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Just half of all Germans back Portugal rescue

Just half of all Germans back Portugal rescue

first_img KCS-content Share Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap whatsapp Just half of all Germans back Portugal rescue whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Sunday 10 April 2011 10:35 pm A NARROW majority of Germans is in favour of the EU’s multi-billion-euro bailout package for crisis-hit Portugal, a poll suggested yesterday, with 90 per cent believing it would not be the last. A poll for a German newspaper showed 50 per cent agreed with the EU’s decision to bail out debt-wracked Portugal to the tune of around €80bn (£70.7bn). According to the survey, 45 per cent believed it was the wrong decision.However, nine out of 10 of those polled thought that Portugal would not be the last Eurozone country to fall, as speculation mounts that Spain could be the next country to need a bailout from Brussels.Portugal last week became the third Eurozone country to ask European authorities for a bailout after Ireland and Greece.The latter bailout in particular was extremely unpopular in Germany, the bloc’s top economy. Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Doing things the right way

Doing things the right way

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Casino & games Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Lottery Sports betting Email Address Tags: Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Doing things the right way 29th August 2019 | By contenteditor Anambra State Gaming Company chief executive Benjamin Yarnap explains how the state regulator is working to encourage gaming companies to invest in the state, while ramping up player protection efforts. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Anambra State Gaming Company chief executive Benjamin Yarnap explains how the state regulator is working to encourage gaming companies to invest in the state, while ramping up player protection efforts.“There are a lot of people who don’t even know what regulation is,” Benjamin Yarnap explains. “Here in Anambra, we are doing things the right way – we ensure that every operator is genuine.” As chief executive of the Anambra State Gaming Company, the south-eastern Nigerian state’s regulatory authority, Yarnap is the man responsible for overseeing the state’s gambling industry while ensuring it remains an attractive jurisdiction for operators. The regulator was established in 2016, as a joint venture between the Anambra State Investment Promotion and Protection Agency (ANSIPPA), and Global Gaming Company. The reasoning, Yarnap says, was to reduce government bureaucracy and running costs.  “That’s when the state government realised they needed to put a regime in place,” Yarnap explains. “Before that a lot of people were losing money, but even then there were laws, though they weren’t enforced. There’s been a law in place since 2005, in fact laws were introduced in 1970s, but serious regulations came into force from 2016.  “Now with the amount of gaming in the country, everybody knows what it brings in,” he says. “There’s the good: internally-generated money, tourism, employment. And then the bad, such as the problem with addiction. We had to have a proper regulatory framework to ensure both companies and punters can enjoy the good part, and to tackle the bad part.” Total transparency This has seen a licensing framework brought into effect, which requires every prospective licensee to register as a Nigerian company, then provide the State Gaming Company with information on their share capital, as well as a bank guarantee or insurance bond to show they’ve got the resources to operate in the state. Directors are also subject to background checks to ensure they pay taxes.  This is coupled with a tax rate of 1.5% of gross revenue for sports betting – a rate lower than other Nigerian states, such as Lagos’ 2.5%, Yarnap points out. The licence fee is also low, costing ₦10m (£22,770) compared to ₦50m in Lagos. However, this must be paid in addition to a federal gaming tax, set at 20% of gross revenue. Despite admitting that the dual taxation model is “a dichotomy”, Yarnap argues that there is value in securing both federal and state licences.  “I encourage anybody to get both,” he says. “To a businessman, telling them they must be doubly taxed may be unattractive, but the tax rates are fair enough for strong companies to pay both.  “And if you prepare for the two models, you will still break even. As long as you have good payout rates and offer attractive bonuses or jackpots, you will do well.” Responsible focus While this dual taxation model may prompt operators to enter the market without a licence, Yarnap says that illegal gambling is not currently a major concern, though whistleblowing processes have been set up to allow citizens to flag illegal activity.  These can also be used to flag underage gambling, with Anambra enforcing a strict 18+ age restriction on all games of chance. Those found in breach of the law face fines and even licence revocations. This, he says, is part of a “man-to-man” approach to responsible gambling, alongside discouraging excessive advertising and restrictions on where betting shops may be opened.  Ultimately he’d like to go a lot further, to ensure customers are not spending beyond their means.  “[What] want to do is have an automated system where we see all bets,” he says. “So this way if a player puts on a bet worth half their salary we will be able to stop that.  Healthy competition In Yarnap’s eyes, Anambra is competing against Lagos and Rivers to be the most attractive start for gambling operators. While it may only be the country’s eighth most populous state, it is also the second most densely populated after Lagos, and in 2017 governor Chief Willie Obiano claimed it had the lowest rate of poverty in the country.  “What we have here is an investor’s heaven,” Yarnap says. “Our citizens have a lot disposable income and a history of wagering.” There are therefore a lot of popular forms of gambling: “We have sports betting, casino, lotto, virtuals and even raffles, where people win prizes such as chickens, which might seem funny but it’s popular.  “We also have pool betting, which is quite big, so we have a lot of different products to offer different things for different people.” This is almost entirely coming through land-based channels, he adds.  “Every conference I go to, I hear huge figures about mobile gaming growth, but in Nigeria people prefer land-based,” Yarnap explains. “Some companies do upwards of 80% of revenue through land-based operations.  He says that while internet penetration is not a problem, mobile payments are simply not trusted by the population, meaning there has been no signs of Anambra – or Nigeria – emulating Kenya’s MPesa-driven mobile gaming boom. “It will take some time to catch up. When mobile money becomes accepted, we will see growth, but it will take time. “But just because players aren’t on mobile doesn’t mean the market is not growing,” he continues. “Even where people use mobile, it will be to place the bet online, then pick up winnings in a shop, similar to some US states – everything comes back to land-based today.” Ultimately, he says, his job is simple: “The operators must pay out winnings at the right time, and the punters have to be protected from developing problems with gambling.  “Basically what we do is to make the industry safer and cleaner,” he adds. “It’s only for those that are serious about gaming.”Benjamin Yarnap will be speaking on the panel ‘Evolving with the Times: Regulators Keeping Up with Technological Innovation’ at 11:15 on Day 2 of this year’s ICE Africa taking place 2-3 October. For more details and to find out more, go here Regions: Africa Western Africa Nigerialast_img read more

