Platypus House / Robinson Architects

first_imgArchitects: Robinson Architects Area Area of this architecture project Houses Save this picture!© Alain Bouvier+ 10 Share Photographs Australia CopyAbout this officeRobinson ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSunshine CoastAustraliaPublished on March 15, 2016Cite: “Platypus House / Robinson Architects” 15 Mar 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFaucetsDornbrachtKitchen Fittings – EnoWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXPleated ShadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWoodBlumer LehmannCNC Production for Wood ProjectsMaterials / Construction SystemsCaneplex DesignPoles – Tonkin BambooFibre Cement / ConcreteTegralFibre Cement Slate Roofing – Thrutone Endurance SmoothMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?能够自我维持的浮动住宅 / Robinson Architects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 Structural Engineer: Area:  243 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Project Team:Jolyon Robinson, Jenna HawtingCity:Sunshine CoastCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess Specs Builder: 2015 CopyHouses•Sunshine Coast, Australia Year:  “COPY” Save this picture!© Alain BouvierText description provided by the architects. Platypus Bend House is named after the elusive resident of the verdant creek that snakes through this quintessential Australian bush site of 35 acres. The existing clearing was the size of a football field and prone to occasional but significant flooding during seasonal tropical downpours.Save this picture!© Alain BouvierRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodEGGERLaminatesThe house was raised entirely off the ground on steel struts. The resulting cantilever gives the house its characteristic floating effect. Entirely self-sustaining, water is collected in rainwater tanks and solar panels provide power.Save this picture!© Alain BouvierSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Alain BouvierPerforated steel lines the expansive decks, creating a beautiful interplay of light and reflection. Platypus Bend House offers its inhabitants a contemporary, strong and resolute haven that harmonises with the Australian bush that envelops it.Save this picture!© Alain BouvierProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Shape of the Future City: A Conversation with Carlo Ratti and Natalie JeremijenkoLectureExhibition: Understanding Place: Seven Years Researching Dhaka, BangladeshExhibition Share Photographs:  Alain Bouvier Higher Living Constructions ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Platypus House / Robinson ArchitectsSave this projectSavePlatypus House / Robinson Architects Platypus House / Robinson Architects Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Superior Garages Steel Contractors “COPY” ArchDailylast_img read more

Rain ruins Regional Under-15 fourth round matches

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Only 39.4 overs were possible in the Regional Under-15 Championship here yesterday, as heavy rain across the island wrecked the fourth round of the competition.All the action came at KMV Oval in the rural northern parish of St Andrew where hosts and title favourites Barbados clashed with Guyana in a contest that was eventually rained out.In the other two encounters – Trinidad and Tobago versus Windward Islands at St Catherine and Jamaica against Leeward Islands at Rubis – play was washed out without a ball bowled.The adverse weather resulted from a tropical wave which passed through the Eastern Caribbean yesterday.Opting to bat first after play got underway at 10:48hrs, Guyana rallied to 66 for nine in a game eventually reduced to 35 overs aside, with only Andre Seepersaud reaching double figures with 14.Tremaine Dowrich (2-8), Thierry Walcott (2-10) and Renacko Belgrave (2-13) all finished with two wickets each.Chasing a revised target of 64 off 30 overs, the Barbados innings lasted 17 deliveries and 15 minutes before rain returned at 16:00hrs to end play prematurely.Each team earned a point from the no-results. The final round is set to bowl off tomorrow.last_img read more

