The Dryline: benches, trees and berms vs. hurricanes by BIG.

[VIDEO] by BIG. Rebuild by Design, [NYC] US.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
Urbanism-Landscape, VIDEO
Within the context of the redesign of Manhattan's front, the contact line with both East and Hudson River, that appears as a result of the devastating damages which caused the Sandy hurricane in 2012, borns Rebuild by Design. An initiative of the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force and HUD which looks for providing necessary solutions for the protection of the millions of NYC inhabitants from the power of climate.

Danish team lead by Bjarke Ingels, BIG, presents The Dryline, their own vision for the regeneration of the southern part of the NYC island Manhattan, the business area and Battery Park. Although we presented previously in...



2015 Pritzker Architecture Prize. [Chicago] USA.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Cable net structure of the German Exhibition Pavilion at the World Exposition Montreal 1967, by Frei Otto.

Yesterday German architect and engineer Frei Otto was awarded as the 2015 Pritzker Prize Laureate, the second German to win the award and the first to receive the award posthumously. The...


How to Make an Attractive City in 6 steps?

[VIDEO] by The School of Life.
metalocus, DANIEL MADERA
How to do an attractive city is a problem present in the society for many years , for the one that seems a correct solution is not achieved. With this video, The School of Life tries to bring some of the answers to the citizens in a clear and simple way.

The author of the video, The School of Life/Alain de Botton, summarizes his opinion about how to obtain attractive cities in 6 points, which would be:

1.- Not too chaotic. Not too ordered. Order and variety. Putting as example the island of Java in Asterdam or a square in the Czech Republic.



Opening Delft's Municipal Offices and Train Station by Mecanoo.

[VIDEO] Mecanoo [Delft] Netherlands
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Architecture, VIDEO
On Saturday 28th February 2015, the Delft’s new railway station designed by Francine Houben from Mecanoo, was officially opened to the public. The entire City Hall and station complex will open in 2017.

Months ago we showed it, as a scoop in METALOCUS, the works near completion, commented by Francine Houben...


Gotham City San Francisco by Toby Harriman

[Vídeo de cámara rapida] by Toby Harriman.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
This idea came from the aether; it emerged over time. Several years ago (2012) while exploring his passion for black and white photography he found himself wandering into a look he calls ‘Gotham’.

Everything was shot on a Canon 6D and 5DMK III with a variety of Canon L series lenses. For my motion controlled shots, I use an eMotimo 3-Axis system as well as a Kessler Shuttle Pod Mini 8 foot dolly.

"I have a passion for timelapse as well, so it wasn’t long before the two processes started to merge in my mind, and the concept for Gotham City SF was...


"Me and My Moulton", captures Life with Architect Parents.

Oscar-Nominated Film [VIDEO]
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
The movie was nominated for Best Animated Short Film at the 87th Academy Awards. "Me and My Moulton" is a personal animated story about a girl which wishes for a bicycle from her parents, but gets something completely different, showing the different reality in which children and grown ups live in, in fact, show us the unconventional life and struggles of three kids with their architect parents.

"Me and My Moulton" A seven-year-old girl asks her hopelessly unconventional parents for a bicycle. But what kind of bike can you expect from a father who sports the only moustache in town and a mother who makes dresses out of curtain fabric?

Inspired by "Me and My Moulton" by Torill Kove, watch the second...


Best movie.- BIRDMAN

Oscar 2015.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
BIRDMAN or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) -- famous for portraying an iconic superhero -- as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.

Directed by Alejandro Iñárritu, and also starring Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, and Naomi Watts.

BIRDMAN - Official International Trailer


Agence Chartier-Corbasson

[VIDEO] by Craen TV
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Architecture, VIDEO
Organic London Skyscraper, video interview of Thomas Corbasson (from Agence Chartier-Corbasson) by Crane.tv.

Organic London Skyscraper, 1st Special Mention SuperSkyScrapers international competitions. Can you imagine a city where skyscrapers are made out of recycled waste, and instead of needing to be maintained, they grow organically with time? While this may sound like something straight out of a sci-fi movie, it's actually a...



[Trailer] por Ila Beka Louise Lemoine.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Architecture, VIDEO
Since the couple Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine gained to fame with their documentary film, "Koolhaas House Life" everybody wants to have a film made by these directors. Bjarke Ingels not want to be less and produced "The Infinitie Happiness".

Living Architectures note presents the film in the following terms.- "Inhabiting for about a month the "8 House", by Bjarke Ingels Group, Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine recount in a diary style their subjective experience of living inside this experiment of "vertical village". As a...


POLIVAGINA of FAN RIOTS by C+arquitectos

[VIDEO] by Imagen Subliminial [Murcia] Spain
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Pavilions, Design, VIDEO
A proposal for reflections, dreams, formless it is what show us from C + architects, Polivagna Fan Riots, an intervention midway between performance and installation.

C+arquitectos (Nerea Calvillo and Marina Fernández) presents us this intervention, in fact a ephemeral pavilion, conducted with students from the University of Alicante. Instead of designing forms, finishing volumes, objects with a specific geometry, what was designed were the conditions to experiment with the space, to design a place...



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