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[Episcopal News Service] Los obispos y diputados que acudieron a Indianápolis en julio para la 77ª. reunión de la Convención General hicieron una declaración histórica respecto a la relación entre los obispos y las diócesis, reconociendo que, en raras ocasiones, esa relación se torna en extremo tirante, a veces hasta el punto de la ruptura.La declaración, hecha por medio de la Resolución B021, establece un proceso canónico para reconciliar o disolver la relación episcopal.La Resolución B021 fue el resultado de un llamado (vía la Resolución B014) de la reunión de la Convención General en 2009 a buscar una vía para ayudar a las diócesis y los obispos a resolver sus diferencias.“La Iglesia Episcopal es relativamente única en que no hay ningún mecanismo pastoral o canónico para la intervención de la Iglesia en general a fin de llevar la reconciliación o la disolución dentro de una diócesis con conflictos”, advertía la Resolución B014 en su explicación. El costo de esa carencia es “enorme”, decía la explicación, y se manifiesta en la forma de “obispos y sus familias que viven estigmatizados y sin la gratitud y el cuidado de las diócesis a las que han servido, miembros de comités permanentes agotados y maltratados, diócesis que se han quedado desmoralizadas y divididas por las facciones, y el nombre de la Iglesia con frecuencia se ve comprometido por la ausencia de un proceso más humano”.“Varias diócesis han experimentado una continua enemistad entre los obispos y sus cuerpos eclesiásticos fundamentales, situación que a veces ha durado años, y a veces décadas”, también hacia notar la explicación.El proceso aprobado por esta reunión de la Convención en la B021 es semejante al mecanismo para una parroquia que se encuentre en un grave conflicto con su rector (Título III.9.12-13). Al canon del Título III, “De la vida y obra de un obispo”, se le añadirá la política de la Iglesia respecto al ministerio ordenado. La adición entrará en vigor el 1 de septiembre.Se aplicará, según lo que se convertirá en la Sección 9 de ese canon, cuando la relación entre una diócesis y su obispo, el obispo coadjutor o sufragáneo esté “en peligro por desacuerdo o disensión” hasta el punto en que el obispo, dos tercios del Comité Permanente o dos tercios de un voto mayoritario de la Convención Diocesana consideren que los problemas son lo bastante graves para invocar el proceso.“Mi opinión es que la aplicación de este canon será rara, pero en casos donde pudiera ser necesario, podría ayudar a librar de daño indebido a una diócesis y a la relación episcopal”, dijo Mark Hollingsworth, obispo de la Diócesis de Ohio, quien propuso la B021, en una reciente entrevista con el Servicio de Prensa Episcopal (ENS). “Es más probable que, el contar con el canon, incentivará una resolución más rápida antes de tener que invocarlo”.Si una diócesis y un obispo deciden invocar el canon, tal decisión le permite a cualquiera de las partes pedirle al obispo primado que intervenga y ayude a resolver el desacuerdo o la disensión. El obispo primado entonces comienza un proceso —que incluye la posible utilización de un consultor o un mediador diplomado —con el propósito de propiciar la reconciliación. Si las partes convienen en reconciliarse, deben definir la “responsabilidad del obispo y de la diócesis”, según la nueva Sección 9.Además, el obispo, o dos tercios del Comité Permanente, o la votación de una mayoría de dos tercios de la Convención Diocesana, pueden comenzar un proceso para disolver la relación episcopal. Las razones para la disolución deben ser presentadas por escrito al obispo primado, junto con un informe de cualquier mediador o consultor que pudiera haber intervenido. Esa notificación pone en marcha una serie de medidas [cuya aplicación] sería cuestión de meses. El obispo primado puede requerir ulteriores intentos de mediación y reconciliación.Si no hubiere ninguna resolución, un comité de un obispo (nombrado por el obispo primado) y un sacerdote y un laico (nombrado por el presidente de la Cámara de Diputados) de fuera de la diócesis ha de reunirse para recomendar una resolución del asunto. El comité podría recomendar que la relación episcopal continúe o que debe disolverse.La recomendación tendría que ser aprobada por dos tercios de los miembros de la Cámara de Obispos presentes y con derecho a voto en la próxima reunión regular o especial de la Cámara. Si esa mayoría no la aprueba, el comité tendría que recomendar otra resolución a la misma reunión, que tendría que someterse a votación en esa reunión.“En lo tocante al tiempo de la Iglesia, esta cosa se mueve a la velocidad del rayo”, dijo recientemente a ENS el Rdo. Ledlie I. Laughlin, diputado por Pensilvania y presidente del Comité Permanente de esa diócesis.Laughlin, que es el rector de la iglesia de San Pedro [St. Peter’s] en Filadelfia, dijo que él siguió la formulación del proceso que finalmente se aprobó “y lo invitaron a participar en algunas de las conversaciones mientras se hacían correcciones sobre la marcha”.El proceso expuesto en la versión de la B021 que la Convención aprobara no es el mismo con el cual la resolución comenzó y es también diferente del propuesto en la A065 por la Comisión Permanente sobre Desarrollo del Ministerio, también en respuesta a la B014.Hollingsworth dijo que él y el obispo Mark Sisk, de la Diócesis de Nueva York, redactaron la versión original de la B021 luego que un equipo de trabajo de Desarrollo del Ministerio presentara su propuesta del proceso para la reconciliación o la disolución de una relación episcopal a la reunión de la Cámara de Obispos en la primavera de 2012. La propuesta se hacía eco de la que ya existe para [las relaciones] de una parroquia y su rector.“Creo que todo el mundo pensó que era un trabajo excelente”, dijo Hollingsworth, refiriéndose al proceso del equipo de trabajo, pero “la inquietud era que fuera un proceso complejo y el temor de que pudiera tomar mucho tiempo y resultar costoso”.Hollingsworth dijo también que él y Sisk habían pensado en un proceso más racionalizado y presentaron un borrador a sus colegas durante la misma reunión. Obtuvieron el visto bueno para proseguir la labor y de este modo los dos refinaron su propuesta. Ellos, junto con Thomas Shaw, obispo de la Diócesis de Massachusetts, la presentaron a la Convención General.Una vez en Indianápolis, explicó Hollingsworth, el Comité [legislativo] sobre el Ministerio le pidió a un grupo de obispos y “a algunas otras personas interesadas” que intentaran formular una resolución para reemplazar la A065 y la B021. Ese grupo “fundamentalmente presentó una resolución que, como grupo, creímos que satisfacía las esperanzas de todos los participantes del proceso, incluidos los clérigos y los laicos, y resultó tan expedito y eficiente como pudimos hacerlo”, agregó.La medida pasó a la Cámara de Obispos el 10 de julio donde los miembros cambiaron la mayoría de votos necesarios a través del proceso a un margen de dos tercios.