Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine October 2005
I Left My Heart at the Hyatt Regency
Our columnist goes to San Francisco, rides a glass elevator, and experiences a design epiphany at the Hyatt Regency's atrium lobby.
Our columnist went to San Francisco, rode a glass elevator, and experienced a design epiphany.
An obscure company is fast becoming the go-to fabricator for facade and structural innovation.
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…
New and notable books on architecture, culture, and design.
Saarinen died young and very much out of critical favor, but the judgment of history seems to have turned for this long-neglected master.
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…
The midcentury architect profoundly influenced many lives, including two at this magazine.
An L.A. gallery’s summer installation gives dramatic form to its material focus.
Architect Swee Hong Ng.
By inhabiting existing buildings, the Savannah College of Art and Design is creating urban-friendly campuses.
The dizzying return of a grand old fixture.
Two noteworthy designs aim to provide safe drinking water to communities in need.
Artists and designers give mirrored surfaces a new look.
An after-school arts program bridges the gap between a gentrifying neighborhood and local students.
By encouraging design at the community level, the city is improving its streets—one business at a time.
Paola Lenti’s supple thermoformed panels dress up living spaces indoors and out.
A hands-on group of Philadelphia architects update a traditional type of urban housing.
The Design Can’s Parcel Table
Will Alsop animates the medical research laboratory.
At the AIA convention in Las Vegas, the material creativity on display far surpassed the rhetorical flourishes.