De Eekenhof / Claus en Kaan Architekten

first_img De Eekenhof / Claus en Kaan Architekten Projects “COPY” De Eekenhof / Claus en Kaan ArchitektenSave this projectSaveDe Eekenhof / Claus en Kaan Architekten Area:  10900 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Housing 2008 Photographs Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Luuk Kramer+ 18 Share Architects: Claus en Kaan Architekten Area Area of this architecture project CopyHousing•Amsterdam, The Netherlands “COPY” The Netherlands Photographs:  Luuk KramerText description provided by the architects. Since the completion of De Eekenhof Enschede is able to boast an exceptional new building. This new structure, a conspicuous architectural statement, is remarkable in many respects. Firstly thanks to its prominent position it is at the heart of Roombeek, a new residential district which has literally risen from the ashes of the area destroyed by the 2000 fireworks disaster (and which won the 2007 ‘Golden Pyramid’ award for excellence in architectural commissioning). Its unique character can be attributed to its specific location at the intersection of several important roads, pedestrian routes and lines of sight. The building is positioned at the junction of two key axes intersecting the district, Roomweg and the Lonnekerspoorlaan. When approached from the town centre on foot it stands in the line of sight of the pedestrianized Museumlaan, which is part of the new “cultural axis” being developed by the local municipality. Above all however, the building commands a great sense of presence due to its highly sculptured form. Save this picture!© Luuk KramerIts expressive drama, misinterpreted by some as expressionism, results from a combination of three factors: movement, growth and dynamism.The brick-built apartment complex, which is composed of three distinct sections, is situated on a triangular plot. The two longer sides of the plot are bounded by Roomweg and by Schurinksweg, the latter facing the historic Balengebouw (bale store), which was built in the 1950s for De Bamshoeve cotton mill and which will eventually house the Jan Cremer Museum. De Eekenhof itself, consists of a main building and two smaller ones, positioned in such a way as to preserve an old oak tree on the site. There are several advantages to dividing the project into three parts. Firstly, this division ensures that the inner courtyard is visible from the surrounding streets. Part of this courtyard is to be used by the health centre on the ground floor of the main building, whilst the rest is open to the public. Another advantage is that it prevents the complex from overwhelming the smaller houses opposite the shortest side of the triangular plot. The main building’s “stepped” facade on this side – like the dark vertical brickwork at ground level – illustrates how De Eekenhof has been designed in empathy with its surroundings and with respect for residents living in the adjacent homes. Save this picture!© Luuk KramerThis stepped facade, together with the long balconies running along the sides of the main building, give the design another of its essential qualities: dynamism. When approached from the east, along Roomweg or Schurinksweg, the “staircase” effect makes the building appear to grow slowly but surely towards a climax, which is clearly but harmoniously accentuated by the prominent projecting balcony on the top foor, a feature that has deliberately been oriented towards the heart of the reborn neighborhood. The sense of movement is further stressed, and indeed guided, by the extended balconies on both of the building’s longer sides. Imposing when seen from the front, yet almost unassuming at the rear, it is actually a structure with two quite different faces.This distinctive form is reminiscent of both a mountain and a wave, although it is the dynamism of the latter that provides the best comparison. The building is essentially a carefully composed, captured and petrified movement. The rhythmic pattern of the outer walls, their horizontal lines emphasized by ceramic tiles, taken together with the “constriction” between the seventh and eighth floors and the particularly prominent balcony at its crest, all contribute to the impression of a wave on the verge of breaking. But this dynamism is not confined to De Eekenhof’s external composition – it is reflected in other aspects of the design as well. Save this picture!