21/03/2014

New Library for Carlos III University in Getafe.

By Estudio Beldarraín. [MAD] Spain.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO
Architecture, Projects
The new building "Carmen Martin Gaite" in Carlos III University campus in Getafe houses the new library and the extension of the lecture hall building for Humanities, Journalism, Communication and Documentation. Estudio Beldarraín designed the project showing great concern for sustainability issues and with the aim of creating flexible spaces that can be adapted to new learning models and purposes.

Description of project by the architects.

The building “...

21/03/2014

GRANT MUDFORD: Julius Shulman Institute Excellence in Photography Award.

[LA] California, USA. 03-27/04/2014
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
One of the most important awards in the world in architectural photography, the Julius Shulman, has already winner for 2014. The photographer, Grant Mudford is the 2014 recipient of the Julius Shulman Institute Excellence in Photography Award. The award highlights an early or mid-career artist who embodies the legacy of architectural photographer Julius Shulman and the Institute's mission to challenge the perception of physical space.

Exhibition. Grant Mudford: Building.

Curator: Michael Duncan
Dates.- April 3 – April 27, 2014. Reception and Award presentation: April 3, 6–8 pm
Venue.- @WUHO Gallery. 6518 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028. US.

In April 2014, the Julius Shulman Institute at Woodbury...

20/03/2014

Ullastret revisited by Jordi Bernadó.

Mateo Arquitectura. [Ullastret - Girona] Spain.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
This summer I stayed in a field house nearby ... we arrived tired from Madrid, ... we had visited friends in Barcelona, ​​... all day traveling. In midfield, a place to start our holiday near Ullastret, so the recommendation for dinner was obvious. We were told that all sites were good, I do not remember where we ended up having dinner but all places were good. After dinner we went for a walk in the center (ie cross the street) we wandered and wandered, with a cat that made ​​friends and there was no way to mislead. It was night and I did not realize that it was the work of Josep Lluis Mateo, but no matter, the walk was great around the streets that had remodeled an architect, one from Barcelona.

Text  by José Juan Barba.

One of my first works, paving a medieval village, completed many years ago.

Through Bernadó’s eyes, it reappears new, colourful and vibrant.

I recall the view of the path (which Bernadó picks up), built...

20/03/2014

White Architecture. WHITE WOLF HOTEL by And-Ré.

[Penafiel] Portugal.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Architecture, HOUSING
The Portuguese AND-RÉ team has shared with us the recently completed "Quinta do Lobo Branco / White Wolf Hotel," in 2013 and recently open to the public. This project is a series of buildings intimately related with the surrounding rich natural environment.

According to the authors, the built architecture is a realization of the holistic pretensions of the client. The built architecture objects, profoundly integrated in the natural context, provide holistic and spiritual experiences of calm, intimacy, meditation and retreat.

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20/03/2014

Greece protests over government plans to sell off historic national buildings.

The Guardian. [Athens] Greece.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Architecture
Crisis, and its stunning ideas of this crisis... (?)

Greece's cultural gems have become the focus of renewed protest on the streets of Athens following the cash-strapped government's announcement of plans to include prime properties around the Acropolis, and other landmark buildings, in its privatisation programme.

Furious opponents marched through the city centre at the weekend to denounce the "illegal sale" of the country's heritage.

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19/03/2014

First Prize, remodelation Glorias square. Barcelona.

1st Prize. Competition. [BCN] Spain.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
The remodelation of the Glories square, in Barcelona, ​​seemed to never come. The signed agreement between City Council and residents, remained asleep since 2007, and seems now waking up to the outcome of the competition held last year.

The winners were the team of Ana Coello de Llobet and the Agence Ter (French study founded ​​by Henri Bava, Michel and Olivier Philippe Hoessler) with CANÒPIA URBANA proposal. The winning idea will develop the project on an area of ​​15 hectares, it has an estimated budget of 30 million euros (relatively adjusted figure compared to the rest of 10 shortlists, out of 55 submitted)...

19/03/2014

“Plenum. Places of Power.” Austrian Pavilion for 2014 Venice Biennale.

Venice Biennale 2014. [VEN] Italy
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Architecture
There are days with events and news we appreciate more. Against speech Patrik Schumacher the Austrian proposal for the Biennale. "Orte der Macht" / "Plenum. Places of power" or power to the people is the subjet of the Austrian Pavilion for the next 2014 Venice Biennale. The pavilion will include an exhibition that explores the concept of parliament and its architectural influence on the world's more than 200 national parliament monuments.

The pavilion was designed by a collective team including Commissioner and designer Christian Kühn, designer Harald Trapp, with contribution by Coop Himmelb(l)au, Auböck + Kárász Landscape Architects, Kollektiv/Rauschen, and the...

19/03/2014

Patrik Schumacher from its ivory tower.

[LON] UK.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Architecture, OPINION
Yesterday Patrik Schumacher, director of Zaha Hadid Architects, from its ivory tower launched a new tirade about what should be the moral of architects and how must be interpreted the work by his studio.

The comments made by Zaha Hadid, days ago, on the dead and workers who are intervening in their projects, have traveled the world, it seems that the reaction of everyone rejecting the words of Zaha Hadid, did not like Mr. Schumacher. Using Facebook,...

18/03/2014

Printers that build houses.

[VIDEO] from 3D Print Canal House. [Amsterdam] The Netherlands.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Architecture, HOUSING
It started with small prints. Makes very little 3D printers started printing their first tiles, their small objects, models, small-scale elements. The next step was to print sets of objects that could form larger objects, such as the first print gun, that head brought to the police in the United States, and whose planes also brought head to Interpol worldwide. Later prototypes of small rooms were made, and now it is experimenting with sets of devices that can build houses to 1:1 size with conventional materials such as concrete, or recycled plastic elements used in 3D Print Canal House.

The 3D Print Canal House is an exhibition, research- and building site for 3D Printing Architecture. A unique project where an international team of partners collaborates in 'research & doing' linking science, design, construction and community, by 3D printing a canal house at an expo-site in the very heart of Amsterdam.

Address: Tolhuisweg 7, 1031 CL in...

18/03/2014

arquia/maestros in streaming. [Only in Spanish]

Academía de Bellas Artes. [MAD] Spain. 25/03/2'14
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Architecture, Conferences
Todos conoceis la colección de documentales de la Fundación Arquia sobre arquitectura, el próximo martes para los que no podeis asistir en persona a la Academía de Bellas Artes de San Fernando en Madrid, la Fundación Arquia ofrecerá en directo la retransmisión mediante streaming del acto de presentación de la nueva colección arquia/maestros.

NO TE LO PIERDAS Y CONÉCTATE EN STREAMING!!
Próximo martes, 25 de marzo a las 19.30 h www.arquia.es/maestros123 desde la Academía de Bellas Artes, Madrid.

El acto contará con una mesa redonda excepcional. Bajo el título "Reflexiones en torno a la arquitectura" y con la participación de los...

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