La Fontenette Social Housing / frundgallina

first_img Projects Save this picture!Courtesy of frundgallina+ 9 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Social Housing photographs:  Milo KellerPhotographs:  Courtesy of frundgallina, Milo KellerText description provided by the architects. La Fontenette, in Carouge, hosted since the 1950s ten buildings with 120 apartments. Despite obvious signs of decay, this complex still has interesting features, thanks to the many green areas and to the presence of beautiful trees.Save this picture!Courtesy of frundgallinaRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Having analysed the opportunity to rehabilitate the existing buildings, which proved to be inconclusive, and to respond to a shortage of low-rent housing, the owner organized an architectural competition for the construction of 335 new affordable apartments.Save this picture!DetailThe project reinterprets the former construction’s planning principles, which can be described as living in a park. Seven new compact buildings are freely disposed in-between the existing trees, which are preserved. They define quality outdoor spaces, providing residents great visual relationships with both buildings and landscape.Save this picture!© Milo KellerThe project forms a homogeneous whole. Each building acquires singularity by varying the positions and dimensions of the windows. Developed from three concentric structural rings, each floor receives different typologies of apartments, from one to five rooms. The latter are distributed by generous entrance halls characterizing the proposed typologies. On this principle, eight different floor plans are stacked and then redistributed at different levels in each building.Save this picture!Floor PlanIn addition to this housing program, ground floors are dedicated to the neighbourhood, hosting extracurricular premises, two multipurpose rooms and shared laundries.Save this picture!Courtesy of frundgallinaProject gallerySee allShow lessAA Visiting School: AarhusEventDenis Hurley Centre / Ruben Reddy ArchitectsSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Route de Veyrier 46, 1227 Carouge, SwitzerlandLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Year:  Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Switzerland 2015 2015center_img La Fontenette Social Housing / frundgallinaSave this projectSaveLa Fontenette Social Housing / frundgallina ArchDaily CopySocial Housing•Carouge, Switzerland Architects: frundgallina Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” La Fontenette Social Housing / frundgallina “COPY” Photographs CopyAbout this officefrundgallinaOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingCarougeSwitzerlandPublished on July 08, 2015Cite: “La Fontenette Social Housing / frundgallina” 08 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodClick Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownAcousticKvadrat AcousticsAcoustic Panel System in AMOREPACIFIC HeadquartersStonesCosentinoSilestone® Surfaces – Loft SeriesWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaTiles / Mosaic / GresiteLove TilesPorcelain Tiles – NestAluminium CompositesMetawellAluminum Panels for Interior DesignMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Double Lock Standing SeamStoolsWilkhahnOffice Stool – Aline-SBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsUniosHorticultural Luminaire – Kobe FloMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?社区住宅 by frundgallina是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

‘Ugandan’ boxer Simbwa resurfaces, eyes place in Australian team

first_imgRegarn Simbwa being interviewed by media in Australia. PHOTO RS FACEBOOKSince Simbwa and Nasir walked by chance into Abbot’s camp six months ago, the trainer has not lost sight of them, especially of the 6.6ft light-heavyweight who reached the quarter-finals at the Commonwealth Games.Simbwa’s latest target is to represent Australia — while trying to keep his place in the country.Since moving to Wagga Wagga, Simbwa has been impressed in the ring already, and has won his six fight, including against the New South Wales Champion.” Without his Australian citizenship, we can’t represent the state and we can’t represent the country,” Abbott told ABC Riverina .“Obviously they miss people from home but they still keep moving along, going to work every day, coming out here and training hard every day.” Share on: WhatsApp Regarn Simbwa (middle) with fans and his coach Tony Abbott (right). PHOTO RS FACEBOOKSydney, Australia | THE INDEPENDENT | Boxers Regarn Simbwa and Nasir Bashir who absconded from the Ugandan camp and stayed behind during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, have resurfaced and are seeking to become Australian citizens.The boxers are living in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia under a bridging visa while awaiting transfer to a protection visa, which if approved could see them fight for Australia – maybe even at the next Olympics in Tokyo Japan.Six Ugandans absconded during Gold Coast 2018. They were cyclist Vienna Ssekanga, weightlifters Irene Kasubo and Kalidi Batuusa, boxers Simbwa and Bashir and  table tennis player Halima Nambozo.In an interview with ABC Riverina, 22-year-old Simbwa claimed returning home would have put his life in danger, but did not give details.“Those of us who stayed back had different issues back home whether that be politically or otherwise,” Simbwa said.Coach Tony Abbott has taken Ssimbwa under his wings, and the boxer says he is happy with his new home,“Wagga (Wagga) is a great place. It’s given me the opportunity to meet my welcoming coach, Tony, and my teammates. When I’m in the gym I do my best — like it’s my last time in my last fight,” Simbwa said in the interview with ABC Riverina.last_img read more