FBC Holdings Limited (FBC.zw) HY2010 Interim Report

FBC Holdings Limited (FBC.zw) HY2010 Interim Report

first_imgFBC Holdings Limited (FBC.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2010 interim results for the half year.For more information about FBC Holdings Limited (FBC.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the FBC Holdings Limited (FBC.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: FBC Holdings Limited (FBC.zw)  2010 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileFBC Holdings Limited (FBC Bank) is a financial institution in Zimbabwe providing financial products and solutions for retail, commercial and corporate banking; with a range of products and services extending from savings deposit accounts and micro-lending in the informal market to foreign market investment, mortgage financing, micro-lending, re-insurance, short-term insurance and stock-brokering services. Its re-insurance division underwrites classes of insurance for fire, engineering, motoring, marine and miscellaneous incidences. FBC Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Banking Corporation Holdings Limited which is a publicly-traded financial services company in Zimbabwe. FBC Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

The Bee Equity Partners Ltd (FIDE.mu) Q32013 Interim Report

The Bee Equity Partners Ltd (FIDE.mu) Q32013 Interim Report

first_imgThe Bee Equity Partners Ltd (FIDE.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about The Bee Equity Partners Ltd (FIDE.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The Bee Equity Partners Ltd (FIDE.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The Bee Equity Partners Ltd (FIDE.mu)  2013 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileThe Bee Equity Partners Limited (formerly Forward Investment and Development Enterprises Limited) operates as a private equity firm that is involved in small to medium enterprise investments. The company also offers financial solutions for entrepreneurs in Mauritius. The company’s segments include stone crushing, block making and investment activities. The Bee Equity Partners Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Unity Bank Plc (UNITYB.ng) Q32013 Interim Report

