Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine January 2008

 

Leather Craft

EcoDomo’s new tiles are made in South America from BMW car-seat scraps, then hand-stitched by Amish artisans.

Into the Woods

An environmental learning center—nestled into a rustic 250-acre nature preserve—plays a dual role as symbol and teaching tool.

Vanishing Point

An architect best known for teaching and theory builds his first project—a Mies-inspired glass house—as a vessel for the disappearing self.

Premium Fit

The principles of green design dovetail almost  perfectly with the organic process of fine wine-making.

Shop Talk

Former NEA design director Jeff Speck talks with Maurice Cox, the architect recently selected to succeed him.

Choice Materials

Three experts look at the green strategies behind a model apartment created as a showcase for sustainable thinking.

The Unreal World

Manufacturers and designers experiment with virtual retailing, synthetic materials, and other simulations and imitations of reality.

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