15/04/2015

Invenciones: Nueva York vs. Rem Koolhaas, Bernard Tschumi, Piranesi

By José Juan Barba. Book. UAH Monografías.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO
'Inventions: New York vs. Rem Koolhaas, Bernard Tschumi, Piranesi' is the new book by José Juan Barba, an essay which looks into the texts, inventions, drawings and ideas of Rem Koolhaas, Bernard Tschumi and the great Italian engraver Giovanni Battista Piranesi, in search of new perspectives which broaden the way we see, think y make Architecture.

On 'Invenciones: Nueva York vs. Rem Koolhaas, Bernard Tschumi, Piranesi' José Juan Barba establishes a metaliguistic discourse which explores the relationship between the work and drawings by G.B. Piranesi and the graphic work of two of the most relevant architects of Cotemporary Architecture, Rem Koolhaas and Bernard Tschumi.

In...

25/03/2015

Inspiration and Process in Architecture. Marcio Kogan Studio MK27

Moleskine. Book launch
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Moleskine has turned publisher and created an architectural series called "Inspiration and Process in Architecture". Each volume is dedicated to one architectural practice from around the world. Launching of the studio mk27 volume: a 10 day journal, or an exercise of voyeurism.

Moleskine + studiomk27 A diary of ten days in spring punctuated by meetings, lunches and site visits where the projects of an architectural firm in the heart of São Paulo shape up. Sketches, drawings and diagrams tell, like still lives, of life inside the buildings.

Through a...

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...

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...

04/03/2015

New monograph on Alberto Campo. 'Campo Baeza, complete works'.

Book. Thames & Hudson Publishers.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
A monograph on one of Spain’s greatest contemporary architects, featuring projects spanning four decades of international practice. A bulky publication which presents a wide tour over the work of Alberto Campo Baeza. We are sure it will become a publication of reference to explain their work.

Alberto Campo Baeza, one of contemporary architecture’s most distinguished voices, is renowned for a body of workthat exudes the power of radical simplicity. Now his works are gathered by Thames & Hudson Publishers under the title 'Campo Baeza, complete works'.

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10/02/2015

The cities of the Italian Futurism

Life and modern art: Milan, Paris, Berlin, Rome (1909-1915) by Antonio Pizza.
metalocus, BRANLY ERNESTO PÉREZ
Antonio Pizza, architect and UPC professor publishes “The cities of the Italian Futurism. Life and modern art (1909-1915)”, a panoramic itinerary through the leading figures of this artistic movement, going over the path among the biographic anecdote, the intellectual chronicle and the erudition, with brings the reader at the historical moment of the beginning of the artistic avant-garde in the Europe of the beginning of the twentieth Century.

Antonio Pizza writes a clever essay, of who wants to reach a broad public, with a style will and a critical detail that does not bother, quite the opposite, reinforces and emphasises the strong points of its discourse.

The Italian Futurism, the big movement of the artistic avant-garde, achieves an important redrawing up of the space idea,...

09/02/2015

Thought by hand. A book about Flores & Prats' architecture

Book. Arquine.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO
The first book to show the architecture by Flores & Prats, an architecture studio founded in 1998 in Barcelona, which combines the design and building practice with an intense academic activity at different universities. After their experience at Enric Miralles' studio, Ricardo Flores and Eva Prats developed a career in which research has always been linked to the responsibility for making and constructing and a great interest in carrying out and building the projects, so that these can count with the freedom of interpretation that built work has.

The book sprang from an invitation by Arquine publishing house. It collects their work in different fields such as rehabilitation, social housing, public space, neighbour's participation and university workshops, all of them shown from a process material that allows taking part in its evolution. It includes their best-known works such as the Museum of the Mills, the Yutes...

31/01/2015

Vázquez Consuegra: Seville Convention Center.

Book published by La Fabrica.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Architecture, Publications
The Seville Congress Center needed to incorporate a new auditorium and increase its exhibition space. The expansion project was entrusted to Seville architect Guillermo Vázquez Consuegra (National Architecture Award of Spain 2005), and this book tells the story of how he conducted an architectural project that is, at the same time, one of the highlights of Spain in recent years and the most important public facility that has been built in Seville during the last decade.

Texts by David Cohn, Juan Miguel Hernández León, Fredy Massad, Ignacio de la Peña Muñoz and Guillermo Vázquez...

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