“La preocupación que algunos obispos expresaron fue que un problema de esta gravedad debía exigir una súper mayoría”, dijo Hollingsworth a ENS. “Sentí que una mayoría simple no era suficiente, pero obviamente la mayoría de la cámara creyó que estas decisiones requerían de una súper mayoría”.La Cámara de Diputados estuvo de acuerdo con la versión enmendada de la B021 el último día de la Convención. Hubo alguna animación en un momento del debate de ese día cuando los diputados convinieron en limitar su comentario sobre las resoluciones. Sin embargo, después del voto de la Cámara, Laughlin, de la Diócesis de Pensilvania, pidió intervenir un momento a título de privilegio personal para agradecerles a sus colegas sus oraciones y “apoyo por nosotros para ocuparnos de los divisivos problemas que hemos estado confrontando con nuestro obispo”.El Comité Permanente de Pensilvania ha estado en pugna con el obispo Charles Bennison desde mediados de la pasada década por inquietudes respecto a cómo él maneja los activos de la diócesis y otros asuntos.Más de una vez el Comité Permanente ha pedido la renuncia de Bennison, incluido el día en que él regreso a trabajar en agosto de 2010 luego de la el Tribunal de Revisión para el Proceso de un Obispo revocó un fallo de un tribunal inferior de la Iglesia que dictaminó su deposición del ministerio por haber incurrido en una conducta impropia de un miembro del clero. El tribunal de revisión convino con uno de los dos fallos de conducta impropia del tribunal inferior, pero dijo que Bennison no podía ser depuesto porque el cargo estaba restringido por el estatuto de limitaciones de la Iglesia.En septiembre de 2010, el Comité Permanente le pidió a la Cámara de Obispos su “apoyo y ayuda” para obtener la jubilación o la renuncia de Bennison. Posteriormente ese mes los obispos pidieron la “renuncia inmediata e incondicional” de Bennison. Al día siguiente, Bennison rehusó. Él sigue siendo el obispo diocesano.Hollingsworth hizo notar que el proceso que la Convención General le añadió al Título III no tiene por objeto reemplazar el uso de los cánones disciplinarios de la Iglesia para clérigos y obispos conocido como Título IV. Esa serie de cánones enumera las normas de conducta para el clero y bosqueja un proceso para el manejo de las acusaciones de los clérigos que violen esas normas. Durante cierto número de años, los cánones del Título III han reconocido que los rectores y sus parroquias pueden encontrarse en conflicto por razones que no sean violaciones de conducta. No había ningún reconocimiento canónico de que surgiera esa posibilidad en la relación entre un obispo y una diócesis hasta la medida tomada recientemente por la Convención.“Si hay ofensas contempladas en el Título IV, entonces debe seguirse [lo prescrito por] ese título”, dijo Hollingsworth. “En ausencia de un proceso efectivo para abordar una relación comprometida entre un obispo y una diócesis, la única otra ruta podría ser encontrar un modo de abordarla inadecuadamente a través del Título IV, y eso no ayuda a la diócesis, ni a la Iglesia ni al obispo”.Laughlin le dijo a ENS que el Comité Permanente discutió el nuevo proceso canónico durante una reunión regular luego de la Convención General, pero que no había llegado a tomarse ninguna decisión.Agregó que resultaba claro a partir de sus conversaciones con los promotores del proceso que éstos “se mostraron cuidadosos de no relacionarlo demasiado estrechamente con la situación en la Diócesis de Pensilvania”.El proceso se concentra en “nuestra relaciones los unos con los otros en el cuerpo de Cristo y respecto a cómo mantener ese cuerpo sano, y como nos mantenemos mutuamente responsables”, dijo Laughlin.“Es un reconocimiento de que a veces esas relaciones se rompen, o ya no son mutuamente benéficas y como tales ya no sirven a la misión de la Iglesia y a la proclamación del evangelio”, agregó. “El canon ofrece un medio para que las partes [en conflicto] aborden esos problemas de manera que puedan resolverlos y seguir adelante con el ministerio vital al que somos llamados”.Entre tanto, otro método que se ha sugerido para ayudar a las diócesis y a sus obispos a discernir juntos el futuro —un método que habría significado una desviación aún mayor de la forma tradicional de esa relación— nunca se presentó en el mismo comité de la Convención General que discutió las [resoluciones] A053 y B021.El Rdo. Alex Dyer, de Connecticut, propuso en la Resolución D041 fijar en nueve años el período [de gobierno] de un obispo diocesano. El período podría renovarse un número ilimitado de veces por una votación de la convención diocesana. Un obispo habría conservado sus órdenes episcopales si la diócesis decidiera ponerle término a la relación.Dyer le dijo a ENS que a él le gustaba el enfoque de la Iglesia Evangélica Luterana en América, en la cual se eligen los obispos por períodos renovables de seis años, y que su propuesta “no pretendía tan sólo deshacerse de un obispo”. Por el contrario, habría sido una oportunidad de “detenerse y mirar, y ver si esta [relación] es algo bueno”.“Es ciertamente un criterio mutuo”, afirmó Dyer. “No se trata de aprobaciones o rechazos”.Él sugirió que el último año de un período podría usarse para una revisión mutua del ministerio que podría terminar en una votación para renovar [ese ministerio] o para “una amable despedida”.“Debemos reevaluar constantemente nuestra eficacia en servir a la misión de Dios”, dijo. “Jesús no fue demasiado autocomplaciente”.– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera del Servicio de Prensa Episcopal. Traducido por Vicente Echerri. 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Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH By David PaulsenPosted Apr 23, 2020 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS The Episcopal Church of St. John and St. Mark is a small congregation in Albany, Georgia. Services have been suspended since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Episcopal Church of St. John and St. Mark, via Facebook[Episcopal News Service] As some governors ease restrictions on public gatherings and other states consider similar changes to stay-at-home orders that were intended to slow the spread of COVID-19, Episcopal dioceses are proceeding with caution – by beginning deliberations on how in-person worship might resume, but without a clear view of when that will happen.The prospect of physically gathering in church for a worship service would have been unthinkable for most Episcopal congregations just a month ago, after the escalating coronavirus pandemic set off a wave of suspensions, cancelations, postponements and closures across The Episcopal Church. Dioceses and many congregations have compensated by stepping up their online liturgical offerings, so parishioners still can practice their faith together while abiding by social-distancing guidelines.Even now, the idea of reversing such precautions is unsettling to some Episcopalians. On April 20, when Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp held a news conference to announce his decision to begin reopening the state on April 24, including its churches, the Rev. Galen Mirate knew immediately how members of her congregation in Albany felt. They weren’t ready to return to normal.