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FTSE rallies on strong corporate news

first_img Strong corporate earnings data have pulled stocks back to levels prior to Japan’s earthquake and tsunami crisis today despite fresh unrest spreading in the Middle East.The FTSE 100 closed up 0.34 per cent at 5,900.76 as traders bought into undervalued stocks and positive broker notes while remaining unfazed by geopolitical issues. “The speed of recovery in stock prices has done much to rejuvenate investor optimism and it has been quite telling that the UK index has not taken long to break through resistance levels on its way higher,” said City Index market strategist Joshua Raymond. “Of course, the sharp recovery does open the door for bouts of profit taking but as long as investors perceive share price falls as buying opportunities, the FTSE could make a retest of the 6100 level in the near term.”Software developer Invensys topped the risers board, up 3.5 per cent to close at 353.1p, as it bounced back from worries over the departure of its chief executive Ulf Henriksson. Other risers included Cillit Bang maker Reckitt Benckiser, up 3.1 per cent to 3,160p after Bank of America Merrill Lynch upgraded its rating to “buy”; and engineer GKN, up two per cent to 198p.Miners also boosted the index, with Mexican silver producer Fresnillo up 1.8 per cent to 1560p. But broker updates also hit companies on the downside: biggest faller Autonomy was on the receiving end of a JPMorgan note cutting its full-year 2012 earnings estimate for the software firm, citing deteriorating earnings quality.And UK retailers continue to experience turbulence, with CMC Markets analyst Michael Hewson saying that Marks and Spencer, B&Q owner Kingfisher and Next all lost ground after yesterday’s surprise gains.Oil major BP fell this morning after its Russian plan to co-explore with Rosneft received another setback with the extension of an injunction to prevent strategic partnership granted to its disgruntled Russian joint venture partner AAR. But it regained ground yesterday as investors viewed it as a buying opportunity, and closed up 0.55 per cent at 483.55p. Life insurance fund consolidator Resolution fell 2.6 per cent to end at 281.80 despite saying some of its £1bn cash pile may be returned to investors this year. And television broadcaster ITV fell for a second day, down 2.2 per cent to finish at 80.65p, after analysts said its model was threatened by the use of the internet to watch programmes.In the US, stellar results by software giant Oracle caused the markets to open higher though BlackBerry maker Research in Motion remained in the red all day as investors feared its devices and operating systems will be unable to match Apple and Google’s.All three major stock indexes look as if they may post gains for the week after two straight weeks of declines, with the S&P 500 on track to notch up its best week in eight.Oracle jumped 3.3 per cent to $33.20 (£20.50) and has been the Nasdaq’s most actively traded name a day after forecasting a rise in new software sales for its current fiscal quarter.“Apple shares were also in focus today with the launch of the iPad 2 in the UK,” Hewson said.At 4pm local time, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 41.13 points, or 0.34 percent, at 12,211.69. The S&P 500 Index was up 3.8 points, or 0.29 per cent, at 1,313.46. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 7.45 points, or 0.27 per cent, at 2,743.87. alison.lock Tags: NULL Friday 25 March 2011 4:05 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBePeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Herald FTSE rallies on strong corporate news Show Comments ▼ whatsapp whatsapp Sharelast_img read more

Aluminium Extrusion Industries Plc (ALEX.ng) HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgAluminium Extrusion Industries Plc (ALEX.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Aluminium Extrusion Industries Plc (ALEX.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Aluminium Extrusion Industries Plc (ALEX.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Aluminium Extrusion Industries Plc (ALEX.ng)  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileAluminium Extrusion Industries Plc (NIGALEX) is a leading manufacturing company in Nigeria producing and marketing extruded aluminium products and coloured and wood products. Products in its extensive range include Cego flyscreens; projected window systems for institutions in the education, government, military and commercial sectors; industrial door systems designed for versatility and performance; partitioning systems with robust wear and tear features; multi-purpose stock extrusions for the maritime, aviation and construction sectors; swing door systems for commercial entrances; sliding window systems with removable operating sashes and bead-glazed; fixed louvres with fabricated railings; special provides available in round bars, T-sections, symmetric and square aluminium frames; curtain walls attached to building structures; AS46 flyscreens and customised fixed casements (windows and doors). NIGALEX has annual capacity of 5 000 tonnes of aluminium extrusion products and produces profiles in a press finish, wood finish, silver and bronze colour palette and modern powder-coated forms. The company has operations in Aba Abuja to serve the eastern and northern regions of Nigeria. Its head office is in Imo State, Nigeria. Aluminium Extrusion Industries Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Should you buy Greggs stock now the vegan steak bake is out?

