Harvard’s Graduate School of Design is pleased to announce its participation in Fundamentals, the 14th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale (June 7-November 23), curated by Rem Koolhaas, professor in practice of architecture and urban design at the GSD.For the past two years, 24 students enrolled in GSD’s Studio Abroad program have been based at Koolhaas’s OMA/AMO Rotterdam office, carrying out research, design, and production work for the exhibition Elements of Architecture, featured in the Giardini’s Central Pavilion.Elements of Architecture expounds on the concept of architectural fundamentals, essential features used by any architect, anywhere, anytime, such as the floor, the wall, the ceiling, the roof, the stair, and so on. “We are trying to look in a new way at the most elementary components of architecture,” explains Koolhaas. “We will encounter similarities and differences, but more than anything else, we will see how these seemingly stable elements are constantly evolving in time.” For an inside look at the collaboration between the GSD and OMA/AMO, watch the video Elements of Architecture.The work of numerous GSD alumni and faculty will also be on display throughout the Biennale, including Iñaki Ábalos, chair of GSD’s Department of Architecture, who is curating the Spanish Pavilion.Also in Venice, the GSD will launch the new Harvard Design Magazine. Under the editorship of Jennifer Sigler, issue 38—“Do You Read Me?”—sets the stage for the magazine’s new direction, one that invites “reading” across disciplinary boundaries, and stakes out an expanded arena for architecture and design dialogue. Read Full Story
September 28, 2020
Former Bachelor Australia star Matthew Johnson and his mum after she sold her home in Kenmore Hills and purchased a block of land to build on. Picture: @matthewdavidjohnson/Instagram, 2017 BEFORE AFTER“We never met him but the neighbourhood talks about him like he’s family,” Mr Phillips said of The Bachelor Australia 2017 star who has started his own family with winning contestant Laura Byrne and plans to marry next year. Matt Johnson and his partner Laura Byrne with their three legged dog Buster in Bondi, Sydney. Picture: Justin LloydAfter initial bathroom renovations and new floor coverings, the couple commissioned 3D visual models to show what the timber pole house could look like with altered entry and exit points, room extensions and landscaping.The plans were architecturally drawn up and in the closing months of 2017, structural work began. BEFORE To get to the front door you had to walk through the carport THE RENO A new entrance is constructed and the carport removed AFTER New street appeal with a separate entrance to the house“It already had a nice architectural feel to it with those timber poles which are reminiscent of the area,” he said.“We always had the plan to do something special to capture those bushland views.“At the back of the house, the roof continued to get lower and lower and the house is tiered down the hill, so the ceiling got closer to the floor and we thought that was a complete waste because you couldn’t walk in the front door and see the back bush so we took the deck area and enclosed it.” THE RENO The rooms are extended across the existing verandaLiving rooms on both levels were extended to incorporate the back deck and the roofline that was tilted downwards, was extended and tilted up with giant windows added that allow natural light through the house and views from the front door to the bushland at the back of the 2789sq m property. THE RENO The new roofline is tilted upward AFTER The house now has large windows that frame the bushland settingThe six-bedroom house now has three large living areas as well as an office or media room off the entrance at the front of the house and a downstairs gym or wellness room. BEFORE The main living areas with a roofline that sloped downwards AFTER The rooms have been extended and the roofline tilts upwards to welcome the viewThere are two bedrooms on the lower level with a new extra large laundry that has a built-in refrigerator to service downstairs entertaining. While four bedrooms including the master suite are on the main level with the kitchen and combined living and dining area. “There’s so much more usable space now,” he said.“When we bought the house it was a family home that was a house built in among the trees. It is now a house where you’ve got that much more open space, and views of the natural environment with natural light so that when you’re sitting in the room you feel you are in the bushland around you. You don’t have to go outside to feel that.”More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours agoParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours ago AFTER A fresh coat of paint and plantation shutters can do wonders to a roomGlass balustrading and new decking around the house and pool have helped connect indoor and outdoor areas. And fig and palm trees have been replaced with native plantings. AFTER Private deck areas with glass balustrading“The thing that has had the biggest impact was extending the upstairs and living spaces and tilting the roof up, they are the two things that made the house feel completely different,” he said.“The simplest things that we did would be the kitchen with that butler’s pantry which is a hero and the centrepiece of the house. AFTER The kitchen and butler’s pantry“But even outside, we now have a functional way to get around the yard and a central entry point coming off the street so there’s one line from the front yard, across the deck, through the front doors and all the time you can see the bush at the back.” AFTER Landscaped gardens make use of every corner of the property AFTER A level back yard on the 2789sq m property complements the landscaped sloping blockOver the past 12 months floors have been finished, the house fully painted and with the first native plantings maturing, an understorey of vegetation has been established, with the target of putting the property on the market in April.“We always had a target of April 2020 to go to auction and then the world changed but we didn’t want to change our plans so we knew it would be a challenging time.”With COVID-19 restrictions limiting onsite inspections, the property was not taken to auction and is now on the market through Place Ascot with a call for Expressions of Interest. The renovation of 19 Shannan Place, Kenmore Hills which is for sale now. If former Bachelor Australia star Matty ‘J’ Johnson were to drive past 19 Shannan Place, Kenmore Hills today, he would only catch glimpses of his mum’s former home.An $850,000 facelift over four years has changed everything from the entrance to the pitch of the roof over the six-bedroom Treehouse that his mum sold to Lisa Baranyi and Syd Phillips in 2016. Seller farewells ‘last piece of real estate in Australia’ Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:56Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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August 12, 2020
A viral photograph has led to the firing of a Popeyes employee near Dallas, Texas.In the photo, a boy who appears to be 8-year-old and no taller than four feet is seen preparing the insanely popular Popeye’s chicken sandwich in a restaurant.A customer took a video of the boy wearing a Popeye’s apron while he helped the overworked staff as they struggled to keep up with the chicken sandwich orders.The kid’s father worked at the restaurant in Colony, Texas.The person who took the video told Inside Edition the restaurant was packed at the time.
