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AD Classics: Frederick C. Robie House / Frank Lloyd Wright

first_img Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/60246/ad-classics-frederick-c-robie-house-frank-lloyd-wright Clipboard CopyAbout this officeFrank Lloyd WrightOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsArchitecture ClassicsResidential ArchitectureHousesChicagoResidentialHousesUnited StatesPublished on May 16, 2010Cite: Adelyn Perez. “AD Classics: Frederick C. Robie House / Frank Lloyd Wright” 16 May 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Talis SVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Solid ColorPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesDining tablesZeitraumWood Table – TautBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USARoll Towel Dispenser – Electronic TouchlessWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesAluminium CompositesSculptformClick-on Battens in Victoria GardensMetal PanelsLongboard®Metal Ceilings – DauntlessWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsPerforated Facade PanelFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Rainscreen Cladding Panels for Lightweight Facades in Apartment BlockBricksAcme BrickModular Size BrickMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/60246/ad-classics-frederick-c-robie-house-frank-lloyd-wright Clipboard AD Classics: Frederick C. Robie House / Frank Lloyd Wright AD Classics: Frederick C. Robie House / Frank Lloyd WrightSave this projectSaveAD Classics: Frederick C. Robie House / Frank Lloyd Wright Architects: Frank Lloyd Wright Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses “COPY” Year: center_img Copy+ 11Houses•Chicago, United States Photographs United States Save this picture!© Columbia UniversityWritten by Adelyn Perez Share Photographs:  Columbia University, Thomas A. Heinz/CORBISText description provided by the architects. Designed and built between 1908-1910, the Robie House for client Frederick C. Robie  and his family was one of Wright’s earlier projects. Influenced by the flat, expanisve prairie landscape of the American Midwest where he grew up, Wright’s work redefined American housing with the Prairie style home. Save this picture!Recommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – BackWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersRenders / 3D AnimationVectorworksVectorworks ArchitectEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsAccording to Wright, “The prairie has a beauty of its own and we should recognize and accentuate this natural beauty, its quiet level. Hence, gently sloping roofs, low proportions, quiet sky lines, supressed heavy-set chimneys and sheltering overhangs, low terraces and out-reaching walls sequestering private gardens.”More on the Robie House after the break.Save this picture!Main Floor PlanThe Robie House creates a clever arrangement of public and private spaces, slowly distancing itself from the street in a series of horizontal planes. By creating overlaps of the planes with this gesture, it allowed for interior space expanded towards the outdoors while still giving the space a level of enclosure. Save this picture!This play on private spaces was requested by the client, where he insisted on the idea of “seeing his neighbors without being seen.” Wright specifically approached this request with an enormous cantilever over the porch facing west that stretched outwards 10′ feet from its nearest structural member and 21′ from the closest masonry pier.Save this picture!Second Floor PlanAs is seen in many of Wright’s project, the entrance of the house is not clearly distinguishable at first glance due to the fact that Wright believed the procession towards the house should involve a journey. Wright also expressed the importance of the hearth in a home with a fireplace that separated the living and dining room that is open to the ceiling above the mantelpiece for the billiard room and playroom. Save this picture!SectionThe program of the house includes a living room, a dining room, a kitchen, a billiards room, four bedrooms, and a servant’s wing which are defined while still flowing into one another.Save this picture!Third Floor PlanThe rooms were determined through a modular grid system which was given order with the 4′ window mullions. Wright, however, did not use the standard window in his design, but instead used “light screens” which were composed of pieces of clear and colored glass, usually with representations of nature.Save this picture!© Thomas A. Heinz/CORBISThe purpose for these windows was to allow light into the house while still giving a sense of privacy. Wright also stated about the light screens, “Now the outside may come inside, and the inside may, and does, go outside.” There are 174 art glass windows in the Robie House made of polished plate glass, cathedral glass, and copper-plated zinc cames, which are metal joints that hold the glass in place.Save this picture!© Creative CommonsThe protrusions of these windows on the East and West facade, along with low ceilings, emphasized the long axis of the house and directed views towards the outside. These windows were also stretched on French doors along the entire south wall on the main level, opening up to a balcony. The sun angles were calculated so perfectly with this cantilever that a midsummer noon’s sun hits just the bottom of the entire facade while still allowing light to flood in to warm the house during the spring and autumn months.Save this picture!© Columbia UniversityThe entire house is sheathed in Roman brick with yellow mortar, and only the overhangs and the floating brick balcony have steel beams for structural support. Using the horizontality of the brick, Wright added the finishing touches to the Robie House to create the ideal modern Prairie style home where he was able to build with the principles he believed in. The sweeping horizontal lines, extensive overhangs, warm well-lit interiors with furniture designed by Wright himself, and the balance of public and private spaces made the Robie House, in the words of Frederick C. Robie, “…the most ideal place in the world.”Save this picture!Storrer, William Allin. The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright: A Complete Catalog. 3rd ed. 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Ravignani 2170 / ATV Arquitectos

