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Ashes to Concrete

Ashes to Concrete

For this unique home, Atelier Tekuto teamed up with experts to develop an environmentally-friendly concrete made—not from sand—but volcanic ash.

July-August 2016
Village People

Village People

The countryside continues to underpin our urban imaginings.

July-August 2016
The Psychology of Scarcity: What Behavioral Economics Can Teach Design

The Psychology of Scarcity: What Behavioral Economics Can Teach Design

Professor Eldar Shafir explains how scarcity and abundance affect our actions as individuals and communities—and what that means for designers.

July-August 2016
Good-bye Grand Structures: The Small-Scale Civic Architecture of Today

Good-bye Grand Structures: The Small-Scale Civic Architecture of Today

Until we can once again believe in our collective destiny, the foreseeable future of American civic architecture is in precise, nimble interventions.

July-August 2016
Gere Kavanaugh: Pioneer With A Penchant for Color

Gere Kavanaugh: Pioneer With A Penchant for Color

Paul Makovsky speaks to the renowned designer about her colorful world, the collaborative and creative scene of L.A. in the ’60s and ’70s, and the power of the pencil.

July-August 2016
Q&A: Allegra Fuller Snyder

Q&A: Allegra Fuller Snyder

Metropolis editor Mikki Brammer sat down with Buckminster Fuller’s daughter to discuss what Bucky would think of the world today.

July-August 2016
The Man Who Elevated Landscape to Art

The Man Who Elevated Landscape to Art

Roberto Burle Marx was more than the peerless landscape architect who revolutionized the garden aesthetic. He was also a consummate artist whose innovations drew on a wide range of cultural and natural references.

July-August 2016
Antennae to Experience: What Bucky Fuller Taught Me

Antennae to Experience: What Bucky Fuller Taught Me

Buckminster Fuller's daughter shares a previously unpublished essay and reveals a rarely spotlighted side to the revered thinker.

July-August 2016
Reporting from the Domestic Front

Reporting from the Domestic Front

At this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale, multiple pavilions grappled with one vital question: What is the future of the home?

July-August 2016
Tangled Up in Design

Tangled Up in Design

With this year's Istanbul Biennial, academics Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley aim to reboot the history of civilization and “redesign” the human subject altogether.

July-August 2016
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