Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty in London goes to London.

V&A Museum [LON] UK 14.03 > 19.07.2015.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
This exhibit is the largest retrospective of the work of Alexander McQueen and shows his visionary body of work. Covering Alexander McQueens career from his 1992 MA graduate collection to his unfinished A/W 2010 collection. The V&A Victoria and Albert Museum announced that ‘McQueen’s designs will be presented with the dramatic staging and sense of spectacle synonymous with his runway shows’.

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty in London in spring 2015 is the first and largest retrospective of the late designer’s work to be presented in Europe, the exhibition will showcase McQueen’s visionary body of work. Spanning his 1992 MA graduate collection to his unfinished A/W 2010 collection, McQueen’s designs will be presented with the...


Open Day at Casa de Velázquez 2015

Casa de Velázquez [MAD] Spain. 01.03.2015, from 16h to 20h
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Today Sunday, March 1, Casa de Velázquez open to the public from 16h to 20h. With a multifaceted program, the Casa de Velázquez want to present its activities and missions, putting the focus on the young promises of scientific research and contemporary art.

La Casa de Velázquez, French public institution founded in 1928, annually hosts artists in residence and specialized in cultures and Iberian, Latin American and North African societies researchers.

On March 1, 16h to 20h, visitors can discover the historic site that houses the Casa de Velázquez, in the heart of the City University of Madrid. Strolling...


Renovation and extension of Juncal’s Parish Hall

Por Jordana Tomé|Victor Quaresma, Atelier de Arquitectura. [Porto de Mós, Leiria] Portugal.
Since the beginning of the 20th century, the Parish Hall played a crucial role in the Juncal community’s socio cultural life: nursery, community dining room, school, cinema and theather concert hall. These different types of appropriation created successive changes which decreased the building’s quality and dignity. In 2012 the building was visibly degraded so there was an urgent need in its renovation.

Jordana Tomé | Victor Quaresma, Atelier de Arquitectura presents the renovation and extension of Juncal’s Parish Hall. The Parish Hall is located on the square of São Miguel, the most important public space of Juncal village. In contrast with São Miguel Church that overlooks the square from a higher position, the main façade and entrance of the Parish Hall stands out on a...


Microvinyas: four architectures for a transformation.

Intervention. By José María Torres Nadal. Muro de Alcoy [Alicante] Spain.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
Art, Design, Recommendations
The new Microvinyas' headquarters opens its doors at Casa Alonso, located in Muro de Alcoy at the Valencian province of Alicante. José María Torres Nadal presents four physical collages which use architecture as an ecosystem condition equal to natural resources.

The opening of the Casa Alonso as new Microvinyas' headquarters claim serves to develop this intervention, entitled 'Four architectures for a transformation' carried out by the architect  José María Torres Nadal, with which aims to combine business activity associated with winemaking activities, and the territory...



2nd Detailers meeting in Madrid. [MA] Spain 19.02.2015
After introducing the ten DETAILERS male visions we proposed from METALOCUS, here we bring you 10 magnificent female views on how to deal with the details. All framed within the context of the 2nd Detailers meeting, organized by SIMON, which will take place this Thursday at the Circulo de Bellas Artes in Madrid.

In the week of the 2nd Detailers meeting in Madrid in METALOCUS we are proposing a revision of architects and artists on work detail. To give rise to reflection we are taking part of proposing examples of how to face the world of detail from different viewpoints debate. First,...


Red Carpet by 100architects

[Shanghai] China.
Architecture, Design, Projects
This project is located in Shanghai, on East Nanjing road’s Century Square, the most famous and glamorous pedestrian street in the “heart” of the city center. The essence of this street is its commercial status, which was historically developed as a link between East and West, connecting directly the port with the city, therefore used as the principal trading platform, becoming a cultural and social active axis.

100architects presents his interesting proposal for Plaza Century: The Red Carpet. The project serves as a unified platform for socialization, where the common dream of a luxurious life becomes true; transforming common experiences into particular desired ones. The Red Carpet can modify social dynamics, transforming traditional spaces into particular valuable...



2nd Detailers meeting in Madrid. [MA] Spain 19.02.2015
Are you one of those who think the same as Mies van der Rohe "God is in the detail"?, or you are on the side of Rem Koolhaas when he supports that "no money, no details, just concepts"? Anyway, if the world of details inspire you, you can't miss the 2nd 'Detailers' Meeting in Madrid, organized by DETAILERS de SIMON, and in which well-known architects as Carles Ferrater, from OAB - Office of Architecture in Barcelona, Fermín Vázquez, from b720 Architects or the designer Oscar Mariné will share with the public their personal experiences about the task, as well as references to different architecture masters and examples of good practices of details.

As a result of the meeting, in METALOCUS we are going to take part of the reflexion about architecture and details. Because of that, today we bring you 10 examples of maximum attention to detail. Divergent approximations about if it is necessary or not thinking about architecture with the detail as a...


Winners of 2015 City of Dreams Pavilion Competition [BanG studio].

Competition [NY] USA.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
Several days ago we introduce you Izaskun Chinchilla’s proposal for 2015 City of Dreams Pavilion. Today we bring you the team who was co-winner with the spanish architect, the New York based team BanG studio, whose proposal is called Billion Oyster Pavilion.

Both teams, as we presented in METALOCUS, have been awarded with the 1st prize of the competition which looks for proposals for the construction of a outside activities pavilion. Previously we introduced you...


[KE]³. New installation by Zimoun

A series of three concurrent solo exhibitions in New York
bitforms gallery is pleased announce [KE]³, a series of three collaborative solo exhibitions in New York that feature kinetic sculpture by Swiss installation artist Zimoun. The project marks Zimoun’s second solo exhibit in the gallery, and his first in its new Lower East Side location.

Zimoun present a series of three concurrent solo exhibitions in Bitforms gallery. Unveiling on Saturday February 7th, the installation marks Zimoun’s largest site-specific project in the US to date.


New Brooklyn Studio for Jose Parla by Snøhetta

[Brooklyn-NY] US.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Snøhetta has renovated a Brooklyn warehouse to create a studio for Cuban-American artist José Parlá, whose murals adorn the lobbies of One World Trade Center and the Barclays Center. Parlá is well known for his exuberant large-scale paintings, so for the new studio both he and Snøhetta chose to combine the industrial details of an old factory building with a monochrome palette – allowing the artist's work to stand in contrast.

In summer of 2014, José Parlá, the Cuban-American artist and painter, worked with Snøhetta to convert a warehouse in Gowanus, Brooklyn into his new working studio.

The design of Jose’s studio is one in a series of collaborations with...



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