Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine December 2005
Apple’s graphically oriented new screen reader may be the future of accessible interface design.
Packed with parent-friendly features, two new strollers target different lifestyles.
A new hotel in Madrid—featuring a roster of big names—serves as a kind of interior design theme park.
The intersection of thoughtless design and surly workers can lead to nightmarish experiences in public spaces.
Why our traditional assumptions about economic development are all wrong.
The legendary British publisher has in recent years undergone a resurgence led by smart design and an inspired in-house team.
Four designers discuss what it will take to rebuild New Orleans.
City skating gets the nod from Tacoma officials.
“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,…
An award-winning building illuminates downtown Glasgow.
Designers find that the cure to a pervasive health-care problem lies in the pill container itself.
A pair of New York-based designers weaves technology into fashion.
Slovenia is fertile ground for young architects. But not because the people have embraced contemporary design.
Now home to an influx of refugees from New Orleans, Baton Rouge—and its new planning agenda—is being put to a very real test.
Modular housing from Sweden enters the English-speaking world.
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,…
Designers see broad potential in the cloudlike fixtures they designed for a spa.
Pei Cobb Freed grafts a new ambulatory care pavilion onto Bellevue’s existing admissions building.
The Chicago Architecture Foundation comes to the aid of the city’s drafting class.
A Santa Fe craftsman meanders through the forest to make paper the old-fashioned way.