Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine June 2007
New Addition at North Carolina Museum of Art Brings Outdoors In
A new addition at he North Carolina Museum of Art, home to the largest art museum park in the country, will make the landscape a key feature.
A new addition at a North Carolina museum will pull double duty to accommodate the work inside and out.
Located adjacent to Barry Diller’s private office, IAC’s sixth-floor boardroom is very much a reflection of the company’s buttoned-down maverick boss: an elaborate combination of traditional wood and nontraditional technology. Because IAC makes extensive use of videoconferencing, the room became “sort of its own project within the bigger project,” says Eric Levin, director of real estate development. A guitar-pick-shaped conference…
A new book of photographs captures the brief Soviet period when architecture symbolized the egalitarian promise of Communism.
A workshop in the Netherlands demonstrates that there’s nothing basic about this building block.
At Gehry Partners model making is a kinetic process. “When Frank and I work together,” Craig Webb explains, “he’ll do a sketch, I’ll do a model, he’ll do a sketch, I’ll do a model.” For IAC the process began with preliminary models based on the zoning envelope (img. 1) and spun out from there. Simple shapes—rectangles, parallelograms—came first, resulting in…
Studio FAM’s memorial to victims of the 2004 Madrid train bombings
Ad agency Raison Pure promotes its Parisian sensibility with a new furniture gallery in New York.
How Studios Architecture navigated between the world’s most demanding client and the world’s most famous architect
If condos don’t destroy Coney Island, the master-planned amusements will.
Herman Miller looks to revolutionize interiors by making expensive renovations a thing of the past.
Public Architecture designs a place where day laborers can convene to find work and take classes.
Jonathan Harris distills the Web’s infinite avalanche of thoughts, facts, and feelings into exquisitely framed portraits of humanity.
A young San Franciscan’s pitch-perfect designs originate from his love of music.
A new furniture system aimed at the small-office market seeks to simplify the often daunting process of setting up shop.
A bookstore installation in Shanghai playfully updates old-school Chinese building methods.
Five historic Knoll Textiles patterns get a commemorative update.
Cities need your skills to take them into a carbon-free future.
What’s a budding celebrity architect to do when the winds of change begin shifting away from fame?
Smaller, more sustainable tools for work
Sticking a pen in someone’s eye is a) usually a bad idea; b) occasionally hilarious; c) an important glaucoma screening test; or d) an interesting design challenge. For Bryce Rutter, the founder and CEO of Metaphase Design Group, it was particularly the last. His team—veteran designers of toothbrushes, coffee-cup lids, and computer mouses—was commissioned to rethink the tonometry pen, an…