Eterea House / Prashant Ashoka

first_img “COPY” Year:  Eterea House / Prashant AshokaSave this projectSaveEterea House / Prashant AshokaSave this picture!Cortesía de Prashant Ashoka+ 19Curated by Clara Ott Share Mexico Eterea House / Prashant Ashoka Cabins & Lodges 2020 Architects: Prashant Ashoka Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” ArchDaily Projects Area:  75 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Glass And Mirrors:Oskar Chertudi MayaSwimming Pool Design Team:Antonio SantanaInteriors:NAMUHConsultant:Gabriel LopateguiLandscape:Octavio Cambron MunguiaProject Manager:Mario GonzalezCity:San Miguel de AllendeCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Cortesía de Prashant AshokaRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceText description provided by the architects. SUSTAINABILITY AND INTEGRATIONConceived as an off-grid hideaway for two – by Mexico-based Singaporean writer and designer Prashant Ashoka –Casa Etérea is a 75-square-metre dwelling that draws all its power from solar energy; its water supply from collected rainwater; and uses a patterned ultraviolet coating on the mirror making it visible to birds while remaining reflective to the human eye.Save this picture!Cortesía de Prashant AshokaSave this picture!Cortesía de Prashant Ashoka“The vision was to create a theatre to nature”, Ashoka explains, “so sustainability was crucial in achieving a truly complete integration with the environment”Working from an intention to leave the landscape untouched, the foundation of the house was built entirely from rock collected off the mountain. And by utilizing site orientation, efficient ventilation design, and insulated glass, the house naturally regulates temperature in the semi-arid desert climate of the central Mexican highlands.Save this picture!Cortesía de Prashant AshokaSave this picture!Cortesía de Prashant AshokaHOUSE DESCRIPTIONThe open-planned concept consists of two rectilinear volumes that merge at a 120-degree V-shaped intersection – drawing an angular likeness to a staggering ravine visible through the exposed glass shower.Save this picture!Cortesía de Prashant AshokaSave this picture!Cortesía de Prashant AshokaFrom the central living space and bedroom, floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors frame vistas of towering cliffs, while opening to connect with a decked patio and pool area shaded by olive and pomegranate trees. Behind the intimate kitchen, a rooftop stairway access doubles as a utility room, and remote-controlled outdoor PVC shutters were added to provide security and privacy.Save this picture!Cortesía de Prashant AshokaSave this picture!Cortesía de Prashant AshokaCONCEPTHeavily inspired by the concept of “emotional architecture,” – coined by Mexican architect Luis Barragán and sculptor-painter Mathias Goéritz – Casa Etérea achieves this deeper sensory resonance by using exterior mirrored panels to create a visually abstract and interactive experience. The mirrored façade diffuses the liminal space between the wild and the structured while allowing the volume to take on a transitional quality as it reflects the unfolding seasons.Save this picture!Cortesía de Prashant AshokaAs it catches first light, the house gleams as a phosphorescent blue-tinged box, standing in glassy contrast against the felted nocturnal blackness of the mountainside. And in the ombre hues of sunset the volume scintillates against the landscape like a mirage, before disappearing entirely – its structural boundaries never once attempting to alter the surroundings in which it sits.Save this picture!Cortesía de Prashant AshokaAlluding to this quality of the building, the name ‘Etérea’ translates from Spanish to ‘ethereal’, and suggests a nebulous, otherworldly vision. Both visually and functionally, the project touches on architecture as site-specific installation art and as an extension of the environment.Save this picture!Cortesía de Prashant AshokaOn creating a reciprocal dialogue between the construction and its terrain, Ashoka says: “Light becomes a structural element of this design, distorting the perspective of where the observer begins and the landscape ends. I wanted this interplay of light and scale to evoke a deep sense of awe for the wild, and to beg questions about our role as stewards in the preservation of our ecosystems”.Save this picture!Cortesía de Prashant AshokaISOLATIONIST TRAVELAs more travellers seek out remote experiences amidst social distancing concerns, spaces too have the opportunity to evolve in order to inspire a deeper examination of our relationship with nature.Save this picture!Cortesía de Prashant AshokaAccording to Ashoka, such isolated lodgings have the power to turn us inwards: “These times have made us acutely aware of our interdependence with our environment. And shelters in remote places may afford us a rare stillness and opportunity to bridge the distance between us and the natural world”.Según Ashoka, esos alojamientos aislados tienen el poder de volvernos hacia adentro: “Estos tiempos nos han hecho muy conscientes de nuestra interdependencia con nuestro entorno. Y los refugios en lugares remotos pueden brindarnos una inusual quietud y la oportunidad de salvar la distancia entre nosotros y el mundo natural ”.Save this picture!Cortesía de Prashant AshokaProject gallerySee allShow lessPompidou Center to Close Completely for Renovations during 3 yearsArchitecture NewsLUCE et Studio Reimagines Mingei International Museum in San DiegoArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyCabins & Lodges, Houses•San Miguel de Allende, Mexico CopyAbout this officePrashant AshokaOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsHospitality ArchitectureLodgingCabins & LodgesResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookMexicoPublished on January 28, 2021Cite: “Eterea House / Prashant Ashoka” [Casa Etérea / Prashant Ashoka] 28 Jan 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Sinn Féin recalls the legacy of Seán Sabhat

