Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine November 2003
With public housing projects undergoing demolition nationwide, why is New York preserving this one?
From a distance the exterior of 50 Murray Street—a massive, squat structure that was once the Internal Revenue Service’s New York home—appears grim and imposing. The 22-story 1960s office building, which was recently converted to residential use, straddles an entire city block in Lower Manhattan and looks exactly like government-issue architecture from that less enlightened time. But as residents approach…
In the country’s first green residential tower, a temporary showcase interior offers lasting ideas.
A new home for the Liberty Bell cuts modern intrusions out of the historic picture.
What accounts for the differences between Europe’s workplaces and our own? Three American interior designers offer analysis and insight.
…about sustainability, what it means, what it can be, and how we think about our place in nature.
More glimpses of the architectural treasures of the Muslim world.
The Aga Khan Award for Architecture plays a critical role in helping Muslim countries connect to the West.
Faced with demanding residential and workplace requirements, designers invent versatile, high-performance products.
Last year 24-year-old photographer Tony Law won a Fulbright grant to document the modernization of China. “China right now is going through a period of very, very rapid growth,” he says. “The whole country is changing ten times faster than the natural evolution of a country.” Law captured signs of development in four of China’s biggest cities—Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and…
How has the AIA’s New York chapter chosen to inaugurate its new space? Hold your ears.
The perfect marriage of form to function.
Pfau Architecture crafts a clever design for an urban school running out of room.