The cities of the Italian Futurism

Life and modern art: Milan, Paris, Berlin, Rome (1909-1915) by Antonio Pizza.
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,...


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...


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...


Arquitectoma: 30 años de arquitectura en México

[MAD] Spain
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Architecture, Publications
Tomorrow is presented in the Casa de America in Madrid, the book "Arquitectoma: 30 años de arquitectura en México / Arquitectoma: 30 Years of Architecture in Mexico" by the Mexican architect Francisco Martín del Campo Souza.

Since 1983, the architectural firm Arquitectoma has developed several residential and commercial complexes most successful of Mexico. In this book, which includes more than thirty years working in the architecture, the company shares with readers the stories behind the buildings. A publication richly illustrated with photographs, graphics, reproductions of models and plans that provide insight into the...


Pictures of Barcelona, the great book of the city.

Book. La Fábrica and Ajuntament de Barcelona.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
During the afternoon of the last 15th of January it was presented the new book edited between La Fábrica and Ajuntament de Barcelona which makes a complete tour through the history of this cosmopolite city with photographs from the middle of the 19th century to the present days.

How cosmopolitan, elegant, subtle, committed and influential can be Barcelona? Nearly 300 photographs, from the nineteenth century to the present time, give an answer to this question, a journey that shows why Barcelona projects such an attractive image to the world.

Top photographers gather in these pages to portray the city. Dramatic...


Rem Koolhaas vs Dasha Zhukova Build a Moscow Museum

[Moscow] Russia.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Art collector and art philanthropist Dasha Zhukova is launching an ambitious campaign to connect Moscow to the international art world, and she’s tapped architect Rem Koolhaas to execute her vision.

Rem Koolhaas toghether art collector and philanthropist Dasha Zhukova appear on February cover WSJ Magazine as a couple of art, launching an ambitious campaign to connect Moscow to the international art world. The couple is...


10 books to give away. METALOCUS # Books.

Best Books
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Our selection of 10 books to give away. They are books to enjoy their reading, their graphic content, not strictly architectural books, getting out of the inbred world of architecture.

01. Robert Moses: The Master Builder of New York City.

From the subway to the skyscraper, from Manhattan’s financial district to the Long Island suburbs, every inch of New York tells the story of one man’s mind:...


Sculptural species. Strandbeest. The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen.

[VIDEO] By Theo Jansen. Taschen
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
¿Son las piezas de Jansen, una nueva forma de vida de pleno derecho? Con esta pregunta se presenta el nuevo libro de Taschen sobre la obra de este artista holandés. Una obra que ha dado la vuelta al mundo, y que ahora es motivo de una exposición itinerante. Un libro realizado con fotografías de Lena Herzog. Are the works by Jansen, a new life-form in its own right? With this question, the new Taschen book on the work of the Dutch artist is presented. A work that has gone around the world and now is part a traveling exhibition. A book made with photographs by Lena Herzog.



Robert Moses: The Master Builder of New York City.

Published by NoBrow.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
From the subway to the skyscraper, from Manhattan’s financial district to the Long Island suburbs, every inch of New York tells the story of one man’s mind: Robert Moses, the architect who designed it all. Robert Moses: The Master Builder of New York City is a graphic novel by Pierre Christin and Olivier Balez, published by Nobrow.

Robert Moses (December 18, 1888–July 29, 1981) is one of the most important and influential figures in 20th century American history but few people outside New York know his name. Few architect have done more to redefine the fate of a city — and, by a halo of influence, of cities in general — than Robert Moses. He was one of the most...


"Urbanismo ecológico". A multidisciplinar vision.

Book. Mohsen Mostafavi with Gareth Doherty. Ed. Gustavo Gili.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
'Urbanismo ecológico' is a publication born at Harvard University and which main goal is to face ecological urbanism with a plural and multidisciplinar vision.

Urbanismo ecológico borns with the necessity of dealing with urbanism from an ecological approach as a practical and imaginative method to face the reality of the city, and constitute, therefor, a deliberate bet to settle definitely the "ecological urbanism" concept through the summary of a number of key texts about the matter.

Urbanismo ecológico gathers together different...



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