30th November 2010

News from Sue

Rehabilitation Of The Old Butter Factory – Fajã da Ovelha

Located in a residential neighborhood of single family houses, the old butter factory has the characteristic image of the other houses surrounding it, defined by a typical architecture, with simple constructive techniques. The existing buildings are in an advanced state of disrepair. However, taking into consideration the architectural interest of the volume of the former factory it is our desire to recover what currently exists.

Thus we rehabilitate the building in its pathologies, strengthening the structure of their walls, repair the roof, and ensure their finishes. The interior of the old factory will be completely redone. The two floors will be kept at the same level. The lower floor is divided into a kitchen, den and a large living room. The top floor will house 3 bedrooms en suite.

The new program is inserted in this old building. These two buildings are detached. We do not intend to recreate the interior environment that ever existed, because the use to be made completely differs from the previous. The aim is to easily disentangle these two moments. A means of doing so was to create a “buffer” between the buildings, almost as if they were not touched. Thus, the rooms upstairs detach themselves from external walls.

The light flows through these walls split, emphasizing that division, and revealing the new construction that seems suspended, only structured in horizontal steel beams. The appearance of the butter factory is preserved as the original. The volume that constitutes the support of the old bakery is in a state that does not allow any kind of rehabilitation. Our intention is to preserve their location, their volume, and morphological characteristics. Inside, the program of a small house is divided on two floors.

The lower floor will have a small living room and kitchen, and upstairs two bedrooms and a bathroom complete the program. This box is assumed as a novel intervention. Despite the maintenance of their location, volume, and coverage in two waters, the facades find a new dynamic with greater windows. The entire building will be in lined wooden plaque, showing clearly the construction and distinguishing it from the former, assuming the time it was built and in respect for the former factory. The volumes are a very close formal link, embedded in this landscape of great calm, which wished to remain unchanged in their intrinsic characteristics.

Planes Deviated due to Low clouds

Poor visibility due to low cloud meant that 11 planes were diverted yesterday from the airport to Porto Santo in Madeira, Tenerife, Las Palmas and Faro.

Of these 11 aircraft, almost all were charter flights, most returned to Madeira, since "the weather improved in the meanwhile, cancelled flights were rescheduled for today, according to airport sources.

Rough Seas give rise to Yellow Alert

Madeira continues today to be on yellow alert but only the sea state; however the mainland has stayed at on orange alert due to the heavy rain, a situation considered normal for this time of year.  In order to follow the ongoing metrological situation the chart below might be of interested.  However, for the next few days the meteorological technicians have announced a significant improvement of the weather in Madeira.

– 30.11.2010 14:09

http://ultimahora.jornaldamadeira.pt/components/com_eweather/images/jornal/plus.gif30. Nov 10

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Temperature

Max: N/A°C

Min: 15°C

Probability of Rain

10%

10%

http://ultimahora.jornaldamadeira.pt/components/com_eweather/images/jornal/plus.gif01. Dec 10

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Temperature

Max: 19°C

Min: 16°C

Probability of Rain

10%

10%

http://ultimahora.jornaldamadeira.pt/components/com_eweather/images/jornal/plus.gif02. Dec 10

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Temperature

Max: 19°C

Min: 16°C

Probability of Rain

20%

20%

http://ultimahora.jornaldamadeira.pt/components/com_eweather/images/jornal/plus.gif03. Dec 10

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Temperature

Max: 19°C

Min: 16°C

Probability of Rain

20%

60%

http://ultimahora.jornaldamadeira.pt/components/com_eweather/images/jornal/plus.gif04. Dec 10

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Temperature

Max: 22°C

Min: 17°C

Probability of Rain

60%

60%

Heavy rain causes havoc

The Funchal Municipal Council decided yesterday to close the Dr. João Abel de Freitas road for cleaning and clearing of loose rocks on the escarpment, between Rua Dr. João Lemos and Rua Mestre Sidónio.  This decision was made after the intervention of the Municipal Fire Bridge, CMF and the Civil Protection.  As an alternative the Boarded advised the use of Estrada da Universidade and Caminho da Penteada.  For the same reason, the traffic on the Caminho do Achada between Paiol and Rua Alto do Pico downwards.

In Machico, the Municipal Fire Brigade was called to intervene in the flooding of the Largo dos Milagres and Rua D. António Magalhães (Ribeira de Machico). 

In Santana, the Firemen were called around 14.30 due to a slump in the regional road between the town and the Parish of St. George.  The circulation returned to normal.

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7 thoughts on “30th November 2010”

  1. Actually the weather forecast looked very pretty – obviously had hidden things in it – basically to cut things short the weather is going to get worse by the weekend. If you want to see the pretty version go to Jornal da Madeira and click on the meteorology and you will see it! At least it will keep you fingers clicking!!! Terrace finally enclosed just need the rain to see if it is waterproof!! sorry about that!

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  2. Cant believe how cold Madeira is when standing out of sun.
    The recent rains have left a cold humidity.
    Apartment very chilly (I wear a scarf at night)
    Bring pullovers–no ice or snow–yet!!

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  3. Gatwick closed until 10am Thursday morning(tomorrow) Just said we may get another 6 inches overnight tonight. Roads in Sussex very bad in East Grinstead/Crawley /Gatwick area, jack-knifed lorries , trains not runningetc.

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