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ArchDaily 1931 Housing Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/358312/ad-classics-swiss-pavilion-le-corbusier Clipboard Year: photographs: Samuel Ludwig, Usuario de Flickr: ArchitestPhotographs: Samuel Ludwig, Courtesy of Archigraphie, Usuario de Flickr: ArchitestProject gallerySee allShow lessWXY’s Claire Weisz “Ecological Barriers: Holding Sea Levels at Bay” LectureEventMilan Design Week 2013: Energetic Energies for Panasonic / Akihisa HirataArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Fondation Suisse, 7 Boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyIn 1930, Le Corbusier was tasked with designing a dormitory that would house Swiss students at the Cité Internationale Universitaire in Paris. At first the architect and Pierre Jeanneret, his partner at the time, refused to take on the project due to tensions with the Swiss after their handling of the architects’ proposal for the League of Nations competition. Eventually, however, they agreed to see it through and worked on a very limited budget, which led the building to become a summation of Le Corbusier’s modern principles, forcing him to focus on dwelling before all else.+ 10The Swiss Pavilion, or Pavillon Suisse, employed the architect’s five points of architecture, building on them throughout the design. The building is elevated on pilotis that are close to its center, accentuating the ‘floating’ effect. The roof garden gives back to the city and serves the residents of the building, although it is not as animated as that of the Unite d’Habitation in Marseille. Three frames give the garden a view and reveal the unsophisticated structural elements.Save this picture!© Samuel LudwigRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapWhile strained by the limited budget, Le Corbusier manages to hold onto his free facade and open plan. Several moments in the project reveal a transparent skin with the structural support standing behind it, always maintaining the continuity of the elevations. Moreover, the open plan is controlled with architectural elements such as stairs as well as furniture, whether fixed or loose. View and light penetration also have their impact on the organization of the open plan, having been controlled by the free elevation. Save this picture!© Samuel LudwigLe Corbusier was forced by the client to accommodate the public functions on the ground floor, a requirement he chose to respond to by separating the elevated student homes and creating an attached building on ground level for the common activities. In certain cases we also witness the ribbon windows becoming vertical curtain walls, one of the steps of transitioning the five elements from the scale of a villa to that of a vertical housing block, the epitome of which was the Unite d’Habitation, completed two decades later. Save this picture!© Samuel LudwigThe building sits lightly in its surrounding, a purist prism engulfed by greenery. Le Corbusier manages to use a budget constraint to develop his most basic principles, never sacrificing the beauty of space. The Pavillon Suisse comes as a development of the Villa Savoye in a sense, bringing the architect’s principles to a larger and more lively structure, one closer to the city and the people.Save this picture!© Samuel LudwigHousing, Apartments•Paris, France AD Classics: Swiss Pavilion / Le CorbusierSave this projectSaveAD Classics: Swiss Pavilion / Le Corbusier “COPY” “COPY” Year: CopyAbout this officeLe CorbusierOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsArchitecture ClassicsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsParisHousingResidentialFrancePublished on April 11, 2013Cite: Ramzi Naja. “AD Classics: Swiss Pavilion / Le Corbusier” 11 Apr 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily A Nurturing Family Home / Takashi Okuno & Associates ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/875318/a-nurturing-family-home-takashi-okuno-architectural-design-office Clipboard Year: Japan “COPY” Save this picture!© Shigeo Ogawa+ 15 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/875318/a-nurturing-family-home-takashi-okuno-architectural-design-office Clipboard Houses Manufacturers: Galvalume, Fujiwara Chemical, SiltucciSave this picture!© Shigeo OgawaRecommended ProductsDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsText description provided by the architects. The clients have 3 children and they are busy looking after them. The brief is for a large 2-story house efficiently designed with short lines of movement to facilitate their busy everyday life.Save this picture!© Shigeo OgawaThe living area is an open and dynamic space with decorative beams, whereas the natural reed cladding on the dining area and kitchen ceilings creates a calming effect.Save this picture!© Shigeo OgawaThe L-shaped garden gives the family a great deal of freedom. The gate, approach, entrance lobby and tatami-floored living room provide plenty of space for entertaining guests.Save this picture!Ground Floor Plan“The tatami room is an important place for entertaining important visitors, a special place which is usually out of bounds to children”.Save this picture!© Shigeo OgawaA home is a relaxed, harmonious place for a family, but at the same time it is a place where parents pass on concepts to their children.Save this picture!