Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine March 2008

 

Inga Sempé

Inga Sempé answers a few questions on industrial design, inspiration, and process—using her thumbs.

Indigenous Design

Architecture in the twenty-first century can be intensely local—but only if we stop, look, and understand site and regional conditions.

Case Study

Fellow wheelchair user Ralf Hotchkiss taught our author the importance of local resources, the value of low-tech, and the true meaning of sustainability.

Delirious Beijing

Beijing's unique set of circumstances has combined to create the most insane building boom in the history of man.

A unique set of circumstances has combined to create the most insane building boom in the history of man.

Hot Property

In order to build himself a glass house, an Austin architect had to navigate the feverish politics of the city’s real estate market.

Back to Basics

Manufacturing is still more relevant to long-term economic development than glitzy museums or massive sports stadiums.

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