Family House Pojatno / Centura

first_img 2006 Area:  235 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!Courtesy of centura+ 31 Share Croatia CopyHouses•Zaprešić, Croatia “COPY” “COPY” Text description provided by the architects. The desire of a young married couple with two children was to have a house of modern expression that takes elements of local architecture. The architects were able to accomplish this by material selection of natural concrete, rough stone, aluminum, pine wood, glass, and through form and local spatial solutions, large porch and central fireplace.  This design creates space that provides privacy while emphasizing the best view to the landscape. Save this picture!Courtesy of centuraRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreThe shaping and use of materials has created a dialogue between a contemporary perception of space and rural environment.  The materials appearing on the facades and roof are also reflected in the interior spaces.  The outer and inner spaces naturally become blurred, highlighting the relationship with the environment. Save this picture!Courtesy of centuraOver the porch accented by its anodized aluminum roof, is access to the hall.  The hall spills into a unified space that contains a living room, dining room and kitchen. The living room has a double height ceiling, and together with the remaining adjacent rooms is oriented towards the southeast with a view to the mountain Medvednica beyond. In front of the unified space is a large covered terrace with a built in concrete bench, timber storage, and the fireplace.  The external and internal fireplace is central element in the house, around which the remaining inner and outer spaces are organized. Save this picture!Courtesy of centuraUpstairs are two bedrooms for the children, a master bedroom with separate cloakroom, two bathrooms and galleries oriented towards the living room. The master bedroom is a double height space and has a visual connection to the central area of residence. A small terrace is accessed through the gallery on the first floor.  In the basement of the house is a boiler room, wine cellar, and storage.  These spaces also have separate entrances on the west side of the house.Save this picture!Courtesy of centuraProject gallerySee allShow lessEgg House / Daihai FeiArticlesChess-club Building / Erick van EgeraatArticles Share Architects: Centura Area Area of this architecture project Housescenter_img Year:  ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/95590/family-house-pojatno-centura Clipboard CopyAbout this officeCenturaOfficeFollowProductStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesZaprešićWoodHousesCroatiaPublished on December 13, 2010Cite: “Family House Pojatno / Centura” 13 Dec 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogHandshowerhansgroheHand ShowersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP VersoCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemMetal PanelsTrimoModular Metal Wall – Qbiss OneConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Gun Metal Grey with Arconic Tectur-Al™GlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationBeams / PillarsBlumer LehmannTimber Construction in Cambridge MosquePorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – 9Cento MosaicTiles / Mosaic / GresiteRakoFloor and Wall Tiles – Serie PiazzettaMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?家庭住宅 Pojatno / Centura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 Family House Pojatno / CenturaSave this projectSaveFamily House Pojatno / Centura Projects Family House Pojatno / Centura ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/95590/family-house-pojatno-centura Clipboardlast_img read more

Panasonic’s pandemic-related move fuels questions, concern

first_imgFeb 10, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – News reports that Panasonic Corp. has asked some of its overseas employees to send their families home to Japan because of the threat of pandemic influenza fueled puzzlement and speculation today about the global H5N1 risk and whether other companies might follow suit.Bloomberg News reported that in December 2008 Panasonic asked employees in some of its Asian offices (excluding Singapore), Africa, Eastern Europe, and South America to send their families back to Japan by September.Akira Kadota, a Panasonic spokesman, told Bloomberg that the request to employees is an element of its pandemic planning. “We chose areas after considering the prevalence of bird flu and the capability of medical facilities and access to them,” he said.Earlier this month, Panasonic announced that it was cutting 15,000 jobs and anticipated a loss this year. However, Kadota told Bloomberg that bringing the employee families home from certain areas wasn’t a cost-cutting measure.China and Egypt have recently reported human H5N1 cases, a typical pattern during cooler seasons, but avian flu experts have not reported any mutations that would make the virus more transmissible among humans, and global health officials have not raised the H5N1 alert level.Gregory Hartl, a spokesman for the World Health Organization (WHO), told CIDRAP News that there has been no change in the perceived pandemic threat level that might explain Panasonic’s action.”We are still at pandemic phase 3,” Hartl commented by e-mail. “The behavior of the virus remains the same now as in past years: an upturn in cases in the northern hemisphere winter months, but with the epidemiology remaining the same (little if any human to human transmission, and no sustained human to human transmission within the community). There is no public health justification for acting differently now from in previous years.”A senior US government official who asked to remain anonymous told CIDRAP News today that though the pandemic threat persists and the need for preparations is critical, officials see no increased threat that would prompt any revisions of their pandemic advice or warning messages to Americans living abroad.Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, director of the University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, publisher of CIDRAP News and the CIDRAP Business Source, said he fielded a number of calls today from people in several business sectors who were worried about the significance of Panasonic’s move. “They wanted to know if this is for real,” he said.Penny Turnbull, PhD, senior director for crisis management and business continuity planning for Marriott International, Inc., said she was surprised and perplexed by Panasonic’s decision, given that there has been no significant change in the number, location, or transmission of avian flu infections in humans. She said the implications for other companies aren’t clear.”Companies might wonder on what intelligence Panasonic based this decision, but I find it hard to believe that any will be following suit in the near future, though they might start monitoring the news more closely for some time to come,” said Turnbull, who is also an editorial board member of the CIDRAP Business Source.Osterholm said heightened concern over the Panasonic news is a reminder that a company’s decisions can have far-reaching unintended consequences and that in the early days a pandemic is likely to generate hysteria, not factual or science-based information.He also said that Panasonic’s decision isn’t a breaking news story, because the company reportedly issued the new policy in December. “If this was a real pandemic concern, companies would have minutes to hours, not weeks to months, to prepare for this,” he said.Panasonic’s decision to repatriate the families of employees in some of its locations raises more questions about the company’s motives or if its risk assessment is seriously flawed, Osterholm added. “This tells me how ill prepared some of these companies are,” he said.Bloomberg News published its initial story on Panasonic’s request to its foreign employees last night, citing a Nikkei news story that did not quote any Panasonic sources. That prompted a handful of editors from prominent pandemic flu blogs, such as Avian Flu Diary and A Pandemic Chronicle, to swing into action, said Sharon Sanders, editor-in-chief of FluTrackers, a well-known Web message board that focuses on avian flu developments.The editors met online late last night to coordinate their coverage of the story and ask their contributors to translate foreign-language information on the Panasonic development, Sanders told CIDRAP News. She said she connected with Panasonic’s spokesman in Japan last night to flesh out some of the facts, which Bloomberg obtained and reported in today’s updates of its stories.last_img read more