Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Press Release Service The Rt. Rev. William Grant Black, the seventh bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio, died on July 7 of complications from Parkinson’s Disease. He was 93. Black was the son and grandson of Free Methodist (Wesleyan) ministers in the Southern Indiana/Central Illinois circuit. Born on his parents kitchen table in Muncie, Indiana, April 17, 1920, Black’s family moved from parish to parish every 2-3 years. He loved education, becoming the first person in his family to attend college, graduating from Greenville (IL) College in 1941. It is there he met the love of his life, June Mathewson. Black was working the front desk at the YMCA on the campus of the University of Illinois-Champaign/Urbana on Dec. 7, 1941 when he heard news of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor coming over the radio. Black continued his education through the Spring, 1942 semester, then enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was sent to Infantry Office training at Fort Benning Georgia, graduating as a second lieutenant. He married June on December 3, 1942, before shipping out for the island of New Guinea with the 31st Dixie Division. Through campaigns in Aitape, Morotai and Mindanao, Black led a platoon on missions to root out the enemy in the jungles of the South Pacific. As a result of his work in these campaigns, he was awarded the Purple Heart and the Silver Star for valor. Black discussed his war record only reluctantly. His silver star commendation, authored by his battalion commander, noted he “wiped out several Japanese machine gun nests using hand grenades.” In these dangerous operations, he drew enemy fire on to himself as his platoon circled around behind to cut off enemy escape routes. Returning to the United States after his stint in the Army, Black returned to his work at the YMCA in Champaign, Illinois, then served for two years with the intercollegiate student Christian movement before completing his Master’s of Education at Illinois in 1952. From 1952 to 1962, Black took classes at the University of Chicago School of Divinity, earning a second bachelor’s degree in 1955, converting to the Episcopal Church in 1957 and becoming an Episcopal priest on his 42nd birthday at Rockefeller Chapel in Chicago.Black accepted the call to the Church of the Good Shepherd in Athens, Ohio in 1962, where he spent the most productive period of his professional life. In his time in Athens (1962-1973), he: served as chair of the Athens Human Relations Commission (seeking to, among other things, integrate housing), chair of the O’Bleness Regional Hospital Board project, was appointed by Ohio Governor James Rhodes to both the State Commission on Mental Health and Retardation and to the 13-state Appalachian Regional Commission – serving with two U.S. Senators, Robert Byrd (D-WV) and Ohio Senator Robert Taft (R-OH), was named “Man of the Year” in 1971 by the Southeastern Ohio Regional Commission for his work on serving the needs of the poverty-stricken in that region of Appalachia, served as a facilitator at the Carl Rogers Institute in San Diego from 1971-1972 and was named University of Chicago Divinity School Alumnus of the Year in 1972.Black moved to Cincinnati, serving as rector of the Church of our Savior, an inner-city parish with a storied past, as well as leading the effort to establish ecumenical dialogue between Christians, Jews and Muslims in Cincinnati area and serving on other Diocesan committees. He was briefly chair of the search committee for the next diocesan bishop after Bishop John Krumm announced his intention to retire. Colleagues convinced him to run for the post, so he resigned as committee chair and put his name in the hat. Elected on the fourth ballot, Black served as bishop of the 88-parish diocese from 1979 through 1992, when he reached the mandatory retirement age of 72. His major accomplishments as bishop included increasing pastoral care, strengthening relationships with the Anglican community around the globe, especially in Africa, and putting the diocese at the forefront of peace efforts through active involvement at the peace tables in Geneva, Switzerland and raising funds for the Peace Studies Chair at the Ohio State University. Black holds honorary doctoral degrees from Kenyon College (1980), Ohio University (1993) and the Hebrew Union College and Jewish Institute of Religion (1993).Long a believer that God’s grace saves us from even the worst of civilization, Black’s favorite scripture reading is from Roman’s 5:3-5 “…we triumph even in our troubles, knowing that trouble produces endurance, endurance produces character, and character produces hope – a hope which never disappoints us, since God floods our hearts through the Holy Spirit.” Long into retirement, Black continued his work in the area of dialogue between Christians, Jews and Muslims, believing that is the most promising area for continued peace and stability in the Western world. Black was preceded in death by his wife June in July of 1993. He is survived by his second wife, Frances King Mathewson Black (married, May 15, 2000), his children Greg (Ginny) Black of Danville, IN, Jan (Dave) Mortensen of Aurora, IL, and David (Kari) Black of Madison, WI, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be private. There will be a public memorial service, to be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made in the name of Bishop Black to Greenville College, 315 East College Avenue, Greenville, IL 62246 or the Church of the Good Shepherd “Good Earth Farm” hunger project, 64 University Terrace, Athens, Ohio 45701. Submit a Press Release Rector Martinsville, VA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Polly Hewitt says: July 8, 2013 at 6:51 pm Bp. Black confirmed me, and was rector in my home parish. A good man. God rest his soul, and may he be raised in Christ to the glorious company of saints…. