04/07/2014

MONTSE ZAMORANO. 10 Fundamental Photographers. On site. Architecture.

Fundamentals METALOCUS.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
We started this series with a woman photographer and casually end with this tenth article about another woman photographer, Montse Zamorano, of which I'm very glad. She is the youngest in the group and therefore the choice is also a great responsibility for the future. The first pictures I saw by Montse Zamorano reached me when preparing an article about the Shanghai bridges in China, by Pedro Pablo Arroyo, (a very good project by the way which was not enough broadcasted). We published it in on occasion of our tenth anniversary in METALOCUS issue 026.

I didn't have any more contact with her until last June when we casually met in Pamplona, ​​during the 3rd 'Arquitectura y Sociedad' Conference, 'Arquitectura Necesaria". About to attend Vicente Verdú and Álvaro Siza's lectures, I met Montse Zamorano at breakfast. She had been commissioned the...

04/07/2014

International Winners FAD Awards 2014.

FAD Awards. [BCN] 03/07/2014.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO, BELEN CALLEJO
Architecture, Prizes, Projects
For the first time, the International FAD Awards recognise not only quality architecture produced in Spain and Portugal but also in the rest of the world, giving an opportunity to all projects presented before de 29th of January 2014, which were finished before December 2013. The categories are: Architecture, Interior design, City and Landscape, Ephemeral Interventions and Thought and Criticism.

International FAD Awards' first edition chose four equal winners.

 

Puyo Hospital, Puyo (Ecuador).

Authors: Patricio Martinez Gonzalez, Maximià Torruella Castel.
Surveyor: Valeri Consultors - Ardèvol Consultors....

04/07/2014

WINNERS FAD AWARDS 2014.

FAD Award. [BCN] 03/07/2014.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO, BELEN CALLEJO
Architecture, Prizes
Yesterday night took place the award ceremony of Architecture and Design Interior 2014 FAD Prizes at FAD headquarters, Disseny Hub Barcelona. Congratulations to all the winners and to all the special mentions!

In this call 2014, there have been 381 presented works among which 60 were selected by the jury. The selected proposals stand out for avoiding the objectual architecture and understand the area context in order to understand their conditions properly.  For the jury has also been very valuable that the proposals will lead a reflection on themselves and how they...

03/07/2014

CALAFELL’S NEW MARKET.

[Calafell, Tarragona] Spain
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Architecture
Calafell Playa has a new municipal market is the starting point of a new nucleus of facilities in a central position, for the town’s growing population. This nucleus will comprise a pre-school centre, an infant and primary school, a civic centre and a library, becoming a vital part of Calafell’s civic and social life.

The market design by Batlle & Roig Architects, is laid out around a large central axis...

03/07/2014

FICARQ 2014, from 15th to 19th July.

[Aviles] Asturias. Spain.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
[Only in Spanish] La segunda edición del Festival Internacional de Cine y Arquitectura de Avilés (FicArq) arranca el próximo 15 de julio. Cinco días de películas, conferencias y mesas redondas para celebrar los puntos de unión entre cine y arquitectura. Con el centro Óscar Niemeyer como base de la programación, FicArq 2014 repasa algunas de las propuestas cinematográficas sobre arquitectura de los últimos meses y abre una ventana desde el norte de España a algunos de los estrenos que están por llegar a la cartelera.

En dos semanas comenzará el único festival de Cine y Arquitectura en España.

 

La sección Arquitecturas filmadas contará con el documental sobre el proceso de reforma y ampliación del RijksMuseum de Amsterdam, hogar de las obras maestras de Vermeer o Rembrandt, ...

03/07/2014

Joan Maragall Library in Barcelona.

By BCQ arquitectura Barcelona. [BCN] Spain.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO
Architecture, Projects
Joan Maragall Library in Barcelona, by architecture office BCQ, opened to the public. The project is built under an already existing garden and formed by 'light and silence patios' and 'books and knowledge patios', as the authors explain, which produce bright, lively spaces and invite guests to read and study.

The motto with which the project was presented, by ...

03/07/2014

Storefront TV / Call for Pilots.

[NY] USA.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
After the exciting inaugural Storefront TV season in Fall 2013, Storefront for Art and Architecture announces the launch of a second season with a Call for Pilots, inviting proposals of original television programs and web series. All selected pilot programs will be taped at Storefront for Art and Architecture in front of a live studio audience and broadcasted online. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through August 20, 2014.

Interested parties should submit a proposal using this form on or before August 20, 2014.

About Storefront TV

Storefront TV is an online channel focused on the...

02/07/2014

Burckhardt, Price and Fun Palace. An interview with Hans Ulrich Obrist.

[VIDEO] Pavilion of Switzerland at Venice Biennale. [VEN] Italy.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Architecture
An interview with Hans Ulrich Obrist at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition (national particpation of Switzerland: "Lucius Burckhardt and Cedric Price. A stroll through a fun palace").

The Swiss Pavilion in Venice, just round the corner from the main entrance to the 'Giardini publici' exhibition site, was set up by architect Bruno Giacometti in 1951/52 and is in the possession of the Swiss Confederation. The layout is based on the original functional division into sculpture room, graphics room and the skylit...

02/07/2014

ALFONSO QUIROGA. 10 Fundamental Photographers. On site. Architecture.

Fundamentals METALOCUS.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
With Alfonso Quiroga we get to the final stages of our series, the next-to-last instalment. We come back to the centre, to Madrid. Quirogais passionate about photography and it can be noticed in the way he speaks to us about it: "Photography is part of my life in a natural way. It is my profession, but I am also a passionate. Meaning, I have a dark room in my studio, cameras of the nineteenth century that I use, I researched old processes, and put them into practice... And that is why I also value and know the most advanced digital techniques that are helping me on a daily basis".

His career is more extensive than that of others. After 20 years dedicated to advertising and art photography, an ambitious industrial photography commissioned...

02/07/2014

House interior remodelation in Toledo by Romero Vallejo.

By Romero Vallejo. [Toledo] Spain.
metalocus, BELÉN CALLEJO.
The study Romero-Vallejo presents a interior reform in Toledo, where they combine the traditional scheme with contemporary elements, using singular materials in carpentry, furniture, kitchen...

Refreshing, the set of different pavements proposed by architects, that depending on the room as if it were a new carpet they propose a pavement with different geometries and colors in every room of this inner remodeling.

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