Knowledge Train.

By AL BORDE. [Itinerant] Ecuador.
metalocus, ÁNGELA SOLÍS.
We present another project of Al Borde, a train that travels through the Coast of Ecuador carrying culture and knowledge. The project recovers an old train and its tracks, a abandoned infrastructure becomes a hub of activity.

Memory of the project

All those years of hauling have left it deformed. Even though it’s missing a bogie and has been derailed, when you saw it you could not help but feel respect. Not like what we see now ... they don’t make them like they used to." This is how Nelson,...


Robin Nagle: What I discovered in New York City trash

metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
Robin Nagle has been the anthropologist-in-residence at the Department of Sanitation in New York City since 2006.

New York City residents produce 11,000 tons of garbage every day. Every day! This astonishing statistic is just one of the reasons Robin Nagle started a research project with the city's Department of Sanitation. She walked the routes, operated mechanical brooms, even drove a garbage truck herself--all so she could answer a simple-sounding but complicated question: who cleans up after us?



European Prize for Urban Public Space 2014.

[BCN] Spain. Call for entries now open!
metalocus, ÁNGELA SOLÍS.
Until next 23 January, the registration period for entries is open to all kind of interventions creating, recovering or improving the democratic quality of the urban spaces we share and carried out in European cities between 2012 and 2014.

The Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB), the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine (Paris), The Architecture Foundation (London), the Architekturzentrum Wien (Vienna), the Museum of Finnish Architecture (Helsinki...


LATITUD Winner of Design Competition Medellín River Park.

[VIDEO] By Latitud. [MEDELLIN] Colombia.
metalocus, ÁNGELA SOLÍS, vía A57. Ana María Pinzón.
On October 30th, was proclaimed the proposal WJ5 "Parque Botánico Río Medellín" by Latitud Taller de Ciudad y Arquitectura as the winner of the Design Competition Medellín River Park among the four finalists chosen after the first round. Among the finalists were Espinet Ubach Arquitectes I Associats - SLP + Gilberto Villegas Francisco Diaz; G Ctrl + Architecture Studio SAS + Andrés Perea; + Mapas + LAP and Latitud.

The jury discussed the virtues and drawbacks of each of the projects, eventually taking the majority decision to award a First Prize, one Second Prize , and Third Prize:


_Equipo RE9. Espinet Ubach...



By x-studio::Iván Juárez. [Vermont] EE.UU.
metalocus, ÁNGELA SOLÍS.
Art, Projects, Urbanisme
Conceived by Mexican architect Ivan Juarez of x-studio, Water Path is a site specific intervention in which the notion of time and temporality constitutes the essence of the work.

Memory of project.

Path way of senses, a water passage on Gihon River as an intervention that emerges from the landscape to define and discover new senses. Water path is an approach to the landscape context of Gihon River, a stream located a...


ROOTS, 90 years 90 trees.

By x-studio::Iván Juárez. [SLP] Mexico.
metalocus, ÁNGELA SOLÍS.
With 90 trees Ivan Juarez celebrates 90 years of independence of Autonomous University. Trees were first in "la Plaza de los Fundadores" and finally the trees will be planted at different university campuses.

Memory of project.

On the Occasion of the 90th Anniversary of Autonomous University of San Luis Potosí (UASLP) in Mexico, the architect Ivan Juarez, has conceived the site specific intervention Raíces, in one of the most significant urban...



[VIDEO] from Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
Art, Urbanisme
SCRIPTURA VITAE is a short-film based on the artwork of Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic. Commissioned by the UK's Channel 4 as part of the Random Acts arts platform, this film marks the directorial debut of artist and designer, Aerosyn-Lex.

A poetic performance piece exploring duality, SCRIPTURA VITAE stars famed Japanese actress Miho Nikaido, best known for her role in the Japanese cult classic film "Tokyo Decadence", alongside Butoh performer and dancer Maki Shinagawa.

Featuring new original music by Grammy nominated producer DIPLO and standout tracks Parallel World by avant-garde London-based producer ACTRESS and Geisha by the young British duo,...


Los Angeles 2057. LUNAR.

[VIDEO] from Tyson Wade Johnston
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
An utopia nearby, by PRMRY (a group of young designers based in New York and Los Angeles). This short story shows the typical control, or safety on the big cities. Interesting vision of a city like Los Angeles, currently characterized by high dispersion and low density and presented here as a compactness city (typically dirty and neglected, in the Blade Runner tradition) and high density. Interesting the urban illustration.

Set in Los Angeles City, 2057, an outlaw is captured and sentenced to a lifetime of imprisonment on the LUNAR penitentiaries. To reunite with his family, he must become the first convict to escape the corrupt system and return to Earth.




The Plundering, new film by Oliver Ressler.

[VIDEO] METALOCUS. By Oliver Ressler.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
Within the social and economic context in what nowadays we are living in Europe, we bring you today The Plundering, a documentary-film focused on how an excessive privatization of public resources could collapses the society.

The Plundering is focused on the Georgia's problem, whose unstable situation has impoverished a wide part of the population. But perhaps, we have to do self-criticism, because unfortunately the situation the film is talking to us about could be the imperfect future of the next years in countries as ours or in others european countries, at least if the social politics...


Boa Mistura in Mercado de la Cebada.

[MAD] Spain.
metalocus, ÁNGELA SOLÍS.
Art, Urbanisme, Recommendations
Boa Mistura comes to Madrid to fill our life with positivity. Llena de color la vida (Fill your life with colour), live with hope, joy and optimism, everything else will come! is the message they left on the Mercado de la Cebada.

EL MERCADO DE LA CEBADA. Let's put some color on the market!

The Mercado de la Cebada (Barley Market) is located in the heart of La Latina, and is one of the largest wholesale food markets of Madrid. It was built in 1868, and during the beginning of S.XX was one of the most important markets of Madrid. For hygiene problems, the building was demolished in 1956, building the current market n 1958, but lost importance, becoming a simple...



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