Lockeport Beach House / Nova Tayona Architects

first_img Photographs Projects General Contractor: Lockeport Beach House / Nova Tayona ArchitectsSave this projectSaveLockeport Beach House / Nova Tayona Architects Year:  Trunnells & Tenons Construction Ltd. “COPY” CopyHouses•South Shore, Canada Area:  195 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Team:Nova Tayona, Rachel Law, Michelle MartinezStructural Engineer:Andrea DoncasterCustom Millwork:The Wooden MenagerieDiagrams / Drawings:Andrew Falls, Tara Castator, Ram EspinoArchitect In Charge:Nova Tayona ArchitectsCity:South ShoreCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Janet KimberRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Text description provided by the architects. Within a protected cove along the South Shore of Nova Scotia, at the end of a stretch of sand, a river empties out into the sea. Time and tides have created a one kilometre forested sandbar on which this beach house sits. Save this picture!© Janet KimberApproaching the site is a parallel journey between a low-lying salt marsh to the north-west and the forested sandbar to the south-east. Along that journey, the beach is never in view, and so, the project is ironic as beach houses go. Despite the dramatic location on an expanse of shoreline, the clients were drawn to the internal, cozy character of the site. Scraggly, curmudgeonly tamarack and spruce trees covered in Old Man’s Beard are very particular to some areas of Nova Scotia and thrive in the 10 cm of shallow soil here. The trees shelter the site from the openness of the beach and defend against erosion of the sandbank. A mandate of protecting the sandbank, and the clients’ appreciation of hearing the ocean, but not seeing it were starting points for siting strategy. They did not want their new house to be on display from the beach.The most one sees of the water are moments of shimmering light filtered through the treeline at the site’s southern edge. The sound of waves pull one along a worn footpath through the tree line, towards a break in the vegetation that finally reveals the coast and ocean horizon. From these initial impressions, the house tucks itself against the forest, is hidden from the shore, and beach walkers plus the resident endangered piping plovers are none the wiser.Save this picture!Floor PlanSkinned in black-stained eastern white cedar, the house recedes against the forest backdrop, and contradicts its bright interior. The design takes advantage of passive solar orientation, and catching light. At 10’ (3m) deep, the 48’ (15m) wide cantilevered roof overhang provides the perfect amount of shade in the summer, and allows the low winter sun to warm the concrete floors in the cold season. Not only does the asymmetrical gabled roof provide shelter and shade, it also leverages coastal storms, harvesting rainwater that is funnelled into three 1750 gallon (6600 litre) cisterns. The storage tanks are the sole source of potable water for the house. Save this picture!© Janet KimberTo protect against storm surges, the house is elevated by a grid of helical piles bearing 6 meters down into the sand. Above the piles, the lightweight wood-frame structure houses a straight-forward, one-level plan. Bedrooms and private areas have low-ceilings and an intimate closeness with the trees and north-west light. The tall, main living area has a wide view to the south, towards a small clearing of beach grass and the tree-line separating the house and the shore.Save this picture!© Janet KimberProject gallerySee allShow lessUMNArch Fall 2016 Lecture SeriesLecture SeriesThese are 18 of the World’s Strangest BuildingsArchitecture News Share CopyAbout this officeNova Tayona Architects OfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSouth ShoreCanadaPublished on August 23, 2016Cite: “Lockeport Beach House / Nova Tayona Architects ” 23 Aug 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Manufacturers: Ideal Roofing, Kolbe, Bellfires Save this picture!© Janet Kimber+ 29 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/793778/lockeport-beach-house-nova-tayona-architects Clipboard Architects: Nova Tayona Architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/793778/lockeport-beach-house-nova-tayona-architects Clipboard Canada “COPY” 2016 ArchDaily Photographs:  Janet Kimber Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Lockeport Beach House / Nova Tayona Architects Houseslast_img read more

