Amériques: Music and video, activating the architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

[VIDEO] from Refik Anadol. [LA] USA
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s multimedia presentation of Edgard Varèse’s Amériques launched the new in/SIGHT series at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The presentation of Amériques was led by conductor laureate Esa-pekka Salonen and accompanied by Refik Anadol's site-specific architectural video installation, which was developed to illuminate and enhance the Varèse's composition and to activate the architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

The dynamic visual program created by Anadol uses custom-built algorithmic sound analysis to listen and respond to the music in real time, using architecture as a canvas and light as a material. Additionally, the movements of Salonen, as he conducts, will be captured by next generation Microsoft Kinect hardware and 3-D depth camera analysis to inform the visuals displayed. The result was a powerful and...


Archiculture: a documentary film that explores the architectural studio

[VIDEO] from Arbuckle Industries
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
After a lot of screenings, with 130 private screenings in 26 countries, you can already see the world premiere of Archiculture. The 25-minute documentary presenting a vision of education based on design workshop, following the experience of five architecture students through their final thesis at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.

Archiculture takes a thoughtful, yet critical look at the architectural studio.

The 25-minute film offers a unique glimpse into the world of studio-based, design education through the eyes of a group of students finishing their final design projects. Interviews with leading professionals, historians and educators (Ken Frampton, Shigeru Ban and Thom Mayne) help...


Dave Troy: Social maps that reveal a city's intersections, and separations.

metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Every city has its neighborhoods, cliques and clubs, the hidden lines that join and divide people in the same town. What can we learn about cities by looking at what people share online? Starting with his own home town of Baltimore, Dave Troy has been visualizing what the tweets of city dwellers reveal about who lives there, who they talk to — and who they don’t.

This work can give impression of a "big brother", but the data is there and they are accessible, namely, they can also be interpreted as parameters that facilitates knowledge.

What is Peoplemaps?

Peoplemaps is a project designed to reveal the underlying social connections, groups, and communities within a specific...


INsite by Luftwerk. Mies’ Farnsworth House. [VIDEO]

[VIDEO] Luftwerk. [CHICAGO] USA.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Architecture, Art, VIDEO, TECHNOLOGY
On October we announced the presentation of INsite by Luftwerk -Chicago-based artists Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero.

Now we bring the video of the proposal by Luftwerk, ...


Francine Houben explains the ideas behind the design for the new Delft Station

[VIDEO] Mecanoo [Delft] Netherlands
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Architecture, VIDEO
The new station of Delft will open in 2015. It’s a station like no other in the Netherlands, featuring many details that connect the building to the unique character of Delft, blending the city’s history with its focus on innovation.

In a new short film, Francine Houben takes the opportunity to show more of the project and explain the ideas behind the design. “When you arrive at the station, you really experience arriving in Delft,” she says. For instance, the columns and walls are cladded in a reinterpretation of Delft...



LA METODOLOGIA DEL PROGETTO. Accademia di Brera. [MIL] Italy.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Antoni Muntadas will offer a comprehensive interpretation of his decades-long artistic trajectory, from the highly politicized environment of the 1970s to his most recent exhibitions. His work can be understood as an analysis of the linguistic and discursive mechanisms, which inform social experience.

Muntadas' artistic interventions have been extremely diverse, interviews, book production, archives, installations, direct intervention in public spaces both material and immaterial (the web). In the process he has always confronted power and its institutional expressions with the intention to deconstruct their hegemonic logic.

Moreover, one should keep in mind that he has always sought to analyze “the system” in...


Timeframing: The Art of Comics on Screens

Space Into Game, Time Into Book: What Comics and Screens Do Together
metalocus, Alberto Martínez García.
Erik Loyer is a seasoned media artist and creative director who has spent the last several years thinking about the implications of screens on comics. Since 2008 he has been releasing innovative iOS experiments under the Opertoon imprint including the interactive comics Upgrade Soul and Ruben & Lullaby. Erik just launched Timeframing: The Art of Comics on Screens, a really authoritative and in-depth examination of how comics and screens can work together.

A comic on a screen is a curious and confounding thing, but after years of experimentation, tropes and techniques are beginning to emerge that embrace the medium for what it is. The video by Erik Loyer is great, but dig into Loyer’s written analysis as it is a compelling examination of...


The Urban Yoga. New York, Paris, Madrid, Ljubljana...

metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
The Urban Yoga, "it's not Yoga is an architectural experiment" says Anja Humljan, and now live on Kickstarter. Anja Humljan architect is doing this interesting architectural experiment where she is applying yogic philosophy into architectural design. She is changing the way we experience everyday situations by focusing on our body and senses. She is developing a method for designing space based on subconscious sensory experience of touch, smell, taste, sight, and hearing. Great!!


The Urban Yoga photo series are metaphors for the experiment: how do we perceive space if we surrender ourselves to it with our whole sensuous body and give ourselves up to feelings that are running through space? As the very symbol of...


In Residence: Ray Kappe

[VIDEO] By NOWNESS. In Residence: Ray Kappe. [Pacific Palisades-California] USA
metalocus, ÁNGEL BLANCO.
A modern masterpiece of glass and redwood, the home of architect Ray Kappe is often referenced as one of the greatest residences in Southern California, looks much the same today as it did a half-century ago—a contemporary extension of the early SoCal glass-house tradition, begun decades earlier by architects like Rudolph Schindler, Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, and Harwell Hamilton Harris.​

Situated on a steep slope on a property that has natural springs running through, the raised house is built onto six concrete towers whose 600 square feet of surface area support the entirety of the 4,000-square foot home, which has become one of Kappe’s most celebrated works. The Minneapolis-born architect founded the architecture department at California Polytechnic State...


"La Herencia de Coderch", architect José Antonio Coderch's last project.

[VIDEO] from Poldo Pomés. Exhibition. [BCN] Spain. 27/11/2014 - 30/01/2015.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO
"La Herencia de Coderch" will open on November 27th at MINIM in Barcelona displaying architect Coderch's legacy and the last project he worked on at the end of his life. On occasion of the exhibition, MINIM produced "Remembering Coderch", a documentary directed by Poldo Pomés featuring architects Oriol Bohigas, Carlos Ferrater, Oscar Tusquets, Federico Correa and Rafael Moneo among others.

José Antonio Coderch was a brilliant architect who was able to combine Catalan Modernism and elements of Gaudi and Jujol's architecture with the International Style architecture. His quiet work, far from spectacle architecture, was an introverted synthesis, deeply rooted in tradition and craft and with no artifice or easy outcomes.

Coderch's work is similar to that of a...



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