Soweto’s university on the train

first_imgAll aboard for education. Professor Isabel Hofmeyr in discussionwith a commuter on a train to Soweto.Sermon on a Train encourages dialoguebetween the lecturer and the audience.(Images: Sermon on the Train)MEDIA CONTACTS• Molemo MoiloaSermon on the Train+27 84 892 0610RELATED ARTICLES• SA university puts lectures online• South African academics shine• University honour for Tutu• Education in South AfricaNosimilo NdlovuSowetan commuters are being given a taste of university education, with top South African academics giving free lectures on trains as part of the Sermon on the Train art project.The initiative takes up the old South African tradition of public preaching on trains in a different way, and aims to challenge the concept the “public lecture”.Final-year fine arts students Molemo Moiloa and Nare Mokgotho from the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in central Johannesburg started the project in early 2009 with academics from the university. The idea was that, while universities do occasionally give lectures open to the general public, these are not public enough.“Ordinary members of the public do not form part of the group of individuals that attend university public lectures,” said Mokgotho. “Hence, the sermon seeks to bring an exchange between the creative community and greater society.”Moiloa said Sermon on the Train began as a once-off art project for their degree. “Since then the project has taken on a life of its own,” she said. “Though we are still graded on the project, it has a greater public significance that has become separate to our degrees.”The sermons take place in the late afternoon, targeting workers returning home from work. They begin at Park Station in the city centre, where commuters board the train, and end in Soweto in the southwest of Johannesburg. Audiences are encouraged to ask questions and discuss issues with the lecturer, creating the opportunity for dialogue and the exchange of knowledge.The project kicked off in March, with the first lecture was given by Professor Anitra Nettleton, head of History of Art at Wits. On a train trip to Dube in Soweto, she spoke on the topic “Meditations on the African Avant Garde”.“The sermons serve as a critique of public access to information and the isolation and elitism often endemic in tertiary institution – particularly in relation to ordinary members of the public,” said Moiloa.All on boardThe first sermon was well received by the audience, to the relief of the organisers and lecturer. Soon other academics approached Moiloa and Nare Mokgotho, offering to do sermons.The second sermon was delivered by Wits architecture lecturer Professor Kirsten Doermann on a train to Orlando Station in Soweto in August. She read from a lecture by the radical avant-garde Greek architect Elia Zenghelis, dealing with democracy, urbanisation, globalisation and the role of the architect.Despite the seemingly daunting topic, the sermon set off critical discussion between the students, lecturers and commuters, confirming Moiloa and Mokgotho’s view that the initiative would encourage dialogue.In October award-winning writer and academic Professor Isabel Hofmeyr from the Wits School of Literature and Language Studies presented the third sermon, called “Revelations”, on the train to Phomolong, Soweto.Discussing African and Indian literature, Hofmeyr spoke of the birth of a new world power order, with the Indian Ocean as the central point of orientation. She handed out printed copies of the sermon to all commuters, which many read from top to bottom.Bridging social gapsMokgotho said their art had been about “re-observation and the defamiliarisation” of the everyday – questioning the way people saw the world and finding the aesthetic in the simple.More than this, according to the students, Sermon on the Train aims to raise questions about access, social divisions and the stereotypes that get entrenched by keeping people separate. The work also chips away at the hierarchy that separates students from lectures by encouraging lecturer-student collaborations.The university continues to provide resources to allow the project to grow further. “We have received major support,” Moiloa. “The university has sponsored the last two sermons because they feel it makes strides in some of the objectives of the university itself. This has resulted in a workshop and tutorial information packs we give out on the trains.”Some have argued that having a public lecture in a public space is imposing on that public. But Moiloa and Mokgotho believe it is no different to other performances such as public preaching, and are set to continue their journey.last_img read more

Video shows wild boar attacking man, but people doing little

first_imgThe video of a man being attacked by a wild boar, but people around him doing little to save him has gone viral on social media.The incident reportedly took place at Nakul Sukdi village in Tumsar taluka of Bhandara district in Maharashtra. The video shows a man fallen to the ground with a cycle and being repeatedly hit by the wild boar. It shows the man helplessly beating the boar with a stick, even as the animal continues to batter and maul him. The video, apparently shot from a truck parked closeby, shows some men standing on that vehicle shouting but doing little to help the man. After a few minutes, the man manages to save himself from the clutches of the wild boar, which then disappears into the nearby forest area.last_img

Texas A&M Upsets Fans With New Sexist ‘Aggie War Hymn’

first_imgTexas A&M's sexist "Aggie War Hymm".@tadousayTexas A&M football held a special event for its female fans earlier this week.The Aggies had a “Chalk Talk” that allowed for women to meet the coaches, play some football and get ready for the upcoming season.One aspect of the Chalk Talk included a rewriting of the school’s fight song, Aggie War Hymn. The rewrite was geared specifically for women and, unfortunately, included some fairly sexist undertones.A Texas A&M fan in attendance, Tonia A. Dousay, took to Twitter to voice her displeasure with it.I’m #mortified #embarrassed & #furious W/@TAMU & @12thMan. Dish towels & Lysol? Really? #icanteven #chalktalk #tamu— Tonia A. Dousay (@tadousay) July 28, 2016Here are the real lyrics to the song.Hullabaloo, Caneck! Caneck! Hullabaloo, Caneck! Caneck!First Verse All hail to dear old Texas A&M Rally around Maroon and White Good luck to dear old Texas Aggies They are the boys who show the real old fight That good old Aggie spirit thrills us And makes us yell and yell and yell So let’s fight for dear old Texas A&M We’re going to beat you all to Chig-gar-roo-gar-rem Chig-gar-roo-gar-rem Rough Tough! Real Stuff! Texas A&M!Second Verse Good-bye to texas university So long to the orange and the white Good luck to dear old Texas Aggies They are the boys that show the real old fight “The eyes of Texas are upon you . . .” That is the song they sing so well So good-bye to texas university We’re going to beat you all to Chig-gar-roo-gar-rem Chig-gar-roo-gar-rem Rough Tough! Real Stuff! Texas A&M!Perhaps there’s an explanation for the rewritten version of the song at the Chalk Talk event, but we haven’t heard it yet.[247Sports]last_img read more