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Belleville, IL Dave Black says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY LaRae Jordan Rutenbar says: August 18, 2013 at 12:15 am Bishop Black was a kind person, I was always welcomed at 412 Sycamore and if was close to 12:00pm he always took me to lunch. He loved Sayler Park the most west part of Cincinnati.Robert KelleySayler Park July 26, 2013 at 7:06 pm Thank you all for your kind words. I should have asked Mike Barwell to write the obit Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Anne Warrington Wilson says: Rector Tampa, FL The Rev Thomas P. Davis says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska Raleigh Daniel Hairston, D.Min. Rector Retired says: August 9, 2013 at 7:38 pm Josh–this is a really lovely reminiscence of Bp. Black. He accepted me into the ordination process in 1980 and was thrilled that I came from an Episcopal/Roman Catholic family background. Your comment and the ones above it have captured the man I knew and admired. One could have really exciting conversations with him, ranging over an amazing number of topics that he delighted in connecting. Featured Events Comments (13) Josh Thomas says: August 29, 2016 at 2:57 pm of course I remember, Richard, I am glad you are doing so well and had such a wonderful career July 30, 2013 at 1:51 pm This wonderfully detailed biography of the great Bishop and pastor Bill Black somehow fails to mention the thing he was most famous for – at least in Cincinnati: he opened Church of Our Saviour, Mt. Auburn, to Gay people, decades before the rest of the Episcopal Church got its act together. Starting in the 1970s, Our Saviour hosted a fledgling MCC congregation, which met there every Sunday night despite the opposition of some in the parish and the reluctant acceptance of others. Some people were members of both churches, and Our Saviour grew as a result. For years, every time the local LGBT community had a crisis (and they often did, thanks to homophobic politicians and police), someone would call a community meeting at Our Saviour and the place would be packed. Unless you’ve experienced discrimination, you can’t know how important it is to a stigmatized group just to have a place to go. Every other church in town was closed to us – but not Fr. Black’s church; he welcomed us. How many lives did his hospitality save? How many souls were brought to Christ because of him?That’s what made his election as Bishop so amazing; “My God, they’ve elected the friend of the queers.” No one expected him to win – but by God he did. And he used his office to further the inclusion for women and LGBTs in the city, the diocese and the national Church. I should know; I was one of the Gay leaders he embraced. When the city and the Church went through excruciating Gay turmoils – including the Disease of the Century and a billionaire’s successful campaign to write homophobic discrimination into the city charter – he put us front and center. And where were those later meetings held? In Bill Black’s old church – which to this day remains, under the leadership of Mother Paula Jackson, the capital of Gay Cincinnati. We revered him. You know that word “reverend” that clergy routinely get appended to their names? It means “revered one.” I have to tell you, I’ve met a lot of reverends in my time, but not so many revered ones. But Bill Black was one – and on his death the heavenly choirs burst into song. “Forasmuch as you did it to the least of these my family…” – and that’s what we were, the very least, not even human to some people – “you did it to me.” Hallelujah! July 12, 2013 at 2:28 pm With fond memories I recall the years when I was in Lincoln Heights, Ohio as the Rector of St. Simon of Cyrene Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Southern Ohio when the late William “Bill” Black was elected as Diocesan Bishop. He was well loved in the Diocese, served well, and did a creditable job while I was present there. My prayers and sympathies are with his family and loved ones. May his soul rest in peace, and someday rise in glory with our Lord Jesus the Christ. Posted Jul 8, 2013 Rector Knoxville, TN An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Obituary, House of Bishops, Submit an Event Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 July 9, 2013 at 4:48 pm Bill was a wonderful friend and a caring Bishop. I will miss him greatly. May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, rest in peace. