first_img KCS-content BID WAR BREAKS OUT AT LEHMAN ART SALE More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at whatsapp BIDDERS clamoured yesterday afternoon to snap up a piece of banking history, as the art collection from the UK offices of failed bank Lehman Brothers went under the hammer at Christie’s.The most frenzied bidding took place at the beginning of the auction, organised by administrators PwC, when the name sign from the bank’s reception and a plaque for the opening of the Canary Wharf office were offered up for sale.Despite the auctioneers expecting the two lots to go for a measly couple of grand each, the reception sign fetched £34,000 and the plaque £23,000, as over 350 people registered their interest both in the auction room and online.All in all, the auction – including pieces by sculptor Antony Gormley and artist Gary Hume – raised £1.3m, matching the sale’s high estimate (though it’s a drop in the pond compared to the billions owed to creditors). Only two out of 302 lots remained unsold at the end of the day, while one additional lot is still up for sale at a separate auction in a couple of weeks’ time – a photograph by German visual artist Andreas Gursky, expected to fetch up to £150,000.ROBOT WARSIt was back to the future for a City chum recently, as he turned up to a meeting at Santander’s headquarters in Spain to be greeted by a rather unusual welcome party.Over there, you see, bankers don’t have to pause from their work to complete such mundane tasks as picking up guests from reception. Instead, the bank actually has an army of robots – I kid you not – to welcome visitors and escort them to the office of whoever they came to see.Excited by the news, The Capitalist rang up Santander’s UK operations to find out if the futuristic little chaps are coming to Blighty any time soon, to grace the halls of its Triton Square building. Sadly, they’re not – it looks like we’re going to be stuck in the present day just a little while longer.GET WELL SOONA piece of extremely painful news reaches The Capitalist regarding Tony Pullinger, deputy director general of the Takeover Panel.Poor Pullinger was driving near his home a few weeks back when another car careered into the side of him, leaving him with gruesome-sounding foot injuries, two broken ankles and a broken arm.His fellow Panel deputy director general Charlie Crawshay tells me it’s not clear when Pullinger will be back in the office, though he’s soldiering on regardless with his work load from home (“His brain is working, his red pen is working and the telephone is working,” he says, wryly.)Here’s wishing the valiant fellow all the best for a speedy recovery.ROYAL BUTCHERTo the Guildhall yesterday, where Alderman Michael Bear was appointed as the next Lord Mayor of the City of London, to take up office in mid-November (see our story on page 16). In among the ceremonial huffing and puffing was a heartfelt vote of thanks to current Lord Mayor Nick Anstee from HRH Princess Anne, highlighting the work he has put in over the past year as an ambassador for the financial services sector, often speaking out as something of a lone voice championing the City.Curiously, I’m told the Princess was not actually speaking in her Royal capacity but as a representative of Anstee’s own livery company, of which she has been elected a master – the Worshipful Company of Butchers.WOMEN FROM VENUSTo the Canary Wharf offices of Barclays yesterday evening for the launch of SmartWoman – a new initiative coined by head of investments Barbara-Ann King to get women more interested in personal finance.King has two plans to inspire women – a website,, which aims to get ladies to sign up and become a financial community, advising and welcoming each other – and a glossy magazine, which combines the above with the stories of inspirational women such as Michelle Mone, the founder of Ultimo lingerie and first cover star.“Women run businesses, hold down high-powered jobs and manage household expenses like pros,” King says, “but for some reason they are not engaging in personal finance. If you look at the way financial literature is presented, it’s usually very dry and completely different to the way women communicate – I wanted to test that and see if, when it’s communicated differently, personal finance can become part of women’s lifestyle…”HIGH DRAMAFive minutes of fame late last night for a bunch of legal eagles from Berwin Leighton Paisner, trying their hand at the Hollywood lifestyle.OK, that’s a bit of an exaggeration – the litigation lawyers in question, partners Simon Clark and Ian De Freitas, associate director Gavin Llewellyn and IP attorney Louisa Fielding, were all just extras in the film, alongside Tamara Quinn and Sarah Monk, who work for BLP’s freelance lawyer scheme Lawyers on Demand.Still, the lot of them were to be seen popping up all over the BBC1 screening of “French Film”, a comedy directed by Jackie Oudney, from drinking at cocktail parties to coming up an escalator on the Tube.PLAYING THE GAMEKudos for rugby player Ben Cohen, who I hear has been busy trading the financial markets with a spread betting account from City Index, as a novel way of making money for charity. Apparently, Cohen rapidly turned his starting pot of £5,000 into £5,700 – setting the bar high for the next celebrity to have a go, actor and comedian Bill Nighy. 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 PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBePeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople Todaymoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comcenter_img Share Wednesday 29 September 2010 10:16 pm Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL whatsapplast_img read more

