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...


Wendy, by HWKN, wins MoMA PS 1 Courtyard Competition.

by HWKN. MoMA PS1: YAP [NYC] Summer 2012.[VIDEO]
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA via The New York
An architectural installation meant to clean the air to a degree equivalent to removing 260 cars from the road has won the final round of MoMA PS1’s Young Architects’ Program. HWKN, the office of Marc Kushner and Matthias Hollwich has been selected as the winning design in a competition to transform the courtyard of MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, Queens. Congratulations!!

The New York-based architecture and design firm behind the proposal, HWKN, won the 13th Young Architects Program, which honors a young practice by inviting to design and build an outdoor installation in the courtyard of MoMA PS1.

The project,  called  Wendy, features a network of scaffolding apparatus on the site that resembles a three-dimensional blue star enclosing nylon fabric treated with a chemical...


Timelapse of Safe Haven Library by TYINtegnestue.

TYINtegnestue Architects + Rintala Eggertsson Architects. [Ban Tha Song Yang] Thailand. [VIDEO]
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
We were the first to publish the work of new generations of Norwegian architects (TYINtegnestue, Sami Rintala), which reinvented architecture in their countries and away from their countries. With this video, a set of timelapses describing the work done by 12 norwegian architects students and several local Karen workers in January 2008. The building is designed and built in two weeks and covers the need for a library for Karen orphanages living at the border to Burma.

The simple construction of the open bamboo facades provided ample natural ventilation through out the whole structure. Iron wood make up the solid frame construction and serves as a comfortable floor for the children to play on. The bookshelves are a floor to ceiling height structure that runs the full length of the concrete wall and the floor remains unfurnished to give room different activities



Internet of Things (and People) Madrid

Meialab Prado [MAD] 11/02/2012 11:00h
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
Urbanisme, VIDEO
Next February 11, 2012, at Madrid. Theorethical and working session about Internet of Things - IoT-, and how can we put it into practice in our daily live, within workshops and presentations. Open registration.

Date: 11.02.2012 11:00h
Venue: Medialab Prado · Plaza de las Letras, C/ Alameda, 15. Madrid.

Internet of Things - IoT - evokes a near future in which daily objects are interconnected to a global network. Thanks to the invention of open, low cost solutions, it is possible to easily and inexpensively develop prototypes. Several practical workshops using the...


City Fireflies on the digital facade.

Meialab Prado [MAD] [VIDEO]
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
Urbanisme, VIDEO
City Fireflies is a multiplayer interactive game designed by Víctor Díaz and Sergio Galán for Mediala-Prado's digital facade. This activity aims to claim the square as a game space in which audiences will have to eliminate threatens appearing in the urban space.

Time: Monday to Saturday 7pm - Midnight


Point of departure

A menacing invader of dozens of creatures wants to take over the Plaza de las Letras. Players have to finish with them before they end up covering the whole space. For this, they can count on the lights...


HG Esch. "Cities Unknown".

KPF Gallery. [LON] R.U. January 23 - March 16, 2012. [VIDEO]
metalocus, LUIS TERRAIN
KPF gallery (London) is currently showcasing the work of photographer H.G. Esch from his “Cities Unknown” series. Born in Neuwied, (Germany), Hans Georg Esch is one of the greatest architectural photographers of our time. He prefers to see the world from bird's eye view. Through his views, he lets us see the essence of new and great cities.

“In this series, architectural photographer H.G. Esch documents China’s rapidly growing megacities. Yet instead of concentrating on familiar metropolises such as Beijing or Shanghai, he focuses his lens on virtually unknown cities, such as Chongqing, Tianjin, or Shenyang.”

In his series Unknown Cities, he is witness to the amazing growth of Chinese cities, giving a face to the unprecedented boom in the most populous country in...


FREAKS freearchitects - Sur Mesure. Installation

By FREAKS freearchitects. [PAR] France. [VIDEO]
metalocus, LUIS TERRAIN
The new generation of French architects seem to emerge gradually, after a long silence, becoming more active and interesting. This summer we brought the work of the Swiss team NOMAD. Now, equally fresh ideas, the team "FREAKS freearchitects" formed by Guillaume Aubry, Cyril Gauthier y Yves Pasquet.

Sur Mesure is an installation by French studio "FREAKS freearchitects" (Guillaume Aubry, Cyril Gauthier and Yves Pasquet.). This installation shows how stuck huge dimension arrows onto the facade of the French Communist Party Headquarters building in Paris (by Oscar Niemeyer) in a bid to show the general public about the importance of architecture.

Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer ended the building, in the...


Jameson House by Foster + Partners

by Foster and Partners[Vancouver] Canada [VIDEO]
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
Architecture, HOUSING, VIDEO
Foster + Partners Architects have just completed the project of a new 35-storey mixed-use tower named Jameson House, next to two buildings in the 1920 in the renovated district of Vancouver, Canada.

The project combines the restoration of heritage buildings with new construction: the lower level offices and shops knit with the existing streetscape to reinvigorate the downtown neighbourhood, while the apartments above face dramatic views of the bay and create a new landmark on the skyline.

Fusing old and new, the site connects the city’s financial centre with its emerging creative hub, and the...


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...



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