Unity Bank Plc (UNITYB.ng) Q32013 Interim Report

first_imgUnity Bank Plc (UNITYB.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Unity Bank Plc (UNITYB.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Unity Bank Plc (UNITYB.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Unity Bank Plc (UNITYB.ng)  2013 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileUnity Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the retail, commercial and corporate sectors. The company provides a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts, deposit accounts and overdrafts to trade finance, treasury services, acceptance and guarantee commercial papers, money market services and international banking services. Unity Bank Plc provides foreign operations which includes home remittance services, mortgages, letters of credit, third party transfer services, invisible transactions, bills for collections and domiciliary transfers. The company supports the agricultural sector through agric products and schemes which includes Unity farmer’s cooperatives finance and leasing, Unity industrial input scheme and general agro-allied farmer’s schemes. Founded in 1987, Unity Bank Plc now operates through an extensive network of some 240 branches in 36 states in Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Unity Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc (MBENEF.ng) Q12019 Interim Report

Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc (MBENEF.ng) Q12019 Interim Report

first_imgMutual Benefits Assurance Plc (MBENEF.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc (MBENEF.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc (MBENEF.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc (MBENEF.ng)  2019 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileMutual Benefits Assurance Plc is a general and life insurance company in Nigeria providing services for underwriting and risk management as well as retail and microfinance banking. General insurance covers the protection of assets and indemnification of other parties; and Life insurance covers risk of premature death, disability, critical illness and other accidents. The company also offers property insurance, fire and special perils insurance, professional indemnity, liability/bond insurance, goods-in-transit insurance, personal insurance, keyman assurance and mortgage protection. Mutual Benefits Assurance has business interests in real estate development and management and operates a Microfinance Bank which provides retail and microfinance banking services at a community level. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Compagnie Immobiliere Limitee (CIMO.mu) Q12020 Interim Report

Compagnie Immobiliere Limitee (CIMO.mu) Q12020 Interim Report

first_imgCompagnie Immobiliere Limitee (CIMO.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Compagnie Immobiliere Limitee (CIMO.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Compagnie Immobiliere Limitee (CIMO.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Compagnie Immobiliere Limitee (CIMO.mu)  2020 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileCompagnie Immobiliere Limitee is based in Port Louis, Mauritius and deals in the renting out of commercial and office space in Mauritius. The company owns the Arcades Currimjee located in the Curepipe. Compagnie Immobiliere Limitee is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius’ Development Enterprise Market.last_img read more

Cineworld shares are down 69%! Are they a buy right now?

Cineworld shares are down 69%! Are they a buy right now?

