18/12/2014

Archiculture: a documentary film that explores the architectural studio

[VIDEO] from Arbuckle Industries
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
After a lot of screenings, with 130 private screenings in 26 countries, you can already see the world premiere of Archiculture. The 25-minute documentary presenting a vision of education based on design workshop, following the experience of five architecture students through their final thesis at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.

Archiculture takes a thoughtful, yet critical look at the architectural studio.

The 25-minute film offers a unique glimpse into the world of studio-based, design education through the eyes of a group of students finishing their final design projects. Interviews with leading professionals, historians and educators (Ken Frampton, Shigeru Ban and Thom Mayne) help...

18/12/2014

Blanco elipse dentro y fuera. Casa BALINT por Fran Silvestre Arquitectos.

[VIDEO] [Bétera, VALENCIA] España Spain.
metalocus, ÁNGEL BLANCO.
Architecture, HOUSING
A house in ellipse, in a privileged and protected environment. With an image clean and white, a geometry house that contrast with the green background. White South on wet green. A privileged home for selected context, open to your own environment. A white lab where everything seems to be controlled, a place to relax and perceive the light of South.

The house designed by Fran Silvestre architects follows lines and very sleek geometries developed in previous houses, where white becomes the protagonist both outside and inside the house.

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18/12/2014

A mountain shelter in the Swiss Alps. ANTOINE by Bureau A

[VIDEO] by Bureau A. Verbier 3-D Sculpture Park [Verbier] Switzerland. 5 July 2014 – 5 July 2016.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
A rock is always something without interior, tectonic, however, what happens if it could be inhabited?ANTOINE is our latest project. This little mountain shelter in the Swiss Alps is hidden in a concrete rock…

Bureau A raises an interesting reflection on the condition of living, of living with mountain landscape, to delve into one of the deepest traditions of Swiss culture, speak about mountains. In this project, they raised, with a large array of references to other authors, presented an interesting proposal. Below the video.

ANTOINE was present in MUTATIONS at the...

18/12/2014

Winners, FOTOCIENCIA 2014

Fotociencia12. [MAD] Spain.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
FOTCIENCIA is a scientific photography contest organized by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) and the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) which aims to bring science and technology to people through an artistic vision and aesthetic suggested through scientific images and a written commentary that illustrate scientific fact.

Fotociencia intends to bring science to the public through photographs that address scientific issues from an artistic and aesthetic vision, accompanied by a written explanation.

According to the published bases for this purpose by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) and the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), and...

17/12/2014

EIFFEL TOWER. New facilities on the 1st floor by Moatti-Rivière Agence.

Completed. Eiffel Tower. [PAR] France.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Architecture
Since the last transformation of the 1st floor 30 years ago, the Tower has welcomed more visitors than during its first century of existence! The pavilions and public spaces of the 1980s are obsolete and not adapted to the number of visitors, the visitors’ expectations and technical standards.

An «influenced» architecture, designed entirely in diagonals and transparency, by Moatti-Rivière architects, provides an improved experience of the Tower and Paris. The new pavilions are influenced by the pillars designed by Gustave Eiffel. They hug the Tower’s slant. The volumes are incorporated in the depths and curves of the pillars. Service areas are placed next...

17/12/2014

New Museum in NY. Opening Renovated Cooper Hewitt.

[NYC] USA
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, the only museum in the United States devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design, opened the renovated and restored Carnegie Mansion, on Friday, Dec. 12. The transformed museum opened on New York’s Museum Mile, it offer 60 percent more exhibition space to showcase one of the most diverse and comprehensive collections of design works in existence.

Ten inaugural exhibitions and installations, at the new Smithsonian Design Museum, many of which draw from the museum’s permanent collection of more than 210,000 objects that span 30 centuries, will feature more than 700 objects throughout four floors of the mansion. For the first time in the museum’s history, the entire second floor will be dedicated to showcasing the permanent collection through a variety of exhibitions.

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17/12/2014

"Urbanismo ecológico". A multidisciplinar vision.

Book. Mohsen Mostafavi with Gareth Doherty. Ed. Gustavo Gili.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
'Urbanismo ecológico' is a publication born at Harvard University and which main goal is to face ecological urbanism with a plural and multidisciplinar vision.

Urbanismo ecológico borns with the necessity of dealing with urbanism from an ecological approach as a practical and imaginative method to face the reality of the city, and constitute, therefor, a deliberate bet to settle definitely the "ecological urbanism" concept through the summary of a number of key texts about the matter.

Urbanismo ecológico gathers together different...

17/12/2014

White Abstract. Porto House by Pablo Pita Arquitectos.

Casa da Maternidade. [Porto] Portugal.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Architecture, HOUSING
Maternidade House is a single-family dwelling set in a 19th century refurbished house. Conceptually it reinterprets the nuclear core of this type of model, acknowledging the importance of light.

The portuguese practice Pablo Pita Arquitectos, based in Porto, designs a new scale set in the stair core, overlapping this new vertical walkthrough that runs along the existing house, achieving new see-throughs and different spatial relations between all the floors.

In the highest level a guest floor is set with a wide perspective of its surroundings.

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16/12/2014

Minimal house. Compact Karst House.

By Dekleva Gregorič Arhitekti, [Vrhovlje] Slovenija.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
This small house located in the region of Karst attempts to reinterpret the local traditional typology with a more contemporary language for the design of this monolithic stony pitched house.

Dekleva Gregorič Arhitekti  designs this small stony house in order to continue with the traditional building way of the local area.

The house is divided in two different spaces, one more or less public or semi-public in the ground floor and the other one in the first floor with a private character. Through the introduction of two wooden volumes linked by a...

16/12/2014

Tropologías V "Inmutable Moviles" by Andrés Pachón

[MAD] Spain. 14.11. > 27.12.2014
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Art
Andrés Pachón performs infographic and photomontage interventions on photographic documents and original videographic. The resultant images are exhibited as a new document which function is to disclose the fantasy and fiction behind those supposed veridical studies. His visual interventions want to disclose the fantasy contained in the european imaginary of an exotic and tribal world.

Andrés Pachón, in the last year, has developed his theoretical and artistic research with the photographic material of the Anthropology National Museum Documentation Department in Madrid, resulting in his Tropologías I-V series, which questions the anthropocentric European outlook that contain such images, mainly with the Spanish colonial imaginary...

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