Pedari Guest House / ZAVarchitects

first_img Hotels Area:  2000 m² Area:  2000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects 2011 2011 “COPY” “COPY” Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHotels, Tourism, Houses•Khansar, Iran Photographs Architects: ZAVarchitects Area Area of this architecture project Pedari Guest House / ZAVarchitectsSave this projectSavePedari Guest House / ZAVarchitects ArchDaily Pedari Guest House / ZAVarchitects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Iran Year:  Save this picture!© Mohamadreza Rashed, Nasim Mosavar, Golnaz Bahrami, Ila Deris+ 40 Share photographs:  Mohamadreza Rashed, Nasim Mosavar, Golnaz Bahrami, Ila DerisPhotographs:  Mohamadreza Rashed, Nasim Mosavar, Golnaz Bahrami, Ila DerisStructure:Nader ShokoufiPresentation:Sarvenaz YassariArchitect In Charge:Mohammadreza Ghodousi, Parsa Ardam, Fati RezaieeDesign Team:Shahrzad Fadaei, Pooneh SadrimaneshCity:KhansarCountry:IranMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Mohamadreza Rashed, Nasim Mosavar, Golnaz Bahrami, Ila DerisRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Porcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BrickworkPorcelain StonewareGrespaniaWall Tiles – LoireText description provided by the architects. Pedari Guest House is a facility designed as a destination for eco-tourism in Iran. Not far away from the central desert of Iran, It is located in the ancient city of Khansar. City of Khansar is surrounded by the mountains which form a natural wall around the city. The Mountains are protecting the city from heat and create a favorable ecosystem and a picturesque landscape.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe project started with the intention to create a social space and an interaction hub for both, the locals and the visitors; a platform for the everyday activities of the locals, as they interact with the tourists, forming a socially sustainable economy. The project has created jobs and social opportunities to the people of Khansar while fostering a unique cultural identity.Save this picture!© Mohamadreza Rashed, Nasim Mosavar, Golnaz Bahrami, Ila DerisThe project has been a substantial actant in fostering local economy, during its construction; through engaging local work force, and after the launch of its operation, since it is again the locals that run the daily operations of the guest house. The guest house’s architecture is conceived as a spatial set up that is in total accord with its greater context; the neighborhood and the city. Its scenario, spatial organization, and material pallet is designed accordingly.Save this picture!First Floor PlanThe very first spatial diagram of the project is informed by the existence of a garden on site. On the north side of the aforementioned garden, there is an old family house that was renovated as part of the project and contributes to the historic aura of the complex. The volume of the new building is placed along the eastern side of the garden. The new building is divided up into three smaller parts, allowing the project to find balance within the overall morphology of the existing urban condition and parcel divisions of the neighborhood.Save this picture!© Mohamadreza Rashed, Nasim Mosavar, Golnaz Bahrami, Ila DerisIn order to provide access to mountain views to all blocks, the middle one has a shorter stature. In addition to this, a series of voids and empty spaces within the spatial organization of the project, creates a connection between the parts of the building and their surrounding landscape, as well as, between the project as a whole and the city, allowing nature to continuously flow back and forth through different spatial pockets of the project and the city.Save this picture!© Mohamadreza Rashed, Nasim Mosavar, Golnaz Bahrami, Ila DerisThe empty spaces in-between the building blocks, allow for continuity of urban condition to the heart of the project via the extension of the city’s narrow streets as narrower walk ways and alley that run through the complex. After meeting the building volume, these alleys change into corridors and the interior space organizes itself along and around them. Hence, the underlying structure of the city is projected into the organizational logic of the project’s interiors.Save this picture!SectionThe relation between the alleys and the guest rooms and the way that they connect to one another and the landscape, can be experienced by walking through the project. Recreating the organizational logic of dominant housing typology in City of Khansar, every room in Pedari Guest House works as an individual house on its own. These little houses are independent from the public corridors; are extended to a semi open space that faces the garden, which looks at the fields and the mountains.Save this picture!© Mohamadreza Rashed, Nasim Mosavar, Golnaz Bahrami, Ila DerisIn the historical housing typology of the city, each room is literally called a house. These little houses with in the house, change characteristics during the day and night as their flooring is changed, to provide for different domestic activities. The carpet is the main actant of the spatial organization of the historic Khansarian house. During the night, mattresses are laid over the carpet to change it to a bedroom. As the sun rises and the day begins, mattresses are substituted by linen to change the room to a dining space for the family to eat together as they sit on the floor and around the set up. As the day advances, different domestic set ups are created around objects that are laid around the room to provide for the suitable mise-en-scène for various daily activities from eating and sleeping, to social gatherings of the family. The rooms of the house are hence independent houses on their own right, all connected thorough a back service corridor, and also to each other. This historic domestic typology is re-appropriated in conception of the spatial organization of the guest rooms.Save this picture!© Mohamadreza Rashed, Nasim Mosavar, Golnaz Bahrami, Ila DerisIn order to keep the authenticity of the old family house, it is renovated using recycled and reused materials from a nearby demolition site of the former town hall, built in the same era as the family house. Using local manufacturers, craftsmanship and materials, the project’s construction was completed with a low budget. Local work force was used in all aspects of construction process. Deploying local work force and construction techniques and technologies, contributes to the creation of a sense of place for the project. This has allowed for a modern interpretation of local identity that brings together new and old paradigms of space making in a contemporary manner. As such, the project puts two architectural artifacts, the old building and the new extension, with over 70 years of age difference, into a conversation that is a reflection of the social and culture lineage of City of Khansar in being a liberal city, open to the productive dialogues that can be established between the city’s past and present.Project gallerySee allShow lessOffice K2 / Baraban +Selected ProjectsSOHO Fuxing Lu / gmp ArchitektenSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeZAVarchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsHospitality ArchitectureHotelsTourismResidential ArchitectureHousesKhansarIranPublished on August 15, 2015Cite: “Pedari Guest House / ZAVarchitects” 14 Aug 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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North’s First Minister threatens to quit over John Downey non-prosecution

