Benedetta Tagliabue, wins 2013 RIBA Jencks Award.

Lecture by Benedetta Tagliabue [LON] UK 19/11/2013
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced that Benedetta Tagliabue is the recipient of the 2013 RIBA Jencks Award.

Benedetta Tagliabue is the recipient of the 2013 RIBA Jencks Award, which is given annually to an individual or practice that has recently made a major contribution internationally to both the theory and practice of architecture. The award will be presented to Benedetta Tagliabue on Tuesday 19 November at the RIBA in London, where she will give a public lecture, chaired by Charles Jencks.

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EntreFotos XV. The Fair reinvents itself.

[MAD] Spain. 26/09 - 29/09/2013.
Do we really understand the process behind a good photograph? EntreFotos XV offers a different way to purchase art pieces: a signature photography fair in which one can talk directly to the artist, ask questions and share impressions. A series of conferences on the past, present and future of Spanish photography is the icing of the cake. Don't miss it!

Photography fair ENTREFOTOS XV will take place from 26th to 29th September in La Lonja room at Casa del Reloj (Madrid). In its 15th anniversary, EntreFotos starts a new period under the direction of Rita Castellote. In past editions, the fair has consolidated as a channel of promotion and spread of Spanish signature photography.

The new Director, along with...


Herzog & de Meuron: Myths and Collaborations over Time

Core Series [VIDEO] By ColumbiaGSAPP [NYC] USA
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
Jaques Herzog at Columbia GSAPP talking on Joseph Beuys, Basel and the proximity of art and architecture between 1960s and 1970s.

I think it is a compliment that our very best architects make people seem stupid. — Mark Wigley introducing Jacques Herzog at Columbia GSAPP.

Jacques Herzog returned to GSAPP (Wood Auditorium) to discuss his Basel-based firm Herzog & de Meuron's collaborations with artists over time.

Jacques Herzog discussed Herzog & de Meuron's...


"The Land" in S AM Swiss Architecture Museum.

The Land Workshop, 2013. S AM Swiss Architecture Museum [Basel] Switzerland. 30/08/2013
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
Un taller de construcción para "The Land" de Rirkrit Tiravanija en Chiang Mai (Tailandia) abre mañana por la noche en el Museo de Arquitectura de Suiza en Basilea (ver más a continuación).

The Land is a self-sustaining environment emerging from an artistic community initiated by Rirkrit Tiravanija and Kamin Lertchaiprasert. Located in the northern part of Thailand, 20 km southwest of the city of Chiang Mai, it is intended to be cultivated as an open space free of ownership, an environment conducive to discussions and experimentation in the fields of culture.



PETER COOK, speech at the Roca Barcelona Gallery.

During the AA Visiting School Barcelona.[BCN] 26/07/2013 at 19.30h.
metalocus, ÁNGELA SOLÍS.
The architect Peter Cook will provide the culmination of a cycle of open lectures on architecture given during the AA Visiting School Barcelona at the Roca Barcelona Gallery on 26th July. Don't miss it!

For the first time, the city of Barcelona will be the venue for the AA Visiting School, the international architecture workshop organised by the well-known London AA School of Architecture. This event, entitled “Bodega-Enological Metabolism”, focuses on the “metabolism” of wine production and dissects the techniques and technologies involved in its processes. The participants will have the chance to...


Richard Rogers and Giulio Cappellini.

Talks With 100% Design. 18/09 - 21/9/13. [LON] U.K.
metalocus, CANDELA OLIVA.
Conferences, Exhibitions
Architect Richard Rogers and designer Giulio Cappellini will be headline speakers at this year’s Talks With 100% Design. The design fair 100% Design, which will take place on September 18th -21st offers a four-day programme based on 4 themes: ‘Interior Design’; ‘Architecture’; ‘The Consumer’ and ‘Creative Balance’.

Following the successful launch of Talks With 100% Design at May’s Clerkenwell Design Week, and building on the huge popularity of 100% Design’s live events at LDF last year, the 2013 edition of the fair features a dedicated theme for each day of the four-day programme of Talks With 100% Design: ‘Interior Design’; ‘Architecture’; ‘The Consumer’ and ‘Creative Balance’....


Ephemeral Arts Connection 2013.

Workshop and lectures [Marsala-Senja], Italy-Norway. 09/2013.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
Architecture, Conferences
During the next month of September an international workshop will take place in two really different places: from Norway to Italy according with the name of this new edition, "Network" Extreme south and extreme north of Europe in connection. Encourage one to participate!

The workshop, which is organised by Stardust and Marita Isobel Solberg, through several lectures and conferences, tries to think about the international, national and local networks which nowadays connects the whole world. In this way there are differents themes like communications, history, transport, environment...

The event is opened to all sort of disciplines interested to express creativity, sensitive to the themes...



[VIDEO] endofsuburbia. [BCN] 15/07/2013 at 19:00h.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
Ecumenopolis, COAC audiovisual program presents the film The End of Suburbia.

Two years ago we presented in METALOCUS this video about the american suburbs which thanks to Ecumenópolis we will see it next week in headquarter of COAC.

The End of Suburbia is a portrait of a dream which has been really expensive. This surprising documentary, directed by Gregory Greene, analyzes the american dream...



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...



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