Santa Elena House / Antonio Sofan

first_imgSave this picture!© Carlos Tobon+ 14 Share “COPY” CopyHouses•Colombia Colombia Houses “COPY” ArchDaily Photographs 2009 Area:  106 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/71645/santa-elena-house-antonio-sofan Clipboard Year:  Santa Elena House / Antonio Sofan Photographs:  Carlos Tobon Save this picture!© Carlos TobonText description provided by the architects. Santa Elena is a rural farming area up in the mountains, east of Medellín, Colombia. It composes a group of 17 small villages called: “veredas”. People who live down in the valley think of Santa Elena as a scenic, fresh air place of cool temperatures. Most of the land around Santa Elena, including the beautiful Arvi Natural Park, is state owned and protected. Building density restrictions insure that the area will remain a rural setting of rolling hills, great vistas, streams, forests, clean air and water. Save this picture!© Carlos TobonOutside the villages Santa Elena’s scattered development landscape is populated mainly by large vacation houses or weekend retreats. Only a small percentage is made up of lived in year around residences owned by descendants of foreign immigrants from Germany, France and Italy. The steep sloped solar on which the house was to be built had been purchased by two different owners. One of them occupied the top of the hill with a 300 M2 house and about three years later I was commissioned to design a cottage no larger than 100 M2. Rather than trying to make an architectural statement, I opted for complementing the superb view with an almost imperceptible mark to the site. Save this picture!© Carlos TobonI wanted the natural landscape to continue its course so the house is accessed through a very discrete opening on the roof deck emphasized by a pink mosaic wall. That is all what is perceived from above; therefore I call this view the main façade. As the roof deck folds down in sections stopping at different heights the scenery façade gets generated framing different views along a linear circulation path. It’s all about helping nature to move with the architecture form. I think I have achieved that with the use of materials and the way one articulates with the next in progression. Save this picture!The client requested a specific program of two bedrooms, (one at each end), two bathrooms, small kitchen and meditation room. No lounging areas except for the roof deck which occasionally would be used as a platform for yoga. All of these spaces are linearly arranged and threaded by a circulation facing de view. As one walks along, different versions of the landscape are revealed. Both bathrooms are at each end so the light coming through is regulated by a pattern of openings with glass block. This is really a pixilated abstraction of the pine tree forests which flank the site on both sides. Save this picture!© Carlos TobonThere was no need to provide a heating or air conditioning system. The climate gets barely cool at night so interior materials like cork plank flooring help maintain the heat captured during the day. The house is roofed with a waterproofed very thin and slightly sloped concrete slab. Disposable bamboo boxes were arranged on a brick pattern and used to form the underside of the slab while it was being poured. That is a very traditional method of casting concrete in the area while it provided an incredible ceiling texture. Storm water is collected to the back of the roof deck against the slope of the hill in a concrete channel drain which runs the width of the house. The pressure treated wood deck system simply sits leveled on the concrete slab. Planks are separated so the water filters through and drains down. Save this picture!© Carlos TobonInterior details are very simple. All walls inside are painted white and the ceiling is painted a very light shade of cool gray. Doors are flush to the walls creating a monolithic impression. The bathrooms needed to express dynamism and movement as well. Their walls are tiled with white and three shades of blue glass mosaic creating a pattern of tiers running in the same direction with all the rest of the materials. The same effect is reinforced with the narrow mirror glass which folds up to the ceiling. Four blocks of end grain cut teak make the top of the wall hung vanity on which a vessel sink rests leaving cleanable floor space underneath. The shower and bath glass sliding doors are silk screened with a digital photograph of a water splash. Closets have no doors. Instead a reclaimed wood beam hides the curtain rods from which Dupioni silk drapes are hung.Project gallerySee allShow lessKoolhaas Houselife / Ila Bêka + Louise LemoîneArticlesOcean Imagination / Unsangdong ArchitectsArticles Share CopyAbout this officeAntonio SofanOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesColombiaPublished on August 04, 2010Cite: “Santa Elena House / Antonio Sofan” 04 Aug 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Kerala High Court Grants Pre-Arrest Bail To 3 Women Accused Of Assaulting YouTuber Over Vulgar Comments

