Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine July 2012
Today, MArch graduates routinely rack up six figures in student-loan debt. Yet starting salaries for architects hover around $40,000. What would you say to a prospective student confronting this huge imbalance between the cost of architecture education and the earning power of newly minted professionals?
A research team at the Danish architecture firm 3XN is producing some cutting-edge results.
Best in Class: Top Student Designs That Are Ready for the Real World
Graduating design students from top universities cross disciplines to produce surprisingly mature solutions.
Graduating design students cross disciplines to produce surprisingly mature solutions.
A new book from Mumbai considers what it would take to create cities that are truly inclusive.
The latest surfacing materials for interiors are more adventurous than ever before.
Jimenez Lai likes stories about buildings and buildings that tell stories.
The architect Piero Lissoni slips a thoroughly modern glass addition into a grand old building in the center of Amsterdam.
The Millennium Project is both a sustainable landmark and an accessible riverside venue.
Three emerging interior design firms have discovered the key to thriving in a challenging economy: collaboration.
Everywhere I look I see Web-like patterns.
An elegantly restored research library at UCLA brings the analog and digital worlds together.
In the aftermath of Katrina, a New Orleans library and
community center reinvents itself through sheer determination.
The Unexpected Renaissance of the Public Library
A funny thing happened on the way to its predicted obsolescence. The public library became more popular—and relevant—than ever.
A funny thing happened on the way to its predicted obsolescence.
The library became more popular than ever.
Five years in the making, Ingo Maurer’s wallpaper is a surprising application of LED technology.
The Eisenhower Memorial Incites a Gehry Resistance
Having won the commission for the Eisenhower Memorial, the architect finds himself under attack by right-wing culture warriors.
The architect finds himself under attack by right-wing culture warriors.