Resolution to buy Bupa unit for £102m

first_img John Dunne Resolution to buy Bupa unit for £102m whatsapp Friday 15 October 2010 2:55 am whatsapp Sharecenter_img Show Comments ▼ 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 PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farmthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen Herald INSURANCE buyout vehicle Resolution will buy Bupa Health Assurance for around £102m as Resolution continues to snap up assets in the sector and broaden its product range.The acquisition of Bupa Health Assurance follows hot on the heels of Resolution’s takeovers of AXA’s UK life insurance arm earlier this year and last year’s purchase of Friends Provident.Bupa Health Assurance, part of one of Britain’s best-known private healthcare companies, had 309 million pounds of assets at the end of 2009 and has ties with more than 20,000 independent financial advisers.Resolution said that the acquisition would boost its earnings and added it could extract cost savings from the deal.“This acquisition will strengthen our group risk business product range and improve the profitability of our Individual Protection business,” said Trevor Matthews, the chief executive of Resolution’s Friends Provident insurance arm. Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap Tags: NULLlast_img read more

The top ten real causes of the crisis

first_imgWednesday 9 February 2011 8:49 pm The top ten real causes of the crisis KCS-content Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ Share whatsapp More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi whatsapp IN the end, Merlin turned out a damp squib. This is goodish news, because the deal is based on a faulty interpretation of the crisis. Here are the ten most important causes of our problems.1) Loose, ultra-interventionist monetary policy from central banks that kept stepping in whenever growth slowed or the stock market fell. Interest rates were kept too low; the belief was that as long as consumer prices didn’t surge, the economy would be stable. The money supply and credit exploded, and investors became complacent, fuelling bubbles. 2) Global imbalances, exacerbated by government intervention: nationalised savings, forex manipulation and sovereign wealth funds in China, Japan and the Middle East, combined with unfunded state pensions and profligate governments in the West. Asia did all the saving and financed budget and trade deficits in the West, which spent too much and didn’t produce enough. Asia purchased trillions of Western assets, especially bonds, pushing down yields and pumping the world full of cheap money. 3) There was no bankruptcy code for failed multinational banking groups. Regulatory stupidity meant that they were treated like ordinary firms: the choice was either a disorganised collapse, or a bail-out. Other network industries – airports, nuclear plants – have long operated under special bankruptcy codes, ensuring an orderly wind-down and handover of assets. Unlike every other private businesses, big banks knew they would never be allowed to go bust. So they took too many risks and leveraged themselves to the hilt, to maximise returns on capital (and hence profit and pay); while lending criteria were slowly loosened.4) Bondholders knew they would be bailed out. This meant that shareholders had access to cheap, state-insured credit. This promoted leverage to maximise upside; debtholders didn’t care. 5) Depositors knew they would be bailed out by the state so didn’t monitor banks’ soundness. Property investors convinced themselves prices would never fall. Financially illiterate consumers borrowed recklessly.6) Intellectual errors concerning the modelling of risk, the power of diversification, default chances, complete markets, liquidity and the existence of bubbles. These were caused by the neo-classical general equilibrium paradigm prevalent in universities, central banks and the private sector. 7) One result of 6) was that firms were forced to follow mark-to-market accounting rules. Liquidity problems became a solvency crisis.8) As a result of 3)-7), institutions held insufficient capital and the wrong kind of capital, a problem compounded by off-balance sheet vehicles. These arrangements were all approved of by international regulators, the Basel accords and accounting rules. 9) US politicians’ promotion of homeownership among groups shunned by lenders. This involved legislation and the use of the state-chartered Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to promote and securitise sub-prime mortgages. While dodgy loans were eventually embraced by Wall Street, their origin lay in Washington. 10) Other errors: AIG misused credit default swaps, writing insurance against losses yet not keeping enough capital to make good on its promises. Credit rating agencies – whose number was limited by regulators – failed miserably.None of these points are addressed by Merlin. It deserves to [email protected] me on Twitter: @allisterheath last_img read more

