05/05/2015

Spanish Pavilion at 2015 Expo Milano by b720.

[MIL] Italy 01/05-31/10/2015.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
On May 1st 2015 Milan Expo was inaugurated, with the participation of 148 countries and international organizations, among which is Spain. The team of architects led by Fermín Vázquez, b720, was awarded with the first prize for its design under the title 'El lenguaje del sabor / The language of taste', according with Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) a proposal which makes uses of a 'clear and contained geometry'.

The main idea of ​​the Spanish Pavilion for 2015 Expo Milan, designed by b720, revolves around the Spanish tradition and food innovation, as well as about their materials and basic elements: an interior finishings...

05/05/2015

Fine Arts Museum of Asturias.

By Francisco Mangado, [Oviedo] Spain.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
The new Fine Arts Museum of Asturias began with a competition in 2007, and it hasn't been until 2014 when its construction has finished. During this time Francisco Mangado's team has developed a proposal which is in constant dialogue with the old city center of Oviedo and with its historical layers.

For the implementation of the museum, Francisco Mangado accepts the pre-existing façades and the street alignment as a conditioning and structuring element of the proposal. The interior space, bright and well articulated, can be glimpsed from the street through the façade's holes, naked and without carpentries.

This interior space is organized around a courtyard, covered...

05/05/2015

Chinese Waves at Expo Milano 2015

By Tsinghua University and Studio Link-Arc, [MIL] Italy.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
More or less two months ago we introduced you the first images of the stunning Chinese Pavilion for Expo Milano. Once the Expo has opened, today we bring you the first images of the pavilion built, a timber and bamboo roof which hovers over the "land of hope".

The Expo Milano is a new registered international exposition after the 2010 Shanghai Expo. A total of 148 countries and international organizations have confirmed their participation, with 55 self-built pavilions.

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02/05/2015

Sergei Polunin, "Take Me to Church" by Hozier

[MUSIC VIDEO] from David LaChapelle Studio
metalocus, ANDREA PORTILLO
Vídeoclip, Sergei Polunin, "Take Me to Church" by Hozier.

The talent of the Ukrainian dancer Sergei Polunin, former lead dancer of the British Royal Ballet, led to its ultimate expression under the direction of well-known director and photographer, David LaChapelle, under the guidelines of the London choreographer Jade Hale-Christofi, interprets the theme 'Take Me To Church' by Irish...

02/05/2015

Women and the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema.

Barbican [LON] UK
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Art, VIDEO, Recommendations
From 1–4 May, Barbican are presenting a season of seven classic Mexican films from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. These rare and glamorous films feature some of the most glamourous stars of the era such as Dolores del Río and María Félix.

Barbican bring these glorious musicals, comedies and dramas to UK audiences, some newly subtitled and in beautiful new prints and digital restorations.

Have a look at the programme below and visit their website for full details: http://www.barbican.org.uk/film/serie...

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01/05/2015

Book Launch: Invenciones, by José Juan Barba

[MAD] Spain. 06/05/2015
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO
METALOCUS is very pleased to invite you to the launch of the book 'Invenciones: Nueva York vs. Rem Koolhaas, Bernard Tschumi, Piranesi' by José Juan Barba which will take place on Wednesday, May 6 at CSIC Scientific Bookshop in Madrid at 7:30pm.

We recently presented José Juan Barba's latest book: Invenciones: Nueva York vs. Rem Koolhaas, Bernard Tschumi, Piranesi. A thorough analysis of Rem Koolhaas, Bernard Tschumi and great printmaker G.B. Piranesi's work and drawings which aims to reveal new relations and connections between their work and ideas.

We...

01/05/2015

'The White Chief' by Yuri Ancarani.

[VIDEO] by NOWNESS.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
VIDEO, Recommendations
Labor Day in Europe. The director Yuri Ancarani spent almost a year filming and recording the process of extracting the marble quarries in the Carrara region of the Apuan Alps of Italy. While at the quarries he was impressed by the ease and lightness with which the chief of the quarry ran the machinery, when it comes to moving huge blocks of marble.

Yuri Ancarani’s film Il capo (2010), shows the dialogue between man and machine in the marble quarries of Carrara and is selected by GAMeC in Bergamo, Italy. Set against a spectacular backdrop of mountains, the work focuses on the head quarrier who choreographs huge excavation trucks using signs and gestures.

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30/04/2015

Nobel School restructured and expanded by Architectures Anne Démians.

Paris Tech Higher School of Industrial Physics and Chemistry [PAR] France.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
Established 120 years ago, Paris Tech Higher School of Industrial Physics and Chemistry has been awarded in several occasions with the Nobel Prize. Now it undergoes its restructuring and extension which seeks to update its premises, currently out of date, to new necessities of a modern and highest competence center in the research field.

In order to carry out this purpose Paris City Council has chosen Architectures Anne Démians to develop the project, after having been named winner against several international architectural firms.

The project addresses the current situation on one hand providing a number of square meters for new constructions with programs as teaching rooms or...

30/04/2015

New exhibition at the Biennale STRP by Zimoun

64 ventilators, 98m² polyethyleen foil 0.08mm. [Eindhoven] Nehterlands.
metalocus, BRANLY ERNESTO PÉREZ.
Zimoun presents a new installation which was presented at STRP Biennal this year in Eindhoven, Nehterlands. The work is based on 64 ventilators in combination with a 98m² polyethyleen foil having a thikness of 0.08mm.

This Zimoun’s work shows his interest on the execution of building works that explore flow and movement systems, incorporating mechanized rhythms in their installations. At the same time, he uses simple and functional materials, creating a tension between their and the final outcome of the work: a visible chaos. About Zimoun´s work say:

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29/04/2015

Winners. Global Holcim Awards 2015.

Holcim Awards 2015.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
Last April 20 it became known the Holcim Awards 2015 with its three awarded projects (gold, silver and bronze) that deliver a total of USD 350,000 among them.

The winners of the 4th Global Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction have been decided – the trophies and USD 350,000 prize money go to projects in Colombia, Sri Lanka and the USA. All three prizes recognize architectural interventions that deliver tangible benefits to local communities. Below, 3 winners and 12 shortlist.-

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