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Fuensanta House / MUKA Arquitectura

first_imgphotographs:  Javier CallejasPhotographs:  Javier Callejas Collaborators:María Bona, Adelina de la Cruz, Martin Jario, Alberto MartinBudget:460.000,00 €Architect In Charge:Moisés Royo MárquezCity:Ciudad RealCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Javier CallejasText description provided by the architects. On an urban context, in the center of a row-house type block, we were commissioned to build a single house. The plot is located in the southern area of Ciudad Real, in the last growth ring of the city that has not been developed due to the economic crisis of recent years. Our proposal is the first one to emerge in this area from an urban void without any context. There are not surrounding houses, typological references or architectural legacy that could serve at some point as an architectural tool in the design of the house.Save this picture!© Javier CallejasWhat does having aspect of a house mean? The complex program demanded by the client in their daily activities, coupled with strict urban conditions and layout of the plot, proposes a house that offers new experiences to the scale of architectural elements to users. Rhythm, structure, materiality and functionality meet on this project to offer a proposal that reveals distinct spatial sensations far from the ones that traditional state agents have developed recently. Due to the uncertainty of the formal volumetry of the adjoining plots, still unbuilt, and compulsory abutment on both ends for this row-house type, we decided to raise two volumes of 3.6 and 1.8 meters wide respectively at each end of the plot. These two volumes are presented as a result of applying the constraints of height, setbacks and roof to its maximum term.Save this picture!© Javier CallejasThe narrower volume locates the kitchen, a toilet and storage room in the basement while sauna is located on the upper level. The wider volume continues with the same intention of placing secondary areas of the house: garage, office, laundry and bathroom facilities. The gable roof is used only in these sides and, together with its marked volumetric composition, freeing up the space between these two volumes that may become similar in adjacent plots.Save this picture!© Javier CallejasThe central volume is solved from a more comprehensive understanding: from the urban scale. A series of compact volumes that take the full height of the building is hidden. The abstraction of the piece provides an unified and sequential compositional reading which provides the appearance of new volumes in the rest of the plots. The orientation of the facades solves its materiality from a formal dialogue. The line corresponding to the Cantábrico Avenue is oriented northwest, while the back sight to the southeast. The central volumes in both cases are exempt but formally unified by both the podium and roof. It seems to be a Greek temple. Bedrooms are arranged in the protected volumes of concrete, located in the back side and receiving natural light tangentially.Save this picture!Exploded IsometricWhile the main glazed elevation provides volumes in the shadow from each other during the sunset. The quality of light in the latter enclosure makes the light hit against the glass monolith while graduating and regulating the amount of light inside. The housing offers a palette of colors and intensities that varies along the day and the volumes themselves screened and regulate the entry of light. The ocher broken concrete has a magnificent contrast with lights and shadows. The light vibrations on the walls show the illusion to users of waking them up, like a sunlight early in the morning. By late afternoon, the green hue floods light in the interior space from the opposite facade.Save this picture!© Javier CallejasThe central space is freed from any partition not only in the vertical plane, but also in height. A unique double height floor creates a void in which to live. Users develop most of their activities here. A hanging corridor crosses the living room and connects the two ends of the house. The circulation engages the user’s main activity while providing access to the bedrooms.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe glass boxes in the main, narrow façade (only 0.80 meters wide), also acquired the total height of the house. Since the condition of double skin serves as temperature gradation inside the house. A toilet, bar and the staircase that connects the master bedroom to the rest of the applications are located.Save this picture!© Javier CallejasIf natural light is conducted to the interior of the house in order to highlight the materiality of each element, artificial lighting has the same role. It highlights a series of cracks in the concrete, as seamless, continuous strips where low-consumption lighting LED are located.Save this picture!© Javier CallejasProject gallerySee allShow lessHarvard GSD To Host Exhibition Exploring The Architecture And Symbolism Of National …Architecture NewsAD Classics: Bibliotheca Alexandrina / SnøhettaArchitecture Classics Share CopyAbout this officeMUKA ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCiudad RealHousesSpainPublished on February 04, 2015Cite: “Fuensanta House / MUKA Arquitectura” 04 Feb 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodProfile Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar PanelsMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel PicturaCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Stainless Steel FinishesWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityChairsSellexChair – IrinaBathroom FurnitureKaleBathroom Cabinets – ZeroMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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 stream Photographs “COPY” ArchDaily 2014 Save this picture!© Javier Callejas+ 25 Share CopyHouses•Ciudad Real, Spain Architects: MUKA Arquitectura Year Completion year of this architecture project Spain Housescenter_img Year:  Fuensanta House / MUKA ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveFuensanta House / MUKA Arquitectura Year:  2014 Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Fuensanta House / MUKA Arquitectura “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

