"La Herencia de Coderch", architect José Antonio Coderch's last project.

[VIDEO] from Poldo Pomés. Exhibition. [BCN] Spain. 27/11/2014 - 30/01/2015.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO
"La Herencia de Coderch" will open on November 27th at MINIM in Barcelona displaying architect Coderch's legacy and the last project he worked on at the end of his life. On occasion of the exhibition, MINIM produced "Remembering Coderch", a documentary directed by Poldo Pomés featuring architects Oriol Bohigas, Carlos Ferrater, Oscar Tusquets, Federico Correa and Rafael Moneo among others.

José Antonio Coderch was a brilliant architect who was able to combine Catalan Modernism and elements of Gaudi and Jujol's architecture with the International Style architecture. His quiet work, far from spectacle architecture, was an introverted synthesis, deeply rooted in tradition and craft and with no artifice or easy outcomes.

Coderch's work is similar to that of a...


Inside the Danish architect Knud Holscher’s brick-built minimalist home.

[VIDEO] By NOWNESS. In Residence: Knud Holscher. NOWNESS
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
On an expansive plot down a leafy cul-de-sac 25 minutes north of Copenhagen sits a spectacular boxy brick-and-glass house. Situated in the sleepy suburb of Holte, it is at once unpretentious, poetic and understated—much like the man who built it. The home of Knud Holscher, one of Denmark’s most acclaimed architects and industrial designers, has been considered one of this small Nordic nation’s most beautiful residences since it was built in the early 1970s. Its clean lines and simple interiors are as elegant and relevant today, as they were then.

Holscher began his career at the studio of Arne Jacobsen—where he oversaw the design and construction of St. Catherine’s College at Oxford University, among other projects—before embarking on various partnerships and heading his own award-winning design studio, Knud Holscher Design. Though trained as...


Jerónimo Elespe. Lost Grey Machines.

Ivorypress [MAD] Spain. 20/11/2014 > 10/01/2015.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
On 20 November Elespe has presented Lost Grey Machines, his first exhibition at Ivorypress. The show, which includes both painting and work on paper, offers a reflection on domestic life and how it affects the creative process, often using autobiographical details as a starting point.

Elespe uses his drawings and oil paintings as abstract diaries. ‘My domestic life and my studio life are completely intertwined and I think my paintings benefit from it. It gives them an added intensity in both their experimental and the actual content and subject matter’, explains Elespe in his interview with curator Hans Ulrich Obrist included in the monograph on his work that Ivorypress will publish on the occasion of the...


Smart Cities. called "smart" but condemned to being stupid.

metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Titled "My thoughts on the smart city", Rem Koolhaas gave a talk at the High Level Group meeting on Smart Cities, Brussels, last 24 September 2014.

Below Rem Koolhas asks what really makes a city "smart", and argues that it's critical for smart cities and governments to converge again.


Wilkinson, Afterglow.

[MUSIC VIDEO] from Wilkinson.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Music video by Wilkinson performing Afterglow.

Our Saturday music video. (Official Music Video). METALOCUS MUSIC PROJECT.


Director.- Remy Cayuela
DoP. Jake Scott
Art direction.- Sets Appeal
Editor.- Ellie...


Círculo de Bellas Artes to present exhibition on the Art of Scent.

Exhibition. [MAD] Spain. 21/11/2014 - 04/02/2015.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO
Opening to the public on 21st November at Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid, 'The Art of Scent 1889 - 2014' is the first major museum presentation to recognise scent as a major medium of artistic creation just like painting, music, literature or film.

The Art of Scent 1889 - 2014 is a revised version of The Art of Scent 1889 - 2012, held at New York Museum of Arts and Design between November 2012 and February 2013. It is the first major museum presentation dedicated to the design and aesthetics of olfactory art. Starting from...


Office building Moganshan Road by David Chipperfield.

Hangzhou [China].
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
A grid of muted copper frames the large windows of this slender office building, designed by British architect David Chipperfield for a park-side site in Hangzhou in China.

Description of the project by David Chipperfield Architects

The ten-storey office building is...


Enric Miralles: things seen without beginning or end

Fundación Enric Miralles [BCN] Spain.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
The Enric Miralles Foundation and Benedetta Tagliabue (EMBT) together with Professor Josep Maria Rovira and his teaching team from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB / UPC) coordinate the first postgraduate course accredited by the UPC that studies the work of Enric Miralles architect.

Postgraduate accredited by the Universidad Politécnica de Barcelona (UPC).

From February 3rd, 2015 to July 2nd, 2015. Price 3500 €.

The postgraduate, dedicated to the deep learning of the work by Enric Miralles, is structured from the complex cosmos that surrounds his creative ability. Miralles is not an architect analyzable from linear...


The "average" architects' salary in the world.

metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
The following infographic was sent us by José García from Sección magazine, in it you can see the average salary for architects around the world, below you can click on the image to enlarge it. We find it interesting, but as always we emphasize that it is an average rate and in many cases things can be worse for most.

Below, we bring his comment.-

One of the important factors, though not the only one to consider for an architect who intends to emigrate, is the wage, in general, there is much discrepancy between the average wages that architects are getting for their work in the world, if it is true that in the countries of the northern half, these differences are minor and significantly higher than in the southern half...



Ministerio de Fomento. [MAD]
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
El arquitecto y artista plástico Juan Navarro Baldeweg (Santander, 1939) ha sido galardonado hoy con el Premio Nacional de Arquitectura 2014, que concede el Ministerio de Fomento. El premio otorgado a Navarro Baldeweg reconoce su larga trayectoria y su contribución a la reciente historia de la arquitectura y pintura españolas. Actualmente, el Museo ICO acoge en sus salas la primera gran retrospectiva de la obra arquitectónica del artista.

Bajo el título Un zodíaco, la exposición reúne más de 30 de los proyectos más significativos de Navarro Baldeweg y hace un recorrido donde se mezclan distintas disciplinas que desvelan las claves del discurso del artista, sin duda, uno...



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