excited to toe the line the following day and a little pleased with the excitement and drama my unannounced arrival had caused. Normally this is AJ’s race. He lives in Victor ID, about 20 minutes by car from the start line of the Pierre’s Hole 100. His climbing lungs would be at home where mine would be drying up trying to exact what little air and moisture these mountains had to offer. A hard and fast start as I chased the skinny mountain goats up the first slopes of the fire road climb that served as a prologue to the three 33 mile loops we would complete through the Teton pass. I was climbing well, enthusiastic that I had dusted AJ so quickly on the climb, then like the Road Runner going into slow motion all of the sudden the wind left my sails. forward motion seemed to become backward as AJ caught me in his sights and rode up to my wheel. We chatted a bit as I let off the throttle in an immediate effort to control any damage I had done. Climbing steadily but suffering more than I wanted I eventually topped out at almost 11,000 feet before entering the “Thirty-Eight Special” trail descent. Early into the second of 38 switchbacks right smack in the Tetons I saw AJ’s green kit flashing off the the side of the trail. I saw him fighting a flat tire and said a small prayer of thanks that this lap at least I would be allowed to ride in the lead. I hammered the 38 special descent, throwing my Pivot LES SS into  catalog cover worthy bermed corners. Almost at the finish of the first lap AJ finally bridged back up to me. I was riding well but knew that the second time up this climb I was going to be at a disadvantage.As AJ and I rode together on the low singletrack slopes of the Tetons we chatted like a group ride. We talked about our families, our love of the outdoors. Two competitors doing our best to not show any cards we joked about wildlife and laughed at how we were “just riding along.” But as the altitude again started to take its toll on me AJ could see I was fighting to stay in front only to not cede the position. I was quietly hoping I could at least get into the singletrack again before him. As a rider not accustomed to being passed mid race I took it a little hard when AJ finally asked if he could come around. Like a gentleman after a short pause in our conversation he simply asked if it was “alright if (he) come around?” A question I had waited for but hoped not to hear I paused and finally said “yeah man, get it up here…” then did my best to pick up the pace and pray he backed off. But my petty attempt at acceleration probably did more harm than good. I can remember seeing AJ dance on the pedals as he pedaled away from me. Wondering how this altitude could have done me so wrong. AJ went on to finish so far ahead of me I was a little embarrassed. He beat me by almost 50 minutes that day. On his home course, in the mountains he loved so much, anybody could see he was the unquestionable champion. This was his race, his mountains, and he had put himself into a position to win the NUE series. I took the lesson to heart, trained my tail off, and won the finale at the Fools Gold 100 by half an hour but the whipping I got by AJ at Pierre’s Hole is one of my favorite stories to tell about AJ. While it hurts my pride it shows the quality of the competition in the NUE series, and the quality of the competitors themselves. His podium that day showed the biggest smile Ive seen in a long while, and he earned it. Later that day sitting over a cold beer in the warm sun of the high mountains AJ could only talk about how much fun that was, not rub the win in my face or talk about his huge margin of victory. Just positivity.When Emily and I arrived in the Tetons, I received a message from AJ offering to provide any beta we needed for the race or for the area. He gave us a killer restaurant recommendation, chatted tire choice and gearing with me and offered to bring any spare gear we weren’t able to bring with us. AJ earned our friendship with that move. For the first time he and I had raced each other head to head I was floored. In the modern era of sport competitors are trained to “hate” the competition. How many football movies have we all seen where the “other” team is shown as the bad guy; morally inferior to the true champion Hollywood wants us to cheer for. As a racer sometimes its very easy to take this approach because it gives training and racing an extra focus and edge. You gotta want to beat that guy and sometimes positioning the competition as “the bad guy” in your mind is an effective way to do so. But no matter how I tried after this encounter I couldn’t make AJ into the bad guy I had to beat. I couldn’t make the good vs evil narrative stick in our competition. Fast forward to 2015 and the early phases of the NUE series. Gerry Pflug, legend of the endurance racing scene and SS superstar had retired from racing. Gerry had won the last 5 NUE SS and AJ was experiencing the warmest and driest winter in a long time. AJ was going to get out on the bike earlier than ever. He was primed for a killer year. When we met at the first NUE race at True Grit in Utah AJ was sitting on great form. I came away from True Grit in 1st but with only a 15 minute or so gap on AJ. No one will ever know how AJ would have done the rest of the season but it gives me chills to think about the great competition we would have been able to have.IMG_5060In the immediate days after AJ’s tragic accident there was an outpouring of support for him and his family. Donations topped 20k before his wife Erika finally asked for those donations to go to other causes. Stickers were made in the shape of an SS cog with AJ’s initials. Hats, t-shirts, wrist bands, you name it they were made to benefit some cause close to AJ’s heart. Several of the SS family donned specially made “Linnell 15” jerseys at the next round of the NUE at the Cohutta 100. That race goes down in my book as one of my all time favorites. Standing in the pouring rain at 7 A.M. in all black with AJ’s name on my back, I had no idea how the day would go, but the rain eventually stopped, the sun came out, and I worked hard to come across the line 1st overall—one of only 3 riders to ever do so. AJ’s name and memory fueled so many fires and still continues to motivate riders all over the country. His life was too short but it gives me goosebumps to think of the impact he clearly had on the world around him. AJ Linnell left the world a better place than he found it. And you don’t see that every day.So where does this all fit in with me? I learned a lot from AJ, especially since his death. Take care of the people you love. Be good to those around you. In a world where we are all captive audiences to bad news, go out your door and be a force for change. Make the world you want to live in. AJ’s strength and physical toughness was only eclipsed by his kindness and the way he loved to share his passion with others. He loved the mountains, and loved sharing them with others. He was a city councilman, actively moving within his home in the Tetons to create the place he knew it could be. He was an amazing husband. Erika’s strength immediately after his passing is a testament to their love, which was deep and strong. The two of them connected and stood together in ways that speak volumes.AJ’s kindnesses towards me on and off the race course is something I will never forget. Some single-speed rides lately I’m finding it really easy to channel the kind of stoke AJ lived. I’m seeing that smile a lot, feeling the love for those around me, and wishing more than anything that I can live the way AJ did and leave the world a better place than I found it. AJ wasn’t just another rider to leave in the dust. He was the kind of rider who teaches you lessons and makes you a better person just by being in the peloton. So here’s to toughening up a little, caring a little more, and living more like AJ.last_img read more

