Bold Move Although Erick van Egeraat’s flashy Chess Club may seem a bit out of place in Khanty-Mansiysk, Siberia has a reputation for attracting eccentric architecture. Take, for example, the World Mammoth and Permafrost Museum in Yakutsk. We wrote about the unique structure, designed by New York–based Leeser Architects, in 2007 (www.metropolismag.com/story/20071121/woolly-headed). The museum is perched on 20-foot-tall concrete pylons,…
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In its new wing, the Queens Central Library finds delightful ways to encourage kids to learn.
In making his work less manufacturable, a young American designer creates his strongest furniture collection.
The minimalist architect on his new book, the value of Flickr, and why holidays are overrated.
Ryue Nishizawa creates an unconventional museum for Hiroshi Senju’s paintings of nature.
These designs can turn a simple bathroom into a rejuvenating spa experience.
The Rotterdam Design Prize celebrates a serious new chapter in Dutch design.
The pattern-shifting Illusion textile is designed to make an impression.
New and notable releases on architecture, interiors, and design history
Ka-Lai Chan’s first mass-produced design is a storage system that signifies self-expression.
The state of New Jersey, addicted to casino revenues, reinvests in a struggling Atlantic City.
A stunning series of photographs by Georg Aerni reveals the other Mumbai—neither fabulously rich nor desperately poor.
Far from the big cities, the Naked Stables Private Reserve offers a rare chance to commune with nature in China.
Konstantin Grcic’s Pro chair takes a radical approach to classroom furniture, insisting that students can’t—and maybe shouldn’t—sit still for hours at a time.
Kilian Schindler’s Concept Kitchen is modular, utilitarian, and a little funky.
Moss—impresario, provocateur, and inventor of the store-as-museum concept—is the retailer most responsible for transforming Soho and taking high-end design mainstream. Now he embarks on a new adventure. Moss, the iconic shop, is gone. In its place, Moss Bureau, the consultancy. Here, he talks about his decision to “kill” his beloved store and reinvent
the brand as a showcase for the gloriously messy business of design.
With a new, engaging design, New York City’s Department of Probation finds fresh purpose for its waiting rooms.
A pair of young, design-savvy entrepreneurs bring a discerning eye and a fresh personal take to a home furnishings store in Toronto.
WEB www.duravit.com “Duravit has a history of addressing luxury in the small bath,” says Tim Schroeder, the president of Duravit USA. “We realized that many of our clients have small spaces, but not necessarily small budgets.” Over the past several years, the company has been collaborating with the Vienna-based design group EOOS to create OpenSpace, a collapsible shower concept that…
A prominent group of globe-trotting architects and designers helps us create the ultimate hospitality experience.