BBL Apartment House / Raketa

first_img Katjuša Kranjc, Rok Kuhar, Vesna Draksler, Miha Žgank, Aleš Žmavc, Meta Fortuna, Laura Klenovšek BBL Apartment House / Raketa CopyHouses•Slovenia Slovenia “COPY” ArchDaily Manufacturers: Villeroy & Boch, Feydom, Gradbeništvo Kocjanc, Hans Grohe, Megušar Les, Mizarstvo Kamiz, Mizarstvo Kos, Ograje Žugič, Okna vrata Negode, Pečarstvo Hrovat, Rutar, Travni tepihi Krivic Lead Architects: BBL Apartment House / RaketaSave this projectSaveBBL Apartment House / Raketa “COPY” Architects: Raketa Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/958601/bbl-apartment-house-raketa Clipboard Architectural Design: Projects 2020 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/958601/bbl-apartment-house-raketa Clipboard Year:  Area:  463 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Katjuša Kranjc, Rok Kuhar Save this picture!© Žiga Lovšin+ 22Curated by Paula Pintos Share Photographs:  Žiga Lovšin, Ana Skobe Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Interior Design:Katjuša Kranjc, Rok Kuhar, Vesna Draksler, Zala KošnikCountry:SloveniaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Žiga LovšinRecommended ProductsWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsIt all started with a gank, a long balcony common to older alpine houses, for carnations and a small garden in front of the house. This seemed like an excellent starting point for a home in an old and traditional town of Bohinjska Bistrica.Save this picture!© Žiga LovšinSave this picture!Plan – Ground floorSave this picture!© Žiga LovšinToday the house stands amid others in the centre of Bistrica, enveloped by a wooden façade and a gank, both traditional features that were once prevalent among houses in the Gorenjska region.Save this picture!© Žiga LovšinAt the moment the house still boasts a colour of fresh wood, but in time it will fade to shades of grey and completely blend in with the existing surroundings, thus becoming an integrated part of the existing town’s landscape. With this colour change, the façade will visually step aside and let the gank, overgrown by red carnations, and a small green garden in front of the house to come forward and take charge in shaping the view of the house.Save this picture!© Žiga LovšinOur design process aimed to create a house with contemporary attributes but it still had to, in its form, gracefully intertwine some of the traditional elements.  We’ve achieved that by reinterpreting the traditional gank, which on the eastern facade follows a more conventional form, but in contrast, takes on a modern approach on the southern facade. In this part of the building the gank, which is traditionally executed on the higher floors, descends to the ground, with added on wooden cladding, hiding the entrance to the apartment below.Save this picture!© Ana SkobeThis shift in height and partial coverage, emphasizes the main entrance to the above unit and exposes the building’s functional hierarchy. In addition to that, the wooden cladding screens off big windows placed in the wellness area, shielding the intimate space from the outside. The same visual approach is used on the rest of the facades – larger windows used to bring in heaps of light are moved back behind the wooden cladding, leaving only smaller windows visible from the exterior. These being a reference to the traditional features and local typology.Save this picture!© Ana SkobeThe house is divided into two units – the first unit used by the owner as his private accommodation and the second used for renting. With this functional divide in mind, we wanted to create two independent functional units gathered within the same architectural envelope.Save this picture!© Žiga LovšinThe division of the inside space is portrayed on the facades in form of their partitions and can as well be seen in a form of its immediate surroundings. The renting unit comes with a garden on a different ground level as the rest of the landscape, which grants the users more privacy and at the same time ensures more harmonious incorporation of a rather large object into the old city centre.Save this picture!© Žiga LovšinIn the interior of the house, the main feature is the visible wooden roof structure, which becomes a dominant visual element and therefore shapes the atmosphere of the upper floor. On the ground floor, space is, as seen in most traditional houses, concentrated around a stove.Save this picture!© Žiga LovšinProject gallerySee allShow lessBadinter School / YOONSEUX ArchitectesSelected ProjectsWho Are Lacaton & Vassal? 15 Things to Know About the 2021 Pritzker Architecture Lau…Architecture News Share Photographs Houses CopyAbout this officeRaketaOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookSloveniaPublished on March 16, 2021Cite: “BBL Apartment House / Raketa” 16 Mar 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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RSF deplores excessive jail term for Myanmar columnist