“I don’t think he was finished speaking before I had parishioners emailing me saying, ‘No, no, no, I’m not willing to stop sheltering in place,’” Mirate, priest-in-charge at the Episcopal Church of St. John and St. Mark, told Episcopal News Service. Albany and nearby communities in southwest Georgia are dealing with a particularly severe outbreak, and with hundreds of new cases of COVID-19 confirmed each day across Georgia, worship isn’t expected to resume anytime soon inside the state’s Episcopal churches.The Diocese of Georgia, which encompasses Albany and the southern half of the state, “will not move to in-person worship for the foreseeable future in spite of Governor Kemp’s new orders,” Bishop Scott Benhase said in an April 22 diocesan newsletter. To the north, the Diocese of Atlanta issued a parallel statement from Bishop Robert Wright, who said worship in his diocese will remain online until physical gatherings are deemed “reasonably safe” by health experts.Kemp is allowing some businesses to reopen April 24, including fitness centers, hair salons, bowling alleys and massage therapists. That list will grow to include theaters, private clubs and in-restaurant dining starting April 27. Churches are allowed to resume services, but they and Georgia business owners still should take steps to reduce virus transmission, such as keeping 6 feet apart and following sanitation procedures.Social distancing is still recommended in South Carolina, despite Gov. Henry McMaster’s announcement this week that he was lifting restrictions on some businesses, including retail stores, starting April 21. Florida, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas are among the other states that have taken their own steps to partially reopen.Kemp, McMaster and other governors have faced pressure from some businesses and constituents to balance public health risks with the severe disruption that the virus and stay-at-home orders have caused to local and national economies. Protesters in some cities have demanded an end to the restrictions that have contributed to the more than 26 million unemployment claims filed nationwide so far during the pandemic.At the same time, the public health crisis is far from over. The early national surge in coronavirus cases has leveled off somewhat, though more than 20,000 new cases are still being diagnosed each day, with daily deaths this week averaging about 2,000, according to a New York Times database that is tracking the virus.And individual states’ progress in containing the virus is open to interpretation. Kemp said “favorable data” indicated it was possible to “get Georgians back to work safely without undermining the progress we all have made in this battle against COVID-19.” This week, however, his state was still averaging hundreds of new cases a day, appearing to fall short of the “downward trajectory” that is one of the Trump administration’s criteria for states to begin reopening. President Donald Trump, a fellow Republican, said April 22 he strongly disagreed with Kemp’s decision to reopen so soon.Episcopal leaders, while taking into account governors’ guidance, have begun identifying their own criteria for when their congregations can start worshipping again in person and what that might look like.“The answer will be different in different parts of our diocese,” Mirate said. “I’m just imagining that southwest Georgia will open up a bit later than anybody else, and when we do open up, it’s going to be some real slow, real careful going.”The Rev. Reed Freeman, interim rector at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Albany, said in an interview with ENS that he understands Kemp’s interest in getting the state on a path to economic recovery, but Freeman’s congregation isn’t in any rush to resume worshipping in the church.“If our bishop chooses to take a more conservative approach than the governor, I’m 100% with the bishop,” Freeman said.Benhase expanded on his approach in a document released by the diocese April 23. “Following widely accepted guidance,” it identified two conditions that must be met: a drop in new cases of COVID-19 in the state for 14 days and robust testing capabilities. Those conditions will be applied regionally. “When these conditions are met, the bishop may give permission to return to in-person worship following appropriate guidelines as outlined in this document.“Even when in-person worship resumes, we will not ‘get back to normal’ for some time,” Benhase, who is set to retire soon, said. Georgia Bishop-elect Frank Logue is scheduled to be consecrated as the diocese’s 11th bishop on May 30.Other dioceses are grappling with similar questions in considering how liturgical practices will evolve during the pandemic, especially if the virus remains a threat into next year, with no vaccination expected before then.Upper South Carolina Bishop Andrew Waldo said in an April 16 message to his diocese that he had asked the diocese’s Task Force on Liturgy to develop a plan for eventually allowing congregations to resume worship in their churches, but that is still on hold at least through May 15.“Our mission will need to be shaped by this progression that we and those whom we serve will be kept safe,” Waldo said.The Rev. Alan Bentrup, who serves as Upper South Carolina’s canon for evangelism and mission, told ENS that diocesan leaders are following the governor’s statements, as well as guidance from the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The question, Bentrup said, isn’t just when to reopen churches. “The moment that we start to be able to gather again, whenever that is, what does that look like?”The answer likely will be different for each church, he added. A congregation with fewer than 20 worshippers on a typical Sunday may not find it difficult to gather and maintain social distancing, he said, but large churches with attendance in the hundreds, “those might not be able to gather for a very long time.”Central Gulf Coast Bishop Russell Kendrick, whose diocese includes the southern half of Alabama and Florida’s Panhandle, told ENS he plans to follow the lead of the bishops in Georgia, given their proximity. In the Diocese of Central Florida, Bishop Greg Brewer doesn’t expect churches to reopen for worship sooner than the end of May.