Inside Conditions…The mystery of history

first_imgThis is not a merger, this is a covert and hostile takeover. Let me be perfectly clear. I am not with anyone, anything, anywhere yesterday, today or tomorrow tampering with the last bastion of history that remains for Black and White Pittsburghers. City schools have been merged and closed in perverted numbers and now there are forces that want to merge the only thing we have left, athletics. If they want to merge for the greater good, why not merge a few of the failing city schools with some of the more successful and fiscally sound suburban institutions. Get the “Black and Yellow” busses rolling, baby!City Schools do not have the facilities or the administrative mechanisms in place to even have a minimum chance at success. In October 2010, Mike White from the Post-Gazette penned an article about the possible merger and quoted Chris Edmonds, girls’ soccer and wrestling coach at Perry as saying “I just think there is too much of a gap between the WPIAL and City League for it to be worthwhile to us.”Edmonds gets it. How about pumping some dough into the schools themselves, well at least the ones that continue to remain open? Coach Ron Wabby who won 166 games in 26 seasons as Brashear’s coach before retiring after the 2006 season was also quoted. “I would hate to see it (the merger) happen, in a way, because it would mean the end of an era.” said Wabby “The City League is still a big thing for kids. There is good and bad about it. But I think the City would have to step up and put some money into the programs if they’re going to compete with the big boys.”Do any of you folks in your right mind think that “Sunny Suburbia” is going to invest in Pittsburgh high school athletics when they know that the city league represents nothing more than “sparring partners”? I called City League Athletic Director Mike Gavlik a while back to get a bit of “insight” from him. He seemed a bit “skittish,” and declined to answer any of my questions and pointed me toward Pittsburgh Board of Education spokesperson Ebony Pugh, who I declined to contact. Hey my time is more valuable than to run around collecting press releases.Chew on this bit of fat for a moment. The University Center of Social and Urban research posted the census 2000 City of Pittsburgh Neighborhood Rankings—November 2002 Ranked by Percentage of Population Age 25 and Over With Less Than a High School Degree. The following areas posted and continue to post appalling high school dropout percentages. Bedford Dwellings 50.2 percent, Glen Hazel 48.8 percent, Terrace Village 40.9 percent , Golden Triangle 39.1 percent, Marshall-Shadeland 38.4 percent, Mount Oliver 35.1 percent Sheraden 18.4 percent, Northview Heights 34.5 percent, Windgap 18.1 percent, Saint Clair 34.0 percent.We have more to worry about than athletics. Our schools are being polluted and diluted by a power group that does not care if our children excel on the gridiron, basketball court, baseball diamond or in the classroom. By the time that you read these words the guardians of our children will no longer have to beware of the Ides of March because that time will have passed, (at least in 2011). However, parents of City League athletes must not relax for a moment and they must continue to remain diligent and wary of those preaching racial and economic parity disguised as athletics because these so-called “purveyors of change” have not come to praise our children, they have come to bury them.It has been proven time and time again that when it comes to economically deprived and socially challenged urban youth, the threat of being dismissed from an athletic activity as a result of unacceptable grades is oftentimes the sole motivator that literally forces this group of student-athletes to excel. If more of our athletes get to go to the next level, get the merger machine, a-crackin’. If the City League is being absorbed just to be eventually dissolved, then tell them for me, the late Kenny Durrett and the late Maurice Lucas, where to go. And the destination that I am referring to has a guy with horns and a tail working the front desk.(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: [email protected] or 412-583-6741.) For the past 5 decades, the consummate definition of a role model for African-American youth has been Black athletes or entertainers that have defied the odds and have made it. During these 50 or so years of so-called “prosperity” the sub-culture of Africa-America has experienced periods of phantom-like growth with no real social change being evident. Past smokescreens of success are now being exposed as “one big hot mess.” For example, I have recently been asked to appear on several radio and television programs to sanction the possible merger of the WPIAL and Pittsburgh City League to create financial stability for the cash strapped city athletic system and in the process promote “racial harmony.”last_img read more

