Golden Star Resources Limited (GSR.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2017 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Golden Star Resources Limited (GSR.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Golden Star Resources Limited (GSR.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Golden Star Resources Limited (GSR.gh) 2017 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileGolden Star Resources Limited is a gold mining and exploration company which owns and operates the Wassa open-pit gold mine and Wassa underground mine in Ghana as well as a carbon-in-leach processing plant located near Tarkwa, Ghana. The gold mining company also has interests in the Bogoso gold mining and processing operation, Prestea open-pit mining operations and the Prestea underground development project located near Prestea, Ghana. Golden Star Resources Limited holds and manages interests in various gold exploration properties in Ghana and Brazil. Its headquarters are in Toronto, Canada. Golden Star Resources Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange
Oando Plc (OANDO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Oando Plc (OANDO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Oando Plc (OANDO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Oando Plc (OANDO.ng) 2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileOando Plc is the largest integrated energy solutions provider in Nigeria and internationally. The company has onshore and offshore oil and gas exploration operations throughout Africa and trades in crude refined and unrefined petroleum products. Separate operations are responsible for storing, hauling and distributing petroleum and gas products; providing logistics and other services; and managing aviation activities. Oando Trading supplies and trades crude oil and petroleum products which includes naphtha, gasoline, fuel oil, gas oil, kerosene and bitumen. Oando Financial Trading & Hedging offers a highly centralised and financial risk management framework and is active in most financial energy markets worldwide. Oando Shipping & Chartering has access to a global pool of shipping brokers and vessel owners which means it is able to offer highly competitive rates for shipping and chartering services. Established in 1956 and formerly known as Unipetrol Nigeria Plc, the company changed its name to Oando Plc in 2003. Oando Plc is a subsidiary of Ocean and Oil Development Partners Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Oando Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Springboks Chiliboy Ralepelle and Bjorn Basson (above) are returning home from South Africa’s tour of Britain and Ireland having returned positive samples for a banned stimulant following the Test against Ireland on November 6.Six Nations Rugby Ltd – who administers the November internationals – informed the South African Rugby Union of the positive Tests on Sunday evening. As a result the pair are provisionally suspended from all rugby and will return to South Africa on Monday. Basson injured an ankle in Saturday’s win over Wales and was due to return anyway. The players were randomly drawn for testing by anti-doping officials following the Test at the Aviva Stadium. The players have the right to request that their ‘B’ sample be tested.The pair returned an adverse analytical finding for methylhexaneamine, a “non-specified stimulant” on the prohibited substances list of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). It is scheduled to be re-classified as a “specified stimulant” from 1 January 2011. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
Gloucester full-back Charlie Sharples talks pranks, party guests and PlayStation Probably to fly. That would be a cool one. You’d never have to be stuck in traffic. It would come in useful on the pitch as well.What’s the silliest thing you’ve ever bought?Night vision goggles. I used to play a lot of video games and when a new Call of Duty came out, you could get night vision goggles with it. Henry Trinder and I would turn off the lights in our house and creep around with them on.Who would be your dream dinner party guests?David Beckham is a cool bloke and would have good stories. Someone funny like Jimmy Carr for comedy. Now, do I go all lads or throw a nice lady in there? I’ll say Megan Fox for eye candy.Sharp dresser: American actress Megan Fox could be an interesting dinner guest. Photo: Getty ImagesWho would play you in a film of your life?Jason Statham – a better-looking version of me!What’s your guilty pleasure?I don’t feel guilty about any of my pleasures! I’m also busy – I’m doing a degree