Wrap House / Marc Boutin

first_imgCopyHouses•Canada Photographs:  Bruce EdwardsText description provided by the architects. Located in the inner-City, issues of privacy, occupation, served/servant spaces, affordability and available sunlight defined the context for design. Competing goals of maximizing square footage versus creating exterior amenity spaces, under the legislative constraints imposed by by-laws, created an opportunity for a kind of case study. Save this picture!© Bruce EdwardsRecommended ProductsEngineered Wood FlooringParklex International S.L.Wood Flooring in L’Avenue RestaurantCoffee tablesBoConceptLos Angeles Lounge Table 6250Curtain WallsJansenFacade Systems – VISS Fire EI30The conceptual driver for the project was the exploration of a fundamental served/servant relationship, in which servicing costs are adapted to the specific limitations and opportunities of a small infill lot. The programme is first divided into 2 simple boxes, one a enclosed box while the other is a transparent articulated volume. The interface between the two volumes becomes conditioned through the addition of a courtyard into the served space, begins to articulate the building envelope through the creation of more surface area. Save this picture!© Bruce EdwardsThe integration the courtyard into the core of the house, became the central feature of the project and serves multiple functions, both spatially and programmatically. At its most fundamental level, it becomes a “lightbox”, allowing generous amounts of daylight to wash into the core of the residence. This is unlike most infill houses, whose interiors become tunnel-like as a result of building by-law and code limitations. Save this picture!© Bruce EdwardsAround this courtyard, the programme re-orientates itself, with the interior spaces becoming re-focused to this exterior lightbox. This effectively liberates the programme from the limitations of its infill location, reversing the typical response of maximizing square footage. Instead, the project creates an exterior space that conditions the interior volumes through light and connections to the outside. The large interior glazing walls facing the lightbox can slide away, allowing the exterior patio to become part of the residence in the summer, blurring the separation between interior and exterior space, while providing multiple opportunities to engage. Save this picture!© Bruce EdwardsThe next component is the organization of the circulation around the courtyard. The entrance way expands into a bar of circulation and amenities anchoring the house, while it also becomes a promenade around the lightbox. The exterior space becomes an activation point for circulation, visually, but also spatially, allowing multiple opportunities to engage with it. A second wrapper folds over this bar to create large multi-use spaces with views to downtown and a focused view of the courtyard. It also becomes permeable at the second floor, creating a screen that filters light and provides privacy, but also acts to define the courtyard volume.Save this picture!© Bruce EdwardsProject gallerySee allShow lessA Holistic Perspective in Sustainable Construction ProjectsArticlesAD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part XXVIIIArticles Share Canada Save this picture!© Bruce Edwards+ 13 Share Projects Wrap House / Marc BoutinSave this projectSaveWrap House / Marc Boutin Houses Architects: Marc Boutin Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/101820/wrap-house-marc-boutin Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/101820/wrap-house-marc-boutin Clipboardcenter_img Wrap House / Marc Boutin Year:  2010 ArchDaily “COPY” “COPY” Photographs CopyAbout this officeMarc BoutinOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesCanadaPublished on January 07, 2011Cite: “Wrap House / Marc Boutin” 07 Jan 2011. 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Limerick on alert as city hit by Covid outbreaks

first_imgGovernment announces phased easing of public health restrictions hand sanitiserAs the government announced tighter restrictions on communities after a spike in Coronavirus cases, Limerick was dealing with further outbreaks of the deadly virus.The Limerick Post can reveal that University Hospital Limerick (UHL), Hanratty’s Direct Provision Centre and St Patrick’s GAA Club are the latest to be hit by Covid-19.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up As UHL announced measures to tackle an outbreak of the virus on one of its medical wards, the HSE confirmed it was in the process of managing another Covid-19 cluster at a direct provision centre in the city.The HSE told the Limerick Post that a letter sent to residents at Hanratty’s Hostel was “a standard letter that we use when there is a number of cases in a congregated setting”.Management at the centre, located on Glentworth Street, which had 212 residents on the books, declined to comment.St Patrick’s GAA Club, meanwhile, joined a growing list of local sports clubs who had announced they were testing or had players test positive for Covid-19, including Claughaun, Ahane and Cratloe GAA clubs as well as Shannon, Old Crescent and Munster Rugby.On Wednesday morning, St Patrick’s confirmed that “a player from an adult group, who trained with others in an outdoor setting” had contracted the virus.The player is considered low/casual risk and the club is working with the HSE and the Limerick County Board to deal with the issue.An outbreak control team was established at UHL after two Covid-19 cases, involving a patient and a staff member, were confirmed on Tuesday.Staff who have been identified as contacts were asked to self-isolate while further testing and contact tracing continued.Meanwhile, in what was a first for fee-paying Glenstal Abbey School, international pupils were welcomed into a period of self-isolation in Murroe, ahead of the start of the new school term.“The first of our students from outside Ireland have been arriving over the weekend, to spend their 14-day period of restricted movement here in Glenstal. It is great to see students back in our school at last! #iloveboarding #growatglenstal,” Glenstal tweeted. Advertisement Covid antibody testing opens to public at Shannon Airport Linkedin Mass COVID testing to take place at University of Limerick following fresh outbreak of virus among student population Previous articleProtobaby’s Twisted Words – new single and album on the wayNext articleLimerick Post Show | Singer songwriter Dáwna David Raleigh RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email NewsLimerick on alert as city hit by Covid outbreaksBy David Raleigh – August 20, 2020 2091 center_img WhatsApp Twitter Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Facebook Limerick health chiefs urge public not to withhold information on virus contacts, as they investigate “complex and serious outbreaks” across midwest region Institute of Public Health addresses loneliness as a challenge to national health in light of Covid-19 restrictions Print TAGSCoronavirusCovid 19healthIrelandLimerick City and CountyNationalNews last_img read more