Home on the Hill / Arun Nalapat Architects

first_img India CopyHouses, House Interiors•India 2018 “COPY” Idea Design Houses Save this picture!© Vyas Kalathil+ 19Curated by Hana Abdel Share Photographs:  Vyas Kalathil Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  10000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/945486/home-on-the-hill-arun-nalapat-architects Clipboard Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/945486/home-on-the-hill-arun-nalapat-architects Clipboard Lead Architects: “COPY” Home on the Hill / Arun Nalapat ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHome on the Hill / Arun Nalapat Architects Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Technal, Century Plywood, Euromobil, Hafele, thyssenkrupp, Trimble Navigation Projects Kartik Surya, Ekta Chopra Landscape: Home on the Hill / Arun Nalapat Architects Architects: Arun Nalapat Architects Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Consultants:K.S.ArunachalaCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Vyas KalathilRecommended ProductsWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEADoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT Aluminium“… the house sits rooted to the site, cloaked in grays and browns. The landscape hugging the walls, tying it to the hilltop. Unpretentious and modest, it succeeds in hiding its scale and secrets … ” Set amidst the scenic hills of Kerala, this get-away home is sited atop one such hill, offering expansive views to the lush green terrain below and around it.Save this picture!© Vyas KalathilSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Vyas KalathilOur clients requirements were simple – a contemporary retreat and the primary need for solitude. The intent to blur the boundaries between the built and the natural spaces was fulfilled by bringing in the landscape into the midst of the house, splitting the residence from the inside.Save this picture!© Vyas KalathilLarge extended overhangs, enveloped in wood and evocative of the surrounding context, extend above the structure, protecting the house and its inhabitants from the local monsoons. Muted and subtle tones line the spaces from the inside, allowing the earthy context to permeate the house. This simplicity accentuates the effect of the surrounding nature, that is at once, strong yet placid and peaceful.Save this picture!© Vyas KalathilProject gallerySee allShow lessDacor House / B&A Design CommunicationSelected ProjectsCabin in the Woods / Rangr StudioSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeArun Nalapat ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsOn FacebookIndiaPublished on August 12, 2020Cite: “Home on the Hill / Arun Nalapat Architects” 12 Aug 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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 streamlast_img read more