ICE North America Digital: Day 3 round-up

first_img14th May 2020 | By contenteditor Topics: Casino & games Strategy Tribal gaming Casino & games The third day of ICE North America Digital focused on the brick-and-mortar industry, namely the path back to business for an industry shuttered since mid-March by novel coronavirus (Covid-19). Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The third day of ICE North America Digital focused on the brick-and-mortar industry, namely the path back to business for an industry shuttered since mid-March by novel coronavirus (Covid-19).The day opened with speakers discussing the process of safely reopening casinos.Michael Soll, president of the Innovation Group, began by explaining that location and local laws regarding social distancing will dictate how a venue bounces back. A combination of safety regulations, the economy and how customers feel will all affect whether a property is ready to return, Soll said.Kelley Tucky of Ithos Strategic Communications, said the safety of employees was of the utmost importance, not just because of the importance of employee safety but also because of the negative public relations effect of risking employee health.“It has to be employee-centric,” Tuckey said. “You have to put your employees first. Guests are looking at how you treat employees and if they don’t think you’re treating them well they’re not going to make a connection with you.”The University of San Diego’s Katherine Spilde added that communicating with these employees was necessary, even if operators are still working on their plans.“Don’t go silent, you need to let you’re employees know you have a plan even if you’re still working on it,” she said. “Personal interaction, even if it’s just a phone call from supervisors, will go far.”Wynn Resorts Ellen Whittemore (pictured left) supported this assessment, explaining that the operator had devised its reopening plans with input from employees.“We’ve worked from the bottom up, not the top down,” Whittemore said. “We spoke to slot managers asking how we can configure our slot floor to make sure people are physically distanced.”Organisational transformation Next came t2 Marketing International’s Corey Padveen and Edwards Technologies’ Brian Edwards (pictured below) discussing how casinos can reach their customers at a time when they can’t reach the property. The pair agreed that this effectively required an organisational transformation, in order to keep guests safe, happy and managed their expectations for a new sort of experience.“We not only have to communicate with the guests, but also with the employees,” Edwards explained.He admitted that there was no hope of a switch being flipped and business returning to normal, and therefore advocated scenario planning, in which venues set out a range of possible scenarios. This, Edwards added, required careful coordination between marketing and technology teams, allowing businesses to be prepared for each and every eventuality.Padveen added that the marketing message had changed fundamentally: “The message is no longer ‘we have the best buffets’, but ‘we have the safest sanitation policies’.Technology, they agreed, would facilitate these messages being communicated to the customer. Patrons’ smartphones effectively replaced in-venue digital signage as the way of doing so. This will likely see new logistical processes for check-in, new keycard systems, and in-room televisions becoming a dashboard for guests to coordinate their activities and actions.This in turn would shift to greater adoption of automation. Being able to put minds at ease with constant messaging and readily available information would be a key component of the casino experience in future, Padveen added.Beyond the casino floor The conversation then turned to the impact of non-gaming amenities as a way of drawing customers back to casinos.Industry executive Cynthia Kiser Murphy said – with outdoor interaction appearing safer than indoors – operators need to consider new ways to use outdoor space.Lana Kotur, vice president of Customer Success at VizExplorer, added that while safety was important, there would still be other aspects involved in attracting customers.“Customers and players are still looking for an experience,” While you want things to be safe and clean, it still needs to be a form of entertainment for players.Murphy said conventions and events will have to be modified, and events that are a hybrid between in-person and digital may be common.“There’s a lot of work being done now in the meeting and convention business about creating hybrid meetings, where some people can attend in person and others dial in,” she said.However Sun Gaming and Hospitality’s Bobby Soper warned that the non-gaming amenities may be even slower to return to something approaching normal than gaming, because of the long-term economic ramifications of the pandemic.“In the 2008 financial crisis, it really took 10 years before some important metrics like unemployment got back to where they were before that crash,” Soper said. “We have to hope we’re not in for that again and we have to plan for the potential long-term economic impact.”Tribal perspective The day concluded with Clarion Gaming’s Ewa Bakun (pictured below) interviewing the National Indian Gaming Association chairman Ernie Stevens. Discussing the impact of the pandemic on the tribal gaming industry, Stevens said it was above all a very sad situation.He said the shutdown effectively put an industry that generates revenue of $40bn and supports 300,000 direct jobs – making it the 11th highest employer in the US – on hold.“It has had a giant impact on our community, for us, for the services we provide,” he said. “The money from Indian gaming goes directly to taking care of our communities. It’s the toughest challenge in the world.”However he admitted that a return to life as it was before Covid-19 was impossible, and therefore a “new normal” would have to be created. NIGA has a subcommittee that is working on devising a strategy for reopening, but chairman Stevens said this could only occur when it will not risk the health and safety of tribal communities.“It doesn’t matter who we are, we’re all in this together,” he said.Bakun asked chairman Stevens about the possibility of tribes embracing online gaming as a way to develop additional revenue in future, and he admitted that it was something that could be of interest.However, he added, this could not replicate the social experience of being at a bricks and mortar venue.“[I] think online gaming will be very valuable, but a safe environment where we can interact as humans, I look forward to that,” he said.Read iGB North America’s recaps of Day 1 and Day 2 of ICE North America Digital, and remember, sessions are available on demand if you missed them.If you’d like to explore these topics and more with your peers and a host of leading expert speakers, join us for ICE North America Digital today until this Friday, May 15. 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Malta trade union settlement saves 40 jobs at NetEnt

