Chemical & Allied Products Plc (CAP.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about Chemical & Allied Products Plc (CAP.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Chemical & Allied Products Plc (CAP.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Chemical & Allied Products Plc (CAP.ng) 2014 annual report.Company ProfileChemical & Allied Products (CAP) Plc manufactures and sells a range of paint finishers for the coatings sector in Nigeria under the Dulux and Caplux brand name. Products in its coatings range include vinyl silk, vinyl matt, vinyl soft sheen, eggshell, high gloss, weathershield masonry and special effect finishes. Emulsions, gloss and textured variants are sold under its Caplux brand. The company distributes and sells its product range through Dulux Trade and Caplux outlets in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. The company also produces a fire protection range which includes fire retardants, fire retardant coatings, fire stopping materials and fire extinguishers. Chemical & Allied Products Plc is a subsidiary of UAC of Nigeria Plc. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Chemical & Allied Products is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Engen Botswana Limited (ENGEN.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Engen Botswana Limited (ENGEN.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Engen Botswana Limited (ENGEN.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Engen Botswana Limited (ENGEN.bw) 2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileEngen Botswana Limited, listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange, is a petroleum company which markets and distributes fuel and lubricants through a network of retail outlets in Botswana. The company has a national footprint with approximately 1 500 service and filling stations located in the major towns and cities of Botswana, including 600 filling stations which have an onsite convenience shop. The company also has interests in property management and letting. Engen Botswana Limited is a subsidiary of Petroleum Investment Holdings Limited.
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Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. This FTSE 250 company presents a buying opportunity but with added risk Share prices in restaurants, pubs, cinema chains, and entertainment venues are taking a huge hit at the moment. The coronavirus pandemic has seen to that with a government lockdown of such venues. In a market where variety and choice is key, established chains do fare better. Despite the pandemic causing closures and plummeting share prices there are some cheap stocks to be picked up, but with a risk. There is no indication as to when exactly such venues will be allowed to be re-open.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…One popular name on the pub scene is that of JD Wetherspoons (LSE:JDW). The group, famously shortened to ‘Spoons’ by its loyal patrons, operates close to 900 locations across the country. It has become another victim to Covid-19 and containment measures enforced by the government. Prior to last Friday’s announcement of all pubs and restaurants closing, Wetherspoons CEO Tim Martin vowed to keep all his locations open. The often outspoken pub boss said, “My instinct is that closure won’t save lives but will cost thousands of jobs and create unsustainable costs for the UK.” He also did not rule out job losses across his 43,000-strong workforce. It’s ale goodJust last week, Wetherspoons released half-year results to 26 January. Despite the current closures, the results were mightily impressive. Revenue was up a healthy 4.9% compared to the same period in 2019, with a 5% increase in like-for-like sales. Pre-tax profit saw a huge 15.2% hike while cash flow also saw a positive increase. Since the start of its financial year, Wetherspoons has opened one new pub and sold five others. Originally the plan was to open a further 10 to 15 pubs. Also in the year to date, £57m has been spent buying freehold reversions of 18 pubs where Wetherspoons was the tenant. Since 2014, a total of £320m has been spent on reversions. Although some of these plans will be halted, its record to invest and move away from leased premises is a positive sign for me.The bigger pitcherBefore the market crash and closures, Wetherspoons was on an upward trajectory. The past month has seen approximately 60% wiped off its share price. The full year prior to this, excluding the market crash, saw a healthy increase of approximately 20%. Year on year, profit levels have been increasing, which is always a good indicator of performance. There has been a 60% total increase between 2015 and 2019 figures. Additionally, dividend per share has remained consistent for over four years. The current price-to-earnings ratio sits at 12. From an investment perspective, shares are cheap to pick up in this profitable pub group, however, I would be inclined to keep an eye on current events before investing heavily. We do not know when government advice will change and allow pubs, clubs, and restaurants to reopen. 