© Luuk KramerThe design’s relationship with architectural history is certainly more active than passive. At first glance, it seems to owe much to the celebrated Amsterdam School, with rounded, projecting brick balconies and numerous bay windows that appear to be a clear tribute to such projects as the residential blocks built by Michiel de Klerk on Vrijheidslaan in Amsterdam. However, unlike much Neo-Traditional architecture, these references have not been included out of a desire to please, to garner instant recognition or to court popularity; this is anything but a case of lazy imitation. Rather, the decision to incorporate these elements has been founded upon careful analysis. The stylistic references have been included for their iconographic significance, specifically their proven effectiveness in adding figurative movement – and hence architectural dynamism – to the building. But these elements also have the ability to communicate with their immediate surroundings – not only does this edifice guide traffic along Roomweg, it also interacts directly with the adjacent buildings. In other words, it is the explicit result of a dynamic and outward-looking concept.Save this picture!© Luuk KramerThat same dynamism extends, in a totally natural way, into the interior. Leading on from the main entrance, a corridor meanders past the lift and up a staircase to a central foyer on the frst foor. Above, open all the way up to the ninth floor, is a flowing, organic space. This space, which narrows at each storey, culminates in a skylight that provides partial illumination down into the void. The visual effect here is reinforced by the white plastering of the balustrades and the application of vertical oak slats to the walls. Simultaneously expressing upward movement, both literally and figuratively, this is a space that simply has to be experienced, regardless of any actual utility. Save this picture!© Luuk KramerAll in all, then, De Eekenhof is an example of coherent and intelligent design derived from the three key elements referred to above: movement, growth and dynamism. Moreover, the design applies them in a manner that is entirely consistent with the successfully accomplished, overriding vision for the reconstruction of the Roombeek district, based on an urban development concept devised by Pi de Bruijn. Not only is De Eekenhof a significant and remarkable building on the strength of its own inherent qualities, but it is also set to become a landmark that both recalls this area’s troubled past and proclaims its future promise.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessNysan Aerofoil Louvers / Hunter Douglas ContractArticlesFacebook Fan Page: Send us your best renderArticlesProject locationAddress:Amsterdam, The NetherlandsLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeClaus en Kaan ArchitektenOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingDabasAmsterdamHousing3D ModelingThe NetherlandsPublished on October 02, 2009Cite: “De Eekenhof / Claus en Kaan Architekten” 02 Oct 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Ocupar ICE SATX, un faro de esperanza

first_imgSan Antonio, 4 de agosto – Ocupar ICE SATX, la ocupación de 24 horas de SATX comenzó oficialmente con una asamblea general el 17 de julio, así como canto y carteles mientras se armaba el campamento. El campamento está ubicado en el borde del estacionamiento de la Oficina de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas en un tramo de césped que técnicamente no es propiedad de la ciudad o ICE, cuya oficina discreta se encuentra debajo de un paso superior de la carretera.Compañeros de todo el espectro de la izquierda se reunieron en San Anto, Tejaztlan, para mostrar solidaridad y apoyo a las familias indígenas/latinx encarceladas bajo la política de separación ilegal de la familia estadounidense. Estuvieron allí para dar apoyo moral a los presos, algunos de los cuales aún no han recibido la atención médica necesaria.Presentes fueron los Boinas Marrones Autónomos, la Red de Estudiantes Autónomos y la Red Contract Todo, cuyos miembros formaron el movimiento Ocupar ICE SATX y representan una muestra representativa de grupos de izquierda descentralizados en el centro/sur de Texas.Durante los últimos 18 días, la ocupación ha continuado con tres o cuatro personas presentes a lo largo del día y aproximadamente el mismo número por la noche durante la primera semana. A medida que aumentaba la conciencia y el apoyo, creció en la segunda semana a aproximadamente el doble de esos números.Los ocupantes han realizado mítines de ruido la mayoría de los días de la semana, generalmente con unas 15 personas, y por la tarde, cuando los autobuses con detenidos están programados para llegar. El canto, los gritos de los megáfonos, el canto y el clamor de los objetos domésticos haciendo percusiones improvisadas se podían escuchar a través del vecindario. Curiosos empleados de ICE acudieron en masa a sus ventanas, y agentes de Seguridad Nacional se congregaron en el estacionamiento, repletos de equipos tácticos y perros de servicio, en una respuesta urgente a la protesta legal, no violenta y bajo la ley.Los ocupantes levantaron sus voces, recordando que “Nadie es ilegal en tierra robada” y aconsejando a los espectadores a “¡Renunciar a su trabajo!”