first_imgArchDaily Photographs:  Daichi Ano, Kazuyasu KochiSave this picture!© Kazuyasu KochiText description provided by the architects. This is a house piled 4 colors inteliors. The site is in the middle of slant in residential area in Tokyo Japan. The cemetery of temple is on the next. That enable to have good view and sunshine permanently. It is rare location, like a resort in crowd city. Save this picture!© Daichi AnoThe design started from some cliant’s intelior image. The each floors is simply one room and different colors of material. I intend to make one building by stacking with different part. It is not integration but difference. It feels like natural as our various life. Save this picture!© Kazuyasu KochiEach floor has closet, toilet, facilities in the thick wall on north and west side. On the south and east side, I put glass wall and window allover. Each floor made as one room which has different mood, and shows different colors on exterior. An architecture cllaged various world as parallel. Project gallerySee allShow less’Wolf D. Prix & Partner: 7+ Projects, Models, Plans, Sketches, Statements’ Coop Himm…ArticlesWuhan Marine Science and Research Tower Proposal / ACID + AaL + Studio méta-Articles Share Save this picture!© Daichi Ano+ 21 Share 4 Colors / Kochi Architect’s Studio Area:  177 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Japan Architects: Kochi Architect’s Studio Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeKochi Architect’s StudioOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasTokyoHouses3D ModelingJapanPublished on December 17, 2012Cite: “4 Colors / Kochi Architect’s Studio” 17 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ SandShowerhansgroheShowers – Raindance SelectWoodEGGERTimberSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – MarbleWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Long-Span StructuresWoodBlumer LehmannAssembly and Logistics of Wood ProjectsHandlesKarcher DesignDoor Handle Madeira ER45Chairs / Benches / CouchesArperModular Sofa – LoopMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?四色 / Kochi Architect’s Studio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 4 Colors / Kochi Architect’s StudioSave this projectSave4 Colors / Kochi Architect’s Studio “COPY” CopyHouses•Tokyo, Japan Projects Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Houses 2006last_img read more

first_imgThe Wisconsin men’s hockey team found itself in the midst of one of its best stretches of the season when it took to the ice to face Michigan State Saturday night at the Kohl Center.Entering Friday night against the Spartans (13-13-2, 7-5-2-2 Big Ten), the Badgers (4-20-4, 3-10-4) had failed to collect a series-opening win in their previous 13 series. But thanks to two second-period goals in the first game, Wisconsin held off MSU 2-1 to secure its first winning streak of the season — a modest two games.The winning streak happened to come on the heels of an 11-game winless streak, which was also the longest of the season so far. The win had the players feeling as if they had emerged from one of the darker parts of the season, according to senior captain Chase Drake.“We’ve had a tough stretch there and we’re picking up momentum now,” Drake said. “I think guys are excited to come to the rink. When you win, it always makes everything better, so yeah, there’s definitely a positive light for us now.”It was short-lived, however, as the winning ways came to a halt in the series finale. The Spartans responded with a 3-0 victory. Scoring two times in the opening period. Michigan State didn’t look back, as the Wisconsin offense continued its season-long woes.However, despite the loss, Wisconsin head coach Mike Eaves did not view the game as a step back for his team.“I think it was more of a litmus test of where we are,” Eaves said. “We didn’t react very well to it. It kind of let us know where we stood. I just didn’t like the number of battles we lost and the fact that our skill guys didn’t react well.”The lost battles Eaves pointed to were also what he said decided Saturday night’s affair, along with a lack of poise by Badgers’ skilled players.Wisconsin was certainly not without chances throughout the series finale, and actually had 13 more shots than on Friday night, when it scored two times. But the lack of poise prevented Wisconsin from cashing in on scoring opportunities when it had them.On multiple occasions throughout the night, UW had passing sequences that set a player up with a good look at the net, but either the pass was not clean or the shot didn’t find the net. When the puck did go on goal, Spartans netminder Jake Hildebrand made the stop, as he earned his fourth shutout of the season for Michigan State with 31 total saves.While Wisconsin couldn’t win the small battles and had trouble finishing the plays, Michigan State had all three of its goals come after beating the Badgers to the puck. The Spartans’ first tally in the first period resulted from a series of rebounds in front of Wisconsin goaltender Joel Rumpel that his defense couldn’t clear. Michigan State’s final two goals came by way of Spartan players securing the puck along the end boards and feeding a player in front of the net.