COMPETITION. Quito´s Panamerican Architecture Biennial.

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, as only three months for the biggest event of architecture in the continent, the Biennale is just receiving the projects that will participate in the competition, which projects will be exhibited from the 17th to the 21st of November in the Joaquín Pinto Exhibition Hall.

It´s only three months for the biggest event of architecture in the continent. The nineteenth edition of QUITO´S PANAMERICAN ARCHITECURE BIENNIAL 2014, is receiving the projects that will participate in the competition in the following categories: A. Arquitecture Design, B. Urban Design and Landscape Architecture, C. Social Habitat and Development, D....


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...


Aranzadi´s Meander Park by aldayjover Architecture and Landscape.

By aldayjover Architecture and Landscape [Meandro de Aranzadi ] Pamplona.
metalocus, BELEN CALLEJO
Aranzadi’s Meander, as so many other meanders, is the result of the double action of water and progressive human occupation with the agriculture. For these reasons Aranzadi’s Meander Park preserves most of the secular orchard that has humanized it, and simultaneously generates spaces for the river and its dynamics, and for the citizen. The topography found in the meander allowed architects to formalize the project incorporating the fluvial dynamics to the public space.

Description of the project by...


Great London Architecture for free during Open House 2014.

[LON] UK. 20-21/09/2014.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO
On the 20th and 21st September there will be a unique opportunity to see, explore and learn about over 800 buildings, walks, architects and experts' talks, engineering and landscape tours, cycle rides and much more to get under the skin of the amazing architecture in every London neighbourhood.

Some of the buldings that people will be able to visit are 10 Downing Street, Leadenhall Building or "The Cheesegrater", Foster and Partners Studio, Lloyd's Bank, Crossrail Farringdon Construction site, the new LSE Saw Swee Hock Student Centre which we published a short time ago and and the...


CarrerasMúgica Gallery by Herreros Architects.

Gallery [Bilbao] Spain. 3/10/14.
metalocus, BELÉN CALLEJO.
CarrerasMúgica gallery was founded by Pedro Carreras and Ignacio Mugica. On October 3, CarrerasMúgica will be inaguarated a new space designed by Juan Herreros. With this new gallery located at Heros Street number 2, CarrerasMugica begins a new era. It will be shown by Asier Mendizabal as the exponent of a generation of exceptional artists who are working in the Basque Country.

The history of the CarrerasMugica gallery spans more than two decades of the world of contemporary art. Founded by Pedro Carreras and Ignacio Múgica, the gallery has become an active presence at both national and international fairs, such as ARCOmadrid, sp arte,...


Gabriel Moreno at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Madrid.

[MAD] Spain.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO.
For their first collaborative project, illustrator Gabriel Moreno and designer Ion Fiz created a series of fabrics to be presented at MBFW 2014. The pieces have been developed together with the Aftersun collection. A mixed collection inspired by the sea, based on lightweight fabrics such as silk and cotton. Versatile clothing with marine patterns and motifs in blue and coral tones: high pants, asymmetrical tops, flowing skirts, tailoring, etc.

Besides the fabrics, Gabriel Moreno illustrated the invitations, press kit and scenery with striking designs that refer to the underwater world, mixed with the beauty and sensuality of women, a recurrent icon in his work. Part of IFEMA's interiors are decorated with the artist's drawings, which he made during his participation last year in Mulafest13 Festival.

The show will...


Winners. Medellin Experimental Social Housing (MESH).

Archimedium. Competition.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
A new contest where teams of young Spanish architects again stress at all levels. Congratulations!!

The jury gladly received the students work . After a physical meeting , the jury unanimously selected three proposals for the first, second and third prizes , as well as 10 non-hierarchical mentions of honor.

For the winners selection, the jury took into account a lot of aspects that span different scales and relate directly to the proposed housing with the city. The winning proposals have recognized the urban shape of the...


Book Release. Fairy Tales: When Architecture Tells a Story.

Book. Blank Space.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO
Blank Space releases first edition of “Fairy Tales: When Architecture Tells A Story” an unexpected, captivating anthology of “architectural fairy tales” written and illustrated by designers from all over the world. METALOCUS sponsored this fantastic competition, which had excellent results.

The 24 stories presented in the book were hand-picked from a pool of over 300 submissions to the inaugural Fairy Tales competition organized by Blank Space, an online platform for architecture based in New York City. The competition challenged entrants to develop visionary, narrative-based design...


Neckartailfingen Festival Hall by Ackermann + Raff.

[Neckartailfingen - Stuttgart] Germany.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
The Neckartailfingen Festival Hall, -a latticed canopy overhangs the zigzagging glass facade of this riverside community hall near Stuttgart-, was designed by German studio Ackermann + Raff for a site surrounded by trees on the bank of the River Neckar.

Ackermann + Raff wanted to integrate the surrounding landscape into the design of the riverside community venue, which contains two multi-purpose events spaces.




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