Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine November 2011
Our retail roundup includes kiosks, pop-ups, hidden shops, and a virtual experience activated by QR codes. All of this raises the intriguing question: What is a store today anyway?
New and notable books on architecture, urbanism, and interior design.
For 50 years, the architectural photographer Norman McGrath has displayed the unique ability to find precisely the right angle from which to convey a building’s real essence.
Turnstone’s affordable, modular Bivi system is a natural fit for small companies.
Double Tragedy: Karrie Jacobs Reviews the New WTC Site
It compounds the tragedy that all traces of what happened there have been erased from the aboveground city, where all will soon be business as usual.
The new World Trade Center memorial erases virtually all traces of the old buildings.
In its new office on the Bowery, Project Projects has enough room to work, meet, eat, and more.
Turning a 1960s restaurant into a high-end fashion boutique was an exercise in restraint.
Among the serendipitous synergies that have sprouted at 33 Flatbush Avenue is an ongoing collaboration between the design and research firm Decker Yeadon and Dr. Oliver Medvedik of Genspace, a new community biotech lab. Their work focuses on water quality, an issue that is a central concern to millions of people in the Global South. Sipping water in parts of…
Artisanship, digital design, and visualization come together in a pulsing, interactive wall at The Leonardo.
Two thriving design collectives—housed in a nondescript building
in Brooklyn—may provide a model for a new way of working.
The expansion of the Cranbrook Art Museum will immerse students and visitors in its extraordinary history.
Products that foster collaboration and efficiency for today’s workplace
The winners of the Living City Design Competition give Paris a futuristic, green makeover.
The architect talks about bottom-feeders, burning bridges, and the terror of the blank page.
News In September, the MacArthur Foundation announced its 2011 fellows. Among them is the Chicago architect Jeanne Gang, who is one of only five architects ever to have received the honor often called the “genius grant.” We wrote about Gang’s innovative approach to materials and construction in our June 2008 cover story, “The Art of Nesting,” by Stephen Zacks. Still…
After designing offices for a veritable who’s who of Silicon Valley tech firms, Studio O+A has a new challenge: bringing the behemoths back to their renegade roots.
Where we live teaches us about our world. What kind of world do we really want?