08/07/2013

Lolita, office building by Ábalos + Sentkiewicz.

[MAD] Spain.
metalocus, SERGIO CIDONCHA.
Architecture
This building, called Lolita, try to merge the professional activity with the surrounding landscape that encompasses different scales and programs, getting noticed in a very diverse context. The architects are supported by geometry, scale and proportion, besides using different materials to distinguish the project from other office buildings.

Project Synopsis.

This is a commercial building in front of the M40/+A6 loop, with a small park beside, city views to the south and over the mountains to the north. The guiding concept is to create a stimulating working environment offsetting the typical modular and material remains of the office...

08/07/2013

New Gibraltar Airport Terminal.

By bblur architecture with 3DReid. Gibraltar.
metalocus, SERGIO CIDONCHA.
The close proximity of the sea, the Rock of Gibraltar and the Spanish frontier form a set of engaging geographical tensions which create a spectacular setting for the new Gibraltar International Airport. The architects of the new terminal created a building which responds intelligently and sensitively to its site, successfully integrating it into a remarkable landscape whilst simultaneously conceiving an identifiable public space that engages with the exterior.

Project Synopsis.

Gibraltar Airport’s uniquely situated new terminal building is modern, dynamic, transparent and airy. Designed by bblur architecture with 3DReid and NACO, it is a world class facility which has created opportunities for flights from Spain and the...

07/07/2013

Solar Tower by Ábalos+Sentkiewicz Arquitectos.

[Valencia] Spain.
metalocus, SERGIO CIDONCHA.
Architecture
Iñaki and Renata´s project is located in a neighborhood of affordable housing. Dwellings are away from the concept of social housing using curved forms. The tower has 124 dwellings, organized around a core optimized, presenting a double orientation that allows the maximum use bioclimatic of the building, sun exposure and cross ventilation.

Project Synopsis.

The Solar Tower in Sociópolis, Valencia, is born out of the same initial sketch-idea as the La Chapelle Tower, in an attempt to move social housing away from the anonymous recurrent iconographies, exploring the possibilities of a tower which...

07/07/2013

Ahora Arquitectura. Guided tours around Madrid.

[MAD] Spain.
metalocus, CANDELA OLIVA.
Ahora Arquitectura is something different. A group of young architects and historians gather in this association in order to promote and disseminate Architecture, Urbanism and Art. For this they are planning different activities, but for now, we can enjoy their guided tours around the city of Madrid. They are aimed both at experts and amateurs, and they go through many of the masterpieces of old and contemporary Madrid.

Ahora Arquitectura [AA] is a cultural association formed by a group of architects and historians. Our main objective is the promotion and dissemination of Architecture, Urban Planning and Art, as well as the defense and preservation of our cultural heritage.

Through AA we want to convey our passion for Architecture and the full scope related to (Planning, Construction, Engineering, History, Art). We expect our visitors will be able to thoroughly appreciate the...

06/07/2013

Learn The History Of Western Architecture In Under 15 Minutes.

[VIDEO] by Clive Hilton. The Open University.
metalocus, PEDRO NAVARRO
So you’ve only got a few minutes before leaving for that dinner party—you know, one of those semi-informal gatherings of individuals who claim to have enough time in their exciting lives to read lots of books and produce their own zines on the side. Perhaps now is as good a time as ever to brush up on your architectural history, to sound like you know what you’re talking about when the table launches into that heated debate about the state of art and architecture today.

Well, look no further than UK-based distance-learning website The Open University (OU), where you’ll find a helpful set of videos in the aptly titled series “Design in a Nutshell.” By just sitting back, pressing play, and letting Ewan McGregor narrate a series of fast-paced, diagrammatic, and minimally animated cartoons, you can prime yourself with some cursory lessons on all things design from Gothic Revival to Postmodernism in just 15 minutes.

With “Design in...

05/07/2013

Occidens Museum. Pamplona Cathedral.

By Vaillo+Irigaray Architects. [Pamplona] Spain.
metalocus, ÁNGELA SOLÍS.
Vaillo + Irigaray Architects have created and directed the Occidens Museum, a tour of steel into the Pamplona’s cathedral complex, showing the origins of the occident. Recently awarded the International Design, Core77 (NY) as the best exhibition in the world and the European Award of Architectural Heritage Intervention.

Project Synopsis.

OCCIDENS is not an exhibition; it’s a reflection about the West.
West is neither a civilization nor a geography, but a mental territory.

CATHEDRAL COMPLEX II c bC -XIX c
...

05/07/2013

La Seca, "Restauración y Arquitectura Mediterránea Award".

by Meritxell Inaraja. [Ciutat Vella] Barcelona
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
Architecture, Prizes
Meritxell Inaraja, has received the Restoration and Mediterranean Architecture Award, awarded in the Italian city of Naples, for her rehabilitation project of the Former National Mint La Seca for the Joan Brossa Scenic Space in Barcelona

The project is part of the exhibition Vogadors/Arquitectural Rowers, which last year accounted for Catalonia in the 13th edition of the Venice Architecture Biennale. Today, you can visit the exhibition at Fabra i Coats - Centre of Contemporary Art in Barcelona.

The award, valued projects addressing the theme of Mediterranean architecture, restoration, rehabilitation and preservation...

05/07/2013

Product design, Spatial design and Interns at Nendo.

METALOCUS-[JOB] [TOK] Japan.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
Architecture, JOBS
Nendo is currently recruiting staff for the following areas: Product design, Spatial design and Interns, at its Tokyo office.

Product design, Spatial design and Interns.
Tokyo, Japan.

  

Product design

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04/07/2013

Under the water. Viewpoint by Westpol.

[Vöcklabruck] Austria
metalocus, PEDRO NAVARRO
Architecture, Urbanisme
A small path leading to a small promontory in the middle of a pond, this path is bounded on either side by two concrete walls. The trail descends down to a circular enclosure where the promontory is used as a informal seat and where the visitor has the visual level of the water near, a simple gesture that displaces the common viewpoint to see the pond. A change of perspective that adds value to the landscape.

This intervention, designed by  Westpol, in 2007, allows visitors to have a different view. The project is located in Vöcklabruck, Austria.

Author.- Westpol. Landschafts Architektur.
Client.- LGS Vöcklabruck GmbH.
Status.- Completed 2007.

04/07/2013

Ibarra Sports Center.

By Asier Acuriola, Fernando Bajo. [Guipúzcoa] Spain.
metalocus, SERGIO CIDONCHA.
Given the importance of sport in our lives, we teach you a sports project. This sports center located in Guipúzcoa adapts to the place organized through two superposed bodies, where the lower body represents strength and endurance and upper body represents the lightness, this feature is argued with materials, textures and even with the program, because the water equipment are situated at the upper level and the total program are situated in the lower level. We stand out, that despite the complexity of the program, the project interacts well with the urban and natural environment.

Project Synopsis.

ituation.

The sports facility is located on the demolition site of the old sports center building, located at...

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