Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine July 2003


Best Revival

A new exhibition shows that the once much maligned idea of public space is making a global comeback.

He Is Everywhere

Brooks Stevens may not be a household name, but he did give the midcentury American household much of its prototypical look.

Waste Not

With public tours and a facility built of renewable materials, Madrid’s new waste-treatment plant preaches what it practices.

Suburban Legend

The faded promise of a subdivision inspired by Thomas Kinkade, Painter of Light™, proves that licensing madness (thankfully) has its limits.

Peep Shoe

Birkenstock kicks a hippie image, but not hippie values, with a stylish new line of sustainable shoes by Yves Béhar.

Change Is Good

Whether he’s shaking up tired office furnishings or pushing a radical design theory called Massive Change, Bruce Mau is unafraid to tangle with the status quo.