Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine June 2003
I only arrived a half-hour late to NeoCon this year, a delay more by design than mere tardiness, since I know how congested Chicago’s River North area gets during rush hour. Showing up at 9:30, I thought, would help me miss the madness of the usual commuter crush. So I zipped along in a cab from my North Side apartment,…
Composed purely of recycled cork and rubber, Expanko’s XCR3 seems to have a rather high-tech name for an all-natural product. In fact, the moniker is simply an acronym for the tongue-twisting “Expanko cork-rubber, 3rd generation.” Expanko’s iteration of the cork-flooring composite, however, is the first to offer an aesthetic that’s significantly closer to a typical rubber floor in its subtler…
A competition suggests design CPR for the country’s dying shopping centers.
Blurring the line between public and private, retail and residential, Michael Gabellini creates a minimalism of sensual power.
A little-known Frank Gehry building’s strange path from furniture factory to Christian campus.
No longer a dot-com pipedream, the “virtual office” finally works–and on a grand scale–at the new home of Norway’s telecom giant.
Two Toronto architects reimagine urbanism’s bête noir—the blighted space beneath an elevated highway.
No longer a dot-com pipedream, the “virtual office” finally works—and on a grand scale—at the new home of Norway’s telecom giant.
It’s the new black.
Artists, architects, and industrial designers bring concept wall-coverings to Wolf-Gordon.
Libeskind and the Port Authority—can site planning at Ground Zero accommodate both the poet and the pragmatists?
Princeton visiting professor Peter Eisenman throws down the gauntlet over a Gothic-style dorm.
The former enfant terrible is veering dangerously close to self-parody.
A web exclusive continuation of the interview with Nathaniel Kahn on his father, Louis Kahn.
Can Daniel Libeskind’s 1,776-foot tower reclaim the symbols of democracy?
The mystery of Louis Kahn’s life was as compelling as his buildings. Thirty years after his death, his filmmaker son goes in search of the true Lou with the documentary My Architect.
A new store woos American furniture buyers with Italian design for every room of the house.
Why are we having so much trouble opening doors?
For Oregon vintners Sokol Blosser, a sustainable cellar makes pinot noir taste better.
Thanks to Eero Saarinen’s flexible plan and General Motors’s commitment to design, the original GM Technical Center is still a model corporate campus.