first_imgShould you buy Greggs stock now the vegan steak bake is out? See all posts by Michael Taylor Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. In 2013, Greggs (LSE: GRG) shares were less than 400p. Now, they’re trading not far from 2,400p.Does that mean we have missed the boat? Well, maybe. Or maybe not. The upside in stocks is theoretically unlimited and as long as a business can keep sustainably growing its earnings, then there is no reason why the stock can’t keep going up.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Greggs has benefitted from a national rollout and by providing low-cost food en masse. But whereas Greggs used to be associated with ‘cheap’, its image is no longer that of a price-focused baker for those who cannot afford to pay more. Greggs has made huge inroads among more affluent consumers, and has certainly improved the quality of its offering.In the company’s last trading update on November 11, it announced that its own-shop like-for-likes were up 8.3% for the six weeks to November 9 against the previous year’s comparative period.Total sales were also up 12.4% in this period. That does not sound like a business that is slowing down.The release of the ‘vegan roll’Last year, Greggs released the ‘vegan roll’ — a vegan-friendly take on its classic sausage roll. This was an astounding success, with the launch attracting much publicity. Management clearly tapped into an unmet need and has been rewarded with stellar results. By having the foresight to be ahead of the competition and get a vegan product out there early on, the company has benefitted from a market that had previously been ignored and under-serviced. Should you buy Greggs stock?I have previously been a shareholder of Greggs — and I bought back in recently. Clearly, the company is doing the right things. The release of the new vegan steak bake shows that management is focusing on the right market, and others are following suit as both Costa and McDonald’s announced this month menu changes that will include more vegetarian options. The company has a strong balance sheet, with net assets coming in at £335.5m.Receivables stand at just over £23m, with payables slightly above £114m. This is great, because it means Greggs is collecting cash from its buyers a lot faster than it is paying out its suppliers.If receivables were a lot higher, then this would mean a lot of cash is owed to Greggs that has not actually been paid. Because receivables are much lower in relation to payables, we can assume that Greggs has good cash collection procedures.High payables is also a good thing for the firm, because what this really means is that cash stays in the business for longer.The company is growing, and has an eye now on the breakfast market. This is an area where Greggs has been poor but aims to improve this. It is also currently in the process of opening drive-through units. My personal opinion is that Greggs is a quality company and there is further upside in the share price. However everyone has different investment strategies and risk profiles. But I certainly think anyone could do far worse than considering this stock as an addition to a portfolio.  “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Michael Taylor owns shares in Greggs. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images. center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Michael Taylor | Friday, 3rd January, 2020 | More on: GRG I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

Forget gold and Bitcoin. I’d buy these 2 crashing UK shares today to make a million

