03/10/2014

A zoom into Architecture by Federico Babina.

Architectural Ilustration by Federico Babina.
metalocus, BELEN CALLEJO
These images by Federico Babina shows the essence of some emblematic architectural works, 23 small pieces that build what is not seen. Outline an architecture through a narrow viewpoint that turns it into a movie poster that shows the author and his work.

Federico Babina in his work Archizoom, shows us these suggestive and insinuating posters that leave the imagination and allows us to recognize the architect author of these works.

"As with a zoom lens of a camera I approached some architectural works in order to depict a detail or...

03/10/2014

Knot House unfolds by Atelier Chang.

Resort [Geoje Island] South Korea.
metalocus, ÁNGEL BLANCO
How can architecture achieve seamless spatial connection between outdoor landscape and indoor living space without boundary? To answer that question, we have to stop separating the building versus the ground. Rather, imagine a surface that originates from the landscape, which eventually forms a knot to create an enclosure. The wild landscape floods into the terrace, generates patterns of the herb garden, and gradually reaches the interior in a seamless manner. The project brings multiple advantages from the real-estate point of view. At first, multiple units can be built for ownership as well as for hospitality to generate constant income. Many years after, they can be easily converted and sold as residential units. The design itself takes account of adaptability throughout the life span of the building.

The Knot House introduces a new ecological lifestyle by combining farming and culture of tea. In the terrace garden, one can pick up fresh herbs to bring in to the house and make fresh tea for relaxation. It brings a small pleasure of production for the city dwellers who are only used to consume. Where the garden ends is a bathtub that submerges into the same landscape. The water used for bathing feeds back into the by watering the herb garden throughout the...

03/10/2014

De Passerel by JDWA – Johan De Wachter Architects.

By JDWA. [Apeldoorn] The Netherlands.
metalocus, BELEN CALLEJO
July 2014 JDWA project De Passerel in Apeldoorn has been completed. De Passerel House, formed with two barns, includes twelve group homes for people with a mental disability. The project marks the informal route that crosses the whole neighbourhood and introduces in the garden a place for vegetable gardens used by the new residents.

Description of the project by JDWA...

02/10/2014

La Ascension del Señor Church by AGi architects, Winners WAF 2014.

Individual Categories; Completed Buildings Religion. [SEV] Spain.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Architecture, Prizes
“La Ascensión del Señor” Church, located in Seville, Spain, has been recognized with the First Prize at the World Architecture Festival (WAF) in the Completed Buildings Religious category, in which it has competed against other four finalists from the Netherlands, Israel and Singapore.

The architectural proposal designed by AGi architects for this Catholic Church, that is integrated into a newly established residential area in Seville, has been led by Spanish architects Joaquin Perez-Goicoechea and Salvador Cejudo. The work was completed and blessed in September 2013, being part of the planned facilities for the area.

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02/10/2014

INTERNATIONAL MADRID ARCHITECTURE WEEK, MADRID 2014.

SEMANA DE LA ARQUITECTURA [MAD], 03/10-12/10/2014.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
Architecture
Another year comes to Madrid the International Architecture Week, this year in its eleventh edition, organized by the city of Madrid, COAM and COAM Foundation. Throughout more than a week different buildings and institutions of the capital will host activities and events relatives to architecture to which we invite you to participate.

Coinciding with the start of October the International Architecture Week starts in Madrid. This edition will last more than a week, unlike other years, and will feature activities, tours, debates and other activities to bring to specialized audiences, and non specialized, the work of past and present architects.

The opening events will take place on October 3rd in LASEDE COAM where you can also visit the exhibition 'Souto de...

02/10/2014

Victoria Beckham flagship store by Farshid Moussavi.

36 Dover Street. [LON] UK.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Architecture, Design
The architect Farshid Moussavi has create the first flagship store for Victoria Beckham, the first physical retail space by the brand, at existing Georgian building in the London's West End.

Located in a tiny shopping enclave on 36 Dover Street, -just up the road from Comme des Garcons' Dover Street Market, London- is Victoria Beckham’s first store occupying 561 square-meter. The Georgian frontage of the store is designed as a simple glass front with no window displays that offers passers by and customers a full view into the store.

Visitors enter...

02/10/2014

After Downtown Dreams, Guggenheim Plans to Expand in New York.

[VIDEO] by Guggenheim Museum. [NY] USA.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Architecture, Art
Once upon a time, New York was excited, entranced and anxious for a new Guggenheim Museum on the East River in Lower Manhattan. Can you even imagine it now? Half a million square feet of exhibition space, a new bastion of culture on the tip of the island.

However the 9/11 and the global economic downturn canceled the Frank Gehry-designed museum downtown. Since then, the Guggenheim Foundation has planned some outposts internationally as Abu Dhabi but all the action in New York has gone down at the current location on 88th Street.

Now, new news has come out and The Art...

01/10/2014

Centrocentro Cibeles and Semana de la Arquitectura.

XI Edición de la semana de la Arquitectura. [MAD] Spain. 3.10.14 > 11.10.14.
metalocus, BELEN CALLEJO
CentroCentro Cibeles presents the nineteenth edition of Architecture week in Madrid. Each year, Centrocentro presents the celebrations about architecture organized by the COAM and planning a series of activities from 3 to 11 of October.

The architecture is a transversal line of the CentroCentro Cibeles programming. Each year, Centrocentro presents the celebrations about architecture organized by the COAM and planning a series of activities during the first week of October (from 03 to 11 October 2014).

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01/10/2014

The Subiaco Oval Courtyard by Luigi Rosselli Architects.

[Perth] Australia
metalocus, ÁNGEL BLANCO.
Luigi Rosselli Architects has completed a house in Perth, Australia. Viewed from the street this unassuming family home hides a secret; a cluster of interconnected pavilions with an oval courtyard garden at their centre. Beyond the verandah there is an agglomeration of single rooms, aligned with the square geometry of the block. Viewed from the street, this new family home has paid a courteous respect to the dominant early 1900‘s streetscape.

Luigi Rosselli Architects has designed a courtyard garden enclosed that is a magnet for all the rooms and activities of the house; and outdoor room immediately adopted by the family.  The Subiaco neighbourhood have also enthusiastically adopted the new house as the small scale of the pitched rooves, reinvented verandah, and the criss-cross pattern of the recycled brickwork have all been respectful to...

01/10/2014

"Sticks And Stones" by David Chipperfield, at the Neue Nationalgalerie.

[BER] Germany. 02.10.2014 > 31.12.2014
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Architecture, Art
The public opening event for this long-awaited exhibition at the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin will take place on 1 October at 20:00. The Neue Nationalgalerie was built by Mies van der Rohe and is dedicated to the art of the 20th century.

The trees, spruce trees originally from Europe and Sitka spruces native to North America, come from a private forest on the Baltic Sea in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, where they were planted 100 years ago as a forestry experiment. They are now being replaced gradually with deciduous trees to promote the conversion into a mixed forest.

Architect...

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