16/01/2014

2 prepared dc-motors, cotton balls, cardboard boxes 16.5x12x5cm by ZIMOUN.

Zimoun 2013 [VIDEO] from STUDIO ZIMOUN and studio production by Janis Weidner.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO
Art, Design, VIDEO
Today we present a video from Studio Zimoun's new project. Zimoun's installations are experimental explorations about sound, material and space, many of which we have published in earlier occassions and which you can see on the links below. Zimoun is currently on display at Bourgogne, France and Miami, USA.

Zimoun is a contemporary artist with a studio located in Bern, Switzerland. He is most known for his sound sculptures, sound architectures and installation art that combine raw, industrial materials such as cardboard boxes, plastic bags, or old furniture, with mechanical elements such as dc-motors, wires, microphones, speakers and ventilators.

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15/01/2014

A handmade house by Louise Campbell.

Das Haus 2014. Imm Cologne. [Cologne] Germany. 13-19/01/2013
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
Architecture, Design
What Louise Campbell has erected in Pure Village at the imm cologne with such incredible passion for detail isn’t one house, it’s two! Two timber-framed, prototypical houses with an exposed beam structure that look as if they were positioned at an angle to one another on the floor of the hall and then pushed inside one another like a telescope. The posts of one house have been painted white, those of the other a light grey. The rectangular overlap in the middle created by the intersection of the two volumes marks the spot where opposites are reconciled and the two houses merge into one.

The structure, which has a footprint of 240 m2 and is made of wooden beams, larch shingles and lots and lots of fabrics, turns out to be a thoroughly attractive and seductive experimental setup. Louise Campbell wants to figure out how opposites can be reconciled through design. And in her eyes, the biggest conceivable contradiction in our lives is the (in-) compatibility of man and woman, of reason and emotion – which makes a partnership between the...

14/01/2014

Aesop Kawaramachi New Store in Japan.

By Torafu Architects. [Kyoto] Japan.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO
Torafu Architects designed new store for Aesop in a modern and expensive neighbourhood in Kyoto, on a main shopping street. The design respects the existing structure but shows a modern style. Casual yet welcoming, matching the city's environment.

Memory of project.

We planned the interior and exterior of the new store in Kawaramachi, Kyoto tor Australian skin care brand Aesop. The store is located on the 1st floor of a...

12/01/2014

Marguerite Duras or "Bientôt l’été" a new "notgame".

[VIDEO] from Tale of Tales
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Art, Design, VIDEO
Bientôt l’été is an interactive computer program that requires 3D hardware acceleration. More than 3 years after their previous title, Tale of Tales’s new videogame is now available for download. Much like its predecessors The Path and The Graveyard, Bientôt l’été is a game following the “notgames” philosophy that seeks to employ the medium of videogames for the creation of interactive art and entertainment not restricted by formal structures of rules, goals, challenges or competition.

Bientôt l’été is designed the way it is because we felt it was the best way to address the themes we wanted to explore. The work is inspired by the novels and films of French author Marguerite Duras. It deals with love and loneliness, desire and despair, coyness and cruelty. We feel videogames provide an excellent medium to address such intricate...

10/01/2014

Riberas de Loyola Footbridge over Urumea River.

By Anta IC and Agence Ter. [San Sebastian] Spain.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO
Civil engineering company Anta and Agence TER Landscape Architects designed this footbridge in San Sebastian, Spain. Located over the River Urumea, Riberas de Loyola Footbridge means a new connection between the city on one side of the river and the natural environment of the park on the opposite bank. A good example of subtle, careful and well-thought-out design.

Memory of project

The bridge is made of a single cell steel box girder with 3 spans of 9,24, 73,92 and 9,24m. The width of the deck varies (3m. in Ribera de Loyola / 6,4m. in Cristina Enea).

In order to provide the bridge with volume...

09/01/2014

ARCHIBET by Fedérico Babina.

Architectural illustration.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
The buildings of 26 prolific architects are transformed into letters of the alphabet in this series of detailed illustrations by graphic designer Federico Babina.

The serie started with Alvar Aalto's Riolo Parish Church, before working his way thorough an assortment of buildings that include Walter Gropius' Bauhaus school, Louis Kahn's Phillips Exeter Academy Library and Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona Pavilion. And it finishes with Zaha Hadid's Library and Learning Centre in Vienna, but also features Jørn Utzon's Sydney Opera House, Oscar Niemeyer's National...

06/01/2014

The Spanish comic ‘The Private Eye’ is hailed in the United States.

Comic.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
The Private Eye [Panel Syndicate] has a singular story: “A Detective story set in 2076, when everyone in the United States has a secret identity. Our protagonist is a member of the paparazzi, outlaw private investigators who dig up the kind of personal dirt no longer readily available through search engines. It’s a mystery with lots of masks, but no superpowers.”

The comic was created by a diverse group of illustrators, Panel Syndicate, formed by Marcos Martín (author of books like Daredevil. The amazing Spider-man and Doctor Strange: The Oath) and Montsa...

03/01/2014

Amou Project. Duplex renovation in Saint Foy lès Lyon.

By Dank Architectes. [Lyon] France.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO, INÉS LALUETA.
After the holidays today we presented a project by French study Dank Architectes, the duplex remodelation with garden in a residential district near Lyon to convert a loft apartment. To contrast the minimalist style that characterizes the architecture, have asked the photographer Frenchie Cristogatin some unusual photos. What do you think? Are they realistic photographs that show better the architecture or are distracting?

The main idea behind the "after party" images is to try to make architecture's photos more alive, and make the place look a little "messier" to contrast with the minimalist aspect of the architecture we designed.

In our mind it could be the day after a birthday party or new years eve, but it doesn't really matter. We want people to ask themselves what did happen the night before, just like drunk people...

27/12/2013

Winner. 2014 Times Square Valentine Heart.

[NYC] USA.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Design, Projects
Brooklyn-based design studio "Young Projects" was selected to design the 2014 Valentine Heart, "Match-Maker", and to oversee its construction in collaboration with Kammetal. The annual Times Square Valentine’s Day installation for lovers in Manhattan will debut early February.

Times Square Arts collaborated with Van Alen Institute to select Young Projects' Match-Maker as the winner of the 2014 Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition, celebrating five years since the opening of the revitalized Father Duffy Square and iconic Red Steps....

26/12/2013

Video: SOMOS LUZ, by BOAMISTURA

English Subtitles [VIDEO]
metalocus, Luis Terrain.
Short Documentary about their experience working and living at El Chorrillo, Panamá City during march 2013.

A few days after, April 4th, we published SOMOS LUZ (WE ARE LIGHT), this is the message painted by Boamistura, with the neighbors help, on 50 houses at the building Begonia I in the community of El Chorrillo. They manage to transform the corridors into abstract color compositions that come to life with daily scenes such as neighbors looking out the balcony...

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