Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine June 2012

 

Designing for Creativity

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.

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?

Dialogue

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…

The Sunny Side

A solar-panel manufacturer finds a way to build a beautiful new office space in difficult times.

Total Package

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.

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