Winners. 2014 Sony World Photography Awards.

World Photography Organisation
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
The Sony World Photography Awards have announced the winners of their Open, Youth, and National Award competitions. Below, our selection between winners: Spain, Architecture, and more... The winners were selected from over 70,000 entries submitted by enthusiasts and amateurs photographers from across the world.

Overall winners and the judging of the final categories are set to be announced on April 30. All captions come from the photographers.

The best contemporary photography from around the world with the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition. Showcasing the winning and shortlisted photographers from the awards, the exhibition spans photojournalism, fine art and commercial photography.


First Prize, remodelation Glorias square. Barcelona.

1st Prize. Competition. [BCN] Spain.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
The remodelation of the Glories square, in Barcelona, ​​seemed to never come. The signed agreement between City Council and residents, remained asleep since 2007, and seems now waking up to the outcome of the competition held last year.

The winners were the team of Ana Coello de Llobet and the Agence Ter (French study founded ​​by Henri Bava, Michel and Olivier Philippe Hoessler) with CANÒPIA URBANA proposal. The winning idea will develop the project on an area of ​​15 hectares, it has an estimated budget of 30 million euros (relatively adjusted figure compared to the rest of 10 shortlists, out of 55 submitted)...


Anamorfosis by Boa Mistura at Ponce + Robles.

Exhibition. [MAD] Spain. 20/03 > 29/03/2014.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
Two real good friends join its forces this time for bringing us in Madrid another amazing exhibition. We are talking about Ponce + Robles gallery and the Boa Mistura collective. A serie of images, Anamorfosis, through several places all over the world, whose message of color, strenght and energy makes us happy and gives us another vision of how to act in the city. A personal work that we hope you enjoy. Don't miss it!

The technique used for creating the murals is the one which gives the name of the exhibition, 'Anamorfosis'. The images are created over walls and shapes and they have sense only when we look it from a particular point of view. This technique is the one that Boa Mistura collective has used in several places as the passages of a brazilian favela, the domes of the Cebada Market in Madrid or others as Andalucía or the...


‘Five-room apartment’ at 60 square meters at De Rotterdam.

[VIDEO] from de 44/floors. [Rotterdam] The Netherlands.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
A ‘five-room apartment’ at 60 square meters, at OMA's De Rotterdam. An Apartment transforms into multi-functional and versatile space.

Some 186 penthouses and apartments for sale and 54 rental apartments are in the West Tower in collaboration with Amvest. Ranging in size from 65 m2 up to 250 m2. Metropolitan living in the heart of Rotterdam, with breathtaking views across the water and the city.

We took the challenge to reconsider living, which requires a new perspective on living space. The smallest model apartment in De Rotterdam is decorated with the space saving furniture of Clei...


[I] Honorable Mentions. Exordium and Untitled.Gajic-Belicev.

metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
The stunning results of the first ever architecture storytelling competition hosted by BLANK SPACE ,have received a fantastic response from readers. For that reason, we offer the work of the rest of the selected entries. The competition marks the first contest organized by the New York City based “office for thought provocation.”

“We are glad that when asked to think differently about architecture, so many people were up for the challenge,” the founders say. “Blank Space started exactly for this purpose: to uncover better means to communicate architecture, and in turn, to change the way the world perceives architecture. The response is a testament to the power of these ideas.”



1st Prize. Europan 12, Warsaw. By Adrià Guardiet.

Competition, 1st Prize. Europan 12. [Za Żelazną Bramą, Warsaw] Poland.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
This year the Spanish teams in Europan again demonstrated the high level of young Spanish architects. Among those who have won a first prize is Adrià Guardiet, whose work in the VORA team we have already published on other occasions. The project submitted for a site at Warsaw, Poland, is simple and great both in form and in its formal resolution and graphic presentation. Again congratulations!

the environment of the project, characterized by lack of definition of public space, low density and minimum functional diversity, brought us to a strategy of densification of the plot perimeter, introducing greater complexity of uses and wider range of characteristics and transitions of free space.


Rafael Aburto, Architect (1913-2014).

[VIDEO] from Iñaki Bergera.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Our tribute to Rafael Aburto, one of those silent and brilliant architects that enabled an different architecture in Spain.

Studies on the architect Rafael Aburto (Neguri, 1913 - Madrid, 2014) occurred during the monographic...


Smiljan Radic designs Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2014.

Kensington Gardens. [LON] UK.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
The Chilean architect Smiljan Radic has been named the fourteenth architect to accept the invitation to design a temporary Pavilion outside the entrance to the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens, London.

His design (a translucent domed structure of white fibreglass) follows Sou Fujimoto’s cloud-like structure which was visited by almost 200,000 people in 2013 and was one of the most visited Pavilions to-date.

Occupying a footprint of some 350 square metres on the lawn of the Serpentine Gallery, plans depict a semi-translucent, cylindrical structure, designed to resemble a shell,...



metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
The great results of the first ever architecture storytelling competition are in. The response to Fairy Tales was “overwhelming and astonishing,” say the founders of Blank Space, with over 300 entries from 50 countries. The competition marks the first contest organized by the New York City based “office for thought provocation.”

The all-star jury selected 3 winning entries and 10 honorable mentions:

First Place goes to Kevin (Pang-Hsin) Wang and Nicholas O’Leary for their entry “Chapter Thirteen”. Mesmerizing, powerful images depict a bucolic yet futuristic world where a damsel in distress, Alice as a grown-up, is planning her...


New Entrance and Visitors Centre for Alhambra by Siza & Santos.

Exhibition. Aedes Berlin. [BER] Germany. 22/03 – 08/05/2014.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO.
New Entrance and Visitors Information Centre for the Alhambra by Álvaro Siza Vieira & Juan Domingo Santos. An exhibition by Aedes Architecture Forum Berlin with the Council of the Alhambra & Generalife, Granada showcasing the project New Gate of the Alhambra, designed by the Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza Viera (Oporto, 1933) and Juan Domingo Santos (Granada, 1961), which won the 2010 International Competition for New Visitor Access to the Monument.

The Alhambra is one of the most eminent World Heritage Sites in Europe. This significance is highlighted especially in the context of current times, as it represents periods of respect for diversity, pluralism and the co-existence of different cultures and religions.

After the first exhibition with Álvaro Siza 30 years ago, Aedes is pleased to join this outstanding architect again to showcase his work....



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