lead: take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace"
A thing that helps someone to form an opinion or make a decision or calculation
A professional mountain climber in charge of a group
steer: direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
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Good Millwork: Architecture Students Design Build Project
MINIMALIST CHAPEL Photos... Architecture Students craft an elegant and unlikely place of reflection.
The Field Chapel is a project designed and executed by the students of an Advanced Design/Build Studio at the Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture in Chicago for a ecumenical church co-operative in Boedigheim, Germany. Led by Professor Frank Flury, the project was assisted on a pro bono basis by the firm of Ecker Architekten (Buchen, Germany) with the craftsmen, volunteer workers and townspeople of the Odenwald/Bauland, a rural region in northern Baden-Wurttemberg.
Program The task of the design was to create a place of spirituality. Professor Flury defined the project for the twelve students who come from Alabama, Alaska, California, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Tennessee and China, as “an interdenominational chapel, a space for people who are in a search for God – a place for quiet reflection, but also one that welcomes hikers and cyclists who appreciate a rest stop that has a sense of beauty. ”
Background and Participants In January of 2008, the Reverend Moser-Feesche contacted Ecker Architekten with the intent to build a chapel. He had no funding, held no property, and did not have the support of his congregation. He did however, have a specific idea about what this building should be and where it should be located.
Dea Ecker received her Master degree in Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). Her long-time friend and former school colleague, Frank Flury, is a Professor at IIT, and teaches an Advanced Studio for Design-Build Projects at the College of Architecture in Chicago. After discussing the potential of a Design-Build project with the Reverend, Ms. Ecker contacted Prof. Flury. The project constellation seemed to fit. Flury’s studio has designed and built diverse projects in the U.S. that have had a positive social impact. This was the first viable possibility for the students at IIT to execute an international project.
In December of 2008, Prof. Flury visited Boedigheim to examine the site and to discuss the project with the Reverend. After this initial meeting project responsibilities were agreed upon: Flury would guide the design and construction of the building, Ecker Architekten would work with local officials and obtain necessary building permits, and Reverend Moser-Feesche would secure property rights and assemble the community for the volunteer work necessary to complete the project.
In January 2009 Flury introduced the project to the Design-Build curriculum and received an enthusiastic response. Over the next 3 months, 12 students developed three design alternatives. In March 2009, these projects were personally presented to the governing municipality of Buchen and the citizens of Boedigheim. A After lengthy discussions two projects were chosen for further development, with Prof. Flury ultimately responsible for the feasibility of a final proposal. Armed with a donation of lumber from the city of Buchen, the “Professor from Chicago” and the “Reverend with an idea” asked for the trust and help of the townspeople to realize the project. With commitments from the local blacksmith, carpenter, sawmill owner, and the farmer (whose field the chapel was to be built upon), the town of Boedigheim agreed to implement the project.
Tasks were subsequently delegated. Prof. Flury developed the design with his students to ensure completed construction in a single summer semester. From March through May, the Design-Build Studio and Ecker Architekten were in constant contact. E-mail, AutoCAD, and Skype teleconferencing were the tools used to translate a student project designed in an American university into a set of working documents that met or exceeded German construction standards. Dea Ecker contacted the local officials and prepared drawings to obtain the necessary permits in time for the groundbreaking scheduled for early June. The Reverend Moser-Feesche and the community were responsible for the acquisition of property rights and for the collection and coordination of accomodations for the students during the construction phase.
The student group arrived in Germany during the first week of June. Despite an unusually rainy summer, the project progressed smoothly. With the help of countless volunteers, the chapel was constructed in just 8 weeks. Over 400 people witnessed the official benediction on 25 July, 2009.
Design The ecumenical chapel stands on a hill between the villages of Boedigheim, Seckach and Gro?eicholzheim.
The structure is visible from afar but can only reached by foot or by bicycle via a steep country lane. The students developed outdoor facilities and space as a logical consequence of interaction: when arriving at the site, a narrow footpath leads between an existing hedge and the blank tower facade to a small gravel forecourt, which is bounded on 2 sides with massive benches made of loca
1982 Peugeot Pro-10
Peugeot PRO-10 "Prestige" 1982 serial no. 1.02 2914
Purchased on eBay 16 March 2010, back on the road 30 May.