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After all the build up the Rugby World Cup 2015 is finally here and the hosts, England, face a tough start against a Pacific Islanders Fiji.England have named an unchanged team from the one that beat Ireland 21-13 in the final warm up match on September 5, with Geoff Parling starting alongside Courtney Lawes in the second row and man of the moment Sam Burgess named among the replacements.Fiji coach John McKee has named three British-based players in his starting XV, with dangerous utility back Vereniki Goneva (Leicester Tigers) starting in the centres. New Bath scrum-half Niko Matawalu also starts, as does Glasgow lock Leone Nakarawa.ITV won the rights to show every World Cup game, with their coverage of England v Fiji starting at 7.25pm. If you won’t be in front of a television, BBC Radio should be your first point of all for live audio coverage.TelevisionLive coverageITV/ITV HD: 19.25-22.15S4C: 19.00-22.30HighlightsITV/ITV HD: 23.05-23.50ITV4: 09.50-10.35 (Saturday) TAGS: FijiHighlight The Rugby World Cup 2015 is finally upon us and the hosts England take on Fiji in the first match at Twickenham. Here is how to catch all the action Replacements: Tuapati Talemaitoga, Peni Ravai, Isei Colati, Tevita Cavubati, Peceli Yato, Nemia Kenatale, Joshua Matavesi, Asaeli Tikoirotuma.Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS England captain Chris Robshaw RadioLive CoverageBBC Radio 5live: 20.00-22.00TeamsEngland: Mike Brown; Anthony Watson, Jonathan Joseph, Brad Barritt, Jonny May; George Ford; Ben Youngs; Joe Marler, Tom Youngs, Dan Cole, Geoff Parling, Courtney Lawes, Tom Wood, Chris Robshaw, Ben Morgan.Replacements: Rob Webber, Mako Vunipola, Kieran Brookes, Joe Launchbury, Billy Vunipola, Richard Wigglesworth, Owen Farrell, Sam Burgess.Fiji: Metuisela Talebula; Waisea Nayacalevu, Vereniki Goneva, Gabiriele Lovobalavu, Nemani Nadolo; Ben Volavola, Nikola Matawalu; Campese Ma’afu, Sunia Koto, Manasa Saulo; Apisalome Ratuniyarawa, Leone Nakarawa; Dominiko Waqaniburotu, Akapusi Qera, Sakiusa Masi Matadigo.
The Anatomy of Fear The VOICE of ThanksgivingWhen Americans gather together around a table groaning with favorite dishes on the fourth Thursday of November, what are we doing beyond filling our bellies with turkey and pie? We convened four experts in the psychology of family traditions and shared meals for a roundtable discussion about what ritual means in the context of Thanksgiving.From theconversdation.comAnne Fishel, psychologist and author of Home for Dinner: I think of Thanksgiving as the mother of all family dinners. As a ritual, it has all the important ingredients – a prescribed time and place; aspects that are predictable and repeated year after year (signature foods) and some that are novel (guests added and departed, new family stories and arguments); and meaning conveyed through symbols. Each year, families come together to revisit something familiar but keep adding new layers of meaning, so that the ritual is reinterpreted.Janine Roberts, family therapist and author of Rituals for Our Times: I think another reason rituals are so powerful is because they’re active and have many sensory elements to them – smelling foods, seeing the lit candles, hearing the rhythm of words as thanks are given.Barbara Fiese, psychologist and author of Family Routines and Rituals:Things can and do go wrong when expectations are sky-high. Helena Jacoba, CC BYAnother key ingredient is great expectations. Because Thanksgiving is repeated every year, there’s a buildup to the day – making sure everyone is included, dishes assigned, and lots and lots of planning around food. Expectations are sometimes a double-edged sword. You expect the turkey to taste fantastic; sometimes it does… and sometimes it’s on the dry side. You expect guests and relatives to be warm and inviting; sometimes they are… and sometimes they aren’t. Emotional connections keep this ritual going – along with some pretty good food.Bill Doherty, researcher and family therapist: I’d add that Thanksgiving has an element that makes for longstanding family traditions: an intergenerational ritual that we remember from childhood and gradually assume more responsibility for over the life cycle. There are also poignant times when the chief architect of the Thanksgiving ritual grows older and has to pass the mantle to the next generation, sometimes not willingly.Thanksgiving’s when even iconoclasts turn to familiar favorites, passed down from relatives. Susy Morris, CC BY-NCWhat is the value of these kinds of traditions and rituals? What do we get out of participating, in terms of our health?Barbara: Our group has conducted research on how routines and rituals are related to both physical and mental health. Through direct observation of family mealtimes at home, we’ve found that how families communicate with one another during meals is related to the children’s health. For example, when families show genuine concern about their child’s daily activities – such as asking about their day or following up on how a test went in school – teachers report these children are less likely to show acting-out behaviors in school. What’s more, these interactions