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Spelinspektionen has launched a consultation on updated anti-match fixing safeguards, with the Swedish gambling regulator now proposing a limiting betting to the top four divisions of football. Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Spelinspektionen proposes ban on lower league betting 24th April 2020 | By contenteditor Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Legal & compliance Spelinspektionen has launched a consultation on updated anti-match fixing safeguards, with the Swedish gambling regulator now proposing a limiting betting to the top four divisions of football.This would mean operators could only offer bets on the top level Allsvenskan, second-tier Superettan, Division 1 Norra and Södra, and six regional Division 2 leagues.Furthermore, betting on Swedish Cup would be limited to matches featuring teams from the top four tiers. Markets for matches involving foreign clubs would only be permitted when each participating team is from the top four tiers of each country’s footballing pyramid.Operators would only be able to take bets on international matches from under-21 level upwards.Finally, betting on training matches or friendlies would be prohibited entirely. Similar measures could be introduced for other sports, Spelinspektionen added.The proposal comes amid mounting criticism of operators that offer odds on lower level and non-competitive matches in Sweden and overseas. Earlier this month Svenska Spel chief executive Patrik Hofbauer and chairman Erik Strand condemned operators that offered betting on lower-league training matches, and called for a total ban on betting on amateur sports.The restrictions on betting markets would be introduced alongside the measures put forward by the regulator in January this year. This proposal aimed to ban betting on rule violations, – such as yellow cards in football – betting on teams or athletes losing, and betting on individual performances on athletes aged 18 or under.Operator association Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS) was quick to condemn the proposal as “decriminalising match fixing”, though Svenska Spel argued it failed to do enough to prevent match-fixing.International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA), meanwhile, issued a detailed response explaining that there was little evidence the measures would have a discernible impact on protecting sporting integrity. Instead, it warned, the new restrictions could reduce regulated sports betting revenue – while just 8.9% of gamblers bet on rule violations, these players accounted for around 40% of revenue, it said.The consultation, which runs until 6 May, invites BOS, fellow trade body Spelbranschens riksorganisation (Sper), the Swedish Sports Confederation (Riksidrottsförbundet) and Swedish football’s governing body Svenska Fotbollförbundet (SVFF) to comment on the updated proposal.It comes after Sweden’s Minister for Health and Social Affairs Ardalan Shekarabi announced a series of restrictions for online casino. From 1 June until the end of 2020, players will only be permitted to deposit SEK5,000 (£401/€459/$495) each week, while bonuses for newly registered players will be limited to SEK100.BOS immediately criticised the controls as liable to increase migration from regulated to unregulated sites, while the European Gaming and Betting Association echoed this assessment in its response. Email Address Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter
Casino operator Penn National Gaming (PNG) has raised $982.1m (£766.1m/€839.4m) through a public offering of shares, with the proceeds to be used to fund its online betting and gaming expansion plans. Finance Read the full story on iGB North America. Regions: US Penn National Gaming public offering hits $982.1m target 30th September 2020 | By Aaron Noy PNG president and chief executive Jay Snowden said funds generated through the offering will be used to support its omni-channel strategy, with a core focus on the Barstool Sports brand. Launched last week, the offering saw a total of 16.1m shares of common stock in PNG made available, at a public price of $61.00 per share. The offering comprised 14m shares of initial common stock and 2.1m of common stock issued pursuant to the option granted the underwriters. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Finance Email Address
Niger Insurance Plc (NIGERI.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Niger Insurance Plc (NIGERI.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Niger Insurance Plc (NIGERI.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Niger Insurance Plc (NIGERI.ng) 2019 annual report.Company ProfileNiger Insurance Plc is a life and general insurance company in Nigeria underwriting all classes of insurance. Life insurance products include endowment policies, group life, mortgage protection and term assurances. Non-life insurance products range from aviation hull and liability and fire and special perils to public liability insurance, professional indemnity and workmen compensation insurance. The company also markets products under the brand name Niger Cash, Niger Flexible Investment Assurance, Niger Mutual Halal, Niger Personal Pension and Savings. Founded in 1962 and formerly known as The Niger Insurance Company Limited, the company changed its name to Niger Insurance Plc in 1989. The company has a sound reinsurance treaties with reinsurance companies led by Swiss Re. Niger Insurance Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Niger Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Regency Alliance Insurance Plc (REGALI.