Tang House / Atelier ZAI

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/951722/tang-house-atelier-zai Clipboard 2020 Houses Projects China “COPY” Photographs:  Kunpeng LiuArchitect In Charge:Kunpeng LiuDesign Team:Kunpeng Liu, Shuyi HuangEngineering:Feng ZhuCity:NanChangCountry:ChinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!relationship with village. Image © Kunpeng LiuRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWhat kind of house to build in the countryside? We hope that this house grew out of this land, It uses skilled technology and materials of local workers, It is coordinated with surrounding buildings in terms of scale, form, spatial relationship, and materials We can draw nutrients from traditional buildings and apply them in new buildings. It is new in terms of construction techniques and materials. And it is old, and it is in the same line as traditional architecture. It is not a formal imitation, but a conceptual one.Save this picture!relationship with the old houses. Image © Kunpeng LiuSave this picture!relationship with the old houses. Image © Kunpeng LiuSite. The project is located in a Village in Nanchang City. Dozens of houses are evenly scattered in the village, most of them are built in the 1950s and 90s, and a few are new. The base is located on the north side of the village, the terrain is relatively high, the north side of the base is woodland, and there are buildings in other directions.Save this picture!old and new walls. Image © Kunpeng LiuRelationship with surrounding venues. The base is long and narrow, and the surrounding buildings are mostly two stories. The new building is much larger than its neighbors. In order to be more coordinated with the surroundings in terms of volume, the new building is divided into three parts from south to north. It adopts a courtyard layout: the living room, kitchen and dining room, the main house, and buildings are connected by courtyards of different sizes.Save this picture!axonometricSave this picture!sectionThere are idle houses on the east and west sides of the site, which are high on the west side and low on the east side. The two-story canopy and courtyard wall of the building echoes the height relationship between the buildings on both sides. There is a courtyard on the south side of the living room and there is a grapefruit tree on the east side, so we divided the courtyard into two: the entrance courtyard and the tree courtyard. The building also has an inner courtyard facing the tree courtyard, and the three inner courtyards form a layered relationship.             Save this picture!inner courtyard. Image © Kunpeng LiuSave this picture!living room courtyard. Image © Kunpeng LiuSave this picture!facade of dining room. Image © Kunpeng LiuThe living room and dining room are connected by a narrow inner courtyard, and the light falls from the gap formed by the two roofs. The living courtyard between the restaurant and the main house is the largest. The height of the restaurant is relatively low so that the main house can get enough sunlight and light. The main house and the restaurant are connected by the west corridor. The main house consists of two continuous sloped roofs, low in the south and high in the north, with a patio in the middle. Light can enter the north room on the second floor. people can see the roof of the south room, which is a space to appreciate the rain.Save this picture!view the inner courtyard from living room. Image © Kunpeng LiuSpatial relationship. The partition walls and gables of traditional buildings are mostly parallel, and the rooms are similar. In this project, we arranged the partition wall between the master bedroom and the study room perpendicular to the gable, leaning to one side, without reaching the top, it divided the space into one large and one small. The two spaces maintain a certain visual connection. and the same slope Two different feeling spaces are formed under the roof covering.Save this picture!exposed beam in the living room. Image © Kunpeng LiuThe construction system of traditional buildings will be clearly communicated after completion, but the combination of modern construction methods and rural construction levels, as well as people’s requirements for comfort, make the construction relationship and the final effect appear to be divided. In the living room, we try to use the beam as an element to participate in space shaping. The beam uses a small wooden template. The rough texture strengthens the feeling of the beam in the space, and the construction exists in the space in a fragmented manner.Save this picture!secondary bedroom. Image © Kunpeng LiuSave this picture!secondary bedroom. Image © Kunpeng LiuIn terms of interior materials, gray floor tiles are used for the ground, white paint for the walls, and gray paint for the roof. we respond to the material relationship of a traditional building with the most common materials that can be purchased in rural areas, under the local construction capacity,         Save this picture!single pitch space. Image © Kunpeng LiuSave this picture!© Kunpeng LiuFacade relationship. Local buildings have corridors on the south side, and most of the windows are on the north and south walls. The south is rainy, and the deeper corridors can provide shade and reduce the erosion of doors, windows, and indoors by rain. The facade design continues the traditional building’s response to the environment. The windows are mainly set on the north and south sides, facing the inner courtyard, so as to obtain sufficient daylight and ensure privacy. There are overhanging eaves on the first and second floors on both sides of the north and south to shade and prevent rain. Therefore, the waterproofness of the wall material can be lower, and white paint with a rough texture is mainly used. We use water-brushed stones to enhance waterproofing at the foot position, The continuous horizontal long windows imply the internal frame structure and function. The beams and window sills located above and below the long windows are exposed with small wooden mold concrete, and the structure is more actively involved in the facade composition.Save this picture!south facade. Image © Kunpeng LiuSave this picture!living courtyard. Image © Kunpeng LiuThe gables on the east and west sides of the building and the courtyard walls on the four sides used Swash stone. Swash stone wall is widely used in local buildings in the 1980s and 1990s. It has good durability, a simple texture, and harmony with traditional buildings, and the price is reasonable.Save this picture!relationship with neighbour. Image © Kunpeng LiuProject gallerySee allShow lessSchool Center and Leisure Activity Center in Antony / Dietmar Feichtinger ArchitectesSelected ProjectsLongyou Museum / CUC·ZOYOSelected Projects Share Tang House / Atelier ZAI Photographs CopyHouses•NanChang, China Save this picture!a house with yards. Image © Kunpeng Liu+ 36Curated by 韩爽 – HAN Shuang Share Tang House / Atelier ZAISave this projectSaveTang House / Atelier ZAI CopyAbout this officeAtelier ZAIOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNanchangOn FacebookNanChangChinaPublished on November 20, 2020Cite: “Tang House / Atelier ZAI” 20 Nov 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Managing for Large Scale Growth