“Even then, this is an estimate depending on how things are going,” Brewer told ENS by email. “A part of the difficulty is that there is no uniform infection rate. We have vastly different communities – some with far higher levels of positive tests than others.”In West Texas, Bishop David Reed is holding off resuming any physical gatherings at least through May 15. East Carolina Bishop Robert Skirving told his diocese that he was waiting for North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper to provide more guidance on how he will reopen the state before the diocese lays plans for resuming in-person worship. “I expect that it will still be a number of weeks before we will be free to gather in groups of more than 10 people,” Skirving said.And in Maryland, Bishop Eugene Sutton has been consulting with neighboring bishops on guidelines for worshipping in person again, when it becomes possible. Even then, virtual worship will remain an essential option, said Carrie Graves, the diocese’s communications director.“Even when some gathering is allowed, we will have many communicants who are immunocompromised, have other underlying health conditions or are simply not comfortable being in groups,” Graves said by email. “Our virtual ministries will continue to grow and evolve to reach them and others who are not able or do not wish to attend worship in a church building.”Likewise, the health concerns of parishioners weigh on the minds of the Episcopal clergy in Albany, Georgia. The outbreak there is thought to have been fueled by a gathering of about 200 people for a funeral on Feb. 29. Since then, Albany and Dougherty County have recorded about 1,500 coronavirus cases – more than all but two counties in the Atlanta metropolitan area.St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Albany, Georgia, is full for a service before the COVID-19 pandemic. The congregation hasn’t worshipped in person since March 8. Photo: St. Paul’s, via FacebookMarch 8 was the last in-person worship at St. Paul’s, where attendance usually tops 100, and Freeman, the interim rector, said his parishioners “miss it terribly.”“They miss the fellowship, and they miss what I call the usual characteristics of our congregational life together,” he said. “But by the same token, I would characterize the congregation as conservative with respect to going back. … We are not chomping at the bit to rush back to in-person worship at the potential risk of health or life to our membership.”Mirate echoed Freeman in describing her congregation at the Church of St. John and St. Mark, which formed in the 1990s when a mostly white congregation welcomed parishioners of a historically black church that was destroyed in a flood.“They’re just warm and affectionate with one another, so this has been really hard on them … not seeing one another in person,” she said. “They could spend 20 minutes passing the peace if I let them.”But with older parishioners making up most of the 45 people who usually gather for worship on Sunday, they, too, aren’t in a rush to return.“Even when we’re able to worship in person again, it’s going to be a nerve-wracking situation,” Mirate said. Some parishioners may be overjoyed – and find it hard to maintain social distancing. Others may not feel comfortable returning to the church with the virus still circulating, she said.“Some of them, it’s going to take them a long time to come back to the normal, ebullient fashion of worship and interaction with one another that they knew and loved for a quarter of a century,” she said.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] ENS assistant editor and reporter Egan Millard contributed to this report. 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Save this picture!Courtesy of Biuro Architektoniczne Barycz & Saramowicz+ 11 Share CopyHouses•Warsaw, Poland “COPY” Poland Area: 600 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/869246/concrete-biuro-architektoniczne-barycz-and-saramowicz Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/869246/concrete-biuro-architektoniczne-barycz-and-saramowicz Clipboard CONCRETE / Biuro Architektoniczne Barycz & Saramowicz “COPY” Projects 2017 Save this picture!Courtesy of Biuro Architektoniczne Barycz & SaramowiczRecommended ProductsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalText description provided by the architects. Concrete is considered to be the largest usage of architectural concrete in the European residential architecture.Located at the gates of the city of Warsaw, sinking in a pine forest, Izabelin is a beautiful enclave in the Kampinoski National Park. It is where an exposed concrete residence has been built.Save this picture!Courtesy of Biuro Architektoniczne Barycz & SaramowiczThe building’s design fits into an architectural trend of discretion. Looking for an idea how to enable the house to ideally blend into the landscape, which is determined by a huge pine forest, Rafał Barycz and Paweł Saramowicz from Barycz & Saramowicz Architects have concentrated on planning and design of the villa and then its external envelope. The house made of exposed concrete is challenging, aimed to draw the space in and focused on its interior. The building has been tailored to a sophisticated client.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe essence of innovation of this building is that its very wide functionality could imply an extensive multi-wing approach, whereas quite the contrary has happened. Substantial utility functions have been closed in a nearly square contour, with separate hollowed areas of an atrium, summer dining room and the main entrance. The house has been designed on a geometrically strong square plan, which is determined by a symbolic defensive wall. Since the archetypal wall should be built of stone, a modern stone equivalent has been used here – raw concrete with organic prints of the formwork. According to Barycz and Saramowicz, concrete as a wall material gives a strong character to its form, just like stone, and is also the language of the contemporary architecture.Save this picture!Courtesy of Biuro Architektoniczne Barycz & SaramowiczThe nature is both an inspiration and a model here, and in a sense it is also a material. From a semantic and functional perspective the house has been designed as a kind of an architectural mirror in which genius loci reflects. Architectural exposed concrete with natural prints of formwork has been used, dyed with powdered ochre to the colour of pine bark. The upper floor has been covered with elegant highly processed wooden panels. Such a material composition has emphasized the identity of the place.Save this picture!Courtesy of Biuro Architektoniczne Barycz & SaramowiczThanks to covering quite a large building with exposed concrete, a uniform coating of the construction has been achieved. Combined with