Fumihiko Maki designs a home for the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto.

Aga Khan Museum opens on 18 September 2014 .[Toronto] Canada.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Tomorrow, on September 18, 2014 the Aga Khan Museum will be open to the public. Every monumental museum is inspired by a great collection. In the case of the sparkling white-stone Aga Khan Museum, opening in the outskirts of Toronto, it contains over one thousand artefacts and artworks and spans over one thousand years of history. The objects – in ceramic, metalwork, ivory, stone and wood, textile and carpet, glass and rock crystal objects, parchment and illustrated paintings on paper – present an overview of the artistic accomplishments of civilizations of Islam from the Iberian Peninsula to China.

The Aga Khan Museum, due to open tomorrow in Toronto, Canada, will be the first museum in North America dedicated to the arts and the cultures of the world of Islam. Founded by His Highness the Aga Khan, the Museum is dedicated to the acquisition, preservation and display of artifacts – from various periods and geographies – relating to the intellectual, cultural, artistic and...


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...



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...


Rehabilitation of the Resin Factory in Marinha Grande.

By Cremascoli Okumura Rodrigues Architects. [Marinha Grande] Portugal.
metalocus, BELEN CALLEJO
A box made of glass, aims to become the new symbol of the city of Marinha Grande, Portugal. This new intervention designed by Cremascoli Okumura Rodrigues Architects is based on the building’s original composition, taking advantage of the central patio, the new internal “public square” and bury a part of the programme.

Description of the project by Cremascoli Okumura Rodrigues Architects.

The relevance of the structure meant to be rehabilitated, the Market, of immense...


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...


Bernard Tschumi Interview.

[VIDEO] The Architectural Review’s Paul Finch.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Architecture, OPINION, VIDEO
In this extended interview, - shot in the Wine Suit of the Hotel Danieli, Venice- between Bernard Tschumi and Paul Finch for The Architectural Review, the well-know Swiss architect of Parc de la Villette, Parc Zoologique de Paris and the author of the Manhattan Transcripts speaks about his education , work and critical position.

Bernard Tschumi explains how a visit to Chicago when he was seventeen years old sparked a life-long passion for architectural design - something that had been somewhat repressed due to his father Jean Tschumi who was, at that time, one of the world’s most highly respected architects. His admiration of British architect and...


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...


Winners, Powering Transformation Contest.

2014 World Sustainable Building Congress.
metalocus, BELÉN CALLEJO.
Architecture, TECHNOLOGY
On September 5, 2014, the jury of the international contest of universities Powering Transformation, framed in the 2014 World Sustainable Building Congress, meets. A total of 48 proposals were received, from 14 countries, i.e., 30 universities and 128 professors. Finally, it is decided to grant, in the last round, 3 prizes, 5 honourable mentions and 7 finalists.

After having reviewed and revised all proposals by the jury, states that the WINNER proposals are:

FIRST PRIZE.- PT39 (1642) Universidad europea de Madrid CO³ COOPERATIVAS PARA LA...


Month of Sundays. Metronomy band at Barbican.

[MUSIC VIDEO] by Callum Cooper.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Like a modern day M.C. Escher video at London's Barbican Estate. The video captures the four band members of Metronomy, among the raw concrete structures, elevated walkways and curving stairwells of the estate, which was designed by Chamberlin, Powell and Bon in the 1950s and officially opened in 1982.

Our Saturday music video is a Film by Callum Cooper (Official Music Video for Metronomy). METALOCUS MUSIC PROJECT.

Producer - Joshua Smith
Line Producer - Rupert Savage...



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