Central American Presidents Seek Funds to Combat Drug Trafficking

first_img In Guatemala on March 24, the Central American presidents will analyze progress on the regional security plan they approved eight months ago to combat drug trafficking and how to obtain the 320 million dollars needed for its implementation, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said. “Saturday [March 24], we’ll be discussing that plan,” which calls for 22 projects to strengthen police forces and armies and make an impact on society, Ortega affirmed after receiving the Army’s annual report at an event in Managua. The region currently has only 70 million dollars, for which reason “the next step that we have to debate in Guatemala is what we’re going to do” with the countries that promised to support the plan during the regional meeting in Guatemala last June, in order to obtain the remaining 230 million, he added. The international community promised “to support the Central American region, which is a victim of the consumers in the United States, Canada, and of large-scale producers who are in the south, in Colombia,” Ortega affirmed. The president referred to the special fund of 2 billion dollars that the international community agreed to finance for the region, 320 million of which is needed immediately. By Dialogo March 23, 2012last_img read more

CDC: vaccine deliveries set record, but will strains match?

first_imgNov 9, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Deliveries of seasonal influenza vaccine have already outpaced the number of doses ever distributed in a single season, officials from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today, but they voiced concerns about a possible mismatch of one of the strains.So far 103 million doses of the vaccine have been distributed to clinics and other providers, the most ever delivered, said Jeanne Santoli, MD, MPH, deputy director of the CDC’s immunization services division, at a CDC press conference today. By the end of the season, 132 million doses of the vaccine will be shipped, which is 10 million more than ever produced before in the United States, she added.Some providers may not have received their complete order yet, but all should have enough of the vaccine to launch their annual flu vaccine campaigns, Santoli said.Despite the plentiful supply of the vaccine early in the season, she said the CDC is working to raise awareness that flu vaccination in December or later still offers protection in advance of the flu season’s January-February peak. Santoli announced that the CDC will sponsor its second annual National Influenza Vaccination Week after Thanksgiving, from Nov 26 to Dec 2.So far, the CDC has noted low levels of flu activity in the United States, which is normal for the start of a new flu season, said Joe Bresee, MD, chief of epidemiology and prevention for the CDC’s immunization services division. Only 2.5% of specimens tested have been positive for influenza, and of those, 90% were influenza A, he said. Outpatient visits for influenza-like illnesses are low in all parts of the country except for the mountain region, where the number is slightly higher.Only two areas are reporting local activity, Bresee said. According to the CDC’s most recent influenza update, only Hawaii and Florida reported local influenza activity. Seventeen states have reported sporadic activity. No pediatric deaths have been reported, he said.”The take-home message is that flu activity remains low and that people should get their vaccinations,” Bresee said. “The supply is at an all-time high, and we should make the most of this opportunity.”Though CDC officials haven’t seen enough isolates yet to determine if this year’s vaccine is a good match against influenza strains circulating in the United States, Bresee said the agency is concerned about reports from last season and this summer of possible drift in the H3N2 A strain.Canada’s Public Health Agency said the Wisconsin H3N2 strain has mutated from the one used in the vaccine, according to an Oct 24 report from CTV, Canada’s largest television network. The agency said the Malaysia influenza B strain also showed signs of change, the CTV report said.Bresee said reports from Latin America this summer suggested a drifted H3N2 strain, and he said a US Department of Defense report estimated that the flu vaccine in its European population last season was only 52% effective, which suggests a mismatch between the circulating strains and the vaccine.”It’s too early to tell-we don’t know what that will mean for the United States,” he said. “Vaccination is still the best way to prevent influenza complications, and this year should be no exception,” he noted, pointing out that even without a perfect match, the flu vaccine can reduce illness severity.See also:Nov 9 CDC press releaselast_img read more

