A’ Design Awards 2014 Winners Announced.

[Como] Italy.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
International A’ Design Award & Competition announces the best designs of 2013 - 2014 in all design disciplines.

A’ Design Award & Competition (designaward.com), the worlds’ largest and most diffused international design awards announced results of the 2013 – 2014 design competition: 758 Winners from 77 countries in 74 different design disciplines. Entries were carefully evaluated by an internationally influential jury panel composed of established scholars, prominent press members, creative design professionals...


IDNA — the interactive comic. [II]

[VIDEO] Kickstarter. By Apelab.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
IDNA is an interactive comic whose story has been designed on 360º, and depending on the points where the users focus the view the story changes, and creates different situations. A fantastic way to join design, technology and interactivity provoking this interesting comic.

More than half a year ago we introduced you IDNA when it was only in progress. Now the prototype web has been developed, and according to its succeed, Apelab has just announced 6 episode series of IDNA.

The first episode has been awarded with the...


072 · Potlatch! by Elii.

[VIDEO] from eliiarquitectura.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Potlatch! is the name of the last Project designed by elii. Potlatch! is a project of ephemeral architecture for the temporary residence of artists (El Ranchito 2014), Matadero Madrid.

Potlatch! is the name of the last project elii. What is this project? Their authors take as argument the development of an ancient ceremony of exchanging gifts, practiced by the tribes of the Pacific Coast in North America, known as the Potlatch.

The authors developed a series project packages, containing the necessary instruments for generating, from each of the eight...


Massimo Morozzi, Archizoom co-founder, dies aged 73.

[VIDEO] by NABA. [MIL] Italy.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Architecture, Design
Yesterday morning, the italian architect and designer Massimo Morozzi, co-founder of influential architecture studio Archizoom Associati and later art director for furniture brand Edra, died aged 73. Born in Florence in 1941, Morozzi co-founded Archizoom in 1966 together with artist Andrea Branzi and architects Gilberto Corretti and Paolo Deganello.

Archizoom together with studios UFO and Superstudio, the founders became known as the "Italian Radicals". The group that founded the studio consists of Andrea Branzi (architect and designer...


Holidays vs. Mapping the World's Most Photographed Locations.

Barcelona's third most photographed city in the world. Sightsmap.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Broad patches of purple or dark areas coincide with a lesser amount of photographs, the red areas have more while smaller clusters of yellow areas have a large number of photos geotagged revealing the locations where people can't seem to put their cameras down. Unsurprisingly, the densest areas of yellow are the world's most popular tourist spots − including New York City and cities across Europe such as Barcelona or Istanbul. Sightsmap is more than just a map of tourist destinations however; it also shows the close connection between architecture and what inspires people to take photos.

The website Sightsmap reveals the most photographed places around the globe in a colorful gradient map of purples, reds, and yellows. The hottest places have markers linking photos, streetview, wikipedia, wikivoyage, foursquare and google plus articles about the site. The place names are selected by the wikipedia readership...


David Chipperfield winner in Nobel Center competition.

Announcement of the winner of the Nobel Center architectural competition [Estocolmo] Sweden.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Under the direction of David Chipperfield and Christoph Felger, David Chipperfield Architects Berlin has won the competition for the design of the Nobel Center (‘Nobelhuset’ in Stockholm), an exhibition centre and events venue for the award that recognises advances in science and culture.

"We are extremely excited and honoured to have been selected to be the architects for the Nobel Center. We look forward to working together to develop a building that reflects both the values of the Nobel Prize and the high expectations of the citizens of Stockholm." says David Chipperfield...


Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei Starring in 'Secret' Sci-Fi Film Shot in Beijing.

[VIDEO] kickstarter
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Design, VIDEO, Recommendations
Directed by Jason Wishnow, former director of TED, the trailer for "The Sand Storm" shows a not very long movie, in fact, a short 10 minutes, has as starring the dissident artist Ai Weiwei and was shot in China in conditions of secrecy by government pressure.

Jason Wishnow, fresh off a stint as TED’s director of film and video, the Lower East Side filmmaker is set to complete his most daunting production yet: a 10-minute short in which Chinese artist-activist Ai Weiwei will make his acting debut.

The Sand Storm (沙尘暴)...



[MIL] Italy.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
The architect Benedetta Tagliabue, continuing its foray into furniture design, has designed a new modular sofa in partnership with Passoni Nature, called "Botan".

Botan, meaning Peony in Japanese, has comfortable seating volume. Its components of wood and fabric are combined as the petals of this peony. A flower, the flower represents nature, the main thing that inspires products by Passoni Nature.

The fabrics are designed by combining similar tones and then piecing strips to play with art "figure-ground"...



METALOCUS Competition. [MAD]
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Spring is coming, which alters blood, and METALOCUS decided contribute to such alteration also, without losing the north, encouraging this new season: we raffle among our readers a collection of the brand new series "Masters" Arquia. What to do? then all bases.

How to participate?

You must send a picture about a house, (in the image must also be people, we want to see architecture and people , eg -. the image used in the presentation of this contest).

We will publish it in @ METALOCUS, our account "METALOCUS Twitter", with a hashtag # MetalocusMaestros with a serial number so you can easily...


Water Balloon Room by Torafu

Gallery in The Shinjuku area [TOK] Japan.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
TORAFU ARCHITECTS has designed the "water balloon" site installation for the "Eco & Art Award 2014"exhibition held at the Konica Minolta Plaza Gallery and presented by Konica Minolta as a socio-cultural corporate initiative.

"water balloon" is the product of a collaboration with a glass artist and each light bulb is made by hand using glass recycled from fluorescent lamps. As a result, no two water balloons have the same shape. Moreover, the bubbles inside each unique shape help produce a distinctive ethereal light.

By bringing visitors to bathe in light emanating from the 36 "water...



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