Buisson Residence / Robert Gurney Architect

first_imgSave this picture!© Paul Warchol+ 27 Share Projects Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/105402/buisson-residence-robert-gurney-architect Clipboard CopyAbout this officeRobert Gurney ArchitectOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasAnnandaleHouses3D ModelingUnited StatesPublished on January 20, 2011Cite: “Buisson Residence / Robert Gurney Architect” 20 Jan 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/105402/buisson-residence-robert-gurney-architect Clipboard Year:  Houses CopyHouses•Annandale, United States 2008center_img Architects: Robert Gurney Architect Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Buisson Residence / Robert Gurney Architect Buisson Residence / Robert Gurney ArchitectSave this projectSaveBuisson Residence / Robert Gurney Architect Photographs:  Paul Warchol, Maxwell MacKenzieText description provided by the architects. The journey down a winding road and thru a pine tree forest ends at the Buisson Residence. Situated on a grass knoll and commanding views of Lake Anna in central Virginia, the house emerges as a long, white painted brick wall with a copper clad volume cantilevered above the wall.Save this picture!© Maxwell MacKenzieRecommended ProductsWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsThe primary organizational elements are two “L” shaped brick walls connected by a glass enclosed bridge. Mahogany clad walls combine with the smaller “L” to provide a service volume while glass walls combine with the larger “L” to create the primary living spaces and to provide southern and western views toward the lake. The experience of arrival and the wall are intertwined as the wall establishes a threshold between the pine forest and views toward the lake. Entrance to the house is thru the wall and into a space that divides the program of the house into public and private realms.Save this picture!first floor planThe entry, living and sleeping spaces are arranged linearly to maximize lake views and to take advantage of the southern exposure. Large overhangs and sensored motorized shades combine to limit heat gain during the summer while allowing the sun to penetrate deep into the interior during the winter.Save this picture!© Maxwell MacKenzieThe second floor roof and exterior walls are wrapped in copper with fully glazed east and west walls inset from the ends of the copper volume. The glazed wall at the east end provides an abundant and high source of light into the double height entry hall while the glazing on the west end provides light to two bedrooms and views of the lake.Save this picture!second floor planA single, large punctuation in the southern copper clad façade allows views from a second floor office. The sloping roof and canted front wall are designed to deflect fierce north wind and shed water from intense storms. The geometric volumes are connected to the landscape both by the views from the interior and accessibility to the outdoors.Save this picture!© Paul WarcholThroughout the project detailing is minimal and precise. The spaces are ordered and there is a juxtaposition of solidity and transparency. The rigor of the design, the linear organization of spaces and the continuous presence of the wall provide a sharp and intended contrast to the irregular beauty of the landscape beyond. It is this contrast between an ordered human dimension and an unstructured natural condition that elevates our understanding and appreciation of both.Save this picture!sectionProject gallerySee allShow lessDouble Infinity Exhibition / HHD_FUNArticlesRoll Play – Temporary Pavilion for The Sydney Architecture FestivalArticles Share United States “COPY” “COPY”last_img read more

Shannon Dev best for cost of new jobs

first_imgAdvertisement NewsLocal NewsShannon Dev best for cost of new jobsBy admin – September 22, 2011 515 THE cost to the taxpayer of each job created by Shannon Development is almost half that of each job created by the IDA or Enterprise Ireland.New figures show that for every job which Shannon Development creates, the exchequer hands over €7,552. That’s in comparison with a cost of €14,287 for each job created by IDA Ireland and €12,254 for any job created by Enterprise Ireland.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The official figures were supplied to the Dáil Committee on Jobs, Social Protection and Education on foot of a request by Deputy Willie O’Dea, who is a member of the committee.Concerned that a section in the current Programme for Government states its intention to examine whether there is a role for the development body in the future, Mr O’Dea said:“This just goes to prove that Shannon Development is a very efficient body.“It would be foolish in the extreme to consider abolishing a job creation agency which is getting people into employment at such a low cost – the figures speak for themselves.“You can’t argue with the facts. It’s creating jobs at half the cost to the taxpayer when compared with the bigger agencies. It would be ludicrous to abolish this small agency which does a fantastic job.”The cost per job is a figure calculated by Forfás and is arrived at after taking into account the job-creating agency’s spend. The figure is calculated over a seven year period.Responding to the deputy’s comments, Enterprise Ireland said that while that figure is correct for the period 2004 – 20010, their cost per job for the seven years to 2008 was “€7,794, which is comparable to other agencies during that period.” Factors affecting the rise in cost were the extra supports provided by Enterprise Ireland to help companies withstand the worst recession in decades and the fact that Enterprise Ireland administers schemes such as dairy beef and sheep funds for third parties.The lower number of jobs sustained in that period by the agency was also due to the recession and particularly affected by the fact that Enterprise Ireland works with one of the worst hit industries, construction.There was no comment available from IDA Ireland at time of going to press. Linkedin Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img Email Print Twitter Previous articleGilmore criticised for ‘U turn’ on Shannon investigationsNext articleNurses warn of further action adminlast_img read more

