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

The story of Alvar Aalto Library in Vyborg.

Alvar Aalto Museum summer exhibition presents... [Jyväskylä] Finland. 23.05 > 14.09.2014
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Celebrations for the completed restoration of the Alvar Aalto Library in Vyborg come to a climax at the Alvar Aalto Museum summer exhibition “W.W.W.” Alvar Aalto Library in Vyborg. The exhibition takes a wide-ranging look at the history of Alvar Aalto’s seminal work from the point of view of the building itself and the restoration project.The exhibition will be open to the public in the Gallery at the Alvar Aalto Museum from 23.5. to 14.9.2014.

“Thematically, the exhibition is divided into two parts. The first of these describes the history of the Library and how it came into being, while the second focuses on the restoration of the Library from the point of view of building conservation and renovation,” says Katariina Pakoma, Chief Curator of the Alvar Aalto Museum.

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31/07/2014

Disobedient Objects at London.

V&A [LON] U.K. 26/07/2013 - 01/15/15
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
The V&A will this summer present the first exhibition to explore objects of art and design from around the world that have been created by grassroots social movements as tools of social change.

From Chilean folk art textiles that document political violence to a graffiti-writing robot, defaced currency to giant inflatable cobblestones thrown at demonstrations in Barcelona, to a political video game about the making of mobile phones, Disobedient Objects will demonstrate how political activism drives a wealth of design ingenuity. The exhibition will...

28/07/2014

Proposal for renovation the San Salvador Pavilion Exhibition Space.

San Pau Hospital. By BAAS + BOPBAA. [BCN] Spain.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO
This proposal by BAAS architects and BOPBAA has been presented in a private competition organized by the Hospital de Sant Pau for setting and design the museum space of the newly renovated Pabellón de Sant Salvador in Barcelona. Despite they have not won the contest we think it seems an interesting proposal.

The rehabilitation works of Sant Pau Modernist Campus began in autumn 2009, when the sanitary activity moved to the new building of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau.

The Pavilion of Sant Salvador, a work of the great modernist architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner between 1902 and...

26/07/2014

Solaris Chronicles. Frank Gehry: The Musical

Luma Foundation. [Arles] France.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Architecture, Art, Exhibitions
LUMA Arles will present the second phase of Solaris Chronicles, an exhibition that examines the creative vision of Frank Gehry through a series of artistic interventions and projects that bridge art and architecture. Commissioned and produced by the LUMA Foundation, the exhibition is on view in the Atelier de la Mécanique, located on the 20-acre (10 ha) LUMA Arles campus. The presentation will feature new contributions by Cai Guo-Qiang and David Lynch evolving around large-scale models of a number of the architect’s seminal works. A collaboration among artists, Solaris Chronicles is emblematic of LUMA Arles, a new institution dedicated to creative exchange and artistic production.

An ever-evolving exhibition, the second phase of Solaris Chronicles will continue to explore the ways in which varying forms of visual art shape and influence the spaces in which they are presented. David Lynch shows a new series of photographs in response to...

25/07/2014

ALBERTO SARTORIS. Or the fourth dimension of architecture.

Exhibition. Villa « Le Lac » Le Corbusier. [Corseaux] Switzerland 06/06/2014 - 07/09/2014
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
"Ou la quatrième dimension de l'architecture". Co-founder, with Rietveld and Le Corbusier, of the Congrès internationaux d’architecture moderne (CIAM), promoter of the modern movement, theorist and architect, Alberto Sartoris is known above all for his axonometries, which he published in the form of magnificent serigraphs.

They are on display at the Villa “Le Lac” with the plans of his "Maison Minimale", models and photographs, as well as an armchair of which two units were made in 1990, authorised and certified by Alberto Sartoris. “Paper architectures” was the phrase Alberto Sartoris used to designate his unbuilt projects. Not built in stone but made transcendent in graphic...

24/07/2014

Montcada Besòs, from backyard to front line.

Exhibition [Barcelona] Catalunya 22/07 - 29/07/2014.
metalocus, BELÉN CALLEJO.
Architecture, Exhibitions
On July 22 opened in the Oval room of the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya an exhibition of some students of the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC-ESARQ). In the exhibition "31 projects to transform the city" were presented focusing on the area of ​​Montcada i Reixac.

Barcelona, 22 July 2014.- The Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura of Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (ESARQ-UIC) has inaugurated an exhibition in the Oval room of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya consist in 31 projects centrated in...

21/07/2014

Textures and Ants/Texturas e formigas by studio MK27.

[VIDEO] from de studio mk27
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
As part of the 14th International Architecture Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia, the Collateral Event “Time Space Existence” at Palazzo Bembo and Palazzo Mora presents architects from 6 continents, brought together in an extraordinary combination.

Textures and Ants/Texturas e formigas is one of five videos on display by Studio MK27 at the Palazzo Mora as part of the ”Time Space Existence“ exhibition, running parallel to the...

21/07/2014

MASKS. Schommer.

Exhibition. Museo del Prado. [MADRID] Spain.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Masks exhibition features a series of 18 photographic portraits taken in the 1980s by Alberto Schommer, a recent recipient of the National Photography Prize, together with a selection of 13 portraits from the Museum’s own collection painted by Spanish artists between the 16th and the early 20th century.

Room C of the Prado’s Jerónimos Building is the venue for the exhibitions Masks, a series of 18 photographic portraits by Alberto Schommer of modern-day Spanish intellectuals. They will be shown in a specially devised context in the Museum, alongside a selection of 13 portraits from its collection that are comparable in terms of iconography and composition.

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18/07/2014

IUCN Conservation Centre, by AgpsArchitecture.

[Gland] Switzerland.
metalocus, BELÉN CALLEJO.
The headquarters for the "International Union for Conservation of Nature" (IUCN) in Gland is setting a benchmark in sustainable construction. The objective is to minimize the use of material and technology while maximizing the quality of the working environment and the building’s energy performance. The proposed architecture points to an understanding of what sustainable construction can accomplish in terms of energy and material using photovoltaic, controlled ventilation and storm water management, as well as recycled products, and local materials.

Description of the project by AgpsArchitecture.

The headquarters for the...

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