Clad Pad House Renovation / Mihaly Slocombe

first_imgArchDaily Sargant Construction Year:  Builder: Design Team:Erica Slocombe, Warwick Mihaly, Lauren Holland, Amiee GroundwaterLand Surveyor:Webster Survey GroupQuantity Surveyor:Cost PlannerBuilding Surveyor:Abdec GroupStyler:Pip + CoopCity:BrunswickCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tatjana PlittRecommended ProductsResidential ApplicationsCymat Technologies Ltd.Hudson Valley Home, USA – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamResidential ApplicationsFastmount®Heavy Duty Panel Fastener at ‘Sandboxes’ HouseEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusText description provided by the architects. Clad Pad is a sun-filled, family-friendly renovation to an existing dwelling located in Caulfield North. The original double-fronted, single-storey, weatherboard house was built in the 1890s in the Victorian style. The 1970s were not a kind decade and the house was transformed from an elegant Victorian cottage into the ugly duckling of the street.Save this picture!© Tatjana PlittSave this picture!SectionsUndaunted by a challenge, our clients purchased this ugly duckling with ambitions to transform the original rooms back into their former Victorian-era glory and add new contemporary light-filled spaces at the rear.Save this picture!© Tatjana PlittSave this picture!Floor planSave this picture!© Tatjana PlittOur intervention retains original bedrooms, adding new services and a multifunctional living room that re-orientates the house to be north facing and opens onto a generous back garden. The roof form of the extension takes the existing double hip roof form of the original house, rotates it 90 degrees, and carves it out to create a distinct sculptural profile; the negative of the existing roof form as a folded ‘zig-zag’ that gathers the new kitchen, dining and living space under it.Save this picture!© Tatjana PlittClad Pad celebrates the best aspects of contemporary living whilst restoring the heritage charm of what once was the ugly duckling of the street.Save this picture!© Tatjana PlittProject gallerySee allShow lessTwo Close Between / Abon StudioSelected ProjectsNine-Tiered Pagoda: Spatial and Visual Magic / Pills ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Adams Engineering Structural Engineering: CopyHouses, Renovation•Brunswick, Australia Save this picture!© Tatjana Plitt+ 25Curated by Paula Pintos Share Architects: Mihaly Slocombe Area Area of this architecture project 2019 Photographs:  Tatjana Plitt ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardcenter_img Clad Pad House Renovation / Mihaly SlocombeSave this projectSaveClad Pad House Renovation / Mihaly Slocombe Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Houses “COPY” Area:  205 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Clad Pad House Renovation / Mihaly Slocombe Projects Photographs CopyAbout this officeMihaly SlocombeOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationMelbourneOn FacebookBrunswickAustraliaPublished on November 18, 2020Cite: “Clad Pad House Renovation / Mihaly Slocombe” 17 Nov 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore 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

