Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine April 2008


Health and Welfare Trends in Healthcare Design

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…

Maximum Minimum

Million-dollar lofts seem to receive the lion’s share of attention when it comes to kitchen design. But now a well-known manufacturer of colossal kitchens, Maistri, has cooked up a fitting solution for more modest quarters: the Pocket Kitchen. The key to the space-saving design is a customizable island that can be outfitted to include a sink, a cooktop, and a…

Primary Victory

Now that the first elements of Ed Mazria’s Architecture 2030 Challenge have made it into law, he’s ready to push for the rest.

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Pocket Pads We love that an architect in the third-largest state in the union has erected living quarters the size of a dollhouse! Jay Shafer, of Tumbleweed Tiny House Company, in Sebastopol, California—population 7,774; square footage 52,411,392—has designed spaces as wee as 70 square feet, the rough equivalent of a standard American office cubicle or the tiniest room allowed in…

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.

Forged Czech

Inside a 1970s Hilton in Prague, David Collins concocts a restaurant with historic flavor.