By Monica Horten
While millions marched via ice and snow opposed to a copyright treaty, their cries at no cost speech on the web shot to the center of the eu Union and compelled a political U-turn. The strong leisure industries may well in basic terms stare in dismay, their back-room plans in tatters.
This hugely unique research of 3 makes an attempt to usher in new legislation to safeguard copyright on the net - ACTA, Ley Sinde and the electronic economic climate Act - investigates the dance of impact among lobbyists and their political proxies and unmasks the sophistry in their arguments. Copyright specialist Monica Horten outlines the myriad ways in which lobbyists contrived to circumvent democratic method and convince politicians to soak up their reason in enforcing an American company time table. In doing so, she argues the case for more suitable transparency in copyright policy-making.
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The main elements creating the image and the ambience of the building are made of wood: the facade and roof of the exhibition hall, the facade and structure of the ice rink/theatre. The covering over the facade of the exhibition space is made of several vertical bands of shiplap planks of rough-sawn larch. This appropriation of a common detail of rural architecture forms the continuity of the covering. The alternating of the direction in which the planks overlap plays with the light to make these vast, shaded spaces resonate.
In order to create a lightweight public building, the project combines the qualities of wood and glass: inside, wood and polycarbonate define the smooth, standardised volume of a sports hall. Here the play area is in a bright, introverted space entirely its own. Outside, the glass casing covers all the faces of the volume. This protective membrane detaches itself from the internal envelope by embracing the shape of the wooden frame. The resultant space is at the heart of the energy concept. 05 Section through the gymnasium and the multifunctional rooms 0 10m Section through the multifunctional room and east elevation 56 Entrance level 57 58 Facade sectional detail 0 1m Phoniatrics and logopedics unit, Chuv Lausanne (vd), 2000–2004 Situated in a very restricting environment (high-voltage line, buildings opposite, ventilation from the electrical sub-station) the project proposes the installation of a micro-perforated metal sheet redefining the relationships between the building and its immediate surroundings.