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first_imgCopyAbout this officeEstudio BaBoOfficeFollowProductsGlassBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodBuenos AiresHousesArgentinaPublished on June 13, 2011Cite: “MYP House / Estudio BaBo” 13 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Projects Save this picture!© Daniela Mac Aden+ 26 Share Photographs:  Daniela Mac AddenText description provided by the architects. The project consists of a single family suburban house placed within a corner plot in a traditional Country Club in the Pilar area, Buenos Aires, Argentina. With a surface area of 1100 sqm, the site forms part of a new extension of the Club, resulting in an almost inexistent urban context, deprived of both neighboring houses and grown vegetation. The only significant influence surrounding the plot is the adjacent par three golf course. The plot is completely flat and there is no physical limit between the golf course and its northeastern border, resulting in a magnificent view which also coincides with the best sun orientation.Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AdenRecommended ProductsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20WindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingThe internal regulation of the Country Club, including a strict limitation to the buildable area and its limits regarding the neighboring buildings, generates a very large urban sprawl with lots of space between houses. This results in large green open spaces, enabling you to connect with the natural surroundings, a characteristic not common in other suburban developments such as this one. On the other hand; these same characteristics, combined with the client’s desire to use the maximum area allowed, often result in a very compact rectangular volume, sometimes dull and devoid of expression. This is the main reason why most of the houses in this neighborhood tend to concentrate on the outer spaces (so common in this type of climate) by using lightweight structures attached to the main volume, thus compromising their own formal logic. Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AdenThese strong factors, existent in most of the houses within this area, are taken as the principal ideas for our project. We chose to exteriorize the volume, instead of hiding it, exploiting all of its possibilities. We first, expose it, and then apply different articulation mechanisms to create a variation of spatial relations between the different factors present in the projects program. We slice the volume horizontally dividing the daily functions from the private ones. Then we cut, rotate and translate the lower walls so as to gain contact with the exterior at ground level, without giving away the required privacy. Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanOne of these articulations creates an entrance courtyard towards the western corner. Its perimeter walls provide privacy, protect the interiors from the harsh western sun, and extend inwards, generating a programmatic and symbolic promenade. The other articulations protect the main and exterior areas from the surrounding street, and provide room for an outer kitchen and a service patio for the basement. Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AdenThe program for this house is that of any other of its type, it is the treatment of the limits between each space which adds complexity to the final plan. It was established from the first moment the importance to make a separation between day and night activities. The ground floor plan is dedicated to daytime activities. Its plan is open so as to connect with its exterior surroundings, at the same time a conscious effort is made to conserve the privacy of its inhabitants and also retain the buildings domestic scale. There is a fluid connection between its spatial units, the kitchen and the guest toilet (being the only closable rooms). An open staircase dividing the living and dining room, has a balustrade made up of thin metal bars, which seemingly open up as the observer moves around its lower space. A piece of furniture, specifically placed at a change of floor level, also allows for a one-way visual connection to be made between the two spaces. These are some of the strategies implemented to induce a playful separation between spaces. Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AdenThe outdoor terrace is integrated as a special unit within itself, with the same length, width and double height of the living area, this important feature becomes the most utilized space in the house. Large retractable glass doors separating this area from the living room allow for the two spaces to be unified and promote use throughout most of the year. The outward projection of the lower brick walls, together with its rectangular openings, guarantees privacy while generating ambiguous limits. This insinuates a fluid succession between interior and exterior. Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AdenApart from the visual connection between the linear hallway and the living area (in double height) the first floor plan is formed by a simple succession of bedrooms and bathrooms. All of the rooms extend themselves to the exterior through big glass openings, each room towards a different site. It is intended to individualize the bedrooms by providing them with a different scene and light quality. This also generates the increase of mass in all of the upper floor facades, giving the house its monolithic character. Save this picture!SectionNatural light has been essential in this project. The ground floor plan has been designed so as to avoid direct sunlight. The indirect light provides the rooms with a very particular quality, uniform and constant throughout the day. Together with the double height ceilings and cross ventilation the necessity of using a mechanical cooling system can be avoided. Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AdenWith regards to the materiality of the project, the decision was made to repeat the use of the Chacabuco brick, seen in the club house and its surrounding buildings, to create a dialogue between the project and its environment. The module of the brick is present in the project both in the general proportions of the top volume and as the direct articulator of the relationship between mass and void. On the main level, clear granite is chosen for both interior and exterior floors and a plaster finishing is used on the interior walls throughout the house. Wood is present in the two leveled ceilings of the gallery. All windows are in an anodized black, a colour shared with the exterior wall surrounding the kitchen.Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AdenThe project aims to represent a synthesis of its contextual conditions. On the one hand, the already limited constraints of an isolated single family house with its requirements, such as connections, privacy and security in this non-permeable area. And on the other hand, the acceptance of the existing constructive pressures as an enabling and legitimizing design strategy.Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AdenProject gallerySee allShow lessBolles+Wilson / A Handbook Of Productive ParadigmsArticlesWindmill Hill / Stephen Marshall ArchitectsArticles Share “COPY” 2008 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/142542/myp-house-estudio-babo Clipboard Architects: Estudio BaBo Area Area of this architecture project MYP House / Estudio BaBoSave this projectSaveMYP House / Estudio BaBo “COPY” CopyHouses•Buenos Aires, Argentina ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/142542/myp-house-estudio-babo Clipboard Year:  MYP House / Estudio BaBo Houses Argentina Area:  330 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs ArchDailylast_img

