Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine January 2007
A cutting-edge Austrian artist collective creates a new kind of civic space.
Rios Clementi Hale Studios creates an L.A.-centric headquarters for a California nonprofit.
These new shoes come in two parts—one for style and one for structure.
Designer Marian Schoettle has appropriated DuPont Tyvek as the raw material for a line of jackets, skirts, and bags.
Participants in the Urban Curators project highlight the unintended beauty of downtown Providence’s urban detritus.
A new line of snack food steps into the ring.
A LEED Platinum rehab in Portland finds a balance between preservation and sustainability.
Sixty-two-year-old Adrian Smith leaves SOM to strike out on his own.
Winka Dubbeldam balances substance and style beyond a dazzling glass curtain wall in a New York loft.
Two leading structural engineers pick their favorite feats of man-made wonder.
A complex set of interior-design decisions is revealed with the aid of graphic design.
Designs inspired by warmer climes.
Highways That Harvest Wind Power in Urban Environments
Mark Oberholzer, a runner-up in the 2006 Metropolis Next Generation Design Competition, explores the urban highway’s potential for wind power.
Mark Oberholzer explores the urban highway’s potential for wind power.
Marcel Proust famously secluded himself in a cork-lined room for the last 15 years of his life, devoting his energies to the monumental Remembrance of Things Past. So why cork? With its closed-cell foam structure, the low-density wood dampens sound and resists bacteria, mold, and mildew—enemies of the asthmatic and chronically ill author. In 2001, while studying industrial design at…
For a Slow Food restaurant in San Francisco, Cass Calder Smith deploys recycled materials for durability with a popular appeal.
You are about to see a snapshot of twenty-first-century interiors: they are kind to their occupants and the earth equally, in addition to being beautiful. They represent a series of sophisticated decisions that involve a strong relationship to the architecture that defines them, as well as careful choices of materials and furnishings. Winners of the inaugural IIDA/Metropolis Smart Environments Awards…
Alain Berteau finds a novel use for cardboard packaging material.
With natural lighting and amenities for transportation, HOK’s downtown Toronto studios set the gold standard for office interiors.
For Interface’s Atlanta showroom, TVS Interiors achieves LEED’s highest rating by undertaking a rigorous predesign process.
I ♥ IIT… But I Still Don’t Like Rem
Can you separate the tics of a genius-builder from the genius-building? Short answer: no.
A visit to the Koolhaas-designed student center in Chicago places our columnist in a real quandary.