June 17, 2021 0

Fisherman’s House / Ines Brandão Arquitectura

first_imgCopyHouses, Refurbishment•Trafaria, Portugal CopyAbout this officeInes Brandão ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentTrafariaPortugalPublished on March 04, 2018Cite: “Fisherman’s House / Ines Brandão Arquitectura” 04 Mar 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StoneShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectDoorsRaynorGarage Door – Advantage SeriesConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows in Villa LakesideSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Roofs & CanopiesSound BoothsFrameryMeeting Pod – Framery Q – Flip n’ FoldWall / Ceiling LightsAsaf WeinbroomLighting – Linestra 110 BrassMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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 stream Fisherman’s House / Ines Brandão Arquitectura “COPY” “COPY” Year:  Fisherman’s House / Ines Brandão ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveFisherman’s House / Ines Brandão Arquitectura ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Portugal ArchDaily Manufacturers: VELUX Commercial, Ikea, Onduline, Revigres, Sanindusa, Sonae Industria, AAM, Réponse, Sanitana, Secil Area:  204 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Ines Brandao Photographs:  Ines Brandao Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Constructor:Horizonte as RiscasCarpinter:Joaquim CrespoDesign Team:Ines Brandao, Henrieta Selcova, Joao Aires NevesCity:TrafariaCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ines BrandaoRecommended ProductsWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. Rehabilitation of a single-family house, located in the center of Trafaria – a fishing village on the left bank of the Tejo River, in front of Lisbon. When we visited the place we came across a building in ruin – an old fisherman’s house, with about 100 years. We walked through the surrounding streets and we ended up being approached by an old lady who once lived in the upper floor of the main house and who told us what it was like to live in that place.Save this picture!Courtesy of Ines Brandão ArquitecturaIt was surprising to realize that this small building was once divided in two different houses – one on ground floor and the other on 1st floor (an attic with a maximum height ceiling of 2m), without any infrastructure.The construction was very poor, made with the materials that were easily available – sand, mud, stones, shells, small pieces of pottery, wood, etc.Save this picture!© Ines BrandaoThroughout the 20th century, silos and other industrial equipment were built in this area and the typical houses of fishermen began to be replaced by illegal constructions, condemning the small village to the urban degradation. Having this scenario in mind, it seemed obvious that we would have to counter this trend. For us, it was essential to preserve the original image of this building, to keep its identity, adapting it to the needs of the current owners – a young family, consisting on a Portuguese man, a French woman and their baby son.Save this picture!© Ines BrandaoSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Ines BrandaoThe goal of the clients was to get a multifunctional home – a holiday house and for short-term rental in the present and a home where they would like to live in the future. The pre-existence consisted on a main building, previously described, a garage and an annex.Save this picture!© Ines BrandaoWe wanted to get a space full of natural light, with a clear connection with the outside area… Convert windows into doors, let us break all previously existing barriers, helping us to achieve our goal. The entrance area is now in a new volume, between the main building and the old garage.Save this picture!© Ines BrandaoThe ground floor of the main building was drawn with the aim of creating ample and fluid spaces, having as key elements the living / dining area and kitchen, separated only by the staircase volume. The old garage turned into an independent suite – to be used by guests.Save this picture!SectionIn the first floor we organized 2 bedrooms with one bathroom and one studying area. The roof was transformed – one roof slope was maintained with its original design, and the other redesigned, with a slope of 20º, in order to guarantee a better habitability of the spaces, with plenty of natural light.Save this picture!© Ines BrandaoThe clients wanted to have a place to storage the bicycles, surf boards, etc. They also wanted a barbecue and an outdoor shower. So, we built a new volume almost like a wood sculpture, that would incorporate all these elements – storage, shower, barbecue, a bench – and that would help us to rearrange the outside space, separating the parking space from the private garden area.Project gallerySee allShow lessNotary Office / Abscis ArchitectenSelected ProjectsBeijing Area Three Art Museum / CUN DesignSelected Projects Share 2017 Photographs Architects: Ines Brandão Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Ines Brandao+ 49Curated by Pedro Vada Share Projects Lead Architect: last_img read more

