Lost Spaces. Call for ideas.

The challenge: What to do with lost spaces? [Calgary] Canada.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
The lost spaces competition is a call for ideas to reframe how underused spaces in Calgary might be used. The aim is to address a particular challenge of public space – what to do with seemingly remnant pieces of public property. The challenge: what opportunities do lost spaces afford?

A “ lost spaces” is any space that remains under-utilized within our urban environment. They might be leftover pieces, a ghost of the planning past. Lost spaces are part of the public realm, rarely designed to function with both social and environmental benefit to the city.

  • Eligibility.- The Lost Spaces...

i29 interior architects designs artist in residence for De Bijenkorf

De Bijenkorf Launches Artist in Residence Project [Amsterdam] The Netherlands
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Tomorrow, On 27 January 2015, de Bijenkorf will be launching an Artist in Residence project, entitled ‘Room On The Roof’. The department store has invited artists, writers, musicians, architects and designers to take part in the program. Artist Maarten Baas will be first to use the studio. During the launch, the full program for 2015 will be unveiled together with the first screening of an introductory film by Artist and Creative Director, Christian Borstlap.

Room On The Roof, designed by i29 interior architects, is located in the small tower on de Bijenkorf in Amsterdam, a unique spot in the historic heart of the city that has been converted into a cultural haven. Together with the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, de Bijenkorf has invited national and international artists to work on their projects in the studio, ranging from performances, poetry and light...


Spirulina Fountain by Bureau A

Parc des Evaux, Confignon. [Geneva] Switzerland
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
A project of dreams, industrial production and folies. Madness vs. reality, artificial and garden pavilion vs vs nature. These could be the ideas that best identifies this project.

The ‘Spirulina Fountain’, designed by Bureau A, is a project a halfway between folly pavilion and the intense production basins of blue-green algae, a hybrid, fusing with the idea on contemplative italian gardens of the 16th century. 


Open registration to A' Design Award & Competition 2014-2015

Competition 2014-2015
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Design, Competitions
A' Design Award & Competition is the Worlds' largest annual juried design competition that honors best designers, architects, and design oriented companies worldwide to provide them publicity, fame and recognition. The A' Design Accolades are organized and awarded internationally in a wide array of categories ranging from industrial design to architecture. Every year, projects that focus on innovation, technology, design and creativity are awarded with the A' Award to push them further for success.

A' Design Award & Competition is open to submissions from entries in 104 categories. Each category has a distinct evaluation and submission criteria. Submissions can be made to Furniture Design, Interiors, Electronic Devices, Architecture, Packaging, Graphic Design, Ready-Made, Jewelry Design, Interfaces, Web Sites, Transportation, Yacht Design and others....


Óbidos Technological Park by Jorge Mealha

[Óbidos] Portugal
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Portuguese architect Jorge Mealha has completed a technology parklocated on the outskirts of Óbidos, a historic town one hundred kilometers north of Lisbon. The idea proposed by design team, since winning the competition to develop the project in 2010, sought to plan a structure that would have a minimal impact on the plot’s green space. The idea articulate the buildings project around a large plaza, where a four-sided frame is elevated above the landscape, containing the site’s offices. The ground floor houses meeting rooms and multipurpose spaces, alongside various dining and retail outlets.

The Carcavelos-based architect Jorge Mealha and his team had a challenge, how to understand the design a plaza in a rural Portuguese area, without a surrounding urban framework. Consequently, they looked to the types of public space often found in small portuguese villages. ‘Terreiros’, as they are known, are large flexible expanses that often occur despite no formal delineation being established.


Omi Palone - Architecture

[MUSIC VIDEO] by Omi Palone
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Official videoclip taken from Omi Palone's self-titled LP. An interesting mixture between music, brutalism English architecture.

Our Saturday music video. (Official Music Video). METALOCUS MUSIC PROJECT.


Director.-  Simon Marsham
Director of Photography...


Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House to reopen on February

metalocus, ÁNGEL BLANCO
In the heart of Hollywood's Barnsdall Park, Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House will officially reopen on February 13, as recently announced by L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell, and the Barnsdall Park Art Foundation. This isn't the first time the iconic house has been restored, but the latest renovation focused on bringing back the house, and all its decorative details, to its original early 20th century state.

Atop a lush hilltop in East Hollywood, the Hollyhock House was Frank Lloyd Wright's first residence in Los Angeles. Pennsylvanian oil heiress and arts enthusiast Aline Barnsdall commissioned Wright to build the house -which was named after her favorite flower- as her own venue for producing avant-garde plays....


Alps Villa by Camillo Botticini.

Lumezzane [Brescia], Italy.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
This small house is located half way between urban space and nature, but close enough to the dolomite mountains which surround it as for make of it its particular background.

The relationship with the surroundings is the main goal that Camillo Botticini faces in the design of this private single house. The design of all the façades seeks or avoids light depending on the orientation, with an irregular "C" plan scheme with a courtyard as a central space. Different visions of the surrounding from the inner spaces constitute an active part of the design.


Hélène Binet awarded with the 2015 Julius Shulman Institute Photography.

[LA] USA EE.UU. 29.02 >29.03.2015
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Architectures designed by Peter Zumthor, Zaha Hadid, or Le Corbusier are rendered into atmospheric, sharply detailed black and white compositions through the camera lens of Swiss-French photographer Hélène Binet, who is the 2015 recipient of the Julius Shulman Institute Excellence in Photography Award. The Institute bestows the annual award to an early photographer whose work embodies the legacy of architectural photographer Julius Shulman and continues to influence the artistic medium of architectural photography.

On the occasion of award and to celebrate it the Julius Shulman Institute at Woodbury University presents Hélène Binet: Fragments of Light at the Woodbury University Hollywood Gallery (WUHO). The exhibition starting with the opening reception and award presentation on...


Sequential City. The psychology of architecture in contemporary graphic novels.

Exhibition at Anise Gallery. [LON] United Kingdom
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Architecture, ILLUSTRATION
Just a short walk behind the Design Museum is Anise Gallery, a small gallery with a specific bias towards architectural artworks (Please, check video below), will show us an interesting exhibition, on February 6th.- "The psychology of architecture in contemporary graphic novels," with works by Owen D. Pomery, Alison Sampson, Lando, Hannah Berry, John Riordan & Tim Bird.

The graphic narratives about architecture, exceeding the pre-construction process are not new, but always are furiously interesting. The exhibition in Anise Gallery, if you're in London, do not miss it!

Sequential City examines the idea of the city through the art of the graphic novel. Original sketches, layers of colour, boxes, panels and...



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