11/07/2014

Architecture and Cuisine. Together Apart.

By (author) Remei Giralt Simeon.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Avant-garde cuisine as a source of inspiration for architecture. 'Together Apart' gives us new understandings of the role of architecture - architecture by Hedwig Van Impe - as a place to live, work and interact with, and as a podium for the arts and attempts to trigger emotions through its innovative architectural photography, its original lay-out and its rich and lyrical language. Ferran Adria i Acosta is one the world's greatest exponents of avant-garde cuisine of our time and the creative genius and engine of the historical restaurant El Bulli which closed its doors in 2012. He describes his cooking as as deconstructivism.

In 2004, the American magazine 'Time' included Ferran Adria i Acosta on the list of the 100 most innovative people in the world. He has published several books and gives lectures around the world. On 17 December 2007 the University of Barcelona awarded him an honorary doctorate. He will continue his work in an even more experimental way at the creative centre El Bulli...

30/06/2014

Álvaro Siza. Viagem sem Programa.

Reissue.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
The book titled "Álvaro Siza. Viagem sem Programa" is a publication dedicated to portraits and to travel drawings that the Portuguese architect executed over a period of sixty years. A range of sketchbooks and folders with a selection of drawings from Siza’s private archive is also available.

On the occasion of the venice Biennale reprint of the book "Álvaro Siza. Viagem sem Programa", dedicated to the famous portughese architect.

After the successful results achieved with the first edition, the book “Álvaro Siza. Viagem sem Programa” has been reprinted and can now be found in major bookshops. The publication is dedicated to portraits and to travel drawings that the Portuguese architect...

24/06/2014

Studio Olafur Eliasson.

Book. TASCHEN.
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...

20/06/2014

Book, Small Architecture Now!

Book. TASCHEN.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
Many times the small buildings are the largest. No need to design a big building for doing good architecture, and in fact with a very little budget it is possible to do great things. This fantastic TASCHEN book englobes examples of 'Small Architecture' in which architects are faced with small situations resolving them brilliantly. An interesting reflection in times of crisis in which it has been shown that large buildings are no longer necessary.

Many of the most famous architects have had the opportunity to make small buildings. However, its condition of 'Small architecture' does not exempt to be well built and designed from the most ambitious ideas. All these projects must be understood as an opportunity for innovation, showing talent and ambition in a small scale.

In this...

18/06/2014

Hadid. Updated version.

Book. TASCHEN.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
A complete retrospective of the work of the controversial architect of Iranian origin, Zaha Hadid, from 1979-2013, and further including first published the polemic new National Stadium in Japan, home of the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020 and the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London.

Zaha Hadid is an architect known worldwide for its futuristic, controversial and in many cases even polemic works. His career started slowly until he could carry out those huge buildings to which we are accustomed. During the last ten years his works have soared, with its built very prolific work, with projects like the Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati, the Zaragoza...

13/06/2014

Richard Meier & Partners. Updated version. Book.

Book. TASCHEN.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO
On the 50th anniversary of Richard Meier’s firm, a complete and fantastic retrospective. A great book published by TASCHEN, edited by Philip Jodidio in close collaboration with Vignelli and Meier himself and with preface by Campo Baeza.

From his early days as one of the "New York Five," Richard Meier has been a central figure in contemporary architecture; this updated 2013 trade edition of the XL version is published in the occasion of the firm’s 50th anniversary.

With the Getty Center and more recent buildings such as the...

06/06/2014

Prefab Houses. The amazing story of the prefabricated house.

Book. TASCHEN.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO
Prefab Houses is a unique compilation of one-off prefabricated houses by well-known international architects, as well as successful dwellings manufactured off-site for everyday modern living.

Prefab Houses is a book by Taschen that explores the history of prefab houses. The prefab has evolved to become a synonym for ambitious design and sophisticated detailing solutions. A prefab is a mass-produced house, constructed in a factory and assembled on–site in a few days or weeks. Once regarded as a cheap, easy solution for urgent housing problems.

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04/06/2014

Desierto magazine. ISSUE #2 PARTYTOPIAS.

March 2014.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
The magazine Desierto presents its second number, #2 PARTYTOPIAS, during this March. The young publication keep advancing in its adventure that aims to generate a reflection on the architectural experience. The publication, described by its authors as mainly to-be-read publication, claimed with its second number playfulness as a part of the architectural creative processes.

The second issue of Desierto magazine, PARTYTOPIAS, seeks to reflexion about playfulness as part of the creative architectonical process. Its content consists of interviews and research articles which delves about the task of every issue.

Among the articles and interviews we would specially like to remark the number 06 Exodus...

03/06/2014

Ai Weiwei, art edition and SUMO Annie Leibovitz in Ivorypress.

Ivorypress Gallery. [MAD] Spain. 03/06/2014.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
Today, 3rd of June at 07.00 pm is going to be presented in Ivorypress Gallery, for the first time in Spain, the monography Ai Weiwei, art edition as well as the SUMO edition about Annie Leibovitz. Both publications are edited by TASCHEN and they consolidate themselves as two of the most renowned works, by the hand of Javier Bone-Carbone, manager of the production of the editorial.

Ai Weiwei, art edition is a monography about the work that the chinese artist has developed during his career, with more than 700 pages and edited in a direct collaboration with his studio. For carrying out the publication it was be possible to access into his personal archives, in order to show both his artistic and activist career. The publication also counts with...

01/06/2014

Ten years of temporary pavilions at the Serpentine.

Book. TASCHEN.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
A book, very well edited, is the first to bring together all of the Serpentine Pavilions. The description of the pavilions, illustrated by the original drawings by each architect and photos of the completed works is complete with interviews of Serpentine Director Julia Peyton-Jones and Co-Director Hans Ulrich Obrist.

Since the summer of 2000, the Serpentine Gallery in London’s Kensington Gardens has called on some of the world’s top architects to design a pavilion – temporary structures that are erected next to the Gallery itself for a three-month period. The Serpentine, which was built in 1934 as a tea pavilion, opened in 1970 as a showplace for exhibitions of modern and contemporary artists ranging from...

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