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Mike Barwell says: Dave Black says: Karen Strand Winslow says: Robert Kelley says: Rector Smithfield, NC September 29, 2013 at 10:47 am Bishop Black was the answer to my prayers for my task of raising funds for the Chair of Jewish Christian Studies at Greenville College. We met one Sunday on the steps of Hogue Hall and thereafter became fast friends. He was able to help me establish the Samuel Sandmel lectureship at Greenville College by providing funds that were then matched by the Shapiro Foundation of Chicago, which then led to a huge increase of required amount for the Chair and the Jewish-Christian Studies program. Through all our meetings and conversations we grew in respect and fondness. He came to my GC classes and told the stories of his life as FM, as an episcopal priest, as a Bishop, as a friend of people of other faiths, as a family man.Later, after we moved, he sent me letters that he had sent to his family with handwritten copies of prayers from the BCP that I still have on my refrigerator and in my devotional books. One of the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do was tell him we were moving to California.We maintained contact by snail mail–he gave up on email! I knew that someday he would pass to behold the face of his father in heaven and I feared I would not know. This did indeed happen. I learned through the Greenville Response about his passing to glory and was reduced to great grief. Unlike Charles Wesley, I love life on earth and Bishop Black did as well. But we know he is seeing God in a new way, and, as with all our passed on loved ones, we rejoice for him. My prayers are with his family, which he loved so much. Karen Strand Winslow, Azusa Pacific University. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS July 21, 2013 at 10:01 am Bishop Black was my rector in Athens during the turbulent late ’60s. The Church of the Good Shepherd had a vibrant youth ministry under the leadership of Edward (Ned) Daughterty, who exposed us to political activism, community service — and even better, foreign films! It was a wonderful environment that had a lasting and profound impact on my life. November 9, 2014 at 9:55 pm This is a very late posting. I just saw the news of your dad’s passing David. I was a student at Ohio U from ’63-’67, member of the student Episcopal youth group and an active member of the Good Shepherd. Your father had a profound effect on my faith, and mentored me through some difficult family times. I moved back to my home in Canada after graduation. in the 1980s my family and I became missionaries to the Middle East. Your dad flew out to visit us there as part of his keen interest in Muslim-Christian relations. He generously supported our mission work. After our years there both my wife Linda and I entered seminary in Toronto graduating in 94. . This past spring we retired from parish ministr in the Diocese of Algoma, Ontario. We of course will continue to be active, just as your dad was. David, your father was instrumental in shaping my Christian walk. He was the kind of compassionate pastor and priest I have always aspired to be. He was, quite literally, a father-figure to me. God bless you Bill Black ! Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Course Director Jerusalem, Israel People Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 July 9, 2013 at 11:29 am Bill was a fascinating man who was more than a “boss” — he was a mentor, colleague and friend for many years. He hired me in 1986 as communications director for the diocese and almost immediately pushed me out the door to explore the worldwide church as well as cover the diocese. With his encouragement and enthusiastic blessing, I covered or staffed dozens of national and international conferences and my travels over 12 years took me all over the U.S., and to Africa, England and Russia, among other places. I accompanied him to Egypt and the Middle East in 1989 to write about his passion for creating “trialogue” between Christians, Jews and Muslims. Sometimes controversial (he once said he thought his job as bishop was to walk along the street and throw cherry bombs into the little fenced-in yards we call churches to see who would come out and yell at him!), he was incredibly well-read, interested in everything, willing to challenge conventional thinking, and at heart an evengelical in the best sense of the word. He opened my eyes to a large and beautiful world and to dozens of places, people and issues I might never have explored, met, or considered. In our lives we sometimes are privileged to encounter people who change us forever; Bill Black was one of those important people for me. I shall miss him.Mike Barwell Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Bath, NC August 31, 2013 at 8:32 am Bishop Black mentored me as I was caught between Dioceses and a nightmare of a diocese who wouldn’t ordain women and another diocese that wanted me to go through their entire process. Bp. Black was one of the kindest and courageous Bishops I have ever known. The church has lost a great advocate and leader. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Fr. 