first_imgForget gold and Bitcoin. I’d buy these 2 crashing UK shares today to make a million Peter Stephens | Friday, 3rd July, 2020 | More on: GSK RMV The 2020 stock market crash means that many UK shares now trade on low valuations. Although a recovery may seem unlikely at the present time, the track records of indices such as the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 suggest that it is set to occur over the coming years.As such, now could be the right time to buy a selection of stocks while they trade at attractive prices. They could deliver higher returns than gold or Bitcoin over the long run.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…With that in mind, here are two UK shares that appear to offer margins of safety following their stock price falls in 2020. They could boost your portfolio returns, and help you to make a million.RightmoveRightmove’s (LSE: RMV) recent stock price decline suggests that it could be worth buying in a portfolio of UK shares. The company’s market value has dropped by 13% since the start of the year, as lockdown measures have contributed to a 3.8% decline in its membership numbers. This may mean that the company’s sales come under pressure in the short run.However, the business reported a relatively sound trading update recently. It noted that visits to its site have been high over recent weeks, while measures taken to improve its financial position could allow it to overcome what may prove to be a challenging period for the housing market.With a dominant market position and a strong prospect of a long-term recovery in housing transactions, the outlook for the stock appears to be attractive. Certainly, further volatility is likely in the short run, as is the case for many UK shares. However, long-term investors could generate impressive returns from buying the stock today and holding it over the coming years.GSK: defensive appeal among crashing UK sharesAnother FTSE 100 stock that could be worth adding to a portfolio of UK shares is GSK (LSE: GSK). The company’s recent quarterly update showed that it is performing relatively well during what is a challenging period for many businesses. This defensive appeal could make it an attractive proposition at a time when the growth prospects for the world economy are very unpredictable.As well as its relatively resilient business model, GSK is experiencing strong sales growth. For example, it reported a rise in revenue of 19% in the first quarter, with adjusted profit increasing by 26% over the same time period. With it also announcing developments to its pipeline, as well as plans to reshape its structure, the long-term prospects for the business could improve.Therefore, after its 7% share price decline since the start of the year, GSK could offer good value for money. It may catalyse a portfolio of UK shares, and increase your chances of making a million over the long run. Peter Stephens owns shares of GlaxoSmithKline. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended GlaxoSmithKline. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Rightmove. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Image source: Getty Images “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.center_img See all posts by Peter Stephens I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.last_img read more

A juice company dumped orange peels in a deforested area, and…

first_imgCompared to the adjacent land, Treuer said the side-by-side comparison was like “night and day.”“It was just hard to believe that the only difference between the two areas was a bunch of orange peels. They look like completely different ecosystems,” he says.The vegetation was so incredibly thick; they could still not locate the sign.The results of their findings were published, it showed just how much the discarded fruit assisted in the new forest growth. The Voice of the EnvironmentBy Ashley Brewer of shareably.coA couple of ecologists named Daniel Janzen and Winnie Hallwachs had an idea for a local orange juice company in Costa Rica — little did they know, their idea would lead to a discovery of a lifetime.In 1997, the pair approached the orange juice company and had a proposition for them. If they donated a piece of completely unspoiled, forested land to the Área de Conservación Guanacaste, then they could dump their discarded peels and pulp free of charge.The place where they would dump the orange juice waste was a heavily grazed and deforested piece of land. The orange juice company agreed to the bargain.A year later, a thousand trucks came and dumped over 12,000 metric tons of messy, sticky, orange-compost onto the land. Please enter your comment! TAGSThe Voice of the Environment Previous articleApple’s $1 trillion value doesn’t mean it’s the ‘biggest’ companyNext articleWhat is your “precious”? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Treuer and his team from Princeton would set out to study the incredible area for the next three years. They were absolutely astounded at what they were learning.On the adjacent plot, without orange peels, there was only one dominant species of tree. On the side with the discarded orange peels, there were over two dozen species of thriving vegetation.There was better soil, a healthier forest canopy, large, strong trees, and a new species of weasel appeared — all because of the discarded fruit from over a decade ago.“You could have had 20 people climbing in that tree at once and it would have supported the weight no problem,” says a co-author of the paper. “That thing was massive.”Their research essentially concludes that a secondary forest growth, one that grows after the first is torn down, is crucial to slowing down climate change. This was a game-changing discovery.They have found that new-growth forests absorb and store carbon in the atmosphere at 11 times the rate of an old-growth forest. Treuer thinks that if we can replicate this experiment all over the world, it could help the world’s atmosphere restore itself.Up to half of produce in the United States is discarded in landfills — adopting this idea across the country could help deforested areas across the nation.“We don’t want companies to go out there willy-nilly just dumping their waste all over the place, but if it’s scientifically driven and restorationists are involved in addition to companies, this is something I think has really high potential,” Treuer says.In 2015, Treuer was finally able to clear out enough of the thick vegetation to locate that lost sign that they had placed there almost 20 years prior. It was symbolic of the miraculous transformation of the land.With the help of some fruit, we could change the way we deal with waste and save the environment in one fell swoop. He wandered around for half an hour, and without any luck, couldn’t find the sign that Janzen had him set out to locate. Treuer called Janzen for some more details about the sign’s location.He returned a week later to the exact spot that Janzen elaborated on — but still, there was no sign in sight. They knew, though, that this was the plot of land they had the company dump on so many years ago.When they realized they were looking at the correct plot of land, they were shocked. It looked nothing like the surrounding area anymore. The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The plot of land with the orange peels and pulp was left untouched for over a decade. They had created a nice big sign with yellow lettering to mark the location and the event that had taken place.After 16 years, Janzen had a graduate student named Timothy Treuer take a look at the spot and report back with his findings. He gave him directions to the sign they created; there shouldn’t be any issues locating the plot.Treuer went back to the land where the orange compost was dumped, but he couldn’t locate the sign anywhere. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Florida Hospital changes its name