first_imgNews Google+ Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Facebook Google+ Previous articleGardai given permission to destroy paedophile Ferry’s gunNext articleBritish Prime Minister says the collapse of case against John Downey was down to a “dreadful mistake” News Highland North’s First Minister threatens to quit over John Downey non-prosecution Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebookcenter_img Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp The North’s First Minister has threatened to resign unless the decision to drop prosecution in the Hyde Park bomb case is reviewed.The DUP leader said he was not prepared to remain as first minister in a power-sharing administration that is being kept in the dark about such an important matter.Mr Robinson said he would discuss this with the Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers at a meeting later.He was speaking to the BBC after the trial of Donegal man John Downey collapsed…..[podcast][/podcast] WhatsApp Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By News Highland – February 26, 2014 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal last_img read more

Warriors HQ Podcast: Getting to know Warriors new vet Jonas Jerebko

first_imgIt’s only been a month, and Warriors newcomer Jonas Jerebko has quickly felt welcomeHe provided a game-winning putback over Utah, who waived him last summer to save money. Jerebko has already hit up the links with Stephen Curry, and plans to golf some more with Klay Thompson and Andre Iguodala. And the Warriors invited him to attend the team’s recent “Learning Without Limits” event that entailed touring the USS Hornet with over 75 6th grade students with KIPP Bridge Academy.After that event, …last_img

Unemployment Benefits for Military Spouses after a Permanent Change of Station

first_imgBy Carol ChurchWhen Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders come in, a lot of changes are on the way. Some may be exciting—but often, the transitions can be difficult. For military spouses, one of the hardest changes to handle can occur when it becomes necessary to quit a job. Although some types of job are “portable” and can “come with” a family to the next location, most cannot.It may be hard to say goodbye to the fulfillment, purpose, and social belonging gained from employment. But of course, the things families tend to miss most is the income! At a time that’s already stressful, families may find themselves wondering how they’ll get by.One option that is not always thought of is for the military spouse to file for unemployment. Many of us may never have filed for unemployment or even spent any time thinking about it as a possibility. Some may even consider this to be a program for those who “don’t want to work.” However, we all pay taxes towards this benefit. At times like these, it only makes sense to take advantage of it. Fortunately, unemployment benefits are available to most military spouses who must leave their jobs due to a PCS.What Are the Facts?46 states (all except North Dakota, Ohio, Louisiana, and Idaho) currently offer unemployment benefits to service member spouses who must quit their jobs when their spouse is reassigned.You may be eligible even if you are PCSing to or from overseas.Those using unemployment will typically be required to report back weekly or biweekly as to the efforts they are making to find a new job.There may be a waiting period before benefits “kick in.”There is usually a maximum amount of time that benefits can be received; often this is 26 weeks.Your state may require you to attempt to find a new position in your new state with the company you previously worked for.Don’t quit too early. Your state may allow you 30 days before the start date of your spouse’s new position, but you may not be able to officially quit until 15 or even 10 days before your spouse’s report date if you want to get benefits.Be aware that laws and rules can do change (and have changed!) If you tried to file in the past and were denied, don’t assume that will happen again; it has become easier to qualify.Your unemployment check will be a percentage of what you earned while employed.What Should I Do?Find out how to file and the specific laws for the state you worked in (that is, the state you are moving away from) here: Career OneStopApply for unemployment in the state you worked inKnow the facts of your employment: how long you held the job, what you earned, when you started, when you quitFile a copy of your spouse’s PCS orders with your unemployment paperworkWhile the military lifestyle has many rewards, there’s no denying that the frequent moves can be really tough on spouses trying to maintain a career. On average, military families relocate every 2-3 years, a rate that can be pretty difficult to cope with. Experts report that military spouse unemployment is significantly higher than that of the spouses of people in “regular” jobs, and military spouses also tend to earn less. Collecting unemployment after being required to say goodbye to a job is a worker’s right, and a benefit that more military spouses should take advantage of.Join us Tuesday, October 23 at 11 a.m. ET for Employment Resources for Military Families. RSVP here.References:Green, K., & Says, N. (2017). How Do Unemployment Benefits Work for Military Spouses Living Overseas? Retrieved from, V. (2017). How to File for Unemployment When You PCS. Retrieved from, J. (2017). These are the unemployment options available to milspouses during PCS moves. Retrived from, C. (2017). From the Homefront: Military spouses leaving jobs should prepare early for unemployment benefits. Retrieved from read more

