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first_img Year:  Projects Lead Architects: Indonesia Manufacturers: Panasonic, Conwood Albizzia House / Aaksen Responsible AarchitectureSave this projectSaveAlbizzia House / Aaksen Responsible Aarchitecture CopyAbout this officeAaksen Responsible AarchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationSukajadiKiaracondongIndonesiaPublished on February 20, 2019Cite: “Albizzia House / Aaksen Responsible Aarchitecture” 20 Feb 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsCabinetsFlorenseCabinet – FloAirWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagStair Railing – CELLON®LightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAHigh Speed Hand Dryers – Aerix+BoardsForestOneLaminate – EGGER laminatesAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Metal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightAccolade Wall Light at River Dental OfficeBricksStröherClinker Brick Slips – StiltreuMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?木栅住宅/ Aaksen Responsible Architecture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 Construction:ASEPDEVIdentity Branding And Graphic Design:MonoponikFilm Documenter:QrimsonAugmented Reality Installation:AssemblrDesign Team:Gea Sentanu, Rio Bravo, Azzahra Dartaman, Auliya Putri, Agung Kurnia, Bayu HerdiadiCity:KiaracondongCountry:IndonesiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© KIERecommended ProductsLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsLouvers / ShuttersLunawoodThermowood BattensWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorText description provided by the architects. This is a tale of a treasured process that evolves into a structure. Living in Indonesia where the land is abounding for culture and noble values, there can be found many fascinating artifacts from our ancestors if we traverse deep within.Save this picture!© KIEStarted from a plan to renovate the Grandma’s house, during the demolition the wooden roof truss structure was discovered in a very good condition.  It turned out that the timber was an extraordinary one, in which it had been preserved in the countryside of Ciamis before delivered to the city of Bandung, a long time ago.Save this picture!© KIESave this picture!Section BSave this picture!© KIEThe tree species are Moluccan Albizzia, widely notable as a fast-growing and economical tree. The potential is rarely maximized because of its low grades that merely stands around IV-V.  However, there has been a long-established technology by local farmers in Ciamis, West Java, in which they bury the local timber beneath the paddy fields after the harvest season. This compaction has increased the wood grade significantly so it can last up to 30-45 years.Save this picture!© KIEThe timber mummification is more than about filling up the wood pockets to become sturdy, the poetic is embedded in a tale of two earth substances that are mutually reinforcing into a unity.Save this picture!© KIESave this picture!2nd floor planThe design process highlights the wooden roof truss in the existing building, by a way of conserving and expanding the truss structurally as well as spatially. A thorough expansion comprises a guided manner, from the old construction towards a new structure. An accent of Albizzia Wood is also placed around the non-structural element such as the ceiling and reading chamber to introduce the local treasure inside of the interior space.Save this picture!© KIEThe Albizzia House project is available on Assemblr app for Augmented Reality (AR) installation on App Store and Google Play. Also to be screened across Indonesia soon, a teaser of film documenter “Terkubur Menjadi Terstruktur: A Tale of Timber Mummification Process From Ciamis”.Save this picture!© KIE Houses ArchDaily Yanuar Pratama Firdaus Albizzia House / Aaksen Responsible Aarchitecture Project gallerySee allShow lessThree Court House / RMA ArchitectsSelected ProjectsMonorail station of Amanohashidate view land / Koichi Hankai Architect & AssociatesSelected Projects Sharecenter_img Architects: Aaksen Responsible Aarchitecture Area Area of this architecture project 2019 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/911752/albizzia-house-aaksen-responsible-aarchitecture Clipboard Area:  191 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Photographs:  KIE Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© KIE+ 16Curated by María Francisca González Share Photographs CopyHouses, Renovation•Kiaracondong, Indonesia “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/911752/albizzia-house-aaksen-responsible-aarchitecture Clipboardlast_img read more