first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Announces major initiatives to transform healthcare as transition to AdventHealth beginsFlorida Hospital today announced it will soon be AdventHealth, part of a new consumer-centric, national brand based in Central Florida.As part of the brand announcement, the organization unveiled new initiatives that will transform health care, including the creation of the region’s first comprehensive genomic health center.“Florida Hospital was built on a strong foundation, but it’s time we turn from the past and take a leap into the future,” said Florida Hospital President and CEO Daryl Tol. “We’re creating a health care system that’s easier to navigate, simpler to understand, more convenient, and — most importantly — focused on keeping people healthy.”All of Adventist Health System’s wholly owned hospitals and hundreds of care sites across the country, including the entire Florida Hospital network, will adopt the AdventHealth name effective Jan. 2. In Central Florida, this includes dozens of hospitals, Centra Care urgent centers, and Florida Hospital Medical Group practices.As part of the transition, Tol announced several new initiatives:Creation of the Center for Genomic Health: From disease prevention to diagnosis to treatment, genomics is the future of medicine. With genomic profiles, physicians and researchers are able to determine with unprecedented accuracy if someone is at risk for cancer, heart disease and other conditions. The foundational work for the new Center for Genomic Health will begin in 2019, and soon AdventHealth Orlando will provide comprehensive genomics testing, analysis, interpretation and genetic counseling services.Spiritual Wholeness Screening Outside the Hospital:  More than 80 percent of Florida Hospital’s patients are seen at physician practices, in labs, Centra Cares or other outpatient settings, and don’t have access to spiritual services routinely provided in hospitals. To deepen the commitment to treating the whole person — body, mind and spirit — AdventHealth is launching a wholeness screening program in outpatient offices. Physicians are being trained how to address four core questions with their patients, such as, “Do you have a source of joy in your life?” and “Do you have someone who loves and cares for you?” If a spiritual, social or emotional need is identified, specially trained team members will respond accordingly and provide follow-up care and support.Making health one click away: AdventHealth will roll out new platforms for consumers to access their medical records, make appointments, easily pay bills, and have a virtual doctor’s visit. Tools such as Apple Health Records are underway, and other virtual platforms will make health care as simple as calling for a ride or ordering a pair of shoes. To celebrate the new brand rollout in 2019, AdventHealth will make eCare free to all consumers during the month of January. Florida Hospital eCare allows patients to see a doctor or nurse practitioner via their smartphone or tablet, accessing care without ever having to leave home.“‘Advent’ signals the arrival of something of great significance. For us, it’s a new way of caring for our community,” Tol said. “We are steadfast in our innovation and research, building world-class clinical teams who deliver compassionate care, and bringing hope and healing to all our neighbors. We’ve talked a lot about the concept of ‘someday.’ Someday is today.” Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSAdventHealthFlorida Hospital Previous articleAbove average rainfall continues across the districtNext articleApopka Police Department Arrest Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! Please enter your name herelast_img read more

