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The Metropolis Summer Reading List 2016

The Metropolis Summer Reading List 2016

Architects, designers, curators, and publishers tell us what they will be reading this summer.

July 2016
Alberto Alessi: Keeping Up Craftsmanship In a Digital Age

Alberto Alessi: Keeping Up Craftsmanship In a Digital Age

Can Alessi guarantee the level of detail and sophistication the brand is known for while innovating with cutting-edge production methods still in their infancy?

July 2016
A Japanese Home That Transforms the Humble Window Sill

A Japanese Home That Transforms the Humble Window Sill

Inspired by the way a cat inhabits the windowsill, ikmo architects conceptually transformed this home's windowsills into small, configurable rooms.

July 2016
Why Now, More Than Ever, We Need A New Islamic Architecture

Why Now, More Than Ever, We Need A New Islamic Architecture

Too many new mosques are being built in "traditional" styles that rely on outdated tropes and ignore the challenges Muslim Americans today are facing.

July 2016
What the Tate Modern Means in a Post-Brexit World

What the Tate Modern Means in a Post-Brexit World

Herzog and de Meuron’s fortress-like extension is a powerful metaphor for the state of inclusivity in a post-Brexit world.

July 2016
A Mobile Dental Office For San Fran's Tech Crowd

A Mobile Dental Office For San Fran's Tech Crowd

Studio Dental, a mobile dental care facility, uses space as efficiently as possible and ensures patient comfort down to every detail.

July 2016
Norman Foster on Using Drones to 'Leapfrog' Development in Rwanda

Norman Foster on Using Drones to 'Leapfrog' Development in Rwanda

The "droneport" is a humanitarian initiative that seeks to jumpstart and navigate the infrastructural challenges of emerging economies.

July 2016
A New Wave of Passive Home Design

A New Wave of Passive Home Design

6 unique interpretations of the passive house trend around the globe.

July 2016
Crosscurrents: From Home to Work

Crosscurrents: From Home to Work

As part of the Metropolis Think Tank series, Susan S. Szenasy discussed designing for both privacy and collaboration in the workplace with the Seattle-based architecture firm Olson Kundig.

June 2016
Back to the Fold: Jake Dyson's Return Puts Dyson In A New Light

Back to the Fold: Jake Dyson's Return Puts Dyson In A New Light

A new LED line brings fresh clarity to Dyson's commercial offerings—and marks Jake Dyson's return to the company after 12 years.

June 2016
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