first_img Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/958796/nest-inn-myspace-architects Clipboard “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/958796/nest-inn-myspace-architects Clipboard “COPY” CopyHospitality Architecture, Retirement, Housing•Dehradun, India 2021 Projects Nest Inn / Myspace Architects Manufacturers: Jaquar, Affa Tiles, Philips, Sonear Architects: Myspace Architects Area Area of this architecture project Area:  16000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Hospitality Architecture Architectural Critic:Dona KurianDesign Developement:Yogesh Kumar, Rijul NayalDesign Detailing:Danny Chacko MathewGraphics:Nishu PrasadPublishing Content Preparation:Hania RizwanStructure Consultant:Suneet Prasad Engineers, Suneet PrasadElectrical Consultant:PPES, Rajasekhar KoneruPhe Consultant:Khosla Associates, Deepak KhoslaCivil Contractor:Specific Projects, LalkhanWood Work:Shantiprasad SemwalWood Works:Bajrang InteriorsCity:DehradunCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Running StudiosRecommended ProductsConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemAwningsBANDALUXAwnings and VerandasEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. Nestled on the foothills of the Himalayas in the city of Dehradun, a facility for assisted living sits in hypnotic tranquility.The plot is around 4 acres which is surrounded by dense Mango & Litchi orchards and a British Bungalow, dating back to the Colonial Period. The approach was to capitulate to a design solution that would respect the heritage and natural environment of the site. Although the plot was in the middle of an urban landscape, it still had its independent eco-system with orchards. This instilled a sense of safety due to the site’s proximity to city-facilities yet enjoying the calming shade of green foliage.Save this picture!© Running StudiosSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Running StudiosThere were two necessary aspects of the site that had to be taken into consideration before starting the design. First, the old British Bungalow had to be celebrated instead of merely standing indifferently with the upcoming construction. Second, to obtain clear space for the new structure by cutting trees to an absolute minimum. Favorably, a relatively empty patch of land was located right opposite to the bungalow.Save this picture!© Running StudiosThis enabled the possibility of the new structure to face the bungalow and share the same line of symmetry. To make things tricky, in the open space, there were still three trees standing in its middle. On deeper look, they appeared to form a triangle. Hence, they were taken as extent points and a circular spine was envisioned having terminal ends at the two laterally standing trees. Thus, the site’s flora was entirely retained.Save this picture!Design Development DiagramThe circular layout of the whole complex is intended to resonate with the long existent concept of “Circle of Life”. It consists of bedrooms, meditation hall, dining-kitchen block, and a multipurpose hall. All the spaces are seamlessly merged inside-out through the singly loaded curved corridor that links them all. All the private areas are zoned towards the back of the building, which is opening out into the thick green orchards.Save this picture!At the mid-point of the arc, lies a skewed meditation hall which is placed inside the serenity of the green orchard and aims to help its users revitalize their body and soul by connecting with nature. Towards the other end of the central axis, stands the majestic bungalow as a reminiscent of past glory, with its gabled roof, forming a focal element of the entire campus.Save this picture!© Running StudiosSave this picture!Section yySave this picture!© Running StudiosThe curved corridor with its intermittent façade openings, encloses a central circular courtyard of 40 m diameter. The building façade has perforated clay-tile screens and V-shaped tubular pipe sections, which provide a dramatic shadow effect in the circular corridor behind, naming this entire setup as ‘the walk of introspection’. The central landscape forms a plaza, an open-air theatre, and a stage area, all overlooking the entire space. The contrast of white with earthy tone, bolsters the harmony of the entire building-setting with nature, where the user can sit and tell tales of their youth and vigor, achieving solace in this communion of architecture and repose.Save this picture!© Running StudiosProject gallerySee allShow lessKaiyuan Street Residential Development / Baumschlager Eberle ArchitektenSelected ProjectsFTE Office Building / Plan ArchitectSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Dehradun, Uttarakhand, IndiaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyAbout this officeMyspace ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsHospitality ArchitectureHealthcare ArchitectureHealthcareretirementResidential ArchitectureHousingDehradunOn FacebookIndiaPublished on March 19, 2021Cite: “Nest Inn / Myspace Architects” 18 Mar 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?印度“生命之环”养老院 / Myspace Architects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 Lead Architect: ArchDaily Alex Joseph Photographs:  Running Studios Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project India Nest Inn / Myspace ArchitectsSave this projectSaveNest Inn / Myspace Architects Save this picture!© Running Studios+ 26Curated by Hana Abdel Sharelast_img read more


