Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine March 2005
It’s impossible to predict the success or lack of industrial acceptance of a new product or process, no matter how innovative or promising it may be. ( “The Cleverest Building Material Around”) In the 1970’s, a product called “Aluca-bond” was touted as being the “structural building material of the future.” It was lightweight, easy to install, low maintenance, paintable and…
A furniture manufacturer gets into the business of helping companies avoid waste.
In classifying a whole host of occupations as “creative,” our leading pop economist overstates the influence of urban professionals.
A selection of space-defining architectural hardware.
By upending our notions of space and place, artist Andrea Blum questions the nature of design and our own behavior using it.
A Portland architect turns a sixties diner into a log-clad nightspot.
Having made a science of watching us shop, Paco Underhill now tells retailers how to design great spaces.
Gehry Weasels His Way Into Ground Zero Masterplan
By keeping the messy process at arm’s length, America’s most famous architect lands a plum job at Ground Zero—on his own terms.
By keeping the messy process at arm’s length America’s most famous architect lands a plum job at Ground Zero—on his own terms.
Can a homogeneous design community really serve the needs of complex humanity?