first_imgOrganizations that are growing at rates requiring truly large scale infrastructure, in addition to their immediate growth needs, should be seriously considering how the infrastructure they are creating will sustain itself over time. Answering your short term growth pressures without also addressing the need to manage larger and larger infrastructure is not an approach that will have a happy ending.When we designed the DSS 9000 rack scale solution we understood that – because we have more than a decade of deep experience with the leaders in hyperscale computing. Scale comes with its own set of challenges, and foremost among them is management. How do you manage exponentially expanding infrastructure without losing the advantages that scale delivers?The answer is that you need to have an architecture that allows you to easily incorporate and adopt the technologies that are being developed to address the latest challenges in the industry.  Being an open architecture allows the DSS 9000 to benefit from the work being done across the entire industry to more efficiently manage massive data centers.The promise of fully composable infrastructure is management nirvana for large scale environments; it’s the point when all resources – compute, storage, networking, memory – are fully disaggregated across the infrastructure and available to be independently “composed” into whatever infrastructure combinations you need. While the technology has not quite caught up with the dream yet (see the recent blog by Robert Hormuth, CTO of the Dell EMC Infrastructure Solutions Group), the DSS 9000 offers composable elements in its current version and a path to full composability in the future.Manage at the Rack LevelEfficient, open and agile rack management is at the design core of the DSS 9000. Its management foundation is based on the industry accepted Redfish management APIs. The Intel ® Rack Scale Design (RSD) hardware resource manager also uses the Redfish open APIs as its foundation and this allows the DSS 9000 to implement RSD’s Pooled System Management Engine (PSME) APIs and firmware as part of its Rack Manager component to enable the comprehensive inventory of all devices in the rack.  It is this leveraging of open management APIs and software that lets the DSS 9000 provide a single management interface across the rack and consolidate rack-wide operations, for example, to perform firmware updates to all the devices in the rack at once. Imagine the overall reduction in time consumed (and money saved) that this adds up to across massive infrastructure environments.  Redfish compatibility is also what makes it possible to support ancillary third party gear like switches and servers within a DSS 9000 rack, permitting even greater choice and functionality for customers.Dynamically Allocate Resources Across the RackThe disaggregation of resources provided by Redfish and Rack Scale Design are the beginning steps on the path to full composability. Using integration software from Dell EMC and an orchestration tool (i.e., MAAS, OpenStack Fuel) compute and storage resources on the DSS 9000 can be dynamically allocated across the rack as needed. (See the Transforming Management for Modern Scale-Out whitepaper for details.) The ability to allocate and subsequently decommission resources on the fly gives data centers tremendous flexibility in how they choose to run their day-to-day operations. It allows for higher levels of resource utilization and the ability to respond more rapidly to spikes in demand. Deploy Racks at a TimeThe DSS 9000 is delivered as a pre-integrated rack after being built to customers’ specifications. The server and storage sleds that make up the rack, have a wide range of optional components that give customers tremendous flexibility to optimize for their specific workloads. When the racks are delivered it is as simple as rolling them into place, plugging them in and beginning to provision the systems – no additional cabling or integration of the racks. The building-block chassis structure of the DSS 9000 also makes it quick and easy to scale within a rack, by simply sliding in a fully populated chassis.Benefit From Rack Scale DesignThe DSS 9000 design includes a powerful rack management infrastructure. It has a separate Intel® Atom powered Rack Manager component that is connected to each of the block chassis and, in turn, to each individual server. Status and control of servers, power, and cooling are communicated through a gigabit management network that is independent of the data network. This infrastructure enables faster communication and more extensive management functionality for the increasingly complex workloads service providers and carriers now provide. In addition, it permits independent control at the block level for more efficient power and cooling.Transform Large Scale ManagementTo remain competitive as they scale, organizations need to invest in infrastructure with the ability to adopt new technologies quickly, to take advantage of open platforms and to move toward full composability. The DSS 9000 is infrastructure that helps organizations into a more productive and efficient future. See the DSS 9000 Rack Management video for more details and a look at the DSS 9000 in action.last_img read more

