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...

20/11/2013

The Phoenix Brewery.

By Stiff + Trevillion. [LON] UK.
metalocus, ÁNGELA SOLÍS.
Architecture, Design
Stiff + Trevillion refurbish a former Victorian warehouse, promoting an industrial space with American tulipwood, creating a welcoming entrance and a meeting space.

Memory of the project.

American tulipwood is used to refurbish former Victorian warehouse, providing light and spacious new office accommodation whilst retaining the original character façade.

A sculptural timber form is the most...

15/11/2013

Camper Showroom in Shanghai.

By Neri&Hu Design and Research Office. [Shanghai] China.
metalocus, SERGIO CIDONCHA.
Camper remains confident of good architecture, this time Neri & Hu designed Shanghai store with a good result. In the images you can see that the identity of the architects relates to the identity of the brand of shoes. A nice place to shop.

Memory of project.

Drawing inspiration from the surrounding urban condition, the Camper Showroom / Office in Shanghai recalls both the spatial qualities and the vibrant activities characteristic of life in a typical Shanghai alleyway, called a “nong-tang.” The exterior lane extends into the showroom creating a...

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