first_img Area:  3800 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Houses United States CopyHouses•San Francisco, United States 2016 Year:  “COPY” Save this picture!Courtesy of Edmonds + Lee Architects+ 33 Share Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: Edmonds + Lee Architects Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Projects Manufacturers: AXOR, Hansgrohe, Azek, Blomberg, La Cantina, Acrylic Resin, Jausas Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Switchback House / Edmonds + Lee ArchitectsSave this projectSaveSwitchback House / Edmonds + Lee Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/873825/switchback-house-edmonds-plus-lee-architects Clipboard “COPY” Products used in this ProjectFaucetsAXORBathroom Collection – AXOR UnoFaucetsAXORBathroom Collection – AXOR StarckFaucets / SinksAXORKitchen MixersContractor:Devlin McNallyConstruction Engineer:Double D EngineeringCabinetry:Sozo StudioCity:San FranciscoCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Edmonds + Lee ArchitectsText description provided by the architects. For their own house, partners Vivian Lee and Robert Edmonds had the peculiar luxury of extraordinary insight into San Francisco’s permitting process, 24/7 access to each other for discussions of ideal rebar and the best window frames, and the particular freedom that comes from being experienced architects finally doing their own— dream—house.Save this picture!Courtesy of Edmonds + Lee ArchitectsSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!Courtesy of Edmonds + Lee ArchitectsPractically, the pair, who have two children, needed (at least) three bedrooms and enough living space for their family to feel perfectly situated: close enough that their now-youngish children didn’t have to be sidelined into a basement or attic, but ultimately spacious enough that as they do grow up, they can become independent – from each other, and from their parents. Edmonds + Lee also decided to divide their building into two units, making use of Lee’s development expertise combined with Edmonds’ architectural focus. The lower floor can be—and currently is used as—an income-producing rental, but the house is designed flexibly enough that the owners can turn the structure back into a single-family home. Working as not only their own clients but also their own developers, they were able to avoid the typical market-driven pressure of maximizing square feet and instead focus on qualitative issues. As a result, they were able to work creatively—by flipping the plan to place the living room on the top floor and bedrooms on the lower level— to bring to life the feeling of loft-style living that they wanted, without giving up the intimate neighborhood feel of their immediate surroundings.Save this picture!Courtesy of Edmonds + Lee ArchitectsBecause much of Edmonds + Lee’s practice is centered around multifamily buildings, the architects celebrated the urban density this project brings to the street. While it can feel compelling for those who have the resources to do so to try and insulate themselves from San Francisco, to use zoning and architecture to protect themselves and their families from the possible encroachment of an ever-densifying city, Edmonds and Lee wanted to celebrate the density, while still creating an interior space that feels light, airy, spacious, and open to the sky.Save this picture!Courtesy of Edmonds + Lee ArchitectsTheir familiarity with common architectural constraints led to an ease of priority: the guardrails are simple drywall, the stair is painted steel, and much of the house’s detailing made creative use of everyday materials. The facade is built from a rhythmic display of pre-manufactured trim boards; the sinks are molded Corian; and and the architects undertook the ultimate Ikea Hack: measuring the standard size of the big-box retailer’s shelving, and building closet spaces to fit to the centimeter, creating a custom millwork-level aesthetic for a fraction of the price. And that’s central to the magic of the house; it was built by people who really do live within a budget, who had a vested interested in building within that budget, who experience financial as well as design constraints, but who embraced and celebrated these limitations and used them to give rise to incredibly creative and aesthetically compelling solutions. Working on Switchback reminded Edmonds and Lee of their time at Columbia as it became almost like a school project, part unshakable rules, and equal part unshakable excitement for pushing the envelope wherever it can be furthered.Save this picture!Courtesy of Edmonds + Lee ArchitectsProject gallerySee allShow lessRACE / Ministry of DesignSelected ProjectsNew Orleans Tour: A Unique Architectural and Cultural Journey to the Crescent CityEvent Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/873825/switchback-house-edmonds-plus-lee-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeEdmonds + Lee ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSan FranciscoUnited StatesPublished on June 20, 2017Cite: “Switchback House / Edmonds + Lee Architects” 20 Jun 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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first_img A Scottish conman has been jailed for two months after he donated a bogus cheque for £100,000 sterling to a Limerick charity. John Cronin (34), originally from East Lothian, was jailed after pleading guilty to having a cheque, which he knew to be false.Cronin, who has 21 previous convictions for serious sexual offences, robbery and fraud, gave the fake cheque to Limerick Animal Welfare at a table quiz last Friday week. He had even been thanked by the Mayor of Limerick Cllr Diarmuid Scully for the donation.He had been posing as a wealthy barrister with terminal cancer. The charity alerted gardai on Monday. He was arrested at Colbert train station in Limerick city. