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Barbican Art Centre.[LON] UK. , from 09/04-25/08/2014
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Montreal photographer Nicolas Ruel was chosen to appear alongside famous artists and fashion photographers to showcase their works in the travelling international exhibition devoted to Jean Paul Gaultier, The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, during its stop in London, at the Barbican Art Centre, from April 9th to August 25th, 2014.

"Nicolas Ruel has a young and refreshing eye that is very different from most photographers. His pictures have an artistic tone that goes beyond simple fashion photography. The quality of his work compares to the same level as those from Andy Warhol, Pierre and Giles or David Lachapelle that we selected for the exhibition," states Thierry-Maxime Loriot, Curator at the...


Lucius Burckhardt and Cedric Price - A stroll through a fun palace.

Pavilion of Switzerland at Venice Biennale. [VEN] Italy.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO
Architecture, Exhibitions
Lucius Burckhardt and Cedric Price – A stroll through a fun palace is a multi-faceted project by Hans Ulrich Obrist to be presented by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia at the Swiss Pavilion in the Giardini from 7 June to 23 November 2014.

In a digital time of unlimited access to information, where everyone can be an architect, a curator, an intellectual thinker, Hans Ulrich Obrist’s Lucius Burckhardt and Cedric Price – A stroll through a fun palace revisits the recent past of architecture through retrospectives of Lucius Burckhardt (1925–2003) and...


Junior architect at Colkitt&Co. New York.

metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
Architecture, JOBS
Colkitt&Co is looking to recruit a junior architect to join its New York studio.

Junior Architect.
New York, US.

Colkitt & Co, a collaborative, young and dynamic, fast paced, retail oriented firm is seeking a  full time Architecture candidate with minimum 2yrs of work experience to help project manager in a varied set of tasks.

  • Tasks focused on working with project manager mainly...

End of the World Cinema. By Kaupo Kikkas.

[Peninsula del Sinai] Egipto. [Sinai Peninsula] Egypt.
metalocus, LUIS TERRAIN
Architecture, Photography
It is still possible to be surprised by a picture, in fact the story about a photograph. Somewhere on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, nestled at the foot of a desert mountain range, sits a peculiar sight that is almost completely out of place: hundreds of seats for an outdoor movie theater.

Estonian photographer Kaupo Kikkas recently visited the desolate location and brought back these amazing shots of a decaying dream. He shares via his blog that the theater was built not too long ago by a man from France with considerable means. Tons of old seats and a generator were hauled in from Cairo, not to mention a giant screen that looked like the sail of a ship.


Smiljan Radic designs Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2014.

Kensington Gardens. [LON] UK.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
The Chilean architect Smiljan Radic has been named the fourteenth architect to accept the invitation to design a temporary Pavilion outside the entrance to the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens, London.

His design (a translucent domed structure of white fibreglass) follows Sou Fujimoto’s cloud-like structure which was visited by almost 200,000 people in 2013 and was one of the most visited Pavilions to-date.

Occupying a footprint of some 350 square metres on the lawn of the Serpentine Gallery, plans depict a semi-translucent, cylindrical structure, designed to resemble a shell,...


New University Center at Manhattan. The New School.

by SOM [NYC] US.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
On the corner of 14th Street and Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, this new, multipurpose facility is the “new heart” of The New School. This new, multipurpose facility has a dorm-lounge-classroom-library combo that brings the school’s brand ,showing a sensitive relation on the corner and neighborhood, a good balanced between its needs and its urban context.

The University Center, designed by lead architect, Roger Duffy, at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), has produced a distinctively urban building, respectful but not obsequious.  The building combines all aspects of a traditional campus into a single, 16-story building, offering 200,000 sq. feet of academic space on the first seven floors and 150,000 sq. feet for a 600-bed dormitory on the levels above. The brass-and-glass structure is the largest...


Sifang Art Museum. Talking with Steven Holl. [2 VIDEOS].

[VIDEO] by de Spirit of Space. Steven Holl. [Nanjing] China.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Architecture, VIDEO
Steven Holl Architects in collaboration with Spirit of Space has created two short films on the Sifang Art Museum, which opened in November 2013 in Nanjing, China.

The film series explores the changing perspectives as visitors move through the new Sifang Art Museum.



Rem Koolhaas: "reconstruct its current situation, and speculate on the future".

Venice Biennale 2014. [VEN] Italy
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
The 14th International Architecture Exhibition Fundamentals, directed by Rem Koolhaas, was presented yesterday in Venice and today in London. The show will run June 7 through November 23, 2014, in the Giardini and the Arsenale. The preview will be held on June 5 and 6 and the award ceremony and inauguration will take place on June 7.

Rem Koolhaas has released more details of the Venice Architecture Biennale he is curating this year and revealed his aim to disconnect the exhibition from the current state of architecture, which he says "is not in good health".

Koolhaas said his intention as director of the 14th...



metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
The great results of the first ever architecture storytelling competition are in. The response to Fairy Tales was “overwhelming and astonishing,” say the founders of Blank Space, with over 300 entries from 50 countries. The competition marks the first contest organized by the New York City based “office for thought provocation.”

The all-star jury selected 3 winning entries and 10 honorable mentions:

First Place goes to Kevin (Pang-Hsin) Wang and Nicholas O’Leary for their entry “Chapter Thirteen”. Mesmerizing, powerful images depict a bucolic yet futuristic world where a damsel in distress, Alice as a grown-up, is planning her...


The Sustainability Treehouse by Mithun.

[Glen Jean, West Virginia] USA.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Architecture, HOUSING
In 2013, AIA awards favored projects that showed how to do more, using less. The Boy Scouts of America are becoming more progressive every day. Next year the organisation will introduce a brand-new Sustainability merit badge to replace the outdated Environmental Science badge from 1972. And now, scouts can visit a giant treehouse designed to school them on sustainability using fun installations, from Rube Goldberg-esque recycling machines to light bulb-powering tricycles.

Seattle architecture firm Mithum and San Francisco graphic design firm Volume collaborated on the Corten steel frame structure that makes the scouts part of the story as they climb up through the forest’s canopy.




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