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Regency Alliance Insurance Plc reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the Regency Alliance Insurance Plc company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading Liquidity The total indicative share trading liquidity for Regency Alliance Insurance Plc (REGALI.ng) in the past 12 months, as of 4th June 2021, is US$602.47K (NGN233.61M). An average of US$50.21K (NGN19.47M) per month.Regency Alliance Insurance Plc Interim Results for the Half Year DocumentCompany ProfileRegency Alliance Insurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to cover all classes of non-life insurance. The company also has business interests in property investments in the form of real estate development and leasing, finance leasing, retail and microfinance banking and vehicle tracking and fleet management services. Regency Alliance Insurance Plc covers aviation, bonds, goods in transit, motor vehicles, employer’s liability, plant and industrial all-risk, marine, oil and energy, contractor all-risk, director’s liability, fidelity guaranty, professional indemnity, public liability, erection all-risk, machinery breakdown, business interruption, burglary, personal accident and fire and special perils insurance as well as occupier’s and builder’s liability, healthcare professionals, motor third party insurance and property and family protection insurance. RIC Properties & Investment Limited is a subsidiary of Regency Alliance Insurance Plc. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Regency Alliance Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
See all posts by Paul Summers Paul Summers has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. This FTSE 250 growth stock is at a record high. I’d still buy Grab your free report – while it’s online. As investors, we’re taught to always ‘buy low, sell high’. Today however, I’m focusing on a FTSE 250 stock that I’d still be willing to buy even as its share price sits at a record high.FTSE 250 winnerIt didn’t require a crystal ball to know that today’s results from pet products retailer Pets At Home (LSE: PETS) were going to be impressive. Despite the disruption caused by the pandemic, the huge demand for furry (and not so furry) companions over multiple UK lockdowns was a clear boon to the company.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Total revenue grew 7.9% to just over £1.14bn for the year to 25 March. Unsurprisingly, the vast majority of this came from the firm’s retail arm. Here, sales rose 8.7% to top £1bn for the first time.Elsewhere, the company’s veterinary division also played its part with revenue climbing 1.6% over the year. Like-for-like revenue growth came in at 7.9%. Things get a little more complicated when we get to the bottom line. While the £87.5m of underlying pre-tax profit was ahead of expectations, it still came in 6.4% lower than the previous year. However, this is after roughly £30m of Covid-related costs and the repayment of almost £29m of business rates relief are taken into account. The good news didn’t stop there.Strong outlookAccording to the FTSE 250 member, the “strong momentum” seen in the previous financial year has continued into the new one. As such, Pets predicts that underlying pre-tax profit in FY22 will come in between £120m and £130m. Of course, there are still risks. The potential for new variants of the coronavirus to impact on daily life can’t be dismissed, even if Pets believes it will be able to respond to its customers “with minimal disruption“. As confident as it is of also growing market share and becoming “the best pet care business in the world“, one needs to keep things in perspective. Pet care remains a highly competitive industry. 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LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Dream debut: Brendon O’Connor goes over for a try against Stade Francais at Welford Road Matt Kvesic and Will Fraser have been touted to challenge Chris Robshaw for a post-World Cup berth at openside. More of the same from O’Connor and he will join that category of genuine contenders.Thank you to BT Sport for the match footage. …and O’Connor is on hand to receive an offload on the inside:This understanding is all the more impressive given O’Connor’s lack of game-time alongside his new colleagues. And there was another piece of cooperation to a turnover on the half-hour mark.Double-teamingDespite spending the majority of the opening period defending, Stade found themselves 8-0 ahead. A penalty handed them territory and there was a chance to build more pressure. Then O’Connor pounced:After handing off Cole and Tom Youngs, Sylvain Nicolas is cut down:Before the Stade support arrives, O’Connor does not have to adhere to ruck regulations. He blocks Nicolas’ attempt to pass backwards……deflecting the ball upwards where Tom Youngs can complete the turnover:A similar play got Leicester off the mark.Risk rewardedOne of Richie McCaw‘s defining traits over 148 All Blacks