April 2014

American Tune

American Tune

Jan and Marica Vilcek’s remarkable immigrant story provides the inspiration for their foundation’s annual awards honoring young foreign-born scientists, artists, and designers.

Accessible Cab?

Accessible Cab?

When good intentions meet bad design

Source Materials

Source Materials

An increasingly robust body of research, conducted by an emerging generation of architects and designers, points the way to new methods of building and making.

Building Evidence

Building Evidence

A three-year-long research project uses architectural analysis to influence the decisions of courts and politicians.

Noises Off

Noises Off

O+A, the go-to firm for tech companies and start-ups in the Bay Area, tackles the challenge of sound in the open office.

Raising the Bar

Raising the Bar

A selection of writings and talks from Metropolis’s editor in chief

Living with Cancer

Living with Cancer

Through thoughtful architecture, Maggie’s Centres around the world have given patients care and courage.

Coming Home

Coming Home

A Lebbeus Woods retrospective brings the architect’s singular world back to New York City.

Ocean Science

Ocean Science

In both its form and function, the Southwest Fisheries Science Center is intimately tied to the water.

Monthly Illuminations

Monthly Illuminations

Our new column by renowned broadcast journalist and design guru John Hockenberry

Down to the Details

Down to the Details

Grimshaw Architects’ long and fruitful engagement with industrial design is celebrated in an exhibition at this month’s Milan Furniture Fair.

Mies Reconsidered

Mies Reconsidered

A monumental monograph on the legendary architect sheds new light on the godfather of modernism.

The Enchantment of Concrete

The Enchantment of Concrete

For a stunning cultural center in Japan, Chiaki Arai achieves the sublime material clarity of his legendary mentor, Louis Kahn.

Saying  “No Thanks”  to George

Saying “No Thanks” to George

The famous filmmaker fails to sell San Francisco on a deal seemingly too good to be true.

The Next Step

The Next Step

Designer Sami Kallio releases the second edition of his In Between chair.

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