01/09/2014

Norway’s New National Arts Museum.

[Vestbanen-Oslo] Norway
metalocus, ÁNGEL BLANCO.
The Norwegian government is planning to build a new “all-arts” museum in Oslo. The new National Museum will become an important and dynamic arena for the general public to meet the visual arts and the images of the project by architects Kleihues + Schuwerk Gesellschaft von Architekten have been released.

The proposed building, by winners of the architectural competition for the new museum,signals the museum’s significance on a national and international level. The renewal started on the waterfront just thirty years ago. Originally a shipyard, the site of the museum is quickly transforming into one of Oslo’s most bustling urban centers, the new...

01/09/2014

Collage Building - Teresa Pàmies Cultural Centre.

By Rahola Vidal arquitectes. [BCN] Spain.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO
Teresa Pàmies Cultural Centre, located in the Eixample (enlargement) of Barcelona, shows a facade to the street that doesn't reflect the complex world with which the visitor encounters himself when he along the ground floor towards the interior. A covered pedestrian street allows him to discover a place with a completely different character. The building houses a kindergarten, a library, a playroom, a civic center and an auditorium which share one single lobby. The whole program looks out towards the semi-public square that complements the interior cultural spaces.

Description of project by Rahola Vidal arquitectes.

The Collage Building is an architecture of proximity, connected with the...

30/08/2014

“Seoul: Towards a Meta-City” Exhibition at AEDES Gallery.

AEDES Gallery. [BER] Germany. 30.08 > 09.10.2014
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
On Friday, the Aedes Network Campus Berlin (ANCB) Metropolitan Laboratory hosted a symposium to mark the opening of the exhibition ”Seoul: Towards a New City,” in collaboration with the City of Seoul, today 30 August, 2014.

When Seoul was established as the capital of the Joseon dynasty in the late 14th century, Seoul’s cityscape reflected an ethical understanding between humans and nature, demonstrating the national emphasis on the people itself. In fact, old Seoul manifests the modern values of a city as described by...

25/08/2014

VAN EYCK'S CALL FOR APPLICATIONS IS OPEN.

[Maastricht] The Netherlands
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
The Van Eyck invites artists, designers, photographers, architects, curators, writers, and thinkers to apply for a work period at the Jan van Eyck Academie for 4 up to 12 months. Participants are given the time and space that is needed to develop their talents, to discover as yet unexplored perspectives and delve into deeper layers of themselves.

The Jan van Eyck Academie is a post academic insitute open for artists, designers, photopraphers, architects, writers, thinkers and curators from all over the world.

- A work period at the Van Eyck varies between 4 up to 12 months. Start is in March 2015. By mutual agreement, a work period can...

22/08/2014

DRAWING AMBIENCE: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association.

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum [St. Louis] US. 12.09.14 > 04.01.15
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
This great presentation will show, the first public exhibition of architectural drawings from the private collection of the noted educator Alvin Boyarsky. The collection is slated to be shown at the Kemper Art Museum, Washington University, St. Louis, US.

Amassed during Boyarsky’s tenure as chairman of the Architectural Association (AA) in London from 1971 until his death in 1990, Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association features early drawings by some of the most prominent architects practicing today —...

06/08/2014

ONDE SENSUELLE. Festival de Architectures Vives 2014.

Special Mention. In La Grande Motte. [Montpellier] France.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Onde Sensuelle was an ephemeral installation for the Festival of Lively Architecture, (Festival des Architectures Vives) at La Grande Motte France, 21 to 29 june 2014 by Marion Moustey and Alexandre Arcens, Architects.

The Festival des Architectures Vives aims to raise public awareness of the wide range of architecture. It seeks not only to highlight the work of a young generation of architects, landscape architects and urban planners but also to make discover unexpected urban areas. In 2014, the Festival des Architectures Vives invested 8 sites in total with 7 installations + 1 pavilion.

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04/08/2014

WINNERS, 4th edition IS ARCH Awards.

IS ARCH Awards
metalocus
Architecture, Prizes, Projects
The 4th edition IS ARCH Awards' results are already known! Today, August 4th, have released the results of the 4th Edition of the IS ARCH . In this fourth edition have been submitted 204 projects. Congratulations to the winners!

The IS ARCH organization team and the technical jury members composed by Professor Sir Peter Cook, Odile Decq - Studio Oldile Decq, Fuensanta Nieto - Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos, Diego L. Arahuetes - Kengo Kuma, Tomislav Dushanov - Herzog & de Meuron, Gavin Robotham - Cook Robotham Architectural Bureau, Benedetta Tagliabue - Miralles Tagliabue EMBT,  agree on that the selection has been really difficult because there are a lot of interesting proposals....

02/08/2014

BREATH BOX. Festival des Architectures Vives 2014.

PRIX DU JURY - PRIX DU PUBLIC. [VIDEO] from Nas archi. In La Grande Motte. [Montpellier] France.
metalocus, BELEN CALLEJO, INÉS LALUETA.
Garden of soft clouds, hanging garden, lace on the sea, plaiting, moiré effect… In june 2014 took place the second edition of the Festival des Architectures Vives on unique urban territories. In La Grande Motte from the 21st to the 29th of June 2014, on theme of Sensuality visitors had the joy of touching, smelling, tasting and above all they had much of pleasure strolling in the town.

The Festival des Architectures Vives aims to raise public awareness of the wide range of architecture. It seeks not only to highlight the work of a young generation of architects, landscape architects and urban planners but also to make discover unexpected urban areas. In 2014, the Festival des Architectures Vives invested 8 sites in total with 7 installations + 1 pavilion.

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01/08/2014

Concept design for the West Kowloon Cultural District Park by West 8.

West Kowloon Cultural District [Hong Kong]
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
West Kowloon Cultural District Authority Unveils Concept Design for the Park.

The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) unveiled a concept plan for the future park in the West Kowloon Cultural District today, conceived by a global team led by Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man Architects & Engineers (Hong Kong) Ltd, with the international award-winning design consultant West 8 (Netherlands) and ACLA (Hong Kong). The design team has been working closely with WKCDA since their...

31/07/2014

Fogo Island Natural Park Headquarters by OTO Arquitectos.

By OTO Arquitectos. [Fogo] Cape Verde.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO
The project for Fogo Island Natural Park Headquarters appears with the aim of conciliate the population with the new park management within the context of a potential World Heritage Site.

From this attitude of making architecture from the place, and with, and for, the population who will inhabit it, OTO Arquitectos team integrates the construction in the landscape through the use of local materials and with an intelligent discretion.

The lack of local resources, which could become a problem, turn into an element of the design. The building is energetically independent...

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