first_img News He was convicted two weeks after two Reuters journalists, Kyaw Soe Oo and Wa Lone, were each sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment for investigating a massacre of 10 Rohingya civilians by soldiers and militiamen. The fact that the two trials were held in close succession, and that the sentences handed down in both cases were the same, raises questions about the extent to which the security forces manipulate the judicial system.     News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Myanmar Like the secrecy law used to convict Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, the law on sedition dates from the British colonial era. In Myanmar, as well as India, Malaysia and Singapore for example, laws on sedition are used a pretexts by the authorities to silence criticism by journalists. They provide for penalties of up to life imprisonment.     Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar “However unacceptable the conviction of the two Reuters reporters may be, the sentence imposed on the columnist Ngar Min Swe is totally disproportionate,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. May 31, 2021 Find out more Ngar Min Swe, who used to write for the pro-government newspaper Global New Light of Myanmar, was arrested on 12 July, after posting a comment on Facebook that day criticising a kiss on the cheek received by Aung San Suu Kyi from Barack Obama during a visit to Myanmar four year ago by the former US president. At the time, she was a reformist member of the Myanmar parliament. Myanmar has fallen six places in the 2018 World Press Freedom Index compiled by RSF and is now ranked 137th of 180 countries. Scapegoats MyanmarAsia – Pacific ImprisonedInternetFreedom of expressionJudicial harassmentNobel Prize RSF_en MyanmarAsia – Pacific ImprisonedInternetFreedom of expressionJudicial harassmentNobel Prize “His posts hostile to Aung San Suu Kyi’s reform movement may have been questionable, but the sentence he has received sets a worrying precedent. It raises serious doubts about the independence of the judicial system in Myanmar. For this reason, we are requesting an immediate review of the charges against him. Above all, it is high time the government repealed the archaic law on sedition that was used to convict him.” Newscenter_img Organisation The disparaging remark was the latest in a long series of critical comments by Ngar Min Swe, who was close to the military-backed government and a critic of the former dissident, now the head of the government.    May 26, 2021 Find out more Manipulation of the law Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Myanmar authorities to reconsider the seven-year sentence imposed on a columnist close to Myanmar’s former military government for posting comments on Facebook deemed to be hostile to the country’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. It also called for the repeal of the archaic sedition law. May 12, 2021 Find out more September 21, 2018 RSF deplores excessive jail term for Myanmar columnist RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum By convicting an anti-reform and pro-junta figure, the military establishment may hope to make a goodwill gesture towards the international community after the harsh criticism that followed the arrest of the two Reuters reporters. Inside the country, the media coverage of the case could repair the damage to Aung San Suu Kyi’s image as an icon of democracy.  Some people have begun to question her silence in the case of the Reuters journalists. News Ngar Min Swe was found guilty of sedition on 18 July by a Yangon court for “writing abusive posts on Facebook against State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, making people get the wrong impression of her”, in the words of the court spokesman. The columnist Ngar Min Swe (right) was sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment for sedition for “writing abusive posts on Facebook against State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, making people get the wrong impression of her” (photos: Ye Aung Thu / AFP – Sar Min Swe / Mizzima). US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture Receive email alerts to go furtherlast_img read more

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Guest Opinion | The Chief’s Curse: Discretion on Releasing Bodycam Videos

first_img Top of the News 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Opinion & Columnists Guest Opinion | The Chief’s Curse: Discretion on Releasing Bodycam Videos Opinion piece by SKIP HICKAMBOTTOM and DALE L. GRONEMEIER Published on Monday, May 16, 2016 | 10:44 am faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff The happenstance that cell phone cameras, security cameras, and police dashboard cameras record police shootings and other critical incidents of police-community interactions has been revolutionizing how shootings and other major incidents are perceived. Body-worn cameras are increasingly being deployed; they will more systematically record such incidents. Pasadena plans to begin deploying them at the end of this year.As Pasadena thinks through what its policies will be on body-worn cameras, one of the issues to be decided is public access to bodycam videos of police shootings and other critical incidents. Some say that release of such bodycam videos should be at the discretion of the Chief of Police. Although it may seem counter-intuitive that putting power to decide in the hands of the Chief is bad for him, doing so is probably a curse for the Chief. Giving the Police Chief discretion to decide whether or not to release video of police shootings would invite recurring public battles between the police union and its supporters who favor never releasing anything that might question police versions versus the public who seek transparency. Is it good public policy to put the Chief in the middle of repeated wrangling where he inevitably makes enemies of one side or the other depending on whichever way he rules? Is there a better way?The reason video should not be released immediately: insuring investigation integrityStrong policy reasons support delaying release of bodycam video to anyone other than investigators until the post-shooting investigations are completed. The California Supreme Court rejected the Pasadena Police Officers Association contention that officers should be able to see other witness statements before giving their own statements to investigators. In 