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‘Pilgrimage of trust,’ Taizé Community come to Pine Ridge Reservation Taizé brothers, South Dakota organizers welcome 600 pilgrims to weekend of prayer Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Cordelia Biddle says: Comments are closed. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted May 28, 2013 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Press Release An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags Rector Shreveport, LA Mary Frances Schjonberg says: Daphne Messersmith says: May 29, 2013 at 8:59 am What a powerful witness and rich experience! I am wondering how one would have heard about such an opportunity. Many I know would be interested in participating in events like this but we are not “in the network”! Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH May 28, 2013 at 6:42 pm Some of use in the Diocese of Delaware and St. Thomas’s Church in Newark knew Tyson and Tyrone when they were just little guys running around in our VBS centers at St. John’s in Eagle Butte. So proud of the men they have become.What an experience for all who attended. Thank you for the opportunity. Patricia Neal Jensen says: May 29, 2013 at 8:36 am Thank you for this wonderful exposure to an extraordinary event. I’m currently writing a biography of St. Katharine Drexel, a relative. Her work at Pine Ridge and dedication to the nation’s “forgotten” people crosses time and religious boundaries. As an Episcopalian in urban Philadelphia, I send my gratitude to all who organized, participated and bore witness to God’s love in the hallowed space of Pine Ridge. Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem May 30, 2013 at 9:40 pm Thank you Mary Frances for bringing us back to the Source – now but a memory, one of astonishing hope – a weekend more beautiful that words can express, and yet, your words, Mary Frances, shed light on the beauty of what we lived. Thank you. Margaret Sally Price says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Events Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Tampa, FL May 30, 2013 at 4:12 pm If you are speaking about going to Taize, check out the information herehttp://www.taize.fr/en_rubrique9.html Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Bath, NC Betsy Payne Rosen says: May 28, 2013 at 6:15 pm My wife and I, being in our mid to late 50s, were fortunate to attend with a group of young people from our home town. The experience was trans-formative. That is the only way I can describe it. Truly trans-formative. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Margaret O’Donnell says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL May 28, 2013 at 5:48 pm Thanks for the great report Mary Frances. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Martinsville, VA May 29, 2013 at 10:11 pm How wonderful this all sounds! I feel certain that everyone who was part of this experience will bring new life and hope to the communities they return to. My favorite quote? ““Actually trying to build the kingdom in and with the churches is a kind of act of resistance within our mainstream culture and a really, really important thing to do,” she [The Rev. Rita Powell] said.” This story is the best news I’ve heard about the church in years. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curt Jopling says: Rector Belleville, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Press Release Service Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit an Event Listing Submit a Job Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY During the May 24-27 Taizé “pilgrimage of trust on earth” held on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southwestern South Dakota, pilgrims gather in the morning, at noon and again in the evening to pray in a natural amphitheater worship space below Christ Episcopal Church in Red Shirt Table. They sit facing icons and a cross against the backdrop of the Badlands to the east. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Red Shirt Table, South Dakota] Pilgrims from all over the world came May 24-27 to a hot and dusty stretch of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation prairie land bounded by the Black Hills and the Badlands to learn about and practice trust and reconciliation, overcome stereotypes, form friendships and grow in faith.They did so while singing Taizé music with Western Meadowlark harmonies and the beat of crickets.And they did so without showers or electricity and while trying to avoid plopping down on a cactus, stepping in a cow pie or encountering a rattlesnake.Thus, the simple communal life of the Taizé Community of France came to this part of the Pine Ridge, which exists in one of the least developed parts of the United States and includes Shannon County, one of the poorest counties in the country.Brother Alois, the abbot of the Taizé Community in France, leads worshippers out of the natural amphitheater worship spaces after Morning Prayer on May 25, which began the first full day of the May 24-27 Taizé “pilgrimage of trust on earth” held on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southwestern South Dakota. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service“I hope that their hearts will be touched,” Brother Alois, the Taizé Community’s abbot, said about the pilgrims during an interview at the beginning of the pilgrimage, “and that Christ touches our hearts to awaken within us the will for reconciliation.”Or, as volunteer Mikayla Dunfee told a newly arrived group of pilgrims during their orientation May 24: “Just keep your hearts open; this is going to be a wild ride.”The May 24-27 gathering was first Taizé pilgrimage on an Indian reservation and it was by far the most remote of the locations that have been part of the Taizé brothers’ “pilgrimage of trust on earth,” which they describe as a meeting with Christ and with others.Brother Emile, during an interview amidst the bustle of nearly 600 arriving pilgrims, said that the setting was much like the rural, isolated nature of Taizé in the French countryside but, “of course, the Badlands is more spectacular.”The Pine Ridge has a reputation for being a stark place, and not just because of its stark physical setting but for its history of subjugation and suffering. Yet, the brothers and the South Dakota young adults who envisioned the potential power of such a gathering were drawn by the beauty and strength they perceived here.Without ignoring the suffering, Brother Emile said, “we wanted also to be attentive to the beauty that is here,” both in the geography and in people’s hearts.“When we go somewhere we look for signs of hope; not to be blind to the suffering, but to look for signs of hope,” he said.What they found, he said, were “people who have been resilient, who are founded deep in their faith and it makes them stand up on their feet and want to be there for others.”“The church exists through people like that,” he added.Mikayla Dunfee, a volunteer organizer of the May 24-27 Taizé “pilgrimage of trust on earth” on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southwestern South Dakota, uses a map May 24 to orient a new group of pilgrims to the lay of the land at Red Shirt Table. Dunfee is just ending a time living in an intentional community on the Rosebud Reservation and heads to Berkeley Divinity School at Yale in the fall. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceThe brothers say the Pine Ridge gathering is important because, while people from outside North America often have a romantic image of the Native American peoples drawn from films and novels, there is another story, one of unremitting poverty, violence, and despair. The brothers were told more than once that the negative perceptions of the reservation and the people who live there alters the residents’ perception of themselves, Brother Emile said.The statistics are stark and stunning: the unemployment rate is 80 percent and 49 percent of reservation residents live below the federal poverty line (61 percent of those 18 years or younger live below that poverty line); average life expectancy on the reservation is estimated to be 48 years for men and 52 years for women compared with a U.S. combined average of 77.5 years; one in four babies are born with either fetal alcohol syndrome or fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and infant mortality is 300 percent higher than in the rest of America; teen suicide is 150 percent higher than the U.S. average; 50 percent of adults 40 years and older have diabetes and tuberculosis rates are 800 percent higher than in the rest of the country; approximately 58 percent of grandparents on the reservation are raising their grandchildren.Yet, in the midst of stereotypes is another reality of the Pine Ridge, the brothers say.Indeed, during a discussion amongst the pilgrims and the brothers on the gathering’s last morning, Shane LeClair, a senior at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota from White Bear Lake, Minnesota, said, “From the outside, a lot of us come in with hearing stories about the reservation and of this land and that there are people who lacked hope and are in need of a reason to hope and to have faith.”“And what I know I have experienced and several people in my group have experienced is [that] it’s the exact opposite. There is no lack of hope in this land; there is no lack of faith. I think that all of us leave here with a lot of hope that this community and this land has provided us.”LeClair thanked the Lakota hosts for “allowing us to be here and to share in this with you.”Brother Alois said in the brothers’ invitation to the gathering that “we want to listen carefully to the story of the Lakota people, and listen together to what the Spirit is saying to us all in our attempt to create a world of solidarity and peace. Only by coming together beyond our differences in a climate of prayer and sharing can we find new ways forward.”Taizé Brother Stephen sounds the bell to call pilgrims to Morning Prayer May 25 during the May 24-27 Taizé “pilgrimage of trust on earth” at Red Shirt Table, South Dakota. He’s standing on the fence outside the small Christ Episcopal Church parish hall. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceThe pilgrimage’s rootsThe impetus to come to the Pine Ridge began in 2009, when a group of South Dakota university students, including Tyson and Tyrone White of the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in South Dakota, came to Taizé. According to the order, this was one of the very first times when the community welcomed Native Americans to take part in the international meetings on what is know as “the hill.”Taizé’s focus on reconciliation and justice resonated with the young Lakota men. The encounter was “very beautiful for us,” Brother Alois said, “because it linked us with a reality that was far away from us in Taizé. The reality of Native American people is something that we thought we had to put more attention towards.”Discussions led to an invitation to Brother John to visit South Dakota. He came in 2010 and again in 2011, at the invitation of the group, and stopped at the Pine Ridge Reservation and got to know the Two Bulls family at Red Shirt Table.The Two Bulls family eventually offered the land around the small Episcopal Christ Episcopal Church, two miles south of Red Shirt Village, for the Taizé pilgrims to pitch their tents and pray. The Rev. Robert Two Bulls Sr. has been the priest at the church, which has been his family’s church for generations. He is the father of another Episcopal priest of the same name who is based in Minneapolis.The Rev. Rita Powell, who is the vicar of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Vermillion, South Dakota and coordinator for youth and young adult ministry for the Diocese of South Dakota, led that first group of students to Taizé. She had spent several months previously as a volunteer at Taizé after learning about the Taizé experience from a youth group she helped at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in New Canaan, Connecticut.“They made their parents send them to Taizé every year – every year,” she recalled. The teenagers told her they were surprised when they realized it was the silence at Taizé that attracted them.“I thought Taizé was some kind of hippy, unstructured church,” Powell said but, when she went with the youth group and experienced it for herself, she realized that the brothers were very orthodox. “I mean they’re monks who sing about Jesus in Latin three times a day.”“They found a way to be both very authentic to the tradition and somehow very fresh,” she said, adding she began to believe that Taizé’s attitude complemented that of the Episcopal Church “because our church is a church that cares about liturgy and tradition, and we think it might be possible for the social-activist work to happen in the prayer,” as does Taizé.The monks’ vision of reconciliation is “exquisite,” Powell said, explaining that Taizé answers the question of how people can find common ground by asking, “why don’t you sit on the same ground” and live and pray together.And, Powell said, the brothers do not serve clients. Instead, they ask people – especially young people – to come and help them build the kingdom of God now.“It’s not so much that young people have needs to be met by the church, as the church has needs that young people can meet,” she said.The brothers encourage pilgrims to live out what they have grasped of the Gospel during their experience at Taizé; and to do this, according to the community’s website, “with an increased awareness of the life that dwells within them and of the practical gestures of solidarity they can put into practice in their own immediate environment … while remaining in touch with the reality of the local church.”During a retreat, Powell said she had what she reluctantly calls “a vision” that people in the United States needed Taizé’s “energy and wisdom” in a way that went beyond simply using the community’s music. And she began to believe that “a friendship could happen” between the brothers and the Lakota people.“Christ brings us together from all nations, from all backgrounds, so we found it very beautiful that we could be in community with them,” Brother Alois said. And, besides, “they invited us to come here, so we came.”Powell said she hoped people would leave Red Shirt Table “feeling empowered to, as [Taizé’s founder] Brother Roger once said, to not run away from challenges but to run toward them.”“Actually trying to build the kingdom in and with the churches is a kind of act of resistance within our mainstream culture and a really, really important thing to do,” she said.(Powell is leaving South Dakota this summer to return to the East Coast where she grew up. She has accepted a call to be the assistant rector for congregational development at Trinity Copley Square in Boston, and begins work there July 15.)Close to 600 pilgrims, mostly aged 18 to 35, came to the Taizé “pilgrimage of trust on earth” on the prairie at Red Shirt Table, South Dakota in the Pine Ridge Sioux Reservation. They pitched their modern-day tents around some more traditional ones. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServicePaul Daniels, an Episcopal Service Corps volunteer in Boston from St. Ambrose Episcopal Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, said Pine Ridge was his first Taizé event and during it he found common ground between the story of his African-American heritage and the story of the Lakota people.“I believe God wants us to see ourselves in others; that that is our practical form of transcendence,” he said. “To know that we are not alone in this and the world is larger than just our situation or our people … knowing that a group in South Dakota can be in some way like me or like my family. I think finding those similarities is the first step toward bringing communities together to really live in the way of the Gospel and begin radical transformation and reconciliation.”His experience has “created an immense hope” in him, Daniels said.Diocese of Los Angeles Bishop Suffragan Mary Glasspool, another of the pilgrims, said during an interview that she came in search of a simple model of reconciliation for local churches and community groups.“We’re doing it here and all we’re doing is really simple things,” she said. “We’re praying together. We’re singing together. We’re eating together. We’re just being together and we’re accepting each other across differences.”The fruits of the pilgrimage will be hard to measure if the measurer is looking for concrete proof of transformation, Glasspool acknowledged.“The strength of this is in the subtlety of our faith that the Holy Spirit is doing something with us here that will bear fruit, and it will bear fruit, regardless if anybody recognizes it or calls it as such,” she said.Bringing the pilgrimage ‘vision’ to lifeThe land surrounding Christ Episcopal Church is rugged and beautiful – and it has no infrastructure. It is about 45 miles southeast of Mount Rushmore and is reached by a six-tenths of mile drive down a dirt road off the two-lane Bureau of Indian Affairs Highway 41. There are no bathrooms and no electricity.Organizers had to get creative and resist the opinion that such a gathering could not be pulled off. They had to be willing to forgo some things, like showers, and raise money for the gathering in unique ways.Close to 30 portable toilets were lined up for the pilgrims, each with a sign taped to the inside of the door announcing “This bathroom experience has been brought to you by,” followed by the name of a donor from as close as Rapid City, South Dakota, or far away as Sammamish, Washington; Morgantown, West Virginia, and Bronxville, New York.Christian churches in the area and groups, including Lutherans and Jesuits, as well as Episcopalians from all over the church, worked together to prepare for the pilgrims.They carved a trail from the churchyard to a natural amphitheater with a view of Red Shirt Table Mountain the Badlands that served as the pilgrimage’s prayer site. Michael Two Bulls, who spent time at Taizé, said in an interview that such cooperation and dialogue among the churches and between them and the tribal council was a new example of the kind of dialogue that Taizé hopes for.Chris Soukup stirs a pot of buffalo meat for the final lunch at the May 24-27 Taizé “pilgrimage of trust on earth” at Red Shirt Table, South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Sioux Reservation. The Oglala Lakota Nation tribal council donated two buffalos to feed the nearly 600 pilgrims. On the 27 Soukup and his wife, Mary, who attend Calvary Cathedral in Sioux Falls, joined Twila Two Bulls to cook up the leftover. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceTwyla Two Bulls helped coordinate meals provided by the local Lakota people. The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council supported the event and donated two buffalo for meals. The animals were cooked in the ground.“We are here as pilgrims, not as tourists, so even though we will not be quite as comfortable as we might have been had we been tourists, like staying in a hotel or something, we are here for a much bigger reason than just going to visit a place,” Dunfee told her group. “We are here to bear witness that something great is happening within us.”South Dakota Bishop John Tarrant, who was one of the pilgrims, said “what has really gratified me about this weekend is the energy — the positive energy — the will of those who are organizing it to resist the naysayers.”Tarrant said that the stark nature of the setting “draws people together in relationship and the significance of [meeting on the Pine Ridge] is it’s not only relationship with each other but with the land. That makes this a unique event; it’s not in a hotel or in a city.”The bishop, whose diocese has 47 Native American congregations, said he hoped the pilgrimage would be “an exploration of what it means to be in unity again with each other” and with the land.After the closing prayer service of the May 24-27 Taizé “pilgrimage of trust on earth” at Red Shirt Table, South Dakota, pilgrims and monks carry their makeshift benches of concrete blocks and two-by-fours up the steep from the Taizé worship space fashioned in a natural amphitheater worship space below Christ Episcopal Church. Some of the monks can be seen at the bend in the trail at the upper right. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceFocus on the next generationThe Red Shirt pilgrimage was especially meant for young people aged 18-35, “a voice rarely heard in the church or in society,” the Taizé brothers said in their invitation to the gathering. Tarrant echoed that sentiment, calling that age group “the generation that the church is missing – young adults.”Leena Fofonoff, a member of the Skolt Samis from Finland, is one young adult who does attend church but she said it was “amazing” to be on pilgrimage at Pine Ridge.“Faith means a lot to me,” she said in an interview. “There’s not so many young people in my church so I go to church with older people. Here I can meet young people who have the same faith.”Asked what she would take home with her from the pilgrimage, Maureen Booher, a young pilgrim from the Lower Brule Indian Reservation, gazed over her shoulder to Red Shirt Table and then answered “the prayer; I really want to keep that going in my own church, and the relationships that it’s going to build.”“I want to get my friends into this but, I’m pretty sure that’s going to be kind of hard,” she added.Taizé Pine Ridge part of a larger processThe Red Shirt event occurred 18 months into a three-and-a-half year process that Brother Alois has called an effort toward forging a new solidarity among the people of the world “that can bring together all who are pilgrims of peace, pilgrims of truth, whether believers or non-believers” and aims to “enable young people from every continent to mobilize their energies, to gather together their longings, intuitions and experiences.”The effort will conclude in August 2015 with a major gathering in Taizé that will also celebrate the 75th anniversary of the order’s founding and what would have been the 100th birthday of the community’s founder, Brother Roger. A 37-year-old Romanian woman who was later found to be mentally ill stabbed Brother Roger to death during Evening Prayer in Taizé on Aug. 16, 2005.A small group of Taizé pilgrims discuss the morning’s Bible study passages, Isaiah 43:18-9 and Isaiah 48:6-8) May 25 against the backdrop of Christ Episcopal Church in Red Shirt Table, South Dakota, complete with sleeping bags airing in the cooler morning air. The 600 pilgrims, mainly aged 18 to 35, came to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation May 24-27 for the Taizé “pilgrimage of trust on earth.” They spent a significant part of every day in large- and small-group Bible study. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceThe pattern of Taizé’s daysThe cycle of a typical Taizé pilgrimage day begins at 8 a.m. and ends with an 8 p.m. candlelit prayer service, often followed by a talk from one of the brothers. The day includes meditative prayer combined with music together three times a day, Bible study, workshops and small group discussions. Pilgrims are also assigned work to support the life of the community during their time within it.The brothers have developed a style of music that highlights simple phrases, usually lines from the Psalms or other pieces of Scripture, repeated or sung in canon. The repetition is designed to help meditation and prayer.The Red Shirt gathering followed a similar pattern each day but also included a few differences. Candles on the dry prairie were out of the question so lanterns and solar light substituted. On Sunday, May 25, some participants spent the morning worshipping in local churches while others joined in an Episcopal Eucharist celebrated in the gathering’s large tent because of a morning rain. Also on the 25th, a group of pilgrims went to Wounded Knee to sing and offer silent prayer.On the final morning, the pilgrims gathered for Morning Prayer and a general discussion on their experience and the future before breaking into regional meetings for conversations about what the pilgrims hoped to carry home with them from the experience. The pilgrimage ended with a prayer service.During the closing prayer service, the elder Two Bulls thanked the Taizé brothers for coming to the Pine Ridge. “The Taizé Community offered a lot to us. You let your light shine here,” he said, standing before the monks. “You were an inspiration to us. You have left a legacy we could follow. You taught us how to pray in a different way.”“I hope that someday you might come back again … to continue to teach us,” Two Bulls said.Brother John told the pilgrims during the general session on May 27 that the brothers would return to the United States in 2014. He said they plan three meetings that spring in Texas, including March 21-23 in Austin, April 4-6 in Dallas and April 25-27 in Houston.Background on the origins of Taizé is here.Video interviews with seven Taizé Pine Ridge pilgrims are here.— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Ann Fontaine says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ Pine Ridge Taize Curate Diocese of Nebraska Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Comments (9) An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 May 29, 2013 at 11:54 pm I want to go on a pilgrimage there! I would like to go in the winter. Who can organize? Go? Rector Collierville, TN Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Smithfield, NC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID
