28/04/2015

The new Whitney Museum by Renzo Piano opens its doors.

[NYC] USA.
metalocus, LEONOR MARTÍN
The new building for Whitney Museum of American Art is set to open on May 1st. It will house the extensive collection of the institution, which is now moving from its last home in Madison Avenue designed by Marcel Breuer.

Located in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan, between the High Line and the Hudson River, Renzo Piano Building Workshop has designed an asymmetrical building, responding to the industrial character of the neighborhood. The upper floors offer open views towards the river on the...

28/04/2015

Competition "Big Urban Crunch" open to all disciplines.

Competition. ReTHINKing.
metalocus, DANIEL MADERA.
Architecture, Competitions
ReTHINKing equipment proposes the participation in a new ideas contest to propose a new growth model for Nezahualcóyotl city in Mexico State. Definitively, a pattern much more respectful with public space which would make possible to rehabilitate the obsolete urban grid. A "fresh" and "funny" contest, which makes the participants to propose an ideal and without limitations project.

As the competition's slogan says: 

''From the expansion, concentration. From the mass, the green space''.

 

For further information, you can see the rules and download images on the competition's website.  

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27/04/2015

Bakpak Architects second prize in ‘Madrid 0,0’.

Competition, Torrejón de Ardoz [MAD] Spain.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
Bakpak Architect has been awarded with the second prize Ex Aequo for their proposal under the title JANO within the competition ‘Madrid 0,0’ sponsored by Solvia and Colegio de Arquitectos de Madrid.

A few days ago we presented the first prize of the competition 'Madrid 0,0' which had as the main goal the design of a number of dwellings specially focused on climate and energy saving aspects. The team Bakpak Architects won the second prize Ex Aequo...

27/04/2015

"Time" for women. Spaces for female architects.

Roca Madrid Gallery [MAD] Spain.
metalocus, VERÓNICA ROSERO.
The night finished with pleasant conversations and some drinks. An atmosphere of tremendous positivity was perceived in the "Talk Room" of Roca Madrid Gallery, the organizer of the event, after completing the fourth and final meeting of "Spaces for Female Architects", the cycle of talks curated by Ariadna Cantis and Martha Thorne. It has been over five months since the first meeting on "The State of Art". This night was the turn of the "Conclusions".

Although it was not a conclusive meeting; its goal was to leave doors open and show the different ways that individually and collectively we should continue walking towards equity, an issue that is not exclusive of architecture. The issues addressed in the four sessions are part of a back and forth process, and should be in a constant review of the causes that led us to intense debates about the scarce visibility of women in architecture.

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27/04/2015

Lecture by Bosshard Vaquer at Barcelona

Bosshard Vaquer. Foros Esarq 2015.- A Matter of Things [BCN] Spain 27.04.2015
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Architecture, Conferences
Today, in Barcelona, Bosshard Vaquer Architekten, a multidisciplinary Studio, will give a lecture being part of Lecture Series Foros ESARQ 2015: “A Matter of Things”.

Bosshard Vaquer Architekten was founded in 2001 in Switzerland by Daniel Booshard, with architecture degree from ETH and Meritxel Vaquer i Fernández, with architecture degree from ETSAB.

They work with various protected buildings and monuments in projects that demand meticulous handing, like the award-winning restructuring of the Sihlfeld Cementery and the music hall...

26/04/2015

Max Bill, from the Bauhaus to industrial design.

The master's vision.
metalocus, ANDREA PORTILLO
Max Bill. Architect, painter, sculptor or " builder in the space ", theoretical, teacher, designer and sometimes politician.

Max Bill has been one of the most complete and versatile artists of our time. Aknowledged as a universal genius, worked as an architect, painter, sculptor, designer, teacher and politician among other things.

He was born in 1908 in Winterthur, a city near Zurich, where he would go to study silversmithing at the School of Crafts (Kunstgewerbeschule) before beginning his studies...

26/04/2015

Interior design for the lovers of Harley Davison.

By AVA Architects. [Porto] Portugal.
metalocus, DANIEL MADERA.
Architecture
HD BAR TO BE WILD is an establishment in which enjoying with friends the bar realized by AVA ARCHITECTS for Harley Davidson. A place of reference for lovers of both wheels in the center of Porto where conversing with friends while a nice musical thread sounds.

The study of architecture AVA Architects has taken charge of the design of the interior space for the lovers of Harley Davidson, a space of meeting for bikers in general, and owners of motorcycles of the famous sign in particular, where, taking advantage of the enormous height of the place, the architects played with a mezzanine that provided two floors to...

25/04/2015

Chained, by The xx

[MUSIC VIDEO] from The Creators Project
metalocus, ANDREA PORTILLO
Vídeoclip, Chained by The xx (Official video).

"The two vocalists swoop and duck around each other's verses, almost as if they're avoiding each other," writes Hari Ashurst, of Pitchfork Media. Our Saturday music video by Young Replicant and The Creators Project (Official Music Video)....

25/04/2015

Nordic Light: Modern Scandinavian Architecture

by Henry Plummer.
metalocus, ÁNGEL BLANCO, BRANLY ERNESTO PÉREZ.
The Scandinavian Light led to important and influential architectural works of the modernity. This book applauds the established icons, the recently discovered treasures and the contemporary masterpieces that embody the Scandinavian architectural design’s maximum expression. Refined building techniques, link to strong contrast between lack of light in winter and the brightness of the long summer’s days have provided the context for the big architectures illustrated in this book.

Thames and Hudson presents the book of Herny Plummer: Nordic Light: Modern Scandinavian Architecture, published last year and its content includes a group of fifty interesting projects presented in detail, ordered...

25/04/2015

Ngamwongwan House by Jun Sekino Architect and Design

[Bangkhen - Bangkok] Thailand.
metalocus, SILVIA BATRES, DANIEL MADERA.
Jun Sekino Architect and Design has made this really interesting game with a material so often despised as the brick and so rarely well used. Two layer brick walls, wall finished, interiors and exteriors, of brick and compositions with the own material, do that this project turns out really aesthetic using a low cost material but big possibilities.

The study of architecture Jun Sekino Architect and Design, with great sensitivity, has taken charge of constructing this fine housing that uses with an enormous sense of the aesthetics the brick as principal material. A low cost project, which answers to client´s needs and tries to adapt to his living way, with humble perception, without embellishment, but great spatial richness.

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