Palma Hideaway House / Mariana de Delás

first_img Design Team:Ines Bonet, Blanca Gomez Rodriguez -AriasAssembly And Vegetation:Belén LarrazTable Design:Mariana de Delás & 2Monos StudioCity:PalmaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsText description provided by the architects. Palma Hideaway is the result of an ongoing exploration on how to dwell ground floor spaces sited in bustling urban fabrics. (Case study continuation of Raval Hideaway Barcelona).Save this picture!© José HeviaSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© José HeviaIn this case, the owner acquired a 92sqm former motorcycle repair shop that had been long closed in the frontier of Palma de Mallorca’s old quarter. The space had generous free heights, a non used courtyard and was built in traditional mares stone (mallorcan limestone).Save this picture!© José HeviaSave this picture!© José HeviaAs the existing groundfloor access door created a very violent connection between the road and the studio, it was essential to integrate an intermediate buffer garden area. This garden buffer area serves as a way to get light inside and also act as an acoustic and privacy barrier from the street. This new courtyard  is created by having two opposing layers of facade. First, an exterior light-permeable perforated iron sheet folding door that can be totally opened and gives a gradient of visual privacy to the apartment. And second, a glass and wood frame window structure that shuts down direct noise from across the road. The space between these two skins can be totally o partially opened, with a large number of variations to suit every need.  A wood built-in bench and built-in tiled planters complete the setup ideal for a transitional calming entry ritual where lush plants merge with tiled walls bringing back a Mediterranean courtyard welcome.Save this picture!© José HeviaOnce inside, the proposal generates around a single new diagonal partition that serves as a room divider, storage space and a visual directional guider towards the back exterior space. This single wood partition serves as an aid for all main activities of the dwelling and also creates an acoustic barrier between them.Save this picture!© José HeviaSave this picture!AxonometricSave this picture!© José HeviaThe left side of the partition is reserved for the bedroom and closet area.  This space is elevated a few steps to create a sense of coziness and eye height barrier to the new entrance courtyard. The elevated areas consist of the more domestic ones such as study, bedroom, closets and bathroom. In the bathroom the elevated height is used to go down a few steps making an inbuilt shower/bath for hedonist living.Save this picture!© José HeviaThe right side of the partition is reserved for the common areas. Flooring of polished concrete remain continuous throughout the dwelling to create a sense of amplitude. A central kitchen work island is placed in the middle of the space encouraging central gathering. This table is co-designed and produced by local Mallorca young designers and brings a touch of color and freshness to the more mínimalistic shell.Save this picture!© José HeviaThe living room and dining area are placed at the wider opening close to the back garden. An inbuilt sofa is designed to maximize the space and old pinup calendars found on site are given a second chance by making them the main wall decoration element. Formerly a small door access to exterior space a big opening is done to connect the inside with the exterior backspace. Vines and green are planted to produce an intimidate secret garden in the future. A small guest room and a second bathroom are placed in the old storage space perimetral to backyard.Save this picture!© José HeviaProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Threat of Black Mold to Architecture and its InhabitantsArticlesO6A LOT Housing / SAM architecture + QuerkraftSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Palma, Balearic Islands, SpainLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyAbout this officeMariana de DelásOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureOfficesPalma de MallorcaOn InstagramOn FacebookPalmaSpainPublished on January 30, 2020Cite: “Palma Hideaway House / Mariana de Delás” [Casa Palma Hideaway / Mariana de Delás] 30 Jan 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Mixed Use Architecture Spain Mariana de Delás Area:  990 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Manufacturers: JUNG, Complementto, Acor, Faro, Jallut Pinturas, Maderesa ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/932687/palma-hideaway-house-mariana-de-delas Clipboard Palma Hideaway House / Mariana de DelásSave this projectSavePalma Hideaway House / Mariana de Delás Palma Hideaway House / Mariana de Delás “COPY” Projects Photographs 2019 Year:  Photographs:  José Hevia Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Lead Architects: ArchDaily CopyMixed Use Architecture, Residential Architecture, Offices•Palma, Spain ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/932687/palma-hideaway-house-mariana-de-delas Clipboard Save this picture!© José Hevia+ 22Curated by Clara Ott Share Architects: Mariana de Delás Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

