Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine June 2008


Deeply Felt

Tanya Aguiñiga’s furniture incorporates local culture, traditional crafts, and layers of colorful fabric.

All Wrapped Up

On a recent trip to Helsinki, architect Page Goolrick found herself battling the damp cold equipped with little more than a short jacket. So she did what most of us wish we were re-sourceful enough to do, and fashioned her own protective shawl out of a yard of woven cashmere bought at a local fabric store. The chic charcoal gray…

In Sync

Technology is rapidly transforming health care, bringing dramatic (and long overdue) changes to the look of many hospitals. Sync, a swoopy new nurse’s station from Nurture by Steelcase, is an architectural response to the less paper/more technology imperative. “People have been talking about decentralized nursing for twenty years now, but the hurdle was always technology,” says George Vangelatos, a principal…

Looming Debate

The battle over building heights in Paris pits a popular socialist mayor against real estate developers who would love to see the City of Light enter the twenty-first century.