Two Houses in Oropesa / Paredes Pedrosa

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects photographs:  Luis Asín , Paredes PedrosaPhotographs:  Luis Asín , Paredes PedrosaCollaborators:Álvaro Rábano, Clemens Eichner, Roberto Lebrero, Blanca LealDirection Of Execution:Inés CobisaStructure:Alfonso G. Gaite. GOGAITE, S.L.Installations:Nieves PlazaArchitects In Charge:Ángela García de Paredes, Ignacio PedrosaCity:OropesaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Luis AsínRecommended ProductsWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityText description provided by the architects. Two houses in Oropesa 13th century town walls.Sitting in the foothills of the Sierra de Gredos in Spain, Oropesa commands an extensive view encompassing snow-capped peaks and olive trees. Oropesa is known for its castle, built in 1402 and formerly the residence of the Toledo family of nobles. One of them built an arcade to link the castle with Nuestra Señora de la Asunción Church, where the houses are placed incrusted in the ancient walls.Save this picture!© Paredes PedrosaInitially, three very small houses divided into various small rooms in ruin, shared two patios behind a façade that was maintained unchanged for years, crossed by large brick arches. In the inside the houses lacked sufficient windows to cover lighting and ventilation.Save this picture!Exploded AxonometricThe project transforms the interior spaces into two houses, for brother and sister that share one single long patio, open in one side to the vision of the 16th Century church tower as a backdrop. The façade could not be modified, due to heritage protection, and the new patio orders the two constructions and gives natural light to both houses. One of them has also windows to the street and the other opens to a private small lateral garden.Save this picture!© Luis AsínSave this picture!Deployed ElevationInside the houses, the ancient brick and stonewalls, built with the traditional local rigging, were painted in white, considering the reasonable use of existing materials. It was sought to preserve the natural texture of the materials in order to better integrate them with the surrounding textures. The new staircases were built with steel sheet. Also, the roofs were fully disassembled, restored and re-built one meter higher, maintaining the wooden structure, to create a space under the roof. Save this picture!© Luis AsínSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanAn existing window in the main façade was opened to the new patio and enables views towards the church. In the patio the old water well is maintained and both the pavement and the lower part of the damaged ancient walls, were covered with natural brick as the unique new material.Save this picture!© Paredes PedrosaProject gallerySee allShow lessSwiss National Museum / Christ & GantenbeinSelected ProjectsNerima House / Elding OscarsonSelected Projects Share Architects: Paredes Pedrosa Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses, Renovation•Oropesa, Spain Houses Save this picture!© Luis Asín+ 15 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily 2015 Area:  316 m² Area:  316 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Spain “COPY” “COPY” Year:  Year:  Photographs 2015 Two Houses in Oropesa / Paredes PedrosaSave this projectSaveTwo Houses in Oropesa / Paredes Pedrosa Two Houses in Oropesa / Paredes Pedrosa CopyAbout this officeParedes PedrosaOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationOropesaSpainPublished on February 01, 2016Cite: “Two Houses in Oropesa / Paredes Pedrosa” 01 Feb 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ AbstractFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MShower ColumnsAXORShowers – AXOR LampShower by NendoWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsMega-Panel Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMTable LampsAxolightTable Lights – SkirtDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Glass Pivot Door – Rabel 8700 Slim Super ThermalUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexExterior DeckingHouse of BambooDecking – BambooAnti-Corrosive CoatingsTIGERPowder Coating – Drylac® Bianco 605More products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?西班牙传统街坊民居改造 / Paredes Pedrosa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

Renewed concern about online censorship after authorities block access to opposition site

first_img Yemeni journalist killed, nine wounded in Aden airport explosions News News Follow the news on Yemen RSF_en January 6, 2021 Find out more YemenMiddle East – North Africa February 26, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today about growing political censorship of the Internet in Yemen after the authorities blocked access to the opposition website on 24 February. The site regularly carries articles about corruption, human rights and the need for political and cultural reforms. Several websites and chat forums were temporarily blocked during last September’s presidential elections.“The government is increasingly resorting to the filtering of online content to prevent opposition political currents from disseminating their ideas,” Reporters Without Borders said. “As most newspapers and all the radio and TV stations are already controlled by the authorities, censuring the Internet has naturally become a priority for the government.”Abdul Karim Khaiwani, who edits the Al-Shura website and a weekly newspaper of the same name, is often harassed by the authorities. He was sentenced to a year in prison in September 2004 for supporting an uprising by Shiite leader Badr Eddin al-Hawthi and for libelling President Ali Abdallah Saleh. Freed under a presidential pardon in March 2005, he is still closely watched by the authorities.Access to several Yemeni websites and chat forums were blocked by the ministry of telecommunications and information in the run-up to last September’s presidential and local elections. The Yemeni Council site ( and the Yemen Sound site (, two chat forums popular with young people, were among those blocked at the end of August.The site, which was well known for supporting the president in the past, was blocked by the ministry a few weeks later without any explanation being given to those who run it. The same day, the chat forum, which then had 1,450 members, was also blocked. And a news site,, was temporarily banned on the grounds that its coverage of the presidential election was not satisfactory. Its was not unblocked until 24 September, after President Ali Abdullah Saleh had been reelected.——————Read our weekly “blog review” and create your blog with Reporters without borders: YemenMiddle East – North Africa March 5, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Renewed concern about online censorship after authorities block access to opposition sitecenter_img February 11, 2021 Find out more United Nations: press freedom situation “deeply worrying” in Yemen, according to RSF Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information to go further News Organisation News Fixer for foreign reporters held in Aden for past five monthslast_img read more

