‘The Untitled Show’ by Waqas Khan. Exhibition at Sabrina Amrani Gallery.

Sabrina Amrani Gallery. [MAD] Spain. 11/09/2014 - 31/10/2014.
metalocus, BELEN CALLEJO
Sabrina Amrani Gallery opens the season with the miniature works of Waqas Khan. The Pakistani artist returns, after two years from his debut solo show in Europe, to Sabrina Amrani Gallery in an exhibition with his new intriguing and vibrant work. The final purpose of his work is giving the viewer the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of visual infinity, the potential of philosophical awareness, and the visual effects produced inside the retina of the beholder, depending of the viewer's eye.

The pakistani miniature artist Waqas Khan returns to Sabrina Amrani Gallery, two years after his debut in Europe in the same space. These two years have been intense for the artist: He has exhibited in the most prestigious art fairs such as Art Basel, FIAC, Frieze...


Open Call for Curator at Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016.

OAT 2016. [Oslo] Norway
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Oslo Architecture Triennale (OAT) launches an international Open Call for Curator for its sixth international festival in Oslo, Norway in autumn of 2016. After a successful triennale in 2013, OAT now wishes to open up new ideas and concepts as to how the triennale and the architecture and planning professions can partake in the future development of society.

The curator will have the artistic and academic responsibility for the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016, and will be given the opportunity to develop the concept, theme and content over a period of two years. The Curator will have primary academic and artistic responsibility for OAT 2016...


Norway’s New National Arts Museum.

[Vestbanen-Oslo] Norway
metalocus, ÁNGEL BLANCO.
The Norwegian government is planning to build a new “all-arts” museum in Oslo. The new National Museum will become an important and dynamic arena for the general public to meet the visual arts and the images of the project by architects Kleihues + Schuwerk Gesellschaft von Architekten have been released.

The proposed building, by winners of the architectural competition for the new museum,signals the museum’s significance on a national and international level. The renewal started on the waterfront just thirty years ago. Originally a shipyard, the site of the museum is quickly transforming into one of Oslo’s most bustling urban centers, the new...


Collage Building - Teresa Pàmies Cultural Centre.

By Rahola Vidal arquitectes. [BCN] Spain.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO
Teresa Pàmies Cultural Centre, located in the Eixample (enlargement) of Barcelona, shows a facade to the street that doesn't reflect the complex world with which the visitor encounters himself when he along the ground floor towards the interior. A covered pedestrian street allows him to discover a place with a completely different character. The building houses a kindergarten, a library, a playroom, a civic center and an auditorium which share one single lobby. The whole program looks out towards the semi-public square that complements the interior cultural spaces.

Description of project by Rahola Vidal arquitectes.

The Collage Building is an architecture of proximity, connected with the...


“Seoul: Towards a Meta-City” Exhibition at AEDES Gallery.

AEDES Gallery. [BER] Germany. 30.08 > 09.10.2014
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
On Friday, the Aedes Network Campus Berlin (ANCB) Metropolitan Laboratory hosted a symposium to mark the opening of the exhibition ”Seoul: Towards a New City,” in collaboration with the City of Seoul, today 30 August, 2014.

When Seoul was established as the capital of the Joseon dynasty in the late 14th century, Seoul’s cityscape reflected an ethical understanding between humans and nature, demonstrating the national emphasis on the people itself. In fact, old Seoul manifests the modern values of a city as described by...


Alvar Aalto Foundation Launches Collaboration with Google

Google + Alvar Aalto Museum.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
The Alvar Aalto Foundation has begun a collaborative project with Google to make Aalto buildings even more accessible to the public. Using Google’s Street View navigation tool, along with its virtual Cultural Institute, the project offers a look inside some of Aalto’s most iconic works of architecture.

"Sharing information about Aalto and comprehensively responding to the needs of our various audiences are fundamental to our work. This collaboration is a major step by the Alvar Aalto Foundation towards better accessibility and visibility. We want to be accessible to everyone who does not have a chance to visit our sites in person,” says Director of the...


Construction begins of Mecanoo’s Cultural Complex.

[VIDEO] Longcheng Square [Shenzhen] China.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Work has started on Mecanoo’s first design to be built in China. The Three Cultural Centers & One Book Mall complex comprises of a public art museum, a science museum, a youth centre, a book mall with 5 floors, retail units and underground parking facilities.

The 95,000 m² development, according Mecanoo, promises to transform Longcheng Park in Shenzhen’s Longgang district into a lively destination point that strengthens the quarter’s identity and provides citizens and visitors with a renewed sense of place.

By 2017, the landmark complex will form a dynamic link between the commercial business districts’s...


OMA's Taipei theatre complex tops out.

[Taipei] Taiwan.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
The OMA designed Taipei Performing Arts Centre –a theatre complex centred around a transparent cube– has topped out today in the Taiwanese capital.

The OMA-designed Taipei Performing Arts Center (TPAC) tops out today. Consisting of three theatres plugged into a central cube, TPAC encourages experimental theatre production, while a public loop invites wider engagement in the performing arts.


‘Paris Abstract’ or Paris Roof Tops by Michael Wolf.

at Koch Gallery [San Francisco, CA] US > 30.08.2014
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
For a photographer living in a major city filled with iconic architecture, museums, and myriad tourist destinations, the struggle to capture an authentic image is great. This was the exact situation photographer Michael Wolf found himself in after moving to Paris from Hong Kong in 2008.

Robert Koch Gallery presented from July, Paris Abstract, an exhibition premiering new work by photographer, Michael Wolf. In Paris Abstract, Wolf continues his exploration of the...


Ordinary Beauty: The Photography of Edwin Smith. Retrospective.

RIBA [] UK. RU. 10.09 > 06.12.2014
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
New exhibition and retrospective of Edwin Smith - one of Britain’s foremost 20th century photographers. Accompanied by a season of talks, events & workshops inspired by his unique images.

Hailed by Sir John Betjeman as a ‘genius at photography’ and by Cecil Beaton as ‘an understanding and loving connoisseur of his subject’, Edwin Smith  studied architecture at the Architectural Association and practiced briefly before turning to photography full time in the 1930s..




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