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Ireland Man jailed for giving bogus cheque to charitycenter_img When asked by Judge Tom O’Donnell at Limerick District Court what he was trying to acheive by handing over the cheque, Cronin said: “I wanted people to think well of me, and for a brief time they did.”He apologised for the distress he had caused and added that it was never his intention to gain financially from the fraudulent transaction.Judge O’Donnell acknowledged the guilty plea but imposed a two-month prison sentence because of the “number of previous convictions” he had amassed. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 27 February 2006 | Newslast_img read more

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Fire Chief Calvin E. Wells presided Thursday over the newest graduating class of 10 firefighter recruits for the department at the Ambassador Auditorium in West Pasadena.The graduating class of new firefighters includes nine men and one woman: Kevin Adair, Jeffrey Grogan, Erik Hernandez, Roderick Hutchinson, Heywot Kollee, Russell Kraus, Benjamin Sullivan, Kevin Ross, Edward Ruffalo and Shana Welch.As part of the ceremony, the new firefighters were pinned with their badges by a family member, friend or person of their choice.Collectively, the firefighters ran more than 150 miles, did 33,700 push-ups, completed 480 rounds of Crossfit training and finished more than 600 hours of education during their 16-week academy. The last new recruit academy was in 2009 although through attrition, there was an immediate need to hire new recruits which included a very extensive extensive written, psychological and physical testing, plus extensive background and tiered interview processes. The academy also consisted of training in live fires; hose and ladder deployments; emergency medical response and a field trip to the Museum of Tolerance.The last new firefighter recruit academy was in 2009.“Becoming a Firefighter is one of the most sought-after careers and most difficult professions to get into. We are a world-class City and we pride ourselves on selecting top candidates who will be singled out not only as leaders in the fire service but also mentors in the community,” Chief Wells said. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Government Pasadena Fire Department Graduates 10 Recruits from 4,000 Applicants Photography courtesy PASADENA FIRE DEPT. Published on Friday, May 16, 2014 | 2:59 am faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Top of the News Business News Community Newscenter_img Herbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNerdy Movie Kids Who Look Unrecognizable TodayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDSlast_img read more

first_imgFrom left, holding their certificates honoring them for their perfect scores on the New Jersey PARCC test, are Christian Ganter, Tanis McDonnell and Avi Rabia. By Donald WittkowskiOcean City’s Board of Education honored nearly 20 of the school district’s outstanding students, including some who achieved perfect scores on standardized state tests for English, mathematics and science.During the school board meeting Wednesday night, all of the students were given certificates recognizing their academic excellence. The board members shook hands with each student while offering their congratulations.Among the students was Avi Rabia, a senior at Ocean City High School who was called “magnificent” by Superintendent of Schools Kathleen Taylor.Rabia finished with a perfect score on the New Jersey PARCC English language arts test and has been named as one of 16,000 semifinalists for the National Merit Scholarship competition.Semifinalists are the highest-scoring students in each state. Rabia and other semifinalists across the country will have an opportunity to compete in the spring for 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more $32 million.“If ever I could find a word to describe Avi, it’s magnificent,” Taylor said.Rabia told the school board he has not yet decided on which college he will attend next year, but noted he likes the University of Pennsylvania and Brown University “the best.”Rabia was not the only Ocean City High School student to ace the New Jersey PARCC test. Tanis McDonnell, a junior, also had a perfect score on the English language arts portion of the exam.“Tanis is an extremely conscientious 11th grade student,” Taylor said. “She constantly looks at the big picture, and how that picture will lead her to future success.”Formally known as the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, the standardized test includes exams in both English and mathematics. Taylor and other Ocean City school administrators pointed out that it is highly unusual for students to have a perfect PARCC score for English or math.