June 17, 2021 0

albino ortega house / Rozana Montiel | Estudio de Arquitectura

first_img Houses albino ortega house / Rozana Montiel | Estudio de Arquitectura Manufacturers: Saint-Gobain, Porcewol by AlfherConstruction:Max GarcíaStructure:Sergio Felipe López GuevaraDesign Team:Alin V. Wallach, Ombeline de LaageAuthor Architect:Rozana MontielClient:Ricardo MunllochCity:TepoztlánCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Sandra PereznietoText description provided by the architects. This house located in Tepoztlán has an artisanal base, made of Texcal stone, occupied by part of the house’s program. It changes from an outside hermetic façade to a great open space that integrates the garden’s exuberant vegetation. Save this picture!Longitudinal SectionStone and wood predominate. Surfaces covered in texcal stone and vegetation build habitable half-lit enclosures. Save this picture!© Sandra PereznietoWater is present both inside and outside the house, refreshing all spaces, filling them with air and sound. Like a cloister, the tour of the house intertwines interior and exterior all the way to the terrace and the great open garden. The main room stands out as a wooden floating house on the second floor; and on the first floor there is an ambulatory pond. Save this picture!Lower PlanThe house combines different intimate spaces with enjoyment of nature and the exterior pool as well as a small secret garden home to a plum tree peeking behind a stonewall at the bottom of the main garden are perfect examples of this.Save this picture!© Sandra PereznietoSave this picture!© Sandra PereznietoProject gallerySee allShow lessImages Revealed of BIG’s Latest New York City SkyscraperArchitecture NewsWhy Designing a Person’s Home is the Most Challenging, Thrilling Task an Architect C…Articles Share Mexico “COPY” 2017 CopyAbout this officeRozana Montiel | Estudio de ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTepoztlánMexicoPublished on April 03, 2018Cite: “albino ortega house / Rozana Montiel | Estudio de Arquitectura” [Casa Albino Ortega / Rozana Montiel | Estudio de Arquitectura] 03 Apr 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StoneShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectDoorsRaynorGarage Door – Advantage SeriesConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows in Villa LakesideSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Roofs & CanopiesSound BoothsFrameryMeeting Pod – Framery Q – Flip n’ FoldWall / Ceiling LightsAsaf WeinbroomLighting – Linestra 110 BrassMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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 stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses•Tepoztlán, Mexico ArchDaily Architects: Rozana Montiel | Estudio de Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Projects Area:  230 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  albino ortega house / Rozana Montiel | Estudio de ArquitecturaSave this projectSavealbino ortega house / Rozana Montiel | Estudio de Arquitectura Save this picture!© Sandra Pereznieto+ 16Curated by Danae Santibañez Sharelast_img read more

