Arts + Culture

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…

Mirror Image

In the automotive world, brand identity seems to have taken a clear second place to plain, old-fashioned copying.

Making Magis

With his controversial new design for the Italian manufacturer, Konstantin Grcic aims to topple the regime of consumer-friendly minimalism.

The Growthing

Science fiction writer Bruce Sterling imagines a future of biomorphic furnishings, emotional sensors, and buildings that support themselves.