19/11/2014

The Visible and the Invisible, a film by Oliver Ressler.

[VIDEO] By Oliver Ressler. Switzerland.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO
VIDEO, Recommendations
Today we recommend 'The Visible and the Invisible', a film by Oliver Ressler in which he examines the global commodities market and the trading that takes place in Switzerland. A very interesting project that turns the spotlight on the concealed world of the profitable transactions which govern the world's economy in the shadows.

In recent years, Switzerland has become the global center for commodity trading. In no other country are more commodities bought and sold than in Switzerland; nevertheless, the crude oil, copper, aluminum, coal or wheat never reaches Swiss territory because the deals are carried out completely in a virtual world. Despite its importance for the Swiss and the global...

16/11/2014

Towards Biology by Onionlab.

[VIDEO]. Venice Biennale 2014. [VEN] Italy.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
A few days to finish one of the best Venice Architecture Biennale 2014, We bring "Towards Biology". Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura collaborated with Onionlab from Barcelona to create a video-audio installation as part of the "Time Space Existence" exhibition at the Biennale 2014.

Towards Biology is a piece created in collaboration with Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura for the exhibition "Time, Space, Existence" held at Palazzo Bembo within the framework of the 2014 Venice Architecture...

09/11/2014

Two minutes to explain The Design Principles of Le Corbusier.

[VIDEO] from Alix Bossard A.K.A L'intrépide.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Presentation of the work of the famous architect Le Corbusier using motion design. The animations and the voice over provide informations on Le Corbusier and allow to discover his theories, his buildings and his graphic universe differently.

Two minutes -and nine seconds- of animation takes us through the major design principles of Le Corbusier. Spanning The Five points of Modern Architecture, Le Modulor and his most iconic projects including La Villa Savoye and Les Cités Radieuses, filmmaker Alix Bossard gives a taste of this legendary architect’s...

08/11/2014

JASMINEA Housing by Leibar & Seigneurin.

[VIDEO] from Lucas Bacle. [Bourdeaux] France.
metalocus, ÁNGEL BLANCO.
Architecture, HOUSING, VIDEO
A short documentary about a social housing project in Bordeaux. Architecture by Leibar&Seigneurin.

 

04/11/2014

BARBICANIA vs. On Barbicania: Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine.

[VIDEOS] from Ila Beka Louise Lemoine. [LON] UK
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Architecture, VIDEO
A new film by these great filmmakers, Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine, well known for his film "House Life", a film about a house designed by Rem Koolhaas. This time a video diary of a one month immersion in the life of the Barbican from the top floors of the towers to the underground levels of the art centre. Through an impressive gallery of portraits, the film draws an intimate and lively map of this brutalist masterpiece situated in the core of London.

From the top of the towers to the underground levels of the arts centre, discover the personalities, lifestyle and architecture that bring the Barbican to life in Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine’s feature length-film, Barbicania.

An intimate and lively filmic map of our Brutalist masterpiece.

 

Directed by Ila Bêka and...

03/11/2014

Breaks 2 World Records In Walk Between Chicago Skyscrapers.

[CHICAGO] USA
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Architecture, VIDEO
Nik Wallenda, Tightrope Daredevil, Breaks 2 World Records In Walk Between Chicago Skyscrapers. Last night sunday, thousands in Chicago turned out to cheer on tightrope walker Nik Wallenda, as he performed two tightrope walks involving some of the Windy City’s most famous buildings: Bertrand Goldberg‘s Marina City Apartments and Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates‘ Leo Burnett Building.

Bertrand Goldberg‘s Marina City Apartments and Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and AssociatesLeo Burnett Building.

Wallenda set two Guinness World records, the first for the steepest ever tightrope walk as he climbed...

03/11/2014

LICHTGRENZE. 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall.

[VIDEO] from Fall of the Wall 25. [BER] Germany. 7 > 9.11.2014
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA, ALEX DURO.
The LICHTGRENZE is part of the anniversary celebrations that are being organized by Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH as part of an initiative from the city of Berlin.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the temporary LICHTGRENZE (Border of Light) a light installation, illuminated by 8,000 helium balloons will trace the route of the former inner-city division in Berlin from the 7th – 9th of November. The 15.3 kilometer frontier that once divided the city will be re-imagined in light...

03/11/2014

EMERGING VOICE 2014. SITU Studio.

[VIDEO] from Architectural League of New York
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Architecture, VIDEO
Each year the League selects eight emerging practitioners through a juried, invited portfolio competition. The Emerging Voices award spotlights individuals and firms based in the United States, Canada, or Mexico with distinct design voices and the potential to influence the disciplines of architecture, landscape design, and urbanism. The eight winners each lectured in New York in March 2014.

Brooklyn-based SITU Studio was founded in 2005 by Basar Girit, Aleksey Lukyanov-Cherny, Wes Rozen, and Bradley Samuels while completing architecture degrees at The Cooper Union. With a commitment “to interrogating design...

01/11/2014

EMERGING VOICE 2014. Estudio Macías Peredo.

[VIDEO] from Architectural League of New York
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Architecture, VIDEO
Each year the League selects eight emerging practitioners through a juried, invited portfolio competition. The Emerging Voices award spotlights individuals and firms based in the United States, Canada, or Mexico with distinct design voices and the potential to influence the disciplines of architecture, landscape design, and urbanism. The jury reviews significant bodies of realized work and considers accomplishments within the design and academic communities. The work of each Emerging Voice represents the best of its kind, and addresses larger issues within architecture, landscape, and the built environment.

Salvador Macías Corona and Magui Peredo Arenas founded Guadalajara-based Estudio Macías Peredo in 2012 with a focus on design and construction, embracing a critical regionalism in which the craftsman is part of the building process. In their lecture, Macías and Peredo discuss the strong influence that the...

Completed Oficinas Casa Hidalgo
01/11/2014

Musings on a Glass Box by Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

Fondation Cartier [PAR] France.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
To commemorate its 30th anniversary, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain presents a exceptional project.

Musings on a Glass Box, a new installation created especially for the occasion by the internationally acclaimed interdisciplinary design studio Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

The Fondation...

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