first_img City Cottage / Verstas Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/166735/city-cottage-verstas-architects Clipboard City Cottage / Verstas ArchitectsSave this projectSaveCity Cottage / Verstas Architects Finland ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/166735/city-cottage-verstas-architects Clipboard Houses Save this picture!© Andreas Meichsner+ 26 Share Projects CopyHouses•Helsinki, Finlandcenter_img Architects: Verstas Architects Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Area:  14 m² Photographs ArchDaily Photographs:  Andreas Meichsner Text description provided by the architects. It is well-known that Finns love to spend time in a cottage and amidst nature. So much so, that spending time in a cottage is possible even in the center of Helsinki. A 14 sqm cottage for the 4-person Palva architect family was recently built in Lauttasaari, only two kilometres from the family home and the parents’ work place.Save this picture!© Andreas Meichsner“This is a way of life”, says Jussi Palva, “We wanted a place that would be easy to go to, and if necessary we could go home to take a shower or deal with urgent matters. Because our home is so close by, it’s also possible to leave unnecessary stuff at home and bring things to the cottage only when necessary.” Save this picture!© Andreas MeichsnerA way of life that preserves nature has, during the last few years, become a trend in the Helsinki region among young families with children; a 14 sqm city cottage is “ecological vacationing” at its best. “Because the cottage is small, its building costs are reasonable and the use of electricity is so sufficiently low that it can operate with solar energy, even though the cottage is suited for winter use” explains Jussi Palva. “And of course a localized lifestyle where you don’t use a car or fly away on holidays is also ecological.Save this picture!© Andreas MeichsnerIt’s typical for Finnish cities that there are camping areas also within the city limits. When this is combined with the fact that the cottage tradition plays a central role in our lifestyle, you discover that preserving and increasing the number of city cottage areas in Finnish cities is wise town planning.” In Jussi Palva’s opinion, a lot is achieved by including areas for this kind of use in the town plan: the environmental burden caused by the cottages decreases and the social control in park areas increases. This makes urban parks safer places for everyone. Save this picture!© Andreas MeichsnerWhen spending time at the Palva family cottage, you don’t get the feeling at all that you’re in the city. There’s a path leading to the sheltered cottage site that goes past a small sandy beach and there’s a view over the sea from inside the cottage. The intention is that the family will spend a generous amount of time at the cottage: a sign of this is that the kitchen can be turned into a homework space for the children. “Family members can come here on their own, too, to relax and be close to nature” Jussi Palva further explains. Save this picture!© Andreas MeichsnerAs there is only 14 sqm for the 4-person family, the space has to be divided carefully. It’s divided into an entrance and kitchen combination, from where there’s a small step – in the Japanese fashion – to the living space and sleeping level. At the design stage the spatial arrangements of boats and caravans were carefully studied; 14 sqm is a large space if it’s furnished with fixed furniture in a similar way as in sailing boats intended for family use. The sofas along the back wall of the cottage can easily be turned into sleeping places for three persons; the fourth sleeping place is in the loft space. There’s storage space in built-in cupboards in different areas as well as under the raised floor.Save this picture!© Andreas MeichsnerProject gallerySee allShow lessBSA Lecture SeriesArticlesAIA NY hosts Day-Long Conference on Redevelopment of Lower ManhattanArticles Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeVerstas ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHelsinkiWoodHousesFinlandPublished on September 08, 2011Cite: “City Cottage / Verstas Architects” 08 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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first_imgAs for tourists from Slovenia, Stanicic said that Slovenian tourists are currently second in the number of arrivals and overnight stays in Croatia, and to date have realized about one million and 100 thousand overnight stays. “We are in daily contact with the CNTB office in Slovenia as well as their institutions, we follow their recommendations and I believe that in the coming days there will be a decline in new cases in Croatia and that we will return to the green list and that Slovenians will continue to stay in Croatia. Many Slovenians have real estate and boats in Croatia and are one of our most important guests, and they are always welcome. I think our neighbors are well informed and know that we are a safe country and well prepared to receive all guests”Stanicic said when asked by journalists to comment on yesterday’s move by the Slovenian government, which put Croatia on the” yellow “list of epidemiologically less safe countries due to the