the reduction of unnecessary ornamentation, it creates a modern silhouette with an incredible force of impact. This is the largest application of exposed concrete in the history of the Polish architecture. According to Barycz and Saramowicz, together with the development of architectural thought, finesse in architecture is sought not only in a form sculpture but also in an innovative material coating. Project gallerySee allShow lessLes écluses / BLAMM ArchitectureSelected ProjectsShanghai Landmark Center / AedasSelected Projects Share Architects: Biuro Architektoniczne Barycz & Saramowicz Area Area of this architecture project CONCRETE / Biuro Architektoniczne Barycz & SaramowiczSave this projectSaveCONCRETE / Biuro Architektoniczne Barycz & Saramowicz Year: ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeBiuro Architektoniczne Barycz & SaramowiczOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWarsawPolandPublished on April 16, 2017Cite: “CONCRETE / Biuro Architektoniczne Barycz & Saramowicz” 16 Apr 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/941322/secret-garden-house-scapearchitecture Clipboard Clients:Alexandra SkaltsogianniStructural Engineering:Lambros BabilisMechanical Engineering:Charis Milionis, Zisis TsiatsikasLandscape:Helli Pangalou & Associates Landscape ArchitectsLighting Consultants:Prolight SAGeneral Contractor:ACRM S.A. Joinery:Liakopoulos Fine WoodworkCity:ParosCountry:GreeceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ioanna RoufopoulouRecommended ProductsCeramicsApariciPorcelain Tiles – TangoConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesText description provided by the architects. The Secret Garden House is a summer residence designed as a part of its surrounding landscape. Instead of yet another white dot on the map, the residence is integrated into the slope, embracing nature, rather than displacing it, and establishing a new kind of symbiotic and sustainable relationship with its environment.Save this picture!© Ioanna RoufopoulouSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Ioanna RoufopoulouThe residence is located in Faragas, on the southwest part of Paros Island, built on a slightly sloped plot towards the sea. A small olive grove at the southern part and a cluster of pine trees to the east mark the property’s boundaries and define the available area for the house. Α gently stepped pathway leads from the carport at the southwestern corner of the plot to the main outdoor living area, set at the highest part of the property. Living and dining areas are found underneath a rectangular, elongated shading pergola, along with a fully equipped kitchen, a sunbathing deck, and a shallow pond, enhancing the microclimate during the hot summer months. Sheltered from the prevailing Cycladic northern winds, the outdoor living area provides with unobstructed views towards the surrounding garden, the sea, and Antiparos Island.Save this picture!© Ioanna RoufopoulouThe main house is semi-submerged, lower into the slope, and in front of the outdoor living area. It is designed as a cave building, taking advantage of the built area bonus allowed by the Greek New Building Code. It is accessible from a passageway cutting through the existing olive grove and it is connected to the outdoor living area and the pond via a 2m wide stepped ventilation opening. Wide-span glass panels slide into the walls providing effective cross-ventilation while turning the residence into an open sheltered space with panoramic views towards the olive grove and the sea. The residence’s indoor areas include an open plan kitchen, living room, two yacht-style guest bedrooms, one master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, and all the required amenities. Patios provide added cross ventilation, one of them acting as the outdoor shower area of the master bathroom. Save this picture!© Ioanna RoufopoulouThe hybrid character of the Secret Garden House, balancing between landscape and architecture, was further enhanced by a landscape design that highlights the expansion of the architectural synthesis in the entire property. The evergreen plants were mostly selected from local flora species, with low irrigation requirements, displaying a continuously transforming colour palette throughout the year. The pathways across the property are constructed of earthy, porous materials, which disappear visually into the ground, keeping their presence as discreet as possible.Save this picture!© Ioanna RoufopoulouSave this picture!© Ioanna RoufopoulouPreserving and partially restoring the natural slope to incorporate the architecture into it became a liberating gesture to the residential experience. Laying low under the trees, in line with the slope, the house encourages a selective detachment from the cosmopolitan frenzy of the island, especially during the summer months. In the end, that’s what the Secret Garden House is about: a small private hideaway in a secret garden, where its occupants can relax and find their inner self, enjoying the pure essence of living in the Cycladic islands. Save this picture!© Ioanna RoufopoulouProject gallerySee allShow lessFiltered Light House / CRS SDN BHDSelected ProjectsMoon House / SAV Architecture + DesignSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/941322/secret-garden-house-scapearchitecture Clipboard Area: 400 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project George Atsalakis, Stavroula Christofilopoulou Secret Garden House / Scapearchitecture Save this picture!© Ioanna Roufopoulou+ 23Curated by Paula Pintos Share Architects: Scapearchitecture Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily “COPY” CopyLandscape Architecture, Houses•Paros, Greece Projects Photographs: Ioanna Roufopoulou Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Secret Garden House / ScapearchitectureSave this projectSaveSecret Garden House / Scapearchitecture Landscape Architecture Greece Lead Architects: Year: 2019 “COPY” Manufacturers: 10deka, Alumil, Berker, CONVEX, Softline, BELL Lighting, Bagno y Bagno, Betton, Broste Copenhagen, Europa, Foss SA, Kraft, LaCividina, Liakopoulos Bros, Prolight SA Photographs CopyAbout this officeScapearchitectureOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsLandscape ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousesParosOn FacebookGreecePublished on June 29, 2020Cite: “Secret Garden House / Scapearchitecture” 28 Jun 2020. 