New 3D Sydney Opera House unveiled for its 40th Anniversary.

[VIDEO] de from The Glasgow School of Art.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Innovative project by Historic Scotland, Glasgow School of Art’s Digital Design Studio and CyArk offers a new 21st Century perspective on world-famous landmark.

A landmark Scottish heritage project has delivered a precise, 3D model of Australia’s most famous building as part of the Opera House’s 40th Anniversary.

Exact to within 6 millimetres, the Scottish Ten 3D model provides vital conservation and maintenance data as the Opera House enters a decade of renewal. The new virtual Opera House will also be invaluable in terms of opening the world’s busiest performing arts centre up to people wherever they are and whenever they...


The most famous glasses in history.

Mondo Galería. [MAD] 06-15/02/2014
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
MONDO GALLERY presents "The Most Famous Glasses of History", which opens through a partnership with GafaVintage.com

The exhibition consists of a very special selection of glasses that were used by showbiz celebrities of the last century.

Some of the most iconic frames of the twentieth century will be displayed at Mondo Gallery from 6 to 15 February. Film, music, art, society ... the glasses also reflect the evolution of fashion history in a selection that includes pieces from the 50s to the 90s. For 9 days, it will...


Facebook 10th anniversary!! and Introducing Paper to Facebook.

metalocus, LUIS TERRAIN
Facebook has grown into an Internet giant over the last decade and is celebrating its 10th birthday, acording this, Facebook introduces Paper, an immersive news reading app. Explore and share stories from friends and the world around you. Available for the iPhone in the US on February 3rd.

Conceived as the first product from Facebook Creative Labs, the San Francisco-based social media network has introduced ‘Paper’, an app that helps users explore and share stories from friends and the world around them. The new application provides a more visually engaging storytelling experience, with a refined, immersive design and fullscreen, distraction-free layouts. The team at Facebook has also made it...


Time to make a book. Patricia Urquiola.

Rizzoli New York.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
The first monograph on the works of Patricia Urquiola, whose eclectic approach to product design and architecture has established her as one of the key figures in contemporary design. A superstar in the world of design, Patricia Urquiola s portfolio of architectural projects and product designs is as diverse as it is intensely personal from a house for Patrizia Moroso, to the interiors of boutique hotels, to industrial design, and with products that include chairs, watches, and cutlery.

Her eclectic eye, her design style, and the “thinking with the hands” effectively sums up the Spanish designer’s working method, Patricia Urquiola, one of the most sought minds in contemporary design. In title of this book already reveals a declaration: to seize the day, the moment and the time necessary for a deeper look at her work, to lay down in black-and-white the milestones in an articulated journey.


Zimoun: 43 prepared dc-motors, 31.5kg packing paper, 2013.

Zimoun 2013 [VIDEO] from STUDIO ZIMOUN.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO
Art, Design, VIDEO
Today we are pleased to announce the new video from Studio Zimoun portraying the installation they developed in 2013 for Orbital Garden Bern, in the capital city of Switzerland. Zimoun's projects are always very interesting; this project is called «43 prepared dc-motors, 31.5kg packing paper» but it could easily be renamed after the curious and evocative feeling it provokes.

The motors are situated beneath the packing papers activated the sweeping surface, shifting different segments at various intervals so that the entire expanse seems to be a paper sea, the surface stirs with a rustling sound that is very much a part of the sculpture’s intention — patterns of noise and sequences of echoing audio materialize in the kinetic sphere.

Recent displays of Zimoun's work include exhibitions at...


The Color Project at IFP Media Center.

by MPC New York [VIDEO] from MPC Digital.
metalocus, LUIS TERRAIN
Design, VIDEO
‘The Color Project’ explores narratives through colour. The project, created by MPC New York in collaboration with artist Thompson Harrell, explores narratives through colour, line, and form found in geographic satellite imagery. The piece utilizes Google Earth, and custom software programmatically records the geographical features of each location, which are presented on an impressive wall of 27 HD screens.

The main technical hurdle was scale: the sheer amount of content needed to create the installation was prohibitive without a scalable custom software solution.  We first needed to analyze well over 1,000 square miles of satellite imagery from 12 different locations, and identify hundreds of "meaningful" colors at pixel-level in each location.

The formal motifs of...


OPEN Prototype for Temporary Sales Pavilion.

By Open Architecture. [Beijing] China.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO
It is highly probable that a temporary sales pavilion will be built before the selling of any new housing project in China. These pavilions become an opportunity for architects to test and try out new ideas and experiments. OPEN Architecture designed this prototype for a temporary pavilion that includes the possibilty of being disassembled, moved and reassembled on a different location. This pavilion is the result of concepts and experimentation based on ten years long research on mass-customization.

Memory of project.

As a unique Chinese architectural typology in recent years, sales pavilion reflects rather interesting phenomena. A sales pavilion will surely be built before the...


25 dresses for 25 cities. Fashion paper by Jule Waibel for Bershka

[VIDEO] from Jule Waibel. Trhough 31/01/2014
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Art, Design
Taking advantage of the sales season, the Spanish brand Bershka has launched a special project to the young German designer Jule Waibel, who inspired in the mysterious bag of Mary Poppins has designed a collection of dresses in paper titled "Entfaltung" (unfold/expand/develop) with the help of a complex and expressive folding technique.

The garments are showcased in windows of selected Bershka shops  around the world. Jule exhibits in 24 stores around the world (the end is one less), from Madrid...


More arched forms, please. Hongkung Art Gallery by penda.

[Beijing] China
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Architecture, Art, Design
Vienna and Beijing Design collective Penda has design the Hongkung Art Gallery and Art Arcadion, with a sequence of arches. The 2000 sqm space is located on the outskirts of the city. The project provided a new reception area where curved openings of different sizes guide visitors through to the existing exhibition rooms. The project only took 38 days from the first sketch to its opening for the public.

The curves begin at the building's entrance and continue around the space to create arches of different sizes and alternating orientations.

Located on the southern 3rd ring road in Beijing, the white exterior of the Hongkun Art Gallery works a sculptural focal point for the area. Entering the gallery through an...


Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! Container or content?

Somerset House [LON] UK. until 02/03/2013
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
The latest exhibition to hit Somerset House this winter is a huge celebration of an iconic patron of British fashion, the late Isabella Blow. Container or content? Architecture or exhibition? What is the question?

Famed for discovering and launching British fashion talents, most notably Alexander McQueen, Philip Treacy and Julian Macdonald, the aristocracy born Isabella began her career in the 1980s and rose to the heights of Fashion Director for Tatler. During her illustrious career, Isabella was at the forefront of British fashion for thirty years and amassed an impressive and unique wardrobe of couture. Now owned by Daphne Guiness, Isabella’s wardrobe...



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