first_imgPersonalised greetings card service offers donations on year-round card sales Howard Lake | 24 September 2014 | News Sample Giving.cards designs. All digital card stocks come from sustainable forests and carry the FSC logo.The platform also allows customers to order multiple copies of a card, with each one personalised to a different recipient. The consumer simply uploads a list of names and addresses, and Giving.cards then automatically personalises and prints each one. Every card is then posted to each relevant recipient.The service is open not just to charities but schools, clubs and fundraising groups. There is no sign-up or monthly fee.Tony Kemp, the founder of Giving.cards, said:“Britons now spend around £1.3 billion a year on single greetings cards but traditionally larger charities have been the only ones to benefit – and then just once a year from the sale of boxed Christmas cards.“Now, whether it’s for birthdays, Mother’s Day, thank you or any other greetings occasion, fundraising groups can benefit from the sale of every single card all year round.”Initial charity partners include St John’s Ambulance, the Born Free Foundation and the Thai Children’s Trust.  40 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.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Trading Giving.cards is a new entrant to the personalised greetings card sector that helps generate income for charities. It offers a wide range of cards and designs that celebrate events throughout the year, offering an ongoing source of income for charities.The service allows the sender to personalise their cards with a message, a photo and their chosen charity logo printed on the back.Giving.cards “typically donates at least 20p per card to the senders preferred charity”. Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgBrittany is the Executive Producer of The Leap for TCU360. She is a journalism major and criminal justice minor from Mansfield, Texas. In her free time, Brittany enjoys exercising and catching up on pop culture. The Leap 2/18/20 printTCU’s unscripted, pop culture talk show about lifestyle, celebrity gossip and today’s hot topics. This week we have topics from The Bachelor, to the Super Bowl halftime performance and even some Hamilton news! World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Linkedin Brittany Kasko Brittany Kaskohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brittany-kasko/ Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Brittany Kaskohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brittany-kasko/ + posts Twitter The Leap 3/3/20 TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history center_img The Leap 2/11/20 ReddIt ReddIt Facebook Twitter Linkedin Brittany Kaskohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brittany-kasko/ Brittany Kaskohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brittany-kasko/ Facebook The Leap 1/28/20 Previous articleTCU’s YAF talks cancel cultureNext articleHoroscope: February 5, 2020 Brittany Kasko RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more


first_img + posts TCU traditions and history Ariel Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ariel-wallace/ Previous articleImage Magazine: Spring 2021Next articleTCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Ariel Wallace RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Closed Union GroundsBrown Lupton University Union. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer) Academics at TCU Ariel Wallace ReddIt printA student-led initiative is asking TCU students to put their remaining Campus Cash funds to good use before they expire. “Don’t Trash Your Campus Cash” asks students to use their leftover Campus Cash to buy non-perishable goods at campus dining locations and put them in donation bins. Once the school year ends, the goods will be donated to local food banks. Rafael Cecenas, junior engineering major and creator of the initiative, wants to help address the issues with food waste at TCU.