Chubby Cat House / aoa architects

first_imgChubby Cat House / aoa architectsSave this projectSaveChubby Cat House / aoa architects Photographs Manufacturers: REHAU, Luxmall, Sto LimitedClient:UnihouseArchitect In Charge:Jaewon Suh, Euihaing LeeCity:Mapo-guCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hyosook ChinRecommended ProductsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Text description provided by the architects. Since the site was located at the end of a dead-end street and surrounded all over by buildings, it needed something that allows the building to be recognized at least from the main road. As shown in a typical Seoul neighborhood, Seongsan-dong is also full of irregular buildings by unknown developers and local builders, so if one elevation of the building becomes one large flat surface, it could not only highlight the presence of the building giving it a unique impression, but also be helpful to promote sale of units. Since the land owner was also a typical local developer, he undoubtedly demanded a unit-configuration that would maximize profits for the given conditions. Attempt to squeeze in a maximum number of units given the floor area ratio resulted in somewhat uneven floor plans, and the building section also had to be in accordance with the lines of the setback regulation of solar access right. This results in the typical consequence of the ‘economic necessity’ to accommodate as many units as possible in a relatively small plot and the complicated “auto-generative mechanism” created by the setback lines of building regulation which are inherent in many medium-size residential buildings in Seoul. Save this picture!AxonometricSave this picture!© Hyosook ChinIf this mass of capital and functions generated by the structure of the Korean real estate market coexist with the large flat surface reacting to the surrounding, it could be interpreted that the building, like a man wearing a mask to conceal his face, wears a mask to veil a heap of greed behind. The flat surface seen on the road becomes an exaggerated free-standing wall, thereby becoming a kind of ‘decorated shed’ which denied the proposition of modernism ‘form follows function’ and thus broke the typical cohesion of form and space. Furthermore, the representative building elevation, ‘the facade’ adds some satirical humor by associating certain shape or figure. One day, if a giant cat or owl appears reminding of a scene in a Japanese animation, it will be sure to liven up the neighborhood adding fun and pleasure.Save this picture!© Hyosook ChinWhile the ground floor is reserved for parking, the upper floors consist of 13 units in total: 4 units each on the 2nd and 3rd floor, 2 units with terraces on the 4th and 3 units with attics on the 5th. For privacy and convenience, main layout is designed around corridors on the one side of the building. Although each unit is quite small, all rooms are standardized without jagged corners for maximum efficiency and equipped with big windows for openness. The ceiling is left without light fixtures and the door height is slightly reduced than usual to achieve the sense of openness. In consideration of its complex form, the exterior was finished simply with white stucco and partially with blue tiles for concerns of contamination.Save this picture!Elevation SketchSave this picture!© Hyosook ChinProject gallerySee allShow lessSmart Home / Green Sheep CollectiveSelected ProjectsSun Plaza 2 / Poonsook Architects + NormalstudioSelected Projects Share Photographs:  Hyosook Chin Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2017 Chubby Cat House / aoa architects “COPY” Architects: aoa architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Mapo-gu, South Koreacenter_img Area:  485 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project South Korea Year:  Projects Houses Save this picture!© Hyosook Chin+ 36 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeaoa architectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMapo-guSouth KoreaPublished on November 18, 2017Cite: “Chubby Cat House / aoa architects” 17 Nov 2017. 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Security court decides to hold opposition journalist for another month

first_img A state security court in Sanaa decided on 25 June to keep Abdulkarim Al-Khaiwani of the online newspaper Al-Shoura in pre-trial detention for another month. Al-Khaiwani has not appeared in court since being arrested at home on 20 June for supposed links with Shiite rebels operating in the north of the country.One of his lawyers, Khaled Al-Anesi, criticised the interior minister’s refusal to allow anyone but his relatives to visit him. His lawyers have not been able to communicate with him since his arrest. June 28, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Security court decides to hold opposition journalist for another month Reporters Without Borders today condemned the arrest of opposition journalist Abdulkarim al-Khaiwani, in Sanaa yesterday reportedly in connection with alleged links to the Shiite rebellion in the north of the country.Several plain-clothes police officers went to the home of the former editor of the now closed opposition weekly al-Shura and arrested him without a warrant. His wife said that officers dragged him from his bed and took him away barefoot and in his pyjamas. The following day he was placed in preventive detention for one week.The journalist was reportedly questioned about links with individuals facing trial for “terrorist activities”, in detention in Yemen, who are believed to have mentioned his name during interrogation. He was also questioned about an article headlined “the goat that became a pharaoh”, which he planned to publish and which he had discussed with a colleague on the phone.“We urge the Yemeni authorities to urgently release this journalist. No charges have been made against him and it is obvious that he is being put under pressure to stop him giving a voice to Shiite rebels,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.Al-Khaiwani’s lawyer, Khaled al-Anesi, told Reporters Without Borders that the prosecutor had refused all requests for bail even though the journalist had always presented himself whenever he had been summoned in the past.“My client is a well-known figure, who has never sought to escape justice,” he said. “He has been arrested in unacceptable circumstances and has at no time been informed of the reasons for his arrest.”Al-Khaiwani was sentenced to one year in prison in 2005 before being pardoned by President Ali Abdallah Saleh. He had been accused of using his writing to support the rebellion of the Shiite leader Badr Eddin al-Hawthi. News Help by sharing this information Organisation Follow the news on Yemen United Nations: press freedom situation “deeply worrying” in Yemen, according to RSF February 11, 2021 Find out more February 26, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts January 6, 2021 Find out morecenter_img to go further News YemenMiddle East – North Africa Yemeni journalist killed, nine wounded in Aden airport explosions YemenMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en Fixer for foreign reporters held in Aden for past five months News ————————————————————-21.06 – Opposition journalist Abdulkarim Al-Khaiwani back behind bars Newslast_img read more

