Maison + Agence / Hérard & da Costa

first_img Greenhouse France “COPY” Architects: Hérard & da Costa Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Philippe Ruault+ 26 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  317 m² Area:  317 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard photographs:  Philippe Ruault , Julien Sage-ThomasPhotographs:  Philippe Ruault , Julien Sage-Thomas, Courtesy of Hérard & da CostaSave this picture!© Julien Sage-ThomasRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformText description provided by the architects. The site faces the river Seine on an old pathway of kitchen gardens composed of narrow plots between the village’s heart and the vineyard slopes of champagne.There is an orchard at the back of the plot that we wanted to preserve at all costs.Save this picture!© Philippe RuaultConstrained by a terrain of 15 meters width, the building grows in length stopping before the orchard while following the movement of the vine rows perpendicular to the hill.Save this picture!Floor PlanWe built a steel frame structure. Five spans of 6 meters by 7.5 meters covered alternately with transparent polycarbonate and aluminium sheets.Save this picture!© Philippe RuaultProject gallerySee allShow lessDAf Offices / Albert TidySelected ProjectsFriedrich Bayer Bridge / LoebCapote Arquitetura e UrbanismoSelected Projects Share 2009 Year:  Projects CopyGreenhouse, Houses, Office Buildings•Neuville-sur-Seine, France Maison + Agence / Hérard & da CostaSave this projectSaveMaison + Agence / Hérard & da Costa “COPY” 2009 Photographs ArchDaily Maison + Agence / Hérard & da Costa Year:  CopyAbout this officeHérard & da CostaOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelPlastic#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsIndustrial ArchitectureGreenhouseResidential ArchitectureHousesOfficesOffice buildingsNeuville-sur-SeineOfficesIndustrial ArchitectureHousesOffice BuildingsFrancePublished on September 09, 2014Cite: “Maison + Agence / Hérard & da Costa” 09 Sep 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeArmchairsAndreu WorldGrand Raglan – Lounge ChairSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesPlantingSikaGreen RoofsStonesCosentinoSilestone Surfaces – Ethereal CollectionMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 8″Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesFranken-SchotterFacade Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWoodGustafsWood Cladding in St. Erik Eye HospitalLightsKKDCLighting – Groove FLEXMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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

A calculated risk

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Reds fan Odegaard pondering future

first_imgNorwegian prodigy Martin Odegaard admits Liverpool are his dream club but that will not influence any decision on his future. Press Association The teenager was known to be one of the brightest properties in Europe even before he made his debut for the national senior side last month aged just 15, becoming the youngest player to feature in a European Championship qualifier. He has already trained with the youth teams of Bundesliga sides Bayern Munich and Stuttgart – and also met Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp – has visited Real Madrid and is set to see Liverpool’s facilities for himself next month. center_img And while the Stromsgodset midfielder has followed his father in becoming a Reds fan, he is confident that will not affect his thinking when he makes his next career choice, most likely in the summer. “Liverpool have always been my dream club,” Odegaard told German newspaper Sport Bild. “But I will not let this affect my decision when I choose a new club. “It’s all about finding the team that is best for me and for my development. That is not necessarily Liverpool. “I haven’t really thought about my future yet. I will end the season here and then visit a number of clubs. I have not made a final decision yet, though. “Of course, it’s flattering when you hear that big clubs are after you, but I don’t think about it too often.” Last week Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, speaking after their 1-0 defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League, was reluctant to talk about Odegaard but did praise his qualities. “I know he’s a big talent, at that age to be playing senior football at 15 and in a competitive league,” said the Northern Irishman. “He’s got wonderful ability and wonderful talent, but there’s nothing much more to say on him.” last_img read more

Munro, Shadab combine to keep Warriors winless

first_imgTKR then had the worst possible start to their run chase when New Zealand star Brendon McCullum perished to a catch at point by Gajanand Singh off seamer Sohail Tanvir.But Munro stepped up, punching five fours and five sixes off 47 balls, as he anchored two half-century stands to see TKR to victory.He put on 79 for the second wicket with Narine whose 22-ball knock included a four and a six before adding a further 56 in an unbroken fourth wicket partnership with Ramdin who struck three fours and three sixes in a fluent 23-ball innings. PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, (CMC) – New Zealander Colin Munro blasted his second half-century in four outings as Tribago Knight Riders kept Guyana Amazon Warriors winless with a seven-wicket victory in their Caribbean Premier League contest here Friday night.Set 157 for victory at Queen’s Park Oval, TKR coasted to their target off 19 overs with Man-of-the-Match Munro slapping an unbeaten 70 and former West Indies wicketkeeper/batsman Denesh Ramdin getting an unbeaten 42.Sunil Narine, better known for his mesmerising off-spin, once again entertained with 23 in the opening slot.Earlier, Amazon Warriors tallied 156 for seven of their 20 overs after being sent in, with opener Chadwick Walton top-scoring with 36 and his partner and captain, New Zealander Martin Guptill scoring 24.Once again, Pakistan leg-spinner Shadab Khan wreaked havoc with four for 28 while Narine chipped in with two for 16.The victory took TKR top of the standings on six points while ensuring Amazon Warriors lost their third straight to stay fifth in the six-team standings without a point.Amazon Warriors, looking to break their losing streak, were handed a fairly solid start by Walton and Guptill who put on 40 off 19 balls.Walton faced 23 balls and clobbered a four and four sixes while Guptill struck a pair of fours and sixes in a 14-ball cameo.Once Guptill holed out to Khary Pierre at long-on off Shadab, however, Amazon Warriors lost wickets steadily to decline to 97 for five in the 13th over before Roshon Primus (23) and Sohail Tanvir (11) added 34 for the sixth to rally the innings.last_img read more