OCPD Honors Marathoner for Running Town’s Perimeter

first_imgBy TIM KELLYLike thousands of other top marathon runners, Britt Miller was disappointed when the 124th running of the Boston Marathon was postponed recently and ultimately canceled on Thursday.Miller, 34, a part-time resident of Ocean City, had trained and qualified for the historic race, which would have been her 35th time competing over 26.2 miles. But her planned trip to Beantown, like so many other plans and events, was wiped out due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Instead of feeling sorry for herself, Britt took matters into her own hands by creating her own marathon – a run around the perimeter of Ocean City, which she completed last Sunday.Hearing of the accomplishment, the news of which blew up on social media earlier this week, the Ocean City Police Department and members of the local running community honored her with a “piece of the Boardwalk” trophy and other swag at a ceremony Friday in front of the Music Pier.“Many OCPD members are avid runners and we can relate to canceled races, and transitioning into different workouts and fitness routines during this time,” said Lt. Pat Randles, a spokesman for the police department.“We felt that Britt should be recognized for her unique accomplishment,” Randles added.The 2020 annual Cop Chase 5K run in Ocean City befell the same fate as the Boston Marathon.Using route-plotting software, Miller’s husband Ian Kelly traced the perimeter of Ocean City, starting at the south end of the Boardwalk.Heading north, the route covered the entire perimeter of the town. Every lagoon, the Corson’s Inlet area and even the abandoned railroad tracks leading into town were part of the route. And, naturally, stretches of beach and boards.The most amazing part of the plotting exercise was the realization that the loop course covered almost the exact same distance as her canceled marathon’s route from Hopkinton, Massachusetts, to the Prudential Center in downtown Boston: 26.2 miles.When Britt Miller and her husband Ian Kelly plotted the course for her run, they were amazed to see the distance come out to the marathon distance of 26.2 miles. (Photo courtesy of Britt Miller)It all began recently when a friend of Miller’s, Michael Gagliardi, traced Philadelphia’s city limits. Miller and Kelly, who reside full-time in Center City Philly, thought it would be fun to do a similar perimeter jaunt around Ocean City, where Miller’s parents George and Missy have a second home.Over Memorial Day weekend, the couple walked and biked the course on Saturday, declaring it plausible to actually run. And at 7:15 a.m. on Sunday, Miller set off.With a personal record of 3 hours, 27 minutes and 10 seconds in the Philadelphia Marathon under her belt, Miller took the O.C. perimeter run more as a fun training jog, and finished in 4:35.That doesn’t mean her invented marathon was without adventure.“When we went over the course prior to running it, the tide was low,” Miller said. “That wasn’t the case on Sunday.”As a result, Miller found herself facing ocean water up to a line of trees at Corson’s Inlet.“I had to scramble over and around a bunch of trees,” much to the amusement of the surf fishermen looking on, she said.Also challenging were the narrow lagoon streets. However, the veteran marathoner who, in addition to Boston, has finished such iconic marathons as New York City, Chicago, Rome, Lisbon and Disney World, was equal to the challenge.“I brought some (snacks) along and my husband met me at the golf course and brought me a banana.”Afterward, Miller’s account of the run on social media attracted a lot of attention, including that of OCPD Sgt. Pat Walsh, who alerted Randles.“As we speak of physical and mental health and the importance of resiliency, we can appreciate even more the accomplishments of individuals like Britt,” Randles said.Britt Miller reacts to receiving her “piece of the Boardwalk,” a plaque made from Ocean City’s famous wooden way, from Officer Jen Elias and Lt. Pat Randles of the OCPD.For her part, Miller said she hopes more of her fellow members of the running community will look for positive ways to help fill the void in their race schedules during the pandemic.“There are a lot of things you can do (as an alternative to conventional road races),” said Miller, a digital product manager for the conglomerate URBN in Philly. “Perimeter runs like I did or running all the streets in a city or town. There’s no limit.”Randles, along with Officer Jen Elias and the city’s race coordinator, Lisa Rumer, took part in Friday’s ceremony to recognize Miller’s Ocean City run. Also in attendance were Miller’s parents and sister Mary Clare. Miller received runner’s swag donated by the Sneaker Shop and special presentations from the police.Miller said she never expected her one-person marathon to gain so much attention. “I’m thankful and honored,” to receive the recognition, she said.“I’ve been coming to Ocean City my whole life and to receive a piece of the Boardwalk, one of my favorite places, is special. I’ll keep and display it forever,” she noted. OCPD Officer Jen Elias, left, Lt. Patrick Randles and Lisa Rumer, far right, present Britt Miller with Ocean City-themed items commemorating her marathon run around the resort.last_img read more

