ArchDaily Architect In Charge:Eric Barth, Ryan BurkeCity:AustinCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Topher AyrhartRecommended ProductsGlassSolarluxGlass Canopy – SDL AcubisWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40DoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Text description provided by the architects. Nestled into the edge of a hilltop in South Austin, this new construction home sits on one of the highest points within the city limits, offering panoramic skyline and hill-country views. Due to the steep approach to the house, the building is partially sunken into the earth, allowing for vehicular access and parking below, as well as elevated living spaces above, including a deep shaded roof deck. The split-level design allows the building to comply with city development restrictions while maximizing views out and privacy from the street below.Save this picture!© Topher AyrhartThe building is vertically stratified across the split-level configuration, housing vehicles on the lowest level, public space and secondary sleeping rooms at the rear yard level above, storage and mechanical on the interstitial 3rd level, and a generous master suite with lounge and roof deck on the 4th. This stratification allows for a wide variety of spatial experiences and view opportunities as one ascends the central stair tower.Save this picture!© Topher AyrhartSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Topher AyrhartThe tectonic design reinforces this vertical procession, starting with a heavy concrete plinth that retains earth at the sunken garage and becomes the foundation, exposed steel wide-flange beams which support the heavy loads of the second story and roof deck, and cantilevered glulam beams at the high roof, that taper up to the sky and orient this level to its primary downtown view.Save this picture!© Topher AyrhartBuilt-in rooftop planters screen undesirable neighboring views while offering privacy to the master suite. An exterior stair connects the roof deck with the private rear yard, where a generous covered porch shades the west-facing window wall and serves as an outdoor living room.Save this picture!© Topher AyrhartNote: This project was originally publish on 27 May, 2014Project gallerySee allShow less33rd Street House / Meridian 105 ArchitectureSelected ProjectsGare TGV de Montpellier, Montpellier Railway Station / Marc MimramSelected Projects Share Kohutek Engineering & Testing Geotechnical Engineer: Houses David Wilkes Builders Architects: A Parallel Architecture Area Area of this architecture project 2013 Paramount Residence / A Parallel ArchitectureSave this projectSaveParamount Residence / A Parallel Architecture Area: 2968 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/509249/paramount-residence-a-parallel-architecture Clipboard CopyHouses•Austin, United States JM Structures Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/509249/paramount-residence-a-parallel-architecture Clipboard Photographs United States Save this picture!© Topher Ayrhart+ 16Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Paramount Residence / A Parallel Architecture General Contractor: Structural Engineer: Year: Photographs: Topher Ayrhart “COPY” “COPY” CopyAbout this officeA Parallel ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAustinIcebergUnited StatesPublished on April 20, 2019Cite: “Paramount Residence / A Parallel Architecture” 20 Apr 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
(Getty)Manhattan’s retail market started 2021 the same as it ended 2020 — with bad news in the form of rising vacancy rates and lower rents.Retail leasing velocity in the first quarter of 2021 fell for the seventh consecutive quarter, according to CBRE’s latest report on the borough’s retail sector. Total leasing was down 26.3 percent from the previous quarter, and by nearly 59 percent from a year prior — notably, before Covid lockdowns took hold of the city.Even the neighborhoods that did see leasing had much lower numbers than normal. Take the Plaza District, typically viewed as the most expensive and desirable area of the city. It had the highest leasing velocity in the first quarter, but that was thanks to just two leases totaling 47,000 square feet — and one of those was for a 46,000-square-foot space. Gucci signed a two-year renewal for that location in Trump Tower.ADVERTISEMENTRead moreGucci renews lease in Trump TowerJollibee to open flagship at 1500 BroadwayPort Authority taps CBRE to manage WTC Availability remains high across the 16 retail corridors CBRE tracks. An all-time high of 275 retail spaces were vacant in the first quarter, an increase of 4.2 percent from the 264 recorded at the end of 2020.Average asking rents also declined — although that trend predated the pandemic, as this is the 14th consecutive quarter to see rents slide. The average asking rent hit $618 per square foot, a 5.1 percent decline from the fourth quarter of 2020 and a 13.4 percent drop from the prior year.Some corridors saw a greater decline than others. Asking rents along Prince Street in Soho dipped by 39.5 percent year-over-year, from $683 per square foot to $414. That was the largest percentage decrease of the quarter.But while the news from last quarter was largely bleak, the report notes that there are reasons to be hopeful going into the rest of the year. Restaurants are reopening at greater capacities, more people are getting the Covid-19 vaccine and — spurred by cheap rents — new leases are being signed.In Times Square, for example, average rents dropped 21.5 percent year-over-year, from $1,647 per square foot to $1,293. However, some retailers, including Jollibee and Taco Bell Cantina, have taken advantage of those discounts.“Savvy retailers are now taking advantage of the tenant-favorable market conditions, successfully negotiating enhanced tenant improvement allowance, free rent, flexibility on term length and percentage-rent deal structures,” Nicole LaRusso, CBRE senior director of research and analysis, said in a statement.Contact Sasha Jones Message* Email Address* Tags Share via Shortlink Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Full Name* CBREManhattanRetail
