April 2013

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Finding Mies

Finding Mies

A talk with Phyllis Lambert on the making of a masterpiece

Metropolis Likes at KBIS 2013

Metropolis Likes at KBIS 2013

Metropolis editors called out the top spaces, products, and ideas at KBIS

It’s a Small World

It’s a Small World

The newest trend in urban development? Micro units.

Sidewalk Save

Sidewalk Save

The Urban Umbrella turns scaffolding into a pleasant sight for pedestrians.

Emotional Ties

Emotional Ties

Our relationship to objects is shaped by the language we use about them.

Melting Stone

Melting Stone

Rockfon transforms basalt into a high-performance ceiling tile.

Ready for Prime Time

Ready for Prime Time

3-D printing has already transformed design. Now, with affordable equipment widely available, the technology is going mainstream.

The Fourth Science

The Fourth Science

Engineering and design must become core elements of our schools’ curricula.

Smart Building Blocks

Smart Building Blocks

A global roundup of innovative materials and systems from some of our best architects, designers, and engineers.

Machine-Made Living

Machine-Made Living

A Dutch architect teams up with an Italian inventor to build the world’s first 3-D printed house.

The Space Maker

The Space Maker

French designers create a 3-D printed room divider with ultimate flexibility.