14/11/2014

Light emitting Van Gogh bicycle path by Roosegaarde.

[Eindhoven] The Netherlands.
metalocus, ALBERT BLANCH.
Art, Design, Urbanisme, TECHNOLOGY
The Van Gogh-Roosegaarde cycle path opened in Eindhoven on 12 November. The new Van Gogh-Roosegaarde bicycle path is made of thousands glowing stones which charge at daytime and give light at night. Inspired by 'Starry Night' it combines innovation with cultural heritage in Nuenen NL, the place where Van Gogh lived in 1883.

The Van Gogh-Roosegaarde cycle path was officially opened in Eindhoven on 12 November and opened to the public from 13 November. After dark visitors will be amazed by a design of light and colour, inspired by the world-famous painting The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh. Together with the artist Daan Roosegaarde,...

13/11/2014

EL LISSITZKY. The Experience of Totality.

Exhibition. La Pedrera [BCN] Spain. 21/10/2014 - 18/01/2015
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Until 18 January 2015. The painter, designer, architect and photographer El Lissitzky (Pochinok, Smolensk, 1890 – Moscow, 1941) was one of the most influential, experimental and controversial artists of the early decades of the last century.

The exhibition El Lissitzky. The Experience of Totality features an outstanding selection of more than a hundred works in a number of disciplines—including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography and graphic and typographic design, as well as architecture and exhibition design—that provide an extensive overview of all this...

12/11/2014

Opening exhibition; Nikola Tesla, suyo es el futuro.

Fundación Telefónica [MAD] España. 13.11 > 15.02.2015
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO, ALEX DURO.
'Nikola Tesla. His is the future' opened today at Fundación Telefónica in Madrid. A journey through Nikola Tesla’s past, his mind and the future he envisaged, up to the present time.

"Nikola Tesla’s figure is a generator of culture and inspiration." Maria Santoyo - co-curator of the exhibition together with Miguel A. Delgado - reminded us that Tesla is not just a curious person or the father of technology but mainly a milestone in the history of innovation.

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11/11/2014

Film starts and Modernist houses in ARCHILIFE, by Federico Babina.

Architectural Ilustration.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Federico Babina is back with a new illustration series, this time with movie stars including Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Marlon Brando make themselves at home in Modernist masterpieces by Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Alvar Aalto and more.

Federico Babina is an Italian architect and illustrator and with his new Archilife series proposes us 17 pairs between Hollywood film stars and famous architect-designed residences of the 20th century. Babina shows us the stars living their daily routines in these homes, from Gerrit Rietveld's Schröder House to the Ricarda House by Bonet Castellana. Pairs...

05/11/2014

Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding.

MoMA [NYC] USA EE.UU.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
2014—Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities, a 14-month initiative to examine new architectural possibilities that address the rapid and uneven growth of six global metropolises — Hong Kong, Istanbul, Lagos, Mumbai, New York, and Rio de Janeiro — culminates in an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art from November 22, 2014 , through May 10, 2015 .

In recent years, tactical modes of urbanism have arisen in the form of everyday, bottom-up approaches to local problems as a counterpart to a classic notion of top-down planning. Uneven Growth asks how current practices of architecture and urban design can learn from such developments by presenting design scenarios based on this type of urbanism, while also...

01/11/2014

Musings on a Glass Box by Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

Fondation Cartier [PAR] France.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
To commemorate its 30th anniversary, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain presents a exceptional project.

Musings on a Glass Box, a new installation created especially for the occasion by the internationally acclaimed interdisciplinary design studio Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

The Fondation...

30/10/2014

MAS Context, 23 / ORDINARY. Fall 14.

MAS Context. 23 Issue, Fall 14.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Mas Context presents ORDINARY, the twenty-third issue of this great quarterly publication. This issue seeks to explore the value of commonness and the everyday environment. It focuses on those elements that go unnoticed or that we take for granted, from buildings and objects to experiences and traditions. We look at the ordinary elements of life that are worth rediscovering and celebrating, as well as look ahead to what will become ordinary in the future.

So to present this issue, and because a few days ago I visited Chicago and Iker, I think it is best leave you with text and images of the first article.

“It’s truly a common man marvels at uncommon things and a wise man marvels at the commonplace.”

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30/10/2014

Pentagram Transforms MIT Media Lab's Logo.

[VIDEO] by Pentagram
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Design
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is holy ground not just for scientists and engineers, but for graphic designers as well. In the sixties, designers like Jacqueline Casey, Dietmar Winkler, Ralph Coburn and Muriel Cooper adapted the visual forms of European modernism to a lively, particularly American version that marked MIT as a place that balanced rigor and invention. Perhaps nowhere at MIT was that design impulse more pronounced than at the MIT Media Lab, which Cooper co-founded and where she ran the Visual Language Workshop. Nearly 30 years after its founding, the Media Lab has a new visual identity designed by Pentagram.

Design agency Pentagram has used a simple grid of squares to create a new visual identity for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)'s research centre.

If you make your way over to the MIT Media Lab...

29/10/2014

Auditing the Creative Process, in pictures.

[VIDEO] Fundación Telefónica [MAD] Spain. 29.10 > 1.03.2015
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Yesterday we presented this exhibition that has now opened its doors to the public. An exhibition you not to be missed, where a superb cook does not speak of cuisine, or yes, and talk focuses on creativity. A highly recommended exposure for students, teachers and the general public who is interested in learning more about creativity. Do you think that creativity can be taught, can be learned, it can grow ...? These are some of the questions the exhibition raises and tries to answer with Ferran Adrià.

We report today the first images about the exhibition and Ferran Adrià (images, below)

What is needed to create?...

26/10/2014

Small nomad house "Many Small Cubes" by Sou Fujimoto at Tuileries, Paris.

FIAC 2014 [VIDEO] [PAR] France. 23-26/10/2014.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
For the ninth consecutive year, associated with the Domaine national du Louvre and the Tuileries, FIAC present, in the heart of the Tuileries Garden, a programme of outdoor artworks. An ever wider public is demonstrating a lively interest in the itinerary through the Tuileries and manifesting a growing interest in modern and contemporary art.

The growing interest for this annual event among galleries and artists - together with the exceptional beauty of the site - has enabled them to bring together each year some two dozen projects, including sculptures, installations and ephemeral creations, deployed in the garden's fountains, basins, lawns, alleys and groves.

Among the pieces presented, we highlight "Many Small Cubes" by Japanese architect...

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