Bourdeaux 2030. Scenography by Petra Blaisse.

VI AGORA Bourdeaux 2030. [Bordeaux] France. 11-14/09/2014.
For this year's edition, the curator, French-Lebanese architect Youssef Tohmé, addresses the guiding influence of culture, economy and politics on public space.

Inside Outside has developed a scenography for the exhibition that supports the curatorial content. In Hangar 14, the beating heart of the Biennale, Youssef Tohmé showed varied conditions through films and interviews and share conversations with architects and...


Festival des Architectures Vives 2014 [III].

In La Grande Motte [Montpellier] France.
metalocus, BELEN CALLEJO
After the publication of the winning projects of the Festival des Architectures Vives, "Breath Box" and "Onde Sensuelle", today we present other selected proposals, as a Garden of soft clouds, hanging garden, lace on the sea, plaiting, moiré effect…

Description of the Festival des Architectures Vives.

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.

Through two urban courses...


Zaha Hadid will design the new Maths Gallery of London Science Museum.

metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Zaha Hadid Architects have been chosen by the London’s Science Museum to design a new mathematics gallery. The David and Claudia Harding Mathematics Gallery will open in 2016, and will be curated by David Rooney. The gallery is part of the Science Museum’s Masterplan, which will transform around a third of the museum over the next five years.

The gallery will be designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, and is possible thanks to the largest individual donation ever made to the museum - an unprecedented £5 million gift from David and Claudia Harding.

Zaha Hadid said: “The design explores the many influences of...


Holcim Awards “Next Generation” 2014 Europe.

Holcim Awards.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
This collection of projects was awarded the “Next Generation” 1st prize, rather than to a single project. Congratulations to Students of Escuela de Arquitectura, Univ Alcala, Madrid, Spain! And, of course, Congratulations to 3rd prize 2014. Bio Ceramic: Moss-grafted clay tiles for green roofs, Barcelona, Spain.

Of significance in this regard is the group’s name “Designs for Architectural Territories” which is more than a simple designation of an architectural collaborative, but stands for a program of action – where architectural design is a method to raise and potentially solve societal deficiencies.

X Marks the Spot. Holcim Awards “Next Generation” 1st...


2014 Stephen Lawrence Prize. Shortlists.

RIBA [LON] UK. 16.10.2014
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the 2014 shortlists for the Stephen Lawrence Prize - an award that recognises fresh architectural talent and smaller construction budgets. The winner will be announced during the RIBA Stirling Prize ceremony on October 16.

The Stephen Lawrence Prize, sponsored by the Marco Goldschmied Foundation, rewards the best examples of projects that have a construction budget of less than £1 million. The prize, set up in memory of the teenager who was setting out on the road to becoming an architect when he was murdered in 1993, is intended to encourage fresh talent working with smaller budgets.

Tatiana von Preussen.

Tête de Pont by Josep Lluís Mateo, in progress.

[VIDEO] Adriá Goula. By Mateo Arquitectura. [Bayonne] France.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
What happens when a photographer is commissioned to report a building's construction but it is raining on the day of the visit? Many people would think it is a wasted day, others would come back some other time, but someone would think of a way to take advantage of the situation, a different and interesting video. This is a small preview of Josep Lluis Mateo's work photographed by Adriá Goula.

On the urban front of the river Adour in Bayonne (France), around Henri Grenet Bridge, the Tête de Pont project by Josep Lluís Mateo is visibly taking shape.


N. Foster and F. Romero, son in law of Slim, design the airport México.

Reuters reported yesterday and we announced by our Twitter that the famous British architect Norman Foster and son in law of Mexican magnate Carlos Slim won a contract to design the new airport in Mexico City, a project that will require an investment of 9,150 million (nearly 7,000 million euros), said on Tuesday a source familiar with the decision.

The new airport will be built in an area adjacent to the existing one and will require an investment of 120,000 million pesos ($ 9,150 million) area.

Romero, who is married to Soumaya Slim, daughter of Carlos Slim, one of the richest men in the world, is the head of the FR-EE Fernando Romero Enterprise. The firm designed the Soumaya Museum in Mexico City, where he is part of the personal art collection of Slim, who controls...


BAQ 2014 lecture schedule is ready.

XIX Bienal Panamericana de Arquitectura 2014. [Quito] Ecuador.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO
Ecuador Association of Architects organizes since 1978 the Pan American Quito Architecture Biennale, a space for periodical exchange, comparison and analysis of products and current architecture and urban trends.

The BAQ 2014 wants to expand the vision of architecture, expanding its focus to move from the fragmentary and to global, from the dogmatic to the complex, from the anthropocentric view to a more complete ecological view, integrating our discourse with from other disciplines.

It is presented as an exercise in focus and blur, which seeks the critical questions necessary to alter our perspective...


IZM - Illwerke Centre Montafon.

By Hermann Kaufmann ZT GmbH [Vandans] Austria.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
Located in the Austrian Alps Illwerke Centre Montafon opens the inner space to the landscape to ensure an office space with the highest quality.

Hermann Kaufmann ZT GmbH team proposes for the new Illwerke Centre Montafon a building in constant dialogue with the landscape of the Alps which opens its inner space with a very transparent facade solved with LCT system, thanks to which it is intended that the offices enjoy the same light quality and the same visual relationships than the rest of the building. Note the...


Winners. ‘Nature Observatory of Amazonia’ of Arquideas.

Competition. Arquideas,
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
The winners of 'Nature Observatory of Amazonia' of Arquideas. After second evaluation phase the Jury selected 5 honorable mentions and 3 winning entries.



Visiting the amazon it’s a journey not a day trip. The Amazon cannot be reduced to just one specific place, instead we chose to adapt ourselves to the richness of the region and propose a system that can me implemented throughout all the river.

Conceived as a network of...



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