Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine September 2006


Glamming It Up

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

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.

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…

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.