New Entrance and Visitors Centre for Alhambra by Siza & Santos.

Exhibition. Aedes Berlin. [BER] Germany. 22/03 – 08/05/2014.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO.
New Entrance and Visitors Information Centre for the Alhambra by Álvaro Siza Vieira & Juan Domingo Santos. An exhibition by Aedes Architecture Forum Berlin with the Council of the Alhambra & Generalife, Granada showcasing the project New Gate of the Alhambra, designed by the Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza Viera (Oporto, 1933) and Juan Domingo Santos (Granada, 1961), which won the 2010 International Competition for New Visitor Access to the Monument.

The Alhambra is one of the most eminent World Heritage Sites in Europe. This significance is highlighted especially in the context of current times, as it represents periods of respect for diversity, pluralism and the co-existence of different cultures and religions.

After the first exhibition with Álvaro Siza 30 years ago, Aedes is pleased to join this outstanding architect again to showcase his work....



ESARQ. [BCN] Spain.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Architecture, Conferences
As part of the "Foros Esarq 2014: Transformations", series of talks, Emiliano López and Mónica will present their “Recent Work” and will invite us to explore ways to turn constraints into opportunities.

The talk titled “Recent work” addresses a recent set of projects that were delivered following quite a unique approach to architecture.

For all their projects they would typically first formulate a context to then envision those opportunities that can arise from constraints. They create solutions to construction and conceptual issues which are specific to each project, prioritising...


Arquitectura cultural en España: La fachada como vector.

Curator.- Andrea Rodriguez Novoa. Casa de Velázquez, Ciudad Universitaria. [MAD] Spain.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Today, 23 February 2014, Doors Open, Casa de Velázquez. Do not miss it!

With the participation of Helena Cabello y Ana Carceller, artists; Gema Melgar, Content Coordinator Matadero Madrid; José Juan Barba, architect, editor and publisher of METALOCUS magazine; y Dani Pujalte, photographer.


YONA FRIEDMAN. La Dissolution de l'Architecture.

By Emmanuele Lo Giudice. [MAD] 21/02 - 13/03/2014
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
"Yona Friedman - La Dissolution de l'Architecture" is the title of the new exhibition which will be inaugurated at COAM this friday 21 of February at 19,30h. with a lecture of José Juan Barba (principal of Metalocus): About Yona Friedman and Emmanuele Lo Giudice: The museums of Yona Friedman and Denise Charvein, awarded with the Lion of the Biennale of Venezia in 1962.

The exhibition is focused in the new theorical text, La Dilution de L'architecture of Yona Freidman. This recent text is presented in a graphic way, allowing an easy way to show it in an exhibition. In particular, La Dilution de l'Architecture encourages people to think and act in its own in all the sitituations of the civic life, including the design of the spaces in...


New Museum Architecture in Spain. Lecture by Enrique Sobejano.

Exhibition. [Düsseldorf] Germany. 05/02 – 07/03/2014.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO
Enrique Sobejano will be giving a lecture today 12th of February at 7 p.m. in Düsseldorf. This conference is part of the exhibition New Museum Architecture in Spain, which you can visit between the 5th of February and the 7th of March 2014 at Haus der Architekten North Rhine-Westphalia in Düsseldorf.

The exhibition is based on the book "New Museums in Spain " by journalist and writer Dr. Klaus Englert, who also curated the exhibition. A sample from a respectful point of view, sometimes with admiration, but also critical of the cultural monuments built since the beginning of the 1980s in Spain until nowadays (and so far until the Spanish economic crisis). The photo exhibition features 30 new, renewed or extended cultural buildings, often not only...


Ben Van Berkel at Madrid.

Lecture on IE School of Architecture & Design [MAD] 10/02/2014
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
The Dutch architect Ben van Berkel, co-founder of UN Studio, with bases in Rotterdam, Hong Kong and Shanghai, will give a lecture at Shigeru Ban’s “IE Paper Pavilion”, in Serrano 99, Madrid, next Monday, February 10th at 19h00.

Van Berkel has been one of the most influential voices in contemporary architecture on the last two decades, which has lead him to take the Kenzo Tange Visiting Professor’s Chair on Harvard Graduate School of Design, imparting also class at Staedelschule on Frankfurt am Main and giving lectures on diverse universities and institutions all over the world.



Hernan Diaz Alonso at IAAC

Lecture. IAAC. [BCN] Spain. Friday 31st of January 2014.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO
Architecture, Conferences
On Friday 31st of January 2014 Herman Diaz Alonso, founder of Los Angeles-based design practice Xefirotarch, will give a lecture at IAAC in Barcelona.

Hernan Diaz Alonso is principal and founder of the Los Angeles-based design practice Xefirotarch. Before becoming the Graduate Programs Chair at SCI-Arc he has served for the past several years as Distinguish Professor of Architecture and the Graduate Thesis Coordinator at SCI-Arc. Previously, he has taught as a design studio professor at Columbia University GSAPP and  he is the head studio professor in the...


Foros ESARQ 2014: Transformations.

ESARQ [BCN] 03/02/2014
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Architecture, Conferences
Foros ESARQ is a series of talks in which a prestigious architect presents his or her body of work fortnightly. In each series, the selection of architects is connected to the theme of that particular series, on this specific occasion it is Transformations.

"When we talk about Transformations, we talk about the starting point, the beginning of the road back to what each person considers to be essential. The origin of these sessions aims to pin down our intentions to what is strictly necessary. It looks at the source of concepts and emotions that we know and feel." says Jorge Vidal, Director Foros ESARQ 2014. "The literal meaning of the word transform is to “change from one form to...


ArquitectAs. [Women Architects] At Seville.

[SEV] Spain. 21/02/2014. Symposium, 27.28/03/2014
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
ArquitectAs. [Women Architects] Call for papers. The first International Symposium on Research in Architecture and Gender entitled “Redefining the profession” invites masters or doctoral students, professionals, academics and educators to contribute with new ideas and reflections on a professional practice of architecture with greater equity in terms of gender.

ArquitectAs. [Women Architects] In the last ten years the number of women graduated in architecture has significantly exceeded that of men. Nevertheless the practice of architecture is still under a paternalistic influence globally considering women architects as hierarchically inferior avoiding them to held senior positions. The low number of women architects in decision-making positions and running offices is...


Christmas cards 2013 and Happy Holidays.

Here's a selection of Christmas cards (and gifs) we've received this year.



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