Marcel Duchamp and the Architecture of Desire.

Book. By Penelope Haralambidou. Bartlett. [LON] UK.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO.
'Marcel Duchamp and the Architecture of Desire' is the result of a research project by architect, researcher and lecturer Penelope Haralambidou. She examines the link between architectural thinking and Duchamp's work using the tools of the architect - design, drawing and making. Through three main themes - allegory, visuality and desire - the book sets out an different drawing practice between art and architecture that leads us up to Duchamp.

While much has been written on Marcel Duchamp - one of the twentieth century's most beguiling artists - the subject of his flirtation with architecture seems to have been largely overlooked. Yet, in the carefully arranged plans and sections organising the blueprint of desire in the Large Glass, his numerous pieces replicating architectural fragments, and his involvement in designing exhibitions, Duchamp's fascination...


The Aesthetics of Mimesis by Enric Llorach. (2nd PART)

metalocus, ENRIC LLORACH
This article was divided in two by its author. The first part was published last October 3, 2014, below the link.

Cuerpo y paisaje

On 17 September 1979, Andrei Tarkovsky returned to Russia after filming a documentary called Voyage in Time (Tempo di viaggio). Shortly after his return, on 5 October, his mother, Maria Ivanovna, passed away. The filmmaker was also fully aware that his return would be short-lived and soon his native land would be inaccessible to him as his...


The Aesthetics of Mimesis by Enric Llorach. (PART 1)

Photographic montage.- Enric Llorach. SECOND PART > 10.10.2014
metalocus, ENRIC LLORACH
In aesthetics, the concepts of imitation and mimesis have always been essential in attempts to elucidate the processes that come into play in artistic expression. Of Greek origin, mimesis is an elusive philosophical term which has carried various interpretations throughout the centuries.

In its classical conception and according to the dictionary definition, mimesis is the “imitative representation of the real world” as the essential aim of art. Plato viewed the mimetic world as inherently subordinate to its original or its idealization, whereas Aristotle already deemed mimesis as a tool through which we interpret reality. Much later during the Enlightenment, mimesis was again scorned as...


Centrocentro Cibeles and Semana de la Arquitectura.

XI Edición de la semana de la Arquitectura. [MAD] Spain. 3.10.14 > 11.10.14.
metalocus, BELEN CALLEJO
CentroCentro Cibeles presents the nineteenth edition of Architecture week in Madrid. Each year, Centrocentro presents the celebrations about architecture organized by the COAM and planning a series of activities from 3 to 11 of October.

The architecture is a transversal line of the CentroCentro Cibeles programming. Each year, Centrocentro presents the celebrations about architecture organized by the COAM and planning a series of activities during the first week of October (from 03 to 11 October 2014).



Havana. Autos and Architecture.

Ivorypress [VIDEO] from Ivorypress.
metalocus, ÁNGEL BLANCO.
Ivorypress presents the book Havana Autos & Architecture by Norman Foster and Mauricio Vicent. This new publication, which is part of the Ivorypress Architecture series, emerged as a result of architect Norman Foster’s trips to Havana over the past ten years.

Norman Foster's visits to Havana over the past ten years have enabled him to meet a variety of Cuban artists and architects. Inspired by his travels, 'Havana. Autos and Architecture' features historic and current photographs that allow the reader to marvel over Cuba's love affair with classic cars. In it, Mauricio Vicent...



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...


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...


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...


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...


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...



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