Refuge in Patagonia / Armando Montero + Diego Labbé

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/61800/refuge-in-patagonia-armando-montero-diego-labbe Clipboard ArchDaily Text description provided by the architects. The project is located on the bay of Melimoyu in the fjords of the Aysén region, Chilean Patagonia. The isolated nature of the area means that access is only possible by sea or air. The mountains and the virgin forests end abruptly on the sea front. Clearings on the ground are almost non-existent, mainly just pristine forests which are very difficult to penetrate. In Melimoyu the levels of precipitation can be up to 4000 mm per year making it the rainiest region of Chile. These rains are usually accompanied by the intense north-easterly and northerly winds found all year round. Save this picture!Recommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensDue to the proximity of the sea the temperature doesn’t fall below 4º, however the maximum temperature is also low, no more than 20º. The assignment consisted of designing and constructing a refuge next to the sea for guides as part of the conservation project, SNP Patagonia Sur. The project was determined by the geographic conditions. Save this picture!How can we achieve heat and light within a 200 year old forest without impact? The location of the house is defined by a strip dividing an ancient forest to the south from an area of young bushes to the north. The house is orientated on an east-west axis that divides the two forests. The sea being toward the west. Save this picture!The extent of the project adapts to the situation imposed by the forest and its geography. It is achieved by cutting only the small bushes, sunned from the north, in all areas. Thanks to the wooden walls with substantial insulation and the Termopanel glass used throughout the project, the house maintains its warmth in a passive manner. The internal central heating is fuelled by wood washed up on the coast. No trees of the area are cut. To the south of the project is an ancient forest of coigües, canelos, arrayanes, mañíos y tepas. Save this picture!Part of the project’s manifesto includes the conservation of a large Canelo (a tree sacred to the Mapuche and Tehuelche cultures). Access to the house is from the north via a footbridge that leads to the central access patio where the Canelo is. The project becomes the threshold between the forest of bushes and the great forest of bigger trees. To the west the axis of the house finishes in the communal areas overlooking the sea and the bay where the boats, the only form of access to the place, dock. Save this picture!Because of the constant strong winds from the north-west, the project opens only toward the sea on its longer west side. The forest protects the refuge. On the south side of the project are windows that run the entire length of the project’s axis with views of the forest. The refuge is entirely constructed form Coigue and Lenga from local suppliers of the region always respecting the sustainable management certificates from CONAF. The aim is contemporary architecture that rescues the traditional architectural themes of Patagonia; the image of the traditional storehouse and the use of tiles is a direct influence. Save this picture!The project is the result of the need to provide refuge among the intense climatic conditions and, whilst inhabiting the area, also being part of its context. Walking the project is to walk in the forest.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessOlympic Museum Competition / ArchMediumArticlesPingPong Project / 4 of 7 ArchitectureArticles Share Architects: Armando Montero, Diego Labbé Year Completion year of this architecture project Refuge in Patagonia / Armando Montero + Diego Labbé Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/61800/refuge-in-patagonia-armando-montero-diego-labbe Clipboard Year:  Chile CopyHouses•Aisén, Chile “COPY” Refuge in Patagonia / Armando Montero + Diego LabbéSave this projectSaveRefuge in Patagonia / Armando Montero + Diego Labbé Save this picture!+ 15 Share “COPY” Houses 2009 CopyAbout this officeArmando MonteroOfficeFollowDiego LabbéOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesAisénChilePublished on May 28, 2010Cite: “Refuge in Patagonia / Armando Montero + Diego Labbé” 28 May 2010. ArchDaily. 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Laureus honour for Blade Runner