first_img Ravignani 2170 / ATV Arquitectos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/772937/ravignani-2170-atv-arquitectos Clipboard Apartments Argentina CopyAbout this officeATV ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBuenos AiresArgentinaPublished on September 05, 2015Cite: “Ravignani 2170 / ATV Arquitectos” 05 Sep 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Cross HairlinePartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®SinksThe Splash LabTrough Sink – Monolith A SeriesSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Helmkehof Cultural CenterBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAWashroom AccessoriesConcrete FloorsSikaDecorative Floor CoatingsMetal PanelsSherwin-Williams Coil CoatingsFluropon® Coating in Thaden SchoolWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for Partition WallsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Wood Stain – Lignosil®-VeranoDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – MAGNEOSinksECOPIXELWashbasin – Light Basin LTBMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Manufacturers: Gustavo Caballero, Invertop, Stilo Cerramientos, TamebaProject Team:Ma. Pia Giraudo, Damián ParodiManagers:Pablo Macchi, Ma. Pia GiraudoArchitect Construction Director:Diego BazzigalupiInterior Architecture:Vanesa LidjensStructure:Estudio EyPArchitect In Charge:Federico Azubel, Ignacio Trabucchi, Walter ViggianoCity:Buenos AiresCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Federico KulekdjianRecommended ProductsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEADoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumText description provided by the architects. Located in Palermo, a neighborhood in the city of Buenos Aires, the Project looks into the diverse ways of inhabiting a house, thus rethinking and experimenting the uses of a house according to the diverse matters intrinsic in this discipline. One of the most significant uses is the structure, meaning the architectonic structure, which defines spaces and their relations. Each participating element expresses itself and shows a tectonic relation to each part as well as to the whole of the works.Save this picture!© Federico KulekdjianSave this picture!Floor PlanFunctionally, the building presents two room apartments on the first six levels. These apartments are developed according to the proposed theme, evidencing such structural elements. Each repeating beam which goes along the building facade is related to a corbel which structures part of an element/dividing furniture thus setting the different uses in the units.Save this picture!© Federico KulekdjianSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Federico KulekdjianThe extra item in the project is a four room apartment with expansions and its own swimming pool on the top level, relating the different levels with open spaces and natural light which generate a unique atmosphere. Multi-functional furniture goes along the unit connecting the public and private sectors.Save this picture!© Federico KulekdjianProject gallerySee allShow lessWinners of “The Rust Belt” Contest Offer Ideas for a 107-Acre Former Factory SiteArchitecture NewsAtelier YokYok Creates Wood Forest Installation in BudapestArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Doctor Emilio Ravignani 2170, C1425FYB CABA, ArgentinaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Area:  1900 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Federico Kulekdjian Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Photographs Projectscenter_img Architects: ATV Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project 2014 Save this picture!© Federico Kulekdjian+ 26 Share Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/772937/ravignani-2170-atv-arquitectos Clipboard CopyApartments•Buenos Aires, Argentina “COPY” Ravignani 2170 / ATV ArquitectosSave this projectSaveRavignani 2170 / ATV Arquitectos ArchDailylast_img read more