make children with chronic health conditions such as asthma feel more secure, and they’re more likely to report that they feel better throughout the day.These are just correlational studies – we can’t say that positive communication causes better health outcomes. But we do think that repeating these positive behaviors – attending to emotions during meals, recognizing other’s concerns, demonstrating you truly care about what’s happening in each other’s lives – over time provides a supportive emotional climate for healthy development.For rituals such as Thanksgiving, these emotional connections come to represent what it means to be a member of a particular family. We’ve also found in our research that when parents have more positive memories of family rituals from when they were growing up, they also tend to interact more positively with their children, which in turn leads to better mental health for the kids. It’s hard to escape the intergenerational pattern of these rituals.Preparing together for the feast can help bond the generations together. Jessica Fiess-Hill, CC BYAnne: There’s another intergenerational aspect of Thanksgiving – joining a Thanksgiving meal makes us feel we’re part of something bigger than ourselves when we connect to our extended family and to the generations that preceded us. Often, this larger family is represented by stories told about the food or about family members. Kids who know their family’s stories grow up to be more resilient – better able to withstand the slings and arrows of everyday life. And adults who get to share their stories feel valued.Bill: The classic outcomes of regular rituals for families are coherence (a sense of identity) and connection (a sense of closeness). Beyond the good health outcomes of positive family interaction during family dinner rituals, in a new study, my colleagues and I have found that barriers to good interaction – such as cellphone use, people getting up from the table and arguments – were even more strongly related (in a negative direction) to children’s psychological well-being and academic performance. The implication is that we have to pay attention to doing some things well during meals – such as staying at the table and laughing together – but also avoid negative interactions.Barbara: How true, Bill. We recently used an experimental approach to document how disruptions can really mess up the power of good positive mealtime interactions. We have a research home here at the University of Illinois, complete with dining area, kitchen and living room. We brought 60 families into the home (one family at a time, of course) and exposed half of them to a very loud vacuum cleaner for the first 10 to 15 minutes of a meal. People exposed to this racket got up from the table more often, engaged in less positive communication and ate more unhealthy foods (Oreos) than those who were not exposed to the loud noise. We think this is an analog of all the intrusions you often see at meal gatherings – the cellphones, tablets and televisions that disrupt the positive benefits of sharing meals together.Doing the dishes has multiple beneficiaries. Family image via www.shutterstock.com.Bill: Great to see experimental research in this area, Barbara! On the positive side of the equation, we found something intriguing in a survey of 1,000 children ages eight to 18. Participating in cleanup after the meal was right up there with more traditional correlates of children’s well-being outcomes, such as having a good conversation and laughing together. Active participation is good for family rituals, as opposed to the consumer approach where someone puts on Thanksgiving for everyone else to enjoy.Anne: Another study found elementary school kids who made lunch were much more likely to eat it. One of the great features of Thanksgiving is that it usually pulls in many cooks to the kitchen. Guests often come bearing a homemade pie or cranberry sauce. I wish that this spirit of sharing the work of dinner could carry to everyday family dinners.Barbara: And let’s not forget that Thanksgiving is traditionally a time for expressing gratitude about health, family and personal circumstances. Psychologists are finding that simply enumerating the things you’re grateful for can give you a greater sense of well-being. Family researchers have recently turned their attention to the role that forgiveness may play in marital satisfaction and health. Forgiveness is a complex process that requires genuine interpersonal change. If we take time to pause at this time of the year to let go of petty transgressions and/or annoyances in relationships, perhaps this will allow greater perspective about the gratitude we can feel for what we have.Family members from the youngest to the oldest can participate in giving thanks around the table. Family via www.shutterstock.com.Janine: Being attentive to all the different ages of people who are there at Thanksgiving is central to making sure giving thanks is part of the gathering. How can elders connect with children and vice versa in meaningful ways? One family wrote simple thanks cards (the youngest members drew) highlighting things they were thankful