30/01/2014

OMA updates the Kunsthal. Opening February 01.

[VIDEO]Shoes. [Rotterdam] The Netherlands.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
One of the best projects by Rem Koolhaas, the Kunsthal in Rotterdam, designed by OMA in 1992, reopens this month after an extensive renovation.

After more than 20 years of intense use, OMA, the city of Rotterdam and the Kunsthal have completed their comprehensive plan to upgrade the performance of the building in terms of energy, security, program and circulation.

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28/01/2014

Time to make a book. Patricia Urquiola.

Rizzoli New York.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
The first monograph on the works of Patricia Urquiola, whose eclectic approach to product design and architecture has established her as one of the key figures in contemporary design. A superstar in the world of design, Patricia Urquiola s portfolio of architectural projects and product designs is as diverse as it is intensely personal from a house for Patrizia Moroso, to the interiors of boutique hotels, to industrial design, and with products that include chairs, watches, and cutlery.

Her eclectic eye, her design style, and the “thinking with the hands” effectively sums up the Spanish designer’s working method, Patricia Urquiola, one of the most sought minds in contemporary design. In title of this book already reveals a declaration: to seize the day, the moment and the time necessary for a deeper look at her work, to lay down in black-and-white the milestones in an articulated journey.

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26/01/2014

'Nothing stays'.

[VIDEO] By FEVER.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
Today we bring you one of the projects of the recently based collective FEVER. They present us through a little fable an inspiring view about the crisis and how this affects young people.

This exciting project comes from a recently based collective, FEVER, which presents us an inspiring view about the bad situation that young people live not only in Spain but in the majority of the countries where the economic crisis is so hard. The little fable is about how, in spite of the the...

25/01/2014

ARCADE FIRE - AFTERLIFE

[MUSIC VIDEO] from Emily Kai Bock.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Saturday's musical video. (Official music video).

CAST
Father: Pablo Soriano
Oldest Son: Justice Lucero
Youngest Son: Cristian Guillen
Mother: Carolina De Athey
Laundry Worker: Jill Lachman

CREW
Writer/ Director - Emily Kai Bock
Production Company - ICONOCLAST
Executive Producers - Kathleen Heffernan
Director of Photography...

24/01/2014

OPEN Prototype for Temporary Sales Pavilion.

By Open Architecture. [Beijing] China.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO
It is highly probable that a temporary sales pavilion will be built before the selling of any new housing project in China. These pavilions become an opportunity for architects to test and try out new ideas and experiments. OPEN Architecture designed this prototype for a temporary pavilion that includes the possibilty of being disassembled, moved and reassembled on a different location. This pavilion is the result of concepts and experimentation based on ten years long research on mass-customization.

Memory of project.

As a unique Chinese architectural typology in recent years, sales pavilion reflects rather interesting phenomena. A sales pavilion will surely be built before the...

23/01/2014

Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz Station / Friedlichen Revolution Square.

By Max Dudler. [Leipzig] Germany.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO
S-Bahn trains cross beneath the centre of Leipzig since December 2013, when the 5.3 kilometre long City Tunnel Leipzig, a joint development of Deutsche Bahn AG and the Free State of Saxony, was completed. Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz Station on the southern end of the historic city centre is one of four stations of the major project that is currently one of the largest inner-city infrastructure projects in Europe. The design of the station is based on architect Max Dudler’s successful competition entry from 1997. The Swiss architect’s impressive 140 metre long and 20 metre wide station concourse was awarded the City of Leipzig’s Architecture Award.

Memory of project.

The station concourse, with a rectangular section and a slight longitudinal curve, is situated 20 metres below ground. Walls and ceilings of the elongated, column-...

21/01/2014

The Architect is Present - Convocatoria talleres y becas.

[MAD] 10/02/2014.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
La Fundación Caja de Arquitectos y la Fundación ICO convocan 75 plazas para estudiantes de Arquitectura y jóvenes arquitectos destinadas a ampliar su formación en cinco workshops en el Museo ICO.

Los 'workshops' se desarrollarán dentro del marco de la exposición 'The Architect is Present', —comisariada por Luis Fernández-Galiano / Arquitectura Viva y que podrá visitarse desde el 13 de marzo en el Museo ICO—. Las plazas pretenden dar a los candidatos la posibilidad de complementar mediante ‘workshops’ organizados por la Fundación ICO los conocimientos adquiridos durante su formación.

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20/01/2014

Naust paa Aure by TYIN.

By TYIN tegnestue Architects [Aure kommune], Norway.
metalocus, ALEX DURO
Within the culture of the coastal regions of Norway appears this reconstruction of a boathouse for boats and fishing gears. A simply, elegant and respectful project with the local tradition and with the preexisting situation.

From the reutilization of materials is organized the reconstruction of an ancient boathouse from the middle of the eighteenth century. Respecting the traditional construction and also trying to give new approaches, the architect creates a flexible and adaptable design, simply and even beauty.

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20/01/2014

The 2014 Wheelwright Prize, Opens today.

Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
metalocus, LUIS TERRAIN
Online-application opens today. Harvard GSD announces the second edition of the Wheelwright Prize awarding with a $100,000 travel-based research grant to a recent architect whose proposal conveys a talented, scholarly and professional design sense. Originally established by Harvard's GSD in 1935 as the "Arthur Wheelwright Traveling Fellowship", the prize recognizes the importance of field research to professional development and is available to architects practicing anywhere in the world.

 “It is clear that today's fluid movement of people and ideas necessitates new approaches towards the understanding of architecture and urbanization. I am excited that in the coming years the Wheelwright Fellowship will be able to have a significant impact on the intellectual projects of young architects and, in turn, on the future of architecture and the built environment.”

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18/01/2014

ArquitectAs. [Women Architects] At Seville.

[SEV] Spain. 21/02/2014. Symposium, 27.28/03/2014
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
ArquitectAs. [Women Architects] Call for papers. The first International Symposium on Research in Architecture and Gender entitled “Redefining the profession” invites masters or doctoral students, professionals, academics and educators to contribute with new ideas and reflections on a professional practice of architecture with greater equity in terms of gender.

ArquitectAs. [Women Architects] In the last ten years the number of women graduated in architecture has significantly exceeded that of men. Nevertheless the practice of architecture is still under a paternalistic influence globally considering women architects as hierarchically inferior avoiding them to held senior positions. The low number of women architects in decision-making positions and running offices is...

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