The court’s statement did not give details or the time of the incidents under scrutiny, but said it was told of “allegations of sexual harassment against a former justice” in 2019 and immediately ordered an independent investigation.”The findings are of extreme concern to me, my fellow justices, our chief executive and the staff of the court,” the court’s chief judge, Susan Kiefel, said in the statement.”We’re ashamed that this could have happened at the High Court of Australia,” Kiefel added.In its statement denying the accusations quoted by the Sydney Morning Herald, Speed & Stacey also said Heydon apologized for any offence caused to the women. “Any allegation of predatory behavior or breaches of the law is categorically denied by our client,” the newspaper quoted the law firm as saying.”Our client says that if any conduct of his has caused offence, that result was inadvertent and unintended, and he apologizes for any offence caused,” it added.”We have asked the High Court to convey that directly to the associate complainants.”The court also said it had apologized to the women. It did not mention taking any action against the former judge but said it had accepted six recommendations made by the inquiry, including to “make clear to associates that their duties do not extend to an obligation to attend social functions”. A former High Court of Australia judge was found to have sexually harassed six female staff, the court said on Monday, one of the country’s most powerful figures to face such recriminations amid a global reset in workplace gender relations.Dyson Heydon, who served on the country’s most powerful court from 2003 to 2013, was found to have harassed six former staff members, known as judges’ associates, the court said in a statement following an inquiry lasting several months.A law firm named in local media as acting for Heydon, Speed & Stacey Lawyers, was not immediately available for comment. The Sydney Morning Herald newspaper quoted the firm denying the allegations on Heydon’s behalf. Topics :
Faced with the toughest competition of its young season, the Wisconsin women’s basketball team rebounded from a 15-point deficit Sunday against the Cleveland State Vikings to win its third game, 70-68.Led by junior guard Alyssa Karel — the high scorer for the Badgers with 14 points — junior forward Lin Zastrow and freshman guard Taylor Wurtz, Wisconsin was able to put together a crucial, game-saving 15-5 run with about 11 minutes left to play.“I’m very proud of our basketball team for hanging in there,” Wisconsin head coach Lisa Stone said. “We had opportunities to stop playing, but this team wants to win and represent and hold home court.”From the start, Cleveland State came out strong offensively with a strong 13-2 run that put the Vikings ahead 24-14 early in the first half. At halftime, they led 40-28 and scored 16 points off 11 Badger turnovers. Guards Shawnita Garland and Kailey Klein provided most of the Cleveland State firepower, scoring 23 and 19 points, respectively. Klein especially gave Wisconsin trouble, scoring early and often en route to 14 points at halftime. In the second half, however, the Badgers switched defensive assignments and enlisted Karel to stifle Klein’s offense.“The thing about a player like Kailey is that you don’t defend her with just one person,” Karel said. “I was very confident that my teammates were going to be in the gap, and a player like that, she can shoot the three in your face so I knew I had to get out there and pressure her.”“That might have been one of her all-around best games,” Stone added of Karel. “She played all 40 minutes, was really stepping up to the plate, saying, ‘Coach, I’ll take her,’ and we put her on Kailey Klein. When your leading scorer decides to be the best defensive player on the team, that’s a great call by Alyssa.”Contributing to the halftime deficit was Zastrow’s early foul trouble.Playing only seven minutes in the first half, the Badgers’ key post defensive player racked up two early fouls and failed to score. In the second half, however, Zastrow came back strong, scoring 12 points and finishing the game with an impressive eight offensive rebounds.“I became a little bit more confident, and I knew the coaches had really challenged all of us,” Zastrow said of her second half play. “I think I took that to heart and said ‘I got to step up and help the team,’ and I think we all did that and that’s why we resulted in a win.”Coming out of halftime, the Vikings held a 13-point lead until the Badgers were able to make their run. After the lead was cut to five with 8:45 remaining, Wurtz made one foul shot and senior guard Rae Lin D’Alie hit a 3-pointer to cut the score to 54-53. The very next possession, however, saw the Vikings get a four-point play on a poor foul by sophomore guard Jade Davis.After trading points the next few possessions, Wurtz put the Badgers ahead 69-68 with a nice layup off a drive-and-spin move with 1:38 remaining. Cleveland State (1-2) was unable to score the rest of the game, and Wurtz iced the game after making a free throw with 16.5 seconds left. The Vikings drove and had two chances to the tie the game, but failed to score on a short jumper and the subsequent putback.“Taylor made some big plays as a freshman down the stretch,” Stone said. “As a freshman, in her first close game as a Division I player, answers for us, she took Klein right to the basket.”Coming up, Wisconsin (3-0) will host UW-Green Bay (3-0) Tuesday night at the Kohl Center. The game will be the second of three in-state matchups for the Badgers this season. Last year, Wisconsin defeated UW-Green Bay on the road, 59-47, and Stone is guardedly confident about where her team stands after three games.“What this does for you this early in the season is it should develop some confidence,” Stone said. “Confidence comes from being involved and through being in a situation like this. I thought we were very poised in the timeouts; no one was panicking.”