Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine March 2007
Slow Design: A New Formula for the Future?
Can designers incorporate the values of the Slow Food movement? The question was probed last October at the first Slow + Design seminar held in Milan.
Designers attempt to make quicker strides towards the Slow movement.
Bathtub designs add their own layer of discomfort to modern life.
An onslaught of smart solutions for small residences.
Under increasing pressure, advertisers look for novel ways to reach consumers.
A blistering legal battle over Berlin’s new main train station raises the question: Who really controls a public building’s design—the architect or the client?
Ingo Mauer uses live fish to make us consider the slippery nature of light.
From its outer skin to its central rainwater tank, Paul Morgan’s house was designed with the setting in mind.
Jason Bruges Studio opts for beauty over spectacle in its lighting installations.
The irreverent London architecture firm creates a cloyingly stylized tearoom.
A David Small installation promotes the work of the Broad Institute to the man on the street.
A Brutalist tower in Cleveland by Marcel Breuer looks destined to be razed.
A traveling exhibition in the form of a camper promotes Canadian design.
What you can’t give away in Ohio you can sometimes sell in Brooklyn.
When designing the washroom of L’Atelier, a tiny new members-only lounge in Toronto’s trendy King West neighborhood, Antonio Tadrissi had to consider two powerful constituencies: men and women. Tadrissi, one of the club’s owners, wanted both sexes to gather in the eight-stall bathroom and socialize at its communal mirror. “The idea behind L’Atelier is to be a Parisian apartment, or…
By creating a sustainable siding, two young architects aim to produce better buildings.
New products by Patty Madden combine natural materials and artisanal techniques for an eco-friendly, high-end finish.
Daniel Libeskind parlayed his high-profile addition to the Denver Art Museum into a commission for neighboring condominiums—and created a successful urban space in the process.
Capitalizing on advances in technology and materials, five emerging designers remake the illuminated world.
A satellite architecture program planned for Sioux City, Iowa, aims to promote downtown arts and culture.
Three European kitchen systems prove that universal design and high-end aesthetics are not incompatible.