HALLMARK House for Johannesburg by David Adjaye.

Maboneng [Johannesburgo] South Africa
metalocus, DANIEL MADERA.
Architecture, HOUSING
HALLMARK HOUSE is the new residential offer in Maboneng. It is to privately developed urban neighbourhood on the east side of Johannesburg CBD. A reform designed by Jonatán Liebmann of Propertuity and the architect David Adjaye of Adjaye Associates in collaboration with Arup Engineers and Mace Project Managers. Liebmann and Adjaye have got accommodated in the building.

Adjaye Associates has just presented the project of transformation of a older building of 17 plants, placed in the district central of business and constructed originally in the decade of 1970. According to his promoters, it represents the beginning of a new chapter in the history of the African architecture...


"Habitual". Lecture by Ted'A.

Ted'A. Foros Esarq 2015.- A Matter of Things [BCN] Spain 23.03.2015
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Architecture, Conferences
On Monday, in Barcelona, Ted'A, TED’A, an Up-and-Coming Young Mallorcan Studio will give the lecture “Habitual” being part of Lecture Series Foros ESARQ 2015: “A Matter of Things”.

According to Ted’A, architecture is only socially and artistically relevant when it understands and reflects on the past.

In their lecture, Irene Pérez and Jaume Mayol will use their works and references to describe their unique universe and architecture, which has close ties to traditional values. It is an...


AZPML wins Austro Control Headquarters Tower Vienna

First Prize. Competition [VIENNA] Austria
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Architecture, Competitions
The AZPML practice , whose principal is Alejandro Zaera-Polo has won Dominique Perrault and Coop Himmelb(l)au in the contest for a 31-storey skyscraper in Vienna. Local firm Geiswinkler & Geiswinkler won second place and LAAC from Innsbruck was named third place in the race for the high-profile ‘Schnirchgasse 11’ office scheme. Rüdiger Lainer, Pichler & Traupmann, BUSarchitektur, Berger + Parkkinen, Delugan Meissl, JSWD Architekten and Hamburg-based Carsten Roth were also shortlisted.

AZPML’s winning design for developer Austro Control features a ‘rhomboidal floorplate’ designed to minimize wind impact and downdraft. The UK-based practice (his principal is Spanish architect, Alejandro Zaera-Polo) teamed up with local firm SHARE Architects to compete for the 115 metre-tall city fringe building.


Extension of The Corning Museum of Glass by Thomas Phifer

By Thomas Phifer and Partners, Corning [NYC] US
metalocus, ALEX DURO
Designed by Thomas Phifer and Partners, the new wing provides visitors with an inspiring, day-lit environment in which to experience contemporary art and design in glass. The wing’s inaugural installations feature 117 works from the Museum’s permanent collection. More than 30 of these works have never before been on public display.

On March 20, The Corning Museum of Glass will open the doors of its new Contemporary Art + Design Wing, the largest space in the world devoted to the display and creation of contemporary art and design in glass by Thomas Phifer and Partners....


WAA wins the competition for the design of 'Am Hirschgarten'

[Munich] Germany.
Wiel Arets Architects has been selected to design the new campus in Munich, Germany, a cluster of four buildings each one with a tower over a plinth.

The design of Wiel Arets Architects is about a campus formed by a group of four buildings each one with tower. The project should be flexible sustainable and with economics construction in order to house residential area in the future.


Timeless beauty of the Alhambra. Jean Laurent vs Fernando Manso

Exhibition. Museo Arqueológico Nacional, [MAD] Spain. 17.03.2015 > 17.05.2015.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
The Museo Arqueológico Nacional gathers together a show of 57 photographs by Jean Laurent and Fernando Manso which makes a journey in parallel, but in different time, through the Alhambra in Granada. The exhibition, which opened recently, can be visited until the 17th of May.

Jean Laurent (1816-1886) and Fernando Manso (Madrid 1961) are the photographers who have portrayed, under a intimate view with a camera, but with a difference of 150 years, the gardens, palaces and the surroundings of the Alhambra. The show gathers 57 photographs which pay tribute to the monumental beauty of the Alhambra and its...


The battle between Princeton-Christopher Eisgruber and Zaera-Polo.

[Princeton - New Jersey] US
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Last October I was having dinner with a friend in Chicago and suddenly I learned the news, Alejandro Zaera-Polo seemed suddenly resign his position as Dean of the Faculty of Architecture at Princeton amid rumors of plagiarism, just one year after have agreed to the charge.

In just one year, the career as Dean of Alejandro Zaera-Polo was cut short by a serious charges, of which we know some letters, an email by Rem Koolhaas, a statement by Zaera and a short answer by Princeton University. The debate was so extreme that almost nobody understood or simply it passed as unknown subject. No one...



Hosted by Blank Space.
This time we extend the information about the winning proposal of 2015 Fairy Tales competition, called "Empty" by Zigeng Wang both in English and translated to Spanish, a personal reflexion on globalization and society evolution to a unsustainable world. We also bring you the second prize as well as the two third prizes with all its graphic information.

This second edition of Fairy Tales has received over 1,200 proposal from 65 countries, whose complete winners we have published previously. Besides, you can see below all the information about the first, second, and two third prizes, including the...



Hosted by Blank Space
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Blank Space, just shared with us, the announcement of this special proposal that explores tales and architecture. Now, the winners Fairy Tales 2015; the second edition of this exceptional and unique ideas competition that challenges participants to produce evocative architectural projects accompanied by stories of fiction. Amazing!!

With over 1,200 participants from 65 countries around the world, the Fairy Tales competition has cemented itself as the largest ideas competition in the industry.

“The stunning quality of the entries testify that architects and designers are eager to think outside the box of traditional formats and expectations, and do so with spectacular results,” say...


Industrial building turned into gallery by O-office Architects.

[Shenzhen] China.
metalocus, DANIEL MADERA.
Really interesting rehabilitation realized by O-office Architects in a former factory of packing which speaks indirectly, on the one hand, about the importance that receives the landscape in Shenzen's region (China) and on the other, about the sensibility that the architects needed at the moment of projecting the intervention.

O-office Architects uses a old factory of packing to build a opened gallery to the landscape surrounding. The intervention was limited to a black steel box, raised, to take advantage of the skylight of the former factory liberating on this way the ground floor to connect it later with the environment. Several ramps connect the building with a suburban road.




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