© Shigeo OgawaA place where love for the family, respect for friends and acquaintances, and gratitude are not forgotten.This is a home which embodies all the coupleʼs ideas.Save this picture!© Shigeo OgawaProject gallerySee allShow lessSt. Gerlach Pavilion and Manor Farm / MecanooSelected ProjectsTogether Hostel / Cao Pu StudioSelected Projects Share Projects CopyHouses•Japan “COPY” Area: 256 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Takashi Okuno & Associates Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeTakashi Okuno & AssociatesOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesJapanPublished on July 10, 2017Cite: “A Nurturing Family Home / Takashi Okuno & Associates” 10 Jul 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Girassol Building / Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/898783/girassol-building-reinach-mendonca-arquitetos-associados Clipboard ArchDaily Photographer: Tony Chen Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Brazil Manufacturers: Atlas Schindler, Atelier Leopardi Esperante, Be Metais, CenterMadCollaborators:Guilherme Nakata, Raquel Jordão, Victor Gonçalves, Tony Chen, Mayara Ready, Tadeu Ferreira, Tais Vieira, Douglas Morilhão, Paula Leal, Camila OseleInterior Design:SuperLimão StudioLightining:Foco Luz & DesenhoConcrete Structure:Benedictis EngenhariaMetal Structure:BE MetaisEletrical Hydralical Engineer:Zamaro PessoaAir Conditioning:Logitec ProjetosGeneral Contractor:DeLuccAuthors:Henrique Reinach, Maurício MendonçaCoordinators Architects:Manuel Tojal, Rodrigo NakajimaCity:PinheirosCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tony ChenRecommended ProductsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingText description provided by the architects. The Girassol Building is a small commercial building located in a steep stretch street in the neighborhood of Vila Madalena located in São Paulo.The project should provide versatile spaces that allow divide the space into small rooms or merged into a single large workplace.Save this picture!© Tony ChenSlabs are supported only by the pillars at the both sides of the lot exceeding its entire width. The subsoil has the access of pedestrians separated from the vehicles and receives the visitors in a central nucleus of circulation. Work spaces can be turned to the front and back of the building, improving ventilation and sunshine along the 3 floors.Save this picture!© Tony ChenThe frame is all composed of floor / ceiling glass, leading users to a small balcony. In this, a second skin of shrimp doors in perforated plates protect the internal areas of the excess of sun and give privacy to the work areas.Save this picture!© Tony ChenSave this picture!Section ASave this picture!© Tony ChenFinally, the roof of the last floor, defined in thermo-acoustic metal tiles, provides a more generous footing, and allowed a zenithal illumination next to the core. This light enters on a pergola of glass-covered wood, beneath which a generous garden separates the rooms from the front to the back.At the bottom of the basement, an uncovered garden and an artistic panel that fills the entire height of the background currency, complete the scene of this project.Save this picture!© Tony ChenProject gallerySee allShow lessFaith & Form’s 2018 Program Recognizes the Best in Religious Architecture and ArtArticlesArchitecture’s “Dark Products”: What Do Architects Claim Ownership of in the Design …Articles Share Area: 993 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeReinach Mendonça Arquitetos AssociadosOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsPinheirosBrazilPublished on January 06, 2019Cite: “Girassol Building / Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados” [Edifício Girassol / Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados] 06 Jan 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Tagged with: Events 21 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Jessops launches Click for Clic campaign Photographic retailer Jessops aims to raise at least £50,000 this year for CLIC – Cancer and Leukaemia in Childhood.Jessops launched the campaign by supporting CLIC’s Win a day off work fundraising day on 12 December 2003 in which companies donate extra days holiday to raffle off amongst staff to raise funds. A Pyjama Party Event was held on the day for 500 staff at Jessops Head office in Leicester. The company has already presented the charity with a £5,000 cheque.Jessops is planning further fundraising events both for employees and customers, and will be selling CLIC merchandise through its network of over 250 stores. Advertisement Howard Lake | 7 January 2004 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Jessops’ fundraising include news of the appeal – including a ‘CLIC-ometer’ to report on the appeal’s fundraising total – on its Web site.