in leadership and management, and my wife and I have done the house up. I suppose it’s playing on PlayStation. I don’t have much time, so if I do get a chance to play video games it’s great.What would you like to achieve outside of rugby?Just to have a job I enjoy as much as rugby. I don’t want to feel like I’m going to work every day, but that I’m doing something I enjoy.How would you like to be remembered? LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Gloucester Party time: Charlie Sharples celebrates Gloucester’s European Challenge Cup win with fans. Photo: Getty Images How did Gloucester celebrate the Challenge Cup win?We all met up at midday on the Saturday for a good old-fashioned drinking session. It was nice getting all the boys together and having something to celebrate.Any practical jokes you can share?There’s always something going on. Someone once cut a hole in Lesley Vainikolo’s sock, so he then cut everyone’s socks! Nick Wood took the aerial off Jonny May’s car and every time Jonny bought a new one, Nick would nick it. There were about five aerials in his car!What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen on the pitch?I wasn’t actually on the pitch at the time, but it has to be Jonny May running 20 metres to score a try at the U20 World Cup with his pants pulled down!Do you have any phobias?I’m not a massive fan of snakes. I don’t like the way they move. I’m the same with anything like that. When I’ve been snorkling or diving and seen eels or sea snakes, I’ve steered well clear.What are you bugbears?I don’t like people touching my stuff. Or people who chew their food really loudly. In a squad of rugby players there are some terrible eating habits! A lot of things annoy me – I’m quite irritable.If you could be any of your team-mates, who would it be?John Afoa – for his pay cheque!Who’d you like to be stuck in a lift with?Someone with stories to tell. Will Ferrell – he’s hilarious. He always seems to be in character so it would be interesting to see what he’s like.If you could have one superpower, what would it be? Just as a good, honest, hard-working bloke who put his heart into it every time he pulled on a Gloucester jersey.This article appeared in the July 2015 issue of Rugby World. For the latest subscription offers, click here or find out how to download the digital edition here.
“I like to know how things work, even if I can’t put it back together! My dad being an engineer and a Yorkshireman, nothing was ever broken – you had to fix it. It’s taking a step back, working out what’s wrong and fixing it.“I fixed the washing machine recently. It had a broken seal so I thought it would be a straightforward job; it probably would have taken the washing machine guy an hour and it took me the best part of seven hours, but I do try to fix things around the house. If you have a go yourself, you might learn something along the way.”It was while he was at Northampton Saints that North decided to get another fixer-upper, the tasks of stripping a bike back and rebuilding it a good distraction as he recovered from a long-term knee injury in 2017. It also provided a valuable lesson: don’t buy a bike unseen.“It was a silly thing to do,” North reflects now. “When I went to pick it up, I sat on it and it was small, I didn’t really fit on it! I still got it to a place where it was really cool, then went on to the next one.“At that stage in Northampton, I’d played for five or six years non-stop, I’d never really had a break and was always on the go in rugby. I’d worked so hard on rugby, I wanted to do something for myself with my time off.”More recently he’s been working on a Triumph bike and is particularly proud of the finished result. He pays tribute to the work of Cid Motorcycles in getting to the end product, with brands like Motogadget, Motone, BAAK, Thornton Hundred and Öhlins also helping out. “It’s how to make it look cool. I might suggest certain things and they say, ‘That’s cool but have you thought about this?’ What I like is the transformation.”Finished product: George North with his Triumph bike (Andrew Salter/@AGSVisual)Rugby limits how often he can get out for a weekend ride – he’s desperate to do the North Coast 500 route in Scotland when time allows – but he has helped set up a motorcycle club with a few fellow aficionados.Baffle Culture was founded by Andrew Salter, the Glamorgan cricketer, and Sam Daymond, with others like North also coming on board. What started as a way to connect people who like to ride has grown into a whole brand – there’s merchandise! – and even a venue.Situated in Goytre, which is about 15 minutes from Abergavenny, Baffle Haus is a place motorcyclists can meet, socialise, have a coffee (North has the necessary food hygiene certificate to play barista) and then head off to ride in the Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons, Cotswolds…They recently staged an event where people could test-ride Royal Enfield bikes and hope to hold more when Covid restrictions allow. So could this turn into a career post-rugby?