Couran Point house / Arkhefield

first_imgSave this picture!+ 16 Share Projects Couran Point house / ArkhefieldSave this projectSaveCouran Point house / Arkhefield Houses Couran Point house / Arkhefield CopyHouses•South Stradbroke Island, Australia ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Text description provided by the architects. Conceptual Framework The core drivers behind the build were maximising space and privacy, sheltering from the predominant south-easterly wind/weather front and creating a simple, low maintenance, sustainable living volume which could be enjoyed all year round. The isolation of the site and the harsh climatic conditions on the island are evident in the simplicity of the structure, the choice of basic, low maintenance materials and in the ability which the house is able to isolate, reorientate and shut down against the elements. Save this picture!Recommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorPublic Benefits The house offers a stark contrast to the predominantly lowset shacks by the way that it expresses and celebrates volume, simplicity of form and its ability to manage/manipulate the external environment. The house appears to be inspirational amongst the community with many new houses currently under construction on the island being designed and sited in a similar manner. Save this picture!Relationship of Built form to Context The house is a simple extruded profile with its form being solely dictated by town planning constraints. Height, setback and roof pitch essentially created the volumetric section which was extruded to the road and waterfront boundary setback to maximise the enclosed space. The house breaks out onto the terraced waterfront on the east, to an enclosed ‘winter courtyard’ on the west and closes down to the north and south to retain privacy from the adjacent blocks. Save this picture!Program Resolution The house is split in half down the centre of its length with a large double volume ‘communal’ living space on the north and a two level ‘private’ core comprising of bedrooms and service zones on the south. The volumetric interplay between the two halves of the house creates a sense of inclusion and encourages interaction between family and guests whilst still enabling privacy and seclusion. Save this picture!Integration of Allied Disciplines The build required very little input from consultants. Cost / Value The isolation of the site put a premium on the construction cost as all materials and skilled labour had to be barged out to the island. Sustainability ESD principles of orientation and sitting along with use of solar, gas, rainwater harvesting, bamboo cladding/screening and a thermally efficient monolithic floor slab were all core ideas behind the build. Response to Client and User Needs Our clients desire to recreate a ‘Bahaman’ styled beach cottage with shingled pitched roofs and quaint shuttered windows made for a challenging brief. They wanted the house to take them back to the memorable vacations they had spent in exotic locations. Through exploration and development, it became evident that decoration and themed architecture may enable brief relapses into the bygone but that intelligent design and the creation of flexible spaces stimulated communal interaction which was what really recreated that relaxed holiday atmosphere they were seeking. They are extremely happy and are enjoying their ‘Contemporary Bahaman’ cottage which they have aptly named ‘the shed’ out on Stradbroke Island.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessMonaco House / McBride Charles RyanSelected ProjectsWorld Trade Center Iguala / b720 Fermín Vázquez ArquitectosArticles Share “COPY” Architects: Arkhefield Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Year:  2006 Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeArkhefieldOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesSouth Stradbroke IslandAustraliaPublished on October 30, 2008Cite: “Couran Point house / Arkhefield” 30 Oct 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Sprint foes at Hagerstown can’t keep up with Jones

first_imgNext, the Laurel Highlands Sprint Series will try again Friday, April 26 at Clinton County Motor Speedway after two rainouts in a row to start the season at the Lock Haven, Pa., speedplant. Ritchey was third with Denochick and Lynn rounding out the top five.  Rumsey lost that spot to Drew Ritchey for a few laps before regaining the position and set off af­ter Jones. Denochick and Ryan Lynn had a long-term battle for fourth as most other positions continued to change throughout the field.   HAGERSTOWN, Md. (April 20) – Jonathon Jones wasn’t sure he would make the trip to Hager­stown Speedway until Saturday morning, but he sure made it worthwhile by topping the field of 23 IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars for the win that evening. Christian Rumsey challenged but ran out of laps and settled for second in the main event, co-sanc­tioned by the Virginia Sprint Series and Laurel Highland Sprint Series.  Rumsey reeled in Jones as the laps counted down but couldn’t catch up before the checkers flew.center_img Jonathon Jones was the winner of the Easter Eve IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature co-sanctioned by the Virginia Sprint Series and Laurel Highlands Sprint Series at Hagerstown Speedway. (Photo by Jim Haines) Feature results – 1. Jonathon Jones; 2. Christian Rumsey; 3. Drew Ritchey; 4. Tyler Denochick; 5. Ryan Lynn; 6. Scott Lutz; 7. Michael Allerman; 8. Brad Mellott; 9. Ron Aurand; 10. Randy Ster­ling; 11. Tom Humphries; 12. Donny Hendershot; 13. Tony Harris; 14. Daren Bolac; 15. Reed Thompson; 16. Jerald Harris; 17. Charlie Ware; 18. Matthew Kline; 19. Chris Ware; 20. Ben McCall; 21. Bill Rice; 22. Jake Karklin; 23. Neil Sandridge. Tyler Denochick and Jones paced the feature field to green. Jones stayed up high and that would be the magic line as he kept his car smooth and fast with Rumsey quickly challenging for second. The Virginia Sprint Series is back at Shenandoah Speedway on Saturday, April 27. last_img read more

