New Brooklyn Studio for Jose Parla by Snøhetta

[Brooklyn-NY] US.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Snøhetta has renovated a Brooklyn warehouse to create a studio for Cuban-American artist José Parlá, whose murals adorn the lobbies of One World Trade Center and the Barclays Center. Parlá is well known for his exuberant large-scale paintings, so for the new studio both he and Snøhetta chose to combine the industrial details of an old factory building with a monochrome palette – allowing the artist's work to stand in contrast.

In summer of 2014, José Parlá, the Cuban-American artist and painter, worked with Snøhetta to convert a warehouse in Gowanus, Brooklyn into his new working studio.

The design of Jose’s studio is one in a series of collaborations with...


Winners of 2015 City of Dreams Pavilion Competition.

Competition [NY] USA.
Spanish architect Izaskun Chinchilla and New York based BanG studio team have been both awarded with the first prize in the 2015 City of Dreams Pavilion Competition. The competition looks for new ways of design and construction systems with the construction of pavilions with zero impact for the environment.

The 2015 City of Dreams Pavilion has awarded two architectural firms including spanish architect Izaskun Chinchilla based both in Madrid and London with her proposal Organic Growth, and BanG studio based in New York and with their proposal Billion Oyster Pavilion.



Andrés Jaque, Winner of the 2015 Young Architects Program at MoMA PS1

The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 announce Andrés Jaque/Office for Political Innovation as the winner of the annual Young Architects Program (YAP) in New York. Now in its 16th edition, the Young Architects Program at MoMA and MoMA PS1 has been committed to offering emerging architectural talent the opportunity to design and present innovative projects, challenging each year’s winners to develop creative designs for a temporary, outdoor installation at MoMA PS1 that provides shade, seating, and water. The architects must also work within guidelines that address environmental issues, including sustainability and recycling.

Yesterday, we broke the news that Andrés Jaque, drawn from among five finalists, will design a temporary urban landscape for the 2015 Warm Up summer music series in...


Fuensanta House. House Between Party-Walls.

[Ciudad Real] Spain.
On an urban context, in the center of a row-house type block, they were commissioned to build a single house. The plot is located in the southern area of Ciudad Real, in the last growth ring of the city that has not been developed due to the economic crisis of recent years.

The proposal by Muka arquitectura is the first one to emerge in this area from an urban void without any context. There are not surrounding houses, typological references or architectural legacy that could serve at some point as an architectural tool in the design of the house.


Sohsul Hotel by archigroup ma and 1990 uao architects

[Seoul] South Korea.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
Architecture, Design, Projects
Mies Van der Rohe said "God is in the details". With this idea of the 20th century architecture master as starting point, archigroup ma designs a hotel in Seul in which the details and materials are the project principal elements.

1990 uao summarizes the whole history of architecture as "standing on the ground with your both feet, leaning your back against the wall and keeping your body under ceiling". Floor, wall and ceiling are independant elements, but they are closely linked to each...


BLUEPRINT. SO-IL wraps NY's Storefront.

metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
SO-IL has completed an installation on the Storefront façade, ‘shrink wrapping’ the structure in a film of taught, white material. The layer is pierced by apertures built into the Holl's façade, canvassing the city’s corner in a semi-transparent shell. By night, light from Storefront appears as luminous geometries, visible through the semi-transparent film.

‘Blueprint’ is the site’s latest exhibition — curated by Sebastiaan Bremer, Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu of SO-IL, the show invites visitors to survey 50 collected blueprints from architects, artists and designers dating from 1961 to 2013.

“Now, however long a time may pass, according to the eternal laws governing the combinations of this eternal play of...


Office for Architecture Studio and Coworking space.

[La Coruña] Spain.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
This project of remodeling completely updates the ground floor of an ancient building in the old town. The program co-working is increasingly common among young practices and not as young, sharing expenses, profitable infrastructure and have a modern, dynamic and interesting venue for both work as to receive "the coveted customers."

as-built is an architectural, interior design and graphic design practice located in the space "as-built", a coworking space, which has reconverted an old business premises of El Ferrol, updating it and giving a renewed look.


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....


POLIVAGINA of FAN RIOTS by C+arquitectos

[VIDEO] by Imagen Subliminial [Murcia] Spain
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Pavilions, Design, VIDEO
A proposal for reflections, dreams, formless it is what show us from C + architects, Polivagna Fan Riots, an intervention midway between performance and installation.

C+arquitectos (Nerea Calvillo and Marina Fernández) presents us this intervention, in fact a ephemeral pavilion, conducted with students from the University of Alicante. Instead of designing forms, finishing volumes, objects with a specific geometry, what was designed were the conditions to experiment with the space, to design a place...



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