Les Jumelles / Atelier Pierre Thibault

first_imgArchDaily Year:  Save this picture!© Alain Laforest+ 20 Share 2013 CopyAbout this officeAtelier Pierre ThibaultOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLac-BromeCanadaPublished on September 14, 2015Cite: “Les Jumelles / Atelier Pierre Thibault” 14 Sep 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream photographs:  Alain LaforestPhotographs:  Alain LaforestText description provided by the architects. This project was intended for a flat, sparsely wooded site. Completely in stone, the original house dated from the early 19th century. Its proportions were balanced but the extension made in the mid-20th century was a bit chaotic.Save this picture!© Alain LaforestRecommended ProductsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsThe clients had four children and were part of a large extended family. This led them to seek for a space that could accommodate everyone. The ancestral house couldn’t meet their needs, an extension revealed itself necessary. Early in the project, we examined different scenarios, as we often do. Is it possible to keep some elements of the extension? Can we keep the foundations? Should we build a new extension? We had to consider all these possibilities to then present them to the clients.Save this picture!SectionIn sketching the side elevation of the century-old house, the idea of replicating it just beside came to us. A wooden identical profile appeared intuitively, giving a contemporary replica to the ancestral stone volume. The repetition of the simple volume echoes the history of the place. Ancient and contemporary textures seem to enter in dialogue, literally linking vernacular architecture to the present.Save this picture!© Alain LaforestThe lines of the existing volume were reproduced soberly. These twin houses are slightly spaced from each other in order to leave a space to enter. A tube-like corridor connects the two volumes and extends until it pierces the contemporary volume to create a large skylight. Instead of stone, the extensions are entirely covered of white cedar shingles.Save this picture!© Alain LaforestThe children’s rooms are in the attic of the old house, while the master’s bedroom is located on the first floor of the new house in order to preserve the parents’ intimacy. The large skylight in their bedroom offers a haven to sit and contemplate the pine forest further down the site.Save this picture!© Alain LaforestThe ground floor of the ancestral house is completely unfurnished to create a warm and spacious parlor. In the new house, we find double height kitchen and dining room. The kitchen is a pivotal element connecting the two houses. A complete view of the various parts of the house is offered from its large counter. The dining room is a sufficiently generous dimension which permits to accommodate many guests. This Whiteand bright space contrasts with the cozy and intimate atmosphere of the ancestral home. Behind the kitchen wall, a large mudroom can store coats, boots, hats, skis, etc.Save this picture!© Alain LaforestThe site shows a slight downward slope towards the back. We took the opportunity to create a level overlooking the garden under the ground floor of the contemporary house. It includes a suite for the guests and a living room.Save this picture!© Alain LaforestProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse on Captain Piper’s Road / Kieran McInerney ArchitectSelected ProjectsThe Best Structures of Burning Man 2015Architecture News Share Photographs Year:  “COPY” Houses Canadacenter_img 2013 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/773438/les-jumelles-atelier-pierre-thibault Clipboard CopyHouses•Lac-Brome, Canada Les Jumelles / Atelier Pierre Thibault ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/773438/les-jumelles-atelier-pierre-thibault Clipboard Les Jumelles / Atelier Pierre ThibaultSave this projectSaveLes Jumelles / Atelier Pierre Thibault Architects: Atelier Pierre Thibault Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Projectslast_img read more