COVID-19: Indonesian mission in Pyongyang to remain operational: Envoy

first_imgThe envoy’s statement comes following the closure of several embassies in the North Korean capital on Monday after the government ordered hundreds of foreigners including diplomats to go into virtual lockdown in their own premises, AFP reports.These restrictions were finally eased last week after more than a month, and more than 200 foreigners were allowed to leave their compounds.Monday’s evacuation efforts also came after reports that special flights were being arranged to fly diplomats and other foreigners out of Pyongyang to the Russian city of Vladivostok.”Sad to say farewell this morning to colleagues from German Embassy and French Office #NorthKorea which are closing temporarily,” tweeted Colin Crooks, the British ambassador to North Korea, who added that the United Kingdom embassy would remain open.North Korea has not confirmed a single case of infection from the coronavirus but has imposed strict measures, including closing off its borders and putting thousands of its own people in isolation.North Korean leader Kim Jong-un warned last month of “serious consequences” if the virus reached his country, which has also banned tourists from entering and suspended international train travel and flights.The North Korean regime, which is subject to multiple international sanctions over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, has weak medical infrastructure and analysts say that prevention is its only option.Topics : The Indonesian mission to North Korea in Pyongyang will remain operational despite the closures of other foreign embassies and the evacuation of diplomats from the city, following weeks of tight quarantine restrictions imposed in response to the continued global spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.“Based on our own assessment of the conditions on the ground until present, we will remain open,” Indonesian Ambassador Berlian Napitupulu told The Jakarta Post on Monday.As many as 20 Indonesian nationals currently live in North Korea, almost all of whom are embassy staffers.last_img read more

Clippers fall short of another comeback, lose to Mavericks

first_img“We were bad, honestly,” Rivers said. “We didn’t play very good defense tonight.”The Clippers did play Wednesday, the eighth and final day of the five-game trip. The legs may not quite have been there, Rivers said. “I didn’t think anybody played super, to me, on our team,” said Rivers, whose team will next play the Lakers on Sunday. “I thought we wanted to. I thought a lot of our shots were short. … We ran out of miracles.”The Clippers shot a respectable 42.9 percent from the field, but just 22.2 percent (6 of 27) from 3-point range.Rivers was asked about an hour-and-a-half before tip-off if his players appear to have a magical playoff run in them based on what they have done since Feb. 23, when they beat Oklahoma City to begin the 17 of 19 run. He seemed to not want to really go there because this is the regular season and the post-season is another animal.“Oh, I don’t know, I’ll let you talk about that stuff,” he said. “I have no clue. I just think we’re a good team and we have to be a better team in the playoffs. I don’t buy into that fate stuff.”It’s not fate if the team is doing what it’s doing, Rivers was reminded.“Just because we did it last night, that doesn’t impress Dallas tonight,” he said. “Whoever we play in the first round (of the playoffs), they’re not going to be talking about it. But what it does for us, I guess, is we believe when you’re down that you can still win a game.“That’s the way you should be anyway. But I think you’ve got to have it a couple of times and we’ve done that a couple of times, and I think that does help our psyche.” Dirk Nowitzki made two free throws with 17.9 seconds left and then Shawn Marion followed that with two of his own to seal the Clippers’ fate.Blake Griffin led L.A. (54-23) with 25 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists. Collison scored 22 points, DeAndre Jordan had 21 points and 15 rebounds and Chris Paul scored 17 points and doled out nine assists. Redick had 12 points off the bench in his first game in two months.Nowitzki scored 26 points for Dallas, Jose Calderon had 19 and Vince Carter 16. Dallas (45-31) entered the game in a three-way tie with Phoenix and Memphis for seventh place in the Western Conference standings with time winding down in the regular season. What really stuck out to Rivers was the defense, or lack of, by his team. Dallas shot 50 percent from the field and 48.3 (14 of 29) from 3-point range. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img The Clippers are having an extraordinary season. Ahead of Thursday’s game against the visiting Dallas Mavericks, they had won 17 of 19 and four of five on their just-concluded road trip.Clippers coach Doc Rivers tried to downplay all that success just a bit before the game began, basically saying it may not mean much once the playoffs arrive. His team then went out and showed it is human when it could not make another comeback like the one it made in Wednesday’s victory at Phoenix.The game was tied 89-89 with 8:44 to play, but the Mavericks — a team hungry to secure a playoff berth — went on a 10-0 run and defeated the Clippers 113-107 before a sellout crowd of 19,222.The Clippers (54-23) almost had another amazing comeback, however. Trailing 109-97 with about three minutes to play, they outscored the Mavericks (45-31) 10-0 to pull within 109-107. The crowd was going wild. That was as close as they would get, though, as both J.J. Redick and Darren Collison missed shots that would have either tied the game or put the Clippers ahead.last_img read more