Pardew keen to build on first win

first_img “We have been playing under huge pressure, we have been working under huge pressure – you can’t get away from it in this city – and it’s difficult. “We really can self-harm sometimes with the pressure we put ourselves under, but on the other hand when we win, we have a euphoria like we had today, and I thought the stadium was terrific today. I can’t thank the fans enough.” Opposite number Nigel Pearson, who saw Marc Albrighton hit the bar with a first-half cross, was disappointed to come away empty-handed after a real tussle on Tyneside. He said: “If you are not creating or taking your chances, it’s important to keep a clean sheet and we have been done on the counter-attack from what was a very promising situation for ourselves. “It’s frustrating, there’s no doubt about that, but I know that we will get a positive response from the players.” Meanwhile, both managers insisted the delay as engineers worked to secure dressing panels around the 60m screen had not affected their players. Pearson said: “The players were all very relaxed about that. Both sets of players dealt with the situation very well, as did the club and the officials. “There was no friction at all. Sometimes these things happen and you have got to deal with them.” Pardew added: “I have to pay tribute to Nigel, he was very calm about it all. He was matter of fact, it was a problem and let’s just wait and sort it out. He didn’t make a big deal and I thank him for that. “We were so impatient for the game, it just made it a little bit more difficult, but in the end it didn’t affect what was a big day for us.” A rare goal from French midfielder Gabriel Obertan was enough to secure a 1-0 victory over Leicester at St James’ Park in a game which was delayed by an hour because of problems with a newly-erected big screen. However, it was all worth the wait for Pardew as his team collected three points for just the sixth time in 27 league games in 2014. Newcastle boss Alan Pardew will not allow his players to rest on their laurels after they finally ended their wait for a first Barclays Premier League win of the season at the eighth attempt. Press Association Asked if the win had come as a relief, Pardew said: “When you have been a manager as long as I have and experienced a team that’s not functioning, you have to work doubly-hard and try to protect yourself from the pressures that are coming. “I have had to take a lot of criticism and I have accepted that, you have to. But the most important thing is we can move on from this because this isn’t going to be the be all and end all for us, beating Leicester. “We need to beat some top teams and we need to improve as a team. It will help us this week in our work and instil some confidence in some players who I know can be better than they are showing.” The decisive moment arrived with 19 minutes remaining when Obertan picked up possession wide on the left and cut inside along the edge of the penalty area before thumping a low right-foot shot past keeper Kasper Schmeichel and into the bottom corner. It was his first goal for the club since October 2012, and his first in the league since his only other at Blackburn almost nine months earlier. However, Newcastle, for whom the in-from Papiss Cisse was guilty of an extraordinary miss early in the second half, had to fight for their win with keeper Tim Krul and central defender Steven Taylor both making vital interceptions at the death. For once, Pardew headed home looking forward to watching Match of the Day. He said with a smile: “I tend to watch even when it’s nasty and horrible. It’s important for me to keep up to date with what’s being said about your team and other teams. But certainly I will watch it with a smile tonight. last_img read more

SA investment roadshow in Japan

first_img29 May 2013 South Africa is a sound investment destination, despite the legacy left by apartheid, says the Johannesburg chief representative of the Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ, Yoshiro Yokoi. Yoko was speaking in Nagoya, Japan on Tuesday during the first of three seminars being held ahead of the fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), which takes place in Yokohama from 1 to 3 June. The seminars are being hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in partnership with the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi United Financial of Japan. “If everyone had access to education back then, [South Africa] would not have this high unemployment rate,” Yokoi said. “Japan should be part of rebuilding the South African economy, as South Africa has in the past years, during its democracy, made a mark and is now the gateway to Africa.” Yokoi said the Free Trade Agreement that South Africa has with Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries could benefit Japanese companies, because it provided access to more than 200-million consumers. “The country’s warm reception of foreign investors, its policies and incentives makes it easy for foreign companies to access the opportunities in the country.” According to the DTI’s director of investment promotion, Charles Manuel, Japan has great strength and investor potential in areas such as agro-processing, consumer goods, boat building, automotives and components, green industries and advanced manufacturing. Another investment seminar was due to be held in Osaka on Wednesday, followed by a third seminar in Tokyo on Thursday. The seminars follow Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies’ visit to Japan last year, and a memorandum of understanding signed by the DTI and the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group earlier this year. South Africa will also participate in the African Fair 2013, the biggest business event related to Africa in Japan, that will take place during the upcoming TICAD conference. Source: read more