Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine February 2005


The Chill Room

To mark its accession to the United Nations, the Swiss government bestowed the organization with a new interior for its famous headquarters.

Eternal Optimist

Architect William McDonough has witnessed China’s rapid modernization and sees hope for sustainable development.


At the University of Cincinnati, top architects get a strong request from the students. Will the twenty-first-century campus give us what Aretha Franklin asked for?

Rules of the Road

New materials and innovative design are making folding bicycles an urban reality. But can American car-culture change enough to make them safe to ride?