L House / Yuanxiuwan Architect & Associates

first_imgL House / Yuanxiuwan Architect & AssociatesSave this projectSaveL House / Yuanxiuwan Architect & Associates ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/944009/l-house-yuanxiuwan-architect-and-associates Clipboard “COPY” China ArchDaily CopyHouses•Shanghai, China 2020 Houses Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/944009/l-house-yuanxiuwan-architect-and-associates Clipboard Architects: Yuanxiuwan Architect & Associates Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Area:  600 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!Night view, main road to see the building. Image © Xiaobin Lv+ 31Curated by 韩双羽 – HAN Shuangyu Share Photographs:  Xiaobin LvArchitect In Charge:SoomanDesign Team:He Zou, Qingrui WangEngineering:He JiangLandscape:Yuanxiuwan Architect & AssociatesCollaborators:AD、CAMERICH、CHICFurniture:WOWDSGNCity:ShanghaiCountry:ChinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!View the building from the main road. Image © Xiaobin LvRecommended ProductsRenders / 3D AnimationEnscape3D Real-Time Rendering SoftwareBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsAxolightWall And Ceiling Blackspot Light – FavillaDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Text description provided by the architects. L HOUSE is a weekend house designed by Yuan Xiuwan for a family of three living in Shanghai, it was built on Chongming Island in Shanghai.The old house was built in the 1980s. The original building needs to be demolished and built on the spot.According to the volume and area of the old house, combined with the local soil regulations, the first floor should be controlled at the sloping top structure of 190 square meters, the second and half floors, and the auxiliary room at the first floor with the construction area of 60 square meters.Save this picture!Panoramic bird’s eye view. Image © Xiaobin LvSave this picture!bird’s eye view. Image © Xiaobin LvAs the model on Chongming island, the old house shows a common feature of the residences in China after liberation, which is only to satisfy two most basic functions of eating and living.L House is intended to bring more possible natural routes and space to most common everydayness, sleeping and eating.Save this picture!A view of a building through a cornfield from the woods. Image © Xiaobin LvSave this picture!East facade. Image © Xiaobin LvChongming Island is linked to Shanghai by a cross-sea bridge, like a floating swim bladder. Chenhai highway runs through the island. Farmland and nursery garden lie in the rectangular road network, and the buildings stand on both sides of road. L HOUSE is on the north side of Hongji Road. Farmland and nursery garden is in another village.Save this picture!West facade, connecting the second and third floor landscape stairs and viewing platform. Image © Xiaobin LvThe house site covers an area of about 1,000 square meters. To the east is a house road that goes all the way through the nursery garden. To the west is the river and trees. Each direction has a unique landscape.Save this picture!Outer courtyard and building facade. Image © Xiaobin LvThe gate is located at the intersection of the road in the southeast to avoid the direct conflict with the road and the visual interference that being too close to the neighborhood buildings. The deliberately elongated moving line takes the gate as the starting point to form a 45° Angle with the main building, of which is parallel to road. The secondary entrance is set in the east of the main building. Along this moving line, the secondary entrance is all the way to the west to meet the line dividing the inner and outer courtyards.Save this picture!See the internal and external scenery at the intersection of the east-west axis of the second floor and the 45° axis. Image © Xiaobin LvSave this picture!45° axis entrance corridor. Image © Xiaobin LvThe whole living space is spread out around the inner and outer courtyard. The north of the inner courtyard is a living room, of which the north is passage and stairs leading to the second floor. The first floor of the west of outer courtyard is the bedroom, the second floor owns the master bedroom, and the third floor is the studio, also the multi-functional room.Save this picture!East – West axis corridor side view of the inner courtyard. Image © Xiaobin LvSave this picture!Living room. Image © Xiaobin LvBetween the master bedroom and studio, we design the extended landscape stairs through a double-height space, thus the families can enjoy the outdoors while going there and back.Save this picture!The studio on the third floor. Image © Xiaobin LvThe inner and outer courtyards are connected by the hallway, which is 45° against horizontal line. The high and low window confuse the distinction between the inner and outer courtyards. The large French window opened to the outside introduces the outdoor landscape into the interior. The high and low window openings show different ways and scenery, some may be same, and some may be different, memories will be alike.Save this picture!East – West axis corridor to see the north woods. Image © Xiaobin LvSave this picture!The roof terrace looked to the north as if the trees were floating above the forest. Image © Xiaobin LvUp and down the stairs meet in the intersection of two axes, one is to west to the garden, the other is to the north to the jungle. Cloud-shaped platforms covered with fine stones just like waves surge over the oasis.Save this picture!patio. 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Advanced Leadership Initiative creates room for innovation

