20/03/2015

FAIRY TALES 2015: 5 HONOURABLE MENTIONS. [1/2]

Hosted by Blank Space.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
Here we present 5 of the 11 honourable mentions of the Fairy Tales 2015 competition, whose winners we have presented recently. The results are stunning, we recommend you check it out!

The results of the Fairy Tales 2015 competition were made public recently, a contest that encourages storytelling through architecture. We presented the first prizes, here we bring you some of...

18/03/2015

WAA wins the competition for the design of 'Am Hirschgarten'

[Munich] Germany.
metalocus, BRANLY ERNESTO PÉREZ
Wiel Arets Architects has been selected to design the new campus in Munich, Germany, a cluster of four buildings each one with a tower over a plinth.

The design of Wiel Arets Architects is about a campus formed by a group of four buildings each one with tower. The project should be flexible sustainable and with economics construction in order to house residential area in the future.

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17/03/2015

"EMPTY" and WINNERS OF THE 2015 FAIRY TALES COMPETITION [II].

Hosted by Blank Space.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA y ALEX DURO.
This time we extend the information about the winning proposal of 2015 Fairy Tales competition, called "Empty" by Zigeng Wang both in English and translated to Spanish, a personal reflexion on globalization and society evolution to a unsustainable world. We also bring you the second prize as well as the two third prizes with all its graphic information.

This second edition of Fairy Tales has received over 1,200 proposal from 65 countries, whose complete winners we have published previously. Besides, you can see below all the information about the first, second, and two third prizes, including the...

17/03/2015

WINNERS OF THE 2015 FAIRY TALES COMPETITION

Hosted by Blank Space
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Blank Space, just shared with us, the announcement of this special proposal that explores tales and architecture. Now, the winners Fairy Tales 2015; the second edition of this exceptional and unique ideas competition that challenges participants to produce evocative architectural projects accompanied by stories of fiction. Amazing!!

With over 1,200 participants from 65 countries around the world, the Fairy Tales competition has cemented itself as the largest ideas competition in the industry.

“The stunning quality of the entries testify that architects and designers are eager to think outside the box of traditional formats and expectations, and do so with spectacular results,” say...

11/03/2015

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty in London goes to London.

V&A Museum [LON] UK 14.03 > 19.07.2015.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
This exhibit is the largest retrospective of the work of Alexander McQueen and shows his visionary body of work. Covering Alexander McQueens career from his 1992 MA graduate collection to his unfinished A/W 2010 collection. The V&A Victoria and Albert Museum announced that ‘McQueen’s designs will be presented with the dramatic staging and sense of spectacle synonymous with his runway shows’.

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty in London in spring 2015 is the first and largest retrospective of the late designer’s work to be presented in Europe, the exhibition will showcase McQueen’s visionary body of work. Spanning his 1992 MA graduate collection to his unfinished A/W 2010 collection, McQueen’s designs will be presented with the...

01/03/2015

Open Day at Casa de Velázquez 2015

Casa de Velázquez [MAD] Spain. 01.03.2015, from 16h to 20h
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Today Sunday, March 1, Casa de Velázquez open to the public from 16h to 20h. With a multifaceted program, the Casa de Velázquez want to present its activities and missions, putting the focus on the young promises of scientific research and contemporary art.

La Casa de Velázquez, French public institution founded in 1928, annually hosts artists in residence and specialized in cultures and Iberian, Latin American and North African societies researchers.

On March 1, 16h to 20h, visitors can discover the historic site that houses the Casa de Velázquez, in the heart of the City University of Madrid. Strolling...

25/02/2015

Renovation and extension of Juncal’s Parish Hall

Por Jordana Tomé|Victor Quaresma, Atelier de Arquitectura. [Porto de Mós, Leiria] Portugal.
metalocus, BRANLY ERNESTO PÉREZ.
Since the beginning of the 20th century, the Parish Hall played a crucial role in the Juncal community’s socio cultural life: nursery, community dining room, school, cinema and theather concert hall. These different types of appropriation created successive changes which decreased the building’s quality and dignity. In 2012 the building was visibly degraded so there was an urgent need in its renovation.

Jordana Tomé | Victor Quaresma, Atelier de Arquitectura presents the renovation and extension of Juncal’s Parish Hall. The Parish Hall is located on the square of São Miguel, the most important public space of Juncal village. In contrast with São Miguel Church that overlooks the square from a higher position, the main façade and entrance of the Parish Hall stands out on a...

19/02/2015

Microvinyas: four architectures for a transformation.

Intervention. By José María Torres Nadal. Muro de Alcoy [Alicante] Spain.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
Art, Design, Recommendations
The new Microvinyas' headquarters opens its doors at Casa Alonso, located in Muro de Alcoy at the Valencian province of Alicante. José María Torres Nadal presents four physical collages which use architecture as an ecosystem condition equal to natural resources.

The opening of the Casa Alonso as new Microvinyas' headquarters claim serves to develop this intervention, entitled 'Four architectures for a transformation' carried out by the architect  José María Torres Nadal, with which aims to combine business activity associated with winemaking activities, and the territory...

17/02/2015

DETAILERS, from METALOCUS [2/2]

2nd Detailers meeting in Madrid. [MA] Spain 19.02.2015
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO, ALEX DURO.
After introducing the ten DETAILERS male visions we proposed from METALOCUS, here we bring you 10 magnificent female views on how to deal with the details. All framed within the context of the 2nd Detailers meeting, organized by SIMON, which will take place this Thursday at the Circulo de Bellas Artes in Madrid.

In the week of the 2nd Detailers meeting in Madrid in METALOCUS we are proposing a revision of architects and artists on work detail. To give rise to reflection we are taking part of proposing examples of how to face the world of detail from different viewpoints debate. First,...

17/02/2015

Red Carpet by 100architects

[Shanghai] China.
metalocus, BRANLY ERNESTO PÉREZ.
Architecture, Design, Projects
This project is located in Shanghai, on East Nanjing road’s Century Square, the most famous and glamorous pedestrian street in the “heart” of the city center. The essence of this street is its commercial status, which was historically developed as a link between East and West, connecting directly the port with the city, therefore used as the principal trading platform, becoming a cultural and social active axis.

100architects presents his interesting proposal for Plaza Century: The Red Carpet. The project serves as a unified platform for socialization, where the common dream of a luxurious life becomes true; transforming common experiences into particular desired ones. The Red Carpet can modify social dynamics, transforming traditional spaces into particular valuable...

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