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BusinessNews2016 Limerick women in business award winners namedBy Staff Reporter – May 24, 2016 1383 2016 Winners of Network Ireland Limerick Business Woman of the Year Awards from L to R: Michelle Costello, Fusion Media – winner of Emerging Business Award, Sandra Honan, The Pudding Brand Agency – winner of the Employee Award and Valerie Murphy, Valerie’s Breast Care – winner of the SME Award2016 Winners of Network Ireland Limerick Business Woman of the Year Awards from L to R: Michelle Costello, Fusion Media – winner of Emerging Business Award, Sandra Honan, The Pudding Brand Agency – winner of the Employee Award and Valerie Murphy, Valerie’s Breast Care – winner of the SME AwardLIMERICK’S Michelle Costello, Fusion Media has taken the top crown as the Emerging Business Award winner at the Limerick Women in Business Awards event held recently.The Employee Award went to Sandra Honan, The Pudding Brand Agency and Valerie Murphy, of Valerie’s Breast Care won the SME Award.The winners of each award category will now go on to the national finals which will be announced at a Gala Ceremony in September in Cork.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The ten finalists, representing a broad range of businesses, were joined by their family, friends and fellow members at the glamorous awards ceremony. Also in attendance were the judges; Helen O’Donnell, Dolmen Catering, Judy Tighe, AIB and Bernie Moloney, Limerick Enterprise Office, along with Deirdre Waldron, National President of Network Ireland.The Awards night was opened by special guest speaker Chupi Sweetman-Pell, Founder and Creative Director of multi-award winning jewellery brand Chupi. She shared her success story to date and gave support to the finalists noting that she has lost more awards than won and found that “loosing can be more powerful”.Louise Lawlor, President of Network Ireland Limerick said, “We are delighted to have this opportunity to recognise and celebrate the excellence, professionalism, vision and leadership of our members. Our network is growing rapidly and it’s fantastic to see such a wide variety of businesses represented. I hope our winners and finalists really benefit from the recognition they are receiving by being part of these awards. I would like to especially thank the support of our sponsors and judges who made this fantastic evening possible.”Emerging Business Award – Michelle Costello, Fusion MagazineAs the driving force behind Fusion Media, Michelle Costello has gone above and beyond in making Fusion Magazine and The Limerick Magazine what they are today. With a background in the media industry spanning sales, public relations, advertising, project management, event co-ordination and marketing, Michelle started out with the intent of filling a gap in the market in Limerick, and wanted to create a platform for creative communities. In 18 months since launching Fusion Media, Michelle has been responsible for publishing over 20 issues of the two different publications so far. Since its conception, Fusion Media has grown more rapidly than anyone could have anticipated. With 2 publications, a graphic design department, web development and content creation, the next few years are set to be one of growth and expansion. What are Michelle’s goals for Fusion Media in the future? “The goal for both Fusion Magazine and The Limerick Magazine is that people who are in it are there to inspire others. The rest is to work and collaborate on lots of exciting and fun projects with fun and exciting people.”Employee Award – Sandra Honan, The Pudding Brand AgencyAs Chief Communications Strategist with The Pudding Branding Agency which specialises in Strategy and Design, Sandra heads up all things communication. She has a passion for persuasive storytelling and has secured coverage in a number of national media outlets including the Sunday Business Show on Today Fm, the Irish Independent, Irish Examiner, Image Magazine and the Irish Country Magazine. This coverage has increased brand awareness of The Pudding nationally.Using the experience and knowledge she’s gained after working for up to ten years in local and national media, Sandra also works with The Pudding’s clients on their PR and Communications. She works with them to identify brand messages they should communicate, unlocks the newsworthy potential within these messages and pitches them to the relevant media.SME Award – Valerie Murphy, Valerie’s Breast CareValerie Murphy runs Valerie’s Breast Care, a service, which provides breast prostheses, mastectomy lingerie & swimwear to women who have had breast cancer surgery. She gives her clients the option of an appointment at her Limerick shop or a complimentary home visit in the Mid West Counties. Trained in Texas, in 2012, she has introduced new, fashionable & innovative American & European products to Irish women.Valerie was drawn to work within breast care when she was a volunteer at a Breast Cancer Organisation, in America. Since then, she has been involved in various projects and events which fundraise for Cancer Support Services. She also gives breast cancer information awareness talks, encouraging people to self-examine & attend mammograms as ‘early detection saves lives’. Valerie loves to communicate all aspects of the service, with women, through her facebook page www.facebook.com/ValeriesbreastcareLiving in the countryside with her husband Barry, they enjoy the outdoors with their three lively children, Paddy, Isolde and Frankie. 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Local NewsBusinessUS NewsWorld News People in Myanmar honk horns, bang on pots to protest coup Previous articleJeff Bezos, Amazon’s founder, will step down as CEONext articleThe Latest: Arizona State postpones next 2 men’s hoops games Digital AIM Web Support TAGS WhatsApp WhatsApp YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Scores of people in Myanmar’s largest city honked car horns and banged on pots and pans Tuesday in the first known public resistance to the coup led a day earlier by the country’s military. What was initially planned to take place for just a few minutes extended to more than a quarter-hour in several neighborhoods of Yangon. Shouts could be heard wishing detained leader Aung San Suu Kyi good health and calling for freedom. “Beating a drum in Myanmar culture is like we are kicking out the devils,” said one participant who declined to give his name for fear of reprisals. Several pro-democracy groups had asked people to make noise at 8 p.m. to show their opposition to the coup. A senior politician and close confidante of Suu Kyi also urged citizens to defy the military through civil disobedience. Win Htein, a leader of Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party, spoke Tuesday from a small party office in the capital, Naypyitaw, not far from where hundreds of lawmakers elected in the November vote were detained when the military seized power Monday in a lightning takeover. “The curse of the coup is rooted in our country, and this is the reason why our country still remains poor. I feel sad and upset for our fellow citizens and for their future,” the former political prisoner said. “All the voters who gave their backing to us in