Guazuma House / Alberto Zavala Arquitectos

first_img Guazuma House / Alberto Zavala Arquitectos Photographs:  David Cervera Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Lutron, Vitro®, Hebel, SONOS, Scavolini, PPG IdeaScapes, Paneles solares Solartec, Roca US Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/791080/guazuma-house-alberto-zavala-arquitectos Clipboard Furniture:Proyecto + 7Lighting:LumínicaCollaborators:Lenin Molina, Karla Ramírez, Vidaura Cardos, Georgina Doria, Jimena Castillo, Edair Puerto, Iván UribeCity:VillahermosaCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© David CerveraText description provided by the architects. The site conditions, climate, topography and existing vegetation, acted as fundamental aspects for the design of this eco-friendly project.Save this picture!© David CerveraThe site is located in a tropical area of lush vegetation on the outskirts of the city with a downward slope from the upper street level to the rear garden bordering a golf course.On the plot there is a single tree (Guazuma ulmifolia) native to tropical America, with large dimensions and characteristics of great presence.Save this picture!© David CerveraThe basic volume composing the design consists of a series of staggered prisms following the natural topography of the land and also placing the tree as a focal point or heart of the project.The tropical architecture is manifested by interacting with prism interiors, with semi outdoor and open spaces like terraces, pergolas, gardens, fountains, pool, and cantilevered stairs.Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!SectionThe rooms of the house are articulated and discovered on a journey that at times eliminates the feeling of boundary between inside and outside.Save this picture!© David CerveraThe use of natural elements and site are exploited to the maximum by opening great transparent views to the green horizon and closing the areas that are most exposed to the sun such as the south and west; also the concrete eaves and pergola areas are a resource used to protect from direct solar incidence and create interesting light and shade environments.Save this picture!PlanBioclimatic strategies were implemented in all areas such as cross ventilation, employing mixed systems of aluminum window blinds and double glass sliding doors (Duovent system) with treatments to reduce solar radiation.Save this picture!© David CerveraOn the rooftop, solar panels were placed for the generation of renewable and clean energy. As for the construction system used throughout the house it was based on cellular concrete blocks on all the walls and precast slabs, thereby achieving high levels of thermal and acoustic insulation with subsequent energy savings over time. The lighting in the home is 90% LEDs, with integrated energy saving and home automation system sensors.Save this picture!© David CerveraThe material palette is designed to integrate into the surrounding green environment in a natural and warm way, along with the inclusion of tropical timber, exterior travertine floors, endemic landscape design, employment of vegetation in some exterior stone walls from stone found in the river of the region, and the inclusion of internal fountains to cool the atmosphere and provide peace and serenity.Save this picture!© David CerveraProject gallerySee allShow lessZaha Hadid Architects to Design Hotel and Residential Tower in QatarUnbuilt ProjectHow WeWork Experiments On Itself to Advance the Field of Office DesignArticles Share Guazuma House / Alberto Zavala ArquitectosSave this projectSaveGuazuma House / Alberto Zavala Arquitectos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/791080/guazuma-house-alberto-zavala-arquitectos Clipboard CopyAbout this officeAlberto Zavala ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesVillahermosaMexicoPublished on July 12, 2016Cite: “Guazuma House / Alberto Zavala Arquitectos” [Casa Guazuma / Alberto Zavala Arquitectos] 12 Jul 2016. 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Bassa Youth Congratulate Ambassador Weah

first_imgThe Gianda Youth Development Association (GIYODA) in Kpogbahn Statutory District No.4, Grand Bassa County has congratulated Ambassador George Manneh Weah for clinching  what they called ‘a volcanic victory’ over his contenders as senator-elect for Montserrado County with over 99,000 votes during the just ended Special Senatorial Elections in Monrovia.The president of GIYODA, William ‘Olu’ Diggs made the statement over the weekend, on behalf of his association in an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer in the district.According to Mr. Diggs, his association applauds Amb. Weah’s victory because of his leadership ability, knowing that the soccer icon will help to adequately steer the affairs of the country toward a better future.He prayed that God will bless Mr. Weah to succeed and achieve his vision, dream and aspiration for the presidency in the 2017 general and presidential elections.Mr. Weah deserves to be congratulated because according to Diggs, he is a sound leader who can ably represent and deliver the political goods that will transform the living standard of the people of Montserrado County.He pointed out that his association pledges its fullest support to vote Mr. Weah to victory because of his national and international experience.Diggs is requesting Mr. Weah to visit their district at his convenience because the people of the district are eager to hold discussions with him about burning issues mainly to pre-petition Amb. Weah for the presidency come 2017 general and presidential elections.‘’We are aware that you contested for the presidency twice and did not succeed, but with our strong prayer and massive support you will surely become a victor in 2017’’, the GIYODA president assured Mr. Weah.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Athletes inspired after meeting Prince Harry on eve of Invictus Games

