03/08/2014

Lina Bo Bardi: Together, at the DAZ.

DAZ [BER] Germany. 13.6 > 17.8.2014 [VIDEO] from Arper Spa.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
If you are in Berlin until August 17th, make sure to check out the exhibition “Lina Bo Bardi: Together” at The Deutsche Architecture Zentrum, dedicated to the legacy of the famed Italian-born Brazilian architect.

‘The artist’s freedom has always been “individual”, but true freedom can only be collective. A freedom aware of social responsibilities, which can knock down the frontiers of aesthetics…’ LBB

Lina Bo Bardi: Together pays tribute to the Italian architect who moved to her adopted Brazil in 1946...

01/08/2014

Apocalypse of European cities, seen as The Last of Us.

Playstation 4
metalocus, ÁNGEL BLANCO.
Architecture, Design
The apocalypse of The Last of Us is realized in various European cities.

Naughty dog designers have expanded the possibilities of The Last Of Us Remastered Playstation 4 and taking advantage of its launch, they would have imagined as some European visions as, Rome, London, Paris,...

30/07/2014

BUILD by BUREAU A. Building interiors.

[Geneva] Switzerland.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
BUILD is the latest project by BUREAU A. How would you intervene in such a complicated space? How would you dialogue with the organic pieces of the building?

The solution proposed by Bureau A was to make a strong design, yet simple. A repetitive, intelligent and very neutral structure.

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29/07/2014

Scenography for Concert "Music, Dance, Adventure" by DJA.

Scenography. Latvian National Opera. [Riga] Lituania. Latvia.
metalocus, ÁNGEL BLANCO.
The scenography stayed at the Latvian National Opera House on June 21st and it was part of Riga 2014 cultural capital “Riga Festival” program.

Dance concert "Music, Dance, Adventure!" is a new understanding of contemporary scenography. Scenography is not anymore seen as a stage decoration but rather as a tool for creation of various spatial situations. The stage space of the opera 10m X 10m X 10m has been divided into the smallest basic elements. The very flexible outcome mass now can be used to create various space scenarios for specific dance performances. The space can stay...

28/07/2014

Proposal for renovation the San Salvador Pavilion Exhibition Space.

San Pau Hospital. By BAAS + BOPBAA. [BCN] Spain.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO
This proposal by BAAS architects and BOPBAA has been presented in a private competition organized by the Hospital de Sant Pau for setting and design the museum space of the newly renovated Pabellón de Sant Salvador in Barcelona. Despite they have not won the contest we think it seems an interesting proposal.

The rehabilitation works of Sant Pau Modernist Campus began in autumn 2009, when the sanitary activity moved to the new building of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau.

The Pavilion of Sant Salvador, a work of the great modernist architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner between 1902 and...

26/07/2014

NOT MINE by Guy Trefler

[MUSIC VIDEO] from Guy Trefler
metalocus, ÁNGEL BLANCO.
Design, VIDEO
This is a great graduate project in 'Graphic Design' at the HIT college in Israel by Guy Trefler.

Our Saturday music video. (Official Music Video). METALOCUS MUSIC PROJECT.

His thesis is that nothing is original, therefore, none of the materials presented in the project were made by his author.
All of the 469 photos used in this video were taken out of Google's image bank.

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25/07/2014

Moment Factory creates FORESTA LUMINA.

[VIDEO] from Moment Factory
metalocus, ÁNGEL BLANCO.
Architecture, Design, Urbanisme
An illuminated night trail through the forest. Wanting to showcase its charms, Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook commissioned Moment Factory to create Foresta Lumina, an illuminated night walk through the forest.

After nightfall in summer, visitors are invited to discover an enchanted trail winding 2 km through the woods. As they walk through the mysterious forest, visitors meet characters inspired by the area’s myths and legends, who draw them into an immersive adventure.

The scenography, combining projections and lighting, is accompanied by an ethereal soundtrack. The result is an unparalleled sensory experience. The Moment...

23/07/2014

House of Peace by Ishigami + Svendborg.

1st Prize [ Nordhavn-Copenhagen] Denmark.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Danish firm Svenborg Architects, in collaboration with Japanese architect Junya Ishigami, has been named as the winners of a competition to design a “symbol of peace” to be constructed for Copenhagen’s harbour.

Their “House of Peace”, or Hope, is a 3,000 sq metre cloud-like structure that will seem to float on the city’s Nordhavn harbour. A white concrete shell supported by cones embedded in the harbour bed, its centre will be hollow, with locals and tourists able to board circular boats and sail beneath the structure’s undulating canopy.  Visitors will be able to board circular boats to move through the cavernous interior, intended to...

21/07/2014

House for Installation. Renovation of a house in Kiyosu.

By Jun Murata, JAM. [Osaka] Japan.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO
Perfection is in the details. The decoration in this 'House for Installation' is a perfect example of Japanese minimalism. Dominant white color, clean forms and an almost poetic symmetry characterize this residence. Yet, as the architect says, the trained eye will spot the carefully positioned lighting and beautiful flooring that show style and substance.

‘House for Installation’ results from the renovation of an outmoded and dysfunctional residence in Osaka, Japan. The site is a corner of the back alley leading to the shopping street. It is a renovation project of a wooden house built in 1976.

The existing buildings had an office part and residence part. This promiscuous office’s facade revealed an ugly appearance to the street and due to the sloppy...

19/07/2014

Renovated Boa Nova Casa de Chá by Siza, now Restaurant by Chef Rui Paula.

Photography by Joao Morgado. [Leça da Palmeira, Matosinhos] Portugal.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
The portuguese architect Alvaro Siza has renovated ‘the Boa Nova Casa de Chá / Boa Nova Tea House’, a project completed in 1963. The building, which has been fully renovated, now serves as a Restaurant leaded by Chef Rui Paula.

It will open as a restaurant only but outside meals period it will be possible to visit the building with guided tours held by Association Casa da Arquitectura.

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