appearances has been how he has challenged the way referees interpret the ruck area.After this O’Connor turnover……which led to a try for Vereniki Goneva……BT pundit Brian O’Driscoll queried the legality of O’Connor’s actions. He argued, by this law definition, that a ruck had been formed prior to him scooping the ball off the deck:It is certainly close. From this angle, we can see Smith engaging with Stade hooker Laurent Panis as O’Connor is bending to pick up the ball.Another vantage point shows O’Connor’s steal to occur almost simultaneously to the ruck forming:Referee Lacey is forced into a decision and sides with Leicester. O’Connor pushes the envelope and pulls off a try-scoring, streetwise pilfer.More link workPopping up in midfield from an overthrown Stade lineout, O’Connor exhibits his handling skills and comfort with ball in hand with a simple take-and give:Receiving a pass from Owen Williams……he straightens to draw Parisse before putting the effervescent Smith into space:After half-time, O’Connor became even more conspicuous.Try on Tigers debutBeing in the right place at the right time is rarely coincidental in rugby. Opportunism and work-rate is a healthy combination, and O’Connor profited from both seconds into the second half:As Ben Youngs kicks, O’Connor is stationed on the fringe of the ruck:Even so, he makes up the ground to capitalise on the confusion caused by Adam Thompstone and Mike Fitzgerald. His pick-up at pace is exquisite:O’Connor was on hand from the next restart to keep Leicester in the ascendancy, intercepting a kick that did not go the required 10 metres and driving up beyond halfway:Around 10 minutes later, nimble footwork and deceptive power force a penalty from Stade following this O’Connor carry:Ben Youngs would tap, go and seal Leicester’s bonus point, something that could prove vital in the final shake-up of a pool that also includes Munster.The ensuing restart offered a final image of O’Connor’s perpetual motion.Parting shotAlready involved in four turnovers by this point, O’Connor made it five here:The most striking thing about this sequence is O’Connor’s energy. He begins on the 10-metre line……and back-pedals to lift Barrow:O’Connor then slips to the right of the breakdown to shield Ben Youngs from any potential charge-downs:Clearance made, he tears towards Hugo Bonneval. Tom Youngs makes a tackle on the Stade full-back and O’Connor is over the ball……and fights hard to stay on his feet and provide a target for Marcos Ayerza to latch on and drive through:When the ball emerges, it is on the Tigers side:Cockerill’s note of caution on O’Connor’s international prospects was totally understandable. Earning the respect of everyone at Welford Road – fans, players and back-room staff – has to be the primary priority.But this was more than merely a promising beginning. It was a classy performance from a clever player dripping in qualities that England need, namely influential breakdown nous. Leicester Tigers gave an emphatic statement on Friday night with their 33-20 European Champions Cup defeat of Stade Francais at Welford Road. And an assertion of intent was uttered with a New Zealand accent.Attacking with pace and ambition in an unmistakable two-wave structure, the hosts displayed all the hallmarks of new head coach Aaron Mauger.Perennially underrated Matt Smith was excellent at inside centre, marrying an unfussy but effective passing game with pure tenacity. Close-season signings Mike Williams and Lachlan McCaffrey brought muscle and industry. Brendon O’Connor made his club debut too.In 15 Super 15 outings for a struggling Blues outfit earlier this year, he had accumulated 148 tackles, 104 carries and 15 turnovers. The 26 year-old went toe-to-toe with all-action Ardie Savea in last month’s ITM Championship final, helping his side Hawke’s Bay to a thrilling 26-25 win over Wellington. Via a grandmother, O’Connor also qualifies for England.After Friday’s match, Richard Cockerill branded talk of a Test role “premature”. For now, that may be true. Even so, charged with succeeding Julian Salvi in a line of superb Leicester opensides, O’Connor delivered an outstanding performance to begin life as a Tiger. Here is a run-down of his contributions.Testing the waterO’Connor proved an utter nuisance at the tackle area from the first kick-off. Follow him here as Morne Steyn fields from Owen Williams:Typically combative, Tom Youngs rushes up to execute the first hit. On the shoulder of his hooker, O’Connor challenges for the ball.He is shunted away by the combined clear-out of Patrick Sio and Meyer Bosman but, as the slideshow below demonstrates, he bounces out into the defensive line:This trend, of returning to his feet and getting back into the game quickly, continues throughout O’Connor’s showing.Resourcing rucksDuring the World Cup, Australia‘s trio of Scott Fardy, Michael Hooper and David Pocock were lauded for disrupting opposition breakdowns. Just as important to the Wallabies’ results though, was fast ruck-speed – recycling possession rapidly.Here, following up as Mike Williams carries strongly, O’Connor darts over the ball to allow Ben Youngs a pristine platform:A few phases later, Mat Tait finds himself caught in a far weaker position. The full-back is shackled behind the gain-line and seems to be isolated from any support.Thankfully for Tigers, O’Connor