House in Laax / Valerio Olgiati

first_img Switzerland Save this picture!Courtesy of Archive Olgiati+ 13Curated by Julio Effa Share 2016 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects Construction Supervisor:Franz BärtschStructural Engineer:Patrick GartmannProject Manager:Sebastian CarellaCity:LaaxCountry:SwitzerlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Archive OlgiatiRecommended ProductsWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20WindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoText description provided by the architects. The single-family house rises from a 10-20m wide and 90m long lot in Laax, Switzerland. Local building legislation only permitted the construction of volumes aboveground at opposite ends of the property. One end of the area is situated in the “village zone”, while an “agricultural zone” surrounds the other end. Two completely opposite worlds form the context of this house.Save this picture!Courtesy of Archive OlgiatiAt the historical village limit of the parcel is the so called “city house”. A clear and simple facade underlines the public space lying in front of the house with the volume and rooms orientated towards the village. Located here are the children’s bedrooms and the guest rooms. Towards the agricultural zone, at the other end of the plot, rises the so-called “country house”, a lower lying solid volume that opens towards the landscape.Save this picture!Courtesy of Archive OlgiatiThe two ends are connected by an underground hall, where the daily life of the family takes place. Two top lights provide natural lighting to the space. All the main rooms in the house are niches and with their gables they transform into caves. Each space is interconnected with a 90m long corridor that forms the spine of the entire building. Save this picture!Basement PlanSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!Site SectionExterior and interior walls are all in white in-situ concrete. On the outside, attached tilting windows preserve the clarity and legibility of the two exterior volumes and lived-in niches.Save this picture!Courtesy of Archive OlgiatiOuter appearance and inner experience of the house form a contradiction that only mentally can be reconstructed as a unity. The house has an unexpected “grandezza” and homogeneity that is in stark contrast to the compartmentalisation and heterogeneity of the surrounding village.Save this picture!Courtesy of Archive OlgiatiProject gallerySee allShow lessSwan Lake Bridge House and Viewing Tower / TAO – Trace Architecture OfficeSelected Projects200 Della Paolera / Office Tower in Catalinas Norte / MSGSSS + Juan Manuel MasedaSelected Projects Share “COPY” House in Laax / Valerio Olgiati Houses House in Laax / Valerio OlgiatiSave this projectSaveHouse in Laax / Valerio Olgiaticenter_img Architects: Valerio Olgiati Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Area:  582 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Laax, Switzerland ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  “COPY” CopyAbout this officeValerio OlgiatiOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLaaxIcebergOn InstagamSwitzerlandPublished on February 28, 2021Cite: “House in Laax / Valerio Olgiati” 28 Feb 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?瑞士莱克斯之家 / Valerio Olgiati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

Earthquake with preliminary 6.4 magnitude rocks Southern California

first_imgUSGS(LOS ANGELES) — An earthquake with a preliminary 6.4 magnitude rocked Southern California at around 10:30 in the morning on the Fourth of July, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.The quake’s epicenter was near Searles Valley in the Mojave Desert, which is northeast of Los Angeles County.Structure fires were reported in the nearby city of Ridgecrest, according to Kern County fire officials.In San Bernardino County no injuries were reported but buildings and roads suffered damage, according to fire officials.The Los Angeles Police Department said it has not received any reports of damage or calls for service.“This was a strong one, and a good reminder to be prepared,” the LAPD tweeted.A tweet from the Los Angeles International Airport said no runways were damaged and the airport was operating as normal.A tsunami is not expected, according to the National Tsunami Warning Center.This story is developing. Please check back for more updates.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Surfers Paradise home built in the 1960s hits the market for the first time

first_img6 Paradise Place, Surfers Paradise was the second house to be built at Budds Beach.A BUDDS Beach property once earmarked as part of a site for Sea World has hit the market.It was 1962 and the late Phon and Margaret Blondell bought a 506sq m block on the riverfront in Surfers Paradise.The pair paid developer Keith Williams about £3000 for the land. 6 Paradise Place, Surfers Paradise is going to auction on October 28.They built the second house on Budds Beach – a modest two-storey three-bedroom brick home for themselves and their daughters – Jackie Blondell and Gabrielle Pollock.“Apparently (tourism figure and resort developer) Keith Williams was going to put Ski Gardens (now Sea World) there,” Ms Pollock said.“But people there at the time decided they didn’t want fast boats in the area so they put in a speed limit.” The house is largely in original condition..Ms Pollock said putting the house, in mostly original condition, on the market was bittersweet for her family.“We’re finding it really difficult,” Ms Pollock said.“But we thought we want someone to take advantage of the fantastic position.“Whether they keep the house or knock it down, we just want someone to enjoy it as much as we did.” 6 Paradise Place, Surfers Paradise.Instead, the sisters enjoyed an “amazing childhood” by the river.“We were one of the only brick houses there as most people were building houses out of timber and fibro,” Ms Pollock said.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North3 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa23 hours ago“It was a great childhood – we would run straight down the jetty and jump off into the river every afternoon after school.” 6 Paradise Place, Surfers Paradise- the jetty remains there today.The family even has a street named after them in Budds Beach – Blondell Ave.“Surfers Paradise will always be our home,” Ms Pollock, a grandmother-of-one said.“People always look at it with outside eyes but to us it’s home and like anybody else’s home town.”center_img The late Phon Blondell (left) with daughters Gabrielle Pollock and Jackie Blondell on their jetty at their Budds Beach property in the 1960s.Their father Phon could see the potential of the area – he was an earth mover and heavily involved in developing Chevron Island and Isle of Capri.“Dad helped dredge the sand and made a lot of the bridges,” she said.“He was involved in building a lot of what it there now.” The bathroom.Ray White Prestige Gold Coast agent Glen Williams is taking the property at 6 Paradise Place to auction on October 28. It is one of only nine waterfront blocks on Budds Beach. 6 Paradise Place, Surfers Paradise.last_img read more

Green light for Vigdis boosting station project

first_imgNorway’s Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has approved Equinor’s Vigdis boosting station project, which is located in the North Sea. Expected start-up is in the first quarter of 2021.Vigdis subsea installation. (Photo source Equinor Author André Osmundsen)The Equinor-operated Vigdis field is located in the Tampen area of ​​the North Sea. The field has been developed with seven subsea templates and produces oil and gas, which is then sent to the Snorre field for further export. It came on stream in 1997.Back in December 2018, Equinor decided to boost production at its subsea field Vigdis by almost 11 million barrels.The new project involves installing a pump on the seabed that helps increase recovery and accelerate production from the field, according to the ministry’s statement on Tuesday.“Increased recovery can create great values, and Vigdis is a good example of this. Now the field gets a new boost. With the Vigdis Boosting project, the recovery increases further and great values ​​are created for society,” says State Secretary Rikard Gaarder Knutsen.The boosting station will be connected to the pipeline to enhance the capacity between Vigdis and Snorre A, and will help bring the well stream from the subsea field up to the platform. Thanks to the boosting station wellhead pressure can also be reduced, which further increases production from the wells.In addition to the subsea boosting station the project will involve some modifications to Snorre A, which receives oil from the Vigdis field, and Snorre B, supplying the new boosting station with power from a new umbilical.“Vigdis has already produced twice what it thought was possible when the field was put into production. This project increases value creation from the field and gives new assignments to the supplier industry,” said Gaarder Knutsen.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more