Step Tower / EASTERN Design Office

first_img Projects “COPY” Apartments photographs:  Koichi TorimuraPhotographs:  Koichi Torimura+ 24 Share ArchDaily Step Tower / EASTERN Design Office Architects: EASTERN Design Office Area Area of this architecture project Step Tower / EASTERN Design OfficeSave this projectSaveStep Tower / EASTERN Design OfficeSave this picture!© Koichi TorimuraApartments•Osaka, Japan “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/406547/step-tower-eastern-design-office Clipboard Japan CopySave this picture!© Koichi TorimuraText description provided by the architects. A stark white ship that sails in the middle of the bustling sea of colors.  Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraThe ship floating on the ocean suddenly appears in a shopping center. It evokes a feeling not of a resort area, but of an exotic corner of a town in some southern country. A feeling of a ship that comes across this area by chance. Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraIt makes you imagine the wave splashes that occur when the bow heads-on through the sea.  It is a pencil building of 9.7 meter width and 21.6 meter depth. Big holds are designed for the balconies at the southwest corner. These holes become bigger as the floors go upwards from the bottom.  You can have the same image when you look up the bow from under it.  Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraIt is simple, neat and clean. You look up the smooth and pure white exterior wall. This reminds you of a cool life style in some southern country, or of being on a trip, and spending days at a tropical land in a quest of change of air.  It is an apartment house for rent built at Ibaraki-city in Osaka, a town with a population of 270,000. This town is not only a residential one, but it is now calling for the development of industrial areas for research and development facilities of universities and industrial firms. Therefore, the population is also increasing as an industrial town. This architecture is built at the shopping district, the center of this town, which is located in front of the JR station. Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraIt is a building of 10 stories of RC structure consisting of:a tenant spaces at the first floor, one room apartment houses for singles at 2-4 floors, and 2LDK and 3LDk for families at 5-10 floors.  Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraThe surrounding buildings are 4-5 stories height. So it is not proper to have a big slit (opening section) for this building.  The open space of each floor gets wider as the floor level becomes higher, and you can get a wider sky view. This idea is reflected in the design of this building. Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessIs NYC “Landmarking Away” Its Future?ArticlesSant Joan de Reus University Hospital / Pich-Aguilera Architects + Corea & Moran Arq…Selected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, JapanLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/406547/step-tower-eastern-design-office Clipboard Area:  384 m² Area:  384 m² Photographs CopyAbout this officeEASTERN Design OfficeOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsOsakaJapanPublished on July 29, 2013Cite: “Step Tower / EASTERN Design Office” 29 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorGlassMitrexSolar PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemSealantsAGROB BUCHTALHow To Benefit From Ceramic Tiles With Hytect SurfaceSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassFacade SystemsTrimoTrimoterm FTV in the BASE – Backing wallSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingDoorsVEKAFront Doors – SOFTLINECurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalResidential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsVentilated Facades on Building in PamplonaDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewAccessories / TV MountsYellow Goat DesignScreens – BlossomMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?城市海洋中的一帆巨轮 大阪阶梯公寓楼 / EASTERN Design Office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

Huntington Hospital Named One of Healthgrades 2017 America’s 50 Best Hospitals for 4th Year in a Row

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Make a comment Business News Today, Huntington Hospital announced that it has received the Healthgrades 2017 America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™, for the 4th year in a row (2014-2017). The distinction makes Huntington Hospital among the top 1% of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for its consistent, year-over-year superior clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.“We are tremendously proud to be recognized among America’s 50 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades for the fourth year in a row,” said Stephen A. Ralph, president and CEO, Huntington Hospital. “For 125 years, our goal has been to provide excellent health care and compassionate service to each patient by bringing together outstanding physicians, caring nurses, professional staff and advanced technologies. This award is a tribute to every person who works to achieve that goal.”From 2013 through 2015, patients treated in hospitals achieving Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™ have on average a 26.1% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive this award, as measured across 19 rated conditions and procedures where mortality is the outcome. During this same period, if all other hospitals, as a group, had performed at the level of America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™ recipients across these 19 procedures and conditions, on average 176,473 lives could potentially have been saved.“Our analysis shows that there is tremendous variation in clinical outcomes across hospitals, so we commend the recipients of the America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™ for delivering exceptional quality care to their patients,” said Brad Bowman, chief medical officer, Healthgrades. “As consumers take a more active role in managing their own health, they can have confidence that hospitals that have achieved the America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™ stand above the rest.”In January 2017, Huntington Hospital was recognized as a recipient of Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ for the 11th consecutive year in a row. In addition, Huntington Hospital was the only hospital in Los Angeles in 2016 to be named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals and receive the Outstanding Patient Experience Award.The 50 recipients of the America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™ are distinguished for overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of care. During the 2017 study period (2013-2015), these hospitals showed superior performance in clinical outcomes for patients in the Medicare population across at least 21 of 32 most common inpatient conditions and procedures —as measured by objective performance data (risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications). To learn more about how Healthgrades determines America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™ recipients, please visit www.healthgrades.com/quality.*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2013 through 2015 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.About Huntington HospitalHuntington Hospital, www.huntingtonhospital.org, is a 619-bed not-for-profit hospital in Pasadena, California. We are named among the top hospitals in California and nationally ranked in two specialties by U.S. News and World Report. Learn more about us on Facebook www.facebook.com/huntingtonmemorialhospital and on Twitter @huntingtonnews. More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community Newscenter_img HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Huntington Hospital Named One of Healthgrades 2017 America’s 50 Best Hospitals for 4th Year in a Row From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | 10:55 am Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