is on hand to help out:Bypassing the front line of runners, Owen Williams hits Tait in behind:The Stade defence reads the pattern well. However, O’Connor adjusts his angle as Tait beats the first defender……and latches on, almost sling-shotting his teammate through contact……before straddling the ball, shielding it from any counter-ruckers to ensure Leicester can remain on the attack:Cockerill spoke to the BT Sport commentators midway through the first half and suggested O’Connor was feeling his way into the game. In truth, his subtle interventions just kept coming throughout his 65-minute shift.Moving it awayTop 14 champions Stade had decent field position from this lineout, but Pascal Pape spilled at the tail.Following a slick pick-up from Dan Cole, O’Connor’s unselfish transfer to Owen Williams allows a key decision-maker some space:Seemingly innocuous, the short pass sums up the flanker’s entire showing – unselfish and under the radar, yet essential to the side’s success.Assisting turnoversFelling 13 runners, O’Connor was the top tackler in the game alongside Stade centre Bosman. An afore-mentioned habit of rebounding off the floor certainly aided that tally.As Sergio Parisse surges off this early scrum, the openside scurries across to scythe down the Italy legend:Crucially, he is on his feet in the guard position before Stade scrum-half Julien Dupuy can move the ball away:This means O’Connor is free to contribute from the next phase:The step-by-step diagrams below show how Stade establish a mini maul and lock Paul Gabrillagues breaks away. As Mike Williams tackles him high, looking to wrap up the ball, O’Connor goes low.The ex-Blue then stands up before the ruck has formed, adopting the space in behind the tackle and obstructing Sio, who is looking to resource the ruck.This gives Mike Williams a window to clasp onto ball unchallenged. Though Dupuy taps O’Connor in frustration and urges referee John Lacey to award a penalty to his team, the Irish official instead pings Gabrillagues for holding onto the ball on the floor:Mike Williams forced a similar infringement as Stade pressed five minutes later, swooping to capitalise on a good counter-ruck from Owen Williams:The former Worcester Warrior would probably have been strong enough to secure the turnover on his own, but a shunt from O’Connor certainly adds ballast:Before the first quarter had elapsed, Leicester’s latest number seven offered another glimpse of what he will bring.Defensive decision-making and spoilingTries for Julien Tomas and Paul Williams featured fine offloading and underlined Stade’s ability to score from long range. Indeed, they truly stretched Tigers at times.Without O’Connor’s efforts on this occasion, the Parisians might have plundered another five-pointer:The first thing to note is the decision to jam onto ball-carrier Gabrillagues. Given there were seven more Stade players to the left and only Peter Betham opposite them, O’Connor nullifies a glaring overlap with a ball-and-all tackle:Once more, he rolls towards the opposition posts and rises, Once more, Sio is the obstructed Stade player in support:As Sio drives through, O’Connor sticks out a leg and forces the ball loose:In plain view of referee Lacey, this is a cynical infringement that buys Leicester time to reorganise their defence. Its subtlety ensured that O’Connor escaped unpunished. Such intelligence also punctuated Tigers’ attack.Thinking aheadLast week, Cockerill highlighted O’Connor’s ability to ‘link’; to ensure continuity on the back of shrewd support play. Anticipation is a fundamental quality in all of this, and one first-half lineout emphasised as much:As Ben Youngs finds Smith to set up a midfield move, watch O’Connor:While Smith passes to Owen Williams behind Betham, he heads infield in front of the ball, moving to where he expects the play to end up:The calculated gamble is vindicated when Owen Williams makes a half-break… An intelligent, athletic performance from Leicester Tigers’ England-qualified openside Brendon O’Connor caught the eye on Friday evening.
Mt Pleasant Home / Allfrey + South Architects “COPY” Year: New Zealand Houses Photographs: Stephen Goodenough Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Mt Pleasant Home / Allfrey + South ArchitectsSave this projectSaveMt Pleasant Home / Allfrey + South Architects Manufacturers: James Hardie Australia, APL NZ, James Hardie, Rosenfeld KidsonArchitecture:Cymon Allfrey, Don RoyStructural Engineer:TM Consultants LimitedInterior Architecture:Detailed by Davinia SuttonInternal Colors And Finishes::Jane SwinardLandscape Design:Sharon CroftsBuilder:Trevor Hone Builders LimitedCity:ChristchurchCountry:New ZealandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Stephen GoodenoughRecommended ProductsDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsText description provided by the architects. This home is sited in a semi-rural environment, high on a spur of Christchurch’s Port Hills featuring panoramic views from the Southern Alps to the west, through the Kaikoura Range to the north, to Scarborough to the east. Our brief was to create a modern family home that considered the harsh, wind-swept environment. We were to capture the dramatic vast views and provide the diversity of planning to create sheltered courtyards for outdoor living in most conditions.Save this picture!