Projects Photographs Architects: Steven Holl Architects Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Photographs: Iwan Baan , SHU HeText description provided by the architects. The 220,000 square meter pedestrian-oriented Linked Hybrid complex, sited adjacent to the site of old city wall of Beijing, aims to counter the current urban developments in China by creating a new twenty-first century porous urban space, inviting and open to the public from every side. Filmic urban public space; around, over and through multifaceted spatial layers, as well as the many passages through the project, make the Linked Hybrid an “open city within a city”. The project promotes interactive relations and encourages encounters in the public spaces that vary from commercial, residential, and educational to recreational. The entire complex is a three-dimensional urban space in which buildings on the ground, under the ground and over the ground are fused together.Save this picture!© Iwan BaanRecommended ProductsWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedThe ground level offers a number of open passages for all people (residents and visitors) to walk through. These passages ensure a micro-urbanisms of small scale. Shops activate the urban space surrounding the large reflecting pond. On the intermediate level of the lower buildings, public roofs gardens offer tranquil green spaces, and at the top of the eight residential towers private roof gardens are connected to the penthouses. All public functions on the ground level, – including a restaurant, hotel, Montessori school, kindergarten, and cinema – have connections with the green spaces surrounding and penetrating the project. The elevator displaces like a “jump cut” to another series of passages on a higher levels. From the 12th to the 18th floor a multi-functional series of skybridges with a swimming pool, a fitness room, a café, a gallery, auditorium and a mini salon connects the eight residential towers and the hotel tower, and offers spectacular views over the unfolding city. Programmatically this loop aspires to be semi-lattice-like rather than simplistically linear. We hope the public sky-loop and the base-loop will constantly generate random relationships. They will function as social condensers resulting in a special experience of city life to both residents and visitors. Save this picture!© Iwan BaanGeo-thermal wells (660 at 100 meters deep) provide Linked Hybrid with cooling in summer and heating in winter, and make it one of the largest green residential projects in the world (aiming at LEED Gold rating).Save this picture!© Iwan BaanProject gallerySee allShow lessFacebook Fan Page: Top 10 websites of architecture officesArticlesShenzhen International Energy Mansion / BIGArticlesProject locationAddress:Beijing, ChinaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share China Linked Hybrid / Steven Holl ArchitectsSave this projectSaveLinked Hybrid / Steven Holl Architects 2009 Year: CopyMixed Use Architecture, Apartments•Beijing, China Save this picture!© Iwan Baan+ 53 Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/34302/linked-hybrid-steven-holl-architects Clipboard Linked Hybrid / Steven Holl Architects Mixed Use Architecture Area: 220000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/34302/linked-hybrid-steven-holl-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeSteven Holl ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBeijingHousingEducationalMixed UseChinaPublished on September 09, 2009Cite: “Linked Hybrid / Steven Holl Architects” 09 Sep 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
Architects: Vanguarda Architects Area Area of this architecture project 2012 “COPY” Year: 2012 Houses Area: 452 m² Area: 452 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Cabo House / Vanguarda Architects CopyAbout this officeVanguarda ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTigre PartidoHousesArgentinaPublished on August 28, 2013Cite: “Cabo House / Vanguarda Architects” 28 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Portugal “COPY” Photographs: Ricardo LoureiroProject Team:Filipe Magalhães, Ana Luisa Soares, Ahmed Belkhodja, Elisa Sassi, Joana Sendas, Paulo SousaLandscape Architect:PomoContractor:Maxrenova ldaCity:PortoCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ricardo LoureiroRecommended ProductsResidential ApplicationsAccoyaAccoya® Wood in a Split-Level West Vancouver HomeMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsText description provided by the architects. An odd, asymmetrical art-deco house, nested in the urban fabric searched for clarity after an erratic succession of renovations and extensions.Save this picture!© Ricardo LoureiroThe rooms are open to typological diversity, despite the rigid plan repeated at every level. All living spaces revolve around ambiguous rooms, broken in their middle and punctuated by central blue columns, suggesting a fragmented reading of their otherwise unitary material appearance. The blue elements function as the only vertical ornament of the domestic spaces where the floors are built with three kinds of wood, forming stripes of varying widths, acting as an endless tapestry.Save this picture!© Ricardo LoureiroSave this picture!Exploded diagramSave this picture!© Ricardo LoureiroThe spiral staircase ties the house together: glossy dark blue doors, a pre-existing romanticised handrail and a chessboard of different tones of marble make it a cheerful parade. The art deco house is completed with horizontal light yellow stripes facing the street and vertical black and white stripes facing the garden. This language of bands is carried along to both façades as a binding counterforce to the heterogeneity of the project. The house finds a happy coherence in the small incoherences of its architecture. Somehow, a new kind of peace is found, fragile and festive.Save this picture!