Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine September 2006
A timeline of the evolution of green roofs over the years.
Wolf-Gordon taps Harvard architecture students for a fresh perspective on wall-covering.
Currently standing alone on 21 acres, Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s museum takes on an added public role.
From trendy resort to urban luxury, Deborah Berke’s projects for the James Hotels give birth to a boutique brand.
The Van Alen Institute’s latest exhibition is a scenic argument for the importance of recreational spaces in cities.
The conservative, pragmatic Midwestern city of Omaha, Nebraska, institutes one of the country’s most progressive sets of urban-design standards.
The Center for Land Use Interpretation surveys the American terrain.
Peter Eisenman answers a few questions on architecture, inspiration, and process—using his thumbs.
Although limited in scope, a recent boom in green-roof construction
demonstrates the pressing need for more.
Green-roof technology now offers a host of options—from the humble patch of grass to sophisticated feats of structural engineering.
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.
The recent Zaha Hadid retrospective at the Guggenheim
in New York became a battle of architectural wills.
Step into our ideal hotel room.
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…
North American colleges and universities are integrating environmental practices into design education in innovative ways.
Sven Adolph’s new table lamp for Lucesco combines LEDs with classic modern lines.
North American businesses team with artisans abroad and demonstrate that commerce can be philanthropic.
Can game designers reach a generation of students reared on technology and resistant to traditional methods of teaching?
The architecture crit—that tragicomic rite of passage—often has a cast of characters worthy of Shakespeare.
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.