Opening. CASA EN LÍNEA by Isidro Blasco.

Exhibition. Moneo Brock Studio, [MAD] Spain. 25/02 > 27/03/2015.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
Isidro Blasco returns to Spain with a special installation for to the space Moneo Brock, Gallery run by architects Belén Moneo and Jeff Brock. This time he has created a work expressly for this place in Prosperidad's neighbourhood, besides being the study of the architects also feature artists from their environment to present their works.

His installation, designed specifically for the space Moneo Brock, is a display of all levels of a house, the rooms, corners, ceilings, floors, the artist blurs in a single plane to reproduce a house inspired by conversations with architects.

The exhibition starts on February 25th. The inauguration will be held on February 27th and runs until March 27th.


Opening. "Color" by Franco Fontana.

Exhibition. MONDO GALERÍA, [MAD] Spain. 20/02 > 04/04/2015.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
Today 20th of February, MONDO GALERÍA opens, for the first time in Madrid, the photo exhibition of Italian photographer Franco Fontana titled "Color", whose compositions are known for their play with color planes through lens.

MONDO GALERIA presents for the first time in Madrid an individual exhibition by the color photographer: Franco Fontana (Modena, 1933). The photos by this prolific Italian photographer present us his own world, created within the parameters set by the photographic lens.

The composition of color is the...


"Not Here, Not Now". Lecture by Maio Studio.

MAIO. Foros Esarq 2015.- A Matter of Things [BCN] Spain 23.02.2015
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
On Monday, in Barcelona, a representative of Maio Studio will give the lecture “Not Here, Not Now” being part of Lecture Series Foros ESARQ 2015: “A Matter of Things”.

According to the Maio approach, architecture is more than just the material and the context. It is nurtured with ideas and concepts that go beyond the contingencies of a specific place and time.

In this lecture, the Maio representative will discuss each...



2nd Detailers meeting in Madrid. [MA] Spain 19.02.2015
After introducing the ten DETAILERS male visions we proposed from METALOCUS, here we bring you 10 magnificent female views on how to deal with the details. All framed within the context of the 2nd Detailers meeting, organized by SIMON, which will take place this Thursday at the Circulo de Bellas Artes in Madrid.

In the week of the 2nd Detailers meeting in Madrid in METALOCUS we are proposing a revision of architects and artists on work detail. To give rise to reflection we are taking part of proposing examples of how to face the world of detail from different viewpoints debate. First,...



2nd Detailers meeting in Madrid. [MA] Spain 19.02.2015
Are you one of those who think the same as Mies van der Rohe "God is in the detail"?, or you are on the side of Rem Koolhaas when he supports that "no money, no details, just concepts"? Anyway, if the world of details inspire you, you can't miss the 2nd 'Detailers' Meeting in Madrid, organized by DETAILERS de SIMON, and in which well-known architects as Carles Ferrater, from OAB - Office of Architecture in Barcelona, Fermín Vázquez, from b720 Architects or the designer Oscar Mariné will share with the public their personal experiences about the task, as well as references to different architecture masters and examples of good practices of details.

As a result of the meeting, in METALOCUS we are going to take part of the reflexion about architecture and details. Because of that, today we bring you 10 examples of maximum attention to detail. Divergent approximations about if it is necessary or not thinking about architecture with the detail as a...


Inside Outside/Petra Blaisse, Sonneveld House². Other vision on Dutch Modernity.

Sonneveld House² [Rotterdam], The Netherlands
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Petra Blaisse’s installation at the Sonneveld House is great opportunity to discover other point of view on architecture. The house is one of Rotterdam’s modernity architectural gems, the house was designed by Brinkman & Van der Vlugt, the architects of the nearby Van Nelle Factory, where Mr. Sonneveld had worked his way up from clerk to co-director. Like the factory, now a Unesco World Heritage site, the house is a model of the Nieuwe Bouwen, or New Building, school of early-20th-century Dutch architecture whose defining qualities were “light, air and space.” Working to the Sonneveld’ brief, the architects used the latest construction techniques to create a steel structure with daylight flowing freely through big windows.

This year Het Nieuwe Instituut invited as guest curator Petra Blaisse offers visitors a totally new experience of Sonneveld House with one ingenious intervention. The house was designed in the early 1930s...


[KE]³. New installation by Zimoun

A series of three concurrent solo exhibitions in New York
bitforms gallery is pleased announce [KE]³, a series of three collaborative solo exhibitions in New York that feature kinetic sculpture by Swiss installation artist Zimoun. The project marks Zimoun’s second solo exhibit in the gallery, and his first in its new Lower East Side location.

Zimoun present a series of three concurrent solo exhibitions in Bitforms gallery. Unveiling on Saturday February 7th, the installation marks Zimoun’s largest site-specific project in the US to date.


"111". Lecture by Swiss Architect Raphael Zuber.

RAPHAEL ZUBER. Foros Esarq 2015.- A Matter of Things [BCN] Spain 16.02.2015
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
On Monday, in Barcelona, the Swiss Architect Raphael Zuber will give the lecture “111” being part of Lecture Series Foros ESARQ 2015: “A Matter of Things”.

In his lecture, “111”, the Swiss Architect Raphael Zuber will provide an overview of his recent works, which illustrate his approach to architecture based on the concept and study of geometric simplicity.

Raphael Zuber studied at ETH Zurich and opened his own studio in 2003. With his first project, the Grono...


Landnemar by Álvaro Sánchez-Montañés.

Exhibition. espaciofoto, [MAD] Spain. 12/02 > 28/03/2015.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
Today, 12nd of february 2015, at 08:00pm, Landnemar exhibition's opening takes place at espaciofoto (Viriato St.) by the photographer Álvaro Sánchez-Montañés. He presents us, with his photographs, devasted landscapes and minimalist architectures in a not very common relationship between culture and landscape.

From the 12nd of January to the 28th of March, espaciofoto gallery (Viriato St., 53. Madrid) houses the photographic exhibition "Landnemar" by  Álvaro Sánchez-Montañés (Madrid, 1973), with twenty images in colour in which the author transited...


Andrés Jaque, Winner of the 2015 Young Architects Program at MoMA PS1

The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 announce Andrés Jaque/Office for Political Innovation as the winner of the annual Young Architects Program (YAP) in New York. Now in its 16th edition, the Young Architects Program at MoMA and MoMA PS1 has been committed to offering emerging architectural talent the opportunity to design and present innovative projects, challenging each year’s winners to develop creative designs for a temporary, outdoor installation at MoMA PS1 that provides shade, seating, and water. The architects must also work within guidelines that address environmental issues, including sustainability and recycling.

Yesterday, we broke the news that Andrés Jaque, drawn from among five finalists, will design a temporary urban landscape for the 2015 Warm Up summer music series in...



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