House in March District by Kitarchitects.

By Kitarchitects, [March District-Schwyz] Switzerland.
metalocus, BELÉN CALLEJO.
This house in a residential area in March District-Schwyzof, Switzerland, is in a a modest sized parcel, whose main concept is to minimize the footprint and adapt it to client’s request for a four-car garage. Kitarchitets uses the entrance as the starting point that creates a seamless transition between inside and outside. Furthermore, the interior is organized as a sequence of open spaces with different degrees of intimacy, light qualities and orientation.



Westonbirt Aboretum building by Glenn Howells Architects.

[Gloucestershire] England.
metalocus, BELEN CALLEJO
Glenn Howells Architects announces it has completed work on the new Biffa Award Welcome Building– at the Forestry Commission’s National Arboretum at Westonbirt. This project is a curved building acts as the gateway to the arboretum situated in Gloucestershire. This project, constructed with Douglas fir and western red cedar timber, gives the opportunity for visitors to learn and contemplate this spectacular landscape heritage.

Description of the project by Glenn Howells Architects.



New building at Albert Einstein High School, by NBJ Architectes.

[Bagnols-Sur-Cèze] France.
metalocus, ROBERTO ALIA
Architecture, Projects
The extension of any older building is an opportunity to rethink about the way it worked, its inner and outer relations, and to improve the experience of its users. In this case, the new volume for this high school in Bagnols Sur Cèze is used for a complete refurbishment of the public space around, and an adaptation for new conditions.

Description of the project by NBJ Architects.

The objective was to think a new spatial organization of the site...


This was not my dream. Redux House.

[VIDEO] by Pedro Kok. [Itatiba] Brazil.
metalocus, ÁNGEL BLANCO.
Architecture, VIDEO
A film by Pedro Kok & Gabriel Kogan, for the 14th Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale.

As an official part of the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale the exhibition at Palazzo Bembo and Palazzo Mora, TIME SPACE EXISTENCE, presents a large combination of architects. More than 100 architects from over 40 countries presented in 2 Venetian Palazzi. Between them, Studio MK27‘s Marcio Kogan has contributed to the exhibition with five videos that portray the daily lives of...


Frank Lloyd Wright in What's My Line?

[VIDEO] from crepehanger47.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Many architects believe that his participation in tv programs do not give the best image. No one refuses to be interviewed by a TV show, where an interviewer asks him about his work, his life and projects. What is clear is that architects dont have the same opinion when participating in popular contests, what some would call, more banal.

Well, even months before the first television broadcast in Spain, Frank Lloyd Wright had no problem in participating (more than half a century ago) in one of those shows, that now you can watch on any TV channel. On June 3, 1956, Wright participated as a mystery guest on an episode of the program...


A New Terminal Under Grand Central: The East Side Access Project.

[NYC] USA. 06.10.2014
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Architecture, TECHNOLOGY
One of the nation’s largest transportation infrastructure projects is currently underway right in the heart of Midtown, New York City, US.

The MTA’s East Side Access Project will bring the Long Island Rail Road into a brand new terminal to be built below—and incorporated into—Grand Central. Join a panel of expert insiders to hear about the grand vision, engineering innovations, and considerable technical challenges behind the new Terminal, expected to open in 2019-2023.

A New...


Havana. Autos and Architecture.

Ivorypress [VIDEO] from Ivorypress.
metalocus, ÁNGEL BLANCO.
Ivorypress presents the book Havana Autos & Architecture by Norman Foster and Mauricio Vicent. This new publication, which is part of the Ivorypress Architecture series, emerged as a result of architect Norman Foster’s trips to Havana over the past ten years.

Norman Foster's visits to Havana over the past ten years have enabled him to meet a variety of Cuban artists and architects. Inspired by his travels, 'Havana. Autos and Architecture' features historic and current photographs that allow the reader to marvel over Cuba's love affair with classic cars. In it, Mauricio Vicent...


Silver Shack - Housing in Sangsu-Dong by Chae-Pereira Architects.

By Chae-Pereira architects. [Seoul] Korea.
metalocus, BELEN CALLEJO
Silver Shack, housing designed by Chae-Pereira Architects in Sangsu-Dong, on the edge of Hongdae, a suburb with laberynthine streets, where coexist low level brick houses with corrugated panel roof shacks. Its context was a stimulating landscape both socially and physically that gave us the start for a design; an ambiguous mass of changing colors and variable depth.

Description of the project by Chae Pereira architects.

A labyrinth of little alleys, a power plant, slum houses with corrugated metal roofs;...


Balfron Tower. Pop-up opening of Brutalist tower block, London.

British Brutalism. [LON] UK.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
After the controversial decision generated by the imminent demolition of important buildings of English Brutalism, as Robin Hood Gardens, the Smithson. Within days comes a positive action. For two weeks only, the National Trust is opening Flat 130 in the Balfron Tower, Poplar, to the public. Designed by modernist architect Ernö Goldfinger, and finished in 1967.

Balfron Tower is soon to be refurbished. Just before this begins, Bow Arts Trust has been given the the opportunity to curate a month-long programme of arts and culture to celebrate the life of the building and the people who have lived...


Hacking the Venice Architecture Biennale 2014 through Augmented Reality.

Venice Biennale 2014. [VEN] Italy.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Hacking an architecture exhibition through augmented reality? Yes, there's an app for that.

"Project Source Code" is a digital guerrilla-style exhibition created by architect/artist/researcher Güvenç Özel that lets mobile-device users "hack" key works in Rem Koolhaas' "Elements of Architecture" exhibit currently at the...



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