Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine October 2012
If a neighborhood is to become truly inclusive, then its community center is best decentralized.
Architizer Killed the Architecture Star?
Architecture has undergone something of a cleansing in recent years, reducing the relative impact of stars on the profession. With a few notable exceptions.
Architecture has undergone something of a cleansing in recent years. With a few notable exceptions.
Under the right conditions, an outdoor public market can transform the busy heart of the city.
We spend more than $20 billion a year on the design and construction of new health-care facilities in the United States. And yet, from a design perspective, the vast majority of these projects are banal, at best. Why is the bar set so low for hospital design?
An urban navigation system based on a profoundly simple idea.
How do you mandate superior “design” or even “beauty” in a planning document?
Simple technologies integrated into city streets can make a world of difference.
The up-and-coming designer duo Lanzavecchia+Wai sets out to make aging stylish.
The transit hub of the future must support a seamless transportation network.
Can American cities walk their way to healthy economic development?
Seven visionary teams reimagine the urban experience
An amphitheater created by the design/buildLAB at Virginia Tech brings new energy to a struggling rail town.
Designing hospitals in the global marketplace requires the ability to blend state-of-the-art solutions with a sensitivity to local customs, rituals, and religions.
Introduction by Susan S. Szenasy
Kevin O’Callaghan teaches big so that his students can dream big.
Hail to the Chiefs: The Presidents With the Best Branding
On the eve of the election, we take a critical look at six decades of presidential graphic design.
On the eve of the election, we take a critical look at six decades of presidential branding.
The older brother of the famous team talks about fetishizing objects, learning English, and walking to work.
Inquiring Minds FROM STEVEN BELL: This was an inspiring piece on why libraries still matter (“Still Here,” by Mark Lamster, July/August 2012, p. 46), whether it’s about books, sacred space, lectures, collections, exhibitions, or computer access. It would be great if it mentioned the librarians who make it possible for libraries to bring value to their communities. Librarians help people…
With a $200-million investment and an entirely new business model, BMW makes its first serious foray into the future of urban mobility.
The next generation of designers searches for truly inclusive solutions.