Concrete House / BAK Architects

first_img Argentina 2007 ArchDaily Architects: BAK arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/309365/concrete-house-bak-architects Clipboard “COPY” Concrete House / BAK ArchitectsSave this projectSaveConcrete House / BAK ArchitectsSave this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenHouses•Mar Azul, Argentina Projects Area:  90 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Daniela Mac Adden+ 35 Sharecenter_img CopyAbout this officeBAK arquitectosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMar AzulHousesArgentinaPublished on December 24, 2012Cite: “Concrete House / BAK Architects” 24 Dec 2012. 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 Houses Concrete House / BAK Architects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/309365/concrete-house-bak-architects Clipboard CopySave this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenRecommended ProductsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. Mar Azul is a seaside town at 400km south of Buenos Aires, characterized for his large dune beach and his leafy coniferous forest. The owners had chosen a place in the forest with a challenging topography, away from the sea and from the most inhabited areas, to construct a cottage without loosing the important presence of the landscape.Save this picture!SectionThe experience of a constructed house in the same landscape (Mar Azul House), with satisfactory results, allowed us to perform and develop functional and aesthetics-constructed issues in the next project, emphasizing the performance of the selected system and solving the location in the complex topography. At the moment of choosing the construction alternatives we focus on a low budget, a reduced impact in the landscape, minimum or none posterior maintenance and a short time of construction. According to these parameters, the house was solved like a concrete prism of extended proportions and minimum height. It is located on a flat surface in a field that has a strong diagonal slope (a difference of 6m between opposite corners). On this way it is scarcely modified the section of dune and the views are not interrupted from the bordering fields to the broad landscape, so that years later only a floor would be observed (in fact, the ceiling of the house), covered by dry foliage of the pines.Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenThe construction is located parallel to the short side of the field and the slope of the dune is oblique respect to the orthogonal one, the house appears half-buried in one of its angles and with its foundations exposed in the opposite one. Consequently, the pure form that contains the summer activities seems to emerge from the dune with two differentiates façades. The SW façade is sunk in the sand with an opening that appears from the beginning to the end and which height is accompanying the slope of the dune. On the other hand, the NW façade is a curtain wall like a balcony that allows distant views but, at the same time, it is partially protected of the glances from the street by partition walls, that vary theirs position and amount according to the rooms they protect. The glasses reflect the landscape as the house is observed from outside, and they create and emphasize a series of vertical elements of much protagonism (true and reflected trees, true and reflected thin walls), that reduce the importance of the strong horizontal presence of the prism and offer to the observer changing sights while moving.Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenIt is a prototype plan. On the balcony façade one room follows the other, joined by the deck. On the sunken façade, we find the bathrooms and the kitchen, and in the end that goes “unburying itself”, the dining room. The house does not have a main entrance. It is a flexible construction in which we can get in by any of the rooms. The “concrete furniture” defines the dormitories. These ones are 0.70m separated from the curtain wall façade through two permanent windows that can be removed or replaced by doors. With this resource, anywhere in the house can be recompose the entire façade and each room is enlarged because it’s visually prolonged into the next. The place to park the car, the barbecue and the platform to sunbathe and refresh yourself and all the outdoor activities are determined by the place’s own topography and were not organized by functional reasons. It has also decided not to landscape the lot to maintain the quality of the natural landscape, which also has the advantage of requiring no maintenance other than the removal of pine trees when they dry.Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenIt was decided for this new experience to eliminate the structural iron cross section to take to the limit the concept of null later maintenance. The plan of the house (6.90m x 14m) is a reinforced concrete slab that rest in the partition walls of the main façade. In the opposite side was solved with a jutting out that makes possible an opening in all the extension without intermediate supports. The jutting out is supported by three partitions walls that move of the line of the façade. The inner partition walls are of rendered hollow bricks and painted with white latex. The floor is made of concrete screed cloths divided by plates of aluminum. The joins between walls and floor were solved with an aluminum cross section to the skirting board. The openings are of dark bronze anodizing aluminum. The heating system, since there is no gas service in the zone, was solved with a wood burning stove that acclimatizes the meeting place, the first dormitory and the corridor. The main dormitory and the baths are heated with electrical plates. Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenOur objective was to let natural light enter to all rooms, incorporating a light entrance above the concrete furniture that contains the wood burning stove. According to that objective, a slice was projected on the ceiling creating multiple luminance effects in the walls and also in the floor that vary along the day. The same happens to the shadows of the thin walls from the façade. The protection of light and visual from outside was solved by blackout curtains.Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenIt was specially designed for this house, made by recovered Canadian pines wood from motor boxes packing. The table is a concrete slab joined to exterior wall.Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessmodeLab Introduction to Processing Free WebinarArticlesRIBA’s ‘London Vauxhall – The Missing Link’ CompetitionArticles Share Year:  Photographslast_img read more

