ImaI / Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates

first_imgPhotographs:  Courtesy of Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/488701/imai-katsutoshi-sasaki-associates Clipboard Photographs Japan Projects Houses Structure Company:Tatsumi Terado Structural StudioSite Area:71.19m2Built Area:42.64m2City:OkazakiCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Katsutoshi Sasaki + AssociatesRecommended ProductsDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – Ecoline Save this picture!Courtesy of Katsutoshi Sasaki + AssociatesA house built on a narrow strip of land of 3m wide and 21m long. For this ground that looks too long and tight, we adopted a way to construct a house by reinterpreting scale, natural light, and the use of each room instead of setting one concept to design it. We made 5 specific proposals. 1, Balancing of scale and light Save this picture!SectionHeight of each room is adjusted according to the number of users and the use of the room. For example, children’s bedroom is 1.3m high while the living room is 4.4m. The room used by one person has limited natural light while the space people gather is much brighter. Balancing of scale and light bring a character to simple one room.2, Exterior on the edgeSave this picture!Courtesy of Katsutoshi Sasaki + AssociatesThe ground was too narrow to allow any space for garden, so we set an inner garden at the end of the ground floor and a terrace on the north end of the second floor. High window in the living room is designed not only to let in light, but also to provide ventilation route in summer to discharge the heat accumulated up on the ceiling plane.3. DismantlingSave this picture!Courtesy of Katsutoshi Sasaki + AssociatesBy dismantling living room and dining room, we avoided large area concentrated to one place. As these spaces that have public nature are dispersed, lines of flow work effectively. Also, by deconcentrating the factors required to children’s room such as sleep, storage or study, we can reduce the floor space of children’s bedroom while sharing space for other functions of storage and study by entire family.4.UnrestrictingSave this picture!Second Floor PlanWe suggested the way of living to utilize the space other than wet areas (kitchen, bathroom etc) without restricting its purpose. In sum, the space setting becomes neutral; you can sleep, dine or relax whenever you like. For example, dining in inner garden may be more enjoyable than in dining room.5. OverlappingSave this picture!Courtesy of Katsutoshi Sasaki + AssociatesBy overlapping multiple uses on one space, efficiency of floor space is improved. Corridor as desk space, inner garden as dining or guest room, and so on. This narrow and long building that could be described as all lines of flow, is designed as functional, effective and liberating space by applying these operations. Project gallerySee allShow lessEarthquakes – How Well Are We Prepared?EventConstell.ation / LIKEarchitectsSelected Projects Share Year:  Year:  CopyAbout this officeKatsutoshi Sasaki + AssociatesOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOkazakiHousesJapanPublished on March 21, 2014Cite: “ImaI / Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates” 21 Mar 2014. 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 ImaI / Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates 2013 “COPY”center_img Architects: Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Okazaki, Japan Construction Company: 2013 ArchDaily ImaI / Katsutoshi Sasaki + AssociatesSave this projectSaveImaI / Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates Inoue construction Ltd Area:  69 m² Area:  69 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!Courtesy of Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates+ 23 Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/488701/imai-katsutoshi-sasaki-associates Clipboardlast_img read more

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Keep supporting the real Syrian bloggers, who are taking real risks to inform

first_img News SyriaMiddle East – North Africa News June 14, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Keep supporting the real Syrian bloggers, who are taking real risks to inform February 3, 2021 Find out more RSF_en SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders deplores the irresponsibility of a US student who passed himself off online as Syrian woman blogger based in Damascus. His actions must not be allowed to undermine the credibility of the real Syrian bloggers and activists who, despite President Bashar Al-Assad’s brutal crackdown, are doing everything possible to keep informing their fellow citizens and the rest of the world.In a 12 June post, Tom MacMaster, an American student based in Scotland, admitted to having been the sole author of “A Gay Girl in Damascus,” a blog in which he pretended to be Amina Abdallah, a young woman with US and Syrian dual nationality.“While the narrative voice may have been fictional, the facts on this blog are true and not misleading as to the situation on the ground,” MacMaster argued. “I do not believe that I have harmed anyone — I feel that I have created an important voice for issues that I feel strongly about.”Launched last February and written solely in English, the blog acquired a following. Then a person identifying herself as a cousin of Amina posted an entry on 6 June saying Amina had been kidnapped and that her parents were very worried. The news circulated widely online and many activists, journalists and netizens began trying to track down information about her abduction, often endangering their own safety to do so. A support page launched on Facebook gained 15,000 members. Reporters Without Borders also took up the call for her release.Doubts about the identity of the blog’s author began to be voiced when a young woman reported that the photo of Amina displayed on the blog had been lifted from her private Facebook account. Investigators at the Electronic Intifada website traced everything back to MacMaster, who initially denied being the blog’s author. After several days of silence and growing controversy, he finally posted his admission two days ago.The Amina affair is now being used by the Syrian regime and its supporters in an attempt to undermine the credibility of the information being posted online by government opponents about the protest movement in Syria and the regime’s violent crackdown.But anonymity helps to ensure safety in Syria and it does in many other countries. In Vietnam, Burma and Iran, bloggers use a false identity to express their views on the Internet because they know that online transparency can be very dangerous. A total of 125 netizens are currently in prison worldwide because of the news or views they posted online.Media all over the world had been quoting from “A Gay Girl in Damascus” ever since the blog’s launch last February. The case is a perfect illustration of the challenges journalists face in verifying information provided by bloggers and social media. But these same bloggers and netizens are often the only source of news and information when the media are prevented from doing their work. Good examples of this have been Astrubal of the blog Nawaat and Lina Ben Mhenni (A Tunisian Girl) during the Tunisian uprising. Receive email alerts Organisation Newscenter_img Follow the news on Syria March 12, 2021 Find out more Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists News March 8, 2021 Find out more to go further Help by sharing this information Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syrialast_img read more

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