Nest We Grow, Memu Meadows

4th LIXIL International University Architectural Competition. 158-1 Memu, Taiki-cho, Hiro-gun [Hokkaido] Japan
As first place winners, at the final of the 4th LIXIL International University Architectural Competition in Tokyo, the UC Berkeley Architecture team was invited to construct their winning proposal, "Nest We Grow", in Taiki-cho, Hokkaido, Japan.

Nest we grow was the top prize winner in the 4th LIXIL International University Architectural Competition sponsored by the LIXIL JS Foundation, aimed to seek and review next-generation sustainable housing technology and communicating that...



[Trailer] por Ila Beka Louise Lemoine.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Architecture, VIDEO
Since the couple Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine gained to fame with their documentary film, "Koolhaas House Life" everybody wants to have a film made by these directors. Bjarke Ingels not want to be less and produced "The Infinitie Happiness".

Living Architectures note presents the film in the following terms.- "Inhabiting for about a month the "8 House", by Bjarke Ingels Group, Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine recount in a diary style their subjective experience of living inside this experiment of "vertical village". As a...


Fuensanta House. House Between Party-Walls.

[Ciudad Real] Spain.
On an urban context, in the center of a row-house type block, they were commissioned to build a single house. The plot is located in the southern area of Ciudad Real, in the last growth ring of the city that has not been developed due to the economic crisis of recent years.

The proposal by Muka arquitectura is the first one to emerge in this area from an urban void without any context. There are not surrounding houses, typological references or architectural legacy that could serve at some point as an architectural tool in the design of the house.


Photographs of renewed Sant Pau's Hospital

By David Cardelús . [BCN] Spain.
I must confess that if I decided to photograph the refurbishment of the Sant Pau’s Hospital probably I did it firstly to give answer to the big emotive connections that join me to the Domènech i Montaner’s building and because this has been always the hospital of my district in Barcelona, that is why somehow or other, many of my relatives and friends have visited it to be cured, treated of any disease and others were born or died there.

Recently, the Sant Pau’s Hospital has been refurbished to protect and show all its architectural riches and turns it into the biggest modernist building group in Europe.

Situated few blocks from the Sagrada Familia, the Sant Pau’s Hospital was declared a...


Sohsul Hotel by archigroup ma and 1990 uao architects

[Seoul] South Korea.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
Architecture, Design, Projects
Mies Van der Rohe said "God is in the details". With this idea of the 20th century architecture master as starting point, archigroup ma designs a hotel in Seul in which the details and materials are the project principal elements.

1990 uao summarizes the whole history of architecture as "standing on the ground with your both feet, leaning your back against the wall and keeping your body under ceiling". Floor, wall and ceiling are independant elements, but they are closely linked to each...


Viennese Guest Room by heri&salli

[Vienna] Austria
metalocus, ÁNGEL BLANCO
The project of this guest bedroom is halfway between the minimum, the abstract and the essential. The proposal avoids act on the existing rooms, using only the existing built as a framework and stage space.

The design by heri&salli architects proposes an intervention that retrieves and rehabilitates existing spaces with hardly touch it. The recovery of the details and decoration goes second stage, heri & salli understand the details as the result of the needs and not as an aesthetic result.


Arquitectoma: 30 años de arquitectura en México

[MAD] Spain
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Architecture, Publications
Tomorrow is presented in the Casa de America in Madrid, the book "Arquitectoma: 30 años de arquitectura en México / Arquitectoma: 30 Years of Architecture in Mexico" by the Mexican architect Francisco Martín del Campo Souza.

Since 1983, the architectural firm Arquitectoma has developed several residential and commercial complexes most successful of Mexico. In this book, which includes more than thirty years working in the architecture, the company shares with readers the stories behind the buildings. A publication richly illustrated with photographs, graphics, reproductions of models and plans that provide insight into the...


BLUEPRINT. SO-IL wraps NY's Storefront.

metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
SO-IL has completed an installation on the Storefront façade, ‘shrink wrapping’ the structure in a film of taught, white material. The layer is pierced by apertures built into the Holl's façade, canvassing the city’s corner in a semi-transparent shell. By night, light from Storefront appears as luminous geometries, visible through the semi-transparent film.

‘Blueprint’ is the site’s latest exhibition — curated by Sebastiaan Bremer, Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu of SO-IL, the show invites visitors to survey 50 collected blueprints from architects, artists and designers dating from 1961 to 2013.

“Now, however long a time may pass, according to the eternal laws governing the combinations of this eternal play of...


Kenneth Frampton Doctor by Universidad de Alcalá.

[Alcalá-Madrid] España 28-29.01.2015
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
British architect Kenneth Frampton vested Doctor Honoris Causa by UAH. The academic promoters have been the teachers Rosa Cervera and Fernando Quesada. On Wednesday, January 28, from 12 am, will be held in the auditorium the academic ceremony to mark the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas in the rectorate of the UAH, Colegio de San Ildefonso (Plaza de San Diego s / n, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid).

The event can be followed live via the website of the University (www.uah.es). Kenneth Frampton is considered one of the critics and theorists of the most influential architecture in recent decades and his book, "Critical History of Modern Architecture" is a reference in the world of architecture.

The next...


Office for Architecture Studio and Coworking space.

[La Coruña] Spain.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
This project of remodeling completely updates the ground floor of an ancient building in the old town. The program co-working is increasingly common among young practices and not as young, sharing expenses, profitable infrastructure and have a modern, dynamic and interesting venue for both work as to receive "the coveted customers."

as-built is an architectural, interior design and graphic design practice located in the space "as-built", a coworking space, which has reconverted an old business premises of El Ferrol, updating it and giving a renewed look.




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