Peugeot created its own in-house custom racing bike frame building division in 1974, the same year that Raleigh did the same with its SBDU (Specialist Bicycle Development Unit). The model designation PY was adopted for the Prestige Peugeot machines.
In addition to building the Peugeot cycling team's bikes, Prestige Peugeot offered off-the shelf machines, including limited edition replicas of Tour de France champion Bernard Thevenet's PY-10, to the French and European market as well as completely custom made framesets with a wide choice of components featuring the Spidel Group (Simplex, Stronglight, Mafac and Maillard). Framesets were available in 531 Extra Legere (531c), 531 and 753 tubing with choice of geometry and colours.
Depending on the frame tubing or components, the PY could be available in the following varients PY-10 CP (1977-1980) PY-10 EC (1978-1979) PY-10 FC (1983-1986) (Carbon Fibre) PY-10 LC (1980) PY-10 LCP (1979) PY-10 P (1988) PY-10 S (1981-1983) PRO-10(1982-1985)
The PY-10CP (Course Professionelle) was always the top-end model with 531 Extra Legere or 753 tubing (1980 only). This was rebranded in 1982 as the PRO-10 (531 Extra Legere only) which proved to be the last model built by the Prestige Peugeot division. The example offered here is the PRO-10 for the American market which was offered only in the 1982 catalogue and was essentially the same as the 1980-81 PY-10CP except for a braze-on front derailleur and drilled rear drop-outs. Like the PY-10CP, it was available only by custom order with an eight-month wait usually. By this time, component options were limited to hubs, rims, stem/bars, seatposts and saddles.
The Prestige Peugeot custom frame shop was closed c. 1982 and the remaining PY models were factory made complete bikes.
Purchased as a complete machine with almost all origial components. Clincher wheelset replaced with a sew-up wheelset with Spidel Professional hubs and Super Champion rims. SR Laprade seatpost replaced with Simplex.
Frame Material: Reynolds 531 Extra Legere 3/10 double butted tubing and forks Colour: pearl white with chromed rear triangle and front fork. Seat stay caps pantographed "Peugeot" and fork crowns with Peugeot lion Size: seat tube 63 cm (c to c), top tube 59 cm (c to c) Angles: 74 (head) 74 (seat) Fork rake: 1 1/2" Bottom bracket height: 10 5/8" Chainstay: 16 1/4" Braze-ons: downtube waterbottle bosses, front derailleur boss, chain rest and cable guides Rear spacing: 127 mm Lugs: Nervex long point 32 with windows Drop-outs: Simplex with rear drop-outs drilled Serial no.: 1 02 2914 stamped as above on bb undershell Weight: 20.5 lbs.
Components (“Tout Spidel”) Rear derailleur: Spidel/Simplex SLJ5500T Front deralleur: Spidel/Simplex SJA102 Gear levers: Spidel/Simplex SLJ5007 DT "power" shifters Chainset: Spidel/Stronglight 106 42t x 53t, 170 mm cranks Bottom bracket: Spidel/Stronglight 650 Titane sealed bearing Headset: Spidel/Stronglight D8 alloy Stem: Atax Peugeot Professional 120 cm Handlebars: Atax "Tour de France" 40 mm Brakes: Spidel/Mafac LS2 alloy side-pull Brake levers: Spidel/Mafac Course 2000 drilled with Mafac hoods Seatpost: Simplex 26.4 mm fluted alloy Saddle: Ideale 88 Speciale Competition "Rebour" with alloy cantle plate and copper rivets Pedals: Spidel/Maillard 700 Professional Toeclips and straps: Christophe alloy clips Rims: Super Champion Competition Record du Monde anodised alloy 700x20mm 36-hole sew-ups Hubs: Spidel/Maillard Professionelle with Spidel/Simplex skewers Freewheel: Maillard 700 Pro Team alloy 6-speed 13-19 t Chain: Sedis Accessories: T/A alloy bottle cage and T/A Peugeot bottle