Nowhere but Sajima / Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects

first_imgNowhere but Sajima / Yasutaka Yoshimura ArchitectsSave this projectSaveNowhere but Sajima / Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects Year:  Houses 2009 Nowhere but Sajima / Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects Save this picture!© Yasutaka Yoshimura+ 16Curated by Nico Saieh Share Photographs Japan Projects CopyAbout this officeYasutaka Yoshimura ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesYokosukaIcebergJapanPublished on July 28, 2019Cite: “Nowhere but Sajima / Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects” 28 Jul 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogFaucets / SinkshansgroheKitchen SinksGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceRetractable StructuresShadeFXRetractable Canopies in Beverly HillsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsBars / Wire / MeshJakobWebnet – Sports NetSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteHanging LampsLuminisPendant Lights – HollowcoreHandicap BathroomAamsco Lighting, Inc.Mirror-Lux LED Illuminated MirrorMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?佐岛桃源 / 吉村靖孝建筑事务所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 ArchDaily “COPY” Area:  176 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  Yasutaka Yoshimura, Chiaki YasukawaSave this picture!© Yasutaka YoshimuraRecommended ProductsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingText description provided by the architects. Nowhere but Sajima provides a temporary ‘home’ for its guests. The weekly rental service provided by Nowhere Resort is a relatively new method of operating resort properties in Japan and allows different tenants the opportunity to inhabit a ‘home’ on a weekly basis. While the weekly term is short compared to a standard monthly rental and long compared to a hotel stay, this in-between length accommodates a new diversity of uses of a ‘home’. Serving as a space for exhibitions, as a classroom or for wedding parties, the unit easily adapts to the imagination and invention of the tenant and in doing so also re-defines the range of activities that can take place in the ‘home’. As well as accommodating the functions of work and business, the ‘home’ again becomes the space of many life events besides the basic function of ‘inhabitance’. In acquiring a new program for use, the ‘home’ regains the richness of activity that can take place all around of life.Save this picture!© Chiaki YasukawaSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Yasutaka YoshimuraThe building, a triangular block composed of tube-like volumes heading to the ocean, stands on a point of reclaimed land in a small fishing village. While the site meets the seawall and directly faces the sea, it is also facing other buildings across the water. To provide adequate privacy without the use of curtains, narrow tube-shaped spaces were bundled together and angled to provide openings toward the sea. The orientation of these tubes naturally blocks the line of sight from the adjacent apartments and while gazing down the length of the tube from inside only the ocean can be seen. While providing an escape from the tide of urbanism characterizing what we normally call a ‘resort’, the design still maintains the key aspects of the resort experience. We have created a place reminiscent of looking out to sea from the deck of a ship.Save this picture!© Yasutaka YoshimuraOriginally published on  9 May, 2013.Project gallerySee allShow lessXizhou Li’s Residence / Studio MORSelected ProjectsEmployment Centre SERVEF in Onda / Orts – TrullenqueSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses•Yokosuka, Japan Architects: Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

