Norman Foster and Arco.

metalocus, PEDRO NAVARRO
Architecture, Art, VIDEO
The newspaper, El Pais, presents a brief statement by Sir Norman Foster in ARCO art fair in Madrid, Spain this week: "Arco is a magical combination: more than art, is more than architecture"

6 tickets free! for CARNIVAL CBA: ¡BRASIL!

Círculo de Bellas Artes [MAD] 18/02/2012.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
Are you looking for 6 free tickets to the Carnival of the Circle of Fine Arts, on Saturday February 18? Read on. Quick, time is short!

Congratulations for Radio Círculo for this initiative. Peaked hat!!!


Voces de Minerva, the cultural space diary Radio Círculo...


Francesco Franchi

Gestalten TV [VIDEO]
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
Design, VIDEO
Good design on paper by Francesco Franchi is shown. We have come across the work of this Italian editorial designer a few times, and each time we stop whatever we are doing and marvel. Gestalten.tv met with him last summer in Berlin to talk about his influences, innovative storytelling and non-linear reading in today's editorial design.

Francesco Franchi is the art director for IL-Intelligence in Lifestyle, the monthly magazine of Il Sole 24 ORE, Italy’s leading financial daily."Embracing new languages in journalism", Franchi is a true master of combining representation and interpretation, creating a visual form that is as graphic as it is narrative, as entertaining as it is informative. His work has been awarded on numerous occasions, including the...


JET LAG, New Works by Luis Urculo

The Popular Workshop Gallery. [SAN FRANCISCO] January 20 - (extended to) March 2, 2012 [VIDEO]
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
Art, Exhibitions, VIDEO
The Popular Workshop is exhibiting JET LAG, new work from Madrid based architect, designer and artist Luis Urculo.

Mixing a myriad of references, Urculo collects materials, errors, alternate versions of time and landscapes to create an atlas of memories, diagrams and structures. Works are drawn in slow motion, pencil sketches are treated as sculpture and reinterpreted through crochet, wood, glass and plastic. Urculo's work is characterized by his unusual, complex and irreverent portrayal of architecture, both physical and cultural and the unexpected narratives that...



Studio Banana TV Interviews [VIDEO]
metalocus, LUIS TERRAIN vía Miguel Rodenas Mussons
Architecture, VIDEO
Last November, before it was awarded, we showed you the MUCA project by COR & Asociados. We are glad they won the ASCER prize with a building as simple and smart. Now, Studio Banana TV features MUCA Music Hall and auditorium with explanations by its author, COR, ASCER architecture award.

Más información a continuación en los links.


Interview by Studio Banana TV. Translation by Noelia Correa.


Spanish Creators in New York (Creadores Españoles en Nueva York)

Consulate General of Spain in New York. [NYC]
metalocus, PEDRO NAVARRO
Spanish Creators in New York is a section within the website of the Consulate General of Spain in New York http://www.spainculturenewyork.org, which consists on a series of interviews with creative professionals living in New York. These artists belong to a range of disciplines including: theater, literature, visual arts, music, dance, architecture, design and gastronomy.

Some of the most recently published interviews correspond to the writer and member of the Royal Spanish Academy, Antonio Muñoz Molina; the architect, artist, theorist and professor at Columbia University, Jorge Otero-Pailos; the conductor, pianist and professor of Spanish Literature at Fordham University Rafael Lamas; the director of Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York, Eva Franch i Gilabert...


Premiere. Linotype: The Film

The Film Trailer.
metalocus, PEDRO NAVARRO
Design, VIDEO
One year ago it was one of the first articles in METALOCUS, now already the film screening since 3rd February. Linotype: The Film is a feature-length documentary centered around the Linotype type casting machine. Called the “Eighth Wonder of the World” by Thomas Edison, it revolutionized printing and society.The film tells the surprisingly emotional story of the people connected to the Linotype and how it impacted the world.

Director & Editor: Douglas Wilson
Director of Photography: Brandon Goodwin
Audio & Sound Design: Jess Heugel
Music: Iron & Wine "Freedom Hangs Like Heaven"

The movie’s world premiere was February 3rd at the SVA Theatre in New York City. Upcoming Film Screenings and tickets are on sale now over on their...



metalocus, LUIS TERRAIN
Design, VIDEO, Recommendations
Would you like to regain old series you saw years ago?, Or even those which were made before you were born, or in addition to viewing the need to do some research, well, now you can. Like a wikipedia of moving picture it were, the EUScreen site is an astounding digital archive aiming to preserve Europe’s television heritage, 1900-present.

Explore videos, images, text and audio from European broadcasters and audiovisual archives ranging from the early 1900s to the present day.


Lost in Tokyo.

by Mark Bramley. [VIDEO]
metalocus, PEDRO NAVARRO
Design, VIDEO
Mark Bramley is photographer had 2 days to himself in Tokyo so he decided to take about 10,000 photos. All shot on a Canon 5D MkII. All the video footage was shot handheld. Good weekend!!

Timelapse: Lost in Tokyo by Mark Bramley.

Music is by GMZ - Parametaphoriquement.

You can check out more of his photography here: markbramley.com


Catalytic Clothing, aim to purify air

by Helen Storey and Tony Ryan. [-3- VIDEOS]
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
Art, Design, VIDEO
Today was knew the winner for PS1 MoMA Courtyard, with a great idea, to use a special nylon fabric which is treated with a chemical spray with Titania nanoparticles that neutralizes airborne pollutants. If you want to know more about this technology developed by British designer Helen Storey and scientist Tony Ryan, this is your post.

It is an unlikely collaboration: She is a fashion designer whose creations have been worn by Madonna, Michael Jackson and Prince while he is a world-renowned polymer chemist. But together, Helen Storey and Tony Ryan are fusing style and substance to create clothes that purify the air we breathe.

Catalytic Clothing seeks to explore how clothing and textiles can be used as a catalytic surface to purify air, employing existing...



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