Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine October 2012

 

A Culture of Caring

Designing hospitals in the global marketplace requires the ability to blend state-of-the-art solutions with a sensitivity to local customs, rituals, and religions.

It’s Electric

With a $200-million investment and an entirely new business model, BMW makes its first serious foray into the future of urban mobility.

Ronan Bouroullec

The older brother of the famous team talks about fetishizing objects, learning English, and walking to work.

Creative Deficiency

We spend more than $20 billion a year on the design and construction of new health-care facilities in the United States. And yet, from a design perspective, the vast majority of these projects are banal, at best. Why is the bar set so low for hospital design?