29/01/2015

Fuensanta House. House Between Party-Walls.

[Ciudad Real] Spain.
metalocus, BRANLY ERNESTO PEREZ, INÉS LALUETA
On an urban context, in the center of a row-house type block, they were commissioned to build a single house. The plot is located in the southern area of Ciudad Real, in the last growth ring of the city that has not been developed due to the economic crisis of recent years.

The proposal by Muka arquitectura is the first one to emerge in this area from an urban void without any context. There are not surrounding houses, typological references or architectural legacy that could serve at some point as an architectural tool in the design of the house.

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29/01/2015

Sohsul Hotel by archigroup ma and 1990 uao architects

[Seoul] South Korea.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
Architecture, Design, Projects
Mies Van der Rohe said "God is in the details". With this idea of the 20th century architecture master as starting point, archigroup ma designs a hotel in Seul in which the details and materials are the project principal elements.

1990 uao summarizes the whole history of architecture as "standing on the ground with your both feet, leaning your back against the wall and keeping your body under ceiling". Floor, wall and ceiling are independant elements, but they are closely linked to each...

28/01/2015

BLUEPRINT. SO-IL wraps NY's Storefront.

[NYC] USA
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
SO-IL has completed an installation on the Storefront façade, ‘shrink wrapping’ the structure in a film of taught, white material. The layer is pierced by apertures built into the Holl's façade, canvassing the city’s corner in a semi-transparent shell. By night, light from Storefront appears as luminous geometries, visible through the semi-transparent film.

‘Blueprint’ is the site’s latest exhibition — curated by Sebastiaan Bremer, Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu of SO-IL, the show invites visitors to survey 50 collected blueprints from architects, artists and designers dating from 1961 to 2013.

“Now, however long a time may pass, according to the eternal laws governing the combinations of this eternal play of...

27/01/2015

Office for Architecture Studio and Coworking space.

[La Coruña] Spain.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
This project of remodeling completely updates the ground floor of an ancient building in the old town. The program co-working is increasingly common among young practices and not as young, sharing expenses, profitable infrastructure and have a modern, dynamic and interesting venue for both work as to receive "the coveted customers."

as-built is an architectural, interior design and graphic design practice located in the space "as-built", a coworking space, which has reconverted an old business premises of El Ferrol, updating it and giving a renewed look.

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26/01/2015

Spirulina Fountain by Bureau A

Parc des Evaux, Confignon. [Geneva] Switzerland
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
A project of dreams, industrial production and folies. Madness vs. reality, artificial and garden pavilion vs vs nature. These could be the ideas that best identifies this project.

The ‘Spirulina Fountain’, designed by Bureau A, is a project a halfway between folly pavilion and the intense production basins of blue-green algae, a hybrid, fusing with the idea on contemplative italian gardens of the 16th century. 

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26/01/2015

Open registration to A' Design Award & Competition 2014-2015

Competition 2014-2015
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Design, Competitions
A' Design Award & Competition is the Worlds' largest annual juried design competition that honors best designers, architects, and design oriented companies worldwide to provide them publicity, fame and recognition. The A' Design Accolades are organized and awarded internationally in a wide array of categories ranging from industrial design to architecture. Every year, projects that focus on innovation, technology, design and creativity are awarded with the A' Award to push them further for success.

A' Design Award & Competition is open to submissions from entries in 104 categories. Each category has a distinct evaluation and submission criteria. Submissions can be made to Furniture Design, Interiors, Electronic Devices, Architecture, Packaging, Graphic Design, Ready-Made, Jewelry Design, Interfaces, Web Sites, Transportation, Yacht Design and others....

21/01/2015

POLIVAGINA of FAN RIOTS by C+arquitectos

[VIDEO] by Imagen Subliminial [Murcia] Spain
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Pavilions, Design, VIDEO
A proposal for reflections, dreams, formless it is what show us from C + architects, Polivagna Fan Riots, an intervention midway between performance and installation.

C+arquitectos (Nerea Calvillo and Marina Fernández) presents us this intervention, in fact a ephemeral pavilion, conducted with students from the University of Alicante. Instead of designing forms, finishing volumes, objects with a specific geometry, what was designed were the conditions to experiment with the space, to design a place...

19/01/2015

Map Showing Cheapest and Most Expensive Living Costs Around the World.

Ilustration.
metalocus, ÁNGEL BLANCO.
Design, ILLUSTRATION
This map shows the difference in living costs around the world using figures from the world's largest database of user contributed data about cities and countries worldwide. The Consumer Price Index, used to determine the difference in the living costs between countries takes into account the prices of groceries, transportation, restaurants and utilities.

The top five cheapest countries are: India, Nepal, Pakistan, Tunisia, and Algeria.

The most expensive countries are: Switzerland, Norway, Venezuela, Iceland, and Denmark.

The CPI in the infographic is a relative indicator of a country's living costs compared to New York...

19/01/2015

Prada's The Infinite Palace by OMA.

FW 2015 Men’s and Women’s [MIL] Italy.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
AMO [ the research branch of rem koolhaas’ OMA] has designed for Milan’s Men’s and Woman's Fashion Week 2015. AMO has created a new catwalk-showroom space entitled the ‘infinite palace’. Designed for luxury fashion house Prada, the runway extends through a enfilade of connected rooms that gradually shift in size and proportion, according its authors the design of these spaces allows a series of more intimate moments.

The interiors of Infinite Palace, designed by AMO, are clad with a blue and black marble effect, transforming the volume into a disorienting three-dimensional landscape. The floor is lined with geometric aluminum inserts that provide a sense of continual movement and delineating the spatial configuration in this performance space for...

10/01/2015

Takaya and his vegetal headpieces

[VÍDEO] de [VIDEO] from Hanayuishi Takaya
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Art, Design
Japanese artist Takaya proposes headpieces with raw vegetables and flowers.

The artist affixes this unusual form of decoration using clusters of plants, just like a florist would arrange a bunch of flowers, before pruning them with hairdressing scissors.

The designer has also created a range of headdresses specifically for men, which includes a hat of large purple petals from different plant species and a headpiece made from dried twigs, grasses and...

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