Cork Trees House / TRAMA arquitetos

first_img 2020 Architects: TRAMA arquitetos Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Cork Trees House / TRAMA arquitetosSave this projectSaveCork Trees House / TRAMA arquitetos Lead Architects: “COPY” Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/955237/cork-trees-house-trama-arquitetos Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/955237/cork-trees-house-trama-arquitetos Clipboard CopyAbout this officeTRAMA arquitetosOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsExposed ConcreteBragaOn FacebookConcrete HousesConcrete InteriorsPortugalPublished on January 20, 2021Cite: “Cork Trees House / TRAMA arquitetos” 20 Jan 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save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 Project gallerySee allShow lessShort Mountain House / Sanders Pace ArchitectureSelected ProjectsTwo Languages House / Pepa Diaz ArquitectaSelected Projects Share ArchDailycenter_img Year:  Save this picture!© João Morgado+ 39Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Photographs:  João Morgado Cork Trees House / TRAMA arquitetos Design Team:Adriano Peixoto, Ricardo Silva, Eduarda Rocha, Helena Vilar, Catarina Silva, Ivo SilvaCity:BragaCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© João MorgadoRecommended ProductsWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. We were approached by a young family, who has a close relationship with architecture, to develop a project that materialized the DNA of Trama Arquitetos. Furthermore, in addition to a harmonious design, the project should focus on the space details. The intention was to surprise, to integrate the exterior surroundings with the interior environment, to merge spaces and create sensations, without discouraging functionality.Save this picture!© João MorgadoThe name of the house reflects the fundamental role that the native vegetation played during the project development. The terrain, on a steep slope, is composed of a grove of centuries-old cork oak trees, located on the lowest level. In this context, the house was designed to enjoy the best sun exposure and also the open views over the mountains and valleys of the region.Save this picture!© João MorgadoSave this picture!© João MorgadoWe started from the idea that the floor of the house should be in line with the canopy of cork trees, as if it were a garden that floats on the horizon. Therefore, we designed a functional single-floor plan, occupying almost the entire width of the plot. As for materiality, we associated raw and natural materials that would merge with the surroundings. We started from concrete, stone, wood and steel.Save this picture!© João MorgadoSave this picture!© João MorgadoOutside, the exposed concrete merges subtly with natural shale and corten steel oxidized by time. Inside, walnut wood provides comfort and a chromatic relationship with the roman travertine marble on the floor and the apparent concrete of the ceiling. As a result, we achieved a project that is harmonious with the surrounding environment and is intended to be timeless.Save this picture!© João MorgadoSave this picture!© João Morgado Bruno Leitão, Marco Bernardino Portugal Projects “COPY” CopyHouses, House Interiors•Braga, Portugallast_img read more

Read More →

Concern about journalist missing in Iraqi Kurdistan

first_imgReporters Without Borders is very concerned about Mouloud Anfand, the editor of the magazine Kurd-Israel, who has been missing for the past 11 days in Iraq’s northern Kurdistan region. According to his family and various media sources, he set off from Erbil on 9 June with aim of going to Sulaymaniyah and has not been seen since.“We fear the worst and we urge the autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government’s authorities to do everything possible to find Mouloud Anfand,” Reporters Without Borders said. “And we therefore call for an immediate investigation into this journalist’s disappearance.”Armand, who is of Iranian origin, has been living in Iraqi Kurdistan for several years. Kurd-Israel is published by the Kurd-Israel Association, which promotes better relations between Israelis and Kurds and encourages Kurdish Jews who emigrated to Israel to return to Kurdistan.Its aims and activities are controversial and constitute a major source of discord between the Kurdistan Regional Government and Iran. The Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iranian pro-government media accuse the Kurdish authorities of facilitating the “activities of the Zionist enemy’s agents,” the Israeli intelligence services.Just five days ago, the Iranian intelligence minister announced the arrests of several “mercenaries” and “participants” in the targeted murders of Iranian nuclear research scientists. At the same time, the minister also said that “part of Iranian intelligence activities is being carried out in neighbouring countries.” News IraqMiddle East – North Africa Organisation June 20, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Concern about journalist missing in Iraqi Kurdistan Read in arabic / بالعربية Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Related documents Concern about journalist missing in Iraqi Kurdistan – In arabicPDF – 158.86 KB News News Receive email alertscenter_img IraqMiddle East – North Africa February 15, 2021 Find out more December 16, 2020 Find out more News to go further December 28, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Iraq Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” RSF_en last_img read more