Two journalists shot dead in space of 24 hours

first_img SyriaMiddle East – North Africa News January 21, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists shot dead in space of 24 hours Organisation March 8, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information March 12, 2021 Find out more to go further Related documents 130121_cp_deux_journalistes_tues_ar-2.pdfPDF – 245.4 KB News Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law Receive email alerts Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria Follow the news on Syria News News RSF_en Read in Arabic (بالعربية)Reporters Without Borders is shocked to learn that two journalists were killed in the space of 24 hours while covering fierce clashes between government forces and the rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA) at the end of last week.Yves Debay, a French journalist reporting for the magazine Assaut, was shot by a sniper in Aleppo on 17 January. Mohamed Al-Messalma, a Syrian journalist also known as Mohamed Al-Horani, was killed the next day while covering fighting in Bousra Al-Harir, a suburb of the southern city of Deraa. He worked for Al-Jazeera.Reporters Without Borders reiterates its concern about the deteriorating security conditions for reporters in Syria. “Journalists are being targeted with increasing frequency and the rate of deliberate killings is accelerating dangerously,” the media freedom organization said.Debay was a former soldier who created two magazines specialized in military matters, Raids in 1986 and Assaut in 2005. Al-Jazeera said Al-Horani was killed by a regular army sniper. Aged 33, he had worked for the Qatar-based TV news channel for more than a year. He had previously been an anti-government activist.According to the Reporters Without Borders tally, at least 21 journalists and 49 citizen-journalists have been killed in connection with their reporting in Syria since the start of the uprising and the ensuing crackdown in March 2011.Reporters Without Borders is also concerned about Mosaab Al-Hamadi, the Syria correspondent of Al-Arabiyya, Sky News Arabic and other TV stations, who is being held by an opposition group. Reporters Without Borders condemns his detention and calls for his immediate release. Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists SyriaMiddle East – North Africa February 3, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Reporters Without Borders calls on participants in the Ivory Coast peace talks to make a commitment to a freer and more responsible press

first_img Reporters Without Borders asked all the delegations taking part in the Ivory Coast peace talks being held in Linas-Marcoussis (south of Paris) between 15 and 24 January 2003 to make a real commitment to establishing a freer and more responsible press in the country. The organisation asks them in particular to take measures to ensure the safety of all journalists working in the Ivory Coast. Côte d’IvoireAfrica The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa November 27, 2020 Find out more RSF_en October 29, 2020 Find out more RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire to go further Organisation Reporters Without Borders has written to all the delegations taking part in the Ivory Coast peace talks being held in Linas-Marcoussis (south of Paris) between 15 and 24 January 2003, asking them to raise the issue of the media in the Ivory Coast. The organisation urges the political parties and rebel movements present to make a real commitment to establishing a freer and more responsible press in the country. They should in particular take measures to ensure the safety of all journalists – Ivorian or foreign – working in the Ivory Coast. The fact that journalists are regularly arrested, attacked or threatened is unacceptable.In addition, politicians and leaders of the rebel movements should encourage the press to take a more responsible attitude. Failure to respect any ethical or professional code is rife in the country. A number of publications have no hesitation in publishing racist or xenophobic articles, putting the safety of large numbers of people at risk. Le National, L’oeil du peuple, and the newspaper of the party in power, Notre Voie, are among such media organs that constantly stoke the flames of conflict by publishing inflammatory editorials and articles inciting violence.The Observatoire de la liberté de la presse, de l’éthique et de la déontologie (OLPED) can no longer content itself with merely publishing communiqués calling the press to order. This self-regulatory body must be given real powers to impose sanctions. For example, it should be able to force offending newspapers to publish any “right to reply” sent to them, in line with Articles 9, 28, and 29 of the Press Law. OLPED should also be consulted before the issue or withdrawal of press cards.Finally, the Ivorian Popular Front ( FPI, the party in power) and the Patriotic Movement of Ivory Coast (MPCI, the rebel movement in the north of the country) should demand that media under their control scrupulously respect a professional code of ethics. The state radio and television (RTI) in Abidjan is a public service and should respect a genuine pluralism of information by allowing all the political tendencies in the country to express themselves.The television channel Notre Patrie and the newspaper Liberté, controlled by the rebel movements in Bouake, should make sure that the Ivorian population is correctly informed and should seek to calm the situation.The press in the Ivory Coast is both a victim of the crisis facing the country today and partly responsible for it. Since the attempted coup on 19 September 2002, numerous reporters – both Ivorian and foreign – have been beaten up by members either of the state police force or rebel movements. Media professionals are arrested, attacked or threatened almost every day. But the press is also playing a pernicious role in this crisis. “We, Ivorian journalists, have paved the way for war. We have to take responsibility for that. With our words of hate, our diatribes, we paved the way for war in the minds of the Ivorian people,” admitted a former editor to Reporters Without Borders during an investigative mission in October 2002. January 16, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders calls on participants in the Ivory Coast peace talks to make a commitment to a freer and more responsible press Côte d’IvoireAfrica Receive email alerts News News News Reports Help by sharing this information Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election October 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Great buzz at Limerick bee-keeping course

