June 17

Portola Valley House / SB Architects

first_imgArchDaily Save this picture!© Aaron Leitz+ 16Curated by Paula Pintos Share CopyHouses•Portola Valley, United States Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Lutron, Fleetwood, Isokern, Montigo, Mr Steam, Overhead Door, Resysta, Royalite, Adobe, Architectural Metal Inc, CFM INC, SBI, Samsung, Trimble Ryan Associates Photographs Year:  Portola Valley House / SB ArchitectsSave this projectSavePortola Valley House / SB Architects “COPY” Structural Engineer: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/939592/portola-valley-house-sb-architects Clipboard ZFA Structural Engineers Architects: SB Architects Area Area of this architecture project Landscape: Photographs:  Aaron Leitz Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Hiram Banks Area:  7800 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Lead Architects: Bruce Wright, Senior Vice President 2019 United States Builder: Thuilot Associates Houses Lighting Design: Portola Valley House / SB Architects “COPY” Interior Design:Lorissa KimmCity:Portola ValleyCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Aaron LeitzRecommended ProductsAwningsBANDALUXAwnings and VerandasEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesText description provided by the architects. Portola Valley House deals in contrasts: it’s a home for two with the flexibility to become a house for many. The design brief was to create an intimate space and a single-story home to age in place, with enough space for the couple’s children and grandchildren to visit, and to be able to entertain large groups.Save this picture!© Aaron LeitzSave this picture!Site PlanSave this picture!© Aaron LeitzCreated with luxury hospitality in mind, the 10,000-square-foot home, Portola Valley House, in Portola Valley, California, is designed to capitalize on views of the rolling hills overlooking the valley in several directions, creating an idyllic escape. The clients are wellness-focused in their daily rituals, so, the design for their home maximizes that, with relaxing spaces specifically created for meditation. As you enter the property, you cross a small bridge, over an entry water feature. This tranquil courtyard arrival signifies a peaceful transition into the space and creates a sense of discovery. Save this picture!© Aaron LeitzIn collaboration with landscape architect Thuilot Associates and builder Ryan Associates, SB Architects created a mini compound of separate buildings, connected by lush landscaping, that reacted to the client’s needs, whilst also creating spaces that capitalized on different times of the day. The master suite is its own small structure, connected by a glass bridge to the center of the home: its living, dining, and kitchen. There’s a separate two-story structure with a small office, a guest apartment upstairs, and a garage with an art studio located on top. The home is designed to encourage outdoor circulation. The living room, kitchen, and dining area are all set to capture the dramatic 270-degree views the location offers. To emphasize the barrier-breaking between indoor and outdoor spaces, the glass walls, that look out on public areas, essentially disappear to combine with an expansive outdoor deck and pool area.Save this picture!© Aaron LeitzSB Architects planned and designed for the transient separation between the clients and their visitors. Designed as a transformational space, the clients can condense and shut-off certain areas of the house to live on a smaller platform when it’s just the two of them at home alone; and when they have guests, the glass walls in the living and dining area fold away and open to the pool and terrace, making the home ideal for entertaining. Save this picture!© Aaron LeitzSave this picture!© Aaron LeitzIt was important that there was a minimal amount of casing used throughout the detailing, the attention to detail is apparent in the execution and alignment of the floors, walls, ceiling, and millwork. A simple material palette of wood, stone, and raw steel carries throughout the house, with cedar ceilings adding warmth and texture to both interior settings and the cantilevered outdoor areas. Walls and trim are clad in Brazilian ipe hardwood, and naturally stained millwork continues throughout the house. Interior designer, Lorissa Kimm, worked with the clients to select and commission a range of furniture in soft gray tones, setting the stage for pops of color from the clients’ art collection.Save this picture!© Aaron LeitzProject gallerySee allShow lessChan House / Kay Architecture JSCSelected ProjectsTorre 61 Office Building / JJRR/ArquitecturaSelected Projects Share Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/939592/portola-valley-house-sb-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeSB ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPortola ValleyOn FacebookUnited StatesPublished on June 05, 2020Cite: “Portola Valley House / SB Architects” 05 Jun 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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June 12

Opposition journalist will face trial alone

first_img January 15, 2021 Find out more News News February 5, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Regional newspaper editor harassed after investigating real estate scandal RSF_en Help by sharing this information January 23, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Opposition journalist will face trial alone KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia Kazakh reporter accuses police of attacking hercenter_img Reporters prevented from covering Kazakh parliamentary elections News Organisation KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on Kazakhstan News to go further Sergey Duvanov decided to dismiss his lawyers and defend himself on 23January because he felt the court was not giving him the chance to bedefended in the normal manner. On 22 January, the court rejected his lawyers’ request for the case to be dimissed on the grounds of a lack of evidenceand the many violations of the law during the investigation and trial._____Reporters Without Borders said today it was very concerned about the press freedom situation in Kazakhstan and called on European Commission president Romano Prodi to raise the case of jailed opposition journalist Sergei Duvanov during the forthcoming visit to Brussels of the country’s president, Nursultan Nazarbayev. “In view of the treatment meted out to opposition journalists and the persistent harassment of Duvanov, it is hard to give credence to the accusation of raping a minor that police offered for his recent arrest,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard in a letter to Prodi.”Many human rights organisations, as well as the Council of Europe, the OSCE and the United States, have expressed concern to the Kazakh authorities about the decline in press freedom this year and the arrest of Duvanov. We ask you to get President Nazarbayev to agree to clarify the Duvanov affair and respect European standards of press freedom.”Dunavov, editor of the opposition magazine Bulletin, published by the International Bureau for Human Rights, was arrested on 28 October and accused of raping a minor. He had been due to fly the next day to the United States to present a report on democracy and human rights in Kazakhstan. He went on hunger strike for 10 days in a bid to prove his innocence, but abandoned it after he was force-fed by guards at the Almaty remand centre.Duvanov, who is close to the opposition group Kazakh Democratic Choice, is also being prosecuted for “harming the honour and dignity” of President Nazarbayev under article 318 of the criminal code. He faces three years in prison for the offence, which arose from the appearance on the opposition website kub.kz on 6 May of an article called “The Silence of the Lambs,” which criticised the president and said he had embezzled state funds. In August, Duvanov was badly beaten up by thugs. October 30, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

September 21

Big Time shocks Fishery rivals

first_img Press Association Club Wexford, a stablemate of Dawn Approach and the 6-4 favourite, was all at sea early on but stayed on purposefully to finish a close-up third on his first visit to a racecourse. Murphy said: “He’s a real serious horse. We’ll think about the Coventry at Royal Ascot – he wants quick ground and has speed for anywhere. “He’s a proper one. He’d been working so well at home and doing things so easily.” Won 12 months ago by none other than Dawn Approach, the John Murphy-trained newcomer was largely unconsidered in what looked an up-to-scratch renewal of the five-furlong affair. Shane Foley’s mount maintained an honest gallop throughout, though, and kept on strongly passing the furlong pole to keep at bay Ballydoyle debutant Fountain Of Youth by a length and a half. center_img Big Time caused a 16-1 stir by claiming the Fishery Lane Race at Naas.last_img read more