28/08/2015

SHELTER. Rethinking how we live in Los Angles.

Exhibition. A+D Architecture & Design Museum [LA] USA
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Architecture
Now, Los Angeles is a drastically different city than the days when architects like Frank Lloyd Wright used it as a residential playground. These days, building projects are driven by density and inclusivity as architects are forced to respond to the population, economy, congestion and environment. This inaugural exhibition at the A+D Museum's new home asked six Los Angeles design firms to meet these challenges by proposing creative new housing models for a changing city. The exhibit focuses on these teams' single and multi-family proposals along the Wilshire Corridor and the Los Angeles River, along with a selection of inventive new residences taking form throughout the city.

The exhibition also highlights residential projects in LA that are completed or are now in progress. The featured designers include anonymous, Kevin Daly Architects, Michael Maltzan Architecture,...

28/08/2015

estudio.entresitio y MGP, ganan el Museo Nacional de la Memoria en Colombia

Concurso [Bogotá] Colombia
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Architecture
El equipo formado por los estudios MGP Arquitectura y Urbanismo (Colombia) y estudio.entresitio (España) han resultado ganadores del primer premio. Al concurso público para el diseño del Museo Nacional de Memoria de Bogotá se presentaron 72 propuestas.

Según declaraciones del jurado el proyecto ganador "es un edificio que conmemora respetuosamente el dolor por nuestro pasado y al mismo tiempo, celebra la esperanza del próximo futuro", que viene a completar la idea planteada en el concurso el "rescate de la memoria como antídoto efectivo frente a la negación, la deformación o la indolencia frente a la...

27/08/2015

Revisiting PGGM's headquarters on landscape, Mateo Arquitectura.

[Zeist-Utrecht] Holland - The Netherlands
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Architecture
Mateo Arquitectura revisited the head office of PGGM insurance company in Zeist (Holland) and its surroundings, specially created to contextualize and interact with the building, four years on.

Mateo Arquitectura proposed for this project, located nearby the city of Zeist, close to Utrecht, a new extension near the current building, 25,000 sqm, and at the same time recover the parkland in which it is set by means of the construction of a 25....

27/08/2015

PGGM office building in Netherlands by Mateo Arquitectura [2]

[VIDEO] by Adrià Goula. [Zeist] The Netherlands
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Architecture
In the surroundings of the city of Zeist, near Utrecht, the competition was about the need to increase in 25.000 sqm of office space the existing building. At the same time, the project had to solve the parking garage for 1000 cars so that to retrieve a green park.

The project by Mateo Arquitectura is located nearby the city of Zeist, close to Utrecht, the tender put forward the requirement for increasing the offices in the current building by 25,000 sqm, and at the same time recover a park by means of the construction of a 25,000 sqm underground car park. The project takes into consideration the relationship with...

26/08/2015

Presentation and Report on New National Stadium in Tokyo by ZHA.

[VIDEO] by ZHA. [Tokyo] Japan
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Architecture
Zaha Hadid Architects Release Video Presentation and Report on New National Stadium in Tokyo.

In the video, of nearly half an hour, compares the value of the proposal by ZHA with the legendary stadium by Kenzo Tange and the Japanese culture. Among the points where more emphasis makes Zaha Hadid Architects are .-

- Its design means less volumetric impact than other designs, because is compact, and efficient energy....

25/08/2015

Glass and steel box into Japanese centenary cowshed

by Issei Suma [Kamiyama - Tokushima] Japan
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Behind the crumbling exterior of a 100-year-old cowshed in Japan's Tokushima Prefecture, architect Issei Suma has inserted a glass and steel office for a computing company.

"Do we kill this old hut? or let it be?"

The Tokyo firm Suma designed the 40 sqm structure to house a satellite office for an IT firm, named Koya and also based in the capital. Located in a rural village, it offers staff an escape from the pressures of city life. The office sits within the grounds...

24/08/2015

A Chicago rail station in a perforated tube by Ross Barney Architects

[VIDEO] by Drone Media Chicago. Cermak-McCormick Place Station [Chicago] USA.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Architecture
The Cermak station is the 146th CTA station. The construction project was managed by the Chicago Department of Transportation. The new Green Line stop provides an iconic connection to the McCormick Place/Motor Row neighborhood.

Local firm, Ross Barney Architects, received the commission to design the project under the Department of Transportation, and the Chicago Transit Authority. The station is located near  the intersection of Cermak Avenue and State Street and directly west of the...

24/08/2015

Black on green. Saint-Ange Residency by Studio Odile Decq

[Seyssins-Grenoble] France
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Architecture
Halfway between tower and viewpoint, for this house-whorkshop building in Tour Saint-Ange’s park, France, Odile Decq conceived a black, monolithic architecture that grows to find all visions of the valley.

The project by paris-based Studio Odile Decq is based on the lower side of the plateau at Tour-Ange’s park in Grenoble, France. Its distinctively color emerges between the treetops and contrasting against its traditional neighbors, the structure responds to its steep and narrow topography, where the main aim was to successfully frame optimum views of the...

24/08/2015

Reality from above, photos by drone, Tomas van Houtryve

[VIDEO] from MediaStorm
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Photography, VIDEO
2015 ICP Infinity Awards Photojournalism, Tomas van Houtryve. The fundamentals of warfare are changing in the United States.

Pilots, sitting in a shipping container in Nevada, are waging war all over the world using drones that can stay in the air for days at a time. Their bombs represent an increasingly significant part of the United States global war on terror, and it’s being done largely in secret.

The details and reasonings for these strikes are classified, kept away from the scrutiny of the media.

...
21/08/2015

G3DP. Glass printing is now a reality.

[VIDEO] [VÍDEO] de Mediated Matter Group
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Glassmaking began 4,500 years ago, in Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt. The industry’s first products were trinkets, such as beads and pendants, cast from moulds and carved by hand. But craftsmen quickly worked out how to make more practical stuff, such as jugs, bottles and drinking vessels, by coiling strands of molten glass around a sand or clay core of appropriate shape, which could then be shaken or scraped out after the glass had cooled. Precise recipes for its production - the chemistry and techniques - often remain closely guarded secrets.

Additive Manufacturing of Optically Transparent Glass was developed by the Mediated Matter Group at the MIT Media Lab in collaboration with the Glass Lab at MIT.  G3DP John Klein, Markus Kayser, Chikara Inamura,...

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