29/06/2014

DATASCAPE. Michael Najjar

[GIJÓN] España. 14.03 > 01.09.2014.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Michael Najjar is a German artist, adventurer and future astronaut. His work is shown in museums, galleries and biennials around the world.

He works with photography and video. The focus of his work is on key elements of our modern society driven and controlled by computer and information technologies. Najjar, widely seen as a visual futurist, transmutes science, history and philosophy into visions and utopias of future social structures emerging under the impact of cutting-edge technologies. The fusion of realistic elements with fictitious realities is a recurrent hallmark in his work which is...

24/06/2014

Studio Olafur Eliasson.

Book. TASCHEN.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
The majority of Olafur Eliasson's work collected in a wonderfull publication by TASCHEN, which provides a detailed review of its installations, photographs, sculptures and even architectural projects that he has developed in his 'experimental laboratorio' in Berlin where the artist works.

Olafur Eliasson born in Copenhagen in 1967. His work is known worldwide and develops halfway between Copenhagen and Berlin. Since 1995, when he moved to Berlin, his work has grown along different interventions, all in a constant search for an ongoing dialogue between art and the space where he develops his projects. Their study now has more than 70 people, formed on all kinds of specialties, from craftsmen, architects...

19/06/2014

LEBBEUS WOODS. On-Line

Tchoban Foundation. Museum for Architectural Drawing. [BER] Germany. 28.6 > 3.10.2014
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
The Museum for Architectural Drawing presents Lebbeus Woods. ON-LINE, an exhibition of the finest works of architectural theorist, draftsman, educator and architect, Lebbeus Woods (1940–2012). The show focuses on the intensely rendered architectural and urban environments produced early on in Woods’ career. These ink and pencil drawings cover a wide range of Woods’ research and re-imagination of cities both real and fictive and support his longstanding desire to show the capacity of architecture as a transformative and eloquent force.

SYMPOSIUM

Lebbeus Woods, († 2012) was a contradictory figurehead. As a challenging philosopher and writer, great visionary, gifted artist, fantastic teacher and excessive character he manifested his thoughts and visions in hundreds of manuscripts and fascinating pencil drawings of outstanding depth and gravity. Some of his companions invited to this symposium will reflect on his personality in relation to his overwhelming oeuvre...

09/06/2014

Knud Lonberg-Holm: The invisible architect.

Exhibition. Ubu Gallery. [NY], USA. 06/05 > 01/08/2014.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA, ALEX DURO.
During this summer it can be visited at Ubu Gallery in New York the exhibition about Modernism in the 20th century, still influential in architecture, with innedit material, as photographs, drawings or letter from the not too much renowned architect and photographer Knud Lonberg-Holm, the invisible architect. A key figure in the culture and architecture of the early 20th century.

The role of Knud Lonberg-Holm in the early 20th century Modernism is not too renowned nowadays. Architect, photographer, author, designer, researcher as well as teacher, his first works in Denmark and Germany were directly linked with Berlin Constructivist and the group De Stijl. Born in 1895 it was not until 1923 when he...

08/06/2014

Silver Lion. Pavilion of Chile.

[VIDEO]. Venice Biennale 2014. [VEN] Italy.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
The Jury of the 14th International Architecture Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia confered the Silver Lion for National Participation to Chile.

Yesterday we announced here in METALOCUS the prizes awarded by the Venice Biennale of Architecture. Now, we present the Silver Lion to Chile Pavilion,...

31/05/2014

Winners YAP 2014 in South Korea, Chile and Rome.

[Seoul] [SdeChile] [Rome] South Korea. Chile. Italy
metalocus, INES LALUETA.
The Young Architects Program (YAP) offers selected young designers and architects across the globe the opportunity to create designs that promote diverse uses such as rest, play, and relaxation as well as hosting a series of live events such as shows, music, dance, exhibitions, and performances. In addition architects are encouraged to address environmental issues, including sustainability and recycling, to create highly innovative projects that provide shade, seating, and water. To achieve these goals, MoMA and MoMA PS1 are currently partnering with the National Museum of XXI Century Arts (MAXXI) in Rome, CONSTRUCTO in Chile, and Istanbul Modern in Turkey (on a biennial cycle).

In May 2014, The Museum of Modern Art, MoMA PS1, and the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) in Seoul announced a new partnership that will further expand the international YAP to South Korea. YAP Korea provides opportunities for emerging architects in South Korea to create temporary exterior installations for summer programming at the MMCA. The inaugural YAP Korea installation—...

27/05/2014

Massimo Vignelli dies at the age of 83.

[NY] USA. EE.UU.
metalocus, ÁNGEL BLANCO.
Design, Recommendations
Massimo Vignelli – the avant garde designer who created, with her wife Lella Vignelli, New York's subway signage and the American Airlines identity – has died this morning at the age of 83, in New York.

Pentagram partner and former Vignelli employee Michael Beirut paid tribute to the designer in Design Observer:

"He was able to bring enthusiasm, joy and intensity to the smallest design challenge. Even after fifty years, he could delight in designing something like a business card as if he...

25/05/2014

Surface Armatures by Lekan Jeyifous.

[Brooklyn-NY] US
metalocus, ÁNGEL BLANCO.
This series by OlaLekan Jeyifous, a Brooklyn-based artist and designer, was exhibited at Skink Ink Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn for the Flatlands show. A series of urban utopias, which show us possible future post-industrial landscape.

Lekan Jeyifous has rendered a series of great images that depict different speculative urban landscapes and façades. These illustrations are a continuation of the aesthetic language he employed for the "City Settlement" series, except where the site for those were vast abandoned landscapes, the site for these are dilapidated urban industrial facades. The crumbling and decayed surfaces of these buildings...

25/05/2014

"Design is one" mostrará el trabajo de los Vignelli.

en Canal+ Xtra "Design is One: Lella and Massimo Vignelli"
metalocus, ÁNGEL BLANCO.
Art, Design, VIDEO, Recommendations
El próximo lunes, 26 de mayo, se estrenará este retrato del matrimonio italiano, dos de los diseñadores más influyentes del mundo en el último medio siglo.

CANAL+ Xtra estrenará el próximo lunes 26 de mayo a las 22:00h el documental Design is One: Lella and Massimo Vignelli. Esta pareja de italianos figura entre los diseñadores más influyentes del mundo. Su trabajo encierra un abanico tan...

16/05/2014

COMPETITION, TASCHEN & METALOCUS 2014.

Competition 16/05-27/06/2014.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Last May, about one year ago, we started in METALOCUS in a collaboration with TASCHEN, launching a competition in which we were looking for the best house in the 20th century to our readers and, besides, we celebrated 9,000 Facebook fans and our inclusion in 5% of companies most worldwide visited on LinkedIn. Our growth continues forward exponentially, we have more than doubled our presence in Social Networks last year and once again, the spring and the sun bring us energy enough to repropose a similar collaboration with the world renowned publisher TASCHEN.

While last year's competition was a success boh in participation an in awards, this year is not going to be less. Again, we want to thank all our readers for their loyalty with awards as good as the last about TASCHEN. The competition has as prizes several reference books ranging from monographs of architects with worldwide recognition,...

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