Trollbeads House / BBP Arkitekter

first_imgArchDaily Projects 2013 Denmark Year:  Trollbeads House / BBP Arkitekter ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: BBP Arkitekter Year Completion year of this architecture project 2013 “COPY” Year:  Photographs photographs:  Jens LindhePhotographs:  Jens Lindhe+ 36 Share “COPY” Trollbeads House / BBP ArkitekterSave this projectSaveTrollbeads House / BBP ArkitekterSave this picture!© Jens LindheHouses•Copenhagen, Denmark CopyStructural Engineering:OrbiconProject Engineer:Sigurd Østergaard AndersenContractor:Kai Andersen A/SArchitect In Charge:Ebbe WæhrensDesign Team:Lars Rex Christensen, Kathrine BrauerCity:CopenhagenCountry:DenmarkMore SpecsLess SpecsText description provided by the architects. BBP Arkitekter have converted an office building dating from 1964 in the center of Copenhagen into the new headquarters for the danish jewellery firm Trollbeads, who are known for their glass and gold beads.It is a high security building, organised like the old Venetian merchant houses with goods loaded safely at the ground floor, stock and offices above, and, at the highest level, a residence for the owner with a roof terrace.The challenge was to make a building, which respects its type as a curtain wall building, while at the same time relating to the historic houses on either side. How do you combine a modern glass house with aSave this picture!© Jens Lindhe18th century townhouse?The original curtain wall was removed, the existing concrete structure stripped and extended 2.5 m toward the street, and a new skin of glass and brass covers the facade, the roof and a small courtyard at the back.The building consists of two party walls, which have been raised and reshaped so as to follow the line of the neighbouring mansard roof. As is typical for visible party walls in the city, the exposed wall has a different logic than the facade, with small, round windows placed in a random pattern.Between the two rounded party walls, a skin of glass is stretched to cover the roof and facade. On the outside a brass curtain is hung, making a kind of inverted curtain wall.Save this picture!© Jens LindheThe brass curtain has three functions:1.       Every morning half of the curtain opens, so the building emulates the historic houses next to it, with repeating windows in a massive wall.2.       After working hours the curtain closes automatically, and the building is transformed into a burglar-proof vault.3.       After dark a dim light turns on inside, revealing a modern glass house behind a veil of translucent brass.Save this picture!© Jens LindheThe building’s windows are fixed, but behind each of the “masonry” pillars there is a glass door, which can be opened for ventilation.The typical 1960s office building has been transformed into a golden jewellery box, which becomes a glass chest at night.Save this picture!© Jens LindheCornicesThe brass curtain is lifted permanently at the entrance, forming a canopy which aligns with the lowest cornice on the grey house next door.At the third floor the brass curtain is folded down, in line with the roof cornice of the yellow house.Save this picture!DetailHingesWhen the curtain is closed, the only visible difference between its fixed and movable parts is the hinge.PatternThe pattern which is carved into the brass curtain takes inspiration from a hedge of thorns guarding a treasure, and was developed by textile designer Lene Toni Kjeld together with architect Ebbe Wæhrens.Save this picture!© Jens LindheProject gallerySee allShow lessTree House / Taller Estilo ArquitecturaSelected ProjectsJohn Henry Brookes and Abercrombie Building / Design Engine ArchitectsSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses CopyAbout this officeBBP ArkitekterOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCopenhagenHousingDenmarkPublished on May 21, 2014Cite: “Trollbeads House / BBP Arkitekter” 21 May 2014. 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Saint Michael’s ranks 88th out of 650 nationally in Forbes ‘Americas Top Colleges’ edition

