01/12/2014

MoVE Lissone; building with wood.

By Massimiliano Spadoni, Paolo Mestriner, Archem and Rintala-Eggertsson. [Lissone] Italy.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
The building the MovE Lissone is done through a participatory process by organizing a workshop with getting build this iconic structure for the district in just 4 weeks.

The project is carried out in collaboration among Rintala Eggertsson Architects, Massimiliano Spadoni, Archem and Paolo Mestriner and it based its interest onto its simplicity and fast construction system.

The design consist of several modules which alternate their positions creating different sections, and it should be pointed out the tower which works as an urban icon, being illuminated during the night...

01/12/2014

The Urban Yoga. New York, Paris, Madrid, Ljubljana...

Kickstarter
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
The Urban Yoga, "it's not Yoga is an architectural experiment" says Anja Humljan, and now live on Kickstarter. Anja Humljan architect is doing this interesting architectural experiment where she is applying yogic philosophy into architectural design. She is changing the way we experience everyday situations by focusing on our body and senses. She is developing a method for designing space based on subconscious sensory experience of touch, smell, taste, sight, and hearing. Great!!

RECLAIM YOUR CITY!

The Urban Yoga photo series are metaphors for the experiment: how do we perceive space if we surrender ourselves to it with our whole sensuous body and give ourselves up to feelings that are running through space? As the very symbol of...

29/11/2014

400 MAGNUM images to discover PARIS

La Fabrica
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
La Fábrica published "Paris, Magnum", a walk through Paris from 1932-2014 through snapshots taken by photographers of Magnum. A full volume with about 400 images that reflect the life of the city in all its forms: intellectual, artistic, architectural, leisured, without forgetting the everyday, house brand Magnum Photographers.

[Book only in Spanish] Unas imágenes que revelan los cambios producidos en la ciudad a lo largo de estas décadas pero también su fuerte personalidad. De las 6000.000 imágenes de los archivos de Magnum Photos, las fotografías seleccionadas conforman un recorrido por la segunda mitad del siglo XX en la capital francesa, la preguerra y los primeros años del nuevo milenio.

El editor Eric Hazan, es el autor del prólogo Encuadres...

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28/11/2014

Eero Saarinen’s Gateway Arch in Black and White.

The New Yorker
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Next week’s New Yorker cover depicts the Gateway Arch in St. Louis as half white, half black and broken in two.

With its next cover (8 Dec 2014), The New Yorker is addressing the tragic unrest in Ferguson following a...

28/11/2014

Pombal Castle's visitor centre by COMOCO.

COMOCO ARQUITECTOS. [Pombal] Portugal.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
The castle of the Portuguese city of Pombal is on the top of a hill overlooking the valley of the Arunca river. The hill has been occupied since the time of the Roman empire. The castle testifies to the power of time as the main contributor for the transformation of the built environment. From a small provincial community, it evolved to a vital defensive structure in a territorial network of military apparatus, and eventually became a touristic destination and an identifying device for the region.

After designing the reorganization of Pombal castle’s hill, Comoco Arquitectos were commissioned to design a visitor centre for the castle’s ward, including the landscaping of the area and the revitalization of the amenities already installed in the Torre de Menagem (the castle’s keep)....

28/11/2014

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...

27/11/2014

KURT SCHWITTERS. Avant-Garde and Advertising

[Cuenca] Spain. 22.10.2014 > 15.02.2015
metalocus, ÁNGEL BLANCO.
The exhibition Kurt Schwitters. Avant-Garde and Advertising seeks to highlight jointly what at first glance would appear to be two divergent aspects of the work of Kurt Schwitters (1887–1948), one of the foremost figures of the European avant-garde in the last century: on the one hand, his collages—a technique of which he was a true master, along with Picasso, Hans Arp, László Moholy-Nagy and Hannah Höch—and, on the other, his graphic design, a facet of his legacy that is much less familiar to the general public. To this end, the exhibition presents several of his celebrated collages from the period spanning the 1920s and the 1940s alongside an uninterrupted string of his work in graphic design and typography, with numerous and varied examples, ranging from books, posters, advertising pamphlets, magazines, ads for the press, letterheads, and printed matter for banks and businesses or for the post.

The array of pieces presented here includes ten collages executed between 1922 and 1947 and nearly a hundred printed items, all of which are on loan from private collections in Spain and abroad. This selection serves to reveal Schwitters' work as a corpus of art as full of contrasts as it is meaningful. To begin with, we encounter examples of work that can be described as "artistically pure": his collages and, in general, the entire universe of...

27/11/2014

Lina Bo Bardi 100. Brazil’s Alternative Path to Modernism.

[Munich] Geramany. 14.11.2014 > 22.02.2015
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
On November 14th the exhibition "Lina Bo Bardi 100 - Brazil's Alternative Path to Modernism" was opened at the Museum of Architecture at the Technical University of Munich, [Architekturmuseum der Technischen Universität München], in Munich, Germany. The exhibition commemorates the 100th anniversary of the birth of this architect, whose figure was recovered late 90. The exhibition features original material unpublished until now. 'Lina Bo Bardi 100 - Brazil's Alternative Path to Modernism' is still the most important international review of the work that Lina Bo Bardi development throughout her life.

With her iconic architectural structures, furniture, exhibitions, and theories on architecture and design, Italian-born Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi created an outstanding body of work which has garnered increasing attention in recent years. Raised and educated in Italy, she played an important role in the development of modern architecture in Brazil. She...

26/11/2014

In Residence: Ray Kappe

[VIDEO] By NOWNESS. In Residence: Ray Kappe. [Pacific Palisades-California] USA
metalocus, ÁNGEL BLANCO.
A modern masterpiece of glass and redwood, the home of architect Ray Kappe is often referenced as one of the greatest residences in Southern California, looks much the same today as it did a half-century ago—a contemporary extension of the early SoCal glass-house tradition, begun decades earlier by architects like Rudolph Schindler, Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, and Harwell Hamilton Harris.​

Situated on a steep slope on a property that has natural springs running through, the raised house is built onto six concrete towers whose 600 square feet of surface area support the entirety of the 4,000-square foot home, which has become one of Kappe’s most celebrated works. The Minneapolis-born architect founded the architecture department at California Polytechnic State...

26/11/2014

Build complexity. Havre 69 by AT103 architects.

[Mexico City] Mexico.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
The proposal by AT103 architects, in Mexico City, is part of the process of urban regeneration and remodelation of buildings that are being made in the most established and oldest areas of the city.

The architects propose a smaller urban condenser, more dense because increase to 12 the number of housing and includes a broader program in which shops, offices and a restaurant are introduced. A project between new and old spaces that wants to sew.

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