Villa CP / Zest Architecture

first_img Year:  ArchDaily 2013 Photographs CopyHouses, Refurbishment•Girona, Spain ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/505609/villa-cp-zest-architecture Clipboard Save this picture!© Jesús Granada+ 21 Share Houses “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/505609/villa-cp-zest-architecture Clipboard Year:  Spaincenter_img Villa CP / Zest ArchitectureSave this projectSaveVilla CP / Zest Architecture photographs:  Jesús GranadaPhotographs:  Jesús GranadaBuilding Company:Construccions Edinou, slGeothermical Installation:Geotics Innova, slInstallations:Lampistería RF2000 slSteel Work:Germans TurróCity:GironaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess Specs 2013 Architects: Zest Architecture Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Save this picture!© Jesús GranadaText description provided by the architects. The Barcelonese Architecture firm ZEST Architecture, founded by the Dutch architect Co Govers, will take part in the Biennale of Venice, which opens on 7 June 2014.Save this picture!© Jesús GranadaRecommended ProductsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreThe project Villa CP, the restoration of an old Catalan farmhouse, serves as inspiration for the installation that ZEST Architecture will present in Palazzo Mora, as participant in the exhibition “Time Space Existence”, organized by the Global Art Affairs Foundation.Save this picture!© Jesús GranadaVilla CP is a restoration project, whereby a 21st century house has been created inside an old stone structure. The existing stone walls have been largely rebuilt, with enormous openings towards the landscape linking the house to its spectacular surroundings: a National Park of cork oak with distant views towards the Mediterranean.Save this picture!SectionZest Architecture’s work is always marked by sustainability, so it may not come as a surprise that this project sports materials and elements such as a natural pool whose water is filtered by plants and gravel, insulation with locally harvested and produced cork, clay and stray panel finishes in the interior and heating / cooling through a geothermal installation.Save this picture!© Jesús GranadaThe old and the new (that which will age) strengthen each other in this project through their opposition and juxtaposition. The old has been left visible with all its scars, while new materials such as Corten steel, wood and clay, were chosen for the beauty of their natural imperfections and the way in which the traces left by time make them even more beautiful. Rain, wind, human touch…. will make sure that this house will be even more beautiful over time.Project gallerySee allShow lessVIDEO: Inside A Data Center, The Architecture Of The CloudVideosRenovation of an Industrial Building into a Single Family House / Guim Costa Calsami…Selected Projects Share Area:  440 m² Area:  440 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Villa CP / Zest Architecture Projects CopyAbout this officeZest ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentGironaHousesRefurbishmentSpainPublished on May 15, 2014Cite: “Villa CP / Zest Architecture” 15 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Read commentsSave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 streamlast_img read more

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Joseph Mariathasan: Venezuela – is the risk priced in?

