Highlights of the week 09 / METALOCUS

Highlights of the week. 04/12/2011
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Now that everyone is more relaxed, because the elections have passed and plays continue to work, comes the mega-bridge December (Spain are holyday on Tuesday and Thursday) week in which no one knows how many people work and how many are rest , we bring you a summary of the key proposals during this METALOCUS week.

While some praise the lack of intelligence, surprising us every day the incredible potential of young architects, not so young and seniors. The week began with OPENARCH, project wanting to propose good ideas, carry out and showing brilliantly...


Plaza de director del instituto de arquitectura (Only in Spanish)

COAM [MAD] 30/12/2011.
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It just opened the contest to fill the place of director of the Architectural Institute of Architects Association of Madrid. COAM.

Contratación del Director del Instituto Arquitectura en la Fundación Arquitectura COAM.

Para participar, los concursantes deberán estar en posesión del título de Arquitecto y estar colegiados en el Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid, en el momento de la toma de posesión del cargo.

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Rem Koolhaas On Progress.

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Rem Koolhaas, OMA, at the Barbican Art Centre in London on the 10th of November 2011.

Nicolas Henninger, EXYZT

IE School of Architecture. [Segovia] 01/12/2011 - 13.00 / 16.00h.
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Architecture, Conferences
Nicolas Henninger, EXYZT, "London Stories: Southpark Lido and Dalston Mill", will give a lecture today at 13.00 hours.

A collective founded by five architects in Paris in 2003, EXYZT´s manifesto proclaims it as a “platform for multidisciplinary creation”, whose aim is to challenge the view of architecture as an independent field of practice. Instead, they embark on experimental ventures expressed thought a wide variety of devices, including architecture,...


BAS PRINCEN. "Architecture, Photography, Landscape, Image"

BARBICAN. [LON] U.K. 01/12/2012
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Dutch Photographer Bas Princen talks with independent curator Elias Redstone about how architecture is communicated.

Princen is known for capturing contemporary transformations of the urban landscape, using photography to research, document and critique the built environment.

Venue: This event takes place in Barbican Art Gallery Events Space, located in Barbican Art Gallery, Level 3.



ar+quitectura plàstica

SALA B'art del COAC. [BCN]. December 1, 2011. 19.00 h.
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Next thursday, opening exhibition "ar+quitectura plástica" in Sala B'art COAC, Barcelona, ​​at 19.00 h. The exhibition consists of some of the projects that emerged from the young studio in the first 5 years of experience.

ar +chitecture plastic is an art studio specializing in architectural spaces intervene.

Work in collaboration with Architecture firms jointly solve some spaces or elements of the project through artistic practice.

The study consists of a flexible, interdisciplinary team of architects, visual artists and artisans, created and directed by the architect Oriol Texidor plastic (Barcelona 1974)....



COAC (Sala d' actes), Plaça Nova, 5 [BCN]. November 28, 2011. 19.00 h.
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Today, monday, Ramon Parramón, creator of the projects "IDensitat" and "ID barri" and ACVIC director, will give the lecture "Ciutats, Barris i Practiques Artístiques" in the Hall of the COAC, Barcelona, ​​at 19.00 h.

The lecture is part of program by Cultural Activities Barcelona COAC Demarcation where it show the projects  Racons Públics , by Sara Dauge i Alex Giménez, IDensitat / ID barri, by Ramon Parramón, and Arxiu Postcapital  by Daniel García Andújar.

The projects show the close relationship between artistic practices, architecture,...


Highlights of the week 08 / METALOCUS

Highlights of the week. 26/11/2011
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
This week only an idea: freedom to dream and fly, this was protagonist highlight in METALOCUS during this week.

No doubt this was our video, dancing in the air, in one of our favorite bridges, Williamsburg, great! double peak hat!! Aerialist Seanna Sharpe 285 Feet Over The Williamsburg Bridge.

They are...



AIA New Orleans. USA.
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DesCours is a free, public, ten-night architecture and art event now in its fifth year, held the first week of December in New Orleans. This event invites internationally renowned architects and artists to create 15 architecture installations within 'hidden' locations in the heart of New Orleans, including private courtyards, rooftops, abandoned buildings and walkways, all locations normally unseen, inaccessible or unused by the public.

DesCours is unique in that it provides a platform for experimentation within the architectural field, showcasing architecture installations that use new materials, methods, technology and interactivity. DesCours presents an opportunity for viewing contemporary design within a historic setting by way of juxtaposition, thereby exposing the elegance achieved in the careful articulation of contrasting old and new. On a local scale, DesCours highlights the culturally...



IaaC. Lectures 2011-2012. [BCN] 28/11/2011. 19.30 h [VIDEO]
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Carlo Ratti, arquitecto, dará el próximo lunes una conferncia en el IAAC, Barcelona. Carlo Ratti es director del MIT Senseable City Lab y experto en "ciudades inteligentes" explicará hacia dónde evolucionarán las ciudades del futuro.


An architect and engineer by training, Carlo Ratti practices in Italy and teaches at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he directs the Senseable City Lab. He graduated from the Politecnico di Torino and the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris, and later earned his MPhil and PhD at the University of Cambridge, UK. Ratti has...



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