Fraião House / TRAMA arquitetos

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2016 Area:  930 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs CopyHouses•Braga, Portugal ArchDaily Portugal Year:  “COPY” Photographs:  João MorgadoSave this picture!© João MorgadoRecommended ProductsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingPorcelain StonewareApavisaFloor Tiles – RegenerationWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroText description provided by the architects. The Fraião house, located in Braga, is a project set up on two floors in a “V” shape, that was conceived to take advantage of the privileged views over the city. The house lies on a densely populated hillside with unique houses and an excellent sun exposure, providing an extraordinary glimpse into the landscape, composing a mesmerizing image. One of the key concerns was to create a fluid and permeable housing concept, without the loss of privacy. For that reason, it was developed a central body to host the social area, and two rows for the more private functions, creating a “V” shape with arms focusing the sights over the city.Save this picture!© João MorgadoSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© João MorgadoDue to the site’s slope, the house was developed to articulate an entry floor at street level with a lower floor, where the living room connects entirely with the garden and the swimming pool. That has allowed creating a very discreet entrance with a fast access to the ground floor, without evidencing the 930.00 square meters that form the house. The main idea was to develop a project that can trigger emotions as the client walks through the house, providing in each moment new points of interest and comfort sensation.Save this picture!© João MorgadoThe main entrance is done through a porch, in which a large window, allows to take a glimpse on the interior of the house, through the large double height area, displaying the living room in the lower floor and the view over the city. As soon as one enters the house, the double height area with glass facade provides a wonderful perception on the scale of the volume, marked by architectural details and decorative pieces with a unique design. A scenic spiral staircase takes us into the ground floor, standing out in the vastness of the double height area.Save this picture!© João MorgadoCars are one of the client’s greatest passions, owning a vast private collection, that was considered an important feature to explore in the project. To host those vehicles, it was created a garage volume in the upper floor, that invades the social space. That volume, in the see-through glass, is visible from any part of the living room, providing a showcase to display that collection.Save this picture!© João MorgadoThe materials used in the house have been chosen because of their low maintenance and durability. The volumetric base is the concrete, formed with horizontal wooden slat. The exposed concrete contrasts with the wood tones, the material used as a negative in opposition to the brute concrete mass. Volumetry, functionality, and materials were combined in order to create a comfortable environment and at the same time a sense of greatness, exploring carefully every detail of the house.Save this picture!© João MorgadoProject gallerySee allShow lessPaju Brave House / June ArchitectSelected ProjectsMoveable Walls : Transparency and Accessibility in 6 Works of ArchitectureArticles Share “COPY” Fraião House / TRAMA arquitetosSave this projectSaveFraião House / TRAMA arquitetos Fraião House / TRAMA arquitetos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© João Morgado+ 45Curated by Pedro Vada Share Architects: TRAMA arquitetos Area Area of this architecture project Projects Houses CopyAbout this officeTRAMA arquitetosOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBragaPortugalPublished on December 23, 2018Cite: “Fraião House / TRAMA arquitetos” [Casa Fraião / TRAMA arquitetos] 23 Dec 2018. 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Tips for a Safe Family Gathering this Fourth of July