June 17, 2021 0

Heritage Lottery Fund NI targets specific areas for funding

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 Howard Lake | 25 April 2017 | News The Heritage Lottery Fund in Northern Ireland (HLF) has identified particular areas which it has listed as a priority for funding. The areas are Fermanagh and Omagh, and Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon.HLF has also provided a list of deadlines for two of its key grants programmes for 2017.For Heritage Grants or Heritage Enterprise applications under £2 million first-round application and all supporting documents must be received by:·         19 June 2017 for a decision in September 2017·         4 September 2017 for a decision in December 2017Meetings to decide on grant requests between £100,000 and £2 million, second-round submissions under Townscape Heritage and Landscape Partnerships, and first-round applications under the Grants for Places of Worship programme will take place on:·         20 June 2017·         20 September 2017·         5 December 2017Meanwhile, HLF in Northern Ireland last week announced a grant of nearly £5 million for Hillsborough Castle and its historic gardens which is owned by Historic Royal Palaces.  99 total views,  1 views todaycenter_img Tagged with: Funding heritage Northern Ireland  100 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 Heritage Lottery Fund NI targets specific areas for fundinglast_img read more

June 16, 2021 0

Main water pipe floods Moudy plaza

first_imgFacebook printParts of University Drive was shut down Wednesday after a broken water pipe flooded the Moudy plaza. Carolina Olivares Carolina is a journalism major with a minor in Spanish. She grew up in Houston, Texas so it’s safe to say you can hear her cheering on Houston sports team, EXCEPT the Texans. She throws up the X for the Dallas Cowboys. She can’t start her day without coffee and when she’s not reporting you can find her working out or spending time with friends. Student expected to launch sports betting app Carolina Olivares Fort Worth water arriving to the scene of a water main break outside of the Moudy buildings (photo by Richard Edgemon). Welcome TCU Class of 2025 ReddIt + posts Twitter Boschini pushes to change alert system company Carolina Olivares Boschini questions English-only alert systemcenter_img Twitter Individual safe after threatening to jump from Amon G. Carter Stadium Facebook ReddIt Linkedin Linkedin Carolina Olivares Previous articleWhat we’re reading: Trump v. CohenNext articleListen: Ball Don’t Lie: The Hoops Oscars Carolina Olivares RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Carolina Olivares World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history The street suffered a 12-inch water line flood, said Mary Gugliuzza, the Fort Worth water and wastewater public information officer.City workers arrived on site to address the issue, while TCU maintenance workers grabbed brooms and squeegee to shovel water away from the building.Armando Rios, the assistant director of facility at TCU, said if the flood overflows into the building then he will call the restoration facility services.Some students regretted leaving their umbrellas at home because they thought it was raining. “I didn’t think it was going to rain today,” said Jared Lemelin, a junior. So I was really confused when I saw a bunch of water through the exit doors.”Students rushed to clear art projects out of the building so that pieces wouldn’t get destroyed. Repairs to the line will disrupt northbound traffic on University Drive between Princeton and West Cantey streets, according to the Fort Worth Water Department. The southbound lanes of University Drive will accommodate traffic both ways. Work is expected to be complete by Friday morning.last_img read more

