House “Lago en el cielo” / David Ramírez Arquitectos

first_img Area:  352 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Camilo DuqueText description provided by the architects. The house ¨Lago en el cielo¨ is a single family housing Project, located less than 30 minutes from Medellin, Colombia. This house, projected in two levels lets you enjoy a privileged view over La Fe dam, and its location on the land was conceived to allow you to be in touch with nature.Save this picture!© Camilo DuqueRecommended ProductsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroPorcelain StonewareApavisaFloor Tiles – RegenerationEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcorePorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles- CoverlamWhen you reach the premises, you don´t see the house immediately, you have to search for it, in part, part because the landscape distracts and in part because it is clinging to the mountain, and it is like if the house wanted to see without being seen.Save this picture!© Camilo DuqueAt first instance, you recognize from outside an orthogonal volumetry with a moderate proportion and quite façade. Its skin veneered with precast concrete similar to the blackboard. Density is balanced with big glass windows and super imposing volumes that bring lightness.Save this picture!© Camilo DuqueThe main entrance to the house is through the upper level where a solid teka pivoted door opens to a large hall, next to the main lounge that shares an open kitchen, dining room and guest bathroom. In this same level the house has a bedroom with a bathroom and walk-in wardrobe. All space enjoys the visual characteristic that gets impressive as you go through the big glass doors, to the upper level terrace.Save this picture!© Camilo DuqueAccess to the lower level is through a hallway with special lighting, rhythm and proportion characteristics that invite you to walk down. The way to the lower level is guided by the light that enters through oversized openings that play in a rhythm of verticalities and join the visitor to reach the visual of a huge glass window same as the others in proportions but bigger that frames part of the work: outside vegetation.Save this picture!© Camilo DuqueEach one of the openings that seen from outside are a part of the building, now seen from inside provide a static furniture, with ashlars, jambs and lintels with the same depth. A convenient seating height invites you to stay and have a conversation or read a good book from the library below the frames.Save this picture!© Camilo DuqueThe main bedroom almost unseen in the lower level is generously endowed with sliding windows that hide embedded in the walls that serve as pockets and when open the bedroom claims its own private terrace pierced by a native tree, original inhabitant of the land.Save this picture!© Camilo DuqueA textured wall with rolling stone the San Andres type, separates the bedroom and bathroom that includes a great window from floor to ceiling, it is another place of the house that dumps the pleasure of the sentences: having a bath under the natural light.Save this picture!© Camilo DuqueThe house interior is well relaxed, with common materials such as wood, stones, cement. Furnished with some classics like Barcelona chair, the Eames Lounge chair or the chaise lounge LC4 that honored the heritage of modern architecture and names like Mies Vander Rohe or Le Corbusier.Save this picture!© Camilo DuqueExternal image had its moment in the project but it was not all, it was more the internal result of spaces and routes made for human activities as well as the materials and coatings drawing together the overall volumetic.Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessGallipoli Agadere Memorial & Hospital Museum Proposal / Ziya Imren, Barış Ekmekçi, M…ArticlesHow to Architect | The BookArticles Share Architects: David Ramírez Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Photographs 2009 Projects Houses House “Lago en el cielo” / David Ramírez ArquitectosSave this projectSaveHouse “Lago en el cielo” / David Ramírez Arquitectos ArchDaily CopyHouses•Retiro, Colombia Colombia CopyAbout this officeDavid Ramírez ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesRetiroColombiaPublished on July 14, 2012Cite: “House “Lago en el cielo” / David Ramírez Arquitectos” 14 Jul 2012. 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Armstrong Energy, Miner of Coal in Ohio and Kentucky, Files for Bankruptcy

first_imgArmstrong Energy, Miner of Coal in Ohio and Kentucky, Files for Bankruptcy FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享CNN Money:More evidence of coal’s challenges came on Tuesday as Armstrong Energy, a western Kentucky coal company, filed for bankruptcy protection.Armstrong Energy is the first coal company to succumb to bankruptcy since Trump was elected nearly a year ago, according to the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, an environmentally focused research group.As part of the bankruptcy, Armstrong plans to transfer most of its assets to a new business owned by Illinois coal company Knight Hawk.Armstrong produces thermal coal, which has seen its demand drop due to power plants switching to cheap natural gas as well as renewable energy options like solar.Trump has sought to reverse that trend by ripping up environmental regulations and withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris climate accord. The Armstrong bankruptcy comes just a day after Trump cheered rising U.S. coal production on Twitter with the hashtag “#EndingWarOnCoal.”Rather than Trump’s deregulation, analysts say a recent uptick in coal production has been driven by higher exports to Asia and natural gas prices that have stopped plunging.Longer term, those who follow coal remain skeptical about Trump’s ability to fix what are largely market-driven, not regulatory, challenges.“Him saving coal jobs was smoke and mirrors,” said Andrew Cosgrove, senior analyst on global metals & mining at Bloomberg Intelligence. “It was never going to happen because low natural gas prices are the main problem. That will continue to cap any upside for coal.”“It’s not surprising coal continues to struggle because the decline wasn’t driven by environmental regulations that this administration wants to scrap,” said Jason Bordoff, a former Obama energy adviser who is now director of Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy.Armstrong may not be the last coal bankruptcy in the Trump era. In August, Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray pleaded with the White House to issue an emergency order protecting coal-fired power plants from being closed. Failure to do so would spark the bankruptcy of his company, Murray said.“Our time is running out,” Murray, a Trump supporter, wrote.More: First coal bankruptcy of Trump era WSJ:Documents filed to U.S. Bankruptcy Court in St. Louis show that Armstrong Energy’s noteholders will assume 100% of the company’s ownership upon agreeing to forgive $90 million in debt. Knight Hawk Holdings, which will take over the company’s operations, will get an undisclosed portion of equity later.Armstrong Energy mines for coal in western Kentucky and Ohio on land that is estimated to have 445 million tons of proven and probable coal reserves, according to a June 30 report. The 600-worker company also operates three coal-processing plants and a river dock coal handling and railroad loading facility.Founded in 2006, Armstrong Energy sells coal to six utility companies that operate power plants throughout the country’s midwestern and southern regions. Louisville Gas & Electric Company and the Tennessee Valley Authority rank as its two largest customers, according to court papers.Recently, the company saw “reduced demand for coal and lower coal prices, precipitated by slow economic growth, an abundance of extremely low-price natural gas and increased regulatory burdens,” Alan Boyko, chief restructuring officer, said in court papers. “As U.S. natural gas production hit a record high in 2015, the abundance of inexpensive natural gas put severe pressure on the coal industry.”Armstrong Energy joins a long list of coal-mining companies that have turned to bankruptcy, including Peabody Energy Corp. , Alpha Natural Resources Inc., Arch Coal Inc. and Patriot Coal Corp.More ($): Coal Company Armstrong Energy Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protectionlast_img read more