first_imgPublic Safety Tips for a Safe Family Gathering this Fourth of July STAFF REPORT Published on Thursday, July 2, 2020 | 1:43 pm HerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKate Beckinsale Was Shamed For Being “Too Old” To Wear A BikiniHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeauty 26 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment Community News If you’re planning to host a Fourth of July family gathering, it’s important to continue taking precautions to protect yourself and your loved ones against the coronavirus.As COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the Southland, families may be tempted to let their guard down as they gather to enjoy a barbeque and social interaction. However, that would be a mistake, because the coronavirus still poses a significant threat to our health and we need to protect ourselves, according to health officials.“There are some simple, but important steps we can take to help protect our health while still enjoying ourselves as we celebrate the Fourth-of-July with our families,” said Dr. Daisy Dodd, an infectious disease physician with Kaiser Permanente Southern California. “However, going about it as if there’s no need for concern is not a wise decision, and it could create a health risk to yourself and others!”If you plan to host a get-together, Dr. Dodd recommends limiting the number of guests. In general, keep the gathering to no more than 10 people, she said. Also, if you invite family members who are above the age of 60, she stressed the importance of taking extra precautions, including wearing masks and observing physical distancing of at least six feet.It’s also important to require all guests, including children over 2 years-old, to wear a face covering when not eating or drinking.Remind guests that if they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or have been recently exposed, they should not attend, Dr. Dodd stressed. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, these symptoms include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting and diarrhea.“If a family member is sick, even if they have very mild symptoms or just feeling ‘under the weather,’ they should stay home since they may have COVID-19 or other germs that pose a threat to your health,” said Dr. Dodd, who practices at Kaiser Permanente Orange County. “Additionally, it’s important to vet your guests. If you do invite guests, make sure they intend to follow safety precautions.”Dr. Dodd discouraged holding in-home gatherings, and instead recommended spending time outside where there’s more open space. Establish separate dining spaces for your household and for your guest family, and use single-use (disposable) utensils, plates and cups. Also, keep hand sanitizer and paper towels around to frequently clean your hands and disinfect surfaces.“We all want to enjoy our families during this holiday, and we can do so in a way that is both fun and safe by taking precautions that better protect our health – and the health of others – during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Dr. Dodd said.At a Glance:If you are planning to host a Fourth of July gathering:• Avoid inside home gatherings. Host it outside and keep it small.• Share your list of safety precautions with your guests and ensure they intend to follow them.• Maintain a 6-foot distance from those outside of your household.• Require all guests, including children over 2 years old, to wear a face covering when not eating or drinking.• Make sure soap, water and hand sanitizer are readily available for handwashing• With the exception of grilled items, bring your own food and drinks to gatherings.• Use single-use (disposable) utensils, plates, cups, etc., and throw away your own garbage.• Establish separate dining spaces for your household and for your guest family.• Avoid contact sports, but swimming is OK as long as distance is maintained.• Remind guests that if they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or been recently exposed, they should not attend.• Be sure to follow the guidance set by your county Public Health Department.Source: Kaiser Permanente More Cool Stuff 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 Top of the News center_img STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. 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Who needs you today?

first_imgScott is the Principal of Your Credit Union Partner, PLLC.Your Credit Union Partner (YCUP) is a trusted advisor to the leaders of more than 100 credit unions located throughout … Web: Details 37SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Scott Butterfield The credit union movement was founded on the principle of service.We’ve all heard the phrases:Not for profit, not for charity, but for service.People helping people.The real job of a credit union is to prove, in modest measure, the practicality of the brotherhood of man.Credit union history teaches us that the ideal of service means more than better rates, lower fees, and friendly service. My experience as a credit union employee for more than 25 years, and as a strategic consultant for past seven years, has taught me that credit union service was founded on a little bit more. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…”Like the fictional world depicted in Charles Dickens’s “A Tale of Two Cities,” the world around us is full of hope and despair. It’s a time of the haves and the have-nots; it’s a time of peace and a time of war; it’s a time of prosperity and it’s a time of poverty. While times and the world have changed drastically since the beginning of the credit union movement, the need for meaningful service is higher than ever. There are a lot of people who need financial help today, and that involves more than a lower interest rate, a smile, and a cool mobile app. They need you.Most of us (but not all) get itI talk to a very diverse group of credit union people every single day. It’s what I do. Many of these conversations are focused on why their credit union exists, what makes their credit union uniquely stand out, and how they can remain relevant in a changing world. The most successful conversations (and strategies) are centered on a deeper definition of service. By deeper, I mean these credit union leaders will tell you that they exist to help people who are experiencing financial challenges. They do this by truly listening, then offering good financial advice, flexible products (and underwriting), and second chances. Their teams trip over each other trying to find ways to help those members experiencing the greatest need. They are less judgmental of people and the financial challenges they are faced with, they have empathy, and they spend more time looking at situations from the member’s perspective. I get to work with a host of credit unions strongly engaged in their local communities, taking on tough community and consumer challenges. These leaders are investing (financially and in Human Resources) to help overlooked consumers attain affordable housing, reliable transportation, and micro small-business loans to help create wealth and lift families out of poverty. Ask these credit union folks and they will tell you they have a very strong and clear cause, and it resonates with their people and the communities they serve.They love to share amazing stories of how they helped members through a difficult challenge. Their measurement of success is deeper than earnings, capital, and growth. Examples of what they measure and track include credit migration scores to see how borrowers who had less than prime credit at the time of the loan have improved their overall credit score over time; the number of jobs created (through new micro-business lending); first-time account holders (previously unbanked); the number of first-time homeowners; and the number of consumers they helped achieve citizenship. This list isn’t all encompassing, but it provides good examples of a deeper level of service and impact.I love to talk to these CU people. Whether it’s their boards, management or their staff, these people light up whenever they get the opportunity to tell you about the special services they provide to their membership and their communities. And their stories aren’t one-offs; they happen frequently, and are common themes between branches.Why it mattersThere are a lot of people and communities struggling today. If you take a moment to look closely around you, you will find people who need you. Sick family members, discouraged friends, stressed-out coworkers, and struggling credit-union members. They need someone to notice and help them. Your help – whether it’s a word of comfort or encouragement, removing an obstacle, financial help, advice, or just active listening – could have a meaningful, positive impact. Today, you could make a meaningful difference in someone’s life.From a personal perspective, giving service gives us a stronger sense of purpose and fulfillment. I believe there is a difference between fulfillment and happiness. Fulfillment is more important to me, as it’s deeper and more long-lasting than happiness. I’m happy when I get to go fly fishing, but that happiness isn’t long-lasting. However, the fulfillment I receive from helping someone is deeper: I become a better person, and it is long-lasting. We all want to be happier, but I would recommend pursuing those things that provide greater fulfillment and personal growth.From a credit union’s perspective, the more our people help one another, our members and our communities at large, the greater the fulfillment for the individual and the culture. This will lead to a stronger brand, and greater growth and financial results. I believe that culture eats strategy for breakfast: greater growth and financial success will follow a stronger credit union service culture. A helpful culture will make us employers of choice, and we will attract community partners that share our values and purpose.From a credit union movement’s perspective, doubling down on our legacy of selfless service is all that will separate us from the rest of the mainstream financial services. I know that our cooperative structure is different, but I honestly don’t think it matters much to consumers en masse. If I’m like most average consumers, I don’t think the world needs more for-profit banks or “bank light” credit unions. There are plenty available to take care of those who are in good financial shape. My research and experience with best-practice community development credit unions has taught me that there is high need for not-for-profit credit unions that will help people with financial challenges and address real challenges in the communities they serve. I also know that these service models are sustainable, and among the fastest-growing and most profitable. It’s true, credit unions can do very well by doing good.If you haven’t yet done so today, I encourage you to take a moment, look around you, identify someone in need, and go make a positive difference. If you are in leadership, I ask you to take an extra moment to consider your membership and the communities you serve. Who needs your help the most, and how can you marshal the resources needed to make a remarkable difference? Now, get after it.last_img read more