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Anna Sokolidou | Thursday, 18th June, 2020 | More on: CINE Enter Your Email Address Cineworld (LSE:CINE) shares have fallen more than two thirds this past year. As we all know, the fall is largely due to Covid-19. But is this stock now a bargain or a value trap?Cineworld shares are down The stock plunge in March was dramatic indeed. Even though the FTSE 100 index didn’t do particularly well at the time, the largest cinema chain badly underperformed the broader index and the stock’s recovery seems to be really slow. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Obviously, the cinema chain, just like airlines, tourist companies, and theatres, has suffered an unprecedented drop in the number of customers. Cinemas are public places and they pose a high infection risk. That’s why the share price is so low.Recent newsBut Cineworld’s recent news was highly positive. The stock even rallied on Tuesday following the announcement of the cinemas’ reopening schedule around the world. The company’s cinemas in the US and the UK will reopen on 10 July. In other countries, the reopenings will happen even earlier than this. It all looks good for investors. The company also announced that it will take unprecedented measures to maximise its customers’ and employees’ health and safety. These include social distancing rules when queueing for tickets and sanitation procedures. Although this might sound reassuring, many people may still be unwilling to go to a cinema these days because for fear of catching the coronavirus. Not only is it impossible to make cinemas 100% safe, the second wave of coronavirus infections has shown that early reopenings can be dangerous. Cineworld has acquired many businesses in the past. In the last two decades the company acquired seven smaller competitors, not to mention a merger with Cinema City International. It also planned to buy Cineplex, a Canadian chain of cinemas, before the global coronavirus outbreak. Fortunately, Cineworld announced that it would not go on with this acquisition because of the financial difficulties created by the pandemic. Such deals tend to be painful for the acquiring company’s financials and it’s something Cineworld cannot afford to do now.Are Cineworld shares a buy right now?It’s logical to say that the long-term demand for cinema tickets might keep decreasing due to the large number of movie subscription services provided by companies such as Netflix and HBO. However, I still believe that watching films on a large screen and getting the opportunity do so in the company of friends is different from doing the same thing at home. Cineworld is the world’s second largest cinema chain in the world. Due to its market dominance, it is highly likely to survive and flourish after its smaller competitors’ bankruptcies.But investors should note that Cineworld only has a credit rating of B3 issued by Moody’s. This is far below investment grade. The reason for this is the company’s low level of liquidity and high debt load. Its gross debt/EBITDA ratio is equivalent to 5.5 times, which is already high. But the agency expects it to rise much further. Even though the company’s variable costs are 70% of the total costs and can, therefore, be reduced, the cinema closures are still a problem for its cash flow. Although the rewards of buying Cineworld’s shares look great, the risks are high too. So, I believe there are many other attractive investment opportunities for investors. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images. Anna Sokolidou has no position in any of the shares mentioned in this article. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Cineworld shares are down 69%! Are they a buy right now? Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Anna Sokolidoulast_img read more

Canada: Let’s help aboriginal families heal, says Hiltz

Canada: Let’s help aboriginal families heal, says Hiltz

first_img Rector Collierville, TN Submit an Event Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME [Anglican Journal] First, the church played a role in tearing aboriginal families apart. Now, it needs to help put them back together, says the primate of the Anglican Church of Canada.Referring to the ongoing inter-generational impact of residential schools, Archbishop Fred Hiltz emphasized that the church “needs to play a role in nurturing and supporting initiatives that help heal aboriginal families.“We were part of tearing families apart,” Archbishop Hiltz told more than 200 aboriginal Anglicans attending the Seventh Sacred Circle held Aug. 5 to 12 in Pinawa, Man. “We must be part of healing and bringing them back together and helping them move to a place of health and happiness.”Hiltz noted how youth who attended the gathering “have carried someone in their hearts, some friend who’s taken their life.”The Sacred Circle also heard from Ted Quewezance, executive director of the Residential School Survivors’ Society, who talked about the impact of residential schools on five generations of his family. Quewezance attended the Anglican-run Gordon Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan when he was five years old and stayed there for 11 years.He urged the Anglican church to focus on rebuilding and nurturing families within their communities, noting that members of his family attended residential schools at various times from 1900 to 1996 and had to deal with trauma on their own. “Truth-telling with one another is a hard thing…but it can be done with respect [and] it’s really, really rewarding,” he said. Uncovering the past helped his family to understand and reconnect, he added. “The legacy we want to leave for our families is how we work to understand the damage that was done to us.”In his homily at the closing eucharist, Hiltz called human rights violations against Canada’s aboriginal peoples “a blot on the soul of this country.” One in four indigenous children live in poverty compared to one in nine in the rest of Canada, he pointed out. “One in nine is bad enough,” he said. “One in four is worse.” Many native communities receive 25 per cent less in resources to support education, he added, and the scarcity of fresh fruits and vegetables have given rise to health problems such as diabetes and heart disease.Healing will come when government, church and society heed “the prophetic call of Micah…to love kindness, to do justice and walk humbly again with God,” said Hiltz.The Mississauga Declaration issued recently by the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples (ACIP) could be “a major plank for…a national strategy toward right relations” among all Canadians, said Hiltz. The declaration “has a life, place and an influence far beyond our church alone.”The declaration states that, among other things, indigenous Anglicans must act to reaffirm their “sovereign identity as the people of the Land and to revive, renew and reclaim” ministries in their communities. It was issued in response to the high rates of suicide, poverty, addiction and other pastoral crises in indigenous Anglican communities, according to an ACIP report presented to the Council of General Synod last year.In an interview with the Anglican Journal, Hiltz said one of the “most profound moments” at Sacred Circle was the consensus among indigenous Anglicans to approve Canon 22, which recognizes the roles of national indigenous ministry. “It was just a beautiful Pentecostal moment,” he said. By approving Canon 22, Sacred Circle acknowledged that the church has accepted “the hand of partnership” with indigenous people on their path to self-determination. 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Casa Bell Lloc / Studio Saxe

