Site Apostolinnen / dmvA architects

first_imgArchDaily Tom Verschueren, David Driesen, Valerie Lonnoy, Veerle Delaunay, Gert-Jan Schulte Lead Architects: “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Bart Gosselin+ 19Curated by Paula Pintos Share Area:  1400 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects CopyHousing, Renovation•Mechelen, Belgium Photographs City:MechelenCountry:BelgiumMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Bart GosselinText description provided by the architects. Site Apostolinnen is a project combination of new building, renovation and restoration. The client asked dmvA initially about the possibilities of the site where his bed factory was located. Based on archaeological research, a non-binding master plan was made that divided the site into different housing units. In the middle of the site was the ‘Somerhuys’ (‘Summer house’), of which dmvA did the restoration as a first assignment. Later the entire master plan was taken into option by the client and dmvA became the engine behind the project ‘Site Apostolinnen’.Save this picture!© Bart GosselinIn the 20th century, the old convent site was transformed into a fully packed plot on which almost nothing of its original history was found. It was important for dmvA to bring back the genius loci of the site, and respect and recover its historical elements.Save this picture!DiagramThe site is located between the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwestraat, the Lange Nieuwstraat, and the narrow Tessestraat. According to historical research, many streets and alleys have disappeared since the Middle Ages. dmvA decided to bring back the alleys by cleaning out the inner area of the site. In this way, the historical volumes are given space and thus shown again. New outdoor spaces are created that make the inner area liveable.Save this picture!© Bart GosselinSave this picture!© Bart GosselinIn the middle of the site is the Somerhuys from the 17th century located. According to the research, this building only used the sun as a heat source. Now all the windows are still facing the south. The house has been restored and is now used as a private home. As an extension of the central Somerhuys, the worker’s house from the 20th century is situated at the Tesssestraat. This building is now a guest house in the private garden of the Somerhuys. Behind the Somerhuys is a Warehouse from the 18th century situated, which was a part of the convent of the Apostolins. The building is now divided into 8 studios for students.Save this picture!© Bart GosselinSave this picture!Level 1 floor planSave this picture!© Bart GosselinIn the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwestraat there are two 19th century buildings with commercial spaces on the ground floor. Six residential units have been installed behind and above the shops, including a new building with two triplex houses. The new building serves as a catalyst for the entire site: it is a brick monolith with external staircases that, in combination with the alleys and the patios, ensure new circulation on the site. Next to the new building there is a restored bay window house from the 18th century, which also houses a triplex house.Save this picture!© Bart GosselinProject gallerySee allShow less10 Iconic Buildings that Changed Our Perception in Raw MaterialsArticlesArtist Residence / Pía MendaroSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Mechelen, BelgiumLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Site Apostolinnen / dmvA architectscenter_img Harry Hendrickx, FDT Construct + AB nv Belgium Year:  Contractor: 2018 Housing Site Apostolinnen / dmvA architectsSave this projectSaveSite Apostolinnen / dmvA architects Architects: dmvA architects Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Bart Gosselin “COPY” CopyAbout this officedmvA architectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingRefurbishmentRenovationMechelenOn FacebookBelgiumPublished on February 18, 2020Cite: “Site Apostolinnen / dmvA architects” 18 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Wheelchair theft seen as new low