SC Order Evicting Slum Dwellers Violates Their Right To Life: Law Students Send Letter Petition To CJI And Other Judges [Read Letter Petition]

first_imgNews UpdatesSC Order Evicting Slum Dwellers Violates Their Right To Life: Law Students Send Letter Petition To CJI And Other Judges [Read Letter Petition] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK11 Sep 2020 8:34 AMShare This – xTwo law students namely Areeb Uddin Ahmed and Shivansh Saxena have sent a letter petition to the Chief Justice of India urging it to modify and reconsider its order dated August 31, 2020 in the case of MC Mehta v. Union of India, whereby a Bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra had ordered removal of jhuggis near the New Delhi area, to address environment related issues. The…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginTwo law students namely Areeb Uddin Ahmed and Shivansh Saxena have sent a letter petition to the Chief Justice of India urging it to modify and reconsider its order dated August 31, 2020 in the case of MC Mehta v. Union of India, whereby a Bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra had ordered removal of jhuggis near the New Delhi area, to address environment related issues. The letter, sent on behalf of law students of ICLU, highlights that by ordering evacuation of jhuggi-jhopdis in the middle of the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Top Court has “threatened the lives” and “refused to protect the intertwined rights” of the poor. It is stated that the ‘right to shelter’ and ‘livelihood’ is a facet of Article 21 of the Indian Constitution, as decided long ago in Oliga Tellis v. Bombay Municipal Corporation, [1985] 2 Supp SCR 51. However, the order dated August 31 sets a bad precedent and blatantly violates the rights of slum dwellers, who have been residing there since ages. INC’s Ajay Maken Moves SC Against Order To Demolish 48,000 Jhuggis Without Provisions To Rehabilitate 2.4 Lakh Affected Dwellers The letter petitioners drew the Court’s attention to its verdict in PG Gupta v. State of Gujarat and Ors, (1995 Supp. (2) SCC 182), whereby it was held that the Right to shelter in Article 19(1)(g) read with Articles 19(1)(e) and 21 include the ‘right to residence’ and ‘settlement’. It was further observed in PG Gupta (supra) that it is imperative of the State to provide “permanent housing accommodation” to the poor in the housing schemes undertaken by it or its instrumentalities within their economic means. “The order made in this case should altered and reconsidered in the view of the pandemic coupled with the plight of these dwellers. There might be a possibility that some of these jhuggies belong to those migrants who have been working as migrant workers in Delhi, but now when they have marched back to their native states ‘on foot’, they might be in a state of helplessness when they found out that their shelter has been evicted and demolished without even giving them a fair hearing,” they thus wrote. A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court ordered removal of 48000 slum dwellings around a 140-km railway track in Delhi, within three months. The bench further ordered that there would be no stay on its order by any other court. SC Orders Removal Of 48,000 Slum Dwellings Around Delhi Rail Tracks In 3 Months; Stops Courts From Granting Stay The letter petitioners have pointed out that not only the order violates the right to life of thousands of poor but the same was passed in absolute violation of the natural justice principle— Audi Alteram Partem. “What horrifies us is the plight of these poor dwellers who have been denied the right to be heard before the court. …the other party has not been considered, heard or acknowledged,” they wrote. They have thus urged the Court to give the affected population a chance of ‘fair hearing’. They have also requested the Court to issue appropriate directions to the concerned authorities, so as to provide fair and adequate compensation to the evicted dwellers. It is submitted that under the Delhi Slum and JJ Rehabilitation and Relocation Policy, 2015 there are certain conditions which have been prescribed for those who are residing in Jhuggies. For instance, JJ clusters which have come up before 01 January 2006 cannot be removed without rehabilitation. Further, in the case of Ajay Maken v. Union of India, (2015) 7 SCC 1), it was observed that there should be “efficient arrangements” made by the authorities before such eviction proceedings take place. Reference is also made to a Delhi High Court’s judgment in Sudama Singh (upheld twice by the Supreme Court), whereby it was held that prior to carrying out any eviction, it is the duty of the state to: (i) conduct a survey of all persons facing evictions to check their eligibility under existing schemes for rehabilitation, and (ii) carry out a rehabilitation exercise ‘in consultation with each one of them [persons at risk of an eviction] in a meaningful manner.’ “But here, in this case the Hon’ble Court has failed to acknowledge the plight of these poor dwellers who have been residing in those Jhuggies since generations. And there might be a possibility that majority of the population is living there prior to 2006, which places a duty on the authorities to determine the status of those jhuggies,” the letter states. In this backdrop it is prayed as under: Provisions of the Resettlement Policy, 2015 should be taken into consideration the authorities should determine time period of these Jhuggies. If there are Dwellers, who are living there since 2006, then a fair compensation and resettlement should be awarded. Lastly, they have asserted that considering the critical situation created by a global pandemic, the court should give some amount of relief to these slum dwellers. Click Here To Download Letter Petition Read Letter Petition Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more