Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine March 2007

 

Hawkeye Urbanism

A satellite architecture program planned for Sioux City, Iowa, aims to promote downtown arts and culture.

Total Access

Three European kitchen systems prove that universal design and high-end aesthetics are not incompatible.

Bodies & Space

In creating two soaring new studios for the School of American Ballet, Elizabeth Diller discovered the connection between architecture and dance.

The Magic Lantern

A masterful addition to the Nelson-Atkins Museum by Steven Holl Architects brightens the landscape of midtown Kansas City and pushes the limits for daylighting exhibition spaces.

Boys’ and Girls’

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…

Robert Moses Lives

An epic three-part exhibition on how the master builder shaped modern-day New York demonstrates the role he still plays in the life of the city.

Collision Course

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?