UTS Blackfriars Children’s Centre / DJRD + Lacoste + Stevenson

first_img Acoustic Logic Products used in this ProjectVentilated / Double Skin FacadeDanpalFaçade Systems Danpal®Structural + Civil Engineering:Henry & HymasLandscape Design:Ric McConaghyHeritage Architect:Paul DaviesNew Building Area:760 m2Refurbished Building Area:240 m2Playground Landscaping Area (Includes Verandahs):650 m2Site Area:2080 m2Client:University of Technology SydneyArchitects Team:Thierry Lacoste, David Stevenson, Daniel Beekwilder, Tasmin Dunn, Edward Dieppe, Arash Engineer, Jessica SantosStructural Engineering:Henry & HymasCivil Engineering:Henry & HymasCity:ChippendaleCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Brett BoardmanText description provided by the architects. The new Blackfriars Children’s Centre is a childcare center in Sydney by DJRD and Lacoste + Stevenson, architects in association. The building celebrates the beautifully naive depictions of housing by children. Each playroom in the Centre is in the form of a house as might be drawn by a child; a box with a pitched roof.  A sense of home in both scale and materiality creates the feeling of a familiar place.Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Brett BoardmanThe overall form is a series of small ‘houses’ continuously connected along the street, each varying slightly in pitch and scale to create an animated streetscape of pitched roofs.  The profile of pitched roofs provides a prominent presence for the Centre along Blackfriars Street. The materials used evoke warmth, welcome and transparency.  The external façade is a combination of clear glass and glass with a graphic, and painted vertical timber paneling with the gable roof ends clad in a translucent sheet that is illuminated from within. Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanColorful timber slats partially screen the internal ‘street’ from the public footpath.  Large-format, historic photographs of past events of Blackfriars School connects the new center to the site. The footprint of the building has been designed to respond to and complete the courtyard formed by the heritage buildings.  Engagement between the new and old architecture is achieved with the dimpled mirror polished panels which clad the façades facing the heritage buildings. The effect is a playful dialogue of reflections between the new building and the heritage site.Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanOnce inside the rooms are connected by an undulating plywood sensory wall.  The procession through to the playrooms is more than just circulation; it connects the internal spaces in a way that incorporates wonderful moments for children to learn and interact in spontaneous ways. The internal rooms are also lined with vertical timber paneling painted white.  The playrooms make use of ‘thickened’ walls for storage, cubby spaces and reading nooks. Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanTimber floors and plywood walls and furniture create warmth within the rooms.  The use of rugs and fabric upholstery throughout the center also add softness to spaces and assist other acoustic treatments to ensure active spaces are still acoustically comfortable. Each playroom opens onto an outdoor play area ensuring indoor and outdoor spaces are seamlessly connected creating variety for the children and teachers to adapt to the day and to different activities.Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanProject gallerySee allShow lessScarborough House / Borrmeister ArchitectsSelected Projects8 Vibrant Installations by Quintessenz Create Stunning Spaces of ColorArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Blackfriars St, Chippendale NSW 2008, AustraliaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Project Management: CopySocial Housing•Chippendale, Australia Save this picture!© Brett Boardman+ 19Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Services Engineers: Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/899470/uts-blackfriars-childrens-centre-djrd-plus-lacoste-plus-stevenson Clipboard Architects: DJRD, Lacoste + Stevenson Area Area of this architecture project UTS Blackfriars Children’s Centre / DJRD + Lacoste + StevensonSave this projectSaveUTS Blackfriars Children’s Centre / DJRD + Lacoste + Stevenson UTS Blackfriars Children’s Centre / DJRD + Lacoste + Stevenson Area:  1650 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Acoustic Consultant: Social Housing Photographs Ichor Constructionscenter_img Year:  ArchDaily Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description 2018 “COPY” Manufacturers: Danpal, Austimber, Colorbond, Gosford Quarries, Tappeti, DVP, Interspace Photographs:  Brett Boardman Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Umow Lai Australia “COPY” Builder: UTS FMO, Angie Clements ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/899470/uts-blackfriars-childrens-centre-djrd-plus-lacoste-plus-stevenson Clipboard CopyAbout this officeDJRDOfficeFollowLacoste + StevensonOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingChippendaleAustraliaPublished on August 11, 2018Cite: “UTS Blackfriars Children’s Centre / DJRD + Lacoste + Stevenson” 11 Aug 2018. 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Lower UK margin mix hits Maple Leaf earnings

first_imgOntario-based Canada Bread’s UK subsidiary, speciality bread and bagel manufacturer Maple Leaf Bakery UK, has seen a drop in earnings for the first quarter to 31 March, 2009.The decline has been put down to “a lower margin product mix” due to the more pronounced effect of the recession in the UK. “Also, increased promotional costs to restore volumes reduced earnings,” according to a statement from Canada Bread.Maple Leaf Bakery is part of Canada Bread’s Frozen Bakery division, alongside its North American operations.Its Frozen Bakery division saw an overall sales increase of 3.1% to C$150.1m (£84.8m) compared to C$145.6m (£82.3m) for the same period last year. The increase was mainly driven by price increases in North America last year. Adjusted operating earnings rose to C$8.5m (£4.8m) compared to C$6.9m (£3.9m) for the comparable period last year.The firm’s Fresh Bakery division’s first quarter sales increased 10.9% to C$263m (£148.6m). Total sales for the first quarter increased 7.9% to C$413.1m (£233.5m) compared to C$382.9m (£216.5m) in the same period last year.Canada Bread Company is 89.8% owned by Maple Leaf Foods Inc.last_img read more

