Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine September 2006


Great Plains Urbanism

The conservative, pragmatic Midwestern city of Omaha, Nebraska, institutes one of the country’s most progressive sets of urban-design standards.

Peter Eisenman

Peter Eisenman answers a few questions on architecture, inspiration, and process—using his thumbs.

Designis Personae

The architecture crit—that tragicomic rite of passage—often has a cast of characters worthy of Shakespeare.

Family Circus

In this third incarnation of Le Cirque, Sirio Maccioni and Adam D. Tihany resume a collaboration that has helped change the face of American dining.

Sweet Sedum

Green-roof technology now offers a host of options—from the humble patch of grass to sophisticated feats of structural engineering.

View From the Bridge

A slice of Hollywood East set amid the industrial squalor of Queens, Silvercup Studios plays host to a new featured performer: New York’s largest green roof.

Antimicrobial Surfaces

Germophobes rejoice. Thanks to Wakefield, Massachusetts–based AgION Technologies, bacteria-killing silver ions are creeping into a variety of everyday consumer products, including textiles and upholstery, cell phones, kitchen appliances, and even staplers. Silver ions are naturally antimicrobial; the trick is creating a delivery system that allows for their controlled release. AgION achieves this effect by binding silver ions with zeolite, an…

Glamming It Up

From trendy resort to urban luxury, Deborah Berke’s projects for the James Hotels give birth to a boutique brand.