It’s time for Jimmy Garoppolo to find his mojo — before it’s too late

first_imgOn one hand, he’s a 26-year-old quarterback with only nine NFL starts to his name. He’s unquestionably talented, but he’s learning how to be successful at the highest level.On the other hand, Garoppolo has the third-largest contract in the NFL and was anointed the 49ers’ franchise savior after his transcendent play led the team to a 5-0 end to the 2017 … YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES?Pick against our pros all season long and win!***SANTA CLARA — Jimmy Garoppolo is in a unique spot.last_img read more

Scientists Are Studying Your Garden for Ideas

first_img51; Your garden plants are visited by a butterfly and various insects as you sip tea in a lawn chair.  Did you have any idea that inventors are watching the same things with an eye to making money?  Or that military officers are getting ideas from the garden to use against the enemy?  Biomimetics – the imitation of nature’s designs – is on a roll, because some of the best design ideas are right in your yard.It’s a bird; it’s a plan:  Watch the video clip of Matt Keennon’s ornithopter at PhysOrg.  It’s a robotic mimic of a real hummingbird – size, shape, wings and all.  Like the real thing, it can hover and move in all directions.  The military wants to use such devices as “spybots” to enter buildings with tiny cameras.    The hummingbird makes it look easy: “Manager of the project, Matt Keennon, said it had been a challenge to design and build the spybot because it ‘pushes the limitations of aerodynamics.’”Moving plants:  Schoolkids are often delighted with touching the leaves of the sensitive plant, Mimosa, and watching how they instantly fold up.  PhysOrg reported that University of Michigan researchers are sensitive, too: they are leading studies of moving plants that are “inspiring a new class of adaptive structures designed to twist, bend, stiffen and even heal themselves.”    Where could these efforts lead?  “When this technology matures, [Kon-Well] Wang said it could enable robots that change shape like elephant trunks or snakes to maneuver under a bridge or through a tunnel, but then turn rigid to grab a hold of something,” the article ended.  “It also could lead to morphing wings that would allow airplanes to behave more like birds, changing their wing shape and stiffness in response to their environment or the task at hand.”Solar plants:  What uses sunlight better than a leaf?  Penn State researchers are trying to copy photosynthesis, reported PhysOrg, in order to make efficient fuels.  “Inexpensive hydrogen for automotive or jet fuel may be possible by mimicking photosynthesis,” the article said, “…but a number of problems need to be solved first.”  Thomas Mallouk at the university has only achieved 2-3% hydrogen so far.  He needs to aim for 100%.  His team is trying to figure out how to handle the “wrecking ball” of oxygen produced by his experimental solar cells, and how to channel electrons so they stop recombining.  Plants make it look so easy.Hear thee:  Chang Liu at Northwestern is fascinated by the hair cells of the inner ear.  Like many researchers with the biomimetics bug, he “is using insights from nature as inspiration for both touch and flow sensors – areas that currently lack good sensors for recording and communicating the senses.”  He’s not all ears; “Hair cells provide a variety of sensing abilities for different animals: they help humans hear, they help insects detect vibration, and they form the lateral line system that allows fish to sense the flow of water around them.”    This multi-application potential of nature’s design particularly impressed him: “The hair cell is interesting because biology uses this same fundamental structure to serve a variety of purposes,” Liu said.  “This differs from how engineers typically design sensors, which are often used for a specific task.”  Synthetic hair cells might be useful for anything from robots to heart catheters. Fly me a computer:  Last week’s Science (Feb 11) had an article by Jeffrey Kephart about “Learning from Nature” to build better computer networks.1  What, in nature, did he have in mind?  Fruit flies.  “Studying the development of a fruit fly’s sensory bristles provided insight into developing a more practical algorithm for organizing networked computers,” the caption said on a photo of the little bug’s bristly head.    Kephart explained that biomimetics has a long history.  “The tradition of biologically inspired computing extends back more than half a century to the original musings of Alan Turing about artificial intelligence and John von Neumann’s early work on self-replicating cellular automata in the 1940s,” he noted.  “Since then, computer scientists have frequently turned to biological processes for inspiration.  