House Bettlach / Tormen Architekten AG

first_img Lead Architect: CopyHouses•Bettlach, Switzerland CopyAbout this officeTormen Architekten AGOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookBettlachSwitzerlandPublished on April 19, 2020Cite: “House Bettlach / Tormen Architekten AG” 19 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore 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 Houses Save this picture!© Mark Drotsky Architekturfotografie+ 31Curated by Paula Pintos Share Photographs:  Mark Drotsky Architekturfotografie Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project House Bettlach / Tormen Architekten AG ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/937636/house-bettlach-tormen-architekten-ag Clipboard Architects: Tormen Architekten AG Area Area of this architecture project Reto Tormen Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/937636/house-bettlach-tormen-architekten-ag Clipboardcenter_img 2020 Photographs ArchDaily Manufacturers: FunderMax, SIMES, Bekon Koralle, Catalano, Gessi, Laufen, TECE, Wesco, XAL, Keller Spiegelschränke, Similor House Bettlach / Tormen Architekten AGSave this projectSaveHouse Bettlach / Tormen Architekten AG Switzerland Year:  Products used in this ProjectVentilated / Double Skin FacadeFundermaxExterior Architectural Panels – Max Compact ExteriorLightsSIMESWall Recessed – Continuous RodLandscape Architects:Rennhard Gartenbau AGCity:BettlachCountry:SwitzerlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Mark Drotsky ArchitekturfotografieText description provided by the architects. This cubic detached house was built on a beautiful hillside in Bettlach. The parcel in a central, well developed location was parceled out from a larger piece of land – in the spirit of compact construction.Save this picture!© Mark Drotsky ArchitekturfotografieSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Mark Drotsky ArchitekturfotografieThe living level is attached to the upper cantilevered, light-flooded wooden pavilion, the sleeping level to the lower, solid concrete structure. the quality of the spatial arrangement is optimally staged by a spacious loggia.Save this picture!© Mark Drotsky ArchitekturfotografieSave this picture!© Mark Drotsky ArchitekturfotografieSave this picture!© Mark Drotsky ArchitekturfotografieThe cube should appear as a single storey from the northern access situation. the south facade in the direction of the slope then illustrates the volumetry in its entire two-story expression.Save this picture!© Mark Drotsky ArchitekturfotografieProject gallerySee allShow lessIn Praise of Tokyo: in Conversation With Junya IshigamiInterviewsBaotou Vanke Central Park / ZAP Associates LLCSelected Projects Share Projects Area:  645 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY”last_img read more

Breonna Taylor case: Public outraged after 1 officer indicted for endangering neighbors