August 12, 2020
It looks like a celebrity guest may have visited the Treasure Coast this week.Captains Jeff Gauthier and Natalie Gauthier report they spotted a great white shark in the St. Lucie Inlet off the coast of Stuart.They believe it may be Katharine, the Great White Shark. The 14-foot, 2,300-pound shark, which often surfaces along Florida’s east coast, has traveled nearly 40,000 miles from the north Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico.
August 12, 2020
A car was hit by a Brightline train in Pompano Beach Saturday at around 8 a.m.Pompano Beach Fire Rescue responded to the scene right away. The man in the vehicle was rushed to the hospital, reports say.Officials are still investigating the incident.850 WFTL will keep you updated as the story develops.
August 6, 2020
Facebook82Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Thurston County Solid WasteThurston County students braided more than 9,000 plastic bags into rope that would become a large whale for the Procession of the Species.While Santa is out delivering presents Christmas Eve, TV viewers across America will find out if a life-size plastic whale sculpture created in Thurston County can make one whale of a journey safe and sound on A&E’s hit show “Shipping Wars.” The episode featuring the 32-foot long brainchild of local artist and environmental educator Carrie Ziegler premieres Tuesday, December 24 at 10:30 p.m. on A&E.More than a year ago, Ziegler conceived a plan to marry her artistic skills with her environmental education job by having Thurston County school children assist with the creation of a giant whale sculpture that would use plastic bags and other plastic waste. The large-scale art project was a way for kids to get a hands–on experience while learning about the harmful effects of plastic waste on the environment and wildlife.“Talking about the scale of plastic contamination in our environment and in our oceans can be a bit overwhelming. I didn’t want to leave these kids with a sense of hopelessness, I wanted them to remember what they learned with a positive attitude and I wanted them to feel like they had contributed to something special and had made a difference,” said Carrie Ziegler, Outreach and Education Specialist for the Thurston County Solid Waste Division. “So I came up with this large-scale sculpture idea—this giant whale is something special, something memorable, and the kids can point to it and say ‘I helped make that.’”By the time the plastic whale sculpture was completed earlier this spring, more than 800 youth in Thurston County had helped make the body, skin and skeleton of the 32-foot long whale out of plastic bags, plastic forks and cups, milk jugs, and Styrofoam. The skin required about 9,000 plastic bags that local youth braided into about 6,000 linear feet of plastic rope that was formed into a mat similar to a rag rug. The skin features a map of the Pacific Ocean with the Great Pacific Garbage Patch depicted in the middle.The giant whale floats through Olympia’s Procession of the Species.The finished whale sculpture was one of the feature floats at the annual Procession of the Species parade in Olympia on April 27. After migrating to The Washington Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Olympia and to the Thurston County Fair for display over the summer, the plastic whale went on tour with its message of environmental stewardship and waste reduction.To find out more about this sea mammal sculpture’s great land journey, tune in to A&E’s “Shipping Wars” on Christmas Eve at 10:30 p.m.Channel 52—Xfinity (Comcast) customersChannel 118—Dish Network customersChannel 265—DIRECTV customersFor more information about A&E’s “Shipping Wars” and the episode featuring the whale sculpture, go to www.aetv.com/shipping-wars/season-5/episode-8.For more information about the plastic bag whale sculpture, view the short video called “The Plastic Whale Project: a sensational cetacean” at http://bit.ly/130EMjN.
