Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine January 2007

 

Design from the Inside Out

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…

The Green Urban Office

With natural lighting and amenities for transportation, HOK’s downtown Toronto studios set the gold standard for office interiors.

Platinum Effort

For Interface’s Atlanta showroom, TVS Interiors achieves LEED’s highest rating by undertaking a rigorous predesign process.

Skin and Bones

Winka Dubbeldam balances substance and style beyond a dazzling glass curtain wall in a New York loft.

Seminar in the Woods

Daylighting, natural ventilation, energy efficiency, and clean materials rule in classrooms for the Evergreen State College by Mahlum Architects.

Object Lesson

The circumvention of SOM’s daylighting scheme for Bank of America shows that user education is essential to sustainable design.

Local Color

Rios Clementi Hale Studios creates an L.A.-centric headquarters for a California nonprofit.

The Beauty of Numbers

Inspired by his work with influential architects, Cecil Balmond searches for that exquisite blend of structural form and structural logic.

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