“It was evident that they were playing with a little burr in their bonnet that was a little bit bigger than ours,” Eaves said. “They won more races, more battles.”The Wisconsin offense didn’t just struggle at even strength and had a great deal of difficulty on the power play, going 0-5 through the course of Saturday night. Including a power-play goal at Ohio State last Saturday night, Wisconsin has gone just 1-17 on the man advantage over the course of the last three weekends.The Badgers had trouble entering the zone and maintaining possession once they were inside the offensive zone during the five power plays, as they managed a total of eight shots. Eaves thought the power play performed poorly enough that it even took away some of the Badgers’ momentum by the time the man-advantages expired.“We definitely did not execute on any our power plays,” defenseman Tim Davision said. “We had limited chances, if any, got a lot of shot blocks. Our breakouts were tough. We couldn’t really establish in-zone offense. It just wasn’t there tonight.”Wisconsin’s shot total was 31, making it only the fifth time this season the Badgers have eclipsed 30 or more shots on goal. But similar to the other four games with 30 or more shots, the Badgers failed to win, giving them a record of 0-4-1 in those contests. The shutout also marked the fourth time this season Wisconsin has failed to record a goal, and the 11th time this year where the Badgers have been held to one goal or fewer. Last season Wisconsin was limited to one goal or fewer just four times, and in the last three seasons combined it had been shutout a total of three times.Rumpel masked those offensive woes Friday night with strong play, but there wasn’t much he could do for the Badgers on the three goals Michigan State scored Saturday night, with Eaves saying “he would have had to have pulled a rabbit out of his hat to get some of those.”The loss may have set Wisconsin back and given the Badgers their 20th loss of the season, but taking both games from a team in the middle of a conference title race is a tall task, according to redshirt sophomore Morgan Zulinick.“I don’t think we can look at it as a step back,” Zulinick said. “We got to push forward no matter what happened tonight. Sweeping is hard no matter who it is.”last_img read more

first_imgNorth West manufacturing industries will face increased demand for supply chain logistics, electrical skills, and professional development skills in the next 12 months, according to a new report. Donegal ETB’s Letterkenny Training Centre hosted the Donegal launch of The Skills Needs of the Manufacturing in the North West 2019 on Friday last. The report was coordinated by the North West Regional Skills Forum (NWRSF) in collaboration with Fasttrack to IT (FIT).The in-depth skills audit with local manufacturing employers was carried out to determine their current and future requirements in relation to recruitment, education and skills, in order to maximize manufacturing employment opportunities in the North West region over the coming years. Drew Chambers, Fleming and Charles Young, LYIT. Photo Clive WassonTwenty six employers, employing 3,137 people in the region, contributed to the report which will be used by local education and training providers to further inform them about new programme development and changes to existing programmes.The event highlighted some of the findings from the report, which can be found at and provided an opportunity for employers to learn more about how Donegal ETB and LYIT can support them with training, education, funding, recruitment, research and much more.Paul Hannigan, President, LYIT and Lorraine Murray, Senior Training Advisor ETB. Photo Clive WassonA key requirement articulated in the skills audit was for skills in supply chain logistics in particular inventory planning and inventory management followed by make/buy decision making, cost modelling and metrics/ measures/standards.The findings also reflected strong demand for manufacturing skills across a range of intermediate level technical areas. These include electrical, control systems, manufacturing, mechanical, workshop and electronic skills. Manufacturing plays a critical role in the economy as a driver of exports, as an employer, as a source of revenue and as a key driver of growth. The manufacturing sector also has significant spin-off effects to other sectors including services, logistics, mining/quarrying, agriculture and sub supply.The report also highlights the many services available to manufacturing employers in the region from Donegal ETB, MSL ETB, Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT), IT Sligo and