50’s Diners are Now 60 Years Old ~ And Reborn at The Cooking Camp

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week HerbeautyYou Can’t Wear Just Anything If You’re The President’s DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKim To File For Divorce From Kanye West After 6 Years Of MarriageHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWho Was The Hollywood ‘It Girl’ The Year You Were Born?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena When the Baby Boomer generation thinks back to the “Good Old Days” one thought that can always bring back delicious memories was that of visiting a 50’s Diner. Let’s travel back in time to a simpler and easier period in America… A time when ground beef cost 89 cents for 3 pounds! Onions were 15 cents for 5 pounds and coffee was 15 cents per pound.The menus at a 50’s Diner were always there to give hungry customers comfort food that always made one think of Moms Cooking. Items like Country Fried Steak with Herb Gravy, Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits, Apple Pie, Patty Melts, Loaded Potato Skins and Banana Cream Pie (hungry yet?) have long been dazzling taste buds of Diners across the Nation and this summer, a new generation of kids 7-17, can experience the great tastes of the 1950’s in the Cooking Camp’s ( and creative hands on Cooking class series called the 50’s Diner.Teens and Kids will be able to bring home creations like Cheese Dogs with from scratch Chili, Country Cole Slaw and Mini Sweet Potato Pies all taught to them by Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Pasadena trained Chefs.The brainchild of Executive Chef Chris Allen, also a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Pasadena in 2001 began the Cooking Camp to serve Pasadena kids in 2005. “I’m so happy we are heading into our 8th year teaching the Teenagers and Kids of Pasadena the art of Cooking. I feel it is these creative courses that I try to create an learning environment that can give the whole family something that spans generations and spawns conversation that everyone can be a part of. Like talking about the blend of creaminess and crunchiness in perfectly cooked Chicken Fried Steak with Country Gravy!!”“The 50’s style Diner is fading away slowly and this is my way to try to make sure that the next generations can appreciate the delicious taste of the 50’s Diner. I think there is no better way to make it a long lasting memory then to let Kids make it themselves and be actively involved in creating something delicious and give them a link to a time long ago and have something they can share memories with their Parents and Grandparents.”So help keep the memories of the 50’s Diner alive with your Teens and Kids where they can learn about a generation gone by and experience it via the delicious food selections of the 50’s Diner.For more information visit Summer Art Academy’s Cooking Camp at Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff News Feature Stories 50’s Diners are Now 60 Years Old ~ And Reborn at The Cooking Camp By FIELDING MELISH Published on Friday, May 31, 2013 | 8:08 pm 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more