first_imgCopyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. iStock/ChiccoDodiFCBY: EMILY SHAPIRO and IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(LOUISVILLE) — People in Louisville and across the country are unleashing their anger after a Kentucky grand jury on Wednesday indicted one officer for allegedly endangering the neighbors of Breonna Taylor during the police shooting that killed her.Officer Brett Hankison, who has been fired, was indicted on three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment for allegedly endangering Taylor’s neighbors when he fired into the apartment complex.The neighboring apartment had three people inside, thus the three charges against Hankinson, said Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron. The other officers involved in Taylor’s death were not charged.Taylor family attorney Ben Crump tweeted Wednesday, “NOTHING for the murder of Breonna Taylor. This is outrageous and offensive!”“If Brett Hankison’s behavior was wanton endangerment to people in neighboring apartments, then it should have been wanton endangerment in Breonna Taylor’s apartment too. In fact, it should have been ruled wanton murder!” he wrote.Taylor’s sister, Ju’Niyah Palmer, posted to Instagram, “Sister I am so sorry.”In an Instagram story, Palmer said Taylor, who had previously worked as an EMT for the city, was “failed by a system” she “worked hard for.”On the streets of Louisville, after the sole indictment was announced, some wept, some chanted and some marched.Women in tears after the charges are announced. Three counts of Wanton endangerment in the first degree, a class D felony in Kentucky carrying 1-5 years in prison, plus potential monetary fines #Louisville #BreonnaTaylor pic.twitter.com/oHsFXHJjlm— Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene) September 23, 2020Maj. Stephen Martin, a spokesman for the Kentucky National Guard, told ABC News that Gov. Andy Beshear authorized the deployment of a portion of the Kentucky National Guard to Louisville.“We will be engaged in limited and specific missions, protecting critical infrastructure. Our Guard leadership has been directed to retain command and control at all times while working with the Louisville Metro Police Department,” he said in a statement.Beshear was scheduled to hold a news conference at 4 p.m. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said there will be a 72-hour curfew starting Wednesday night.Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman, was shot dead by police while in her Louisville home on March 13. Taylor and her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, were asleep when three Louisville Metro Police Department officers, including Hankinson, tried to execute a “no-knock” search warrant. The officers were investigating a suspected drug operation linked to Taylor’s ex-boyfriend.Hankinson was fired and the other officers involved were placed on administrative duty.Taylor’s death sparked months of nationwide protests against police violence and calls for the officers to be charged.Across the country, people turned to social media Wednesday to voice their frustration and anger.Chanelle Helm, an organizer of Black Lives Matter Louisville, said, “We shouldn’t be too surprised at what’s happening.”“What is frustrating is that white supremacy, this government and its elected officials continue to deny us healing and any taste of what real justice looks like. Justice in this country is nonexistent,” Helm said in a statement. “This country hasn’t changed. This country hasn’t come to the realization that fascism was its only goal. We move every day for capitalism and not for humanity. Instead of bringing in paths for healing, we keep bringing in more law enforcement, more military and more representations of the systems we desperately need to dismantle.”The ACLU of Kentucky called this “the latest miscarriage of justice in our nation’s long history of denying that Black lives matter.”“We join the Taylor family and the community in protesting and mourning the Commonwealth’s choice to deny justice for Breonna,” the ACLU said in a statement. “Breonna Taylor was killed when plainclothes officers used a no-knock warrant to enter her home in the middle of the night. They did not even perform life-saving measures as she took her last breaths after they shot her five times. Throughout this tragic series of events, including today, the police and prosecutors continuously have failed Breonna Taylor, her family, and Black Kentuckians.“This outcome shows us that true police accountability does not exist in Kentucky,” the ACLU said. “The results of this investigation reflect insufficient standards for police use of force, government-sanctioned violence and terror in communities of color, and a need to completely rebuild our justice system.”Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACP, tweeted, “Breonna Taylor deserves justice. This was not justice. 1 of the 3 officers was indicted for wanton endangerment. No one was charged for her murder.”“We must take this anger to the polls, and vote this November like we’ve never voted before,” he said. “Black Lives Matter.”Cameron said federal prosecutors are looking into potential civil rights charges.ABC News’ Matthew Seyler contributed to this report.last_img read more

Talent and Social Business: The promise and the challenges of Employer Branding

first_img “As some of you know I joined Flipkart with the designation of Director – Talent Branding. Many people after that have asked me what exactly is my role and what would I be doing.”Read full article Talent and Social Business: The promise and the challenges of Employer BrandingShared from missc on 15 Apr 2015 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed.last_img

