Beloura House IV / Estúdio Urbano

first_img Lead Architects: Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 26Curated by Martita Vial Share Manufacturers: Lunawood, Sapa Building System International NV, Schneider Electric, Sto, Carpintaria Lucas Photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Beloura House IV / Estúdio Urbano CopyHouses•Portugal Products translation missing: Portugal “COPY” Year:  Architects: Estúdio Urbano Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1165 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Beloura House IV / Estúdio UrbanoSave this projectSaveBeloura House IV / Estúdio Urbanocenter_img Products used in this ProjectLouvers / ShuttersLunawoodThermowood BattensConsultants:Pórtico Vertical EngContractor:Eixos SimétricosCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGText description provided by the architects. In a plot without great interest, nor characteristics that make it more remarkable, one can see, in the distance, the ocean and the palace of Sintra.Through the 2000m2 of land, a complex and extensive program for a single family dwelling was distributed; spreaded over 3 floors, the lower floor with a big leisure area, the ground floor comprehending the social areas and the upper floor reserved for the rooms.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGFrom the street the volume of the upper floor appears as a large box, suspended in the void and resting on long walls that extend from the interior. On the ground floor wide windows open the facade allowing the desired reading of continuity of the wall.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe look lingers on and stretches over the distant landscape. On the upper floor, the rooms are protected from the outside by the expressive wooden brise soleil allowing the desired quietness.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!South ElevationSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe garden privileges native species and seeks to create different environments that could be an extension of the interior space on the outside. The passage of time will bring the necessary consolidation of the planted species.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Mill House / Wingårdh ArkitektkontorSelected ProjectsLa Villette Sports Complex / Atelier Féret & Frechon ArchitectesSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2019 “COPY” Houses Photographs ArchDaily Alain Gameiro, Ana Duarte ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects CopyAbout this officeEstúdio UrbanoOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPortugalPublished on March 05, 2019Cite: “Beloura House IV / Estúdio Urbano” 05 Mar 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsCabinetsFlorenseCabinet – FloAirWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagStair Railing – CELLON®LightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAHigh Speed Hand Dryers – Aerix+BoardsForestOneLaminate – EGGER laminatesAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Metal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightAccolade Wall Light at River Dental OfficeBricksStröherClinker Brick Slips – StiltreuMore 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

Indonesia’s Q1 current account deficit narrows as imports fall

first_imgIndonesia’s current account deficit narrowed in the first quarter of this year as imports fell and the deficit in services dwindled amid the coronavirus pandemic, Bank Indonesia (BI) announced on Wednesday.Southeast Asia’s biggest economy recorded a current account deficit (CAD) of US$3.9 billion, or 1.4 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) in this year’s first three months, down from 2.8 percent of GDP in the previous quarter.Meanwhile, the balance of payments (BoP) was on the deficit side of $8.5 billion in the first quarter, following a $4.3 billion surplus in the fourth quarter. “The improved trade balance was due to falling imports as domestic demand slowed. This reduced the impact of falling exports because of global economic contraction,” the central bank said in a statement.Read also: Bank Indonesia to provide liquidity for banks involved in loan restructuring“Meanwhile, the deficit in services improved following a lower deficit in transportation services due to falling imports despite a decreased surplus in travel services.”Indonesia’s import value dropped 3.69 percent in the first quarter to $39.17 billion, Statistics Indonesia (BPS) data showed, resulting in a trade surplus of $2.62 billion as exports grew 2.91 percent to $41.79 billion. At the same time, financial and capital accounts recorded a $2.9 billion deficit in the January-March period, compared with the previous quarter’s $12.6 billion surplus, following a jump in capital outflows as global investors dumped risky assets over fears of the pandemic.BI recorded net outflows of $5.7 billion in the first quarter but capital started flowing in during April to May 14, resulting in $4.1 billion of net inflows.“Going forward, we see that imports tend to keep decelerating more than exports due to a halt in some investment and production activities amid the COVID-19 pandemic,” Bank Mandiri chief economist Andry Asmoro wrote in a research note.Read also: Indonesia posts trade deficit in April as exports, imports plunge“In consequence, this may continue to improve Indonesia’s trade balance, thus shrinking the CAD this year,” he added. Mandiri estimated the full year CAD would be around 1.81 percent of GDP versus 2.72 percent last year.BI on Tuesday projected that the CAD would hover at below 2 percent of GDP throughout this year from between 2.5 and 3 percent previously expected.The central bank on Tuesday also decided to hold its benchmark interest rate at 4.5 percent as it worked to support the financial system stability, defying market expectation of a 25 basis point cut.“We find it difficult to comprehend that BI decided to hold rates as economic growth proxies pointed to severe deterioration, while stability indicators such as current account balance signal improvement in rupiah fundamentals,” Bahana Sekuritas economists wrote in a research note on Wednesday.“Our sense here is that BI sees the future interest-rate direction in Indonesia as a moving target depending on COVID-19 developments,” they added.Read also: Bank Indonesia holds rate to safeguard financial market stabilityThe narrowed current account deficit and agenda to bolster the domestic economy will support the central bank’s agenda to have an accommodative monetary policy stance going forward, Andry said.“Factors limiting a further policy rate cut are potential risk on BoP in 2020, specifically from the financial account that may affect rupiah exchange rate stability and a surge in budget deficit to 6.27 percent of GDP,” Andry said. “We see that to ensure adequate liquidity in order to support domestic economic recovery, BI will look to quantitative easing measures.”Topics :last_img read more

