Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine June 2012
Going for Bronze? The London Olympics’ Lackluster Architectural Legacy
When London was named host city for the 2012 Olympics, experts thought it was the urban planning that won the day. What happened to that grand vision?
When London was named host city for the 2012 Olympics seven years ago, experts thought it was the urban planning behind the bid that ultimately won the day. Now, on the eve of the event itself, with several lackluster venues in place, many are wondering: What happened to that grand vision?
Moss’s Legacy FROM SOPHIE ROBERTS: Bravo to Murray Moss for his dedication and vision—his store will be missed (“Murray’s Next Act,” by Jennifer Kabat, April 2012, p. 70). It is disappointing to watch New York’s sky-high rents stifle an entire creative class of artists, designers, and those, like Moss, who promote their work. It’s already clear that young creative people…
Luis Eslava Studio’s versatile sofa collection invites sprawling relaxation.
A trip to Columbus, Indiana, reveals the architectural genius of Eero Saarinen.
The designer Elliott Earls and architecture students at Cranbrook learn some valuable lessons on the job.
For the better part of a decade, Dallas has been aggressively remaking its downtown.
A new exhibition explores Japan’s little-known Art Deco period.
The curtains are raised on a new performing-arts center in a Nordic seaside town.
New releases at NeoCon and elsewhere will make our jobs easier—and more fun.
Designers turn to traditional wood and leather crafting to create simple, timeless objects.
With the relaunch of his classic Herman Miller textiles, the legendary designer remains as bold and playful as ever.
A solar-panel manufacturer finds a way to build a beautiful new office space in difficult times.
Using BIM to apply a whole array of green strategies, UN Studio
creates a stunning office complex that may provide a template
for smart buildings and integrated design.
Jonathan Olivares proposes three sets of furniture to turn the outdoors into an office.
A new line of school furniture capitalizes on extensive research into the changing dynamics of the classroom.
The architects at El Dorado have found ways to reclaim freeways for pedestrians.
We asked the author of Imagine:How Creativity Works to help us
envision a more perfect workplace environment—one that draws
on the lessons of neuroscience, architecture, and city planning
to foster innovation and ingenuity.
Graphic Design: Now in Production searches for common concerns in today’s diverse practice.