Peter Emanuel Sifneos

first_imgPeter Emanuel Sifneos, M.D. Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, died at his home in Belmont on December 9, 2008, at the age of 88. He was an internationally renowned pioneer in the areas of short-term psychotherapy and psychosomatic medicine. His work and writing constitute a creative and significant contribution to the field.Born October 22, 1920, on the Greek island of Lesbos, he graduated  from Athens College and received his degree in chemistry at the Sorbonne in Paris. He escaped German occupied France and immigrated to the USA where he continued his studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard Graduate School and Harvard Medical School from which he graduated in 1946. After completing his medical internship at Boston City Hospital he served as a United States Army psychiatrist for three years in Frankfurt, Germany.Returning to Boston in 1950 he completed his psychiatry residency and worked at McLean and Massachusetts General Hospital. He received his psychoanalytic training at the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute. He served as director of the outpatient psychiatric service of the Massachusetts General Hospital until 1968, when he joined the staff of the Beth Israel Hospital as Associate Director of Psychiatry under the stewardship of Dr John Nemiah.It was there in his somewhat removed third floor walk-up office in the Rabb Building (that he himself chose) that Dr Sifneos saw his patients and his trainees (psychiatry residents and psychology interns), and grew the ideas that his innovative talent had been nurturing through his formative professional years. He had treated a few patients with limited problems successfully, in a half dozen sessions guided by psycho-analytic principles. This opened up the possibility of a protocol to resolve mild neurotic symptoms in selected patients, in a limited number of visits. The parameters of Short Term Anxiety Provoking Psychotherapy (STAPP), evolved in the late 1960s and early 70s against a backdrop of an unbending psychoanalytic bias toward long term, classically non-directive psychoanalytic treatment.Differing from psychoanalysis and other psychoanalytically derived psychotherapies, STAPP is a highly interactive process for well motivated and psychologically resilient individuals with a circumscribed emotional problem. Patients learn fairly early in the treatment how they tend to reenact (in their interaction with the therapist) the suppressed conflicts at the core of their difficulties. They are also provided with enduring tools for dealing with problems in the future. The anxiety provoking component of STAPP is a result of the therapist’s early clarification and interpretation of the hidden material. Outcome studies have shown that a large majority of carefully selected patients benefit from the treatment.It is a testament to his legendary creativity, his originality and his courage, (when psychotherapy was a slow and very private event) that Dr Sifneos chose to record his interviews on videotape. He obtained permission from many of his patients to record their treatment sessions, and used the tapes in his lectures and seminars to demonstrate precisely what is crucial to his process. Viewers were able to observe how he uncovered the core of a problem, seeming to chisel away like a sculptor removing what obscured it. He has left us with a library of almost 280 videotapes.In 1971 he accepted the invitation to come as a visiting professor to the University Psychiatric Clinic in Oslo, Norway, to promote research. He visited there annually until 1974, the first foreign visitor to come on a regular basis. It was he who brought psychotherapy research to Norway. The first doctoral thesis on the subject appeared in 1983. Short term dynamic psychotherapy has been a central and successful theme in psychotherapy research in Norway since then. The reports from Oslo and from his own widely read publications and presentations, brought several invitations to lecture and teach in Europe and the Americas.Dr Sifneos’s interest in psychosomatic medicine started early in his career when treating patients with so called psychosomatic illness. He observed that they often had an inability to find the appropriate words to describe their feelings. He discussed this at length with Dr John Nemiah, a close friend, who affirmed the observation.  As a result, in 1972  Dr Sifneos introduced the term alexithymia from the Greek a for lack, lexis for word, and thymos for emotion, meaning lack of words for emotions. The term described a marked difficulty in experiencing, identifying, differentiating and expressing feelings; as well as a paucity of fantasies and a utilitarian (stimulus bound and tied to reality) way of thinking. Clinical and research studies since have indicated that alexithymic characteristics are present not only in patients with psychosomatic illness, but in patients with other medical and psychiatric disorders as well as in individuals in the general population. The steadily increasing literature on individuals with alexithymia has proven to be of considerable help in a better understanding of their therapeutic needs, and the development of appropriate treatments for the alleviation of their suffering.Dr Sifneos published 125 articles in various journals on the subjects of psychotherapy and psychotherapy training, medical illness associated with strong psychological factors, and mental health. He authored four books on psychotherapy that have been translated from English into many languages. He made important contributions to the psychiatric literature not only in his own writings, but in encouraging and helping younger colleagues to contribute by mentoring them. He was editor-in-chief of “Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics” for nearly two decades, and vice-president of the International Federation of Medical Psychotherapy for fifteen years.He was invited to numerous countries around the world to present his work, and to run workshops in North and South America, Japan, Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy and Greece. He had first offered systematic training in STAPP in educational programs in the 1970s in Oslo,  and in 1997 he established a two year training program in Athens where over a period of ten years he taught and supervised five groups of interdisciplinary therapists. He visited Athens three to four times per year, and despite the physical stresses of his health problems he continued to teach with indomitable spirit until September 2007. For his scientific work and accomplishments he was awarded an honorary doctorate (PhD) by the University of Athens in February 1998.Fascinated by the richness of the human mind, he was an inspiring and enthusiastic clinical teacher. He was constantly curious and open-minded, and although always warm and welcoming to his trainees, he was also critical and precise. He had a remarkable memory, not only for history, the Greek philosophers and music, all of which filled much of his limited free time, but also for the smallest details of what patients said in the interviews. He constantly encouraged his trainees, “Listen closely, and remember a patient’s words, they connect to his feelings.” He was, himself, a sensitive and brilliantly insightful interviewer, who appeared to miss nothing that occurred in the interview and who never lost his compassion for human suffering.Although deeply appreciative of the opportunities afforded him by his country of adoption, he remained a cultured European in his attitudes and his manners. He retained his passion for life, music, art and French wine; and was very proud of his mother’s Huguenot ancestry. Most summers he spent with his friends and family at the Sifneos family’s seaside home in Lesbos where he loved to swim in the Aegean sea. He was an ardent reader, and thrived on challenging discussion. His children recall his devotion to them, and rich weekends filled with laughter, music, Mediterranean food and intellectual games.He will be remembered for his loyalty to his friends and colleagues, and for his commitment to his students and his constant support of their goals; for his independence and courage in standing up to the prevailing theoretical forces of the time, and recording his therapeutic process in hundreds of taped interviews for trainees and critics alike to see. He is survived by his first wife Ann Coit Sifneos of Belmont; by his second wife Jane Paulson of Greeley, Colorado; his son Peter Gray Sifneos of Arlington; his daughters and their husbands, Ann and Kevin Callahan of Natick, and Jeannie Sifneos and Daniel Schafer of Corvallis, Oregon; and his five grandchildren.Respectfully submitted,Freddy Frankel (Chairman)Nicholas CovinoAstrid Heiberg (Oslo)Miguel LeibovichDonald MeyerYannis Tsamasiros (Athens)last_img read more