first_imgSouth African Paralympic sprint runner Oscar Pistorius is the winner of the 2012 Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability award. (Image: sportlive.co.za) Oscar Pistorius runs with the aid of Cheetah Flex-Foot carbon fibre transtibial artificial limbs, which is why he has come to be known as South Africa’s blade runner. (Image: zimbio.com) MEDIA CONTACTS • Gerald Meier   Head of Global Communications  +44 (0) 207 514 2749RELATED ARTICLES • UK sculpture honour for Pistorius • Natalie wins Human Values award • Supporting SA’s sport stars • Exploring bicycle culture in SA • Local athletics brand for Kenya stars Wilma den HartighSouth African Paralympic sprint runner Oscar Pistorius is the winner of the 2012 Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability award.The Laureus World Sports Awards, regarded as the Oscars of the sporting industry, are awarded annually to sportspeople with outstanding achievements.Pistorius was presented with the prestigious accolade after becoming the first amputee to win a track medal, a silver in the 4 x 400 metres relay team, in the 2011 non-disabled World Championships in Daegu, South Korea.After receiving the honour at the awards ceremony in London, he thanked his supporters for the nomination.“This is just a great privilege to be nominated; it is really humbling to be here,” he said.South Africa’s blade runnerHis athletic ability has earned him the international reputation as the “fastest man on no legs”. He runs with the aid of Cheetah Flex-Foot carbon fibre transtibial artificial limbs, which is why Pistorius has come to be known as South Africa’s blade runner.His participation and outstanding performance in the non-disabled World Championships has helped to further his goal to bridge the gap between disabled and non-disabled sport.But he is not one to rest on his achievements. Next he plans to compete in the 2012 Olympic Games.Laureus chairman Edwin Moses said in a statement that he holds Pistorius in high regard. “Oscar is a remarkable human being – one of the most impressive people I have ever met,” Moses said.Victory in sportLaureus is the Latin word for laurel, the universal symbol for victory in sport. The award is a fitting honour for the top athlete, who was born without a fibula in either leg.On the recommendation of leading medical specialists, his parents decided to have his legs amputated below the knee, as this would give him the best chance at learning to walk later in life.Six months after the operation, Pistorius received his first pair of prosthetic legs and within days he learnt to walk with them.Years later, he went on to become a world champion sprint runner and the first Paralympian to win gold in the 100m, 200m and 400m sprints in Beijing in 2008.Laureus Academy member and chairman of the London Olympic Games, Sebastian Coe told South African sport broadcaster supersport that Pistorius has made a major contribution to Olympic and Paralympic sport.“I think what Oscar has done is to really make us challenge our own orthodoxies, our own views about disability,” Coe said.The Laureus AwardsWinners of the Laureus Awards are selected on the basis of a two-part voting process. A selection panel of the world’s leading sports editors, writers and broadcasters from almost 100 countries cast their votes to create a shortlist of six nominations in each category.There are five categories voted for by the Laureus media selection panel, namely: the World Sportsman of the Year; World Sportswoman of the Year; World Team of the Year; World Breakthrough of the Year and World Comeback of the Year.The voting process is monitored by independent auditors and members of the Laureus World Sports Academy, who select the award winners by secret ballot.Two categories are voted for by specialist panels: the World Action Sportsperson of the Year, which is chosen by a panel of the world’s leading action sports journalists, and the World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability, which is overseen by the executive committee of the International Paralympic Committee.Each winner receives a Laureus statuette, produced by French jeweller and watchmaker Cartier. The statuettes are 30cm high and weigh 2.5kg. Each figure contains 670g of solid silver with a 650g gold finish base.Sport for Good FoundationThe Laureus World Sports Awards is not only about honouring the world’s best sportspeople.Laureus is composed of three core elements – the Laureus World Sports Academy, the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation and the Laureus World Sports Awards – which collectively celebrate sporting excellence and use sport to promote social change.The high profile awards are a platform to showcase and generate support for the social programmes of Laureus’s Sport for Good Foundation, and the work of the Academy.Proceeds from the Laureus World Sports Awards directly benefit the Sport for Good Foundation, which supports 91 community sports projects in 34 countries around the world.Since its inception, Laureus has raised US$52-million (R397-million) for projects which have improved the lives of more than one-and-a-half million young people.As a recipient of the award, Pistorius also becomes a Laureus ambassador.“He has shown his determination to support the cause of sport for good. I congratulate him on this well-deserved award,” Moses said.More winners from AfricaThe Laureus Sportswoman of the Year award went to Kenya’s distance runner Vivian Cheruiyot, who won both the 5 000 and 10 000 metres gold medals at the World Championships in Daegu.Past winnersIn 2001 Johannesburg-born adventurer and explorer Mike Horn, now a sought-after motivational speaker, won the Action Sportperson of the Year Award for his sailing accomplishments.In 2003 golfing legend Gary Player won the Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award.South Africa’s champion wheelchair racer Ernst van Dyk was honoured with the award for disabled athletes in 2006.The Springboks, South Africa’s national rugby team, took the World Team of the Year Award in 2008, a year after becoming world champions for the second time.In 2010, South African swimmer Natalie du Toit was the winner of the Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability Award.Du Toit has become one of the most successful disabled athletes of all time, and an inspiration to many.last_img read more