Fans Reportedly Pissed As Baltimore Ravens Consider Signing Colin

Colin Kaepernick has seemingly been blackballed by the NFL over his national anthem protest last season.(Scott Cunningham/Getty Images Sport)Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti confirmed Sunday, July 30, that the team is still weighing its options for a new quarterback, with blacklisted footballer Colin Kaepernick among the list of potential candidates.The news didn’t go over so well with some Ravens fans, however.NFL Network analyst Micheal Silver tweeted that the team “has heard from numerous fans regarding Kaepernick in the last couple of days, many staunchly opposed to his signing,” an unsurprising response following the free agent’s controversial national anthem protest last year.To the displeasure of so-called “patriots” and die-hard football fans, Kaepernick utilized his platform to speak out against state-sanctioned violence and racial injustices faced by Black people in America. Now, some of the Ravens’ fans are doing all they can to make it clear they don’t want him signed by the Baltimore-based team — or any NFL team, for that matter.Fans issued a similar response earlier this year when the New York Giants announced it was considering the former San Francisco 49er for a spot on the team. The idea was quickly shot down by fans, however.“All my years being in the league, I never received more emotional mail from people than I did about that issue,” Giants co-owner John Mara told Sports Illustrated in May. ” ‘If any of your players ever do that, we are never coming to another Giants game,’ [the fans wrote]. It wasn’t one or two letters. It was a lot.”“It’s an emotional, emotional issue for a lot of people, moreso than any other issue I’ve run into,” Mara continued.Though Bisciotti is still considering Kaepernick for his team, the owner said he isn’t quite sure that the quarterback will help the Ravens pull out more wins.“We are monitoring Joe [Flacco and his back injury],” Bisciotti at a recent NFL fan forum. “We’ve talked to Joe about it. We are monitoring [backup Ryan] Mallett and keeping our door open. We’ve talked about RG3 [Robert Griffin III] and bringing him in for a workout.“We’re trying to figure what’s the right tact,” he added. “Pray for us.”ESPN reported that the Ravens have discussed the possibility of bringing Kaepernick on with both current and former players — including Ray Rice, who was once charged with double murder. On a Monday morning edition of “Undisputed,” Lewis and host Shannon Sharpe passionately debated whether or not signing Kaepernick would hurt the Ravens’ brand.The retired Raven contended that the issues of police brutality and racial injustice aren’t the fight of the NFL and its owners, and should be a non-issue in such an arena. Sharpe strongly [email protected] and @ShannonSharpe passionately debate the Ravens considering to sign Colin Kaepernick.— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) July 31, 2017Linebacker Terrell Suggs, the Ravens’ longest-tenured player, told the sports network he would be accepting of Kaepernick if he was picked up by the team.“Hell yeah, if he’s going to help us win,” Suggs said. “We have no issues. Not in the locker room. Hell yeah, we want him.” read more

