01/09/2014

Collage Building - Teresa Pàmies Cultural Centre.

By Rahola Vidal arquitectes. [BCN] Spain.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO
Teresa Pàmies Cultural Centre, located in the Eixample (enlargement) of Barcelona, shows a facade to the street that doesn't reflect the complex world with which the visitor encounters himself when he along the ground floor towards the interior. A covered pedestrian street allows him to discover a place with a completely different character. The building houses a kindergarten, a library, a playroom, a civic center and an auditorium which share one single lobby. The whole program looks out towards the semi-public square that complements the interior cultural spaces.

Description of project by Rahola Vidal arquitectes.

The Collage Building is an architecture of proximity, connected with the...

30/08/2014

“Seoul: Towards a Meta-City” Exhibition at AEDES Gallery.

AEDES Gallery. [BER] Germany. 30.08 > 09.10.2014
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
On Friday, the Aedes Network Campus Berlin (ANCB) Metropolitan Laboratory hosted a symposium to mark the opening of the exhibition ”Seoul: Towards a New City,” in collaboration with the City of Seoul, today 30 August, 2014.

When Seoul was established as the capital of the Joseon dynasty in the late 14th century, Seoul’s cityscape reflected an ethical understanding between humans and nature, demonstrating the national emphasis on the people itself. In fact, old Seoul manifests the modern values of a city as described by...

29/08/2014

Dripped by Léo Verrier.

[VIDEO] from ChezEddy.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Art, VIDEO, ILLUSTRATION
The video is a tribute to Jackson Pollock. This extraordinary painter died on August and we think it is a great tribute to inventor of the dripping. Well done! And, Good summer time for all!

Paul Jackson Pollock (January 28, 1912 – August 11, 1956), known as Jackson Pollock, was an influential American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. Regarded as reclusive, he had a volatile personality, and struggled with alcoholism for most of his life. He was well known for his unique style of Drip painting...

28/08/2014

Alvar Aalto Foundation Launches Collaboration with Google

Google + Alvar Aalto Museum.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Architecture
The Alvar Aalto Foundation has begun a collaborative project with Google to make Aalto buildings even more accessible to the public. Using Google’s Street View navigation tool, along with its virtual Cultural Institute, the project offers a look inside some of Aalto’s most iconic works of architecture.

"Sharing information about Aalto and comprehensively responding to the needs of our various audiences are fundamental to our work. This collaboration is a major step by the Alvar Aalto Foundation towards better accessibility and visibility. We want to be accessible to everyone who does not have a chance to visit our sites in person,” says Director of the...

27/08/2014

Construction begins of Mecanoo’s Cultural Complex.

[VIDEO] Longcheng Square [Shenzhen] China.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Architecture
Work has started on Mecanoo’s first design to be built in China. The Three Cultural Centers & One Book Mall complex comprises of a public art museum, a science museum, a youth centre, a book mall with 5 floors, retail units and underground parking facilities.

The 95,000 m² development, according Mecanoo, promises to transform Longcheng Park in Shenzhen’s Longgang district into a lively destination point that strengthens the quarter’s identity and provides citizens and visitors with a renewed sense of place.

By 2017, the landmark complex will form a dynamic link between the commercial business districts’s...

27/08/2014

OMA's Taipei theatre complex tops out.

[Taipei] Taiwan.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Architecture
The OMA designed Taipei Performing Arts Centre –a theatre complex centred around a transparent cube– has topped out today in the Taiwanese capital.

The OMA-designed Taipei Performing Arts Center (TPAC) tops out today. Consisting of three theatres plugged into a central cube, TPAC encourages experimental theatre production, while a public loop invites wider engagement in the performing arts.

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27/08/2014

‘Paris Abstract’ or Paris Roof Tops by Michael Wolf.

at Koch Gallery [San Francisco, CA] US > 30.08.2014
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
For a photographer living in a major city filled with iconic architecture, museums, and myriad tourist destinations, the struggle to capture an authentic image is great. This was the exact situation photographer Michael Wolf found himself in after moving to Paris from Hong Kong in 2008.

Robert Koch Gallery presented from July, Paris Abstract, an exhibition premiering new work by photographer, Michael Wolf. In Paris Abstract, Wolf continues his exploration of the...

26/08/2014

Ordinary Beauty: The Photography of Edwin Smith. Retrospective.

RIBA [] UK. RU. 10.09 > 06.12.2014
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
New exhibition and retrospective of Edwin Smith - one of Britain’s foremost 20th century photographers. Accompanied by a season of talks, events & workshops inspired by his unique images.

Hailed by Sir John Betjeman as a ‘genius at photography’ and by Cecil Beaton as ‘an understanding and loving connoisseur of his subject’, Edwin Smith  studied architecture at the Architectural Association and practiced briefly before turning to photography full time in the 1930s..

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25/08/2014

20 prepared dc-motors, 81 cardboard boxes 70x70x70cm. Zimoun & H. Zweifel.

4 [VIDEOS] By Zimoun. [Mannheim] Germany. 10.08>21.09.2014
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Art, Recommendations
3 new installations by Zimoun. One of them is presented at the current solo exhibition in Mannheim, Germany (Kunstverein Mannheim, August 10 - September 21).

This exhibition is a joint collaboration between Zimoun (artist) and Hannes Zweifel (architect). A new acoustic perspective shows a space where the spectator experienced constantly new ways.

The installation is comprised of 81 cardboard boxes of 70x70x70 cm which are suspended on the ceiling in a grid of 80x80 cm. The...

25/08/2014

VAN EYCK'S CALL FOR APPLICATIONS IS OPEN.

[Maastricht] The Netherlands
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
The Van Eyck invites artists, designers, photographers, architects, curators, writers, and thinkers to apply for a work period at the Jan van Eyck Academie for 4 up to 12 months. Participants are given the time and space that is needed to develop their talents, to discover as yet unexplored perspectives and delve into deeper layers of themselves.

The Jan van Eyck Academie is a post academic insitute open for artists, designers, photopraphers, architects, writers, thinkers and curators from all over the world.

- A work period at the Van Eyck varies between 4 up to 12 months. Start is in March 2015. By mutual agreement, a work period can...

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