first_imgNews UpdatesKerala High Court Grants Pre-Arrest Bail To 3 Women Accused Of Assaulting YouTuber Over Vulgar Comments LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK9 Nov 2020 9:48 PMShare This – xThe High Court of Kerala on Tuesday granted anticipatory bail to famous dubbing artist Bhagyalakshmi and feminist activists Diya Sana and Sreelakshmi Arackal who are accused of assaulting and abusing a YouTuber over a derogatory video.Pronouncing the order on the bail application jointly filed by the three women, a single bench of Justice Ashok Menon stated that in the event of their arrest…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe High Court of Kerala on Tuesday granted anticipatory bail to famous dubbing artist Bhagyalakshmi and feminist activists Diya Sana and Sreelakshmi Arackal who are accused of assaulting and abusing a YouTuber over a derogatory video.Pronouncing the order on the bail application jointly filed by the three women, a single bench of Justice Ashok Menon stated that in the event of their arrest they should be released on bail on furnishing sureties and complying with the conditions as specified in the order. The reasons for allowing bail and the conditions imposed will be known when the complete copy of the order is available.While reserving orders on the bail applications on October 23, the judge had orally remarked that vigilantism cannot be encouraged.”Not proper to take law into your hands even if the other person has said the nastiest of things”, Justice Menon had told the lawyer of the applicants.The lawyer for the accused, Advocate K P Jayachandran, had submitted that the non-bailable provisions mentioned in the FIR – Section 452 (house-trespass with preparation for assault) and 392(robbery) of the Indian Penal Code – are not attracted to the case.He had submitted that the accused women went to the lodge room of YouTuber Vijay P. Nair at his invitation for a negotiation talk regarding the objectionable video. So, there was no occasion to invoke the offence of trespass with preparation for assault. As regards the allegation of theft of laptop and mobile phone belonging to Vijay Nair, the lawyer had submitted that the women took them from his possession to hand them over to the police. Therefore, there was no dishonest intention to attract Section 392.The lawyer also had mentioned that following the incident, the Kerala government decided to bring in an ordinance to deal with cyberattacks against women.Mr. Suman Chakravarthy, the public prosecutor, had submitted that the accused women had posted incriminating videos of their assault on the complainant. Granting them bail will send a wrong message to the society, submitted the prosecutor. He demanded that the accused should surrender and cooperate with the criminal investigation.”Probably they did not have faith in the police and decided to do it themselves. That also needs to be taken into consideration”, Justice Menon had told the Public Prosecutor.Justice Menon also told the applicant’s lawyer in a lighter vein:”If you are bold enough to go and beat up a man, why are you afraid of facing the consequences? Why are you shy about appearing before the police or going to jail?”The bench had observed that there was no “dishonest intention” behind the taking away of the laptop and the mobile phone of the complainant as the accused handed them over to the police the same day.The bench had also noted that the custodial interrogation of the accused may not be necessary and no recovery is also sought to be made from them. There was also doubt regarding the application of Section 452 IPC to the case, the judge added.”But vigilantism cannot be encouraged”, Justice Menon had said while reserving orders for October 30.Earlier, the Additional Sessions Court, Thiruvananthapuram, had dismissed their anticipatory bail application, after observing that granting bail “would give a wrong message to the society that anybody can resort to such vandalism so as to oppress their opponents””A civilized society is expected to obey the rule of law of the country so as to maintain peace, law and order and any attack to the said fabric is actionable and cannot be viewed lightly. No one can take law into their hands on the strength of man power or muscle power”, observed the court below.The case relates to the attack made by the three accused against one Vijay P Nair, a YouTuber with a considerable number of followers, who is known for making derogatory and obscene videos about women.The attack happened on September 26, when the accused barged into the office of Vijay Nair and slapped him, abused him, and poured black oil on his face for making vulgar comments against one of them in particular and ‘feminists’ in general. They also live-streamed the visuals of the attack via Facebook Live. The women said that they were constrained to resort to the drastic step as the complaint filed before police against Vijay Nair’s video failed to elicit any response.The videos of the attack became viral sparking off intense debates in social media over the correctness of their response.After the attack, the women were booked by Thampanoor police on a complaint by Vijay Nair under IPC Sections 452 (House-trespass after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint), 294 B (sings, recites or utters any obscene song, ballad or words, in or near any public place), 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 506 (criminal intimidation), 392 (punishment for robbery), 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention of the Indian Penal code).Vijay Nair was also arrested in another FIR for offences under the Information Technology Act, 2000, for posting obscene videos and is under custody at present.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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