For Ana Tijoux, hip-hop is home

first_imgGrowing up, Ana Tijoux didn’t know where to call home. As the France-born-and-bred daughter of Chilean parents living in political exile, she felt conflicted about her identity — until she found hip-hop.Tijoux first heard the music in the inner neighborhoods of Paris while accompanying her mother on her social-work rounds to immigrant families from Senegal, Morocco, Algeria, and other parts of Africa. Tijoux would play with the children while her mother worked.“For children of immigrants in France, hip-hop became a sort of land for those of us who felt landless,” Tijoux said during an interview at a pizza parlor near Harvard Square. “We felt displaced, but hip-hop made us feel restored.”To talk about the genre’s relevance as a tool of expression for marginalized groups, the French-Chilean rapper came to Harvard for a presentation Tuesday evening called “Ana Tijoux: Shock! Music for International Social Justice,” for which all tickets were distributed in a few hours.Tijoux, 38, has made a name for herself as an emcee who raps about female objectification, anti-colonialism, feminism, and other social issues to tracks charged by panpipe flutes, charangos, and other Latin American folk instruments. The New York Times has called her “South America’s answer to Lauryn Hill,” and music critic Jon Pareles described her beat and flow as “calmly assertive, never strident.”With her unique style, Tijoux’s music has crossed Chile’s borders. Her song “1977” was featured in “Breaking Bad,” while her political views earned her an interview on the television show “Democracy Now!”Tijoux said her life informs her art and she learned her support for underdogs from her mother and her beloved Chile. In “Somos Sur” (“We Are the South”), she raps with Palestinian rapper Shadia Mansour about the value of resistance. In “Shock,” she criticizes neoliberalism and governmental corruption. In “Antipatriarca,” she sings with feminist ardor, “I won’t be the one who obeys, because my body belongs to me / I don’t walk behind you, I walk alongside here.”Before her talk at Harvard, Tijoux, whose real name is Ana Maria Merino, recalled her beginnings as a rapper in Chile in the late 1990s with the group Makiza. With her hair in braids, a baseball cap backwards on her head, and a bright Mexican blanket on her back, she answered questions with rapid-fire speech, Chilean slang, and lots of smiles.Her family returned to Chile after the end of the military dictatorship that ruled the country for nearly 30 years. She struggled trying to adapt during her first years in her new home, and hip-hop rescued her. “Hip-hop gave me an identity to express my frustration and anger,” she said. “It was a catharsis and it was cheaper than therapy.”But success came too fast, she said. She broke with her group and returned to France, where she worked for three years as a nanny, secretary, and janitor, all to avoid singing. When she went back to Chile, it was for good.Today, after several Grammy nominations, tours across the United States and Canada, and concerts in Latin America and Europe, Tijoux is at peace with fame. “My grandmother keeps all the articles and stories about me,” she said. “She likes that I’m getting recognized, and it’s fine with me.”Her two children, Luciano, 11, and Emilia, 3, keep her grounded, she said. She enjoys watching videos on the Internet with them — she doesn’t have a television at home — and preparing avocado with marraqueta (soft Chilean rolls) for breakfast.Tijoux said she relishes listening to Violeta Parra, a Chilean folklorist, activist, and one of her biggest musical influences. Hip-hop singers who talk about social injustice and criticize the woes of capitalism are following in Parra’s steps, she said.“Hip-hop was a reaction to the status quo,” she said. “It was a counter-proposal, a movement of anger against the concrete, an answer to the empire.”But hip-hop can also talk about love, motherhood, and women’s empowerment, said Tijoux.“Music has to be honest,” she said. “I have to talk about what I see and what I feel to be true to myself.”“Ana Tijoux: Shock! Music for International Social Justice” was sponsored by the Office of the Assistant to the President for Institutional Diversity and Equity, the Committee on Degrees in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, the Harvard College Women’s Center, the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, the Hiphop Archive & Research Institute, Fuerza Latina, and Queer Students and Allies. Ana Tijoux – VengoAna Tijoux ‘Vengo’last_img read more

TC’s Energy engages financial advisor for Ghana wave project

first_imgGhana-based power producer and wave energy projects developer TC’s Energy has hired Palewater Advisory Group (PAG) to act as its corporate finance advisor.PAG, a New-York based insvestmnet banking firm, will provide strategic advisory services to assist with the development of a financial strategy for the delivery of the 1000MW Seawave power project, being developed by TC’s Energy in collaboration with Swedish wave energy player Seabased.Also, PAG will advise on the IPO of the company in the US and the capital raising of $2 billion or more, according to TC’s Energy.PAG will also focus on assisting TC’s Energy in creating and executing new strategies for maximizing shareholder value through its full scope of investment banking services.Brian Kistler, President and CEO of Palewater Advisory Group, said: “The government support that this project continues to enjoy is overwhelming and given the fact that TC’s Energy has already secured an off-take agreement with the government of Ghana, PAG will use that as a springboard through which sufficient capital for the development and operation of the project is raised.”Prosper Melomey, CEO at Bridgewater Advisors, added: “TC’s Energy project will significantly impact Ghana’s energy generation capacity and positively stimulate the nation’s economic health. Bridgewater Advisors Limited in Ghana is therefore delighted to partner Palewater Advisory Group in Africa and MB Africa Investments on this groundbreaking capital raising agenda.”TC’s Energy aims to introduce wave power as a sustainable alternative of generating electricity to meet Ghana’s medium to long-term power challenges.The wave energy park, planned for Ada Estuary in Ghanian Greater Accra Region, has already completed its piloting phase, which included the installation of six wave energy converters, supplied by Seabased, with the combined output of 400kW.TC’s Energy said it is currently about to add on capacity to start generating in commercial scale, having signed a commercial order last year with Seabased for the delivery of upgraded wave energy converters that will expand the capacity of the plant for 5MW.Seabased’s wave energy technology is based on wave energy converters (WECs) with linear generators, deployed on the sea bed. The generating unit placed on the sea bed is connected to a buoy on the surface via a line, which captures the energy in the motion of the waves, enabling the WEC to generate electricity.last_img read more

