Alpine Ski Apartments / OFIS arhitekti

first_img Text description provided by the architects. The project is located in the Slovenian alpine town Kranjska Gora on the north western corner of the country. The brief required a public ground floor and small apartments on the upper floor that could be converted into bigger units. Save this picture!Site PlanConcept design-initial urban cube-cutout the cube in vertical and horizontal planes The concept design was initially dictated by strict local building regulations, height and footprint plot limit which partially led to the building form. The first step was pasting maximum volume on the site -a cube on the allowed urban footprint. The final form derived from cutting the cube in the vertical and horizontal planes. Save this picture!Courtesy of OFIS ArhitektiHorizontal cut – pitched roof with flat top to hide service ventilation pipes and chimneys. Vertical cut – angled corners with inserted wooden balconies allowing the building a softer, less substantial volume appearance. Save this picture!PlansProgram organization The pharmacy is located on the ground floor with larger glazed elements and a recessed entrance creating a more open and inviting level for the public space. First and second floors contain 6 studio apartments of different sizes, each with own balcony and large glazed opening affording views towards the surrounding mountains. The basement level is a communal space with a shared area, sauna and leisure room. Save this picture!Courtesy of OFIS ArhitektiThe materials used have also been chosen as a response to the local historical tradition, using materials to emulate those of the existing building environment. Cement tile cladding as the principal material which visually gives the impression of a tiled roof, however provides continuous skin which is used on both the roof and walls to emphasize the form of building further. Larch is used for the balconies on the corners of the building in order to indicate the location the buildings form has been cut to reveal external spaces for the apartments. Natural stone from the region is used as a material for the ground floor to indicate the entrance and difference between private and public areas. Both these materials have been chosen due to their use historically in local traditional architecture. Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessXinao Concrete Research Plant / SynarchitectsArticlesCLC & MSFL Towers / REXArticlesProject locationAddress:Kranjska Gora, SloveniaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share 2011 Year:  Housing Area:  457 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHousing•Yemen Alpine Ski Apartments / OFIS arhitektiSave this projectSaveAlpine Ski Apartments / OFIS arhitekti ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Alpine Ski Apartments / OFIS arhitekticenter_img ArchDaily “COPY” Projects Architects: OFIS Architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Yemen Save this picture!Courtesy of OFIS Arhitekti+ 29 Share CopyAbout this officeOFIS ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingResidentialHousingYemenPublished on November 22, 2011Cite: “Alpine Ski Apartments / OFIS arhitekti” 22 Nov 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in Ned Ludd Public HousePartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsBedroom furnitureFlexformMirror – EgonWaterproofing/SealantsEffisusPre-Fab System – Ecofacade Pre-fab TrueSealConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXRoller Shades – Arion Large SizedWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealSunscreen – Terracotta BaguettesWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BauBucheLightingLumenpulseLED Projector Lumenbeam GrandeMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Alpine 滑雪公寓 / OFIS arhitekti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 streamlast_img read more

