Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine August 2004


Vitra to Launch Home Furnishings Line

Vitra's new line of domestic furnishings, Vitra at Home, includes designs by Jasper Morrison as well as revived classics by Charles and Ray Eames.

In a return to its roots, German furniture company Vitra is readying a new line of domestic furnishings, Vitra at Home. Available in Europe in October and the U.S. in January 2005, the debut collection includes new designs by Jasper Morrison and Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, as well as revived classics by Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, Verner Panton,…

Radiant Living

Emergent turns infrastructure into ornamentation with a concept house based on systems of circulation.

Deeper Into the Temple of Light

Architect Siamak Hariri’s winning entry for the design of a Baha’i temple in Santiago, Chile took inspiration from his own practice of the Baha’i faith. In this Web exclusive, Hariri, a principal of the Toronto-based architecture firm Hariri Pontarini, and the project’s associate-in-charge, Mike Boxer, discuss their temple and its nine luminous alabaster wings; the computer software programs they used…

School Survey: 2004 – In-Depth Answers from Students and Teachers

The annual Metropolis survey on the state of design education yields a great deal of instructive, useful information that, due to space limitations, doesn’t make it into the magazine; the 2004 Metropolis School Survey is no exception. Below are six downloadable PDF files with detailed responses about different aspects of collaboration, submitted to the survey by both students and teachers….

This Westchester Memorial Is Everything the WTC, Regrettably, Won’t Be

Those seeking succor in architectural monuments—hopeless optimists, surely—might want to skip Ground Zero and take the train upstate.

Quick: think of a good contemporary memorial. No, not that one we’ve all heard quite enough about: Maya Lin’s shrine to the Vietnam War—a wonderful thing, a bolt from the blue, a one-in-a-million shot—a modern design that people actually respond to, but clearly neither a reproducible scheme nor useful as precedent, as the attempts of Lin’s imitators and her own…

A President and His Dog

Everyone I talk to these days is addicted to political blogs. We are all searching the Web for the latest piece of dirt on Ahmad Chalabi or Abu Ghraib, or the freshest political polling data. We trade URLs the way in decades past we might have traded names of obscure rock bands: Talkingpointsmemo, Buzzflash, Dailykos, Atrios. It’s as if somewhere…

School Survey: 2004 – The Participants

Replies for the School Survey: 2004 came from the following colleges and universities Academy of Art – San Francisco, CA Advanced Technology Center American River College American University Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece Art Center College of Design Art Institute of Atlanta Art Institute of California-San Diego Art Institute of Colorado Art Institute of Portland, AIPDX Art Institute of San…