Beijing ‘Tsuo’ / Wonder Architects

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects Beijing ‘Tsuo’ / Wonder ArchitectsSave this projectSaveBeijing ‘Tsuo’ / Wonder Architects China “COPY” Beijing ‘Tsuo’ / Wonder Architects Save this picture!© Haiting Sun+ 32 Share Year:  CopyAbout this officeWonder ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentHutongBeijingRenovationCourtyardChinese ArchitectureXicheng QuWonder ArchitectsChinaPublished on November 23, 2017Cite: “Beijing ‘Tsuo’ / Wonder Architects” 23 Nov 2017. 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 Houses Architects: Wonder Architects Area Area of this architecture project 2017 Area:  100 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses, Refurbishment•Xicheng Qu, China ArchDaily Photographs:  Haiting Sun, Qipeng ZhuSave this picture!Entrance. Image © Haiting SunText description provided by the architects. What Tsuo is presented, is a wonderland fabricated by architects. In reality, we are far yet to break away from this crowded city, not even transcend spacial boundary of the villa. Nevertheless, like all our ancestors did, we are seeking to explore a new means of explana-tion in this confined space.——Wonder ArchitectsSave this picture!Interior courtyards. Image © Haiting SunThe spatial tricks that Beijingers play withBeijing is a city that lacks architectural variety. From modern apartment buildings to traditional villas, architects decorate this huge void city with limited building types. As a result, People living in Beijing developed numerous methods to expand their spatial experience by constructing gardens in their courtyards, building forts at vacant spaces, and also using wood panels to separate spaces. To the least, people hang drawings of natural sceneries on their walls to create complexity to their living environment.Save this picture!Interaction between the rocks and our living space. Image © Haiting SunCreating an unconventional layout in an ordinary building becomes a prevailing trick among Beijingners. The site of the project is in the west suite of a traditional villa, while there are thousands of those in Beijing! The suite is surrounded by walls, making it a garden within gardens.Save this picture!Collecting’ views. Image © Haiting SunWe redesigned the spatial layout of the suite into different units. For every unit, each inte-rior and exterior space is reconstructed. For example, filling courtyard with buildings or en-larging garden by giving it more interior space. By dividing one vertical space into multiples or twisting the counterpoint relationship between space and landscape, we are trying to ex-plore the boundary possibility with space variation.Save this picture!The west suite after reconstructionAfter the reconstruction of each space, we recombined them to form a new set of spatial narrative experiences. The new construction creates such extreme contrast to the original one that leads the visitors into a spatial adventure, forgetting they are situated in the dim west suite.Save this picture!The reconstructed interior area. Image © Haiting SunSave this picture!Section of the reconstructionSave this picture!Marks of progressions over time. Image © Haiting SunUnder limited dimensions, we wanted to demonstrate the tendency of using functional space to ‘collect’ views and deliberately creating unconventional views of Beijing in our daily scenes. It is considered that the views and spaces are correspondent in this build-ing and it is inevitable to savor the views.Save this picture!The reconstructed interior area. Image © Haiting SunSave this picture!Section of the reconstructionSave this picture!The views corresponding with the space. Image © Haiting SunDuring the process of renovation, we tried to keep the layers of progression within the building. From the rough reconstruction done in the early periods, to the random fix-tures that took place later, all the reversions were kept, leaving the trace of the time del-icately captured in this building. By using white dry walls and white reconstructions, we marked our influences to this building and we are ready for someone else to do the same all over again.Save this picture!’Collecting’ views. Image © Haiting SunIt is intentional to blur the line between the interior and the exterior. For example, we placed groups of rocks all over the courtyard, creating coincidental collisions between architecture and nature. The rocks resembled mountains and canyons, like the building was built at the bottom of a quiet, peaceful valley.Save this picture!The views corresponding with the space. Image © Haiting SunEven with the help of modern day technology, it was not much easier for us to transport a piece of rock that weighted three tons than in 18th century.Save this picture!Interaction between the rocks and our living space. 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Portraits of vanished Indian life

