River Structures Paul Hirzel
- River House I ‘The Bridge’ with 2,310sqf conditioned space is the living-guest quarters and it sets approx. 12 feet above grade. A 15-foot deep steel Howe truss system spans 80 feet at the center span with 32/16 foot balancing cantilevers at each end. The steel bridge truss supports a wood lattice that shades conditioned space below.
- River House II ‘The Lookout’ with 1,139sqf conditioned space is a multiuse space 1000 feet up river from the main structure. It is constructed with an inverted steel truss exoskeleton which cantilevers 40 feet over the river to view a rare Steelhead spawning pool below.
Do Less = Do More.
The theory boils down to the fact that we can’t increase the hours in the day, but we can increase the energy with which we make the most of those hours. Taking short, scheduled breaks throughout the day rejuvenates and restores us physically and mentally, helping us plow through those assignments and to-do lists in a third of the time.
Inspired by Schwarz and the studies he cited, I created a Daily Schedule that broke up my day into 90-minute Work Blocks, separated by 30 minute Breaks and, in the middle of my day, a 2-hour lunch. I know some of you just spit your coffee out. But you read that right.
While your Daily Schedule blocks may be different from what is set in the article, the concept remains the same: break your day into 90 minute blocks (which research has shown is the ideal length of time for any focused activity), then sprinkle in a few short chunks of restorative activities. Activities can include everything from walking, working out, a short nap, or anything that gets you away from the work for a short while.
(The photo above is a look into the daily schedule of one of America’s most productive men, Benjamin Franklin.)
A starter salad, (deconstructed). Olive oil and balsamic vinegar, pecans, spinach, spring onion, celery, peas, cucumber, lemon, cracked pepper, green apple and qi’a. Part of a series.
A cup of coffee, it comes from poverty
The small hands that should reach out for dreams while holding a paper plane or a pencil
It’s a circulatory system of an evil cycle
My consumption is a leech
A person’s poverty becomes another person’s luxury
The people who made the shoes that I wear far away
Probably are barefoot at the moment
Even the warmth that wraps my body
Its origin is a pit full of blood and bones as well
To make myself look like I’ve got some
It makes people who have nothing shed tears
Everyone says it’s better not to know
It’s because awareness became a sickness in this world
Origin, If beauty comes from ugliness, is it beauty?
Represent where you’re from
All of a sudden gasoline became holy water
And wars that are greedy of energy sources
Chemistry, a brighter problem than the blood diamond
But it’s more of a trivial problem than gas price
For a child who walks, someone crawl in the battlefield
The origin is fear, and in the aftermath system
We dig the ground and raise a flag, which is crooked
But I need technology
Please build me one more factory please
To me, it doesn’t matter if the roots, trees and forests rot
If only there’s an apple on the branch, then it’s holy garden
To get ahead of the game, steps are made but the cliff is right behind
Everyone says time is the remedy
It’s because the present time is a sickness in this world
You have such great power! Go use it and make people smile! ^u^
GDYB goofing around during rehearsal for the concert.