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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15/07/2014

NEW CHIEF CURATOR OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN at MoMA.

MoMA [NYC] USA EE.UU.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Glenn D. Lowry, Director of The Museum of Modern Art, announced today the appointment of Martino Stierli as The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design. Mr. Stierli is currently the Swiss National Science Foundation Professor at the Institute of Art History of the University of Zurich, where he teaches the history of modern architecture. In his new role, he will oversee Department of Architecture and Design's wide-ranging program of special exhibitions, installations from the collection, and acquisitions. He succeeds Barry Bergdoll, who stepped down in 2013 to become the Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University, and who remains a part-time curator at MoMA. Mr. Stierli's appointment begins in March 2015.

"The breadth and depth of Martino's scholarship, knowledge, and interests in architecture, design, and modern art are impressive," said Mr. Lowry. "He brings an international perspective and possesses an extraordinary ability to brilliantly relate architecture and its image to its cultural context. With his solid...

11/07/2014

Remembering Spring, by Anja Kempa

Bartlett School of Architecture.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Elaborate drawings by Bartlett School of Architecture graduate Anja Kempa proposed a vision for how this Japan’s iconic emblem of Spring could be recreated in Tokyo, once cherry trees fail to blossom because of climate change.

Climate change threatens the cultural identity of Tokyo. As seasonal shift takes effect, Japan’s iconic emblem of Spring, the cherry blossom faces extinction. The flower’s symbolism is inseparably linked to Japan’s seasonal culture and the country’s traditions face potential decline. Longer summers and shorter winters have resulted in a city without spring, where native culture must adapt to...

11/07/2014

Architecture and Cuisine. Together Apart.

By (author) Remei Giralt Simeon.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Avant-garde cuisine as a source of inspiration for architecture. 'Together Apart' gives us new understandings of the role of architecture - architecture by Hedwig Van Impe - as a place to live, work and interact with, and as a podium for the arts and attempts to trigger emotions through its innovative architectural photography, its original lay-out and its rich and lyrical language. Ferran Adria i Acosta is one the world's greatest exponents of avant-garde cuisine of our time and the creative genius and engine of the historical restaurant El Bulli which closed its doors in 2012. He describes his cooking as as deconstructivism.

In 2004, the American magazine 'Time' included Ferran Adria i Acosta on the list of the 100 most innovative people in the world. He has published several books and gives lectures around the world. On 17 December 2007 the University of Barcelona awarded him an honorary doctorate. He will continue his work in an even more experimental way at the creative centre El Bulli...

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