31/10/2014

URBAN TV, New Season.

LA CASA ENCENDIDA. [MAD] Spain. 10>13.11.2014
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
The next edition of URBAN TV festival is here. This year's films about alternative architectural themes and sustainable architecture such as THE VENICE SYNDROME and MICROTOPIA are particularly interesting. A multidisciplinary programme which includes screenings, debates, visits and urban safaris and shares one common goal: to talk about life and the ecology of cities.

Urban TV and television have been inseparable from the start. In 2014 it will remain so. The festival will gather in its competition the most notable late visuals about urban issues and will organise screenings in order to arise relevant discussions about our cities.

- This year, the discussion forum "Transforming television" dedicated to raising an improvement in the quality of...

31/10/2014

BARCELONA CERAMICS. 10th Anniversary of ASCER Ceramics Chair in Barcelona

ESARQ-UIC exhibition at COAC [BCN] Spain. 06.11 > 20.11.2014
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
The exhibition commemorates 10th Anniversary of ASCER Ceramics Chair at UIC's ESARQ School of Architecture. The exhibition will be inaugurated at the Architects’ Association of Catalonia (COAC) on Thursday, 6 November 2014, with 20 ceramic works selected for the occasion and the presence of popular TV personality Òscar Dalmau.

The exhibition BARCELONA CERAMICS is organize by School of Architecture at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (ESARQ-UIC) will inaugurate at hte Architects' Association of Catalonia (COAC) at 7 pm on Thursday, 6 November, 2014

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31/10/2014

One Zodiac. Juan Navarro Baldeweg [VIDEO]

Exhibition [VÍDEO] Fundación ICO/Museo ICO [MAD] Spain. 08.10.2014 > 01.02.2015
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Architecture, Exhibitions
On the occasion of the exhibition "One Zodiac. Juan Navarro Baldeweg" held at the Museum ICO from 8 October to 1 February, the Spanish architect he met in the rooms of this exhibition, curated by himself.

During the interview, Navarro Baldeweg reveals the keys to its architecture, faithfully reflected in the sample, with comments from some of the projects in the exhibition.

When contemplating this collection of works, I think it is relevant to establish connections between them, no matter how far in...

30/10/2014

MAS Context, 23 / ORDINARY. Fall 14.

MAS Context. 23 Issue, Fall 14.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Architecture
Mas Context presents ORDINARY, the twenty-third issue of this great quarterly publication. This issue seeks to explore the value of commonness and the everyday environment. It focuses on those elements that go unnoticed or that we take for granted, from buildings and objects to experiences and traditions. We look at the ordinary elements of life that are worth rediscovering and celebrating, as well as look ahead to what will become ordinary in the future.

So to present this issue, and because a few days ago I visited Chicago and Iker, I think it is best leave you with text and images of the first article.

“It’s truly a common man marvels at uncommon things and a wise man marvels at the commonplace.”

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30/10/2014

Antonio Cruz y Antonio Ortiz, Medalla de Oro del CSCAE 2014.

CSCAE
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Los arquitectos sevillanos siguen de enhorabuena este año. El Consejo Superior de Colegios de Arquitectos de España (CSCAE) ha otorgado la Medalla de Oro 2014 a Antonio Cruz y Antonio Ortiz, (según ha informado Arquitectura Viva). La Medalla de Oro de la Arquitectura es el más preciado galardón de cuantos concede el Consejo Superior.

El CSCAE como respuesta a su deber de contribuir al máximo nivel cultural y social de la Arquitectura creo el premio para "reconocer de forma pública y notoria el esfuerzo de las personas e instituciones, que en su trayectoria, ensalzan y ennoblecen el quehacer arquitectónico". Entre los arquitectos galardonados se encuentran:...

30/10/2014

New Temple Thames Bath by Studio Octopi.

UN Habitat World Cities Day [LON] UK. RU.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Architecture
Thames Baths has been selected to represent London in their World Cities Day Challenge, on 31 October. 35 other cities from around the World are participating, each with their representative and own big idea for making cities even better places to be.

London office Studio Octopi has revised its proposal for a floating swimming pool in the River Thames, to become a pontoon of three freshwater pools in a new location beside Temple underground station.

Studio Octopi's initial Thames Bath proposal comprised a floating pool that could...

30/10/2014

Pentagram Transforms MIT Media Lab's Logo.

[VIDEO] by Pentagram
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Design
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is holy ground not just for scientists and engineers, but for graphic designers as well. In the sixties, designers like Jacqueline Casey, Dietmar Winkler, Ralph Coburn and Muriel Cooper adapted the visual forms of European modernism to a lively, particularly American version that marked MIT as a place that balanced rigor and invention. Perhaps nowhere at MIT was that design impulse more pronounced than at the MIT Media Lab, which Cooper co-founded and where she ran the Visual Language Workshop. Nearly 30 years after its founding, the Media Lab has a new visual identity designed by Pentagram.

Design agency Pentagram has used a simple grid of squares to create a new visual identity for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)'s research centre.

If you make your way over to the MIT Media Lab...

30/10/2014

Les combats de Niki de Saint Phalle.

Grand Palais [PAR] France. Francia. 17.09. 2014 >02.02.2015
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
A visual artist, painter, sculptor and film director, Niki de Saint Phalle was one of the most popular artists of the mid 20th century. Though principally known by the general public for her famous “Nanas”, her work is also characterised by its commitment to politics and feminism, as well as by its radicalism. The Grand Palais has organised the largest exhibition in twenty years devoted to this artist, allowing us to look at her works from a fresh angle.

Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002) was one of the most renowned artists from the mid-twentieth century. Throughout her prolific career, Saint Phalle created a complex body of work in various media which was deeply embedded with socio-political issues. With themes ranging from joyful to profound to intellectual, the paradoxal nature of her work has yet to be...

29/10/2014

Auditing the Creative Process, in pictures.

[VIDEO] Fundación Telefónica [MAD] Spain. 29.10 > 1.03.2015
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Yesterday we presented this exhibition that has now opened its doors to the public. An exhibition you not to be missed, where a superb cook does not speak of cuisine, or yes, and talk focuses on creativity. A highly recommended exposure for students, teachers and the general public who is interested in learning more about creativity. Do you think that creativity can be taught, can be learned, it can grow ...? These are some of the questions the exhibition raises and tries to answer with Ferran Adrià.

We report today the first images about the exhibition and Ferran Adrià (images, below)

What is needed to create?...

29/10/2014

Benedetta Tagliabue to the Pritzker Architecture Prize Jury.

Pritzker Prize Jury.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Architecture, Prizes
Tom Pritzker, president of the Hyatt Foundation, announced today that Barcelona-based architect Benedetta Tagliabue has joined the jury of The Pritzker Architecture Prize. Congratulations!!

Mr. Pritzker said, “We are very pleased to welcome Benedetta Tagliabue to the jury. She brings new perspectives and a deep and international knowledge of the best in architecture today.” From her studio in Barcelona,...

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