The Competition première at the AFFR.

[VIDEO] Architecture Film Festival [Rotterdam] Netherlands.
metalocus, ROBERTO ALIA.
Architecture, VIDEO
The documentary about the process for the Art Museum of Andorra narrated through the participating oficies (Frank Gehry, Jean Nouvel, Zaha Hadid, Dominique Perrault and Norman Foster) is finally released. The Architecture Film Festival of Rotterdam will hold the première of the film, directed by Ángel Borrego Cubero, and which also has some more dates all over Europe. Until it arrives to Spain, we can only be green with envy (and remember the amazing trailer!)

'The Competition', a documentary movie, directed by Angel Borrego Cubero and produced by OSS, has been selected to open the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam (AFFR), being this its World Première. The opening night is on the 10th of October at a special venue. The access to the Festival is on a ticket basis, available from 30 of September on the...


Mulan Primary School.

Rural Urban Framework (RUF). [GUANGDONG] China.
metalocus, CANDELA OLIVA.
Today we bring you a very inspiring project, in which brick is treated in a sensible, coherent and also contemporary way. It is a rural primary school in the Chinese province of Guangdong, in which the classrooms orbit around a series of micro open spaces that lead to the main courtyard, where children play in the open air within the reflections of the material and the amazing landscape.

The Mulan Primary school is located close to Huaiji, a county of approximately 100,000 in Guangdong Province. Working with the local education authority and a Hong Kong based charity, we were asked to expand an existing primary school of 5 classrooms by adding an additional building of 6 classrooms. The motivation behind this expansion is through the government’s desire to consolidate the total number of primary...


Future Perfect [II]: further images from the Lisbon Triennale.

Museu da Electricidade [Lisbon] Portugal. 12/09 - 15/12/2013
metalocus, ROBERTO ALÍA
Architecture, Art, Exhibitions
It's a sure thing that Future Perfect is one of the most interesting exhibitions at the Lisbon Architecture Triennale. Some weeks ago we showed you a few pictures of the show as an appeteizer, an now you can see the rest of the content, focused on physical displays. They think over cities where the tecnological progress would change the way we interact with our context, and even between us.

by Bart Hess.

From this context of surveillance, facial recognition, avatars and virtual ghosts, we imagine a near future where digital static, distortions and glitches become a new form of ornament. Shimmering in the...


Vasco Mourão's hand drawn cityscapes.

Ilustration works.
metalocus, LAURA CANTO.
Neither adjectives nor description are needed for introduce you Vasco Mourão, whom drawings speak for himself. Great cityscapes compositions and recognizable buildings in many cases, to get lost in them. If you are building lovers or show a high appreciation for the buildings, you will know appreciate the value of his images.

Architect and illustrator, this portuguese stands out for illustrating cities by isometric perspectives, where every building, every detail of theirs facades is represented with great quality. All hand-drawn artworks, often throws a review or make a simple wink making them blow, jumping into a thousand pieces.

Among his works are world famous and representative buildings like the ...



[Verona] Italy
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
The Spanish architect Alberto CAMPO BAEZA has designed the PIBAMARMI pavilion at the 2013 edition of MARMOMACC in Verona, Italy, winner of the Fair’s International Award Architecture in Stone 2013 for the office building of the Castilla León Junta in the Zamora old city, in front of its Cathedral.

The description given by the study accentuates the minimalist condition of the work by the Spanish architect: "The pavilion for PIBAMARMI represents the materialization of the power of Gravity over Light. It consists of an enormous hazelnut travertine stone measuring 4x4x1 m suspended in the air at only 1,90 m height in the center of a cube of Light measuring 8x8x4 m, over a reflective floor. Passing below such a massive, low-hanging stone, we physically...


Shortlist Design Competition Medellín River Park.

Concurso [MEDELLÍN] Colombia
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA, via A57. Ana María Pinzón.
On August 9, 2013 were announced the four finalists in the first round for the Design Competition Medellín River Park (including two Spanish). Within hours, Monday October 7, in a second round, the finalists will present their blueprints for the middle sector designs and October 23 will be announced the winner.

The Madrid Río model is being copied by other cities to regenerate, not always well considered, rivers. Medellin launched a few months Concurso Público Internacional Anteproyecto Urbanístico, Paisajístico, Arquitectónico y sus Estudios Complementarios del Parque del Río Medellín / "...


‘The Images of Architects’ by Valerio Olgiati.

[VIDEO] by Sebastian Carella. 7017OLG. Edited by Valerio Olgiati
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
Book that compiles images selected by 44 architect in different latitudes.

Valerio Olgiati.-

I asked architects to send me important images that show the basis of their work. Images that are in their head when they think. Images that show the origin of their architecture.

In this book we find 44 individual "musées imaginaires". The most unique architects living today each present up to 10 images...


Call for entries. COAL Prize 2014. Paris.

[PAR] France. Deadline.- 05/01/2014
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
The COAL Prize Art and Environment shows the enormous wealth of responses by artists to current environmental issues. Every year, since 2010, the COAL Prize has publicly recognized ten projects linked to environmental issues, which are selected in the framework of an international call for entries in which hundreds of artists from all over the world participate. One of these artists is given the COAL Prize, with an award of 10,000 Euros, by a Jury of well-known specialists in art and ecology. In 2013 the COAL prize on the theme of Adaptation was awarded to Laurent Tixador for his project « Architecture transitoire ».

With an award of 10,000 Euros.


In 2014, the theme of the COAL Prize is PARIS. The French capital has a great many environmental and social issues: pollution, energy, urban sprawl, transport, land, erosion of biodiversity, adaptation to the climate change, etc. A creative approach to ecology is...


BAAN MOOM. Corner House.

[VIDEO] By IF. [Bangkok] Thailand.
metalocus, ÁNGELA SOLÍS.
We present Bann Moon, a fantastic house by the Thai study IF, in Bangkok. A family home where we would like to live up to the corners!

Memory of project.

“Corners for Sharing and Privacy”

This house for a family of five is located on Sukhumvit Rd., Soi 101/1, next to their old house where they had been living since long time ago...


Forest House in the City.

Studio Velocity [Japan].
metalocus, CANDELA OLIVA.
The Forest House in the City is a reflection on the possibilities of architecture when it reacts to the constraints of limited site area. Japanese office Studio Velocity finds inspiration in the way that plants, their stems and leaves adapt to the surrounding plants as they grow. This way, every decision of the project responds to its context, from the perimeter of the house to the size of the windows and how they open, the arrangement of rooms, the location and size of furniture, or the types of foliage in the garden.

Memory of the project.

Creating Architecture in the Way that Plant’ s Ecosystems Adapt Themselves to the Surrounding Environment....



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