“I’m very fortunate that I’ve never really worked a day in my life so far because I do what I love for a living. If I could do that in the next chapter of my career, I’d be a very happy boy! In a perfect world that would be amazing, but we’ll have to see. It’s already grown massively but we’re all full-time (in other jobs) at the moment.” Rugby is firmly back on the agenda now, though. Last season was hugely disappointing for the Ospreys – the region failed to win a single pool game in the Champions Cup last season and notched only two victories in a 15-match Guinness Pro14 campaign – while there has been plenty of turmoil off the pitch too with coaches coming and going.Yet North is positive about what lies ahead, with Toby Booth coming in as head coach over the summer and former Clermont fly-half Brock James also joining the back-room team as attack coach.“The last few seasons have been tough and it’s been tough to get consistency because there’s been a lot of change, a lot of movement happening. Toby has been in for a couple of months, he works the boys hard and we’ve responded to that well.“Toby has knowledge and wisdom. His messages have been clear in how he wants us to play and how we’ll go about it, going back to the legacy of the Ospreys, winning in the Heineken Cup and Celtic League. We want to get back to when the Ospreys were invincible pretty much. There’s a good vibe in camp.”Focal point: George North tries to make ground for the Ospreys (Getty Images)It’s similar with Wales. This year has been a new experience for North, who had played all his international rugby previously under Warren Gatland. Even when he toured with the British & Irish Lions, Gatland was the top man. Now there’s a different Kiwi in charge and he has enjoyed Wayne Pivac’s approach.“Wayne has been brilliant with me. All I’d ever known was Warren before, so it’s been like a whole new day of school for me. Wayne and the new coaching staff haven’t had a huge amount of time to implement stuff, but there were definite glimpses of it in Six Nations, how the game we want to play is evolving. It takes a bit of time to learn that, especially the speed that the game is.”North started Wales’ four Six Nations matches pre-Covid and their ‘friendly’ fixture against France last month, but wasn’t involved in the final championship match against Scotland. Still, he came off the bench in the opening Autumn Nations Cup fixture against Ireland and celebrated a major milestone in Dublin: becoming a Test centurion. And the youngest one at that.Australia captain Michael Hooper became the first 28-year-old to win 100 caps when facing New Zealand in the Bledisloe Cup last month, beating George Smith and Sam Whitelock, who were both 29 when hitting three figures.Making ground: George North breaks for Wales against England (Getty Images)Yet North is six months younger than Hooper and broke the Wallaby’s record by more than 100 days when coming on as a replacement midway through the second half against Ireland. He now has 100 caps, with 97 for Wales and three for the Lions, so should he play in all the Autumn Nations Cup games he would also become only the sixth man to win 100 caps for Wales. It would be a significant achievement.“When I was 16 and left home to go to Llandovery College to give rugby a go, I’d have ripped your arm off for one cap and gone home with my head held high.“Playing for your country any time is amazing and to be able to get to 100 is a dream for me. Not many players get to that and no one can ever take that away from you. That’s something I’d take pride in as not many people do that. It would be amazing to get 100 Wales Test caps.”Whether running onto the rugby pitch or jumping onto his motorcycle, North is certainly enjoying the ride. George North on motorbikes and milestonesWith his mum away for the weekend, George North – and his older brother Josh – decided it was the ideal opportunity to get a first motorbike. After convincing their dad that it was a great idea, they found a suitable bike in the local classifieds and the two teens were soon riding it up and down the dirt track leading to the family home in Anglesey.Then Mrs North arrived home early. George spotted her pulling in as he rounded a corner, did a quick U-turn to rush back, but it was too late – she’d seen the bike!It’s fair to say she wasn’t best pleased, giving father and sons “both barrels” in George’s words. By that point, though, the goal had been achieved: they had their first motorcycle.Bikes, whether two wheels or four, were a common feature of North’s teenage years. He did a deal with a friend’s dad, who owned a nearby farm: he’d help out during baling season if he could ride motorbikes and quad bikes around his fields. He’d tap into his own dad’s skills from 20-plus years as an RAF groundstaff engineer to revamp old machines.