[OPINION] Portada [Only in Spanish]
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
Con este artículo de Opinión venimos a reforzar una de las secciones, que mediante otras vías, como nuestro conocido In Treatment, se ha popularizado y que recientemente hemos singularizado desde la nueva página de entrada a METALOCUS. Ayer recibimos un bombardeo por internet de todas las actividades del COAM, algunas interesantes, así que decidimos publicar primero este artículo. Gracias a todos.


Acabo de enterarme de que hay nuevas elecciones en el COAM, apenas llegan noticias de actividades así que se reproduce el milagro de las apariciones (ayer masivas) de actividades y correo, cuando llegan las elecciones. No se trata de entrar en un debate sobre quién es el mejor candidato, creo que ese es un debate agotado, creo que el debate, vistos los...


Contemporary Art Center in Córdoba.

By Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos. [Córdoba] Spain.
metalocus, JUAN SOLERA.
The Contemporary Art Center is located in the city of Cordoba, next to the banks of the Guadalquivir river. The admiration of how spaces have been generated in the past at this city has led to a development of a building system. Based on the hexagon as a geometric pattern, the workshop rooms, exhibition halls and laboratories are arranged as a contiguous sequence of spaces.

Memory of project.

Architecture nourishes itself constantly from images hidden in our memory, ideas which become sharp and clear and unexpectedly mark...


The 2013 Pulitzer Prize Winners Criticism

The 2013 Pulitzer Prize Winners
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
Kennicott, 47, won the award — considered journalism’s highest honor — for articles assessing a photographic exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery, an architect’s work at the National Building Museum and an essay on graphic and violent photographic images, among others.

For distinguished criticism, using any available journalistic tool, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

Awarded to Philip Kennicott of The Washington Post for his eloquent and passionate essays on art and the social forces that underlie it, a critic who always strives to make his topics and targets relevant to readers.


Restricted Project Competition Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes.

Competition [BCN] Spain.
metalocus, PEDRO NAVARRO
It published the bidding rules for remodeling Glòries Catalanes Square in Barcelona.

[Only in Spanish] El Ayuntamiento de Barcelona, a través de BIMSA, ha hecho públicas las bases "Concurso de Proyectos Restringido el Proyecto Urbano del Espacio Libre de la plaza de las Glòries Catalanes de la Ciudad de Barcelona", que tiene por objetivo recuperar el carácter central que Cerdà había proyectado para la plaza, ordenar los nuevos equipamientos previstos en el ámbito, generar un gran espacio abierto de 13 hectáreas y acabar con el carácter...


Mark Lascelles Thornton.

Mark Lascelles Thornton [VIDEO].
With just a Rotring Isograph pen on arches paper, artist Mark Lascelles Thornton completed this scrupulously detailed architectural drawing project titled “The Happiness Machine”. Each sheet represents a city – such as Chicago, Shanghai, London and New York – and is stylized in red and gray ink.

Mark Lascelles Thornton is an english artist who has a gift for rotring drawings and on a simple blank paper he is able to create real artworks. In addition to the meticulous detail of the buildings, the work is even more amazing considering the scale: the final piece will spread across eight panels measuring 8 by 5 feet.

His last work called The Happiness Machien puts together eight panels made with rotring Isograph pen and...



Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA with text by JAVIER MADERUELO
Architecture, Urbanisme
Congratulations to Gonçalo Ribeio Telles has just been awarded with the Prize, Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe. The award, known as the 'Nobel' of landscape architecture, equivalent to the Pritzker Architecture Prize, which already have two other Portuguese Álvaro Siza Vieira and Eduardo Souto de Moura, was unveiled on Wednesday and was delivered in Auckland, new Zealand, during the Congress of the International Federation of Landscape Architects. Javier Maderuelo wrote for METALOCUS 024 an exceptional text in 2009. We present below a resume of the same, I think is the best presentation of Gonçalo Ribeio Telles.


Quinta of Marquês de Pombal - The Garden of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.



BIG to Design EUROPA CITY in Paris

BIG Group (Copenhague / NYC)
metalocus, PEDRO NAVARRO
Groupe Auchan chooses danish architecture BIG to design EuropaCity an urban landscape hybrid of culture leisure and retail carved into the landscape of the Triangle de Gonesse.

Combining city development with an open landscape, Europa City creates a dynamic center of activity for visitors and residents, appealing to the variety of functions of city life.  Europa City is situated along the route from Charles de Gaule Airport to Paris and has a wide range of programs that is part of a larger initiative to attract international tourism into the northern parts of Paris.


Urban Collage.

By Edouard François. [Champigny-sur-Marne] France.
metalocus, LAURA CANTO.
Architecture, HOUSING
An unexpected housing proposal is posed by Edouard François in his residential project, located in one of the neighborhoods near the city-town of Champigny-sur-Marne in Les Mordacs France, is able to integrate a housing program with a commercial use of small-scale stores, managing to end growing demand of houses for people in the region.

Memory of project.

At Champigny-sur-Marne, respect of the context and the refusal to interpret it led us to take a unique position. The site is a grand ensemble that was built in the 1970's : a large zone of housing filled with towers and multi-story housing blocks near the old town center. The...


Sunshade Competition

IFAC team. [BUR] spain 27/04/2013. 5-14/08/2013
metalocus, PEDRO NAVARRO vía Natalia Bravo
Architecture, Competitions
We received this interesting proposal, the “Sunshade Competition”, organized by IFAC2013-Festival Internacional de Arte y Construcción. The object of the competition consist on designing a itinerant textil sunshade device in order to build it in a summer workshop at IFAC from 4 to 15 August, 2013 in Covarrubias (Spain).

The programme is simple, around 70/100 square meters of an opened light shadow device.

Sunshade competition Awards.-

-          Ifac Jury Award:

The winner proposal team will develope their workshop in the International...


Clorindo Testa 1923-2013

[BS AS] Argentina. 11/04/2013
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA and text by MARTÍN MARCOS
This Thursday April 11 died at 89 years the architect Clorindo Testa. When I first visited Buenos Aires in 1994, after being invited in Montevideo, my friends advised me not to fail to visit the National Library and in particular the Bank of London. With this first trip I brought from there a big bag of things and certainly one of most important thing was unforgettable vision of these buildings. Marcos Martín sent us a brief and excellent text about this master, Clorindo Testa, below.

Arquitecto Clorindo Testa (1923-2013) (Only in Spanish)

Un creador entre Apolo y Dionisio.

by Martín Marcos....



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