Indeed, the names of major subfields of computer science—such as artificial neural networks, genetic algorithms, and evolutionary computation—attest to the influence of biological analogies.” (Note: evolutionary computation is a form of intelligent design, in which a scientist or computer selects outcomes from randomly varying inputs according to purpose-driven goals.)Crawl me a network:  Speaking of IT, ants are inspiring new ideas for computer networks.  According to PhysOrg, “Ants are able to connect multiple sites in the shortest possible way, and in doing so, create efficient transport networks,” scientists at the University of Sydney are finding.  Even without leaders, they solve this complex problem by making many trails and pruning them back to the best ones.    Ants are not the only inspiration for the next generation of networks: “The findings sheds light on how other ‘simple’ natural systems without leaders or even brains – such as fungi, slime molds and mammalian vascular systems – are able to form efficient networks, and can help humans design artificial networks in situations lacking central control,” Dr. Tanya Latty said.Firefly probe:  Science Daily told how scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Labs have made a probe of hydrogen peroxide levels in mice based on the chemical that makes fireflies glow: luciferin.  Their device seems reminiscent of Doc Bone’s hovering probe that could detect problems non-invasively: the new probe “enables researchers to monitor hydrogen peroxide levels in mice and thereby track the progression of infectious diseases or cancerous tumors without harming the animals or even having to shave their fur.”    How did Christopher Chang come up with this neat idea?  “The fact that in nature fireflies use the luciferin enzyme to communicate by light inspired us to adapt this same strategy for pre-clinical diagnostics,” he said.  Their PCL-1 probe has already passed a milestone and has found that hydrogen peroxide, “nature’s disinfectant,” is continuously made even in a healthy body.  Now they are working to improve the sensitivity of the probe.Roach model:  Hopefully your garden experience was not interrupted by seeing a cockroach in the kitchen when getting your tea out of the refrigerator.  Even so, Israeli scientists at Tel Aviv University are finding things to admire in the beasts: PhysOrg said, “Ask anyone who has ever tried to squash a skittering cockroach – they’re masters of quick and precise movement.”  That’s why “Tel Aviv University is using their maddening locomotive skills to improve robotic technology too.”  While we’s getting grossed out with bugs, the article added, “Cockroaches are not the only insects that have captured the scientific imagination.  Projects that highlight both the flight of the locust and the crawling of the soft-bodied caterpillar are also underway.”  Good.  Get them out of the house and yard and give them to the scientists.Chang Liu had one of the best recent summations of why biomimetics is such a hot trend: “Using a bio-inspired approach is really important,” he said.  “Nature has a lot of wonderful examples that can challenge us.  No matter how good some of our technology is, we still can’t do some of the basic things that nature can.  Nature holds the secret for the next technology breakthrough and disruptive innovation.  We are on a mission to find it.”1.  Jeffrey O. Kephart, “Computer science: Learning from Nature,” Science, 11 February 2011: Vol. 331 no. 6018 pp. 682-683, DOI: 10.1126/science.1201003.As stated before, biomimetics provides a breakthrough that can bring scientists together.  Evolutionists do not have to worry about how these things evolved, nor waste time and energy making up stories or building their shrines to the Bearded Buddha.  Creationists do not have to mention God and risk alienating their colleagues who don’t want to hear the design argument for God’s existence.  Everyone can agree that the designs in nature, however they arose, are fascinating, important, and worth imitating.  The public will benefit from the inventions that result.    Follow the biomimetic research lead, and pretty soon Eugenie Scott will be out of a job, because all scientists will be marching together away from Darwinland and into the promised land of nature-inspired technology, talking design without any need for help from those who already knew intelligent design is the inference to the best explanation.  The ranks of the Darwinists will shrink by attrition.  Why?  Nobody will be looking to them for answers (re: stories), when practical science based on design is winning the hearts and minds of everyone.  Books and lectures on garden-variety intelligent design will, by then, seem perfectly natural.(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

