ECUMENÓPOLIS. Session XIV. Urban landmarks. "The Freaky Story of the Funky Skyscraper"

by Andrés Rubio, Kokelandia, Spain, 2011, 54’, V.O.Spanish. ECUMENÓPOLIS [BCN] 16/04/2012 [VIDEO]
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
Ecumenopolis continuous cycle in the COAC. The next session was devoted to urban landmarks. This critical review has an exceptional contribution from the movie "The delirious history Pagoda / The Freaky Story of the Funky Skyscraper" directed by Andrew Rubio. A sad story that took place in Madrid, full of controversy triggered by the demolition of the building Jorba Laboratories. When in 1999 "La Pagoda", one of the most popular works by architect Miguel Fisac​​, began to be demolished in the Madrid airport road, a large group of young architects met at the base of the building to try to stop its destruction, but it was useless.. They failed, but the controversy served to many people, not just architects, was interested in the figure and work of Miguel Fisac.

Enigmatic, solitary traveler and imaginative inventor, the documentary that follows the path proposed by Fisac, from the beginning at La ​​Mancha (setting a world which is then reflected in his work as "chicken foot" chair ) until his arrival in Madrid and its projection as one of the most influential, complex and misunderstood architects by Franco time and years of political transition to democracy. His work includes about 400 works, many of them in...


City of Citizens. LIEU D'ÊTRE at PARIS.

by Compagnie ACTE. Gare de Lyon / Place Henri Frenay [PAR] France. 1-2-3/06/2012 [ 2 VIDEOS]
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
This choreography "Manifesto for Inhabiting Utopia" created by Annick Charlot for the Lyon Dance Biennial in 2010, is having a good travel. This proposal, for nomadic cities, will have its next stop on days, 1 to 3 June 2012 on the Henri Frenay square next to the Gare de Lyon in Paris.

The proposal is imbued in the current dynamics in which through the active participation of citizens on public space of cities, this space is again of them. The company will invite to 80 Parisians to participate and be complicit in the action. Sincerely, Hat tip!!

In the 70's, the capital of France suffered some transformations such as the Place Henri Frenay, next to the Gare de...


Three videos, three projects by Reiser + Umemoto

by Reiser + Umemoto [VIDEO]
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport, Kaohsiung Port Terminal and Taipei Pop Music Center by Reiser + Umemoto. Three projects, two winners and one with construction plans for 2014

Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Republic of China, 2010

Winning Entry, Two-stage Open Competition
Scheduled Construction, 2014
Type: Cruise Ship Terminal and Port Service Center


HILL [VIDEO] or Packard Motor Car Company, design by Albert Kahn.

by thismustbetheplace [Detroit] Michigan. U.S.A. [VIDEO]
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
The situation of neglect, I would say that the "implosion" of Detroit is well known since the late 1990's. One of the main notaries this has been the Chilean photographer Camilo José Vergara, and are well known attempts to declare areas of the city as "skyscraper ruins park," an "American Acropolis," for the preservation and study of the deteriorating and empty skyscrapers.

The automobile industry (not the car, another issue that we could also talk), not only pollute, also,it  waterproofs territory, with obsolete structures that are abandoned, because "not profitable" (?) their recycling. If anything differentiates Europe from U.S., but not always, it is the brutality with which urban structures, of great complexity and length, are stranded, during years and decades without recovery plans. It involves the...


"Ganz Licht und frei in der Frankfurter Küche" [Light and Free in the Frankfurt Kitchen]

Por Darya von Berner. Ernst-May-Haus [Frankfurt] Germany. From 12/04 to 20/05, 2012.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
The installation Ganz Licht und frei in der Frankfurter Küche (Light and Free in the Frankfurt Kitchen), by Darya von Berner is a tribute to the architects Ernst May (1886-1970) and Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky (1897-2000). It takes place in the Ernst-May-Haus, the prototype house of the New Frankfurt, inside of the world’s only almost completely preserved Frankfurt Kitchen ‘in situ’.