At $200,000 and Counting, Raab Lawsuit Shows Risks of a Fight to Finish

first_imgThe Potential CostIf the Raab case continues to a trial, the city’s insurer would be responsible for the continued cost of a legal defense (adding to the $201,737.61 already spent). The city also would risk an award of damages to the plaintiff — and potentially have to pay all the legal fees for the plaintiff.“In certain types of litigation, plaintiff’s attorneys collect all of their legal fees if they can convince a jury of as little as $1 in damages,” said Paul J. Miola, executive director to the Atlantic County JIF. “That leads to outrageous situations where a jury awards the plaintiff $10,000 in damages and the attorney receives $250,000 in legal fees. This is on top of the legal fees the JIF has spent on defense.”“The potential cost of defense can very easily outweigh the costs of settlement in many cases,” Miola said. “Our legal system gives everyone their ‘day in court’ and cases with only marginal value can take years to defend when a plaintiff has their head in the clouds as to the value of their claim.”Barker said if a summary judgment can reduce the number of claims at issue that can only serve to reduce the cost of the case. City Hall in Ocean CityWhat started four years ago with a small garden trailer parked illegally on an Ocean City side street has now cost the city’s insurer more than $200,000 in legal fees.An ongoing lawsuit hinges on two fairly sensational accounts of what ensued after an Ocean City police officer started to write a ticket for the trailer in May 2010. But as the case moves slowly through the court system, the bills continue to mount.“Monica Raab vs. the City of Ocean City and Officer Jesse Scott Ruch” offers an example of the staggering costs municipalities face in defending against lawsuits.The city’s insurer has made 10 payments totaling $187,319.74 to one law firm (Barker, Scott, Gelfand and James of Linwood) to defend the city and another three payments totaling $14,417.87 to a different firm (Reynolds and Horn of Marlton) to defend the police officer as an individual, according to invoices provided by the Atlantic County Municipal Joint Insurance Fund (JIF).The city has offered settlements to end a number other high-profile lawsuits ($50,000 and $75,000 in age-discrimination suits against the Ocean City Beach Patrol, $13,131 in a suit related to use of a K-9 dog, $83,000 apiece to three men in a racial discrimination suit, for instance), and some members of the public have accused City Council of agreeing to pay out without putting up a fight.But the Raab case illustrates what potentially can happen when two parties cannot agree on a settlement.At more than $200,000 and with no end in sight, the only guaranteed winners in this litigation will be the lawyers.The Raab CaseWest Atlantic Boulevard resident Monica Raab claims in a complaint filed in 2011 that she was injured by an Ocean City patrolman, Jesse Scott Ruch, who was trying to handcuff her for no reasonable cause following a confrontation over her brother-in-law’s garden trailer.Raab is married to a family physician with an Ocean City practice, Gary Raab, who is part of the Raab Family LLC, which owns some of the most valuable properties on the Ocean City Boardwalk.Her suit claims violation of her constitutional rights during an encounter that she claims left her with permanent injuries.(Read the complete text of her complaint.)Police reports offer a very different account from Ruch and other officers. The records suggest Raab was uncooperative, hysterical and a danger to her own safety — all because her brother-in-law’s trailer was going to be towed.(Read the complete text of the police reports.)In the case, the pre-trial discovery (depositions and other fact-finding related to the chaotic scene) is complete.Michael Barker, defending they city on behalf of the Atlantic County JIF, is seeking summary judgment to have eight of the 11 claims in the suit dismissed. The plaintiff has failed, for instance, to offer evidence that the Ocean City Police Department does not properly train its officers, Barker suggests in his motion. Two other claims already have been dismissed.Barker said that unless two parties can agree to a settlement, “the defense has no option but to continue to defend the case.”He said lawyers on both sides are generally skilled at making reasonable cost-benefit assessments for their clients, but they don’t always heed advice.“Sometimes they want to be heard in court,” Barker said. The Impact on TaxpayersOcean City taxpayers do not pay dollar-for-dollar what the JIF spends in legal fees and lawsuit settlements and damages. Instead, they pay premiums that increase or decrease based on patterns of risk.“In actuality, lawsuits have a limited effect on Ocean City taxpayers, since we look at the total picture when evaluating member assessments from year to year,” Miola said. “That includes property, automobile, and workers compensation claims in addition to lawsuits. In fact, lawsuits comprise less than 20 percent of the dollars we set aside for funding total claims in the Joint Insurance Fund.”“Municipal government undertakes a myriad of activities including 24/7 police and fire protection, trash collection, recycling, road repair, beach and boardwalk maintenance, and municipal governance,” Miola said. “With these types of activities, lawsuits are inevitable.”“While not every lawsuit is frivolous, many lawsuits have very slim factual basis to support them. Our system of justice, however, affords all citizens the right to file lawsuits and, in many cases, have their day in court which is not only costly and time-consuming, but often magnifies what the town is alleged to have done wrong as opposed to what the bigger picture may say. For example, tens of thousands of people traverse the boardwalk during the summer. Ocean City has a crew who perform regular inspections and repairs, yet, when someone trips and falls they often file a lawsuit.’Ocean City will budget $1.6 million for workman’s compensation in 2014 but only $796,872 for general liability (a budget item that includes but is not limited to lawsuit assessments). That’s up from $644,222 in 2013, $520,111 in 2012 and $449,824 in 2011.“In summary, Ocean City taxpayers are not severely affected by the lawsuits filed against the city,” Miola said.  “Frivolous lawsuits, or lawsuits with little merit, cannot be avoided as raw emotion and an effort to ‘save face’ or seek to downgrade charges will always prompt lawsuits against municipal government.  Attorney advertising and efforts to cast blame on others so as not to accept responsibility for one’s own actions will continue to plague our legal system and put pressure on municipal time and in some cases, their budgets.”last_img read more

This is Hamilton… Mitzi Hamilton! A Chorus Line Icon Gets Her Own Hip-Hop Tribute

first_imgWho lives? Who dies? Who tells your story? Founding father Alexander Hamilton has been honored with his own Broadway bio-musical smash thanks to Lin-Manuel Miranda and now another Hamilton has been appropriately feted online. Mitzi Hamilton was famously Michael Bennett’s inspiration for the character of T&A gal Val in A Chorus Line who danced in shows like Pippin, Seesaw and finally played Val during the show’s legendary 15 year run. These days, she carries Bennett’s torch, directing productions of A Chorus Line around the world, including a staging at the Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach, Florida, which just closed on January 24. Jake Weinstein, a cast member in that production, and the entire cast created the amazing video tribute to Hamilton below, using Miranda’s “Alexander Hamilton” as a jump-off, incorporating just-as-smooth rhymes to tell the story of a chorus girl’s journey to Broadway infamy.How does a homely, skinny, flat-as-a-pancake girlWith 87 dollars in her pocket twirl a baton in the rainThen wind up in New York City from afar—Grow up to be a legend and a star?Click and see! View Commentslast_img read more