Trains slated for tech renewal

first_imgPartly in response to this year’s fatal crash in Glendale, Metrolink will be the first commuter rail system nationwide to use technology on cab cars designed to reduce the severity of collisions, which could become required for all commuter trains. The technology, known as crash-energy management, is designed to spread the force of a crash throughout the train so the front of the cab car doesn’t absorb the brunt of the impact. Transportation officials said they believe it will prevent passenger injuries and reduce derailments. “It’s like giant shock absorbers,” Metrolink spokeswoman Denise Tyrrell said. Metrolink will begin selecting new cars in January, but with the new system still in the testing phase, it could be years before crash-energy-management-enabled cars hit the tracks, Tyrrell said. Metrolink will buy more than 40 new cab cars, replacing its entire fleet. Each car could cost between $2 million and $3 million, Tyrrell said. Officials said they believe the system will add protection for trains that use the controversial push-pull method, where the train is pulled by a locomotive in one direction but pushed by the locomotive in the opposite direction. Although railroad officials believe the push-pull method is safe, critics argue that a cab car in the front of the train is more likely to derail than a locomotive. Those critics were vocal in January, when a Metrolink train being pushed from behind collided with a sport utility vehicle left on the tracks in Glendale, killing 11 people, Metrolink’s deadliest crash. “An experience like that makes you look at everything,” Tyrrell said. The Federal Railroad Administration is expected to approve the technology in early 2006 and could require commuter railroad trains to incorporate it. “What we are intending to do with crash-energy management is to improve the overall passenger rail safety regardless if it’s operating in push or pull mode,” FRA spokesman Steve Kulm said. The FRA has been studying crash-energy management since 2003 and already has staged five test crashes. In the tests, a cab car using conventional equipment crumpled more than 20 feet – well into the passenger section of the car. A cab car using the new system crumpled just three feet, Kulm said. The system includes four components designed to increase passenger safety – a connector that recedes into the train to help prevent derailments, structural changes designed to act like a car’s bumper and strengthen the front of the car, and energy absorbers that create crush zones away from passenger areas. [email protected] (818) 713-3669 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Spekboom, the plant with a carbon fixation

first_imgClimate change is an increasing problem globally; and South Africa is among the top 20 largest producers of carbon emissions in the world. Reducing our carbon footprint is more important than ever. The Wonder Plant social enterprise and the Spekboom Foundation have just the plant for the job.Spekboom, indigenous to the Eastern Cape, has remarkable carbon fixing properties that have the potential to offset greatly our carbon footprint. (Image: Bradley Dennis)Mathiba MolefeThere was a time when it covered vast sections of the landscape in the Eastern Cape, spreading for kilometres in every direction. But today, as a result of overgrazing farm animals, spekboom, Portulacaria Afra, is limited to small patches scattered loosely throughout the province.Indigenous to South Africa, spekboom is considered by some to be a wonder plant of sorts. Given its remarkable ability to draw large amounts of carbon from the atmosphere, it is no surprise that it is regarded so highly.With climate change a growing problem worldwide, there are widespread efforts to reduce our carbon footprint and impact on the environment. Tapping into the under-utilised potential of local flora such as spekboom may be part of the answer.Most of South Africa’s energy is still generated by burning coal and this, coupled with the country’s energy- and carbon-intensive mining and industrial sectors, made it the thirteenth highest producer of carbon emissions in the world in 2008, according to data collected by the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Centre (CDIAC).This also makes South Africa the largest producer of carbon emissions on the African continent, with more than 460 metric tons of CO2 produced in 2011.According to the Spekboom Foundation and the Wonder Plant social enterprise, spekboom can absorb nearly 10 times as much carbon dioxide per hectare than any tropical rain forest on the planet.Offsetting carbon emissionsBradley Dennis, a conservationist from the Samara Private Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape, said “fortunately, environmental awareness is ripe and many people and organisations are actively working towards counteracting these threats.“One such way to combat these emissions is through carbon sinks.”According to the Spekboom Foundation and the Wonder Plant social enterprise, spekboom can absorb nearly 10 times as much carbon dioxide per hectare than any tropical rain forest on the planet.This is because spekboom functions differently from other plants in that it continues to photosynthesise during the night, thanks to its ability to store solar energy. This, together with its ability to grow in some of the country’s harshest conditions, makes spekboom the ideal plant to help offset our carbon footprint.“The plant is extremely water-wise and requires very little attention. It can tolerate long periods of drought,” Dennis explains.“And best of all, besides being very attractive and blooming wonderful little pink flowers, it is easy to grow.”Organisations such as the Spekboom Foundation and Wonder Plant offer members of the public easy access to this amazing plant, so you can play a part in actively lowering South Africa’s carbon footprint.“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now” – an old Chinese proverb. Above, volunteers planting spekboom saplings at the Samara Private Game Reserve.Get involvedThere is an old Chinese proverb that says “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now”.If you would like to get your hands on a spekboom plant, support local business and reduce your carbon footprint, you can visit either the Wonder Plant website or the Spekboom Foundation website to find out how.“Making a difference, even if it’s as small as planting a tree in your backyard, has a bigger impact than one realises,” says Dennis.Play Your PartAre you playing your part to help improve the lives of those around you through your everyday actions? Do you know of anyone who deserves recognition for improving South Africa and its people?If you do, then submit your story to our website and let us know what you are doing to improve the country for all; we want to hear it.If we don’t get actively involved in creating a better future for South Africa, then who will? Step up and play your part in our country’s journey to greatness.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Nations complain: Dogs, faeces all over CWG Village