CARPHA Attains Accreditation for Testing of Pharmaceuticals and Medicines

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Trinidad&Tobago, December 6, 2017 – Port of Spain – “The increased severity of dengue and the occurrence of new viruses that have swept through the Region tell us we have a gap in regional health security where vector borne diseases are concerned.   This year we had storms that were unprecedented.   We are expected to see more monster storms which will cause disruption including making the environment more favorable for vectors.  Hence the need for integrated vector management and looking at some of the new tools that are available.”These were the words of Dr C James Hospedales, Executive Director of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), as he spoke at the Opening Ceremony of the Integrated Vector Management (IVM) coordinated by the Agency.The two-day meeting held from 5-6 December 2017, at the Trinidad Hilton and Conference Centre, brought together participants from 27 English, French, Dutch and Spanish speaking countries in the Region to review and discuss the adaptation of standardized protocols for improved vector surveillance, including insecticide resistance testing.    The meeting will engage regional vector control managers in discussions related to the adaptation and use of a IVM toolkit in national vector control programmes.The transmission of vector-borne diseases is strongly influenced by demographic, social and environmental factors, resulting in the emergence and re-emergence of yellow fever, malaria and dengue; and more recently, the emergence of chikungunya and zika in the Region.In his welcome remarks, Dr. Edwin Bolastig, Advisor Health Systems and Services, PAHO/WHO Country Office, Trinidad and Tobago said, “Vector borne diseases claim more 700,000 lives every year.    The burden is highest in tropical and sub-tropical areas such as the Caribbean.   Unplanned urbanization and lack of a reliable pipe water supply or solid waste management can render large populations at risk of mosquito borne diseases.   Despite these challenges, most of these diseases can be prevented through vector control, if it is planned and implemented well and sustained.   The success of response to the growing threat of VBD will depend on strong country leadership, enhanced advocacy, resources mobilisation and coordination among partners.   Dr Edwin told participants “This workshop is very timely, and your discussions will be important in strengthening your national vector control programmes, preventing and controlling vectors and ultimately protecting the health of your populations against the vector borne diseases.”Ms Monica Paul-McLean, Programme Manager, European Union Delegation, also spoke at the opening of the workshop.   She spoke about the collaboration between the EU and CARPHA geared towards contributing to efforts to improve the public health of the Caribbean people and outlined the EU’s support to CARPHA since 2013.  She said  “CARPHA has been working to strengthen health systems across the Region, to better monitor, prevent and control Zika and other mosquito borne diseases.   The EU has pledged to continue to support health systems strengthening for prevention and control of epidemics and mosquito borne diseases in the Caribbean.   It is our aim to continue to work hand in hand with Caribbean countries towards the achievement of healthy lives for people of all ages thus contributing to the attainment of SDG 3: good health and well-being – which we are all committed to achieve by 2030.”“I am pleased to witness another significant step towards the reduction and eventual eradication of vector borne diseases in Trinidad and Tobago, the Caribbean region and eventually globally,” stated Honourable Mr Terrence Deyalsingh, Minister of Health Trinidad and Tobago, in his feature address.Minister Deyalsingh went on to say tires thrown into the environment become the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes.   It is concerning to note that many of the vector borne diseases we currently struggle with today can be prevented through informed protective measures which can be undertaken by members of the public.  He urged participants to collaborate further with agencies such as the European Union and CARPHA to get mosquito borne diseases under control.   In closing the Minister applauded CARPHA for their efforts and being proactive.”During the workshop funded by the European Union, new tools and technologies for vector control will be highlighted and a plenary session on Opportunities for Strengthening Vector Control in the Caribbean will take place on the final day of the workshop.   Participants will also discuss the progress of the Caribbean Vector-Borne Disease Network (CariVecNet) which was launched in Cuba this year.CARPHA’s IVM Toolkit is designed to be used by vector control programme managers as a guide in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of an IVM approach.   The Toolkit also provides information on common mosquito vectors and vector-borne diseases in the Caribbean and the tools for vector control operations within the IVM context.Press Release: CARPHA Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Kristin Gaspar delivers San Diegos 2018 State of the County address