August 5, 2020
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Department of Corrections Washington StateTwo state corrections employees working in Thurston County have received Governor’s Lifesaving Awards. The Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Board gives out the awards, which recognize people who have saved someone’s life while on the job.Information Technology Specialist Sally Parker and Emergency Management Program Specialist Jamison Roberts received their awards Sept. 26 during a ceremony at the Governor’s Industrial Safety Health Conference at the Spokane Convention Center. Parker and Roberts work at the Department of Corrections (DOC) headquarters building in Tumwater. Parker and Roberts received their awards for providing assistance to a coworker who had a heart attack in December of 2017.Parker was working at her cubicle when she heard some commotion and a voice ask if anyone had called 9-1-1. Without hesitation, she ran over to where the noise was coming from and instructed her coworkers to make the emergency call. She then informed security that an ambulance was on its way so they could guide the medics when they arrived. Parker then called the building’s emergency line.By then, the coworker having a heart attack lay unconscious on the floor, so Parker began doing chest compressions. Parker had taken CPR classes many times over the years, but she never had to use it before that day.“My training kicked in and I knew exactly what to do,” Parker said.Meanwhile, Roberts, who works in the department’s emergency management division, was notified of the situation. He grabbed one of the building’s automated external defibrillator devices from the wall and brought it to Parker and the unconscious worker.Parker and Roberts applied a shock using the defibrillator and continued CPR until emergency responders arrived to bring the worker to the hospital.The worker has since made a full recovery and returned to work, Parker said.“You never know when you may have to use CPR for a coworker, family member or someone next to you at the gym or in a public place. It’s a great feeling to know I was able to be a part of a family continuing to have their loved one with them.”Roberts added a large part of his job involves educating and training staff about planning for emergencies in their day-to-day lives, and he was glad fellow staff could use what they learned and put it into action.“As an emergency management program specialist, I am always talking about how important preparedness is both at home and at work,” Roberts said. “The Department of Corrections is full of trained staff who are ready and willing to respond and assist in any way they can.”Parker has 27 years of state service, 19 of which have been with the DOC. Parker was a counselor at WCCW for six years, and served as a community corrections officer from 1981 to 1985. From 2002 to 2008, Parker worked within the department as a finance specialist before taking a job as an information technology specialist.Roberts stared working at DOC in 2002 as a correctional officer. Since 2015, Roberts has worked in the department’s emergency management unit as an emergency management program specialist.A total of four DOC employees received Governor’s Lifesaving Awards. In addition to Parker and Roberts, Washington State Penitentiary Correctional Unit Supervisor Landon Adams and Washington Corrections Center for Women Correctional Officer Darren Gooding received awards for saving the life of a correctional officer at an annual emergency response team training academy. The correctional officer, who has participating in a fitness run, began showing signs of distress. Adams and Gooding pulled the correctional officer out of the run formation. Moments later, the correctional officer stopped breathing and lost consciousness. Adams and Gooding administered chest compressions and were able to revive the correctional officer.About the Awards:Nominees must have performed the lifesaving act during work hours. Recipients are receiving awards for incidents occurring between June 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018. All workers covered by the state workers’ compensation system or by a self-insured employer are eligible. Nominees work in both the public and private sectors. Nominees must have performed “hands-on” aid. For law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and similar professions, the lifesaving action must be considered above and beyond the normal call of duty. The Governor’s Industrial Safety Health Board gives out the awards each year. For more information about the awards, visit https://www.gishab.org/events/lifesaving-awards/.
August 5, 2020
Image Courtesy: Reuters/BCCIAdvertisement 8lgalztNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsnmfWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ems8er( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1y3c6Would you ever consider trying this?😱2bys0sCan your students do this? 🌚afkkzoRoller skating! Powered by Firework Day 2 of the first Test between New Zealand and India is over, and at stumps, the hosts have taken the lead by 51 runs. Following a disappointing batting performance on Day 1 yesterday, India are now training behind. Taking the lead in the 52nd over, New Zealand are now on a score of 216 from 5 wickets at Basin Reserve cricket ground. Althogh, Ishant Sharma has impressed with picking up three wickets.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Reuters/BCCIWhile the Kiwis opening duo Tom Lathan and Tom Blundell didn’t have much to offer, the skipper Kane Williamson laid down a brilliant innings. The 29 year old scored 89, with eleven boundaries, until losing his wicket against Mohammed Shami in the 63rd over.The swashbuckling veteran Ross Taylor stayed off till his impressive 44, and knocked off six boundaries and one over boundary. Black Caps wicket keeper BJ Watling and superstar all rounder Colin de Grandhomme are currently on the strike at the end of Day 2.Advertisement Despite a poor batting performance yesterday, the Men in Blue have made an effort to redeem themselves today with a stunning spell from Ishant Sharma. The 31 year old veteran pacer, who had just returned from an injury, secured three wickets in today’s match.Picking up the opening duo and also the blistering Taylor in the 52nd over, Sharma put up an amazing economy rate of just 2.07 from bowling 15 full overs, shelling out a tight 31 runs.Advertisement Despite sustaining a ligament injury last month, Sharma lead the Indian bowling squad with grace. “Yes, if it’s possible to play, I will play but if it’s not, there’s hardly anything that I could have done,” he told reporters after the day’s play.While Shami and Ashwin each secured one, the latter sending Henry Nicholls back to the pavilion, it was a dry day from the iconic Jasprit Bumrah. Following a lacklustre ODI series, the 26 year old is now on five consecutive international matches without a wicket.However, Sharma’s words reflected total confidence on his teammate: “I don’t think anyone doubts Boom’s ability. Since his debut, what he has achieved for India, I don’t think anyone should raise any questions.”Bowling 18 full overs and the first ball of his 19th over, Bumrah gave out 62 runs.Also read-India VS New Zealand Day 1: Rain interrupts third session, top order fails for IndiaFour Indian cricketers have been touted to be part of Asia XI vs World XI T20s! Advertisement