16/09/2014

IMAGINARY BODY AND SECTIONS OF IMAGINATION by FORM:ULA-Bryan Cantley.

By CESARE BATTELLI.
metalocus, BELEN CALLEJO
Cesare Battelli delights us with this interesting and unique research work by Bryan Cantley.

Description of the project by Bryan Cantley.

Ghost notes and...

10/09/2014

Book Release. Fairy Tales: When Architecture Tells a Story.

Book. Blank Space.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO
Blank Space releases first edition of “Fairy Tales: When Architecture Tells A Story” an unexpected, captivating anthology of “architectural fairy tales” written and illustrated by designers from all over the world. METALOCUS sponsored this fantastic competition, which had excellent results.

The 24 stories presented in the book were hand-picked from a pool of over 300 submissions to the inaugural Fairy Tales competition organized by Blank Space, an online platform for architecture based in New York City. The competition challenged entrants to develop visionary, narrative-based design...

09/09/2014

From the passive house to Passivhaus standards. Passive Architecture in warm climates.

Micheel Wassoulf. Ed. Gustavo Gili.
metalocus, BELEN CALLEJO
Gustavo Gili presents the new book Passivhaus, a new volume of Micheel Wassouf, which shows the concept of "passive architecture". Besides, this volume explains the Passivhaus standard and explores its application within the territories of warm climates.

Gustavo Gili. Even though the concept of "passive house" dates back to the 1970s, it was not until the creation of Passivhaus (standard German origin energy optimization for construction of homes) when this practice of sustainable architecture became to adulthood. Since the first Passivhaus building was built in Germany in the early 1990s, the Passivhaus...

02/09/2014

Open Call for Curator at Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016.

OAT 2016. [Oslo] Norway
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Oslo Architecture Triennale (OAT) launches an international Open Call for Curator for its sixth international festival in Oslo, Norway in autumn of 2016. After a successful triennale in 2013, OAT now wishes to open up new ideas and concepts as to how the triennale and the architecture and planning professions can partake in the future development of society.

The curator will have the artistic and academic responsibility for the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016, and will be given the opportunity to develop the concept, theme and content over a period of two years. The Curator will have primary academic and artistic responsibility for OAT 2016...

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...

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