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Kristin Gaspar FacebookTwitter Lauren Phinney, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — San Diego County is planning to build a residential rehabilitation center aimed at helping former criminals and recovering addicts become self-sufficient, Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Kristin Gaspar announced Tuesday night during her “State of the County” address.The county has secured two $1 million donations to create a center modeled after The Other Side Academy in Salt Lake City. Lauren Phinney Updated: 10:35 PM Kristin Gaspar delivers San Diego’s 2018 ‘State of the County’ address Posted: February 27, 2018 Gaspar said she was inspired by the concept of self-sufficiency that drove the work at the academy she saw during a recent visit there. Program participants run businesses such as a moving service as part of their treatment rather than seeing therapists or counselors.“The Other Side Academy bucks traditional wisdom with accountability, not experts, with self-sustaining social enterprise, not government handouts,” Gaspar said. “Like a large family, residents learn to develop their strengths by helping each other. The Other Side Academy is a drug-free home with a focus on changing negative patterns of behavior through peer interactions.”County staff will soon begin scouting locations for the San Diego program, which is being built in a partnership with Sheriff Bill Gore and the “support” of District Attorney Summer Stefan and Public Defender Randy Mize, Gaspar said.It will be built “and sustained without ongoing taxpayer money,” she said.Gaspar did not offer concrete details on the proposed program during her speech, which centered around the theme of innovation.During the lead-up to the announcement, Gaspar lauded what she said were organizations in San Diego County that embodied values of self-sufficiency and innovation including the San Diego Food Bank, Solutions for Change and Workshops for Warriors.“What do all of these organizations have in common? Their results — the lives transformed by their innovative approach,” Gaspar said.Tuesday’s speech was perhaps the biggest moment in the political career of Gaspar, who earlier this year announced that she’s running for Congress.Gaspar was elected to the Encinitas City Council in 2014. She was elected mayor in 2014 and won a seat on the Board of Supervisors in 2016.After wrapping up her first year on the board in January, she was selected by her colleagues as chairwoman. The Republican announced later that month that she would run for the 49th Congressional District seat currently held by Rep. Darrell Issa, who is not seeking reelection.Gaspar began her speech by declaring, “The state of the county is innovative and strong.”Gaspar recalled the story of Mildred Green, who about 100 years ago began performing the duties of her San Diego county supervisor husband after he fell ill.Green ran for that seat in 1918 after her husband died.“There was only one small problem,” Gaspar said. “No woman had ever been elected to the county board — not in San Diego, not in the entire state.”She won the election, Gaspar said, and went on to serve as a model for innovative thinking that inspires Gaspar.“This is the road that Mildred Green began when she defied odds and ran for county supervisor,” Gaspar said. “This is our future as we move government beyond the status quo so that 2018 is greater than 1918 could have ever imagined.” February 27, 2018last_img read more

Train runs over leopard in Siliguri

first_imgSiliguri: A train mowed down a leopard near Nakshalbari, Siliguri.In the early hours of Thursday morning, an adult male leopard was found dead near Hatighinsha’s Chenga riverside rail line in Nakshalbari. The Forest department was immediately informed by the locals, following which personnel from the department arrived at the spot along with T T Bhutia, the range officer.The body of the animal has been taken by the department for post-mortem in Sukna forest.”We found the leopard already dead when we arrived. It had serious injuries in one of its front legs and its neck,” stated a forest source.Investigation has revealed that a passenger train from Katihar had crossed the rail line in that area on Wednesday night.last_img

Fire breaks out at ESIs medicine room in Sealdah none injured

first_imgKolkata: Three fire incident across the city triggered tension on Thursday and Friday.On Thursday night, a fire broke out at the service dispensary room (medicine room) of ESI Hospital in Sealdah. Another fire broke out at an empty Puja pandal at Survey Park. In another incident of fire, several shanties were gutted on Thursday evening in Dum Dum Cantonment area. No one got hurt in any of these incidents. According to the police, on Thursday around 10:15 pm, some staff of ESI Hospital saw smoke billowing out of the medicine room. The hospital super, police and fire brigade were immediately informed. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeWithin a few minutes, three fire tenders reached hospital and controlled the fire within 10:35 pm. Due to the fire, several medicines got damaged. A refrigerator where medicines used to be preserved also got damaged. Sources informed that the fire may have occurred due to some electrical disorder. In another incident on Thursday, several shanties were gutted near wireless math area at Dum Dum Cantonment. Four fire tenders doused the flames within a short period of time. Some residents of those shanties felt ill due to smoke but no one sustained burn injuries. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedOn Friday afternoon, another fire broke out at Survey Park in the afternoon. Police informed that the Puja pandal of Trikon Park Puja committee was getting dismantled. Around 12 pm while untying ropes from bamboos, a worker noticed flames close to him. He immediately warned others and all of them maintained safe distance. Locals informed police and fire brigade. Two fire tenders were pressend into action to control the fire. Though the flames did not spread, smoke from the inflammable materials was quite dense. No injury was, however, reported in the fire. The cause of fire was not confirmed but it is suspected that somehow a spark came in touch with the straw which was used to make the pandal.last_img read more