19/10/2014

AFTERGLOW - Lightsuit Segment.

[VIDEO] from Sweetgrass Productions
metalocus, ÁNGEL BLANCO.
Design, VIDEO, Recommendations
From the depth of the creative visuals to the groundbreaking, never-been-done-before scale of the shoot, Afterglow is being hailed as one of the most cinematically profound ski movies ever made. Deep pillows and Alaskan spines, all filmed at night, with massive lights, custom made LED suits, and a national governments worth of logistics, planning, and civil engineering.

It’s only ten minutes long, but Sweetgrass Productions’ Afterglow is arguably the most cinematically profound ski movie ever made. The clip was shot entirely at night —a first for the genre— deep in the backcountry of British Columbia and Alaska, and the breathtaking footage achieved by the Sweetgrass team did not come easily. Sweetgrass’s founder and the director of Afterglow, oversaw crews that illuminated ski runs as long as 2,500...

17/10/2014

Situation Room by Jana Winderen and Marc Fornes / THEVERYMANY.

StoreFront [NYC] USA. 4.10 > 21.11.2014
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Reflecting on the contemporary conditions emerging between the digital and the physical realms, the collaboration of Winderen and Fornes collapses sound, light and form in an object with intrinsic sensorial behaviors, inviting visitors to question the properties of matter and the built environment surrounding us. The installation is a vibrating sound experiment that aims to transform the architecture into animated sensible form.

Conceived as a sound object that absorbs and contrasts the site specificity of the Storefront Gallery with abstract, spatial, formal and acoustic variations and compositions, Situation NY raises questions about context, sensorial readings, estrangement and the uncanny tangentially resonating with contemporary debates around the ontology of objects.  

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15/10/2014

Architecture and the Unspeakable by John Szot Studio.

[VIDEO] by JOHN SZOT STUDIO
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
The full-length version of "Architecture and the Unspeakable", a story about three architecture proposals each with a pathological problem connecting it to a larger cultural dialog, - directed by John Szot and produced by Brooklyn Digital Foundry, is now officially released to the public. John Szot is an architect and filmmaker working from Brooklyn, New York.

Through the mechanisms of vandalism, idiosyncrasy, and ...

Architecture and the Unspeakable.
09/10/2014

GREENFIELDS by Greenfield Team.

[VIDEO] from Greenfield Team
metalocus, ÁNGEL BLANCO.
Design, VIDEO, ILLUSTRATION
In a distant future, a son and his father try to escape a dictatorship. Greenfields is a graduation movie directed by Luis Betancourt, Benjamin Vedrenne, Joseph Coury, Michel Durin and Charly Nzekwu at Supinfocom, June 2013.

Finished in high quality 3D and thematically ambitious,  this video emulates the Orwellian universe in just seven minutes. This couple attempt a daring escape from a dystopic city. You think we are tired of dystopic visions, not when they are like this.

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08/10/2014

Sic97 brings back pieces designed by Elmar Thome.

By Elmar Thome. Sic97.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO
Elmar Thome's works are an excellent and unfortunately little-known example of art and design in everyday life and objects. New firm Sic97 seeks to bring back good design and signature pieces that are no longer on the market and to start with, they present German designer Elmar Thome's fantastic Toma Lamp and his ET Bathroom Accessories Collection.

Sic97 was created based on the admiration for the objects designed by Elmar Thome (Mayen 1964 – Barcelona 2005) in the late 1980s. Thome sculpted small pieces full of poetry with the intention of introducing them in everyday use.

Not much is known about this worthy artist....

06/10/2014

Rebellion, jealousy and uprising.

Venice Biennale 2014. [VEN] Italy.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Every two years, the largest architecture exhibition in the world is held with great show and exhibition display media. It is an event which should always be memorable but rarely succeeds in it, although this year it did. For many years now, and I remember most of the Venice Biennales, not many have been incentive as a whole. This time, curator Rem Koolhaas left no one unmoved. His provocative proposal, "an architecture biennale without architects' egos and personalities”, stirred up everyone. His break with the more or less recognized as "academic" discourse was clearly evident and irritated many people.

Rem Koolhaas announced in his Biennale presentation that he was determined to deliver to a Now-for-Something-Completely-Different moment and he certainly did not disappoint us. Some speak of the curator's legions of fans and warrant that they are former or current students, a somewhat inconsistent statement if we consider the time Rem Koolhaas devotes to teaching compared to other architects who don't count with...

04/10/2014

The best interior of 2014; Mott 32 by Joyce Wang Studio.

[Singapore] Singapore
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Architecture, Design
From 60 nominations worldwide, the best interior of 2014 has been named at an international awards competition and festival in Singapore: Mott 32 by Joyce Wang Studio. Announced at a ceremony at the world famous Marina Bay Sands hotel as part of the INSIDE – World Festival of Interiors, the project was recognised by the judges for its dramatic and successful transformation from a basement in Hong Kong into one of the city’s best and most beautiful eating destinations.

Located in a former storage facility, which once housed expensive family heirlooms for wealthy Chinese immigrants, Mott 32 is now an atmospheric underworld dining experience. Taking inspiration from the heritage of the site, the restaurant is littered with forgotten heirlooms, Chinese propaganda and industrial materials doubling as furniture and light fittings. Joyce Wang Studio took a decaying space and...

03/10/2014

A zoom into Architecture by Federico Babina.

Architectural Ilustration by Federico Babina.
metalocus, BELEN CALLEJO
These images by Federico Babina shows the essence of some emblematic architectural works, 23 small pieces that build what is not seen. Outline an architecture through a narrow viewpoint that turns it into a movie poster that shows the author and his work.

Federico Babina in his work Archizoom, shows us these suggestive and insinuating posters that leave the imagination and allows us to recognize the architect author of these works.

"As with a zoom lens of a camera I approached some architectural works in order to depict a detail or...

02/10/2014

Victoria Beckham flagship store by Farshid Moussavi.

36 Dover Street. [LON] UK.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Architecture, Design
The architect Farshid Moussavi has create the first flagship store for Victoria Beckham, the first physical retail space by the brand, at existing Georgian building in the London's West End.

Located in a tiny shopping enclave on 36 Dover Street, -just up the road from Comme des Garcons' Dover Street Market, London- is Victoria Beckham’s first store occupying 561 square-meter. The Georgian frontage of the store is designed as a simple glass front with no window displays that offers passers by and customers a full view into the store.

Visitors enter...

15/09/2014

Bourdeaux 2030. Scenography by Petra Blaisse.

VI AGORA Bourdeaux 2030. [Bordeaux] France. 11-14/09/2014.
metalocus, ALEX DURO, INÉS LALUETA.
For this year's edition, the curator, French-Lebanese architect Youssef Tohmé, addresses the guiding influence of culture, economy and politics on public space.

Inside Outside has developed a scenography for the exhibition that supports the curatorial content. In Hangar 14, the beating heart of the Biennale, Youssef Tohmé showed varied conditions through films and interviews and share conversations with architects and...

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