House in Ovar / Nelson Resende

first_img 2013 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  410 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses “COPY” Photographs Portugal House in Ovar / Nelson Resende Architects: Nelson Resende Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses, Renovation•Ovar, Portugal Photographs:  Ivo Tavares StudioSave this picture!© ITS – Ivo Tavares StudioRecommended ProductsStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Wild CollectionConcrete SystemsSwisspearlFiber Cement FormulaWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsText description provided by the architects. The former abandoned existing building located in Ovar, although in an advanced state of disrepair, revealed a high consolidation perspective, that came from the maintenance of its simple existing structure, such as it was. Structurally the building was not in bad condition, having only the necessity of repair and replace some wooden elements of the roof structure.Save this picture!© ITS – Ivo Tavares StudioThe wide use of wood in this type of ancient construction goes from the partitions ceilings and walls, to the floors, interior and exterior openings, paneling, doors, roof, and remaining structure floor levels: ground-floor and floor. It was needed a careful work approach, that allowed the protection of those elements, including its recovery and some replacements.Save this picture!SectionThe proposal combines the recover necessity of all the existing elements, introducing a three bedroom typology program, with the programmatic and typologic necessary adaptations. The house is mostly developed in its middle floor, maintaining the visual comfort characteristics, material and salubrity, gathering in this floor its main habitable compartments. On the lower level is the designated service space area, proposed location of spaces such has the laundry, the support small kitchen, storeroom and toilet, all fully concentrated along the north side of the building, freeing the remaining area for installation of workspace/office and multipurpose room.Save this picture!© ITS – Ivo Tavares StudioAs for the top floor, the changes are only at a construction level, with the revision of coverage, gutters and roofs, and introducing some new enhancements, like the 5 new skylights that improve natural lighting and ventilation, and also the thermal insulation and wood paneling coating of the attic, allowing a more homogeneous and recreational use of space.Save this picture!© ITS – Ivo Tavares StudioThe intermediate floor, already conditioned by the previously constructed matrix, suffered an additional function effort to place all its different areas – including rooms, living room and kitchen – in existing compartments, meaning that the new bathroom location moves to the old kitchen area. A new vertical circulation area appears uniting the 3 different floors, and in an area earlier occupied by the old access ladder and storage area.Save this picture!Floor PlanAll the intervention had a high need to safeguard and recovery all the possible existing elements, either on a structural level or at the maintenance of the functional formal and material matrix. A special care effort, building and applying all the infrastructure installation, was made, maintaining the original building characteristics, making it independent from all lighting, plumbing and HVAC facilities.Save this picture!© ITS – Ivo Tavares StudioAs for the new support created areas, the used material was the wooden structure with the lightweight, easy to assemble and essentially reversible, OSB panels or VIROC, not introducing any structural changes in the building. Regarding the other new support created areas, such as infrastructure, new cabinets, toilets, kitchen, vertical circulation, and others; they were all executed in lacquered or varnished wood, in a sort of contemporary and neutral language.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe new intervention does not conceal or hide itself, but having the sense for permanent coexistence, it seeks an adjustment to new silent spaces, revalidating them and looking for the lowest visual noise.Save this picture!© ITS – Ivo Tavares StudioProject gallerySee allShow lessRIBA ARHITEKTI Creates Ceramic Mosaic for ETI ShowroomArchitecture NewsAustralian Institute of Architects Announce 2014 National AwardsArchitecture News Share “COPY” Year:  Save this picture!© ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio+ 46 Share House in Ovar / Nelson ResendeSave this projectSaveHouse in Ovar / Nelson Resende Projects ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeNelson ResendeOfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationOvarPortugalPublished on November 07, 2014Cite: “House in Ovar / Nelson Resende” 07 Nov 2014. 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‘Out of control’ off-campus parties could prompt tickets, arrests

