Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine August 2010 Site Staff FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin Water Dreams Véronique Vienne, Inspired by Axor’s open-ended brief, four internationally renowned designers reenvision the most intimate room in the home.Great Good Places Kristi Cameron, New restaurants that look like they’ve been part of their neighborhoods forever all share a subtle but ambitious social agenda: to create and celebrate community.Going Green Paul Makovsky, A varied selection of sustainable materialsJamie Drake Site Staff, talks about the impeccable taste of Angelo Donghia, statement-making design, and 19th-century candlesticks.The Eustachian Restaurant Site Staff, It’s a desperate attempt to avoid confronting the solemn act of eating: the violence involved in the killing of living things and the brutish discharge of biological need.Random Acts of Architecture Lydia Lee, By combining classic modernism with a less predictable approach, the San Francisco–based firm Ogrydziak/Prillinger Architects creates the ultimate art collectors’ house.The Jaqua Center: The College Experience Writ Architectural Eva Hagberg, A controversial new building on the University of Oregon campus—underwritten by Nike’s deep-pocketed cofounder—wants to turn athletes into student-athletes.Breathing Buildings Kristi Cameron, A ventilated-wall system, popular in Europe, holds great promise for existing buildings here.A Better Box Lunch Belinda Lanks, Black + Blum’s elegantly constructed container makes brown-bagging it a luxury.Too Virtuous Karrie Jacobs, The latest Triennial is long on good intentions but short on sex appeal.Breaking News! Belinda Lanks, Democracy Now!’s new offices become the first broadcast facility to achieve LEED Platinum.Beneath the Surface Site Staff, There have been houses that are nothing more than a glass outline on the landscape, gossamer bridges that appear to be spun from silk, and planes as slender as arrows. So why not an equally sleek bathroom sink? Enter Betty…Abracadabra: Lasagna! Site Staff, Alexander Pelikan may have been commissioned to show off Arpa’s gourmet-worthy laminates, but what he delivered is a metaphor for cooking, which the German designer says can reach magical heights when the right choices are made. Recognizing that the kitchen…Second Time Around Debra Pickrel, By dismantling one residence, Riddel Architecture harvests the materials to build another in its place.At Home on the Water Cathryn Drake, A Dutch team’s floating buildings shed their ties to the land.House, Interrupted Katya Tylevich, An experimental addition pays curious respect to a dilapidated farmhouse outside of Vienna.A Seamless Experience Kristi Cameron, Thomas Meyerhoffer takes pride in products that succeed by going virtually unnoticed.The Thrill of Science Belinda Lanks, A new exhibit taps kids’ curiosity about natural phenomena.Design + Policy = Fit Cities Site Staff, Creating a metropolis that encourages physical activity requires real collaboration.