Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine November 2009
A new generation of office products gives us the technology we need—without flaunting it.
Can designers create a desperately needed solution to this vexing problem?
Can emerging technologies change the culture of building or end the adversarial relationship between contractors and architects? When it came time to become a building owner, Autodesk decided to run a few plays from its own digital playbook.
The neighborhood once home to flophouses and the Salvation Army becomes a target for development.
Buffeted by criticism from Prince Charles, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners forges ahead with new ideas for old problems.
Deformscape: From Backyard to Optical Illusion
This contemporary-art collector’s backyard has been transformed with a vertigo-inducing deck, designed by Berkeley-based architect Thom Faulders.
Appearances are deceiving in one contemporary-art collector’s backyard.
Holst Architecture shapes new offices to reflect Ziba’s unique culture of design.
To reposition itself, Kimball Office reaches across the ocean for a jolt of high design.
After purchasing Edward Fields Carpet Makers, Tai Ping is taking pains to honor the American company’s legacy while moving the brand forward.
Clear instructions and honest materials take the pain out of first-aid products.
Bart Halpern partners with Pulp Studio to create a new treatment for his signature textiles.
Drawn to its weathered facade, a Toronto couple decides to call a tiny industrial building home.
A new sculpture park has not only transformed downtown but lifted the city’s sense of itself and its future.