Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine April 2003
If Levittown epitomized postwar culture, what does Denver’s Stapleton development say about America today?
An estimated 450,000 scavengers pick over the trash heaps in Jakarta, Indonesia, collecting anything they think they can resell. When American artist Ann Wizer moved there in 2000, she saw an opportunity to help the scavengers and take her art in a new direction. “Last year I had an exhibition called Empty Legacy: Works Made from Trash,” she says. “I…
Seeing America, one parking lot at a time.
New looks for kitchens and baths.
A new kind of architecture reacts to the human movement within it.
At auto shows, the exhibition design is often flashier than the cars themselves.
How to turn an underused parking garage into a high school.
A Valley Girl celebrates the much maligned building type on its 30th anniversary.
Can a shopping center act as an international border crossing?
Whirlpool and Viking show their wares in new Atlanta spaces—but none are for sale.
A retrospective of Italian fashion hits New York.
Our columnist’s love for Richard Meier’s new buildings downtown is complicated by a little personal history.
Frances Anderton brings design discussion—heated and humorous—to the L.A. airwaves.
Frighetto gave Sean Yoo the freedom to design. He gave them the Freedom sofa.
If you’re hoping to follow in the footsteps of great designers like Mies, Gray, Aalto, Eames, Perriand, and Starck, where do you take your ideas about making innovative furniture? If you’re in America, the major place for peer and public recognition is the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), which first opened in New York 14 years ago this May. While…
Pentagram’s publishing efforts are entertaining—and memorable.
The Best Products showrooms were Post-Modern icons, giving the suburbs their own landmark architecture. An admirer asks,
The design for a new 24-hour cultural space flows out of its multiple uses.
With his controversial new design for the Italian manufacturer, Konstantin Grcic aims to topple the regime of consumer-friendly minimalism.