first_imgGWU members impacted by the redundancies overwhelmingly approved the revised severance offer. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Other benefits set out under the agreement include better safeguards for staff currently on maternity leave and the availability of Evolution’s health benefit package to affected employees. Malta’s Superior Court issued an injunction against NetEnt, blocking the supplier from making layoffs until a hearing earlier today (17 December). 17th December 2020 | By Robert Fletcher The General Workers’ Union for Malta (GWU) has reached an agreement over a dispute regarding potential layoffs at NetEnt in the country, with the deal set to save 40 jobs and secure improved severance offers for those being made redundant. However, the GWU last week declared an industrial dispute with NetEnt and Evolution, claiming the businesses failed to acknowledge the country’s largest trade union as an employee representative for planned layoffs. The settlement also includes an improved severance package for staff who will be made redundant, with each affected employee to now receive an additional payment of €750. Management The GWU has now reached an agreement with Evolution whereby the supplier will offer alternative employment to at least 40 employees within the coming weeks. A further 60 employees are also expected to be absorbed by gaming and financial services operators in Malta. “We negotiated intensely and with determination; we saved jobs to the extent that this was possible,” GWU secretary general Josef Bugeja said. “We ensured that all those who are being let go are suitably compensated.”center_img Malta trade union settlement saves 40 jobs at NetEnt AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: People Strategy HR Management Regions: Southern Europe Malta Tags: NetEnt Evolution As a result of the agreement, the GWU had the injunction withdrawn. The job losses were part of a cost-cutting efforts to save €30m (£27.0m/$36.7m). The GWU said NetEnt had planned to make approximately 300 redundancies in Malta, following its acquisition by Evolution last month. Email Addresslast_img read more

Tullow Oil Plc ( 2013 Abridged Report

first_imgTullow Oil Plc ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2013 abridged results.For more information about Tullow Oil Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tullow Oil Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tullow Oil Plc (  2013 abridged results.Company ProfileTullow Oil Plc is the largest independent oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in Africa, Europe, South Asia and South America. The company has a portfolio of over 120 licenses spanning 22 countries; including multi-well operations in Ghana and Uganda. Tullow Oil Plc was founded by Aidan Heavey in 1985 in Ireland as a gas exploration business operating in Senegal. Acquisitions of BP’s North Sea Gas Fields in 2000, Energy Africa in 2004 and Hardman Resources in 2007 greatly enhanced the Group’s operations in Africa and Mauritania and added high-impact exploration licenses in South America. The company head office is in London, United Kingdom. Tullow Oil Plc is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Quality Beverages Limited ( 2015 Abridged Report

first_imgQuality Beverages Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about Quality Beverages Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Quality Beverages Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Quality Beverages Limited (  2015 abridged results.Company ProfileQuality Beverages Limited bottles and distributes soft drinks and non-carbonated beverages. The company manufactures and distributes Pepsico brands for the Mauritian territory and operates as a subsidiary of Currimjee Jeewanjee and Co. Limited. Quality Beverages Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius’ Development and Enterprise Market.last_img read more