A.V. teenagers will lead Walk Against Hunger

first_img“I think it’s opened their eyes, that for many people, (hunger) is an issue, that you can do something about it,” Baker said. The first 250 participants who pledge $25 or more will receive a pancake breakfast and a T-shirt, and those who raise more than $250 are eligible to win one of two laptop computers. “It’s an opportunity for people to come out, have a good time and raise money so we can feed people,” Baker said. [email protected] (661) 267-7802160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – The notion that today’s youths are self-absorbed and do little to help others is a misconception. That’s according to Grace Resource Center Director Steve Baker, who runs one of the Antelope Valley’s most prominent charities. A cadre of area high school students today will take action in support of Baker’s assertion. For their senior project, 12 Antelope Valley Union High School District students organized the Second Annual Walk Against Hunger, which will be held today at Clear Channel Stadium. Registration booths open a half-hour before the 8 a.m. event, which includes a two-hour walk and an approximately hourlong prize ceremony. The event is open to the public. The student organizers are Vanessa Gonzalez, Yesenia Castillo, Katherine Harris, Arreanna Ramstein, Jennifer Ruiz, Briana Sandoval, Hassan Stephens, Andrew McSorley, Makeda McCauley, Dario Rivers, Allison Pineda and Cynthia Herrera. AVUHSD special- education instructor Steve Scheper helped coordinate the students’ efforts. Baker said involving teens in the event is as much about helping those less fortunate as it is about developing future leaders. last_img read more


first_imgMinister of State Joe McHugh has welcomed the announcement that Donegal is to receive€654,500 under the 2015 Rural Water Programme.This allocation to the local authority is for group water and group sewerage schemes.The 2015 allocation of almost €14 million on group water and sewerage schemes represents an increase of over 15% on the 2014 expenditure of €11.8 million.   “I am very pleased to see that the €250,000 funding for Townawilly in Raphoe, and Tory Island Group Water Schemes will benefit over 180 homes, with a commitment from the Dept that if the local authority is confident further on that it can spend more than the €250,000, it can apply for additional funding in the review of the programme later in the year,” said McHugh today “The allocations are provided by the Department of Environment, Community & Local Government. Funding is primarily aimed at improving water quality in group water schemes, and at upgrading and water conservation works in group water scheme distribution networks.  The programme also provides funding for group sewerage schemes.“The allocations reflect the high concentration of group water schemes and necessary improvement works still required in Donegal. I am pleased to confirm that Minister Alan Kelly also accepted a recommendation from the National Rural Water Services Committee, which advises the Minister on rural water policy and investment, to investigate whether some elements of proposed new group schemes would merit a special contribution to help address funding shortfalls.”McHUGH WELCOMES GROUP WATER SCHEME FUNDING BOOST was last modified: May 12th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:fundingGroup Water SchemeJoe McHughRaphoeTory Islandlast_img read more

Giants’ Pillar goes in-depth on the art of robbing home runs

first_imgCINCINNATI — If Kevin Pillar looked like a natural climbing the center field wall in Cincinnati on Saturday night, it’s because he is one.The Giants outfielder scaled an eight-foot fence to rob Reds rookie Nick Senzel of his first major league home run, impressing his teammates and everyone in attendance at Great American Ball Park with how easily he moved himself into position to make the play.Sports Info Solutions said Pillar’s Saturday robbery was the third of his career, and considering …last_img

