The Dior couture Autumn-Winter 2014-15 collection show.

[VIDEOS] By Tender Night. Musée Rodin. [PAR] France.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Architecture, Design
Monday afternoon, Raf Simons showed his autumn-winter 2014-2015 haute couture collection for the house of Dior in the Musée Rodin gardens in Paris. We bring you a look at the astounding set.

Upon arriving in the gardens of Paris' Musée Rodin, nothing could have hinted at the world that awaited within the immense white amphitheater simply marked with the letters D.I.O.R. Inside, it was if a spaceship had landed in the middle of Paris. Guests took their places on lacquered black Napoleon III chairs set in a circle in the bright...


The BIG Maze by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group.

[VIDEO] National Building Museum. [Washington DC] US
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Architecture, Design, VIDEO
The Museum, in partnership with BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, will create a never-before-seen large-scale maze for the Museum's historic home. Soaring approximately 18 feet high and measuring 60 feet by 60 feet, the maple plywood structure will boast a series of twists and turns for visitors to weave through and explore. The "BIG Maze" will be open July 4 to September 1, 2014.

Inspired by ancient labyrinths, garden and hedge mazes of 17th and 18th-century Europe, and modern American corn mazes, this contemporary maze will be located in the West Court of the Museum's historic Great Hall. In addition to viewing the maze from the ground floor, visitors will also be able to get an unexpected aerial perspective from the Museum’s second- and third-floor balconies...


Special Edition Shoes by COS for Serpentine Galleries.

Serpentine Gallery. [LON] UK. 17/06-25/08/2014
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Architecture, Design
To celebrate their partnership with The Serpentine Galleries Park Nights Programme for 2014, COS has designed two pairs of limited edition shoes for men and women.

For Serpentine Galleries‘ Summer 2014 Park Nights program, London, COS design two limited-edition pairs of shoes, one for men and one for women. This is COS’ second collaboration with the museum, which will host special...


10 Ikea families + their homes for russian campaign, by Rod Hunt.

metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
The London based artist Rod Hunt has drawn a huge illustration of ten different families and their apartments for the latest russian campaign for IKEA, representing the brand’s furniture solutions suited to each individual’s unique and diverse lifestyles. Commissioned by instinct BBDO, the large-scale, intricately composed image has been used in a book written by Russian Children's author Grigory Oster & as an online game.

Rod Hunt was commissioned by Instinct BBDO to illustrate their new Russian campaign for IKEA. A huge illustration of ten different families & their apartments was required to represent IKEA furniture solutions suited to each family's lifestyles. The illustrations were used in the...


BricsCAD PREMIUM License, free.

metalocus, ALEX DURO.
BRICSYS has offered METALOCUS readers a free PREMIUM license, priced at 875€, for the winner of the raffle. Participating is really easy, keep reading below and, good luck!

BricsCAD is a CAD software which combines the features. dwg tools for 2D and 3D modeling. The system is compatible with Windows and Linux and allows easy maneuverability through its interface, and the inclusion of external applications. In METALOCUS we are pleased to offer a PREMIUM LICENSE, priced at 875 euros, with all features available.



DATASCAPE. Michael Najjar

[GIJÓN] España. 14.03 > 01.09.2014.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Michael Najjar is a German artist, adventurer and future astronaut. His work is shown in museums, galleries and biennials around the world.

He works with photography and video. The focus of his work is on key elements of our modern society driven and controlled by computer and information technologies. Najjar, widely seen as a visual futurist, transmutes science, history and philosophy into visions and utopias of future social structures emerging under the impact of cutting-edge technologies. The fusion of realistic elements with fictitious realities is a recurrent hallmark in his work which is...


Studio Olafur Eliasson.

metalocus, ALEX DURO.
The majority of Olafur Eliasson's work collected in a wonderfull publication by TASCHEN, which provides a detailed review of its installations, photographs, sculptures and even architectural projects that he has developed in his 'experimental laboratorio' in Berlin where the artist works.

Olafur Eliasson born in Copenhagen in 1967. His work is known worldwide and develops halfway between Copenhagen and Berlin. Since 1995, when he moved to Berlin, his work has grown along different interventions, all in a constant search for an ongoing dialogue between art and the space where he develops his projects. Their study now has more than 70 people, formed on all kinds of specialties, from craftsmen, architects...



Tchoban Foundation. Museum for Architectural Drawing. [BER] Germany. 28.6 > 3.10.2014
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
The Museum for Architectural Drawing presents Lebbeus Woods. ON-LINE, an exhibition of the finest works of architectural theorist, draftsman, educator and architect, Lebbeus Woods (1940–2012). The show focuses on the intensely rendered architectural and urban environments produced early on in Woods’ career. These ink and pencil drawings cover a wide range of Woods’ research and re-imagination of cities both real and fictive and support his longstanding desire to show the capacity of architecture as a transformative and eloquent force.


Lebbeus Woods, († 2012) was a contradictory figurehead. As a challenging philosopher and writer, great visionary, gifted artist, fantastic teacher and excessive character he manifested his thoughts and visions in hundreds of manuscripts and fascinating pencil drawings of outstanding depth and gravity. Some of his companions invited to this symposium will reflect on his personality in relation to his overwhelming oeuvre...


Knud Lonberg-Holm: The invisible architect.

Exhibition. Ubu Gallery. [NY], USA. 06/05 > 01/08/2014.
During this summer it can be visited at Ubu Gallery in New York the exhibition about Modernism in the 20th century, still influential in architecture, with innedit material, as photographs, drawings or letter from the not too much renowned architect and photographer Knud Lonberg-Holm, the invisible architect. A key figure in the culture and architecture of the early 20th century.

The role of Knud Lonberg-Holm in the early 20th century Modernism is not too renowned nowadays. Architect, photographer, author, designer, researcher as well as teacher, his first works in Denmark and Germany were directly linked with Berlin Constructivist and the group De Stijl. Born in 1895 it was not until 1923 when he...


Silver Lion. Pavilion of Chile.

[VIDEO]. Venice Biennale 2014. [VEN] Italy.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
The Jury of the 14th International Architecture Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia confered the Silver Lion for National Participation to Chile.

Yesterday we announced here in METALOCUS the prizes awarded by the Venice Biennale of Architecture. Now, we present the Silver Lion to Chile Pavilion,...



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