first_imgSaint Michael’s College,There are ever more rankings of colleges, and of hospitals, graduate schools, law schools, cities and towns. Now Forbes magazine joins Newsweek in the college ranking scene. And Saint Michael’s College has landed at number 88 nationwide out of 650 institutions. Forbes says their methodology provides families the best guidance for making one of the most important decisions they will make’choosing the right college for their student. Forbes describes their approach this way: ‘Our annual ranking of the 650 best undergraduate institutions focuses on the things that matter the most to students: quality of teaching, great career prospects, graduation rates and low levels of debt. Unlike other lists, we pointedly ignore ephemeral measures such as school ‘reputation’ and ill-conceived metrics that reward wasteful spending.’ And they explain further: ‘We try and evaluate the college purchase as a consumer would:  Is it worth spending as much as a quarter of a million dollars for this degree?’To see the story click here: is external)The magazine writes that they base the rankings on five categories: Post Graduate success (30%), which evaluates alumni pay and prominence,Student Satisfaction (27.5%), which includes professor evaluations and freshman to sophomore year retention rates,Debt (17.5%), which penalizes schools for high student debt loads and default rates,Four Year Graduation Rate (17.5%) andCompetitive Awards (7.5%), which rewards schools whose students win prestigious scholarships and fellowships like the Rhodes, the Marshall and the Fulbright.’  To see Saint Michael’s listing click here: is external)    Other Vermont institutions that were ranked include Middlebury College (40th), Bennington College (223rd ), University of Vermont (247th), and Marlboro College (257th). As of August 9, the Forbes article on college rankings had received 259,325 views. We agree with Forbes that Saint Michael’s focuses on the things that matter most. We are pleased to receive the magazine’s endorsement. Learn What Matters at Saint Michael’s College, The Edmundite Catholic liberal arts college, is external)  . Saint Michael’s provides education with a social conscience, producing graduates with the intellectual tools to lead successful, purposeful lives that will contribute to peace and justice in our world. Founded in 1904 by the Society of St. Edmund and headed by President John J. Neuhauser, Saint Michael’s College is located three miles from Burlington, Vermont, one of America’s top college towns. Identified by the Princeton Review as one of the nations Best 373 Colleges, and included in the 2011 Fiske Guide to Colleges, Saint Michael’s has 1,900 undergraduate students and 500 graduate students. Saint Michael’s students and professors have received Rhodes, Woodrow Wilson, Pickering, Guggenheim, Fulbright, and other grants. The college is one of the nation’s top-100, Best Liberal Arts Colleges as listed in the 2011 U.S. News & World Report rankings.last_img read more

Suarez keen to be role model

first_img “I realised I had to adjust my attitude on the field, to continue to play well but without the bad attitude.” Part of that change has seen Suarez make more of an attempt to stay on his feet since moving to the Premier League – not that he thinks his reputation for diving his fair, anyway. “How many yellow cards do I have for diving? I have a lot of yellow cards in my career, but most are for arguing, for fighting, for giving a -kicking-not for diving,” he added. “Sometimes I fall, but it’s to get a penalty because I have been kicked.” The 27-year-old’s image had reached an all-time low last summer, with the striker agitating for a move away from Anfield and serving a lengthy ban for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic. Suarez, though, has managed to put the negative headlines behind him, netting 31 goals in a remarkable campaign in which he swept up the end-of-season awards. Furthermore, there has been a vastly improvement in the behaviour of the Uruguay international, currently attempting to recover from a knee injury in time for the World Cup. “I want to change the bad boy image that has stuck for a bit because I don’t think I am at all how I have been portrayed,” Suarez told Sports Illustrated. “I would like that to change because it’s awful to hear and read what is said of you. “On the field, sometimes passion overwhelms you and you do things you regret afterward. “At the same time, you have a chance to learn from those things. “I think I [have] been a role model since last summer; I have been professional, and I have the desire to forge ahead and play well regardless of what is said to me.” Asked if, like former NBA player Charles Barkley once suggested, athletes should not be role models, Suarez said: “Of course they should be. Many times, [athletes’] attitudes are reflected in their performance on the field. “I’ve had some attitudes on the field that weren’t very good for my image. But those weren’t really me-outside- the field, I’m very shy. Luis Suarez has made a conscious effort this past year to change the public perception of him, with the Liverpool striker keen to be seen as a role model rather than a bad boy. Press Associationlast_img read more