first_imgThe late Hugo Chavez, elected President in 1998, undertook a radical nationalisation program and set up programmes to expand access to healthcare, food, housing, and education. That resulted in shifting masses out of poverty, but it relied on record-high oil prices and a quintupling of its external debt position between 2004 and 2013.The post-Chavez government, still referred to as Chavista, has proved to be a disaster in its economic mismanagement and in its attacks on the institutions that underpin democracy. Economic output has fallen by roughly 25% since 2013 and inflation in 2016 is estimated to have been around 400%. Society has become more violent, not only through protests and harsh reactions by the government but through criminality and an escalating murder rate.Oil production, critical for generating foreign exchange required for the imports that sustain its population, has fallen to 2m barrels a day due to lack of capital investment caused by the mismanagement of the state oil company, PDVSA. The depressed production, lower oil prices, and the proportion of the output that has been pledged to China have reduced the capability of the country to generate foreign exchange.As a result, the population is suffering from shortages of key essential goods including medicines. Venezuela suffered a 35%-40% contraction of its imports within the last couple of years, a situation that is unprecedented in the world. Venezuela is rapidly heading towards becoming a failed state.Venezuela’s total external debt is estimated at between $120bn and $160bn (€107bn-€142bn), of which $64.4bn is in US dollar-denominated international bonds. Around half of bonds are issued by the sovereign and half by PDVSA. The credit default swap markets are discounting a 95% or so probability of default within the next five years, and the 2038 sovereign bond trades around 45 cents to the dollar at the time of writing.Single most attractive opportunity?Venezuela is clearly a risky investment. For investors though, what matters is whether risk is priced in.Mohammed Hanif, CIO of Insparo Asset Management, argues that it is.Perhaps what is most surprising has been Venezuela’s almost perverse willingness to continue to pay its debt obligations. This is reflected in the price of its 2017 and 2018 bonds trading at over 75 cents to the dollar. If default is inevitable, that does not necessarily mean investors would lose out though. Insparo considers that the prices of sovereign and PDVSA bonds are already approaching expected recovery rates of 55%-65%.Aramco, the state-owned oil company in Saudi Arabia, is worth around $3trn. Valuations of PDVSA, Venezuela’s equivalent, should be comparable in magnitude, and any valuation of oil assets would suggest that there is significant asset coverage for the bonds.Whatever happens on the political front, with elections due in October 2018 and several thousand people engaging in daily and often violent demonstrations in Caracas, it is clear that the debt needs restructuring. There needs to be a credible government before a meaningful recovery can be made but the abundance of assets suggests that a strong recovery is possible.Hanif believes that, even after a default, investors should be able to receive sufficient assets to make Venezuela the single most attractive opportunity for the dedicated emerging market debt investor.Venezuela may be a mess, but the risks are clear and the issue is whether, and by how much, they have been discounted in asset prices. The same cannot be said for developed markets. The economist and entrepreneur Jerome Booth always says the distinction between emerging markets and developed is that in emerging markets the risks are fully priced in, while in developed markets they remain hidden.Political risk is clearly a case in point. It is political risk above all that characterises emerging markets and is the greatest challenge for potential investors. Argentina was one of the 15 richest countries in the world on a per capita basis for the first half of the 20th century. But a century of political instability with rule by populist politicians and military juntas eroded its relative wealth and its position to the extent that it was even downgraded to frontier market status by MSCI in 2009.Today, the Latin American tragedy that the world focuses on is Venezuela.Again, it is a rich country brought low by political mismanagement. Its oil reserves are comparable to – and larger than – those of Saudi Arabia. Its economy, like that of Saudi Arabia, is dominated by oil and Venezuela relies on imports for a major proportion of its industrial, construction, and household items.last_img read more

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Lonzo Ball rallies short-handed Lakers past Spurs for 5th straight win