© Stephen GoodenoughArchitecturally there was a desire to let the home cascade down the hill allowing most rooms direct access to the gardens and to anchor the home to the ground.Twin pavilions create two primary living terraces on the hill. A central link is rotated to disrupt the order of the home and to aid in achieving a better north-west aspect to the lower pavilion and a widened view from the rear pavilion. A third pavilion is placed above the home containing utility spaces and providing a bulk of building to protect from the strong southerly winter storms.Save this picture!Cross SectionSave this picture!© Stephen GoodenoughDuring the design process, the concept was conceived that the roof could lie on the hill like a leaf on a flat surface (a juxtaposition between a geometrically flat surface and the organic ‘flat’ surface of a leaf). A single pitch roof was placed over the two pavilions and in critical places, edges of the building are chamfered which along with the rotation of the lower pavilion form a dynamic parapet line and variation in internal volume.Save this picture!© Stephen GoodenoughThe program of the home is organized around a central gallery space with transverse corridors and living spaces placed akin to the relationship between the mid-rib and vein of a leaf. Formal and informal living spaces are grouped to allow a strong connection between the family unit (the typical occupant). Interconnecting doors allow a degree of separation to be achieved where necessary. Sleeping spaces are placed in the higher living pavilion providing for acoustic separation to the general living rooms.Save this picture!© Stephen GoodenoughThree main exterior courts are placed adjacent to living rooms to allow one to move with the tracking of the sun and to offer some protection from the prevailing easterly breeze or the less frequent (but more severe) north-westerly and southerly winds. Externally the home is clad in a random width, vertical cedar board. This along with the muted grey, low reflectivity palate have been selected, anchor the home to the site and to the rural context.Project gallerySee allShow lessConstructing the Curriculum: William McDonough’s Cradle to Cradle Building to Inspir…Unbuilt Project20 Amazing Images of Architecture as Seen from the Sky: The Best Photos of the WeekArticles Share CopyHouses•Christchurch, New Zealand “COPY” Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/880113/mt-pleasant-home-cymon-allfrey-architects Clipboard Area: 300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Stephen Goodenough+ 17 Share Architects: Allfrey + South Architects Area Area of this architecture project Projects ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/880113/mt-pleasant-home-cymon-allfrey-architects Clipboard 2016 CopyAbout this officeAllfrey + South ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesChristchurchNew ZealandPublished on September 24, 2017Cite: “Mt Pleasant Home / Allfrey + South Architects” 24 Sep 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Year: 2017 “COPY” Area: 195 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Housing Montes Housing / Héctor SolórzanoSave this projectSaveMontes Housing / Héctor Solórzano Projects ArchDaily Photographs Save this picture!© Rafael Palacios+ 20Curated by Clara Ott Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/918638/montes-housing-hector-solorzano Clipboard Photographs: Rafael PalaciosProject:Héctor Solórzano Flores, María de la Paz González SevillaCity:GuadalajaraCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Rafael PalaciosRecommended ProductsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumText description provided by the architects. The growth of the urban sprawl in the metropolitan area of Guadalajara, Mexico and its low density of inhabitants per square meter has contributed to environmental deterioration, economic expenses and the low quality of life of its inhabitants. Viviendas Montes is a proposal for the insertion of architecture just two kilometers away from the Historic Center of Guadalajara, designed to adapt to two separate dwellings.Save this picture!© Rafael PalaciosSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Rafael PalaciosThe bet is to take advantage of the existing construction, in addition to its privileged location, due to its proximity to services and public transport. This contributes to a lower impact on the use of construction materials and encourages residents to use less private vehicles in their transfers. The design concept is initially introspective and porticado in its frontal path. Its main function is to protect homes from sunrays, dust, and urban noise.Save this picture!© Rafael PalaciosIn addition, the proposal considers ample natural interior lighting, with visuals abroad studied. The program includes two separate homes with two bedrooms, living room, kitchen, laundry room, two bathrooms, patio, garden, and garages. The distribution of the main spaces is oriented towards the connection with central patio and garden. The patio and garden in the two levels work at the same time as spaces of the transition of light and natural ventilation.Save this picture!© Rafael PalaciosSave this picture!Longitudinal SectionSave this picture!