Board games

first_imgGone are the days when women worked from home or joined their family’s business. Women have now ventured into manufacturing, technology and other businesses. And Deepa Shah, chairperson of Business Women Committee of the Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry agrees, “During the Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors summit 2011, 60 entrepreneurs expressed interest to set up business at the proposed Women Economic Zone (WEZ). These women mean business. From Shetal Shah, who heads a company that offers Geographic Information Services (GIS) to Meena Kaviya whose business had almost shut down and she had to rework the entire model. From Siddhi Shah who embarked on entrepreneurial journey to earn her pocket money to Sejal Shah who is supporting the local artisans throught her unique venture.Jewel queen She loved to mix and match and has been a creative person throughout. Shweta Pachauri, 30 studied fashion designing, then went on to study gems and jewellery and even taught at an institute. But realised her true calling lies in beads, stone and metals and started her own label, Kalash.Deciding factor: I started with diamond jewellery but then realised that there are a lot of people doing it already. So I ventured into stone jewellery.Metallic hues: I mix and match metals with stones. A combination of brass and stones in a pendant is much liked by my clients.Sports freak: I love to play badminton and have even represented Gujarat University at the state level.Travel bag: Uttarakhand is my all time favourite. I just love the picturesque hills and the thrilling adventure activitiadvertisementMapping Success Whoever said women can’t read maps should eat their words. Shetal Shah not only reads maps but prepares them which are used by different sectors like disaster management and transportation. While working at CEPT University, Ahmedabad, Shah was introduced to statistics and GIS. There she started Geographis (India) Pvt. Ltd for the same group. And in 2006-2007, she embarked on a new journey with Spin Systems. Today, her company is one of the few in India that offers GIS services.Major projects: She has been involved with projects such as preparing master plan for Kolhapur City, Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) of Ahmedabad, GIS based disaster preparedness tool for Gujarat.Biggest challenge: This sector is dominated by men and I am one of the few women in this field. Today hers is one of the few companies that provides professional services in remote sensing, analysing information.Fighting fit: I like classical dances and have learnt Bharatnatyam and Kuchipudi. I spend one-and-a-half hours daily doing yoga.Big dream: I want to take GIS, mapping and remote sensing away from a jargon and technical environment to a level where it is used by the lay man. Also that GIS applications get widely used for urban planning, emergency management and other purposes.Light upSiddhi Shah’s mother once told her in a candid way to earn and then shop as much she wants to. This left her mind churning and she started designing dresses to begin with.Teething problems: I wanted to stand on my feet, without taking any finance from my parents. So the intial years were very tough.Differentiating factor: I customise for my clients so you won’t find a piece being repeated. Also, I have handpicked the artists who work for me.Book worm: I love reading Empires Of The Mind, Rich Dad Poor Dad, Stay Hungry Stay Foolish.Big dream: One day I want to come out with a book with my sketches of designer dresses.Business diaries Difficult circumstances forced Shilpa Panchal, 40 to step out of her comfort zone. “We were living a very comfortable life but then our family was facing financial problems. I decided to do something substantial to contribute my bit.” She started manufacturing plastic parts for energy meters with one machine set up at home. Her firm has grown rapidly and today she has a manufacturing unit at Odhav with eight machines.Guiding light: My father-inlaw, a practising engineer, told me that there was a need for precision plastic parts for various applications.Big challenge: Having invested in the machine and workforce, the first challenge was getting orders.My space: When I am alone I listen to old Hindi songs- Mukesh Kumar and Mohammad Rafi are my favourites.Play time: I have a son and daughter and they are a great source of joy. I love to play basketball, football, board games with my kids and their friends.Magic weave She loved doing it as her hobby but is now pursuing it for a living. Designing and embroidery were her passion which she turned into a small business 15 years ago. Encouraged by the response she got, Sejal Shah, 40 bought her own place, looked for good artisans and in no time was on a roll making ethnic wear and home linen by the name Gunthan.Number game: She has 70 artisans working for her on a contractual basis. In 2008-09, she was making 1,000-1,500 pieces in a year. Since then her business has grown by 250 percent.Recognition time: She won an award for the best women entrepreneur in the manufacturing business from Gujarat Chamber of Commerce in 2008.Support system: It would have been difficult to do it alone. My family has been very encouraging.Break free: I love dancing and I am a trained Bharatnatyam dancer. I love going to Thol Lake, the bird sanctuary near Ahmedabad.advertisementMen’s worldShe always wanted to start something of her own and when she zeroed on one, it was something unusual-manufacturing of men’s shirts. “My husband has been in the yarn business so I thought he could give me tips on the selection of quality fabrics as I didn’t want to compromise on quality,” says Meena Kaviya, 39.Initial hiccups: When one talks of women entrepreneurs in the garment sector, people only think of someone who is into womenwear or runs a boutique. So people did not take me seriously.Turning point: In 2006-2007, my main client closed down its shirts department and I had no work, which forced me to rework the business model. “I then started buying the yarn and got it woven myself to ensure quality, consistency and cost effectiveness.”Number game: Today her unit has about 100 machines with a monthly manufacturing capacity of 25,000 shirts.Great escape: Playing with my two kids, listening to songs, reading autobiographical and historic works and travelling.last_img read more

