Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine December 2012
For SOFTlab, Form-Finding Doesn’t Require Algorithms
An installation at the Architectural League of New York's annual gala offers a case in point for SOFTlab's experimental, "emergent" method.
Thanks to an enriching sideline, SOFTlab started its career with highly conceptual commissions.
The daughter of the legendary photographer talks about her father’s enduring legacy and the impact he had on the modern movement.
Noll & Tam gives the 40-year-old El Cerrito Recycling and Environmental Resource Center a net-zero update.
Tod Williams and Billie Tsien Have Faith in Materials
Through a process of deep research and close collaboration, the architects craft buildings of quiet power and profound tactility.
Through a process of deep research and close collaboration, Tod Williams and Billie Tsien craft buildings of quiet power and profound tactility.
In the age of extreme storms, major physical and emotional challenges call for some serious design thinking.
For This LA Duo, Design and Fabrication Go Hand in Hand
MachineHistories combines digital expertise with a real affinity for the physical tools of making.
The Los Angeles–based collaborative combines digital expertise with a real affinity for the physical tools of making.
An industrial shop in Philadelphia, with roots in nineteenth-century manufacturing, remakes itself for a new era.
These Digital Fabricators Bill Themselves as “Makers”
Based in Long Island City, the architect-trained founders of TIETZ-BACCON are fluent in the languages of materials and machines.
Based in Long Island City, these architect-trained digital fabricators bill themselves as “designers who make things.”
European products showcase the best and latest in material technology.
3M offers a clean, uniform LED lighting solution that can turn corners.
A patented technology is the key to the OZ sofa bed’s effortless transformation.
Residents of the River City have nothing to feel inferior about.
The Miami Valley Hospital uses a construction strategy to stay nimble.