FCP League:Wa All Stars 3-1 Kotoko

first_imgMichael Mensah inflicted more pain on former side Asante Kotoko to delay their title celebrations, as Wa All Stars beat the champions 3-1 in Tamale.The former Kotoko striker scored a brace as the Blues recorded their biggest win over the Porcupine Warriors since joining the elite division in 2007.The loss further holds back Kotoko’s winning of the competition as they still have a 10-point advantage over Heart of Lions, who have a game in hand on the leaders. There are three more matches to go.And it was Kotoko’s second straight home defeat as they continue to serve a temporal home ban from the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.Mensah scored in the 31st and 48th minutes to give his side a comfortable two-nil lead before Seidu Bancey pulled one back for Kotoko after 58 minutes.Kotoko’s push for the equaliser rather saw them pegged back as young defender Ismail Ganiyu scored to in the 76th minute. The champions were undeterred as they came close to scoring but Bancey missed from a spot kick to leave Kotoko with nothing more to fight for.In other results: Kotoko   1 – 3 Wa All Stars                             Berekum Chelsea 1 – 0 Dwarfs                             Liberty    2 – 1 Amidaus Profs.                            AshGold  0 – 0 Faisal                             Inter-Allies 1 – 0 Edubiase FC                              Hasaacas  3 – 0  Hearts of Oaklast_img read more

School construction is in full force, but it won’t affect class time at USD 353

first_imgOne of the many USD 353 construction projects will be the building of the new Wellington Middle School auxiliary gym and revamped parking lot. With the start of the 2015-16 school year, a new “drop off and pick up” policy will immediately go into effect. This procedure will eventually be the normal routine for WMS after the gym is built. More details of this route and other construction news is listed below.by Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow — Enrollment for the four elementary schools had to be moved to a central location due to construction in Wellington Schools. Even so, school officials say classes will begin Aug. 18 as scheduled. Construction will continue into 2017 thanks to a bond issue which passed in June 2014 by area voters to upgrade the schools and make them safer.The project began in late May with an anticipated completion date of spring 2017, according to Wellington Superintendent Rick Weiss.“Last week, we had to move enrollment for the elementary schools to a central location at the high school, as construction is still being done on the buildings,” Weiss said.Walz, Harman and Huffman of Kechi, Kan. was awarded the bid, after the $11.2 million bond issue passed last summer.“We have been told that the buildings will be ready for students when school starts, although construction will continue all year,” Weiss said.Currently, the offices are still being constructed at Washington and Lincoln elementary schools. The new offices will be a “safe” entrance, designed so that anyone entering the building will walk directly into the office first, Weiss said.“This will make it harder for an armed assailant to enter the classrooms,” Weiss said. “You can’t stop them, but can maybe slow them down and get law enforcement there sooner if needed. Unfortunately, this day and age, you have to think about that.”FEMA storm shelters, or “safe rooms” are being built at Roosevelt School and Eisenhower Elementary, as they were the only schools in the district lacking them. The room will double as a music room for the Eisenhower. Kennedy Elementary classrooms are being reconstructed, and a new heat and air system is also being installed at Washington.The middle school parking lot is being reconstructed, so a temporary drop-off and pick-up location has been established. They will also receive a new gym.“The middle school projects will be the last to see work on, especially the parking lot, as they want to make sure the other projects are completed first,” Weiss said.For those with middle school students, patrons and visitors, the drop-off and pick-up procedure will be different than in the past during construction (see illustration above). Beginning the first day of school, enter the parking lot off of 9th street and up the ramp, make an immedate left at the top of the ramp, and do not proceed north across the parking lot. The new route follows the fence line and brings the driver up to a designated drop-off and pick-up location.There are map available at the Wellington Middle School. Just call the middle school at 326-4320 for assistance.The high school is also receiving new offices with a safe entrance. When everything is done, Weiss said, all district staff will have identification cards instead of a traditional key,  as will the students. All schools will also be receiving security cameras.“It will be a system to make it more secure,” Weiss said.last_img read more