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3Novices : Destination Croatia for team Thaana Serndha Koottam

The final song in Suriya’s Thaana Serndha Koottam will be shot in the lush locales of Croatia very soon. The team just has the visuals of this song to pick up before they reach the wrap up point.

The song is said to be a peppy number which will be filmed on Suriya and Keerthy Suresh. Anirudh has composed the music for this wholesome entertainer which has an ensemble starcast ft. Ramya Krishnan, Senthil and many others. The team of Thaana Serndha Koottam is now targeting a worldwide release in the month of November.

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3Novices : Audio of Mersal to be launched at a grand event this evening

The audio of Vijay’s Mersal is all set to be launched this evening at a grand event in Chennai. Directed by Atlee, the film has music by two time Oscar winner AR Rahman. Thenandal Films, the producers of Mersal have organized a huge stage setup at the Nehru Stadium, which will be thronged by hordes of celebrities, media personnel and fans this evening.

The event marks the celebration of three different occasions – Thenandal Films completing 100 years, AR Rahman completing 25 years and Vijay completing 25 years as well in the industry.

Mersal has Vijay, Kajal Aggarwal, Samantha, SJ Suryah and Nitya Menon in the cast. It is touted to be one of Vijay’s most expensive films in his career, at a budget of over a 100 crores.

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3Novices : I accepted Vivegam within 15 minutes into the narration – Vivek Oberoi

Vivegam’s baddie Vivek Oberoi was in Chennai yesterday to promote the film and meet the media. The actor met a flurry of journalists and gave out video interviews. Vivek had a lot to speak about his journey for Vivegam, working with Ajith and the experience on the whole.

After having immediatly accepted to star in Vivegam, he has now finished the movie and upbeat about the release. He met the press and shared his joy and experiences in working in Vivegam. Vivek Oberoi said, ” I have been spending my time looking after my children, my business and my charitable organisations. When directed Siva narrated ‘Vivegam”s script to me, within 15 mins into the narration I accepted to act in the movie. I just loved his narration and his passion. Now I it has been re confirmed that my decision was absolutely right. After meeting director Siva I watched ‘Veeram’ and ‘Vedhaalam’ to understand his famous super hit combination with Ajith anna. My character’s name in ‘Vivegam’ is Aryan who is close friends with Ajith anna in the movie. Everyone says this is looks like an international movie but I must say ‘Vivegam’ is a Tamil movie truly in international standards. I met Ajith sir for the first time in Bulgaria during the shoot and he thanked me for doing this movie. He was so simple. Since I did the Hindi remake of ‘Alaipayudhey’ I am a big fan of Shalini. Ajith anna was so sweet and humble to make tea and serve everyone in the sets.The response and love I got from Ajith sir fans in my social media handle has been amazing. My family people were also very happy for me acting with Ajith Anna. Interestingly Kajal Agarwal did her first role of her career in my movie only many years back. To see her grow from there to where she has reached is phenomenal. She has done a fabulous job in ‘Vivegam’. Kamal sir, Sarika and Shruthi Hassan will be very proud of Akshara’s launch in Vivegam. When we were shooting in Bulgaria it was -17 degrees . I used to be fully wrapped in many layers and freezing but Ajith anna was so brave to do his bare body scenes in such a weather. I was so impressed with Ajith anna’s dedication and fitness training. I used to wake up at 5 am and go to our hotel’s gym and Ajith anna was already working out even before me every day. Chennai has been very close to me always. I have travelled a lot here and many of my relatives are settled in this lovely city. Every though I love in Bombay we always make sure we have south Indian breakfast at home. I respect and love the culture of Tamilnadu”.

Vivegam is all set to hit the screens on Aug 24th worldiwde.

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3Novices : I accepted Vivegam within 15 minutes into the narration – Vivek Oberoi

Vivegam’s baddie Vivek Oberoi was in Chennai yesterday to promote the film and meet the media. The actor met a flurry of journalists and gave out video interviews. Vivek had a lot to speak about his journey for Vivegam, working with Ajith and the experience on the whole.

After having immediatly accepted to star in Vivegam, he has now finished the movie and upbeat about the release. He met the press and shared his joy and experiences in working in Vivegam. Vivek Oberoi said, ” I have been spending my time looking after my children, my business and my charitable organisations. When directed Siva narrated ‘Vivegam”s script to me, within 15 mins into the narration I accepted to act in the movie. I just loved his narration and his passion. Now I it has been re confirmed that my decision was absolutely right. After meeting director Siva I watched ‘Veeram’ and ‘Vedhaalam’ to understand his famous super hit combination with Ajith anna. My character’s name in ‘Vivegam’ is Aryan who is close friends with Ajith anna in the movie. Everyone says this is looks like an international movie but I must say ‘Vivegam’ is a Tamil movie truly in international standards. I met Ajith sir for the first time in Bulgaria during the shoot and he thanked me for doing this movie. He was so simple. Since I did the Hindi remake of ‘Alaipayudhey’ I am a big fan of Shalini. Ajith anna was so sweet and humble to make tea and serve everyone in the sets.The response and love I got from Ajith sir fans in my social media handle has been amazing. My family people were also very happy for me acting with Ajith Anna. Interestingly Kajal Agarwal did her first role of her career in my movie only many years back. To see her grow from there to where she has reached is phenomenal. She has done a fabulous job in ‘Vivegam’. Kamal sir, Sarika and Shruthi Hassan will be very proud of Akshara’s launch in Vivegam. When we were shooting in Bulgaria it was -17 degrees . I used to be fully wrapped in many layers and freezing but Ajith anna was so brave to do his bare body scenes in such a weather. I was so impressed with Ajith anna’s dedication and fitness training. I used to wake up at 5 am and go to our hotel’s gym and Ajith anna was already working out even before me every day. Chennai has been very close to me always. I have travelled a lot here and many of my relatives are settled in this lovely city. Every though I love in Bombay we always make sure we have south Indian breakfast at home. I respect and love the culture of Tamilnadu”.