June 13, 2021 0

Gunmen stop Jalalabad radio station’s broadcasts, beat journalists

first_img RSF_en News Follow the news on Afghanistan News Receive email alerts News Afghan journalists’ unions, which suspect certain local officials and the information and culture minister of being involved, have condemned the violence and have called for “those responsible to be rapidly arrested and brought to justice.”Since its creation in 2010, Hamisheh Bahar has been broadcasting around the clock in Nangarhar and the neighbouring provinces of Kounar, Khost, Paktika and Logar. With 24 employees including four women, the station has been the target of repeated intimidation by the Taliban and local officials. to go further AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders condemns yesterday’s attack on Radio Hamisheh Bahar (Always Spring) in Jalalabad, the capital of the eastern province of Nangarhar, by gunmen who beat security guards and journalists and then destroyed transmission equipment, interrupting broadcasting.“The authorities must continue to show a determination to quickly identify and punish those responsible for violence against journalists and news media,” Reporters Without Borders said. “One of the reasons for the increase in attacks on journalists is the impunity enjoyed by local officials who have been implicated in cases of violence against the media.”Hamisheh Bahar manager Sohbatollah Entezar told journalists: “They warneds that they would kill everyone if we continued to broadcast.” He also reported receiving telephone threats from various unidentified people including Taliban members. “They asked me to fire certain journalists and to stop broadcasting programmes,” he added. AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information center_img The Nangarhar provincial governor announced the formation of a committee to investigate yesterday’s attack, which has not been claimed, and to arrest those responsible. November 20, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Gunmen stop Jalalabad radio station’s broadcasts, beat journalists News June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan May 3, 2021 Find out more Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says Organisation Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” March 11, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

June 12, 2021 0

O’Donovan welcomes major investment in Limerick

first_imgTwitter Email The Rev William Casey (Rev Willie C) memorial, Abbeyfeale.Photo: Cian Reinhardt Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live LIMERICK TD and Minister for the Office of Public Works, Patrick O’Donovan has welcomed a major investment by Minister Hildegarde Naughton TD for road works including pedestrian crossings, footpaths, lighting, drainage and safety measures across the County. Linkedin WhatsApp “Communities across Limerick will benefit from substantial investment for their areas. Various different projects are being included for towns and villages like the installation of pedestrian crossings or the removal of difficult flooding problems off of sections of road.”“As TD for the County I would have identified most of these needs to Limerick City and County Council and have met local area engineers to get these matters pushed forwards.”“This investment by Government is also important because it is an important injection of €2million which will allow for local construction works in several of our communities.”Minister O’Donovan also pointed out that the works in question will make the areas where the roads and footpaths are being repaired or installed safer for pedestrians and other road users.“The recent COVID restrictions have seen a major rise in the numbers of people walking so this money will help those areas to be safer and allow more people to use our footpaths and roads more safely.” Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Advertisement Previous articleFlooding on graves in St Mary’s cemetery PatrickswellNext articleAhead of World Alzheimer Month this September Latest Figures Show Estimated 2,691 People Living with Dementia in Limerick Staff Reporter LimerickNewsO’Donovan welcomes major investment in LimerickBy Staff Reporter – August 31, 2020 244 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Patrick O’Donovan said that with he would continue to work with Fine Gael Councillors across the County to identify work like this that the Council and the Government can complete, and that he would engage positively with the Council staff to advance projects for communities across Limerick. Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSKeeping Limerick PostlimerickLimerick Post Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

June 4, 2021 0

Blood samples can be taken from all drivers involved in road crashes from today

first_img WhatsApp LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Homepage BannerNews Twitter Twitter Previous articleCouncil begins installing carbon monoxide alarms in council housesNext articleClarke fails to report for pre season News Highland Blood samples can be taken from all drivers involved in road crashes from today – including those who cannot give consent.The measure is part of tighter road safety regulations, which come into effect today ahead of Christmas.Minister for Transport Pascal Donohoe will announce the closure of a loophole, which allowed drunken drivers to avoid blood tests through being unconscious or by claiming injury, at the launch of the annual Christmas road safety campaign.Founder of Donegal based road safety organisation PARC, Susan Grey says the move is a very welcome one, and brings the republic into line with the law north of the border:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath Facebook Facebook Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme center_img Pinterest Blood samples can be taken from all drivers involved in road crashes from today Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsApp By News Highland – November 27, 2014 Pinterest Google+ Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