Pitch House / Atelier M+A

first_imgPhotographs:  Jaume Albert Martí , Masaki Harimoto Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses Projects Manufacturers: Accoya, Caesarstone, UCS Forest Group, Escenium HAUS, INNTEC, KoramicArchitect In Charge:Masaki Harimoto, Ng Ai HwaDesign Team:Steffi Marie Escalera Vinca, Chau Zi En, Trang Nguyen-PhamBuilder:IBuilders Pte LtdCountry:SingaporeMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Masaki HarimotoText description provided by the architects. The house is situated in an old residential district with predominant single-storey houses for the past century, and the recent reconstruction activities has seen sprouting of multiple-storey houses rising awkwardly within the neighbourhood. The Pitch House has been retained as a single storey house to preserve the existing scale of the houses in the neighbourhood. Save this picture!© Jaume Albert MartíA single pitch roof is designed to slope away from the three-storey high party wall of the adjacent house, and the roof is positioned low in height with a gentle roof angle. The car porch roof at the front of the house forms a layering effect with the main roof in the same angle. Save this picture!© Masaki HarimotoThe Pitch House is designed with a simple form, where the family of the house can unwind and enjoy tranquility in this suburban part of the island.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe interior space is intimate in scale, with the Living room opening out to the front patio and towards the garden, to serve as an extended space for family activities and occasional outdoor dining. Save this picture!© Jaume Albert MartíAn indoor open courtyard is also inserted in the middle of the house for the Master Bedroom to enjoy outdoor space.Save this picture!© Jaume Albert MartíIn line with its simple form, the house also employs simplicity in its materials. In this tiny island where land is scarce and the city is overcrowded with development, the Pitch House remains single-storey and petite in size as it blends quietly with its neighbourhood.Save this picture!© Masaki HarimotoProduct Description. We used the ‘Accoya’ wood as it is stable and durable as an outdoor timber material, it does not warp, split, expand or rot which is crucial, especially with the humid climate in Singapore. Project gallerySee allShow lessZCB Bamboo Pavilion / The Chinese University of Hong Kong School of ArchitectureSelected ProjectsYangzhou Li Ning Sports Park / Australia PT Design Consultants LimitedSelected Projects Share Architects: Atelier M+A Area Area of this architecture project Pitch House / Atelier M+ASave this projectSavePitch House / Atelier M+A Save this picture!© Jaume Albert Martí+ 32 Share CopyHouses•Singapore Area:  160 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Year: center_img Pitch House / Atelier M+A “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/800885/pitch-house-atelier-m-plus-a Clipboard Photographs ArchDaily 2016 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/800885/pitch-house-atelier-m-plus-a Clipboard Singapore CopyAbout this officeAtelier M+AOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSingaporePublished on December 10, 2016Cite: “Pitch House / Atelier M+A” 09 Dec 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore 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

Oxfam launches ‘gentleman’s outfitters’ shop in London’s Mayfair

first_imgOxfam launches ‘gentleman’s outfitters’ shop in London’s Mayfair Howard Lake | 2 March 2006 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Tradingcenter_img  20 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The shop is another of Oxfam’s efforts to provide niche shops to counter changing market conditions, in this case the rise of discount retailers like Primark and Matalan. Oxfam’s new trading developments have included the first Oxfam bookshop in Oxford in 1988, and an Oxfam designer shop in London’s Covent Garden.The lease for this new shop lasts for 18 months and has been donated anonymously. Oxfam has launched a new style of charity shop in central London, focusing on top of the range menswear clothing. According to Third Sector the shop took a remarkable £3,000 on its first day of trading last weekend.The shop at 71 New Bond Street is intentionally designed not to look like a traditional charity shop. Its racks include items from Versace, Dior Homme, Prada and Diesel. Neighbouring shops include Its Dolce & Gabbana and Calvin Klein.All items on sale have been stockpiled from donations made to all of Oxfam’s London stores over the last six months. Advertisementlast_img read more