first_imgLeadership isn’t limited — and after conquering their own domains, today’s innovators want to share. Those are the motivating ideas behind the Advanced Leadership Initiative (ALI), a new “third stage” intensive, multidisciplinary program that engages executives and other top business minds and helps them redirect their considerable skills into social impact. With one-year fellowships that allow participants to take courses, network, and brainstorm with principals from a wide variety of fields, including business, education, public health, and government, these experienced leaders can then discover new paths, developing projects designed to address some of the most pressing problems facing the world today.ALI, a collaboration of faculty from Harvard’s schools of business, education, government, law, medicine, and public health, was conceived in 2005 by Professors Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Rakesh Khurana, and Nitin Nohria. Since it enrolled its first cohort in January 2009, it has helped tap the experience of a socially conscious generation of leaders. The program, which runs from January through December, allows these participants, all of whom have at least 20 years of experience, to broaden their skills to fill critical leadership gaps in solving major social issues.This year’s 44 fellows, including 19 international fellows, come from a range of industries. Gareth Glaser, for example, was part of the leadership team that took Alcon Laboratories public and helped it become one of the world’s largest eye-care pharmaceutical and surgical companies. Glaser had also previously worked for Exxon and ARCO.Gareth Glaser became interested in gun violence after witnessing an unintended shooting, and dedicated his fellowship to developing and marketing an affordable “smart gun” that could only be used by the owner. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff PhotographerGlaser said the fellowship let him focus on an issue that had long preoccupied him for personal reasons: gun violence. During a stay in Texas, he had seen the young child of a close friend severely injured with an unsecured weapon. “I was asking myself, ‘How can people have a loaded gun in the family room during a barbecue?’”“I didn’t know where to begin,” he says now, as his one-year fellowship winds up. The fellowship’s structure worked for Glaser. On campus from January through June, he was able to explore, meeting with ALI faculty such as Howard Koh, former secretary for Health and Human Services in the Obama administration, who helped direct his research. Through such explorations, he found himself interested in so-called “smart guns.” These weapons, which cannot be operated by an undesignated user, have been hailed as a breakthrough technology. But although research shows they have the potential to save 10,000 lives every year in this country alone, says Glaser, they have not yet taken off, running up against political resistance and marketing mistakes.These missed opportunities consumed Glaser, and when he left for the summer break, he headed for a symposium on law enforcement and smart guns in Washington, D.C., where he would moderate a panel. While he was there, he was approached by a smart-gun startup, LodeStar Firearms, which asked him to be its CEO. As an experienced executive, Glaser had the skills, but none of the baggage that had hindered previous attempts at smart-gun development. That’s when he realized, he says, “I could approach this as a businessperson. It’s a business opportunity, a really good one, and also it could save lives.”When he came back to campus in September, Glaser had a vision. He would work with LodeStar to help create an affordable “smart” (biometric) handgun that would appeal to both law enforcement and the vast majority of handgun buyers — by some estimates more than 90 percent — who seek a weapon for home defense.“People concentrate on global issues — income inequality, healthcare, education, global warming — and I understand that. But guns are such a big issue, and they are almost the third rail of politics. To me it’s focused, it’s an area where I can literally have an actual, significant impact.”For Laura Klauberg, ALI has been about discovery. Although her initial plan was to focus on education, income inequality, and gender-based violence, the global branding and marketing expert used her first semester in Cambridge to explore.“One of the things that’s great about the program is the first semester, when you’re told, ‘Be an inquirer,’” recalled Klauberg, who among other positions has served as the head of global media for Unilever. “Don’t land the plane right away.”When she realized that many people were already focusing on her original areas of interest, Klauberg reached further. Ultimately, an experience with her dog Brady suggested what would become her ALI project. Having trained her pet as a therapy dog a few years ago, Klauberg was in the habit of taking Brady to hospitals and nursing homes. Over time, one of her favorite weekly visits was to a substance abuse treatment and recovery facility.Laura Klauberg and her pet, Brady, a trained therapy dog, are regular volunteers at a substance abuse clinic. She used her year at Harvard to adapt her marketing expertise to educate teens about addiction and substance abuse. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer.“It became a very moving experience,” she said. “They were wonderful people, and it had a profound impact on me.”After a friend’s adult child died of a heroin overdose in late March, following several decades battling addiction, her goal was clarified. She would tackle substance abuse — ideally, before it started. “We keep hearing that high school is too late,” says Klauberg, whose own three children are now grown.Fortuitously, Klauberg, a global branding and marketing expert, had spent her career learning to adapt to and utilize emerging technologies, such as social media. Much of that time, she explains, involved “developing stories” for big brands, she says. At ALI she realized these skills could be applied to innovating education about addiction and substance abuse. Specifically, she is now using that technological foresight to “tell stories” — working with partners like the Play4Real Lab at the Yale University Center for Health and Learning Games to create curricula that use virtual reality to reach young people.“We believe the technology lends itself to creating ‘real experiences’ that could be transformative in nature,” she said. Ultimately, she sees the technology being used in a variety of school curricula, addressing issues from eating disorders to bullying.“Being at Harvard afforded me the opportunity to hear from people who are on the front lines and engaged in this,” said Klauberg.Her colleague echoes the sentiment. “Without having come here and spent the year here,” said Glaser, “I doubt I could have accomplished so much.”Harvard’s Advanced Leadership Initiative will hold its final symposium on Nov. 16. The capstone event of the fellowship year, the symposium will kick off with educational sessions on Nov. 15 and conclude with final presentations by the fellows about their projects.last_img read more

