21/09/2014

The High Line Opens Its Third and Final Phase.

The High Line at the Rail Yards. [NYC] USA.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
The third and northernmost section on the park, the High Line at the Rail Yards, opens to the public.

Opening today, Sunday, the High Line’s final phase, from 30th Street to 34th Street, blending eastward views of rising developments with Hudson River sunsets.

Construction on the High Line first began in 2006, so tomorrow's opening is a momentous final chapter for the ambitious...

19/09/2014

School extension “Teresianas-Ganduxer” by Picharchitects.

By Picharchitects [BCN] Spain.
metalocus, BELEN CALLEJO
The School extension “Teresianas-Ganduxer” has been a challenge for Teresa Batlle and Felipe Pich-Aguilera, designing a new building in an environment with the uniqueness and significance of the current Teresianas School.

The project developed by Pich-Aguilera architects, is located on the best place of the plot that would not affect the visibility of the pavilion designed by Antoni Gaudí. Also, the extension adapts to the existing buildings, using a woven ceramic facade that provided a large lattice facing the street and lighting elements into school.

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19/09/2014

Houses over the grocery in Rotterdam by MVRDV.

[Rotterdam] Netherlands.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA, SARA REBOLLO.
Rotterdam has a new icon: Markthal Rotterdam will open on September 30th. The largest indoor market in the Netherlands is located in a historic spot just beside the Binnenrotte, near Blaak station and the largest open air market in the country. An enormous hall at street level surrounded by an apartment building in the form of an arch. Its shape, inside colours and height make it a true sight. It is an exceptional design not only for its size and shape but also because of the way it combines different uses and functions.

The first indoor market designed by MVRDV and Provast, in The Netherlands will open its doors in Rotterdam in October 2014: Markthal Rotterdam.

The Market Hall is a sustainable combination of food, leisure, living and parking, fully integrated to celebrate and...

18/09/2014

EXHIBITION. Alvar Aalto – Second Nature.

Vitra Design Museum. [Weil am Rhein] Germany. 27.09.2014 > 01.03.2015.
metalocus, BELEN CALLEJO
Vitra Design Museum presents the new exhibition »Alvar Aalto – Second Nature«, a major retrospective exhibition on this legendary architect which reveals many new aspects of his architecture work.

The architectural critic Sigfried Giedion called him the »Magus of the North«: Alvar Aalto (1898–1976) is the best known Finnish architect of his generation and a chief proponent of a human-centred modernism. His buildings such as the Paimio Sanatorium (1933) or Villa Mairea (1939) embody a masterful...

18/09/2014

Endesa World Fab Condenser by Margen-Lab.

By Margen-Lab [BCN] Spain.
metalocus, BELEN CALLEJO
The Endesa World Fab Condenser is a project for the BCN FAB10 international congress on digital fabrication, designed by Daniel Ibáñez and Rodrigo Rubio. This pavilion is a thermodynamic prototype, a bioclimatic dome installed at the fast-changing Plaça de Glories, near the Design DHub Museum, in Barcelona.

Description of the project by Margen-Lab.

The...

17/09/2014

Niemeyer Center´s images by Jesús M.Chamizo.

By Jesús M.Chamizo [Avilés] Spain.
metalocus, BELEN CALLEJO
The photographer Jesús M. Chamizo, is a passionate lover of the renown architect Oscar Niemeyer´s work, for that reason, Jesús offers us this impressive photographs of Niemeyer Center of Avilés.

Jesús M.Chamizo. I am passionate about architecture and personality of Oscar Niemeyer's work, has always captivated me. Probably in this center of Avilés, we can appreciate a summary of the character of his genius. Observe, admire and try to reflect its essence in images was my challenge, trying not to distort reality rather than the final shade that unifies.

Images done in Avilés,...

17/09/2014

The Kindergarten of the German School of Athens by Potiropoulos D+L Architects.

By Potiropoulos D+L Architects [Athens] Greece.
metalocus, BELEN CALLEJO
The Kindergarten of the German School of Athens, is a new building that is distinguished from "neutral" proposals. It is a building that looks for "surprise" that foment child games, "hidden facts" or even situations "out of control", where children can run and play in a calm and well controlled to promote mental and emotional reflexes of the child.

Description of the project by Potiropoulos D+L Architects...

16/09/2014

Royal Photographic Society Awards 2014.

Royal Photographic Society Awards. 09.09.2014.
metalocus, BELEN CALLEJO
The Royal Photographic Society Awards 2014 presents the winning photographers and their most exciting and interesting photographs. This Society supports and promotes the fascinating world of photography, motivating young talent to develop highly creative and inspiring work.

The Royal Photographic Society Awards 2014 announced:

- 2014 Oscar Winner TIM WEBBER to receive RPS Progress Medal
- Portraitist of the Afghan Girl, STEVE MCCURRY, to receive RPS Centenary Medal for lifetime achievement.
- The Royal Photographic Society Award for Outstanding Service to Photography goes to TERENCE...

16/09/2014

IMAGINARY BODY AND SECTIONS OF IMAGINATION by FORM:ULA-Bryan Cantley.

By CESARE BATTELLI.
metalocus, BELEN CALLEJO
Cesare Battelli delights us with this interesting and unique research work by Bryan Cantley.

Description of the project by Bryan Cantley.

Ghost notes and...

16/09/2014

Maya Lin, 'Rivers and Mountains'.

Opening. Ivorypress Gallery. [MAD] Spain. 16/09 > 01/11/2014.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
From 16 September Ivorypress will host Maya Lin's first solo exhibition in Spain, entitled Rivers and Mountains. The show will take place in the cycle around art in relation with architecture and design that Ivorypress presents annually in Madrid each September.

The exhibition, at galería Ivorypress, Madrid, guides us through the career of this American artist and architectural designer of Chinese heritage, with works and projects produced in the past decade as well as sketchbooks and preliminary studies. In her work, Lin approaches landscapes from an environmentally conscious perspective, outlining a critical reflection on the negative consequences of humankind...

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