28/09/2014

This was not my dream. Redux House.

[VIDEO] by Pedro Kok. [Itatiba] Brazil.
metalocus, ÁNGEL BLANCO.
Architecture, VIDEO
A film by Pedro Kok & Gabriel Kogan, for the 14th Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale.

As an official part of the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale the exhibition at Palazzo Bembo and Palazzo Mora, TIME SPACE EXISTENCE, presents a large combination of architects. More than 100 architects from over 40 countries presented in 2 Venetian Palazzi. Between them, Studio MK27‘s Marcio Kogan has contributed to the exhibition with five videos that portray the daily lives of...

28/09/2014

Frank Lloyd Wright in What's My Line?

[VIDEO] from crepehanger47.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Many architects believe that his participation in tv programs do not give the best image. No one refuses to be interviewed by a TV show, where an interviewer asks him about his work, his life and projects. What is clear is that architects dont have the same opinion when participating in popular contests, what some would call, more banal.

Well, even months before the first television broadcast in Spain, Frank Lloyd Wright had no problem in participating (more than half a century ago) in one of those shows, that now you can watch on any TV channel. On June 3, 1956, Wright participated as a mystery guest on an episode of the program...

26/09/2014

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...

25/09/2014

Hacking the Venice Architecture Biennale 2014 through Augmented Reality.

Venice Biennale 2014. [VEN] Italy.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Architecture, VIDEO, TECHNOLOGY
Hacking an architecture exhibition through augmented reality? Yes, there's an app for that.

"Project Source Code" is a digital guerrilla-style exhibition created by architect/artist/researcher Güvenç Özel that lets mobile-device users "hack" key works in Rem Koolhaas' "Elements of Architecture" exhibit currently at the...

23/09/2014

MAS Context - Luftwerk - Marina City.

[VIDEO] from MAS Studio. [Chicago] USA
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
MAS Context is a journal created by MAS Studio, addresses issues that affect the urban context. They have reached their 6 years old and they continue sharing interesting events from Chicago, congratulations and thanks guys! Video below.

Last August 23, 2014, MAS Context organized an event, with artistic duo Luftwerk, in Chicago’s Marina City to continue their recent work in architecturally significant buildings such as the Robie House, Fallingwater, and Farnsworth House.  For this occasion, Luftwerk created a site-specific video and light installation that took place on the...

22/09/2014

ANIMA: the final design. By Bernard Tschumi.

[VIDEO] by Luis Urculo. [Grottammare] Italy.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
ANIMA (Arts, Nature, Ideas, Music, Action) is the cultural centre in Grottammare (Ascoli Piceno, Italy), commissioned by the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Ascoli Piceno, that proposed and managed the entire process, and received by the Municipality of Grottammare. French-Swiss architect Bernard Tschumi is in charge of its design.

The final design for ANIMA, by architect Bernard Tschumi together with a team of designers coordinated by architect Alfonso Giancotti present the final design that the town of Grottammare and the nearby communities, together with a local...

22/09/2014

Architecture is a wake-up call. By Diébédo Francis Kéré.

[VIDEO] from Louisiana Channel
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Architecture, Kéré explains, is basically a social process - especially in the poorer and less developed regions of the world. It is about integrating the people, you build for, making them feel, it is their project. In this way, they identify with the building and are proud of it.

“Architecture is much more than art. And it is by far more than just building buildings” says architect Diébédo Francis Kéré from Burkina Faso, interviewed by Marc-Christoph Wagner, in this interview about his architectural philosophy. In the latest video from...

16/09/2014

Rehabilitation of the Resin Factory in Marinha Grande.

By Cremascoli Okumura Rodrigues Architects. [Marinha Grande] Portugal.
metalocus, BELEN CALLEJO
A box made of glass, aims to become the new symbol of the city of Marinha Grande, Portugal. This new intervention designed by Cremascoli Okumura Rodrigues Architects is based on the building’s original composition, taking advantage of the central patio, the new internal “public square” and bury a part of the programme.

Description of the project by Cremascoli Okumura Rodrigues Architects.

The relevance of the structure meant to be rehabilitated, the Market, of immense...

15/09/2014

Bernard Tschumi Interview.

[VIDEO] The Architectural Review’s Paul Finch.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Architecture, OPINION, VIDEO
In this extended interview, - shot in the Wine Suit of the Hotel Danieli, Venice- between Bernard Tschumi and Paul Finch for The Architectural Review, the well-know Swiss architect of Parc de la Villette, Parc Zoologique de Paris and the author of the Manhattan Transcripts speaks about his education , work and critical position.

Bernard Tschumi explains how a visit to Chicago when he was seventeen years old sparked a life-long passion for architectural design - something that had been somewhat repressed due to his father Jean Tschumi who was, at that time, one of the world’s most highly respected architects. His admiration of British architect and...

05/09/2014

Tête de Pont by Josep Lluís Mateo, in progress.

[VIDEO] Adriá Goula. By Mateo Arquitectura. [Bayonne] France.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
What happens when a photographer is commissioned to report a building's construction but it is raining on the day of the visit? Many people would think it is a wasted day, others would come back some other time, but someone would think of a way to take advantage of the situation, a different and interesting video. This is a small preview of Josep Lluis Mateo's work photographed by Adriá Goula.

On the urban front of the river Adour in Bayonne (France), around Henri Grenet Bridge, the Tête de Pont project by Josep Lluís Mateo is visibly taking shape.

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