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Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 TAGSCollegetheconversation.com Previous articleJoin The Apopka Voice team: Sales Associate neededNext articleApopka Burglary Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Part One – Rating the colleges You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Editor’s note: Today we begin a new series in which we ask the leaders of our country’s colleges and universities to address some of the most pressing issues in higher education. This series was first published on theconversation.com.The past several years have seen increased calls for colleges and universities to demonstrate their value to students, families, and taxpayers. And the pressure has come from both sides of the political spectrum. Barack Obama, for example, didn’t mince his words when he spoke a few years ago on the University of Michigan campus: “We are putting colleges on notice…you can’t assume that you’ll just jack up tuition every single year. If you can’t stop tuition from going up, then the funding you get from taxpayers each year will go down. We should push colleges to do better.”So how is a would-be student or a tax-paying citizen to decide the value of a given university or degree? There is certainly no shortage of tools that have been developed to help in this regard.The federal College Scorecard, for example, is meant to “help students choose a school that is well-suited to meet their needs, priced affordably, and is consistent with their educational and career goals.” Whether those goals are medicine, teaching, getting a sport business degree, or any other area of interest, the College Scorecard can help.Various magazines put together college rankings. There have been efforts at the state level to show what graduates of a given institution or program can expect to earn. And some colleges and universities are working to provide those data themselves.So we asked our panel of presidents – from the University of Michigan, University of Oregon and The Ohio State University: If you had to devise just one tool or metric to help the general public assess the value of a particular college or degree, what would it be and why?Greater life expectancyMichael Drake, president of The Ohio State UniversityMichael Drake, president of The Ohio State University. The Ohio State UniversityWhen I ask individuals if they want their own children to attend college, the answer is, overwhelmingly, yes. The evidence is clear. College graduates are more likely to be employed and more likely to earn more than those without degrees. Studies also indicate that people with college degrees have higher levels of happiness and engagement, better health and longer lives.Wow.If living a longer, healthier and happier life is a good thing, then, yes, college is worth it.A four-year degree is not necessarily the best path for everyone, of course. Many people find their lives are enhanced by earning a two-year or technical degree. For others, none of these options is a perfect choice. But if there is one data point I want to highlight, it is the correlation between a college education and greater life expectancy. In fact, one study suggests that those who attend college live, on average, seven years longer.Last year was the second year in a row that average life expectancy in the U.S. went down. But greater mortality didn’t affect all Americans equally. Studies point to a growing gap in life expectancy between rich and poor. Higher education may, in other words, be part of the solution to this problem.This is just one of the reasons that so many of our country’s institutions of higher learning are focused on the question of how to make sure more Americans have access to a quality – and affordable – college education.Since December 2016, the American Talent Initiative, a coalition of 100 (and counting) colleges and universities, has been working to educate 50,000 additional lower-income students by 2025. In another initiative, the 11 public universities in the University Innovation Alliance are committed to producing more U.S. graduates and have, over the past three years, increased their number of low-income graduates by 24.7 percent.As educators, we must continue to increase pathways to the American Dream — a journey that includes health, happiness, long life and, very often, a college degree.Social mobilityMichael Schill, president of the University of OregonMichael Schill, president of the University of Oregon. University of Oregon, Author providedWhile it is impossible to devise only one indicator to describe the value of a university, I would suggest that a good place to begin would be the number of first-generation students it admits and the rate at which they graduate.As a first-generation college student myself, I may be somewhat biased, but I believe that our generation will be judged by how well we enhance the opportunities for social mobility among our citizens. And despite some skepticism about the value of higher education on the part of pundits and politicians, it is well-documented that there is no better way for young people to achieve the “American Dream” than by getting a college degree.Note that my metric is really two – first-generation enrollment numbers and graduation rates. The simple fact is that students who go to college and don’t receive a degree may well be in worse shape economically than those who don’t go at all. They will have invested time and money, yet without a diploma will not achieve the economic