Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine January 2008
As rendered, a strangely organic yet unfamiliar form stretches across a valley on Russia’s Lake Ladoga and sweeps down into the water, seeming to take a deep breath along the way. This unconventional structure is London-based Chetwood Associates’ attempt to shift the definition of a wind-energy source. “We want to concentrate and capture the wind to get a much more…
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Why are sustainable ideas rarely recognized by mainstream design awards programs?
A new exhibition at the Cranbrook Art Museum depicts Eero Saarinen as an architect way ahead of his time.
EcoDomo’s new tiles are made in South America from BMW car-seat scraps, then hand-stitched by Amish artisans.
An environmental learning center—nestled into a rustic 250-acre nature preserve—plays a dual role as symbol and teaching tool.
A graduate program at the School of Visual Arts trains the next generation of design critics.
Two young architects bring a down-to-earth brand of tropical Modernism to the balmy Mexican coast.
By teaming its architecture and interiors divisions from the outset, SOM raises the bar on green building.
A telecom giant courts public approval with artful, technically innovative tower designs.
SANAA’s New Museum makes compelling use of an elemental form.
Jonathan Olivares’s Smith is a file cabinet, stool, and table—all in one.
Evo Design’s new kitchenware line is made from recycled plastic.
An architect best known for teaching and theory builds his first project—a Mies-inspired glass house—as a vessel for the disappearing self.
The principles of green design dovetail almost perfectly with the organic process of fine wine-making.
Former NEA design director Jeff Speck talks with Maurice Cox, the architect recently selected to succeed him.
A chronic problem with employee retention led this pragmatic client to building green.
Three experts look at the green strategies behind a model apartment created as a showcase for sustainable thinking.
Could a minimalist structure on a deadly stretch of highway help save lives?
Philadelphia, a city of tiny row houses, might be just the place to build a new version of the American dream: green and affordable.