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Metropolis Musings

Metropolis Musings

Nostalgic about the publication’s 25th anniversary, Horace Havemeyer III, the founder and publisher of Metropolis, talks about its inception as well as its future.

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Failing Backward

Failing Backward

A new book treats the architectural failures of a radical past as a learning opportunity for an apathetic present.

April 2016
"Design and Technology Can Work in Tandem to Benefit the Human Condition"

"Design and Technology Can Work in Tandem to Benefit the Human Condition"

The rise of the robots should inspire hope not concern, says Metropolis editor in chief and publisher Susan S. Szenasy.

April 2016
Humane Places Versus Machines for Learning

Humane Places Versus Machines for Learning

As part of the Metropolis Think Tank series, Susan S. Szenasy talked with the partners at Ennead Architects in New York City about the challenges of place making, research, and mixed-use spaces in the current educational environment.

April 2016
Grappling with Gentrification in Miami's Little Haiti

Grappling with Gentrification in Miami's Little Haiti

As booming real estate yet again shifts the landscape of creative hot spots in Miami, it’s now Little Haiti's turn.

March 2016
Does “Made in Melbourne” Have Any Global Clout?

Does “Made in Melbourne” Have Any Global Clout?

Given its remoteness from the rest of the design world, Melbourne hasn't yet achieved the cachet of other international cities. But it's well on its way.

March 2016
Keeping It Alive

Keeping It Alive

Crafted in Istanbul documents the skills of traditional makers and small manufacturers, creating an invaluable resource for designers.

March 2016
Maker Culture and the Human Factor

Maker Culture and the Human Factor

As part of the Metropolis Think Tank series, Susan S. Szenasy talked with EYP, the award-winning Boston architecture and engineering firm, about the process of creating educational spaces that foster engaged, hands-on learning and making.

March 2016
Steely Resolve

Steely Resolve

John Hejduk’s The House of the Suicide follies find a permanent home in the Czech Republic’s capital.

March 2016
The Attrition Problem

The Attrition Problem

Despite their healthy representation in architecture schools, many women still end up leaving the building profession. That’s a loss of talent architecture can’t afford.

March 2016
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