the 2020 general election should follow Aung San Suu Kyi’s instructions to carry out civil disobedience,” he said, referring to a note posted Monday on Facebook attributed to her. The military began to lift restrictions Tuesday on the hundreds of members of Parliament who had been confined at a guarded government housing complex, with the new government telling them to go back to their homes, party spokesman Kyi Toe said. He said Suu Kyi was in good health at a separate location where she was being held and would stay there for the time being. His comments couldn’t immediately be confirmed. The coup came as lawmakers gathered in the capital for the opening of a new parliamentary session. The military said the seizure was necessary because the government had not acted on the military’s unsubstantiated claims of fraud in November’s election, in which Suu Kyi’s party won a majority of seats. It claimed the takeover was legal under the constitution. The move was widely condemned abroad. The coup highlights the extent to which the generals ultimately maintained control in Myanmar, despite more than a decade of talk about democratic reforms. Western countries had greeted the move toward democracy enthusiastically, removing sanctions they had in place for years. It comes as Myanmar faces a growing coronavirus outbreak. As of Tuesday, it had over 140,300 confirmed cases, including about 3,100 deaths. The country has just received its first supply of vaccines from India. Win Htein heavily criticized the generals for the impact he said the coup would have on efforts to protect lives. “These people, they are super crazy to do this. They are not courageous,” he said. “The virus still remains, and the people are struggling a lot. Their only priority is power and their personal desire.” As a result, he said, “vaccines will be delayed, the economy will go down and there will be pressure from other countries.” The takeover presents a test for the international community. U.S. President Joe Biden called the military’s actions “a direct assault on the country’s transition to democracy and the rule of law” and threatened new sanctions. The U.N. Security Council held an emergency meeting Tuesday but took no action. Suu Kyi’s party released a statement Tuesday calling for the military to honor the results of the election and release all of those detained — as have the leaders of many other countries. “The commander in chief seizing the power of the nation is against the constitution and it also neglects the sovereign power of people,” the party said. An announcement read on military-owned Myawaddy TV on Monday said Commander in Chief Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing would be in charge of the country for one year. A new Cabinet composed of current and former generals and former advisers to a previous government headed by former Gen. Thein Sein held its first meeting Tuesday. The takeover marked a shocking fall from power for Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who had lived under house arrest for years as she tried to push her country toward democracy and then became its de facto leader after her party won elections in 2015. Suu Kyi had been a fierce critic of the army during her years in detention. But after her shift from democracy icon to politician, she worked with the generals, who despite allowing elections maintained control of key ministries and guaranteed themselves enough seats in Parliament to have veto power over any constitutional changes. The U.N. envoy for Myanmar, Christine Schraner Burgener, urged the U.N. Security Council “to collectively send a clear signal in support of democracy in Myanmar.” She said the Security Council’s fundamental role must be “ensuring democracy is expeditiously restored and the country does not fall back into isolation.” Diplomats said that was the key element of a draft statement for the council to release, along with a call for the immediate release of all those detained. But the statement was not issued because it requires support from all 15 council members, and China, which has close ties to Myanmar, and Russia said they needed to send it to their capitals, the diplomats said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the meeting was closed. British U.N. Ambassador Barbara Woodward, the Security Council president, said, “Discussions will continue among council colleagues on next steps. I certainly hope that we will be able to speak with one voice.” Facebook Pinterest Twitter Twitter Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 2, 2021 Facebook
Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Wells Fargo Lawsuit Alleges ‘Retro-signed’ Foreclosure Documents Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing. March 18, 2014 1,097 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Wells Fargo Lawsuit Alleges ‘Retro-signed’ Foreclosure Documents Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago A lawsuit filed last week in a New York federal court alleges that Wells Fargo, the nation’s top mortgage provider, created a detailed, step-by-step internal manual on how to retro-sign foreclosure documents originated by other lenders.The suit filed on March 11 by Linda Tirelli, a bankruptcy attorney and consumer advocate based in White Plains, N.Y., claims that Wells Fargo crafted a 150-page manual for its attorneys that outlines exactly how to make it look as if a lender has signed over a mortgage to the bank, by auto-signing electronic documents.It is the latest layer of trouble regarding robosigning for Wells Fargo. Claims of improperly signing court-entered documents first surfaced in 2010, when Wells and CitiBank found themselves on the defensive for allegedly transferring mortgages that didn’t belong to them.According to the New York Post, which broke the latest story the day after Tirelli’s filing and has reviewed the manual Tirelli cites in her suit, the Wells Fargo document spells out how to provide post-dated endorsements and allonges ‒‒two bits of paperwork that prove that the foreclosing lender actually owns the loan‒‒on mortgage notes that did not originally have them.Wells Fargo denies it has done anything wrong.Spokeswoman Vickee Adams said “Wells Fargo’s foreclosure processes—today and back in 2012—are appropriate, legal and customer focused. To allege otherwise is simply misrepresenting the facts.” Adams also stated that a note endorsement review is “a thorough, multi-step internal process designed to ensure that Wells Fargo has the right to enforce the note in cases when a borrower defaults and foreclosure alternatives have been exhausted” and that the bank’s Foreclosure Attorney Procedure Manual provides “only the information that our outside foreclosure attorneys need to know.”The reference to 2012 is an allusion to a landmark $25 billion federal mortgage