Casa Bell Lloc / Studio Saxe

first_imgCopyAbout this officeStudio SaxeOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSanta Teresa BeachOn FacebookCosta RicaPublished on May 02, 2021Cite: “Casa Bell Lloc / Studio Saxe” 02 May 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/960953/casa-bell-lloc-studio-saxe Clipboard CopyHouses•Santa Teresa Beach, Costa Rica “COPY” 2020 Casa Bell Lloc / Studio SaxeSave this projectSaveCasa Bell Lloc / Studio Saxe Casa Bell Lloc / Studio Saxe Costa Rica “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/960953/casa-bell-lloc-studio-saxe Clipboard Architects: Studio Saxe Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Area:  500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Save this picture!© Andres Garcia Lachner+ 33Curated by Paula Pintos Share Projects Houses Photographs Photographs:  Andres Garcia LachnerClient:Fran Machado and Niko VoorspoelsCity:Santa Teresa BeachCountry:Costa RicaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerRecommended ProductsRenders / 3D AnimationEnscape3D Real-Time Rendering SoftwareMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityOverview. Studio Saxe was commissioned to design a home perched on the hilltops of the town of Santa Teresa in Costa Rica. Due to the extreme pitch of the terrain, we decided to sink the private areas of bedrooms into the ground and thus allow the main living area to have the best expansive views on top with floating terraces and a pool.Save this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerBenjamin G. Saxe founder and Design Director of Studio Saxe explains: “This project is a testament of how concrete can be used in Tropical Architecture to achieve low maintenance and longevity without loosing openness and deep connections to nature beyond.”Save this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerSave this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerConcept.  In order to adapt to the topographic conditions, Studio Saxe decided to “push” the house into the ground thus creating the illusion of a one-story house from the street and only revealing its true size once inside. A series of concrete walls shield the house and disguise what will later become a powerful choreographed entrance reveal of the pool and ocean beyond.Save this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerSave this picture!Lower level floor planSave this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerDesign. By keeping the public living spaces above and the more intimate bedrooms below, Studio Saxe used the innate characteristics provided by the site to determine the use of spaces. Every space that touches the ground is more solid and enclosed, and in contrast, every space above ground is open and ephemeral. A long overarching roofline protects the house and frames a feature entrance pool that cantilevers over the jungle.Save this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerSave this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerSave this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerConstruction. The clients of this home were clear from the beginning that they wanted most of the home to be built in concrete for longevity, less maintenance, and thermal mass during the hot months of the year. The challenge was to also create open spaces in the living areas with long-span concrete beans and a light roof that allows for cross ventilation during the rainy and humid months of the year. The result is a series of retaining walls below that house private spaces and beams and columns above that open to the majestic ocean view.Save this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerSustainability. As we develop the language of architecture at Studio Saxe, we understand that the impact of construction methods and materials is a big factor in the maintenance and longevity of a building in the tropics. This house sets a new direction where a modern long-lasting material like concrete can be profusely used throughout without losing basic bioclimatic principles of tropical design such as long roof eaves, cross ventilation, water collection, and many more.Save this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Link Between Archaeology and ArchitectureArticlesAncient Apricot Mountain Dwelling Home Stay / PAN-CHINA·RESP StudioSelected Projects Sharelast_img read more