10 things you can’t learn in school

first_imgSchool is great for learning basic math, events of historical importance, and what your favorite Little Debbie snack is. As crucial as those things are, some of the most important lessons come from living. Here are a few things you can’t learn in school.You need to forgiveWhether it be forgiving someone who hurt you or forgiving yourself, you need to stop holding on to that grudge. We all make mistakes and it’s time to move on and move forward. A grudge is part of you that can’t be happy. Let it go.Never give upSometimes life can get you down and make you stop trying. Refuse to lose and you will be happy with your results. If you need inspiration in this area, listen to the late, great, Coach Jim Valvano at the 1993 ESPY Awards.Make yourself happyHappiness is up to you. You’re the only one knows exactly what it is that makes you happy. If you don’t know what that is, take some time for yourself and figure it out. Make sure your relationships enrich your life, but don’t depend on them for your happiness.#FAILFailure happens. It can be a setback, but it’s not a reason to give up. Sometimes there are roadblocks, but it doesn’t mean you’re heading down the wrong path. The say you learn a lot more from failures than you do from successes. Don’t be afraid to find out for yourself.You worry too muchWe’ve all been guilty of this at one time or another. Worry is only damaging. It messes with your head, makes you anxious, and causes frustration. Instead of worrying, look for a solution. If there is nothing that can be done, get it out of your mind and be confident with the fact that it’s out of your hands.Money doesn’t fix everythingIt’s nice to have money. Money can be a great security and provide you with many “things”, but it can’t truly buy you happiness. If you think material possessions will make everything better, you’ll be sorely disappointed when you realize they’ll only bring you fleeting joy. Remember that people and relationships are more important than anything you can purchase.You can’t always get what you wantI’m sure Mick Jagger has been telling you this for years, and for good reason. We all have plans and dreams, and sometimes we achieve those things, and sometimes life has other ideas. Life can be a lot like an experiment. You may have to try a lot different things to find something that works.Its not always about youA lot of your attention is on your hectic schedule and the things you have to get done. But if we don’t take a few minutes to look around every once in a while, life will just pass us by. Sometimes we focus on little disappointments when we should be taking a look at the big picture. Often times those little disappointments are just setting us up for success. So next time you “sweat the small stuff,” remember the big picture and enjoy the ride.Don’t take anything for grantedAppreciate the people and experiences in your life. Time moves quickly and before you know it you’re not as young as you used to be. Make sure to tell those important people in your life know just how much they mean to you, while you still have the chance.Laughter is indeed the best medicineNothing will pick you up like laughing. Whenever you’re down, find some reasons to be happy and joke around when those who lift your spirits. Laughter is contagious and it should be something that you’re not afraid to pass on. 143SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: Detailslast_img read more

EIOPA chairman calls for debate on past pensions promises

first_imgUnder German law, it is nearly impossible to make changes to pension benefits members have already earned based on their number of work years. Employers have argued that they suffer as a result of this.Pensionsfonds were given some flexibility to relax minimum guarantees under what has become known as the Lex Bosch law.More recently, the German government has proposed a pensions reform that would introduce industry-wide pension funds without guarantees, either within existing schemes or new vehicles to be set up by social partners.Addressing the Dutch pension sector’s objection to having to apply low discount rates for liabilities, EIOPA’s chairman said low rates were “just reality”.Bernardino, however, sought to put the problems of the Netherlands into perspective by noting that many other countries, contrary to the well-funded Dutch pensions sector, lacked private pensions, adding that “Europe is facing an enormous pensions deficit”.Bernardino also warned against insurers selling pension products with a guaranteed interest rate for the very long term.“In my opinion, this is not possible, or sufficiently attractive to clients, in the current economic climate,” he said. The Netherlands is discussing changing its predominantly defined benefit system into a more sustainable set-up, which is scheduled to come into force from 2020.At the moment, the Social and Economic Council is weighing the possibility of individual pensions accrual, as well as a “target contract” – with both being combined with collective risk-sharing.A new government is set to make the final decisions on any new pensions system, following national elections in March. Gabriel Bernardino, chairman at European supervisor EIOPA, has called for a public debate on the issue of past pension promises becoming untenable as a result of the low-interest-rate environment.In an interview with Dutch news daily Het Financieele Dagblad (FD), he argued that a public discussion was necessary to avoid friction between the younger and older generations.“Some generations getting privileges at the expense of others will not work well forever, and risks won’t just disappear by ignoring the issue,” the FD quoted him as saying.Bernardino said benefit guarantees were a growing challenge for traditional pension funds in the current economic climate, with those in Germany being a case in point. last_img read more

NFL playoff picks, predictions: Packers bounce Seahawks; Ravens punish Titans in divisional games