© Rafael PalaciosProject gallerySee allShow lessArchitecture For Exhibition: Lectures And Internships With International Architectur…Lecture SeriesGomis 34 Office / MESURASelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Guadalajara, Jal., MexicoLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyHousing•Guadalajara, Mexico Montes Housing / Héctor Solórzano ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/918638/montes-housing-hector-solorzano Clipboard Mexico Architects: Héctor Solórzano Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this officeHéctor SolórzanoOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingGuadalajaraMexicoPublished on June 10, 2019Cite: “Montes Housing / Héctor Solórzano” [Viviendas Montes / Héctor Solórzano] 10 Jun 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Wei Bao ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/934825/roof-house-bwao Clipboard Architects: BWAO Area Area of this architecture project Roof House / BWAO Manufacturers: Bolon, DuPont, DBS 2019 Houses China Year: “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/934825/roof-house-bwao Clipboard CopyHouses•Beijing, China Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Design Team:Wei Bao, Minglei Chen, Shan Li, Tanyu HuangStructural Engineering:Yangyong SangMEP:Yunfeng Hang, Chengwu Tang, Deliao WeiLighting Consultant:Xuanyu ZhouContractor:Beijing JHYHS ConstructionCarpentry:Beijing Fudesai Wood IndustryCity:BeijingCountry:ChinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!north side. Image Courtesy of BWAOText description provided by the architects. The client is a tech company that occupies an entire office building. The office building rooftop has great corner views, either to the city or to the mountains in the background. A rooftop house is built to take advantage of this as well as providing a home-like space for staff members.Existing Conditions. The site is on the rooftop of a five-story office building with a dimension of 33mx25m in the plan. Surrounded by a 1.2-meter high parapet at the periphery, the only built structures on top is a T shaped shed that houses staircase and elevator equipment, and a series of air vents that puncture through the floor slab.Save this picture!southwest side. Image Courtesy of BWAODesign Strategy. To maximize the building volume and to be unnoticeable from the street level, the building mass is offset from the parapet boundary. The outer limit of the building is shaped by this restriction and locations of existing air vents.Save this picture!southeast side. Image Courtesy of BWAOIn order to have an unobstructed view over the parapet, the entire building mass is elevated for one meter, gaining a vantage point out to the open for all activities happening inside.The new building plan matches the T shaped shed with a U configuration. The western portion houses programs such as kitchen, dining, bar, and lounge. The eastern portion has a tea house and a living room, relatively private in terms of usage. The middle portion is comprised of service programs such as a mechanical room and a bathroom.Save this picture!corner window. Image Courtesy of BWAOSave this picture!lounge. Image Courtesy of BWAOFour distinctive windows are placed at four corners to provide different viewing experiences to the outside sceneries. Three courtyards are introduced to create inner views as well: a tree yard to the west, a water yard to the East, and a sun yard in the middle. These courtyards bring natural elements such as light and shadow further into the house.Save this picture!living room. Image Courtesy of BWAOSave this picture!kitchen. Image Courtesy of BWAOSave this picture!bar. Image Courtesy of BWAOStructural Strategy. In order to elevate the building for one meter, a new datum is established on the existing roof structure. This new floor structure is anchored to the main beams and columns at the floor below, allowing the house structures to grow freely on this new platform.Save this picture!water court. Image Courtesy of BWAOThe cavity space in-between the new floor plate and existing roof not only helps with the thermal performance of the new house but also provide depth for the earth and water features of the courtyards and space for air vents that feed into the rooms.Save this picture!tree court. Image Courtesy of BWAOBuilding Material. The main building structure is steel, with CMU blocks as wall infill. Insulation foam panels are applied to the exterior with plaster and paint as the final finish. The interior is furnished with wood floors and plastered ceiling and walls. Due to a tight budget, the visual interests are focused on views into the courtyards and out to the landscape, rather than on exquisite materials.Save this picture!mountain view. Image Courtesy of BWAOProject gallerySee allShow lessMade in Madrid! Giftshop and Tourist Point / Izaskun Chinchilla ArchitectsSelected ProjectsThe Coral Villa / HUNI ArchitectesSelected Projects Share Save this picture!northwest side. Image Courtesy of BWAO+ 24Curated by 韩爽 – HAN Shuang Share “COPY” Lead Architect: Area: 180 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Projects Roof House / BWAOSave this projectSaveRoof House / BWAO CopyAbout this officeBWAOOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBeijingOn FacebookChinaPublished on March 08, 2020Cite: “Roof House / BWAO” 07 Mar 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.