Congreso No. 14 ARQUINE | Espacio

Teatro Metropólitan [MEX] Mexico
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
Arquine each year it organizes an international conference on architecture, a competition, a masters course (in association with the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and the Universidad Iberoamericana), while producing radio and television programs (in association with Canal 22) and on-line content, as well as publishing over 20 books per year on architecture, art, design and the city.

Architects could never explain space. When we think about space, we have only looked at its containers. As if space itself is invisible.

Rem Koolhaas

If it is difficult to quantify the aesthetic, which is completely impossible to quantify is the experience of being inside a large architectural space. The space may...


SON[ic] architectures. III Festival SON.

Casa Encendida and La Casa de las Alhajas de Madrid. [MAD] 09-16/03/2013 > 22.00 h.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
La Casa Encendida and La Sala de las Alhajas hosting for the first time the "Festival Son" dedicated to empowering young musical creators and advance the conduct and dissemination of their works. This Festival organized by Musicadhoy enters its third year and in La Casa Encendida during the 9th and 10th of March will see a new generation of musicians and Spanish composers.

Tomorrow March 9 in the Courtyard of the Casa Encendida. The DK <projection> is the formation charge of opening this year's Festival SON - Musicadhoy, presenting the world premiere of SON [ic] architectures. Three compositions with live electronic instruments and three acousmatic pieces, by Ángel Arranz, along with a series of video projections, make this cycle modular pieces.



StudioWOK. Interview. [VIDEO] by Itinerant Office.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
As a second part of this week we bring a new New Generations project interview, by Itinerant Office. This time it's Subarquitectura, a young Spanish study whose early work has been awarded and recognized internationally. All three were formed at the University of Alicante.

SUBARQUITECTURA is composed by Andrés Silanes [NOV 1977], Fernando Valderrama [AGO 1979] & Carlos Bañón [OCT 1978].They are Architects by the University of Alicante ( OCT 04 ) and Master of Complex Architectures by the University of Alicante (2005 - 2007). They have built the...



StudioWOK. Interview. [VIDEO] by Itinerant Office.
metalocus, CANDELA OLIVA
This week we present a new interview for the project New Generations, by Itinerant Office. This time it’s the turn of studioWOK, a young Italian office involved in architecture, landscape and design work with a sustainable vision.

StudioWOK was founded in early 2009 in Milan by Marcello Bondavalli, Nicola Brenna and Carlo Alberto Tagliabue. The office focuses its research on architecture, design and landscape with a focus on sustainability, housing and public space quality.

In 2009 studioWOK won the Premio FBM 2009 award and was profiled in...



UNDO. Interview. [VIDEO] by Itinerant Office.
metalocus, CANDELA OLIVA
UNDO is a young architecture office, interviewed here by Itinerant Office as part of their project New Generations. The members of UNDO try to diversify their practice of architecture in two ways: teaching, and seeking contact with society through collaborations in the radio and in different cultural projects.

UNDO is a Barcelona based office founded in 2002 by architects Anna Vergés and Guillén Augé. It focuses on the practice and reflection of architecture through different outputs related to projects, teaching and spread of knowledge.  Among their many works is the urban plan for the city of Lleida, winner of the contest in...


Nicholas Negroponte at Barcelona. “Eliminating Poverty in Ten Years”

IAAC`s MAA 2012-13 Winter Lecture Series [BCN] Spain 26/02/2013
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
Other great lecture at Barcelona. Last Thursday was Bernard Tschumi now, on Tuesday, February 26th, Nicholas Negroponte will be lecturing at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia – IAAC. One of the most important thinkers and gurus about what will be the next future.

Nicholas Negroponte is an American architect best known as the founder and Chairman Emeritus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab, and also known as the founder of the One Laptop per Child Association (OLPC).

In 1967, Negroponte founded MIT’s Architecture Machine Group, a combination lab and think tank which studied new approaches to human-computer interaction. In 1985, he created the MIT Media Lab...



SUMoffice. Interview. [VIDEO] by Itinerant Office.
metalocus, CANDELA OLIVA
Itinerant Office continues interviewing young architects for the series New Generations. This time they introduce SUMoffice, a Dutch office with an interest in the emotional potential of architecture.

SUMoffice is a Rotterdam based practice that specializes in architecture and urbanism. The office was founded in 2011 by Robert-Jan de Kort and Sander van Schaik.

The practice is interested in the complexity and ambiguity of concrete reality, and likes to think of architecture as an...


10th anniversary of PechaKucha!!

metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
On the 20th of February, 2013 it was exactly 10 years to the day that it held the first PechaKucha Night. The rest is history.

10 years ago, in February of 2003, the very first PechaKucha Night was held. After coming to the realization that architects tend to talk way too much, Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham architecture  devised a lecture format that ended up revolutionizing the way we present. During 10 years, PechaKucha 20×20 has inspired creatives from 600 cities (Madrid also, Paloma Hernaiz y Jaime...


Exhibition Architecture Switzerland at Sala de las Arquerías

Sala de las Arquerías [MAD] Spain. 21/02 > 23/03/2013
metalocus, PEDRO NAVARRO
Yesterday, it was opening the exhibition "ARQUITECTURA SUIZA, paisaje y sostenibilidad en la arquitectura contemporánea" at Sala de las Arquerías, de Madrid.

Elegance, rigor, sobriety, and technical perfection are some of the qualities associated regularly with Swiss architecture. Without necessarily relinquishing them, it is clear that the complexity and diversity of situations faced by contemporary architecture demands new approaches, new ways of evaluating the beauty and usefulness of the forms.

This exhibition relates the Swiss architecture with two concepts that go beyond mere...


Bernard Tschumi at Barcelona.

IAAC`s MAA 2012-13 Winter Lecture Series [BCN] Spain 21/02/2013
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
This Thursday’s Lecture in which the world renowned architect Bernard Tschumi will be lecturing at IaaC (The Manhattan Transcripts or Villette Park in Paris were some of his initial and renowned works). This is an open event that will have place at Pujades 102, Barcelona, from 19.00h.

In this occasion Mr. Tschumi will present the lecture “Red is not a color”, discussing concepts in architecture and his recently published book, a comprehensive documentation of his 30-year investigations as a designer, builder, and theorist.

Venue.- Iaac. Pujades 102, Barcelona. Spain.
Dates.- 21 February 2013. Time.- 19.00 h.



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