Open registration to A' Design Award & Competition 2014-2015

Competition 2014-2015
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Design, Competitions
A' Design Award & Competition is the Worlds' largest annual juried design competition that honors best designers, architects, and design oriented companies worldwide to provide them publicity, fame and recognition. The A' Design Accolades are organized and awarded internationally in a wide array of categories ranging from industrial design to architecture. Every year, projects that focus on innovation, technology, design and creativity are awarded with the A' Award to push them further for success.

A' Design Award & Competition is open to submissions from entries in 104 categories. Each category has a distinct evaluation and submission criteria. Submissions can be made to Furniture Design, Interiors, Electronic Devices, Architecture, Packaging, Graphic Design, Ready-Made, Jewelry Design, Interfaces, Web Sites, Transportation, Yacht Design and others....


POLIVAGINA of FAN RIOTS by C+arquitectos

[VIDEO] by Imagen Subliminial [Murcia] Spain
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Pavilions, Design, VIDEO
A proposal for reflections, dreams, formless it is what show us from C + architects, Polivagna Fan Riots, an intervention midway between performance and installation.

C+arquitectos (Nerea Calvillo and Marina Fernández) presents us this intervention, in fact a ephemeral pavilion, conducted with students from the University of Alicante. Instead of designing forms, finishing volumes, objects with a specific geometry, what was designed were the conditions to experiment with the space, to design a place...


Map Showing Cheapest and Most Expensive Living Costs Around the World.

metalocus, ÁNGEL BLANCO.
This map shows the difference in living costs around the world using figures from the world's largest database of user contributed data about cities and countries worldwide. The Consumer Price Index, used to determine the difference in the living costs between countries takes into account the prices of groceries, transportation, restaurants and utilities.

The top five cheapest countries are: India, Nepal, Pakistan, Tunisia, and Algeria.

The most expensive countries are: Switzerland, Norway, Venezuela, Iceland, and Denmark.

The CPI in the infographic is a relative indicator of a country's living costs compared to New York...


Prada's The Infinite Palace by OMA.

FW 2015 Men’s and Women’s [MIL] Italy.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
AMO [ the research branch of rem koolhaas’ OMA] has designed for Milan’s Men’s and Woman's Fashion Week 2015. AMO has created a new catwalk-showroom space entitled the ‘infinite palace’. Designed for luxury fashion house Prada, the runway extends through a enfilade of connected rooms that gradually shift in size and proportion, according its authors the design of these spaces allows a series of more intimate moments.

The interiors of Infinite Palace, designed by AMO, are clad with a blue and black marble effect, transforming the volume into a disorienting three-dimensional landscape. The floor is lined with geometric aluminum inserts that provide a sense of continual movement and delineating the spatial configuration in this performance space for...


Takaya and his vegetal headpieces

[VÍDEO] de [VIDEO] from Hanayuishi Takaya
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Art, Design
Japanese artist Takaya proposes headpieces with raw vegetables and flowers.

The artist affixes this unusual form of decoration using clusters of plants, just like a florist would arrange a bunch of flowers, before pruning them with hairdressing scissors.

The designer has also created a range of headdresses specifically for men, which includes a hat of large purple petals from different plant species and a headpiece made from dried twigs, grasses and...


Lamp Awards 2015. Take part!

until 31.01.2015
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
You have until January 31 to register for the 2015 Lamp Awards. Light is a fundamental element of life and a key aspect of any architectural project. Prizes will be awarded to projects that have successfully met the architectural lighting needs of an indoor or outdoor space, having created a positive synergy between architecture, interior design, landscaping and lighting. The Lamp Lighting Solutions Awards value the creativity, innovation and sustainability of lighting projects, regardless of the manufacturer or the brand of lights used in the project.

Download the contest rules in pdf here or read them below


1. ARCHITECTURAL OUTDOOR LIGHTING: lighting projects for outdoor illumination such as: facades, sport facilities, monuments, canopies,...


Three Kings Factory at Barcelona.

[BCN] Spain.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Over the days leading up to Epiphany on January 6, Fabra i Coats will host the Three Kings Factory and Warehouse.

At this event, organised here for the third time, visitors to the art factory will be able to see how the Kings’ assistants work to ensure that all the presents are ready for distribution on Twelfth Night. Throughout the period, the high windows on all three floors in the façade giving access to the art factory will be...


Merry Christmas and happy holidays from METALOCUS

Design, Recommendations
Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all our readers! Here's a selection of Christmas cards (and gifs) we've received this year. (This is just a small selection, at Year End we will draw a new series, thank you all).

It’s becoming a yearly tradition for us to share the greetings we received on METALOCUS. We have received dozens of well wishes from architects, designers, schools in all corners of globe.



Blue Moon. Christmas Lights Gran Via Madrid 2014-2015

Gran Vía [MAD] Spain.
metalocus, PEDRO NAVARRO
Art, Design
The installation, called Moon, was designed specifically for Gran Via by commission of the City of Madrid. It consists of 31 different light motives that, as a whole, acts like a flip book at urban scale of 31 images.

Again, repeat a agreat decoration of Christmas Lights in Madrid with Brut Deluxe and photos by Miguel de Guzman.


Archiculture: a documentary film that explores the architectural studio

[VIDEO] from Arbuckle Industries
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
After a lot of screenings, with 130 private screenings in 26 countries, you can already see the world premiere of Archiculture. The 25-minute documentary presenting a vision of education based on design workshop, following the experience of five architecture students through their final thesis at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.

Archiculture takes a thoughtful, yet critical look at the architectural studio.

The 25-minute film offers a unique glimpse into the world of studio-based, design education through the eyes of a group of students finishing their final design projects. Interviews with leading professionals, historians and educators (Ken Frampton, Shigeru Ban and Thom Mayne) help...



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