Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine January 2012


Stewart Brand: Tech Pioneer & Editor of the DIY Bible

Stewart Brand, editor of the Whole Earth Catalog, is one of three design pioneers whose ideas have stood the test of time: going from revolutionary to mainstream.

The Whole Earth Catalog, edited by Stewart Brand and first published in 1968, very quickly achieved cult status in American counterculture. This DIY-er’s bible introduced people to the most advanced thinking of the time—from tensile structures to computers. That in itself should be enough to reserve Brand a place in the annals of architecture and design, but he was also…

Steep Learning Curve

The challenge of designing a net-zero neighborhood raises questions about how architects understand deep sustainability.