Ivy Harrison

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Notable new releases on contemporary architecture, design, and culture.

Notable new releases on contemporary architecture, design, and culture.

Metropolis + Norway | Ergonomics for Life

Norway is known for the value it places on social issues, so it’s no surprise that Norwegian design often takes a people-centered approach. Aesthetics are fused with functionality to produce devices that are efficient, health-promoting, eye-catching, and easy to use.

Bjarke Strikes Again

Leave it to Bjarke Ingels to win a competition for his proposal for a new waste to energy plant by designing a 31.000 m2 ski slope. The competition, which yielded 36 proposals in fall 2010, was the largest environmental initiative in Denmark. With a budget of 3.5 Billion DKK, competing teams designed structures to replace a 40- year-old Amagerforbraending plant…

The Giving Tree

Foundation and government support for architecture and design took a hit two years ago, but it now appears to be recovering. Private organizations like the Graham Foundation, as well as federal agencies such as the National Endowment for the Arts, continue to champion architecture and design in new and exciting ways. Through grants and other financial support, these groups play…