Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine February 2010
This year’s winners paired clever interior design with the latest green technology for intimate spaces that are not just inspirational but humane.
Awards based on pretty pictures alone do a disservice to everyone.
The birthplace of Wegner, Jacobsen, and Kjærholm is still a force in design.
Amanda Levete Architects makes a big impact in a tight setting.
Liu Jiakun honors a girl who died in the 2008 earthquake in China’s Sichuan province.
A mosque in Cairo is restored for—and by—locals.
Kansas’s celebrated Studio 804 builds its most ambitious—and costly—house to date. The timing couldn’t have been worse.
PARA-Project crafts an airy retreat in a most unlikely setting.
The legendary Wirtz garden—a horticultural experiment
of otherworldly dimensions—remains a feast for the senses.
Thanks to a citywide building effort, New Haven students are getting an up-close education in architecture.
Yale’s Kroon Hall is proof positive that aggressively green buildings—even carbon-neutral ones—don’t have to sacrifice beauty to achieve their environmental goals.
A young Bugaboo designer gets a second chance at his first assignment.
From the locally crafted interior to the wind turbines on its roof, the new offices for Zimmer Gunsul Frasca have a distinctly made-in-Portland feel.
The Design Council and the Department of Health partner to combat the spread of infection in U.K. hospitals.
The green-thumb ethos of this San Francisco eatery is perfectly reflected in its rigorously green interior design.
There’s a connection between the bag holding our columnist’s morning newspaper and the recent global climate summit.