Sludge study kills fears

first_imgThe UGA research group, in collaboration with researchers from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, examined soil and hay from fields to which treated sewage sludge, also known as biosolids, had been applied regularly for periods ranging from one to 12 years. They then compared the data to fields that had never received biosolids applications.Biosolids land application programs are regulated under the Clean Water Act, 43 CFR Part 503, known as the 503 regulations, instituted in 1993.503 regulations”Some individuals have questioned whether the 503 regulations are protective of the public and the environment,” said UGA scientist Julia Gaskin, who headed the research team. “This study puts some of those fears to rest.”The study found that in the soil of treated fields, concentrations of metals like arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercuryfound were statistically the same as those in fields that neverreceived biosolids applications. The same was true of hay grownin most fields treated with biosolids.Three of the fields studied did produce hay with higherconcentrations of cadmium than the National Research Councilrecommends, Gaskin said.Cadmium levelsThese were fields where sludge was applied before 1993, shesaid. They’re likely to have received sludge with high cadmiumlevels. Current regulations would not allow land application ofthat type of sludge.”The recommended cadmium level is set to prevent cadmium fromaccumulating in the food chain from long-term exposure in thehay, and assumes the animals have no other source of food,”Gaskin said. “It would be a problem for food chain accumulationif animals didn’t eat anything but the high cadmium hay grown inthose fields.”The researchers also noted that copper and molybdenum levels were higher in soil from fields treated with biosolids for the longest times. Increased copper could be beneficial for farmers, becausecopper is naturally low in Southeastern soils. There wasn’t asimilar increase of copper levels, however, in the hay grown intreated fields.Copper in hay”While other studies have reported an increase in the copper inhay grown with biosolids fertilizers,” Gaskin said, “the current study did not see a statistically significant increase.”Molybdenum levels, however, were higher in hay from the fieldsreceiving biosolids for the longest times, she said. Highconcentrations of molybdenum can lead to copper deficiency incattle and other ruminants.”The increased molybdenum levels found in the hay in this studywere below levels thought to induce copper deficiencies in mostanimals,” Gaskin said. “Since copper is a necessary nutrient forcattle, we encourage farmers to use copper supplements as a goodmanagement practice.””The study is important because it evaluates the risk of metalcontamination in the soil and hay from farms participating in abiosolids land application program,” Gaskin said. “This studyindicates that the 503 regulations are protective and landapplication programs following the 503 regulations should notpose a risk of metal contamination.”The concerns raised by the study “can be addressed by goodmanagement,” Gaskin said. By Cat HolmesUniversity of GeorgiaToxic levels of heavy metals don’t accumulate in soil or hay when properly treated municipal sewage sludge is used as fertilizer over long periods, according to a new University of Georgia study.last_img read more


first_imgThe Indiana Pacers certainly showed that they could play with the “big boys” in the opening round of this year’s NBA playoffs.  Unfortunately, a couple of less than stellar finishes cost them the series with Cleveland.  The new mix of Pacers, including Nate McMillan, jelled at the right time and gave the Indianapolis fans a lot to be proud of this year.I know LeBron James is a great player.  He may be the best ever.  I still do not like pro basketball, because I feel that super stars like James get all the breaks.  They are allowed to take an extra step or two when driving to the basket or they pound their opponent and no fouls are called.  To me, it is not true basketball.  It is football on hard wood.  The biggest and strongest win out.  Nevertheless, Cleveland won the game they had to win and now move on to play Toronto.last_img read more