“I just see a big problem in which TCU is aware of dining resources being misused, going to waste, and being misallocated,” said Cecenas. “All of this happens while some students are currently still having to compromise eating for other expenses like gas, bills, or rent.”Students can donate from May 3 to May 7 until 8 p.m. The donation boxes will be located at four cafes on campus including Kinder Café, Union Grounds, The Press and Bistro Burnett.A Flyer for Don’t Trash Your Campus Cash. (Ariel Wallace/Reporter)“Since we are making use of campus cash these are the 4 places that sell non-perishable goods on campus and students can use their campus money here,” said Cecenas. “Also, these four locations span the entire campus from one side to the other, so hopefully they reach all student traffic locations.”The initiative is looking for non-perishable, sealed and packed items to be donated. Anything that must be consumed shortly after purchase will not be accepted.Donations will be shared between several food banks and missions in the Fort Worth area. Cecenas hopes that this food drive will have a lasting impact at TCU and help bring awareness to the food waste issues on campus.“I just want to bring awareness to these issues and begin to discuss solutions,” said Cecenas. “Overall, this can be achieved by informing people of the huge amount of food waste as well as a waste of food resources on TCU’s campus.”Cecenas said he would love to partner with TCU Sustainability in the future to help further this initiative.It is encouraged that students who plan on donating go this page to sign up. Linkedin ReddIt Ariel Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ariel-wallace/ eBay launches on-campus marketplace exclusively for TCU students and communitycenter_img Twitter Ariel Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ariel-wallace/ Facebook Student-led book drive aims to help children with incarcerated loved ones TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Ariel Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ariel-wallace/ Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Facebook Twitterlast_img read more


first_imgNews Poland’s new social media law puts freedom of expression at risk, RSF warns PolandEurope – Central Asia Media independence Conflicts of interestEconomic pressure PolandEurope – Central Asia Media independence Conflicts of interestEconomic pressure News News Help by sharing this information to go further Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is alarmed about the latest threat to media pluralism in Poland – a proposed law to “repolonize” the country’s press by imposing a limit on the level of foreign capital in Polish media companies. Deputy culture minister Jaroslaw Sellin announced on 21 March that the government led by the ultra-conservative Law and Justice party (PiS) expects to unveil this proposed media law by the summer. The announcement appears to be a response to the leaking of a letter from Mark Dekan, the CEO of the Swiss-German media company Ringier Axel Springer, on 17 March to the employees of the media outlets it owns in Poland. The letter hailed former Polish premier Donald Tusk’s reelection as president of the European Council despite strong opposition from the PiS government. Tusk’s reelection was a victory “for all Poles who are proud of belonging to the EU,” Dekan’s letter said. Condemning his comment as “interference” in Poland’s internal affairs, the Polish government clearly saw it as a gold opportunity for reasserting its view that Poland’s foreign-owned media outlets do not defend Polish values enough. After turning the state media into propaganda tools and financially throttling newspapers opposed to its reforms, the government now plans to “repolonize” the ownership of foreign-owned Polish media outlets that employ journalists critical of government. The targets include TVN, a TV channel controlled since March 2015 by Scripps Networks Interactive, a US media company, and Newsweek Polska, a news magazine owned by the Ringier Axel Springer group. “We condemn the Polish government’s latest attempt to gag the media in order to extend its political influence,” said Pauline Adès-Mével, the head of RSF’s EU-Balkans desk. “The plan to ‘repolonize’ the national media – to use the government’s own term – by exploiting anti-monopoly mechanisms and by forcing foreign investors to sell their media outlets poses a grave danger to media pluralism and freedom.” Poland is ranked 47th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. June 2, 2021 Find out more Mark Dekan, CEO of Ringier Axel Springer News RSF_en Receive email alerts With firing of four editors, “repolonisation” under way in Poland Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Follow the news on Poland May 10, 2021 Find out more Organisation March 23, 2017 Poland’s plan to “repolonize” foreign-owned media January 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more