first_imgIn 1879, three years after Gen. George Armstrong Custer died in battle at the Little Bighorn, Harvard purchased two albums of photographs that included rare images of an American Indian world that was even then vanishing rapidly.Assembled by the U.S. Department of the Interior in 1877, these two volumes were intended to partially document the Indians of North America since the 1850s. Among the 1,005 images are photos of costumes, crafts, and dwellings — but especially of warriors, wives, maidens, children, and chiefs.In an email, Castle McLaughlin, associate curator of North American ethnography at Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, called the photos of the chiefs “very rare and in most cases virtually unique images of some of the most important Plains leaders of their day.”“These albums constitute important primary-source materials,” Robert Burton, Harvard Library cataloger for photographs, said in an email. From his post at the Weissman Preservation Center, he rewrote the albums’ original descriptions from 1879, which were scant and incomplete.Burton said the albums’ images support the idea of “the white man’s Indian,” a concept explored in historian Robert F. Berkhofer Jr.’s 1979 book of the same title. Under that explanation, white racism is evident in the doubleness of Indian portrayals going back to the days of Columbus. Depicted are only noble savages or bloodthirsty heathens. The first seem worthy of submission; the second require submission.Photographs have been mounted in albums since the 1840s, said Burton, and Harvard collections include many such holdings of “scientific, expeditionary, or ethnographic photographs.” Since many other collections have been lost or little studied, Burton said that makes the Harvard albums important to historians.Captive Bannocks, Camp Brown, Wyoming Territory, October 1878. Disaffected, they had escaped from a reservation in Idaho and were captured by Shoshones cooperating with federal soldiers. Their names are emblematic of cultural transition: Frank (from top left to bottom right), Dick, Na-Pe-Oho, Wigwam, Joe, Wasta-Wana (Indian Tom), Markomah, and John. Sequence 234, Vol. 2.“Faithful sun pictures”The albums came from one part of the U.S. Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories, a report of four Lewis and Clark-like expeditions undertaken from 1860 to 1878. The limited-edition volumes were compiled on orders from survey leader Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden, a physician turned geologist whose energetic ways earned him the Indian name Man Who Picks Up Stones Running.In a prefatory note to the albums, Hayden called the images “faithful sun pictures” of 25 tribes over 25 years, and he mourned their loss and alteration to the reservation system. “The value of such a graphic record of the past increases year by year,” he presciently wrote.About a fifth of the album photographs were drawn from images already possessed by the federal government, including daguerreotypes that had to be rephotographed for display. Most came from the collection of English philanthropist William Blackmore. A fraction came from Hayden’s survey photographers, including William Henry Jackson (1843-1942), who assembled the album.The two albums not only preserve rare images for historians, they revive the names of Hayden and Jackson. The latter’s Western landscapes later inspired photographer Ansel Adams. They also directly influenced Congress to found Yellowstone National Park in 1872, the first such area in the world and the first U.S. acknowledgement that the wild was worth preserving.The albums’ images are captioned with short essays on tribes, Indian personalities, and ethnographic detail. The albums document many Indian ways and personalities.Jackson’s portraits of Indians near Omaha, Neb., just after the Civil War — taken to satisfy American appetites for images of the real West — got him hired onto the federal survey team. He called the Omaha photos missionary work, which required days of travel on a buggy stacked with water, chemicals, and a portable darkroom. He paid his Indian subjects with cash, tobacco, knives, and old clothing.In his 1940 autobiography, “Time Exposure,” Jackson remarked that the America of that period was “a hurly-burly era of thievery and abuse,” but that the surveys had a sober purity of purpose because of the straight-edge Hayden, whose only passion was to “inform America about Americans.”“Group of Poncas.” Sequence 195, Vol. 1. Undated.Transcribe the fateful arc Examined page by page, the albums transcribe the fateful arc of American Indians as the United States pushed westward. The earliest photographs show stoic warriors in leather and beads. Then come warriors in group pictures, among translators and officials during treaty visits to Washington, D.C., followed by studio portraits of dark-skinned men cinched into Western clothing. Those are followed by pictures that prefigure America’s attempts at monocultural modernity: Indian children on schoolhouse steps.For most of the last 140 years, the two outsized volumes — as big as serving platters and as heavy as iron — were cataloged as books. Hidden between covers and not outlined in the card catalog, the rare images apparently languished on Harvard shelves, first at the Peabody and then at the Tozzer Library, where they now reside, highly appreciated.The albums were pulled from obscurity about a decade ago, when the University began a comprehensive survey of its photographic library holdings. (About 10 million images have since been uncovered, identified, recataloged, and in sometimes digitized.)When Burton recataloged the two albums, said Janet Steins, the associate librarian for collections at Tozzer, he added what is now a commonplace hint for researchers online: “[graphic],” which indicates that a library holding includes images. (It was Steins who discovered the albums and who arranged for them to be repaired and digitized.)A Pawnee woman identified only as “Squaw of Tu-Tuc-A-Picish-Te-Ruk.” Detail from Sequence 203, Vol. 1. Undated.Surviving the shelvesThe albums weathered their Harvard years well, but they required some work at the Weissman before being digitized. Two years ago, book conservator Katherine Beaty replaced the leather covering on the spines, using special tools to impress the titles. Then photograph conservator Elena Bulat, with help from intern Tatiana Cole, cleaned each heavy-paper page and albumin image with soft brushes and cosmetic sponges.Online, paging through the albums is like desktop time travel. The images are crisp and documentary, but they also sometimes shimmer with irony. One Indian chief, with bow drawn, poses behind a papier mache rock. Another, seated in a studio chair and looking skeptical, shakes the hand of a white man.The text opens a window onto Indian tribes and bands that have fallen into obscurity. Meet the Rabbit Lake Chippewas, the Otoes, the Poncas, the Wacos, and the Bannocks.The Indians’ names harken back to a distant past that was both more literal and more magical than today. There are pictures of Big Foot, Pretty Rock, Ear of Corn, Skin of the Heart, He Kills First, Jumping Thunder, He Goat, Graceful Walker, and On a Fine Horse.One of the names expresses what the albums’ dogged archivists can only wish: Seen By All.last_img read more

