Renovated Boa Nova Casa de Chá by Siza, now Restaurant by Chef Rui Paula.

Photography by Joao Morgado. [Leça da Palmeira, Matosinhos] Portugal.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
The portuguese architect Alvaro Siza has renovated ‘the Boa Nova Casa de Chá / Boa Nova Tea House’, a project completed in 1963. The building, which has been fully renovated, now serves as a Restaurant leaded by Chef Rui Paula.

It will open as a restaurant only but outside meals period it will be possible to visit the building with guided tours held by Association Casa da Arquitectura.



metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Glenn D. Lowry, Director of The Museum of Modern Art, announced today the appointment of Martino Stierli as The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design. Mr. Stierli is currently the Swiss National Science Foundation Professor at the Institute of Art History of the University of Zurich, where he teaches the history of modern architecture. In his new role, he will oversee Department of Architecture and Design's wide-ranging program of special exhibitions, installations from the collection, and acquisitions. He succeeds Barry Bergdoll, who stepped down in 2013 to become the Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University, and who remains a part-time curator at MoMA. Mr. Stierli's appointment begins in March 2015.

"The breadth and depth of Martino's scholarship, knowledge, and interests in architecture, design, and modern art are impressive," said Mr. Lowry. "He brings an international perspective and possesses an extraordinary ability to brilliantly relate architecture and its image to its cultural context. With his solid...


Remembering Spring, by Anja Kempa

Bartlett School of Architecture.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Elaborate drawings by Bartlett School of Architecture graduate Anja Kempa proposed a vision for how this Japan’s iconic emblem of Spring could be recreated in Tokyo, once cherry trees fail to blossom because of climate change.

Climate change threatens the cultural identity of Tokyo. As seasonal shift takes effect, Japan’s iconic emblem of Spring, the cherry blossom faces extinction. The flower’s symbolism is inseparably linked to Japan’s seasonal culture and the country’s traditions face potential decline. Longer summers and shorter winters have resulted in a city without spring, where native culture must adapt to...


Architecture and Cuisine. Together Apart.

By (author) Remei Giralt Simeon.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Avant-garde cuisine as a source of inspiration for architecture. 'Together Apart' gives us new understandings of the role of architecture - architecture by Hedwig Van Impe - as a place to live, work and interact with, and as a podium for the arts and attempts to trigger emotions through its innovative architectural photography, its original lay-out and its rich and lyrical language. Ferran Adria i Acosta is one the world's greatest exponents of avant-garde cuisine of our time and the creative genius and engine of the historical restaurant El Bulli which closed its doors in 2012. He describes his cooking as as deconstructivism.

In 2004, the American magazine 'Time' included Ferran Adria i Acosta on the list of the 100 most innovative people in the world. He has published several books and gives lectures around the world. On 17 December 2007 the University of Barcelona awarded him an honorary doctorate. He will continue his work in an even more experimental way at the creative centre El Bulli...


The Dior couture Autumn-Winter 2014-15 collection show.

[VIDEOS] By Tender Night. Musée Rodin. [PAR] France.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Architecture, Design
Monday afternoon, Raf Simons showed his autumn-winter 2014-2015 haute couture collection for the house of Dior in the Musée Rodin gardens in Paris. We bring you a look at the astounding set.

Upon arriving in the gardens of Paris' Musée Rodin, nothing could have hinted at the world that awaited within the immense white amphitheater simply marked with the letters D.I.O.R. Inside, it was if a spaceship had landed in the middle of Paris. Guests took their places on lacquered black Napoleon III chairs set in a circle in the bright...


The BIG Maze by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group.

[VIDEO] National Building Museum. [Washington DC] US
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Architecture, Design, VIDEO
The Museum, in partnership with BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, will create a never-before-seen large-scale maze for the Museum's historic home. Soaring approximately 18 feet high and measuring 60 feet by 60 feet, the maple plywood structure will boast a series of twists and turns for visitors to weave through and explore. The "BIG Maze" will be open July 4 to September 1, 2014.

Inspired by ancient labyrinths, garden and hedge mazes of 17th and 18th-century Europe, and modern American corn mazes, this contemporary maze will be located in the West Court of the Museum's historic Great Hall. In addition to viewing the maze from the ground floor, visitors will also be able to get an unexpected aerial perspective from the Museum’s second- and third-floor balconies...


Special Edition Shoes by COS for Serpentine Galleries.

Serpentine Gallery. [LON] UK. 17/06-25/08/2014
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Architecture, Design
To celebrate their partnership with The Serpentine Galleries Park Nights Programme for 2014, COS has designed two pairs of limited edition shoes for men and women.

For Serpentine Galleries‘ Summer 2014 Park Nights program, London, COS design two limited-edition pairs of shoes, one for men and one for women. This is COS’ second collaboration with the museum, which will host special...


10 Ikea families + their homes for russian campaign, by Rod Hunt.

metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
The London based artist Rod Hunt has drawn a huge illustration of ten different families and their apartments for the latest russian campaign for IKEA, representing the brand’s furniture solutions suited to each individual’s unique and diverse lifestyles. Commissioned by instinct BBDO, the large-scale, intricately composed image has been used in a book written by Russian Children's author Grigory Oster & as an online game.

Rod Hunt was commissioned by Instinct BBDO to illustrate their new Russian campaign for IKEA. A huge illustration of ten different families & their apartments was required to represent IKEA furniture solutions suited to each family's lifestyles. The illustrations were used in the...


BricsCAD PREMIUM License, free.

metalocus, ALEX DURO.
BRICSYS has offered METALOCUS readers a free PREMIUM license, priced at 875€, for the winner of the raffle. Participating is really easy, keep reading below and, good luck!

BricsCAD is a CAD software which combines the features. dwg tools for 2D and 3D modeling. The system is compatible with Windows and Linux and allows easy maneuverability through its interface, and the inclusion of external applications. In METALOCUS we are pleased to offer a PREMIUM LICENSE, priced at 875 euros, with all features available.



DATASCAPE. Michael Najjar

[GIJÓN] España. 14.03 > 01.09.2014.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Michael Najjar is a German artist, adventurer and future astronaut. His work is shown in museums, galleries and biennials around the world.

He works with photography and video. The focus of his work is on key elements of our modern society driven and controlled by computer and information technologies. Najjar, widely seen as a visual futurist, transmutes science, history and philosophy into visions and utopias of future social structures emerging under the impact of cutting-edge technologies. The fusion of realistic elements with fictitious realities is a recurrent hallmark in his work which is...



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