Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine December 2005
The intersection of thoughtless design and surly workers can lead to nightmarish experiences in public spaces.
Modular housing from Sweden enters the English-speaking world.
A visit to the site of her childhood home—and the tragedy in New Orleans—has our columnist thinking about how we rebuild as a society.
Why our traditional assumptions about economic development are all wrong.
For creative people in need of a flash of inspiration, Mark McKenna has created the Designer Emulation Kit, a little battery-powered light that mimics three iconic lamps—the Castigliones’ Arco, Richard Sapper’s Tizio, and Ingo Maurer’s Lucellino. For each version a small circuit board is CNC milled to create three stylized parts that the user snaps off a template, fits together,…
The legendary British publisher has in recent years undergone a resurgence led by smart design and an inspired in-house team.
Designers see broad potential in the cloudlike fixtures they designed for a spa.
Four designers discuss what it will take to rebuild New Orleans.
Pei Cobb Freed grafts a new ambulatory care pavilion onto Bellevue’s existing admissions building.
City skating gets the nod from Tacoma officials.
The Chicago Architecture Foundation comes to the aid of the city’s drafting class.
“The Brooklyn Bridge is so compelling—it has been inspiring designers and artists since it was erected,” says Jennifer Carpenter, of Truck Product Architecture. A walk across the iconic structure spurred Carpenter to design her Bridges dinnerware collection, just released by Studio Nova. The pattern formed by the bridge’s crisscrossing steel cables became the modern motif encircling her porcelain plates, bowls,…
A Santa Fe craftsman meanders through the forest to make paper the old-fashioned way.
An award-winning building illuminates downtown Glasgow.
Committee’s Fly Tip Wallpaper
Designers find that the cure to a pervasive health-care problem lies in the pill container itself.
How a pair of self-proclaimed “neighborhood nobodies” saw an abandoned elevated railway and envisioned a new park.
Apple’s graphically oriented new screen reader may be the future of accessible interface design.
A pair of New York-based designers weaves technology into fashion.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, something strange happened: architects kept their mouths shut and their hands off their pens.