May 27, 2021 0

Justice Beyond Prejudice: Need Of Awakening Before It Gets Too Late

first_imgColumnsJustice Beyond Prejudice: Need Of Awakening Before It Gets Too Late Abhishek Goyal15 May 2021 11:05 PMShare This – x”There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. There are civilizations across the world, which may, though, profess themselves to be progressive; yet, their norms may not always illustrate a liberal thought process. In fact, it is often observed that the steering forces of such societies are certain congenital dogmas and philosophies, mostly favoring the members who comprise a majority. Resultantly, constricted approach towards anything novel or unexplored, gravely impacts those who may not austerely conform to the ‘so called majority’ ideals. Unfortunately, the uniqueness of such marginalized groups is typically branded as an aberration, depriving them of their basic human rights and in certain cases, the very right of existence. One such manifest prejudice, subsists towards the members of the LGBTQIA community. Regrettably, societal apathy towards these individuals is so deeply ingrained that the instances of oppression may not always emanate from external sources. On the contrary, ostracism, exploitation, name-calling, deprivation of elementary resources, etc., may originate at home (and quite early); from those endowed with a responsibility to love and cherish these relations. At the same time, neither religion nor law may provide a respite against these tyrannies, rather, may be devised in a manner to sanction these individuals for their inimitability; cataloguing their conduct as chosen urges, advocating treatment, atonement and chastisement.Advertisement The Preamble to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (“UDHR”), inter alia, professes, “recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is a foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.” Articles 3 and 5 of UDHR guarantee rights to life, liberty and security of person and protection from torture; cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment; or punishment, respectively. Further, as per Article 9 of UDHR, “[n]o one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile” and Article 12 of UDHR provides, “No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.” Similar provisions are also enshrined under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, in particular, under Articles 6, 7, 9 and 17 thereof. Therefore, seen in the context of these provisions, severe acts of violence and discrimination faced by the individuals on the basis their sexual orientation and gender identity are in direct conflict with their basic Human Rights. Accordingly, appreciating a need of documenting, “discriminatory laws and practices and acts of violence against individuals based on their sexual orientation and gender identity”, the United Nations General Assembly requested[1] the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (“High Commissioner”) to conduct a study in the said direction in the year 2011. Consequent to this mandate, a report[2] was submitted to the Human Rights Council by the High Commissioner, inter alia, proposing certain recommendations aimed towards prevention of torture, enactment of comprehensive anti-discriminatory legislation, implementation of appropriate sensitization, facilitation of legal recognition of the preferred gender/ gender identity, etc. Subsequently, based on a request made by the Human Rights Council, vide its resolution 27/32, the High Commission submitted an updated report[3] on May 4, 2015, inter alia, professing a need of review of criminal law(s), “to remove offences relating to consensual same sex conduct and other offences used to arrest and punish persons on the basis of their sexual orientation and gender identity or expression..” This entire exercise culminated with the adoption of a resolution[4] by the Human Rights Council on July 15, 2016, thereby; deprecating the acts of violence and discrimination committed against individuals based on their sexual orientation or gender identity; appointing an Independent Expert; calling upon all States/ member states to cooperate with the Independent Expert in the discharge of its mandate; etc. Significantly, as per its mandate, the Independent Expert is obligated to receive information and complaints regarding alleged instances of violence or discrimination against individuals on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender. At the same time, such an expert is required to submit its annual report to the United Nations General Assembly and Human Rights Council.Advertisement Though, it may seem quite appalling, yet, there are several counties across the globe which prescribe capital punishment for homosexuality or differential gender identity, on a pretext that the same runs contrary to the ‘so called normal behavior’. Pertinently, the proponents in favor of such sanction justify their case by arguing that it is a means to assure prevention of spread of certain diseases, such as; HIV-AIDS, besides curbing ‘immorality’ and maintaining fabric