Lake House / Taylor and Miller Architecture and Design

first_img Lighting: Projects 2015 Year:  photographs:  Studio DubuissonPhotographs:  Studio Dubuisson Lake House / Taylor and Miller Architecture and DesignSave this projectSaveLake House / Taylor and Miller Architecture and Design “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Taylor & Miller Light ArchDaily Houses Area:  1650 ft² Area:  1650 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Lake House / Taylor and Miller Architecture and Design ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardcenter_img Architects: Taylor and Miller Architecture and Design Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Studio Dubuisson+ 36 Share Year:  CopyHouses•Stockbridge, United States United States Photographs Contractors: Structural Engineer:Georgi PetrovCity:StockbridgeCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Studio DubuissonRecommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreText description provided by the architects. This residence in Western Massachusetts maintains a dualistic relationship with the lake against which it is nestled. When seen from the street, the house is abstract in form, showing no aperture or puncture. As one steps down the walking path and towards the lake, however, the house opens itself up.Save this picture!© Studio DubuissonA singular stacked timber wall, serving as both retaining wall for the landscape in which the home is embedded and as a primary enclosure for the home, becomes punctured intensely as the home turns towards the lake. A series of sleeves act as spatial leaks, breaking through the timber and allowing the interior spaces to reach out to the lake in the form of very specific views.Save this picture!© Studio DubuissonSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Studio DubuissonAs one moves through one of the sleeves and into the interior of the home, two different spatial orientations are introduced – one horizontal orientation that is defined by the sleeves looking out to the lake and a vertical orientation that is defined by the sleeves looking up to the sky up to the sky. Each of these types of spaces is defined differently in their materiality.Save this picture!© Studio DubuissonIn the case of the spaces oriented horizontally, they are characterized by neutral tone and materiality. In the case of the spaces oriented vertically, they are characterized by their view of the sky through a skylight aperture and intense changes in material; the entry vestibule with stacked plywood, the kitchen with hot-rolled steel, and the stair with rusted steel.Save this picture!© Studio DubuissonMoving through the home, these vertical spaces provide a kind of cinematic ‘hard cut’ that interrupts the modernist notion of continuous flowing space as they present themselves between the horizontal spaces of more neutral character.Save this picture!© Studio DubuissonProject gallerySee allShow lessBIG Expected to Design New Redskins StadiumArchitecture NewsIn Praise of the Glitch: WAA’s Yinchuan Contemporary Art MuseumArticles Share “COPY” 2015 Taylor and Miller Industries CopyAbout this officeTaylor and Miller Architecture and DesignOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesStockbridgeSandisfieldUnited StatesPublished on January 07, 2016Cite: “Lake House / Taylor and Miller Architecture and Design” 07 Jan 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ AbstractFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MShower ColumnsAXORShowers – AXOR LampShower by NendoWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsMega-Panel Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMTable LampsAxolightTable Lights – SkirtDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Glass Pivot Door – Rabel 8700 Slim Super ThermalUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexExterior DeckingHouse of BambooDecking – BambooAnti-Corrosive CoatingsTIGERPowder Coating – Drylac® Bianco 605More products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?美国湖畔别墅 / Taylor and Miller Architecture and Design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

LI Congressional Delegation Split on Whether to Back Obama on Controversial Trade Pact