first_img RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive Bulgaria’s general election: RSF publishes 10 proposals to rescue press freedom News Follow the news on Bulgaria RSF_en December 2, 2020 Find out more BulgariaEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information to go further March 10, 2021 Find out more Receive email alertscenter_img October 24, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 News website harassed for investigating banking sector Reporters Without Borders strongly condemns the proceedings that four banks have initiated through the Bulgarian National Bank against the news website Bivol.bg over a 30 June article about alleged bad practices by certain banks and the reluctance of the authorities to investigate them. The article consisted of an analysis of a US embassy cable published by WikiLeaks about “bad apples” in the Bulgarian banking system, but it corroborated the US ambassador’s comments with information from its own sources.Bivol has been the official WikiLeaks partner for publishing US diplomatic cables about Bulgaria since March 2011.”Bivol’s staff have our full support,” Reporters Without Borders said. “At a time when Europe is undergoing an unprecedented financial crisis, it is imperative for banks to behave transparently. Investigative coverage of suspected corrupt practices within the banking sector is more than ever before in the public interest, and at the international as well as national level.”Four banks that were criticized in the Bivol article – First Investment Bank, Corporate Commercial Bank, Investbank and Central Cooperative Bank (TIM) – sent a “complaint” to the Bulgarian National Bank (BNB) accusing the website of publishing articles with false information that damaged their reputation and credibility, thereby violating article 152a of the Credit Institutions Act.Under article 152a, anyone disseminating false information about a bank, or undermining its reputation or credibility, is punishable by a fine of 2,000 to 5,000 lev (1,000 to 2,500 euros), or 3,000 to 10,000 lev (1,500 to 5,000 euros) for subsequent offences. If a media is used to commit the offense, the fine increases to 5,000 to 10,000 lev or 8,000 to 20,000 lev (4,000 to 10,200 euros) for subsequent offences. Bivol is therefore facing a fine of up to 75,000 euros.”We are astonished by the procedure used in this case,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The Credit Institutions Act concerns only the banking world and cannot be used against the media or to defy the constitution, which guarantees media freedom. Moreover, the BNB has no jurisdiction over media law and cannot be allowed to impose heavy fines on news outlets.”It would be completely illegitimate for the BNB to try to rule on a media case as it cannot give the required guarantees of independence, impartiality and respect for defence rights. The right to a fair trial and the right to freedom of expression, which are protected by articles 6 and 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights, are under direct threat.”Proceedings such as those being used against Bivol are utterly inconceivable and unacceptable in a European Union member country and must be halted at once. If the banks want to seek reparation, the courts are available to them.”Bivol received a letter by courier from the BNB on 11 October summoning its staff to a meeting to discuss the complaint filed by the four banks. Bivol did not object to the possibility of a meeting but logically asked for time to study the complaint and prepare its defence.”As of this moment, Bivol has not yet received a copy of the banks’ complaint,” Reporters Without Borders added. “We can only urge these banks to abandon the proceedings they were envisaging and to display the utmost transparency. “We remind them that Bivol offered to let them use their right of reply and that, prior to publication, they were contacted with the aim of letting them express their viewpoint – without success.”Reporters Without Borders urges the Bulgarian media and pubic to demonstrate their support for Bivol. Reporters Without Borders has joined the Bivol support group on Facebook.- Bivol article: http://www.bivol.bg/wlbadapples.html- Text of US embassy cable: http://wikileaks.org/cable/2006/12/06SOFIA1652.html Bulgaria: RSF condemns refusal to investigate reporter’s violent arrest Organisation News News News BulgariaEurope – Central Asia February 11, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more


first_img Community News Make a comment Left: California juniper bonsai (Juniperus californica), styled from plant material approximately 500 years. Photo by Andrew Mitchell. Right: Frederic Edwin Church, Chimborazo, 1864 (detail.) The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical GardensVisitors will discover an expansive new way to look at miniature trees in “Lifelines/Timelines: Exploring The Huntington’s Collections Through Bonsai,” on view March 14 through June 15 at The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens. The exhibition, one of the keystone events of The Huntington’s yearlong Centennial Celebration, asks the question: How do five venerable bonsai trees relate in age and historical significance to masterpieces of literature and art?Thematically linking works across The Huntington’s broad collections, this interdisciplinary exhibition traces the march of time by comparing the age of selected California juniper bonsai trees to benchmarks in the institution’s 100-year history and to significant pieces on view in the library and art galleries—among them Shakespeare’s First Folio, published in 1623, and Gainsborough’s The Blue Boy, painted in 1770. One bonsai tree and a related didactic display will be positioned outside each of five gallery entrances: the Mapel Orientation Gallery, the Library Exhibition Hall, the Dibner Hall of the History of Science, the Huntington Art Gallery, and the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art.