Forest Villa Voorschoten / Architect eigen huis

first_img Tijmen Versluis Residential Architecture Forest Villa Voorschoten / Architect eigen huis ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  “COPY” Lead Architects: The Netherlands Forest Villa Voorschoten / Architect eigen huisSave this projectSaveForest Villa Voorschoten / Architect eigen huis CopyResidential Architecture, Houses•Voorschoten, The Netherlands Products translation missing: Projects Area:  290 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img Architects: Architect eigen huis Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Martijn Heil / De Architectuurguide+ 10Curated by María Francisca González Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily Products used in this ProjectCurtain WallsReynaers AluminiumCurtain WallsDoorsReynaers AluminiumSliding Systems – Hi-Finity®Save this picture!© Martijn Heil / De ArchitectuurguideText description provided by the architects. Architect eigen huis (Dutch for architect own house) has designed a contemporary barn house on the domain of castle Duivenvoorde, Voorschoten, the Netherlands. The location is adjacent to a beautiful dense forest, which is part of a natural reserve. The house is placed alongside the forest to emphasize the contrast between the open landscape and the forest experience. The rooms in the house benefit from entirely different views on every side of the house.Save this picture!© Martijn Heil / De ArchitectuurguideIn the morning coffee is taken on the porch. The lower morning sun enters underneath the adjacent tree canopy. The roof of the porch has mobile slats that can serve as a rainproof surface. They can also be opened to let more light enter the house. With a large window of 8,5 meters wide, the kitchen provides a panoramic view of the ever changing forest. The architect also made the design for fixed interior elements, including the kitchen.Save this picture!© Martijn Heil / De ArchitectuurguideThe living room is west-orientated and has a pleasant size. A minimalistic sliding door, which is divided into three sections, can be opened automatically. By doing this the living room seamlessly transcends into the outdoor terrace. A large sunscreen is integrated in the detailing to provide the necessary shade in summertime.Save this picture!© Martijn Heil / De ArchitectuurguideThe dining room, kitchen and living room are linear aligned, but are separated by stylish, semi-transparent panels. Sliding the doors creates one large loft-like space and a completely different atmosphere.Save this picture!Plan – SectionThe facade and roof are fully covered with modified wood. The modifying process has made it extremely durable and suited for this way of application. At both the front and back, the roof is extended and creates fascinating shadow patterns. A glass incision in the roof brings abundant light in the hallway, as well as, through a glass floor, in the kitchen area.Save this picture!© Martijn Heil / De ArchitectuurguideArchitect eigen huis is a label by Appel Architecten, which specializes in sustainable private housing design.Project gallerySee allShow lessHow Surrealism Has Shaped Contemporary ArchitectureArticlesNo One is Born Modern: The Early Works of 20th Century Architecture IconsArticles Share 2016 Manufacturers: GIRA, Reynaers Aluminium, Daikin, Foreco, Kalfire, Rimadesio, Schellevis, BRUSTOR Photographs Photographs:  Martijn Heil / De Architectuurguide Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeArchitect eigen huisOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesVoorschotenThe NetherlandsPublished on June 06, 2018Cite: “Forest Villa Voorschoten / Architect eigen huis” 06 Jun 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CorneringWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoInternal Walls – Trimoterm, Qbiss OneGlassSolarluxWintergarden – SDL Akzent plusSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement Bonded Particle Board – VirocPaintKEIMMineral Paint in Hunters Point LibraryCabinetsburgbadMid-Height Cabinet – EssentoSignage / Display SystemsGlasbau HahnMuseum Display CasesMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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

Swiss longevity ‘massively underestimated’, Towers Watson warns

first_imgHe added that this would lead to further re-distributions of assets from active to retired members, as pension payouts that are already running cannot be adjusted in Switzerland.Zanella said the “mistake” had not revealed itself to date because good returns had helped fill pension funds’ buffers.But now, in a low interest and low-yield environment, he said there was “urgent need for action” – both from pension funds and politicians.A recent pension fund survey by Aon Hewitt found that most Swiss pension funds are still using so-called ‘period mortality tables’, where an unchanging increase in longevity is assumed.At the presentation of the study in Zurich, Marianne Frei, actuarial expert at the consultancy, said only a handful of schemes were using generation mortality tables, allowing for changes in longevity assumptions.Ljudmila Bertschi, pension fund expert at Towers Watson, urged pension funds to adjust their longevity assumptions to better reflect the make-up of their membership.She pointed out that highly qualified males, for example, which have higher pension benefits on average, also had a 20% lower mortality rate than the average Swiss male.Towers Watson argued that reducing the conversion rate and introducing flexible pension payouts would initially burden active members.It has therefore called on the government and pension funds to allow a more flexible approach to asset allocation, enabling a ‘dynamic risk budgeting’ that includes longevity risk.In addition, contributions to pension systems will have to increase to cover the gap, it said. Swiss pension funds are miscalculating their members’ longevity by almost 20 days a year, Towers Watson has warned.According to the consultancy’s calculations, Swiss longevity is increasing by 1.74 months per year – not 1.1 months, as most mortality tables currently estimate.This means a woman aged 65 in 2030, for example, might live for another 32.2 years instead of 25.3 years.Peter Zanella, head of retirement solutions at Towers Watson Zurich, said: “For the delta of almost seven years in this example, Pensionskassen do not have enough accrued assets.”last_img read more