increase in the daily number of coronavirus infections. Along with the director of the CNTB, Kristjan Staničić, the coordination meeting was attended by the director of the Kvarner Tourist Board, Irena Peršić Živadinov, and about 25 representatives of tourist boards of cities and municipalities from the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County. Cro cards? Also, Staničić commented on the Cro card project, which was announced to start on Wednesday, July 01, but is still pending for now. Attendees welcomed the new railway route of the Czech carrier RegioJet, which connects Rijeka and Kvarner with the markets of the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Slovenia, through which the train passes, which will run daily until the end of August on the route Prague-Brno-Bratislava-Ljubljana-Rijeka. 30.000 passengers.  She opened the meeting Irena Persic Zivadinov emphasizing that in Kvarner, after Istria, the largest tourist traffic is realized at the moment.  / / / THE FIRST REGION TRAIN ARRIVED FROM THRESHOLD IN RIJEKA WITH MORE THAN 500 PASSENGERS “We agreed on open issues, such as the collection of tourist tax within nautical tourism. In just a few days, the CNTB is completing a web application for sailors in order for boaters to further facilitate the collection and registration of tourist tax for our sailors. I call on everyone to be responsible and to adhere to all procedures that we must adhere to, to be an example to our tourists who come to Croatia. ” Stanicic pointed out. Director Staničić also pointed out that during the pandemic, the CNTB created three campaigns and maintained the visibility of Croatia through the media and social networks, which enabled Croatia to be one of the few tourist destinations in the Mediterranean where tourist traffic takes place at the moment. Currently 330.000 tourists in Croatia A new bimonthly issue for July and August of the well-known travel magazine will certainly contribute to greater visibility of Rijeka and Kvarner on the UK market, for example. Wanderlust who suggests to his millions of readers what to see and visit in his 72-hour stay in Rijeka and Kvarner. Director Staničić presented the promotional activities of the CNTB in 2020 in key emitting markets, as well as the activities that are being carried out and will be carried out with the aim of promoting tourism in foreign and domestic markets. A coordination meeting of the Croatian Tourist Board and the Tourist Boards of the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County was held in Crikvenica today. Currently, according to eVisitor data, 330.000 tourists stay in Croatia, which is about 40% less tourists compared to the same day last year. At the coordination meeting, they also discussed joint promotional activities that the CNTB will carry out in cooperation with the tourist boards of the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County. “At the moment, more than 312 thousand tourists are vacationing in Croatia, most of them staying in Istria and about 72.000 in Kvarner. The airlines of our strategic partners, which connect Kvarner with Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, London, Riga, but also Eindhoven and Warsaw, are becoming more and more intensive.” Director Staničić pointed out, adding that at the moment in Kvarner, tourist traffic is recorded by 115 hotel facilities and 48 camps. / / / SLOVENIA REMOVES CROATIA FROM THE LIST OF GREEN COUNTRIES, BUT NO MANDATORY QUARANTINE IS STILL “There are certain technical details about the implementation of the Cro card project, primarily with banks as partners in this project, and when they are resolved in the coming weeks, I believe that the Cro card project will come to life. As soon as we get the green light, the promotion of the whole project starts”Concluded Staničić.last_img read more

first_imgA family watches the fireworks at the 2011Monmouth County Fair. This year’s county fair is July 25-29 with the fireworks show slated for 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at the fairgrounds, 1500 Kozloski Road, Freehold.FREEHOLD – This year’s Monmouth County Fair is almost here.The fair will feature family fun with rides, entertainment, food and tons of fun exhibits.The Monmouth County Fair gates will be open from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, through Friday, July 27; from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 28; and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 29 at the East Freehold Show­grounds, 1500 Kozloski Road, Freehold.The opening night will feature a fireworks display at 9:15 p.m.Music on the main stage will included the Amish Outlaws from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 25. The band’s music covers popular bands like Devo, Nirvana and U2. Thursday, July 26, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. brings Brian Kirk & the Jirks to the stage. The Jersey shore popular cover band has been playing local stages with their repertoire of rock, funk, pop, hip hop, swing, jazz, and oldies for almost 20 years. Country music’s Jaida Dreyer will perform 9 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, July 27, and Slippery When Wet, a Bon Jovi tribute band, will play