returns from that investment. Moreover, many are hobbled by student loans without the economic wherewithal to repay them.It is easy for universities, colleges and community colleges to admit large numbers of students from modest backgrounds. That happened in the for-profit sector. However, the graduation rate at for-profit institutions is only 23 percent, compared to the 59 percent rate overall. The hard part is to support students so that they can succeed.First-generation students make up a third of college undergraduates in the United States. They are more likely to be minorities and to come from low-income households, and are far less likely to graduate than their peers who had one or more parent attend college. We can do better.Part of the solution is for more universities to provide more adequate need-based financial assistance, but even that isn’t enough. College can be a confusing experience for first-generation kids, both in terms of learning how to succeed academically and “fitting in” socially. The real value will accrue to students and American society only if we can provide them with appropriate advising and counseling so that they not only get in but persist and flourish.FreedomMark Schlissel, president of the University of MichiganMark S. Schlissel, president of the University of Michigan. University of MichiganTo devise one metric to help the public assess our value, we need to challenge ourselves the same way we challenge students in our classrooms and labs. Let’s first determine the right question to ask. What are our students looking for in life and how can a college degree change the quality and trajectory of their lives?Higher education gives graduates the best opportunity to pursue their ambitions, change careers, define and solve complex problems, and persuade and lead others. College graduates enjoy higher salaries, qualify for further levels of education and are at a lower risk of ending up in jobs that become obsolete. Moreover, they lead richer and fuller lives – happier, healthier, wealthier and longer.Each of these outcomes is a component of the value of a college education, yet none of them alone fairly captures its full value. In considering these metrics together, in the context of our question, I believe that one very important concept emerges.That concept is freedom.Freedom’s link to education has long been a quintessential American value. As the educator and philosopher, John Dewey wrote at the beginning of the 20th century, “We naturally associate democracy, to be sure, with freedom of action, but freedom of action without freed capacity of thought behind it is only chaos.”At its best, higher education gives us the freedom to make decisions based on our values, desires, human talents and willingness to work hard. We are free to choose our own path.Education takes freedom beyond its status as a legal right and elevates it into a lifetime of choices. It’s the trajectory of those lives, changed by the opportunities available through a college education, that I am most interested in measuring.The American public rightfully expects higher education to serve as an enabler of prosperity and equality. I would devise a metric that captures higher education’s greatest potential: to enhance the freedom of an individual graduate in a nation founded on constitutionally guaranteed rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.Editor’s note: The Ohio State University is a member of the University Innovation Alliance and American Talent Initiative. By Mark S. Schlissel, President, University of Michigan, Michael H. Schill, President, University of Oregon, and Michael V. Drake, President The Ohio State University. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014
Save this picture!© Luc Boegly+ 16 Share CHL Social Housing / O-S Architectes ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/183024/chl-social-housing-o-s-architectes Clipboard “COPY” CHL Social Housing / O-S ArchitectesSave this projectSaveCHL Social Housing / O-S Architectes “COPY” Architects: O-S Architectes Area Area of this architecture project Area: 3260 m² Photographs CopyAbout this officeO-S ArchitectesOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingHousingPublished on November 17, 2011Cite: “CHL Social Housing / O-S Architectes” 17 Nov 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily Contractor: “COPY” Denis Legault Construction Year: The Slender House / MU Architecture Team:Charles Côté, Jean-Sébastien Herr, Magda Telenga, Rosalie Trépanier-Blais, Steeve Galté, Camille Mollaret, Pierre- Paul GuillemetteArchitect In Charge:MU ArchitectureCity:OgdenCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Stéphane GroleauText description provided by the architects. Located in the beautiful region of the Eastern Townships near the US border in Quebec, the Slender House Residence unfolds in a long linear volume. Nestled on the steep shores of Lake Memphremagog it opens-up onto a peaceful secluded bay. Save this picture!© Stéphane GroleauA Blade on the Rock This 4500-square-foot residence is solidly anchored in the rock thanks to its numerous stone retaining walls and paved terraces. Massive dry stacked, locally supplied granite volumes serve as bases on which rests an impressive 111 feet long roof with bladelike sharp edges. From the street, the roof literally becomes a fifth facade.Save this picture!