“One of the most common questions we get about our bonsai collection at The Huntington is ‘How old is that tree?’” said curator Ted Matson. “In this exhibition, we will not only reveal how we can estimate the ages of some of our oldest bonsai trees, but demonstrate how a lifeline for a tree’s survival builds a timeline into history.”A Bonsai’s LifelineWhile a stylized, miniature tree may have been in cultivation as bonsai for only a few decades, the original plant material from which it was grown is usually much older—often by many centuries. California juniper (Juniperus californica), a popular local species for bonsai, is native to the Mojave Desert and has adapted to the extreme conditions there. During extended droughts, a juniper’s branches and trunk may die, but a living vein of wood survives and can keep the tree alive for hundreds of years.Enter the bonsai artist. Searching for a promising specimen from which to style a miniature tree, a bonsai enthusiast will often reclaim a nearly dead stump found in nature, coaxing new growth from a withered branch or a slab of trunk in which a living vein of wood still grows. The skeleton-like trunk becomes the foundation—both structurally and aesthetically—for the bonsai’s design. Within the grain of that natural deadwood, the tree’s “lifeline” of living wood not only becomes a visual element of the design but also will produce new branches and foliage, which will be painstakingly shaped and trained under the bonsai artist’s patient care.That lifeline can also be used to calculate the tree’s age, Matson explains, in much the same way that the rings in a cross-section are counted—but externally, without cutting into the wood.In “Lifelines/Timelines,” visitors will be able to explore how the life histories of five trees correspond to other works in The Huntington’s holdings, offering an entirely new perspective on the collections. Each of the exhibition’s five bonsai installations at gallery entrances will include an illustrated timeline highlighting three significant items on display inside the respective gallery. Flags pinned to a point on the tree’s deadwood will indicate how old the plant was when the gallery objects were created. Visitors will be encouraged to find each featured work inside the galleries to make those historical connections. The installations will also include interactive elements geared toward children, along with other interpretive materials.“Trees tell many stories, and their annual growth rings document climates and events going back thousands of years,” said James Folsom, the Telleen/Jorgensen Director of the Botanical Gardens. “Bringing these bonsai specimens to the library and art galleries speaks to the many ways The Huntington’s collections keep important elements from the past alive and meaningful. As bonsai, these trees represent art, nature, and science, reminding us that our collections—even when as disparate as books, plants, and artworks—tell the human story, advance knowledge, and promote creativity.”Five InstallationsThe first installation in the “Lifelines/Timelines” exhibition will be located outside the Mapel Orientation Gallery—a natural starting point for many Huntington visitors. The display will be anchored by a bonsai tree styled from a California juniper more than a century old. Objects inside the gallery that loosely correspond to the juniper in age include three early photographs that are featured on the institution’s Centennial Timeline. One of the photographs, dated ca. 1928 (the year The Huntington opened to the public), shows a group of visitors arriving for a tour.A majestic juniper estimated to be nearly 1,800 years old (trained as bonsai for the past 30 years) will preside over the east entrance to the Library Exhibition Hall. In the broad blade of its original deadwood, small markers in the grain will pinpoint the approximate dates of three treasures in the Library: the Ellesmere manuscript of Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales (ca. 1400); the First Folio of Shakespeare’s collected plays (1623); and John James Audubon’s The Birds of America (1827–38).Near the entrance to the Dibner Hall of the History of Science, another venerable bonsai, collected and styled from a juniper stump that was approximately 500 years old, will reference three rare