AD Classics: Malin “Chemosphere” Residence / John Lautner

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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream AD Classics: Malin “Chemosphere” Residence / John LautnerSave this projectSaveAD Classics: Malin “Chemosphere” Residence / John Lautner Area:  2200 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Houses Save this picture!Written by Adelyn Perez Share Photographs:  Ted VanCleave, trianglemodernisthouses.com, Sara Sackner, laplaces.blogspot.orgText description provided by the architects. Formerly called “the most modern home built in the world” by the Encyclopedia Britannica, the Malin Residence was the stereotypical scientific vision of the future brought to life when it was built by American architect John Lautner in 1960. Built for the client Malin Lautner, a young aircraft engineer, the design of the residence was in fact an engineering challenge due to its location on a forty-five degree slope in an earthquake-prone region. The house, nicknamed the “Chemosphere” hovers 30 feet over the city of Los Angeles resembling a UFO aircraft.Save this picture!© Ted VanCleaveRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemWhen John Lautner was given the site in 1960, there were two common methods for building houses on the difficult sloped land. The ground could be cut to create a level platform or the house could be supported on an open steel framework. Save this picture!PlanThe client, however, had a small budget (only $30,000) so Lautner instead took advantage of the client’s extensive imagination and rejected both structural methods for one that would cost about half of the conventional solution with retaining walls and land drains. Lautner perched the entire one-story octagon on a single 30-foot concrete column, leaving the natural surroundings untouched.Save this picture!Courtesy of John Lautner FoundationSteel struts shoot out from the single column to support the floor of the house. The concrete column, however, is not the element that supports the roof of the residence. It actually does not even continue up into the interior. The inside of the house is a column-free open space. Save this picture!© trianglemodernisthouses.comThe north side of the house contains the public spaces, such as the living room, kitchen, and dining room, and the south side facing the hill slices into 4 bedrooms and a bathroom. At the peak of the house, where the column would have been, Lautner placed a circular rooflight in order to provide lighting in the deepest part of the plan. Under this rooflight there is a fireplace and a sitting area.Save this picture!SectionThe structure of the residence is made of steel and timber, and the roof is supported by curved portal frames of laminated wood. These materials were chosen due to the earthquake zone it’s located in, and the house has actually withstood hurricanes and floods, proving its structure successful. Window openings were placed along the perimeter of the house, and there is even a window on the bottom part of the structure looking over the car port. Save this picture!© Sara SacknerThis car port is the beginning of the entrance to the house. After the car is parked a private furnicular, or an inclined railway, ascends up the slope and lands at a narrow bridge which spans from the ground to the entrance near the kitchen.Save this picture!© Ted VanCleaveLautner’s futuristic “flying saucer” quickly caught the eyes of the Hollywood industry and the house has since appeared in films including Body Double and Charlie’s Angels. The modern icon floats above the city and was named one of the all time top ten houses in Los Angeles.Save this picture!© trianglemodernisthouses.comProject gallerySee allShow lessGoogle Earth Pro 5.2ArticlesAPAP Open School / LOT-EKArticles Share 1960 Projects AD Classics: Malin “Chemosphere” Residence / John Lautner United States Copy+ 13Houses•Los Angeles, United States ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/64345/ad-classics-malin-chemosphere-residence-john-lautner Clipboard Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/64345/ad-classics-malin-chemosphere-residence-john-lautner Clipboard “COPY” Architects: John Lautner Area Area of this architecture project Photographslast_img read more

News agency abandons reporter to her fate as she receives threats in run-up to election

first_img RSF_en Nearly half of UN member countries have obstructed coronavirus coverage KosovoEurope – Central Asia Shala asked Sparkes if it was normal that two PDK members who are being investigated by EULEX on suspicion of corruption and murder should be running in next December’s parliamentary elections, clearly contravening European democratic standards. Sparkes acknowledged that it was not “good for Kosovo’s image.” News News November 17, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 News agency abandons reporter to her fate as she receives threats in run-up to election “Ever since my intervention at the news conference and the publication of my article, I have been getting a lot of very humiliating, threatening and offensive SMS messages from PDK supporters,” Shala said in her written statement, which Reporters Without Borders received. “I am being very clearly warned about what I may write.” “We fully support Shala, who has been very strangely punished for professional conduct that constitutes the very basis of journalism and needs, more than ever, to be welcomed in Kosovo,” Reporters Without Borders added. “We urge the Kosovar media to show their support for her by raising the issues she highlighted as often as possible with the Kosovar and international authorities.” The article that Shala wrote after the news conference was quickly posted on the KosovaPress website but was suddenly removed a few hours later. Shala said the news agency’s management valuated her questions at the news conference were “unprofessional,” “stupid” and “had nothing to do with the election campaign.” She added there was no alternative for her but to leave such a working environment. Reporters Without Borders urges all of the many international bodies that have a presence in Pristina to express their support for Shala and to convey their concern to the Kosovar authorities. European Union special envoy Pieter Cornelis Feith cannot allow journalists to be threatened and sanctioned for covering EULEX’s activities in a professional manner and for doing investigative reporting that is extremely necessary in the newly declared country. Help by sharing this information Organisation Kosovar investigative journalist assaulted in Pristina This case raises serious concerns about the freedom that state and privately-owned media journalists will be allowed in their coverage of the campaign for the December elections. The PDK leadership and Prime Minister Hashim Thaci’s acting government must publicly express their support for Shala and disown the threats. An investigation must also be opened with the aim of identifying those responsible for the SMS messages and ensuring they are severely punished. June 29, 2020 Find out more KosovoEurope – Central Asia August 18, 2017 Find out more Reporters Without Borders roundly condemns the threats and treatment that Sebahate Shala of the KosovaPress agency has received since raising a sensitive issue about two members of the ruling Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) at a news conference that Andy Sparkes, the deputy head of the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX), gave on 12 November. Receive email alerts Follow the news on Kosovo News Concern about investigative reporter’s disappearance in Serbia “The KosovaPress management’s reaction is incomprehensible and unworthy of a profession in which solidarity should be the rule,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Shala’s questions were both justified and very clearly a matter of public interest. Her treatment by the agency was totally unwarranted and clearly motivated by non-journalistic considerations. We urge the KosovaPress management to immediately return her in the agency and to support its journalists when they are threatened in this way.” News June 14, 2018 Find out more to go furtherlast_img read more