© Stéphane GroleauPrecisely detailed to fit seamlessly within the black wooden exterior walls, a large garage door sits between the massive stone volumes. The discreet and fascinating approach gives us the impression of sinking into the ground between a hanging garden and the house. As one makes his way along these dark and massive facades towards the main access courtyard, a huge glass bay window marks the entrance from which a view of the lake is immediately revealed. The austere and rough appearance of the exterior stands in contrast with the very large, bright and airy interiors of the house.Save this picture!© Stéphane GroleauSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Stéphane GroleauVast and brightLarge bay-windows, skylights and immaculate white walls literally flood the space with light and offer breathtaking views of the lake. At times reaching 25 feet high, ceilings stretch to augment the amplitude of these living spaces. All the rooms of the Slender house are positioned to form one single linear row. In addition to the master’s suite, two high-end suites with full bathrooms and small adjoining lounge, a sauna and a training room compose the program of this luxurious house. A service corridor that connects the main entrance to the ground-floor entrance doubles as the entrance to the garage and gives access to a small washroom, laundry room and pantry that connects to the kitchen through a secret door.Save this picture!© Stéphane GroleauThe kitchen and the built-in furniture of the fireplace that conceals the television were designed down to the smallest detail to mask all the technical aspects. The whiteness of the kitchen is revealed as an extension of the walls and ceilings while the island is born from the extension of the floors that are covered in large blades of white oak.Save this picture!© Stéphane GroleauA feeling of lightness Worthy of the big hotels, the minutia of the details, the richness of the materials and the control of the lines exude this soothing feeling of lightness. Using the same material as the residence, a boathouse on the lake also offers an extra kitchenette and a magnificent roof terrace to enjoy the sunsets.Save this picture!© Stéphane GroleauSetting the residence on such a steep ground necessitated the construction of numerous retaining walls offering a great opportunity to develop hanging gardens. Illuminated in the evening, this cascade of vegetation is fully appreciated from the inside and enchants the place. The Slender house comes as a contemporary reinterpretation of the Bungalow of the 1960s slicing tradition with elegance.Save this picture!© Stéphane GroleauProject gallerySee allShow lessCasa Ithualli / Miró Rivera ArchitectsSelected ProjectsAmazon Names 20 Cities as Finalists for New HeadquartersArchitecture News Share The Slender House / MU ArchitectureSave this projectSaveThe Slender House / MU Architecture Structural Engineer: CopyHouses•Ogden, Canada Architects: MU Architecture Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/887183/the-slender-house-mu-architecture Clipboard Projects Save this picture!© Stéphane Groleau+ 30Curated by María Francisca González Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/887183/the-slender-house-mu-architecture Clipboard Canada Manufacturers: Alumilex, Ramacieri Soligo, Victoria & Albert Area: 4500 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project GenieX 2017 Houses Photographs: Stéphane Groleau Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs “COPY” CopyAbout this officeMU ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOgdenCanadaPublished on January 18, 2018Cite: “The Slender House / MU Architecture” 18 Jan 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Save this picture!© Norihito Yamauchi+ 26Curated by Hana Abdel Share “COPY” Landscape House / FORM | Kouichi Kimura ArchitectsSave this projectSaveLandscape House / FORM | Kouichi Kimura Architects Photographs: Norihito YamauchiDesign:Kouichi KimuraArchitects:FORM / Kouichi Kimura ArchitectsCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Norihito YamauchiRecommended ProductsCorporate ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsPolymer Concrete Facade in UniEléctricaCorporate ApplicationsCymat Technologies Ltd.Mallorca Congress Centre – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityText description provided by the architects. Located in a relatively spacious residential area, the house has been built with the client-run hair salon attached. There’s a park across the front road from the site. The area allows to closely view Mt. Ibuki, one of 100 famous Japanese mountains.Save this picture!© Norihito YamauchiSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Norihito YamauchiIn such conditions, I came up with the architecture that would bring out good living environment while laying out the volumes of the requested shop and of the residential part in an appropriate proportion. The building is composed of symmetrical volumes for which the proportion, openings, and materials have been carefully considered. The dynamic form creates a new façade in the streetscape.Save this picture!