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X House / Cadaval & Solà-Morales

first_img “COPY” Photographs:  Iwan Baan Save this picture!Text description provided by the architects. The X House project aims to solve by the definition of a system, language, or even through a unique form, a number of inquiries that rise up when we read the specific given site: how to protect and give protagonism to an impressive pine, that is located on the top of the site, and that makes access and approximation to the house extremely complex from the street; how to avoid deciding between the views to the sea and those to the mountains, and allow both visions in opposite directions; how to neutralize through form the presence of the contiguous constructions, to build up a fake isolation that denies the neighbours; how to double the main views, permitting quality frontal views from the front and the rear of the house; how to resolve so many a priories with a simple movement that answers to all of the previous aims without prioritizing nor explicitly formulating a response to any of them. The form, a unique form, is the result of a long process of search of individual answers to each of those challenges; thus, the form is not an a priori, but an effort to give a unitary response that satisfies each of the questions rose up in the design process.Save this picture!© Iwan BaanThe X House is also a constructive exploration: a technique regularly used for the infrastructural construction such as bridges and tunnels, is here developed to meet the architectural scale, aiming to incorporate efficiency, and reduction of costs to the construction. The use of a mixed technique based on the application of a high-density concrete allows projecting the material at a high pressure to a single-sided formwork, and to acquire high structural resistance in extremely short periods of time. Thus, it is possible to project continuous 6m high walls without the need to use a two-sided formwork (which would be the regular construction procedure). The house is therefore a living expression of the specific technique, and accumulates in its skin the diverse and continuous knowledge acquired within the process of construction.Save this picture!The house is located on the upper part of a hill in Cabrils, in the outskirts of Barcelona. The site, with remarkable views and an important slope, is accessed from a single street located at the top of the site. The location of the house within the site responds to the aim to minimize excavation and optimize, within possible, the use of the non-occupied land. The access to the house is two meters depressed from the street, and the project searches to empathise through the use of blank walls the desire to be anchored in the site and to disappear from the street; the project clearly prioritizes the façades and views overseeing the valley. The house has two floors. The top floor, beyond incorporating a parking and allowing the access to the house, is conceived as a private suite of the owners: main room, with dresser and washroom / toilet, and spacious studio. In the lower floor there is a clear distinction between the front and the rear of the house; the front part has a totally open and public nature, build up with a living area in a double high space next to a kitchen-dining room articulated around a significant marble table, 8m long. The rear part of the lower floor holds the rooms and service areas, which through the patios are given direct and protected views to the valley, the sea and the mountain.Save this picture!Mainly, the project of the X House uses form to qualify spaces of very different nature and provide them with an individual character, always incorporating landscape as a main actor. Beyond the effective spatial arrangement at the front of the house, the views are the protagonist in each space. And learning from Dan Graham’s reflections, the image of the sea is always present when observing the mountain, and the mountain appears as a reflection when looking at the sea: a perceptive quality that enriches the experience of the house.Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow less’Towards Green Buildings/Architecture for UAE?’ WorkshopArticlesThe Reyner Banham Symposium: ‘On Error’Articles Share Houses Photographs Architects: Cadaval & Solà-Morales Area Area of this architecture project Spain Area:  300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/320897/x-house-cadaval-sola-morales Clipboard X House / Cadaval & Solà-MoralesSave this projectSaveX House / Cadaval & Solà-Morales 2012 Save this picture!+ 44 Share CopyAbout this officeCadaval & Solà-MoralesOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasCabrilsWoodHouses3D ModelingSpainPublished on January 21, 2013Cite: “X House / Cadaval & Solà-Morales” 21 Jan 2013. 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Football ‘itching to play’ in season opener Saturday

