24/06/2015

Radical Cities, trip to the new Latin American architecture.

by Justin McGuirk.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
Justin McGuirk has published a new book, Radical Cities, trip to the new Latin American architecture. It is a journey through extreme places, starting a neighborhood of social housing in Mexico, followed by Buenos Aires, Caracas, Rio's favelas, Chile to Medellin, recommended for those interested in politics, urban planning and ways of living in the XXI century.

Justin McGuirk writer, critic and curator based in London, in his new book, Radical Cities: Across Latin America in Search of a New Architecture...

23/06/2015

Launch of 'Invenciones' by José Juan Barba, in Barcelona

[BCN] Spain. 01/07/2015
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO
If you weren't able to attend the book launch of 'Invenciones: Nueva York vs. Rem Koolhaas, Bernard Tschumi, Piranesi' last month in Madrid, you now have the chance to attend the second launch of José Juan Barba's latest book which will be held in Barcelona on 1st July at 7:00pm at COAC (Plaça Nova nº5, Barcelona).

Once again, we are very glad to invite you all to the second launch in Barcelona of the book 'Invenciones: Nueva York vs. Rem Koolhaas, Bernard Tschumi, Piranesi' by José Juan Barba. The author will be accompanied by Enric Massip-Bosch, architect founder of EMBA and Professor at UPC BarcelonaTECH and Iñaki Alday, architect and co-...

02/06/2015

SIN MANOS y otras proezas de la infancia.

By Rodrigo García and Raül Jiménez. Bang Ediciones, 2015.
metalocus, BRANLY ERNESTO PÉREZ.
Bang editions presents Rodrigo García’s and Raül Jiménez´s new illustrations book, entitled “SIN MANOS y otras proezas de la infancia”. It is a ludicrous familiar album where wicked children move through, grandmothers who write long speeches and a collection of parents, in the present of them is difficult to retain the guffaw.

SIN MANOS y otras proezas de la infancia (NO HANDS and other childhood feats) (edited by Band editions) is an illustrated book in which  briefness and precision prevails since it combains micro stories and simple and smart illustrations that reduce to the minimum the ornament and bets on a solution far from artifices. The stroke economy and the pertinacious search for simplicity give...

29/05/2015

"K:emptiness" by _Marina_Morón, An Exploration of the Void.

at the The Fitzrovia Gallery [LON] UK 01.06 >21.06.2015.
metalocus, ALEJANDRA COTONER, ANDREA PORTILLO.
The First of June will open in London the new photography exhibition of the creative team _Marina_Morón, with a selection of their latest work "K:emptiness".

_Marina_Morón intends to reflect through this photographs of architecture the silence and solitude. This collection of images that will be at the The Fitzrovia Gallery, can be interpreted as a visual diary belonging to a fictional character exploring his...

27/05/2015

MAS Context, 25-26 Issue / LEGACY.

MAS Context. 25-26 Issue.
metalocus, ALEX DURO, DANIEL MADERA.
Once again MAS Studio presents us an interesting issue of its quarterly publication, in this case MAS Context Issue 25-26 Legacy. A review of the projects, ideas and general approaches which have had a considerable weight in our architectural culture by how they act on the urban environment. The review goes beyond past projects and speculates on how will be the future legacies by today's new generations.

Below we bring you a brief introduction to MAS Context Legacy 25-26 Issue and links to buy the publication.

Synopsis of MAS Context Issue 25-26 Legacy.-

Welcome to our Legacy issue. This issue focuses on the buildings, places, books, ideas, and...

14/05/2015

Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola at MoMA

From Bauhaus to Buenos Aires: Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola [NYC] USA 17.05>17.10.2015
metalocus, BRANLY ERNESTO PÉREZ
The Museum of Modern Art has organized the first major exhibition to examine the individual accomplishments and parallel developments of two of the foremost practitioners of avant-garde photography, film, advertising, and graphic design in the first half of the 20th century: Grete Stern (German, 1904–1999) and Horacio Coppola (Argentine, 1906–2012). From Bauhaus to Buenos Aires: Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola will be on view May 17 through October 4, 2015, and features more than 300 works gathered from museums and private collection across Europe and the Americas—many of which have never before been exhibited in the United States.

The Museum of Modern Art presents the first museum survey of Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola, influential avant-garde artists and founders of modern Latin American photography.

Stern and Coppola were united in their exploration of a modernist idiom, yet despite their relationship as...

14/05/2015

'Crystalzoo. Sparkling Wild Animals'

By José Juan Barba, Cristina Martínez y Jordi Navas.
metalocus, LEONOR MARTÍN, ALEJANDRA COTONER
Crystalzoo has presented a new book, 'CrystalZoo. Sparkling Wild Animals', a journey through the work of this studio from Alicante through interviews, graphic documentation of their projects and testimonials of their users.

The publishing house Doble Hélice presents 'CrystalZoo. Sparkling Wild Animals' which deeply shows the work of Crystalzoo, one of the studios that is transforming Alicante's towns by building public architecture devoted to society.

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07/05/2015

"Architecture is technique and art responding to society's requirements".

BOOK LAUNCH: 'Inventions: New York vs. Rem Koolhaas, Bernard Tschumi, Piranesi', by José Juan Barba. Book. UAH Monografías.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
Yesterday afternoon took place the presentation of 'Inventions: New York vs. Rem Koolhaas, Bernard Tschumi, Piranesi' by Jose Juan Barba in the scientific library of the CSIC.

'Inventions: New York vs. Rem Koolhaas, Bernard Tschumi, Piranesi' presentation was attended by several media and personalities from the field of architecture, as historian ...

01/05/2015

Book Launch: Invenciones, by José Juan Barba

[MAD] Spain. 06/05/2015
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO
METALOCUS is very pleased to invite you to the launch of the book 'Invenciones: Nueva York vs. Rem Koolhaas, Bernard Tschumi, Piranesi' by José Juan Barba which will take place on Wednesday, May 6 at CSIC Scientific Bookshop in Madrid at 7:30pm.

We recently presented José Juan Barba's latest book: Invenciones: Nueva York vs. Rem Koolhaas, Bernard Tschumi, Piranesi. A thorough analysis of Rem Koolhaas, Bernard Tschumi and great printmaker G.B. Piranesi's work and drawings which aims to reveal new relations and connections between their work and ideas.

We...

26/04/2015

Max Bill, from the Bauhaus to industrial design.

The master's vision.
metalocus, ANDREA PORTILLO
Max Bill. Architect, painter, sculptor or " builder in the space ", theoretical, teacher, designer and sometimes politician.

Max Bill has been one of the most complete and versatile artists of our time. Aknowledged as a universal genius, worked as an architect, painter, sculptor, designer, teacher and politician among other things.

He was born in 1908 in Winterthur, a city near Zurich, where he would go to study silversmithing at the School of Crafts (Kunstgewerbeschule) before beginning his studies...

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