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Hargood Close / Proctor and Matthews

first_img Hargood Close / Proctor and Matthews “COPY” Housing CopyHousing•Essex, United Kingdom Architects: Proctor and Matthews Area Area of this architecture project Projects Hargood Close / Proctor and MatthewsSave this projectSaveHargood Close / Proctor and Matthews ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/522081/hargood-close-proctor-and-matthews Clipboard ArchDaily photographs:  Tim CrockerStructural Engineer:Richard Jackson LtdM&E Consultant:Stuart McCurry & Partners LtdQuantity Surveyor:HuntersAcoustics:Sharps RedmoreProject Manager:Hunters Cdm Co Ordinator:HuntersApproved Building Inspector:CNC Consultancy ServicesMain Contractor:ISG JacksonLandscape Architect:BBUKCad Software Used:MicroStationAnnual Co2 Emissions (Kg/M2):729.51 kg/m2, 20.84 kg/m2 average per unitClient:Family MosaicTotal Cost:£3.4mCost Per Sq M:£1,411/sq.mCity:EssexCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tim CrockerRecommended ProductsWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapText description provided by the architects. Hargood Close is a supported housing development in Colchester. A contemporary interpretation of traditional almshouses, the scheme has transformed provision for homeless people in and around Colchester.The briefHargood Close replaces an emergency hostel on the site where accommodation was arranged haphazardly across a series of dated buildings and prefabricated units that were difficult to maintain. Facilities were poor, and the site was an increasingly unpleasant environment. The design team and clients (Family Mosaic in partnership with Colchester Borough Council) therefore seized the opportunity to provide high quality modern accommodation and services, carefully designed around the needs of residents and staff in a domestic, rather than institutional environment.Save this picture!Floor PlanA key objective was to offer a more appropriate alternative to emergency bed and breakfast accommodation for individuals and families, and a supportive environment that would give residents dignity, hope and a place where they could begin to put their lives back on track.Save this picture!© Tim CrockerFlexibility was central to the brief. Because of its nature, many residents arrive at very short notice and stay for a relatively short period of time while more permanent accommodation can be arranged for them. A flexible mix of different sized housing units was therefore needed to enable staff to respond appropriately to the regular churn and changing needs of tenants. A range communal areas and space for onsite and visiting staff was also needed.Save this picture!SectionProctor and Matthews were selected to develop proposals for the site following a design competition. Initial design workshops were held with representatives from the existing hostel management and experienced staff members from comparable facilities. The design proposals were further developed and presented to existing residents. The scheme was well received and suggestions from residents and staff regarding buggy and cycle storage, drying areas, level access showers and landscaping were incorporated into the design.Save this picture!© Tim CrockerDesign approach and implementationProctor and Matthews took traditional Essex almshouses as the starting point for their design in order to give the development a suitably domestic feel. Historically, alsmhouses are a successful housing model, providing vulnerable people with high quality accommodation in a supportive domestic environment. Proctor and Matthews’ architectural language rejects historical pastiche, instead offering a contemporary and original interpretation of that vernacular model to meet the needs of residents and staff. Almhouses are also associated with craftsmanship, and Proctor and Matthews saw the brief as an opportunity to demonstrate that social housing for vulnerable people at the bottom of the housing ladder can nevertheless be beautiful, well-crafted and dignified.Save this picture!© Tim CrockerLike its historical antecedents, Hargood Close is arranged as a series of cloisters and courtyards. This comfortable and domestically-scaled arrangement provides a safe and friendly environment. Allowing residents and staff to look out for each other not only provides useful passive surveillance, but also encourages a sense of community despite the transient resident population.Save this picture!© Tim CrockerA key design feature is the imaginative use of brick, built with an exceptional attention to detail and impressive levels of craftsmanship, and referencing historic brick-built almshouses in Essex. Highly textured brickwork panels give rhythm, scale and expression to the elevations, while perforated brick panels on the upper level provide a dappled light effect as well as ventilation. The principal material is red stock bricks, with darker bricks used above some doorways and windows to pvodie further visual interst. A shallow band of this darker brick also runs around the courtyards between ground and first floor levels, breaking down the elevations and emphasising their domestic scale. The use of brick alongside a palette of similarly robust and hard wearing materials including clay tiles, timber and steel will also minimise maintenance needs.Save this picture!Floor PlanAccess from the street is through a landscaped and well-proportioned entrance courtyard, with integrated parking and shared surface spaces. Entrance to the ground and first floor accommodation in the surrounding buildings can be gained directly from this space. Beyond, a larger landscaped space provides aspect to the family homes and further apartments. The family homes are clustered at this end of the site to eliminate overlooking of adjoining properties and to present a garden-to-garden boundary. Both the access arrangements and accommodation frontage have been configured to provide a southerly aspect to living spaces.Staff offices are located at the site entrance and help form the gateway to the development with views down London Road as well as back into the site. Communal accommodation is located at the centre of the site with the children’s play area set adjacent and behind in a controlled space. Generously sized storage units – a key requirement for residents who value having plenty of secure space for their possessions after being displaced – are located at ground floor level. These form part of the rhythm and support for the cloisters and first floor decks that provide access and shelter to both the ground and first floor entrances.Save this picture!© Tim CrockerHargood Close achieves Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 and includes photovoltaic panels on some roof areas.Hargood Close sits comfortably alongside its Victorian terraced neighbours. The contemporary brickwork provides a lively yet sympathetic presence on London Road – a busy street and one of the main routes through Colchester. Thanks to its design and craftsmanship, Hargood Close stands out as a fine contemporary addition to the street scene, and breaks up the monotony of its otherwise ordinary surroundings. It is certainly a significant improvement on the shabby buildings and scrubland that previously occupied the site. This is Hargood Close’s most important message: homeless people deserve and can benefit from an environment providing quality, dignity and respect.Save this picture!ElevationTimescaleProctor and Matthews were commissioned in 2009 and planning consent was granted in December 2010. Hargood Close was built in a single phase: construction work began in May 2011 and the scheme was completed in April 2013.BudgetThe total cost of the project was £3.4 million and was funded by a partnership of Family Mosaic, Colchester Borough Council and the Homes and Communities Agency. Thanks to a clear and robust design strategy, the project was able to be delivered within the constraints of a relatively tight budget.Project gallerySee allShow lessPROMENADA / EnotaSelected ProjectsVilla A / A-omaSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:London Road, Colchester, Essex CO5 9BP, United KingdomLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Photographs CopyAbout this officeProctor and MatthewsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingEssexHousingUnited KingdomPublished on June 01, 2015Cite: “Hargood Close / Proctor and Matthews” 31 May 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Area:  2409 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/522081/hargood-close-proctor-and-matthews Clipboard Save this picture!© Tim Crocker+ 12 Share 2013 United Kingdomlast_img read more