first_imgFacebook To date, five parties this academic year have ended with noise complaint citations from Fort Worth police and three ended in arrest. Michael Russel, the dean of campus life, warned of the consequences in an email to off campus students that noted the semester was off to an “inauspicious start.” “These calls are fairly routine and not a significant nuisance,” said Sgt. Chris Daniels of the Fort Worth Police Department. Fort Worth prohibits “unreasonable” or “excessive noise,” like loud music or loud conversations late at night that could disrupt the neighborhood’s peace. In 2012, the city set a residential decibel limit of 70 during the day – the equivalent of running a vacuum cleaner; at night the decibel level is 60 – equal to a normal conversation. Robbie Vaglio Robbie Vaglio A group of TCU students in the 3100 block of Merida Avenue. Photo by Heesoo Yang. Twitter ReddIt Turn it downThe earliest complaint about noise during syllabus week was at 4:32 p.m. on Aug. 30 at the corner of West Devitt Street and Sandage Avenue – police returned just over an hour later. “The vast majority of these calls are resolved prior to the police arriving,” Daniels said. “However, those that are still on-going are usually completed with a quick warning, unless it becomes a frequent issue.”Things were also popping late at night. A complaint was made at 1:10 a.m. on Aug. 31 about revelry in the 3200 block of Merida Avenue. One party during syllabus week ended in disorderly conduct citations. This party, in the 3500 block of Rogers Avenue, had “approximately 200 people in the backyard” and “many of the party goers appeared to be under the age of 21,” according to police records. One of the residents, who asked to remain anonymous to protect his privacy, said he won’t host a party again because “it’s not worth the hassle.” “I made a pretty considerate effort to go out into the street to make sure it wasn’t too loud, yet my neighbors still called,” he said. “I guess it might’ve been.”TCU studentA house party in the 3100 block of Merida Avenue starts spilling into the streets. Photo by Heesoo Yang.When police arrived at the house, the student said they told them to shut the party down. “That’s a two-fold issue,” he said. “Maybe college students living on my street aren’t as considerate as they should be and maybe the neighbors on my street that are not in college are not as understanding as they should be.” Between Sept. 3-13, an additional 12 complaints including noise, public intoxication and underage consumption were issued to parties in TCU neighborhoods. Each of the calls were listed as Priority 3, which Fort Worth Police classify as “non-emergency calls.” These calls make up 22% of reports in Fort Worth and have an average response time of 40 minutes. “These calls are designated as one of our lowest priority; therefore, we are unable to respond until the higher priority calls are completed,” Daniels said. “Once there is some downtime, an officer can respond and finish the call fairly quickly. If the call location becomes a continual problem, our Neighborhood Police Officers are made aware and they typically intervene when our patrol officers are tied up.”Saturday, Sept. 7 was a busy night for police patrolling TCU neighborhoods.TCU police responded to a noise complaint in the 3600 block of Rogers Avenue at 3:04 p.m. But “as soon as they left they turned the music up even louder,” a Fort Worth police officer wrote in police records. According to police reports when a neighbor walked over to the party and asked the music to be turned down a second time she was bombarded with curse words and called derogatory names. A party in the 3500 block of Plymouth Avenue was shut down around 11 p.m. by Fort Worth police after a neighbor complained he “could hear how loud the music was and it was keeping his baby awake.”Fort Worth police also shut down a party in neighboring backyards in the 3500 block of Kell Street. The fence in between the homes was taken down and the police reported they heard the music before they arrived. On Sept. 11, a resident in the 4000 block of Acacia Street complained to police that the bass from the party next-door was “coming through his living room walls making it impossible for him to sleep.” A loud startRussel said complaints are noise, underage drinking and public intoxication are generally are high at the beginning of the school year but simmer down over time. He said the email was sent because the complaints this year were ongoing.The police are trying to work with students, he said. However, failure to obey officers could result in an arrest. “It is my understanding that every police officer wants to be able to work with people and give them warning, if appropriate,” he said. “When the conditions are such that warnings are not working, they move to a stricter enforcement approach.”A group of students walking to a house party in the 3100 block of Merida Avenue. Photo by Heesoo Yang. Russel said some students have been “rude and vile” to their neighbors. “The house you rent for a year could be next door to a family with young children or retired neighbors who want to live peacefully,” Russel