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Congress is set to vote late Friday afternoon on whether to give President Barack Obama fast-track authority so he can negotiate a whopping trade deal called the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) that involves the U.S. and 11 other Pacific Rim nations. The president has said the trade pact is a progressive step—critics say it’s a job-killer perpetrated by multinational corporations to rip off workers and override consumer protections.One problem facing the public as they try to understand what could be the world’s largest economic trade agreement ever negotiated is that “members of Congress can read the text in a secure room but cannot discuss its contents publicly,” as Kelly McBride, a media ethicist and a vice president at the Poynter Institute, recently pointed out in an op-ed she wrote for The New York Times. “Representatives from about 600 private corporations are said to have access to the document via a secure portal. Yet the public is excluded.”Rep. Steve Israel (D-Dix Hills) likened the secure room to “the Bat Cave.”With the voting deadline drawing near, support for the fast-track measure has crossed party lines, splitting the president from those who might otherwise routinely back him and making unlikely alliances of politicians who normally have no position in common, as shown by Long Island’s divided Congressional delegation.Rep. Israel, Long Island’s senior Democrat in Congress, finds himself in lonely opposition to his own party’s president as Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-Garden City) and Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-St. Albans) are joining with Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford), Long Island’s senior Republican Congressional member, and possibly Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley), who was still undecided as of Thursday night.“Yeah, it looks like I’ll be the lone vote on this,” said Rep. Israel to the Press. “But I don’t mind being lonely; I just want to make sure I’m right.”Explaining his opposition, Israel said he’s voted against multi-lateral trade deals when George W. Bush was president, too, so it has nothing to do with party loyalty but with what’s best for his constituents and the economy.“This trade deal doesn’t give us long-lasting prosperity and stability,” he said. “It gives 11 other countries long-lasting prosperity and stability and that’s my problem with it.”He wouldn’t criticize his Democratic colleagues, particularly Rep. Rice, who just won her first election to the House. “She represents her district, I represent my district,” he said. “We’re not always going to agree on everything.”Last weekend Rep. Rice created a stir when she wrote an op-ed for The Hill, a publication that covers Congress, announcing that she’d switched sides on the TPP and fast-track. In January she’d added her name to a letter opposing granting the president “almost unfettered power” to complete the kind of trade agreement that “has led to the exploitation of the American worker.” By siding with the mainstream House Republicans she sparked a protest at her Garden City office Monday afternoon with more than 200 anti-trade deal activists reportedly shouting “Rice-a-phony” among other creative chants.“I’ve spent the past five months educating myself about this issue so I could cut through all the misinformation, and I’m confident this is the right decision for working families and small businesses in our district,” said Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-Nassau) in a statement to the Press. “I’ve always supported organized labor and I always will, but I make decisions based on facts, not political threats.”Freshman Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin had reportedly signed a letter in March calling for “swift action” on fast-track but that’s as far as he’s gone publicly.“The Congressman is working on a few outstanding questions, which hopefully he will be getting answered in the next 48 hours,” said Jennifer DiSiena, his spokesperson, on Wednesday. Asked where he stood Thursday night, we were told to wait until Friday. “Best to put him as undecided,” she said, adding that the Congressman has read both the fast-track legislation as well as the current text of the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement.While Rep. Meeks has been in favor of granting the president fast-track authority for months, his spokesman said, the Congressman did not respond to requests that he comment on the critics’ complaints about the secrecy surrounding the deal.“Part of my difficulty with the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement is that you basically have to go to the Bat Cave to read it, and that’s not sufficiently transparent,” said Rep. Israel. “A bilateral deal is complicated enough. An 11-nation trade deal where you have environmental issues, human rights issues and issues of competitiveness deserves more than an up or down vote within 90 days. It deserves scrutiny. Fast-track doesn’t afford that kind of scrutiny.”Meanwhile, some Democrats in the House have been very outspoken in their criticism of the president for pushing for fast-track authority to get this sweeping trade pact approved. As Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.), one of the opponents of the measure, told The Hill, “We don’t live in a cloister where the only people who can get in are the captains of industry and the titans of Wall Street.” Echoing that sentiment was Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) who told The Hill that it was up to Democrats to defeat the bill and “save President Obama from his advisers.”Across the country organized labor and liberal political groups have rallied against the deal, claiming it will hurt American workers. The AFL-CIO has run ads claiming that “fast track kills jobs, drives down wages, and weakens competition.” Julian Assange of WikiLeaks has said that the TPP could affect 40 percent of the world’s gross domestic product. To learn more details about the deal, his group is attempting to raise a $100,000 “bounty” to obtain more text of the trade documents. So far they’ve published three leaked chapters with 26 more still remaining secret.Two conservative Republicans, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) and Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) have written why they oppose the fast-track authority, which has already passed the Senate.“The Trans-Pacific Partnership resembles a treaty more than a trade deal,” they wrote. “And like a treaty, it confers the power to both compel and restrict changes to U.S. policy, to commit the U.S. to new international obligations, and to cede sovereign authority to a foreign body…known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership Commission, which will have the power to issue regulations impacting not only trade, but immigration, the environment, labor, and commerce.” Spelling out their opposition further, they added, “Before a word, line, paragraph, or page of this plan is made public, Congress will have agreed to give up its treaty powers… In effect, one of the most sweeping international agreements seen in years will be given less legislative scrutiny and process than a Post Office reform bill.”On the other side of the aisle two leading liberal Senators, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, have been adamantly opposed to granting fast-track authority to speed completion of the TPP.“Who will benefit from the TPP?” asked Sen. Warren. “American workers, consumers, small businesses, tax payers, or the biggest multinational corporations in the world?”President Obama disagrees.“I would not be doing this trade deal if I did not think it was good for the middle class,” Obama has said. “And when you hear folks make a lot of suggestions about how bad this trade deal is, when you dig into the facts they are wrong.”He singled out Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who has been outspoken in opposition to the TPP.“I love Elizabeth,” said the president. “We’re allies on a whole host of issues. But she’s wrong on this.”Rep. Israel believes she’s right. “I thought it was a poor choice of words by the president,” he said. “When I agree with the president, I vote with him. When I disagree, I vote against him. On this I plan to vote against him.”And even though Rep. Lee Zeldin is reportedly still making up his mind about TPP and fast-track, Rep. Israel doubted he could persuade Long Island’s conservative Congressman to share his point of view.“I don’t think he would listen to me,” said Rep. Israel with a chuckle. “I don’t think he would  accept my political advice under any circumstances.”But on this bill both Long Island Congressmen could wind up on the same side—opposing the Democrat in the White House.last_img read more