UW hits open ice, air in Colorado

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoAfter a grueling series in which the Wisconsin men’s hockeyfinesse players were bottled and bodied up by a suffocating North Dakotadefense, they head to Colorado College for open ice and air.The large sheet that No. 7 CC (5-3, 5-1 WCHA) skates on willplay into No. 9 UW’s strengths. “It gives our skill guys more time, that’s for sure,” seniordefenseman Kyle Klubertanz said. The series could very well translate into piles of goals,something that piques forward Ben Street’s interest.”Me being a forward, I’d love to get some scoring going,”Street said, also noting that the Tigers are talent-laden as well. “Everyone’sgoing to be chasing each other all over the rink so it’ll be tough.” It is particularly intriguing for Street and linemate KyleTurris, Wisconsin’s two leading scorers with 11 and 14 points respectively,because they were effectively shut down against North Dakota. For Turris, theNo. 3 overall pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, the series was particularlyrough, as he was shoved around by Sioux defenders. “It was frustrating this past weekend because [North Dakota]did a real good job, but it’s something that us as a line and him as a playerare going to have to get used to and battle through,” Street said. “He’s going to adapt, I mean it’s not the first time it hashappened in his life,” UW head coach Mike Eaves added. To alleviate some of that pressure and wanting to switchthings up to find the right mix, Eaves will move senior Matt Ford to the frontline. “The way things went Saturday, because of the way Matthewhas been playing and the experience he brings, so perhaps that’ll be thechemistry we’re looking for with Ben and Kyle to see if we can get some offensefrom them,” Eaves said. The switch is an intriguing one, as it will put Turris andFord on the same line for the first time ever. In order for the newly alignedfirst line to have some success, they’ll have to get the puck past a talentedgoaltender.Freshman Richard Bachman has played an integral role inColorado College’s conference-leading 5-1 record. Last Saturday he stopped 34Minnesota-Duluth shots to earn WCHA Rookie of the Week. He’ll be matched upagainst another Player of the Week, Wisconsin goalie Shane Connelly. The UW junior had a tremendous weekend as he compiled 74saves, including a 43-save shutout last Friday. It was what Eaves has beensearching for from his starting netminder all season, and Connelly’s coachhopes it can continue. “We were looking for that kind of performance, and heprovided it for us. Now his next step is to continue on that path and beconsistent,” Eaves said. “That’s what makes good athletes great.” Wisconsin (5-3, 2-2) will also need to be ready to play onback-to-back nights — a feat this year’s team has yet to accomplish, accordingto Street. “We need to play both nights — we haven’t done that yet —and we need to play a full six periods too,” he said. “We’ve had a few lapsesthat have hurt us, and we’ll come in one night, maybe not too prepared, alittle too nervous or something and it has cost us.” As one of the handful of upperclassmen on the team, andleaders on offense, it is Street’s job to make sure that his teammates staylevel-headed following a dominating win or devastating loss. “What you did Friday night means nothing toward what you doSaturday night,” Street said. “Usually the games are so completely differentthat you’d think they were played months apart; tell the guys to get back toneutral here, we’ve got another game, a job to do — that’s the importantstuff.”Although the two teams face each other every year, sometimestwice, the Wisconsin players admit that they aren’t too familiar with ColoradoCollege. That’s because like the Badgers — they have seven freshmen playingregularly — the Tigers are young. “Idon’t really know too much about them,” Klubertanz said. “I heard they canskate, so we’ve just got to hit them; shut them down and hit them.”last_img read more

Altius invests in consumer website

first_img23 September 2008South African consumer affairs and complaints website getclosure! has announced that local black-owned investment company Altius Investment Holdings has acquired a stake in the business.The getclosure! complaint management portal allows consumers to submit their complaints online, delivering the complaint to the appropriate person in the supplier organisation and managing the complaint process until it is resolved.Funds from the investment will be used to promote the service and to fund enhancements to the getclosure! portal, including mobile access to the service.“Our experience is that most suppliers want to be told if their service has been sub-standard and welcome the opportunity to put it right,” getclosure! founder and director Ian Donovan said in a statement this week.“And we like the fact that a growing number of consumers are using our portal to compliment suppliers when they experience exceptional service.”Increased service performanceThe Ask Afrika Orange Index 2008, due for release in November, shows that service performance levels in South Africa have increased since last year from 58.2% to 61.6%.There is room for improvement however, with 65% a reasonable goal to aim for, according to Ask Afrika, adding that harnessing the reach of the internet to manage the complaints service process was one way to ensure effective outcomes and raise service levels in the country.“Many South Africans tolerate poor service without speaking up. By cleverly using the internet, getclosure! has made it quick, easy and cost effective to lodge a complaint,” said Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals South Africa chairperson Anne Sayers.“It then backs this up with an effective complaints resolution process that is not about naming and shaming the company involved.”Active usageSix months after the launch of the service, more than 500 suppliers actively use getclosure! to respond to customer complaints and compliments. Companies have the option to subscribe to the service to receive detailed reporting on complaints handled, customer feedback and the option to customise the landing pages.Subscribers to the service currently include FNB, Pick n Pay, Spar, Toyota, KFC and Cell C.“getclosure! is ideally placed to assist the business community and public sector to raise their service levels,” said Altius executive chairman Anwah Nagia. “The team is passionate about improving customer service and has built an exciting venture with a loyal community in a short space of time.”Altius is a South African-based investment company that facilitates community upliftment, development and empowerment through its investments, with a portfolio that spans agriculture, minerals and industrial waste management.The investment in getclosure! is Altius’ first foray into the digital world.SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Russian investment bank expands in SA

