Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine October 2004

 

Buying into New U.K. Design Talent

“Design Mart,” held at the London Design Museum’s new Space, featured 15 up-and-coming furniture and product designers showing—and selling—their wares.

Disposable newspaper dresses, lights made out of sheep stomachs, barbed wire decorated with butterflies: is this the future of design? Yes, according to London’s Design Museum. “Design Mart,” an exhibit held from Sept. 23-26 in the museum’s new Space, featured 15 up-and-coming furniture and product designers showing—and selling—their wares. The group, chosen by an advisory panel that included Ron Arad,…

Reading Rem: An Exclusive Q&A with Koolhaas

In May, two days before the Seattle Central Library’s official opening, the building’s architect, Rem Koolhaas, discussed the structure with Metropolis contributing editor Christopher Hawthorne. The interview took place in a staff conference room on the library’s 11th floor; the room’s floor-to-ceiling interior windows offered an exceptionally good view of the building’s dramatic, open central core, and, through windows on…

Font of Knowledge

In the Cooper-Hewitt’s virtual museum, Web games designed by Parsons students teach kids to look at the world in a different way.

Do the Strand

Seattle activists suggest that the best plan for a troubled waterfront freeway may be to eliminate it.

The Making Of A Library

Most writing on architecture treats the profession as a realm of sole authorship, where One Big Name is heaped with praise, quoted extensively, and ultimately held responsible for whether a building succeeds or fails. The truth, of course, is so much more complex that even a book-length work wouldn’t do the process justice. It isn’t just that there are engineers…

Picture Perfect

Photo-Form bas-relief tiles blend digital technology with the traditional craftsmanship of handmade artisan tiles.

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