27/04/2014

METRO Re/De-construction.

[VIDEO] By Chris Coleman.
metalocus, SERGIO CIDONCHA.
A different vision of a journey inside a train a-going, through different cars and train stations distorting the spaces and even moving due to layout the railway line. It is an abstract representation of the artist based on his daily journey in Denver.

METRO is a journey, beginning outside and moving inwards. Sometimes enveloping and sometimes sparse and shattered, time produces forward motion and simplification. It is documentation of a physical space, captured millimeter accurate coordinates, colors and varied textures. Several real journeys have been digitally...

23/04/2014

Zimoun : 36 ventilators, 4.7m3 packing chips, 2014.

Zimoun 2013 [VIDEO] from STUDIO ZIMOUN. [Art Museum Lugano] Switzerland.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Art, Design, VIDEO
Today in Art Museum Lugano, we present a video from Studio Zimoun's new project. Zimoun's installations are experimental explorations about sound, material and space, many of which we have published in earlier occassions and which you can see on the links below.

Curated by Guido Comis and Cristina Sonderegger. Studio and/or on-site production assisted by Matteo Taramelli, Ulf Kallscheidt, Janis Weidner, Elisa Tangheroni, Benoît Villemont, Riccardo Stephani, Alessandro Lucchini, Nicola Del Signore and Valentina Brkovic. Controlling system developed in collaboration with Jason Cook, Alexandre Saunier and Grégoire Lauvin, at the Digitalarti Laboratory in Paris. Photographies and video by Zimoun.

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23/04/2014

A’ Design Awards 2014 Winners Announced.

[Como] Italy.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
International A’ Design Award & Competition announces the best designs of 2013 - 2014 in all design disciplines.

A’ Design Award & Competition (designaward.com), the worlds’ largest and most diffused international design awards announced results of the 2013 – 2014 design competition: 758 Winners from 77 countries in 74 different design disciplines. Entries were carefully evaluated by an internationally influential jury panel composed of established scholars, prominent press members, creative design professionals...

20/04/2014

IDNA — the interactive comic. [II]

[VIDEO] Kickstarter. By Apelab.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
IDNA is an interactive comic whose story has been designed on 360º, and depending on the points where the users focus the view the story changes, and creates different situations. A fantastic way to join design, technology and interactivity provoking this interesting comic.

More than half a year ago we introduced you IDNA when it was only in progress. Now the prototype web has been developed, and according to its succeed, Apelab has just announced 6 episode series of IDNA.

The first episode has been awarded with the...

15/04/2014

072 · Potlatch! by Elii.

[VIDEO] from eliiarquitectura.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Potlatch! is the name of the last Project designed by elii. Potlatch! is a project of ephemeral architecture for the temporary residence of artists (El Ranchito 2014), Matadero Madrid.

Potlatch! is the name of the last project elii. What is this project? Their authors take as argument the development of an ancient ceremony of exchanging gifts, practiced by the tribes of the Pacific Coast in North America, known as the Potlatch.

The authors developed a series project packages, containing the necessary instruments for generating, from each of the eight...

12/04/2014

Massimo Morozzi, Archizoom co-founder, dies aged 73.

[VIDEO] by NABA. [MIL] Italy.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Architecture, Design
Yesterday morning, the italian architect and designer Massimo Morozzi, co-founder of influential architecture studio Archizoom Associati and later art director for furniture brand Edra, died aged 73. Born in Florence in 1941, Morozzi co-founded Archizoom in 1966 together with artist Andrea Branzi and architects Gilberto Corretti and Paolo Deganello.

Archizoom together with studios UFO and Superstudio, the founders became known as the "Italian Radicals". The group that founded the studio consists of Andrea Branzi (architect and designer...

11/04/2014

Holidays vs. Mapping the World's Most Photographed Locations.

Barcelona's third most photographed city in the world. Sightsmap.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Design, TECHNOLOGY
Broad patches of purple or dark areas coincide with a lesser amount of photographs, the red areas have more while smaller clusters of yellow areas have a large number of photos geotagged revealing the locations where people can't seem to put their cameras down. Unsurprisingly, the densest areas of yellow are the world's most popular tourist spots − including New York City and cities across Europe such as Barcelona or Istanbul. Sightsmap is more than just a map of tourist destinations however; it also shows the close connection between architecture and what inspires people to take photos.

The website Sightsmap reveals the most photographed places around the globe in a colorful gradient map of purples, reds, and yellows. The hottest places have markers linking photos, streetview, wikipedia, wikivoyage, foursquare and google plus articles about the site. The place names are selected by the wikipedia readership...

09/04/2014

David Chipperfield winner in Nobel Center competition.

Announcement of the winner of the Nobel Center architectural competition [Estocolmo] Sweden.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Under the direction of David Chipperfield and Christoph Felger, David Chipperfield Architects Berlin has won the competition for the design of the Nobel Center (‘Nobelhuset’ in Stockholm), an exhibition centre and events venue for the award that recognises advances in science and culture.

"We are extremely excited and honoured to have been selected to be the architects for the Nobel Center. We look forward to working together to develop a building that reflects both the values of the Nobel Prize and the high expectations of the citizens of Stockholm." says David Chipperfield...

09/04/2014

Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei Starring in 'Secret' Sci-Fi Film Shot in Beijing.

[VIDEO] kickstarter
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Design, VIDEO, Recommendations
Directed by Jason Wishnow, former director of TED, the trailer for "The Sand Storm" shows a not very long movie, in fact, a short 10 minutes, has as starring the dissident artist Ai Weiwei and was shot in China in conditions of secrecy by government pressure.

Jason Wishnow, fresh off a stint as TED’s director of film and video, the Lower East Side filmmaker is set to complete his most daunting production yet: a 10-minute short in which Chinese artist-activist Ai Weiwei will make his acting debut.

The Sand Storm (沙尘暴)...

08/04/2014

Sofa ‘BOTAN’ by BENEDETTA TAGLIABUE.

[MIL] Italy.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Design
The architect Benedetta Tagliabue, continuing its foray into furniture design, has designed a new modular sofa in partnership with Passoni Nature, called "Botan".

Botan, meaning Peony in Japanese, has comfortable seating volume. Its components of wood and fabric are combined as the petals of this peony. A flower, the flower represents nature, the main thing that inspires products by Passoni Nature.

The fabrics are designed by combining similar tones and then piecing strips to play with art "figure-ground"...

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