first_img“BJM Securities’ high calibre team, market-leading research franchise and client-centric approach make it a perfect business and cultural fit for Renaissance Capital,” Sacks said in a statement this week. 4 May 2010 Russian-based emerging markets investment bank Renaissance Capital is to acquire the whole of BJM Securities, the brokerage business of South Africa’s Barnard Jacobs Mellet group, for about R207-million. “This transaction is a strategic quantum leap for BJM Securities, presenting it with a strong and enviable growth path into frontier markets,” said BJM group CEO Andile Mazwai. “We believe that Renaissance represents a best-fit for BJM Securities for its unique geographic footprint, its winning culture and adventurous spirit.” SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material “When completed, the acquisition will mark a major step in building the first truly pan-African investment banking franchise stretching from the Cape to Cairo.” It entered Africa in 2007, and today maintains offices in Nigeria, Kenya, Zambia and Ghana, and was one of the most active dealmakers on the continent last year, executing 18 transactions in 10 countries, and has carved out a particular niche in natural resources transactions in the oil, gas, mining and agricultural sectors. Renaissance Capital announced its entry into South Africa in February this year and appointed Clifford Sacks, former South Africa co-CEO at Merrill Lynch, to lead its South African and pan-African equities businesses, and the acquisition will significantly increase the firm’s presence in the country.center_img Founded in 1985, BJM Securities is the leading independent full service broker-dealer in South Africa, and is known for its outstanding research franchise, having been ranked first in South African research surveys. The transaction is still subject to BJM regulatory and shareholder approvals, although Renaissance Capital has already obtained irrevocable undertakings from 68% of shareholders that they will vote in favour of the deal. National resources transactions In 2009, Renaissance Capital topped the league tables on London’s AIM market, acting on more equity capital markets and merger and acquisition transactions than any other investment bank. Renaissance Capital is a leading investment bank focused on the emerging markets of Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and sub-Saharan Africa. It provides the full range of investment banking products and services, including equity and debt sales and trading, corporate advisory, capital raising, research, structured solutions and derivatives. Over the last 12 months it has raised US$5.8-billion in equity and debt capital for clients in those sectors globally.last_img read more

Negativity Has No Upside

first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now Negativity has no upside. You do not achieve greater outcomes nor greater return on investing negative emotional energy in your problems, challenges, and inconveniences.Negativity creates a disempowered mindset. By reminding yourself how unhappy you are about a certain situation, you are changing your focus and your mental state. You negative mindset will cut you off from potentially positive choices. Your negative focus will blind you to opportunity.You make a negative situation even worse by investing your negative emotional state in it. You amplify the negativity. When something is already difficult or stressful, ratcheting up the negativity ratchets up already heightened emotional states. This is how relationships are destroyed.Being negative doesn’t help you to solve problems or challenges faster. Nor does it allow you to solve them more effectively. In fact, the opposite is true of negativity. It can be debilitating.Negativity doesn’t draw people to your cause. In fact, it can repel the very people whose help you need. Negativity attracts negative people. But to break through difficult challenges, you need the positive, can-do people who believe greater things are possible.Negativity doesn’t make a difficult conversation any easier. Quite the opposite. Negativity can make a difficult conversation crushingly painful. The emotional state and mindset of negativity makes it more likely that you turn a difficult situation into irreconcilable differences. Negativity is how relationships are damaged (or worse).In business and in life, you are going to have to deal with challenging situations and circumstances. You are going to have to deal with unpleasant and difficult people. You are going to fail from time to time, even when failure is not an option.Being negative about any or all of the above does nothing to change the situation or circumstance, nor does it allow you to deal with the circumstances more effectively. You don’t produce a better result by being negative.Making yourself feel bad does nothing to make you feel better. Deciding to feel powerless is not a recipe for being empowered and taking whatever necessary actions are required of you.Negativity is really fear. You are afraid that something bad will happen to you. You are afraid that you aren’t going to get what you want, that you aren’t capable of succeeding, or that you are going to be harmed in some way.There is no upside to negativity. But the upside for optimism and an empowered mindset is limitless.last_img read more