fraud settlement with the five largest lenders in the country, regarding fraud and abuse claims in mortgage lending‒‒including the issue of robosigning documents retroactively.How Wells Fargo found itself in its current position goes back to the beginning of the century, said bankruptcy and consumer litigation attorney Gary Armstrong, a partner at Armstrong Kellett Bartholow in Dallas. Around 2003, an insatiable global appetite to invest in securities generated a mortgage and lending boom that itself created numerous REMICs, or real estate mortgage investment conduits, that held bundles of mortgages from various lenders in trust. “We saw a ton of these trusts created then,” Armstrong said.What was supposed to happen, according to Armstrong, was that as notes changed hands, all necessary securitization documents were to be properly recorded as originals in these trusts, but because of the sheer volume of loans written at the time, many documents were instead photocopied.This was not such a problem until the bottom fell out of the economy in 2008 and many major lenders such as Countrywide Home Loans and Washington Mutual, as well as numerous small “John Doe” lenders, went under.The bust left an enormous number of mortgage notes effectively unowned, as the original loan holders were now out of business. It also subjected notes to changing many hands, given the structure of the REMIC model. To solve the problem, Armstrong said, lenders such as Wells Fargo set up a system that allowed them to electronically sign endorsements that transferred ownership of a note to a still-breathing lender within 90 days.The trouble, Armstrong said, is that the practice begs the question of who has the authority to sign an endorsement when the originator of the note is out of business, especially given that the dates of the endorsements Wells Fargo is accused of creating on demand often would have to be retrofitted to comply with the 90-day limit.New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is currently investigating Tirelli’s claims, including the allegation that while the manual states that Wells’ attorneys must determine whether they have the authority to execute an allonge on a note, there is no such instruction regarding endorsements.And while Tirelli has referred to the Wells Fargo document as a “blueprint for how to commit the fraud,” Wells Fargo stated that there are detailed internal processes and procedures that its attorneys “follow exactly to ensure that any note endorsements required are done legally and appropriately.” Adams added that these procedures are “not included in the manual the New York Post reviewed.”The potential fallout could benefit some consumers in states such as New York, which require court proceedings for home foreclosures. Consumer advocate attorneys in these states, said Armstrong, already use the robosigning controversy to challenge or even block foreclosure proceedings.”There have been so many hands that have touched some of these notes that you have to ask, ‘Who on the end has the authority to sign?'” Armstrong said. “It creates a great deal of unreliability for everybody.” Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Fraud Robosigning Wells Fargo 2014-03-18 Scott Morgan in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Headlines, News Previous: Bank Credit and Money Growth Show ‘Subpar Recovery’ Next: Ocwen to Pay $2.1 Billion to 49 States Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Tagged with: Fraud Robosigning Wells Fargo About Author: Scott Morgan Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe
Top StoriesSaket Gokhale’s Plea Against Display Of Personal Details of RTI Applicants: Bombay HC Directs I&B Ministry To Conduct Enquiry, Orders To Pay 25k Cost Shreya Agarwal4 Nov 2020 11:04 PMShare This – xHearing activist Saket Gokhale’s petition before it against the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, the Bombay High Court today imposed a penalty of Rs. 25,000 on the Ministry for displaying Gokhale’s personal details on the Ministry’s website after he filed an RTI against the “Bharat ki Laxmi” campaign.The Division bench of Justice Nitin Jamdar and Justice Milind Jadhav further directed…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginHearing activist Saket Gokhale’s petition before it against the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, the Bombay High Court today imposed a penalty of Rs. 25,000 on the Ministry for displaying Gokhale’s personal details on the Ministry’s website after he filed an RTI against the “Bharat ki Laxmi” campaign.The Division bench of Justice Nitin Jamdar and Justice Milind Jadhav further directed the papers of the petition to be placed before the Secretary, Information and Broadcasting Ministry and directed for a report to be submitted regarding the case within 3 months. The question of damages has been left open to the civil court.1. Secretary, Ministry I&B to conduct an enquiry into this issue of disclosing personal details of RTI applicants. Enquiry should complete within 3 months failing which petitioner has liberty to approach this court again2. Petitioner awarded 25,000 for litigation costs.3. Petitioner given liberty to move civil court for claiming damages.The advocate appearing for Union of India then informed the Court that disciplinary enquiry had already been initiated in the matter, in response to which the Court said that in case any enquiry is not conducted, Gokhale would be at liberty to move court again.According to Gokhale, he had filed a Right to Information application with the Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs, Govt of India, on October 27, 2019 which was transferred to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry. The I&B Ministry thereafter uploaded his RTI application on the ministry’s website, with his personal contact details.With his telephone and address details appearing on the Ministry’s website, the details were thereafter available on search engines like Google as well, infringing his privacy.Following this, Gokhale had moved the Allahabad High Court in a letter petition for a stay on the inauguration function of the Ram Janmabhoomi, which nearly 200 people were expected to attend. After the Court converted the petition into a public interest litigation and dismissed it, Gokhale stated that he started receiving harassing and intimidating phone calls.In his plea, Gokhale sought compensation worth Rs.50 lakhs from the Ministry for the ‘mental trauma, agony, and threat to life and liberty’ suffered by him due to the Ministry’s act.Earlier, the Ministry in response to the Court’s direction had filed an affidavit stating that ‘there was no mala fide intention’ on the part of the Ministry in uploading Gokhale’s details on its website.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story