DO IT TOGETHER, a project by Husos.

[VIDEO] By Miguel de Guzmán. [MAD] Spain.
metalocus, ÁNGELA SOLÍS.
In Matadero you can enjoy this Modular system made of cardboard and Velcro for multiple tangible and intangible community self-construction processes.

Memory of project.

““Do It Together” is a modular, self-assembly masonry system made of cardboard and Velcro that was designed by Husos. The aim was to have a space that can be determined and gradually built first, by the community of artists participating in the artistic project...


Harald F. Müller. First Cuts.

Book. Lars Müller Publishers.
metalocus, ÁNGELA SOLÍS.
Harald F. Müller prints images on perforated sheets of metal on the interior walls of Zurich's Prime Tower, the photographs include Constructivists works , modernist and the latest scientific research.

Independent and reflective, this artist book is a new take on the design principles of First Cuts by the artist Harald F. Müller. It presents 15 photographic appropriations by Müller that have been installed at Zurich's Prime Tower, the tallest building in Switzerland, realized by the architects Gigon/Guyer. The photographs deal with pioneering technical, sporting and cultural achievements that created new...


9 flats renovation in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona.

By Miralles Tagliabue EMBT. [BCN] Spain.
metalocus, ÁNGELA SOLÍS.
Nobody knows better than Benedetta reflect the passage of time renovating buildings, making places to live full of personality.

Memory of the project.

A repair made with grace.9 flats in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona.

In a residential building, located in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, the installation of an elevator allows easy renewal of existing floors...


SolarLeaf, the bioreactor façade by ARUP.

[VIDEO] By arupgroup. [Hamburg] Germany.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
This new proposal by ARUP consists in a bioreactor façade which, through the CO2 and the daylight, seeks to generate a heating system, hot water, and biomass, a raw material really useful in energetic terms. The project has as goal the compliance of the standard of zero energy houses which will be obligatory in Germany and other European countries from 2020.

This new system is applicable to new buildings and to existing buildings and the procedure consists on turn light into biomass and heat.

Project concept. Image © courtesy of ARUP.



IDNA – spatial storytelling

[VIDEO] from apelab - Emilie Tappolet
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
IDNA is a project presented at the Tokyo Game Show 2013 and X Media Lab Switzerland, and developed at HEAD-Geneva. IDNA by Sylvain Joly (from apelab) is the first story deployed on their spatial storytelling prototype.

Each scene of this story is designed on 360 degrees, so that you can explore it whenever you want through the story. This is done simply by turning the iPad around you, thanks to the built in gyroscope. The story has branches: according to the user’s focus on certain angles or characters, the film may take a different path. The idea is to bring the viewer to follow the story according to its sensitivity and its affects to a particular character or a...



By Arata Isozaki and Anish Kapoor. [Matsushima] Japan.
metalocus, ÁNGELA SOLÍS.
ARK NOVA is a inflatable pink ball for concerts, shows, exhibitions... A project designed by Arata Isozaki and Anish Kapoor, to bring hope to regions afflicted by the earthquake and tsunami that occurred in in East Japan.

Memory of the project.

Two years have passed since the unforgettable earthquake and tsunami occurred in East Japan. As time goes by and the momentum for support of reconstruction wanes, LUCERNE FESTIVAL one of Europe’s leading music...


Vesa Sammalisto, Illustrator.

Cities covers and illustration works.
metalocus, LAURA CANTO.
Metalocus uncovers the illustrator Vesa Metalocus Sammalisto, a fetish of maps, transports, buildings and everything that may appear in them. You might not missed part of his work, great illustrations that are sight readers could not miss!

Today I wanted to make known the works of Vesa Sammalisto. I advise you to spend your time and look over on some of his best artwork and judge yourselves.

"I´m a Finnish illustrator. I recently moved back to Helsinki. For a while I lived in Berlin, loved the city but still felt Helsinki was more home to me. Helsinki has an international atmosphere yet...


Unification of the entrances to the Banc Sabadell tower.

By Mateo Arquitectura. [BCN] Spain.
metalocus, ÁNGELA SOLÍS.
Architecture, Design
Josep Lluís Mateo has made the unification of the entrances to the Banc Sabadell tower, a building designed in the 1950s which was reached by two different sides, channelling all entry and exit to and from the building through the main entrance on Avinguda Diagonal.

Memory of the project.

In one corner of this great space, we lay out the main entrance to the tower block.

At the corner of the floor plan there is a triangle. The space is black but full of life, veined with colour. One side of the triangle marks the border, the point of control. Another,...


OpenDesk, open source design furniture.

by FabHub, Nick Ierodiaconou, Joni Steiner, David Steiner, AtFAB and Lynton Pepper.
metalocus, ROBERTO ALIA
Design, Recommendations
Imagine you're flicking through a design furniture catalog. What if it would be possible to actually print a copy any product just from your place? If you have a CNC-machine at home, it is. And if you haven't, it still is. OpenDesk has created a network that connects designers, users and CNC makers all around the world, with an open-source design furniture catalog. Sharing is living!

At first sight, OpenDesk must seem like one of the tons of online design furniture stores on the Internet. However, it is much more than that. Thanks to CNC, buying a design piece of furniture doesn't need to happen in a physical shop, neither a finished fabricated product. OpenDesk makes available to any user several designs in Creative Commons, that we can print in any CNC machine, as well as contacting one of the hundreds of local makers that are collaborating...


The Collection at Montreux Jazz Festival 2013.

By Bureau A. [Montreux] Switzerland.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO
Bureau A designed an obsessively repetitive library to exhibit the obsessive collection that Claude Nobs, founder and past director of the Montreux Jazz Festival, assembled during his life. It includes more than 40,000 LPs and many objects related to the music world.

Memory of project.

What sort of primal impulse makes one become a collector? At what point the urge to keep becomes obsessive and...



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