first_imgBall finished with 18 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds, two blocked shots and just two turnovers as the Lakers improved to 28-34. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Ball became the first player in Lakers history with 11 assists and also six 3-pointers.“He went from hitting the side of the backboard to he can’t miss now,” forward Julius Randle said.Already without Josh Hart, who underwent hand surgery on Friday, Brandon Ingram was also out against the Spurs. The pain in his strained left hip flexor had not improved overnight.Those unplanned absences, plus the departure of Corey Brewer for Oklahoma City, forced the Lakers to rely on everyone else that much more. Next man up, as the saying goes.“The message to our guys is always when someone goes down, we don’t replace what they do individually,” Walton said. “We replace it as a team.”The result was … not always so great.Six Lakers scored in double figures, led by 25 points from Julius Randle and 21 off the bench by Isaiah Thomas. Caldwell-Pope added 18 points, 13 rebounds and three steals. However, the Lakers clearly missed Ingram’s poise and the ball movement often sputtered. They missed all but two of their first 18 shots and by halftime had committed 11 turnovers.“It wasn’t a pretty game by us by the standards that we want to play at,” said Walton, whose team ended the game on a 25-9 run. “But obviously we’re thrilled about being able to pull that one out.”The clutch 3-point shooting of the Lakers’ point guard is likely to be what is most remembered from this game. Ball is owed at least that, given the criticism he endured early in the season when his shots were not falling.“I’m happy for him that he doesn’t have to (hear) that anymore,” Walton said. “But more importantly it’s nice to see that he’s starting to figure out how to shoot it from that distance in this league, how to get that shot off. Because it helps our team so much when he’s hitting them.”It was, however, far from a solo effort from Ball. Just 24 hours after an airplane carried him from the G-League to center stage, Wear scored seven points and played 13 minutes, coming up with a pair of stops on Rudy Gay.Related Articles PreviousLakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope celebrates a late basket during the fourth quarter of their comeback victory over the Spurs on Saturday night in San Antonio. Caldwell-Pope had 18 points, 13 rebounds and three steals as the Lakers erased a 17-point deficit in a 116-112 win. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle (30) scores against the San Antonio Spurs during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, March 3, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills, left, is pressured by Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, March 3, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Lakers guard Isaiah Thomas (7) drives past San Antonio Spurs forward Rudy Gay (22) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, March 3, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma (0) drives to the basket past San Antonio Spurs forward Kyle Anderson (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, March 3, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle (30) shoots past San Antonio Spurs center Davis Bertans (42) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, March 3, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Lakers guard Isaiah Thomas (7) drives to the basket against San Antonio Spurs center Pau Gasol (16) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, March 3, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, center, shoots over San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green (14) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, March 3, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle (30) shoots past San Antonio Spurs center Davis Bertans (42) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, March 3, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton signals to his players during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Saturday, March 3, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Lakers guard Isaiah Thomas (7) is fouled by San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills (8) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, March 3, 2018, in San Antonio. Los Angeles won 116-112.(AP Photo/Eric Gay)San Antonio Spurs center Pau Gasol, center, battles Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma (0) and forward Julius Randle, bottom, for a rebound during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, March 3, 2018, in San Antonio. Los Angeles won 116-112.(AP Photo/Eric Gay)San Antonio Spurs center Pau Gasol (16) shoots past Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball (2) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, March 3, 2018, in San Antonio. Los Angeles won 116-112.(AP Photo/Eric Gay)San Antonio Spurs center Joffrey Lauvergne (77) looks to shoot past Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle (30) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, March 3, 2018, in San Antonio. Los Angeles won 116-112.(AP Photo/Eric Gay)San Antonio Spurs center Pau Gasol, center, is blocked by Los Angeles Lakers forward Travis Wear, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, March 3, 2018, in San Antonio. Los Angeles won 116-112.(AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle (30) celebrates after he made a late score to help lift the team past the San Antonio Spurs during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, March 3, 2018, in San Antonio. Los Angeles won 116-112.(AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle (30) celebrates after he made a late score to help lift the team past the San Antonio Spurs during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, March 3, 2018, in San Antonio. Los Angeles won 116-112.(AP Photo/Eric Gay)San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili (20) scores past Los Angeles Lakers center Ivica Zubac, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, March 3, 2018, in San Antonio. Los Angeles won 116-112.(AP Photo/Eric Gay)Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope celebrates a late basket during the fourth quarter of their comeback victory over the Spurs on Saturday night in San Antonio. Caldwell-Pope had 18 points, 13 rebounds and three steals as the Lakers erased a 17-point deficit in a 116-112 win. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle (30) scores against the San Antonio Spurs during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, March 3, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)NextShow Caption1 of 18Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle (30) scores against the San Antonio Spurs during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, March 3, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)ExpandSAN ANTONIO – At the end of a four-game trip, the Lakers were down three of the players who had begun the journey with them eight days earlier. A development league veteran who had not appeared in an NBA regular-season game in three years was called into action. And somehow, for the first time in four tries, a four-game winning streak lived to be five.At the center of a sloppy, stunning, satisfying 116-112 victory over the San Antonio Spurs, was Lonzo Ball. Ball, he of the maligned mechanics and enormous expectations, knocked down three 3-pointers in the final three minutes to complete one of the most unexpected wins of the season.The Lakers, after all, had fallen behind by 17 points in the third quarter, and with 6:02 remaining, even Ball could not find a remedy. He bricked a 3-point attempt. But Luke Walton liked the assertiveness by the No. 2 overall draft pick.“Shoot it again,” Walton told him. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersSo, after Travis Wear – who? – made a pair of jumpers to cut the lead to five, and after Kentavious Caldwell-Pope knocked down a 3-pointer to cut it to two; after the momentum had swung so violently toward the Lakers that Spurs coach Gregg Popovich earned himself a technical foul; after those things, Ball shot it again.And again.And again.His three 3-pointers, confident if not cocky attempts, in order: pulled the Lakers within one, put the Lakers up one, and, with 42.2 seconds left, pushed the Lakers ahead by three points.“If I’m open I’m going to shoot it,” Ball said. “Helps to have the coach behind me so I appreciate him for that, but I’d probably shoot it regardless.” Lakers’ Brandon Ingram to undergo MRI on Sunday after missing game with groin injury center_img Randle knocked down the two free throws that put the Lakers ahead 105-104 with 1:59 left, their first lead of the game.After Ball gave the Lakers a three-point advantage with 42 seconds left, Caldwell-Pope stripped the Ball from Gay, robbing the Spurs of a possession and allowing the Lakers to milk the clock before Randle drove and scored on a driving hook shot.“Guys made big plays on both ends of the floor,” Thomas said, “and this was a total team effort.”Playing in the very building where the system-first Spurs perfected overcoming injuries with contributions from the collective, the Lakers beat Popovich’s team at its own game. 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Preview: A simple Walkover for the Dragons against Andorra?