Vivegam is all set to hit the screens on Aug 24th worldiwde.

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#3Novices: Cuboid extension by EL Studio sits atop a Maryland bungalow

New York firm EL Studio has placed a contemporary box-shaped extension on top of this suburban home in Maryland to more than double its size.

Lincoln Street Residence by EL Studio

The Lincoln Street Residence was recently completed by EL Studio founders Elizabeth Emerson and Mark Lawrence for a young family with two small children. The clients wanted to expand their living space while preserving their existing home in the small town of Bethesda.

Lincoln Street Residence by EL Studio

“[The clients] wanted more space for play and individual bedrooms, but expressed a desire not to ‘lose one another’ in a home too vast or impersonal,” said the architects.

Lincoln Street Residence by EL Studio

To create more living space, the architects removed an existing portion of the home and replaced it with a two-storey structure. The upper storey takes the shape of a cuboid, and extends over the flat portion of the bungalow to meet a side of its main gabled roof.

Lincoln Street Residence by EL Studio

This extension houses a play room for the kids on the ground floor and a bedroom of each of them above, as well as a master suite that overlooks the back yard. It adds 2,980 square feet (277 square metres) to the 2,265-square-foot (210-square-metre) home.

Lincoln Street Residence by EL Studio

The upper storey is accessed by a long flight of stairs sheltered by a slatted wooden screen. The volume cantilevers above a porch, providing protection to the outdoor spaces below.

Lincoln Street Residence by EL Studio

A tall, slender window illuminates the double-height play space at the centre, which the architects described as the focal point of the home’s new configuration. “The playroom’s double-height volume binds all of the programmes, and provides access to the garden through a covered porch tucked under the master suite,” they said.

Lincoln Street Residence by EL Studio

The front of the house retains its original appearance, which the architects describe as “a relic of the first wave of suburban development in this area”.

Lincoln Street Residence by EL Studio

The exterior was painted a bright shade of blue on areas of the earlier building, and left blank across the new addition. This colour choice complements the materiality of the roof, which is made of reflective metal panels.

Lincoln Street Residence by EL Studio

Summarising the project, the architects said that the renovation “resists the current inner-ring suburban trend towards demolition of older, smaller homes in favour of new over-scaled ‘farmhouses'”.

Other projects that emphasise children’s needs in their design include a home in Canada where the entire upper story is reserved just for kids and a community centre that forms a “mini city” for youngsters in a repurposed warehouse in Sydney.

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#3Novices: Scullion Architects adds charred-larch tower to terraced home in Dublin

Located near Dublin’s docklands, this three-storey Georgian terraced house has been converted from three bed-sits into one light-filled “upside-down house” with a charred-larch extension at the back.

Grand Canal Street house by Scullion architects

Designed by Scullion Architects, the refurbishment flips the traditional house layout on its head, positioning the open-plan kitchen and living room on the top floor, bedrooms on the floors below, and the bathrooms in the new charred-larch extension.

“Our clients were a young couple who wanted to turn this city centre property into a home for entertaining and enjoying the views of its Dublin docklands setting,” explained Scullion Architects.

Grand Canal Street house by Scullion architects

The property, which formerly housed separate studio bed-sits on each of its three floors, was in a run down state when works began.

“Most of the original decorative plasterwork and joinery features of the home had been lost, with the exception of the main hallway and staircase, which were reasonably intact,” the studio recalled.

Grand Canal Street house by Scullion architects

“The roof was in poor condition, and in need of total replacement. As each floor has been converted into bedsits, poorly constructed bathrooms interrupted the floor plan on every level,” it added.

The firm managed to retain the perimeter walls of the house, as well as the stairs, entrance hall and floors. An entirely new roof structure with vast rooflights at its apex was inserted, providing clear views of the sky from the repositioned living room and kitchen.

Grand Canal Street house by Scullion architects

A tower-like extension that houses the new bathrooms, was added to the rear of the house. Spanning three floors, the extension also incorporates a terrace that leads from the ground floor down to the garden on the lower ground level.

The architects chose to clad the tower in Shou Sugi Ban, or charred larch, for its “shadow-like presence” and the contrast its dark carbon crust created next to the untreated natural copper parapet.

Grand Canal Street house by Scullion architects

The bathrooms and upper-ground floor terrace have shielded views through charred-timber screens that obstruct direct over-looking from the neighbouring rear gardens.

While the open-plan kitchen and living room were repositioned on the top floor where the occupants could best enjoy the light and views, bedrooms were placed on the upper ground floor, with a garden-level living area and bedroom below.

Grand Canal Street house by Scullion architects

To maximize on space, sliding doors give access to storage concealed within the thickness of walls, and opaque glazed steel framed sliding doors give access to the new bathrooms from the staircase.

Grand Canal Street house by Scullion architects

In addition, all stairwell doors feature Crittal-style glazing to allow light to funnel down into the middle of the house and new full-size windows were inserted into existing window openings with secondary frames concealed behind the brickwork.

Blackened wood has been an increasingly popular material choice for residential projects. Other examples include a charred-timber house extension in London by Chris Dyson architects, and the Muji Hut – a simple prefab cabin intended to suit a wide variety of locations.

Photography is by Ste Murray.


Project credits:

Architect: Declan Scullion, Scullion Architects
Engineer: Brunner Consulating Engineers
Contractor: Upgrade Construction

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