Pani Community Center in Bangladesh, by SchilderScholte architecten.

[Rajarhat] Bangladesh
metalocus, ÁNGEL BLANCO.
The Dutch Pani Foundation commissioned SchilderScholte architects to design an educational building in the north Bengal town of Rajarhat. The architects couple embraced this pro bono assignment coming from ideological motives and knowledge sharing. The building serves as a community centre for folks from the region, aged from toddlers to elder people.

The project, designed by  SchilderScholte architecten, is realization of a regional vocational school, consisting of classrooms, a workshop with a shop, a collective toilets with courtyard and water pump for the local residents. The entire project is only realized with local builders and materials, lots of crafts, as well as no electricity. Everything under one large corrugated iron roof supported...


Images by BIG and Heatherwick Studio for Google’s headquarters

[VIDEO] Google's Proposal for North Bayshore [Mountain View - California] USA EE.UU.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
First images have been unveiled of BIG and Heatherwick Studio’s design for Google’s Mountain View headquarters.

Two days ago we featured breaking news with the new Google’s Mountain View headquarters by by Bjarke Ingels at BIG and Thomas Heatherwick at Heatherwick Studio will lead to a better way of working.



White Portuguese in Arrifana by Pedro Henrique.

[Arrifana] Portugal.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
A triangular plot is the starting point of Pedro Henrique for the design of this house in Arrifana, from which appear different white volumes in constant dialogue with each other to result in the final form.

The house designed by Pedro Henrique is located in Arrifana, quite close to a bigger village from which it still depends on, despite it retains its own identity. For the design of the house, the architect turn to a "play of volumes brought together in light", as the Le Corbusier would say, and never...


The Netherlands’ Sikkens Prize 2015 Awarded to David Chipperfield.

Sikkens Foundation
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Architecture, Prizes
On Sunday 29 March the British architect David Chipperfield will be presented with the Sikkens Prize. The Sikkens Prize is one of the oldest independent art prizes in the Netherlands. The prize was established in 1960 and previous winners include Gerrit Rietveld, Le Corbusier, Donald Judd, HEMA and Bridget Riley. All were recognized for their revolutionary use of colour in their work.

David Chipperfield is the 36th winner of the Sikkens Prize. One of the projects praised by the jury is the Neues Museum in Berlin.

According to the jury: ‘Chipperfield’s...


Sala em pala by Nuno Melo Sousa.

[Penafiel] Portugal.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
Architecture, Projects
Nuno Melo Sousa takes advantage of the inner courtyard to design a small construction which will house a living space linked to the adjacent dwelling, whose activity do not have to be interrupted for the construction of the project.

The proposal by Nuno Melo Sousa also plays with geometry in order to adapt the project to the always difficult situation of working with an inner courtyard. The geometric game turns into a volumetric game with which configure the modules that are linked among themselves in order to house the all proposed program.

To be...


José Dávila. Dreaming tension of matter.

Travesía Cuatro Gallery [MAD] Spain 27.2>30.04.2015
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
The show features a suite of sculptures engaging with man’s unrelenting struggle against gravity. Bringing together different strands related to his interests in architecture, minimalism and the history of art, the sculptures in this project arrest a moment of suspension that enables us to better appreciate the politics of balance. Inspired by his fascination with the physical phenomenon involved, Dávila maintains the tension in a series of compositions that transmit an ominous tranquillity. The apparent calm of the sculptures is the result of a balance of forces, the support and the natural tendency to fall to earth.

Today, 27 February Travesía Cuatro Gallery is opening a new project to coincide with José Dávila’s 10 years working with the gallery.

In this edition of the fair, in addition, Jose Davila has been awarded the First Prize NH Collection of Contemporary Art....


Casa Porche in Morales del Vino.

By Julio Pérez Domínguez and Daniel Fernández-Carracedo. [Morales del Vino-Zamora] Spain.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO
Architecture, HOUSING, Projects
Architects Julio Pérez Domínguez and Daniel Fernández-Carracedo are the authors of this lovely and peaceful house in Morales del Vino, a small town in the Spanish province of Zamora. The fantastic pictures were taken by Miguel de Guzmán, great photographer and regular at METALOCUS.

Description of project by its architects.

Did Mies return?


Apple, Google, Facebook, icons on the cities, but, what happen with the citizens?

[Menlo Park-CA] USA
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
To continue this pace and if not change the accessibility to the area in Mountain View, California (yesterday was evident distrust shown by neighbors through their representatives to the news of extension of the headquarters of Google), the area can see as worst fears are transform on a reality.

Yesterday we saw the coldness with which the locals give welcomed the expansion of Google in Mountain View, whose designs are by the architects Thomas Heatherwick and Bjarke Ingels. The news of Google was joining the previous Facebook, which by Mark Zuckerberg declared three years ago...


Thomas Heatherwick and Bjarke Ingels to design Google's new California HQ

[Mountain View - California] USA
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Apple headquarters are moving into a Silicon Valley headquarters building that looks like a spaceship. Facebook is expanding its campus with a new building designed by Frank Gehry. Now it’s Google’s turn; BIG and Heatherwick Studio are collaborating on a new headquarters building for Google in Mountain View, California.

Vía to the New York Times, the pair are working on "a series of canopy-like buildings" for the search giant, which has not been made public the location, but the project have been discussed with...


5 FINALISTS announcement of the 2015 MIES AWARD.

It was just announced this morning the five finalists of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award 2015, in London.

2015 Prize. 5 Finalist works.-

Ravensburg Art Museum, Ravensburg




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