from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 28. The Latin rhythm band 3D Ritmo de Vida will perform noon to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 29.In addition to the musical acts, live entertainment acts will include Raptor Project – Birds of Prey, Dock Dogs, and the Skateboarding Stunt Show, as well as returning favorites like Robinson’s Racing Pigs, Hell on Wheels BMX Stunt Show, and Tommie Turvey Equine Extremist.The Monmouth County Fair also will be hosting its 35th Annual Antique and Classic Auto Show on Sunday, July 29. The show will include antique/production autos to 1932, production cars from 1933 through 1985, sports cars to 1985 (including classic Corvettes and Mustangs), and fire trucks to 1972. There also will be street rods, modified cars, race cars and motorcycles on display. The Antique Motoring Club of Monmouth County will once again judge the show.Admission is $7 per person; children 12 and under are free. Those who love rides can get a pay-one-price rides wristband for $18 on Wednesday and Thursday, July 25-25, and Sunday, July 29. For more information about the fair, visit www.monmouthcountyfair.com, or call 732-842-4000.The Monmouth County Fair is organized and presented by the Monmouth County Park System in cooperation with the Monmouth County 4-H Association. A full schedule of daily activities in the parks is available on the website at www.monmouthcountyparks.com.last_img read more

first_imgFirst Lady Sandra Granger said that she was optimistic about the impact the Lusignan Youth Development Initiative will have on its beneficiaries, at a simple opening ceremony held at the Lusignan Primary School on Monday.Mrs Granger said that the Initiative was birthed from an idea she had about involving parents in the delivery of education to their children. The first project under this initiative was introduced last year in Buxton at the Buxton/Friendship Primary School.“I have to say, based on the results in Buxton, I have high hopes for Lusignan as well, because we had kids who had started Grade Four in the Buxton/Friendship area who did not know [how] to read and by the end of the year… there was great improvement,” related the First Lady.First Lady Sandra Granger (seated second left) along with the teachers and students at the opening of the Youth Development Initiative at the Lusignan Primary SchoolOver the past couple of weeks, Mrs Granger met with teachers and parents of students of Lusignan Primary about the Initiative and although there were minor setbacks, she believes that they had shown a keen interest in the programme and, therefore, took a decision to go ahead with it.“We felt that since the teachers were so engaged in it [the meetings], we would go ahead with it… What this project aims to do, basically, is to look at the students in the school and help them to achieve their full potential,” the First Lady said.Acting Headmistress of the Lusignan Primary School, Loretta DosSantos said that the Initiative aimed to make the school and community better. “You parents play an integral role in this, the education process… Do not feel what we’re doing here is a waste of time. In time to come, you will see the benefits,” DosSantos said.In an invited comment, she expressed confidence about the impact that the Initiative will have on the students’ development.“I believe that the children who are benefiting from this programme would be better off academically in the areas of mainly literacy and numeracy… I told the teachers we have to work assiduously to ensure that each child is being given what this programme intends for them to have.”The Initiative is expected to last throughout this school year. Initially, 50 students were targeted for the programme, but that number was increased to 80 following feedback from the school. Sessions are expected to be held from Monday to Wednesday, and will focus on Reading and Mathematics.last_img read more

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first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#ReadWrite Mix Despite our passionate and undying love of all things Internet, lately a few of us here at ReadWrite have been thinking we should pay a little more attention to the time we spend offline, in what used to be known as the real world. That’s why we’ve created our ReadWrite Pause Series, exploring ways to balance our online and offline lives. It’s also why we are launching a new series of events, called ReadWrite Mix, which will take place in the real world, with real people talking to other real people, drinking real drinks and making (we hope) real connections.These will take place at ReadWrite’s real world headquarters in the hipster-filled SoMa neighborhood in San Francisco. It’s a chance to meet some of the crew from Say Media and ReadWrite, including managing editor Fredric Paul and ace reporter Jon Mitchell.Starting Next Thursday!The first ReadWrite Mix will be next week, on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 6-8 p.m. You need to RSVP (go here to sign up) and please note that space is very limited, so please sign up as soon as possible.To kick off the series, we’re doing a “media predicts” panel with Kara Swisher of AllThingsD, Owen Thomas