22/02/2013

Exhibition Architecture Switzerland at Sala de las Arquerías

Sala de las Arquerías [MAD] Spain. 21/02 > 23/03/2013
metalocus, PEDRO NAVARRO
Yesterday, it was opening the exhibition "ARQUITECTURA SUIZA, paisaje y sostenibilidad en la arquitectura contemporánea" at Sala de las Arquerías, de Madrid.

Elegance, rigor, sobriety, and technical perfection are some of the qualities associated regularly with Swiss architecture. Without necessarily relinquishing them, it is clear that the complexity and diversity of situations faced by contemporary architecture demands new approaches, new ways of evaluating the beauty and usefulness of the forms.

This exhibition relates the Swiss architecture with two concepts that go beyond mere...

20/02/2013

Bernard Tschumi at Barcelona.

IAAC`s MAA 2012-13 Winter Lecture Series [BCN] Spain 21/02/2013
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
This Thursday’s Lecture in which the world renowned architect Bernard Tschumi will be lecturing at IaaC (The Manhattan Transcripts or Villette Park in Paris were some of his initial and renowned works). This is an open event that will have place at Pujades 102, Barcelona, from 19.00h.

In this occasion Mr. Tschumi will present the lecture “Red is not a color”, discussing concepts in architecture and his recently published book, a comprehensive documentation of his 30-year investigations as a designer, builder, and theorist.

Venue.- Iaac. Pujades 102, Barcelona. Spain.
Dates.- 21 February 2013. Time.- 19.00 h.

19/02/2013

Kernel Festival /013. Call for Proposals Open!!

[VIDEO] Villa Tittoni Traversi and its park. [Desio] Italy. Register/Submit: Saturday, 30/03/2013
metalocus, PEDRO NAVARRO
Conferences, Competitions
The Kernel Call /013 is officially open: the objective is to gather proposals form emerging artists and professionals interested in channelling and promoting their work through the third edition of the Festival and through all other event and meeting opportunities that will arise from the Kernel Platform.

Kernel presents itself as a vehicle of new multidisciplinary synergies among Electronic Music, Audiovisual Mapping, Interactive & Digital Art, Temporary Architecture.

Kernel project was established as a platform for a continuous and dynamic exchange between the public, emerging talents and...

19/02/2013

JONÀS SALA in this Friday's 22 Feb. Creative Mornings / Barcelona!

[BCN] 22/02/2013
metalocus, LUIS TERRAIN
New session, CreativeMornings/Barcelona (6th edition). Friday 22 February 2013 . Time.- 8:30h-10:00h

SPEAKER.- JONÀS SALA. Co-founder of Verkami, a crowdfunding platform for creative projects. Verkami.com

- HOST.- The event will take place in BCQ arquitectura barcelona‘s office. C/ Vallirana 30, 3...

19/02/2013

NEW GENERATIONS. LABORATORIO PERMANENTE.

Laboratorio Permanente. Interview. [VIDEO] by Itinerant Office.
metalocus, CANDELA OLIVA
Meet Laboratorio Permanente, the Italian office that collaborated last year with OMA, in the finalist project for Campus Bocconi in Milano. This interview is offered by itinerant Office, in the frame of their project New Generations.

Studying and projecting contemporary space through a reflection about its architectonic potential is the objective of Laboratorio Permanente. Their work takes advantage of the synergy between professional experience and academic research. Based in Milan, Nicola Russi and Angelica Sylos Labini are the two components of this architecture, urbanism and landscape office.

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18/02/2013

NEW GENERATIONS. 05 AM.

05 AM. Interview. [VIDEO] by Itinerant Office.
metalocus, CANDELA OLIVA
Continuing with New Generations, the series of video interviews authored by Itinerant Office, we present 05 AM. This architecture office from Catalonia regards contests not only as the main way of getting commissions, but also as a way of making research in architectural practice.

Joan Arnau and Carme Muñoz collaborated in several architecture studios before setting their own practice in 2005 in the city of Girona, 05 am. Since then, they have designed and built different kinds of projects, for particulars and also for the public administration (these commissions were obtained through contests). They have received several awards since 2005, when...

12/02/2013

NEW GENERATIONS. ALESSANDRO CONSOLE.

Entrevista a Alessandro Console por Itinerant Office.
metalocus, CANDELA OLIVA
After a couple of months, today we go back to Itinerant Office's amazing project, the series of interviews entitled New Generations. Now it's the turn of Alessandro Console, an Italian architect who shares with us his views on the relationship between natural and artificial in his work.

Alessandro Console is an Italian architect based in Rome. He is involved in architecture, urban planning and landscape design at different levels and scales, developing its ideas and strategies through the participation in architectural competitions, workshops and researches.

In 2009 he was awarded the "Europe 40 Under 40"...

11/02/2013

NEW GENERATIONS. DENIEUWEGENERATIE.

Denieuwegeneratie interview. [VIDEO]. Por Itinerant Office. 01_2013.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA, CANDELA OLIVA
Today we begin a new round of interviews, which will be published on Monday and Tuesday. This series start with the presentation of another participant in the interviews by Itinerant Office, as part of their project New Generations. Denieuwegeneratie is a Dutch office that seeks to connect with reality through the essence of architecture: building.

Denieuwegeneratie is a young Amsterdam based design office, founded in 2008 on the day the Lehmann Brothers filed bankruptcy. Thomas Dieben, Saane Oomen and Oscar Vos took their stand in the young Dutch architecture scene rapidly. Their start-up project, Dutch Mountain, was a first experiment which lead to a productive first 3 years. With minimal means, a series of projects saw daylight with a strong renewed focus on...

23/01/2013

"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...

11/01/2013

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...

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