Factory Life / Julie D’Aubioul

first_imgphotographs:  Tim Van de VeldePhotographs:  Tim Van de VeldeCONCEPTThe building envelope ≠ the insulation envelope : the interspace between these two shells is ‘covered outdoor’ space.The interspace allows/obliges inhabitants to use the space differently each season. Save this picture!SectionIn summer and spring the interspace is occupied as living space (covered from rain) and in winter there’s only the ‘cocoon’ that needs to be heated. The covered outdoor space also allows a flexible use in time which is a way of sustainable living / building.Save this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeUnits can be added, removed or repositioned to create a different constellation and use of space. CHALLENGESThe covered outdoor space allows the use of materials and building details in a way that wouldn’t be possible outdoors in all weather conditions. Save this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeIn a ‘normal’ building the façade and roof must protect inside space from precipitation and at the same time insulate outdoor versus indoor. This implies a certain way of detailing the construction.In the case of working in this covered space this is not the case, which makes construction details very interesting and unconventional. Save this picture!Floor PlanWe (my boyfriend and I) divided the factory of 800 m2 in two parts: –  one side is where we construct our house.-  the other side is workshop. It is inside the workshop that we made the living units as a temporary living space meanwhile we are building our final house. The idea was to make a livable space but meanwhile not having to determinate to much and narrowing our possibilities for any future use of the workshop.Save this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeThe light in the mobile units comes through the polycarbonate plates on the top. There are no windows in the walls so that when you close the door of the unit you appear to be in a cocoon. Possibly not inside the factory… (This was a psychological advantage because when you worked all day on het final house you want to relax without having to see it all the time…)On the contrary office that I made in the workshop is definite and very open. Possibly I will make some additions to it in the future inside the workshop when my architecture office expands. Save this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeINHABITANTS CREATE OPPORTUNITIESMy boyfriend and I are the inhabitants. His specific demand for a workshop (to work on motorbikes, cars, etc. as a secondary activity) and my request for an architecture office space have been determinative in our search for a premises.We are both very interested in (old) industrial architecture. Save this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeOur choice of constructing our final house ourselves (long term and phased project) resulted in the fact that we needed a temporary house.At the end of 2011, my office was the first thing that we added to the building. In May 2012 we moved to the temporary house. The roofs and exterior walls were (some still are) in really bad shape when we bought the building. The walls have a lot of ‘rising humidity’ and some were almost falling apart. Save this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeThat is a reason why we chose to make living units that stand alone, loose / independently from the exterior walls and roof. This way the exterior walls become ‘garden walls’ and the newly added spaces can have the comfort/convenience of a new modern space.This allows us to phase the execution of the whole project. DISCOVERY In 2010 we were able to buy the building and the lot at the value of the patch. Save this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeIn the eyes of the seller/ previous owner the building did not have any value. He even didn’t want to show us the inside because he thought it wasn’t relevant. It had to be demolished anyway!My boyfriend an I immediately fell in love with the cast iron columns and the shed roofs with their northern rooflights. The building dates from 1880 and was the oldest building that made part of a textile factory that employed about 2000 people. Nowadays a lot of beautiful other buildings of the factory are demolished.It was already clear to us, the first time we visited the space, that we would work with the existing space and characteristics. Save this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeMATERIALSWitness of the rich history of the building are the many inscriptions of names and dates that we encountered on the columns, trusses and beams. That is one of the reasons we didn’t want to sand-blast the whole interior and give it a new layer of paint. I think the building should be livable and adapted to modern comfort standards but also show it’s true age and patina.Save this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeThe contrast between the new additions and old patina is very interesting. To construct my office space I used KERTO-beams. This is a Scandinavian product, related to