Danish firm expects to sell smallpox vaccine to US

first_imgApr 18, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Bavarian Nordic, a Danish company, announced this week that the US government plans to buy 20 million doses of the company’s Imvamune smallpox vaccine, but a US official said no decision has been made yet.Imvamune is Bavarian’s version of modified vaccinia Ankara (MVA), which is considered safer than the conventional smallpox vaccine, particularly for people with weakened immune systems, pregnant women, and children.”Following a competitive RFP process, Bavarian Nordic has received notification from the US Department of Health and Human Services that it intends to procure 20 million doses of the company’s third-generation IMVAMUNE smallpox vaccine for the strategic national stockpile,” the company said in an Apr 16 statement.But Holly Babin, an HHS spokeswoman in Washington, DC, said no decision has been made on the vaccine. “We can’t comment on it now,” she told CIDRAP News, but added that an announcement is expected within the next few weeks.Bavarian Nordic and the British drug company Acambis each received an HHS contract in early 2003 to develop and test a vaccine based on MVA. In September 2004 HHS awarded each company a further contract calling for production of 500,000 doses of the vaccine and clinical trials. But Acambis announced in November 2006 that HHS had notified it that the company’s vaccine was too expensive.Bavarian said the expected HHS contract would require the company to win US Food and Drug Administration approval for use of the vaccine in healthy people and those with limited immunity.Peter Wulff, Bavarian’s chief executive officer, said the company plans to begin phase 3 clinical trials early in 2008 and expects to win a US license for the vaccine in 2010, according to an Apr 16 Bloomberg News story.”While the principal terms of the agreement [with HHS] have been reached, the contract is currently being finalized,” the company statement said. “It is expected to be the first procurement contract under the BioShield program since enactment of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act in December 2006.”Bavarian said it has built a facility that can produce at least 40 million doses of Imvamune annually.The BioShield program was established in 2004 to promote the development of medical treatments for the effects of chemical, biological, and other unconventional weapons. But major drug companies showed little interest in the program. In passing the All-Hazards Preparedness Act in December, Congress tried to revitalize the program by authorizing partial payments to companies working under BioShield contracts before final delivery of their products.Existing smallpox vaccines are made with live vaccinia virus—a cousin of the smallpox virus—which in rare cases can cause serious or life-threatening side effects such as a severe rash or encephalitis. MVA is a strain of vaccinia that cannot replicate inside human cells and therefore cannot cause a severe or spreading infection, HHS has said.An MVA-based vaccine was found to be safe when it was given to 120,000 Germans in the 1970s, according to HHS. But research on MVA ended when smallpox was declared eradicated in 1980.Although smallpox was eradicated, disease experts fear that terrorists may have supplies of the virus, which the Soviet Union made in large quantities during the Cold War. Since 2001, HHS has stockpiled enough doses of the conventional smallpox vaccine to immunize the entire US population. The United States and Russia still hold samples of the smallpox virus for research purposes.See also:Oct 4, 2004, CIDRAP News story “Further contracts awarded for weakened smallpox vaccine”Feb 25, 2003, CIDRAP News story “HHS awards contracts to develop safer smallpox vaccine”Dec 15, 2006, CIDRAP News story “Congress passes public health preparedness bill”last_img read more

The owners of Brisbane’s Pancake Manor are hoping for a sweet sale of their home

first_imgInside Brisbane’s famous pancake manor in Charlotte St.The four-bedroom property is listed through Trent Powles of Harcourts Coorparoo. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North1 hour agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by The home at 7 Watson St, Camp Hill before renovations.“There were old newspapers under the lino, the kitchen was very old and the house wasn’t in a good state at all.”They raised and extended the home to make it nearly four times the size.“The original house had really high ceilings and we wanted the same downstairs. We also dug down so we could have a garage and media room,” he said. The renovated home at Watson St, Camp Hill.THE owners of Brisbane’s Pancake Manor are hoping their renovation of a tired character home in Camp Hill will result in a sweet sale. Jan and Lee Langford bought 7 Watson St as a project and have transformed it into a beautiful family residence. “It was very rundown and very old,” Mr Langford said.center_img It was much more impressive afterwards.“We made the most of the space available and we’re big believers of open plan living.”The Langfords retained many of the original features of the house including ornate ceilings, leadlight windows and hardwood floors. last_img read more