AstraZeneca reveals the headquarters on Cambridge by Herzog & de Meuron.

[Cambridge] UK.
metalocus, ÁNGEL BLANCO.
Architecture, Projects, VIDEO
AstraZeneca last friday revealed the proposed designs for its new Global R&D Centre and Corporate Headquarters in Cambridge in the UK. The plans for the new facility, which will be located on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC), include designs for the Global Centre, an R&D Enabling Building and an Energy Centre1.

Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has revealed plans for its £330 million headquarters, which promises to bring 2,000 jobs to Cambridge.

The new site will bring together AstraZeneca’s small molecule and biologics research and development activity, opening up opportunities to exploit the promise of biologics and small molecule...


Rem Koolhaas: 'Architecture has become a total fiction'

[VIDEO] The Guardian.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Architecture, VIDEO
Architecture, is it a vehicle for displaying excess and decadence? Is it modern architecture and its grammatical styles, a wasteful blip in history? "Fiction", is it a good adjective? or an odd and nonsensical word to use to describe something that is tangible.

Take an exclusive tour around Venice Architecture Biennale with its curator, the powerhouse Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas. His central exhibition, titled Fundamentals, tells the story of the last 100 years of architecture – and reveals why today's obsessions with comfort, security and sustainability are such a turn for the worse.



Iconic Houses by Matteo Muci.

[VIDEO] by Matteo Muci.
metalocus, ÁNGEL BLANCO.
A two-minute animated voyage through some of the most iconic masterpices of modern architecture. @_matteomuci_

This movie, titled  Iconic Houses by Matteo Muci, focuses on five of 20th century's most famous residences and transforms them into colourful illustrations that glide onto the screen, one piece at a time. Ville Savoye by Le Corbusier, Rietveld Schröder House by Gerrit Rietveld, Farnsworth House by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Glass House by Philip Johnson and Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright.


Welcome to Museo del Prado.

[VÍDEO] Museo del Prado. [MADRID] Spain.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
The Museo del Prado is one of the most important cultural institutions around the world. Today, they have released this promotional video. It is worth spending a few minutes!!

Everything you can imagine is real.

Pablo Picasso.

The music vídeo promoting the Museum is by Philippe Rombi, from movie "Dans la maison".

The building that today houses the Museo Nacional del Prado was designed by architect Juan de Villanueva in 1785. It was constructed to house...


The BIG Maze by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group.

[VIDEO] National Building Museum. [Washington DC] US
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Architecture, Design, VIDEO
The Museum, in partnership with BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, will create a never-before-seen large-scale maze for the Museum's historic home. Soaring approximately 18 feet high and measuring 60 feet by 60 feet, the maple plywood structure will boast a series of twists and turns for visitors to weave through and explore. The "BIG Maze" will be open July 4 to September 1, 2014.

Inspired by ancient labyrinths, garden and hedge mazes of 17th and 18th-century Europe, and modern American corn mazes, this contemporary maze will be located in the West Court of the Museum's historic Great Hall. In addition to viewing the maze from the ground floor, visitors will also be able to get an unexpected aerial perspective from the Museum’s second- and third-floor balconies...


2014 FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil, by Marina Abramović with adidas.

[VIDEO] by adidas.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Marina Abramović with adidas teams for a collaborative film project celebrating the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil.

Launching 7 July 2014, the piece documents a re-enactment of one of Abramović's seminal works, which was last performed in 1979 and addresses the parallels existing between the worlds of performance and sport.


FICARQ 2014, from 15th to 19th July.

[Aviles] Asturias. Spain.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
[Only in Spanish] La segunda edición del Festival Internacional de Cine y Arquitectura de Avilés (FicArq) arranca el próximo 15 de julio. Cinco días de películas, conferencias y mesas redondas para celebrar los puntos de unión entre cine y arquitectura. Con el centro Óscar Niemeyer como base de la programación, FicArq 2014 repasa algunas de las propuestas cinematográficas sobre arquitectura de los últimos meses y abre una ventana desde el norte de España a algunos de los estrenos que están por llegar a la cartelera.

En dos semanas comenzará el único festival de Cine y Arquitectura en España.


La sección Arquitecturas filmadas contará con el documental sobre el proceso de reforma y ampliación del RijksMuseum de Amsterdam, hogar de las obras maestras de Vermeer o Rembrandt, ...


Storefront TV / Call for Pilots.

metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
After the exciting inaugural Storefront TV season in Fall 2013, Storefront for Art and Architecture announces the launch of a second season with a Call for Pilots, inviting proposals of original television programs and web series. All selected pilot programs will be taped at Storefront for Art and Architecture in front of a live studio audience and broadcasted online. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through August 20, 2014.

Interested parties should submit a proposal using this form on or before August 20, 2014.

About Storefront TV

Storefront TV is an online channel focused on the...


ICD ITKE. Carbon-fibre pavilion based on beetle shells.

[VIDEO] from de ICD. University of Stuttgart [Stuttgart] Germany.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
This investigation of natural lightweight structures was conducted in an interdisciplinary cooperation of architects and engineers from Stuttgart University and biologists from Tubingen University within the Module: Bionics of Animal Constructions led by prof. Oliver Betz (biology) and Prof. James. H. Nebelsick(geosciences). During the investigation, the Elytron, a protective shell for beetles’ wings and abdomen, has proved to be a suitable role model for highly material efficient construction. The performance of these lightweight structures relies on the geometric morphology of a double layered system and the mechanical properties of the natural fiber composite. The anisotropic characteristic of this material, which consists of chitin fibers embedded in a protein matrix, allows for locally differentiated material properties.

The Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) of the University of Stuttgart and Institute for Computational Design (ICD) have constructed another bionic research pavilion. The project is part of a successful series of research pavilions which...


What’s Your Favorite Space?

metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Architecture, VIDEO
Building Pictures is a Portuguese website specialized in architecture videos, and to celebrate the Year of Portuguese architecture, launched the Call for Entries: "What's your Favorite Space? ", inviting architects, students of architecture, landscape architects, anthropologists, artists, designers, directors, producers, creatives to document the Portuguese architecture, by film and share their perceptions and experiences in spaces covered with memories, inspiring spaces, spaces of your day-to-day ... your favorite spaces!

31 videos answered the challenge, of Buildign Pictures, and shared their experiences and inspiring places. The jury selected three winners,... And the winners are…, below.

1st Prize.

Title: Ípsilon.
Representative Author:...



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