Jol feeling heat after latest loss

first_img There had been a feel-good factor around Craven Cottage early on, with a promising start by the Whites complementing the recent appointment of highly-rated Rene Meulensteen as head coach. However, that positive atmosphere turned poisonous as Swansea grew into the game, with supporters making their feelings known to under-fire Jol and his players during the 2-1 defeat. ‘Jol out’ rung out as time was called on the Whites’ latest loss, with that anger continuing to spill over as he trudged across from the managers’ bench to the tunnel. “It is not the nicest period of my life, I have to stay,” Jol said. “I can understand [the fans’ anger], of course. You don’t enjoy that, but the first half they were behind us because they could see us playing with a good rhythm, creating a few chances. “But the second half, if you are 1-0 down, then 1-1 and then 2-1 down, you get this sort of criticism. “You need points, you need wins. But I think, especially in the first half, we were good enough to score three goals and we didn’t. “The only disappointing thing is if you don’t score goals, you should be capable of getting a result, a 0-0 for example. That was terrible after scoring.” Jol is the bookmakers’ overwhelming favourite to be the next Premier League manager to leave after this latest defeat, which keeps them in the relegation zone. The Dutchman admits he is “not sure” whether he can turn the fans around, but is confident he can oversee an improvement in the results. Asked what keeps him driven to succeed given the supporters’ anger, Jol said: “But then somebody else has to do it and I still know these players. “I brought a lot of players in and they know me. There is no problem in the dressing room. “You need 40 points and Swansea, for example, would have been below us if we would have had the winner today and there is no problem over there. “We scored their first goal for them, so what is the difference between success and failure?” Things could have been so much different had Dimitar Berbatov or Darren Bent netted during a dominant start to proceedings. The latter came closest by hitting the post, with Swansea taking the lead through an Aaron Hughes own goal early in the second half. Scott Parker drew parity when a cross looped in, but Fulham were unable to hold out as substitute Jonjo Shelvey rifled home spectacularly with 10 minutes remaining. While galling for Fulham, it was a morale-boosting first three points for Swansea since October 19, propelling the Welsh side into the top half. “Well, a win is always important,” Swansea manager Michael Laudrup said. “It was a great away win after what happened in the last game [against Stoke], when we should have won only for two points to fly away in the last second. “We knew that Fulham would be very difficult opponents today. They have lost some games recently but they had a chance to beat us today and go above us and away from the relegation zone. “All these things together made it a very, very, very important game for both of us. “Us being away added little more difficulty, so apart from the win, the performance over the last 20 minutes of the first half and the whole second was excellent. “We continued maintaining our style of possession, even in a moment where you could say maybe we should go a little more direct, more simple. We still kept doing what we always do and I think it was a great performance. “When they scored, we had to go back but we still dominated the rest of the half, except the last four or five minutes like always. “We got a great second goal and in the end the win, so I really have to say I am very, very pleased with the win and the performance.” Fulham fans turned on manager Martin Jol and his players after Swansea condemned the west London side to a fifth successive defeat in all competitions. Press Associationlast_img read more

