Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine March 2007
Slow Design: A New Formula for the Future?
Can designers incorporate the values of the Slow Food movement? The question was probed last October at the first Slow + Design seminar held in Milan.
Designers attempt to make quicker strides towards the Slow movement.
Daniel Libeskind parlayed his high-profile addition to the Denver Art Museum into a commission for neighboring condominiums—and created a successful urban space in the process.
From its outer skin to its central rainwater tank, Paul Morgan’s house was designed with the setting in mind.
Capitalizing on advances in technology and materials, five emerging designers remake the illuminated world.
Jason Bruges Studio opts for beauty over spectacle in its lighting installations.
A satellite architecture program planned for Sioux City, Iowa, aims to promote downtown arts and culture.
The irreverent London architecture firm creates a cloyingly stylized tearoom.
Three European kitchen systems prove that universal design and high-end aesthetics are not incompatible.
A David Small installation promotes the work of the Broad Institute to the man on the street.
Artemide’s Talak adjustable lamp casts an even glow over the desk.
A Brutalist tower in Cleveland by Marcel Breuer looks destined to be razed.
New quasi-urban shopping centers and the digital public sphere call into question traditional hatred of malls.
A traveling exhibition in the form of a camper promotes Canadian design.
In creating two soaring new studios for the School of American Ballet, Elizabeth Diller discovered the connection between architecture and dance.
Bathtub designs add their own layer of discomfort to modern life.
What you can’t give away in Ohio you can sometimes sell in Brooklyn.
A masterful addition to the Nelson-Atkins Museum by Steven Holl Architects brightens the landscape of midtown Kansas City and pushes the limits for daylighting exhibition spaces.
An onslaught of smart solutions for small residences.
When designing the washroom of L’Atelier, a tiny new members-only lounge in Toronto’s trendy King West neighborhood, Antonio Tadrissi had to consider two powerful constituencies: men and women. Tadrissi, one of the club’s owners, wanted both sexes to gather in the eight-stall bathroom and socialize at its communal mirror. “The idea behind L’Atelier is to be a Parisian apartment, or…
An epic three-part exhibition on how the master builder shaped modern-day New York demonstrates the role he still plays in the life of the city.