© Ricardo LoureiroProject gallerySee allShow lessLittle Shoes Flagship Store / Nábito ArchitectsSelected ProjectsKogelberg Cabins / KLG ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Projects 2019 Houses Save this picture!© Ricardo Loureiro+ 7Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Architects: fala Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily CopyHouses•Porto, Portugal Photographs Broken House / falaSave this projectSaveBroken House / fala Broken House / fala Year: “COPY” Area: 3659 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/947703/broken-house-fala Clipboard CopyAbout this officefalaOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPortoPortugalPublished on September 16, 2020Cite: “Broken House / fala” [Casa Broken / fala] 16 Sep 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
It has been a decade since the people of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast were dislocated due to the federal government’s failure to protect their communities and rebuild them after Hurricane Katrina. Approximately 1,800 people died in New Orleans alone during the hurricane — which struck during the last week of August 2005 — and in its aftermath. Many others suffered severe injuries, while the area’s municipal and health care systems were overwhelmed.The storm and flooding damaged thousands of homes, causing people to take refuge on roofs of buildings and in New Orleans’ streets. Mass evacuations took place, sending people to convention centers and stadiums, as well as to other towns, cities and states. Later, people were transported out of the Gulf Coast region in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Families, neighborhoods, churches, organizations, schools, social clubs and a centuries-long culture were eradicated in a matter of days. Although then President George W. Bush told the media that the federal government was working to provide assistance to the impacted cities, towns and rural areas, these falsehoods were soon exposed.Armed militias of white racists prevented African Americans from fleeing into their neighborhoods, amid reports of racially motivated murders. Police brutality was rampant. On Sept. 4, 2005, New Orleans police opened fire on unarmed people on the Danziger Bridge, killing two African Americans. Five officers were convicted, but an appeals court just granted them a new trial.U.S. wars abroad, racist neglect at homeThe Katrina disaster’s aftermath exposed the Bush administration for its domestic and international failures. Much of the resources of the federal government were employed in the U.S. war of aggression against Iraq.The U.S.-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan resulted in the deaths of thousands of U.S. and NATO troops and hundreds of thousands of civilians in these countries. Nonetheless, the Bush administration and Congress were determined to continue these occupations, which were based on fabricated allegations of destroying “weapons of mass destruction” and fighting a “war on terrorism.” The Federal Emergency Management Agency demonstrated its racist character and administrative incompetence. The images of hundreds of thousands of dislocated African Americans in public areas and on buses and warships awaiting removal illustrated the national oppression and class inequality in the world’s richest capitalist country.When Cuba and Venezuela offered material assistance to the people of the region, the Bush administration declined, saying that the U.S. could take care of its own people. More than 1,000 Cuban physicians were prepared to deploy to the Gulf. Venezuela was willing to send ships with fuel in a gesture of solidarity with African Americans and others in the region.Therefore, by not providing assistance to the people and preventing other countries from doing so, the government was actually intensifying a war against the oppressed. Over the next few years, the U.S. economic crisis mounted as soaring jobless rates and home foreclosures and evictions hit many people in oppressed communities hard.Federal policy a failureMore than 1 million people were forced to relocate, as untold numbers perished and suffered from even deeper levels of poverty and social neglect after the hurricane. African-American communities along the Gulf Coast in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama were disproportionately impacted. The damage done to New Orleans’ Eighth and Ninth Wards provided a rationale for mass removals of their inhabitants. Public housing complexes were shuttered, while neighborhood residents were not given any assistance to relocate and rebuild. Thousands of people were placed in makeshift government housing where they suffered further injury and isolation. In cities as far away as Detroit, dislocated African Americans and others were warehoused in hotels for months until the government stopped housing them. After 10 years, most dislocated African Americans are still living outside Louisiana and the Gulf region with no prospects of returning home.Whole neighborhoods remain in ruins with damaged homes, churches, schools and businesses that cannot reopen. The New Orleans public schools were turned over to a charter system, leaving teachers and other educational workers unemployed.The Aug. 30 German newspaper Deutsche Welle told of Meghan Sullivan, an ultrasound technician now living in Houston, whose family could not afford to return to New Orleans. “We had to evacuate quite suddenly and leave everything behind that didn’t fit in the car. We didn’t realize it was going to be this bad, but we lost everything in the storm.” Sullivan continued: “A year later, we decided to move to Houston. We were pretty much priced out of buying a new home in New Orleans at that point already. There