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Sell the dream: Your products and services aren’t special

first_img 112SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Mark Arnold Mark Arnold is an acclaimed speaker, brand expert and strategic planner helping businesses such as credit unions and banks achieve their goals with strategic marketing insights and energized training. Mark … Web: www.markarnold.com Details I offer this as a friendly challenge: the products and services your credit union offers are probably not that remarkably different, better or more innovative than most of what your competition has.If you find that a little unsettling it’s probably a good thing. Retail operations (including credit unions) typically don’t adapt and evolve unless they find themselves in an uncomfortable position.The products and services you offer — checking accounts, loans, digital, etc. — are not bad. However, when you get right down to it, are the products and services you offer really all that different from the competition? Doubtful. Sure — every once in a while somebody will offer a new gizmo that is different and catches the consumer eye — for a while. Eventually, however, somebody else will appropriate the idea (a nice way of saying steal) and it’s no longer unique.Consumers come to your credit union not so much for the product or service. For example, they’re really not coming for an auto loan. What they’re coming for is the dream of driving the vehicle. They’re not really coming for a checking account. What they’re coming for is the ease and convenience of managing their financial livelihood to free up time so they can concentrate on things that mean more to them. Credit unions that focus on selling the dream rather than products are better positioned for success.To sell the dream your staff must re-learn what it has probably regarded for many years as the traditional “features and benefits” way of thinking. This feature-centric way of promoting products and services focuses on the features side. Features (think the bullet point list of things on your brochures or website that describe an account, for example) describe what a particular product offers. However, they are typically dry and boring and don’t speak to the dream. The benefits of a product, conversely, directly address the higher aspirations of a product or service (such as the examples above regarding checking accounts and car loans). When your staff approaches members with the idea of promoting benefits first, their likelihood of successfully achieving the sale rises dramatically.This type of paradigm-shift in thinking doesn’t come quickly or easily (especially for staff that have worked front-line positions with members for years). It requires a 180-degree shift from focusing on the nuts and bolts (features) of a product or service to the more member-centric dream (benefits) aspect. A dramatic shift in thinking and member interactions such as this doesn’t come about accidentally — rather, it happens with continuous, rigorous and regularly reinforced training as well as predefined expectations for employee success.Credit unions with an eye towards future growth welcome uncomfortable revelations such as this. Once you understand that it’s not the features of a product or service that attract a member but rather the benefits (and dreams) they offer, you can begin the pivot towards dream-centric member engagement.last_img read more

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