for over the past year and then shared them as a way to focus dinnertime talk on gratitude and appreciation. And some families choose to serve food at a community Thanksgiving for the homeless or do other types of service to connect with those who don’t have access to the same level of resources.What is participation in these rituals like for people who don’t fit the Normal Rockwell painting version?Janine: The media and people selling things push expectations by featuring, for example, photos of the “perfect” family – usually a white, heterosexual couple, two children, and the dog and cat – with huge smiles sitting down to a delicious Thanksgiving meal. This sends difficult messages to families that are actually the majority: single-parent or remarried; Latino, black, Native American and Asian families; bicultural and biracial families; gay, lesbian or transgender; or families who have recently experienced a death or other major loss.Barbara: Janine, you raise some really good points. These rituals are times of remembrance. When we tell the same stories over and over again, often we’re remembering people who are no longer there, even as we miss the laughter and joke-telling of those who are gone. It’s also a way to share across generations so the younger family members can learn about older folks that they may have never met. Often these are stories that are told about ritual gatherings like Thanksgiving.Anne: In my work with The Family Dinner Project, we try to push back on visions of family dinner that are constraining. Instead of invoking the bygone 1950s era of women doing all the cooking, we emphasize the importance of sharing the workload. And rather than focus on trying to cook a perfect, gourmet meal, we concentrate on what happens at the table in terms of having fun and interesting conversation.Friendsgiving is one newer spin on the traditional feast. Cecilia, CC BYOur current national moment is characterized by more “nontraditional” families and more of us separated by distance from those we care about. How does a somewhat old-fashioned harvest holiday maintain its value on the annual calendar?Barbara: A marker of successful rituals is that they also change with the times. As we bring new members into the fold, we make room for new traditions. We can redefine “family” so neighbors, newcomers to the community and international visitors can have a place at the table. These are times to learn about other traditions – expand our group and hopefully expand our world.Anne: I agree that change is a vital characteristic of vibrant rituals. You also made me think about ways the larger cultural observance of Thanksgiving has changed – in particular the advent of Friendsgiving, a more casual get-together before or after Thanksgiving that highlights the importance of friends.Bill: The hallmark of successful rituals over time is a combination of predictability and flexibility. You can change the people, for example, but keep the turkey! Sometimes when a family has gone through a major loss, they may decide to try something very different the next Thanksgiving. After the death of the mother in a family with young children, the father and children decided to travel and be in a different part of the country with family friends the first Thanksgiving after their loss. Families need cultural permission to emphasize stability of rituals when they need that, and innovation when they need something different.Janine: Well-said, Bill. I’ve worked with a number of families over the decades who, to honor changing values and dietary needs, have made vegetarian dishes the heart of the meal. After all, the “Turkey Day” tradition is “thanks to an aggressive marketing campaign on the part of the poultry industry.” Create what works for you and leave behind what doesn’t. And we shouldn’t forget that holidays and rituals can be very different in different communities – some Native Americans, for example, mark Thanksgiving as a National Day of Mourning.Anne: It’s that balance of sameness and change that makes this ritual so important. Adults need rituals as much as kids do because they help us step back from the everyday hubbub and feel connected to something bigger and something evolving.Annual holidays remind us of the continuity of family life, linking us to the generations who preceded us and to earlier times in our own family when we celebrated this same holiday. Against the predictable canvas of the turkey and mashed potatoes, we’re also reminded that our family keeps changing. A grandfather’s death leaves an empty chair. A cousin is expecting her first child. An adult child has gone to spend the holiday with his girlfriend’s family. I think it’s important to embrace change by adding some new elements: you might invite someone new or add a different twist to your mother’s stuffing, or play a new game. The balance of familiarity and novelty keeps holidays feeling meaningful. Maintaining our connections year after year gives an anchor. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 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ArchDaily Photographs: Philippe BrysseText description provided by the architects. At the request of the client was examined how a high-quality new construction can complement the existing residential program. The view of the green, wooded area is an important principle. It has opted for a transparent volume sufficient privacy protection. The client can fully enjoy the backyard through the transparent volume. The expansion provides space for a living room, dining area and a terrace. Save this picture!© Philippe BrysseBy the slope of the terrain into the courtyard, the basement level gives out to the garden. The basement level, together with the volume on the floor, extended and acts as a concrete base for the transparent volume on top. Two covered parking spaces and a storeroom are provided there. Save this picture!© Philippe BrysseThe construction is 5.80m deep and 14.35m wide. The roof retracts so that the cornice height is 5.90m across the surface.Save this picture!© Philippe BrysseProject gallerySee allShow lessPlayhouses by SmartPlayhouseArticlesColeman Oval Skate Park Proposal / Holm Architecture Office + VM StudioArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/195298/house-v-c-graux-baeyens-architecten Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/195298/house-v-c-graux-baeyens-architecten Clipboard Houses Save this picture!© Philippe Brysse+ 13 Share House V-C / GRAUX & BAEYENS architecten CopyHouses•Lede, Belgium Projects Architects: GRAUX & BAEYENS architecten Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Area: 452 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” 2011 House V-C / GRAUX & BAEYENS architectenSave this projectSaveHouse V-C / GRAUX & BAEYENS architecten Belgium “COPY” Year: CopyAbout this officeGRAUX & BAEYENS architectenOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasHousesLede3D ModelingBelgiumPublished on December 28, 2011Cite: “House V-C / GRAUX & BAEYENS architecten” 28 Dec 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Structural Engineer: S & V ENGINEERS, Surat Horticulture: Manufacturers: Atlas Schindler, Dulux, Duravit, XAL, D Décor, Dynal, ICA, Indian Granite, Kota, M.P. Teak Wood, Meno Round & Sasso Photographs Palash Associate Architects: Parekh Collaborative Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/899555/rambaugh-parekh-collaborative Clipboard ArchDaily Year: 2017 CopyAbout this officeParekh CollaborativeOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesVietnamBurhanpurIndiaPublished on August 09, 2018Cite: “Rambaugh / Parekh Collaborative” 08 Aug 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/919157/quintas-house-etereo-arquitectos Clipboard Save this picture!© Jimena Montenegro+ 33Curated by Clara Ott Share Quintas House / Etéreo Arquitectos Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/919157/quintas-house-etereo-arquitectos Clipboard Argentina “COPY” 2019 CopyHouses•Tafí Viejo, Argentina Photographs: Jimena MontenegroSave this picture!© Jimena MontenegroRecommended ProductsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesText description provided by the architects. Casa Quintas is located in a gated community in Tafi Viejo, a suburb minutes away from the capital city San Miguel de Tucumán. The parti finds its roots moving away from all the modern architectural preconceptions of a typical country clubhouse in Tucumán’s suburbs. The first sketches were inspired by some sort of “Revival” on what was once the typical patio house.Save this picture!© Jimena MontenegroSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Jimena MontenegroA large courtyard is the center of the composition, connecting the spaces and interacting differently with each and every single one of them. Thereby the social area projected in a single large fluid space opens completely to the courtyard, while the private area’s relationship to it is more subtle allowing lighting and ventilation without putting intimacy at stake.Save this picture!© Jimena MontenegroIn Casa Quintas two materials with great presence coexist harmoniously. The common ceramic brick is used in different ways interacting with each volume, with natural light, generating dynamic light penetrations and shadows changing throughout the day. Off form concrete expresses its beauty with vertical boards of brushed wood, becoming the star in the front facade and in the internal patio, also a large off form Concrete beam crosses from beginning to end and joins the brick blocks that make up the front of the house on the corner.Save this picture!© Jimena MontenegroAt night, lighting becomes an important element to produce different sensations. On one hand, the brickwork generates light and shadow play and on the other, a couple of hidden searchlights beside a retaining wall bathes the three brick blocks from the bottom to top.Save this picture!© Jimena MontenegroSave this picture!Section ASave this picture!