“I’ve been a petrol head since I can remember,” says 28-year-old North. “Anything loud, noisy and fast always really interested me. We didn’t have a huge amount of money, so we’d buy a banger and Dad would teach me how to fix it up so it was less of a banger! Discover what the Ospreys, Wales and Lions winger gets up to off the pitch This article originally appeared in the November 2020 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Regardless of whether Baffle Culture turns into a successful business venture, North clearly enjoys the opportunity to socialise outside of rugby, to talk motorbikes rather than matches. He also appreciates the anonymity of his chosen hobby.“It’s the freedom the motorbike gives you,” he says. “Putting the helmet on and getting out of the pressure pot is worth its weight in gold. It’s like mountain biking or road cycling, with your helmet and shades on you’re just another person, which is quite nice after ten years of being shouted at! On the bike, you have your helmet on and visor down, you don’t have your phone or anything to distract you, so you can just enjoy your time on the ride.“For me, I can’t switch on unless I completely switch off. You need that time away from rugby, then when I go to work I give it everything, whereas if I take work home it can drag on. To get the best out of me in work, I need to switch off completely.”Lockdown provided a break from the mental and physical strains of pro rugby, and it also allowed him to spend quality time with wife Becky and newborn son Jac. It’s obvious he’s absolutely loving fatherhood as he peppers the conversation with words like “amazing” and “incredible” when talk turns to Jac. Speedster: George North is a fan of going fast on and off the pitch! (Andrew Salter/@AGSVisual)
(All kick-off times are GMT)Round 1Sat 6 February, England 6-11 Scotland Scotland win Calcutta Cup at TwickenhamRound 2Sat 13 February, England 41-18 Italy Jonny May scores wonder try against ItalyRound 3 Sat 27 February, Wales 40-24 England Wales lift Triple CrownRound 4Sat 13 March, England 23-20 France Late Maro Itoje try wins Six Nations thrillerRound 5 Sat 20 March, Ireland 32-18 England Keith Earls try sparks Ireland rout of EnglandDon’t miss a game with our TV coverage guide LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Replacements: Jamie George, Ellis Genge, Will Stuart, Charlie Ewels, Ben Earl, Jack Willis, Dan Robson, Max Malins.England team to play Scotland – Saturday 6 FebruaryElliot Daly; Anthony Watson, Henry Slade, Ollie Lawrence, Jonny May; Owen Farrell, Ben Youngs; Ellis Genge, Jamie George, Will Stuart, Maro Itoje, Jonny Hill, Mark Wilson, Tom Curry, Billy Vunipola.Replacements: Luke Cowan-Dickie, Beno Obano, Harry Williams, Courtney Lawes, Ben Earl, Dan Robson, George Ford, Max Malins.England Six Nations Squad 2021Ahead of the round two fixture against Italy, Eddie Jones made two changes to his 28-player squad with props Kyle Sinckler and Mako Vunipola coming in for Harry Williams and Tom West.After Jack Willis’s injury in that Italy match, George Martin was promoted from the ‘shadow squad’.Bristol scrum-half Harry Randall picked up an ankle injury in training ahead of the third-round match against Wales and was replaced in the squad by Northampton’s Alex Mitchell.Northampton lock David Ribbans was called up to the senior squad following the Wales defeat after fellow Saint Courtney Lawes was ruled out for the rest of the Six Nations. Lawes is expected to be out of action for 12 weeks after suffering a pectoral injury in training that now requires surgery.Backs(DoB/Club/Position/Test debut/caps)Elliot Daly (8 Oct 1992/Saracens/Full-back or wing/2016 v Ireland/52 (+3 for Lions))Owen Farrell (24 Sep 1991/Saracens/Fly-half or centre/2012 v Scotland/93 (+4 for Lions))George Ford (16 Mar 1993/Leicester Tigers/Fly-half/2014 v Wales/77)Ollie Lawrence (18 Sep 1999/Worcester Warriors/Centre/2020 v Itay/6)Max Malins (7 Jan 1997/Bristol Bears/Full-back or fly-half/2020 v Georgia/7)Jonny May (1 Apr 1990/Gloucester Rugby/Wing/2013 v