Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine October 2005
Reimagining the bane of every patient’s existence.
More information on people, places, and products covered in this issue of Metropolis.
An obscure company is fast becoming the go-to fabricator for facade and structural innovation.
Saarinen died young and very much out of critical favor, but the judgment of history seems to have turned for this long-neglected master.
The midcentury architect profoundly influenced many lives, including two at this magazine.
Architect Swee Hong Ng.
The dizzying return of a grand old fixture.
Artists and designers give mirrored surfaces a new look.
By encouraging design at the community level, the city is improving its streets—one business at a time.
A hands-on group of Philadelphia architects update a traditional type of urban housing.
Will Alsop animates the medical research laboratory.
The graphically trained artist’s new book takes on another dimension.
Five experts weigh in on international highway typefaces.
For the first time Dutch designer Hella Jongerius’s craft-inflected organic creations are available to the masses. She has designed four large urn-shaped vases called Jonsberg for Ikea’s PS range, available this month. “Normally my work is made in small editions, which gets expensive. I was searching for a way to create something mass-produced while preserving attention to the richness of…
Shouldn’t the Three Sixty lamp, designed by Foster and Partners, really be called the Six Hundred? Hitting stores in November, the halogen directional lamp has hinges in its shaft and arm that each rotate 300 degrees. So why the name? It couldn’t be modesty. This sleek brass baby is specified for the executive offices in the firm’s striking new Hearst…
An L.A. gallery’s summer installation gives dramatic form to its material focus.
By inhabiting existing buildings, the Savannah College of Art and Design is creating urban-friendly campuses.
Two noteworthy designs aim to provide safe drinking water to communities in need.
An after-school arts program bridges the gap between a gentrifying neighborhood and local students.
Paola Lenti’s supple thermoformed panels dress up living spaces indoors and out.