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Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine June 2010
Dan Pearlman creates a refuge in a children’s psychiatric ward in Berlin.
Combining a knack for empathy with an elegance of line, Antenna Design creates products that are both beautiful and supremely functional.
With their famously interconnected ways, young activists show how teams can address complex problems.
When George Nakashima’s daughter, Mira, stumbled across some of her father’s drawings from the early 1940s, she decided to make them into furniture as “an insight into his early creative process,” she says. She updated the designs, substituting maple for poplar and tweaking the scale to meet today’s standards. The resulting Shoki collection, which will be shown this month during…
The borough plays host to a manufacturing revival that combines high tech with a decidedly green sensibility.
Santiago Calatrava teams up with the New York City Ballet.
New and notable books on architecture, culture, and design
The architect Sava Cvek removes some of the bells and whistles of the task chair.
Mexican officials hope that free glasses will be the key to a better education for some students.
EMPIRE STATE BUILDING New York City America’s iconic skyscraper gets a retrofit aimed at cutting energy use almost 40 percent. Forty-three percent of New York City office space was built before 1945. So if the city stands a chance of significantly reducing its carbon footprint, it must begin retrofitting existing buildings. And perhaps there’s no better place to start than…
Vitra’s new building by Herzog & de Meuron cleverly showcases the manufacturer’s residential designs.
For the photographer James Welling, Philip Johnson’s Glass House is both subject and instrument.
Cosentino enlists the Campana brothers to create a bold installation made from recycled materials.
The best of this year’s NeoCon promises versatile and sustainable options for our changing workplaces.
A new design by Martino Gamper pays homage to Thonet’s classic café chair.
A new building symbolizes an Austrian couple’s sustainable practices.
Education experts tell us that kids today learn in fundamentally different ways. Why haven’t our classrooms changed to reflect this shift? A new student chair and learning lab from Steelcase look to bridge the gap.
A Brazilian program pairing designers and artisans produces covetable crafts—and a precious source of income.
Though it may serve as a blueprint for the future, SOM’s visionary master plan for greening the Inland Steel Building ran into two insurmountable obstacles: a tough economy and strict historic-preservation restrictions.