© Norihito YamauchiThe first floor consists of the hair salon, residential entrance hall, and bathroom. LDK (living, dining and kitchen area) is laid out as well as bed rooms and children’s rooms on the second floor. The LDK has varied ceiling heights and has been planned to make the room including the stair hall as one continuous space. It can be loosely divided with curtains as necessary.Save this picture!© Norihito YamauchiSave this picture!Second Floor PlanSave this picture!© Norihito YamauchiTo add visual depth, an opening has been provided to the wall in the back, reinforcing the sequential space which stretches in the longitudinal direction. To the volume which is projected from the independent wall that characterizes the façade, a high-side light has been provided, blocking eyes from the environment and clipping the magnificent view. In addition, the low wall below the window has been recessed, creating a niche which makes you feel huddled and cozy.Save this picture!© Norihito YamauchiSave this picture!East ElevationThe modern-colored tiles on the wall along with the view from the high-side light produce a beautiful and expressive space. Also provided to the stair hall wall in the back is a large opening that allows to feel light and breeze near the window. The space trimmed with the mortar window frame can be flexibly used as a display or study. The view seen through the lace curtain and gently streaming light create emotional scenes. This house teaches us that it is the good relationship between external environment and internal space that gives openness or calmness to a residence with a good location.Save this picture!© Norihito YamauchiProject gallerySee allShow lessRed Mosque / Kashef Chowdhury – URBANASelected Projects236 Buitengracht Street / Team ArchitectsSelected Projects Share ArchDaily Area: 182 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Mixed Use Architecture Japan 2021 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/960153/landscape-house-form-kouichi-kimura-architects Clipboard Architects: FORM | Kouichi Kimura Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeFORM | Kouichi Kimura ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignHospitality InteriorsWellness InteriorsOn FacebookJapanPublished on April 19, 2021Cite: “Landscape House / FORM | Kouichi Kimura Architects” 18 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
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Twitter By admin – June 14, 2018 Odessa sales tax growth outpacing Midland Ector Restaurant Report Logo.jpg Soaring sales tax revenue collected by the City of Odessa in June topped Midland for the fourth consecutive month — an unusual trend likely resulting from Odessa’s robust oilfield services sector.The City of Odessa received a June sales tax check from the state of more than $5.5 million, more than 49 percent greater than the payment during the same month last year. A fifth of the city’s sales tax revenue, or more than $1.4 million, goes to the city’s Odessa Development Corporation for economic development. More than $4.4 million will go to the city’s general spending fund.The windfall, which outpaces a record-setting 2015, enables the city to shore up reserve funds and consider new projects as demand for services increases during the oil boom.Midland has also enjoyed several months of sales tax revenue growth — just not like Odessa. This month, Midland collected more than $5.1 million. That was a nearly 16 percent increase from June 2017 for the Tall City, which has the same 1.25 percent sales tax rate as the City of Odessa.Midland has a higher median income and significantly greater property tax base than Odessa. It’s also home to more oil company headquarters.But the explanation for Odessa’s greater sales tax windfall is a simple one: the oilfield services sector that is driving Odessa’s booming economy.“We have the service companies in Odessa and Midland doesn’t have as many there,” said Wes Burnett, director of economic development at the Odessa Chamber of Commerce. “Those guys charge sales tax on everything they do.”That includes equipment, such as pipe or parts, and time. Such business-to-business sales in the oilfield are driving the influx of sales taxes into local government coffers.“A lot of that activity is in Ector County,” said economist Ray Perryman of the Perryman Group. “Midland has more headquarters and office operations. A lot of people don’t realize that about half of the sales tax in Texas is paid by businesses.”At the same time, Odessa’s retail sector has been strong with new outlets and restaurants, Perryman said. The Ector County Hospital District has also seen growth in sales tax revenue this year and received a June sales tax check of more than $4.1 million, which is more than 37 percent greater than during the same period of last year.The sales tax windfall now exceeds what City of Odessa budget writers predicted for this point in the fiscal year by more than 65 percent — or more than $15 million. The city budgeted about $30.7 million in sales tax revenue for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30.In the coming months, city leaders will craft a budget and consider funding one-time expenses such as manning an additional ambulance or two, Interim Assistant City Manager Cindy Muncy said. Mayor David Turner cited a need for more ambulances during his State of the City address in April, citing surging demand.The Odessa City Council will also likely consider pay increases for employees, which are usually awarded at 3 percent in years when the city can afford it.