"Mies" revisited.

metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
This impressive study about the German architect by Detlef Mertins, a monumental monograph on Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is entitled simply Mies (Phaidon, 2014). This stunning book, has an new interesting contributions, showing us the main Mies's readings or notes on other books. There you can find a reproduction, a page within a page, of page 64 of Romano Guardini’s 1927 book Letters from Lake Como—a book about modernity and human subjectivity—with Mies’s own annotations penciled in the margins, in a surprisingly ornate and delicate hand.

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is one of the twentieth century's most influential architects, —like so many architects a self-invented social climber, shape-shifter, and name changer— was an autodidact. Although he did a few years of Latin and arithmetic at church schools around Aachen, Germany, where he was born in 1886, his formal education was minimal. His rise from a family of stonemasons to a gentleman with the...



The Architecture Gallery. eme3 [BCN] Spain.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
Another of the participants of the recently opened exhibition 'The architecture gallery' is Anna Bach, a young finnish architect whose way of drawing, personal and really intentioned, has proved especially interesting for us.

Today we have introduced in METALOCUS the exhibition 'The architecture gallery' which has been opened today in Barcelona, as well as several of the participants, Adrià Goula previously and now Anna Bach...



The Architecture Gallery. eme3 [BCN] Spain.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
Within the context of the new exhibition 'The Architecture Gallery' which has been recently opened we bring you the photographer Adrià Goula, about we have published before several works for different architecture projects from architects as Josep Lluis Mateo and others.

In addition to architectural photography, Adrià Goula, one of the photographers of reference of our country, does personal works, as the Monocroms series, shown below as part of the opening of  'The Architecture Gallery'.

"Show photo as a new independent and self-sufficient object, and not just as a window into another reality....


The Architects Austin+Mergold win Folly 2014.

Competition. Socrates Sculpture Park. [NYC] US.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Socrates Sculpture Park and The Architectural League of New York have announced that the 2014 Folly winner is SuralArk, designed by Jason Timberlake Austin and Aleksandr Mergold, an installation that is “part ship, part house.”

"Folly" is an annual competition among emerging architects to design and build a large-scale project for public exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City. Below, we highlight the entry of the winning team, who will design and build their project over several months during a residency at Socrates. To read more about Folly...


Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Yale [New Haven-Connecticut] US
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library contains the principal rare books and literary manuscripts of Yale University and serves as a center for research by students, faculty, and other scholars, whether affiliated with Yale or not. Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the Reading Room on the court level after researchers register with the Beinecke.

Established in 1963, Yale’s Beinecke Library celebrated its 50th anniversary on 2013. In the late 1950s, interest in rare books, the philanthropy of the Beineckes, the University’s pressing need for a special collections library, and the design by the architect Gordon Bunshaft, created the Beinecke Library.

One of the largest buildings in the world devoted entirely to...


Antinori Winery by Archea Associati.

[Bargino], Italy.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
Half-way between Florence and Siena we find this winery whose main objetive is to be part of the landscape. In this way, being half-buried, its integration in the surroundings are bigger and the program attempt to develop in a optimal temperature and in the confort conditions for the production of wine.

Memory of project.

The site is surrounded by the unique hills of Chianti, covered with vineyards, half-way between Florence and Siena. A cultured and illuminated...


The Real World of Mad Men.

AMC. 13/04/2014
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
In anticipation of the last Mad Men season 7 (April 13 on US and April 14 on Canal Spain), and because today on AMC (US) is back Mad Men season 6 premiere, TIME brings to you a rare insider’s tour of the Time & Life Building in the 1960s.

The New York City's Time & Life Building, was located at 1271 Avenue of the Americas and designed by the Rockefeller family’s architects, Harrison & Abramowitz & Harris,  and first opened its doors in 1959, meaning that Don Draper were some of its earliest (fictional) occupants.

Today, six decades later,  much...


Pavilion by Renzo Piano in the Kimbell Art Museum.

[VIDEO] KimbellArt. By Renzo Piano + Kendall/Heaton Associates. [Fort Worth] USA.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
The Kimbell Art Museum’s original building was designed by Louis Kahn in 1972. The new building by RPBW accommodates the museum’s growing exhibition and education programmes, allowing the original Kahn building to revert to the display of the museum’s permanent collection.

The programmes and collection of Fort Worth’s Kimbell Art Museum have grown dramatically in recent years, far beyond anything envisioned by the museum in the 1970s. Addressing the severe lack of space for the museum’s exhibition and education programmes, the new building provides gallery space for temporary exhibitions, classrooms and studios for the museum’s education department, a large auditorium of...


CHRONOMANIFESTES by Bernard Tschumi.

Exhibition, Frac Centre.[Orléans] France. 30.04 - 10.08.2014.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Frac (Regional Funds for Contemporary Art), a carte blanche was awarded to one or several designers in 2013 to conceive exhibitions from their collection or invent ways of presenting them. These 23 invitations vouched for the determination of the Frac to demonstrate the extent to which the artist is at the heart of their activities, from the collection to the production of works, including exhibitions.

At Les Abattoirs, Frac Midi Pyrénées in Toulouse, a group exhibition called ‘Les Pléiades’ took place from 28th September 2013 to 5th January 2014 to unite in a single venue all the different cartes blanches, that were presented regionally. For this event, the Frac Centre chose to call upon a figure prominent in its collection: Bernard Tschumi.



'From Modernity to Tradition' by Bureau A.

[VIDEO] Bureau A. Exhibition [Basel] Switzerland. 23.03 – 04.05.2014
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
'From Modernity to Tradition' is the new exhibition by Bureau A for the exhibition 'Orientations' which is taking place since the last 23rd of March to the 4th of April in Basel, Switzerland.

Those days we have been presenting the young swiss architects exhibition 'Orientations'. One of the teams which show its work is Bureau A, which has recently presented its new book 'Maidan Survey'. This time we bring you the...



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