Black Desert House

Marc Atlan Design with Oller & Pejic, Architects

Beyond shelter, Black Desert House is an artistic counter-point to a landscape born of fire, and sculpted over the last 100 million years. Conceived to read as a shadow cast within great piles of monzogranite boulders, the residence offers the quintessential desert experience: immersion into the timelessness of the vast desert panorama. By day the residence protects like a cave; at night it dissolves in the surrounding array of stars. Informed by the modernist aesthetic, the geometry of the structure minimizes distractions, while curtain glass walls eliminate indoor-outdoor distinctions. The public spaces open to the sheltered entry courtyard, broad view terraces, and the private swimming pool.

Sited at a cooler elevation of over 4000 feet on 2.5 acres, the gated residence includes open plan living areas, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a 2 car carport.


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Qualification of welders for construction

welderWelds present in metal structures, pipes or boilers must withstand strong pressures to keep their pieces together and avoid accidents. It is essential that this type of work is in charge of, previously qualified by experts specialized agencies.

The rating of a welder is a fundamental part when insuring the quality of the armed parts.Welding is present in large structures that are part of the everyday landscape, from bridges to rails and pipes. This type of work requiring specific expertise and responsibility and technical criteria, must be performed by expert hands. In the center INTI-Mechanical works for more than 20 years the Safenclean and Qualification, which seeks to promote the professionalization of this trade.

In Argentina, a rating system established welders work according to the IRAM-IAS U 500-138 standard and only six agencies are authorized to carry out this task. Meanwhile, INTI is the only national, state and non-profit institute licensed for this purpose.

The Ente Welders Certification and Qualification qualifies INTI about 250 applicants per year

The rating is a test specimen welding on a traversing instances visual inspection. If the first result is satisfactory, the samples are evaluated by destructive nondestructive examinations (x-rays) or (folded tests).

Once crossed with hits all instances, the welder, who until then could only make welds without exigencias- becomes skilled labor, allowing you to actively participate in welding structures, pressure vessels or gas.

The Ente Welders Certification and Qualification is the core activity of the welding sector INTI-Mechanics, which other activities such as the qualification of welding procedures, technical advice and training welders also released. For more details visit Safenclean.

4 Tips For Your House Pressure Washing


Keep safety in mind

Pressure washers have a significant danger if operated incorrectly. The expulsion of water under high pressure can damage property and cause serious injury. A pressure washer, especially if it is new, you can remove the right paint in front of the house. You must wear eye and hearing protection. Professionals also recommend wearing gloves, boots and long sleeve shirts.

Do not overdo

Not all jobs require higher pressure setting. In fact, it is advisable to select a low setting when cleaning a house or deck. Different systems include various configuration levels, and others use interchangeable nozzles to regulate the pressure, so consult the manual for specific information. It is necessary to properly apply chemicals from scratch, and then rinse from the top down and not to let the chemical powder dry.

Know the limits of the machine

Some stains do not come out, no matter how high you turn on the pressure, and can cause damage if you try too hard. If a path has not been sealed and have oil stains, forget it , there is nothing I can do. Fertilizers, rust stains and acorn also have an almost impossible to remove from a road work. Mold will always leave some sort of mark.

Know your own limits

You can do some basic detergent pressure around your property, but when things get tough, call the professionals.There are a lot of things that can get you into trouble with the machine under pressure washing. Do not take it too lightly. If you are doing a great job, it is best to call someone with experience.