. Esto atrajo la atención de los equipos locales de TV, lo que a su vez causó que el Departamento de Seguridad Nacional redirigiera o cancelara el transporte en autobús de prisioneros en varios días.Los reaccionarios del “Frente Patriota”, aspirantes a kossacks que son parte del pogromo de inmigración de Estados Unidos, intentaron atacar el campamento el sábado 29 de julio por la mañana. Pero los ocupantes se mantuvieron firmes, sin violencia. No se desencadenarían en reacción, y solo incurrirían en vandalismo leve y una bandera robada. “Asher”, un ocupante del campamento, declaró: “ICE tiene un gran interés en las operaciones de los grupos nacionalistas blancos. El trabajo de ICE es la realización de los manifiestos de esos grupos “.La noticia del ataque se extendió a los miembros de la comunidad que luego salieron y mostraron aún más apoyo durante la segunda semana. Los amigos de los ocupantes y los ciudadanos locales interesados de un amplio espectro racial y de clase donaron artículos necesarios: comida, sillas, mantas, juguetes, crayones, pañales y otros artículos para niños.Alrededor de 50 familias viajan a las instalaciones de ICE cada mañana de lunes a viernes para tratar de visitar a sus seres queridos encarcelados y buscan información sobre sus casos de inmigración. Para los niños y padres que visitan a los prisioneros, el campamento ahora tiene suministros muy necesarios, una despensa completa y refrigeración improvisada.Una noche típica en Occupy SATX consiste en cocinar, escuchar música y reflexionar sobre las acciones directas de cada día–un faro de esperanza.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

News story: Patent examiner vacancies at the IPO

first_imgThis can be demonstrated by holding, or being on track to hold, at least a 2:2 degree in any of the listed subjects, OR, having equivalent industrial experience in a relevant technical field (5 years or more working in a STEM role where you have had the opportunity to learn, apply and embed technical knowledge in your specialist field).Please note: equivalent experience does not need to be demonstrated to be over a consecutive period of time. We welcome applications from people returning to STEM after a career break or those looking for a change of career.SalaryPatent examiners salaries currently start at £29,894 including a £3,030 recruitment and retention allowance. Posts in telecommunications receive a further £4,040 allowance, bringing the starting salary to £33,934 for these posts.How to applyFull details of the role and how to apply is available on the Civil Service jobs website.The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is an inclusive employer where diversity is respected, and differences valued. To understand more about the diversity and culture of our organisation please visit our homepage on Vercida.For more information please email [email protected] Applications to start in Autumn 2021 are now open. telecommunications engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, chemistry, medical physics. We have particular skills gaps in the following specific scientific fields and anticipate offering more roles to candidates with knowledge in these fields:center_img Role of a patent examinerPatent examiners help companies to innovate and grow by granting high quality, valid patents. Patent examiners look at both the technical and legal aspects of a patent application. They compare the new invention against those found in patent databases to decide whether to grant a patent.Skills requiredWe are seeking people with highly developed analytical and critical skills and the communication skills necessary to express complex technical and legal arguments. You will also need strong oral communication skills to communicate effectively with colleagues and customers. We need candidates who are self-motivated and willing to take responsibility for their own decisions.Area of expertiseWe are expanding our patent examiner team, and are seeking people with highly developed analytical and critical skills and the communication skills necessary to express complex technical and legal arguments. You will also need strong oral communication skills to communicate effectively with colleagues and customers. We need candidates who are self-motivated and willing to take responsibility for their own decisions.Specific knowledge in one of the following scientific fields would be an advantage: chemistry, biotechnology, any type of engineering, computer science, physics, mathematics.last_img read more