21/08/2014

HOLLEIN in Vienna.

MAK [Vienna] Austria > 05.10.2014
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
A retrospective exhibition at MAK celebrates Hans Hollein and describes the entire work of this eclectic architect who was also a designer, curator, writer and theorist thanks to original materials collected from the private archive.

The MAK exhibition HOLLEIN, who died a few months ago at the age of 80, delves into his rich universe and undertakes a sweeping new contemplation of his entire body of work based to a large extent on materials from...

19/08/2014

Riverbed by Olafur Eliasson.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. [Humlebæk] Denmark. 20.08.14 > 04.01.15
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Olafur Eliasson's take on Louisiana is radical, fascinating and unique. The central work is a huge, site- specific project that reverses the relation between nature and art. At the same time focus on local sensory experience in a global perspective. The transitions between inside and outside, culture and staged nature become fluid and transitory – and the progress of the visitor through the museum take centre stage.

Tomorrow, on 20 August 2014 Louisiana Museum of Modern Art opens its doors for the first solo exhibition of the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. The main work in the exhibition, a giant landscape, will unfold throughout the South Wing of the museum in one great sweep as a major intervention in the museum’s usual administration of...

16/08/2014

A Video Game Turns Britain's Brutalist Barbican Into a Battlefield.

[VIDEO] by Edward Mascarenhas via T-R-E-M-O-R-S
metalocus, ÁNGEL BLANCO.
'Barbecana' was made by Bartlett School of Architecture student Edward Mascarenhas as part of his work for Unit 24. Barbecana is a speculative project that explores the possibilities of the transformative potential of augmented reality on the built environment. The project is an immersive, hyper-real simulation that uses iconic London's Barbican Estate as the background for an augmented reality video game, blurring the lines between architecture and play.

also focused on the effect hyper-real computer games have on the experience and design of cities.

Why did you choose to locate your game in the Barbican Estate? The Barbican Estate was part of a grander 1960s scheme to connect the entire of London via elevated walkways. A romantic...

06/08/2014

ONDE SENSUELLE. Festival de Architectures Vives 2014.

Special Mention. In La Grande Motte. [Montpellier] France.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Onde Sensuelle was an ephemeral installation for the Festival of Lively Architecture, (Festival des Architectures Vives) at La Grande Motte France, 21 to 29 june 2014 by Marion Moustey and Alexandre Arcens, Architects.

The Festival des Architectures Vives aims to raise public awareness of the wide range of architecture. It seeks not only to highlight the work of a young generation of architects, landscape architects and urban planners but also to make discover unexpected urban areas. In 2014, the Festival des Architectures Vives invested 8 sites in total with 7 installations + 1 pavilion.

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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...

02/08/2014

BREATH BOX. Festival des Architectures Vives 2014.

PRIX DU JURY - PRIX DU PUBLIC. [VIDEO] from Nas archi. In La Grande Motte. [Montpellier] France.
metalocus, BELEN CALLEJO, INÉS LALUETA.
Garden of soft clouds, hanging garden, lace on the sea, plaiting, moiré effect… In june 2014 took place the second edition of the Festival des Architectures Vives on unique urban territories. In La Grande Motte from the 21st to the 29th of June 2014, on theme of Sensuality visitors had the joy of touching, smelling, tasting and above all they had much of pleasure strolling in the town.

The Festival des Architectures Vives aims to raise public awareness of the wide range of architecture. It seeks not only to highlight the work of a young generation of architects, landscape architects and urban planners but also to make discover unexpected urban areas. In 2014, the Festival des Architectures Vives invested 8 sites in total with 7 installations + 1 pavilion.

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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...

31/07/2014

Fogo Island Natural Park Headquarters by OTO Arquitectos.

By OTO Arquitectos. [Fogo] Cape Verde.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO
The project for Fogo Island Natural Park Headquarters appears with the aim of conciliate the population with the new park management within the context of a potential World Heritage Site.

From this attitude of making architecture from the place, and with, and for, the population who will inhabit it, OTO Arquitectos team integrates the construction in the landscape through the use of local materials and with an intelligent discretion.

The lack of local resources, which could become a problem, turn into an element of the design. The building is energetically independent...

31/07/2014

The Archives. Le Meridien Hotel by Neri&Hu.

[Zhengzhou] China.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
In their design for Le Meridien hotel, Shanghai-based firm Neri&Hu envisions a new landmark for Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan province. Henan, once the ancient political, economic and cultural center of China and home to many Emperors, today welcomes the international traveler. To showcase Henan’s history through its Arts (of Literature, Nature, Food, Theater, and Pattern) the architects conceived of the building as an "archive" of new and old artifacts that becomes a point of discovery for residents and travelers alike.

This is the most extensive and largest scale inter-disciplinary design project Neri&Hu has undertaken, including: a re-design of the architecture from its previous concrete shell, full interior design from guest rooms to public spaces and restaurants, custom furniture design, signage design, landscape concept, and a few of the art installations. Through exploring different scales, textures, materials, and spaces, Neri&Hu created a showcase of archives by...

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