Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine January 2013


Form is Function

If eco-guilt can’t cure Americans of wantonly tossing plastic water bottles—we use more than 30 billion a year—then maybe we’ll be saved by style. And smarts. Enter the Square bottle, with its stainless steel walls, ergonomic handle, and top and bottom lids. Created by a team of former Apple and Frog Design employees led by triathlete and industrial designer David…


News Metropolis mourns the death of Pritzker Prize–winning Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer. Renowned for his important contributions to modernism and his sensual and curvaceous designs, Niemeyer created a modern architectural identity for his home country. Among his many projects outside of Brazil was the United Nations building in New York City, which he designed with Le Corbusier. Reminiscing FROM RICHARD…