27/09/2013

The Sagrada Familia in 2026

[VIDEO] from sagradafamiliacat
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
Architecture, Urbanisme
Final stages of Gaudí's masterpiece. The video shows the final look of the masterpiece designed by Gaudí. In it you can see the different stages through which pass the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona to completion over the next 12 years. La Sagrada Familia finished ... virtually, of course!

La Sagrada Familia is Barcelona's greatest icon, with millions of visitors a year and income astronomical. The last weekend to celebrate the festival of La Mercè is lived an open day attended by 33,600 people for free. One of its main attractions is its large central nave, which is already in operation, although there is still much to do outside.

The only thing not shown in the video is the planned urban intervention in the...

26/09/2013

2013 series TEDxCity2.0

[VIDEOS] of talks from TEDxCity2.0 20/09/2013
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
Architecture, Urbanisme, VIDEO
On September 20, 2013, TEDCity2.0 took place at the TimesCenter in New York City. Co-curated and co-hosted by Chris Anderson, John Cary, and Courtney Martin, the event surfaced stories of urban ingenuity and interdependence from across the globe, and featured an unexpected mix of over 20 speakers, including several 2012 City 2.0 Award winners.

Live-streamed for free, the TEDCity2.0 anchor event coincided with self organized TEDxCity2.0 events over a 48-hour period. TEDx communities worldwide are envisioning the cities of our future and sharing big ideas about collaborative action and sustainable solutions.

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25/09/2013

From Olympic Games to Urban Games.

[VIDEO] By PKMN [Salt Lake City] Utah. USA.
metalocus, ROBERTO ALIA.
The response of citizenship is the key to success or failure in every urban intervention. PKMN's project to "SixtyNine Seventy, The Spaces Between" competition backs on citizen's revitalization as an strategy to activate this Salt Lake City location, and on the Urban Games Spirit as a tool to develop their proposal.

Memory of project.

Every citizen of Salt Lake experienced the Salt Lake 2002 Winter Games in an individual and exclusive way, making a fundamental part of the Olympic MEMORIES of the city, led by the TRANSFORMING AND EDUCATIONAL POWER of the...

22/09/2013

"Middle East", by Josep Lluis Mateo.

Book. ETH ZÜRICH.
metalocus, CANDELA OLIVA.
We have just received Josep Lluís Mateos' last publication, "Middle East". This part of the world is presented in the book as a paradoxical environment, with an architecture that is torn between the place's cultural and historical relevance, and the great activity and growth it has experienced in the last years. Highly recommendable!

Josep Lluís Mateo has published "Middle East Landscape – City – Architecture" with his Chair at the department of architecture at ATH Zürich, as part of the series "Architectural Papers". Established in 2005, the series covers a wide range of topics related to teaching architecture and architectural culture in general.

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19/09/2013

Future Perfect, distopic cities of the future at Lisbon Triennale.

[VIDEO] Museu da Electricidade [Lisbon] Portugal. 12/09 - 15/12/2013.
metalocus, ROBERTO ALIA
Every one has ever think of the city of the future. For this group of artists, biologists, architects and writers this try goes beyond the attempt, and becomes the content of this exhibition: images of cities dominated by technology in a distopic future.

Future Perfect is a fictional, future city. A think tank of scientists, technologists, designers, artists and science fiction authors have collectively developed this imaginary place, the landscapes that surround it and the stories it contains. The exhibition is a stage set for a collection of fictions, emerging infrastructures and design experiments that can be inhabited as large-scale districts of the future city....

18/09/2013

Think Sol: Smokescreen or Competition?

Concurso [MAD] Spain.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
Yesterday, the launching of the competition for the transformation of Puerta del Sol square in Madrid was presented in front of some members of the media. It had been announced in May during the election period, and yesterday was officially presented by the Dean of the College of Architects of Madrid, José Antonio Granero.

The official launch of the competition, which was planned for Friday 27th, will finally take place on Monday 30th September, coinciding with the start of Madrid Architecture Week -this year the events will be brought forward a few days, taking place between 30th September and 7th October.

The competition will have three different phases. First, a period of one month for citizen involvement, when an interactive screen will be...

16/09/2013

FAV. Festival des Architectures Vives 2013.

8th edition. [Montpellier] France.
metalocus, ALEX DURO via v2com.
Today we present you the projects of the last edition of FAV, Festival des Architectures Vives 2013, a path through the city of Montpellier where it can be find different ephemeral installations of young architects who reflect on the architecture and the development in existing urban context.

The last FAV edition, Festival des Architectures Vives 2013, which took place between 12th and 16th of June, presents us different installations of young architects in a path along the old city of Montpellier, connecting mansions and courtyards, private areas and not visible spaces to visitors.

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23/08/2013

"Art in the City" by Spirit of Space (2013)

[VIDEO] by Spirit of Space
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
Art in the City's perspective contextualizes the art as truly part of its city.

With its public art, Chicago holds itself to the highest standard by thoughtfully selecting artists that sensitively understand the magnitude and impact of their work. Whether it's Picasso's sculpture for Daley Plaza, or in Millennium Park, Anish Kapoor's Cloud Gate or Jaume Plensa's Crown Fountain, each piece, in its own way, is an expression of Chicago. The success of a public work of art is measured not merely by aesthetics, but rather, by its magnetic...

21/08/2013

Tracking Time by Camilo José Vergara

National Humanities Medal. USA.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
On Wednesday July 10, photographer Camilo Jose Vergara was awarded by the president of the United States, Barack Obama, along with 22 other professionals (playwrights, architects, filmmakers, historians, poets, etc.) by his brilliant work for four decades documenting with his camera urban and social changes in the poorest and most depressed areas of the United States.

“I am a builder of virtual cities. I think of my images as bricks that, when placed next to each other, reveal shapes and meanings of neglected urban communities.” 

Txt.- Camilo José Vergara

Resident in the United States for decades, his work has always been quiet and it has...

13/08/2013

HØSE BRIDGE by Rintala Eggertsson Architects

[Suldal] Norway
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
Rintala Eggertsson Architects have recently finished a new project in Suldal, southwest Norway and want to share it again with METALOCUS. The project is a pedestrian bridge and a pavilion for hikers crossing the river Suldalslågen.

The project tries reduce its footprint on the ground with a "box beam". Near the access has a viewpoint covered, and from interior using sheets stretch-metal of stainless steel, has a vertical and horizontal transparent conexion with the landscape. Again a good project by this Norwegian team.

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