New face for Musubi redesigned by Torafu Architechts

[Tokyo] Japan
Architecture, Design
The remodelation of Musubi has transformed the shop into its own showcase. The new design, based on the use of white tones and wood elements, emphasizes the beauty of the furoshiki on display.

Musubi is placed in a quiet area of Harajuku, Tokio, and it is one of the first specialized shops where furoshiki are sold.  Torafu Architects have been in charge of carrying out the remodeling, with a simple and organized design.


The MET Expands its Program with Launch of The Met Breuer in March 2016

metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
The Met will launch its first season of programming in the landmark building by Marcel Breuer on Madison Avenue at 75th Street in New York, when The Met Breuer opens to the public on Thursday, March 10, 2016.

The Met will develop and present programming at The Met Breuer for a period of eight years, following a collaborative agreement between the Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art, which was formerly housed in the building and is relocating to its new museum facility in downtown...


Finding an artist. Nicolás de Lekula

Guillermo de Osma Gallery. [MAD] Spain. 04.09>05.09.2015.
The Guillermo de Osma Gallery presents a Nicolás de Lekuona’s artist production overview (Ordicia, 1913 – Fruniz, Vizcaya, 1937) through seventy works, which go from revolutionary photographs to photomontage, collage, photography and plastic work of art.

The Guillermo de Osma Gallery inaugurate this Thursday 9th of April, an exhibition of the artist Nicolás de Lekuona (1913-1937), who died during the Spanish Civil War, with only 24 years old . 60 works will be showed: oil paintings, drawings, collages in addition to photographs and photomontages, that the family puts on the market for first time.


"Movement Culture" by ESKYIU.

Shaw Studios [Hong Kong] China.
Expanding the definition of architectural work, a husband-and-wife team engages the public in projects ranging from installations to events. Movement and dynamism, lightness and sensuality was the elements that inspired ESKYIU to elaborate this small installation for Ido Portal that was used as backdrop of a spectacle of acrobatics, movements of human body and martial arts.

The study of architecture ESKYIU was the manager of designing this small installation of sensual curves that received installations for Ido Portal. Using digital tools, elaborated with fabric and rings steels, later it...


Niki de Saint Phalle: exhibition at the Guggenheim in Bilbao

[Bilbao] Spain. 27.02 > 11.06.2015.
A complete retrospective of the work of Niki de Saint Phalle, the first great feminist artist of the 20th century. Surveying her paintings, sculptures, prints, performances, and experimental films, this show takes a comprehensive new look at the works of a ground-breaking, multifaceted artist. The violence, radicalism, and social engagement that characterize her oeuvre coexist with the joyous, colorful tone of some of her most iconic pieces.

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is proud to present Niki de Saint Phalle, a complete retrospective of the work of Niki de Saint Phalle (Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, 1930 –San Diego, California, 2002), member of the Nouveaux Réalistes and known around the world for works like her powerful, exuberant Nanas , her impressive Shooting Paintings —Tirs— , and emblematic public...


New BbyB boutique at Ginza by Nendo

[Tokyo] Japan
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Colourful chocolate bars are displayed in a transparent chest of drawers in this Tokyo shop designed by Japanese studio Nendo for a Belgian chocolatier. The project is the latest in a string of chocolate-related designs by the studio led by Oki Sato. The designer created a lounge area surrounded by a cascade of 2,000 chocolate-coloured pipes at Maison&Objet, where he received the trade fair's Designer of the Year award earlier this year.

The presentation reminds us of our METALOCUS issue on paper, gorgeous play of colors, squares and cubes.

The first overseas shop for BbyB., designed by Nendo, the chocolate shop by Antwerp-based, two-Michelin star chef Bart Desmidt. With their bar form, BbyB.’s chocolates may look the same from...


New Miu Miu at Aoyama designed by Herzog & de Meuron.

Store opening Tokyo 28 March 2015. [TOK] Japan
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Miu Miu announces the opening of a new store in Aoyama, Tokyo - designed by architects Herzog & De Meuron, from the 28th of March. Since opening its first boutique in Aoyama in 1999, Miu Miu has maintained a significant presence in Japan and now has 23 boutiques across the country including nine in Tokyo alone. This new building continues the company’s tradition of collaboration with world-class architects and re-emphasizes Miu Miu’s dedication to the Japanese market.

Miu Miu unveils a new project with Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron. The 720...


Images from the model shop of the BLADE RUNNER.

Blade Runner 33th Anniversary. [VIDEO] WarnerBrosOnline
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Images from slides taken during the construction of the miniatures for the film 'Blade Runner' from the model shop of the classic sci-fi flick of the 1982, are now available via Imgur.

The images are coming to light now as promo for the (official) Blade Runner sequel, our #1 Sci-Fi Film of all time. Here's a selection of some of our favorites images, via Imgur.

Film Synopsis.-

Blade Runner, based on the novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" by science fiction master Philip K. Dick, is a haunting look at reality, memory and mortality set...



Hosted by Blank Space.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
For finishing with the results of the Fairy Tales 2015 competition, in this case we bring you the last 6 honourable mentions of the contest. With the first part of the text that each participant had to present, the five images of each proposal which try to "tell stories through architecture."

The call for the Fairy Tales 2015 count on almost 1,200 entries, whose results we brought you previously, for after introducing you the winners and the first five...



Hosted by Blank Space.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
Here we present 5 of the 11 honourable mentions of the Fairy Tales 2015 competition, whose winners we have presented recently. The results are stunning, we recommend you check it out!

The results of the Fairy Tales 2015 competition were made public recently, a contest that encourages storytelling through architecture. We presented the first prizes, here we bring you some of...



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