plywood, that is used as an alternative for wooden beams for example in a wooden floor.I used them in a rather unconventional way as a sequence of  inverted U-shaped frames. In between them are bookshelves of Polish deal plywood and insulating glass panes. Save this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeSeeing the KERTO’s on the head they seem really thin. Seeing them on the side, they have a certain mass. I like the different perception from a different angle. The construction detail of the KERTO’s in combination with the ‘cold posted’ (siliconed) glass panes would never be possible / durable in an exterior environment. This is an example of a very specific construction detail for this (sheltered) environment. On one side of the office space I used ‘hammered’ (ribbed) glass panes. This is a reference to the type of glass panes of the existing rooflights.  They admit light but make a visual barrier between my part of the workshop and the part of my boyfriend. Save this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeSUSTAINABILITY The starting point of the project, the reuse of an old building, is a form of sustainable thinking. Every addition to this existing building can be removed in the future, leaving the existing building and structure unharmed. Leaving certain spaces open and undefined allows us to adapt the building to functional changes and future ideas. Save this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeAll the wood that we used for the new additions is FSC-labeled. COLLABORATION  I like the fact that the practical side of building had a repercussion on the form and size of things. We also did a lot of construction ourselves, which has practical consequences. My boyfriend and I built the temporary mobile living units ourselves in two weekends. I designed them as a very basic, simple construction (on wheels!)  that was easy and quickly to build. Save this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeI opted to design these units using the standard measurements of an OSB-fiberboard. The advantage of doing so was that we didn’t have to saw the plates and didn’t have any wood waste. We made the walls flat on the ground and then erected them and fastened them to the wooden floor on wheels. It like making a house of playing cards. The total size of the units is also determined by the distance of the cast iron pillars in the workshop. It fits perfectly in between them so we can relocate the units any time we want. Save this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeAs in any other architecture project the construction details of my office space are the result of several consultations with the contractor and many practical considerations. The glass panes couldn’t be much larger then the ones on the front of the office space because the contractor had to carry them inside by hand.LESSON LEARNEDI try to imply the ‘big idea’ (of an intermediate space between inside and outside) in all of my projects as an architect, although I don’t always have the square meters (or surface) to do so in the way that we did here.Save this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeI’m convinced that an intermediate space between inside and outside can be a very valuable addition to a ‘traditional’ house, even in a Belgian (rainy) climate!This is already the case with a lot of Flemish houses and their typical ‘verandas’, although I’m convinced that there can be a more valuable solution than this.For example architects Lacaton & Vassal use this idea of intermediate space between inside and outside to create very relevant architecture that focuses on the use of a house according to the seasons.Project gallerySee allShow less70 Homes in Landy Sud / PETITDIDIERPRIOUX ArchitectsSelected ProjectsInfographic: Saving the Earth with Sustainable CitiesInfographics Share Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Factory Life / Julie D’AubioulSave this projectSaveFactory Life / Julie D’Aubioul Area:  860 m² Area:  860 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses, Adaptive Reuse, Offices Interiors•Waarschoot, Belgium CopyAbout this officeJulie D’AubioulOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentAdaptive reuseInterior DesignOffices InteriorsWaarschootBelgiumPublished on April 29, 2013Cite: “Factory Life / Julie D’Aubioul” 29 Apr 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panel – Terrazzo BlackStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Basiq SeriesIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsWoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows – EvenMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsDoorsECLISSESliding Door Opening System – ECLISSE Push&PullStonesMarini MarmiNatural Stone – Nuvolato di GréMore products »Read commentsSave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 stream Projects Architects: Julie D’Aubioul Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Belgium Houses Factory Life / Julie D’Aubioul Save this picture!© Tim Van de Velde+ 24 Share “COPY” 2012 2012 Year:  “COPY”last_img read more