Argentina/66)Alex Mitchell (25 May 1997/Northampton Saints/Scrum-half/Uncapped)Paolo Odogwu (18 Feb 1997/Wasps/Wing/Uncapped)Dan Robson (14 Mar 1992/Wasps/Scrum-half/2019 v France/12)Henry Slade (19 Mar 1993/Exeter Chiefs/Centre/2015 v France/38)Anthony Watson (26 Feb 1994/Bath Rugby/Wing or full-back/2014 v New Zealand/51 (+3 for Lions))Ben Youngs (5 Sep 1989/Leicester Tigers/Scrum-half/2010 v Scotland/109 (+2 for Lions))ForwardsLuke Cowan-Dickie (20 Jun 1993/Exeter Chiefs/Hooker/2015 v France/31)Tom Curry (15 Jun 1998/Sale Sharks/Flanker/2017 v Argentina/33)Ben Earl (7 Jan 1998/Bristol Bears/Back-row/2020 v Scotland/13)Charlie Ewels (29 Jun 1995/Bath Rugby/Lock/2016 v Fiji/21)Ellis Genge (16 Feb 1995/Leicester Tigers/Prop/2016 v Wales/28)Jamie George (20 Oct 1990/Saracens/Hooker/2015 v France/59 (+3 for Lions))Jonny Hill (8 Jun 1994/Exeter Chiefs/Lock/2020 v Italy/9)David Ribbans (29 Aug 1995/Northampton Saints/Lock/Uncapped)Maro Itoje (28 Oct 1994/Saracens/Lock or back-row/2016 v Italy/48 (+3 for Lions))George Martin (18 Jun 2001/Leicester Tigers/Lock/1)Beno Obano (25 Oct 1994/Bath Rugby/Prop/2021 v Scotland/1)Kyle Sinckler (30 Mar 1993/Bristol Bears/Prop/2016 v South Africa/44 (+3 for Lions))Will Stuart (12 Jul 1996/Bath Rugby/Prop/2020 v France/12)Billy Vunipola (3 Nov 1992/Saracens/No 8/2013 v Argentina/61)Mako Vunipola (14 Jan 1991/Saracens/Prop/2012 v Fiji/67 (+6 for Lions))Mark Wilson (6 Oct 1989/Newcastle Falcons/Flanker/2017 v Argentina/23)SHADOW SQUADCharlie Atkinson (6 Oct 2001/Wasps/Fly-half/Uncapped)Ali Crossdale (9 Jan 1998/Saracens/Wing/Uncapped)Tom Dunn (12 Nov 1992/Bath Rugby/Hooker/2020 v Italy/3)George Furbank (17 Oct 1996/Northampton Saints/Full-back/2020 v France/3)Alec Hepburn (30 Mar 1993/Exeter Chiefs/Prop/2018 v Italy/6)Joe Heyes (13 Apr 1999/Leicester Tigers/Prop/Uncapped)Jonathan Joseph (21 May 1991/Bath Rugby/Centre/2012 v South Africa/54)Lewis Ludlam (8 Dec 1995/Northampton Saints/Back-row/2019 v Wales/8)Joe Marchant (16 Jul 1996/Harlequins/Centre/2019 v Wales/5)Jacob Umaga (8 Jul 1998/Wasps/Fly-half/Uncapped) England team to play Ireland – Saturday 20 MarchElliot Daly; Anthony Watson, Ollie Lawrence, Owen Farrell, Jonny May; George Ford, Ben Youngs; Mako Vunipola, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Kyle Sinckler, Maro Itoje, Charlie Ewels, Mark Wilson, Tom Curry, Billy Vunipola.Replacements: Jamie George, Ellis Genge, Will Stuart, Jonny Hill, Ben Earl, George Martin, Dan Robson, Joe Marchant.England team to play France – Saturday 13 MarchMax Malins; Anthony Watson, Henry Slade, Owen Farrell, Jonny May; George Ford, Ben Youngs; Mako Vunipola, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Kyle Sinckler, Maro Itoje, Charlie Ewels, Mark Wilson, Tom Curry, Billy Vunipola.Replacements: Jamie George, Ellis Genge, Will Stuart, Jonny Hill, Ben Earl, Dan Robson, Ollie Lawrence, Elliot Daly.RUGBY WORLD VERDICTIt’s great to see Max Malins get a start at full-back, writes Sarah Mockford. Elliot Daly hasn’t been in his best form and Malins deserves his chance. The 24-year-old has impressed since his loan move to Bristol Bears from Saracens and every time he’s come off the bench for England he has added a spark and provided a running threat.England may have lost in Cardiff, but they looked more dangerous in attack than they have for a long while, with crisp passing along the back-line regularly getting them into Wales’ 22. They will need to do more of the same against France – and be more clinical – if they are to beat the tournament favourites. And be more disciplined, of course.England team to play Wales – Saturday 27 FebruaryElliot Daly; Anthony Watson, Henry Slade, Owen Farrell (capt), Jonny May; George Ford, Ben Youngs; Mako Vunipola, Jamie George, Kyle Sinckler, Maro Itoje, Jonny Hill, Mark Wilson, Tom Curry, Billy Vunipola.Replacements: 16 Luke Cowan-Dickie, 17 Ellis Genge, 18 Will Stuart, 19 Charlie Ewels, 20 George Martin, 21 Ben Earl, 22 Dan Robson, 23 Max Malins.RUGBY WORLD VERDICTAt 6ft 6in and well north of 18st, Leicester’s George Martin is a big unit able to play in the second or back row, writes Alan Pearey. The teenager is a replacement for the absent Courtney Lawes and everyone will wish him well should he be summoned off the bench to make his senior England debut on Saturday.Nevertheless, his selection is another slap in the face for Exeter’s Sam Simmonds, who has been the Premiership’s outstanding No 8 for the past two years. With Jack Willis having dropped out of the reckoning with injury, Eddie Jones had a chance to bring Simmonds, belatedly, back into the fold three years after his last cap.Harlequins captain Alex Dombrandt is another