wrote in the email. “Anything you can do to demonstrate the strong character of TCU students goes a long way.”Neighbor to NeighborTCU’s enrollment grew by about 1,400 students between 2011 and 2018. Despite the construction of several new dorms about half of all undergraduates live off campus. The off-campus growth has caused tensions between TCU students and their neighbors. As students began to move off campus, students violated noise ordinances, parked illegally and disposed of trash illegally, said Ann Zadeh, Fort Worth city councilwoman for District 9. In addition to the noise ordinance, Fort Worth created an overlay district for the neighborhoods around TCU that placed restrictions on the numbers of students who can rent a single family home. Fort Worth also created the Neighbor to Neighbor program in 2015 an effort to ease tensions. Zadeh said the best way to resolve these issues was through a program that students, student government, university officials and residents in nearby neighborhoods participated in. The program encourages students to meet with their neighbors to build a rapport with them. “For the most part, in the neighborhoods that use it actively and engage in it actively, overall complaints and concerns have gone down,” Zadeh said. Fort Worth’s Neighbor to Neighbor was founded in 2015 to encourage cooperation among TCU students and residents.Dana St. Germain, a member of the Bluebonnet Hills Neighborhood Association, said the program has done a good job building a relationship between neighbors and students. “We knew when we moved into a house this close to campus that it came with it’s set of issues,” St. Germain said. “Most of the time the kids have been respectful and not combative when there have been parties.”Cathy Ryan, vice president of the Bluebonnet Hills Neighborhood Association, said parties have been more of a concern in years past than this year. Ryan said neighborhood officers of Bluebonnet Hills meet with students who host parties to discuss behavior expectations. “Within our neighborhood association, we encourage home owners to introduce themselves to new TCU students who select to live within our neighborhood,” Ryan said. “Our hope is that by establishing a relationship this will result in less issues of concert.”However, for those whose parties get out of line frequently, Zadeh said the threat of arresting students is the right way to handle the situation.“I think we do a whole lot of outreach ahead of time and our neighborhood patrol officers attend meetings and the meetings with the university and the student government all ahead of time to get information about proper behavior so there is full notice about what’s acceptable and what’s not acceptable,” Zadeh said. The issue is not just a city issue – it’s also an issue student government (SGA) is focusing on. Zadeh meets quarterly with members of the community, student government representatives, neighborhood patrol officers and representatives from some of the multi-family housing around TCU meet to discuss successes and issues that have arisen since the last meeting and how to resolve them. For example, Hudson Trent, the former SGA vice president of external affairs, proposed in a Neighbor to Neighbor meeting in 2017 to provide extra bins for students to place their trash on campus instead of disposing of it illegally in their neighborhoods. “We are communicating with Fort Worth PD and TCU administration to increase understanding for all invested group,” Josh Witkop, the current SGA president, said. “We hope to move forward collaboratively addressing both cultural and concrete aspects of the topic.” World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution + posts printSome TCU students had a really good time during syllabus week – maybe too good of a time. Fort Worth police were called out 30 times to answer noise complaints between Aug. 23 and Sept. 1. Calls came at all times of the day. The complaints have continued through the semester and Fort Worth police are now warning they will ticket or arrest people who host parties that “cross the line.” Robbie Vaglio Linkedin I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! 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Largest cocaine seizure in New York in a quarter century

first_imgU.S. Customs and Border Protection(NEW YORK) — The crates said dried fruit from Colombia. There was no indication that they were holding tens of millions of dollars’ worth of cocaine but that is what federal agents said they discovered in the biggest coke bust in New York in a quarter century.After what was described as a routine interdiction, the agents said they found 3,200 pounds of cocaine in a shipping container that arrived at the Port of New York and New Jersey on Feb. 28.The drugs had an estimated street value of $77 million.