of society. However, these arguments are grossly misconceived and founded on an inherent bias towards the members of the said community. In reality, these pre-conceptions are manifestations of a thought process that considers a class of individuals lesser than other, basis their identity and orientation. Per contra the protagonist fighting the other side of the battle, validly justify their claims on the basis of every individual’s inalienable rights to life, privacy and independence. In reality, their claim is premised more on an acknowledgment of these rights, in distinction to their conferment by any authority or society.Advertisement Advertisement Significantly, the shackles of ignorance that were tied upon the Indian Society in form of one such punitive provision under S. 377 IPC were quite recently broken by the Supreme Court of India in Navtej Singh Johar v. Union of India. Appositely, prior to the delivery of the said authoritative pronouncement, the High Court of Delhi in Naz Foundation v. Govt. (NCT of Delhi) declared the said penal provision, “insofar it criminalizes consensual sexual acts of adults in private [as] violative[5][6][7] of the [Indian] Constitution.” While deciding so, Delhi High Court, at the outset, dispelled the argument that diseases such as; HIV-AIDS, etc., are propagated solely due to homosexual conduct and affirmed that homosexuality is not a disease or a disorder, rather, another expression of human sexuality. At the same time, it was recognized that the acknowledgment of right to live and liberty to an individual/ group cannot be detained merely on the basis of public disapproval of certain acts and that any restrictions to such right must conform with the standards of constitutional morality, in distinction to popular morality. However, regrettably, the country recoiled where, initially, the said pronouncement of the High Court did not find favour[8] of the India’s Apex Court, inter alia, under an observation that the said penal law could not be struck down by Court(s), “merely by virtue of its falling into disuse or the perception of the society having changed as regards the legitimacy of its purpose and its need”. (Suresh Kumar Koushal v. Naz Foundation)Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement However, by its pronouncement in Navjet Singh Johar’s case, a five Judges’ Bench of the Supreme Court upheld the decision of the High Court of Delhi under similar observations. Laudably, India’s Apex Court did not refrain its opinion while observing, “History owes an apology to the members of this community and their families, for the delay in providing redressal for the ignominy and ostracism that they have suffered through the centuries.” In fact, it was further unmistakably acknowledged by the Court that prejudices which prevailed against the members of the said community were attributable solely due to the ignorance of the majority who failed to recognize homosexuality as a range of human sexuality, leading to deprivation of such individuals of their basic rights of equality, dignified life, privacy, etc. Appositely, the conclusion of the Apex Court were based on the analysis of the said aspect from the perspectives of human dignity, privacy and its concomitant aspects, doctrine of progressive realization of rights, international view(s), etc. At the same time, the Court, inter alia, appreciated, “homosexuality is something that is based on sense of identity. It is the reflection of a sense of emotion and expression of eagerness to establish intimacy. It is just as much ingrained, inherent and innate as heterosexuality. Sexual orientation, as a concept, fundamentally implies a pattern of sexual attraction. It is as natural a phenomenon as other natural biological phenomena.” Further, despite curtailment of ambit of penal provision, laws relating to marriage, divorce, property rights, etc., of same sex-couples are still wanting in India. Pertinently, way prior to the Indian Courts’ acknowledgment of rights of gender identity/ sexual orientation, several Courts across the world had expressed similar observations and declaration of law. In one such instance, in Lawrence v. Texas 539 US 558 (2003), the United States[9] affirmed that the right of adult individuals (homosexuals) to engage in sexual activities was personal and that a law which prohibits such acts between consenting adults is unconstitutional. Similarly, Court(s) of Alberta in Vriend v. Alberta [1998] 1 S.C.R. 493, inter alia, observed, “[f]ear of discrimination will logically lead to concealment of true identity and this must be harmful to personal confidence and self‑esteem. Compounding that effect is the implicit message conveyed by the exclusion, that gays and lesbians, unlike other individuals, are not worthy of protection. This is clearly an example of a distinction which demeans the individual and strengthens and perpetrates the view that gays and lesbians are less worthy of protection as individuals in Canada’s society. The potential harm to the dignity and perceived worth of gay and lesbian individuals constitutes a particularly cruel form of