Winners of 2015 City of Dreams Pavilion Competition.

Competition [NY] USA.
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.



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

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...


PS1 Names by Andres Jaque Winner of Summer Architecture Competition.

metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Andrés Jaque wins the 2015 edition of the Young Architects Program at MoMA PS1.

In this, the 16th year of the Young Architects Program, the lucky winner is Andrés Jaque/Office for Political Innovation. The transformation of MoMA PS1’s outdoor courtyard in Long Island City by an emerging architect has become one of the art world’s rites of summer. The...


W.I.N.D. House by Ben van Berkel / UNStudio

[Amsterdam] The Netherlands
Located on the outskirts of a Dutch village and close to the sea, the W.I.N.D. House is backed by a sheltered wooded area and fronted by a large, open expanse of polder landscape. The design of the house responds to both its setting and to the seasons, whilst regulating and maximising upon the effects of these.

The W.I.N.D. House in the province of North-Holland designed by UNStudio incorporates both integrated sustainable solutions and home automation, whilst flexibility of spaces, the comprehensive assimilation of the surrounding landscape and a centrifugal circulation form the basis of the design.


Amchit Residence by Blankpage Architects.

By Blankpage Architects. [Amchit] Lebanon.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO
Architecture, HOUSING, Projects
Blankpage Architects recently completed this elegant beach house, perched along the ruggedly picturesque coastline in Lebanon, that offers exceptional views of the Mediterranean Sea. A pleasant seaside haven for a family of four that invites light in while maintaining privacy and security. In a city like Beirut, where urban chaos and changes are substantial, and where designers are constantly searching for the definition of a cultural identity, the architects at Blankpage have been able to distill a language of their own, one that is able to learn many lessons from history and to reinvent itself according to time, context and given conditions.

Amchit is a coastal town at the feet of Mount Lebanon, about 40 km north of Beirut. The idea was two-fold: integrate the house within a rugged terrain, sloping from east to west, while commanding the best sea views for its occupants. The architects at Blankpage demonstrate a particular sensitivity to the landscape, integrating the building within the topography, avoiding major disruptions to the...


Fuensanta House. House Between Party-Walls.

[Ciudad Real] Spain.
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.


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...


“The Artists’ Garden” a new arts and toursim complex by Jean Nouvel.

[Qingdao] China
metalocus, ÁNGEL BLANCO.
Architecture, Projects
Ateliers Jean Nouvel starts the construction of an important cultural complex of 70,000 sqm, “The Artists’ Garden”, in Qingdao (Shandong Province, China). The program includes a Museum, Art Institutes, Artists’ Studios, a meeting place for artists and a marina.

French architect Jean Nouvel, who showed his discontent last week after refusing to attend the opening of his Philharmonie de Paris, has designed the "Artists' Garden" around a museum that will host exhibitions...


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. 


Alps Villa by Camillo Botticini.

Lumezzane [Brescia], Italy.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
This small house is located half way between urban space and nature, but close enough to the dolomite mountains which surround it as for make of it its particular background.

The relationship with the surroundings is the main goal that Camillo Botticini faces in the design of this private single house. The design of all the façades seeks or avoids light depending on the orientation, with an irregular "C" plan scheme with a courtyard as a central space. Different visions of the surrounding from the inner spaces constitute an active part of the design.




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