2020 CopyHouses•Lillehammer, Norway Year: House in Red Concrete / Sanden+Hodnekvam Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/942396/house-in-red-concrete-sanden-plus-hodnekvam-architects Clipboard Norway ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/942396/house-in-red-concrete-sanden-plus-hodnekvam-architects Clipboard House in Red Concrete / Sanden+Hodnekvam ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse in Red Concrete / Sanden+Hodnekvam ArchitectsSave this picture!Courtesy of Sanden+Hodnekvam Architects+ 24Curated by Paula Pintos Share ohn Sanden, Ingvild Hodnekvam ArchDaily Area: 300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Projects Lead Architects: “COPY” City:LillehammerCountry:NorwayMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Sanden+Hodnekvam ArchitectsRecommended ProductsBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXConcealed Blind System – One-BoxWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BuildText description provided by the architects. The red house is designed as a repetitive building kit of insulated concrete elements. The load-bearing elements are arranged independently of the inner walls, providing the clients with a generous house that can be adapted to changing needs. The rational construction made it possible for the clients to do large parts of the construction themselves.Save this picture!Courtesy of Sanden+Hodnekvam ArchitectsHousing prices in Norway are high and there are few alternatives to the standardised housing market. As architects we wish to contribute to different forms of living; co-operative housing, self-built housing, intergenerational housing, and other home-sharing arrangements. In Lillehammer, we have a built project intended for a three-generation family. Due to a relatively large programme and a limited budget, the economy became an important factor. We needed to find solutions that were affordable and that would suit the intended use.Save this picture!Ground floor planThe topography at the site is steep, with a height difference of about 10m (32ft) within a 650 sqm site. A large part of the house is dug into the hillside in order to fit the programme to the compact site, and at the same time follow height regulations and maximise the view. The house is angled diagonally to the fall of the terrain in order to generate outdoor spaces of high quality on all sides and to access the view from all three floors.Save this picture!Floor plan level 2Based on the limited budget and with two facades partly underground, we chose prefabricated concrete elements like the exterior building material. All facades, both over- and underground are made insulated concrete (Cellcrete) with a 50mm outer layer in pigmented concrete. Iron oxide is added to the concrete mix to create a distinct red colour. The slabs are exposed in the ceiling to make the structure readable.Save this picture!Courtesy of Sanden+Hodnekvam ArchitectsThe rational building system makes construction easier, permits simple detailing, and in turn a lower building cost. The visible joints between the prefabricated elements and the lines between the boards in the casting blend generates a characteristic pattern in the facades. Concrete elements are repeated in order to reuse the formwork for several elements. The repetitive system of separate elements enables the potential reuse of the building materials in the future. Save this picture!AxoWood is often the chosen construction material in projects with high sustainability ambition. However, when we look back at historical buildings of high quality, they have often constructed in stone or concrete – hard and robust materials that are built to last. In the project at Lillehammer we wanted to investigate how to build a house that can absorb the evolution of use as a new hypothesis for a sustainable architecture. It is a house that is built to last by adaption or re-appropriation.Save this picture!Courtesy of Sanden+Hodnekvam ArchitectsThe inner walls are independent of the load-bearing system, which means that the plan can be reconfigured. The house can easily be adapted to future residents or changing needs. The interior of the kitchen and living room is clad in knot-free pine, both on walls and in the ceiling. As for the rest of the house, the concrete slabs are exposed in the ceiling. The floors are covered with standard cement screed. Furniture in pine plywood is built on site. Save this picture!Courtesy of Sanden+Hodnekvam ArchitectsThe combination of a rational and repetitive building system and the