works from the Library’s history of science collections: Pliny’s Natural History (first printed edition, 1469); Mark Catesby’s Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands (1743); and William Bateson’s groundbreaking work on genetics, Mendel’s Principles of Heredity (1909).At the Huntington Art Gallery, visitors will be able to examine the lifeline of a bonsai’s 1,000-year-old trunk to estimate when, within its span of centuries, Flemish painter Rogier van der Weyden painted the Virgin and Child (ca. 1450); Gainsborough created his iconic portrait of The Blue Boy (1770); and Arts and Crafts firm Morris and Company designed the beautiful stained glass masterpiece known as the David Healey Memorial Window (1898).The exhibition’s final installation will be situated outside the Fielding Wing of the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art. A 500-year-old juniper—which started its new life as bonsai some three decades ago—will make historical connections to John Singleton Copley’s portrait of The Western Brothers (1783); Frederic Edwin Church’s monumental landscape Chimborazo (1864); and Sargent Claude Johnson’s exquisite ceramic sculpture of an African American child, Head of a Boy (1928).Related to the ExhibitionFamily Curator Tour of “Lifelines/Timelines”March 14 (Saturday) 10 a.m.–noonBonsai master and exhibition curator Ted Matson, who oversees The Huntington’s bonsai collection, will lead a family tour of the “Lifelines/Timelines” exhibition on opening day, exploring some of the connections the five installations make across the art, library, and botanical holdings. The program will also include a demonstration of bonsai wiring techniques, providing an inside look at how these living masterpieces are created. Ages 7 and up. (Fee includes one child and one accompanying adult.) Members: $15. Non-Members: $20. Advance registration is required. Registration: huntington.org/calendar . (Registration opens Feb. 14.)Visitors are also invited to self-tour The Huntington’s permanent bonsai collection in the Japanese Garden’s Bonsai Courts, where some 70 masterpieces trees are on public display year-round.The Huntington’s Centennial Celebration is made possible by the generous support of Avery and Andrew Barth, Terri and Jerry Kohl, and Lisa and Tim Sloan.About The HuntingtonThe Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution serving scholars and the general public. More information about The Huntington can be found online at huntington.org.Visitor InformationThe Huntington is located at 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, 12 miles from downtown Los Angeles. It is open to the public Wednesday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Tuesdays. Information: 626-405-2100 or huntington.org. 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first_img Real estate professionals are spending an increasing amount of time conducting business on their smartphones, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). About one-third of real estate professionals spend more than seven hours per workday on their smartphone or tablet, up from 18 percent a year ago, according to the 2018 Realtor Mobile Usage Report from NAR. About half of that third estimate they spend more than nine hours per day on their devices. Also, 35.7 percent of real estate professionals use their mobile devices between four and six hours per workday. Fewer than five percent of real estate professionals say they use their smart devices less than one hour per day, and less than half a percent do not use a mobile device at all. It’s not surprising then that an overwhelming majority—85.3 percent—of real estate professionals consider their mobile devices “very important” in their daily work and another 10.6 percent consider them “important.” Tablets are popular but not universal among real estate professionals. About 34.8 percent of survey respondents said they do not use a tablet at all.Apple devices are favored among real estate professionals with 70.4 percent saying they use an iPhone for their business. About 28.9 percent use an Android. When it comes to tablets, however, it’s just about Apple or nothing. While a little over a third of respondents said they do not use a tablet, 48.7 percent said they use an Apple tablet. Fewer than five percent of respondents said they use a Google or Microsoft tablet. The task real estate professionals complete most often on their mobile devices is, naturally, client communications. About 93.6 percent of survey respondents said they use their mobile devices for client communications. Other common uses for mobile devices were housing research, cited among 70.7 percent of respondents; social media (70.7 percent); arranging home showings (62 percent); accessing contact management systems (60 percent); and making financial calculations (56 percent). Half of the respondents said they use their devices to track mileage and business expenses, and nearly half rely on their mobile device’s camera. NAR also questioned respondents about their favorite mobile apps. Professionals most often cited RPR, Homesnap, Zillow, ShowingTime, Realtor.com, and area MLS apps. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News, Technology How Real Estate Pros Are Embracing Mobile Devices Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Share Save Tagged with: real estate Real Estate Agents Realtors smartphones tablets Home / Daily Dose / How Real Estate Pros Are Embracing Mobile Devices The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles real estate Real Estate Agents Realtors smartphones tablets 2018-06-20 Krista Franks Brock Subscribe About Author: Krista Franks Brock Previous: Three-Decade Study Finds Young Households in a Bad Place Next: The Housing Market: Six Months After Tax Cuts The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Krista Franks Brock is a professional writer and editor who has covered the mortgage banking and default servicing sectors since 2011. Previously, she served as managing editor of DS News and Southern Distinction, a regional lifestyle publication. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including Consumers Digest, Dallas Style and Design, DS News and DSNews.com, MReport and theMReport.com. She holds degrees in journalism and art from the University of Georgia. Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago June 20, 2018 3,484 Views last_img read more


first_img Previous: Latinx Homeownership Faces ‘Roadblocks’ Next: VP Candidate Viewpoints: Harris and Pence’s Housing Perspectives Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. in Daily Dose, Featured, News Fannie Mae: Assistance Available to Owners of Disaster-Impacted Properties October 12, 2020 1,429 Views About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Hurricane Delta  made landfall as a Category 2 hurricane Friday night in southwest Louisiana, miles from where Hurricane Laura made landfall six weeks ago. Property data analysts at CoreLogic last week reported hundreds of thousands of homes at risk of storm surge destruction by Delta.In a statement re-released Monday, Fannie Mae reminded those impacted by hurricanes, fires, and all manner of natural disaster, of available mortgage assistance and relief options.Fannie Mae’s guidelines for single-family mortgages impacted by a natural disaster stipulate: homeowners may request mortgage assistance by contacting their mortgage servicer following a disaster; mortgage servicers are authorized to suspend or reduce a homeowner’s mortgage payments for up to 90 days–even without establishing contact–if the servicer believes the homeowner was affected by the disaster; and homeowners affected by a disaster are often eligible to reduce or suspend their mortgage payments for up to 12 months.Furthermore, during this temporary payment break, homeowners will not incur late fees; foreclosure and other legal proceedings are suspended, and a number of options available to potentially help homeowners catch up on missed payments, the GSE stated, adding that “homeowners currently on a COVID-19-related forbearance plan who are subsequently impacted by the storm or fires should contact their mortgage servicer to discuss options.Rapid population growth in coastal cities has made these prime real estate markets more vulnerable to the increasing number of extreme weather events, according to a 2017 report.A study by The Journal of Flood Risk Management last spring also examined the effects of storm frequency and intensity on housing values. The study found that, “higher storm exposure accelerates the housing price discount caused by augmented flood risk.”According to the NOAA’s recent forecasts, hurricane season could produce 16 to 18 storms nationwide this year. A recent survey found that, while 86% of homeowners in high-risk states say they feel prepared for this year’s hurricane season, one-third haven’t taken any steps to actually prepare against storm damage.After Hurricane Laura struck last month, Tom Larsen, Principal for Insurance Solutions at CoreLogic, commented on the importance of “the correct valuation of reconstruction cost, one of the core tenets of property insurance …”“Homeowners, mortgage lenders, and insurers need to work together to ensure properties are fully protected and insured. CoreLogic data has found a correlation in mortgage delinquencies and catastrophes, which could point to a serious issue of under-insurance trends.”center_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago 2020-10-12 Christina Hughes Babb Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles Home / Daily Dose / Fannie Mae: Assistance Available to Owners of Disaster-Impacted Properties Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

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