17/10/2013

Vesa Sammalisto, Illustrator.

Cities covers and illustration works.
metalocus, LAURA CANTO.
Metalocus uncovers the illustrator Vesa Metalocus Sammalisto, a fetish of maps, transports, buildings and everything that may appear in them. You might not missed part of his work, great illustrations that are sight readers could not miss!

Today I wanted to make known the works of Vesa Sammalisto. I advise you to spend your time and look over on some of his best artwork and judge yourselves.

"I´m a Finnish illustrator. I recently moved back to Helsinki. For a while I lived in Berlin, loved the city but still felt Helsinki was more home to me. Helsinki has an international atmosphere yet...

16/10/2013

Nación Rotonda: retroactive story about the building bubble in Spain.

By Miguel Álvarez, Esteban García, Rafael Trapiello, Melina Grinberg y Guillermo Trapiello.
metalocus, ROBERTO ALIA
Urbanisme, Recommendations
Using aerial views of last 15 years, this web makes a review of the urban development settled up all across Spanish territory. Comparing the initial and current state of the examples shown at Nación Rotonda are sometimes scary and work as a consciousness awakening, but maybe late, about the excessive growth of our cities during the property bubble.

Just comparing, the web of Nación Rotonda (Roundabout Nation, in Spanish) gives us an inventory of urban developments, from early 00s and until today, in the Spanish building bubble context. Thanks to the superposition of both images, corresponding to initial and current status, we can see the transformation of a landscape that has become more regular after 15 years of disproportionate urban growth.

An image is...

10/10/2013

Citizens of No Place. An Architectural Graphic Novel.

Book. Princeton Architectural Press • New York. By Jimenez Lai.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA, LAURA CANTO
Citizens of No Place published by Princeton Architectural Press, is a collection of short stories on architecture and urbanism, graphically represented using manga-style storyboards. Jimenez Lai, its author speaks about the conflation of representation, design, theory and storytelling by working through comics and translating the alternate worlds into physical installations.

Fiction is used as a strategy to unpack thoughts about architecture. Modeled as a proto-manifesto, it is a candid chronicle of a highly critical thought process in the tradition of paper architecture (especially that of architect John Hejduk and Bernard Tschumi's Manhattan Transcript). The short stories explore many architectural problems through the unique language of the graphic novel, helping usher the next generation of architectural theory and criticism....

04/10/2013

Mulan Primary School.

Rural Urban Framework (RUF). [GUANGDONG] China.
metalocus, CANDELA OLIVA.
Today we bring you a very inspiring project, in which brick is treated in a sensible, coherent and also contemporary way. It is a rural primary school in the Chinese province of Guangdong, in which the classrooms orbit around a series of micro open spaces that lead to the main courtyard, where children play in the open air within the reflections of the material and the amazing landscape.

The Mulan Primary school is located close to Huaiji, a county of approximately 100,000 in Guangdong Province. Working with the local education authority and a Hong Kong based charity, we were asked to expand an existing primary school of 5 classrooms by adding an additional building of 6 classrooms. The motivation behind this expansion is through the government’s desire to consolidate the total number of primary...

04/10/2013

Vasco Mourão's hand drawn cityscapes.

Ilustration works.
metalocus, LAURA CANTO.
Neither adjectives nor description are needed for introduce you Vasco Mourão, whom drawings speak for himself. Great cityscapes compositions and recognizable buildings in many cases, to get lost in them. If you are building lovers or show a high appreciation for the buildings, you will know appreciate the value of his images.

Architect and illustrator, this portuguese stands out for illustrating cities by isometric perspectives, where every building, every detail of theirs facades is represented with great quality. All hand-drawn artworks, often throws a review or make a simple wink making them blow, jumping into a thousand pieces.

Among his works are world famous and representative buildings like the ...

03/10/2013

Shortlist Design Competition Medellín River Park.

Concurso [MEDELLÍN] Colombia
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA, via A57. Ana María Pinzón.
On August 9, 2013 were announced the four finalists in the first round for the Design Competition Medellín River Park (including two Spanish). Within hours, Monday October 7, in a second round, the finalists will present their blueprints for the middle sector designs and October 23 will be announced the winner.

The Madrid Río model is being copied by other cities to regenerate, not always well considered, rivers. Medellin launched a few months Concurso Público Internacional Anteproyecto Urbanístico, Paisajístico, Arquitectónico y sus Estudios Complementarios del Parque del Río Medellín / "...

27/09/2013

The Sagrada Familia in 2026

[VIDEO] from sagradafamiliacat
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
Architecture, Urbanisme
Final stages of Gaudí's masterpiece. The video shows the final look of the masterpiece designed by Gaudí. In it you can see the different stages through which pass the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona to completion over the next 12 years. La Sagrada Familia finished ... virtually, of course!

La Sagrada Familia is Barcelona's greatest icon, with millions of visitors a year and income astronomical. The last weekend to celebrate the festival of La Mercè is lived an open day attended by 33,600 people for free. One of its main attractions is its large central nave, which is already in operation, although there is still much to do outside.

The only thing not shown in the video is the planned urban intervention in the...

26/09/2013

2013 series TEDxCity2.0

[VIDEOS] of talks from TEDxCity2.0 20/09/2013
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
Architecture, Urbanisme, VIDEO
On September 20, 2013, TEDCity2.0 took place at the TimesCenter in New York City. Co-curated and co-hosted by Chris Anderson, John Cary, and Courtney Martin, the event surfaced stories of urban ingenuity and interdependence from across the globe, and featured an unexpected mix of over 20 speakers, including several 2012 City 2.0 Award winners.

Live-streamed for free, the TEDCity2.0 anchor event coincided with self organized TEDxCity2.0 events over a 48-hour period. TEDx communities worldwide are envisioning the cities of our future and sharing big ideas about collaborative action and sustainable solutions.

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25/09/2013

From Olympic Games to Urban Games.

[VIDEO] By PKMN [Salt Lake City] Utah. USA.
metalocus, ROBERTO ALIA.
The response of citizenship is the key to success or failure in every urban intervention. PKMN's project to "SixtyNine Seventy, The Spaces Between" competition backs on citizen's revitalization as an strategy to activate this Salt Lake City location, and on the Urban Games Spirit as a tool to develop their proposal.

Memory of project.

Every citizen of Salt Lake experienced the Salt Lake 2002 Winter Games in an individual and exclusive way, making a fundamental part of the Olympic MEMORIES of the city, led by the TRANSFORMING AND EDUCATIONAL POWER of the...

22/09/2013

"Middle East", by Josep Lluis Mateo.

Book. ETH ZÜRICH.
metalocus, CANDELA OLIVA.
We have just received Josep Lluís Mateos' last publication, "Middle East". This part of the world is presented in the book as a paradoxical environment, with an architecture that is torn between the place's cultural and historical relevance, and the great activity and growth it has experienced in the last years. Highly recommendable!

Josep Lluís Mateo has published "Middle East Landscape – City – Architecture" with his Chair at the department of architecture at ATH Zürich, as part of the series "Architectural Papers". Established in 2005, the series covers a wide range of topics related to teaching architecture and architectural culture in general.

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