first_img Tagged with: Businesses corporate Marie Curie AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Like printing money: charities to benefit from each colour copy National office supplies company Document XL is this month launching its innovative ‘Charity Wrap’ fundraising scheme, making CSR easier than ever for companies by donating money to their chosen charity each time they produce a colour document.Document XL MD Stephen Dobson came up with the idea after reading in a trade magazine that on average, each year, every person in the UK produces over 70,000 copies and prints, mostly in colour and printed on commercial copiers and printers, with most organisations paying anywhere between 4-12 pence to produce a colour document.Stephen thought if his company could capture even a small percentage of these colour pages and donate up to 15% of the copy charge to a company’s chosen charity, thousands of pounds could be raised for good causes in a highly tax efficient way.When Document XL, an authorised Xerox Business Partner, secures an order to supply a company with a business photocopier, printer or multi function machine, they ask the company which charity they’d like to support. Document XL then approaches the charity for their branding, key message and national fundraising telephone number to create the ‘charity wrap’ which can be used on a Xerox copier/printer of any size.The first printers created with the ‘charity wrap’ are for Marie Curie Cancer Care, a charity very close to Stephen’s heart as his mum was treated by Marie Curie nurses during her long battle with cancer. But the wraps can be created for any charity provided they’re able to provide relevant branding and images.Marie Curie Cancer Care Regional Corporate Development Manager Brian Curran said: “We are delighted that Document XL will be supporting us in this way and hope that this initiative raises thousands of pounds for our nurses and Hospices.”Monies are forwarded to a company’s chosen charity each quarter and participating businesses can be seen to be supporting their nominated charity for the lifecycle of the printer which can be included on their CSR Policy, features on their website and any other marketing materials.Most organisations keep a commercial copier or printer for anywhere between 3 to 5 years, therefore each charity is likely to receive funding on a regular basis for many years to come which helps with their planning and budgeting for ongoing projects.Stephen, MD of Document XL, which has offices in Leeds and Rochdale, said: “It’s such a simple idea that I cannot understand why no-one has ever thought of it before. We’re looking to talk to organisations which produce more than 500 colour documents a month, such as schools, universities, national and multi-national companies, really anyone with a conscience who is looking to actively make a difference.”For more information on the “Charity Wrap” fundraising scheme, please visit www.documentxl.com/fundraising and for any enquiries about how to get involved, contact [email protected] or phone 08456 448 600.– ends –Notes to Editor:Images of Stephen Dobson (L) and Brian Curran from Marie Curie (R) are attachedStephen Dobson is available for further commentFor more information please contact:Chocolate PRHelen MacGregor0113 236 [email protected] Howard Lake | 24 November 2011 | 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.  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img

first_img Facebook Twitter Agribusiness professionals will better understand what drives loyalty and buying decisions of commercial producers by attending the National Conference for Agribusiness Nov. 4-5 at Purdue University.Guest speakers will discuss information from the Large Commercial Producer Project, a nationwide survey of the buying behaviors of commercial farmers and ranchers. The Purdue Center for Food and Agricultural Business conducts the survey every five years.“The agenda is packed with interesting topics and sessions built around understanding large commercial agricultural producers’ strategies, buying behaviors, information preferences and loyalty,” said Michael Gunderson, associate professor and associate director of research at the Center for Food and Agricultural Business, the conference organizer. “The faculty will lead sessions that consider the future of agricultural production in an era of booming farm profits and what the future means for serving large commercial producers.”The conference will examine several key topics from the survey data, including insights to producers’ loyalty to brands and retailers, understanding what is critical to the success of their operations, time spent on management, and the importance of dealers and sales staff in buying decisions.About 300 people are expected to attend the conference, which would be of interest to managers, executives, specialists and analysts from such organizations as agricultural retailers, farm equipment manufacturers and dealers, retail seed company and distributors, crop protection companies, animal health and nutrition companies, and food product manufacturers and processors.The cost to attend is $1,295. Continuing education credit and Certified Crop Adviser credit is available. For more information, call the center at 765-494-4247.Additional information about the conference, including how to register, is available at https://www.agecon.purdue.edu/cab/programs/nca.Source: Purdue Ag Communications Previous articleIt’s Not Your Grandpa’s 2,4-DNext articleSenate Clears Way for Vote on Spending Bill Andy Eubank SHARE Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Sep 25, 2013 SHARE Purdue to Host National Conference for Agribusiness Home Indiana Agriculture News Purdue to Host National Conference for Agribusinesslast_img

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