Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine March 2006
Philip Freelon built his practice from the ground up—and now he’s the go-to architect for African-American cultural commissions.
A Russian fashion boutique is reimagined using an off-the-shelf material.
In a new maritime-inspired branch library, a Seattle neighborhood has gotten a design that perfectly fits its values.
New York-based architect David Hotson lands a commission for the most prominent site in Armenia. Sited on the most high-profile piece of real estate in Yerevan, Armenia, the Gerard L. Cafesjian Museum of Art had to not only showcase modern art and luminous works of studio glass but also reconnect the small country in the lesser Caucasus mountains with its…
If you judge the greatness of a city solely by the swiftness and ease of the ride in from the airport, New York is a cow town compared to Hong Kong.
No need for Japan’s fashionable consumers to swarm the Champs-Elysées to be suffused by the Louis Vuitton experience: since 1978 the Parisian brand has been practically colonizing the Land of the Rising Sun, in addition to opening hundreds of stores elsewhere around the world.
Some of the architect’s original furniture designs are now being put into production.
Targeting Asian tourists, Louis Vuitton’s new Paris flagship defies French expectations of luxury.
MVRDV converts a pair of soybean silos in Copenhagen into an exclusive apartment building.
Designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Brooklyn Bridge Park seems destined to become New York’s third great urban landscape.
CATIA gets its due in an intricate installation at the Storefront for Art and Architecture.
Expertise as an architect or planner may not qualify you as an astute political analyst.
Two new collections from Landscape Forms target the heartland.
Why it’s great to live in a dense urban neighborhood when there’s a crisis.
Edith Heath came of age on an Iowa farm during the Great Depression, a “waste not, want not” upbringing that was reflected in her pottery and tableware—objects beautiful in their strength and simplicity. The Bay Area-based ceramist’s organic shapes with natural hues—made of clay she developed using materials from local pits and finished with her own distinctive speckled glaze—became the…
The curated shopping experience is an antidote to big-box blues.
A three-dimensional trellis adds another type of green to buildings.
Among the morsels in Chip Kidd: Book One—the star book designer’s monograph of covers and ephemera documenting his process and rise to fame—is the 1986 date book from Kidd’s postcollege job hunt in New York. The agenda has him scurrying from Pentagram to Pushpin with his student portfolio, itching for a position at a multidisciplinary design outfit with no apparent…
Using unconventional thinking and smart design processes, Arik Levy transforms everyday household objects into beautiful works of art.
Developer Solidere has succeeded in restoring downtown as a meaningful public realm.