Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine April 2008
Course# Met111 This course is AIA/CES registered for 1LU / HSW. The design of a healthcare facility has an impact on health and wellbeing of both patients and doctors. The Bloorview Kids Rehab center in Toronto, ON, and the Prentice Women’s Hospital in Chicago, IL are two beautiful examples of facilities where design moves promote healing. The articles “Health and…
Pratt students create a new line of architectural panels from common materials.
Daniele Dainelli photographs Beijing at night.
Chef Alice Waters on Her Restaurant, Chez Panisse
Just as the restaurant connects to local suppliers, the Chez Panisse kitchen reaches out to diners, offering an understanding of what goes into a meal.
Just as the restaurant is connected to a community of local suppliers, the Chez Panisse kitchen reaches out to diners, offering a better understanding of what goes into a meal.
A residential project near Melbourne creatively conforms to the city’s strict building codes.
The dual-flush system is an idea whose time has come.
Design Rolls Into the World of Skateboarding
A newfound rigor and a design-intensive revolution have taken skateboards out of the realm of pure fashion.
A newfound rigor has taken skateboards out of the realm of pure fashion.
Inside a 1970s Hilton in Prague, David Collins concocts a restaurant with historic flavor.
Hired to do one building, the architects double their haul in China’s capital.
Four top American chefs talk about the custom designs and unique tools that define their celebrated kitchens.
Graphic Thought Facility is the subject, and designer, of a new exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago.
The building’s ambitious approach to water management equals its towering size.
Why don’t prominent food critics write about the entire experience, graphics and all?
A new exhibition reconsiders the Wiener Werkstätte’s novel collaborations.
MIT grads generate a jewelry collection using algorithms lifted from nature.
Jeffrey Bernett answers a few questions on industrial design, inspiration, and process—using his thumbs.
Indianapolis hopes to make its cultural mark with a bike-and-pedestrian path that loops through the heart of town.
As concerns about the environment grow, a few architects are betting that buyers will want radically smaller homes.
Faced with a future of drought, Aurora, Colorado, has found an ingenious way to boost its threatened water supply.
British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, a.k.a. the Naked Chef, recently landed in hot water when he shilled for his own kitchen utensils on his weekly cooking show. Fortunately, his latest collection, by Dutch design firm Ontwerpwerk, lets the minimalist products—including melamine mixing bowls and colanders that are matte on the outside and glossy on the inside—speak for themselves. April 1,…