first_imgAdvertisement Limerick on Covid watch list Print TAGSEnvironmentLimerick City and CountyNews Twitter Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Limerick centre needed to tackle environmental issues RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Facebookcenter_img Tom O’Brien, Liam Arrigan and Gus McCoy of the Limerick Beekeepers Association at the apiary in Mungret.Photo: Cian ReinhardtANYONE who has ever pondered on the birds and the bees will have an opportunity to find out about at least one half of that equation at a special course being held by the Limerick Beekeepers Association (LBKA).The voluntary organisation has more than a hundred members ranging in ages from 11 to 80 years of age.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The association is holding its annual beginner course over two days on March 23 and 30 in Rathkeale House Hotel, followed by practical demonstrations at the association apiary.Topics covered include the beekeeping year, equipment, bee health, practical hive inspections and the good bit – harvesting honey.“Our aims are to promote beekeeping for everyone from the hobbyist to the serious professional, together with environmental awareness in our geographical area,” a spokeswoman said.“In winter, association meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month in Mungret GAA Hall. Great emphasis is placed on improving all members’ knowledge of beekeeping at all levels.”The meetings are both social and educational, with top international lecturers visiting to share their knowledge.The association apiary is located in the old grounds of Mungret College and is central to training and developing beekeeping skills among members.LBKA supports the All-Ireland Pollination Plan through developing the site with pollination friendly planting with particular emphasis on native plants and creating a habitat for other wild pollinators. Members meet regularly to upkeep the site.Anyone interested in learning more is welcome to come along to a meeting. The meetings take place every second Thursday of the month in Mungret GAA Hall at 8pm, or for a place on the course, contact [email protected] NewsCommunityEnvironmentGreat buzz at Limerick bee-keeping courseBy Bernie English – January 28, 2019 1313 TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! WhatsApp Email Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Previous articleLandsborough on true grit and teachingNext articleDereliction is bringing a ‘blight’ on the City Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Local backlash over Aer Lingus threatlast_img read more

South Bend small- and medium-business COVID loan program begins prescreening

first_img Pinterest Twitter By Tommie Lee – January 7, 2021 0 297 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market South Bend small- and medium-business COVID loan program begins prescreening Google+ FILE – This April 3, 2019, file photo shows a tip box is filled with U.S. currency in New York. For millennials who are passionate about contributing to the greater good, there are ways to prioritize charitable giving and make the greatest impact on issues they care about (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) The City of South Bend is launching an online pre-screening for small businesses seeking to apply for a new loan program designed to help with the impacts of COVID-19.Earlier this year the U.S. Economic Development Administration announced an award of $7.7 million for the City to administer a new Revolving Loan Fund to make the loans to local businesses.The loans are designed to expand the city’s existing programs for small- and medium-sized companies attempting to restart, maintain, or expand their operations and keep their people on payroll.You can learn more at http://southbendin.gov/RLFrecovery Facebook Previous articleElkhart Christmas Tree pickup underwayNext articleIndiana Health Dept. announces vaccine plan Tommie Leelast_img read more

Watch The Nth Power’s ‘Earth, Wind & Power’ Perform “Devotion” At Brooklyn Comes Alive

