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Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine November 2007
Highlights from Design Miami 2007
The annual art and design event energizes the city of Miami; here are some of the expected highlights.
The annual art and design event energizes the city.
When the design firm Arketype considered a former Presbyterian church as a possible venue for its new offices, in Green Bay, Wisconsin, you might say it saw the light—literally. The warm indirect sunlight that filters through the building’s stained-glass windows seemed perfect for workers who spend much of their time staring at computer monitors. The five-month renovation, completed last February,…
Green architecture in the United States is as geographically polarized as the political landscape—and a look at future eco-building sites suggests the trend will continue. The good news? More LEED projects on the horizon. Lots more.
A bootstrapping cousin of the uptown behemoths, the New Museum of Contemporary Art has built a new home in downtown Manhattan that pays tribute to the traditional industrial environs of the scrappy artist. “It’s to be open, fearless, and alive,” says Lisa Roumell, deputy director and COO of the museum, which opens next month between two restaurant wholesalers on the…
Humanscale’s ingenious Switch Mouse works equally well for lefties and righties.
The rating system is beginning to gain wide acceptance, but critics now wonder whether the checklist approach can meet the daunting challenges ahead.
Columbia Forest Products adds particleboard to its growing roster of formaldehyde-free composite woods.
Stephen Burks picks four examples of fashion-forward furniture.
Dubai’s insane rate of development is easy to misinterpret—even caricature—but the cliché obscures the city’s more serious ambitions.
New products for a more efficient office
In establishing Japan’s first cultural institution devoted to design, fashion innovator Issey Miyake is hoping to expand the nation’s understanding of the subject.
If you don’t like the way Dubai looks today, wait a year or two—it’s changing fast. Here’s a selection of upcoming projects likely to have a big impact on the horizon.
Two years after Katrina, New Orleans faces huge challenges—amid glimmers of real hope.
Opulent, exuberant, and largely imported from the West, Dubai’s interior design exhibits the same sort of flash as the city’s over-the-top architecture.
The New York Times builds a glittering twenty-first-century headquarters—designed by Renzo Piano—that challenges the very notion of how a newspaper operates during a time of great
uncertainty and rapid transformation.
Dutch design firm Tjep. gives the ground floor of a university building new life.
Are the deans up to the task?
A new exhibition considers the lessons of the 1973 oil crisis.
Visiting London for the first time in years proves revelatory.