Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine April 2006
We’ve received a flurry of e-mails in response to Reed Kroloff’s article, Black Like Me. Below are excerpts from readers’ e-mails who cheer Kroloff’s commentary. Opposing viewpoints can be found here. ** Thank you, Mr. Kroloff, for your article. Growing up in New Orleans and Metairie I understand the feelings of the city and its various populace groups. When my…
A big book that revived the monograph and redefined the role of graphic design.
Emerging technologies are poised to reshape our urban environments.
Living in New Orleans—post-Katrina—gives the author a new appreciation for exile and neglect.
It revolutionized the task chair and in the process became an enduring cultural symbol.
An early Metropolis editor looks back on two decades of New York architecture.
Like so many rapidly changing neighborhoods, Brooklyn’s Myrtle Avenue is not the same as it was 25 years ago, nor will it be the same next year. This January Thumb recorded the rhythms of its evolving streetlife. ** Click here to download a PDF of Thumb’s map of Myrtle Avenue. April 1, 2006 Categories: Uncategorized
The idea of sustainable development helped spark a second wave of environmental awareness.
For years New Yorkers were much more likely to work in glass towers than live in them. No more.
These exhibitions and events from the last 25 years continue to matter.
As games and game design become increasingly influential in other design disciplines, we called on area/code and the team behind the B.U.G. to create a game addressing architecture, culture, and design.
A former IBM engineer introduces CATIA software into the design process and pushes architecture into a new era.
In the past 25 years we’ve identified some pieces of the sustainability puzzle. It’s time to find the rest and make the picture clear.
Studying with Eisenman, Hejduk, Scully, Stern, and Stirling was often an exercise in high drama.
This simple utensil embodied the promise of the ADA—a promise that is still largely unrealized but more important than ever.
What is a typeface? Today it’s whatever you want it to be.
The founder and publisher of Metropolis reflects on 25 years of architecture and design.
Years after its demise the legendary magazine continues to exert a cultural influence.
Our author ruminates on a year spent as a visionary in residence.
For our 25th anniversary issue we decided to reflect on some of the defining moments in the design world since 1981, when Metropolis was founded. These were watershed events that not only still mean something to us today but also project potential futures for the way we live, the spaces we inhabit, the objects we use every day, and even…