John Legend urges education reform

first_imgProgram Board and EdMonth kicked off its second-annual monthlong initiative on the state of education Monday at Bovard Auditorium with a panel discussion on igniting the next generation of leaders.Shine bright · Grammy award-winning singer John Legend urges students to take charge of their education Monday at Bovard Auditorium. — Ricardo Galvez | Daily Trojan EdMonth aims to bring awareness of the education inequality to students both at USC and at other universities.Opening remarks were presented by David Dwyer, founder of USC Hybrid High School, who highlighted the university’s innovative approaches to education with the new school through the three pillars of personalization, time and connectedness.Grammy Award-winning artist and philanthropist John Legend spoke on education as the foundation that helps students succeed in their talents and career interests. He focused on the importance of education as a right for all students no matter what challenging environment they might come from.“If we think demography is destiny, we will allow our school system to confirm that belief,” Legend said.The event, moderated by Marshall School of Business Professor David Belasco, expressed teaching as an incomparable business.“Out of all of the problems in the world, education is the one thing that can solve others,” Belasco said.Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy expressed the need for every student to pursue an education in current economic times. He put the state’s priorities into perspective, comparing the approximate cost of $8,800 spent on each student in California versus the an average of $86,000 spent on each prison inmates in our country.“The best form of economic stimulus is a diploma,” Deasy said.CEO of Camino Nuevo Charter Academy Ana Ponce touched upon the need for students to feel that they deserve an education without being restricted by an undocumented status.“I believe that every kid can have the right to education,” Ponce said. “I’m a Camino Nuevo girl, I grew up undocumented and if I did it then every single kid in that neighborhood can do it.”Kevin Sanchez, who runs Students for Educated Reform and is an EdMonth co-founder, said it was great to have a nonpolitical conversation about education reform in a “hands-on, gloves-off” approach, which he feels people don’t really have.“This is just great because it allows people that aren’t educated about what’s going on to become educated and come out to other events or get involved politically or directly with the kids,” Sanchez said.Students who also might have come to see John Legend were inspired by the event and the call to action for education reform in California.“I ended up learning more than I expected to. I think its an interesting prospective because I’m from New York, so I don’t really know that much about California education,” said Ashley Seruya, a freshman majoring in narrative studies.The panelists ended the discussion urging students to become leaders by simply helping younger students with their personal statements with college or showing them around their school campus. Hrag Hamalian, founder and head of Valor Academy, said that the best way for college students to get involved in education reform is to visit students and and be a role model that they can look up to.“Come and speak to our kids,” Hamalian said. “Students will relate to you more than anyone else.”last_img read more