Briones House / RP Arquitectos

first_img Houses CopyAbout this officeRP ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesXalapaMexicoPublished on January 18, 2013Cite: “Briones House / RP Arquitectos” [Casa Briones / RP Arquitectos] 18 Jan 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ SandShowerhansgroheShowers – Raindance SelectWoodEGGERTimberSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – MarbleWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Long-Span StructuresWoodBlumer LehmannAssembly and Logistics of Wood ProjectsHandlesKarcher DesignDoor Handle Madeira ER45Chairs / Benches / CouchesArperModular Sofa – LoopMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Briones住宅 / RP Arquitectos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 stream Photographs:  RP Arquitectos © Victor BenitezText description provided by the architects. The house emerges on a humid and forest zone, situated on Antigua Xalapa Coatepec road. The house is located at the very top of a hill, offering great views of the adjacent hill which is protected by the Institute of Ecology of the city of Xalapa, designated to an ecological reserve (inecol).Save this picture!© RP Arquitectos © Victor BenitezRecommended ProductsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEADoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaA playful equilibrium of white concrete in the interior as well as exterior develops the program of the house.  You are welcomed, in the main foyer, with a two-story height ceiling which lets you appreciate the fullness and voids at play, that bathed by the natural light indicate the different paths in the house.  A crystal bridge which takes you to the intimate area of the house, is the element that unifies the public area with the private. Save this picture!© RP Arquitectos © Victor BenitezThe same two-story height ceiling repeats itself in the formal dining and living areas generating different ambient of lights and shadows which let you appreciate and enjoy the natural landscape of the zone threw the glass windows. Save this picture!© RP Arquitectos © Victor BenitezThe main elevation is practically blind, only small perforations let you peep out for the arrival of visitors, maintaining a guarded intimacy to the house.  On the contrary, the rear facade opens up to the landscape creating a dialog between the exterior and interior, practically, with all the spaces of the house. Save this picture!© RP Arquitectos © Victor BenitezTherefore, the house can be interpreted as a great and livable sculpture, where, in every volume there is a space with its function but at the same time forms part of a whole where one would not be possible without the other. Save this picture!© RP Arquitectos © Victor BenitezThe system of construction was a challenge, thinking that the labor had to be specialized.  Surprisingly, I realized that qualified labor exists, which reveals that the supervision of any constructive system is sufficient to obtain good results…..you can say that it’s “made in Xalapa.”Save this picture!Upper Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessFolkwang Library / Max DudlerSelected ProjectsJacques Rougerie Foundation Competition WinnersArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/319791/briones-house-rp-arquitectos Clipboard “COPY” CopyHouses•Xalapa, Mexico ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/319791/briones-house-rp-arquitectos Clipboard Projects ArchDaily “COPY” Briones House / RP Arquitectos Mexico Briones House / RP ArquitectosSave this projectSaveBriones House / RP Arquitectos Architects: RP Arquitectos Photographs Save this picture!© RP Arquitectos © Victor Benitez+ 17 Sharelast_img read more

Unions hit education cutbacks

first_imgTeachers at all levels protest in Brooklyn, N.Y.The United Federation of Teachers, which represents kindergarten through 12th grade teachers and staff, and the Professional Staff Congress, which represents higher education teachers and staff in New York City, mobilized about 300 of its members on March 21 in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, for a demonstration.They were protesting across the street from state Sen. Marty Golden’s office because he supports a budget that sells out NYC public schools in favor of charter and private schools. This budget also leaves the City University of New York and NYC’s K-12 schools woefully underfunded, while giving tax breaks to the banks, big corporations and the 1%. It says “no” to New York state’s DREAM [Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors] Act and allows for the privatization of the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center.The New York State United Teachers, to which both the PSC and UFT belong, has sponsored nearly 20 demonstrations throughout the state demanding more money for education. NYSUT is also sponsoring a statewide ad campaign.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