first_imgWe feel confident our NFL picks and predictions for the divisional round of the 2020 playoffs will be better than our picks and predictions for last week’s games for two reasons.First, we got only one straight-up prediction correct in the first round of the postseason. (Thanks a lot, upset-minded Titans and Vikings. And touché, Texans.) Second, based on the spreads attached to this weekend’s divisional playoff games, in theory, they are easier to pick. The Packers, who allowed 120.1 rushing yards per game in the regular season, probably aren’t thrilled to draw the Seahawks’ No. 4-ranked ground attack. That makes the divisional round an ideal time for Green Bay to focus on stopping the run, because even if it advances, it’ll face another strong running team against San Francisco or Minnesota.As much as we want to make this game about the superstar quarterbacks — and Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers certainly will be fun to watch — the biggest factor is the injury bug, which is biting the Seahawks much harder than the Packers. While the Marshawn Lynch story is amusing, it’s also a reminder that Seattle is attempting to deploy its power rushing attack without its best power rushers in Chris Carson and C.J. Prosise. On the other side of the ball, Rodgers will take advantage of the two mismatch creators he has in Aaron Jones and Davante Adams, and Green Bay will reach the NFC title game in coach Matt LaFleur’s first season.Pick: Packers 23, Seahawks 17 (Getty Images) (Getty Images) (Getty Images) (Getty Images) Houston Texans at Kansas City Chiefs (-9 1/2)Sunday, 3:05 p.m. ET, CBSThe Chiefs are the biggest favorites in the divisional round for good reason. Not only are they completely healthy and fresh off their first-round bye, but they’re riding a hot streak fueled by Patrick Mahomes’ ridiculous arm and the mismatches his targets create. Even with J.J. Watt back in the mix to make things uncomfortable for the reigning league MVP, Houston will struggle to keep Kansas City below its average of 28.2 points per game.The Texans will have to approach this game the same way they handled their regular-season win over the Chiefs. That ball-control strategy led to a season-high 192 rushing yards as a team and a 31-24 victory, and Mahomes was on the field for only a third of the game. While the Chiefs’ defense has improved dramatically since that Week 6 meeting, it remains vulnerable, especially against a QB like Deshaun Watson. That’ll keep the game closer than expected, but it won’t lead to an upset.Pick: Chiefs 28, Texans 24 Minnesota Vikings at San Francisco 49ers (-6 1/2)Saturday, 4:35 p.m. ET, NBCThe Vikings ran over the Saints on their way to the divisional round, both literally and figuratively. The zone rushing attack spearheaded by a healthy Dalvin Cook was too much for a banged-up New Orleans defense, and San Francisco, though supposedly at full health, will have similar issues. The problem for the Vikings is that the 49ers’ own zone rushing attack is even better.In New Orleans, Minnesota’s stingy defense was able to focus on Michael Thomas containment and take advantage of the Saints’ critical mistakes. In San Francisco, though, Mike Zimmer’s crew will have their hands full against a more diverse, complete attack. With a trio of talented running backs, the NFL’s best tight end in George Kittle, a deep receiving corps led by breakout star Deebo Samuel and a smooth, savvy distributor in quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, the 49ers are slightly more loaded than an impressive (and notably healthy) Vikings team.Pick: 49ers 27, Vikings 20 Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers (-4)Sunday, 6:40 p.m. ET, Fox Of the four favorites in the divisional round, only the Packers are losing fewer than a touchdown in the spread; they’re four-point home favorites over the Seahawks. The next closes line comes from the other NFC divisional game, in which the 49ers are 6 1/2-point home favorites over the Vikings.The AFC divisional game lines are massive, with the Ravens and Chiefs giving up at least nine points in most sportsbooks to the Titans and Texans, respectively.Considering all of the above, here are our NFL playoff picks, predictions for this weekend’s divisional games. All odds are courtesy of Get the latest NFL odds & betting advice from Sports InsiderNFL playoff picks, predictions for divisional games Tennessee Titans at Baltimore Ravens (-9)Saturday, 8:15 p.m. ET, CBSThis is an unstoppable rushing force against the most unstoppable rushing force the NFL has ever seen. Yes, the Titans are benefiting from the fact that Derrick Henry finally is being supported by a legitimate passing attack, which is why Tennessee finished the regular season with the league’s third-best rushing offense and used it to upset New England in the wild-card round. But the Ravens, who scored at least 40 points in five different games this season, led the league with 3,296 rushing yards and surpassed the 1978 Patriots (3,165) for the most rushing yards by a team in a single season in NFL history.With all due respect to Ryan Tannehill, who led the NFL in passer rating this season, the key to this game is related to the other quarterback. Keep in mind Lamar Jackson, who easily broke Michael Vick’s single-season QB rushing record, also led the league with 36 touchdown passes. The soon-to-be MVP and the dangerous weapons around him form a nightmare matchup for any team, and while Tennessee’s defense is respectable, it won’t be up to the task in Baltimore.Pick: Ravens 30, Titans 17last_img read more