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

...
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...

03/07/2013

Viewing Pavilion on Hill. Trace Architecture Office.

By Hua Li. [Weihai] Shandong, China.
metalocus, ROBERTO ALIA
Architecture, Projects
Look this project, gives cold, on this landscape and now, in summer, is not it? Perched on the hillside near Weihai, China, this triple viewing pavilion minimizes its impact in the surroundings. Its simple shape divides the experience of viewing in two different levels: downstairs and inside the building, directed views at the main spots in the landscape; on the roof, the outstanding panoramic view of the Yellow Sea.

Project Synopsis.

The pavilion is located in woods on the hill of TashanPark in Weihai, a coastline city in Shandong. To protect the trees in site and offer the view to major sights...

03/07/2013

SBACE MBCC Video short by OMA

[VIDEO] from OMA
metalocus, PEDRO NAVARRO
Architecture, VIDEO
In this special contest, where the last word will be that of the winner, OMA presents a new video with the last images that develop the SBACE MBCC project. Below the video.
03/07/2013

CAPO Italian Restaurant.

By Neri&Hu. [Shanghai] China.
metalocus, Ángela Solís.
We present another project by Neri & Hu, a rehabilitation from a basilica to a restaurant. The architects reinterpret the place like a comic, each vignettes is a room with a special materiality where different uses happen, getting the most of the place and history.

Project Synopsis.

The Basilica, an architectural typology of a bygone era that is all too often reduced to a page in the history book or a stop on the tourist route, is revisited as a design concept for a modern...

02/07/2013

Administrative multifunctional building for Regional Government of Castilla y León.

By Sanchez Gil Arquitectos. [Salamanca] Spain.
metalocus, ROBERTO ALIA
Architecture, Projects
The contrast between the base, black, heavy, and in contact with the access level; and the upper volume, white, light, and used for administrative issues, produce a waterline where relationships between users happen. Inside the building, three patios organises circulations and its running.

Project Synopsis.

The building is located in a residential neighbourhood outlying the east side of the city, on a highly inclined trapezoidal site surrounded, in two of its sides, by a long dividing wall which open the patios of the perimeter residential  buildings. In its lower part,...

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