Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine November 2007


Red, Blue, and Green States

Green architecture in the United States is as geographically polarized as the political landscape—and a look at  future eco-building sites suggests the trend will continue. The good news? More LEED projects on the horizon. Lots more.

Breathe Easy

Columbia Forest Products adds particleboard to its growing roster of formaldehyde-free composite woods.

Skyline of Tomorrow

If you don’t like the way Dubai looks today, wait a year or two—it’s changing fast. Here’s a selection of upcoming projects likely to have a big impact on the horizon.

8 On The Inside

Opulent, exuberant, and largely imported from the West, Dubai’s interior design exhibits the same sort of flash as the city’s over-the-top architecture.


When the design firm Arketype considered a former Presbyterian church as a possible venue for its new offices, in Green Bay, Wisconsin, you might say it saw the light—literally. The warm indirect sunlight that filters through the building’s stained-glass windows…

Captain of Industry

A bootstrapping cousin of the uptown behemoths, the New Museum of Con­temporary Art has built a new home in downtown Manhattan that pays tribute to the traditional industrial environs of the scrappy artist. “It’s to be open, fearless, and alive,”…

Beyond the Spectacle

Dubai’s insane rate of development is easy to misinterpret—even caricature—but the cliché obscures the city’s more serious ambitions.

Starting from Zero

In establishing Japan’s first cultural institution devoted to design, fashion innovator Issey Miyake is hoping to expand the nation’s understanding of the subject.

The 100-Year Home

The New York Times builds a glittering twenty-first-century headquarters—designed by Renzo Piano—that challenges the very notion of how a newspaper operates during a time of great uncertainty and rapid transformation.