St. Angela’s College, Sligo.Cróna Gallagher, Donegal ETB’s Director of Further Education and Training (FET) Photo Clive WassonDennis McFadden, Head of School, Department of Electronic and Mechanical at LYIT speaking at the Donegal launch of The Skills Needs of the Manufacturing in the North West 2019 Photo Clive WassonDr. Oran Doherty, North West Regional Skills Forum Manager Photo Clive WassonAilish McFadden ERNACT and Carol Brennan Enterprise Ireland. Photo Clive WassonThe report was officially launched by LYIT President Paul Hannigan and Donegal ETB Chief Executive, Anne McHugh, who noted that, “This report tells us what employers want – there’s no point is us in the ETB or LYIT providing courses that aren’t going to be relevant and suitable for people to eventually progress onto work. It’s great to have the chance for you, manufacturing employers, to input with ourselves into the kind of training you want us to provide.”In outlining what the manufacturing sector looks like in Ireland, Dr. Oran Doherty, North West Regional Skills Forum Manager noted that, “Manufacturing in Ireland has undergone significant changes in the last ten years. Employers in our region are increasingly focusing on high-tech manufacturing due to shifting global demand for goods and increasing competition from countries which have competitive advantages due to cheaper labour”.Anne McHugh, CE Donegal ETB and Paul Hannigan, President LYIT who jointly launched the report on The Skills Needs of the Manufacturing in the North West 2019 at the Donegal ETB’s Letterkenny Training Centre on Friday last with Dennis McFadden, Head of School, Department of Electronic and Mechanical at LYIT, Vinny McGrory, Area Training Manager ETB and Lorraine Murray, Apprenticeships Senior Training Advisor. The report was coordinated by the North West Regional Skills Forum (NWRSF) in collaboration with Fasttrack to IT (FIT). Photo Clive WassonCollectively, the findings point to a rich diversity in manufacturing operations within the North West with a different range of operations matching themselves to equally different types of location. Many of the world’s largest multinational MedTech companies have facilities in the North West, some with more than one facility. There are also indigenous Irish MedTech manufacturers and innovators in the North West. In addition, there are a large number of local companies providing specialist support services across Ireland to both multinational corporations and indigenous organisations. Cróna Gallagher, Donegal ETB’s Director of Further Education and Training (FET) and Dennis McFadden, Head of School, Department of Electronic and Mechanical at LYIT both outlined the range of education, training and research provision both organisations can make available to employers in the county.Declan Doherty, DEASP, Crona Gallagher, ETB and Anne McDevitt, DEASP. Photo Clive WassonThe North West Regional Skills Forum is one of nine Regional Skills Fora, which were established by Government as part of its National Skills Strategy to provide an opportunity for employers and the education and training system to work together to meet the emerging skills needs within the region.The region’s Education and Training Boards (Donegal ETB and Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim ETB) and Higher Education Institutions (Letterkenny Institute of Technology, IT Sligo and St. Angela’s College) along with numerous employers and employer representative bodies are represented on the forum.Donegal ETB’s Letterkenny Training Centre hosted the Donegal launch of The Skills Needs of the Manufacturing in the North West 2019 on Friday last. The report was coordinated by the North West Regional Skills Forum (NWRSF) in collaboration with Fasttrack to IT (FIT). Pictured are John Andy Bonar, LYIT, Mairead Carlin, ETB, Terry McNamara, IBEC and Vinny McGrory, ETB. Photo Clive WassonDonegal ETB’s Letterkenny Training Centre hosted the Donegal launch of The Skills Needs of the Manufacturing in the North West 2019 on Friday last. The report was coordinated by the North West Regional Skills Forum (NWRSF) in collaboration with Fasttrack to IT (FIT). Pictured at the launch are Dearbhla Kelly, Brenda Donnagher and Anne McHug, Chief Executive Donegal ETB. Photo Clive WassonDr. Oran Doherty, North West Regional Skills Forum Manager speaking at the Donegal launch of The Skills Needs of the Manufacturing in the North West 2019 on Friday last in the Donegal ETB Training Centre in Letterkenny. The report was coordinated by the North West Regional Skills Forum (NWRSF) in collaboration with Fasttrack to IT (FIT). Photo Clive WassonSkills needs of the north west revealed in new report – Picture Special was last modified: June 18th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal ETBLYITManufacturingreportskillslast_img read more