“To achieve a perfect score on PARCC English language arts, the students mastered literary text, vocabulary, writing expression and use and knowledge of the English language,” Taylor said. “To achieve a perfect score on PARCC mathematics, the students have mastered critical thinking, problem solving and can apply this to real-world scenarios.”Christian Ganter, a seventh-grader at the Ocean City Intermediate School, was also honored by the Board of Education for his perfect math score on the PARCC test when he was in sixth grade.“His favorite class is mathematics, and it shows, Taylor said of Ganter.Also honored by the Board of Education were Ocean City students who achieved perfect scores on the New Jersey ASK science test.Other students were recognized Wednesday by the Board of Education for their academic achievements at the high school and middle school level.Christa Michel and Sara Ruth, both seniors at Ocean City High School, were honored for receiving letters of commendation during the National Merit Scholarship competition. Although commended students do not continue on to compete for National Merit Scholarships, they do become candidates for scholarships sponsored by corporations and businesses.Daphne Brozyna and Isabella Kenny, both fifth-graders at the Ocean City Intermediate School, were honored for winning the New Jersey STEAM Tank Challenge. Brozyna and Kenny developed a mobile app for recycling to become state champions. They beat out nearly 200 other competitors in the STEAM Tank contest, which promotes science, technology, engineering, art and math.“Bella and Daphne are two extremely talented students,” Taylor said.Ocean City students also did well in another state standardized test known as New Jersey ASK, short for Assessment of Skills and Knowledge in science. In all, 13 students had perfect scores in the ASK test. The school board recognized them all.They include fifth-graders Madelyn Adamson, Nathan Amey, Joseph Berardis, Daphne Brozyna, who is also the STEAM Tank Challenge winner, Clifford Dirkes, Abigale Dolinsky, James Erney, Wesley Morton, Wynne Nussey, Vander Reeves, Aiden Schlembach and Rachel Stauffer. Jacob Patella, a freshman at Ocean City High School, also achieved a perfect score in the ASK test.In other business at the meeting, Taylor told the school board that Ocean City’s innovative mental-health and wellness program for students is featured in the cover story of the current edition of The School Leader magazine. The program was prompted by the suicides of two Ocean City High School students in 2014 and 2015.The magazine story is headlined “Tackling Teen Suicide.” It details how Ocean City is fighting the suicide crisis through a multifaceted approach that focuses on helping students cope with stress and anxiety.“No school is suicide proof, and we know that,” Taylor said.Joseph Clark, Board of Education president, noted that Ocean City has confronted the teen suicide crisis head-on. He lamented that some other school districts have chosen to “sweep it under the carpet, like it doesn’t exist.”“It’s a sad thing. It’s a national dilemma,” Clark said of teen suicides.Board of Education President Joseph Clark and Superintendent of Schools Kathleen Taylor spoke of the school district’s mental-health program for students.Ocean City’s student wellness program is a collaborative effort between mental-health experts, school officials and city leaders, among others. Taylor called it an “action plan.”This year, the program was expanded to add a “wellness room” at the high school, a type of refuge that allows students to cool off while dealing with stress or anxiety.last_img read more

first_imgGhana midfielder Andre Ayew must apologise to the Black Stars technical team and players within seven days or face serious sanctions from the Ghana Football Association (GFA).The Marseille player reacted angrily to being substituted during Saturday’s 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Malawi in Lilongwe.According to a reporter from Happy FM who was at the game, Ayew uttered unpleasant words directed at the coaching staff to register his displeasure with his satisfaction.The son of the legend Abedi Pele also gestured angrily before refusing to shake team manager Sabahn Quaye and his team-mates on the bench.This prompted a meeting between the technical team led by coach Kwesi Appiah and management of the Black Stars after the game to examine the incident.Ayew has now been given a one-week ultimatum to apologise to the technical team and the players or he will face serious sanctions. “We met and have decided to give him one week to apologise so we are waiting for that and if he fails to do so, then we will take the necessary actions,” the President of the Ghana FA, Kwesi Nyantakyi told Accra-based Happy FM.Ayew’s actions have received widespread condemnation in the local radio stations since journalists who returned from the game in Malawi have reported the incident.With the Africa Cup of Nations approaching the Ghana coach is seeking to clamp down on any acts of indiscipline to foster unity in the squad.Players like Sulley Muntari and Asamoah Gyan were previously punished after they broke the Black Stars code of conduct.last_img read more