Balmain House / Fox Johnston

first_img 2012 “COPY” Houses ArchDaily Balmain House / Fox Johnston Balmain House / Fox JohnstonSave this projectSaveBalmain House / Fox Johnston CopyAbout this officeFox JohnstonOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSydneyHousesAustraliaPublished on August 10, 2013Cite: “Balmain House / Fox Johnston” 10 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abstract EarthPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesKingspan Insulated PanelsInsulated Wall Panels – Designwall R-seriesWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMBricksNelissenSpecial Bricks – Slips and HalvesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta cladding in Le TrèfleEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEASideboardsUSMLow Shelving – HallerTable LampsLeds-C4Lighting – ElampMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Balmain住宅/ Fox Johnston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 Year:  CopyHouses•Sydney, Australia photographs:  Brett BoardmanPhotographs:  Brett BoardmanSave this picture!© Brett BoardmanRecommended ProductsWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesText description provided by the architects. This house is designed to provide simple, functional, generous, private and light-filled living spaces for a young family, within the constraints of a small inner city block sandwiched between 14 adjacent properties. Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanThe 241-square metre north facing site, an elevated triangle, required particularly sensitive handling of height, volumes, overshadowing to maintain neighbours’ sunlight, privacy and views. Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanOur central idea was to wrap the original workers’ cottage with a continuous series of indoor and outdoor spaces, creating a dialogue between exterior and interiors, and letting light back into the deepest part of the house.Our other central concern was to maximize the family’s privacy and sense of space/outlook, without compromising the privacy of the multiple surrounding neighbours. Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanSpatially, we have used every single metre of the block to maximum advantage, setting up a dialogue between the garden space and the interior living areas to create the illusion of a bigger site.  Each downstairs living room – interior and exterior – ‘borrows’ space from the other, to maximize volume, light and air. Floating above the ground plane is a sculpted, faceted timber volume containing the main bedroom, ensuite, library/gallery and study.  The upstairs spaces have been carefully shaped and designed to preserve neighbouring views and sunshine, to open the house to sunlight and natural ventilation, and to provide views to garden vistas and the surrounding snippet harbour and Anzac Bridge views.Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanThe material palette is simple, natural and textural with sustainability and reducing energy useage key considerations. A natural ventilation system is provided in the new house, using a temperature controlled extractor fan over the central void. This void also has large sashless windows that enable all the heat to be quickly expelled from the house on hot summer evenings.  The house is serviced by a hydronic heating system that runs the hot water through the slab in the new section and into traditional radiators in the renovated existing cottage.Save this picture!First & Roof Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessUpdate: Aspen Art Museum / Shigeru Ban ArchitectsArticles19 Dwellings on Viana Street / García Floquet ArquitectosSelected Projects Share Projects Area:  360 m² Area:  360 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Brett Boardman+ 12 Share 2012 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/411966/balmain-house-fox-johnston Clipboard Australia Photographs Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/411966/balmain-house-fox-johnston Clipboard “COPY” Architects: Fox Johnston Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

Chilled peaches, blueberries

first_imgGeorgia’s recent abnormally cold weather has been good for its developing peach and blueberry crops. But a warm spell now could cause blooms to emerge too soon. Because of the extended cold spell, chill hours, or hours below 45 degrees, have accumulated rapidly across the state. Peaches and blueberries, two major crops for the state, need a certain amount of these hours during their dormancy in winter to perform well during the growing season.Chill hours are in excess of 800 across much of middle and south Georgia. This means that many varieties of peaches and blueberries have reached or are near the number of chill hours needed to break their dormancy. Any extended period of temperatures in the 70s now could result in blueberries and peaches flowering. If early flowering occurs, peaches and blueberries will be very susceptible to a damaging late winter or spring freeze. Producers are encouraged to take appropriate action to protect their crops from a possible freeze.Agricultural fields are expected to remain near saturation through March. Late winter and spring field work is expected to be delayed. The wet soils mean that flood risk is enhanced statewide. The current El Niño winter pattern is expected to continue with below-normal temperatures and above-normal precipitation through March.It is not unusual for an extended dry period to follow an El Niño winter, with the dryness beginning mid-spring. Up-to-date weather information, including chill hours, may be found at www.georgiaweather.net.last_img read more

More transparency = more credit union accounts

first_imgby: Henry MeierBy many measures these are both the best of times and worst of times for credit union membership.  On the one hand credit union accounts exceeded the 100 million mark and there has been a sharp increase in members identifying credit unions as their primary financial institution in the aftermath of the Mortgage Meltdown; on the other hand membership declined in 2014 at credit unions with $500 million or less in assets and an estimated 85% of credit union members also have accounts with banks.Two things are going on here: First, as I argued yesterday, the industry as a whole has not done a good enough job of distinguishing its brand from banks or of demonstrating the value of its brand.A second reason is that it’s harder to switch financial institutions than it should be. More should be done to let consumers seamlessly dump their bank for better service.  Our relatives in England are providing an example of how this might work and credit unions should push for adoption of a similar model in the U.S.In 2011 a UK Government commission on banking reform proposed making it easier for consumers to switch banks.  After an infrastructure investment of  more than a  billion dollars and  some arm twisting a system started in 2013 under which  It takes no more than seven business days to switch accounts to a new bank.  Members choose when they want the transfer to take place and the switch is handled between the two banks. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more