discrimination.” Notwithstanding, the general acceptance and recognition of homosexuality as one forms of sexual expression, it is quite overwhelming to observe that a large part of the said community is still confined by either ideologies, religion, law, so called family norms, societal pressure, etc. Undoubtedly, acceptance is directly relatable to an individual’s openness about a concept or idea. However, a mind which is often programmed to form a perception based on certain stored information or preconceptions, finds it extremely difficult to shatter the confines of its constricted will. Regrettably, the law makers and interpreters, may, at times, also suffer with prejudices which refrains them from viewing an aspect with a holistic view. Nevertheless, it takes courage to accept one’s fallibility and a desire to work towards it. Notably, in one such illustration, recently, a Judge of High Court of Madras (Read order: Mrs. S.Sushma v. Director General of Police) while dealing in the issues of same-sex relations and (police) protection to such individuals, did not refrain from acknowledging his preconceived notions about the said issue, however, expressed a desire to understand and (consequently) evolve, noting, “it would have been possible for me to pack my order with a lot of research material and get applauded by the outside world for rendering a scholarly order. There was a call from inside which kept reminding me that if I venture into such an exercise at this stage, it will only be hypocritical of me since the order will not reveal my true and honest feeling about this very important issue….I am trying to break my own preconceived notions about this issue and I am in the process of evolving, and sincerely attempting to understand the feelings of the Petitioners…” Subsequently, while acknowledging his responsibility to pass directions/ order[10], which emanate(d) from heart and not head, the Judge duly admitted that he was not fully “woke” on the said aspect and accordingly, decided to subject himself to psycho-education with a psychologist to appreciate the concept better. (For details, click here) Mahatma Gandhi once remarked, “Mutual tolerance is a necessity for all time and for all races.” Understandably, the foundation of disparity against the members of LGBTQIA community is laid on barbaric thought process, which negates an individual’s fundamental rights and degrades the entire community as insubstantial. This community is compelled to persistently suffer the rigors imposed not only by discriminatory and unjust laws, rather, deprived of their inherent right to love and be loved by others, including their own family members. Regrettably, their bodies are subjected to malnourishment and impoverishment not only of basic commodities and essentials for living, rather, are made to bear humiliation, unspeakable atrocities, physical and sexual violence, stigmatization, etc. Unfortunately, the genesis and perpetuation of such instances are ignited and rooted in the concepts of prejudice and narrow thinking/ approach, which inhibits secession of concepts of injustice and judgment from love. On the contrary, as the evolved societies, law principles and thought processes profess, the present day’s imminent need is to permit love and equality to prevail and to shatter the fetters of predispositions and prejudices. It is only when society accepts this community’s rights, can the world progress at large at the same time profess itself to be educated and progressive. As Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn once remarked, “intolerance is the first sign of an inadequate education. An ill-educated person behaves with arrogant impatience, whereas truly profound education breeds humility.” Views are Personal The Author is an Advocate at the Supreme Court of India [1] Resolution 17/19 Human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity of July 14, 2011. [2] Discriminatory laws and practices and acts of violence against individuals based on their sexual orientation and gender identity – Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights-A/HRC/19/41, dated November 17, 2011. [3] High Commissioner’s report to the Human Rights Council on discrimination and violence against individuals based on their sexual orientation and gender identity- A/HRC/29/23. [4] Protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity- resolution 32/2. [5] Protection of life and personal liberty [6] Equality before law [7] Prohibition of discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth [8] Suresh Kumar Koushal v. Naz Foundation, (2014) 1 SCC 1 [9] Lawrence v. Texas, 156 L Ed 2d 508: 539 US 558 (2003) [10] Order was sought from the Court regarding framing of certain guidelines to ensure that individuals involved in same sex relations are treated with dignity and their safety ensured. TagsUniversal Declaration Of Human Rights (UDHR) Justice Beyond Prejudice LGBTQIA 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

May 26, 2021 0

Donegal Fire Service issue warning following Letterkenny apartment fire

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