Kiwis want more action on child poverty – but not higher taxes

first_imgNZ Herald 5 September 2014Most New Zealanders want more done to fix child poverty – but not if it means higher taxes to pay for it. A poll of 1013 people for the Child Poverty Action Group has found that 51 per cent of New Zealanders believe the current Government is not doing enough to address child poverty. Only 19 per cent believe it is doing enough. But only 36 per cent would be willing to pay higher taxes if that was necessary to reduce child poverty. A slightly higher number, 38 per cent, would not be willing to pay higher taxes if necessary, and 26 per cent were unsure. The poll was conducted by MMResearch from June 10-16 using an online panel designed to be representative of all adults aged 18-plus and has a margin of error of 3.1 per cent.…The poll found that 80 per cent of people agreed that child poverty is a problem in New Zealand. Only 13 per cent disagreed. They were then asked to write, unprompted, what they believed was the primary cause of child poverty. Answers were split evenly: 40 per cent listed economic factors such as low wages, unemployment and the widening gap between rich and poor; but another 40 per cent blamed the parents, listing factors such as neglect, not prioritising children, not budgeting, and spending too much on alcohol, cigarettes and drugs. Other suggestions included welfare, housing and political issues (12 per cent), uneducated parents (9 per cent) and having too many children (8 per cent). There was a clear age divide, with the numbers blaming parents rising from 29 per cent in the youngest age group (18-24) to 50 per cent in the oldest group (55-plus).…Only 18 per cent of Aucklanders said they personally knew any child living in poverty, compared with 23 per cent in the rest of the northern North Island, 28 per cent in the lower North Island and 30 per cent in the South Island.… Asked about the effectiveness of 11 suggested actions to reduce child poverty, there was most agreement (92 per cent) with the effectiveness of the Government’s policy of free doctors’ visits for children under 6, increasing to children under 13 from July 2015. The Labour Party also proposes free doctors’ visits for children under 13, while the Greens propose free visits until children turn 18.Other actions judged to be effective were: KidsCan’s programmes donating shoes and raincoats to children in low-decile schools (88 per cent), volunteers helping in schools and communities (88 per cent), targeting businesses to provide food (83 per cent), improvements to housing such as subsidised insulation (82 per cent) and Fonterra’s free milk in schools programme (79 per cent).None of these would require more taxpayer funding.Asked specifically whether four programmes should be available universally or only to a defined target group, 77 per cent supported universal free doctors’ visits for all children under 18 (19 per cent opposed), and 74 per cent supported Fonterra’s programme of universal free milk in schools (also 19 per cent opposed).But people were split 46 per cent each way on whether improvements to housing such as subsidised insulation should be available universally, as the Greens advocate, or only to a targeted group, as at present.Only 41 per cent supported Child Poverty Action’s key policy of universal tax credits for all children with young children, with 46 per cent supporting credits only for a targeted low-income group as at present. read more

Ospreys brush aside Connacht

first_img Press Association The home side overcame the loss of 18 players through injury and international call-ups to defeat an Irish side, which made too many basic errors in a disappointing performance. Ospreys controlled a dreadful first half but could not make it pay as the scores were level at the interval but once Jeff Hassler had scored the opening try, the hosts ensured that there was only going to be one winner. Early in the second half, Ronaldson had a chance to put Connacht in front for the first time but his kick from halfway was off target – but minutes later he was successful with an easier kick. Ospreys were struggling in the scrums so replaced Aaron Jarvis with Dmitri Arhip and almost immediately it paid dividends as Dan Evans produced a fine break to send Hassler on a 35-metre run to the line. Davies converted and soon added two further penalties to put Ospreys back in control. Ronaldson missed a penalty before Roberts made the game safe when he collected a scoring pass from replacement, Ashley Beck for a try, which Davies converted before kicking another penalty. Connacht had the final say when with three minutes remaining, McKeon finished off a line-out drive for a consolation try. Ospreys maintained their unbeaten record in the Guinness PRO12 with a comfortable victory over Connacht at the Liberty Stadium. Scrum-half Martin Roberts, scored Ospreys other try with Sam Davies kicking four penalties and two conversions with Connacht replying with two penalties from Craig Ronaldson and a late try by Eoin McKeon. Ospreys included debutant Ieuan Jones at number eight, following his short-term loan move from Cardiff Blues. Connacht were able to select Rodney Ah-You and Kieran Marmion in their starting line-up as both had been temporarily released from Ireland’s training camp. Ospreys started strongly and had two early chances for points. Davies missed his first penalty attempt but made no mistake with his second to put the home side ahead after four minutes. The hosts continued to dominate, helped by their opponents regularly losing line-outs on their throw, and they came close to scoring the first try of the match but Tom Grabham was narrowly denied as he attempted to finish off a flowing move from the hosts. Connacht suffered an early injury blow when wing Niyi Adeolokun limped off to be replaced by Darragh Leader, who had also been released from the national training squad. Ospreys were penalised at set scrum to give the visitors their first opportunity but Ronaldson was unable to take advantage as his kick was wide of the mark, leaving the Welsh side 3-0 ahead at the end of an uneventful first quarter. Davies should then have put his side further ahead but he could not succeed with a straightforward penalty attempt and it was left to Ronaldson to tie up the scores by firing over a penalty for a 3-3 half-time scoreline. last_img read more

Tough Questions

first_imgPhoto courtesy of Dan AvilaThe Institute for Armenian Studies hosted a discussion on Monday called “A Middle East with No Minorities,” featuring Dr. Paul Haidostian, president of Haigazian University in Beirut. The discussion focused on the impact of conflict in the Middle East on minorities.last_img