Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine December 2006


Let It Shine

Norman Foster’s University of Toronto building animates the city after dark with the help of a little light.

Flight of Fancy

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Wait, it is a plane—kind of. For this year’s Swarovski Crystal Palace, Hussein Chalayan, a Turkish-born British fashion designer with a mechanical bent, contributed an aluminum-and-fiberglass wing with a 13-foot span. And just like…

Great White Hope

Spend any time listening to LED-industry experts talk about the little semiconductor’s huge promise, and you’ll soon believe it is the solution to the world’s problems.

Like a Praayer

Like its namesake, the Maantis light, from Richard Rogers Partnership and Italian manufacturer Reggiani, has a strange shape. Instead of oversize front legs and a triangular head (that can turn 180 degrees!), the hybrid system has a pair of fluorescent…

“We Are Experts Too”

People know more about their communities than any architect, planner, or developer can ever know. Now there’s a chance they’ll be heard.

Bursting Out

Using digital technology, architects Jeremy Edmiston and Douglas Gauthier break free from the conventional box that has long defined prefab houses.

The Path to Platinum

After 25 years spent practicing sustainable architecture, BNIM earns the highest rating under LEED—a tool the Kansas City firm’s own efforts helped to create.