“This is a significant seizure, in fact it is the largest cocaine seizure at the Port of New York/Newark since May 1994,” said Troy Miller, director of Customs and Border Protection’s New York Field Operations.The cocaine was concealed behind boxes of dried fruit, according to a source familiar with the seizure. The cargo ship arrived in Newark from Buena Ventura, Colombia, and its next stop was Antwerp, Belgium.Authorities weren’t sure whether the cocaine was meant for the United States or Europe, the source said, but the seizure was lauded for keeping the drugs off the streets.“Cocaine, New York’s nemesis of the 90s, is back-indicating traffickers push to build an emerging customer base of users mixing cocaine with fentanyl,” said DEA Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan. “This record-breaking seizure draws attention to this new threat and shows law enforcement’s collaborative efforts in seizing illicit drugs before it gets to the streets and into users’ hands.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

President Trump officially nominates Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court

first_img Previous articleSuspect arrested after double shooting, crash at Hickory & EdisonNext articleReward offered for suspect arrest after deadly hit-and-run in Michigan City Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Google+ Pinterest IndianaLocalNationalNews By Jon Zimney – September 26, 2020 0 475 Twitter Pinterest Google+ President Trump officially nominates Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court Rachel Malehorn / CC BY ( President Trump has officially nominated Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court to fill the seat vacated by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.The president made the announcement during a White House event on Saturday, Sep. 26.Barrett currently serves as a judge on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.The announcement is certain to ignite a bruising election-year confirmation battle, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has vowed to put up Trump’s nominee for a vote.So who is Barrett? News 8 in Indianapolis talked to three of Barrett’s fellow law professors from Notre Dame, and they all said that they think she would be the best person for this Supreme Court seat.“She is brilliant, absolutely brilliant. In addition to her legal intelligence, which would make her an unbelievable selection for the court, she is also one of the warmest open-minded people that anybody could meet,” said Daniel Kelly, a professor of law at Notre Dame.So far, Barrett is the only potential pick President Trump has interviewed. If chosen it could mean another Republican-appointed justice on the Supreme Court. There are already five, so this would far outnumber the current three Democratic appointees.Barrett’s colleagues said judges must interpret the law without political bias and she would do that. They said she has the support of former students, professors and co-clerks.“I think everyone should feel better if Amy Barrett is on the US Supreme Court because you will never find someone who is more fair-minded, more honest, more disciplined, more just than Amy Barrett,” said Carter Snead, a professor of law at Notre Dame and the director of the Center of Ethics and Cutler at Notre Dame.“She is so sincere and direct and transparent. You know what you are getting with her. There aren’t any hidden agendas or playing games, she is honest about what she thinks about the law,” said Pablo Carozza, a professor of law at Notre Dame and the director of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies.For some background, Barrett began her career as a law clerk for the late Justice Antonin Scalia. She went on to become a law professor at her alma mater, Notre Dame.Fellow law professors said her education diversifies her from the rest of the court, who are mostly Harvard and Yale-educated judges.“Her philosophy of the judiciary and of what judging requires does not permit a person to integrate and import their own personal views or their own politics into her work as a judge and that should give everybody comfort,” said professor Snead.However, she has been criticized. Back in 2012, CNN reported that Barrett signed onto a public letter protesting that abortion and contraception coverage of the Affordable Care Act were “an assault on religious liberty.”Barrett’s Catholic faith was also a major focal point during her 2017 confirmation hearing for the Seventh Circuit Appeals Court. However, her colleagues say that her religious beliefs shouldn’t be a consideration.“In the United States, we don’t have a religious test for any kind of office, right? And, so the fact people would try to make a big issue out of this is completely shameful and should be condemned,” said Professor Kelly.Now that Senator Mitt Romney has said he is on board with moving ahead with a vote, before the election, it all but ensures any nominee put forward will be confirmed.“If it were to go forward, if it does, Amy is the best person I could imagine in to be nominated and so if there is going to be a process. I am very happy she is in the mix for it and hope it ends up being her,” said Professor Carozza. WhatsApplast_img read more