Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine October 2004


Buying into New U.K. Design Talent

Disposable newspaper dresses, lights made out of sheep stomachs, barbed wire decorated with butterflies: is this the future of design? Yes, according to London’s Design Museum. “Design Mart,” an exhibit held from Sept. 23-26 in the museum’s new Space, featured…

Font of Knowledge

In the Cooper-Hewitt’s virtual museum, Web games designed by Parsons students teach kids to look at the world in a different way.

Do the Strand

Seattle activists suggest that the best plan for a troubled waterfront freeway may be to eliminate it.

The Making Of A Library

Most writing on architecture treats the profession as a realm of sole authorship, where One Big Name is heaped with praise, quoted extensively, and ultimately held responsible for whether a building succeeds or fails. The truth, of course, is so…

Picture Perfect

Photo-Form bas-relief tiles blend digital technology with the traditional craftsmanship of handmade artisan tiles.

Reading Rem: An Exclusive Q&A with Koolhaas

In May, two days before the Seattle Central Library’s official opening, the building’s architect, Rem Koolhaas, discussed the structure with Metropolis contributing editor Christopher Hawthorne. The interview took place in a staff conference room on the library’s 11th floor; the…