Sunday, February 20, 2011

You have 2 cows !!!!!!!!!

SOCIALISM: You have 2 cows and you give one to your neighbor.

COMMUNISM: You have 2 cows the Government takes both and gives you some milk

FASCISM: You have 2 cows the Government takes both and sells you some milk

NAZISM: You have 2 cows the Government takes both. Then kill You

BUREAUCRACY: You have 2 cows the Government takes both, kills one, milk the other and throws the milk after.

TRADITIONAL CAPITALISM: You have 2 cows You sell one, buy a bull, herd multiplies and the economy grows smoothly. Then sell the whole herd, you become a rentier and live better.

AMERICAN ECONOMY: Have 2 cows, sell one and forcing another to produce the milk equivalent to 4 cows. Later, hires an expert to analyze why the cow dropped dead.

FRENCH ECONOMY: You have 2 cows and strike because you want 3.

JAPANESE ECONOMY: You have 2 cows and redesign in order to have the 1 / 10 the size and produce 20 times more milk. After planning a smart card, you call COWKEMON and sell around the world.

GERMAN ECONOMY: You have 2 cows and redesign in order to live 100 years, eat once a month and milked themselves.

ITALIAN ECONOMY: You have two cows, but do not know where they are located, so you break for lunch .

RUSSIAN ECONOMY: You have two cows, count and learn that in fact you have 5 .. You count again and learn you have 42. The third time you learn that you have two again. After you stop counting and open another bottle of vodka.

CHINESE ECONOMY: You have two cows, 300 people milking them, argues that ensuring full employment and high productivity. After arrest the journalist who announces the numbers above.

GREEK ECONOMY: You have two cows, sell both, but with the little money they give you give an advance to get a car, which was repaid in 7083 doses.

INDIAN ECONOMY: You have two cows and simply adore them.

BRITISH ECONOMY: You have two cows, which are both crazy

Two public buildings from Glasgow architectural studio

Gareth Hoskins Architects

Gareth Hoskins Architects is an architectural practice based in Glasgow. The practice was set up as a sole trader by Gareth Hoskins in January 1998. The company grew quickly and incorporated as Gareth Hoskins Architects Ltd in 2003. Now an experienced and talented team of 25 people has a series of competition wins, national awards success and major public and private commissions.
On 2008 the practice represented Scotland at the Venice Architecture Biennale, the first time Scotland has featured in its own right at the event, and the pavilion ‘A Gathering Place' was a major critical and public success. The Biennale project won an award at the Scottish Design Awards 2009, an event at which the company also won Architectural Practice of the Year.
The main key of their architecture is human. Their initiative is to fulfill or exceed his needs. They create environments that enable people to easily go about their daily activities and enjoy the places in which they live, work and play.
Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre, 2004
Gareth Hoskins Architects won an international competition in 2004 to design the National Trust for Scotland's new visitor centre for Culloden Battlefield, the site of the last battle to be fought on mainland Britain.
The new visitor centre is designed for up to 250,000 visitors a year, housing interpretation of the battle along with educational/conference facilities, a 240 cover caf矇/restaurant, a shop and staff/ancillary accommodation. The centre is defined by a wave-form roof and a long wall that passes through the building and out into the landscape. Visitors can take an interpretive journey through the exhibition culminating in a view of the site from the planted roof or enter the battlefield via a portal between a gently sloping berm, and a memorial wall for the fallen. The heavily insulated building is clad with local larch, Caithness stone and site-salvaged stone, and is heated by a biomass boiler supplied from local forests. The project was opened during Scotland's Year of Highland Culture in 2007.
The building was shortlisted or commended for a number of awards including the World Architecture Festival, Civic Trust, RIBA, RIAS Best Building in Scotland, Wood Awards, and won the Glasgow Institute of Architecture Leisure & Retail category.
The Bridge Arts Centre, 2000
The design of Bridge Arts Centre in Easterhouse of Glasgow was assigned to Gareth Hoskins Architects after their winning entry on an open competition on 2000. The new arts venue in Easterhouse for Glasgow City Council nestles between the existing community swimming pool and the John Wheatley College, to form Easterhouse Cultural Campus, and provides a naturally ventilated auditorium space, rehearsal workshops, recording suites, education and gallery spaces, caf矇 and community library.
Funded by a range of sources including local government, Scottish Arts Council Lottery Fund and European Regional Development Fund, the project challenges the notion of a traditional 'arts' building. It aims to create a new focus for people within one of Glasgow's peripheral housing estates, to engage with and take part in the arts, and also endeavours to stimulate regeneration of the surrounding area. The building form, dictated by the site, is that of a simple rectangular timber box, housing the auditorium, adjacent to a double height triangular volume containing the library and learning spaces.
The project was successful in a number of high profile awards: Winner of both RIBA Regional and RIBA National Awards 2007; Architecture Grand Prix and Best Public Building, Scottish Design Awards 2007; Best Regeneration Project, British Construction Industry Awards 2007; Silver Medal Best Pubic Building, Roses Design Awards 2007; Andrew Doolan RIAS Award, Best Building in Scotland, Finalist 2007; Prime Minister's Better Public Buildings Award, Finalist 2007.
Information-Images: courtesy Gareth Hoskins Architects
Copyrights: Andrew Lee, Ewen Weatherspoon, Nigel Rigden, GHA
Small image, right: A Gathering Place, 2008, copyright Angela Catlin
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