Cruz y Ortiz has won the Abe Bonnema Architecture Prize 2013

[Amsterdam] The Netherlands.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Cruz y Ortiz has won the First Abe Bonnema Architecture Prize 2013 for the New Rijksmuseum. With this, the project is reckoned as ‘Best Building of the Netherlands of the last 2 years.

"We are very grateful for this acknowledgement and for the initiative included in the legacy of late Abe Bonnema (2001). The jury considers it as a big merit that Cruz y Ortiz has managed to survive as captains of this tempestuous boat during the last 12 years. Important criteria for the judgement are its meticulous relation between design and execution, the care for the details and the control of...


The Collection at Montreux Jazz Festival 2013.

By Bureau A. [Montreux] Switzerland.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO
Bureau A designed an obsessively repetitive library to exhibit the obsessive collection that Claude Nobs, founder and past director of the Montreux Jazz Festival, assembled during his life. It includes more than 40,000 LPs and many objects related to the music world.

Memory of project.

What sort of primal impulse makes one become a collector? At what point the urge to keep becomes obsessive and...


Suspense: Amber voltage by Tim Parchikov.

DA2 (Domus Artium 2002). [Salamanca] Spain. 11/10/2013 - 07/01/2014.
You can't miss the photography exhibition of Tim Parchikov, which opens today in Salamanca. In his work, photographer tries to capture the state many young people nowadays. According to Tim they are "lost" due to a series of events caused by the turn of the century. We encourage you to attend and to meet the author alongside his work, sure you will like it!

Photographs with suspense of Tim Parchikov.

The exhibition "Suspense: Amber voltage" by the Russian photographer Tim Parchikov will be displayed at the Domus Artium DA2 Center in Salamanca (Spain) from October 11 until January 5, 2014. The show, that consists of 54 photographs in color and a video projection, is the result of...


StudioSC by studio MK27.

Sao Paulo [Brazil].
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
The project begins with an internal contest at the own study. From that contest appears several ideas for finishing with an final simply design, whose diagrams we recommend you to see it. The design is embodied in two wooden boxes separated by a central void which is characterized by the presence of a concrete walkway hung from the ceiling. The program is organized to create a route by which visitors are aware of the area of work of the study.

Memory of project.


Ludwig Leo in Berlin.

Exhibition. die raum Gallery. [BERLIN] Germany. 13/09-27/10/2013.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO
Despite having built three of the most important buildings in postwar West Berlin architecture - Charlottenburg Sports Hall, Circulation Tank of the Hydraulics Laboratory near Tiergarten station and a tower for the German Association of Lifeguards - Ludwig Leo's work is now largely forgotten since his withdrawal from architectural discourse after the 70s. This month, the gallery die raum in Berlin - in collaboration with BARarchitekten and Gregor Harbusch - diplays drawings, models, photographs and a film from four of his projects. If you are in Berlin, you can't miss it!

“Architecture must be socially justified, otherwise it is only a picture.”

Ludwig Leo

Ludwig Leo (1924-2012) was perhaps the most unusual architect working in West Berlin in the post-war period. His best known work is the...


Opening: Miguel Fisac y Alejandro de la Sota. Mirada en Paralelo. [II]

In Museo ICO. [MAD] España. 17/10/2013 - 16/02/2014.
metalocus, ÁNGELA SOLÍS.
From the October 17 and for four months we will celebrate the centenary of Miguel Fisac and Alejandro de la Sota in an exhibition that brings the ICO Museum. A must for all who enjoy good architecture.

There were two great masters, reinvented Spanish modern architecture and limited but important reference buildings have served several generations of architects in the country. Their work began just after the Civil War, claiming the language of the modern movement against the regime historicist architecture, and ended their lives with very personal exploracionesm. To mark the centenary of the birth of Miguel Fisac and...


PAROLE - Champ-Dollon 1/24.

By Bureau A.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
Art, Design, Recommendations
This formal experiment, Swiss Art Award 2013, seeks to initiate a discussion on how architects approach their commissions, if the importance is the answer to a question or more the question itself.

Memory of project.

In Switzerland there is a current trend for professional tranquility and particularly so in the world of architecture where architects prefer to satisfy their commissions in studied silence. Everything is in the doing and...


House in Leiria.

By ARX Portugal. [Leiria] Portugal.
metalocus, ÁNGELA SOLÍS.
The portuguese studio ARX brings this home, with clear and pure lines. Inside and outside are constantly linked by courtyards, which are opening and closing to the landscape.

Memory of project.

The house is located in a "typical" peripheric urbanization of Pousos, a parish of the municipality of Leiria. Situated east of the city and at high ground, it works as a sort of panoramic belvedere over Leiria.

So as to assure for more space and complete access...


Rumble and Sway.

[VIDEO] By The Seventh Movement.
From New York again and using timelapse technique, which shows different reasons or events that happen slowly so invaluable to the human eye, along with a type of determined camera and lens and performing different actions achieve impressive and expressive results of New York city. The best, night views. Do not miss it!

This video is a mixtape of the 321 different shots we made over the two week period in NYC for the 2013 US Open broadcast on ESPN. One of our consistent gigs the past couple of years has been shooting and editing timelapse for broadcast. Now I'm not talking about live timelapse transmitting or anything impossible like that. We shoot scenics around the city, stylized shots of the stadiums, moving...


Paper Birds.

By Diana Beltran Herrera.
metalocus, ÁNGELA SOLÍS.
We introduce you Diana, a young artist who makes these delicate birds, with paper she gets blur the boundaries between the real and the artificial, stop time with movement, and allows us to feel closely at these colorful animals.

I've been always concern about this other part that is alive and is different than humans, I've always curious about the way it develop and how it survive and remain with the years. I've been aways interested in birds since my mother bought 2 and they were living home. I very much like them but those kind of animals as everything in nature is very vulnerable and timid.

When I went in 2011 to...



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