05/04/2015

"Movement Culture" by ESKYIU.

Shaw Studios [Hong Kong] China.
metalocus, ALEX DURO, DANIEL MADERA.
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...

05/04/2015

Niki de Saint Phalle: exhibition at the Guggenheim in Bilbao

[Bilbao] Spain. 27.02 > 11.06.2015.
metalocus, BRANLY ERNESTO PÉREZ.
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...

27/03/2015

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...

26/03/2015

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...

22/03/2015

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...

21/03/2015

FAIRY TALES 2015: 6 HONOURABLE MENTIONS. [2/2]

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...

20/03/2015

FAIRY TALES 2015: 5 HONOURABLE MENTIONS. [1/2]

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...

18/03/2015

WAA wins the competition for the design of 'Am Hirschgarten'

[Munich] Germany.
metalocus, BRANLY ERNESTO PÉREZ
Wiel Arets Architects has been selected to design the new campus in Munich, Germany, a cluster of four buildings each one with a tower over a plinth.

The design of Wiel Arets Architects is about a campus formed by a group of four buildings each one with tower. The project should be flexible sustainable and with economics construction in order to house residential area in the future.

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17/03/2015

"EMPTY" and WINNERS OF THE 2015 FAIRY TALES COMPETITION [II].

Hosted by Blank Space.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA y ALEX DURO.
This time we extend the information about the winning proposal of 2015 Fairy Tales competition, called "Empty" by Zigeng Wang both in English and translated to Spanish, a personal reflexion on globalization and society evolution to a unsustainable world. We also bring you the second prize as well as the two third prizes with all its graphic information.

This second edition of Fairy Tales has received over 1,200 proposal from 65 countries, whose complete winners we have published previously. Besides, you can see below all the information about the first, second, and two third prizes, including the...

17/03/2015

WINNERS OF THE 2015 FAIRY TALES COMPETITION

Hosted by Blank Space
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Blank Space, just shared with us, the announcement of this special proposal that explores tales and architecture. Now, the winners Fairy Tales 2015; the second edition of this exceptional and unique ideas competition that challenges participants to produce evocative architectural projects accompanied by stories of fiction. Amazing!!

With over 1,200 participants from 65 countries around the world, the Fairy Tales competition has cemented itself as the largest ideas competition in the industry.

“The stunning quality of the entries testify that architects and designers are eager to think outside the box of traditional formats and expectations, and do so with spectacular results,” say...

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