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.
The IAC interiors were a dramatic departure from Studios Architecture’s previous breakthrough project—the Bloomberg New York headquarters (see “Total Design,” November 2005), where every product and design flourish reflected the brand. “Bloomberg’s culture has an absolute precision and a definition of what they are, and their spaces carry it from A to Z—their workstations look like the monitors, which look…
The Front Runner is a bit like a vitamin-enriched soft drink: a healthier product for a market merely seeking gratification. “Boating is filled with hot-rodders and hillbillies who just want to go fast,” industrial designer Joey Ruiter says. “That’s who boat manufacturers are targeting. I’m saying that you can have the horsepower and the excitement, but you don’t have to…
An eco-friendly fabric by Louise Russell for Carnegie infuses health-care settings with good vibes.
New and notable books on architecture, culture, and design
It’s finally Friday, and you’re ready to plan a relaxing evening with friends. First you’d like to go to a small dimly lit bar, and then a restaurant—preferably one with seviche. Afterward you want to take in a movie (better get tickets now), and then it’s off to another few bars and maybe a karaoke joint. Everything should be within…
A new book puts the history of one of New York’s premier public-art organizations into context.
The team of designers behind a Noah’s ark gallery in Los Angeles reflects the values of the Old Testament story.
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.