“We stay pretty conservative with our projections going forward, but we are looking at pay increase, trying to hang on to good people with what’s going on in the oilfield,” Muncy said.CHECKS ISSUED IN JUNE COMPARED TO THE SAME MONTH OF 2017Alpine: $132,078.13, up 4.21 percentAndrews: $537,323.09, down 0.4 percentBig Lake: $273,543.66, up 54.18 percentBig Spring: $256,652.59, up 4.32 percentCrane: $48,097.36, up 21.96 percentFort Stockton: $327,244.08, up 21.94 percentGoldsmith: $8,863.88, down 0.47 percentGrandfalls: $3,930.49, down 10.33 percentKermit: $240,651.02, up 117.07 percentLamesa: $116,037.59, down 0.69 percentMarfa: $42,381.70, up 57.41 percentMcCamey: $37,306.73, down 33.05 percentMidland: $5,102,298.67, up 15.89 percentMonahans: $363,111.87, up 29.06 percentOdessa: $5,545,957.30, 49.18 percentPecos: $1,036,286.20, up 87.28 percentPresidio: $29,651.08, up 3.8 percentPyote: $13,950.35, up 286.95 percentRankin: $14,524.18, down 21.93 percentStanton: $75,095.85, up 55.25 percentToyah: $1,941.09, down 31.53 percentWickett: $37,764.58, up 395.14 percentWink: $56,774.68, up 55.61 percentMore InformationTexas Comptroller monthly sales tax allocations. Local NewsGovernment Facebook Previous articleJUNETEENTH: Danny R. Wright Basketball Tournament brings families togetherNext articleOPD searching for 7-Eleven robbery suspect admin Pinterest Pinterest Twitter Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp
Tagged with: Disaster Relief HUD The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago HUD to the Rescue Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Joey Pizzolato Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: 2017’s Hottest Neighborhoods for Homebuyers Next: Adding to the Ranks The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Print This Post August 21, 2017 1,195 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / HUD to the Rescue Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is taking further steps to fulfill its mission in creating strong, sustainable and affordable communities throughout the country, this time through foreclosure protection in response to the flash flooding that recently occurred in West Virginia.After two days of severe weather, flash flooding occurred throughout the state and affected a total of 44 counties. President Trump has declared the area a disaster zone, according to the press release.In order to provide relief, HUD is assisting state and local governments in relocating displaced locals as well as streamlining their Community Block Grant and Home Programs so as to repair and replace the houses that were damaged. They have also granted a three-month moratorium on foreclosures for mortgages that are insured by the Federal Housing Administration.In addition, HUD will be making mortgage insurance available to those that lost their homes and have to rebuild or rebuy—the insurance will also cover rehabilitation and repairs to damaged homes. For those that need to purchase a new home, the insurance will be financed 100 percent, and even cover costs incurred during closing.But, it doesn’t stop there. HUD will provide guaranteed loans to state and local governments to be used for housing rehabilitation, repairs of damaged public infrastructure, and further economic development. The department will also share information with FEMA and the state of West Virginia to connect displaced renters with housing providers that have available units in the counties most affected, and disseminate information regarding other HUD programs that will directly affect those put out by the flooding.You can read about other disaster relief programs that the HUD offers, as well as find other resources in times of crisis by going to the HUD’s website, here. Joey Pizzolato is the Online Editor of DS News and MReport. He is a graduate of Spalding University, where he holds a holds an MFA in Writing as well as DePaul University, where he received a B.A. in English. His fiction and nonfiction have been published in a variety of print and online journals and magazines. To contact Pizzolato, email [email protected] Disaster Relief HUD 2017-08-21 Joey Pizzolato Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe
News 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Twitter By admin – August 26, 2014 Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter 81-year-old killed on road accident in Co Derry Pinterest WhatsApp An 81-year-old woman has been knocked down and killed in County Derry.Rhoda Kearney, who was from Magherafelt, was killed in the collision on Broad Street in the town earlier today.Insp Alan Hutton said: “Shortly after 12:10pm, it was reported a Volvo articulated lorry was involved in the incident.”Police are appealing for witnesses who were in the area to contact them on the non-emergency number 101. Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Google+ Previous articleFinn Harps have been drawn away to Avondale or St MichaelsNext articleKate Bush comeback show wow’s critics admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp