"xDesign 2013" at Harvard University

Harvard University [Cambridge, MA] USA.
metalocus, PEDRO NAVARRO
By Design is an inaugural event at Harvard University that aims to build a platform of innovation by engaging key stakeholders through the creative process.

On January 25th and 26th, a speaker series and a design challenge will take place at the newly constructed Harvard Innovation Lab, Harvard Business School, and the Graduate School of Design. xDesign will unite students, professors, design professionals, and subject matter experts to reframe the future of education. Read their manifesto [here].

The event includes a...


Goodbye Ada Louise Huxtable

metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
Ada Louise Huxtable, the first full-time architecture critic at a major American newspaper, died on Monday at the age of 91. For years, Huxtable was the architecture critic for The New York Times and after that, and up until her death, for The Wall Street Journal.

As well as her post at the New York Times, where she worked until 1982, Huxtable wrote more than ten books including a biography of Frank Lloyd Wright. She was awarded the very first Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 1970.

"Before Ada Louise Huxtable, architecture was not a part of the public dialogue," wrote architecture critic Paul Goldberger in...


Rem Koolhaas in one of his best moments.

[VIDEOS] BiennaleChannel AND ribaarchitecture.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
Two videos on Rem Koolhaas. First (from Biennale Channel Venice), a profile of Rem Koolhaas, Director of the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale (in Italian) and Second, a video (from Riba Architecture) with the Rem Koolhaas lecture in relationship with his Jencks Award 2012.

Jencks Award 2012 - Rem Koolhaas lecture.


This year's Jencks Award winner Rem Koolhaas has, more than any other architect of his generation, invested in the creation of two parallel...


PechaKucha Night Valladolid. vol.1

by kikeconk and 3A estudio. Café Pigiama. [VALLADOLID] Spain. 23/01/2013. 20.20 h.
metalocus, PEDRO NAVARRO
Architecture, Conferences
On few days will be the launch of the first volume of PechaKucha 20x20 Night in Valladolid. A first experience in the city of Pisuerga, is sure to be a success. Congratulations to the organizers!!

The format is the familiar. PechaKucha 20x20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images. PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public.

In this first, PechaKucha Night event will be involved, next January 23: Rafael Espeso (LaFactory...


“Ruins of Modernity: The Failure of Revolutionary Architecture in the 20th Century”

[NYC] U.S.A. 07/02/2013
metalocus, LUIS TERRAIN
With confirmed panelists such as Peter Eisenman, Reinhold Martin, Joan Ockman, and Bernard Tschumi, the event “Ruins of Modernity: The Failure of Revolutionary Architecture in the 20th Century” (February, 7th from 7:00pm-10:00pm) is part of a larger series of panels and events centered around the theme of the death of art.

The headlining event, focusing on visual arts and the Left, “Aging in the Afterlife: The Many Deaths of Art,” will take place February 23rd at the New School.

The modernists’ project consisted in giving shape to an inseparable duality...


Ecole Centrale conference with Rem Koolhaas and Clement Blanchet

LABCITY .L'École centrale à Paris-Saclay. [VIDEO]
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
In a recent public event at the Pavilion de l'Arsenal in Paris, OMA founding partner Rem Koolhaas and associate/director of French projects Clement Blanchet presented OMA's recent Ecole Centrale competition win and its urban development in Saclay. Blanchet questioned the future of education, explaining the concept of LABcity Ecole Centrale as a new educational platform for the twenty-first century whilst Koolhaas discussed OMA's previous educational projects such as Jussieu - Two Libraries and the McCormick Tribune Centre at IIT.

Conference on 12 December 2012 at the Pavillon de l'Arsenal.

Rem Koolhaas, Architect, founder, Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)
Clément Blanchet, Architect, Director France Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)
Hervé Biausser, Director of the Ecole Centrale Paris
Pierre Veltz, CEO of the Public...


[NO-RES] by METROMUSTER Collective.

Col•lectiu METROMUSTER. COAC. [BCN] 17/12/2012 at 19:30 h. [VIDEO]
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
Ecumenopolis, COAC audiovisual program presents the film [NO-RES] life and death of space in three acts. METROMUSTER Collective, Barcelona, 2011, 90 '.

[NO-RES] is a chronicle of the last days of life Colonia Castells, one of the few remaining colonies factory in Barcelona, ​​which was demolished in 2011. With the ruins of their homes and lower their streets, leaving buried in a micro - very peculiar world of relationships, and a very human way of understanding urban space by its inhabitants.

The screening will have the presence of...


Francesca Storaro: Light and Architecture

iGuzzini 28/11/2012 - 9,00 > 11,00 h.
metalocus, PEDRO NAVARRO
On November 28th, from 9 to 11 am, iGuzzini is pleased to host architect and lighting designer Francesca Storaro, at the Lighting Laboratory in Recanati.

Daughter of the "master of light" Vittorio Storaro, Francesca Storaro now heads up one of the largest lighting design studios in Europe (source MondoArc). Distinguished projects include the lighting for the city of Locarno in Switzerland, the domes of Correggio in Parma, the 4C Building in Beijing and B2 Pavilion Expo 2010 in Shanghai, with projects in progress in both India and Bhutan.

This renowned lighting designer...


Canceled!, Lecture by Dominique Perrault at Barcelona

IaaC. [BCN] 29/11/2012. 19.30 h
metalocus, PEDRO NAVARRO
Architecture, Conferences
The Iaac (Institute for advanced architecture of Catalonia) has canceled the conference by French architect Dominique Perrault, the 29th of November. From the IAAC tell us they hope to have the participation of Dominique Perrault during 2013.

Figure of French architecture, Dominique Perrault gained international recognition after having won the competition for the National Library of France at the age of 36. This project marked the starting point of many other public and private commissions abroad, such as the Velodrome and Olympic swimming pool of Berlin, the Court of Justice of the European Communities in Luxembourg, the Olympic Tennis Centre and the Arganzuela Footbridge in Madrid, the Ewha Womans...


Why architects need to use their ears?

metalocus, ANA SEGURA
Conferences, Design, VIDEO
With this question, the famous Agency TED opens a discussion about the necessity of keep atention to sound as an important key for space design.



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