first_imgColin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Twitter The Frogs are looking to rebound after losing their final two games of 2019. (Jack Wallace/Staff Photographer) First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall Linkedin Twitter Facebook Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ printWith TCU football set to kick off their season Saturday against Iowa State, things look quite different than expected for the Frogs going into their 2020 season.TCU is starting their season almost a month later than usual. The Frogs had played three games (UAPD, Purdue, SMU) by this time a year ago. Now, head coach Gary Patterson and his team will dive into uncharted waters–starting the season against a conference opponent at the end of September.“It’s been an interesting process,” Patterson said. “In almost 40 years, I’m not sure if I’ve ever had to go through anything like this.”The Frogs’ season opener against SMU was postponed due to positive COVID-19 cases among the team and staff. Despite this, Patterson said his team has remained locked in and “ready to go.”“We’re all itching to play,” wide receiver Taye Barber said. “We haven’t been able to play so I know we’re all ready to get back on the field.”Read more: Students react to the postponed Battle for the Iron Skillet Iowa State already has a game under their belt. The Cyclones opened the season with a surprising loss to unranked Louisiana, 31-14. Despite the Cyclone loss, Patterson sees the fact that they have already played a game as an advantage heading into conference play.“They’re [Iowa State] a good football team,” Patterson said. “They’ve already played a game, but they’ve had two weeks to fix what they thought they had wrong and get better and used to it.”Read More: Game Day in Fort WorthA new quarterback TCU will not be starting Max Duggan at quarterback on Saturday. Duggan started the final 10 games for the Frogs in 2019 and was the expected starter heading into this season. In August, the sophomore was ruled out indefinitely due to a heart condition revealed by a COVID-19 test, putting Georgia transfer Matthew Downing up to bat at quarterback. Though he will be active, TCU will have to start their season without quarterback Max Duggan (15). (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer)Patterson announced Monday that Duggan was cleared to play and back to practicing, but he said Downing would still be the starter for Saturday’s game.Downing completed eight passes for 88 yards in a backup role at Georgia in 2018. Patterson said he has been showing improvement with the first-team offense and is “fired up” to play on Saturday.“He has that confidence,” Barber said of Downing. “No matter who is back there [at quarterback], it’s not going to make a difference. We all prepare the same. We’re all teammates. We’ve got each other’s backs.”Duggan is also expected to see time against the Cyclones.Offensive expectations Regardless of who is under center for TCU, they should have good protection and plenty of weapons around them. Patterson said the offensive line that is returning just two starters (Coy McMillon and Austin Meyers) has made strides over the course of fall camp.TCU’s depth chart, released Wednesday, revealed that sophomore Estaban Avila had beaten out McMillon for the starting center job.As far as offensive weapons go, the Frogs’ running back core is perhaps their most up-and-coming position group. Though it is young, the group is filled with explosive talent.“We’ve got five good running backs,” Barber said. “Anybody can get in the game and run hard and give us what we want. We’ll just have to see come Saturday, because we have five of them.”The group includes junior Emari Demercado (75 career carries for 289 yards), redshirt freshmen Darwin Barlow and Daimarqua Foster, and freshmen Zach Evans and Kendre Miller.The Frogs’ versatile ground game should test a Cyclones run defense that gave up just 118 rushing yards to the Ragin’ Cajuns in their season opener.“They try to allow you not to have big plays,” Patterson said. “They really, in the front that they play, they really play the run very well.”At wide receiver, Barber and Pro Wells lead the pack for TCU after the loss of now-Philadelphia Eagle Jalen Reagor. Receiver Taye Barber (4) makes a tough catch against Texas in 2019. (Cristian ArguetaSoto/Staff Photographer)Barber, who was the team’s leading receiver over the final seven games in 2019, also had high praise about what Nebraska transfer JD Spielman’s presence has brought to practice.“He [Spielman] ups everybody’s game with what he does at practice,” Barber said. “He’s a great football player. I’m just so glad he’s at TCU. We can do so many things on the offensive side with him on our team.”Wells caught five touchdowns in 2019 playing tight end. With his move to wideout, Artayvious Lynn will start at tight end for the Frogs.All of these pieces will be crucial in improving a TCU offense that struggled in 2019, especially in the redzone.“We need to score more points,” Patterson said. “We need to be more up tempo and do the things we need to do, because we have some guys that can really run.”TCU scored just 22 points per game in Big 12 losses last season.Defense looks to veteran leadership On defense, the Frogs will have to stop Cyclones quarterback Brock Purdy if they want to win. Despite a poor game in Iowa State’s season opener (145 yards, interception), he remains one of the Big 12’s most dangerous passers. He threw for 3982 and 27 touchdowns in 2019, including 247 yards and two scores against TCU.To limit Purdy, the Frogs will need strong play and leadership from veterans Garrett Wallow and Tre Moehrig, both of whom made the Preseason All-Big 12 team.Both schools will test for COVID-19 on Friday, with the results holding the weight of whether the game can be played. If it is, 12,000 fans will be allowed into Amon G. Carter Stadium, as TCU begins the task of playing football in a pandemic.“It’s definitely a situation where we’ve said ‘We’re all we need,’” Patterson said. “You have to bring your own energy. [You’re] not going to have as many people in the stands, so you have to love to play the game.”The Frogs and the Cyclones kick off in Fort Worth at 12:30 p.m. ReddIt Linkedin + posts ReddIt Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Colin Post Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Despite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas Tech Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Facebook Previous articleTCU News Now 9/23/2020Next articleThe Skiff: Sept. 24, 2020 Colin Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

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Investigative journalist gagged from speaking about his trial

first_img United StatesAmericas Follow the news on United States June 7, 2021 Find out more News Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says Reporters Without Borders is deeply troubled by a recent gag order placed on American investigative journalist Barrett Brown and his defense team, as he faces prosecution for charges related to his work.Brown, 32, who has written for The Guardian, Huffington Post and Vanity Fair, wasinvestigating links between the government and the private intelligence industry atthe time of his arrest. He faces charges of obstruction, making threats, conspiracy, retaliation against a law enforcement official and disseminating stolen information. If convicted he could face up to 105 years in prison.The gag order, issued by the Northern District Court of Texas in Dallas, bars Brown and his legal counsel from making any statements to the media regarding his prosecution.Such an order aimed at stifling public debate and might compromise coverage of Brown’s trial, a trial that has obvious repercussions for investigative journalism. However it seems that restrictions on this trial have in fact increased public support and attention. The gag order would unnecessarily restrict Barrett Brown’s First Amendment rights, in addition to restricting the public’s right to information about the trial.Brown was arrested during a heavily armed raid on his home by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on September 12, 2012. He has remained in custody ever since, having been denied bail. The main charge Brown faces, and the most troubling for journalists, is for disseminating stolen information relating to internal emails from the private intelligence firm Stratfor, which were hacked by a third party. Brown faces prosecution for posting an already public URL link to the leaked Stratfor emails, which contained credit card information, in a chat forum. Critics have argued that linking to information, a now common journalistic practice, is protected by the First Amendment and that any such prosecution will have a chilling effect on internet journalism and new media.His trial is set to begin in late April 2014.While the DOJ has gone after whistleblowers such as Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning, officials have tried to say that the Federal Government would not prosecute the journalists who work with them. In response to the firestorm of criticism he received after the DOJ targeted the Associate Press and Fox News reporter James Rosen, Attorney General Eric Holder said in June, “The Department has not prosecuted, and as long as I’m attorney general, will not prosecute any reporter for doing his or her job.” Then what about Brown? WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Help by sharing this information RSF_en News Organisation center_img News September 17, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Investigative journalist gagged from speaking about his trial United StatesAmericas Receive email alerts News June 3, 2021 Find out more NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say to go further April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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