Caltech Volleyball One Point Shy of First SCIAC Set Win in Decade

first_imgHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Tips To Rejuvenate Winter Dry, Chapped LipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Sports Caltech Volleyball One Point Shy of First SCIAC Set Win in Decade From GoCaltech.com Published on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | 11:15 am Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Make a comment Community News 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Photo by Michael WongThe Caltech volleyball team fought back from a disheartening first two sets to within one point of its first set win in a SCIAC match in a decade before falling in extra points to Chapman University on Tuesday night.Following a pair of decisive Chapman victories in the first two sets over which Caltech totaled a mere four kills against 15 errors, the Beavers dug in and played the Panthers point-for-point in the third set. Caltech completely transformed its play in the third set, posting a season-high .244 hitting percentage on 11 kills and a single error after back-to-back -.241 and -.250 percentages in the first two sets.Neither team built more than a two-point lead through the first 45 points, with the Beavers rallying from a two-point deficit to surge ahead by two themselves on two occasions, at 7-5 and 15-13.Chapman regained an edge at 21-20, but with freshman Alexa Lauinger (Ortonville, Mich. / Brandon) serving, the Beavers took control. The rookie notched a kill to tie the set at 21-21 and earn the serve, which she held through a 24-21 Caltech lead thanks to a pair of blocks by freshman Lauren Li (Bellaire, Texas / Bellaire) and sophomore Sakthi Vetrivel (Redmond, Wash. / Overlake) plus a kill by Li.Chapman fought off set point with a big block that forced a ballhandling error on Caltech’s side. The Panthers posted another three straight points to hold set point themselves at 25-24, but an attack error gave the ball back to Caltech. Vetrivel served up an ace to pull back within one point of taking the set, but Chapman came up with the final three necessary to claim the victory.Lauinger and Vetrivel each smacked five kills, while Li added four. Li and Vetrivel recorded three total blocks apiece, with Lauinger, Li and freshman Mei-Ling Laures (Chicago, Ill. / British Int’l School) all tying for the team lead with eight digs.Head Coach Tom Gardner and the Beavers host No. 2 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges (12-0, 4-0) on Friday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Dimitrov comes of age to win ATP Finals title

first_imgBy Martyn HermanLONDON (Reuters) – Grigor Dimitrov claimed the biggest title of his career and sent out a huge statement of intent as the stylish Bulgarian beat David Goffin 7-5 4-6 6-3 to win the ATP Finals on Sunday.The 26-year-old recovered from losing his opening two service games to finally get the better of the willowy Belgian player, but it was fiercely-fought two-and-a-half hour duel with Goffin saving four match points before finally succumbing.Dimitrov’s unbeaten run this week in London earned him $2.5 million while the 1,500 ranking points have catapulted him to end an impressive year ranked third in the world — behind only all-time greats Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.More significantly perhaps, landing the unofficial “fifth” grand slam appears to be proof that the former junior Wimbledon champion, once dubbed ‘Baby Federer’ because of his easy-on-the-eye style, has finally come of age.“It’s been an amazing week for me,” Dimitrov said on court after becoming the first player to win the elite eight-man tournament on his first appearance in the event since Spaniard Alex Corretja beat countryman Carlos Moya in 1998.“It’s such an honour to be here and this week has been one of the best weeks I’ve ever had.”He was still on court nearly an hour after the match ended, signing autographs for the sizeable Bulgarian contingent who had roared their man to victory.Yet it was tough on Goffin who, like Dimitrov, was his country’s first qualifier for the ATP Finals.His substantial consolation, though, was to end the year at a career-high seventh, having become only the sixth man to beat Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in the same tournament.He will need to recover fast from the two hour 30 minute final — the longest since the event adopted a three-set format — as a Davis Cup final looms in France next weekend.Many of the capacity crowd in the O2 Arena had doubtless booked their tickets in anticipation of watching the top two seeds Federer and Nadal go head-to-head but the two newcomers provided a fitting end to an extraordinary ATP season.Goffin managed only two games against Dimitrov when they met on Wednesday in group play but recovered to beat Dominic Thiem to reach the semis where he stunned six-times champion Federer.For Dimitrov, he was quickly a different proposition in the final, using his pinpoint accuracy to keep his gifted opponent under control and he was way ahead on the winner count as he moved 4-3 ahead.A double-fault at 30-30 followed by a wayward forehand, though, gifted Dimitrov a break and seemed to energise the Bulgarian.Dimitrov began to assert himself and piled on the pressure when Goffin served at 5-6. Goffin saved four set points, two with forehand winners, but double-faulted on a game point of his own before Dimitrov forced an error to wrap up the opener.Goffin needed just one break of serve to take the match into a decider and looked the more likely winner for a while but when Dimitrov survived a 10-minute service game at the start of the third, saving four break points, it proved crucial.With Goffin beginning to tire, Dimitrov moved 5-2 ahead with a break and then went 0-40 ahead on Goffin’s serve.Somehow Goffin survived to extend the contest to another game and saved another match point on the Bulgarian’s serve.He looked poised to save another one as he stretched Dimitrov all over the court but with the court at his mercy he put an attempted drop-volley into the net.last_img read more