BC Government closes more bear hunting areas

first_imgThe Campbell government is reminding hunters that it’s now closed almost two million hectares of the province to hunting for grizzly bears and banned hunting for Spirit bears anywhere in BC. The newest closures for grizzly hunting are on the north coast. At the same time, the province has closed 120-thousand hectares in several areas to black bear hunting to protect the Spirit bears. Following amendments last year, the maximum penalty for a first offence conviction, under terms of the BC Wildlife Act, is now $250,000…five times the previous maximum. – Advertisement -In addition, penalties can also include prison time of up to two years…and that’s up four times.last_img read more


Carndonagh Community Hospital building plan to begin in mid 2020

first_imgDonegal Minister Joe McHugh has confirmed the building plan for Carndonagh Community Hospital with builders on-site in the middle of next year.Progress on works for Carndonagh Community Hospital is a boost for the local area, Minister McHugh said.“The Health Service Executive has confirmed that the tenders are being looked at for the project and the agency has also said a decision is imminent. Minister McHugh said “That is great news for everyone in the Carndonagh and wider Inishowen area and for people who use a facility like this and their families.“The building work will involve a new temporary ward at Buncrana for patients to be cared for while the works at Carndonagh take place.“Workers are expected to be on site in Buncrana in the few couple of months of the new year and then the main works can kick off in Carndonagh right after that, with the HSE pencilling in the second quarter of 2020 and finishing a year later.“I have placed huge importance on the role of Community Hospitals in caring for our older people and the infirm in the areas where they were born and raised and have family ties. “That is why this Government secured the right decision for redevelopment of other Community Hospitals, like St Joseph’s Stranorlar and Ramelton, as confirmed in the HSE’s Capital Plan. The Government is committed to investing in Community Hospitals.“I am also delighted to see that other works are progressing well in Dungloe and Falcarragh.“Credit has to go to Health Minister Simon Harris and Minister for Mental Health and Older People Jim Daly for their commitment to Community Hospitals in Donegal.“Carndonagh Community Hospital building plan to begin in mid 2020 was last modified: December 17th, 2019 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more


Three Principles of Social Software Creation From Andy Baio

first_imgRelated Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#web#Web Development After Andy Baio co-founded and sold social events listing site Upcoming.org to Yahoo! he could have spent the rest of his days doing whatever he wanted. He spent a year and a half writing, but this month he decided to join another startup (Kickstarter.com), because he loves building social software. Baio is a thinker, a hacker of big social patterns and an admirer of the collective intelligence that emerges from groups of people acting independently on the web. We sat down with him this week and discussed some of his ideas about what makes good social software grow. In addition to Upcoming, Baio is also well known for his quirky, smart writing and link sharing at Waxy.org. His best known works there include tracking piracy data for Oscar nominated films for the past six years, the first published interview with an Italian factory worker who mysteriously produced the most-viewed video of all 2008 on YouTube and a number of fascinating experiments with Amazon’s Mechanical Turk system, including one titled The Faces of Mechanical Turk – he payed Turk workers a small sum to post their pictures with a sign saying why they participated.After years of experience, observation and thought, here are a few pearls of wisdom Andy offered us about how to build compelling social software. You can also follow Baio on Twitter @waxpancake.Build to Existing Social ConnectionsThe company Baio has joined is called Kickstarter. It’s a service that lets people fund small projects by collecting “all or nothing” pledges from people around web – if a project’s financial goal is met by its deadline then the money is collected, but if the goal isn’t met then no one’s contribution is withdrawn. The site will open to the public