Veteran transfer Thiermann hoping to boost UW’s offense

first_imgA native of nearby Stoughton, Wis., Josh Thiermann admits that playing for the team he grew up rooting for factored into his decision to transfer to UW. In just his second game with the Badgers, the fifth-year senior transfer scored the winning goal in Friday night’s overtime victory against Virginia Tech.[/media-credit]From his decision to transfer to Wisconsin from a top-tier program to his offensive firepower and ability to elude defenders, everything about Josh Thiermann exudes confidence.A fifth-year senior forward/midfielder who joins the Badgers after suiting up for Notre Dame for three years, Thiermann is expected to be a standout player on Wisconsin’s offense. The Stoughton, Wis., native sat out all of last season due to injury, but the coaches are relying on Thiermann to make an immediate impact for the Badgers this year.“Good soccer teams have a protagonist – he’s our protagonist,” head coach John Trask said. “He’s relentless, his pace unsettles the other team, he unbalances them … and he just has the desire to go to goal which we hope amounts to a lot of goals.”Although it will be his first year on the field for Wisconsin, Thiermann has more experience than most of the players on what is a very young team. Playing in more than 10 games in each of his three years with the Fighting Irish, he has both the technical ability and leadership skills to take on a prominent role in his final year of collegiate soccer.Despite never appearing in a game for Wisconsin, Thiermann was named one of three senior captains earlier this year. Though he was surprised by the selection, his coaches and teammates see it as a sign of his natural leadership ability and how well he meshes with the rest of the Badgers’ roster.“He didn’t really let the fact that he was the new guy get to him, and instantly when he got on the field, players started to respect him,” fellow senior captain Colin Mani said. “He’s just a really good leader, and he’s got a great personality for this team and contributes a lot.”To the surprise of many, Thiermann left Notre Dame, a national soccer powerhouse where he saw significant playing time, after his junior year. While he points to the fact that he never felt comfortable in the Fighting Irish’s system, the senior captain admits that playing for the team he grew up rooting for was a major part of the decision.With several former childhood teammates already playing for Wisconsin, the senior forward believed playing his final year for the Badgers was the perfect way to end his career. “I’m very, very close to my family, so being closer to home, being back with these guys who I played club with, it all just seemed like a great fit, a good way to go out,” Thiermann said.While it’s still early in the year, the standout senior already made his presence felt in his first game as a Badger with a team-high five shots against Western Illinois.A relentless worker who is always working to improve his game, the fifth-year senior has impressed coaches and teammates alike. Described by those around him as an incredibly driven individual, Thiermann sets a strong example for a team full of younger players. “I’ve been coaching [over] 20 years now; I could only name one or two players that I ever worked with or played with that are putting in the amount of effort on and off the field to take care of himself, to be successful,” Trask said. “So he’s a great leader by example.”Thiermann is hoping that his work ethic will allow him to take his game to the next level, as he aspires to play soccer professionally. Thiermann felt that transferring to Wisconsin gave him the best opportunity to finish off his career with the type of standout season that could land him a spot on a pro team. In addition to the extra playing time Thiermann will see at Wisconsin, he believes the UW coaching staff will help him with the difficult transition to the next level.“It’s been a goal of mine ever since I can remember,” Thiermann said. “Every single day just with the ball, trying to get better and better.”“Absolutely, I think [the coaches] have prepared me [for the next level]. They’ve definitely turned me onto a different mindset toward the game, paying attention to the finer details.”While Thiermann is new to the UW men’s soccer team, his quick adjustment to a new program and the instant respect he has gained from teammates make him fit the mold of a veteran Badger. Finally ready to suit up for his hometown team, there’s no doubt that the senior will add a major threat to the Wisconsin offense. “I’m excited to be healthy personally, because it’s been a while, but I definitely think I can bring that experience, bring a little bit of a bite to our offense, and hopefully we have a great season.”last_img read more