D’Abbraccio: Duke phenom Okafor boasts inventiveness, dominance around rim like no other big man

first_img Published on February 13, 2015 at 12:49 am Facebook Twitter Google+ Editor’s note: Two beat writers were assigned to make a case for which player they would rather have for one game — one for Syracuse’s Rakeem Christmas, one for Duke’s Jahlil Okafor.Don’t get me wrong — Rakeem Christmas is having a hell of a season.He’s enjoyed a relatively unprecedented spike in production for a Syracuse big man. A year after being the Orange’s fourth scoring option — and I use the word option cautiously — he’s in the conversation with the country’s best post players.I’d gladly have his production on my team. But I wouldn’t pass on Jahlil Okafor first.The 6-foot-11, 270-pound Duke freshman is in line for a ton of accolades this season and will probably be the first player to emerge from the green room at the NBA Draft. Christmas’ draft potential won’t even land him in the arena that day. In the long term, this isn’t much of a debate. On a one-day rental, though, it’s closer — but I’m still taking Okafor.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe’ll likely have his way against Christmas and the Orange on Saturday — partly because SU doesn’t have the depth to play Duke physically, but also partly because he’s just a more talented big man than Christmas is.“He has a toughness. Jah’s special in every way,” Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski told reporters after Duke beat Boston College on Jan. 3. “He’s really got everything.”Maybe not everything — Okafor’s defense is suspect, particularly in the pick-and-roll game.But on the other hand, we haven’t seen Christmas defend anybody man-to-man for a whole game since high school. And in my hypothetical one-game moonlight as a head coach, zone probably wouldn’t be the way to go.Even though Christmas moves quickly enough to be a better one-on-one defender than Okafor, what the Duke center brings to the table offensively more than makes up for his defensive inabilities.Not only does he have 2 inches and 20 pounds on Christmas, but Okafor — who grabs more offensive rebounds than any other Atlantic Coast Conference player — uses his size better than the SU senior does. Christmas is an imposing big man, but a bit too thin to body up some of the country’s biggest post players — not that SU’s thin rotation would allow him to do that anyway.Don’t be swayed by the fact Christmas has exploded for 35 points this season and slightly edges Okafor in the rebounding column. The SU big man has played five consecutive full games. Okafor has spent more than 35 minutes on the floor in just two games this season — and has still scored in double digits in every game, unlike Christmas.But numbers aside, let’s get down to the skill sets.Christmas has really come a long way offensively. His footwork, baby hook and shooting touch from point-blank range are miles better from when he came to SU as a defensive and rebounding specialist. And he’s made good decisions when ACC teams have sent double teams his way.But Okafor takes it a step further. His inventiveness around the basket — switching hands seamlessly at the rim, reversing direction from seemingly dead spots in the paint and, most of all, converting from anywhere — is something no other big man in the country can compete with.“I was just trying to be aggressive and send a message that one man can’t guard me,” Okafor told reporters after Duke routed Notre Dame last Saturday.With his massive hands, hauling in entry passes and kicking them back out of double teams is nearly effortless — and Okafor’s been doing that since before ACC play began.Christmas can only receive the ball in so many spots on the court and be effective. Okafor makes it work with whatever space he’s given. Surround him with shooters, like Krzyzewski has, and Okafor’s even more of a weapon.Christmas doesn’t dribble well enough to get to spots like Okafor does, and he doesn’t connect from midrange nearly well enough, either — the two biggest clouds hanging over the SU big man’s NBA prospects, aside from his size.But again, this debate isn’t about the big picture.It’s about the one who can simply do more with the ball in his hands.Phil D’Abbraccio is the sports editor at The Daily Orange, where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @PhilDAbb. Commentslast_img read more

Mercedes set new record as Bottas wins in Azerbaijan

first_imgMercedes set an all-time record of four consecutive one-twos at the start of a season as Valtteri Bottas beat Lewis Hamilton to win the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.For the fourth race in a row, Ferrari were unable to challenge Mercedes – and again there were questions about the strategy chosen by the Italian team.Sebastian Vettel finished third, never very far behind the Mercedes, but team-mate Charles Leclerc finished fifth when it looked for a while as if he might have been able to take fourth ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.Leclerc’s consolation on a weekend that he had looked like dominating until crashing in qualifying was a point for fastest lap.The result makes Mercedes the first team ever to start the season in such a dominant fashion and puts their drivers in an enviable position in the championship.Bottas returns to the lead of the championship, leading Hamilton by the point he gained for fastest lap in Australia. Vettel is 35 points behind.last_img read more