16/01/2015

Pictures of Barcelona, the great book of the city.

Book. La Fábrica and Ajuntament de Barcelona.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
During the afternoon of the last 15th of January it was presented the new book edited between La Fábrica and Ajuntament de Barcelona which makes a complete tour through the history of this cosmopolite city with photographs from the middle of the 19th century to the present days.

How cosmopolitan, elegant, subtle, committed and influential can be Barcelona? Nearly 300 photographs, from the nineteenth century to the present time, give an answer to this question, a journey that shows why Barcelona projects such an attractive image to the world.

Top photographers gather in these pages to portray the city. Dramatic...

13/01/2015

Rem Koolhaas vs Dasha Zhukova Build a Moscow Museum

[Moscow] Russia.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Art collector and art philanthropist Dasha Zhukova is launching an ambitious campaign to connect Moscow to the international art world, and she’s tapped architect Rem Koolhaas to execute her vision.

Rem Koolhaas toghether art collector and philanthropist Dasha Zhukova appear on February cover WSJ Magazine as a couple of art, launching an ambitious campaign to connect Moscow to the international art world. The couple is...

03/01/2015

10 books to give away. METALOCUS # Books.

Best Books
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Our selection of 10 books to give away. They are books to enjoy their reading, their graphic content, not strictly architectural books, getting out of the inbred world of architecture.

01. Robert Moses: The Master Builder of New York City.

From the subway to the skyscraper, from Manhattan’s financial district to the Long Island suburbs, every inch of New York tells the story of one man’s mind:...

02/01/2015

Sculptural species. Strandbeest. The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen.

[VIDEO] By Theo Jansen. Taschen
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
¿Son las piezas de Jansen, una nueva forma de vida de pleno derecho? Con esta pregunta se presenta el nuevo libro de Taschen sobre la obra de este artista holandés. Una obra que ha dado la vuelta al mundo, y que ahora es motivo de una exposición itinerante. Un libro realizado con fotografías de Lena Herzog. Are the works by Jansen, a new life-form in its own right? With this question, the new Taschen book on the work of the Dutch artist is presented. A work that has gone around the world and now is part a traveling exhibition. A book made with photographs by Lena Herzog.

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26/12/2014

Robert Moses: The Master Builder of New York City.

Published by NoBrow.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
From the subway to the skyscraper, from Manhattan’s financial district to the Long Island suburbs, every inch of New York tells the story of one man’s mind: Robert Moses, the architect who designed it all. Robert Moses: The Master Builder of New York City is a graphic novel by Pierre Christin and Olivier Balez, published by Nobrow.

Robert Moses (December 18, 1888–July 29, 1981) is one of the most important and influential figures in 20th century American history but few people outside New York know his name. Few architect have done more to redefine the fate of a city — and, by a halo of influence, of cities in general — than Robert Moses. He was one of the most...

17/12/2014

"Urbanismo ecológico". A multidisciplinar vision.

Book. Mohsen Mostafavi with Gareth Doherty. Ed. Gustavo Gili.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
'Urbanismo ecológico' is a publication born at Harvard University and which main goal is to face ecological urbanism with a plural and multidisciplinar vision.

Urbanismo ecológico borns with the necessity of dealing with urbanism from an ecological approach as a practical and imaginative method to face the reality of the city, and constitute, therefor, a deliberate bet to settle definitely the "ecological urbanism" concept through the summary of a number of key texts about the matter.

Urbanismo ecológico gathers together different...

10/12/2014

La casa en la arquitectura moderna.

A reply to the housing question by Manuel Martín Hernández. Ed. Reverté. [Book only in Spanish]
metalocus, BRANLY PEREZ
Reverté publishing house presents the book «La casa en la arquitectura moderna. Respuesta a la cuestión de la vivienda» (“The house in the modern architecture. A reply to the housing question”), an attractive approach by Manuel Martín Hernández, who submits a meticulous review of the modern house: its real capabilities, importance and where its author means that the contemporary architects do not waste time inventing what is already invented.

This book is about the places of the domestic in the modernity; its aim is the readers interested in the architecture of the house, and in it, they are going to find answers to the question of the modern house existed or not.

After a short revision of a certain nineteenth-century history, the tasks...

04/12/2014

Del diagrama a las experiencias, hacia una arquitectura de acción

Ed. Gustavo Gili [Book only in Spanish]
metalocus, BRANLY PEREZ
Gustavo Gili publishes “Del diagrama a las experiencias, hacia una arquitectura de acción” (“From the diagram to the experiences, through action architecture”), an interesting proposal guided by Josep María Montaner that enriches the chores of the architecture in a theoretical-practical way using as tools: diagrams, experiences and actions.

At the present time, we are in a period of deep productive, social and moral principles change. In architecture, beyond the progress of the architectural illustration systems and the transformation of the constructive types, the need of renewing thoroughly the theory and the criticism is increasingly showed.

This book thinks about a theoretical practical refoundation of the architecture from the explicit linkage of three...

29/11/2014

400 MAGNUM images to discover PARIS

La Fabrica
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
La Fábrica published "Paris, Magnum", a walk through Paris from 1932-2014 through snapshots taken by photographers of Magnum. A full volume with about 400 images that reflect the life of the city in all its forms: intellectual, artistic, architectural, leisured, without forgetting the everyday, house brand Magnum Photographers.

[Book only in Spanish] Unas imágenes que revelan los cambios producidos en la ciudad a lo largo de estas décadas pero también su fuerte personalidad. De las 6000.000 imágenes de los archivos de Magnum Photos, las fotografías seleccionadas conforman un recorrido por la segunda mitad del siglo XX en la capital francesa, la preguerra y los primeros años del nuevo milenio.

El editor Eric Hazan, es el autor del prólogo Encuadres...

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28/11/2014

Open call for FAD 2015 AWARDS.

FAD 2015
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
[Only in Spanish] En unos días estará abierta la inscirpción de los premios. Los premios tiene su origen hacia 1955, cuando un grupo de jóvenes arquitectos españoles empezó a reintroducir la arquitectura moderna y contemporánea, e hizo lo posible por aprender y ponerse al día. Recogiendo el testigo de los antiguos Premios Anuales de Edificios Artísticos del Ayuntamiento de Barcelona, que galardonaron la arquitectura y los establecimientos comerciales barceloneses entre 1899 y 1930, el Fomento de las Artes Decorativas creó, en 1958, los Premios FAD de Arquitectura e Interiorismo, impulsados por el arquitecto Oriol Bohigas.

Recuerda que son dos convocatorias.-

-- ARQUINFAD convoca la 57a edición de los PREMIOS FAD. El ámbito de los premios es la península Ibérica y las islas. Pueden optar a los mismos las obras acabadas entre el uno de enero y el treinta y uno de diciembre de 2014.

El período para...

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