first_imgTORONTO – Wounded soldiers from several countries shook hands, conversed and shared a laugh with Prince Harry on Friday as the royal readied to launch the Invictus Games in Toronto this weekend.The Games, a multi-sport event for injured and sick soldiers, including current and veteran members of the forces, run until Sept. 30 and are being hosted in Canada for the first time.Harry founded the Games in 2014 as a way to inspire and motivate wounded soldiers on their paths to recovery. For participants training at a Toronto arena on the eve of the event, the royal’s approach appears to be working.“We’re using the Games to get out of dark holes and back into life — and without Harry, we wouldn’t be here having fun and enjoying the camaraderie, which is what you miss from the army days,” said Charlie Walker, a coach of the United Kingdom’s sitting volleyball team.Walker, who was with the British army’s bomb disposal unit, lost both his feet after contracting meningitis. He got a chance to have a solo chat with Harry for five minutes on Friday.They spoke about the team, the sport, the Games, and how Walker was doing, he said.Nearby, Canadian athlete Gaetan Lortie made eye contact with the prince as he walked through the sports centre. The two nodded at each other briefly, he said.Lortie, a veteran of the Canadian Forces and a retired civil servant with the Department of National Defence, came to the court early to catch a glimpse of the royal.“These games got me going again, got me active,” said Lortie, who is also competing in swimming.He has had major surgeries on both knees, has trouble with his hearing and struggles emotionally at times.“I think the Games give us the opportunity to push ourselves, to prove to ourselves we are still capable, still able people,” Lortie said.As Harry moved between groups of athletes training for various sports, he stopped at one point by a pool, beside Poppy Pawsey, a swimmer from the United Kingdom. The royal leaned over to watch her leap off the blocks into the pool and applauded after her dive.A beaming Pawsey said she’d never been coached by a prince before.“That was pretty good, wasn’t it,” she told reporters after climbing out of the pool. “I just said to him, would you do me the honour of starting my dive? And he went, ‘yeah, sure, how do I do it?’”Earlier Friday, Harry attended a symposium on veterans’ issues, where dozens of onlookers gathered outside to catch a glimpse of royalty.The prince, however, appeared determined to keep the focus on the Games and didn’t stop to interact with fans who cheered and called out to him.Adele Eccleston, who is originally from England, was among those who waited to see the royal.“I just popped over from across the street just to see Prince Harry and show support for his support of the Invictus Games,” she said. “I think it’s wonderful that he’s taking a stand and supporting the efforts.”Some in the crowd, however, said they had hoped to see a bit more of the prince.“I wished he would have waved,” said Amanda Shovlin, who took a break from work to join those gathered outside the building.“It was very quick, but I am sure he is very busy,” added her friend Melissa Barkley.On Saturday, Harry will visit Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health before meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Later in the evening he will attend the Games’ opening ceremony at the Air Canada Centre, which will feature performances by Sarah McLachlan, Alessia Cara and the Tenors.Toronto Mayor John Tory said the Games allow people to come together and celebrate the bravery of veterans from a number of countries.“These athletes are heroes. And I hope they will inspire this city and this country,” he said at a flag-raising ceremony for the Games held outside Toronto City Hall on Friday. “They all collectively had the courage to serve, the courage to come back from injury and disability, and now they will show us the courage and skill of competitors in sports.”At least 550 athletes from 17 countries are slated to compete in 12 sports, including track and field, swimming and golf.The first Invictus Games were held in London, England, in 2014.— with files from Marie-Espérance Cerdalast_img read more

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