back-row who can justly claim he is getting a raw deal from Jones. Both he and Simmonds are lineout options for their club – the Chiefs player is high up the chart for takes this season. But in any case Charlie Ewels is already in the match-day squad to provide cover at lock or six.Billy Vunipola has been a world-class No 8 for years but isn’t playing like one. He needs to deliver in Cardiff. If not, it will be time for a change there against France in round four.Under pressure: Saracens No 8 Billy Vunipola in training at Twickenham this week (Getty Images)Jones said recently that selection wasn’t important. He clearly can’t mean that. But there are plenty of people who feel his stubborn refusal to reward outstanding performers in the Premiership is undermining England’s efforts.Will they have enough to beat Wales? On recent evidence, no. Two years ago England rained kicks down on the Welsh back three and made little headway. They lost 21-13.It would be a surprise if they didn’t try to unnerve Louis Rees-Zammit in similar fashion on Saturday. From what we have seen, the Welsh youngster will be up to the challenge.England team to play Italy – Saturday 13 FebruaryElliot Daly; Anthony Watson, Henry Slade, Owen Farrell, Jonny May; George Ford, Ben Youngs; Mako Vunipola, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Kyle Sinckler, Maro Itoje, Jonny Hill, Courtney Lawes, Tom Curry, Billy Vunipola. Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door. England Six Nations Squad 2021England’s 2021 Six Nations campaign ended with a whimper as Eddie Jones’s side lost 32-18 to Ireland at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.Ireland were comfortable winners as England’s ill-discipline again reared its head. They did score two late tries through Ben Youngs and Jonny May, but those came after the sending off of Bundee Aki for a dangerous hit on Billy Vunipola.It’s the first time since 1976 that England have lost their three championship matches to Ireland, Scotland and Wales.Related: Keith Earls try sparks Ireland rout of England England Six Nations Fixtures 2021 Ben Youngs scores for England against Ireland (Getty Images) England’s Six Nations ends with defeat in Dublin Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/874144/the-wedge-house-schema-architecture-and-engineering Clipboard “COPY” Year: Manufacturers: Alumil, Airtec, IFI Group, VANE Architectural ShadingDesign Team:Giorgos Iliadis, Zoe RoussouStructural Engineer:Christos StavrogiannisMechanical Engineer:Antonis TogkasLandscape Architect:Aggeliki ZografakiArchitect In Charge:Marianna AthanasiadouCity:AthensCountry:GreeceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nikos AlexopoulosRecommended ProductsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsText description provided by the architects. The Wedge house is a custom-built single family home located in the eastern suburbs of Athens, in the mountainous and full of pine trees area of Pikermi, named Drafi. The site is quite distinctive and has many challenging features. The main complexity is the steep terrain with an almost 20-meter- height-difference from one side of the site to the other. The virtually vertical cliffs on both edges made access very difficult, so when a mild inclined surface appeared in the middle of the site it was quite inevitable that the house would be situated there.Save this picture!© Nikos AlexopoulosOur design concentrated in creating a house that utterly blends with its natural environment sustaining most of the existing pine trees. This supposition unavoidably led to a split-level house, accommodating the steepness and the fluctuations of the topology. Two distinct blocks, facing north and west, sit on different levels, and come together in the middle with a wedge-shaped volume that forms the entrance and the vertical circulation leading to the main spaces of the house. The entrance emerges in a tight exterior passage that opens up to the whole interior enclosure, immediately as someone enters, surprising the visitor to the house’s unpredictable nine-meter- height interior.Save this picture!© Nikos AlexopoulosBoth block facades completely open up through large glazing surfaces to the view of the pines trees and the hills beyond, concealing the boundary between the interior of the house and its surrounding environment.Save this picture!Section 01Save this picture!Section 03The composite structure allows all finishes to appear in their natural state. The basic four walls are covered in stone, to seem as they are coming through the earth, connected to the exposed wooden roof only through a series of triangular aluminum windows. A butterfly roof, which reverses the conventional icon of the pitched roof house, lets natural light to enter through those high windows on the back side of the building.Save this picture!