Chenango County expands contact tracing team ahead of potential winter spike

first_img“Continuing to spread throughout the country, we don’t expect Chenango County to be any different,” Sutton said. “Even today we’ve started to see an increase in cases; most of those cases are related to an event that would have happened Thursday or Friday last week.” CHENANGO COUNTY (WBNG) — As COVID-19 spikes are expected to take place throughout the nation this winter, local health officials are trying to plan for the future. Chenango County announced Friday it will be expanding its contact tracing team in anticipation of a rise in cases over the next couple of months. While officials said the team has been successful so far, they acknowledged they will be understaffed if this measure isn’t taken. County Director of Environmental Health Isaiah Sutton told 12 News that just because the area is very rural and isolated does not mean it can’t be severely impacted. Sutton said a lot of the recent rise is attributable to Thanksgiving gatherings. He said he fears a similar thing will happen around Christmas and the other holidays.last_img read more

Mettus: Syracuse needs to continue momentum from NCAA tournament run

first_img Published on April 7, 2016 at 12:37 am Facebook Twitter Google+ INDIANAPOLIS — The meeting of Syracuse and Connecticut in the national championship game was a collision of two teams that are worlds apart.Connecticut, one of college sports’ greatest dynasties, won its fourth national championship in a row and has gone undefeated in 11 title game appearances. A team so good that critics label it as bad for the game.The other, Syracuse, was an upstart. An NCAA tournament newbie that had never hosted a tournament game, never made it past the second round and never even had the chance to think about cutting down nets until this year.The Huskies did what it has done to every team in recent memory and trounced SU, winning 82-51. But the score didn’t much matter. What mattered is that Syracuse was there.In 10 years, Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman has a taken a down-in-the-dumps program to the national title game. With this year’s improbable tournament run, he put Syracuse women’s basketball on the map. From here, anything is possible. Syracuse could continue to rise into the women’s college basketball elite or fall back down to the middle of the pack squad it had been, struggling to find signature wins over ranked teams.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I want to do that. I want to be bad for basketball one day,” Hillsman said. “I want to be really bad for basketball. I want you all to say ‘He’s really bad for basketball.’ Because I tell you right now, if winning every game is bad for basketball, then let me be that, please.”Army head coach Dave Magarity cut himself short of saying Syracuse was “legitimately” a Top 10 team after the Black Knights’ blowout loss to the Orange in the opening round of the NCAA tournament, amending it to “could be.”Was the Orange on the same level as No. 1 seeds Connecticut, Baylor, Notre Dame and South Carolina? “Maybe not in those four … but that second wave.”That was before Syracuse made it into the Sweet 16 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Before the Orange took down a powerhouse in South Carolina and one of the most historic programs in Tennessee.That was before Syracuse manhandled Washington on its way to the national championship game. Before the program’s profile rose as high as it is now.Syracuse’s nine-game win streak to end the regular season and appearance in the ACC title game was a surprise. Its run through the NCAA tournament was even more improbable.In the season-ending coaches poll on Wednesday, Syracuse improved more than any other team going from No. 12, where Magarity had SU, to No. 3 — ahead of Baylor, South Carolina, Notre Dame and teams Magarity said SU did not belong with.“It’s only the beginning,” guard Brittney Sykes said. “We’ve been building these four years, and you want to get to this level and you want to get back here. So we’re just going to keep building … We’re going to get back to the national championship game and try to win it again.”The senior class that was ranked the No. 6 recruiting class in the nation is now leaving, except for Sykes, who has the ability to return because of her medical redshirt year.This year’s success, though, opens up new recruiting avenues. Syracuse had recruits in Indianapolis for the Final Four, guard Cornelia Fondren said. You can tell a potential player that you’re a national contender and she can win a championship with you.Five years ago, North Syracuse native Breanna Stewart, the then-No. 1-ranked recruit in the country, could have picked SU, a program ingrained in her childhood but that had never won an NCAA tournament game and where a national championship seemed like the pipe dream of an over ambitious head coach.Then there was UConn, with prestige and national titles to spare. Stewart wanted to be the best and Syracuse wasn’t the place for that.“We’re going to get her,” Hillsman said of the next player like Stewart to come out of the area. “Next one comes, we’re getting her. … We won’t lose another one. Don’t worry about that.”A bold statement supported by UConn head coach Geno Auriemma. He said he’s glad Syracuse’s current meteoric rise didn’t happen five years ago. A player like Stewart, who is the first to earn the Final Four’s most outstanding player four years in a row, can be program-changing.Instead of just going after the most talented players, the team can find ones that fit into SU’s scheme of full court pressure defense and a barrage of 3s. It’s easier for players to buy in now that there’s proof that it works.Getting to the national championship game once was the easy part. The harder task is not becoming a one-and-done that Hillsman talks to his own players so much about.“It’s what you do after you get home,” Auriemma said. “What happens next year, the year after, the year after and the year after. Is this a one-time deal, or is this the beginning of something that’s going to last a long time at Syracuse? And really nobody has the answer to that, but certainly they’ve put themselves in a position where anything’s possible now.”Jon Mettus is the Digital Editor at The Daily Orange, where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at [email protected] or @jmettus. Commentslast_img read more