Virtual clinic strives to facilitate access to health care advice

first_imgVirtual clinic visionary · Leslie Saxon, in collaboration with the Institute for Creative Technologies, aims to bring virtual doctors to patients. Kristen Zung | Daily TrojanTwo USC institutes are developing a Virtual Care Clinic to bring the health care system online.The USC Center for Body Computing and the USC Institute for Creative Technologies collaborated to ensure that patients can access important information about their medical conditions anytime and anywhere. Leslie Saxon, the founder and executive director of the Center for Body Computing, first conceived the idea of a Virtual Care Clinic. Saxon, who leads the project, is also the chief of the division of cardiovascular medicine at USC. “I was inspired by the fact that we have so few highly trained specialists in the world and so many human beings across the world who need access to care,” Saxon said. “If you could just bring this leverage of specialists over a larger population, that would be really amazing.”Scott Dorman, the managing director at the Center for Body Computing, said the main idea behind the project revolves around supporting each individual according to their needs.“[Saxon’s] idea and her vision was to develop an entire ecosystem around a patient or a health care consumer that will be virtual,” Dorman said. “A patient or a general health care consumer or really anybody who owns a smartphone will be able to access a virtual doctor 24/7 anytime, anywhere that they choose.” Dorman said most patients have the same kinds of general questions about their diet or precautions when they go to a doctor, so the purpose behind the virtual doctor program is for the patient to get basic information from virtual doctors. They can then spend more time asking more important questions unique to their own condition when they physically visit the doctor. Virtual doctors can provide contextualized, high-quality information to the patients whenever they need it.“This system wouldn’t prescribe you medication or wouldn’t give you a diagnosis,” Dorman said. “The most difficult part is that there are so many different complex layers and pieces to a worthwhile project like this … that we believe can truly change the health care system.” Saxon said the goal of this project is to create a global health care system such that doctors will be able to help patients who are at different locations. Patients will feel more empowered and knowledgeable. She emphasized that the Virtual Care Clinic will be especially helpful for those who live with certain chronic diseases, as it will integrate them with their caregivers and doctors and provide them with the right kind of information. “As a practicing physician, I want to spend my time on the patients who need me, not on people who don’t require me and who could be cured … digitally,” Saxon said. The virtual doctors will provide tailored information based on the patient’s characteristics and where they live, according to Saxon. The virtual doctors can not only talk to patients but also reply with empathy, Saxon said.Dorman added that the Institute for Creative Technologies plays an important part in the development of this project.“Our strategic partner is the Institute for Creative Technologies that does all the computer rendering of virtual doctors,” Dorman said. “We are very closely aligned with them on this project, and they are the ones who are responsible for really creating the virtual characters, which may be used for other purposes.”The Virtual Care Clinic application hopes to provide information in many different languages, so that it can become a global tool.“We will provide them [with] information that they can then use and hopefully engage in more preventive behavior,” Dorman said. “We just want to try and prevent people from getting to the point where they are suffering with a disease and allowing it to get to such a stage where they require emergency medical care.”last_img read more