The kitchen represented in its day, the introduction of a rational furniture design, electric light, as well as functionality and time savings in terms of movements.

Darya von Berner changes the design of this first ‘modern kitchen’ in her intervention, if lightbulbs replaced candles and kerosene lamps in former times, today a supple and flexible light tape is used to trace paths on floor and kitchen furniture surfaces.


Marco Tempest: A magical tale (with augmented reality)

Videos TED [VIDEO]
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
Design, VIDEO
There are many presentations of TED videos and not all interest us alike. Many of them, because moving away from our subject and others simply for its lack of interest. The video has trapped us today from start to finish, his six long minutes worth. There are many negative news, for this reason if you recoup some of our human condition through the illusion and technology, this video makes it worth the six minutes devoted to his vision. Congratulations to one of the best magicians of the moment!

Marco Tempest spins a beautiful story of what magic is, how it entertains us and how it highlights our humanity -- all while working extraordinary illusions with his hands and an augmented reality machine. A magician and illusionist for the 21st century, Marco Tempest blends cutting-edge technology with the flair and showmanship of Houdini.



Le vent (ballet super slow motion)

[VIDEO] by Simon Iannelli & Johannes Berger.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
Design, VIDEO
This video of Ballet dancers in super slow motion is stunning. If features Marina Kanno and Giacomo Bevilaqua from Staatsballett Berlin performing several jumps captured in slow motion at 1000 frames per second.

Marina Kanno and Giacomo Bevilaqua from Staatsballett Berlin perform several jumps captured in slow motion at 1000 frames per second.

Directed by Simon Iannelli & Johannes Berger

Camera by Dr. Frank Gabler & Hendrik Nix, slomotec

Coordination Staatsballett Berlin Doreen Windolf & Alexandra van Veldhoven

Music Radiohead - Everything In Its Right...



by Team Getaway [VIDEO]
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
Design, VIDEO
Getaway is a short animation about...well...getting away. We hope the film inspires you to do just that!

You can check out our process here: getawayfilm.blogspot.com/

Team Getaway is: Eric Cunha - Ryan Chong - Seung Sung - Debbie Lim - Shane Simpson - Kolina Hang - Bryan Cha.



Video by Marcel Schindler [VIDEO]
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
Design, VIDEO
The news of the disappearance of Mingote is already known to all, here is our tribute to his work, more than a draftsman, with the video on the drawings of the famous play by Ernst Hemingway "The Old Man and the Sea" by Hagen Reiling.


A stop-motion film, inspired by Ernest Hemingway's short story "The Old Man and the Sea". Term paper on "Image and Communication", Prof. Dr. Reiner Nachtwey, FH Düsseldorf.

Drawing / / Hagen Reiling
Camera animation / / Marcel Schindler
Music / / Awolnation: Sail




Cines Verdi [MAD][BCN] [Only in Spanish]
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
Art, VIDEO, Recommendations
Una buena opción para esta semana Santa es la que nos presentan los Cines Verdi a partir de mañana, miércoles 4 de Abril, en Madrid y Barcelona con el estreno, por primera vez en Alta Definición y totalmente restauradas, de cuatro Obras Maestras del Cine, dirigidas por el maestro del suspense ALFRED HITCHCOCK. Una ocasión única para cinéfilos y todos en general de poder disfrutar con estas joyas del Séptimo Arte en la gran pantalla, como nunca antes las habías podido ver antes.

A PARTIR DEL 4 DE ABRIL de 2012 (y por tiempo limitado):

PSICOSIS (1960): Se proyectará a las 16:00 h.
LOS PÁJAROS (1963):  A las 18:10 h.
VÉRTIGO (DE ENTRE LOS MUERTOS) (1958):  A las 19:30 h.
CON LA MUERTE EN LOS TALONES (1959):  A las 22:00 h.

Algunas curiosidades sobre "Psicosis":

Se puede ver a Alfred Hitchcock...



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