April 2005

Desktop Comet

Richard Sapper—designer of the legendary Tizio lamp—has created a new task lamp, the Halley, using LED technology.

Italy’s New Wave

A cadre of young architects looks to shake up the country’s long-stagnant building culture.

The Art of War

A show housed in bunkers on Kinmen Island addresses the legacy of conflict between Taiwan and China.

Bush to Cities: Drop Dead!

If proposed cuts to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development go through, it could be 1975 all over again.

You Don’t Have to Do Windows

Already being tested by architects, self-cleaning glass now finds its way into the residential market.

Night Lights

When archrivals begin sharing a Munich soccer stadium, it will be the glowing facade that lets fans know who’s up.

A Smorgasbord of Young Italian Architects

Instant City

Work has begun on a huge project in South Korea. KPF looks to plan and build a $25 billion town of 100,000 people—in ten years.

This Old House

A piece of prefab history in Massachusetts must find a new site—or else be demolished.

2nd Story

The recent restoration of a Neutra house uses the master’s original drawings to satisfy the current craze for more space.

Aesthetic Minefield

Redesigning a design magazine presents a whole slew of unique challenges.

Flashes of Brilliance

A selection of innovative new lighting.

Light Tiles

SmartSlab LED panels flaunt superior graphics for everything from small-scale interiors to billboards.

Contour Lighting

Brooklyn-based Lite Brite Neon Studio playfully subverts the perception that neon is tacky.

Project: Play

At the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Hank Koning and Julie Eizenberg weren’t afraid to make a mess.

Crossing Guard

An Open Letter to the Dean

Our irrepressible columnist takes an irreverent look at the legacy of architecture’s most famous (and irrepressible) gadfly.

Sew Slim

The ultimate domestic workhorse gets a sleek makeover.

Big Air

The new Airbus A380—which dwarfs the Boeing 747—is Europe’s huge, high- stakes gamble on the future of international air travel.

Safe Harbor

Young Danish architects create a wavy structure that reclaims a polluted waterfront site for the community.

Memorials and Amnesiacs

Soon a national memorial will be built in the Pennsylvania hills. Will it reflect our place in history?

Bright Lights, Big City

Helsinki—a place that sees just three hours of daylight in winter—embarks on a lighting plan for the entire city.

Coffee-Table Gravitas

Is the S,M,L,XL treatment the best way to talk about human rights?

Teen Spirit

Matali Crasset refashions a French department store as a youth hangout.

The High Life?

Residents question whether high-rise condos make sense in Las Vegas.

Good Shelter

SCI-Arc students create a place for L.A.’s homeless to take shade.

Coffee for Two

Joost Alferink reveals the finer points of WAACS’s Senseo Coffee Pod System for Philips.

<i>Live</i>, from Louisville!

The makeover of a defunct mall sparks controversy over what is good for the city.

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