15/09/2014

Bourdeaux 2030. Scenography by Petra Blaisse.

VI AGORA Bourdeaux 2030. [Bordeaux] France. 11-14/09/2014.
metalocus, ALEX DURO, INÉS LALUETA.
For this year's edition, the curator, French-Lebanese architect Youssef Tohmé, addresses the guiding influence of culture, economy and politics on public space.

Inside Outside has developed a scenography for the exhibition that supports the curatorial content. In Hangar 14, the beating heart of the Biennale, Youssef Tohmé showed varied conditions through films and interviews and share conversations with architects and...

12/09/2014

A sculpture for Venice Airport by Tringali and Mazzone.

By Giacomo Tringali and Massimo Mazzone. [VEN] Italy.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO
Architecture, Art, Design
Giacomo Tringali and Massimo Mazzone won a competition for Venice airport's new sculpture with a slender project inspired in flight. It stands on a single point and seems to levitate over the ground and about to take off into air.

The SAVE (Venice Marco Polo-Tessera Airport) announced in 2012 an international competition for the erection of a sculpture in the Venetian airport.

In 2013, the Commission responsible selected ten finalists among many participants, which included artists and architects  (Giacomo Tringali and Massimo Mazzone, Ogata Yoshinobu, Riccardo Cordero, Giancarlo Marchese, Claudio Capotondi,...

11/09/2014

Gabriel Moreno at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Madrid.

[MAD] Spain.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO.
For their first collaborative project, illustrator Gabriel Moreno and designer Ion Fiz created a series of fabrics to be presented at MBFW 2014. The pieces have been developed together with the Aftersun collection. A mixed collection inspired by the sea, based on lightweight fabrics such as silk and cotton. Versatile clothing with marine patterns and motifs in blue and coral tones: high pants, asymmetrical tops, flowing skirts, tailoring, etc.

Besides the fabrics, Gabriel Moreno illustrated the invitations, press kit and scenery with striking designs that refer to the underwater world, mixed with the beauty and sensuality of women, a recurrent icon in his work. Part of IFEMA's interiors are decorated with the artist's drawings, which he made during his participation last year in Mulafest13 Festival.

The show will...

10/09/2014

Book Release. Fairy Tales: When Architecture Tells a Story.

Book. Blank Space.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO
Blank Space releases first edition of “Fairy Tales: When Architecture Tells A Story” an unexpected, captivating anthology of “architectural fairy tales” written and illustrated by designers from all over the world. METALOCUS sponsored this fantastic competition, which had excellent results.

The 24 stories presented in the book were hand-picked from a pool of over 300 submissions to the inaugural Fairy Tales competition organized by Blank Space, an online platform for architecture based in New York City. The competition challenged entrants to develop visionary, narrative-based design...

09/09/2014

From the passive house to Passivhaus standards. Passive Architecture in warm climates.

Micheel Wassoulf. Ed. Gustavo Gili.
metalocus, BELEN CALLEJO
Gustavo Gili presents the new book Passivhaus, a new volume of Micheel Wassouf, which shows the concept of "passive architecture". Besides, this volume explains the Passivhaus standard and explores its application within the territories of warm climates.

Gustavo Gili. Even though the concept of "passive house" dates back to the 1970s, it was not until the creation of Passivhaus (standard German origin energy optimization for construction of homes) when this practice of sustainable architecture became to adulthood. Since the first Passivhaus building was built in Germany in the early 1990s, the Passivhaus...

02/09/2014

Open Call for Curator at Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016.

OAT 2016. [Oslo] Norway
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Oslo Architecture Triennale (OAT) launches an international Open Call for Curator for its sixth international festival in Oslo, Norway in autumn of 2016. After a successful triennale in 2013, OAT now wishes to open up new ideas and concepts as to how the triennale and the architecture and planning professions can partake in the future development of society.

The curator will have the artistic and academic responsibility for the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016, and will be given the opportunity to develop the concept, theme and content over a period of two years. The Curator will have primary academic and artistic responsibility for OAT 2016...

25/08/2014

VAN EYCK'S CALL FOR APPLICATIONS IS OPEN.

[Maastricht] The Netherlands
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
The Van Eyck invites artists, designers, photographers, architects, curators, writers, and thinkers to apply for a work period at the Jan van Eyck Academie for 4 up to 12 months. Participants are given the time and space that is needed to develop their talents, to discover as yet unexplored perspectives and delve into deeper layers of themselves.

The Jan van Eyck Academie is a post academic insitute open for artists, designers, photopraphers, architects, writers, thinkers and curators from all over the world.

- A work period at the Van Eyck varies between 4 up to 12 months. Start is in March 2015. By mutual agreement, a work period can...

22/08/2014

DRAWING AMBIENCE: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association.

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum [St. Louis] US. 12.09.14 > 04.01.15
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
This great presentation will show, the first public exhibition of architectural drawings from the private collection of the noted educator Alvin Boyarsky. The collection is slated to be shown at the Kemper Art Museum, Washington University, St. Louis, US.

Amassed during Boyarsky’s tenure as chairman of the Architectural Association (AA) in London from 1971 until his death in 1990, Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association features early drawings by some of the most prominent architects practicing today —...

03/08/2014

Lina Bo Bardi: Together, at the DAZ.

DAZ [BER] Germany. 13.6 > 17.8.2014 [VIDEO] from Arper Spa.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
If you are in Berlin until August 17th, make sure to check out the exhibition “Lina Bo Bardi: Together” at The Deutsche Architecture Zentrum, dedicated to the legacy of the famed Italian-born Brazilian architect.

‘The artist’s freedom has always been “individual”, but true freedom can only be collective. A freedom aware of social responsibilities, which can knock down the frontiers of aesthetics…’ LBB

Lina Bo Bardi: Together pays tribute to the Italian architect who moved to her adopted Brazil in 1946...

01/08/2014

Apocalypse of European cities, seen as The Last of Us.

Playstation 4
metalocus, ÁNGEL BLANCO.
Architecture, Design
The apocalypse of The Last of Us is realized in various European cities.

Naughty dog designers have expanded the possibilities of The Last Of Us Remastered Playstation 4 and taking advantage of its launch, they would have imagined as some European visions as, Rome, London, Paris,...

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