04/04/2013

SOMOS LUZ (WE ARE LIGHT). Crossroads Panamá. 2013.

By BOA MISTURA. [El Chorrillo] Panama.
metalocus, JUAN SOLERA.
We present the latest project by Boa Mistura that has been developed, one more time from the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. The community of neighbors has taken part in the project of their own building which runs from the façade to the inside for the enjoyment of neighbors and passersby.

"Somos Luz" ("We are Light") is the message painted on 50 houses at the building Begonia I in the neighborhood of El Chorrillo (Panama City). It´s been made by spanish artists collective Boa Mistura with the neighbors help.

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04/04/2013

Moscow Polytechnic Museum by Studio Fuksas + SPEECH

[Moscow] Russia.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
Italian architects Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas with SPEECH have won the prestigious international competition for the design of the Moscow Polytechnic Museum and Educational Centre in Moscow. The new complex—slated for completion by 2017—will occupy a 31,403 square-meter plot of land in Sparrow Hills, about 10 km from the Red Square, which includes several monumental buildings built in the socialist classical style, such as Moscow State University.

International competition for the "Moscow Polytechnic Museum and Educational Centre", Russia, won by Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas architects + Speech

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03/04/2013

Alt cómic book. Una aproximación a la arquitectura

By Ángel Luis Tendero.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
A journey in which the author analyzes issues like space and form using his drawings and a simple and accessible language. "Alt cómic book. Una aproximación a la arquitectura" begins its presentation as follows

"Those who know a little about ALT architecture place us as a media phenomenon with an astonishing mass of people following our work on Facebook. In fact, we are the most followed architecture office in the world, with nearly one million followers in early 2013 ... "

In his presentation Ángel Luis Tendero, supported in this amazing media...

03/04/2013

SOU FUJIMOTO AT CÍRCULO. EVOLVING IDEAS: Primitive Future.

Círculo de Bellas Artes [MAD] Spain. 08/04/2013
metalocus, PEDRO NAVARRO
Architecture
Sou Fojimoto be in Madrid next Monday April 8 at 19.30 pm in the Hall of Columns the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid, c/ Alcalá, 42.

First was at ETSAM SOU FUJIMOTO. "Primitive Future" (29/11/2010), after at Europea University SOU FUJIMOTO. "Primitive Future". (04/10/2011) and now at...

03/04/2013

CINE 32.

[VIDEO] By ENCORE HEUREUX. [Auch] France.
metalocus, SERGIO CIDONCHA.
The french architects Nicola Delon and Julien Choppin have designed a very striking and interesting project, CINE 32, it has 5 projection rooms to accommodate 847 spectators. In this project they have analyzed and studied all the elements, from the different projection rooms, interior spaces, bathrooms, offices until it signage. We invite you to see the article and if you urge, you can go to Auch to see a movie in this cinema...

Memory of project.

To built a five rooms cinema for CINE 32 association has to answer some challenges. What else than a shoe box as you find in suburban territory? What kind of identity would suit to a meeting point, place of discoveries, debates and diversity? What...

02/04/2013

ABC DBAYEH MALL FAÇADE by nARCHITECTS.

[Beirut] Lebanon
metalocus, PEDRO NAVARRO
Architecture, Design
New York based architecture studio nARCHITECTS has completed construction of the facades for the 450,000 sq.ft. (41,806 m²) of the ABC Dbayeh department store, a Beirut landmark for Beirut’s oldest and most important department brand.

This project provides a 300,000sf (27871m²) addition and a new facade for the existing 200,000sf (18,581m²) building. Turning various constraints into opportunities, the project creates a cohesive assembly of disparate parts: four volumes step down the sloped site, terminating in a backlit laser cut aluminum screen on a prominent highway bordering the Mediterranean Sea.

The screen reduces heat gain on the building...

02/04/2013

IDEAS CITY

New Museum [NYC] USA. 01–04/05/2013.
metalocus, PEDRO NAVARRO
The New Museum and the Executive Committee of IDEAS CITY announced today that the second IDEAS CITY Festival will take place in downtown Manhattan from May 1–4, 2013. IDEAS CITY was founded in 2011 by the New Museum, New York, as an unprecedented collaborative initiative that involves hundreds of arts, education, and community organizations in an ongoing, multi-platform discussion on the future of cities around the globe. Guided by the belief that arts and culture are essential to the continued health and vitality of urban centers everywhere, IDEAS CITY partners work together to exchange ideas, propose solutions, share with the public, and effect change.

EXPLORING THE THEME OF “UNTAPPED CAPITAL”
 
VAST NETWORK OF PARTICIPANTS WILL TRANSFORM DOWNTOWN MANHATTAN INTO A HUB OF CREATIVE THINKING AND ACTION VIA A GLOBAL CONFERENCE OF LEADERS, SCORES OF PUBLIC PROJECTS, WORKSHOPS, EXHIBITIONS, AND A STREET FESTIVAL DEVOTED TO URBAN INNOVATION AND IDEAS FOR THE FUTURE.

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02/04/2013

Architects at Studio Fuksas.

METALOCUS-[JOB]
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
Architecture, JOBS, Urbanisme
Architecture firm Studio Fuksas requires architects to join its offices in Paris, France and Rome, Italy.

Architects. France and Italy

Studio Fuksas is seeking a number of architects to join its Rome and Paris office. Studio Fuksas is a leading international architectural firm with a proven record of delivering acclaimed projects; it has been playing an important role in the international architectural context since the 1980’s.

You will be responsible for the following:

  • provide creative design solutions at any stages of the projects
  • ...
02/04/2013

Casillo Headquarters.

By Alvisi Kirimoto + Partners. [Corato,Bari] Italy.
metalocus, JUAN SOLERA.
Architecture, Projects
The headquarters of the Italian group Casillo are located in the industrial fabric of the Italian city of Corato. The architectural studio of Alvisi Kirimoto + Partners has been in charge of designing the building as a rectangular box-shaped body, a single block built in order to provide the proper work environment.

Project description.

The new Casillo Headquarters are located in the outskirts of the city of Bari, Italy, in itsindustrial zone. The surface area of the intervention is of approximately 6,000 squaremeters, part of which will be dedicated to green areas, parking lots...

02/04/2013

"Jose Luis Sert / A Nomadic Dream" at Fundació Joan Miró

[VIDEO] Fundació Joan Miró [BCN] 04/04/2013
metalocus, PEDRO NAVARRO
Architecture, VIDEO
We've been reporting the launch and premier in Cambridge at Harvard University. Now comes the premiere of the documentary "Jose Luis Sert / A Nomadic Dream" at Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, next thursday. Do not miss, it for free.

"I have my life divided in chapters that carry names of cities: Barcelona, Paris, New York and Boston –a nomadic life with too many changes– but no dull moments." J. L. Sert.

Dates.- Thursday 4 April,  at 7:00 pm.
Venue.- Auditorio de la Fundació Joan Miró. Parc de Montjuïc s/n. 08038 Barcelona.

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