Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine April 2005

 

Safe Harbor

Young Danish architects create a wavy structure that reclaims a polluted waterfront site for the community.

Read Me

When architects Gisue and Mojgan Hariri needed digital material embedded into bodysuits—to be displayed on mannequins of themselves at the January 2005 Milan Triennial exhibition Dressing Ourselves—they turned to James Clar, a New York-based lighting designer whom Gisue describes as a “twenty-first-century artisan.” His solution, Flexgrid, is a bendable low-resolution panel that displays patterns and emoticons. The Hariris wanted Flexgrid…

Project: Play

At the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Hank Koning and Julie Eizenberg weren’t afraid to make a mess.

Crossing Guard

Over the past several years street-crossing signals featuring countdown lights have slowly appeared at intersections in various cities, informing pedestrians how much time they have to cross. In Taipei this idea received a new twist with the addition of a green man that runs increasingly faster as time runs out. The LED figure’s motion is animated in a sequence of…

Big Air

The new Airbus A380—which dwarfs the Boeing 747—is Europe’s huge, high- stakes gamble on the future of international air travel.

The Art of War

A show housed in bunkers on Kinmen Island addresses the legacy of conflict between Taiwan and China.

2nd Story

The recent restoration of a Neutra house uses the master’s original drawings to satisfy the current craze for more space.

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