The Art of Finding the Right Song for Your Film or Video

first_imgLooking for more video tutorials? Check these out.Create Your Own Opening Title Sequence Using PRISM!How To Create An Explosion Scene + Free Action Compositing ElementsVideo Tutorial: Create a DIY Wireless China Ball LightMinimize Your Lighting Setups For Narrative ShootsVideo Tutorial: Camera Tips for Stabilizing a Shot in Post The right soundtrack can make or break any video project. So how do you narrow down your options? Here are a few tips to make your search a little easier.Finding the right song for your video can sometimes be a daunting task. To avoid hours of searching, here are a few effective methods that filter the options — and some tips on making your life easier in the future.Become a Master NavigatorSites like PremiumBeat.com offer great navigation tools to help you surf through their catalog. By clicking the up, down, right and left keys, you can quickly move within songs and jump forward and backward in your results lists.Know Your GenreA great way to speed up your search is to determine which genre of music you’re hunting for. Is your project creative? Corporate? Are you trying to keep your viewers in suspense? Think about the effect you’re going for while you’re listening to your options. (You can even specify the number of beats per minute.)And if you want more original tracks, don’t use the results at the top of the page. Scroll down, and customize your options for a unique sound.Listen Before You FilmBefore you press record, think about your compositions. Soundtracks are a critical element in the overall success of your scene, so rather than simply finding something after the fact to complement your shots, make the score part of the creative process. Try downloading a sample track or using the PremiumBeat app while you’re on set, so you can get a feel for how the music will affect your visuals.Premium PlaylistNow that you’re familiar with the search, save yourself some time in the future by creating playlists of tracks that you like. Here are my personal PremiumBeat playlists to get you started.Cool CinematicVlog MusicAdventurelast_img read more

Photo Advisory First, Photos released upto 4 p.m.

first_imgNew Delhi: August 08, 2018 (PTI) EDITORS: Photos withCaptions released today. To view thumbnails of thesePhotographs, visit PTI website at..http.//www.ptinews.comNATINONALChennai: DMK patriarch Karunanidhi funeral (B+A)Chennai: PM Modi in Chennai(A+B)New Delhi: TV Grab- Parliament’s Monsoon session(B+A)Jabalpur: Rains in Jabalpur(B)Mumbai: Shraddha Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao duringa promotional event(A)New Delhi: Fast Tracks for the 2030 Agenda(B)Mumbai: Trailer launch of film Laila Majnu (A)New Delhi: National flag fly half-mast afterKarunanidhi’s death(A+B)Birbhum: 77th death anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore (B)New Delhi: NSE silver jubilee celebrations(A+B)New Delhi: Parliament’s Monsoon session(B+A)New Delhi: Harivansh Yadav files nomination forDeputy Chairperson(B+A)INTERNATIONALBournemouth: The warm wether and school holidays(A)Bogota: Inauguration ceremony of Colombia’snew President(B)San Luis: The boy, his father and two siblings werearrested(B)Arguedas: Villagers try to stop cows(A)Guatemala City: Filomena was returned to her family(B)Bedminster: President Donald Trump during a dinner meeting with business leaders(B)Tokyo: United Nations Secretary-General AntonioGuterres visit(B)Kuala Lumpur: Former PM Najib Razak arrives atHigh Court(A)Cheney: Wildfire in California(B)Washington: UK Secretary of State for DefenseGavin Williams with Jim Mattis (A)Copenhagen: Fashion Week in Copenhagen (B)North Lombok: Rescuer teams continue to search forvictims (B)SPORTSMontreal: Rogers Cup women’s tennis tournament (A+B)Berlin: European Athletics Championships (A)Prague: Champions League soccer matchadvertisement (B)Toronto: Rogers Cup men’s tennis tournament (B)St. Louis: PGA Championship golf tournament (A)PTI PHOTO HS OSOSlast_img read more