16/02/2015

DETAILERS, from METALOCUS [1/2]

2nd Detailers meeting in Madrid. [MA] Spain 19.02.2015
metalocus, ALEX DURO, DANIEL MADERA, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Are you one of those who think the same as Mies van der Rohe "God is in the detail"?, or you are on the side of Rem Koolhaas when he supports that "no money, no details, just concepts"? Anyway, if the world of details inspire you, you can't miss the 2nd 'Detailers' Meeting in Madrid, organized by DETAILERS de SIMON, and in which well-known architects as Carles Ferrater, from OAB - Office of Architecture in Barcelona, Fermín Vázquez, from b720 Architects or the designer Oscar Mariné will share with the public their personal experiences about the task, as well as references to different architecture masters and examples of good practices of details.

As a result of the meeting, in METALOCUS we are going to take part of the reflexion about architecture and details. Because of that, today we bring you 10 examples of maximum attention to detail. Divergent approximations about if it is necessary or not thinking about architecture with the detail as a...

13/02/2015

Winners of 2015 City of Dreams Pavilion Competition [BanG studio].

Competition [NY] USA.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
Several days ago we introduce you Izaskun Chinchilla’s proposal for 2015 City of Dreams Pavilion. Today we bring you the team who was co-winner with the spanish architect, the New York based team BanG studio, whose proposal is called Billion Oyster Pavilion.

Both teams, as we presented in METALOCUS, have been awarded with the 1st prize of the competition which looks for proposals for the construction of a outside activities pavilion. Previously we introduced you...

13/02/2015

[KE]³. New installation by Zimoun

A series of three concurrent solo exhibitions in New York
metalocus, BRANLY ERNESTO PÉREZ
bitforms gallery is pleased announce [KE]³, a series of three collaborative solo exhibitions in New York that feature kinetic sculpture by Swiss installation artist Zimoun. The project marks Zimoun’s second solo exhibit in the gallery, and his first in its new Lower East Side location.

Zimoun present a series of three concurrent solo exhibitions in Bitforms gallery. Unveiling on Saturday February 7th, the installation marks Zimoun’s largest site-specific project in the US to date.

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11/02/2015

New Brooklyn Studio for Jose Parla by Snøhetta

[Brooklyn-NY] US.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Snøhetta has renovated a Brooklyn warehouse to create a studio for Cuban-American artist José Parlá, whose murals adorn the lobbies of One World Trade Center and the Barclays Center. Parlá is well known for his exuberant large-scale paintings, so for the new studio both he and Snøhetta chose to combine the industrial details of an old factory building with a monochrome palette – allowing the artist's work to stand in contrast.

In summer of 2014, José Parlá, the Cuban-American artist and painter, worked with Snøhetta to convert a warehouse in Gowanus, Brooklyn into his new working studio.

The design of Jose’s studio is one in a series of collaborations with...

06/02/2015

Winners of 2015 City of Dreams Pavilion Competition.

Competition [NY] USA.
metalocus, ALEX DURO, SARA REBOLLO.
Spanish architect Izaskun Chinchilla and New York based BanG studio team have been both awarded with the first prize in the 2015 City of Dreams Pavilion Competition. The competition looks for new ways of design and construction systems with the construction of pavilions with zero impact for the environment.

The 2015 City of Dreams Pavilion has awarded two architectural firms including spanish architect Izaskun Chinchilla based both in Madrid and London with her proposal Organic Growth, and BanG studio based in New York and with their proposal Billion Oyster Pavilion.

The...

06/02/2015

Andrés Jaque, Winner of the 2015 Young Architects Program at MoMA PS1

MoMA PS1. [NYC] US
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO, ALEX DURO.
The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 announce Andrés Jaque/Office for Political Innovation as the winner of the annual Young Architects Program (YAP) in New York. Now in its 16th edition, the Young Architects Program at MoMA and MoMA PS1 has been committed to offering emerging architectural talent the opportunity to design and present innovative projects, challenging each year’s winners to develop creative designs for a temporary, outdoor installation at MoMA PS1 that provides shade, seating, and water. The architects must also work within guidelines that address environmental issues, including sustainability and recycling.

Yesterday, we broke the news that Andrés Jaque, drawn from among five finalists, will design a temporary urban landscape for the 2015 Warm Up summer music series in...

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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