A second look at evolution

first_img Related To make their own jump forward, Jones, Pierce, and co-author Ken Angielczyk from the Field Museum in Chicago needed to compile their own elaborate set of puzzle pieces. They needed data gleaned from fossils from around the world.“We had to search down vertebral columns that were preserved end-to-end and were almost 100 percent complete with no breaks in them,” Pierce said. “We collected this data over a three-year period … by going to a lot of museums and looking at a lot of fossils from different points in time.”Specimens came from Germany and the United Kingdom, South Africa and South America. But no matter where the team gathered bones, they often ran into the same problem: poorly preserved fossils. It turns out early paleontological methods of displaying fossils — painting them, or plastering over them, or running wire through them to make them stand upright — aren’t ideal if you want to actually study the bones.“There’s a reason nobody has studied the vertebrae before,” Jones said with a laugh. “Often we had to use micro-CT, which is similar to a CAT scan you would get at a hospital but much more powerful, and digitally remove these vertebral columns from the rock.”But now that the scientists have the extensive data set, all sorts of lines of inquiry are emerging. Their new publication in Nature Communications is actually the second paper to come from the data — the first, published in Science, revealed the evolutionary history of the regions that make up the mammal backbone. The team is planning more research, but could spend years excavating insights from this data set alone.“It’s a career’s worth of data,” Jones said.This research was funded by the National Science Foundation. When tetrapods stepped out of the sea, limb structures simplified and musculature became complex to handle gravity Painstaking research reveals extinction of dominant species allowed others to evolve rapidly Breaking down backbones Study examines how mammal backbones changed during evolution Researcher connects the dots in fin-to-limb evolution How did simple, single-celled microorganisms become complex schools of fish and Brazilian monkeys — and us? It’s widely believed that the process of evolution always took place over eons, with random advantageous variations eventually becoming incremental shifts toward greater complexity. But that might not be the case.For Stephanie E. Pierce Thomas D. Cabot Associate Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and curator of vertebrate paleontology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology, and research associate Katrina Jones, clues can be found in the backbone, or more specifically, the evolution of the astoundingly intricate mammalian vertebral column. The researchers recently published a paper in Nature Communications that tests seven hypotheses of how that may have taken place.“This is a fundamental paper on understanding how this complex feature in mammals evolved, but it is also a great model system for understanding the evolution of complexity more generally,” Pierce said. “You go back into really old textbooks, even old vertebrate paleontology textbooks, and people will write, ‘Mammals’ vertebrae are really complex, and their ancestors’ were not.’ But there’s no in-between there. We are trying to get at the in-between.”Often people have assumed complexity developed slowly over time — creating the impression of, as Jones said, “an unstoppable evolutionary law or an inevitable thing that’s happening all the time.” But Jones and Pierce’s data set indicates complexity in mammals and synapsids (the clade to which mammals belong) made quicker jumps forward than broad-scale trends in evolution suggest.The biggest leap in vertebral complexity happened in cynodonts, the extinct forerunners of mammals that first evolved more mammal-like active lifestyles. This jump, plus a correlation between metabolism and complexity in living mammals, hints that increasing activity levels may have triggered the evolution of complexity.“An important thing to understand is that evolution doesn’t always happen at the same rate in every group and at every period of time,” Jones said. “But it is sometimes quite tricky to put all the pieces of the evolutionary puzzle together.” Fish teeth mark periods of evolutionlast_img read more