Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here Previous articleApopka comes together to support law enforcementNext articleBlack Lives Matter Marches peacefully in Sanford Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Apopka City Council will be reviewing a $102 Million proposed budget during four workshops scheduled over the next two weeks.The proposed 2016-2017 (Fiscal Year 2017) budget represents an increase of $12.5 Million or 13.9 percent over the FY 2016 budget.Major expenditures include:A new fire station, including equipment and personnel ($1.3 Million)Construction of a second communication tower for dispatch ($2.8 Million)Increased debt service ($600,000)Downtown improvements ($2 Million)Construction of a skate park ($750,000) and a splash pad ($200,000)Continued construction at the Sewer Treatment Plant ($16 Million)The proposed budget includes 18 new personnel positions.12 firefighters to staff the new fire station2 Fleet Mechanics1 HR specialist to replace the Payroll Specialist that was transferred to Finance2 Dispatchers to reduce the overtime in the Communications Center1 City EngineerThe proposed budget lists several “Budget Priorities,” including:Fire Station and furnishingsFourteen new vehicles, including eight police vehiclesFire EngineAmbulance & Power Load StretcherAsphalt truck & Skid Steer Milling MachineStormwater drainage upgradesNew sidewalksWater, reclaimed water and wastewater line upgradesSewer Treatment project – Phase IIStreet resurfacingTwo automated side-loader garbage trucksAt this point the proposed budget does not propose an increase in property tax rates. It does propose to use $2.6 Million of unrestricted reserves to keep the budget in balance.You can use this link to download the entire 753-page FY 2017 Apopka Budget Book for Workshops or this link to read the seven-page Apopka FY 2017 Proposed Budget Overview.The proposed budget will be discussed by the City Council and City Staff during the budget workshops. If history is any guide there will be many changes before the Council receives public comment next week.The first two Budget Workshops are scheduled for tomorrow and Wednesday from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the City Council Chambers at City Hall. The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
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ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/34789/linda-rose-duplex-martin-fenlon Clipboard CopyLoft•Los Angeles, United States United States “COPY” Linda Rosa Duplex / Martin FenlonSave this projectSaveLinda Rosa Duplex / Martin Fenlon Loft Save this picture!+ 12 Share Text description provided by the architects. A dilapidated Spanish Colonial duplex sat empty and neglected on a quant hillside street in the Eagle Rock area of Los Angeles. As an anomaly with two legal units in a single family-zoned neighborhood, the down sloping property was patiently awaiting a drastic renovation by its owners who were eager to take advantage of the spectacular view. Save this picture!Recommended ProductsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteApariciCeramic Tiles – Glass CollectionDoorsC.R. LaurenceAll-Glass Entrances Featuring DRS Wedge-Lock Door Rail SystemWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsThe view would be packaged and given to renters in exchange for premium rents. And because it was a rental property the budget provided was extremely small. To further add to the challenge, the City of Los Angeles only would allow a 750 s.f. addition to the cramped non-conforming structure. All of the existing framing had to remain or non-conforming rights would be lost. The new structure effectively used the existing foundation and retaining walls and digested the rest of framing into the reworked plans.R.M. Schindler’s ‘Space Architecture’ was used as a point of departure. The space was treated as the raw material and the enclosure the medium, realized within a 4’ reference frame that accommodated standard sizes and minimized waste. On the exterior, the simple, austere plaster-skin enclosure (reminiscent of the original duplex) was shaped and shifted only as a result of spatial requirements. What is left is a continuity of large openings, deep overhangs and terminus walls which maximize the view, natural light and breeze while minimizing the southern sun, undesired sight lines and cost. To respect the neighborhood, a larger, main unit was presented to the street as a single family dwelling with a secondary unit accessed from the side one level below. Inside, the space is shaped by the interplay of high and low ceilings punctuated by dramatic skylights. The low ceilings serve the function of providing duct and vent spaces, the skylights give places for the unwanted heat to go. The southern California light is made palpable where these low and high ceilings interlock; its ethereal quality piercing through the building mass like it does to the underside of the many overpasses around Los Angeles, freeing the restless space to the sky above.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessCity Shortens Nouvel’s 53rd Street TowerArticlesAD Round Up: Public Facilities Part IIArticlesProject locationAddress:Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, CA, USALocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Area: 912 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Architects: Martin Fenlon Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/34789/linda-rose-duplex-martin-fenlon Clipboard Linda Rosa Duplex / Martin Fenlon ArchDaily Year: 2009 CopyAbout this officeMartin FenlonOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingLoftLos AngelesHousesUnited StatesPublished on September 12, 2009Cite: “Linda Rosa Duplex / Martin Fenlon” 12 Sep 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
Houses Japan ArchDaily “COPY” Area: 120 m² Photographs Photographs: Toshiyuki YanoSave this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoRecommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWindowsStudcoSteel Window Reveal – EzyRevealText description provided by the architects. The house stands on a large lot amongst other plots of land where new houses are being built. The project area is bordered by roads on three sides and is slightly elevated above street level – a location that renders the entire building visible from the surrounding area. The client requested a living room as a gathering place for relatives and family, a music room in which to practice his hobby, saxophone, a tatami room, a room for his three children and an outside deck. Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoTaking into consideration the conditions of the sight, we came up with a design that has the living room area open to the outside in order to welcome family and guests, as well as a series of private rooms that can be closed off from the surroundings. We planned the interior by picturing the living room portion as filling in the empty space created by boxes being stacked together. The configuration of the interior gives rise to the box-shaped form of the exterior in which no one place can be seen as the front. The expression of the building changes depending on the location of the viewer.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoThe first floor contains the living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, music room, and, in a slightly raised area, the tatami room and exterior deck space. On the 2nd floor are the bed room, child’s room, and an outdoor balcony, which was planned as a place to view fireworks.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoThe large window on the south side created by the space between boxes, the slit windows created by shifting the box shapes that form the first and second floors, and the high side windows around the periphery enable light to penetrate from various directions.Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessKickstarter: New Model Library in AfricaArticlesFrancisco Perez Anampa School / Architecture For HumanitySelected Projects Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeFujiwaraMuro ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMinohHousesWoodJapanPublished on March 31, 2013Cite: “House in Minoh / FujiwaraMuro Architects” 31 Mar 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.