Cricket News England vs India 5th Test: India’s probable XI for Oval Test

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: India’s tour of England has been a fascinating contest between two of the best sides in world cricket. Apart from the Lord’s Test which the Joe Root-led English team won by an innings and 159 runs, every match has been a topsy-turvy ride with the momentum of the match shifting like a pendulum with each passing session. However, it was England who were determined enough to hold their nerves to seal the deal by pocketing the series by 3-1 with one Test to spare.Now the focus shifts to the Kennington Oval in London, where it will be a battle of pride for the Virat Kohli-led India who will fight tooth and nail to save the blushes of yet another embarrassing overseas Test series defeat and end the long series on a top note.ALSO READ: England vs India, 5th Test Preview: Battle of pride for Kohli and coLet’s take a look at how the Indian playing XI could shape up for the fifth Test match against England:Openers: Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi ShawThe opening combination for the Indian team during overseas tours have been a major issue for a long time now. Both KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan failed to tackle the English seamers, especially the likes of James Anderson and Stuart Broad, even Sam Curran and Chris Woakes along with Ben Stokes have constantly exposed the shaky technique of the Indian openers with the red cherry.In the fifth Test at the Kennington Oval, Indian batting prodigy and Under-19 World Cup winning skipper Prithvi Shaw is expected to be in the starting line-up and with his fearless attitude, India might find a way to end their opening woes. Meanwhile, Dhawan has also struggled against the new ball, but his good starts with aggressive intent might be enough to keep him in the XI for the final Test at least.ALSO READ: England vs India 5th Test: Hosts name 13-man squad for Oval TestMiddle-order: Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli (C), and Cheteshwar PujaraCheteshwar Pujara scored a brilliant century in the fourth Test and became the second batsman to do so in this series after a certain Virat Kohli. Pujara is assured of his No.3 position and his resilient attitude to stay at the crease for a longer period might work wonders this time for Virat Kohli and co.The number 4 belongs to Virat Kohli as he continues to carry the Indian batting order on his shoulders. Kohli has been excellent in this tour so far and has been able to put his nightmare of a 2014 tour back.Ajinkya Rahane has had a pretty good series so far. Big numbers might be missing from his statistics but his double-digit scores and ability to stick down the middle for longer periods have been crucial for India. Jinks will probably one of the first names in the playing XI for the fifth Test.ALSO READ: Asian Games: Bridge gold medallist duo yet to receive official blazerWicket-keeper: Rishabh PantAfter a decent debut in the Third Test, Pant failed to continue the momentum in the Southampton Test as he scored a duck and 18 runs in the first and second innings respectively. However, Pant is still an infant in the world of Test cricket and his intent to take on the bowlers during the second innings had impressed many. The southpaw needs stability to find his feet in the longest format of the game and Virat Kohli will probably give him a long run in the Test team.All-rounders: Hardik Pandya and Ravichandran AshwinHardik Pandya have had a torrid tour of England. Apart from that odd five-wicket haul in the third Test, his exploits have largely been worrysome for the fans and Virat Kohli. However, Pandya is at his best whenever the card seems to be against him and he is set to keep his place as he is currently the best option for the all-rounder spot.Ravichandran Ashwin has been brilliant so far in the Test series. Apart from the Southampton Test, he has constantly troubled the English middle order. His contribution with the bat has been decent too, hence he is more or less expected to keep his place in the playing XI for the final Test. However, he might be rested due to the fact that he is not completely fit. ALSO READ: Jose Mourinho behind my England call-up, says Luke ShawBowlers: Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, and Jasprit BumrahIndian pace department has been the clear winner in this Test series, with the trio of Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah using each other’s strength to take wickets. Ishant with 15 wickets under his belt and has been arguably the best performer for India with the ball, so it won’t be a surprise if he is rested for the upcoming tours’. However, he is likely to keep his spot in the XI.Shami, on the other hand, has been in and out of his usual top form during this series. The four-wicket haul in the second innings of Southampton Test was special from him and to keep his good momentum, he is expected to start in the fifth Test.Meanwhile, Jasprit Bumrah had a brilliant comeback to the Indian squad after missing the first two Tests due to an injury. His four wickets in the fourth Test was a positive for India and the pacer will keep his place in the XI. last_img read more