Ten tax tips to avoid costly mistakes

first_imgHopefully, these ten tax tips will provide you with an accurate and cost efficient filing of your 2014 income tax return.by: Bonnie Lee, TaxpertiseWe’re rolling into the April 15 deadline very soon. Hopefully, these ten tax tips will provide you with an accurate and cost efficient filing of your 2014 income tax return. Keep in mind that mistakes made on a tax return can cause refund delays because it takes the IRS longer to process your tax return. Some mistakes may cause your tax return to be rejected during the electronic filing process. And many other errors can flag you for audit or cost you penalties.Here are ten tips to make this tax season less stressful:Make sure that all Social Security numbers for you, your spouse and your dependents have been entered accurately and as shown on the social security cards.If your dependent had income and filed a tax return but still qualified as your dependent, make sure he or she checked the applicable box(es) on line 5 of Form 1040-EZ to indicate that he/she is being taken as a dependent on another person’s tax return. Otherwise, your tax return will be rejected for e-filing. You may have to file an extension for your tax return then amend your dependent’s tax return, allowing eight weeks for processing before filing you tax return.Are you using the correct filing status? If you are single you may qualify as Head of Household. Then again you may not. Use the Interactive-Tax-Assistant on the IRS website to determine your correct filing status. It makes a difference in how much tax you will pay.Make sure the names on the tax return match exactly to the Social Security cards. Don’t use nicknames; use given names as shown on the Social Security card otherwise, you risk rejection of the electronic filed return thus delaying your refund.Check your math! Even if you are using tax software, math errors can occur. For example, you list your charitable contributions on Schedule A for a total of $2000. But when you run a tape off your cancelled checks, it adds up to $1,500. Find the discrepancy and correct it. continue reading » 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

UK should consider shift to collective individual DC funds – report

first_imgThe UK should consider the launch of collective pension provision based around the more individualised approach being debated in the Netherlands, a wide-ranging report on the future shape of the pensions industry has urged.The 600-page report, written by David Blake of the Pensions Institute at the behest of the opposition Labour party, also suggested the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) be allowed to provide income-drawdown products to all savers in an effort to lower costs.The suggestion was made after recent changes allowed savers to access pension pots from 55, and ended a previous requirement to annuitise.Blake’s report, likely commissioned in 2014 to function as a policy blueprint had the Labour party won the 2015 election, also proposes an overhaul of the UK’s regulatory architecture, merging the Financial Conduct Authority with the Pensions Regulator, while introducing ‘safe haven’ pension providers that could be recommended without risk of later lawsuits over mis-selling. The academic said the Review of Retirement Income (IRRI) report was necessitated by the shift in retirement provision caused by the liberalisation of pension savings, labelled pensions freedoms.The shift away from annuities to pay out income in old age marked a “monumental change” for a market that was previously home to around half of the world’s annuities, Blake said.The report set out to examine how the risks associated with drawing down retirement income – rather than having a guaranteed income stream for life – should be explained to savers.Revisiting defined ambitionBlake touched on the role of collective defined contribution funds – part of the defined ambition agenda introduced by previous pensions minister Steve Webb – and argued that the idea of risk-sharing was still feasible in a world where members had access to savings from age 55, as long as the scheme allowed for individual accrual.The report examined a number of risk-sharing approaches employed across the world, including the use of deferred annuities by Denmark’s ATP, and recommended the introduction of collective individual defined contribution (CIDC).CIDC funds, the report said, would exploit economies of scale and allow risks to be pooled.When asked, Blake said the approach could be modelled on discussions occurring in the Netherlands, where policymakers have sought to avoid a shift towards individual DC funds as used in the UK.Benchmarking decumulation strategiesThe report further recommended that a vehicle akin to the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) be launched to act as a benchmark for decumulation strategies, able to set standards and cost levels other providers would need to match to remain competitive.The focus on NEST was also in line with Blake’s proposal to see retirement income offered by institutional investors, rather than savers previously auto-enrolled into institutional providers being asked to access the retail market on retirement.“In many respects,” the report said, “scheme drawdown is a natural extension of the default fund used by modern multi-trust, multi-employer schemes for the auto-enrolment accumulation stage.“It is also a natural extension of the trustees’ governance role and fiduciary duties, which, prior to [the introduction of pension freedoms], ended very abruptly when members were steered towards the purchase of [lifetime annuities] at the point of retirement,” it said.One of the report’s key proposals also built on previous work by the Turner Commission, which recommended the introduction of auto-enrolment in 2005.The launch of a Pensions, Care and Savings Commission would provide independent scrutiny of the pensions freedoms, Blake suggested, and help establish what he saw as the absence of a national narrative around retirement savings.The idea was previously proposed by the National Association of Pension Funds, the Association of British Insurers and the Trades Union Congress.last_img read more