at the end of August, but one principle that he’s had underlined by his experience with beta testers and from his time at Upcoming is this: you can’t just post a request for funds or an events listing up on the web and expect strangers to stumble upon it and give it support. In both cases, these sites provided infrastructure that allowed users to reach out through their own established networks and say “here’s where we’re processing your show of support.”It’s like social middle-ware, these kinds of services are neither inherently viral nor really destination sites where people come to browse. They add value in ways that people can’t easily produce themselves – RSVP lists, maps, etc in the case of Upcoming or time-delayed money processing in the case of Kickstarter – and thus give users an incentive to reach out and ask friends to visit their pages on the sites. Social Goals Are Front and Back End HeavyKickstarter’s early beta tests mirror what Baio saw at Upcoming when it comes to distribution of social input. It tends to come in the most at the very beginning and at the very end. At first, project initiators are enthusiastic and do a lot of promotion. Then, if they later get close to their goals then they do a final push to promote their project. That’s especially true with Kickstarter, where 90% of a fund raising goal is as good as nothing at all – users will lose all the support they’ve gained unless they put out another push to pass 100% Baio says that he’s looked at the numbers and found that the two biggest factors in project success at Kickstarter appear to be offering rewards if the goal is met and sending out regular updates to supporters of a project. The Kickstarter crew isn’t creating content themselves, they are creating software for other people to create content. “One thing I found out over the last year,” Baio told us, “is that writing doesn’t scale. When you code, it takes on a life of its own. I ignored Upcoming for a year after my son was born and it kept growing. I did not write a line of code in a year and it got more popular.”That too seems intuitive, but building software in a way that makes it easy to offer rewards, prompts people to send out regular updates and helps them create good content for themselves on your site could be the difference between a good idea and a successful one. That’s true for both the particular projects on Kickstarter and the site itself.Games Are Good – But Make Sure Users’ Goals Align With the Site’sBaio is a big fan of games. He likes iPhone games (his favorites include ZenBound, Eliss and Edge), he likes retro 8-bit style games and he likes the prospect of bringing game-like elements into non-gaming environments.As a part of that thinking, Baio believes it’s important to make sure that users’ interests on a site align with the interests of the site itself. On Kickstarter, “success depends,” he says, “on your ability to promote your work.” And thus to promote the site as well.The risk here is that a game-like system of rewards can change the way people behave in ways that aren’t helpful. “Yahoo Answers, for example,” Andy says, “got the point system totally wrong. They tuned it for traffic instead of for quality. People get points for offering any answer at all to questions, so you’ve got all these people just entering one word answers to loads of questions so they can climb the leader board.”Successful examples? Baio pointed to the UK Guardian’s MP Expenses experiment, where readers are crowdsourcing analysis of hundreds of thousands of expense reports filed by members of Parliament and finding some pretty funny claims. That’s similar to the Sunlight Foundation’s Transparency Corps. (Check out that project’s latest – a crowdsourced national directory of state-level elected officials on Twitter – cool!)In systems like that, and especially in Baio’s much-studied favorite Mechanical Turk, users “have full control over their choice of tasks. They turn work into a little bit of play.”Build to existing social connections, maintain engagement during the quiet spells in the middle of goal pursuit and make it like a game – but be careful how people play. That’s some of Andy Baio’s advice. You can begin to see it in action at Kickstarter.com. That site’s full functionality will open to the public at the end of August.Top photo by Jeremy Keith on Flickr.center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market marshall kirkpatricklast_img read more