first_imgWe are approaching the one-year anniversary of The Nth Power’s tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire, the late-night party that had everyone talking after Jazz Fest in 2016 (and it’s happening again on May 2, 2017!). A few months after its NOLA test drive, the band recruited a cast of characters for a revival at the second-annual Brooklyn Comes Alive in Brooklyn, New York, during October of last year. Dubbed “Earth, Wind & Power,” the show saw The Nth Power welcome an insane lineup of musical guests to help pay tribute to the iconic soul catalog of EWF. In honor of the late Maurice White, the band brought out Oteil Burbridge, Kofi Burbridge and a killer horn section that included Eric “Benny” Bloom, Ryan Zoidis, Skerik, Natalie Cressman, and Farnell Newton to complete their lineup.The funk assassins of Earth, Wind & Power will return yet again to New Orleans on Tuesday, May 2nd at The Howlin’ Wolf, and they’re bringing a ton of special guests for this show including Rashawn Ross of Dave Matthews Band, Skerik, Weedie Braimah, Farnell Newton, Galactic’s Erica Falls, and Drew Sayers and Lyle Divinsky of The Motet (tickets). In honor of next week’s show, enjoy this performance of “Devotion” from the Brooklyn Comes Alive installation of Earth, Wind & Power.Earth, Wind & Power will be joined by Oteil and Kofi Burbridge and Neal and Alan Evans, also known as the All Brothers Band, as well as up-and-coming funk act Organ Freeman. Additionally, a number of awesome musicians will gather in The Den to pay tribute to Allen Toussaint. The band known as the “Allen Toussaint Jukebox” will consist of Shira Elias and Michelangelo Carubba from Turkuaz, Sasha Brown from Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Joe Tatton from The New Mastersounds, and Eric Vogel from the Nigel Hall Band.Tickets for this special late-night performance are going fast and are available at this link![Cover photo courtesy of Phierce Photo]last_img read more

Advancing ingenuity

first_imgBetween academic discovery and product development lurks a lull in research funding that inventors call the “chasm of death,” where a prototype or a proof of concept can feel just out of reach.To address that development gap, five projects initiated by faculty at Harvard’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences have been selected to receive funding of between $70,000 and $100,000 each, through Harvard’s Physical Sciences & Engineering Accelerator (PSE Accelerator).The funding is designed to support a burst of activity on a specific project to bring it to a development milestone at which an industrial partner or investor might become engaged, for example, by sponsoring further research, licensing the technology, or launching a company.“The ability to attract an industrial or venture partner is often ‘make or break’ for an emerging academic technology, if you want to see it become a useful product in the outside world,” said Mick Sawka, a director of business development in Harvard’s Office of Technology Development (OTD). “We’ve found that a relatively small amount of very targeted support can help faculty demonstrate that a new invention is ready to break out of the lab.”Professor David Weitz has developed a microfluidics platform to analyze and sort nanoliter-sized droplets of liquid or gel. Credit: Lloyd Ung and John Heyman/Weitz LabEstablished by OTD in 2013, the PSE Accelerator awards funding annually, through a competitive selection process, to Harvard research projects that have demonstrated some initial results and have clear potential to develop into technologies and products with impact. Over the course of the year, investigators work toward predefined milestones, with access to industry advisers, dedicated guidance from OTD on intellectual property protection, and a comprehensive commercialization strategy that encourages entrepreneurship.The projects receiving support from the accelerator this year:— Stephen Chong, professor of computer science, has created a shell scripting language, called Shill, that offers strong and flexible security for complex tasks such as system administration, through a combination of programming language design and “sandboxing” technology. Developed with postdoctoral researcher Christos Dimoulas and graduate student Scott Moore, Shill could improve the security of enterprise and cloud-based system administration.— Graduate student Frederick Chang, in the engineering and physical biology track of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, and his mentor Nancy Kleckner, Herchel Smith Professor of Molecular Biology, have invented a highly sensitive pattern-detection algorithm that, in combination with a suitably designed microscope, will enable three-dimensional time-lapse imaging of living systems at the molecular scale. By giving researchers a better view inside cells, the system could, for example, enhance the process of evaluating drugs for clinical trials.— Charles Lieber, Mark Hyman Jr. Professor of Chemistry and chair of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, has invented polymer-like mesh electronics and a method of delivering the electronics by syringe injection into living organisms. These biocompatible electronic implants can be used to record activity from and deliver electrical stimulation to the nervous system, and could potentially be used to treat neurological and neurodegenerative diseases.— David A. Weitz, Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics and Applied Physics, has developed a microfluidics platform to analyze and sort nanoliter-sized droplets of liquid or gel. These droplets are ideal for functional analysis of individual cells. The platform will enable rapid isolation of immune cells that recognize infected or cancerous cells.— George M. Whitesides, Woodford L. and Ann A. Flowers University Professor, has invented a paper-based respiration sensor that can characterize sleep apnea. Combined with wireless electronics, the sensor could transmit results to a health care professional, enabling diagnosis of sleep apnea at home and at low cost, with less need for conventional sleep studies in the initial characterization.“The research projects stand out for their imagination and creativity,” said Senior Associate Provost Isaac T. Kohlberg, Harvard’s chief technology development officer. “Each one is challenging the state of the art in science, technology, or health care. The accelerator model we’ve pioneered through the Physical Sciences & Engineering Accelerator and the Blavatnik Biomedical Accelerator takes a strategic approach to advancing technologies like these while they’re still in the lab, incubating them a little longer to ensure they thrive.”The PSE Accelerator has catalyzed the launch of several startup companies in recent years, including Voxel8, RightHand Robotics, Calculario, and Validere, as well as licenses to companies such as Green Energy Storage, which is developing a flow battery technology.OTD will begin accepting preproposals for the next round of funding in mid-summer. The recipients are selected by an advisory committee.last_img read more

Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein Bound for West End

first_img Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein is heading to the West End. The tuner will land in London in the fall of next year after playing at the Newcastle Theatre Royal from August 26, 2017 through September 9.Based on the Oscar-nominated 1974 film and co-written with Thomas Meehan, Brooks will once again collaborate with Susan Stroman for this all-singing all-dancing new production, bringing his and Gene Wilder’s classic movie to life on stage.Young Frankenstein, the wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Mary Shelley classic, see’s Frederick Frankenstein, an esteemed New York brain surgeon and professor, inherit a castle and laboratory in Transylvania from his deranged genius grandfather, Victor Von Frankenstein. He now faces a dilemma —does he continue to run from his family’s tortured past or does he stay in Transylvania to carry on his grandfather’s mad experiments reanimating the dead and, in the process, fall in love with his sexy lab assistant Inga?Full creative team and casting will be announced at a later date. The musical bowed on Broadway in late 2007, with Roger Bart as Frankenstein, Megan Mullally as Elizabeth, Christopher Fitzgerald as Igor, Sutton Foster as Inga, Andrea Martin as Frau Blucher, Shuler Hensley as The Monster and Fred Applegate as Inspector Kemp. The production ran for 30 previews and 484 regular performances. ‘Young Frankenstein’ View Commentslast_img read more

Stephanie Styles, Drew Gehling & More Announced for Broadway-Aimed Roman Holiday

first_img This casting is the stuff of classic Hollywood dreams! Newcomer Stephanie Styles and Waitress star Drew Gehling are set to play Princess Ann and Joe Bradley, respectively, in the previously announced pre-Broadway engagement of Roman Holiday. Based on the iconic 1953 film starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck, the new musical will premiere as part of SHN’s 2016-2017 season this summer. Directed by Marc Bruni, the new musical will play SHN Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco beginning on May 23, and run through June 18 ahead of a fall 2017 Broadway opening.Tony Award nominee Jarrod Spector (Beautiful) and TV and stage star Sara Chase (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) will round out the principal casting.Stephanie Styles appeared this past fall in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Kingdom Come. Prior to that, she headlined Disney’s first National Tour of the Tony Award-winning musical Disney’s Newsies. Gehling created the role of Dr. Pomatter in the Broadway production of Waitress. His other Broadway credits include On A Clear Day You Can See Forever and Jersey Boys. Off-Broadway, he has appeared in A Minister’s Wife, Billy & Ray, I Believe, and Anne of Green Gables. On screen, he has been seen in Succession, Elementary, 30 Rock and Smash.Roman Holiday—The Cole Porter Musical will feature Cole Porter classics such as “Night and Day,” “Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye” and “Easy to Love.” The book is by Kathy Speer, Terry Grossman and Paul Blake.In the midst of a whirlwind tour of European capitals, a young princess yearns to experience life—to explore the world beyond diplomatic dinners and Royal balls. Enter an American reporter, who, almost overnight, goes from covering the royal family to covering up her great escape. And in the span of 24 unforgettable hours, they discover the magic of Rome, the promise of love, and a secret they will share forever. Stephanie Styles & Drew Gehling(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) View Comments Related Shows Roman Holidaylast_img read more

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