of Business Insider, and Aaron Ricadela of Bloomberg Businessweek.We’ll be talking about what 2013 might look like for Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon, Square, Microsoft and others. The main thing is that we’re all pretty opinionated and though we don’t always agree on things we’re actually pretty good friends – so it’s a chance to have some fun. I’ll be moderating and putting people back into neutral corners or giving them time-outs when they misbehave.A Monthly EventWe’re hoping to make this a monthly event where we will host interesting guests – CEOs, investors, authors – and gather a crowd of hacks, flacks, nerds, geeks, techies, pundits and schmoozers for an evening of thought-provoking fun. Sometimes we’ll do a panel, but other times we’ll do a one-on-one fireside chat. (We have an amazing guest lined up for December, but I’m sworn to secrecy on it for now.)We love chronicling the incredible ways in which technology is transforming the world, but it occurs to us that in the madness of chasing down the news every day it’s easy to lose sight of the bigger picture. We think there’s value to be gained in stepping back, slowing down and taking a few minutes to pause and reflect. It’s great to make friends on Facebook or gain followers on Twitter, but nothing beats making connections in real life.In the new ReadWrite we’re all about trying to engage with our readers and build a community. Ultimately what we want to create is not so much a publication as a conversation, one where everyone has a voice. ReadWrite Mix is just another part of that effort.SoMa (for South of Market street), the neighborhood where we’re working, is home to dozens of companies that are transforming the Internet and changing our lives. It’s an incredibly concentrated cluster of innovative brains. We want to create a place where all those creative people can gather once a month to talk and argue and brainstorm. In our wildest dreams, if we’re really lucky, ReadWrite Mix could become a place where new ideas are born.So please: come join us. Become part of this. We’ll provide the space, and the drinks, and we’ll get the conversation started. The rest is up to you. In case you missed it up above, you can sign up here.  A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img dan lyons Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts last_img read more

first_img “We will put a team together. We will have a meeting and, of course, that team will have to be comprised of persons who are quite acquainted with the downtown issues during the season, and we will try our best to maintain order,” he said. The Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) will be meeting with the police and other stakeholders on Wednesday (December 13) to finalise plans for shopping in downtown Kingston over the festive season. This was disclosed by Mayor of Kingston, Senator, Councillor Delroy Williams, at the KSAMC’s meeting held at its Church Street offices in downtown Kingston on Tuesday (December 12). The Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) will be meeting with the police and other stakeholders on Wednesday (December 13) to finalise plans for shopping in downtown Kingston over the festive season.This was disclosed by Mayor of Kingston, Senator, Councillor Delroy Williams, at the KSAMC’s meeting held at its Church Street offices in downtown Kingston on Tuesday (December 12).“We will put a team together. We will have a meeting and, of course, that team will have to be comprised of persons who are quite acquainted with the downtown issues during the season, and we will try our best to maintain order,” he said.He said a number of proposals are on the table that may help in “offering to the people of Kingston and St. Andrew a level of satisfaction in terms of security and safety as they shop in the town centres”.“We will work those issues out; they are not new to us. Over the years, we have gathered the experience and we know what to do, and we will do it with the resources that we have,” Senator Williams said.Meanwhile, Town Clerk at the KSAMC, Robert Hill, said the Municipal Corporation will be making some allowances for vendors while working with members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to maintain order.“The main thoroughfares are always an issue. We will be meeting with the JCF to finalise the plans into next week right through to New Year’s,” Mr. Hill said.On the issue of entertainment, Mr. Hill is inviting party promoters who will be staging events to apply for their amusement licences.“We are putting plans in place to express the applications once they (promoters) have everything that we need, so we can take that to the police to get their permit,” Mr. Hill said. Story Highlightslast_img read more

first_img A Labour Market Forum, to be hosted by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security on Wednesday (December 13), will seek to facilitate a robust discussion on access to employment opportunities for youth, the labour market needs and the existing skills gaps in the sector. Mrs. Robinson said the forum will look at the major job prospects for youngsters and how access can be improved; what the best practices are in addressing similar challenges in other jurisdictions; and the forging of partnerships. The issues highlighted by the National Labour Market Study include the recognition of a skills gap, lack of relevant work experience by jobseekers and lack of soft skills in the workplace, inclusive of behavioural and customer service skills. Story Highlights A Labour Market Forum, to be hosted by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security on Wednesday (December 13), will seek to facilitate a robust discussion on access to employment opportunities for youth, the labour market needs and the existing skills gaps in the sector.According to Portfolio Minister, Hon. Shahine Robinson, the forum will bring together academic professionals, employers and policymakers in a series of panel discussions looking to provide answers to a series of questions arising out of a labour market study completed in March this year.The issues highlighted by the National Labour Market Study include the recognition of a skills gap, lack of relevant work experience by jobseekers and lack of soft skills in the workplace, inclusive of behavioural and customer service skills.Mrs. Robinson said the forum will look at the major job prospects for youngsters and how access can be improved; what the best practices are in addressing similar challenges in other jurisdictions; and the forging of partnerships.“The major concerns remain in the questions to be addressed, such as… are young people finding decent work and what are the challenges; [as well as] how do we address the issue in relation to soft skills and work experience in the job market,” she said.The Study revealed that 80 per cent of employers are optimistic about business prospects, but also showed that there is uncertainty as to whether these expansions will create quality jobs and simultaneously close the skills gap.Mrs. Robinson said the Ministry aims to adequately address these issues through targeted collaboration with various stakeholders.Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Colette Roberts-Risden, said the insight to be gained from the Forum is critical to a range of stakeholders, particularly educational and training institutions, and youth contemplating an area of study.“Educational and training institutions need to know what the market needs, where the growth prospects in terms of employment are for the economy, so that they can play their role in training our people to meet the demands of the market,” she said.“The ideal is for us in Jamaica to generate and create jobs for people to be gainfully employed, reducing the unemployment rate, thereby leading to growth and a reduction of poverty in society,” Mrs. Roberts-Risden added.Funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Forum will be streamed live, and the public, particularly students, are being urged to participate. Persons are also invited to register for attendance online.The Forum will be held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel under the theme ‘Jamaican Employers and Educators, Working Together to Close the Skills Gap’.last_img read more

first_img The three-day event titled ‘Heritage Fest 2018’ is being organised by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) as part of activities to mark National Heritage Week under the theme: ‘One Love…One Family…One Heritage’. Story Highlights The Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in Kingston will come alive with the celebration of Jamaica’s cultural heritage from Saturday (October 13) to Monday (October 15).center_img The Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in Kingston will come alive with the celebration of Jamaica’s cultural heritage from Saturday (October 13) to Monday (October 15).The three-day event titled ‘Heritage Fest 2018’ is being organised by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) as part of activities to mark National Heritage Week under the theme: ‘One Love…One Family…One Heritage’.Heritage Fest is free to the public and will feature traditional Jamaican, Indian and Chinese cuisine as well as craft displays, rides, games, donkey rides, and nightly entertainment on Saturday and Sunday.Director of Events Management and Production at the JCDC, Gregory Simms, told JIS News that Heritage Fest is being revived by the Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, to celebrate Jamaica’s rich heritage.“We really want to build on this heritage idea… Let us try to pull out the differences that we have that make us so unique,” he said.Heritage Fest opens at noon on Saturday with a Farmers’ Market where patrons will be able to purchase fresh produce.At 8:00 p.m., there will be a stage show featuring Richie Stephens and the Ska Nation Band with Friends in Concert, along with Wayne Marshall, Stranjah Cole and the Ruff Kut Band.On Sunday, patrons will be able to enjoy a Revival Time Music Festival beginning at 10:00 a.m., and at 5:30 p.m., there will be a Revival Bands Sing-Off Competition featuring Markland “Action” Edwards as the evening’s MC and gospel singer, Sis Pat as guest performer.Mr. Simms said that patrons would be allowed to participate in pop-up performances to showcase their talents, in the areas of dance, song or poetry.last_img read more