House in March District by Kitarchitects.

By Kitarchitects, [March District-Schwyz] Switzerland.
metalocus, BELÉN CALLEJO.
This house in a residential area in March District-Schwyzof, Switzerland, is in a a modest sized parcel, whose main concept is to minimize the footprint and adapt it to client’s request for a four-car garage. Kitarchitets uses the entrance as the starting point that creates a seamless transition between inside and outside. Furthermore, the interior is organized as a sequence of open spaces with different degrees of intimacy, light qualities and orientation.



Westonbirt Aboretum building by Glenn Howells Architects.

[Gloucestershire] England.
metalocus, BELEN CALLEJO
Glenn Howells Architects announces it has completed work on the new Biffa Award Welcome Building– at the Forestry Commission’s National Arboretum at Westonbirt. This project is a curved building acts as the gateway to the arboretum situated in Gloucestershire. This project, constructed with Douglas fir and western red cedar timber, gives the opportunity for visitors to learn and contemplate this spectacular landscape heritage.

Description of the project by Glenn Howells Architects.



New building at Albert Einstein High School, by NBJ Architectes.

[Bagnols-Sur-Cèze] France.
metalocus, ROBERTO ALIA
Architecture, Projects
The extension of any older building is an opportunity to rethink about the way it worked, its inner and outer relations, and to improve the experience of its users. In this case, the new volume for this high school in Bagnols Sur Cèze is used for a complete refurbishment of the public space around, and an adaptation for new conditions.

Description of the project by NBJ Architects.

The objective was to think a new spatial organization of the site...


Silver Shack - Housing in Sangsu-Dong by Chae-Pereira Architects.

By Chae-Pereira architects. [Seoul] Korea.
metalocus, BELEN CALLEJO
Silver Shack, housing designed by Chae-Pereira Architects in Sangsu-Dong, on the edge of Hongdae, a suburb with laberynthine streets, where coexist low level brick houses with corrugated panel roof shacks. Its context was a stimulating landscape both socially and physically that gave us the start for a design; an ambiguous mass of changing colors and variable depth.

Description of the project by Chae Pereira architects.

A labyrinth of little alleys, a power plant, slum houses with corrugated metal roofs;...


# House # 1.130 by Estudio.Entresitio.

By Estudio.Entresitio. [MAD] Spain.
metalocus, BELEN CALLEJO
# House # 1.130 is a single-family house, with over 5 hundred square meters, formed from two different schemes superimposed one on top the other that generated a fractured mass, ruled by the rhythm of the roof structure. It is a "formless project" in the sense that is impossible getting any volumetric understanding as spectator, also because of the camouflage of the permeable skin with the concrete.

Description of the project by estudio.entresitio.

This is a single-family house, but quite a large one, something over 5 hundred square meters, site is...


MAS Context - Luftwerk - Marina City.

[VIDEO] from MAS Studio. [Chicago] USA
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
MAS Context is a journal created by MAS Studio, addresses issues that affect the urban context. They have reached their 6 years old and they continue sharing interesting events from Chicago, congratulations and thanks guys! Video below.

Last August 23, 2014, MAS Context organized an event, with artistic duo Luftwerk, in Chicago’s Marina City to continue their recent work in architecturally significant buildings such as the Robie House, Fallingwater, and Farnsworth House.  For this occasion, Luftwerk created a site-specific video and light installation that took place on the...


First Prize. Housing scheme at Aarau by Amann-Cánovas-Maruri & A. Magalhaes.

Competition. [Aarau] Switzerland.
metalocus, BELEN CALLEJO
Amann-Cánovas-Maruri + Adelino Magalhaes have won the competition of a housing scheme and green space at Aarau, Switzerland. The objective of the competition is a study about alternatives and strategies on the limit between city and nature, forest and river.


An invited study/ competition was called for the plots 2, 5, 6, 7 and 8 of the new housing development Aarenau in the city of Aarau.  The objective is a study about alternatives and strategies on the limit between city and nature (forest and river). The Project team formed of architecture studios Amann-Canovas-Maruri and...


BAQ 2014 gets all it´s academic seminar topics ready.

XIX Quito´s Panamerican Architecture Biennial 2014. [Quito] Ecuador.
metalocus, BELEN CALLEJO
Ecuador Association of Architects organizes since 1978 the Pan American Quito Architecture Biennale. For that reason, just a few months for the biggest event of architecture in the continent, the Biennale presents the event called "from the house to the city, from the city to the house" as an excersice of focus and blur, from November 17 to 21, 2014.

The Panamerican Architecture Biennial in Quito (BAQ2014), in its XIXth edition, organizes the most recognized architecture event from November 17 to 21, 2014.

The event called "from the house to the city, from the city to the house" is presented as an excersice of focus and blur. The first guides its attention or interest in a...


ANIMA: the final design. By Bernard Tschumi.

[VIDEO] by Luis Urculo. [Grottammare] Italy.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
ANIMA (Arts, Nature, Ideas, Music, Action) is the cultural centre in Grottammare (Ascoli Piceno, Italy), commissioned by the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Ascoli Piceno, that proposed and managed the entire process, and received by the Municipality of Grottammare. French-Swiss architect Bernard Tschumi is in charge of its design.

The final design for ANIMA, by architect Bernard Tschumi together with a team of designers coordinated by architect Alfonso Giancotti present the final design that the town of Grottammare and the nearby communities, together with a local...


Hangar XS by Ecker Architekten.

[Buchen], Germany.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
The geometry of the roof, made by various triangulations, defines the proposal by Ecker Architekten for project Hangar XS, located in a predominantly agricultural area.

This geometry proposes by Ecker Architekten is defined by the plot conditions, a sloped area and a serie of specific accessibility requirements, which also are going to define the different openings. With all of this, the 75% of the roof is not visible from the street, and from practically any outside point of vision it is not possible to watch all the volume of the project.




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