Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine September 2007
A Victorian-era material gets a twenty-first-century update.
Boeing’s new Dreamliner packs an array of enhancements to benefit passengers as well as the environment.
More information on people, places, and products covered in this issue of Metropolis.
Our columnist’s favorite architects? His list of one begins here.
Public-outreach specialist Barbara Faga really can’t complain about the growing democratization of design.
Architect Christopher Janney’s playful public art acts as an aural and light-filled salve to the alienating effects of the built environment.
The key to a truly engaging hotel room: a touch of mystery.
Christian Lacroix is wowing the hospitality world with the same lavish mash-ups that made him famous in fashion.
A Canadian architect builds a woodland retreat that doesn’t disturb the forest.
Architecture schools use robotics to design buildings that react to the environment.
Antwerp looks to revitalize its once bustling waterfront with a redevelopment plan that anticipates both growth and rising sea levels.
Ilse Crawford creates both an upscale and a casual dining room for a new restaurant in Stockholm.
An outspoken architect points the way to socially responsible practice by building his own designs.
Israeli designers share an unconventional approach to materials and technology.
New York’s circular politics inspire an edgy structure on the Hudson River.
The legendary image-maker talks about the Case Study Houses and the real roots of green design.
Why do we insist on sealing ourselves inside glass boxes when there are more nuanced ways to experience life?
Do baby boomers need their own specially designed telephone? Philips thinks so: its XL 340 is a cordless phone with subtle enhancements aimed at the 47-to-61-year-old set. The keys are large and well spaced (no reading glasses required), the on-screen menus are easy to navigate, and the call quality is crisp and interference-free. Now if only your remote control were…
Doshi Levien’s daybeds combine Indian craft and European industry.
Ada Louise Huxtable answers a few questions on criticism, inspiration, and process—using her thumbs.