Read More →

Mortgage Debt Through the Years

first_img About Author: Seth Welborn  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago August 30, 2019 1,325 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Home / Daily Dose / Mortgage Debt Through the Years Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily center_img Previous: Redfin to Make Homebuying More Transparent Next: EAST COAST BRACES FOR DORIAN Home Sales Mortgage Debt Mortgages 2019-08-30 Seth Welborn Mortgage debt is at an all time high as home prices rise to record levels, according to a report from HowMuch.net. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the median home value in the U.S. was $30,600 in 1940 (adjusted for inflation). By 2017, that number was $193,500. With home prices so high, outstanding mortgage debt is 284 times greater in 2018 than it was in 1949.Total mortgage debt first exceeded $1 trillion in 1977, but the largest increase in mortgage debt year-over-year occurred from 1949 to 1950, when mortgage debt increased by more than 50%. Additionally, from 2008 to 2012, during the height of the Great Recession, total mortgage debt in the U.S. actually decreased every year, dropping from $14.69 trillion in 2008 to $13.34 trillion in 2013.Mortgage debt and delinquencies make up a large portion of household debt. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, severely derogatory balances are now half of all delinquencies.“Although the housing crisis produced a huge increase in severely derogatory mortgages, that effect has dissipated as the foreclosure pipeline has cleared out in even the slowest states,” the Fed states. “Today, auto and especially student loan balances are the interesting components: in the second quarter of this year, the outstanding severely derogatory balance is comprised of 35 percent defaulted student loans, which have grown stunningly since 2012.”According to the latest Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, total household debt increased by $192 billion (1.4%) to $13.86 trillion in the second quarter of 2019. This is the 20th consecutive quarter with an increase the Fed’s Center for Microeconomic Data notes.HowMuch.net notes that even though the mortgage debt is the highest in history, long-term interest rates are close to historical lows. Mortgage demand, despite record-low rates, seems unable to grow since home prices are still out of reach for many Americans. Tagged with: Home Sales Mortgage Debt Mortgages The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Mortgage Debt Through the Years Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

Read More →

Mortgage Delinquencies Rise 20% in May

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Krista F. Brock July 6, 2020 2,484 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Sign up for DS News Daily About half of COVID-19-related forbearance plans expired last month, and one-fourth are set to expire this month, leaving mortgage loan servicers with the task of reviewing more than a couple of million loans for forbearance extensions or payment eligibility.With 4.1 million homeowners past due on their mortgage loans, the national delinquency rate is now 7.76%, according to the latest Mortgage Monitor from Black Knight.Delinquencies jumped 20% and 1.3 percentage points higher in May, which Black Knight noted, “would have been the worst single month ever recorded if it weren’t for the 3.1 percentage point increase the month prior.”Today’s delinquency rate is up 4.5 percentage points from the 3.2% record low recorded back in January.While servicers have a major task now in assessing loans in forbearance, Black Knight said, “this will also provide an early look at roll rates of loans in active forbearance,” and the insight from this summer “can be used for downstream modeling on performance and the residual volume of loans in active forbearance in coming months.”The total number of loans that are either past due or in foreclosure is 4.3 million, up from 2.3 million at the end of March, according to Black Knight. However, the foreclosure rate is down by 5.8%.Of those 4.3 million homeowners, 3 million have become delinquent over the past three months, while just 1.3 million were delinquent in February, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic hitting the nation.About 90% of mortgages that have become past due since the start of the pandemic in the United States are in forbearance with their servicer. About 40% of loans that were delinquent before the pandemic have also entered a forbearance agreement.The share of mortgage payments received through late-June is similar or a little higher than the rate from May, according to Black Knight’s McDash Flash Payment Tracker.“This suggests we could see a leveling off, or even improvement in mortgage delinquencies when June’s month-end mortgage performance numbers are reported in mid-July,” Black Knight stated in its Mortgage Monitor.However, with COVID-19 cases on the rise in some areas, there is still uncertainty regarding delinquencies.Black Knight detected some seemingly good news regarding home purchase loans. In-person property showings were down 63% over the year as of mid-April, but they have picked up since. At the start of this month, showings were 15.7% higher than they were a year ago, perhaps signaling that some missed sales opportunities from spring will be made up this summer.Black Knight also detected purchase lock rate activity at its highest level all year in the third week of June. Purchase lock activity for the first three weeks of June was 60% higher than the previous month and 21% higher than a year ago.Also notable, the record low mortgage rates of late put a significant number of homeowners in a position to potentially benefit from a refinance. According to the Mortgage Monitor, 13.6 million homeowners could save an average of $238 per month with a refinance based on May’s average rates. Krista Franks Brock is a professional writer and editor who has covered the mortgage banking and default servicing sectors since 2011. Previously, she served as managing editor of DS News and Southern Distinction, a regional lifestyle publication. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including Consumers Digest, Dallas Style and Design, DS News and DSNews.com, MReport and theMReport.com. She holds degrees in journalism and art from the University of Georgia. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Supreme Court Rules on TCPA, Robocalls Next: Emergency Notarization Order Crafted  Print This Post Mortgage Delinquencies Rise 20% in May Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Coronavirus Delinquency forbearance plans The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Coronavirus Delinquency forbearance plans 2020-07-06 Mike Albanese Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Mortgage Delinquencies Rise 20% in May Subscribelast_img read more

Read More →

A method for preparing large numbers of otolith sections for viewing by scanning electron microscope

first_imgIn an investigation of the age structure of a population of Notothenia coriiceps Richardson at the South Orkney Islands, Antarctica, the microstructure of otoliths was examined. Progress is reported on a method used for processing large numbers of otoliths using a scanning electron microscope (SEM). Compared with previous SEM techniques, which normally prepare otoliths individually for viewing, this allowed larger sample sizes to be examined. Compared with similar light microscope techniques, this method gave enhanced resolution, particularly for discerning edge structure, and thus may facilitate present methods of ageing fish populations, especially for fishery work in the Antarctic where otoliths are often small and difficult to interpret using conventional techniques.last_img

Read More →