More Than Skin Deep
Design is quickly becoming more about sustainable and structural efficiency, and less about overwhelming beauty. The beauty of a building is seen through its capabilities, more often than not.
Toyo Ito’s “Mediatheque” in Japan is the perfect example of this. Thoughtful considerations were paid to every aspect of the design. Instead of wasting space with support pillars, steps, and wiring all separated, Ito combined them and maximized the space the building area allotted him. With elevators, stairs, ducts, and wires all hidded in the columns that make sure the building doesn’t collapse as well, we can see that the design of the “Mediatheque” is beautiful, but it is the careful connections Toyo Ito has made in crafting the building that make us feel this, not just the buildings outwards appearance alone.
This type of thinking can be applied to the studio project “Unfamiliar” that we are currently undertaking. The thoughtfulness to the space of our bedrooms has to inform what materials we choose to use for the installations. To spread out random assortments of materials is an uninformed and illogical method of actualizing the intent of the project.
In a sense, Toyo Ito’s design methods should inspire this project.
TEXT-Fitch rts Mahindra Ugine's additional bank limits
MUSCO’s outstanding ratings (including above) are as follows:- Outstanding INR1.43bn term loans: ‘Fitch BBB+(ind)’- INR1.7bn fund-based working capital facilities: ‘Fitch BBB+(ind)’/’Fitch A2(ind)’- INR2.75bn non-fund based working capital facilities: ‘Fitch A2(ind)’MUSCO is a subsidiary of Mahindra & Mahindra and owns an 180,000 tonnes per annum steel unit at Khopoli in Maharashtra and four stamping units at Kanhe and Nasik (Maharashtra), Rudrapur and Pantnagar (Uttarakhand).For MUSCO’s rating rationale, please refer to the rating action commentary, entitled “Fitch Revises Mahindra Ugine Steel’s Outlook to Stable”, dated 3 October 2011 and available at www.fitchratings.com.
TEXT-Fitch rates CCL products' additional bank facilities
CCL’s outstanding ratings (including above) are as follows:- National Long-Term rating: ‘Fitch A-(ind)’- INR325m term loans: ‘Fitch A-(ind)’- INR1,200m fund-based working capital limits: ‘Fitch A-(ind)’/’Fitch A1(ind)’- INR106.7m non-fund based working capital limits: ‘Fitch A1(ind)’- USD5m stand-by letter of credit: ‘Fitch A1(ind)’For CCL’s rating rationale, please refer to the rating action commentary entitled “Fitch Rates CCL Products’ Bank Loans ‘A-(ind)’/’F1(ind)’ “, dated 20 May 2011 and available at www.fitchratings.com.