Opening, PLAYTIME: Photographic Works, by Isaac Julien.

Galería Helga de Alvear [MAD] Spain. 22.05 – 30.06.2014
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
The work by British artist Isaac Julien, we have presented in the past. His enigmatic composiones left us impressed with the "Ten Thousand Waves" series, now and in the framework of PhotoEspaña 2014 Festival, Helga de Alvear gallery brings us the first of two exhibitions PLAYTIME by Isaac Julien, an ambitious new project in which capital, dramatic and nuanced topic is explored.

This instalment presents the PLAYTIME series, eight photographic art works taken on location in Dubai and Iceland on a large format camera during the making of PLAYTIME. The next exhibition will take place in February 2015 and will feature a multi-screen moving-image installation of PLAYTIME specially commissioned for the gallery.


Architecture + Photography at the Heinz Architectural Center.

Exhibition. Carnegie Museum of Art. [PA] USA. Until May 26, 2014.
This exhibition, featuring an array of works from the Heinz Architectural Center and Carnegie Museum of Art’s photography collection, demonstrates the wonderfully rich symbiosis between architecture and photography.

Four groups of objects explore this relationship in just a few of its many forms. A newly acquired portfolio of iconic Modernist buildings by famed architectural photographer Ezra Stoller reveals how his imagery helped shaped public perception of Modernism. A selection of photographs by Frances Benjamin Johnston of historic buildings in Charleston, SC, reflects on photography as document and form of preservation of our changing built environment; a range of...


Architecture Biennale 2014 - An overview.

[VIDEO] La Biennale di Venezia, 2014.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Press conference of the Architecture Biennale 2014, attended by Paolo Baratta and Rem Koolhaas. [2 videos]

Ca' Giustinian, Venice, 10 March 2014.

The 14th International Architecture Exhibition, titled Fundamentals, directed by Rem Koolhaas and organized by la Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta, will open to the public from June 7 through...


Phyllis Lambert Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement of the La Biennale di Venezia

14th International Architecture Exhibition
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Recently, on one of our articles with more successful "The most important building " I remembered the importance of Seagram and their authors, also a few days ago, we were among the few remembering the 25 aniversary by Phyllis Lambert for the creation of the CCA, Canadian Centre Architecture in Montreal. So today we rejoice deeply. Phyllis Lambert has been chosen to be the recipient of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement of the 14th International Architecture Exhibition Fundamentals, this year open to the public for 6 months instead of 3, from June 7th to November 23rd 2014.

The decision is made by the Board of la Biennale di Venezia, chaired by Paolo Baratta, under Director Rem Koolhaas who presented the following motivation:

“Not as an architect, but as a client and custodian, Phyllis...


[Japan Collection #4] Shibaura House by Kazuyo Sejima.

[VÍDEO] de Vincent Hecht.
metalocus, ÁNGEL BLANCO.
Shibaura House by Kazuyo Sejima is the fourth video about Japan serie by Vincent Hecht. The building was finished by Kasuyo Sejima in Shibaura, Shinagawa, Japan, and you can check more links on METALOCUS about it, below,

Vincent Hecht is a French junior architect and the freelance filmmaker and author of this vídeo. He is 26 years old and currently base in Tokyo working as Junior Architect / Project Manager at Sou Fujimoto Architects.

Project.- Shibaura House.
Architect.- Kazuyo Sejima and Associates.
Location.- Shibaura,...


COEXISTENCE. 共生. Musa textilis, by Iván Juárez.

Por x-studio:Iván Juárez. [Taipei] Taiwan.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Iván Juárez again shared with METALOCUS, one of his last works, this time it is the work C O E X I S T E N C E, The projects conceived in his studio explore the relationship between art and function; integrating the disciplines of architecture, landscape, design, sculpture and installation; projects in which he investigates and experiments with new ways of relating space with society. He developed a site-specific intervention in the public space at Taipei Lantern Festival, over 01.01 ~ 20.01.2014.

Iván Juárez's project was conceived from a process of research, reflection, dialogue and experimentation through his personal experience of Treasure Artist Village and through a daily connection and approach to the context, its urban and natural landscape and its local inhabitants. The local culture will be powerful inspiring concept for his art work.


LA CABUCHE by Bureau A.

Vineyards [Geneva] Switzerland.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
The based studio in Geneva, Bureau A shows us a new project in swiss vineyards, near to Geneva. ‘La Cabuche’ is a facility in an old stone building, for wine tasters or wine-lovers. Uniquely accessible for Sunday strollers, therefore only by foot, the humble structure emerges from the landscape to welcome people, away from the city. A blue fluorescent sign over access announces a different visit, within, a space only for the initiated.

La Cabuche.

The immediate calm provoked by the feeling of a beautifully composed landscape, as the one surrounding La Cabuche, has a counterpart. There is, in this extreme tranquillity, a sense of strangeness, a vibrant worrying feeling suspended in the air. The beauty of a ‘‘natural’’ scene, as it was discovered at the time of...



Competition 16/05-27/06/2014.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Last May, about one year ago, we started in METALOCUS in a collaboration with TASCHEN, launching a competition in which we were looking for the best house in the 20th century to our readers and, besides, we celebrated 9,000 Facebook fans and our inclusion in 5% of companies most worldwide visited on LinkedIn. Our growth continues forward exponentially, we have more than doubled our presence in Social Networks last year and once again, the spring and the sun bring us energy enough to repropose a similar collaboration with the world renowned publisher TASCHEN.

While last year's competition was a success boh in participation an in awards, this year is not going to be less. Again, we want to thank all our readers for their loyalty with awards as good as the last about TASCHEN. The competition has as prizes several reference books ranging from monographs of architects with worldwide recognition,...


Overview of New Headquarters for BBVA. La Vela extends the Madrid skyline.

BBVA [MAD] Spain.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
From BBVA sent us these aerial images of the evolution of the construction of this complex of buildings that are ending in Madrid, where they just get to its roof according to the project by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron Architekten. La Vela is the name of the highest in the whole of that building then we show the these spectacular images.

In July 2013 and in January 2014 we present to our readers two articles of the construction process on this complex of buildings, that it is ending in Madrid by the Swiss architects Herzog & de...


Anonymization by Robert Harding Pittman at La Fábrica.

Exhibition. La Fabrica [MAD] 10.04 - 01.06.2014
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Robert Harding Pittman began working on ANONYMIZATION over ten years ago. All across the world a uniform model of development, consisting of massive freeways, parking lots, shopping malls, etc., is being stamped onto the earth’s topography. German-American photographer Robert Harding Pittman began working on ANONYMIZATION in Los Angeles over ten years ago. Since then he has been traveling around the world photographing the spread of “L.A. style development” in Las Vegas, Spain, France, Germany, Greece, Dubai and South Korea.

The world was in the midst of a construction boom when the project began. In the meantime most cranes have come to a screeching halt.

All across the world a uniform, homogeneous model of development, inspired by Los Angeles style urban sprawl – consisting of massive freeways, parking lots, shopping malls and large-scale masterplanned communities with golf courses – is being stamped onto the earth’s topography.




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