USC fosters community for international students

first_imgSince 2002, USC has enrolled more international students than any other school in the United States. According to the Institute of International Education’s Open Doors Report, published last year, USC was ranked No. 1 in international student attendance with a total of 9,840. As recently as 2010, the number was just 7,987, indicating a 23 percent increase in international student enrollment at the university.A number of factors have contributed to USC’s growing international student population. USC’s strong reputation both nationally and internationally, along with the university’s global recruiting from USC offices in regions such as Beijing, Brazil, Hong Kong, India, Korea, Mexico, Shanghai and Taiwan, have kept USC a popular option abroad. Alumni living overseas also regularly hold luncheons, happy hours and professional mixers for admitted students in different cities around the world.On campus, the Office of International Services is a resource center that helps international students achieve their academic, personal and professional goals, and make the most of their USC experience.Anne Kaufman, assistant director at the OIS, said the OIS supports international students during their transition to            full-time students in the United States.“OIS provides a wide range of social, cultural, immigration and career-related services and programs to meet the needs of the international student and scholar population at USC,” Kaufman said. “For example, each year, OIS matches over 200 students with families in the Los Angeles area to share a traditional Thanksgiving dinner together. Families invite students into their homes and teach them about this typical American experience. This program is a highlight for students during their time at USC. Many of the students and families remain friendly after the event.”Kaufman also said that the office organizes multiple social events throughout the year for international students.“OIS also participates in the U.S. Department of State’s International Education Week,” she said. “During this week, OIS collaborates with the International Students’ Assembly to provide cultural programs and events. In 2013, OIS hosted an International Fashion Show where students modeled traditional dress from their country, as well as a henna event, in which students from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh demonstrated the beautiful art of painting henna designs on the hands and arms of other students.”Apart from OIS, each year the International Student Association hosts its annual International Food Fair, which brings together fine cuisine and culture from an array of different countries around the world.In recent years, as the international student body continues to grow, a few countries have stood out significantly in terms of growth. China has grown by dramatic leaps and bounds to become the leader in international student enrollment at USC, taking the top spot from India in 2010. The university is also seeking ways to expand in Latin America, having opened an office in Sao Paulo, Brazil last year.“The University of Southern California community is eager to build even stronger ties with Brazil and to lay a solid foundation for long-standing, mutually beneficial collaborations,” said University President C. L. Max Nikias in an official statement following the opening. “Brazil will play a particularly vital role in these partnerships, given its strategic location in the Pacific Rim and USC’s ambition to attract the world’s most talented and creative students.”The  top majors for international students in 2013 differ between the graduate and undergraduate levels. Graduate enrollment was very high for international students in computer science and engineering while undergraduate’s top choices for majors were business administration, accounting and economics. This only offers a glimpse into the most common majors for international students, while a wide variety of concentrations include international students as well.Nigar Rasulova, a native of Azerbaijan who is a first-year graduate student at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and pursuing a graduate certificate from the Marshall School of Business, enjoys the campus environment.“I like the fact that international students are being treated on the same terms as domestic students and are required to comply with the highest standards of the university. For example, one will be required to not only write grammatically correct but also stylistically as well,” Rasulova said.One issue that international students must face is the reality of what to do following the completion of their studies. All international students are entitled to a 12-month work authorization following graduation, with STEM majors getting an additional 17 months for a total of 29 months given the demand for employees with these degrees in the United States.The real challenge is one that many domestic students find themselves in right now as well: finding and obtaining a full-time job. Being an international student, however, can provide more barriers.“In order to remain in the U.S. long-term you need an employer to sponsor an H1-B visa, which can be difficult in the current job market,” said Huaye Deng, who graduated in December with a bachelor’s in accounting. “However, the benefits of a USC degree cannot be understated and I was able to find a full-time job only two months after graduation in Beverly Hills.”last_img read more