02/12/2013

Amazon could deliver books in 30 minutes.

[VIDEO] from Amazon.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
Design, VIDEO
Online retail giant Amazon has presented a prototype for a service that uses flying robots to deliver packages to customers within half an hour of ordering.

The service called Amazon Prime Air and would be available to customers living within a ten mile radius of one of Amazon's distribution centres.

The goal of this new delivery system is to get packages into customers' hands in 30 minutes or less using unmanned aerial vehicles.

Putting Prime Air into commercial use will take some number of years as...

01/12/2013

Winners. The Great Indoors Award 2013: The Nature of Things.

Competition.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
The Great Indoors 2013 recently announced the winners for this year's competition. The 2013 theme focused on The Nature of Things — in regards to the increasing global trend of incorporating repurpose, sustainability, and reconnecting with natural elements in interior design. Congratulations!!

The Great Indoors is an international, biennial, interior design award. The Great Indoors Award will honour interior design projects in the following four categories. The winner of each category will receive a monetary prize of EUR 5,000.

Show & Sell. Relojeria Alemana Boutique by OHLab (ES)
Retail: shops, showrooms, trade-fair stands, exhibitions

Relax...

Photography © i29.
01/12/2013

Cactaceae.

By x-studio::Iván Juárez. [Tropic of Cancer] Mexico.
metalocus, ÁNGELA SOLÍS.
X-studio realizes Cactaceae, a space inspired by the geometry and flowering of the cact –endemic, an interior space for personal reflection and inspiration.

Memory of project.

The flora of Mexico is considered one of the world’s richest and most varied. Its great mountain ranges and geographical position between the north and south of the American Continent, causes a high rate of native...

28/11/2013

Stealth Shelters by A-Kamp47.

[Marseille] France.
metalocus, SERGIO CIDONCHA.
Stéphane Malka surprise us with a quite original work, it is a camping in height generated by individual shelters with minimum dimensions apt for humans and them rest, although it seems impossible. The purpose of this project is to give shelter to many homeless people, those who are located anywhere in the city trying to keep out the cold, rain...

Memory of project.

The rapid shelter opens like an umbrella for urban campers, together in warmth. Illegitimate son of the minimal “unité d’habitation” of Le Corbusier and Claude Parent’s...

28/11/2013

"The House is a Museum" VS "My House is your Museum".

[VIDEO] By Jose María Torres Nadal.
metalocus, ÁNGELA SOLÍS.
We present two projects by José María Torres Nadal, "The house is a museum" as opposed to "My house is your museum." A journey through the domestic and the art, architecture with drama. There are no boundaries between home and museum, everything is mixed, the domestic is exhibited and art is lived.

Memory of project.

The House is a Museum is a project that emerged from a contest in Yenikapi (Istanbul) in 2011. We there argued that only intensely subjective domestic experiences can construct projective resistance arguments in the cities. In...

27/11/2013

Lisbon Biennale EXD’13 - METAMORPHOSIS.

Mosteiro dos Jerónimos. [Lisbon] Portugal. 07/11 - 22/12/2013.
metalocus, SERGIO CIDONCHA.
Using of cork and innovation summarize this exhibition, METAMORPHOSIS, where participate awarded architects with the Pritzker Architecture Prize besides other architects and designers with a free and individual proposal, researching and experimenting to design a proposal where cork is the protagonist. No doubt this exhibition will generate a reflection on friendly materials to the environment making that all artists discover new possibilities and opportunities.

METAMORPHOSIS is the exhibition which unlocks the opening week of EXD’13, Lisbon’s design & architecture Biennale and showcase for national and international innovation and creativity. This show, presented in partnership with the impressive Jerónimos Monastery (DPGC) and amidst its Cloisters, will highlight the visions of 10 distinguished product designers and...

25/11/2013

The Commune Social.

By Neri&Hu. [Shanghai] China.
metalocus, ÁNGELA SOLÍS.
For all those Spanish who are in China and miss Spanish food but with an international twist, and also for everyone who likes to enjoy good food in a great atmosphere, you should go to The Commune Social, a restaurant designed by Neri&Hu.

Memory of project.

The Commune Social located at the Design Republic Design Commune is a new tapas restaurant designed by Neri&Hu Design and Research Office of Shanghai. The food concept is a fresh and modern take on Spanish tapas, where the small dishes served are refined interpretations of the...

25/11/2013

The Real and Other Fictions at the Lisbon Architecture Triennale.

Exhibition. [Lisbon] Portugal. 12/09 > 15/12/2013.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
Art, Design, Exhibitions
Within the Lisbon Architecture Triennal about we have been publishing, today we bring you an exhibition with works from several teams which reflects on the day to day objects and our relation with them. The exhibition, which takes place in the Pombai Palace, it could be visited until mid December.

The Real and Other Fictions takes place in the Pombal Palace, a building that has had diverse uses and programs through the course of its history. From residence to embassy, it hosted numerous events and situations. The exhibition brings back the past uses of the building through spatial interventions that foster encounters between the palace and the visitor. ...

21/11/2013

DECO PATTERN House.

By Peter Kostelov. [Tverskaya] Russia.
metalocus, ÁNGELA SOLÍS.
We present this special modular wooden house, Russian architect Peter Kostelov pays special attention to tones, textures and finishes, creating a home in harmony. The beauty factor is very present in this construction system.

Memory of project.

1_Function.

This house is the second after the bigger cottage on the same plot. It is the guests’ house. Apart from living room and a kitchen there are two bedrooms, toilet with shower, a work shop and a storage. There is also a veranda and a garage...

20/11/2013

Ta di Ôtô.

[VIDEO] By Bureau A. [HANOI] Vietnam
metalocus, SERGIO CIDONCHA.
Walk the streets of Hanoi by tricycle with a vertical structure should be an unforgettable experience. A Bureau's creativity is reflected in this mobile structure, Ta di Ôtô, performed with blue steel tubes, a small roof of PVC, a fan and battery lights. Don't miss the video!

Memory of project.

Everything is dense in Hanoi, including the milk in your coffee. Everything is used. In unexpected ways "things" live different lives, they reincarnate continuously into new functions, passing from one life to another without a moment of...

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