Open call for FAD 2015 AWARDS.

FAD 2015
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
[Only in Spanish] En unos días estará abierta la inscirpción de los premios. Los premios tiene su origen hacia 1955, cuando un grupo de jóvenes arquitectos españoles empezó a reintroducir la arquitectura moderna y contemporánea, e hizo lo posible por aprender y ponerse al día. Recogiendo el testigo de los antiguos Premios Anuales de Edificios Artísticos del Ayuntamiento de Barcelona, que galardonaron la arquitectura y los establecimientos comerciales barceloneses entre 1899 y 1930, el Fomento de las Artes Decorativas creó, en 1958, los Premios FAD de Arquitectura e Interiorismo, impulsados por el arquitecto Oriol Bohigas.

Recuerda que son dos convocatorias.-

-- ARQUINFAD convoca la 57a edición de los PREMIOS FAD. El ámbito de los premios es la península Ibérica y las islas. Pueden optar a los mismos las obras acabadas entre el uno de enero y el treinta y uno de diciembre de 2014.

El período para...


Fresnos House in Mexico City by Ludens.

By Iván Hernández - Ludens. [MEX] Mexico.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Architecture, HOUSING, Projects
La Casa de Los Fresnos (or Fresnos House) is located in the central district of Coyoacán in Mexico City. The facade, built in local red 'recinto' stone, is closed to the outside, to the street. Instead, the different volumes and therefore the programme is organized inwards around two impressive ash trees and seeks to offer each space its own and different relation with each of the trees.

The first tree is located on the border of the site, near the cobbled street. Its impressive trunk, near the main entrance, appears as if interrupted by the 'red-recinto' volume. The second tree, near the centre of the plot, creates a central courtyard that provides the rest of the spaces with light.

The building system emphasises different breaks and generates a series of concrete frames and interior facades to the courtyards...


"La Herencia de Coderch", architect José Antonio Coderch's last project.

[VIDEO] from Poldo Pomés. Exhibition. [BCN] Spain. 27/11/2014 - 30/01/2015.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO
"La Herencia de Coderch" will open on November 27th at MINIM in Barcelona displaying architect Coderch's legacy and the last project he worked on at the end of his life. On occasion of the exhibition, MINIM produced "Remembering Coderch", a documentary directed by Poldo Pomés featuring architects Oriol Bohigas, Carlos Ferrater, Oscar Tusquets, Federico Correa and Rafael Moneo among others.

José Antonio Coderch was a brilliant architect who was able to combine Catalan Modernism and elements of Gaudi and Jujol's architecture with the International Style architecture. His quiet work, far from spectacle architecture, was an introverted synthesis, deeply rooted in tradition and craft and with no artifice or easy outcomes.

Coderch's work is similar to that of a...


Office building Moganshan Road by David Chipperfield.

Hangzhou [China].
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
A grid of muted copper frames the large windows of this slender office building, designed by British architect David Chipperfield for a park-side site in Hangzhou in China.

Description of the project by David Chipperfield Architects

The ten-storey office building is...


Køge North Station, new rail station for Copenhagen

[Køge] Denmark
metalocus, PEDRO NAVARRO
Architecture, Prizes, Projects
A team led by Danish architecture firm COBE in collaboration with other two firms will design a new railway interchange in Køge, a town 28 miles south of Copenhagen.

COBE worked with a team comprising architecture studio Dissing+Weitling and engineer COWI on the winning proposal for a major traffic hub within the Copenhagen area, Køge North Station, beating Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, French firm Arep Ville and fellow Danish studio Gottlieb Paludan...


Two minutes to explain The Design Principles of Le Corbusier.

[VIDEO] from Alix Bossard A.K.A L'intrépide.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Presentation of the work of the famous architect Le Corbusier using motion design. The animations and the voice over provide informations on Le Corbusier and allow to discover his theories, his buildings and his graphic universe differently.

Two minutes -and nine seconds- of animation takes us through the major design principles of Le Corbusier. Spanning The Five points of Modern Architecture, Le Modulor and his most iconic projects including La Villa Savoye and Les Cités Radieuses, filmmaker Alix Bossard gives a taste of this legendary architect’s...


Le Maillon Theater, This is not a theatre! by LAN architects.

[Strasbourg] France
metalocus, ÁNGEL BLANCO.
Architecture, Projects
The competition of Le Maillon was won in April following the idea to build a theater which, as a city; could evolve, change, transform itself as time goes by and at the will of the users.

The idea of Le Maillon theatre was to reach outside of its walls and extract the performing arts world from its occasional elitist position. Considering this aspiration and this singular history, our approach aims at conceiving more than a place: a genuine artistic machine, where stage acting and its grounds of production meet.


NORD Architects wins the Marine Education Centre competition.

[Malmö] Sweden. Suecia.
metalocus, ÁNGEL BLANCO.
Danish studio NORD Architects has released designs for a new Marine Education Centre in Malmö, Sweden. The Copenhagen-based studio, awarded the commission through an invited competition, hopes to “blur the distinction between architecture and landscape” with a project that helps users gain a “deeper understanding of marine life.”

Learning Landscape – where landscape and building become one. 

Johannes Molander Pedersen, partner at NORD Architects says.- “With the changing climate, rising oceans and increased severity of cloudbursts, there is a need more than ever to understand the profound influence that marine life and the oceans have...



Competition [PAR] France.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
¡Mayors so different! While in Madrid the Mayor forgets promises of public competitions, such as the Plaza of Spain, with some crying because they have discovered that what we said in METALOCUS is an obvious fact, now comes the proposal launched by the city of light, without afraid to professionals and they assumed them as an important tool to enhance and improve the city and its full creative potential to reinvent Paris.

The City of Paris is launching a call for innovative urban projects and offering 23 sites to all professionals where they can develop theri ideas and express their talents. More information here.

A city like Paris must be able to reinvent itself at...


Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding.

metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
2014—Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities, a 14-month initiative to examine new architectural possibilities that address the rapid and uneven growth of six global metropolises — Hong Kong, Istanbul, Lagos, Mumbai, New York, and Rio de Janeiro — culminates in an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art from November 22, 2014 , through May 10, 2015 .

In recent years, tactical modes of urbanism have arisen in the form of everyday, bottom-up approaches to local problems as a counterpart to a classic notion of top-down planning. Uneven Growth asks how current practices of architecture and urban design can learn from such developments by presenting design scenarios based on this type of urbanism, while also...



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