simply weren’t enough properties around. And now, people who have never lived in New Orleans before are spending insane amounts of money to buy tiny condos and miserable plots of land, while no one knows how long it will take until the next natural disaster hits the city.”Rebuilding without the Black massesCorporate news media report that “a rebirth of New Orleans” is taking place — but that’s with white domination of the political structures and the further oppression of African Americans. Whereas assistance was made available through grants and insurance company payouts for those impacted by the hurricane in white neighborhoods, that was not true in African-American communities. Many in the Ninth Ward were falsely told that if they lived near the levee they did not need insurance, and that the federal government would cover their expenses if a disaster occurred.Meanwhile, thousands of African Americans in the Ninth Ward were refused flood insurance or could not afford the premiums. So, they were left without resources to relocate or reconstruct damaged and destroyed homes and communities.In the Aug. 28 Deutsche Welle, Richard Walker interviewed Cashauna Hill, executive director of the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center. Hill explained, “Our counselors began to notice that white homeowners in white neighborhoods were slated to receive larger grants than those for Black homeowners in African-American neighborhoods — even when their homes were of similar age and similar square footage.” Hill noted, “Because of this country’s history of government-sanctioned and sponsored racial segregation and discrimination, African-Americans’ homes in African-American neighborhoods are valued lower than the homes of white people in white neighborhoods.”Allocation of grants was not based on reconstruction costs, but on the residence’s market value before Katrina hit. However, this formula must always take into account the racist history of how housing values are determined for insurance and real estate assessment purposes.Rents have soared in the last decade and low-income African Americans have been largely priced out of the market. Landlords often discriminate against people who are allocated housing vouchers as opposed to those who pay cash.These developments in New Orleans and along the Gulf Coast have been replicated throughout the U.S. The late 2000s’ “subprime” mortgage crisis had the same impact in Detroit, Cleveland, Chicago, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Atlanta, Boston and elsewhere.Despite the fines paid to the federal government by the banks which engineered the housing crisis, most monies have not reached people adversely impacted by the dislocations that were not directly caused by a natural disaster. Until housing is a guaranteed human right in the U.S., this problem will only worsen in the future.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
BelarusEurope – Central Asia The Belarusian authorities are keeping up the pressure on independent and pro-opposition journalists and news outlets in the run-up to the parliamentary elections scheduled for 23 September.”As usual, the regime is ‘preparing’ the elections with an all-out crackdown,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The judicial harassment of journalists and Internet users critical of the government has just one aim – to keep them under pressure and make them feel permanently threatened.”The call for an election boycott by some opposition figures has joined the long list of subjects that are off limits. Those who mention the boycott, such as opposition groups on social networks, are immediately sanctioned. It is illusory to talk of free elections in such a media environment.” The human rights group Viasna reported on 31 August that the mobile phone company BelCel had blocked access to the pro-opposition news websites Charter97 and BelPartizan. Despite a semblance of pluralism, the Electoral Commission has censored many election addresses on state TV, including those by the United Civil Party, containing boycott calls or references to the plight of political prisoners or Belarus’s serious economic crisis.Few candidates have shown any interest in participating in the televised debates that are being billed as a major innovation of this election campaign. The Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ), a Reporters Without Borders partner organization, will tomorrow present the initial findings of its election campaign monitoring from 20 to 31 August.On 30 August, the State Security Committee (KGB) arrested at least four presumed moderators of two pro-opposition groups – called “We’ve had enough of this Lukashenko” and “Only SHOS” – on the Russian social network VKontake. The KGB agents interrogated them and beat some of them in a bid to get their passwords. They also searched their apartments and confiscated laptops. A fifth activist, Syarhei Biaspalau, avoided arrest and announced the next day that he had fled the country.Pavel Yeutsikhiyeu, one of the moderators of the “We’ve had enough of this Lukashenko” group, was sentenced by Minsk’s Kastrychnitski district court on 31 August to five days in prison on a charge of disturbing public order. He had been interrogated in front of his mother after being arrested at home. Andrey Tkachou, the administrator of the “Only SHOS” group, was sentenced to seven days in prison on the same charge. Raman Pratasevich, 17, was released because Belarusian law prohibits trying minors before civil courts. Aleh Shramuk, who was arrested in the northeastern city of Vitebsk, was released late at night after a long interrogation about his online activities.The authorities succeeded in hacking into two online discussion groups with a total of 52,000 members, obtaining the names of their presumed moderators and