Charity: water takes donations via Facebook Messenger bot

first_imgCharity: water takes donations via Facebook Messenger bot charity: water is now handling donations via a bot on Facebook Messenger, and claims to be the first nonprofit to do so.Messenger users can interact with the nonprofit, which opened its UK and European office in June, via Facebook Messenger. The nonprofit’s bot will respond automatically to certain trigger words, such as “donate”, with relevant options. Respond to the “Join us” option, for example, and the bot invites you to register your email address with the charity.If you ask about making a donation, you are given the choice of:Give MonthlyGive onceNote that regular giving takes the higher priority.You are then asked how much you wish to give. The payment is then handled by payment provider Stripe. Tagged with: bots charity water Digital Facebook Individual giving AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis247  459 total views,  3 views today The Facebook Messenger bot was developed for charity: water by messaging specialists Assist.  460 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis247 Which other fundraising functions and donor needs could be served appropriately via a bot? Add your thoughts in the comments. Howard Lake | 12 August 2016 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. charity: water CTO Matthew Eckstein told Fast Company that the bot had been designed to feel “as close as possible to that of donating on our own website.” He added:“As an organisation with a very young and tech-savvy supporter base, it’s important that we continuously adapt to reach them as they adopt new technologies and social platforms.”Bots aren’t perfect of course. charity: water’s bot for example doesn’t seem to let you change your mind. If you click on the option to ‘join us’ and then change your mind and post a different message or comment, the bot keeps inviting you to add your email address. At one day old though it is not surprising to find some teething issues. Given charity: water’s track record in failing and learning fast, the bot is likely to become more sophisticated.Fundraising botscharity: water will no doubt soon be followed by other charities automating some standard procedures and processes via a bot within Facebook Messenger, and other popular messaging apps like WhatsApp and Telegram.The nonprofit is simply focusing its attention on the channel that more and more people are using for their communications, and attempting to increase its efficiency.A bot is a programme that uses one or more algorithms (or sets of rules) to enable a ‘conversation’, process or transaction to take place, without the need for a human.charity: water and Facebook Messenger – rise of the fundraising bots?They are already in use by many companies. Hyatt Hotels for example use them for customer service, CNN uses them to offer customised news feeds, Disney lets you chat with Muppets character Miss Piggy, and airline KLM handles booking and checking in with a Messenger bot. Yesterday it was announced that President Obama has a bot to help him receive correspondence from citizens via the White House’s Facebook page.A bot helps streamline, speed up and handle ‘conversations’ at scale, at times of the day or when numbers of contacts mean staff could simply not deal with them.Does the rise of the bots mean that some fundraisers will be out of a job? In the short term that is unlikely. Indeed, passing short transactional functions or handling standard queries could free up fundraisers to focus on other activities, or pick up on specific queries or conversations that require genuine human contact.The growth in business bots follows Facebook’s decision in April to offer a developer platform for Messenger, “making it possible for developers to connect with the more than 900 million people around the world who use Messenger every month”.David Marcus, who has run Facebook’s Messenger division since August 2014, told Wired in November 2015:“If you can reduce that time [spent interacting with businesses] and increase delight, if we can increase the fidelity of the conversations with the people you care most about, then Messenger will be a very imporatnt part of your life”.In the same article, Julien Codorniu, Facebook’s director of global platform partnerships, explained what that would look and feel like:“Once you interact with a business [on Messenger] you open a thread that will stay forever. You never lose context of what you’re talking about. And the business never loses context about who you are and your past purchases. It removes all the friction”.Indeed, Mark Zuckerberg himself said in November 2014:“Messaging is one of the few things that people actually do more than social networking”.last_img read more