Guha / Realrich Architecture Workshop

first_imgArchDaily 2020 “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Guha / Realrich Architecture WorkshopSave this projectSaveGuha / Realrich Architecture Workshop ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Library Guha / Realrich Architecture Workshop “COPY” Manufacturers: Dulux, Ikea, Kohler, Schneider Electric, Toto, Acor, Alexindo, Dekson, Philip, Rucika, Torro, Trimble, twinliteArchitect In Charge:Realrich SjariefDesign Team:Amud, Mohammad Enoh, Alifian Kharisma, Miftahuddin Nurdayat, Septrio Effendi, Fakhriyah Khairunnisa, Vivi Yani Santosa, Tirta Budiman, Aqidon Noor Khafid, Amirul FarrasClients:Realrich Sjarief, Laurensia YudithEngineering:Singgih Suryanto, Sudjatmiko, Endang Syamsuddin, Eddy Bahtiar, Yudi Atang, SakumLandscape:Realrich Architecture WorkshopCity:Kecamatan KembanganCountry:IndonesiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Eric DinardiRecommended ProductsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. Guha is an combination of new and renovation project based on previously “The Guild” located in Taman Villa Meruya. The Project consist of Omah Library, Dental Clinic, residence and Realrich Sjarief’s studio named Guha Bambu, The studio is Realrich Architecture Workshop (well known by name of RAW Architecture).Save this picture!© Eric DinardiThe renovation section is consisted on adding sequence for adding elaborated programs for Omah Library such as  more storage for book shelves, bookstore and gallery. The circulation is designed to separate the public and private which is solved by separating the access at the entrance.Save this picture!© Eric DinardiSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!Bamboo castle plansSave this picture!© Ernst TheofilusThe new project, named Guha Bambu is at the east side. This building stands in the lot of 7.5 x 26 m size consisted new 3 storey Bamboo structure, 2 storey of basement. The technique to build the structure is elaborated from experimental school of alfa omega project. The technique separates the steel plane truss structure  as a roof and bamboo structure to hold the 3 floor plate under steel structure roof.Save this picture!© Eric DinardiConstruction of Guha is elaborated into 9 materials to sum up craftsmanship experimentation in Realrich Architecture Workshop such as : steel, wood, glass, metal, gypsum, bamboo, plastic, stone and concrete. The layout is flexible, and open while some of the rooms is opened by minimum 2 doors allowing the further scenario while the program can be changed. The idea is basically addressing the tropical climate to open north south and close the facade at west side.Save this picture!© Eric DinardiSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Eric DinardiThe Facade is basically basic material, concrete, vertical louver by steel and bamboo.  The program it self challenge the typical housing in Indonesia to be mixed with more micro business programs such as education, even coffee shop in the future by maintaining privacy and opening itself to the public. The construction is done by generations of craftsmen from west java which integrate some of traditional fish mouth joint in bamboo constructions and more modern construction method such as steel and construction. Projects Photographs:  Eric Dinardi, Ernst Theofilus Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyLibrary, Dental Clinic, Houses•Kecamatan Kembangan, Indonesia Save this picture!© Eric Dinardi+ 40Curated by Hana Abdel Share Indonesia Area:  600 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Project gallerySee allShow lessZicht Zag Installation / ZoetmulderSelected ProjectsBrickell Flatiron, Miami’s Tallest All-Residential Tower, Is Now CompletedArchitecture News Share Year:  Architects: Realrich Architecture Workshop Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeRealrich Architecture WorkshopOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsCultural ArchitectureLibraryHealthcare ArchitectureHealthcaredental clinicResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookKecamatan KembanganIndonesiaPublished on April 08, 2020Cite: “Guha / Realrich Architecture Workshop” 08 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Guha创意园区:四种功能共享,九种材料共存 / Realrich Architecture Workshop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

Welcome to the new UK Fundraising

first_img 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Welcome to the new UK Fundraising We’ve now fully integrated the FundUK discussion group, now part of the UK Fundraising Forum, into the Web site for the first time. You can now discuss all aspects of fundraising and share questions and expertise with hundreds of fellow fundraisers and consultants in the Forum.The site’s information remains available at no charge to users. However, to use some of the facilities such as e-mailing a page to a friend, viewing news items older than seven days, or receiving e-mail alerts, we ask you to register. As always we never give or sell registered users’ data to anyone else.Registered users can also suggest news items, books and training events through their profile page. They can enter the data themselves straight into the UK Fundraising site, although we do of course reserve the right to edit or not to publish submissions.There are more services to be introduced of course, not least the site search facility that we know you’ll want and need. This is top priority at the moment.Do explore the new site. We hope you find it useful. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Giving/Philanthropycenter_img UK Fundraising has been overhauled to offer a range of new services for charity and non-profit fundraisers.The new layout of UK Fundraising is designed to help fundraisers find relevant information and resources faster. If you read a news item about trust fundraising, for example, then in the side columns you should find information related to trust fundraising. This could include job vacancies for trust fundraisers, books on trust fundraising, suppliers who offer services to trust fundraisers, and training events to fundraisers. We’re sure you’ll find this context-sensitive approach a useful timesaver.If you don’t have time to come back every day to find out what’s new, then we can keep you informed with a daily or weekly e-mail alert. Even better, you can choose to be alerted to the fundraising areas that matter to you, so that you don’t get bombarded with every new item we publish. Advertisement  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 1 May 2003 | Newslast_img read more