first_imgAdvertisement Previous articleBus Éireann boost services while contributing €40million to Limerick’s economyNext articleLimerick GAA sides in preseason action Alan Jacques NewsLocal NewsSinn Féin recalls the legacy of Seán SabhatBy Alan Jacques – January 8, 2015 1082 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebook Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival TAGSCllr Lisa Marie SheehyCllr Maurice QuinlivanlimerickSean SabhatSinn Fein by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE annual commemoration of Limerick republican Seán Sabhat’s death last Sunday provided the local Sinn Féin organisation with a platform to build support for the party’s aim of “achieving Irish unity and a fairer society”.After assembling in Bedford Row, the 250-strong crowd marched to Sabhat’s grave at Mount St Lawrence Cemetery where Sinn Féin party council leader Cllr Maurice Quinlivan, predicted that 2015 will be a very important year for both Sinn Féin and Ireland.“We will more than likely have a General Election and we are now the lead party of opposition both in Limerick and across Ireland. Our party was the clear voice for change in the recent elections and we appreciate the support we were given then,” he said.A wreath was laid at Sabhat’s grave on behalf of the Republican Movement by Eileen Shields from Navan before the main address from Sinn Féin councillor Lisa Marie Sheehy who said she believed Sabhat would be proud to see how things have come along in the party but not so proud to see the state of the country, “where emigration, poverty, housing crisis and other important issues are not being adequately addressed”.“We look at society today, the divide is still prevalent perhaps caused by the lack of political will by past and current governments to actively create an equal society. Still the rich get richer and the poor get poorer due to the lack of protection of vulnerable people in society.“I think people see through this now where we as citizens cannot be fooled by budgets where they seem to give something back to people but take it out of another pocket. In fact people are voting a lot more cautiously, once followed the lead of a parent, now looks at how the government’s decisions affect them,” the Cappamore-Kilmallock councillor said. Print Email Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live . Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more

Significant turnout for NowDoc protest

first_img Previous articleRNLI launches campaign to halve the number of drowningsNext articleRory Gallagher makes two changes for Mayo duel admin Twitter By admin – August 7, 2015 Google+ Twitter Google+ Homepage BannerNews Facebook Hundreds of people gathered in Letterkenny for a protest against the possible scaling back of the NoWDOC service in Donegal earlier this afternoonAs part of a restructuring process which is underway, the HSE is ‘live testing’ the proposed scrapping of the Midnight to 8am services in Derrybeg and Carndonagh, to be replaced by one extra driver and doctor in Letterkenny to cover the whole area.Councillor Michéal Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig was at the protest, he says their campaign will continue:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly center_img WhatsApp 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Facebook Significant turnout for NowDoc protest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny News, Sport and Obituaries on Wednesday May 26th Pinterest Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programmelast_img read more

Maple Leaf anxious over rising costs

first_imgBagel specialist Maple Leaf UK has expressed concern over the impact of soaring flour prices and energy costs on its business.Speaking after its Canadian parent company posted results this week, Maple Leaf UK’s deputy director Guy Hall told British Baker: “The main concern at the moment is the uncertainty over prices – the massive hike in the price of flour and energy.”It was too early to tell how hard the British harvest would be hit this year by the torrential rain throughout the summer, he said. But global demand running ahead of supply and extreme weather conditions were creating an uncertain picture for the future.Hall added: “It’s not looking good. The wheat fields around this area are looking flat.”Production at Maple Leaf UK’s Rotherham bakery was affected for three days in June after flooding knocked out the electricity supply. The car park and approach roads were also submerged under three feet of water.Meanwhile, Maple Leaf’s parent company in Canada reported huge financial losses for the second quarter of the year. However, Guy Hall dismissed the results as not relevant to the British business.Maple Leaf in Canada posted a second quarter net loss of $1.7m compared to net earnings of $21.2m in the period before.Hall said the finances in Canada had been skewed by the meat-processing side of its Canadian business, which was in the throes of major restructuring. “It’s separate from the bakery group,” he said.last_img read more