administrators. Much of the content of these groups was removed, as was the case with the “Revolution through social networks” group in 2011.Andrzej Poczobut, a well-known journalist based in the western city of Hrodna who was released conditionally on 30 June, is meanwhile still being investigated on a charge of libelling President Lukashenko. The city’s Bureau of Investigations has formed a special commission to pursue the case. Its spokesman, Syarhey Sharshnevich, announced on 29 August that the investigation was being extended until 21 September. The Polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza’s correspondent, Poczobut received a three-year suspended prison sentence last year on a similar charge. He is now facing the possibility of an actual jail sentence of up to five years in prison.Anton Surapin, a young blogger arrested for posting photos of an airdrop of teddy bears with pro-democracy messages, was finally released on 17 August after a month of arbitrary detention. But he is now under house arrest and he is still charged with helping a light aircraft to enter Belarusian airspace illegally. News Organisation News Receive email alerts June 2, 2021 Find out more September 3, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Opposition journalists and cyber-dissidents hounded in run-up to election (Picture: http://bymedia.net/) Follow the news on Belarus BelarusEurope – Central Asia to go further May 28, 2021 Find out more RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” News “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says News Help by sharing this information RSF_en Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown May 27, 2021 Find out more
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News UpdatesSC Collegium Proposes To Appoint Seven Additional Judges Of Punjab & Haryana HC As Permanent [Read Resolution] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK15 July 2020 5:07 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court Collegium has approved the proposal for appointment of seven Additional Judges of the Punjab & Haryana High Court as Permanent Judges. They are: Justice Manjari Nehru KaulJustice Harsimran Singh SethiJustice Arun MongaJustice Manoj BajajJustice Lalit BatraJustice Arun Kumar TyagiJustice Harnaresh Singh Gill Justices Manjari…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court Collegium has approved the proposal for appointment of seven Additional Judges of the Punjab & Haryana High Court as Permanent Judges. They are: Justice Manjari Nehru KaulJustice Harsimran Singh SethiJustice Arun MongaJustice Manoj BajajJustice Lalit BatraJustice Arun Kumar TyagiJustice Harnaresh Singh Gill Justices Manjari Kaul, Harsimran Singh Sethi, Arun Monga and Manoj Bajaj were appointed as Additional Judges of the Punjab and Haryana High Court in October, 2018. Justices Lalit Batra and Arun Kumar Tyagi were appointed as Additional Judges on November 16, 2018. Justice Harnesh Gill was appointed as an Additional Judge on December 03, 2018. Click Here To Download Resolution Read Resolution Next Story
Top StoriesDecide Death Row Convict Balwant Singh Rajoana’s Mercy Plea By Jan 25, Supreme Court Asks Centre LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK8 Jan 2021 2:39 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Friday asked the Central Government to submit the recommendations to the President regarding the mercy plea of death row convict Balwant Singh Rajoana by January 25.A bench headed by CJI SA Bobde said this while hearing a writ petition filed by Balwant Singh seeking commutation of his death penalty on the ground that his mercy petition had been pending for the past…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Friday asked the Central Government to submit the recommendations to the President regarding the mercy plea of death row convict Balwant Singh Rajoana by January 25.A bench headed by CJI SA Bobde said this while hearing a writ petition filed by Balwant Singh seeking commutation of his death penalty on the ground that his mercy petition had been pending for the past eight years.Balwant Singh Rajoana was sentenced to death for the murder of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh in a bomb explosion in Chandigarh on August 31, 1995. Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for Rajoana, submitted that the the petitioner has been in custody for nearly 25 years and that his mercy plea before the President has been kept undecided for over eight years.Therefore, Rajoana is entitled to commutation of death penalty as per the SC decisions in Shatrughan Chouhan and Sriharan cases on account of delay in deciding the mercy petition.Additional Solicitor General K.M. Nataraj, appearing for the Union Government, sought for adjournment submitting that the mercy plea file was being processed and had been submitted before the competent authority within the government. Rohatgi submitted that the ASG’s submissions were ‘irrelevant’ as Balwant Singh was entitled to commutation of death penalty on the sole ground of long pendency of his mercy plea.CJI then told Rohatgi that a few more weeks time will not make much difference.”January 26 is a good day to take a decision”, CJI commented in a lighter vein.”Since there is no Chief Guest for the Republic Day function, they should not be having any difficulty in deciding”, Rohatgi added, referring to the withdrawal of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson from this year’s Republic Day function on account of COVID-19 restrictions. In 2014, the Supreme Court commuted the death penalty of Perarivalan and two other convicts who had spent over twenty years in death row in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case to life sentence on the ground of inordinate delay in deciding their mercy petitions. Next Story