Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine July 2008
Having the sole rights to Finn Juhl’s designs doesn’t make it easy for One Collection to manufacture them.
Architectural education meets urban poverty in a TV series based on a design-build program at Tulane University.
In perhaps his last project, Norway’s Sverre Fehn adds on to a building by his nineteenth-century predecessor.
By integrating with the landscape, a Toronto ecology center becomes a living lesson in sustainable design.
answers a few questions on architecture, education, and inspiration—using her thumbs.
Up for grabs since 2003, Finn Juhl’s residence is now part of an unusual museum complex.
Lara Bohinc’s new jewelry shop embraces its dark side, with help from an unusual plastic.
Fresh design talent takes over the City of Light.
Woven into a rare stand of trees, Hiroshi Nakamura’s apartment building offers business travelers a place to land.
In Praise of Polshek Partnership Architects, the “Style-less” Firm
A daring new building—the New York branch of André Balazs’s Standard Hotel chain—by one of our quietly great firms shouldn’t really come as a surprise.
A daring new building by one of our quietly great firms shouldn’t really come as a surprise.
Modular legs elevate Björn Kersting’s Crescendo C2 Maximus desk from child’s play to serious business.
The Austrian-American architect and theorist Frederick Kiesler produced thousands of drawings over his decades-long career, but almost no realized structures. Perusing the exhibition Frederick Kiesler: Co-Realities—a collection of his work on view at the Drawing Center, in New York, until July 24—it’s not hard to see why. Kiesler displays little to no interest in actual things in physical space. Instead,…
It was one of those amorphous programs that are either the boon or bane of young architects’ practices, depending on your perspective. The developer of a high-end condo building in Wilmington, Delaware, wanted a dry cleaner’s storefront to look sleeker than average. It approached local firm arQitecture with no real direction, and with almost no budget. “They weren’t really expecting…
New and notable DVDs on architecture, culture, and design
A new book on driving behavior looks at one of the banes of contemporary existence.
Kieran Timberlake’s Cellophane House takes the mass and the production out of mass production.
The world’s largest color LED display gets its power—and symbolism—from photovoltaic cells embedded in a glass curtain wall.
The American Institute of Architects challenges its members to improve the built environment for all. Is the profession prepared to respond?
Part of what makes Tony Chi so very good at—and famously opinionated about—designing restaurants are the years he spent
owning and operating them.
Eli Broad wields his vast fortune like a blunt instrument—buying art, hiring architects, and shaping L.A. through a mix of civic vision and force of will.