Point of View - Point of View April 2009


Made in the Shade

A Metropolis Next Gen alum develops a working prototype for her energy-efficient shape-memory sunscreen.

Q&A: William Saunders

There’s “an assumption in architecture culture that architecture’s at the top of the pyramid,” says the editor of the new book Urban Design.

Behind the April Cover

In thinking about the April cover, the famous Philip Johnson expression, “galloping off in all directions” comes to mind. We explored ideas for three of the six features, and even considered turning a front-of-the-book story on Muji into a feature (during production, no less) because the image worked so well as a potential cover. Alas, the editorial timing of that…

Friday Links

Your social security could get more secure (at least design-wise)…and more.