first_imgMany participating countries have ripped apart the claims of readiness of the Commonwealth Games (CWG) Village in Delhi and threatened to boycott the October event. Countries such as Scotland, New Zealand and Canada have given damning reports on the conditions at the Village and said their athletes cannot be brought into such an environment.  Headlines Today has exclusive access to the reservations expressed in the minutes of the meeting between the CWG Organising Committee and the member countries. Here’s what some of the countries have said about the condition of the Village: ScotlandThe cleaners were using filthy water to clean the flats. There were stray dogs and faeces all over the place. Electrical services are unsafe. The keys and doors aren’t working. CanadaStagnant water and green algae sits around the block. There are gaps large enough for animals to get into the building. As of today, Canada will not bring athletes into this environment. New ZealandThere is no way the athletes can use the dirty and unhygienic bathrooms. There’s no way athletes can be brought into such a Village. It’s a crisis-level situation. UKThe toilets are disgusting and still being used by workers on the site.   Commonwealth Games FederationAll stray dogs need to be removed from the Village. One dog even jumped onto a bed and soiled it. This is a serious health issue. The risk of dengue fever is high. The employees are urinating openly in public areas.last_img read more

6 days agoReal Madrid boss Zidane defends Jovic slow start

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid boss Zidane defends Jovic slow startby Carlos Volcano6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has defended Luka Jovic slow start to his Bernabeu career.Jovic has struggled for minutes since his summer arrival from Eintracht Frankfurt.Zidane said, “He’s not demotivated. “He’s just arrived and he’s looking much better now than when he came in. He’s slowly learning Spanish and becoming part of the group. “I will be counting on him and he’s important despite the fact he hasn’t played much recently.” last_img

Ed Asner To Host Poker Tournament And Celebrity Casino Night For Autism

first_imgEd Asner and Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, presents the 4th Annual Ed Asner & Friends Poker Tournament and Celebrity Casino Night on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 5:00 PM, on the 30th Floor of the USC Tower Steelcase WorkLife Center/City View Penthouse in Downtown Los Angeles (1150 South Olive St).Asner leads a long list of celebrities, sponsors and top movie studio execs who have teamed up on behalf of Autism Speaks. More than 300 guests are expected at this year’s event, sponsored by Steelcase.“The Annual Texas Hold ’Em Tournament is always a memorable and rewarding opportunity for us to bring friends and members of the industry together to raise funds for Autism Speaks,” said Asner, who has a son and grandson on the spectrum. “Our goal is to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders.”In addition to the Celebrity Poker Tournament, guests will enjoy a Casino Night including Blackjack, Craps and Roulette; dinner buffet catered by Patina; cocktails and silent/live Auctions. Casino Night Prizes will be awarded as well as Poker Prizes for the top three winners. Past celebrities who attended include Don Cheadle, Jon Favreau, Evan Handler, Max Burkholder, Ed Begley Jr. and Michael McKean.Now in its fourth year, the poker tournament is expecting to raise over $100,000 to support Autism Speaks mission to increase awareness of autism spectrum disorders, to fund research into the causes, prevention and treatment of autism, and to advocate for the needs of individuals with autism and their families, which now affects 1 out of every 68 people in the United States.For questions about ticketing, please contact Brandon Adachi at: [email protected] or (323) 297- 4731. For tickets, go to autismspeaks.print2d.com.2016 Sponsors include: Venue Sponsor – Steelcase. Full House Sponsors – Kamus + Kamus + Keller Interiors | Architecture; Newmark Grubb Knight Frank; Tangram; Turelk; Howard Building Corporation. Poker Sponsor – Environetics. Media Sponsors – Warbasse Media; TekWorks.last_img read more

