12/06/2013

Opening of Saint Louis Art Museum by David Chipperfield Architects.

[VIDEO] StLouisMagTV. [Saint Louis, MO] USA. 29-30/06/2013.
metalocus, ALEX DURO
Architecture, Projects, VIDEO
The 29th and 30th June will be the Grand Opening Celebration of the expansion of the Saint Louis Art Museum by David Chipperfield Architects.

The opening, which will develop during the last weekend of June, will count with several activities, public access and night visit.

The project connects the expansion with the old building with a new Grand Stair which provides a seamless transition to the lower-level galleries. Besides there are a new cafe, renovated shop and auditorium and access to the new parking garage.

One of the most...

12/06/2013

Raffaello D'Andrea: The astounding athletic power of quadcopters.

[VIDEO TED]
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
Roboticist Raffaello D'Andrea explores the possibilities of autonomous technology by collaborating with artists, architects and engineers. In a robot lab at TEDGlobal, Raffaello D'Andrea demos his flying quadcopters: robots that think like athletes, solving physical problems with algorithms that help them learn. In a series of nifty demos, D'Andrea show drones that play catch, balance and make decisions together

Roboticist Raffaello D'Andrea explores the possibilities of autonomous technology by collaborating with artists, architects and engineers.

Raffaello D'Andrea combines academics, business and the arts to explore the capabilities of autonomous systems. As part of his research as professor of dynamic systems and control at the Swiss federal institute of...

11/06/2013

Peace Pavilion, by Atelier Zündel Cristea.

Museum Gardens, Bethnal Green [LON] UK.
metalocus, ROBERTO ALIA
The project responds to the desire to create a temporary transportable pavilion for the summer of 2013 in such a public space, with a need for inclusion, socializing, relaxation, discussion, reflection, escape, view and enjoyment of a high quality space. It will provide an inspirational space where visiting architects, designers, families and the general public can stand and sit whilst admiring, embracing diversity and engaging with each other in discussions about design, the importance and benefits of peace and co-existence, or even novel stories they have to tell in a peaceful setting.

Memory of the project.

Enhancing the experience of the city does not always require projects of significant cost and time, but can often come about as the result of modest,...

11/06/2013

POP: Protocols, Obsessions, Positions

Exhibition. Storefront [NYC] USA. 18/06 > 20/07/2013.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
With an image by Perry Kulper (already published years ago in no. 012-013 of METALOCUS, his drawings are always extraordinaries!) and trying a classic, from June 19 – July 20, 2013, Storefront for Art and Architecture will present POP: Protocols, Obsessions, Positions, an exhibition that investigates what constitutes a position in architecture today and how that might be generated through the architect’s drawing. The exhibition presents 30 original drawings of the Storefront gallery space at 97 Kenmare Street by an international group of architects asked to go “from protocols, to obsessions, to positions.”

As an image based on codes and systems of representation that establish a space of legibility between inherited and new forms, the architectural drawing tends to operate either as a technical tool of communication based on protocols and codes or in a diametrically opposed spectrum as an artistic device completely detached from the constraints of architectural practice. While one end of the spectrum is overcharged by the need to communicate, the complex or...

11/06/2013

Campus Office by Cheungvogl Architects.

Cheungvogl Architects. Campus Office [Shenzhen] China.
metalocus, PEDRO NAVARRO, CANDELA OLIVA.
The word "campus" in Latin translates as field or plane. Just what Office Campus is in its essence: boundaries that are almost unperceivable, people that stroll around the site freely, spaces with a display that can be re-arranged freely, and air and light that cross the floor slab at many points. This building seems to float over the landscape, and allows random encounters and interesting things to happen inside...

Memory of the project.

The Campus Office is a two storey transparent building that engages within the field on the peripheral of the financial center of Shenzhen, China. The Campus Office is grounded in its place with a 110m x 110m footprint...

11/06/2013

House on the Miño River by Quico Jorreto.

[Ourense] Spain.
metalocus, SERGIO CIDONCHA.
Quico Jorreto, a galician architect, generates a poetic relationship between housing and the natural context. This dialogue is reflected in different decisions that the architect takes with judgment and firmness to solve the programthe, orientation, materials, showing his sensitivity with the landscape and showing that he longs the galician environment.

Memory of project.

The plot has a large south-facing slope which also coincides with the fantastic view over the River Miño. The access from the top generates a transition space composed of 3 pieces: a covered porch and garage that serves as a multipurpose space, the...

10/06/2013

Lulu's Home, by Barbarela studio.

[Alicante] Spain.
metalocus, CANDELA OLIVA
Architecture, HOUSING
Lulu's Home used to be a dark row house. Barbarela studio decided to divide it vertically, transforming it into a series of tall and narrow set of spaces. This way, light is captured at the roof and distributed along the three levels. We can say this is a new stage in the life cycle of this building of the 19th century, one that adapts perfectly to the needs of a contemporary family.

Memory of the project.

Lulu’s home project is done in two phases, spaced seven years. The first part, completed in December 2005, is the result of a renovation of a nineteenth century building located in the historic city center of Alicante. The...

10/06/2013

Multi-family residential building.

By Lagula arquitectes. [Badalona] Barcelona.
metalocus, LAURA CANTO.
From Catalonia studio of architecture Lagula arquitectes thrilled us with their multi-family residential building, an example of processing materials with its differently opposite facades, and a fresh proposal with a cheerful and determined interior design, built in the residential city of Badalona.

Memory of project.

A volume created by the urban needs arising from the emergence of a new promenade, the change in section of the road. In a temporary space somewhere between what was and what is wanted. With all this, the building appears as an urban element at city...

10/06/2013

SBA zoekt projectarchitect.

METALOCUS-[JOB] [Gent] Belgium
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
Architecture, JOBS
Architect required for SBA firm based in Gent City, Belgium.

Architect.
Gent, Belgium.

Stéphane Beel Architects (Gent, Belgium) are seeking a qualified Architect with 5 or 6 years experience, also ...

09/06/2013

RE: COLECCIÓN Postales inventadas, otra historia sobre arquitectura

By Inés Caballero. LASEDE COAM [MAD] Spain. 31/05 > 31/07/2013
metalocus, ROBERTO ALIA, LAURA CANTO
Opened last 31th May, the exhibition RE:COLECCIÓN will be opened until 31th July 2013 at COAM. Inés Caballero, curator of the exposition, reviews the collection of Rafael Cazorla's 20th-Century architecture postcards.

RE:COLECCIÓN is an exhibition that includes part of Rafael Cazorla's 20th-Century architecture postcards collection. The exposition, curated by Inés Caballero, will help us to understand the complexity of the shared languages of modernism in a more intuitive way.

Modern Architecture is generally characterized by an exceptional...

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