© Nikos AlexopoulosThe wedge permeates the roof as well, creating a skylight right above the metal stairway that leads down to the living room, kitchen and dining room, all based on the ground floor of the block facing north. The three bedrooms only accessed through the wedge are situated on the block facing west.Save this picture!© Nikos AlexopoulosAgain, due to the site’s steepness, the parking garage stands next to the main entrance, right above the living spaces.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanAt the lower edge of the site, beyond the road, there is a small canyon and a narrow stream coming through. Due to the height difference the stream is not visible, but the water sound is noticeable. A longitudinal swimming pool parallel to the direction of the stream, but at a higher level, reenacted that natural condition.Save this picture!© Nikos AlexopoulosProject gallerySee allShow lessBee Breeders Announce Winners of Hong Kong Pixel Homes CompetitionArchitecture NewsLiving Unit / OFIS ArchitectsSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/874144/the-wedge-house-schema-architecture-and-engineering Clipboard Houses 2017 The Wedge House / Schema Architecture & EngineeringSave this projectSaveThe Wedge House / Schema Architecture & EngineeringSave this picture!© Nikos Alexopoulos+ 36 Share Greece ArchDaily The Wedge House / Schema Architecture & Engineering Area: 350 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs CopyHouses•Athens, Greece Photographs: Nikos Alexopoulos, Marianna Athanasiadou Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects Architects: Schema Architecture & Engineering Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this officeSchema Architecture & EngineeringOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAthensGreecePublished on June 23, 2017Cite: “The Wedge House / Schema Architecture & Engineering” 23 Jun 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Funding Paths to Health Howard Lake | 14 August 2008 | News Advertisement The Paths to Health project is offering grants to fund new and innovative ways of promoting walking for health in Scotland. The fund is operated by Paths for All, a network of 20 organisations ranging from the British Horse Society Scotland to Scottish Natural Heritage and the Cyclists’ Touring Club. Both Small (under £2000) and Large (over £2000) Grants are available for projects in community settings throughout Scotland.Applications are welcome from any organisation, group or partnership that can demonstrate that it is working in the interests of the wider public. This can include local authorities and health services as well as voluntary and community organisations.Projects can be supported for up to three years, and however long the time span of the grant activities should be sustainable.In most cases partnership funding is required, and the more money being asked for the higher should be the match funding element of the total project cost. The only exception is grants for less than £2000 when match funding is less important. Grants are rarely given for more than £40,000.In addition to the level of match funding you can provide, applications will be assessed to the extent that health gains will be achieved. Priority will be given to projects that work with inactive people and which encourage them into moderate activity. Community involvement is an important criterion as is the number of partners involved within the community and the levels of disadvantage within the communities in which you are working.How to apply.Information and application forms are available atwww.pathsforall.org.uk/pathstohealth/grants.aspYou should discuss your application with one of the local Development Officers first, and these can be located via a search engine atwww.pathsforall.org.uk/about/contact.aspYou could also call the Paths for All partnership office in Alloa on 01259 218888 or Inverness on 01463 725152.Closing date: Applications for Large Grants should be in by 1 October 2008. It will take 5 weeks to make a decision. Further closing dates will be 5 January, 6 April, 1 June and 5 October 2009. Applications for Small Grants are accepted at any time.This information is provided by Fundinginformation.org, the online news, information and support service for fundraisers and funding advisers throughout the UK. For subscription details go towww.fundinginformation.org 25 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.