Pussy Riots Maria Alyokhina takes the Toronto stage in the urgent Burning

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement Burning Doors, a production by the Belarus Free Theatre playing at the Luminato Festival this week, has always been topical. But suddenly it’s taken on a new level of urgency.Created in the belief that “the Russian empire is coming back,” in the words of BFT’s co-artistic director Natalia Kaliada, the production is based on testimonies by three activist artists: the Russian performance artist Petr Pavlensky, who famously nailed his scrotum to Red Square; Maria Alyokhina, one of the original members of the punk band Pussy Riot (who appears live in the production); and Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian filmmaker who has been imprisoned in Siberia since 2014.In the two years that BFT has been touring the show, Sentsov’s situation has escalated: He began a hunger strike on May 14 and, according to Kaliada, “is ready to die for Putin to release 70 Ukrainian political prisoners from Russian jails.” The hunger strike has drawn worldwide attention, with writer Stephen King and others tweeting the hashtag #FreeSentsov, and western arts organizations including Luminato and the Toronto International Film Festival calling for the release of Sentsov and other political prisoners. Advertisement Advertisement The outcry comes at a moment when the world’s attention is focused on Russia for other reasons. Twitterlast_img read more



center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement In the fall of 2016, Sophie Theallet, a French designer who founded her namesake label in New York in 2007, was feeling a burst of momentum. She had been heralded as a champion of inclusivity after her graceful fall collection, shown at New York Fashion Week in February, and had a campaign planned for spring 2017 that featured such women as Selah Marley, a daughter of the musician Lauryn Hill, and Sarita Choudhury, the actress.Michelle Obama had worn her clothes. She was as excited as she had been when she won the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund award in 2009. Her moral and creative values were in sync. Facebooklast_img read more

ALL Civil Servants are being asked to report to work

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, September 12, 2017 – Providenciales – TCIG is calling on ALL civil servants to report back to work Tuesday, September 12 – Wedesday, September 13 & take active steps to salvage any Government assets and files within their office.TCIG further advises staff members in key departments such as Planning, Customs, Immigration, etc. are being asked to return to active duty with effect tomorrow.Release: TCIGlast_img read more

Woman shot in the face murdered in Nassau

first_img Related Items:#drivebyshooting, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 11, 2017 – Nassau – A woman was killed overnight in Nassau, reportedly shot in the face in a so called drive by shooting.   It happened in Peardale Park around 6pm on Tuesday and it is said that two others were shot – men – and were rushed to hospital.  The woman is described as middle aged but details are scant at this hour.#MagneticMediaNews#drivebyshooting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more