09/10/2014

The Aesthetics of Mimesis by Enric Llorach. (PART 1)

Photographic montage.- Enric Llorach. SECOND PART > 10.10.2014
metalocus, ENRIC LLORACH
In aesthetics, the concepts of imitation and mimesis have always been essential in attempts to elucidate the processes that come into play in artistic expression. Of Greek origin, mimesis is an elusive philosophical term which has carried various interpretations throughout the centuries.

In its classical conception and according to the dictionary definition, mimesis is the “imitative representation of the real world” as the essential aim of art. Plato viewed the mimetic world as inherently subordinate to its original or its idealization, whereas Aristotle already deemed mimesis as a tool through which we interpret reality. Much later during the Enlightenment, mimesis was again scorned as...

09/10/2014

RÉALITÉ: BOA MISTURA at NUIT BLANCHE 2014, PARIS.

[PAR] France
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Boa Mistura shows us his last intervention in the great event of the art in Paris, the "Nuit Blanche", last October 4,5.

The work is located under the rail tracks of the Chevaleret Metro Station, 6 line at east of Paris. They took the big steel and stone columns, and they wrote the word RÉALITÉ (reality) using the techinque of the anamorphosis and playing with the meaning of the word. Only if placing yourself at a certain point you could read it.

Boa Mistura said, "This way we try...

08/10/2014

Casa Cubo by Isay Weinfeld.

By Isay Weinfeld. [Sao Pablo] Brasil.
metalocus, BELÉN CALLEJO.
Casa Cubo by the architect Isay Weinfeld, was conceived as a lodging and support center to artists, whose program is adapted to this cubic volume with three heights, which singularity is spiral staircase covered in wood that connects the floors.

Description of project by its architects.

Casa Cubo, the initiative of a couple of art collectors, was conceived to house a lodging and support center to artists and the development of the...

Underground plan Isay Weinfeld. Casa Cubo, Sao pablo, Brasil. Corte
08/10/2014

Sic97 brings back pieces designed by Elmar Thome.

By Elmar Thome. Sic97.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO
Elmar Thome's works are an excellent and unfortunately little-known example of art and design in everyday life and objects. New firm Sic97 seeks to bring back good design and signature pieces that are no longer on the market and to start with, they present German designer Elmar Thome's fantastic Toma Lamp and his ET Bathroom Accessories Collection.

Sic97 was created based on the admiration for the objects designed by Elmar Thome (Mayen 1964 – Barcelona 2005) in the late 1980s. Thome sculpted small pieces full of poetry with the intention of introducing them in everyday use.

Not much is known about this worthy artist....

07/10/2014

Juan Navarro Baldeweg. Un Zodíaco.

Exposición, Fundación ICO [MAD] Spain. 08.10.2014 > 01.02.2015
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Coincidiendo con la semana de la arquitectura, el Museo ICO presenta una de esas exposiciones que no te puedes perder: "Juan Navarro Baldeweg. Un Zodíaco." La exposición, que se ha presentado hoy y que a partir de mañana será visitable por todo el público, muestra el trabajo de este arquitecto y artista español. Su original obra arquitectónica denota una clara fundamentación en temas conceptuales que tienen su origen en una actividad polifacética desarrollada en los ámbitos de la pintura, la escultura y la instalación. Esa dedicación paralela a lo largo de toda su carrera es la base de una filosofía centrada en la definición del juego de las energías naturales y su interacción con la materialidad constructiva.

La exposición "Juan Navarro Baldeweg. Un Zodíaco." contiene numerosos dibujos, fotografías, maquetas, esculturas y piezas que dieron forma a más de treinta obras realizadas y algunos proyectos de concurso que dan idea de un programa creativo vital unitario y una capacidad singular para transitar por diversos medios expresivos. Este gran programa vital queda ordenado en la...

07/10/2014

Amphidromous Rectangle : CSM 402 Renovation by Jun Murata.

[Amagasaki - Hyogo] Japan.
metalocus, BELEN CALLEJO
Amphidromous Rectangle is a renovation by the Japanese minimalist Jun Murata. By a minimum intervention, he proposed a multi-use space which can be adapted for various unexpected demands and scenes, installing lights of many kinds and shapes that create a variety of “moods" and modify the space.

Description of the project by Jun Murata.

It is mostly open-plan renovation of the apartment that...

06/10/2014

Rebellion, jealousy and uprising.

Venice Biennale 2014. [VEN] Italy.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Every two years, the largest architecture exhibition in the world is held with great show and exhibition display media. It is an event which should always be memorable but rarely succeeds in it, although this year it did. For many years now, and I remember most of the Venice Biennales, not many have been incentive as a whole. This time, curator Rem Koolhaas left no one unmoved. His provocative proposal, "an architecture biennale without architects' egos and personalities”, stirred up everyone. His break with the more or less recognized as "academic" discourse was clearly evident and irritated many people.

Rem Koolhaas announced in his Biennale presentation that he was determined to deliver to a Now-for-Something-Completely-Different moment and he certainly did not disappoint us. Some speak of the curator's legions of fans and warrant that they are former or current students, a somewhat inconsistent statement if we consider the time Rem Koolhaas devotes to teaching compared to other architects who don't count with...

06/10/2014

House CJ5 by Caramel Architekten.

[Vienna], Austria.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
Con este proyecto Caramel Architekten se enfrentan a uno de los problemas actuales de la vivienda, la cuestión de la relación entre el espacio útil de vivienda y el área de la propiedad y cómo las diferentes tipologías de vivienda generan soluciones con distintas densidades.

Desciption of the project by Carmel Architekten.

In its design for the housing project CJ5, Caramel tackles the question of...

06/10/2014

Esplanade de la Défense by Claudio Cerasoli.

In Focus. [PAR] France.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
La Défense in Paris is one of the largest business district in Europe: its construction begun in 1958 under President De Gaulle. In this story or photo essay by Claudio Cerasoli, shows the double face of this project: the creation of a new financial city as a brand image for the city of Paris and the discontinuity of real life.

The "cold" with which life happens in this new district is categorically reflected in the images by Claudio Cerasoli, and in the following words:

Exploring La Défense you can experience a sensation of emptyness: movement and chaos are confined to shops, commercial buildings and metro stations. Besides that is like floating in an uncertain reality, in the model of a...

05/10/2014

Vitra Slide Tower by Carsten Höller and Álvaro-Siza-Promenade.

Vitra Campus [Weil am Rhein] Germany.
metalocus, BELEN CALLEJO
The 30.7-metre-high Vitra Slide Tower by the German artist provides a new accent on the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein, a viewing tower with a slide and a work of art. Also Alvaro Siza has designed an asphalt pathway called "Álvaro-Siza-Promenade" that occupies a length of 500 metres and invites visitors to stroll along a unique walkway in the public area of the Campus, with various stations leading from the VitraHaus to the Fire Station by Zaha Hadid.

Vitra Slide Tower by Carsten Höller.

On 18 June 2014, the Vitra Slide Tower by Carsten Höller has been inaugurated, adding a new structure to the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein. With its prominent clock at...

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