5 reasons marketing deserves a seat in the C-Suite

first_imgThe times are changing, and marketing is no longer an afterthought in even the smallest of companies. With fierce competition looming over our heads, and regulatory issues consuming the lives of many, a marketing presence is needed in the C-Suite now more than ever. Long gone are the days where a Marketing Director’s only responsibilities are placing newspaper ads, processing community donations, and maintaining tchotchke inventory.Here are five reasons why marketing deserves a seat in the C-Suite…1. Big Data. Let’s face it, big data is a Billboard #1 hit these days. Who else within the organization is responsible for the management of big data? Finance? No. Too many numbers to crunch and GL’s to balance. Operations? Definitely not. With changes in infrastructure and technology, operational inefficiencies take up the majority of their time. Compliance? Ha. In the age of fraud and frivolous lawsuits? That goes without saying. That’s right, big data fits with no department other than marketing. Between CRM tools, MCIF capabilities, and core system metrics, marketing is the only department with the experience and wherewithal to dissect the data into meaningful insights, and drive the decision-making process.2. Strategy. Executive-level marketers should own the strategic marketing plan and work closely with interns and marketing managers to implement the deliverables within the plan, ensuring that objectives are met. If your organization lacks a marketer in the c-suite, it is also likely that you lack a comprehensive strategic marketing plan. This results in members of the executive team constantly poking and prodding your marketing team for “flavor of the month” product promotions and sales, unaware of how detrimental this is to the organic growth of the organization. Next to the overall strategic plan, the strategic marketing plan (customarily also containing sales and business development strategies), is a secondary necessity to completing a successful business plan. continue reading » 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

No. 16 Pitt may get big bowl—or big letdown

first_imgby Alan RobinsonPITTSBURGH (AP)—Pitt’s season will play out with season-ending games against Notre Dame, West Virginia and Cincinnati, three ranked opponents in a month’s time for a team that hasn’t played a Top 25 team since last season’s Sun Bowl.The difficult stretch will tell coach Dave Wannstedt’s No. 16 Panthers if they are Big East championship-worthy and ready to play in a BCS bowl, or if their 7-1 start can be credited to a favorable schedule.The No. 25 Fighting Irish, No. 20 Mountaineers and No. 5 Bearcats represent as many ranked teams as Pitt has played in the last two seasons combined, and that includes the Sun Bowl against Oregon State. Pitt (4-0 in Big East) has never played better during Wannstedt’s five seasons, but they’ve never been tested like they soon will be.Are they ready? They think so. First, there’s a Big East game against Syracuse (3-4, 0-2) Nov. 7, one Wannstedt insists the Panthers can’t overlook. Last season, the Orange upset Notre Dame a week before the Irish played Southern Cal.“Syracuse is a conference game, and it is a priority,” Wannstedt said. “We used to talk in the NFL that, until this point, it’s all talk whether you’re a contender or a pretender. I think our guys now should get a taste that we could be a contender.”Pitt doesn’t have to travel far to finish the season. Syracuse, Notre Dame and Cincinnati play at Heinz Field, and the only remaining trip is the 75-mile jaunt to Morgantown. The Panthers don’t have to get on a plane again until their bowl game.While his team is mostly staying at home, Wannstedt took advantage of the Panthers’ off week to spend some time recruiting.The Panthers’ climb the last two seasons—they’re 16-5 since the start of the 2008 season—is largely the result of their recruiting success in Pennsylvania and its neighboring states. Wannstedt doesn’t want that slipping while he’s taking care of on-field matters.While Pitt was the preseason choice in the Big East, it was difficult to envision in August that the Panthers would be so strong at quarterback and running back, the two primary positions of worry before the season began.Bill Stull, so shaky at the end of last season that he threw for only 52 yards in the Sun Bowl, has been one of college football’s most improved players. He has thrown 16 touchdown passes and four interceptions, a major upgrade over last season’s nine touchdowns and 10 interceptions.Running back Dion Lewis also has been a major surprise, rushing for 1,029 yards and 11 touchdowns only a year after he was finishing his high school career in New Jersey. He’s been so consistent with five 100-yard games that the Panthers haven’t missed former star LeSean McCoy nearly as much as they thought they would. McCoy left for the NFL after two seasons and has been an impressive rookie with the Philadelphia Eagles.“Nobody’s been more productive for their team that he (Lewis) has been,” Wannstedt said.This is Pitt’s best-balanced team in seasons, with a 1,000-yard rusher, a steady quarterback, a tight end (Dorin Dickerson) who leads all BCS receivers with nine touchdown catches and a deep-threat receiver Jonathan Baldwin, who averages 20.4 yards per catch.Pitt must win at least three of its final four for its first 10-win regular season since 1981, when the Panthers went 10-1 before beating Georgia in the Sugar Bowl. This is Pitt’s best start since 1982, when it also was 7-1 but finished 9-3.“We’ve still got a lot of games left to play,” Dickerson said. “We’re starting to get better, but every game we’re going to keep getting better until we get ourselves in a position of where we want to be.”last_img read more