Tough and resilient people make isolated Manitoba community home

first_imgCHURCHILL, Man. – Florence Hamilton’s ancestors once followed the caribou across the Arctic tundra.That was before the federal government forcefully relocated the Sayisi Dene to barren land outside Churchill, Man., in 1956.By 1973, 117 of the more than 250 people who were moved had died, and most of those still alive moved west to Tadoule Lake, where they still live today.Hamilton’s family decided to stay in Churchill on the shore of Hudson Bay.When the community’s top employer, the port, closed in 2016, Hamilton, 49, decided to stay.When the only rail line was washed out the following year and isolated the community, many people moved south. Hamilton decided to stay.“I am going to be the last person standing. I am not going anywhere. It doesn’t matter how bad it gets here, I am not going anywhere. It’s my home,” she says.“It’s where I grew up and my family is here. All my stories are here.”Churchill’s history long predates Confederation and many locals are directly connected to the beginning days of the fur trade. Over the decades the population has fluctuated. There were more than 6,000 people when a Cold-War-era airbase was in operation. Now the town is home to about 800, depending on the season.The population has steadily declined since Churchill became a fly-in community more than a year ago when rail service was cut off. Jobs are more scarce and everything from food to fuel costs more because it has to be flown in.Excited barking echoes off a property just outside town where Dave Daley, owner of dog-sled company Wapusk Adventures and president of the Churchill Chamber of Commerce, feeds his pack.Dog food was about $600 a pallet when it came by rail. Now he’s paying more than $2,400.“If everyone moves south because it’s too expensive to live up here, then what’s going to happen to our north?” Daley asks.“We are the caretakers of our north. We are northerners. We are born and raised here. I’m third generation Churchill. My kids are fourth generation and my grandchildren are fifth generation.”Despite the current challenges, Daley believes Churchill will thrive again.“We are a hopeful bunch up here. We are tough and resilient.”Philip DaSilva had just finished a months-long dog-sled journey when his phone lit up with messages in May. His family’s business, Gypsy’s Bakery, a mainstay in Churchill, had been destroyed by fire.“A lot of people said it was like the information hub of Churchill. If you needed to know what was going on, an event or this or that, call Gypsy’s,” DaSilva says from behind the bar at the Tundra Inn and Pub where he works most nights of the week.Originally from Portugal, DaSilva’s family first settled in Montreal. When he was 11 years old they decided to relocate to the remote Manitoba community.It gave him more freedom and a unique childhood.“If I wanted to cross the street in Montreal, my mom would keep an eye on me and I couldn’t go further than a block that way or a block that way. And then I get here and, ‘Here’s a four-wheeler. Here’s a shotgun. Dinner’s at 7 p.m.. See you later,’” DaSilva says with a laugh.“It was like moving to a bigger place than Montreal. I could go anywhere I wanted and didn’t have to have anyone looking after you. Everyone looks after each other.”The family hasn’t decided whether to sell the bakery property or rebuild. It depends on the rail line’s repair.There’s another sector of the population of the small community: recent immigrants, researchers and backpackers searching for adventure. Many workers are transient, only coming during the busy season, but some find a home.Claudia Grill moved from Austria to Churchill to work on a PhD project studying the interaction between humans and the Arctic environment.She was only supposed to be there a year, but Grill decided to stay.“When I first got here, it felt like I was on a completely different planet compared to the rolling hills of Austria,” she says, pointing to Hudson Bay filled with beluga whales.“I care about the place. I’m not just here to stay for two more years or three more years.“I want to be here for a long time.”last_img read more