SA to build more science centres

first_img“We also value the role that science centres play in teacher empowerment and in training mathematics, science and technology teachers on the best ways to bring their subjects to life in the classroom. South Africa plans to increase the number of science centres in the country in order to help young people realise their full potential, Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor told the 6th Science Centre World Congress in Cape Town this week. “We are convinced that science centres are one of the most effective means available to help our youth reach their full potential in an informal learning environment,” she told delegates at the start of the 6th Science Centre World Congress at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Key areas of public investment Source: BuaNews The well-attended conference is being held under the theme “Science Across Cultures”. Set to run for the next four days, the summit will have many exhibitions and is bound to be propelled by robust debate and discussions. The Department of Science and Technology had created the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA) to implement the policies of the department, and to carry out science awareness programmes of their own. She said the centres would be capable of developing “effective” outreach programmes, aimed at peri-urban and rural areas where they could offer “valuable services”. At the moment, South Africa has 26 science centres in eight provinces. Pandor said that there were five key areas of public investment in sciences in South Africa, including investments in space science and technology, biotechnology, building indigenous knowledge, and technology associated with climate change. 6 September 2011 “There is no doubt that a network of science centres would unleash the potential of millions of young African people, and promote science awareness on a continent that is rapidly embracing the digital age. She highlighted that South Africa was ready to share with other African governments and non-profit organisations “the experience that we have gained in putting together and implementing policies that promote science centre development in our region.” “Science centres can also play a major role in encouraging the youth to follow careers in science and technology, and to know which career path would suit them best,” she said.last_img read more

Cameron visits Team SA’s Ekhaya centre

first_img31 July 2012The golden boy of South African swimming, 100 metres breaststroke Olympic champion Cameron van der Burgh, paid a visit to the Ekhaya Hospitality Centre at London’s Southbank Centre on Monday afternoon to show off his gold medal.Van der Burgh, accompanied by Team SA’s Chef de Mission, Patience Shikwambana, was welcomed by Sport Minister Fikile Mbalula, Deputy Health Minister Gwen Ramokgopa and High Commissioner Zola Skweyiya.The Queen Elizabeth Hall was full of ululations and blazing sounds of vuvuzelas from South Africans living in abroad and those who are there for Olympics.‘It’s a great feeling’Addressing his fellow countrymen and women, Van der Burgh said: “It’s a great feeling winning the medal for my country. When I grew up, I used to paste posters of swimmers like Penny Heyns on my wall, and always believed one day I will be like them. Today I am living that dream.”He added that he encouraged the new generation to do more and better than him.Mbalula told Cameron that South Africa was proud of him.“You made every South African proud,” Mbalula said. “You profiled the country among the nations of the world and motivated your fellow athletes to do us proud by also representing on the podium.”Among those who came to congratulate Van der Burgh were SA Football Association president Kirsten Nematendani, musicians Thandiswa Mazwai and DJ Mahoota, Supersport’s Happy Ntshingila, businessman Sello Rasethaba, comedian Joey Rasdien, Team SA ambassadors Lucas Radebe and Cynthia Tshaka, and hundreds of South Africans.South African ‘home away from home’Located at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London’s South Bank Centre, the Ekhaya Hospitality Centre serves as a home away from home for South African athletes, fans and friends for the duration of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.The centre will be operational from 8am daily, with facilities including wi-fi and internet connectivity, meeting rooms, a media and business centre, a business lounge, function facilities, full coverage of all sports events, and a South Africa bar.Among other activities, the Ekhaya programme features a daily cultural exhibition; Olympic and Paralympic events broadcast on big screens; meetings for London-based local businesses to network; and celebratory events for Team SA.The centre is being run by a host of national government departments – Sport and Recreation, Arts and Culture, Trade and Industry, International Relations and Co-operation, and Tourism – in partnership with South African Tourism and Brand South Africa.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Pass “Go” in Monopoly Cape Town; go to Robben Island

first_img16 November 2015As part of its 80th anniversary celebrations, Monopoly launched its Cape Town version of the popular board game at the V&A Waterfront in the Mother City on Friday, 13 November.Monopoly Cape Town is the first in an expected long line of regional South African boards. Notable attractions made it into the game, including the Taj Hotel in Cape Town, Boulders, Muizenberg and Camps Bay beaches, Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, and Robben Island, among others.In May, fans were able to vote for locations to be featured. Winning Moves, licence holders for Monopoly regional editions from Hasbro, translated the Mother City into its 2D board game. Monopoly Cape Town features well-known attractions. (Image: Supplied)“We have been looking forward to bringing a Monopoly Cape Town edition to South Africa for a long time, and we knew that there was a big board-gaming community and many loyal Monopoly fans, but we have been overwhelmed by the passionate and enthusiastic responses we’ve received,” said Dan Taylor of Winning Moves. Players can reach Robben Island while playing Monopoly Cape Town. (Image: Supplied)“We’re extremely excited to see how it’s received and have high hopes that Cape Town will be the first of many South African Monopoly games to be launched in the next three years,” Taylor said.Monopoly made its debut in 1935 – and since then has been played by more than 500 million people. Today it is played in 111 countries and is available in 43 different reporterlast_img read more

LIVE Draft Horse Shows – Tuesday, July 31st

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