© Jimena MontenegroProject gallerySee allShow lessGêmeas Houses / Zoom Urbanismo Arquitetura e DesignSelected ProjectsCapitão Leitão Apartment / ArribaSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeEtéreo ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTafí ViejoArgentinaPublished on June 18, 2019Cite: “Quintas House / Etéreo Arquitectos” [Casa quintas / Etéreo Arquitectos] 18 Jun 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Design Team:Mariana De la MoraEngineering:Juan GuardadoCollaborators:Matia Di Frenna Müller, Juan Guardado, Mariana de la MoraCity:ColimaCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Lorena DarqueaRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsResidential ApplicationsCymat Technologies Ltd.Hudson Valley Home, USA – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesResidential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade Panels in Fonsanta RestaurationSave this picture!© Lorena DarqueaText description provided by the architects. Casa Mao set the standard to achieve a perfect balance of contrasts. As you walk through the house, you experience a discreet and subjective dialogue in the middle of elements that oppose and at the same time generate an impeccable compound between them. The characteristics of an open corner lot led the emplacement of the house to be partially closed to the outside granting the users with privacy and protecting the construction from its orientation to the sun. This initiative allowed the project to open itself to the interior and the heart of the house, where the main views are directed to the rich jungle vegetation that surrounds the context. Parotas, palms, and the chosen materiality incite the sensation of freshness within a warm sub-humid climate such as the one in the city, Colima.Save this picture!© Lorena DarqueaThe east façade is restrained, closed, with two horizontal elements that do not reveal the rest of the volumes of the house, which enjoys a constant rhythmic meeting of monumental bodies varied in their materiality and dimensions. The same statement was achieved on the ground floor of the house, which ventures with a double-height in the main entrance and opposes the same measured height in the rest of the areas. Material selection obeys the analysis and observation of their natural behavior, this enhances the project with an almost imperceptible richness and is also prepared to age with dignity and unpretentiousness with the passage of time. Save this picture!© Lorena DarqueaSave this picture!Plan – Ground floorSave this picture!© Lorena DarqueaThe ground floor contains the social areas of the program. The main entrance stands out for its double height, it is assertively interrupted by lightweight elements such as circulations designed in wood and ironwork; and finally leads to the pleasant view of the terrace, the pool, and greenery around.Save this picture!© Lorena DarqueaSave this picture!Plan – Upper floorSave this picture!© Lorena DarqueaSave this picture!© Lorena DarqueaThe upper level encloses the rooms of the house, which continue with the same aesthetic language, rewarding a pause in the program, revoking the feeling of privacy, calm, and a warmer closed atmosphere compared to the openness of the areas in the lower level. Sensations experienced when wandering around the house are not only achieved by its textures, smells, variety of heights, and dimensions, lighting also plays an important role. The ceiling openings and the large windows grant air and light flow as well as a diversity of shadows, allowing each space of the house to be enjoyed under the feeling of freshness.Save this picture!© Lorena Darquea The original concept of contrasts rounds off with the inclusion of lattices as a sculptural element in the project. These are the incomparable prototypes of balance between open and close, between solid and empty. They grant the necessary visibility without letting aside privacy, and they become an irony for the structural language of the project, in which it was determined to fully expose the structure contrary to this smaller-scale element where what sustains it was hidden.Save this picture!© Lorena DarqueaSave this picture!© Lorena DarqueaProject gallerySee allShow lessEscalier Kojimachi / ETHNOSSelected ProjectsCarol Arbex Store / RUÍNASelected Projects Share Projects CopyHouses•Colima, Mexico Mexico Architects: Di Frenna Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Casa Mao / Di Frenna ArquitectosSave this projectSaveCasa Mao / Di Frenna Arquitectos Photographs Matia Di Frenna Müller ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/962839/casa-mao-di-frenna-arquitectos Clipboard Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Lumion, Lafarge Holcim, Adobe, Bruno, Estevez, Grupo Arca, Helvex, Hunter Douglas, Marmoletti /, TRAMEVI, Tecnolite, Trimble ArchDaily “COPY” Houses Photographs: Lorena Darquea Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2020 Lead Architect: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/962839/casa-mao-di-frenna-arquitectos Clipboard Casa Mao / Di Frenna Arquitectos “COPY” Save this picture!© Lorena Darquea+ 38Curated by Clara Ott Share Year: Area: 389 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeDi Frenna ArquitectosOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesColimaOn FacebookMexicoPublished on June 04, 2021Cite: “Casa Mao / Di Frenna Arquitectos” [Casa Mao / Di Frenna Arquitectos] 04 Jun 2021. 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