Alésia Museum and Archaeological Park.

by Bernard Tschumi Architects. [Vercingétorix - Burgundy] France. 23/03/2012
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
Architecture, Projects, VIDEO
First builing, part of a museum complex designed by Bernard Tschumi Architects, a new interpretive center on the site of the historic Battle of Alésia will open in a formal ceremony on March 23, 2012. Located in Burgundy, France, the building marks the position of the Roman army, under Julius Caesar, and its encampment surrounding the Gauls under Vercingetorix in 52 B.C. The building will be open to the public starting on March 26th.

Tschumi’s design features a cylindrical building with an exterior envelope made of wood, a material that references the Roman fortifications of the era, some of which are reconstructed in an area a short walk from the building.  The roof of the building is planted with low shrubs and trees, so as to minimize the visual impact of the building when seen from the hill above (the historical position of the Gauls).  The materiality and sustainable...


Theo Angelopoulos

metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
Art, VIDEO, Recommendations
Greece rocked woke up yesterday with the news of the death of filmmaker Theo (Thodoros) Angelopulos. He was the victim of a traffic accident at seven o'clock Wednesday afternoon after being hit by a motorbike while crossing a road in the neighborhood of Drapetsona (near Athens).

Our tribute. A group of unforgettable scenes in "Eternity and a Day", 1998, the bus ride. Going out at night, leaving the dark alone ... and as out of nowhere, three cyclists, with yellow slicker, riding in the same direction.

"The other sea," left unfinished as part of his trilogy about his country. I can not say much, for me it is enough to recall, as constructed look, the way they look, the aesthetic...


ASVOFF Barcelona 2012

metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
Design, VIDEO
Just as we told you a few months ago, ASVOFF (A shaded view on fashion film) is happening in Barcelona this year. Running until January 27th, the festival takes place in the auditorium of CaixaFòrum, Barcelona.

ASVOFF is a festival of fashion cinema. Throughout its history, the event has taken place in various cities linked to the world of fashion such as, Paris, New York, Tokyo.... and has finally arrived in Barcelona. There will be a competition in 3 categories: official (professionals), estudents (fashion and audiovisual schools) and mobile.

As well, if you take a look at their ...


Spanish independent animation cycle, at Reina Sofía Museum.

MNCARS. [MAD] January 28, till March 17, 2012. [Spanish] [VIDEO]
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
Art, Design, VIDEO
This Saturday a new Spanish independent animation cycle, at Reina Sofía Museum, through four programs of short films from the past 50 years, the cycle is an alternative to the major international productions.

La nueva edición del ciclo de cine Museocinema propone, bajo el título Animación española. Un juego sin límites, un recorrido por la animación independiente en España. Los cuatro programas propuestos (Animadas, Imagen de lo irreal, Érase una vez…, Materia viva) pretenden abrir una ventana a una estética distinta a la de las grandes producciones internacionales y, al mismo tiempo, presentar un panorama representativo de la animación española de las...


The Neche Collection. Winterbureau.

by Middle Mind Project [VIDEO]
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
Art, Design, VIDEO, Recommendations
Winterbureau is the Chicago-based creative studio of Veronica Corzo-Duchardt. This is a wonderful profile on Veronica Corzo-Duchardt, in order to celebrate her grandfather’s collection of ‘things’ she started "The Neche Collection". Realism or other type of surrealism.

On April 15, 2011, as a way to celebrate the life of a man who not only played a large role in raising her but also in the development of her art and design, created The Neche Collection.

"The Neche Collection is a project that documents the objects collected by my grandfather Neche Eugenio Hadad, the stories they tell and the work it inspires."


DAVID CHIPPERFIELD, crane.TV and Hepworth Wakefield.

by Crane.tv. [VIDEO]
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
Architecture, VIDEO
The British architect David Chipperfield is renowned as one of the country's most innovative designers. Most recently he worked with the German Embassy on the Hier and There project, and here talks to Crane.tv about his design aesthetic and the importance of one of his most famous structures - the reconstructed Neues Museum in Berlin.

This is TRAVEL IT!

by PKMN [pac-man]. AENA [aeropuertos españoles] Interactive Space [España] [VIDEO]
metalocus, PEDRO NAVARRO
Architecture, VIDEO
TRAVEL IT! is an interactive exhibition by AENA PKMN [pac-man] with La Camorra, MonsterElectronics and Briefing Captain to Aena. This is the latest experiment by PKMN architectures: an interactive exhibition space made ​​for AENA Spanish Airports where the user becomes the leading man of experience, rather than just a mere observer.

Travel it!

Farewell to the monologue, welcome to the custom interactivity.

Travel it! is a plural forum where every user defines his "flight plan" to land in sustainable solutions developed by Aena airports, in the environmental, social and economic development. A novel approach embodied in a transmedia platform is developed in two dimensions::



by Juan Rayos [VIDEO]
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
Photography, VIDEO
The new chapter of this series that we like, it's here, "LAND OF CASTLES". We have presented here the premiere of the first and second chapters: "YELLOW HORIZONS" and "THE ISLAND".

This Tuesday, January 24th, LAND OF CASTLES premiere. The third episode of Juan Rayos and Longboard Girls Crew audio-visual Project; ENDLESS ROADS.

In this third episode, they return from Mallorca and visit Carlota’s parents in their family house in Denia. They invite their to paella right in front of the beach. They spend the night in Calpe and continue our journey to the country’s interior. Castillian...


Extreme Architecture and Events.

by Snow R. Shai.[VÍDEO]
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
Architecture, VIDEO
"Marina Bay Sands Skypark BASE Jump. Singapore 2012." This New Year’s Day, Marina Bay Sands has been chosen as the venue to the largest BASE jumping attempt in Singapore. Seven professional BASE jumpers, participated in this adrenaline pumping display to welcome the New Year. Este Día de Año Nuevo, el Marina Bay Sands ha sido elegida como sede para el intento de salto BASE más grande de Singapur. Siete saltadores BASE profesionales, participaron en esta pantalla de adrenalina para dar la bienvenida al Año Nuevo.

Jumpers / POV shots:
Marta Empinotti, James Pouchert, Amanda Vicharelli,
Anne Helliwell, Tim Mattson, Brendon Cork and Jeb Corliss.

Directed & edited by Snow R. Shai.
Director of Photography: Yaron Weinstein.
Key Grip: Rahim
Grip assist: Syah
Music: '3 Towers' by PowderTree.
Photographers: John Heng, Brad.
Production Coordinator: Stephen Mueller.
Produced by Omer Mei-Dan, ExtremeGate.com


Mark Jenkins: Go Figure!

by Mark Jenkins. Gestalten. [VIDEO] January 19, 2012 - February 26, 2012
metalocus, PEDRO NAVARRO
American artist Mark Jenkins's urban (and rural) interventions are street-smart—in the truest sense of the word. He positions his unique tape sculptures all around the world—from North to South America, from Europe to Asia and the Middle East.

 © Mark Jenkins

Jenkins creates and sets free a colorful cast of characters by way of clear tape casts: The homeless, kids, beggars, polar bears, and horses (to name but a few) all take their place in the wild, wild urban space, while...



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