first_imgA new match awaits the Dragons after their recent 3-1 loss against the Belgians. On Sunday evening at 20:45 at the stadium Bilino Polje in Zenica, Bosnia & Herzegovina will face the national team of Andorra in regard to the 2016 European Championship qualifications. It should theoretically be a walkover for the Dragons. This is due to Andorra’s dismal football performances and it is therefore not a surprise that they rank last in Group B without a single point while already conceding 27 goals and only scored 3 goals in 7 matches.  Furthermore, BiH ranks 28th in the world while Andorra ranks 202nd on the FIFA ranking table which marks the huge gap between the two countries.However, the lack of international success for Andorra’s national football team is primarily due to its tiny population and thus a small base of active football players. Andorra is the fifth smallest UEFA member because only San Marino, Liechtenstein, Gibraltar and The Faroe Islands are smaller. Since their debut on the international stage in 1996, Andorra only managed to win one competitive match against Macedonia in 2006. A great amount of players are, besides playing for the national team, employed as teachers, administrators or mechanics and thus predominantly amateur football players. This explains the difficulty that Andorra faces on the international stage in their endeavor to success. Players like Ildefons Lima who is the current all-time top scorer with 9 goals, Oscar Sonejee and Marc Pujol are considered to be the star players. However, it has to be noted that all three are playing for modest clubs in Andorra’s domestic league.From a historical point of view, it will be the second time that both teams will face each other. The previous match in March earlier this year ended in a 0-3 victory for BiH due to a hat-trick by Edin Dzeko with all three assists coming from Senad Lulic. Looking ahead to the upcoming match, Andorra’s strategy will be to ‘park the bus’ and thus defend with many men behind the line of the ball. An early goal from the Dragons will therefore be important to break Andorra’s defensive wall. With Andorra’s historical statistics in mind, it will be very unlikely they would be able to beat the Dragons.The match in Zenica, with a large amount of fans backing up the Dragons, should be a walkover as BiH is in serious need of points in order to enforce qualification. As it stands at the moment, BiH needs to compete with Israel and Cyprus for the third position in Group B which gives the right to secure qualification through the play-offs. On the same day, Israel will face the strong Welshmen while Cyprus will host the talented Belgians in Nicosia. Chances are likely that the Dragons will move closer to third position in this group and overtake Cyprus.Written by Dustin Giellast_img read more

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Crystal Lake couple arrested on drug charges

first_imgCRYSTAL LAKE — The preliminary hearings have been scheduled for a Crystal Lake couple was arrested earlier this week on drug charges.Authorities say they searched a home in the 100 block of 2nd Street East in Crystal Lake on Monday, where they allegedly found methamphetamine, marijuana, psilocybin mushrooms and drug paraphernalia. That search was the result of a traffic stop in Forest City where 57-year-old Kirk Williams and 62-year-old Rita Williams allegedly were found to have about 15 grams of meth.Both were taken into custody and booked into the Winnebago County jail on numerous drug possession charges as well as drug tax stamp violations.Both Kirk and Rita Williams are scheduled to have their preliminary hearing in Hancock County magistrate court on March 15th.last_img

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