PVP Films’ bid for Deccan Chargers ownership rejected

first_imgPutting a question mark over the future of Deccan Chargers in the IPL league, the debt-ridden club failed to find any takers in Thursday’s auction in Chennai, forcing the BCCI to step in. The sole bidder, interestingly from Hyderabad, was rejected by the current owners, Deccan Chronicle Holdings Limited (DCHL), as there was no convergence either on price or on the terms of payment. Already neck-deep in debt with banks and other lenders having formed a consortium to recover dues to the tune of Rs 4000 crores, this auction was expected to provide a lifeline to the company, the publishers of the daily Deccan Chronicle. But, it was not to be with the sole bid being turned down. While maintaining that DCHL was still the franchisee of the team, BCCI President N. Srinivasan left the question about its future wide open. “They are still in charge, franchise is on,” was all that he would say. “One bidder was eligible from the BCCI’s point of view. But, after opening the price bid, Deccan Chronicles decided that the price, as well as, the terms of payment were not acceptable. So, they rejected the bid,” said Srinivasan, emerging out of the auction. The lone bidder, film production firm PVP Ventures of Potluri Vara Prasad, reportedly quoted Rs 900 crore for the IPL team. The company was the producer of the recent block-buster, ‘Nann E’, a bi-lingual movie depicting the exploits of a hero turned into a house-fly. The production house also has a major upcoming release in ‘Viswaroopam’, the new Kamal Hassan starrer. “The tender was issued by them. We are not involved but only assisted them in examining the eligibility and suitability criteria. After that, it was up to them, between Deccan Chargers and the bidder,” the BCCI chief added. Without committing himself on the future course of action, Srinivasan, owner of the Chennai Super Kings, merely said the Board had issued a notice to Deccan Chargers to ‘cure certain defects’. “But, that’s between the BCCI and the franchisee,” he remarked. Team Hyderabad has not been able to pay players’ or coach fees for the last edition of the IPL tournament. Though there were reports of media mogul Kalanidhi Maran of Sun TV evincing an interest in buying the team, Sun TV network has denied them. Later some prospective bidders, including the RPG group, too backed out. After the failed auction BCCI came out with a statement making it clear that the Board had no role in rejection of the bid. According to the release by BCCI Honorary Secretary Sanjay Jagdale, DCHL has rejected the bid on its discretion. Now, the issue is back on the agenda of the BCCI and cricket body will have to take the final call on the Deccan Chargers at its working committee meeting on September 15.advertisementlast_img read more

5 RS members elected to office of profit panel

first_imgNew Delhi: Five Rajya Sabha members were elected unopposed to the parliamentary joint committee on office of profit, sources said on Thursday. According to the sources, the MPs elected unopposed to the joint committee are Mahesh Poddar (BJP), K Keshava Rao (TRS), Vijayasai Reddy (YSRCP), Dola Sen (TMC) and Sasmit Patra (BJD). The committee has 15 members — 10 from Lok Sabha and five from Rajya Sabha. It is learnt that the members from Lok Sabha have been elected as well. The chairman of the committee is still to be nominated. Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu nominated BJP MP Rakesh Sinha as a member of the Press Council of India. The sources said Sonal Mansingh (Nominated) has been elected unopposed to the Central Advisory Committee for the National Cadet Corps, while Congress MP M V Rajeev Gowda made it to National Institute of Mental Health and Nero-Sciences, Bengaluru without contest.last_img read more

NBA AllStar Paul George Teams Up With American Stroke Association

first_imgNBA All-Star Paul George was only 6-years-old when his mother Paulette suffered a stroke that left her practically bedridden for two years.Paul George with his mother, PauletteToday, Paulette remains partially paralyzed on the left side of her body.“I remember every moment of it,” said the Indiana Pacers swingman. “I was always there at hospital visits, right by her bed. When she got a hospital bed in our home, I would lay in my bed next to her. I want to make sure that everyone knows the warning signs for a stroke so they can quickly take action and give their loved ones the best chance for recovery.”The pair has teamed up with the American Stroke Association and the Ad Council on a series of multimedia PSAs that teach the acronym F.A.S.T. for stroke: If you see (F)ace drooping, (A)rm weakness or (S)peech difficulty, it’s (T)ime to call 9-1-1.Created pro bono by The Baiocco and Maldari Connection, the new PSAs blend images of a 6-year-old George with the present-day athlete.“The spot sets up a Paul George basketball story, then you’re blindsided with the stroke of his mother,” said Rob Baiocco, CCO of the New York-based agency. “A stroke often comes out of nowhere and that’s why knowing the warning signs is so important.”An American suffers a stroke every 40 seconds, but only 8 percent of the population knows what F.A.S.T. means, according to a recent Ad Council study.“Treatment options are limited when people don’t recognize a stroke and get to the appropriate hospital in time,” said Mary Ann Bauman, M.D., American Stroke Association Advisory Committee chair. “Paul and Paulette’s involvement in our campaign will help people to recognize the signs of a stroke so they can be quickly assessed and have a greater chance at recovery.”The Ad Council’s new TV, radio, digital, and print PSAs will be distributed nationwide and run in space and time entirely donated by the media.“Learning the F.A.S.T. acronym is easy to do and may save a life,” said Lisa Sherman, Ad Council president and CEO. “We’re thrilled to work with American Stroke Association and Paul George to teach people the signs of a stroke so more families like Paul’s can have memories together.”last_img read more