05/01/2015

Pixel (extraits) - Extracts.

Dance show - created in 2014
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Art, VIDEO
Pixel is a dance show for 11 dancers in a virtual and living visual environment. The French artist duo Adrien M / Claire B have created for "Pixel-extraits" an amazing visual scenography, for immerse a group of eleven dancers skilled in breakdancing, body-twisting circus movements, and hip-hop, in spectacular digital media. A work on illusion combining energy and poetry, fiction and technical achievement, hip hop and circus. A show at the crossroads of arts and at the crossroads of Adrien M / Claire B’s and Mourad Merzouki’s universes.

For Adrien Mondot and Claire Bardainne -you can check below their brief bio, "Pixel—Extraits" is a continuation of an experiment in combining the poetics of the human body with projection-mapped augmented realities to weave optical illusions and new fictions. “Our job is to compose non-figurative stories with abstract, minimalist graphic shapes, using...

31/12/2014

Ricardo Porro, Cuban National Art School Architect.

[VIDEO] Directed by Alysa Nahmias & Benjamin Murray.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Architecture, VIDEO
The Cuban architect living in Paris, Ricardo Porro, a prolific creator, designer of National Art Schools in Cuba, has died at the age of 89 years, on December 25 in hospital Montsouris Paris, following a heart failure, according Le Monde newspaper.

Ricardo Porro, was born on November 3, 1925 in Camaguey, on the island of Cuba. Made his first trip to Europe in 1948, where he studied, among others, at the Institute of Urbanism at the Sorbonne in Paris. He also participated in the International Congress of Modern Architecture (CIAM) in Venice, graduating the following year at the university's School of Architecture in...

30/12/2014

The POP-UP House by TallerDE2 Architects

[VIDEO] Imagen Subliminial [MAD] Spain.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
The Madrid practice TallerDE2 architects by Arantza Ozaeta and Alvaro Martin have designed this year the reform a small apartment with few exterior views in the historic center of Madrid. To get at an attractive space in these limited conditions, they proposed an intervention with a full furnishing and very cheap materials. The design makes better use of space by integrating the entire program on furniture and responding to the demands of his customer, a "single".

In proposing the design for one person, it saves up space in the project raised by TallerDE2 Architects and it allows more space to exchange of functions at any time of the day, dramatically improving the conditions of this apartment.

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23/12/2014

NASA wants to explore Venus with HAVOC, a Cloud City.

[VIDEO] from ASA Langley Research Center
metalocus, ÁNGEL BLANCO.
NASA Langley researchers want to get a better idea about conditions on our nearest planetary neighbor, Venus, so they have come up with HAVOC or a High Altitude Venus Operational Concept – a lighter-than-air rocket ship that would help send two astronauts on a 30-day mission to explore the planet’s atmosphere. Exploration of Venus is a challenge not only because its smog-like sulfuric acid-laced atmosphere, but also its extremely hot surface temperature and extremely high air pressure on the surface.

The news was published on a NASA website, a video and an accompanying image show a conceptual design for inflatable silver blimp-like air balloons for working and living that would house two astronauts for up to a month in the upper atmosphere of the planet Venus, with similar conditions to the surface of Earth.

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20/12/2014

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...

18/12/2014

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...

15/12/2014

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

[VIDEO] TED
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...

13/12/2014

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, ...

08/12/2014

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...

07/12/2014

ANTONI MUNTADAS: THE METHODOLOGY OF THE PROJECT.

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...

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