"Prelude" by Andrea Santolaya.

Mondo Gallery [MAD] Spain. 10/10-09/11/2013.
From the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Andrea Santolaya photographs the world's Russian Ballet. Nacho Duato, Artistic Director of Mikhailovsky Ballet, invited her to live with them this experience in order to development work that today we bring. "Prelude" documents from a contemporary point of view this world through costume, scenarios, faces, dancers, masters and architecture. The whites and blacks, the contrast and darkness express themselves the Russian context.

The starting point of this project is a quest within the representation of dance and its origins inside the Russian Ballet. Therefore, I moved to the heart of classsical theater: the Mikhailovsky Theater in Saint Petersburg. The Mikhailovsky ballet is formed by a one hundred percent Russian body. Dancers, masters, artisans, everyone inside the theater is Russian....


"Papa, vient jouer chez moi!" EMBT.

Small house for a Kolonihaven. 1996. [Copenhagen] Denmark.
We continue with the series of houses in which we feel the architect is present in his most intimate side, reflecting his personality, dreams and wishes in his own work. Today we bring you the Kolonihaven pavilion, a project by Miralles and Tagliabue. It is a reflection on the passage of time that filters some pieces of the placid family life of the architects.

Collecting the pass of time...

    The house thus becomes a calendar.

    It registers the movement of time during the year or during a lifetime...

Children's Room...


Palace "House Condestable" by Tabuenca & Leache Arquitectos.

[VIDEO] by StudioBanana.tv [Pamplona], Spain.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
An old palace mansion from 16th century is restored into a modern building, without renouncing to its original style, for housing a cultural center with a variety program. It is an example of sensibility in the use of materials and in the combination of modernity and heritage.

Located in Pamplona, Navarra, Spain, the Palace "Casa Condestable" is an important piece into the urban develop Programa URBAN Pamplona from 2001, financed by the European Union, and which had as goal to enhance the old city and Rochape areas.

Its history begins in 1548, when Luis Beamount, IV Count of León and Condestable del Reino, bought the adjacent plot to its house...


OMA completes the Shenzhen Stock Exchange HQ in China.

[ Shenzhen] China
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
The new headquarters for the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE) has been completed in Shenzhen's Central Business District. The 180,000 m2 building is OMA's next completed building in China after the CCTV Headquarters in Beijing.

Synopsis of project

Defying the conventional building typology of tower-on-podium, SZSE's three-storey base is cantilevered 36m above the ground, allowing for a generous public space below and a lush roof garden on top. The raised podium contains the listing hall...


Mercat dels Encants by b720.

[VIDEO] from prompt. [BCN] Spain.
"Los encantistas" enjoy the new market, a market that continues with the essence of the old, of the improvised, movement and chaos of buying and selling, neighborhood environment, developing all the market on one level and empowering them with a cover that reflects everything.

Memory of the project.

Els Encants de Barcelona is a century-old market that had been organized informally as a street market.The site for the new location, not far from the current site, is found at the intersection of AvenidaMeridianaand...


SURREALISM AND THE DREAM in Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.

[MAD] Spain. 8/10/2013- 12/01/2014.
metalocus, ÁNGELA SOLÍS.
If you have more desire to Surrealism after the exhibition "Dalí. All of the the poetic suggestions and plastic possibilities", Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum brings SURREALISM AND THE DREAM, with more artists like René Magritte, André Breton and Man Ray, among others. An exhibition that you can't miss it!

Opening on 8 October, the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza is presenting the first monographic exhibition on Surrealism and the dream. Including a total of 163 works by the great Surrealist masters –André Breton, Salvador Dalí, Paul Delvaux, Yves Tanguy, Joan Miró, René Magritte, Max Ernst, André Masson, Jean Arp and Man Ray– the exhibition will offer a thematic presentation of the Surrealists’ visual...


Fragile Shelter by Hidemi Nishida Studio.

[Sapporo], Japan.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
This temporary shelter is located in a deep forest in Sapporo, Japan, and seeks to be such a base for winter activities. Built only with wood and plastic its elegant appearance is softened within the trees.

Raised over the ground with a wooden structure, tries to be higher than the snow level. This decision turn the shelter into a levitated building over the ground, minimising its impact on it.

This project is a temporary shelter in the wild winter forest. It leads people to gather, and number of events happened there. Sometimes, local student makes a party at there and sometimes local kindergarten children...


HANGAR: Visual Arts Creation Center, by Yaiza Terré + Arantxa Manrique.

By Yaiza Terré + Arantxa Manrique. Can Ricart Complex [BCN] Spain.
metalocus, ROBERTO ALIA
Can Ricart scars, as footprints of the time going through the complex, are conserved in its refurbishment, keeping the roughness of its walls. To them, new programmatic boxes are added, transforming the previous conditions, and adapting the buildings to its new use as a center for visual arts creation.

Memory of proy¡ject.

The project is part of the "Fábricas de Creación" programe promoted by the Barcelona city council in order to reactivate the old industrial spaces of the city now in disuse,...


Le Corbusier Secret Photographer.

Book. Lars Müller Publishers.
metalocus, ÁNGELA SOLÍS.
Now we know the way of looking of Le Corbusier through his photographs. He was not only an architect, a designer and a painter, was also a photographer, he took lots of photographs during his travels, all with his particular look and a special sensitivity, Lars Müller's collected it in a book that we will love discovering!

In Le Corbusier: Secret Photographer, Tim Benton reflects on the famous architect’s use of photography, starting with the young Charles-Edouard Jeanneret’s attempts to take professional photographs during his travels in central Europe, the Balkans, Turkey, Greece, and Italy. While Le Corbusier always claimed that he saw no virtue in taking photographs, he actually...


Spanish architects of the twentieth century in the BNE Donations

Exhibition [MAD] Spain. 01/10/2013 - 26/01/2014
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
The exhibition will run until January 26, 2014 and is part of program acts Week of Architecture of Madrid, presents drawings from seventeen studies Spanish architects active during the twentieth century.

Antonio Fernández Alba and RAE academic architect  declared during the presentation of the exhibition  Arquitectos españoles del siglo XX en la BNE / Twentieth century Spanish Architects in BNE: "The architect's drawing reflects memory, ever-changing field and look, that's the idea that tries to find what is the future. "

Received all by donation, now part of the collection of drawings of...



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