Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine December 2005
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.
Packed with parent-friendly features, two new strollers target different lifestyles.
Slovenia is fertile ground for young architects. But not because the people have embraced contemporary design.
How the contract furniture industry became a beacon for sustainable design.
A new hotel in Madrid—featuring a roster of big names—serves as a kind of interior design theme park.
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.
IIT’s Mies centerpiece is restored.
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.