On Thermodynamics, Architecture and Beauty. Círculo de Bellas Artes. [MAD] Spain. 08/07/13
metalocus, CANDELA OLIVA.
Iñaki Ábalos, Renata Sentkiewicz y Philip Urspurng will meet in Madrid next Monday 8th July at Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid). The title of the event is “Conversation on Thermodynamics, Architecture and Beauty”.

The architects will debate around some of the key points of their respective researches: the use of image as a dynamic tool for the critical understading of the current architectural discussions, the reconstruction of the subject and the architectural experience, the relations between space and matter, the use of thermodynamic criteria in design protocols, and how each approach can reveal the idea of beauty.



metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
Interventions of this year, Eme3, the best by far is the project Bricktopia, is the winner Project in eme3 “Build-it” category. It proposes the construction of a complex vaulted geometry using tile in the courtyard of the old thread factory Fabra i Coats. For its construction, traditional tile vault system is used, also known as “Catalan vault”, combined with digital form finding tools for structural optimization through geometry, that ensure that the vault works only with compression stresses.

For its construction, traditional tile vault system is used, also known as “Catalan vault”, combined with digital form finding tools for structural optimization through geometry, that ensure that the vault works only with compression stresses.

The main intervention is a pavilion that provides the square with a shadowed and sheltered space, that can accommodate several activities and...


Thinking the Edge 2013.

Workshop and conferences. Istambul. Turkey. 02/07 > 09/07/2013.
metalocus, ALEX DURO
From 02 to 09 of july begin in Istambul the second edition of the conferences and workshops THINKING THE EDGE. Under the name "Water and culture".

The event consists on several architecture conferences as the ones of Aires Mateus, Burgos Architects, Stefano Boeri, Frank Prati, Manuel Gausa or Giancarlo Mazzanti under the title "The Edge", a view about the develop of the city and the role of architecture and urbanism into it. Workshops are one of the most important activities, targeted at Master architecture students and tutorized by relevant professors...


III OjodePez Photo Meeting, war photography at Barcelona.

La Virreina Centre de la Imatge [BCN] Spain. 26-27-28/07/2013.
metalocus, ROBERTO ALIA
Conferences, Photography
In 2013, OjodePez Photo Meeting will discuss the work of journalism in war and conflict situations. In three days, photographers, journalists, editors and agencies will talk about their work and the important role of images and words to read up on everything that happens every day.

OjodePez Photo Meeting Barcelona is an international meeting of photographers organized by La Fábrica and La Virreina Centre de la Imatge. This meeting allows to generate a place of discussion as a main issue to develop the documentary photography in a moment when the Internet provides all information.

Photo-journalists James Nacthwey, Samuel Aranda, Bernat...


OPENMadrid. Medialab Prado.

24/06 - 26/06/13. [MAD] Spain.
metalocus, CANDELA OLIVA.
Architecture and Urban Culture is the theme of this year's OPENmadrid, and event that aims to be open and transdisciplinary. It will offer lectures by urban collectives such as Basurama, Zuloark and Vivero de Iniciativas Ciudadanas.

OPENmadrid is an event that tries to promote and visualize practices and projects that bring Architecture and Urbanism closer to the world of Free Culture and Commons.

The event is composed of four basic elements: lectures, round tables, workshops and networking. The lectures and rund tables are free; this is the program for the three days:



ECUMENÓPOLIS. AGRONAUTAS by Juan Dopico Massobrio.

[VIDEO] COAC. [BCN] 17/06/2013 at 19:00h.
metalocus, ALEX DURO
Ecumenopolis, COAC audiovisual program presents the film Agronautas.

"My grandfather used to say that once in life you need a doctor, a lawyer, a policeman and a priest but, three times a day, you need a farmer".
Brenda Schoepp.

There are approaches, ways of life and ways of doing that propose a more well-adjusted relationship between humans and the planet. In many cases it is only anonymous people organized in networks of professionals...



Círculo de Bellas Artes. [MAD] Spain.
metalocus, CANDELA OLIVA.
Architect Josep Lluís Mateo will be next monday 17th June at Círculo de Bellas Artes (Alcalá 42, Madrid). The appointment is at 7:30 pm in the Hall of Columns.

We will have the chance to attend a conference called "Place, Time and Matter. Recent Work 2010-2013". Mateo will present in Spanish some his last projects, as well as his manifest interest in demonstrating the links between construction, research, intellectual development and the pragmatism required to make architecture a reality, as expressed in his recent work.



"Evolving Ideas", by Sou Fujimoto. Lecture.

[VIDEO] Círculo de Bellas Artes. [MAD]
metalocus, CANDELA OLIVA.
Conferences, VIDEO
Following yesterday's opening of the Serpentine Pavillion, we bring up this video of Sou Fujimoto. The Japanese architect talks about the meaning of Architecture and about the relationship between architecture and nature, the two themes that he explores with his work.

The lecture took place last April at Circulo de Bellas Artes, in Madrid. It was organized together with IE School of Architecture, after the launching of the new Master in Architectural Design.

Sou Fujimoto's lecture, "Evolving Ideas: Primitive Future", served as a forum for students to participate in open discussions between...


Eme3 Festival 2013.

“Topias, utopias becoming real”. [BCN] Spain. 27 > 30/06/2013.
metalocus, JUAN SOLERA.
The last days of June Eme3 festival will be held in Barcelona, where selected projects will be presented as those that have shown better attitude facing the city and the contemporary architecture. The exhibition includes workshops, debates and lectures in the old Fabra i Coats factory.

 The Fabra i Coats and the Sant Andreu District

will host the eighth international Architecture festival, Eme3. The aim of the festival is to discover, understand and share new forms of architecture and planning relating to the realities of today's societies, through the reflection and exchange between professionals involved and the audience.



Rotterdam icon becomes 24-hour city.

[Rotterdam] The Netherlands. 21-22/06/2013
metalocus, PEDRO NAVARRO
One of the most iconic buildings in Rotterdam, the Hofpoort on the Hofplein, will be transformed into a 24-hour city on Friday 21 June and Saturday 22 June. All are welcome to come and eat, drink, dance, relax, breakfast, discover, meet, skate, create, shop and much more. For a full 24 hours the Hofpoort will be the epicentre of Architecture Day in Rotterdam.

The Hofplein area used to be regarded as the pulsing heart of Rotterdam. AIR, the Rotterdam architecture centre, ZUS – De Dépendance centre for urban culture and Rotterdam ArchiGuides are joining forces to bring it back to life again on Architecture Day. For 24 hours they will combine to transform the Hofpoort into a vertical city where there is something new to experience every hour.




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