Alternative Keystone XL route gets approved in Nebraska

first_imgLINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska regulators approved an alternative route Monday for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. It was the last major regulatory hurdle facing project operator TransCanada Corp., though opponents say another round of federal approval may now be needed.The Nebraska Public Service Commission’s ruling was on the Nebraska route TransCanada has proposed to complete the $8 billion, 1,179-mile (1,897-kilometre) pipeline to deliver oil from Alberta, Canada, to Texas Gulf Coast refineries. The proposed Keystone XL route would cross parts of Montana, South Dakota and most of Nebraska to Steele City, Nebraska.The long-delayed project was rejected by President Barack Obama in 2015, citing concerns about carbon pollution. President Donald Trump revived it in March, approving a permit.The project has faced a barrage of criticism from environmental activists and some landowners for nearly a decade.Here are some things to know about the fight:___WHAT OPTIONS DID THE COMMISSION HAVE?The five-member Nebraska Public Service Commission was forbidden by law from factoring pipeline safety or the risk of spills into its decision because pipeline safety is a federal responsibility. So, it couldn’t take into account a spill of 210,000 gallons (790,000 litres) of oil on the existing Keystone pipeline in South Dakota announced on Thursday.The simplest choice was a yes-or-no vote on TransCanada’s “preferred route” through a dozen Nebraska counties. The commission had the option of including major caveats that would add years to the project’s timetable.Commissioners decided to approve an alternative route that would run farther north than TransCanada’s preferred route. Company officials have said their preferred route causes the least amount of disruption.No matter what the commission decided, any group that presented arguments at an August hearing could appeal the decision to a state district court. The case would likely end up before the Nebraska Supreme Court.The proposed Keystone XL would expand the existing Keystone pipeline, which went into service in July 2010. The current pipeline network runs south through North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas and extends east into Missouri and Illinois.___WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE DECISION?The commission’s vote could play a pivotal role in whether TransCanada moves ahead with the pipeline. After years of lobbying for the project, TransCanada acknowledged in a July conference call that executives won’t decide until late November or early December whether to begin construction.TransCanada spokesman Matthew John reiterated that timeline last week, ahead of the Monday vote.“We’re going through the process with every intention to get this project built,” John said on Wednesday. “But there are factors that we need to work out prior to making that decision,” including regulatory approval in Nebraska.John said the company also needs to finalize its contracts with shippers that want to use the pipeline.TransCanada has been working to line up long-term contracts for the pipeline, which can carry an estimated 830,000 barrels a day. The company has not announced the results of its open season bidding process, which ended Oct. 26.___WILL THERE BE PROTESTS IF THE COMMISSION APPROVES THE PIPELINE?Opponents in August vowed to stage mass protests against the pipeline if Nebraska regulators approve it, but say they will exhaust legal options first.Pipeline opponents have lined parts of the proposed route with obstacles, including trees, solar panels, sacred corn from the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska and a barn powered by renewable energy. Some opponents may try to physically block construction and have likened their resistance to the activists who protested the Dakota Access Pipeline in Standing Rock, North Dakota.___IS KEYSTONE XL STILL FEASIBLE?Despite low oil prices and repeated delays, TransCanada has a strong financial incentive to keep pursuing the pipeline, said Zachary Rogers, a Houston-based analyst for Wood Mackenzie, an energy research and consulting firm.Rogers said Western Canadian producers have been forced to ship their product by train, which is more expensive than a pipeline, and Keystone XL would reduce costs and improve their bottom line.At the same time, Texas refineries face uncertainty because of political instability in Venezuela, one of their top oil sources, and a slowdown in Mexican production.“Western Canada has been held captive by geography and hasn’t been able to cheaply access the markets,” Rogers said last week. “Any opportunity for them to get better access will buoy their margins.”___Follow Grant Schulte on Twitter at https://twitter.com/GrantSchulte___Sign up for the AP’s weekly newsletter showcasing our best reporting from the Midwest and Texas: http://apne.ws/2u1RMfvlast_img read more