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 56 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Barclays Bank donates £25,000 to Leeds homeless charity Tagged with: corporate Howard Lake | 4 February 2008 | News Barclays have donated £25,000 to a social enterprise set up by Leeds-based homeless charity St. George’s Crypt. The CREATE social enterprise will provide Crypt clients with the work experience and training they need to move from dependency to independence.Gary Hoffman, Barclays Group Vice Chairman, recently visited the project to see how the company’s donation was being used.MR Hoffman said: “At Barclays our community investment focuses on using our knowledge and expertise to tackle social issues such as improving financial literacy and helping people get back to work and this revolutionary programme, intent on creating opportunities and solutions for the homeless in Leeds, is fantastic.”The £25,000 donation will help CREATE with start-up costs in setting up an outside catering company offering high quality sandwich platters and buffet services to both corporate and private events throughout Leeds. CREATE will then move into housing, training and retail markets.Sarah Dunwell of CREATE said: “Barclays have provided us with the means to launch CREATE and get it off the ground with real impact.”Profits from CREATE will serve to support further expansion of the social enterprise and “a significant proportion” will be donated to St. George’s Crypt.Barclays says that its community investment programme “added up to £46.5 million in 2006”.www.stgeorgescrypt.org.uk
Viral fundraising campaigns “most likely to put people off donating” Unpopular methodsGiven the same list of options, participants asked which approach by a charity would be most likely to put them off donating. The results were:1. Viral fundraising – 39%2. Street fundraising – 23%3. TV fundraising – 21%4. Online fundraising – 12%5. Print fundraising – 5% Why did they not like these methods?Respondents were then asked to explain why they were put off by these methods. They could choose more than one reason, and the results were:1. There have been too many in 2014 – 41%2. Cannot afford to donate– 27%3. Never carry change – 18%4. Fundraisers are too in-your-face –14%5. Don’t agree with the principle of the fundraiser – 5%Nick Swan, CEO of VoucherCodesPro.co.uk, commented:“2014 has been a great year for charities. From the Ice Bucket Challenge to No Make-Up Selfies, this year has been saturated by an excess of fundraising campaigns on social media. It would seem that this has taken its toll on Britons and more people are being put off by charity campaigns”.He did add however that it was important for Britons to continue donating to charity.The end of the fundraising selfie?Does this mean that the selfie has had its day as a fundraising tool? That is most unlikely, given that the most successful selfie-based fundraising campaigns have been created by charity supporters and not by charities themselves. For every major campaign run by charities it seems that some supporters are going to start showing their support by developing a selfie campaign. The response to the Manchester Dogs Home fire is just one example of this.Surveys and polls that ask people about their attitudes to fundraising and giving also don’t always align with the statistics on how much they actually give and by which methods. This survey did not offer free text answers to some of the questions so there is a chance that some other reasons did not surface in the results.The distinction between online fundraising and viral fundraising, two separate responses in the survey, is also not clear. 63 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Tagged with: Digital Research / statistics selfie Howard Lake | 26 November 2014 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 A survey by a money saving website has found that viral fundraising campaigns, many of them with selfies, are the method of asking that is most likely to put people off donating to charity.The research by VoucherCodesPro.co.uk found that viral fundraising campaigns like #nomakeupselfie and #ALSicebucketchallenge would put 39% of Britons off donating to charity in response.The two main reasons cited were“too many campaigns in 2014” (41%)“I couldn’t afford it” (27%)The online poll asked 1,946 people aged 18 and over from across the UK about their charitable giving.Popular methods of fundraisingRespondents were asked which type of fundraising activity made them most likely to donate to the charity in question. The results were:1. TV fundraising – 33%2. Online / Email fundraising – 22%3. Viral fundraising – 19%4. Street / door-to-door fundraising – 15%5. Print fundraising – 6% Advertisement Photo: #Selfie ipsener on Shutterstock.com About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
YAWF was the acronym for Youth Against War and Fascism, the youth organization associated with Workers World Party. Founded in 1962, YAWF carried its orange banners in the many confrontational actions of the 1960s and 1970s opposing the war in Vietnam, in solidarity with the Black Liberation Movement in the U.S., and in solidarity with all the movements around the world fighting for self-determination and liberation from imperialism.YAWF’s December 1976 action and the flier were examples of the group’s anti-imperialist stance and a challenge to Washington’s characterization of the liberation movement in South Africa. credit: WW graphicsYAWF’s December 1976 action and the flier were examples of the group’s anti-imperialist stance and a challenge to Washington’s characterization of the liberation movement in South Africa. This action was in solidarity with the June 16, 1976, uprising of youths and students in Soweto, South Africa, and the rise of the Black Consciousness Movement in that country, led by Steve Biko, who was assassinated by five police officers in 1977.Until 1990, when the worldwide anti-apartheid movement succeeded in freeing South African leader Nelson Mandela from decades of imprisonment on Robben Island, the African National Congress and its armed wing, Umkhonto we Sizwe (Spear of the Nation), were listed as international terrorist organizations by the CIA and the U.S. State Department.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
News RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance News April 28, 2021 Find out more June 8, 2021 Find out more NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Related documents Authorities crack down on social networks and activist bloggers – Arabic VersionPDF – 120.24 KB United Arab EmiratesMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information December 23, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Reporters Without Borders condemns the arrests and trials of netizens in the United Arab Emirates. The authorities continue to monitor online social networks closely, as Col. Abdul Rahim bin Shafi, the head of the interior ministry’s organized crime department in Dubai, said they were doing last year. Events in recent weeks bear this out.“The Emirati authorities are cracking down harder on bloggers and netizens who criticize the regime,” Reporters Without Borders said. “March has seen a wave of arrests, attacks and acts of intimidation. We urge the government to abandon these methods. The authorities must stop arresting netizens and bloggers for what they post online and must guarantee their safety.”Saleh Al-Dhufairi, a netizen who is very active on social networks (@SalehAlDhfairi), was finally released on bail on 20 March after being arrested on 9 March and held in Abu Dhabi’s Al Wathba prison. He is charged with using Twitter to “incite sedition” and “abuse religion.”Dhufairi has been covering sensitive subjects such as the “UAE 7,” a group of pro-democracy activists whose citizenship was withdrawn after calling on the government to carry out political reforms and organize elections, and criticizing the state security department’s meddling in political matters. He is to be tried by a state security court but no trial date has so far been set.The blogger Juma Al-Felasi (@jalfelasi) was attacked by an unidentified group as he was driving in Dubai on 6 March. His assailants pulled him out of his car and beat him, accusing him of sullying the image of the UAE’s rulers. Felasi is known for criticizing government policies and calling for democratic reforms in his blog posts.The continued close monitoring of the Internet is evident from the immediate reprisals against anyone posting content that is not to the government’s liking. The police do not hesitate to intimidate opposition bloggers and netizens using social networks.Mohammed Abdul Razzaq Al-Siddiq, one of the “UAE 7,” was arrested at his home without a warrant in the northeastern emirate of Al Sharjah at 4 a.m. on 24 March following a comment on Twitter accusing the emirate’s ruler, Sultan Al-Qassimi, of discriminating against the UAE’s large expatriate population. He was released later in the day after paying a fine, and will not be prosecuted.Another “UAE 7” member, activist Ahmed Ghaith Al Suwaidi, was arrested in Abu Dhabi on 26 March along with Judge Ahmed Yousef Buatabh Zaabi, a fellow activist. The police did not have a warrant and the two men are still being held although no charge has been brought against them.Dubai police chief Dhahi Khalfan used Twitter to warn human rights activist Khalifa Al-Nuaimi (@Alnuaimi_k) that police were coming to arrest him 13 March: ضاحي خلفان تميم @Dhahi_Khalfan@Alnuaimi_k انت مطلوب للعدالة… ونحن شفا فون … حضورك الينا افضل.ضاحي خلفان تميم @Dhahi_Khalfan@Alnuaimi_k خليفه لا نعرف اننا سنحيلها هذي جريمة يجوز القبض فيها لنا ولكن النيابة الاتحادية هي جهة الترافع فيه.. شرطة دبي في الطريق اليك . Translation:You are wanted by the judicial authorities… We are transparent… You’d be advised to surrender.(…) This is a crime for which we have the right to arrest you but it’s before the federal prosecutor that you enter your plea… the Dubai police are on their way to arrest you.The netizen Mohamed Ismael Akhbar has been detained since 19 February on a charge of insulting an official for criticizing Khlafan, the police chief, on social networks. A stateless person, he had condemned the corruption he had encountered in the course of his attempts to regularize his situation, and the failure of the police to take any action in response to his complaints. He has had not access to a lawyer and has been held in solitary confinement. A court is expected to issue a verdict on 1 April.Meanwhile, the “UAE 5,” five activists who were arrested last year and given jail sentences for calling for democratic reforms, have not been given back their passports since their release on 28 November and their convictions have not been quashed, which they requested after getting a presidential pardon. The authorities have also taken no action in response to the complaints they filed against the people who waged a smear campaign against them.Reporters Without Borders lists the UAE as a country “under surveillance” in its 2012 report on “Enemies of the Internet.” Illustration: Saleh Al-Dhufairi (left) and Juma Al-Felasi (right) News Receive email alerts United Arab EmiratesMiddle East – North Africa March 30, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities crack down on social networks and activist bloggers Follow the news on United Arab Emirates Organisation to go further RSF joins other NGOs in amicus brief in WhatsApp suit against NSO Group News