first_imgALAMEDA — Coach Jon Gruden would not directly address comments Friday made by former Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper that it was Mark Davis who pulled the trigger on the trade to the Dallas Cowboys.Here was Gruden’s response in its entirety, and it includes a clever swipe ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, who recently aired an NFL update during which he talked of a key matchup between Chargers tight end Hunter Henry and Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson.Henry is on injured reserve and Johnson …last_img read more

first_imgCALGARY, Alberta — The much-anticipated rematch featured more talk and little action. Only this time, the Sharks did all the talking, getting their revenge on the Calgary Flames with their play instead of their words and fists.The Sharks and Flames seemed poised for another battle royale in Calgary on Thursday, a continuation of the fisticuffs that dominated their last meeting on Dec. 31 when the clubs combined for 64 penalty minutes in the game’s final 41 seconds. Instead, the Pacific …last_img read more

first_imgThe 11th fossil of Archaeopteryx, found in German limestone, has dished up some surprises that finish off the old evolutionary icon.It’s big news when a new exquisitely-preserved specimen of the world’s most famous (and beautiful) fossil—Archaeopteryx—is discovered.The famous Archaeopteryx fossils were listed as No. 5 in Jonathan Wells’ 2000 critique of Darwin evidences, Icons of Evolution.  At the time, eight specimens of Archaeopteryx were known; one was just a feather, and one had been lost.  The Berlin specimen was the best; the “London” specimen (because it ended up in London’s Natural History Museum) was the next best.  All had been found in Solnhofen limestone in Germany.  While Archaeopteryx had modern-looking flight feathers, it also possessed unique traits, like a scaly head, teeth, wing claws, and a long bony tail.  Wells argued in 2000 that Archaeopteryx could not be an ancestor to modern birds, because it appears too early in the fossil record.  It also provided no help to evolutionists about the origin of flight.  It must have been, therefore, a member of an extinct lineage of birds.  The missing link that was once Archaeopteryx, therefore, was still missing, he ended.Not until more recent years were so-called “feathered dinosaurs” found in China (dated before and after Archaeopteryx) to expand and complicate the ecology of extinct birds and their alleged evolutionary ancestry.  The story of Archaeopteryx itself has evolved in the interim.  Now it is no longer considered a transitional form (1/16/13).  Some suggest it devolved from a flying bird (11/12/13).Analysis of specimen #11 was reported by Nature today (the authors are not aware of the provenance, [date and location], of the specimen, since it came from a private collection).  So what does the new specimen show about the old icon?  One new finding involves feathers on the legs that they dub “feather trousers.”  Asymmetric pennaceous feathers are usually diagnostic of flight; strangely, this specimen’s tail feathers are asymmetric, but the wing feathers and “feather trousers” are symmetric (whereas on Microraptor gui, the leg feathers are asymmetric).  The plumage dismisses an evolutionary speculation that flight evolved first in bi-plane fashion, on a glider such as Microraptor gui, then as powered flight.  Here’s the new interpretation from the abstract:Here we describe a new specimen of Archaeopteryx with extensive feather preservation, not only on the wings and tail, but also on the body and legs. The new specimen shows that the entire body was covered in pennaceous feathers, and that the hindlimbs had long, symmetrical feathers along the tibiotarsus but short feathers on the tarsometatarsus. Furthermore, the wing plumage demonstrates that several recent interpretations are problematic. An analysis of the phylogenetic distribution of pennaceous feathers on the tail, hindlimb and arms of advanced maniraptorans and basal avialans strongly indicates that these structures evolved in a functional context other than flight, most probably in relation to display, as suggested by some previous studies. Pennaceous feathers thus represented an exaptation and were later, in several lineages and following different patterns, recruited for aerodynamic functions. This indicates that the origin of flight in avialans was more complex than previously thought and might have involved several convergent achievements of aerial abilities.The authors’ cladogram shows a confused mess.  There is no longer a single line of feathers leading to flight; instead, there are mosaics of traits appearing here and there but not over there.  Microraptor gui is shown as the first creature with asymmetrical feathers (indicative of flight) and an alula (helpful in low-speed flight), but Archaeopteryx lacks the alula.  Because the story is “more complex” now, the new interpretation is that pennaceous feathers and flight must have evolved several times by “convergent evolution.”Pennaceous feathers appear in no particular evolutionary order.  “Based on these results,” the authors state, “the evolution of pennaceous feathers is generally decoupled from the origin of flight and might be related to other biological roles.”  Were they for insulation?  camouflage?  sexual display?  brooding?  balance?  Whatever happened, the authors reject the idea that four-legged gliding preceded two-winged flight:Although some taxa possess prominent feather trousers, an initial aerodynamic function, as previously hypothesized, can be rejected because the presence of this character is extremely variable within Paraves, and elongated hindlimb feathers were usually restricted to the tibia and are symmetrical in shape. Thus, probably non-volant taxa such as Anchiornis or Xiaotingia might have used these feathers for display, breeding or other functions. The display function might be supported by the finding of complex colour or iridescent patterns in hindlimb feathers. Archaeopteryx might have used its ‘trouser’ additionally as a vertical plane during landing, similar to recent raptors. Only for Microraptor does an improved aerodynamic adaptation of the trousers seem plausible, as indicated by the triangular shape of the trousers and the asymmetrical shape of the feathers. These results contradict the hypothesis that the flapping flight of modern birds was preceded by a four-winged gliding stage, and indicates that flight ability in Avialae [the lineage containing Archaeopteryx] and Microraptor evolved convergently and was functionally different.The best tale they can invent is that feathers evolved early, and were put to use in flight and non-flight uses by different lineages via “convergent evolution.”  In Darwin jargon, the feathers were “repeatedly, and probably convergently, recruited for aerodynamic functions.”   That makes it sound so easy.  What about all the other physiological changes for flight?  (See documentary Flight: The Genius of Birds for details.)This indicates that the origin and evolution of flight in theropod dinosaurs were more complex than previously thought, and (as already shown for other anatomical complexes, for example forelimb myology and breathing apparatus) could draw on structures that evolved in different functional contexts.In short, “flight” was able to “draw on” structures that had already “evolved in other functional contexts.”  They seem to be suggesting that feathers are just one of many structures that first had some other function that was “recruited for aerodynamic functions” by “convergent evolution” in unrelated lineages.  This is “co-option” on steroids.  What would be the alternate functions, though, for a flow-through lung system, redesigned muscles, redesigned digestive and excretory systems, redesigned brain, new navigation abilities, and all the other bird-specific anatomical traits, if not for flight?In short, it’s going to be a lot harder to illustrate the origin of flight in textbooks from now on.How are the news media spinning this re-interpretation of Archaeopteryx?Dinosaur-Era Fossil Shows Birds’ Feathers Evolved Before Flight (National Geographic); An ancient bird ancestor from the dinosaur era sported feathers, but couldn’t fly.”  Mark Norell is quoted: “It’s very hard to say feathers evolved for any one reason.”  Senior author Oliver Rauhut told NG, “Once pennaceous feathers had evolved, early feathered dinosaurs could have relied on them to eventually fly.”Flight may have evolved multiple times in birds (Science Magazine). “The discovery raises the intriguing prospect that flight may have developed multiple times in the ancestors of birds.”Early bird Archaeopteryx ‘wore feather trousers’ for display (BBC News). Dr. Rauhut contradicts National Geographic; he told the BBC News, “I’m pretty sure it could fly. Though of course there is still a debate about how well it could fly.”National Geographic‘s artistic reconstruction of the animal looks pretty birdy: something like a roadrunner without a beak.  Mark Norell thinks it flew, but poorly, like a turkey or something similar.  Even so, nobody calls turkeys or roadrunners non-birds or transitional forms.  Archaeopteryx was a bird, albeit a strange one.Does anybody care at this point that the authors prefer the “ground-up” (cursorial) theory of flight instead of the “tree-down” (arboreal) theory?  Where’s WAIR?  Calling all storytellers!  Dial Ken pronto (6/25/14).We like it when more data come in.  They usually have the effect of toppling icons of evolution.  Archaeopteryx was a good example.  The first specimen was discovered two years after Darwin published the Origin of Species, and was widely hailed as a transitional form confirming Darwin’s theory.  It would be nice to see the expression on his face if he saw the icon topple 150 years later.  It would be like getting two turkeys for the price of one. 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