Intercity Transit Recognized for Environmental Leadership, Gets Prestigious ISO 14001 Certification

first_imgSubmitted by Intercity TransitIntercity Transit, the public transportation agency for Thurston County, recently received ISO 14001 certification for its significant environmental and sustainability efforts. It is one of only nine U.S. transit systems to earn this prestigious certification, achieving a high international standard of environmental management and resource conservation.The International Standards Organization (ISO) provides practical tools for addressing operational and business challenges. The ISO 14001:2004 standards, in particular,outline a framework for an effective environmental management system. ISO 14001 certification provides an assurance that an organization’s management, employees and business vendors are meeting a high threshold of environmentally sound practices.“Intercity Transit’s sustainability efforts extend to every area of the agency and are embraced by its employees and leadership alike,” said Intercity Transit General Manager Ann Freeman-Manzanares.“Our work is about making the community a better place to live by providing a diversity of quality transportation services, implementing innovative programs, developing successful partnerships, and acting as a good public steward of the environment we all share.”Although recognized as an early leader in sustainability, Intercity Transit began its formal work to develop an Environmental & Sustainability Management System following its selection by the U.S. Federal Transit Administration in 2010 to participate in the FTA-sponsored national EMS training program. Coordinated by Virginia Technical University’s EMS Institute, the program provided a two-year, in-depth training to a handful of Intercity Transit managers to create systems, evaluation metrics and process improvement tools that support the agency’s overall sustainability commitment.In recent years, Intercity Transit’s sustainability efforts have:Cut total waste to landfill 10 percent;Cut water use 6 percent;Reduced electricity use 20 percent;Reduced natural gas use 24 percent; andReduced greenhouse gas emissions 13 percent.In addition to being good environmental stewards, Intercity Transit believes its environmental and sustainable practices also benefit the organization’s bottom line. Since 2011 Intercity Transit has increased its bus fleet fuel economy through implementing no-idling policies, practicing fuel efficient driving techniques, and adding more hybrid coaches to its fleet when replacing its oldest vehicles. The agency estimates it saves approximately $186,000 each year by not using the equivalent of 62,000 gallons of diesel. And that number will grow as more hybrid coaches are put into service.In addition to the agency’s Environmental & Sustainability Management System (ESMS), Intercity Transit has an active employee-driven sustainability committee and a sustainability program called Moving Green. This is all supported by its policy board, the Intercity Transit Authority, and an engaged Citizen Advisory Committee.Intercity Transit is the smallest of the nine transit systems to earn the ISO 14001 certification. The other agencies to have received 14001 certification for environmental management are Sound Transit (WA), LA Metro Transit District and Foothill Transit (CA), Utah Transit Authority (UT), Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (IL), SunTran (AZ), New York Metro Transit Authority (NY), and Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (PA).Following the ISO certification this spring, Intercity Transit also received a top honor from the Thurston Chamber of Commerce Green Business Program (April 2014). The award recognizes efforts in waste reduction, water conservation, energy efficiency, green purchasing, pollution prevention, and transportation.Other Intercity Transit accomplishments include receiving the nation’s first gold-level rating for its sustainability commitment from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) in 2012, based on its efficient management of natural resources including energy, air pollutants, greenhouse gas emissions and water. APTA awards the designation to public- and private-sector organizations that make significant advances in preserving the environment, reducing waste, modeling social responsibility and helping bolster economic vitality in the regions they serve.Intercity Transit also received the nation’s top honor as the best mid-size transit system by APTA (2009), a Bicycle Friendly Business designation by the League of American Bicyclists (2013), and Project of the Year Award from the American Public Works Association for its park & ride facility built atop an old landfill (2013). The agency was among the first in the country to fuel its fleet with cleaner-burning biodiesel fuel (2001) and the first system in the South Puget Sound region to operate hybrid diesel-electric buses (2010). A full one-third of the Intercity Transit coach fleet will operate with hybrid diesel-electric technology beginning this summer with the arrival of ten additional hybrid buses.More information about Intercity Transit’s sustainability program, visit http://www.intercitytransit.com/about/sustainability/Pages/default.aspx or email the agency’s sustainability coordinator at [email protected] Facebook12Tweet0Pin0last_img read more