1990, the PPOA took the issue all the way to the Supreme Court when the Pasadena PD refused to give them that right. In ruling against the PPOA, the Supreme Court stated: “Disclosure before interrogation might color the recollection of the person to be questioned or lead that person to conform his or her version of an event to that given by witnesses already questioned.”The same issues – (1) coloring witness recollection and (2) allowing witnesses to conform their version of events to other evidence – that the Supreme Court noted as applying to witness statements apply with even greater force to video of police shootings and other critical events. Behavioral studies consistently show that exposure to visual evidence is much more powerful in altering witness recollection than mere words; exposure to video thus is more likely to alter pure recollection of witnesses even more significantly than witness statements. For a witness whose self-interest or bias might lead him to fabricate a false version of events, allowing him to view the video before he gives his statement tends to aid him in fabricating a version of events that cannot be impeached by the visual evidence.Thus, public release of bodycam video prior to the completion of both the criminal investigation and the follow-up administrative investigation would be bad policy. In order to insure the integrity of investigations, public release of bodycam video should not occur until the completion of the criminal and administrative investigations.Avoiding the Chief’s curse of discretion: release after a specific number of daysPasadena’s experience for nearly 4 years with the OIR Group Report on the Pasadena PD’s shooting of Kendrec McDade should be an object lesson in why giving the Police Chief discretion on release of body cameras is bad policy. Release of the OIR Group Report was a discretionary decision; the City was not required to release the Report but the public pressure to do so was ultimately overwhelming. Mayor Bogaard, then-Councilmember Chris Holden, the City Manager, and the Police Chief collectively sought to defuse widespread concern about the PD shooting the unarmed African-American youth by their publicly promising transparency on the OIR Group Report at the time the OIR Group was hired in 2012. The City Manager then got a black eye by saying in summer 2014 that only the OIR Group’s recommendation, not the full Report, would be released. To the dismay of the PPOA, the public outcry over the City Manager’s backtracking led the City Council to override the City Manager by supporting release of the Report to the maximum extent permitted by law. So the City Attorney invited the PPOA to sue; the PPOA dutifully sued, lost in the trial court, appealed, and lost even more drastically in the Court of Appeal. Throughout the nearly 4-year ordeal, the Pasadena PD administration, the Pasadena City Council, and the Pasadena City Attorney were caught in the middle and buffeted by the conflicting demands of the PPOA vs. the public. However, ultimately the public demand for transparency prevailed both politically and legally. No one should wish the PD administration to be put in the middle again on bodycam video release like it was put in the middle on the OIR Group McDade Report.If the Chief has discretion on whether to release bodycam video, he will inherently be in the position of being pressured by the PPOA to use that discretion to deny disclosure of the videos, by the public to release them, and thereby having to disappoint one side. We suggest that in the court of public opinion, the demand for transparency in police shootings and other critical incidents will usually prevail and the police chief will consequently usually have to exercise whatever discretion he has to release bodycam videos. Putting the Chief in a position where he has to repeatedly say no to the PPOA is not good for the Chief. More fundamentally, automatic release of bodycam videos for all critical incidents best serves the public interest in transparency that builds trust with the police department.Hayward Assemblyman Bill Quirk threaded the needle between premature public release and the inevitability and desirability of public release by a bill that would have required release of bodycam video after 60 days where there are complaints about officer conduct. That bill would have preempted any contrary policy provision by Pasadena, but it appears it is going nowhere because of police union opposition.We believe Assemblyman Quirk’s basic idea of automatic public release by a date certain is the approach Pasadena should adopt. We’re not certain whether 60 days is the reasonable time to require the completion of both the criminal and administrative investigations. The McDade administrative review meeting did not occur for more than a year after the shooting, but that was an unreasonably long time; the delay appears to have been driven by the objective to run out the clock so that the OIR Group Report could not be released prior to the trial of the wrongful death lawsuit by McDade’s parents. But whether the date-certain is 60 days, 90 days, or 120 days, automatic release of bodycam video for critical incidents is a better policy than visiting on the police chief the curse of his having discretion over whether or not to release the videos.Skip Hickambottom and Dale Gronemeier are local civil rights attorneys who successfully prosecuted the Public Records Act lawsuit to release most of the OIR Group Report on the McDade shooting. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe Community News 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.center_img Your email address will not be published. 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