Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine October 2012
Inquiring Minds FROM STEVEN BELL: This was an inspiring piece on why libraries still matter (“Still Here,” by Mark Lamster, July/August 2012, p. 46), whether it’s about books, sacred space, lectures, collections, exhibitions, or computer access. It would be great if it mentioned the librarians who make it possible for libraries to bring value to their communities. Librarians help people…
With a $200-million investment and an entirely new business model, BMW makes its first serious foray into the future of urban mobility.
The next generation of designers searches for truly inclusive solutions.
We challenge the design community to address the full arc of human life with its variety of needs.
A solution for the home office of the future that recreates the look and feel of live encounters.
Blik and Bruce Mau Design help you create your own eco-friendly wall coverings.
A freewheeling talk with the proud 120-year-old matriarch of a multigenerational household, circa 2120.
Enlisted Design is producing a wall-mounted garden system for city dwellers.
If a neighborhood is to become truly inclusive, then its community center is best decentralized.
Architizer Killed the Architecture Star?
Architecture has undergone something of a cleansing in recent years, reducing the relative impact of stars on the profession. With a few notable exceptions.
Architecture has undergone something of a cleansing in recent years. With a few notable exceptions.
Under the right conditions, an outdoor public market can transform the busy heart of the city.
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?
An urban navigation system based on a profoundly simple idea.
How do you mandate superior “design” or even “beauty” in a planning document?
Simple technologies integrated into city streets can make a world of difference.
The up-and-coming designer duo Lanzavecchia+Wai sets out to make aging stylish.
The transit hub of the future must support a seamless transportation network.
Can American cities walk their way to healthy economic development?
Seven visionary teams reimagine the urban experience
An amphitheater created by the design/buildLAB at Virginia Tech brings new energy to a struggling rail town.