first_img‘Youths were spotted holding up traffic with the wheelchair getting a ‘laugh’ out of it…’THE theft of a wheelchair that was a young boy’s “only form of independence,” has been seen as a “sickening new low” for a family that has battled hardship for the last three years in Thomondgate. 16-year-old Shane Dundon has cerebral palsy and is now house bound because of the actions of a number of youths who stole the wheelchair from the front porch of the family home in Thomondgate last Sunday. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mother of six, Theresa Dundon, told the Limerick Post that the seat and frame of the chair were found the following day in Hartigan Villas after youths took the wheels and used them for a horse-drawn sulky kart.“It is bad enough trying to get the council to repair the house, but taking Shane’s only form of independence has really knocked his confidence. He’s upstairs in his room now and can’t or wont come down. He started in St Nessan’s recently and that was a big step for him. I mean, my son has welts on his hands from having to crawl in and out the front door. This is no life for a boy who has suffered to this stage of his life”.Theresa’s and the lives of her family have taken many set backs as the Limerick woman had to bury her college going son who was murdered in the UK during a random act of violence. With five children now, four of whom live with here in the “decrepit house” in Thomondgate, Theresa says that she has been living on empty promises from the local authority to get her house wheelchair friendly.“The house is in a very bad way, the shower doesn’t work, the toilet is in a state, the backgarden is like a swimming pool and it’s gone from bad to worse”.The Dundon family had to move from their original home in Hartigan Villas as the house next-door to their former home was petrol bombed and the council moved them for their own safety.“I had heroin addicts in the garden shooting up and for fear I had to sleep on the couch. We were all in fear of what random act could happen next and even my son crawled out to the front green at 6am scared out of his wits. The council moved us after the lady next door had her house petrol bombed. Now we have been put into this house and they have just forgotten about us. Letters go unanswered, promises go unfulfilled and I’m told there’s no money there to put in a few ramps.“It broke my heart to hear Shane say to me, ‘Mam, if I fell outside and broke my neck maybe then they would do something then’”.Shane’s sister, Nicole, says that this is not the first incident involving a group of up to eight youths “who are taking children’s bikes, hubcaps from cars and stuff like that, but it has taken a step too far this time.Gardai at Mayorstone are investigating.Nicole’s frustration continued when she added that the perpetrators of the wheelchair theft are aged “as young as 12 and 13. They shouldn’t go unpunished because of their age. It makes me sick to think that you cant even leave a wheelchair in your own porch without it being stolen.” Advertisement Facebook Email Print WhatsAppcenter_img Previous articleBowie’s career under the spotlightNext articleLimerick FC could win title this weekend admin NewsLocal NewsWheelchair theft seen as new lowBy admin – September 27, 2012 720 Twitter Linkedinlast_img read more

Syracuse gets outscored in the paint by 18, loses to Miami, 72-67

first_imgSyracuse (14-5, 2-4 Atlantic Coast) fell on the road to Miami (13-6, 3-3) in Coral Gables, Florida, 72-67. Despite sophomore point guard Tiana Mangakahia nearly recording a triple-double, SU couldn’t overcome a lopsided points-in-the-paint tally, where UM outscored the Orange by 18. That was in large part due to Erykah Davenport, the Hurricanes’ 6-foot-2 forward/center who snatched 13 boards and put up 21 points on an efficient 10-of-14 performance.“She does a very good job playing at the rim,” Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman said of the Hurricanes big. “She’s a very athletic post player.”Both teams came out of the first quarter evenly matched, with the score reflecting that, tied at 22. Syracuse went 9-for-20 and Miami sank 9-of-19. The Hurricanes out-rebounded the Orange by four, but SU had three more assists. Ten minutes did nothing to separate the two sides.But in the second quarter, Miami was able to blow the game open, sustaining a 20-4 run until there was 3:11 left until halftime. SU went ice cold in the second quarter, hitting just 3-of-18 shots — including 1-for-12 beyond the arc — while Miami continued to hit nearly 50 percent of its shots. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse entered the half trailing by 11. “The biggest thing was making some tough plays,” Hillsman said. “We gotta rebound the ball, get out in transition and make some shots. We were getting open shots and not making them.”Clawing back wasn’t an instant process for Syracuse, but it rode a 10-0 run starting with 1:38 left in the third and ending 1:19 into the fourth quarter to close Miami’s lead to two, 55-53.Still, the Hurricanes didn’t fold and pushed the lead back to six with fewer than two minutes remaining. In the end, Miami held on long enough to force Syracuse into fouling, and was steady from the line, holding on for a five-point win.“You gotta win games on the road,” Hillsman said. “When you’ve got close, tough games you’ve got a chance to win, you want to seal the deal and take those wins home.”The loss continues a trend of inconsistency in conference play for SU. The Orange is undefeated at home, but 0-4 on the road. The good news for Syracuse is that it has two-straight home games upcoming.By the end of the night, Mangakahia had scored 17, dished 14 assists and was a rebound shy of the triple-double. Miranda Drummond also contributed 17. Two other starters — Gabrielle Cooper and Amaya Finklea-Guity — scored 11. Still, it wasn’t enough to overcome Davenport’s dominant night.“She did her job,” Hillsman said. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 18, 2018 at 10:28 pm Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @A_E_Grahamlast_img read more