28/11/2014

Eero Saarinen’s Gateway Arch in Black and White.

The New Yorker
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Next week’s New Yorker cover depicts the Gateway Arch in St. Louis as half white, half black and broken in two.

With its next cover (8 Dec 2014), The New Yorker is addressing the tragic unrest in Ferguson following a...

27/11/2014

KURT SCHWITTERS. Avant-Garde and Advertising

[Cuenca] Spain. 22.10.2014 > 15.02.2015
metalocus, ÁNGEL BLANCO.
The exhibition Kurt Schwitters. Avant-Garde and Advertising seeks to highlight jointly what at first glance would appear to be two divergent aspects of the work of Kurt Schwitters (1887–1948), one of the foremost figures of the European avant-garde in the last century: on the one hand, his collages—a technique of which he was a true master, along with Picasso, Hans Arp, László Moholy-Nagy and Hannah Höch—and, on the other, his graphic design, a facet of his legacy that is much less familiar to the general public. To this end, the exhibition presents several of his celebrated collages from the period spanning the 1920s and the 1940s alongside an uninterrupted string of his work in graphic design and typography, with numerous and varied examples, ranging from books, posters, advertising pamphlets, magazines, ads for the press, letterheads, and printed matter for banks and businesses or for the post.

The array of pieces presented here includes ten collages executed between 1922 and 1947 and nearly a hundred printed items, all of which are on loan from private collections in Spain and abroad. This selection serves to reveal Schwitters' work as a corpus of art as full of contrasts as it is meaningful. To begin with, we encounter examples of work that can be described as "artistically pure": his collages and, in general, the entire universe of...

25/11/2014

Villa Savoye Series. And more...

By Modernité Noire.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
Today we introduce another way of seeing, and perhaps one of the very few that remain, the well-known Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye. This time Modernité Noire, through a series of bronze sculptures, carries out a critical review of the designs that Le Corbusier did in the 20s. Unique pieces whose implementation has been carried out by Enric Llorach and Roger Guillem.

Modernité Noire presents an outstanding collection of hand-crafted sculptures that both venerate and critically examine Le Corbusier’s designs from the 1920s. Cast in various metals, the collection consists of a limited series (20 iron and 20 bronze) of the architect’s most emblematic villas from his Purist period....

20/11/2014

The "average" architects' salary in the world.

metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
The following infographic was sent us by José García from Sección magazine, in it you can see the average salary for architects around the world, below you can click on the image to enlarge it. We find it interesting, but as always we emphasize that it is an average rate and in many cases things can be worse for most.

Below, we bring his comment.-

One of the important factors, though not the only one to consider for an architect who intends to emigrate, is the wage, in general, there is much discrepancy between the average wages that architects are getting for their work in the world, if it is true that in the countries of the northern half, these differences are minor and significantly higher than in the southern half...

18/11/2014

New border, new pier by Thomas Heatherwick in New York's Hudson River.

[NYC] USA
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Architecture, Design
In Manhattan the public and private enterprises try find new places of opportunity. Mostly this means going to Brooklyn, but the real estate blitz has begun extending to areas that are not yet so real: the rivers that surround the city.

Replacing the deteriorated Pier 54, the new “Pier55” would be a bold addition to the Manhattan waterfront — a $170 million, futuristic park built atop an undulating platform 186 feet off the Hudson River shoreline with a series of wooded nooks and three performance venues, including an amphitheater, and acting as a marine sanctuary for striped bass and guard the city against storms.

The offshore park near...

18/11/2014

Prouvé's Demountable House to be shown in China for the first time.

[Shanghai] China.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA, SARA REBOLLO.
Swiss luxury brand Bally's travelling exhibit will make its final stop at Design Shanghai at the end of its year-long world tour. An installation featuring Jean Prouvé’s newly restored Demountable House and Bally’s collection of furniture by Swiss architect Pierre Jeanneret will be seen for the first time in Asia.

Designed in 1944, Prouvé’s Demountable House was originally created as an emergency shelter for the displaced inhabitants of the Lorraine region of France during WWII. When Swiss luxury brand Bally acquired this rare work, it was very damaged and in need of repair....

16/11/2014

Towards Biology by Onionlab.

[VIDEO]. Venice Biennale 2014. [VEN] Italy.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
A few days to finish one of the best Venice Architecture Biennale 2014, We bring "Towards Biology". Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura collaborated with Onionlab from Barcelona to create a video-audio installation as part of the "Time Space Existence" exhibition at the Biennale 2014.

Towards Biology is a piece created in collaboration with Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura for the exhibition "Time, Space, Existence" held at Palazzo Bembo within the framework of the 2014 Venice Architecture...

14/11/2014

Light emitting Van Gogh bicycle path by Roosegaarde.

[Eindhoven] The Netherlands.
metalocus, ALBERT BLANCH.
The Van Gogh-Roosegaarde cycle path opened in Eindhoven on 12 November. The new Van Gogh-Roosegaarde bicycle path is made of thousands glowing stones which charge at daytime and give light at night. Inspired by 'Starry Night' it combines innovation with cultural heritage in Nuenen NL, the place where Van Gogh lived in 1883.

The Van Gogh-Roosegaarde cycle path was officially opened in Eindhoven on 12 November and opened to the public from 13 November. After dark visitors will be amazed by a design of light and colour, inspired by the world-famous painting The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh. Together with the artist Daan Roosegaarde,...

13/11/2014

EL LISSITZKY. The Experience of Totality.

Exhibition. La Pedrera [BCN] Spain. 21/10/2014 - 18/01/2015
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Until 18 January 2015. The painter, designer, architect and photographer El Lissitzky (Pochinok, Smolensk, 1890 – Moscow, 1941) was one of the most influential, experimental and controversial artists of the early decades of the last century.

The exhibition El Lissitzky. The Experience of Totality features an outstanding selection of more than a hundred works in a number of disciplines—including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography and graphic and typographic design, as well as architecture and exhibition design—that provide an extensive overview of all this...

12/11/2014

Opening exhibition; Nikola Tesla, suyo es el futuro.

Fundación Telefónica [MAD] España. 13.11 > 15.02.2015
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO, ALEX DURO.
'Nikola Tesla. His is the future' opened today at Fundación Telefónica in Madrid. A journey through Nikola Tesla’s past, his mind and the future he envisaged, up to the present time.

"Nikola Tesla’s figure is a generator of culture and inspiration." Maria Santoyo - co-curator of the exhibition together with Miguel A. Delgado - reminded us that Tesla is not just a curious person or the father of technology but mainly a milestone in the history of innovation.

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