Oceans away

first_img Twins in space A new NASA program will combine the study of sea and sky as part of the search for life in the outer solar system.The $7.6 million Exploring Ocean Worlds research program will be headquartered at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). The project will pull together some of the nation’s leading experts in ocean and space research, and create a Network for Ocean Worlds to advance research nationwide by helping teams of investigators share information.Scientists have come to view ice-covered astronomical bodies with ocean-like features, so-called ocean worlds, as the best bets for finding life elsewhere. But deep-sea microbiologist Peter R. Girguis says this begs a fundamental question: What is life? It could be that life developed differently on other planets than it did on Earth, so understanding as much as possible about various life forms here may offer insight into what we find elsewhere.“My role in this project is taking a hard look at how microorganisms make a living in some of the most extreme environments on Earth,” said Girguis, a Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and one of five founding investigators on Exploring Ocean Worlds. The others include: Christopher German, lead investigator and WHOI senior scientist, Tori Hoehler of NASA’s Ames Research Center, Donna Blackman of the University of California, San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and Kevin Peter Hand of the California Institute of Technology’s Jet Propulsion Lab.“We are going to be visiting some of Earth’s most extreme environments to really understand the limits of life: deep-ocean underwater volcanoes, where microbes live that are Earth’s most heat-tolerant organisms; deserts; and also the polar regions. Coldest, hottest, driest. Those are Earth’s best facsimiles for some of these potential environments beyond Earth,” he said.The initiative’s trajectory is twofold. “Let’s look for places that look very similar to Earth,” said Girguis. “And let’s look for life that may be nothing like what we have on Earth.”Scientists have centered the search for life in outer space on the search for water. As WHOI’s German said when announcing the project, “If we hope to find evidence of life beyond Earth within the next human generation, then our best bet is to look toward the growing list of ice-covered ocean worlds right here in our own solar system.”Indeed, Exploring Ocean Worlds aims to accelerate research on planetary bodies with liquid water oceans that may harbor life or conditions that could support it by coordinating studies nationwide that advance our understanding of ocean worlds. Beyond the search for water, said Girguis, it may be useful to look for life in any environment that has sources of energy and where conditions aren’t too extreme. This rules out, for example,  places that are too hostile to support life, such as Jupiter, which is thought to be very radioactive. “Radiation is good at shredding complicated cells,” he explained.Girguis notes that the building blocks of life — such as carbon, nitrogen, hydrogen, and sulfur — are found throughout the solar system. Even on Earth, these elements were sustaining life long before oxygen came to dominate our atmosphere. And many of these life forms, he added, are still with us. Launching a space mission from the deepest ocean NASA-backed scientists hope project advances plans to search moons for extraterrestrial life “The so-called anaerobic microbes on Earth are able to harvest energy from chemicals to make a living in ways that we can’t do,” he said. “These microbes live off volcanic gases. Volcanoes make hydrogen and also carbon dioxide, and some microbes can take these and make methane. The vast majority live in the mud in the deep ocean where there is no oxygen or they live in underwater or land volcanoes.“Those microbes are in many ways our inspiration for ways of thinking about how organisms might live on other planets,” he continued. “We are trying very hard to be open-minded about where life might persist and where life might have evolved that is unlike Earth life. By bringing together our various perspectives and really pushing ourselves to think broadly and deeply, we are trying to tackle one of science’s grand questions.”The implications, he pointed out, could not be more vital to our own continued existence. “This is our Earth and to understand our Earth, we have to understand the fundamentals,” he said. “This project allows us to think about what it is we need to keep a planet habitable.” Researcher sketches findings of NASA study of how zero gravity affects the body Relatedlast_img read more

Financial institutions need to build a digital dream team

first_imgThe rapid maturation of digital optimization — content and experience testing or behavioral targeting — generates reliable and consistent improvements in the customer experiences financial institutions deliver. For banks and credit unions dedicated to improving their relationships with consumers, optimization programs can deliver substantial additive gains through an iterative process. Simple tests can yield tremendous results, improving customer satisfaction, driving online applications, and building people’s trust while they engage with your digital brand.In a Forrester survey, 21% of customer experience decision-makers say they have prioritized investment in testing and optimization programs. However, like most enterprise initiatives, an optimization program hinges on the sum of three things: people, processes and technologies. And people are a big part of the problem. According to MarketingSherpa, nearly 75% of businesses are unable to find suitable expertise for optimizing even simple landing pages. Similarly, Forrester recognizes in its survey that “user experience and data professionals are hardest to staff for.”Three Ways to Build Your TeamYou have three options. You can hire, train or outsource. Each option has implications for the speed, cost and the resulting quality of the team’s work. Depending on the resources you are able to dedicate to optimization from those already involved in your digital efforts and their level of expertise, one of the following options may be a better fit for your organization than another. Organizational goals for the optimization program will also dictate your team-building strategy to some degree.For example, if your goal is to immediately commence a program consistingof hundreds of tests and targets each quarter and you have limited dedicated resources, a team composed partially or completely of outside resources will likely lead to faster results.Hiring for a Complete Enterprise Optimization TeamA complete, enterprise-level optimization team requires that you bring dedicated resources to bear from the very beginning. With each person focused on their individual piece of the optimization puzzle, you can be confident that the right skills are being applied to the right tasks. While you may not hire new resources for every role, this approach allows you to at least identify the range of expertise you need. Keep in mind that as you build your program and begin to serve multiple organizational departments — each with their own goals — you may need more than one person to support some of the following responsibilities. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more