22/04/2013

Kunsthal goes Green! or Security problems?

[Rotterdam] The Netherlands.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
The Kunsthal Rotterdam will close from June to October 2013 for planned reconstruction works. Kunsthal goes Green! or Security problems? Because on October 16, 2012, seven paintings were stolen from the museum. The paintings included one Picasso, two Claude Monet, one Paul Gauguin, one Matisse, one Lucian Freud and one Jacob Meijer de Haan.

"Plans to make the Kunsthal - built in 1992 - more sustainable, energy sufficient and environmentally friendly have been in the works since 2009. To this end, the Kunsthal is closed from June till the end of October 2013. Apart from the rebuilding works, the Kunsthal's main entrance will be repositioned and the technical installation will be renewed. The Kunsthal, the municipality of Rotterdam - the owner of the building - and...

22/04/2013

Crescent House by Andrew Burns.

Fugitive Structures. SCAF Project 16 [Sydney] Australia. 22/03-14/09/2013
metalocus, PEDRO NAVARRO
'Crescent House' is the first in an annual series of temporary pavilions to be installed at Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation in Paddington, Sydney. The aim of this 'Fugitive Structures' program is to engage a wide audience with architectural thought.

Two arcs are set within an apparently simple rectilinear form. The arcs bisect, creating a pair of infinitely sharp points and a threshold to the space beyond. This combination of fragility and robustness seeks to charge the conversations within the space with a particular quality.

The structure has an ambiguous presence; between architecture and art object....

22/04/2013

Licensed Architect. SOSH Architects.

[NYC] U.S.A.
metalocus, PEDRO NAVARRO
Architecture, JOBS
SOSH Architects are always looking for talented and experienced designers and architects to complement our Atlantic City and New York City staff. If you are interested in a full-time, part-time, or intern position with SOSH Architects, please submit your resume, salaryrequirements, and cover letter to our Human Resources Department. sosh@sosharch.com

SOSH Architects at Midtown Manhattan office is seeking full-time Licensed architect with min. 7 + years  experience in all aspects of design and production for hospitality projects, must be able to develop documents from design concept in Revit and ACAD. Hands on architectural capabilities plans, sections, elevations and details and  excellent communication skills both Written and verbal are a must....

20/04/2013

CAMPO BAEZA recipient of the ARNOLD W. BRUNNER MEMORIAL PRIZE 2013

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS AND LETTERS
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
The Spanish architect Alberto Campo Baeza is the recipient of the ARNOLD W. BRUNNER MEMORIAL PRIZE 2013 by the AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS AND LETTERS. After the PRITZKER, this is the most prestigious award handed down by the American Architects.

This is the fourth major prize Alberto Campo Baeza receives this year. Having picked up the UPM Prize for Excellence in Teaching in Madrid on January 25th and the Heinrich Tessenow Gold Medal in Hamburg on January 30th, and the International Award Architecture in Stone 2013 on April, in Verona, he will travel to New York in May to receive this latest prize.

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19/04/2013

Architecture MAUSHAUS.

Introduction course to architecture for children 5-10 years. By Guggenheim Bilbao. [BILBAO] Spain.
metalocus, LAURA CANTO.
"From your city to nature", is titled this activity developed by Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao and carried out by Anabel Carlos Varona and Arruti, architects of studio Rulot and creators of Maushaus, through which it stimulates children's spacial curiosity.

Introduction course consists of 11 progressive workshops as the previous one, and is developing during months of April, May and June and it reflects on basic architectural concepts and live as a natural phenomenon through drawings, models, films and games.

In this way children are introduced to the essence of architecture, in the observation of nature that surrounds the city and its built environment.

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18/04/2013

Hydro Electric Powerstation by Becker architekten.

By Becker architekten. [Kempten] Germany.
metalocus, SERGIO CIDONCHA.
The architecture office Becker architekten designed a Hydro Electric Powerstation in the city of Kempten. The project develops through a volume that is submerged in the river Iller. The project has a double function that is used as a continuous track parallel to the river for the use and enjoyment of the public, where they can observe the tranquility of the water in calm or the movement of water when the hydro electric powerstation begins the activity.

Memory of project.

On the left banks of the river Iller a new, highly efficient hydro – electric powerstation substituted an older powerstation from the Fifties by now supporting approximately 3000 households with 10,5 million kilowatt – hours of...

18/04/2013

"Espacios de insurgencia / Insurgency spaces" by Carlos Hernández.

METALOCUS "F" "In Focus.
metalocus, JUAN SOLERA.
METALOCUS presents the last work of the series dedicated to photographers working in our cities, this time we show the work of the Spanish photographer Carlos Hernandez. Our series "In Focus" about photography, in its second article, shows some images of singular spots of the cities such as the cementery of Enric Miralles and Carme Pinós or sculpture works by Chillida.

Carlos Hernández uses the climber´s action within the urban context to create a series of black and white images in which the exterior visual context comes to an abstraction. This view makes our attention to be focused only in the action that takes place between the urban element and the climber, to allow a way for a personal interpretation of what urban spaces may become for each of us.

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18/04/2013

OMA to Masterplan southern neighbourhood of Bordeaux

[Bordeaux] France
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
This week new project for OMA, because has been commissioned to design a masterplan for a major new urban development south of Bordeaux (FR), based on the expansion of the local tram system. The project, led by OMA associate Clement Blanchet and commissioned by La Fabrique Métropolitaine de la Communauté Urbaine de Bordeaux, aims to regenerate the neighborhoods of Bègles and Villenave d'Ornon, forging new connections to Bordeaux's central station.

The masterplan will create a new urban strategy for better integration of the tramline into this part of the city, thus unlocking potential in terms of both city development as well as new public space. The design will be executed over the coming five years and is conceived as part of the new identity for the "Porte Sud de Bordeaux" (Bordeaux south gate).

"We took the tramway extension as...

17/04/2013

"Precious Boxes" Relojería Alemana in Port Adriano.

By OHLAB. [Mallorca] Spain.
metalocus, SERGIO CIDONCHA.
On other occasions we have presented excellent works by Paloma and Jaime, and so is the following. We want to share with you the new space for the emblematic firm space "Relojeria Alemana" designed by OHLAB. The architects reflect on the luxury and they propose a game of appearances where the things are not what they seem using different materials. The new jewelry is composed of 5 Boxes Precious leaving spaces between them for possible temporary exhibitions. A really great project. j2b

Memory of project.

The new store for the legendary "Relojeria Alemana" is located in Port Adriano, the new marina recently designed by Philippe Starck in the southwest of Mallorca.

The program is compressed into five “...

17/04/2013

¿DÓNDE VAS COAM?

[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.

¿DÓNDE VAS COAM?

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...

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