substantial effort from the clients resulted in a very low building cost. Through their own efforts in the building period, the owners of the house have gained substantial knowledge about their own house and they feel strong ownership of both the process and the end result.Save this picture!Courtesy of Sanden+Hodnekvam ArchitectsSave this picture!Courtesy of Sanden+Hodnekvam ArchitectsProject gallerySee allShow lessRampa House / Estudio PKaSelected ProjectsLiyang Yangwan Visitor Center / Origin ArchitectSelected Projects Share Architects: Sanden+Hodnekvam Architects Area Area of this architecture project Houses CopyAbout this officeSanden+Hodnekvam ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLillehammerOn FacebookNorwayPublished on June 25, 2020Cite: “House in Red Concrete / Sanden+Hodnekvam Architects” 25 Jun 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
31 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Funding 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. The Drinkaware Trust (Drinkaware), the UK charity which aims to reduce alcohol harm. is offering £1 million in grants to community groups that are tackling alcohol misuse.The ‘Drinkaware Grants’ scheme aims to tackle the growing problem of alcohol misuse in the UK by funding new and existing alcohol education initiatives which aim to change people’s attitudes to alcohol on a local, regional and national level.Photo: Tavallai on Flickr.comDrinkaware Grants are available to a wide range of impactful projects, from film production and theatre workshops to youth conferences and large-scale partnerships. They can include peer-led education and awareness-raising among disadvantaged groups who are at risk from alcohol misuse.Funding is open to organisations working with under-18s and 25-44 year olds in any part of the UK. Charities, community and other voluntary organisations can apply for funding towards new and existing projects, as well as piloting ideas that have wider potential.There are three levels of awards:* Ideas Fund, up to £2,000* Awareness Projects, up to £25,000* Big Impact Award, up to £100,000Drinkaware’s CEO, Chris Sorek said: “The current economic crisis can be tough on voluntary organisations so it’s vital Drinkaware supports communities and charities who want to change alcohol culture in the UK. By responding to community need, impactful and innovative education projects can tackle the roots of alcohol misuse, make a positive difference to people’s lives and create widespread change.”www.drinkaware.co.uk Howard Lake | 13 February 2009 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Drinkaware creates £1 million community grants fund
The weather forecast does not hold out much hope of improvement. HAT meteorologist Rob Wasson says the next few days are going to be brutal, “Extremely dry and hot weather will continue for the rest of the week with very little rainfall. Daytime highs in the 90s to lower 100s will bake soils and push evapotranspiration rates above .40″ each day. Livestock heat stress will push into the danger category on Thursday and through the weekend.” Wasson added that scattered showers and a few thunderstorms will be possible on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Most areas, he said, will get only light amounts under .25″ with a few areas of .50″ or more. Facebook Twitter [audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/06/crops.mp3|titles=Indiana and Illinois Crops Wilting Under Blistering Hea]Audio Playerhttps://media.blubrry.com/hoosieragtoday/p/www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/06/crops.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS SHARE Home News Feed Indiana and Illinois Crops Wilting Under Blistering Heat SHARE The USDA will release its acreage report and yield estimate on Friday, but Jim Riley with Riley Trading says, as it stands now, the weather will trump any influence the crop report will have. By Gary Truitt – Jun 26, 2012 Facebook Twitter Indiana and Illinois Crops Wilting Under Blistering Heat Midwestern crop conditions continue to deteriorate. The latest crop condition ratings show both corn and soybeans are suffering under the blistering heat and lack of rain. Katy Darr, with Crestview Commodities in Syracuse, IN, says the crop ratings have gotten the attention of futures traders in Chicago, “Especially Illinois with only 39% in good to excellent condition and Indiana at 27% in good to excellent condition, both well below their averages at around 60% good to excellent.” She added that a major technical move occurred in the corn on Tuesday when December futures moved above $6, a major resistance point. While soybean prices moved lower on Tuesday, Darr says the state of the soybean crop is a key factor to watch, “Again Illinois with soybean conditions at 35% at good to excellent and Indiana at only 24% good to excellent condition.” Previous articleNew CFO And CAFO Rules Require Operational ChangesNext articleSouth Korea Suspends Iranian Oil Imports Gary Truitt
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